Pencil flowers on kraft

Here is the very first colouring I did using pencils. It made its way onto a card thanks to Elin who suggested this layout, inspired by a card made by Colorfulcluttereddesk on IG two years earlier, and mostly remote-controlled the making of this card. That is a very fun way to make a card, by the way, and I suggest you give it a try!

It was during one of the 30 day colouring challenges that I decided it was finally time to dig out my Prismacolor pencils and give them a try. I didn’t even have a pencil sharpener… but thankfully my other half hurried to the shop once I was done with the big flower as it was no way I was going to finish the rest of the card without sharpening a single pencil!

The gorgeous flower is a stamp by Power Poppy. The polaroid die is by MFT Stamps, the big letters are chipboard by Make it Crafty and the sentiment strip is made using Mathia Design stamps. The text means “hi, we’ll miss you”.

If anybody has a particular interest in knowing which pencils I’ve used, then I have written that down somewhere, so just pop me a message.

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.

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.

Stamping layers and copics

One of the other stamp sets I bought from Altenew is a layering stamp set of a tree. I stamped it with three different Distress Oxide and then I coloured over it. I drew in some lines on the tree with a darker brown Copic Marker and then I added loads of tiny dots to the leaves in two different pink hues and a white pen before adding dots for the grass. And that is all it took really, together with the great sentiments from Altenew also. I think I will try this again soon!

10. Baby playing with the Christmas tree

Two weeks until Christmas and I have a very clean and simple Christmas card for you today. It features a totally adorable image I got at Make it Crafty and a text stamp from Panduro. To make the coloured layer stand out a bit more I’ve used foam tape. I think this was the best way to make the colouring stand out as the primary part of the card.

Copics used: (tree) YG03, YG67, G99, E43, E47, (decorations and pot) Y13, Y19, Y38, YR18, R22, R27, R59, E18, (boy) E000, E00, E11, W1, W3, W5, B32, B34, B37