Monday, April 16, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #66


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and this time it's....

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This was a fun challenge because it allowed the option to use a selection of colours to be used with the black & white rather than just one.

This week I was inspired to share a little bit of our Aussie Autumn with you and the perfect image to use for this was the Acorn Sprite. I love how the colour of the leaves pops out - reminds me of seeing a tree in full autumnal colour and how it makes the rest of the background pale. The 2 piece maple leaf die was a great way to embellish, colouring the veins in the same tones I used on the acorn leaf.

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
Sprite - C10, C8, C6, C6, C5, C4, C2, C0, C00
Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG05, YG01, Y06, YR21, YR12, YR09, R24

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Hipsters from Simply Betty Stamps


There are 3 new Hipsters over at Simply Betty Stamps and this cutie is Bernadette Bee. I thought it would be a cute idea to have her watering the very flowers that will provide the pollen for her honey collection. By die cutting the daisy border once in green and once in white I was able to cut the white flowers apart and give the whole border a 3D feel as well as tying it into the image with the daisy Bernadette is carrying.

Copics Used
Skin - E77, E37, E33, E31
Eyeshadow - E31, Y19, Y15
Lips - E31, R27, R22
Hair - 100, Y19, Y15, C10, C5, C4
Watering Can and Outfit - Y19, Y15, Y06, C10, C5, C3
Daisy - Y15, C4, YG17

Monday, April 2, 2018

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - March 2018


It's Time our third Progressive Challenge - MARCH Progressive IN April! Which means we will be having TWO challenges this month! The April Challenge will go up before the end of the month!!
At the moment this CUTIE pie is available for just $1! However, like last time she is only a dollar for a short period of time - until April 6th at 12 Noon PST! You can pick her up HERE.
And now for the challenge rules - using the image along with the sentiment (must show the sentiment):
1. Color Combo: Rainbow Sherbet; Lime, Raspberry, Orange, and Lemon, use those colors along with any other colors you like and have fun!
2. Please make a full project. 
3. Please upload to the Facebook album labeled March 2018 Progressive Challenge by the deadline.

Deadline: April 20th @ 6PM PST

THE PRIZE!!!
Guest DT for April! You will not only be given the next Progressive Challenge, but also up to 3 more images to work with for April.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, B39, B05, YG23
Lips - RV69, RV66, RV04, BV02
Hair - E19, YR68, YR12, YR09
Clothes & Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG05, YG01
Flowers - RV69, RV66, RV04, BV02, Y19, Y18, Y02, C4, YR68,YR27

Friday, March 30, 2018

Party Under the Big Top


For my last card using Ringmaster Fiona from Simply Betty Stamps I'm just using the background image. The idea of tents, popcorn and peanuts made me think of party time and what a great image this would be for a party invitation. I reckon it works...don't you?!?! 

Copics Used
Sky - B000
Boxes - C3, C1, C0, R37, R35, R32, B34
Peanuts - E37, E33, E31
Popcorn - Y11, Y02
Tents - YR16, Y18, B37, B34, B21, R37, R35, C3, C1, C0
Words - R37, R35, R32

Friday, March 23, 2018

Ringmaster Fiona from Simply Betty


It's time for me to show you my next card using Ringmaster Fiona from Simply Betty Stamps. This card features the character image with background. I gave her a sparkly vest and colourful costume which made her pop off of the B&W background.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, E99, YR14
Lips - V12, V09, V06
Hair - E29, E25, YR24, Y26, Y21
Clothes - V09, V06, V05, 100, E99, YR14, Y08, Y02
Background - C10, C7, C5, C3, C1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #65


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and it's one of my favourites....

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With so many adorable Sprites in the Aurora Wings collection there's bound to be one to suit any occasion you may need a card for. I've used one that was only released a few days ago - the Unicorn Sprite and you can find him at AuroraWings.com - JPG or PNG, or Aurora Wings on Etsy - JPG or PNG.

And just in case you want to take advantage of this extended deal through to 20th March, here are some discount codes for you to use.

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
Sprite's Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Unicorn Costume
Body - C5, C4, C2, C0, C00
Eye - E59, E39, E37
Mane & Tail - RV55, RV52, B02, B01, Y11
Hooves - RV55, RV52, RV10, B01, B00
Horn - YR27, Y19, Y11
Inner Ear - R20, R11

Friday, March 16, 2018

Popcorn Time!


