Friday, 30 October 2015

Wk 43/44 - Autumn/Xmas Colours...Craft Colouring Challenge at Graph'it with Stamping Boutique and Cultpens

Welcome back to the 2nd week of our challenge!

This week our challenge for you is
Autumn/Christmas Colours

and you can ENTER HERE

You need to use at least ONE of the colours on the gorgeous inspiring palettes below!
 
*IF YOU USE ONE OF OUR SPONSOR'S IMAGES FOR THE CHALLENGE YOU COULD WIN AN EXTRA IMAGE*


We challenged the Design Team to use these 2 palettes below this week and include some silver and gold inspiration for you as well (just to make it harder for them haha!) 

You can enter ANY kind of make you like, whatever colours you like from either these 2 colour palettes and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. 
Closing date: Fri 6th November, the winners will be announced 13th November
You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!

This week we are very kindly sponsored by the wonderful Stamping Boutique - make sure you head over to their store and grab some lovely images to work with...
We have some great prizes for you this week...
PRIZE 1: 2 lovely digi images from STAMPING BOUTIQUEour sponsor this week - *IF YOU USE A STAMPING BOUTIQUE/GLITTERBABE IMAGE FOR THE CHALLENGE YOU COULD WIN AN EXTRA IMAGE*
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
PRIZE 2:  A set of Graph'It markers 
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
Cult Pens have a fantastic Graph'It Promotion on at the moment, 3 for 2  HERE so head over there and grab some bargains - you can get a FREE tutorial DVD!!



So let's see what the team have made for you this week...

Scatty I loved colouring up my image this week , How cute and a perfect start to my Christmas cards. The image is from our lovely sponsors The Stamping Boutique and is called Happy, happy snowman , you can find him in the store right here . I loved the palettes this week they really inspired me to use lots of gold and silver and admittingly using my Graph'it shake markers really properly for the first time together. I adored using them , but had to take a sideways photo so you could see them in all their glory...

The colours I used are
Skin 4125/4123/4145/4150/3120
Snowman 9503/9502/9501/8500
Browns 3250/3255/3245/3210
Graph'it Shake Silver & Gold

Cara - I used this lovely wintery image called CandyLand Winter Ice Princess and you can find her here.  I used all of my Blue Grey's to achieve the silvery colour pallete.  I added my Gold Shake marker to her Tiara and the stars and then the Silver Shake marker to everything else! I have also taken a sideways photograph as glitter is definitely camera shy!...



Colours used:
Skin: 3105, 4155, 4150, 4135
Hair: 370, 3250, 4345
Cool Grey's
Gold and silver glitter shake markers.

Kevin I have had a bit of fun with this snowman image and used him to create a Shaker card, I added some sparkle to the snowman using my Graph'It silver shaker pen
 



Graph'It Markers Used
Snowman 9500.9501.9503 5110.4180
Clothing and hat 1270.1280.2105 9503 & Silver Shaker pen
Doves 9500.9501.
So don't forget, the challenge theme is:


Autumn/Christmas Colours

and you can ENTER HERE

You need to use at least ONE of the colours on the gorgeous inspiring palettes below!
 
*IF YOU USE ONE OF OUR SPONSOR'S IMAGES FOR THE CHALLENGE YOU COULD WIN AN EXTRA IMAGE*

So it's time for the last challenge winners - here is week 41/42 winning entries:
The Design Team's Top 3 favourite entries (SO hard to only choose 3 this week!) for this challenge are:
#16 Rutscht
#33 Elena F.
#9 Faye


PRIZE 1: 3 lovely digi images from ODDBALL ART, our sponsor ,TO WIN: - random winner chosen by random.org
THE WINNER IS:  #22PattySue
Well done! Please email us HERE quoting code GIw41001 to claim your prize
PRIZE 2:  A set of Graph'It markers Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
THE WINNER CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG IS: 
Well done! Please email us HERE quoting code GIw41002 to claim your prize

Well done to all our winners and Top 3 - thanks once again for your entries and amazing work, we'll be back next week with a brand new challenge for you!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Wk43 Autumn/Xmas - Craft Colouring Challenge with Graph'It markers, Oddball Art and Cult Pens

Welcome back to a brand new 2 week challenge!

Have you managed to catch any of the great colouring shows on Hochanda TV

A great weekend of colouring along with Graph'it markers so checkout the schedule, you might be able to catch more shows and some repeats if you missed any of the hours...

