Friday, 18 June 2021

Yetis by Oddball Stamps for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 18th of June, 2021



Sorry, I am a bit delayed as we have had some storms and my computer has been off!
Anyway!
At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 18th of June, 2021, we are sponsored by Oddball Stamps.

Here is my card:


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

I have digitally printed the four Yetis from the Funny Yeti Faces image on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • purple - V20, V22, V25, V28
  • green - G12, G14, G16, G19
  • blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • orange - YR12, YR15, YR18, clear Wink of Stella
  • cheeks - RV09
  • eyes - BG45, BG53, BG57
  • shadow - C0, C1
  • outline - B18
I have cut the image using my paper cutter and adhered it on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

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

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #422 - June Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #50 - June Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping

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

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Rose Bride Dollie by Ching Chou-Kuik for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #159 on the 6th of June, 2021


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge 159, the June challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:



Prize is 2 images!


I was given the digital stamp Rose Bride Dollie from Ching-Chou Kuik which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have used my paper cutter to cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E1, E04, R20
  • hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
  • eyes - BG45, BG57,  BG49
  • lips - RV55, RV66, clear Wink of Stella
  • roses - R81, R83, R85
  • leaves - YG11, G03, G19
  • ribbons - R81, R83, R85
  • pearls - R85, clear Wink of Stella
  • dress - C00, C0, C1, purple glitter pen, BV01, clear Wink of Stella
  • gloves - BV0000, BV000, BV00
  • wings - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, clear Wink of Stella
  • background - V000, V01, V04, V05, V06, B000, B00, BG000, colourless blender, white gel pen, gold glitter pen
  • outline - BG49
I have adhered the coloured image on to a square card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes. The background is from one of the bonus classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring before and after the addition of the background: hopefully you can see some sparkle!



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 June, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 6th of June, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #158.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #50 - June Anything Goes plus optional twist of Stamping (I usually have a digital stamp, unfortunately - lucky it is optional!)

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 4 June 2021

Flamingo Christmas from Imagine That Digistamp for Winter Wonderland for the 4th of June, 2021


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by ME!!!
Welcome to our sixth challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:

Christmas Birds


So here is my card:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of Christmas Birds, which means that we want to see big and/or small birds on your projects.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Imagine That Digistamp:


Imagine That Digistamp shop - https://shop-imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/
Imagine That Digistamp blog - https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/

The prize on offer for the winner is 3 digi sets of their choice.

I chose two very cute stamp sets for this challenge and the one that I chose for myself is Flamingo Christmas, as I wanted a Summery Christmas card as I live in Australia. 
So I have digitally printed the image and two sentiments from Flamingo Christmas on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter (I have a new one from Creative Memories).

I have coloured the image and sentiments with the following Copics markers:
  • flamingo - RV42, RV34, R35
  • eye - BG45, BG57
  • beak - W1, W3, W5, 100
  • hat - R22, R24, R27, R29, Twinkle Stickles
  • berries - R37, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • holly - YG11, G03, G14
  • red ribbon/socks - R22, R24, R27, R29
  • green wreath/socks - G03, G17, G19
  • sand - E81, E53, E84
  • water - BG45, B06
  • clouds - BG0000, BG000, B00
  • sky - B12, B14, B06, B18, B39
  • outline - B39
  • sentiments - BG0000, BG000, B00, blue glitter pen
I then adhered the coloured image on to a white 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 sentiment and colouring (hope that you can see some sparkle!):



Here are some photos of the sentiment on the inside of the card:



I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies June Challenge #51 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!
Crafty Creations Challenge #422 - June Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #49 - Festive Furries and Feathers

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 1st of July, 2021.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 7th of June to find out the winners of the Winter Sports Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Christmas Under Glass by Power Poppy for June Merry Little Christmas Challenge on the 1st of June, 2021


For my June challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog (which was meant to be my May challenge, but life just got in the way of me posting in time!) I chose to use some stamps from one of my favourite stamp shops - Power Poppy, drawn by the wonderful Marcella.

Here is my card:


I chose Under Glass: Christmas Traditions which I stamped using my MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card.

Then I have coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • glass - B0000, B00, BG10, W1, W3
  • bases - E40, E44, E47
  • tree - YG03, G14, G17
  • yellows - Y13, Y15, YR27
  • blues - B12, B14, B16
  • pinks - RV13, RV17, RV19
  • purples - V01, V04, V06
  • greens - YG03, G14, G17
  • reds - R24, R27, R29
  • whites - C00, C0, twinkle Stickles, clear Wink of Stella
  • black - C5, C7, C9
  • darker purple - BV11, BV13, BV17
  • apples - R24, R27, R39, YG03
  • Santa's belt buckle - Y26, Y28, clear Wink of Stella
  • reindeer - E11, E13, E15, E17, E19
  • reindeer antlers - E47
  • snow - BV0000, C0, clear Wink of Stella
  • string of baubles - B16, RV09, V25, YR09
  • JOY - E30, E31, E34
I fussy cut out the images and then adhered them to a slimline card from Envelope Solutions.
Then I have stamped the sentiment from Glitter House Village in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.
Here is another photo, but the sentiment is hidden by the spiky things!


I have taken inspiration for the colouring from the Power Poppy Blog as well as the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is a close-up of the colouring of the Under Glass images: hopefully you can see a little of the sparkle.



There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas 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 Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Wednesday the 30th of June, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 10th of June to find out the winners of Challenge #34.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #49 - Festive Furries and Feathers - I have a reindeer and a bird! 
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #50 - June Anything Goes plus optional twist of Stamping (I unusually have an actual stamp or four!)

Thanks for looking!

