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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Be Inspired at the Outlawz Colour Challenge



This week we start a new month at the Outlawz and the first challenge for the Colour team was chosen by Susan and it is an inspirational challenge


Now who wouldn't be inspired by that!!!

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up

For my card I used an image from ADU called 'Looking Gorgeous'


I coloured her with Promarkers/Copics and then used some lovely tropical paper sent to me by a lovely lady as a gift for the first element of the frame, the square frame is cut from some Coredination by Crafters Companion. I also used the same card to cut the  elements for the corner flourish, for that I used some dies from Tattered Lace, Spellbinders and the large flower was a freebie with a magazine!

I took my inspiration from the hot tropical colours - what will inspire you to make a project and join us this week?

Looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful projects this week!

Eclectic Ellapu Has Anything Goes for September!

Yes its everybody's favourite "Anything Goes!"

For my card I used an image from Emerald Faeries - I am in love with these cute, cute, happy faeries and when I have time I have more to colour up and will think of something to make with them, they are just too gorgeous! (Anyone would think I liked them!!!)


I coloured the scene up using my Promarkers and cut an aperture from the lovely paper from the Bohemian Collection by Trimcraft. I had to glitter her wings and the dragonfly, no self respecting fairy can live without glitter! I used some pink and blue gems to outline the image and added a nce bow (this is another of my new loves, they call them parcel bows and are made on a bow maker!).

Do come over and play with us at Eclectic Ellapu this month we would love to see your projects!

If you would like to check out the Emerald Faeries you can find them here.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Karleigh Sue's Birthday Bash!

Today is Cheri Lyn's Birthday and she is having a party on FB! I was lucky enough to get one of the freebies and I thought I'd colour it up and put it on a card!


Coloured with mostly Copics, I cut her out and used some green background paper layered onto green card. The sentiment was all mine and printed in a nice cerise ink. The bow was created with my bowmaker (I love that gadget!) and worked with the sentiment.

OK that's all for now - I will enter this into the Karleigh Sue Challenge for August!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Colours for Dramatic Effects!

This weeks Colour Challenge at the Outlawz was chosen by Ina and what a challenge it is!


What dramatic colours - I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use the Kimono collection I bought from Crafters Companion and have never got round to using!

I used the hibiscus embossing folder for the background and layered it onto red ( I coloured the edges in the same red I used on the image) then onto a grey card. I stamped and coloured the image then masked it out and inked the background area with some grey ink. I used a glaze pen on the red areas of the image to give some shine.


I finished it off with some red pearls, some 2mm and some 4mm.

Come on over to the Colour Challenge and join us with these great colours!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

50th Birthday!

It was my daughter in law's 50th birthday this week, She's not an arty person so there's no point making her a card with a lovely coloured image on and I thought long and hard what to make her. I ordered the concertina card die from Crafters Companion so I thought maybe a concertina card with pictures of her daughter might go down well - so this is what I made



I cut out the panels in some white Centura Pearl card then cut them again using some lovely Bo Bunny paper that came free with Cardmaking & Papercraft this month! I used one of the companion dies for the main die to cut out the photos and stamped some sentiments on some of the panels and added a nice glitzy 50 to the front! Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used some pearl hearts from Meiflower and a variety of gems to add some bling plus some die cut butterflies.

I hope you like my 'special' 50th card and thanks for your visit!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Take it Easy!

This is the latest digi from Gerda Steiner for the progressive challenge and I thought it was so cute and perfect for a get well card!
I printed the image directly onto the card and coloured it up, I then masked it and added the background. I watched a tutorial by Jess from Gerda's design team about Bokeh and where as I didn't have the colours she had I improvised with some watercolour inks and the very few distress inks I have plus a pearly white ink pad. Well for a first attempt I think it turned out quite well!


So why not join in the challenge and you could be getting an adorable digi like this each month!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Ahoy There!

Another post from me - my posts are like buses; you wait for ages and then four come along at the same time!

So this time my card is a birthday card for a friend, his 5 year old is totally into pirates so I had to make a pirate card for Daddy!

I used an image from Mo Manning, the paper on the front is from a gorgeous set from Michele Roo, the sand at the bottom is from another set that I'm sad to say I don't know who's it is. Coloured with Promarkers, the bunting and starfish are from a magazine freebie!


The card is an 8 x 8 cut from basic white card. OK that's me for today honest! Thanks for looking.