Saturday, 28 July 2012

CC Designs Challenge Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone's weekend is going well so far? I was watching the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games and definitely at times like this i really do miss London.

Well i did a Christmas themed challenge card today and it came out really well, it was one of those cards that just came together all by itself. Really pleased with her hair on this one but think i may have made it a smidgen too dark but its works well.

I used white base card and then cut out the white and green spotted paper and mounted this on red paper, i then cut the white and green striped paper and mounted that on red. I printed out my image yesterday before i knew what i was going to use her for and was a little concerned she would be too big but i found tilting the image on it's side after i had mounted in on green card stock, worked really well and anyone would think i have done it on purpose LOL

I put on some crimson ribbon and then made the two little bows out of the same ribbon, some pearls in the corner finished it off. I haven't added a sentiment as i generally chose those once i know who i am sending the card too.

Here she is

For this card i used the following
white card stock, red ribbon, green patterned papers from my stash
Paper xtra pearls
White Gel pen
HAIR E25, E27, E27
FACE E50, E51
OUTLINED IMAGE WITH C1 to make it pop out a bit more
SAKURA BLACK AQUALIP on her coat buttons
SAKURA GELLY ROLL CLEAR STAR on her wings and the snowflakes

I am entering the following challenges

Thank you for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments
Hugs Jox

Friday, 27 July 2012

Crafts & Me challenge 94 entry - Anything goes, well it had to be another Hannah Lynn

Hi Everyone,

Yes it would seem i have become quite obsessed with my Hannah Lynn digi stamps, i promise you to leave them alone from now on and use some of my many many other images. If you are practicing with your Copics or promarkers if you use those they are so great because of all that lovely hair and i really do find hair the hardest to colour.

Not to blow my own trumpet but i am really rather proud of this one, i am very happy with the way i have coloured the hair and it actually feels like it is sinking in just have to practice on the blending, i know it is just one of those things you have to work at.

This card really started as i am giving up smoking and this is my first evening, the day went OK but i was feeling at a bit of a loss and needed to keep my hands busy and card making really is perfect for that :)

I wanted to make something bright and funky and wanted to step away from the blues i seem to have been using so much lately. I have decided to enter her in the anything goes challenge 94 at crafts & me.

Well here she is, let me know your thoughts or any suggestions. I truly do love hearing from you all and i really appreciate the support.

Black card is from my stash
Paper Xtra Gems
The paper and corrugated card is also from my stash
Hannah Lynn image
Face E50, E51 AND R20 LIPS R29
AND COLOURLESS BLENDER which i could totally not live with out, its like a correction pen for markers LOL
Stickles for the butterflies wings

also entering Make It Monday

Have a great weekend all
Thanks for your support as always

Colouring hair practice (another excuse to colour another Hannah Lynn)

Hi Everyone,

Thankfully that's the end of an extremely long week sigh....the weekend is here so things are definitely looking up!

Well i am not entering this card into any challenges, it was mainly just to get some practice colouring hair and the card kind of happened. I am experimenting with different colour combinations for hair at the moment and my apologies but you will find they are all differing shades of brown, not very adventurous am i?

Let me know your thoughts

Card from stock
Paper xtra gems
White ribbon, which i coloured in with Copic B23 and made the bow
Papers are from Do Crafts
Hannah Lynn Image, i expect you will see a lot more of her, she is gorgeous and really is a joy to colour, even if you have absolutely no patience like me LOL
Hair  E35 AND E29
Skin -E50 AND E51, i used a little R20 on her cheek but doesn't show up very well in the photo
Rose  B21 AND B23
EYE  B24
LIPS  R20, but sadly doesn't show up very well
I then used my Gelly Roll Clear star pen over the rose and dome

I am entering this in Make It Monday

Well i am off to try and get creative and see what else i can come up this space LOL

Thanks as always

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Another Hannah Lynn image and three new challenges

Hi All,

This is my second card using a Hannah Lynn image, the card came out really well but am really not happy with my colouring of the hair, will need some serious practise that's for sure.

Items used for this card
White Card Stock and ribbon from my stash
Nitwits papers
Hannah Lynn image
Paper Xtra Gems
Sentiment was one i had on the computer but sadly cannot remember where i got it
Copics E00, E33, R20, E37, E35, E27, R29, B21, E000
White Gel Pen
Gelly Roll Clear Star

I have entered her in the following challenges


Well as its Sunday evening i really should be thinking about getting ready for work tomorrow and hope everyone has a fantastic week.

Thanks for checking in

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Hannah Lynn Digital stamp

Good afternoon all,

Well i had my first Copics lesson yesterday at my local craft store and it was heaps of fun. I definitely needed the help :) I can blend a little better now but need to practise quite a bit. We did a section on  hair which is great because its an area that i really do struggle.

With this in mind i wanted an image that would let me play around with colouring in hair and got the inspiration from Coops who is on the DT for Crafts & Me. The Hannah Lynn images are stunning with lots of gorgeous hair to practise. I have chosen the one below to coincide with a couple of the challenges i am taking part in.

