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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

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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: 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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1st birthday: Pink and sparkly

How quickly time flies; a year has already passed since I was making a welcome card for baby Amelia. Of course, I forgot to put her birthday on my cards to-do list so I didn't get a reminder to start making this card — I normally give myself plenty of time to come up with card… Continue reading 1st birthday: Pink and sparkly

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Birthday card: Pisces

What: When I heard that the theme of Kathy Racoosin’s pop-up challenge was going to be “lines”, my brain started ticking over. One of my current aims is to use some of the pieces I have in my stash; both painted backgrounds and images I’ve created for previous colouring challenges. I coloured a full set… Continue reading Birthday card: Pisces

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Birthday card: fox and raccoon

What: A birthday card for a male friend, hence the lack of sequins 🙂 How: I die-cut a piece of Copic-friendly card using a stitched square die and stamped the fox and raccoon in Memento ink. After I finished the colouring I gave the clouds a very light spritz with colourless blender to soften the… Continue reading Birthday card: fox and raccoon

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Birthday card: Shiny googly-eyed bunny

What: A cutesy birthday card with all the shiny thrown at it for my neighbour. How: I sketched out the rough layout I wanted, fussy cut some masks and used them to figure out the correct stamping order for the bunnies, cupcake elements and flowers. I stamped the bunnies and cupcakes with Memento ink and… Continue reading Birthday card: Shiny googly-eyed bunny

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #30

What: Day thirty of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A thank you to Kathy Racoosin for running the challenge and somehow finding the time to comment on everyone's pictures. How: The hardest part about making this card was leaving so much white space on it. I made a card base from Neenah… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #30

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #27

What: Day twenty-seven of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. I stepped away from the Copics and watercolours today and made a card with some alcohol ink instead. Inspired by: The starting point for my design thoughts was a split panel watercolour card. How: The marbled panel was created by first adding drops… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #27