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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

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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

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Happy mail: Snails

Create A Smile have just launched their monthly challenge and, being a lover of their stamps (and stencils and embellishments and kits and…), I just had to join in. The theme this month is “favourite” so for this card I went with my favourite colouring medium: Copic markers (though I do love the cute snails… Continue reading Happy mail: Snails

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Birthday: Coloured space bears

Space bears! This was the first time I’d coloured these stamps and I originally only got them out of my stash pile because they were ideal for a bit of Copic Jumpstart class homework, but then I realised they were perfect as the main element on a card for Seven Hills Crafts' latest sketch challenge. How: The… Continue reading Birthday: Coloured space bears

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Blank: Copic farmyards

For the “colouring round objects” lesson in the Copic Jumpstart class, Sandy Allnock masked up a comical pile of vegetables and coloured them. The only vegetation in my stamp collection is floral, so I went further up the food chain and found these decidedly round farmyard animals and stacked those up instead. How: I hadn’t… Continue reading Blank: Copic farmyards

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Blank: Sketched space bears

Inspiration can come from a lot of different places, in this case it was as simple as someone saying “you should use those on a card”. The black and white shading maps combined with the space theme immediately suggested a monochrome card and also provided the perfect opportunity to use my new Altenew moon stamps.… Continue reading Blank: Sketched space bears

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Blank: Green pixie

Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on February 25th as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I love Some Odd Girl stamp designs, and this pixie is so cute she deserved to star on a nice simple background. How: The pixie was coloured with Copic markers and then fussy cut… Continue reading Blank: Green pixie