Wednesday 27 May 2009

Colour Create Challenge Week #17

The challenge over at Colour Create this week was to use the colours Lemon,Pink Sorbet and Chocolate chosen by the lovely Katy with the extra option of Shabby Chic.Scrummy colours and so I decided to ink up a lovely sugar Nellie stamp I hadn't used.I coloured her with my Copics and paper pieced her apron.The yellow gingham was a free download from Chris's blog.So a big thank you to her for the lovely papers.I distressed the edge and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.

Image - Kitty by Sugar Nellie coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations Whitewash Collection
Paper - Gingham free download from Christine Dark
Sentiment - Studio G
Edge Punch - Martha Stewart Flower
Pearls - Kanban
Buttons - Woodware
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Flowers,leaf ribbon and lace from stash

I got a lovely delivery of Gorjuss girls and Miss Anyas today and I'm dying to go ink them up,but I've got a LO to get done for my scrapbook class on Monday,so it's got to be done first.Hopefully if I get it done I can have a play.

Cass xxx
Flowers,leaf ribbon and lace from stash

Another Award

Again I've received an award from the lovely Jackie.Thank you so very much Jackie for thinking of me.I appreciate it so much.

The rules are that I must:
Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.-
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.-
Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
Well I'm definitely passing the award back to Jackie and I'm going to cheat and pass it on to all my fab followers and everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my blog.I appreciate every single one of you for taking the time to comment.

Cass xxx

Sunday 24 May 2009

Just A Card

No challenge card this time,just a Gorjuss girl I had coloured in.I finally decided to use some papers I've had for quite a while and not wanted to cut up.They're BoBunny Bella Journee Santorini range.That shows how old they are.I bought 3 sets,the others being Tuscany and Eire.So as the papers were vivid red and blue,I coloured this Gorjuss girl in using those colours.I finally used a sizzix die I'd bought a while back to make the branch and flowers.The other bits are die cuts from the same Santorini range.

Image - Gorjuss girl coloured with Copics
PP - Bo Bunny Bella Journee 'Santorini'
Sentiment - HOTP
Swirl Stamp - Studio G
Sizzix Die - Flowers,Branches & Leaves Set
Oval and Square Die Cut - Bo Bunny Bella Journee 'Santorini'
Pearls - Kanban
Ribbon from stash

Weather isn't very nice here today.A wee bit chilly and no sign of the sun.Hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday.

Cass xxx

Thursday 21 May 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 11 sketch by Kathy

The challenge over at the Sugar Bowl was a sketch by Kathy and you were to include pearls.I decided to use my Basic Grey Wisteria pad instead of just looking at it and another Gorjuss girl too.Again I'm not quite happy with this,can't decide what it is (think I'm never happy with flowers I made by punching out the Wisteria papers and really crumpling them up.I think it gives a really good effect.( did some recently for a scrapbook LO and everyone thought they were fabric.
I rotated the sketch and have also included the pearls.Both in the centre of the flowers and also in the top left corner.I'm just back from Body Combat so off to relax for the rest of the evening and maybe finish another card that's nearly done.

Image - Gorjuss girl coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Coredinations
Papers - Basic Grey Wisteria
Sentiment - HOTP
Nestabilities - Labels One
Punches - EK Success Flower
Pearl Brads and Pearls - Papermania
Cuttlebug Corner Die

Cass xxx

Monday 18 May 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #13 & Colour Create Week 16

I thought I'd combine the Copic Colour Challenge and Colour Create.The Copic Colour Challenge was to use a sketch by Maddy and Colour Create was to use the colours chosen by Kim which were Sky Blue,Tan and Ecru with the extra option of gloss,glitter or glaze.

I'm not sure about this card,something about it i'm not liking but not sure what.I was going to just leave it off the blog,but it's done so may as well post it.I'm also not sure if those little fairies are supposed to be male or female.They have what looks like dresses but I think they look like little

Image - Fairy Doodle coloured with Copics
Cardstock - SU Bashful Blue
Papers - Imaginisce
Nestabilities - Circles and Labels 3
Sentiment - Studio G
Flowers - Prima
Pearls - Kanban
Pin - Fancy Pants with some beads added
Stickles - Frosted Lace on wings
Ribbon from stash

Cass xxx

Saturday 16 May 2009

Altered Tin

Sally the girl at Craftology who does the jewellery classes asked me if I'd alter a tin for her to keep her glass beads in.She makes the beads herself and they are gorgeous as well as her jewellery pieces.In return she told me I could choose some beads and she made them up into a necklace for me with some crystals and pearls.
The box I painted with turquoise acrylic paint and covered with the beautiful BoBunny Alyssa
papers.Sally likes birds,so I stamped some from Personal Impressions and coloured with Copics and added one on each side.On the lid I added a cuttlebug embossed oval cut with my nesties.I coloured a Gorjuss girl with my Copics and mounted her on top.The letters are American Craft Thickers painted in turquoise and stickled.I wish I'd left them without the bling now.I gave it a couple of coats of mod podge and added the flowers and butterfly.

This is the gorgeous necklace Sally made for me.I think I got the best deal.

And a close up of her gorgeous glass beads.

I had hoped to try and do another challenge but haven't had time.I had to help my friend finish her wedding invites,alter this tin and finish the LO for my class on Monday.All are finished now so hopefully can get a card made.

Cass xxx

Thursday 14 May 2009

An Award

I've got this award from the lovely Jackie over at Craft Designs.Pop over and see her lovely cards.Thank you so much Jackie,I really appreciate it.
I also received it back from the fabby June over at Yorkie Lovers blog.June's card are gorgeous so pop over and have a look for yourself.Thank you too June.

Please accept this award right back Jackie,as you deserve it.I'm going to pass this award on to 3 who are new to blogging especially,but everyone who visits is welcome to accept it from me as you're all fab and I really do appreciate you visiting.So the 3 relatively new bloggers are June,Sandra and Susan.Welcome to bloggy land ladies.

Cass xxxa

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #12

I'm so late with this challenge as I've been busy all weekend demoing at Craftology and couldn't get finishing this card,plus camera was playing up again,oh and Mr Blogger too!
Anyway the Copic Colour Challenge was to use the following colours.

I've used a cute little image called a Fairy Doodle.They are so gorgeous and lovely to colour.

Image - Fairy Doodle coloured with Copics and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pen (on the wings)
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Papers - SU Designer Series in Choc Chip and Chatterbox
Sentiment - Papermania
Punches - Martha Stewart Doily Lace
Ribbon - SU Choc Chip
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Flowers - Papermania coloured with Copics to match

Cass xxx

Friday 8 May 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 10 sketch by Marlene

Another first for me on the challenge front.First time entering The Sugar Bowl challenge which was a sketch by the fabulous Marlene.
This poor little gorjuss girl,I really feel sorry for her.I hadn't stamped her properly and was really only getting used as a practice with my Copics to try and do the colour black.I was short of C9 so she's more grey than black.She also looks in colour how I felt the other day while colouring her.I was feeling miserable and it was dark and rainy outside,so she got the grey look. Needless to say C9 and a few other Copics into my shopping cart soon cheered me
Anyway,I had bought Daisy Buckets scrummy Little Black Dress papers in my local craft shop so decided she wasn't just going to be for a practice.So after I touched in the bits I'd misstamped with my copic fineliner and coloured her she got pride of place on the card.I think she's got
slightly more lace holes in her petticoat than should be,but nevermind.I kept her colouring totally monochrome even on her face which is slightly greyed,and the little fox is now of the Arctic buttons are cut from a Sizzix Die and covered in glossy accents with some floss threaded through,so I hope they
Enough waffling for now,I've got loads to do today as my friend's coming tonight to finish off her wedding invites and I've got a demo weekend ahead at my local craft shop,so apologies for not having blog hopped much .I'll try and pop round when I get a minute.

Image - Gorjuss girl coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Brilliant white from Bits and Pieces
Papers - Daisy Buckets Little Black Dress
Punch - SU Round Tab
Cutter Bee Bug - Faux stitch piercing
Sentiment - Studio G
Pearls - Kanban
Buttons - Sizzix Die
Flowers and brad from stash

Cass xxx

Tuesday 5 May 2009

Colour Create Challenge #14

Well I decided to have another go at a challenge,and so picked Colour Create as they had yummy colours of chocolate,cream and red with the added option of ribbon.I was drooling looking at the picture on the
I decided to ink up a little Elzybell bear I bought a while back and hadn't used.He is so cute.I went for the vintage/aged look on this so used distress inks instead of Copics.I didn't use the ribbon though unless you count the must admit I really like this card IRL which must be a first for me.

Image - Elzybells stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and coloured with distress inks
Cardstock - Core'dinations,recycled corrugated from packaging
Paper - K&Co Wild Saffron,Sandylion Music Sheet
Sentiment - Tim Holtz Adage Ticket
Pearls - Kanban
Roses,lace and heart charm from stash

Well it's done nothing but pour from the heavens here today.I can hardly believe it's May.Hope you're all having better weather.

Cass xxx

Sunday 3 May 2009

Copic Colour Challenge # 11

For the Copic Colour Challenge this week it was to use another three colours I normally would never have thought of using together,but like last weeks colours,they actually did work well.

For my card I've used the lovely image of Daisy with her Doll from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with my Copics.Thankfully I managed to get the camera to cooperate this morning so I could get a picture.

Image - Daisy with her Doll coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Papers - Blonde Moments and Chatterbox
Punches - X Cut Daisy Large and Small
Pearls - Kaiser
Sentiment - Studio G
White Gel Pen for highlights
Copic Fine liner for doodling
Ribbon from stash

Well the weather has changed for the better here after teeming rain on Friday.So hopefully can enjoy the sun over the next two days.Hope you're all having a lovely Holiday Weekend.

Cass xxx