Friday 21 December 2018

Two Cute Penguins - Colour Crazy Challenge for the 21st of December 2018

Here is my last card for 2018! Wow, I can't believe how quickly that this year has passed.

At Colour Crazy Challenge we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles and the image I chose was two Cute Penguins.

I have digitally printed the two cute penguins on to X-Press It Blending card. I combined the two images in my Silhouette Cameo software and then proceeded to try and cut them out, but he is misbehaving - hopefully over the next month I can sort him out!
I have used the following Copics markers to colour the cute penguins:

  • black - C3, C5, C7, C9, black Wink of Stella
  • white - C00, C0, C1
  • feet and beaks - YR12, YR16, YR18
  • scarves - R22, R24, R27, G02, G05, G07
  • holly leaves - YG13, YG67, G09, G19
  • holly berries - R14, R17
  • snow - BV20, C0, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • background - BG0000, BG000, BG10

I went pretty simple and CAS with the design of the card. I used a sentiment from Tweet Tidings by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy. I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento ink using my MISTI.

The Kraft card is from Envelope Solutions.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #380 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes with the optional twist: Snow

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

Thursday 20 December 2018

Little Snowman Cards - Not Just Cards December Challenge

The new challenge for Not Just Cards this month is ANYTHING GOES as usual!
To join in the fun, click on the following link:

This month I am showcasing some snowmen cards that I made for an order from a lovely lady in South Australia.

I have some progress shots and then the final product is:

Here are the progress shots:

And another close-up:

The red envelopes were hand made using a template I designed for my Silhouette Cameo. The paper is Red metallic from Canson.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #96 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #380 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge Y&Z - Y for your favourite thing - snowmen!

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

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:


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...

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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!