28 June 2015

Here is something I made earlier.....for Copic Europe!!

Who spotted the Copic Europe Design Team banner???

Yes, peeps - I am on the team!

So lets get the show started with a cutey from Whimsy Stamps

Super Boy by Whimsy Stamps
DP - Best of British paper pad
Star dies - various
Cape - R21, R22, R24, R29, R39, W0, W1, W2, W4, W6, W8
Suit - B00, B12, B14, N1, N2, N3, YR20, Y23, YR31, Y26, W1
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E41, V20
Hair - E23, E13, W1, E21, E53, E50
Boots - R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, W1, W2, W4, Y23, YR21, Y26
Mask - R22, R24, W2, W4
Floor - YR30, E50, E51, E81, E42, E43
Gloves - C0, C1, C2, C4, C6, R21, R24

Stamped with Memento Angel Pink

and here is the cheeky chap in close up

as you can see the no lines colouring gives a much softer effect - probably my favourite technique!

Hope you all have a fab weekend and thanks for dropping by

24 June 2015

New stamps at Tiddly Inks

Ooh, ooh, oooooh! 
Have you seen the new stamps???

Well I'd love to share one of them with you today:

As usual, quite a clean and simple card from yours truly!!

Owl Always Love You - By Tiddly Inks
Sky- B0000, B000, YR30
Leaves - G40, YG61, G82, G85, T4
Branch - E40, E42, E43, E44, W4, W6
Hair - E70, E71, E77, E25, E79
Dress - BG90, W1, BG93, BG96
Owls - E70, E71, E74, E77, E41, E50, W2, W4, E27, E23, YR24
Enhanced with coloured pencil
Ribbon from stash
DP - Hampstead pad by Papermania

Back soon with more colouring creations :)

23 June 2015

Lets go Gothic!

Hello there!

Well it's time for another challenge over at Tiddly Inks
#160 Lets go Gothic

Now this is not a theme I would normally opt for so here is my interpretation of the challenge:

....and I used lots of purple - shock horror - definitely out of my comfort zone on this one!!

Tiddly Inks - Gossmere
Background - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV13, R0000, R0000, R00, E81, E84, YR30, Y32
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20
Hair - C9, C6, C3, BV13
Tiara - YR21, YR24, YR27
Dress - BV00, BV02, BV04, BV13, BV08, N9, N7, N5, N3, N2
Wand - YR27, YR24, E47, E44, E43
Enhanced with pencil

Why not hop on over to the Challenge Blog and see what my team mates have created HERE

Hope this inspires you to have a go!


21 June 2015

Happy Father's Day

Hi there, sorry I have been a little quiet in bogland....
I have been working very hard behind the scenes on projects I cannot share yet!

Anyway, here is the Father's Day card I made for my Dad today

Golfing Tom - CC Designs
DP from stash

Copic Colours:
Grass - YG41, G00, G40, G12, G43, T1, T2, T4
Sweater & Hat - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, B12, B14, BG23, BG49, B00, B16, T1, T2, T4
Club - N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, W1, W2, W3
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, V20, W3, R20, BG90
Watch - E51, E35, E55
Ball - N1, N2
Shoes - BG0000, BG000, T1, T0
Trousers - B91, B93, B95, B97

Happy Father's Day to all Dads out there!!


9 June 2015

Tiddly Inks Challenge #159 Super Power!

Hello everyone
Are you ready for the new challenge over at Tiddly Inks

#159 Super Power

I thought I'd have a little fun with this challenge, but I got carried away and forgot to keep a record of the colours I used......sorry!

Super Stamper by Tiddly Inks
L'il Inker Polaroid die
Quickutz Britannia alphabet dies
DP - Rocket Age pad by October Afternoon
Jumbo paperclip from stash
Chalk ink
Copic enhanced with pencil

Why not hop on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog HERE to see what my teamies have created to inspire you.......and you never know the winner could be YOU!!

Thanks for dropping by

1 June 2015

June's Without Words Challenge

I decided to set myself a personal challenge whilst preparing my sample for you......

A while ago I was blown away by my dear friend Barbara, AKA Forgotten Scraps who has been creating some amazing pencil work on balsa wood and I thought it was high time I had a go myself!!

So here is my first ever balsa wood colouring
for our 
Summer Holidays challenge:

Whimsy Stamps/Wee Stamps - We love you bunches
Balsa Wood
Caran D'Ache Luminance and Pablos pencils
Winsor and Newton Professional Fixative
Chalk ink

If you wish to give this a go yourself here are a few hints....

Firstly, your inked image will bleed, don't panic - it is advisable however to use a lighter ink i.e. not black, that way your pencil stands a chance of covering the areas that bleed badly!

Secondly, it is recommended that you use pencils with softer leads such as Luminance, Pablos or Prismacolor - hard leads will dent the balsa wood and produce ruts on the surface.

Thirdly, seal your pencil work with fixative.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is
Crafters Companion

So for your chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in store please post your 
"Summer Holidays" images HERE

Bring on the summer sun!!!