Friday, 3 April 2020

Winter Wonderland April Challenge


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Pat!
Welcome to our fourth challenge for 2020.

Our theme is:

ANGELS or ANYTHING WITH WINGS

So here is my card:


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

Our wonderful sponsor is:
Sherry West who is the owner-designer of Sherry West Art is a digital and rubber stamp artist, colouring book artist and the author-illustrator of a very silly new children's book title "It's Raining Cats!  It's Raining Dogs!  It's Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!" (Morgan James Publishing) which is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

She is a member of the Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators, an ESL teacher, a published educational curriculum writer, award winning poet and semi-pro photographer who work has been accepted by Getty Images.

Married for 20 years to a very patient guy with 3 really funny kids, 2 fluffy dust bunny chinchillas, 1 huge hairy dog and 13 random cats.

Her art is being sold as rubber stamps by Stamp Addicts in the UK and has appeared on Hochanda twice.

Prize for the winner is a surprise from Sherry!

I chose Glorious Angel for my image, which I digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter. 
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
  • hair - E11, E13, E15, E18
  • lips - RV19
  • eye - B16
  • wings - B14, B16, B18, V22, V25, V28
  • dress - RV14, RV17, RV19
  • greens - YG11, YG13, YG17
  • oranges - YR04, YR07, YR09
  • yellow - Y11
  • outline - B18
I then adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful 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 #68 - Anything Christmas Goes (I think it is actually Challenge #67)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #21 - April Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #64 - Optional Twist: Blooming Botanicals

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 30th of April, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 6th of April to find out the winners of Blue Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 13 March 2020

The Rolling Gnomes from Doctor Digi for Colour Crazy Challenge for the 13th of March, 2020


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 13th of March, we are sponsored by Doctor Digi Stamps and I chose The Rolling Gnomes.

Here is my card:

As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iDoctor Digi Stamps.


Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many more.

I have digitally printed The Rolling Gnomes on to X-Press It Blending card and then cut using my paper cutter.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
  • beards/eyebrows - C00, C0, C1
  • reds - R32, R35, R37, R39
  • blues - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • blue-greens - BG01, BG02, BG05
  • belts - C7, C9
  • belt buckles - Y28
  • guitar - Y26, Y28, E41, E44, E47, E84, E87
  • pick - Y28
  • log drum - R35, E71, E74, E77, E79, E84, E87
  • drumsticks - R35, R37, E44, E47
  • sunglasses - B97
  • microphone - B93, B95, B97, Y26, Y28
  • grounding - C0, C1, C3
  • background - BV0000, BV000, BV00, colourless blender
  • outline - BV04
I am pretty sure I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

I have adhered the coloured image to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions and could not think of a sentiment, but think I will search around and update the card later.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges #407 - March Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Cute Koala for Not Just Cards Challenge for March 2020


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

Here is my colouring for this month, that I actually completed last month!



This image and colouring are part of the December 2019 Wildlife Wonders Monthly Colouring Classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder, using a gorgeous koala stamp that was provided to us from Alyce. The pencils image is a cute kangaroo, which I want to start soon.

Here are a few progression shots for the first image:








I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #44 - March Anything Goes
Special Classic Design Challenge for Save The Australian Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #36 - March Anything Goes as long as there is a cute critter - the koala is pretty cute!

Thanks for looking!
                               

Friday, 6 March 2020

Two Snowmen for the Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 6th of March, 2020


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Christine!
Welcome to our third challenge for 2020.

Our theme is:

BLUE CHRISTMAS
Unfortunately I did not see the theme until after I had finished, but hopefully there is enough blue! I tend to steer towards blue!

So here is my card:


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

Our wonderful sponsor is:
Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps - a short essay!
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago.
Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.
Jodie works hard to provide new releases and freebies every week!
And the prize on offer to our lucky winner is:
$12 gift code to spend in the Bugaboo Stamps store.


