Thursday, 5 December 2013
I thought I would break the mould and give my pastel colours a bit of a work out with a more Spring like card.....and here it is using a lovely Lacy Sunshine digi that I printed off a while back and never quite got around to colouring.
As you can see I have kept my card layout very simple with small strips of patterned paper, cupeled with some punched flowers. I can't help thinking though, that this kind of layout would have had more impact with more contrasting backing papers...maybe red or green....but of course then we are back to Christmas again!
There are a few challenges that I would like to enter with this card, so here they are:
Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
He is so cute and I love the fact that, because he is a white / gray character, the red of his hat and the green in the background really pop.
The challenge this week is traditional red and green so I matched this little guy with some lovely backing papers for the Barkley Christmas CD and here is the result:
I hope you will come and join us at Crafty Little Fairies this week and also give a warm welcome to our four new fairies....I am sure you will be seeing and enjoying a lot of their gorgeous creations in the future.
Finally, here are the other challenges that I would like to enter:
Well that's about it for me today. I hope you all have a great day and I look forward to visiting all your blogs.
Friday, 22 November 2013
The lovely image is from Sherri Baldy...aren't these girls just the cutest? I just love their little hats and those stripy tights too.
The backing papers, sentiments and even the bow are all from a Crafters Companion CD.....the Toreads one, and I particularly love this colour combi of pastel blues and yellows. It was really easy to match my promarker colouring to these and throwing the card together was a breeze as everything went together so well.
I innocently logged on yesterday and I had a message to go to the windows store and load up version 8.1 which is supposed to cure a number of ills. I thought I would get it out of the way first as I thought it wouldn't take too long..........One hour later the down load finished , but, when I restarted all I got was a flashing screen and I couldn't do anything with it.
I call to the support desk and another hour later, it became apparent that something hadn't gone quite right with the download so I was taken through the process of 'refreshing' my computer, which basically meant that it would go back to how it was when I bought it.
Another hour passes by and, although my PC is now working, I lost the ability to connect ot he tinternet, plus everything I ever had on the - printer, microsoft office, adobe, Serif to name but a few had all gone. I then spent another two hours with a fabulous support lady sorting out new drivers, reloading my antivirus and cloud etc, before spending a further 4 hours waiting for my PC to re-back up all the files.
By the time I was finished to was 12.15am and I had lost the will to go on!
So - today it's onto the next challenge - getting my printer back on, and getting in touch with Microsoft so they can give me a new product key so I can get my beloved spreadsheets back!!
No wonder I am a bit computer phobic!!
What I have learned from this though is that the money I paid for support centre help was worth every penny.....they are blooming excellent and so patient.
Next lesson.....next time I see an upgrade to 8.1 from Windows.....I'll just stick to what I've got (although the support people reckon it would be fine if I tried it again.....no thanks - life's too short!!)
So after the testing challenges of yesterday, here are the infinitely nicer crafty challenges I am entering today:
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my sorry tales!
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
I had best not forget the other great challenges that are out there too, so here they are:
Well that's all from me for now. I do hope you will come and join us over at Bearly Mine as I would love to see your creations.
Bye for now.
Saturday, 16 November 2013
There's a very icy feel in the air today and the threat of snow next week in our area, so there seems no better time to start creating 'icy' Christmas cards.
Today I have used a beautiful digi image from Lacy Sunshine and combined it with some equally lovely papers from the Bearly Mine Christmas Wishes set which happens to be one of my favourite sets of the moment.
I have to say that I printed this image a little on the small side and was wishing I had some fine tips for my promarkers to get in to all those details, but I had lots of love colouring it just the same and I couldn't wait to get going on the little frog!
How do you like the glittery embellishments? This was a tip that I picked up from Leanne on a C&C show. You die cut your shapes, spray them with crafters companion permanent spray glue and then press them face down in to a tub of glitter. The result is these super glittery dies which are the perfect enhancement to an icy scene.
So, of course I am going to enter a few challenges now and here they are for you.......
That's all for me now, I going to go and enjoy a bit more crafting time as I have a card to get ready for the next Bearly Mine Challenge.
Have a great evening everyone.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Finally and I thought of Alison Moyet's Love Letter (one of my favourites) and this is what I came up with using a beautiful Mulberry wood stamp.
I the end this card came very easily to me and I just love making it, especially colouring in the lovely little image.
Last but not least, here are some other lovely challenges that I would like to enter:
I hope you like my card today and don't forget to join in with us at Crafty Little Fairies this week too.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
I decided to bit the bullet one evening recently and, to cover my bases I did the tree first. Luckily there is a colour picture on the stamp packaging so I tried to follow that and I used my Spectrum Noirs so that I could replicate the colours. Once I had got the tree out of the way, the rest of it was much more within my comfort zone and this was the result.
I am also in to pearls a bit at the moment and I created the pearls on this card using Stickles Pearl paint....I think you will be seeing this particular detail a lot more on my cards in the near future.
So that's my card for today and here are the great challenges that I would like to enter....
Thanks for visiting today. :-)