Thursday 30 October 2014

Midway reminder at Marvelous Magnolia.

Good morning crafty friends.

Hope you are all well and having a lovely week.
 I am sharing with you today my midway inspiration card for Marvelous Magnolias.  The theme for this challenge is to add a hint of black.
I have been so looking forward to colouring up this adorable image- Here I am Tilda.
I chose this sentiment stamp from a challenge win and thought it was perfect for this image.
I have used Inktense Pencils to colour the image. I m still not entirely happy with the hair but this was the best of three. It actually looks a lot better in the flesh. I did not use water to blend the hair as on the first attempt it ended up a yucky mess - still need more practice with colouring hair.

The papers are from my stash. I bought a large pack of papers from K & Co years ago when I first started making cards so, rather than keep buying ink and papers I figured I should use some of them. 
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder.

I added pearls, sparkly beads, lace (which you can't see very well) and flowers from WOC and LLC.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Use your stuff - Doily (doily die)
The Crafter's  Café - Things with Wings
Card Mania - Buttons
Thank you all for stopping by and for your lovely comments. I am sorry I haven't been around blogging as much as I would like but I need to catch up on my DT obligations and commissions before I go on holiday.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Saturday 25 October 2014

My first Ppinky Dolls image

Good evening friends.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend - are you fitting in some crafty time?
It is not very often I make a card on a Saturday but Russ has gone to see Jonny Marr in Manchester so I have had a crafty session. We got some free tickets of Russ's niece - I was going to go but I am at work at 7 in the morning and didn't know what time we would get home so Russ took a friend. They will no doubt be having a fabulous time.
I have coloured up my first Ppinky image. I had a challenge win and got to choose 3 images - they are such fun to colour and it will not be my last.
Here is my card using Pinky with Flaffy Kitten.
A list of the products used to a link to their online shop will be at the bottom of this post.
She has been coloured using Inktense Pencils.

I have used some papers from Maja Designs Spring Basics.

The flowers are from WOC and LLC.

The butterfly die is from Tim Holtz.
Pearl string and a pearl ribbon for a bit of bling.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Animals.
 Crafty Calender -Bingo (Flowers, Pearls, Heat Embossing
ppinky Dolls - Anything goes or Halloween
Craft your passion - Bingo (Flowers, gems, die cuts)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Purple and cute
 Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Thank you all so much for stopping by and hello to my new followers. Thank you for joining me here in my little space in blogland.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

A new challenge at Divas by Design.

Happy Wednesday blogger friends.
Hope you are all having a lovely week. Are you all managing to fit in some crafty time?
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Diva's by Design. We would like to see Festive Floral/Christmas flowers.
I have used an image I bought two years ago from Lili of the Valley All in a Row.

The items used with a link to the online store will be at the bottom of this post.
I was intending to use some papers from Nitwit Collections Christmas Linen for the backing papers but my printer ran out of ink. I just had enough ink to print out the paper which had the poinsettias on it which I cut out.
The backing papers are from LOTV as is the sentiment in the centre of the Poinsettias. 

I have coloured the image with Inktense pencils and Distress Markers.
The bow made from ribbon in my stash. The stars are made from Martha Stewart air drying clay and a mould.

The red berries are from The Range and the frosted berries are from Anne Marie Designs. I cannot see the exact berries but they have similar ones here.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Oldie but Goodie - Christmas (stamp is more than 6 months old)
The Crafty Blogger Network - Christmas
Penny Black and More - Get ahead for Christmas
That Craft Place - Girls but no Pink
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist - add flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes
LOTV's Ideas to Inspire - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes

I would like to see hello to my new followers. Thank you for your wonderful comments.
Today is my extremely long day at work so I will look forward to catching up with you on Thursday.
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