Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs - All the Trimmings Holiday Release Blog Hop


Today is the final 'hop' day before the release tomorrow of the All the Trimmings Holiday release from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Today is a blog hop and I'm not on the hop, but I've got a card and I've got the list of blogs below so you can hop and comment for your chance to win.

I've been trying to figure out no-line colouring lately and I decided to give it a try with some of the images from the Holiday Charms stamp set.

I started by stamping the line of trees with Antique Linen Distress ink (I didn't even mask them, since I knew my colouring would cover the overlaps!)

I coloured them all with Copic markers and then stamped and cut out the snowman. I figured he would be the most challenging because I wasn't sure how to no-line colour something that is white! But he turned out well and I was able to change his face slightly from what is on the stamp.

Anyway, enough about me - here's the blog-hop list. Be sure to hop along and comment for a chance to win!









Monday, 15 October 2018

Catherine Pooler Holiday Release Video Hop - Holly Tree


Good morning! The festivities for the All the Trimmings release from Catherine Pooler Designs continue today as we are having a YouTube video hop! Here's the link to my video and all the details are there - be sure to hop, subscribe and comment for a chance to win!


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs - All The Trimmings Release Instagram Hop


Today, the Catherine Pooler Designs Creative Team is having an Instagram Hop to celebrate the imminent (Wednesday!!) arrival of the All The Trimmings Holiday release.

Head over to check it out!

Saturday, 13 October 2018

FS610 - Happy Birthday


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper,  Angel Shaver (MonkeyDo). I chose this card as my inspiration:


I focused on Angel's:
-bear
-blue background
-birthday theme

I changed:
-technique (watercolour background)
-colours (changed yellow to rainbow)
-balloon to gift, panda to bear
-layout

I created my blue background with Zig Art & Graphic Twin markers in various blues, scribbled on a craft mat, spritzed and then picked up on the watercolour cardstock. This is similar to last week's card for the Ellen Hutson release - video here.

I then cut it with a pierced square mat and used a curved landscape die to cut off the bottom, similar to this card. I am often unsuccessful at embossing sentiments in white onto a darker background, so I love this simple trick of creating some white space for a sentiment!

I stamped the Neat & Tangled bear and coloured him and his present with a rainbow of Copics. The sentiment is from a new Neat & Tangled set. The "C" on the tag is the first initial of the 15 yeard old girl who received this card - I did it by hand with a Copic multi-liner.

I used:

Christmas Elf


This card is a peek into one of my family's Christmas traditions. If you know me at all, it will not surprise you that we are very orderly on Christmas morning. We take turns opening Christmas presents (youngest to oldest) and everything gets written down in the book so that we can write thank you notes. Over the years, we have developed the tradition of having someone play the role of Christmas 'elf' - this person sits by the tree, and hands out the presents in the correct order.

I knew that this new Bookworm Leading Lady from Essentials by Ellen, paired up with some of the presents from the Holiday Shopper lady would work perfectly for a Christmas-morning-at-Ardyth's-house scene!

I started by cutting a Concord & 9th Christmas tree out of masking paper and using the negative to blend ink. I used a sentiment from C9 as well.

I coloured the Bookworm Lady with Copics, wearing her a Christmas outfit and put the presents around her. 

I used:

Friday, 12 October 2018

Muse Challenge #286 - Thanks


Here's my card for this week's Muse Card Club where Tracey gave us this inspiration:

I focused on Tracey's:
-wreath
-fall colours
-pop of pink

I used Catherine Pooler wreath stamp and my MISTI to stamp it 4 times in different colours, turning the stamp each time.

I cut the thanks die cut 3 times, coloured the top one with Party Dress ink and then stacked them up and glued them together.

I finished the card with some gold confetti sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here's a quick video:


Thursday, 11 October 2018

AJVD - Trick or Treat


I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a video showing how to get a watercoloured look with simple ink smooshing.