The image is Christmas Word – Joy which you can purchase here from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. This is one of my favourite Christmas stamps. But I have coloured it in with some Copics – these markers are not new to me but I have never gotten along with them 2018 though is going to be the year that either I become comfortable with them or I am going to have to sell them. I can not have such a huge investment sitting around doing nothing if I’m not going to use them.
The paper I used behind the main image I coloured with simple children’s markers in an Adult colouring book. I have a lot of pages that I have coloured and I have decided that instead of them sitting around gathering dust I am going to use what I can in my card making and other paper crafts. So I get twice the enjoyment out of them – 1st when I am colouring the page and 2nd when I re-purpose them into another project. 😀
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. As always before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
Welcome to 2018. We are already 4 days in and I am already wishing that we were in February 😦 I can deal with high temperatures but not the humidity. Feeling like a limp rag doesn’t exactly prompt you to do much.
But I am lucky to have air-con in my house so I have been able to continue to craft – which I am truly grateful because I really cant deal with not being able to do any of my stress relieving activities.
Anywho – onto the card
Aren’t these penguins just the cutest? Once I saw this image that I had used my watercolour pencils on ages ago I knew I had to use it on a card. And crafting with these cool colours helped with being so hot. I am having so much fun making some Clean and Simple cards. This cards inspiration came from 3 challenges.
I am back again with another creation. This time I am using a previously used sketch from Freshly Made Sketch #318.
This sketch is really simple and that suits the recipient of this card down to the ground. This card is actually going to my Husband’s Uncle. I am the only adult in the family that is still allowed to address him as “Uncle”. Everyone else over the age of 18 gets to address him by his given name but I have always addressed him as Uncle and I always will.
This card also follows the Catch the Bug Challenge December Bingo
as you can tell from the photo I used the top line for my BINGO. I really like these challenges it makes you think about how to put your card together – with some guidelines.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. As always before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this thought:
Good to remember this in the hard times. Sometimes you have to face into the wind and keep going.
I am enjoying making Christmas cards but I think the main reason I am liking the process is because I am working towards Christmas 2018. So I took the opportunity to join in with the Color Throwdown #473 combination.
And I thought I would try making a Christmas card using not so traditional colours – taking me out of my comfort zone and this is the result.
I had this pink Christmas Tree background and thought it would go well with the challenge. The image is from JustME Digital Designs on Etsy. This adorable Llama can be purchased here. I am having so much fun designing with this image – it’s becoming a firm favourite. The image and the background had some colouring done with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Please consider leaving a comment and even liking my creation. But before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
This is just a good way to live life. I am trying to be more like this through my walk in life.
I am trying to make some cards with a bit of difference for my Christmas Cards. I am actually starting on the 2018 batch of cards now. I finally got enough made for this years bunch so I decided to get a head start on next year. Because I have been reminded this year that what you plan doesn’t always work out – especially long term plans.
Any who onto the card which I’m sure is your main reason for stopping by my little blog today.
Isn’t this such a cute image – well actually we are looking at the merging of 2 images from 2 different companies. We have Cute Dog which is a freebie from All Dressed Up Images and you can get this image here. And the presents stamps came from CC Designs but is now retired.
This card was influenced by 3 different challenges and they are
My most favourite way to start a card – with a sketch. And I love those from the talented designers at Freshly Made Sketches.
then I found
Cute Card Thursday has Festive Colors as their #508 Challenge
So I first combined the images plus the sentiment together and printed them off and coloured it up with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I fussy cut around the image and matted the whole image onto a square of black paper. I decided to go a more masculine route with this card but it could be sent to a family as well. Using up more of my Christmas papers – these papers I am going to miss when I finish using up the pack. And that was it.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. Please consider liking my post and leaving a comment. But before you leave as always I would like to leave you with this following thought:
As I reflect on what 2017 has bought into my life.
A lot of good has come of it: going to my craft group more often, restarting this blog, surviving my cancer journey and my Son settling into his new school.
Some bad has come as well: the passing of my Mum, my cancer surgery, other health problems
So now I am looking into 2018 and what it may bring my way.
Well hasn’t December crept up on us suddenly!! If anybody can tell me where the rest of 2017 disappeared too I would love to know. I haven’t uploaded anything in a little while … sorry about that. Been busy with end of school year events and now our Church and our other groups are starting to have their break-ups as well.
Of course the crafting hasn’t ceased but has decreased in the past couple of weeks. I have been doing a bit more weaving, which I’ll share my latest a little bit later, and my ever present crochet. I am still working on my latest project even though its a simple pattern its taking me longer cause I am trying to finish so many other things.
But anywho … onto why most of you stopped by … my card creation
I love this image but I am unsure where it comes from I have had it for so long and my record keeping wasn’t as crash hot back then! 😉 There are several cat lovers on my Christmas card list and I think any of them would get a kick out of this one. This time around it is coloured very simply but playfully. I matted the image once complete onto some cookie image paper from my stash and made a border top and bottom using some brown paper and some wavy scissors.
and now My Weaving!
Yes I finished a project a woven scarf to be used as a Secret Santa Present – I hope who ever gets it likes my efforts
I made this on my little Sample-It Loom by Ashford using my new Vari-Dent Heddle. This allowed me to combine both a fat yarn on the outside edge of the scarf and a thinner yarn in the middle. I am really happy with the results.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my 2 different creations. And as always I would love to leave you with this thought before you go: