Friday, 7 December 2018

Last Tree Cards - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 7th of December, 2018

Hi All!

It is the last challenge of the year at Winter Wonderland!

And the end of year theme is:

ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

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

This challenge will go until the 3rd of January next year and from next year we are changing to monthly instead of fortnightly challenges. We will be posting a new challenge on the first Friday of every month.

So back to this challenge, we are sponsored by...


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

The prize for the winner of the challenge is 2 digis of their choice.

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.

So on to my card this challenge - I have used the Last Tree in the Shop and I have digitally printed it on to X-Press It Blending Card and then had my Silhouette Cameo cut out the image. He actually behaved this week! :) I printed and cut a few images of the same size with the intention of making a pack of six little cards and envelopes.
I have only had time to finish two of them:

I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:

  • tree - E71, E74, E77
  • star - Y32, YR15, clear Wink of Stella
  • baubles - Y28, BV000, BV01, BV04, V12, V15, V17, clear Wink of Stella
  • "soil" - E99
  • base - R22, R24, R27, G02, G05, G07, clear Wink of Stella
  • background - BG0000, BG000, BG10
I have adhered the coloured image to small square Kraft cards from Envelope Solutions.

Then I have used my behaving Silhouette Cameo to cut out some small envelopes from Metallic Red Canson Messages paper.

Here is a close-up of the colouring - you can actually see the sparkle!

I will add these cards to the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for ZERO embellishments




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 - our last for the year. 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 January 2019. Please check out the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 10th of December to find out the winners of the Christmas or Winter Characters - People Only Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 23 November 2018

Friendship - Colour Crazy Challenge for the 23rd of November, 2018

Well I was invited to stay on at Colour Crazy Challenge and I decided to do just that as I was having so much fun! So I have found some time to colour two of the images that we had available from Bugaboo Stamps and made a card following a sketch.
So here is my card:



I have used Bobblehead Reindeer and Polar Bear and digitally printed them on to X-Press It Blending Card. I tried to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out, but something happened and the polar bear's hand was slightly cut off! So I aborted that cutting and had to fussy cut - so totally not a fan of fussy cutting! I think my Silhouette may need a software upgrade, but I have no time to work it out, so I will keep trying! SO hopefully I have covered up the fact that the polar bear is missing part of his hand by the reindeer!! :)

Anyway, I have used the following Copics markers to colour the bobblehead reindeer and the polar bear:
  • reindeer - E40, E43 (chest), E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • hooves - E40, E43, E44, E47
  • nose and ears - RV10, RV11
  • antlers - E71, E74, E77
  • background - BG10, BG01
  • polar bear - C00, C0, C1, C3, colourless blender
  • feet pads, nose and ears - C0, RV10, RV11
  • scarf - BG02, BG05, BG07
  • background - BG10, BG01
  • outline of paper - E23
  • outline of sentiment piece - YG97
I have followed the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I used a paper from Holly Bright by KaiserCraft and a sentiment piece as well that I stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink with a sentiment from Cozy Cupfuls by Marcella at Power Poppy. I then adhered everything to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers #172 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #378 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes with the optional twist: CAS


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

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Not Just Cards November 2018 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge this month and the theme as usual is "ANYTHING GOES".
To join in the fun, click on the following link:

Here is my colouring for the month, it is a continuation from the Power & Spark October Challenge at Power Poppy.


The stamp is from Feeling Fall by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy.

I used my MISTI and stamped a bunch of images on to X-Press It Blending Card and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. Then I coloured the "Wellie" image with the following Copics pens:
  • boot - YG03, YG11, YG13, YG06, YG17, Y28 (buckle), E23, E25, E29
  • leaves - Y35, Y38, YR68, E31, E33, E35
  • background - BG000, C1 (just noticed that I had not coloured all of the background)
I have then cut out the coloured image and adhered it to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.
Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment also from Feeling Fall in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:



I also coloured another image from Feeling Fall:



I coloured the pumpkin and mug image with the following Copics pens:

  • pumpkins - YR31, YR12, Y17, YR18, YR27, YG63, G28
  • gourd - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
  • berries - YR18, G28
  • mug - YG00, YG13, YG17
  • background - B000, B02, W1, W3, W5, colourless blender


I also cut it out and adhered it to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions. Using my MISTI, I stamped the Thank You for Everything sentiment from Nice Things to Say again from Power Poppy in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.

Here is a close up of the colouring:



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

I would like to enter the second card into the following challenges:
Power Poppy November Power & Spark - Be Thankful
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #94 - Always Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Week of November 13 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Challenge #11 - Anything Goes with the option of "The Holidays"

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

Friday, 9 November 2018

Reindeer Building A Snowman - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 9th of November 2018

Well I'm the host for this fortnight at Winter Wonderland!
And the theme is:
What you love to do at Christmas!
Or in the case of our Southern Hemisphere friends (me included!) what you love to do in Winter or in the snow!
For example: build snowmen, drink hot drinks, wrap presents to give to friends and family, or unwrap them!

We would love to see your projects, whatever they may be, using the theme.
But remember that it is CHRISTMAS PROJECTS ONLY.

So here is my card:

We are sponsored this fortnight by Kinda Cute.

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I started drawing when I was a little kid and I developed a very realistic style. I usually painted animals and plants from photos, thinking that I would never had enough imagination to draw something without looking at it first. I am so glad I was wrong!!! When I had my kids a few years ago I started telling stories, making toys, and drawing for them. It opened a new world for me. I love making illustrations and I would love if you could sense that there could be a little story behind them. I surely have a story for many of them.

And the prize on offer to the winner is 3 digital stamps from Kinda Cute.

So back to my card:
I digitally printed Reindeer Building a Snowman on to X-Press It Blending card, which I tried to get my Silhouette Cameo to cut out, but it had a bit of a hissy fit! So I have ended up using my paper cutter.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • Reindeer fur - E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Reindeer ear - R20
  • Reindeer nose - lipstick Spica pen
  • Reindeer antlers - E81, E84, E87
  • Reindeer hooves - E84, E87
  • Reindeer collar - BG57, gold Wink of Stella
  • Snowman body - C00, C0, C1, C2, colourless blender
  • Snowman nose - lipstick Spica pen
  • Snowman eyes and mouth - black Wink of Stella
  • Snowman sticks - E77
  • Snowman scarf - YG11, YG13, YG07
  • Snowman buttons - BG57, clear Wink of Stella
  • Background - B0000, B00
  • Snow - C00, C0, BV0000, colourless blender
Here is a close up of the colouring:




I have attached my coloured image on to a small square card from Envelope Solutions.

I will add this card to the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional twist of CAS
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #410 - Anything Goes as long as its Christmas

Here is another photo of the card:


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 22nd of November. Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 12th of November to find out the winners of the Colour It Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Happy Fall Y'All - Power Poppy October Power & Spark Challenge

Hi Y'all!
I have missed saying that! I used it a lot when I was living in the US in the deep south of Louisiana and then in Indiana!

This month at Power Poppy, the Power & Spark Challenge is all about your birthday month.

My birthday was this month and here in Australia it is Spring - so I have been taking lots of photos of all the flowers that are coming up. But when I lived in the Northern Hemisphere, of course it was Autumn in October, which is also a favourite season for me - I love all the colours of the leaves and the stomping in the leaves!

So I have put together a quick card for Fall/Autumn:



The stamp is from Feeling Fall by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy.

I have stamped using Rich Cocoa Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI.
I coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • cat - C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, R20 (nose), Black Copic Multiliner (whiskers), white gel pen
  • bow - YG11, YG06, YG09
  • pumpkins - oranges - Y23, YR31, Y35, Y38, YR14, E08
  • pumpkins - greens - YG11, YG06, YG09
  • pumpkin stem - E57, E59
  • background - BG000, C1


I then cut the image out and adhered it to a small Kraft card by Envelope Solutions. I stamped the sentiment from Feeling Fall and the three individual leaves all with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and my MISTI!

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I am entering this into the following challenges:
October Power & Spark - You say it's your birthday!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #92 - Always anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #377 - Anything Goes

I also stamped a few more images from Feeling Fall, so I will share those next month.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Happy Purr Day - Colour Crazy Challenge for the 26th of October, 2018


Well this is my last Guest Designer month at Colour Crazy Challenge, unless they want to keep me on! It has been an awesome three months - if I had had more time, I would have taken advantage of all the amazing stamps that are available from some incredible designers. But unfortunately, time is not something that I have a lot of at the moment.

So this week, we are kindly sponsored by "Polkadoodles" and as usual, the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
I have used "Happy Purr-Day Cat" to make my card:



I digitally printed the stamps on to X-Press It Blending Card, then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.
I then coloured with the following Copics Markers:
  • fur: BV000, BV00, BV20, W1, W2, W4
  • crown: Y00, YR31, Y17, E23
  • cupcake: RV63, RV66, E31, E33, E35, RV13, RV17, RV19
  • background: BG0000, BG10, BG01
  • sentiment: BG10, BG01
I adhered the coloured image and sentiment using double-sided tape on to a Birthday embossed card from Fundamentals (we buy them from Spotlight here in Australia).

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


I have tried to follow Alyce's instructions in her class - All About Animals for the fur of a Persian kitty, similar to Alyce's own sweet kitty! You can sign up for the class on Kit and Clowder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #92 - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #79 - Anything Goes

Here is the card again on a side angle - it seems to pick up the light better!

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

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!