Saturday, 28 November 2020

Imagine That Progressive Challenge Relaunch

 After a gap of some time Imagine That Digistamp is restarting it's monthly progressive challenge and offering the image for November for free. Now I had intended getting this done nearer the start of the month rather than at the end but life got in the way! If you are quick you could still manage to enter it.


Materials used:
Imagine That Digistamp - Marleen's Stocking (available from Imagine That Digistamp Blog)
printer card
silver mirricard 
X-Press It card
5" x 7" card base
corner rounder
various dies
Copic pens:
skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04     R20
hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
eyes: E35, E39
hat: R29, R39, R59, R89     C0, C1, Blender
dress: YGO3, YG17, YG67, G29     C0, C1, C3
stocking: R22, R29, R59, C5     G21, G94, G99     E33, E35     G17, G29, G99
              C0     white pencil
candy cane: R39
presents: Y06, Y18     V05, V06     B24, B26
bell: Y11, Y15, Y17
socks: R29, R39     C0, C1, C3

The holly design backing paper came with the stamp set and has been printed on ordinary printer card.

Since taking the photo I have also rounded off the corners of the card base to fit in with all the other layers.

Thank you for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:






Thursday, 19 November 2020

Stampers Delights November Progressive Challenge

As we are now over half way through November I am a bit late with this one but better late than never.


Materials used:
Stampers Delights: Xmas Happy Elf (available by request from the Facebook Page
5" x 7" card blank
gold mirri card
X-Press It card
gold pen
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hat and mittens -  R29, R39, R59, R89     CO, C1, Blender
hair - E50, E53, E55, E57
clothes - YG03, YG17, YG67, G29     R35, R37, R39

Confession time, this was originally going to be a tag but I did not have enough gold mirri card in my bits box. The border around the card is deliberately squiggly, a sneaky way to hide the fact that I cannot draw straight lines freehand!

There is still time to join in with the challenge so why not pop over to the Stampers Delights Fan Page on Facebook and request the image. If you need more inspiration you can find plenty on Facebook and the Stampers Delights Inspiration Blog.

Here are some links for you:

Look out for the Early Black Friday Deal Coupon on the Facebook Page

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Just A Little More Gratitude With Path of Positivity

This month you get a bonus post from me! I originally ordered this image to work with for the start of our Gratitude theme at Path of Positivity but then changed my mind once I got started and opted for a rose image instead. However having been given this image I decided it is only right to use it. I had intended posting it with Monday's post but forgot. Forgetfulness seems to be more troublesome this year. I think it is partly the Covid concerns, partly events within the family and partly just because I am forgetful!

One thing I don't forget is all the things I have to be grateful for. I have already talked about the beauty of nature and the fact that we live in a rural area surrounded by countryside. I have also talked about family and friends and all they mean. So what else is there I wonder! 

Life is full of surprises, random acts of kindness can be seen everywhere. Events like a global pandemic do bring out the best in people. Yes I know they also bring out the worst as well but let's stay on the right path and think positively. Our local community has really pulled all the stops out this year. We have had a fantastic mask making group who make hundreds of masks and left them in the charity shops for people to buy for a small, or large, donation. Groups of neighbours have been shopping for those unable to get out or who are shielding. Local businesses have offered delivery services. The food bank has kept going with generous donations from shops and the community despite many facing hard times. A lot of our usual events have had to be cancelled but our fantastic Christmas Lights Committe has spent the last few weeks putting up the festive lights around the town managing to keep to all the guidelines around distancing and safety. We may not have our Victorian Evening and grand switch on but there will be light to brighten up the winter evenings.

So I am grateful that our community is so caring, it makes our town a great place to live.


Materials used:
acrylic sentiment stamp
yellow card
white printer card
black card
X-Press It card
5" x 7" card blank
black inkpad
Copic pens:
petal shadowing - C0,C1, C3, Blender
centres - Y00, Y11, Y15, YG23
stems and leaves - YG61, G21, G24, G94

I made the background paper by arranging multiple copies of the image in a small size on an A4 document and printing it off. The sentiment is just stamped across the corner. The panel has been coloured, cut to size and matted on black card to form a small frame then attached to the card with foam pads.

Here are the details and links for the challenge:

  • This challenge, our optional twist is Gratitude. It is the perfect time of year to reflect on all the good you have in your life. Therefore, this month create a project that depicts thankfulness or gratitude in some way.

    In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes unless they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Prizes this month include:
  • Three images from SheepSki Designs, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

You can find the link up and more inspiration at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog here.

