Christmas cat in the woods

This is the third of this year’s Copic-coloured Christmas cards and this one is based on the third lesson in the Winter Storybook class from Sandy Allnock over on Art-Classes. I really need to work on drawing tree shapes; these are verging on spooky rather than wintry. The snow helps though... Like the little sheep… Continue reading Christmas cat in the woods

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Horace & Boo

Series: The Daily Marker Art Card #26 I’ve reached that point in the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge where the colour-picking bit of my brain is starting to struggle; I am trying hard to avoid falling back on standard colour choices, especially for critters. My first instinct for this was to do a ginger kitty,… Continue reading Horace & Boo


Misc: Hang in there kitty

This card was created on 11th July: day 7 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. In response to the political mess in the UK following the EU referendum, my initial thought was to just add a single word expletive as a sentiment for this kitty, but I decided to fake some positivity instead…… Continue reading Misc: Hang in there kitty


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


Thinking of you: Kitten

What: January’s instalment of Gerda Steiner’s progressive challenge gave us this cute little kitten with a big heart. How: The card base was created by using Inka Gold through a stencil. I love the variety of textures this gives — high shine where the stencil is firm enough to be swiped over and more gritty… Continue reading Thinking of you: Kitten


The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #26

What: Day twenty-six of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A birthday card for a cat-owning friend and one of my favourite cards. How: The first thing I did was stamp each of the cat stamps on masking paper and fussy cut them out. The background panel was built up from the bottom… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #26

Birthday cats and flowers

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #1

What: I was asked if I would join in wishing a happy birthday to Maggie on Instagram. Her birthday coincides with the first day of Kathy Racoosin’s second Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, so some colouring was definitely called for. How: This started off with a bit of masking and quite a lot of… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #1