Scrap N Dipity - Happy Birthday Card

Sunday, December 25, 2016
Today - although it is Christmas Day - I don't have a Christmas card to share with you but a Birthday Card. I think it is appropriate as being a Christian I am celebrating the birth of Jesus, and I have other friends who are also celebrating their birthday today, and oh how often their special day gets overlooked. This lovely image from Scrap n' Dipity - Happy Birthday Rose - is the perfect image to wish someone a Happy Birthday.
So I am sending out love and birthday wishes to all those who celebrate their birthday today on 25 December.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
and
MERRY CHRISTMAS 
to you all!
Copics Used
- Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
- Hair - YR21, YR23, YR24, E99, E19
- Balloons and outfit
    - Grey - W0, W1, W3, W5 
    - Blue - B000, B12, B14
    - Green - YG00, YG23, YG25

Thanks for looking
Kristina xx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge #219 - Christmas with Glitter

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Just a few days until Christmas and I have been so busy I neglected to post my Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog DT Card :( 
So this week - you still have some time to enter - our theme is....
Xmas with Glitter
So we need to see :
Your Glitter 'N' Sparkle Christmas Cards ....
We have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors.
Our First Sponsor is: Bugaboo who are offering 7 Images from Store.
Our Second Sponsor is: Ike's Art who are offering a $15 Gift Certificate.
Our Third Sponsor is: Robyn's Fetish who are offering 3 Images from Store.
Our Fourth Sponsor is: Sparkle N Sprinkle who are offering a $15 Gift Certificate.

For my card this week I chose this lovely image - Christmas Pixie from Ike's Art. She is coloured with copic markers and some random patterned paper from my stash and topped off with some lovely organza red ribbon. My glitter part is the stickles on the outside of the image which does not show up very well when I took this photo as it was still wet.

Hope you have a chance to play along and wishing everyone
A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
Thanks for looking.
Kristina x

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, December 19, 2016
Hi Everyone - today I am sharing some colouring I did for the Lacy Sunshine - a new challenge has been posted here and as always it is Anything Goes - so a great opportunity to have a play and create something wonderful and share it to the crafting community and have the chance to win lovely images!

I have coloured up this gorgeous image - Peace on Earth Dreamer. She is coloured with copic markers.

Hope you get a chance to play along.

Kristina xx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#218 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hi Everyone - are you ready for another challenge over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog!!! We are up to challenge 218 and this week the challenge is 
ANYTHING GOES
So we want to see all your crafty creations with no limitations!

As always we have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors.
- Our First Sponsor is: Arti Doodles who are offering 4 Images from Store.
- Our Second Sponsor is: Morgan's ArtWorld who are offering 3 Images from Store
- Our Third Sponsor is: Polkadoodles who are offering a $15 Gift Certificate

For my card this week I coloured up this beautiful image from Morgan's ArtWorld - Winter Fae. I have coloured her with Copic markers and teamed her up with some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. The beautiful stitched blue ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.

Kristina xx

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#330 - Make Someone Smile

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hi Everyone. Time for another weekly challenge over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog. Our theme this week is..
MAKE SOMEONE SMILE
Still time to do some Christmas cards, so how about we make them funny or tounge in cheek just to bring a smile to the face of the receiver.
Our fantastic sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps who are giving the lucky winner their choice of 7 digi stamps.
For my card this week I picked this super cute image - Christmas Mouse - Ornaments. I love Bugaboo images as they are so cute and need little embelishment so perfect for those CAS cards. I like the image to speak for itself. The sentiment I used is from The Cat's Pajamas - Peace, Joy & Penguins
 We  hope you are able to join us in with our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8) to qualify for a prize.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xxx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#217 - Traditional Christmas Colours

Monday, December 5, 2016
Hello to you all. Another week begins and 20 days until Christmas - the time is absolutely flying - has this year just flown by for anyone else? I haven't even thought about Christmas presents or Christmas Day. I will be working right up to Christmas and all through the Christmas period so it gives you a false sense of the time of year...
Our Challenge Theme this week is:
Traditional Christmas Colours
So we need to see all of your Crafty makes with Traditional Christmas Colours of Red, Green and Gold.... Get some more of those Christmas cards finished and sent off to friends and family. We have a wonderful prize for you from our sole sponsor Crafts and Me who are offering an £8 Digi Voucher.
My card this week uses a gorgeous Hannah Lynn image - Berry Branches - from Crafts and Me. Although you would not pick this image for a traditional Christmas image, I think when you make the berries red and use Christmas colours it starts to look very Christmassy, and it make it a versatile image as well. She is coloured with copic markers. I have used glossy accents on the berries however this is hard to photograph. When you then team the image up with some Christmas patterned paper, add some red ribbon and some bells - you then have a great Christmas Card for someone special!

Copic colours used:-
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - C2, C5, C7, C9
Sky - B37, white posca pen for stars
Branches and Owl - E31, E33, E37, E49
Greens - G23, G94, G99
Reds - R22, R24, R27, R39

I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#216 - Blue and White

Monday, November 28, 2016
Hello Everyone! I am back to share another beautiful image from an amazing sponsor for the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge blog. We are up to Challenge #216 - the weeks are flying and now it is less that four weeks until Christmas!! Our challenge this week is...
BLUE and WHITE
Great colours to use for all those snowy Christmas scenes, especially those snowmen and even though here in Australia we have Christmas in Summer I still love colouring up the winter scenes for Christmas. So make sure your project contains blue and white, but you can use hits of other colours as well.

We have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors this week:
Lacy Sunshine who are offering 3 Images from Store
Lemon Shortbread who are offering 3 Images from Store
Oddball Art who are offering 3 Images from Store
 The Stamping Boutique who are offering 2 Images from Store
(or 3 if a TSB or Glitterbabe Image is used)

For my card this week I am using the gorgeous Lemon Shortbread image - Winter Snow Muff Girl. Isn't she lovely! I have coloured her with Copic markers and teamed the image up with patterned paper from Stampin' Up to create my card.

Copic Markers Used
Skin  - E000, E00, E21, E11
Hair - E99, E33, YR20, YR21, YR24
Blue - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Muff - C0, C1, C2
Dress/Bag - W0, W1, W3, E5
Sky - B0000, B000, B00

I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

DT Call - Faery Ink

Friday, November 25, 2016
Hi Everyone. What an amazing day today was for me. Great weather, lots of work done, and lots of crafty inspiration and colouring achieved. So my post today is all about 
Faery Ink is a fantastic digital stamp art and web design company that produce gorgeous digital images perfect for cardmakers like me. Faery Ink are having a DT call so I thought I would put myself into contention. 

Being on a Design Team is a great way to inspire others to reach their creative potential - I think that is why we all love sharing our work - the Craft community is amazing, supportive and friendly (in my experience anyway). It also helps others to get ideas of their own to use the products the Design Team are promoting, and also promote new release products. It is also great to be able to schedule in my crafting time - I know I have deadlines with my DT obligations and makes me so much more productive - sounds weird I know but I am someone who works so much better with deadlines than with a random - get it done whenever - lol.

Being on Design Teams also help you to build your stash!! I sell some of my cards, use a lot for friends and family and all my colleagues at work get a hand made card every birthday and Christmas. I feel honoured to walk around the office and see the cards lovingly displayed on peoples desks all year!!

I discovered the beautiful images from Faery Ink about 6 months ago after Alyce over at Kit and Clowder used an image in her monthly Create and Learn from Faery Ink, and am slowly building up my image collection. They have a regular monthly freebie if you sign up to their newsletter which you can do through the blog or shop site - and even doing that will get you a free image - and lets face it - we all LOVE a freebie.  Once I signed up for the newsletter and got my freebie, I have started to build up my collection of images - probably have about 20 now - and the collection keeps growing. 

There are so many great images to choose from, but I think my favourite at the moment is the one I have used in my card below - Arielle Flora Fae. For this card I wanted to try out a different hair colour combination, so I used Copics - Y11, V04, V06 and V09. I love how the yellow marker gives it a real contrast. I also really played around with a stack of light colours for the wings and I really liked the effect. They are actually glittery in real life, but it is always hard to show in a photo. Faery Ink images are always so beautifully feminine and I have a real weakness for Fairies and Mermaids, so Faery Ink images are go to images.

I am a card maker - rarely working on other types of projects - and Faery Ink images are perfect for cards. I like the colouring to be the hero of the card and the Faery Ink images always are breathtaking once coloured up and displayed front of centre.

My second card to share is using my favourite colour - PURPLE - for those who are familiar with my work you know I love purple and am often incorporating it into my projects. One of the great things about Faery Ink images, especially the Fae images, Amanda has drawn a lot of them with or without wings, so you can choose which one you use. For this card I used one of the images without the wings. I love the hair and the beautiful eyes on this image. This card will be going to my best friend with a birthday coming up in the next month! (Hope she is not reading this - haha.)
The crafting community is huge now and there are so many opportunities to participate and get feedback and inspiration. I have just started using Instagram to share my cards, and also use Pintrest - which is a great source of inspiration, Facebook and of course sharing my work on my blog. 

