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Friday, 30 March 2018

Easter Friend!

Hello to all.  Sharing the sweet Easter Friend stamp from A Day For Daisies.  
This is a really cute image and I have used the paper-piecing technique to create her dress and the bunnies hat.  The colouring is pencil with Distress Ink sky detail.   



Materials list:
Cute image as linked above from ADFD.
Faber Castell pencils.
Kraft card, Centura pearl layers and various designer papers.
Floral punch and die cuts, gilding wax, embossing folder.
Ribbon and pearls.



Challenges entered:
 A Happy Easter to all. 




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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Toadstool Lamp Fairy

Hello to all.  
Its time for a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Lemon Shortbread.
I have coloured the sweet image Toadstool Lamp Fairy with polychromos pencils.  
 The image is mounted onto a cute Easter gift bag.  So useful for those little treats!



Materials list:
Faber Castell polychromos pencils
Purple and designer papers
Punched floral flower with decorative center
Mini toadstools, charm, twine, candy, leaves and greeting banner



Challenges entered:



 Happy crafting fun to all!



You can visit the Lemon Shortbread Challenge here.  
You don't have to use a Lemon Shortbread image to enter the challenge, but it would be fabulous if you did.
Join the Lemon Shortbread group on FaceBook.  We would love to see your LS creations.
Digis are available from the Lemon Shortbread shop on Etsy.



© dreamlaine.blogspot.co.uk 2018.   Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s owner/author is strictly prohibited


Friday, 23 March 2018

Quacky Easter Greeting!

Hello to all!  I was delighted to win a recent Tiddly Inks Challenge and my prize was some cute stamps from Chrissy! 
 This card features one of those stamps Danny's Duck.  
Its such a sweet image and would be suitable for a young male themed Easter card.  I hope you agree?
This front pocket card is ideal for sending Easter vouchers to loved ones.


Materials list:
Sweet image as linked above.
Sentiment is computer generated.
Some Spectrum Noir Illustrator marker detail and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.
Coredinations card and various DP.
Hand-made (by me) crochet flower with embroidery thread, 
Tag cutting dies, sequins and ribbon.


Challenges entered:





Happy crafting fun to all!




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Monday, 19 March 2018

A Spring Thank You!

Hello to all.  I am back with an update on my cute freehand Easter bunny sketch. 
 I finished colouring his fur and added some further depth and dimension to his head and ears.
This project has been so much fun and I have enjoyed creating this illustration/artwork.


Bertram Bunny is the main focus for the card.  This is an Easter specific project but would be useful for a general 'Thank You' card.

Materials list:
Freehand sketch with graphite and Polychromos pencil
Coredinations card and designer papers
Stamped tag, distress inks, flowers, gems and burlap ribbon from my stash.
Wood grain embossing folder detail applied with Tim Holtz texture hammer.





A picture of Bertram as a work in progress.  
A light sketch was drawn to place his features and outline shape in graphite pencil.   
The infill continues with Polychromos pencils to create fur detail and depth and shade!

Challenges entered:
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-366-easterspring.html
https://thelibrarycraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-three-watership-down.html
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-3-march-anything-goes.html
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-no-114-bunnies-chicks-ducks.html
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-162.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-207-anything-goes-optional.html



Happy crafting fun to all!




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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Introducing Unicorn Sprite!

Hello to all! So excited to share one of the new Sprites from the Aurora Wings Showcase release!   
These are so very cute and so much fun to colour and create with!




  
Meet Unicorn Sprite.  She is lovely.  
A complete delight to colour and can be used in so many ways!



Here the image has been coloured with Spectrum Noir markers and Faber Castell pencils and decorates a gift box.  You could make a unicorn themed party range, so many fun ideas!


You will find this sweet image here: 
Unicorn Sprite at AuroraWings.com - JPG, PGN
Unicorn Sprite at AW on Etsy - JPG, PGN


A new release discount code is available, see below for details.



Happy crafting fun to all!




You can visit the Aurora Wings Challenge here.  
You don't have to use an Aurora Wings image to enter the challenge, but it would be fabulous if you did.
Visit us on FB at Stamps by Aurora Wings.  We would love to see your AW creations.
Digis are available from both the Aurora Wings Blog and the Aurora Wings shop on Etsy. 
For further AW inspiration visit the Gallery and for new releases the Showcase Blog.




© dreamlaine.blogspot.co.uk 2018.   Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s owner/author is strictly prohibited

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Easter Treat Box for Lemon Shortbread Challenge.


Hello to all!   
 Its time for a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Lemon Shortbread.   
I have coloured the sweet image Fairy with Bunny with Copic markers and polychromos pencils.  

The image has been mounted onto an Easter treat box, made for someone special! 



Materials list:
Box base from white card
Mounts from stash (Kanban - I think)
Designer papers various
Image Fairy with Bunny
Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.
Clear sparkle pen
White gel pen
Heartfelt creations Arianna Blooms collection
Distress Inks for colouring stamps
Blue and pink paper from stash
Pearls and sequins.


Challenges entered:


Happy crafting fun to all!



You can visit the Lemon Shortbread Challenge here.  
You don't have to use a Lemon Shortbread image to enter the challenge, but it would be fabulous if you did.
Join the Lemon Shortbread group on FaceBook.  We would love to see your LS creations.
Digis are available from the Lemon Shortbread shop on Etsy.



© dreamlaine.blogspot.co.uk 2018.   Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s owner/author is strictly prohibited

Monday, 12 March 2018

The Easter Bunny visits!

Hello to all.  I have had a very busy week and lots going on.  I stole half an hour for some freehand sketching this afternoon.  I was so pleased with what appeared on the paper that I thought I would share it with you. 


This is Bertram Bunny.  He is a freehand sketch with graphite pencil and further detail with Polychromos pencils.  
He is my first Easter Bunny and I will try and get him finished for the end of the week.

Hope this finds you all well!





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Monday, 5 March 2018

Easter Basket Project with Spring Sprite.

Hello to all.  Its time for some mid-challenge inspiration at the Aurora Wings Challenge. 
The theme this month is Bingo and its loads of fun!
You will find the details here!


Easter is fast approaching and I made an easy fold Easter basket to hold yummy mini chocolate eggs.  This is made from one scored and folded 12'' x 12'' sheet and then detail added.  Here is a link to a basic tutorial.  I have threaded a continuous twine through double punched holes.  The twine is secured and tied through the central button. I also added a sweet handle.  



Materials list:
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Copic markers
White gel pencil
Coredinations Card and designer papers
Various floral die cuts, buttons, pearls.



I hope you will join us for the Bingo challenge!



I have used the central squares across the grid and picked flowers, die cuts and buttons. The colours are green, pink and a blue-turquoise.  




Happy crafting fun to all!




You can visit the Aurora Wings Challenge here.  
You don't have to use an Aurora Wings image to enter the challenge, but it would be fabulous if you did.
Visit us on FB at Stamps by Aurora Wings.  We would love to see your AW creations.
Digis are available from both the Aurora Wings Blog and the Aurora Wings shop on Etsy. 
For further AW inspiration visit the Gallery and for new releases the Showcase Blog.




© dreamlaine.blogspot.co.uk 2018.   Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s owner/author is strictly prohibited

Friday, 2 March 2018

A little freehand sketching- Robin!

Hello to all!   
I have not drawn any freehand art for quite a while.  
This is my first attempt at sketching and colouring a Robin.  
The CAS card has been created for my husband.


Materials are:
Stamping card
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
White gel pen
Black Matt cardstock for base.



Here he is as a work in progress. 
 You can see the details of my sketch lines. 
 I added a little more depth and colour to his red breast!

Challenges entered:
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/single-or-multiple-layers-why.html - added to single layer card so that the image is the focus.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-519-anything-goes.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/hello-and-welcome-to-this-fortnights.html
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-104.html
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-37.html

We have robins in the garden all year round. 
They are particularly attached to my husband, who looks after them very well. 
We also have an array of blackbirds etc. Last summer we had 4 huge blackbird chicks in the rose bush. They were massive and reluctant to go forth and fend for themselves. 
I think a couple of them have returned for the winter.  
We have a huge dominant male blackbird, he is beautiful! We call him Larryson, as we think he is the son of Larry, the blackbird we fed previously.
 Enough of my waffle, this has been made for my husband. Hope he likes it!

Happy crafting fun to all!



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Dreaming of Spring!

Hi to all!  Sharing my posting for  Little Blue Button Stamps.     A card featuring the cute digital stamp  Tulips . My thoughts are...