Sunday, 27 May 2012

Live the Life you Love

I am having withdrawal symptoms today!! Sadly, I have had to step down from the DT at Totally Papercrafts - what with the house sale and my new job, I just can't keep up right now. They are an AWESOME bunch over there though - and if you fancy a spell on THE best team, play along with this week's challenge and put DT after your name :-)

As soon as I saw this image I knew it would be perfect for my daughter Annabel's birthday card. I did intend to use much darker, brunette colours - but last week Annabel decided to have blonde highlights put in her hair!! 
Of course she did!
Well, that sure tested my Copic skills :-)

I've also added a few touches of bling here and there and used my fav sentiment, - Live the Life you Love - which was a freebie from a magazine.

Truly Scrumptious - Pretty in Pink
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Bling it On
Crafts and Me - Fabulous Flowers (there are a few on there girls - on the DP - but if that's not enough just delete my entry - no worries ;-)
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment

6 x 6 On the Edge, Petal Point Card Blank.
Digi Image, Crafts and Me Violet - coloured with Copics and Diamond Dust.
DP - Papermania, Regency.  Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch.
XCut Heart Die.  Sentiment was a mag. freebie.   Gems.  Lace. Ribbon

Friday, 18 May 2012

Wishing you a pot of love

What a busy week it's been here. We have finally put our house on the market, so it has been scrubbed and cleaned from top to bottom. It's going to kill us to keep it this tidy :-)

Having my craft room all packed up seems to be working in my favour though. Recently my cards have been much simpler, and I think I have finally found my style (it's only taken 3 years!)

On to this week's Totally Papercrafts Challenge and our host is the super, talented Lisa, with one of her own sketches for you to follow.

I love sketches and seeing how people bring the different elements together, so I hope you will play along this week. 
I have used the gorgeous Wryn, from Tiddly Inks. Her dress is paper pieced and then she is coloured with Copics (and a little stickles glitter) cut out and attached with foam pads.

My favourite things at the moment are my super, cute cloud dies - I seem to be using them on every card!
This time I cut them in the DP too and kind of overlapped them.
What do you think?

Crafty Sentiments - Bingo I went for the top line Paper Piecing/Patterned Paper/ Glitter.
Tiddly Inks - Mother's Day or Gorgeously Feminine
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Keep It Real (No Fantasy Figures)
Cute Card Thursday - A Touch Of Sparkle

Tiddly Inks Digi Stamp, Wryn - coloured with Copics, stickles glitter and a paper pieced dress.
DP - Prima Botanical + Sweet Fairy
Memory Box Clouds Dies.     Sentiment Stamp, Wild Rose Studios.
Ribbon and Pearls from my stash.

Friday, 11 May 2012

It's A Guy Thing

I promise you, our Totally Papercrafts Challenges are only once a week, but they do seem to come around quick these days :-)
This week it's Susan's turn to choose the theme and she has gone for

No Pesky Girls Allowed

Guys are simple creatures, aren't they - so I tend to keep their cards nice and plain - I don't want to overtax their brains!! :o)

Here I have used a fan art image of Zero Kiryu,  by the amazingly talented Sureya
He's coloured with Copics, cut out and stuck on with foam pads, to add some depth.

Challenges -
Mad For Markers - One For The Boys  (use masculine colours).
Divas By Design - One For The Boys
Sassy Cheryl's - A Stitch In Time
The Paper Shelter  - Anything Goes

Digi Image - Zero Kiryu, by Sureya.
DP - GCD Studios, Ella Blue and Websters Pages
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Spellbinders Elegant Posts Die. Black Gems and Ribbon from my stash.

Friday, 4 May 2012

It's All White

Saturated colours are sooo last week ;-)
There's a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts, and the lovely Cathy has chosen the theme...

White on White

This was a 2-fold challenge for me. Not only did I have to make the card, but I also had to try and get a decent photo of it!! Very tricky :-)

I would normally reach for wedding or Christmas images for  white on white, but I wanted to try and make something for an everyday birthday - plus I was dying to use my new Rosie from Digi Stamp Boutique.

I also had another go at this dotty technique around the image - this time I used greys and a white gel pen.
I  think the photo below shows it up a bit better, but IRL it stands out more.

Digi Stamp Boutique - May Competition
Crafty Sentiments - Spots or Stripes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Birthdays.   Check out their 3rd Birthday Celebrations xxx
My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing
Do You Stack Up - Circles

Digi Stamp Boutique -  Rosie, coloured with Copics.
Diamond Dust on the circle edge.  Embossed Dots Folder.
Spellbinders Lacey Circles.  Memory Box Tessatina Border Die.
Xcut Leaf and Bloom Punches. White Gems.
Craftwork Cards Sentiment. Silver Mesh Ribbon.