Sunday, 1 August 2021

Butterfly Girl by SheepSki Designs for Challenge #163 Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog for the 1st of August 2021

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #163, the 1st of August challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:
I chose the digital stamp Butterfly Girl which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have used my paper cutter to cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • eyes - BG53, BG57, BG49, 100
  • lips - RV63, RV55, RV66, clear Wink of Stella
  • nails - V17, clear Wink of Stella
  • purples - V12, V15, V17
  • blues - B12, B14, B16, B18, B000, B00, B01
  • aquas - YG41, BG23, BG45
  • yellows - Y02, Y15, Y38
  • pinks - RV91, RV93, RV63, RV95
  • background - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01
  • outline - B18
I have adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes. The inspiration for the colouring was a mermaid from May 2016.

Here are some close-ups of the colouring: hopefully you can see some sparkle!





One of my kids asked why the hair was extending up and then commented that the girl was lying down! As the image just had a base outline of the face and I was trying something different, that is what I'm going with!

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 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 or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 14th of August, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 1st of August, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #162.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #52 - August Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
                              

Festive Fun Kit and Clowder Colouring Class for MLCCB #37 Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog in August 2021

 For my August challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to finish some Christmas colouring from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and make it into a card. 

Here is my card for this month:

This Kit and Clowder colouring class is called Festive Fun from October 2019 and uses a cute image from Lili of the Valley. The image with the class included the background, but you can buy just the characters: Jack, Patch and Puss with a Top Hat. As I write this, I realise that I have not coloured the snowman arms! I will update with another image later today.
  
Once I finished colouring, I trimmed the image and adhered it to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

We have had some crazy weather here, so it has been good sitting in front of the fire and tv, watching videos and colouring with Alyce! :)

I actually started this class a while ago and don't think I took photos at every stage, but here are some progression shots and then another image of the card (still need to do the snowman arms!):







There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 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 or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Tuesday the 31st of August, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 10th of August to find out the winners of Challenge #36.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking!

Grand Gardens Kit and Clowder Colouring Class for LTCCB #61 Love to Craft Challenge Blog for August 2021

 For my August challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog I chose to finish some colouring from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and make it into a card.

Here is my card for this month:


This Kit and Clowder colouring class is called Grand Gardens from June 2021 and uses an exclusive image from Lee Holland Art. There are lots of amazing images from Lee in her Etsy shop.

Once I finished colouring, I trimmed the image and adhered it to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.

As I coloured I took some progression shots:








There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft Challenge 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 or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Tuesday the 31st of August, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 10th of August to find out the winners of Challenge #60.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB # 52 - August Anything Goes


Thanks for looking!

Friday, 16 July 2021

To Us from Hetty Clare for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 16th of July, 2021


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 16th of July, 2021, we are sponsored by Hetty Clare Art.

Here is my card:


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iHetty Clare Art. Helen has aa very wide variety of images and the one that I chose was To Us.

I have digitally printed the To Us image on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • hair - E19
  • red - R22, R24, R27, R29
  • blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • white - C0, C1, C3
  • t-shirt - YR12, YR15, YR18
  • hats - E31, E33, E35
  • bottle/glass - B0000, B000, silver glitter pen for the lid, purple glitter pen for the label
  • drink - Y0000
  • grass - G20, YG11, YG23, YG25, YG67
  • sky - Y000, Y11, Y23, RV000, RV00, RV10, B0000, B000, B41, colourless blender
  • outline - B18
I have cut the image using my paper cutter and adhered it on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesomMonthly Classes.

For the Celebrate sentiment on the side, I have die cut three dies the Celebrate You die from the May 2015 Club La-La Land Crafts kit. I used only the Celebrate word in a brown, black and red cardstock and adhered them together with some glue. Then adhered the stack to the card. I outlined the diecuts and tried to highlight the word with a red glitter pen.

Here is a close-up of the colouring, both finished and at the beginning:


I had a bit of a problem with R27 leaking over my image and around my workspace - I went to work with red ink all over my hands! Hopefully I have covered it up on the image!

I am happy I chose this image and coloured it with a sunrise, as after watching the Wimbledon Tennis Saturday night into the wee hours and seeing Ash Barty win, then finding out that Dylan Alcott had also won - this is how we would feel the next morning - celebrating our Australian tennis stars!! 😂

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #423 - July Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #51 - July Anything Goes + optional twist of Aperture

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

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Star Bright by LeAnn's World 101 for Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #161 on the 4th of July, 2021



Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #161, the Christmas in July challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:



I was given the digital stamp Star Bright from LeAnn's World 101 which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have used my paper cutter to cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E1, E04
  • hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
  • eyes - BG45, BG57,  BG49
  • dress/gloves/shoe - R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • reindeer body - E71, E74, E77, E79, R30, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • reindeer antlers - E87, E89
  • red ornaments - R22, R24, R29, clear Wink of Stella
  • green ornaments - G03, G05, G09, clear Wink of Stella
  • gold parts of ornaments - Y28, gold glitter pen
  • stars - Y11, Y15, clear Wink of Stella
  • background - BV0000, BV000, BV00
  • outline - R59
I have adhered the coloured image on to a square card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes. The background is from one of the bonus classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring before and after the addition of the background: hopefully you can see some sparkle!



