Sunday, 31 January 2010

Hello everyone. It's my turn to set the challenge over at Dottie's World and here is my challenge;

"I set this challenge at the beginning of the New Year as I was tidying away the Christmas decorations and packaging. Now not being one to like waste I came across a nice large piece of acetate packaging and thought ...hmmmmm! SO, I would like to see some acetate on your creations this week please...if you don't have any BUY some quick or improvise with a window/aperture. Don't forget to use a Charmed Dowload!"

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Copic Colour Challenge #49

Another Wednesday, another Copic Colour Challenge and this week the colours are very, very versatile, the colours are;

I used E00 and R02 for the skintones and E33 for tones on the little teddy bear! Pop over and play along for the chance of yet more scrummy candy!

I haven't used this stamp for ages and thoroughly enjoyed colouring her, you can find "Annie and Ted" HERE!!!!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

A leafy Dottie!

It's Lou's turn to set us a challenge over on Dottie's World this week;

"Are you all tired of seeing cold bare trees? I sure am so this week I want you all to encourage spring to come early! I want to see leaves on your creations. They could be paper ones, fabric ones stamped or even real ones! The only other rule is that you use a Charmed download please.."

Not sure of the colour on this and the lighting doesn't help either. Peachy tones aren't a colour I use very often and I am not that happy with the result.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Monochomatic Dottie!

It is Gunn's turn to set the challenge for us over at Dottie's World! What a fabby challenge it is too;
"Hello you all.
It is my turn to deceide this week, and I tried to make an easy challenge this time. I want monochromatic and the color to use is WHITE - you can use from the lightest white to ivory and cream.And for a special extraI want you to use a small touch of the lightest brown. Your charmed ones is allowed to have skin and hair colors. A Charmed Download is a must, so don`t forget that one. Have fun with this one.Gunn."

Now I struggled at first trying to decide which image to use but once I'd actually got going it was such great fun. I also struggled with patterned papers not really having anything that was quite suitable so in the end I decided to stick to a basic white card...eek. Now that's something I don't often do! LOL

As well as skin and hair colours I used just E51 Milky White, E51 Raw Silk and my colourless blender. ( and a tiny bit of pale green which I dulled down with my blender too...hope this isn't cheating tooooo much!) I added a bit of detail with Liquid pearlsd and gave some brads a touch of lustre with a glimmery nail varnish!
Come along and join the fun, I'd love to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Copic Colour Challenge #47

Hello every one, well my crafty "me time" is still not really going to plan and all I seem to actually do is make time for the DT card I have to do. My "Grand Desk Clearing" isn't going that well either, progress is slow, but at least it's progress!
Mum is still in hospital and the snow is still falling and still disrupting life here in Kent. At least the children's schools are open again and I have managed a few sessions at work in the Pre-school. Life is plodding along in it's hap-hazard way!
Anyway, here is the card I made for this week's Copic Colour Challenge;

And this week the colours are;

Now I struggled a bit with these colours as I didn't have any of them so I grabbed the closest I did had and set to work with the fabby Puddleduck Pothington stamp from Toodles and Binks!
(Sorry about the lighting, it was dark when I took the pics yesterday and it's darker and gloomier and snowing today so I don't expect to get any better results for a while!)
Pop over & join in the Copic Fun, yet another great sponsor so be in with a chance of some candy!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

A Dottie Sketch!

This week over on Dottie's World we have a sketch challenge. I haven't done a sketch for ages so I really enjoyed this one!
"Hello Happy Sunday! Nicole here hosting this week's challenge.I have an easy challenge this week; a sketch. I hope you have as much fun playing with it as I did making it! Just add a charmed download and you can play along with us this week."

I decided to use some pretty spring like colours to get away from the gloomy and snow that is still falling here!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Now what to do.....

.......on another snowy, snowy day? The schools are closed and I am still in search of my crafty mojo!

View from my craft room window!

Mum is back up in King's, London but they have decided NOT to do a biopsy on her new kidney. The feeling is that it is working's a mixture of other comlications causing the problems. I believe they are going to take her off tacrolimus, one of her main anti-rejection medications. I am still all over the place and cannot settle into anything, not helped with constant requests from the children.
Anyway I took inspiration from some pictures of crafting areas on Paper Craft Planet yesterday and have decided to attempt the HUGE task of tidying and organising my junk/craft room. You never know...I may find my mojo lurking beneath the junk!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

School's out for...ermm snow!

Well the snow is here again, not that it ever really went completely since before Christmas but once again schools are closed and hubby worked from home for a while giving us a little opportunity to play in the snow.

Jack and his attempt at being an angel!!!

Amelia.....being a little devil!
... and a rare daytime visitor in the garden!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Copic Colour Challenge #46

Hi everyone!
I have a New Year's find my mojo!!!! Not sure I am on the right track yet but here is a card for this week's Copic Colour Challenge. We have a lovely colour combination this week, take a look:

As well as that, we have a fantastic sponsor so pop over and join in!

Here is my card! Now have you got a few squashed, out of shape or off centred blooms that you keep putting back in the pot? I know I I popped one through an embossing folder and voila! Not 100% happy with it a smaller embossed pattern would work better but at least I didn't put the bloom back!LOL

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Dottie New Year!

B-ring out the old, B-ring in the New!

As we have entered a New Year I would like you to look back at your "Crafts of the Past" dig out something from your stash, blow off the dust and put it to use with a new item that you have recently bought or been given as a pressie! As long as you use a Charmed Download, the rest is up to you.
I used the new "Market Day" image from the NEW Sugar and Spice collection and also a new embossing folder I treated myself to the other day. The paper and lace is quite an old addition to my stash but not as old as the greeting stamp and the sizzix heart die I use for the embellishment! ...and if I were to be really brutal, the brilliance "coffee bean" ink, the brown marvy marker and the metallic rub ons are probably some of the first items in my cardmaking stash from years ago!!!!!