Saturday, 30 November 2013

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!!!!!

Hi! welcome to my new blog post!!!!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend... at our home, we are all down with a cold/flu (I never know the difference!). Husband in bed; Alaia is the healthiest of all of us, still dancing around... and I'm just lazing around the house, doing bits and bobs, a bit of card-making, playing with Alaia... but wishing to be in bed all snuggled up!

I'm still trying to finish my Christmas cards... running late as usual!

When I saw this digital stamp featured in the Digital Pencil blog I had to get it!!! It's so darn cute! I love the Big Santa riding that tiny train... genius! You can get it from the Mo's Digital Pencil shop.

Here is the card.....

I used the sketch #85 from Papertake Weekly, by Dawny P.

I rotated the sketch 45 degrees. I hope you like my take on it!!!

I went for traditional colours this time. Red, Green and Gold as a main feature. All the papers I've used are freebies from card-making magazines. 

I really enjoyed colouring this image, but this was my second attempt! I coloured it first, and added glitter... I wasn't happy with the outcome! so I ditched it...
 I used my Promarkers as usual!
I'm still trying to get colouring reds right, I only have one shadow of red at the moment, so I used the colour Shale for Santa's suit shadows, together with Poppy. For the white fur I used Warm Grey 1 and the blender pen. I like how it turned up. 
For the beard I used Icicle.
For the Face: Vanilla, almond, blossom (for the cheeks and the nose!). 
For Santa's boots I used Shale, Warm Grey 1 and Icicle together with the blender pen.

For the bell: Tulip Yellow and Mustard plus blender pen. 

and finally the train... Apple, China Blue, Powder blue, sandstone, warm grey 1, tulip yellow  and mustard. 

To embellish the card I used a red felt heart, and a bit of string to tie the golden jingle bell up. 
I added a bit more of gold colour with the golden brads, and I used green and red buttons with mini stars on top of them...
All of the above are from local shops. The red heart I've had forever in my stash... 
I also used the Tim Holtz torn notebook die for the spotty paper underneath the image. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles #64 - Inspired by a movie (The Polar Express by Tom Hanks)

I really hope you like this card. If you do, please feel free to leave a comment. I love reading all the comments, they make me happy!!!!
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Thanks so much and until next time! Happy crafting!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Clean and Simple challenge!

Hi! welcome to my blog!

As you may have already read on my last post, we went to Dublin for a little break last week. It was actually a work trip for my husband. Having a meeting in Dublin on a Thursday meant we could join him and extend the trip to the whole weekend!

Dublin was amazing! we visited Temple bar (the whole area was so full of character and culture!), Trinity College (we couldn't get into the Library as it was a bit late, but it was really nice just walking around it), Dublin Castle, The Guinness Storehouse (a whole building just about Guinness!). The last day we just walked around the city centre, mainly Grafton Street. we had lunch at Bewleys Cafe (one of the oldest cafes in Dublin, a massive place and so busy!). We really enjoyed our weekend. I also met great people like my husband's work colleagues. I made this card for one of them, the manager at the Premier Inn Dublin Airport, and the whole team. They gave us such a warm welcome and took care of us with anything we needed.

And what a challenge I set myself with this card, CAS (clean and simple), really??? when making cards, I love lots of embellishments, flowers, different papers... etc. I really had to stop myself and stay simple. This is the best I could do!!!! I tried to compensate all the whiteness with a pop of colour in the cupcakes and flowery paper...

I decided to use cupcakes on this card, as the card is for a bunch of people and we all like cupcakes, don't we?  I've had these clear stamps for such a long time, one of the first ones I ever got, I think they came with a card-making magazine. 

They were 3 different stamps. I used the masking technique (another new thing for me, not sure why I've never done it before?), to make the cupcake tower. 

I coloured the cupcakes with my Promarkers and used some of Anita's 3-D gloss on the cupcake toppings. 

I embossed white card stock with the Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, die cut a scallop circle and put some flowery scrap paper underneath. 

I printed the greeting on the computer (I really love this font, it's called 1942 report). 
and finally, I added a blue button and some paper string. 

That's all!!!! CLEAN AND SIMPLE!!! I really hope it's CAS enough!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I really hope you like this card. If you do, please leave a comment below... 
and don't forget to follow me if you don't want to miss any more of my cards!

Thanks and until next time!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Little hands and little feet, a baby girl card!

Hello and welcome back!

