Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Rosa's in Red

Well, what a hectic day it has been and tomorrow will be even more so, methinks.  Today I have been preparing the office for 'the takeover' - my boss has sold the business - and tomorrow all the new equipment and cabling is being installed, to bring us into the 21st century and integrate us with our new head office.  Quite exciting but very exhausting! It's the end of an era ... but I'm excited for the beginning of the new venture.

Tonight's card is another Mo and is my entry for the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Sketchy Colours - Red, orange and yellow
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Let's get digital

And here it is:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Rosa'

Paper: American Craft, 'Bruschetta'

I've been meaning to have a go at this beautiful image for ages now but could never quite pluck up the courage - I mean, all those folds!  But as I was going through my papers the other day, I found the remnants of this gorgeous paper and, for some reason, the flowers reminded me of Rosa's dress.  So I could put it off now more - I had to have a go.

I knew I wanted the image area to be circular and although the sketch is square, I've stuck pretty much to the basic layout. 

I used my trusty Copics for the shading - thankfully, once I'd got the general light and movement fixed in my mind, it wasn't as difficult as I'd imagined, although I'm sure that it's neither as accurate nor as good as it could have been, if only I'd been more daring.  Still, the end result is pretty much as I'd imagined and there's certainly some movement going on there!

No shading with my Prismas this time - I simply used my Nestabilities to cut out a pale yellow circle and a scalloped white circle before using a compass and pair of scissors for the final black circle.  Layered on to this vibrant paper and finished with a red satin ribbon and bow, I quite like Rosa, now she's finished.

So, I must rush to link up and get to bed - in for 8.00 a.m. tomorrow so I need to sleeeeeeeep!

Happy crafting.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Reading is Fun!

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over on the Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog and this week we are challenging you to make a bookmark.  Yup, get creative and show us how you'd like to mark your page, in whatever style you choose.

I can't live without my books. They are constant companions and I feel lost if I haven't at least one book on the go at any time.  I bought three new ones today, so this week's covered!  But my bookmark won't be for me to use - it's going to find a happy home with my friend's little one, who is going back to school next week.  So here it is:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'Reading is Fun'

Papers: October Afternoon

Strange bookmark, you may think.  But, ah! Wait and see what's hiding inside.

This card has a tear-off bookmark attached, with matching image.

I've been dying to do this card for ages - I love the idea of a little gift being tucked inside and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go.

Here's a close-up of the bookmark part.  It was quite a challenge to get both images coloured up identically but they match really well and I'm pleased with the end result.  Isn't this little fella cute? and I love those beautiful books too!

I coloured both up with my Copics before adding a little grounding and glow with (altogether now, 1, 2, 3 .....) my Prismacolors. (Yaaay, you got it!)

I'm just hoping the little bookworm I have in mind will like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

So, now it's over to you. Use a Karen's Doodles image and show us how creative you can be. There will be three winners, as usual:

* 1st place winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The Design Team members will vote for their favorite entry and the winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog.

Both 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by Random.org and the prizes will be:

* 2nd place winner - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles.
* 3rd place winner - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

Don't forget to check out the wonderfulness of my Teamies' creations too - you'll not be disappointed!
Can't wait to see your remarkable projects!

Happy crafting. 

Sunday, 29 August 2010

From the Heart

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful life can be in Crafty Blogland.  Every day I am touched by the beautiful comments you all leave for me and I'm so grateful for your support and encouragement.  When I'm feeling blue or in pain, there's nothing nicer than getting to my PC and finding someone's kind words waiting for me.  Aaaah, I have the warm and fuzzies and I thank you all for taking time to read my ramblings and comment on my work.  Today's card is truly from the heart ...

I shall be entering this one into two challenges:

The Pink Elephant - Sketch challenge

Totally Papercrafts - Clean and simple

And here it is:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Tin Man'

Papers: October Afternoon; DCWV; mirror board.

I don't normally use mirror board - I find it a bit shiny for me, usually.  But what better to use to give that shiny, metal finish to this adorable image?

