Thursday, 18 October 2018

Snowglobe Greetings Tag - The Merry Christmas Challenge for October 2018


Hi Everyone!


At The Merry Christmas Challenge blog is is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS this month.
So here is my latest Christmas tag:



I have used Snowglobe Greetings by the lovely Marcella at Power Poppy. I have digitally printed the stamp on to X-Press It blending card and then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut it.
I have used the following Copics:
  • reds: R32, R35, R37
  • greens: G02, G05, G07, G09 or YG13, YG07, YG63, YG67
  • blues: B14, B16, B18
  • yellows: Y02, Y15, Y17
  • browns: E33, E35, E37
  • blacks: C7, C9
  • bricks: YR21, YR24, YR27
  • skin of Santa: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
  • gold belt buckle: Y26, Y28
  • whites/snow/beard: C00, C0, C1, C2, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • background of snowglobe: BG0000, BG000, BG10
  • outline: BV0000, BV000
Here is a close-up of the colouring:




I have adhered the coloured snow globe to a green tag and then stamped on the bottom of the tag the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Holly Golightly also by Power Poppy using Versa Mark ink and sprinkled and heat embossed with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter.
I have finished the tag with some Baker's Twine.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #376 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge October 2018 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Ribbon
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #169 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #407 - Anything Christmas Goes, optional: include a stocking (I sort of have a stocking!)

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Arctic or Antarctic Animals - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 12th of October, 2018


Again I thought I was going to be organised this fortnight, but I came home after nearly a week in Denver for a conference totally out of it and wanted to try and keep moving, so that I didn't fall asleep too early. 

Anyway, our host for this fortnight is Deanne and she decided on the theme: Arctic or Antarctic Animals, which means that you can use a walrus, polar bear, penguins, just to name a few on your Christmas Projects this fortnight.

Please remember that it is Christmas Projects Only and they must include the theme.

So here is my card:



We are sponsored this fortnight by 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. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back 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

Andrea is offering 3 images of choice for the random winner.


So back to my card.
Last time we were sponsored by SheepSki Designs, I used the wonderful Penguin Huddle and I actually printed a whole bunch of them in different sizes on X-Press It blending card and had my Silhouette Cameo cut them out. Then this week, I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • black of Penguins: W3, W5, W7, W9, white Prismacolour pencil
  • white of Penguins: E40, E41, E43, W1, colourless blender
  • beaks and feet of Penguins: Y11, Y15, Y17, YR14, E15
  • reds: R22, R24, R29, R59
  • greens: YG03, G05, G07, G29
  • white of hats and ear muffs: Crystal ice Ice Stickles
  • glasses of third penguin from the left: clear Glossy Accents
  • snow: C1, B60, V01, V22, clear Wink of Stella
  • background: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, white gel pen

I have attached my coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions that I have embossed with a snowflake embossing folder (a freebie with a magazine). To make the snowflakes stand out I have highlighted them with clear Wink of Stella.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:



I am adding this card to the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Ribbon
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #77 - Anything Goes

There is inspiration from the rest of the Snowflakes 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 25th of October, 2018.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 15th of October, 2018 to find out the winners of the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 12 October 2018

Not Just Cards October 2018 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge this month. The theme for the October 2018 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 is part of the monthly classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder. I just need to frame it and start and finish on the next one.

Here are a few progression shots:





I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #27 - October Anything Goes

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


Friday, 28 September 2018

Dancing Penguin - Colour Crazy Challenge for 28th of September, 2018

Over at Colour Crazy Challenge it is ANYTHING GOES, as usual!

This week, we are very kindly sponsored by "Fred She Said"!

