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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A child's wish

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This is my DT project for the Crafty Girlz challenge. It uses an image from A Day For Daisies which has been coloured with promarkers and pulled together in serif to make this little plaque


Monday, 14 December 2015

Huggy Bear

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This image from Bugaboo is part of a mini digi set which includes many other images. I thought this one was so cute and would make a sweet digi card together with the tag which also comes in the set

I've coloured this with promarkers in minimal shades and then compiled with a background and photo elements in Serif


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

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Aurora Wings - Snowman Sprite

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This little cutie is a free gift with purchase from the talented Mitzi at Aurora Wings - isn't he just so sweet :)

I've coloured him up with promarkers and as there is so much white in the image, I've used a little ice grey 1 to add some shade to the "snow". I've then taken the image into Serif to add the background and sentiment



The gift with purchase offer, when you spend more than $10, ends tonight so pop over to Aurora Wings quickly if you'd like to get him!


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Birds on a Wire

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This is my DT project for the Crafty Girls Challenge blog, using a sweet image from Bugaboo.

I'm trying to build my digital craft skills with Serif but still love the physical art of colouring as I find it easier to shade and add dimension on an image using promarkers or colouring pencils rather than digital colouring.

For this design, the image was coloured using a limited set of promarkers and then cut out in serif and compiles with the background and font, finished with a light dusting of "digital snow" for the holidays



I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, 30 November 2015

Masquerade

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My DT project this week for Crafting from the Heart uses this lovely sophisticated image from Aurora Wings. I've coloured the image with promarkers and then taken it into serif to layer it with a background. I've reduced the transparency of the image to blend it with the background paper and then overlayed it with glitter and a photo real gemstone

Who doesn't love the magic of a masquerade!


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Fairy Bath

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For my Crafty Girls Challenge blog DT project this week I decided to use this lovely image from Sami Stamps as its so whimsical. I've coloured it up with promarkers and pulled it together for a digital scrapbook page in serif


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Our House

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This month for my Crafty Girlz challenge DT project I used this fab image from Dr Digi. 
Halloween is over but this couple have to live somewhere all year round!
The image has been coloured with promarkers and compiled in Serif


Friday, 13 November 2015

Aurora Wings - New Christmas Sprites

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How cute is this little sprite! She's called Amaryllis Sprite and she's one of the new set being launched today and available as part of a mini colouring book... I've coloured her with promarkers and made a digital collage but she'd look as lovely on a card or xmas gift bag. 

Pre order of the whole Christmas Sprite collection is available via the Aurora Wings website here

To see examples of projects using the other new Christmas sprites, go to the Aurora Wings Showcase blog and keep an eye out for new digi discount codes... there are normally some available on the weekends and I'll update this post once the latest ones are available


Great news, all AW holiday sprites are on sale at the moment and for this weekend use the code HOLIDAY20 for 20% off purchases of $10 or more at the AW Etsy shop! Stock up! :)


I'm entering this in the following challenges:


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Hello Kitty

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How adorable is this image from Bugaboo?! I haven't done any monochrome colouring for a long time so for my Crafty Girls DT project this week, decided to colour it up with only grey promarkers. The backgound and embellishments are pulled together in serif 


I'm entering this into the following challenges:
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ (25/11)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Dream

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How lovely is this image from Star Stampz?!
For my Crafty Girlz DT project this month, I paired this image with a zentangle background as I liked the mix of pretty/delicate with bold and graphic
The image was coloured with promarkers


Monday, 5 October 2015

Harvest Elf

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This week has a new digi launch from Aurora Wings, featuring this pretty elf. While I'm clinging onto summer for as long as possible, getting out brown, yellow, peach and red shades to colour this lovely image was a reminder of how lovely autumn colours are. 

For my DT project, I've coloured the image with promakers and compiled it in serif with a crackled background to make a change from a greeting card. As a tip I occasionally use this method to decide a design before making it with actual papers and embellishments.  

You can find this digi at Mitzi's etsy shop here or directly from the Aurora wings shop here. Use the code "DIGIJOY" for 20% off orders over $5 (valid until 5th October)!
For more inspiration please have a look at the showcase blog here



Native Fairy

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This is my DT project for Crafting from the Heart using this lovely digi image from Sammy Stamps. Its been coloured with promarkers, cropped and then compiled in serif with a pretty floral digikit


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Treasure Map

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This is my DT project for the Crafty Girls Challenge group. The image is pre coloured from Dmitry. The pirate is so cute I've put it together with an aged map image and made it into a party invite


Monday, 31 August 2015

Pop Art

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I felt like trying something a little different this week so for my Crafty Girls DT project, I've created a pop art style design using this image from Bugaboo.

The image is actually a normal digi with all the facial features etc. Typically I would colour it with promarkers but in this case I took the image into serif and created a silhouette. I think added some embossing for dimension and finished with some colourful pop art style backgrounds

Monday, 24 August 2015

Hello birdie

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Isn't think image from Sammy Stamps cute?! and adaptable to all occasions too. For my DT project this week at Crafting from the Heart, I coloured it with promarkers and have compiled the background in serif


Monday, 10 August 2015

Christ-mouse

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My DT project for Crafting from the Heart this week uses this cute image from Bugaboo. Its very early for christmas designs but I couldn't resist the image. I've coloured it with promarkers and compiled the design in serif


Friday, 7 August 2015

Sundae

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This month new sprite from Aurora Wings is adorable! It's this cute little sprite is hiding in a fab ice cream sundae :) 

For my DT design, I've coloured him up using promarkers with the ice cream in my favourite flavours of pistachio, strawberry and praline. The background has been embossed and the card is finished with a little touch of bakers twine



You can find this digi at Mitzi's etsy shop here or directly from the Aurora wings shop here. Special promotion this weekend for anyone purchasing from the Aurora wings shop, use code AWSAVE25 for 25% of purchases over $10!

Don't forget the August competition on the AW facebook page too - this month's theme is "Three of Something"

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ (18/8)
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ (18/8)
http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.co.uk/ (18/8)
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/ (20/8)
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ (15/8)
http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ (15/8)

Monday, 27 July 2015

Elementary

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I love this image from 2 cute ink, its so simple and a little quirky. This is the first of my DT projects for Crafting fro the Heart this week.  I've coloured the image with promarkers and put together a simple layout in serif craft artist


Friday, 17 July 2015

Columbine Flower

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How adorable is this sprite from Aurora Wings??! She's just been launched and if you are like me and have never heard of this flower, they grow in a rainbow of colours.

My inspiration came from this image as I've never seen a natural flower with such a vivid and contrasting colour combination

You can purchase this digi here



Ladybugs

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So thrilled to be going the fab Aurora Wings showcase designer team and loved working with the latest release of sprites! I thought the poem matched the image so well, the two just had to go together

This is my first experiment with "no lines" colouring using promarkers - think I need a little more work on it but love the technique

You can purchase this digi here


Monday, 13 July 2015

Hugs & Kisses

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Its been a while since my last project but loved using this cute ragdoll nurse image from QKR for my DT project for Crafting from the Heart this week. I wanted to keep it quite simple and multi purpose so I've coloured it with promarkers and used serif to compile the background and sentiment


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Yay!

So pleased to be joining the Aurora Wings showcase designers team :) !

Monday, 15 June 2015

Pink Polka Dot

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This is my DT project for this week's challenge at Crafting from the Heart. It uses an image from karleigh sue digis which has been coloured with promarkers and compiled in serif to create a beach scene which would be used for a postcard or a scrapbook page



Fairy Wishes

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This is my DT make for this month's challenge as Crafty Girlz. The image is from SLS lines and its been coloured using alcohol markers. The background and embellishments are from Serif Craft Artist


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

mmmmm..... chocolate

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The theme this month at Crafting Cafe is "Around the world" and my DT project uses this fun image from Bugaboo. Its so cute and could be used on a variety of projects. I've coloured the image with promarkers and made a little milk carton style box big enough to hold a couple of posh chocolates. 


