Saturday, 24 December 2016

Wee Mistletoe Fairy

This is my last Christmas card for 2016, it’s one I made by request and then promptly forgot to blog it.  My bad.  The stamp is Mistletoe Fairy from Whimsy Stamps.  I used the fabulous Geometric Snowflake doily die which I popped onto a smoky blue base then behind the image.  This die really is sublime and so versatile because the stars can be used individually too.  The other die I used from Whimsy is the Build a Poinsettia.

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The copic colours used:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, E93
Hair: E47, 43, 41, 40
Wings: C1, 0, 00
Dress: BG75, 72, 70, C5, 3, 1
Foilage: BG99, G29, G21

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The paper is from an old old old Basic Grey pad, the sentiment is from a Papermania set that I heat embossed using Wow EP.  The flowers (bar the poinsettia), the pearl trim and the tulle trim are all from Noor Design.

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Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Light Me Up!

I’m skating in by the seat of my pants with Christmas cards - still!  This is such a busy time for us all so having super cute images that are quick to colour makes my life just that little bit easier, and this super cute Penguin Light Me Up digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps is so one of those.  Whimsy Stamps have a whole bevy of digi products now in store, even delish papers such as these from the Jolly Holiday digi paper set.   Even the sentiment is from a digital set – I really REALLY love digi sentiments as you’re not tied down to just one size, they can be manipulated in photo editing software or even Word (like I did here) to the exact size I need.  The set used is Merry and Bright digital sentiments. 

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The image has been coloured with copic markers:
Penguin: W3, 1, 0, 00, E93; C9, 7, 5, 3; YR24, 21, 30
Lights: G29, 21, 14; B01, 01, 00; R59, 35, 32, 30

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I glued some snowflakes from the Elegant Snowflakes dies behind the top layer of paper after blinging them up with some stickles and finished off with some pom-pom trim, seam binding and flowers.  A quick and easy card that I absolutely loved making.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Candy Winner

The Christmas Candy winner is


Jane Willis.


Congratulations Jane, please email me with your address.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Christmas Candy

Candy now closed.


I've found a few more duplicates whilst sorting (again, I know!!) cupboards in my craft room.  So I thought with some of us still making Christmas cards this Dovecraft Poinsettia Die Set may just come in handy.

As always just leave a comment and I will draw a winner next week, probably Thursday.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cool Ride

Whimsy Stamps is running a Countdown to Christmas on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog. I'm down for two projects during the month of December, and this is my first.



I adored Crissy Armstrong's carousel horses when they were released in rubber a few years back, so was tickled pink to see this one was available in digi format.

Along with this fabulous Cool Ride digi, I have used the Doodled Doily Die and Winter Wishes paper pad.  


I finished the card off with some glittered leaves, a chipboard sentiment which I heat embossed with some sparkly Wow embossing powder for extra bling, and of course the necessary flowers and berries.




Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Owls

Sometimes I want all the embellies with a coloured image, but I need it done fast.  This Owls on Wreath stamp from Whimsy Stamps fit the bill to perfection.  I think it's the easiest and fastest to colour image I've done to date.

The sweet little sentiment is from the Holiday Mini Sentiments set also from Whimsy Stamps.



I used copic markers to colour this up, with a touch of pencil for the shadows.
Owls: E41, 40, W00;
E59, 57, 55
Holly: G29, YG67, G24, G20
Berries: R29, 24, 22

I'm not 100% sure but think the papers are Inkido - I'm slowly working through the mountain of paper I have been stock-piling.


The velvet poinsettia is from one of those Xmas dec picks, as are the little glittered stars and the berries.  


The edges of the papers have been distressed and gold Stickles added for a bit of extra bling.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Big Snowball

A boys card today, using one of the older LOTV stamps.  I think the older LOTV stamps are still the best, each little person had their own character and the lad in this image sure has determination lol.



I coloured the stamp with copic markers:
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, E93
Blue: T5, B95, 93, 91
Red: R46, 29, 24, 22
Beige: E41, 40, W00

I used Dovecraft papers from a few years ago.  I really love the colours in this pack.


Not a flower in sight, but I did use ribbon, bells, snowflakes and that stinkin' cute little snowman from the new DooHickey Club #12 die kit.  That kit is crammed with the most fantastic dies.  I moan and whinge that you have to pay 6 months in advance to get the kit, but this one was so worth it.


I tried to keep this as simple and understated as possible,  herculean effort for me seeing as I love to overload on the embellishments.


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