Saturday, 21 November 2015

Allsorts week #338 At least 3 die cuts

That time of the week again everyone.
The theme at Allsorts this week has been chosen by the lovely Wendy.
To enter you need to use at least 3 diecuts
I accomplished this very easily thanks to my love of diecutting.
I have used dies by Tattered Lace, All Occassion and Spellbinders.
Sentiment is by Ingo Blu.
Background on the left has been created using Twilight Brilliance and the negative from the Swirl diecut.
You can't really see it in the photos but it is very effective :)
Ok now it's up to you.
I look forward to seeing what everyone creates.

Our sponsor is Sissix and they are giving this wonderful set of dies.
Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Faery Ink GDT Application

Here is my application for the current Faery Ink Guest Designer call.
Never thought my colouring was good enough but after joining a fabulous facebook group called Kit and Clowder I realized it's not as bad as I think it is.
Funny isn't it how we always think our own work is pants but others can love it.
I have now come to the conclusion that it can never hurt to try and at the end of the day I am doing what I love.
With that all said here goes....

My first project is an old favourite using Amber Heart Fae
You can find my card using her here
Even though she was only created a few months ago I can already see how far my colouring has come since joining Kit and Clowder last month.
My second project is one created specially for this GDT call.
I started with the intention of creating a card but was so please with how my coloured image turned out that I changed it to a wall hanging project to keep all for myself.
Yes I know, selfish, LOL
The image I have used is of course by Faery Ink and is called Gabbie Flutter Fae
I coloured her using Spectrum Noir Pencils and I love them.
Unfortunately the scrap of paper I had written the numbers on was thrown away by my (not so wonderful) hubster. The one day I leave my craft stuff on the table and he decides to tidy it up lol
Dies used are by Spellbinders and All Occasion Dies.
Lots of lace, pearls and glitter added. Finished off with a hand tied bow. plastic butterfly and flowers.
I even added glitter to the highlights in her hair.
Did I forget to mention I like glitter ? :)
Faery Inks images are so beautifully drawn and detailed it makes the job of colouring them so much fun.

Now for the hard part of this GDT call ROFL
  1. How did you find Faery Ink?  I have always been a stalker of Mandas and first discovered this lovely lady when she created pixels. Even then they were so beautiful. Thankfully Manda has always kept the FaeryInk domain so is always easy to find.
  2. What are your top 3 favorite Faery Ink images? Wow, now that is a hard choice as they are all amazing. I am going to have to go with my 3 current favourites which are Holiday Hair Gabbie, Holiday Tree Destiny, and Destiny Snow Faery. Why? I absolutely love Christmas and Faeries but on top of that I adore all the hair and decorations. The images are drawn so beautifully and I love the quality of the digi.
  3. How many projects have you made from Faery Ink images?  100's if you include pixels lol. Digi's though, 2 on my blog, 2 (at the moment) in facebook groups and 5 cards for my Mother and sisters. Many more to come :)
  4. What kind of projects do you like to make from Faery Ink images? (cards, art journals, boxes, candles, art for your personal use etc…) I primarily make cards and wall hangings but as I learn more I hope to expand my horizons.
  5. How many design teams are you currently on? One
  6. How many projects do you need to complete each month in order to satisfy your obligations to your other design teams? 4 , I like to work ahead of schedule just in case. I dread worrying about not getting a project done and will often have months of work ready to go.
  7. Would you be open to a long term spot on the team? Absolutely, I would be honoured.
  8. Is there any month between December 2015 and November 2016 that you will be unavailable to be a guest designer? Nope none at all.
  9. Are you familiar with the WordPress blogging platform? I used to be as I ran my own pixel site via wordpress. Not sure how much it has changed since then.
  10. How often do you post on Facebook? Too often LOL I don't post on my own page as much as I do on others though. I tend to post mostly in groups.
  11. Do you participate in groups on Facebook? Yes, every day.
  12. What other social media platforms are you active on? (Please provide links to your profile at each) Pinterest and Twitter (not as much personally)
  13. Is there anything you would like to add? Just thank you for the fabulous digis and for this amazing opportunity.
Challenges entered.....
Mod Squad - Lung cancer awareness Silver and Pearl - Ended
Crafty girls creations #8 - Anything goes - Ended
Really reasonable ribbon #129 - Anything with ribbon or trim - Ended
Crafty Catz #301 - Girls Only - Ends November 19th
Creative fingers #97 - Anything goes - Ends November 19th
Simply papercraft #17 - Anything goes - Ends November 19th
Left of center #104 - Sparkle - Ends November 20th
Suzi bee's bloomin challenge #106 - Anything goes with Faeries - Ends November 20th
Love to create #23 - Anything goes - Ends November 21st
Move along with the times #8 - Song My favourite things - Ends November 25th - Satin, Roses, Silver
Stamps by Star - All about girls - Ends November 25th
Crafty enjoyments - #1 - Anything goes with a Decorative edge - Ends November 26th
Crafty Calendar - Sparkle and bling - Ends November 28th
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image - Ends November 28th
Crafting with attitude #9 Anything goes - Ends November 29th
Scrappers delight #50 - Anything goes - Ends November 30th
Crafts galore encore - Stamp or Digi - Ends November 30th
Lil Patch of crafty friends #22 - Anything goes - ends December 5th
Let's craft and create #107 - Lots of bling - Ends December 5th
Not just cards #26  -  Anything goes - Ends December 6th

