Sunday, 10 May 2015

It's Pink Princess Time!!

Hi all,
Back again with our next challenge at Totally Tilda & Friends.
Our challenge this time is:
So, we always have this theme at this time of the year because it is our Boss Lady, Susie Sugar's birthday.  You all know she is a Princess right?? And of course she lurves PINK!!
Your image MUST be wearing either a Tiara or a Crown or failing that you must have crowns or tiaras on your creation somewhere, i.e. the backing papers and it must be pink!!
Remember you can use any stamped image now rather than just Tilda, although you can still use the lovely Tilda if you want to.  The only thing we don't allow is digital images.

 Once again our fabulous sponsor is:
gif maker
And the prize that the lovely Nicky is offering is:
So without further ado here is my offering for this challenge:
I have used Cheeky Beauty from the Greeting Farm for my card.
She is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.
The backing papers are from a Raspberry Road at Lili of the Valley pad called Heartfelt.
Looking at her now I think she should have had a bit more colour on her face.
The flowers are all from my stash.
The sentiment is a Clarity Stamp which comes from a set here
So there you have it folks, my Pink Princess card.
Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Time Flies!

Hi All,
Just popping in to add my entry for this month's Clarity Challenge
The challenge this month is clocks.
Well, I have used my clock stencil on this card and I am hoping that will qualify it for an entry.
So I also used the Row of birds stamp that you can find here.
Now not only do you get that stamp, you also get three little flowers, and masks for the birds and the flowers. For £19.99 (less if you are a club member) that can't be bad can it??
So here we go then, this is the finished card.
The birds were stamped onto a piece of paper that I had made using Acrylic Chalk paints using my blending mat.  Squidged the inks and then sprayed with water and then patted the paper onto the blending mat.  Stamped the image and then cut it out.
Used a piece of left over paper from the same session and added a piece of white card down the middle then put the birds on to the white card.
Then I used one of my stencil brushes and brushed TH Spun Sugar distress ink through the clock stencil in three different places.
Then, using one of the Alphabet round stencil wheels I sponged the same Spun Sugar distress ink to add the sentiment.
I am really chuffed with how this turned out and it is all thanks to the lovely Maria Simms and her Clarity Workshops in Shrewsbury.
So there you have it, my entry for the current Clarity Stamp Challenge - clocks

Friday, 8 May 2015

Freestyle or Spring Fever - you choose!

Hi all
So sorry I should have posted this yesterday - duh dozy bat!! Lol 
Time for another challenge over at Crafting with an Attitude.
Firstly thank you for all your wonderful entries into our Freestyle/Fantasy challenge last time.
Hop over to the challenge blog to see if you were one of the lucky winners.
So this time our challenge is:
Freestyle or Spring Fever
Our fabulous sponsors are:
Prize is 3 digi images
The Stamping Boutique
Prize - 3 digital images
So I used an image from The Stamping Boutique:
Love Chicks
Love Chicks Digital Stamp
And here is the card I made:
The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils.

The clouds are done using a Clarity Mask

The "Love" is from Clarity Word Chain Set number 6............

and the "Always" is from Clarity Word Chain set number 2
The blue dotty backing paper is from a Raspberry Road at Lili of the Valley paper pad called Shabby Shack
So there you go, a really simple card which I am really happy with.
Can't wait to see what fabulous creations you all come up with.
(Used the cloud mask from Clarity Stamp - love the cloud effect it gives)

Friday, 1 May 2015

Spring Colours at TTPH

Hi all,
Little bit late posting this today, sorry.
Firstly could I just say a huge big thank you to everyone who took part in last month's challenge.
I cannot believe we had over 200 entries, that's brilliant.
Thank you for your support following our few changes. 
I do hope you will stick with us.
So, onto May and time for a new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze.
The challenge theme this time is:
Our sponsor for this challenge is:

So for this project I have used the image Summer Breeze, isn't she cute?
Summer Breeze 1
And here is the card I made:
I decided to go CAS for this card, don't know why, just struck me that way!
Image is coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils and then cut out.
Because I cut her out I had to add back in the little seeds off the dandelion seed head.
The line sentiment is from Clarity Stamp and is from Set 1 which you can find here.
The little butterfly in the top corner is also from Clarity Stamp and is also part of a set called Remountable Butterfly Tree.
So I do hope you will come and join in again this time.
As you will see from the DT projects, there are numerous colours that could be classed as Spring Colours so there is plenty of scope for you all.
(White plus one (blue))

Alter a notebook, or Floral with Aurora Wings.

Hello all,
Well here I am with a new post and for a new DT too!
The lovely Laura asked me if I wanted to join the Digi Galore DT, another monthly challenge, so I said yes.  Well it would be rude not to wouldn't it?? Lol
So the challenge for May is:
(Or of course you could combine the two like I did!)
So our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:
and the prize is a $15 voucher to spend in Mitzi's wonderful store.
So on to my creation for this challenge:
As I said I have combined the two themes and altered a notebook with a floral image.
I used Orchid Corner on my project.
Digital Stamp - Instant Download - Orchid Corner - Elegantly Arranged Floral Corner - Floral Line Art for Cards & Crafts by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
Just such a gorgeous image.
And here is what I did with it.
Looking at it now I think I could have afforded to print it a bit bigger, but hey ho!
The image is coloured with my Polychromo pencils and then cut out - now that's character building for you! I have used 11 different coloured pencils to colour this in!!
The gorgeous die cut butterfly is from Samaflora on Facebook who also makes the most gorgeous flowers.
The strips of beads, delicate lemon lace............... 
..........& this gorgeous green lace are all from Brenda Exeter on Facebook who sells oodles of lovely lace and embellies - well worth a look I can tell you!
The book I have decorated is a little lined notebook from That Craft Place on FB. Another great place to shop, great service and lovely people. (You will have to ask to join if you are not a member already as it is a closed group - just say I sent you!! Lol)
So there you go my friends, a lacey floral altered notebook!
Can't wait to see what you all come up with.