Friday, December 29, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Love at Christmas

Decided to make a Christmas card with this adorable image and love the way it turned out. I nearly didn't make it as I decided to have a break and spend time with friends and family this month. Time just seemed to fly and then Christmas and now nearly New Year. Also had to fit in my 70th birthday on the 16th Dec and our 49th wedding anniversary on the 27th Dec. It's been hectic. 
The card is cas as the image and sentiment says it all. The hat is one of Gerda's and is perfect for this cute bunny. The sentiment is mine and says what Christmas is all about for me. I used copics to colour and printed the sentiment on the computer. Nice and easy.

Bunny: E01,31,35,37.
Hat: R27,37,89,N1,GB000.
Heart: R05,08,12.
Ground: N1,3.

The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge

Merry Christmas

Decided to have a break from my blog and concentrate on family & friends leading up to Christmas. Had most of my cards done and pressie organised so had plenty of time to catch up for lunches and dinners with people I don't see very often. Spent time going to the movies with my hubby and returned daughter and loved getting together with old work mates and just having fun. I was so busy I nearly forgot to make my card this month but here it is. One Christmas card done for 2018.

I kept it clean and simple by printing two baubles onto a card base and another onto a scrap piece of card. I coloured them all with copics and fussy cut the extra one out. I adhered it with mounting tape to the base then onto green card, then a grey card base. Added silver strips to baubles, Wink of Stella and some distress Evergreen Bough ink around edge and all done.

Baubles: N1,3,5.
Blue ribbon: B000,02,12,16.
Teal ribbon: BG11,13,15.
Green ribbon: G000,03,09.
Shadow: BG0000.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge

Moonlight Harvest

Cutting it close again but finally finished this afternoon. This was fun to colour but time consuming and happy it turned out so well. The image was coloured with copics, hightlighted the fence, cat, tree & pumpkins with a touch of white gel pen and adhered it to a narrow light brown piece of card then unto a dark blue card base. No sentiment as I didn't want to clutter it. May add one later. 

Moon: YR00,30,Y20,E40.
Sky: BV29,B21,32,34,37,39, White Pencil.
Cat: N1,3,5,7.
Pumpkins: YR12,16,18,68,YG93,95,97.
Tree & Leaves: E31,35,57,R05,12,YG12,21.
Fence: E15,18

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge

Fun at Christmas

Late, late late as usual but I did enjoy colouring this image for Gerda's monthly challenge. I reversed one image so they are facing each other and having lots of fun. That's what Christmas should be... Lots of fun and laughter.

Mouse: W00,0,1,3,5,R20,YR00.
Hat: R05,08,29,59,N1,3.
Gold Bauble: YR16,30,35,38,W0,1.
Silver Bauble: C0,1,3,5,W0,1.
Ground: E70,71.
Shadow: BG0000.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Actsa Artist Trading Card Monthly Swap


This is a sad post for me this month as this will be the last ATC for the monthly swap at Actsa (Act Stamp Association). The numbers have been dropping so it was decided to add it to the show and Tell group but there will be no swapping. For me the fun was getting a 1-4-1 swap and seeing the take others had on the topic each month. I guess I will have to find another swap. This ATC came together fast and gave me a chance to use an old favourite from Stamping Bella called Addy Tude loves her 'tins but it's no longer available. 
I coloured the image & background with copics and stamped the sentiment from the set on a separate piece of card, cut them out and used mounting tape to adhere them for dimension. Added glossy accents to the spectacles

Skin: E50,51,55.
Dress & Hat: RV06,09,R83.
Spectacles: W1.
Stole: C1.
Flowers: B23,YR07.
Martinis glasses:R000.
Background: B0000.
Ground: E17,31,57.
Stool: W3.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge

Sending Warm Fuzzies

Running slow late so short post today. This is my entry to this months challenge at Gerda Steiner's. Have a Friends birthday this month and she love critters so this months cutie was perfect. As usual I used copics to colour the image and made a clean and simple card. To give it a bit of dimension I cut a circle panel and mounted it over the image. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set called Everyday Sayings and I stamped it twice around the circle. The happy birthday and heart is one I have had forever I don't know what company it came from.

Raccoon: W00,3,5,7,9,N3,5,7.
Stump: E11,13,15,18.
Birthday Sign: E41,42,43.
Grass: YG23,67,G29.
Sky: BG000,0000,Co & colourless blender.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Actsa Artist Trading Card Monthly Swap


This month the topic for the monthly swap was foreign languages so it could be art, foreign scripts, culture etc. I decided to use this lovely digi from Little Blue Button Stamps and coloured her with copics to match the background I printed. It was a freebie from a magazine and has some lovely themes. I printed it twice so I could cut out extra cherry blossoms for dimension. The sentiment and the image were also adhered using mounting tape.

Skin: E0000,000,R20,01.
Hair: W5,7,9.
Kimono: R81,85,RV11,91,93.
Parasol: RV000,R00,01.
Flowers/Leaves: RV000,32,YG05,09.