Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Animal Love ahhhhh

Happy weekend everyone!

Its just not long enough is it.  By the time I'm starting to unwind its time to go back to work!  As it's Sunday - it must be time for another challenge from Sentimental Sundays - this time entitled Animal love.

We are very kindly sponsored by Doodle Garden and this is what I made.

As soon as I saw this image I immediately thought of my little boy and there was never any doubt I would use this lovely digi stamp!

Coloured with promarkers, I used a digi kit from craft artist called cocoa latte and this printed my patterned paper.  The sentiment is computer generated and the card is finished with three buttons from my stash!

Please hop over and join our challenge.  All we need is a card or any other project with both a sentiment and an animal with a love theme.

Good luck - see you all soon

Friday, 17 April 2015

Friday Sketch challenge - Sketch #92

Happy Friday everyone!

That means another challenge over at Friday sketch challenge.  This week by our lovely leader Christine

And we are kindly sponsored by 

Here's my take using one of their digis'  and shes so pretty I just had to use my 'you're so fabby' sentiment stamp!

Coloured with promarkers (what else!), but I can't tell you what the papers are as I've cleverly thrown away the packaging....

The sentiment is a waltzing mouse one

Please hop over to Friday sketch and give the challenge a whirl!

See you soon

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

All dressed up - Its a pirates life

Good afternoon to everyone in blog land!

I really hope you'll join us this fortnight at all dressed up as we have another anything goes challenge.  really easy - you have to use one of Wendy's fabulous images, but there are some freebies on the site here

I used an image called - its a pirates life for one of my little boys friends birthdays.  He was having a pirate party so was very appropriate.

The image was coloured with promarkers.  The backing papers are from a nitwit collection called coastal, as are the embellishments (I just printed them and cut them out).  The sea was printed again and layered in front of the ship for dimension.

I hope you like it - if so please check out our challenge, The DT have been very busy and made some amazing projects again!

I'd like to enter this into:
Fab and funky - Masculine
I love promarkers - many happy returns
The paper shelter - for the boys
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Crafty boots - red white and blue
Cutie pie - boys and cute
Come and get it - make a card for a child

See you all soon!


Sentimental Sundays - No sentiment!

Hi everyone

Today is a first for Sentimental Sundays, there is no sentiment required!  It was a bit strange making this card, I felt like it was missing something, and of course it was - my special message as I always put something on.

We are kindly sponsored by

They are kindly offering a 10% discount to all SS participants.

Here's my card.  There was already a bit of shading on the faces so I decided to go with the face being black and write adding more shading with grey promarkers, and then go for a full colour hairband and hair. I then added the vivid blue eyes as a focal point.

I hope you like here - please check out the fairy tangle etsy page she has some amazing images and of course hop over to Sentimental Sundays to see more inspiration by our fabulous DT and enter our challenge.

Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

Friday, 3 April 2015

Friday Sketch #90

Hello everyone

Yippeee - 4 days off.  I worked all over Christmas so my boss has kindly given me all of the Easter break to spend with my lovely family.  Just planning our activities and some fun but in the meantime are you ready for another sketch challenge.....

here it is and this week we are kindly sponsored by Tiddly inks.

And here is my interpretation of the sketch. I went for a nice CAS this time

I do love Wryn!  Coloured with promarkers (what else) with a simple spotty border (cut from a pack of pre-scored patterned 5x7 cards_ added a simple plain ribbon.  the sentiment is a stamp from waltzing mouse stamps (which is my new favourite sentiment stamp set BTW you may have seen a few others on here recently  ;-)

Hope you like it - if so please hop over to FSC and check out the inspiration, before entering our latest challenge.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Springtime flowers

Hi everyone

Having returned from a well earned rest at Centre Parcs - I'm pleased our latest challenge at Sentimental Sundays is spring flowers.

Whilst in the gorgeous English Countryside - there are so many lovely colours starting to come through with pretty spring flowers, so much more cheerful than the drab winter greys and browns! I love springtime, and with the changes to the clocks in the UK it also means we get extra daylight to enjoy at night too!  woo hoo....

Our very kind sponsor this week is:

and I've made this with a very happy stamp.

Coloured with a variety of promarkers.  The background papers are from Bearly mine. The flowers are die cut from white card and coloured with distress inks before I shaped them. All finished with a bit of lace and twine from the stash, and of course my usual sparkle from stickles

Hope she brightens your day too!  please hop over the SS and enter our challenge, and check our my fellow talented DT's inspiration.

