Saturday, 18 July 2015

Hello, here's my make for the Glitternsparkle DT challenge. This weeks theme is add pearls & lace, our sponsor is Sweetpea Stamps. I love this image (Deep sea sirene) & thoroughly enjoyed colouring it with a mix of Copics, Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pencils before adding pearls (coloured with Promarkers) to match her hair.
I designed an underwater background using Serif craftartist, highlighted the bubbles with a white gel pen then super imposed the image (which i had brought across as a jpeg before colouring), added gems & coloured the background. I added a 'bracelet' with lace & gems. Hope you like it. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Hi this is the card i made for the Glitternsparkle challenge theme Summer sunshine. Our sponsor is Lemon Shortbread & the image is Toga fairy & is coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pencils. I chose a parenthesis shape card which i covered with red/white paper then laid white card which i had torn, distressed & curled on top. I added a Tattered Lace corner die(which i snipped in half). I die cut the image, added another diecut as a frame then decorated with flowers,leaves, A birdcage, a pot plant & butterflies. I added a sentiment & pearls. Happy crafting x

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Hi weather is sunny at last, hope it carries on. The Glitternsparkle challenge for this week is sponsored by Stitchy Bear stamps & the theme is anything goes. The image is designed by Ikes art & is called Godshill. I coloured the image with Copic pens & snowy glitter, after cutting out twice, then decoupaged with foam tape onto green card. I matted white fancy edged card onto pink glitter card then layered everything onto a white card blank i made. I glittered & layered the sentiments i had stamped onto pink glitter card, mounted on foam pads then added punched out snowflakes & green pearls. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hi, this is the card i made for the Glitternsparkle challenge, the theme being sentimental & our sponsor is Stitchybear. The digi stamp is Hope word art. I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder on white card, matted onto pink card then matted onto a side stepper card. I coloured the image with a pink promarkers then matted onto pink card before mounting with foam pads onto card. I used a free image (from the internet) saying 'fight like a girl' which i coloured & matted as before. I added sentiments, a pink ribbon & gems to embellish. This is for all you brave sisters out there battling breast cancer, you're incredible! x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Hi this weeks theme for Glitternsparkle challenge is one for the boys & our sponsor is Pinkgems,the image is called twin boys.I made a box card (which can be hung or stood up), chose a starry design paper to line the inside, fussy cut the image, mounted on foam pads & matted onto the starry paper. I cut a parenthesis shaped frame which i inked green then diecut white card using a Crafters Companion Die-sire die which i glued to the frame then fussy cut around before glueing onto my box shape. I added gold & silver glitter to the stars on the image & finished off with a ribbon bow.
I made a presentation box to which I added contrasting design paper along with a matching gift tag.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

14th June & the new Glitternsparkle challenge theme this week is include a diecut. Our sponsor is Sunflowerfield & the image is Basketful of hearts which i coloured using Promarkers then die cut using a Spellbinders die & mounted on red card. The image was stacked on foam pads then mounted onto a 7x7" card on which i had matted a lattice background(from My Paper Stash-Crafting uk). I made some flowers & coloured the edges (& some pearls) with a red Promarker then added leaves i had punched out. I added a red satin bow with a ribbon slider on top. I kept it simple & clean.
I have been busy making things with air drying paper clay, decoupaging various things & making a bracelet as well as several commissioned cards this week & will put some pics up asap. Happy crafting x

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Hi here's a background i designed on Craft Artist, dimension wise it should fit on an 8x8inch card & print at 300dpi. Please feel free to use it, sharing is caring x

