Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Stocking Swap with Simply Betty Stamps

Over at Simply Betty Stamps we were given this gorgeous image called Stocking Elf to create a card with and to send to a swap partner along with some Christmas goodies. To make it even more fun we had a Christmas stocking/sock theme, sending something sock or stocking related to our swap partner as part of the gift. And now we're having a big BLOG HOP reveal everyone's cards - I hope you like mine.

I'm not showing the rest of the goodies I sent - I don't want to make anyone jealous LOL - but I've heard from the recipient and she seemed to be very happy with it all which is lovely to know.

Check out everyone else's part in the swap....

Janell D'Amato Rice on Facebook
Alicia Capece-Joos on Facebook
Lea Wilkin Facebook

Even though you can checkout the hop, I couldn't resist showing these off. I couldn't find any CUTE Christmas socks - after all it is Summer here in Australia - but my gorgeous swap partner Kate sent me these- aren't they adorable!!!

Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E59, E37, E33
Eyes - YG67, YG17, YG13, C2
Lips - R29, R24, R22
Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, C10, C4, C2, C0, 100
Stocking Treats - R27, Y19, YG17
Tree - E59, E37, E33, YG67, YG17, YG13, C4, C2, C0
Decorations - YR27, Y19, Y02, R27, Gold smooch

Sunday, December 3, 2017

First Cup Cassandra

Check out this gorgeous new image from Simply Betty Stamps called First Cup Cassandra. I just loved colouring her up - that gorgeous up do was so much fun to shade. But before I coloured her up I created the background for her using Copic markers and colourless blender- you can check out my tutorial HERE. She's so elegant I decided to use an elegant layout for her too - and of course a bit of sparkle never goes astray.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyeshadow - BG34, BG32, BG11, Clear Wink of Stella
Lips - R24, R11
Hair - Y26, Y21, E99, E97, E29
Clothes - BG49, BG34, BG32, C4, C2, C00
Cup - E99, E97, E29, C4, C2, BG49, BG34
Background - BG34, BG32, E99, E97, C2

Friday, December 1, 2017

New Sprites from Aurora Wings

Woohoooo there is a lot of Sprite Action going on over at Aurora Wings today.There are 3 never before seen Sprites being released as well as 6 previously 'Colouring In Book Exclusives' being made available as single digis. There's also a fabulous discount on offer for the weekend - check out the coupon below - where you'll also see the 3 new Sprites, aren't they adorable?!?!?!

I got to use the beautiful Snowflake Sprite and with hot Spring temperatures here in my part of the world it was nice to colour in cold tones. I also added lots of different sparkly bling, wish it photographed better!

Checkout what the rest of the DT came up with to showcase these cuties HERE.

You can find the new Sprites in the Etsy Store at these links - 

Or the Aurora Wings Store at these links - 

*The previous 'coloring book exclusive' holiday Sprites (6) can be found on page 6 of AW Sprites category at

Copics Used - C4, C0, B05, B02, B01, B000, B0000, V12, V01, R01 plus all sorts of glittery stuff :) 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Little Rudolph

Eeeeek I just love Christmas, especially with all of the gorgeous images that seem to jump into my shopping basket!!!! This adorably quirky little guy is Little Rudolph by Bloobel Stamps, he just puts a smile on your face when you see him :)

My card is unusually CAS for me but this guy needed to be the star of the show, a simple layered Make it Crafty chipboard sentiment coloured up, a snowfall embossed background and some festive washi tape was all I needed. Hope you love him as much as I do.

Copics Used
Eyes - C4, C0, E49, YR27, YR24, YR23
Mouth & Nose - R89, R29, R27, R24, R21
Inner Ear- R20, R11
Antlers & Hooves - E49, E44, E43
Fur - YR20, E43, E42, E41
Bells - YR27, YR24, YR23, Y15
Collar - YG67, YG17, YG13, YG01

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - November

 It's time for the next instalment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous 'Wrapping It Up Rio' to use. And our challenge was...

