Monday, September 18, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #57


After a month off it's time for another challenge from Aurora Wings and this time it's......

Image may contain: 1 person

I used the gorgeous Poppy Sprite and zoomed in on her face, cropping her into a frame. I also went with blue poppy tones and created a speckled background within the square. I had originally die cut the "happy" out of the coloured image to pop up over the top, but I felt it got a little lost so kept it white and added some stardust stickles over the top for some fun sparkle.

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. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11. E04, E00, E000. R20, R22
Poppies - B39, B06, B04, B02, B00, Y19
Greenery - G28, YG17, YG05
Background - BG23, YG05, YG01

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - September


 It's time for the next installment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous Cast a Spell Betty to use. 

This month's challenge was...
1. Must use the image and sentiment provided
2. Include 2 ribbons 
3. Use polka dot designer paper

I realised late into designing my card that I hadn't actually used any polka dotted paper so I used my GoPress and Foil and a Swiss Dots embossing folder to create some silver foil polka dots on one of the panels in my design. I've wrapped a thin purple ribbon over the top of a wider lime green ribbon to fulfil the ribbon requirement. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - V17, V12
Hair - V17, V12, V09, V01
Eyeshadow - YG05, YG01
Clothes - G28, YG17, YG05, YG01, T8, T6, T4, T2, YR68, YR16, YR09
Pot - YR16, YR09, C3, C1, Clear Wink of Stella
Cat - V91, V12, V05, 100, YG17, YG01, YG00 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

African Beauty from Simply Betty Stamps


Today I'm introducing you to one of the four African beauties that are now available in the Simply B Stamps Etsy Store. this one is Wanda Wraps. I loved having the excuse to challenge myself with a darker skin tone, something I don't do often enough. I also loved creating a fun stamped background which tied all of the wonderful colours I used together. 

Copics Used
Skin - E39, E35, E13, E11, R21
Eyes - C2, YR27, YR24, YR23
Lips - R27, R22, R21
Hair - E39
Clothes - E99, E97. YR0, YR07, YR04, G28, YG17, YG05, YG01, Y19, Y18, Y04, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01
Flowers - E99, Y19, Y18, Y04, Y00

Monday, August 28, 2017

Using Windows in La-La Land


This week sees my last weekly post for La-La Land Crafts. It's been over 5 years since I joined the team and I have many, many fond memories of my time there, least of all is the people I have met, either in real life or through my computer. Many of these have become firm friends and I am blessed to have them in my life. 

The theme for this week is Windows by the way - sorry to hijack the post for my farewells LOL.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - YG26, YG21, E39, E23
Clothes - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000, V12, V09, V06, V05, V000
Coffee Mug - Y26, Y21, C4, C2, C00

Friday, August 25, 2017

Winter Playtime


It's time for my most recent make for August using the gorgeous new Teddy Bo images - these are available in amazing value bundles, or as individuals! 

These guys have so much FUN together - don't you wish you were them sometimes LOL. I hoope that poor snowman's twiggy arms are stronger than they look!!!

Copics Used
Snowman - B000, B0000, E59, G29, 100, C6, C4, C3, C2, C0, R29, R27, R24, R22, R21
Teddy Bea Fur - R20, E77, E35, E33, E11
Teddy Bo Fur - R20, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41
Bear's Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, R21, C8, C6, C4, C3, C2, C0, B69, B18, B16, B12, G46, G29, YG17, YG05, YG01

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bloobel Stamps Progressive Challenge - August


It's time for the next installment of Bloobel Stamps progressive challenge. This month we had a choice of seven different ice cream character images to use - such a FUN idea!!! Anyone who knows me well knows I'm a bit of a Christmas tragic so I had to choose Ice Cream Santa to play with. What a perfect image for a Christmas card from our hot Summertime. I coloured him in traditional colours with a strawberry "cone", "caramel" ice cream with mint and choc chips for his face and "coconut" ice cream for his beard, mo and hair 


Note - the mint and choc chips ended up being are to hide a drip of green ink that dripped on his face - there's nearly always a way to disguise a mistake 

Copics Used - 100, T6, T4, T2, T0, R29, R27, R08, R05, R02, R01, G28, YG17, YG05, E55, E53, Y32, Y21, YR31, YR30 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - August



It's time for the next instalment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous Strawberry Rio to use

This month's challenge was...
Image may contain: food1. Use the image and the sentiment
2. 1 Designer paper
3. One embellishment
4. Use all the colors you see in the picture to the left, anywhere in your projects. This can be used in the coloring, the papers, the embellishments, or anyway on your project but all must be used. 
5. MUST be a full project, not just coloring of the image. Anything goes: card, scrapbook page layout, journal page, or anything crafty. NO DIGITAL ENTRIES.

My little present card shape is a lot of fun to use since it doubles as gift wrapping for a small gift or treats. I've made so many of these I have plotted the measurements into the Cameo and saved the file so it cuts everything for me quickly and with ease. I absolutely love Betty's images - they are an absolute joy to colour. 

Since my image was sitting over the top of the card I also cut out a second image shape without the printing and used it to pop the coloured image up on, giving a nice neat finish to the card as well as some depth.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R29, R27, R20
Hair - E35, E31, E08, R59
Eyes - C2, G28, YG17, YG05, YG01
Clothes - G28, YG17, YG05, YG01, R30, R29, R27, R24, R21, R00
Cake - YG05, YG01, YR21, YR20, R30, R21
Strawberries & Flowers - R29, R24, R21, G28, YG17, YG05, YG01
Frame - C2, C1, YG01, YG0000

Monday, August 21, 2017

Photo/Colour Inspiration in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using the inspiration picture on the left for our projects.  This is a really eclectic mix of colours and I have to admit I did struggle a little to make it work - and I hope you think it DID work. I also admit that I love a challenge and having to think outside of the box - so even though the struggle was real I enjoyed it.
Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00 E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - BG11, BG05, BG02
Clothes - V12, V05, V01, V0000, C6, C3, C1, YG63, YG61

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wind and Ice


We're nearly at the end of Winter here in Australia but Mother Nature is heading out with some cold winds and hail so I was in the perfect mood to colour up this cutie from Simply Betty Stamps. This is the Snowflake Queen and she's hiding amongst lots of other fabulous images in the Friday Fun digi section. 

I coloured her up in cool greys and then went over some sections with icy blues. I added some frosty goodness with some clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones and I used my new GoPress and Foil and an embossing folder to create the shiny swirls - you can see how I did that HERE. The photo to the left shows some of the sparkle and shine but as always it's sooo much better IRL.

To create the sequined look on her dress I used a fine blue texta and white gel pens and added lots of dots. I also dotted over some clear Wink of Stella for sparkle under lights.

Copics Used - C4, C3, C1, C0, C00, B01, B00, R00

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Extra, Extra - Grand Opening of New Simply Betty Store


There's exciting news in the world of Simply Betty Stamps - her new Etsy store is NOW OPEN and you can find it HERE. To spread the news I've coloured up Extra, Extra Betty. I've added some glitter and washi tape strips to the background panel and added a fishtail banner with die cut Altenew letters on. I had a lot of fun putting this one together and let's hope the new store is a huge success.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E49, E44, E43, E41
Eyes - C2, YG17, YG05
Clothes - R29, R24, R05, C8, C6, C4, C3, C2, C00
Bag - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG05
Newspapers - E43, E41, E40