Sunday, 20 January 2019

Pencil practice

It takes ages to colour with  pencils and this one is no exception. It took a good few hours to get all of these layers down on the image. I used prismacolour pencils as I don’t yet have enough Caran D’Ache to get the effect I wanted for this little lady. She is a Candibean stamp that I have had in my stash for ages and I just fancied colouring her up to add to my 2019 Christmas cards collection. Her little dogs are so cute and I had one of these as a child. I am going to enter this card in to Di’s digi challenge where the theme is snow much fun.

New pencils

Every now and again I buy craft stash .... ok quite often! Sometimes something just gives you a wow moment and I bought the smallest set of Caran D’Ache pencils after watching a Jennifer McGuire video on YouTube. She has a lot to answer for! 😂 Anyway, she’s not wrong about these pencils being the “copics of the pencil world “ . They beat prismacolour pencils on every level being wax pencils and they don’t break like the prismas do, also their vibrancy and lack of wax bloom just put them on another level. I know I will have to buy a larger set at some point so had better start saving my pennies! Here’s a wee card I have made using the stamps that I also love by MFT.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Fairy Wings.

As we are now in January, I’m thinking of all those birthday cards I need to make for the special people in my life. This little fairy card will be going to my first cousin three times removed, who will be three at the end of January. I have used a Lili of the valley image called fairy wings, rose garden first edition papers and all the die cuts are magnolia dies, apart from the label shaped one which is a spellbinder die. The image has been coloured with promarkers and although you can’t see the glitter I have blinged it up with glamour dust and wink of Stella pen all over the dress. I have also used a craftwork card sentiment from that ever growing sentiment stash😉

Monday, 31 December 2018

With thanks.

Here is today’s card. It’s a thank you card for a family member for a Christmas present. I have used the lovely Lili of the valley stamp, coloured it with promarkers, used a sizzix Moroccan tile die and the papers are first edition rose garden collection.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Teddy going upstairs

So I am still playing with Christmas images and this one is from the Lili of the Valley set that I bought before Christmas. I haven’t had much time to play with these but now that things have settled down Imrind myself reaching for all of the goodies I bought that haven’t yet seen ink. I coloured this one with promarkers and used a memory box star die as an accent. It’s quite plain and simple for me, but love how this one has coloured up so well. I am determined to use up these sentiment banners that I had for absolutely yonks, but I’m sure that they multiply over night.
I’m going to enter this one in to the following challenges.

Owl 🦉 cuteness

So I just love, my favorite things stamps and the Christmas releases had me reaching for my purse and I had to have them! Here’s one I made. It has been coloured with promarkers and I made the background using my distress oxide inks, these are another of my favourite things. I just love what you can do with them.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Lili of the valley- Carol singing

Love these lovely Carol singers from Lili of the valley. I have coloured them with promarkers, used lawn fawn stitched border dies and some hobbycraft intricut dies for the snowflakes, which were a bargain!
I’m going to enter this card in to the following challenge

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Copics versus spectrum noir pens.

The image on the right has been coloured with spectrum noirs and the one on the left I have coloured with copics. Personally I prefer the copic coloured one as the spectrum noirs were not as easy to blend as the copics. I did use x-press it copic card for copics and Neenah solar crest for the spectrum noirs. Generally though, the price paid for spectrum noirs is cheaper than copics but you cannot buy the refills for spectrum noirs so as pens dry up you are a bit stuck. I also have some refill inks for a couple of the spectrum noirs but was horrified to find that that too has evaporated😡 so sorry spectrum noirs, you lose my vote!

Kit and clowder classes.

I love colouring, I confess, it’s so relaxing and immersing. I have been doing kit and clowder classes quietly for a while and have enjoyed the process without the commitment to have to create “ a project” with it. I have experimented with a range of media and here’s some work using kraft paper and prismacolor pencils. Tomorrow I’ll post some work with spectrum noirs versus copic. Which will win? X

A different phase.

I adore the lawn fawn and my favourite things stamps and dies. I haven’t stopped by here in years , but I signed in tonight and had this as an unpublished post. I was contemplating deleting the blog as I don’t use it anymore.....but now I saw these I thought that the delete button may not have been a good idea... I’ll wait and see what happens. Xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Harry Potter

Who doesn't like a bit of Harry Potter? When I saw this image a while back I had to buy it and I loved colouring her up, although badly in need of practice!

Pencil practice

It takes ages to colour with  pencils and this one is no exception. It took a good few hours to get all of these layers down on the image....