17 January 2018

Saddle Up - Distress Oxide and Distress ink watercolour, calendar tag

A calendar for a friend who has a horse and will be stepping into a new job in the new year. Keep calm and Saddle Up!

The calendar features a horse from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and a background of Distress Oxide.

Memorial for Dave - sympathy card with glittered die cut, embossed vellum, watercolouring, paper flower in an easel

This was both the hardest card I have ever made and the most rewarding in so many ways. This is the memorial card I made for my brother who died at the beginning of January from brain cancer. I made the card between the time of his death and our departure to Texas for his funeral.

The stained glass is for my brother's faith. The poppy is for his service in the military. The poem is about flight and was his favourite. Blue is for the colour of the sky and the branch of the military in which he served. The clear rhinestones are for his purity of heart.

The "putting it together" section is long and has a lot of pictures since this was a very long and involved project. Prepping the images and writing this post is, like making the card, both difficult and rewarding, part of my grieving for my much loved brother. I will miss Dave horribly. I know so many others will as well.

15 January 2018

Tea? - Through the Craftroom Door inspiration - watercolour with die cut frame and embossed background

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge is Pattie's Creations. For my inspiration card, I present to you, an invitation to tea.

I am an Artist and Internet Technology Specialist. I have created my very own character and her best friend, her name is Pattieboop and her best friend is a very petite CAT named Allie. I love to draw and create my own digital images to use while crafting. My digital images that you find here are mine and i want to start sharing them with you. I am applying a small fee for my images and i know you will just love them.

Come join us for the challenge this week at Through the Craftroom Door, the theme is always Anything Goes!

01 January 2018

Late! TTCRD blog challenge inspiration - oil pastel & Prismacolour pencils

The White Rabbit is famous the world over for his fear of being late. His pocket watch guides his way to keep his appointments.

For this week's inspiration for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge, I used 2 images from Polkadoodles Winnie Wonderland collection, I'm Late and Pocketwatch, to create my belated birthday card.

This week's sponsor for the challenge at Through the Craftroom Door is Polkadoodles! Come join the challenge at TTCRD, the prize is a voucher for 3 digis.

Polkadoodles was formed in May 2009 by husband and wife team Nikky and Kris Hall.

Nikky has crafted all her life since being a small child and was recognised throughout school for her Artistic and Calligraphy skills. Although she did not go to Art College after school, her career involved working in the media, print and packaging industries where she gained a wealth of experience from designing adverts to planning TV and Radio advertising, PR and Photography campaigns for large Corporate clients. After many years in this field she moved into Print and Packaging, working closely with studios for clients such as Cadburys, Mars, Nestle, Tesco, Disney, Boots and many other large Corporate clients.

As a Freelance illustrator and designer Nikky also designs for many other Crafting brands - often anonymously - and her artwork can be seen on many other products on the high street.

Hello Augie - Sheepski Designs challenge blog inspiration - oil pastel, Prismacolor,

Hello! This little bear is peeking from behind the door to welcome you to the birthday celebration!

This card features a brand new digital stamp from Sheepski Designs, Augie, and is my inspiration project for the first challenge of the year for Sheepski Designs. The theme for the January 2018 challenge is Anyhing Goes! Come join us for the challenge.

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18 December 2017

Sing a Song - Through the Craftroom Door inspiration - candle surround with digital paper and die cuts

My inspiration piece for this week's Through the Craftroom Door challenge features papers by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and die cuts from Impression Obsession.

With or without candles, the surround is magical with the Décosse's Dynamite Doodles Familiar Refrain paper.

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments? How about a badge made especially for your blog? If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for. Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits. Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs. It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craftroom Door!
So, if you have the time, come and take a look. There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features. I'd love for you to pop by and visit me. I hope you have a blast!

04 December 2017

Bunny Love - Through the Craftroom Door inspiration with Sheepski Designs - stencil with crackle paste and Nuvo mousse, watercolour pencil

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Sheepski Designs.

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.
I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.
I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.
I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby :D

I know Sheepski Designs well and have been on Andrea's design team for many months now.  So, I decided to use Rocket and Rosie paired with a background I made with by stenciling crackle paste, coloured with Nuvo embellishment mousse.

Lovely bunnies sharing their affections: To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.