Friday, 21 October 2011

Jellypark Challenge Number 8 - Costume Challenge

It's time for Challenge Number 8 over at Jellypark Friends whoopee and this time round it is a "Costume Challenge" what a fab theme given the fact it's almost Halloween.

First though a big thank you to all the entries for our "add pink and a ribbon" challenge I really enjoyed looking and commenting on them, some amazing cards and projects out there in blog land and so inspiring.

For this challenge I haven't made a Halloween card as my other post has one, so I used the gorgeous Jellypark Angel image and came up with this festive theme, inspired by my daughters nativity play last year.

How cute is she? As usual the background is digital and I've coloured the little angel with my promarkers. I glittered her star and crown and after spending a bit of time trying to get a silver effect on her wings I realised that I made my daughters out of tin foil so doh just use that on the wings. I think that's worked really well, don't you just love it when a non craft material just finishes off a project?
Apologies for the photos, still using my phone, must get the camera fixed soon :o(
Happy Crafting.

 Mel :o)

Challenges entered:-
Passion for Promarkers - week 122 - theme stars

Jellypark New Release Images - 21st October 2011

I have a couple of new releases to show you from the wonderful world of Jellypark, available from today in the Jellypark Store. I can't call them spooky as they are way too cute for that. Isn't the pumpkin suit just gorgeous? my daughter had this exact outfit when she was 1. I have photos of my son as count dracula and he looks just like this, that's one of the reasons I love working with Jellypark images so much, with the choice of a pen you can make them look like anyone you like, it's so personal :o).
I thought both images worked  perfectly together but something was missing so I added one of my other  fav Jellypark Halloween images, this adorable witch.
I created the backing paper digitally and added the cat which is from a Jellypark Halloween digi stamp along with the trick or treat bags. I coloured the images with promarkers and cut around them, then raised them up with some silicone glue. The ribbon along the bottom of the easel card has been gathered with a running stitch and attached to some purple net which hasn't photographed very well. I'm still having to use my phone to take photos so not ideal.

I hope you will join us this time round for our "Dress up challenge" over at the Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog and I look forward to seeing what you've all made.
Have an amazing weekend one and all and Happy Crafting.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Can't get that song out of my head now

Over at My mums craft shop challenge blog they have announced a new challenge. I thought it was such a fun idea that I got straight to work making a card. The aim is to create a card or project which "reminds you of a song".
The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Prarie fairy and I have used one of their images on this card, I have coloured it with my almost full collection of promarkers :o)

So do you know which song it is yet................................................

Having to use my phone to take photeeees at the moment so please excuse the quality.

It's Zoom by Fat Larry Band of course, did you get it lol.

This card is entered into the following challenge :-

Friday, 7 October 2011

Jellypark 7th October New Release

Whoopee I have two Jellypark Store new releases to share with you. I think you are going to be pretty blown away by Claire's new images.
It's my son's 10th birthday soon, I am soooo happy as I've now designed his card which will be sporting this fab image. It will be very similar to this one actually as other than the hair colour this could be him, he prefers black jeans to blue and that could be his scooter :o)
I've been playing around with my digital software this time around as I decided to create both my DT cards digitally. Most of the elements in this card are from a Jellypark Scrapbook Kit but I made the pavement and the signpost myself. I also coloured the little fella in by hand with my promarkers.

Secondly ......drum roll please....... OMG how completely gorgeous is this image!!?????

Let's face it we've all either been there or been in a room with someone who has, my gran knitted my dad a jumper one year and we nick named it his "dress" lol. Mum tried to shrink it in the wash but it just kept growing I swear it was alive he he.
I have created a digital background and then coloured the image.  The thing about digital art is, although it's time consuming coming up with a design and then finding or creating the elements, once it's done you've got it there to print off anytime. I can't quite bring myself to go totally digital yet as I love to physically colour in the images with my beloved promarkers. I'm only 16 away from a full set now whoop lol.
Happy Crafting

Jellypark Challenge Number 7 - Pink and a ribbon

Over at Jellypark Friends it's challenge time again and this time around the theme is pink and add a ribbon.

