Monday, 31 August 2009
First a quick note to let some of you know I have loaded the wee Horsey chap onto my sister blog, Delicious Doodles - click on the banner in the sidebar and it should (hopefully) take you there. Only .99p, bargain! You know you want one!!
And to the surprise, ha! You'll have to pop back in the morning for that one!! OOOh, I'm such a tease aren't I ??
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Boy, these weeks are sure passing us by aren't they? I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that entered last week's challenge at Winter Wonderland. I really enjoyed nosing around all your blogs. I hope you get round to playing again this week.
We have a different theme this week, to make a Place Card, or a Napkin Ring, or to Stamp a Serviette. Well, sorry, but I don't do rubber stamps, so I couldn't join in with the Serviette bit.
So I have contented myself with the Napkin Ring and Place Card instead.
I wanted a cute Polar Bear for my design this week, so I drew one and made it a digital image and now I get to use it whenever I want!
Friday, 28 August 2009
There is a Design Team Call out for Digital Tuesday Challenge
They are looking for a couple of newbies for their Design Team, so why not follow the link above and give it a go!
Closing date for entries is September 8th, so get a move on!
Thursday, 27 August 2009
I made the Guest Designer Spot at Digital Delights by Louby Lou!! As part of winning that spot I got to choose three of their lovely images to work with, and the option to use any to make them a card. Well, not one to do things lightly, I decided to use all the images I chose and promptly set about making THREE cards!!
This was the first I made using Blast Off Billy. The paper was a freebie I found somewhere, can't remember where exactly. I made the moon shape myself and got the dauber out for the shading. The rocket is coloured with watercolour pencils and layered for extra dimension.
This next card was using the Farm Girl Maggie image. What a cutie! I used papers from Tinker & Co. which are all digital, so dead easy to print out. As usual I coloured with watercolour pencils, and layered up. I finished it off with some lovely organza ribbon and a bow.
Last, but not least I made this card with Surprise Ridley the Racoon. Isn't he just sooo sweet?!
I am using this card to enter a couple of challenges too. First I followed a sketch for this one from Friday Sketchers, and also used the colours in the Secret Crafters Saturday challenge which was turquoise and brown. The papers again are Tinker & Co., the leafy bits are punched shapes, as are the flowers which are layered up and inked on the petals. A tiny gem is placed in their centre, just for a bit of bling!
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to the ladies at Digital Delights for choosing me this week. It has been a priviledge using your digi-images on my cards. Hope to see you next time in your next challenge. . .
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
The Kitty is another of my own images, coloured with Watercolour pencils (in purple!), and layered with foam pads. The flowers I got from my local Craft Shop, along with the tiny purple brads to the side (which I have added a touch of gold to). The twirly stuff was made with thin strips of lilac paper, and the gold twirls were made with a cuttlebug embossing folder and gold card, then cut into bits round the swirls (fiddly or what!)
Monday, 24 August 2009
This week we are onto sketch #12. It is a colour challenge too, so without further adoo here is the sketch:
I used my favourite digital kits from Tinker & Co for this card. The girls are from the kit 'Forever Friends' and the papers are from 'Summer Breeze'. The brads I have had lying about for ages, and I think are Dovecraft or some such.
Now, get yourself over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday for some extra lovely DT inspiration, have a go and get some mates playing too! The more, the merrier!!
This week the challenge is sponsored by The Craft Barn, so please make sure you make a link to their website within your entry this week to qualify for the prize. Check them out here they are a brilliant place to shop and are offering a prize of £15 to spend with them for the lucky randomly picked winner this week!!
We have a tutorial as well, showing an example of how you could decorate a jar/bottle.
I had great fun making this for the DT. I was at a loss to start with, wondering what I could do besides the usual Olive Oil bottle, or perfume set. Then I remembered a friend I had a while back when I used to run a pub with the hubby.
Back in the good old days that was, a lot of moons ago now. She was a Goth and was into a lot of wierd stuff, but she really went overboard with Halloween. Mind you, so did we at the pub. Made a big party out of it. BUT I digress, she made a jar of pickled people for the bar, which I thought was very nice of her. At the time I also thought 'Ok, what are we supposed to do with that?'
Right, off now to finish making those DT cards I was on about. . .
Sunday, 23 August 2009
2. Fellow team-mate at Tuesday Taggers - Janet at Welcome to This and That
As all my candles for Christmas are in the loft, and I don't do rubber stamps, I decided to make a paper candle, but how to present it??
I had a mooch round google images, and saw some very fiddley Lantern Boxes, which obviously you would have to buy templates for. Now, I'm a bit skint at the moment, don't know about you guys, so I opted to faff about for ages making my own without a template, BOY did THAT get complicated! - Almost lost the will to live there for a minute!
But it came together in the end. I used gold glitter card for the Lantern, with Acetate for the windows, then decorated it with Pebeo Touch dimensional paint dotted round the edges. At the top I put a peel-off corner. The Poinsettia flowers are Quickutz Die shapes with extra punched shapes in the middle. The holly was also a Quickutz shape, and the dainty leaves is a punch I got from my local Craft Shop.
Here is a close up:
So, now it's your turn. Hop on over to Winter Wonderland and have a nose round all the DT's blogs - loads of inspiration there. Have a go yourself and help your stash of Christmas cards grow bigger!
Saturday, 22 August 2009
This one I am entering into the Crafty Creations Challenge, which is 'Tags' this week.
Friday, 21 August 2009
This first one was made using Funky Hand Papers (downloadable), and a flower image I got from MyGrafico. This was coloured with Watercolour pencils.
This next card was made for a challenge blog, using a Digital Kit from Tinker & Co, which has papers and images.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them
2. I love to create, been crafting forever since I can remember in one way or another.
3. I used to be Manager of a few Pubs (along with the hubby) before the sproggs came along.
4. I hate physical activity, never liked Gym at school. Most I do is walk kiddies to school, or go to post box! Naughty me!
Woah, this is hard!
5. My craft stuff has taken over the dining room, we only use it once a week now for the Sunday roast!
7. I have now managed to set up a new blog selling digital images using my own creations (Delicious Doodles).
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
A couple more images have just been added to my Delicious Doodles Digital Image blog.
A little Dragon that I entered into a challenge a few days ago, and the Snowy Cottage featured in my DT card for this weeks Winter Wonderland theme.
Here's a little piccy:
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Time for another sketchy over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, week number 11 already!
Here is the sketch:
I departed from my usual digital stamp images this week and opted for a photograph. The flowers are from my own garden, taken in the Spring of this year, some Drumstick Primulas. Lovely when they are flowering, but a bloody leafy eyesore the rest of the year!!
Hop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a look at the fabby DT's inspiration. They really are lovely ladies, be sure to check out their blogs too. Go on, why don't you have a go too! You know you want to. . .
We are still on the look-out for sponsors so we can get prizes organised for our challenges, so if anyone knows any willing sponsors, please let Arlana know by popping across to Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the email details.
At last the paypal buttons are working!!
My new blog site is up and running, with buttons that actually work, and I have added a banner on this blog for anyone interested in having one on theirs. You can find it at the top of the sidebar.
I would just like to thanks all those who have given assistance to me during the fledgling stages with all their advice and knowledge.
A big CHEERS FOLKS to them!
All I need now are some afluent customers!!
Monday, 17 August 2009
What a yummy collection - what you waiting for??
Just follow the instructions on her blog to qualify. You have until September 18th to enter. You still here??
Sunday, 16 August 2009
I have just started a new blog to sell my digi-images on!
I have named it Delicious Doodles - took me three days to come up with that one!!
There is only one image there at the moment, my little Kitty, featured on a previous posting. I can't seem to get the 'Add to Cart' button to work properly, so each item for the time being will have to be the 'Buy Now' one. Pain in the bum really, it's taken the best part of the afternoon to sort out the little bit that is working.
GOD I need a glass of wine!
It isn't an automatic download either, sorry about that, but pennies don't allow it just yet. I will be emailing a Jpeg image myself, that way I know I have sent it, plus I get to leave little messages with it!! (Nice ones, not nasty) - LOL!
I used a template that I downloaded from the Time for Crafting website which has loads of PDF's for download, and tutorials too. When I had the base cut out I trimmed the printed template down to use as extra templates for the panels inside and out. The fowers were made using my trusty old punches with added inking and gems to finish.
Saturday, 15 August 2009
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.
Have to get my thinking cap on here. Seven interesting facts about me (God, I'm so boring really)
1. I hate housework - the place is sooo dusty!
That was difficult - told you I was really boring!
Now for seven nominations:
1. Priscilla at Midnight Madness. Her challenge blog is really inspiring.
That was difficult too, I don't know that many folk yet to pass these things onto!
Friday, 14 August 2009
I am having a real boring day today. The weather is naff, so dark it was hard to take photos of my DT stuff that I did today. Totally Un-inspiring!!
BUT, despite the lack of mojo, I made a real effort and got it done.
I also managed to combine a couple of challenges with this card, so I am pleased with myself against the odds (mm, a song comes to mind. . .)
Waffling now. On to the challenges!
First I took the sketch at Digital Tuesday Challenge, which also requires you to use a digital image. Well, as you probably know by now, that's pretty much up my street. I used papers and image from a CD by Tinker & Co. called Toffee Bear all dressed up. I also turned the sketch upside down for this one, just to be different.
The theme at Rosie Dee's Challenge this month is Holidays, and for this week they have chosen 'Beach'. Well, I did a beach scene last week, so decided to go off at a tangent with this one. It is kinda beachy, what with the colours. I think a surfer is sort of beach themed, isn't it?