Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Crafting in the Sunshine today

Good afternoon. It's a glorious day here in Coventry and I am busy crafting away with digital images that I have coloured a while ago. 
Here are two I have done using Saturated Canary digital images designed by Krista Smith.
Her images are brilliant and I have been a fan for many years now.
This is a nice 8" x 8" square card and finished with a sentient by Inkylicious. 

This one is a big A4 sized card and the sentiment is by Penny Black Stamps and quite good for this April shower weather we are having at the moment.

Right I'm off to make some more cards as it's nearly time to restock the local shops and orders need making. Enjoy your Wednesday 

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - Easter theme using Ikes Art Digital Images

Good Morning and what a lovely start to the Easter Sunday with all this lovely sunshine.

Over on the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog today it's our Easter Theme challenge and I was given the choice from Ikes Art found at Stitchybear.
I fancied a more traditional feel for Easter rather than cute bunnies for I chose

And here is the card I produced with it.
Coloured using Copic Markers and used backings from a Kanban Easter collection that I had.

To purchase any of Ikes Art work pop over to Stitchybear Stamps and check out the fab art work and to enter this weeks challenge then pop over to Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and add your entry to be in with a chance of winning some fab new digi's

Enjoy your Easter Celebrations where ever you are in the world and we will see you again soon.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Morgan's artworld blog challenge ' Anything with wings'

Good morning,
I have hit with the flu this last week and have struggled to keep up with the blogging and forgot the latest Morgan's artworld challenge post. Which I had made a few weeks ago. So here it is.

I have used Fairy wishes image and coloured her in with promarkers pens. I add wooden butterflies and dragonflies for an added fairy woodland effect.
If you would like to pop and over an submit an entry then pop over to Morgan's artworld challenge blog and join in the fun.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Week #180 Anything Goes Challenge on the Glitter n Sparkle Blog

Good Morning and on this lovely first day of spring, we  have the sun shining and the birds tweeting away whilst I'm sat in my work room.

This week is the Anything Goes week over on the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and this week I was given a Lacy Sunshine Digital Image - called Flower Bed Fred Gnome and he is super cute and very fitting this morning as it's the First day of Spring.
And here he is:
Isn't he cute? Such a fun image to colour too. I used something a bit different for me this time and used Pastel Pencils, I bought these pencils from a local Anime Art Shop and I have to say it's a lovely change to use something else to colour with. They are called Bruynzeel Design Pastel Pencils - 12 in a box.
Great for smudging and they have given a lovely effect with the a shading.
It was screaming out for fun bright colours, so I continued this on with the card colours too.
I decided to try a gatefold card today and the card was precut by Lime Tree Craft and it was just a case of finding the folding points and off we go. The Lemon card stock is also by Limetree Craft and the Citrus green polka dots is by Anna Marie Designs.
I have used a Stampin Up trio of flowers punch and used off cuts to cut them out. I have tied a sage green ribbon to hold the card shut and finished with tiny pearls on the flowers for effect.

Love this Gnome image - great fun to use and Lacy Sunshine are a fabulous Digital stamp company.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win some digital images from any of our sponsors this week then pop over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog page and find out how to play along and to add your creations.
Lots of Look and Happy Spring to you all.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Week #179 Glitter n Sparkle - Something in Green theme - Make it Crafty Image

Good Morning and welcome to another great challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle challenge Blog

This week we have some amazing sponsors and one of those is the brilliant

I was lucky to have a choice from their website and went with Urban Keisha
and here is the card that I designed.

Urban Keisha has been coloured using various shades of Promarkers
Moss, Olive Green, Lime Zest, Lime Twist, Marsh Green & Khaki
Were my green elements for my theme
Skin is done with Blush, Saffron and Pastel Pink
Hair is done with Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon & Sandstone

The backing ground was done using a Backing card from Kanban Crafts - Street scene. I used also used Woodware Craft Collections Urban Graffiti set ( available from Truly Inspired Crafts) which I have coloured with Dovecraft metallic pens.
I kept the rest simple and just layered on black matting panel and then on to an A5 card blank.

Love this image and the collection of Urban Streets by Make it Crafty is awesome and they have several other designs too.

Hope you liked my project and that you will pop over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog and have a go at winning so great prizes.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Personal Impressions Blog: Botanical Canvas

Personal Impressions Blog: Botanical Canvas: Good Morning Crafters   Today we have a beautiful step by step by Tracey.   She has used products from the Personal Impressions we...

My latest blog tutorial for the brilliant  Personal Impressions is now on their blog and Facebook page.

Loved making this canvas.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog - Week 178 Mother's Day theme

Good Morning and welcome to Mothers Day here in the UK

It is all about our Mum's and the theme is Mother's Day

This weeks sponsor's include Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps which was my assigned designer this week.
Now I am a huge baking fan so when I saw her Cookie Jar Image I just had to select that one
You can click on the link above to take you straight to this great image.
I decided to print it 3 times to great a shelf of Cookie jars for my card design. 
And here it is:

I have used Promarkers - Sandstone and cinnamon for the cookies and added pastel blue to the jars to give the appearance of glass.

The matt layer is a piece of kraft card and the backing is from a Kanban Crafts paper pad and then I have added two shades of silver ribbon tied down the left hand side of the card.
I have then hand stamped Happy Mothers Day on to kraft card to tie everything together.

I hope you have been inspired and also enjoying your Mother's Day but if you fancy having a go at the challenge then just follow this link to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog where you can add your link to your project and be in with chance of winning some fabulous prizes.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Kanban Crafts Antique Botanical Collection Launch on Create & Craft Tv this week

This week saw another fantastic launch from Kanban Crafts which was aired first on Create & Craft USA starting  on Tuesday where we saw Keith Smith (Aka the boss) take the shows by storm with the new kit and all the fabulous samples designed by the Design Team.
I was very lucky to get extra's on this kit as I was developing a lot of Keith's demo's for the shows.

Here are a selection of those cards and projects  that he kindly used on the USA shows. 

I tried to showcase all the amazing products on the show by using the Kraft Card Apertures, Topper sheets from the main collection and the Sentiment Pad which everyone was loving.

 Foiled Card pack coloured with Promarkers

Then on Thursday the kit was launched to the UK viewers and we saw yet again just how popular this kit as it started to fly out the door by the end of the first show.
Here are some more of my samples and demonstrations that I produced for Keith to use.

 This Gift bag has proven very popular on the shows and looks very expensive but with the fantastic prices on the show is actually very in-expensive.

 I have made a demonstration to make this little notepad too
 This card shows just how to use all the elements and how not to throw anything away as it can all add fantastic definition to your cards.
 This is just using one topper sheet and a piece of the plainer backing card.
 A simple Square card using the foiled card stock and a red crown as a lovely embellishment.
 Now this is a slight;y different design for me and I have used the gorgeous postcards from the up sell promotion and I have added a art effect with ink powders.
Now this is a lovely 8"x8" card which I have used the Gold & yellow foil swirl paper from the main collection, Vellum sheet from the up sell pack, used the inner of an aperture card base and then finished with butterflies from the up sell pack of butterflies which I have coloured with promarkers. The tiny butterflies are cut from the same sheet.

Lace used on the projects was purchased from Truly Inspired Crafts who have a great selection of ribbons & lace. 

Denise is joining Keith today with more shows on Create & Craft Tv with the lovely Antique Botanical collection. Be quick though as this mornings show saw lots of items go to limited stock.

Happy Crafting
Tracey xxx