Saturday 29 May 2010


Hey folks,
hope you're all feeling good.Wow what a long week. I am working about 80 hours a week at the mo trying to get my web shop up and running (fingers crossed it won't take much longer). Before I get started I'd just like to wish Maria a speedy recovery and hope to see her up on her feet again very soon, take care hun.
Anyway I fancied a bit of a change so I thought I 'd use an image that was given to me a while ago but until now I hadn't got round to colouring. This is the super fun and sassy Suzette from the fabulous Kraftin Kimmie. I wanted a real sexy showgirl look so went for black feathers, lacing, bling and plenty of hot pink.

This girlie is being entered in the following challenges: - #55 Midnight Madness Sketch 'Red Carpet Week' - #54 'Black, White & 1 Other'
Bit of a jaunty angle
Suzette's Lil Close Up

Monday 24 May 2010

Dexter in a Flying Helmet......

Good Evening, I hope everyone is enjoying the same weather we are, we have had glorious sunshine for 3 days now and it's been wonderful.
Anyway back to crafting. I have been meaning to use this gorgeous stamp from Penny Black for ages as the little spaniel reminds me of my very own Dexter so finally here is my creation. I used the great sketch by Caz over on Cute Card Thursday's Challenge blog which was really fun to use. However, due to the size of the image I had to create another 8x8 card.
These boy's fit into quite a few challenges this week so they will be entered in the following: - Sketch by Caz - Lots of Dots - Challenge#11 Polka Dots Tea Party (Lots of polka dot dp) - Challenge #31 'Bling it On'

Colour Close Up

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta
Top & Trousers: Pastel Blue, French Navy
Shoes & Cap & Dexter Dog: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Dexter's Flying Helmet: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Plane & Ribbon: Poppy, French Navy, Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2

Wednesday 19 May 2010

Shabby Chic

Hi everyone,

Wow what a difference it makes being online at home yippeee!!! Hopefully I should be able to post on a more regular basis now. Anyway, I wanted to show you my latest creation. Once again I turned to the beautiful Ella Blue DP's from GCD to create a shabby chic look. I used the fab Martha Stewart Button Emboss punch and some home made bunting to finish it off.
I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to give it an aged look.
I will be entering this girlie in the following challenges: - Challenge 112 'Someone Special' - Challenge 18 'Easel Cards' - Challenge 24 'My Favourite Colours'

Bit of a jaunty angle for this pic:

Little Close Up:

ProMarker Colour Recipe

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink

Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Walnut

Hat & Basket: Sandstone, Cinnamon

Hat Trim, Hair Bows, Blanket, Top & Patch: Pastel Blue, Cool Aqua

Brown Patch: Cinnamon, Cocoa

Trousers: Almond, Tan

Background: Ivory

Monday 17 May 2010

Fairy Dust

Good morning,
Just wanted to show you all my latest creation. I had an enormous amount of fun playing with these new stamps from Pergamano. There are 2 new collections of fairies and they are both adorable. A s usual I coloured this little fairy with ProMarkers and then seriously went to town with the Glimmer Mist (Irridescent Gold) and Stickles. I cracked open my new delivery of Basic Grey papers and I have totally fallen in love with the Capella collection, it has a real vintage textile look to it.
This card also gave me an excuse (not that I need one) to use the super sweet toadstool stamps from Hero Arts.
Well I'd better get back to work so bye for now and happy crafting!

Fairy Close Up

ProMarker Colour Recipe
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa (Dark Brown Marvy Le Plume pen for fine tendrils)
Flowers: Dusky Rose, Antique Pink
Dress: Ivory, Vanilla
Shoes: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Butterfly: Cinnamon, Henna
Toadstools: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tan, Caramel, Almond, Henna
Banner: Ivory, Vanilla

To distress the background I used Tattered Rose and Tea Dye Distress Ink Pads.

Monday 10 May 2010

Tilda with Ladybird

Good morning everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a lovely day yesterday crafting and playing with my latest delivery of Magnolia stamps.
Anyway, I popped over to the 'I Love Promarkers' Challenge blog to see what they were up to as their DT are a very talented group of ladies. Their challenge this week is 'Wings' so I thought I'd show them some support and create something for their challenge. So I decided to use 'Tilda with Ladybird' who is sooo cute and a real joy to colour. I teamed her with gorgeous papers from the BG Porcelain collection and some scrummy flowers.
Hope you like her

Entered at May 5th Challenge #13 'Wings'

Little close up

ProMarker Colour Recipe

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink

Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa

Apron: Ivory, Vanilla

Dress: Pale Pink, Dusky Rose

Boots: Cinamon, Shale

Ladybird: Sanstone, Cinnamon, Pale Pink, Antique Pink

Friday 7 May 2010

In The Kitchen.....

Finally here they are....
Sorry it has taken a little while to get thse cards posted but as most of you know I was away for the bank holiday so didn't have much access to a computer.
Anyway these are the other cards that I created for my Magnolia workshop. I know that some of you didn't quite get finished so I have put a colour recipe at the bottom of this post.
I had great fun creating these scenes and I hope that everyone that came to class enjoyed making them just as much.

I am entering this in the challenge over at Just Magnolia
Week 54 Simon Says Stamp Special Monthly Challenge 'It Takes Two'

Kitchen Tilda close up

Here is the same card with a different Tilda

Oops Tilda close up

ProMarker Colour Recipe

Kitchen Tilda (with spoon)
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Headscarf, Top: Pastel Blue, Cobalt Blue
Skirt & Pocket Stripes: Cobalt Blue
Shading on Socks & Apron: Cool Grey 1
Shoes: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Spoon: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Ribbon on Spoon: Pale Pink, Antique Pink

Oops! Tilda
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Shading on Hat, Apron & Socks: Cool Grey 1
Dress Stripes: Cobalt Blue
Shoes: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Spoon & Egg Shell: Sandstone
Egg Yolk: Tulip Yellow

Dresser & Shelf: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Glass Panels and Jars: Tea Green, Grey Green
Jar Lids: Lavender, Dusky Rose, Bluebell
Jar Labels: Ivory
Picture and Frame: Tea Green, Sandstone

Monday 3 May 2010

Beautiful Blues

Good evening everyone,
just thought I'd fit in a quick post as I am staying with family and don't want to appear too anti social. Anyway here is one of the cards that I've made for my class. I just couldn't wait to use the gorgeous papers from the new GCD Studio collection 'Ella Blue' so here are the cards I created.

I will be entering this over at Craty Cardmakers as they are looking for something distressed!!! Challenge 20 'Distressed'

Tilda close up

The Edwin option

Edwin close up

ProMarker Colour Recipe
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Dress, Hair Bow, Centre of Heart : Tea Green, Grey Green
Top, Tag, Socks: Ivory, Vanilla
Tag Ribbon: Cocoa
Tag Eyelet: Caramel
Ruffle on Heart Edge: Tan, Caramel
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Top: Tan, Caramel
Trousers: Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Socks: Ivory, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Centre of Heart: Tea Green, Grey Green
Heart Ribbon: Cocoa
Ruffle on Heart Edge: Tan, Caramel