Thursday, 24 February 2011

SugarNellie GDT- Cow Girl

Todays card is a fabulous brand new stamp from Sugar Nellie called Cow Girl available now  from Funkykits Just perfect for those girls that just arn't into pretty and pink
I thought I would keep it pretty clean and simple though I could not resist using some of the gorgeous daisies I bought recently from  Joanna Sheen. They come plain white but I coloured the centres with apricot promarker Love them!

The image itself has been coloured with copics and Ive used lilac and blue bazzil card stock where I've added some faux stitching too aswell as some lilac ginham card. (One of these days I'll pluck up the courage to actually try and use the sewing machine I bought )
I cut the "Howdy" using funky foam and a cuttlebug alpha die 
Also added a blue gingham ribbon I offset the image for a change and cos it seemed to balance the wording better
Thats it for now I will need to list the copics usedlater as Im rushing off to work just now and will link up to any challenges too
Thanks for looking

Monday, 21 February 2011

Kraftin kimmie challenge card

Another week come round already. Back to work today. I'm counting the days until Friday when I am off for 2 whole weeks, bliss!
First card of the week is for this weeks Kraftin Kimmie challenge This time it's in the form of a sketch from the very talented Elaine Hughes Having a sketch makes the card so much quicker as I am a real dither when it comes to deciding on a layout myself.  I sit and look at papers and stash for ages before I make my mind up. So having the layout already decided means I can actually get this entered at a reasonable time rather than with an hour or two to go (like last weeks!)
The stamp is a fab mermaid called Nerissa. She is coloured with Copics and cut out using a circle nestie  The papers are bazzill card stock for the layering and some papermania turquoise handmade paper. The dark blue paper was lying loose so I cant remember who its from but it reminded me of fish scales to it seemed appropriate. I used some glass pebbles for bubbles and a Spellbinders fancy label for the sentiment. I created the birthday fishes sentiment using my Xyron design runner and xdr pc link as I dont have any of Kraftin Kimmies fishy sentiments
Thanks for popping by for a look and a huge thankyou to those who are following my blog. Knowing there are lovely like minded people out there makes me feel less like I'm talking to myself 

Copics used

Friday, 18 February 2011

Kraftin Kimmie challenge #65

This is my offering for the latest Kraftin Kimmie challenge. This week the challenge is to use a recipe of 3 colours,2 patterned papers 1 ribbon and 1 button
I used one of my latest kimmie stamps, Abigail Apple These stamps are such fun to colour  I love her cute expression. Ive coloured her with Promarkers and Copics in Shades of green,red and brown.
I cant for the life of me remember the make or name of the 2 patterned papers used oops and thegreen ribbon is from my stash
The only teeny deviation from the recipe is the addition  of an apple charm just cos I couldnt resist It just fitted the image so perfectly Rubbish photo but thats what you get for taking the shots at 11pm Why do I never finish at the right time? 
Pens used
Lipstick red, berry red
Dress Apple,Grass,Forrest green Moss green soft lime
Hair/basket Copic E31,33,35,37
Have a nice weekend
Thanks for popping by and please leave a comment so I know youve been

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sugar nellie Little Farmer

Sorry havent been around for a few days but Im back with a brand new Sugar Nellie stamp not yet released but he will be available soon from Funky kits He is one of the country cousins from the home grown range and what a sweetie!

 He looks so happy driving his wee tractor. A true farmer in training. Now I have to confess that despite having a son I am not the greatest fan of making male cards as it limits my scope for bling and flowers I mean no self respecting tractor driver was gonna thank me for pimping his ride! So I had to think outside my comfort zone on this one. Hopefully what I have come up with is tractor appropriate I actually quite liked using the beads,buttons and the twine as I do love different textures. This little boy and his toy have been coloured with a combination of promarkers and copics The papers used are trimcraft Animal Antics
and the rest of the embellishments are from my stash. He will be available to buy in March
Pens used
Promarkers Spice,Pumpkin Moss Green,Holly
Copics C1,C3,C5,C7.C9
B93,95 97,B00
E000,E00,E01, R20

Friday, 11 February 2011

Kraftin kimmie challenge

2 posts in one day is pretty unusual for me but am not at work and needed something to take my mind off things.So decided to take part of the Kraftin Kimmie weekly Challenge
Its a bit last minute as it ends tonight! but Im better when working to a deadline. I wanted to use a happy cheerful image so this one seemed to fit the bill The theme is to use "mainly red" Now I don't have many reds and wanted to graduate the colour but most of my red pens are strong colours so I resorted to using the blender pen and I quite like the effect
Used more sugar rush papers from Basic Grey. I am going have to buy another pad cos I really like them and they are almost all used up!  I wouldn't normally use such a large bow but the image is larger than life therefore the uber sized bow kinda fits. I was going to leave it at that but you know me so its got blinged suprised? no probably not

thanks for taking to time to visit I would love if you would leave a comment

Dress/Feather R95,R97 Blender Pen
Hair/stockings C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
Skin E000, E01,E00,R20
Also entered in Cupcake craft challenge "Seeing Red"
creative inspirations red pink and white
by the cute and girly red is all around

Sugar Nellie Peace Angel

Morning Folks
This is my 5th Sugar Nellie card from the initial 5 stamps I received.

  She is called Peace Angel from Diane Duda, available from Funkykits .She is such a wistful image and although Christmas springs to mind as a great time to use her I also thought she makes a great friends card for those times when you have a pal that needs a lift.
The image has been coloured mainly with promarkers as I really like the promarker orange range On the face and hair I've used copics and her wings have been painted with white mica. As usual my photography lets me down cos it doesn't capture the irridescent sheen which is really pretty (honest!)
I wanted to challenge myself to make a card with no flowers and no bling I did cheat just a teeny bit as the backround cardstock layers are both glittered but that was already there so as I didn't add the glitter I'm going to let myself away with it.

 Thought I would make it an easel card. I had intended at first to make a twisted easel but I would have given in and added flowers (too much suface area for me to leave alone Im afraid) The card is layered with copper and green and the beautiful sentiment is a stamp that I layered on a nestie  Finished with American Crafts ribbon.
Ive really enjoyed making my first cards for the Sugar Nellie Design Team and would love you to leave a comment if you have been kind enough to stop by Hopefully I'll have a few more to share soon and just wait til you see the latest additions to the adorables range that will be appearing as digi images on March 1st Your'e going to love them

Pens used
Spice,pumpkin,orange,apricot, marsh green,soft lime,apple


thanks for looking

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Sweetpea card

Hello Again Thanks for visiting Please leave me a comment so I know you have popped by.
Todays card is one of Ching Chou Kuiks Fantasy art collection from Sweetpea stamps I adore the artwork in this collection and never tire of making cards using the stamps
This one is called Dark Siren. I've coloured with Copics and teamed the image with some Prima cardstock The black filigree is felt fusion from my stash and boy is that stuff a b****r to get the backing off while trying to stick it down. It seem to want to stick to me way more than to the card!.

I made some "jewel accents"using Viva Decor gloss gel in green and made some more in graphite that I used on the dragonfly at the top of the card though it doesnt show up in the photo. Finished off with a Spellbinders fancy tag and a craftwork card sentiment
Copics used
Skin E000,E00,E11,R20
dress B00,G02,BG23,BG49
flowers BV00,BV04,RVO9
leaves,eyes G02 BG49
Background G000

Entered into this weeks In a sSweetpea dream Challenge

thanks for looking

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Simply Adorable Verity

Sunday again. Another weekend disappeared They always go far too fast.
Today I have another Sugar Nellie cutie This time its Verity. One of the Simply Adorable range available at Funky kits. These stamps are exctly what they say, Simply Adorable A doddle to colour and beautiful artwork. I've coloured her with Copics and promarkers and  have used some nestie circles to give a scallped circle background.
The paper used is Animal Antics First edition papers fromTrimcraft layered onto bazzil bling cardstock. I added some eyelets ands a Prima Amaruse flower plus a couple of Cherry blossom flowers from Wild Orchids that I've coloured with my copics to match the colour scheme of the card Its finished with a bow tied with my trusty bow easy.

Copics/promarkers used
Skin E000,E00,E11,R20
Hair E31,E33,E51,E53
Dress and Hair bows B00 Promarker Cool Aqua, PM Turquoise

Entered in the following challenges
Papertake weekly (Mon) antthing goes and flowers

 Off to try and find shoes for my son next He has grown another size in 6 weeks Now a 7.5G and I cant find much on offer He's only 11 but the kids shoes dont go up to his size and he doesnt like the adult ones Happy days!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Sugar Nellie- Leanne Ellis

I have had this card made up for a week but held back posting it as up until now they had been getting put up on the SN blog first but Ive now got the ok to post straight to my blog which is great
So here is my latest effort for the guest DT  at Sugar Nellie As usual can I remind you that if you like the stamp it can be found at Funkykits The  gorgeous stamp is called "Be One Traveller"
I've coloured the stamp with copics and the outside border and the eyepatch have been accented with Sakura Starburst pens in red and green. Used a nestie to cut the image out and layered it on a slightly larged nestie rectangle in black

 The background papers are from a  Basic Grey Sugar Rush 6X6 pad. One of my favourites. I have also used tea roses and 20mm roses from Wild Orchid. The tearose started off life as red but the smaller ones I coloured will a poppy red promarker. I find it more cost effective to buy mainly white or cream flowers then colour them to suit the card Im making.
The only down side is the constantly odd looks I get at my promarker stained fingers! I've also used rose buds in pink and white 
The little charm was made using a length of chain and a teeny heart stone Its all backed with Bazzil bling card .Oh and a swirl die for the black flourishes
I have entered the card in the following challenges

Copics used
Dress /Hair/flowerand feather C1,C3, C5,C7,C7.R27,R29
Skin E000,E00,E11
Thanks for looking

Fi x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy

Next offering for Sugar Nellie. This is "I love to read" from the fabuous Simply Sassy range available at Funky kits. Now I must be honest before this I hadnt dipped my toe in these stamps, What was I thinking!

I loved colouring this image She is just so fun and happy looking and Lurve those Eyes! I wanted the rest of the card to reflect the fun feel of the image so went for some bright papers from K&Co layered onto coloured bazzill carstock. I've edged the mat with stickles and made her glasses "glassy" by using Glossy Accents  The bow is seam binding from Wild Orchid crafts. The flowers,sentiment and brads are from my stash  

A couple of blog visitors have been kind enough to ask me to list the various colours used so I will try to remember to do that from now on though I am dreadfully forgetful and often dont write it down

Skin E000,E00,R20
Skirt B95,B97
Hair E31,E33,E35,E37
Books W1,W3,W5
Top G02, BG23

Thanks for  visiting

Fi x