Saturday, 21 February 2009

Show or Bin?

We were having a conversation on the Charmed forum the other day about projects that you just can't get right. I suggested that there should be a song for crafters called "Rip it off and start all over again" and this card is one such example. Took me ages yesterday to colour in and cut out etc and I am just not happy with it. It was a toss between binning or showing but in view of time spent I'm showing ;-) Do you bin or show??

Holly & Madison downloads coloured with Copics. Basic Gre Ambrosia papers and brads, Prima flowers.

TFL xxx

Spring has Sprung

It really has, not just on my card. It's such a gorgeous sunny day today, no-one would ever think it was thick snow and utter chaos out there just a few weeks ago. So what am I doing on this glorious day? Making cards!!Yep, it's my second post of the day, I'm blogging like the clappers!!!!!
This card was inspired by the challenge on Cute Card Thursday. The challenge there was to featured something spring-like on the card, the theme was "Signs of Spring" - This could be interpreted through your image, an embellishment or even your colour-scheme.

So here we go, my take on that challenge:

Another gorgeous image from the Holly & Madison download bundle coloured in with my Copics. The background is a mixture of Copics and Distress Inks (I have yet to get my airbrush system out of the box, quite scary that!).

Copics used are: N1, B14, RV01, B00, G07,G12, G14, G05, G99, E00, R32, E11, E31, E33, E37, E13, E35, YO6, Y17, Y15, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR23, YR24.

Thanks for visiting xxx

Challenges... and want some free Copics??

Woohoo! This is the third challenge card I am blogging in a week! It's my new Copic's, they are screaming out to me to be used. Did I tell you I purchased a second set? And listen to this, Charmed Cards & Crafts (my shop) and Graphics Direct (absolute best place for Copics) have come together to enable one lucky person to get a set of 72 pens FREE OF CHARGE! Wow eh? Thought that would get your interest!! Watch this space for further news.

So back to the challenges. This one is from a Spoon Full of Sugar and involved a sketch, this is my interpretation:

Madison image from the fabulous Holly & Madison download bundle. Frame and umbrella were cut on my Silhouette. Maya Road chipboard flowers, I coloured the larger one with my Copics and the smaller one I covered in coordinating Basic Grey paper. All paper here is Basic Grey Ambrosia.
The copics used for colouring in my image are: R32, R37, R39, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG45, BG49, Y8, Y11, Y13, N1, E00, E11, R20
Oh and pop over to Dottie's World tomorrow for a FREE Holly download image!
Thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Basic Grey Challenge - Hearts

I don't do much crafting, limiting myself really only to the one DT card for Dottie's World every Sunday, so I thought I would make myself craft more, especially now I've spent the equivalent of two months' mortgage money on my Copic Sketch pens!! I never have time to craft, well doing these challenges should MAKE me take that time, whether I have it or now; lets see if it works out like that LOL

The challenge on the Basic Grey Challenge blog was "Hearts": "it can be any size and any quantity of hearts you wish, and also not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation". As Valentine has been and gone I didn't want to make this too lovey dovey.

I cut the heart on my Silhouette and used the cut-out separately. The pop-out flowers are also cut on the Silhouette. Rachel Miller image coloured in with my new Copics. Basic Grey Blush paper for the main card, then Basic Grey Ambrosia paper for the flowers and Basic Grey Urban Couture ribbon (striped). Plus the brads are all Basic Grey too.

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web :-)


Monday, 16 February 2009

Grungy Birthday....

I have always been an earthy kinda gal and so happy that the grungy, shabby chic look is now in fashion. Grungy and shabby to me doesn't imply old and tattered, it's earthy colours, distressed edges and lots of Tim Holtz inks ;-)

So I used some of the gorgeous papers from Basic Grey on this birthday card I made for Nicola, DT member on Dottie's World - this card has to double up as my Monday Mojo submission on DW as I am so short on time these days.

Image is Madison 3-in-1 from the Holly & Madison Downloads, coloured in with my new Copics'. Papers are from various Basic Grey collections: Color Me Silly, Mellow and Ambrosia.

The swirl is a plain Rusty Pickle chipboard swirl that I coloured in two coordinate with Madison's clothing. K&Co Cut 'n Paste border.

Bazzil flowers, Woodware Pearls, Hot Off The Press Brads, H&Co "Hooray" chipboard.


Sunday, 15 February 2009

A Stitch in TIme.....

Stitching has become all the rage and it does look rather splendid on paper projects. I have a sewing machine but have yet to get it out, so far all my stitching has been done by hand. This example is no exception, I thought about using the machine but then decided that I wanted something a little more funky.

My stitching dilemma was caused by the challenge set by the lovely Adele on Dottie's World today: "A Stitch in time". Adele wanted to see some stitching on our projects.

I had to use my absolute favourite download collection from Louise Brigden (available here) and my brand new Copic Sketch markers.
I experimented with the colouring here and not too sure if that contour shading works too well, but I enjoyed it IMMENSELY!
The card is meant to be for a teenager, the tape measure is marked on the '1' and '6', the intention there being to symbolise a 16th birthday.

Bo Bunny paper from the Flirty range (available here). I used some K&Co rub-ons and the new Cut 'n Paste ephemera, which I totally love.

I also used my Nestability dies plus a Cuttlebug embossing folder and Distress Inks. Pop over to Dottie's World and see the glorious examples from the other DT members :-)

TFL xxx