Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Light Up Gingerbread House


As soon as I saw Betty's Gingerbread House from Simply Betty Stamps I knew I wanted to play with my chibitronic LEDs again and give it a light up window....those elves have orders to get done for Christmas and now there's no 'low light' excuses. 


It's such fun and reminds me of my high school days making circuits in my electronics classes. My Favorite Things have a great YouTUBE clip on how to 'light up' your creations HERE.

Copics Used
'Gingerbread' - E37,33,31,30
'Snow' - B000, B0000
'Sky' - B93
Reds - R89, R29, R27, R24, R22
Greens - YG67, YG17, YG13
Other - C4. C1, Y06, B04
Plus - white paint pen and clear glitter gel pen 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Downunder Elf Debbie in Non-Traditional Colours


There are 18 fun new Christmas images from Simply Betty Stamps in the NEW section of the store. The whole DT have been turned into Santa's helpers and this is 
Downunder Elf Debbie. It's great to have a Christmas image perfect for those of us who live in countries where it's hot at Christmastime. Today I've coloured her in less traditional colours but with a little hint of the traditional.

Along with all the DT elves there are also some stand alone Christmas elements and I'm having fun playing with one or 2 at the moment.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - RV66, RV55,RV52
Eye shadow - B01, B000
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Clothes - RV66, RV55, RV52, RV10, B04, B01, B000
Sand - YR31, YR30, YR24, YR21
Decorations - B04, B01, RV66, RV52

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas DT sELFies from Simply Betty Stamps


There are 18 fun new Christmas images from Simply Betty Stamps in the NEW section of the store. The whole DT have been turned into Santa's helpers and this is 
Downunder Elf Debbie. It's great to have a Christmas image perfect for those of us who live in countries where it's hot at Christmastime. Today I've coloured her in traditional colours but I'll be back later with a less traditional version. 

Along with all the DT elves there are also some stand alone Christmas elements and I'm having fun playing with one or 2 at the moment.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R29, R24
Eye shadow - Sakura clear glitter gel pen
Hair - E18, E15, E13
Clothes - C4, C2, C0, C1, R89, R29, R24, R22
Sand - E99, Y38, Y35, Y23
Decorations - YR27, Y19, Y02, YG67, YG17, YG01, R29, R24, R22, Sakura clear glitter gel pen

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Challenge me a Christmas Card - with Michelle Lupton & Friends


My friend Michelle Lupton is running a Christmas card challenge with friends and today I am playing along with her. Our challenge today is "Deck the Halls", you can check out Michelle's card for the challenge HERE.


I chose this gorgeous image from Teddy Bo to use because to me "decking the halls" is all about decorating the house up for Santa's visit, so I felt this image fit the bill. I also added some "boughs of holly"to the top corner as per the line in the Christmas carol. Sadly the Teddy Bo shop has shut down but I love the images I have and will keep playing with them.


Just for a bit of fun I also decided to experiment with my new chibitronics LED light up system to add a "glow" in the fireplace. The large sparklet acts as the switch to light up the LED when it's pressed.

Copics Used
Bear - R20, E49, E44, E43, E41
Clothes - C6, C4, C1, R29, R27, R24, R22, R21 
Carrots - G07, G02, E09, YR09, YR02
Plate of Treats - E18, E13, Y21
Fireplace - G07, T8, T4 , T2, 100, E18, E15, E13
Fire on the Vellum - R59, R29, R27, YR16, YR09, Y9, Y06
Background - E43, E42, E40, B000, B0000
Star Decoration - Gold paint pen, white and red glitter gel pan, 100

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Mug Swap Reveal Day & Blog Hop


It's time for the reveal of the Halloween Mug Swap organised by Betty from Simply Betty Stamps. We were given this fabulous digi called Witchy Brew to create a card to send to our swap partner. We were also asked to send along a Halloween themed mug and some other Halloween goodies. This is the card and mug I sent to my swap partner Lea Wilkin.


I created the decal on the mug using water slide transfer paper and this tutorial. I checked with Betty BEFORE doing this as I needed to check that it didn't go against her TOU. It's always a good idea to do this with these sort of techniques. I finished off with some glitter silver vinyl lettering I cut using my silhouette to personalise the mug. 


And below is the absolutely GORGEOUS card and mug I received from Lea and I want to thank her publicly for my fabulous parcel. I'm not going to show the goodies than came along with it as I don't want to make anyone jealous :) , although the 2 little rats were a fun part of the parcel, making me jump as they flew out of the pack as I was unwrapping it LOL. 


