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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Pixie Dust

Hi all,
Well, I am really enjoying my colouring at the moment.
You see I signed up for these colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder.
Kit and Clowder is an online Forum for folks who want to improve their colouring.
The wonderful Alyce Keegan will guide you through every aspect of colouring including light sources.  She also gives one to one feedback to class members so that you can see where you are going wrong or need to improve. Seriously if you have ever looked at a project and thought "I wish I could colour like that" - well now you can.  There are lots of sponsors who give their images for Alyce's classes so people can practice and there are some very generous discounts for Class members too.  Honestly, it really is a no brainer. 
Okay, so you have to pay for the classes but, and here's the good bit - the classes can be taken at your own pace.  You have access to them for life. There are videos to download too and you can print the class material off to read away from your computer too.
They also have a Facebook page here - you will find lots of like minded people who just want to improve their colouring.  Now I have a looooong way to go yet but I now have the confidence to think I can actually achieve great things where my colouring is concerned.
So, onto my next card.
This image is one of the fabulous Krista's from Saturated Canary - love her images.
This one is called Pixie Dust and I have eventually got around to colouring her up.
She is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils. I also added a bit of glamour dust to her wings.
The three little pennants at the top are from the Snow Princess pad of papers from LOTV.
The flowers were some of the plain cream flowers which I have sprayed with my Colour Chemistry spray inks.  
The dinky little piece of ribbon is Seam binding from Crafty Ribbons and the lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Challenges:


Monday, 22 September 2014

Icy Snow Queen

Hello lovelies
Just popping by to show you a card I made for a challenge over on the Kit and Clowder facebook page.
This challenge was a colour palette challenge and was part of the 4000 followers party over the last week and what a party it was too.
If you haven't heard of Kit and Clowder before it is run by the lovely Alyce Keegan and is a place where people can go to share their colourful creations.
Alyce offers classes for those of you who would like to improve your colouring skills.
I have signed up for a few of her classes and already I think my colouring has changed quite significantly.
Why not pop in to the Facebook page and have a mooch around.
Alyce will always answer any questions you may have and everyone is so friendly, you won't want to leave.
So on to my project then:
As I said in the title this image is called Icy Snow Queen and is from Aurora Wings.
The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils and the very edge of the image is done with Pan Pastels chalk.
I am really pleased with the shading on here.
It took me ages to colour but it was soooo worth the effort.
The papers are from the Snow Princess pack from LOTV. I love those papers, but I really should use them more instead of hoarding them. Lol.
The seam binding ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Challenges:


Thursday, 11 September 2014

First Christmas

Hello lovelies,
So did you read on the last challenge that we will be going to bi-weekly challenges from now on??
Well I just thought I would mention it in case you hadn't noticed.  So now you have two weeks to get your wonderful ribbon creations entered.
Well it is the turn of the Buttons Team to host the challenge this week.
And this week the theme is
FIRST CHRISTMAS
It doesn't have to be Baby's first christmas, it can be your first Christmas card, first christmas as a couple, first christmas holiday so long as it is a Christmas First it will fit our bill. And remember we always like to see a bit of ribbon.
So long as your creation fulfils the challenge you can make whatever you like, cards, layouts, altered items, take your pick and have fun.
So here is my offering for this week:
So my first Christmas card this year, first time I have used this stamp and the first time I have used the fabulous EXCLUSIVE Christmas ribbon.
The stamp is one of a set of four images and one blank stamp from Clarity Stamp.
Stamped in Versamark detailed black ink onto Theuva Card from Clarity Stamp.
I coloured just the breast of the bird red (as in Robins) with my Spectrum Noir pencils and added some gold glamour dust to the bauble cap.  I  clear embossed the black parts of the stamp to make them stand out.
The ribbon is one of the new EXCLUSIVE ribbons at Crafty Ribbons and it finished my card off a treat.
I am looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Challenges:

Friday, 29 August 2014

Under the Sea

Hi all,
I am so sorry I haven't been here yet again.
The only post I have put up recently is the DT post for Crafty Ribbons latest challenge. Me Bad!!
Talking of Crafty Ribbons - have you seen their latest challenge???
It's our blog birthday so we are having a bit of a bash.
All the DT girls have joined in for this one and there are some fabulous prizes.
Nice easy challenge - Anything Birthday - how easy is that??
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and have a look and even join in - you never know do you???

So on to my card for today.
This is another image from Aurora Wings - this one is called Ribbon Mermaid.
I have coloured this with my Copics for a change.
I am really pleased with how the skin came out on here - I think my colouring classes may just be paying off!! Lol
The two die cut shapes were made on my Silhouette and then brushed with Distress Ink to try and make it look like waves??
The gorgeous pin is one of my lovely friend Mandy's at A Sprinkling of Glitter and the dotty ribbon is a new one from Crafty Ribbons.  The sentiment is a KaiserCraft stamp which I've had for ages. The gorgeous flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
So there you go folks.
Going to enter this into:

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Crafty Ribbons Birthday Bash!!

Hello lovelies,
Although the Ribbons Team are hosting this challenge we are all joining in.
And why would that be I hear you ask???
Well this is a rather special challenge for two reasons.
Today is our first challenge after our Summer Break and the other reason:
IT'S OUR BLOG BIRTHDAY!!
So we are having a Birthday Celebration.
We have three lovely sponsors with us for this challenge:
The wonderful 
The fabulous
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The Lovely
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So on top of some lovely prizes the Top 3 will also get the chance to be a Guest Designer with us.
Each winner will Guest with a different CR Team.
So let's see those Birthday Creations.
Here is what I made:
I have used the Birthday Bears image from Bugaboo and as you can see I went with the Really Bright theme!!
The image is coloured with my Polychromo Pencils, just for a change.
The splashes in the background are done with a Clarity Stamp which comes as part of a set of Dolphins, really cool.
The gorgeous ribbon is one of the new ones from Crafty Ribbons - isn't it fabulous?
So peeps, I am looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

TTFN

Friday, 15 August 2014

Feeling Sprite-ly!

Hello all
Well, it feels like ages since I have been here.
I am so sorry for not posting more regularly but I promise to try and do better from now on!!
So today I have popped by to show you a card I made featuring one of the gorgeous Aurora Wings Sprites.
This one is called Snapdragon Sprite and is just one of the many Sprite images you can find in the Aurora Wings Etsy store.
So here you go then:
I have coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir Pencils, love how these pencils blend.
I have also added some glitter to the little dragon's wings, not sure you can see it though.
The backing papers are from Lili of the Valley pad called Bonnets & Bow Ties.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid and Sweet Lilac Flowers and the cute polka dot ribbon is a new one from Crafty Ribbons.
So I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Charmed Stamping Blog Candy

Hi lovely peeps.
Oh dear I do seem to be neglecting my blog lately don't I?
What with Baby Shower invites, banners, badges, stickers and Wedding Stationery as well as baby knitting (for a friend) and cross stitch there just aren't enough hours in the day!!
Anyways, I just popped in to tell you about a wee blog candy over at Charmed Stamping. The lovely Regan is giving away a copy of Creative Cardmaking. This copy is issue #42 which has a CD of Saturated Canary images free.  So if you love SC images and want to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous copy then hop on over the Charmed Stamping and join in the fun.
TTFN
xxx