Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Scrappers Delights using the beautiful Free Digi

Hiya ..I absolutely love this image ..It is actually done with balloons but I am not a great lover of baloons so I cut her out without them so I was able to re size her and have a nice play with her too..She has been coloured with Pencils onto Neenah Solar white..I then carefully fussy cut her.. I recently purchased a paper pas with 180 sheets from the DCWV called the Fresh Floral Stack and this background is from there..It was too beautiful to cover and you have seen my work before and I actually like to use the artwork in the backgrounds to enhance my image..This ticked all the boxes..I cut the top left corner and folded it and popped faux stitching on it, then popped some pretty coordinating paper behind it, this was the off cut from what was left over ftom the insert piece ..Just love cards that use bits and bobs of paper up too...Then I mounted it on Craft card..Fantastic stuff ..Gives strength to your card and goes with just about anything..I use Crafter's Companion (50 @ 280 gsm and it embosses beautifully too) sheet packs at a good price too ..I then used the same ditsy print inside for going behind the verse, hand wrote my tag as it was early morning and I am in a flat ,I then mounted it onto an off cut of my craft card to marry in with the rest of the card..popped on some tiny mulberry pale pink roses and i am so in love with this card ..Got to say it is one of my favorites..but I also think its nice not being a Christmas card too.. And not only being a very pretty card it has used up bits and bobs left over from cutting too so much less wast than on some cards and the flowers I found in the bottom of my box ,forgot they were there..Fairies must have put them there  lol :)x

The beautiful image can be found here 

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Inky Impressions ..Winter Wonderland

My latest card Winter Wonderland ,it was for the next challenge ,but It has been cancelled so this is an inspiration card instead..Here I have used Winter Home and I have coloured it with pencils on Neenah Solar White card, I Have used one of the new Spellbinder Christmas dies for the main topper..The backing papers are from a paper pad from Hobby craft this year which is stunning,these are mounted onto CC craft card.. The Baubles and the snowflakes were cut from free magazine dies ,the baubles backed with craft card and glittered..Glittered the snowflakes  ,added a small bow and a hand made miniature poinsettia to finish..Thank You for visiting :)x

The lovely image can be found here

Monday, 8 December 2014

Stunning Darice Embossing folders

My first card I have used coordination signature 45 Once embossed the lovely animal print style pieces of card were then sanded over to show off the embossing ,each showed up beautifully ,but I did  need to add some gold ink to the dark one as it was lessobvious..I layered each onto white with hint of gold Centura gold ,then black cardstock.I then mounted it onto white again then black and and before placing it on my card I placed some rustic ribbon around as shown,then tied a smaller piece with a charm hanging from it too ..this was then placed onto a card blank also made using centura Pearl and made yp an incert using the verse creator on one of our cds,as I normally would :)

On this card I used a beautiful long folder of a ribbon ,which I cut to form the corner detail.. Using the same coordinations paperpack as last time I chose the beautiful yellow.Mounted it on my oen card base..I coloured the beautiful swirl corner folder with pencils as I wanted it to look soft ,but bright Sn pencils used are 021,017,089,004,020  then blended them in ,this made the corner stand out a lot more..I had used a smooth white card for this from Sheena and it took the pencils beautifully ..Once I had layered it up I realised it needed a little more so punches some very small flowers from the off cuts and popped them on ..I really enjoyed playing with this one :)x

This one is my favourite one ..simple and clean..I know we should not have favourites but sometimes you cannot help it. This is like a basket weave..I used Centura Pearl hint of gold ,I am not a fan of whit cards this is me second but this is wow..the Centura is what popped it.I mounted it onto simple craft card popped some of the lace from my stash around it ..Cut and rolled three small quilling roses and popped on some ivy leaves..I wrote my tag..This would be lovely for a wedding,anniversary,birthday or just add a little something and it could be anything as its a blank canvas being white and a great card to have in your arsenal for that emergency card  Thanks for looking :)x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

All Dressed Up ..A little Skater

Wow what a turn of advents..Now I am designing for All Dressed Up .. Another UK designer not too far from me she is in  in Nottingham.. I have loved these cute girls for ages and now I have a good excuse to play with them regular ..YIPEE !!.. My first card is a lovely Christmas or even a nice winter Birthday card if you know someone into skating..I have used my CC embossing folder for the background as the dots look like snowballs, This is then mounted onto Centura pearl in red, this has a beautiful sheen on it .The image is coloured using Faber-Castelle Polychromos Pencils, to which I have added a background of various pale chalks to break down the stark white and give a contrast from the card itself.After adding a touch of glitter I then mounted it firstly onto multi coloured silver mirror board and finished with more of the red Centura Pearl.The small holly leaves are cut from a Sue Wilson die set they are very fiddly as all nearly singular ,but they look lovely on the card..The tiny Poinsettia's, I think were either Britania Dies or Signiture, but more inclined to think Britania,I got them off Ebay .The Merry Christmas die is a Marianne die which also has Seasons Greatings with it too , Thanks for looking :)x

The beautiful Image can be found here

Friday, 5 December 2014

A Crafty Mess... challenge two

Here is my inspiration for our second challenge ..I am using a Bugaboo digi .I wanted this one as I thought it was so much fun and a bit tongue in the cheek too lol..I have used Backing papers from a lovely paperpad from Hobbycraft..Black card covered with beighe lace and gold and red ribbon ,also Hobbycraft ,last year I think.. The image is coloured on Neenah Solar White with Faber-Castell Pollychromos .. The Flower is a Sue Wilson die  and small star gems... I made my own sentiment on this one.  I just love the digi stamps from this firm they are so varied and they are also instant downloads too,I hate waiting days for a stamp to come.You can find this and many more fantastic stamps here..

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Inky Impressions..Snow Challenge

I have chosen this lovely image for this card as it reminds me so much of when my kids were small and how they were bundled up to go out in the snow or rain..They are all grown up now with children of their own and some of those are nearly grown up and I am feeling old hahaha!.. The card is 8x8 and the backing paper is from a pad from Hobbycraft ,it is full of lush thick papers and was not too expensive either . I then matted a scrap of red dot paper onto some craft card,then added it to the card using 3d pads.The image was coloured in with pencils to which i later added glitter..This was mounted onto craft card also and added using 3D foam. The little vintage clips are from another sheet from the same pack that was left over from another card,these were attached with 3D gel glue ..The snowflakes are cut from Centura Pearl also left over from another card and were arranged over the card and finished with silver sparkles..Thank you for looking :) x

This image can be found at

Scrappers Delights ..Non Traditional Christmas

Wow was i nervous about this one..I am a traditional Christmas person deep down ,but am open to a change too ..but!!! I have never done a large animal before ..A few deep breaths ,pencils and blenders and about four hrs later here we are ..I so love it :)...The backgrounds are papers left over from when no top left on the pad sorry..I cut the snowflake up and put through the printer to put the faux frame on, naughty I know but I did it because I can lol..Then I cut out the deer and placed it where it needed to be and finished with Larger poinsettias from Marianne Designs,Smaller ones by Signature and Two of Tattered Lace winter dies ,one was mistletoe ,but I cannot remember the other. The leaves are Crafters Companion Ivy small leaves..Thank you for looking :)x

You can find the lovely image here

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Scrappers Delights Challenge card..Traditional Christmas Colours

I had so much fun with this image for this Challenge..It is one of the firs ones that I saw when I first Joined the team and I have always wanted to colour her here she is .I coloured her using SN pens and pencils to finish her ,on Neenah Solat White card.I have mouted my papers onto black card  and on this one I have used last years Christmas Docrafts papers which sadly are nearly gone now.I placed all my card onto the card base,added glitter to the lovely image for sparkle ,well a girl needs a bit of sparkle lol.. after mounting her onto black card I stuck large snowflakes down the one side..all out of my pre-cut box so an eclectic mix and sprinkled the odd one here and there on the front with a gem for a bit more sparkle too.Please note that I have turned her to face the opposite direction, which is one of the bonus's of digi stamps over normal stamping hehe...I think she has turned out lovely and am really pleased with her :)x

The lovely image can be found here

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Inky Inpressions Challenge card with a twist Pearls

Hi Here is my inspiration piece to go on the challenge Of anything goes with a twist..with Pearls.. For this card I created the background from one of the vintage wintwr embossing folders from Crafters Companion..This I coloured with several Tim Holtz pads to get a lovely vairied effect..I then tore up the last pieces of the paper that was left over ,but was still white to use as snow..I then cut a Frame in White using a Tonic Die and coloured this also but with red..I then added a doiley ..and the Happy Christmas which I had already done and was just sitting in my to use box :) .. The two fun penguins are kissing under the mistletoe and just adorable I coloured this image in using pencils ,to co ordinate with the background..I then fussy cut it and shaped it and added it to the card with Collall 3D gell glue to raise it from the card and give dimension..added some Sue Wilson Holly Branches and some red blooms and bows to finish.. Thank you for visiting :)x

You will find the image here

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Inky Impressions New release ..

Today's card is for a new winter release over at Inky Impressions ( Angelica Sled ).. I have coloured the image on Neenah Solar White card  with SN pens and finished with Pencils to add a bit more depth to the image.I then highlighted the snow with a bit of glitter and the edges too.It was then mounted onto black card .. I then mounted and layered papers from last years Docrafts Christmas paper pad,and placed them onto the card base.I placed the main Image onto the card using 3D Collall glue gel to add a bit of dimension.I finished the card off using some fir branches and beautiful felt roses and some paper blooms, also stuck on with 3D glue gel .. Hope you like here :)x   
The image is available here 

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

BeBunni Florals..My Favourite Stamp

I know it is naughty ,and you should never have a favourite,but I simply love this little stamp ..There is just something about this that wraps you up in love and makes you think of your Mum  (  I miss you so much) I decided to vairy this a little as the main image is in pink..My lovely Mum loved a rose called "Blue Moon", you can still find it now ,so thinking of that I decided to do the rose in blue tones ..I think it has turned out beautiful ..Hope you like it :)x
Pens used SN
Pens IG1,2,3 FS2,3 CG2,3 IB1,2,3
I also used the ivy die ,Papers from the CD , Centura Pearl card
Sentiment from the stamp set, Collall Glue 3D and Multipurpose and Neenah Solar White card stock
My own card base flowers , gems and black fine marker

Bebunni Florals has launched ..Beautiful images and papers

As I have said before this is my most favorite of all the Bebunni discs..The more I worked on it the more I loved it..Crafter's Companion has excelled themselves on this on this one..Beautiful fresh images,..pretty floral papers and lots of nice cards to make like the lovely over stuffed box that I made...I only had to click print and assemble..I printed it onto Neenah card as it was that bit heavier to hold its shape..Then I assembled ,easy ,basically idiot proof I did it lol..I added lace and pretty ribbon bows to the main box..The inside the bunni's were stuck directly onto the support strips and the flowers and ribbons were glued onto thin strips of acetate all with the 3d gel glue by Collall..If I wasnt something to stick it is my go to glue . However please remember if you are posting this do not glue the base on the box..Poor Dean and Leann were about to take it off and all I could think is "Ohh! Noooo!" Yep I glued it lol.. well it was the firs of these I have ever made lol...Hope you like it :)x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Launch of the New Challenge blog at A Crafty Mess ..Soo Exciting !!

I am so excited have been keeping this secret for months as it has had to be all set up by the very hard working and talented owner Tieghan and also a good friend of mine in the crafting world Jane.. all I have had to do is make my I am so proud to be on the Launch and the team ..I have chosen to do two cards on this occasion ,one is a cute bear  by Kathryne from Whimsey Stamps and the other a fairy from SLS Lines called Flower fairy..

This card is from Whimsey Stamps

 This card I have used a Paper pad from Hobbycraft..It is very lush and rich.I mounted it directly onto the blank as its a very heavy card and then put faux squigglies around it..I then cut to tstips from one of the other papers and clipped them like you do ribbons, and placed as shown..I cut a circle from a scrap piece from a previous project and sprayed with Spray and Sparkle from Crafter's Companion (silver)  Then put 3d gel glue behind it and placed on card ..placed various snowflake diecuts I had already cut and then added the lovely bear, then popped one final snowflake on and added a gem  :)x

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This card is by card is by  SLS Designs 

This card is coloured using SN pens and pencils on Neenah Solar White card, She has then been cut out using one of the larger Spellbinder dies and mounted onto some beautiful paper I brought by the company who do Gorgus ..will revise when I find the pad sorry head not working lol.. The whole card has a beautiful etherial feel about it , it is a shame really that a picture cannot pick up how pretty this card is in real ,the colours are much softer too..Any way I finished with lace and flowers .to co ordinate with my fairy :) x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Crafter's Companion Bebunny Florals Sneek peeks

These are simply amazing images to work with this is my favorite one yet as the  images are great and the papers are just amazing and I can see me using them for other projects too,they are very ditsy and in a nice range of colours too ..Just LOVE...LOVE them lol 

I used my own 8x8 card base for this one ..I mounted the beautiful butterfly paper onto some CC Kraft card added some dark brown twine around the edge of the card ..I then mounted the topper too ..,so colourful :) ,Before sticking it down I spread some all purpose glue onto the part of the hessian that would be behind the topper and positioned,thus hiding any glue that may show through. I then added Collall 3D gell to back of the topper and added it to card,be generous and wiggle slightly to let glue go through the hessian.. I then mounted a two and half inch square, from the cd ..these are so sweet and just nice to finish a card ,you can add embossing powder or even the liqiud ones you can but to make it look like an enamelled square . I finished off with hessian flowers and butterfly..The butterflies body and antennae is doubled up twine and I placed pretty little yellow buttons in the center to finish.. Hope you like it ..This is one of my favourite ones as I love the greens :)x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Scrappers Delights..Anything Goes ..Paper Piecing

Hiya todays lovely card is for my DT at Scrappers Delights ..I have chosen this lovely Victorian lady to do for this project as I thought it would look lovely done in paper piecing..I have never done one before so this is new ground for me.. The face and hair was coloured with SN pencils and the rest using scrap pieces of card from my stash which I printed the image on to cut out..Fiddly ,but I think she has turned out better than I expected ..The Background papers are from a pad from Hobbycraft,they are beautiful and will feature in a lot of my cards this year I think ..I used a scalloped Tonic large die, A Spellbinders die Victorian Medalion 1 and the snoflakes from the Die sire collection from Crafter's Companion
You will find the Image here 

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The New Bebunny Floral Sneak Peek

I have been terribly busy over the last week or so as have been working on the New Bebunny samples..This I think is my favourit one .It is very bright ,colourful and fun,lovely new shaped cards and beautiful papers here is a sneak peek of what is to come
The pens I used for this are of course Spectrum Noir
Be bunnyIG1,2,3  FS2,3 and Blender  Stem CG2
Petals CR2,3,4,5 and TN2,3,4 for the center of the flower
I used Cordination card to mount the beautiful butterfly paper onto ,for a little texture and contrast,I did the same with the border across the center too.. By the way this is an 8x8 card to which I trimed about 2 inches off.. I cut the image out using the Die sire Magic Mirror which is one of my favourites 
,and also cut the sentiment out with the same set too ..I then went around the edges with Antique velvet by tim Holtz but I think I must have caught it on a bit o f older ink and it really looks great a pinky brown ..I always do things different lol ..The flowers are mine and the leaves are a neat punch i got from Hobby craft and I love it as I have leaves all the while now and saves getting the machine out. Thanks for stopping by.:)x
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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Happy Birthday Crafter's Companion

Well its Birthday time at Crafter's Companion and Boy oh Boy ther have been some really beautiful new products brought out just for this celebration ..If this is the 9th what will we get for the 10th whoo hoo ..I posted this box on FB yesterday and had quite a bit of interest..Now it looks hard ,but its not or I would not be able to do it lol. ok here it is...

Now you use the full A3 sheet of Centura pearl or new patterned card ..
1) Score at 2" intervals along the length you should have a little bit left over that will be used to glue the box together.
2)Score 1" in from the bottom and 4" in from the top this is the body of the box.
3)Mark half way points as shown on the top of the diagram (1") either draw faintly with a pencil and score or score to the point with the sharp end of a pair of scissors..These will be valley folds .
4)Now give all the mountain folds a really good sharp edge with your scoring tool.and at the bottom cut up to the inch fold line on each of the mountain fold lines.. Then clip a either side so that they sit nicely when they go onto the base.You can see on the edge of the picture what I mean but do it both sides of section.
5)Now you are ready to glue the box together,using the flap that was left over use a good strong glue like Tacky Glue as you do not want the box to fall apart..I put a peg on either end and left it about an hour,first making sure I had gone down my inside seam to make sure it was stuck down.
6)When dry I used a piece of card..put glue on the bottom inch flaps and shaped the card properly and placed it on top of the piece of card..Leave to dry  then carefully cut the remainder of the card away then have your main box..
7)Using a Hole punch ,Braddle or whatever your weapon of choice place holes around the top.. Then decorate..I used the Vintage Floral CD and Craft card to finish .
8)for the top pleats pinch the mountain folds between your fingers and you will find the top will fall into place..Thread ribbon/cord  through holes and push in the top until it is in a tighter position,it is all about manipulation at first but it is ok once you get it in it in more mallable ....then tie in a bow and either tie off ends or decorate.. and now you have a good size box xx

I used a piece of satin cord ribbon to which I attached two inch circles with a smaller circle of the paper and added gems to the center I had to cut four of each as they are doubled up to hide the ribbon.. I layered my paper and added it to the box using  gel glue (Collall) it helps to give dimension..But I tell you what would look great trying it using the lovely embossing folders..A Christmas one and adding Poinsettias and ivy prehaps..well you go and create and Have fun :)x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Scrappers Delights Halloween Tag

Here is something different for me this time..I have done a tag..the base is cut from a file on my Silhouette  Portrait..The lovely image is coloured in using SN pens and pencils on Neenah Solar White card .. This was then cut out then stuck onto the base tag using Collall 3D glue gel glue.I felt it looked a bit bare so I drew a pumpkin patch and it just finished the tag of.. Tags are such a great way to use up your bits and bobs of card,paper and ribbons ,nearly all mine was cut out of left overs so thrifty too  ..This was just complete fun to do and I hope you like it too :) x

You can find the image here ..

Inky Impressions ..Any thing goes with a twist ..Check Mate

What a lovely fun Image to colour up this time..I used Inky Impressions Marrisa Sleigh Ride .She is coloured in with SN pens and pencils on Neenah Solar White Card.. The background paper was mounted onto craft card.. I cut this shorter to add one of the new Tonic Edge dies behind it .. Once this was done I sprayed the front with Spray and Sparkle Pearl Diamonds.The flowers are made from a Heartfelt Creations die, and out of craft card,I coloured the leaves with a pen ,then popped thenm onto the card with 3D Collall Gell and added gems to the center to finish..Thanks for visiting :)x

You can find the image here 

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Crafter 's Companion Scruffy Little Cats

I had Great Fun colouring in these Gorgeous Girls from the Scruffy Little Cats range from Crafter's Companion,They are suitable for a wide range of ages and come in beautifully detailed red rubber stamp sheets with extra s on ,sentiments .a flower or perfume bottle depending on which one you chose ..or why not have then all and cover every occasion ...

I used Centura Pearl with a hint og gold . My own Glitter card ribbon and flower and an embossing folder from the vintage florals which I sprayed with Pearl Diamonds to give it a lovely sheen. I used SN pens to colour on Neenah card

Hair BG 6,5,2 Skin FS 3,2 and CR 5 Dress PL1,2,3,4 Accesories GB 1,3 IB 1,2,3 eyes IB 3,2 I also used a glitter pen to add some sparkle .
 I cut the shape out on my Silhouette .. The die is a Xcut....Centura pearl with a hint of gold The image is on Neenah card coloured with SN pens
SkinFS3, 2,1, and CR3 Outfit CR5,9,7 Box and rollers CR3,5.. IG1,2,5 Pearls TN1 IB1 and Hair Tn 2,5,7
I used my own satin card to back door hanger,a Gllittering pen .Ribbons and roses.

I coloured this with SN pencils on Neenah Card
Hat 015, 104,099 Boots 099,104 Skin 004,009,089
Shorts 061,073 Tee shirt 029,034,035 Foilage 058,047 flowers 021,024 EyesHair 107,087
I used Centura pearl hint of gold card,the cd for backing papers and my own string to finish plus colall glue both all purpose and gel

 Coloured with Pencils Hair 104,099 gown 029,035 eyes 089,065 bottle and glass 052,051, 069,087
Thr background is Sheenas Grande Fleur embossing folder ,The flower the larger flower of the same folder..Cordinations card..Touch of silver Centura pearl cardstock,my oen lace and leaf die and ink to colour the background . Collal multi purpose glue and Collall 3d gel glue
 I used Centura pearl card with a hint of silver for the card base. A xcut die to cut the image out ,ink to highlight..the image is coloured in with SN pens 

Skin FS 3,2,and CR 3 Hair TN 3,2,1Coat and some bags BT 3,6,2 Other accessories TN1 ,2,3 and IG 1,4

I also used the cd Scruffy Little Cats and my own black cardstock,gems and flowers

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Scrappers Delights New Release

What an Exciting Launch for the new Honey digis at Scrappers Delights,its having a release party at Kit and Clowders ,my favorite place to be on FB .So many wonderfully tallented people  :).. The Digi I chose is meant to be the Birthday Honey,but a few tweeks I have re invented her for a Christmas card as I must get started.. She is coloured in with SN pens and Pencils..I have used last years Docraft Christmas paper pack for the papers and Neenah gold for mounting..Oh this is beautiful card,and has a really glorious sheen,glow to it.I found the lovely felt snowflakes at Hobby Craft and the Dies aare from Sue Wilson..The holly and berries ,and the deer is from Crafters Companion Diesire Christmas range.
 You can find the image of Honey here 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Release Inky Inpressions

Hiya ..Inky Impressions has just brought out some fab new designs they are suitable both for Christmas or any occasion at all , This is a cut little fox I chose to make a card from as I loved him as soon as I saw him..Also I don't about you ,but its rather daunting when it comes to wrapping all those pressies up at Christmas lol..The image is printed onto Neenah card and coloured with SN pens and pencils,  The paper is Last years Docrafts christmas paper  and the snowflakes are from Crafters Companion from the Christmas Disire range.. I used up a scrap piece of white card to make the base ,this is an ideal card to use up the odd size left overs.. The image and papers are on the new beautiful coloured Centura Pearl in Red ..These are stunning and give a lovely vibrant yet subtle glow..Loads of colours now available too ..thanks for looking :)x

Image available at

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Guest Designer At Love to Create ...Stamp By Simply Betty

I have been so proud to have been asked to be guest Designer at Love to Create..I have used the Simply Betty stamp as the theme is Halloween..That was exciting for me as I have always loved these stamps..and I have never done a Halloween card before ..In the uk we do not seem to celebrate it as much,also my kids are all adults now.The Image is printed onto Neenah card and coloured with SN pencils ,my weapon of choice as I can blend the colours effortlessly to get the cool effect of the skin I did for the girl..The papers are from a digi kit on my pc I have had it yeasr and cannot remember where I got it from sorry but it works so well on this card..All the papers are mounted on black card . I made up the card base from black pearlescant card as I did not have any black blanks.The flower is a Tattered Lace one Poppy I believe and the leaves just cut freehand..I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it..such a fun card :)x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Scrappers Delights .. Monochromatic

Hi todays DT for Scrappers Delights is Emo Honey 1.. She is gorgeous ..She has been done in monochromatic for the challenge this month.. The Image is on Neenah card and coloured with SN pens and Pencils.The background paper is one of the Docrafts capsule colection I changed to sepia and printed off as are the other papers except the flowers which was a piece of scrap paper..I used craft card to mount everything on..The Flowers are Tattered Lace Poppies,and the inside of the flower is a thin piece of craft card that I quilled and I think it really finished the flower off nicely.. I have loved doing this one as it was something different for me..Thanks for visiting :)x

You can find the image here

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