Tuesday 29 June 2010

Skater Boy

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. It has been really hot here for the last few days. Sunday saw our town craft market which kept me very busy but was great fun. Lovely that so many of you came to visit my shop and have a good natter about anything crafty. Anyway, Greetings Farm finally arrived in store and I have been itching to get some of these gorgeous characters inked up. So firstly here is the adoreable Skater Ian. I have teamed him with the fab new 'Oliver' DP's from Basic Grey and some black coredinations card which I embossed with the stars Cuttlebug folder and then sanded.
Watch out for lots more from the Farm!!
I will be entering him in the following challenges: - Challenge #97 Sketch - Challenge #24 Create a Birthday Card - Challenge #58 Embossing

Little Close Up of a very cool dude!
ProMarker Colour Recipe:

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Henna
Hat: Pear Green, Moss, Olive Green
Top: Poppy, Crimson, Cobalt Blue
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Board: Ice Grey 3 & 4, Cobalt Blue

Wednesday 23 June 2010

A Gift From The Heart

Wow hello again,
can't believe this is my 3rd post in a week. This gift box was inspired by my last project. When I made my last card (Smelling the Roses) I thought the design would make a great box lid so I developed the idea and created a 6" x 6" box and sandwiched it between 2 chipboard panels that had been covered using Cappella DP's from Basic Grey. I did choose to use a different image as I hadn't inked up the beautiful Daisy for ages.
I feel I'll be making alot more of these come Christmas time. Anyway I am entering this project into the following challenges: - X is for Xtra dimension (chipboard box with large handmade flower) - #98 Colour Challenge 'Blush Blossom, Choc Chip, Mellow Moss' - Paper Flowers (made my own distressed paper peony)

Super dimensional flower

Little close up to show off the gorgeous Daisy from Sugarnellie

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Top: Pear Green, Moss
Trousers: Cinnamon, Shale
Leaves & Grass: Pear Green
Flowers: Pale Pink, Antique Pink
I used Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress inks for distressing.
Happy Stamping and a huge thank you for all comments they are much appreciated.

Monday 21 June 2010

Smelling the Roses...

Hi again everyone,
as promised here is the second card I started yesterday and finally managed to finish today. I was in a real fairytale mood so decided to ink up the beautiful 'Longing Tilda' and 'Castle Window' I wanted a vintage feel so I chose the new Capella papers from Basic Grey, distressed it with Walnut Stain ink and added lots of faux stitching.
The sketch comes from Allsorts Challenge blog and was really good fun to use.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: - Challenge #57 'A Little Sketchy' - Challenge #60 'In The Garden' - Challenge #23 'Pretty as a Princess' - Challenge #72 'It's a Stitch Up' - Challenge #35 'Sugar and Spice' - Challenge #108 'Enjoying the Sunshine'
Little Close Up
ProMarker Colour Recipe
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa
Dress & Bow: Pear Green, Moss
Castle Wall: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Shale, Tan, Caramel
Mortar: Sandstone

Sunday 20 June 2010

Baby Hedgehog

Hey, hope everyone had a great weekend!
I had a lovely day today as I got to spoil the best dad in the world and also got lots of crafting done what a day!!
Anyway today I thought I'd tackle the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog, they want to see a clean and simple card. I don't normally do clean and simple so it was a bit of a challenge not to over embellish but in the end I came up with this baby boy card. I used the gorgeous Penny Black baby set of clear stamps and the very crisp and clean set of Blue Jean paper from Doodlebug. The other card I made today should be posted tomorrow as it's not quite finished as it is definately not clean and simple. - Challenge #31 'Clean & Simple

Close up of the cutest little hedgehog

And another one
ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Ivory, Blush, Dusky Pink
Prickles: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Shading on Nappy: Pastel Blue
Frame: Cobalt Blue
Flowers: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Leaves: Pear Green
Branch & Teddy: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Bows: Pastel Blue, Cobalt Blue
Nappy Pin: Cobalt, Cool Grey 3

Friday 18 June 2010


Good evening everyone, just wanted to share with you a quick card I made last week in my workshop. I love this beautiful stamp from Sugar Nellie. Not a fan of most baby stamps but this one is really special. Kept it quite simple but had great fun making it. Hope you like it!

Now for some really exciting news! On Monday I will be taking delivery of my first Greetings Farm order for the shop and I can't wait. Watch this space for lots of new Anya and co creations.

ProMarker Colour Recipe

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink

Babygrow & Shoes: Pale Pink, Baby Pink

Hair: Ivory, Vanilla, Mustard

Socks: Ivory, Vanilla

Shading on Cloud: Cool Grey 1

Monday 14 June 2010

Tilda's Book of Spells....

Hi everyone, did promise I'd be back soon. I wanted to share my latest creation with you so here is my 'Book of Spells'. As a huge Harry Potter fan I just love the new Magical Tilda's and couldn't wait to use them in a project, so I created this file folder and included some fun spell card inside.
DP's are from the Bittersweet collection from Basic Grey, the swirls are from a Marianne D creatables die set. I used a Martha Stewart punch to trim the front flap and doodled with a pen to create faux stitching. Added lots of gems, a ton of stickles and a sprinkling of fairy dust and it was all finished.

I am entering this in the following challenges: - Challenge #50 'Swirly Swirls' - Challenge #116 'Anything But Square' - Challenge #30 'Doodling' - Challenge #14 'Going Pink' - Challenge # 'Pink' - 'Happy Something' (a gift to make a little girl smile!)

Inside shot

Magical spell cards (yeah I really did get carried away with this one!!)

ProMarker Colour Recipe

Skin: Blush, Saffron, Pale Pink

Dresses: Pink Carnation, Fuschia Pink

Hair for Simsalabim and Fairy Dust Tilda: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Shale

Hair for Magical Tilda: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna

Shoes: Cool Grey 1, 3

Socks: Ivory, Vanilla

Ahoy There Matey....

Wow it's been a long time. Sorry I haven't been around for the last fortnight but I really had to make a concerted effort to get more work done on my web shop. Anyway I have really missed taking part in all the challenges and hopping round to see all your lovely work.
I have decided to post one of the latest cards which is going to be made in a workshop of mine using the gorgeous Captain Edwin. I used the Magnolia So Spooky papers and went to town with the Black Soot Distress Ink.

I am entering him over at - Challenge #34 'For the boys' - Challenge #116 'Anything but square' - Challenge #95 'One for the boys'

Little Close Up

ProMarker Colour Recipe

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink

Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta

Hat: Cool Grey 2, 3, 4, 5

Coat: Cornflower, Midnight Blue

Top: Ivory, Vanilla

Scarves: Amethyst, Purple

Trousers: Sandstone, Cinnamon

Patch: Cool Grey 2, 3

Boots: Cinnamon, Shale

Bag Strap: Tan, Caramel, Sandstone

Sword: Cool Grey 1, Sandstone

Parchment: Ivory, Vanilla

Promise I'll be posting soon.

Happy Stamping and thanks for stopping by

Clare x