Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sketch Saturday #482.. Simple Roses


Hey,

Welcome to the latest sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said and they are offering a $10 gift card for their store as a prize.

Here's the sketch..by me!!

I decided to use the Simple Roses image, I really loved the detail in the flowers.

I was pretty true to my own sketch LOL. But I went with a circle instead of a square, as I decided the Roses looked much better in a circle.

The whole card was so easy and simple, I embossed the pink panel for a bit more detail - the swiss dots embossing folder by Sizzix is my all time fave, I totally overuse it. For the sentiment I combined two different dies. The brown strips are actually from the card blank that I cut to size!! Waste not want not. I added two teeny tiny gems to the horizontal strip, I felt they were needed :)

This card has already left my desk and is winging its way to its new owner.

I can't wait to see what you do with my sketch, but first check out what the rest of the DT have made over at Sketch Saturday.

Challenge ends 29th September 7pm GMT / 2pm EST

Friday, September 22, 2017

Prima Princess Stamps: Alexis


Hey,

So I have been slowly acquiring Prima Princess Stamps .

I stamp them, scan them in and then print them onto watercolour paper, so that I can practice my colouring.

Today's image is Alexis, I coloured her earlier this week as part of the the 30 days of colouring.

I am crap at skin tones..practice is not working in this case.

I am very pleased with her hair and the flowers, I think I got all the shading and tones right.

These panels end up in my sketchbook, which I mainly use for tracing images into so I can watercolour whatever I want. I love colouring books, but they aren't always on the best paper, so I retrace them using my lightbox.

Have a great weekend, Hubby and I will be spending it doing the washing mountain.

Cx


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Inside My Craft Room..my desk updated..


Hey,

When I was on sick leave earlier in the year, there wasn't much I could do. So I pottered around the craft 'room' and tidied up and took some new photos.

A few things have changed since I first created my 'Inside my Craft Room' page.

I thought I'd give you a little sneaky peek, I will be updating the page before the end of the year.

The main photo today is the view of my whole desk area. All yummy second-hand Expedit.

I won't give you too much detail - there is a lot to see here!! Obviously front and centre is my Dell All-in-One computer 'he' is my precious baby. The photo on my desktop is of Poppa and I last year at an NFL game (Go Hawks!).

Here's the one big change is the pen storage, I outgrew the one I had made, so I am now using Defacto boxes that have dividers, so you get 4 storage areas - awesome.


Recently I admitted to myself that I love markers and I want to try all different ones out. I have decided I can buy small sets - I have 2 sets of Spectrum Noir markers (blues and pinks) this works well and I just choose my fave colours. You can see Promarker Brushpens in the middle quad and regular Promarkers either side (greys and browns).

Sitting on top are a few fun things - my cupcake pincushion (made by my friend Jade), Pineapple tin - it holds paintbrushes and was a gift from JT, the red thing is a crochet uterus! the Aardvark is called Winston and was made for me by my friend Hannah and the succulent is Scott.

I love my desk area, I like certain things to be in arms reach and I've achieved that here.

I'll show you another little peek of the area that has my printer and fun things..

Cx



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Welcome Sunny Rae...


Hey,

So I have been destashing a bit and selling on the monthly Hero Arts kits, as they haven't really been my style, sad as they are great VFM.

I met a lady on the group I use on FB and she recently had a baby girl - Sunny Rae - such a gorgeous name and the baby is gorgeous too!! As I was sending her a batch of stuff she had bought off of me, I thought I'd make her a card too.

Any excuse for me to make a baby card...

I thought the main focus of the card should be some sort of sunray / sunburst, given the baby's name.

I used an old faithful Crafters Workshop stencil with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.

I really wanted a cute critter on the card and remembered that I had some of the MFT birthday bears die-cut and ready to go, so I coloured the x2 bears and the balloon using Zigs - yes that is a pink bear..creative license..

I love the giant welcome stamp by Lil' Inker Designs, sadly I don't get to use it as often as I would like.

Finally I added stamped Sunny Rae's name on the card - using Studio G alpha stamps from 2011 that I have hardly used, but I keep hold of them for moments like this!

I am so pleased that my card looks like the vision I had in my head, so rare that the final card looks how it was 'supposed' to.

Cx

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #71.. Anything Goes...There is still time to play


Hey,

There is still time for you to join in with the latest challenge over at Retro Rubber.

This time we have everyone's fave - anything goes

Check out what the DT have made to inspire you by going to Retro Rubber and then show us your fun Anything Goes makes.

Don't forget to use a stamp older than a year on your project and tell us all about it, that is a big part of the Retro Rubber fun. Also please feel free to combine our challenge with others, but keep it to a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.

Challenge ends on Sept 22nd.

Cx