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I am a newbie at blogging but have been crafting for many years. I used to have a market stall in a nearby town and I just loved meeting fellow crafters and exchanging hints and tips. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Baby Dragon for Easter

by Rick St. Dennis
Isn't this the cutest little dragon ever! printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Background made in mcs.
I will be entering this into the following challenges
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/     243 All creatures great and small


Monday, 14 April 2014

Aurora Wings Secret Kisses

by Aurora Wings (link on my sidebar)

An absolutely wonderful mermaid drawn by the amazingly talented Mitzi Sato-Wiuff. This image is hypnotic and such a pleasure to colour. I will be making this into a framed project so you'll see her on my blog later. Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. Then frantage in the corners with ribbon and oyster shell. Script and papers made and colour changed in mcs.
Colin has been making smoothies. We have had banana and raspberry and banana and chocolate, and today it was blueberry and banana - it was so thick Colin balanced a couple of blueberries on the top. The smoothies are wonderful  and count towards my 5 a day, Colin has just said it should be 7 a day now... I'll look like a flippin' banana soon.
It has been a beautiful day here, not too much driving around. Just a blood pressure test for Colin, a couple more days and our road trips to the hospital start so I will be packing sandwiches and a drink.. on at least one day we have two hospital visits with several hours between appointments. I wouldn't be surprised if Colin glows after all this radiotherepy.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Garden Wedding

by Rick St. Dennis

This beautiful image by Rick shows a young woman attending a Spring garden wedding. Hats. I love Rick's hats. He has drawn many ladies wearing the most spectacular hats... really worth a look see. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. I take these images and pens with me when I go to the hospital with my husband Colin. He now has his radiotherepy appointment list... goodness, every day except for weekends. It's going to be quite tiring for Colin having the treatment so I will get comfy in the waiting room and time will go by much quicker.I would like to enter this into the following challenges

http://craftyhandsdevon.blogspot.co.uk/    ch12 Anything goes
 http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.be/          ch 23


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Lucifer

by Rick St. Dennis
I seem to be going over to the dark side with these creepy images. I still adore fairies and prettiness but sometimes... the red mist descends and I need horror films to watch whilst ironing and a certain spookiness of images. So, I can always find enough inspiration at Rick's Zibbet site and here we have Lucifer in all his glory. The image is printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter Bunny

 2014 Easter Bunny
by Rick St. Dennis

Isn't he just spectacular! A brilliant bunny for 2014. I had a great time colouring him. A 'small' Easter egg to the left of me, a 'smallish' one to the right and I was in chocolate heaven.So, Mr Bunny here was printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Then button center flowers and ribbon. Background, frame and sentiment made in mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/                       ch 153 Easter Time
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.co.uk/                 ch Spring flowers
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/                       ch 214 Bounty of buttons
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/      ch 86 Easter Animal
http://memascrafts.blogspot.ca/                                  April anything goes
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/               April Something for Easter/Spring
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/                                   week 14 Animal magic


Monday, 7 April 2014

Bunny in a basket

Basket Bunny   on Etsy
by Rick St. Dennis

Another wonderful bunny. Isn't he smartly dressed for an Easter egg hunt! Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. I lassoed, copied and pasted the little Easter egg and made a tile background over a pale floral background paper. then added ribbons, flower, buttons and sentiment in mcs.
I may have to miss out on a few Easter eggs.... this lunchtime I was just tucking into an egg sandwich (with sweetcorn and mayo on homemade bread) when my bridge fell out! So now I have quite a gap on the upper row of teeth, I could go and shout and scream on Jeremy Kyle, I would have said swear but just shouting poo..doesn't always have the desired effect. Still, my dentist can fit me in on Thursday afternoon ho hum... it never rains but it pours! I would like to enter this into the following challenges

http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.uk/                       Ch 7 Animal Antics
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/                            Ch 64 Easter
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/        13 Easter
CWLC Challenge                                                                79 Easter
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/                            Ch 67 Creatures
 http://citycrafter.blogspot.co.uk/                                          Ch 25 Easter/Spring  

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Cursed

 Cursed on Zibbet
by Rick St. Dennis
I love the simplicity of this image, the shading Rick has drawn really helps with the colouring. I don't have much experience colouring 'glass' digis but I'm quite pleased how this has all come together. I'm still happy using neenah paper for the images and promarkers for the colouring. Not ready to change anytime soon.I would like to enter this into the following challenges


http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/         253 No flowers

Friday, 4 April 2014

Hexology Two posts for today so please scroll down for Lady Felicity

by Rick St. Dennis

Well...creepy or what! This is my first time colouring a skull, I really enjoyed working with this image with all the bottles and eyes...  hmmm... So, printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Both the backgrounds made in mcs as was the script - a slightly altered version read on a tombstone.
As always, printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Two backgrounds made and colour changed in mcs. Script also made in mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/    One for the boys

Lady Felicity Highrumple

by Rick St. Dennis
This wonderful lady is the very backbone of British High Society. Or at least so her mother told her. Straight back, elbows off the table, a lady never... and a lady always... but after one or two 'tiny' sherries she loosens up a bit and starts being quite naughty. Pardon me Vicar!
So, neenah, promarkers, my craft studio et al.. I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
 http://www.quirkycrafts.blogspot.co.uk      ch 7 Spice Girls colour

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Get off my back



by Rick St. Dennis
Another unusual image by Rick. I'm loving this dragon and brave knight. I am sending this card to someone who could do with knowing all is not lost... keep going! Sometimes Rick's images tell a story and I think I am going to use this image quite a lot.
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Background and script made with mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/                 Keep it simple
 http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/                         65   Anything goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/     82 Anything goes
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/           Anything goes

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Guest Designer for Craftblogger featuring 20 winks goes live 7th April.

by Rick St. Dennis
So sorry, this should be going live on 7th April so you have a week to join in the fun over at Craftblogger.

I am part of the guest design team for Craftblogger. This lovely fairy is available with or without a border. A lovely Springtime image so easy to colour and the border adds another dimension framing the fairy beautifully.
Printed onto neenah which seems to work so well with promarkers.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/       Here comes Spring
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/     Creating with colour
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk  April showers bring May flowers
 http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/         Time for Spring
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/     ch 30 add flowers     x
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/          ch 82  ribbons and buttons

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014

A Sister is..... for my grand daughters

mo's digital pencil
This beautiful image of two kids (for mo's challenge) look so much like my grand daughters it makes me smile every-time I look at it. The image is drawn by mo and I have placed the girls onto an image called Cobblestone path by make it crafty. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Sky made with chalks. Background, sentiment and frame made in mcs.
 I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/             The letter K
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/                 314 Floral delights  x
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/                  212 Anything goes




Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Isabella with love

by Rick St. Dennis

This little sweetie could cheer up anyone's day. Springtime must surely be here soon but until then a lovely bright yellow card with a gorgeous hand drawn and coloured image will brighten the spirits. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Background made in mcs.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Enchanted Visions

by Aurora Wings
This beautiful young lady surrounded by fairies has been hand drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of Aurora Wings (Link on my sidebar) I have printed her onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. The frame, background and sentiment have been made in mcs.
Entered into the following challenges
 http://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.uk      first challenge anything goes

Bootsie

by Rick St. Dennis

 Inspired by The Cat and the Mouse. A Book of Persian Fairy Tales.

This joyful image fits in so well with the sentiment. My granddaughter goes to circus classes after school and if she learns to juggle then I will be sending her this card.... I may send it to her anyway.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/   66 Inspired by a book      x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Octopus

Image by Rick St. Dennis

I think this is the most amazing octopus digital image I have ever seen. Mermaids are so popular now and this chap would certainly add another dimension to an underwater project. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers, background coloured with chalks. I learned a distressing technique by visiting Milo's blog so I bought a distressing tool...now everything is getting a shabby look. I made the embellished book in mcs, added ribbon and flowers.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/                  ch 313 It's a wild world
 http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/                   211 Pink and Brown
 http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/          81 Anything goes with ribbon
http://www.craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk      no designer papers






Monday, 17 March 2014

mermaid

by Rick St. Dennis
This stunning mermaid has been a joy to colour. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. I used Reef Blue, Oasis and Rock Pool on her tail which I think is a lovely mix. With liquid pearls, ribbon (from Lidl's would you believe) flowers from wild orchid crafts, shells, 'driftwood' and mesh from stash, fancy doilies made using my cricut. Background made with chalks. Cardstock is adorable scorable from Hunkydory.

Today has been a beautiful day and I've been gardening again...

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/                         girly challenge
http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/              girly challenge 78
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/      ch 33 anything goes         x
http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/                        Fantasy
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/              ch 29 Anything goes  x
  http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/                  ch 80                  x
http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.com.au/          anything goes first ch.


Saturday, 15 March 2014

What happened to Spring?

What happened to the weather?? The last couple of days I've been working my socks off in the back garden. Yes, in my nightie... I've been digging the flowerbeds and transplanting bluebells and forget-me-nots, dividing primroses and  generally getting absolutely filthy. Then today I hung out the washing and Brrr... where did the sun go? Where is that wonderful warmth of yesterday?
Urchin with bird is one of mo's digi designs and you can find this sweet girl here printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Background, sentiment, buttons, flowers and frames made in mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie                       March ch. something green
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.uk/     ch 6 use buttons
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/            ch 225 plenty of embellishments
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/               ch 312 Girls