I so love these new Wizard of Oz images from Mo's Digital Pencil.  As I think I mentioned yesterday, there is a whole range, including Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Glenda the Good, the Tin Man and, of course, Dorothy (whose image is named 'Kansas').  What a wonderful idea of Mo's - the Wizard of Oz must be one of the most popular films of a certain generation (i.e. mine!) and, as always, Mo has managed to capture the characters' quirks so well. 

I must admit to be rather afraid of this image, though.  I mean, he's the Tin Man, he's metal and colouring metal is frightening!  But I desperately wanted to use him so I got out my cool grey Copics and set to work.  I'm pretty thrilled with the result, even though I shouldn't say so myself.  I think he looks quite metallic and I love that little touch of red for his heart.  I think I could have been a little braver with the shading and contrast but I was reluctant to over-colour this image - it could so easily have been a disaster.  Then I went in with my Prismas to add the background, which I kept to a lovely warm yellow to counteract the coolness of the grey.

It took me a while to decide on the paper, actually - I tried him against all sorts of greys (and other colours too) until I remembered these gorgeous polkadots, which I think are perfect. I needed something that wasn't too busy because I had the 'Clean and simple' challenge in my head, which also meant that I needed to keep the layering down to a minimum.  The sketch definitely helped with that one. 

I generated the sentiment on my PC - it seemed so appropriate - and then added just a little punch of red at the bottom to finish.

So, today I need to buy a present for my boss, who is leaving me on Tuesday after three-and-a-half years of working together.  Then I have dinner guests this evening and, of course, I need to fit in some colouring, just because! 

Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Oz's Scarecrow

Last Sunday, we were travelling home from a trip to Yorkshire Lavender in Terrington, near York, (and I can highly recommend a visit, if you haven't already been!) and came across a Scarecrow Festival in the village of Gate Helmsley.  It was lovely - all sorts of creative scarecrows were visible from the road: one dressed as a builder, climbing a ladder; a super one of the vicar, in the church yard; a farmer in the local farm shop car park ... it was delightful!  For some reason, scarecrows always remind me of the autumn, perhaps because I associate them with Harvest Festival (it's probably the straw that does that!)... and it's true to say that we are having some particularly early autumnal weather at the moment, too! 

Today's card is my DT card for Mo's Dream Team and I shall also be entering it into the following challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches

Simon Says Stamp - 'Paper piecing'

And here it is:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Scarecrow'

Papers: 'Harvest Spice' digital papers by Shabby Princess

As you will see, I've rotated the sketch by 90 degrees as this fitted better with what I had in mind.  These papers were the perfect choice for Mr Scarecrow, I think.  Even the name conjoured up the right colours and feeling.  There's not much separation between the layers, only chalked edges, but I think it works ... maybe I could have introduced some burnt orange matting or something but, hey, 'tis done now!

I wanted to get a real 'scarecrow' feeling: sacking head, bits and bobs of old clothing for his garb, etc., so I chose to paper piece him.  His gloves, legs and feet were coloured with my Copics and, of course, the grass and the background were added with Prismacolors but the rest is paper pieced, even down to using different 'patches' on his raggy trousers. I then went in with my Prismas and added some extra shading to give a bit more depth to the paper piecing, which is what I usually do, so that the image isn't too 'flat'. 

My OH is really taken with Mr Scarecrow, for some reason, and thinks it's one of the best images Mo has produced.  I must say, he was a joy to put together and I'm loving the whole 'Wizard of Oz' range that Mo has produced recently. 

Well, we're having a weekend of getting Daughter ready to return to university and today has been spent buying new bedding and kitchen 'stuff'.  It's exciting because she'll be in a shared house off campus this year, with a nice large room and her friends around her.  I'm a little sad, though, because I shall miss her all over again, as she has been home for around 7 weeks now.  Still, it's good to know that she has a happy life of her own that she is excited to return to. 

