Saturday, 26 July 2014

Happy Birthday Troy.

So I have a lovely family barbeque later with my brother-in-law, his partner and their children as the youngest one is seven today. I can't believe that's seven years ago! Where does the time go? Anyway, he's a bit of a dude, so I made this card for him for today. I always find masculine cards quite difficult. I love my embellishments and you can't do that on boys cards! Anyway, hope he likes it!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fairy pretty!

Awh I just love Krista's digi images! I have quite a collection now! This one is sweater socks fairy. Fairy appropriate as it certainly is sweaty today!!!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Friends.

This will be shortly on its way to a very special friend of mine. I hope she likes it! I have used stampin up papers which came from my firend in my goody box as did the ribbon and butterfly charm. I have also used a range of dies and vintage photo distress ink. The image has been coloured with copics and prisma pencil. The sentiment is a stampin up on form the bloomin marvelous set.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Bookatrix card

I picked up this bookatrix board recently, second hand but cheap as chips and dusted off some peel offs that I have had for years as I was feeling a bit nostalgic. My lovely friend, Diane recently emigrated and in clearing out her house she so very kindly sent her daughter round with the most mahoosive boxes of Craft goodies. I cannot tell you the words to describe the feeling of being in awe of craft stuff you've never seen before! Loads, and I mean loads of fab stamps, stickers, stashes of paper delights, all sorts of embellishments, charms, ribbons, lace, pretty flowers, dies and even a fimo manchester united chap, so that hubby didn't feel left out! And, and, and a Penny Black stamp that I have been wanting for years! I cannot believe the generosity of my lovely friend, but and it's a big but, I'd have preferred that she could have moved nearer to me instead, so that we could have played with stash together!

Anyway, here's a gorjuss girl that has never seen ink before as are the butterflies, along with my friend's ribbon and flowers and the metal flower centre.
If you're reading this Diane, I'll email soon and I promise I'm in the process of crafting a card. xx


New Di's digi challenge.

It's a very storym day here in Bath, thunder is crashing around the valley, the rain is torrential and the flashes of lightening light up a very dark house. It's been two days of it now! We had a brief respite yesterday in the day time but so far since midnight last night it's been going on and on..any thoughts of going to the Bristol Harbour festival have been abandoned...such a shame! Anyway, it's perfect get stuck in to your crafting weather! So the new challenge over at Di's today is punches and dies. Here's my little card using a lovely fairy digi from Di's store and what a cutie she is.
Do come and join us.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Morning all.

I'm just on my way out.....got new glasses to pick up...so will have to come back and edit this later on today. Anyway, over at Dis digi designs challenge we have a new challenge and it's ribbon and bows so a nice easy one.
Love, love love this cute image, reminds me of a painting I had on my wall as a child that my grandad gave me. He died when I was very young ( three) but I remember him so well as he used to spend lots of time with us. I have coloured this little cutie with my copics and the papers are freebies from a mag. Back later to enter this card into a few challenges, but don't have time just now! Not forgetting the eye strain!!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I want to improve my colouring skills.

I have recently been taking Alyce Keegans copic colouring class. She is an absoloute inspiration. I first took the whimsy class before then moving on to the skin and hair class and I love it. So much information and so much to learn and it has helped me to look at images in a different light literally! Who would have thought light source would be so complicated! So I made this card from one of Alyce's classes and it went off to a lovely friend over in Bristol. i was pretty proud of it and so that's why it went over to someone very special, who is a princess in her own right. xxxx She knows who she is!!

It took an absolute age to make, especially the colouring, but I just hope that she liked it! xx My colouring still needs a lot of work but I'm much more mindful of where I put my darks and lights and why!

Happy playing with markers.

I'm always at my happiest with my markers in my hand and a pretty image to colour. Then the fun is dressing the card up. the image is a cute Saturated Canary digi.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Time for another challenge.

Afternoon all. It's time for another challenge over at Dis digi stamps. This week the theme is masculine.
Sadly it's not camping weather this weekend, but here's hoping you all have a lovely day anyway.xx