Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Go Wild

I got asked to make a card for my friend to give her friend who is turning 60 and having her party at the Zoo.  Yvonne saw this card of mine and requested something similar. 

I decided to make a Box card so I could add some other animals

I used a dark grey base for my box and printed some freebie patterned paper.  The stamps are a freebie set I got in August last year,  I die cut a circle for the sentiment.  I used my ScanNCut to cut out the images once I had finished colouring them with my Copics.  Added some MFT DieNamics leaves and a punched layer of grass.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A little Love Note

It's my day for sharing at Die Cut Divas and I have a little Love Note to share.  It is a little 7.5cm x 5.75 cm card. 

I used our sponsor - Hero Arts - products.  The stencil is called Swirl and I sponged with pink inks and the heart is from Yes StampNCut set.  A few clear Nuvo drops to finish.

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, February 12, 2018

A wet weekend.

NB- Photo Heavy Post

It's been a very wet February here in Auckland.  This last  weekend was extremely wet.  So where was the best spot to be.. in the craft room.  I had a few orders to do.  So here is what I got done. 

First up - a card that was actually made last week for a colleague who is going onto Maternity Leave.  She is expecting a little girl

This is my favourite Mo Manning digi stamp.  It's called "Hush"  I used Prismacolor pencils to colour it in. 

Next was the first of 2, 21st cards

I used a Bugaboo digi image with a computer generated sentiment.  I used a Tim Holtz die in the corner and added a punched border

and here is #2

This one was inspired by a card on Pinterest (by Loll) I used a Spellbinders die to make my frame.  I die cut four from white card and one from glittery fun foam.  I also used the fun foam to die cut the 21.  The flowers are an older Hero Arts stamp which was white embossed and then I used some Altenew pink inks to sponge on.  Added some Novu Drops to the centres. 

My next card is one I made for my NZ card group swap.  The challenge was set by Suna, and was to make your own background. 
I made by background by stamping the second layer of the Altenew flower in a pale grey.  I then stamped all layers of the flower and added some accents with my colour pencils.  I die cut all the elements and stamped the additional bunch of flowers.  This is now on it's way south to it's recipient.

Next up is a card order from one colleague for another colleague who is going through a really bad time at the of her family members is currently fighting cancer with not a good outcome predicted. 

Using a Catherine Pooler stencil with some Altenew inks, a Spellbinders die, a MFT dienamics leaf, a Prisma flower and a sentiment from Rosie's Studio

Well, if you have made this far, I thank you.  Hope you had a chance to getting your craft on over the weekend. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

New Challenge at Southern Girls - 3 or more patterned paper.

It time for Team Trace to share our designs for another challenge at Southern Girls Challenge Blog. 

I chose to use a Teddy Bear from The Paper Shelter to make my card. 

I used the techniques I learned from a Kit and Clowder class to colour my teddy with Prismacolor pencils.  I then used my ScanNCut to trim him out.  I did fussy cut between the flower and the teddy.  I used a sketch I have previously used with three different patterned papers.  The hello die is from Catherine Pooler Designs and the friend is from the a Winnie & Walter set. 

Pull out your patterned paper and and come and join us at Southern Girls Challenge.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

January CCC Reveal.

I totally enjoy taking part in the monthly Card Chain Challenge (CCC) - I get to send a card to someone and then receive one as well.  Win-Win if you ask me.  

So January, I got to send a card to Jutta in Canada.  I chose to use the Theme - Unicorns

I used some PP that already had the unicorn printed on it.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from a Catherine Pooler set and added some sequins, and Sparkle pen and called my card Done!

I've been doing some more colouring and have now finished the January Kit and Clowder class image - apart from some highlighting around the image.

Reasonably happy with the results.  Not sure I got the horse shadows quite right... but will try again at a later stage. 

Take care and thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

More colouring....

I can't stop practicing with my Prismacolor pencils.  I did some more colouring on Tues morning prior to driving home.  It was my first time driving hubby's Nissan Maxima home on my own.   It took me an hour and a half.  The first part is on windy country roads then onto open motorway.  I admit to being a city driver!

Any way I got this piece finished and made into a card on Tuesday night

The flower is a Concord and 9th stamp and the sentiment is from a Kaisercraft set. 

As I was home alone Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I did even more colouring....

These are from a MFT set.   I have now cut them out with my ScanNCut and will use them on cards soon.  

And I did some more fur colouring on a teddy.  Here's a sneak peek at the colouring.  The card will be revealed on the 8th for my Southern Girls Challenge post. 

Quite happy with the fur on this one.   It is such a tiny image it was quite a challenge to colour.  See room for improvement but practice, practice, practice.....

I'm now back up at Mangawhai, having driven up after work today.  I'll be happy that hubby will be driving home on Tuesday.  Yes another long weekend.  Get used to short work weeks.... which it could continue!    Two full weeks then another  4 day one. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

A little Tea Mouse

Hi  It's my day to share at Die Cut Divas.  Our sponsor is

and I've used a cute little mouse in a tea cup for my card today

I'm taking some classes in using my Prismacolor pencils so I used them today on my little Mouse.  Still lots of practice required. 

Here is the WIP for my January class

I can highly recommend the Kit and Clowder classes - either the one off classes or the monthly classes (that's what I'm doing)

And be sure to join us at Die Cut Divas this month as well.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Magical Dragon - MFT Sketch challenge

I can finally enter the MFT sketch challenge as I now have two sets of MFT stamps.  I have a few of the older dies but finally got some stamps.  I stamped and coloured a few of the dragons from the Magical Dragon set and cut them with my ScanNCut.  This weeks sketch looked such fun I had to use one of them 

 I started by embossing my panel with a folder and used a Tim Holtz diffuser so I kept the centre circle free of the embossing.  Next I sponged on some green ink (Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt)  I die cut some green PP with two circle dies (one Spellbinders and one Simon Says Stamp)  I added some splatters of Gold Spectrum Noir glitter pen  for some added texture.  My little dragon is sitting on the sentiment strip.   Finished with some green sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

 I'm off for a mini break over the next 5 days.... I'm off work till Wednesday 31st, then again from after work Friday next week till Wednesday 7th.  There is a public holiday on Monday  29th so I've taken a days leave each side and then there is another public holiday on Tues 6th so I've taken the Monday on leave.... I like these mini breaks.  And then on Friday 23rd Feb, it's another day off for a Mystery Weekend away.   We have to be at the airport at 2.00 and only then will be find out where we are going in NZ.  Two nights away - flights, accommodation and car hire inclusive.  It was a gift from a company my husband has had dealing with over the years, as a farewell when he finished working.   A really nice treat that I'm looking forward to.  

Hope you all have a great crafty weekend.  Hoping to get some more colouring done while I'm at the beach.    Thanks for stopping by