Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas with Penny Black

Morning all today is the last challenge of this year over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges 
and for this Challenge we are being Sponsored by Penny Black

and  the prize are these beautiful Stamp sets

Our Theme this week is "Here comes Christmas Day" and this is my take on it

The Image is stamped, onto brown card, with flitter glue and then Gliding flakes have been applied

I then layered it onto card that had been covered with the same gliding flakes, this was then layered onto a cream embossed layer. All corners were rounded using a decorative punch. A bow and bell was added to the top left hand corner
And three gold disc's topped with beads were added to the top right hand side

The card was finished with a computer generated sentiment.

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:

I really hope you come to play along at TTPH

Hope you have a great day 
Nicola x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas is Coming

Good morning all I can not believe it's December already where has this year gone???? Challenge time at Through the Purple Haze Challenges  it's a double team challenge again this week we are sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K  for Team A   And Craft all day for Team B. This weeks theme is 

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please add your christmas crafty makes and win some lovely stash!

Prize: Goody Bag

Prize: 3 Digi Stamps

 I chose the lovely  Ice Skate Kate 
I coloured her with Pro markers 
Hair: Shale, Cinnamon and Satin
Skin: Pastel Pink, Dusky Pink and Satin
Eyes: Cobalt Blue and Cyan 
Jumper: Berry Red, Indigo Blue,Cobalt Blue, Denim Blue
Jeans:  Indigo Blue,Cobalt Blue, Denim Blue
Skates: Cool Grey 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 
Ear Muffs and TuTu : Ice Grey 4 and 2 at the bottom to give shade 

I made an A6 size Easel style card 


The Papers I used were from Papermania At Home for Christmas Range and I embellished it with a holographic die cut Holly  a large button from my stash and the stopper has two rows of crystal gems to add an extra bit of bling
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by today I can't wait to to see all your fab creations on TTPH
Until next time 
Nicola x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Hi All its Monday so it is time for another challenge Through The Purple Haze Challenges this week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs the theme is Pinks, Purples or Reds and the winner receives 4 images from Sassy Studio
I got to work with Red hot Honey and this is what I made..... I coloured her with 
promarkers the colours I used were Burgandy, Rose Pink and Blossom for her dress and coat. Her hair was using Shale, Henna and Cinnamon. and her skin was coloured with Dusky pink Blush and Ivory.                                                                  
The Card is an A5 portrait card in white 
with Black satin ribbon, diamantes, feathers and a decal cut from mirri card using a spellbinders die 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Looking forward to seeing all your creations over at TTPH
Thanks for stopping by today
Until next time 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Double Team Challenge at TTPH Challenges

Hi All, it's another Double Team Challenge over at TTPH
and This week we are sponsored by stitchy bear stamps and floppy latte designs
Prize $10 worth of Digi stamps
Prize $6 coupon

The Theme is Anything Goes

Here is what I made

This was a really fun image to work with so I decided I wanted to put it on to a card that was a little bit different to your standard card so I made a Joy fold Card

 The basic card is made from a single A4 sheet cut in half to give you 2 A5 pieces of card, the first fold is scored at A5 on cardmaking score board and the second fold is a standard A6 card trimmed to 10.5 cm to give you a square. I then matted and layered with Red and patterned card each 1/2 cm smaller then the previous. The card was finished with a snow flake die cut and Blitter, 3 smaller Blitters and a tag on a peg which acts as a holder to close the card.

The image was coloured with Promarkers in Grey scale using cool grey 1-5 all over (except for white areas) and his coat and hat Berry red by using the Grey tones under the Red it gives the effect of light and shade without using various red shades, this technique is a really effective way to get depth in your colouring even if your colour options are limited. On his beard and gloves etc I used cool grey 1 & 2 to create some shade.
Thanks for stopping by to day and please visit TTPH and check out the fab creations from all the DT members you can even vote for your favourite!! 
Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful entries in the challenge
Until next time 
Nicola :)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Challenge Time Again

Hi All its Challenge time again over at TTPH.
 This week our sponsor is  crafty sentiments designs and the theme is "Here comes the Girls"
I got to play with the lovely Annabel the witch Stamp.

This is what I created..... It is an A5 Landscape Card 

I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and i used a Combination of 
Dusky Pink

The Image was then Die cut with a scalloped die and Layered on to a panel made from matted and layered card in coordinating colours which have been ripped and inked at the edges to introduce texture.

The floral corsage was made from a mix of spellbinder and sizzix dies and handmade quilled flowers

These were then layered onto a panel of Kraft card punched along the border with a Martha Stewart border punch 

The tree charm was made by stamping onto shrink plastic with stazon ink and coloured on the back with coral promarker then heated to shrink.

I hope you come to play along at TTPH Challenges
I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations 
Thanks for stopping by today 
until next time 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

End of Term for my Crafty Kids

Hi all this week seen another term of crafty kids classes come to an end and I would like to share with you all some photos of what the talented little ladies have been up to over the past 6 weeks.
Each class we make a gift item and a card, some times its an altered piece other weeks we make it from scratch but either way before each class I make the samples and  assemble kits containing all the elements I have used. I then demonstrate how to make the projects and I always tell them that they can decorate as I have or they can choose their own design

  Week 1 we stamped and made an easel style card. 
And we got to play with shrink plastic, making a charm from it

 week 2 we altered notebooks

 Week 3 we altered coffee tins, this project was a huge favourite amongst every one involved.

   Week 4 we made corner bookmarks 

Week 5 we made baskets from scratch 

Week 6 we made Halloween Cup cake toppers and a spooky wall hanging

Thanks for stopping by today until next time 

Monday, 21 October 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges - Double Team Challenge

Hello again I am back to you today with another of my entries for the Through the Purple Haze Challenges Design Team. This week it is a Double team Challenge Which means both teams get to take part and you get to choose which is your favourite creation. So don't forget to visit and cast your vote, no pressure like but I will really appreciate all the support I receive in this my first Double Team Challenge :)

I belong to Team A and this week we are sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo - prize $5 coupon for their Digi store

and Team B are sponsored by 'Little Owl' Candy Bites Workshop - prize mini online workshop ( how cool is that)
The Theme is - Anything goes (with an optional Halloween Twist)

Now on to my creation, I really tried to incorporate the Halloween twist but to be honest I am just not a Halloween Person and I didn't have very much in my stash so it was a struggle and in the end I decided not to go with it at all, but I promise I did try :)

I started off with a plain card board box  
and decided I would transform it into a box to hold cards at a birthday party. 

To begin I used my craft knife and ruler to make the slit in the top for the cards to be posted through then  I covered the top section with Kraft corrugated card. 

 The bottom part was covered with Papermania Home for Christmas Adhesive Fabric on all four sides.
The lip around the top section was covered with red satin ribbon adhered with hot glue gun and finished off on the top and bottom with black and white chevron washi tape.

 I then made the Rosette from 2 pieces of 5x30cm pieces of card joined together and scored on the boxmaker part of my score board, I concertina folded them and adhered them with hot glue onto a large scalloped circle from my xcut scalloped circle nesting dies. I cut 2 more smaller circles for the front from contrasting paper, and finished it off with a red button and 3 red gems.

 The bunting was die cut from my Xcut nesting dies in two sizes on double sided paper, I joined them with silver thread and finished them with red gems.

I really enjoyed making this project, I think it is a really fun way to keep all your cards in one place at your party.
If you have any questions on this or would like to leave a comment please feel free

Don't forget to come over and play along at TTPH Challenges
Thanks for stopping by today