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 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!