Saturday, May 7, 2022

Duke from Mo Manning


Meet Duke (aka my dog Pepper - see left). I just knew I had to colour up this little guy when I saw him. I had to use the "no lines" technique so that I could soften the lines to create the colour placement I needed as Pepper's tummy only has a touch of white. Those big brown eyes of hers just melt my heart.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Arthur Sneeze from Twistoon


Recently I made a digi suggestion over at Twistoon Stamps and within a few days Lisa had come up with this cutie for me. My recent bout with a nasty cold and Covid was the reason for my suggestion - after all you've got to get something positive out of it ;) This is Arthur Sneeze and you can find him HERE. He makes a great Get Well card.

I layered him over a couple of digi papers and added some snow drifts - after all we in the Southern Hemisphere are heading into the cooler months. 

I do have a plan for this little guy on something 3D - just have to work out the logistics as I'm not sure Copic colouring will work. Watch this space......

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Maggie Stop Sign from Twistoon


I loved using Maggie Stop Sign as she would work with so many different sentiments - she'd also be good trying to keep George from speeding around in his walnut car

I added the "Wait ...What?" sentiment to the sign and figured this would be a great for a "you're HOW old?" card, or a belated birthday card, or all sorts of other options. I hope you like it.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Wrinkles


There's something so loveable about this guy and the obvious way he finds joy in the little things. And I have to say that as I get older I find the sentiment very apt too ;). Being so tall and skinny he's a perfect image to use on a slimline card.

This is Wrinkles from Mo Manning. I paper pieced his plaid flannel shirt - or "flannie" as we call it here in Australia. I nearly always add shading when I paper piece parts of an image, it both adds to the overall look as well as tying into the coloured areas. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Jerry from Mo Manning and some news


Woohooo I'm sooo excited. I'm back playing on Mo Manning's Dream Team after a break of a few years. I've always loved Mo's gorgeous images so was rapt to be back playing. I thought this little guy was the perfect image to kick off my DT posts as he looks like he's celebrating with me. This is Jerry and you can find him HERE.

I do apologise for not taking note of the Copic colours I used - I retired at the end of June 2021 and this year I headed back to work full time to cover shortfalls in staff that Covid is creating. Once I "re-retire" I'll work harder at keeping track of my colour blends for you.

Until next time...
Happy Crafting

xXx

Friday, October 22, 2021

CASE Me a Christmas Card

Every year for the past few years my crafty friend Michelle Lupton has asked me to play along with her "Challenge Me a Christmas Card". In the past we've chosen a theme and created to that theme. Last year Michelle tweaked it a little - and I have to say it was a FABULOUS tweak and one I really enjoyed. Once again this year we are CASE'ing a card created by each other. 


I checked out Michelle's Instagram Page - Michelle_Lupton and chose THIS card she created to CASE (published with permission from Michelle), isn't it adorable? Michelle and I have such different stryles but we both have a love of the art and that's what makes this challenge even more fun, interpreting her style into my own. Her use of die cuts, embossing and colour are truly amazing, I feel I may have short changed her here using her card made from pre-printed paper, but she showcases it in such an amazing way that she definitely shows her design skills.


 I love Christmas and Christmas baubles are so versatile. I chose 3 of  
Mo Manning's gorgeous playful elves to use on my card and added a striped digital paper corner so that I could overlay one of my elves into it. I added some stickles and washi tapes to the border for extra Christmas sparkle and the baubles are also glittered up. Michelle used a paper pack from Paper Rose Studio


Thanks Michelle for another awesome challenge. I do think I tend to be quite literal when I CASE someone's work. but then I don't want to lose too much of the inspiration in my redesign either.


To check out which of my cards Michelle chose to CASE check out her link HERE. I can't wait to see what she did! And don't forget to check out more of her amazing CASEs for this challenge on her BLOG.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Slimline Christmas Gnome


Well it seemed it was time to jump on the slimline card bandwagon and I had such fun creating this card. The gorgeous gnome is from Mo Manning and I paired him with some digital papers I bought years ago - unfortunately the company I bought them from is no longer in business :( , but the concept is certainly one you can repeat using different digi papers.

To create the background paper I uploaded the digi paper which already had a white edging on it. I then re-sized to one inch and replicated it over and over to create my design. I have found the easiest way to do this is to use my Silhouette Cameo. You import the file, re-size and then use the duplicate button to create the look and size wanted. Then simply print off your design. Not the normal use for the Cameo I know, but I just consider it another feature ;) . I have used this technique a lot in the past - mainly for creating backgrounds using repeating patters of sentiments, such as on THIS card.

I also printed out the paper as a 4" square to sit my finished gnome on.

The pinecone die is from La-La Land Crafts. I shaped the pinecones slightly and pushed out the little grooves on the pinecone. It adds a fabulous texture to them if you want to spend the extra time. 

The sentiment dies are from Impression Obsession and are called Christmas Stitched Words. I cut them out twice - one in white and once in green and filled the letter gaps on the green set with the letters from the white set.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

CASE Me a Christmas Card

 


Every year for the past few years my crafty friend Michelle Lupton has asked me to play along with her "Challenge Me a Christmas Card". In the past we've chosen a theme and created to that theme. This year Michelle tweaked it a little - and I have to say it was a FABULOUS tweak and one I really enjoyed. This year we are CASE'ing a card created by each other. 


I checked out Michelle's Instagram Page - Michelle_Lupton and chose THIS card she created to CASE, isn't it adorable? I love gnomes and chose 3 of  Mo Manning's to use. Michelle used the Gnomies from Paper Rose Studio. 


Of course given it's a Christmas Challenge I did change the colours and sentiment to suit the festive season. Thanks Michelle for another awesome challenge.

To check out which of my cards Michelle chose to CASE check out her link HERE. I can't wait to see what she did! And don't forget to check out more of her amazing CASEs for this challenge on her BLOG.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Aurora Wings October Challenge


Since Mitzi stopped posting themed challenges for her gorgeous Aurora Wings images she had been running monthly "Anything Goes, New or Old" challenges on the fan Facebook Page. This is my DT make for October using the gorgeous Dragon Sprite. I do apologise that I haven't listed my Copic colours - I admit when I wasn't blogging I got a bit slack writing them down. But once I finish posting the images I've already coloured you'll find I will start adding the colours back into my posts.

I created this card to give to some neighbourhood kids as they have been making me smile on my walks with my dog while we've been in the longest lockdown in the world I believe!!! Their little messages were much appreciated by many I'm sure, and I hope my little thank you note brings a smile to their faces too.


Sunday, October 11, 2020

My Last 2020 Blog Catch Up Post

Well I did it - in just a few short posts I've updated my blog with makes from 2020 that I had posted on Instagram at @debpamment but not here. I'm pretty sure all the others on my Insta page can be found on my blog now, apologies if I missed any!

This gorgeous Emu is from Whimsy Stamps and their Love for Australia digital stamp set. I enlarged him and cropped him to fit into my digital frame before adding some digital gum tree branches and colouring. The background was done first, with Copics and colourless blender. 


This card was done for a good friend of mine who loves Altenew stamps and dies and was the person who introduced them to me. I have quite a collection now too 😉. You can't tell it here but the leafy background was done using my Silhoutte Cameo and foiling pen. It looks gorgeous shining in the right light.