Friday, December 13, 2019

Very Mice Christmas!

Wishing you a Very Mice Christmas! ha ha This little guy is from my clear set at Whimsy Stamps by that name!  He's carrying the hat for the snowman that the other mice are building (I know you can't see it so use your imagination!). I used Copics exclusively for the colouring.  The papers are from my digital packs at Whimsy - the turquoise snowflake paper is from "I Dream In Christmas" and the red piece is from "Christmas Red, Gold and Green".  The little frame for the sentiment is found in the Card Builder Window Die set. Here is your closeup: 

Have a merry Chris-mice everyone! ha!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Penguin Cuddles Lamb

Hi Peeps! So today I have another one that features "Penguin Cuddles Lamb", which is offered as a red rubber or a digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps! I coloured it with Copics and cut it out with Whimsy's Stitched Circle Dies.  The background green paper was decorated with the Twinkle Stencil, white ink and white embossing powder and heat set.  The off white paper was cut with Whimsy's Pierced Border Die.  The Star Snowflake Circle frame is actually a chipboard element by MIC also sold at Whimsy Stamps but is currently sold out.  The sentiments are also Chipboard found at Whimsy! 
I coloured Penguin Cuddles Lamb using Copic markers and gave the hat and scarf a little sparkle with some Smooch Pearlized top coat.  Thank you so much for looking today! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Merry Chris-moose!


Had fun colouring this mountain scene with my "Merry Chris-moose" digital image from Whimsy Stamps! I coloured the moose and the background with Copic markers, and added a few bits of coloured pencil to the moose to polish it up afterwards.  Also added some white gel pen on the one tree on the far right.  The word "merry" is from chipboard at Whimsy, and the word "Christmas" was die cut from the background paper, which is from the digital paper pack, "Snowdrops".  Here are the Copic colours I used on mr moose: 
And the colours for the sky and mountains:  
And here's the list for the mountains plus the trees and foreground: 
Now here is your closeup:
I do want to get back to the mountains out west some time.  On my bucket list for sure. 
Have a happy Holiday season!
Thanks for coming by!




Monday, December 9, 2019

Penguin Lean On Me


Hi there! Got another one done, yeah! All products are from Whimsy Stamps, the company I draw for on contract, and have enjoyed working with for a little over ten happy years now! 
I used another penguin from the Penguin Lean On Me set, as well as a hat which I fussy cut and pasted on, from the Happy Owlidays  set! I coloured the image with Copics and used a bit of black and grey coloured pencil on the body, and pink on the cheeks to polish it off.  The greeting is chipboard also found at Whimsy
I carefully drew the background in very light pencil lines first, and then coloured it in using some really light Copics - W00, 0, 01, YR30, E40, and some darker greys for the tree trunks and branches - W3, 4 and 5.  I had to not colour where ever I wanted to have snow on the trees.  That was the hard part, saving the white of the paper for my snow. The hat colours are R20, 24, 27, 29, 39. 
I used the Snow Dangle stencil and a red pencil crayon to make the background paper.  
Here is your closeup:

Thank you so much for looking!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Happy Owlidays Too


Hi everyone! I have another card to share using an owl from the clear set, "Happy Owlidays Too".  I also used a sentiment from the first set, "Happy Owlidays".  The background was made using a stencil on a blue designer paper.  It's a Whimsy stencil called "Twinkle Stencil".  I used Whisper White ink pad and then white embossing powder, and heat set.  The important thing to do when using a stencil is to tape it down! My first attempt was a fail because it moved! Word to the wise...
The frame is a beautiful chipboard called "Winter Snowflake Circle".  The little black tab is a die cut from Whimsy's "Card Builder Window" set.  I coloured the owl with Copics and fussy cut him out.  Here is your closeup:

I did add a little sparkle to the hat, but the photo does not pick it up. Thanks for coming by today and I hope your holiday plans are working out so far! 


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Penguin Lean On Me (Angel)


Hi Peeps! I decided to use this little angel penguin, and turn it into a Christmas angel! It's from the Penguin Lean On Me clear set at Whimsy Stamps. I coloured it with Copic markers, and cut it out using Whimsy's Pierced and Stitched Circle die.  The sentiment and the beautiful frame are chipboard cut outs from Whimsy as well. I inked the background with Distress Oxide inks.  Thanks so much for looking! Here is your closeup:



Friday, December 6, 2019

Ellie The Special Reindeer

Hi Peeps! Meet "Ellie, the Special Reindeer"! ha ha.  She's one of the newer holiday themed red rubber stamps from this year at Whimsy Stamps. I coloured her using Copics and a just a hint of pink pencil crayon on Ellie's cheeks.  The trees I drew with Copics.  I added some glitter on the snow and crushed glass glitter on the red nose.  "Christmas" and "Merry" are dies from Whimsy. Here's your closeup: 

Thanks so much for popping by today! Happy Holidays!! 


