Friday, February 23, 2018

Wonderland Wabbit

This is Wonderland Wabbit by Sandra Caldwell and with Easter coming up I thought he would the perfect choice to start my colouring fun with Sandra's images. It also gave me the perfect excuse to use up some wacky patterned papers I had on hand LOL.

Copics Used
Rabbit - T8, T6, T4, T2
Eyes - Y18, YR09, R22, R21, R01, Y32
Hat - V09, V06, V04
Bow & Hat Ribbon - YG67, YG17, YG13, YG01 
Glasses - V04
Playing Card - E40, R89, R27 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ice Flower by Aurora Wings

With the Winter Olympics on at the moment Mitzi from Aurora Wings was inspired to come up with this stunning skating image called Ice Flower - of course the fact that one of her DT used to skate, as did my daughter, may have helped push her in the right direction ;) . I loved colouring her up - it brought back fond memories of time spent at the ice rink. I hope you like her too

Copics Used
Skin - E11,E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E29, E25, YR24, Y21
Costume - B37, B34, B21, V09, V06, V04
Skates -  C4, W7, W3, W2, W00, clear glitter gel pen

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #64

It's time to start another fabulous challenge at Aurora Wings and this time it's a funky.......

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No automatic alt text available.I did say it was funky didn't I. This time there are not only elements you can choose but colours as well - I've never done a BINGO challenge like this one before - it was FUN!  I chose to go down the middle column using both the elements and the colours. For glitter I used some glitter cardstock and some Stardust Stickles on both the image and flowers, which is less obvious in the photo but lovely IRL. For my die cuts there is a die cut rosette, a dragonfly and leaves. The layers are obvious ;)

The image I used was the STUNNING 'Veil of Petals' and you can find her in the AW Digi Store HERE or the Etsy Store HERE

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. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - B37, B34, B21
Lips & Eyeshadow - RV66, RV63, RV00
Hair - Y35, Y32, Y19
Flowers - Y35, Y32, Y19, RV66, RV63, RV52, RV00, B37, B34, B21
Leaves - G43, G40

Monday, February 19, 2018

Retro Release Fun with Simply Betty Stamps

It's soo exciting to see Betty has re-released some of the older collections from her store. I first used these images back in 2010, you can see my original cards below! These are from the Summer Emo collection but you can check out all of the Emos HERE. The Summer ones should be listed soon. These 2 are Surfer Christian and Summer London

Circa 2010
Circa 2010

Copics Used - New card ;)
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Sand - Y35, Y31, YR000
Hair - C4, C2
Lips - R24, R11
Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, 100
iPod - R29
Hair - E51, E33, YR21
Eyes - B06, B04, B01, C2, 100
Clothes - B06, B04, B01, E99, Y18, Y06
Surfboard - C8, C4, C2, C00, Y18, Y06, B18, B06, B04, B01, R89, R29, E99, E97
Bar - E43, E42, E40
Drink - YG99, Y06, R29 

Friday, February 9, 2018

New Release from Simply Betty Stamps - Greta

Check out this fun new monster from Simply Betty Stamps - this is Greta. There are 2 other new monsters in the range too - check them out HERE.

I loved colouring her appear to be pink and fluffy and then putting her on a strong black, red and white layout - it really makes her pop while keeping her soft and feminine.

Copics Used
Greta - R85,R83, R81, RV00
Eye - B18, B16, B02
Lips - R29, R27, R24, R22
Heart - R89, R29, R27, R24, R22

Friday, February 2, 2018

New Release from Simply Betty Stamps - Bianca

Check out this fabulous new image from Simply Betty Stamps - this is Bianca. There are 2 other new hipster girls {as in they are more bootylicious} in the range too - check them out HERE.

I loved colouring this gorgeous girl up. She reminded me of all the fun years I spent at the ice rink while my daughter was figure many fabulous years. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - Y26, Y21, E99, E97
Clothes - B97, B95, B93, B91, C4, C2, C00. V09, V06, V04

Monday, January 29, 2018

Baby Isla's Card

Two weeks ago today the daughter of one of my besties gave birth to a beautiful baby girl - little Miss Isla Grace. I was lucky enough to go and meet her and get a cuddle last week - she's absolutely adorable.

To celebrate her arrival I used one of my favourite baby images - from Saturated Canary - and added her to a onesie shaped card and wording cut on my Silhouette - it was a real labour of love.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E40
Eyes - B06, B04, C2
Clothes & Wings - E43, E42, E40, RV14, R89, R32, R30, R29, R24
Ground - E43, E42, E40

Sunday, January 28, 2018

New Release from Simply Betty Stamps - Bella

Check out this fun image from Simply Betty Stamps - this is Bella. There are 2 other new hipster girls {as in they are more bootylicious} in the range too - check them out HERE.

I turned her into a shaker card by cutting a frame around her. Some Winter branches and snowflakes add a textural element. A fairly simple card but still was a lot of fun to create.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E18, E15, E13
Eyes - C2, BG49, BG45, BG11
Clothes - V09, V06, V05,V04, C4, C2, BG49, BG45, BG11, E44, E43, E41
Snowman - B00, B0000, BG49, BG45, BG11, E59, V09, V04, C8, C6, C4, C2, YR16, YR09
Bird - V09, V04, E44, E43, E41, YR16, YR09
Snow - B00, B0000

Friday, January 26, 2018

Hubby's Golfer Card

Oops I forgot to post this last year - my hubby's birthday card. He enjoys playing golf regularly so I went hunting for a golfing image to use and found this one from Dr.Digi, this is Hole in One Hal. He was the perfect image to use for this year's card as hubby actually shot his very first hole in one earlier in the year. I paper pieced his clothes and added some shading using my copics. A little pearl is acting as his golfball, though I did have to explain that the the golfer in my family LOL.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E55, E37, Y21
Clothes - 100, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, E18, E15, E13, C4, C1
Clubs & Bag - 100, E49, E44, E43, E42, E15, E13, C10, C7, C6, C4, C2, C1

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Puppy Love

When I saw Tiddly Inks' new image Wryn Puppy Love I just couldn't help it - my heart just melted a little. But as I kept looking at it I realised the linework for the beagle puppy was fairly similar to my King Charles Cavalier Spaniel's outlines. Soooo, I had this crazy thought..maybe, just maybe...if I used the 'no lines colouring' technique I could disguise the beagle features with more cavvie ones...the colour tones and placement of facial markings, making the nose appear more 'squished', plus fluffy ears and tail. Even with my copics getting sticky while working on her ears I'm happy with the result.

Here's the original artwork...

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And here's my pup Holly, always my inpsiration...

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E51, E33, YR21
Clothes - B95, B93, B91, BG45
Dog - E18, E15, E13, C4, C2, White gel pen