Monday, 5 December 2016

Great Outdoors - Penny Black

There was another 30 day colouring challenge in November and I decided to colour mostly Christmas images this time, this is one and I have been trying to get them made onto cards so expect to see lots more during the month of December.

I enjoy the colouring challenge more than I can say, I was more organised in July though and used different companies each day. This challenge started after I had just arrived home from a Florida trip and my jet lag was horrendous and any sort of organisation was way beyond my abilities lol, still i took part and enjoyed it and thats the most important part.

Image: "great outdoors" Penny Black transparent set
Sentiment: Creative Stamper
Dies: Blueprints 13 from mft stamps

Skin - E000, 00, 11
Hair - E79, 77, 74
Coat and Hat - R89, 39, 37, N7
Scarf - B26, 23, R39
Snow - BG000
Reindeer - E49, 59, 57l, 55, 34, 31, R39, 37
Reindeer Scarft - YG17, 25
Baubles - B26, 23, YG17, 25, Y15, 11

Sunday, 4 December 2016

A Beautiful Baby Boy

We have a few baby boys due around here so expect to see a few cards over the next few months, its always exciting when a new baby arrives.

This is my goto design for new babies and I suppose once the little brothers and sisters start arriving I will need to change it but until then if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Image: "baby blanket" Clear set from Lili of the Valley
Papers: "baby boy" Nit Wit
Card: "green parakeet" Papertrey ink
Dies: Notched border, circle stax and stitched circle stax all mft and xxl stitched squares from Crealies

Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11
Hat and Onesie -
Blanket - YG13, 11, 00
Ground - E43, 42, 41, 40
Sky -  BG 11, 10

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Purrfect Kittens

My friend has two black cats, one short hair and one long hair. I have tried to recreate them on this card but they do look very dark in the photo where as in real life they are more dark grey than black.

Images: "you're purrfect" Clearly Besotted
Paper: "snap" Simple Stories
Sentiment: Papermania but not sure what set

Collar - R24
Pillow - BG18, 15, 13
Short Hair Cat - T7, 6, 5, R20, 00
Long Hair Cat - T9, 8, 7, 6, R20, 00, R24

Friday, 2 December 2016

Tis the Season to Prance

I am/was so upset when Clearly Besotted decided to take a break, I am such a big fan so I knew I had to get this set as I would be kicking myself later if I couldn't make at least a few cards with it.

I wanted the deer to be jumping but I used the wrong slider discs so he not only jumps he spins as well lol. I'm hoping to get the slider discs and make a few more, I also need to remember every card needs a Rudolph.

Image: "Let's Prance" Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: "Let's Prance" Clearly Besotted
Dies: Blueprints 27, Circle slider dies
Card: "cherry Cobbler" Stampin Up

Reindeer - E39, 37, 35, 34, 33, 31
Accessories - R89, 39, 37, 35

Thursday, 1 December 2016

I Hope Santa Spoils you Rotten

Last year I set myself the task of posting each and every day in December and I enjoyed it so much I'm going to try again this year.

Yet again the first Christmas cards I make are for my Florida friends, I try to get them made and sent early as I don't want them to not get them in time.

Last year one of them gave me a card with this little elf, of course I then needed the set lol.

I've made them fairly simple and almost flat as postage is quite expensive but they are worth it.

Image: Santa's Elves
Background: "candy stripes bold prints" Hero Arts
Ink: "electric red" and "jellybean green" both MFT
Dies: "stitched scallop basic edges" MFT

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair - E77
Red - R89, 39, 37, 35
Green - YG67, 17, 25
Holly - R35, 32, YG23
Gold - YR23, 21

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Stamping Bella Callista loves to Craft

I was colouring this image at a playday when Kelly said it was her favourite Stamping Bella image, so I decided to stop and colour it later and make it into her card.

Its a huge image and quite complicated to colour so it was done in stages. I knew the paper I was going to use so matching the colours was easy.

I have used retired card stock as it matched the colours perfectly, I kind of hope that stampin up re-release this colour as part of their main colours as its so pretty.

Image: "Callista loves to Craft" Stamping Bella
Paper : "here is happy" MME
Card: "raspberry Ripple" retired Stampin Up In colour
Dies: Blueprints 20, 13 and small scalloped circle stax all from MFT, Crealies inside out stitched circles.

Skin - E13, 1,, 00, 93
Hair - E55, 57, 59
Paints and Crayons - R27, YR07, Y15, YG23, G16, BG15, B24, BV13, V17, RV09, R85, 100, C7, E59
Teal - BG18, 15, 13
Gold - Y26, 23
Red - R89, 39, 56
Blouse - BG13, 11, 10
Ground - E43, 42, 41
Grey - N3, 2, 1, 0

Friday, 25 November 2016

Blue Pram

Phew almost finished the third birthday cards, only one more to go. I coloured this one at the same time as "another Purple Pram" I wanted to use the same papers and didn't want to have to match the colours again.

I'm still liking the colour scheme, I was going to use the turquoise to mount the card instead of the grape jelly but the letters didn't show up so I stuck with the original design and colours.

Image: "twins at two" Mos digital pencil
Paper: "promises" from Nit Wit
Card: "grape jelly" from MFT and "tempted turquoise" from Stampin Up
Dies: xxl stitched square and inside out circles both crealies, small scalloped circles from MFT, stitched hillside borders from lawn fawn, alphabet soup from memory box and numbers from papertrey ink

Skin - E21, 00, 000, 93
Hair - E55, 57, 59
Pram - B04, 02, 01, 00, W8, 6, N4, 2
Top - V17, 15, 12, 01
Trousers - B01, 00, 000
Ground - W3, 2, 1