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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

USING FREEBIES #2

Hi Peeps,
Still raining here in Greece so I continue to colour up some freebies I got recently.  This one is also from MISS RACH and is a 'Baby Moose'.
I coloured him using Derwent Fine Art pencils. I really like these - they are soft and have great colour pigment.

The coloured card is snippets from my box and I made my own Moose background paper in Photodraw. :-)
The moose was cut out with a 'stitched edge' die, and I added some twine I found last week in a local store..... result  !!   :-)


I haven't added a sentiment on this one as I am going to pop him into my stash for a future occasion.
Here's a funny Moose sentiment for you though .......



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USING FREEBIES

Hi Peeps,
I am sitting here in not so sunny Greece - it's been raining constantly since yesterday afternoon :-(
I decided to colour up some freebies I got recently.  My first one is this really cute 'Octopus Love' from MISS RACH.
I coloured him with Copics and have used a background freebie from Team Confetti - Fish Colorblok 2, which I picked up from Granny Enchanted HERE.
I picked out colours that go with the paper background. BV00,BV02, G00,BG23,BG09.



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Sunday, 18 February 2018

CUTE SCHTUFF

Hello Sunday Peeps,

I am doing some more cute schtuff today , building up some card reserves - I know my friend will want some to buy for March :-D

These papers are from Dovecraft and the set is called Couture du Jour.  48 sheets of 8" x 8" with dresses and stuff on them and they have some gorgeous plain papers in there too. I used some of the patterned ones the other day on the bunny card I made HERE.

I used the plainer ones with a Marianne Design CreaTable die...LR0454. The base card is white with a deeper pink back base.
The image is " Spring Bunny Friends " by GERDA STEINER, which is the February image for her  Progressive Challenge.
I coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers and cut them out leaving a teeny white border. They are attached with 3D foamies for a bit of pop. The butterfly is also in that same die set. Then I fussy cut some of the flowers from the same paper set (from the snippets that were left from my card the other day).






Thanks for popping in. 

Have a great day xxxx


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Cutie Pie Challenge #120 - Valentine or Mum

Friday, 16 February 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 5



Hello Peeps,
Sadly we are on the last day of this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have had fabulous 5 days and I hope that you enjoyed a bit of the Dark Side :-D

For today's piece I  used this amazing " GOTHIC ROSE " from   LEIGH SB DESIGNS.  
The background is an image of thorns (don't know where I got it from). I spattered it with some 'blood'. Then I mounted it onto black and red cardstock.
The Tag came from a digital scrapbooking set which I printed out. 
I coloured the Rose and then fussy cut it out leaving a teeny white border and stuck it on the tag.
I made the sentiment ziggy in Photoshop and glued it on the bottom.





Next using Leigh's awesome - POE LOVE , I made a sleeve using grey and white card which was die cut with a heart edging. Inside is a red tag for writing secret messages on :-)
I coloured the POE LOVE image and cut out the pieces to add on the front.





This one is an oldy but a goody to show you........ a little bookmark made from a large paperclip and a spooky/sweet image from  DILLY BEANS called ' HEART MONSTER'. I coloured him/her and layered up twice on thick card to make it strong.
I can't seem to find anything from Dilly Beans FB page since Dec 2017, so not sure if they are still trading :-(


Well, that's me done for the Hop folks. I am sad it has ended so quickly :-(
I shall spend some lovely time later this evening or tomorrow Hopping round all the other gorgeous entries and leaving some luuurve.  I have been plagued with migraines this week so been slacking a bit :-(

Thanks for coming in and looking.
Hugz xxxxx


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Thursday, 15 February 2018

SOMETHING PRETTY PRETTY

Helloooo there Peeps,
I ordered some lovely papers from SAMFLORA last week... and they were a bargain too. Well, DonkeyMail must have been rocket powered because they came in a week !!!!  Shock, Horror.... I nearly fell down :-D

Anyways... these papers are from Dovecraft and the set is called Couture du Jour.  48 sheets of 8" x 8" with dresses and stuff on them. I thought they might work well with a set of clear stamps I have which are all to do with sewing and schtuff....... and I can't find those just now !!  hahahahaha  :-D How typical is that ???

I decided to use them with this cute bunny, which is the February image from DRAGON's LAIR DESIGNS in their FB Colouring Challenge.
I printed the cute bunny out twice - once on white card and once on the patterned paper because I wanted to 'Paper Piece' her dress.  I coloured the white image using Copics but I messed up her face a bit trying to give her pink cheeks :-(

I think she looks like she's trying to decide which outfit to wear today ? !! :-D

I used another piece across the card and made a punched border from the striped paper and added a gingham flower from my stash.





Thanks for popping in. I must go and feed cats now and walk the Dawg :-)

Have a great day xxxx

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MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 4


Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time has passed for another year.  YaY :-)
 I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D


For today's piece I have made a sort of shadow box from cardboard. I painted it with texture paste first and then used some sprayed paint and tulle, with a lovely sort of feathered cord stuff.... looks a bit like teeny tinsel. I was aiming for a sort of "rust" effect but it didn't quite come off right  :-D  Then I splattered it all with 'fake' blood. The winged hearts are stamps from SMEARED INK (no longer trading) with an image from LEIGH SB DESIGNS - Ode to Poe in the centre. I used just the face from Leigh's awesome Freebie - POE LOVE.
The silk orchid is from my local Greek 1 euro shop.




I also have these to show you. I made them previously and have used IKEsART images " Love is Blind " and " Muse 1 ".

 Love is Blind " using scraps from the bits box and border punches, flowers and googly eyes. The image was coloured digitally. She was then matted and layered onto white card which I splattered with fake blood and border punched.


Muse 1 " Tag using embossed card, jute, die cut hearts, lace and button from my local store. The image was coloured with Promarkers. The Font used is called 'Blood'.



I am working on showing 2 pieces for our final day tomorrow.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A KITTY FOR JANIS

Hello everyone,

I am here with my 2nd  kitty ATC that I am making to celebrate Janis' 60th Birthday over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN.
This one I made using  'BAXTER'  from ODDBALL STAMPS.  I coloured hin in 'dotty' fashion with Spectrum Noir markers and then cut him out.
I have used a couple of scrap pieces from a previous project - background papers are from the Freebie kit ' Your Heart is My Target' by LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN.- and then made my own sentiment tag hahaha






I guess you might be getting it by now that I definitely don't DO Valentine's Day hahaha  :-D 

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PUPPY LOVE

Hello Peeps,
Happy Valentine's Day to those of you who celebrate it xx

I have made this card to celebrate Pet Love using a Prize I got from winning a Challenge at DRAGON's LAIR DESIGNS FB Group.... ' Dachshund '.
I have coloured him using Derwent Fine Art Pencils. The backing papers are from DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES - Puppy Power Pack available at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS  HERE.



I followed a Sketch from CAS Sketches #259.

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Try It On Tuesday - Love Is In The Air.       20/2



MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 3



Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time is creeping ever nearer and you know I don't really DO that crud, so I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D



For today's piece I have a  card using several die cuts and borders with an image from LEIGH SB DESIGNS - Ode to Poe.  I coloured his face with Copics and fussy cut him to add to the panel. I also added a Raven head. (Click on images below for Shop links).
The wording behind Poe is from his poem 'Romance'.







Tuesday, 13 February 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 2


Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time is creeping ever nearer and you know I don't really DO that crud, so I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D

For today's piece I have a  card using up things from my 'bits' box and I made my own sentiment tag.


I am looking forward to playing over the next few days.
Don't worry.... I am not going to scare you with really dark schtuff  hee hee