Under Glass by Power Poppy for June Love to Craft Challenge on the 1st of June, 2021

 

For my June challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog (which was meant to be my May challenge, but life just got in the way of me posting in time!) I chose to use some stamps from one of my favourite stamp shops - Power Poppy, drawn by the wonderful Marcella.


Here is my card:



I chose Under Glass which I stamped using my MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card.

Then I have coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • glass - B0000, B00, BG10, BG02, W1, W3, W5
  • orchid leaves - G03, G17, G29
  • moss - YG03, G03, G17
  • orchid flower - RV52, RV55, RV66
  • inside of orchid - Y26, YR12
  • stamen - YR18, E44
  • pot - E40, E43, E44, E47
  • fern/leaves - G03, G17, G29, clear Wink of Stella
  • insides of flowers - E35, YR15, YR18
  • petals of flowers - RV52, RV55, RV66
  • book, E30, E31, E33
  • moss - YG03, YG63, G99
  • nest - E44, E47
  • eggs - B01, B02, B05
  • butterfly - B12, B14, B16, E43, E44
  • cactus - G03, G17, G29
  • spiky thing - Y26, Y28, gold glitter pen
  • books - V22, V25, V28, YG03, YG63, G99
  • thing with buttons - E30, E31, E33, R35, R37, R59, clear Wink of Stella
I fussy cut out the images and then adhered them to a slimline card from Envelope Solutions.
Then I have stamped a border from Snuggle Down (no longer available), a sentiment from Under Glass and another sentiment from Pure Prairie Spirit (also no longer available) in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.

I have taken inspiration for the colouring from the Power Poppy Blog, as well as the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is a close-up of the colouring of the Under Glass images: hopefully you can see some sparkle.



There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft 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 Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Wednesday the 30th of June, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 10th of June to find out the winners of Challenge #58.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #50 - June Anything Goes plus optional twist of Stamping (I unusually have an actual stamp or four!)


Thanks for looking!

Friday, 21 May 2021

Newborn Bear from StarJamLines for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 21st of May, 2021



At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 21st of May, 2021, we are sponsored by StarJamLines.

Here is my card:

I have digitally printed Newborn Bear image on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • bear - R30, E31, E33, E35, E53, E55.. E57. E59, colourless blender on nappy, 100
  • green - Gw1, G24, G28
  • yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • balloons - Y000, Y00, G03, R01, YR000, YR00, V000, BV0000, BV000, BV01, V25
  • clouds - C00, C0
  • sky - Y000, V000, BG000, BG10
  • outline - B26
I have cut the image using my paper cutter and adhered it on to a slimline card from Envelope Solutions.
I have stamped out a sentiment with Nautical Blue Memento ink using my Misti and stamps from Party Time, Dream Wedding and Good Thinking: Love Notes (the last two have been discontinued) all by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy.

As usual, I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesome Monthly Classes, as well as Mindy from My Creative Scoop.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the colouring before the balloons were added and after:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #421 - May Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #49 - May Anything Goes + optional twist of Layering
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #50 - Anything Goes as long as there is a cute critter!

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Thanks for looking!
Signature created using The Friendship Collection by Gina at Weeds & Wildflowers Supply Co.

Friday, 7 May 2021

Sledging Pups by All Dressed Up for Winter Wonderland for the 7th of May, 2021


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Stacey.
Welcome to our fifth challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:

Winter Sports


So here is my card:

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up:



Here's a bit about All Dressed Up:

Hi, my name's Wendy, founder of All Dressed Up. I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children (my inspiration behind the characters) - in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with trends and all things digital.

Day to day, I work as a textile designer working traditionally within childrenswear, fashion and interiors. Although my work is mostly digital, my work process remains hand-drawn which I hope comes across in my artwork. 

All Dressed Up was created in 2013 as a place to share my digital stamps which back then was a whole new challenge for me. Since, I've been lucky to have discovered a whole creative community and welcomed the All Dressed Up design team who have been amazing to work with. Through our online community and Instagram, the team keep me on my toes to keep on drawing, creating and inspiring. My favourite thing is seeing how my characters are continually given brand new personalities!

On our Facebook and Instagram page we host regular tutorials, challenges (and freebies!) and is the real heart of our community. The stamps are available from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop which is continually updated on a monthly basis with lots of limited edition and seasonal stamps available in particular.

The All Dressed Up community is a friendly bunch (if I do say so myself!) and we would love for you to get involved, see your work and for you to share your stamping tips too! Do get in contact and be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we're creating at the moment.


I chose Sledging Pup for my image, which I digitally printed four times in various sizes 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:
  • sleds - E31, E33, E35, E37
  • pups 1 and 4 - E11, E13, E15, E18, 100, piece of nappy with colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella on the nose
  • pups 2 and 3 - E53, E55, E57, E59, 100, piece of nappy with colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella on the nose
  • pups 1 and 3 
    • blue scarf/middle strip of jumper - B12, B14, B16
    • outer strips of jumper/hearts - BG53, BG45, BG57
  • pups 2 and 4 
    • pink scarf/middle strip of jumper - RV52, RV55, RV66
    • outer strips of jumper/hearts - BV01, BV04, BV08
  • holly - YG03, G14, G16
  • berries - R37, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • snow - BV0000, BV000, C0, C1, C3, clear Wink of Stella
  • sky - B000, B00, B12, B21, B23, Y11, E50, RV42, R000, R20, R30
  • outline - B23
I then adhered the coloured image on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

The sentiment is from the November 2020 Club La-La Land Crafts kit by the wonderful Irina at La-La Land Crafts. I have stamped the sentiment in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.

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:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies May Challenge #50 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!
Crafty Creations Challenge #421 - May Anything 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 3rd of June, 2021.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 10th of May to find out the winners of the Peace on Earth Challenge.

Thanks for looking!