Tuesday, 29 January 2013

My attempt at Vintage...sadly we go together like oil and water

This is my final post of the evening...this was for the crafts and Me challenge which is Vintage. Whilst i love other peoples vintage cards the thought of making my own really feels me with apprehension. It just seems to be the one style i just cannot get my head around. Whilst my card below is probably my best attempt so far i must confess i am still not happy with it. i look at it and feel like it isn't really sure what style it is. But hey i thought i would give it ago so here is my card.

For this card i used...

So Stylish digi from The Paper Shelter
Chipboard which i coloured with Copics from my stash
Papers, sentiment and flowers from Kmart
Copics E11, E17, E71, R81, E13, R11, E00
Gelly roll in Clear Sparkle

I would like to enter this in the following challenge.

Any feedback on how to improve my "Vintage" would be greatly appreciated!


Cards i made to stave off the boredom

I am not entering the following cards in any challenges but these are the cards i made because the power was out and i was quite literally starting to climb the walls, i was ok for the first few hours but after that i needed something to keep me occupied.

Please let me know what you think, i really enjoy getting your comments and am happy with any suggestions or advice you have to offer.

Thanks Jox

Little Red Riding Hood

This was the second "fairytale" themed card i made and i went with a slightly more vintage look in terms of colours and i was quite happy with the result and please feel free to comment or offer suggestions.

For this is used...

Little Red Riding Hood digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
Patterned papers by Fabscraps
Flower & Ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Gelly Roll in Black Sparkle
Copics C7, C9, R81, R59, B97, E50, E37, E35, E15
White Gel Pen
Xcut frame Die
Circle & Scalloped Circle spellbinders dies
Gems by kaisercraft

I would like to enter this in the following challenges...

Thanks for your time


My apologies in advance

There will be several posts in a row today. We had bad weather in Brisbane over the weekend which left me without power for 24hrs, well what's a girl to do except made cards, so i made a few of them to stop me going bananas.

I made two cards for the challenges below and couldn't decide which one to go with and ended up settling on the one below, hope you like it?

For this card i used...
Snow White Image by The Paper Shelter
Copics Y18, E71, E27, E25, R29, YG09, YG05, E17, E50, B16, B29, C9, G14, C3, G28
Gelly rolls in Golden star and Red Star
Red, Yellow and Blue card by Kaisercraft
Martha Stewart border punch
White Ribbon from Stash
Red, White and Black flowers by Kaisercraft
Marianne Leaf Die
Red & Blue gems from stash
Double sided tape, double sided foam pads
Glossy accents

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for taking the time

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Help Needed!

Hi everyone,

well i really think i need to stay away from the Crafts and Me website...i will just have a look i thought...three new digital stamps later ha ha. The one i have used on my card below is Butterflies of Hope by Hannah Lynn and i just adore her. I really couldn't wait to print her out and colour.

I need your advice though...i seem to be getting worse at my hair colouring and not maybe that i am over blending or not flicking enough but i really don't know and if any of you wonderful people have any advice i would really love to hear it. I think maybe i am over thinking the whole thing or maybe laying down too much ink to start i just don't know....

I wanted to keep this one mainly pretty simple but with a real "pop" of colour and i really like the end result.

I used...
Hannah Lynn Digital Image
Papers & Card Stock from my rapidly depleting stash
Flowers and Gems were from my Stash 
Gelly Roll Clear Star
Copics YG09, B05, RV06, Y08, E50, C9, C7, C5, V17, R46

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Thanks for joining me

Happy Australia Day!

Hi everyone,

Well it is Australia Day today so have a lovely three day weekend, sadly the weather is against us in Queensland today and it has rained constantly since yesterday. This being the case i wanted to make a bright sunshiny card to make up for it.

For this card i used;

Kenny K Digital Image Bathing Beauty
Papers and card were all from my stash
The flowers were by scrapmats and coloured with Copics
Copics E50, E25, YR16, V09, G14, R29, RV06, B05, Y08
Gelly roll Clear Star (for her jewellery)
Fiskars corner punch

I would like to enter her in the following challenges

Have a great weekend and i really appreciate your comments

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Life is a circus

Hi everyone,

On a random note before i get on to this evenings card, is anyone having an issue with Blogger, i have some badges that i want to add to my blog but when i select add gadget and then try to add my own (which i am pretty sure is how i did it last time) it comes up with an error message. I have tried their suggestion and tried it on several computers but each time i get the same error message, SUPER frustrated so if you have any suggestions i would really appreciate them.

OK on to tonight's card, i am going through a phase with my new digi stamps from The Paper Shelter at the moment and i wanted a bright colour scheme. I had some of the free papers left over from my other card so when with pink and green. For someone who isn't a huge fan of pink i sure seem to be using a lot lately ha ha.

Isn't she a gorgeous image, she was a lot of fun to colour and i think she would suit a number of different colour schemes. But i must confess i keep looking at this card and thinking it needs something else but i just can't quite put my finger on it. The font for the sentiment i downloaded from and i generated on my computer. I love that you can get so many amazing fonts online and i like being able to create my own sentiments in the size and style i want.

I used...
Black Card Blank from Kmart
papers are free from Australian Simply Cards
Image is from the Paper Shelter
Single Gems are by Kaiser Craft
I used spellbinders dies 
Sakura Gelly Roll, Aqualip, Metallic and Glaze pens

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Thanks for joining me

Monday, 21 January 2013

Let's do lunch

Hi everyone,

Hope your Monday has been going well so far. I started this card last night and finished it off this evening. I fell in love with this digi from The Paper Shelter a while ago and of course purchased it but have been having a little trouble trying to find a card or occasion to fit it. Hope you agree this one all worked very well together.

I used the following...
Digi from The Paper Shelter
Papers and ribbon are from my stash
card Stock Kmart
Black and Pink Gems Kaiser Craft
Sentiment - i generated this in Word
Gelly Rolls Pink star and Red Star
Copics Y32, R81, E41, RV34, R46, E47, C9, E17, E50, E15
Glossy accents
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Double sided tape

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Have a great week and thanks for visiting

Sunday, 20 January 2013

My other chosen card

Me again.

This is the other card i have chosen to submit to my challenges. I just love the combination of red and black and i have had this digi in my collection for a little bit as i fell in love with it the minute i saw it but just haven't gotten around to using it.

I wanted to keep this one fairly simple too as she is such a gorgeous image i wanted her to be the focal point. I took a black pearlescent card blank for my base. I then cut a strip of red pearlscent paper and used a Martha Stewart bored punch. I cut another strip from the same black card stock and embossed it to give it a little additional details. I mounted the black onto the red and then mounted these straight to the card base. I coloured my image with my trusty Copics but wanted this to have a little more blink/shimmer so i added some clear star gelly roll to the rose in her hair to give it a little sparkle, i used black aqualip on her shoes so they look like they are patent. I coloured the lamp post using black metallic gelly roll and the light bulb using yellow glaze. I then coloured around the image in really light grey to make it pop out at you a little more. I then mounted the image on black card stock leaving a thin border and then mounted this on red paper leaving another narrow border and then finally again onto black card stock with another narrow border and then adhered it to the card at a slight angle. I then added clear and red gems to complete the card.

I used...
Digital Image from The Paper Shelter
Card Stock Kmart
Pearlescent Paper from local newsagent
Couture Creations embossing folder
Martha Stewart Border punch
Red gems from stash
clear gems Kaiser Craft
Copics R37, E50, C0, C7, C9
Sakura Gelly Rolls Clear Star, Black Metallic
Sakura Yellow Glaze
Sakura Black Aqualip

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges



Hi everyone from very muggy and sticky Queensland, think i would trade with one of you in the UK right now...ahhh snow!

Well i have had quite a productive few days card wise for my challenges but now have more cards than i can enter...oops. So i have had to make a decision which quite honestly is not one of my strong points. The first card i will show you today i chose because it is a little bit outside of my normal style and i really like the way it turned out, girly but not pink and frilly.

I decided i wanted to limit the amount of colour on my card so there is only a little but i think it draws your attention to the gorgeous image more.

I started this one of backwards to how i create my other cards, i coloured my image first and just picked the colours of Copics i liked and used them. I then decided to make the rest of the card the same colour. I took my standard white pearlescent card black. I cut a square 12cm x 12cm from the same card stock and embossed it. I then adhered this onto another piece of the same card stock and trimmed a border. I wanted to put some ribbon on and decided to go with the red i had in my stash and i adhered this to the smaller trimmed cards. I attached this to the base card using foam tape to give it a lift. I then cut my image out using Spellbinders dies, i cut one slightly larger using the original card stock and mounted both to the card. I made a red bow which i then adhered to the card using glossy accents. I also added some small red gems. Its hard to tell from the image but i did some highlights on the flowers and bees using my clear star Gelly roll to add a little sparkle and put some Glossy Accents on the bees to make them nice and glossy.

I used...
Pearlescent White Card stock from Kmart
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinders Dies
Digital Image from Cuddly Buddy
Ribbon - Stash
Gems - Stash
Copics V05, RV04, V17, YG09, YG17, G05, C2, Y13, E37, E41, R81, B16, YG05 AND R37
Glossy Accents
Clear Star Gelly Roll

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges;

Thanks for taking the time to view 


Friday, 18 January 2013

Forever Friends Girly Card

I trust everyone had a good week, mine was pretty busy at work and definitely happy its not the week end!

I am entering the card in several challenges and would be interested to have your feedback. Girly is not really my strong point, think i have a tendency to be too much of a tomboy some ha ha. But i really enjoyed making this one and it is certainly a lot busier than my normal cards but it has all come together pretty well i think?

Well i worked around the topper this time, whereas i normally work the other way around. The image and papers are all from the same paper pack. I used a pearlescent white card blank to start. I then cut my striped paper to the size i wanted it and mounted on to slightly darker brown paper. I then cut a smaller square of flowered paper and mounted this on the same brown paper, but i made the border on this one a lot narrower. I took some more pearlescent card stock and trimmed it down to a strip to go over the from. I then punched the design along the bottom. I Cut a strip of dotty paper and adhered this to the card strip. I am shocking at trying to stick paper down straight so much confess i had to trim along the top a little to make sure it aligned. I then wrapped a white ribbon and stuck this to the back. I then adhered the strip to the card after much playing around with positioning. I cut out the image, mounted on to white card stock and them mounted again on the same brown paper. I adhered this to the card using double sided foam tape so give it a bit more lift and so it didn't look flat against the embellishments i wanted to ad. I then cut out a flourish using a die and my big shot, this was cut from the same white card stock. I really wanted to use my Marianne rose dies because i love them and decided i would make three roses out of the offcuts of the different papers and i actually really like the contrast it gives. I punched a butterfly using my trusty Martha Stewart butterfly punch and adhered to the card and then added my beloved gems. I added some stickles to the inside of the roses to give them a little more pizazz. Hope you like my efforts

I used...
Forever Friends image and papers by Do Crafts
White pearlescent card stock from Kmart
Flourishes Die
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Martha Stewart border punch
Gems from Kaiser craft
Marianne Rose Die
Glossy Accents

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Have a great weekend and as always thanks for joining me


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge entry

Hope you are all having a great week so far, not long until the weekend now.

The Challenge at Simon Says is for black and white with a splash of colour. I had a few ideas and must confess a couple did not go according to plan, i think i tried to force the ideas and that just doesn't work. Well amazingly i had the idea for this one on the bus coming home from work and i am actually really happy with the result.

