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!


  1. Hi Lou this is a stunning card I love how you have coloured the image. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. cute image beautifully colored. The recipient of this card will be a very lucky person
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner