Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Sweetest Thing

Ok so I pretty much have all my crimbo cards out the way now, and i needed a little break from it all... What better way to do that than to pick a couple of challenges and and get lost in my paper and ink...

I finally caved in and brought a couple of Tilda's i've been hankering after for ages and ages.. Perfect for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge this week and there fabby sketch.. I also just noticed that this fits in perfect with the Magnolia Down Under challenge too, as there theme is 'Stamp with another use' and seeing as i've used one of the new christmas Tilda's as a valentines/love card i think it qualifies!

The colour combo of Pink, Burgundy and Ivory was courtesy of Colour Create

And i managed to fit in Quixotic Challenge #7: Lace
I'm also joining in with the
Creative Card Crew #41 Anything Goes and using this chance to enter there DT call, wish me luck :)
I've used BG papers, old book pages cut using the smallest nestie ovals, and paper roses from stash, I also popped on a couple of pins and used a feather to pretty it up. I threaded a thin red ribbon through the lace so i was able to gather it slighty.
Tilda was coloured with copics and then highlighted with my new and totally awsome coloursoft pencils..
I finally invested in some new paper too.. I've been told the paper makes all the differance but as i'm still learning i'm a tad clueless, I was using just a text and graphic smooth 160gsm, but got myself some cartridge paper.. one smooth 150gsm and one slightly rougher 180gsm, i've used the 180gsm on this piece, and i have to say i am impressed with the results.. the copics are a little harder to work with, just because the paper wants to suck the colour from the pen, so time and a gentle hand are needed, but definatly worth it.
Thanks for stopping by, and a very Happy Christmas to all my Blog Friends and Visitors x
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Hurray...A Card!!

I finally got around to joining in with a challenge...Lili of the Valley to be precise!
There was an interesting sketch i just couldn't resist.

And just in time too seeing as there will be a new challenge tomorrow..
So here is my take on the sketch... As you can see I've turned it 90° to the left

This has to be one of the sweetest images ever.. she's just so Serene
I used my new Derwent Graphitint pencils {early crissy pressie from me mum, fank you mummy xxx} to colour her.. i need a bit of practice with these pencils but i think she looks pretty cool.
papers are MME, BG and old book! snowflakes are all MS punches, and the lettering is poundland special dome stickers.
Thanks for stopping by... and if i don't have time for another post
May i wish ya all
A Very Merry Christmas xx
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

It made itself...

Well not literally....This is one of those cards that kinda made itself with some odds and sods i had lying about the place and it just happens to fit in with the latest challenge over at
Crafty Catz with their theme
Angels & Fairies

I used a scrap of MME paper, The image is by Sugar Nellie which i coloured with copics, and her wings were accented with rock candy stickles. I used a punch for the sentiment and some more scraps for the mini scroll and leaves.. the flowers were from my stash {wild orchid crafts do the best paper flowers in town} And i finished it with a strip of fancy natural lace.

I'm off up to see the folks so i wont be blogging for a week or so.. {ok so thats nothing new, but this time i got a good reason lol}
Have a great rest of week and thanks for stopping by x
♥ HUGZ ♥