Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Aurora Wings Challenge #74


It's time to kick off the year with a new challenge from Aurora Wings and it's a favourite of many...

Image may contain: text that says 'Anything Goes'

I've used the gorgeus Dark Princess which is available in both the Digi Store or on Etsy. I hadn't realised at the time she's in the challenge banner too ;)

I know she's a DARK Princess but it's Summer here in Australia and with holidays, sunshine and blue skies I thought I'd bring a little bit of Summer into my colouring too. It just goes to show how fabulously versatile Mitzi's gorgeous images are. 

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
E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11, 100, C10, C6, C4, BG75, BG07, BG02, YR09, YR04, YR01

Monday, February 4, 2019

Three Cards from Teddy Bo


I was so excited when Teddy Bo & Co returned at the start of the year and couldn't wait to start colouring up some of the new cuties. These guys are some of my all time favourite bear images. 

In all the excitement I forgot to post them here on my blog - so apologies for posting them all in one go!

The first one is TeddyBea_281. Don't you just LOVE that large draped heart?!?!!
Copics Used
E49, E44, E43, E42, E40, E15, E13, E11, R89, R27, R24, R21, R20, 100, W4, W2, W00, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, YR27, Y19, Y15, white gel pen


And this nursing cutie is TeddyBea_029
Copics Used
E44, E43, E42, E41, E37, E33, E30, R27, R24, R22, R20, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0, C00, B06, B04, Y28, Y26, Y21


And lastly this one is Little Drummer Boy Bear.
Copics Used 
E99, E97, E44, E43, E42, E40, E18, E15, E13, R20, YR65, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, 100, C6, C4, C2

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - February 2019


My humblest of apologies - this was meant to have been posted a week ago but then life just got in the way!

For our first progressive challenge of 2019 Betty threw the DT a curve ball - she gave us a Christmassy image but the challenge was to use NO RED AT ALL - not even on her lips!!! This gorgeous image is called Peppermint Betty and I managed to complete the challenge by going monochromatic, in sepia tones. 

If you want to check out the rules and the other inspiration to join in, you can check out the Facebook post HERE.

Copics Used
E99, E97, E49, E47, E44, E43, E37, E11, E04, E00, E000, YR02, YR01, white gel pen 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card - Holly Jolly



Last year my friend Michelle Lupton asked me if I wanted to play in her .....


I had so much fun last year that I didn't hesitate when she asked me to play again this year. Our theme for the post today was "Holly Jolly" which was open to lots of interpretation. I chose to use this gorgeous image called "Christmas Mouse" from Whimsy Stamps. He was a freebie on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page and I just couldn't wait to colour him up. By framing him with some die cut Holly I managed to fulfill the challenge brief. I can't wait to see how Michelle interpreted the challenge - you can pop over and check out Michelle's post with me :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #73


It's time to showcase my card for the latest challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenges. This time our theme is.....

Image may contain: text

I've used the absolutely STUNNING Christmas Mermaid for my card. She has a sea based Christmas tree to pop her gift under with a fishing net tree and a star fish topper. And of course pearls are the perfect decoration along with 'sea glass' rhinestones (OK that last was a stretch but at Christmas who cares LOL).
I've also made her shimmer as if she's wet by using a glitter gel pen. You can see it better in this picture - it looks lovely under lights along with the gold glitter and sparkle from the rhinestones!

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
E99, E97, E18, E15, E13, E11, E04, E00, E000, R39, R27, R24, R22, R20, R11, Y38, Y35, Y04, YG3, C4, C2, C00

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It's Time to Take the Christmas Express


Halloween is over and it's time to start with Christmas over at Simply Betty Stamps. This cutie is Christmas Express Jude from the Steampunk Christmas Teens set. I had so much fun colouring this guy and his train full of goodness up. Maybe it's because I have a son and it's wonderful to do something a little more masculine, or maybe it's because I just love anything Christmas.

Copics Used
Train - 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, E99, E97, Y19, Y11, Y04, YG67, YG23, YG01, G29  
Jude - E11, E04, E00, E000, R39, R27, R24, R22, R20, R11, YG67, YG17, YG23, YG01, B97, B93, B91
Gifts - E99, E44, E43, E40, Y19, C4, C2, R27, 100, G29, G67, YG23, YG17, YG01  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #72



It's time to showcase my card for the latest challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenges. This time our theme is.....

Image may contain: cloud, sky, text, nature and outdoor

I simply love this gorgeous image called Skull and Roses. I was released in September and this month's theme was the perfect time for me to colour it up. I created the frame last year sometime and have used it so many time as I can upload digital papers or images behind the opening and other images or sentiments on top. Such a quick way to create a gorgeous single layered image.

Here it it for you to download if you wish :) It's a .png with the central area cleared and a wide frame around it. Just click on it and save for use later. 


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
Skull - B0000, W3, W1, W00
Leaves - YG67, YG23, YG01
Roses - B000, V09, V06, V04, V01

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dancing Halloween Night Away


Today it's my turn to again showcase a little more Halloween magic from Simply Betty Stamps. I had such fun colouring up this image and popping it onto a card. The image is called Skeleton Dance Betty  I tried to give her a gorgeous sequined dress using lots of white gel pen dots. I can just imagine it glittering in the moonlight.

The background forest was done using a series of Poppycraft dies, while the spiderweb and ghosts were cut using La-La Land Crafts dies.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E59, E18, E15, E13, E11
Eyes - C2, YG67, YG17, YG01
Lips - R27, R20
Clothes - 100, R59, R27, R24, YR04, Y17
Skeleton - 100, C4, C2, BG11

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

It's nearly Halloween


This month the Simply Betty Stamps DT girls are going to be counting down to Halloween using some of the fabulous images from the SBS Store. I'm going to be bringing you my makes every Wednesday and today I'm kicking off with a fun little circular notecard using The Raven & The Skull.

Copics Used
Bird - C10, C8, C6, C4, YR09, YR02, YR01, B05
Skull - C4, C2, C00, Y32, E51
Candle - YR09, Y26, Y23, Y18, Y04, Y00 
Flowers & Leaves - YG23, YG21, YG17, R89, R27, R24, R22

Monday, October 1, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #71


This month over at Aurora Wings the challenge is to be........

Image may contain: sky

My card has been inspired by the gorgeous Siren image and the myth of the Siren's Song. It may be an obvious choice but then it was also the perfect excuse to colour up this gorgeous image.

I wish you could see the way this sparkles in the light - it adds to the ethereal magic of the image. I sparingly used a glitter gel pen to give her that sparkle.

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
Hair - E09, YR09, YR2, YR01
Mermaid - YG23, YG21, YG17, YR09, YR02, Y15, BG15, BG13, BG11
Sea - B45, B39
Sky - B000, B0000