I have used Dancing Penguin to make my card:


I digitally printed the stamp on X-Press It Blending card, then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.
I then coloured with the following Copics Markers:
  • black of penguin - C5, C7, C9, C10
  • white of penguin - C00, C0, C1, colourless blender
  • feet and beak of penguin - YR12, YR14, YR18
  • white of hat - C00, C0, C1, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • red of hat - R32, R35, R37
  • bell - Y23, Y26, Y28, clear Wink of Stella
  • snow - C00, C0, C1, BV0000, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • background - B0000, B000, B00

I embossed a white square card from Envelope Solutions with a snowflake embossing folder that was a freebie from Quick Cards.
Then I adhered the coloured image to the card.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Season's Tweetings - The Merry Christmas Challenge for September 2018

Hi Everyone!
This is the first time that I am posting as part of The Merry Christmas Challenge blog!
It is great that I get to use all my Christmas crafty items at least once a month!
The theme is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS!
Your projects can be cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, wreaths or other Christmas projects.

So here is my latest Christmas card:

I have used Chickadee in Barberry from the lovely Marcella at Power Poppy. I have digitally printed the stamp on to X-Press It Blending Card and then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut it.
I have used the following Copics:
  • Chickadee - E40, E43, E23, E37, W1, W3, W5, W7, Copic multiliner, pitch black Spica pen, white gel pen
  • Berries - R14, R17
  • Leaves - YG91, G82, YG99
  • Branches - E74, E77
  • Snow - C1, BV000, colourless blender, clear Spica pen
  • Background - BG000, BG02

Here is a close up of the colouring:


I have adhered the coloured Chickadee to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
The sentiment and musical notes are from Tweet Tidings again from Power Poppy. I stamped them using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and my MISTI!

Of course, I need to give a shout out to the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder. Also a shout out to Amy Shulke at Vanilla Arts - her Red Bird class is awesome!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges #374 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge September - Anything Goes, optional twist: tree
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #403 - Anything Goes As Long As Its Christmas

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Use Ribbon or Twine - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 14th of September, 2018

Well I thought I was going really well this week, but work and the kids have been all consuming and I have been tired, so I am a little late for my Winter Wonderland card this fortnight.
This fortnight, we are hosted by Janice, who has chosen the theme:
USE RIBBON OR TWINE

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

So here is my card:

We are sponsored this fortnight by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!


website: http://www.doctor-digi.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorDigi

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.

The prize on offer for the challenge winner is 2 digis of the winner's choice.


So back to my card:
I digitally printed Selfie Santa from Doctor Digi on to X-Press It blending card, which I then had my Silhouette Cameo cut out. I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
  • hair and beard - C0, C1, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • shirt - B95, B97, B99
  • braces - G05, G07, black Wink of Stella, gold Wink of Stella
  • pants - R32, R35, R37, black Wink of Stella
  • boots - C5, C7, C9, E13, E18
  • hat - C5, C7, C9, R32, R35, R37
  • holly - YG63, YG67, R35, R37, clear Wink of Stella
  • nose - YR04, YR09
  • scarf - G02, G05, G07
  • stick arms - E13, E18, G05
  • snowman - C0, C1, C2, colourless blender, black Wink of Stella
  • phone - B0000, purple Wink of Stella
  • snow - C0, C1, C2, BV0000, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • background - B00, B02
I extended the snow at the base of the image with a black Copic multiliner.
I have attached my coloured image on to a card from Envelope Solutions.
I have then attached two pieces of ribbon from American Crafts Father Christmas with double-sided tape.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I will add this card to the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #36 - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #402 - Anything Christmas Goes

There is inspiration from the rest of the Snowflakes 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 27th of September, 2018. 
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 17th of September to find out the winners of the XX Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Not Just Cards September 2018 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge starting today the 11th of September!
The theme for the September 2018 Challenge is "Anything Goes".
To join in the fun, click on the following link:



I finished colouring this image a while ago for my son Christofer to put on his door as he loves Firemen and Fire Engines - typical little boy!
I just need to frame it and write his name.
I am also colouring an image of a ballerina for my daughter Abigayle, as she loves dancing.

Both of these images are part of the monthly classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

The firemen is from La-La Land Crafts - Fireman Luka.

Here are a few progression shots:





I would like to enter this into a few challenges:

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