Monday, 18 May 2015

Forest Fairy

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Fairies are always in fashion and for my DT project this week for Crafting from the Heart, I thought this little fairy needed to be set in a fantasy forest. I've coloured the image and them created the background in Serif Craft artist.


Monday, 27 April 2015

Oops

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My DT project this month for Crafting Cafe uses a cute image from Dr Digi. I decided the colours and sentiment based on the expression on the bird's face :) The image has been coloured with promarkers and compiled in serif craft artist.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Hatching

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A serif project from me this week. This is a DT inspiration make for Crafting from the Heart using an image from Angie's digi stamps. Its been coloured with promarkers and the "tag" has been made using american crafts digi paper and a punch in serif


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Cinderella

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Crafty Girlz challenges have re-started and this is my DT make for April using a cute image from A Day for Daisies. The image has been coloured with promarkers and the slipper has been glittered. I wanted to keep this CAS to allow the image and sentiment to be the focus but it needed something, so I've added texture to the background with a chevron embossing folder.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, 6 April 2015

Foxy

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Another serif project this week from me. This is my DT project for Crafting from the Heart using an image from Oakpond. Its been coloured with promakers (tan, cocoa, putty, walnut) and then compiled in serif for an autumn/woodland themed tag


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Welcome Little One

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This is my DT project for crafting cafe. The theme this month is "Welcome Little One" and I've used this cute image from the stamping boutique. Its been coloured with promarkers and then compiled in serif in a neutral layout so it could be for either a boy or a girl.


Monday, 23 March 2015

Dressed to Impress

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This is my DT project for crafting from the heart. The image is from Stitchy Bear and its been coloured with promarkers. I decided to go quite monochrome with the background using a lacy design to make the red in the outfit pop out



I'm entering this into the following challenges:
 

Monday, 9 March 2015

Lead me not into temptation

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This is my DT project for crafting from the heart. The image is from Zuri and its been coloured with promarkers. I've created the background in serif to match the image and sentiment


I'd link to enter this into the following challenges:



Friday, 27 February 2015

Stand Out

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This is my DT card for Crafting Cafe this month. The image is from Squigglefly. I printed it twice (once as it is and once inverted horizontally), because I wanted to have the three girls facing the one hanging upside down. From each image I cut away the part I didn't want. 

To match the sentiment, the three girls have been coloured with soft promarker shades where as the one hanging upside down is a loud mix of pink and green


Monday, 23 February 2015

Winter Hearts

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This is my DT inspiration card for Crafting for the Heart. The image is called Winter Sofia by ArtbyMiran and its great for winter but by cutting away the background and covering the bottom with a couple of heart boarder dies, I think it works just as well for any time of year

I've kept the colour scheme simple as the image is lovely so I wanted it to stand out


Monday, 9 February 2015

Valentine

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I decided to go for a CAS style for my crafting from the heart DT card this week. I've been wanting to practice colouring eyes for a while now and this image from Dilly Beans was perfect for it.

I cut into the image, coloured with promarkers and placed it as a banner across the card blank. Its been finished with a few cut out hearts stuck in a scattered pattern over the image as through they were blowing around the face and hair


I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Shopping


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This month's challenge theme at crafting cafe is "lots of layers" and this is my DT card. The image from bugaboo is quite simple to cut so I decoupaged it into three layers and added a layered sentiment.



I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, 26 January 2015

Sew What

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This is my DT project for this week's challenge at Crafting from the Heart. The image is from Stitchy Bear and I've coloured with promarkers. Rather than making a card this week, I thought I'd make a little matchstick style holder to store a mini sewing kit as it fits nicely with the image.
The colours are an old favourite from other cards I've made as I love red, white, and black/grey together


I'm entering this in the following challenges: