Friday, January 15, 2016

The Crafters Cafe - blog hop - January Blues Challenge

Good morning,

Today blog is a hop..
Only my 2nd so a novice at setting it up.. hope this goes as it should!
 (my friend helped me set up the first one!)

I got the blues - 3 weeks since Santa was here,
2 weeks since we welcomed the New Year.
All the hype and excitement has gone,
are you feeling a bit down?

TCCB is having a blog hop with some great prizes...

My inspirational post for this blog uses a Flapper Girl image from Moonflower
The challenge theme is Male Card.. so to get this wonderful image male orientated I added a bit of a saucy sentiment!

Hair - Lyra dark grey, black hard
Skin - Lyra medium flesh, light flesh
Eyes - Lyra aquamarine
Dress/Hairband - Walnut Hollow Violet
Boa - medium grey

As my craft room is currently out of reach - I had to grab whatever I could find to work with this card.. (wasnt easy)
I found some nuetral backing paper.

Kept the card CAS by just layering up on black card, then doing a dashed outline to look like faux stitching.
I used my new Wink of Stellar clear sparkle to bling the jewels on her headband, necklace and skirt.

I hope this inspires you to pop over to the TCC challenge blog and share your projects.

Remember to leave your comments on everyones blog on the list below to be in with a chance of winning 1 of the wonderful prizes.

4 winners for leaving comments on each Design Team Members blog with the words "January Blues"
1st prize Gina K stamp set Spoon me
2nd prize Gina K Stamp set You make me smile
3rd prize Stampendous - Vintage Ladies
4th prize Stampendous - Charmed Art
The commenting prizes will be shipped worldwide, so everyone can enter.


The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog

kind regards

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

Thursday, January 14, 2016

TTPH dt project - Queen

Happy New Year (as this is my first post of 2016) !

Bad start to the year as I was late posting this to the group - naughty step for me ;(

The theme was anything goes and  I chose to use Queen from Sweet Escape.

I printed her a bit bigger than normal for a change and to let me get some colouring practise.

I am still using my polychromo pencils (might have another play with the Promarkers later in the year)


Skin - Lyra light flesh, medium flesh
Hair - Derwent ochre, pale brown,  Lyra gold ochre 
Dress - Derwent pink, Lyra pink madder lake, rose madder lake
Crown - Gold pencil

Having a slightly larger image enabled me to get some colour down and do some blending (doesnt show well in the photo)
I am still struggling with the hair.. but will keep practicing.

I have limited access to my craft room since Christmas as a lot of stuff has been 'dumped' in there!
Currently trying to sort sons bedroom (while he is away) then I can decant 'stuff' and today craft room (bomb site!)  

It makes for even more of a challenge!
But I found the pink heart background paper and some cutting dies and background papers (luckily).
So I went for an A5 gate fold card.

I treated myself to a Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen before Christmas and just highlighted the gems in her crown.

I enjoyed colouring her. My biggest challenge was putting the cards together!
I hope you get inspiration from this project and pop over to Through the Purple Haze blog challenge and share your projects.

kind Regards



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