Friday, July 29, 2011

Congratulations . . .

to Linda (one of the wonderful mums at my children's school) on the birth of her beautiful daughter Chloe. Little Chloe was 3 weeks early so she's still in hospital, but Linda is home so I thought I should get my act together and make her and her family a card so its all ready for when I next see her.
My cards are usually pretty simple as anything
more than simple I sometimes struggle with so I do what I can do with ease lol. For Chloe's card I coloured in a baby magnolia image with R81 and R83 I wasnt after a really darkish hot pink but more lighter so thats why I chose just 2 markers to use. I would usually have used R85 in that combination aswell (as those 3 would have to be my fav colour grouping), but felt 2 was more of what I wanted to achieve. I also used W1 to colour in the frills on her suit and her wings. I then used my clear spica pen (I LOVE those pens lol) to go over the frills on her suit.

For the papers I used Kaisercraft's recent release "Lullaby" One of the pages in this collection has got colour blocks and A5 sized pieces already done so all you ne
ed to do is cut them out - Thats what I used for this card lol I know its cheating but at 1 in the morning I didnt really care too much lol. I used some of Kaisers paper bloom flowers and sprayed them with my "Vanilla Smooch Spritz" (Brought through Kaszazz) which
just gives them a nice subtle shimmery effect. Stuck them down with the awesome glossy accents and then got out my rubons for the sentiment and the love heart.

Im still trying to work out the best way to do these posts as in when I add the pics to get the best layout lol. Anyway I'll get there. Such a miserable raining morning here in Geelong today - Iam supposed to be going to watch a game of AFL later on this arvo but at this stage I think I'd much rather stay at home in front of my fire even if it does mean doing housework :)
Hope you have a great day where ever you are, Until next time

Happy crafting adventures -xx-

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Finally ive finished . . .

my first christmas card for the year lol. I started colouring this cute magnolia reindeer image on friday night while at a friend's house and have only now been able to sit down and put it all together. I masked Tilda onto the log as I thought she'd look super cute sitting on a log. Unfortunatley she's not the colour red id been meaning to achieve that will teach me for not paying attention to which red I started with so thus its more burgundy than red lol, but nonetheless im still pretty happy with it.
Unfortunately I dont get much time to sit and colour so slowly by slowly im trying to perfect my shading and blending. Anyway enough waffling below is my card - Simple I know but youve gotta start somwhere I say lol

Thursday, July 21, 2011

First ever blog entry . . .

Hello fellow crafters,

Well I have finally managed to work out (I think) how this whole blog thing works lol. I have been meaning for many months now to get a blog up and going so that I can enter all the wonderful blog hop competitions and card challenges that are out there. With my 3 kids heading off to their Dad's early this weekend I thought when is a better time to sit down and get started with my blogging.

Hopefully I'll be back later on with a project to show you all ;)

But for now,

Happy crafting -xx-