Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Digital Pencil too challenge: Punches and die cuts

Good morning!
Well i hope everyone enjoyed their christmas, i did, apart from coming down with a cold on christmas day!!!!!!! Which i still have, but its getting there, i hope!

Well, do you want to see what crafting goodies i got??
Ta Dah!
I got some Helz cuppleditch Neighbourwood papers, stamps, brads and gems, fruit and nuts house mouse decoupage, 2 Tina Wenke mouse stamps, a Martha Stewart flower edge border punch,a New leaf paper pad, some pastel whispers pens, my first Magnolia club stamps!!! Yay! and this amazing EK sucess punch that makes flower embelishments. I also recived 2 comic art promarker packs.
This is only the craft stuff i recived, but i got plety of other things too.

Anyway, to my challenge card
It uses Dani doing her christmas shopping and i used a snowflake punch. It isnt one of my best, but i made on christmas eve so it will do for now.

Bye for now,
Natalie


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

More S.C cards - what do you think???

Hi Again,
Seeing as i dont think i'll be able to post again before christmas, i thought i would show off the rest of my cards using Saturate Canary digis.

Firstly,
This is Frizzy Jinx. When i first saw this digi, i thought of these hideaway papers. There very hippy like and free spirit, and i think of her as that.
I think her frizzy ginger hair realy suits her too!
PROMARKERS USED:
Ginger / spice {hair}
Satin and blush {skin}
Canary
Lime green
Tan
Pumpkin

Next,
Teresa the princess. I chose my up, up and away paper pad. That paper pad makes me think of creativity, doodling and dreams.
I added plenty of flowers and a charm in the shape of a crown that says Princess.

PROMARKERS USED:
Duck egg
Tan
Pale blue
Lime green
cocoa
Chestnut
Satin/blush


Winnie and her caravan. I think if i could choose a image which was most like me it would be this one. It reminds me of summer days spent at the beach with the caravan. Again i used my up, up and away papers and even made bunting out of leftovers.
PROMARKERS USED:
Mainly same as the last card, but for hair, buttercup and pale yellow and for the van, pastel beige, using slate for the wheel.

Going Gypsy,

Now, if i could some this up in one word, it would be vibrant! Look at the colours! Anyway, this is dancing gypsy. The papers i used were from simply homemade magazine and are called Gypsy sister {Well suited huh?! } The papers match realy well with this image. I only used one paper on this card, as well as some bright magenta coloured ribbon and some pretty petals.
PROMARKERS USED:
Oatmeal and blush {skin}
Cocoa and chestnut {Hair}
Cyan
magenta
Maroon
ivory

So what do you all think?? I hope you like them as much as me.
Before i go i hope everyone has a merry little christmas!

Natalie





3 Days till Christmas Eve

Good morning!
The weekend is drawing closer, and i get more excited by the day!
Todays post is another Saturated Canary card made with one of my 3 new digis.


Cute, huh?
This is Hayley and Harley. I love this image as i think the piggy is so cute! I love pigs!
For this card i went for a black and pink theme with just a tiny bit of green in the mix.
As usual, the image is coloured with promarkers, which i'll list below. I matted the striped 4x4 peice of paper onto black card and turned it so it looked like a diamond.
I added card candy to the bottom left and top right corners.

PROMARKER LIST:
Rose Pink
Slate
Dusky Pink { For the piggy!}
Lime green
Blush
Satin

I used the slate instead of black so you could see the lines of her hair and things, whereas if i had covered it in black you wouldnt of seen it.

I hope you like my card as much as i do, feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Natalie


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Kraft- y Colour in!

Good morning!

Only 4 days left till christmas eve, woohoo!!! I've finally finished wrapping my gifts, as well as helping my mum with hers, now all i have to do is wait a couple more days to make my gingerbread men and chocolate truffles. Yum!

Anyway, this is not a christmas post, its a Kraft one.
Since looking a few months ago at Dorcas's blog and seeing her stamped images on kraft, i have wanted a go. I thought i would have to buy a certain type of pencil but i was wrong! Just look.......

This is my first attempt. I used the dancing Gypsy digi from Saturated Canary and printed her onto a 6x6 peice of Kraft.
But the kraft wasnt bought in a packet, it was a roll in some wrapping paper! So you could say i recycled!

I coloured the image with some watercolour pencils i had had for years and used to use them lots before i became a promarker fan.
I was suprised how easily the colour showed up.

The papers are from first edition Hideaway collection and flowers from my crafters companion pretty petals stack.

Anyway, i will leave each post with this message..
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Natalie


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Saturated Canary Card

I used a 6x6 cream coloured card and backed the gypsy sister papers onto indigo card. I also did the same to the image. It is coloured in with promarkers. I added a matching sentiment and some wooden material flowers in the corner.

TIP: When colouring skin, if you want more of a tan look, use oatmeal around the edges of the face and where you want shade and then used blush for the rest.

Now i can go and use my two new digis!!
Natalie

DP2 challenge: Banners or tags

Good Morning!

Well it's 12 days to go, can you belive it?? This years seems to have gone so fast. Well today i have a few posts for different challenges, i made most of them a couple of days ago and was meant to post them yesterday, but i was away getting my last jab, ouch!

So to start with, here is my DP2 entry.

I went BIG! This is my tag i created. It uses the little urchin image. I also used traditional coloured papers and a large pointsettia, along with 2 metal holly leaves and one bell.


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Passion for promarkers: Celebrations

Hello!

My creation for the promarkers celebration challenge is this....

It is a giftbox for a flower girl/bridesmaid.
I remember when i was a bridesmaid, 8 years ago, i was given a gift for being a special person on the day, so i created this box.
The lavendar coloured box came from a gift my mum got a while ago and she allowed me to use it for this project.
I layered silver mirri, purple card and the lavendar coloured paper on and added a large thick ribbon and bow.
The tilda image is matted on the same card as the base, coloured in with promarkers.


I added three pearls to the front too.
Im sure any flower girl/ bridesmaid would be pleased to recive this.
I also made a card to match.


Natalie.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Hanging Around { Post 101!}

Hello!

Well, christmas is just around the corner and the tree is up! YAY!
For christmas this year, i decided to make some of my own gifts, so i have, starting with this:
Not much is it? Well you'd be right, its a single peice of grungeboard. It suprised me how flexible it realy was to be called board. But with a lick of paint and some decoration, i created:
TA DAH!
Now for everyone who watched the last Joanna Sheen Shows, you would of seen this kind of thing be made. I painted it soft peach and once dry { 20 mins at most! } I started to decorate.
I printed out a backing paper, decoupage sheet and caligraphy sheet from the Jane Shasky cd rom.

This is my decoupage

This is the caligraphy topper. I also added three buttons and a shovel charm to the raffia ribbon.
I made this for my aunt and uncle who im sure would love this in their kitchen.

That isnt the only one though, oh no, i created another one for my friend Charlotte.
This time i used the Joanna Sheen Enchanted Dreams cd rom and printed off a topper sheet and backing paper. I painted this one in a metalic blue { Oooh } and then added the paper. { By the way, the papers are stuck with pinflair glue gel, flattened rather than lumps.}

I sprayed my topper with crafters companion glitter spray to make it shiny and added three colour matching flowers in the bottom corner, i used silver card candy for the middles.
Then using some alphabet a added this, which eas already glittery.

So thats it, easy.




Natalie


Monday, 28 November 2011

Challenge 6 at Cutie Pie.

Good morning!

Congratulations to the winner and top entries of the bears challenge!


It's time for challenge 6 { already??!! } over at cutie pie and the theme this time is.....


Pastel Christmas!!

Yay! Christmas.

My card uses a digi from pollycraft.


The papers are from trimcraft. Its quite a simple card, and uses raffia which is a trend at the minute.

Remember you have until the 10th december to get your entries in!!

I cant wait to see them.
Natalie



Saturday, 26 November 2011

Be Original.

Hi!

Today's card is made using a digi from Saturated Canaries on ETSY.


The image is called Nevaeh. I've used a paper from the free Gypsy sister collection in Simply Homemade magazine. The script design was on vellum, which i then stuck onto cream card. The lace came from a local haberdashery shop.
The flowers are a collection, some from joanna sheen and some from boyes.
The Be Original sticker came from a kit a while ago and i added 3 pearls just to add dimension.

