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The third Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge round-up

There were a few other bits of colouring done during the thirty days but they haven't made it onto cards yet and haven't been blogged. The third Daily Marker 30-day colouring challenge #1 - Autumn leaves with owl The third Daily Marker 30-day colouring challenge #2 - Autumn leaves with foxes The third Daily Marker… Continue reading The third Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge round-up

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Xmas card: Santas all in a row

What: Another card made using Create A Smile’s snow dance card kit. I just love this little Santa! And today he’s brought some friends along. How: I started by stamping the row of Santas using my MISTI — by keeping the stamp in the same place and moving the watercolour card sideways between impressions I… Continue reading Xmas card: Santas all in a row

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Xmas card: Santa and snowflakes

What: My Create A Smile snow dance kit finally arrived! I can only assume the postman was jealous and wanted to hold onto it for an extra few days before delivering it. How: This card looks like there’s a lot going on, but it actually came together quite quickly; for once I had an idea… Continue reading Xmas card: Santa and snowflakes

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Blank card: Inktense bunnies

What: Time for a bit of variety — I’ve been mostly using my Copics during the colouring challenge, so I thought I’d have a bit of a change and break out the Inktense pencils, which seemed like they’d be a good match for this cute bunny digi stamp. How: The Inktense pencils live up to… Continue reading Blank card: Inktense bunnies

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Xmas card: Bright little reindeer

What: I picked up this sweet little reindeer the other day and decided to use it for this month’s Make It Crafty challenge: “bright colours”. I normally stick to naturalistic colours, so choosing these bright oranges for the reindeer was definitely outside of my comfort zone. How: I started by cutting a piece of Stick… Continue reading Xmas card: Bright little reindeer

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Birthday card: Copic blackberries

What: It’s that time of year when I have to get working on a birthday card for my mum. I found the gorgeous blackberry (well, raspberry, but close enough) digital stamp a while ago and had thought of using My Favourite Things’ Harvest Mouse stamps for the mouse; unfortunately it’s been out of stock and… Continue reading Birthday card: Copic blackberries

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Xmas card: Skating mouse

What: An attempt at no-line colouring with Copic markers that I’m actually happy to show to people — I had a go at this technique a few months ago and that one quickly ended up in the bin 🙂 Inspired by: Marika Rahtu’s sweet and simple cards made with this stamp set. How: I stamped… Continue reading Xmas card: Skating mouse

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Autumn card: Hedgehog on leaves

What: This cute little hedgehog with his pumpkin is the image for Gerda Steiner’s October challenge. How: The trickiest part of this monthly challenge is deciding what to do with the digital stamp. It would be relatively easy to print it out, colour it, die cut a circle or square around it, and mount it… Continue reading Autumn card: Hedgehog on leaves

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Xmas card: Watercolored snowflakes

What: Another card technique that has been on my “to try” list — creating a background using some of the smaller stamps from a set and then loosely watercolouring over them. Inspired by: Any one of the large number of cards with loose watercoloured backgrounds that I have seen on Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram and the… Continue reading Xmas card: Watercolored snowflakes

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Xmas cards: Stencilled trees and critters

What: Cute critters with a snowy sparkly Christmas tree background. Inspired by: Giorgia’s sweet critters standing in front of a tone-on-tone Christmas tree. How: First make your Christmas tree stencil. I drew the tree shape on my Mac using Affinity Designer and transferred it to my ScanNCut, sized it to fit on a standard A6… Continue reading Xmas cards: Stencilled trees and critters

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Xmas card: Monochrome snowman

What: Day 3 of the third Daily Marker 30-day colouring challenge. I’ve been meaning to try some monochrome Copic colouring for a while and this snowman seemed like a good image to start with. How: I printed the snowman onto some Neenah solar white, coloured it using just warm greys and toner greys and added… Continue reading Xmas card: Monochrome snowman

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Hello card: Autumn leaves with foxes

What: Day 2 of the third 30-day colouring challenge and I created a variant of yesterday's background and added some sweet foxes. How: I stamped a random collection of leaves in archival black ink. I then wet just the leaves with clear water, sprinkled over some Brusho powder and moved the colour around with a… Continue reading Hello card: Autumn leaves with foxes

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Hello card: Autumn leaves with owl

What: It's the start of October and the first day of the third 30-day colouring challenge run by the amazing Kathy Racoosin. Inspired by her Starbucks fall cup card, I created my own autumnal background for this cute little owl. How: I stamped a random selection of leaves in gold ink and clear heat-embossed them.… Continue reading Hello card: Autumn leaves with owl