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Sunday, 17 November 2013

One Stitch at a Time #190 Anything goes



Hi there and welcome to another wonderful challenge at

and the theme this week is ANYTHING GOES


This week we are sponsored by the lovely Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet 
with a complete set of images that we used in challenge #188
 and the runner up gets a $3 prize.
But to win main prize you have to use a digi available from the site .

This week i was given a lovely image called Fancy Free and is made by Barbara Jensen Designs and available at the store.


I had great fun in colouring her as she was a digi era i have not used before as reminded me of the 80's but at the same time youngsters seem to be wearing similar these days ......


I used an 8 x 8 kraft card blank and then used a piece of paper from My Minds Eye from 21st street and then topped it with a piece of yellow card. Then i mounted my image coloured on Copic paper that didn't blend as well as i thought it would onto another piece of MME, yellow card and the MME dotty paper. Before mounting it at an angle on the card i added a purple ribbon with some blingy flowers and put four at the corners of the picture.




To finish the front off i added lilac flower/circle rhinestone combination in alternate lines round the edge of the image. Inside the card i wrote a poem for my 13 year old niece for her birthday as she just turned 13 last week.

It reads


To help you celebrate your special day
A little ditty i send your way
A little girl no longer seen
Just a young lady entering her teens
On your journey you will see
How much fun it is to be a teen
But be aware as you will soon see
Those pesky boys will be a tease
So dont be turned just follow your dreams
To be a vet or whatever you deem
So have lots of fun and times anew
And if one day you feel unsure
Your family will be there with snuggles galore

I then mounted it onto two sets of paper and put a couple of pink lilies at the corner and around the edges on two sides i added a little bit more of the lilac bling.



 I used the following Copic colour to colour my image

Skin E 00. 01. 02 R 20 for cheeks
Hair V 12, 15, 17/ 23, 25 , 28 YR 09
Dress/ underskirt  V 12, 15, 17 / B 23, 24, 26
Legwarmers and hand warmers  01, 02, 04
TightsY 21, 23, 26/ flowers promarkers ruby,lipstick red and poppy
Shoes/Bag E 27, 25, 23
Lips R 08, 20

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

I hope you like my creation this month.

Color me creative










Monday, 11 November 2013

Winter scenes with optional people or animals

Hi there and welcome to another challenge with


and this week we are sponsored by the lovely

Delicious Doodles Shop

The theme this week is a winter scene/animal or person and i was lucky enough to work with 


She made a lovely Christmas card.  I started with an 8 x 8 silver blank card and then matted a piece of dark blue adorable scorable card onto it and then a piece of snowflake paper out of my stash.  I then added a piece of white spider web ribbon and then on top of that added a lovely silver ribbon.
I mounted Angelique at a slight angle on the card just for a little difference and to make it easier to place the sentiment at the bottom (again mounted on blue and then silver card and the lovely grouping of flowers, pearls  and pins.


I added so white frosted branches with some white and blue flowers and added in some pins one with an angel on it to the left and the other with a blue heart on the end.
I glittered the image with a little blue on her dress, silver on the snowflake ,white on the wings and a little copper in her hair.



I used the following coloured Copics to colour her and for the first time i used a Copic bleedproof pad which takes a bit of getting used to!

Skin E 000, 00, 01, 02, R20 cheeks
Dress B 21, 23, 26
Hair Y 21, 23, 24, 27
Wings E 40, 41
Lips B 01, 04

I hope you like her 

I am entering this card into the following challenges :









Sunday, 3 November 2013

One Stitch At a Time # 188 Use a digi

Hi there and welcome to another wonderful challenge at

and the theme this week is USE A DIGI


This week we are sponsored by the lovely Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet 
with a complete set of images that we used in challenge #186
 and the runner up gets a $3 prize.
But to win main prize you have to use a digi available from the site .

I was lucky enough to have the lovely digi called Angelique made by the lovely Delicious Doodles!

So i hope you like my Christmas stepper card that i have made this week!  The photos don't do it justice at all due to the bad weather we were having at the time and no sunshine....


I used a gold glitter card and then layered with a silver patterned card.  On the back part of the stepper card i added a flower with some jewels on stems and blue ribbon with a silver one on top depicting  Christmas images,  I also added my lovely Angelique digi!

The front part is again layered with the gold glitter card and silver patterned and added some pearlescent deer on the top and added the ribbon in blue and silver and another lovely red flower with a glittery silver branch and a seasons greetings sentiment mounted again on the the gold glittery card.

I really enjoyed colouring Angelique and i used quite a few bits and pieces to make this card!


The following Copic colours were used in colouring Angelique

Hair E 29, 39, 43, 23
Skin E 000, 00, 01/ R 20 for cheeks
Flowers R 35, 37, 39/ T 6, 7, 9
Leaves G 03,07, 09
Lips R 20, 21
Fur E 40, 41
Earrings Y 13, 19
Top B 000, 00, 01, 02
Eyes B 02, 04

I hope you like her.


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

Avenue 613 - anything goes
Delicious Doodles
Corrosive Challenges - tic tac toe (top line)
Card and scrap -  Christmas
Christmas cards all year round











Friday, 1 November 2013

Thanksgiving or Autumn with JIC

Hi there and welcome to another Just Inspirational Challenges monthly Challenge #3

The Theme is thanksgiving/ autumn and i decided to go with Autumn as we don't do thanksgiving in the UK.

I was lucky enough to find in my stash of digi's a lovely digi called Bundled Brigette from simply Betty Stamps she is so cute and just like here we are definitely feeling the autumnal weather.





 I started by distressing the image edges with the darker rusty hinge and then brought it in lighter with Wild honey (Tim Holtz distress pads)i thought it would go really well with that autumnal look....brrrrr. 

I used a memory box die called Riviera corner  for the flourish made out of a piece of card from my stash.

The papers i used for matting and layering were from My Minds Eye  Street Market and a handmade paper from stash. and a 8x8 card blank. Added a piece of lace and last but not least a lovely paper flower!



I love the  autumnal poem called "Autumn of Fires" by Robert Louis Stevenson.  So i added that as my sentiment,

I did muck up though i cant tell you the copic colours this week as i cant find my recipe list! And just realized its a horrible photo! but the weather is very dull here at the moment.

I am going to enter this card in  the following challenges:

Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
D L ART
Hanna and friends - anything goes
Scribble and scrap - anything goes
My creative moments -anything - wordplay Saturday challenge