Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Take it Easel-y

Hello all! - time for another challenge at Tiddly Inks, here's my shaker easel card using Friends make Life Sweeter.

This took a whole day to make!!  It's my niece's birthday card, so it was a labour of love!

 I made the background with a wash of Kingfisher and Sea Green Aqua markers on watercolour card. I splashed it with Mister Huey's pearlescent spray, and then dabbed flowers in the centre of the splashes using my Begonia Aqua Marker.  It's cut to 5"x7".  Background done!

I added some sequins and Stickles before gluing the frame on

I opened the digi-stamp in my Silhouette and cut the base card with the dragons - this creates the easel stopper.  It's sized at 10"x 7" and scored along the bottom of the dragons.  The other folds along the base are at 3.5" and 7.5" from the bottom.  I placed my background on the easel and stuck it in place.  Card base done!

I used the fairy to create my shaker frame, with the print and cut facility in my Silhouette. I usually colour up my images before cutting.  I cut and coloured the dragons separately and glued them to the card base.

Here's my colours for this card:

Dragons - Promarkers: Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Pastel Blue
Grass : Copic :G02 G17 Aqua Marker: Begonia
Fairy Skin: Copic E000 E00 E21 E11 E04
Fairy Hair: Copic E43 E53 E57
Dress and Candy : Spectrum Noir: CR5 CR6 PP5 Copic RV13 Aqua Marker : Begonia
Other : Copic : G000 B000 B60  Spectrum Noir : IG1 IG2 IG6

I sprinkled sequins on the background, and some stickles.  I glued acetate to the back of my frame, surrounded it with foam tape and stuck it onto my background; then glued the shaker to the easel base. Card Done!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Fabby Friday is here again! Scooting By Wryn - So Cute!

Wryn Scooting By
Happy Fabby Friday to All.   Just thought I'd post this lovely before I go and do some housework :(
Love the new digi, you can find it here.  The scooter really *had* to be paper-pieced.

The paper I used is Boho Chic from First Edition.  I picked up the 8x8 pad from the Range for £4.99 I love a bargain, but a crafty bargain is sheer heaven!

It's layered onto a 5x7 card blank, nothing too fancy!

I coloured her with a mixture of markers - as follow :

Hair : Copic :Y21 YR23 E15 E18
Skin : Copic: E000 E00 E21 E11 E04 R20
Scooter and Pup :Spectrum Noir: BG3 BG4 BG6 BG7 IG8 IG6 IG4 IG1
Clothes: Spectrum Noir :CR8,7,9,11 Promarkers : Pastel Blue, Soft Green, Grey Green

The sentiment is Stampin Up.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

I'm Crafting for Clearwater

I've spent the weekend on my scrapbooking pages, in between popping in to check up on all the fundraising events going on over at Kit and Clowder.  I'm only a beginner at scrapping , but I thought I post my latest page inspired by Clearwater :)

All the elements from my page are available over at The Lilypad.   Hope you guys have had a fun weekend, and I'll post some more Tiddly goodness later in the week!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

May Flowers - Challenge at Tiddly Inks

It's challenge time again over at the Tiddly Inks blog.  We want to see May Flowers!  This can be in your stamps, papers or embellies.
Here's my take on the challenge, which looks more autumnal than I had intended!  It's a birthday card for Hollie, the lovely little girl that used to live next door to my mum :)
Fairy Happy Day

I used Fairy Happy Day and coloured her with my copics and promarkers as follows:

Skin - Copics E000 E00 E11 E21 E11 E04
Hair - Copics E53 E43 E57
Reds - Promarkers Crimson, Ruby, Burgundy, Heatwave
Yellows - Promarkers Buttercup, Sunshine Yellow, Canary.
Background - YG03, YG17, B000, B60, B93

I created the step card along with the mats and layers on my Silhouette.  If you would find it useful, please download it for free, the link is up on the right :)  All my cutting files are in .studio3 format.  This doesn't include the labels shapes, which are Spellbinders.

Have fun with your challenge make! :)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Stampin Up to Spectrum Noir

Just a quick update with a colour chart, converting Stampin Up to Spectrum Noirs. The blank chart is available to print from Google - the link is on the right under the heading "Colour Charts".
Please excuse the pic, I speed-coloured the chart, and I took the photo at night!


 I'm working on a couple more colour charts, I'll upload the links when I'm done in case anyone finds them useful :)

Hope to see you bright and early tomorrow for the new Tiddly Tuesday Challenge at Tiddly Inks.  You are absolutely going to LOVE the new digis!  So exciting :)

Friday, 8 May 2015

Fabbie Friday - You Rock!

You Rock 

Happy Fabbie Friday!!  Head over to Tiddly Inks to see all the gorgeous makes.  There's quite a few to drool over this week, as everyone has been playing with the new Wedding Couples stamps.  Today is the official debut of the Design Team :)

I have used the cool Cave Folks for my make this week.  I thought they were perfect with my Stampin Up Adventure Bound paper!  I've just added some washi tape and punched out hearts for my embellishments.  The sentiment is also Stampin Up.  I had so much fun making this one :) 

Today I'm heading over to HobbyCraft to buy a few more Copics for my marker stash.  And we are treating ourselves to a takeaway tonight, so it's defintely a Fab Friday for me! xx

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tiddly Inks Design Team - Wedding Belle

I'm very pleased to show you my first Tiddly Ink Design Team card.  There's two new stamps this Tuesday over at Tiddly Inks - this one's Wedding Belle and there's also Love You Mostest.another gorgeous romantic stamp perfect for weddings, engagements or any other cute project you want!

I coloured Wedding Belle with my Spectrum Noir pencils.  I used Blushing Bride and Smokey Slate cardstock, ribbon and ink from Stampin Up for my embellishments.  The background stamp is also Stampin Up - Flowering Flourishes.   The heart and congratulations dies are from Tattered Lace and the little labels are sizzix.  The circle dies are my trusty Spellbinders.  

I can't find the full list of the pencils I used, but here's a few 

girl skin :4,6,9, 89  hair 107, 108, 11, 52 white.
greys : 113, 114 118
The dress is white and ivory, but I also used green 56 to tone down the pink. 

The pencil colouring isn't something I normally do, but I just *had* to colour her on pink cardstock lol!  I enjoyed doing it, so I am definitely considering taking some pencil classes from the lovely Alyce over at Kit and Clowder.