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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Blingtastic New Release - Skinny Malinky's - Veronica

Simply Sensational...that's what I think of our new release!!!! I have been sitting on the Skinny Malinky's for months now...chomping at the bit to release them and I thought now was as good a time as any. I don't know about you but I'm a bit over Christmas at the moment ... you won't find a single snowflake in the new release lol. 

There are 12 Skinny Malinky's in the collection though you will only see 6 this week and the other 6 next week. Cruel I know but there's a method to my madness lol. They have been illustrated by the most wonderful Jan White.

As usual for a new release the DT and our 2 GD have only seen the image they were given so they are going to be surprised too. 

You will have a chance to win ALL 12 Skinnies. Each DT and GD have a letter hidden in their post ... one DT has 2 letters. Gather all the letters, spell out the word and email your answer to We would love to know what you think of the new release so please leave a comment too :-D

Are you ready???? Here you Veronica!

Isn't she FABULICIOUS!!! I LOVE her...she's just so cool. This is the first time I've coloured African American skin and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I hadn't a clue where to start but found a brilliant video tutorial by Suzanne Dean. She has a library of Copic colouring tutorials of skin, hair, clothing, highlighting etc. They are well worth a look :-D For Veronica's skin I've used E11, E13, E21, E25 and R32 for her cheeks and for her hair E25, E47 and E49

I had a nightmare colouring the chair and had to bring out my Prisma pencils to save it. Not 100%t happy with it but hey ho. I glittered up her hairband, purse, frills and heels of her shoes, added Swarovski crystals to her necklace, ring and purse clasp and a Wink of Stella to her lips and belt.

So what do you think? I hope you'll love this release as much as I do. This is not a hop but you do need to visit the other Ladybugs and Guest Ladybugs blogs to gather the letters for a chance to win the Skinny Malinky Collection. You're in for a treat...I've seen ALL the inspiration from the DT and GD and they're FABTASTIC!! Please leave them plenty of Ladybug Love :-D

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with ribbon
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes

My Tuesday post wouldn't be complete without a picture or 3 of Coen. I took these pictures on Sunday when Nicole, Ben and Coen were over for dinner. Grandpa was having a cup of tea and a biscuit. While Nic was out of the room he gave Coen one and I snapped away lol. Hubby loves to wind Nic up and when I text her the picture she almost had a fit tee hee. I used a free App on my phone called's great fun and the closest I'll ever get to scrapbooking lol.

That's it for me for today. Have fun looking at the new release!

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x


Lisa Jane said...

Love that rock on her finger lol. And the skin looks fab
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous new release Kerry, I think you have a winner on your hands here! Love your card too, like Lisa said - Love that rock!!
Coen is beyond adorable and I love the pictures you post on here.
Hugs Laurie xx

Julye said...

Coen looks as if he'll be a real handful especially if granddad helps him get up to mischief lol your slinky looks fab would we all really like a waistline like that? fab cad and image too thanks for sharing.

Whimsey said...

Super, super cute - I need to double-check; did you change the 'cussions' on the seat? :D

Love the striped paper and all the sparkle, divine. I've never colored African American but you did a marvelous job!!!

Love the new images!!

Chris said...

Fabulous card, Kerry! I love the way you've coloured Veronica, especially her skin... wish I'd thought of that! It always amazes me how different the same image looks coloured up!
Absolutely beautiful photos of your grandson!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the papers being so subtle that the image really stands out.
Your colouring is fabulous, great image.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oh, how could I not mention Coen, love the sly look at his biscuit.

Kath x

Julie said...

Evening, I could just squeeze Coen, he's one bundle of love, and he shares my taste in biscuits! Veronica looks mighty stunning sat there posing, just LOVE this image! (Mine though has to be my favourite though;)

Susan said...

Gorgeous Kerry - and yes she IS blingtastic.....
Coen - well - what a cutie - naughty Grandad ;0) xxx

Rusty said...

Fantastic! love your darker skin, and what a rock she has on her finger!! Love the papers you have used too!!

Naughty grandad!! x

Sally said...

Fab card Kerry...great colouring and what gorgeous diamonds! Loving the Skinnies.
Coen is just toooo cute
Hugs Sally xxx

Barbara Thompson said...

Kerry, spied you card ar MIM! Came to take a closer look! How cute!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Kerry, Delightful arrangement of photos of Grandson
Fabulous colouring and love the bling .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Berni Cuttino said...

Simply fabUlous. Marvelous and so charming, the image is simply magnificent. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.

Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colour scheme you've used. Thanks for the letter. Helen x

Gretha said...

A beautiful card Kerry
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

Karen said...

The skin is superb hun... so far I have only practice images trying to get this kind of skin tone... I have never felt confident enough to actually blog any of them.. lol..

Love your whole creation! Just fabulous.


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