Saturday, March 23, 2013


Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 32

Have had this image for a while and thought the challenge over on Doodle Pantry was the perfect time to colour it up. The poppy has a special meaning for us in Australia on Remembrance Day. It is when on the eleventh hour on the eleven day of the eleven month, the nation stops for a minute's silence, to remember those who sacrificed their lives in war. On this day we wear a red poppy in remembrance. The red poppy has become a familar emblem of Remebrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in WW 1, their brilliant red colour an appropiate symbol for the blood spilled in war.

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scare heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago 
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

This is my card. The image is coloured with copics and then mounted on spellbinders circle dies. The pp is from the kaiser Blae and Ivy 6x6 pad. Bling is kaiser, ribbon and lace from stash and sentiment GinaK.

Poppies R27, R35, R37, R59, C7, black multiliner. Leaves YG95, YG97. Shadow G0000.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Colour Challenge AC158

Playing with Distress Inks.

The challenge at Annabelle Stamps asks that we use the following colours.

I didn't have the exact ones but thought these distress inks came fairly close. I stamped the flowers from the Designer flower stamp set in versamark, used white embossing powder and heat embossed them. The sentiment is from the Shape it up set and was also embossed. Used the distress inks over the top and this is the finished panel. A few shakes of water added to the distress look,  piece of ribbon for  embellishment, white and watermelon mats that was then mounted on a white card. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Progressive Christmas Challenge 2

Sing Choir of Angels ?

My second card for this challenge also uses an image from Stamp n Doodle and it is a beauty. As usual I used copics and then Antique Linen distress ink.The background PP is an old off cut (unknown) and the music piece is Kaiser. Twine from SU, button and gauze from stash and banner and sentiment computer generated.

Copics: Skin E000, E00, E02, R20. Lips R22. Hair Light YR12, YR17, Y17. Hair Brown E17, E18.
Hair Black C5,100.
Tops C0, C1, C3, C5, R29. Wreaths YG45, G17, R29. Books E31, E71, 0. Shadow G0000.

Progressive Christmas Challenge 2

Magic Wand

Finally managed to finish my two cards for this Challenge on Lady Anne's Challenges. Have been out of action for a week after my knee surgery. On the mend and trying not to hurry it. Still not allowed to drive and that is the worst of it. Hate having to depend on others. My first card is this gorgeous image from Stamp n Doodle that I coloured with copics and added Sakura gelly roll in clear star for a bit of glitter. Hard to see on the photo. I cut it out, rounded the corners and mounted it on spellbinders resplendent rectangle die. Used Menento london fog ink for some colour and PP is Kelly Panacci  Let it Snow. Lace from WIP.

Copics: Skin E000, E00, E02, R20. Tutu and Shoes RV000, RV02, C0

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dropping In

The challenge over at Tiddly Inks this week is for a CAS creation. I printed the image Spring Hug a bug and coloured with copics. Cut it out and embossed a line around it then mounted it on a square card. The sentiment is computer generated using Sylfaen Font.

Copics: Skin E50, E51, E55, R20. Dress & Hat  YG03, YG06. Wings BG0000, BG000. Shoes G05.
Flowers YR02, YR04, YR07, YR14. Multi Liner Sepia 0.3.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Make it Manly Challenge 87

Needed a quick birthday card for my DD's partner and 15 mins later this was the result. The images are from Tim Holtz the Journey. I stamped them on an old piece of light PP and tore and distressed the edges. Computer generated sentiment, a couple of brads and some twine and one quick card. 

I am entering this in challenge 87 on the Anything Goes Challenge Blog.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 168

Spring is in the Air

This lovely bird fairy seemed to fit the bill for the Springy, pastel colours challenge on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. Stamped her on watercolour paper and coloured with my water soluble oil pastels. A great buy at $5.99 at my local Dollar store. Not a large range of colours  but that is maybe a good thing as it limits you. I am really happy with the result and think I will pull them out more often. They seemed to give it a lovely soft feel. The PP is from Graphic 45 6 x 6 Secret Garden pad, the scalloped border & sentiment from Kaiser Blae & Ivy paper pad,  flowers Prima and old ones from my stash. The leafy flourishes dies are from Fancy-that. Lace and ribbon from Lime Tart

Sketch Challenge Annabelle Stamps AC157

May your Day be Special

Pulled out my Star water colour  pencils and I like the result. Not many colours to choose from but sometimes that is a good thing. The card is for the sketch challenge over at Annabelle Stamps 

The image is from All things grow Stamp Set and was printed on watercolour paper with Ranger Archival black ink. Stamped the small reeds three times, the large reed twice and one of the butterflies. The fern from the set was stamped with versamark and the sentiment is from the same set. The PP is from the Kaiser craft Blae & Ivy 61/2 pad. CS from Creative Memories.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Geeky Love

Getting Married

Been awhile since my last post but have been busy seeing specialists etc and I am booked in to have my knee fixed next week. Only day surgery and should be back to normal in no time. Just so finally glad they found out what was causing all the pain and it is nothing major. Did managed this card for the card challenge at my local craft shop WIP. They make up packs and you have to use what they supply to make a card. You can add extras but the majority must be from the pack. I choose a digital image from Make it Crafty  called Geeky Love Getting Married as it seemed the perfect fit . I coloured it with copics and added the heart pins, red roses.

Skin: E000,E02, E11, E13. Hair Bride: YR000, YR12, YR16, E17. Groom: E47, E55, E57. Dress: W0, W1, W3, W5. Suit: C1, C3, C5, C7. Bouquet: R27, YG06.