Monday, 29 June 2015

Berry-Licious - Artbymiran/Incy Wincy

Hello lovelies!

We have a fab challenge for you this week at Incy Wincy, it's Colour Inspiration! Our sponsor is Artbymiran and the very lucky winner will receive 3 digis.

I chose Berry-Licious and here she is...

This is the colour inspiration...

What you need...

Digital stamp: Berry-Licious - Artbymiran
Card stock: bright pink, white
Promarkers: Azure, Blush, Bright Green, Bright Orange, Cerise, Hot Pink, Lime Green, Magenta, Pale Pink, Primrose, Pumpkin*, Satin, Sky Blue, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Stamps: Fruitastic - Paper Smooches
Baker's twine: blue

* Limited Edition Colour

What you do...

Re-size the image, print and colour.
Mat onto a 10.5cm square blank so that the image in in the lower right corner.
Add a 1.5cm deep strip of bright pink card across the top.
Stamp the sentiment to the left of the image.
Wrap and tie twine around the pink section of card.

I think she's so cute. I wanted to keep the card CAS, with a fresh white background so that she would really pop out.

Head on over to Incy Wincy where the girls on the DT have come up with some beautiful samples for your inspiration.

Click on the badge below to take you to the Artbymiran store :o)

Before I go, just a reminder that you have until 23;55 (GMT +1) on 30th June to get your entries in for the current Cosmic Colours Challenge. Click on the image in the sidebar to take you to the challenge, link-up and rules.

I'll be back soon with a little bag I made using the Cricut Explore Air - it's so cute! Thanks for stopping by - ttfn! x

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

My Colourful Chameleon (PaperCrafter Issue 83)

Evening peeps!

How are you? Busy crafting I hope :o)

So, onto one of my illustrations I did for the current issue (#83) of PaperCrafter. I absolutely adore chameleons and when Elaine the Editor asked me to come up with a little card with a cute chameleon on it, I couldn't resist.

Here is the little chappie!

Click on the photo for a larger picture
The card itself is approximately A7 in size - perfect for just saying hello or thank you! You can download the image for free from the PaperCrafter website. All you have to do is print it onto card, colour and fold!

I'm going to be busy doing some more illustrations for Crafts Beautiful for future issues - I can't say any more than that at the moment ;o)

Why not pop on over to the PaperCrafter website? There are lots of free downloads, projects, hints, tips and ideas - all for free!

I'm going to be catching up on a few makes just for me, so I will be posting them up soon.

Take care and thanks for popping by! TTFN!xx

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Retro Cupcake - Limited Runs/Incy Wincy + Blog Hop!

Mornin' all!

How was your weekend? It was dull, wet and miserable here in Norfolk, so not a lot doing in the garden :o(

This week over at Incy Wincy we have a fun challenge for you - Tag! You're It! 

Our fab sponsor this week is Limited Runs and the lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice, if you use this month's freebie - Bird Brain, then you can win 5 digis of your choice - how cool is that?

Plus we have a blog hop too! If you visit each of the DT's blogs and leave a comment, a winner will be chosen from each blog from all the comments left. Each winner will receive a digi of their choice. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning... and more than once! So pop on in and say hi!

I chose a cute little design called Retro Cupcake....

What you need...

Digital stamp: Retro Cupcake - Limited Runs
Card stock: dark purple, white
Promarkers: Aubergine, Bright Orange, Lime Green, Magenta, Oasis*
Ribbon: bright pink
Gems: clear
Hole punch

* Limited Edition Colour

What you do...

Re-size the image, print and colour.
Carefully cut out the cupcake and mat onto dark purple card.
Cut out again leaving room at the top top punch a hole.
Thread ribbon through for a hanger and add a bow. 
Finish with a few gems.

How bright and zingy is this? It would be great teamed up with a matching card.

Click on the Limited Runs badge below to take you to the store. There are oodles of scrummy images.

The Incy Wincy DT have come up trumps again this week with some fab designs and lots of inspiration. Pop on over and have a look and don't forget to leave some blog lovin' on the DT blogs for the chance to win a digi of your choice!

Thanks for calling by. TTFN xx

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Monday, 8 June 2015

Good Cluck To You - Doodle Pantry/Incy Wincy

Heevnin crafty chums!

We have a lovely challenge for you this week at Incy Wincy - Old MacDonald had a Farm and our sponsor is Doodle Pantry.

I chose Quirky Rooster and Hen. This download comes with several images (some in colour), background papers and sentiments.

I used the cute little hen (I'm biased), here she is...

Image by Doodle Pantry - Coloured in by me!

What you need...

