Friday, 11 October 2019

Not Just Cards Challenge for October, 2019

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

Here is my colouring for this month: 

It is the Sept/Oct Markers Colouring Class from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder. The stamp is Time to Fly - actually a new one from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy.


Here are the progression images:









I would like to enter this into a few challenges: CHECK
Love to Craft Challenge #39 - October Anything Goes

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

Snow Wonder for Colour Crazy Challenge for the 11th of October, 2019

At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 11th of October, we are sponsored by Createful Heart Designs and I chose their snowmen in the colouring page: Snow Wonder.


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge is Createful Heart Designs.

Mary is based in Indiana and started drawing and creating handmade cards in the early 1980s. In 2002, she started looking at making digital images, alongside her artist husband, Mark and Createful Heart Designs was born. 
There is a blog:
https://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/
and a Facebook page:
Createful Heart Digis & Design

I have digitally printed the snowmen from Snow Wonder on to X-Press It Blending card and then cut using my paper cutter.
I have coloured them with the following Copics markers:
  • snowmen - C00, C0, C1, C2, R20, colourless blender
  • buttons - BG57
  • nose - YR07, YR09
  • reds - R22, R24, R27
  • greens - YG11, YG13, YG07
  • snow - C00, C0, C1, colourless blender, BV0000, Y00
  • sky - B32, B34, B37, B39
  • stars - Y38, white gel pen
The night sky is from a Sky Techniques class by the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder.
I have adhered the coloured image to a square white card from Envelope Solutions and stamped the sentiments from Toboggan Together by Lawn Fawn in Nautical Blue Memento ink and the snowflakes on the side also from Toboggan Together by Lawn Fawn in Summer Sky Memento ink.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #58 - Anything Christmas Goes with the Optional Twist: Sensational Santa
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #15 - October Anything Christmas Goes
Classic DT Open Challenge October #10 - Anything Goes as long as for DT project

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

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #115 for the 6th of October, 2019

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:
and the prize is 3 images from their shop.

We were given Regina, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card and then cut out using my paper cutter (I found new blades the other day, but can't remember where I put them!) Then I have coloured with the following Copics using the Sepia technique and partly following the video by the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder:
  • skin - E50, E53, E55
  • eyes - E57, E59
  • hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
  • lips - E57, E59
  • clothing - E50, E53, E55, E57, E59
  • outline - E35
I have also used a softly glowing background technique again from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder. I trimmed the coloured image and adhered on to a Kraft card card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

and then with the soft glow around the image.


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 19th of October. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Thursday 10th of October to find out the winners of Challenge #114.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #39 - SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing "Free For All"
Brown Sugar Challenge #294 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge LTCCB #39 - Anything Goes for October
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #30 - Anything Goes and optional Open Technique

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 4 October 2019

Merry and Bright for the Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 4th of October, 2019



At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Marie, who has chosen the theme:
Merry and Bright!

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:


 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.


And the prize on offer for our lucky winner is:

a surprise from Sherry!

So back to my card:
I have joined two mice - mirror images of each other and digitally printed them 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:
  • mouse on left - E41, E31, E33, E35, R20, R30, G02, G05, G07, G19, 100
  • mouse on right - E41, E43, E44, E47, R20, R30, R22, R24, R27, R29, 100
  • tags - E41, G05 or R27
  • presents - E41, E43, G05 or R27
  • berries - R56, R59
  • holly leaves - YG03, YG07, G07
  • grounding - C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
  • background - YG17, YG06, Y02, RV02, RV55, V04, V17, B69, B99
  • outline - B99
The background is from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder using one of her background techniques classes - the Northern Lights class.
I have stamped the sentiment in Nautical Blue Memento ink and the rays of light in Elderberry Memento ink, both from Let Your Heart Be Light from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy and then adhered the coloured image on to a white 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 #57 - Anything Christmas Goes 
Cute N' Crafty Christmas Challenge #18 - Anything Christmas/Winter Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas September Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes with an optional twist of Christmas Decorations - I have presents and tags!
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #15 - October Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #58 - Optional Twist: Sensational Santa
Double Trouble Challenge #39 - SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing "Free For All"

2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge #31 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter! I have two little mice!!

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 31st of October, 2019.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 7th of October to find out the winners of the Use Your Favourite Embellishments Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

#TSOT427 Try Stampin' on Tuesdays Challenge for 24th of September, 2019

Here is my card for this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday - #TSOT427:


The sketch is: 


The optional theme is: Coffee, Tea or another warm beverage.

The stamps that I have used are Coffee Marci and a sentiment from the July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts and one of the poodles from the April 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts. I have stamped them using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending card.
The images have been coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • lips - R81, RV93
  • hair - Y35, E55, YR27, E57, E59
  • headband - R81, RV93, R56, R59
  • t-shirt - V22, V25, V28, V99
  • vest - R81, RV93, R56, R59
  • pants - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • shoes - R81, RV93, R56, R59
  • mug - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • poodle - W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, RV00, RV17, RV19
  • sentiment - B18
  • grounding - C1, C3, C5
  • outline - B18
I have die cut a coffee pot, lid and heart from black and pink glitter core cardstock, then used the pink heart with the black coffee pot and lid. I also die cut a tall mug from the pink glitter core cardstock. Both die cuts are from the July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts kit
I have adhered the coloured piece on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions, then adhered the die cut coffee pot, lid, heart and tall mug with pop dots.

I have extended the sketch into the inside of the card by stamping another sentiment from the July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. Then as the inside looked a bit empty, I stamped a sentiment from the April 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts in two layers of Rich Cocoa Memento ink (it looks very dark!) and then another poodle from the same kit in London Fog Memento ink. I then added V22, V25 and V28 to the bow and also Cosmic Stickles.
Here is the inside of the card:

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic DT Open Challenge for September - Anything Goes as long as for DT project
Mix It Up Challenge Blog #29 - Anything Goes plus the optional twist of 3D project
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #38 - September Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #103 - Anything Goes

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Thanks for looking!
                                

Friday, 13 September 2019

Tree Asana for Colour Crazy Challenge for the 13th of September, 2019

At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 13th of September, we are sponsored by Little Blue Button Stamps and the image that I chose was Tree Asana.

So I made a card for someone who needs to refresh and chill out like a tree!


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge is Little Blue Button Stamps.

There is some information about Olga who draws the Little Blue Button Stamps images on the Little Blue Button Stamps About Us page.

I have digitally printed the Tree Asana on to X-Press It Blending card and then cut using my paper cutter and some scalloped scissors.
I have coloured her with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • hair - E50, E53, E55, E57, E59
  • eyes - G07, B28, white gel pen
  • eyebrows - E57
  • lips - R20, R22
  • clothing - R81, RV93, R56, R59
  • ground - C-1, C-3, C-5
  • background - BG0000, BG000, B000, BG01, BG02
  • outline - BG02
I have adhered the coloured image to a kraft card from Envelope Solutions and used one of the September sketches from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2:


I stamped the sentiments in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic DT Open Challenge September #9 - Anything Goes as long as for DT project

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

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Not Just Cards - September 2019 Challenge

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

Here is my colouring for this month: 


This card is the one that I gave my sister for her birthday in July.
Here is an image of the inside of the card - pretty much the first time I have done something inside a card! I need to do it more.

I have stamped using my MISTI and Bamboo Leaves Memento ink, the big image from O Hoppy Day by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy on to X-Press It Blending card. I used Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart Memento ink inside, as well Nautical Blue Memento ink for the sentiment on the outside and inside of the card, which is a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
I have coloured the main images with the following Copics markers:

  • hops and leaves - YG00, YG13, YG23, YG25, YG67, E13 (hops)
  • barley - E41, E43, E44
  • background - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01 (outline)

I had to play around a bit with colouring of the various plants, so here are a few other images:



In this one I tried BG90, BG93, BG96 and BG99 for the leaf....





I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #38 - September Anything Goes

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