18 January 2018

Take It Easy!

I'm back again today to share with you my latest creation for Inspiration Destination. We are an anything goes challenge, with the occasional optional twist.
This fortnight we have the optional added twist of...

EMBOSSING

wet or dry, you decide

I thought I would use my latest embossing folder, I just had to have this one. As soon as I saw it was reduced to half price at work I brought it lol....one good thing about working in the arts & craft department in The Range, I gets to see stash as its reduced lol xx

I also thought I would use one of my super cute House Mouse stamps



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Tuesday Throwdown- distressing
The Paper Girls- watercolour
heARTful stamping- ATG with stamp

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Poppy' From the House Mouse collection by Joanna Sheen
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Mouse- bark, saddle brown & tan
Poppy- dark chocolate, indian ink, sepia ink, shiraz & poppy red
Leaves- ionian green, beech green & field green
Ground- iron green, hookers green & apple green
Sky- iris blue
Panpastel
'turquoise tint' used to colour distressing on embossing folder

Papers & Embellishments
'winter sky' blue card from Limetree Craft
'red & green' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'entwined hearts' embossing folder by Tonic
'corner sprigs' Shapeabilities die cuts by Spellbinders (cut up)
distressing done using sand block by Crafters Companion
distressed edges done using my thread cutter
image & sentiment stamped using 'Onyx Black' ink by Versafine

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out what fabulous 'embossed' creations the 'dream team' have made.
I will be back on Saturday with my next creation for you.
Until then take care, hugs xx


16 January 2018

Baby Giraffe

I'm here today to share with you my latest {PIN}spirational design team creation with you. We have a super cute photo to help inspire you. You can find it here, or at the end of my post.


I've had this image for ages & just never got around to using it....my first unused image of the year...yay me!! lol 


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
The Crazy Challenge- use a button (giraffe)
613 Avenue- something new (baby)
Crafty Friends- new beginnings (baby)
Cute Card Thursday- something new (baby)

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Baby Giraffe' by Sylvia Zet from Whimsy Stamps
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Faber-Castell Polychromo Pencils words in brown
Baby
Skin- blush, cinnamon & medium flesh
Hair- sandstone, van-dyck-brown & bistre
Hat- pink mittens, medium flesh, light flesh, yellow, cadmium orange, light yellow ochre, cocoa, black, walnut brown & burnt umber
Shorts- yellow, cadmium orange, light yellow ochre, cocoa, black, walnut brown & burnt umber
Giraffe- sandstone, walnut brown, bistre, yellow, cadmium orange, light yellow ochre, cocoa, black, walnut brown & burnt umber
Ground- april shower, warm grey VI & warm grey V
Surround has be coloured using 'salty ocean' distress ink by Tim Holtz 

Papers & Embellishments
DP-'Baby Steps' from the Back To Basic collection by Dovecraft
'white' colouring card from Rymans
'brown' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
My stash- wooden giraffe button

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Sizzix BIgshot
'ribbon flower' border die cut by Apple Blossom DIOBO164
'ornate square frames' by Go Kreate
Distress inks applied using 'Dreamweaver' stencils brushes
'5" square white card blank'

This fortnights {PIN}spirational image

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow to share my next creation with you. Until then take care....hugs xx


13 January 2018

Hog Heaven

Its time for my first My Time To Craft challenge of 2018. So lets get this crafty train going. Our theme for the next fortnight is....

SOMETHING NEW

baby, car, house, stash.....you get the idea!


Ok so, my new goodies are, the pillow die cut & the piggie, fence & sentiment stamp.
Isn't the piggie just a proper cutie. I think I'm in love with them xx



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Everybody Art- latest purchase
Shopping Our Stash- out with the old in with the new
Aurora Wings- anything but a card
Use Your Stuff- something new

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Hog Heaven' by My Favourite Things
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Faber-Castell words in brown
Piggy- tea rose, venetian red, cinnamon, dusky rose & cinnamon
Heart- poppy & caput mortuum violet
Fence- sandstone, raw umber, praline & bistre
Grass- forest green, deep cobalt green & emerald green

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Boofle' paper from the 12 x 12 patterned stack by DoCrafts
'blue' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Sizzix Bigshot
'pillow box' (with Poinsettia) Thinlits die by Sizzix
'stitched ornate rectangle' die cut unbranded
'piggy & fence' stamped using Tuxedo black by Memento
'Oink' stamped using onyx black by Versafine

Thank you for stopping by today. please do pop over & see what fab 'something new' creations the DT ladies have created. I will be back on Tuesday with my next DT make to share with you. Until then take care....hugs xx



11 January 2018

Bunny says Thank You

I'm here today to share a quick post with you. I'm off work this week & have been busier than I would have been at work...go figure!

I really need to get a wriggle on, I need to get ahead with my crafting....with the hours I'm working at the moment I don't seem to have enough to craft as well, so need to get ahead as much as possible.

Anyhoos, I'm here to share with you my latest 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie' DT creation. You will find this fortnights cookie here or at the end of my post. 


I just loved colouring this cutie in. Need to practice my watercolour sky & grass though, not sure I like the finished look!!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
DL ART- winter or thank you 
Time Out- thankful
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- ATG with a critter
Pile It On- thank you

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Bunny & Butterfly' by Wild Rose Studio
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Bunny- oak, saddle brown & carmine pink
Flowers- iris blue, dusky purple, shiraz, carmine pink & ink black
Stems- field green
Butterfly- lagoon, peacock blue & red violet
Sky- iris blue
Grass- hookers green & apple green

Papers & Embellishments
'purple & pink' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
DP- ' Pretty In Pink' from the Back To Basics collection by Dovecraft
My stash- purple ribbon

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Diamond Press by Crafters Companion
'thank you' from the Sentiments Two set by Spellbinders
'5" square white card blank'

 This fortnights yummy cookie

I hope you will take a few minutes to pop over & see what fabulous creations the IYGACAC DT have made using this cookie. Don't forget you can use anything from the cookie, colours, patterns, whatever inspires you. As long as we can see it!!
I will be back on Saturday with my first creation of the year for MTTC.
Until then take care
hugs xx


5 January 2018

Colour Crazy GD....

I'm so excited, I have been asked to join in with the lovely people over at Colour Crazy for a term as guest designer. I just love their creations & try to enter at least once a month.

Anyhoos for my first creation we were lucky enough to get an image each to play with from our sponsor..... Polkadoodles.....one of my favourite digi image sites!!
So after much looking & getting 10 down to 1,  I chose this little cutie....



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- ATG with a critter

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Breaktime' by Polkadoodles
Promarkers/Flexmarkers words in black
Faber-Castell Polychromo Pencils words in brown
Boy
Skin- blush, venetian red, medium flesh & cinnamon
Hair- lemon, van-dyck-brown & light yellow ochre
Hat- april shower, olive green yellowish & earth green
Shirt- winter berry, delft blue, blue violet & purple violet
Trousers- denim blue, bluish turquoise, helio turquoise & cobalt turquoise
Tree- tawny owl, dark sepia & van-dyck-brown
Leaves- forest green, deep cobalt green, hookers green, leaf green, emerald green & permanent green
Acorns- walnut, nutmeg & raw umber
Axe- amber, burnt sienna, gerbrannt ochre, icicle, warm grey V & warm grey IV
Sandwich- oatmeal, raw umber, brown ochre, cocoa, grass & hookers green
Napkin- red, paynes grey, middle cadmium red & madder
Boots- lush green, deep cobalt green, hookers green, pine & pine green
Mug- blue grey 3, dark sepia, warm grey VI & warm grey V
Squirrel- rose pink, oatmeal, black, dark sepia, bistre & burnt ochre
Grass- grass, deep cobalt green & hookers green

Papers & Embellishments
'kraft' card from the 12 x 12 kraft stack by Papermania
'green' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'Relax' scrabble tiles large & small by Creative Expressions

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'onyx black' Versafine ink
'6" kraft card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main Colour Crazy challenge blog to see what fab creations the DT have made....
I will be back tomorrow with my latest creation for MTTC
Take care until then 
hugs xx