Very Pink And Girly!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Crafting From The Heart!  As always, our theme is Anything Goes, which makes it so easy to play along!  We have some great sponsors again this week – A Day For Daisies and Aurora Wings!

I chose to use G Is For Girl by A Day For Daisies for my DT project.  Believe it or not, I didn’t have a pink and girly card in mind, despite the fact that the image is about all things girly….!  However, this card ended up being a very last minute make – something I hate doing as I prefer to take my time over my makes!  Unfortunately though, events including a garden makeover, a smashed conservatory window and the school holidays all led to this card being made up against a deadline!

crafting from the heart 4 aug 14

All in all, I’m quite pleased with the results though!  The image was so quick and simple to colour – I kept to shades of pink to co-ordinate nicely with the papers and ribbon.  The layout is based around the latest sketch challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, which is such a lovely classic design that I couldn’t resist joining in!

3000 sketch Kraftin Kimmie

Would you believe that I spent more time on the bow than the rest of the card altogether!  The polka dots are only on one side, but I didn’t want to show the plain side on the loops and tails of the bow – I love the way it is only visible at the centre!  Let’s just say, it took several dozens tries to get it just right 🙂

crafting from the heart 4 aug 14 flat

That’s it from me today – I hope you get time to pop over to Crafting From The Heart, where even the quickest makes are welcome!!

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Blue Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangeas are one of my all-time favourite flowers – just to be clear, I have lots of favourites and absolute faves vary depending on day, mood, season…..  But blue Hydrangeas are definitely up there!  Which is why I chose the Hydrangea stamp from Aurora Wings for the new challenge over at the Crafty Girls.

aurora wings 1 may 2014 flat close

I kept the style of the card simple, in order to focus more on the gorgeous flowers.  I coloured the image with Pro-Markers, going back afterward the ink was dry to add in a little definition where needed in the centre of the flowers.  A framed sentiment, echoing the blue hue and a couple of gems finished off this very simple and quick make!

aurora wings 1 may 2014 flat

Make sure you pop over to the the Crafty Girls to have a look at the other DT makes and enter the challenge – the theme is Anything Goes and there are some great prizes from our sponsors QKR and Aurora Wings!

aurora wings 1 may 2014

Mesmerising…..

I have my card for the new Crafting From The Heart challenge to share with you today.  As always, you can choose to play Anything Goes or to use our theme, which is “Flowers” this fortnight.  (Little confession…I forgot about the theme!  I got carried away!) We are very lucky to be sponsored by Aurora Wings and MelJens Designs – I chose to use the beautiful Princess of the Sea for my card, as I fell totally under her spell, and couldn’t look away!

I have to be honest, as beautiful as I find these images, I wasn’t rushing to work with one.  They are so intricately designed, that I couldn’t myself sitting still long enough to focus on colouring one, let alone presenting it in a style that suited it!  I thought these captivating images were about as far away from my comfort zone as possible!!  So, in the spirit of trying new things this year, I set myself the challenge!  And here she is, all coloured and simply presented…

crafting from the heart 17 feb full

I used ProMarkers to colour the image.  Unfortunately, it took three attempts, due to a very juicy marker leaking all over the almost completed image twice (you’d think I’d have learnt after the first accident…!).  My original attempts both had blonde hair, but I’m glad I swapped to brown for the final version as it makes the shells easier to distinguish.  Once coloured, I added Glossy Accents to some of the larger water bubbles and Star Dust Stickles to some of the shells, smaller bubbles and the Princess’s eyelids.

crafting from the heart 17 feb close

I cut the frame on the Silhouette using a pearlescent pale gold card, and popped the image behind.  I added a bow, with two little starfish (that have been hiding in my stash for at least 5 years!) sewn to the centre.

Make sure you head over to Crafting From The Heart to add your creations to the challenge!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Scribble and Scrap – Anything Goes

Craft-Dee Bowz – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – Fantasy (mermaid)

Fairy Tale Challenge – Frame cards

Thanks for reading x

Anything Goes In The Crafty Girls Challenge

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already…  The weeks seem to be flying by at the minute!

Today’s post is for the new Crafty Girls Challenge.  This fortnight we’re sponsored by A Day For Daisies and Aurora Wings and the theme is “Anything Goes”, so a nice and easy one to join in with.

I chose “Babies Smile” from A Day For Daisies.  The image simply reminded me of the early days with my children; I remember feeling like I couldn’t look away, just in case I missed something!  Nowadays, if I look away, trouble usually follows 😉

crafty girls 6 feb 14

I coloured the image with ProMarkers, keeping to a very simple palette, then popped the frame (from the Silhouette store) over the top.  The embossed background was created by embossing the Swiss Dots folder onto some linen marked card.  The striped paper is from a Docrafts paper stack.  Finally, two little white, flower shaped buttons with some pink and white twine tied through.

crafty girls 6 feb 14 flat

I based this card on the current sketch over at From The Heart Sketches:

FTH Sketch052

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

From The Heart Sketches: Sketch 52 (see above)

Divas By Design – Die Cuts

Addicted To Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon – Love

Handmade Harbour – Love

Passion For Promarkers – Spots and Stripes

Thanks for reading x