Sunday, 20 April 2014

Good Evening everyone. It's been a crazy few months, which is why I haven't posted for a while. I have now closed the shop, which was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make, but now, 3 weeks on, I think it was for the best. The stresses of running your own business were definitely impacting on my health, so now I'm back working for someone else, everything seems calmer and happier!

I have been spending more time crafting with Niamh at home and today we decided to have a play with a stamp from Saturated Canary called Honey. We stamped the image twice, one on white card, the other on Neenah kraft card, but used the same coloured promarkers on each:


 On Neenah Kraft Card

 On White Card

The colours used are as follows:

Hair & Boots:
Umber
Burnt Sienna
Raw Sienna
Tan

Skin:
Blush

Eyes:
Burnt Sienna
Raw Sienna

Eyeshadow:
Khaki

T-shirt:
Tan 
Putty

Heart on T-Shirt
Umber
Burnt Sienna

Skirt:
Khaki
Pastel Beige
Tan
Putty

Tights:
Khaki
Pastel Beige
Tan
Putty

Rabbit:
Tan
Putty
Almond

We're off to make a colour wheel chart now, so I'll post a pic once we're done.

Happy Crafting
xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

Everything's just Gorjuss

I know it's been a while, but it's been a big roller coaster of emotions the last few months, as I made the final decision to close the shop. It is currently being wound down and now that I have accepted a full time job working for the NHS Shared Business Services, I only get up there on a Saturday.

Still, the show must go on and my job will once again become my hobby, which means I can just sit and play because I want to, not because i have to (at least that's the positive spin I'm putting on it!!)

So, to cheer myself up, I popped round to Peppa's house for a spot of colouring. We decided to play with one of the Gorjuss stamps. I've been promising myself for ages that I would experiment with my colours more to find the perfect Brunette, Blonde and Dark hairs, so this is what I came up with:

Dark Hair
Black, Cool Grey 5,4,3,2,1


Brunette
Umber, Burnt Umber, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Sandstone

To colour these two pictures took us about 2 hours, but that was mainly due to being undecided if we liked the end result or not. I made a start on a blonde, but have only coloured the hair so far, so it's always harder to tell if it's right without the skin being complete, but I'll show you anyway.....

Blonde
Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Pastel Yellow, Vanilla, Ivory


I love all of them and am happy I now have a starting point for each colour hair. I'm sure I will play some more and develop this further, but for now, this will do!!


Saturday, 30 November 2013

We're turning 2!!

Today in the colouring workshop, I'll be counting the votes and dishing out the presents for the winners of this years pink pig birthday challenge.

If you'd be privy to some of the conversations around the entries, you'd have know that competition has been fierce! I love everybody's passion for their creations :-)

The shop closes at 3pm, so the winners will be announced just before I leave.

Good Luck everyone.

Friday, 8 November 2013

It's been a while....

I seriously don't know where the time is going! We're coming up on Pink Pigs 2nd Birthday already and it doesn't seem like 2 minutes since I was preparing for the 1st!!!

This month, the competition will revolve around our birthday. You have until 1st December to create a birthday card. You can choose everything except the colour. You've guessed it....it has to be Pink ( not my favourite colour, but in keeping with the name!)

I have a number of prizes (presents) as it's a birthday competition. There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize this time, so get your creative heads on.

I look forward to your offerings :-)

Email pinkpigcrafts@aol.com or post your entry on facebook or here.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Competition Winner

Congratulations to Connie Evans for her winning entry into the Birthday Bear competition. 

It's been a hectic month and I do apologise for not getting on here as often as I would like to.

I go on holiday on Saturday and I have to say, it is very much needed. After a year filled with pain, both physically and mentally and now losing my Gran, a break is definitely going to be the best medicine.

I won't be setting a challenge for October, but they will be back for November. I am busy planning some Christmas Workshops, so watch this space for details.

See you on the 16th October!!

Friday, 6 September 2013

September Challenge

Hi Everyone, 

Yet again time has escaped me and I'm late posting this month's challenge....Sorry 

Karena won August's challenge with her 'Simple' pressed flower entry. Simple yet stylish. Karena wins one of the Molly Bloom Birthday Parade Magazines.

This month we are having a birthday bear theme. So to enter, all you need to do is create a birthday card/paper based project using bears. It can be any type of bear and you can use any colours you so desire. Here are a few to get you started:





The prize this month are 2 Personal Impressions Stamp Sets (with a bear theme!):

You can send your completed projects to pinkpigcrafts@aol.com, add them to facebook or the blog, whichever you find easiest.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Some Simple Entries....

With it being the school holidays, it's busy busy busy. I find myself working until 11pm trying to keep up with all the business side of things, so I haven't had too much time to play.

To compensate for not having much crafty time, I have received 3 entries into the Simple challenge. It's so nice to see other people's creations and use them for my own inspiration....Thanks everyone!!

So here we have the first 3 entries:

 
Alison's


Jeanette's 


Faye's

3 stunning designs! Can't wait to see what else comes through!!