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Friday, April 26, 2019

Taurus the Bull

Good morning, we are enjoying the sunshine and being able to have the doors and windows open is great. That said there is snow forecast for tomorrow!

There is a new release over at Scrapper's Delights today with some stunning images and of course great deals

My card is using the VIP bundle that you get if you buy the 3 new April Anime images:

Not only do you get the cute Taurus anime but you also get this adorable bull image. As always you have the jpeg and png files to work with, I have used 3 of the png images on my card as well as the sentiments that come with the sheets.
I colored the image with alcohol markers and fussy cut it and a brown card mat with my Scan N Cut.
I then printed out the sentiments (which are the traits of a Taurus)  on to white card then inked this with distress ink. This was matted onto the brown card and a white 5x7in card base.
My image topper was then added with foam tape.

You can find the rest of this month's new release images over on Scrapper's Delights online store for only £7.50 just look at them:

Head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Store to see all of the new releases.
We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do
Why not stop by the Scrapper's Delight Facebook page for regular news on and inspiration from my Teamies and keep your eyes peeled on my blog for new releases from them! Here is a teaser of the next release

Thanks for stopping by and as always if you like what you see please let me know in the comment section

Friday, April 19, 2019

With Sympathy and Peacocks

We arrived back from vacation on Saturday night and promptly had around 8 inch of snow fall. Luckily it hasn't hung around and this week we should get some higher temperatures.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack and the sponsor this week is Imagine That Digital Stamps. If you enter our challenge and are a lucky winner you receive a $12 coupon for their store.
 I chose to use a the Pretty Peacocks digital stamp set which includes peacocks both with their tail displayed and gathered in, a lovely spray of flowers and some great sentiments:

My card uses the peacock with its tail closed up and I decided to make a sympathy card with it:

I used my graphics program to add the sentiment to the image, the peacock's bowed head went well with the sympathy wording. I then recolored the sentiment as it looked harsh in black against the detail of the bird. It was then printed out onto x-press it card.
Once I had colored the image with alcohol markers and colored pencils I added some sparkle to the tail to try and replicate the iridescence of the feathers.

I then matted a 5x7 inch card base with card that coordinated well with the colors I used in the image. My topper was then added along with some gems that I feel have a peacock coloring to them.

Now you've seen my inspiration why not enter yourself?
There are a just few rules you have to follow:

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until April 26th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 29th
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Twin Baby Elves

Good morning, I am currently on a totally different time zone! We are on vacation in the UK to visit family and friends and having so much fun.

I couldn't resist coloring up this gorgeous new release from Scrapper's Delights. Before I show you my card I have to tell you this is an amazing new release, The Sleeping Elf Babies I have used come as a pair as well and each baby on their own. They are also in PNG format as well as Jpeg.

I couldn't bare to separate them so my card showcases them grouped together:

I colored the image with a mix of alcohol markers and colored pencils. I find this allows me to give the image depth. I wanted to keep the design very clean and simple so I added a clean sentiment and matted a 5x7in card base with dark green card. I then added my image before adding glossy accents to the due drops on the leaves.

There are 2 other images also being released:

You can see what my teamies have done with these over on the Scrapper's Delights Blog and Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you love what you see