28 November 2012

Can you tell what it is yet?

Were you the annoying one in the family that would "inspect" all the parcels
under the tree and work out what was inside?
Tee hee, that was me in our house!!
Which is why this particular image makes me smile
What do you think of the parcel?
I copied the pattern of the holly paper using my Copics and then
added a dash of Perfect Pearls Interference Green over the top of the bow
 to replicate the sheen on the satin ribbon embellishment.
I also used Perfect Pearls (Sunflower Sparkle) on the ribbon slider chippie
.....well it is Christmas!!
Elise Gift - Make it Crafty
Fancy ribbon sliders - Make it Crafty
Perfect Pearls Interference Green & Sunflower Sparkle
Copics (see below)
Christmas Scrolls/Christmas Holly paper - Craft Creations
Ribbon and pearls from stash

Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the bling
Paper Creators Crafts - All About Christmas
Thanks for dropping by

26 November 2012

Christmas is coming....look busy!

Just a quick post today
This is one of this years Christmas cards
Snow Noel - CC Designs
Crystalline Border die - Memory Box
Ribbon from stash
I first saw this adorable stamp on my friend Delphine's blog, not only
is it cute but very quick and easy to colour
(just what I need right now as I am way behind with my Christmas cards!)
So guess what I am doing for the next few days......
....colouring like a woman possessed!!!

23 November 2012

Bribery - Bunny style

Now as some of you know my husband is a farmer
and he is none too keen on those cute little bunnies with fluffy white tails
that hop about in his fields merrily munching his crops!
So we do have to control the rabbit population and one of the guys who helps us
do that is a mighty fine marksman
But the bunnies are hoping that he might
be open to a bit of bribery....
...well it is Christmas!
I do wonder though if they might have more
success with a bottle of brandy!
Bunny with Gift by Mo Manning
Caran D'Ache Pablos and Polychromos pencils
kraft card
Paper - Santa's Secret Garden by Imaginisce
Spellbinders die
Pearls and ribbon from stash
Chalk ink
Sentiment by Box of Colours
Thanks for hopping by the blog today
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22 November 2012

It's Mo time again!

My son is an RAF Cadet and as such he has had the
opportunity to fly a plane several times....
....so when Mo Manning released this image
I just had to get it!
Mo Manning - "Dream" 
The image has been coloured using my usual combination of
Faber Castell Polychromos
Caran D'Ache Pablos
and a couple of Derwent Artist pencils
on kraft card
Papers - Best of British by Forever Friends
Die - Magnolia Doohickey Starlight Lace
Here is a close up of the young pilot 

Mo's Digital Challenge  - Don't be Square
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything but Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Kids and teens
Thanks for visiting
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14 November 2012

Game of snowballs anyone???

I wonder if we will get any of the white stuff 
here in the UK this winter.

Here is a card using one of the new
Make it Crafty
 digital images

Now my sticky Copic saga continues......
(the E's are out to get me) 
so I grabbed my pencils to rescue the areas that were causing me grief
and to save my sanity.

Thank you by the way for all the tips and tricks you have been
kindly sending me regarding this annoying phenomena.
Regrettably as yet I have not found a satisfactory solution, but I will
of course let you know if I do! 

Here is Melissa in more detail

I also had a play with acrylic white paint, glitter glue and one of Zoe's new
delicate snowflake chippies.
Prepping the chippie with white acrylic gives you a fab base
allowing the glitter glue to sparkle to the max!
Melissa Snowball digital stamp - Make it Crafty
Delicate Snowflake Chippies - Make it Crafty
Timeless paper pack - Forever Friends
Coloured pencils
White Acrylic paint dabber - Adirondack
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sticky gems
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8 November 2012

Santa...the younger years

Kids have furtive imaginations....
cardboard boxes become cars
blankets and chairs transform into camps
.......so what do you get if you combine
Santa's hat and beard
a red nose and fake antlers.....
oh, and the poor pet pooch?

 I am not sure that our pet Westie would have appreciated
being turned into a reindeer when my son was little!!

Santa Louis by Mo Manning
Nestabilities Decorative Elements Labels 8
Chalk ink

Mo's Digital Challenge - C is for.....(Christmas)
ABC Christmas - Vibrant Colours
Crafts and Me - #109 Reds
Crafty Creations Challenges - No flowers
Creative Inspirations - Red
Diva's by Design - Lets go cute!

Thanks for dropping by
Crafty Hugs

6 November 2012

Copic Creation

Today I thought I'd share with you a simple
coloured image
Oh if only you had seen me whilst colouring this
over 20 times......yep you read that right!
I was having major sticky Copic issues!!
Kenny K - "Color me Janette" by Whimsy Stamps
Oodles of Copics
Thanks for dropping by

5 November 2012

Without Words November Challenge

Keep it simple
No need for bling
if that's how you like it
then come
join in!!!
Without Words Challenge

This month the theme is:

Whizz Bang
(think vibrant colours of fireworks)

OK, for those non Brits out there who might not know why we have fireworks
November 5th
"Bonfire Night"

We celebrate the fact that in 1605 a man by the name of Guy Fawkes
tried and failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament!!

We even have a little rhyme about it

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason
why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot

Well I think that is enough history for today, don't you,
so here is my creation:
......and not a firework in sight....just bright zingy colours!!!
(and sparkle courtesy of glitter glue) 
Thought I would have some fun & gave Dani lacy tights!!
Dani with Gifts by Mo Manning
Eskimo Kisses paper pad by Basic Grey
Stickles glue
Ribbon from stash
Now please remember the rules:

Put away your doilies, flowers and bling
it has to be
Clean and simple
if you want to win!
(sentiments are allowed)

Please post your entries HERE

.......as for me, well I thought I might enter Dani in a couple of challenges too
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Stamping for the Weekend - #20 Anything goes
Sweet Stamping - Allthat glitters
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fireworks theme
Mo Manning - Anything goes

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