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Sunday, 1 March 2015

BINGO!!

Hello lovelies
Time once again for another challenge at Totally Tilda and Friends.
Remember, you can now use any image you wish but the one stipulation is that it must be a stamped image.  We will not accept digital images, no siree!! (Lol)
So the challenge this time is a
  Bingo Grid
and here it is.
You can do any line, horizontal, vertical or diagonal or if you are feeling really adventurous you could go for a full house!!
Our generous sponsor is  
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
Simon Says Stamp

One Lucky Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of 3 full size 
Premium Dye Ink Pads from Simon Says Stamp.
So then, onto my card for this challenge:
I chose the end line on the right, Ribbon, Pearls and/or gems and Flowers.
I have used another of those gorgeous Pip images from Sugar Nellie.
This time I have used Candy Pip
The image is coloured with my Polychromo pencils.
I have used a different card too this time, one with a little bit of a tooth on it so the pencil has something to cling to.  Worked much better than the smooth card I normally use I think.
The papers are from one of the gorgeous Nitwits at Lili of the Valley pads. These are from the Promises Solids pad.
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and you can find it here.
The butterflies are stamped from a piece of the same left over paper using my MS Butterfly punch.
The gems, buttons, pearls and flowers are all from my stash.
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So can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge.

Challenges:

Monday, 23 February 2015

Anything Goes at TTPH

Hi all,
Time once again for Team B to take the driving seat.
Our theme this week is easy peasy:
ANYTHING GOES.
Our fabulous sponsor is:
So we were all given a digital image to use for this challenge and here is the one I used
INSTANT DOWNLOAD / Bubbles / Digi Stamps / Digital Stamps / Big Eye / Cute Girl / Anime Manga Style / NIDIA
and here is what I did with her.
I decided I enjoyed making my little gift bag last time that I would do another one.
That's the beauty of digital images, you can size them to fit your project.
So the image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils - haven't used these in ages so thought they deserved a little run out.
The die cut is one I have had in my draw ready cut for ages so I decided to use it on here.
The edges of the card are lightly brushed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey.
The flowers are all from Wild Orchid.
The background paper is from another of my Nitwits at Lili of the Valley paper pads and this one is called Enchantment.
I have also used a piece of fabulous netted gemstones which my swap partner at That Craft Place Natter and Chatter Group sent me before Christmas.  It is sooooo lush.
On top of that I added some pale orange seam binding and added a heart buckle.
Lastly I added a small piece of cream lace across the bottom.
All in all I am really happy with how it turned out and what's more it was a really quick little gift bag to make too.  The little bags come in packs of 5 in white or Kraft from Hobbycraft and are about £2.99 if my memory serves me correctly.
So there you go lovelies.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Challenges: 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Pastels or Brights - You Choose

Hi all,
Back again with our next challenge at Totally Tilda & Friends.
Our challenge this time is:
PASTELS OR BRIGHTS
And once again our fabulous sponsor is:
gif maker
And the prize that the lovely Nicky is offering is:
So without further ado here is my offering for this challenge:
I chose to go with the Pastels theme.
So for this card I have used one of my Pip images from Sugar Nellie which again, haven't seen the light of day for quite some considerable time.  This one is Honey Pip.  I have coloured her with my Copics and the background is done with the fabulous cloud and hills/mountains masks from Clarity Stamp which you can find here and here.
At least using the masks means it looks like she is sitting on a mound of grass rather than in mid air!! Lol.
The checked papers are from another of my lovely Nitwits at Lili of the Valley paper pads.  This one is called Bonnets and Bowties and the plain paper is from the matching solids pad.
The little flowers, ribbon and lace are all from my stash.
I promised myself I would try and do the inside of the cards too this year so that I am not left with a whole batch of cards that need inners adding before I can sell them, so here is the inside.
Once again used the matching solids pad from Lili of the Valley and added a plain piece of white card which I punched the corners on with my MS punch.
So there you go lovely peeps - my inspiration for this challenge.
Hope you will find the time to come over and join us at Totally Tilda and Friends.
Remember you can use any STAMPED image now not just Tilda but it must be STAMPED, no digis allowed, sorry.
Challenges:

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A little bit of Lacy Sunshine and a few flowers

Hi all
Edited: OMG - I can't believe this didn't post!! Scheduled it for yesterday morning, no power last night, no hot water, electric or heating and come to check tonight and find it didn't post!! Grrrrrrr.
Time once again for a new challenge at Through the Purple Haze.
This time we are proud to be sponsored by 
Our theme this week is:
USE SOME FLOWERS
Now that has got to be a really easy challenge hasn't it??

So for my project this week I have used:
Butterfly Enchantress which you can find here.
And here is what I did with her.
I bought some little plain bags a couple of weeks ago and so I thought I would decorate one of those.
So I used a shaving foam background as the base and then added all the components on top of that.
The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils for a change and I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I brushed around the edges of the card with Distress inks, Bundled Sage and Squeezed Lemonade so it didn't look too stark against the background.
I have used some fabulous new lace that I have just bought, from a lovely lady called Brenda Exeter on Facebook.  She has got some absolutely gorgeous goodies, you really should go take a look. Visit her here and say Dawn sent you.
To finish the bag off I have added some flowers in complimentary colours all from my stash.
So there you go folks, my little bit of Lacy Sunshine and a few flowers.
Can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave me a comment so I know you called.

Challenges:

Monday, 26 January 2015

Love is in the air at TTPH

Hi all
Time once again for Team B to show you their offerings for our new challenge at Through The Purple Haze.
So this time the challenge is Love is in the Air
Our fabulous sponsor is the lovely
 
I have used this fabulous image called Lilies Commitment
Lilies Commitment - Digital Digi Stamp Instant Download / Mermaid Bride Fantasy Art by Ching-Chou Kuik 
which you can find here.
So here is my offering for you this time.
 
I have coloured the image with my Copics on this occasion.
Think I am slowly getting more confident with them - it's taking time though!!
The background papers are from the Nitwits Collections at Lili of the Valley and these are from a pad called Butterfly Kisses.
Those gorgeous flowers are from I am Roses and were a present from my very good friend Susie Sugar - thank you darling.
So there you have it - my little bit of inspiration for you this week.
I do hope you will find the time to come and join us.
Challenges:

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Something a bit different!!

Hi all,
Back again with our next challenge at Totally Tilda & Friends.
Our challenge this time is:
JOY FOLD, STEPPER OR EASEL CARD
Don't forget you can use any stamped image now but it must be stamped and coloured we will not accept any digital images.
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And once again our fabulous sponsor is:
gif maker
And the prize that the lovely Nicky is offering is:
So without further ado here is my offering for this challenge:
I went off to You Tube and looked for a tutorial on Joy Fold cards because although I had heard of them I wasn't exactly sure whether my understanding was correct or not! 
Anyway, having watched the Tut, here is my card:
Thought I would use one of my Sweet Pea Stamps which haven't seen the light of day for ages.
I have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's Mermaid stamps but I can't find it in the store anymore so not sure what it is called.  See I told you they hadn't seen the light of day for a while!! Lol
Anyhoo, I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir Pencils and added a bit of glitter here and there.

The papers I have used are from the Lili of the Valley/Raspberry Road pad called Timeless Victorian. I love these papers - they are such lovely quality.
I used one of my Cosmos Daisies from Wild Orchid Crafts and one of their twirly stamens too.
I added two different tones of pearls to each corner just to finish off.
Quite please with how this turned out.  Can't wait to see what you have to show us.
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Challenges:


Monday, 12 January 2015

New to me!

Hi lovely peeps
Time once again for another challenge at Through the Purple Haze.
Our challenge this time is sponsored by:
and the theme this time is:
NEW TO YOU!
So, I have used one of the Genie images on my card, here it is:
The wording in the background is my "New to Me" bit.
It is a new stencil which I had from the lovely Lisa at That Craft Place on Facebook and you can find it here.
I used Distress ink pads, Spun sugar and Shaded Lilac and sponged from the top and bottom of the wording to get the two tone colours.
The clouds and hills are done with masks from Clarity Stamp 
Here is a close up of the image, coloured with Polychromo pencils and Copics.
I am especially pleased with how her hair turned out. Getting the flicking knack slowly.
I know the two pictures look different colours, but the flash worked on the close up and not the other one. Hey ho, winter light - what can you do?
So I hope you like my little Wish Genie.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Challenges:
Allsorts - New and Cute  (Well I think she is cute!)
Crafty Calendar - What's new  **DT CALL GOING ON**
**THIS IS WHERE I LEARN MY COLOURING**

Thanks for stopping by today.
See you back here soon.
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