Sunday, 29 November 2015

Glitter N Sparkle New challenge week - Something with a Bow

Good Morning and welcome to this weeks challenge which had to include a bow.
I was lucky enough to be given a stunning image by Stitchy Bear Digital stamps

The image called: Tea Time and I have coloured the image with a Wedgewood Blue theme. 

The image has been coloured with Promarkers:
China Blue
Powder Blue
Pastel Blue
Cider Apple for the leaves & Branches

I have used a selection of off cuts for the backing panels and added a sentiment from a Stampin Up stamp set and finished off with pearls.

Thanks for looking and we hope you can join in the fun over at the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Kanban Crafts Weekend Special new Release 'Blooming Marvellous'

Good Evening and wow what a weekend it's already been for the folks at Kanban Crafts
Today we saw Keith and Sue on the shows with the new kit
'Blooming Marvellous'
When it dropped through my door this week I was so excited the colours and patterns are gorgeous and so practical for a lot of different occasions.

You can catch Keith on again tomorrow with another of the amazing Design Team Denise :)

Here are the cards I made this week ( we only had just over 24 hours with the kit- so I only managed 6 samples)

It certainly is another stunning new collection from Kanban Crafts which you can catch on Create & Craft TV tomorrow.

Happy Shopping 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog week 164 Purple & Black

Good morning and welcome to my little part of the blogging world.
This week on Glitter N Sparkle Challenge we had a theme of Purple & Black and I was luckily enough to get given a Digital Delights image for this week's card and here is my creation.
Steampunk Tasha is the wonderful image that I chose to use and have coloured her with Letraset Promarkers.

Colours I have used are: 
Skin - Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink
Hair: Burnt Sienna & Blender pen
Wings: Plum preserve
Dress: Lilac & Purple - Plum preserve for the frills
Boots, goggles & Hat - Cool grey 5, Warm grey 4

I have used glossy accents on the monocle element of the image for add effect.

The card has been layered using Docrafts backing paper with steampunk elements on it, Kanban Art deco black pattern card stock, Ribbons from Meiflower crafts were tied in a criss-cross pattern. Finished off with a rubber stamped sentiment from Inkylicious .

To join in on the fun and games this week on Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog
Pop over and add your linky :) 
Good Luck and happy Stamping.
Tracey xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Cute as a Button Tracy Tricera Image for Glitter N Sparkle's Week 163 Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to this weeks Glitter N Sparkle Challenge
This weeks theme is Use a Die

We have 5 sponsors this week all offering fabulous prizes for those lucky winners:
The sponsors are:

I as lucky enough to be given a Cute as a Button image:
Tracy Tricera was my images and she is very cute don't you think?

I have used Letraset Promarkers again this week and here is the listed of colours I used:
Apple Cider & Marsh Green for the main Body
Lush Green for the claws
Pastel Beige for the Frill around the head
Herb Green for Highlighting.

I decided even though she is called Tracy that I would make it a boy themed card as I sell a lot of Dinosaur cards for boys. Here is the finished card. 

I have die cut stars from the Xcut range by docrafts, the chipboard number is from Woodware Crafts and the Polka dot paper is from Anna-Marie Designs.

To join in the the challenge pop over to Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Week 163 Die Cut and add your link to the post. Good Luck 
Tracey xx

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Week #162 Something in Red - Morgan's ArtWorld Cat in the Flower Garden

Blimey, it's Sunday again already and Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Week 162 is here with it's fabulous prizes up for grabs from the amazing SLS Line designsThe Stamping Boutique & finally Morgan's Artworld.

I was lucky enough to get to choose an image from Morgan's Artworld and my choice just had to be The cat in the flower garden digital image.

Here is my creation with the theme of Something red, with Remembrance Day just around the 
corner I decided to purely pick the flowers from the digi to colour as they look like poppies too. 

The backing polka dot cardstock is from Anna Marie Designs and the black/grey pearl paper stock is from Crafty Queens Crafts from Facebook. The buttons are from my personal stash and the Polka dot ribbon is from Meiflower Ribbons.

I have zoomed in on one of the trio of images to explain the colours used.

Letraset Promarkers:
Tiny daisy like flowers were shaded with Lipstick red
Poppies - Berry red, Poppy Red & Cool Grey 5
Larger daisies - Ruby Red with Yellow centres.

So there is my inspiration for you for this weeks challenge, to submit your entry just pop over to Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog add your link to your work to be in with a chance of winning some great digi images for your collection.
Happy Crafting everyone
Don't forget to leave your comments and check out the other Design Team inspiration :)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Snowflakes & Reindeers

Good Afternoon from a rather windy West Midlands in the UK.

I have been busy with going to the NEC for the Christmas Hobbycrafts show ran by ICHF on Thursday and helping out at the Kanban Crafts Worksop with 'Kanban Keith' Smith and superstar demonstrator Sue Dinsdale as they worked on Afternoon Tea Kits with some of their fans which was fun. 

Wow the show was great and certainly a lot of people about and everyone enjoying the free make & takes which were going on.

I had a great time learning some new skills including making this Watercolour landscape painting with Matthew Palmer Watercolour Artist

Not bad for a 45 minute lesson really, I have been practising at home and painted some more pictures now ready to stick on cards.

Now the reason for my post today is I was busy making cards yesterday and came across a stamp set by Kanban Crafts called Reindeer & Snowflakes which I decided to craft with and here is what I made:

This easel card is stamped on the background with the blacked out snowflake stamp from the set, stamped the medium sized clear reindeer and coloured him with Promarkers Tan & Praline.
The ribbon is from Meiflower crafts, The snowflake charm is from ebay and the gems and pearls are also from Aspire

Now available on my Facebook page: Unicorn Crafts Handmade Cards & Accessories

Happy Crafting
Tracey xx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Week 161 Lacy Sunshine Stamps - Anything Goes theme

Welcome on this foggy chilly Sunday morning and it's the 1st of November already.
Wow where did October go.
Well it was certainly a busy month with samples for Kanban Crafts and also the weekly challenges for Glitter N Sparkle.

I'm sure this month will be fun filled too.

This week I got given a Lacy Sunshine Stamp

This Digital Stamp is called Victorian Emily is amazing and great to colour.

I have used Letraset Promarkers on this image and here is the list of colours:
Lipstick & Berry Red - Coat, Bows, Brolly & Flowers
Green & Blender Pen - Dress & Hat
Green Shoots - Extras
Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink - Skin
Cocoa & Burnt Sienna - Hair

I have added tiny gems for added effect on the image.

The card is layered with green snowflake patterned card by Kanban Crafts, Red plain card from my stash, Stripy paper straw from Etsy, Poinsettia is from my local Hobbycraft store.

I will be buying more of these great images for my fairy collection from Lacy Sunshine Stamps in the near future.

If you want to join in and to be in with a chance of winning some of these brilliantly cute images then pop over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and join in the fun.

Thanks for looking, don't forget to join my blog for up to date blogs and info 
Happy Crafting xxx