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Friday, 8 February 2019

ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS DT PIECE #2


Good morning Peeps,
I am here today to tell you that I am working on the DT for ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS in case you didn't know already. :-D
Our current Challenge #212 is ANYTHING GOES/OPTIONAL LOVE IT UP

This month we are sponsored by PATTIE's CREATIONS and I got to work with this cute bear.... ' VALENTINE BEAR BE MINE '
I coloured him with Spectrum Noir markers using the 'dot' technique.
I made the background using co-ordinating papers stitched together as patchwork.
He is fussy cut and popped up with 3D foamies.



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Patties Creations

Artistic Inspirations

Thank you for popping in today and I hope you stay warm and cozy :-D

Challenges I am entering:

Colour Dare Challenge #329  




Tuesday, 22 January 2019

I LUV BOOKS 2

Hello Peeps,
Don't you just books ???  I really love the smell of old bookshops :-D

I saw a great Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and decided to use one of my own digis , which is brand NEW. " SOCKIES Set of 4 ". You can buy it HERE.




I coloured it digitally, and found a great quote on the Web.
You can buy this digi at IKEsART.

Challenges I am entering:

Crazy4Challenges C4C466 - Humorous Card

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - DAY 4

Hello POE Peeps,
Here I am with DAY 4 of the 4th Annual POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP  as hosted by the amazing LEIGH SB DESIGNS.


Here is my piece for Day 4. I have used an old one today as I am on Day 3 of a mega headache and have had to start wearing my neck brace, so it's too hard to craft. :-(

I made one of those Billboard type things with two pictures on that you only see one picture from each direction. :-) Full on it looks like this.



Then - from the left it's shows my POE Raven digi...FREEBIE at IKEsART.


When you look the other way it shows my POE Cat in glorious technicolour :-D


I was making up a little frame to mount it in but I messed up the first one and now I don't have enough wood !!! :-(  Anyways - you get the idea ? :-D

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Leigh has drawn a fabulous new Poe themed design called, " The Winter Raven " is now available in her Etsy Boutique. Click on the Badge above to go there.


Also check out her 2018 Poe collection which is now on sale!
There is also a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!


Thanks for POE-pping in and thank you for any comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Monday, 21 January 2019

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - DAY 3

Hello POE Peeps,
Here I am with DAY 3 of the 4th Annual POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP  as hosted by the amazing LEIGH SB DESIGNS.


Here is my piece for Day 3 - I have tried my hand with a Mixed Media piece. 
It's not something I am very comfortable with but practice makes perfect is what they say isn't it ? :-D
My canvas is 6" x 9". I covered it with Gesso and then on a crumpled tissue. I used a variety of sprays and glitter and then stenciled in black with Dutch Doobadoo stencil 'Pop Art '. Then I stuck on all sorts of wintery things I had and made a floral/bead corner. The feathers I made using plaster in a cake decorating mould :-)
The main image is the new " THE WINTER RAVEN " from LeighSBDesigns. I did her all in black and grey. I tried printing her on soft tissue type paper but my laser printer kept eating it LoL In the end I printed her out on ordinary paper and did a wet torn edge. 



https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Also check out her 2018 Poe collection which is now on sale!
There is also a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Well - now I'm off to try and scrub my hands clean and I think I've trashed my nail varnish hahahahaha   :-D
Thanks for POE-pping in and thank you for any comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Luv2Create Challenge #1 - Mixed Media AG




Sunday, 20 January 2019

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - DAY 2

Hello POE Peeps,
Here I am with DAY 2 of the 4th Annual POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP  as hosted by the amazing LEIGH SB DESIGNS.


Here is my piece for Day 2 - I have a re-show of a mobile I made which has Ravens and using the Nevermore and Quoth The Raven wording as balances. It's all strung with fishing line and uses two pieces of soft metal for the arms.


***  I know someone wanted this when I showed it and I think I now have an idea about how to post it, if whoever it was still wants it :-D  ***

Leigh has drawn a fabulous new Poe themed design called, " The Winter Raven " is now available in her Etsy Boutique. Click on the Badge below to go there.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns


Also check out her 2018 Poe collection which is now on sale!
There is also a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

I have bought the new WINTER RAVEN image this morning so I will hopefully be colouring her up for a new project in the next couple of days :-D

Thanks for POE-pping in and thank you for any comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2019 - DAY 1

Hello POE Peeps,
Here I am with DAY 1 of the 4th Annual POE APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP  as hosted by the amazing LEIGH SB DESIGNS.


Here is my piece for Day 1 - a Steampunk Poe clock that I made from an old CD and the base is a disk from an angle grinder :-D
I made the cog shapes from card and used bits of old chains. The roses I hand made using Duct Tape.





Leigh has drawn a fabulous new Poe themed design called, " The Winter Raven " is now available in her Etsy Boutique. Click on the Badge below to go there.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns


Also check out her 2018 Poe collection which is now on sale!
There is also a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

I have bought the new WINTER RAVEN image this morning so I will hopefully be colouring her up for a new project in the next couple of days :-D

Thanks for POE-pping in and thank you for any comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxx



Monday, 14 January 2019

IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES 250 FOLLOWERS FLASH PRIZE

Yippee - we have reached 250 Followers over at IKEsWORLD Challenges so I have a Flash CANDY Prize to give away.
All you have to do is be an IWC Follower, Post the Candy on your Blog/Page and leave me a suitably slushy comment on the IWC page,  and I will draw a Winner from the comments on 1st FEBRUARY 2019. ( please don't Follow and then disappear after the draw, as that is very sad)




Nestabilities Enhancing Elements Dies - Gold Rounds One


There is CANDY over at our CATS ONLY CHALLENGES too.


Thank you for Following and for all your kind comments. xx

Sunday, 13 January 2019

I LUV BOOKS

Hello crafting Peeps and happy Sunday,
I am taking a bit of crafting time today.
I must say that I love books and always find joy in the fact that I have the ability to read. I really love the smell of old bookshops :-D
I saw a great Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and decided to use one of my own digis that I have never coloured up and used before. I drew it as a commission for one of my DT Girlz and I never really realized how complicated it was to colour hahahaha
It is called " THE BOOK DEN ".
Here is my card and I have set the image on a picture of an old crusty book :-D


I coloured it using Spectrum Noir Markers, and found a great quote on the Web.
You can buy this digi at IKEsART.

Challenges I am entering:

Crazy4Challenges C4C466 - Humorous Card


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

GETTING INSPIRED

Good morning Peeps,
It's pretty chilly here and this morning I could see snow right up on top of the very highest mountains !!!!   We haven't had any of that since 2004 !!  They had snow on Kos yesterday - it doesn't usually come this far down :-(

I am here today to tell you that I am working on the DT for ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS. :-)

Artistic Inspirations

The first Challenge of this year is #211 and we are being Sponsored by FABRIKA FANTASY.

I chose to work with " COFFEE MOUSE ".
I coloured him with pencils and paper pieced his trousers using the same patchwork paper that I used for the background, only I resized it to make it teeny :-)
I picked up the quote from the internet.
He was cut using a stitched rectangle and then layered onto red card.



Thank you for popping in today and I hope you stay warm and cozy :-D

This was 2004





Friday, 4 January 2019

FIRST OF THE NEW YEAR

Hello Peeps and Happy New Year to you All.
I am here with my first card of 2019.
I found a new Challenge site which is focusing on getting our Christmas cards ready for this year - I always panic at the last moment for my own as I get lots of commissions for cards then ! :-D
The new site is at JUST A DOTTY PUDDING and Challenge #1 is RUDOLPH & FRIENDS.
I got a lovely new stamp set in my little Greek copy shop just before Crimbo so I have used that.
I stamped and scanned the deer so that I could 'flip' him the other way to fit with my trees.




Here is my stamp set........


It's rare to find stamps or anything much crafty here on my little Island so I was pleased to see this... even if it was rather expensive :-(

Anyhoo, I am off to make something else now.
Have a great crafting year and thank you for visiting.
Don't forget there is Blog CANDY over at the SUYP Cats only Challenge :-D


Challenges I am entering;

Just a Dotty Pudding Challenge #1 - Rudolph & Friends    18/1
Patti's Creations Designs Challenge #154 - Snowy Days/Nights  31/1
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #182 - Snow Much Fun  16/1
Little Red Wagon Challenge #478 - Something New   10/1
Simon Says Weds Challenge - Something New  11/1