Thursday, 26 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 13

This is the inspiration picture over at Just Inspirational this week and our sponsors are StitchyBear

For this one I decided to be completely different and instead of going for the bright colours I went for black (from the background!) and white - with plenty of added sparkle to add some colour :D

I chose Fairy Moon for my image and printed onto white card - of course, my printer decided to have a tantrum so the image came out a very faded, washed out shade - so out came the black promarker which I used to colour the whole image (note to self: next time don't print on glossy card lol it doesn't colour as smoothly!) I then outlined the image with glitter glue, matted it onto a piece of black card, then embossed a piece of white card with my dots folder, and added more glitter to the embossing! Added a silver spotted ribbon and the flowers (from my stash - ribbon came from a market stall, flowers were from poundland), bit more glitter on the flowers and some holographic card candi and bingo! quick, simple but hopefully effective!!!!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Crazy Challenge - Vintage

This week's sponsor over at Crazy Challenge is The Stamping Boutique and the theme for this week is vintage. Well, there were some great images to work with, but despite absolutely loving the vintage look it's certainly not a strong point of mine, as I'm sure you can tell!!!

I chose First Dance for my image, coloured it with promarkers then added a layer of glossy accents - which seemed a good idea until it came to taking a picture and then I've struggled to get a decent pic without glare! The papers, flowers and ribbons are all from my stash!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 12

I can't believe its 12 weeks already since Just Inspirational began - it's flown by so quickly!! I have to say I'm really enjoying being on the DT, its certainly got the brain working again lol. This week's sponsor is the fab Ellephantastic and the picture below is the inspirational picture for this week - just how cute is that!!!

For my card I coloured my image with promarkers (for a change lol) The pink spotty paper is from Papermania, card and flowers from stash and sentiment is one I printed and mounted onto matching card

Don't forget to go over to Just Inspirational and check out what the other fab DT members creations, and remember there's still time to apply for the DT call here

Challenges for this week:
Alphabet Challenge - Y (You Choose)
My Time to Craft - Favourite Embellishments (Flowers and Ribbon)
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Ribbon

Monday, 16 January 2012

Crazy Challenge #102 - Tic Tac Toe

This week I have been fortunate enough to join the team over at Crazy Challenge. I'm really enjoying being part of a DT and being able to see everyone's fab creations.
The challenge this week is Tic Tac Toe - just choose a line in any direction - easy!!

For my 3 I chose the image from this week's sponsor Digi Doodle Shop, coloured with promarkers and went for ribbon/lace and gems/pearls.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
 Cards for Men - Boys and their toys
My Time to Craft - Favourite Embellishments (Ribbon)
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - The Colour Blue

Friday, 13 January 2012

Just Inspirational Wk 11 - and DT call

This week's sponsor is Floppy Latte Designs
and this is the beautiful inspiration picture, which I'm sure will have the creativity overflowing with all the pretty colours and imagery :D

After much deliberating I chose one of the 'floral frames' from Floppy Latte, coloured the image with promarkers and added a few die cut flowers (from a large mixed bag I bought from one of the pound shops) along with some ribbon and gems (also a pound shop special!) The pink flowery paper is from Papermania's 'Parkstone Pink' collection, butterfly toppers are Anita's Pearlescent Butterfly Toppers and peel off sentiment also 'Anita's' from the latest Docrafts goody bag - the perfect excuse to play with my new stash of goodies :D

Don't forget to pop over to Just Inspirational and take a look at what the rest of the talented DT have come up with, and also check out the DT call  

This week I'm going to enter the following challenges :-

Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'Y for You Choose'
Anything Goes Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
Bearly Mine - 'Anything Goes'
CES Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
Crafts and Me - 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Catz - 'Use Something New' (new papers, toppers, image)
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'Happy New Year' (use something new:- again papers, toppers, image)
Cupcake Craft - 'Something New' (new stash & image)
Do You Stack Up - 'Pink' (flowers, ribbon, paper - I can do pink!!)
I Brake for Challenges - 'Simple' (for me this is simple lol)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 10

This week's sponsors were Whoopsie Daisy Designs and the beautiful picture below was the inspirational picture.
I was spoilt for choice with the images kindly donated to us by the sponsors as I am a bit of a fairy fan, but haven't made a card with fairies in a while.
I coloured the image with promarkers and used Stickles and Kars glitter glues for the sparkle, the starry paper is from Papermania's Midnight Fantasy, holographic patterned card behind image is Kanban (I think, been in my stash a while lol) Ribbon, peel offs and flowers from my stash!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Just Inspirational Week 9

Hope everyone's had a great holiday season! It seems like forever since I've blogged lol but had a mad month with sorting Mum's funeral and christmas etc - its certainly good to be back to some kind of normality.
This week's sponsor on Just Inspirational Challenges is Limited Runs Digital Stamps. I used the picture chosen by Kelly to inspire my colour choices for the dragonfly image. It's not my usual card but I love how it's turned out, I really enjoyed making this and love the colour combo - definitely one I'll use again!
Papers, ribbons and embellishments are from my stash, images coloured with promarkers and of course stickles on the wings for that extra sparkle!!