Tuesday, 17 February 2015

My first design team post.

Recently I was asked to join the design team for the http://cagichallenge.blogspot.co.uk.  

The theme this month is lots of layers.  I decided to make a post-it-note holder using a purple theme. I used the Chiba Elsa image from bugaboo stamps coloured using promarkers. The card stock and sentiment was from my big paper collection. 

Thanks for looking.




Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Fireman nephew

My great nephew was one this week. Time flies it doesn't seem that long. He's very cute all blond hair and blue eyes.  His current favourite thing is Fireman Sam. I wanted to make a card that would appeal to him and his parents.  I had an idea to make a card that would stand up like a plaque.

After a good hunt around I found a digi of a small boy playing with a fire engine on the deariedolls blog. You can find it here http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/junior-fireman.html?m=1. 

I had a sheet of Kanban background with a fence and blue sky, so I decided to    find a digi of a fire engine to colour and use as a background for a card which would feature a child in a garden playing with a fire engine while a fire engine goes past. 

Here's my attempt 

Thanks for looking 

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Can you feel the love.

Well, it is February the month of love x.  So I decided to make a girly Valentine's card just for fun!

I used Belinda's Heart Balloons stamp from Lacy Sunshine images. I made it a side easel card and hand cut and colored the gold hearts. 

Promarkers used:
Skin tones: Coral, apricot, saffron, vanilla and blush
Lips and eyeshadow: purple gel 
Hair: colour: burnt umber, terracotta, and chestnut.
Dress:   Grey: ice grey 1-4 with an over wash of sleigh bells colour. Red: berry red, red and lipstick red. 

Paper: pink is hunkydory adorable scorable and the blue is American crafts. 

I will enter this into the following challenges
ABC Challenge- Love, Romance, Wedding, Engagement, 
Lacy Sunshine Challenge: Have a Heart

Thanks for looking 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Frame it right

A few weeks ago my mother-in-law presented me with a sheet of A4 shiny green card.  It had been in her craft box for ages but she couldn't find a use for it.  I've been wondering what to do with it for a while and when I was on the train last night I had a really strange idea, I would try to make a frame out of it. So when I got home I got out my trusty crafters companion ultimate pro and boxer board.  I didn't want to create the same old square box type frame so I made the sides triangular.   I was really pleased with the effect that it created so I decorated it with some gold effect peel offs and used it to frame a Lacy Sunshine image (Constance Cherish Wings) I coloured a few weeks ago.   To make it stand up I used a Tim Holtz easel die from my collection. 

Promarkers used:
Skin tones: apricot, saffron, vanilla and blush
Lips purple gel 
Hair: colour: burnt umber, terracotta, and chestnut.
Dress: plum, amethyst and lilac.
Cat: ice grey 1,2 and 3

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Steampunk Queen

It was a close friends birthday a few weeks ago.  She won't mind me telling you that she is a little bit eccentric and amongst the loves in her life are football, (the not so mighty O's) and steampunk designs.  She wishes she was brave enough to start dressing in the fabulous clothes but in her own words "being a lady of a certain age, I'd look ridiculous".   Her love of steampunk inspired my choice of birthday card for her this year.  I found the perfect image whilst looking at the work of Heather Valentin (aka Lacy Sunshine Stamps).  The stamp is called Queen of Hearts. This stamp reminded me of my friend so I took a risk and coloured the hair grey, I really think it works. 

Promarkers used:
Skin tones: apricot, saffron, vanilla and blush
Lips and eye shadow: magenta 
Hairice grey 1,2 and 3
Redburgundy, Cardinal Red and Crimson 
Greyice grey 3,4 and 5.
Goldsleigh bells 2013 limited edition colour
Green: pine and grass
Red: hot pink, ruby and magenta
Hunkydory adorable scorable
Centura Pearl Snow White 
Sentiment: Hunkydory  

On the sisters of craft challenge.http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk