Whimsy penguin with chocolate

Christmas is less than half a year away, so it’s time to start making those Christmas cards unless you want to make them all at once last minute! I’ve used my Pristmacolor pencils to colour up this adorable penguin by Whimsy Stamps. The Penguin Chocolate surprise stamp is available as both digital and rubber stamp.

I’ve embossed a Norwegian sentiment which means Christmas greetings for the whole family. A couple of transparent dots and a bit of matching paper and that was my card done. I do love the look of pencils on kraft!

Winter feeling

Happy New Year everyone! Boy, 2019 went by quickly! But it’s been a very good year with loads of wonderful changes. Can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring. Hope you all have a great one!

First day of the year brings with it a new challenge over at Copic Marker Norge. The theme is winter and snow so I’ve had fun with my usual blue and browns. As this new challenge is so close to Christmas, I made it a couple of weeks ago and turned it into a Christmas card. But if I’d been a bit late making it, then I would have put on a Christmas sentiment anyway to get a head start on this year’s cards! The stamp is by Mo’s Digital Pencil.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (blue) B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, (grey) N0, N1, N3, (tree) BG13, BG96, YR04, YR09, YR20

Out sledging

So many red Christmas cards as of late that I figured I’d show another blue one. This has quite a cold, winter feeling to it and the three bunnies are adorable. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley. I used some more of my Maja Design papers and my favourite lace, and kept the card rather simple again. I’m quite fond of this semi-layered, semi-simple card for Christmas this time. Keeping it layered, but leaving off a lot of embellishments.

Copics used: N-series, B90-series, BG90-series.

Feeding birdies

When I first saw this stamp at Mo’s Digital Pencil I just knew I had to have it. I love the kid’s expression, the long scarf and well, everything. The little bird is just too cute and I decided to colour it up as a robin. I drew in a half-frame on the sentiment side of the card and used a sentiment stamp from Norsk Stempelblad. It didn’t stamp as nicely as I wanted, so I decided to keep the stamp as a shadow and write over it with a thin pen.

I’ve used the B90s, E70s, BG90, the usual skin colours and various Ns for this card.

A wee winter fairy for Christmas

Today is my second day on the Copic Marker Norge blog this month for our advent calendar. You don’t need the most typical Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards. This, for example, gets most of its Christmas feel through the colours I’ve used on the papers. The cute stamp is by Wee Stamps / Whimsy Stamps and I’ve used various papers from Maja Design. I’ve used a text stamp by Norsk Stempelblad and ribbon bought at Panduro. The card shame is made with dies from Go Kreate and I’ve edged the pieces with white acrylic paint.

Here is a close-up photo of the colouring. I wanted to show you how the wings, ear muffs and snow looks. To get that effect I simply played around with various light coloured markers, but with a bit extra focus on blue, until I got it how I wanted.

Copics used: (skin) E0000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (green) BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, (red) R22, R24, R27, R89, (shimmer) B00, B02, YR31, V000, N1