Good morning peeps.
Well I'm taking full advantage of my week off work with a bit of me time and crafty time too !
That was after the marathon housework session on Sunday...so with that out of the way I made this little card.
I love the simplicity of the Pure Innocence girls and the sentiments are always lovely too.
This one is * Fairy girl * colored with copics and Lyra pencils.
Coloured with Lyra polycolour pencils from Pencils4artsists..........yes I bought some a few weeks ago and dare I say LOVE them slightly more than Prismas, they blend better and the skin tones are great ! though there are more colours in the Prisma range..
Dorcas gives a great comparison between the two on her blog here
Well back to my sorting out, have a nice sunday everyone
Bleaughhhhhh...that's how I've been feeling since thursday with a 'orrible' sneezzy cold, always at a time when I'm my busiest mind you...how rude !!
So I thought I would share a little randomness today...have been creative ( before the lurgy landed) and shall share once I get my brain back and remember to actually take photos of the cards before I take them in to work lol....
So here are two photos of tattoos that I absolutely would have on my body if I was lucky enough ...I've toyed with idea of having one for ages but only get a REAL urge when I see art work of this standard and not just your run of the mill body art like pretty butterflies etc.....no disrespect to anyone if you have a butterfly tattoo :/
When I first saw this my jaw dropped...it is simply gorgeous !! By the amazing David Corden a tattoo of KuKula's amazing art who's work you can find here
and the second is a winner anyway cos it's Alice inspired ! This is by Jason Jacenko of 696 Ink Tattoos
Pretty amazing huh ?
My next little bit of randomness.....have any of you been watching The Bridge on BBC 4 ?
link here to BBC iplayer ...I've linked to episode one by the way in case you haven't......... it's one of a few brilliant Danish crime dramas..like The Killing ( the original of that was Danish but the Americans did a pretty good remake and Those who Kill....I love Crime dramas and although they are subtitled don't let that put you off....well worth a watch.
And finally whilst I was eating my breakfast in bed this morning .....believe me that happens rarely lol...I was catching up with last nights first episode of Planet Earth Live....here...... Awwwww those little bear cubs and the gremiln are so cute !
So hope fully back to normal tomorrow with a card to share, enjoy what's left of the Bank holiday...
Love Katy xx
Blimey another week gone ! This year is absolutely flying...cant believe we are heading into May already ?! Before you know it we'll be thinking about Christmas AGAIN lol...well for me that will start in June with Christmas in July at work....yikes !
Anyways I have been busy creating for work tonight...shall hopefully have pics to share with you tomorrow but in the meantime I wanted to share this lady's work here....Dorcas Designs is a blog I only fell upon last week, you know how it is one blog leads to another lol...well I was so impressed with Dorcas colouring skills with pencils ! She has some fantastic tutorials ...needless to say she is responsible for a purchase over the weekend of Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils ! Sheesh like I really need any more but I HAVE to give them a go :)
Lastly....I don't know about you but when I'm crafting I have to have music on in the background so I thought I'd share a little of what I listen to ...........
I thought to get me back into the swing of things I'd enter a challenge...........so here are my entry's to this weeks challenge over at Mo Manning's challenge blog which this week is I seespots....I LOVE any spotty paper !!
This is one of the lovely toppers by Hobbyhouse....so no colouring as these are pre coloured toppers..fab for a quick card ! and such good value as you get multiple toppers per sheet.
Good Morning.......hope you are all enjoying some nice sunshine today ? It's a bright sunny day here in Yorkshire. I thought it may be nice to share more photos of what I've been making in my 7 month absence from Blogger lol, these are some of what I've uploaded to my Facebook over the past months.
I have a thing about toadstools and this Magnolia toadstool stamp has to be one of my favs !
I really enjoyed making this tent card with an aperture...the lamppost is by Kaisercraft.........
Okay so now we move from cards to Art Journaling......we were thrilled to have the lovely talented Kate Crane teach some classes at Samuel Taylors last year and this is one of my pages i made on the day in my Moleskin...a mixture of paints, papers, digital downloads, doodling and stamping...great fun !!
A little atc...........
There are more for me to share., I have to admit that I'm always forgetting to take photos of cards I make for display at work so I will have to take my camera in with me this week so I can share them here.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend...it goes way to quickly !!
