Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Coloured Digi's on cups

Kind of a make from me today.............the kids are on Easter Holidays so I haven't got much time to craft but I did manage to make a start on two more teacher gifts for the kids.

They'll eventually be cups in a box using the arty farty Rosylee template.  I haven't made one of these for years but I think they are a little bit different than a normal thank you teacher card.  I've used images from my favourite digi artist artbymiran :)

The left is for my youngest Daughter's teacher and shows Shaylee, find her here.  The right is for my Son's teacher and shows Lunar Deity, find her here.  They both have a poem on the other side

I've coloured them using Spectrum Noir markers and will add the list along with the finished project

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

Friday, 18 April 2014

GDT card

This is my GDT card for artbymiran blog challenge #4 - Anything Goes.  I'm very excited as it's my first GDT spot and I adore the images drawn by Mi Ran

Back to the card..........

I've killed 2 birds with one stone and made a much needed thank you card for my Son to give to his Teachers as he is leaving Primary school this year and moving on to high school (aarrrrrrrgghhhhh)

For this card I've used Pondering Pamela coloured with spectrum noir markers and kept the card quite simple to bring out the image more.  I hadn't coloured her before and I wanted to give her a Vintage feel so I've used dark colours throughout:

Colour list

skin - TN1,2,3
hair - EB4,5, TN3,5,7, EB2
Dress - BG5,7, EB4,6, TN6
Window/background - BG7, GB8, EB1,2


Susan's Garden - Sunflower
Xcut - Alphabet Die
Memorey Box - Fairytale flower border
Crafts Too - Delicate Daisy


Forever in Time - Perfect Prints
Kraft card stock
Card and other embellishments from my own stock

I've used Susan's Garden Sunflower as the main flowers on the card.  I thought that the dark brown centre already had a Vintage colour and the washed out yellow colour of the faded petals would become a lovely cream.  I didn't use the 'proper' quilling technique for the flowers, I used an embossing tool and my ironing board of all things to give the flowers their shape lol but I still like the results :)

As some of you know I generally make my own templates for my cards and this was no exception.  I get my basic image size and literally fold a piece of A4 paper into shape until I'm happy with the size and style of the card.  So that's how this card turned into an easel card with a front step

Please come and join us for your chance to win some amazing images from Mi Ran Jung on artbymiran blog challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by :) xx

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

Bearly mine april challenge - spring
All dressed up challenge #13 - spring
Crafter's café challenge 59 - CAS
Nutcrafters challenge #66 - go girly
OLLCB challenge #154 - easter/spring
suzy bee's bloomin' challenge #24 - anything goes
scribble and scrap challenge #16 - anything goes
2 cute ink challenge #104 - celebration

Monday, 14 April 2014

Teacher thank you

Today's card is a thank you card for my eldest Daughter's teacher.  She's a fab teacher who my Daughter adores

I've used the gorgeous Blossom Breeze from artbymiran.  Find her here

I've use plain white card, with Kraft card for the main card.  I've had the kraft card for months and love seeing the effect it gives on other peoples cards so I gave it a go.  I've coloured the image with Spectrum Noir markers and used very muted pastel colours on the rest of the card to bring the image out more

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

artbymiran april challenge spring
artbymiran challenge #3 anything goes
susy bee's bloomin challenge #24 anything goes
scribble and scrap challenge #16 anything goes
crafting when we can challenge #67 ribbon/twine/washi
the corrosive challenge blog, challenge #197 pretty pastels
ooh la la creations blog challenge #154 spring

Thanks for stopping by xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Another birthday card from me today for my Niece who is 14 in June.  I've used an image from artbymiran called Tulipa.  Find her here

I coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers (I'll have to add the colour list as I go because I can't remember all of them lol)

Tulips - DR7, DR5, CR11, CR4
Hair - BG7, GB10, 9, 7, 4, EB2

Cheery Lynn
Marrianne Designs

Flowers and other embellishments from my stash

The card was made following a tutorial out of the latest Crafter's Inspiration magazine from Rachel Anne Miller.  It's a slider card that conceals a money wallet.  I always give money now my Niece is older :) and wanted to incorporate that into her card.

A bit of a close up on Tulipa

Another of Tulipa, she is a stunning girl

I added an easel on the back of the card (each side) so that it will stand independently

This shot shows the card closed and ready to be boxed up :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artbymiran April challenge  - Spring
artbymiran blog challenge #3 - anything goes
suzy bee's bloomin' blog challenge #23 - anything goes
challenges4everybody challenge #40 - anything goes
sister act challenge #51 - anything goes
simon says stamp blog challenge - happy birthday
Bearly Mine April challenge - spring
nutcrafters challenge #65 - tots or teens

Thanks for stopping by, all comments welcomed :) xx

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Foldable box card

Today's make is another foldable box card, this time for my other Daughter's friend who will be 10 on Friday.  My Daughter wanted me to make the same kind of card for her friend in turquoise as it's her friend's fave colour :)

I've used an image from All Dressed UP called Abi Ballerina, find it here and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir markers

Such a sweet little image.  Colour list:
Dress/headband:  BT3,4,6,9
Hair: GB2,10

Skin: FS3,4, TN2
Tights/shoes: PP1,2


Joy Crafts
Marianne Designs
Cheery Lynn
Tattered Lace

I've used Crafters Companion Darks - Centura Pearl A4 card for the matting and dies, to bring out the turquoise colours

And I still need a better camera, I can't get a decent pic


Other side :)

A bit of a close-up

And another :)

The card flattened so that it can fit into an envelope or box

I love making these little boxes they are so quick and easy and look really cute.

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

All Dressed Up challenge #12 - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Happy Birthday/ Birthday Celebration Creations
Spectrum Noir April challenge - Anything Goes
Stampavie and more challenge #208 - Girly
Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog #12 - Monochrome

Thanks for stopping by xx