January 31, 2018

30 Day Colouring Challenge February 1


Back with some more colouring today for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
Today I coloured a petite bloom from Clearly Besotted Floral Fancy.
This set was gifted to me by Clearly Besotted at the last Stamping Away retreat weekend. So excited to finally show it some ink!


Thanks for coming by today.

30 Day Colouring Challenge - January 31

Back again with another card for the 30 Day Coloring challenge using Avery Elle Merry Flowers with Copic markers.

Avery Elle Merry Flowers

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Snow Day - January '18

Can you believe it is already the last day of January?
I couldn't be happier to know that spring is that much closer!

12 Kits designer, Jeanne Jachna, is our host for this month's installment and she sent the group a kit bursting and overflowing with fabulous papers, lots of snowy die cut images and LOTS of 



Close up of the Wink of Stella...




These are the Copics I used for my cards, of course the clearest photo is the one where some of the numbers are upsidedown--lol!

Here they are all together...


January 30, 2018

Birch Press Designs - Flutter


I have a card up on the Birch Press Design blog this week for recreating this card.

Video Tutorial...

Head over to the Birch Press Design Blog for more detail on the products I used.

January 29, 2018

30 Day Colouring January 29


Another card for the 30 Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin.
Practicing some more watercolouring with Distress Oxide inks. I like how you can obtain variations in one shade of colour by adding more water and picking up water with paper towel. Then you can add a second layer of the same colour because by the time you put down the first layer the ink has started to oxidize on your craft mat so the shade becomes a bit deeper. Once your watercoloured panel started to dry you can flick more water on to it and pick it up with paper towel to remove even more colour. Your results just keep changing.


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January 28, 2018

30 Day Coloring January 28


Back again with another card for the 30 Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin. Today I coloured the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony, one of my favourites. I first stamped the image with VersaFine OnyxBlack and then clear heat embossed it. The images were then coloured with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. Once dry I splattered the panel with Copic Opaque White that was watered down then flicked on to the panel with a paintbrush. I added the black white embossed sentiment with foam tape and then the whole panel was backed with fun foam and adhered.


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January 27, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge January 27


Back again with another card for the 30 Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin. I used the cute Ellen Hutson United We Flourish Good Friends stamps and dies. Then I Copic coloured the images and set them on to a graphic grid panel adhered to grey cardstock.


Thanks for coming by, have a good weekend!

January 26, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge January 26


Anothe card for  Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
The thing I like about this challenge is that you can share your successes and your failures.
I am still learning so much about colouring in all different mediums and for me my card today did not turn out as planned. I coloured today with ZIG's, I like the colours but went back into the yellow again to try and soften it and a bit too much water pooled around my waterbrush. Another learning experience, regardless I had fun.

January 25, 2018

Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge - Take Two


I have a another card today for the Ellen Hutson January Pin-Sights Challenge

Today's card is also for another day of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I am using Ellen Hutson's Mondo Magnolia. I clear embossed the image on white Bristol cardstock and then I coloured the image in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used three shades of purple and I added a couple accents in green around the outside of the bloom.


I am submitting this one-layer card to Seize the Birthday.

January 24, 2018

Ellen Hutson January Pin-Sights Challenge & the 30 Day Coloring Challenge


I have a card today for the Ellen Hutson January Pin-Sights Challenge.
There is so much in this month's inspiration to love. 

My card is also for another day of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Today I used Copic markers to colours the flowers from Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals designed by Julie Ebersole. Today I am colouring along with my friend Ardyth Percy-Robb. This colouring challenge is a great way for us to encourage each other to improve our colouring skills and complete the challenge. We will both be using the same sets.


I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a Sentiment.

January 23, 2018

Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #56


I haven't played along in such a long time which is crazy because I am crazy for Reverse Confetti.

The last few months have been very difficult for me recovering from my collarbone break, and as I write this post I am back in my sling again. This time to protect me from myself? My bone has healed and was cleared by my doctor to go about my life but to be cautious as the soft tissue damage may take some time to heal. After a month of feeling really good I have managed to put too much stress on my arm and I am back to being in quite a bit of pain again. The movements that we do but don't think about are the most painful. So no woe is me, I just have to slow down and use my sling as a reminder to take it easy and heal. Thank you for all the well wishes.

Here is this month's sketch.

...and my interpretation of it.