A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Autumnal Elizabeth-J

Brrrrr! How cold is it getting now? The cold and I really don't get on ....... at all!! Whilst everyone around me seem to be warm and comfortable in T-shirts and maybe one other layer, I have to wear about a million layers to just about start thawing out!

Over the last couple of days I've been very drawn towards colouring up cards in more Autumnal colours using rich browns, rusts and creams (maybe I'm trying to warm myself up that way) hehehe!  Anyway, I made this little card using the delightful Elizabeth-J digi stamp from Make It Crafty.

How very beautiful is she? She was an absolute dream (and challenge) to colour up!  I literally only used a handful of different tones of brown to colour her hair and dress with a little touch of ivory and vanilla for her bodice and stockings.  I had great fun attempting the folds in her dress - I think a little more practise is needed there but I'm fairly pleased with my first attempt at it :)

The backing papers are from Paper Cellar and are called Victorian Classic.  I coloured up the doily and inked the edges to make it blend in with the rest of the colour scheme, then added a few little gems for a bit of glamour!  I coloured my tulle a rusty colour to make a bow which would blend in (it was originally white and too stark).  The lace and ribbon are from my stash and the gorgeous flowers are from The Hobby House - I coloured up the smallest flowers as they, too, were originally white :)  In fact, I also coloured up the little heart at the top left of the card - jeez! my markers must have felt well loved during this little creation hehe! 

Well, off I pop to finish colouring up my other little sepia make - let's just hope my pens have enough ink left in them!!!

Thanks so much for popping by today and taking a peek!
Big hugs,

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Sisterly Love

Hi ladies, today I thought I would share a card I have made from my little boy (who is 6 years old) to give to his sister (who is 26 years old today).  I cannot believe I had my gorgeous girl 26 whole years ago ..... how quickly time flies!! I am as proud of her today as I was the day she was born and she has blossomed into the most beautiful, caring and most loyal woman you could ever wish to meet and, boy oh boy, her little brother absolutely means the world to her! No sibling rivalry here at all ...... I guess that may have something to do with the 20 year age gap hehe ;)

When I saw this image from Redonkadoodles I knew it would make the perfect card from a little bro to his big sis!  The image is called 'Mother and Son' but, of course, can be used in a variety of ways and I chose this one :D

I have coloured their hair in Copics - I so need to get me some more colours in these fab pens!!... and the remainder I coloured in my trusty Promarkers.  The beautiful papers I got from Lili of the Valley and they are called 'Promises'.  They are so beautiful that I just HAD to add them to the forefront via paper piecing as well as in the background! The flourishes were cut from my Spellbinders flourishes set and the beautiful flowers, yet again, are from WOC.  I added a variation of ribbon behind the image and popped a tulle bow at the side to add more texture.

I made up a little sentiment from my PC, added some flat backed gems and, voila!!! All done and ready to give .... well, after little one finished writing his own birthday message inside it (which usually also involves a couple of hand-drawn love hearts, flowers and a mountain of kisses) hehehe! :)

Big hugs to all,

Friday, 5 October 2012

Tiddly Eeeeeeeeks!!

Hi lovely peeps! I cannot believe it's been almost a week since I last blogged - Oopsie! This week has literally flown by - not sure where it went but it certainly isn't here now but hey, the weekend is upon us ..... yay!!! Oh, I do love the weekends! No work! No school! Just FAMILY free-time to spend how we wish :)

During this last whirlwind of a week I did manage to make up a card!  My FIRST EVER HALLOWEEN card!  That's a bit scary in itself!  Here's the little spookster in her full glory :)

This little beauty is called Sugar Angel and is one of a fantastic array of digital stamps over at Tiddly Inks.  I coloured her up with my old faithful promarkers in very daring purple and orange and added a green misty background for effect!  The spider web design was a fab freebie download from Crafticious - also kindly included in the freebie offers are skulls, bones and spooky eyes! 

Because this is obviously a Halloween card, I didn't want to make it too pretty (although I do think Sugar Angel is a little doll) but I actually physically couldn't help myself from adding a bit of glitter and bling :)  I think her beautiful glitter bat wings finish her off perfectly and the googly little spider above her I coloured from a normal colouring page and cut him out (tricky isn't the word!!! - have you seen how skinny his little legs are???), then added a little bit of 3D glaze to make him pop out a bit! 

The spooky tree is a silhouette sticker from Katy Sue designs. The little goofy bat was from a colouring page - cutting him out wasn't half as tricky as Mr Spider up there! Hehe!  The googly eye on my sentiment was one of the freebies from Crafticious - I made the sentiment up just to add a little humour to this otherwise terrifying, spookily freaky card!  Well, ok, I don't think it's terrifying at all but I do hope I've managed to convey my little spell:  A little bit of spooky, a handful of cuteness, a dash of glamour, finished with a little touch of humour :)

The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:

Thanks so much to all of you who pop by my blog and take a peek :) Have a fab rest of the day! Big hugs,