Thursday, 30 May 2013

Tiddly Inks You and Me

Hi everyone... 

Firstly I'd like to say a very warm welcome to all my new followers. Thank you so much for choosing to follow my blog and I hope that you enjoy your visit.

Today I have a card which I made for a swimming coach who's had a big part to play in the swimming successes of both Leonie and Brandon. She recently got married and I really wanted to make her a card to mark the occasion.

I ordered the Tiddly Inks image You and Me a little while ago just for this card, but when I saw Alyce pair it with Alison's arch image recently, it just seemed perfect.

It was only when I was editing these photos that I realised I'd forgotten to add the heart shaped doily I had inked up ready. What a numpty! Never mind, the lady loved her card. 

She has kept the one I made for her as a thank you for all her hard work when Brandon moved out of her squad. It's nice to know that people don't just bin them after all our hard work. 

One of my friends brings out all the Christmas cards I've made over the years and displays them all every Christmas. Talking of which I really must make a start or I'll never be ready. Even if it is 6 months away!

You and Me has been coloured with copics

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R21
Suit: W1, W3, W5, W7
Boys Hair: E21, E25, E29
Girls Hair: E11, E13, E15
Dress: C00, C0, C1, C3, Blender
Archway: E00, E11, E15, E18
Flowers: RV91, RV95, RV99, BV00, BV25, BV29

The papers are from Maja Vintage Spring Basics. These are such lovely papers and they also have the cute calenders and tags too. The flowers are a mixture of WOC, Kort and Godt daisies and Rolled flowers (using Memory Box small pinwheel die). All the pearls are from The Hobby House.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark (colouring)
Crafting for All Seasons - Wedding/Anniversary
Deep Ocean - Ribbon and/or Lace
Paper Make Up Stamp - Anything Goes using a digi
Make My Monday - Handmade Embellishments (rolled roses)

Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Divas by Design - Friendship

Hi everyone...

I know, I can't believe it either 3 post in as many days!

Today I'm back with my card for the new challenge over at Divas by Design. This week our challenge is

We're sponsored by Flat friends this week and the DT got to play with some of their images. Why not pop on over to the Divas by Design Challenge blog and have a look at some more Flat Friends images that my lovely teamies have used and get some inspiration too.

I've used the image Rainy Days on my card and teamed it with First Edition Up, Up and Away papers. Thought they would go well with the image as they have cute little clouds on them!

The image has been coloured with Copics and I've added some Glossy Accents for the rain drops. You can just about see them in the photo.

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Blues: B91, B93, B95
Greens: YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67, G99
Boots: E41, E43, E44, E47
Clouds: C0, C1, C3, W0
Sky: BG0000, BG000

The dies for the embellishments are:

Joy Crafts - Floral Flourishes Leaves
DooHickey - Vintage Daisy and Cloud
Die-namics - Rolled Daisy
Memory Box - Arboscello Tree
Marianne Creatables - LR0205 fence

Looking forward to seeing what lovely creations you make.

Happy Crafting.

Janine xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - Homemade Backgrounds

Good morning blogger friends...

I'm back today with my DT post for Anything Goes and this fortnight our challenge is to 
make your own background paper.

Well I had an image of what I was going to create and in the end it was nothing like it!

I started off thinking I was going to make a tag and use an old Acey Deucey image - a bit kind of altered art. It just wasn't turning out to be anything like I imagined and just wasn't right somehow, so it ended up in the bin!

In the end I made a card using Tiddly Inks Alison Witch.

I started again by making the background paper. First I applied Vintage Photo ink directly from the ink pad onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water. Then I dabbed my paper on top and then used a heat gun to set it before applying the Brick Red in the same way. I tried a little Dylusions Teal spray on a separate piece of paper, but it accidentally went on my background too. I quite liked the effect so that's how it's stayed.

Alison Witch has been coloured in my usual Copics.

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11
Hat & Dress : W7, W5, W3,W1, W0, W00
Hair : E18, E15, YR07, E07, YR04, YR000
Red : R59, R29, R46, R22

I finished off my card using some flowers from WOC, a bow with a lovely Rhinestone crystal from The Hobby House and the flourish is garden branch from Marianne Creatables.

I've never made my own background before and I must confess it stressed me out a bit because I'm not familiar with the techniques. It certainly was a challenge but I'm pleased with the results.

Hope you'll join us. I can't wait to see what you make and hopefully learn from some experts!

Remember if you're short of crafting goodies do have a look at Craft Den's website, Lynne has been adding lots more to the site.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with handmade bow
Heart 2 Heart - Creature Feature
No Matter Which - Things with Wings

Happy Crafting.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Some Very Exciting News ....

Good evening everyone...

I'm just popping on to tell you about some really exciting news I received yesterday evening. I've still not come down from the clouds!

I've been invited to join The Hobby House Design Team!!!


Our first challenge over on the Challenge Blog starts on 1st June and is a nice and easy Anything Goes.
Why not pop on over to The Hobby House blog and meet the rest of the very talented team.

I can't stop smiling - what a fantastic start to the week!

Hope you have a super week too.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Anything Goes Challenge - Shaped Cards (No Squares)

Good morning everyone. 
Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend (UK). Well the sun was shining for most of the weekend and it certainly feels like summer is on the way.

I'm back today with a DT card for the Anything Goes Challenge and this fortnight our challenge is

Shaped Cards (no squares ).

I'm really enjoying making these shaped cards at the moment. I'd quite like to get some of the bigger Go Kreate dies that make cards bigger than 6x6. I think I may need to get an A4 die cutting machine though. If you've got any advice on which ones are good I'd love to hear your comments.

Today's card uses the gorgeous Hannah Lynn 'Melissa' image.
I've made this for my niece who's mad about Huskies. This was the closest I could get.

The card shape has been cut using Go Kreate Frilly #7 large and the papers are Prima 'Rondelle'. All the papers have been edged with Walnut stain.

As usual the image has been coloured with Copics.

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R21
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E29
Cape: R20, R21, R22, R35, W3
Wolf: W0, W1, W3, W5
Sky: BG0000, BG000, Blender

I've also used the following dies to embellish my card.
Marianne - Garden Branch
Memory Box - Small Pinwheel Posie
DooHickey - So lovely wrapped heart

If your after some more goodies for your craft stash, remember to pop on over to Craft Den and have a look at the lovely things Lynne has in stock.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Cutie Pie Challenge - Lots of Layers
Fashionista Challenge - Shabby or Vintage
House of Gilli - Anything Goes + Pearls and Lace
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes (optional gift packaging)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Anything but Square
Crafts 4 Eternity - Colour Combo
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for dropping by and your lovely comments. Hope to see you again soon

Happy Crafting,
Hugs, Janine xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Divas by Design Challenge - Add a Number

Hi everyone,

I'd just like to say a big warm welcome to my new followers. Thank you for choosing to follow me and I hope you enjoy your visits.

I'm back today with my card for the latest challenge over at Divas by Design. This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo. The challenge is a nice simple one and is 'Add a number'

For our cards the DT were given a choice of a few images and I chose this cute little girl holding a balloon. She's called Balloon Sitter.

The papers are First Edition 'Bird Song'. I love pink and green as a combination - my two favourite colours.
The flowers have been made using various dies, and have all been edged with walnut stain. I've also used a few pearls from The Hobby House and some ribbon from Mei Flower.

Dies used:
Memory box small pinwheel posie
Marianne Creatables English Rose LR 0162
Joy Crafts Leaves
Dienamics Rolled daisy and By the numbers only
DooHickey Dragonfly

She's been coloured with the following Copics

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Trousers: E41, E42, E43, E44
Balloon: G20, G21, G24, G94 and Blender
Hair: Y21, YR23, E13, E15
Gound: W0, W1, W3, W5

Here's a close up of the flowers.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Cutie Pie Challenge - Lots of Layers
Love to Create - Punches and Dies
Dilly Beans - Think Pink
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with a ribbon

Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely day.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx