Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jungle Bells 1

Hi everyone! This is Jungle Bells 1, an image I did for Whimsy a few years ago. I have a video which I did on the Whimsy Facebook page today, showing how I coloured this guy's hat! I happened to use Copic markers. If you want to go check it out and watch me colour, here's your link to the Whimsy page on FB, and just scroll down until you see my face and the video! The following few days are going to be really fun because it is Whimsy's 10th birthday, and Denise of Whimsy Stamps has a lot of games for you to play and lots of chances to win Whimsy goodies! So head on over there to find out all the ways you can enter! I even have a little thing going on - if you comment on the video I made, you are entered to win a draw for this card! I will send it to one randomly chosen commenter. So head on over to FB to enter!
Thanks so much for looking!

Whimsy's 10th Anniversary!

SO much happening and lots of chances to get in on draws for prizes from Whimsy Stamps during their 10 yr anniversary celebration! So don't miss out! All the fun starts tomorrow, Friday Dec 14! Go to the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration FB page for all the fun!

Monday, December 10, 2018


Here is "Fawn", a digital image I did for Whimsy Stamps! It does triple duty as a spring image, new baby image, or as I have shown here, a Christmas image! It's one of Santa's new reindeer born at the North Pole, and its lying on a bed of sparkling snow!  Well, a girl can imagine, right?  This is actually another shaker card made with the help of Whimsy's Shaker Maker Combo Die set.  I used crushed glass glitter for the "snow" inside the shaker portion. Paper was from my stash.  I painted the rim of the circle and the outer edges of the designer sheet with a gold paint for some added shine. 
I coloured "Fawn" with Copic markers. The sentiment is from an older retired set of red rubber at Whimsy Stamps. Here is your close-up of the coloured image: 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Penguin Elves At The Workshop

Hi Peeps! I've got Penguin Elves At The Workshop on display for you today! Looks like they're kinda busy, as I'm sure they are at this time of year (snort!)
This is a digital image I did for Whimsy Stamps, and so is the green background paper.  It's a sheet from the "Christmas Red, Gold and Green" pack.  I had a lot of fun drawing the floor and wreath background to make it look like they were in a room.  The elves are a combination of Copic markers and coloured pencil, and the floor/wreath/wall background is just Copics. 
Here is a closeup:
The beautiful chipboard sentiments are from Make It Crafty, and Whimsy Stamps sells them for those on the Western Hemisphere. I coloured them with a red Copic marker.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Unicorn

I'm on a shaker-card-roll right now and I love it! Here I have a card using the Shaker Maker Combo Set from Whimsy, as well as my Christmas Unicorn, which is a digital image just released this month.  Also, I used a sheet from my Christmas Traditions digital paper!  I filled the shaker with crushed glass glitter for a sparkly snowy look.  I also glued some to the star and the bell in the image. 
The sentiments are chipboard elements by Make It Crafty which are also sold at Whimsy Stamps!
I coloured the image, sky and snow using Copic markers, and used a white gel pen and a snow writer for the snow drops coming down in the sky. 
Here is your close-up (the snow-writer was still wet so you can see the bubbles in the blobs): 
Copics used: 
Unicorn white: 
YR30, B0000, BV20, 23, E40, W1, C0
Snow: B60, 63, B0000, 000, 00, BG70, BV0000, BG0000, YR30, BV20, B93, 95
Reds: R14, 17, 29, 59
Sky: B01, BG11
Gold star, bell and horn: Y00, YR12, 14, 27
Thanks so much for coming by today!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Penguin and Reindeer Friends

Hello everyone! How are you all doing!? I have another Christmas card to share today, this one with my rubber image, "Penguin and Reindeer Friends" from Whimsy Stamps. I coloured it with a combination of Copics and prismacolour pencils on the image, and just Copics on the background/ground/trees. 
The two designer papers are from two of my sets at Whimsy: Christmas Red Gold and Green, and I Dream In Christmas. 
Also used on this card is some gorgeous and fun to use Chipboard by Make It Crafty, and also available at Whimsy Stamps!
I used some glitter glue and some crushed glass glitter on the bells.  Looks a little but much in the photo, but more subtle and sparkly in real life (isn't that the card crafter's bane - trying to photograph glitter!)
Thanks for looking! 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Seal In Water

