Baby in pram

Here is a card I made by request. I coloured in a Lili of the Valley stamp using copics, used some ribbon, lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some Noor Design dies. I then added some pearls, used some Spellbinder dies and Martha Stewart punches for this baby card.

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Frozen inspired

I admit it: I have scheduled up a few posts. I thought I’d grab hold of that mojo for blogging and use it while it lasted as it’s tended to only last an hour every few weeks as of late, heh.

This is a card I made in late November for a young girl. It is frozen inspired, as the colours may suggest, and as she is a December baby it seemed like a good idea with a winter theme. I used a Saturated Canary image and coloured it in with copics. I added sparkles to the wings and used both frantage and glitter around the various parts of the card. The border die is Tim Holtz, and the punches are by Martha Stewart. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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It is spring!

Blog posts seem to be few and far between these days. I am still crafting regularly, though, I am just not posting what I make on here. Today I have decided I really need to add an update though, so here is one of my most recent cards.

I have coloured an Art by Mi Ran image using copics. The background papers are all from various Lili of the Valley paper pads and the sentiment is a stamp from there too. All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are made with a Noor Design die.

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Here comes the bride

I may not be posting a whole lot yet, but I am certainly back into crafting, mostly colouring! The mojo is back and I have coloured in a few images this month. Here is one of them, and by the end I was surrounded by markers as I never put them back in place until I am done with the image!

Last month I entered in a challenge on Mi Ran’s facebook group and I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for the challenge starting today. What an honour! I love Mi Ran‘s images and it was the perfect excuse to colour up a new one. I chose Princess for my project. Be sure to pop over and enter in the challenge!

The hair is what I am most pleased with. I have no idea how I managed as I haven’t gotten that far into the Kit and Clowder lessons yet. Trying to work with the basic skills after just watching the first couple of videos, and I am well happy how it turned out. I can’t wait to actually get to the lesson that covers this and see how much I did ‘wrong’, haha! It was fun trying to challenge myself before actually doing the class for this type of hair though! I am surprised how pretty it looks, and I am well chuffed! You know a class is great is when you can do just a couple of lessons and then be able to apply the technique to stuff you haven’t gotten to yet!

Anyway, I have used papers from Lili of the Valley, flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, dies from Memory Box and Noor Design (with a dab of distress ink). On the image itself I have used rhinestones for ear rings, liquid pearls in the hair and down her back, as well as frantage and glitter around the image.

The copics I used are: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E44, E47, E49, E50, E53, E55, R20, R81, R83, R89, RV00, RV10, G82, G94, C1, C3, C5, C7, W0, W1, W2, W3, B000, B81, B83 and B85. Can you see how I was surrounded? haha.

Lastly I want to add that I have made myself a new watermark! I am quite pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully it will look just as good on darker cards!

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Thunder and lightning

Determined to enter in a challenge at the Kit and Clowder facebook group, I picked up my copics last night. It was probably not the greatest time of day to colour, but I do find that I do better contrasts and shadows when it’s not daylight, heh. I decided to colour in a challenging image, as it has a lot of hair and skin and that is the class I am following at K&C. To top it off, I chose one which should have a dark background, which I have done very few of in the past. Have to try, right? Heh.

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, pink paper by Lili of the Valley, Noor Design leaves die and liquid pearls as well as some normal pearls. The gorgeous image is by Ching-Chou Kuik.

The following copics were used:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20
Hair: E57, E43, E53 and E50
Pinks: R89, R85, R83 and R81
Background: YG00, Y000, B87, B85, B83 and B81
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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Kit and Clowder – 1 year anniversary

and I won! In the bravery category! I am so very pleased! Thank you!