Wednesday, 29 April 2009

High hopes under the sea

So things are still abit hectic here and I don't know if I am coming or going most days. I have managed to piece abit of time together and managed to join the guys over at High-hopes challenge blog. They would like to see anything but a card. So that means no cards allowed. After thinging about it for awhile I have decided to decorate a candle.
This is on one side of the candle. It has an under the sea theme as I like this kind if thing in the bathroom. In total there are 5 stamps from high hopes to create this candle. The images are on tissue paper and then coloured with copic pens. You need to use strong colours to make sure that the images have strong colours once applied. You can't see it on the picture but the pearl and the inside of the shell shimmer like real shell as it has Mica powders on it.
This is the back of the candle. I wish I had placed an image near the edge of the seam as it is alittle blank.

Candle Recipe:
Stamps High hopes
Cheap vanilla candle from pound shop
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Saturday, 25 April 2009

thinking of you sugar nellie and papertake

I finished this one yesterday and never got a chance to take pictures of it.
I got my Gorjuss #2 stamp set and when I had seen the sneak previews I knew how I wanted to use this stamp and here it is.
I have followed the sketch from Papertake-weekly challenge blog which is idea for what I wanted to create.
I just love this sugar nellie stamp and thought it is idea for a sympathy card, especially for when a little one is taken away. I wanted to make it unfussy but give it an elegant feel and I personally love it.
The paper is by K&co which I have edged with a gold pad. The wings on the image have gold mica powder added.
Card recipe:

Stamp: Sugar Nellies Gorjuss set 2
Paper: K&co
Sentiment: Studio g
Image coloured with copic pens.

I thought I would share another stamp that I had made from Scrapmagasinet this is the on the back of the card.
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Friday, 24 April 2009

Just magnolia challenge 2 pink and green

I can't believe it another card for you today. I so wanted to get round to using this stamp and I finally have. I know it was brought out for easter but to be honest I thing its an all round cutie.
I am joining a couple of challenges with this card. Over on Just-magnolia they would like to see Pink and green on your card. I have gone for an aqua green. I followed this lovely sketch from Friday-sketchers. They are looking for a member to join their dt so go on over and take a look.
For this card I used Basic grey urban prairie, I altered it alittle by using the leaf splash rollagraph available from Imagination-crafts and used the mica powders also available from them to add some detail to the paper.
The image is from the Easter Magnolia collection and the sentiment is from Studio g.
Materials used:
Stamp : Magnolia from Easter 09
Papers: Basic grey
Flowers: Prisma
Imageis coloured with copic pens
Colours used.
Skin: E00, E51 cheeks R20
Hair: E31 and Y21
Pinks: RV10 and RV21
Trousers: BG10 and BG34
Bunny: C1
Ground: W1
This is the back stamp that I had made and I so happy with it.
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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Debbies blogaversary candy. Check it out!!

Debbie at Passion-for-crafts is offering this amazing blog candy.

Debbie is celebrating her blogoversary and offering all this yummy candy which is sooooo generous. I know I would pulling cart wheels if I won it.

All you have to do is post a link to the candy and if you want to you can follow Debbies blog, I already had Debbie in my sidebar as I like to browse debbies site when I have time.

So pull up a chair, a nice cuppa and take a look see. Her colouring is lovely and her work is always beautiful.

Heard you got the bug!!

Its been awhile since I have made anything and thought it was about time I got the photo taken of this one. It has been sitting on my desk for the last couple of days and have finally found the time to take the pics.
If you are not aware there is a new challenge blog in town. Just-magnolia is as it says its a challenge blog for magnolia fans. For the first challenge they have a great sketch.
I am also entering a challenge I chanced apon while blog hopping. If you are a copic fan than this is for you Copic-creations-challenge would like to check out the way you colour your jeans. They have a lovely prize up for grabs.

Materials used.
Stamp: Magnolia spring collection
Papers: K&co
Ribbons anitas
Nestabilites ribbon slider
Image coloured with copic pens.
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Friday, 17 April 2009

Bev's totally awesome blog candy

Checkout this blog candy that has kindly put up for 1 lucky person to win.
Bev is celebrating her bloaversary and 200,000 hits and she has over 600 wonderful followers. It doesn't surprise me at all as her work is always stunning.
Thank you so much for the chance to win all this yummy candy Bev x x x

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Thanks a melon!!

Another busy week. I have made a couple of bits that I couldn't share one of them I will be able to give a sneak preview after this post.
I have combined 2 challenges for this little cute. I have followed the sketch over on Friday-sketchers what a great sketch by Jacqueline that I am sure will be used again thanks Jacqueline.
The second challenge is by High-hope-stamps and they want to see you pierce it. I have pierced the oval and made a border to go behind the oval.

