Friday, December 08, 2017

Cat's Chorus?

Am so lucky to work on the LBB DT where it's ok to do a bit of a collab! I know designers collaborating, who'd have thought it? lol! (This post is cross posted on the LBB Blog).

For my DT choice today I have the super Caroling Sophie and.... she has some Knitty Kitty friends!

I loved this image of Sophie but thought she could do with some friends, hard to carol properly when you're snuggled deep in a cosy scarf! :) And we all know what delightful voices cats have when they sing!

I added the caroling cats digistamp to Sophie on the computer and then printed them out onto the topper together. I coloured them with polychromo pencils on kraft.  I added some Glossy Accents and Stickles as well as a few bits of posca pen. The papers are all from the stash. Font is Candy Buzz BTN.

Here is a bit of  a close up of the kitties! 

I haven't released them as a digistamp yet, but you can buy super Caroling Sophie in the LBB Shop Now!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Crafty Addicts Blog Challenge

Hi everyone! Another sad final post as challenge runner, this will be the last Blog Challenge that Helen and I run on The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog, but it will continue without us so no worries!

This Challenge (No.43) is sponsored by Polkadoodles! Offering a prize of  £6.75/3 digi stamps voucher to the winner! The Theme is ATG/Non-traditional Christmas Colours. I have used one of the digistamps from the  "Cute Christmas Penguins" duo, coloured him tho as a robin (that's not very traditional lol ) and paired him up with a traditional verse.

I have coloured him with polychromo pencils and used posca pen for highlights and the snowflakes. I have also worked in a bit of the theme (non-traditional colours) by giving him yellow and pink knitwear, not my default red and green lol!
The font I used is Kilsonburg.

I also added some pearls, stickles and glossy accents, to bling it up! :) Red Polkadot card stock is from the stash.

Here he is as a digistamp incase you are interesting in seeing his partner digi, or just what it looked like before it was coloured:

Hope you can take part in our final challenge! See you there! :)

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Sunday, December 03, 2017

The Crafty Addicts Adhoc Facebook Challenge!

Hi Folks! This will be the last Facebook Adhoc Challenge that Helen and I will be running! At the end of the year both the Facebook and Blog Challenges will be taken over by someone new and we are retiring from running challenges for a bit! So I am very happy that I was also able to sponsor this last facebook challenge with my Knitty Kitty Digis! (If you enter you could win 3 KKD images!)

And here is my DT inspiration project - Holly Poocherson!

Here she is as a digi so you can tell what she looked like before I added texture!

She's actually based on my dog Holly, so I coloured her in as a chocolate labrador, just like my poocherson!

I used polychromo pencils on kraft card. The font is Impact Label Reversed.

Going to have to reserve this one to give to my Mum! I am quite safe saying it here, she never reads my blog! I think she will appreciate the waggy nature of this christmas card!

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Dr Digi DT day!

You may soon spot these post are happening in a fortnightly friday pattern, and you would be correct! I am DT'ing every second friday for Dr.Digi's House of Stamps and I am back with my second project! :)

This is Morag the Moo, and she is a delight! :D

I have christmassified her. (It's a word! Honest!) So I could use her for one of my friends Xmas cards! Really love using a digi that you might not think is for Xmas in a Christmas fashion :)

Here is what the digi looks like in the shop: (She's cheap, go buy her! It's awesome hair/fur practice doing something this hairy!!!)
So I set about her with my polychromos, on kraft (unsurprisingly) and then added on some extra snow!

I also added some posca pen and stickles to the snow, to make it extra snowy! :) The hilarious (cough) greeting is in the font: Troutkings.

I am pretty sure my friend is going to love her and if she doesn't I will ask for her back  lol. :)

LBB New Release - Anna's Present

Back once again on New Release Day at Little Blue Button Stamps! Very pleased to be colouring Anna and Spike again, and here is the one of the new digis - Anna's Present.

N.B. Thru til 5th Dec (2017) you could use the code winter40 to get 40% off in the LBB shop!

I thought I'd go non traditional christmas colours and make her into a contemporary christmas card but I think she would great for other types of cards too! I've used polychromo pencils on kraft card.

I decided to add some snowflakes and a greeting in two fonts, Snowflake letters and Snowhouse demo! I also used some posca pen and bling on the snowflakes, mainly just to christmassyfy (official word) the scene! :)

I mounted her onto a blank and backed her with some spotty paper from the stash. Spike had some glossy accents on his nose to make it ultra shiny! :)

If you would like to take a look at the other new releases and the super projects made by the DT, please pop to the LBB blog and have a nosy at the new release post!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sweet Escape Tuesday No.5.

Final Guest DT Sweet Escape Digi Tuesday! And this time I bring to you - Cute Couple Foxes!

I made them christmassy, but they could be for any occasion! Super cute anniversary card too I think? Here is a link to them in the shop and what they look like as a digi!

