19 April 2011

First time Tuesday

Morning Fluffers! Isn't it a gorgeous day again?

I'll try not to natter too much this morning as I've got two cards to share! Sweet Cheeks went for a snooze yesterday afternoon and instead of doing the things I 'needed' to do, I had a bit of fun in The Bat Cave. :)

I've been wanting to try colouring on Kraft for a little while, but nerves have stopped me. Loaded up with a mahoosive mug of tea and a little (ahem!) pile of choklit buttons, I bit the bullet and had a go.

In the spirit of all things new, I got out my Polychromo Pencils and I have to say the Polychromo V Prisma Pencil War wages on. More extensive market research required! ;)

What else is new? Pictures. I've been a bit naffed off with the way my photo's have been looking of late. so armed with the Macro Setting, and a new, large, white slice of card, I've been on the floor, doing deliberately 'arty' shots, instead of frustrating I look like I've been on the booze all day wonky ones! Result, better, I think?

I am going to enter this first card at Sketch Saturday as I've used the fab sketch and also MMCS, which is Anything Goes.

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Gingham; Funky Hand, spots and stripes from (extensive) stash
Image: Bildmalarna
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
Colouring: Polychromo Pencils
Tools: Nesties and Scallop Die; Die-Namics
Other: Flowers; E Line, Prima, buttons from stash

While I was making the first card, I was dithering about what stash and papers to use. In the end there was so much stuff on the desk, I had enough to make two cards, along the the same but different route. And I really enjoyed it. I'll enter this one at MMCS too.

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Vintage stash (i.e. it's so last season darling and I can't remember!)
Image: Bildmalarna
Colouring: Polychromo Pencils
Tools: Nesties
Other: Flowers; E Line, Prima, buttons and pearls from stash


xxxtglxxx said...

This is so cute Faye :) What a gorgeous image, and I just love the soft colours. The pearls and the buttons are so pretty.



Fiona said...

wow Faye...2 fab cards!! I must check out the macro thing as your photo are fab too!!


Zoe said...

Booootiful fluffster!! Loves it!! I too am yet to colour straight onto kraft card - not quite brave enough yet though ... me thinks i will need to buy a bulk value pack of kraft so when it goes wrong i have plenty to keep going at it and pretend it was perfect first attempt!!! Love love love them - mmmmmmwah x x x x x

Lindsey said...

Well done you! I have had several attempts at colouring on Kraft and it never makes it onto the blog. Yours is fab! I must ask, what is a Polychromo pencil? It sounds kind of biological/petri dish/ivf related rather than a piece of crafty parafinalia!
Right must get out into the sun before it disappears!
Linds x

Donna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Faye, fab colouring on kraft and such pretty papers...love your stitching on the first card too :) Donna x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two beauties Fluff! Fabby colouring on Kraft and beautiful coordination of elements. Such pretty papers and flowers too! Hugs, Lesley

Debbie said...

Hi Fluffy~
Both these cards are gorgeous. I love choccy buttons by the way!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the combination of stripes, checks and dots and all in pink - what could be better? Love your blog. Hugs Jenny B x
PS: you are about 9 hours behind me

Heather said...

Gorgeous cards, amazing colouring and beautiful photos, very arty :) What more is there to say, other than i wish my 3 would have an afternoon nap so I could create (rather than do housework!) Oh and there are no better buttons than chocolate ones!!!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Both cards are adorable! Great job with the kraft. I have not attempted it I still have trouble coloring on plain paper. It is like why learn another language when I have trouble with English! The choklit & tea worked, because they are great cards. Love the papers!

CraftyC said...

They are both gorgeous card Faye. I've bought some kraft, just not plucked up the courage to give it a go. Fab results!

Liz McGuire, said...

Love them both, the effect on the kraft is fab,

Liz x

Margreet said...

wow, you managed to create 2 cards....and I love them both....such a cute image!
xxx Margreet

Sandy O said...

WOW, what wonderful cards. It never occured to me to color on craft paper. After seeing yours, I am going to have to try it.

Vicky said...

Wow Faye these are so gorgeous and so cute hun and love the colouring on kraft card...and Mmmm choccie buttons lol...

hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather sweetie...

hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

If your work gets any better I'll have to ring up the Tate and ask them to shift things about a bit to make some room ... Seriously, these two cards are just stunning. Haven't even attempted colouring on Kraft but I love the look and you've coloured these to perfection. Gorgeous layout and papers too. You are so talented missus. xxx

Terry said...

Hey there my fluffi....My goodness what an amazing card you made sweetie I totally love it, the colors the little pearls and the image..wowzersss fabulous. Hugs Terry xxx

Debs said...

WOWZERS these are just gorgeous!!!
Love your colouring and design.
Hope you are keeping well.
Take care
Debs xx

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
your cards are adorable !
Love this colouring on craft !

Donna said...

Two gorgeous cards! Have a fab time with V tomorrow x

Jane said...

Still not got my Poly wotsits...was pout off ordering them online when ou said you'd had a bad experience with breakages! Waiting for a certain craft shop locally to reduce them and NOW for you to give me your fianl verdict. XXX

Suzie Q said...

Oh how i love these cards especially as they are on kraft x
truly beauties x
hope you are well my special fluffer x
lil fruit and nut x

Ali said...

Oh that is absolutely gorgeous!!! xx

coops said...

gorgeous card faye,i love the adorbale image and really yummy colours and papers :D

xx coops xx

Chris said...

Hi Faye and my goodness, it's far too long since I visited your blog and I'm so happy I've had a little catch up. I love your debut cards with colouring on kraft, it's very addictive, I've just been having a little fest of that myself and really enjoyed it. Gorgeous papers and designs too with your wonderful colouring. Good that you made the most of Sweet Cheeks nap, it's good for your soul :). Take care sweetie and have a very Happy Easter.........with loads and loads of choklit. :) Chris xxx

Kitty said...

This is super cute! I need to have a go at doing the whole colouring on kraft card.. yours looks fab hun!

Thanks for joining us again at MMCS :)

Kitty xx

debby4000 said...

Love your cute card and love the colouring on the Kraft card.

cheryl said...

oh this is just so cute hun love the colurs on this too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Catherine said...

Your cards are so beautiful Fluff ! The images are too cute and I love both layouts ! Hugs and love from Catherine

DesigNeAl said...

Both cards are fantastic, Faye. The image is super cute and all the papers are gorgeous. In the first card in particular, the pink and kraft work sooo well! love it x

Delphine said...

Oooooh, sorry, I'm late! What fantastic cards, my lovely Faye... Guess what? I have taken a piece of kraft out of my stash and wanted to stamp something on it to give it a try... Great minds... But you are faster LOL! Your image is totally adorable and so beautifully coloured- both! I love the papers and layout too! All gorgeous! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love your use of Kraft cardstock with the colorful papers. Brilliant!

Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday! We hope you'll play with us again soon!