Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Little Miss Muffet Tuesday Time!

It's the second tuesday of the month and I am back with a new GDT Little Miss Muffet Project, and this time I have used Luna Bitterfrost Fallen Angel.


Isn't she awesome!? And great for feather practice, hair practice and skin practice! Really enjoyed doing her pink wings but it did take a while to do. They immediately improved with some pink glittery stickles right at the very end!


It's a simple greeting because I am going to use it for a commissioned card. (Font is Bernadette Rough) The remit for the commission was pink and sparkly, and I already know that they like shoes, so hoping her outfit will appeal too! I love her boots!


Really enjoyed my second guest project for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Luna was such fun to do, plenty of little detail challenges to get stuck in to! Hope my customer likes her as much as I do :) Fancy colouring her yourself? Here she is in the shop!

LMMS has a fab facebook group you know? Why not pop by, join up and have a chat? :) It's also a great way to find out about new releases!




Friday, February 09, 2018

Tyson and Topsy

It's Dr.Digi Friday Time Again! (Did that need to be capitalised?? oh dear, lols) And this is Tyson and Topsy, which I think I won from Dr.Digi's a while back but now I'm on the DT I have a very good excuse to colour them up!


I thought it would also make a cool image for a thank you card!  They are both coloured up in polychromos (think the collar is prolly the best bit!) and I added some glossy accents to Topsy's eyes  and Tyson's nose and some bling from the stash.  Here are a couple of close up of the creatures :)



I haven't made an inner for it yet as I keep having to rephrase the inners when the card gets used, so I many as well leave them blank til they are needed! There's logic in that somewhere! Font is Crazy Girls Blond.


If you'd like to see them in digi format, here you go, and clicking the image will take you to the shop to purchase!

Thanks very much for stopping by! Lots more inspiration for Dr.Digi stamps on the Dr.Digi Facebook Page, click and join ussssss?


Thursday, February 08, 2018

Nobody owns a cat.

It's the eighth of the month so I am here to share my new Little Blue Button DT Pick with you! (Cross post.) I chose "Girl with Kitty" this month and sorry but it's a bit of a cuteness overload! Love this digi, lots of detail to make it interesting to colour and some lovely options for texture!


I coloured her with polychromos as normal and added a quote that I thought went well with the image. It always feels like a privilege spending time with a cat. Well that's what my cat told me :) Font is Fineliner Script.


I was inspired by my friend Fiki for this stamp! So I did pink ombré hair!! :D Fiki always does super colouring on her LBB stamps :) Reminds me to be a bit more creative. I added posca paint spots to her bow and a touch of stickles to her top.

Here she is in the shop if you would like to see what the digistamp looks like?



Bling is from the stash and the background paper was a other freebie from Making Cards Magazine (Am trying to use them up and enjoying some fresh papers to use - I keep trying not to buy new paper, but these freebies dont count, lol!)


Why not visit LBB on facebook and see whats going on and also check out if there are money off offers before you purchase? :)


Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Little Miss Muffet Tuesday!

For the next five tuesdays I have the great honour of being a Guest Design Team Member for Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Was very excited to join the team for a stint and colour in some of the fabulous images! It's going to be hard for me to pick a favourite, but I might be starting with it! Here is Gelsey.


I had seen her once before on my friend Marion's Blog and thought she looked awesome to colour! I also wanted to pick a strong quote or saying for her, and in the end chose "Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Brave Spirit" so I can send it to a friend next time someone needs some strength and support! (Font is Holiday Springs BTN)


I have coloured her with polychromo pencils (on kraft card ) and a tiny bit of white posca pen. I also added Glossy Accents to the beads and some stickles to her tail. Bling/Bubbles are from the stash.


Quite like it when the smooth card under the pencil catches the light and makes her tail look translucent! Wish I could capture that with my own colouring!  Gelsey is in the Little Miss Muffet Shop for just $3, and I definitely enjoyed every cents worth, so many details to focus on and effects to try and create! I pushed myself to go gold with Gelsey, and not fall back on my usual silvery metal effects, I think it gave her a richer look?



Thanks very much Little Miss Muffet Stamps for having me on the team! Project one complete! Excited to share project two next week!


Thursday, February 01, 2018

Happy Day!

Happy 1st of Feb and here is a the beautiful new release digi "Happy Day Anna" from Little Blue Button to welcome in the new month! Are you ready for spring? I am! And Anna seems to have a spring in her step too!


Love the movement in this digi, she was so much fun to colour! Really liked working on her hair and the little dog in his jacket! As normal I used polychromo pencils on kraft, with just a touch of stickles. Here are some close ups.



The background paper and bling are from the stash, and the paper is beyond ancient and it really was time it found it's perfect project, and I think this was it!


The font is Bernadette Rough and I thought it an ideal digi to add a "Just dashing by sentiment".

Thanks very much for reading today's post! If you would like some more info on Little Blue Button Stamps, and to see some of the Design Teams amazing inspirational work, please join us on Facebook or the LBB Blog!




Friday, January 26, 2018

Desmond The Dodo

Welcome back to Dr.Digi friday, actually on a friday!! And am am very happy to share with you Desmond the Dodo!


Took me a while to figure out what kind of card to use him on. Was adding him to a get well soon card a bit harsh? "Get well soon, don't become extinct!" or was adding him to a thank you card and saying "See! Thank you cards aren't extinct!" a bit grumpy?  Then finally, whilst considering colouring him blue I realised he could be a "little bird told me" bird, just a slightly different one from normal! Perhaps you could use the previous ideas for very good friends though and hope they laugh!? (or your worst enemies! lol).



I used polychromo pencils to colour him up and a pop of bling on the backing. The backing paper is from a Making Cards Magazine freebie paper pad. The fonts are Cold Spaghetti, Lobster Two and Breamcatcher. I loved colouring him up using different textures, tho it was quite hard to combo my feather texture with the fur one and it not look bonkers! Really like how his eye came out this time, shall try and remember how I did it!

Here he is in the shop but if you do want to use him, but not the hassle of colouring him up, you can purchase him as a coloured digi too?


Lots more super projects in the facebook group if you want to join up and check them out? Sometimes getting a bit of inspiration can be all you need to get crafting!


Saturday, January 20, 2018

GDT for Sheepski!

Very happy to be doing a spot of GDTing, this time for Sheepski Designs! Was very happy that my robin won the Sheepski Facebook Challenge and I was offered an image for GDTing in Jan!


Here is my card, using the "Freesia Vase" Digistamp from Sheepski Designs. I just took a section of the stamp to work with on the front of my card.


Image is painted and splashed with Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints. I printed the digi slightly paler than the original to remove any harsh lines. I also printed directly onto watercolour paper. I added some yellow stickles to the front of the card.
The font is Honey Script.
I made this as a commission for a friend.

Here is the image in the shop, in full, so you can see how I cropped it. The attention to detail in this stamp is amazing!

I wish the watercolour paper would photograph better! The card looked much prettier in real life. I have a new light to use in 2018, hopefully it will change the hue a little and make the watercolour paper more white and bright! Fingers crossed.

Thank you Andrea for having me on the DT!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thank Ewe!

Welcome to Dr Digi Friday..... on a Wednesday..... ! Oops! And to make up for the lateness here is the delightful Alice the Alpaca from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!


Was this an excuse to do a whole beasts worth of curly hair? Yes... yes it was but... isn't she fabulous??!?? I have secretly had my eye on this digi since her release :)


I used polychromo pencils and a touch of glossy accents on her eyes and nose... and many, many hours, drawing tiny curls :)

I can't really claim ownership of the humour, it stems from this delightful ornament that I purchased because I thought it was an alpaca but the cashier was thrilled to correct me and tell me it was a lamb!


Here she is in the shop if you would like to add her to a card or project? (She's only £2!)


Background paper & Sequins from the stash. Font is Breamcatcher. Lamb Alpaca from Paperchase.(Probably for sale again next Christmas.)

Why not join us in Dr.Digi's Facebook Group to see more stamps and awesome art by the design team? Click the pic!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Cult Pens!

After having made a blog post giving a company a negative review, I thought I should do a positive one and balance out the blog karma!

***this post is not sponsored and is purely my personal opinion and experience***

Recently I have been getting through an extraordinary amount of polychromo pencils. (Less so since the arrival of my new Westcott Ipoint Orbit battery operated pencil sharpener - recommended!).




After trying several places online, my friend Helen recommended Cult Pens to me. When I popped across to compare prices they were cheaper and on that particular occasion had a marvellous 3 for 2 offer on Faber Castell! Although this offer is now over, there often have great offers on you can take part in. (It's a free grip pencil set at the moment! Really nice quality.)

So here is the link to Polychromo Pencils at £1.19 each! 

Also, spend more than £10 and you get free p&p, (Over £15 for the current offer pencil grip offer) and it's same day dispatch so things normally come next day. (And often with a extra free gift too!)

My need to test customer service has been pretty limited. The once I ordered a large amount of white polychromo pencils and they weren't in stock, they emailed me very quickly and told me they were going to hold my order until they had enough to fulfill it in one go. The time I forgot to add the free gift to my basket on check out (it clearly says to do it, I was just being a numpty) they were super polite on email and offered to send it to me anyway, with no extra charge for the p&p. On the main, the service has been so excellent, it really hasn't been necessary to do anything other than order.

The pencils come in a bubble wrap envelope, and unlike other suppliers, I don't often find the core has been damaged. I would prefer a bit more protection to the pencil, seeing as dropping a polychromo can often crack the interior, but even just in a jiffy, they seem to be fine. And as my p&p was free, perhaps expecting more wrapping is greedy!

So review over! If you are a pen geek they have an amazing selection of pens as well as the pencils I visit for. There a quite a few foreign makes of writing/crafting items and... well it's worth a look if stationery shopping makes you happy, like me :)

Online Shopping & Service Score = 10/10


Monday, January 08, 2018

Procaffinating

Back again with another cross post from here to the Little Blue Button Stamps Blog.

I'm always attracted to any digi involving coffee, cos I am a bit of an enthusiast! Coffee and colouring! This time I chose the fabulous "Miss Lilly - Coffee Break" digistamp for my Design Team pick!


I really wanted to try and give her a fun and funky outfit, and struggled a bit with the spotty dress, it was so tempting to do it in one colour and go in afterwards with the posca pen, lol!

The fonts I used are Flange and Franklin Gothic. I saved this definition of "Procaffinating" on Pinterest a while back and thought it was perfect for us coffee drinkers!


She is coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card  and a touch of posca pen on the eye highlights. Didn't add much bling this time, only as accents on the frame. Papers are all from the stash.


You might notice I added her in a Costa coffee cup and straw? I wanted to make it reflect my coffee drinking a bit more! It would be very easy to convert the cup into whatever style you fancied tho!

Click the picture below to check her out in the shop!


Check out the LBB blog to see what's going on at Little Blue Button! There's a whole DT working hard and sharing their creations!

http://lbbstamps.blogspot.co.uk/