Monday, 20 January 2014

TTPH Challenge #25

Good morning all we have a new challenge starting over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges today
and this week the theme is Pick your Favourite Colour

We are lucky to have two fantastic sponsors 

Prize: 4 Digi's 
Prize: $12 Coupon

so the lucky winner is in for a lovely treat.

The design team had a choice of four digis from Delicious Doodles to choose from 
And I picked quiet contemplation to work with 
And this is what I made with it

Because our theme this week was "Pick you favourite colours" I decided to colour the digi stamp using my favourite colours to colour with, Grey scale with a dash of Red, for this I used the following Promarkers

Skin tone Satin
Blender Pen
Cool Grey 5
Cool Grey 4
Cool Grey 3
Cool Grey 2
Cool Grey 1
Burgundy and 
Berry Red

You can't really tell from the Photo but the image is printed onto a textured pearlescent paper as I felt that this added to the oriental feel of the card, after colouring I used Cosmic Shimmer "Autumn" Twinkles glitter to highlight the flower in her hair and the Tassel on the umbrella 

I wanted the image to be the main focal point on the card so I kept the embellishments to a minimum using only a ribbon, bow and two heart pins from my stash.

The image is matted onto silver/grey paper and layered onto textured oriental paper from my stash.
 I rounded the corners with a corner punch.
Card is a 15cm square 

Challenges I would like to enter this card into 
time 4 scrap - Chinese New Year
my sheri crafts - Use a Digi
scrap bitz copics - Texturize it
one stitch at a time  - Use a Digi
hobby cutz challenges - Lots of Layers

Thank you for stopping by today 
Please hop over to TTPH to see the rest of the fab creations from the DT 
and don't forget to add your project to the challenge 
Until next time
Nicola xx

Monday, 13 January 2014

Through The Purple Haze Challenge #24

Good Morning all
It is all systems go over at Through The Purple Haze Challenges with our first challenge of 2014
and to start us all off it is an Anything Goes, Double team challenge so everybody is taking part 

Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful crafty sentiments designs and they are offering 3 of their beautiful Digi stamps to the winner of the challenge.

The  design team had a choice of some really sweet digis to choose from and I chose He Love Me and this is my creation 

I wanted to try something different with this project 
After printing the digi I coloured her with my promarkers using
Skin : Dusky Pink Blush and Satin
Hair :Cinnamon Shale and Henna

                                                                        Then I printed her again                                                                                                    this time onto patterned paper                                                                                       from my stash,                                                                                                    and I could fussy cut her dress and                                                                             shoes                                                                                                                        I stuck them on top of the                                                                                       original stamp with my glue pen

I wanted to keep the overall look of the card delicate so I stuck to cream embellishments and
a pink ribbon and button. The butterflies are die cut using a Sizzix die and then embossed layered and finished with gems.

The corner decal is cut from a Joy Crafts die and again finished with gems.
To finish I have used an Xcut multi punch to make the oval mat she is sitting on, the cream boarder across the centre and to decorate the two right hand corners

Thanks for stopping by today and please do pop over to TTPH 
to check out all the fantastic project from my very talented Teamies 
And of course to enter into this weeks challenge 

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Keepsake Cards

Hi All just a quick post from me today to share with you a couple of cards I made this week I am a loving using my Keepsake Embossing Boards at  the moment and both cards were made using the Bookatrix and  the Mini Boox boards. I did however come out of my comfort zone on these as I used elements that I would normally use on my cards, Decoupage and Peel offs, but I have to say I am very happy with how both turned out.

The first Card is a classic Bookatrix style card and is for a Ruby Wedding anniversary this comes in a matching box

The Second card is for a little boy's First Birthday and is an easel style the image is a Decoupage Forever Friends Bear and he is layered on to the Mini Boox.

Thanks for stopping by today
Nicola xx

Monday, 6 January 2014

Through The Purple Haze Challenges Blog Design Team Secret Santa Blog Hop

Good Morning all Today I am taking part in another Blog Hop with the Through the Purple Haze Ladies This time we are sharing photos of the gifts we received from our Secret Santa
 If you would like to follow the blog hop the starting point is Here

And the order we are following is below

Now on to my goodies.... my original Secret Santa parcel got lost in the post and didn't arrive by the expected date so a very kind Angel stepped in and arranged for another parcel to be sent to me, Just so I wasn't left out I think that this was such a lovely gesture considering it was nobody's fault, just one of those things, so thank you again to my Special Secret Santa I am very grateful for the lovely gift you sent me. I was away over Christmas and New Year so I only got to open my parcel on Saturday evening and haven't had the chance to "play" with any of it yet but needless to say I am really excited and can't wait to get making and I promise you will be the first I show it to ;)
All my Lovely Goodies :)
Glittered and layered stickers
Me to you stamp

Craft works cards Stamp set

Felt butterfly embellishment

Bead embellishment
G45  "Place in Time" 6x6 paper pad and chipboard tags


Ribbons and bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to hop on over to the Lovely Pam
Until next time 
Nicola xx

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy Birthday Anita

Hi All... 

Today us Hazelnuts over on the through the purple haze challenges Design Team, have been a little naughty and have organised a secret blog hop to wish our wonderful
Co-ordinator Anita a very Happy Birthday.
This is the card I made and sent to Anita.

I Hope you have a lovely day Anita and thank you so much for all your hard work on the blog we really appreciate it

The next stop on the Blog Hop is Sian's blog 

Thanks for Stopping by today
Until next time
Nicola xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all 
Happy New Year 
And to thank everybody who stopped by my Blog in 2013, took the time to read my ramblings, look at my crafty makes and leave me a comment.... I really appreciate it very much 

So here's to a Happy and Healthy 2014 for us all.... soon 
Nicola x