Monday, 30 January 2012

For my Mum on mothers day... well it's soon anyway!

Another Mo Manning image,  how lovely is she,  I've coloured her in with Prisma pencils, I love the shading you can do with them, and they blend beautifully. I think I prefer them to Promarkers!  This is for my Mum, she unfortunately won't get it. It's going into a competition where they cannot return the cards,  I just hope they all get donated to charity.  Anyway the background paper is from Polka Doodles, other papers have been distressed, dotted and dashed, cut into flowers using the Cricut, no surprise there then. Using my band again to get a different effect, it's growing on me!

Storm in a teacup

Well hardly a storm,  but I bet this little one has a trick or two up his sleeve. I'm going to enter this in the Willow Designs challenge, I have followed the sketch to the letter... I love the colours I used with my Prisma pencils,  I matched the papers after, not always a good idea, I had all my paper stash out on the floor !!! Made the flowers with my faithful Cricut and Flower Shoppe cartridge, florishes from Cake basics and doily from cricut essentials. Don't I just love my Cricut.  The wonderful digi stamp is from Mo Manning,  she just has to stop drawing my bank balance is suffering!!! I used a computer generated sentiment, printed onto safmat! Excellent excellent product.

Hugs and Kisses

I have been trying to use this ribbon band, I'm still not 100% happy with it,  but I shall try it a few more times yet!  Made using the cricut Rosettes and Ribbons cartridge, and the gypsy to fuse 2 together. A lovely image from Mo Manning, gosh what a talented lady, her digi stamps are wonderful. I'm going to enter this into the challenge for Willow designs. Promarkers to colour in, core'dinations for papers, distressed and dotted and dashed as usual. Also I used the Flower Shoppe cartridge for the flowers. A bit of glitter and gems and all done.

Monday, 16 January 2012

So retro part 2!

Another take on the same image, Princess Vespa, this time using Polka Doodles paper for the background and keeping everything else simple, well for me at any rate !!  Coloured in with Promarkers, I wanted a quick card, instead of my lovely Prisma pencils which sometimes take an age to get the tones right. Flower cut from Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge, coloured in with toning promarker, faux stitching, 3 buttons greeting cut from my Safmat printed sentiments I've done, and that's it. Another card for my birthday card stash! lol

So Retro

So Retro.. I wanted to enter the Polka Doodles challenge this week,  and when I saw what the requirements were I jumped for joy. I downloaded some papers from Polka Doodles website ages ago, and needed a project, here it is!  Although I cut the papers about a bit... I have used the large colourful flowers as embellishments, rather than the whole sheet. The second image is the clean digi stamp from called Princess Vespa, perfect. I thought about just colouring her in, but decided to paper peice instead. I printed out an assortment of papers from Pretty  Sweet and Pretty Tuff and printed the digi stamp over the top. The background paper for the actual stamp has also been printed a second time with the wiki definition of Retro, in grey, which I thought was good fun. Anyway after a couple of hours of cutting out, resizing papers etc etc, this is the end result, a bit manic, but then so Retro!  I finished off with a slider greeting. Her face which was cut from plain white was coloured in with Prisma pencils.  Hope you like it. x

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Something new... my new Polka Doodles CD!

How I love my new CD from Polka Doodles, but why isn't there enough time in the day/week/year to make everything we want to! I used this lovely little lady with a digi stamp, and for me kept it really simple, just a bow, gems and sentiment. Thanks Nikki! x

A new beginning

I love this digi stamp from Little Miss Muffet, and just had to use it for a Bon Voyage card, it looks like she is looking into the distance, and in my mind it's me saying goodbye to lovely lovely sister, who has sold everything she owns and taking to the road in her Motorhome, how brave... I torn papers, distressed, cut the embellishments with my cricut, ribbon and a button. The little lady is coloured in with Promarkers.

Best wishes to YOU!

Best wishes to YOU!  I loved this digi stamp from Mo Manning,  and just had to use my prisma pencils to colour it in. I used my solvent with the pencils too, I saw a really good you tube video from Bev Rochester on how to use the solvent... excellent results I think. Used my wonderful Cricut to cut the flower, nit wits papers, distressed, dots and dashes, lace and ribbon.. I wonder what else I could have done !!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Anything goes

Anything goes,  well a bit of steam punk and lacy ribbon, buttons and flowers!  I have used a fab digital image from Little Miss Muffet, such a great stamp for men. I have used my cricut for the cogs, which have been cut from Tim Holz card, distressed using photo vintage by Tim Holz, flowers by Tim Holz too!!  Beautiful wired lace ribbon, which I recently used for my daughters 1st wedding anniversary card,  which was very dainty, unlike this card... buttons from my stash. Coloured in with Promarkers, of course!!  A card for my OH's birthday coming up soon. xx

Summer window

At last I can concentrate on what I love most, crafting!  With the festive season well and truly behind us, what better than a summer window. Image by Elisabeth Bell and embellished with flowers, lace and dottie pearls. Coloured with Promarkers, even though my most favourite colouring in is done with Prisma pencils at the mo.  For my sister whose birthday is coming up soon.