Sunday, June 28, 2009

1st Birthday Celebration For Cullen Crafts

We are going to be 1 on the 30th June and to celebrate we are having a birthday bash weekend!!!!

20% off all craft supplies

on the 4th & 5th July!!!

Plus the chance to win all this
The Greeting Farm Rubber Stamp
Colourbox Ink Collection
Colour Connections Embellishment box
Dovecraft Glitter Flower Brads
K & Co Recycled Pink Paper Pad
American Craft Ribbon Reels x3
Hope to see you on the day :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some Creations

I've been a real bad blogger, behind the scenes in my life at the mo is manic but I had a spare 5 so thought I'd pop a few cards up to make my blog look pretty :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

SSS Challenge #4

It's that time again over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp woooohoooo and another great prize up for grabs thanx to the wonderful work that goes on behind the scenes by my wonderful design team buds!!!
This time I chose the new wonderful Greeting Farm rubber stamps that I just got in from the U.S.A thay are lush :) Coloured with Copics, K & Co Paper, Anita's great value 69p ribbon and ickle zooms from T & B.
Hope you all have a great day & Happy Fathers Day to my Dad x

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Copics Tutorial

We took delivery of the wonderful Greeting Farm Rubber this week!!!! I've been asked a few times to do a tutorial for colouring with Copics so thought I'd combine the two, but please note I am at no means great with the old colouring LOL

I use only two for my flesh tones E00 & E53, other peeps use more but for quickness or probably laziness on my part I use just two. First of all stamp your image using a non alcohol based ink, the Copics make other inks run.

Colour all your skin parts with a base coat of E00

Decide which direction your sun is coming from so all your shading is more realistic and even, take the E53 and place a small line around any place a natural shade would occur-see close up below.
Some people like this effect and leave it there but I like to blend it in so I go back over again with E00, you can create a water colour effect if you play about but for this tutorial I have blended the colour across- see below

Hair is the more tricky part I think, for this one I have gone for an all over base of Y06
Y16 is used for darker sections, let it dry for a few seconds and then go round the edge of each darker section to add depth, letting it dry means you don't need another shade as Copics are great for layering colour.

Edge the lighter sections with Y16 and then blend in with Y06 and again this gives depth.

I used B05 for her tail & top and like the hair let it dry, then coloured over to add shading detail- see below

I've just added some glitter detail and adhesive pearls and that's her ready to go onto a card :)

Like I say I am not great at it but I hope you may find it helpful, I'll hopefully be able to go further with my Copics when the stock for the shop arrives as they are just the best!!!
I almost forgot to tell you if you are aboout near the store on the 4th & 5th July we are celebrating our 1st birthday by giving our wonderful customers 20% off all our crafting supplies!!!
We'd love to see you there :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Week Off & New Shoes

I got the most amazing shoes the other week and keep forgetting to show them off :)

This is the last card made before my baby went in for her operation, I've got a few more to share but they will have to wait till the little one is better.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Toodle & Binks Have Done It Again!!!

This is one of the fabby new releases from T & B isn't it just great!! The sun was shining when I decided to have a play and it really cheered me up :) if you'd like to get you hands follow the link to their site on your right.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #4

Well it's that fab time again!!! here is my take on this weeks great sketch from SSS blog :)
I used Gorjuss girl stamps, Cuttlebug embossing swirl folder, Blooms from Toodle & Binks, flattened bead cap, Stampin Up square bling brad & as always my wonderful Copics to colour