Saturday, 23 April 2016

Oooh I is so chuffed!!

Hi all,
I just had to pop in and show you all, I got a top 5 place at the Aurora Wings Loris Fundraiser challenge over on Facebook the other week.
I have been so busy just lately, I just don't know where the time goes to and I meant to pop in and tell you before now.
So Mitzi Sato-Wiuff held a fundraiser for the Slow Loris campaign on her Facebook page recently.  If you made a donation you got a free image, and if it was over a certain amount you got two free images.
How cool is that?
So, I got two images and just had to colour them up, cos they is just too stinkin cute not to.
So here you go, the first one is the one that got me the Top 5 place:

and the other one is the extra entry I did.

I love them both and am really chuffed because I would never have done fur like this until I took Alyce's colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
It means a lot you know! *Smile*

Friday, 22 April 2016

Add a number!

Honestly all I seem to do just lately is chase my bloomin tail!!
Anyhoo, sorry this is a day late but I go there eventually. Lol
Time for another new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze challenges and our theme this time is:
There are some fabulous creations on the challenge blog so please stop by and have a look if you haven't been already.
So our Sponsor this time is:

For my project I have used this fabulous image:
Fairy Digital Digi Stamps -Shaylee, Fantasy digi stamp, Big Eye Doll Coloring Page,  Instant Download Line Art for Card
and here is what I did with her.
The image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos and I am really pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?
I was going to add some flowers and ribbon but to be honest I didn't want to detract from the fabulous image.
So here are a couple of close ups:
I love how her hair turned out.

I even added a few extra details to the tree!

And will you look at the highlights I added to her dress.
My colouring has changed so much since I signed up for Alyce Keegan's colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder and I still have so much to catch up on and learn.
Well, there you have it, my card for the add a number challenge, hope you like it?
I'm gonna add this card to the following challenges:
Until next time!!
Tara! xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Time for another challenge Baby!!

Hello all,
Time for another challenge over at Creatalicious.
I can't believe I forgot to post this card!!
That's the problem with getting my DT work done ahead of time.
Did the card, wrote the post, needed to add challenges........... Duh, Forgot to post!!!
This time the challenge is:
(Did you see what I did with my Post title?? Lol)
Anyway, our fabulous Sponsor for this challenge is:

And the prize is:

$15 gift cert.

So, for this challenge I used a Saturated Canary image.
I just adore this image called Butterfly Baby
Butterfly Baby
And here is what I made:
I decided to go with neutrals for this one rather than boy or girl and I kinda like it. What do you think?

Image is coloured with my Polychromo Pencils (again! lol)

This word is from one of the Clarity Wordchains which you can find here.
These wordchains are so so very useful and versatile, I love them all.

The background is done with Pan Pastels Chalk (although I'm not sure you can see it in this pic!!)
Don't you just adore that little face?
So there you go then, my little bit of inspiration for you to join in with our new challenge.
I do hope you will have time.


Thursday, 24 March 2016

Running late........... again!!

Hi all,
Phew, only just made this month's calendar challenge at Clarity.
I've had a rubbish March if I'm honest, and I will be glad to see the back of it.
However, I am determined to stick to my personal challenge of entering every Clarity Monthly and Calendar challenge this year so here I am.
Hopefully April and the spring weather will lift my down trodden spirits and put me back on the right level again.
So, without further ado, here is my take on the March Calendar challenge.

As you will see I didn't use the same stamps as Barbara, simply because I don't have them. Shock, horror, stamps I don't have??? What is the world coming to?  Lol

Anyhoo, I used stamps that said two lovely people have taken a walk from their little house in the hills down to the bench to watch the sheep in the fields below.
Don't you think the bit behind the couple looks like one of those rocky bits you see in the hills?

I just love this sentiment stamp, don't you?
It is so so true. Something we should all remember perhaps?

I drew in the hills like Barbara did but this time I stopped before I spoiled it.  When I went to the workshop last year I just added too many lines.  Instead of fields it looked like a very worn patchwork quilt!! hahaha
So there you go then, my calendar entry for March.

Flowers with Aurora Wings

Hello everyone.
How are we all?  Good I hope?
Well it is time once again for another challenge at Through the Purple Haze
This time our theme is:
That should be a nice easy challenge for you.
Our fabulous sponsor is:
AuroraWings Blog Badge

I have used Mask of Flowers for this challenge.
Digital Stamp Instant Download - Floral Masquerade - digistamp - Mask of Flowers - Fantasy Line Art for Cards & Crafts by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
Isn't she adorable?
Now, I knew that this would be a challenge to colour so I started it as soon as I downloaded it.
Do you know what?  I just couldn't put it down.
Once I started I just kept on going and going and going.
Once the image was coloured I thought I may as well carry on and make the card there and then.
It must be one of the few times I have been way ahead with a DT card I can tell you. Lol
So, I'll stop waffling and show you my project:
I know there are some awesome colourers out there but I am really proud of this one.
I used my Polychromo pencils to colour the image and then once it was finished I used my Copics to deepen some of the colours in places.
I can't stop looking at this image, there are so many details aren't there?
The gorgeous wavy ribbon I used is from the lovely Brenda at Brenda's Ribbon and Lace on Facebook. It is a secret group but if you are not a member already, you really should be as she has some awesome ribbon and lace. Tell her I sent you! 
The sentiment is a Clarity Stamp from one of their fabulous word chains and you can see them all here.
For the background I used two different shades of Pan Pastels chalk and a dabber to try and make it look a bit mottled. I think it worked don't you?

So there you go then, my Aurora Wings Flowers DT card.
I love it and hope you do too.
Can't wait to see your awesome entries.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Me - A Guest Designer!!

Hi there,
Wow, two posts in two days - must be nearly Spring! Lol
So this post is a little extra post as I was a Spotlight Winner for challenge #93 over at Crafting by Designs.
It was such a surprise to get the email from Doris and when she asked me if I would like to do a GDT spot - well I had to think about it for....... like a nano second!! hahaha.
Of course I would, how fabulous.
So I got to choose which challenge I designed for too, which was a bit of a treat.
I plumped for this one:
(can include sprites and fairies)
Well, no contest I can tell you - I knew exactly which image I was going to use too.
It just had to be one of Mitzi's fabulous Sprite images from 
I love Mitzi's images and have nearly all the sprites - might be a bit addicted actually. Lol
So, I chose to use Linnea Sprite for this card and here she is:
Now I know what you are thinking - Linnea flowers are pink aren't they?
Well, yes they are but I wanted this to look more like snowdrops as it was for a Springtime birthday, hence the colours.
I have used my Spectrum Noir Pencils for this one, I just love the way they blend so beautifully.
I have added some Glamour Dust glitter to her wings, not sure you can actually see it in the picture though - it is there, honest! The gorgeous little flowers are from Prima and I have had them for ages.  In fact I am surprised they still had some sticky on them! 
I am learning with my colouring that sometimes less is more! So I am trying to leave some white space when colouring. I kinda like it - what do you think?
The gorgeous papers are from Raspberry Road at Lili of the Valley and this pad is called Shabby Shack.  I love these papers, such good quality - such a shame they have stopped producing them.  Not sure I shall be using them up too quickly!!

So, here is a little close up of her wings - you can see the glitter can't you?
So there you have it, my GDT card for the current challenge over at Crafting by Designs.
Thank you Doris for asking me, I have really enjoyed it.


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

St Patrick's Day or Use Green

Hi everyone
So it is time for another challenge over at Creatalicious.
This time the theme is:
So our sponsor for this challenge is:
who's offering a $12 voucher to the winner

I have gone a bit different this time and used a fabulous image from Tamara at Illustrations by T (formerly the Stampin Chef)
The image I have used is called Ally O'Malley and you can find her in Tamara's Etsy store here
So here you go then:
I think she is just wonderful, what do you think?
The image is coloured with Copics for a change and I really enjoyed using them again.
I think I may invest in some more to add to what I already have.
The flowers and curly stem are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pin is one I have had in my stash for some time now but I originally purchased it from my good friend Mandy's Etsy store here.
So there you go my friends, my card for this challenge.
I do hope you will pop by and join in with us.
Can't wait to see what you make.