I think I found a new passion.  Shaker cards.  GWASH! I love making them! For this one I used my new digital image, "Seal In Water".  I coloured it with Copics and sponged some blue inks around the outer edges.  I made the snowflake paper with a gorgeous Snow Flurry stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I stamped in white ink and embossed with white powder. The poinsettia is also a Whimsy product, "Build A Poinsettia".  The Sentiment is from the new clear set, "Christmas Tidings".  I filled in the shaker part with a few little sparkly stars, and a spoonful of crushed glass glitter.  Hint: use a clean un-used dryer sheet and put all the stuff for the shaker part into it, and massage it with the dryer sheet.  Or else it sticks to the acetate and doesn't even fall down to the bottom.  Jussaying! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Christmas Tidings

I'm so excited about this - this is my first shaker card! I love love love this process and the end result too! I will be doing more of these; I think I'm hooked! The Shaker Maker Combo Die Set was what I used to make the window and some of the little shaker stuff.  So cool! 
This image and sentiment is from my new set at Whimsy called "Christmas Tidings Clear Set".  I also used the Making Waves stencil with some Oxide inks - oh how fun was that! I want more stencils, it is just too easy and fast to make your own beautiful background paper with them! 
I coloured the little seahorse with Copic markers. 
Thanks so much for looking!

Turtle Christmas Lights

Hi People! 
I have a different sort of card today, but this sure was a blast to make! I stamped Turtle Christmas Lights (red rubber) onto a piece of turquoise card stock and coloured it with Prismacolour Pencils.  The turquoise base gave all the colours a cool, greyed down look, so that it actually gives the appearance of being an underwater scene!  Along the edges, I sponged on some Distress Oxide inks to give the water some gradations of colour.  The following inks were used: Faded Jeans, Peackock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Broken China.  A paper mask prevented the ink from getting on the turtle image.  I also added a very few swipes of white ink to show beams light coming down from  the top left.  The sentiment is from another new set, "Christmas Tidings", which is a really fun set as well. 
Thank you so much for coming by today!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Penguin Nativity

Hi People! I have another newly released image to show off today, this is Penguin Nativity and it is available in the digital section at Whimsy! 
Here is your Copic List:
Penguin and seal Whites: YR30, E40, BV20,  with 0 blender plus R30 for blush B000, BV23 and B97 used in darker shadows of the seal
Penguin Blacks: N0, 1, 2, 3 4, 5, W8, W10
Feet and Beaks: YR30, 12, 23, 24, 57
Star: Y00, YR31, 23, 24
Snow: B0000, 000, 00, 63, 91, 32, 14, 45, V22, BV20, 23, BG70, BG90
Sky: B45
Tree: N0, 1, 2, BG93, E40, 74, 77
Manger: E55, 57, B97 (tiny bits for shadow)

I used a white coloured pencil to get the glow of light for the halo as well as a white gel pen for the stars in the sky. Also used a couple of dark blue/grey coloured pencils to deepen the shadows in the snow and at the bottom of the seal. 
The star is covered with crushed glass glitter (my fav type of glitter). 
The two papers in behind are from two different digital sets at Whimsy.  They are "Starry Night" and  "Christmas Red, Gold and Green"
The sentiment is from my digital set called, "Penguin Christmas Sentiments Set 1"
Thanks for coming by today and thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Polar Bear and Seal

Hi Everyone! Here is my newly released Polar Bear And Seal image, a red rubber at Whimsy! I coloured this entirely with Copics, and here is a partial list: 
Polar Bear fur: YR30, BV20, 23, B0000, 63, C0, 1, 2, 3, E40
Snow: B0000, BG0000, B91, 93, BV20, BG90, B63, 0 blender
Sky: B0000, 000, 00, 01
Seal greys: C1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Also used on this card is a digital sheet from my Christmas Azure paper set, and a sentiment from Penguin Christmas Sentiments Set 1, as well as the Snowflake Die from Whimsy!
Thank you so much for coming by today!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Christmas Mermaid

Hi People!  When I coloured "Christmas Mermaid", hubby Mike immediately claimed it for his Christmas card this year.  Heh-heh!
She's a digital image and I coloured her with a combination of Copics (first) and then Prismacolour Pencils overtop.  The water background is just Copics (a teeny tiny bit of white gel pen for some of the bubble highlights) and this is what I used: 
B0000, 000, 00, 60, 32, 05
BG11, 13, 01, 23, 32
I also used a ruler to make sure I kept the streaks straight!
The background paper I used is from my set of digitals at Whimsy called Snowdrops.  I like how it looked "scaley" which really went well with the fishy/mermaid theme of this Christmas card. 
I made the sentiment on my computer.  
Thank you so much for looking!