Friday, 29 May 2015

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Hi Everyone, my Digitally Sweet Challenges DT post today is for -

The MONTHLY challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

 This month is anything that inspires you about this picture, 
it could be the colours, it could be the fruit

sponsored by  Deedee's Digis

I used Deedee's Digis "Bugs & Blooms" such a pretty kit. I used the ready coloured image and papers, however I changed the colours in Photoshop to match the required colours of the challenge. Only a shade difference in the green, orange and yellow. This could easily be done if you use the outline images supplied and coloured in with whatever medium you have. I used the sentiment from the kit, thought it suited this little snail.  Do you think it's happy card? 
I followed the CCD sketch in PS, printed it all out in layers, then "bravely" asked my Cameo to print and cut it out for me, those little eyes on the snail cut beautifully. The layers were added to the blank card and the main image was 3D'd. I added Stickles to the flower and 3D gloss to his eyes. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A literal COPY!

Hi Everyone, today I have not just a case, but a literal copy of a card I saw on the web. I was looking for an idea for a Congratulations card, for my cousin who has been appointed Mayor of a large seaside town. I felt it had to be quite elegant and when I saw THIS CARD felt it was perfect. It was made a few years ago, and I have made the maker aware I am blogging this. I can take an idea and play with it, but this was already perfect for me. Hence the copy. I used Papermania card, and a bow template cut file by Styrock

Thought I would share my garden with you too, I took these this morning.

Monday, 25 May 2015

It's GREY!

Hi Everyone, I came across a few challenges today and decided to go with them all! All I have to do now is hope they fit the theme LOL.

Here is my card, you may remember I have done a grey themed card before here I think this is definitely different ay? For some reason the light this evening has turned the grey slightly beige? It's grey I promise you. I designed it in PS following the sketch, printed and layered the papers and 3D the image, added tiny flowers with pearl effect added. The size of the card is 210 x210 should be 200 x 210, I had to cut the A4 card for the printed layers to fit. I printed it out wrong! thought it wouldn't matter for 10mm? I cut the centre image with my Sihouette, my die was NOT round grrrrrr!

Image "Hey You" by artbymiran
digi kit by Gina Cabrera
The tiny flower is by Tattered Lace
centre of flower is Dovecraft 3D pearl effects  Tall and skinny - Yep!  Shades of Grey - Yep! Anything Goes - Yep!  2 or more Designer Papers - Yep! 5

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Christmas card - again!

Hi Everyone, I've been absent for a few days lack of mojo AGAIN!

Hubby took me and walked around with me (bless him and no moans either) when we went to the Cardiff Craft and Hobby show today, OH! temptation everywhere LOL. I VERY nearly bought some inks, that were £80 instead of £160, oh! boy did that lady know what she was doing. However I decided that my PS was my favourite way of working. I know, most of you would say I am mad, but I think I have to practice colouring by hand before making such an investment, however, it very nearly was hand in the pocket time. I did buy some card and paper and a die! I know, last of the big spenders LOL.

As for my mojo - I saw that Outlawz has a progressive challenge, so I joined it and put my painting PS skills to a real challenge for me, I'm quite pleased with it though and the VERY different Christmas colours, from a digi kit I have had since 2011. I layered the image onto printed paper (to match) and 3D'd the sentiment and added some pearl paint to the holly berries. I love this image she is so cute and I'm so glad I had the chance to use her. I don't think I will be so afraid to colour Ppinky Doll images again, the shadows are all there to help.

The image is Another Gift by Ppinky Dolls
The Digi kit is A Very Merry Christmas by Janniscrap Designs. Progressive Challenge - Yep!  Any Holiday - Yep!  Anything Goes - Yep!  Keep it simple - Hope So!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Flowers everywhere!

Hi Everyone, a card with flowers, flowers and more flowers today. Deedee's Digis is sponsoring a challenge over at Outlawz Challenges we were given a sketch to follow and this is my version of it.

I used the "Grown with Love" kit by Deedee's Digis. I used the flower pot, one of the outline images in the kit and coloured it myself in PS. I followed the shapes of the sketch in PS and printed it all out to add and layer onto my blank card. I used a die for the flowers and added Perlen Pen drops to the centres and to the bow centre. The bow is a cut file. You can see more of the detail in the photo below which was taken as the wind caught it LOL.

Papers from this kit
Papers from this kit
Dies Tattered Lace Get Started Set.
Bowtie template StyRock

Owl hug

Hiya Everyone, two posts in one day WOW, perhaps mojo is back from his convention LOL.
Deedees Digis is sponsoring a challenge at Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog we had an inspiration photo to follow, I found this one a real challenge, but here is my effort.  I know you have never seen a grey and purple owl, but it's my artistic licence LOL.

The card looks a little round, but the wind was blowing so hard, I had to hold it in place and at the last moment take my hand away, it was just about to fall toward me, perhaps that's why.

Owl and sentiment from the "Under Your Wing" kit
branch frame February blog hop at Pixel Scrappers
DP background paper ETC by Danyale
Friend frame Simply Tiffany Studios
the mirror Miriam Freebies
cut branch and bird My Vinyl Designers

Monday, 18 May 2015


Hi Everyone I have a card for a sponsored challenge for Deedee's Digis at the Path of Positivity Challenge the theme being Perseverance. Now that did throw me up in the air, how the heck would I do a card from a word? I had a look through Deedee's images and couldn't believe it when I came across just the thing and even a sentiment in "CaityCaterpillar"and so pretty too.

I changed the colour slightly, of the caterpillar, in PS to match the papers I decided to use. I cut a die to add to it and a plush bow. The bow actually matches, don't know how it doesn't here?

Die by DieNamics
The papers are filed as cw-ModPinstripes & cwModTwist, sorry don't know who cw is.