Sunday, June 28, 2009

2 new cards for graduations

This is the a criss cross card i made using instructions from splitcoast stampers. The papers are Basic Gray and the stamps are woodware 'you did it' stamps. the flourish stamp is one i bought from ebay. I used my copics to colour in the stamps.
Sketch saturday entry - I followed this weeks sketch for this card it took me ages to do but i am pleased with the results.

This is the male graduation card it is the first time I have decorated the inside of the card I enjoyed making this one. Again the stamp is from woodware 'you did it' collection. I coloured the main image in watercolours (dont have the right colour copics for this) and the inside ones with copics.

Friday, June 26, 2009

very excited

I recently bought some copic markers - ok so i say some i bought 36 in a set then realised i needed more and now have over 50 and counting :) anyhow I have been trying and failing to blend or make anything look good until i found the I like markers blog - I was pointed to this blog by a group I am a part of on papercraft planet called copic buzz. I have been trying out some of the techniques and making a little book with all of my attempts in and thought i would show you the Jeans i coloured using two of the techniques i learned on there. Really pleased with these so just thought i would post them :) not sure why they are showing sideways i see them on my pc the right way around but when i put them on here they flip.

Sketch Saturday challenge using copics

Here is another one i did last night with some of my new copic colours. I used the sketch from this weeks Sketck Saturday challenge.
I used R00 and E00 for the skin (I don't have e000 yet)
For the coat i used rv10 and rv02 but struggled to make the area on the right hand side of the coat look right (this is where I imagined the light to be coming from)
I used B05 and B02 for the blue flowers
BV02 and BV00 for the purple flowers
R27 and R29 for the flower that she is holding - i think though that these are too close because you can't really see the difference.
For the hair I used Y06, Y15 and Y00

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge card

This is the first time I have entered this challenge ( I have only just got some of the stamps and love em) Challenge details and my interpretation are shown below.

Challenge 13 – Lilians Sketch
The ‘please include’ option this week is another colour challenge. Please use the colour ‘kraft’ in your design. However, if you have no ‘kraft’ to hand, please feel free to use browns and creams

This was also the first time I have ever used my copics - i think it came out ok but really want to be as good as some of the other people I have seen - I will keep at it but if any one has any tips on how I could do better that would be great :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cowboy Ethan

On August 5, 2004, Ethan Weiman was welcomed into this world, and into the loving arms of his parents, Dave and Alicia Weiman. (I've had the pleasure of working with Ethan's Mom, Alicia, on the My Time to Create Challenge Team).
On June 12, 2009 Ethan's little life left those same loving arms. In his mother's words " Heaven gained the greatest little boy ever".Ethan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in July of 2007. He was a brave, and tough little cowboy! Ethan loved Knock Knock jokes, balloons, and of course, being the true cowboy that he was - horses! His younger sister, Ava just adored her big, brave brother.Pink Cat Studios has designed the Weiman Wranglers digital stamps to honor the life of Ethan Weiman and raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The Cowboy Ethan and Cowgirl Ava digital stamps can be purchased separately for $4.00 each or combined for $6.00. You can read about and purchase the digital download HERE.

Want to win a Pink Cat Studio gift certificate or two??
Lauren Meader and Vicki Garrett are both generously offering the chance to win some moola to buy PCS stuff. Lauren's is a card making challenge using the new digi stamps and Vicki's involves helping to spread the word about our fundraiser. Thank you so much ladies for your generosity!Please visit Lauren's and Vicki's blogs to read about how you can win.Info About Digital StampsTracey Cuccia has created a very informative tutorial on how to use digital stamps. Check out her tutorial that will be posted on her blog on Tuesday.
I hope you'll join me in honoring this amazing little boy's much too-short life and helping his loving family to make another ill child's final wish come true by purchasing this stamp set. Even if you have no intention of using the set, the funds will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Ethan's honor.
Here are a few more links if you'd like to read more about Ethan, his family, and this wonderful cause:Ethan's Mom Alicia's Blog Weiman Caring Bridge Site Foundation - Illinois Chapter

this would have been my entry to the sugarbowl challenge

but i didn't read the part about having to have a particular colour so it doesn't qualify. Posting it anyway though i think it looks nice it will be given to my little sister for her birthday in July :) this si the first time I have used one of these stamps and I love them.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fathers day card

This is the fathers day card I made for My father in law, i would have prefered to do a card with a stamped image but i realised that I don't have any male stamps they are all female oriented - i suppose I will hve to go shopping.

Fathers day box

I have just finished this little box it is for putting in the photo frame I got my dad for Fathers day - I thought it might be more interesting than wrapping it up :) This is the first time I have coloured anything with copic markers, there isn't any shading involved as I don't have enough close match colours to shade with - fear not though I have more on the way :) The stamps are penny black and the letters were stamped using See D's Alphabet.

I made this thank you card for my work to say thanks for our wedding present. Another forever friends stamp - i love these :) the papers are Laura Ashley velvet love songs .

mothers day card forever friends

I made this card for one of my friends for mothers day. Using the forever friends stamps which I water coloured. Again I used the cuttlebug for the back panel.

Mothers day cards

This is a mothers day card I made this year. I coloured the stamp with water colour pencils. I also used the cuttlebug to make the pattern on the strip at the top.

my valentines card for my then fiancee (now husband)

I really enjoyed making this card - the layout is based on a card i saw in a craft shop once

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Halloween birthday card

I had great fun making this card. It was for one of my collegues sons birthdays. As I am sure you can tell his birthday was right near halloween. The stamp is a magnolia stamp - I got the hat from an embelishment kit i got from my mum for Christmas a few years back but had never used. I thought that the white angel hair paper when really well against the dark background for this card. The text was a free download from online printed off on my pc.

I love this image i don't remember what the stamp is called but would really like to find it again i got a couple of stamped images of this in a swap I did a long time back so have been using them carefully :)

This is a 21st birthday card I made for one of my sisters Uni friends. Another Penny black image coloured with water colour pencils. I made the background paper myself with a See D's flower stamp which I stamped all over a piece of white card and then coloured each one in.

Another christmas card

This is another christmas card from last year. I love this little stamp - I have no idea what she is called though I borrowed her from a friend and haven't been able to find her since :(

Christmas card

This is a christmas card I made for an order last christmas. The stamp is one froma set of See D's that I bought 2 christmases ago. I took the ribbon from a set of Pajamas I bought from La Senza :) at christmas they come with all sorts of beautiful wribbon wrapped around them. I heat embossed the sentiment (also from a see d's set) and used Mirri card to mount.

This is one of the first ever images that i couloured with my water colour pencils. It was for my Father in law to say thank you for putting in our new bathroom. I love the stamp it is from one of the penny black clear stamp sets.

This is a quick card I made for my mum and dads wedding anniversary also last year. I really like the colours on this one and the little butterflys were made using butterfly peel offs which i put on the same colour cardstock and curved to make them look like they were flying.

Some of my cards

Right as promised here are a few of the cards I have made - these are spread over the entire time I have been crafting.

This one was abirthday card for my Sister in Law last year first time I used a feather on a card this was. It is a decoupaged image using peel offs for the sentiment.

hello everyone

Hello I am new to making blogs - I read plenty but am struggeling making my own still have to figure out how to put a profile picture on here so any ideas are welcome. :) I am very excited today as I just received my new copic markers - wish I could get started using them tonight but we have my Father in Law and Sister in Law coming over with my little niece - love her to bits she is sooo cute. I will be posting some of my cards on here soon just need to figure out the rest of the page first.