Friday, 27 April 2012

All things bright and beautiful

Well, have we got a challenge for you at Totally Papercrafts this week. It was my turn to choose and, with our sponsor being the amazing Saturated Canary, what else could I go for but

Saturated Colours

Now... don't be scared. We know you can do it :-)
Just get out those bright pens/ pencils that you never use and those vivid papers that are lurking at the back of the cupboard :-)
If you're in need of inspiration check out the amazing work of my teamies on the challenge blog. Thanks ladies - really awesome work this week!

I really wanted to do Nevaeh justice, and got so carried away with colouring her, that the rest of my card is pretty plain. It's kinda growing on me though :-)

Saturated Canary - Happy Birthday
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes and DT Call

Supplies -
On the Edge, Petal Point Card Base.
Saturated Canary, Nevaeh (huge thanks to Krista for the image)  and
Make it Crafty, Chaise Digi Stamp, coloured with Copics and a little stickles glitter.
DP - Kaiser Craft, La Di Da.
Craftwork Cards Sentiment.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Button it!

Hiya peeps, this is a scheduled post from me today, as I will be on my way to work. I let my daughter loose with my hair yesterday and have gone from being dark blonde to deep red!! So I hope they let me in the doors :-)

It's time for another Totally Papercrafts challenge and our fab host this week, Anne, has chosen the theme 

All Buttoned Up

I made this card for my youngest daughter, Annabel, who has just got a new job in marketing. It's what she did her degree in, so she is thrilled to bits.

Of course, I couldn't find just the right colour buttons to match my papers, so I ended up cutting these off one of hubby's shirts!!! (joking!! but it did cross my mind) ;-)

Grab a cuppa and head over to the challenge blog, where you can check out the fabulous work of my teamies and take a look at this week's great prize from the Ribbon Girl.

Papertake Weekly - A Stitch in Time
Do You Stack Up? - Stripes
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but no Pink

Gorjuss Girl Stamp, coloured with Copics.
DP My Mind's Eye, Wild Asparagus and DoCrafts, Hampstead.
Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch.
Memery Box Cloud Dies.   Cheery Lynn Picket Fence Die.
Good Luck Sentiment, Wild Rose Studio.
Buttons from my stash.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Float Like A Butterfly

Somebody help me! For the last few months I have taken to reading romantic chick lit !! Eeek!! Mainly because it's so cheap to buy for my Kindle, but now I find myself enjoying it. OMG, before you know it I will be on the hard stuff... Mills & Boon ! And we all know it's a slippery slope from there to Barbara Cartland. Do I need professional help?

Anyhoo... enough chit chat. We have a new challenge for you over at Totally Papercrafts - hosted by the lovely Wendy who has chosen the theme

Things With Wings

I have used this cute Teddy Bea image where I cut out her arms, decoupaged them and then coloured her with Copics.

This week we are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 gift voucher to the lucky winner. Pop over to the blog to see the work of my fab teamies and say hell to our newest member of the gang Susan of Mix's Meanderings.

Stampin' for the Weekend - Ready Teddy Go!
Digi Tuesday - Birthdays
Teddy Bo Challenge - Spring has Sprung (hope this is 'springy' enough for the challenge :-))
Crafty Ribbons - Things with Wings - Ribbon Optional (I've used lace instead of ribbon this time)

Teddy Bea Digi, coloured with Copics.        DP - GCD Tea Time
Butterfly - Spellbinders Die with Gems         XCut Flower Punch and Card Candi
Sentiment Stamp - Docrafts Portobello Road          Lace, Gems, Button
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Friday, 6 April 2012

Baby's Got Blue Eyes

Can you tell this is my favourite image right now? Here I am using it again for this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge, which is hosted by the lovely and talented Victoria.
She has come up with a great Bingo board for you to follow - details are on the challenge blog.
I chose the bottom line of the Bingo board - Blue, Ribbon, Pearls.

I'd also like to welcome Kim to the Totally Papercrafts team - if you get chance please pop by her blog and say hello. :-)

I have a lemon of a printer - you know, the one that was last out of the factory on a Friday afternoon - hence all those horrible lines that are definitely not on the downloads. BUT last week hubby sold some amp thingy (boy's toy) and yesterday he came home with a brand, spanking new printer - to be honest I think my moaning had worn him down :o) 
So, can't wait to print a good copy of this image to play with.

Don't forget to check out the fab work of my fellow teamies and if you join us this week you could be in with the chance of winning an amazing $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Favourite Tool -  Gotta love my Big Shot - it's simple and easy to use and no techy bits to go wrong :-))
Papercrafts Star - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Crafts and Me Digi Image - Cali Girl, coloured with Copics.
DP - GCD Ella Blue.
I coloured the pearls with a Copic to match the blue DP
Sentiment Stamp - Wild Rose Studios.
The little hinge type things were cut from the end of a Spellbinders Elegant Posts die cut.
Ribbon and lace from my stash.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Live the life you love

Recently my cards seem to have been of the 'I can't wait for this one to slip off the page' variety - but I finally found some time to sit and craft and I came up with something I am more than happy with.
This is for my daughter's 23rd birthday on Thursday - how did she get to be a grown up so fast!!

How amazing is this image - it's from  Crafts and Me - and when I saw it I knew it would be perfect. Ignore the horrible streaky lines on it - that's just my cr** printer at work - the download itself is spot on.

I spent ages colouring her with Copics and gave her the same hair and eye colour as my daughter.
I can't wait to try her out with some different colours though - maybe some bright pink, or blue hair!! :-))

I found the perfect little sentiment in a set of stamps that came free with a magazine

Divas by Design - Stamp Something
Truly Scrumptious - Use Lace
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Sew it ( I did the stitching on my sewing machine)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge - Spring Pretties ( I used the deep pink from the crocus picture to pick out my ribbon and a mix of blues and pinks from the easter eggs picture on my DP and the image)

Crafts and Me Digi Stamp - Cali Girl - coloured with Copics.
Sorry, I don't know what this DP is, I received it as a prize.
XCut heart dies.   Lace, ribbon, gems from my stash.  Sentiment was a magazine freebie
Martha Stewart lace doily punch.