Friday 31 December 2010

New Year New Baby

So that is the end of 2010 and I thought I would say goodbye to the Year with a New baby Girl Card, something to make you all smile. I can't say that I'm sad to see the back of this year having had my fair share of health issues many of them still ongoing but I'm looking ahead into 2011 hoping to resolve some of them with new meds.
I have however met some wonderful new friends here and had the support of ongoing friends here too so the year wasn't all bad.
I'm still saying prayers for my wonderful friend Katie and I'll be doing some fundraising to help her in 2011 to which I hope you will lend your support.
Happy New Year everyone, I'm wishing you all good health for 2011

So onto my Baby girl/ Christening Card

Baby Girl is by the talented Mo Manning and can be purchased here

Coloured with Copic Markers, the cross was made with a Martha stewart border punch I punched both sides of 2 strips of paper then used the airbrush to add a lemon tint to the edges of the cross I also cut slits in the cross to thread in the lemon ribbon and added a lemon rose to the center.

A close up image of the Baby Girl pretty in lemon with glittered petticoat and boddice.

Copic Airbrush Tutorial

I thought it would be fun to show you a little tutorial with the Copic Airbrush you can get pretty much the same effect through sponging as the scene I have created but to be honest this takes a lot less effort and it is a great way of experimenting with it.

I will show another tutorial later of how to mask an image and add some shading around it to make your image pop but this one is more to talk you around the airbrush and to show you how easy it is to use.

Part 2

Wednesday 29 December 2010

Teacup Fairy

Teacup Fairy is buy Mo Manning and can be purchased here, coloured with copic markers and teamed with a backing paper that I've had in my stash what seams like forever, I think it may be a K & Co paper, a prima flower and there is some embossing work done on the Nestabilities Label die cut but it just isn't showing in the photo for some reason.

Just the cutest teacup I've ever seen, dotted with a couple of pearls to set it off.

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Chris Heath Choo Choo Makings


Here it is then (after a lot of ribbing from Jak) my nearly finnished Country Fire Station for my model train set I have in the loft.

As you can see it is a very busy drill session, or it will be once I get all the figures glued into position.

The scale of the scene (if anyone is interested) is 1/76th, and stands a grand 6 1/2'' high.

Oh by the way, I will not be starting my own blog!!

The paving stone surround is formed from individual paving stones, not appreciated by jak when I had to use her eyebrow tweezers to lay them in place. Where the wall meets the paving I added grass as if it was growing in the damp of the wall. A couple of bushes were added to the entrance of the station and a red telephone box on the outside of the wall.

Front view of the station, you can just about see the airbrushing around the wall buttress's.

All of the perimiter walls were made seperate out of a sheet of acrylic, then wrapped in brickwork that I downloaded onto a A4 label sheet and stuck it to the acrylic.

The fireman is adjusting the wheeled escape (big ladder) from the AEC Regent Mark3 engine.

You can see the grass around the base of the wall I built.

Phase 2

Now to show you all my crafting space, it is now a HIS & HERS zone, this was took while I was in the process of making a Railway Siding Shed.

I found a nifty little site called ScaleScenes it has some free downloads so that you can make your own models.

Work in progress, I have all the tools, glue, cocktail stick, knife, steel ruler, cutting mat, I just know you will be green with envy at my craft tools.

Side view of the railway siding shed

Front view of the railway siding shed, the door is a working sliding door.

For a man with hands like shovels and fingers the size of pork sausages I don't think I did too badly, what do you think?

Husbands take over bid.

I have a sneeky feeling my husband is trying to take over in the craft department, not only did I catch him using my airbrush on his model Fire Station for his train sets but he has suggested that I should put his handy work on my blog to show you eeek!

Now, would you like to see what he has been up to? I have a feeling he is trying to take over, he has even started to call my airbrush OUR airbrush "cough splutter"

Sunday 26 December 2010

Sassy Cheryls challenge 43 "Teddy Bears"

a card for Sassy Cheryls challenge 43 "Teddy Bears" I used There's a Bee on your Nose digi stamp, coloured with Copic Markers and prisma pencils.

Attention to detail...

The background to the image was done with the copic airbrush a sunny sky scene.

A Stampin Up butterfly with added pearls gives the corner a finishing touch.