And once again I have turned to my purple colours for the next card using - Ophelia Vanity Fae. This time I thought I would use a bright contrasting colour and picked red. All my cards are coloured with Copic Markers - it is my go to colouring medium. My go to reds are - R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, and my go to purple combo is V20, V22, V25, V17, BV08. I also always print out my digi images quite large, making them the focus of the card. Opehlia's wings were a challenge and again they are sparkly in real life - I need to perfect my photo taking to show the sparkle!
I am on a few design teams at the moment (Lacy Sunshine, Scrapper's Delights, and a couple of challenge blogs as well) and I absolutely love the team spirit and also being able to work with a whole range of images, sometimes ones that perhaps I would not have chosen myself, and this forces me to extend myself and become more creative in learning to colour an image I would have found challenging.And this was definitely the case with colouring in the Snickerdoodle and the Snail image. Never coloured a snail before and had to work out how to start. That's what PINTREST is great for - so many amazing images of snails to use for reference!
Colouring and card making is my hobby - I love it and love to share and hope that I can inspire others to be creative to. I teach card making classes at a small local papercrafting store where I live, and if I can just pass on one new technique or inspire one person through my love for all things cardmaking, then I have succeeded. I know there is always room for improvement and the more I colour and create the more I grow - it is my creative outlet and I am hoping more people can be caught up in the wonderful world of crafting.

Thanks for looking and keep your fingers crossed for me.
Have a great day and keep colouring!
Kristina xx

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#328 - Things with Wings

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog and we are up to Challenge#328. Our theme this week is...
THINGS WITH WINGS
Our amazing sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry.
For my card this week I chose this super cute little bee called - Happy Buzzer. You get the bee image and the sentiment which is fantastic. I wanted to keep this really clean and simple as it makes a super cute little card which will bring a smile to someone's face. The card size I made is just under 4" square.

We  hope you are able to join us in with our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8) to qualify for a prize.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Hello everyone! I am sharing you my latest make over at Lacy Sunshine. They have released some gorgeous new angel images which are perfect for Christmas cards for the Angel Kisses Collection. So it is time to get inspired and enter the latest Challenge over at the Lacy Sunshine Blog which is Anything Goes. Head over to the blog to check out the DTs inspirational colouring to get you in the mood.

With the holidays fast approaching our challenge  will be a month  long and will end on December 18th. So for your chance to win 3 gorgeous Lacy Sunshine images of your choice, make sure you join us and add your creation via the Linky button. 

For my card I used used the image Christmas Angel. Isn't she gorgeous. I tried to keep her white - which means using greys to highlight contrast and I was very happy with the results. The Greeting is from a Simon Says Stamp set, and I used a Spellbinders die for around the image, and dug out some music patterned paper from my stash. I am more and more trying to use my stash and off-cuts and limit my buying of new patterned paper - very had to resist buying more gorgeous patterned paper - but I have had to put my foot down on my impulse buying!!

Copics Used
Skin - E000,. E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Grey - C0, C1, C2, C5
Aqua - BG11, BG45, BG15, BG49 

I have entered this card in the following challenges

Hope you get a chance to play along.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#215 - Thanks/Thankfulness

Monday, November 21, 2016
Hello to you all! 
Another week flies by and another new Challenge comes around over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog. We are up to #215 and this week our theme is...
THANKS/THANKFULNESS!
This week the challenge is sponsored by Aurora Wings who is offering a $10 Gift Certificate to our winner. There are so many amazing images to choose from this one would be fabulous to win!
For my card this week I have used a beautiful cheeky mermaid image (such a soft spot for mermaids) called The Secret. It really does make you think what are those two whispering about! My take on it is that the purple mermaid is saying an unexpected thank you to the aqua mermaid. It doesn't take much to say thank you but I think so many of us forget to do it on a regular basis. It can make someone's day.

I have coloured the image with Copic markers and added some sparkle with come Copic Spica markers and just some metallic gel pens that I have on hand. I aslo used some Prisma Colour pencils for their hair to try to get a wavy effect that the water would cause. The image is teamed up with some paper from Kaisercraft. The Thanks die is from Mama Elephant.

I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Scrapper's Delights - Thrifty Thursday

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Hi Everyone - it's another great Thrifty Thursday Deal over at Scrapper's Delights. Thrifty Thursday is our Bi-weekly deal when Scrapper's Delights chooses as selection of fabulous special offers for you!. Just go to the special offer page HERE, where you can pick up some great images for just $1 each! These super cute Nutcracker images are a must for your collection and great for not just Christmas cards but male cards as well. 

For my card this week I have used The Toymaker image. I loved using the bright and vibrant red and blue - and although not really traditional Christmas colours, the Nutcracker soldiers are very much associated with Christmas - so a Christmas card it turned into.

Copic colours used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
Red - R22, R27, R29, R39
Blue - B21, B24, B26, B28

Places of interest:-



Scrap 'n' Challenge - Glitter

Hello Everyone! Time for another monthly challenge over at the Scrap N' Challenge blog for Scrap 'n' Dipity. This month our challenge is to use Glitter - and although I have not made a Christmas card, the challenge theme is perfect for all of your Christmassy creations which in my mind should always be glittery and sparkly!!

For my card I have used the beautiful Isabelle Summer image. I just love that long hair!! I have coloured her with Copic markers and teamed her up with some Kaisercraft patterned paper and the sentiment is from The Greeting Farm. Please see below the Copics that I used in my colouring.

Copics used:
Sking - E000, E00, E21, E04, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress - BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, BV25
Floers - R81, R83, R85, R89

Please, remember our Challenge Rules:
  1. You can create anything you like!
  2. When complete you need to add your blog post to the Blog Hop (below this post) by Decembeer 14th 11:58pm EST.
  3. When you create your blog post to showcase your project please do mention this post and link back to the challenge blog.
  4. You are welcome to combine this challenge with another,
  5. One entry allowed for this challenge, IF you use a Scrap N' Dipity image you can do 2 entries.
  6. Have fun!
Winners are chosen at random, there will be a 1 winner and a top 3, they will be announced on the following day (December 16th). Each winner will get a free digital stamp from the shop! 

Hope you get a chance to play along.

Have a great day

Kristina xx

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#214 - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Hello to you all! 
Another week flies by and another new Challenge comes around over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog. We are up to #214 and this week our theme is...
ANYTHING GOES!
As always we have some amazing sponsors that support us and allow us to reward our participants with some of their images. This week those fab sponsors are:
A Day For Daisies who are offering a $12 Gift Certificate.
Art By MiRan who are offering 3 Images from Store
Bugaboo who are offering 7 Images from Store
Scribbles Designs who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate

This week I got the chance to colour up the most gorgeous image from Art by Mi Ran - Faylinn. I am a sucker for fairies and mermaids, so when I had the opportunity to pick an image, I went for a fairy. She is gorgeous isn't she - especially those wings. I have coloured her with copic markers and then teamed her up with patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. The lace I had used had been lying around on my desk for ages and I could never find a match for a project to use it - but when my eyes fell on it this time around I thought it was the perfect fit!.

COPIC colours used:-
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Dress - BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, BV25
Orange in wings and flowers - YR31, Y38, YR68

I hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the Design Team and don't forget to leave some love.

Challenges I have entered this card in 

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge#326 - Get Krafty

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Another week has flown by and another new challenge has started over at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges. This week our challenge is to use Kraft card on your project, whether you colour your image on kraft - which has great effects when used with pencils - or whether like me you have used it as part of the the card creation - time to GET KRAFTY!

Our amazing sponsor this week is Doctor Digi and I am so in love with the image that I have used - Elliot and Elvis - such a fun Christmas Image and although I was a bit daunted at the start of the colouring process, once I got into it I loved it. I am so pleased with how the card came together as well. I have coloured with copic markers and teamed the image up with some Stampin' Up paper from my stash. 

COPICS USED
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Red - R14, R22, R24, R27, R39
Green - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Brown - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Ground - W0, W2, W5, W7

We  hope you are able to join us in with our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8) to qualify for a prize.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Challenges entered with this card:

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge#213 - One for the men

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Hi Everyone - Time for another challenge over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog.

Our Challenge Theme this week is:
One For The Men
(Movember)
So we need to see :
Anything Male, Masculine, or something for a Man in your life, or to show support for Movember....

For my card this week I wanted to keep it really clean and simple and let the great image be the focal point. I have used an image from Beccy's Place that comes from the set Gnomes in my Garden. He is perfect for a male birthday card and I combed through my stamp stash to find the perfect sentiment - and the Over the Hill sentiment from a Hero Arts  set was just perfect.

Dont' forget we have great sponsors and to win some free images you need to play along. 

  • Our First Sponsor is: Beccy's Place who are offering 3 Images or 1 Set from Store
  • Our Second Sponsor is: Ike's Art who are offering a $15 Gift Certificate
  • Our Third Sponsor is: The EastWind who are offering 3 Images from Store
Hope you have a great week and get a change to join us in this challenge. Check out all the great inspiration from the DT and don't forget to leave some love.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx

Thrifty Thursday - Scrapper's Delights

Monday, November 7, 2016
Hi Everyone - it's another great Thrifty Thursday Deal over at Scrapper's Delights. Thrifty Thursday is our Bi-weekly deal when Scrapper's Delights chooses as selection of fabulous special offers for you!. Just go to the special offer page HERE, where you can pick up some great images for just $1 each! These super cute images are a must for your collection.

For my card I have kept it clean and simple and have used the cute image - Christmas Honey 3. She is coloured with copic Markers.
Places of interest:-

Lacy Sunshine - Gemma Gerbera

Monday, October 31, 2016
Hi Everyone. It is my day over at the Lacy Sunshine Blog to showcase a project.  See the sneak peak below and then click HERE to head over to the blog for more details.


Thanks for looking and head over to Lacy Sunshine for some super cute images.

Thanks for looking.
Kristina xx
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