Thank you for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 16 November 2020

Gratitude for family memories

 For my middle Path of Positivity Challenge I have another scrapbook page for you. Let's be honest here during a global pandemic with all the heartache for those who have lost relatives and friends as well as all the social restrictions it is hard to keep positive. With the year drawing to it's close our thoughts naturally turn to Christmas. At the moment here in the UK we are under our second lockdown and it is anybody's guess what will happen at Christmas. It is likely that we will still be under some restrictions and large family gatherings may not be possible.

Last Christmas my side of the family were able to be together for the first time in years. With nurses, ambulance drivers, telecommunication technicians, priests and veterinary nurses among our numbers everybody's Christmas rotas have been different but by a miracle everyone was able to book time off around Christmas and New Year that overlapped by a couple of days. Being in Somerset all our northern relations came down so ours  and our eldest daughters houses were full and a couple of local holiday cottages got custom too.

So for my offering of positive thoughts I have made a scrapbook page to mark that momentous event when four generations got together! This year we can be grateful for past good memories and look forward to future good ones The Snowmen Selfie image from one of our sponsors seemed very appropriate!


Materials used:
photo card
gold mirri card
12" x12" designer paper from stash
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
eyes- W5, W7, W9     C5, C7, C9, 100
coal mouths - W5, W7, W9
carrot noses - YR61, YR15, YR68, E15
satsuma noses - Y17, Y38, YR68
purple hat - V05, RV66, RV69, V09, V99     band - C5, C7, C9, 100
black hat - C3, C5, C7, C9, 100     band - B21, B24, B26, B18
blue/grey scarf and mittens - B21, B24, B26, B18     C0, C1, C3
red hats  and scarf - R29, R39, R59, R89     C0, C1, C3, C5
green hat and scarf - G02, G17, G29, G99     E95, YR02, E97, YR18, E08
blue hat - B000, B21, B23, B26     y15, Y18, YR14
pink hat - R81, R83, R85, R56     C0, C1
twig arm - E31, E33, E35, E39
pipe - E21, E23, E25     C5, C7, C9
shadows - B0000, B000, Blender
cheeks - R20, R22, Blender
background - B06, B16, B37, B39
eyes and snowflakes - white gel pen

I hope that you are able to find moments of gratitude despite all that is happening in the world. I really love the old song Accentuate the Positive, a mantra for our times I think! If you don't know it or if you do and want to hear it the Bing Crosby version can be viewed here

Please do join in with us at Path of Positivity and share some of your feelings of Gratitude.

Here are the details and links for the challenge:

  • This challenge, our optional twist is Gratitude. It is the perfect time of year to reflect on all the good you have in your life. Therefore, this month create a project that depicts thankfulness or gratitude in some way.

    In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes unless they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Prizes this month include:
  • Three images from SheepSki Designs, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

You can find the link up and more inspiration at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog here.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Friday, 13 November 2020

Stampers Delights Anime New Release

There are two new Anime images released this month, one is apt for a sympathy card.  The other, which is the one I have been given to work with,  is very apt for the time of year. Despite all that is going on in the world at the moment we still hope for a time of celebration around Christmas and New Year.


Materials used:
Stamper's Delights - Anime Cheers
photo card
designer card from stash
X-Press It card
fireworks photo
5" x 7" card blank
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E05     R20
hair - C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
eyes - E95, E97, E47
t-shirt - R29, R39, R59, R89
wine glass - BV20, C0     Y00, Y11, Y21     Blender
phone - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7     RV63, RV66, RV69

The bar, window frame and banner are free images from the internet. I made the bar up using two combined images, a table with a black top and some wooden paneling. The fireworks in the window are from a photo I took in 2010 on holiday in Paignton. They had a firework display on the beach. 

Do take a look at the Stampers Delights Facebook Page and Inspiration Blog for more ideas, details of all the latest offers and makes from the rest of the DT. Links below for you.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Stampers Delights November Chibi New Release

 It's new release time again at Stampers Delights and this month's Chibi images are a boy and girl photographer. For my project I used the girl but keep an eye out because the boy may appear in a future post.


Materials used: 
Stampers Delights - Adrianna Photo 
photo paper
12 x 12" white card
A3 white paper
pink card
X-Press It! card
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04     R20
eyes - YR12, E15, E37
hair - YR20, YR24, E35, E37
jumper - YR31, Y38, YR16, YR68
skirt - BV31, BV34, BV04, BV17
socks and ribbon - Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
shoes - W3, E5, W7, W9
camera - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 Blender
camera strap - R24, R27

All the photos were taken in the summer at Blenheim Palace. The background paper is made by printing out a photo of a notice board with the map on.

Do take a look at the Stampers Delights Facebook Page and Inspiration Blog for more ideas and makes from the rest of the DT. Links below for you.

Store: https://www.stampersdelights.com/store/c18/ALL_DIGITAL_STAMPS_PRODUCTS.html#/