I chose Two Snowmen for my image, which I digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter. 
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • snowmen - colourless blender, C00, C0, C1, R30
  • carrot noses - YR04, YR07, YR09
  • eyes and coal - black Wink of Stella
  • arms - E41, E44, E47
  • top hat - C5, C7, C9, R32, R35, R37
  • holly - YG00, YG06, YG67, R35, R37, clear Wink of Stella
  • green and white scarf - G12, G14, G17, white gel pen
  • tree - YG61, YG63, YG67, E47, YR07, YR09, clear Wink of Stella, black Wink of Stella
  • star on tree - Y11, Y13, Y17, clear Wink of Stella
  • red buttons - R32, R35, R37, clear Wink of Stella
  • woollen hat - R32, R35, R37, G12, G14, G17, clear Wink of Stella
  • red and green stripey scarf - R32, R35, R37, G12, G14, G17
  • purple heart - purple Wink of Stella
  • sky - YR000, R81, B000, B00, BG02, BG45
  • snow - Y000, R000, C0, C1, clear Wink of Stella
  • outline - V25
I then adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful 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:
Christmas with the Cuties #35 - Anything Christmas Goes with the option of Clean and Simple
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #20 - March Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #63 - Optional Twist: Ice Ice Baby - yeah!! I have snowmen and snow

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 April, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 9th of March to find out the winners of Our Tribute to Eileen Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 2 March 2020

Fred She Said Easter Chick - Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #127 for the 1st of March, 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:
Fred She Said Designs

Prize is a $10 Gift Certificate



I chose the Easter Chicky Digi set which I have combined 3 chickies and some flowers from the set and then digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have cut a frame around my image with my paper cutter, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • chickies - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • shells - B12, B14, B16, B18, RV17
  • flowers - RV10, RV14, RV17, RV19
  • flower centres - YR24, YR27
  • leaves - G00, G14, G17
  • background - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, colourless blender
  • outline - BV02
I have adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions. Then coloured (B16, BV02, Wink of Stella) and adhered the sentiment from Waiter, There's a Parakeet in My Teacup stamp set by the awesome Marcella at Power Poppy.

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 :


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 14th of March, 2020. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 1st of March to find out the winners of Challenge #126.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #35 - Anything Goes plus optional twist of smooshing!
Classic Design Challenge #3 - March Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #36 - March Anything Goes as long as there is a cute critter or two.

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 14 February 2020

Elephant Love from Bugaboo Stamps for the Colour Crazy Challenge for the 14th of February, 2020


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 14th of February, we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I chose Elephant Love.

Here is my card:


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps - a short essay!

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper-crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago.  

Today, Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful, all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more, to create your paper projects.

Jodie works hard to provide new releases and freebies every week!


I have digitally printed Elephant Love on to X-Press It Blending card and then cut using my paper cutter.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • boy elephant - R30, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
  • girl elephant - R30, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, RV63, RV66, BV11, BV13, BV17, R37, Wink of Stella
  • heart - R35, R37, R39, Wink of Stella
  • flowers - YR12, YR14, YR16, YR24, E35, Wink of Stella
  • leaves - YG00, YG63, YG67, Wink of Stella
  • grass - YG93, YG95, YG97
  • sky - BG000, B000, B00
  • outline - R39
I am pretty sure I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

I have adhered the coloured image to a white card from Envelope Solutions and stamped a heart and two of the sentiments from Good Thinking: Love Notes from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in Love Letter Memento ink. Finally I added a wooden butterfly from my stash in the bottom corner with some clear sparkling Stickles.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

And here is a photo of William - one of our two cats that seems to always be around when I am taking photos of cards. Although that being said Sox, our other cat came up for a smudge as I was taking these photos tonight, but I was not fast enough to take a photo!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges #406 - February Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #298 - Anything Goes in February
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #35 - February 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!
                                

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Not Just Cards Challenge for February 2020


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

I was actually able to complete two colourings this month, but I am saving one for later in the month.....so come back and check it out.

Anyway, the one I am showing today is Pretty Posies:


This image and colouring are part of the January 2020 Pretty Posies Monthly Colouring Classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder, using the beautiful Dancing with Daffodils stamp from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy. This stamp was actually the first digital stamp that I bought from Marcella!

Here are a few progression shots:








I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #43 - February Anything Goes

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