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Time for a change of scenery…

June 15, 2010

Time for a change of scenery and a brand new look.  I was getting bored with the current blog so I decided to jump ship to the much improved Blogger.  If your interested in seeing more of my creations, head on over to http://darkartsbykirsty.blogspot.com

hugs

Kirsty

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Lil Lolita Challenge

June 10, 2010

It’s been such a cold and wet few days here in Melbourne and I was so happy to come home from work today, jump into some comfy clothes and get settled in for the long weekend!  My plan is to stay home with Daniel and the kids and just have some fun, and for me that definitely includes making some cards!

I caught up with the lovely Bron the other night and while we didn’t make too many cards (well any if I’m being honest!!) I did get to colour my new favourite stamp – Lilith from Tickled Pink’s Lil Lolita line. So tonight when I came home I jumped onto the Lil Lolita Boutique and completed their first challenge with the image I’d already coloured.

The challenge is ‘anything goes’, which to be honest frightens me silly! Way too many options for me!!  I decided to keep it simple because I wanted Lilith to be the main focus.  I have  a giggle every time I look at her as it reminds me of me as a teenager; black clothes, black and purple hair – just love it!

Anyway here she is..

Love these new stamps, can’t wait to get me hands on some!

Thanks for stopping by, with a bit of luck there’ll be lots to share over the next few days.

hugs

Wow, has it been that long?!

June 4, 2010

Wow it’s been a while since I posted hasn’t it??  Unfortunately day to day life got in the way and there just hasn’t been time to stamp and post here on the blog.  But,  I recently cleared out my stamp cupboard and traded all my unused stamps for some gorgeous new ones from the Greeting Farm and CC Designs so how could I resist!  I’ve also enrolled in a copic class over at Suzanne J Dean’s Color Me Creative.  I’ve only just started but I LOVE it,  I highly recommend checking it out if your interested.  Dylan had two birthday parties to go this week so it was a great opportunity to try out my new stamps.

Talking about great opportunities, my dear friend Bron has just been selected to be on the Design Team  for Lil Lolita Boutique.  If you haven’t checked out her awesome cards you can do so here. I just love Lil Lolita…have got to get me some.  I love anything with a little twist of gothic, so she’s right up my alley!!

Anyway enough of my ramblings, here are my latest creations (finally!!!).  The first one is a new SU set that reminded me so much of My Little Pony’s that I just had to have it for Kira.  The others are Greeting Farm and I think Kiki La Rue.  Each image has been coloured with copics.  Can’t for the life of me remember the colours, I really should write them down!

Hopefully I can take part in some challenges over the weekend and add something new a little quicker than recent times!

take care

Kirst

Mojo Monday…on a Sunday!

February 14, 2010

Hi again, hope you all had a great weekend.  We had a nice lazy day at home today which was much needed.

It’s amazing how productive I can be when I’m not working all the time, I had time to make some more cards! In keeping with my ‘keep it simple, no copics’ weekend, here is my Mojo Monday for the week.

The colours in the photo are not the best – .  The lighting in my craft room is terrible and the batteries in my camera died so I couldn’t take another pic, but you get the general idea LOL.  The papers are from Kaiser and card is SU.  The stamp is Polka Dot Punches from SU and the sentiment is from PTI.

The second card is just a quick 5 minute card that I put together with some scraps that were lying on my desk.  The stamp set is from PTI and the card is SU, patterned paper is Kaiser. Colours are kraft, white and groovy guava.  Not sure I love this card, but for a quick 5 minute card, it’s ok.

As much as I’ve enjoyed making these cards I am having withdrawals from colouring my cute little characters and fairies, so I think tomorrow it will be back to Copics.

Oh well, at least I tried! Thanks for stopping by,

hugs Kirsty

Birthday Wishes

February 14, 2010

Here’s another card for my ‘no copic’ challenge!  This time I’ve used my Guide Lines 2 set from PTI to create some patterned paper.  It’s a really simple clean card.  I got the layout inspiration from a valentine card on Kristina Werner’s blog.  I loved layout and thought it would be perfect for my guide lines set.  So here it is…

The cardstock is Kraft and Baja Breeze, both from SU.  The white is the guidelines white from PTI.  Inks used are SU Whisper White and Baja BReeze.  Stamps are Guide Lines Two & Giga Guide Lines from PTI. Buttons are also from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by, till next time

hugs Kirsty

So far so good!

February 13, 2010

Just a quick post with my first stamp only card. I set myself a challenge to create cards without copics this weekend, and so far so good! I got the sketch for this one from Papertake, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The butterflies look a little flat in the photo, but IRL they pop off the page. I love Papertrey’s Berry Sorbet and it feels like ages since I made a nice bright card. So here it is….

We’re having a nice quiet day at home tomorrow so maybe Kira and I will make some cards together.
till next time
hugs Kirsty

More fairies

February 13, 2010

Just a quick post with another fairy from Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps.  I’ve used a mix of SU cardstock and Do Crafts patterned papers.  The image is coloured with copics.

As much as I love colouring with my copics I occured to me the other day that I can’t remember the last time I made a card just stamping!  I love clean, simple cards and I seem to have moved so far away from that recently with the discovery of copics (which is fine, cos I love them!). So my challenge for this weekend is to make some cards without copics.  Lets see if I can manage it LOL!   Have to scoot off now, we’re spending the day with mum and dad and we’re off to register my little boy for soccer, he’s so excited! He tells me he’s going to be a rock star and a soccer player when he grows up!

till next time

Kirsty