Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Lili Of The Valley- James Big Star!

Hey everyone!

Hope you're all well and getting some crafting time. I'm currently working on some Project Life at the moment. I've got 3 different projects I'm working on- a holiday, my son's birthday and his preschool. I'm planning on finishing these before Christmas and at the start of the year, am hoping to get stuck into my online pencil colouring course. Have you got any projects you're working on? As usual, I'll be doing my end of year project round-up and to-do list for next year!

Anyhoo, enough rambling and onto today's card featuring LOTV's James Big Star...

I coloured James with copics and cut around him into a panel which I adhered to the card blank. I added a strip of foiled MME paper which I thought would look lovely against the gold star he's holding. I then stamped "very" by PTI and die-cut the matching "merry" and adhered to the card. Job done! 

Your close up! Such a fun character to colour! 

Be back later in the week with a Gorjuss card. Thanks so much for stopping by today! x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV, PTI); Copics; Dies (PTI); Paper (MME)

Monday, 20 November 2017

Purple Onion Designs- Cora and Thomas (Skating Bunnies)!

Hello again!

Hope you're all OK and had a good weekend. Today I am sharing a really simple CAS card featuring two stamps from Purple Onion- Cora and Thomas (Skating Bunnies) and Pond/Lake Background...

I stamped the stamps (first masking out Cora and Thomas) onto watercolour paper and then coloured with Distress Markers. I added some white gel pen for snow and some Stickles on the hills and tops of trees. I cut the panel out using a large rectangular nestie and adhered to a card base. Finally stamped a sentiment from PTI.

That's it for today! Be back later in the week with another LOTV James and Gorjuss cards! 

Thanks for stopping by  x

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Purple Onion, PTI); Distress Markers; White gel pen; Stickles

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Lili Of The Valley- Christmas Kiss!

Hi ya!

I've got a gorgeous image to share with you today. This will be my Christmas card to my hubby and it's Christmas Kiss by LOTV...

I coloured the image with Distress Markers and then added snow using a white gel pen. I worked out a basic sketch and then distressed all the papers.  The snowflakes are all using PTI dies. I then assembled the pieces adding a PTI ribbon, a sentiment and pearls.

Awwww! Such a sweet couple! Still practising with my Distress Markers but I do like how this one has turned out.
Why why why aren't LOTV making images like this anymore????!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV); Distress Markers; White gel pen; Papers (Maja Design); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz); Dies (PTI, Nesties); Sentiment (Craftwork Cards); Pearls (Prima); Ribbon (PTI)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

All Dressed Up- Christmas Hair Do!

Hi everyone!
How are you doing? I hope you're well.

Today I have the pleasure of Guest Designing for All Dressed Up - thanks so very much for asking me. As you know I'm on a DT hiatus but when I was asked to Guest Design, I couldn't say no!!

Here is Christmas Hair Do...

I coloured with copics and added Kirarina Wink silver pen to the snowflakes and then fussy cut. I cut an aperture using Lil Inkers die into a kraft panel. I added some strips of KI Memories paper at the top and bottom of the panel and raised panel up onto 3d foam pads. I then cut a square of another sheet of KI memories paper and adhered it to the card base making sure it aligned correctly behind the aperture. I then adhered the image, die cut sentiment and die-cut holly in front of the aperture. Finished off with some Sprinkles as berries.

Here's your close up! Such a sweet image and so fab to colour!

Crafty stash used:  Stamps (ADU, MFT); Copics; Kirarina Wink pen; Papers (KI Memories); Dies (Lil Inkers, PTI); Sprinkles (Doodlebug)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Reverse Confetti- Bearing Gifts!

Hey! How's it going?!

It's a relief to have finished my Christmas cards (sorry if you're still going with your's!) so I'm having great fun colouring up some everyday images and I've been doing some CAS cards with some stencilling- a first for me!! But for the moment I will be sharing my mass of Christmas cards!!....

Today I have two mini cards to share using Reverse Confetti's Bearing Gifts...

This is such a cute set! I love the bear but also the scene builder accessories. I coloured the bear with copics. My colouring wasn't as smooth as I would normally do as I had some trouble with sticky copics! I then stamped and paper pieced the scene builder stamps using Reverse Confetti paper and then added some Stickles. I die cut an MFT frame using some more RC paper and then assembled the whole scene using more paper for the sky and ground. Finally stamped the funny sentiment on a MFT banner die cut.

Then I did another one using different paper for the frame and a different sentiment- love the font on these!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Reverse Confetti); Copics; Papers (Reverse Confetti); Dies (MFT); Stickles

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Purple Onion Stamps- Filbert Penguin!

Hi everyone!

How are you all enjoying your weekend? Today I have the sweetest image to share with you from Purple Onion Stamps. Here is Filbert Penguin...

I coloured Filbert with Distress Markers and then added snow using a gel pen. I did a layout using Simple Stories papers- I love the contrast of that dark brown paper. I then added a couple of Carta Bella chipboard pieces from my Project Life stash.

Here's your close up! I LOVE this image so much!! How cute??!!

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Purple Onion Stamps); Distress Markers; White gel pen; Papers (Simple Stories); Chipboard embellishments (Carta Bella); Stickles

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Lili of the Valley- James Bear Balancing Act!

Hey you!

Back again with a LOTV card today featuring the very cute James Bear...

I've gone for just a teeny Kraft card with a simple design. James Bear was coloured with copics and fussy cut. The "merry" is die cut (PTI die) and the matching sentiment stamped. James is raised up on 3d pads and finally some sequins added! Job done! 

Crafty stash used: Stamps (LOTV, PTI); Copics; Sequins (Doodlebug); Dies (PTI)