Hope your weekend is a good one.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

For the Last Time at Isabella's

I'm writing this post with a sad face as this will be my last post on behalf of Isabella's Sketchbook.  Unfortunately, due to constraints imposed by ill health in the family, Isabella no longer feels able to continue to run the challenge blog and has taken the difficult decision to disband the Design Team.  However, the store will remain open and I encourage you all to support Isabella and keep her spirits up! So, for our last challenge we are looking for beautiful hand-made flowers on your project. Perhaps you're a dab hand with a crochet hook, or you have a knack with rolled paper roses.  However you wish to make them, we'd love to see them.

As usual, the DT have some beautiful samples for you over on the Challenge Blog, so don't forget to visit them and leave some love for the final time.

Here's my card this week:

Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Suitcase Stack'

Papers: 'Raspberry Goodness' Digipapers - unfortunately, I think this set is now retired and I cannot find a link to it anywhere!

Other: Paper flowers by me; tickets by me too!

I love this image - it must be my favourite Isabella as it is so versatile and I thought it only right that it should get one final DT outing.  It also seemed fitting that I should do a 'goodbye and good luck' card today, so that's precisely what set the tone for this project.

The paper flowers are rolled roses made from circles of coloured paper, cut into a spiral with scallop edged scissors, crumpled and folded before rolling.  I paper-pieced the suitcases, obviously, with a range of co-ordinating Raspberry Goodness papers and then coloured some white guipure lace to the right colour with my Copics (good tip as it allows you to have any colour lace to match your project - give it a go, it's easy!). The two tickets were printed on to kraft card in raspberry and brown, then a little brown chalk was applied to the edges to soften them. I bought the beautiful cotton heart ribbon whilst on holiday in Wales earlier in the year and this is its first outing - it was just perfect for this project.  I love the combination of kraft, cream and raspberry on this card - so soft and elegant (I hope!) and I think I might just have mastered some 'vintage' with this one!  I knew it would come, eventually.

So, now it's over to you. Don't forget that you must use an Isabella's Sketchbook image for your project and there are so many to choose from over at the Isabella's Sketchbook store that you can't fail to be inspired.  I hope you'll join us in this last challenge and make it one for Isabella to remember. 

Can't wait to see your flowery creations.
Happy crafting.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Dotty About Karen's Doodles

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over on the Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog and this week we are challenging you to go dotty with 'Polkadots'.  Yup, we want to see spots before our eyes in this week's entries, and here's my little bit of dottiness to inspire you:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'Little Helping Hands'

Papers: October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket

Sentiment: generated on my PC and I simply couldn't resist 'sorry to hear you're spotty!' for this card! 

This image is so cute and was such fun to colour.  Poor old Ted, I bet he didn't realise that this was part of his job description when he ventured out of the toy store!  Looks like this little nurse is doing a fine job, though!

I coloured this one with my Copics, as usual and added some grounding and glow with my Prismas.  I love the little details here: the plasters and Ted's button eyes in particular.

I love the bright, bold and very dotty papers on this card - I'm always happy to use red polkadots, as you might have noticed - they're a favourite of mine, as are most dotty papers, actually. 

So, now it's over to you. Use a Karen's Doodles image and let us see your dotty, spotty cards.There will be three winners this week, as follows:

* 1st place winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The Design Team members will vote for their favorite entry and the winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog.

Both 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by Random.org and the prizes will be:

* 2nd place winner - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

* 3rd place winner - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's cards too - they're fabulous, as always!

Can't wait to see your 'spotacular' creations!

Happy crafting.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Happy *!%@+& Birthday!

Aaaah, the end of another working week and a busy weekend to look forward to.  Just wanted quickly to share this card with you, which is for the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers
Simple Doodles

The theme for all the challenges is 'Birthday/Celebrate' and, just to add a little humour to the proceedings, here's what I came up with:

Image: Just Inklined, 'Dick Van Duck - Party'

Papers: October Afternoon

Sentiment: My own!!!

Isn't he hilarious? I love him.  He looks as though he 'really' wants you to have a good birthday, doesn't he?!

I wanted to use up some brightly coloured scraps (my October Afternoon papers are running low - must buy more!) so this seemed as good a way as any.  I also paperpieced Dick's party hat, just to co-ordinate with the striped panels.