There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 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 or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 17th of July, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 4th of July, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #160.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #51 - July Anything Goes plus optional twist of Aperture
12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #79 - Christmas in July - Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 2 July 2021

Believe in Yourself by Stampers Delights for Winter Wonderland on the 2nd of July, 2021


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Stacey!
Welcome to our seventh challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:

Christmas Music or Songs


So here is my card:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of Christmas Birds, which means that we want to see big and/or small birds on your projects.

We have Stampers Delights as our sponsor this month and Stacey chose 3 very cute digi stamps from Stampers Delights for us to use.  

Prize:  3 signal images of your choice 


So I have digitally printed the image and the sentiment on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter (I have a new one from Creative Memories).

I have coloured the image and sentiments with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
  • eyes - BG53, BG45, BG57
  • hair - W3, W5, W7, W9
  • red - R32, R35, R37, R39, R59
  • green - G03, G05, G07, G28
  • microphone - Y28, gold glitter pen
  • background - BG0000, B0000, B000, B00
  • outline - BG57
  • sentiments - purple glitter pen
I then adhered the coloured image on to a kraft card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

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


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge July #7 - July Anything Goes
12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #79 - Christmas in July - Anything Christmas Goes


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. 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 August, 2021.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 5th of July to find out the winners of the Christmas Birds Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Peace to All Creatures for Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog MLCCB #36 for July 2021

 

For my July challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to use some stamps, dies and stencil from my La-La Land Crafts stash by the wonderful Irina.

Here is my card:

I chose A Little Note Clear Stamp Set which I stamped using my MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have then die cut the little birds out using the corresponding A Little Notes Outline Die. The stamp set I received as part of the Spring Box, but was released in the April 2021 Release, then just after the reveal, we could buy the dies with a discount!

I have coloured the birds with the following Copics markers:
  • R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, 100, clear Wink of Stella
I have then die cut a birdhouse and some of the flowers in red and a pale chipboard card stock using the Large Birdhouse die, also from La-La Land Crafts.

I have stencilled a tree with leaves and flowers using Tree in Bloom and gathered twigs, twisted citron, mowed lawn and picked raspberry Distress Oxide inks (it is the first time I have used them!) on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions and then adhered the birdhouse, flowers and birds on to the card.
Then I have stamped a sentiment from Tweet Tidings by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI on to a piece of X-Press It Blending card and then die cut it using the Pennant Banner die from Close to My Heart, but it looks like it is discontinued. After stamping, I have smoodged twisted citron and tumbled glass Distress Oxide inks on to the banner to give it some colour. I adhered the sentiment banner to the card, in amongst the branches.


Here are some close ups of the birds and then the card without the sentiment banner:



I have taken inspiration for the colouring from the La-La Land Crafts blog as well as the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge 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 or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 31st of July, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 10th of July to find out the winners of Challenge #35.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge July #7 - July Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB # 51 - July Anything Goes plus the optional twist of Aperture (I have one in the birdhouse!)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #522 - need to take inspiration from the yummy looking cupcake below!


Thanks for looking!

Thinking of You for Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #60 for July 2021

  

For my July challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog I chose to use stamps, dies and stencils from my La-La Land Crafts stash by the wonderful Irina.

Here is my card:


I chose A Little Note Clear Stamp Set which I stamped using my MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have then die cut the little birds out using the corresponding A Little Notes Outline Die. The stamp set I received as part of the Spring Box, but was released in the April 2021 Release, then just after the reveal, we could buy the dies with a discount!

I have coloured the birds with the following Distress Oxide inks:
  • tumbled glass, salty ocean, wilted violet, picked raspberry
The bird on the right also had some Nautical Blue Memento ink added to his wing.

I have then die cut a birdhouse and some of the flowers in red and a pale chipboard card stock using the Large Birdhouse die, also from La-La Land Crafts.

I have stencilled a tree with leaves and flowers using Tree in Bloom and gathered twigs, twisted citron and mowed lawn Distress Oxide inks (it is the first time I have used them!) on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions and then adhered the birdhouse, flowers and birds on to the card.
Then I have stamped a sentiment from A Little Note Clear Stamp Set in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI on to a piece of X-Press It Blending card and then die cut it using one of the flags from the Long Flags die set from La-La Land Crafts. After stamping, I have smoodged twisted citron and tumbled glass Distress Oxide inks on to the flag to give it some colour. I adhered the sentiment flag to the card, in amongst the branches.


Here are some close ups of the birds that I have stamped, the birds with the birdhouse and then the card without the sentiment flag:




I have taken inspiration for the colouring from the La-La Land Crafts blog as well as the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft Challenge 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 or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 31st of July, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 10th of June to find out the winners of Challenge #59.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB # 51 - July Anything Goes plus the optional twist of Aperture (I have one in the birdhouse!)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #52 - July Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two! 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #522 - need to take inspiration from the yummy looking cupcake below!





Thanks for looking!