Friday 18 December 2015

Fantastic Birthday

It's now time for a well earned break from crafting but before I go I thought that I would share a card I recently made for my step dad's January birthday, using the brilliant Winston collection by Polkadoodles. The digi is coloured with my Lyra Rembrandt pencils. It was fun building up the fur texture, the printed papers, bow & greeting are also from the Winston collection. I just added some embossed card and ink.... Simples!

If you're a colouring fan why not pop along and share your work with us at Inky Pinkies on Facebook.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone and I look forward to sharing more of my makes with you in 2016. 

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Friday 11 December 2015

Home for Christmas

Morning all. Well we're another week closer to the big day, everyone is getting organised. Yesterday I realised what the day was and that I hadn't created anything for the Inky Pinkies! My organisational skills need a little more work ;-)

I sorted thru my stamps and decided on this little beauty from Premium Art Brands. I coloured it up with my Graph'its (Background 9100, 9101, 9102, 9103, 9104, House, 9400, 9401, 9402, 9403, 5210, 5220, 5240, 7125, blender) and added a bit of extra depth with my Lyra pencils and some sparkle with my Sakura Stardust pen. The background effect was also achieved using my Graphit's on to pearlised card. The cute little fairy lights are also part of the stamp set. I just added the glitter glue to make them sparkle.

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Friday 4 December 2015

Just Coasting

Morning all. I've been so busy of late with my sample making and DT duties I needed to make something quick to share with the Inky Pinkies Colouring Group today and this is what I came up with. A coaster 'for me'.

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I used one of the alphabet digi's from Colour Therapy 1 and coloured it up with my Lyra pencils. The butterflies were coloured using glitter gel pens to add a bit of sparkle. All layered up and put through a laminator.

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Traditional Christmas

It's great to experiment with different types of crafting but now its getting a little closer to the Christmas, 'quick' seems to be the order of the day.

I opted to do a little bit of hybrid crafting for this fortnight's challenge over at Polkadoodles. I used Picknix 3 Nordic Winter and worked out what I needed within my graphics programme.

That way I only printed off what I needed. All I added then was stuff from my crafty stash, in this instance, Gold mirri, gemstones & glue. 

To add a little texture & dimension I used an embossing folder on the large green card & blinged it up with my gold, pan pastels, Foam bads to raise it up a little and job done! One traditional Christmas card!

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it if you'd leave me a comment too x

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Friday 27 November 2015

Lady In Red.....

Morning all, How are you preparations for Chistmas coming along? Any excuse to make another card for me ~ yes I'm that far behind I've not even made all my cards *hangs head in shame* don't even mention presents!

Anyway here is this weeks Inky Pinkies DT project. A card using Ice Queen Octavia coloured up with Graph'it Markers
Skin, 4105, 4120, 4155
Coat & Hat, 5210, 5220, 5240, 9506
Fur, 0000, 9100, 9101, 9102
Boots & Dress, 9500, 9501, 9502, 9503, 9504, 9505, 9506
Hair, 1210, 1230, 1270,1280 with Lyra enhancement, 075, 076, 080, 083.
Her crown and skates are coloured with a glitter, gel pen.

I've added a snowflake embossed background, ribbon, die cut snowflakes and the greeting is from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection. I hope you like it x

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White & One Other Colour

Like most of us this time of year I seem to be up to my eyes in 'stuff' so this weeks mid challenge inspiration over at Polkadoodles had to be something quick. I made the card from one collection. Using shades of brown & white.

The word 'Birthday' in this collection is in png format so I opted to place it on the backing paper and adding the word 'Happy' within my graphics programme before printing. I think that was about the hardest part then just a case of matting and layering the other components. Seriously if you're looking to make quick cards or better still you've never tried to make a card before why not go for something like this? All you really need is a the collection and a printer. Oh and some glue. I added a bit of lace and candi but thats it!

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Friday 13 November 2015

Love it!

Happy Friday everyone. I'm here with my first make for the Inky Pinkies Design Team.

I opted for one of the Ickyink digi stamps and coloured her in with Lyra Rembrandt pencils.

Skin, 030, 031, 032, 082, 087, 001
Eyes, 048, 047, 046, 001
Hair, 084, 083, 082, 080, 076, 075, 002
Outfit, 006, 021, 048, 047, 046,
Boots, 099, 098, 097, 096, 095
Birds, 009, 008, 007, 083
Heart, 026, 024, 021, 018, 001
Bobbles, 021, 018,  001, + glossy accents

The red polka dot paper was in the download from Festive Hollybobs and the border is by Sue Wilson.

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Saturday 7 November 2015


I always struggle with sympathy cards. I'm not in the least bit religious so do not possess imagery or dies of that type but I needed to send a very dear friend a card to let her know I was thinking of her at a very difficult time. I went through my CD collection and found Crafters Companion Morehead collection. 

I'm pleased with it. What do you think?

Friday 6 November 2015

Forever Autumn

Hi all! Autumn has to be my favourite time of year all those crispy, crunchy leaves under your feet and all those gorgeous colours...... and that my friends is the inspiration over at The Polkadoodles Challenge Blog this fortnight.

I used my Lyra Rembrandt Pencils to colour in one of the Colour Therapy 1 sheets and combined it with the fox from work & Play 10 - Country Life collection again coloured up with Lyra. The sentiment is from the same collection and was then embossed with a leaf design and inked with distress inks to match. I finished by adding a paper bow & a bit of bling.

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