Monday, 26 October 2015

Hubble Bubble

Here we are at the start of a new week, my cold is still lingering, work is hectic and it's half term school holidays, roll on the weekend!!

Anyway it is time to share this weeks Inky Pinkies DT inspiration and seeing as it is Halloween this week, how could I not use the wonderful Amelia Witch by Polkadoodles.

As always she is coloured with Copics and a little black pencil (Spectrum Noir).


Image - Polkadoodles
Cauldron - Silhouette Store
Spiders Web - Lavinia Stamps
Pumpkins - My Vinyl Designer
Paper - First Edition - Up Up and Away

Thanks for looking :)

Challenges entered:-

Pile it on - Cute or Spooky
A Gem of a Challenge - Too cute to Spook
Allsorts - Colour - Black & Purple
Di's Digi Designs - Include a Pumpkin
Inkspirational - Cute Halloween include a pumpkin
Sweet Stamping - Halloween
QKR Stampede - Halloween

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Getting ready for Christmas

Today I am delighted to share for project as a Guest Designer for Crafting by Designs, the theme is Getting ready for Christmas'.

I have been seeing a few cards around that look like giant bows and really wanted to try this, so I found a design by Sandras Scrap Shop, she has some really beautiful designs, I must admit I purchased a couple.

There are about 10 different cut files for this card, so it was very time consuming, also I think the card I used was way too thick because it was tricky to bend, so next time I think I will use paper for the bow and just card for the base.

The papers are from Polkadoodles and the image is called 'Christmas Tree Sprite' by Aurora Wings and has been coloured with Copics and a little silver gel pen.

I added some snowflake and mistletoe die cuts, a greeting and some pearls to finish.

I am really pleased with how this turned out and will definitely try it again using paper.

Thank you so much Doris for inviting me be a Guest designer.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

A Snowflakes Promise - Winter/Christmas
Paperback Weekly - All about the base
Craft Deebowz - Anything goes with a handmade Bow
Stamps and Fun - Blue & White
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Time - Shaped Cards
Die Cut Divas - Shaped Cards
Cute as a Button - Christmas
Craftrange - Christmas

Monday, 19 October 2015

It's a Boy

One of Hubby's best friends finally got to be a Daddy last week (Yay) so I had great pleasure in creating this baby card and actually getting to use one of my many LOTV stamps.

The bunting is a La-la land die and all the other cuts were made on my Silhouette Cameo.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers.

Now I'm off to make a baby girl one for a work colleague - must be baby season!!!

Challenges I would like to enter:

ABC Challenge - 'T' is for 2 (hearts)
Stempelgarten Challenge - Punching
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes

Friday, 16 October 2015


I thought I would be a little daring this week and mix two bold colours Teal & Red, for my Inky Pinkies DT card.
I saw a card a year or so ago and it really stuck in my mind, but until now I haven't been brave enough to try it.

So here goes :)

The image is Octavia Moonfly Wistful by the wonderful Polkadoodles, she is available in store here.

I have coloured her with a mix of Copics and Graph-it markers and also a little pencil, then added some frontage.

I have used Spellbinders dies for the layers and large butterfly a creative expressions embossing folder and flowers die, finally a memory box butterflies die.

I coloured the wooden 'love' with Copics and added some sparkle paste.

To finish I added some sparkle gems to the flowers and pearls to the butterflies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
FabnFunky - Make it Square
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-lirious and Punchy
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges - Fairies or Angels
Whoopsi Daisy - Hand Coloured Image

Friday, 9 October 2015

Serenity Resting

Phew it's been another busy week for me.  My little guy turned 6 this week and hubby and I have been busy decorating a bigger bedroom with a minion theme for part of his birthday present.

Anyway I managed to fit in my latest DT card for Polkadoodles Inky Pinkies.

I have used one of the lovely serenity fairies 'Resting' for my card.  My last DT card had a spring feel to it, so this week I have gone all Autumnal, maybe next week I will do Winter?

I coloured her with Copics and Prisma Premier pencils in Autumn shades.  She was originally printed onto a cloud background, but I changed direction and had to fussy cut her, grrr I'm really not so good at that and usually use my trusty Silhouette.

I also added some highlights in her hair with a copper gel pen.

I used a pumpkin shaped card from the Silhouette store, which I embossed with 2 different patterns and added some die cut vines and finished off with a deep red hand-tied bow.

The serenity collection is available to buy here.

Thanks for dropping in :)

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Moving along with the Times - Fairy Enough
The Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colours
Crafting by Designs - All about Autumn
Crafting for all Seasons - Autumnal hues
Creative Moments - Autumn Colours
The Sisterhood of crafters - Pumpkin Patch

Monday, 5 October 2015

Harvest Elf

Here is my 2nd big coloring project as mentioned in my previous post.

It is a fab new image by Aurora Wings, called 'Harvest Elf'.

She was such a joy to colour, using all my favorite autumn colours.

This is the image all coloured up, before I added her to my project, she is about 8" x 6", so pretty big, but there is so much detail in there, I thought it would be a shame to go any smaller.

 I have used a mixture of Copics and Prisma Premier pencils for this image.

I went for a very simple design, so I could showcase the beautiful image Mitzi has created for us.

So I just added some die cut leaves I have had hanging around for ages and a spellbinder frame.

I was also, playing around with the filters on my mac, which I have not done before and accidentally changed her to black and white, but I really liked how she looked, so I saved a copy to share.

Come and check out all the lovely inspiration by my team mates over on the Showcase Blog and of course to get a copy for yourself here.

There is also a discount code available for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Robyns Fetish - Add some leaves
A Gem of a Challenge - Autumn
Allsorts - Nature
Cut it Up - Back to Nature
Fussy & Fancy - Colours of Autumn
Simply Create Too - Autumn Splendour
Crafting for all Seasons - Autumnal Hues
Creative moments - Autumn Colours
Papermill Direct - Autumn

Friday, 2 October 2015

Garden of Eden

Good afternoon, just got back from my 5 month post op checkup and all is well and I have officially been discharged, so onwards and upwards :)

It is time to share this weeks DT card for the Inky Pinkies Facebook group.

I have been coloring two really gorgeous images this week, which truthfully, I completely underestimated time wise.  However the first is finished - so here is the beautiful 'Eden Butterflies' by Polkadoodles.

As I am seeing so many winter and autumn themes I am taking it back to spring, with lots of bright colors.

I have used a mix of Copics and Prisma Premier pencils on my image and finished off with a white and metallic green gel pen.

I tried to keep the layout nice and simple to let the image shine and only added a handful of flowers in the bottom corner.

The sentiment has been cut from Vinyl.

You can get this image from Polkadoodles here.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes 8
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes 5
Starstampz - Add a Sentiment
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Think Pink
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes