Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sneaky Peeky Sunday

Hi everyone.  Did you have a good day yesterday?

Sunday's will be time to take a quick little look at what may be coming up on my blog this week.  Obviously, you only get a little peek, hence the title :-)

It is another one of those things I could do to keep me interested in my blog.  It may be a little bit of colouring that I have done, or something being made, or even just general info like what might be happening.

I am hoping to be in the craft room tomorrow too.

So, Tuesday this week, I am GDT over at Die Cuttin Diva's for their next challenge.  Here is the little peek.

Well, I did say little peek LOL!

Friday, will be inspiration week over at Polkadoodles for our Flower Power challenge.  I still have to get that made, but it may incorporate this digi that I have coloured up with Prisma Pencils.

I coloured this beauty up the other day, off the new Work and Play 9 - Love & Kisses CD.  But she is also available as a single digi download - see the end of the post :-)

Started off with the skin and missed her back LOL

Then I did her dress and the back.  Playing around with my watermark too :-)

And the finished image, after I nearly forgot her ears LOL!

Now I just need to add her to a card or something :-)

So only a couple of peeks today, but once I get settled into a system that is working, I will hopefully have a little more to share.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Sketch It Saturday

Hello everyone!  How are you all?  Did you have a fabulous week?

You may have noticed the little change to the blog, just a bit of change.  With winter here, I felt I needed something Spring like and bright.

If you read my previous post, HERE, then you will know I have been struggling of late.  I think it maybe the time of year, with Winter and lack of sun, and the aftermath of Christmas.

Anyhow, I decided that it may help if I had lists, or a structure of what I want to do with my crafting and my blog.  I want to try and share more, and be more crafty than of late.

So, I will unravel it all as I go, because I don't want to commit to something that may not happen, if you know what I mean.

To start off with, I thought I could make a Saturday, a Sketch it day.  So, look for a sketch, or a challenge sketch and make something.  Helps with the try to find that mojo :-)

This morning, I decided to use a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches along with some fabulous Polkadoodles pre-coloured digis.

I love using the design sheets off the Polkadoodles CD, as they generally have all the elements you can put together.  This one is from the new Polkadoodles Work & Play 9 - Love and Kisses collection.  Nikky, has been busy adding lots of the new collections to the digital download section of the shop, so no more waiting for the postie.  Check the thumblinky below, for other options to purchase individual digis too.

I added some foam pads to the image layer, to give the card some depth.  I couldn't resist adding some Sakura Gel Pen to the papers and image and where ever seemed appropriate :-)

I inked all of the edges and then distressed them with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.

For the inside I did two simple layers and added some hearts that are cut using my Cameo and they are SVG files on the CD!

This CD is perfect for weddings, engagements, even Valentines.  

That's it for today.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch Challenge #285 (closes 1 Feb)

Craft Your Passions Challenges - Challenge #246: Always Anything Goes (closes 2 Feb)

Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge - Challenge #212: Anything Goes (closes 3 Feb)

Simon Says Anything Goes - Wednesday Challenge (closes 4 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Contemplating..the whichness of the why!

Hi everyone.  How are you all?  Hasn't the month of January just flown by.

I have spent the last week or so contemplating on where my blogging and crafting is going.  I have to admit to procrastinating about this too.  I need a new look for the blog, I want to craft more, I want to blog more, but the mind is a fickle thing and doesn't want to let me go there or anywhere.

The distinct lack of posts this month, shows how I am struggling with it all.

However, I am coming up with a plan and I hope to put it into action sooner rather than later.

I have decided I need a focus, I need direction, I need order of some sort.

So, I am going to start to make lists.  Lists of things to do, techniques to try, things to achieve over a set period, anything to get that creative thing happening, that seems to have been absent of late.

Let's see where this takes me, will it help, will it happen.

I have a GDT spot next Tuesday with Die Cuttin Divas, for their Feb sketch challenge.  That is all done and ready to post.

I of course still have my fabulous Polkadoodles DT and will be posting on Friday of next week.

I hope to get this blog where I want it to be, and my crafting where I need/want it to be!

I appreciate each and everyone of you that takes the time to come visit and encourage me.

Just keep doing what you do and make me smile everyday, with your fabulous creations, inspiration, and musings :-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting :-)

P.S  Step 1 - new look for the blog - check :-)

Friday, 16 January 2015

Little bit of Stitching.

Hi everyone.  Thanks for your Birthday wishes last week - kept it quiet didn't I :-)

Hope you have all had a fabulous creative week.

It's Friday and the start of a new challenge over at Polkadoodles.  Our challenge this week is Case It - we ask that you choose a  creation from 2014 and Case It, make sure you credit the original artist.

So it could be the colours, the design, layers, sketch.  You choose.

I decided to use a fabulous creation by Asha, you can check it our HERE.

And here is my take on the card.  I just had to use that pinwheel background.

I used the wonderful new release Work and Play 8 - Music.  This cool chick is on one of the pre-coloured design sheets.  I loved getting the little sewing machine out and adding the stitching.

All the elements of my card are from the CD.  I cut some little guitars with my Silhouette Cameo - to add to the card.  Aren't they cute :-)

For the inside, I added another pinwheel (which I didn't stitch) with a blank panel to leave a message, and couldn't resist adding another guitar.

Great for a music loving teen girl :-)

Now it's your turn.  Why not take a look through the fabulous creations and see what inspires you.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

DL.ART January Linky Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 31 Jan)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Girly Challenge (closes 19 Jan)

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge#129: Birthday for a Girl (closes 22 Jan)

Creative Fingers - Challenge #63: Anything Goes (closes 22 Jan)

Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #89: Anything Goes (closes 22 Jan)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

This is the product list.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hi Ya!

Hello everyone.  Happy first week of the New Year.  Have you all been busy?

It was my Birthday earlier in the week and for some reason I really do feel old this week LOL!

I think I maybe coming down with some dreaded lurgy, every muscle in my body is shouting at me and my throat is sore!

However, I did get a lovely gift card off my hubby which I will enjoy spending as and when I see something I need rather than want ;-)

It's Friday and it's inspiration week for us over at Polkadoodles.  My fellow teamies have made some fabulous creations, so please go take a look.  The challenge this week is Tic-Tac-Toe.

I used the diagonal Sentiment, Ribbon, Polka Dots.

I just love this character.  She is from the wonderful Work & Play 7 CD Collection.  However, you can also get here as a single digi to download HERE and the Work & Play 7 Download version HERE.

I used the pre-coloured image for my card and she is decoupaged.  It is one of the great design sheets of this wonderful collection.

For the inside I used the same papers as the front, all from this CD.

Adding the litte Yin and Yang to the corner on the inside and outside.  A bit of ribbon from me bit's and pieces box, placed beneath the image panel.

And of course adding the obligatory sentiment tickets (which I love) to the bottom corner.

This is the collection I used today.

** Work & Play Collection 7 - BONUS EDITION

Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  And I know I still haven't popped by, I promise to soon :-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafting by Designs - Challenge Month Long - Anything Goes January (closes 31 Jan)

Love to Create - Challenge #148: Anything Goes (closes 11 Jan)

Through the Purple Haze Challenges - Challenge #72: Anything Goes (closes 10 Jan)

Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #41: Anything Goes (closes 11 Jan)

Paper Creator's Crafts - Challenge #34: Anything Goes (closes 31 Jan)

Scribble and Scrap Challenge Blog - Challenge #35: Anything Goes (closes 16 Jan)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #1: Anything Goes (closes 16 Jan)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.