Thursday, 30 January 2014

Aim High with Visible Image

Today I've got a super cute wee man to share with you, his name is Clayton and he's from the Clayton Legend Set of stamps by Visible Image, and your gonna go wild for him!!

I had such fun colouring this wee man, he's coloured with Graph'It Markers, with the addition of a little Gold and White Graph'It Shake Pens.  For the star in the background I used a stencil and pigma micron pen to draw the star before colouring it with Graph'It Markers, then going over the whole star with Gold Graph'It Shake Pen.  The sparkle looks even better in real life.  I kept the rest of the background very simple, using blocks of cool grey and cream Graph'it Markers to give a complimentary backdrop for the sparkly star and awesome image.  I stamped two of the sentiments from the stamp set, and then to finish my card added some lines in black pigma pen and white pen.

Want to see more wonderful creations featuring Visible Image stamps then you need to visit their websiteblog and visit their facebook group for friendly chat and fun previews of exciting things to come.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Here's Harley, Visible Image's resident Jester...

Today I'm sharing with you a fun card I've created using the latest release from Visible Image; Harley Jester, he comes with some wonderful accessory stamps and great sentiments too, in total you get 25 stamps in this awesome set.

Here's Harley;
Isn't he adorable, guaranteed to entertain and make you smile, I know I had great fun colouring him.  He's coloured with Graph'it Markers and a little of the Gold Graph'it Shake Pen.

Here's my full card;
As you can see I kept it very clean and simple.  My background is created using Visible Image's Check Background Stamp, and the Damask motif stamp from the Immortal Love set of stamps.

Want to see more wonderful creations featuring Visible Image stamps, then hop over to their blog or website, and visit their facebook group for friendly chat, inspiration and fun previews of things to come.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Graph'It Marker Colouring Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Litte Red Wagon - CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More! - CAS

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Molly Rules at Visible Image

Today's post is all about getting inky with some Distress Inks and awesome stamps from Visible Image. The main focus of today's project is 'Molly' from the Molly Rules set of stamps at Visible Image, she is such a fun, spunky character, who obviously has a wicked side, cos Teddy's lost his head!!

I decided it was time for me to visit my all time favourite colour combination again, seems like quite a while since I created a mainly Bright Pink and Black Card.  Molly is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then coloured with Graph'it Markers and a little Sakura White Souffle Pen for highlights.  I used the Ink Splats set of stamps to create the background around Molly, using Black Soot and Picked Raspberries Distress Inks.

As you can see my project isn't a card, it's an Easel Calender, so simple to make, and such fun.  I used Black Mirri Board for my Easel base, to which I added some Bright Pink Card.  I used the Grunge Flourish and Ink Splats stamps along with the cute Skull from the Molly Rules Set, to create the patterned on my card stock.  I matted my calender onto some Black Mirri Board and added that to the Easel Base.  Before adding Molly to my Easel Front, I added a strip of Black Mirri Board, and matted Molly onto some Bright Pink Card.  To finish my project I used the Sakura White Souffle Pen to colour the eyes in the skulls and add a few white dots scattered around the background for a little contrast.

Want to see more wonderful creations featuring Visible Image stamps then you need to visit their websiteblog and visit their facebook group for friendly chat and fun previews of exciting things to come.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Whimsy Wednesday

It's Wednesday again already, so time for me to share a new creation featuring one of this months new releases from Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamps Collection.

This handsome wee chap is called 'Birthday Prince' and is by Lia Stampz.

The Birthday Prince is coloured with Graph'It Markers. My background papers are from DCWV's Mini Stack #3, and the sentiment is from Whimsy's 'Definitions Notables 4' set of rubber stamps.

I'm in the process of reorganising my craft stash, I've discovered quite a few paper pads I'd forgotten about, so I've decided I am going to try and be a good crafter and use up some of my older papers before buying any more, not sure how long I will manage to resist temptation, but it's worth a shot!

That's all from me for today, Thank you so much for visiting with me, see you again soon.
Bye for now

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Follow Your Dreams with Visible Image

Today I am very excited to share with your my very first creation as part of the Visible Image Design Team.  I've admired the Visible Image stamps for quite a while now, but hadn't had the opportunity to play with them.

Now I'm not the best stamper in the world, and tend to find that clear stamps can be more difficult to get a good impression with than rubber; However that is so not the case with stamps from Visible Image, when i inked up my stamp for today's project, she inked up and stamped perfectly first time.  I think it's because the stamps are so thick and deeply impressed, whatever it is, they are brilliant quality that's for sure.

