Tuesday 30 July 2013

DT Team Call Out

Well I thought I would try out for a few other DT's (well you never know!).  I've got quite a lot of time on my hands at the moment...what with hubbie working away quite a lot of the time plus my sweet daughter is finally leaving the nest.  She's moving to London next week to be an actor in the London Dungeon attraction.  I'm so proud of her, she's managed to fulfil her dreams of being an actress ever since leaving university almost 4 years ago.  I'm going to miss her like crazy, she's my best friend, my confidant and my rock - but I know she has to follow her own path and her own dreams.  I wish her every happiness and look forward to the day I see her name in lights on the West End stage.

Sooooo, back to the card I've made for the design team call out for Sugar Nellie - I used Tiffany and my copics. She was such a beautiful image to colour in. I wanted to make my 8 x 8 card pretty and elegant so I used aqua and lilac to match in with the papers, and used delicate copic colours for Tiffany.  Even if I'm not successful with my entry for  the DT I still enjoyed every moment of making my card. Finally I added my own handmade flowers and hat pins to co-ordinate with the colour scheme.

Here's what I used:

Digi Image: Sugar Nellie 'Tiffany' available from Funkykits
Paper/Cardstock: First Edition 'First Bloom', coloured cardstock from AC, Create & Craft, Papermania
Dies: Sizzix Banner #2, Sizzix Squares, Martha Stewart 'Branch', Spellbinder 'Persian Accent', Britannia 'Medium Rose',  Marianne Designs 'Swirl Rose -  LR0162'
Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E01, E13, R20 / Hair: YR0000, YR000, E81 E13, E15 / Eyes, Tights, Flower: BG000, BG01, BG05 / Dress: V000, V01, V04, V05, V09 / Hearts: Y0000, Y000, YR00 / Around Image: B0000, B000
Stamped Flowers: Adirondack 'Juniper', 'Tumbled Glass' Distressing Ink, Hunkydory 'Floral Chic'
Other: Ribbon, Wired Pearls, Pearls, Glitter, Diamante Hat Pins, Beads and Spacers, Sentiment Computer Generated, Glitter

Thanks for dropping by, hope you like my entry. 

Why not leave me a quick comment and let me know what you think.

Janine xxx

Sunday 21 July 2013

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call

My craftie friend and fellow craft club buddy Ali let me know that Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call at the moment.  So I decided to give it a shot.
I've bought quite a few digi images from them in the past; but decided to buy another one especially to use in my entry.  I let my daughter Heather choose it for me - she chose 'Catch My Heart'.  This sweet little stamp was a dream to colour in. 

I printed the image out 4 times and coloured in certain areas of it with my Copics, then cut those sections out and layered them up to give dimension.  Finally I added a sprinkle of glitter and my own handmade flowers....and tada here it is for you to see

Here's what I used:

Digi stamp: Tiddly Inks 'Catch My Heart'
Paper/Cardstock: First Edition 'Up Up & Away', Create & Craft Glitter CS, Create & Craft Coloured CS
Copics: Skin- E000, E21, E11, E31 / Hearts: RV10, RV13, RV14 / Puddle - BG000, RBG01, BG05 / Boots, Coat, Hat - YG00, YG23, YG03, YG09, G17 / Dress, Basket: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09 / Hair: Y28, Y35, Y21, Y000, E57
Dies:  Spellbinder Grand Nestibilities 'Square Scallop', Memory Box 'Riveria Corner', Cheery Lyn Designs ' Fanciful Flourish' and 'Flourish Leaf Strip', Britannia Medium Rose, Marianne 'Swirl Rose-LR0162'
Other: Crystal Glitter, Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalks, My Own Handmade Flowers, Flat Backed Pearls, Tear Drop Pearls, Miniature Rose Buds, AC Ribbon, Serif CraftArtist 2

Hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by, why not leave me a comment.

Janine  XX

Monday 1 July 2013


Can I say a huge thank you to everyone who visits my blog, my blog followers and to everyone who leaves me comments. 

I really appreciate everyone who visits my crafty home here on 'Crafting Crackers' and especially love it when I find you've left me a message....it's a bit like Christmas (sad I know!!)  You inspire me and keep my mojo going; you all make me feel that it's all worth while.

Thank you my crafting bloggies - you're all stars.

Big hugs

Janine XX