Obviously, he was coloured up with my Copics, because what else do I ever use at moment?  A little pale green glow with my Prismacolours, although this time some mid-grey Copic sufficed for the grounding.

If you haven't already used any of the new Just Inklined stamps, you really should take a look at them.  They have a great range, from humorous right through to scenic and they're very reasonably priced too.  You'll find more about the company and the stamps on their website, where you'll also find the image gallery.  Or, you can see the full range of images and purchase them here, at Imag-e-nation.

Right, an early night is called for as I'm very tired this week - big things are afoot at work and I need all the sleep I can get!

Happy crafting.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Mo's Dream Team Project of the Month Blog Hop

Yes, dear Crafty Bloglanders - it's time for another fantastic blog hop and this month our projects are all about die cuts, Nesties and punches. If you've arrived here from Elaine's blog, you're on the right track. If not, why not hop over to Rosette's blog and start from the beginning, 'cos' you won't want to miss out on all that wonderfulness!

So, without further ado, here's my offering this month:

 Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Kitty Kai'

Papers: 'Frightful' digital papers by Katie Pertiet

Sentiment: Is also a digi download, (which may have come with the digital papers, actually, although I'm not sure).

Tools: Nestabilities Label 2; Nestabilities Scalloped Circle; Woodware 1.5" circle punch; Floral Punch fern sprays

Isn't Kai the sweetest little cat? This is such an adorable image.  I'm not usually a Halloween kind-a-gal, for personal reasons, but I know it's becoming more and more popular over here in the UK and it's really difficult not to join in, particularly when there's such a wonderful selection of Halloween images, like this little gem.

Kai was coloured with my Copics (and I have some nice warm grays now!) and then I added ground and glow with my Prismas.  I used this gorgeous purple this time as it picks up the purple in this fabulous paper.  Inspired by his pumpkin and my scalloped Nesties, I had the idea of creating kind of half-pumpkins at each side, with leaf tops punched with my fern spray punch.  Watch out for those scalloped circles - my little brain is working overtime with the Halloween theme now!

So, mine is the last post this month and so it's my turn to link you up to Mo's Digital Pencil, where you will find more beautiful images and inspiration.  Check out her latest Wizard of Oz images - fantastic!

And just in case you've missed anyone along the way, or, better still, you need to hop all over again to soak up the inspiration, here's Rosette's blog, where you'll find the first of my wonderful Teamies' fabulous projects.

Happy crafting. 

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

It's Isabella Time!

Wow, what a busy week I've had so it's little surprise that Wednesday is here again and it's time for another Isabella's Sketchbook challenge.  This week, we're challenging you to make a card or project with a hidden something.  Could be a tag, a bookmark, a pocket, anything at all, just hide it in your project as a little surprise.

I think I must be having a bit of a moment with kinetic cards this week - cards that move or pop up or out.  And my Isabella's DT sample is a perfect example:

Images: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Mother's Helper', 'Time to Bake' and 'USA Cake' (which I've altered a little to make it less patriotic!)

Paper: October Afternoon.

Can't see three images?  Ha-ha - there's the surprise.  Look below to see what happens to this little lovely.

Just pull the ribbon and see it appear ......

.... and there it is! Ingredients, baking and a beautiful birthday cake as the end result! 

This is a magic slider card and I used the Splitcoaststampers' tutorial, which you can find here.  It takes a little thinking time but it's not difficult and the result is so clever.

Don't these three images go well together?  As I said above, I used Paint.net to remove the stars and some of the candles on the birthday cake as I needed a 'pared down' version of the cake for this card.

So, now it's over to you.  Don't forget that you must use an Isabella's Sketchbook image for your project and there are so many to choose from over at the Isabella's Sketchbook store that you can't fail to be inspired.

And check out my Teamies' samples too - they're super, as always.

Can't wait to see your hidden bits!

Happy crafting.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Turning Cartwheels!