Yayyyy back in the land of blogging...yet again it's been so long since I posted but I've missed popping my cards on here, not only is it lovely to hear from my blogging friends but also it's such a good way to record what you've made....I have still been creating ( mainly for work ) just not sharing here ( slapped wrists lol ) So I'm hoping to put that right today with a card I made today on my day off from work.
See this another reason for my lack of shares... my photos are hopeless ...i so need a new camera..this was taken on my phone and tweaked on Instagram..still pants but saving pennies for a decent camera one day!
September Blog Challenge
You can find our challenge HERE PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS AND LINKS ON SAMUEL TAYLORS BLOG
The challenge this month is to create a Christmas card using any rubber stamp. We will leave the image up to you! We know many of you have now started your Christmas cards and we are getting exciting new products in every day! So come into one of our stores for some fabulous inspiration. Once you are inspired you can enter the challenge and be in with a chance of winning a spectacular prize which is FOUR 6 x 6 Prima Paper Pads.... They are gorgeous!
As usual the rules are:
- post your entry on your blog with photos and details
- post information about this challenge & prize on your blog and please link back to this post
- leave a comment directly under this post and your name will be entered into the September prize draw!
- you can enter as many times as you wish but we would like to see creations that would be submitted to no more than THREE other challenges.
This months prize is a 4 Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pads.
So get crafting for your chance to win this great prize!
Another card to share with you this morning......pretty good for me two posts in 24 hrs lol......
I LOVE the new Gorgeous Girl stamps....I'm sure they are bigger in size too since Personal Impressions took over the distribution of these...or is it just me ?? They have been a favourite of mine to use in my classes when teaching Copic colouring...
DP is My Minds Eye again....
Well the sun is out again, so I'm going to make the most of my last day off work and hopefully squeeze more crafting time in, it's been lovely to get back to it.
Enjoy your day, thank you for the lovely comments left yesterday and I hope wherever you are the sun is shining.....
Hello there ...has it really been that long ?.....well what can I say...no excuses..just a busy time...a few changes here and there..( all good I have to add and VERY happy ) but still around in the Bloggersphere lol...just quietly in the background. I've had this week off work, the first since all that 'orrible' stuff last year so it's well overdue and much needed ! And YAAYYYY the sun has decided to make an appearance today !
So the last few days I've been having a play with my crafty stash...much neglected I'm afraid to say.....
The image is obviously Hanglar and Stanglar and the papers are from a gorgeous 6x6 My Minds Eye pad called Fly a Kite.
I hope you are all keeping well and I hope to pop by and visit you all and say " Hi "
A quick 'Hello' and catch up from yours truly, sorry AGAIN lol for the lack of blogging, I just don't seem to have the time these days what with the demands of work, not that I'm complaining I LOVE my job, it just doesn't give me much time to be creative for myself.
Here are a couple of Atcs I traded last month for a Halloween swap, have to say if you have not yet stumbled across OCTOPODE and the talented artist Lily who illustrated these two lovelys then visit her Etsy shop HERE, they are Digi stamps so no waiting for postie !
And here is a tiny 3.5 inch by 3.5 inch card that my ladies made in my promarker workshop last weekend.
Well that's all I have to share for now, hope you are all well....have a lovely weekend xxxxx
This post will remain at the top until Monday the 25th, please scroll down to catch up on further posts......
Hello Everyone, I'm very excited to share with you our very first candy giveaway in celebration of Samuel Taylors new blog. It's named "A few of my favourite things" because that's just what it is ! I did enjoy putting this together for one lucky winner, hope you like it ?
Please visit our blog to enter HERE Click on the photo for a closer peek....
It consists of the following......
8x lovely Echo Park 'Everybody loves Christmas' papers
1x sweet 6x6 Jack and Jill Prima paper pack
1x adorable Mistletoe and Mice stamp by Stampavie
2x Card candy by Craftworkcards
1x In bloom embossing folder...new in store this week !
2x assorted bags of punched shapes
A metre of yummy pom pom ribbon
1x cute Swinging Emmylou stamp by Kraftin Kimmie
A pack of doilies
So what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this ? Visit our blogHERE
1.We would love you to leave us a comment telling us a few of your favourite crafty things right now.
2.Please become a follower of our new blog
3.Please share a photo and details of our candy on your blog and pop a link on your sidebar.
4.You can find us on Facebook too....
Here is a little inspiration for you .....
This candy will be open till Monday 25th of October, Good luck everyone !