Saturday, 31 January 2015

My Time To Craft 'Bugs & Insects' Challenge

Good morning all, I hope you are all well and keeping warm during this cold spell we all seem to be having.

So today see's the start of a new challenge over at My Time To Craft and this week we are all about 'Bugs & Insects' BUT they have to be part of the main image on your creation.

I was stumped for what to make this week as I didn't have any images that had the main part as a bug or insect so in desperation I turned to my Silhouette to see what I could come up with. I love this little bumble bee I used, it looks way too cute for a bee lol. I added Black Enamel Accents from Ranger to all the black parts to give them some sheen and then added Stickles to the wings. I background was another cut from the Silhouette Store as were the hearts with the lettering drawn instead of cut. 

I am giving this card to my granddaughter Sophie who is 8 as she said she has to have a card for her boyfriend because that means no one else will be able to kiss him! You have got to laugh at them, haven't you.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cuts - Honeycomb Screen #56062 by Jennifer Wambach, Happy Bumble Bee #39896 by PPbN Designs & The Heart Just A Basic Shape.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
To be edited.

Thanks for stopping by, see you all soon.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Natalie & Amy's 'All About Love' Challenge

Good morning all.

Wow it is so so cold here, we had snow but it didn't settle as we had had rain through the night but I know a lot of you have it far far worse weather so stay warm and safe.

Anyhow onto the matter in hand, this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge it is 'All About Love' so could be valentines, wedding, anniversary etc.

For my card today I used this adorable panda from Crafter's Companion called 'Party Paws - Love From Bamboo', the sentiment came from the same set. I decided on a scalloped 6" square card for this image and kept the papers to a minimum (really I was using my scraps lol). I coloured my image with a bit of a scruffy style to give him a ragged look and then added glossy accents to the heart and it really does shine but I cannot get it to show up on the photo's. All supplies are listed below with those in RED available in Natalie & Amy's Store HERE

6" Square Scalloped Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Core'dinations
Designer Papers - First Edition J'Adore
Medium - Promarkers

Promarkers Used:-
Heart - Firebrick, Burnt Umber, Roswooed, Champagne, Linen & Satin
Panda - Black, Warm Grey 4 & 5

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Aud Sentiments - Valentine or Love Sentiment 11/02
C.R.A.F.T - Valentines or Love 05/02
Cute Card Thursday - Stamping Mad 05/02
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 05/02

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Elisabeth Bell Guest DT Card

Good morning all, today I have another card for you featuring one of the lovely Elisabeth Bell's Digital Images.

I decided to go all summery with this one and this image just reminds me of my daughter and my niece who are the same age all but 5 months between them. They were inseparable as young children and would always want an outfit the other had, to the point that my sister in law and I would buy two of something if it was for either of them lol. As a family we always holidayed together right up until our children were teenagers and would constantly get the 'are they twins' questions.

So I went Elisabeth Bell's 'Little Friends' image which can be found HERE and tied it together with nice pastel colours and a summer sentiment. Printed the image on my new laser printer and then cut out on my cameo, along with the sentiment. The papers are from the Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastel Collection.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy
Designer Papers  - Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastel Collection
Image - Elisabeth Bell 'Little Friends'
Sentiment - Create With TLC
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E00, E50 & R20
Hair - Raw Sienna, Mustard & Buttercup
Left Bikini - Lemon, Soft Lime & Primrose
Right Bikini - Orchid, Heather & Soft Mauve
Left Bucket - Soft Green & Tea Green
Right Bucket - Mango, Peach & Soft Peach
Sand - Mustard & Pineapple Crush

Have a good day.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Elisabeth Bell's World 'Hearts' Challenge

Good morning all, it is lovely to have you here today.

It is time for another challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World and this month we would like to see 'Hearts' on your creations. 

For my card I have used a retired stamp called 'Beary Hugs' which was sold by Belles 'n' Whistles until it's closure and of course created by the wonderful Elisabeth Bell. I cut the red background of hearts on my Silhouette Cameo and then placed some heart backing paper behind it too. A simple sentiment also cut on the silhouette to finish it off.

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Do Crafts 'With Love' Retired
Image - Belles 'n' Whistles 'Beary Hugs' Retired

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E00, E50 & R20
Hair - Walnut, Cocoa & Nutmeg
Top - Watermelon, Cocktail Pink & Pale Pink
Trousers - Blue Grey 1, 2, 3 & 4
Teddy - Caramel, Cappuccino, Sandstone & Champagne

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Pile It On - Hearts &/Or Flowers 31/01
Bunny Zoe - Hearts 08/02
Simon Says - Have A Heart 28/02
DL Art - Valentines Day 11/02

See you all soon.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

My Time To Craft '2 Or More People' Challenge

Good morning all.

Today's challenge at My Time To Craft is to 'Use an image with two or more people in it'. There are numerous image's around blogland and the shops with more than one person yet I went completely blank when I first saw the challenge, now having made it I can think of several lol.

For my card I used this image called 'Together Forever' from Lili Of The Valley, it was another one that came in the art pad I brought. I used a single piece of First Edition Summer Breeze paper and just picked colours from that for my image. The ribbon was white to start but I coloured it to match with a promarker. A few little pearls added and the card was complete.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock & Designer Paper - First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Pearls - Dovercraft (I think)

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E00 & E50
Female Hair - Raw Sienna, Mustard & Buttercup
Male Hair - Walnut, Cocoa & Nutmeg
Female Clothes - Tea Rose, Budding Rose, Pale Pink & Muted Pink
Male Clothes - Herb Green, Soft Khaki & Yellow Khaki plus Putty, Almond & Antique White
Swing - Cappuccino, Sandstone & Light Fawn
Ropes - Tan & March Hare
All Shoe Soles - Warm Grey 3, 2 & 1

That's all for today, see you all soon.