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

Voodoo Girls from Simply Betty Stamps


It's getting closer to Halloween and th SBS DT decided to celebrate by showcasing the Voodoo Girls. This is Little Legba Rio and she comes in 2 version - one with the mask like I've used here, or without the mask. I loved playing with this one - she's a little outside of the norm for me.
Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, R27, R24, R20
Lips - R27, R20
Hair - Y26, Y21, YR27, E79, E25
Skulls & Bones - 100, E42, E40
Clothes - 100, V09, V06, V05, V04, R27, R24, R22, R20, YG23, YG21, YG17, C4, C2
Roses - R27, R24, R20

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Horror Girls from Simply Betty Stamps


It's release day over at Simply Betty Stamps and today there are FOUR new images based on characters from Horror Films - but the twist is they are the Horror Girls. You can find them HERE. I have to admit they are a mix of beauty and horror with Betty's unique drawing style.

I've created 2 cards, the first using the character inspired by Pennywise the Clown and the second one inspired by the evil doll Chucky. The other two Horror Girls are based on Edward Scissorhands and Jason Voorhees from the movie Friday the 13th.


For my Pennywise card I merged the image onto a B&W checkered background before colouring her in. I also added some colour to the background to make it a little more crazy.

My Chucky background includes some stamped blood 'splatter' and a couple of die cut crows to add to the creep factor.

Copics Used
Pennywise Card - C8, C4, C2, C00, E40, E11, E09, E04, E00, E000, R27, R24, R22, YR16, YR09, YR01, B00, YG21

Chucky Card - E11, E09,  E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11, YR16, YR09, YG67, YG23, YG17, VO5, VO1, C4, C2, C00, B97, B95, B93, B91, B16, B12, 100, Silver glitter gel pen 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - September 2018


It's time for the Simply Betty Stamps September Progressive Challenge and this month the image was designed to celebrate Betty and her husband Chris' 13th wedding anniversary - you can find it HERE. It's a gorgeous image but since the number 13 is included at the base of the characters I couldn't figure out how I could use it for my own purposes so I cropped it out - I hope Betty forgives me!!!

Here are the rules for this month's challenge....
1. ANYTHING GOES!
2. Please make a full project, must include at least two designer papers. 
3. Please upload to this album September 2018 Progressive Challenge by the deadline.
4. We must have at least 6 non DT member entires for a win!

Deadline: September 30th @ 6PM PST
The shapes for my double easel cards were cut using my Silhouette Cameo, as was the sentiment and borders. 

Copcics Used
Background - R24, YR04, Y15, C4, C2, C0
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R27, R24, R20
Eyeshadow - C4, C2, C0
Woman's Hair - Y26, Y21, YR24, E79, E25
Man's Hair - E49, E44, E43, E42
Woman's Clothes - R27, R24, R22
Man's Clothes - R27, R24, R22, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0