One week since my last post, It seems ages!!!! Dublin was amazing, it's such a beautiful city! full of life and culture at every corner.... It was a nice break!!! but I'm already back to reality... and so busy! making cards, family time, house duties... and I haven't started with my Christmas shopping!!! I know of some people who have already finished all their Christmas preparations, presents wrapped and everything! I will hopefully get on with it this week...

I 've got a beautiful card for you today... I was asked to make this card, and I couldn't wait to use my new frame die-cut from Go Kreate.  It makes such a nice card shape. It's a bit smaller than the 6x6 cards I'm used to make, but it's still a very good size.  

I also got this new digi stamp by Wee Stamps for this card... I've got a few baby stamps, but as I'm making quite a lot of baby cards, I wanted a new one, and this one is so cute. It's called "Wee One". 

The papers I've used are from the Princess Fairytale collection by Dovecraft (the pink with white stars paper) and the rest of papers are from the Little Bo Peep paper pad by Crate Paper.

I coloured the little cutie with my Promarkers.

I tried a new style to colour the wee one's hair, I used my new thin tips for the Promarkers. They are great!
For hair I used: Shale, Raw Sienna, and Sandstone,
For the face: Vanilla, almond, Satin and Blossom.
I used Lavender for the little bird.
For the pram: Warm grey 1, blossom, pink carnation and pink mittens. Antique pink for the little dots.

I used some glitter for the ruffles in the pram, to give it a bit of sparkle!

Behind the papers I die cut a Doily from my Sizzix Doily die-cut, and embossed it with the dots embossing folder. I used the inverted side of the embossing, for a change!

The flowers, the pink pearl brad,the pearls and the lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used some glitter glue to make them shine!

The buttons and bow are from local shops and I've had them forever in my stash!!!!

I've decorated the inside with the same paper and die cut from Sizzix (scallop circle)for the greeting.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Oldie but a Goodie - Ribbon and/or Lace
613 Avenue Create #47 - Anything goes with twist create your own challenge
Love to Create #93 - 3 of your favourite embellishments (lace, pearls and flowers)

Thanks you very much for taking time to read my post. If you like this card, please leave a comment, I read them all and they make my day! all feedback is welcome!

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Thanks and until next time!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Cute Magnolia Christmas Card


The big freeze has arrived to the UK!!!!! (at least to the Scottish Highlands). It's freezing! This morning we saw the first snow of the season... it didn't last long though, by lunchtime it had almost all gone! If the weather man is not wrong, more snow is on the way! I just hope it doesn't snow so much overnight as we are flying to Dublin tomorrow!!!! So I will be a few days away from my cards and my blog (sniff).

Tonight I have another Christmas card for you! I don't know why, but I prefer to make Christmas cards in non-traditional colours... (I'll challenge myself to make a green and red card Christmas card soon!!!). 

This time I've used a rubber stamp by Magnolia called "Tilda with Dalecarlia coat". This is the first Tilda I got. I don't have a lot of Magnolia stamps (just three), but I'm slowly trying to buy more.... 

For this card I used the sketch provided for the Love to Create challenge this week.

It is a really fun sketch, and I gave a bit of my personality to it....

I used 3 different papers for this card, all of them freebies from a card-making magazine but from two different packs... (the Ultimate Christmas paper pack and the 'Tis the season Paper Collection).

I coloured the lovely Tilda with  my Promarkers. 
For the hair: raw sienna, sandstone and buttermilk.
For the face: coral, almond and Ivory.
For the clothes: lilac, lavender, duck egg, mint green, cornflower and blender pen.
For the boots: raw sienna and buttermilk.

Last week I treated myself to 2 new packs of Promarkers!!! one with skin colours and the other one with browns.... I'm trying to build my collection up, so many to have!!!! 

The doily border is a Sizzix die. The snowflake and tag dies are from Joycrafts.

The turquoise dots ribbon is from Dovecraft.

The rhinestones, felt flowers and silver thread are from local shops.

I created the sentiment on my computer.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Created with Love #67 - Anything goes Papercraft
Clear it Out challenge - Theme: Anything goes; Stash: put a snowflake on card
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas

If you like this card, I would love if you leave a comment. I appreciate each and every comment and feedback I can get...
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So that's me now for the rest of the week!!!! Although I'm taking the card-making bug with me and see myself looking for Craft shops in Dublin!!!!!

Thank you so much for taking a look and until next time!!!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

A Vintage Handbag card!

Hi y'all!

I hope you've had a nice weekend and are ready and full of energy for the week ahead!

We've just arrived from the Christmas Lights Switch On here in Inverness... it was so nice! Alaia really enjoyed it, Santa made an appearance (plus Mickey Mouse, Tigger and Minions???) and there were Christmas Carols sang by local children from different music and dance schools in the area. The best was seeing Alaia's face, all excited and full of smiles... Amazing!!!!

Today I'm bringing you two of my favourite things... card-making and handbags!!!!
It's a shaped card. As I don't have any shaped dies I made it myself, drew it and cut it with scissors.

 I tried to give it a Vintage look, using the colours brown and cream, and the beautiful stamps of the Postcard  and mannequin.
The image is a digital stamp from Digi Darla called "Girls Night Out". 
I coloured the image with my Promarkers: Vanilla, sandstone, buttermilk, raw sienna and the blender pen;
 and covered her skirt with chunky gold glitter.

The papers are from my K&Company paper pad and from the First Editions Dessert Bloom pad. 

I created the sentiment myself (the quote is from Coco Chanel), and created the tag with my new tag die from Joy Crafts.

The flowers and pearl are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I cut the leaves with my Marianne Creatables die.
The buttons and gold bow are from local shops.

It is also decorated on the inside with the same brown paper and a scallop circle die cut for the greeting.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

If you like this card, please leave a comment. I really appreciate your comments and feedback.
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Thank you and until next time!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

An essay: Shabby Chic or Messy??? a pink and white LOTV card

Hello, welcome to my new post!

I hope you've all had a great week. Here, at the Diaz-Kaleem household we are counting the days to our trip to Dublin... We've never been in Ireland (I don't know why, after 12 years in the UK, I've never gone to visit our neighbours....). But as my husband is going to Dublin for a meeting, we've decided to make a family trip out of it and we are spending 4 nights there. 4 days left and counting down!!!!

Today I've got for you a Shabby Chic style card.... I really love the Shabby Chic style, I guess I have a messy mind, and I like the over-embellished, messy look of this type of cards... I'm not sure if I've got it quite right though. I look at other people's Shabby Chic cards and I usually go speechless... the amount of beautiful details, distressed papers, inked borders... etc. you know how it rolls! when I look at mine, I just think that it looks messy, that it looks like it's just not finished, not properly done!!! (after I have put so much work and effort into it).

For this card I used a rubber stamp from Lili of the Valley called "Rosie with cake".

The papers I've used for this card are from the Love Letters paper pad by First Edition papers.
The pink paper with white stripes is a bit scrap I had, sorry I don't know where it came from... (I'm trying to use up my scrap paper).

I have hand-stitched all around the borders of background papers and image with white thread.

As always, I've coloured the image with Promarkers. 
for the hair: Sandstone and buttermilk,
for face and skin: vanilla and sandstone
for the clothes: lilac, lavender, pink carnation, blossom and blender pen.
for the cake: pink carnation, buttermilk and lavender.
for the star in headband I've used tulip yellow.

I created the sentiment (the quote is taken from the internet, I really love it and I think it goes perfect with the image). 

I decided to put the sentiment on the tag and hide the tag under the image as I didn't think I had any space left for it but I really want it to have it. 

I punched the butterflies and added Anita's 3-D gloss on them. Then I dabbed white acrylic paint over the butterflies, the greeting the sentiment tag and pink flower.

Under the lace there is a floral border punched from white card stock. 
I distressed all the edges with a blade and I also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen for all the white card stock, to give it that Shabby chic look.

The floral corner die-cut and the swirl die-cuts are from Marianne Createables.
The flowers and metallic pearl brads are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The pearls and lace are from local shops.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenges #248 - Dies and Punches
The Crafters Cafe challenge #37  - Embellish like a crazy person
Crafting for all seasons -  Stitching (real or faux)
Penny's challenge #153 - Add a sentiment (2 sentiments: Happy Birthday and the one on tag under image)
Scribble and Scrap #5 - Anything goes
Sweet Stamping challenge - use tags (tag with sentiments hides under the image)
Challenges 4 everybody #33 - Anything goes
Fab n Funky #193 - Anything goes
Crafty Girls challenges #6 - Anything goes

Please leave a comment if you like this card. I really appreciate every single of you who take your time to comment on my cards.
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Thank you and until next time!!!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Oh Baby!!!!!

Hello again!

first of all, I'd like to thank all of you who have started following my blog. This means so much to me, knowing that there is someone "out there", who wants to read my blogs and look at my cards... I really appreciate all of you and it makes me so happy! 

On another note.... everyone around me is having babies!!!! friends and family members expecting or having newborns... so cute! 
My little baby (well, she's 4 and a half, but still my baby.... ) is following mummy's steps and loves drawing and colouring. So don't forget to check-out her Little Corner (Alaia's little corner) to see her fantastic art!!!!!

So a new baby card for you today.

I've used this image called "Baby and Bunny" by Mo Manning. 

I used a sketch from the Incy Wincy Challenge this week. I really hope you like my interpretation of it.

The papers I've used are: the white paper with a baby in a Moses basket is from the Little Boy Blue paper pad from Crate Paper. The stripes paper it was a big scrap I had left, not sure where it came from, sorry...

I coloured the image with my Promarkers.
For the baby I used: Sandstone, Buttermilk, Vanilla, Blossom and blender pen.
For the cushion:  cornflower, powder blue and blender pen.
For the little bunny I used: lavender and blender pen.

I found it quite difficult to colour, as there is so much skin! and hair! they are not my "forte".
but I guess practice will make my colouring better....

I used my Martha Stewart flower border  and corner punch for the border on the left side and behind the white paper. 

I inked all the edges of the papers and borders with blue ink.

And I used little colour beads for the baby's name.

The ribbon, lace and buttons are from local shops.

The flowers I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used a Marianne Createables die for the leaves.
 And this is the inside view.... I used the same stripy paper as a background and I made a writing mat with the Martha Stewart border and corner punch.
I made the cute little pram using the dots embossing folder, the circle scallop die, the flower punch and some buttons.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cutie Pie challenge #57 - Little Cuties
Incy Wincy Designs - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Blues
Pile it on #45 - Show us your tools
Scribble and Scrap #5 - Anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Crafty Creation Challenges #248 - Dies and Punches
Crafty Girlz #6 - Anything goes

If you like this card, please leave a comment. I really love reading all your beautiful comments, what else to cheer a girl up!
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Thank you so much for taking a look. Lots of love!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas....

Hello and welcome to my blog!

42 days left until Christmas! Where has the year gone????

So I've got for you.... another Christmas card!!!! This time is girlie, in purples and pinks.

I used a digital Wee Stamp that I got a few weeks ago, she looks so warm and cosy with her scarf and ear warmers! The sentiment is my own, I'm starting to make my own sentiments and playing around with different fonts. The sentiment is based on one of my favourite Christmas songs, "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" sang by Judy Garland and a lot of people since then.

The papers I've used this time are from the "Somebunny to Love" paper pad (snowy purple); the Love Letters by First Edition (stripes paper) and from scrap. 

I used a few of my tools to embellish  the card: the Marianne Creatables frame die cut behind the image; the Joy crafts Snowflake die cut and I used the Sizzix framelits scallop circle for the image.

I used my Promarkes to colour the sweet image:

For the hair: Sandstone, Buttermilk and blender pen.
For the face: Sandstone, Vanilla and Blossom
For the clothes: Amethyst, Lilac, Orchid, Maroon, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Apple and Leaf Green.
For the holly: Moss, Pear Green, Antique Pink and Poppy.

And it wouldn't be a Christmas card without glitter! I used glitter glue for the snow, the fairy wings, the ear warmers and I put a bit on the big purple rose. 

The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, the purple glitter ribbon is by Dovecraft Tea Party collection, the rhinestones, brads and lace are from local shops.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Sweet Stamping - Christmas is coming
Creative Corner Challenge - Sing, sing a song...
A Gem of a challenge #105 - Gems. gems. gems
CHNC #150 - Outdoors
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations challenges #65 - Anything goes
Pile it on #45 - Show us your tools (i used various dies - see above-)
Scribble and Scrap #15 - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Warm and Cozy 
C... is for challenge #10 - Winter is coming
Through the purple Haze - Winter Scene with optional animals or people
Creative Creations #23 - Sparkle and Shine
LEJ designs #79 - Seasons Greetings
Magno-licious Tuesday Challenge blog - Winter themed
Polkadoodles digi choosday wk 4 - Celebrations
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge extra - November

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Thank you very much for taking a look and until next time!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Fabulous Geek: A Thank You card

Hello!!!! Welcome back to my blog!