I started off using a black pearlescent card blank (from Kmart) and then took a white pearlescent card blank (from Kmart) and cut to 12.5cm x 12.5cm and then embossed it using a cuttlebug folder i have and my beloved Bigshot. I then took some hot pink pearlescent paper (from my newsagent) which i mounted the embossed card panel onto, i trimmed a small border around so make it jump from the black card stock. I then cut out some mini butterflies using my Martha Stewart punch and arranged them on the embossed panel,  There are actually 2 black, 2 pink and 2 white but the white do not show up very well in the photo. I adhered them using Glossy Accents and added small clear Kaiser Craft Gems. Hope you like it!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Birthday with Old and New

Hi everyone,

Well i am back with another card, this one i am entering in several challenges. Simon Says Stamp and Show tasked a theme of something "Old" which i am using old backing papers that have been in my stash since i originally started card making a few years ago. The Sweet Stop have a sketch as their challenge and i really liked the sketch, sometimes i find this hard to work by as i just cannot visualise it but this one i seemed to have no issue with. My final challenge is Charisma cardz and their theme is Happy Birthday and if you put the number 4 on your card you get entered 4 times in the challenge. Without much further ado here is what i created...

I started off with a 15cm x 15cm pearlescent white card base. I took two of my patterned papers and cut them down to 7cm x 14cm and adhered them both on black card stock. I then trimmed the black card stock down leaving a small back border. I then cut a piece of black card stock 3cm x 14cm and used a border punch on the bottom. I then fixed this panel to the card base using double sided tape. I then cut another piece of patterned paper to 5cm x 11cm and the adhered to more black card stock which i then trimmed down to leave a small black border. I adhered this to my card with double sided tape. For the sentiment i actually typed it out using Word and then adjust the size and spacing that i wanted and printed onto white paper. I then used a die cutting machine and dies to cut out the white sentiment and a slightly larger one in black which i then adhered together. The sentiment was then adhered to the card using square double sided foam pads to make it stand out a little more. The card still needed a little more so i added a black ribbon bow and punched out a butterfly from the offcuts of the patterned paper and adhered both using Glossy Accents and finally i added a few gems to give the card a little bit of bling.

I used...
Card Blank 15cm x 15cm from Kmart
Black card stock and patterned papers from my stash
Spellbinders Dies
Gems by Kaisercraft
Black ribbon from stash
Butterfly and Border punch both Martha Stewart

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Using old backing papers

Well i am entering a couple of card making blog challenges with this card and the theme for Simon Says Stamp was something "Old" well i have had the backing papers i used in my stash since i started getting interested in card making a few years ago and just never seemed to use them. I am also entering The Sketchy Challenges blog and i loved their sketch thought it would be fun to combine the two.

I took a 15cm x 15cm card blank in pearlescent white as my base. I then cut a square in black card measuring 13cm x 13cm which i adhered to the card using foam tape. I then cut three pieces of my old backing papers in 8cm x 8cm, 11.5cm x 6.5cm and 5.5cm x 5.5cm. I arranged these on the card to match the sketch and adhered them with double sided tape. I downloaded the zebra digital image and printed on Copic card. I coloured the zebra a light grey just to make him pop a little more and coloured the background roughly as i wanted to have a little texture rather than be flat. I cut out the image and scalloped black circles using dies. I then attached them to the card using double sided foam square so he really pops out at you. it wouldn't be one of my cards without a few gems. Hope you like my finished card

I used...
White Pearlescent card blank from Kmart
Black Card stock and the backing papers are all from my stash
The digital image is from Cuddly Buddly
Copics E31 and C1
Black gems are Kaisercraft

Thank you for viewing

More butterflies for Creative Inspirations

Well i ended up creating two cards and could not decide which one to enter so i thought i would enter this one also. I kept with the butterflies on this one as well and again tried to keep it fairly simple.

I used a pearlescent white card black. I cut a smaller square from blue card stock and i dry embossed 0.5cm all the way around to give the card a bit more interest, i adhered this to the card using foam tape. I cut four 3cm x 3cm squares from light green card stock and light yellow paper. I then dies cut three butterflies, one each of light yellow, light green and blue. I then stamped a sentiment on one of the yellow squares. I arranged the squares and then adhered them to the card using double sided tape. I adhered a butterfly to each of the remaining squares and alternated the colours. I used Glossy Accents for this. Once the Glossy Accents was dry i then folded the wings out a little to make them more dimensional. I then adhered a light green heart just below the sentiment.

I used...
White pearlescent card stock from Kmart
Blue and Green card stock from my stash
Light yellow and light yellow dotted papers from Pink Petticoat
Glossy Accents
double sided tape
Butterfly Die
Foam tape

Have a lovely week end.


CAS LIM Butterfly Card

Well i found the Creative Inspirations blog a little challenging as the colours are not something i would normally use or combine but i think that was the really great thing about this challenge. I love taking part in these challenges as they get you to think outside of your comfort zone and that is something i need to do. With this card i wanted to keep it relatively simple and i hope you like what i came up with?

I used a pearlescent white card stock blank, i cut out a scalloped square from light yellow dotted paper (sorry it is really hard to see from the photo) i cut out several butterflies using spellbinders dies and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I adhered them to the card using Glossy Accents, i love it because it doesn't dry instantly so gives you a little flexibility when it comes to positioning the item and also dries clear. I will add the sentiment later as i figure this card could be used for several different occasions.

I used...
Card stock blank is from Kmart
Spellbinders dies
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Light yellow papers by Pink Petticoat
The green and blue card stock are from my stash
Clear and light green gems (got this free with a magazine a while back)

Thanks for following my creations

Another Beat The Blues Entry for Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Well i seem to be all or nothing when it comes to ideas for my card making, i can go weeks where i get utterly frustrated because i cannot even get an idea of where to start and other times the ideas just keep coming and i can barely keep up with them. I originally coloured two images for my previous card because i was not entirely sure which one i wanted to use so ended up with two coloured images. I chose the LOTV image for the previous card and this Hannah Lynn image was far to gorgeous to remain stored in my stash so off i went and created another card.

The card base is one i had in my stash and measures 15cm x 15cm. I cut silver pearlescent paper to 14cm x 14cm and mounted onto the card blank using double sided sticky tape. The 4 patterned paper strips are all 3cm x 11cm (they were actually what i had left over after making the previous card) and mounted them on card the same as the card blank. I then trimmed a fairly obvious border around each but did not measure this. I then aligned them how i wanted them to sit, i find this helps me to do because i have a tendency to change my layout so many times before my final card. I then adhered them using double sided tape. I then added the black ribbon. Once i had coloured the image i had already mounted on silver pearlescent paper and mounted again on black card stock, all using double sided tape. I adhered the image to the card from using foam tape so it is a little raised from the background. I made the bow and adhered this to the card using Glossy Accents and finally added the blue gems. I have a tendency to be extremely critical of my own efforts but must confess i am pretty happy with the way this turned out.

I used...
Hannah Lynn Digital Image
Black Pearlescent card blank originally purchased from Kmart
Patterned papers are all by Doodlebug Designs
Black Ribbon was from my stash
Blue Gems from Kaiser Craft
Copics B23, R81, E50, C7, C9, G05
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star
Glossy Accents and Double sided tape from my stash

Thank you for visiting and i truly appreciate your time and comments

LOTV Card in blue

Hope everyone is having a great week end so far?

This is my card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week which is Beat The Blues. I really enjoyed this as i truly love blue and i already had some fabulous papers in my stash.

I made this card on a black card base from my stash which measures 14cm x 14cm, i cut a square of patterned paper 13cm x 13cm and then mounted this on silver pearlescent paper which i trimmed a narrow border, i did not measure this i just went by my eye on that. I cut three strips from different patterned paper in 3cm x 10cm and mounted them on silver pearlescent paper, again i did not measure these dimensions i just went by eye. I coloured my image using Copics and cut this down to size, i mounted it on silver pearlescent paper and then mounted again on black card stock. I punched two butterflies, on silver and one in black and used Glossy Accents to adhere them. I stamped my sentiment on a white card blank and again cut down to size. Both the image and the sentiment are adhered to the card using dimensionals. I then lastly added the gems and pearls.

I used...
Black card stock from stash
silver pearlescent paper which i pick up from my local newsagent
LOTV image
All patterned papers are by Doodlebug Designs and i already had these in my stash
Copics in R81, B23, E40, C2
Sakura Gelly rolls in Marine Star, Clear Star and Yellow Glaze
Black Gems and Blue Pearls which i am pretty sure are both kaiser Craft

Thank you for visiting

Thursday, 10 January 2013

My final choice to enter into the Flourishes Challenge

Hi everyone,

This is the final one i am entering into the Flourishes challenge but i did make several other cards which i have decided not to enter and if anyone wishes to view these they are on the Do Crafts website, my gallery is wickens36. Told you i got a little carried away.

This one i wanted to keep simple but with a bit more dimension. Here is my finished card.

The card base is from Kmart and is lovely and shimmery, I cut a small red square and then mounted on a slightly larger white square which i then mounted on the a larger red square which has a bigger border that the others. This i adhered to the card base using foam tape to make it stand out a little. The spotty paper is a download i have from Pink Petticoat, i am a huge fan of pink petticoat because not only do you get really good value for money but the number of colours you get is almost too much to chose from and it makes it so much easier to create the project you want to rather than being limited to a set number of colours. I die cut six hearts in the same size which i then folded in half and used double sided tape with stick them all together and the two halves to the card stock to adhere it. It was fairly time consuming and fiddly to do but i hope you will agree it was worth the effort.

Wish me luck with my entries and hopefully i will be back with some more cards soon

CAS LIM Male Valentines day card

Me again...

I really got into the Flourishes challenge this week and i ended up getting a little carried away and i totally loved it. I love entering in these challenges as it really helps me with ideas and you get so much inspiration from the fabulous entries by other very talented crafters.

I decided i wanted to make a valentines more masculine and i went with a silver and black theme and i am very pleased with it. It still has hearts but a more manly feel :)

I made a Matt black base using card from my stash and also cut out a black heart in the same card. I then used a shiny silver card stock which i embossed. I panicked a little at first as some of the silver coating flaked off a little which doesn't show up in the photo but when i calmed down i actually really like the effect, it gives it an almost weathered or aged look and now i love it. I also die cut another heart the same size as the other in the shiny silver card stock. I mounted the silver embossed panel on another black square panel just to help it pop out and i used dimensionals on the heart for added emphasis. Hope you like it.

Thank you for following my journey

CAS LIM Valentines card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a great week so far.

I have another entry into the Flourishes challenge this week that i wanted to share with you all. I love cute cards but i don't seem to be able to get them quite right so this and my following entries are fairly simple but hopefully very effective.

This card was lovely to do and the shimmery card stock really highlights and makes the embossing really jump out at you.

The card stock i brought in a pack from Kmart, it is lovely and shimmery and makes the embossing look really sharp
The hearts were made using a die in my Big Shot, which coincidentally is one of my most prized possessions.
The embossing folder is by cuttlebug

I really hope you like my efforts and please feel free to leave a comment or two, i truly love hearing from you all.

I will be posting a couple of others shortly

Monday, 7 January 2013

Love - Flourishes Blog Challenge Entry

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a good Monday, back to work after two weeks was definitely a shock to the system but in some ways it is nice to be back but it cuts in to my crafting time...

My card below is for the Flourishes Blog Challenge and their theme is Love Letters and because i don't normally make Valentines cards i thought this would be a nice challenge.

The digital image is by Hannah Lynn from crafts and me
The Patterned paper and card have been in my stash for some time and sadly i cannot remember where i got them or who they are by.
The image was coloured using my trusty Copics and Gelly Rolls, i put some Glossy accents on the small hearts, her lips and the butterfly. Sadly you cannot really see from the photo but it gives the image some dimension and i really like the effect. This is only the second image i have coloured the hair black but i am loving it and it just makes the image so much more striking. I coloured the image back ground with C0 as i find it helps to make it pop. I added several gems.

