Pink, pink, pink and orange!

Pink, pink, pink and orange!

As you can see I’m getting back into my blogging every day! Another birthday card for Think Pink using Sweet Sketch (a really fun sketch to work with) hopefully I can raise some cash for cancer research with them. I’m finding the murky lighting difficult for photos at the minute- might have to build a mini studio when I have time!

I used the photo of the Stampin’ royalty colours to colour match my digital papers I made on Craft Artist. I used a pink frame with circles. as the basis of my patterns. I then used a pink Sakura glaze pen and orange Sakura souffle pen to add some detailing and to make it pop. I tore some pink fibrous paper and stamped orange circles on it using a wine cork.

I made circle embellishments by printing from Craft Artist and then adding pearls I had coloured orange. I mounted them and my image using foam pads. I then attached my sentiment using pearl brads I had coloured orange and fixed it with a curve on it to add dimension.

I also used a pink sakura glaze pen to highlight the middle of the sentiment.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and flexmarkers.

I designed a matching inside but put all the elements on 1 layer to print.

A good few hours of fun! I would like to enter the following challenges

Sassy Studio Designs –  Think pink
Stampin’ Royalty – colors. Thanks picking me as a ‘top pick’ for this challenge.

Sweet Sketch – Sketch


Sexy valentine!

Sexy valentine!

This is my valentines card for hubby!

This is my first Saturated Canary digi and I love how she turned out! I used my computer to put her on a background that lookes like a room and colour matched to the papers I was using. I coloured using Promarkers and then used some pearlescent ink to paint highlights. I took tons of pictures as she looks so different depending on the angle!

The middle heart is a circuit board covered with pearlescent ink and crackle paint and a couple of Me To You brads.

I used glitter and pearlescent ink around the edge of the card.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafts and me challenges- new images
I love promarkers- love is in the air
Digistamps 4 joy- do it with love
The paper shelter- be my valentine
Whimsy inspires- love theme
Sassy Cheryls challenge- be my valentine
Tuesday taggers- True love
Tuesday throwdown- be my valentine
Craftdoor magazine- valentine’s for a male NO PINK
Cards for men- valentine’s day/ love
Lexis creations- love
Kaboodle doodles- where the boys are
Divas by design challenge- love is in the air

When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along!

When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along!

Another Christmas card which is robintastic!!

I made the snowflake background paper for the lowest layer using Craft Artist and colour matched them to the colours for the Crafy Chick challenge.

The other papers.,tag and robin were all freebies with a magazine. I used a light green gem brad to attch the tag to the card.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges
4 Crafty Chicks Colour combo
Daring Cardmakers sponsored by Ribbon Reel- a little bird told us.
Winter Wonderland Challenge- Robin red breast

From tea to leaves

From tea to leaves

With walks in the woods and all the challenges with great Autumnal colours and pictures you can hardly fail to be inspired.

I used the colour picker on CraftArtist to match the autumnal colours from the inspiration and colour challenge photos (seee photos at end of post!!) I then made the various leaf papers using the colours (using either leaf backgrounds coloured using my pallete or using the falling leaves brush). I then added the faux stitching on computer and colour matched it. I also played around and made the tag. I then printed the papers and elements off.

I stamped the tag with my LOTV Wishing you sunshine all year through stamp with brown ink. I used a clear brad and coloured it with Pumkin Promarker to match the card which I used to fix the tag. I had to swap the orientation of this for the layout I was using as it didn’t look right on the bottom right corner (hope that it is still ok for the challenge!)

I used the Autumn Hapiness digi stamp from Wee Stamps (so cute!!). I coloured using Promarkers and felt I did a good job of matching them for the colour challenge. I also tried colouring the background using a technique I saw in a Letraset demo on Create and Craft tv to hint at the sky and ground without using solid colour.

I was inspired by lots of challenges so I may as well enter them all! Thanks to all these challenge blogs for firing my imagination.

CES Challenges- Forever Autumn
Rainbow Ladys Challenge- Falling leaves
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- anything with leaves
Stampin for the Weekend- colours of Autumn
Charisma Cardz In Stitches
Crop Stop- Falling Leaves
Cute Card Thursday- Treemendous
I love Promarkers Fall Colours
Color Throwdown

 Papercraft Star Inspiration photo

Just Add Ink Inspiration picture

Pals Paper Arts Inspiration Picture

Cardabilities provided the sketch (first I’ve tried!)

Think Pink

Think Pink

This is my card for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I’ve been trying to recycle packaging when cardmaking where possible. I had a phase eight bag to recycle and I realised the P was actually like the breast cancer awareness ribbon. The bag also has pink and black polka dot card and black card that i used as the basis for making the tag. Everything else is from stash.

I would like to enter my card for
Craft Your Days Away- Tag It challenge
Hiding in my craft room- pink challenge
My Sheri Crafts- Think Pink challenge
Celebrate The Occasion- Breast Cancer Awarenesss challenge
Dream Valley Challenges- monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks- monochromatic