Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Endless Summer Fun

Boy, have we been spoilt with the weather here these school holidays. It's been hot here again today, too hot for a day at the beach so we went down early this morning and we will go down again later this afternoon. I have tried to capture the essence of summer in my card that I have made for the Hooked On Craft Challenge which is to create 'Something Bright'. I have used a Tilda that I have had for a while (swimming Tilda) and have matched her up with some Kaiser and My Mind's Eye DP's. I often look at my paper rack and feel a bit guilty about my abundance of DP's but when I am crafting late at night I normally can find something that I need which is exactly what happened with this card. Well here she is
I have coloured Tilda in with my Copics. I then added Dimensional Magic to the mask and water bubbles. The ribbon was already in my stash I think I got it from Spotlight. I then coloured arond Tilda with B000 to make it look like she was in the water. I even decorated the inside and I am super happy with the way that it turned out.
The stamp is from Whimsy Stamps and seemed to suit the card perfectly. I also wanted to share some photos from the beach with my boys when we went exploring the rockpools.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tilda with her Koala

Hello everyone this is my first post for 2012. I have been really enjoying the holidays here in Australia and we don't go back to school until February so I still have a couple of weeks left. The weather here has been beautiful and we have spent many balmy nights down at the beach. We are very lucky to live 5 minutes away by car so we still feel refreshed when we get home. Anyway I have been doing a variety of crafts my block of the month quilt is nearly done, I have started a new quilt for friends who are expecting their first baby and have been making a couple of cards. Anyway when I saw this challenge over at Totally Tilda which was to use Tilda with a non domesticated animal I knew I had to enter. I had coloured up Tilda with a koala (which I purchased from Bron at ShopBron) while my friend Alethea from Lilo Designs was over for a craft session. Yes I know koalas aren't brown but it went with the colour scheme so please forgive me. I am really pleased with how this card has turned out. The papers are from my stash and I used my Cricut to cut out the leaves. Anyway here she is

Until next time Happy Crafting