Friday, 19 June 2015

DSC Reminder

Hi Everyone, thought I would post a reminder today for the Digitally Sweet Challenges  you can see my original post HERE .  Thankfully my 'puter is holding out for me to fulfil my DT work.

You are asked to follow the colour or the fruit option of this colour sample.
I followed this sketch, then realised that this post would be after the closing date of the sketch challenge duh!

Here is my card from the Fun and Festive kit by Deedee's Digis the fabulous Sponsor of the challenge. I used the outline images also in the kit, so that I could choose the colours of the challenge to colour it. The sentiment also comes in the kit. The sketch design was laid out in PS as usual and was printed, I cut them out, layered them, with a ribbon around the centre band. I shaped the sentiment and added cord tied buttons. I added 3D'd Gloss to the stars and Ultra Fine Glitter to the cake.

DP's Vicki Stegall "Happy paper"

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Divin Daniel!

Hi Everyone, I have a DT post for Deedee's Digis a

Reminder you still have time to play in the
 Digi of the Month Progressive challenge.

I have used the outline images from the kit and used my own colours, if you don't have time, Deedee has ready coloured images to just print and go. I added a few more fishes, a sandbank and a weed overlay, some bubbles and the sentiment is from the kit. Coloured and printed it from PS, I decided to cut it short to add a punched border. (oops! if you believe that you'll believe anything LOL.) then I printed and fussy cut Daniel and 3D'd him.

Deedee's Digi of the Month Diver Daniel
Water drops Kimberkatt
Delicious Scraps scalloped curved edge overlay
Delicious Scraps curve overlay
Martha Stewart border punch

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Silhouette cutting 50th Anniversary card

Hi, it's me AGAIN. Here is a card I designed and cut using my Silhouette to cut the 50 etc out. The paper and flowers, butterflies etc are from digi kits. The mirror gold heart I designed in Photoshop using PS shapes. The flowers and butterflies were print and cut and the heart was cut out of mirror card the glitter card was cut (by hand as it was self adhesive and I didn't have time to check the settings to cut it. I made a box to fit it.

Asstd Digi kits are by Sheila Reid at Pixelscrapper  Anything Goes

Contemporary Art!

Hi Everyone. Sorry you are getting the 3 posts on one day, as I want to enter the challenges and I'm not sure if my 'puter will last for me to post over a few days, so decided to do it all today, and there were you thinking you would would have a rest from me LOL.

You didn't think I would be naming a post Contemporary Art would you? To be true I couldn't think of anything else, this is soooooooo not me! It all started with me subscribing to the mail list of The Eastwind and this is the freebie we got this month.

I keep reminding you I am digi colourer not a hands on colourer, so what do I do with this? I thought and thought and then Marilyn Monroe came into my mind, do you remember the famous picture by Andy Warhol? This is my interpretation. I copied the image and placed them in a block, printed them out and coloured them with - yep! you've guessed - water colour pencils, after I had done the background I went over the eye, nose and mouth again, making the colour stronger. I then embossed it all and decided to use a new purchase (I had to try) metallic gilding wax. I was going to pick up the details on the embossing, then noticed that the black printed image turned violet. I loved it so much I added the wax to the entire page and then shone it with a paper towel. I love the sheen. I added the page to violet card and drew around the blank card front with the water pencils, spreading the colour out. I couldn't decide how to add a sentiment either, so embossed a piece of vellum and placed it on the bottom line.

Showing the sheen

Watercolour pencils
Scruffy Little Cat "Chic" embossing folder
Phill Martin Metallic gilding wax
Tattered Lace border embossing folder challenge #32 Dots and stripes  I hope the embossing lines look like stripes or even the lines in between the images, the dots are in the image.

Water colouring

Hi Everyone, I'm on line - today - I hope it will last 'til I get my new 'puter, I'm going to to 3 posts today - in case! You'll have to wait for 2 though LOL.

Anyhow, my card today is a progressive challenge at Art by Miran and this little lady has to be coloured in by hand!!!!!!!!! I took this on as a real challenge for me, you know I am a digi colourer and it's my first love.

I have Reeves Water Colour Pencils and not many of them, at least there are a few colours to choose from. Off I went paintbrush in hand and painted the colour from the pencil to the image, spreading it out with a wetter brush. I admit it's not good, but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. I decided on a different colour choice for me. I added 3D gloss to the bubbles and her eyes. added a piece of matching card embossed with a bubble embossing folder, punched out a border, used my brand new die which was a freebie with a magazine, it's been layered twice, it was the only way I could get it out of the die, and both layers came out together. I even layered cling film to remove the card out of the die, I wasted a few pieces of card until I tried the 2 pieces together. I would NOT be beaten LOL.

Scruffy Little Cat "Bubbles" embossing folder
Martha Stuart punch
Magazine birthday freebie die.

I'm entering the blog challenge of Art by Miran and Facebook challenge, Anything Goes

Friday, 12 June 2015


Hi Everyone, My computer is about to die!

I am letting you know I may or may not be posting for a while, only my scheduled posts will go ahead, I have trouble starting my 'puter and my son has been starting it in "Safe Mode" to get it going for me, looks like I will HAVE to have a new one.  UGH! I could do without the expense, but what would I do without it? There are a couple of progressive challenges I would like to carry on with so will try and post them, otherwise I will "see" you when I can.

Anyhow, I will be spasmodic in posts and comments, as I am spending HOURS and HOURS backing up, changing me emails subscriptions, (as I didn't have an on line email address).  My son has found one he would like me to have, but!!!! it costs a bit more than I would have liked. We'll see if they can bring it down somewhat. I never thought I would say it, but I am getting sick of sitting in front of this screen and me a 'puter lover! Just hope I can get it started tomorrow and at least until I get all my work done first. Keep your fingers crossed

Have a GREAT weekend

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Ladybird / Ladybug

Hi Everyone, my second DT post for Deedee's Digis today, Deedee is sponsoring a challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and we had this great sketch to work with. I have been waiting to use this wonderful Ladybird (as we call her in the UK) image, it is the cutest isn't it? I used the outline image and coloured her to match the DP's I decided to use. I also used this kit Here who would have guessed they are from the same kit?
After watching a few TV craft shows about dies and them saying to look how else they could be used. I decided to take a "border" die and cut it up. I used one of the patterns in each corner and used 3 patterns to link them. I am pleased with the effect around the card and will now look at the other dies I have and, NOT used - hang head in shame! to see what else I can come up with. Keep a look out LOL.

The sketch was copied into Photoshop and I laid out my DP's as per the sketch. I added a double copy of the flower that the Ladybird holds, enlarging it slightly to add to the corner as per the sketch. I found a Ladybird "button" in my files and copied it 3 times, and some Ladybird scatters and added them to the main image. After printing it all, I cut them out and layered on top of the die cut edge with some ribbon from my stash. Added Stickles and 3D gloss.

Ladybug Deedee's Digis
Sketch 2-57 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
DP's Karen Lewis "Hello Sunshine" freebie kit
Ladybug brad by Snickerdoodles Designs "Fly Away Home" kit, add on.
Ladybug line by Kristin Aagard "Buggin Out" kit.
Die Spellbinders "Morrocan Accents"
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder Use Die cuts  Anything Goes