Monday, March 29, 2010

Card Patterns challenge 57

I just really enjoyed playing with my new Stampendous Spot's botz stamps, so I had to make another 'bot card... I have used sketch no 57 from the Card Patterns challenge blog for this one.
Image and sentiment are mounted on 3d foam for dimesion. The bot is coloured with Promarkers (Cool Grey 2, Blossom and Rose Pink)
Thanks for looking, and HAPPY EASTER to all my readers!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches #38 and some robots

This card is for the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week.
The 'bot is coloured using my new Promarker pens (apple, forest green, china blue, cornflower and some cool grey 2 for the shadow under his feet).
Isn't that robot the cutest?? I have used my new Stampendous Spot's Botz stamps for him. I just bought them the other day, and I can tell I'm going to have lots and lots of fun with them, making different robots.... This is what the stamp set looks like;
Just bits and pieces so you can build your own robots. Here are some more 'botz I've made up (click on the picture to view it bigger);
The bottom ones are coloured with my new ProMarkers. I'm still a newbie to these and I can see that I need a LOT of practice... the top one is coloured with watercolour paints (no, not my trusted pencils...)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Friday Sketchers #94

We just had some more snow this morning... can't really say I like it... but the word is, that it will dissappear before this week comes to an end. Can't wait to put on some lighter shoes and not put on so much clothes...

Made this card for challenge #94 at Friday Sketchers. I used a few new things on this one... The scalloped edge was made with my NEW Martha Stewart Scallop Two Dot punch and the pink flower border was made using my NEW Martha Stewart Daisy border punch on each side of a 1' strip of paper. I also coloured the flower borders with one of my NEW ProMarkers (can you tell I had my birthday not too long ago...??). The stamp isn't really new, but I've never inked it up before, so I count that as new as well...
The image is mounted on 3d foam for some dimension and I've added some extra flowers for added interest.... oh, and I've used my trusted watercolour pencils for the colouring in (I didn't have any paper or ink that worked well with my new Promarkers....)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A crocheted necklace and some mittens

I've wanted a fairly long necklace for a long time now, but haven't been able to find one I liked, so when I saw this "Coral" pattern over at Ravelry, I decided to crochet myself a necklace....
I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out so I just grabbed some old old old old wool from my stash to start with. It turned out I didn't have enough to make the necklace as long as I wanted it to be, so I had to dig through and see if I could find some more of the same. I found a wee bit in a darker shade... never mind. I think I like the necklace anyway... even though it's not as long as I wanted it to be. I might even have to make another one. A longer one. I have some shiny yarn I bought years ago that I think would look nice...
I have also been knitting a bit lately. Another Ravelry pattern.... These are called Aili's mittens. They were really easy and fun to knit. And I do loooove lime and turquoise together. The mittens are also very thick and warm.
Knowing Maja, it was only a matter of knitting half a mitten for myself before she wanted some too.... So she got to choose colours for hers. Pink and dark blue.

And now Susie has started asking about when she will get mittens like that too... I better take her wool shopping sometime next week....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sketch Saturday week #93

I think spring must be right around the corner... the weather has been brilliant for days now. Today I took my coffee and a book with me outside, so I could sit and enjoy the sunshine while Susie was playing in the big heaps of snow still in the car park outside our house. And it was actually sunny all through Maja's riding lesson this afternoon. Weeheee! Maja's class has just started galloping now (2nd time today), and I don't think I have ever seen anyone with a smile as BIG as Maja's when the horse picks up some speed... lol...

Well, over to my card... The sketch I have used is from this weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday.
The image is a digi I found on the net a while ago, I didn't note down from where... It's coloured with watercolour pencils.
Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave me a wee comment!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday Sketchers #91

Finished this card just in time to enter it into the Friday Sketchers challenge this week.
This is just a quick post as I need to find my bed now... nite nite!