Wednesday, 15 February 2012

ABC Challenge 'J is for........Jazz It Up!

Good morning folks,
Yeah finally it seems the snow is beginning to disappear from our beautiful countryside and my chances of staying upright on my walk to work are improving daily!
Today is time once again for yet another fabulous challenge over at ABC and this time we want you to Jazz it Up! so grab your sparkle and your bling and get creative. We have 2 fantastic sponsors this week, Bugaboo and The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

I have chosen to use another gorgeous little Tilda and this time with a lurve theme. Everything has been distressed with Pumice Stone DI and edged with Diamond Stickles.

A Little Close Up
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - #118 'Lurve'
Just Magnolia - #143 'Pink, Pearls and Lace'
MDUC - #133 'One Word Sentiments'
Paper Sundaes - #107 'Sundae Bar' I topped my card with Distressing and Pearls
Sketch Saturday - #194 Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - #151 'Pearls and Lace'
Cute Card Thursday - #203 'Pink Valentine'

Happy Crafting
Big Hugs

Friday, 10 February 2012

Love Is.... Grey and Purple!

Evening all,
I hope everyone that is affected by the deadly white stuff is safe and warm and hasn't slipped about too much.
Well safe to say the shop was a little quieter today so I stole a few hours to play and decided to use the gorgeous 'Daisy' a firm favourite of mine from Sugar Nellie.

The challenge over at Passion for Promarkers really got me thinking 'Use Grey and Purple' so I tried my hand at another Black and White image. I remember many moons ago seeing a tutorial on colouring just with shades of grey and it taught me alot unfortunately I cannot remember whether it was the very talented Denise or the equally talented Deb from the PFP Design Team, but thank you anyway to both ladies as you have always inspired me.
I chose to team my design with an old Basic Grey DP 'Wisteria' which I love and edged everything with Pumice Stone DI and Diamond Stickles.
Both of the beautiful dies are from Marianne D and the lovely little sentiment is from Magnolia. The flowers, pearls and charm came from my stash.

Little Close Up

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Dasiy coloured with all 5 Cool Greys
Flowers in her hair: Lavender, Orchid, Purple, Pear Green

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - #135 'Grey and Purple'
I Love Promarkers - #103 'Love Is In The Air'
The Stamp Man - 'Texture'
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' with optional heart or love theme
By The Cute and Girly - February 'Love Is In The Air'
Simon Says - 'Love Is In The Air'

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Time for Something a Little Different 'Clean and Simple'

Hi folks,
Well here's something a little bit different from me. I have to say that I find it really hard to refrain from using lots of scrummy papers and flowers etc so clean and simple is not really part of my vocabulary, but here goes:

I have to say that once I started I kinda got carried away!

 The gorgeous poppy stamp is from Hero Arts and as always is coloured with Promarkers. The beautiful embossing folder is courtesy of Marianne D.
Well hope you like it and happy crafting!

I am entering these into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #106 'Clean and Simple'
Less Is More - #53 'Aqua'

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

ABC Challenge I is for.... In Pairs

Morning all!
Well it's that time again, another fabulous challenge over at ABC. This time we are up to the letter 'I' so we want to see things 'In Pairs'. Immediately I thought of couples and as we are nearing Valentines day I thought I'd dig out the super sweet Kissing Edwin and Shy Tilda as they make such a lovely pair.

I went for a shabby chic look with kitsch DP's and plenty of distressing. The gorgeous hearts are from an MS punch and the swirls are Marrianne D. Everything was edged with Pumice Stone DI then I added faux stitching and stardust stickles for detail. The cloud effect background was created with a handmade card cloud template and blue chalk.

A Little Close Up of the Lovely Couple
Promarker Colour Recipe:
Tree Trunk: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Tree Leaves and Grass: Pear Green, Moss
Flowers: Berry Red, Baby Pink, Apricot, Gold
Butterflies and Heart Sign: Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Antique Pink
Shading on Clouds: Glacier Blue Flexmarker
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Shirt: Ivory, Vanilla
Belt and Shoes: Cinnamon, Shale
Jeans: Denim Blue, Midnight Blue
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Ivory, Vanilla, Mustard
Dress: Berry Red, Crimson, Cool Grey 4
Dress Ribbons and Socks: Ivory, Vanilla
Roses: Pale Pink, Antique Pink, Pear Green

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #105 'Valentine's'
Totally Gorjuss - #116 'K.I.S.S' (Keep it Simple Silly or include a Kiss on your card) Obviously I am not geared to simple so here is Kissing Edwin!
TOMIC - #35 'Valentine and Hearts'
Simply Create Too - #5 'Love is in The Air'
The Shabby Tea Room" #99 'Love Is In The Air'
Pile It On - #5 'Just Because' (Just because I love you!)

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments they are much appreciated!
Happy Crafting
Big Hugs