Monday 8 February 2021

Ice Cream Break from Lemon Shortbread for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends on the 7th of February, 2021

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the second challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:

Unfortunately it is raining here quite a bit, so I haven't been able to take a good photo outside in the natural light, nor go upstairs to my craft room to see if there is an appropriate sentiment to add! But I will update if I can.

The sponsor for this challenge is:

I chose the digital stamp Ice Cream Break from Lemon Shortbread which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have fussy cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
  • hair - E33, E35, E37
  • eyes/sunglasses - BG45, BG57
  • pink - RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19
  • flowers - Y17, B16, B93
  • blue - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • ice blocks/reds - R32, R35, R37, R39
  • greys - C0, C1, C3, C5, colourless blender
  • background - BV0000, BV000, BV00
  • outline - BV00
I have adhered the coloured image on to a square of paper from my stash that I outlined in Y17 and then on to a Kraft 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 actually a combination of a few different classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

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 20th of February, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 7th of February, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #150.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Classic Design Challenge February #2 - February Anything Goes 
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #46 - February Anything Goes plus optional twist of Fancy Fold (if I had been able to get up to my craft room, this may have been an option!)

Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi Lou! I just love your coloring on this one! I hope you have a great week!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps

  2. What a fun image Lou, great card! Love your colouring!