Friday, 30 January 2009
Ths month saw the start of my third assessor and I have really been given a boost. This week I handed in a small batch of assignments and had feeedbake last night. I am make progress again at last, only a little, but progress all the same. I have gone from being 11% complete to 17%! Whoooppeeee!
As well as my feedback I was given another 23 assignments to complete!!! EEK!
With time being a REAL issue, last night I decided to try out a pre-coloured Dottie! FAB, so quick and easy. Thanks Lou!
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
1 of the downloads
1 flower, but it has to be handmade (not a shop bought one, oh no!)
Chuck it all together and see what you come up with!
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
I am working on a little project for Nikki at DewDrop Craftz and have all these ideas floating around. Don't forget you have 'til the end of the month for a chance to win a Flower Girl Stamp, pop along to the DewDrop Craftz blog to find out how!
Lou has just released another fabby Dottie and George download collection and I have an image all printed and cut out, sitting on my desk calling for me to colour it in! you can see a few examples of the Back 2 Front collection here.
Having a few images in need of colouring I was delving through my Prismas when I had this brainwave. I tend to decide on the image I want to use, choose my papers and then sort my prismacolors to match. I ofthen end up with these little scribbles of colour on scraps of card to find the best colour match. So today I took it one stage further.
I had already got myself a basic list of Prismacolor codes and names so I adapted it a little into an Excel spreadsheet and made myself up a colour chart. It won't be complete as there are plenty of colours I haven't got (YET) but I tried to make it as comprehensive as possible at the time I made the origianl list.
Hopefully it will save me a little bit of time trying to colour match.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
I didn't realise there was so much information over there and after a lot of dithering I decided on Lou's Herringbone-Fold Pocket card because it suited a challenge over on Crafts by Carolyn's perfectly too. (Pocketful of Posies!)
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Today I had my only free day, to catch up on housework, paperwork..etc...and I at long last dusted of my crafty mojo and managed a little time for ME this afternoon. I decided to try the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl where you need to;
use three different design papers and three different types of embellishments on your cards! No more, no less. (by types of embellishments we mean, buttons, brads, flowers, ribbons, beads, bling etc)Of course, you can use any amount of 'plain' card stock!
Hope that's Ok!
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Last time I set a challenge for you back at the beginning of December I asked you to use texture, lots of ribbon, lace etc..... The lovely Ruth left a comment that got me thinking!
"Thanks for the challenge, Adele - I'm usually a bit scared of adding too much to my cards so this will be a good opportunity to stretch myself a little!Ruth xx"
For me I have gone to the other extreme almost, I see a blank bit of card and I feel I have to cover it, glitter it, stick a flower on it....whatever...but I need to add that detail. Right, no more waffle and on with the challenge. This week I want your creations to be
No patterned papers, just clean, fresh and simple. I don't want any fuss on our creations this week. You can include any Charmed download, the choice is yours!
It was actually weeks ago I decided on what cahllenge to set (yes I know it's very unlike me to be organised!) but when it actually came down to creating somthing I really struggled. Eventually I used gool old Scruff (Number 4!) on a plain white background embellished with a bit of stitching and some little white blooms!
The rest of the team have come up with some stunners as usual so make sure you pop over and take a look!
Friday, 9 January 2009
On a much more positive note I can happily say that this month I went "into print!" Nikki from DewDrop Craftz approached me a while back to see if I would make a project and do a little write up for Craft Stamper magazine! PANIC!!!!!!
Of course I said yes but I am so not a stamper...I just stamp and colour...I am more of a colourer than a stamper! But I rather nervously set to work and submitted my little card which has a 2 page spread in the February issue out now in the shops! It may not by a great article for a hardened stamper but I am still rather proud of it.
Animal Magic Collection! This vain attempt at organising came in quite handy this week as I have had very little time to even think let alone craft. I took inspiration from the wonderful list that Louly posted on Monday and made a card with the "ave a laugh" challenge in mind. Don't forget, join in with this challenge to get you freebie download image of Scruff in the tub!
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Monday, 5 January 2009
I made this for a challenge over on Crafts by Carolyn where...." We'd like you to create a project using more than one way of adding colour. " I have of course used my beloved Prismacolor Pencils, a dash of gel pens, a coffee bean Brilliance pad to ink the edges and a Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk to ink my Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I must get on, Kay has A Little Challenge going on over on the Toodles and Binks blog and I want to play before time runs out!! I have just the ribbons I rescued from the Christmas Crackers that will be perfect for the job!!