Thursday 25 June 2009

Sketch Saturday

So I am trying to vary my style a little and this sketch was perfect. I used another Pink Petticoat image and coloured with Copics.

C'mon Andy - you can do it!

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Feelin' Fruity at Colour Create

A choice of fruity colours to use this week on Colour Create. I have gone a bit over the top and made it really bright. The image is a digi download from Pink Petticoat, I'm lovin' these! The papers are by DCWV and I have finished with ribbon, buttons and a little metal swirly thing!

Off now to catch some sun before it disappears behind the trees.

Sunday 21 June 2009

Creative Card Crew

The challenge this week is 'Black plus one other colour'. So my one other colour is white (cos I am sure no one will notice that little flower).

Another chance to use my new digi images from Pink Petticoat. I have coloured him (I have decided he looks like a 'him' maybe it's that beer belly) with just a touch of grey. Finished off with a brad, ribbon and my new favourite way of using a button.

Friday 19 June 2009

One Stop and ABC

Add some sparkle they said over on the One Stop Challenge and add sparkle I certainly did! Well, some glamour dust to be exact.

The image is from Pink Petticoat and I used chalks to colour. This is the first time I have coloured with chalks (I'm ashamed to say they have lived on the shelf for about a year untouched) but I think they work well with this image and papers.

The second challenge this fits is on ABC where it is S for Summer. Mmmm and here is the perfect summer sundae.

Thursday 18 June 2009

The Next Level Issue 3

I loved doing this weeks challenge on The Next Level which is a sketch incorporating a tag. Well about an hour ago I treated myself to some downloads from Pink Petticoat and just couldn't wait to use them. So here is one of them on this super sweet card.

The papers are 'Glitter Sweet' by DCWV. I coloured the image with copics and blinged it up even more with some glitter.

Sunday 14 June 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday

A great sketch by Simone is this weeks challenge, and here is my effort. I am quickly popping this on as I am off to the garden centre for some plant buying, then home to plant them up (if the rain stays away).

Friday 12 June 2009

Stamptacular Sunday 'One for the Boys'

I have had this Riley Moose stamp for a while and just could not think what to do with him. I had been trying to think up a sentiment........something like 'Moosing You' or something to do with 'Moose Mallows' but nothing seemed to work. Then came along this challenge ......'One for the Boys' and I think it fits.........with a sentiment nowhere to be seen!

Blooming Gorgeous at Penny Black

The challenge on PBS this week is 'Blooming Gorgeous'. This, I think, fits perfectly. Don't you think?

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Stamp Something Old/Something New

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something and green and cream and white. Don't really have anything weddingy so this sweet little couple will have to do!

They are by Sugar Nellie and coloured by me with Copics.

My Rainbow for Colour Create

This challenge caught my eye this week 'cos I thought it would be lovely and cheerful to do, but trying to get in all those colours had me tearing my hair out! I now have an abundance of multi coloured circles, squares etc etc. to use up for future cards. Anyways this is what I finally came up with and I have to say I am rather pleased with it.

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge on CCT this week is Nip and a Punch - get your punches/die cuts out. Well I have used 3 oval nesties and my retro flower punch so I think I have that covered. The stamp is by Forever Friends and I have used Copic to colour.

Monday 8 June 2009

The Next Level

If you have not already had a nosey at this great new blog, go now. You will not be disappointed it is so much more that a challenge blog. This week there is a great tutorial on this ribbon technique (I have changed it a bit and now maybe think the tutorial way is better, anyhoo it's done now).

There is loads to read and links to some great freebies.

This is a downloaded image from Cuddly Buddly coloured with Copics. I embossed using the CB Swirls and added a charm.

ABC and Copic Colour

So over at the ABC challenge it is Q already and they have chosen Q for Quilted. On Copic Colour the colours are

I have coloured my Cuddly Buddly image with the colours I have that are closest to these and tried to make it look 'quilted' with my faux stitching. Finished off with prima flowers, buttons and ribbon.

Sunday 7 June 2009

Childs Play at Creative Card Crew

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over on Creative Card Crew. The stamped image is from Sugar Nellie and I have coloured her with Copic pens. The background paper is a little bit of scrap I'm using up and so don't know the make. The number and little embellies are from Tesco.

Sketch and Stash with Charisma

I know, I know, I had 2 whole weeks to do this great sketch on Sketch and Stash but as usual I'm at the last minute and just getting this one in under the wire!

The new stash I used are these yummy papers 'Glitter Sweet Matstock' by DCWV. I have used one of my sweetest stamps by Sugar Nellie and coloured her with Copic pens.
This also fits the 'Pink and Brown' challenge on Charisma this week. I love pink and brown together so good choice ladies.

Thursday 4 June 2009

Sketch Saturday & One Stop Craft

A one for two this time. On Sketch Saturday there is the usual great sketch to follow and on One Stop the theme is 'Let's Hear it for the Boys'.

So meet Hamish, a handsome little fella ('tho not as handsome as my mate bumbles......thanks for the lovely comments). He has been coloured with Copics, I have Swiss dotted the background card and finished off with brads (nightmare to try to get straight) and string.

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

So here is the fabbydoo sketch by Domi..........

I flipped it on it's side and came up with this............

The image has been coloured with inktense water colour pencils and the paper is by Basic Grey. The prima flowers have been finished off with little zoomz.

Only had time for one tonight as I was doing a little gardening at my Mums and then just had to put everything down to watch Sir Alan! Hope to be more productive tomorrow night as I have the place to myself so watch those buttons fly!

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Kitty for Stamp Something

Emily has designed this great sketch to follow and I loved it as it was nice and quick 'cos I didn't have much 'me time' tonight. Hospital visits and dropping DH off at the airport. Then, due to being a bit new fangled with this new PC (although he certainly is a handsome chap) everything is just taking longer - vista - tabs? What's that all about? Anyhoo got there in the end and here is my card and the sketch it follows.

I stamped the little kitty (sorry, don't remember where this stamp came from) using versafine and embossed with clear powder, then coloured him with copics. The papers are from Basic Grey and the rectangles have been cut with my nesties.

I was fully intending to start doing the insides of my cards but I'm just too darned tired tonight.......never mind, there's always tomorrow!