Monday, 30 November 2015

Karleigh Sue Challenge- Anything Christmas Goes with an Optional Twist

Time for a new challenge over at Karleigh Sue and this month it is of course Christmas themed! Anything goes with a Christmas Image with an optional twist of non traditional colours.

Because I love Christmas I have made two cards to inspire, one with the twist and one without. Sadly the first image, cute as it is, is now retired from the Sellfy store, but the good new is that my second choice, Holiday Greetings can be found here.


I am entering this in the following challenges:



I am entering this in the following challenges:


We would love to see your entries. As always you don't have to use a Karleigh Sue image but it's great if you do. There are lots to choose from in the store so why not have a nosey and see if any tickle your fancy?

Don't forget you can also share your work on our Facebook Fan Page. It's a great little community where we have lots of fun stuff going on!

Thanks for stopping by 


xxx





Friday, 27 November 2015

April Elf by Julia Spiri

Ok so I know people's thoughts are turning to winter and Christmas now, but I am still in Autumn mode and refuse to accept winter is here until at least the first of December, so I wanted to share a card I made using April Elf by Julia Spiri. I just LOVE her! Autumn is my favourite season. I just love the colours, the smells and the cosy nights in front of the fire it brings. I actually made it a few weeks ago but life and work got in the way of sharing. She is way too stunning to escape blog land though so she's putting in a late appearance!


She is coloured in copics. The leaves are die cut using a Tim Holtz die, and the flowers are a mixture of shop bought and handmade by me.

Oh and while I think on it, there is a new challenge over at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog with the theme as Anything Goes with a Twist of Alter Something. You may want to check it out!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Julia Spiri Challenge Blog DT Post - Anything Goes with a Twist

It's time for a new challenge over at Julia Spiri and this month the theme is Anything Goes with a Twist- Alter Something. 

I have made a cute little box for my hairpins using Vintage Hair, decorating the box in decopatch paper, and adding some flowers and ribbon to embellish. Simple yet effective!




We would love to see your entries. You don't have to use a Julia Spiri image but we love it when you do of course. Don't forget you could also follow her Facebook page if you want to stay up to date with all the new releases and share your projects using her gorgeous images!

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Dulphina Miss Reindeer by MoonFlower

Everywhere I look there are signs of Christmas popping up around me  (in fact one lady I know already has her tree up even though it's not Decemebr yet!), and so I am embracing my Christmas crafting at last as there is no denying it's coming!

Today I am sharing a card made with Dulphina Miss Reindeer by MoonFlower. She is so sweet. I couldn't resist colouring her in deer colours, using copics. I set her in a pine forest, using stamps by Visible Image and a masking technique. The sky and snow were gently brushed in with distress inks, and some glitter on the trees and floor added the final touch.



Thanks for stopping by to see my work. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:



Sunday, 15 November 2015

My Very Own Festive Fairy

I am SO thrilled to share with you this amazing digi by the incredibly talented Cheri at Karleigh Sue. Recently we celebrated Karleigh Sue's first birthday over on the Facebook Fan Page, and as a thank you for being a member of the team from the very start Cheri gifted me a custom digi. 

After much pondering, I opted for a fairy as I do have a bit of an obsession for all things mythical, and fairies are one of my favourite things so it seemed a good choice. I have to say I was blown away with the finished image when she sent it to me. I am beyond thrilled with it!

Initially I was going to make a card with her, but I just couldn't bring myself to give my first creation featuring her away. With Christmas almost upon us I decided to turn her into a festive decoration instead so she can hang upon my tree, sparkling amid the fairy lights. I think she will look beautiful on it!



Thank you SO much Cheri. I adore her, I really do. And I can't wait to see what the next year will bring for Karleigh Sue! I am having a ball being on your team and hope to be with you for a while to come :) 

xxx

I am entering this decoration in the following challenges:




Thursday, 12 November 2015

Julia Spiri Anything Goes with a Twist DT Post

It's time for a new challenge over at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and as always the theme is Anything Goes with a twist. This time the twist is to add a sentiment. Not too tricky right? So please join in if you can!

I chose to work with Girl with Teddy. She is coloured in copics and promarkers and mat and layered with some vibrant papers from my stash, and finished with some pretty gems,buttons and of course a sentiment!

We would love to see your entries- you don't have to use a Julia Spiri image ( but we love it when you do!). If you do want to though, then check out the Etsy store- there are some amazing ones to choose from. There is also a Facebook Fan Page where you can keep up to date with new releases and share your work. Hope to see you there!

Lynda
xx

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Gigi Christmas by MoonFlower

Nw Halloween and Bonfire night are done and dusted we are officially on the countdown to Christmas so it's time to get making some cards to celebrate.

Today's card uses Gigi Christmas by MoonFlower.




I coloured her in copics, and added some white flowersoft to give texture to her hat. I teamed her with some Graphic 45 and Bo Bunny papers and embellished with some bits and bobs from my stash left from last year.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Autumn Birthday Card

I love Autumn and it impossible not to be inspired by all the gorgeous colours that surround us at the moment, and so when I was asked to create a birthday card from two cheeky little chaps for their Nanny who loves gardening, I just had to make a card to reflect the season. 

Going through my digis I stumbled across Fall Breeze Chris and Little Scarecrow Jude by Simply Betty. I used Craft Artist to merge them, and coloured them in a combination of promarkers and copics. They really do remind me of the two little boys that are sending the card so it was perfect!



The papers are from the Desert Blooms collection by First edition. I teamed it with some hessian ribbon and some co coordinating beads, with a little bird to embellish.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Monday, 2 November 2015

Karleigh Sue- One For The Boys Challenge DT Post

It's time for a new challenge over at Karleigh Sue and this month the theme is 'One For The Boys'. This is a nice easy theme as there are SO many images in the Sellfy store to choose from that I am positive would put a smile on any fella's face!

I chose to use Hump Day, and gave my card an uber sexy feel using black and red as my colour palette. I kept the card fairly simple, just using a little lace and some pearls to embellish, and created a cheeky little sentiment with scrapbook letter tiles.


We would love to see your entries, so do play along if you can. You don't have to use a Karleigh Sue image but we love it when you do of course!

You can also follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with news, and share your own work using KS images. We really enjoy seeing them!

Happy crafting

xxx

Challenges:


Not Just Cards November Challenge DT Post

It's time for the November Anything Goes challenge over at Not Just Cards and as always we have some great sponsors. 

I have chosen to work with a gorgeous image from SLS Lines 


The digi is called Winter Fairy Ice Queen and you can find her  here.

I found an old set of watercolour paints this week so decided to give them a go on this to create a soft winter feel. I gave the image some dimension by using flowersoft on her dress and for the snow on the ground. A little glitter to her wings also helped give some winter sparkle.


I watercoloured the background, and stmaped and embossed snowflakes on it. I finished the wintery look with some sprinkles of frantage. 

The backing paper is from Papermania, and both that and the small tree embellishment were bought from That Craft Place.

We would love to see your entries so please play along.

Happy Crafting!

Lynda