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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Seven hills craft challenge

Over at the Seven hill Craft challenge they have asked for you to use the "spotlight " technique and to use only their products ..which is a huge list btw and the reason I know this?  its my go to shop for all those American brands that are hard to source over here, and can be found most mornings having my coffee and a wee browse of it at the same time lol.

But back to the challenge,
Never having used this technique before did a bit of research and it says to highlight through colour or layers part of your image.
So intrigued decide to give it a go!
Many moons later and tearing of hair :( this is what I came up with....

I'm not sure if it's right,but after I tried multiple images with one part highlighted but found I was never happy - they all looked wrong somehow !

Decided to stamp these Paper Smooches snowmen which I got ages ago and are now out of stock I see, used an oval die to cut out a section (didn't realise it was scalloped until i had cut it out ..but actually think it worked better.)
I then coloured in the cut out section before popping it back in the main panel .But thinking now that I should have maybe double layered it so it popped out more or left a bit more uncoloured then just the scarves??? 
But actually I quite like it, and the idea of a challenge is to challenge yourself is it not!

Thank you for taking the time to look

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Muse:Christmas Visions

While I've been away on holiday I found myself checking out Muse:Christmas Visions and this was an idea I came up with while I was basking in the sun in Portugal - back to freezing winds and rain now though :( 

I thought it had combined most of the elements that Kimberley had incorporated into her card ..

White and gold colours scheme
One of the sentiment words 
sentiment across the top
gold embossing

but added my own twists to it so feeling reasonably happy with it.... until i tried to photograph the ruddy thing OMG I practically tore my hair out !I had tried to do it outside -  no too rainy and then tried in every room in the house eventually decided to use the light box I'm still not happy with it ,but ladies I have lost the will to take another photograph of it so here it stands !!!!! 


Thank you for taking the time to look

Monday, 28 August 2017

Muse:Christmas Visions no.4


....and finally number 4!! I took inspiration from Cornelia's Sentiment and from of course the group of penguins and the blue background. I,of course had to finish with more liquid pearls as snow 
Thank you for some great inspiration Cornelia, and for getting me back in my crafty room and joining in with this months challenge from Muse:Christmas Visions.I had a ball !!!

(thanks Ardyth when I saw yourlast comment I realised that card no.4 hadn't linked up!)
thank you for taking the time to look.

Muse:Christmas Visions no.3

Another card for the challenge over at Muse:Christmas Visions and admit this is my favourite and one that I might make a heap for Christmas! ..and it came about as a heap of mistakes :)

I had first stamped the Christmas wreath from Clearly besotted and coloured using the colours that were in Cornelias's wreath.But kept making mistakes and so I kept adding them into a pile and by the time I had the one done that I liked with no mistakes, I had this pile beside me so I decided to glue them all together to make it pop out more on the card.

Then it seemed odd to have the wreath just be hanging there in mid air so remembered that Cornelias had an elf wearing a Santa hat and a puny sentiment to go with it . Quick look through my stash and found a  PS bird with hat and added that before finished by adding the puny sentiment ....and of course more liquid pearls to the centre of my snowflakes  (where would I be without them!!!)

Thank you for taking the time to look

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Muse:Christmas Visions no.2

I'm back with card 2 for this months Muse:Christmas Visions challenge I did struggled a bit with this one but hoping you can see where I was inspired ...no ?? then let me help you out.:)

I dont have many reindeer stamps ..ok I have 2! but both seemed not to be quite  right and Ive used them umpteen times before,so thought I would have a look through the stash and came across this old SU set .The stamps kind of matched the baubles hanging off the stags antlers on Cornelia's card (though as you can see I switched the star with a snowflake)
I saw that the baubles were the only pop off colour in an otherwise black and white card so decided to carry that theme through out - and to mimic the stocking hanging off the sentiment ? I added the holly .Hopefully that has made it much more clearer for you :)
 ...and thatnks for taking the time to look

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Muse Christmas Vision no.1

There is a fun theme going on over at Muse:Christmas Visions and there is prizes upi for grabs so why don't you head over and see what they are up to !

 Though I have been occasionally playing along (but not actually been linking up my cards) found myself  mulling over Cornelia's cards while I should have been doing other things :) so gave in and headed up to my crafty room!
I made a very simple card that hopefully you can see was inspired by her very first card ,and the black tape and white houses which caught my eye. I switched the colours around and the type of houses by using this set from Paper smooches and some distress inks...and instead of using the liquid pearls as snow this time I made the dots smaller to represent stars!!

Thank you for taking the time to look 

Friday, 11 August 2017

CAS on Friday

I was really delighted to be picked as winner for week 112 over at Cas on Friday and also to be asked to be a guest designer this week on their theme of  'Birthday'.

I seem to be enjoying bright and bold colours just now and so I decided to use this Paper Smooches stamp as I was also in the mood for a bit more of promarker colouring.
Then fussy cut it out ..you can probably see that by the uneven bits! I attached it to the sentiment panel.The image has a touch of wink of stella  here and there - but impossible to photograph today for some reason ,and to finish a few gems to sparkle,because who doesn't love a bit of sparkle on their birthday :)

Thank you for taking the time to look