Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Angel

Phew!  I’ve been so busy getting stuff done before my hubby has his knee replacement surgery on Friday I even forgot to blog this card.  I made it a few weeks ago and only got round to photographing it tonight – hence the poo photos!

I had a go at colouring this Saturated Canary Christmas Angel digi with distress inks for a change.


Lace and flowers all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used large trellis rose, tea roses, 15mm roses and small orchids.




Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Whimsy sneak peek blog hop

Welcome to the ... Whimsy Stamps November Release Sneak Peek Blog Hop!

Today the Whimsy DT are kicking off our November release by sharing sneak peeks of some of the brand new Wee Stamps and Time For Tea Designs stamps that will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps</ a> TOMORROW! For those of you who are new to Whimsy Stamps, we hold a 3-day new release event each month: a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on the day before the release (today), a Release Day Blog Hop on release day (tomorrow), and finally a Review Day Blog Hop the day after the release. Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw! To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.  All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Friday. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
and me!
For today’s card, I inked up Iris and coloured this precious little sweetie with copics and pencils.  I teamed this with some delish Maja Design paper, lace and flowers from Wild Orchid CraftsCottage rose, orchids, 20mm roses, sweetheart blossoms.
And a closer look at Iris and copics used
Hair: E29. 25, 23, 53, 51, dark umber pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Pink: R83, 81, EV000, 0000, light magenta pencil
Bluey purple: BV34, 20, violet blue pencil; BV00, 000, 0000, lilac pencil
Green: YG63, G40, G20, olive green pencil
Yellow: YG24, Y11
Don’t forget to stop by again tomorrow for the full reveal of our brand new release and to take part in our New Release Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Lots of snowflakes

Phew, two cards on the trot!  I worked my little fingers off this weekend lol.  It’s time for a new Wild Orchid Challenge and this week it’s Snowflakes.  I so love nice and easy challenges especially at this time of the year when we are all frantic trying to fit everything in before the bloke in the red suit drops down our chimneys (if only it was that simple HA!)

So, I have used another of those gorgeous Whimsy stamps from the last release, the new one starts off with sneak peeks this afternoon.  This stamp is one drawn by the uber talented Sylvia Zet and is called Friendship is the greatest gift. Love it!


I have used the newest kit from Nitwit CollectionsFestive Trimmings, and it is fab-u-lous!  I used two of the papers and also printed off the little heart that I have stuck the sentiment over as well as the fab sentiment inside and the little candy cane.  This kit is just chocabloc with all this sweet and tasty.

The lace, divine twine and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are Cottage Rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses.


The usual copics and pencils were used

Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Hair: E49, 27, 25, 51 dark umber pencil; E53, 51, 50, W00 light umber pencil
Aqua: E13, 11, 10 muted turquoise pencil
Red: R3, 37, 35, 32 Tuscan red pencil 
Box: E43, 42, 41, 40 French grey 70%
Shading: Cerulean blue, cool grey 50%


Back tomorrow afternoon with a Whimsy sneak peek



Sunday, 17 November 2013

Graph’it Markers

I was sent some of these Graph’it markers whilst I was poorly and I have only just this past week had a play with them. 


I dug out the Whimsy Vintage Christmas stamp set, I just adore it!  Gorgeous vintagey images and sentiments.  Now then, more on the markers:

I am a Copic fan, I make no secret of that but I really like these Graph’it markers.  The colour lays down beautifully with very little blending needed – so no overworking hence no bleeding.  When using bold colours that can be a problem so although the bullet nib had plenty of ink to get a fantastic blend I didn’t struggle to achieve this. 

I didn’t have to use pencils to “pop” the colour, the image was coloured solely with Graph’it markers and to be honest I don’t think I even needed to use the pencils.

I am not keen on a bullet nib, I prefer the softness of a brush tip so was thrilled to see that the nibs can be interchanged with brush nibs (which I will be doing).

I have not got the full range of colours and usually would have used 4-5 reds to achieve this look if I was using Copics.  However, I only used 3 colours which I lay on the Mix’it palette and picked the colour off there when I needed to blend.  I did start off by laying the colour on to the paper (dark to light as always) then made use of the palette where needed.  Brilliant!


Reds: 5280, 5250, 4135
Greens: 8160, 8240
Gold: 1250, 1110
Grey for shadows: 9203 and the blender



Monday, 11 November 2013

Little Lemon Pepper

I had a mooch through my Whimsy Stamps box and pulled Lemon Pepper out to have a play.  It’s been ages since I made a criss cross card so added that to the mix.


And whilst I was in the mood for playing …. out came the distress inks for colouring


I decided to use up some of the Echo Park paper for the insert and went with two separate tags instead of the usual one insert that I make.


The gorgeous fluted edge sheer ribbon is from The Ribbon GirlThe flowers and flower shaped pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are Classic Rose, 20mm roses and 15mm roses.




Thursday, 7 November 2013

Owl always love you

I’m joining in with the Saturated Canary Challenge this week, first time in months!  I’ve used the gorgeous Owl always love you digi, just cuz I love owls.
Coloured with the usual Copic suspects:
Hair and owl: E33, 53, 51, 50; light sepia pencin
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000. R30
Clothing@ E43, 41, 40, W0, French Grey 70% pencil, V99, 95, 93, 91, black cherry pencil
And a peek at the inside.  The paper is Pion Design.  The leaves are from a Doo Hickey die.
And before I finish I would just like to thank Homecrafts for honouring me with a Top 50 Craft Bloggers award.  Thank you so much :)

Monday, 4 November 2013

Ribbons and Lace for WOC

I’m back with a card for the Wild Orchid Challenge, a nice easy one too if I may say so.


Love these Wee images, this is Rowan Fairy from Whimsy Stamps, coloured with copics and pencils

Hair: E47, 44, 42, 40, W00 dark umber pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Greens: G46, 43, 40, 20 chrome oxide green pencil
Pinks: R8/1, RV000, RV0000 light magenta pencil; R59, 53, 83 red violet pencil


The papers are Maja Design.  The flowers, lace and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are Cottage Rose, daffodils and 15mm roses.  The leaves are a Doo Hickey die.


The acetate butterfly I think I got from Hobbycraft a while back.


I hope to be back again this week with another card and also some colouring I need to do using Graph It markers.