Saturday, August 6, 2011

All Our Yesterdays Seahorse

It's a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and this time I was asked to be a guest. ;D This week the theme is to create a bookmark or book covers and I created another page in my journal which would also be perfect for a summer journal cover!

I used a new image that I couldn't resist getting... Joanna Sheen : Faye Whittaker "All Our Yesterdays Seahorse." I had some braids to two of the girls when I colored them and a few extra strands on the oldest girl but kept everything else the same. Then I placed it in front of the Tropical Beach from Make it Crafty.

This is actually the first page in my new journal so it really is fitting. I used a few extra things I had around for embellishments including Martha Stewart taffy stickers, Stampin' Up! Magic Mesh (wow, isn't that old!), some gems and another awesome felt sun created from My Favorite Things Die-namics Sunshine die.

Thanks Sheri for selecting my card as a winner as asking me to be a guest. It's always fun to meet new people and I enjoyed creating this page. ;D

I'm a guest designer at My Sheri Crafts Blog for this challenge!

Zoe Celebrating

It's another challenge at Make it Colourful and we have an easy one for you this week! Seriously... it really IS easy! LOL Here it is, we want to see your favorite pink combination or even a new pink combination.... basically, you just need to "Colour with Pink!" See? That wasn't so bad ... you can stop holding your breath now.

For my card I used Zoe Celebrates from Make it Crafty plus Round Leaves and Love Heart Swirls chippies. I wanted to use a new combination so for the hair I combined RV11, RV34, RV17, RV19 and RV69. I liked how it turned out but then couldn't help using a favorite pink combination on the clothes too... so I slipped in some R20, R21 and R22 on the pants and shoes.

The image was so much fun to color - just look at all that hair! I got a little carried away and forgot about where my light source originates from so don't look too closely. LOL So let's see what color of pink you color with and join the fun. ;D

Our challenge is sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts and Nikki she is giving away a £10 gift certificate too! Click on the blinkie below to check it all out. ;D

Thursday, August 4, 2011


It's another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this week we have an interesting challenge for you - we want to have your image go "outside the diecut!" What does that mean? Well, if you read my post from yesterday then you got a sneak peek! ;D

On this project I used Sugar from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen for the die. I stamped and colored my image first then placed my diecut on top to get the position. Then before sending it through the cutting press I cut around the parts I wanted to keep and flipped them on the top.

I love this technique and I think it fills out the card nicely without taking up the whole front. We have lots of inspiration to look at so make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and take a gander! :D Happy Coloring!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenge:

Craft Your Passion Away Challenge #69 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmaking Challenge #50 - use butterflies
iCopic Challenge Week #41 - skin tones
Make it Monday #48 - anything goes
Woodware USA Challenge #37 - anything goes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Alf and Dylan Flying a Kite

Here's a card that I made for my Father and thought it was a fun summer theme as well. I used all the manly colors .... blues and neutrals... plus I tried to stay away from the flowers and lace in my embellishments to come up with this "man" card. I think I pulled it off... at least my Dad appreciated the effort that went into it so that counts. ;D

The image I used was Alf and Dylan Flying a Kite from Make it Crafty. To get the image to fit on the card I often like to use a diecut and cut around the edges... which is something I call "outside the diecut." However, I'm sure it has another name that's more appropriate! LOL

Here's what it looks like before I put the image through the cutting machine. I cut around the image on the places that would have been chopped - you can see my pencil marks as guidelines. Then I fit the diecut in and out so the image "spills out" of the metal frame.

If you happen to know the technical term just drop me a comment. ;D But now that you know how this works you're going to need it soon! So start practicing and be back soon for more details.

Below are the list of colors I used and hope you enjoyed the card! Cheers and happy coloring!

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E21, E53, E04, R12
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E49; E07, E08, E18, E19; E53, E57, E59
-yellows: Y23, Y26
-greens: YG93, YG95, YG97
-blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99; B0000, B00, C1
-grays: 0, C1, C3