Saturday 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Well it has been a wonderful day with the family, I said a few prayers for my dear dear friend Katie who is back in hospital needing more blood and poor love is on liquid food, please keep saying your prayers for her she is a poorly lady so we need lots of positive thinking for her.
Granson Jack was here with his Mam & Dad and also my Mam for their Christmas dinner.
Jack is such a character now such a fun loving little chap. you'll see what I mean from the below photo's he is always laughing.
Just wanted to pop by and say a big thanks to you for being here this past year and to wish you all Merry Christmas.
Jak x



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Wednesday 22 December 2010

Baby Steps

Just look at them go lol!
Baby Steps by Mo Manning can be purchased here

It comes as one image but I flipped the image and merged it to make a twins card.
As soon as I saw Baby Steps I knew that I had to have it, it will make the most adorable baby cards for either boys or girls
Coloured with my Copic markers die cut Cuttlebug letters in glitter card ribbon and bows in pink and blue, Marianne creatables die cut frames and a bit of love to bring it all together.
Please remember to say a prayer with me for my special friend who is very poorly.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Prince Edward Island - Anne

Quote "Anne is bright and quick, eager to please and talkative, and extremely imaginative. She is not beautiful, but is interesting-looking, with a pale countenance dotted with freckles, and long braids of red hair"
I think they couldn't be more wrong, she is beautiful, don't you think?

Coloured with Copic Markers then cut out using the label Nestabilities, teamed with SU designer papers, ribbon, lace, pearls and a bit of love to bring it all together.

The Mo Manning image Prince Edward Island can be purchased here

Sunday 19 December 2010

Alice in pencil - Not Christmas lol!

I drifted out of my Christmas Zone and made a sweet card with a sweet image, Alice in Pencil is beautiful yes? she can be purchased here, coloured with Copic Markers, some Marianne Design Creatables Dies a Martha Stewart punch a a pretty ribbon later and the card was done.

Please keep my friend in your prayers, thinking of you

Friday 17 December 2010

A Prayer & A Card

I would love it if you would join me in a prayer for a wonderful friend of mine in the US who has recently been diagnosed with cancer of the stomach. I intend sending a prayer and some positive vibes her way until she is fit and well again and would love it if you would do the same. This lady is very special and has the most loving kind heart so please, please spare a thought.
Broked is just one of a few both boys and girls drawn by the talented Mo Manning he can be purchased here.
Coloured with Copic Markers, background paper edged using a Martha Stewart punch the stickles glitter glue added to the swirls.

I wonder how many parents see this face this Christmas, I know ours tended to break at least one toy during the Christmas period.

Thursday 16 December 2010

Project of the Month Blog Hop - Let It Snow

It's that time again when Mo's Dreamteam gets together and creates a Blog Hop we aim to give you inspiration and a few ooo's and ahh's along the way.

The Theme this Month is let it Snow and was chosen by Peri who is our host this month and she marks the start of the Blog Hop

The image that I choose for my card is Boughs for the Wreath and can be purchased here.

It just oozes nostalgia doesn't it?

I love the richness of this card, coloured with Copic markers and teamed with Kaisercrafts flocked designer paper, Whimsey tickets and the image dotted with glass glitter for the snow.

A close up of the airbrush effect that I used on the imagethis was the start of it, I added shading to the finished piece by spraying a darker green as the figures shadows..

I,m the last on the Blog hop this Month so please make sure you have seen everyones work by starting at the very beginning with Peri you'll be missing out on her fabulous colouring if you don't.

There are still a few days left to submit a card on the DreamTeam blog we are having a DT Call

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Hanging the Star

Isn't she simply darling? just the age I love, inquisitive and such fun.

I coloured the image with Copic markers and gave the Copic airbrush another try on the background, the snowflake die is by Whimsey and the word paper by Kaisercraft. I cut out the Peace word and mounted it on contrasting card and lifted it with foam pads

Hanging the Star by Mo Manning is available to purchase here.

Monday 13 December 2010

New Free Sheets for you

Eight new background sheets ready for your cardmaking in the New Year.
I thought it would be nice to share some new backgrounds with you all, and these are so pretty and elegent too I know you will get lots of use out of them.

They are 14 x 14 cm so you can add two of them to an A4 sheet before printing, it is a size that I use on my square cards so they should come in handy as a background for your Christmas cards.
Please abide by my Terms of Use.
You are free to use my sheets for personal use and you can sell cards made from them but please do not share, alter, claim them as your own or sell them, instead link back to my blog for people to download them.
They are copyright protected.

Just click on the images and this will bring them to full size on your screen then save it to your computer.
The sheets will print to a 14 x 14 cm size on a A4 sheet, once saved to your computer double click on the file then from the top menu on your computer click, file then print this will then print out the image. Alternatively you could drag 2 of them on an A4 sheet in word before printing.