Sunday 22 December 2019

All Dressed Up

Work breakup yesterday at my house so a nice relaxing day today. Why does it take so long to recover the older you get.? Good excuse to just colour. So for this morning I wanted to share an All Dressed Up image called Smile it your birthday. She's coloured in copics and all edges are coloured with distress inks
Have a great day

Friday 20 December 2019

2019 Looking back at top 10 projects!

After being diagnosed with NMO this year I thought this would be fun to share what helped me through the year by looking back and seeing what I dabbled in, experimented in, and finally completely lost myself in!! First off .... art journaling.... what can I say, its messy, creative and brings out the inner child by pushing the boundaries. Above and below would have to be two of my most favourite. Above I created whilst on Polkadoodles DT. And below....just because!

Next I found really hard to just pick two. Being a colorist on Colour of Love (formally Lacy Sunshine) I get to colour so many wonderful images drawn by Heather... below are two of them, coloured of course in Copics and finished in Prisma pencils.

Fussy cutting, I mean who doesn't LOVE fussy cutting!!! Especially when you can ink the edges and get all messy and create something like this! This card was made for Polkadoodles

Tags,,,, this was just playing around with left over paper that I didn't want to throw out. One of my girls now uses this for her bookmark

I love love love these next two cards. I made these while on Make it Crafty DT. I learnt a lot  while on Zoes design team, she always challenged me and I thrived on that. Sadly she is closing down end of this year, but I made a great friend and even got to hang out with her when I was in Australia last

Lastly, what could be better than finishing off on Christmas cards!.... 

Looking back my style has changed, my cards arent so shabby chic and full of flowers as they were a few years ago...mainly I admit because they are so damn dare to send, so I end up with boxes of them that I have to donate! Anyhoo, if you are still reading this well done! Whats next year got in store for me..... might jump on the instagram train, look at getting messy again with art journaling.
Onwards and Upwards into 2020
Merry Christmas everyone, happy crafting

Thursday 12 December 2019

Colour of Love - Dancer 1

Evening - I wanted to share with you an image I coloured for Heather at Colour of Love. I love being one of her colourists, she has such a diverse range of images. This stunner is called Dancer 1 - Midnight Carnival.

As all images I colour I tend to start with the face first, then clothes/body. Finally I do the background.

After I have finished the whole image with my copics, any shading I want darker or any highlights I want to make I use my prisma pencils.

That's all from  me tonight
Happy crafting

Sunday 1 December 2019

Scrapper's Delights Sale!!!

All you digi fans...... have a look at Scrapper's Delights and use the above coupon for some great savings!!

Friday 29 November 2019

Its a Meljen Christmas - Day 4 Final!

  (Image Meljen - Caroling Snowmen. Paper - MME - All is bright)

Are you still with me??? If you are, well done! I hope I have inspired at least one of you to revisit some of your older images, give them some love and create away the afternoon!
Me?? well I have pages and pages of images that need attention, so with the New Zealand heat starting to hit us... its a good excuse to stay indoors for this crafter!

Thursday 28 November 2019

Its a Meljen Christmas - Day 3

  (Image Meljen - Night Time Bear. Paper - MME - All is bright)

Welcome to Day 3. These images are all so super cute. I used to be n Meljens design team years ago, time moves on, but its so nice to revisit some old stomping grounds and reconnect with some cute images that I used to colour with.

  (Image Meljen - Gift Bow Christmas Fairy. Paper - MME - All is bright)

At the end of this crafting day I had used up all my left over My Minds Eye collection. I must admit it gave me a feeling of accomplishment having used every single piece!

 (Image Meljen - Christmas Gift Mindy. Paper - MME - All is bright)

Thats Day 3 all done and dusted, tune in tomorrow folks for the final 2 cards!!!

Southern Girls - Christmas

Team Trace 2019 Southern Girls Challenge .... yep last challenge for my team for the year!!! Im trying to be good this year and send out at least 6 Chrismas cards!!!  So this card will end up in someones letter box!!!! I have been using some old but good paper stock lately while making my cards... this is an old Bo Bunny collection called Elf Magic. 
I used a combination of copics and prisma pencils to colour image then added  boarder using a Katzelkraft stamp. 

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Its a Meljen Christmas - Day 2

 (Image Meljen - Chubby Snow Bird. Paper - MME - All is bright)

Day 2. All these cards seem like a lot of work, but once I pick the paper I want to use, print all the images out, then its just a matter of matching the colours of the pencils.

  (Image Meljen - Cozy Little Chickadees. Paper - MME - All is bright)

I then settle in for a colouring session!. Yep, when I do cards in bulk, I tend to colour all images first, then ink the edges and add highlights

 (Image Meljen - Little Birds Menorah. Paper - MME - All is bright)

Once all images are inked up. Its time to start cutting the paper, fussy cutting if needed, and choosing a few words here and there from the paper collection so it all matches.

If you have stuck through reading all this.. well done!! Half way there... see you tomorrow

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Its a Meljen Christmas - Day1

 (Image Meljen - Caroling Snowmen. Paper - MME - All is bright)

Confession time.... I make cards.... then cards sit in a box... never to be seen again... yes that's right!!! I NEVER send cards out.
 So this month is going to be different. I have sent a few random cards out... just to say hi, then this happened.... I received a card.... a STORE bought card.... from a very talented New Zealand card maker!!!! OH YES..... you read right!!!!!

(Image Meljen - Cocoa Christmas Fairy. Paper - MME - All is bright)

So after sending a quick txt  saying thanks got your card,,,, I must be rubbing off on you.... and a few other words I cant repeat, I promptly sat down with new determination to whip up some Christmas cards to send out this week!!!!

(Image Meljen - Cozy Winter Owl. Paper - MME - All is bright)
And so it becomes .... 4 blogging days of Christmas cards. I'm sure the lucky ... or unlucky (depending if you like handmade cards) recipients will enjoy seeing their cards on here when they get them in the post next week ;-)

Monday 18 November 2019

Kraft Paper - Try something new! - Meljen

Morning everyone
I dont know about you, but I tend to look at all the talented crafters out there and think WOW wish I could do that! Well today I decided to give something a go that I have never tried before.
Everyone that follows and keeps up with me know I LOVE my copics, and occasionally dabble in distress inks.... well today I went out and bought Kraft paper and decided to try colouring with a mixture of Prisma and Polychromo pencils

Years ago I used to colour a lot of Meljen images, well... I found these on my computer and also contacted Mel to see if I could purchase a few more... printed some out on Kraft and picked out my paper from Kaisercraft called Island Escape... I love the soft colours in this pad, so dreamy.

SO... had my very first attempt at pencils on kraft.!! What do you think?? Think I might be doing a few more of this style!!
Happy crafting

Thursday 14 November 2019

Katzelkraft - Les zoisos - part 2

 Morning all, welcome back to part 2!!! As promised here are the other two images! I found that colouring them all together made a uniformed set that I can give away once I make a box for them as a gift

Hope you have enjoyed looking and love this set as much as I do

Until next time... Happy crafting

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Katzelkraft - Les zoisos

Morning, hope you are all having a great day. I'm having a bit of a clean out in my craft room and came across these little fellas that I haven't shown yet on here. 

I stamped all 5 images on Ranger Watercolour paper. Then I decided to use up any old paper I had, then used colours in the papers to match my distress inks to colour.

This is a set of 5 stamps from Katzelkraft called Les zoisos which I bought online at Krafterscart.
Hope I have inspired you to gets out those unused bits of paper and ink up some stamps!
Come back tomorrow and see the remaining birds


Wednesday 6 November 2019

Kaisercraft - Owl

Just sharing this quick card with you... especially the NZ ladies.... why??? I picked up this cute little stamp from Spotlight for about $4. I cant even remember why I was there.... but it just happened to fall in my basket!
I made both these cards within an hour using Tim Holtz distress inks for the colouring and just random paper stash that I am trying to use up before I touch my big hoard of new paper!

Monday 4 November 2019

Colour of Love - Autumn Illumination

Afternoon from sunny NZ... I have to have a clean out of my craft room!!! I lose images like this one in the piles that I have created! I have been lucky enough to be one of Heather's Colour of Love  colourists for years now and her images are always stunning and Auntum Illumination is way up there on the LOVE to colour pile! Shes coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils.

Thursday 31 October 2019

Southern Girls - Christmas

This is my second to last post for Team Trace 2019 Southern Girls Challenge . I have used an image  called Christmas Elf with long naughty list from Oddball Art Co, using a combination of copics and prisma pencils. Hope I have inspired you to jump on over and join in for the chance to win some images from our lovely sponsor.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Flourish Bird take two!

So this is the second card I made with my Flourish Bird stamp. When I made these two cards using the same image I picked out paper I wanted and then coloured images to match. I used to take hours doing a card, now I have trained myself never to overthink and I am far more happier with the outcome.

Friday 25 October 2019

Flourish Bird

Day off today so wanted to have a play with a Kaisercraft stamp I bought from Spotlight last month.
I gave the copics a rest today and had a play with distress ink pads and watercolour paper. Quick, easy and a lot of fun. I will share another card tomorrow using the same image

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Scrappers Delight - Owl Bundle

So here is my next projects to share... two images from Scrappers Delight called Owl Bundle. In this set you get 4 Digital images... I have coloured 2 of them with copics and Prisma Pencils. So Super cute... Janice has so many amazing images!!

Thursday 3 October 2019

Southern Girls Challenges - On the farm

Time for another Southern Girls Challenge  today. This image is called Eleanor and Pickles Blue Ribbon Cow from Colour of Love. .... but I decided to give a pink ribbon instead!  Would love to see you join us, Heather has a whole section on farm days and camping if your stuck for images... and whats better ... join us and be in to win!

Monday 30 September 2019

Katzelkraft - Les Jungles

This is the last image from a Katzelkraft set called Les Jungles. I have now stamped and used my distress inks on them all and loved every minute of creating with them. Such cute characters with loads of attitude!! Onto the next thing that inspires me......
Stamps were bought from Meetu and Krafters Cart .

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Katzelkraft - Les Jungles

Today I have stamped up this wonderful image from a Katzelkraft set called Les Jungles. Keeping it quick easy and simple using Distress Inks as my colour medium, and random paper from my stash. Stamps were bought from Meetu and Krafters Cart .

Thursday 5 September 2019

Southern Girls Challenges - Anything Goes

Hi all. Over at Southern Girls Challenges we have a new theme for you to enter... Anything Goes... this was an image I have had coloured up for a while, so decided it was time to make her into a card! Image is from Colour of Love. Jump on over and enter the challenge... you could win great prizes

Thursday 15 August 2019

Katzelkraft - Dragon

Relaxing day in craft room today playing with watercolouring again.... today I have stamped up this wonderful image called Dragon from Katzelkraft which you can buy from Meetu and Krafters Cart . Another quick easy card keeping it simple !

Sunday 11 August 2019

Katzelkraft - Le chat de Schrodinger

Another post using Katzelkraft Stamps!!!!  Im loving these single stamps...this one is called Le chat de Schrodinger, bit of a mouthful ....from Meetu at Krafters Cart