Crafty Meraki night time Season’s Greetings

It is Tuesday, which means Christmas is only a couple of days away. Here in Norway we celebrate on the 24th. So yeah, Christmas is nearly upon us and I don’t think I’ve been less prepared than I am this year. Thankfully I had most of my Christmas cards made early, but a few last minute ones are made this year as well. Fully coloured panels seems to be how my last minute cards end up this year, because quick and easy doesn’t seem to happen when I have no time at all! Hahaha. The stamp set I have used here, by My Favorite Things, is a part of the Stacey Yacula collection and is called Christmas Cheer. I have masked the stamps together, but if you prefer die cuts, you can find the matching set here. As we are just past the darkest day of the year here, I decided on a night sky.

The panel is die cut using MFT’s Stitched Rectangle stax dies. There are other fun options as well, such as the Whimsical one. The text stamp is from the Flurry of Love stamp set and I used cardstock for that and the enamel dots to match the colour of the bunny’s fur.

Copics used: BV13, BV17, BV25, BV29, B0000, BV000, BV20, BV23, R22, R24, R29, E18, BG93, BG96, BG99, E97, E08, E19, E18, W1, W3, W5, T0, T1, T3, YR21, YR24, YR27, R30

Fox with presents

There’s be a lot of Christmas cards on the blog this month. In October and at the start of November I coloured up a few stamps, but I haven’t had time to make cards of them until recently. Hopefully I will have time to blog them all before Christmas, but as I don’t know how many coloured images I have laying around at the moment, it’s a bit hard to guess how many cards there’ll be!

For this one I’ve coloured up one of Lee Holland‘s stamps. This is in fact one of the very first stamps of his that I bought, but it’s taken a while to get it coloured up and onto a card! I’ve opted for my favourite blues, gave the card a wide border and used a chipboard from Make it Crafty which I coloured in to have a gradient effect. A few semi-transparent sequins scattered around and voila! card done!

Copics used: B0000, BG000, BV20, BV23, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, W0, W1, W3, T0, T1, T3, YR15, E97, E08, E19, E18, R32, R35, R39, N3, N5, N7, N9, YG61, YG63, YG67, G43, G46, E74, E79, Y32, Y38

Whimsy Fox Mom

There is a new  Whimsy Stamps release out today. Can you believe it’s July already?! I decided to dig out my pencils for this one and I also mirrored the stamp so the fox is facing right instead of left. This is my first attempt at fur using pencils, so although I’m not entirely happy with it I also know I should have semi-reasonable expectations, hahaha. I think it turned out alright, to be honest! The stamp is called Fox Mom.

I kept the card mostly simple, but added a cluster of die cuts from various paper scraps I had laying about. A few enamel dots and a sentiment also from Whimsy Stamps which I coloured digitally to match the scraps of paper.

Foxy Marci

It is Monday again and that means it is time for another inspirational post for LLLC. The theme this time around is nature.

The image is coloured in with Copics. I used my favourite red hair combination for the fox face and her coat. I think that worked out rather well. Maybe it’s time I do start using it on something other than hair, haha. I’ve used various Bazzill and Maja Design papers for the card, printed a sentiment to go with the die cut word and coloured up two candi in matching blues to the dress.

All details and links on the La-La Land products will be found at the bottom of the post, after the photos.

The butterfly stands out from the card beautifully and I’ve decorated it with a string of pearls for the body.

Here is a close-up of the colouring.

Stamp:
Foxy Marci

Dies:
Happy Birthday
Triangle Lace Border
Two Butterflies
Three Christmas Trees

Copics used: (hat and coat) E08, E18, E19, E97, (fur) W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, (hair and boots) E71, E74, E77, E79, (skin) E00, E02, E04, E13, E15, (dress) B32, B34, B37, B39, (necklace) Y13, Y19, Y38