I coloured them in polychromo pencils on kraft card and added text in Gigi font.

I also teamed them up with some awesome freebie papers from Making Cards Magazine, and I think it's a pretty current issue if you fancy getting some for yourself? I also added some glossy accents and stickles for some highlights.

So time to say thank you to Sweet Escape Digis for having me! I have had a super five weeks as a Guest DT and loved colouring your digistamps! Thank you very much :)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Digi Saucer Head!

Hi! It’s Annabel here and I am a little bit excited to share my first official Dr. Digi's House of Stamps Design Team project!

I have thoroughly enjoyed making a card for my nephew with “Saucer head”. What kind of jumpers do aliens wear? I opted for mauve stripes J I hope he makes my nephew chuckle, I certainly did whilst I was colouring him up.

I coloured him with polychromos (as usual!) on kraft card. I printed him out a bit paler than the text so I could lose the lines a bit as I coloured. I highlighted in white posca pen. Added glossy accents and stickles. And a few gel stars I picked up in the pound shop! (cheapo shopping win!)

Fonts are Adventure and Courier New.

The awesome background papers I used are from my very old stack -"All About Boys" from DCWV. It's a product that might have been expensive but is worth every penny! I thought these two papers went nicely with the digi.... but unfortunately are really hard to buy now. Good news tho you can buy some fab matching papers from the Dr.Digi shop too! Actually the Sci-fi set  is kind of tempting, and very good value.. I was tempted anyway! :)

Here he is the shop if you fancy a go too? Fabulous to colour, lots of opportunity to be creative! Want to have another go at colouring him where everything glows!!! And another go where I colour the glass dome more like a bubble. So many ideas for him :)
So pleased to be on the DT and to have the opportunity to spend alot more time colouring the Dr. Digi images! They have always been one of my favourite things to colour so I feel jolly lucky.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sweet Escape Tuesday No.4

Back once again with some more Sweet Escape Digi joy! - This is Lady Dragon!

Lady Dragon is one of four super digis in the Fantasy Digital Stamps Pack. Here is a look at the actual digi and a link to  her in the shop.

I wanted to go a bit, "mother of dragons" with her, so gave her a kinda GOT theme with the text, and made the bit of hair I could see pale blonde, and gave her violet eyes!

But I'm not sure she is entirely Khalessi! She was beautiful to colour though. I confess, it took me more than one evening to colour her in, but I gave myself a strict colour palette to follow as I was aiming for a rich effect. 

The font is called Game of Thrones and the papers are from Making Cards Magazine. The sequins and ribbon are from the stash and I used stickles, nuvo drops and glossy accents to highlight areas too. It's a pretty big card, I used an 8x8 kraft card blank from Papermania.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Katmodo Dragon!

New release at Knitty Kitty Digis! Another chap in the "Furry Tails Set" for you, and he is a Katmodo Dragon! :)

He is a dramatic (can't think of a better word) combination of cat and dragon! :D He roars!

Here he is as a digistamp and he is available in the Knitty Kitty Etsy Shop Now for $2!

I printed him out onto kraft card and added a greeting in Northwood High Font. I coloured him with polychromos, and then added white posca pen, stickles and glossy accents!

If you would like to see what the Design Team have done with him, or you want more details or to chat, please click the link to join us on the Knitty Kitty Facebook Page!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Star Fairy Sparkle

Back again with another cross post from here to the Little Blue Button Stamps Blog.

Really enjoyed picking out some christmassy images to colour and this time I chose the beautiful Star Fairy!

I loved colouring her and risked an orange and green colour combo, something I am not very good at!  The font I used is called Troutkings BTN.

She is, as normal, coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card with ALOT of white posca pen to create a sort of... sparkle? I added some Stickles too, just to make sure we were looking magical! :)

Click the picture below to check her out in the shop!

To finish I mounted the topper onto a 7x5 card blank and added some green bling and some Shimelle stars from the stash. The orange paper was part of a freebie set from a magazine a vvvvverrrrrry long time ago. Thought it fitted well though and enjoyed doing Xmas in non-traditional colours!

Check out the LBB blog to see what's going on at Little Blue Button! There's a whole DT working hard and sharing their creations!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Sweet Escape Tuesday No.3!

It's Sweet Escape Tuesday again, and I am officially half way through my Guest DT slot for Sweet Escape Digis! I am loving it!

Here is "Nuts About You" and awesome digi that I have added a bit of snow too to make him into a super cute christmas card!

Obviously, I coloured him in polychromos as normal, on the same kraft card too.

I found a paper in my stash with acorns to add (From Craftseller magazine, does that still exist?) and added various snowflakes from christmas sticker sets. I also added some glossy accents to his eyes and stickles to the snow.

Here he is in digi format and also a link to him in the shop if you fancy colouring him too?

Looking forward to using him in the future as I know he'll make an awesome fall/autumn birthday card too :)