Saturday, 28 December 2013

Purple Hair- something new

Well here we are again with the beautiful Besties images love this one called Gill .... must remind me of someone... but they normally have pink hair ... I decided to do some colouring with pencils another of my favourite mediums... I have a whole 150 colour range of prismacolor pencils to choose from so looked for some opposites and finished up with green and purple two colours which compliment each other brilliantly.... something new for me to colour long hair with pencils and to use a colour different from the usual brunettes and blonds...

This photo is the coloured image before I decided what colours to use for the background....


Basic linen card 7 x5 from Papermill direct
Dahlia - coredinations
Willow - Adirondack coredinations
Spotted paper - creative imaginations
Flowered paper - heartfelt creations

Spellbinders - Grand Labels four
Spellbinders - elegant labels four

I used the dahlia coredinations as a base and layered the patterns paper in tow halves over the top, fastened a ribbon across the join,  Cut out a grand label four in dahlia and and elegant label in willow, then used the grand label four to cut out the image which I had coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  I layers the image to the willow card with double sided tape and then to the dahlia label with glue gel, then onto the base card with glue gel. I added a double bow using both colours with glue gel.

The prismacolor pencil have lovely smooth soft leads which allow blending with to without solvents, I have used a little sansodor in place to blend the colours out.

The colours I used were as follows:-
Skin - Light peach, peach, seashell pink, beige sienna, pink,
Eyes - Lime peel, chartreuse
Hair - French grey 30%, parma violet, lilac, violet, black
Dress - Lime peel, moss green, chartreuse

I will be entering this project into the Besties Uk challenge 'Try Something New'

Thanks for stopping by today x

Monday, 16 December 2013

December Challenge and Blog Hop

Good morning can you believe its nearly Christmas? only a few days left now to get your goodies in for the festive season.

Today at the Besties UK blog we are having a new challenge in conjunction with a blog hop.  The theme for this is JINGLE BELLS…   - your entry to the challenge must have a Bestie Image and some Jingle bells in some form.

My project for this theme is a lovely warm cup of Hot Chocolate with a Besties Stirrer … such a cute image (IMG042). 

The cup is filled with peppermint candy canes, hot chocolate and marshmallows to top off the chocolate, I will be wrapping it in cellophane before giving it away.

Take a piece of white card, 22.5cm x 12cm score at 2.5cm to create 9 panels and at 4cm from bottom, crease folds, cut folds unto 4cm line. This will form your cup.

The handle is made from Spellbinders Octagons and the same card.

I created a stirrer by using a wooden stirrer and two ovals in blue paper, then added an oval in centura pearl to the front, I printed out the bestie and cut her out, coloured her with copics and affixed to stirrer with glue gel.

I affixed a bow at the base of the oval to finish it off.

For the handle I cut out the shape with two octagons creating a frame which was then folded in half and glued to the cup.

I then added a bow with two types of ribbon a snowflake, a button and then the Jingle Bell to complete, this was tied to the handle with jute.

Materials and tools:-

Centura Pearl card
12 x 12 Magnolia Starry Night paper
Wooden Stirrer
Gingham Ribbon - Woodware
Silky Crush Ribbon - Creative Expressions
Button - Woodware
Jute - Creative Expressions
Jingle Bell - Joannes - Florida

ScorePal - scoring board
Spellbinders - Ovals 
Spellbinders - Scalloped Ovals
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Copics :-

Face - e00, e11, e04, r21
Eyes - b00, r21
Clothing - b0000, b000, b00, b12

I hope you like my project and it has given you some inspiration to take part in our new challenge . Dont forget you can still win our normal blog candy challenge prizes of 
1st place 3 digis
2nd place 2 digis
3rd place 1 digi

and there is more freebies on offer too as if you take part in the blog hop, follow the line up, leave comments on all the blogs then you could win 5 digis as a prize. Check back on the main UK besties blog after the hop to find out if your the lucky winner.

I look forward to reading your comments, now please hop on over to Pixie's blog to see the next project on the hop.

Here is the blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Bestie in Blue

Good Morning

Its the beginning of a new week and we have a brand new challenge at Besties UK, this can be found over at 'My Besties UK Challenge Blog' - this is a brand new challenge for this week.

'Theme - Blue White and Silver'

You can enter this challenge and win some of Sherri's 'My Besties' digi images.  Here is what I created for my DT inspiration using IMG030 which you can buy in Sherri's Etsy store  HERE 

The inspiration for this card came from a little girl named Grace who will be 2 very soon, the image so reminded me of her .

 The materials and tools used for this card can be found in my Recipe….


Base Card 5 x 7 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
Blue card - Bazzil basics
Blue and white spotted paper - out of my scrap box
Loopy Oval - pearlised white paper ( given by a friend)
Silver Mirror card - Ideal Paper and Card
White card for Image - Paper Mill Direct
White card for flowers and lace - Staples 120gsm

Dies -
Spellbinders - Grand scalloped Ovals
Spellbinders - Plain Ovals
Sizzix - Tattered florals - Tim Holtz
Magnolia - Xmas Tags
Magnolia - Vintage Box Lace

Punch -
Woodware - Lilac

Miscellaneous trimmings , ribbons, card candi & pearls

 I layered the blue card, silver card and blue spotted paper with a.5cm difference in each size, then cut the oval around the bestie image, I found the loopy oval in my scrap box, a friend had given me some of these in white pearlised paper just fitted in nicely with the theme.

With the vintage box die I created some bunting at the top of the card adding some ribbon and flowers using the lilac punch, each one with a pearl in the centre.  I also added a strip of bunting near the bottom of the card again with the ribbon added.

I then used the scalloped oval in blue,  I coloured my image with Copics which are listed at the bottom of this post.

