Sunday, 13 August 2017

Best fishes... pisces.

This weeks challenge is all about the "zodiac" 
at Glitter n Sparkle, 
and I used the image "pisces" from Artsi Doodles...

I coloured the fish with my alcohol pens
..I used 6 different shades of yellow and orange.
I mounted them onto 3d foam
and made the background by colouring bars of blues
and aqua greens - using about 8 colours of blue and aqua.
I punched some small circles, in aqua 
and added them as bubbles... like a border.
I also popped a little highlight in the top right of each bubble,
 and covered each one
in glossy accents. 

The finishing touch was my handwritten words...describing
the characteristics of Pisces. 

I hope you will join in the challenge this week, with us.

I would like to enter this into these other challenges:

Friday, 4 August 2017

Dad's birthday

It;s "anything goes" challenge
at Patties Creations this month! 

I used an image I have been hankering after for a while now...
"star quilt"

I knew that my Dad would love this, coloured up, as I knew it would
remind him of his holidays in America and Canada.

The colouring took a while, to be fair. Haha.
My promarkers are up to the job though~! 
I added a couple of other details with my white sakura pen..
 like a few small hearts in the stars
and some stripes, spots and waves. 

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and the 
'Dad' is diecut. 

Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Aug
Little Miss muffet - atg - 10 Aug
Star Stampz - hand coloured image - 18 Aug
Crafty galz - celebrate - 8 Aug
I love promarkers - for the boys - 23 Aug
The sisterhood of crafters - boys to men - 8 Aug

Sunday, 30 July 2017

3 little birds...

Well... How cute are these 3?

I love 'em!

They are from Sparkle n Sprinkle - the download is called "Wilson".
The cute 3 come with 2 sentiments. 7
Obviously, I have just used one on this card.
Its a great set - as you can use all the birds together like I have, or seperately.

I paper pieced each bird... colouring in their eyes, beaks and feet, 
with my alcohol pens.
I added a leafy backing paper
and a bit of embossing around the edge.
When I decide who I can use send this card to, I have room at the top, 
to add a name. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown sugar - atg - 4 Aug
Fussy n Fancy - atg - 5 Aug
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 10 Aug
Seize the birthday - atg birthday - 2 Aug
Craftaholics r us - atg - 2 A ug
Crafty Creations - atg - 3 Aug
The crafty addicts - atg and something humourous - 2 Aug
Aurora wings - atg with animals - 6 Aug

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Baby Chick

What a little cutie I got this week
for the "anything goes" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle...

It's called "baby chick" and it's from Ppinkydolls.

It was so quick and simple to colour
with my alcohol pens,
then I added an ebossed background, a banner strip of paper 
from Pink Petticoat 
and some punched flowers and butterflies.

I love the colours of this card - soft and pastel.
(and the teeny little sentiment  nec.xt to the image
also came from Pink Petticoat.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 5 Aug
Pink gems - animals - 21 July
Crafty friends - floral - 29 July
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Aug

Saturday, 15 July 2017


Uh oh!

I just realised that my "schedule post" didn't work!
This post was due on my blog on July 7th , as Pattie started
her new challenge at Patties Creations. 
Please don't ask me why it didn't come on - I have NO idea!

So I aplogise Pattie... late, but you know I was ready in plenty of time....

One of my favourite challenges has just started at Patties Creations...
"something sweet - cake, candy, etc"

An excuse to use one of my fave images from Pattie... 
'chocolate chip cookie jar.'

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and fussy cut around it.
I punched the border and the backing paper came from
 a lawn - fawn paper pack that I won a little while ago.
I loooove lawn fawn papers!
I punched the llittle butterflies and 
stamped the sentiment on the little banner at the bottom. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Colour crazy- atg - 22 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 27 July

Monday, 3 July 2017


Sorry we are a bit late this week! 
At Glitter n Sparkle there have been some unforseen circumstances, 
which have resulted in us posting a new challenge a little later than usual.
Apologies! x

Anyhow.. the challenge this week is "freedom"
and I found a great image at Fabrika Fantasy...

My idea of freedom... 
having the time and place to dawdle along the beach, 
with the wind in my hair. 
(Although, Hubby would be with me, and our cat - Timbit!
Oh, and lots of chocolate!)

I coloured the background with my chalks, to give the 
soft impression of the beach, that I wanted. 
I printed out another image of the girl and coloured her with my alcohol pens
and decoupaged her back on her original place.
(just stuck down.. no 3d foam.)
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.
I embossed the edge of the image and 
chalked the dark blue backing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make my monday - summer brights - 10 July
Card mania - summer fun - 30 July
Delicious doodles - beside the sea - 1 Aug
Aurora wings - atg - 17 July
Crafting from the heart - atg - 10 July
Addicted to stamps - summer / beach - 9 July
A gem of a challenge - summer colours - 6 July
Kitty Bee designs - girly cards - 14 July
Shopping our stash - lazy summer days - 5 July

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Masculine again!

At Glitter n Sparkle this week, we are being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.
The image I used for the "Fathers Day / Masculine" challenge, is:
Boy with Kite.

I thought he would be a really cute image to use
 for a masculine card, for a little boy.
Apart from colouring with my alcohol pens,
embossing the edge and 
raising the whole image on 1mm 3d foam pads, 
That's all I did with this image. 
I felt it needed to be kept clean and simple.