Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Pencil Case - F = Fierce!

Hello! How is everyone? Good I hope! I’m off to our local fireworks display later and I’m really looking forward to it.  I luuuurve fireworks!  I’m lucky that my dogs are not too bothered by them.  They bark at the first ‘whoosh bang!’ then sleep through the rest! J

Ok, this is the weekend right? Yes? Oh wow, well I don’t usually post on a Saturday but that is about to change as I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have been asked to join the uber talented ladies over on THE PENCIL CASE , showcasing the awesome LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS  Whoooo hoooo!
As anyone brave enough to visit my blog will know I have been using these incredible pencils for about a month now and find it almost impossible to use anything else.  I was totally blown away by them, their ease of blending and their vibrant rich colours; they have even managed to make me look halfway competent at colouring which is saying something!! J

So for my very first challenge as part of this fabulous team (happy dance!!) the theme is F = Fierce! So get out those 'fierce' colours and colour yourself silly!!  You can use ANY medium you like to join in.

This time we are sponsored by the amazing….
………who is offering an incredible prize so check out THE BLOG for details.

Ok off we go then.  So when saw the image I was lucky enough to work with (another happy dance!!) I thought rainbow!! I know my brain worries me too sometimes!!
This stunning, glamourous, ‘poisonous’ witch is called PRISCILLA  and I thought I would place her on a cauldron. I know that Halloween is now a long distant memory but she’s a witch, what else was I supposed to do with her?!!
I made my cauldron using a snowglobe die turned upside down; the flags cut from a banner die to make ‘feet’ and circle dies to create bubbles!  To make it a little less Halloween I’ve decided that it’s not a potion at all; it’s actually her bath for later!!

Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Snowglobe’ - Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ – La-La Land ‘Flag Banner’
Card/Paper: Neenah Solar White – Stash stuff
Colours used: Skin: 92, 89, 31 - Hair: 59, 63, 7– Moon: 82, 83, 27, 9
Reds: 21, 18 - Yellows: 9, 7 - Greens: 59, 63 – Blues: 51, 47
Purples: 38, 39 – Oranges: 15, 13 – Blacks: 99, 98, 96
Background: 37, 38, 39 & 59, 63, 62 - Oh and white too!
Others: Spiders Web - Ribbon

So hubble and bubble your way over to THE BLOG and join our fab challenge.  And if you want to experience these amazing, artist quality pencils for yourself you can get them HERE! And if you already have them and enjoy using them why not share your makes with us in our FACEBOOK GROUP! We would love to see you!

Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
INKY IMPRESSIONS – Challenge ‘#276: Halloween/Purple, Orange & Black
INCY WINCY – Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #286: Always Anything Goes
CRAFTY BOOTS – Autumn and Halloween
WORLDWIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE – Nov Challenge: Use a Stamp or Digi
CRAFTY GIRLZ – Challenge #8: Anything Goes/Bewitched
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #80: Anything Goes
FAB N FUNKY – Challenge #280: Die Cuts and/or Punches
SCRAPYLAND – Challenge #29: Anything Goes (using Tonic, La-La Land and Tattered Lace dies)


  1. So many congratulations Jane on your new DT. You have been rocking those pencils, so not at all surprised! Fabulous colour interpretation of this stunning image. Looking forward to seeing more of your pencil creations. Have a great weekend!

  2. Congrats Jane, one door closes and another one opens. I am only on one DT now since dad passed away but hope more will come up eventually. These pencils are lovely to use, I have around 8 of them and I can see by your card you love them too. Fab image of Nikkie's and I have only just printed up one of her images for her challenge, now I can enter this one too.
    Great card so enjoy the rest of your weekend.xx
     { aNNie}

  3. A huge congratulations Jane, they are lucky to have you! Gorgeous image, wowzers, what an entrance to the team you have made!!

    Hugs :)
    My Little Craft Things

  4. Wow wow wow! Your colouring is amazing! I'm so pleased you agreed to join our team, your work is amazing!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  5. Well done on your new post Missus!! A fantastic debut...Wonderful colouring xx

  6. Love that rainbow colouring, gorgeous! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Use a stamp or digi”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  7. I love your cauldron design (such a clever idea) and the image is so beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. Wow! What an awesome job you did coloring Priscilla! She looks gorgeous! I love that you placed her on the cauldron! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the image!! You colored her beautifully!! The design is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Stunning Jane and love the graduated colours on her hat and dress. Lou x

  11. Wow! This is awesome. I love how you turned a snow globe into a cauldron. Very creative. Your coloring is beautiful too. Very well done. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  12. This is just beautiful I just love it thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  13. Wow fabulous Jane thank you for joining us over on the WWODTC '5'
    Dianne DT

  14. beautiful project. Lovely work. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy designs this week. Judy DT

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Just love your colouring and such a neat card. Thank you for sharing it with us over at The World Wide Open DT Challenge #5, and good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  17. love the couldron shaped card and great image beautifully coloured ---Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girlz
    Carol DT x

  18. This is super. I love it.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Please note: We will be holding the "Champions of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories
    from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
    Annette DT Leader for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Group

  19. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FIFTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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