James Bear with Christmas cracker

It’s been a lot of clean and simple Christmas cards this year, and by a lot I mean that most of them have been CAS! So, I decided it was time for something different and proper traditional colours. It is my turn to show off something in the Christmas Calendar over at Copic Marker Norge today, and this is what I decided to make. It is perfectly reasonable to decided to make something with loads of layers that takes longer than CAS does when you have hardly any time at all, right?

Anyway, I used this adorable stamp from Lili of the Valley. I have a feeling I’ll colour it up again before Christmas, if I can only decide on which colour to use for it! I combined it with lace I got from Live and Love Crafts, Papirdesign paper and sentiment. Then I used some acrylic paint around the edges of the layers and some twine along with a gingerbread charm. And it’s obviously coloured up with Copics as usual. You can find the colours listed at the bottom of this post.

Here is a photo from the side you can see how the card is stood on a surface.

And another photo of the card laying down.

Copics used: (bear) E41, E42, E43, E44, (white) W0, W1, W3, W5, (yellow) Y11, Y13, Y19, Y38, (red) R22, R24, R29, R39, R89

Colouring video: Got the Wreath

December is here and that means that Copic Marker Norge is starting off the annual Christmas Calendar event. The first one out this year is… me! I’ve made a colouring tutorial for the first day. In the video below you can see how I’ve coloured up the Got the Wreath stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Right now (through 12th December 2018) Mo’s having a discount as well. Read more about that here.

So, here’s the video. The audio for this one is in English.

If you’d rather view the video directly on You Tube, please click here.

Here is the card I made with the finished colouring. The patterned paper and the sentiment are both from Papirdesign.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, R20, R22, (brown) E71, E74, E77, E79, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, G99, (red) R22, R24, R29, R39, R89, (jeans) B91, B93, B97, (grey) W1, W3, W5, W7, (background) Y000, YR00, (light grey on the hat) C1, C3, + a white pen

Magnolia snowfall

It’s time for some midway inspiration at Copic Marker Norge. I’ve been inspired by the purple hues and coloured up a Magnolia stamp with Copics of course and used this lovely sentiment from Papirdesign.

Copics used: (purple) V12, V15, V17, V09, (brown) E71, E74, E77, E79, (hair) BV23, BV25, BV29, (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, R20, R22 (ground and whites) W0, W1, W3, W5, (sky) BV20 + white pen

Huldra snowman

I got invited to a crafting retreat this autumn quite last minute and this is one of the cards I made there. One of the other ladies there inspired this card as she’d made a beautiful mosaic background with leftover green papers. I simply had to lift the idea and made a card of my own with the same technique. I really quite like it!

Helt i siste liten fikk jeg en invitasjon til Hønetreffet som arrangeres årlig på Hønefoss, og jeg takket selvfølgelig ja! En produktiv halvannen dag var resultatet, og der ble jeg også spesielt inspirert av et kort som en annen treffdeltager (arrangøren) lagde. Hennes var grønt, med restepapir, mens jeg gikk for mine vanlige vinterfarger.  Jeg hadde jo ikke brukt noe som helst papir så langt, så da var det å skjære av striper på nye ark, og jeg er kjempefornøyd med resultatet, så det kan fort komme flere kort med mosaikkbakgrunn fra meg!

The papers are by Maja Design and Papirdesign, and the stamps are both from Huldra Designstudio. I love the sentiment. It reads: A snowflake is the butterfly of winter.

Begge stemplene er fra Huldra Designstudio og jeg synes tekststempelet er veldig fint! The papers are from Maja Design og Papirdesign.

Copics used: B91, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5, R00, R20, E71, E74, E77

Wintery hugs

It is time for some mid-way inspiration for the current Copic Marker Norge challenge. It’s moodboard themed as usual and this time I was inspired by it being nature as well as pink and grey hues. I opted for making a rather simple card, keeping the colours and its colours in focus. The image is by Mo’s Digital Pencil and is called Ragged Winnie.

The text has been made using Distress Oxide inks and some Huldra Designstudio sentiments. Oh and the frame? That is Maja Design paper.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E53, E55, E57, E59, (pink) R81, R83, R85, R39, (grey) N0, N2, N4, N6, N8