Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fantasy # Creative Card Crew

Hi we have a new challenge at Creative Card Crew

This week it's anything to do with


Our generous sponsor for this challenge is  Gingerloft

My DT card

This was certainly a challenge well out of my comfort zone, but I have to admit I enjoyed it even though I messed up the first one.. I spent all afternoon colouring and when I did the background I left a slight line under the horses neck. Did I leave it... no couldn't do that, I tried to colour it and got a big deep purple spot arrrrgh!!! I thought as it was ink I could use water to lighten it NO!! that just pilled the paper.
So I had to start again. At least I know for next time what not to do.

This image from Gingerloft is 'Fairy on Unicorn'

The close up is nearer to the actual colours it took quite a few goes to get a good photo.
Copics used BV000 BV01 RV32 RV34 G20 E000 E00 E11 R20 B12 C1 3 5
B60 plus blender
Distress ink Dusty Concord and Versafine imperial purple and smokey grey
Leaf and sentiment stamps from Lavinia Stamps
I also added Spica clear twinkles but it's not showing on the photo.
I didn't want to add anything else, the image matt is 14 1/2cm sq. I made it larger because it's so detailed  any smaller would have been even more difficult to colour.

Some challenges to join in the fun with:

4 crafty chicks ~ Fairy butterfly or angel
Digi Doodle shop ~ anything goes
Frosted Designs ~ no pattered paper
Crafts and Me ~ Something with wings
Cupcake Inspirations ~ photo  used colours
Sentimental Sundays ~ photo inspiration ( the sky)
Samuel Taylor monthly ~ use copics or promarkers
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Do it with digis

Thank you for stopping by,

Love cherie   //*.*\\

Friday, 18 February 2011

Colour challenge # Teddy Stampers

Good morning sweet friends and welcome to my lovely new followers, looking forward to sharing the journey together.

Many thanks too for  your creations for our last challenge they were all amazing, and so nice to visit you.

We at Teddy Stampers would like to invite you to join us for our new challenge ..... it's a colour combo


We would like to see these colours, and don't forget you need a stamped or digi stamp BEAR on your creation.

Our generous sponsor is Whiff of Joy

My DT card

I'm making cards at the moment for my grandaughters nursery, they're raising money to buy a new camera.

Isn't this a cute shape, when it's closed it fits in to a C6 or 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 cm envelope.
You can see how to make an  A5 version on Leann blog of Crafters Companion.
Although it does say you need 6 A5 pieces of card, you only use 4 and one to cut a square from.

A tip that might help is not to use thick card as it's quite springy to close, especially if matting and layering, light weight card stock is fine..

I've used digi papers again I'm really loving the papers from Pink Petticoat ( blossom and mocha plain ) and matched it beautifully with a paper from Popcorn Bear CD... floral.

The cute ted stamp is Penny Black 'snug' coloured with copics E30 31 YR21 and the background R000
W1 shadow

While visiting Cupcake Craft challenge I hopped over to Shelly she inspired me with her doodle borders well worth a visit, she has some gorgeous creations.

I embossed the front panels with a Cuttlebug border folder and added pearls Hobby House Crafts the ribbon was from Whichcraft uk it might not be on the site but you can order by phone.

The sentiment was written on the computer. I left the other oval empty for a personal message.

Some challenges to join in
Penny Black Saturday ~ pretty in pink
Truly Scrumptious ~ pearls and swirls
Digital Tuesday ~ use a die cut and something digital ( digi papers)
Everybody art ~ 3 papers 3 flowers optional ribbon ( hope the embossed flowers are ok)
Ooh la la ~ for someone special..... and mums are really special!!!
Fairy tale challenge ~ diamond fold card

Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend,

Love cherie  //*.*\\

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

For a Loved One # Creative Card Crew

Good Morning,  it's a cold but sunny morning here hope you're all tickety boo!!!

Tuesday means another fun challenge from Creative Card Crew.

This week we want you to create something....


Our sponsor for this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps 

This little girl from our sponsor is called Lucy she's a Valentine's girl but i've used her for a Mother's Day Theme.
I thought I would get some Polychromos pencils to try, which i've used along with Copics, to deepen some of the shadows. These are wax base pencils and, as with any new technique it takes practice to get to know how they work.
I've been thinking lately that I want to spend more time practicing with different colouring mediums.
The Prisma pencils are another one I want to try. If anyone has any tips on the difference between the the two pencils i'd love to hear them.

When I attend workshops at Whichcraftuk we sometimes colour with distress inks and I get really frustrated because i'm pants with them so they are on my to-do-list!!!

Some great workshops this month and a demo day on the 26th hope to see you there!!

There's not much I can say about my card as the papers are out of the scrap pile so not sure where they're from, just thought they went together ok.
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge

There's lots of love in blog land... some challenges to share it with:
Sketch Saturday ~ sketch
Ladybug crafts ~  Love is in the air
Raise the bar ~ Heart
Papertake Weekly ~ Have a heart
The Crazy Challenge ~ Lots of Love
Allsorts ~ Love
Stamp Something ~ digi Friday

Thanks for calling by have a fun day,

Love cherie   //*.*\\


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Peek-a-Boo # Love Bears

Hi lovely friends i'm late with my post,  it should have gone yesterday but life got in the way!!

Thank you for all the fabulous entries for our last challenge over at Teddy Stampers it was lovely to visit you, sorry if i missed you.

Our new challenge for the next fortnight is


Our generous sponsor is Stampin Dragon Designs

My DT card features Teddy Love image from our sponsor

The digital papers are from the 'colour collection' and with each design you get 52 colours, in a plain,  a negative and  a positive design.
The sentiment is from the 'Girly Curly' collection 145 different sentiments for all occasions,
both from Pink Petticoat 

I embossed the white sheet with hearts with a sizzix embossing plate.
Thought i'd step out of my comfort zone and coloured the little bears with Promarkers,
 need more practice with these, won't be giving up on my beloved Copics though.

Some challenges to have fun with:
Cards for men ~ Valentine /love
Try it on Tuesday ~  feel the lurve
Crafty creations ~ inspiration fromthe poem 'my love is like a red red rose'
Chrarisma Cardz ~ no embellishments
Paperplay ~ use a stamp digi or rubber
Crafty Sentiments ~ use a bear

Thanks for calling in have a brilliant weekend,

Love  Cherie  //*.*\\