Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Another favourite hobby

Hi everyone!

It’s been a gorgeous afternoon here, makes me want to get out in the garden again! Alas, spring is not really springing as we have another colder snap heading our way.

Still, when I saw the Time Out challenge theme (hobbies), I thought of gardening. Well obviously I could have chosen crafting, but I wanted to celebrate another hobby. If time permits, I may enter again with a crafty card!

Anyway, for this CAS card, I coloured a Simon Says Stamp image with my Twinkling H2Os – it was wonderfully shimmery in the gorgeous sunlight this afternoon, but so hard to capture on camera!

I was intending to follow the challenge’s optional twist of a one layer card, but I’ve added a small bit of bling – so not sure that it still counts as a one layer card?

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!


Best in the whole Mewniverse

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday!

I finally had the chance to play with the fabulous kitty stamp set that I got with my first order from Heffy Doodle stamps. Isn’t it cute – I just love that sentiment!

Lots of masking needed for this card – I’m hoping that the coordinating die will be available to purchase in the next release!

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Owls Line Up!

Hi everyone!

I’m participating in the ‘Work your stash Wednesdays’ challenge on Instagram and thought I’d also share this week’s card here.

The challenge theme was ‘happy birthday’ and I used a fabulous owl stamp from Woodware that I bought last year but hadn’t managed to use.

To be honest, I’m not sure about this card. Maybe it’s because I generally prefer smaller images… or maybe it’s my colouring. Not sure…..

The sentiment is a die cut from Lawn Fawn.

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Colourful Cosmos

Hello everyone!

When I saw the bright palette for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (hot pink, lime green, yellow and pale blue), I knew I wanted to use them with the new Simon Says Stamp Cosmos background stamp. But I only purchased the stamp on release day, so knew that the stamp wouldn’t get to me in time!

I was DELIGHTED to be proved wrong when I saw my envelope from Simons on my mat this morning! Isn’t the stamp fabulous?

I stopped what I was doing and got colouring with my Twinkling H2Os and then added a few lines of Prismacolour pencils for a bit of depth. Really looking forward to playing with this stamp a lot more!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (anything goes).

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All you need is love

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘love’ and Uniko is our sponsor.

For my card I embossed and coloured a cute stamp from Impress Cards & Crafts. I bought it years ago – I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to use it! I added a simple sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my CAS card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by two Guest Designers Bev from Uniko and Sue from Sue’s Card Craft.

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!


Go Wild

Hi there!

The theme for this fortnight’s Less is More challenge is ‘cute/one layer card’ and I immediately thought of this gorgeous Woodware lion that I had bought on pre-order. He arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to ink him up and get colouring.

The image is MUCH bigger than I was expecting, so I stamped it on a 7×5 card base as I wanted to still have a good amount of white space on my card. I used my prisma coloured pencils to colour it in – I still have a lot to learn with these pencils, but this was a great image to practice with!

I edged the image with a light green pencil and added a sentiment from the stamp set to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!