Wednesday 28 March 2018

Little Fluffy Clouds

It's not feeling too much like spring here, so I thought I'd colour myself a nice spring sky.   Thinking of a title for this post brought a song to mind, which I'm listening to as I type - 'Little Fluffy Clouds' by The Orb (yipes, it's 27 years old now šŸ˜²).

This is another tutorial from Make It Crafty's 'Colouring Skies' book.  I've changed it up a bit and used a different image (Summer Dreams) with the background.  The images come with the eBook download, which is awesome. 
I'm marking myself with a 'could do better' on the clouds, lol. I kinda got the shadow on the tops instead of the bottoms.  Rectified it a bit.  It was my first try though so I'm not too unhappy. 

ProMarkers used - Khaki, Pear Green, Apple, Forest, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Pine, Lavender, Powder Blue, Lilac, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Putty, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Canary, Mulberry, Cerise, Pink Carnation, Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone

I am entering my colouring into Make It Crafty - Spring Skies challenge

Monday 26 March 2018

Lilacs For You

Ooh how could I resist this gorgeous freebie 'Lilac Sprite' from Aurora Wings?
Thought it was about time to do another gift tag as I haven't made any since Christmas. I do love that finishing touch to a nicely wrapped present.

Products used:

  • Papermania cardstock
  • Stitched tag dies
  • Stitched banner die
  • Grunge corner die
  • Foliage die
  • twine
  • Papermania gems
  • Distress Oxide 'Wilted Violet'
  • ProMarkers - Amethyst, Lilac, Lavender, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Violet, China Blue, Blue Pearl & Purple

I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings - Sprite Delight V
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #78 Anything Goes
  3. Creative Fingers - #144 Anything Goes
  4. Simon Says Wednesday - Floral Frenzy

Thursday 22 March 2018

Hello Green Moth at Ching-Chou Kuik

Wow, it's already the last week of our challenge this month! I hope you've had time to join in and check out all the wonderful inspiration from the team. 
Don't forget the theme is EASTER/SPRING and there's still time to enter here.

This week Dianne challenged the DT to use Green in our creations.  I'm not especially fond of green, but I can always find some inspiration.  I have used 'Moth' from the Circle Oriental Kimono Lady set.  I really love these circular images as they're self-contained and make great card toppers, tags, ornaments etc. 
Products used:
  • Cream card blank
  • Designer paper
  • Recollections paper flowers
  • Hello word die
  • Foliage dies
  • Stitched hill die
  • Ranger Stickles - Green
  • ProMarkers - Moss, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Holly, Lush Green, Mint Green, Leaf Green, Apple, Meadow Green, Forest, Bright Green, Pine, Olive, Pear Green & Lime Green

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Double D - Just Wing It
  2. Simon Says Wednesday - Floral Frenzy
  3. Crafty Creations - #362 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Gals Corner - #161 Make It Green
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - March Anything Goes
  6. Creative Craft Cottage - #105 Make It Feminine

Thursday 15 March 2018

Love Letters at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's week 2 of our challenge and inspiration at Ching-Chou Kuik so why not come and join us?  The theme this month is EASTER/SPRING and you can enter here
You can also join in with the challenges over on our Facebook Group here

For the DT inspiration this week we were challenged to use a nursery rhyme or a song.  I have chosen 'Love Letters' by Elvis Presley to make a card using 'Far Away Messages'. ('Love Letters In The Sand' as sung by various artists also works well for this image).