Copics used C9, E50, C7, RV32, C0, V05, B21

Thanks for visiting 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Forever Friends Card

Hi all,

well this is my final card and final post for the week end. I am entering in this card to the Creative Inspirations blog challenge and their theme is Celebration. This is a non traditional Christmas card in Black and Pink. The paper is something i got free in a magazine a while ago and have just got around to using it.

Patterned papers are some that i got free in a magazine a while ago but have just got around to using.
The card stock is from Kmart
The Forever Friends stamp i believe i got via Do Crafts
The dies are both by spellbinders
I coloured the image using C0, RV34, E95, E21 COPICS and Sakura Black Aqualip and Rose Star Gelly Roll
The bling (yes i confess i got a little carried away with the gems) are all by Kaiser Craft i think

Thanks Jox

Kenny K digital image - New colours for me

Hi everyone,

well i resisted the urge to do another Hannah Lynn card and this time chose Trouble by Kenny K, i am also a big fan of his images as i find them fun and funky. I am entering this one into the Cute Card Thursday challenge and this week's challenge is NEW, well this is definitely a new colour scheme for me as i have avoided colours like Lime Green in the past and i also wouldn't have dared to put lime green and pink together so this is definitely something NEW for me. I am trying to be a little more daring in my card making this year and trying to stray outside of my comfort zone as much as possible and so far i have been quite pleased with the result.

The patterned papers i got free in Australian Simply Cards magazine a while ago and have decided to be daring and use them.
The Image is Trouble by Kenny K and i love her, she is such fun
The image was coloured using my trusty Copics and next card i promise to make a note of the colours i use
The Card itself came from Kmart of all places and the pink pearlescent paper i used as backing i picked up at my local newsagent.

Well sadly its back to work after two weeks off over Christmas and New Year but i have to pay for my crafting supplies some how.

as always thanks for taking the time

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Last post of the day - another challenge entry for Crafts and Me

Well as you can probably gather i purchased some more Hannah Lynn digital images from Crafts and me over the break and i have been having a lot of fun with them. I seem to always colour the hair on my images Brown and using the same Copic combination so i thought i would try and get out of my comfort zone a little with this one. I figured because of the colour combination i had chosen black hair would look really good. Well i must confess this is my first ever attempt at colouring Black hair and although it isn't perfect i am actually pretty amazed at how well it turned out.

I coloured her using my trusty Copics and added a few gems. You will be surprised to note i am sure that i did not use any Gelly Rolls on this image which is also a first.

Thank you for viewing my work, your time and comments are appreciated.


Another Crafts and me blog challenge entry

Hi all,

I know no post for a while and then several in one day.

Another Hannah Lynn digital image :) i just looooovvvveee them. I love the fact that you can colour them so many different ways and to fit your project. This is a winter card and the sentiment is still to be added, you know what i am like for not putting on sentiments until i use them. I tried a more non traditional colour scheme of pink and grey and i am really really please with the way it turned out, it is quite delicate and i am really happy with the final card.

I coloured her using copics with some gelly rolls to add a little sparkle. You cannot tell from the photo but i put Glossy Accents on the butterfly and her lips to give it added dimension.

The papers are from my far to large stash.

Thanks for taking the time

Happy New Year All

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the long time between posts, i have been making my cards but never seemed to get around to posting them.

As you will see below my obsession with Hannah Lynn's gorgeous digital images has carried into 2013, i just love them. They are an absolute delight to colour and are also exceptionally good practise when it comes to colouring in with Copics.

I am entering the following image in the Crafts and Me blog challenge and would welcome all comments :)

The paper is by Kaiser Craft
Hannah Lynn Digital Image from Crafts and Me
She is coloured using Copics and Gelly Rolls but sadly i forgot to note the colours i used.

Please let me know any thoughts and suggestions. My crafting has improved immensely due to the amazing people i have met along the way and have helped :)