19 December 2011

Oops a day late (but it is Christmas)

Please forgive the tardiness of my post, last minute shopping followed by a trip to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie meant all yesterdays good intentions went awry!!

Any way better late than never here is the latest

"Anything but a card"

I decided to make some placecards for Christmas Day

I had great fun with Liquid Applique and Stickles - and the place cards are made using an old Quickutz die I had in my stash.

For those who wish to play along, please post your entries HERE
(You have TWO weeks)

And may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very



9 December 2011

Make it Crafty Challenge time....

OK, this time Zoe set us the following task:

"Recolour an image from earlier in the year............and share both"

Not too daunting a task until you have a migraine for 3 days, then find yourself left with a head that feels like it's full of marshmallow! I've had the concentration span of a goldfish since Monday so not surprisingly my initial Copic recreation went in the bin - major booboo.  Hence I finally opted for pencils - at least I could erase the mistakes!!!

Anyway, here goes, this is the original image I coloured with Copics way back in August

and here is the new version:

I chose a completely different colour palette (yellows, oranges and browns, oops and turquoise hair) with Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft pencils on Kraft card.  Oh and before I forget, yet again I remembered to choose my background papers first - see, I'm learning!!

As in my previous rendition, the flooring was added by yours truly with a Copic multiliner and the super cute little Christmas stamp was a new acquisition from LOTV.  The flat backed pearls were from my teamie Elaines' store Quixotic Paperie.

Why not give it a go, this is an easy peasy challenge - at this time of year you don't need uber difficult challenges especially if you're brain is as mushed up as mine currently is!!  Why not hop on over to the gallery to see what my teamies came up with which will hopefully inspire you to join in HERE

In the meantime I'm going to enter my little golden elves into some challenges myself:
Bizzybecsstore - Christmas
Sundays with Crissy - Anything goes
Bearly mine Challenges - Un-traditional Christmas
Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas (no green)
Creative Card Crew - 'Tis the Season
Oldie but Goodie Challenge - Christmas (no red or green)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the season

Crafty Hugs and Christmas Wishes

4 December 2011

Brrr it's so cold I've turned blue!!

Although, I am a tad chilly it's not technically me that's turned blue so much as my card!!

This week over at Dustin Pike's Blog we're challenging you all to come up with a

Here's mine:

And I was so good this week, I picked out my paper first and then co-ordinated the colouring accordingly - normally I merrily colour my image then pull my hair out struggling to find an appropriate paper!  I feel a New Years Resolution a brewing!!!

Copics Used:
 B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 oh and B0000 and B000 for snowman with a touch of grey to help with the shadows.
Make it Crafty snowflake chippies were covered in white ink then Copic'd to match!

So come on dear blog visitors -  put your greens, golds and reds to one side and come up with something totally awesome and post it HERE for your chance to win a free digi!

In the meantime I'm going to enter these little chaps in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Colour Challenge (Blue, Black or Brown and Tan)
SSDS Challenge - Holiday card
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Beat the winter blues
Stampin with the dragon - Anything goes Christmas
Totally papercrafts - Let it snow

As always thanks for dropping by