Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just because you’re you

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a Maggie card for you following the great sketch at Cute Card Thursday
CCT#179 - SketchI used one of my all time fav’s Sweet Tilda and coloured her with copics and I little bit of prisma pencils. Over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges they want to see texture, so I used this great DP, it’s like quilting, very hard to explain and I hope you can see in the photo, but the paper is sort of raised, any whoo I will stop trying to explain it and just show you the pic, I have had this paper forever and can’t even remember where I got it. I teamed it up with Making Memories Note Worthy.
Just because you're you  Everything on this card has had a really good dose of Walnut Stain distress ink, and I love how it gives that vintage feel. Just Magnolia are playing BINGO this week, which is great fun. I chose Ribbon & Lace / Flowers / Gems , the flowers & lace are from WOC and the pearls are from Kaisercraft, the sentiment is from Verve stamps. I also used spellbinder Heart circle die, and did some faux stitching around tilda, this is the first time I have done this, and didn’t do that well at it I am afraid lol.
InsideLots of room on the inside for a loving message to someone special. I think it’s important to leave plenty of room so the person giving the card can say how they feel.
Copic’s & Prisma pencils used
Hair E44,42,40 Shoe’s E44,42,41 pencil Dark brown , Dress R0000, 01,11,12 pencil Light umber, Skin E0000,000,00,R01.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday #179 – Sketch Time
Magnolia Down Under Challenges #111 – Texture
Just Magnolia Let's Play Bingo! – Ribbon & Lace / Flowers / Gems
I just thought I would let everyone know Karen & Kylie both have some Candy at the moment, If you click on there pic’s at the top left sidebar you can check it out for yourselves, and who doesn’t need some of those yummy sweet things lol.
Ok that’s all for now, Big Hugs

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dinosaur Birthday

Hi Everyone,
Hope you all are well and happy today, I have just finished a card for my great nephews 5th birthday, and I am a little over excited about it as it’s the first time I have coloured an image with just pencils, now I know it’s not perfect but I think I am getting there. Normally I would use a combination of copic markers and prisma pencils, but today it’s just the prisma pencils ( I will list the colours I used at the end of this post ).
Dinosaur Birthday
Isn’t he the cutest dinosaur you have ever seen! I got him from Whimsy stamps and he is called Thunder Lizzy by Crissy Armstrong you can get him HERE. For the DP I used Nit Wit Collections Jungle Zoo Too, I thought those leaves looked like a place a dinosaur would be, but then again I am no expert on dinosaurs lol.
Crissy has a challenge on at the moment with the theme K.I.S.S which means Keep It Simple Stamper and I thought this card suited that for a little boy who loves dinosaurs.
InsideI have done the inside to match the front, the brads are from Kaisercraft and the ribbon is from my stash.
Close upHere is a close up, I sponged around the image with Memento Summer Sky.
Prisma Pencils used – Crimson Red, Black, True Blue, Pink Rose, Sienna Brown, Grass Green, Burnt Orche, Peach Beige, Apple Green.
I would like to enter the following challenge
Sundays with Crissy Challenge #20  - K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple Stamper
Before I go I just wanted to mention Dana’s Blog, I have been following Dana for awhile now and she has lots of great info and tutorials on colouring with pencils and copics. You can check her blog HERE , if it wasn’t for Dana’s tutorials I would probably still be in a muddle with my colours lol.
Hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by and all the wonderful comments you leave me. I appreciate them very much.
Big Hugs

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crafty Sunday

Hi Everyone,
Well this morning when I got up I had no intention of entering any challenges, but when I had a look around the blog world my brain went into overdrive and that was it! I have spent all my Sunday morning crafting, and what a lovely way to spend a Sunday lol.
I have created a card with a Magnolia stamp called Tilda with Hawaii Flower from the Butterfly Dreams Collection and I must say she is one of my favourites, and she fits perfectly with the MDUC flutterbys Challenge, the girls would like to see butterflies this week.
The lovely girls at Bunny Zoe Crafts Monthly Challenge would like to see Easel Cards and you still have heaps of time to enter this one, while you are there check out the candy on offer and all the new products that are coming in, it’s all very exciting YAY. Ok back to the card, the brown DP is digi from cuddly buddly and the pink DP is from Kaisercraft Blushed collection ( it’s an oldie but a goodie ), the CS is Bazzill.
Tilda is coloured with copics( list at end of post ) , the beautiful flowers are from WOC, I really love those browns ones they are called Walnut colour and I used a MS Branch punch. The borders are done with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die Old Swedish Lace. I used a lace doily from my stash with spellbinders Circle Hearts Die although it got hidden a bit with flowers . The white lace is from the Craft Queen, and I can’t remember where I purchased the butterfly charm.
InsideHere’s the inside, with the very pretty lace butterfly which is also from the Craft Queen.
Just Magnolia would like to see funny sentiments this time, and to be honest I had a bit of trouble with this one, but I came up with this
Verseand turned it into a little tag to go in the butterfly pocket, or you could always take the tag out and put a gift voucher in there instead.
Close upSo I hope you are still with me on this one, lots of photo’s and lots to talk about, here is a close up of the darling.
Copic’s used
Butterflies – BG 000,10 N2
Dress & Socks – R0000, 81 , E 41 Light Umber pencil
Flower – R0000,81 G20 Y00
Shoes – E44,42,30
Hair – E44,42,41
Skin- E0000,000,00,R01 for the cheeks 
I hope you all like my butterfly inspired easel card with the funny sentiment, I had a great time making it, and besides I hadn’t planned anything else for today, and it’s not very nice outside all overcast and windy brrrrr.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #110 – Flutterbys
Bunny Zoe Crafts Mothly Challenge #15 – Easel Cards
Just Magnolia Challenge Blog #120 – Funny Sentiments
Thanks so much for visiting me, have a great week everyone.
Big Hugs

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mum’s Birthday

Gee Whiz it’s been a while since I posted a card, I have been suffering from bronchitis and I have not been at all well, tis the season for flu in the Aussie winter. So on a brighter note I did get a card made for my Mum’s Birthday!
Mum's Birthday
This is the first time I have made a criss cross card and was really happy with the way it turned out. I purchased the image from Cuddly Buddly available HERE and coloured her with copic’s and prisma pencils. The DP is from Nit Wit Collections and the flowers are from WOC.
insideThese are the inside bits, a verse for Mum and I also made a matching bookmark, the stamps used here are from a Popcorn bear set. Ok that’s it for today I am just getting back into things slowly.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Cuddly Buddly Challenge #7 – Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #162 – Happy Birthday
Wild Orchid Challenge #29  - Beary Special
Thanks for stopping by, Big Hugs