Saturday, 28 January 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 116 - K.I.S.S.

Hello Everyone

A very special warm welcome to my new followers - I am flattered that you have decided to follow me so I thank you with all my heart.

Straight on to this weeks challenge at Totally Gorjuss which is K.I.S.S.

Now when I first saw this challenge I didn't know what K.I.S.S. meant it was a good job that Net had put KEEP IT SIMPLE or I would still have been guessing!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the amazing Lili of the Valley - oh my how I just love their products - all of it!  So to be in with a chance to win we would like to see you create a K.I.S.S. card and if you need a little bit of inspiration, get yourself along to the Totally Gorjuss site and see what the lovely DT ladies have created for you.

Here is the card I created:

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "Maisie with Balloons"
Sentiment Stamp:  Personal Impressions "Mix & Match" by Paula Pascual

Image Coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R30
Hair:  E37 E35 E34
Dress, Bow & Yellow Balloon:  YR23 YR21 YR20
Shoes:  E27 E25 E23
Orange Balloon:  YR07 YR04 YR12
Shading & Outline:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00

I finished the card off with my usual faux stitching as I still haven't managed to pluck up enough courage to take the plunge with my new sewing machine yet :os

And that's it!  I have to say I really enjoyed this challenge - it's harder than you think not using all our lovely embellies!

I can't wait to see all your lovely creations.  Have a fabulous weekend.


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 115 - Welcome:

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Let's get straight on to this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss which is "Welcome".

We can't wait to see all your creations and our fabby sponsor this week is Heather's Hobby Haven.  So to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entries in before next Saturday.

If you're stuck and in need of a little bit of inspiration - go and check out what the wonderful girlies had created on the Totally Gorjuss site - faannntaaastic as always.

Here is the card I made:

What do ya think?  This is my very first go at stamping with any other colour then black.  I chose to go with the Memento "Desert Sand" and whilst its not quite a 'no lines' technique I am really pleased with how it has turned out.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "Baby Blanket" (just so incredibly cute!)
Digi Papers:  Nitwit "Bundle of Joy"
Raffia Ribbon:  A wonderful present from my DT Sister Lyndsey (thank you so much!)
Blue Ribbon:  Plain White Organze Coloured with Powder Blue Promarker

Image Colour with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 E20 R30
Hat & Clothes:  Cloud Blue / Powder Blue / Dove Grey E41 E41 E40
Blanket:  E42 E41 E40

Shading & Outline:  W3 W2 W1 W0 W0 Blender Pen

I have edged everything with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I have done the usual faux stitching around the edges by pricking holes through a Tim Holtz ruler (keeps my lines relatively straight!) and then joining them up with a coloured pen - quite effective I think?

I have taken delivery this week of a sewing machine (gulp!) as I just love some of the wonderful creations I see in blog land that have stitching all around it.  Gotta say I'm a bit terrified though and I will need loads and loads of practise before I let myself loose on something that has taken me ages to colour - I will keep you posted.

One final picture then before you all nod off and fall asleep:

This is the inside of card.

That's it for me for now, I'm back in the craft room again all weekend - but I'm not complaining.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 114 - Be a Star

Well Hello Everyone

A big "HELLO & WARM WELCOME" to be my new followers its lovely that you've chosen to follow me - thank you.

This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is "Be a Star" and our fabulous sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion.  Go and check out what the wonderful DT girlies have created for you over at Totally Gorjuss there is a real mix to help inspire you.

Here is the card I have created:

I was asked to make a card for my friend's brother who was turning 18 and he wants to be a pop star so this card tied in with the challenge just perfectly.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Mo Manning "Air Guitar"
Digi Papers:  Scrap Matters "U Rock"

Image Coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E55 E31 E30
Trousers:  N8 N7 N6 N5 N4
Vest:  W2 W1 W0 W00
Boots:  R29 R27 R24 E41 E41 E40

I have edged everything using Black Soot Distress Ink.

For the sentiment all I did was print it out and draw the explosion shape around it and then cut it out - it's easy 'cos its all straight lines! LOL

That's it from me for now as I am going to be in my craft room all weekend as I have stacks and stacks of work to get through.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 113 - Sketch

Good Day to You All

Without further ado lets get stuck in to the New Year with our very first challenge over at Totally Gorjuss.

This week's challenge is a sketch and I'm going to bore you all again by telling you how much I just love working with sketches - heh heh heh ;o)

This weeks sponsor is the wonderful Joanna Sheen and here is the sketch for the challenge:

We would love to see all your creations following the sketch but remember, you can play around with it a little, maybe turn it upside-down or create a mirror image; basically have a good play so long as we can see that you have based your card on the sketch.

Make sure you go and see the gorgeous creations our lovely ladies over at Totally Gorjuss have made for your inspiration - they are wonderful as always.

Here is the card I have made:

It's my Dad's Birthday on Monday and I just totally fell in love with this image - it is such good fun.  Got to say it feels a little weird not making a Christmas-themed card!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Bugaboo "Gus Collecting Wrinkles"
Digi Papers:  Gotta Pixel "Dad & Me" 

Image coloured with Copics and Promarkers

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  C4 C2 C1
Balloons:  True Blue / Azure / Sky Blue / YR18 / YR09 / YR07 / B02 / B01 / B00
Hat:  True Blue / Azure / Sky Blue / YR18 / YR09 / YR07
Shorts:  YR18 / YR09 / YR08 / T4/ T3 / T2
Socks:  T4 / T3 / T2
Shoes:  T6 / T5 / T4 / T3
Shading & Outline:  W5 / W3 / W1 / W0 / Blender Pen

Everything has been edged with "Weathered Wood" Distress Ink and I have used Glossy Accents on his glasses and the clock face.

As per usual, I have copied the sketch through to the inside of the card:

And that's it from me.

I do hope you are able to join us over at Totally Gorjuss and thank you for all your wonderful comments they really do mean so much.