Santa and Candy Cane

Hello there. Having some time to craft today, despite being full of cold – and boy did that kick in this afternoon! I am glad I managed to complete this card before my eyes went……

I have tried a new thing today, well , several actually, but the main thing was colouring a digi stamp. With Copics…..! I am a total beginner with Copics, a complete novice with digi stamps, and so my morning was challenging – but in a good way. This stamp is from QKR Stampede, and I fell in love with the image as soon as I saw it……….

I am really pleased how this turned out, and even I can see the dimension on the candy cane! I have been working through some colouring classes from Kit and Clowder. The videos are very informative, and just the encouragement to give a go is enough for me to – well – give it a go.

One of the most basic for me – sometimes my Copic just belches out colour…..messes your colouring completely. The answer – take the lid off the other end of the pen! That way it gets rid of the vacuum, and no more colour belching!! Wow! Who’d’a thunk!

It’s a game changer for me – yet another tool in my box. One I will keep trying, and even try some other digi stamps – but, yes, colouring still not the most enjoyable time for me……..only for short periods, before I get stamping and die cutting withdrawal!

The sentiment is from a Honey Doo set in Rockin’ Red from Catherine Pooler.

A little closer look: (in my brand new, bigger photo box! I think I’ll make some backgrounds which are more interesting)

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challengesoccasions

Addicted to stamps Holiday

QKR Stampedeanything goes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Christmas at Sweet StampingChristmas

Just a reminder – there is still plenty of time to play at ABC Christmas Challenge – you know it’s my first ever Design Team position – with the them of ‘A’ for anything goes, and/or ‘B’ for berries – I hope to see you there. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Santa and Candy Cane

  1. Wow! A newbie to Copics and digitals? I must say I covet your coloring abilities! Your little Santa is not only precious, but gorgeously colored and shaded! Beautiful card! hugs, de

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  2. Beautiful colouring. And welcome to the world of digital stamps. They are fun to use. So glad you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday this week
    Dawn-DT

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  3. You’d have never know this was your 1st time colouring with copics – fabuous work. I can see why you feel in love with this digi, he’s so cute. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

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  4. Your colouring is fab – you certainly can’t tell that you’re a near beginner with Copics or digis! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’. Tracey

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