Tuesday 19 February 2013

Tangerine Dream

The Paper Shelter are having a DT Call - Woohoo

I thought why not give it a go, I've got nothing to lose as I am still learning.

After using some lovely oranges and yellows in my last card, I really had the urge to use them again.

I used the gorgeous Fancy by Krista at Saturated Canary and set to work with my Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs - Oooh and the 2 copics I own - lol

The basic card is a Pearlescent coffee colour and I layered with a backing paper from First Edition - Family Ties.
I cut an oval with my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge and used the negative cutout to frame her and added a couple of Daisys, a Butterfly and some sparkle.


Dress - S.Noir OR1 & GB5
Hair - Copic E31, PM Sandstone and I think E25 (I've lost my Notes Grrr)
Skin - Satin, Blush & Vanilla
Other Colours - Forest Green & Berry Red
Flowers  - Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for looking and Wish me luck!!

Challenges I would like to Enter:

Broken Box Stock - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too - Mothers Day/For a Female
Card makin Mamas - Birthday
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
Lacey Sunshine - Favourite Colour Combo (Chocolate & Orange)
Whoopsi Daisy - Make it Girly
Pink Gem - Dies & Punches

Monday 18 February 2013

Crafty CardMakers Challenge 85: Blooming

I am so excited to have joined the talented design team at Crafty Cardmakers and to share my first DT card.

It is for this weeks Challenge No 85: Blooming images hosted by Marie and sponsored by

We would love it if you came and joined in the fun HERE and check out all the lovely cards by our Design Team.

Straight away I knew I wanted to use either an Orchid or a Lily, my two favourite flowers, but finding an image I liked was not so easy.

I finally found this beauty by Oak Pond Creations, It is a Stargazer Lily, just what I was looking for.

I did find this a little tricky as I have never attempted to colour an image of a flower before and my first choice was to pick some lovely pinks, but after a few combinations I just could not get the look I wanted.

So after a few coffees and a trawl on the internet looking at pictures of lillies I came across the Tiger Lily which is orange in Colour and very striking, so this is the route I took and here is the finished card.

I used a feathering action on the petals to try and get the blending right, which hopefully you can see in the photo below

I used the following Promarkers:

Flowers - Amber, Pumpkin, Pastel Yellow & Spice
Leaves - Forest Green & Lime Twist
I layered and cut some Cardstock using my Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer (Princess Blade) and added some Cricut die-cut Swirls (Cindy Loo) which I  coloured with my Promarkers to match the lilies.

I also coloured some flat back pearls to match.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go and join us this week at Crafty Cardmakers

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Simply Create Too - Mothers Day or for a Girl
Deep Ocean Challenges - Letter B - My letter B is for Birthday and Blooms
ABC Challenges - H for Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Hearts/Flowers
Broken Box Stock - Happy Birthday
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Flowers & Pearls
I Love Promarkers - One for the Girls

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Enchanted Love

With Valentines almost upon us and thoughts of love in the air, I thought I would share with you a lovely Anniversary card I made using one of my favourite images from The Paper Shelter - Enchanted Love.

I have used this image several times and think it is ideal for Valentines or Anniversarys.

As always I coloured it up with my Promarkers and a couple of Spectrum Noirs:-

Pixie - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg & Marine
Fairy - Tropical Orchid, Fushia Pink and SNoir PL1
Hair - Cinnamon
Skin - Satin & Blush with Dusty Pink for her cheeks
Wings - SNoir PL1 & BT1 - Stickles
Leaves & Flowers - Leaf Green, Apple Cider, SNoir PL1, Lilac & Fushia Pink
Hearts - Lipstick Red

Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Die Cut - Cricut Ornamental Iron - my current Fav!

Paper - Nit Wits Promises

Ribbon & pearls from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Dis Digi Design - Valentines/Love
The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog - Inspiriation Photo
stamp-n-doodle - Love is in the air
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday  - Hearts
Creative Craft Challenge - Hugs & Kisses
The Stamping Chef - Love
The Ribbon Girl - Love You/Valentines
Creative Creations - Love
Divas by Design - Winged Things