Card stock: white
Patterned paper: Greenhouse by Carolyn Gavin - K & Company 
Promarkers: Bright Green, Ivory, Lime Green, Magenta, Mandarin, Moss, Oasis*, Walnut
Baker's twine: bright pink
Button: bright pink

* Limited Edition Colour

What you do...

Re-size the image and sentiment, print and colour.
Mat the sentiment onto an A6 top fold blank.
Cut out the hen and adhere to the blank near the sentiment with foam tape.
Hand cut scallops along on edge of dotty paper and stick to the top of the blank.
Cut a banner shape from cactus paper and fix to the top right of the blank.
Wrap twine around the top of the blank three times, thread through a button and tie in a bow.

Sadly the Greenhouse paper pad by K and Company is no longer available, I've had it in my craft stash for quite some time. Even then I had to have it shipped over from the US (so glad I did). There may be one or two out there on the Internet if you have a good search.

Click on the Doodle Pantry badge to take you to the store. There are oodles of cute and fun images.

The Incy Wincy DT have come up trumps again with some absolutely gorgeous makes this week. If you are looking for inspiration then pop on over for a peek!

Well I'll sign off for now. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting! xx

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Friday, 5 June 2015

Cute Teacup Monster - SLS Lines/Incy Wincy

Afternoon all!

Are you all well and ready for the weekend?

I'm a bit late with the post for this week's challenge over at Incy Wincy  (I have a few personal things going on at the moment), but I'm here now :o) A big thank you to Mari for standing in and doing my Incy Wincy post for me.

This week our challenge is a sketch and we have a great new sponsor SLS Lines! The lucky winner will receive 3 digi images.

I chose an adorable little image called Cute Teacup Monster and here is my card...

What you need...

Digital stamp: Cute Teacup Monster - SLS Lines
Card stock: black, white
Patterned paper: lime/white polka dot, purple/black polkadot
Promarkers: Aubergine, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 5, Lime Green, Moss, Purple
Pearls: black
Rub-on lettering: black

What you do...

Re-size the image, print and colour.
Trim into a panel measuring 7.5cm x 11cm and mat onto a slightly bigger piece of black card.
Add purple and green polka dot panels in line with the sketch.
Finish with a sentiment using rub-on lettering and three black pearls.

Here is the sketch layout. I turned it 90 degrees as I thought the image would look better that way.

Incy Wincy Sketch - June 1st

Click on the badge below to take you to the SLS Lines store. There are oodles of gorgeous, cute and comical images to be found.

My talented teamies over at Incy Wincy have come up trumps again, why not pay a visit and have a look at their makes? You'll find lots of inspiration!

Thank you for dropping by and I'll be back soon. xxx

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Cosmic Colours Challenge #13 - Winner and Top 3!

Hi there my peeps!

I hope you are all well.

I'm back with the Winner and Top 3 of last month's challenge. Sadly there weren't many entries, but for those of you who did enter, I'm so grateful and your makes were all stunning.

So can we have a drum roll please for the winner of  a $15.00 Gift Certificate from A Day For Daisies?

#4 - Bunny!

Congratulations Bunny. Those pears look good enough to eat. 

If you get in touch through my contact page, I can arrange for your Gift Certificate to be forwarded to you. Don't forget to grab your 'Winner' badge!

As not many people entered and as a thank you for those who did, I make you all the 'Top 3' (even though there are seven of you) - I'm the boss and I've decided! So grab your badges for your blog.

I do hope you will all join in the new challenge. It's a gorgeous zingy palette this month (please scroll down to view or click on the challenge image in the sidebar). 

I look forward to seeing your creations. TTFN! x

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Cosmic Colours Challenge #14 - Win a $10.00 Gift Certificate from Bugaboo!

Hello lovelies!

Well it's that time again when I launch another monthly challenge. I will post the Winner and Top 3 of challenge #13 later on.

This month I'm offering a $10.00 Gift Certificate from the fabulous Bugaboo Digi Stamps!

Choosing colours for crafting can be a nightmare! I think these colour palettes are fantastic as the colours are there for you. You just have to decide whether you are going to use patterned papers, card, ink pads, markers or any other mediums. You could have a mix of everything if you wish.

Don't forget it's not only cards that can be entered, any paper craft projects are welcome :o)

I have a beautiful, bright, zingy summer palette for you this month...

Cassis Color - Design Seeds®
This is what I came up with...

The winner can grab a Challenge Winner 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

Three runner up cards will be chosen and they can grab the Challenge Top 3! 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

There is also a 'play along' badge that you can grab if you wish. The codes can be found in the 'Cosmic Colours Challenge Badges' page.

The challenge will run until 30th June 2015 - 23:55 (GMT+1)

Just before I sign off, please read the challenge rules as I have added a new one about the winner claiming their prize.

I can't wait to see what you create - good luck!

Challenge rules...