Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Lace

This week's Crafty Sentiments challenge is one that takes me out of my comfort zone - lace.  So far out of my comfort zone in fact that I don't actually have any in the house! So when I was searching for inspiration I thought about digi lace and while I was sorting out how to print it I realised I could do something totally different, I could go digital! So here is my digi creation!


Obviously I used the most gorgeous Crafty Sentiments Two Hearts image and a Crafty Sentiments Birthday Circles sentiment (Billy birthday present) and I also used some amazing papers and elements from Summertime Designs the lace is from the Memories kit and the papers are from her A Little Spring in your Step kit.

Don't forget to pop on over and show the rest of my teamates some love and maybe have a go yourself, maybe this is in your comfort zone!!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Kai

Over at Crafty Sentiments we're doing mini digi releases on a Friday and this week we're releasing this cute little digi - Kai. 

The picture doesn't show it very well but the paper is sparkly, as are the stick on borders and Kai's headband. I coloured her with copics and fussy cut her.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week is a perfect one - anything goes! 
I decided I would ink up one of the Crafty Sentiments newest releases and do a really simple number on it! But then I think think this image is so pretty it doesn't need much more! This is one of those cute bunny ones - Love Boat Bunnies, isn't it the sweetest!

After colouring with my copics I cut it out with my circle nesties and layered it on the lacy circles nestie, and then added a simple Paula Pascual sentiment and voila!


Don't forget to nip on over and leave my teamates some love!

And while I remember I've just got to share this news with you.  Crafty Sentiments are going to be at the Creative Crafts Show - Manchester if you're about don't forget to pop in and say hello to Suzette :)


Sunday, 15 January 2012

How are you inspired?

I just thought I would ask the question; where do you find your inspiration? Occasionally I am inspired by sketches, themes or challenges. Very rarely do photo inspiration challenges get my juices flowing but other people's creations do make me wonder how to get the best out of my stash. I am currently trying not to buy anything else to add to my 'stash' despite my desperation for certain products!  Although these next two cards have made me think I 'need' certain bits and bobs!


My latest two cards are definitely inspired by some amazing cardmakers; Torico and Debby Hughes I really love the CASE study Challenge and I love the idea of a popped up panel with a dp behind it. I know the idea is to CASE the main photo not the dt but I just couldn't resist echoing these two!


This is a CASE of Torico's card here, unfortunately there are several bit I would do differently next time (namely use a white card base not cream!) but I do adore that bit of twine for the balloon string. I used a Pollycraft image (Marleys Party) and yes, surprise, surprise coloured with copics!



I adore this card by Debby, I'm just sorry this card doesn't do it justice! btw sorry for the dodgy photo, hubby must be hanging his head in shame that I was willing to show this! Along with some paper from my scraps drawer I used die-namics flat bottom clouds (I buy from My Mum's craft shop as a good place to buy them from in the UK).  I finished it off with a sentiment from the TSG Blossom by Blossom stamp set.


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Sparkle



Evening all, I decided I really wanted to enter more challenges this year.  I've really slacked in popping things online for people to see.  In my mission though I have decided to only focus on a few challenges, one of my faves at the moment is Sparkle Creations, I adore her stamps and I thought I would ink up one of her beautiful images, Cocktail Emily.   I adore this image, and not only for the name!  This week's challenge is to use something new; Emily is nearly new, this is only the second time I've used her! But my papers are new, love the depth of colour in these papers!

Unfortunately (or not, depending on what you think of the card!) this is a cover up type of card! The triangles in the corners are there to cover up my rubbish piercing, and the scalloped border (which btw is glittery - sorry about the rubbish photo) is there because I slipped when I stuck the dp on, it was very wonky!!! Apart from that it is my usual, stamped with memento, coloured with copics.  Although I did try using a new technique, I popped colour onto the colourless blender to create very pale tones. Oh and the sentiment is a doodlebugs rub on.





Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Water

A beautiful set of new stamps has been released by Crafty Sentiments.  I love this image, Two Hearts, I wonder what they're talking about it? This week's Crafty Sentiments challenge is water, don't forget to pop on over and check out the rest of my amazing dt's creations.


A simple card from me, coloured with copics, a bit of dp and hearts stamped in memento ink.



Monday, 2 January 2012