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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.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...

Friday 30 May 2014

Original Sin GD spot for the Monster Madness hop. Something less creepy next post down

by Rick St. Dennis
May Monster Madness 2014 Another of Rick's Demons, aren't they just amazingly creepy! Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers, backgrounds made in mcs. I made this as part of the Monster Madness bloghop.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Sea Sprite with friend

 Sea Sprite 2 on Zibbet
Sea Sprite 2 on etsy
by Rick St. Dennis
This gorgeous young Sea Sprite is available in both the etsy and the zibbet store. A delight to colour and will be framed alongside Sea Sprite 1 which I will be showing in a few days. There are so many underwater images to choose from but this image is new to me so I couldn't wait to try out my new 'marine' promarkers.
We've just arrived home from paint shopping and I noticed the most beautiful tiny purple flowers peeking through nextdoors fence... if they grow on our side and they're purple or just very pretty they can stay.... Colin told me it is deadly nightshade! Oh well, they're gonna have to go! (but they are so pretty)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges    filigree                    May challenge creatures                         ch 73 anything goes optional metal

Monday 26 May 2014

Morning Goddess Betty

by Rick St. Dennis
Here is another of Rick's Morning Goddesses. Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. A little gloss on the coffee pot and mug. Background by mcs.
I hope you're having a good Bank Holiday, the weather has stayed lovely here, in fact it has been too hot and sunny to do any gardening. Because we had quite a lot of rain a few days ago the flowers are growing like mad... so are the weeds! The veg patch is looking good, everything is as it should be but this year Colin has fitted netting over the raspberries and a poly-tunnel over the delicate 'tasty to birds and slugs' beetroot. We haven't seen our family for a couple of weeks now, Colin gets exhausted easily after all his cancer treatment and I am just making him small meals that he doesn't always finish.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges        ch 20 Anything goes

Friday 23 May 2014


by Rick St. Dennis

 The Vicarage
by Rick St. Dennis

Part of Home Sweet Home collection
by make it crafty
This sweet little girl in this indoor scene is Pollyanna. It is the first time I tried to cut away the background of an image using Serif Craft Artist... with a little more practice I should be able to make it seamless. The Serif itself was so inexpensive and it works alongside other designing discs beautifully. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers, papers and ribbon from mcs. 

Wednesday 21 May 2014


by Rick St. Dennis
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Fussy cutting completed in Serif Craft Artist. Backgrounds made in mcs.

Monday 19 May 2014

This is for you

by Rick St. Dennis
He only did as he was asked... printed onto neenah, I still haven't found a paper I like better. And I use promarkers because that is all I have. I may like to try some of the new pens and pencils but until then I am happy with the ones I already have. Papers from the new range by mcs.
It is a gorgeous day today, Colin is painting his shed (man cave) and I have been weeding since about 8am but it is too hot and sunny to be out there at the moment. I may do some more after tea.

Thursday 15 May 2014

The Vicarage

by Rick St. Dennis
This beautiful Vicarage scene would look gorgeous as a background for so many images. This time I just had fun. I printed it onto neenah, colouring it with promarkers and used a paper from Alice in Wonderland... this time a set from mcs called 'A very important date'.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Morning Goddesses

by Rick St. Dennis


Two more of the Morning Goddesses by Rick. This time I have placed them onto part two of the kitchen set from make it crafty  Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Gloss added to the mugs, papers by mcs.
I hope you had a good weekend, we visited Lisa and the family and stopped for tea. There is something about having tea cooked for me that is so sublime, the roast chicken with all the trimmings was gorgeous! I made a rhubarb and apple crumble to take with us. The rhubarb was out of our garden-the first harvest of the year and I was quite chuffed with how it tasty it was. We are exhausted after playing with our grandchildren, they are great fun and as bouncy as kittens! I like to sit on the floor with them but as I get up they leap on me like that fella who spars with Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films.

Saturday 10 May 2014

Heather Standish in Bruges

Heather Standish in Bruges
by Rick St. Dennis
One of Rick's lovely ladies, a very fashionable lady about town. Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers.

Thursday 8 May 2014

Mrs. Pete in Blackpool GDT

by Rick St. Dennis
Here we have Mrs Pete on holiday in Blackpool. Always looking so smart... maybe for the Bingo, maybe for afternoon tea, wherever she goes all her accessories match perfectly.
Rick is a sponsor for  annual blog hop. There are some amazing prizes so I do hope you follow the link and visit them.
Mrs Pete has been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. All the papers and fancy stuff made in mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Monday 5 May 2014

Fairy Queen Palace with Lamplighter Fairy

by Rick St. Dennis
I adore this image of the Fairy Queen Palace with the little Lamplighter Fairy. Many of Rick's images can become almost a story in themselves. These two images have been a delight to colour due to the way Rick has drawn them with slight cross-hatching to show where shading could appear. Printed onto neenah coloured with promarkers, papers, lamplight etc made with mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges   April ch Spring colours  ch 32 favourite colours         Not quite straight  May anything goes   ch 34 Anything goes ch 40 anything but a square

Friday 2 May 2014

Lady St. John-Smythe

by Rick St. Dennis
This wonderful lady is off to meet up with her chums, shopping in Harrods then maybe a light lunch before a stroll in the park. I have printed her onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. The flowers, papers and book are made in mcs.
During our hospital visit today I hope to be able to go into the operators room next to Colin whilst he has his radiotherepy. I am trying to be with him at every stage of his treatment. I think when someone has cancer it does involve the whole family... only eight more sessions to go...
We had the normal trip to the hospital for Colin's treatment and this time I went in with him. Colin put on one of those attractive backless gowns over his trousers, put his clothes into a basket and waited to be called. When the nurse came to collect us we meandered round a maze to the treatment room where he took off his glasses and got onto the bed. His gown was lowered and then the fun started. The bed was raised to chest height and the lights dimmed. Colin laid with his arms above his head holding onto a bar and a green laser grid appeared on Colin's chest and with a nurse either side of him (and me getting in the way) Colin was moved slightly to line up his tattoos and the ink lines drawn on him until the screens read the correct position. This was all explained to me and of course I hadn't a clue what they were talking about. They took their time to get everything perfectly aligned and said we are now we going back to the 'control room' One nurse pressed a button and a loud beeping noise started. I followed the nurses but one said 'you may want to hurry a bit' ... eek!! it was like a spy film where we have to escape the baddie! So I rushed after the nurses round the maze to the control room where they said they had to secure the room because of the radiation. They have to have corners in the maze and it is made of concrete lined with lead because x-rays flow in straight lines. Then they started the treatment which was all explained to me and which of course all went over my head. The nurses both took the time to show me everything they were doing and the control panel really looked like something out of a sci-fi film. This huge machine circled Colin one way and then round the other way, I commented on the size of the machine and was told that even more of the machine was the other side of the wall to where Colin was laying. The treatment was then over and we went in to collect Colin... I was able to tell him all about what was happening whilst he was just laying there, or at least a simple version. It was all quite exciting really. Now we have the weekend off and treatment starts again on Monday.

Thursday 1 May 2014

'Steampunk' The first Rick St. Dennis Progressive challenge

by Rick St. Dennis

We have a progressive challenge in Sparkle and Glitter starting MAY 1-The first challenge will be Steampunk and you must use a Rick St Dennis DIGI image in order to enter-this challenge is in honour of Volume 5 of Just Steampunk which will heavily feature the EDT ladies projects...
All those who enter the May challenge (with an RSD image) will receive a special 'FREE' image in order to do the June Challenge and the BIG WINNER of the June Challenge will get a free image and a discount code.

I have printed Ms. Starling onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers. Frantage around the image. I bought the frame in the Range, gave it a bit of a white-wash then embellished it with cogs and Steampunk bits and pieces.