Merry Christmas everyone!

Today is the day we celebrate Christmas in Norway and I have the honour of showing off a project for the last day of the Christmas calendar over at Copic Marker Norge. I spent forever and a half to decide on what to colour and eventually decided to combine two images from Mo’s Digital Pencil (singing elf Brynn and singing elf Wynn) and colour it up with no-lines. It went great until the very end where a great red blob threatened to ruin the image. Thankfully my stubbornness came in handy and I managed to fix it up reasonably well, so I don’t think you can see it too well know without knowing it’s there.

I’ve used paper from Papirdesign, a sentiment from Kort og Godt and then twine and ribbon and lace and a charm as well from various places.

And with this card I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, R20, (hair) E31, E34, E37, (white) W0, W1, W3, (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, (green) YG13, YG63, YG67, (yellow) Y13, Y19, (books) E41, E42, E43, (ground) C0, C1, C3, (sky) B60 + white pen

Pink and turquoise

1st of May already! That means it’s my turn to contribute with a bit of inspiration for this month’s Moodboard Challenge over at Copic Marker Norge! I’ve primarily been inspired by the colours here, and of course the flowers. I did contemplate pink hair, but opted for a pink dress instead. I really do love pink and turquoise together. I have no idea why I don’t use it more often on cards to be honest!

For this card I’ve used a stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. Isn’t she lovely? I’ve coloured it in with Copics as I always do and you can find the colours at the bottom of the post. I’ve used chipboard for the leaves from Make It Crafty, a background stamp (I’ve got to say it again, I absolutely love how I can now have a gingham pattern in any colour I fancy!) and dies from La-La Land Crafts, charm and twine from Kort og Godt and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made the sentiment myself.

As you can see from the photo below, I’ve added the image part onto foam tape and decorated the inside a little bit to match the colours of the front. I also made a matching box for this.

Copics used: (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair and basket) E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, (pink) RV52, RV55, RV66, R39, (green) YG00, YG13, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99, (white) C1, C3

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Kreativ Scrapping – #5 konfirmasjon
Simon says Stamp – Anything Goes
Scrap from your heart – #21 konfirmasjon

Blue floral ballerina

A very special co-worker of mine had her 60th birthday quite recently, so I wanted to make her a special card. She loves blue, and knitting, so they were two of the things I wanted to include. I also wanted to colour up something fiddly as I knew she would appreciate it. The stamp I decided to use is one of my favourites at Aurora Wings. It’s so pretty! Everything is coloured up with Copics and then I stamped a Noor Design flourish in pale blue around the edges of the image.

The papers are by Papirdesign, the charm by (probably) Kort og Godt, the flowers by Live and Love Crafts as well as Wild Orchid Crafts. The leaf dies and the scalloped circle are both from La-La Land Crafts. As the final touches I added some cheese cloth, transparent water drops and candi which I coloured in a matching blue.

Here you can see the card viewed from the side.

Here is a close-up of the colouring.

Copics used: (hair) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, (skin) E00, E04, E13, R20, (dress) B32, B34, B39

A thank you card

It has been a while since I coloured up a Wee Stamps image, so I thought I was due using one again. This super cute little girl is one of my favourites and this time I decided on a blue and purple combination!

The Kort og Godt charm, twine, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, various papers (Lili of the Valley and Pion Design for sure) together with a dash of acrylic paint and an embossed Papirdesign stamp make up this card. I made it for one of my co-workers as her leaving card and the text says thank you very much.

And here is another photo, just for fun.

Copics used: (dress) B91, B95, B97, B99, (hår) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (flower) V01, V05, V06, V09, (yellow) Y04, Y38, YR09, (floor) W1, W3, W5

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