Check out the other blogs participating in the swap by following the Blog Hop list below....

Debbie Pamment {You are HERE}

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R29, R27, YR16, YR07
Eyes - C2, YG17, YG13, YG01
Hair - V09, V06, V05, V01
Clothes - R29, R27, YR16, YR07, Y08, C10, C7, C4
Spider - 100, YR16, YR07, YO8, V06, V05, V01
Cauldron & Brew - YG17, YG13, YG01, C10, C7, C4, C2

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Colour-Ween Fun for Simply Betty Stamps


Welcome to the second of my 2 cards for Simply Betty's Colour-Ween event for Halloween which is running throughout October. Betty created a set of 12 gorgeous Halloween images and then set a colour scheme for each one for the DT to follow. This is Monster Mouse and he's supposed to feature BLUE. The background paper is a digi paper but is sadly no longer available. The spider and leaf dies are from La-La Land Crafts.

You can find all of the new images HERE and check out our Facebook Page to see the DT's fabulous makes.

Copics Used
Mouse - R89, R24, R20, R11, R01, R00, C4, C3, C2, C0
Costume - B12, B06, B04, B02, B01, B000, C2, C0, Y19, Y15
Sack & Lollies - B39, B06, B02, 100, C4, C2, YG17, YR07, V09

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Tartan Wedding


I made this card for a cousin's wedding in The UK and I can finally show it to you as i know they've received it. The groom is Scottish and his family tartan was going to appear prominently in the wedding so I wanted to incorporate it in their card. I used a photo of his kilt and printed it out to create the background paper. I also printed a small version of it so I could cut out a "kilt" and layer it onto my image over the original suit pants lines. Colouring the lower leg of the pants in skintones adds to the illusion he's wearing a kilt - thank goodness most of his legs are hidden behind the dress. 

I used a Kaisercraft embossing folder on the white circle - it's called "Stone" but in this context I actually think it looks a bit like confetti fluttering around the newlyweds:)

The image is Geeky Love Getting Married from Make it Crafty - there's a whole series of these fabulous characters covering many of life's memorable moments.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - Bride:E43, E41, Y23, YR09, YR04 Groom:E18, E15, E13
Dress - B21, B0000
Jacket - BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70
Flowers - G29, YG17, YR09, Y38

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Colour-Ween Fun for Simply Betty Stamps


Welcome to my first of 2 cards for Simply Betty's Colour-Ween event for Halloween which is running throughout October. Betty created a set of 12 gorgeous Halloween images and then set a colour scheme for each one for the DT to follow. This is Vampy Vivian and she's supposed to feature RED - so even her bats are a little quirky wit their fresh new colour LOL. I have coloured her skin a little paler than I normally would, I believe vampires don't do so well in the sun and don't tan very easily ;) The background paper is a digi paper but is sadly no longer available. The spiderweb die is from La-La Land Crafts.

You can find all of the new images HERE and check out our Facebook Page to see the DT's fabulous makes.

Copics Used
Skin & Mouth - E00, E000, R89, R24
Hair -100, C10, 7, C2, R24
Clothes - 100, C8, C6, C4, R29, R27, R24, R22
Bats - R29, R27, R24, R22

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - October


 It's time for the next installment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given this gorgeous Fall image to use

This month's challenge was...
1. Use the colours orange, black, brown and cream
2. Include 1 designer paper
3. Include Leaves in your projects

You can check out all the entries and join in the fun over on the SBS Friends Facebook page HERE

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - YR68, YR15
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Eyes - C2, YG99, YG95, YG93
Clothes - 100, C10, C6, C4, C2, Y26, Y21, Y11. E49, E44, E43, E41. YR15, YR09, YR00, YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91
Wheelbarrow - 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, E39, E37, E23, YR09
Leaves - YG99, YG95, YG93, YR68, YR15

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #59

It's time for another challenge over at Aurora Wings and this time it's ...
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Today I'm using the gorgeous image Dark Princess I'm not sure I've achieved too much darkness - this gorgeous image has such a beautiful face but evil CAN be beautiful too - otherwise many of our favourite fairy tales wouldn't work with their stunning evil female characters.

 Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

You can find this image and more in the Aurora Wings Etsy Store or the Online Store.

Copics Used
Skin - C6, C4, C2, C1, C0
Hair - C6, C4, C2
Eyes - YG11, R24, R22
Flowers - 100, YG13, R39, R29, R24, R22
Feathers etc - 100, YG17, YG13, YG11, R29, R21
Skull - E43, E41