Wednesday 31 December 2014

My Favourite makes from 2014

Hi All,

So excited that I actually have enough posts on my blog this year, that I can look through and choose my Favorite makes of the year to join in with Debbie's fav 5 .... I have sneeked an extra 2 in this year !!

Love this one!! .. Image Tiddly Inks, I coloured it during a colouring session and then was so delighted when I found papers that matched perfectly :-)

This is so fabulously girly .... love that dress - image scraperry/Sugar Nellie

I like this one, as I had just learned how to colour dip died hair, and love the whole monochrome look with the tiny splash of colour - Image krista Smith/Sugar Nellie

Not my usual girly image .... but do love it none the less, love the combo of the papers, its so bright and cheerful, think it was well liked by my blogging friends too as it received a lot of comments, on this one. Image - hobbyhouse
Fairly Simple card, but I love how this turned out - Image Saturated Canary

Couldnt resist sneeking a couple of extra's in ..... I so love this image, being a tea Jenny it totally appeals ... again kept the image as the main focus and the details minimal. Image - Saturated Canary

This one is a very different look for me, but something about it just really appeals. I was bought a full set of inktence pencils for my anniversary and this was the first time I had a play with them .... really need to get them out a bit more ... this that may be a goal for 2015!!

As I was looking through my cards from last year the main thing I have noticed is the improvement in my colouring skills. This is down to taking part in the classes over at Kit and Clowder If you love colouring and look at other colourists and think I wish I could colour like that, I can not recommend these classes highly enough, its amazing how quickly they improve your skills. Just as a brief illustration of that I thought I would show you a couple of before's and afters so you can see what a difference it makes:

Here is the my offical one from before and after I took the skin and hair class ... love that I have been taught to do no lines colouring :-)

And these are a couple that I did just for fun as I am working on the clothing class.

This has been a loooong post so thanks for staying with me,
Crafty Hugs to you all

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge - January

Hi All,

I am here with my post for the latest Sugar Bowl challenge. We are starting the challenge early this month.

This image is Krista Smith "Party Frills" - which you can find here I have coloured it up with my copics and added a water colour background I have teamed it up with paper for echo Park and My minds eye. Decided to go for the shabby chic look, so have torn the edges and added a little frantage.

I'm posting this on holiday, and forgot to take my post it note with the copic I used, e.ct .... so will post those details later.

Looking forward to seeing you all the sugar bowl, cant wait to be inspired by you all, as always there is a prize of fabulous Sugar Nellie digi images on offer, so well worth entering.

crafty hugs to you all

Tuesday 2 December 2014


Hi All,

Love this image, this is Octavia from polkadoodles ... I am a bit annoyed with myself I lost my little post it with details of copic's used ... i have mosetly used colours from the BV family, and the hair is from the V family .... with a little W9 to add depth ... the papers are from the depth of my scrap bag ... I have used various die cuts and punches to create the embellies ..... and the background is plain white card embossed with a crafts too embossing folder.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenges:

Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes with Die Cuts
Crafty Creations - Embossing
Moving Along with the times - Inspired by a song " Deep Purple - Peter De Rose
4 Crafty Chick's - Die Cuts
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls