Friday, 19 October 2012

ABC with pink over at Jellypark Friends

It's challenge time over at Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog and the theme is ABC with pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.

As I am in group 2 we got to work with the new releases and oh boy there's a bumper batch of them today.

Claire was approached by a magazine recently and asked to create some Christmas images for an article about Jellypark :o). The design team got busy creating beautiful samples (I couldn't get involved this time so the lovely Lisa stepped in for me and made 2) and they will be included in next week's edition of Papercraft Essentials magazine.

I chose this little fellow to work with and I think he will be making an appearance on all of my Christmas Cards this year he is so cute.

With an image as gorgeous as this you don't need much to go with it, I coloured it and raised it up with sticky pads. For the background I ripped some black card, stamped a sentiment on it and dotted it with a white gel pen. I used some white glitter card at the bottom, quick, simple, but effective.

Happy Crafting.
Mel :o) x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

She packed light!

Hey peeps, Happy Tuesday :o)

I noticed over at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog that the latest challenge is a colour inspiration one and they are using my most favourite thing ever, a colour seeds chart :o)

If I see a challenge with a colour seed chart on it I have to take part.
I started by saving the pic to my compy and then I colour dropped the colours into my graphics package so that I could be sure that I was matching perfectly. I then tried to find appropriate pro markers.

I chose the "pack light" image to work with, don't you just love her she is Gorgeous with a capital "G."

All of the embellishments are digitally drawn by me to match the theme and the palette, I love creating things digitally, makes them unique which I love :o)

I adore how she turned out and she's definitely a girl after my own heart, just ask my OH :o)

I used the two grey shades for one of the suitcases and the deep red/brown for the other case. I love spicy shades so I had a great time with the oranges. I decoupaged some of the clothes and the handbag, I also used some glazes on the luggage label and bag. I struggled a bit to match my pens perfectly to the green/blue colour but I managed to incorporate it in the flourish down the left side.

Roll on the next design seed challenge. 

I've got to get back to my decorating now booo, it's almost as evil as housework really, but I've given myself a deadline for finishing it, so it's my own fault lol.

Oh and by the way over at =>this blog=< the amazingly generous Donna has a mega blog candy offer going on until 30th November.
Check it out!!!!!

Happy Crafting
Mel :o) x

Friday, 12 October 2012

Midway reminder "In the Pink" over at Jellypark Friends

I've got that Friday feeling, whoop love Fridays 2 whole days at home with the kids and hubby.

I posted last week about the latest challenge over at Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog it's called  "In the Pink" we already have lots of entries for the challenge which is fabulous, there's always room for a few more though.

I got crafting this week as I have lots of Birthday Cards to make for my daughters friends. As you can imagine pink is featuring a lot in these creations. I keep hoping at least one of the girls has a favourite colour other than pink, though apparently not lol. 

I made this one for her friend Nat, I hope she liked it, I know my little one thoroughly enjoyed Nat's party on Tuesday :o)
I adore this image, she is available =>here<= from the wondeful Jellypark Store.

There's also a super freebie digi image available over on the Challenge Blog right now from the wonderfully generous Claire.

Happy Crafting Folks
Mel :o) x

Friday, 5 October 2012

"Pink it up" over at Jellypark Friends Friday challenge

Hello peeps and a very happy Friday one and all.

It's challenge time over at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge blog and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we want you to "Pink it up".

We can't wait to have the blog covered wall to wall in your beautiful pink creations.

My DT card is using a lovely quite recently released image which is available here
I used some pretty pink satin ribbon and wooden flowers to decorate. She's coloured in with promarkers (I made a new home for my promarker collection this week, they are all beautifully organised now :o) ) and I used some glossy accents on the balloon.
The papers are a download that I purchased from Jessica Sprague.

There are 2 fabulous new releases available from today including a ribbon image which Claire created especially for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all the proceeds from sales of the 2 images will got to charity.

Happy Crafting.