Monday, October 24, 2011

Missed it

Oh well after all that hassle of bringing my laptop to work today I still missed the cut off for The Greeting Farm Challenge, have to make sure that I take a photo of my creations and upload well before the challenge is due to expire. I thought with the time difference between Australia and the US I'd be OK but obviously not. Never mind will try harder next time and have to have a look tonight at what this weeks challenge will be.

The Greeting Farm Monday Sketch Challenge

This was a really nice sketch, the only problem for me is I made the card a little small so I was unable to place a circle of any sort under my character but I think it still turned out OK. The other problem I have with circles is I don't have any tools to make small circles outside of my punches which aren't big enough and my EK Success circle cutter which are too big and I'm still waiting on delivery of my circle and scallope circle nestabilities.

I've made this card for one of the bosses daughters who is turning 4 next week and the stamp I've used is Flutter Anya and she is soooooooooooooo cute. I've used teal colours to colour her and her blonde hair and unfortunately until I get home from work today I'm unable to load the colour copic's I've used as I'm doing this in my lunch break as I didn't want to miss getting into the challenge on time.

This is the sketch they've given to be used

and this is my interpretation of it.

I've added Kindy Glitz to her wings and little bling to her ponytails, the paper's I've used are scraps from a Kaiser range from a few years ago, Prima bling and Stampin Up punch and stamp.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pretty in Pink and Flowers Galore

I really enjoy colouring with Deb's Emerald Faeries stamps and this one is no exception, I've created this one for a special friend who I think deserves it.

For this creation I've used BG & Bo Bunny pp's, Bazzill cs, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & I Am Roses and also from my own stash, Prima velvet leaves, Melissa Francis flower stem and the button is unknown (had this one and quiet a few others for a long time now). I've used dimensional magic on the flower petals & the lady bug and also liquid pearls and kindy klitz on Ally's wings. The digital stamp from Deb's Emerald Faeries is Ally & Beeble, I've also used my new Spellbinder Nestabilities large scallope oval & large oval.

I'm entering this card into The Emerald Faerie Garden - Flowers Flowers Flowers and also Craft Your Passion - Double up with Pink.

The Copic's I've used for this image are:

Flower - stem
G99, 94 & YG63

R35, 32, 20 & 11

Lady Bug
R35, 32 & 20

RV23, 10, 02 & 000
E33, 31 & 53

E35, 51 & 50

E000, 00, 02 & R20 (cheeks)

First Christmas Card

Well I've finally made my first Christmas card of the year and I'm really happy with it, I've used a free digital stamp from Digital Doodling and she is so cute. I hope to keep going with these now I've got the ball rolling cause as we all know that Christmas isn't that far away now.

I'm entering this card into the Wild Orchid Challenge - Christmas Fun Challenge #34

I've used Bearly Mine digital pp's, fringe from Bizzy Bec's & lace from my stash, white Flower Soft for the snow and also liquid pearls as the falling snow and of course the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Copic's I've used are as follows

B23, 12, 00 & 000

E50, 51 & 31

R29 & YG63

E49, 37, 35 & 31

E000, 00, 02 & R20 (cheeks)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Animal Card

So I've finally coloured my first animal and I'm not too sure that I'm real happy with it but it's not too bad for a first effort. I'm looking forward to maybe looking at some more tutorials on how to do fur.

This card I've done is going to be for a friend, who like me just loves cats and recently had to put her's to sleep. She was 18 years old and an absolutely beautiful cat, giner & white and full of personality. She has been with my friend through the tough times and also through the good. Missy you will be sadly missed. xxxx

This card I will be entering into The Paper Shelter - We Love Animal

I've used pp's from my stash, rubons, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, BG Opaline pearl flourish and Queen & Co felt embellishments.

The Copic colours I have used are:

Cat's Body
C3, 5 & 7

Cat's Ears
RV000, 10 & 20

BG10, 13 & 15

Halloween Card Challenge

Well I know that we don't celebrate Halloween out here in Australia but I thought it was worth a go going outside my comfort zone for this one considering one of the challenge sites I'd like to enter the card into was to do an easel card which is also a first for me.

I've used the La La Land stamp Witch Marci which is a digital stamp and of course my Copic Markers, and also Bearly Mine Free Digi papers Halloween theme.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - Easel, Simon Says Stamp - Halloween or Goth, One Stop Craft - Halloween, Craft Your Days Away - Halloween Colours

The Copic's I've used

Hat & Dress
V01, 12, 15 & 17
YR04 & Y35 & 38

Shoes & Hair
C3, 5 & 7

YR04 & Y35 & 38 & C3

E31, 33, 35 & 37

E000, 00, 02 & R20 (cheeks)

Happy Halloween to everyone in the US or to anyone else that celebrates this occassion.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

2nd Design Kit for Scrapsidaisy - Cherish

Well who would have thought you could create a LO that you are really happy with when you have 2 pieces of pp that you have no idea where to start with. The LO is quiet simply but I think it is really effective.

I will be handing this kit over the Leisa from Scrapsidaisy tomorrow and I'm sure it will be for sale in the store shortly.

Die Cut & Punch challenge

So I'm on a dead line for the challenge at Deb's Emerald Faeries, had no idea that tonight was the night it finished, thank goodness I had finished the card just had to take a picture. Didn't think I was going to make it due to it being dark and unable to take a photo then realised I can actually scan it, not too sure if it has turned out great but we'll see.

I've used Deb's Emerald Faeries Boo & Snookie, I've coloured using my copic (sorry forgot to right down the colours) and I've used quiet earthy tones as well as in the card. I had to make the card a large one just to be able to fit the image along with some embellishments otherwise it would have been queit boring with just the image.

I've used a Martha Stewart around the corner punch and a Stampin Up label punch for my punched items and a Labels Nestability for the cutout of the image. I also thought I'd through in some hand cut clouds and all the flowers have been cut out of an old BG pp.

I'm hoping to possibly enter this card into a couple of other challenges, however I don't have the Blogs or websites handy but I will advise of these at a later today. (tomorrow hopefully)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2nd Birthday Card Request

So as I said in my previous post I've been making cards for the people I work with and this is the 2nd one I made over the weekend.

It is Luka Fishing from La La Land and I got inspiration for the card through google images also from a website called the Inktrap.

Due to this card being very similar to the one I took inspiration from I won't be entering it into any challenges but I really love the way it turned out, so Thank You to the Inktrap.

Birthday Card requests

Well this is another card I made for my boss at work as she had a few family birthdays coming up this month so this is the first of two. This one I will be entering into the weekly Monday challenge at Craft Your Passion, the theme is A Card for all Occassions. This card does have Best Wishes on it but I guess that can mean more than one thing.

I did find some inspiration for this card through google images but unfortunately I was unable to locate the designer the next time I went back in there. So whom ever you may be thank you for the inspiration and if you would like to contact me so I can give credit please do so by leaving a comment under this post.

Requested Wedding Card

So I've been colouring up a storm as late as I've had a few requests from some of the staff at work for cards which I'm happy to do as I'm just loving my Copics and my new digi stamps and papers.

This card I've created is for one of my collegues who is attending a wedding at the end of this month and I finally finished it today. I must say that I think it is absolutely beautiful and it was great to see a wedding card done on Down Right Crafty by Kate to help get the mojo going on this one. I already new what I wanted to do and it all came together quiet well.

Sorry the picture quality isn't the best but I ran out of daylight. I was going to enter this into the Simon says stamp challenge "Sparkle & Bling" but looks like was just a little to slow this time. Maybe another challenge will arise for me to enter this one into soon.

Monday, October 10, 2011

LO from the Scrapsidaisy Sketch Challenge

I finally managed to get this LO done for the sketch challenge, it's been done for a couple of days but I had to wait for the weather to clear to be able to get a decent photo and then I've been slack in actually getting it uploaded.

This is the end result

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bearly Mine Challenge

This challenge for Bearly Mine you had to use 3 different pattern papers, I've used Spring Flight and Fairyland Dreams which I'm loving. These are great papers and they have a huge range. I created this card for my mum's birthday which was yesterday, the stamp I've used is La La Land Marci with Flower Pot. The Happy Birthday is from Deb's Emerald Faeries digital stamps, the flowers are from I am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts and the grass isa quick kutz die and the fence was from a swap but has been made using the cricut and cuttlebug for embossing.