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Thank you for stopping by...

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and am on the Elite Design Team for Rick St. Dennis.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. 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, 28 April 2015

For Jasmine




By Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
 


I bought this from Hobbycraft and couldn't wait to make it into a treasure box for our little grand-daughter Jasmine.

I worked in sections. I scrunched up then flattened out a bit several tissues and placed them by the side of my workspace, then painted the front cover with gesso.. whilst the gesso was wet I placed a tissue onto it, flattened out so that only slight ridges formed leaving a flat place in the center of the front cover for an image and painted over the tissue which stuck it to the cover.. . I did this for all sides, waiting till the sides were dry before going on to the next. I painted the inside of the box with two coats of white acrylic paint. When the inside was dry I stamped tiny lilac flowers randomly across the bottom. Then I took a small sponge and rubbed over the ridges on the outside of the box with the same lilac colour.
I printed a lovely image called Garden Sprite Large onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils and stuck her to the front of the cover, rubbing over the edges with the lilac. I stuck ribbon around the 'pages' and two large pretty buttons.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Set Sail (Ducks in a Boat) Deedee's digi's Crafting from the heart


Background Summer Fishing by Kandi Designs

Sponsored by
My second project for today's challenge over at Crafting from the Heart We have some amazing sponsors so I hope you will join in the fun.
Isn't this a beautiful set of images. You have the little duck in the boat and the anchor and the bunting. I printed these onto neenah and coloured them with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils then imported them into Craft Artist 2 where I created the background.

Kitten Chaos crafting from the heart

Sponsor for the challenge at Crafting from the Heart

I do hope you will join in with the challenge here Crafting from the Heart 
This fun image has been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. The background has been made in Craft Artist 2

Friday, 24 April 2015

Waterworld DT Simply Papercraft

by A Day for Daisies
Sponsoring the challenge over at Simply Papercraft
My project as part of the Design Team at Simply Papercraft. There is a challenge here http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ and I do hope you will join in. The prizes are wonderful.
Isn't this such a pretty image. Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. The background is made in Craft Artist 2 and is from a free collection called Water Garden.

Rapunzel Sassy Studio for Simply Papercraft

Rapunzel
sponsoring Simply Papercraft



Also a sponsor at the  Simply Papercraft challenge.. I do hope you will visit and enter your projects.
This beautiful lady has been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. The background has been made using Craft Artist 2.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Finola and Miss Hatter

Finola and Miss Hatter
By Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
Background English Town
for Craft Artist 2
Miss Hatter has arrived and everyone has spruced their ideas up a bit. No more Tat. There is a world of crafting waiting for Finola all she has to do is follow those boots as Miss Hatter leads her into craft shop after craft shop. Cilla (the monster) slug has agreed to carry the bags till Xavier the owl can collect them and fly them home. Finola will have to look out for Evillena as she will always snap up a bargain and has been known to swap the price tickets. Trevor (the morphing craft wizard) has offered to pay for any supplies as he was so grateful for all the help Finola gave him when he got stuck between feathers and silk.
A table has been booked in the beautiful little tea shop for when they have finished shopping and Carla and Fiona are already there waiting to show Finola their new toys and papers. Catz is already there with Fernanda sharing a corner with Nan and Tina. Rachel has managed to way-lay Evilena and Rick has arrived with Helen and Mo. Bonnie is collecting trays of tea and cakes with Lady B and Rhoda whilst Deborah, Vicky and Deb try to persuade Cilla and Xavier to sit at the table outside as once Cilla's slime gets on Xaviers feathers everyone's going to be in such a mess. Lynda and Diane have collected several freebies to share out which is where I come in.. I would like to thank you all for joining in the fun with my stories and for all the suggestions from anyone I may have missed out. Finola's stories are having a break but there is always something happening here so I hope you will all join in the fun and games.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Radish anyone?

By Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
Background My Garden
for Mischief Circus
Rick's digi sheets at play. I have used the different elements to build up a road-side scene and couldn't resist his Garden Troll.
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

An old man dreams

By Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
Background Christmas Bundle
For Mischief Circus
I think this is a lovely image and I have wanted to colour him for ages but things got in the way. I wrote the poem with my husband Colin in mind but he doesn't look like this.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Karleigh Sue Squirrel and Hedgehog



by Karleigh Sue
Background Behind the Hill
For Mischief Circus

Aren't these the sweetest little woodland creatures! They actually come as a set.. how's that for value and wouldn't they look gorgeous framed in a kiddies bedroom.
I have printed the images onto neenah cardstock and coloured them with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. Then I imported them both into Craft Artist where I built up the backgrounds.

Here comes Summer

by Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page

Background from My Garden
Mischief Circus

Rick has some amazing sheets of digital images and I'm having so much fun creating little scenes with them. Today I just used a selection of grape images from two different sheets and of course the adorable Garden Sprite Giggles.
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. The background was created in Craft Artist 2.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Dragon and Viking Karleigh Sue

Karleigh Sue
Background Beyond the Hill
Mischief Circus

Karleigh Sue New Release Day here http://karleighsue.blogspot.co.uk/ so I hope you will visit and see all the gorgeous projects from the Design Team.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Aloha nui Down on the Beach RSD Progressive challenge


by Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
This little sweetie has been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils then imported into Craft Artist 2 where I created the background with a mish-mash of all my seaside papers and embellishments..

April Challenge for Crafty Girlz


This is a brand new challenge blog. We have the most amazing sponsors so I hope you will visit us and add your project to http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/   There will be a challenge on the 15th of every month and a few bloghops to keep us on our toes. Today's challenge theme is April Showers.


 A Day for Daisy's


Sponsored by A Day for Daisies with a $12 gift card for the winner. I do hope you will be joining in. There are such beautiful images on the Day for Daisies site.



Rosey Hearts


A gorgeous image from Rosey Hearts-one of our sponsors for the challenge at Crafty Girlz. There are five images from Rosey Hearts for the winner, I do hope you will all enter.


 
Lacy Sunshine
Background from Under the Moon
for Mischief Circus

I have printed each image onto neenah cardstock and coloured them with promarkers then imported into Craft Artist 2 for the backgrounds.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Cuppa Time for Crafting from the Heart DT project

Cuppa Time
by Karleigh Sue
Background is Cozy Mouse Home by High Four Designs
for Mischief Circus

Challenge over at Crafting from the Heart

This is my project as part of the Karleigh Sue Design Team and as I am part of the Design Team over at Crafting from the Heart and Karleigh Sue are sponsoring them today I thought I could use this sweet image.
I printed her onto neenah card and coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I also created a background in Craft Artist 2

I do hope you will join in this challenge. Sue xx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Goth Prom Queen for Simply Papercraft

Goth Prom Queen
Stitchy Bear
Background from Oriental Magic Tale
Mischief Circus

Stitchy Bear are sponsoring the challenge over at Simply Papercraft. It's 'Anything Goes' and I hope you join in for the chance of winning.
I printed this young lady onto neenah cardstock and coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I imported her into Craft Artist 2 for the gorgeous background collection. 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Monster Slug and Finola


 Finola and the Monster Slug
by Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
 Background Beautiful Princess, Lake House and Doll House
from Mischief Circus

Really Cilla is getting a bit peeved at being called a Monster Slug. Her species is a beautiful lilac colour in the Springtime, even her slime isn't really as bad as some of the smaller slugs think... just the exact amount of sticky which does come in handy when carrying items such as tea trays and cutting machines. Here Cilla is trying to warn Finola about the dangers of too much macrame and pompoms without Evilena noticing what is going on behind her back. Cilla has already cleaned up the spilled paint and the pencil shavings. The ants and the cupcake are outside in the bin. And Finola has climbed on some rather nice home made cushions so that she can go eye to eye with Cilla which hopefully will help them whisper about pompoms without our Finola getting sprayed with goo. Cilla's friend Fiona is trying to keep Evilena in the kitchen as Evilena has got quite a temper. But suddenly the backdoor opens with such force that it slams against the wall. The ladies shriek, well Cilla's shriek is more of a very loud gurgle (But very effective) And there stands.....

  If you have an idea of who startled Finola then please visit the Rick St. Dennis facebook page and leave a comment describing the character. This could be chosen as the next main element, you and I will receive a copy of the image free of charge. I will colour mine and add the next part of the story.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Spring has Sprung...

by Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
Background from 'My Garden'
High Four for Mischief Circus

Such a pretty little girl in a Spring garden. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers and the background from the My Garden collection.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Gone Fishin' for Karleigh Sue

by Karleigh Sue
Background Summer Fishing collection details to follow

I am now part of the Karleigh Sue Design Team and I'm having a lovely time colouring up these super cute images. I think this is a lovely Spring/Summer image of a young girl having a wonderful day out. Fresh air, little ducklings, fishing and some sandwiches. Not a care in the world. My grand daughter would be her friend as she loves fishing too.
I printed this image onto neenah cardstock which I think works so well with my promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. After colouring her I scanned the image onto my computer and used Craft Artist 2 to make the background.  

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Klub Kid Elf

by Rick St. Dennis
Rick's facebook page
Background Behind the Hill by High Four
for Mischief Circus

I know Easter isn't over yet but I have so many Christmas cards to send out that me and the elves really had to get started behind the scenes. Yes, yes.. that should have been the elves and I or the elves and me BUT!! I make the hot chocolate every twenty minutes or so and you can be sure there will always be enough gingerbread on 'Christmassy' plates to keep even the grumpiest gnome happy so I do think in this instance I can have pole position.. Usually we like to stick to employing elves but this year we are expanding Santa's workshop and we do need Gnomes in the packing department (more on that later)
This club elf is ready to start work advertising the coming Season and personally I think she is looking grand! The interior of the packing department is still needing a few home comforts before the Gnomes arrive so they are not going to be here for at least a week. The Elf section is almost ready and the Angels are teaming up with the Choir to keep everyone singing along although maybe this year we had better be careful with the song requests as last year one pesky Pixie kept asking for the 'Fairy tale of New York' and we all know how raucous that became. For now we will just wait for this lovely Elf to open the door to the secret workshop at the end of our garden in a place we like to call Foggy Bottom.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Super Sassy Mom DT for Papercraft

There is a challenge over at Crafting with an Attitude which I hope you will be joining. The Sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.
I have printed this image onto neenah card and coloured it with promarkers. I created the background in Craft Artist 2