Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Professor Lucy Loo

Just here to quickly share a make for the East Wind anything but a card  challenge.  This time I have made a clip for those important 'To Do' items using a giant peg, this is something I have been meaning to have a go at for a while and while out shopping the other day I came across some giant pegs so I bought me one and set to! lol  The paper is First Edition New Bloom and I have used 'Prof. Lucy Loo' from TEW coloured up using copics and First Edition markers, I thought the image worked well as a reminder that things needed to be done! I added some small prima flowers and liquid pearls (really need more practice at getting these the same size! lol)  I then threaded a ribbon through the peg workings allowing the peg to be hung up.  Enjoyed doing this and may even do some more as gifts.




















I would like to enter this peg into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #88 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #156 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers and More #144 ~ Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart #70 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #22 ~ Anything Goes
The East Wind #35 ~ Anything But A Card
TFL


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Not a card

The new challenge over at The East Wind is Anything But A Card so I thought it was time to update my coaster.  I've had this plastic coaster for quite some time now I think it originally came with a cross stitch magazine so that is a great many years ago!  Anyway every now and again I change the image that is inside and when I saw what the challenge was and I saw what this weeks new release image was I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  (I'm also working on a second project but that's not quite finished yet!)  The image is Aurora Scarf Lover and I have coloured her using Spectrum Noir pens & pencils and First Edition Markers and I have teamed her up with some First Edition paper from the New Bloom pad.  Now she is finished it seems a shame to cover her up with my cup but every time I lift my cup there she is in all her glory!
















I would like to enter this coaster into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards #22 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Don't Be Square
The Paper Shelter #212 ~ Use some circles
Brown Sugar #155 ~ Girly
The East Wind #35 ~ Anything But A Card
TFL

Friday, 17 July 2015

A little black & white

So this week I have actually been off work with a bad back so have been taking lots of pain killers and taking it easy (no housework allowed!) the only good point to this is that I have been able to catch up on some TV and been able to colour!  So today I am sharing another card that was only intended to be a practice!  This time I went for a monochrome look including the skin tones and shading, its not perfect but I do like how it turned out.  So I have used another awesome TEW image this one is Lucy Loo style I love You.  Paper is from Bearly Mine Designs, the arrow die cuts are a Crafty Cutters by Crafty Sentiments die and the speech bubbles are Sizzix Thinlits (bought last week!) the sentiments are handwitten (that was very brave of me! lol) and I finished off with some punched stars and little black gems.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots ~ Stars or Stripes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Doodle what???
Crafting From the Heart #68 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Don't Be Square
Creative Card Crew #91 ~ Die Cuts
TFL

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Aurora Love

This card initially was not going to be a card, I was having a play with colouring faces as I feel I need to get more definition in and I thought this lovely image from TEW called Aurora Love was an ideal image and in the end after colouring her face I was really quite pleased with the result that it seemed a shame to waste it!  I have to admit that the whole of the colouring did take me quite some time but I am pleased with the results.  I have used a mix of Copics, Spectrum Noir pens & pencils and some First Edition markers.  The papers are all First Edition Blank Canvas and I have inked all the edges for a softer look. The sentiment I hand wrote on the banner and finished off with some ric rak and flowers from my stash.





















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #68 ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #268 ~ Flower Delights
Creative Inspirations #322 ~ Lets Colour
TFL

Monday, 13 July 2015

Red, White & Blue

Just a quick post so that I can enter this card into the Patriotic Colours challenge over at The East Wind, I have used the fabulous newsletter freebie for this challenge to.  So lots of red white and blue, the papers are very patriotic too as they are from a collection called 'Portobello Road' which is a place in London which has a fantastic market, one end starts with a car boot style market then you move through a normal market and the other end is full of antiques, I love it there, so it seemed very apt to use those papers, the stamps round the image and the sentiment are all from the collection too.  I liked the papers so much I got the 12x12 and the 6x6 which has enabled me to use a piece of the 6x6 blue crown paper in the build a brad to match the bigger crowns.  Had gret fun colouring her hair too.  I have used copics, spectrum pencils and tried out First Edition markers too for the skin tones, need more practice!  Anyway here she is the wonderful Lucy Loo in Profile ...




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #34 ~ Patriotic
Little Red Wagon #297 ~ Birthday
Creative Fingers #87 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #68 ~ Anything Goes

TFL


Friday, 10 July 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #287 ~ Summertime

Good morning all, well it's Friday so time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and after this week the Catz are taking a break for the summer to recharge their batteries and enjoy some sunshine and family time, but don't worry we will be back on 14 August with a brand new challenge.  But for now back to this week and this week it was the turn of our wonderful Cindy to set the challenge and  she chose 'Sumertime' and our fabulous sponsor is 




PRIZE
Sami Stamps will provide a 12$ gift card to the shop at www.samistamp.blogspot.com 
(that's equal to 3 images of  choice) to the winner. 


The DT were very kindly given some beautiful images to play along with, I chose 'A Basket Full' The papers I used were some old digi ones but I forget where from,teamed this up with some green ribbon, a strawberry charm some red paper for the bow which is a TH die and finished off with these cute little birds which is a SB Inspirations die which I also inked.  Think these 2 new dies are going to be well used! lol.














I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge #201 ~ Summer Vacation
Not Just Cards #22 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #67 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #91 ~ Die cuts
Fab 'n' Funky #267 ~ Inspired by a song ~ Strawberry Fields Forever
TFL

Thursday, 9 July 2015

A Cracking Time!

Over at The East Wind Facebook page there is a challenge going on that is 'Step Away From The DP!' so after some thought about how to tackle this I decided on embossing for texture in the background and using the cracked glass technique with the image.  I've only done the technique once before and quite some time ago, don't know why I've only done once as it is an easy and fun technique and it was great to get my melting pot and UTEE out again.  The image I chose is Lucy Loo Magnified Star and I decided to go with a monochromatic colour scheme and as I was 'cracking glass' I also did some distressing with ink.  The pocket watch die is an Xcut die, the bow and clock hands are TH and I added some brads and an antique key.  I'm really pleased with how this turned out and guess what ... Ria has laid claim once again! lol




















And a close up of the cracked glass effect



















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish #271 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #22 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #67 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #252 ~ No Patterned Paper
Creative Card Crew #91 ~ Die cuts
TFL