Products used:
  • Papermania cardstock
  • Shell and foliage dies
  • Tonic Tim Holtz paper distresser
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel Beige, Walnut, French Navy, Black, Aegean, Dusky Pink, Putty, Almond, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Gold, Sunflower, Burnt Orange, Spice, Peach, Holly, Marine, Turquoise, Lush Green, Raw Sienna, Mustard, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Cocoa, Vanilla, Tan, Cinnamon, Mint Green, Tulip, Orchid, Amethyst, Fuchsia, China Blue, Amber, Arctic Blue & Cobalt

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Cut It Up - #143 Digitally Yours
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - #3 Anything Goes
  3. Creative Moments - #138 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Creations - #362 Anything Goes
  5. Colour Crazy - WK10 Anything Goes

Saturday 10 March 2018

Sunset Beach

Hey Crafty Peeps, is it spring where you are?  We have a beautiful sunny day here but still lots of snow, so I'm not really in a spring mood just yet. 
I've been eyeing Make It Crafty's 'Colouring Skies' eBook for a while, so with it being half price for their latest challenge I knew I couldn't wait any longer! 

I will be framing this picture for my gallery as I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I wasn't too sure about the sky when I started.... not so easy with bullet nibs! 
  • ProMarkers - Buttercup, Tulip, Amber, Pastel Pink, Carmine, Amethyst, China Blue, Cobalt Blue, True Blue, French Navy, Caramel, Sandstone, Warm Grey 1-5 & Black
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll
  • Wink of Stella

I added some Wink of Stella to really make the sea shimmer

I am entering my picture into the following challenges:
  1. Make It Crafty - Spring Skies
  2. Creative Moments - #138 Anything Goes
  3. Lemon Shortbread - #62 Anything Goes
  4. Let's Craft and Create - #135 Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Monday - Whatever The Weather
  6. The Corrosive Challenge - #3 Anything Goes
  7. Colour Crazy - WK10 Anything Goes

Thursday 8 March 2018

Easter or Spring at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's time for a brand new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's blog.  This month our theme is EASTER OR SPRING, so let's see some pretty makes. You can enter the challenge here.

I have gone a bit crazy with this one and chosen a fold I've never done before.  It opens out rather large and has lots of little panels to decorate.  I've seen them called Double-Display cards or Double Tri-Shutter cards. 
I have used the image 'Swing In Spring' with some gorgeous pastels in a purple, yellow and blue theme. I love this patterned paper and colour combo, it reminds me of spring floral fabric!

Products used:
  • Papermania cardstock
  • Recollections designer paper
  • Sizzix Butterfly dies
  • Flower dies
  • Frame & scroll dies
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls - Pewter
  • ProMarkers - Tan, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Almond, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Ginger, Sky Blue, Blue Pearl, Cocoa, Pine, Forest, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Gold, Mustard, Buttercup, Antique Pink, Warm Grey 1-3, Purple, Amethyst, Sunflower, Orchid, Cobalt, Arctic Blue & Powder Blue

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Craft Cottage - #105 Make It Feminine
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - #3 Anything Goes
  3. Simon Says Wednesday - Girl Power
  4. Power Poppy - Inspired by Fabric!
  5. Let's Craft and Create - #135 Anything Goes
  6. I ♥ ProMarkers - #354 For A Girl

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Ribbon Love Birthday at Conie Fong

How is it March already?  I've been away from blogging a little while as am super-busy with a new business! (click the link on my sidebar for more info on that šŸ˜‰)

I'm excited to be back here today with a bonus project for Conie Fong Art & Design.  The brand new image 'Emma Rose' was actually created in February when I was still guest designing, but she's only just been released into the shop. 

I've used some fabric inspiration to create a background with my new ribbons. First time I've done this... doesn't it look awesome?!

I've used the spotlight technique for the first time too and I think it turned out pretty good.
Products used:
  • White card black
  • Black & red card
  • Assorted ribbon
  • X-Cut Scalloped Heart nesting die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script word die
  • Papermania Shimmer Dots
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-5 Black, Aubergine, Slate, Violet, Crimson, Ruby, Berry, Orchid, Amethyst, Blue Pearl, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Caramel, Sandstone, Denim & Powder Blue

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
  2. Let's Craft & Create - #135 Anything Goes
  3. Power Poppy - Inspired by Fabric!
  4. CCC Digi Creations - #90 For The Girls
  5. Crafty Catz - #406 Anything Goes
  6. Allsorts - WK457 Ladies Only

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