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Hi here is the card i made for the Glitternsparkle challenge 139 theme is include an animal. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo & the digi stamp is Hang in there bear, which i coloured with Promarker pens, cut out & mounted onto the side panel of the card. This & the main panel consist of pink gingham card matted onto white card & topped with paper & sentiments from the Sweet Lullaby collection from Creative Expressions. I have used ribbon, buttons & die cuts to embellish with. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Hello crafty friends here's the card i made for the Glitternsparkle challenge 138, the theme is one for the ladies. Our sponsor is A day for daisies & the image is You may kiss the bride (i figured a lot of young ladies dream of looking like a princess on their wedding day).
I matted white embossed card onto an 8x8" blank then matted a die cut square(from Tonic) onto silver mirri card & mounted on foam pads. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pencils, used wink of stella on the veil & used Chloes Sparkelicious glitter for the dress, holes in the Tonic die & around the edges of the embossed card. I made a sentiment, printed it out, mounted on silver mirri then attached foam pads on outer edges only to make it stand out. The die cut embellishments are from Spellbinders & i die cut some Sue Wilson leaves & flowers then added a sparkly embellishment to the centre. Hope you like it. Happy crafting. x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Hello, another week has come around & we have a brand new challenge(137) over at Glitternsparkle & this time our sponsor is oddballartco. our theme is use some ribbon. The image used is Patty Cake & i coloured her with Promarkers. I thought she looked sad so decided to use bright, zingy orange, lemon & lime. I hand cut a frame using orange card, mounted with foam pads onto the image. I matted orange card onto a white card blank then matted a bright design paper on top. I then placed the framed image on top & embellished with a snipped Tattered Lace die cut & colour matched flowers & the all important ribbon (with a bow).
Hi & welcome to my blog page.I have just made this for my grandson's & really enjoyed doing it. I took an impression of their footprints using air drying clay which i lightly dusted with pastel blending chalk. I used a Katy Sue design mould & clay to make the embellishments & painted them with acrylic paint then fixed to a 'washing line'. After i backed the pic with polka dot card i wrote a little message(using word), printed out then cut & affixed with foam pads. I think it'll make a nice keepsake. x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Hi, here's one of the projects i've been working on lately. This is for my son & daughter-in-law, hope they like it as much as i enjoyed making it. Happy crafting x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Good morning all & welcome. This is a card i made for this weeks Glitternsparkle challenge, the theme is embossing dry or heat & the image is Telsa from, spellbinding-stamps. I loved the image so coloured it twice, once in magenta then in scarlet colourways using Copics & Spectrum Noir pens & pencils then i die cut the images & used a little blending chalk around the edges. I embossed some magenta satin card which i matted onto black card then layered onto the white fold back card i had made. I die cut 'TWINS' & added the letters. I left the middle section blank to add an appropriate sentiment to & stencilled corner flourishes using Imagination Crafts Sparkle medium. Hope you like.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Hello hope the bank holiday is going well despite the weather.Here's the stepper card i made for the Glitternsparkle challenge 135, theme anything goes. Our sponsor is Lacey Sunshine & the image is Eleanor Chillin,' which i coloured using blending chalks from Dovecraft, (with Wink of Stella clear across the glasses), then layered onto pink card. I covered the card with a paper & decorated with matching bow from the Forget-me-not range as i wanted to use pink & lemon in the scheme. I added tonic diecuts ,white laid on top of pink (to leave a drop shadow) at the top of the card. I cut apart a tattered Lace diecut & made a little display of pink & lemon flowers, which i fixed to one of the 'steps' & diecut Tattered Lace sentiment letters which i fixed on the other 'step'. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Hi another challenge commences this week on Glitternsparkle(134) theme is easel card & our sponsor is Stitchybear Stamps. The image is Chinese Dragon & i coloured it with Promarkers before i hand cut around it, mounted it on foam pads, then placed on an image i printed, (then layered onto inked card), from Crafters Companions Kimono cd. I took a diecut card blank, turned it on it's side & added new score lines so the fancy easel front popped forward & appears to float. I joined another piece of card for the base, covered that & the card inside with teal pearl paper & used the spare die cuts from the card blank as 'frills' to which i added a stamped sentiment. The embellishments are from the Kimono range & are stamps which i coloured & cut out then mounted on foam pads. Feel free to comment, i am always interested in your opinion. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Hi everyone, a new Glitternsparkle challenge 133, theme anything but a card.  I made this for my nieces' lilac & pink themed wedding in June. Our sponsor is Sami Stamps & the image is Spring Branch. I printed, coloured (using Promarkers & Wink of Stella, clear shimmer) then handcut the image several times to adorn the trelliswork of the gazebo which was cut using a Silhouette Cameo. I made 3 box shapes, covered them in lace & stacked them to resemble a wedding cake which I decorated with lilac & pink leaves, flowers & pearls.I added matching flowers on the roof with curled ribbons running down to cherubs, which I outlined in lilac ink & Wink of Stella(clear shimmer). I made a matching tag with hearts & wedding day embossed on white shimmer layered onto linen card. I added matching lilac sparkly ribbon around the base to disguise the join. It took a while to make but I enjoyed making it & that's what, for me, crafting is all about. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Hi here's a card i made for the Glitternsparkle DT, the challenge 132 theme 'use a butterfly'. Our sponsor is Sunflowerfield & the digi image (which i coloured with Promarkers) is Basket full of hearts. I used a Camden Market butterfly design paper from Crafters Companion as a background on a frame stepper card & fussy cut some matching butterflies as embellishmants. I snipped a  tonic die cut into 3 to cover the white card. I cut the image as a circle, inked & glittered around it & put onto a Tattered Lace doily which i mounted onto foam pads. I added coral ribbon & bow plus dazzler. I added a sentiment which i layered up & glittered.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Hi here's the card i made for The Glitternsparkle challenge 131, theme was anything goes.Our sponsor is Patties Creations & the image is Peacock 1. I coloured the image with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pencils, hand cut the image out & after adding cobalt glitter, mounted on foam pads secured to a background i designed (using Serif) & printed onto white card & inked around the edges  then layered onto an 8x
8 inch card. I coloured some decoupage flowers yellow(from House of Zandra), applied Glossy accents, cut them out & layered them up. I diecut floral flourishes (Spellbinders) from green Bazil basics, glued them on then added Glossy accents. The sentiment is from My paper Stash & is coloured with a turquoise Aquamarker before adding glitter. After adding an insert the card was used for a male birthday card. Happy Easter x

