Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Outlawz is 7!!!

Welcome to the Outlawz Blog Hop as we celebrate the Outlawz turning 7! It is a great place to find - I came across it 6 years ago and been lurking around ever since! We have a different challenge start each day and every challenge is different so you won't get bored and there is always something to suit everyone each week! We also have some great sponsors for the daily challenges as well as site wide challenges where you can win a prize just for uploading a project to the monthly inlinks! We publish a winners page every month so be sure to check it out to see if you are a winner!
We also have a progressive/freebie challenge every month starting on the 1st of each month. We have had images from countless digi artists and as we're not tied to any company each month is a surprise!
But apart from the great challenges and prizes the best thing about the Outlawz is the support you get from other crafters - you don't have to be super experienced to join in, we love to see new crafters just starting on their journey jump in and share their work with us; all the members are so supportive and I can tell you nothing that is hand crafted is 'bad' everything that you take time and love to craft is beautiful and should be shared with pride!
I am the Leader of the Colour Challenge and love developing challenges to make our members use their crafting skills to create beautiful projects! I am also part of the Festive Fridays team and the Progressive team so you will see me pop up all over the place!
For our bloghop Andrea Norris the brilliant artist behind Sheepski Designs has give us a beautiful image to use called 'Sunflowers'.
I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and tried to keep with the rustic feel of this beautiful image so I used some woodgrain backing paper along with a nice bitter chocolate floral from a pad that was on sale in The Works, the wooden corners were also from The Works, I finished off with a lovely big yellow bow!
Now all the team have made a project with this gorgeous images so make sure to hop over and see all the projects as there are prizes hiding on every blog!
Here is the line up for the blog hop - happy hunting everyone!

Monday Challenge: Shirley
Tuesday Challenge: Laurian
Wednesday Challenge: Sandra
Thursday Challenge: Jean Chaney
Friday Challenge:  Anne
Saturday Challenge: Vickie Yeakley
Sunday Challenge: Deb F.
Progressive Challenge: Shell B
And these are the sponsors that are hiding goodies on the blogs and through the week!

SheepSkiDesign- image for the challenge
All Dressed Up- 2 images
Whoopsy Daisy, downloadable WD cd of their choice
WhoopsiDaisy shop
WD blog
WD facebook page
We Are 3 - $15 prize
Di's Digi's- 3 images
2 prizes of 2 digis each
Prize is 3 digis
Oddball Art CO.
3 free digis
Kit and Clowder
THREE $15 vouchers towards coloring classes
If you are not familiar with Kit and Clowder classes, there is a free class at  Click class rooms, then markers 101, then it's yours!
Paper Temptress
Chameleon Cuttables
$10 Gift Cerificate
Anne's Digital Art  
3 images
3 images
Contributes 3 prizes for the 2 FB games and the FB photo album (1 crafty prize to a USA winner or a digital prize to the international winner.
One surprise package for 1 winner
Prize: One Year Subscription to TTCRD Magazine
The Outlawz Challenges 
15.00 GC choice of merchant

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Today sees a new challenge at the Outlawz for the Progressive/Freebie group. Every month we have an image from an artist that we will send you to colour and make a project with.

This month we have a beautiful digi from Beccy Muir - aka Beccy's Place - the image we got to play with this month is called Wild Rose and comes as a line drawing and a coloured digi!
I used the line drawing for my project which was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and I coloured the roses in a style that I have seen in hedgerows in England all my life

I cut the image out with a heart shaped die, used an embossing folder to give me the textured panel behind the image and some pretty floral background paper, finished with some glittery butterflies and a double cut sentiment; I tried to keep my pallate to the colours of the flowers to enhance the image.

I hope you like my version of this pretty image and I'm sure the person that receives  this card will be happy to receive it!

To join in the fun go to the Outlawz Challenges and sign up for the progressive/freebie challenge and we will send you out this beautiful image - then you have until the end of February to make a project with the image and post it on the challenge page; as long as you do that you will automatically receive the image for next month then keep submitting and receive the image each month you have made a project!

See you there!!

Eclectic Ellapu is Back!

Yey! Eclectic Ellapu is back after the winter break and to kick off the new year we have an old favourite


So I have a card to share with you that features an image from Sandra Caldwell, who draws the quirkiest images! This image is called 'Katerday Night Fever' and I named it! Sandra had a competition on her FB group to name a new image - I did not name that image but she liked the name I came up with so she drew another cat!

So this is my interpetation of that image, coloured with Prismacolor pencils,

Now doesn't he come straight out of the 70's! He looks the original party animal so I teamed him up with some real party paper and red glitter!

I hope you will come and join us at Eclectic Ellapu for our new challenge - see you there!

Monday, 8 January 2018

finishing My roundup!

So to finish my round up, this is a project I completed for the Kit and Clowder pencils colouring class, you can find all the details on the Kit and Clowder website, fabulous classes that teach you so much, I will post the November class first
For November we Learnt about rainbows and blending the colours, I think she turned out quite well1

For December we tackled fur and I had so much fun with this one, I love colouring fur!

So that finishes my December round up, both of the above are for Kit and Clowder classes for pencils - I would recommend them to anyone as they teach you so much and you have fun learning! Look up the FB group to see the wonderful work that is posted and the fabulous support you get, not an expensive class and worth every penny!

Festive Fridays - December

Hello again, another quick round up of projects for Festive Fridays, a fun challenge at the Outlawz that gives you 4 themes each week to play with and always one will be  Christmas theme so no excuse for not getting those Christmas cards ready in plenty of time!
December 1

Winter Sports
Getting a Christmas Tree
card in Green
You guessed it my card is snowflake! I used a bling snowflake and a very pretty die cut that says peace for my CAS card!
December 8
Cards with Bells
Winter Fun
Christmas Shopping
Winter Bird
Yep, WInter Birds it was and a Bugaboo image that is so much fun!
December 15
Christmas Angel
Polor Bears
North Pole
CAS card
Christmas Angel - a Bugaboo image that is one of my favourites and coloured with Copics

December 22
Christmas Carols
Santa Claus
Christmas Day
This one is an adorable image from Chrissy Armstrong, coloured with Prismacolor pencils

December 29
Happy New Year
Party Time
Toasting the New Year with Wine
A real fun image from Bugaboo with some cute die cuts to finish off, coloured with Copics

That rounds up for Festive Fridays!
I'll be back with some other colouring soon!

Catch Up - Colour Challenge

I thought I'd do a quick catch up of my cards for the Outlawz Colour Challenge for December - so here we go
December 5
We had an inspirational challenge from Jeanie

December 12
We had a great challenge from Cara to use three of the five colours plus the twist

December 19
We had a great Tic Tac Toe from Sharon

December 26
We had a wonderful blue challenge from Kimberly

So that is a quick round up of my projects for the colour challenge during December - all colouring was done with Prismacolor pencils (my new love) .

I will be back soon with a round up of other projects!

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

I'm Back - Happy New Year!

I thought I'd share this beautiful art with you from Aurora Wings - Mitzi gifted it to the group for a New Year gift, it is for the year for the golden dog which is this year. I have been dying to colour it up and finally got some time this morning!
It is coloured with Prismacolors and for anyone that is interested these are the colours I used:
Dog : Sienna, Mineral Orange, Goldenrod, Sand
Blossom: Hot Pink, Deco Pink, White
Characters: Crimson Red, Poppy Red
Background: Cream
Border: Gold
I mounted it onto a matt gold card and finished with some small red corners - I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting and now I am over my Christmas bug I will start to post some of the projects I have made while I've been unwell, so check back soon!