Sunday, 26 October 2014

PanPastel - Halloween Colours

Hi folks - hope you enjoy your extra hour today, however you choose to use it!!

I've made a very quick card today for my Halloween Colours Inspiration.

Simply coloured the background with my fabulous PanPastels and stamped on top!!  Why not join our Challenge today you can easily make something in your extra hour!

Pop over to the PanPastel Challenge blog there are some fabulous makes by my Design Team mates.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

PanPastel Challenge - Halloween

Another new Challenge over on the PanPastel blog and today the theme is Halloween.

For my piece I used my favourite linen effect card and the Indigoblu Hocus Pocus stamps alongside my PanPastels.

Having coloured the background and added the stamping I went in with an eraser and took out the colour from the owl and parts of the castle.

Once finished I lightly rubbed over the whole card with Dark Grey to pick out the texture on the card.

Thanks for popping by and leaving your lovely comments.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sweet Lilac Flowers - Halloween

Morning everyone!

It's time for the next Challenge over on the Sweet Lilac Blog and this month the theme is Halloween. It would be lovely if you could pop over HERE to check out the fantastic projects made by the other Design Team members.

Congratulations to the winner of last months Challenge I can guarantee you'll be delighted with your prize.

I decided that I'd use the flowers this month to decorate a witches hat!  I wanted to use the traditional black and orange colour scheme but didn't have any orange flowers so I took some white Sweet Likac flowers and coloured them with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

This little plaque is going to be stuck on the bedroom door of a special little boy this Halloween.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

PanPastel Autumn Inspiration

Well done to the winner and Top 3 of the Embossing challenge - we had amazing entries yet again.

There's still time for you to enter the Autumn Challenge over on the PanPastel blog so why not give it a go?

My inspiration for this week is a one layer card.  PanPastels blend beautifully on the linen textured card which also gives a distressed look when you stamp on to it, I quite like the effect.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog I really do appreciate the time you take to leave me a comment.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


,Well I feel so privileged to have spent a whole day with this lovely lady.  This is what I came home with.

We did have to take a badge made "in the style of Finnabair" so below is a picture of mine.

Group picture

It was so amazing I feel a little shell shocked (so a short post from me.). I still have a couple of layouts to finish off and will post these once they're complete.

Thanks to Sam Crowe for looking after me for the weekend and also to Sue Tucker who set up the whole thing.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

PanPastel Challenge - Autumn

This weekend I'm away at a Finnabair workshop up at Stockton on Tees and I suppose my project for this Autumn Challenge is sort of in the style of Finnabair (I may say different once I've completed the workshop!)

I've therefore scheduled this post and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it appears at the relevant time.

This project was so enjoyable to do, I started with a piece of card which I glued on lace, muslin, paperclip and all sorts of sundry paper clay items.  When dry I covered the whole lot with gesso.  I then proceeded to add different colours of Panpastels adding shadows with the Black.  This was all done with a dry paintbrush.

The most exciting bit about this project is that I mixed Metallic PanPastels with the Maimeri gel and it worked just like gilding wax!!!

I left it to dry and kept adding more "gilding" where I thought it was needed and once finished I added this work to the lid of a box.

Thanks for all your kind comments and interest in my blog - every single one is soooo important to me.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Claritystamp Challenge - Seasons

Well it's the first of October and what a beautiful summer it's been.

It's time for a new Challenge over on the Clarity blog - Seasons.

My inspiration is below using the Alium stamps and Maya Angelou verse.  The background is made with Brusho's.  Love using them!

Why not pop over to have a look at the amazing artwork by my Design Team mates, they've surpassed themselves again this month.