Hi here is my make for the Glitternsparkle challenge 130, theme is Easter card, the image is Bunny Hot Air Balloon from our sponsor Bugaboo digistamps. I made a pop up box then printed some freebie Easter designs onto card which i hand cut to decorate the panels with & use as pop ups, these i fixed to acetate strips then attached these onto card strips that i'd glued inside the box. I printed the main image in different sizes which i coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils then cut out & attached the largest (at the rear) & 3 smaller ones as before. I glittered a Happy Easter sentiment & attached to the front. I made some quick cards with the leftover images. Happy Easter x

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The second card is image 'Blossom' again coloured with Promarkers & on opposite side i cut out a sentiment from La Pashe which i framed using a frame i cut by hand, coloured with Promarkers & embossed with Wow clear sparkle embossing powder,  I mounted both onto a shaped card blank & decorated with punched flowers & applied pearl centres.
I covered a notebook with paper from Papermania added lace then mounted my image (as above) which i inked around the edge. I added sequins, punched out flowers & tied white ribbon through the binding. The pillowboxes were from CuddlyBuddly crafts & were both fussycut & decoupaged.
Hi, it's a lovely sunny day here hope it is for you too. The Glitternsparkle challenge this time is shaped cards & our sponsor is Sweetpea stamps. I went a bit overboard & made 2 cards & matching notebook & pillowboxes as i was layed up with a bad cold & was bored! Hope you enjoy.
First card is made using image 'Teacup pixie' which i coloured with Promarkers, glittered highlights & mounted on a teacup shaped card then I cut a teapot shape on the front of a card blank & covered with pretty papers. I punched a hole in the teacup & threaded ribbon through so you could open separately to see message inside. I decorated with fabric roses on a doily & cutout bunting.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Hello fellow crafters here is the card i made for Glitternsparkle challenge 128 the theme is add glitter & sparkle. Our sponsor was The East Wind & the image used is 'Angel' which i coloured with Promarkers & glitter highlights (Sparklicious from Stamps by Chloe) in soft lilac/mauve shades. I enclosed the image in an acetate fronted box shape & added glittered diecut vines. I mounted on two layers of scalloped card one of which is covered with sparkle film, then i
mounted on mirror card & decorated with glittered flowers. This was all mounted on white card covered in designer paper. I added sentiments, scalloped bottom, pearls coloured with a matching Promarker & a bow. Apologies for reflection on acetate, it was hard to get a balance to pick up the glitter in the pic. x

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Hi i really enjoyed doing this bright & cheery card for the Glitternsparkle challenge 126, the theme was 'anything goes'. Our sponsor this week was Crafty Sentiments & the image i used was 'Tess summer fun'. I used Promarkers to colour the image which i then die cut into a circle, inked around with green & layered onto a scalloped circle die cut, edged inside with orange ink. I used a bracket shape for my base card & matted a hot pink polka dot die cut square on top then repeated the same with another two layers. I cut up a Tattered Lace circle die to use to embellish the corners with, added a stamped sentiment, pearls, flowers & punched leaves. I thought we could do with some summery reminders to cheer us up. Happy crafting x

