Monday, 20 January 2020

Morgan's Artworld - Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #123 for 19th of January, 2020

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.
Here is my card:


The sponsor for this challenge is:
Morgan's Artworld

Morgan Fitzsimons is a British artist, illustrator and author. Born in the North of England in 1939, she has been drawing and painting since she could hold a brush. Morgan studied at the LJMU, gaining her NDD, A.T.D and BA.
Morgan is a traditional artist who works in many mediums and her artwork has been displayed all over the world. Morgan has also been involved in many art related and non art related industries. She taught in schools for 20 years and retired as Head of Special Needs. She has also developed and published educational packs and teaching aids as well as fictional work. She has been involved in designing costumes for various opera and theatre companies and was also a wildlife artist for several charities and organisations.

Prize is three images

I chose Wedding Digi 2 which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card and then fussy cut after I have coloured with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • eyes - G21, G07, G29
  • lips - RV14, RV17, RV19
  • hair - E33, E15, E18, E47 (E19)
  • earring - YR09, V25, V28
  • flowers in the hair - V22, V25, V28, YG07, G19, YR09
  • dress - B12, B14, B16, B18, G29 (beads)
  • bangle - G21, G07, G29
  • leaves - YG07, G19
  • pink flowers - RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19, YR09
  • background - BV000, BV00, BV02
  • outline - BV02
I have adhered the coloured image on to a blue card from my German stash. After much deliberation, I have stamped "Enjoy your BIG day" from Party Time by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in VersaMark ink using my MISTI and then heat embossed with Vanilla Sparkle embossing powder from Alison Ellis Design (which I believe is no longer available as it has closed down).

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring :


As I was trying to take the photo of the finished card, a particular kitty was showing a lot of interest!!
This is William :)


There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 25th of January, 2020. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 19th of January to find out the winners of Challenge #122.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #33 - Anything Goes plus optional twist of paper piercing!
Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #42 - January Anything Goes
Double Trouble #47 - Hot or Cold - I have heat embossed the sentiment!
Classic Design Challenge #1 - January Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 17 January 2020

Kittaccino from Knitty Kitty Digis for Colour Crazy Challenge for the 17th of January, 2020


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 17th of January, we are sponsored by Knitty Kitty and I chose Kittaccino.

Here is my card:


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge is Knitty Kitty Digis.
I have digitally printed Kittaccino on to X-Press It Blending card and then fussy cut.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • cup - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • saucer - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • biscuit wrapper - C00, C0, C1, RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19
  • biscuit - E21, E23, E25
  • dark grey kitties - W1, W3, W5, BV0000, BV000, R30
  • lighter grey kitty - W0, W1, W3, BV0000, R30
  • brown kitties - E41, E43, E44, E47, R30
  • spoon - C0, C1, C3, C5 
  • outline - C3, C5
I am pretty sure I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder, but for the life of me - I can't remember what I have used! If I remember at a later date, I'll update this post!

I have adhered the coloured image to a white square card from Envelope Solutions and stamped one of the sentiments from Through the Woods from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in Nautical Blue Memento ink.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:
CLOSE-UP


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges #405 - January Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #297 - Anything Goes in January
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #34 - January Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Thanks for looking!
                                

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Not Just Cards Challenge for January 2020


Not Just Cards
 is having a new challenge this month. The theme for the January 2020 Challenge is "ANYTHING GOES".
To join in the fun, click on the following link:

Here is my colouring for this month: 

This image and colouring are part of the November 2019 Silent Night Monthly Colouring Classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder, using Hope by The Paper Shelter. I just need to frame it and start and finish this month's!!

Here are a few progression shots:







I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #42 - January Anything Goes

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Not Just Cards.
Thanks for looking!
                               

Monday, 6 January 2020

Pattieboop & Allie on Safari - Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #121 for the 5th of January, 2020

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.
Here is my card:


The sponsor for this challenge is:
CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY STORE

Pattie's Creations store link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations
and Pattie's Creations blog link: http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/

and the prize is 2 images from their shop.

I was given Pattieboop & Allie on Safari. I had a quick look at Pattie's Creations website and found Pattieboop's story, but I didn't realise that Allie was a beautiful Siamese looking cat! So in my image Allie is dressed up as a lion!
Anyway, I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card and then cut out using my paper cutter. Then I have coloured with the following Copics:
  • Pattieboop's skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R30, RV55
  • Pattieboop's hair - E23, E09, YR18
  • Pattieboop's clothes - E31, E33, E35
  • Allie aka lion - Y32, Y15, YR14
  • Allie's hat - E31, E33, E35
  • monkey - E41, E44, E47, R30, RV55, white gel pen
  • giraffe - E50, Y23, Y32, Y26, E55, R30
  • jeep - E81, E84, E87, E44
  • jeep tyres - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • jeep lights - E84, C00, C0, C1, C3, clear and silver Wink of Stella
  • road - E43, E44, E57
  • bushes - YG63, G94, G99
  • tree foliage - YG13, YG25, YG63, G94, G99
  • mountains - E71, E93
  • sky - R30, Y32, colourless blender
  • outline - E57
I have adhered the coloured image on to a square Kraft card from Envelope Solutions and kept it very simple, but asked my daughter if she could think of a sentiment for the card and she came up with the "Go Wild" theme. So I have stamped "Go Wild" and "It's your day" from Go Wild by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in Rich Cocoa Memento ink using my MISTI (which I now have to fight my daughter to use!)

The bushes, tree, sky and the giraffe colouring came from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes - this one is from the September 2018 Monthly Class.

Here is a close-up of the colouring :

I have also stamped "Happy Birthday" using the Rich Cocoa Memento ink on the inside of the card. This sentiment is also from Go Wild by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 11th of January, 2020. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 12th of January to find out the winners of Challenge #120.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #33 - Anything Goes plus optional twist of paper piercing!
Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #42 - January Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #34 - January Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two! 

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 3 January 2020

Bunny Blessing - Snowman for the Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 3rd of January, 2020


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Geesje!
This is the first challenge of 2020 - so 
Welcome!!

The theme is "little friends", which means that you can do anything Christmas as long as it has a little friend. 

So here is my card:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Wink Wink Ink

They have an Etsy Shop: 

The Prize for the Challenge Winner is $15 of images from the Wink Wink Ink Store.

We were able to select images this time, but of the three images, I could not decide! So Helen gave me Bunny Blessing - Snowman.

I digitally printed Bunny Blessing - Snowman on to X-Press It blending card, which I then cut out using my paper cutter. 
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • Bunnies - W0, W1, W3, W5, R30, clear & black Wink of Stella (although I don't think you can see it in the photo)
  • Snowman - C00, C0, C1, C3, R30, black Wink of Stella, white gel pen
  • Snowman arms - E74, E77
  • Blue buttons - B66, B69, clear Wink of Stella
  • Carrot nose - YR04, YR07
  • Red hat - R32, R35, R37, R59
  • Holly and berries - YG11, YG63, YG17, R37, R59
  • Cape - G02, G05, G07, G09, R32, R35, R37, R59
  • Apron - G02, G05, G07, G09, R32, R35, R37, R59
  • Carrot - YR04, YR07, YR09, YG17
  • Snow - C00, C0, C1, C3, BV00, colourless blender
  • Sky - Y00, G00, BG53, B32, B34, B37, B39, B99, white gel pen
  • Outline - B99
I then adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions and stamped the sentiments from Winter Wonderland by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy with Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.
The sky background is based on the Silent Night November 2019 Monthly Class from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:



I will add this card to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #62 - Anything Christmas Goes 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #18 - January Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #61 - Optional Twist: Old Fashioned Christmas

There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 6th of February, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 6th of January to find out the winners of the End of Year Anything Christmas Goes Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge for December 2019


Not Just Cards is having a new challenge this month. The theme for the December 2019 Challenge is "ANYTHING GOES".
To join in the fun, click on the following link:

Here is my colouring for this month: 


This image and colouring are part of the April 2019 Changing Seasons Monthly Colouring Classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder, using Autumn Breeze by The Paper Shelter. I just need to frame it and start and finish this month's!!

Here are a few progression shots:









I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #41 - December Anything Goes

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Not Just Cards.
Thanks for looking!
                               

Friday, 6 December 2019

Magical Tree Santa for the Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 6th of December, 2019

At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by me!
The theme is "Anything Goes" as it is the last challenge of the year!

So here is my card:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Digital Delights
It is the first time that I have used an image from them and I have to say it was difficult to choose from all the cute images!


Here are the links to their shop, blog and Facebook page:



The prize for this month is $5 voucher to be used in their shop

Everyone on the Winter Wonderland DT used Magical Tree Santa.

So back to my card:
I digitally printed Magical Tree Santa on to X-Press It blending card, which I then cut out using my paper cutter. 
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • Santa's skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • Santa's glasses - brown Wink of Stella
  • Santa's hat - R32, R35, R37, R39, clear Wink of Stella
  • Santa's jacket & pants - R22, R24, R27, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • Santa's glove - C7, C9
  • Santa's belt - C5, C7, C9
  • Santa's buckle - brown Wink of Stella
  • Santa's boots - C5, C7, C9 (black); C00, C0, C1, clear Wink of Stella (white)
  • Tree - G02, G05, G07, G09, black Wink of Stella (lettering); E74, E77, E79, R22, R24, R27, G02, G05, G07 (trunk & pot)
  • Snowflakes - silver Wink of Stella
  • Gold Snowflakes - brown and gold Wink of Stella
  • Reindeer's body - E53, E55, E57, E59, R30 (ear)
  • Reindeer's snout - E51, E53, E55
  • Reindeer's nose - R24, R27, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • Reindeer's antlers - E13, E15, E18
  • Reindeer's red collar - R22, R24, R27, R29
  • Reindeer's hooves - C7, C9
  • snow - C00, C0, C1, BV000, colourless blender
  • shadows and background - BV000, BV00, BV20, BV23, BV25, colourless blender
  • outline - BV25
I then adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft square card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I will add this card to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #62 - Anything Christmas Goes 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #17 - December Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #60 - Optional Twist: Layer It Up

There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 2nd of January, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 9th of December to find out the winners of the Use Holly and/or Ivy Challenge.

Thanks for looking!