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.