Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sketch It Saturday - Just a Note

Hi everyone.  Wow the weeks sure are going by fast.  1st March tomorrow and not a sign of Spring in sight!

I have a quick card for you today, following Viva La Verve, sketches for February, this is week 4.

I am trying to use up the scraps from papers I have used this past week.  I used a Kraft base for the sketch.

I used a little stamp set from Hot off the Press.  Stamped a little on the background the large note and sentiment.

For the inside I used the same papers, but didn't stamp the backing.  Just adding a tiny couple of notes to the message banner.

Now if you know me - I find it difficult to leave blank space, so couldn't resist adding some ribbon, pearl dots and the little flower.

That's it for today.  Off out to do some errands now.  So catch you all tomorrow.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #95: Anything Goes (closes 5 Mar)

Creative Fingers Challenge - Challenge #69: Anything Goes (closes 5 Mar)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Fabulous Friday - Some new stuff :-)

Hi everyone.  Yay, its Friday!

My girls had some Amazon gift vouchers for Christmas, and they were struggling to spend them all. So, what is a mother crafter to do, I bought some off them of course (they have put the money in their savings instead) and this is what I ended up with.

1. Fiskars Stamp Press
2. Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Blossom Pastels)
3. Wink of Stella
4.  EK Succes Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
5. Ranger Glossy Accents
6. Spellbinders Celebrations - Pierced Ovals
7. Spellbinders Nestabilities - Decorative Labels 8

I did buy the wrong Wink of Stella - I wanted the brush, but these are markers. They will still get used though, and I will get them another time.

Anways, I couldn't wait to have a little play this morning.  I used the Decorative Labels 8 to make up a quick card, along with the wonderful Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies #2 w/angel wings set.

I do not own many dies, but I have to say I really love these.

I even had a flower left from the other day, when I was using my Perfect Pearls. For the inside I used the same papers and added a little tiny butterfly to the message panel.

Here's a close up.  Don't you love that butterfly.  I added some Flourish with a Bling, Pewter Adhesive pearls and they seem to have taken on the colour of the papers - so look purple.

I inked all the edges of all the papers with the new Colorbox chalk ink.  The papers are from the DCWV The Rustic Stack.  I added some ribbons to the base and top layer too.

A little bit different for me.  What do you think?

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Cheery Lynn Designs - Challenge #173: Anything Goes (closes 28 Feb)

Crafting for all Seasons - Challenge #96: Dies and/or Punches (entry #2, closes 2 Mar)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #216: Lots of Layers (closes 3 Mar)

Craft Catz - Challenge #268: Use your Dies/Punches (closes 5 Mar)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

What's new Wednesday - Painting with Perfect Pearls

Hello!  Happy Hump Day.  Hope your week is going well.

This morning I spent some time getting messy with Perfect Pearls.  Did you know you can paint with them?  I didn't,  I always thought you had to use the Perfect Medium that comes with them.

Anyways, I decided to use some of the fabulous flower and stems cut files from Polkadoodles to make up another card and have a play with the flowers.

So these are the Perfect Pearls I used today. All you do is add a little scoop (a little goes a long way) to a paint palette and then add a little bit of water.  And off you go.

I painted up the leaves first, here is one completed the other plain.

Then I attacked the flowers.  I painted several layers on some and just one on others.  And then the gold for the centres too.

Then I assembled them up and made up my card.

The papers and scroll are from the fabulous Dollie Daydream Goes East collection.

I also added some Perfect Pearls to the scroll too.  Here's an angled shot to show the flowers.

The flowers centres are the adhesive backed Pearl dots from Flourish with a Bling.  Here's another close-up.

For the inside the same papers and my message panel.

I distressed the edges and rolled up the corners - love that you are all liking those corners :-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Challenge #80: Use a Sentiment (closes 16 Mar)

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #112: Anything Goes - twist Birthday (closes 28 Feb)

DL.ART February Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (closes 28 Feb)

Inky Chicks - Challenge #47: Flowers (closes 14 Mar)

Simon Says Stamps - Monday challenge: No Rules (closes 1 Mar)

Appreciate you stopping by and hello to my new followers.

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

'Tis Tuesday - Lose yourself in the Music

Well it is :-)

Hi everyone back again to share a quick card with you.

Once again using Work & Play 8, this time with the dashing DJ.

I used one of the design sheets, plus some papers.  So the image was pre-coloured and then I layered him up for dimension.  You can get this digi to colour too - see the end of the post for the links.

Adding some of the fabulous cut files too.

I think he looks so cool and I love that sentiment.  For the inside the same papers and then adding my banner panel.

I inked all the edges of all the layers and love the dimension of the DJ.

There you have it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Made it Monday - Classical

Hi everyone.  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

I love Monday's - as the kids are in school, hubby is in work and it is oh so peaceful in the house :-)

Today, I did a little bit of colouring with my Prisma Colour pencils.  I did the skin with my limited supply of Copics.

I decided to use the pianist off the fabulous Work & Play 8 - Music collection.  She is also available as a single digi download, the links are at the end of this post.

I couldn't resist adding some Sakura Stardust gel pen to her bow and dress - it was difficult to get a good photo.

The classical and treble clef of cutting files available in this collection.

For the inside panel I left the paper as is, because there is plenty of space there to put a message.

I distressed all the edges and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I hope you all have a fabulous week.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sneaky Peeky Sunday #3 - Whose been in my craft room?!

Hi everyone.  So, today's sneaky peeky post is a little bit of crafting done by none other than my fab hubby.

He decided to come join me in the craft room this morning he has his own little area of desk - look :-)

Now can you see what he is building?  Each of those 5 by 5 squares is about 2 inches, so you can see how small this is!

It comes in a flat sheet and you have to snip out all the pieces.

Some more pieces - any clue yet?

Did you guess?  Here is the Golden Gate Bridge!  Who new it was so small eh!

I love how detailed it is.

I put it next to a dime, so you can see how small!!

And one last shot - all you need now is some really tiny cars to go on it LOL!

And here is a photo of the real thing, that you may recall, Emily took whilst we were on our road trip last year!

So, this morning I attempted to do some colouring, but after 3 failed attempts I gave up.  I do have a little sneak of a card I will share later in the week though :-)

So, what do you think of Andy's forage into the craft room - not bad eh!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy carfting.

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