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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

In the pink!

Hi All
Now that I know this card has been received I can happily post it to my blog and enter it into the Clarity Stamp Challenge.
This is a Christening card I was asked to make by my daughter.
She had been asked to be godmother to little Lettie, oh she is so cute! and obviously needed a card for the Christening.
What to make though?
It was going to be Beatrix Potter related but then I remembered my Baby baby Groovi plates so I set to work with those.
This is what I came up with - and if I say so myself I am really pleased with how it turned out.
The mane and tail are actually not that red in real life but quite a dark pink.
I wish I had gone over the name more than once as I did with the other words - looks a bit lost there doesn't it?
I used my Distress markers to colour everything except the hearts and these were coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.
I added a little highlight to each heart and I really think it makes a difference.

Bit of character building all around the hexagon - took a while!!



My only disappointment is that I can see the double sided tape where I attached it to the backing card.
 I was going to do a wrap around and clean forgot! DOH!

Anyway, good news is my daughter was thrilled to bits with it which makes me a happy bunny.

So I am going to enter it into the Clarity Stamp Challenge which this month is Anything Goes

Monday, 16 May 2016

No Designer Paper!

Hi all,
Time once again for another challenge over at Creatalicious and this time our theme is:
NO DESIGNER PAPER!
So, time for a little CAS creation me thinks.
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:
Prize - 3 digis of winner's choice

"Hi, I'm Alicia Bel.
Since childhood, I drew all the time. I also like to make cards. I studied teaching and then Fine Arts. I learned anatomy, composition, perspective and many things to make most interesting my drawings.

 My drawings are very sweet, innocent and sometimes sexy. I'm a bit childish and I really like princess stories, and beautiful, simple, and happy things."
So, we each got to work with one of Alicia's fabulous images and I chose this one:
Faery Lollipop
called Faery Lollipop
So here is what I made for this challenge:
I sort of had an idea in my head for this card, hmmm not sure if it worked out or not??
Anyhow, I wanted it to be really CAS, wish I had made the image a bit bigger now, hey ho!

Image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.

The stencil is from Clarity and you can find it here.

The sentiment was done on the computer and then printed directly on to the card.
Phew am glad it worked because I didn't want to colour the image twice. Lol.
So there you have it.
I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations with NO DESIGNER PAPER on them.
Challenges:

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Everybody's Favourite - Anything Goes!

Hi all,
Time for another challenge at TTPH and this time our theme is:
ANYTHING GOES
That's right, everyone loves these challenges don't they?
So our fabulous sponsor this time is:
MORGAN'S ARTWORLD
Visit Morgan's Artworld here;

I have used Stardust Dreams for my card,
and here she is:

I deliberately chose extremely pastel colours for this one because I think she just looks so young and innocent and I wanted to keep that in the colouring.
Did I succeed do you think??

The image is coloured with my Polychromo pencils for this one, I just love usng these pencils.

The fabulous Word is from Clarity from one of their Word Chains and you can find them all here.

The flowers are mainly from Wild Orchid and I have had them in my stash now for ages.  I just don't seem to use as many flowers as I used to.

That gorgeous pin is from my very good friend Mandy, (A Sprinkling of Glitter) - she makes these and she used to sell them in her Etsy shop, must check and see if she still does. Again I have had them for ages, but they are so gorgeous I just don't want to use them. Lol

So there you go then, that's my little bit of inspiration for this challenge.
Can't wait to see what fabulous creations you all come up with.

Challenges:

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:
ADD A NUMBER
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!!!
Anyhooooo.....
This time the challenge is:
BABY!!
(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.
TTFN
XXXX

Challenges:


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.
TTFN