Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A Tiddly Inks Fairy

The new challenge over at Digital Tuesday today is "Girly". That has to be the most easy challenge ever for me because I always make girly cards :)
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Tiddly Inks and there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs!

I used this lovely image from Tiddly Inks which is called "Fairy Fae Catches a Star"
I coloured her with a mix of Copics ad Promarkers and added some stickles for Sparkle. I seriously need some new hair and skin colours! I know I have been saying this for weeks, but still don't have any! Can't wait till Christmas is over and done with some I can buy some new markers! lol
Some of the papers I have used are Raspberry Road but not sure about the pink one.
I added some ribbon and lace from my stash, some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, some gorgeous butterflies from Little Snippets (link in my sidebar) which I added some pearls to and a few pearls dotted in with the flowers.

I love this image, it's so pretty :) and I now have lots of Tiddly Inks images on my wishlist! lol

Had to show a close up of the butterflies because they are so pretty :) 
 and one of the flowers so you can see the sparkle, which is done with stickles of course.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see some of you join in with this weeks girly challenge.
Oh I almost forgot, I was asked to make some card samples with some marbled papers for Hayley from Pots and Pancakes to show on Create and Craft and they were on the show yesterday :)
Thing is I can't show you any of them because.......I forgot to take pics before I posted them off!! LOL
But if you were watching the show yesterday, one of my cards was right at the front (you really couldn't miss it because it was bright red! lol)

Right I'm defo going now. Off to read my youngest Daughter a bedtime story :)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas colour combo at Digital Tuesday

It's been a while since I last blogged. I really must get into the habit of blogging at least every couple of days again. I kind of lost interest in blogging and crafting for a bit....do ay of you get like that? Now and again I just can't be bothered with it all and think I will just give up crafting and blogging, but then I look at the lovely comments I get on here and it makes me want to keep at it :)
Over the last few days I have got right back into crafting and yesterday I made 4 cards for the next few challenges at Digital Tuesday, so hopefully I keep it up! :)

Speaking of Digital Tuesday, the new challenge was posted today and Anneke has chose a Christmas colour combo challenge. She wants to see our Christmas cards using blue, white and kraft.
Our sponsor this week is Spesch Stamps, so of course I had to use a Spesch Stamps image :)

 I really like the image which by the way is called "Kei with Cocoa", but I am not happy with how my card turned out. I think I should of used another layer of paper, probably because I am so used to using at least 2 different dp's on a card, but I now know that I don't own much blue papers that are suitable for Christmas carsds as I had such a hard job finding paper to use!
I finally found this snowflake paper in a Forever Friends pad which I got last year.
I used some cheesecloth, some ribbons from my stash, a wild orchid crafts rose on top of a flower that did have some stamen bits in the middle, but I ripped it apart and stuck the petals a little closer together so it wasn't as big as it previously was, then added some stardust stickles to both flowers.
I also added some little snowflakes and added gems in the centres, but looking at this picture I notice that one of them has fell off completely and another has moved from the middle of the snowflake.
That's what I get for taking a picture before the glue has a chance to dry!
The image was coloured with mostly Promarkers.
I do like the Copic nibs better than Promarkers, but lately I have been using my Pros a lot more as I hate that some of the Copic colours (especially dark ones) go all waxy and the colour starts to go streaky and you just can't blend with it :( Does anyone else have that problem?
Someone said to me that it's probably because I have layered too much ink and it starts to sit on top of the paper after a while, but that is not what is causing it, because it happens even when I haven't used any other layers. It only happens with some colours and it seems to be the dark E colours, which is why I have started using Promarkers to do hair because I am so fed up of all my images having shiny hair!

Well that's it from me today. I will be back probably tomorrow with a card for By The Cute ad Girly which I should of posted on the 15th, but I forgot!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Digital Tuesday- Thankfulness

It's been a while since I posted for Digital Tuesday! My camera is playing up and I just haven't been able to get pics of my cards, but all is well now (well kind of lol), so I have a card to share for this weeks challenge which was chosen by the lovely Amy, and the challenge is "Thankfulness"- make a thank you card or a thanksgiving card.
So since we don't have Thanksgiving here, I went with a thank you card.
Our sponsor this week is CaroLines Creative Stamps who is giving away £10 to spend in her store.
Caroline gave the design team a few of her digi kits to use for the challenge, but unfortunately I couldn't use any of them as I didn't have coloured ink in my printer so couldn't print any of the papers etc, so instead I used a digi image that I already had printed out.

The image is by Sureya from Deviantart. I love her images, they are so much fun to colour :)
I colored her with a mix of Copics and Promarkers. Really need to get some new skin coloured markers as I don't have any ink in the colours that I normally use for skin, so had to go with a different combo (E02 copic and Almond Promarker) as it's all I had.
The papers are First Edition, sentiment was a digi freebie that I got sooo long ago that I can't remember where from. Flowers from my stash (2 middle sized roses are Wild Orchid Crafts and no idea about the others). I didn't have a purple flower in the size I wanted, so I just coloured a white one with a Promarker. They have all been glittered of course :)
I used some purple tulle and some organza ribbon from my stash, but you can't really see the tulle in this pic. To finish I added a little charm bit to the middle of the bow.

Don't look too close at the colouring! It's hard to stay in the lines when most of your fingers are numb! lol
I love she does the hair on her images. This one doesn't have as much hair as some of her other images, but it was still lots of fun to colour. I really must get new brown markers for hair as well! lol

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have time to check out the challenge over at Digital Tuesday and see what the rest of my fabby team have made.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pink Cute and Girly

I'm a bit late with my post for By The Cute and Girly 2 days ago, but I haven't been feeling very well these last few days :( Better late than never though!
The challenge theme this month is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (use stars on your project or be inspired by a nursery rhyme). 
We have 3 great sponsor again this month.

Simon Says Stamp

giving away a $20 gift voucher

giving away a £10 gift voucher


 giving away 3 digital images of the winners choice.

Crafts and Me also gave the design team some image to play with, so of course I had to use on on my card because I love their images :)

I was planning on going down the Christmas route with stars like some of the design team have done, so I coloured up a Christmas image, but when I went to make my card with it, I somehow got a black mark right across the image! I think it came off my paper cutter as the previous day I had been cutting paper that had been made with marbling inks- serves me right for not cleaning it afterwards I suppose!
So that image went in the bin and I just couldn't be bothered going through and printing another one, so I coloured another image that I had already printed to use on another card and forgot about the Christmas theme and just went for stars instead.

I only have one pic today because my camera died on me after taking just one photo!

I promise my card is not all wonky like it looks here! As I was taking the photo, the card started to fall down and this is thats why the pic looks strange lol. I couldn't take another photo because my camera died, so had to make do with this one.
Anyway, just pretend that it's lovely and straight ;)

As I said the image is from Crafts and Me and is called "A Princess is born".
I love all the hair on this image :) I coloured with mainly Promarkers and used just a touch of Copics on the hair mixed with Promarkers. I also added a little bit of glitter, but you can't see it here.

I used an embossing folder that has tiny stars in the pattern (can't remember which make it is, sorry) and inked the embossed bits with distress ink and also glittered the embossing so it would stand out more :)
Not sure what make the patterned paper is either (I'm not doing very well here, am I? lol).
I also used a heart doily, most of which I covered up, some lace, star ribbon,  a pile of flowers, most of which are from Wild Orchid Crafts which of course I glittered, and I also added some little pink pearl hearts in with the flowers and to finish off my star theme, I used star shaped buttons which I threaded with some twine.

It feels strange not adding a close up pic of the image and only having one photo on my post, but hopefully I will be back to normal (whatever normal is?! lol) with my next card, which will probably be for Digital Tuesday in a few days as we are off out tomorrow to a firework display.
Lucky for us it's in our little village so not far to walk home in the cold :)

Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

Lora x