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ellie's Snowman

Hi Peeps! How is your card making/giving going?  I have a purple-loving daughter and so this card will be for her.  Ellie is a red rubber image from Whimsy that just came out (Dec/19) that I call "Ellie's Snowman".  My ellies seem to be popular this year!  I coloured it using Copics first, and then went over some of the shadows and highlights using Prismacolour Pencils. 
Here's your closeup:
The trees are from a couple of different tree die sets at Whimsy - "Evergreen Trees" and "Snowy Trees".  I used Snow Tex on them along with some sparkly glitter. The snowflake paper is from the digital pack, "I Dream In Christmas".  It's great to use digital paper - so much less waste! You just print what you need, when you need it, and as many times as you want to! I love it. 
The greeting is two separate dies: Christmas Large Word and Happy Large Word
I hope your holiday preparations are going better than mine this year! I have barely begun. 
Oh well, that's how it goes some years! 
Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Penguin Baker

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! I love any excuse to get together with family, and so although I am not American, I will be having a Thanksgiving gathering this weekend with family and it is going to be a feast! So excited. I will bring some goodies to contribute and it's going to be a fun and delicious time!
This is my Penguin Baker, (red rubber as well as digital from Whimsy Stamps) and she is all ready for her gathering with her scrumptious apple pie, fresh from the oven. I decided to make a kitchen scene and let me tell you, it was not an easy task! I am a bit adverse to rulers, but I knew I had to use one if I was going to get my lines anywhere near straight! So after I penciled it in lightly, I coloured it with some very light Copic cool greys as well as some E40 and 41. I am glad I did it because this card makes me very happy with the way it turned out.  It was really simple to add the chipboard sentiments  and I really love using them. I just sprayed them with some glue to adhere them.  The paper behind the image is a print out from a super cute digital pack, also from Whimsy called "Dino Friends

The background and image are coloured with Topics and then afterwards I used some coloured pencils on the black parts of the penguin just to cheat a bit to get some gradations smoothed out a bit. I love how this one turned out! 
Hope you guys have a great holiday time! 
Thanks for looking!
OH P.S., there's a Black Friday sale on at Whimsy Stamps right now, so go get em while the discount is still on!  Then Monday there's a sale on all things digital! Have fun shopping!



Sunday, November 17, 2019

Snowman's Birdie Friend

Hi people! It is high time I got on my Christmas card making adventure, and this is my first foray into that. I love snow - I love it's beauty, love how it covers over all the ugly parts with a pure white blanket; love how it sparkles like billions of diamonds in the light; love how it makes all the sounds quieter and softer; love how it forces us to slow down, relax, and even take some unexpected days off.  It's fun to dress for and fun to walk through. And kids know just how fun it can be to slide on, ski on and make snowmen with.  I just love snow! So naturally, a snowman card is one of my favourites to create!  All products used are from Whimsy Stamps. 
I used my new "Snowman's Birdie Friend" digital (only) image to create the scene, and then drew in the trees and snow.  All colouring is with the alcohol based Copic markers.  The "merry" is from the "Christmas Adapt-a-words" chipboard and the word Christmas is the "Christmas Large Word Die".  The paper is from the digital pack of paper called "Dino Friends".  The snowflake die at the bottom was an older snowflake die from Whimsy that has been discontinued.  I added some snowflakes using a white gel pen when I was finished with colouring.
Here is your close-up:
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Enjoy the snow, if you are lucky enough to have any!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fox Mom

This was a truly fun card to make with all the die cuts!  I am just swooning over the forest-type die cuts now available at Whimsy Stamps! After all, a forest is my happy place!
I coloured the fox with Copics and fussy cut it out to put where I wanted.  The hills, trees, sky and leaves were all die cut from white paper and then coloured with Distress Oxide inks and sponges.  The birch trees are a sneak peek at a super gorgeous die set that is coming out Dec 1st! I used some coloured pencils on them to give them some colour and shading. Using die cuts like this is a fast and easy way to make a "scene" card!  Thanks so much for looking!
 Here is your close-up:

Here is a list of what I used: 
Fox Mom

Stitched Border Die Trio

Evergreen Trees

Christmas Adapt-A-Word

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Polar Bear's Christmas Tree

Hi peeps! I have created my first Christmas card of the season! I am using "Polar Bear's Christmas Tree", which is available at Whimsy Stamps now in a digital format as well as red rubber.  This card actually contains  a sampling of all of my favourite products from Whimsy Stamps
Used on this card: 
Christmas Moments (the sentiment)
Winter's Magic Blue digital paper and
Christmas Adapt A Word Chipboard (the word Christmas)
I coloured the polar bear image with Copics and highlighted the red bauble with a white gel pen. Fussy cut the image. 

Thanks so much for coming by today!