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Allsorts week #337 Anything but a card

Saturday again my lovely followers and you know what that means ?
Another new challenge at Allsorts.
This weeks theme is 'Anything but a card' so no cards allowed this week.
Anything But A Card
(so this can be gift boxes, tags, gifts, etc.......) 
Please NO cards

Our theme this week has been chosen by Tracy M.
Sponsors are PPR Papercrafts & Deedees.
I have chosen to make a little gift box and will fill the little drawers inside with some treats for my young niece.
The prizes this week are:-
Hello! My name is Mei and I have been card-making for about 3 years now but my tremendous love for it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours and Mine Paper Crafts is a place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery for inspiration! We carry brands like The Greeting Farm, Penny Black, Spellbinders and more! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for my own projects and I feel are awesome products that you would like as well. Its my pleasure to sponsor this challenge and as a bonus, use discount code TAKE20 for 20% off my store until the closing date of this challenge.  

Deedee's Digis offers wholesome digital "stamps" and printable digital papers that are the original creations of Deedee Anderson. All of our sets include both outline and pre-colored images, in both JPG and PNG formats. Our products are offered in high 300dpi resolution so that they are fully resizable to meet your crafting needs. We are a Christ-centered company, and you will find that many of our sets include KJV Scripture verses, in addition to encouraging sentiments of all sorts. We feel very blessed to be part of such a talented community of paper crafters, and thank you for allowing us to sponsor your challenges !

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Allsorts week #336 Ribbons and Bows

Happy weekend everyone.
Saturday comes round so fast since I joined the Allsorts DT lol
This weeks fabulous theme has been chosen by Mervi and is 'Ribbons and bows'
Our super sponsors are Crafty Ribbons & Jiggery Makery.
I have used dies by All Occasions, Spellbinders and Marianne Designs for this card.
The sentiment is from JustRite Poppies CL-04380, such a beautiful stamp set.
Our sponsors are:
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !


Jiggery Makery My name is Adele, I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Interior Design and I am currently a carer for my Grandma but in my spare time I love designing digital stamps. They are mostly inspired by 1940/50s Pin-ups and can be quite sassy. My favorite Pin Up artist is Gil Elvgren, whose work is just stunning. I have been both a crafter and an artist alternately all my life but finally feel I have been able to achieve a great balance as a digital stamp designer. Jiggery Makery is my brand, my creative expression and a way to share what I love. ___

I am entering this into the following ....

Fab N Funky #280 Die cuts/Punches - Ended - Won
Ribbon girl Anything goes - Ended
PDE Linky party - Anything goes - Ended
Fussy and Fancy #151 flowers - Ended
Really reasonable ribbon #129 - Anything with ribbon or trim - Ended
Crafting with friends #10 Anything goes - Ends 19th November
Creative fingers #97 Anything goes - Ends 19th November
Left of center #103 Things with wings - Ends 13th November
Southern girls Twine, tape or ribbon - Ends 15th(ish) November