I have used Summer sweetness and a sentiment to go with it. Isn't she a cutie. I have paper pieced her dress and bows. The melon and her hands are 3d mounted.

Materials used
High Hopes Summer Sweetness & Sentiment
Paper mania Retro floral
Inkadinkado swirl stamp
The image is coloured with copic pens.
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Thursday, 9 April 2009

Awesome blog candy!!!

Check out this awesome blog candy that Jodi at inked inspirations is offering. Wow that is one candy. You should get comfortable before you hop on over as her creations are definately worth a browse through.
Jodi has some stunning work on her blog you won't be disappointed.
Thanks for the opportunity to win Jodi.

High hopes sketch for challenge #25

I have stepped outside my comfort zone with this card that I have created for the high-hope-stamps challenge blog. They have a lovely sketch for you to follow. I have used blue a colour I don't use alot and bright colours or at least they are for me. Well seeing as it is spring and easter is almost on use I thought I would give it a go.I have used crafts house papers that have a pearlescent finish to them. The image is high hope stamp Bunny with tulip which is easily suitable for birthdays, special friend etc as it is for easter.
Materials used:
Stamp: High hopes Bunny with tulip
Paper: Crafts house
Crafts works dots
Fiskars edge punch
Provocraft flowers
Coloured with copic pens.

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look. I love reading the comments that you leave.
Your time is much appreciated x x x

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Spring lamb

Over on the sketch-saturday blog Tracie has made a great sketch to follow. This was such a nice quick sketch to follow.
I used one of my new Sugar nellie stamps for this one and what a cutie it is drawn by Elizabeth Bell. The paper is K&co behind. The strip on the right hand side is plain card that I have used one of the rollagraphs from Imagination-crafts with a versamark pad and mica powders dusted over.
Materials used
Stamp: Sugar nellie
Papers: K&co
Flowers: Prima
Image is coloured with inkadinks available exclusively to Imagination crafts.

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Monday, 6 April 2009

hanglar meets friday sketchers

I just had to ink up this stamp. It is such a cutie, she is part of the hanglar and stanglar spring kit. I am joining the guys on the friday sketchers blog they have a great sketch by Heidi from Norway.
I have left the card open as it would suit several occasions that you might need a card for. The flower in the corner matches the colours of the cards well but it looks off in the picture.

Materials used:
Stamp: Hanglar and Stanglar Spring kit
Papers: Basic grey Eva
Prima flower and the smaller inner flower a pressie from my awesome blogging pal maya.
Image is coloured with copic pens.
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Friday, 3 April 2009

High hopes for easter!!

MORE BOXES. I know even more acetate boxes. I have 2 daughters still at home and they wanted to get their friends some easter gifts and this is what I have been making the last 2 days.
These ones are alittle bit different as they are images adapted to have an easter theme. I am joining the guys over on the High-hopes challenge blog with these boxes. The challenge this week is creative borders and pretty much apart from the image it is just borders.
The borders I have used from the left are easycut craft, su scallops, fiskars and fiskars.
I must admit that I have a favourite it was a toss up between the monkey and the baby dragon.
The baby dragon won it is the cutest stamp ever I love it.
Materials used:
Scraps of papers
High hope stamps various
Egg by studio g
All are coloured with copic pens.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look I love reading your comments x x

Citrus fresh

I am still going with the easter boxes. I have made this one to join the guys over on Cute-card-thursday and the theme is citrus colours. I have gone for green as Limes have to be my favourite citrus fruits.

I have made an easter acetate box for Heather to take to school for her friend. If you would like to have a go Susie McCormick has put a great tutorial on Split-coast-stampers that you can follow.

The image is one from High hopes that I have adapted to make it suitable for easter by just adding an easter egg. I would have loved to use one of the new high hopes easter stamps but they where to big.

It is hard to see but I used a vine rollagraph and mica powders from Imagination-crafts I will post alittle bit more about these tomorrow.

Materials used:


Stamps: High hopes

Coloured with copic pens

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Sweet as Sugar!!

Over on Sugar-bowl-challenge the theme this week is to make something for spring or Easter. I have dedecided to make some Easter gifts for the girls to give their friends.

Over on Split-coast-stampers I found a great tutorial from Susie McCormick. For these little gift boxes. I thought I would dig deep into my stamp folders and pull out some of the older sugar nellies and adapt them for easter. They all have an easter egg either behind them or in their hands. I couldn't resist palying alittle bit more with the present and made an egg come out of the box when you pull the lid.

Thank you for dropping by I love to read your comments

Materials used:

Stamps: All Sugar nellies.

Papers various scraps.

Starting from left boxes 1,4 and 5 images coloured with copics.

2,3 images are coloured with inkadinks from imagination crafts