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Paper Nest chickens

About a month ago Christine of Paper Nest Dolls asked if I’d like to make a card for her. Of course! I’ve seen her cute images around for a while, just never gotten around to colouring any of them. This was the perfect excuse! I picked this adorable image with three little chickens. They’re great, aren’t they! It is called Little Chicks Emma.

The papers and sentiment are by Lili of the Valley, flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts which is also where I purchased the lace. The image has, as usual, been coloured up with my Copics.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, (hair) E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, (chikens) Y000, Y04, Y08, (dress) Rv00, R22, R27, R81, R83, R89, Y000, Y04, Y08, C1, C3, G40, G82, YG03, (grass) YG03, G82, G94, G99, (sky) B0000, B000, B91. And a white gel pen.

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I have some very exciting news.. I made it onto the Copic Marker Norway design team!! Can’t you believe it?! I primarily sent in the application for the DT call hoping that perhaps they would consider me next time around, and I actually made it onto the team! I am so chuffed! I am very much looking forward to working alongside such talented ladies and maybe inspiring people a little on my own along the way.

Today there is a new challenge at CMN – use dies. I went completely overboard on the dies using a ton from Noor Design and the card template die from GoKreate. The image I chose is by Ching-Chou Kuik, called Love, and (obviously) coloured with copics. For once I also cut the image out by hand! I decided to go with pinks for a change, because it was mother’s day here yesterday and it seemed to fit perfectly. The papers are Lili of the Valley and First Edition Paper. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the dark ribbon.

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Copics used: (hair) E31, E34, E37, (skin) E000, E00, E11, E04, R22, (dress) RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89, white pen (flowers and leaves) Y04, Y08, YR07, R89, G82, G99

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik’s FB group – Romance
Noor Design UK – Love
Live and Love Crafts – Love is in the air
Cute Card Tuesday – Sweet Valentines
The Ribbon Girl – Anything Goes (card)
Ching-Chou Kuik Blog – Love

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Oh my, what a wonderful surprise. My card was chosen for the Artist’s Choice Award at Ching-Chou Kuik’s blog! Thank you so much!

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Golden Art Deco

A while ago I went to a Range store in Essex, England. I found some gorgeous art deco images with matching accessories: papers, feathers, flowers, greetings and so on. Here is the first card I made using some of the bits I purchased. I used the newly acquired image, greeting and black feather, some old black lace I had laying about and some papers. I distressed around the edge of the white card blank and folded a corner down on the background paper. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The photo has a yellow tint to it, so it’s not quite as yellow as this looks.

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