Cute Little Duckies

Hello again. I have a card to share as there is anew challenge beginning at Cardz 4 Galz. The theme this time is………..’Cute Animals’.…….

Here is my card:

I wanted to use this stamp set, and I wanted to create a scene. A scene is not something I generally have much luck with, but I’m happy with this one – it’s quite simple, a few layers, and a little ink blending and water splattering.

After stamping the images in Gina K Amalgam ink, I coloured with Copics, before using the matching dies to cut them out. here are the Copics I used:

I have found it helpful when people post a list of colours, so I thought I’d do it too.

I first ink blended a panel using two Distress Oxides for the sky, then used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloudy Backdrop, as I like the stitched clouds effect. I used some green card, used Lawn Fawn grass dies, added a little green Distress Oxides to the grassy edges, and stuck them down as you see.

I wasn’t going to put a sentiment on the card, but a little simple ‘Hello‘ from an Altenew stamp set in the top corner still meant this card could be for any reason – or for no reason at all.

I hope you can come and join us – I’d love to see you in our gallery with your ‘Cute Animals’ creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Arty Stamper Challenge lots of layers

A Bit More Time To Craftanything goes

Crafts Galore Challenge anything goes

All Fun Challengeanything goes

Happy Holidays

Hello there. There is a new challenge starting at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is – anything goes Christmas.

Here is my card:

I didn’t have much time to prepare this card, so I am pleased it came together quite quickly.

I began by stamping the branch image from a freebie stamp set several times onto a piece of Make It Colour Blending Card, and coloured the small leaves with three green Copics. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I was going to add it to the card base as it was, but decided it looked a little too plain, so I added the red strip down the side, and then went ahead and added some Tonic Nuvo drops – and added more of them, then more of them. I really, really, really, need to know when to stop adding those……….but I do like the little bit of added dimension and colour they give.

I hope you can come and join us in our challenge, and I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicksmust have stamping

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas with option of vintage

Crafty Creations anything goes

Embossing, Freebie, and Gold

Hello – a new challenge is beginning at ABC Christmas Challenge, and this time the letters are – can you guess? – E for Embossing, F for Freebie, G for Gold. The Freebie might be a little confusing, but we want to see anything you received as a free gift – that could be a free digital image, a free stamp from a magazine, a free embossing folder – anything you received that was a free gift. Here is my take on the themes:

I stamped the image in Gina K Amalgam ink, then did some simple Copic colouring, colouring only part of the small images. The hanging heart is added from the same collection of free stamps and actually comes joined to another stamp – but I did some stamp surgery and cut them apart.

I liked how the image looked, I made another card which incorporated all three themes at once:

And this time I changed the hanging heart to the hanging star – just because I could!

I hope you can come and join us in this challenge. The Design Team has come up with some amazing inspiration – I hope you can go and check them out.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakersembossing

A Bit More Time To Craft anything goes

AAA Cards – CAS, max white space – option metallic

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Bunny in the clouds

Hello everyone. I have another card to share, using of my current favourite techniques – of CAS + stamping + Copic colouring. I seem to be going from CAS to ‘chucking’ everything at a project – one or the other other with no in-betweenies:

I began by thinking I wanted the cute little bunny and balloon in the clouds, so I used a couple of previous Clearly Besotted stamps – names on the side-bar. I stamped the bunny, sentiment and balloon, masked off the bunny and balloon, then stamped the rainbow and clouds.

The clouds didn’t come far enough down for me, so I took a black art-liner pen and drew some more – actually a lot more – but I wanted the bunny to be well within the clouds.

Once stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink, I coloured with my Copics, trying to match the colours for one of the challenges below, and doing some simple grey shading on the bunny, no shading and just the four colours on the rainbow, and mixed some of them together on the balloon.

I needed to blend a little on the balloon – the blues and green didn’t really want to mix – but I took my colour-less blender and tried that way – it kinda worked……..I see a metallic balloon now – mutli-coloured!

I die-cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp ‘A7 Thin Frames’ to get the centre panel, then the thin frame was coloured in the green Copic and stuck back down around the panel.

And do you know – the new release from Clearly Besotted landed on my mat whilst I was putting this card together……maybe more playing later today…… 🙂

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Clean and Simple On Sunday/Friday Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green

Daring Cardmakers people/animal/things that leap – a bunny leaps, doesn’t it?

Inkspirational Challenges word prompt – LEAP

Crafty Sentiments Designsanything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies anything goes with a critter

Crafty Animalsanimals

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge CAS and favourite technique (stamping, Copic colouring, CAS)

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Hello Little One

Hello once again. I said yesterday I was have a craft-a-thon – well it continues…. Here is a card I made today:

I was inspired to use this Mama Elephant stamp set again – it came to mind straight away for a few challenges.

I stamped the images onto Make-it colour blending card stock with Gina K Amalgam ink, then coloured with Copics, trying to match the colours for one of the challenges.

Looking at the colour again – I have no idea why I coloured the little boy in the pink instead of the blue……….no idea. Oh well…..!! At least he’s got a blue scarf…….. 🙂

The sentiment is from Heffy Doodle, as is the cloud speech bubble.

Very clean and simple but I think quite effective.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CASolgy Tall

Just Add Ink smoky slate, petal pink, soft sea foam

Simply Less Is More CAS big and small

Colour Crazy Challengeatg colouring

Christmas Corners

Hello again – some more time in my craft room this morning, I decided I wanted to colour some images, so broke out my new Clearly Besotted stamp set ‘Christmas Corners‘ and set to it.

Here is my creation:

I stamped the images in Gina K amalgam ink, chose some colours:

and once coloured cut out using my Scan’n’cut – always a little nervous doing this as still getting to grips with that machine, and always wonder if it’s going to miss an outline or something – in this case it was perfect.

I stamped the sentiment on the card base, then adhered my mouse and baubles images, and attached to a 7×5 inch card base – my go-to size of card.

I also added some Ranger ‘Glossy Accents‘ to the lights, and some white gel pen for highlights, then let it dry before I stood it up to take a photo.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Clean and Simple on Sunday CAS big sentiment or word

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas with option making own background (option not taken)

Crimbo Crackers Challengeanything Christmas or Festive

Colour Crazy Challengeanything colouring

The Sisterhood of CraftersCAS

What’s up chicken butt?

Hi there. I have a clean and simple card to share today – though it did take me a little while to colour – trying to use what I learnt on my Copic class the other week – but not over-thinking.

I actually bought this stamp at the pop-up shop during the break in colouring, and have been waiting for an opportunity to ‘crack it open‘ – as they say……….and then the CASology challenge came up with the code word of ‘feather’ ………

After stamping in Gina K amalgam ink, I coloured with Copics. I actually used some of the colour ideas given for the Copic class. I even ‘grounded’ my image – can you see? That is something I hadn’t done before the class…………..maybe the grey is too light – I’ll keep trying……

Challenges I shall be entering:

CASologyfeather

QKR Stampedeanything goes

Pink Gem ChallengeAnything goes

Stamplorations CAS Challengeatg CAS with option of orange