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Monday, 30 June 2014

Clockwork pony

It another fine day here in the UK the sun is out and we have two weeks until the schools kick out for the summer.

Today over at TTPHC it is our no right angles challenge so it can be ANYTHING but has to be with curves or wobbly lines...easy right?


I blew Clockwork Pony into an A4 size and curved the corners to make a curved picture.


Fairly straight forward but i wasn't happy with the colours once i had put it all in a frame with glass in it but i really love the image...and i know from experience if i dont like the end result and i tweak it, it ends up being totally wrong so i left it as it was.


I put a few gear in the corners as it is a Steampunk image and distressed the edges with Tea dye ,Scattered straw, Wild honey  and vintage photo distress inks and then mounted onto a complimentary background paper.


As always i used my Copics and after making and finishing the image i lastly mounted it into a fram that i had up cycled and painted and then coated in Croco crackling colour(copper)  and here is the end result....


Thanks for looking and yes i know the end result has right angles but the project didnt my trying to change the corners and make it different just didnt work with the frame i had available. :0

Thanks for looking!







Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Flower Ladies Sheri Lotus by Simply Betty Stamps

Flower Ladies  at Simply Betty Stamps  are rather cute! And consist of four flower ladies which are Betty Rose, Corinne Calla Lily, Irene Dahlia and Sheri Lotus.

This one is Sheri lotus.



This one is called Sheri Lotus and i have to say i love her!  What i love most about digis is that you can make them any size you want!


So i obviously coloured my Lotus digi and then mounted onto an 8x8 card base and used a number of papers from the Lydia collection and some silver card to matt and layer her ready for the card.  I love the flowered paper its gorgeous.  I then  used some Spare Parts- pink/white flower/ribbon brads that a lovely swap partner sent me a few weeks ago. The white ribbon actually has roses etched into it as the design.  And last but not least a couple of resin pink and white roses.

I always love colouring with copics but this time as with the other flower ladies i used  a mix of copic and pencils

This time i used the following combos

Hair E79, 29, 27, 70
Lips R 20, 21
Skin E 50, 51, 53, R 20 cheeks
Dress combination of Derwent inktense pencils in purples
Eyes V 12, 15, 17

And that another one completed thanks for looking.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simply Betty Stamps - May fan page  challenge






Simply Betty Stamps Flower Ladies Betty Rose digi




Flower Ladies  at Simply Betty Stamps  are rather cute! And consist of four flower ladies which are Betty Rose, Corinne Calla Lily, Irene Dahlia and sheri Lotus.

This lovely lady is Betty Rose
 I used papers for this card from The Lydia Ross designer Collection - The Lydia Collection. I also backed the image onto a bit of gold mirri board and then more paper from the LRC.  Then added pale green lace.   Pale green half pearls around the top left and bottom right corners. Then followed b a bit of bling.  The sentiment that came with the image was distressed with a touch of tea dye distress ink.
I used the following colours on her but the dress i actually coloured with inktense pencil from Derwent in different shades of yellow and oranges.
Skin E 11, 51, 53 R20 cheeks
Hair N 2, 4, 6, 8
Lips R20, 21
Eyes G00, 03, 05

I will be entering her into the following challenges:

Simply Betty Stamps - May Challenge





Flower Ladies Corinne Calla Lily by Simply Betty Stamps

Do you ever have a favourite? I have to admit i try not to but i really like this digi Corinne Calla Lilly from Simply Betty Stamps...she is lovely



I used a few papers from the Melody Ross collections- The Lydia collection...there is a great mix with this paper pad which made it easy to use just that one with the four flower lady digis i have been colouring.  I distressed the edges with a tea dye distress ink pad.

I made a lovely mix of yellow, white and yellow/orange roses for the top right corner and the sentiment. Then used some ribbon to make a multi layered bow.
Again with this lovely digi i used a mix of copics and pencils

Hair YR 27, 23, 24, 21
Lips R20, 21
Eyes G 03, 05, 07
Skin E 00, 01, 02, R20 cheeks
Dress green/yellows

i would like to enter the following competitions:

Simply Betty Stamps - may fan page challenge

Flower ladies Irene Dahlia

This is my last post for today and the last of the Flower ladies called Irene Dahlia by Simply Betty stamps and would you believe i only have one picture! thanks to blogger throwing a wobbly.


So i used the Lydia collection papers and distressed the edges with broken china distress ink pad. there is also a bit of mirri board there too.  Again i used some lovely Prima say it in crystal from my swap partner Darcy and  finished off with two paper flowers that a white with a hint of blue.

Colours used.

Skin E 11, 53, 51, 50 cheeks R 20
Lips R 20, 21
Eyes B 02, 01 ,04
Hair YR 27, 24, 21
Derwent inktense pencils in different shades of blue.

I would like to enter the following challenges:









Monday, 16 June 2014

#46 Anything goes with The Stamping Chef


Another challenge at TTPHC this week nice and easy anything goes, what could be easier?


So this wee we were sponsored by the lovely Tamara from The Stamping Chef and i was really looking forward to using the digi Kn(owl)edge.  I really enjoyed colouring this digi and it gave me a chance to play arouond with making a background.



I took loads of photos but unfortunately i have the shakes of late and actually only found a few that could be used for my blog post...bah humbug!  Never mind onwards and upwards! i enjoyed making this card i loved the summery colours from the Teresa Collins- Fabrications paper pad.


So i used as many of the papers as i could from the fabrications paper pad and they are double sided so thats an added bonus..  I love the flowery prints and the gorgeous summery colours.  I used a hessian star that has been sitting in a draw just begging to be used and added further embellishments of a paper flower posie with rafia, hession ribbon, Clorse to the heart - metal corners (swap partner - Darcy) and a K for knowledge from Tim Holtz and yes it says knowledge on there too. Lastly i used some spare bits of paper in the same colour pad for the two tags at the top.




So as usual i will let you know my colour recipe as i call it.  I always tend to use Copics and i am totally smitten with them!

Copics used:

Skin E 50, 51, 53 , 93 cheeks
Lips E 93, 95
Hair YR 21, 23, 24, 27
Shorts B 21, 23, 24
Sleeveless jumper R 32, 35, 37
Tshirt R 20, 21, 22

Owl E 31, 33,34, 35, 37, 39, Y 35, 38, 28
Owls glasses B 000, 01

And for this wek that it! Hope you like my creations and i am glad i am finally getting back into the swing of things.  See you soon

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Anita xx



Friday, 13 June 2014

Girly swap with Simply Betty Stamps

I love these swaps that we have two or three times a year with other ladies on the Simply Betty Stamps facebook fan page.

So this time we are doing Corinne's girly swap and my partner was Darcy and she sent me some awesome goodies!  When i received my package i was like a child with a new toy!  Looking and touching and then some more looking and finally a little bit of play.


A lot of the bling was inside this cute box.
So what did she send? Well have a look see at the pictures below and you will see :) Be warned this post is a little photo rich lol.

so we have ribbons, bling,flowers and some lovely stamps..i love the keep calm and put the kettle on...we brits certainly like our tea! 

Yes i have been using some of my new stash...what do you think of the swirly bling and awesome paper pads and those birds and yes more ribbons!



Oops just realized its a little blurred but cant be help i get the shakes.  I love the birds, swirl bling and paper flowers.


Lots of different types of bling....yes i am a self confessed bling, flower and to be fair complete craft addict!  I love what Darcy has chosen for me she definately knows me well lol.


Flowers!!


And last but not least this awesome card and scarf....in my favourite colours...thanks you so much Darcy you are awesome!

No thats it for me but you can carry on with the blog hop below and if you haven't been to the earlier blogs just hop back to the beginning .

1.Betty Roberts


2. Corinne Jones

3. Anita Blake

4. Tanja Charles

5. Jackie Randolph

6.  Melissa Varga

7. Darcy Schroeder

8. Rochelle Ayris

9.  Debbie Miller

10. Helen Smith

11. Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

12. Erin Stephenson

13. Sam Slater

14. Katya Bess

Thanks for visiting and if you can leave a little love that would be awesome.






Monday, 9 June 2014

Show some Attitude!



Hi there this week at TTPHC



we were given Kenny K digi's to play with that show a little ATTITUDE!

I was lucky to get to play with the awesome Kenny K's Warrior Princess from his Myths and Maidenz series.  And quite frankly she definitely shows some ATTITUDE in my book being a warrior princess and all


To start with i decided to just really focus on the lovely digi and not make the card too busy.  so i put a sheet of sage 6 x 6 Coredinations and embossed it with a swirly embossing folder and then roughed it up with a bit of sandpaper.  I then added to strips of the criss cross washi tape by We R memory keepers and then the glitter tape across the middle.  After distressing the edges and making them look nice and rough i distressed it with Tea dye and Scattered Straw distress ink pads.  Last but by no means least i added a triple of beige colour half backed pearls by Recollections (from a swap partner) on the bottom left and top right corners.  I then added an insert saying Show Some Attitude in funky letters

 I used the following Copic combinations when i coloured her up.

Helmet combos W 1, 3, 5, 7
Y 21,23,  26, 28
Gold Pen

Skin E 50, 51, 53
Lips E 93, 95
Hair E 70, 27, 29, 79
Clothing R 24, 27, 29, 59
Cloak YG 93, 95, 99
Boots E 23, 25, 27

This week i will be entering into the following challenges:

Ditzie digi designs - anything goes
Thanks for looking