Friday, 13 March 2015

More Challenges!!

Hi everyone,

I got a little distracted over the past few days and instead of practicing my colouring and doing my class I decided to make a few cards and enter a few more challenges.

The first was a real challenge at , to make a Christmas card on one layer! I've never done that before so this is what I came up with. I really can't remember where this stamp came from, I've had it in my stash for years and never used it. The highlights of colour were done with gellyroll and a wink of stella pens. The sparkle doesn't really show in the photo.

This next image is from Sweetpea stamps as a digi. I was drawn by Connie Fong and I think it is just adorable. The challenge is on their facebook group. I love the colours used in this image and would not have been able to do it without the classes at Kit and Clowder.

The final card I've completed was the most fun! I used Starburst stains in 'Amarylis Burgandy' and 'Jack in the Pulpit Green' to create a shimmering background and stamped a greeting over it. This was for the challenge at - sentiment only!

Now, I really have to get back to practicing my colouring!!

Take care

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Spring, Easter and Mother's Day

Hi Everyone,

Today I have some more entries to challenges, I haven't abandoned my colouring, I need a break, I'll show you some progress in my next post.

First up is a card for From the Heart Stamps monthly image challenge. The stamp is called Easter Trio, I love stamps like this as it feel like you are getting loads as the images can be used separately or together. I have coloured it with my promarkers and simply matted and layered it.

This one is probably going to end up being my Mother's Day card, so it is going straight in the post when this has been published! It is for a challenge at 2 Cute Ink using their butterfly doodle stamp. It is again, coloured with my promarkers and simply matted and layered with a few gems added for sparkle.

Finally this cracker is for an anything but a card challenge at The die is from Tonic and the digi stamp is from 2 Cute Ink. Coloured with my promarkers, having 4 images on one cracker is a great way to practice my colouring!

Thats it for now, there is more coming later.....

Friday, 6 March 2015



Earlier this week I suffer from every digi crafters worst printer ran out of ink! Between doing a bit of research on the best place to find new cartridges I decided to make a few cards and enter them into some blog challenges.

BEWARE...the follow photos deal with the 25th December....not everyone wants to know about it but as a crafter I need to be prepared. I'm not fond of making a load of Christmas cards in the first two weeks of December!

So, first up is a card for, the challenge was to use warm greys and reds as a colour scheme. This is an 8x8 card with a Hunkdory image and Klever Konstruction flowers.

The second is for, using little critters.Again, this is a Hunkydory image and some papers from my stash!

Both these cards are also entered into craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 for the March challenge.

And finally, the last card to be entered into a challenge is over at This was a sketch challenge!
That's all for now!

See ya' next time!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Hi all,

Since I've been doing a bit of colouring I have also been shopping for digi stamps. I have never really got on with rubber stamping and was aware of digi stamps as I use Craft Artist quite a bit but never paid much attention to them. OMG.... there is a HUGE range of them in loads of different styles! I have seen so many that I want. One thing that I did notice was if I saw a digi and thought 'that's not really for me' and then saw a coloured sample it really does make the digi look more useable, I've seen so many that I wouldn't go for only that I saw a coloured image. I've been mainly looking at animal images as that is the class I'm doing at kit and clowder, I knew of 2 Cute Ink but recently found from the heart stamps, they have some really nice images that I think I'll use a lot!

I have moved on with my classes, trying to avoid flicking, having a go, getting frustrated and going on to something else. I really must practice. I have also decided in time, I'm going to create a colouring journal to keep a record of the blends and colour combos that I like or find useful together.
My blending is coming along nicely, I've even decided to colour a few of my rubber stamps, to me, they look good enough to put  on cards!

 The top two are from 2 Cute Ink and the lower two are from Crafter's Companion.

My faith in my promarkers is waning slightly, they blend beautifully but I really don't like flicking with them. They'll do for animal flicking but I really think that before I start the clothing and skin and hair classes I'm going to have to upgrade my pens. The question is - do I get the flex markers and stay with letraset or do I save like mad and get Copics? The copics at least can be refilled but they are very available in Ireland. Anyhow in between time my 142 promarkers are up for sale! 

And with that.....Take Care!