Reindeer games

It’s Friday and a fab one at that! I can’t believe it is Christmas next week. In less than a week even, as we celebrate on the 24! That means I know what I have to spend my weekend doing: making Christmas cards! I certainly don’t have time to make any other cards if I want to get it all done. My wrist has been acting up the past few weeks, but it seems colouring is fine unless I spend all doing it.. so yey! I don’t have to rush out and buy Christmas cards! Thank goodness! If you want lots of inspiration for Christmas in particular, pop over to see our creations at Tiddly Inks!

For this card I’ve used the adorable Reindeer Games and coloured it in with copics! Don’t you just love it?! Of course the card is blue. Is there any other kind I’ll soon start to wonder.. heh. I bought the lace at KaBoks, used Noor Design tree dies and a Martha Stewart snowflake puncher! Additionally I used a snow pen for the snow effect and a Panduro sentiment stamp.

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Copics used: (hair) E31, E34, E37, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (outfit) R22, R24, R27, R89, C1, C3, (reindeer) E42, E43, E44, E47

Winter Wryn

Tuesday is Tiddly Inks Challenge day! That means today we have a new challenge up! I absolutely love winter and Christmas cards, so obviously I am loving the new Holly Jolly theme! Ideally the colour scheme should be green and gold, but I am useless in adding gold to my cards so I chose my favourite: blue! I chose the awesome Winter Wryn for my project. There are lots of great winter and Christmas ones to choose from in the Tiddly Inks shop, so it was hard to pick! Good thing I need to make lots of Christmas cards, eh? heh.

Lots of dies are from Noor Design, including the reindeer and santa one that I recently won in a candy. Yes! I won! I didn’t believe it at all, heh. I love it though. It is perfect to make the card christmassy. The border snowflake die is from Tim Holtz, and as I said, the rest of them are Noor Design ones which I jazzed up either by layering them, using fancy papers, or adding snow and dots! The paper is Papirdesign and Pion.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E97, (outfit) YG03, G40, G82, G94, (snow) C1, C3, C5, (sky) B0000, B000, B91, B93

 

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Noor Design – Winter Wonderland

Hello Mr. Snowman

My holiday is half way through! What would be more fitting than a card filled with snow, eh? I mean, it couldn’t be further away from the weather atm in Australia. It is time for a new Art by Mi Ran‘s Facebook group’s Anything Goes challenge, with bling as the optional theme. I was going to opt out of the bling part, but I changed my mind at the end. I used Mi Ran‘s gorgeous Hello, Mr. Snowman for this.

As usual I have coloured it in with copics. On the sky background I coloured it in with blue and painted over with white acrylic paint, just for fun! I used the paint around the edges on all of the backgrounds as well.

The dies are by Noor Design and Tim Holtz. I also used a Martha Stewart puncher. A few cones and 5 Wild Orchid Crafts roses with a bit of Live and Love Crafts lace made up most of the rest!

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Eirwen in the snow

Time for another Mi Ran progressive challenge! The name of this pretty lady is Eirwen. If you want to play along with us, simply go to our Facebook group to see all the details. If you don’t want to, then well, you’ll simply have to wait a month to get a hold of her in Mi Ran’s shop. Who’d want to wait that long, right?!

I took forever to decide which colour to do her dress in! As red was the obvious colour I wanted to pick something else. It was a fight between green and purple, and as you can see: purple won. I coloured it all in with copics.

For this card I decided to go with a lot of dies instead of a lot of flowers! All the dies on the left hand side are by Noor Design, whereas I have used a Tim Holtz snowflake die on the right and a Martha Stewart puncher for the branches. The papers used on this card are by Kaboks and Lili of the Valley. To jazz it up a bit, I’ve pained all the trees and papers with white acrylic paint to make it look like it’s been snowing. I also used white frantage on the image (which is hard to see on the white background in the photo, but it looks look on the actual card. I also added a hint of glitter to all the white puffy bits on the image. I couldn’t leave flowers off completely either, so I used a few from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Card making course with Tracy Payne

On Saturday afternoon I couldn’t shake the thought that there was something going on this weekend that I’d forgotten about. Suddenly it hit me: there is a big scrapping fair in the city, hosted by North Star Stamps, where Tracy Payne of Noor Design UK is visiting and doing courses. I’d forgotten all about it!! Oh no! I was gutted! I went to Tracy’s FB and typed a post along the lines of “Noooo, I forgot about your courses!!”. Then the sweetheart responded she had one spot left for Sunday. It was the class I had wanted the most as well! Did that make my weekend or what!! I am so happy. It is the first card making course I’ve ever attended, and I doubt it will be my last! The card on this post is what she had us making. Isn’t it the best?! I am so pleased I got to meet Tracy, she is such a lovely person!

A lot of the products is of course by Noor Design: the snowflake and mistletoe dies, the red tag, the stencils we used to cut out the window and card shape as well as the bricks, gesso and structure paste for the white elements. The papers we were provided with are by Pion, as is the adorable image. I honestly don’t know where the rest of the goodies are from, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you can get a hold of some of them at Live and Love Crafts!

And of course I made it home with a big grin on my face along with a few new goodies, including the wonderful window stencil and a few Noor Design dies!

One thing is for certain: this card is going up as one of my Christmas decorations!

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Here is a more detailed close up collage of the various elements:

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