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!



Friday, 22 June 2018

Square Cards - WINTER WONDERLAND CHALLENGE FOR 22ND OF JUNE, 2018

Pat K. is hosting us this fortnight at Winter Wonderland and the theme that she has chosen is.....
SQUARE CARDS

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

I have actually found time to make two cards this fortnight! So here is my first card:

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

Here is the second card:

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I have digitally printed Snow Family and Little Drummer Boy and their sentiments from Twinkle Lane Designs on to X-Press It Blending Card, then I used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut out the image. I have used the following Copics on the Snow Family:
  • snowman: 0, C00, C0, C1, C2
  • snowman's nose: YR20, YR14, YR09
  • snowman's buttons: N7, N10, black Wink of Stella
  • holly and berries: YG03, G05, R24, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • red hat with green band: R22, R24, R29, G02, G05, G09
  • green and white spotted scarf: G02, G05, G09, white gel pen
  • green and red hat: G02, G05, G07, clear Wink of Stella, R29
  • red scarf with stars: R22, R24, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • red and white hat: R22, R24, R29, 
  • green scarf: G02, G05, G09
  • top hat with red band: C5, C7, C9, R22, R24, R29
  • red and green scarf: R22, R24, R29, G02, G05, G09 
I have used the following Copics on the Little Drummer Boy:
  • crown: Y00, YR31, Y17, E23, R22, R24, R29
  • hair/moustache: E35, E37, E39
  • face: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, B69 (eyes)
  • jacket: YR31, Y17, E23, R22, R24, R29, black Wink of Stella
  • sash: B63, B66, B69, Y08
  • pants: B63, B66, B69
  • boots: C5, C7, C9, black Wink of Stella, E23, Y17
  • drum and drumsticks: B23, B26, B29, Y02, Y06, Y08, R22, R24, R29, C2, E23, blue Wink of Stella

I printed the digital paper that came with Little Drummer Boy and one of the papers from Unique Snowflakes, both from Twinkle Lane Designs, at Officeworks (my printer is good for black and white, but colour is a bit to be desired, unless it is photo paper!)
I have adhered the digital paper, which I outlined with B23 or G07 Copic marker, the sentiment which I outlined with B69 Copic marker and my coloured images to a white square card from Envelope Solutions. I also coloured a few snowflakes and the snow of the Christmas trees with clear Wink of Stella (although it is hard to see in the photos).

I am entering both cards into the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #31 - Anything Christmas Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 24 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #70 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' June 2018 - Anything Christmas Goes


We are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs this fortnight.


Twinkle Lane Designs was started in 2015 - created by Suzanne Porter BA (Hons) Graduate in Fashion Enterprise.  I have always been creative, I love all types of crafts, sewing, papercraft, drawing. As an avid cardmaker I created Twinkle Lane so I could make unique characters and papers to make wonderful cards. 

There is inspiration from 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 5th of July, 2018 and our next challenge with the Icicles DT will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Christmas Birds Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 25 May 2018

Have A Heart - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 25th of May, 2018

Deanne is hosting us this fortnight at Winter Wonderland and the theme that she has chosen is.....
ADD A HEART

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

Here is my card:

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I have digitally printed Leila Decorating from Sasayaki Glitter on to X-Press It Blending Card, along with a "Happy Holidays" sentiment from La-La Land Crafts. Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the image. I have used the following Copics:
  • skin: E000, E00, E02, E21, E11, E04, R20, lipstick red Spica pen
  • hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
  • hat: R29, G09, C0, C1, C2, clear Wink of Stella
  • heart on jumper: R22, R27, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • jumper: G02, G05, G07, G09, R29
  • gloves: R22, R27, R29, G09
  • pants: N3, N5, N7, N9
  • boots: R22, R27, R29, N9
  • tree: G21, YG17, YG67, G99, E35, E37, B41, B66, B69, clear Wink of Stella, R22, R27, R29
  • star on tree: Y15, Y17, clear and yellow Wink of Stella
  • Northern Lights background (top to bottom): B99, B69, V17, V04, RV55, RV02, Y02, YG03, YG06, YG17, white gel pen
  • ground: B95, BV000, Y11, C1
  • sentiment: black Wink of Stella
The Northern Lights background came from the fantastic Alyce from Kit and Clowder.

I have adhered my coloured image to a Kraft card card from Envelope Solutions. Then added three B99 coloured Rhinestones from KaiserCraft.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #29 - Anything Christmas Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 21 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #171 - All about Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' May 2018 - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #386 - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - K for Keep It Simple

We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter this fortnight.