It's time for some circus fun from Simply Betty Stamps and this is my first in a series of 3 projects using Ringmaster Fiona. This is the stand alone figure and I thought she would be perfect on a popcorn box. I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store to create the box and wanted to use fun and funky colours, perfect for a circus. The best part of this was cooking the popcorn, something I haven't done in ages and it certainly bought back fond memories and oh that yummy smell!!!!    

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20
Eyes - C2, YG67, YG17, YG03
Lips - E99, YR16, YR09
Hair - YR27, YR23, Y21
Clothes - YG67, YG17, YG03, E99, YR16, YR09, 100

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Aurora Wings Showcase


It's time for another fabulous Sprite release from Mitzi at Aurora Wings and these are all super cute - but then aren't ALL the sprites?!?!?!!?

I've used the new Easter Bunny Sprite and you can find him at AuroraWings.com - JPG or PNG, or at Aurora Wings on Etsy - JPG or PNG. It's been ages since I've spent time decorating eggs for Easter so it was fun to re-live those memories while colouring this fabulous image.

The other sweetie is the Unicorn Sprite and you can find him at AuroraWings.com - JPG or PNG, or Aurora Wings on Etsy - JPG or PNG.

Don't forget to check out all the AMAZING DT projects showcasing these cuties on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog HERE

And just to make to make the release sweeter here are some discount codes for you to use, and these have now been extended through to the 20th of March.


Copics Used
Sprite Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Bunny Costume - R20, R11, B02, B00, B000, C7, C5, C4, C2
Eggs - Y21, Y000
Paint Tins - C4, C2, C0
Paint Brushes - E44, E43
Paint Colours - YG17, YG13, R39, R27, R24, YR16, YR09, V06, V05, V04

Thursday, March 8, 2018

One More Emo from Simply Betty Stamps


This fabulous image is I Love Chocolate from the Simply Betty Stamps re-released Emo line. What can I say - I really connect with this image as a self confessed chocoholic LOL. The card shape was cut using my Cameo and adds an extra element to this cutie. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, BG49, BG53
Lips & Tongue - R29, R22
Clothes - YR16, YR09, YR02, C2, BG72, BG53, BG49, BG45, BG10
Heart - R29, R27, R24, R22

Sunday, March 4, 2018

CAS with Simply Betty Stamps' Emos


I'm back with another fun image from the re-released Emos over at Simply Betty Stamps, this one is Kiss Me Betty. I thought she was gorgeous enough to take the pride of place on a CAS card so here she is. A coloured, oversized sentiment and a layered heart is all she needed.

Copics Used
Skin - E11,E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E99, E29, YR23
Lips - R29, R24
Eye - C2, YG17, YG13, YG01
Heart - R29
Clothes - YG17, YG13, YG01, C6, C4, C2

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Inky Bookworm from Bloobel Stamps



I love this little guy - this is Inky Bookworm from Bloobel Stamps. I decided to make him appear to be looking out from the card by layering him up a couple of times. It looks fabulous IRL.  I had always planned to colour him up in my favourite lime greens and then I saw my Facebook friend had done just that, with hints of teal....needless to say I LOVED the look and 'borrowed' her idea for my colouring. I brought the colours together in the layout too - not colours I'd usually mix but I gotta say I love them!
Copics Used
Worm - C10, BG49, BG34, YG05, YG01, YG00 
Book - E44, E43, E40, BG49, BG45

Monday, February 26, 2018

More Retro Fun with Simply Betty Stamps Emos


It's time for me to showcase another re-release from Simply Betty Stamps, this is Christian Cupid from the re-released Emos. I hadn't coloured him up last time he was released so it was fun to give him a go this time round. 

I really love the fresh colour palette I came up with and even though Valentine's Day is over he could be great for an engagement card.

Copics Used
Skin - E11,E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E37, E33, E31, E08
Mouth - R29, R22
Eyes - C2, 100
Clothes - 100, C2, R29, E99, E97, Y19, Y13, B97, B95, B93, B91, B01
Wings - Y19, Y00
Halo -  E99, E97, Y19, Y13
Bow & Arrow - 100, E99, E97, Y19, Y13, R29

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
London
Hair - C4, C2
Lips - R24, R11
Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, 100
iPod - R29
Christian
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 skating....so 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