It's weekend! This weekend we've decided to have a "lazy" one.... we've been so busy lately that we really want to stay home. For me it will be spending  time with Alaia and Gul; and of course, making at least one card!. Alaia also loves making cards with mummy. She's a "mini-me"! We also love doing jigsaw puzzles together, she's really good at them and I'm happy that she plays and develops her brain at the same time... We'll try to do a bit of everything I guess!!!

So today I have a beautiful THANK YOU card to show you.

I've used an image by Saturated Canary called "Violet Vintage". Isn't she great? Saturated Canary had a discount on a few images the other day and of course, I couldn't resist to get my hands on a few of them! (so watch out, I will be making more cards using Saturated Canary images soon!)

I used this sketch by Maria Therese from Saturated Canary.
I hope I made it justice! 

The papers I've used are from the Material Girls Collection Pack by G.C.D. Studios (the XO paper at the back, it's very difficult to see in the picture, but it has a fabric-like  texture), and from my K&Company paper pad.
The Doily is from Trimcraft.
I've distressed all the edges of the card stock and papers with sandpaper and the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I used blue ink to distress the doily.

As usual, I used my Promarkers to colour the image.
For the hair I used Mustard, Buttermilk and Sandstone.
For the lips: Antique Pink and Dusky Rose.
For the face and body: Sandstone, vanilla and blender pen.
For the clothes, socks, boots and handbag I used: China Blue, Cornflower, Powder blue, tulip yellow, mustard, buttermilk and blender pen.

I used Anita's 3-D Gloss for the stars, Scrabble letter tiles and glasses.

The flowers and pearl brads are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The Twine, bead, rhinestone and feather are from local shop.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash #126 - Thanks
Scrap-Creations - Give Thanks
Sister Act #32 - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - The other occasions and reasons
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "T" for twine
Brown Sugar #67 - Anything goes
Stamp and Create - November: Feathers or Leaves
Party Time Tuesdays #145 - Thanksgiving / Thank you notes
Penny's Challenge  #152 - Lots of Layers

If you like this card, I'd love you to leave a comment. I really love reading all the lovely comments.
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Thank you very much for taking a look and until next time!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Glitter Explosion!!! A Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to my new blog post!

Christmas is getting closer!!! just one month left to put the Christmas tree up (I usually put it on the first or second week of December), with all the nice decorations I've been collecting over the past few years). I just love everything about Christmas...  Now that I live in the Highlands, I really want a white Christmas!!!! that would be a really nice bonus to all the excitement and fun! Alaia is looking forward to it as well. She has her little list for Santa (she knows she needs to be a good girl!), and we can't wait to write the letter to Santa together....

Going back to talking about crafts, I've treated myself to new a storage unit!!! yay! I haven't got a craft room, just the space under the stairs in my living room, and I need to be a bit clever about how I set up my craft area, so I got myself an 11-drawer multicolour tower from Hobbycraft and I love it! My main tools and embellishments are now more organised and handy! I would still like it to be a bit more organised, but well, I have to work with what I've got!

Today's card is one of my favourites so far....

To make this Christmas card I've used this great image, a digital stamp called "Winter Fairy Halla" by Mo Manning (Mo's Digital Pencil).

The papers I've used are from "Somebunny to love" paper pad, Christmas decorations paper pad by Usborne and some from my stash that I can't remember where they came from, sorry! 

I used sandpaper to distress the edges of all the card stock. 
 I have put glitter almost everywhere!!!! When I start with the glitter I can't stop! For the Fairy blow I used the Marianne Creatables Swirl die, which I covered in glitter. 
I punched glitter paper to use as falling snow. 
The other dies I used are the Sizzix Doily thinlits and Joycrafts snowflakes. 

The green rose is from Wild Orchid crafts. The white roses I've had them for a very long time, I don't remember where I got them from. And of course, I added some glitter to them!!! Sparkly flowers!

And my favourite thing... colouring! I used my Promarkers.
For the face and boy: sandstone, vanilla, blossom and blender pen.
For the hair: Eggnog, buttermilk, mustard and blender pen.
For the clothes and wings: Duck egg, mint green and blender pen. 
I added some glitter glue to the wings and pom-poms. 

Another close-up.....

The ribbon is from Do Crafts. The brad and rhinestones are from local shops. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 

Please leave a comment if you like this card, I really enjoy reading the comments, they give me so much encouragement! 

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Thank you so much for taking a look and until next time!

Monday, 4 November 2013

A Wee Fairy card and my chaotic last few days!!!


I hope you all had a great weekend!!!!

