Tuesday, 3 January 2017

4 year Birthday Bash - Besties International

Hi there,

I just saw that the Besties International is celebrating their 4th birthday this month and has a big celebration challenge, so I thought I'd enter into the challenge using this project I finished during this week.


I have made the project for a special occassion, which I cannot reveal at this point, but since nobody know yet, that I've made it, I find it ok to enter the challenge. 

I've used a digi, which you can find here  it is called IMG180, but when I bought and downloaded it, it was called IMG1791. She's printed a bit bigger than I usually do. 

As she's out skiing, I've placed her on a hill/mountain (whichever you prefer LOL), decorated it with some trees and just for fun added som wildlife in the form of two deer. 

It was really fun putting this together. I love challenging my imagination and although it's way to big to put on a card, greetings can be written on the backside.

I'm entering the project into these challenges:


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Be happy crafting!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Kit and Clowder December 2016 class

Hi there,

First of all Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a really nice evening, and I wish you all the very best for 2017.

I did it again! Managed to make the December 2016 class before the January 2017 class is released! I'm so proud of myself, that's two months in a row I've kept up with classes - and I hope I can keep up this tendency LOL.

This time the image used is Ballerina by Stamp Anniething and the free background stamps that comes with the image. Then you just merge the two, print and start colouring.

Isn't she lovely? I've coloured her with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, which I love to use. They are hard on my hands, but I don't care, I love colouring, and being taught how to use them properly is awesome. 

I'm often amazed of what techniques I'm learning. Alyce Keegan is an awesome teacher and Kit and Clowder the right place to be if you need support from a great group of people.

I had a few issues as my white pens wouldn't work for the dots and stars, so I tried my Pergamano ink, which also didn't work as the ink wouldn't leave the nib. I ended up buying the thinnest Poska pen there is (0,7) and it was awesome for the dots, but the stars, well, they're ok, but a bit big. 

The part of the floor that is totally outside the spotlight should have been a little bit darker, but I was afraid to keep putting layers on (there's two more layers there than on the darkest part in the spotlights). 

I totally enjoyed colouring this scene (litterally, this scene LOL) and learning the new techniques, and I hope that you like what you see too. 

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Be happy crafting!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Kit and Clowder November 2016 class

Hi there,

As usual time is flying and too long time has passed since I last posted in here. I've practically not coloured much since my birthday in late August as I've been really busy with other things, and I do miss it. I hope 2017 will be a better colouring year for me.

Last weekend I took some badly needed ME-time and coloured up the November 2016 pencil class from Kit and Clowder. Should you ever want to learn to colour with either markers (different kinds are mentioned in class) or pencils (also different kinds are mentioned), this is definitely the place to learn. The classes contains both video instructions as well as a booklet.

Alyce Keegan - the owner of Kit and Clowder - offers feedback on ALL images to students in her classes, whether projects from class or not, in which she offer you great advice, gives tips and tricks etc.. Her facebook group is awesome, everybody are so supportive and we help each other with everything.

Well, back to my image of the Christmas mouse:

I know, I know, there's room for improvement in my colouring - and that being said, I AM a student and still very much learning. But I'm really content with my mouse and very proud of myself for having tackled this image. There are so many techniques involved, but it's not impossible for a newbie either to make just as good or even better. 

If you cannot see it, let me explain: You are looking from the outside and in through a frozen window, where you see the mouse sitting on a bauble on a Christmas Tree (the green behind him). 
When I was a child a long time ago, I remember seeing icing on the inside of a window, and if you wanted to look out you breathed on the window and then wiped the ice off when it melted. Can you see, where I'm going? 

I have coloured him with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, which I truly love using. 

The photo isn't the best due to the rather dark daylight up here in Denmark at the moment, so the picture is looking more blue than it is in real life. I'm sorry about that, but unfortunately there's nothing I can do about it this time of year. 

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Be happy crafting! 

Sunday, 20 November 2016

It's been ages

Hi There!

It's been ages, since I've been in here. I'm so sorry about that. I did, however, a couple of weeks back leave a post on my other blog (see the link on the right side below my photo) if you'd like to see it.

I've been so busy adjusting to my new job, which is very different from anything I've tried before and there's been tonnes of computer programmes to learn.  I'm sent on various courses on various locations around the municipality to learn new stuff on a regular basis, so I'm really tired when I get home at night and have finished the dinner and house chores that I only have energy to surf a bit on Facebook.

I've hardly done any colouring at all. So again I have to seek the computer files for images/cards that I've not shown in here before. Please bear with me, I hope I'll have more energy some time after Christmas.

Well, I'm going to show you a card I loved making - Gosh, I can see it's already 1½ years old - but I'm sure it's not been shown before. It's an image called "Cafe" from the very talented Alicia Bel and it illustrates me in the morning before coffee except my curls are real and I don't have those cute slippers LOL.

I have coloured her with my copic markers. The sentiment is from SimplyBStamps and the sheep are from Amy Doodle Stamps. 

I put on the sheep to illustrate the she's still half asleep as I am until I get the first sip of coffee. 

I love this card, but I think I gave it up as a prize for a Bingo game in the food club last year, so one of my friends ended up with her. 

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Be happy crafting!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

A new Christening in the family

Hi There!

This weekend we celebrated the christening of Karen, my eldest niece and her boyfriends' 3 month old daughter.

My family stayed in a summerhouse belonging to the brother of my brother-in-law (my big sisters husband) which is located quite near their summerhouse where we often are. But on this occassion that summerhouse was the residence of the new little family and the families of their siblings, which were the christening party - does this make any sense, or is it only in my head it makes sense?

Well, anyway we were supposed to be at the church at 10.45am this morning, so we arrived a bit early to make sure we were able to get seats, so we could see the ceremony. My big sister was "the official photographer" in the church.

Karen was adorable. She was wearing a christening dress that my big sister had made for her children 34 years ago, and in which my eldest nephew and his little sister - Karens mother - wore at their christenings. Only difference was the colour of the ribbons on the dress. Blue for boy and pink/red for girl. Karens name and date of christening will be embroidered on the dress as their names and christenings dates are.

I've made this Fairy Godmother Sugi card for Karen. The image is from Lacy Sunshine, who has some awesome images and I thought this one was really suitable for the occassion, where you wish the baby all the best in life.

I put a "Wishing you good fortune" sentiment on it and a couple of wands as well. The background paper is also featuring fairies with wands, so it couldn't be more perfect.

But since I'd made special projects for my nephews two daughters, Freyja and Luna, I also wanted to do something special for Karen.

So I made this gorgeous special project for her (if I may say so myself).

I had a good look around on Google for free cliparts and stumbled across this cute baby image. It was already coloured, so all I had to do was find suitable background paper and how to make the image look the best. I think I nailed it pretty well. The image was not enough though, so I decided to make a flower arrangement on both sides of the opening. Only two of the flowers on each side are not home made, but they just looked good with the rest of the flowers.

When opening the card you can see other cliparts that I cut out. On the left side is a teddy bear. there's nothing behind the front image, as I had imagined I'd put a money note there, but I wasn't able to fasten it properly, so I left that space empty and put the note in the other card.

On the center piece, there are two pink and white bows, two bibs, then Karens name in pink gems, An image of a little princess duck sitting on a pillow, a couple of butterflies and a baby turtle. 
on the right side is a larger bib, a pair of pink socks and some baby clothes (don't know what it's called in English). 

On the back of the card I put an image of a rocking hourse. Everything on the card is of course baby pink. The sentiment says Christening, the date and the name of the church. 
The card is held together with a piece of pink ribbon tied in a bow on the front. 

I hope you like my two projects.

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Be happy crafting!