Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#227

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Hello and welcome to a new challenge over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge blog. 
For challenge #227 the theme is...

Our amazing sponsor this week is Crafts and Me.

For my card this week the image I chose is called - Heart Pixie by Sara Burrier - available at Crafts and Me. This is such a gorgeous image - all that lovely hair piled up on her head was a challenge to colour! I have coloured her with copic markers after picking out the patterned paper I wanted to use so I could match the colours.. The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee - 6x6 pad - Switchboard. I chose to use ribbon and lace on my project and some lovely flowers and buttons. Love how it turned out!

Copics used:
- Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
- Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
- Red - R00, R02, R05, R17
- Green - BG70, BG72, BG18, BG78
- Wings - RV000, RV10, RV11, RV13, V91, V93, V95, V99

I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.

Kristina xx

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#338

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Hi Everyone! Time for another new challenge over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog. We are up to challenge #338 and this week we have a fun challenge...
 (choose horizontal, vertical or diagonal)
Your project will need to have three items from the above bingo grid - and the items must be from a line - just like in bingo!
Our wondersufl sponsor this week is Digi Stamps 4 Joy
This week for my card I used the gorgeous image from our sponsor - Phantasi 7. She is coloured with copic markers and the bingo line I have used is the first horizontal line - gems, flowers, yellow.

We  hope you will be able to join us in with our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8).

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Crafty Creations Challenge #335

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hi everyone. Today I am sharing with you my card for the latest challenge over at the Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - we are up to challenge #335 and it is Anything Goes so a great opportunity to share any of your amazing craft work!

This week our sponsor is Fred She Said who are offering at $10 gift card to their store for the winner. Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files. Have some fun with Fred!
For my card this week I chose an image called Simple Rose Spray from Fred She Said. I kept the card pretty simple and I hadn't coloured a rose in before but I sought guidance and inspiration from Kit and Clowder - Alyce had a fantastic video showing how to colour roses for her wedding. Even though I was using a different rose image, the techniques from the video were really useful! The free class is called Wedding Surprise - you will need to join the Kit and Clowder community to access it. The sentiment I used was from Hampton Art Layering Clear Stamp Set - Words

Copics used:
- Purple - V12, V15, V17
- Green - YG00, YG91. YG93, YG95, YG97

I hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge this week!

Thanks for looking
Kristina xx

One Day Fae Giveaway!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hi Everyone - make sure that you don't miss out on this month's Faery Ink One Day Fae Giveaway!! You will kick yourself if you do miss out so make sure you sign up to get updates and visit the Faery Ink Blog and Facebook page so you get notification of when this gorgeous image is being given away for free.

The One Day Fae Giveaway arrives soon and lasts through Tuesday. Three Little Birds is the name of our one day fae for February. 

I have coloured the image with Copic markers and a little bit of Prisma Colour pencils. You will notice that the image looks really quite soft and that is because I have printed her out with grey lines instead of black. Although you can still see the grey lines they are  not as harsh as the usual black lines which means you have to work a bit harder on your colouring - but I think she looks gorgeous if I do say so myself!

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Johnny Jump Ups!

Monday, February 13, 2017
Hi everyone. Just sharing my latest card using the super cute Lacy Sunshine image - Johnny Jump Ups Flower Pot Pretties. Isn't she just so sweet. I really liked they yellow and purple combination and the card just all came together in the end. I love Johnny Jump Ups, they remind me of my childhood - my mum is an amazing gardener and I have very fond memories of all the flowers she would grow - pansies, violets, johnny jump ups and I would collect them and press them and make cards. 

She is coloured with Copic markers and then I have teamed her up with some luscious grosgrain yellow ribbon from Papertrey Ink (Harvest Gold) and the patterned paper is also from Papertrey Ink - Text Style 6x6 pad - Bitty Baby Blessings - I don't think it is available anymore as I have had the pad for years!

Copics used:
- Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
- Hair - Y38, YR24, E99, E29
- Purple - V20, V22, V25, V28, BV08
- Yellow - Y32, Y35, Y38
- Eyes - YG00, YG25, YG67
- Soil - E25, E27, E29

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
- The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge
- Crafting When we Can Challenge#137 - Flowers
- Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog#74 - One for the Girls
Thanks for looking. Have an amazing day.
Kristina xx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#225

Sunday, February 5, 2017
Hi Everyone. As I sit here typing I am listening to the rain pour down on our tin roof - taking the humid hot summer Sunday down to a pleasantly cooler one. I love the rain on the tin roof - very calming. 

As it is Sunday it is time for a new challenge over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog. We are up to challenge # 225 and this week the theme is....

Our sponsor this month is Cute as a Button and the lucky winner will get to choose 2 images from the store. 

For my card I have used the super cute image - Candy Cane Fairy from Cute as a Button. I printed out the image with grey lines to go for the "no-lines" look. You can still see the outline but it certainly makes a huge difference when you colour with the lighter lines - it looks a lot softer. As always she is coloured with Copic markers and I have used a tiny bit of prismacolor pencils on her lips and dress. I decided to keep the card pretty clean and simple and let the image shine. I teamed the image up with the candy strip patterned paper from Scrapperin - 31 Winterage, and the greeting is from a Simon Says Stamp set - Merry Everything. I have then layered it all up with Kraft cardstock.

Copics Used:
- Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
- Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
- Candy Cane - R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, C0, C1, C3
- Green Dress - YG00, YG25, YG67, YG97
- Wings - R11, R22, R24

I have entered this card into the following challenges
I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.

Kristina xx
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