Friday, 16 February 2018

Polkadoodles DT - anything goes

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my DT card for this week's challenge at Polkadoodles... the DT are following a 'new beginnings' theme, but it's 'anything goes' for participants as always.


I couldn't decide what to make at first, then I spotted this image and thought, passing your driving test is a new beginning of sorts isn't it?  Nothing to do with really wanting to use the image of course... she's called You Passed! from Winnie Celebrations 2, and I coloured her with copics.  The papers and sentiment are from the Work and Play Love & Kisses set, and the stitched rectangle is a MFT die-namics die.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - one word sentiment
Stempelgarten - girly
Simon Says Wednesday - add a die cut
Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up - anything goes with hand coloured image

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Mr Bear and a bunny - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone, and Happy Valentine's Day :o)

I've used one of this month's cute new images for today's card... this is Mr Bear.


He's available as part of the Mr Bear Banner set HERE... I added one of the included sentiments and coloured him with copics.  The papers are older ones from MME (Miss Caroline Howdy Doody), the little stitched tab is a MFT die-namics die and the enamel dots are Doodlebug.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - fab sketch
Animal Friends - stripes and/ or dots
Crafty Animals - anything goes

Now originally I started colouring another of this month's images, with prisma pencils, for today's card, but I wasn't happy enough with it for it to go on a finished card.  So I thought I'd share it anyway as a sort of colouring practice progress thing, and I can keep notes on the back of each piece of where I went wrong/ right, and maybe revisit the images for another go when I've got a bit better with the pencils...


This cute image is Spring Bunny... I'm fairly happy with the jumper and the grass, but made a mess of the bunny and flowers.  More pencil practice required!  The 'off-white' paper (I'm using Canson Mi-Teints) also takes a lot of getting used to when you're used to the bright white of copic-friendly paper.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Everybody Art GDT - car/ motorcycle/ card for a man

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art, where our theme is 'car/ motorcycle', or you can just make a card for a man... easy peasy!


I've used a fab Cuthbert image, available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps HERE, coloured with copics.  The papers are Dovecraft, sentiment is a clear stamp available from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE (so appropriate for the recipient, as he's a bit grumpy about birthdays lol).  The banner die is probably Memory Box and the black dots are Ranger enamel accents - first time I've tried these and quite impressed with how well they set, most of them ended up a nice slightly domed shape, just like a 'real' enamel dot.  I made lots on a piece of acetate and they peeled off easily when they were set, only a few set in strange shapes, but that was probably me lol.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life - grey & yellow
Crafty Calendar - 2 or more layers
Alphabet Challenge - w is for wheels

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Sweet Stampin' - girly

Happy Saturday :o)

Our new challenge theme at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'girly'...



I've been working on my first Prisma pencil colouring class with Kit & Clowder, so I thought I'd make my first 'proper' pencil coloured image into a card for my mum.  Mostly because I couldn't face parting with an image that I spent over a week colouring, unless it was for a 'special' card!  Really enjoying pencils, but it takes me ages to colour with them.

The adorable image is from Di's Digi's HERE, the papers are old LOTV ones (now retired), I think the flower and leafy die are both Memory Box, 'mum' is possibly Clearly Besotted and the Happy Birthday sentiment is a clear stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique, but I can't actually find this one to link up at the moment... will hopefully add that later.  Sparkly gems and pearl from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Dream Valley - use 3 patterned papers
Dragonfly Dreams - flowers
Pile It On - 3D embellishments

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 2 February 2018

Polkadoodles DT - anything goes

Morning everyone :o)

I'm here with my DT card for Polkadoodles, where the DT are following an 'engagement' theme, but as always it's 'anything goes' for participants.


I've used a pre-coloured image for a change... I layered the image on a 'love' heart embellishment before printing and cutting out, then added lots of Nuvo clear sparkle to the 'love' lettering, which again just looks streaky in the photo, but is actually nice and shimmery!  The papers, image and heart are all from the Work and Play Love & Kisses set.  Finished off with some little flower sequins from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Craft Rocket - love
MAWTT - love

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)