Friday, 28 May 2010

Bring on the Bling!!

It's Friday, and Friday is play day for me, I have a little break between DT cards, so i like to have a little play on a Friday Afternoon.  One of the best things about being active in BlogLand, is that you discovery new images, that you wouldn't necessarily come across; and this week I discovered Tiddly Inks.  They have a wonderful assortment of digital images, something for every occasion.  They also have a Challenge Blog, so I had a look and discovered that this weeks challenge is right up my street; Bring on the Bling, create a card with some bling!

I had real fun with this card, I used this cute little bug and sentiment from the Happy Day Set, I found this cupcake paper in my stash which goes perfectly with the image, I also used this gorgeous pink glitter card.
I colour Happy Bug with promarkers, and added some crystal glitter glue.  I added some pearls to my cupcake and sentiment, and a pretty pearly flower to Happy Bug's hair.

I love making pink glittery cards, so girly; I quite like pink (just in case you hadn't noticed tehe!!)
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Some Groovy Inspiration for You..

It's Thursday, so it's time to get your Groove on with the Groovy Gurlz, and this weeks challenge is an Inspiration Challenge, all you have to do is create a card/project inspired by this gorgeous picture.  Look at all those beautiful colours, I'm sure you'll find it as inspiring as I did...
For my card i used the gorgeous Dragon Hugs image from the Mystic Beauties Collection.  This is quite a detailed image, which gave me lots of opportunity to use different colours from the inspiration piece. I coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils and ordourless mineral spirits; I put a thick line of colour around the edge of the area i was colouring and then with a paper stump, i blended the colour towards the centre of the area. I added more colour to the areas i wanted to create shadows in, and then blended them gently to keep that soft feel.

With the image being so detailed, I decided to keep the rest of my card fairly simple.  I cut the image out and mounted it onto a piece of green cardstock before mounting that onto a black card base.  As a finishing touch i added some golden star gems.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my card, why don't you hop along to the StampInsanity site, to check out the awesome creations from the rest of the Groovy Gurlz, and to get full details of the challenge, and how you can win some beautiful StampInsanity images.

Thank you for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

Playtime with the Pixies

It's time for another Pixie Dust Studio Challenge.  This weeks challenge is 'Going Round and Round'and we would like to see  something round on your project like a button, brad, flower etc.

For my card i used the gorgeous Pixie Pearl from the Pearl Collection , I coloured her with prismacolour pencils and ordourless spirits.  I used a selection of paper froms K&Co's Sparkly Sweet paper pad along with some green and pink cardstock. For my embellishments i added some pearls, flowers, and heart shaped diecuts, to finish it all off I added some lime organza ribbon and a large pink heart brad.

Thanks for visiting
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #4 - An Affair to Remember...

It’s TBD Tuesday, and we continue to party with the Busy Beauties! They were kind enough to invite us to their hop last week, and this week they are our generous sponsors! Thanks, Carolyn & crew! 

Last week, Busy Beauties released some wicked cool images that fit perfectly with this week’s Burtonesque challenge: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER.  Create a new card, ATC, scrap page, etc. inspired by Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride!  


 For my card, I used two of the new images from Busy Beauties Boutique, Victor the Groom, and Emily the Bride.  I opened both images in Photoshop, and merged them together to create on image, i then printed this out.  I then coloured my image with prismacolour pencils and odourless spirits, before cutting them out.
I chose two patterned papers from the 'Rose Garden' paper pack by Papermania, along with a die cut tag that was in the same pack.  I used one of my nesties as a template for the background papers, cutting them out by hand, then layering onto black card, before cutting that out.  I then used my Dymo to create my sentiment and added it to the die cut tag.  I then layered my papers and image onto my card base, before adding some black pearls, and a black rose to Emily's hand.


You have until Monday at 10:00 p.m. PST to link your creepy cool creations at The Burtonesque Dolls blog. One lucky challenge player will win their choice of 5 (FIVE) images from the Busy Beauties Boutique!  For more inspiration, please be sure to visit all the Dolls, especially our newest Doll, the lovely & talented Eulanda!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Friends Having Fun: Pop Culture Challenge #2

Welcome to the second Pop Culture Challenges. Today the Princesses are drawing inspiration for SEX AND THE CITY! We want you to create a project that screams Sex and the City. If you need a little help, you can always take the Which Sex and the City Character are you? quiz.

For my card i used this super free digi image from Amber Inks, it just screams shopping in New York to me. I printed her out and coloured her with promarkers and prismacolour pencils, before cutting her out.  The background paper and sentiment are from Dovecrafts 'Glamour Prints' range. The paper roses are from my stash, not sure how many roses you see around New York, but i like them!

Remember you have all month to join in the challenge, I can't wait to see what Sex and the City inspired creations you come up with, Have Fun :)
Thank you for visiting with me today
Suzi
xxx

Saturday, 22 May 2010

A Sketchy Sprout for Farm Fresh Friday :)

This week's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm, is this lovely sketch by the very talented Mary.

I decided that this was the perfect opportunity for me to open my 'Roll Call' set and have a play.  The only difficult choice was Which of the Sprouts to Use?;  I decided to go for the rather quirkly looking Miko, such a cutie.
I decided to go for a pretty colour scheme of Pink and Lilac, i chose my papers from the K&Co Sparkly Sweet paper pack, and added some ribbon and pearls from my stash.  I colored the pearl ribbon heart with my promarkers to cooridnate it with the other pearls, turned out rather well.

Have a wonderful weekend all, and Thank You so much for visiting with me:)
Suzi
xxx

Friday, 21 May 2010

Oh Alice! - Mushroom Inspiration..

"Oh dear! I'd nearly forgotten that I've got to grow up again! Let me see--how IS it to be managed? I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is, what?''
Alice looked all round her at the flowers and the blades of grass, but she did not see anything that looked like the right thing to eat or drink under the circumstances. There was a large mushroom growing near her, about the same height as herself; and when she had looked under it, and on both sides of it, and behind it, it occurred to her that she might as well look and see what was on the top of it..."
 
This weeks Oh Alice! Challenge is an inspiration piece, this gorgeous picture of Alice and the Caterpillar avec Mushroom..
 
 
 
 For my card I used digistamps from Pixie Dust Studio, I printed out 'Under the Mushroom' really big, and 'Alice' really small, both of these images come from the wonderland inspired 'Down the Rabbit Hole' Collection.

I decided to paper piece the mushroom with papers from K&Company's Sparkly Sweet Paper pad, i also used these papers for my background.  I then coloured Alice with prismacolour pencils in coordinating colours and add her and the mushroom to the card base with foam pads to give some dimension.

I added some pale pink paper roses, and some pearl sprays to the bottom of the mushroom, just for an added bit of interest.  To finish the card i scattered a few pearls.

Wonderland is looking very pretty and sparkly today, hope you like it:)
Thanks for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

Simply Betty Stamps Annoucement!‏

Yes Simply Betty Stamps are coming soon, so soon in fact you can now Pre-Order these little beauties.

Make sure you visit the Simply Betty Stamps Blog for full details.  You do not want to miss out...These are some of the grooviest goth stamps i've ever seen.

Have a great afternoon
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Busy Beauties Blog Hop



Busy Beauties have some marvelously macabre new images to share with you today, and to celebrate they are joining forces with: The Burtonesque Dolls for a Burtonesque Blog Hop.

The new images are inspired by the Tim Burton classic, "THE CORPSE BRIDE", and BBB illustrator Thomas Goins has really outdone himself with these amazing images! 

Here is the complete list of hop stops for today, and we have prizes so fab, it's freaky! Be sure to hop along and leave lots of comment love, because there are TWO Secret Beauties or Dolls along this Burtonesque inspired hop… and TWO winners will be selected from their blog comments to receive 5 (yep, FIVE) Busy Beauties images of his/her choice! So whether you are in the mood to be beauty-ful or get funky,
we've got you covered.
      Kelly
      Suzi You are here!
      Michelle 
      Rachel 
      Debbie
      Barbara 
      Betty 
      Annita 
     Lorie
     Jackie 
     Grace 
     Nicole 
     Carolyn
     Margie 
     Catherine 
     Kadie
     Busy Beauties Creation Station

At the end of the hop, the new Busy Beauties Creation Station
challenge is waiting for you. It's a sketch challenge provided by
PaperAddict Catherine, who is a member of both the Busy Beauties and The Burtonesque Dolls DTs. We hope you'll play along! You have until 11:59 EDT on June 2nd to link your creation at the Creation Station. In the meantime, we hope you'll have fun hopping and find lots of other-worldly inspiration!  Enjoy the show!


For my card i used the drop dead gorgeous 'Emily the Bride', as soon as i saw her i had to use her. The Corpse Bride is one of my favourite films of all time, so i really was over the moon to get to play with this image. I printed Emily out, and coloured her with prismacolour pencils and odourless mineral spirit.

For my background i took a piece of dark blue cardstock, and embossed it with a cuttlebug folder, them sanded it to reveal the cards white core; i then coloured it with prismacolour pencils. I then layered this onto pearlescent white cardstock, and some offcuts of dark blue and pale blue cardstock.  I added some ribbons and flowers to soften the feel of the card, and as my finishing touches a few pearls.

Thank you so much for visiting with me, and i do hope you enjoy the rest of the hop, I look forward to seeing your Busy Beauties Creations.

Pixie Dust Studio: Introducing The Pearl Collection

It's release day today at the Pixie Dust Studio, and you can now purchase the gorgeous  'The Pearl' Collection. Every image in this collection has some sort of connection to pearls, including the dashing Jack Sparrow, the super cute Pixie Pearl, not forgetting one of my personal favourties Pearl of Wisdom.

We also have a new challenge for you today over at the Pixie Dust Challenge Blog, and it's a lovely simple one.  All you need do, is use pearls somewhere on your card.

My card for today features the adorable Pearl of Wisdom...
Isn't she beautiful?  For my card i used papers from the Prima 'Make Me Happy' Collection, which i just love, so bright and cheerful, and work so well with this image. Pearl is coloured with promarkers, before being cut out and layered onto the card with foam pads; to finish her outfit off, i added a pretty pink star shaped pearl.

Now it's time for you to pop along to the other pixies, to see what precious pearly creatoins they have to share with you today.  Happy Release Day :)

Thanks for popping by,
Suzi
xxx

Get your Groovy Hardware Out!!

It's Thursday, so it's time to get your Groove on with the Groovy Gurlz and StampInsanity.  This week's challenge is fun, all you have to do is create a bookmark, and add some 'Hardware'

If like me your not sure what 'Hardware' is then don't worry, because i'm sure you've got some in your crafty stash.  Hardware is any sort of metal embellishment, including brads, eyelets,etc..

This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use the 'LOVE' embellishment i've had in my stash for ages; Isn't it gorgeous, so gorgeous I had no idea what i was going to do with it, until this challenge came along; It's the perfect hardware for my bookmark.

I used the beautifull Valentine Maddie, she is coloured with promarkers, and i've added a paper rose to her hands.  I used two layers of silver mirri board to create my bookmark, sandwiching a piece of ribbon between the two before gluing them together.  My background papers come from the DCWV 'All Dressed Up' Collection.

Want to see what the rest of the Groovy Gurlz have created?  Well hop along to there blogs and leave them some love :)
Thank you for visiting with me, and have a very Groovy Week
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Day 2 of the Pixie Peeks

Time for me to share another Pixie Dust creation with you, on today's card i've used a mixture of old and new images.  The older images are the Purrfect Princess Puddy Cat, and Pixie Catching Hearts(minus the hearts); the new image, is the super cute 'Knit 1 Pearl 2' image which is released tomorrow with the rest of the beautiful 'Pearl' Collection.

I kept the layout for this card very simple, mainly due to the amount of images i chose to use, and the very detailed patterened paper.  My idea behind this card was to create 'Grannies Living-Room', so i went for a very flowery patterned paper, coloured the gorgeous chair to match, and added a pretty puddy cat for Granny, and decided that Pixie had come to visit her Granny.  Only thing missing is Granny!!

Thanks for visiting with me today, and don't forget to come back tomorrow, because i have lots and lots of beautiful things to share with you tomorrow.
Have a great day
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Time for some Sneaky Peeks with the Pixies

Yes it's time for me to share some sneaky peeks of the gorgeous new 'Pearl' collection of images from Pixie Dust Studio, they will be available in just a couple of days.

Here is my first card for you...
For this Side stair step card, i used the gorgeous 'Princess Pearl' from the new collection along with 'Pop Up Pearl' and the super cute Glub the Fish.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for another sneaky peek, and don't forget to visit the rest of the Pixies, cos they all have some gorgeous creations to share with you today:)
Thank you for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge # 3



The challenge this week is Tim Burton Elements... use black flowers and skulls in your project! Now is that easy as apple pie or what?!

 This week we are also proud to welcome our monthly featured Sponsor- Tickled Pink Stamps!

This week's prize will be one (winner's choice) of Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Lolita stamps! That's right you get to choose any one of the 5 they have in store! So make sure you check them all out as you will want all of them!

For my card i used the gorgeous Lilith from the Lil Lolita Collection.  Papers are from DCWV's All Dressed Up Matstack, and i added lots of beautiful black paper roses.


Now go over to the dark side.. The Burtonesque Dolls, to see what deliciously dark and beautiful creations the rest of the dolls have created for you.


Thanks for visiting
Suzi
xxx

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Meet Alice!

I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the McKenzie Clan; Meet Alice.  Isn't she beautiful?
We got her a couple of days ago from the local Cat and Dog Home, she is 2 years old, and has been in hiding for most of the last 2 days.  Looks like she is starting to settle in, she loves attention, and is obviously not camera shy!!

Thanks for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #22 - Cut it Out!!!

This weeks challenge is 
You can either cut out the whole image or just a piece of it whatever you fancy!
 
For my card i used the 'Purrfect Princess' image from the Princess Parade Pixie Pack, isn't she Purrfect!
I printed my pretty puddy cat out twice, i cut around the whole image on one copy, and then on the other i just cut out the puddy cat.  I used some scraps of pretty paper for my background, mounting them onto pale blue card and layering onto my card base. I coloured my images with promarkers, taking inspiration from my patterned paper to create a nice coordinated feel.

Then i saw this really neat 'Rolled Flower' Tutorial in this weeks Splitcoaststampers Weekly Inkling, so i decided to use some of my paper scraps to make some flowers for my card.  They are great fun to make, and amazingly easy.

I finished my card off with a deep pink foiled sentiment diecut.  I love this image, she's so cute, and i'm really pleased with my finished card.  I can't wait to see which Pixie Dust Studio image you choose to use for the challenge, there are so many to choose from, and make sure you come back next week, as we have a wonderful new release for you..
Thank you for visiting with me, 
Suzi
xxx

Please scroll down for this weeks Groovy Gurlz StampInsanity Challenge:)

Make a Groovy Background & New Releases!!!

Today we have some Awesome new Digistamps to share with you; 'What the Heart Wants' features 3 very groovy characters (I think you might recognise them!), we also have a wonderful set of Supernatural Sentiments available in rubber to go with all your groovy ghoulish creations.

This weeks challenge is to Create Your Own Background, as your not allowed to use patterned paper on your project this week.  You can use whatever technique you fancy for your background, or try the featured Tweaked Technique by Roni Johnson.

For my backgrounds, i embossed my card, then distressed, inked and clear heat embossed it.  I then trimmed each piece to size to create the panels. I coloured my images with promarkers, cut them out and added them to the card with foam pads for dimension.  As my finishing touch i added the ribbon to the bottom of the card, with a black paper rose as it's centre.

Make sure you visit StampInsanity for full details of the challenge, and prize.  You don't want to miss the rest of the Groovy Gurlz creations, they really are Awesome!!

Thanks for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge#2 - Burton Chicks

Our 2nd challenge is : Burton Chicks. Really simple; create a card, page layout, or project with a doll, heroine, or chick that you know would belong in a Tim Burton film! Make her crazy, fun, cute, wild, but most importantly make her suitable for a Burton film!

I decided to take my inspiration direct from one of Burton's Chicks, I chose Victoria from the Corpse Bride.  I feel quite sorry for Victoria, trapped in quite a miserable life, having to marry someone she doesn't know, and then he vanishes the night before the wedding. I love how this point is illustrated in the film, the world of the living is dull, dark and miserable, whereas the afterlife is full of fun and frivolity.


This week we were lucky enough to work with Wild Flower Kids chicks... they totally belong in a Burton film! They are cute, different, and sooo ready to be Burtonized! You can find all these chicks, and many more wonderful digis at The Wild Flower Patch store! Jen has offered up 5 digis to one lucky winner this week!

For my card i chose the beautiful Iris from The Wild Flower Patch She looks so beautiful but so sad; perfect for  my card.  For the background of my card i took inspiration from Victoria's bedroom decor.  Iris is coloured with promarkers, and a Conte Carbon Pencil (gives incredible blacks for her hair)

Now it's time for you to visit The Burtonesque Dolls to see what the rest of the dolls have created, every one of them has created something beautiful and unique.  I can't wait to see your Burton Chicks
Thank you for visiting with me:)
Suzi
xxx

Monday, 10 May 2010

I really am Gruesome!!

Now this is an honour I am delighted to have won, yep my Eliza Day Anya Card got me into the Gruesome Twosome for Macabre Monday's Music Mayhem Challenge.  I'm sure you'll remember this card...
Poor Little Anya.  Full details of this project are here
I really am chuffed, i do enjoy creating 'darker' projects, tehe!!
Thanks for visiting
Suzi
xxx

Sunshine Blog Award

I've just been given this beautiful 'Sunshine Award' from the lovely Sandra of Rose Petal Creations.  I met Sandra through our  mutual love of Busy Beauties Boutiques Images, Sandra makes the most delightful bright cheerful cards, every one of them brings a smile to your face.

I now have to pass this Award onto 12 other people (and link back to the person who gave me the award), I'm sure i could come up with alot more people to pass it on to, so i'm going to choose the 12 people whos work always makes me smile, they are

Jessica
Rachel
Amy
Pam
Tasha
Betty
Margie
Alison
Jacquie
Randi
Kathy
Carolyn.

Please take a few minutes out of your day to visit these lovely ladies blogs, they really will brighten your day.
Thank you so much for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

Sunday, 9 May 2010

My Weekends work:)

Happy Sunday to you all, and a Very Happy Mother's Day to all my transatlantic friends, hope your all having a wonderful day.

I've been happily playing with this adorable new image i got the other day...
She's called Victorian Marionette and is from one of my favourite stores Busy Beauties Boutique.  I fell in love with her as soon as i saw her, isn't she beautiful. So i combined her with a couple of challenges, Busy Beauties Boutique Creation Station has a colour challenge ongoing, and i decided to combine that with this weeks sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers (SC279)

I created this card yesterday to celebrate my granddad's 80th birthday tomorrow, hopefully it will get to him in time.  The image is a Dover Illustrations copyright free image, that i got a while ago.  I printed it out twice, using one copy for my background, and the second for my main image.  Paper for this card are from the DCWV Retro stack.  The sentiment and glittery 80 i picked up in Hobbycraft the other week.

So that's what i've been upto this weekend, whatever you've been doing, I do hope you've had a nice time.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me:)
Suzi
xxx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Raise the Bar - For Mom

For Mom

Yes! Let's see those beautiful cards you've made for Mother's Day, whether it's for mom, a grandmother, aunt, sister, friend.

This week we are celebrating 'Mom', it's Mother's Day this weekend in the USA, and altho Mother's Day has been and gone here in the UK, i don't see why we shouldn't celebrates Mom every weekend.

My card today is very simple; I used the beautiful 'Little Girl in Kimono' by Mo Manning.  The Little Girl is coloured in with promarkers, and then trimmed and mounted onto my card blank.  I used a scrap of oriental dragon paper as my background for this card.  For my finishing touches i chose three large lilac paper flowers. I think with such a beautiful image and paper, you really don't need alot of other embellishments.

I hope you have time this week to make a card for that special lady in your life, and share it with us at Raise the Bar, we love seeing your creations.

Thanks for visiting with me.
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Friends Having Fun with a Pixie Challenge

I'd like to share with you a card i've made for a couple of challenges, the first challenge is the Friends Having Fun: Colour Challenge#2, this month the colours are Deep Turquoise, Terracotta and Lemon Chiffon, a very interesting mix.

The second challenge is this weeks Pixie Dust Challenge, which is to use Kraft paper/card (or similar) on your project.  For my card i chose to use the 'Ma & Pa' image from the newly released 'On the Prairie' collection.

The main thing i wanted to do with my card was to use twine in the background, to give a rustic feel; so i decided to create a laced effect background.  I created a card base from my Kraft card, then added a strip of lemon card, and a strip of turquouise to give the impression of  the sky and desert.  I then took coordinateing eyelets and created holes for my lacing, i set the eyelets and then laced my twine through, finishing with a nice bow at the end.  I added a glue dot to the centre of the bow, this kept it in position on my card.

For the focal point of my card i created a heart shaped tag from Kraft card (using the largest heart nestie as a template).  I then printed my 'Ma & Pa' image out twice once for the background, and a second on for the main image.  Using the same heart nestie, i draw a heart around my image, i then cut the heart out, and where the image overlapped i cut around it's outline.  Then using distress ink, i sponge my background to create a warm terracotta colour, with a hint of yellow on the edges.  I then took my main image, coloured it with my promarkers, and then cut it out, before adhering it to the heart shaped background i'd created.  I added a couple of eyelets to the tag, and then secured it with twine to my card base.

I enjoyed combining these challenges, as the colour challenge worked perfectly with the 'On the Prairie' image.  The perfect combination I think.  You have the rest of May to take part in the Friends Having Fun Colour Challenge. The Pixie Dust Kraft Challenge is open until next Wednesday evening.  Hope you have fun with both challenges.

Thank you for visiting with me:)
Suzi
xxx

Time to Groove with some Mystic Beauties

Hello My Beauties, I have something very beautiful to share with you today, StampInsanity have a wonderful new release meet the Mystic Beauties.  The Mystic Beauties feature three beautiful images, and i chose to use the gorgeous Pearl Princess for today's card.

It's thursday so it's also time for a new Groovy Challenge with the StampInsanity Groovy Gurlz.  This weeks challenge is fun, all you have to do is make an Easel Card, one of the favourite sorts of cards:)

For my card i created my card base from some blue cardstock, I then found this lovely blue wash effect paper in my stash.  I stamped some netting onto the background paper using distress ink and a bo bunny stamp.  I printed my Pearl Princess out four times, the first print i left complete, the second i cut out the pearl shell, the third the whole of the mermaid, and for the final layer just the mermaids upper body.  I then coloured them all with a mixture of promarkers and prismacolour pencils.  I printed a sentiment from the Simply Supernatural sentiments set which is released next week.  I coloured this with promarkers to match the oyster shell, and then die cut it. I then stuck all my elements to my easel card, and to finish it all off I added a selection of pearls, I chose three colours, cream, light blue, and a darker blue in three different sizes, and scattered them around my card, using micro glue dots.