For the Glitternsparkle challenge 125 the theme was black&white. Our sponsor was Stitchybear stamps & i used image 'Floral frame 1'. I matted 4 layers alternate black & white card onto a custom made card blank, on the top layer i used a Spellbinders embossing folder on Centura Pearl card. I cut the centre from an oval die cut & coloured it black then layed it on top of the remaining white diecut. I coloured some of the floral frame image black then cut it out & placed it on top, then i stamped & cut out a sentiment as the final layer. Although the photo doesn't pick it up i added accents of Stickles in Black Diamond. Finally i added a satin bow & jewel embellishment. This made a very heavyweight card, giving it a quality feel. x

Hi, i made this box card for Challenge 127 the theme is decorate inside & out. The image is Strawberry Muffin from our sponsor Sunflower Field. After colouring the image, using Spectrum Noir pencils, I cut it out & mounted it on the frame (which i tinted with a pastel green Promarker) of a box card i made. I chose images from Hunkydory 'Dreams of Spring' to decorate the inside & decoupage the front. I added pink glitter (Sparkleicious from Chloe) & pearls to the sentiments. Hope you like it, it makes me feel hungry for cake when i look at it!!! Happy crafting x

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Hello there, here's my entry for the Glitternsparkle challenge 124, the theme is glitter n gems.
The image used is Poppy elf from Aurora Wings & is coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pencils then mounted on card which i glittered around the edges with Diamond Sparkles. Behind the image is a Spellbinder diecut which i cut in white & another in green glitter card. Everything is mounted on a white framed stepper card on which i layered white embossed card. I covered decoupage flowers with Sparkle film before cutting out & applying clear dazzlers to the centres. Then i added white poppies, punched leaves & gems which i coloured with one of the Promarkers i had used in the image. I did the same for the sentiment which is backed with a smaller version of the same die. The photo doesn't pick it up but the card is REALLY sparkly! Please feel free to leave a comment as i'd love to hear from you, happy crafting x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Hi everyone, hope you're having a great day. My laptop has been poorly but is now home from hospital. Here is my card for the Glitternsparkle DT challenge 123 theme is 'Love is in the air'. The sentiment digi is #420 Cinderella quote from Stamping Boutique & is mounted on two outline hearts. I embossed a small heart design onto white card which I edged with Ruby Promarker then I cut two tattered lace dies, coloured one in Ruby then offset the white one on top, I then cut off the bridal veil & the lower half to fit into a tattered lace diecut heart. I stamped red flowers onto white card, trimmed to fit & adhered to bottom of card. I then embellished with ribbon, gems & inked diecut hearts The whole design was then mounted onto a custom size white card. Please feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you, kind regards x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Hi & welcome, hope you're having a great day. Here is the latest card I designed for the Glitternsparkle DT challenge122  the theme was anything goes & the image was from Patties Creations entitled Waterlilies.

Pale aqua paper was used on a vintage stepper card blank from Whichcraft then inked around the edges with pale teal ink then lace was added.I also similarly coloured the frame but added green to it then embossed it with pale gold glitter effect (photo doesn't pick this up) to look like verdigris. The image is printed on white Centura Pearl card & coloured  with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pencils then decorated with flowers, pearls & diecut butterfly all in peachy pink, aqua & soft white shades. I stamped a sentiment & mounted on matching background. I enjoyed doing this card & loved the Waterlilies image. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish. Happy crafting. x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Hi all, hope your day's going well despite the wet weather!
Here's my latest card for the Glitternsparkle DT challenge, the theme was swirls n pearls. 
The digistamp is from a company called Milkncoffee & the image is called Tiffany in her night dress.
I used a pink swirl paper on white card & cut up a Tattered Lace diecut to edge the topper which was coloured in with Promarker pens & Spectrum Noir pencils. A little envelope holds the 'just for you' sentiment (from Hunkydory) & pink pearls were added. 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hi & a warm welcome to my blog. I made this card for the Glitternsparkle DT challenge. The image is a digistamp called Megan from Pink Gem design & I loved colouring it in using Promarker & Spectrum Noir pens & pencils as well as inks. It sits on a Spellbinders frame under which is a frame cut out from a Heartfelt Creations pad & mounted on a designer paper covered easel card which I made. It is decorated with Heartfelt Creation sentiments,diecut butterflies, flowers & pearls.My favourite style is vintage so I really enjoyed making it, hope you like it. Please feel free to leave a comment as I'd love to hear from you. Happy crafting x