Sunday, October 18, 2015

KS Inspirational post - mummy kissing Santa Claus

A Christmas card is the inspirational post for today.
Using a Karleigh Sue digi - Mummy kissing Santa Claus


Skin - PM blush, Lyra pencil med flesh, dk flesh
Hair - PM tan, Lyra brown  ochre, burnt ochre
Sack - PM tan, Lyra brown ochre
Santa - PM lipstick red, Lyra pale geranium lake, Derwent Deep Red
Shirt - PM Moss, Lyra Moss green
Gloves - PM Cool grey3
Mistletoe - Lyra True Green
Fur - Lyra warm light grey, Warm silver grey
Beard - Lyra warm light grey, cool light grey, cool silver grey

I used a nestie die to cut out the image and the next size up for the background that was from my stash.
I die cut some scrap white card and colour with a green pencil  for the added mistletoe. then stuck on some white melted beads and dabbed with glitter glue for some sparkle.

The Ho Ho Ho down the side is from a magazine. and a little red bow from my stash

I hope this post inspires you to get colouring and sharing your projects over on Karleigh Sue Challenge blog

Kind regards

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges -

Friday, October 16, 2015

KS - New Release - Let Me Perk You Up

I've been a bit quiet with the blog - not enough hours in the day now I am working.. :(
This month I chose Karleigh Sues Let Me Perk You Up for their new release

 I had seen a card fold I want to replicate - but when it came to it I couldnt find it! (That will teach me to save them when I spot them! lol)

Skin - Lyra med flesh and light flesh

Hair - Lyra Gold ochre, Derwent dark terracotta. Faber Castel caput mortem violett
Jumper - Derwent Royal purple
Trousers - Derwent Electric Blue
Scarf - Lyra Rose Madder lake
Cup - Lyra Raw umber, Faber Castel Caput Mortuum Violet

I took 2 dl cards - stuck them together by over lapping 1 side, then cut at an angle.

I stuck a piece of snowflake paper from my stash on the middle layer.
Cut out some snowflakes with a die and used some smaller pieces of the snowflake on the back layer.

I hope this inspires you to get colouring and share your projects over on Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog

kind regards


p.s.I would like to enter it into the following challenges ;-

Thursday, October 1, 2015

TTPH Sept inspiration...Hocus Pocus

Hi Everyone,

The theme was halloween/Magical - but as we dont send halloween cards I tried to keep it as a general greeting card.


Skin - Promarker blush, Lyra pencils light flesh, med flesh
Hair - Promarker tan, Lyra pencils burnt ochre, vasn dyke brown, dark sepia, cinnamon, raw umber
Roses - PM lipstick red, Lyra pencils pale geranium lake, light carmine
             PM sunflower, Walnut Hollow pencil yellow ochre, Lyra pencil candy yellow
             PM honeycomb, Lyra pencils canary yellow, orange yellow, light orange
             PM moss, Lyra pencil moss green
             PM lemon, Lyra pencils lemon cadmium, light chrome
Corset - PM pale pink, Lyera pencils pink madder lake, Derwent pencil pink
Cloak - PM Ice grey 3, cool grey 4, Lyra pencils cool silver, grey, cool dk grey, Faber Castel pencil                                         warm grey v

The backing paper is a sheet of Black Cherry Bitty Pad from Provo Craft.

The roses I made with ribbons.

Please come and join our challenges over at Through The Purple Haze. We love to see what you do.

kind regards



I would like to enter this project into the following challenges ;-

CCCB - Goth Girl

Good morning all,

Todays post is using a SLS Lines Goth Girl for CCCB challenge.

The remit for this challenge was Breast Cancer awareness..
So I printed the digi in pink rather than black..
Picked some pink papers from my stash.

Skin - PM blush, Lyra pencil light flesh and med flesh
Hair - PM dusky pink, Lyra pencils burnt carmine, rose madder lake
Rabbit - PM pale pink, salmon pink, sunkissed pink, blender - all dabbed
Gloves - PM salmon pink, Lyra pencil Rose madder lake
Socks/Tshirt - PM cerise, Lyra pencil burnt carmine, rose madder lake

I randomly picked a layout from my box of layouts (I didnt stick to it exactly) but it was good for inspiration..
add a ribbon bow and rose from the stash

Please pop of to The Crafters Cafe Challenge blog and share your projects.
Its good to share!

Kind Regards



I would like to enter her into the following challenges ;-

613 Ave Create - Mother of Dragons

Todays inspirational post for 613 uses a Rick St Dennis image - Mother of Dragons
I am going to use it in the birthday book I am making for my son..(a work in progress!)

Our challenge theme for this inspirational post was Sapphire as it is the birthstone for October.


Skin - Pro Marker Blush, Lyra pencil lght flesh, med flesh
Hair - PM Cyan, true blue, paris blue, Faber castel pencil bluish turquoise

Dragons - PM powder blue, artic blue, Lyra pencils light blue, aquamarine, peacock blue, Faber                            Castel delft blue
Shoes/Clothes - Lyra pencil cinnamon, brown ochre, Fabercastel pencil caput mortum violet

I found the background papers in my stash - the mottled one is one I made ages ago using glossy card stock , shaving foam and alcohol inks.

Please pop over to the 613 Avenue Create challenge and join in. We love to see what you come up with.

Kind regards


I'd like to enter her into the following challenges ;-