I was never very good at gymnastics - cartwheels turned into bunny hops and I simply hadn't the courage to flip and climb and balance! My thing was dancing - give me music and I would move!  But I always admired friends who could turn a perfect cartwheel, and particularly those who could happily cartwheel along the edge of the school field, fearless, free and fabulous!

Which brings me to my card for today.  This one is for the DP2 challenge and is also my Mo's Dream Team card for this week.  I feel I have neglected my darling Mo the last few days so apologies all my Mo fans - this one is for you.  (Don't forget the Dream Team blog hop on Thursday though!)

This week's DP2 Challenge was an inspiration photograph - check out these colours! 

So here's my card:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Georgie's Cartwheel'

Papers: Scenic Route

Tutorial: Splitcoaststampers, which you can find here.

I simply had to make a spinner card with this little guy, as soon as I read Mo's comment 'Turn him on his head and he's jumping for joy'.  I adapted the tutorial a little to fit my needs, as I wanted just a strip for the spinner itself - but it was easy to do once I'd got the idea of the spinner working properly. I'd hope to do an 'action shot' but I'm hopeless with the video!

This beautiful striped paper is perfect for the colour challenge, don't you think, and these beautiful bright buttons were just waiting for this challenge to come along!

So, rather than the action shot, here are the stills:

Off he goes ......

   .... jumping for joy .....

... and the cartwheel comes to an end!
How cute is he!? I'm delighted with this one -he's so jolly! I coloured him with Copics, as usual - although colouring someone upside down and the right way up is quite difficult! The shadows would fall in slightly different places depending on which way up he is.  Still, as my shadowing is never particularly accurate, I reckon I've got away with it!  
Sorry about the ridiculous layout on this post - I'm having real trouble with Mr Blogger at the moment - he simply won't put things where I want them and I don't know what's changed to make him act like this! I'll have to investigate!

So, off to link up and then it must be time for lunch - I need a big salad to counteract all those yummy calories from Sunday's cakes!

Happy crafting.

Monday, 16 August 2010

All About Animals at Karen's Doodles

Welcome to the start of another week, which, of course, means a new challenge over at the Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog. This week it is all about 'Animals' - we're challenging you to make a card or other project with one of Karen's Doodles wonderful animal images, and there are plenty to choose from over at the Karen's Doodles Store.

So here's this week's card from me:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'A Friend in Need'

Papers: Graphic 45, 'A Proper Gentleman' collection

Poor old Herbert - It's a good job he has Bigsby to lend a helping hand.  I love this image - Herbert is one of my favourites, anyway, and I think he looks so sorry for himself in this image. 

And I love these Graphic 45 papers - the colours were perfect for this card.  I've had them a while and simply hadn't got round to using them so it was a lovely surprise to find them lurking at the back of my paper store, ready and waiting.

I coloured the image with my Copics, going back and adding shading and 'glow' with my Prismas, as usual.  I paper-pieced the pillowcase and sheet, though - this pretty polkadot blue just drew me in and lifted the image. 

I'm going to enter Herbert in this week's Raise The Bar challenge, which is 'Animals, brown and clean and simple'.

So, now it's over to you. Use a Karen's Doodles image and let us see your animal cards.There will be three winners this week, now that we've changed the way we award the prizes:

* 1st place winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The Design Team members will vote for their favorite entry and the winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog.

Both 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by Random.org and the prizes will be:

* 2nd place winner - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

* 3rd place winner - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's cards too - they're fabulous, as always!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Back to School (Already?)

School's still out here in Yorkshire and the children won't return until early September but I know there are many places where the school year is about to start and the long summer holiday is going to be over.  Thankfully I no longer have to worry about school uniform and packed lunches, although the downside is that Daughter will return to university at the beginning of September and the house will seem so empty and quiet again for a while. 

