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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #32

Well hello!
Thank you once again for dropping by!
 
Today is the start of the new Challenge over at Petal Lu Challenge Blog.  I'm a little late posting up since I decided to tidy up my craft space! took a lot longer than I thought it would, found lots of things I had thought I had lost (still missing 1 particular die though) and put a lot of things into storage because I just can't face getting rid of them.  At least for now everything in my craft room are things I use all of the time - like I said 'for now'.
 
So moving onto the current challenge, as usual it is anything goes.  There is a 30% discount code for the online store up for grabs, so it doesn't matter what you have done, enter the challenge to be in with a chance to win.
 
This time I decided to work with a Simply B Stamps, Rio Pandora, you can get her from SimplyB website.
 
My daughter's current topic in school is Greek's, so I thought this would be a lovely little design for her bedroom.


Green is fast becoming my go to colour combo, just love it!
 
I decided to make a pen pot, I've been saving tin cans all week, so actually have a few images coloured up to make more, but this is the finished one.

I cut some fences out to go all the way around and then arranged the flowers over some wire to float around her.

The green flowers used, will be entering the store in just a few days under our new colour combo section.

 Stunning vibrant colours!

Copic used to colour Rio Pandora
Dress: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11, C7
Hair: E29, E25, E21
 
I will be entering this project into the following challenges:
 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Your favourite colour combo
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monday - Always anything goes with something you hand coloured
 
 

Links you need to know;

A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)
 
Can't wait to see what you all enter.
 
 
 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #31 & DT Call Out

Hi there!
 
I have some very exciting news to share with you all today!
 
Petal Lu is having a Design Team Call Out!  Yep, after all this time, its now time to have a shake up.  We are on the look out for 4 new team members -
 
Do you think it could be you?  would you love to work with Petal Lu flowers and receive a huge discount in store?  Can you commit to 1 project per month and promote your work on social media? If your answer is yes, then you need to drop me a line to lulucker@aol.com.  Show me 3 of your best projects of the last 12 months and a reason why you want to join the team. Closing date is 14th February and new team will be announced on the 1st March.
 
 


Lets move onto this fortnights challenge - Anything goes.  As always you could win a 30% discount code for the online store at Petal Lu.

Today I have used one of the new releases from Simply Betty Stamps, Dragon Heart, I couldn't resist getting my hands on these cute images, despite the fact I'm meant to be saving my pennies!!

 
you can get dragon heart here
 
I've never used these colour combinations before, so I was nervous as to how they would look. In fact the actual colouring is a lot brighter.  I am pleased with my results
 
Copics used:
Blues: B000, B91, B21, B22, B45
Pinks: RV10, RV02, RV23, RV04, RV06, V06
 


These colours matched my Petal Lu Teddybear range very well with the addition of Norland blooms and original blooms.
 
Links you need to know;

A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)
 
Can't wait to see what you all enter.
 I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Hearts & Flowers
 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

A little bit of inspiration!

Today I bring you one of Conie Fong Art & Design new images Braids in My Hair.  I was blown away when I saw this image, I love colouring hair and jumped straight onto it.  I've printed her off several times so that I can have a play with different colours.  Make sure you come back to see what I get done.
 
Not only is this image a great one for practising your techniques, it is also at a discount price.  So don't hang about, get her in your basket straight away.
 
You can get Braids in My Hair here

SALE Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, digistamp, Braids In My Hair by Conie Fong, Coloring Page, girl, flower, dress, color page, sweet sixteen

For my first attempt I wanted to try my 'go to colours' which is pink with brown tones for her hair.  I always map my hair with the lighter tones and for the first time ever, stopped myself from picking up the darker browns, I was so pleased with the results. My first ever blonde lady.

 
I love the way Conie draws her images, she helps the challenged crafters like myself, I never know where to put shadows, Conie always gives you hints!
 
I glittered her bow to add sparkle, next time I might decoupage it for more depth.

Copics used are:
Hair: E21, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Dress: R59, RV34, R81, RV10, RV000
 
Embellishments:
Flowers the New Pink and Red range from Petal Lu
Leaves, using the new Heartfelt Creations dies and Petal Lu range.
 



 

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Fun, Laugh & Play


Hi there!
 
wow! what a busy week, I'm a bit behind on my posts, so please forgive me if you now get a surge!!
 
I'd like to share with you one of the latest new releases from Conie Fong Art & Design.  This is Benny, little Benny can come in a variety of poses.  Birthday Cake, Flowers, Love Heart.  He is a versatile little lad and would be just perfect for Mother's Day from her little man.
 
You can get Benny here.  You might also like to know that he is currently at a discounted price, so be quick.
 
SALE Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, digistamp, Birthday Benny by Conie Fong, Birthday, Boy, Car, Cake, Cupcake, Celebration

Here is my little Benny!

 
I have used copic pens to colour him;
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E08, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Trousers: G28, YG67, YG45, YG23, YG11, C7
 
Here is my finished card, a nice CAS one! (note, no flowers)
 
 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;
 
Crafting when we can - spots/stripes
 
 
Links you need to know;
 
 
 



Sunday, 15 January 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #30 Anything Goes

Well since this is my first post this year, I'd like to start with Happy New Year to you all!

Today is the launch of the latest Petal Lu Challenge Anything Goes.  You could be in with a chance of wining a 30% discount code in the Petal Lu Store.  All you have to do is enter your Anything Goes project.

Today I have a card to share using one of Saturated Canary's images.


I like this one, reminds me of the book worm my little girl is!  I chose very pale greens with a  splash of vibrant purple.



Flowers used are Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wassabi with a dab of glitter glue for sparkle.

Copics used were:
Greens: G000, G00, YG41
Hair: E21, E25, E29, E49
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E08, R20 (cheeks)
 
Links you need to know;
A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)
 
Can't wait to see what you all enter.
 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

613 Avenue - Anything goes
Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes
 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Petal Lu Challenge #28

It's challenge time at Petal Lu, last one before the New Year!

I can't believe its Christmas already, just a few more days left, still lots of presents to wrap, not to mention cards to write and deliver and those last minute makes that the Children have insisted they now want for their teachers!!!  A lot of sleepless nights ahead of me.

So, lets swiftly move onto the latest Challenge at Petal Lu and my Design Team inspiration card.

I made this last Friday, very last minute, since I had completely forgotten to make it and my friend was coming to collect later that evening! whoops!

She loved it by the way!




Backing papers are from my Christmas Paper stock stash, sentiment is from Lily Of the Valley and wooden embellishments are from The Works (Aladin's gave).  Flowers of course are from Petal Lu.  These ones are the Blood Red, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzaz colours. 

With the addition of string bead and coloured berries, bells and stamen, it all becomes very festive.

I also added some white glitter glue for more sparkle.
 
I hope you like what I have made, remember you can get all the blooms from Petal Lu.
 
Challenges, I am entering this into are
 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
 
 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Petal Lu ~26

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful day.  I've been busy decorating for Christmas, and realised I was late posting my blog. Hope nobody notices!!!

It's Challenge time again at Petal Lu, as usual you could win the fantastic 30% discount from the Petal Lu Store.

 
Today I have used an image from Conie Fong Art & Design.  This beautiful image can come as a set of 3, with little differences in each.
She is called Molly Fairy
 
Digital Stamp, Digi Stamp, digistamp, 3 images by Conie Fong, Girl, Fairy, fantasy, basket, flowers, coloring page

 

 I used the following copics;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E18, E04, R20
Hair: E49, E29, E25, E21
Dress: R59, RV34, R81, RV10, RV000
  


I do love the easel cards! I've added a few snowflake die cuts and glittered them, not sure how they will withstand the post since they are so delicate, but so very lovely all the same.
 
1 single Regal Rose Petal Lu flower, to the side of the image and decorative Christmas Papers. 

 Links you need to know;
A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)
 
Can't wait to see what you all enter.
 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges;