Yes it's another Power Poppy floral card — rudbeckias and berries this time — but at least I changed up the usual pink and purple Copic palette for a more autumnal one, and then finished it off with coloured pencils.
I had run out of bunnies, I wasn't being inspired by the ones I was finding online and I couldn't possibly make anything other than a bunny birthday card, so there was only one thing left to do: design my own.
This is what happens when I ask for suggestions for a card design: I end up designing a digi stamp from scratch and having to work out how to colour distressed yellow metal, all to create "steam duck".
I may have run out of bunny digi stamps, but I still have plenty of Power Poppy ones waiting to be coloured. I chose these tulips to make an Easter card for my mum and my aim was to use some softer, more pastel, colours and not immediately reach for the super-saturated vivid reds and… Continue reading Easter tulips
And following quickly on the heels of my brother's birthday comes an easier birthday to make for. Easier because this is one birthday — my other half's sister — where I can repeat the general theme without worrying that it won't be appreciated. Bunnies! And this is a particularly cute bunny. I did the colouring… Continue reading Cute bunny
Another birthday card and once again my inspiration for card-making has deserted me. And it's for a guy so, of course, absolutely nothing in my stash is suitable. Luckily I have my secondary stash of coloured images to fall back on. A quick sort through and I settled on this cute dinosaur and his stack… Continue reading Dino birthday
I make nearly all of my cards A6 size (14.8cm × 10.5cm): it's a nice manageable size and is the most efficient use of A4 card. But once in a while, I decide to scale things up a bit. I've made a couple of larger cards already this Christmas for family, and this one for… Continue reading Ridiculous robins
Yet another image from the printed digi stamp pile. I wasn't planning on putting this on a card — I was just doing it for the Daily Marker colouring challenge — but then my other half spotted it, declared it to be the spirit of Christmas and claimed it as perfect for a friend. I… Continue reading The spirit of Christmas
Another one from the digi pile. Even relatively simple designs from Power Poppy have such a lot of gorgeous detail; they are a joy to colour. I kept the colouring simple and added highlights on the berries with a gold gel pen. Glossy accents gives a bit of dimension and a lot of shine. I… Continue reading Holly berries
One of the nice things about taking part in the Daily Marker colouring challenge is that I get to make my pile of printed digi stamps a bit smaller. Or at least I do on those occasions when I remember to check how many I have before printing a whole load of extras just in… Continue reading Reindeer pair
Another five days and more progress on getting the Christmas cards done. If I'm not careful I'll actually start feeling optimistic about finishing them! Of course, that now means that I have a backlog of cards that need photographing and writing up for the blog. I've gone from having nothing scheduled and just one thing… Continue reading The Daily Marker Challenge #11 day 6-10
Well, five days in and I haven't given up yet 🙂 And I've completed one card and done the colouring for another so that's definite progress on the Christmas card list. I say that like I actually have a final finished list of cards I have to make, whereas, in practice, I actually have a… Continue reading The Daily Marker Challenge #11 day 1–5
Every now and again I come up with an idea for a card design but then I can't find a suitable image, either in my stash or even as a downloadable digi stamp. So, not wanting to give up on the idea, I end up making my own digi stamps or cut files to use.… Continue reading Pumpkin freebies
I nearly didn't make this card. I'm really not a fan of gnomes — I've only ever made one other card with gnomes on it and that was done with a particular person in mind — and I didn't want to make a card I am unlikely to use (my card stash is big enough… Continue reading Gnome wedding
I don't make many Easter cards — just one for my mum and one for my other half's sister because she loves bunnies. For my mum, I decided to go down the floral route. Which means more Power Poppy flowers. And this time I treated myself to a new digi; Heart Abloom is a heart-shaped… Continue reading Easter flowers