Sunday, 31 May 2009

It's been a busy weekend.....out and about in the sunshine which has been beautiful and I also managed to spend some time crafting too.
Another one of the Suzie Q Diva images which I really love from Owl Whimsy. I found this clip art branch a while ago and while colouring her today, I thought this branch would be perfect for her to sit on. The stamped sentiment is Studio G Designer clear stamp, black gel pen doodles around the edges and some yellow satin ribbon. The image has been coloured with watercolour pencils.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Sneak Peek.......
I am using Betty from the newest set which is to be released soon from Owl Whimsy - she looks like a gal who loves a night out on the town! There will be six of these funky Betty images in a watch this space :)
I thought I would add some funky stockings to her with a black gel pen and throw in some peel off shoes to complete the look. The sentiment can be made using Acme Labelmaker, the papers are from Papermania and Dovecraft. The red dots I made using a single hole punch, red cardstock and ribbon from my stash.
Woohoo.......I have been asked to become a member of the Owl Whimsy Design Team - and naturally I said "yes". If you haven't seen some of her cool images - then hop over to her blog where you will find the digital images, to buy and ready to be downloaded. Do check her blog too from time to time as she will be offering a freebie from each new I off to do some design team work :)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

I found this cute design on Owl Whimsy's Blog She is offering up this little girl in a chance of taking part in her new venture - making Digi-Stamps and will give 1 piece from every set away for FREE. She would like for everyone to take the freebie and play with it and post the finished product on their blog and post a comment on her post, saying where you have posted what you created! Then she will have a drawing, and the winner gets the rest of the set for FREE! :)

Now on to the important part - She is also looking for 6 people to design for her. This team will get all the Digi Stamps she create for FREE. In return, they will each be assigned one stamp to use in their design. So, if you would like to be a part of the design team, just leave that in your comment when you show her what you did with the free image.

I have used some shades of pink cardstock, lace, sentiment from Designer digitals, watercolours and card candy from Craftwork cards.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

I was asked to make a few cards for the end of the school year as a thank you for various tutors. After much thought, and lack of suitable teacher stamps etc, I came up with this idea - and its totally made on the computer. Background paper with random typed letters, with the words thanks included, and the blackboard front with white text - covered every aspect of the requirement perfectly

Friday, 22 May 2009

I got this super cute digi image from Dustin Pike. This week Dustin is running a blog candy giveaway but he wants something to be created and sent to a child from Post Pals. When I dashed over to the Post Pals site, I read some of the most heart wrenching stories about children who are suffering with various illnesses. Seeing their faces and reading their stories about what they and their families are going through is unbelievable. I decided that the card I have made, I would send to Zachary H as he is the same age as my youngest and likes pretty much the same things.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Summer is fast approaching, but it seems the weather has had a real has been so much rain over the past inside it was darker than the winter months which isnt great for crafting! This weeks challenge from Dare U 2 Digistamp is Lillac and Lemon. I have used papermania paper for the background and some lillac and lemon cardstock which I found in my stash. The sentiment is black peel off stickers and the image I found here.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Its been nine days since I last blogged!!! Where have I been??? Well nowhere really.....have just been snowed under with other things.....but I have been crafting too......50 place card settings, 5 menus and a table planner for a golden wedding anniversary and 10 other commissoned cards (and I didnt take a picture) :(

The challenge from The sugar bowl challenges is a brilliant sketch by Marlene which is to also include buttons. I have used papermania background papers, green cardstock, green bazill cardstock, the wow sentiment is a fabric sticker, Sugar Nellie image coloured with watercolour pencils, metallic domes which is card candy from Craftwork cards - Sherbert pips (these are like brads but with without the backs), the button from my stash and the flower which is a download from, with centre watercoloured to match the papers.

Friday, 8 May 2009

This weeks challenge from cupcake craft challenges is numbers.

I have used a little Hello Kitty from my piece of Hello Kitty fabric. I have mounted her onto cardstock to stiffen the fabric before layering onto a punched circle. The background paper is from Dovecrafts wild blossoms pack, the pink cardstock from my stash, circles made with woodware circle punches, scallops with fiskars scallop edge scissors, sentiment from Studio G Designer clear stamps.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

I washed my car - it changed colour!! I have cooked dinner, taken my son to his piano lesson and waited for him, taken my youngest son to football training and I had time to do this new country girl from Sugar Nellie.

I have coloured her with watercolour pencils, and layered her onto some navy cardstock. The red cardstock and ribbon has come from my stash, the sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

The Country Girls arrived in the post!! It was torture.....they plopped through the letter box just as I was putting on my shoes to go to work!! Luckily for me I only work in the morning......I havent yet eaten any lunch.....I just had to ink up this girl and get her onto paper! I have gone for very little colouring....I'm giving this to my neice who has black hair, so I didnt want to overdue it with alot of colour. Her apron is paper pieced with Dovecraft Wild Blossoms paper, I have used water colour pencils to colour the image. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards, the background paper from Dovecrafts Eastern Blooms range.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Sugar Nellies Country Girls have been in the shop - I ordered two of them purrfect playmates and fragile beauty. I have been told they have been dispatched so I like most others, will be stalking the postman or the next day or two. I haven't been playing much - I have a large order for menus, place settings etc so I am getting well stock into them at the I can squeeze in some playtime when the Country girls arrive.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

While going through blog land I came across a blog Dare U 2 Digi Stamp. I am a big fan of all methods of stamping and I love the fact that digi stamps can be resized to however big or small you want your image without losing the pixels and also you dont have to wait for the mail man to bring your stamp - you get it right away!

This weeks challenge is a sketch. I have used pretty head Rachel from the Greeting Farm. The black and white paper I had free with papercraft essentials magazine, black ribbon from my stash, red and silver cardstock, white gel pen for some faux stitching, and the flower in her hair made with my woodware daisy punches. I have watercoloured the image with pencils and given her some sparkling eye lids with Kirsten Lapping Designs glitter. The sentiment is a fabric topper which I picked up in a pound shop.