LotV kids on swing

For today’s card I’ve tried something a bit different… I’ve drawn my own tree! I was inspired by the tree from Simon Says Stamp that I posted a card with a few days ago. It seemed a bit odd having the kids on a swing swinging from nothing, so I got my multiliner out and sorted them out a tree to swing from. I’m quite happy with how it turned out.

I made my own sentiment as well, which I printed along with the kids stamp. The kids on the swing stamp is from Lili of the Valley by the way. They have a few different versions of couples of a swing, and they’re all precious! I decided to just keep the card simple.

Thinking of you

When I spotted this stamp at Simon Says Stamp I simply had to have it. It’s a big and beautiful tree and an empty swing which is optional. I immediately thought it would be perfect for those hard to make “thinking of you” cards. When I have time to make a few I will do them up in different colours. It is so handy to have a few for when you need one and don’t feel like making any there and then. The sentiment says “thinking of you” in Norwegian. I put it on foam tape and added a little butterfly in matching colours to go with.

Stamping layers and copics

One of the other stamp sets I bought from Altenew is a layering stamp set of a tree. I stamped it with three different Distress Oxide and then I coloured over it. I drew in some lines on the tree with a darker brown Copic Marker and then I added loads of tiny dots to the leaves in two different pink hues and a white pen before adding dots for the grass. And that is all it took really, together with the great sentiments from Altenew also. I think I will try this again soon!

10. Baby playing with the Christmas tree

Two weeks until Christmas and I have a very clean and simple Christmas card for you today. It features a totally adorable image I got at Make it Crafty and a text stamp from Panduro. To make the coloured layer stand out a bit more I’ve used foam tape. I think this was the best way to make the colouring stand out as the primary part of the card.

Copics used: (tree) YG03, YG67, G99, E43, E47, (decorations and pot) Y13, Y19, Y38, YR18, R22, R27, R59, E18, (boy) E000, E00, E11, W1, W3, W5, B32, B34, B37

Reindeer games

It’s Friday and a fab one at that! I can’t believe it is Christmas next week. In less than a week even, as we celebrate on the 24! That means I know what I have to spend my weekend doing: making Christmas cards! I certainly don’t have time to make any other cards if I want to get it all done. My wrist has been acting up the past few weeks, but it seems colouring is fine unless I spend all doing it.. so yey! I don’t have to rush out and buy Christmas cards! Thank goodness! If you want lots of inspiration for Christmas in particular, pop over to see our creations at Tiddly Inks!

For this card I’ve used the adorable Reindeer Games and coloured it in with copics! Don’t you just love it?! Of course the card is blue. Is there any other kind I’ll soon start to wonder.. heh. I bought the lace at KaBoks, used Noor Design tree dies and a Martha Stewart snowflake puncher! Additionally I used a snow pen for the snow effect and a Panduro sentiment stamp.

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Copics used: (hair) E31, E34, E37, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (outfit) R22, R24, R27, R89, C1, C3, (reindeer) E42, E43, E44, E47