Sunday, 29 August 2010

Celebrate Card

I thought it was time to try another Whiff of Joy challenge, they are also having a DT call so if you would like to be considered enter their latest challenge using Jane's Sketch.
I've used Papermania and Basic Grey pattern card stock.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers with the following colours.

Dress- Almond,Blossom,Fuscshia pink,Mulberry
Blouse- Vanilla,Almond,Mustard,
Leaves- Marsh green,Lime zest
Hair- Ginger,Spice,
Grapes- Pastel blue,Bluebell
Skin- Blush,Sunkissed pink,Coral
Flowers and ribbon complete the card

Ink it up are having their first challenge anything goes but with some yellow in the project, I think this card fits the challenge as there is yellow in the cardstock plus vanilla and yellow mustard with the colours I've used to colour the blouse.

This is my entry into the following challenges

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Tilda thank you card

Hi peeps I've been disorganised since having the grandchildren .  Normally the craft items I use are in organised chaos in and around the dining room table, fridge, microwave etc I think you get the picture, I had to clear everything away  and now I can't find anything so I've spent most of the afternoon running up and down stairs trying to complete this card.  The good thing is I've probably lost a pound or two which would be nice.
I had intended using the sewing machine on this card but I didn't have the energy to carry the machine  down stairs so I drew the stitching instead.  I've used Basic Grey card stock.  Tilda is coloured with Pro Markers.  The flower I made yesterday with a few others using sheer fabrics and beads.  Ribbon completes the card.  I've used the sketch from this months CLP challenge

This is my entry into the following challenges

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Bring on the bling - Sir stampalot August challenge

Seems ages since my last posting, we've had the pleasure of looking after our two granddaughter's so I've not had the time or the inclination to do any crafting, in fact whatever 'mojo' is I've lost it.  In a bid to recapture my mojo I decided to create a very simple card using a Sassy Studio Design digital stamp which I was happy to win last week.  The image is coloured with Pro markers.  The ribbon holder I made a few weeks ago and is made from various types of glass beads and crystals.  I've kept the design and layout simple with only the ribbon holder as an embellishment. 

I will be entering this card into

Friday, 13 August 2010

Tilda Shopping T slide card

I've never entered the Magnolia-licious Highlite challenge before, so thought I would attempt their latest challenge, a T slide card.  I have  to admit  I nearly threw in the towel before I completed, by that time I'd lost the will to live and Mr C came and finished the cutting for me.  Yeah I hold up my hands to complete incompentence in regards to measuring and cutting. 

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Miss you gift box

I've been sorting through my craft items for the last few weeks, trying to bring order out of chaos, some of the crafty bits I've had for years, when I say we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary yesterday you will get a good idea of how old some of this stuff is.  Anyway whilst having a good rummage I came across this template by 'Arty Farty'  I'd bought the template about four years ago and never used it, mainly due to the fact I can be quite lazy about cutting out templates especially when tracing is involved.  It took a couple of hours for me to prepare the template, thankfully it is now ready and other boxes and parasols will not take so long to make.  Once the main template was ready the rest was a breeze I'm glad now that I decided to make the box as it is so pretty.
I've coloured Tilda with Pro markers and added glitter to the edges of the skirt and parasol.  The box was cut from 12 x12 pattern card stock.  The parasol was made with paper, lace, kebab stick and beads.  The circular label was stamped with 'Justrite' stamps and decorated with flowers, acetate lines the front of the box and ribbon ties the box together at the top.
This is my entry into

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Handmade flower card

I made the flower  on this card a few weeks ago along with a few others  and I've been waiting for an excuse to use it on a project.  I wanted to, for a change  keep things neutral hence the white embossed card,  I stamped the Art element, the photograph is one I've had for a long time and never used.  The leaves are Prima fabric with pieces of sheer fabric to finish.  It made a nice change making a card without a cute image to work with.  The sketch I've used is one by Sasya, I love her sketches they are always so elegant.

I will enter this card into the following challenges

Blog Candy

As promised I've had another sort through my unwanted craft items.  This is a huge lot of card toppers great for wedding invites, anniversary cards etc. 

In this lot there are the following goodies

36 x double wedding ring toppers
30 x hearts with bow toppers
30 x heart toppers
A grand total of 96 separate toppers

If you would like the chance to win this little bundle of goodies. Please put the candy picture and a link back to this post on your side bar. 
Most important leave a comment with your name to be entered into the draw

It is not a requirement to be a follower or to become a follower

Closing date for the candy is Wednesday 8th September 2010 12.00 noon UK time.

I will post worldwide so everyone is welcome to enter.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Totally Tilda challenge #2 make a shaped card

It's been a great day for shopping managed to find a pack of Aqua Markers in an art shop when I was looking for something totally different, I've not had chance to try them, I don't think they will be any different to applying water to any other water based media, I'm hoping I get chance to try them later this evening.

Well I had a struggle with the second Totally Tilda Challenge, the main stumbling block was which shape to use, in the end I decided it would be nice to try a plant pot.  I've fudged the plant pot shape without any templates and I'm giving myself a great big pat on the back as I managed it in one cutting session, usually there is a pile of scrap paper covering my feet. Tilda is coloured with Pro Markers, the paper is one I've had for ages (years) I liked the cracked paint look of it which seems to suit the plant pot idea. Ooh nearly forgot I bought a set of Justrite stamps and made the circle sentiment using them, I need a bit of practice with these as they don't always seem to sit level on the stamp. Ribbon, flowers and lace complete the card. 

This is my entry for the

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


First my apologies for not getting round to every one's workspace last week.   After showing my addiction to colour pencils I thought it was time to make a box for all the loose pencils especially the Karisma which are only held together with rubber bands.  I found these book type boxes which I'm going to decorate and store the pencils in.  The book on the table is one I bought last March and has lots of ideas using mixed media techniques so today I will be up to my elbows in gesso and acrylic.  Amendment it's 1.00 pm and I'm still trying to catch up with everyones posting.  Elbows in paint will have to wait till tomorrow lol.
Some of you asked to see what I painted with colour pencils and below is a picture of a commission I was asked to do a few years ago.  It was painted with colour pencils on pastel paper building up many layers of colour to till I was happy with the result.  

                                 Want to find out more about WOYWW check out Julia's blog here
                                                              Have a great day Kathleen

Monday, 2 August 2010

1st Blog Candy winner


Olga (Angel Olenka)
Your name was the first out of the crafty hat draw.  I will post your prize this week.

A big thank you for all who entered my prize draw. 

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Tilda again

Today I blew the dust of my Tilda stamps and had an enjoyable couple of hours with the Pro Markers.  I'd bought one of those water brushes to play with and found it to be absolutely useless as a painting tool, so it's back to my trusty watercolour brushes (not the sable's too expensive for dye inks).  I'm still kicking myself  for buying the thing, hope I get over my bad buy before my shins turn blue.   
Getting back to the subject of Tilda girl above as I mentioned she is coloured with Pro Markers and I've used the sketch from Sweet Stampn challenge, I've used various designer papers, flowers, leaves and and a bit of lace to complete the card. Not sure if I've over done the flowers.

I will enter this card into the following challenge
Sweet Stampn Challenge #37