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20. Magnolia, first time ever

Some of you know that I have not been a fan of Magnolia. I mean, I think they’re super cute and all, but I’ve never felt like colouring one up.

Until now.

I decided to surprise my fellow DT (and some of its followers) on Copic Marker Norge for the last of my days for our Christmas/Advent calendar this year by finally buying a stamp and colouring it up. I can tell you it took quite a while to pick it out at the shop! Here you can see the card I made with it. And what’s worse? It didn’t go horribly wrong, so I may own more than one of these in the future! We shall see! For now I am happy with the one!

I have kept the card reasonably simple, just layered up a lot of various papers. Most of the papers are by Maja Design. I simply LOVE this collection. It suits me perfectly and they are just exactly how I want them for my Christmas cards! The acrylic paint is a trusted friend for my Christmas cards, as is the twine and charm. I love this tree! It is from Kort og Godt. The jul stamp is by Norsk Stempelblad. I’ve also used some card candi by Craftwork Cards. There’s a fair bit of distress ink added to the image along with frantage for a cold winter effect. Here is a view from the side.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, R20, (hair) E25, E27, E29, E34, E41, (red) R22, R24, R27, R59, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, G99, (grey) W1, W2, W3, (jacket) E71, E74, E77, E79, (ground effect) W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7

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6. A winter card, and a sticky marker cover up

The first week of December has almost passed already. That went fast, didn’t it?! Today I have a cold, blue winter card to show you. It holds my very first no-lines colouring of a full image! (The few strands on hair I did previously hardly counts!) The lovely image is by Tiddly Inks and is called Key to my Heart. Not really a Christmas image, I know, but the dress is so pretty I wanted to make it work!

Unfortunately it nearly went very wrong! My B95 was misbehaving as I hadn’t realised it was nearly empty and when most of the image is done you don’t want to start over. So to avoid disappointment and possibly not doing another no-lines image for a while, I decided to try to save it.

And so I did. With dots. A lot of dots!

You can’t even see the sticky patch anymore!

The papers are from various places. If I recall correctly it is primarily Papirdesign, LemonCraft and Studio Light. The gorgeous snowflakes are made with a Memory Box die that appeared in my mail a couple of weeks ago from my lovely Secret Santa Sue of Tanglemouse Cards. Lucky me! It’s perfect!

I’ve also used some distress ink, frantage, twine, cheesecloth and a Panduro text stamp. The main shape of the card is made with GoKreate dies.

Do you want to see what it looked like before I decided to try to save it? Of course you do, so here it is! Very shiny and horrible right? I think it turned out pretty good in the end, though, and all I did was add loads of little dots with the various colours I had used on the dress, as well a white pen! Try it! It is far better than having to bin your colouring!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, (hair) E41, E42, E43, (dress) B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, (belt) C5, C7, C9, (key) Y13, Y17, YR15

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3. James the bear Lollipop

Throughout the month there will be non-card projects, too. I’ve had fun experimenting and trying to make new things the past couple of months. One of the things I’ve tried to make is a so-called Lollipop card. I’ve seen a few of them around and decided to make one myself. As usual I didn’t look at any tutorials, but decided to just play around to see if I could make one. I think it turned out alright, too.

The image I coloured is one of my first stamps. It’s James the Bear from Lili of the Valley where he’s carrying presents. It’s fun to make at least one Christmas project with him every year.

I’ve used papers from Maja Design, dies from Noor Design, some frantage, distress inks and white acrylic paint.

This is a side on view and a photo of how the backside looks. The sentiment stamp is from Norsk Stempelblad.

  

Copics used: (bear) E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, (red) R22, R24, R27, R59, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, (grey) W1, W2, W5

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1. Winter Stella’s winter scene in traditional Christmas colours

Today is the first of December. I have decided I’m going to try to make one post here every day for the whole month! I certainly have enough to catch up on posting, so hopefully that will help me get caught up somewhat! It won’t be only Christmas and not only cards! Nor will they all have colouring.

Some of my projects will correspond with posts elsewhere, like this one. Copic Marker Norge is having an advent calendar and today is one of my days!

This card was made for a Secret Santa card swap in Make it Crafty.

The stamp is Winter Stella from Make it Crafty and is coloured in with copics. You can find the list of colours at the bottom. I have used various papers from Maja Design; the sentiment is from one of those papers, too. One of the dies is from Magnolia and the rest is from Noor Design. The glittery paper is from Søstrene Grene and I’ve used white acrylic paint on a lot of the elements. The flowers are by Papirdesign.

This is what it looks like with its matching tag

And here is a close-up of the colouring for a change.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (hair) BV21, BV25, BV29, (eyes) YG01, YG03, YG67, (clothes) R22, R24, R27, R59, W0, W2, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47

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Santa’s helpers are here

On Wednesday it was snowing.

And snowing.

And snowing.

On Thursday it was raining, raining and stupidly windy.

Talk about having the Christmas spirit been and gone in a day! Thankfully it has a month to return! Hopefully some of you will get a bit of Christmas spirit with the card I am sharing on this Tiddly Fab Friday.

I’ve used Santa’s Helpers by Tiddly Inks and coloured it in with Copics. The papers are primarily by Maja Design and the sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad. I’ve also used some cheese cloth, white frantage, grey distress inks, white acrylic paint, embossing powder (Ranger).

We need another photo, right?

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (hair) BV29, W9, E74, E77, E79, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (penguins) W0, W1, W2, W7, W9, Y13, Y38, YR18, (reds) R22, R24, R27, R89, (grey) C1, C3 + white gel pen


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Kreativ Scrapping – Jul i rødt eller blått
Copic Marker Sverige – Julkort