October is breast cancer awareness month which is why I have made this card. I am so pleased to see how supportive blog land is in recognising how important it is to raise awareness of this terrible disease which effects both men and women alike.

I raided my stash for some suitable pink paper, I die cut a centrepiece and ran it through the cuttlebug in an embossing folder, then coloured and cut around the image. The flower embellishments are some gorgy crafty things that my mum brought me back from a trip to Poland. I just added some little pearls to the centre. The Design Team have excelled with their projects this month so don't forget to pop over to the Jellypark Challenge Blog for a look. :o)

I love this image which I bought from the Jellypark Store a while ago, it is so versatile as you can add words digitally, stamp onto the image or if you are lucky enough to have beautiful hand writing you can simply write on it.
Happy Crafting Peeps.
Mel :o)
Challenges entered :-
Party time tuesdays -ptt36 - show us your shapes and/or breast cancer awareness
Jens digi stamps - let's hear it for the girls
Celebrate the occasion - challenge 33
Digistamps 4 joy - challenge 29 - think pink
Craft your passion - challenge 78 - anything goes plus a ribbon
inky impressions - monochrone or breast cancer awareness - first annual link up for pink

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Guest DT Send a Smile For Kids - sponsored by Bee Crafty

This is my second post as a Guest designer over at the Send a Smile for Kids Challenge Blog this challenge which is Fall Colours - Anything goes for Kids,  runs from 1st October until 14th October it is also sponsored by Bee Crafty and they are very generously offering 3 digital stamps as a prize. Again I was fortunate enough to be sent a few images to play with. As soon as I saw this image I knew exactly what I was going to do. "Don't you just love it when a plan comes together".
I decided to go digital with this creation so I made a digital background and then added the image which once printed was coloured with my promarkers. I really wanted the little girl to pop from the card and I believe she does.

I hope you are going to join us for this challenge and a chance to win fabulous images.
Happy World Card Making Day.
Mel :o)

Guest DT at Send a Smile for Kids - Sponsored by Prairie Fairy

This is a very exciting post for me. I was fortunate enough a month or so ago to be placed in the top 3 of a Send a Smile for Kids Challenge, I literally did a dance when I found out, my card is featured in the cool scrolling gallery on the blog and everything lol.
I was delighted to find out that I also got an opportunity to be a guest DT on the challenge blog.
The challenge this time round is Fall Colours - Anything Goes For Kids and it runs from 1st October until 14th October. The very generous people at the Prairie fairy are offering a prize of a $15 gift certificate and I was lucky enough to be sent some glorious images to play with. How cute is she?

I have had this backing paper for ages and was so pleased to be able to use it, the leaves are very special as my mum bought them for me while on a short break in Poland. The image is coloured with promarkers and I have added some gorgeous amber gems which I got from Joanna Sheens online shop. The flower is made up from some autumnal papers which I created digitally and then punched and the sentiment is a sticker which came with the backing papers.

I hope you are going to play along for a chance to win this wonderful prize.
Happy World Card Making Day
Mel :o)

This card is entered into the following challenges:-
Just some lines challenge - its fall y'all, fall color challenge

World Card Making Day

I can't believe there's a World Card Making Day, why have I never heard of it, I make cards I should know about these things :oO

Now that I am aware of it's existence I am delighted to say that the lovely and very generous Claire of Jellypark is marking this splendid occasion with an amazingly fitting freebie image and an extra challenge over on the Jellypark Challenge Blog. We would like to see projects using the freebie image and the very lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in the fantabulous Jellypark Store how cool is that?

I had so much fun with this image, and here's the card I made.
 Loving my easel cards at the mo, this was one of many ideas I had for this image so watch this space lol.
Happy World Card Making Day
Mel :o)