Things with Wings….

So I have been taking a couple of colouring classes with the lovely Clare Rowlands recently – she has been over at a paper place not too far from where I live. I cannot tell you how much it helps to have some show you how to colour properly…I have watched mountains of vids on youtube etc – havent we all? and they are good but the real thing is so much better. So now I am hooked on Copics….which is just as well since That Craft Place now stock them!!!

The challenge this time is “Things with Wings”……I immediately thought…Fairies….and it was very nearly a snow fairy but I thought I would avoid Christmas for a little bit longer, although I know it is on the way…here is my project….IMG_2874wtmk

She is a Mo Manning image, coloured with Copics. I threw in a little frantage, some hand rolled flowers, lots of Memory Box dies, some Joy Dies, some seam binding and a sprinkle of pearls….  here are some close ups….


Here is a closer picture of the frantage – this is Shabby White….IMG_2878wtmk

And a close up of those hand rolled flowers, it also shows a close up of the colouring – I have used a coloured pencil to add a little depth to the shadows int he folds othe dress here, and if you look closely at the wings you can see how fabulously the Copics pens blend together – here I have used a very soft aqua and a very soft lilac to give the wings some irridescence….

I do hope you like this project – I loved making it to share with you. If you would like to take part in this weeks challenge, head on over to That Craft Place where I know Lisa, Danny and Lynn will be happy to help you chose items for your project….and when you have finished why not share it with us and enter the That Craft Place Challenge over at….we look forward to seeing your finished items…..

I am entering this project to

Colour Me Creative – ANY913


Altered Items

Well Hello! has it really been only two weeks? feels both longer – lots happened – and shorter – where did the time go? I know from talking with my other pals they all feel the same. Long winter means that we are all rushing like made to straighten our gardens ready for some much needed warm summer days…Come on summer, need you now!!!

Okay – the Challenge for That Craft Place….Altered item…hmmmm this one had me thinking, I dont actually do many altered items…(What do you do? I hear you shout!!!! I know right? I spend hours crafting and most of it is in class preparation…honest!)  I had spotted these slightly larger than normal cotton reel thingummy bobs…and that got the juices flowing a little…so this is what I came up with….

Started like this....
Started like this….

And in the wink of an eye they became this….(Actually took a teensy weensy bit longer than that but …hey ho!)

Altered Cotton Reels
Altered Cotton Reels

Here are a couple of close – ups…

image0245image0244image0246image0247image0248I do hope that you like them, I have used cotton reels, Vintage lace, seam binding, flowers, pearls, Memory Box die cuts, bits of dowling out of my dads workshop (shhhh! don’t tell him!!!!) and dolly forms – which are every where right now! I used some glossy accents to secure the dowling into the cotton reels and placed a small circle of card to cover the base for neatness. Remember, that you can make these in the wink of an eye (!!!!) and take part in the challenge of an Altered Item. The girls over at That Craft Place will be delighted to help you with all you need.  Good luck and please share your finished item with us……until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

This is my first ‘That Craft Place’ design team project and I am so excited to have been chosen to be part of the design team. It is a daunting project with so many talented people around and so many different aspects to crafting to be having a go at but here goes …. and I truly hope you like it.  Whilst I have made this card specifically for the challenge – which is ANYTHING GOES by the way!!! – I had already spotted this image somewhere else and loved but thought I might have to wait until the winter months came back around to use it. One of my favourite things about crafting is the colouring in – I like lots of different media for this but my current favourite is marker pens… 

Winter Fairy Talva
Winter Fairy Talva



Card Stock – Stampin’ Up! Whisper White/Pool Party/Midnight Muse


Papers – Prima Firefly


Glitter Card Stock – Stampin’ Up Silver Glimmer Paper


Die Cuts – Memory Box


Image – Mo Manning


Promarkers Pens

So that’s the first project made – have a look over on the That Craft Place challenge blog at all the wonderful and amazing projects the other girls have made and maybe have a go yourself – you never know it could be your project that wins the very next prize!

So till next time – remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx