Winter walk with friends

Keeping with the Christmas card theme, to get them all posted up. I delayed posting them at the start of December, as I didn’t want to put them up before giving them away, and then Christmas came around and I wasn’t online much for two weeks. Oh well. Time to catch up!

This one is made with a Sylvia Zet digital image. She has unfortunately closed down her online shop and her images are now only available in pre-coloured versions or rubber stamps. I wish I had paid more attention and purchased some more before she took the shop down.. Oh well. I have coloured it in with copics. The flowers are all Wild Orchid crafts, and I have used Martha Stewart punchers, glitter glue, frantage and various bits from my stash.card306_1

Sleepy dragon

It has been quiet from me the past few days as I have decided to do my Christmas shopping early this year. Well… start on it early anyway. So Manchester with its Christmas markets, Arndale Centre and Trafford Centre, as well as a trip to Blackburn is taking up most of my week! I have actually gotten a good start on the gift shopping as well, yey! Anyway, because there are Christmas decorations everywhere already, Christmas Carols played over the speakers and Christmas films on the TV, my card today is perhaps as far away from Christmas as it gets!

I have coloured in this adorable Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps dragon copics. The ribbons are from the Hobby House, the background paper is Papermania, the sentiment is Kort&Godt, the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and I believe the die is a QuicKutz one.

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The various bits will be linked up when I get back home at the end of next week!

 

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.

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Here is a close-up of the coloured image:

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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 – Blå Jul (2nd entry)

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.

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Berry fairy

I think it is time for another card where I’ve coloured the image in myself! This one is made with an image by Sylvia Zet and Wee Stamps. I have coloured it in with copics. For once I opted for a rectangular card, I don’t seem to do that many of those… I used lots of dies for a change, spellbinders, magnolia and I wish I could remember what the swirly one is called… if anybody is wondering, just pop the question in a comment and I’ll find out! The ribbon is by The Hobby House, the punchers by Martha Stewart, the sentiment stamp by Lili of the Valley. The various flowers, pearls and doily are purchased at Wild Orchid Crafts.

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This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Tuesday Throwdown – Opposites Attract (green and pink/red)
Card and scrap – Brug dies