Monday, 17 March 2014

Challenge #33

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all
Welcome to another challenge over at Through the purple haze challenges
Thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge, once again we were over whelmed by the amazing projects you shared please keep them coming.
This week our theme is Anything goes with an option to Bing It Up and we have two fantasic sponsors
 Digital Delights and Time For Tea Designs
Prize $5

Prize 5 Digis

I got this beautiful digi First date to work with and because we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day here in Ireland today I decided it would be fun to give her an Irish twist

I Coloured the Image using  My PromarkersHair: Henna
Skin: Coral
Pastal Pink
Dress: Cinnamon
Grass Green
Shoes: Primrose
Socks: Cool Grey 2, Blender Pen

 The Shamrocks are made with heart shapes punched from green sparkly paper.

The Flower is made from wired organza which has been ruffled and glued together
with hot glue the centre is a die cut from the same sparkly paper and all finished off with some bling

Challenges I wold like to enter this card into are :
connie can crop Green with envy
one sweet challenge We all scream for green
cagi challenge St. Patrick's Day
glitter n sparkle challenge Include some green/ St. Patrick's Day
craft for the craic Something that includes green

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy however you spend today
Until next time

Monday, 10 March 2014

Challenge #32

Good morning all first off I would like to say "Thank you" to everyone who stopped by during the past week and a special mention to those of you who left comments, I really appreciate getting feed back on my work, or even if its just a quick hello, it's nice to know that people have taken the time to visit my blog. 

We were thrilled with the amount of entries we had for last weeks challenge over 90 beautiful projects, our job choosing our favourite is becoming near on impossible, in a good way of course :)

Prize 5 images
DT Prize
This week at Through the purple haze challenges we have a double team challenge and we are very lucky to have two fantastic sponsors  who both gave us images to work with so we've had a very busy week indeed with lots of fab creations from our DT

For my Milk Coffee card I got the beautiful Fairy queen stamp to work with and this is what I made with her

I coloured the image using Promakers in sepia tones the colours I used were
  • Dress - Shale
  • Cinnamon
  • Dusky Pink
  • Satin
  • Hair - Shale
  • Primrose
  • Vanilla
  • Skin - Dusky Pink
  • Blossom
  • Ivory
  • Blender pen
  • Gold Gel Pen for wand and crown

The card is an A6 cream card layered with brown card and the top layer is embossed with a floral embossing folder. I handmade the large white flower the others are from my stash as is the ribbon and bling  The sentiment is from crafts u print.

Challenges I would like to enter this card in to are:
The abc-challenge - G is for girls
Bearlymine-challenges. - One for the girls
cardsgalorechallenges - Use a stamp or digi
Ilovepromarkers. - One for the girls

My second card is made from a free printable  from Crafts u print this link will take you to the four free sheets they have available for everyone to download so be sure to visit them.  

When you download the sheet it is full A4 size with decoupage elements and sentiments. The beauty of this type of crafting is you can resize and use as you desire. I shrunk it right down to make a topper from it and added Music note punch outs and layered it onto contrasting coloured card

The card base is DL size white card which has been matted and layered with a wine coloured card and white and purple floral card (both from Payper box). I used a papermania multi punch to add the corner detail and I  finished the card with a purple coloured wide ribbon and bow. 

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are :
Bearlymine-challenges - One for the girls
Treasuredtimesrubberstampschallenges - Anything goes with lots of layering

Thank you for visiting today and don't forget to stop by the main Blog for more fantastic inspiration from my fellow DT
Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 3 March 2014

Challenge #31

Good morning all I am back today with another challenge from Through The Purple Haze Challenges
This week we are sponsored by KennyK who have kindly offered a prize of 3 Digi stamps for one lucky winner our theme this week is "Use a Digi" I was given this Gorgeous stamp to play with and this is how I coloured her using my Pro markers

The colours I used were
 Hair - Cool Grey 5
Cool Grey 4
Cool Grey 3
Cool Grey 2
Cool Grey 1
 Skin - Pastel Pink
Cheeks - blossom
Lips - Maroon
Berry Red
Eyes - Cobalt Blue
Denim Blue
Indigo Blue
Blender Pen

The card is a basic 15cm square card and I added layers of paper and embossed card to introduce texture 
The side border was inked and a ribbon added.  The stamped image was cut and adhered using foam pads and the diamante swirls were from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter into are :

Thank you for stopping by today please pop over and check out what the rest of the DT have made on the blog and maybe you will enter your own creation
Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Challenge #30

Good Morning All
Today we have a new challenge starting over on Through the purple haze challenges 
and this week we are sponsored by Derwent 

Our theme is use a "Pencil Coloured or Drawn Image"
And the prize for one lucky winner is a Creative Card Pack
So get your pencils out and get colouring!!

Firstly I would just like to say I have never coloured with Colouring Pencils before, bar a brief trial of water colour pencils a couple of years back, so this was a real challenge for me but one I thoroughly enjoyed and I will definitely try again. 
I only had ordinary colouring pencils but I was unsure how to use them so I turned to my good friend "google" to get some well  need advice and I soon discovered that I would need Low Odor Mineral Spirits and  a Paper stump as far as I knew I didn't have either of them to hand so I needed to find some alternatives upon further investigation I realised that White Spirits would so the job just as well and I came across This tutorial on how to make your own Paper Stump.
So I stamped my image, from Craft works Cards, in black staz-on ink onto super smooth white card and I began colouring, I used 7 pencils in total 
2 Shades of Green
2 Shades of Blue

I began laying down the colour in the darkest areas and blending with the white spirits and the paper stumps, continuously adding shading as I went along. I was very pleased with how my image turned out considering it was my first time to use this technique. 
 Below is the finished card after I added the Pencil coloured image
The base of the card is a purple 15 x 15 cm square card, the Patterned Paper is from a set I received free with a magazine, this was matted and layered onto purple card and finished with a Wide organza ribbon/bow and a diamante swirl from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
A Gem of a challenge Spots and Strips
Treasured times rubber stamps challenges Anything goes with layers
Chocolate coffee cards Teddy Bears

Please stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the fantastic project by my fellow DT 

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Challenge # 29

Morning all its challenge time again over at Through the purple haze challenges this week our theme is Embossing and our prize of £10 coupon is sponsored by My mums craft shop

I decided to use my Glittergirls Bookatrix Embossing board to make the card base

I embossed several layers in white black and Art Deco paper from Papermania
the image is also a Papermania Stamp which I stamped on to white card and coloured using my promarkers

Hair: Shale
Skin: Pastel Pink 
Cool Grey 5,4,3,2,1

After colouring I used Sakura green gel pen to highlight the feathers on the ladies dress and her head piece 
I also used versamark pen and enchanted gold embossing powder on the same areas.

After cutting out the image I covered it completely with embossing ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.

To finish I used Diamante Flourishes, Spellbinder die cuts, Ribbon and Roses

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
crafting when we can challenges Lots of bling
The squirrel and the fox Love
Lothian crafts Love using your dies

Thanks for stopping by today and please pop over to TTPH and see the fab creations from my extremely talented teamies

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Challenge #27

Good morning all challenge #27 is starting over Through the purple haze 
This week our theme is "Love is in the air" and we are sponsored by the lovely 
We got a choice of digis to choose from and I chose the adorable Bubble bath Sassy

And this is what I made

The image was coloured with Promarkers
Skin : Pastel pink
Hair: Cinnamon 
Eyes: Cyan, sky blue
Bath: Cool grey 5,4,3,2,1 and blender pen
Bubbles: Cool Grey 3,2 and blender pen

The card is a purple colour side step card and the background card is white with purple  flowers both from Payper Box, the layer of card the digi is sitting on is white pearlesant paper with has been put through a bubble embossing folder which had been lightly inked with purple ink, then clear embossing powder was added and heated to give a slightly wet like effect

I highlighted the bubbles by using a versamark pen and heat embossing with clear embossing powder

The card was finished with a computer generated sentiment, a small handmade bouquet of flowers,
a Purple Ribbon and some diamantes from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
That craft place -Valentine/Love
cards galore challenges - Gem/ glitter/candy/bling
doodle pantry blog. - Any digi goes
the crafting cafe - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by today and please take a trip over to TTPH to see the fab creations from my fellow DT members and perhaps you will even enter into the challenge

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 20 January 2014

TTPH Challenge #25

Good morning all we have a new challenge starting over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges today
and this week the theme is Pick your Favourite Colour

We are lucky to have two fantastic sponsors 

Prize: 4 Digi's 
Prize: $12 Coupon

so the lucky winner is in for a lovely treat.

The design team had a choice of four digis from Delicious Doodles to choose from 
And I picked quiet contemplation to work with 
And this is what I made with it

Because our theme this week was "Pick you favourite colours" I decided to colour the digi stamp using my favourite colours to colour with, Grey scale with a dash of Red, for this I used the following Promarkers

Skin tone Satin
Blender Pen
Cool Grey 5
Cool Grey 4
Cool Grey 3
Cool Grey 2
Cool Grey 1
Burgundy and 
Berry Red

You can't really tell from the Photo but the image is printed onto a textured pearlescent paper as I felt that this added to the oriental feel of the card, after colouring I used Cosmic Shimmer "Autumn" Twinkles glitter to highlight the flower in her hair and the Tassel on the umbrella 

I wanted the image to be the main focal point on the card so I kept the embellishments to a minimum using only a ribbon, bow and two heart pins from my stash.

The image is matted onto silver/grey paper and layered onto textured oriental paper from my stash.
 I rounded the corners with a corner punch.
Card is a 15cm square 

Challenges I would like to enter this card into 
time 4 scrap - Chinese New Year
my sheri crafts - Use a Digi
scrap bitz copics - Texturize it
one stitch at a time  - Use a Digi
hobby cutz challenges - Lots of Layers

Thank you for stopping by today 
Please hop over to TTPH to see the rest of the fab creations from the DT 
and don't forget to add your project to the challenge 
Until next time
Nicola xx

Monday, 13 January 2014

Through The Purple Haze Challenge #24

Good Morning all
It is all systems go over at Through The Purple Haze Challenges with our first challenge of 2014
and to start us all off it is an Anything Goes, Double team challenge so everybody is taking part 

Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful crafty sentiments designs and they are offering 3 of their beautiful Digi stamps to the winner of the challenge.

The  design team had a choice of some really sweet digis to choose from and I chose He Love Me and this is my creation 

I wanted to try something different with this project 
After printing the digi I coloured her with my promarkers using
Skin : Dusky Pink Blush and Satin
Hair :Cinnamon Shale and Henna

                                                                        Then I printed her again                                                                                                    this time onto patterned paper                                                                                       from my stash,                                                                                                    and I could fussy cut her dress and                                                                             shoes                                                                                                                        I stuck them on top of the                                                                                       original stamp with my glue pen

I wanted to keep the overall look of the card delicate so I stuck to cream embellishments and
a pink ribbon and button. The butterflies are die cut using a Sizzix die and then embossed layered and finished with gems.

The corner decal is cut from a Joy Crafts die and again finished with gems.
To finish I have used an Xcut multi punch to make the oval mat she is sitting on, the cream boarder across the centre and to decorate the two right hand corners

Thanks for stopping by today and please do pop over to TTPH 
to check out all the fantastic project from my very talented Teamies 
And of course to enter into this weeks challenge 

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Keepsake Cards

Hi All just a quick post from me today to share with you a couple of cards I made this week I am a loving using my Keepsake Embossing Boards at  the moment and both cards were made using the Bookatrix and  the Mini Boox boards. I did however come out of my comfort zone on these as I used elements that I would normally use on my cards, Decoupage and Peel offs, but I have to say I am very happy with how both turned out.

The first Card is a classic Bookatrix style card and is for a Ruby Wedding anniversary this comes in a matching box

The Second card is for a little boy's First Birthday and is an easel style the image is a Decoupage Forever Friends Bear and he is layered on to the Mini Boox.

Thanks for stopping by today
Nicola xx

Monday, 6 January 2014

Through The Purple Haze Challenges Blog Design Team Secret Santa Blog Hop

Good Morning all Today I am taking part in another Blog Hop with the Through the Purple Haze Ladies This time we are sharing photos of the gifts we received from our Secret Santa
 If you would like to follow the blog hop the starting point is Here

And the order we are following is below

Now on to my goodies.... my original Secret Santa parcel got lost in the post and didn't arrive by the expected date so a very kind Angel stepped in and arranged for another parcel to be sent to me, Just so I wasn't left out I think that this was such a lovely gesture considering it was nobody's fault, just one of those things, so thank you again to my Special Secret Santa I am very grateful for the lovely gift you sent me. I was away over Christmas and New Year so I only got to open my parcel on Saturday evening and haven't had the chance to "play" with any of it yet but needless to say I am really excited and can't wait to get making and I promise you will be the first I show it to ;)
All my Lovely Goodies :)
Glittered and layered stickers
Me to you stamp

Craft works cards Stamp set

Felt butterfly embellishment

Bead embellishment
G45  "Place in Time" 6x6 paper pad and chipboard tags


Ribbons and bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to hop on over to the Lovely Pam
Until next time 
Nicola xx