Christmas with a color twist! 
1. Merry Christmas ANYTHING goes except TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS...this means NO: RED or GREEN or any combos thereof. 
2. You must use at least TWO pattern papers
3. All must be projects not just the colored image.
4. You must upload to the October Progressive Challenge album by the deadline.

Copics Used
Skin - E11,E04,E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E40
Eye - C2, B97, B95, B91
Lips- RV55, RV52
Clothes - B97, B95, B91, RV55, RV52, RV10, V17, V15, V12, 100, C10, C4, C2, C0
Scissors - C4, C2
Gift & Ribbon - B06, B04, B01, B000, BV08

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Cutest Reindeer Around

Check out this adorable new Sprite from Aurora Wings - this is Reindeer Sprite and seriously could he GET any cuter?!?!?!?! I just couldn't help myself, he NEEDED to be coloured up and popped onto a card. I cut my card shape using my Cameo, I just love that machine. The edges of the card also have star dust Stickles on to add some more Christmas cheer.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - Y26, Y21
Reindeer Costume - E59, E49, E44, E43, E42, E40, E39, E35, E33, E31, R20, R11, R01, 
Bell - E99, E97, Y15
Ribbon - R89, R29, R27, R24, R22

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #61

It's time for another challenge from Aurora Wings and this time we're using...

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I decided to use the adorable Christmas Chihuahuas and mixed in some gold metallic paint, gold metallic glitter embossing and gold metallic card to cover the brief. It's a bit sad that the gold paint doesn't show it's rich glow so well in the main photo but you can see it a little better in the close up.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

You can find this image and more in the Aurora Wings Etsy Store or the Online Store.

Copics Used
Chihuahuas - E59, E51, E39, E33, E31, E30, E21, R01, T8,100
Costumes - C4, C1, E44, E43, E42, YG67, YG17, YG13, R89, R29, R24, Gold Smooch paint
Gift Box - C4, C1, YG67, YG17, YG13, Gold Smooch paint
Decorations - E99, E97, Y19, Y15, Y06, G28, YG67, YG17, YG13, R08, B04, Gold Smooch paint

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rag Doll from Bloobel

Yay I finally got this cutie coloured up and put on a card. This is Rag Doll from Bloobel Stamps and she's a steal at only US$1. I love the quirky images from Bloobel - in case you haven't noticed ;) 
I made a quick and easy shaker card which adds to the fun of the image.

Copics Used
Skin - E33, E31, E30
Hair - 100, R29
Clothes - Y19, Y15, YG67, YG17, YG13, YG01, 100, R29, R24, R22, Y19, Y15, C4, C1
Facial Features - R29, R27, R24, R22, YG17, YG01

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Light Up Gingerbread House

As soon as I saw Betty's Gingerbread House from Simply Betty Stamps I knew I wanted to play with my chibitronic LEDs again and give it a light up window....those elves have orders to get done for Christmas and now there's no 'low light' excuses. 

It's such fun and reminds me of my high school days making circuits in my electronics classes. My Favorite Things have a great YouTUBE clip on how to 'light up' your creations HERE.

Copics Used
'Gingerbread' - E37,33,31,30
'Snow' - B000, B0000
'Sky' - B93
Reds - R89, R29, R27, R24, R22
Greens - YG67, YG17, YG13
Other - C4. C1, Y06, B04
Plus - white paint pen and clear glitter gel pen 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Downunder Elf Debbie in Non-Traditional Colours

There are 18 fun new Christmas images from Simply Betty Stamps in the NEW section of the store. The whole DT have been turned into Santa's helpers and this is 
Downunder Elf Debbie. It's great to have a Christmas image perfect for those of us who live in countries where it's hot at Christmastime. Today I've coloured her in less traditional colours but with a little hint of the traditional.

Along with all the DT elves there are also some stand alone Christmas elements and I'm having fun playing with one or 2 at the moment.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - RV66, RV55,RV52
Eye shadow - B01, B000
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Clothes - RV66, RV55, RV52, RV10, B04, B01, B000
Sand - YR31, YR30, YR24, YR21
Decorations - B04, B01, RV66, RV52