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Friday, January 29, 2016

Women are from Venus......

Hi Karleigh Sue Fans
Today I am sharing a journal page using the fun and quirky Terrestrial digi available in store!!
You have probably noticed I love working in my journals!

As soon as I saw this digi I knew I wanted to use the "Women are from Venus" saying - love to make fun pages with a bit of humour!

I used a variety of mediums on the background - paint, serviette pieces, builders mesh, texture paste, stencil, posca pen and some puff paint to make the "smoke" coming from her spaceship LOL!
I stamped some large letters on paper, cut out and added a "border" with sharpie texta and adhered to the page.

Image was printed on card and coloured with pastel pencils - I gave her a bit of a "green" tinge so she looked out of this world!!
Hope you can find some inspiration from my creation today!
Guest DT

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Doing the Downward Dog......

Hi Karleigh Sue Fans!
Today I am sharing another of my journal pages using one of the images available in the January Colour Club Pack - if you haven't seen this set you must have a look - a great lot of images for a super great price! 
CLICK HERE to be taken to the store - and remember there were new releases recently so make sure you have a look at them too!
You might remember my journal page using one of the new release images where I used my sewing machine and some lace and ribbon on the page well this page is the BACK of that other page.
Normally I would cover the stitching with book pages or collage images so I had a flat surface to work on BUT this time I decided why not take advantage of the "decoration" already on the page and allow it to show through!
All I did was adhere some sheer serviettes all over the page in soft pinks which allowed the sewing to still be visible - I love the effect - LOL sheer like her underwear?????
When I saw this image I automatically thought of yoga and the downward dog pose - of course it's not exactly like that pose but that's what it made me think of so I added the word "RELAX" and also the letters going around the coloured image!
A bit of fun!! Hope you like it!
Guest DT

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hi all 

 Jane here with a  little bit of  inspiration  for you all
 for the Karleigh Sue Inspiration team
The image is cupid
  and you can find her here

The card is 6 x 6 and layered with cream  card 
and some lovely  papers from my  stash

I coloured the image with copics
e57,55,53 and 51
rv99,95,93 and 91
e53,51 and 50

I die cut the image  with a matching border
I added a rectangle layered with matching papers
I added a  sentiment printed from the computer
but was with the image just re-arranged
and layered with the same  card 
I added a die cut heart and some feathers
and a beautiful die cut flower made with love by me

Hope you like it
hugs Jane

Saturday, January 23, 2016

party time!

Hi there everyone! hope you are having a good day! it's been a manic one here in the wilds of Rutland, with my husband recovering from a minor surgery, and the kids squabbling like crazy.. add a mother in law to the mix, and yea... hopefully you will understand why i'm a bit late getting my post out to you!

I have a birthday card for you today, using 'birthday surprise'.. I didn't intentionally set out to make a birthday card to show you, but this image is FANTASTIC for what I was practising on- adding translucency to coloured images!

the image used is 'birthday surprise' and I'm sure the surprise is what clothing she has left after letting all the balloons go!

yup- plenty of shiny balloons, which although still pretty cute coloured without looking at how they relate to each other, and colouring accordingly, look awesome when you show some of the colours behind them, don't they? I'll try to bring you a more in depth tutorial later on this month for the technique.. it looks daunting and scary, but in reality it's not so difficult!

Product list:
copics - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 (skin) N8,N6,N4,N2 E21 (tights and shoes)
E29,E25,E21 (hair) YG17,YG25,YG23 (green balloons) BG07,BG05,BG02 (blue balloons and eyes) Y17,Y15,Y11 (yellow balloons) R56,R37,R35 (red balloons and lips)

sentiment stamp 
birthday themed papers
balloon die
3D foam tape
bling dots
and buff cardstock

have a good day ya'll! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Hi Sue here with

My bit of  Inspiration 
Here is 

Coloured with copics
e000-00-04-11 r20
e 57-55-53
I used papers from my stash 
( I have loads)
all backed onto blue card and arranged onto 
Main 6x6 card
the image was a dream to colour
I added the die cut flowers 
Swirl and sentiment
I do hope you like her
Would love it if you would pop over to our Facebook page 

Monday, January 18, 2016


Here is
and can be found 
Coloured in Copics
my papers are from stash
matted onto red card
and arranged onto main card
Cupid was backed onto red card as well
then just added the sentiment
didnt add anything else
as it will be for a man

Hope you like her

Saturday, January 16, 2016

January New Release day!

Karleigh Sue New Release

January 2016

whoop whoop, it's finally here, the first new release showcase of 2016! 
We've all been having great fun showing you what can be achieved with the new colour club pack, but its time for yet more fantastic images to join the others in the store! This month there are four new hot beauties!

I'd also like to give a wave to Sharon, who has joined us this term as our GDT... she's already been beavering away with some amazing inspiration pieces, and to Kim who is our new sponsorship coordinator!

GDT Sharon has created this gorgeous mixed media page, featuring the new Hottie Lovely Lady Lumps..  isn't that fabulous chiffon trim to die for?

Jane has created a stunning valentines card, using 'main squeeze' , with gorgeous die cut embellishments.. 

Sue would like to introduce you to 'Fire Starter' who is definitely one hot chick.. this mainly monochrome card with touches of black is divine!

Crafting Vicky has been playing with the slightly naughty sexy girl 'chocolate covered strawberry' and that sentiment has been making us chuckle all morning! 

and last, but not least, Rachel has also used Lovely lady lumps to make a Clean and simple card with a naughty message inside!

Hopefully these projects have whetted your appetites, and made you want to join us in making some naughty valentines projects! 
you can find them in the Sellfy store , and you can find out more about all the projects on the design teams own blogs, so please do visit them and say hello!

Have a crafty weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ahoy Matey!!

Hi Karleigh Sue Fans!
I'm here again sharing an inspiration card with you using "Captain Hawt" available at the store!

 Digital papers are from Retro Box Collection (Etsy) and are just perfect for this image.
I've coloured the image with Copic Markers and fussy cut - of course - you know fear of white space coming through!!
I layered the patterned pirate paper on black cardstock and used my sewing machine to zig zag all around the edges.
"Ahoy Matey" was cut on my Silhouette and to finish off the card I added some muslin cloth, an anchor charm and bit of twine.
I love any pirate gal images - always so fun to create with!
Make sure you check out the Karleigh Sue Store and also the Karleigh Sue Fans Facebook Group!
Guest DT

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Vicky - Crafting Vicky

OMG did you check out what the fabulous Cheri did for me?!?  Did you?!?  There's a brand new digi that's called Vicky and it was made based on my request and picture :)  I just have to admit that this digi Vicky is much better than the original model that's me lol.

My inspiration was a hippie because well I was born at the end of the 60s and that was the type at the time.  I also love that type of clothing and the loose and flowery stuff.  I don't know what happened to me this year but I'm all about tuniques and loose flowing tops :)  but I don't look that sexy hee hee hee.

Anyway I just HAD to play with my digi!!!  And I thought I would share with you what I made.  I used a great background that I had made in a class using some silks paints.
I printed her quite big because I really wanted the focus on the image.  I also added a bunch of different magazine cut out words for this.   This is a journaling about the NEW me!!!!  Thank you so much Cheri for making this new me come out!!!!  You have no idea how much this means to me!!!!

Here's a closer look at the fab digi.  I colored her up with my copics and then I fussy cut her out.
 Hope you like it!!!  If you want more information you can check out my blog here.

Have a fabulous Sunday and stay creative!!!  Don't forget to check out the store for some fab digis!!!


Saturday, January 9, 2016

cupid spinner card tutorial

Hi there, I have a little spinning card tutorial for you today- please excuse my work area... my mat has given up the ghost, so I'm working directly on the table! today I am working with Cupid , yet another image from this month's colouring club!

  1. in your image editing software size cupid to 10cm x2 and flip one image.
    2.print, and fussy cut, or cut out on your electronic cutting machine- I used my Brother Scan 'n' cut. I always cut before colouring, in case something goes wrong - sometimes things shift on my mat, and I'd rather err on the side of caution!tut 1 3. put one of the images (it does not matter which one) face down, add DST to the top and bottom, and run a piece of thread down the middle. leave the ends long for now!tut 2   4. add more tape to the outside area of the image, and add the other one (face up) to it. this is why one image was flipped in the first stage. tut 3 5. Now the fun begins- you need to find yourself a circle die, or a circle to draw around and cut out - I used Sizzix Framelets circle dies (the largest one) tut 4you  will need to be careful that the papers and your card blank line up once your circles are cut- take it from me, this is not always the easiest task, and is why I've minimised my layers - just the card blank (14.5cm square) and a patterned paper. you may also notice later in this tutorial, my paper changes, as I changed my mind! my suggestion is to use low tack tape, to make sure neither the die, papers or card blank shift when cutting. tut 56. add a little tape to the top and bottom of the circle on your card blank, and attach cupids string to it- you want a little string at top and bottom, and you need to make sure the image will not snag on the edges of the circle. 7. now you carefully adhere your patterned paper on top, making sure everything lines up. (I'm sorry, here some of my photos weren't the best, so I will have to talk you through to the end!) tut 7 8. finish how you wish! I diecut another circle to place behind the image, on the inside of the card, stamped a sentiment, added some die cut hearts, and freehand doodled around the edge. Then have a spin.... :) thank you for sticking with me through this, and do let me know if you decide to give it a try...

 Product List-

  • card blank 14.5cm
  • copics
  • super smooth colouring card
  • sizzix framelets 658604
  • xcut nesting hearts
  • My Minds Eye No 14 cupids arrow DSP
  • lawn fawn Milo's ABC clear alpha stamps
  • white gel pen

Friday, January 8, 2016

Love sick nurse, january colour pack

Hi there! today I (Rachel) have a card for you using one of the new images from this month's colouring pack at Karleigh Sue which is comprised of five digital stamps, lots of extra elements and five colouring pages too, which you can enter into the colouring competition running in the fan group .. you get a lot for $10 and with 5 colouring pages, you have a total of five entries to the competition!
I'm using 'love sick nurse' today, who is perfect for a get well soon card, or a valentine! 
This card is fairly clean and simple, with minimal layering and embellishment, coloured using copics. The full list of products I've used are hidden over on my blog, I'd love to have some more visitors, so please do drop by and say hello!
have a good day!


Thursday, January 7, 2016


Hi Everyone

Today I have a journal page to share with you made using several of the images available in the January Colour Club Pack!!
Click here for the direct link to the store to purchase this amazing pack of images!!
I'm "playing along" with a few journal inspiration groups which provide prompts - words or phrases for the inspiration to create pages! The prompt for this particular page was "Word of the Year" - so choose your own word - LOL I decided I needed to relax a bit more - running your own business is stressful and tiring so my aim is to try to get a bit more relaxation in!!
Page background was easy and quick!
 Using 2 shades of blue paint I used a baby wipe to cover the entire page quickly and evenly with the blobs of paint. Then I used white paint and a stencil (mini mod spirals by the crafters workshop) to make swirls like bubbles all over the page.
I coloured all the images with Copic Markers (all images from the new colour club pack) and fussy cut - you will come to realise I have a fear of white space and I chop it off!!!
Bubbles in the bath are white puff paint - great for froth and foam and also if you are creating "snow" on your images!!
I adhered the images to the page with glue along with a few bits of muslin cloth for some added texture. And finally the RELAX letters are from a sticker pack I have.
Champagne and candles and a bath are a sure fire way to RELAX !!
Remember to check out all the images at the Karleigh Sue Store.
And the Facebook Group for lots of Inspiration, Challenges and Upcoming Events.
Sharon Guest DT