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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Saturday Sketch Card.. Lemon Shortbread

This lovely image from Lemon Shortbread,I have coloured her using Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card,then used Pastel chalks for a nice soft background..Please note.. the small butterfly is not part of the image,I added that as somehow I had got a couple of marks on the paper and I used the butterfly and the trail to cover them up...The papers I used are from First Edition Floral Pavilion and are mounted onto Centura Pearl in a pretty blue colour. I cut the image out with a Tattered Lace basic circle die then cut the next size up with the next size die but in Blue Centura..I glued the topper to this and added to the card using 3D glue gel.The Fancy swirls are from Crafter's Companion..The Butterfly Lullaby set and is called Fancy Flourishes ....also cut in blue Centura..to disguise where the join between the two swirls is I added the pretty Faux shop brought blooms.. I chose the simple dotty paper as I wanted the image to be the main feature on this card.
Thank you for popping by :)xx

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The sketch I have used for this is no 453
We each chose one of the past sketches for today's card,this is my choice




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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Caterpillar Lady

Hiya ..I have been working on this for ages..You won't find this digi any where it is all my own work..I have done this expecially for my Sons friend.This is inspired from Alice in Wonderland ,the caterpillar on the Mushroom..My Son loves this book and wants the theme for his wedding invites ,so should be very different .It has taken in excess of 20 hrs from the beginning to the end ,and really at the end of the day it is why I really wanted to learn to colour,as I was actually only drawing in graphite pencils before and dabbles in Water colours..but I lost all inspiration when I lost my Mum many years ago ..but have done the odd thing in between for others or myself occasionally in the last few years..
First I scanned the origional and turned it into a digital stamp as it was a lot larger ,then I have coloured her onto Neenah card using both Polychromos and Prisma Pencils..I then mounted her onto white,then Purple..The papers I have used are Santorio Mirabelle and are very glitter encapsulated as I have tried to show in the pictures..It gives the effect of a garden across the bottom of the card.I also used some lighter heart paper from the same pad to bring a break into the green ..The dies I have used for the flowers under and on the edge of the image are Tattered Lace  Mini Cherry Blossom which I cut in pink card and coloured the branches with a SN pen.All the papers are mounted onto Purple Centura Pearl..There are so many colours in the image that I tried to bring them into the out side of the image in the mat card and the flowers too..The colours you see are vibrant,but the real card is even more vibrant..I hope iI have shown it to its best ..
Thank you for taking the time to visit :)xx

 I have just brought a lovely personalised rubber stamp for the 
back of my cards and you can find the link for this ladies 
stamps HERE







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Sasayaki Glitter Challenge reminder Card

Hiya for today's card I have coloured the image in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card,I then used Pastel chalks on the background taking care to set them with hair spray to prevent them from shedding..I then used a Tattered Lace basic torn circle die to cut the image out and used a scalloped circle to back the picture ,If I remember I believe it was one of my Tonic Dies.The other Die I used for down the side is a Xcut one I believe is called a floral Panel..I backed this with the same hot pink card as the circle and fussy cut around it,leaving a small overlap..I then used First Editions Floral Pavilion Papers which were also mounted on the same hot pink card too..And to finish the card I added some pretty small pearlised pink flowers to the center of the flowers on the floral panel...
Thank you for taking time to pop by :)xx


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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sasayaki Glitter New Release

This is one of the cutest  New Releases for Sasayaki Glitter I have done in a while,I love them all but he is just so cute and fun to colour,even if it took over three hours to make the balloons look transparentlol....I have coloured him in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card and done the background with pastel chalks then mounted him onto craft card.I thin added my wiggly line around to finish the picture.I then used some lovely Tonic Papers which were just right for this project and mounted them onto craft card too..To finish I added an assortment of pre-brought flowers which just finished the card off.
Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Saturday Sketch ..Star Stampz

 For this weeks challenge I was excited to colour one of the Star Stamps ,it is a first for me ,so its great to do something different for a change..I have coloured her in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card,the background has been done using chalks I love these as they can give a soft or very dramatic background..but if using don't forget to fix,I just spray over with hair spray as taught many years ago at school lol!..cheap and cheerful lol!..For mounting papers and the image I have used Centura Pearl in a lovely deep brown like a rich chocolate,Yummy!..The Papers are First Editions Floral Pavilion ..I used 3D glue gel to fix the topper onto the card and the flag..To finish I did a hand written Sentiment and added a Pretty pink rose and a couple of punched leaves..
Thank you for Popping by and Have a Happy Easter :)xx


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World Wide Open DT Challenge Inspiration Card

Hiya ,for this months card I have coloured this beautiful creation from the lovely talented Julia Spiri with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card.I then cut out ,mounted onto white then onto craft card to create a nice frame around her..I used backing papers from First Editions Love Letters which were also mounted onto craft card..I kept to one layer as the picture was to be the main feature,but I used a pretty panel die I cut in white and mounted onto some green card to bring out the pattern more.This was brought from Ebay ,not sure which maker ,sorry..but the butterfly and the LOVE was cut from dies I purchased from China and were cut in craft card..I added an orangy brown heart to the LOVE ,its sparkly and a pretty tear shaped  gem in the same colour to the butterfly..To  finish I added some small white pearls ..
Thank you for popping by :)xx


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Monday, 3 April 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Yellow Challange Card

Hiya..For todays card I have had to go to the very bottom of the odd paper box..Yellow is a very hard colour to find , but I found some phew and a few pieces for off cuts too so sorry I do not know the names of the papers this time..The card I used to back it onto was Hunkydory..It is lush ,starts one end with one colour going onto another tint..so you will be seeing it a lot in the future lol!..The image was coloured onto Neenah card , with Polychromos Pencils..and cut it out with a Tonic Essentials Swirling Frame Layering Die..I backed it with the same yellow card I used to back the papers..After layering the card up I added the topper with 3D glue gel ,then cut a couple of the lovely tulips from the new Tattered Lace Blissful Blooms. but rather than use the cd to colour them I used SN Water Colour Pens,These were also added using 3D glue gel once shaped and this gave them more shape and definition..To finish I added some very tiny sparkling cristals here and there and a sentiment ..
Thank you for visiting :)xx

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

New Release at Sasayaki Glitter

Hi..This was a super fun card to create..I coloured the boy and dog in with Polychromos Pencils,then the background with pastel chalks..Then drew around the edge of the image and coloured it in leaving little white circles or part circles..this made a fab frame around the image and made it really fun too..The star was created using a Dutch Doobadoo template I used papers from First editions Nerolli and matted them onto black..I was going to just pop the star on ,then decided it needed a bit of green so I cut a piece of Kanban's Adorable Scoreable that starts from one side one colour then goes to another..Beautiful card stock love it ,so glad I got it now ..I did not emboss it on this occasion though as there was too much going on and I think it was the right decision too.. I layer that with black card too and when it came to the topper I added some of the green that was an off cut and then matted it onto the black so it all blended together..To finish I added some pretty sparkle star gems..Thank you for coming by :)xx


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Sketch Saturday Challenge card

Hiya,sorry it has seemed a while since I posted ,but just not feeling good at all with my health lately..For today's I have used a lovely image from MMendel Illustrations..I like her work its different to most gives a feel of folk art and is really nice to colour too..I have chosen this couple as we are now going into the wedding seasons..I am not thrilled with my colouring on this one though as my Polychromos seem to be slipping on the card I was using ..which was the same as usual Neenah ..It kept picking up marks too ,so I think I have just got a piece of dodgy card ..You get that sometime's..I have done the background in pastel chalks for a soft effect....The papers have all been mounted onto craft card as was the image..These are from Tonics Folksy Florals paper pad, which I felt whet nicely with the image as the flowers in the background are nearly the same shape as the ones in the image.. For the cross piece and the horizontal piece I have done the wobbly edge around them to give a bit more interest to them before sticking them down to the main card. and to finish I mounted the topper on with 3D glue gel and wrote Love underneath and popped a line around the heart that just happened to be in the right spot he he ..Thank you for popping by :)xx


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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Saturday Sketch..Fred she Said Digis

hiya..for today's card I have chosen this lovely image from Fred She Said..It is in digi form and also can be purchased in pre- coloured too ,so it covers all skill levels..They have some really lovely images,so worth having a visit there..I have coloured the image in with Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card and have used Pastel chalks for the background..I mounted her onto craft card and the backing papers too..These were from First Editions Floral Pavilion and the flags/tags not sure what they are called are cut from odds and ends from my scrap box..Layouts like this are fabulous for using some of the odd bits up.I have draw wavy edges around the patterned papers as I thought it made them look like material..but have left the plain ones alone as when it is sold or given to someone I shall pop the sentiments onto them...I finished with a brought bloom and flower rather than using a star ..You just have to keep close to the layout and can swap a star for flower etc .
Thank you for popping by :0xx



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Friday, 17 March 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Reminder Card

Todays Reminder card was coloured with Polychromos pencils onto Neenah card ,the background was done in pastel chalks to keep it soft..The backing paper is from a remininent of a pad I brought from Lidl a few years back and has encapsulated glitter on it ,so pretty ..and I felt it would go so nicely with the image as it is so suitable for a young boy..This was layered onto yellow linen type  card..I cut a piece of navy and made it into a pennant shape and did some faux stitching in white around it ..I then mounted it on the same yellow card as the background..Placing it across the center of the card. Then returned to the topper, drew around  an oval basic die,Doing this so that the clouds could over hang the cut area.. I fussy cut a wobbly line around the image..It's a good way to camouflage if your not good at cutting ,but in my case I just wanted it that way..I then used the next size die up and cut it in the same yellow card as the rest ,but this time I drew a black wobbly line around the edge to give it a bit more interest..I added the topper to this with 3D glue gel and then added it to the card the same way too ,giving the image height from the main card..To finish three orange larger buttons were added to one side with three yellow smaller buttons to the center of the orange ones..
Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sasayaki New release

For todays New release card I have used my Polychromos to colour the image,then used pastel chalks to colour the soft background behind the image..Then I gave it a quick spritz with Hair Spray to set the chalks..Then used a Dutch Doobadoo template I  cut out the main card while the image was drying ..I created an easel card for this one and used a cream card,,craft card and  then added some pretty Bird paper from one of my Tonic paper pads..I put a funny faux stitch around the paper and craft card to make a feature around it..I did this on both the bottom and the main part..I then created the stop for holding the card in place using the same material and setting it with 3D glue gel..I then popped this to one side to allow the glue to go off..I then cut the topper out and framed that with craft card ,but before doing so I did my funny wiggly stitch around it to give it more of a frame..This was then Stuck in place using the 3D glue ..I cut out the small butterflies in the Tattered Lave Tuck in Butterflies..This I then gently pushed into place and it glued itself in without doing any damage to the topper..or compromising the Glue..I then coloured a number of the tiny butterflies that were left over from the die and sprinkled them around the top..
For the bottom I used Tonic Sweet Melia flower dies and cut them from some pink off cuts ,I coloured the leaves green ,I was going to leave them white,but felt it looked too pale..Once glued into place I added some little wooden flower Buttons I had in my stash ,then topped them off with a pretty sparkly pearl gems.To finish I added a few of the colourd tiny butterflies from the top and it just finished it off perfectly..Thank you for popping by :)xx

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Close up of the flowers and the pretty orange wooden flower buttons and the gems

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World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hiya..I am really excited this is my first DT card for WWOPTC..Was amazed that I was asked to join but I am in there ..and the bonus is I get to colour Julia Spiri stamps once more..so its really a very nice surprise for me ,and I kept it secret for a while too lol!..I have been lucky enough to colour Hydrangea..I have used Polychromos Pencils onro Neena card..The background has been done in pencils on this one as I wanted it more vibrant rather than soft..I mounted her onto,purple,lilac then purple to give it a nice frame and used the purple as the matting card for the background papers..The papers I have used are from First Editions Love Letters,and I chose these for the accents of the colours I used in the main pictures,hence giving a contrast and making the image pop more..The flowers to the one side are Joy craft  Hydrangeas..These took ages to do as had to stick the individual bits of flower on the top and with fingers not working it was hard and I think the little buddy who watches me may be wearing a few lol !..These I cut from the off cuts from the purple card,so had little wast..I did have to colour the leaves green though  with a SN pen.. They do look much prettier in real than on the pics..
Thank You for visiting :) xx

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Morgans Artworld March New Release

Hiya..for today's new release I have coloured the beautiful cameo image in using Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card..I then used Pastel chalks to colour the background on her..Then matted her onto a lovely deep teal card..I used the beautiful Neroli papers from First Editions for the card ,these were also all matted onto the same teal card.. and with the off cuts of the card which was 12x12 sheets I cut One large ,two small and one small flowers from a set of dies ,not sure where they were from as they are stored  on a magnetic sheet ,but I thought it would look nice on this card ..doing the flowers in card help then to hold their shape ,even when posted ..To finish I added some pretty gems to the center of each flower,these are so pretty have tiny flowers on them and change from one colour to another in different angles of the card..
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

613 Avenue Create. Using a Rubber Stamp

Hiya,This is a first for me ..I have used a stamp for the first time to make a card..I don't stamp as a rule as I have arthritis in my fingers and it make's it very difficult to stamp..,also the stamps are usually smaller which is harder for me to colour in so I tend not to use them ..
I coloured her in using Polychromos Pencils onto Neenah card then coloured the background in with craft chalks that have fine glitter throughout..very pretty ,but not very subtle...The Backing paper is from a Tonic Pad called Simply Blooms and has been mounted onto craft card ,as was the image.I used...
I mounted the paper onto the craft card and before I added it to the card blank I added a pretty lace strip, pleated across the card using red double sided tape,then added two rows of cross grain pale purple ribbon across to hide the small amount of sticky tape left showing and to finish it off too..I then placed the topper with 3D Glue Gel ,and added a double bow ..To finish I added some pretty gems to the left of the card and a lovely old button with a large gem in the middle of it to the middle of the bow..Thank you for visiting :)xx


The image is a stamp from Whimsy Stamps it is 
The Messenger -CDC110
I have had it a couple of years so it may not be available now
 but you may find it on eBay or in a smaller craft shop 

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