This week our challenge for you is

Autumn/Christmas Colours

You need to use at least ONE of the colours on the two  gorgeous inspiring palettes below!
 
You can enter ANY kind of make you like, whatever colours you like from either these 2 colour palettes and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. 
Closing date: Fri 6th November, the winners will be announced 13th November
You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!

Our Digi Sponsor this week is the fabulous store at ODDBALL ART, so make sure you head over and grab some great images to colour up!
We have some great prizes for you this week...
PRIZE 1: 3 lovely digi images from ODDBALL ART, our sponsor this week
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
PRIZE 2:  A set of Graph'It markers 
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
Cult Pens have a fantastic Graph'It Promotion on at the moment, 3 for 2  HERE so head over there and grab some bargains - you can get a FREE tutorial DVD!!

So let's see what the team have made for you this week...

Nikky...I love Oddball Art images. I have to be honest and admit that I forgot what the colour palette was meant to be this week but I had a massive booboo when I coloured these images. I decided to do a funky background but forgot to mask my images off and sprayed Mix'It solution over the entire piece - eeek! It was like a scene from Chucky with all that bleeding everywhere! I was distraught I can tell you! But when I looked it was worse around the outer edges really so I decided to cut the images and then decoupage them rather than start from scratch. 
So in the end I coloured a background onto a card front using 7250 and then sprayed with Mix'It to create snow. I then went a bit berserk with my Graph'It Shake White swoonable pen to create a flurry of snow. 
I need to point you in the direction of the top and bottom edges of my card - see all the glittery stuff? This is SO cool!

Colours used: Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105 - cheeks, 4145, 4135
Hair (left) Grey greens and Blue Greys 
Teal Blue background: 7240 and 7250, White Graph'It Shake
Red and Greens clothing: 5245, 5280, 8260, 8280

Head over to my blog to find out more about how I made this and that cool glitter effect...

Anjie -   I have used Christmas colours for my make.
The cute image from Oddball Art and is called Sherry Rescues a Puppy. I coloured the image and then coloured a background which was a total fail so I fussy cut the images out to add to a new background! More info on my blog.
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3120
Reds: 5210, 5222, 5240, 5270
Blues: 7122, 7125, 7130
Dog: 9100, 9101, 9102
Wall: 3210, 3230, 9401, 9402, 9403

Claire C, I've used the Christmas colour palette to colour up this adorable image from Oddball Art
. She's called Ellie the Elf and you can find her here


I'm soooooooo enjoying making backgrounds with my Graph'Its, this was made by just scribbling my markers onto the background not worrying too much about blending and then dripping on Mix'It Fluid using the end of the spray tube from the bottle. The White Graph'It Shake pen is perfect for adding snow and the Silver Shake pen gives a little frosty sparkle


Colours used: 
Skin: 3210,3105,4150, 4125,4105 plus 4135
Hair: 9905
Reds: 3160, 5280, 5240,5220,5210
Aqua: 7280,7250,7240,7220,7210, 
Cool greys, blue greys, Silver Shake, White Shake, Mix'it Fluid

We will announce our last challenge winners from Wk 41/42 next week, but
In the meantime, add your entry to the challenge below and we'll see you next week! 
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Friday, 16 October 2015

Wk 41/42 Autumn/Xmas Colours - Craft Colouring challenge with Graph'It and Little Miss Muffet

Welcome back to another Colour Challenge!

It's the 2nd week of our current challenge which is

Autumn/Christmas Colours

You can ENTER HERE

and this week we're bringing you lots more fabulous inspiration.

We are uber excited this week because we are kindly sponsored by the very lovely
Make sure you check out their fabulous Store!!

You can enter ANY kind of make you like into the challenge, whatever colours you like from either an autumn or a christmas colour palette and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. 
Closing date: Fri 23rd October, the winners will be announced 30th October
You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!

We have some great prizes for our current challenge so don't miss out on 3 different chances to win!
PRIZE 1: A $6 Gift Certificate for the LITTLE MISS MUFFET Store!
TO WIN: - random winner
PRIZE 2: 3 lovely digi images from ODDBALL ART, our sponsor last week
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
PRIZE 3:  A set of Graph'It markers 
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
Cult Pens have a fantastic Graph'It Promotion on at the moment, 3 for 2  HERE so head over there and grab some bargains - you can get a FREE tutorial DVD!!

Our catchup Winners Post can be found at the bottom of this post...

So remember, it's the 2nd week of our current challenge 

Autumn/Christmas Colours

You can ENTER HERE

For our Team Challenge (You DO NOT have to do this to enter but if you want to that's very cool!) this week I've made the team also put their Rosalie images ON something, ie a wall etc so I've been super mean and made them work extra hard. I also challenged the team to use these 2 colour palettes...tee hee I'm so cruel!....
So let's see what the team have made for you this week...

Barbara...We are very excited that Barbara from Little Miss Muffet is joining in with our challenge - what a super duper card! Thanks Barbara! Make sure you head over to her blog for more information and to grab this great image!

Nikky....I almost forgot to upload my make this week but I didnt want to miss out colouring this lovely image - she's called Polkadot Pals Rosalie and you can find her here and this cute little fella is Chester Monkey who is just adorable here...I actually took 2 images and combined them together to make a great new one because I was greedy and wanted to colour them both haha!
As soon as I saw this lovely Rosalie image I knew exactly what I wanted to do...
Colours used: Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105, cheeks 4135, 4145
Hair: 2105, 2130, 3110, 3130, 3160
Clothes: 5140, 6150, 6155, 4125
Monkey: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105, cheeks 4135, 4145, 3110, 3120, 3125
Wall: 4110, 9400, 9304
Wall tunnel: 4110, 4125, 4150, 9400, 9403, 9404


Anjie - Now I got totally carried away with my colouring and forgot all about the colour chart, oooops! But I was kinda pleased with how my image turned out so after a sit on the norty step I was allowed to use it, phew! So here it is.
The colours I used on this image are:
Chester: 3120, 3140, 3160, mix it fluid.
Cracker: 7140, 7150, 7160, 7115, 7110, 7109
I used the mix it fluid on some velvet to give Chester some texture.

Claire C I've made a Halloween card using this supercute image, she's called Polkadot Pals Rosalie and you can find her here. I've sat her on a pumpkin digi from Polkadoodles Autumn Fall Digi bundle and created a background with my Graph'It markers....



Colours used:
Skin 3105,4150,4125,4147,4105
Hair: 3180, 3170,3150,3125,1230
Clothes: 3180,3280,3155,3145, 1270,1250,1140,5140,5120,5110
Pumpkins: 3180,3130,2160,215,8270
Background:9909, 2160  and Silver shake pen applied with Mix'it Fluid and a paint brush

Scatty Jan  Happy Friday :-) I am not normally here on Team A , but I really could not resist colouring up the very sweet Chester , you can find him in the store right here, This one is Cracker Chester but there are a few Chesters to check out. I used the colour palette for my inspiration , loving the reds and golds..... I thought he looked as if he really was up to mischief so placed him swinging from the bauble . The bauble and background that I used are from Twiggy  & Toots festive fun you can find here...
The colours I used are
Reds - 3180/5245/5220/5210
Browns - 3250/3255/3245/3210
and Gold shake pen (lots of)


Yvonne - Hello there! I was given Polka Dot Pals Rosie to play with and she was sooooooo cute! Despite the challenge being Autumn/Christmas colours, I thought she would look nice in a summery setting. So I decided to place her on a wall/dyke.

I coloured Rosie with the following markers:
Skin: 4105, 4125, 3105, 4145 and mix it palette
Hair: 3105, 3110, 3140, 3160
Top: 1210, 1230, 1270 band: 5220, 5250, gold shaker pen
Trousers: 5220, 5245, 5260, 5270, 1230, 1270
Shoes & Bow the same.
Wall: 9500, 9501, 9502, 9503
Sky: 9100, 9102, 7101, 7105
Grass: 8220, 8240, 8270, 8160

Wow! Fab colouring this week!! Some great ways to use those oranges and browns!
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So let's get onto the last lot of winners....
We had a little booboo and got a bit mixed up with weeks over the past month so it's taken a couple of weeks and a few headaches to work this out LOL...In the end as we'd got out of synch and clearly some of you were confused too, we've decided to add the missing weeks and winners together into one big pot to make it really fair.

So we have combined Week 38, 39 and 40 as there were only 6 entries over all 3 weeks and because of this we havent chosen a Design Team Top 3 - thankyou to everyone who did enter and again apologies if we confused you - we confused ourselves too!.... 

PRIZE 1: 3 digi images from Nikki Burnette, our sponsor 
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
WINNER: AUNTY SUE
WELL DONE! Please email us here to claim your prize quoting code GIw4142001P
PRIZE 2: 
A set of Graph'It markers
Kindly donated and sponsored by 
WINNER: AJ - WELL DONE! Please email us here to claim your prize quoting code GIw4142002P
Prize 3: $10 of digis from Polkadoodles, our sponsor
WINNER: LUCY WOODS
WELL DONE! Please email us here to claim your prize quoting code GIw4142003P
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So please remember

It's the 2nd week of our current Wk 40/41 challenge which is

Autumn/Christmas Colours

You can ENTER HERE

See you next week!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Wk 41 Autumn/Xmas colours colouring challenge with Graph'It markers, Oddball Art and Cult Pens

Welcome back, don't Fridays come around quick! This week our challenge for you is 

Autumn/Christmas Colours

You can enter ANY kind of make you like, whatever colours you like from either an autumn or a christmas colour palette and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. 
Closing date: Fri 23rd October, the winners will be announced 30th October
You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!

Our Digi Sponsor this week is the fabulous store at ODDBALL ART, so make sure you head over and grab some great images to colour up!

We have some great prizes for you this week! 
PRIZE 1: 3 lovely digi images from ODDBALL ART, our sponsor this week
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
PRIZE 2:  A set of Graph'It markers 
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
Cult Pens have a fantastic Graph'It Promotion on at the moment, 3 for 2  HERE so head over there and grab some bargains - you can get a FREE tutorial DVD!!

So the last couple of weeks we got a little mixed up on the challenge dates and didnt notice so we got in a bit of a pickle LOL - oh well, it's good to make life interesting! We are back on track now so just to confirm, wk 38, 39 and wk 40 challenges all end today but as we got mixed up and clearly there was confusion as we havent had many entries either, we will extend these challenges until 14th October and you CAN backlink your entries for these 3 challenges only - so sorry for confusing everyone! If you backlink the dates must only go as far back as that challenge though so no cheating please! 


So let's see what the team have made for you today!


Scatty Jan How cute is my is the little image Ellie the Elf  I really enjoyed colouring her up . I think I will use her on a few Christmas cards this year. I coloured the background sky using 7110 and then used my blender and white marker for the snow. I then attempted some little bushes and added some little polystyrene snowballs to finish. For the sentiment I just used the empty biro method picking the lightest Red/Green.....
Colours I used....
Skin 4135/4125/4150/3120
Green 9505/8220/8280
Red 5245/3180/5210/5220
Bushes 1270/1230/8150
Kevin I have messed up a bit here re the colour schemes, but I think I have kind of managed a chilly autumn day using this sweet image called  Sherry rescues a Puppy.... I had fun creating the cloudy background.....
Graph'It Markers Used
Skin 3110.3125.3150.5120
Hair 4105.4155.4170.
Clothing 5110.5115.7130.9102.9101
Sky 7125.7101.9501.9502.8110.8120.
Dog 9102.4105.4155.

Cara...I used this adorable Christmas image  Winter Deer so obviously I went for a Christmas colour palette, I went with a rich plum pink colour to match my paper and a deep green. I also created a "plaid" pattern on her dress using my blender pen.



Graph'it marker's used:
Hair and boots: 3170,3140,3130
Pinks: 5280,5270,5255
Green: 8290, 8280 and blender.

So the last couple of weeks we got a little mixed up on the challenge dates and didnt notice so we got in a bit of a pickle LOL - oh well, it's good to make life interesting! We are back on track now so just to confirm, the following challenges  end today but as we got mixed up and clearly there was confusion as we havent had many entries either, we will extend these challenges until 14th October and you CAN backlink your entries for these 3 challenges only - so sorry for confusing everyone! If you backlink the dates must only go as far back as that challenge though so no cheating please! 


Right, we have some more winners (*edited* we have 2 batches of winners for this challenge, this is the 2nd batch, refer to Week 37 for 1st batch)...

Wk 37 Christmas colours - Graph'It Colouring Challenge with Cult Pens & Polkadoodles
Closed 25th Sept.....
PRIZE 1: $10 of digi images from Polkadoodles, our sponsor this week
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
PRIZE 2: Random Winner of a Pack of Graph'It Markers Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 


Our Random Winner is #6 Janine Quinn who wins the set of Graph'It markers - please email here quoting code GIw41001 to claim your prize.....
The Design Team's Top 3 are:
#1 Sharon
#9 Andrea
#7 AJ
AJ well done, you are the random top 3 winner of a Polkadoodles voucher - please email here quoting code GIw41002 to claim your prize

We will be back again next week and will update on our next batch of winners so we get caught up.
In the meantime, add your entry to the challenge below and we'll see you next week! Remember you can still enter 
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Friday, 2 October 2015

Wk 40 - Use Patterns.... Craft Colouring Challenge with Graph'It, Cult Pens & Nikki Burnette

Welcome back to another fabulous Friday full of lovely colouring here at Graph'It! 

Firstly, we have made a little boo-boo! Somehow we've got a little out of synch the last couple of weeks on challenge themes and not noticed so please bear with us! We are still a 2 week challenge and we will be back on track next week LOL! So sorry if we've confused you with our silly error - blame it on me, it's all my fault, I seem to have developed 'blonde braindrain' when doing the last couple of posts and mislabelled which has caused mucho confusion here! The previous 2 challenges still stand so please just enter as normal and we promise not to confuse you next week! xxx

This week our challenge for you is 

Patterns

You can enter ANY kind of pattern you like, whatever colours you like and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. The pattern can be either in your colouring ie dots or stripes, maybe a particular backing paper, a patterned ribbon, it's up to you. 
Closing date: Fri 9th October, the winners will be announced the following week. 
You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!



Our Digi Sponsor this week is the fabulous store at NIKKI BURNETTE, so make sure you head over and grab some great images to colour up!
We have some great prizes for you this week! 
PRIZE 1: 3 digi images from Nikki Burnette, our sponsor this week
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
PRIZE 2:  A set of Graph'It markers 
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
Cult Pens have a fantastic Graph'It Promotion on at the moment, 3 for 2  HERE so head over there and grab some bargains - you can get a FREE tutorial DVD!!

So let's see what the team have made for you!

Here are some colour palettes we've used which we thought would be some great inspiration for you if your mojo is running a little low...Now the team have used the colour palette and have created patterns using their Mix'It Fluid and their Graph'It Blender pens, but you obviously don't have to do this...


Scatty Jan I used the more colourful Palette as I thought it would suit my image better. The lovely image I used is Zoe and you can find her in ther store here - I must admit to not using me blender pen very much at all so when we were challenged to make a pattern with it I did so on Zoes hat just doing a simple criss cross I loved the result , I then got carried away with the blender blobbling here there and everywhere . I do belive I have found a new love in my life * My Blender Pen* 
Colours I have used
Sky 6180/6175/6140.....Yellows 2120/1250/1230
Oranges 2180/2160/2150/3110.......Brown 3120/3125
Owl 4110/3120.....Green 8290/8280/8250
Skin 4110/4145/4125.......Blender Pen

Kevin I had fun colouring up this image, you can find her here  I got a bit mixed up with the palettes and have used colours from both.....
Graph'It Markers Used
Skin 4105.4155.4170.3105
Hair 9909.9905.9501
Hat & Clothing 5245.52.70.4180.2110.2180.2105
Dragon 1270.1280.8120. Blender
Trees 3190.3245.3125.8160.8130
Moon 9503.9500.
Background 7125.7130 blender pen & Mix it Fluid.

Cara....I used the image Alondra and Medwin and she can be found here.  I went with the blue grey palette as I thought my image would work well as an underwater scene.  I used my blender to create light streaming in through the sea and also to create bubbles under the water.

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 3105, 4155,4115, 4135
Cool Greys: 9100-9109
Yellow glow: 1100
Blender

More gorgeous makes for you this week!

So remember, the challenge theme is


Patterns

You can enter ANY kind of pattern you like, whatever colours you like and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. The pattern can be either in your colouring ie dots or stripes, maybe a particular backing paper, a patterned ribbon, it's up to you. 
Closing date: Fri 9th October, the winners will be announced the following week. 



So let's get to last time's winners!.....

Time for the winners from our Week 37 challenge in conjunction with Cult Pens and Polkadoodles.
The theme was Christmas Colours:

Design Team's Top 3 Favourites from this week are:
#5 Coops
#4 Marianne\s
#9 Andrea Norris
Well done!! Grab your badges from the sidebar

PRIZE 1: $10 of digi images from Polkadoodles, our sponsor 
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by random.org
WINNING ENTRY DRAWN IS: #4 Mariannes
Well done! Please email us here to claim your prize, quoting code GIw37001 to claim your prize!

PRIZE 2: Pack of Graph'It Markers
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 
TO WIN: - random winner, chosen by random.org
WINNING ENTRY DRAWN IS: #8 Sue
Well done! Please email us here to claim your prize, quoting code GIw37002 to claim your prize!

Well done everyone and thanks so much for your entries! We'll see you again next week! x