Saturday, January 21, 2023

Little Umbrella by Mo Manning


As the Summer holidays start to wind down here in Australia I thought it was time to post a little bit of Summer fun. This image is called Little Umbrella. I admit enjoying an icy cold cold cocktail is one of my favourite things to do over Summer, although I'm not much of a beach babe!

I love that this image doesn't have the "typical beach babe" look, but she rocks it while empowering those of us with a few curves.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Fierce Fairy Frankie by Mo Manning


I love Mo's fairies, the cute ones, the baby ones, and the ones with attitude like Fierce Fairy Frankie. I've had her on my colouring To Do List for ages, but that is one very long list when it comes to Mo's images. I'm so glad I've gotten her done, and she was so much fun that I keep thinking of different colourways to do her in, so she's back on my To Do list ;)

I'm a big fan of Disney's Tinkerbell. That sassy little fairy is probably who inspired this colour palette today. I hope you like her as much as I do.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hoping by Mo Manning


Well it's that time of the year again when we make our New Year's resolutions and with that in mind I thought this would be the perfect image to use. This is Hoping and I can feel her pain, and her wonderful use of excuses LOL.

Wishing everyone a Happy 2023, and here's hoping the world settles into something resembling tolerance and friendship.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Gnome by Mo Manning


When I saw this fabulous image I just knew I HAD to get him and colour him up. This is Gnome and I just love the way his eyes seem to stare into your soul. I've seen him coloured by several different people and he is gorgeous no matter what colour his clothing is. I decided to go with a non-traditional Christmas colour palette for my easel card and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The poinsettia and sentiment are all glittered up, adding to the festive feel.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Sandy Santa by Mo Manning


Now that Summer has officially arrived here in Australia I thought it was time to create a more Aussie Christmas card. This is Sandy Santa and I think he's FABULOUS! You gotta love a man who is happy to roll up his sleeves to relax on the sand. Great to see him being sun smart too with his hat and sunnies 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Case me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton


I always love it when my friend Michell Lupton contacts me to ask if I want to be a part of her "Case me a Christmas Card" challenge. She has some amazing artists on board taking part in her challenge and, it's always fun to see how people interpret each other's work, especially when styles can vary so much.
 

This is the card I chose to Case this year. I took the ombre coloured background with the rest of the card being predominantly white. I also added a little bit of glitz, just in a different way to Michelle.
 
Michelle's work is always so beautifully elegant, and I hope I've done her design concept justice.

You can find Michelle's CASE of my work HERE, and she's teased me saying she hasn't chosen one of my cards but one of my recent quilts to CASE instead! I'll be heading over to check it out soon hope you do too

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Snowball Fight by Mo Manning

 


This little cutie is Snowball Fight by Mo Manning. Sadly it's almost appropriate for the weather we've been having here in Melbourne lately! It may only be 2 weeks until our Summer starts, but there have been snow falls in the nearby hills and the weather has been pretty miserable for Spring! At least this little one is smiling and enjoying the snow!

I printed the image out on a digi paper background from Bearly Mine Designs - sadly they are no longer in business :( , but I do love using the papers I bought. I added some coloured lights and sparkle to the background too, just for some additional festive flair. 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

First Snow by Mo Manning


Recently Mo released some fabulous new images and this was one of them. This is the beautiful First Snow. I cut it out within a circle using my Silhouette Cameo. This turned the image into a beautiful frame that I popped up with a Winter forest scene in the background.

It seems strange to think of snow when we are heading into Summer here in Australia, but I have fond memories of my childhood in England, when we loved looking for the robins and enjoying the magic snow can bring with it.  

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Autumn Witch by Twistoon Stamps


Well I did it - I tried to make a video tutorial of my colouring of this image called Autumn Witch - but it's so much harder than it looks! I have uploaded the finished result in case you wish to check it out ;) 

Please note that at the end of the video I didn't like the right hand side of her hair above the leaf - so I darkened the shadows there with C10.

Link to video is HERE

Image printed at 12cm tall

 Skin - R11, R20, E000, E00, E 11, E13

Eyes - YR17, YR01, Black, White

Lips - YR07, YR12

Hair - V05, V06, V09, V12, YR15, C10

Clothes (Hat & Dress) - C0, C2, C4, C5, YG0000, YG01, YR00, YR000

Neck Bow and Hat Ribbon - C4, YG01, YG17, G28, V12

Nails - Black, White

Pumpkins - E07, E19, YR07, YR15

Pumpkin Vine & Leaves - G28, YG17, YG63, (+ YR00, YR21 for leaves)

Broomstick - E18, E29, E74

Broom Brush - Y21, Y26, Y28

Cats - B05, YO4, R20, C10, White

Mouse - R20, Y04, C4, C2, White

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Getting Ready for Christmas


Recently I saw a friend had made a "flip flap" card and I loved the concept. I watched this tutorial and decided to adapt the concept to fit as a topper on my standard 5 1/2" square cards. I cut down the number of flaps from 3 to 2 to make it work. I then drafted the pattern in my silhouette cameo to make life easier for me ;)

I always loved paper dress up dolls as a kid, so thought Lula Fairy Doll would be a great image to use. The card front became her "bedroom" and the flaps the doors to her wardrobe. Inside the wardrobe, hanging up ready to wear for that special day, are some of the clothes from Lula Christmas Elf (clothes only) 



The papers I used are digital papers from Mo Manning - on the front is Colorful Trees and on the back is Silver Blue Ornaments. I have sized these to work as I wanted them to on my project. 

Other clothing options available for Lula are Lula Butterfly and Lula Angel Wings

Most of the dies I used are from La-La Land Crafts

I hope you enjoyed my fun little project.