Thursday, 31 December 2015

My Favourite Card - Mo Manning's Clubhouse

My favourite card for this last week of 2015 is the card I made when I found out I'd been selected to design for Mo Manning using her fabulous images. Still saying yippee and so excited for 2016 when I can make some more for the team.

From my original post 7th June 2015.
''Do cartwheels that is...............so I'm leaving them to Georgie in his shiny red wellies to show my excitement at being asked to join Mo's Clubhouse Design Team !
Here's a quick and easy CAS card to say YIPPEE! at being able to work with lovely Mo Manning images! So thrilled to be joining such a talented group of colourists in an international team with teamies from the USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Italy and Norway. You'll be able to see all sorts of different styles in the Clubhouse Blog from the team and why not join in the monthly DP2 Challenge - the current theme is Babies but they always run an Anything Goes theme each month as well?
Here are some links for you to check out -
The above image is Georgie Cartwheel available (with lots of other gorgeous images) at http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com
Well off to count my blessings at being (and having been) a member of some fabulous design teams.............not up to cartwheels but may just attempt a happy dance!''

 Thank you all for following me, and I wish you all -

A HAPPY NEW YEAR x

x

Thursday, 24 December 2015

My Favourites - Mo Manning's Clubhouse

I so love designing for Mo, such a lovely bunch of people to work with and as a Christmas treat we've been asked to re show favourite images from the year for the next two weeks. Such a hard choice but I have to say I loved making this one......................she's so sweet and I love her glasses and her shoes and socks - oh OK all of her !!




''It's a special day for Trinity - it's her first day at school and she's ready to meet her new teacher with a lovely shiny apple as a gift.

Loved colouring this one up, love her tumbling down socks contrasting with her smooth and perfect hair - my mother always said I looked like I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards so I admire anyone who can keep their hair looking like this! Couldn't resist adding some Crystal Lacquer to her specs and shoes - such a sweet image.


COPIC COLOURS USED
Skin - E000,E00,E21,E11 and R20; Hair - E50,53,43 and 57; Red - R35, 46 and 59; Apple - YG01 and 25 Skirt - W1,3 and 7; Other - Y17. E33, C1 and C3.

Other items used - Penny Black die Splendid Wishes; Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One; Crystal Lacquer and gems. ''

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 ! 

I'll be showing another favourite next Thursday but in the meantime -


MERRY CHRISTMAS X

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Mo's Clubhouse - Ragged Angel

Merry Christmas everyone, whatever you're doing I hope you have fun! 



Here's my latest Mo Manning Christmas card for this year - Ragged Angel available from her digital shop. Coloured with my Copics and embellished with a few dies listed below.


COPIC COLOURS USED

Skin - E000,E00,E21,E11 and R20; Red - R27,46 and 59; Wings - C1,3 and 5; Green - YG03, G94 and G99; Hair - E25 and 29; Browns - E31,33,35 and 57.

Other Items Used - Clear Wink of Stella (on the wings); Memory Box Precious Snowflakes die; Poppystamps Giovanna Snowflake die; Memory Box Christmas Lights Set die; Yvonne Creations YCD10029 die (deer); Dee's Distinctively Small and Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree dies.

Thank you so much for looking !

DP2 Challenge - There's still time to enter this month's so I 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, 10 December 2015

Mo's Clubhouse - Valerie In Winter

Hi, thanks for popping over to my blog. This week's sample is from a set of three images grouped together in Mo's shop as 'Valerie In Winter'



This one is Valerie and Pup, look closely and you'll see his tail and ears sticking up from the snow - poor thing he must be frozen!

This is a popular format I've seen a lot of lately, putting a frame into the card with a little painted scene, I've used Memento Ink Paris Dusk to paint a sky and shadow with Valerie overlapping the frame and onto the card.There's some Stardust Stickles on the tree and snow line if you look really hard!


COPIC COLOURS USED
Skin - E000,00,21 and 11; Red - E35,46 and 59; Green - G24,94 and 99; Pup - R20, E43,33 and 57.

DP2 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 !

It's been a busy week for me, last weekend I was teaching colouring to a lovely group of ladies - great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it, there's another one coming up in March if you're local and interested please contact Oysters  on 01634686823 to book. 

Then I was approached by a Canadian lady to submit some of my cards to an online publication she makes called

http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/turtle-soup-christmas-special-magazine.html

Check out pages 56 and 57 where you'll see some of my cards, such an honour to  be asked so huge thanks to Bev Code who has created a gorgeous source of inspiration for scrap book layouts, cards and other projects.

Thank you for looking - see you soon ! x


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Mo's DP2 Challenge - Not Even a Mouse

Woohoo! It's December already! So much to do - so little time!

This wee mouse is dreaming of what Santa will bring him as he's been such a good mouse (well according to his letter he has ! ) and there's a little chunk of cheese waiting for him when he wakes up from those sweet dreams.


My tag was coloured with Copic Pens and using Non Traditional Christmas Colours for the DP2 Challenge this month which starts today! 

COPIC COLOURS USED
Blues - B21,24 and 28; Pink - R20; Grey - C1 and 3; Yellow - Y02 and 17 also Y21 and 26; Brown - E50,53 and 57.

DP2 December Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Colours or Anything Goes with a Mo Image. 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 x

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Lavinia Challenge - Challenge 12 - Let it Snow

The new challenge for Lavinia Stamps is live on the blog and the theme is Let It Snow........



For this scene I used watercolour card splattered with masking fluid and Cobalt Blue Brusho to make the sky.

Simply stamped with Large Deer and Autumn Scene and Archival Ink, then highlighted with Stardust Stickles. The Penny Black sentiment die just seemed obvious to add ! 

Well done to last month's winner, such gorgeous entries from everyone and why not check out my team mates fabulous inspiration (listed on the right) for some wonderful ideas.

Thank you for looking x

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