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The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

Only a few days to go until The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge starts on July 5th — what on earth happened to June and is there any chance we might get a hint of summer in July? This will be the fifth time the amazing Kathy Racoosin has hosted the challenge; how she… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge


Misc: Picnic penguin

Where does the month go? I nearly ran out of time to get this challenge card made, which would have been especially annoying as I’ve had the design printed out waiting to be coloured for a week or so. I thought the penguin needed some companions, so I selected a couple of other Gerda Steiner… Continue reading Misc: Picnic penguin


Birthday: Grumpy black cat

I love this grumpy Persian kitty. I’ve coloured him up once before — as a white cat — so this time I thought I’d challenge myself to see if I could get the necessary depth of colour for a black version without it just turning into a dark blob. How: This was not a quick… Continue reading Birthday: Grumpy black cat


Birthday: Bear on deckchair

This was an unplanned card. When I was about half way through colouring the bear for the Father’s Day card, I realised that he was sitting in MC Escher’s deckchair and, once I had noticed that, there was no way I could use it on a card. But I didn’t want to waste the work I… Continue reading Birthday: Bear on deckchair


Father’s Day: Bear on deckchair

I didn’t have anything in my stash that was inspiring me to make a Father’s Day card for my other half’s dad so I went on the hunt for digi stamps; unfortunately my usual sources weren’t sparking my imagination. A quick search later and I came across Di’s Digi Stamps which looks like it will… Continue reading Father’s Day: Bear on deckchair


Thanks: Split bouquet

For this Copic Jumpstart homework, Sandy challenged us to get our flower stamps out. Rather than trying to create loads of dimension on each petal, I chose to go with the more pastel approach, mainly because I usually go for stronger colours and contrast and I wanted to stretch myself by doing something out of my… Continue reading Thanks: Split bouquet