Store - http://www.etsy.com/shop/SasayakiGlitter
Challenge Blog - http://sasayakiglitter.blogspot.co.uk

Prize - 1 digi stamp of the winner's choice

There is inspiration from 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 7th of June, 2018 and our next challenge with the Icicles DT will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Christmas in the Snow Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

SNOW MUCH FUN - WINTER WONDERLAND CHALLENGE FOR THE 27th of April, 2018

Well, I have been MIA for a while as work just took up all my time, but hopefully I can get a little time to myself to make some cards. I also just want to do some colouring, which I'll also show here.

Anyway.....Hazel is hosting us this fortnight at Winter Wonderland and the theme that she has chosen is.....
SNOW MUCH FUN!

Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of snow much fun.

Here is my card:

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I have digitally printed Head Stand from SheepSki Designs on to X-Press It Blending Card, then I used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut out the image.

I started colouring with Distress Ink markers earlier in the week, but I got impatient and annoyed that the water wasn't drying quickly enough not to leave lines - I guess I need to get my heater thing out if I am successfully going to colour watercolours as it is getting cold!
Anyway, I then switched to Copics!

So I have used the following Copics:
  • boots: YG13, G09, G19
  • snowman: 0, C1, C3
  • snowman's nose: YR02, YR09
  • snowman's buttons: C5, 100
  • snowman's arms and legs: E74, E77, E79
  • red of scarf: R24, R27, R29
  • green of scarf: G02, G05, G07
  • sunset background (top to bottom): B93, B91, B00, BG000, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR16, YR18
  • snow: 0, Y11, B91, B93, clear Wink of Stella
The sunset background came from the fantastic Alyce from Kit and Clowder.

As I have come down with a cold and sinusitis, I am going to keep it very simple! So I have adhered my coloured image to a small square card from Envelope Solutions. Then I have hand written: "Snow much Fun!" on to the card using the brush end of my Memento Dual marker. I also added some black Wink of Stella to the writing and the buttons, eye and mouth of the snowman. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 17 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' April 2018 - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for "Hats" & I is for "Ice"


We are sponsored by Sheepski Designs this fortnight.


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 your own choice to the random winner.

There is inspiration from 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 SNOW MUCH FUN and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 10th of May, 2018 and our next challenge with the Icicles DT will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Cute Christmas Critters Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Heat or Dry Embossing - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 19th of January, 2018

I am a very slow this week, as I have been so busy at work and we are on school holidays, but I have finally managed to put a card together after letting the stickles and glossy accents dry.

The theme for this fortnight at Winter Wonderland is either heat or dry embossing - or both if you are feeling adventurous!

Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only and they must include the theme of embossing.

Here is my card:


Here is a close up of the colouring - hope that you can see the sparkle! :)


We are sponsored 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.

Back to my card......
I have digitally printed the wonderful Penguin Huddle by Andrea at SheepSki Designs on to X-Press It Blending Card, then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut out the image. I have then coloured it with the following Copics Markers using some of the colouring tips/techniques and tricks from the monthly classes by the fantastic Alyce from Kit and Clowder:
  • black of the penguins - W3, W5, W7, W9, white Prismacolour pencil
  • "white" of the penguins - E40, E41, E43, W1, colourless blender
  • cheeks of penguins - RV00, colourless blender
  • beaks and feet of penguins - Y11, Y15, Y17, YR14, E15
  • red of the hats and scarf - R22, R24, R29, R59
  • green of the hats, ear muffs and scarf - YG03, G05, G07, G29
  • white of the hats and ear muffs - Frosted Lace Stickles
  • glasses of third penguin from the left - clear glossy accents
  • background - C1, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, white gel pen
  • snow - B60, V01, V22, clear Wink of Stella

After I finished the colouring, I have embossed a piece of dark blue Core Couture Glitter card stock with a snowflake filled embossing folder called "Let it Snow" which was a freebie with a Quick Cards magazine. To make the snowflakes stand out a bit more I went over them with my white Prismacolour pencil. I adhered this embossed piece to one of my white cards from Envelope Solutions and then adhered my coloured Penguin Huddle on top.
Next, I used Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment "Let it Snow" from Let it Snow by The Greeting Farm on to vellum and then I used Wow! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a heat gun. I cut out the sentiment and edged it with my B99 Copic Marker before adhering it to the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #22 - Always Anything Christmas Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk3 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Winter Challenge
Craftaholics R Us #3 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' January 2018 - Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #18 - January Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #369 - Anything Christmas Goes & Use a Sentiment
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Antlers & B is for Birds


There is inspiration from 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 1st of February, 2018 and our next challenge will start the following day.
 Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge.

Please also welcome our new DT members: Deanne, Hazel, Jackie, Janice, Geesje, Chrissy and Liz!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Anything Christmas Goes - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 8th of December, 2017

This is the last challenge at Winter Wonderland for 2017 and we are hosted by the lovely Helen.
The theme that she has chosen is:
"Anything Christmas Goes"


a nice and easy challenge for this time of year!

Please remember as the theme says it is Christmas Projects only!

So here is my card:


Here is a close up of the colouring:


I have used Jingle Penguins from our wonderful sponsor: Pink Gem Designs.



Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.
We began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer. As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc.


I digitally printed Jingle Penguins stamp on X-Press It paper, cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo and then coloured it with the following Copics markers:
  • black - C3, C5, C7
  • white - 0, C00, C0, C1
  • green - YG03, YG07, YG09, clear Wink of Stella
  • red - R22, R27, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • orange feet - YR04, YR09
  • orange beak - YR09
  • gold bells - Y26, Y28, gold Wink of Stella, clear Wink of Stella
  • string holding bells - brown Wink of Stella
  • background - B0000, B000, B00
I have then stamped the sentiment "Christmas Cheer and a very Happy New Year" from Heaven & Nature Sing by the lovely Marcella from Power Poppy using my MISTI and Cottage Ivy Memento ink on to a square white card from Envelope Solutions.
I have adhered three strips of washi tape from Manzawa (I think I bought it from Envelope Solutions!) on to the card and then used double sided tape to adhere the coloured Jingle Penguins image to the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
TGIF Challenges #TGIFC137 - It's a SQUARE Sketch Challenge
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk49 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' November - Anything Christmas Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #362 - Anything Christmas Goes & Quick and Easy
Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #17 - December Anything Goes

There is inspiration from both the Snowflakes and Icicles 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 4th of January, 2018 and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Traditional Christmas Colours - Red and Green Challenge.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Traditional Christmas Colours - Red and Green - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 24th of November, 2017

I'm late again, as I was travelling for work and then we have had thunder and lightning storms which has meant that I can't use my computer. :(

However, this fortnight we are hosted by Helen, who has decided that the theme will be......

Traditional Christmas Colours - Red and Green

Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only.
So here is my card:


Here is a close up of the colouring:



I have used the Snowman and Bird digital stamp from our wonderful sponsor Sasayaki Glitter.


They are offering the winner one digi image of their choice.
and their challenge blog is here - http://sasayakiglitter.blogspot.co.uk/
They also have a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1725571720999725

I digitally printed this beautiful snowman image using my Silhouette Cameo on to X-Press It paper and then had my Silhouette cut out the image (so much easier than fussy cutting!)

I have then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • snowman - 0, C1, C3, YR09, 100 (button)
  • snowman's arms - E74, E77, E79
  • snowman's scarf - YG03, G05, G07, R27
  • snowman's heart - R24, R27, R29, Wink of Stella
  • snowman's hat - R24, R27, R29
  • bird - Y11, Y15, YR09, RV19 (heart), Wink of Stella
  • flower - V25, Y15, Wink of Stella
  • snow - 0, B00, Wink of Stella, white gel pen
  • background - 0, B00, B000
I have then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with one of those sponges to add some colour to the front of the card with some more white gel pen snowflakes. 

I have then made a shaker card with a piece of transparency that I found on my shelves! Along with two layers of some thick double sided foam tape and a piece of green card stock that I have used a square die from KaiserCraft to cut my window for the shaker. Added some glitter, silver stars, pale blue and white seed beads and some die cut scraps to complete the shaker.

As you can see the foam tape (well I can anyway!) I have coloured it with YG97 Copic pen and then as I made a bit of an oopps on the green cardstock, I ran a line of it around the edge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk47 - Anything Goes Craft Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Design - Baby - it's cold outside....
Christmas Card Challenges #26 - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' November - Anything Christmas Goes

Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #16 - November Anything Goes

There is inspiration from 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 7th of December and our next challenge will start the following day.
Please check back on Monday at the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Tag - You're It! Challenge.

Thanks for looking!