Friday, October 28, 2011

A bit of Texture

Is what we're looking for at Make it Colourful this fortnight. We want to see how you COLOUR texture  ie how you would draw cloth, grass, fur etc .   I found this cute little cat & doggie digi at Tiddly Inks and put them in front of one of the new winter scenes called Simple Winter Scene from Make it Crafty.

First I coloured the dog and cat with copics, then went over with prisma pencils for the fine fur look.
I found this paper tucked away...well buried actually, under a ton of paper!  Its Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection and its yummy! I distressed the edges then painted them with crackle paint. The sentiment is stamped onto acetate then stuck over DP .
  The Dt at Make it Colourful has done a fab job with this challenge, go check out the gallery now.

I'm entering this in Ooh La La - Let it snow
Crafts & Me - Use Blue

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Well I wish we had nice fluffy clouds like this, instead its grey and dull outside. I'm sick of spring and its extreme swings in  temperature too. Roll on summer!

This week the challenge at Little Miss Muffet is to add clouds to your project.  I put Melanie on a bench with a background from MIC and drew in the clouds freehand. I have tried using a template and sponging ink on but find freehand scribbling works for me! LOL!  The amazing Annika has a tutorial on colouring skies the messy way HERE .
Now hop on over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeousness!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just playing around...

Have had a few days to myself this last week and I decided rather than get stuck in and clean the house...I was gonna play instead!  Housework is evil!!

I bought this Chrissy Armstrong stamp from Whimsy a while ago and she's finally been inked. I used a light blue ink , to give the "no-lines" effect and it took AGES to colour! And I'm peeved that the mushie looks streaky...hmmmmmph! I don't like the colouring at all!!

Anyway, slapped lots of gesso around , slapped the card together and shoved it away in a box! So there! LOL!

I'm going to enter this in Fab 'n' Funky - distressed or torn
and Scrap affair- photo inspiration

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ping! Got ya!

Tonight we have the second two images of this weeks release at Little Miss Muffet stamps .
I've used Agent Popcorn Aiming on this card and I love the colours of this paper!  Its from Sassafras Lass but can't remember the name sorry.....

The gorgeous swirls are from Whimsy , I've used some muslin with some paint slapped on and Viva pearls. A bit of distressing and here it is!
  And we have some absolutely gorgeous examples from the DT over HERE so go check them out.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cute as a Button!

Meet Button, your xmas gift kitty from Little Miss Muffet!   Yep, time start be getting your christmas cards ready, though I know some people started months ago! LOL!
I've used non-traditional colours for this card for a change. The paper is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather and Kaisercraft Christmas carnival and I painted the distressed edges with gesso. . I've also  painted some chipboard snowflakes from MIC  then sprinkled them with polar white flowersoft while they are still wet. The big snowflake is a whimsy die, and the sentiment is from Whimsy also. I used a MS icicle punch and covered the icicles with stickles.

Now check out the DT examples using the new releases over at Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the second release of the week! 

Polka Dots & Stripes

The Southern Girls challenge for this fortnight is to use stripes and spots. Well, that was easy, NOT! Finding spotty and stripy paper that matched....well I had to go back to my huge pile of SU paper and yes Lou, you've seen this stuff before! LOL! I have a huge box of papers that I just can't be bothered using up......sigh.....its so much more fun to buy new stuff and use that instead!
Anyway, I coloured up this gorgeous hanglar girl for the first time since I bought her months ago. Yeh, yeh, I know, really slack but at least she's seen ink, so many of my rubber stamps haven't yet!

The hessian and white corrugated card arrived in my parcel from The Funkie Junkie last week and I couldn't wait to play with them. Linda has so many cool and different items in her etsy shop!
The gorgeous chipboard corners are from MIC and I don't know what I'd do without those goodies now!

Now on a sad note, we are losing 3 DT members from Southern Girls who have been with us since the beginning. We're gonna miss you Alicia, Karen & Sue!  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday Blog hop candy winner

We've drawn our winners for Zoe's birthday blog hop and my winner is 

Congrats Alessandra, contact me on and I'll get your details!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Don't eat yellow snow!

cos it means Brodie has been there! But blue is OK!!!! Hahaha!

This fortnight's challenge at Make it Colourful is all about colouring snow.  I've used B0000 and BG0000 and CO and C1 on my snow .   The fab background is Cold by Light from MIC and I've also used Gingerbread dance. I didn't have a Tilda suitably dressed to sit on the bench.... :(    The papers are kaisercraft Dear Santa.  The snowflakes are punched and stickled. The sentiment is from CatsLife Press. 
Now check out the gorgeousness from my teamies at the Make it Crafty gallery HERE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A wee bit girly...

And a wee bit late!  Just got back from dog training and realised my post wasn't ready to go! Oooops!

The challenge this week at Little Miss Muffet is to make a girly girl creation.  I've used the sweet Breena Stitching  which was one of the new releases last week.
Paper is Prima, flowers from Wild Orchid, doily is a Cheery Lynn die .    Once again the DT have done some absolutely gorgeous cards so hop on over and check em out! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Here's Peeping at you!

The second new release I have for you today from Little Miss Muffet is  Agent Cupcake spying.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I used another MIC background, some MIC chipboard embellies ,some Viva pearls, Bo Bunny paper and a computer generated sentiment.

There is another image being releases today too, and you can see some gorgeous examples of both images at the  Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Pluto is here with a pressie for you! Wish my dogs could wrap like this.....their talents lay in unwrapping and shredding however!   
The new releases for this week are out at Little Miss Muffet today and tomorrow.  I've used the cute Pluto today and  made a fairly simple card, well for me it is anyway! 

As always, the lovely LMM ladies have made some beautiful projects for this release so go have a looksee at the LMM challenge blog
And check back tomorrow for another gorgeous new release!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Punch it!

Hi guys Are you all ready for a new challenge at the Emerald Faerie garden?

The challenge for this fortnight is "Punches/Dies"

I've used the gorgeous Isabella and put her in front of Pond-a-lily from MIC.  I also dug out punches I haven't used in ages, including the retro flower punches .  Coloured with copics, lots of stickles and pearls and voila! 

Now off you go and create

***Now please ensure that you link back to Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge in your Blog Post and link your post not your whole blog***


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