I'd like to enter this into:

crazy for challenges - Springtime
Susie Bees - anything goes/add a sentiment
Creative corner - Spring has sprung
Simply Papercraft - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them!


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sentimental Sundays - buttons, brads or bling

Hi everyone

Sunday means another Sentimental Sundays Challenge - this time use buttons, brads or bling.

I chose bling on my project in the form of diamante gems and glitter.  The image is from our kind sponsor Sami stamps who is also donating the prize of a $12 voucher to use in her store.

She is coloured with promarkers and cut out using am oval die from tattered lace.  die cut flowers coloured with distress inks, and the backing paper is from a papermania capsule collection.

the bling comes from tiny diamante's on the flowers in her hair, and the mega glittery butterfly.

please hop over to SS and check out the DT inspiration, and add a button, brad or some bling to join in...

See you soon - thanks for your lovely comments!

Rachael x

Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday Sketch 90#

Hi everyone

I cant believe its again time for another challenge over at FSC.  How time flies!

This time the sketch looks like this:

and we are very kindly sponsored by Rick St Dennis offering a $5 voucher for use in his Zibbit store.

Here's my interpretation using Colleen for Althea inage

The background is kraft card, used through a crafters companion embossing folder that looks like brick work.  I inked the edges and across using gathered twigs distress ink.

The image is coloured with various promarkers and mounted on a spiky spellbinders die cut

The flowers are Tim Holtz tattered flowers, cut from watercolour card.  they were inked with peeled paint and gathered twigs, and then I once again used the spotty technique when I dab the ink pad onto my mat, spray with water and dip the flowers into the ink. (thanks to my crafty tutor Sue for this technique!)

Cut ribbon to finish along with two glue gun gems (using a hot glue gun on the non stick mat, make a blob of glue and cover in glitter before it dries.  You can make these and keep them in a pot for future - once again, thanks Sue!!)

Not my usual style - but I kinda like it!

Please hop over to FSC my blog colleagues and give our challenge a go, also to check out the otehr DT inspiration...

See you very soon


Sunday, 15 March 2015

All dressed up - and loving spring time

Hello everyone

Firstly welcome to the new followers.  It makes it all worth while when you realise people are actually appreciating the work you do, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to you all that take the time to read and comment!

It is once again time for another challenge over at All dressed up, with the chance to win some images of your choice, and of course, the prestigious badge.

My inspiration for you this time is this lovely little lady called 'love spring time'.  I wanted something that lifted my mood, and as here in the UK the first signs of spring have started to appear, what better way than with her.  Isn't she just gorgeous.  You can find her, and Wendy's other fantastic images here

The backing papers are from a first edition pad.  The image was coloured with promarkers (what else!) and distressed a little with Victorian velvet distress ink.  The die cut background is a Marianne die I just adore.  All finished with flowers that are a combination of die cut and brought.  The big flower was die cut from a tattered flowers Tim Holtz die, and coloured using distress inks on a mat, wet with a spray bottle and then I dabbed the paper into the blobs, making the mottled/spotty effect. a bit of glitter and a couple of gems later and taa daa!

I'd like to enter this into:
Fairytale challenge - flower power
If you give a crafter a cookie - photo inspiration (i took the colours (green, pink and beige) and the
spring flowers)
613 Avenue create - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, if you do, please leave me some love in the comments box
See you soon

Sentimental Sundays - Fairytale

Hello everyone

This is the first of two posts today for two DT's

Watch this space for the second, but for now, please check out our Sentimental Sundays challenge called 'fairytales'

This week we are kindly sponsored by Polka doodles.  I have used a couple of these Octavia digi stamps before, and here's one called Octavia dragonfly.

The backing paper and insert are from the Octavia Digi kit.  Imported into craft artist and printed out.  A piece of white card with a die cut aperture laid over the top.

The image is coloured with promarkers and wings and flowers are covered with hunkydory fine glitter.  The sentiment is one from a Waltzing muse set I recently brought from a Facebook site - bargain too!

The sentiment is edged with broken china distress ink and finished with three little pearls.

I'd like to enter this into:
I love promarkers - fantasy/fairy
Fairytale stampers - anything goes
Glitter and Sparkle (wings are glittery although not east to see in the photos!)
Fab n fun - focus on the image

Thank you for stopping by here to have a look - please check out the other DT inspiration here and give it a go.  You can win 2 of Nicky Hall's fabulous images!

Your comments are appreciated - it always makes me smile to receive a happy message by email - rather than the usual junk you get!!
See you soon