Wednesday 27 April 2011

T is for......Trouble

Good morning all,
I hope you all enjoyed the amazing sunshine at the weekend and that you didn't eat too much chocolate!
Its time once again for another challenge over at ABC and this time the letter is 'T is for Trouble'. This week we are thrilled to be sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K who kindly sent the DT a selection of amazing digi's to use. I chose to use the very sassy 'Club Kid' and thoroughly enjoyed colouring her. Sorry this is such a short post but loads of work to do so happy crafting and I'll be back soon.

Materials Used
Image: Club Kid by Kenny K
Papers: Fancy Pants, Coredinations
Colouring: Promarkers
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Buttons: Papermania
Bling: Prima

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - #152 Sketch sponsored by Sparkle Creations
Totally Gorjuss - #77 'Bling It On'

Promarker Colour Recipe:

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Sunflower, Gold
Jacket: Cool Aqua, Sky Blue
Jeans: Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Trainers and Tie: Lime Green, right Green

Monday 18 April 2011

Magical Mondays 'Monochromatic' (Not just Black and White)

Morning all,
Well I snuck off yesterday and did my very first craft show for Sincerely Yours in Thetford, Norfolk. Wow I am sooo tired this morning and I ache all over from lugging boxes of stamps and paper pads around from 5.30 in the morning until I finally collapsed back on my lovely sofa at 8'o'clock last night. However, it was lovely to meet so many wonderful ladies who also share my love of all things crafty and I can't wait to meet up with you all again in May at the Lincoln Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show.
Anyway, It's time for another fab challenge over at Magical Mondays and it was my turn to pick the theme so I opted for 'Monochromatic' but don't panic all you colour lovers it is not just black and white it just means various tones of one colour. This week we are being sponsored by The Crafty Purple Frog who have kindly donated some decoupage sheets for the winner.
I know I have only just posted a card using this image but I adore this little cutie so had to use her again and as you can see I chose Pink as my colour. I kept it very simple for me as I wanted to show her off.

Materials Used
Image: Baby Fairy Flora from Stampavie
Colouring: Promarkers
Papers: Coredinations, First Edition 'Love Letters'
Nestabilities and flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash

Promarker Colour Recipe
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Dress: Pink Carnation, Fuschia
Grass: Pear Green
Flower: Pink Carnation, Cerise
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon

I would like to finish this post with a huge thank you to the lovely Jayne who hosted this weeks challenge for me as I was so busy getting everything ready for the show.
Thanks hunny you are a star.

Wednesday 6 April 2011

'Boys will be Boys'

Hello all,
wow I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine it has been amazing here this afternoon almost as if summer had arrived. Anyway I found some time to get another sample done for the Sincerely Yours show and I couldn't resist using this fab Mo Manning image 'Paul Texting' by Stampavie. It is so great to have something suitable for teenage boys.

I have used the fantastic blokey 'Oliver' DP's from Basic Grey and as always I have coloured Paul with my trusty Promarkers. Everything has been distressed with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain and I added a little faux stitching and a heap of buttons for texture.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - #149 'Sponsored by Whimsy Stamps'
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #146 'Tons of Texture'
Craft Your Days Away - #17 'Spots and Stripes'

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Hat & Jumper Stripe: Cardinal Red, Burgandy
Jumper: Pear Green, Marsh Green
Jeans: Blue Pearl, Cornflower, Midnight Blue
Trainers: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Bag: Pastel Beige, Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 3

Anyway should have more to share with you soon.
Happy Crafting!

Monday 4 April 2011

Magical Mondays 'Swirls and Pearls'

Morning all,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I spent a great day with family and was spoilt rotten by my beautiful furry boy 'Dexter' who sent hubby to buy me flowers, choccies and the fab new Hairy Bikers cook book!
Oh I absolutely love this little cutie from Stampavie 'Baby Fairy Flora' designed by Mo Manning isn't she just adoreable? Once again I have used the new DP's from the Dessert Blooms collection by First Edition, the glitter on them is stunning.
Anyway it's time for another great challenge over at Magical Mondays and this time the theme is 'Pearls and Swirls' chosen by the lovely Marion. Jayne has kindly donated a set of LOTV dreamy circular sentiments stamps like the one I have used, so make sure you give it a go.
Promarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach
Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Sunflower
Dress: Saffron, Apricot
Flower: Dusky Rose, Cerise, Pear Green
Grass and shading added with Prisma pencils

The wings are smothered with Stardust Stickles, the WOC flowers are spritzed with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and everything is distressed with Frayed Burlap DI.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - #74 'It's a Sketch'
By The Cute and Girly - April Challenge 'Anything Cute and Girly'
Paper Sundaes - #63 'Spring Blossoms'
Charisma Cardz - #13 'Bling and Sparkles'
Creative Card Crew - 'For a Child'
The Crafty pad - #115 'Flowers'
Allsorts - #97 'Blooming Blossoms'

Well I thinks thats all for today so have a good one and happy crafting!

Friday 1 April 2011

Find the Artist in You! and Papercraft Show News!!!

Yeah I survived my stocktake for another year woohoo!!
I just can't stop colouring these great images from Simply Sassy they are so much fun. Also have you seen these gorgeous papers from First Edition, they have all just come into stock in my shop and I love them all. I have used papers from the 'Dessert Blooms' collection and already have more creations on the go using more of their fab designs.
Image: 'Artistic Goddess' Simply Sassy
Colouring: Promarkers
Papers: First Edition 'Dessert Blooms'
Flowers: WOC
Punch: Martha Stewart
Vine Leaf Die: Marianne D
Pearls: Prima

I am entering this car in the following challenge:
Stamptacular Sunday - #104 'No Kids Allowed...Birthday!

Anyway sorry this is a bit short and sweet but I am up to my eyeballs getting everything ready for my very first show. Yep I am taking my shop on the road, if you fancy coming along to see me I will be taking part in the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show on Sunday 29th May at Lincoln Showground. I am so excited and I can't wait to meet some of my fellow bloggers. So I 'd best get back to the grind.

Happy Crafting