Make sure you pop along to the StampInsanity blog to see the rest of the Groovy Gurlz gorgeous creations using these beautiful new images.
Thank you for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #1

It's time for the very first Burtonesque Dolls Challenge, are you excited? Because I know I am:)  I love Tim Burton's work, so to be part of the Burtonesque Dolls is such an honour.

Our first challenge is a nice simple one, all you have to do is use Stripes on your card, any size any colour, whatever you fancy. We are so lucky to be sponsored by StampInsanity this week, so we got to play with some gorgeous images.

For my card i chose to use Maddie, I just love her dress.  I hand drew my background, taking inspiration from the doorway in the wedding scene in Beetlejuice, and my colours are inspired by Sweeney Todd.  I simply drew my background in pencil, then coloured it in with my promarkers, before going over the edges with a fineliner.  I needed to add some sort of embellishment, as it looked too flat, so after a little rummage in my stash I came across these lovely silk flowers; I added a couple of black brads as centres and then added them to my card.  They sort of look like spotty eyes to me, lol!

Now Why don't you go and check out the rest of the Dolls creations, because i can guarantee they are brilliant and unique.

 Remember to stop by the Burtonesque Dolls Blog to get full details of the challenge, and to find out what our lucky challenge winner will recieve.

Thanks for visiting with me. Have a Wonderful Week :)
Suzi
xxx

Monday, 3 May 2010

It's Release Day On the Prairie

What better way to start the week than a release of some super cute images!  Yes it's release day at Pixie Dust Studio today, and you can get you hand on the adorable 'On the Prairie' Collection.  I had so much fun with these images, I've decided to share two cards with you today, here is the first...

I used the gorgeous 'Pocket Full of Love' for this card, as soon as I saw this image i knew i wanted to create a little shirt card. I used dark blue vellum for the shirt and pocket, the paper for the top is from Prima's 'My Little Guy' Collection. I coloured the image with promarkers and prismacolour penicls. I then did a spot of sewing, adding details to the pocket and shirt front, and finally three red buttons from my stash.

For my second card i combined the 'Tweet Tree' image with 'Prairie Pixie' to create this little scene.  I paper pieced the background, and the coloured and cut my images out.  I added some pricking to my background and them stuck my little characters down.  According to my hubby i must have been craving chocolate when i created this card, as it reminds him of one of our favourite chocolate bars, bubbly mint covered in chocolate, I'm sure you know the one i mean, lol!!

Also released today is the wonderful 'Critter Cluster' created by Pixie Payton, aren't they the cutest little critters.  You'll have to come back later to see my Critter Creations!

Yes, you read right, just pop along to the Pixie Dust Studio Blog today, and you can pick up this gorgeous Glub the Fish image for free.

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me, now pop along to the rest of the Pixie's to see what wonderful creations they have to share with you featuring our new images.

Have a great day :)
Suzi
xxx

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Sketch Challenge with Busy Beauties Boutique!

I was having a browse through blogland last night when i came across this lovely sketch challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp, so I decided to play along.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by one of my favourite digital stamp companies, Busy Beauties Boutique; If you've not discovered their stamps yet, then you really must go and look NOW!.  I adore their Alice in Wonderland inspired range, which has a darker feel, so are really fun to play with.

So for this card i used the wonderful 'Mad Scrapper' image from  Busy Beauties BoutiqueI decided to use up some paper scraps that were lying around on my table; the patterned paper came from the Prima 'My Little Guy' Collection, and the blue vellum is from my stash.  I used some tartan sticky ribbon on my centre panel, and as a finishing touch added a silk flower embellishment with a large gold centre, and a red heart nailhead to finish it off.

I had great fun playing along with this challenge, and hope you do too:)
Thanks for visiting with me
Suzi
xxx

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