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Monday, 18 August 2014

#55 Photo Inspiration - Nikki Burnett take two!

Hi there!

This week at TTPHC we have a photo inspiration for you!  I was so loving the images that i made two cards for you!


Here it is but don't be alarmed it isn't as hard as you may think! In fact we found it easy lol


Here she is a beautiful mermaid by Nikki Burnette - Arden ....she was lovely to colour and was easy to match up with the inspiration picture...


I loved the blues and greens i chose to colour her in...and for the first time ever i did an unconventional hair colour! yes it green...and it turned out better than i thought it would...

I had a bit of a play with this card i used texture paste and stencil for the background and when dry i used my gilding waxes in about six different colours and blended then burnished them til i was happy with the reult...it looks great on the card and the picture doesn't do it any justice at all!


Just to finish her off i gave her a nice simple sentiment and a little bit of black half pearl bling and then she was done...thanks for dropping in and cant wait to see what you come up with!







#55 Nikki Burnette and a picture inspiration

Hi there!

This week at TTPHC we have a photo inspiration for you!


Here it is but don't be alarmed it isn't as hard as you may think! In fact we found it easy lol


Here she is a beautiful mermaid by  Nikki Burnette - Symphoni....she was lovely to colour and was easy to match up with the inspiration picture...

i have to admit i used a lot of pearls on this one i made them to look like bubbles in some places and i loved the craft time sea shell buttons i added...locked away in my stash but no longer as i used the whole packet nearly! 
I really loved colouring her in especially with all that skin on show...usuall skin is just a little bit here and there but with a mermaid there is a lot of skin so hopefully she looks as svelte as i wanted her too.

Well hope you all enjoy the challenge and look forward to seeing your entries this week!







Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Rick St Dennis at TTPHC


Its another one of those days where blogger decided to NOT post my scheduled blog post and i now have dived in to find out what the hey?

Blogger being blogger i suppose!

This week over at 

Wea re lucky to be sponsored by the awesome Rick St Dennis!  He has the most wonderful images with so much detail that the sky is the limit!


I was lucky enough to get to make the beautiful Autumn Goddess into a card for a special friend


I used papers from my paper stash and decided to keep to muted earthy tones.....i love the orange jewels, ribbon and flower that i added to give the card a bit more 3D quality.
I really enjoyed colouring her and for a change used a variety of orange colours from my Copic collection....a colour that i usually steer clear of as i am always unsure of orange and yellow but i think it turned out quite well to be honest

A slightly closer look at the dig that i coloured.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:








Monday, 4 August 2014

A rather productive day!

Today seems to be a productive day with yet another Aurora Wings digi image.....now if i said i wasnt addicted to these lovely whimsical images i would be telling a huge fat fib!

So here is my second card depicting a Aurora Wings image.....

This lovely image is Whimsical Hydrangea 

 I had a lovely wooden "A" that i decided to make well a bit  more......fairly straight forward the most complicated and time consuming was the image...and i love htese images.

I hope you like what i decided to make?

I would like to enter into the following challenges...









Colouring just for the fun!

Well today i decide to play with another Aurora wings image and i am so in love with these they are gorgeous!

It is lovely just to make a card just because i want to and not because of commitments lol.  I chose to download the freebie Sunflower Sprite for the pixie challenge....Now just in case you have never used or hear of Aurora Wings you can find these lovely whimsical digi's here...


So here is my card showing Sunflower Sprite



Here is a close up .....gosh i loved colouring this lovely digi!  And as always i used my trusty Copics.

I would like to enter the following challenges:








Friday, 1 August 2014

Summerween swap with SBS

I loooove these swaps every four months or so with Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Group!  A lovely mix of ladies from all over the world coming together for a swap and they are always fun swaps!

So you are here at my blog and should have come from Kelli 's blog


Ok would you like to see what my swap partner gave me?

Lucy sent me some great stuff and to be fair i had a hard time dividing it up between myself and Charlie who naturally assumed it was all for him lol



In this pic you can see some plastic skull tumblers, a Halloween muffin tub, a scarf , some skull bubbles, three huge rolls of paper tape and a plastic door frame cover of a skeleton lol


oooo Haribo spooky sweets and some paper pumpkin lanterns...some embossing folders from the mags we tend to read around heres...alphabet rub on's, and feather...i so love feathers!


and i love the frames from hobby craft and the word rub ons!  Beach embellishments from hobby craft...


Needless to say Charlie seized the bucket and spade as well as the monster feet straight away...then we had Halloween banners and stickers that he took on with him as well the monkey!

My favorite would be the Hunky Dory Halloween card and toppers!  And as i explained to Lucy i so wish i opened the package before Charlie came home from school that day....


Here is the lovely card Lucy sent me too!

The blog hop starts at Betty and you just hop from blog to blog having a look at our swaps!

 Betty Roberts


 Corinne Jones

Sheri Loatwall

Kelli Hull

 Anita Blake

Emily Thubbron

 Marie Franklin

 Erin Stephenson

Jackie Randolph

Roz Wolfe

Lucy Gregg

 Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

 Kathy Gillon

 Kelly Halverson

Thanks for looking!






Monday, 28 July 2014

#52 Anything goes with TTPH

Hi there what a wonderful weather we are having...i just came back from a week of camping and it was beautiful weather although a little hot for sightseeing it was just right for water fights!

This week i am announcing my blog hop winner from the TTPH blog hops that we has and this one is the prize for my own blog candy birthday give away!

The winner is Hazel (Dido's) 

Thanks to everyone kind enough to leave lovely comments and joining my blog xx

So email me at blake389@outlook.com with your address details and will get that posted to you!  Many thanks for all your comments and for hopping with us on a daily basis!

Now onto this weeks challenge.....Anything goes.....nice and easy right?

I was lucky enough this week to have a digi from Aurora Wings to play with called 

Japanese Oiran in Kimono Spider Lily (No-Skull Version)  

 Mitzi does some amazing work which is easily incorporated into your cards or blown up as large as you want it to make just as amazing detailed pictures....with lots of detail and the sky is the limit!  I decided to water colour my image with my distress ink pads....which in concept is really easy. All you have to do is dab your ink pad on a tile or craft sheet and add a little water and it becomes a water colour ink!  Which i have never done before so am a  little unsure of the results really.



So i coloured her by using my TH distress ink pads as water colours and this card is really easy to do.....just a case of some paers that were distressed, a piece of purple ribbon and a few lilac half pearls


Oh and a birthday sentiment......not the greatest pics but all i have as i have mislaid my camera....i know where it is i just cant get to it till the car comes back from the garage tomorrow after stranding me at the beach yesterday much to the chortles and delight of my three sons!

Enjoy and thanks for looking!