Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July

Hello everyone

Sentimental Sundays is back after a break, and our brand new challenge is Christmas in July.  Hard to think about cold snowy scenes, when outside its 29 degrees c!  It's been gorgeous here in the Midlands, well it has been while I've been sat in my air conditioned office looking out of the window!

This week we are sponsored by

And I used this cute bunny for my card.

the papers are from Michele Roos on etsy, printed onto cheap computer paper.
The image was coloured with promarkers (bunny - vanilla, sandstone and tan with cinnamon and walnut nose.  Blues are powder blue and china blue and hints throughout of cool grey 2 and 3)
the sentiment is stamped from a crafters companion die'sire set.

I'd like to enter this into:
Sketch and stash - from their sketch library
Jelly park - Christmas in July
Aud sentiments - Christmas in July x
Creative knockouts - Christmas in July x
Southern Girls - Christmas is coming
Crafting for all seasons - Christmas

Hope you like it.  If you find yourself in my little piece of crafty heaven, please do leave me a message as it brightens my day to know someone's reading my ramblings!

see you all soon


Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday Sketch challenge #74

Hi everyone

Hope the weather is as lovely where you are as it is here.  Its perfect - lovely and sunny but not too hot.  Perfect for our planned garden renovations.  I'll post some pictures when its done but Hubby is working hard to try and keep on top of it.

Speaking of Hubby - Happy birthday Matt!  21 again!

anyway - back to what you came to see, it if another Friday sketch challenge, this week sposored by

on etsy.

They have some really cute and quirky images.

Here is Sketch 74

and my take on it

 she was coloured with promarkers (skin - Ivory, blush and sunkissed pink.  Hair - buttercup, pineapple crush and mustard.  Dress - Carmine, poppy, ruby, walnut, pale blossom and blossom.  Dog - cool grey 1, 2 and 3 with a french navy lead)
the papers are from a papermania spot and stripe 12 x 12 pack
the flower was part of a 5 pack set I brought for £1 from The range, and a computer generated sentiment.

I'd like to enter this into:

Creative knockouts - friendship, after all dog is mans (or girls) best friend
Southern Girls challenge - round things
Creative moments - Use one flower
I love promarkers - girls
Simon says stamp - spots and dots
Animal friends challenge - dog or a cat
Card Galore encore - use a stamp (digi)

thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely messages!


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Sentimental Sundays - red white and blue

Good morning everyone

I hope blog land is being kind to one and all.

Our next weekly challenge at Sentimental Sundays is 'red, white and blue'

I had so much fun with this card, and many thanks to our fablous sponsor this week - doodle Garden for this lovely image

I realized I didn't have any red white or blue backing papers, but a shop shopping trip to etsy to download some, soon sorted that. You have got to love the digital age!!

he was coloured with promarkers (trousers - french navy, reef, china blue, arctic blue.  T shirt - poppy, ruby and warm grey 2.  Skin - blush, sunkissed pink and coral.  Hair - primrose, buttercup and pineapple crush)
Computer generated sentiment and papers.  The button is a stamp that came free on a magazine this week finished with some red and white bakers twine!

I would like to enter this into:

Kitty Bee - stars and stripes
Pumpkin spice - red, white and blue
The Doodle Garden - patriotic
Crafty Catz - red, white and blue
Jelly Park - red, white and blue
Polkadoodles - red, white and blue

So - please drop over to Sentimental Sundays and check out our amazing DT gallery.  If you are entering - don't forget the sentiment.

see you all soon


Friday, 4 July 2014

Friday sketch challenge - sketch 73

Happy Friday everyone.

it's sketchin' time, this weeks sketch looks like this:

and our lovely sponsor faeryink is kindly donating a prize to our winner!

Here is mine - this is the second one I made.  My first attempt I had almost finished the colouring, and I forgot to clean the end of my paper stump, and smudged blue pencil all over her face.  As this wasn't an image of a smurf - I sort of ruined it!  Oh well...

Its my first go at no line colouring (or it think that's what its called anyway)  I printed her in grey so the lines are hardly seen.  I have also been practicing with my spectrum noir pencils again.  Practice makes perfect or so they say, so I'll keep on practicing!

the backing card is just plain cream and I stamped and embossed glittery butterflies on it.  The black circles are a doily die, finished with some pretty flowers from my every growing stash.

thanks so much for stopping by - please leave me a comment if you find your way here!

oh and please stop by our challenge at Friday Sketch challenge, and check out our new DT's designs!