Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Blue Robin Christmas Card

We got back from visiting the gift fair in Birmingham on Saturday, and I've just recovered enough to make another Christmas card :-)

                And here it is!


The card follows a blue theme and I have distressed the edges of the paper by tearing, rolling then inking. I got this lovely sketch from 'Cute Card Thursday' (See below).The outside is inked with brown and a little silver and the inner papers are inked with blue.

The robin is an image from my new Honey and Hugs stamps and is coloured with promarkers and copic markers. I decided this image looks better without shading. The paper is from my stash and so is the bow, sentiment and ribbon.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Scrap Creations - Blue and White/or Silver
A Spoonfull Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Promarker Challenge - Old and New (Old papers and sentiment, new stamp)
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Anything Chrismassy/Winter

Thank you for taking the time to read :-) Please feel free to follow me! My one follower is looking lonely ;-)

Much love, Sam xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Christmas is Getting Closer!

With only 38 days left until Christmas I decided to start making my Christmas cards! Its later than I normally start but my health has held me back this year. Never the less I still plan to have all cards made and sent by the end of the first week of December! Hopefully I'm not being too optimistic...
Anyway, here is the card I made last night:

I used Stamps and paper from the Honey and Hugs collection and coloured them in with Copic markers and Promarkers. I added subtle shading to the deer and presents, and accentuated the eye and dots on her scarf with a white gel pen. I added Sakura clear glaze to the dots on her scarf and the dots on her back. Green and silver glitter was used for baubles on the tree, and I inked the 'Happy Christmas' words with a red ink pad to help them stand out a bit more.

Here is a closer image of the deer and tree.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
crazy 4 challenges - Christmas
polly craft challenge blog - Glittery Christmas
ooh-la-la-creations challenges - Reindeer
cute card thursday - Anything Goes
sketch saturday- Sketch
the secret crafter saturday challenge - Sparkle and Shine
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
copic creations - Shading

Thanks for looking, Sam xxx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Busy busy busy! (and Emma's birthday present)

Hello! Sorry for the very very late second post!

Happy belated Halloween and Bonfire Night! :)

Well since my last post (has it really been that long?) I have been to Wales for 3 weeks (woo!) My Mum owns a caravan there so we went to stay for a while! I did much resting and much shopping! The weather was mostly cold and rainy, but we had some sun. We didn't get chance to go to a firework display so no lovely photo's of that, but I do have some photo's of my sisters birthday present I crocheted :)

It was meant to look like her dog, Dodger, but it doesn't much... However she loved it all the same! The card I was making ended up turning into a picture which I framed for her:

I drew her myself based on a stamp I liked, but since I didnt own the stamp I found it on the internet and copied it the best I could. She is coloured in with promarkers and copics :)
What do you think?

Thanks for reading! Much love, Sam x