We went away for the weekend, to visit our family in Manchester. We had a great time, but Alaia got a bit of temperature the last two days, so she couldn't enjoy so much... Thanks to my sister-in-law, she offered to take care of her for a bit and we were able to meet some friends for lunch... After half an hour waiting for them in the restaurant, we found out we were sitting at  different restaurants, and they had also been waiting for us!!!! so we had to cross the whole city centre to meet! my fault, as it seems I can't read text messages properly....

We came back home late last night, and straight away I started to make a card! I've been so busy that I had to make this card very last minute, I worked until 2 am to have it ready today... to find out, when I gave the card and a little present with it, that my friend's birthday is not until next month!!!!!!!!!!  I think I'm losing my mind!!!!

So moving on to the card... I really hope she likes it, even when she received it one month in advance!

The card is mainly blue and black. I  used a rubber stamp by Wee Stamps.
The background paper is from the Black & Gold Paper Pack by Forever Friends.

I followed a sketch by Come and Get It challenges. I  flipped the design horizontally as I though it works better for the stamp I used. 

I coloured the little fairy with my Promarkers.  I really love how her hair turned out! I'm not very confident colouring hair yet, but I'm really happy with the outcome on this one.
For the hair I used: Azure, Powder Blue, Slate and blender pen.
For her face and skin: Sandstone, Vanilla, Blossom.
For the wings: Cornflower and Powder blue.

I paper-pieced the dress with a bit of scrap paper I had left.

I used pearls to embellish the wings and the corners of the embossed card stock.

I embossed the blue card stock to give the card some texture with the "In Bloom" embossing folder by Craft Concepts.
The small corners are die-cuts from a Sizzlits die.

The Ribbon, pearls, lace and buttons are from a local shop.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Come and get it - Time for a Sketch
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #101 - Black and Blue
Creative Corner Challenges - Can't Touch this (Texture)
Crafty Catz #205 - Paper Piecing
Brown Sugar #66 - Things with wings
Sister Act Challenge #31 - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #151 - Add Black or Bling
Incy Wincy - Ribbon, twine or fibres
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes

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Until next time and thank you for taking a look!!!!!

Friday, 1 November 2013

You Rock, Boy!!!


I hope you are all well, and had a fun day yesterday Trick or Treating!!!!!
Sadly we couldn't take Alaia Trick or Treating as we were travelling, I know she would have loved it!

Today I have for you a card for boys. I don't make a lot of cards for men/boys... I guess I'm more of a pink, pastel colours, with lots of embellishments and flowers kind of girl.... But I really enjoyed making this one! so I'm going to start making boy cards a lot more often. As I can't use flowers and girlie stuff, it makes me think a lot more about how to make the card look "cool". I've also realised that I haven't got so many papers that I can use for male cards, so I know what my next craft shopping spree is going to be about!  Do you find men/boy cards more difficult to make?

I used this great image called "Anime Rocker" by Kenny K. His images are great, his style is quite edgy (punk, goth, sexy... ). He also has a lot of characters made in the "anime" style, like the one I've used this time.

The papers I've used are from my K&Company paper pad. I bought it ages ago, it has over 300 paper sheets, lots of different designs. I forgot where I bought it from, but I remember it been really worth the money!  I decided to stick with autumnal colours like orange, green, yellow. It's the best time of the year to used them!

I really enjoyed colouring this image. As usual, with my Promarkers! I'm really trying to improve my colouring... but I guess, it will come with experience!!!!
For the face I used: Sandstone, Vanilla, Blossom and Coral.
For the hair: Slate, Orchid, Lavender and Blender Pen.
For the jeans (I tried to give the jeans a bit of a "wash-out" effect): Azure, China Blue, Cornflower.
For the T-Shirt: Peach, Spice, Coral, Moss, Leaf Green and the blender pen.
For the guitar: Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Winter Berry.
For the Shoes: Moss, Leaf Green, Spice, Peach, Coral and blender pen.

I used my new Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut the black card stock as a notebook paper and I punched some stars to embellish the empty corner at the top right.

I inked all the papers and card edges with black ink to define the borders a bit more.

The rest of the embellishments are quite simple. I used black rhinestones (it's OK to  use some "bling" in boy cards, right?), coloured brads, spiral paper clip and an arrow sticker... all from local shops.

The sentiments are my own. I used a Jonathan S. Harris font  called "Kids Play" to create them.

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Have a lovely weekend!!!! 
Until next time!

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