Friday, 28 November 2014

Christmas Cactus

Yay, its new release time at Aurora Wings with the lovely Chrismas Cactus Sprite.

For my showcase inspiration I have coloured her with a mix of Copics and Prisma Premier pencils.  I wanted to get a nice blend of pink, orange and red, which I think I have achieved.

Not so happy with my skin, I think its time to clean those Copics!

I did a print and cut and layered onto my new Noor Design die, that I won in a recent completion on their facebook page, thanks Tracey, I love it and it cuts beautifully.

The backing paper has been in my draw for years, so no idea where it came from.

I decided to only add a couple of embellishments all cut on my Grand Calibur.  The ivy is by Tattered Lace and the Poinsettia is by Leane Creative.

Isn't she adorable and just in time for Xmas.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

4 crafty chicks - Die Cuts
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Something beginning with S (Sprite, Snowflake, Square)
Crafting for all Seasons - Tis the season
Shopping your Stash - Free is Good - Square Die was a prize

Please do pop along to the Showcase Blogs and show some love to my fabulous team mates.

Until next time

Saturday, 22 November 2014


We have a new challenge for you over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, the theme this fortnight is "Grateful'.

I have used a lovely image by the The Stamping Chef, she was a freebie a little while back on Facebook.

I actually made this card for my wonderful MIL, who has been helping us out so much with school pickups and looking after out little one, while I attended some hospital appointments.  Thanks Mummy Reed :)

The image is coloured with Copics and then cut to size with a spellbinders die.

I made a cross over style card, so I could slot in an oversized tag, printed with a sentiment and little message.

I used a new embossing folder on the blue card and added some lacy borders cut on my Cameo.

I added a fern flourish, some mini roses and a little bling just to finish off.

We would love you to come over an join us this fortnight and as always we have some fab sponsors.

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Thanks for looking, have a great weekend

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Cards Galore - Anything Goes

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Squirrel Love

Today I am actually sharing a card that is not for a DT, finally got organised and had some time to myself.

I needed to make a really quick Anniversary card and found this cute SVG file here called Squirrel Love.

I cut the image in Vinyl and applied to one pearlescent card and framed with red.  Attached to a black card base added a little wooden heart and Voila.

I do believe this is my first CAS card and I am really happy with it.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Polkadoodles - Clean & Simple
Penny Challenges - Use Black Yardstick
Digi Choosday - CAS
Paper Take weekly 2 or 4 legs
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - 4 legged friends

Friday, 14 November 2014

Christmas Tree Sprite

Finally, my first christmas card, after I promised myself I would start early this year!!

This is my Showcase card for the new release over by Aurora Wings, you can find all the details on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog and also see the other lovely projects by my wonderful teamies.

I am so in love with Mitzi's new 'Christmas Tree Sprite', so I am gonna colour me up a whole bunch for more Christmas cards.

Anyway here is my finished project.

The image was coloured with Copics, and I added a little silver gel pen to the greenery to give a little sparkle and a lovely gem for the star on top.

The box card template is a file from The SVG Hut, I just made my own front panel in a round window shape, it is cut in a shimmery white pearlescent card.

The background is a free snowflake paper I found a couple of years back.

The Holly swirl and snowflakes are all from the Silhouette Store and I just added a couple of goosebump gems to the centre.

You can get your Christmas Tree Sprite Here.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Cute Card Thursday - Red & Green
Cards und More - Snowflakes
Creative card Crew - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - Red, Green & White
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Crafting when we can - Use your Markers
Jelly Park Challenges - Festive
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's all about Christmas
Kit & Clowder Ning - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - T for Traditional Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Always Christmas

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Polly wants a Cracker!

Todays card has been made for the latest challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, where the theme this fortnight is 'Fowl of all Kinds'.

The image I have used is 'Polly wants a Cracker', by The Stamping Chef.

She has been coloured with Copics, and also Prismacolor pencils on the parrot to hopefully give a little texture.

I fit the colour scheme to the colour of the parrot, the backing paper is by 1st Edition and called animal antics .

The top die is a tattered lace rose and the bottom is a spellbinders border die I cut down to fit.

Follow this link to to be in with a chance for a prize from one of our lovely sponsors
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Challenges I would like to enter are:

A Crafty Mess - anything Goes
Sister Act card Challenge - Anything Goes
Art Impressions - ~Zoo/Animal
Delightful Sketches - Patterned Paper
Milk Coffee Challenge - Hand Coloured Image
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Monday, 3 November 2014

Rococo Cinderella

Today sees another gorgeous new release at Aurora Wings, the image is called Rococo Cinderella and she is full of lots of lovely details to colour and comes in both JPG and PNG format.  You can see all my team mates samples at the Showcase Blog (fab as always, I have such talented teamies).

I kinda struggled a bit with this one, firstly it took me age to settle on a colour choice, but really happy with the combination I chose, and also lots of folds - not my strong point :)

I coloured her with a mix of Copics & Flexmarkers I also added some prisma colour pencils over some parts which looks great in the flesh, but not so much in photos, it seems to have taken all the highlights out of the yellow part of her dress - note to self - less is more.

I ha d a really strong idea in my head of layout, which all revolved around the gorgeous clock, again I ran in to trouble, it was too detailed to cut well on card, so I ended up using vinyl and sticking to a card base then fussy cutting around it, I think it ended up ok.

Next came the glass slipper, I started by cutting the shoe and covering with glue and tiny bits of glass, but it did not dry and all the glass fell off, so I went with yellow glitter card to match my colour scheme and added a sentiment from Cinderella with the Cameo sketch pens.

All in all, after a few mistakes and a bit trial and error I have ended up with a card that I actually really like, obviously helped by the fact the Mitzi's images are just so beautiful.

You can grab her here

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Thanks for stopping by, it really is appreciated :)

Challenges i would like to enter are:-

Addicted to Stamps - Princess/Fairy
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly and use a punch/die
Copic Spain - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Challenge up your Life - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge- Anything Goes
Love to Create - Girls and Lacey