Thursday, 28 June 2012

ooooo new goodies!

Don't you just love getting home after a long day to find new stamps waiting on your doorstep?!? My new Lilli of the Valley purchases were waiting for me last night and I can't wait to get started!! I will share my creations shortly.....

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Christmas Crafty goodies up for grabs....

As I have spent the last week unpacking Christmas goodies and updating the website, I thought it would be the perfect time to offer you fabulous people a chance at winning some Christmas Molly Bloom Stamps.

All you have to do is either like the Pink Pig Crafts Facebook page or follow the blog page before the 8th July. Easy! (don't worry if you are already a follower, you will still be entered into the draw)

For those of you who like to see exactly what's up for grabs, here's a pic. There will be 3 prizes. First Prize is these two gorgeous Stamps:

and the 2 runners up prizes:

So what have you got to lose? If you follow the blog and like the facebook page, you have double the chance of winning!!!

Good Luck.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Today's coffee morning...

Today, the inspiration came from one of my previous facebook posts. The ladies have been using LOTV's stamps and Marianne Design Dies. Here are 2 of the creations:


Currently Jeanette is in the lead to win the Father's Day competition, but there are still 2 days left, so get voting for your favourite...... Here's a little reminder:-


To Vote, either leave a comment with the name of who you are voting for, or click like on facebook

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Molly Bloom and Promarkers...

Hi All,

Well after a lovely 3 day weekend, I'm back in the shop creating. Today, I decided to give the Molly Bloom stamps a whirl and have put together a step by step colouring guide for those of you who want to get started with Promarkers.

Step 1.

Stamp your desired image using Memento Black Ink onto Smooth White Cardstock. Here I have used Farmyard Molly and Hay Bale.

Step 2.

Colour the Hay Bale using Pumpkin, Gold, Sunflower and Cocoa:

 First, apply Pumpkin to the darkest (shadowed) areas
 Then use the Gold marker to colour over the pumpkin and out another 1/3 of the way. If you can still see a line between the Pumpkin and Gold, use the Gold in small circles over the line.
Next colour the remaining hay and over the pumpkin/gold to blend.

Skin - See Step 3.

The rope can then be coloured with Cocoa.

Step 3.

Colour Molly using Terracotta, Apricot, Saffron, Vanilla, Lush Green, Apple, Orchid, Lavender and Pastel Pink

Skin - Start with Apricot on the shadowed parts of the face and arms.
           Next, use Saffron to blend, leaving a small part of the face and top of the
 Face - Add Pastel Pink to the cheeks (spotty area) and complete the face using
            Vanilla. (go over all skin areas with Vanilla to complete the blend)
 Top - Use Lush Green to colour the majority, leaving areas along the top to add          
Top -   Colour over the lush green and remaining white areas with Apple.

Shoes - Colour the toes Lush green and the rest of the shoe Apple.
 Trousers, Socks and Handscarf - Use Orchid for the darkest areas...
....then blend using Lavender

Your picture is now complete! I decided to create an outdoors themed birthday card with mine. A list of everything you will need is at the bottom.

What you need:-

Smooth White Cardstock
Black Memento Ink
Promarkers (see colours above)
Molly Bloom Farmyard Molly & Hay Bale
Stampin Up! Perfect Plum Cardstock (108615)
Stampin Up! Garden Green Designer Series paper (117154)
Stampin Up! Victoria Crochet Trim (118481)
Cheery Lynn Designs Picket Fence
Marianne Designs Creatables Stencil - Icicle
Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flowers
LOTV sentiment stamps

If you are interested in any of the products that do not have an internet link, please drop me an email and I can either put a request to my local SU! demonstrator or place a special order for the specialist dies.

I hope you found this interesting and have fun creating something yourself.

Don't forget, there is still time to get your entries and/or votes in for the Father's Day competition!! Good Luck and Happy Crafting!!