I've found these digis realy cute and girly and hope to get many more!!

The next post will be on on monday, ready for the new challenge over at cutie pie!!

Natalie


Thursday, 24 November 2011

My cousins birthday card

Good morning,

Todays post will be quick as i've got gift shopping to be getting on with.

This is my cousins birthday card, made using paper and a topper from the new Joanna Sheen Jane Shashky cd. That cd is very inspiring and not just for cards......


Im not sure its one of my best, but i do like it in a way.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

DP2 challenge WINTER

YAY!!

Winter time is finally here, and it is over at mo's as this weeks theme is winter.

My card uses teenage fairy pia.


Tea green and coco , hmmm.
These are the colours i chose. I added everything from sparkle to charms to vellum to ribbon.
I realy like this colour scheme, and i think it makes great elegant cards.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Challenge 5 over at cutie pie - Bears

Good morning,

Congratulations to the winners and top picks of last times Charm cahllenge. There were so many and it was hard to pick just five as my faviourites as i had 8!!!


Anyway, this times challenge is BEARS!

This challenge should be easy as im sure we all have a favourite bear character!

This is my card:

Ingredients:
Pollycraft cuthbert bear wedding couple image
Nitwit paper and heart, candy cotton kisses
Lace
salmon pink flowers { Joanna sheen }
White and salmon pink roses { the works }
Silver mirror card
Promarkers.


We designers over at cutie pie cant wait to see your entries!
Natalie



Tuesday, 8 November 2011

DP2 Challenge: Thank you


This is my entry  for the Digital pencil too thanks you/thanksgiving challenge.

I used the kisses image and created a basic layout. Although quite plain and not my style, i dont think it turned out that bad.

Warmest Wishes Card

My post today is to showcase my first card made with the new Sheena sketchy stamps.




I used the boathouse image and coloured it with promarkers. Then i matted it on pink card, and added 3 matching colour pearls to the right hand corner.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

DP2 challenge: Holiday or occasion

Good morning,

Today will be a busy day for me on my blogs as i have plenty to post, especially on my house mouse blog as i have a sneak peak at my christmas cards!

Anyway, this is my entry for this weeks challenge. It comes under a celebration, either engagement or anniversary, using the new date image.
I went for a very monochrome look.
The sentiment says:
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Challenge 4: Charms at The Cutie Pie Challenge

This is my card for the charm challenge over at cutie pie this week.
I've used a gardening rabbit image from Helz Cuppleditch and Up Up and Away papers from trimcrafts first editions.
I've created a trellis design using a Martha Stewart punch and added blue and pale lemon roses, along with raffia and the 3 charms.
{ You dont have to use 3, i just chose too }

I used a shovel , tree and watering card charm, attatched with raffia.


Materials used:
Helz cuppleditch gardening rabbit stamp
Up, Up and Away papers from the first edition collection
Martha Stewart trellis border punch
Paper roses in blue and pale lemon
raffia
charms.

Good luck to eveyone who enters and congratulations to last weeks winners!

Natalie.

PFP challenge: Card for a child

Hello,

Sorry todays post is so late. Here is my creation for the passion for promarkers challenge.

It uses a pollycraft robot digi image, swirly pink printed paper, hand embossed panel, sentiment and pink spotty and white card candy.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Digital pencil too challnege: faviourite image and sentiment,

Good afternoon,

Today i am posting my entry for the DP2 challenge. Its a bit late as the computer was broke until yesterday.


The sentiment says : 
Its ok to make a mistake, as long as you learn from it.

Its on the theme of Sorry!


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

DP2 challenge: Inspired by a song

Good morning,
My song is Daydream Beleiver



I used the image of Rae with her journal and used my Up, Up and away papers, which is where the DAYDREAMER came from too.


Monday, 17 October 2011

Passion for promarkers challenge

Here is my entry for the passion for promarker challenge, christmas critters.

It uses the bella and bronte tabbogan image from digital pencil too.


Hope you like it.


Recipe challenge over at The cutie pie challenge blog

Good afternoon,

Im sorry my post is late, but here it is. This weeks recipe is:

Lilac/silver tones
Lace or ribbon
3 buttons or flowers
glitter
fairy image.

Here is my creation

The image is teenage fairy pia from digital pencil too.


I made the card on a 6x6 scallop square and added silver mirri to my backing paper and image.
I used lilac fibres and 3 buttons.



Hope you like my card
good luck to everyone!
Natalie


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

DP2 challenge card : Patchwork


This is the card i made for this weeks patchwork challenge over at Mo's.
I used the new urchin image, the one with the robin in its hand and coloured it with promarkers.
The background papers come from the festive treats paper pad from Helz cuppleditch.
Its a very traditional make.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Mums blog candy

Hi everyone
just a heads up on my mums popcorn the bear christmas triple cd blog candy.

Its open till the 21st october, all you have to do is become a follower on her blog and leave a comment. Thats it!

The link is in my sidebar under mums candy.


Thanks
Natalie

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Happy Birthday NGCARDS!!!


Hi,
This is a special post to wish my crafty docrafts friend , NGCARDS a happy 21st birthday!!
Have a great day!

Natalie.


This card also uses the challenge sketch from pink ink sketch challenge blog.

Late card for DP2 challenge: Furry animals


Good morning everyone,
I know im a day or so late, but eventually i made a card for the DP2 challenge, furry animals.
I used the image, Patience, and made a 5x7 top fold card by cutting in half a 5x7 and scoring  about 2 inches from the top.
I went for a blue, green and brown theme, using my Up,Up and Away papers and added a green and blue striped ribbon.

Natalie

Monday, 3 October 2011

Cutie pie challenge 2: Bingo card

Hello,
This is my card for this weeks challenge.
It uses the left side row of the bingo board. I used a Mo manning digi image, called teen pia and created a modern,bright looking,girly christmas card

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Cutie Pie challenge one is done

Good morning everyone!
Did you have fun at the first Cutie Pie challenge? I hope so.
There were so many FANTASTIC cards, and i realy enjoyed looking at them all.
Challenge one is now over and soon a winner will be announced along with the top picks, so good luck to everyone!

I cant wait to see your creations for challenge 2!
Please remember to stop by my blog and leave a comment on my GD cards, and if you like, become a follower!

Look forward to seeing your entries,
Natalie.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Challenge post: PFP and DP2


Good morning,
This is my challenge card for Passion for promarkers sketch challenge.


This is my entry for Digital pencil too's Autumn challenge.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Cutie Pie Challenge card

Good morning,

this is my challenge card for the cutie pie blog challenge, theme: Sketch

It used a Tilda image, coloured with promarkers. The papers are from the first edition, Up,up and away. I added some blue roses and some green flowery sequins, as well as a white ribbon and sentiment.


Feel free to leave a comment, i read them all.
Natalie

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Challenge post

Good morning,

Sorry i havent posted for a while, we've been away at the van again, just one more visit and then closed for six months :{

Anyway, im here to post my entrys for some of this weeks challenges, including Passion for promarkers
and DP2.

My first is for the Bears challenge over at Passion for promarkers.

It uses a Helz cuppleditch stamp, Parker the panda.
The papers are time for tea from trimcraft.

My next card is for Mo's Dp2 challenge. Celebrations!
Mine is a 18th birthday invitation, along with RSVP
It uses the party girl image, the modern paper comes from a crafters companion cd: everyday.
This is the inside, you can see the RSVP that has been perforated too.
My colour scheme is black, silver and purple.

The invite, RSVP ,numbers and paper all come from the same cd


Monday, 5 September 2011

Exciting News

Good afternoon,

I have some very exciting news to share. I found out yesterday that both me and mum have been selected to be guest designers over at Woo's Cutie pie blog!

Its very exciting as its our first time at being GD's!!!!!

We can't wait to start, so remember to join in the challenge, which starts September 19th!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

DT Call { Nutcrafters}


Good afternoon,
This is my card for the DT call over at Nutcrafters.
I used the Umbrella image along with some bright striped paper, ribbon and a sentiment, for a modern card.

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