Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Anybody for a hug?

This little girl hugging her rabbit reminds me of my friend's daughter when she was little. She carried her rabbit everywhere.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Totally Tilda challenge and Kathy's Wild animal!

Hi, here's my entry to the Totally Tilda challenge, which is Tilda and diecuts and punches. It also fits Kathy's Sunday challenge of wild animals on the CMLI group on craftbubble.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Copics or promarkers? Which do you prefer?

No card to post today, but I have been having a colouring frenzy! My dear friend, Diane, sent me some copics to try. I have always been a promarker girl, or a prisma pencil girl, but I couldn't resist trying these babies to see how I would do. Well I have to say that I love the vibrancy of the copics and that brush tip, just does it for me! Being able to gently flick with the pens certainly beats the promarkers! Here's some images coloured with the pens that Diane sent me.
What do you think? And are you a promarker or a copic fan? I'd be interested to know what you think.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Kathy's Monochrome challenge.

This week, the lovely Kathy set the challenge for the CMLI group on Craftbubble. She provided us with a fab sketch to go with her Monochrome twist.
Here's my little mousei card which is a Penny Black image and he's been gently coloured with grey promarkers. this was very much out of my comfort zone, so thanks for that Kathy!

New Di's digi challenge.

We have a new challenge over at Di's Digi designs challenge blog. Please do pop by and see what the fab design team have created for the challenge that is lace and pearls. I have used the sweet bathing bear from Di's digis. He's so sweet and he has been coloured with prisma pencils. Remember you have to be in it to win and this week you could win a fab Joanna Sheen voucher, and if you use one of Di's fab images you could also be in with the chance of winning some more!
I am also entering this card into the following other challenges.
 Willow Sketchie challenge- Anything goes
Crafty Catz - something beginning with b ( brown, bear, birds and bathing!)
Papercrafting journey - Make it cute
Allsorts - it's your choice
Cute card thursday- Winged things.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Penny Black Saturday challenge.

This week's Penny Black Saturday challenge is Lace and Pearls. Here's my little mousie card, that has been coloured with promarkers and I have distressed quite a bit!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

New CMLI Craftbubble challenge

This week we had a guest design spot on CMLI and the fabby Debs provided us with a sketch and the twist was Night at the movies. Here's mine and my movie? On her majesty's secret service.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Promarker and Tilda magic

I'm having a real Tilda love at the moment, I can't seem to stop making cards with her. Having recently re-discovered my promarkers it feels like a new love affair. I have been prisma pencilliing for so long that the promarkers were gathering dust and stayed neglected for such a long time, that I had considered getting rid of them. I'm glad I stopped for a moment though, sometimes old things are just as good and need to be loved as new things and old things need nurturing too. Philosophical me today, I think, so here's some promarker magic using simsalabim Tilda , nitwit and pink petticoat papers, wild orchid roses and crystal stems, stampin up sentiment and one sacrificed button and organza ribbon.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Thank you Diane

This little card is going off on its travels to my friend Diane who lives in Manchester. It's a thank you card for everything she's done for me recently. I can't thank her enough for her kindness, patience and general loveliness and for those fab emails you sent that have made me laugh out loud. Thanks hunny, I needed it! You've  made these past few weeks of difficulty so much more bearable and sending hugs right back at you. I'm coming up for air now and hoping the wind changes ;0) Wish I'd been able to have a pink and grey schoool uniform ;0) x

New Di's digi downloads Challenge.

Morning all, bet it's cold and chilly where you live as it definitely is here brrrrrr. So this week's challenge over at Di's features Snow! Perfect to get a head start on your Christmas cards and you know you want to! Although it does feel kind of weird to be making Christmas cards in February. Here's my card featuring one of Di's gorgeous little images.
I am entering this one into the following challenges.
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Moving along with the times - Cute critters
Papertake Monday - Anything goes
Scrappy frogs - die cuts
Pollycraft Monday - chill out

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

New home for a special friend

A very dear friend of mine has recently moved house and here's the card I sent her to wish her well :0) The stamp is a sugar nellie and the papers are nitwit ones.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Longing for Summer

Here's a pink gem stamp design which I have coloured with promarkers. I had lots of fun finding suitable embellishments for this and the stamped image was a dream to colour. I am entering this one in to the poodles parlour challenge.

Country Style Sugar Nellie

Another stamp that used to belong to Diane! Isn't she a sweetie? ( Diane and the stamp!!)


I'm not really an elegant kind of lady, but here's my interpretation of elegant and classy!

My sweet friend

Here's today's creation using another Tilda from the raising the ceiling collection. I have been playing with promarkers again.....there seems to be a bit of a theme here doesn't there?! I am enetering this one into Dutch Dare card challenges where the challenge is to gain inspiration from the photo there.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Blonde Tilda

Here's Tilda as a blonde! This cute stamp came from my dear friend Diane. ( Thanks hunny!) Tilda has been coloured with promarkers, quite a lot of colours actually in order to get the skin colours right and the reds for the clothing. The die cuts are magnolia doohickey ( flowers) and docrafts nesties. I really like these and they are great value for money! The DPs are Pink Petticoat from the fairy dots collection. ribbon and lace is from my stash.
We were supposed to go out tonight, but sadly the snow has put paid to that. It's more rain like now but I'm not sorry to be stuck at home with my papers, inks and stamps. There will be more cards to come!

Brrrr it's cold outside!

Today sees the snow now falling across Bath and it is beginning to settle in places. So it's perfect weather to stay inside, keep warm and craft! Pop over to the craftbubble forum and the CMLI group and you'll find that our lovely Lauren has set us a fabby sketch with some inspirational colour and the theme is take it as red.
My card is a Sugar Nellie image which has been promarkered! Yep I am using them again folks! Don't faint!