1 October 2016

Happy little hedgehogs :)

We used to get quite a few hedgehogs in our garden when I was a kid, but I don't think we've ever had one here in this garden which is such a shame as they are so cute!

I decided to include a little hand drawn element to my card - I deliberately coloured it much paler than the foreground, giving the impression of distance. (nothing fancy, just squiggles that hopefully look like bushes/trees)

Here are pictures of both the front and inside of the card.....

........and lets not forget the customised envelope

Dependent upon the type of paper the envelope is made of I sometimes use Copics as above, however if the paper is a tad too porous and looks like it will bleed, then I play safe and use coloured pencils.  Here is a little tip - put a scrap piece of paper inside the envelope when using Copics, so if any colour does come through it marks the paper, not the back of the envelope!!

Hedgehog: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, W9, RV32, E99
Toadstool: E21, E23, E25, YR30, E40, E41, E42, W4
Ground: YG91, W0, YG0000, W4, W6, YG93, W1, G40, YG63, YG61
Log: E30, E31, E34, E23, E25, W2, W3, W4
Sky: B0000, B000

Stamps: MFT Happy Hedgehogs
Paper: Navigator Office Card 160gsm
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Tools: Grand Calibur, MFT Stitched Rectangles, Misti, Versafine - Vintage Sepia, MFT Hybrid ink - Gravel Grey and Natural, Derwent Graphik White pen

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, hope to see you again soon on Wednesday with another post.

Happy Colouring

29 September 2016

The animals are having a party!!

Why?  Well just keep reading..........

My Favourite Things have announced the 10 winners for their


(please click on the above image to see all the winning entries)

 I am so proud to announce that....

I am a

with this card.......

(click HERE for original post....... including Copic colours & extra photographs)

As you can imagine, Ruby, the photo-bombing chicken is beside herself............fame is definitely going to her head - taking selfies and signing them for any animal she can corner in the farm yard!  

Joking aside, many congratulations to my fellow winners and well done to everyone who entered, I really enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful creations!

And finally, a huge thank you to My Favourite Things for holding the contest and selecting my comical farm photo montage - thanks guys, you've really made my day!!!

Happy Colouring

28 September 2016

Scruffy Mutt!

Well hello there, I thought it was about time I cracked open my new packets of Tim Holtz Crazy dogs stamps.........oh yeah, these called out to me the moment I saw them advertised!

As the owner of a Westie,  I chose the scruffy Terrier as my first image to colour and here are the results:

Now, I have decided to try and up my game a little and not only focus on the card front, but also decorate the inside and inspired by Jennifer McGuire, attempt to jazz up the envelopes where possible too! 

Unfortunately, whilst photographing this little chap, I totally forgot to take a picture of the inside - basically its a replication of the distressed background on the front with a rectangular white die cut insert for a sentiment - I left it blank so I could would be free to use the card for any occasion.

Here is the scruffy pooch in more detail.......To get the texture of all that fur, I went over some of my Copic work with coloured pencil.

Oh and here is a picture of the envelope.  For those of you not too familiar with these stamps, the dogs come in two sizes, the larger ones are just the dogs with a few accessories, the second set are smaller and include the Crazy Cats too, they are also the mirror image of the larger images!

I hope that it makes the recipient smile even before they have opened it and you never know it might give the Postie a giggle too!!!


Ground: B91, C00, C1, C2, C4
Dog Collar: B99, B93, B95, B97, N8, YR21, YR27, YR31
Dog: E11, E25, E30, E31, E34, E59, B0000, B000, No, N1, V20, C6, N3, N4, N5, N6, N8, W6, W10

Stamps: Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Mini Cats and Dogs, MFT - Distressed Patterns
Paper: Navigator Office Card 160gsm
Colouring Medium: Copics (listed above), Derwent Graphic White, Distress Ink - Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Caran D'Ache Pablo and Luminance Pencils, MFT Hybrid ink - Insulation Pink, Natural
Tools: Grand Calibur, Misti, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Rectangles

Well that is about it for today, until next time..........

Happy Colouring

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