I added some faux stitching around the edge with the tumbled glass distress marker, I like these markers for this as they have a fine tip.
I layered the ovals and attached them to the card.

I typed out the '2 today' on my computer and placed the tag die over the top to cut it out, I then tucked this under the edge of the oval.

Using some more of the lilac flowers with pearls to add some white flowers near the tag and at the bottom of the oval, this completed  the smaller attributes of the design.

The flower and leaves came from the tattered floral dies, I cut some from each type of card or paper used, added some shaping using my 'Susan's Flower Garden Tool Kit' a very useful addition to my craft box, a card candi button to create the centre and attached to the card with glue gel.  A small bow with a pearl completed the card.

Copics Used:-

Skin - E000, E00, E11, E93
Eyes - FB2
Dress, Hat, Gloves, Shoes - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02
Hair - E30, E42  Distress Marker - Broken China
Shading - E0000, B0000

Friday, 22 November 2013

Tilda's Gift Bag

Just a little something different, my other favourite stamps are Magnolia, I love Tilda she makes me smile and there is always one that reminds you of someone.

I have made this gift bag as a class project and details can be found over on my class blog, and details of the class can be found in the stamping classes page of my website.

Off to a Molly Blooms class tomorrow so will be posting my finished project here for you all to see.
Molly Blooms are lovely stamps and again have some lovely characters… I love character stamps and enjoy colouring them.. see you all again soon x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Bestie In Pink - Use Two of Something

Good Morning

Its the beginning of a new week and I am doing my first DT card for the Besties UK DT team, this can be found over at 'My Besties UK Challenge Blog' - this is a brand new challenge for this week.


You can enter this challenge and win some of Sherri's 'My Besties' digi images.  Here is what I created for my DT inspiration which you can buy in Sherri's Etsy store  HERE 

I used the grand  decorative ovals in two sizes from the set one for my image and the other for the dark pink cutting them out using the Big Shot Pro machine

I used the grand ovals for the dotty paper and the pale pink oval in two different sizes, I layered the dotty oval over the dark pink decorative oval after adding some ribbon over the centre.
 My Bestie is coloured with copics in shades of pink to reflect the pink card used, after colouring I layered the image onto the pink bling oval, this was then attached to the card with glue gel

I used the Magnolia die -  swirl branch twice in pink,  the Magnolia die Vintage daisies twice in pink and the spellbinders die Love Locket and added two keys, which I arranged around the sides of the card, I finished by adding a bow and two pink card candi buttons and the heart banner at the top of the oval


Pink Bazzil Dot Embossed card
Pink Bazzil Bling
American Crafts - 'the goods fleece' paper
White card from Paper Mill Direct
Bestie Image - IMG061

Spellbinders - Decorative Ovals
Spellbinders - Grand Ovals
Spellbinders - Love Locket
Magnolia - Spruce Twig
Magnolia - Vintage Daisies
Magnolia - Swirl Branch
La La Land - Heart Banner

Card candi - pale  pink x 2
Pink Ribbon - woodware

Coloured with copics :-

Skin - E0000, E00, E30, E34, E04, R21
Eyes - B69 - Stratospheric Blue
Hair - E15, E17, E18, E19
Dress & Hat - R81, R83, R85, R89

Shoes & Socks R81, R83, R85

Decorative Ovals x 2
Plain Ovals x 2
Keys x 2
Card Candi x 2
Swirl branch x 2
Pink Card x 2

Monday, 28 October 2013

Winter Wonderland

Well here it is finished such a cute image for christmas cards…. will have to find someone special to give this one to… I really enjoyed making this card, I love colouring its so relaxing and the results when using copic markers are lovely.


White Card - Centura Pearl 5 x7 inches - from Crafters Companion
Red Card - Core'dinations - Scarlet - use Enchanted labels here
Christmas Paper - Craft Creations - Use grand labels four here
White Card - PaperMill Direct - Use grand labels four here
Ribbon - Vintage Red from Creative Expressions
Button - Woodware
Flower, Heart, Leaf - Hobbycraft
Spellbinders - Enchanted Labels Four, Grand Labels Four
Distress ink _ Vintage Photo

Coloured with copics:-

Skin - E00,E11, E13, E04
Eyes - B79, FB2
Apron - E50, E51, E53
Dress - R14, R17, R27, R37, YG93, YG97, E53
Hat - YG93, YG97, E50, E51, E53, E55
Boots - R14, R17, R27, R37, E50, E51, E53, E55
Hair Bow - R14, R17, R27, R37
Hair - E15, E17, E18
Bambi - E35, E37, E40, E41, E43, E97, YG93, YG97

Simple but effective …

Sneaky peek

Another little sneaky peek …. love these Besties… keep watching for new updates… coloured with copics

Saturday, 26 October 2013

a little look...

Just a little sneaky peek at what I am doing next .....
am so enjoying these digi stamps so lovely for colouring practice and they come to life when you colour the eyes ..... keep watching for more updates

My Adventure

Well Hello to you all today ..... its official I have joined the Design team for Sherri Baldy Stamps am looking forward to this challenge and using the beautiful images created by Sherri... keep your eyes peeled for my DT entries and bloghops....

My besties so far

This was my first Bestie she is sooo pretty and coloured with copics of course my favourite medium and favourite colour, didn't add any glitter to her either and kept my card so simple to show her off

This bestie reminded me of my daughter who is very fond of ducks and will perhaps be made into a christmas card for her, love the the opposite colour combinations

This bestie I coloured last night and am going to use some distress inks and christmas paper to finish my card ... watch out for later postings

Friday, 25 October 2013

A new Adventure

Good Morning and Welcome to my new blog.... keep watching for some exciting news and updates on my new adventure ....