Obviously, this time of year means lots of Back to School challenges and this card will be entered in:

Papercutz Challenge - 'Back to School'
Paper Playtime Challenge - 'School Days'
Stampin' For the Weekend - 'Back to School'
Our Creative Corner - 'Back to School'
Stampin' Royalty - 'School Days'

Image: Karen's Doodles 'Apple Girl'; and the little pile of books is from Elizabeth O Dulemba - 'Back to School Books'

Papers: October Afternoon

This little one is sooo cute! And I love her apple for teacher!  That's what reminded me I had this cute little pile of books from Elizabeth O Dulemba, which I've used as an embellishment.

There's an added extra with this card though.  There is a pocket flap on the inside, which holds a useful bookmark - take a look below.

I coloured this little sweetie with my Copics and added a glow of soft yellow with my Primacolors.  The little 'extra credit' tags were cut from one of the sheets in my October Afternoon 'Report Card' paper pad, which is where the wonderful script paper came from too.  The check is also October Afternoon, from their 'Farm Fresh' collection.  I must replace all my October Afternoon paper pads - they're brilliant and I can't possibly live without them!

 Here's the little pocket flap I told you about.  On the inside of the card I printed a sweet little poem I found on one of the many quotation sites:

"Today I hurry off to school,
To work and learn and play.
I'm in a brand new grade this year.
What a happy day!"

The inside of the flap has a pocket, which holds a useful bookmark:

I love this sentiment - I generated it on the computer but I just know that it came to me as a result of Blogmosis (absorbing stuff you see on other people's blogs, without realising it!).  I love books - I have many, both fact and fiction - and I couldn't imagine being without them.  I'm a voracious reader and I'm never without at least one book on the go at any time.  Next to crafting (of course) there is nothing better than a lazy day spent with a good book - in fact, whilst on holiday earlier this year I read four books over the week, while lazing around in the garden, on the beach and even in the car, while my OH fished!  Heaven!

And, of course, it's always nice to find a hidden extra in a card, isn't it?  Kids love it!

I had a wonderful day yesterday.  I met with my new friend Christine for coffee and crafty chatter and we didn't stop for nearly four hours!  We have lots in common and I'm looking forward to our next meeting - when the coffee's on me!!!!!!  Christine brought me the sweetest little gift - a happiness box - which I'll blog when I've had a chance to photograph it! I shall treasure it, Christine - it gave me such warm and fuzzies! Thank you again.

Now I have to go and make banana cake and scones, ready for our afternoon tea with friends.  So have a happy Sunday and ...

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

I'm Vampin' Ya!

A few years ago, an American friend showed me some black and white sketch shows featuring Abbott and Costello and I have to say they were some of the cleverest and funniest shows I've ever seen.  The details are lost in the midst of time but a few impressions have been longer lasting, such as the baseball sketch (Who's on First?), the maths sketch (adding up has never been such fun!) and a couple of lines from another sketch:

"What cha doin'?
I'm vampin' ya.
Well, vamp me some mo'."

Couldn't tell you what the rest of it was about but this has stayed with me for some reason! So today, I'm vampin' ya with another of KennyK's delicious downloads:

Image: Kenny K, 'Luscious Linda' from his 'Gothik Angelz' collection

Papers: October Afternoon (and I must replenish my stock!)

I've used the layout from this week's Inspirational Card Sketches challenge and I'll be entering Luscious Linda, for sure.

It's unusual for me to use torn edges but I really quite like it for this card. I must get more adventurous with my finishes and layouts!

I couldn't resist using the 'Vampa-licious' sentiment, generated on my PC, as I think it sums this one up perfectly!

It was quite refreshing to work with such a different type of image - the colours can be bolder, for one.

She was a dream to colour with my Copics and I kept the background (Prismacolours, of course) fairly neutral to blend with the DPs.  I added a nice wide black satin ribbon and some small pewter brads to finish and picked out the metallic detail on her boots with a silver gel pen. 

I have a treat today - I'm meeting a crafty friend for coffee and a quick trip to our local Paper Mill shop! Then off to have dinner with other friends this evening and tomorrow, I make scones in preparation for afternoon tea with friends at home.  Busy weekend! But when will I find time for crafting!???? I shall have withdrawal symptoms by tomorrow evening!

Hope your Saturday is a good one too.

Happy crafting.