Wednesday 26 August 2009

Last GDT Card for WOJ Challenge - Bling

The criteria this week was bling, and as it is my last GDT spot, I hope that I have done them proud.

I adore these images both raks of my ABC Collegue Helen. They have been coloured with distressed inks and twinkling H20's. I have used lots of glitter glue and glimmer mist so that it really sparkles. The fantastic swirl as a rak of Heidi. The papers are basic grey whisteria. I do hope you like this card as I adore it.

ABC Design Team Card

I nearly did not think I was going to make it this week. The boys have played up rotten tonight (writting tueday) and with being away argh! The first attempt ended in the bin! Still not 100% happy with this oh well. Papers are K and Co and the image is WOJ coloured in twinkiling H2O's and Distressed inks.
The theme is circles and is sponsored by WOJ and Rach is a GDT Member this week. Do check out the rest of the design teams much better offerings than mine.
Remember for this week only the ABC is open for 2 weeks due to the bank holidays and the start of school.

Tuesday 25 August 2009

An Award

I have received this award from my ABC collegue Helen.

In return for receiving these awards you have to:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.

7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them

right I will need to think about this and will let you know in the next few days what I have decided and whom I have choosen x

Back to school Tilda

EEK poor light don't you just hate having to photograph under electric light?
I have been trying to complete this for days but my husband is at home on holiday and I nipped down to Cheltenham to a Uni friends 40th at the weekend and managed to see my sister too (and got a kick of my yet to be born first neice/nephew). The papers are basic grey and I have followed the wonderful sketch by Rach on Just Magnolia. This will be for one of my best friends daughters whom starts school next week, I welm up just thinking about it, gawd knows what her parents will be like x

Friday 21 August 2009

Lazy Summer Days

Lazy Summer Days and it is pouring with heavy rain here, hence my photo is dark despite being taken in daylight! The images are magnolia and WOJ. The paper is a K and Co 12x12 cut down and the flowers are all from wildorchidcrafts. I hope you like it x

Entered for the Cute card Thursday Challenge.

Distressed inks used -

weathered wood - distresse background
tatered rose - face, arms and legs
dried marigold - dress
tea dye - hair
vintage photo - hair
peeled paint - leaves
spiced marmalade - ornages and dress
brush cordroy - bark on trees
fired brick - cherries on dress
black soot - wall

Masking tutorial

My images and tools ready to create the scene

Here are my images stamped and one onto the post it note ready for cutting

my post it note image cut out

positioned over image

drawing a faint line where she should be sitting

checking with stamp that is the correct place

image once the wall has been stamped

I have masked off the wall and willow ready to stamp the orange tree

This is the final result

I hope you find this helpful, please see above post for the finished card x

Wednesday 19 August 2009

ABC Design Team Card - B is for Buttons and WOJ Design Team Card Racheals Sketch


Here are my design Team cards for this week.

On ABC the theme is Buttons, so I have used K and Co Buttons my life journey paper and added a button to the flower. The image is a gorgeous Sarah Kay coloured in distressed inks.

On WOJ there is a fantastic sketch by Racheal. I have decided to distress my papers and hand stitch it. The papers are My Minds Eye and K and Co. The image has been coloured with distressed inks and the roses have been glimmer mistes in cherry blossom. The sentiment is handwritten and says goodluck but it is hard to see in the photo.

I hope you like both cards.

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Candy Alert

My ABC team Member Jane is celebrating her blog anniversary with a mistery candy draw so nip over and check it out x

Debbi whom is a genius with promarkers is celebrating her one year anniversary with gorgeous candy x

Monday 17 August 2009

Summer Showers Tilda

This is my card which I have made this afternoon for the following two challenges. It is gorgeous here today but I loved this image that I stamped off Jayne so I just had to use it.

The two challenges are

*Just Magnolia monthly decoupage
*Sketch and Stash - (new papers, gifted flowers and new glimmer mist and sentiment)

I have used my promarkers to colour the layers - I had to do the ones underneath as it did not feel right otherwise! I blended these as per my facial tutorial. I then used basic grey wisteria pad to follow Becky's sketch. The hydranga flowers were a rak of Heidi (thank you again hun) and the roses I used my new hydranga glimmermist on. The sentiment is a peel off I have had ages.

I hope you like x

Sunday 16 August 2009

A Card for a few challenges


This card fit s the following challenges

* Spoonful of Sugar Sketch
* Saturday Secret Crafter - corners
* Cute Card Thursday - At the Beach
* Passion for promarkers - Cocoa and Rose Pink (hair and outfit)

Coloured in promarkers and mounted on Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers (my favourite), flowers hand punched a simple but effective card.

Sorry not been around much School Holiday's need I say more?

Just Magnolia

The theme was for a friend and I thought this little image fitted the bill so nicely. The papers are Basic Grey Wisteria and the sketch started out the friday sketchers till I realised I had missed an element so will have to redo that sketch! I hope you like it x

Thank you Heidi

How lucky am I???

This gorgeous card and present turned up at my house this week from my dear friend Heidi which totally shocked me. It was so lovely and the card so touching I cried. She was so lovely to include a little present for my two boys as well.

Thank you so so much hun mwah xxxx

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge GDT Card 2 - Pink and Brown

I really had to rack my brains on this as I don't own any pink and brown papers. Gosh I hope this means I can convince my wonderful husband I need more paper! Just need to find the nearest paper mill to me as my normal card stock for backing is very very low!
The papers I used was a silk 12x12 I had in my stash for ages and matched it with the once upon a time mat stack from DCWV. I tried to create the image that Melinda was reading a fairy tale hence the knight behind her and the written text. I madly paper pierced it then handsewed all the elements in silver thread to try and give it the feel you get from reading an old handstitched book. I then added the roses which had been glittermisted. In all it took hours and hours to create so I will be keeping it for a special friends birthday I think.
I hope you like it.

ABC A is for...

Anything goes with option of Animals.

OMG can you believe that we are starting our 3rd run of the alphabet on the challenge site?

We have a fantastic prize donated by Simon Says Stamp, so please everyone do try and enter this week and check out the design teams cards.

This is a simple card made using a housemouse stamped image from Jen one of my ABC Collegues. I have coloured in promarkers and mounted on laura ashley papers with punched flowers. I hope you like it, I think the simple layout works well.

hugs x

Tuesday 11 August 2009

OMG this candy needs to be seen to be believed - nip over to Bev's Blog now!

Well done on all the hits and followers hun x

Monday 10 August 2009

Little Gardener

A very simple card for two challenges

* Sketch and Stash - the image is new from the new Sarah Kay release, the paper is a 12x12 I have had for years that I did not know what to do with and I used my new martha stewart punch on the border.

* Cute Card Thursday - red and teal.

I am hopefully be back to getting a card done a day, gosh have i had a nightmare weekend with the boys or what. Absolutely pouring here today so no idea how I am going to entertain them, they are bored of all their toys and I may just give in for once and put Cars on and let them have a veg day!

Sunday 9 August 2009

I am still here


Just to let you know I am still here. My husband went away for the weekend and left me with two stroppy toddlers, whom threw tantrums at the slightest thing and refused to sleep, argh! But I will show you a picture of when they actually play nice!

I have been promised some craft time this week have a card for you or two tomorrow.

Hope everyone is well,

Hugs x

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Small Tutorial Promarker Faces

Here is a small tutorial to show you how I colour in Tilda's face with promarkers.

I first take my image.

I then colour in the whole face in ivory colouring in a swirling motion.

I then add blush to the area's I want highlighting slightly darker.

Then blend this in by going over the whole image in ivory again.

I then add dusty pink to the cheeks and then blend this in.

The finished result.

I hope you find this useful x

Tilda with blossoms

This is my entry for two challenges

*passion for promarkers - sketch
*Spoonful of Sugar - Floral

I have coloured the image in in promarkers and then used papser from the sultry basic grey pad. I have edged one in my martha steward doily punch while another has been put through by swirls cuttlbug folder. The flowers I have punched myself and added a rose to the centre before glimmermisting, and the lilacs have been flower softed. The leaves have been punched using my other new punch and added. No sentiment as yet as I am not sure whom the card if for - I hope you like it x

ABC - DT Card Z is for Zero Embellishments

A nice quick one for you today. The cat is a pennyblack from Cathy coloured in promarkers and mounted on black card stock and a sheet of Laura Ashley paper which I then used my new Martha Steward flourish punch to add a bit of depth.

Hope you will all have a go as Helen has donated a fantastic prize x

First Design Team Card for Whiff of Joy Challenges

This week on WOJ Challenges they have a beautiful sketch by the very talented Jacqui.
This is my take on it and I have also decorated the inside. It has been coloured with distressed inks and twinkling H2O's. I have then added flowersoft to the bouquet and head dress. The papers are K and Co and are so delicate and pretty. I hope you like it and will join in this challenge.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Distressed Strawberry Tilda

This card is for the following challenges

* Cute Card Thursday - fruit
* Friday Sketchers
* Just Magnolia - Distressing

I was inspired by Kim putting a sheet of paper under the top distressed rather than just using basic card stock so that I have used this idea. I have really enjoyed distressing the card, i have also distressed and hand sewed the papers. The image is from the summer tilda kit, the flowers were a rak of Cathy and the gems were a rak of Jane.

I hope you like it.

Design Team Call

lalalandcrafts is having an open design team call. Please click ont he link for more details x