Monday, 19 November 2018

SSS Flickr Challenge "Let's Color" 3

For my third card as GD for the SSS Flickr Challenge, I kept things really simple with easy colouring using Prismacolor crayons.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Christmas Tag

I'm joining in Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  My first is inspired by Tracey herself on Day 12, which is the tag for the Muse Challenge too!

My entry for ...

... The 25 Days of Christmas Tags

... Muse Christmas Challenge : Botanicals - trees, mistletoe, holly. I hope my palm trees count! 

Friday, 16 November 2018


I was so inspired by Therese Calvird and her highlight cards. I could use this technique with all my solid shaded stamps!  Therese had used Versafine Smokey Grey for her images, but when I used the same colour I got a much darker colour. So I changed up the colours.

I embossed my sentiment in gold to match the gold liquid pearls in the centre of the flowers.

My entry for ...

... Paper Players Challenge : Colour. I hope the gold is ok for the saffron colour.

Holiday Trimmings

Such fresh Christmas colours - gives such a frosty feel!

I added some diamond sticks and Nuvo Aqua Shimmer to give some sparkle.

My entry for ...

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Love, Joy & Peace

Playing with NBUS ... Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge! Paired it up with a few of the Poinsettia's from SSS Poinsettia Parade and the lovely sentiment from Penny Black.

SSS Flickr Challenge "Let's Color" 1 & 2

I thought I'd share the first 2 cards I did for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge.  Both of these use the Sketch Flowers set but with such different results.

Firstly, I went with white embossing powder and coloured with Distress inks as watercolour. I cut out the one side so I could have an embossed background peeking through.

For the second one, I used Platinum embossing powder. Coloured with Copics - only 3 colours W1, W2 and W3. 

Come over and join in the fun.  Plus you can also join in Kathy Racoosin's 30-day colouring challenge at The Daily Marker.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A day of Sunshine

We have a new challenge at CASology Challenge.  This week's cue word is Glass.

I hesitated between wine bottles and sunglasses, and finally chose the latter. This little bird from Hero Arts is just so sweet.

I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses frames.

And popped everything up for lots of dimension on such a CAS card.

Pop on over to be inspired by the rest of the design team.

Sue Symens
I will also enter this to ...

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Flowers and Berries

While scanning through my Christmas stamps, I cam across this lovely poinsettia flower from Magenta which hasn't seen ink for quite some time. And then it all came together step by step...

  • stamped, embossed and watercolored with distress inks
  • wanted a gold border
  • decided that the kraft brown looked lovely with the watercolour
  • needed to add a red border to make the gold one stand out
  • embossed the kraft to give some texture
  • wanted to add some beads to give the idea of berries

My entry for ...

... Fusion Challenge : Wine O'clock I went with the sketch, and a little of the photo (natural colours with a touch of red, some berries)

... CAS Watercolour Challenge : Christmas Florals and/or Greenery

... Addicted to CAS : Make your Mark

... CAS Mix Up : Embossing folder + stamping + your choice

Friday, 9 November 2018

Simon Says Stamp Colouring Flickr Challenge

I am so happy to be a guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge this week. The theme is "Let's Color" in honor of Kathy Racoosin and her 30-day colouring challenge at The Daily Marker. So you can enter 2 challenges at the same time!

I decided to do 3 different ways of colouring : 
  • Distress inks as watercolour, 
  • Copics and 
  • Prismacolor pencils
Here are some sneak peaks ...

Set of Kindness Cards

I've had this set stamped up and sitting there in the stash of unfinished cards for months! I've finally got rounded to colouring them with Copics.

I had stamped them in Memento Rich Cocoa. I should have noted which Copic colours I used in each, but I forgot. Sorry!

I love the peach and red combination.

This is most probably my second favourite.

Tried with different colours for the flowers and berries.

As I love blue and brown, I gave it a try, but I didn't have enough colours.  I think I should have gone with the more turquoise tones.

Here is the full set. Which do you prefer?

My entry for ...

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