Special friendships

Here is a card I made this spring for the friendship card swap at Kit and Clowder, but I’ve only just now gotten around to adding it to the blog. There are far too many cards waiting to be posted, but I’ll try to put them up every few days now to get caught up a bit! For the card swap I sent this card as a blank one, with some motivational short quotes on the paper inside, as well as another CAS card which I wrote in and some goodies as well. Everyone loves goodies, right?!

This one is made using a Sugar Nellie image coloured in with copics. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and the dies are by Noor Design.


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Sugar Nellie – Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenges – Fairies and Angels

Thank you so much for the honour of a top 3 spot, Deep Ocean Challenges!



Special friendships

I’ve just had a short leave from work as my summer holidays and the time passed by much too quick! I had planned to get several images coloured up and cards made and I haven’t even looked at my crafting stuff! I could use another holiday already! The weather this summer has been wet and cold compared to last year, so when we’ve had a little bit of sunshine I’ve hardly wanted to spend that time indoors!

Here is a card I made a few months ago, which I never got around to posting. It is quite a lot simpler than my usual, without being entirely CAS. I love it though. The image is by Sugar Nellie (first time I’ve used one of theirs) and is coloured in with copics. The other supplies are mostly from a local store this time!


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl – Anything goes

Edit: Wow. I got chosen for top 3! Wooo!! Thank you so much!



Winter fairy

I have finally started properly on Alyce’s Skin and Hair class over at Kit and Clowder. Let me just say the classes are wonderful. I am so much happier with my colouring and it is so much more fun making cards with images I have coloured myself now. I might even have to get rid of most of the pre-coloured toppers I’ve got!

Today I have decided to put up a card I made today. That is the second time in a short while I’ve been so eager to put up what I’ve coloured that I’ve taken a photo and added it to the blog straight away! Funnily enough, the previous one was also a blue winter card… Any guess what I love making most… lol.

I have used a Wee Stamps image, by Sylvia Zet, called Iris. I have coloured her in with copics with various B00s, Cs, E40s and E00s. The doily is from Papermania, the brown paper is from Tim Holtz, as are the snowflake die and the blue distress ink. The lace is from a local shop and the ribbon from a site where I ordered a dress.. The blue paper is from Papirdesign and the flowers are, as always, from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also added some dark blue glitter to the frantage.


Here is a close-up of the coloured image:


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbon – Christmas with Ribbon
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes
Copic Marker Norge – BlĂ„ Jul (2nd entry)


For my sister

This is the birthday card I made for my sister earlier this year. I let her have some requests as such and what she listed was aqua and pink colours, Victoria secret themed and bold.

I instantly regretted asking, but what could I do but try to make something along those lines. I decided on a cute fairy, by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary and coloured it in with copics, and added sparkles and liquid pearls to the wings. I have coloured a couple of images since which is an improvement, but I was quite happy with this when I did colour it in. Everything is a learning curve, right? (I really must get cracking on those colouring classes I bought soon after I coloured this image!) I punched out loads of butterflies using the Tim Holtz die in various aqua and pink papers and used rows of pearls to give them bodies. I used a deep pink, almost red to frame the various elements and punched out S and V, my sisters initials coincidently! I have used flowers and big pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace I believe I purchased at Bikuben and the ribbon may be the Hobby House.



And a close up of the colouring:


I have entered this card into the following challenges:

ppinkydolls – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays – Anything Goes
card and scrap – brug blomster


Red headed fairy

Time for another card where I coloured in the image myself. I have made a few more of these lately, compared to earlier in the year. I have yet to get cracking on Alyce’s wonderful colouring class, but the plan is to do some this weekend!

Anyway, the image I decided to colour is a Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps image. I figured I’d go out of my comfort zone and give her a completely different hair colour, so I chose red, as it’s reasonably close to normal, heh. I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from a local shop, dies and punchers by Tom Holtz, QuicKutz and Martha Stewart, and the sentiment is by Kort og Godt. I have used paper from a Tim Holtz pad for both the pink and teal colours.