Thursday, 27 August 2015

Mo's Clubhouse - Beary Merry Christmas

Wow! What a change in weather this week - one minute blazing sunshine and the next pouring rain! I had a super weekend demoing some colouring techniques at Whitstable, great fun and lovely to meet some new faces.

Today though it's Mo's Clubhouse day for me and I thought I'd pick this gorgeous image called Beary Merry Christmas. Those of you who prefer rubber stamps can get it through Penny Black too as it's in their new Christmas release out now.


COPIC COLOURS USED
Skin - E000,E00,E21,E11 and R20; Hair - E21, E25 and E29; Bear - Y21,Y26, YR24 and E25; Green - YG03, G94 and G99 with YG0000 and YG01 as shading on the fur.
Other items used - Memory Box Die Hanging Ornaments; Penny Black Sentiment Die Joyous Wishes; Crystal Glamour Dust.

Thank you for looking and I'll see you with another Mo image next Thursday when the new DP2 Challenge will start - so you still have time to enter this month's if you want to have a go at winning a super prize!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Mo's Clubhouse - A Sister Is.....


Hi -had some lovely summer weather this week - not too hot. Just as well as I've been working on Christmas cards, as I expect you have too! 

Well it isn't Christmas at Mo's yet so here is my summery sample for this week - a super cute image called A Sister Is.........


Such a sweet image which reminds me of my two little girls when they were little.....awhh, those were the days.

COPIC COLOURS USED

Skin - E000, E00,E21,E11 and R20; Hairs - E50/53/43/57 and E21/25/29; Monkey - C1/3/5 and R20; Red - R24/35/46; Greens - YG03/G94/99 and YG01/03/17 Yellows - Y02/15/19. 

Other Items used - Maja Design paper from Coffee in the Arbour; Creative Expressions dies - Delicate Daisies and Classic 3D Bow; We R Memory Keepers Doily Circles; Perfect Pearls in Daffodil.

Hope you'll pop over to see my fellow teamies designs (listed on the right) - so much amazing colouring inspiration to see and don't forget to check out Mo's Digital Pencil Shop , Mo's Clubhouse Blog and then Mo's DP2 Challenge and why not join in! 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Prepping for Demo Day in Whitstable

Busy prepping for my next demonstration which is on 22nd August at Oyster's Craft Shop in Whitstable, looking forward to seeing some of my team mates and the fabulous Amanda from HoneyDoo, and of course meeting up with Oyster's lovely customers!

I've been asked to use some watercolours for the day so I've been having a play and a practice! I haven't used them for a while so it's been great fun getting used to them again.

Here are a couple of the samples I'll be doing -



This one seemed appropriate for a day at the seaside, made using H2Os and a Stampendous stamp called Wind in Sail with some of the embellishments made using Designs by Ryn Sea Creatures 2. A simple wash technique for the background, I cut the boat out after stamping and 'continued' the stamp to the left of the frame.



This one was made using  watercolour pencils on kraft card and the Stampendous stamp Create a Poinsettia stamped with white EP. I was inspired by a lady called Marika who has some stunning work on her blog http://meandminimecrafting.blogspot.co.uk/ , if you have time take a look and be inspired too !

I'll be taking my pens along too so there will be some other samples on show, it would be great to see you if you're nearby!


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Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Mo's Clubhouse - How To Be A Wizard

My Thursday card for Mo Manning is this little sweetie.......... How To Be a Wizard.



So many happy memories of times spent with my eldest grandson......we had a lot of fun growing up with a certain little boy wizard ! 

COPIC COLOURS USED
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20; Hair - E21, 25 and 29; B000,41 and 91; R35,46 and 59; YG03. G94 and G99; C1,3 and 5; E50,43 and 57; YR31.Y38 and YR68.

Other items used - Linen cardstock, Memory Box die Cosmic Star Border, Penny Black die Exultations.

Hope you'll pop over to see my fellow teamies designs (listed on the right) - so much amazing colouring inspiration to see and don't forget to check out Mo's Digital Pencil Shop , Mo's Clubhouse Blog and then Mo's DP2 Challenge and have a go yourself !

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Mo Manning's DP2 Challenge - August 2015

Hello August! Another month has flown by, they say time flies when you're having fun and I have been with the lovely images from Mo Manning .......... it's time for a new Challenge - the theme is 'Something Tasty'.


So many fabulous entries last month - huge congratulations to the winner and to the top 3 - well done!

My sample for this month is called 'Cupcake Thief' - she's a cheeky one running off with those luscious cupcakes but at least she said thank you! Coloured with my Copics with stickles and glitter and gloss added to embellish.


COPIC COLOURS USED
Skin - E000,E00,E21,E11 and R20; Hair - E21, 25 and 29; Icing - R00,11 and 20 RV000, 00 and 02 Y000, Y00 and Y02; Cherry R00,11 and 20; Dress/Wings and Mask Y00, R00 and BV000.

Other items used - Penny Black Sentiment Die; Spellbinders Classic Circles Die and We R Memory Keepers Doily Die; Liquid Pearls and Stardust Stickles and Liquid Crystal on the cherry! Background stamp by Jayne Nestorenko.

Challenge - Hope you'll pop over to see my fellow teamies designs (listed on the right) - so much amazing colouring inspiration to see and don't forget to check out Mo's Digital Pencil Shop , Mo's Clubhouse Blog and then Mo's DP2 Challenge and have a go yourself !

Thank you for looking and welcome to my new followers, it's good to see you all x

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Penny Black - Sparkler

Trying to get in the Christmas spirit - ho ho ho ! Here's one called Sparkler by Penny Black - now I know Poinsettia's are normally red but I thought I'd try some icy blue for a change..........


COPIC COLOURS USED


B000,12 and 24; YG03, Y94 and Y99.

Other items used - Poppystamps -Stitched Main Street Tags dies; Penny Black - Sparkler stamp; Penny Black dies - Exultations; coloured with Copic pens and sprinkled with fairy dust !

All items available from Oyster Stamps.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Lavinia Challenge - Anything But a Card !

Crumbs - another month gone by................August already good grief ! This month's challenge with Lavinia will really get you going - it's Anything BUT a Card lol. There are some fabulous designs from the rest of the team - absolutely stunning so don't forget to check out their blogs listed on the right.




I made a gift bag and matching tag for a small present and thought I'd go with a male theme using these lovely stamps from Lavinia -  'Large Deer' embossed in gold and 'Background Script' with some embossed and some just inked.


OTHER ITEMS USED
Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks; Versamark Ink; Gold Embossing Powder; Centura Pearl Cardstock; Holographic Gold Cardstock; Spellbinders Classic Oval Dies; Gift Bag template; Sentiment die from Penny Black.

Huge congratulations to last month's winner - so many lovely entries and don't forget you can enter by email via the Lavinia website - HERE. You've got to be in it to win it and a £40 gift voucher to spend on the site is a fabulous prize so I hope you'll have a go!

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