Friday, 29 November 2013

Welcome Felicity

Afternoon, its getting so cold here I can hardly feel my fingers and that is with the heating on!!! Brrrrr…. can't wait for the summer to come back!!! Anyway I'm here to share with you today a card I made for my sister to give to fianc├ęs brother and wife when their beautiful little bundle arrived a few weeks ago.  I have seen pictures of her and she is so so so tiny… makes me broody!! 

Anyway back to the card, now this gave me a reason to pull out one of the all time favourite images - Bambino available here.  This is one of my all time favourite images to colour up, you can add as much or as little as you like to the image and it always looks so adorable!


Now it did take me slightly out of my comfort zone, I have been sticking to 6x6 cards recently, but this one is a 6x8 , thankfully the papers I used were 12x12!! All the papers were from my local craft shop - I layered each paper onto pink card stock just to add some depth to the card.  

The image was colours with copics;
E50, E51, E53, E21, E11
R20, R22, R24

The brads I used have been sat in my stash since the first craft show I went to…. and that was over 6 years ago - I suppose I have never found the right creation for them!!  Then there is the ric-rac… again that has been in the stash for some time!! The flowers were all from my stash, I believe most of them are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  All the text was cut on my cameo - she is one amazing too you know!! 

I am so please with the way she turned out and I know she was loved by the recipients!  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope to see you again soon :) If you have a moment I would love to know what you think

x

Monday, 25 November 2013

Copic Hair Tone

Good Morning, hope your all well :) 

A while ago I did a few tutorials on how I colour skin and hair, now due to other commitments I had to step back from the DT that I did it for, these posts have been sat on my blog for ages and so I have decided to share them with you :) 

For this tone I have used Copics;

E33, E35 and E37

And the gorgeous 'I'm a Raver' from The Stamping Chef - Now as I wanted to share a hair tone with you I am using the image I coloured the skin of last time.


I have masked the image on my computer to just give me her head - It also meant I could make the images slightly bigger to show you :) 

So lets begin….. 

I start by laying down E33 over most of the hair area


I leave the white areas where I think there may be some shine - these will get coloured in time.

Taking E35 I then come in over most of the E33


I do make sure to leave some of the areas showing of E33 as you can see.
*TIP* remember you can always add more colour later but you can't take it away so start by covering a smaller area than you want the darker area in the first place*

Taking E37 I then once again go over some of the area where I put the E35 - mainly where I think the shadow will be 


Taking back your E35 go back over the area as before making sure you cover all the area where you put E37 to blend it


Its at this point you will see if you want the shadow to be more, remember don't add too much at once and these pens can deceive you - if your worried allow the ink a bit of time to dry - it helps! 

Going back to your E33 colour the entire area to finish blending 


You may want to cover it with E33 and leave it a few moments to see what it looks like - you can add more in but be sure not to over saturate the paper :) And hey presto - there she is!! 
I finished her up using 

YG03, YG17 for her eyes
RV25, RV29 for her hair tie and top

If you have any questions just comment below and I will do my best to answer them - Well I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and I hope to be back soon with more :) 

Thanks for stopping by 

x



Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Good Morning! hope you all well and the weather where you are isn't too chilly!!!  Its another Sunday closer to Christmas, I can believe where this year has gone!!!  So I'm here with you today with the newest challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, I have to say I'm so loving being a part of this team, sketches are something that I used to avoid as really I never knew what to do with them... but now I love them!!!  So the sketch this week has been designed by the wonderful Catherine and here it is!


Now I love the simplicity of this one! I had the perfect image in my head for what I wanted to do.  Its an old stamped image I found that must have been put away light years ago!!!

 
Now how adorable is this little guy, I remember buying him and stamping him... and then never  colouring him and so selling him :( sad sad story I know - especially when I love these stamps so much now.  The bench was pretty much the same story but allowed it to collect some dust before selling it!!  

The image was colored with copics and then hand cut.... yes I did just say hand cut... and then I stuck the image's together using silicone.  The papers are from a set that came with a magazine, I wanted something that wasn't too heavy for this card! I used one of my Martha Stewart punches for the lace border!! 

I just love the way he has turned out and I cant wait to give him to someone this Christmas!! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Color me Creative - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender - All things Christmas

I hope you like him too! if you have a moment I would love to know what you think of him! Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope to see you again soon :) 

x

Friday, 22 November 2013

Tilda at Christmas

Good Morning! Ohhhh Christmas is getting close :) I have to say I'm really looking forward to this Christmas - I'm making new decorations for the tree and we are even getting new fairy lights…. Yes I know its the little things in life that keep me happy :) 

So I'm here to share with you today a Christmas card I have made, I'm really trying to make as many as I can this year for family and friends and have some ideas that I really need to get down on paper sooner rather than later - now I'm loving how much my little came can do - the possibilities are endless and so I have started to make some cards with a bit of a difference! 


I have used the sweet xxxx I think she is just so adorable and se was so easy to colour up!  The card shape was cut on my cameo - to get the paper on the inside the same I just did an internal offset - my little machine makes life so easy!!!  I decided to keep the card quite simple as its quite small, I added a small doily, again cut on the cameo and a simple rhinestone flourish that has been in my stash for a while. 

The Christmas sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - this I cut by hand!  I added a little bit of gauze and a red pin just to finish it off :) I think she has turned out pretty cute!! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

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Well I hope you like her :) If you have a moment I would love to know what you think, thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you again soon :) 


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Noel

Morning! ohhhh Christmas is getting close and I'm getting ready for a fair at the end of the month - it will be the one and only that I do this Christmas, just not had the time and with kids being ill too!! Oh well I'm still battling on - I'm here to share with you today a card I made a while ago using my new love of magnolias!! 

I wanted something that was a bit different for Christmas this year, not your subtle gentle card, I wanted something that had a pop and bang to it! 


I think I hit it, well its completely different for me anyway!! I used the sweet xxxx - she is so easy to colour with all that skin  


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Digi Chooseday - All about the Craft!

Good morning! hope you all well! Im back this morning with the latest challenger over at Digi Chooseday, some fantastic entries to the last challenge!! You can check out the winners here on the blog :) 

So this week we have a nice and easy one for you… were looking for your creations that are…. 

'All about the Craft' 

Yep were looking for anything thats crafty… it could be the image, it could be the creation…. I know the DT have done an amazing job this week with creations so if your looking for some inspiration stop by.  So let me share my project with you this week…. I have used the sweet Emma Canning Colour me Happy Digi - I think a lot of us on the DT took a bit of a shine to her this week - there are so many images that are perfect for this challenge over at the store :) 


For this challenge I have made a present that I will be sending to one of my very good crafty friends this Christmas, I can't wait to send it to her!!  I have made a small wooden hanging sign.  I purchased the sign cut to size with the holes pre drilled, i popped to B&Q and purchased a little pot of matt paint that is a slight off white.  The wording is a fail from the SIL store cut from vinyl, some of it didn't cut too well but I didn't feel it needed those bits. 


I messed up a little and forgot that I could do the whole 'Print and Cut' on the cameo so I hand cut the image, oh my did that make my hand hurt!! The image was coloured with copics; 

Skin and Hair;
E50, E51, E53, E21, E93, E31, E33, E35

Top 
V91, V95, RV10, RV13

I just love the way this has turned out, I can't wait to send it to the special person!! I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges; 

All Craft Challenge - Anything but a Card
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Digi Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope I may have inspired you to join us this week, remember to stop by the blog and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the DT :) if you have a moment I would love to know what you think!! Hope to see you again soon :) 

x

Monday, 18 November 2013

A Christmas Candle

Good morning! Hope your all keeping warm - this weather is horrid!!! I can cope with the frosty crisp mornings but this horrible wet, damp mornings are not for me! Bring back the summer I say!! 

Anyway I'm here today to share something a bit different with you today, last year I attempted a few candles for decorative items at Christmas, well as I still had some here I have given them another go - now the idea of melting the image into the candle and I do not get along - it always goes wrong, so I have decided to make a 'cuff' for my candle! 


Its turned out much better than I expected! So pleased with the result! I have used the beautiful Santa Lucia - she has been sat on my desk for ages watching me so I just had to make something with her.  She was coloured with copics.  I used my nesties to die cut her and also used the scalloped ovals to layer her.  I added some Memory Box die cuts around the edges to add some character.  I also used my MS punch for the leaves and some flowers from my stash. 

The image is held onto the candle but some lace and ribbon that I have stuck with some extra strong glue.  You can't really see it but I then added some spots with stickles all over the candle!! 
All in all I love how this has turned out - I'm thinking of keeping her for us for Christmas!!! 
I hope you like her too I would like to enter this candle to the following challenges; 

Addicted to Stamps - Punches/Dies
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Come and get it Challenges - Christmas Gift
Magnolia down Under - Jingle Bells
Allsorts - Make a Gift 

Thanks so much for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to know what you think! 
Hope to see you again soon 

x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Sketch and Stamp :)

Morning all, these weeks are sure flying by at the moment! Im here this morning with the latest challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp - we have a wonderful sketch for you this week designed by Anne-Marie


Lovely and simple yet so effective!! I have a creation for you this week using another adorable Magnolia stamp - they are serving me well this Christmas! 


I have used the adorable Tilday with Holy Child for my creation this week, the image was coloured with copics

Skin;
E50, E51, E53, E21, E93

Hair
E31, E33, E35, E37

Others
C0, C2, C4, Y23

The papers are from a Dovecraft set I have, I do love the softness of this stack this year, nothing too harsh.  I due cut the image using my big shot and layered it onto a slightly larger circle.  I added the rhinestones from my stash to finish the sketch off. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room - Die Cuts (the circles were all die cut)
Artistic Stampers - Christmas 
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! I hope I have inspired some of you to play along with us this week - see you again soon 

x

Friday, 15 November 2013

A Non Traditional Christmas

Good morning! 
Hope your well, the winter is well and truly setting in - I can't believe how cold it is and how many colds this family have had already… We have all been struck… Mr B is calling it 'man flu - but hey ho!

Anyway I had some amazing news the other day, I have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at Treasured Times! I couldn't believe it when I was asked and of course I accepted!! So my spot is for December but I just fell in love with this image and had to colour her up for the latest challenge over there of 

Not Traditional Christmas Colours

Now I don't think many people would think of this image as a Christmas one at all - I sure didn't, she is from the wonderful designer Christine Young - you can see some of her amazing work over at the Treasured Times Store - Please allow me to introduce you to 



I just fell in love with her when I saw her and had to get her coloured up - I then felt she just fitted with the challenge!  The image was coloured with copics;

Skin and Hair
E50, E51, E53, E21, E93

Dress
BG23, BGxx, BGxx, C1, C3

Flowers
R20, R22, Y35

The papers are from my stash all mixed up so I have no idea what company. I never normally use black much at Christmas for layering as I feel its too dark but I think it worked really well on here! The Dec 25 was cut on the cameo - oh how did I ever live without her, the flowers are from my stash :)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty By Designs - Anything goes with a twist of Christmas 
Sassy Studio Designs - Not your Typical Christmas
ABC Christmas - Winter Wishes
Fab and Funky - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you will pop to the Treasured Times Challenge Blog and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the DT - some really beautiful creations! 

If you have a moment I would love to know what you think
Hope to see you again soon 

x

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Penguin!!!

Morning! So sorry I have been so quiet - just not had the hours in the day to create, blog and be mummy! Its that time of the year when we are sick one after the other and so as many of you know family have to come first at a time like that.  Anyway when I have had the time I have been creating and I have LOADS to share with you over the coming week(s)! 

Today Im here to share with you a commission I did using the adorable Penguin with Gift from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Now this has to be one of the easiest Christmas images I have ever come across and is so much fun to colour!


The papers were all loose in my stash so I can tell what company they are, the image was coloured with copics;

T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T7
YR
G40, G42, G46
R35, R37
BV60, BV000

The snow was created using some snow I purchased from That Craft Place (Oh how I LOVE that shop!) The snowflake die cut is from memory Box - not used my dies as much this year since having the cameo - all the words were done on the cameo. I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

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Thanks so much for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to know what you think 
Hugs 

x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Digi Chooseday - Celebrations!

Good Morning!! So sorry I have been MIA (Again) I picked up yet another cold - I'm not doing to well this year!! Anyway I'm please to say I'm back!! Yep I'm back today with a post for the one and only 'Digi Chooseday'!!!  Some amazing creations to the last challenge! and I know I can't wait to see what you create for this one!!… 

This one I hear you cry… yep I just LOVED this challenge… were looking for your creations for….

CELEBRATIONS!

Can be anything, Birthday, christmas, new baby to name a few…. so my creation for this week was put together for someone very special, someone who has a special Birthday coming up in the next couple of weeks…. I have chosen the big '21' for my idea this week. 


I have used the beautiful Fredericka Debutante Digistamp - when I saw her I knew she was just perfect for the occasion.  The papers are from xxx - I have had this pad there for a while - and at first I didn't think the colours were going to work - but I don't think they came up too bad!  The '21' is cut on the cameo.  

The image was coloured with copics;

Skin;
E50, E51, E53, E21, E93

Hair
Y23, Y32, E31, E33

Dress
V91, V93, V95

Over all I'm pretty happy with how she has turned out! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

365 Cards - Raise 4 items from card Base (Lace, Flowers, Flag, Rhinestones)
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - As Always anything Goes
Marker pop Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope if you have a moment you will let me know what you think! Hope to see you again soon 

:) 
x



Monday, 11 November 2013

Happy Birthday Betty!!

Evening, I know an odd time for me to post…. but there is a very good reason…. 

'Happy Birthday Betty' 

Yep I think she must have thought we had all forgotten…. after all the special day was yesterday - but today there are a number of us who have got together to do a special Birthday hop!!! Now if you have come from Ruza's Blog your on the right lines… if not then hop back to the start at Corinne's blog!! I know I can't wait to see what creations everyone has made.  

Now for this hop we were very lucky that Tamara of the Stamping Chef created a wonderful image for use for our creations for Betty! Now what could she be called…. 



So back to wishing the real Queen of Halloween a Happy Birthday! We do hope you like your special image - this card is now in the hands of Royal Mail on its way to you! I do hope it arrives soon!!! I coloured the image with copics and the papers were the end of my 'Chillingsworth' 6x6 pad.  The words were all cut on the cameo!!! 

So I hope you had a fantastic Birthday and that the next few days are still full of celebrations for you! Now you need to hop along to Jackie to see what she has for you!!! 


Now if you have a  moment I would love to know what you think and ohhh the Lovely Queen of Halloween is available now in the TSC Store with 20% off so grab her while you can! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

:) 

Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Good morning! Non stop here today at butterfly HQ - got Miss A home from school as she was awake most of the night! So I'm here to share with you a creation I have made for Stamp and Sketch Sunday - 

A little while ago I was asked to join the DT over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, with all that has been going on here it completely slipped my mind, and so I'm here to share with you today a creation I have made!! The sketch this week has been designed by Berit who is unfortunately no long with us on the DT she has made a fantastic sketch for us though 


Now as usual there are a few rules to follow, you can find them over at the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Blog.  I have chosen to work with one of my Magnolias - she has been waiting for me to use her for ages and so today was the day!! 


I coloured her with copics 

E50, E51, E53, E21, E93
E33, E35, E37
G46, R37
N1, N3
Y37

The papers were from my stash its a pad that I loved last year! Well I hope you like her and I hope you may join us over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week 
Looking forward to seeing your creations 

:) 

Lets Sparkle and Shine!

Good Morning! 
Im here this morning with the latest challenge over at Creative Creations Challenges - I think a few of you were scared off last week - I know its also a very busy time of year though! So well don't to all that joined us last week - pop to the blog to take a look at the winners

This week we have a wonderful sponsor for you 

Saturated Canary 

Saturated canary

And she has donated the winner a choice of two digs from the shop! 
Now sadly this is the last time Krista will be sponsoring us :( so a HUGE thank you for your kind sponsorship over the past year :) 

So onto the challenge this week, I think (and hope) this one will get some more of you joining in…. 

'Sparkle and Shine'

Were looking for some shimmer and glitter on your creations, it could be glitter, stickles, rhinestones… the list is endless!!!  So the DT were fortunate enough to get a digi to work with, I chose the sweet 'Tidy Up' for this challenge.

(I appologise for the photo I am really struggling here today with light!)

She has turned out really nicely - slightly larger than what I normally do - she is an 8x8 so it was a bit scary!! She was coloured with copics;

Dress;
B91, B93, B95
C00, C1, C3

Skin and Hair;
E50, E51, E53, E11, E93, E31, Y32, E21

Other;
T2, T5, E35, E37, E31

The papers are from an 8x8 stack that has no front on it - but most of the papers are all sparkly and pretty!  I layered the patterned card onto some percent card I found and also added some butterflies from my MS punch :)  Well i do hope you like her I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Amusing Challenges - Glitter (there is glitter by her broom)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
HobbyCutz - Glitter and Sparkle

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you again soon :)
x



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