Friday, March 26, 2021

I've got it bad

I am so in love with the Twistoon Gnomes.  I must be... I'm a colourist and have avoided the gnome craze 'til now and I just can't get enough of these ones.  I'm in "hook, line and sinker".

So here is the latest on my table.  Say hello to Gnome Tower.  This would be fabulous on a slimline card so I've sized it accordingly (it's printed at approx. 7-1/2" tall and 2-1/2" wide).

Coloured with my Copic Markers:

E50-51-21-11-BV20; E04-20









I didn't "ground" the image as I'm not sure yet whether I will fussy cut it for a card or just cut a large rectangle.


Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, March 5, 2021

The Gnomes have arrived at Twistoon

Well, I'm hooked lol.  I didn't think Gnomes were my "thang".  As my son would say... "meh".  But I'm in "hook, line and sinker" on these Twistoon Gnomes... they definitely have my 💓 and I will be picking up a few more as the artist has created many more.

So here are a couple of my recent colourings.

Meet Gnome Coffee Mission:

And George's Beard gnome:

Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93 skin
E09-19-YR24-23-E57 coffee
C7-R39-29-27-24 coffee mug
BG09-07-05-02; Y26-28 (left Coffee Gnome)
BG75-45-34 (middle Coffee Gnome)
V09-17-15-12 (girl Coffee Gnome)
BG90-93-96-99; N6-YG99-97-95; Y28-26 (George)
E35-31-51-Y00 (girl gnome's hair)
C0-1-3 (and a little C5 if needed for mustaches and beards)
W4-6-9 (boots)
Come join us in the Twistoon Digi Stamps FB group here.   Lots more inspiration, quirky images and... gnomes!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Cards for Ally - Instagram Hop


Ally Santaclara was a beloved friend of many in the papercrafting community.  Her sudden passing in December left many of us with broken hearts.  One day we were chatting online and the next... she was gone.  But not forgotten.


Her posts and messages were always popping with personality and friendship.  Her design creations reflected that warmth.  Andy, her cat (a female cat named after a tv personality, Anderson Cooper - I'm sure there's more to the story lol), often made appearances and I looked forward to those posts too.  I'm sorry that I didn't get to know her even more or meet in real life.


But this is a celebration of her life.  We've banded together to share our cards and creations in memory of Ally.   And... as Ally's FB and Instagram pages were titled "Can't Wait for Friday", we thought posting on a Friday was a fitting tribute to our sweet friend.

Ally and I shared a love of colouring, Copic Markers and furbabies 💖.  I picked an image of a girl crafting (or trying lol) with her beloved cat and coloured it up with my Copics.  I tried to give the cat a tabby look like her Andy.


So here's my card - 


Details -


E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); E93 (blush); E04-R20 (lips); 110-T10-7-5 (hair)

YG03-17-67-N5 (shirt)

C0-1-3-6-E30 (cat)

R20-E04; YR21-24 (pencil)

C3-1; C6; R29; BG07 (markers)

R05-22 (heart)

E31-33-W3 (table)

Sentiments: Computer generated

Image: Saturated Canary, Crafty Cat

Stencil: Pawprint Stencil (Kraftin Kimmie)

Dies: from my stash 


So... this is an Instagram Hop.  I'm not very active on Instagram (no secret heehee) BUT if you're reading this post, please click over to my Instagram account and make sure to see all the other gorgeous creations created by Ally's friends.  


Thanks for stopping by!



Ally with her cat Andy

Instagram Hop List:

Alexia Misso

Annie Wills

Dagmara Gorczynska

Dana Stuedemann

Judy VanZandt

Melissa Oeters

Rosie Nunjai

Shelley Lanthier

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Hugs for Santa

 Double Fan Fold card for my husband.  It's 5" x 7" and I followed the tutorial from Mixed Up Craft (I adjusted the paper dimensions).


Copic Markers - BV20, E11, E21, E51, E50, E93 (skin); R05, R24, R27, R29 (red); YG03, YG17, YG67 (green); W5, W3, W1 (beard); C3, C1, C0 (fur); C9, C6, C3 (black); YR27, YR23, E15 (hair), Y15 (buckle); Y15, R05, YG17 with N4 shading (presents)

Stampin Up - cardstock, stamp and paper

Die cuts - from my stash

Image: Redonkadoodles, Hugs for Santa

Thanks for looking!


Friday, August 28, 2020

Keep on Decorating challenge

I try to keep my cards simple when they are ones I might like to replicate and adding "Gumdrops" (YNS's enamel dots) is a great way to pump up my creations.


Here I have coloured with alcohol ink markers and used Clear & Sparkle Gumdrops coloured with the co-ordinating marker.

Stamp: Your Next Stamp, Purrr-fect Friends
Die: Your Next Stamp, Dot-tastic Circle Die
Other: Your Next Stamp, Clear & Sparkle Gumdrops; alcohol markers; Stampin' Up cardstock

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Inside Out Challenge at Your Next Stamp

I've used Rosie Rabbit Gift from Your Next Stamp for this simple pull slider card.

The inside was kept very quick and simple by just stamping the main image on the bottom corner of the inside and using the second sentiment stamp.

Colouring Medium - SN TriBlend markers
Paper from my stash

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sharing the Love

I've used the Your Next Stamp Sweet Hummingbird stamp set for a card that would be perfect to show your Mom, sister, friend or other relative some love for a special occasion or "just because".


Nuvo Aqua Shimmer (clear - hummingbird head)
 Colouring Medium - Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers
Paper and embellishments from my stash

Thanks for looking!