I have used Winter Marcie by La-La Land stamps and papers from Hot Off The Press for today’s card.  I coloured her with Promarkers using a limited palette of reds and browns.



Leona B x


Promarker Colouring Tutorial – Auburn hair

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

I am sharing something a little different today as I thought I’d do a colouring tutorial.

This is a cropped image kindly provided by Mo Manning and the full version is available here.  The papers I have used are from HOTP ‘s Chocolate Dipped range.

This is the card I eventually made with the image.


I started her hair with Honeycomb, using it to surround all the highlights. I decided where the highlights would be by looking at the curls and deciding which part of each curl would be at the front and which behind.


I then layered Ginger on top, moving away from the highlight areas which are left white.


The next colour to be added was Terracotta.


Then Rosewood.


Finally I used the broad tip to colour the whole area with Mustard.  This blends the colours and makes her highlights golden instead of white.


Colours used were:

Hair: Honeycomb, Ginger, Terracotta, Rosewood, Mustard.

Skin: Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, soft pink

Tee: Lime Gree, Pear Green

Challenges: – hair – stamp or digistamp – paper chase – anything goes

This is my first attempt at a tutorial – please let me know what you think!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Chocolate dipped…

Hello, I have made a few cards today from Hot off the Press’s kit called Chocolate Dipped.  I love this kit and have made several cards already.  I though this one could be used for a wedding, engagement or anniversary.

The word LOVE was cut using a Sizzix die.  All pieces are inked around the edges usin black Memento.


I’ll be entering these challenges today: – anything goes – wedding – at least 5 scraps of paper – 2 or more patterned papers – weddings/anniversary – anything goes – die cuts or punches

I’ll be back tomorrow – hope you will too!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x


Guess what my son got for his birthday…

He got a bass guitar and this little rock dude from Kenny K is perfect for him.  The papers used to make up this card are from the aptly name Rock On range from Hot Off The Press and the letters are from Kanban.


I am entering my little bassist into these challenges: – for the boys – Faster by George Harrison – manly – red/yellow/blue – anything goes – a Hobby House artist – retro/funky colours – childs play – sketch – anything goes – all about kids masculine – masculine

So, Happy birthday Jazzy – have a fabulous day and practise often!!!

Yours in crafting (and motherly love),

Leona x x


Off to school – boy

Hi readers, here is the first of two Mo Manning school cards for today.  The red backing papers used here are from Hot Off The Press and I printed the brick wall paper as it reminded me of the school building.


He is fabulous isn’t he?

I’m entering him into these challenges:

I’ll be entering these challenges today: – masculine cards – anything goes with markers – DT call – back to school – back to school/child – back to school – 3 DIFFERENT PAPERS

Ahh…if only I trotted off to school so gleefully!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x


Scrapper’s Delights – NEW RELEASE – Blog hop

Ooh! loook what’s new at Scrapper’s delights!

ImageGuess what make the paper is – Hot off the Press, of course and this gorgeous girl,  new release from Scrappers Delights, was coloured to match.

Scrappers Delights digis are now available at Whimsey Stamps

Enjoy the hop!  Next stop is Tracy.


She is going to be entered into the following challenges: – flowers and/or ribbons – anything goes – sketch below

Thank you all for looking, I am always delighted to read your comments

Leona xx


Quick card – HOTP

I was tempted to have a go when I saw the 20 minutes or less challenges at 365 cards.  I my cards usually take quite a while to make, especially if there is colouring involved, so I thought this would be a good exercise for me.

Where to start but my Hot Off The Press papers – I just love the colours in this line.  Each part was inked around the edges with Vintage Photo and then I just played with the pieces until I was happy with my layout.


So this is being entered into: – 20 minutes or less

And also the following challenges: – flowers – Make it colourful – Favourite colour combo – special female birthday – anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Leona xx