31. Happy New Year, and how dots make a difference

First off I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Go easy on the bubbles with the children around, and take a moment to remember all the good things that happened to you the past year before fretting over a new one. I hope the new year will bring you creative moments and great memories that last a lifetime!

Today I have a simple card I was challenged to do. Well, two, actually. It seems fitting to add today, the last day of the year. It is definitely the day to get the bling on! The challenge I was given, by a fellow Copic Marker Norge design team member, Kjersti B., was to make something metallic. I decided I should try colouring in metallic, and for some reason picked an image with loads of folds in the dress and funky hair. Why not doubling the challenge, right? Oh, and I asked if I should make it sparkle or not, so when she let me choose I decided to do both…

Anyway, here are the finished cards. I’ve used glittery paper around the image on the non-sparkly one, but kept it without embellishments etc. I think the colouring turned out alright as well. It wasn’t too difficult colouring up something metallic. I’ve used an image from Make it Crafty, called Girl with Glass Slipper.

So what about the glittery one? Well, I used the exact same colours for the dress, but I added a whole bunch of dots everywhere. It really sparkles, doesn’t it?! Throwing a lot of dots in the mix can really transform a dress!

Copics used: (silver) C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (purple on card 1) V12, V15, V17, 100, (red on card 2) R22, R59, R89, W9 + two different white pens.

The bottom card has been entered into the following challenge:

Make it Crafty – Sparkle


Thank you so much for picking my card!

Black and white

My boyfriend’s birthday today, so I wanted to make a special card. I couldn’t post it until today though, it would hardly have been surprise if I’d put it up early! After rummaging around my stash for a while, I spotted some different type of paper I’d never used before and ideas were forming immediately. Black, white with greys and silver! Now that was certainly something I hadn’t done before and it was a challenge indeed to shade the stamp in greys, not using any other colour at all. What fun it was, though!

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Two more green Christmas cards

I keep walking over to my hobby corner, wishing I could sit down and make a card or two. But as soon as I get there I think of the amount of curriculum I have to get through and keep walking to my desk to force myself through yet another chapter. Hopefully this urge to make cards will last until I have an hour I feel I can spare.

This post contains yet another pair of cards I made about a month ago. As the first pair, they are both green.

Christmas - Girl with dog   Christmas - Dog posting letter

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Making Christmas cards

The signs have been appearing all over the city; the trees, stores, windows and walls are all preparing for what is about to come. The increasing mountain of books next to my desk indicate the same. Exam season is approaching; Christmas is only a month away.

Because of this ridiculous amount of said books, I have already made a fair few Christmas cards. Pairs of Christmas cards, in fact. With limited time on my hand and many people I’d like to give cards to, the easiest way was to make two cards per card design. This is why each post leading up to Christmas will feature two cards; the matching pairs. Unless of course I miraculously get more time on my hands and make singles!

This post contains the first pair:

Christmas - Girl waiting for santa   Christmas - Teddy with presents

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