Monday, 29 November 2010

Magical Mondays Challenge 'Wings'

I hope you are all good and the chilly white stuff is not causing you too much distress. I feel it may be a little quiet in the shop this week but I really can't blame people for not venturing out.
Anyway I'd better stop my rambling and get on with the task at hand. Today is the start of another fab challenge over at Magical Mondays this time we want to focus on 'Wings'. Please remember the whole idea behind this wonderful challenge blog is to promote all that is Magical, so whatever theme or sketch that is asked for every entry must use a magical image or it will not be counted. Well enough of the strict stuff here is my contribution for the DT.
I have coloured this gor -geous angel Tilda with ProMarkers and teamed her with some beautiful DP's from GCD's 'Paris Nights' collection. The frame is from a wonderful die set by Marianne D and the border punch is my fave from Martha Stewart.
I added some lace, velvet ribbon, flowers and bling from my stash to finish.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts - #39 Cazzy's Recipe 'Black, White and 1 Other (Black, White and Cream)
Allsorts - #80 'Monochrome'
Crafty Creations - #95 'Christmas is Coming'
Daring Cardmakers - 'Spotty, Stripey Christmas'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Old and New' (Tilda stamp is very new and this was my very first MS punch so pretty old)

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of Blogland and I hope you all have a fab week.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

I is for...... 'Ice and Snow' ABC Challenge

Good Afternoon!
Apologies this should have been posted yesterday but I was having a real nightmare with blogger!
Anyway, it's time for another ABC Challenge and this time we want you to think of Ice and Snow for the letter I.
This week we are sponsored by Wags and Whiskers, whom have kindly donated a fab prize.
Please remember you can only combine our challenge with a maximum of 4 others, you can enter more than once but each time must be a different project, ie card, layout etc

I have chosen to make a word book using some gorgeous paper from Basic Grey's Jovial collection and teamed it with lots of lovely images from Magnolia. I created the letters on my computer using the font 'Rockwell' then printed them onto card and covered with the DP's.
I spritzed the entire book with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist for some added sparkle then coloured for England yeah! I used a Marrianne D snowflake die set to embellish and plenty of ribbon from my stash.
I know it will be a bit long winded but in case you wish to know what I've used I will include a ProMarker crib sheet for each of the characters.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - #42 'Anthing Goes - with a bit of Sparkle'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Old and New' (Old stamps, and New papers)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #131 'Anything Goes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'X is for Xmas'
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #12 'Christmas Theme'
Pile it On - #46 'Winter Means...' (Snow)
Totally Papercrafts - #43 'Snow and Snowflakes'
Top Tip Tuesday - #11 'Layer on Layer'
Simon Says - 'Let it Snow'

ProMarker Recipe for Snowman
Hat and Scarf: Pear Green, Moss
Hat Trim and Bobble: Ivory, Vanilla
Gloves: Poppy, Crimson
Buttons: Cool Grey 4 and 5
Nose: Apricot
ProMarker Recipe for Unwrapped Tilda
Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Apron: Ivory and Vanilla
Dress Sleeves and Hair Bow: Cool Aqua
Socks: Ivory, Vanilla, Cool Aqua
Box: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Wrapping Paper: Poppy, Crimson
Label: Pear Green
Tag and String: Ivory, Vanilla, Sandstone

Santa's Little Helper:
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Hat and Dress: Poppy, Crimson
Apron and Hat Trim: Ivory Vanilla
Tights: Ivory, Vanilla, Pear Green, Moss

Edwin and Tilda Skating
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Hat and Jumper: Cinnamon, Shale
Hat Trim: Ivory and Vanilla
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Gloves: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Boots: Pastel Blue, Cool Grey 3
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Shale
Coat and Gloves: Poppy, Crimson
Coat Trim and Socks: Ivory and Vanilla
Boots: Pear Green, Moss, Cool Grey3

I finished the book by distressing everything with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Hope you like this project and I look forward to seeing your work over at ABC.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Boutique Tilda

