Wednesday 26 February 2014

Love heart girl


How are we all this morning? I thought I would pop by and upload my project for today before things get a bit hectic making up some of the lush stuff in my demo kit. I am really looking forward to a day getting inky and colour-y (is that a word? No? Well, it should be me thinks.. lol)

Onto this card, and this is the finished section of the one I showed yesterday. The girl is the added extra. I was playing around with my pens, pencils and a few stamps that I found in my room when I moved the other week. She is a Greeting Farm stamp (love these!) and has never been inked up. I know! Shock! 

I inked her up with Momento Desert Sand ink and then used my pens and pencils to add shading.  It's sorta the 'no lines' stamping, but you can still see the basic outline here. 

Here's the card in full. You can see with this one, I've just plonked her at the side of the card so that you can still see the beautiful die finish and the wording. 

To finish, I added some glitter glue around the edges just to add a bit of sparkle. 

I hope you like today's card... I enjoyed getting my pens and pencils back out to get some colouring in done... and now I'm off to do a little more up in the Hovel... 

Until later.... Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Here's lookin' at you, Kid.....

LOL..... the post just had to be called that didn't it?! 

How've we all been? Things here at Austin Towers has been a bit bonkers. The craft room has now more or less moved into another room (albeit, there's another box of  stuff to squeeze in somewhere!) and the other room has started to get dissected! The wall has come down, making it a through kitchen/diner and things are slowly getting put where they need to be. It all takes time, and the last few days I haven't had the willpower to get it finished. All in good time. 

I have had a bit of fun making a few little crochet bits though. And here's my latest little addition. I keep joking with the hubby that it's another toy for Holly's toy box.. and it may well be! That's another thing - to stop the wooflet from pinching shoes from the rack to carry and greet you, we are getting her a little toy box of her own.. so little owlet may go in there... or he may go in my craft room. We'll see! 

So. Here's Owlet. He hasn't really got a name. All ideas welcome!! We do have various things that have names. Truly has her little Tickleberry (a stuffed tick toy!) and she's also had Giraffity (guess what that was?!) and Fleabea... (yep. You guessed that too!) So... owlet? What do you think?!

Isn't he just the cutest little guy? Here are a few close ups of his details.. BIG orange eyes.. some toy eyes that I found in a little bag on my shelves. Thought they looked just the job, so plopped 'em on.

And his feeties.... oh I sooooo loved making his feeties!!! They looked so cute!

And of course he had to have a little friend.. and this was the one I did first - the little Bunjy Bunny. I'm not too happy with how this one turned out, so I may try this pattern again. But my post-it notes have gone into over drive, sticking into pages of books and magasines that I want to get doing next! 

I think my Bunjy also needs more details on her face, so this is going to have to be on my next attempt me thinks. For now, she will suffice.... as a toy in a wooflet toy box, she'll be fine and dandy!

Well... I hope you all enjoyed today's little 'different' type of post... I have certainly enjoyed having a bit of time out from the papercraft to dabble in other things.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday 14 February 2014

All my love hearts

There's something rather lovely about hearts, red roses and valentines that makes you go all mushy isn't there... and this year, I managed to combine all three of those things to create a couple of little cards for this special day. I didn't give the blue one to anyone, as I was just playing about with the Tonic dies really, but the red one was handed over to the Hubby. First Valentines card for a few years lol. 

I opted to keep the layout of the cards quite simple really, just choosing my colours and using white as my layers in between. I think they're really eye catching. 

This is the close up of the red card I did, and you can see all the beautiful detail in the Tonic die cut. Just amazing! I have a little collection of these beauties after spending time working with them the other week over at Manchester, and I just love them. I love the way they all link together, and work with one another. I love the way they cut, and the way the designs are simply delightful. 

Here are the two cards I made, and you can see just by changing the colours and adding depth and layer to the cards how you can make them pop. The blue one has a little addition to it that i added the other day, so I will show you that tomorrow. 

But here you can see the whole card. This is the same layout that I have used for both, same dies, different colours. 

Tomorrow I have the pleasure of working with my long awaited Docrafts kit.... and it is beautiful. I took it all out of the box, put it all back in and sat and admired it. I know that isn't what you are supposed to do with the items, but they're just toooooo nice to use!!

I have some stamping and colouring to do tomorrow, and then its on to the other bits of the kits to put them all together. i hope you check back on my progress later in the week... it would be lovely to have you pop by. 

Until then.... Happy Crafting!


Beautiful blossoms...

Well... just as promised, here is the card. Doesn't she look lovely? I really love this image and I can't quite understand what took me so long to ink her up. 

She was coloured with alcohol pens (variety of different ones) and then extra shading was added with Pitt Pastels. Love those little pencils, I can tell you! Thank you Jak... me thinks it's a new obsession. lol. 

The little borders at the top and bottom were cut from a Marianne Die, and then shaded up with a little bit of Gilding Wax. 

The flowers were die cut and shaped too. A little wax was used on those too, just to add a little colour. 

I hope you like today's card... I've kept it fairly simple. In fact, I was unsure whether to put the flowers on or not, but decided I would. However, it meant leaving the greeting off, but hey... I like it just how it is. 

Whatever you're upto today, I hope you find time to craft too... 
Until later xxxx

Thursday 13 February 2014

Hope you didn't hold your breath??

Morning folks.

I know, I know, I know... I promise to write more often, but it was one promise that went awry!

I have had a bit of a busy time since Christmas, but am now looking at a few weeks off work which will let me finally finish sorting out my craft room and get some crafting in FOR ME!

You know how things get. You look in your diary and it looks a bit empty for February, then something pops up and you get offered something to do. That's what happened last week with Tonic. I was asked if I could cover for Jodie at a show in Manchester and after a nano-second thinking about it, of course I said YES!

I love Tonic products and I love die cutting. So it was really a win-win situation for me. I met lots of lovely crafters and some familiar faces too. I even managed to buy a few things for my new room. And a new bag. My bag is pretty awesome and has lovely owls on it!

Anyway.. enough of my coming's and goings.. and here's a little card for you.

The image that I've used is a digi I have on file from a long time ago. In fact, the image was coloured a long time ago using prisma pencils. She kept popping up on my desk when I was sorting out my room, and finally thought to myself she ought to be put on a card!

I have used the lovely Tonic border punch at the top and bottom and used the offcut from the punch to create another flat layer on top. I added some pearly dots and glitter too. Go me, eh?!

I also coloured this one in too....

She's a Penny Black image and one that's been in my Stamp Collection for a while (uninked like alot of others!)

Isn't she just lovely? She was coloured with alcohol markers (a variety of different ones!) and a new aquisition to my crafting stash - some Pitt Pastels. Thanks to Jak, who convinced me I needed them... and yes, I love them lots!

She will be put onto a card later when I've had another cuppa and done the wooflets breakfast. I WILL try to get back later to show you the finished result.

Right... must make a move... whatever you're doing today, do it with fun.

Happy Crafting!!
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