Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A, B, C with The Stamping Chef

It's Time for a new challenge over at The Stamping Chef Blog
Our theme this time is 'A, B, C...Anything But a Card!!'  

You can create anything you like, as long as it's not a card, we want to see your gift ideas, bookmarks, wall art and clocks, whatever inspires you, we'd love to see your creations.

I decided to try my hand at Clock making, I took the easy option of course and purchased a kit, an mdf cog shaped clock base with all the mechanism included, just had to decorate it.

  First of all I painted my clock base with white acrylic paint to give me a nice surface to work on.  I then printed the 'Through the Rabbit Hole' image from The Stamping Chef slightly smaller than A4.  I trimmed my image to fit the clock face, so had to cut a couple of elements from the top and bottom of the image for it to fit nicely.  I then coloured the image with my Graph'It Markers.

Using PVA Glue I stuck my image to the clock face before adding some black distress paint to the edges.  I used a piece of punchinella to create a nice effect  on part of the background.  Once it was dry I added the clock mechanism.

I love the finished clock, and can't wait to see what it looks like hanging on my Craft room wall.
Hope you'll be inspired to play along with us, check out the rest of the creations from the awesome The Stamping Chef Challenge DT and get full challenge details at The Stamping Chef Blog.

Thanks for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Friday, 26 July 2013

Graph'It Markers Challenge; Blonde Hair and a Candy winner.

It's time for a new challenge over at the Graph'It Markers Blog, and this weeks theme is 'Blonde Hair'.

You can use any sort of Alcohol Markers for the challenge, just make sure your character has Blonde Hair. I went for a Honey Blonde using the following Graph'It Markers; 1250, 1280, 2105; Skin 4120, 4135, 4150; Top 2105, 2110; Cardi and Shoes 5130, 5150, 5160; Trousers 8250, 8260.

The image is Heather from the Bonbon Belles CD from Polkadoodles, and you'll find all the patterned papers on those CDs too.  

Talking of Bonbon Belles, It's time to announce the winner of my Candy!!
Unfortunately I didn't get many comments on so, there's not many names to choose from.  

A massive congratulations to Erin, thanks for taking the time to comment, send me your postal addy and I'll get your Bonbon Belles CDs in the post to you.

That's all from me for now, remember to hop over to the Graph'It Markers Blog to get full details on how to enter the challenge, and the wicked prize you could win.  Don't forget to leave some love for the rest of the DT too.

Thanks for visiting with me
Bye for now

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Vic the Vampire @ The Graveyard

Today I'd like to share with you a fun Halloween Project I've been working on.  It features two awesome images from one of my favourite artists Rick St. Dennis.  In the background you'll see the Graveyard Phantoms Rest 2013 image, and in the foreground Vic the Vampire.

I was browsing through my emails and saw that this weeks Splitcoaststampers Tutorial was for a Triangular Diorama Card, which I thought sounded very interesting.  I had to change the measurements a little to make it work with my Vampire who i'd already coloured and fussy cut out.

Vic the Vampire and the Graveyard Scene are both coloured in with Graph'It Markers, I added a little white gel pen to the vampire for highlights, and some Pan Pastels to the Graveyard Scene to give it a spooky misty feel.

Here's a few more pics for you to see the details;

My card measures 6" x 6" and the front panel is 6" x 7", I found it need extra width on the front panel to give a good view of the Graveyard inside.

Hope you like my spooky make for today. Thanks for visiting with me.
Bye for now

Monday, 22 July 2013

Black on Black with Delicious Doodles

Today I'd like to share with you my card for the current challenge at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.   Our theme this week is 'Black on Black', definitely not a colour combination that we all tend to reach for, but it looks so dramatic, it's definitely worth a shot.  I'm really pleased with how my card turned out.

I used the beautiful 'Love's Faded Memory' image from Delicious Doodles and coloured it with my Graph'It Markers.  I also used the gorgeous Gothic Rose & Thistle Paper in Black.  To add some texture to my card I used some Black Laser Mesh(Punchinella), Glitter Flourish Stickers and Rose Brads.

Thanks for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A ravishing card and a couple of exciting colourful announcements!!!

Tonight I'd like to share with you a card I've created using the awesome 'I'm a Raver' image from The Stamping Chef.  She's the image for this week's Facebook Fan's Challenge, but i'm not allowed to enter!!  That's because I'm a very lucky lady, and I've been given a spot on The Stamping Chef's Challenge DT.    Did you know that The Stamping Chef runs challenges on their blog as well as Facebook Group?  The Blog challenges run for 2 weeks, whilst the Facebook Challenges are weekly.  So make sure you visit the Blog to check out the current challenge and see some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  I'll be sharing my first challenge creation at the end of the month.

My card is also my first DT Card for the Chromatic Craze Challenge Blog.  A brand new challenge blog that has a colour based challenge every month.  Here's July's colour scheme;
All you have to do is create a project featuring at least 3 of the colours from this colour scheme.  For more details and to see the beautiful creations from this wonderful DT, head over to the Chromatic Craze Blog

That's all from me for now
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Friday, 12 July 2013

My favourite Candy!!

It's time for a new challenge over at the Graph'It Markers Challenge blog, and this one is super sweet and sugary!!  Our theme is Candy Colours, so we'd like to see your images coloured with the colours of your favourite candy or sweets!

My main problem with this challenge, was deciding which candy to take inspiration from; First I thought of Aniseed Balls or Aniseed Twists, then Caramac, or maybe Blackberry and Liquorice, BlackJack's, Fruit Salad's; as you can tell I love sweets tehe!!  In the end I went for what I fancied eating whilst making my card, and that was Marshmallows, lovely fluffy pink and white marshmallows all squishy and yummy, and if i was going to be really decadent, some chocolate to dip them in.  Sounds good eh!

Here's my Marshmallow inspired creation;

I've used the following Graph'It Markers; Skin 4120, 4135, 4150, 4155;  Hair 3160, 3210, 3270; Socks and Sleeves 1210, 3210, 0000; Dress 5110, 5115, 5120.

The Image, papers and flowers all come from the new 'Bonbon Belles' CD by Polkadoodles.  If you've not seen this CD then you really do need to check it out, it's full of gorgeous papers and embellishments to co ordinate with some truly gorgeous images.  It's a double CD and it's jam packed full of goodies.
Looks great doesn't it, and I have a Brand New Sealed Copy here to give to one lucky reader!  Yes it really is Candy Time!!

Want to win My Candy, All you have to do is comment on this post telling me your favourite sweets/candy.  I'll pick the lucky winner in two weeks time, when I'm back with a new Graph'It Markers Challenge.

Bye for now

Saturday, 6 July 2013

July Freebies from Rick St. Dennis

It's the first Saturday of the Month, so it's time for some awesome freebies from Rick St. Dennis.  You'll find an image on the Sparkle and Glitter EDT Blog and Airless Chambers Blog, both of which are wicked, and you'll find details of a fun contest to play along with too.

Time for me to share my projects with you, lets take a walk to the dark side for my first card;
This awesome wee dragon is called 'Grumpy Dragon' and he's the freebie on the Airless Chambers Blog.  I think he's more cute than scary, especially when you colour him in Pink and Orange tehe!!  I had great fun colouring him with my Graph'It Markers; I used the mix it palette and blender pen to dilute my colours, creating this cool watercolour effect.

My second card is definitely a cutie;
This adorable wee character is 'Summer Fairy' and she's the freebie on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog.  Doesn't she just scream Summer at you, she certainly does to me.  She's coloured with Graph'It Markers and teamed up with some Kaisercraft Pattern Papers and Diecuts from the Fine and Sunny Paper Pad.  To add a little bling, I added some Flower Stick Pins behind my sentiment.

It's now time for you to hop over to the blogs, grab your freebies and check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the EDT.  You'll be amazed at how differently we coloured these two images.  Can't wait to see what you create with them.

Have a wonderful weekend
Bye for now


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