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!

Friday, 31 August 2018

Gigi Little Mermaid - Colour Crazy Challenge for 31st of August 2018

I am very excited that my first colouring post for Not Just Cards in July was chosen for top 3 at Colour Crazy Challenge and I was offered a 3 month Guest DT spot! 


So this is the first month of my Guest DT for Colour Crazy Challenge.


We had a choice of two stamps from MoonflowerDigiStamps. Here is the information from Etsy:

Welcome to my little world of fantasy! Here you'll find my work/drawings inspired by all the magic out there. There's fairies, mermaids and all the magical beings for your delight and to adorn your crafty work. 


For updates you may follow my blog 
http://moonflowerdigistamps.blogspot.pt/ 

or join my facebook page for updates, previews
https://www.facebook.com/moonflowerdigistamps

For challenges and discount codes, and some treats join here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/667191180046905/

The stamp that I chose was Gigi Little Mermaid.
I digitally printed her on to X-Press It Blending card and then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut the image.
I have then coloured her with the following Copics markers:
  • skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • eyes: B63, B66, B69, white gel pen
  • hair: B63, B66, B69, RV02, RV06, RV66
  • flower: Y11, Y35, YR16
  • top: B63, B66, B69, white gel pen
  • tail:RV02, RV06, RV66, B63, B66, B69
  • background: BG000
  • bubbles: B00, B63, RV02, B66, RV06, white gel pen
I need to thank the wonderful Alyce from Kit and Clowder for the awesome colouring advice that she gives all us Clowdies. The idea for the hair came from one of her colouring classes. Although I do feel that I need to actually sit down and practice long hair!! Hopefully after I have finished colouring the current Monthly Colouring Classes!

On a white stepper card from Cardmaking for Connoisseurs, I have used my new Water Ripples Layering Stencils from La-La Land Crafts with chipped sapphire, pine needles and tumbled glass Distress inks and my new Distress Blending Brush that I bought over the weekend at Paperific.
I have then covered the other two parts of the card with paper from a paper pad I picked up at Aldi for my daughter called Islandia by Creative Pl. I edged the cut edge of the paper with tumbled glass Distress ink.
I have then die cut four seahorses from La-La Land Crafts (also new!!) from pale turquoise core Couture Glitter card stock. I have also die cut three fish, an octopus and a crab from Club La-La Land Crafts August 2017 from pale pink and yellow core Couture Glitter card stock and some orange card stock from my stash.

I have adhered all my pieces to my card and added some sequins and Stickles for flash in the bottom right corner!



Here is a close-up of the image:

and a side view of the card:



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #75 - Anything Goes!
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #25 - August Anything Goes!
4 Crafty Chicks #418 - Anything Goes!
Sweet Stampers Challenge #23 - Summer

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

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Not Just Cards August 2018 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge starting today the 12th of August!
The theme for the August 2018 Challenge is "Anything Goes".
To join in the fun, click on the following link:


I finished colouring these images with Copics a while ago and tucked them away to put them in a photo frame to give to someone special - but I tucked them away so well, that I couldn't find them! But finally I have and I had already bought the photo frame from IKEA, so here is a present to someone special, who just had her birthday.



There is a bit of reflection, but hopefully the close-ups will help.

The three images are from Power Poppy and the colourings are all monthly classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

On the left is the September 2017 Markers class and the stamp is Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher.

I love how the pitcher turned out in this one!

In the centre is the February 2017 Markers class and the stamp is Camellias.

The nearly white camellia and the paler pink one, I thought turned out well!

Then finally on the right is the February 2018 Markers class and the stamp is one of my favourites - Hellebores.
I totally love the sentiment that comes with this stamp -
"The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen." by Rumi.


I love how the water and stem in the glass turned out - first time I have coloured water and stems in a glass!

I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #25 - August Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge #23 - One Layer Cards - I have three!



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



Sunday, 29 July 2018

Christmas Gifts - Winter Wonderland Challenge for 20th of July, 2018

I am really late this fortnight for Winter Wonderland as we had a visitor last weekend - my nine year old's Godfather from Germany! It was the first time that we have seen Peter since we left Germany in 2010, so it was very exciting and we had a busy weekend planned showing him our city and surroundings.

Anyway, now that I have finally finished my card for last weekend this weekend, I had better post it!
So here it is:


Hazel is hosting us this fortnight at Winter Wonderland and the theme is Christmas Gifts.
Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.

We are sponsored this fortnight by LeAnn's World 101


Hello all, my name is LeAnn Wariner. I have been painting and drawing since I was a little girl. I am a nurse by profession but, like many of you, am unable to work due to medical conditions. I began drawing a couple of years ago and now bring to you my digital "Stamps by LeAnn's World 101". I look forward to seeing your colorings and creations. Thank you from my world to yours.

Xoxo LeAnn

The prize on offer for the challenge winner is 2 digital stamps from LeAnn's World 101 Etsy store.

So back to my card:
I digitally printed Santa's Helper 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, E02, E21, E11, E04
  • eyes - B66
  • hair - E33, E35, E37, E39
  • clothing - R32, R35, R37, C0, C1, clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Ice Stickles
  • boots - C5, C7, C9
  • sack - E13, E15, E17, R35, G02, G05, G07
  • presents - V22, V25, R32, R35, R37, Y11, Y15, Y17, B63, B66, B69, G07
  • background - V20

I have attached my two Santa's Helpers on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
Then I stamped the sentiment "A little something just for you" from Under Glass: Christmas Keepsakes by Power Poppy using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.


As I am so late, I was just going to post this, but I had a quick look at my previous post and found that my colouring for Not Just Cards has actually been picked for a 3 month Guest Designer spot! Very exciting!! :)

So I will definitely add this card to the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 30 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge - this is where I won the Guest Designer spot!
Sweet Stampin' Christmas July Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 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 2nd of August, 2018. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Not Just Cards July 2018 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge starting today the 11th of July and I'm now on their DT!
The theme for the July 2018 Challenge is "Anything Goes".
To join in the fun, click on the following link:
So I thought that I would move away from the Christmas cards a bit and start to show some of the other stuff that I have been working on!

I have been a Clowdie for a while now and part of being a Clowdie is sharing progress shots - as it is best to try and colour at least 10 minutes a day and keep practicing!!! :)

So I am sharing with you the progress shots and final coloured image of one of the monthly colouring classes that the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder puts together and teaches through hours of videos and pages of workbooks. Following on with Alyce is definitely worth all the time - I have learnt so many techniques, especially for Copics markers.

So without further ado......here is the first shot, showing just the moon coloured:

Here is the second shot, showing the clothes coloured:

Here is the third shot, showing everything but the background coloured:

Finally, here is the final piece:

This is the May 2018 Markers Class and the stamp is Fairyland by Molly Harrison. There are a few other similar classes and I was thinking of putting them together in some frames to give away as gifts - or my daughter will try and 'steal' it for her room! 

I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 27 - Anything Goes Colouring
Crafty Friends Challenge #87 - Fairy and/or Fantasy
Love to Craft Challenge #24 - July Anything Goes

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