Here's my card for today;
This beautiful young lady is called 'Clara' and was a joy to colour. The sentiment comes from 'Tala catching dreams set'.  Here's a close up of Clara;
I used the following Graph'It Markers;
Skin - 4120, 4125, 4180, 5110, 5115
Eyes - 7220, 7240, 7270, 7290
Hair - 3210, 3255, 3280, 3290
Umbrella and Coat - 2120, 2140,7220, 7240, 7250, 7270
Rest of her Outfit - 1210, 2105, 2110, 2160, 2180, 3210
Background - 3210, 3245, 3250, 3270, 3280.

I used papers from Kaisercraft's Technologic Paper Pad, Spellbinder Tile Works Dies, Graphic 45 Photo turns, orange organza ribbon, foam pads and a little collage pauge for the shine on the goggles and eyes.

Want to see more wonderful creations featuring Visible Image stamps then you need to visit their website, blog and visit their facebook group for friendly chat and fun previews of exciting things to come.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Sunday, 12 January 2014

There is always a Silver Lining with Premium Craft Brands

It's Sunday again and time for us to grab our Pan Pastels, Graph'It Markers and other awesome products from Premium Craft Brands and have a bit of creative fun with the Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog.

Your challenge if you choose to accept it is 'Anything Goes', so create whatever you like just have fun and link up to the challenge post to be in with a change of winning some Premium Craft Brands Goodies.

The Design Teams challenge theme this week is 'Silver Linings' so here's what I came up with;
As soon as I saw the challenge theme I thought 'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining', so set about finding an image to work with that tied in with that wonderful sentiment.  I came across the beautiful 'Raining Love' image by Saturated Canary on the CD that came with the latest copy of Complete Cardmaking.  I figure if every cloud has a silver lining then some of them must produce silver rain.  So I set about colouring my image with a mix of Grey Graph'It Markers;  I used Cool Greys for the Hair ,Skin and Boots on my image, and a Green Greys and Neutral Greys on the Umbrella and outfit.  I used Princess Rose for this pretty girls lips and the hearts, along with some of the rain.  I also use the Silver Graph'It Shake Pen to add more rain and a little sparkle to the pink areas and her eyes.

I then went about creating my foggy/rainy atmosphere, using Dark Paynes Grey, Neutral Gray, and Permanent Red Tint Pan Pastels, to give a cloudy foggy feel to my image.  I also added a little Silver Metallic Pan Pastel to continue the sparkly theme.  Once happy with my background I sealed it with a good spray of extra strong hair spray and matted and layered the image onto some grey mirri board and pale pink card.  I matted and layered a 2014 calender onto scraps of the same cardstock to add below my image.

To create the base of my calender I took two sheets of black card stock; one I put aside to use as the back of my calender and the other I sponged on Silver Metallic Pan Pastels until i'd created the subtle sparkly effect i wanted.  I sealed this background, before taking a piece of black organza ribbon and sandwiching it between my two pieces of black card stock to create the calender base.  I then adhered my image and the calander to the background.  Adding a few dark silver/grey gems to finish it all off.

Well that's all from me for now, hope you've enjoyed reading my post.
Thank You for visiting with me today, Don't forget to hop over to the Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel Challenge Blog to join in our challenge and check out the awesome creations from the rest of our awesome Design Team.
Bye for now

Friday, 10 January 2014

Inspired by Springtime Blues & Yellows with Graph'It Markers Colouring Challenge

It's Friday so time for a fun new challenge over at the Graph'It Markers Colouring Challenge blog, as always it's an Anything Goes theme for challenge players, but the Design Team were challenged to created projects with a Springtime feel featuring shades of Yellow and Blue.

For my card I chose to use one of the awesome new characters from Polkadoodles, This is Dollie Daydream and you'll find her with a few friends and lots of wonderful accessories and papers etc on the Dollie Daydream Girl Talk CD.  This CD is the first in a series of six, and based on what i've seen on this one CD you are definitely going to want to get the whole collection.

Here's my card,
I coloured my image with the following Graph'It Markers;
Skin: 4120, 4125, 4150, 5110, 5115
Eyes: 7140, 7145, 7160
Hair: 1210, 1230, 1270, 1280, 3245
Boots & Top: 1140, 1150, 1180
Skirt & Leggings: 1180, 7160, 7180

I decided to make my card look a little extra special, so I went with a slightly different fold to what I would normally use.  I love making Easel Cards, but have only ever made one Twisted Easel Card before, so thought it was time to use this fun and amazingly easy fold again.

I took a 12x12 sheet of Yellow Cardstock, and cut it in half at 6". I then took one of the halfs and cut that in half at 6" to give me two 6" squares.  Take the 6"x12" piece of card and score at 6", then score a diagonal line from one of the end corners to the opposite corner on your 6" score line. Fold along both score lines and you've got your base for your Twisted Easel Card.  You can now decorate the base and the 6"x 6" square of cardstock which will form your Easel Top.  Once your happy with your basic decoration adhere the 6"x 6" piece to the base, so that your Easel card stands up.  If you choose to add your image to the 6"x 6" before adding it to the base, make sure you add it with the image facing in the correct direction, so that when you stand the Easel up your image is not facing sideways.

My patterned paper on this card is from My Mind's Eye's Indie Chic 'Nutmeg' paper pack. To embellish my card I added a couple of round paper doilies, some satin ribbon, along with a scattering of buttons, dewdrops and flowers. My sentiment is a couple of Cosmo Cricket's Tiny Text Stickers.

I hope i've inspired you to play along with our challenge, remember you can use any alcohol markers to colour you image, so grab those pens and play along, over at the Graph'It Markers Challenge Blog; you'll want to pop over there to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team and to get full details on how to join in our challenge.

Thank You for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The new Visible Images DT has been announced..

and I'm over the moon to say that I am on of the lucky few who were selected to join this awesome Design Team.

If you've not heard of Visible Image! Where have you been??  They are one of the UK's leading independent stamp companies, designing and manufacturing their own stamps.  

Their stamps range from the beautiful vintage and feminine to funky fresh designs for those tricky teens in your life. Basically they have something for everyone, and I can't wait to start playing with their stamps.

Now to make sure you don't miss anything, hop over to the Visble Image Blog and become a follower, and visit their Facebook Group too. 

That's all from me for now, so keep your eyes peeled for lots of crafty creations coming soon..
Bye for now

Saturday, 4 January 2014

DICC meets The Chromatic Craze and visits The Stamping Boutique

It's the start of a New Year, and hopefully you've all had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed lots of fun family times.  Today I'd like to share with you a project for a couple of DTs I'm on, and apologise for the lack of posting recently. I've not been well, but hopefully the New Year will bring me some better days.

The first challenge my card is for is the Chromatic Craze Monthly Colour Challenge, the challenge starts on the 20th of each month, so you've still got plenty of time to join in this month.  You'll see above that this months colour palette is a wonderful mix of bright pink, purple, orange and bright green, and here's my card,

My card is also for Challenge #69 at Desert Island Crafts Challenge blog, where we a wonderful new Itinerary to work with, along with an awesome sponsor;

Here's our Itinerary;

1. Glitter
2. Ribbon
3. Die Cut
4. Airbrushing or Spray (perfect Pearls, Glimmer Mist, Dylusions, etc.)
5. Snowflakes
6. Winter Theme with Summer Colors
7. Stencil
8. 3 Layers
9. Pocket
10. Distressing

I used the super cute 'Snowman Father Time' image from The Stamping Boutique, and coloured him with my Graph'It Markers along with the Graph'It Silver Shake Pen to add a lovely glitterly sparkle to him.

You've got until the 15th January to enter our challenge over at DICC, so that's a whole ten days for you to play and come up with something using at least 3 items from our Itinerary.

Thank You so much for visiting with me today
Bye for now

Friday, 3 January 2014

Whimsy Stamps Digital Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps January digital release blog hop!!!!
It is my first blog post of the New Year, so before we start I just want to wish you all a Very Happy New Year, here's hoping the year brings you all you could wish for.

We have some gorgeous new images to share with you today created by

For my card today I've used the gorgeous 'Birthday Princess' image by Lia Stampz, isn't she the cutest.  She's coloured with Graph'It Markers, and matted onto some blue polka dot card, before going onto a pretty lilac easel card. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Whimsy's  Simple Everyday Greeting Set, this set is one of my favourites, wonderful sentiments in a lovely font, and the perfect size.

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.
The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Judith 
 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 10th January at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.
Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way


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