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Friday, 2 October 2015

create a pattern using blender and palette

This week over at 
colouring challenge we have a brand new challenge
Hop on over you could win some fabby prizes 
*****You can use any type of colouring medium*****
 new stockist for Graph'It, so you can now purchase your markers from 

 I used the more colourful Palette as I thought it would suit my image better. The lovely image I used is Zoe and you can find her in ther store here - I must admit to not using me blender pen very much at all so when we were challenged to make a pattern with it I did so on Zoes hat just doing a simple criss cross I loved the result , I then got carried away with the blender blobbling here there and everywhere . I do belive I have found a new love in my life * My Blender Pen* 

Colours I have used
Sky 6180/6175/6140
Yellows 2120/1250/1230
Oranges 2180/2160/2150/3110
Brown 3120/3125
Owl 4110/3120
Green 8290/8280/8250
Skin 4110/4145/4125
Blender Pen

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Music Maestro

Happy Wednesday Everyone

This I am afraid to say is my last challenge on the DT with The Paper Shelter, I am so busy right now that some things Im afraid have to give
I have loved being apart of the DT for the last year and am very sad to be saying Goodbye
I would just like to add a massive Thank you to the lovely Shirley who is just the best team leader , Thank you Shirley for making me feel so very welcome in the team xx

Soooooo here we are with a brand new challenge over at The Paper Shelter

Pop over and join us look at what you might win!!

I have used the lovely image
coloured with Graph'It Markers
Is'nt he so much fun!!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Something New

Happy Digi Choosday Everyone

This will be my last challenge with Digi Choosday, I have so, so enjoyed my time with the team but there comes a time ...... 
I have been with the team from day 1 almost 2 years, where ever did that time go?
I will still be meeting up with the team in Facebook groups etc, I hope they don't forget me too soon *sobs*. Hey and what better way to exit than with my favourite make ever
Luvs you teamies xx

Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!! 
Your discount code for this week is....
awaiting you over on the challenge blog!!!

This weeks challenge is.....
Something New

How much fun did I have making my sleigh. 
 I used The Frosted Winter collection - I used the pre coloured sleigh to start and cut several times so it would be sturdy. I also cut a plain base using kraft card to start.And then made a center piece to join them together (this was the hardest bit as I kept cutting the wrong size) I decorated the sleigh with flowers, sprigs ,garland  robin , presents etc all from the collection and adding some glitter here and there. I used pre coloured Octavia Frosted Fox, also available as a B/W digi here. I added the pre coloured deers (also available as a B/W digi here) adding some red sparkles to one nose . Finished off adding some sweeties onto the sleigh which I stuck tiny presents too 

I would like to enter this into
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin'- Lots of Layers
CHNC - Anything Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas/Winter
Sweet Stampin -Christmas Decor
Holly Jolly - Here comes Santa

Monday, 28 September 2015

Under The Sea

The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin' for?

Under the sea
Under the sea

I have had this idea in mind for some time , but it was actually thinking would it really work after some ermmmming and arggghiiing yesterday I decided to go for it
The fish tank and little lighthouse were cut on my portrait. The lighthouse was the most fiddliest ever to put together standing at just 4inches tall from base to top of flag!! but its awww so cute, and well worth the effort.

 The Fish tank stands at approx 6x8 inches depth 4 inches - I wish in hindsight I would have made it slightly bigger so I could cram in a few more bits. I covered the front in acetate to make a little more realistic as a tank.

The mermaid and all the little animals , boat and treasure chest are all from the Bonbon Belle  Collection all pre- coloured .  Although you can buy the mermaid Dairy as a digi on her own here, Isnt she just so preety !!

The mermaid and treasure chest  are attached with foam pads to give some depth - Whereas the fish etc are attached to thin strips of acetate. Love those little sea-horses and spot that Octopus just love him we need to call him Oliver.

 I used some lovely shells I do love shells, These I picked up in Hobbycraft many moons ago there just soooooo pretty I got a huge net of them.
I then punched some green card with a midi leaf punch its only 1.6cm so I doubled them up glueing together, Not sure if I got the right idea but there meant to represent seaweed . 

Sooooo that was Sunday afternoons play (the bubbles were added after to give effect) - Hope you like it 
Check back tomorrow for my favourite Christmas make ever xx

I would like to enter this into
The Craft Barn - Ocean
Crafty Friends Challenge - Pick a tune - under the sea
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Fussy and Fancy - Fantasy

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Autumn Colours

Happy Saturday everyone 
pop on over for our new challenge
where we are using
 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils are available from Jacksons and other good Art & Craft stores across the UK.

So let's get to the challenge!
C- Autumn Colours

 I adored colouring my image this week - This one is called Autumn Fall reading and you can find her in the store here . I love using the Autumn colours in the pencils apart from the skin colours I used pencils from the 24 set.

Colours I have used
Skin Light skin/Dark Skin/Indian Red/Purple
Hair Dark Sepia/Van Dyck Brown/Gold Ochre
Light Blue/True Blue
Venitan Red /Pompeian Red
Sap Green/Apple Green
Light Orange/Dark Orange

Friday, 25 September 2015

Happy Autumn

Autumn my favourite time of the year
I love the colours and seeing all the trees and leaves change , my pear tree at the moment is a lovely shade of orangey reds just so pretty.
When I saw this new collection it just screamed out to me
It is the Polkadoodles new Autumn/Fall digital download collection 
such great value!! £2.25 for the coloured version that I used OMG!
Check it out here
I loved playing and making up my card the hardest part was deciding what to use as there are so many goodies on there, I love, love, love the conker but I really could not squeeze anything else on there.

I started by making a card blank using the buff smooth card from Papermill direct
I used backing papers from Dollie Daydream Goes East collection

Everything else used is from the Autumn/Fall download
Some bits were glued and some were stuck with foam to give some depth
So there you go 
Happy Autumn Everyone!

I would like to enter this into 
Our Creative Corner- Shades of Autumn
Little red wagon - Happy Fall
Sisterhood of Crafters - Pumpkin Patch
Papermill Direct - Autumn Craft challenge
Simply Create too - Autumn Splender
Simply Papercraft - ATG

Favouite Card Shape

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Favourite card shape*

For my shaped card I have used the Work and Play 11 collection going for the golf theme.

I have used both the Male and Female Golfer although he is hidden - I coloured up with pencils . Everthing used is from the collection - the images are avaiable as digis too - Female Golfer  and Male Golfer