Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sketch Saturday 16th September, guest designer.

Hello crafty friends.

Sketch 481 has begun over on the sketch Saturday challenge blog. Please pop along and take part in the challenge. It's a great way to share your projects! http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/

The sponcers for this week are: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/

We have a great sketch for this week, I have had fun making a project with this one.

This is my card for week three as guest designer for sketch Saturday.

I used spectrum noir markers for this project, PP1, PP4, for the body.
FL3,GB2, for the Beak.
BG2, BG4 for the shoes.
TB1, BT4, TB1, BT4, OR1, CR1, DG2, and DG4 for the hats and scarfs.
The blue around the bird is with TB2.
My card for week two as guest designer is

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sketch Saturday September 2017 guest designer.

It is a great honour to announce that I will be the guest designer for September at sketch Saturday. I'm so looking forward to creating some projects to inspire you all this month. 

My first sketch is #479, the sponsor for this sketch


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I had great fun with this sketch, had lots of ideas, my final choice was to use one of the crazy birds, coloured with spectrum noir pencils. The background was done with distress inks, salty ocean, peacock feathers, cracked pistachios, evergreen bough. Used iced spruce on the stencil. 
The presents were coloured with faded denim distress ink and highlighted with clear sparkle pen. 
Trying very hard to use the free stamps from magazines lately, the sentiment came from a creative stamping magazine. I do hope you like my creation, I look forward to seeing your lovely creations. 

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Lavinia stamps mid-month reminder.

Hello friends

Hope you are all enjoying the summer.
I am on holiday with family and friends, having a great time, but thought I'd pop on the blog with a reminder that there is still time to participate in the August lavinia stamps challenge. the theme this month is Blue and orange hues. dont forget the fabulous prize is a £40 voucher to spend in the Shop. there is a  large variety of  products that can be purchased. the winner is picked randomly so everyone has a chance of winning. for full  details please follow the link,
 Lavinia August Challenge

For my Mid-month sample, I used the following products
http://laviniastamps.com/product/chinese-lantern/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/hanging-lanterns/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/stars-2/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/three-dancing-fairies/

I also  used the following stencil designed by Lavinia stamps.
Chinese Lantern

I used Spiced marmalade distress oxide ink to stamp the chinese lanterns
I also used this to colour the stencil design.
The hanging lantern, words and stars were inked with faded jeans oxide ink.
The background was inked with broken china oxide that was placed on mat, spritzed with water then twisted in a circular  motion, loved the way it looked like the moon in the centre so left it as it was,
highlighted edge with spiced marmalade, highlighted hanging lanterns with orange gel pen, finally used white pen on chinese lanterns
 Good luck with your entries. 

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creative fingers Challenge # 135

Hello Everyone.

Hope the weather is better where you are here in london it has rained a lot in the past few days. the flowers look good though.

The creative fingers challenge #135  has begun over on their blog. Please follow link below for full details. http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-135-winners-133.html

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are, Bugaboo stamps


For my card I used Bugbee 3

I used The CC Die,sire honeycomb patchwork embossing folder
Inked with Distress inks, squeezed lemonade, scattered straw and wild honey.
Bugaboo image coloued with following spectum noir pens.
IG1, IG3,IG5,IG7,FS1,TN1,TN3,DG2,DR2,DR4 and TB1,
 The flower is from Honeydoo stamps embossed onto vellum.
happy birthday die from crafters companion .

Had a fab time colouring this image look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.



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Monday, 31 July 2017

August Lavinia Challenge Blue and orange hues.




Hello everyone.
The August lavinia challenge has just begun, the theme for this month is blue and orange hues and will run until the 28th of August. We love to see all your magical creations.

You could be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher  chosen at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop. There is a variety of great stamps and goods to buy. For your chance to win please visit the link below for full details.
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

Products used for card 1
http://laviniastamps.com/product/maple-leaf/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/autumn-fall-large/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/bugs-new/
I also used the following stencil, from sweet poppy stencils designed by lavinia stamps.
http://www.sweet-poppy.com/catalog/sweet-poppy-stencil-angelic-words-p-1165.html
For the background I used spiced marmalade, faded jeans and broken china distress oxide inks,
the main images were stamped with onyx black versafine. Clear wink of stella brush marker
white pen and pearl drops were used to highlight images

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Second card

http://laviniastamps.com/product/wild-poppies/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/stones-small/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-1/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/tree-half-2/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/moon/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/fary-inn/
http://laviniastamps.com/product/birds/
Inked the background with spiced marmalade and broken china distress oxide inks, also used walnut stain, spiced marmalade and faded jeans  to stamp the trees, poppies and moon, they stamped very well, this was the first card I have used the oxides on and I was impressed.
Stamped the fairy inn and the stones with black sparkle embossing powder, then coloured with the oxide inks. The birds were stamped with black onyx versafine ink.


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Happy crafting, I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Lavinia stamps July Mid-month reminder

Just a reminder, there is still time to participate in the Lavinia stamps July challenge. The theme this month is, create a landscape. You cold be the lucky winner of a £40 gift voucher  chose at random, to spend in the Lavinia shop. There is a variety of great stamps and goods to buy. For your chance to win please visit the link below for full details. 
http://laviniastamps.com/lavinia-stamps-monthly-creative-challenge/

I have made a card using a variety of the stamps to give you some inspiration. 
For this card I have used the following stamps.  

I used broken china and seedless preserves distress inks on the background. 
Wilted violet, walnut stain, fired brick and faded jeans oxide inks on the trees, and poppies. The images were stamped with versafine black ink. House and snails were doled with spectrum noir alcohol inks. 

Good luck with your entries.  

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Creative fingers Challenge 133

Hi crafty Friends.

Hope you are enjoying the sun where you are. Here in London its been extremely hot, definitely  needed your hat on, managed to get some colouring done in the garden on Sunday which was nice and relaxing.

Creative fingers Challenge 133, has started on the blog, so please come along and join in the fun.
Our sponsors for this challenge are Rebecca Sinz and Bugaboo stamps.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-133-winners-131.html

I Picked Tuliphedgie for my project.

The background paper was from my scrapbook stash that I really need to start using. 
The cute little image was coloured using spectrum noir  alcohol pens 
These are the colours I used: FS1, FS3, CG1, CG4, PP3, PL1, PL4, TN5, GB1, GB3, GB5, GB8, TB1, DR1, DR4, IG1, and IG3, also used a white pen. 

Coloured and cut the tulip and ladybird again to use as an embellishment, faux stitched the oblong shapes, then used wonky lines on the edge of the main backing paper. 

Had great fun making and colouring this card, hope you like it 



 

I designed my card using the following sketch 467 from sketch Saturday