Friday, 17 October 2014

Colouring backgrounds

Good morning everyone, it's nearly the weekend and I hope you all have a fabulous one!
I'm here today with a new challenge from the Graph'It Markers Colouring Blog. The new challenge is to colour landscapes or backgrounds. 
When I saw this challenge I must admit I panicked a little bit, well quite a lot actually! While I'm ok at colouring images, creating backgrounds I can't do! Anyway I had a go and this is what I came up with.

The image is a Tatty Twinkle stamp and the papers are from the Work & Play Collection CD 2. The die cuts are from Tattered Lace.
To create the background, after colouring the sky I used the blender to take out some of the colour in the shape of clouds.
The colours I used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3120, 3210
Hair: 3210, 3245, 3250, 3255
Clothes: 8130, 8140, 8150, 8160
Sky: 7105
Grass: 8110, 8120, 8130, 8240, 8270

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Something spooky going on!

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone.
It's getting close to that spooky time of year, Halloween so over at Digi Choosday we thought we'd get your spooky juices flowing by showing you some Halloween makes. Here is my project for this week.

Instead of a card this week I thought I'd do some home decor so have made a canvas to hang on the wall. The image is cute little Amelia Witch and is coloured in with my Graph'It Markers. The rest of the elements on the canvas are from the Witchie Witchie download bundle. I printed the background paper onto a sheet of printable canvas I got from our local pound shop and attached it to a cheap canvas I got from the same shop. I put some spider web under the matted layer of coordinating paper. I then printed out all the embellies onto card, cut around them all and used a 3D glue to put them onto the canvas so they have a 3D effect. I think this will look great on my wall during the Halloween period. Now pop over to our blog for more inspiration from the rest of our talented team.

The Graph'It Markers I used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3120, 3210
Purples:6130, 6140, 6170
Greys: 9303, 9304, 9305, 9307

Friday, 10 October 2014

Autumn

Good morning bloggers, it's nearly the weekend which means it must be time for a challenge from the Graph'It Markers Colouring Challenge Blog, and here I am with my make for it. We are mid challenge and this is my inspiration piece.
The flowers are made using stamps from Studio 12 called Vintage Scruffy Flowers. The leaves are from the same set. The die cut heart and tree are from Tattered Lace.

I am also using this as my DT mid inspiration piece for the Premium Craft Brands Challenge blog. The theme there is also Autum.
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3210, 3120
Hair: 3210, 3245, 3250, 3255
Oranges: 2120, 2130, 2140
Browns: 3160, 3170, 3180

To colour the flowers I have used the following Pan Pastels.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Christmas

Good morning and happy choosday everyone. 
We are having a DT call so pop over to the blog for all the details! As long as you can produce one make a week and have a blog and use social media to share your makes you will be considered! So no thinking you are not good enough or haven't been crafting for long enough because all levels of crafting will be considered!

Where has this year gone, I can't believe it's October already! Before we know it Christmas will be knocking at the door, and with that in mind the challenge we set over at Digi Choosday this week is Christmas. We thought we would give you some ideas or inspiration to get you going! Here is my make:
The cute image and papers are from the Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs download. This is also available as a CD if you prefer and that can be found here. The image is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. The little boxes have been cut on my Cameo and covered in the papers from the card. The die cuts are from Tattered Lace. I think this will be little Nico's card this year!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn is here

The leaves are starting to fall, the weather is turning so Autumn is well and truly on it's way here in the UK, and with that in mind our challenge over at the Premium Craft Brands Blog is to use Autumnal colours. Here is my project for this week.
The cute image is from Polkadoodles and is called Seashore Shannon. Her hair and skin are coloured with Graph'It Makers and I've been really brave and used Pan Pastels to colour her dress! This is the first time I have coloured with them and I have to say I am pleased with the results. I just need to go buy some that I will be able to use for skin tones now! The colour I used for the dress is Orange Extra Dark. To create the background I have used the leaves stencil and mixed some iridescent paste with the orange Pan Pastel and put through the stencil. I then used the pearlescent orange Pan Pastel over the top of all. Then I used the pearlescent PP red around the edges and finally the magenta extra dark PP right at the edges. I then stamped the butterfly and sentiment from the Postcard stamp set and used the same colour PP's to colour them. I have finished the card off with some satin ribbon from my stash.

Here are the products I used.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Anything but a square card and Christmas!

Good morning everyone, I'm here with a post for 2 blogs today, but only one make to cover both. I very rarely do this but needs must this week I'm afraid. Our poor little Nico was taken in hospital last Saturday night very ill and was placed in quarantine. The poor little mite had days of blood tests and scans to endure to try to find out what was wrong with him. Alas no definite reason was given other than an infection which caused problems with his white blood cells and Lymph nodes. So we have all had a few sleepless nights and no concentration whatsoever! I have tried crafting but everything ended up in the bin, hence to one make for 2 blogs. Thankfully he was allowed home last night and seems to be picking up, his neck is still really swollen though bless him.
Anyhoo here is my make!
It is for the Polkadoodles blog where the challenge is Anything but a square card and the Doobadoo challenge which starts on Sunday and is Christmas.
The image is from the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs CD as are the papers. The collection is also available as an instant download too! She is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. The shape of the card is cut using the Dutch Doobadoo shape art square 15x15cm.
All the dies are from Tattered Lace.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Embossing Inspiration

Good morning everyone, I'm here today with some mid challenge inspiration for the Premium Craft Brands blog. The challenge that was set last week is Emobssing and here is my latest make.
The image is from Polkadoodles and is called Maddie With Present and is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. I have used an embossing folder and a mask as an embossing folder and have gone over them with the pearlescent Pan Pastels.
These are the PAB products I have used:

Friday, 26 September 2014

A bit sketchy!

Good morning everyone, it's nearly the weekend so that must mean that it is a challenge day at Polkadoodles. The challenge set last week is to follow this sketch.
I have moved things around just a little and came up with this.
Everything on the card is from the adorable Winston CD, isn't he just the most handsome bear you have ever seen!!!! I have added faux stitching around the edge of the papers and hearts as it goes so well with the papers. I have used a pre-coloured image this week to show you just how fabulous they are if you can't or don't want to colour.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Buttons!

Good morning and happy choosday everyone. This week over at the Digi Choosday blog our challenge is Buttons. I love buttons, I have jars and jars of them, I must have thousands of them!
Anyway here is my make for this weeks challenge.
The cute image is from the digi store and is called Piper Playing. She is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. I have used paper and a sentiment from the Bonbon Belles CD, both of which fit perfectly with this theme. I have changed the colour in the MCS Elite program. I have then used a button embossing folder and finally added some real buttons. If you look closely you can see I have used a tiny button on  Pipers braces!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Embossing

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a great weekend. I'm here today with my DT make for the Premium Craft Brands blog, the challenge we have this time is "Embossing" and here is my make:
As you can see I have used some of the fab Masks as embossing folders and then used some Pan Pastels to distress them. The image is Piper with bunches from Polkadoodles and is coloured with Graph'It Markers.
The PCB products I have used are: