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Sunday, 18 February 2018

CUTE SCHTUFF

Hello Sunday Peeps,

I am doing some more cute schtuff today , building up some card reserves - I know my friend will want some to buy for March :-D

These papers are from Dovecraft and the set is called Couture du Jour.  48 sheets of 8" x 8" with dresses and stuff on them and they have some gorgeous plain papers in there too. I used some of the patterned ones the other day on the bunny card I made HERE.

I used the plainer ones with a Marianne Design CreaTable die...LR0454. The base card is white with a deeper pink back base.
The image is " Spring Bunny Friends " by GERDA STEINER, which is the February image for her  Progressive Challenge.
I coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers and cut them out leaving a teeny white border. They are attached with 3D foamies for a bit of pop. The butterfly is also in that same die set. Then I fussy cut some of the flowers from the same paper set (from the snippets that were left from my card the other day).






Thanks for popping in. 

Have a great day xxxx


Challenges I am entering:

Cutie Pie Challenge #120 - Valentine or Mum

Friday, 16 February 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 5



Hello Peeps,
Sadly we are on the last day of this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have had fabulous 5 days and I hope that you enjoyed a bit of the Dark Side :-D

For today's piece I  used this amazing " GOTHIC ROSE " from   LEIGH SB DESIGNS.  
The background is an image of thorns (don't know where I got it from). I spattered it with some 'blood'. Then I mounted it onto black and red cardstock.
The Tag came from a digital scrapbooking set which I printed out. 
I coloured the Rose and then fussy cut it out leaving a teeny white border and stuck it on the tag.
I made the sentiment ziggy in Photoshop and glued it on the bottom.





Next using Leigh's awesome - POE LOVE , I made a sleeve using grey and white card which was die cut with a heart edging. Inside is a red tag for writing secret messages on :-)
I coloured the POE LOVE image and cut out the pieces to add on the front.





This one is an oldy but a goody to show you........ a little bookmark made from a large paperclip and a spooky/sweet image from  DILLY BEANS called ' HEART MONSTER'. I coloured him/her and layered up twice on thick card to make it strong.
I can't seem to find anything from Dilly Beans FB page since Dec 2017, so not sure if they are still trading :-(


Well, that's me done for the Hop folks. I am sad it has ended so quickly :-(
I shall spend some lovely time later this evening or tomorrow Hopping round all the other gorgeous entries and leaving some luuurve.  I have been plagued with migraines this week so been slacking a bit :-(

Thanks for coming in and looking.
Hugz xxxxx


Challenges I am entering:


Thursday, 15 February 2018

SOMETHING PRETTY PRETTY

Helloooo there Peeps,
I ordered some lovely papers from SAMFLORA last week... and they were a bargain too. Well, DonkeyMail must have been rocket powered because they came in a week !!!!  Shock, Horror.... I nearly fell down :-D

Anyways... these papers are from Dovecraft and the set is called Couture du Jour.  48 sheets of 8" x 8" with dresses and stuff on them. I thought they might work well with a set of clear stamps I have which are all to do with sewing and schtuff....... and I can't find those just now !!  hahahahaha  :-D How typical is that ???

I decided to use them with this cute bunny, which is the February image from DRAGON's LAIR DESIGNS in their FB Colouring Challenge.
I printed the cute bunny out twice - once on white card and once on the patterned paper because I wanted to 'Paper Piece' her dress.  I coloured the white image using Copics but I messed up her face a bit trying to give her pink cheeks :-(

I think she looks like she's trying to decide which outfit to wear today ? !! :-D

I used another piece across the card and made a punched border from the striped paper and added a gingham flower from my stash.





Thanks for popping in. I must go and feed cats now and walk the Dawg :-)

Have a great day xxxx

Challenges I am entering:




MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 4


Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time has passed for another year.  YaY :-)
 I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D


For today's piece I have made a sort of shadow box from cardboard. I painted it with texture paste first and then used some sprayed paint and tulle, with a lovely sort of feathered cord stuff.... looks a bit like teeny tinsel. I was aiming for a sort of "rust" effect but it didn't quite come off right  :-D  Then I splattered it all with 'fake' blood. The winged hearts are stamps from SMEARED INK (no longer trading) with an image from LEIGH SB DESIGNS - Ode to Poe in the centre. I used just the face from Leigh's awesome Freebie - POE LOVE.
The silk orchid is from my local Greek 1 euro shop.




I also have these to show you. I made them previously and have used IKEsART images " Love is Blind " and " Muse 1 ".

 Love is Blind " using scraps from the bits box and border punches, flowers and googly eyes. The image was coloured digitally. She was then matted and layered onto white card which I splattered with fake blood and border punched.


Muse 1 " Tag using embossed card, jute, die cut hearts, lace and button from my local store. The image was coloured with Promarkers. The Font used is called 'Blood'.



I am working on showing 2 pieces for our final day tomorrow.

Challenges I am entering:




Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A KITTY FOR JANIS

Hello everyone,

I am here with my 2nd  kitty ATC that I am making to celebrate Janis' 60th Birthday over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN.
This one I made using  'BAXTER'  from ODDBALL STAMPS.  I coloured hin in 'dotty' fashion with Spectrum Noir markers and then cut him out.
I have used a couple of scrap pieces from a previous project - background papers are from the Freebie kit ' Your Heart is My Target' by LITTLE SCRAPS OF HEAVEN.- and then made my own sentiment tag hahaha






I guess you might be getting it by now that I definitely don't DO Valentine's Day hahaha  :-D 

Challenges I am entering:




PUPPY LOVE

Hello Peeps,
Happy Valentine's Day to those of you who celebrate it xx

I have made this card to celebrate Pet Love using a Prize I got from winning a Challenge at DRAGON's LAIR DESIGNS FB Group.... ' Dachshund '.
I have coloured him using Derwent Fine Art Pencils. The backing papers are from DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES - Puppy Power Pack available at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS  HERE.



I followed a Sketch from CAS Sketches #259.

Challenges I am entering:

Try It On Tuesday - Love Is In The Air.       20/2



MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 3



Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time is creeping ever nearer and you know I don't really DO that crud, so I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D



For today's piece I have a  card using several die cuts and borders with an image from LEIGH SB DESIGNS - Ode to Poe.  I coloured his face with Copics and fussy cut him to add to the panel. I also added a Raven head. (Click on images below for Shop links).
The wording behind Poe is from his poem 'Romance'.







Tuesday, 13 February 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 2


Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time is creeping ever nearer and you know I don't really DO that crud, so I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D

For today's piece I have a  card using up things from my 'bits' box and I made my own sentiment tag.


I am looking forward to playing over the next few days.
Don't worry.... I am not going to scare you with really dark schtuff  hee hee




Monday, 12 February 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE - DAY 1



Hello Peeps,
Well - that schmaltzy time is creeping ever nearer and you know I don't really DO that crud, so I am delighted to be playing in this great Hop hosted by LEIGH and giving my darker side of Valentine's Day a bit of a shake up LoL
We have a fabulous 5 days of darker schtuff to see and I hope that some of you will come and play along with us :-D

For today's piece I have made a  Playing Card with a dark and delicious queen of hearts. The image is " SUCCUBUS 3 " from the Set of 5 available at IKEsART.
She was coloured and the image copied and flipped to make the playing card. Then I added some dripping hearts :-D
I am looking forward to playing over the next few days.
Don't worry.... I am not going to scare you with really dark schtuff  hee hee



SUCCUBUS SET of 5

Its super easy to participate, come get dark & twisty with us & enjoy the creative journey!

  • Everyone is invited:  you can enter your dark Valentine projects or just hop and enjoy the show.
  • Play every day or just one day!  Link up anytime during the 5 days with no need to sign-up!
  • Submissions must use permalinks, ie the URL for your hop post, not your blog.
  • You must mention the hop, link back to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and include the Blog Hop Roll in your posts.
  • Use any images from any company, no limit on entries and all art is welcome including old ones!  No backlinking though, old projects must be re-shared in new posts!
  • Be Nice and Play Fair!  All Blog Hop participants must hop and comment themselves too!  You expect people to come to your blog to see and comment on your projects so please be nice and do the same in return!  It's only fair and the point of a Blog Hop after all!
  • The Blog Hop Roll is an Inlinkz link up, get the HTML code and detailed instructions on how to play on the My Dark Valentine blog hop page HERE!
  • Blog Hop link up opens Feb 12 at 9am and ends Feb 16 at 11:55pm pacific.

Challenges I am entering:

Dream In Darkness FEB Challenge - Play Your Cards Right


Friday, 9 February 2018

KITTY TIME

Hello Peeps and happy Friday..... it's nearly the weekend :-D

I am here with the first of my kitty ATCs that I am making to celebrate Janis' 60th Birthday over at HER PEACEFUL GARDEN.
This one I made using my Freebie kitty at this month's SUYP Cats Only Challenges... " CAT SMILES "  from IKEsART, and I have paper pieced him with papers from the IMAGINE THAT Charity Fundraiser Promo Set.





Thanks for popping in.  

Challenges I am entering:

Imagine That All Year Round Link Up