Friday, 29 May 2009

Home Grown by Sugar Nellie

Just the quickest of posts again today as I am off out to go swimming.

This is my newest stamp from Sugar Nelie and is from their "Home Grown" range. I have used my new copic pens again and think that my colouring is definitely improving with these pens. What do you think ?

Anyway hope you enjoy the card

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Soft Summer Copics style

Just a quick post today as I have to prepare for my Pocket Silhouette class for tomorrow.

I apologise that I have used my Soft Summer flower again but it is a perfect image for colouring techniques. I have had a play with my new copics again but this time I have been quite brave and used much darker colours. What do you think ?

This card also uses card offcuts from my scraps box and a tiny offcut piece of designer paper that was left after I cut the sheet for next months class. The only thing on this card that isn't a scrap is the piece of ribbon and this is a length of Stampin' Up! whisper white grosgrain which I coloured with my copic pen to get a perfect colour match to my flower. Have you noticed though how perfect the match is also to the Rose Red base card ?

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Something completely different

Hi there

I thought I would share something a bit different with you today. I have had this little cutie for over a year and don't think I have ever inked her until this weekend. I am not the most confident at colouring in and I think that's why she has been in the drawer for sooooooo long.

However I have recently decided that I do need to practise as I love the effect. I have seen some gorgeous coloured images out there on the internet recently and the way I figure it is this....those talented girls must have started somewhere. This attempt is using my new copic markers and I love the way they work.

So be prepared to see more of my colouring attempts in the future and please feel free to pass on all your hints and tips to help me along on my journey of discovery.....

Monday, 25 May 2009

Soft Summer in Pumpkin Pie

Hi there
Just a quickie card to share with you today. This is the beautiful "Soft Summer" stamp set from Stampin' Up!. It is actually a 2-step stamping set but I like to sometimes just use the outline stamp and watercolour it myself rather than using the two stage stamps.

I have been working on my class projects for next months class and I am loving the "Earth Elements colour family we will be using.

I have somewhat overlooked the vibrance of some of the colours in this family but hope to remedy that now I have had a bit of a play with them. As a result this card uses Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Just tooooooo cute

I just had to share this little guy with you. I was off on my travels blog hopping last night ( when I should really have been typing up class notes)

I found him over at Angie's Chic n Scratch blog HERE and she even has an amazing video showing how to punch him out and put him together. As soon as I saw him I just had to make one for myself. I didn't have exactly the same punches that Angie used but I just adapted the ones I do have to make the ears and the legs.

Well now I really do need to get on with my class notes for next week.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Playful Petals in Almost Amethyst

Hi there

I hope you like my offering for today. I have used the "Playful Petals" Stampin' Up! set which comes from the Mini Catalogue. This is a gorgeous set of stamps and it is the first time I have used this tulip styled flower. I have to also say that this is a large A5 size card which is unusual for me as most of my creations are for much smaller C6 or square cards. I think the flowers are big enough to make an impact even on this larger format.

I have also used some more of my designer papers, this time it's the turn of the "Tea Party" pack which is stunning on it's own but also designed to match perfectly with this particular stamp set. I think I am going to need a lie down if I keep on using my papers on such a regular basis............either that or .....
I may just have to order some more supplies before the "Buy 3 and get a 4th pack free" offer finishes at the end of this month.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Holiday Treasures Top Note Purse

Well I have been awake since before 6am this morning so that was excuse enough for me to get in my craft room and create something to share with you today.
I found this adorable little purse over on Becky Roberts Blog
here and just had to give it a try. I have to say it was soooooo simple to make with Becky's excellent easy to follow instructions and I think they are going to prove somewhat addictive. I must also add here that once this little purse is put together it really is very, very sturdy.

Please note that in keeping with my new resolution to use my SU papers I have broken into my Holiday Treasures pack of paper and the designs are just soooooooo gorgeous in that set.

I am off to my little Great Niece's School Spring Fete in a short while and then I will be busy preparing my materials packs for next Thursday and Friday's Pocket Silhouettes class ( sorry for the confusion girls, the dates are 28th and 29th for the classes).

I shall hopefully be back tomorrow with something to share with you.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Still raining but it's summer really here in Bacup

Hi there

As you can see from my post title it is still raining here. But as promised I have made another couple of cards on my summery theme.
I have a small confession to make........I now have lots of Stampin'Up! patterned papers as I just could not resist the fantastic "Buy 3 and get a 4th pack free" offer this month.

As a result of my little shopping spree I decided that I really should use some papers on cards today ( I usually only buy papers to look at and stroke....not to use lol) I do admit that I haven't exactly used a vast amount of my paper stash on these 3 cards but it is a start hee hee

Anyway hope you like these extra 3 cards

Soft Summer

Well here in Bacup it is pouring with rain this morning. In light of that I thought I would ignore the weather and have a go at pretending that it is summer.

With that in mind what better stamp set to play with than "Soft Summer". There is something about this stamp set that just MAKES you reach for beautiful summery colours when you are working with the stamped images. This card is using Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose for the flower, with Certainly Celery and Mellow Moss for the branch and leaves ( then lightly over-coloured with Creamy Caramel on the actual branch part) I have also used tiny pieces of Stampin'Up! designer paper as a patchwork background as this effect also reminds me of summer fabrics. The pack I have used is "Sweet Always ". The papers in this particular set also go brilliantly with Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie.

As a very special offer this month, Stampin'Up! are giving you the chance to get FREE papers.

Buy ANY 3 Packs of their 12x12 Designer and Patterned papers and get a 4th Pack (of your own choice) absolutely FREE

This offer is valid until the end of this month. If you are interested then please email me for details of how to place your order.

I will be back later to show you the other colours and designs that are helping me to pretend that it is a beautiful sunny day today.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Missing in Action again.........

I am so sorry I have not been around again for a while. No matter how much I try to come on here and post regularly life keeps getting in the way.

I have been really busy with my craftroom clear out and getting things ready for my next classes and that just has not left much time for "actual" crafting.

I have managed to make one card this week with my new "Mr and Mrs" stamp set. I love the sheer elegance on this set and can't wait to find some more time to play with it.

Hope you like this little card. The cardstock is Real Red and Mellow Moss with Basic Black. I love how the black makes the flowers look so striking.
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