Good morning to all in blogland,
Here is another little Tilda creation I wanted to share with you all. I wanted to be able to create a Tilda card for an older girlie so I went for a very sassy mix of black, white and and my favourite hot pink. I loved this boutique image from the Bon Voyage collection and Tilda weighed down with all her shopping bags is just adoreable.
I went for a regular easel design but then decided I wanted Tilda to pop out so I added a second little easel attachment to let her make a statement. I then added loads of layered pink flowers and heaps of gems to add the compulsary bling! I distressed the bunting to give it more of a fabric feel and added faux stitching to make the images pop!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts - #39 Recipe by Cazzy 'Black, White and 1 Other and Punches
Passion for ProMarkers - #78 'Stitching and Distressing'
Fresh Brewed Designs - #23 'Show off Your Style'
Paper Romance - #25 'Your Favourite Things' (Pink and Shopping)
Southern Girls - #6 'Your Favourite Colour' (Hot Pink)
Simon Says - 'Sparkle'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cool Grey 1,3,4,5
Top and Shopping Bags: Pink Carnation and Fuschia
Handbag: Cool Grey 4,5
Trousers: Cool Grey 1 and 3
Shoes: Cool Grey 1,3 and 4
Brickwork: Cool Grey 1 and 3
Boutique Sign: Fuschia
Clear Glitter Pen for window detail

Monday, 15 November 2010

'Let it Snow' for Magical Mondays Challenge

Good Morning all,
It's time for another challenge over on Magical Mondays and we're looking for a wintery feel with the theme 'Let it Snow'. So if you haven't already made a start on your Christmas cards perhaps now is the time.

I have used the beautiful 'Faerie Fae' digi from Tiddly Inks. The stunning shimmery DP's are from The Paper Company and I loved working with this sketch from Quirky Crafts by Lyn.
I have added loads of snowflakes (Martha Stewart punches) and even more stickles for that wintery sparkle.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
DCD's Christmas Club - #43 'Snowflakes'
No Time To Stamp - #165 'Non Traditional Christmas Colours'
Fairy Tale Challenge - 'Everything Goes'
Stamp Something - 'Use Something Digital'
Delightful - 'Glitter it Up'
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #129 'Snow/Snowflakes'
Sweet Stampin - 'All About Snowflakes'
Quirky Crafts - #38 'Spyder's Quirky Sketch'
I Love ProMarkers - #40 'Icy Colours'
Secret Crafter - 'Sparkle and Shine'
Wild Orchid - #10 'Blue Christmas'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Dress and Shoes: Pastel Blue, Blue Pearl

Friday, 12 November 2010

A Little Bit of Attitude!!!

The lovely Lorraine over at Lorraines Place has very kindly given me this fab blog award!
Huge thanks hunny!

There are a few rules that go along with it though. Oh, and a $5 gift certificate if you follow them.

1. Share 3 things about me.
a) I used to show, groom and judge Old English Sheepdogs.
b) My first job was sorting and valuing rough diamonds.
c) I love Harry Potter and can't wait to see the latest film!

2. Pass this on to 5 people and these are some blogs I love.


3. Display the blog award in your sidebar and link it back to the DIGI'S WITH ATTITUDE challenge blog (then click on the link on the blog to claim your gift).

Thanks again Lorraine you are a star :-)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

H is for Holidays (Christmas)

Good morning to all in the land of blog.
Well it's time for another challenge over at ABC and we're up to the letter H already, and this time H is for Holidays (Christmas).  We are also very lucky to be sponsered by the fabulous Lili of the Valley.
I thought it was about time I made a start on my Christmas cards so this was the perfect challenge to get me in the Christmas mood.
I dug out my gorgeous Snow Juggler stamp from Sugar Nellie and got him inky. I used some Papermania DP's from last year I think they were called 'Home for Christmas' but don't quote me on that! The ticket stamp is from Magnolia and the felt snowflakes were also from Papermania. As always I used my trusty ProMarkers to colour and distressed everything using Antique Linen Distress Ink. Finally I added a touch of Stardust Stickles to make the snowballs sparkle

Hope to see you over at ABC and remember have fun!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Crafty Little Place - #64 'Red, White and Green'
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #129 'Snow/Snowflakes'
Paper Sundaes - #43 'Let it Snow'
ABC Christmas - 'W is for Winter Wonderland'
Wild Orchid - #9 'Classic Christmas'

Monday, 1 November 2010

Magical Mondays Challenge - Sketch

Good evening all!
Apologies for being sooo late with my DT card for Magical Mondays but at least I have managed to post it on the right day! We had a fabulous sketch to work with from our very own Heidi and it was great fun to work with. I went for pretty lilacs, Basic Grey Kioshi DP's and the lovely fairy Tilda with her rose. We also have a fab prize supplied by the lovely Jayne so why not pop over to Magical Mondays and have a look.

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Shale
Dress: Lilac, Bluebell
Bows: Orchid
Rose: Tea Green, Grey Green, Pear Green