Whimsy penguin with candy cane

Pencil colouring is fun! My next pencil colouring will actually be my 10th and yesterday it was a month since I first tried coloured pencils. Not many of them have made it onto cards though, only 3 of them, of which one of them have made it onto the blog so far. I find it quite different to make cards with craft as the base colour instead of white, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it soon!

This time I’ve made a Christmas card using a penguin with candy cane by Whimsy Stamps, it’s in the Crissy Armstrong collection. Isn’t he adorable? As I wrote in the first paragraph, I haven’t made many cards using my pencil colourings, so for this one I took a page out of Elin‘s book. She’s the only one I know who makes clusters of paper scraps like this and I like it, so I thought I’d try it myself. I think it works well for my card!

I use prisma color premier pencils.

Elephant birthday

On Tuesday, a friend and I decided that we were going to attempt the new MFT Stamps sketch challenge, no matter what it was, when the new one was out. That was yesterday. My card came along pretty nicely. I used some stamps I coloured up a while back and kept the same colour scheme for the rest of the card, using blue, turquoise and lime green Distress Oxide inks. I cut out the coloured panels using dies from MFT Stamps and the stamps are also from them as well, the Happy Hippos and Adorable Elephants sets. I finished the card off with a Norwegian sentiment, which means happy birthday, by Mathia Design (Hobbykunst) and a few enamel dots from Altenew.

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

MFT Stamps – Sketch challenge #490

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.

Eat cupcake and be happy

I’m trying to get quite a few of the images I’ve coloured up for the two(!) colouring challenges that Kathy Raccosin has been hosting on Instagram so far this year onto cards. I think it’s going reasonably well, but the pile is rather large so I reckon I’ll be at it for quite some time! For now I will try to have a blog post every other day. Sometimes I do wonder if I’ll ever get caught up and only have a few finished coloured images laying around…

As usual I’m keeping it simple. I cut a big of a stripy background and layered over my coloured panel. Then I found a chipboard I wanted to use, coloured it up and made a matching sentiment. A bit of coloured card stock for the card base and some enamel dots and voilà! The stamp I’ve used is from Alex Syberia’s Etsy shop and is coloured up with Copic Marker.

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.