Friday, 20 November 2020

Three Flamingoes by Knitty Kitty Digis for Colour Crazy Challenge for the 20th of November, 2020

 

At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 20th of November, 2020, we are sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis and I chose three of the flamingoes from Build a Snow Scene Quintuple (Florentina, Felicia, Fifi, Flavia and Francine)- Knitty Kitty Digis No.57 ABCD&E.

Here is my card:

As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iKnitty Kitty Digis.


I have digitally printed my chosen Flamingoes from Build a Snow Scene Quintuple (Florentina, Felicia, Fifi, Flavia and Francine)- Knitty Kitty Digis No.57 ABCD&E on to X-Press It Blending card.

I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • flamingoes pink - RV42, RV34, R35
  • flamingoes black - W5, 100, white gel pen
  • flamingoes skates - C00, C0, C1, silver Wink of Stella
  • flamingoes hats - R24, R27, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • ice - C00, B0000, B000, B00, B02
  • snow - C00, BV000, C1, B60, V01, clear Wink of Stella
  • sky - V01, V05, B12, B14, B16, B29, B99, white gel pen
  • outline - B99
I have cut the image using my paper cutter and adhered it on to a white slimline card from Envelope Solutions.

I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesome Monthly Classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring before the snow and sky was added and after:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #52 - November Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #415 - November Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #43 - November Anything Goes + optional twist of Making your own background (which I sort of did!)

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

Friday, 6 November 2020

Catch from SheepSki Designs for Winter Wonderland for the 6th of November, 2020

At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Jayne.
Welcome to our eleventh challenge for 2020.

Our theme is:

Festive Things With Wings

So here is my card:

Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.
"FESTIVE THINGS WITH WINGS"
something about the theme

Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs:

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers. I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. 

In January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey. I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby. Welcome to my world Andrea xx


And the prize on offer for the winner is - 3 images of their choice 

I chose Catch 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:
  • penguins black - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • penguins white - C00, C0, C2, colourless blender
  • scarf - B12, B14, B16
  • headphones - B14, B16, frosted lace Stickles
  • beaks/feet - Y15, YR16
  • glasses - B12, glossy accents
  • snowball - frosted lace Stickles and Wow! Sparkling Snow embossing glitter
  • ice/snow - B0000, B000, B00, colourless blender, BV0000, C0
  • sky - YR000, R81, B000, B00, B02, BG45
  • outline - BG18
I then adhered the coloured image on to a piece of cardstock/mat stock from Merry Little Christmas by DCWV, before adhering to a square Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here are some close-ups of the colouring:

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #28 - November Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #82 - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Challenge November - W is for Winter Wonderland

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 3rd of December, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 9th of November to find out the winners of the Penguins Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 2 November 2020

Rudy for LeAnn's World 101 for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge#145 for the 1st of November, 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:
LeAnn's World 101
Prize is 2 images!

I chose the digital stamp Rudy. I made an image with two Rudys, one the mirror image of the original 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:
  • body/face/ears - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, R30
  • antlers - E74, E77
  • eyes - 100, BG45, BG75, BG57, BG49
  • hooves - C5, C7, C9
  • noses - R30, C7, C9, 100
  • sky - colourless blender, R000, R20, R30, RV42, Y11, E50, B000, B00, B12, B21, B23
  • snow - colourless blender, C00, C1, BV000, BV00
  • outline - C3
I have adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions
I stamped the sentiment from Through the Woods by the wonderful Marcella from Power Poppy using Nautical Blue Memento ink and then following with Versamark ink and Vanilla Sparkle embossing powder from Alison Ellis Design.

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

Here are some close-ups of the colouring and stamping/embossing of the sentiment:




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 November, 2020. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 1st of November to find out the winners of Challenge #144.
I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Classic Design Team Challenge #11 - November 2020 Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #28 - November 2020 Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for looking!
                              

Sunday, 11 October 2020

October 2020 Not Just Cards Challenge for the 11th of October, 2020


It is my birthday today!! :) which is one of the reasons I am late - we also were away this week enjoying a school holiday break down at the beach! So I started a pencil colouring project while I was down there (as it rained a few days) but I didn't finish it, so I quickly did something else!!
Anyway..... 

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

Here is my colouring and card for this month!

I have been "collecting" a few items from the awesome SSE bundles from the marvellous Irina at La-La Land Crafts. I have used the Three Pockets Die set to cut some X-Press It Blending card and then stamped part of the Floribunda stamp and Humming Bird from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy Stamps using Memento London Fog ink and my MISTI. I then stamped the pocket stitches (using Elderberry Memento ink) and Birthday wishes (using Nautical Blue Memento ink) from the A Pocket Full Clear Stamp Set, also from La-La Land Crafts.  

I have used the following Copics markers:
  • humming bird - Y11, YG00, YG06, B00, B12, B24, B28, V01, V04, E40, E41, E43, C1, C3, C5, C9, 100, white gel pen
  • leaves - G14, G07, G28
  • honeysuckle (or are they lupines?) - Rv21, RV23, RV25, RV29, E93, white gel pen
  • primrose - Y11, Y15, Y38, YR16
  • morning glory - BV00, V04, V06, V09
  • dahlia - RV00, RV63, RV04, RV34, RV21
  • background - G000, G00, G02
I have adhered the pockets and humming bird to a square card from Envelope Solutions. The pocket can accommodate a gift card!
I have of course drawn inspiration for the colouring from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her May 2019 Kit and Clowder Monthly Colouring Class. I have also drawn inspiration from the La-La Land Crafts blog.

Here are the close-ups of the images from the hummingbird and the pocket:


Also, since we have been back, William has not really left my side! So of course he was getting in the way as I was taking photos:


I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #51 - October Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#42 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing - I have been trying to buy some Distress Oxide inks!
Classic Design Challenge October #10 2020 - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking!
                               

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Too Cute to Spook for The Paper Shelter for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #143 for the 4th of October, 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:
The Paper Shelter


Prize is 3 images!

We were given the digital stamp Too Cute to Spook which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I also printed an extra bat image on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have cut a frame around the main image with my paper cutter, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • cat - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • cat nose - R30, clear shimmer pen
  • cat mouth and ears - R83
  • pumpkin - Y21, YR12, YR16, YR18, YG11, YG23, YG25, G07, clear shimmer pen
  • light in pumpkin - Y11, Y35, clear shimmer pen
  • bat - BV01, BV13, BV08, R83, white gel pen, clear shimmer pen
  • ghosts - V20, V22, V25, RV04
  • hill - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
  • sky - V000, V01, V04, B12, B14, B63, B66, B69
  • outline - B66
I have adhered the coloured image on to a white card from Envelope Solutions
I coloured the extra bat the same as above, fussy cut it and using dimensional adhesive foam, adhered it above the bat from the main image.
I also printed the sentiment from Lil' Devil Marci from La-La Land Crafts - coloured it with V04, outlined it with B66 and then outlined the letters with purple Wink of Stella. I notice that you can only buy the rubber stamp now, although I used the digital version.

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 17th of October, 2020. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 18th of October to find out the winners of Challenge #142.
I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Classic Design Team Challenge #10 - October 2020 Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #42 - Anything Goes + the optional twist of Distressing

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 2 October 2020

Playful Penguins from Twinkle Lane Designs at Winter Wonderland on the 2nd of October, 2020


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

The theme I chose is:

PENGUINS

So we want to see any Christmas Project that has a penguin or two as the main element.

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 Twinkle Lane Designs:

and the prize on offer for the winner is two images of their choice from the shop


I chose Playful Penguins 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:
  • penguins black - C5, C7, C9
  • penguins white - C00, C0, C1
  • penguins orange - YR12, YR16, YR27
  • penguin bowtie and scarf - B12, B14, B16, clear shimmer pen
  • rope - R24, R27, R29
  • sled - E23, E25, E27, E29
  • trees - YG23, YG25, G07, E74, E77, E79, pink, blue & purple Wink of Stella
  • snow - BV20, C00, C0, C1, colourless blender, clear shimmer pen
  • sky - RV00, Y00, G00, BG53, B32, B34, B37, B39, B99, white gel pen
  • outline - B37
I then adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
I also coloured one of the sentiments with BG53, outlined it with B37 and adhered it alongside the image on the card.
As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #42 - Cute Snowy Christmas Cards
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #27 - October Anything Christmas Goes

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 5th of November, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 5th of October to find out the winners of the Snowmen and Snow Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 25 September 2020

Zeddy the Zebra from Oddball Art Co. for Colour Crazy Challenge for the 25th of September, 2020

At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 25th of September, 2020, we are sponsored by Oddball Art Co and I chose Zeddy the Zebra.

Here is my card:

As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iOddball Art Co.

I have digitally printed Zeddy the Zebra from Oddball Art Co. on to X-Press It Blending card.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • purples - V12, V15, V17
  • eyes - 100, white gel pen
  • white - C00, C0, C1, C2
  • bandage - B12, B14, B16
  • nostrils - R83
  • background - BG000
  • outline around Get Well Soon - BG18 and clear Shimmer pen.
I have fussy-cut and adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions. I then die cut Get Well Soon from the front of the card using a die cut from the May 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts from La-La Land Crafts.
I then adhered a piece of paper from my stash behind the die cut and adhered the actual words on to the paper, then coloured it with a clear Shimmer pen.
I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesome Monthly Classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

Here is the inside of the card using the other sentiment:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #50 - September Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #41 - September Anything Goes + optional twist of Foiling

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