I coloured her using my trusty copics with some Gelly Roll, Aqualip and white Gel pen for good measure. I think i picked my brown (earth) colours a little too close together and found it hard to get the highlighted effect i wanted so i ended up colouring the strands alternating colours and whilst it was not the effect i was going for i really like it. I think i may print one of the images in a larger size to practise as that might help.

I am entering the following challenges

Well here's my finished article

isn't the image stunning, something tells me these will be showing up in a lot of my future cards

For this card i used
White card Stock, Pearlescent Purple and Silver paper from my stash
Nitwits digital paper
Shimmery Ribbon from my stash
Hannah Lynn Digital Image 
Sakura White Aqualip and Clear Star Gelly Roll
Copics YG06, BG01, RV00, R20, R81, E15, E17, E33, E50, E51, 0
White Gel pen

as always thanks so much for taking the time

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Just Inspirational Challenge Blog

Hi All,

Me again, well i am back to work tomorrow after a lovely four day weekend so getting my last challenge linked and posted before the joy of catching up for the rest of the week begins.

For this card i used
Paper Shelter Digital Image
Pink Petticoat Papers
Gelly Roll Pink Star
Copics R00, YR16, RV00, R20, E25, R81 B21, B14, E34

As always thanks you so much for taking the time to view

Take care all 

Winter wonderland challenge blog entry

Hi Everyone,

I am entering the following card in the winter wonderland challenge. I tried to do something a little different from my normal styles and this challenge required the focus of the card to be on the sentiment which i thought was a fantastic idea.

I want to say thank you for all the lovely comments you leave, i know this can be time consuming but i wanted you to know that each and everyone is appreciated.

For this card i used the following
Nitwit papers
Blue ribbon from my stash
Scalloped Square die
Sentiment was a freebie from sentiments 4 you
Paper Extra Gems
Brilliance Dew Drop in Sky Blue

Thanks as always

Monday, 16 July 2012

Another Challenge post. It is my birthday tomorrow lets hope that brings me luck :)

Hi Everyone,

Here is the card i am submitting for the challenges listed below. Well those who have known me a while will know that pink is not really my colour and i must confess that this card was my third attempt before i was happy. Hope you like it?

For this card is used
Pink Petticoat Papers
LOTV Image
White Card Stock from my stash
Paper Extra Pearls & gems
Diamond Stickles
Copics in 0  B21  YG17  R85  E50 R81 C5
Momento Black Tuxedo Ink
sentiment came free with a Tatty Teddy DoCrafts stamp

Hope you like my latest creations :)

As always thanks for taking the time to check in with me

Friday, 13 July 2012

Second Less Is More Challenge card

Hey everyone,

Me again :)

Well i ended up making a couple of cards for the Less Is More Week 75 Gold Colour Challenge. I thought about it and pondered over the two as i really could not decide which one i should enter into the challenge. Well i checked their challenge rules and it turns out i can submit two entries so that saved a difficult decision.

As always would love to hear your comments or any suggestions.


For this one is used
White card stock from my stash
Gold Pearlescent paper
Couture Creations embossing folder
Glossy accents

Less Is More Challenge Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great week and the weekend is a good one for you. Below is a card i am submitting into the less is more challenge. The Theme of this challenge was the colour GOLD. It was fun but found it a bit tricky. Plus I've found that the gold hasn't photographed overly well. Please let me know any thoughts, your comments really do mean a great deal.

Thanks as always

For this card i used
White card stock from my stash
Pearlescent Gold Paper which i picked up at my newsagents of all places
The hearts were made using a cutting die
Glossy Accents
Happy Birthday Stamp
Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink

Less is more challenge - week 75 Challenge - Gold

Sunday, 8 July 2012

LOTV Challenge Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend :)

This is my card that i am entering into the challenges below. This one was a bit more difficult for me as one of the challenges required a sketch and it took me a wee while to get it finished but i have to say i really love the way it turned out, hope you all like it too :)

To complete this card is used
All the papers (including the ones used to make the flowers) are Nitwits Petal fresh Collection. I love blue and this kit is gorgeous.
LOTV stamped image
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Marianne rose die
Spellbinders in Plain Circle and scalloped circles
copics  E47,0,B24,B93,B21,E50,B32,YG17
White Gel pen
Gelly Roll in Clear Star 
Glossy accents
double sided tape and foam pads

I am entering these challenges

Have a great start to the week everyone and thanks as always for taking the time.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Less is more (LIM) challenge entry

Good evening all,

This is the card i am submitting to the Less Is More challenge. For those of you that know me from Do Crafts will know the i already adore LIM cards. I must confess i did find this one a little tricky as i tend to make my cards as i go along rather than having a plan first, which has both its good and bad points, like a whole collection of failed cards oops. But i gave it my best shot. The challenge was based on their logo which i have copied in below first.

Here is my finished card

My apologies for the less than fantastic photographs

For this card is used the following;
White card stock
Black and White Musical Digital paper
Pink and Brown paper 
Sentiment is from Pixie Gypsy (Create special memories every day)
White Ribbon Roses
Spellbinders scalloped oval die
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Thanks for taking the time to read and view my blog :)