Saturday, 28 December 2019

Twistoon Revamped Facebook Challenge

After a  bit of a break Twistoon is back on Facebook. The continuance of the progressive challenge relies on people actually using the free image and taking part which gave me the push I needed to get this done!



Materials used:
5" x 7" card blank
gold mirri card
printer card
X-Press It card
faux stitched rectangle die
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04     R20
hair - E21, E25, E29
eyes - B21, B24, B28     C7, C9, 100
dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
shoes - C0, C1, C3, C5
sign - E43, E44, E47
fireworks image free from internet

I thought the fireworks would make a good backdrop for this little cutie with her Happy New Year sign. In hindsight I think I should have printed the message on the sign with the image but when I printed her out I was not sure what I was going to do. I did not have any suitable stamps to use so had to write it by hand. 

There are still a couple of days left to enter the progressive challenge, you can find the details here.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 16 December 2019

Dreaming of a peaceful Christmas

It is time for the midway reminder for the Path of Positivity Challenge with the optional theme of peace. When our girls were little Christmas Eve was extra special for our family. We would go to a Christingle Service in the afternoon, come home for tea and a bit of festive TV before hanging up the stockings and heading for bed. Once quiet had settled St. Nicholas was able to do his thing!

But the best time was late in the evening when everything was quiet, that moment of peace and tranquillity before the business of Christmas Day. A time to pause and reflect on what Christmas is really all about, not the excitement, presents, chocolate, food or drink but a poor Jewish couple living in an occupied Israel. A couple forced to travel to Bethlehem by a Roman edict. A couple who had been asked to help God bring about his plan of redemption for humanity. A young girl in an animal shelter giving birth to a helpless baby who was both human and divine. A family that said 'Yes, Your will be done' to God. A child whose birth and life was foretold by prophets  and who grew up and fulfilled God's plan to redeem the broken relationship between God and His believing people. Jesus the Prince of Peace.

So however you celebrate Christmas I hope that the blessings and the peace 'that passes all understanding' finds a place in your homes and hearts this year and on into all the years of your life. God bless you this Christmas.

Now at this point I would love to have a beautiful card of the nativity to share with you. However it did not work out that way as the image I have to work with lent itself to illustrating part of the poem 'A Visit From St Nicholas' by Clement Clarke Moore. But it did remind me of that peaceful time on Christmas Eves past.


Materials used: 
X-Press It card
silver mirri card
white 7" x 5" card blank
rectangle die
peace die
Copic pens:
bricks - E07, E08, E09
mortar and stone - E13, E15, E17
clock - E81, E84, E87, E89     E41, E43, E44     YR23, YR24, YR27     W00
candle stickS - E31, E33, E35, E39 
candle - E0000, E000, E00
holly - R39      G28, G29     Y18 
logs - E43, E44, E47
flames - Y11, YR15, R35
ash - W00, W01, W03, W05, W07     R35
grate - C07, C09     Y11
rug - C0, C01, C03, C05, C07, C09, 100
stockings - R29, R39, R59, R89      G02, G17, G29
stocking fur - C01, C03, C05, Blender

I wanted to use a neutral palette for most of this image so that the stockings and the holly really stood out. The E's are especially useful for this because there is so much variety in the range. For example the bricks have a red hue to them while the clock has a hint of green coming through but all E's.

I hope that even with the busyness of the season that you will be able to join us on our last Path of Positivity challenge for the year. Remember the theme, peace, is optional but following it has more prize benefits. You can find all the details and the link up at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:




   

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

A 'Green' Christmas

Every year I say I am going to be organised enough to make our wrapping paper so it can be recycled and every year I fail. This year I may not have succeeded in making the 200 or so cards I usually do but I did make the wrapping paper and matching tags!



Materials used:
The Arty Crafty Place Indian Printing Block - Mini Detailed Snowflake 
The Arty Crafty Place Indian Printing Kit- Mini Christmas Tree
The Arty Crafty Place Indian Printing Kit - Small Star 
white acrylic paint
rolls of brown paper
wooden tags

I kept it really simple this year but already have ideas for next year! The wooden tags have been in my stash for a year now but I never got around to using them. I cannot even remember what I planned to use them for originally.

I love the Indian printing blocks, they are not cheap but are works of art in their own right. So look out for future posts featuring the blocks.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #526 - Wrap It! 
Creative Fingers #176 - Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas 
A Bit More Time To Craft #105 - Anything Goes 
Love To Craft #41 - December Anything Goes


Friday, 6 December 2019

Scrapper's Delights Progressive Challenge For December

Time for the last progressive challenge of the year on the Scrapper's Delights Facebook, and such a great image to finish on.



Materials used:
Happy Christmas acrylic stamp 
circle die set
pennant die
silver mirri card
X-Press It card
designer card from stash
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
eyes - B21
hair - Y21, Y26, YR24, E25
tunic - V0000, V000, V01
trousers - G000, G00, G02, G14, YG17
holly berries - R39, R89
holly leaves - G28, G29, G99
hat - R36, R37, R39, R56     C1, C3, C5, Blender

I have tried to keep her clothes very pale pastel colours without losing the shadows which I think I have manged to a certain extent. The fur on the hat I am so pleased with and it is pure accident. I was a bit heavy handed with the C5 so I dabbed the blender over it to try and tone the grey down, the result was the fur texture. I tried to so the same again on a different image but it did not work nearly as well!

I actually used 3 circle dies for matting and layering. The white one has a debossed layer from a smaller circle.

I hope you will join in the fun with us to finish off the year in style. You can find the Facebook Page here. For more inspiration check out the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog and the Challenge Blog. You could even have a go at both challenges.

If you are a fan of Scrapper's Delights then don't miss the Pre Cyber Monday Sale!

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Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Scrapper's Delights Chibi New Release

It's time for some more new images at Scrapper's Delights. This month's set has a Winter/Christmas theme going on. Here is the card I made to showcase the skating boy.


Materials used:
Scrapper's Delights - Chibi Ice-Skater Boy
winter trees acrylic stamps
black archival ink pad
Little B die set - Handwritten
rectangle faux stitched die
silver mirri card
X-Press It card
5" x 7" card blank
Distress Oxides - fosslized amber, warn lipstick, broken china, wilted violet
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair - E54, E47, E59
eyes - W1, W3, W5
jeans - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
shirt - G02, G17, G29, G99     R29, R39, R59, R89
skates - C1, C3, C5, C7

The image has been printed out on X-Press It card with the background paper in place. I used the Distress Oxide inks to ink up the card blank so that it would mimic the mat printed using a paper from the Watercolour Batik set by We Are 3. I thought this paper looked like a frozen pond with a dramatic sunset. I used the curves of the paper to position my trees on and stamped them with black archival ink. At this point I wish I was an artist because in my mind's eye I see a fence which I could have drawn in and maybe some birds flying in to roost in the trees!

The sentiment is die cut from silver mirri card. The stamped up and coloured in image is cut out using a rectangle die. 

Do go over to the Scrapper's Delights Store and take a look at the other images in the new release. You can also find lots of wonderful inspiration on the Scrapper's Delights Blog.

If you are a fan of Scrapper's Delights images then don't miss the Pre Cyber Monday Sale!

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Thanks for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 2 December 2019

Path of Positivity Goes Peaceful

It is the final PoP challenge for this year, where has the time gone? This month the optional theme is Peace. This time of year is not exactly the most peaceful! With the crowded shops and the endless Christmas music blaring over the shop speakers from October (slight exaggeration!) It is easy to get caught up in the world's clamour. That is why I love Advent as a time just to stand back from it all and reflect on what Christmas is all about. That tiny baby in a cattle feed trough is the maker of the Universe. That tiny baby being held and cherished by it's mother is Lord of us all. That tiny baby smiling at the humble shepherds is the Prince of Peace. That tiny baby being worshipped by the kings is one day coming back, not as a baby but as King of Israel and ruler of the earth. Looking at the state of the world now I hope that day will not be too long in coming!

So while it may be a bit early to wish you a Happy Christmas I will instead pray for you a peaceful Advent and time to discover again the real meaning of Christmas. God bless you.



Materials used:
rectangle faux stitched die
5" x 7" card blank
X-Press It card
printer card
Copic pens:
mum's skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
baby's skin - E50, E51, E53
mum's hair - Y21, Y26, YR24, E26
baby's hair - E50, E42, E43
background - Y00, Y11, Y13

The verse from Silent Night is printed on printer card then cut with the die. I used the same yellow combination to go around the edge of the card blank to tie it in with the main image.

The challenge will run until the 5th of January and the theme Peace is optional. This month our sponsors are Pattie's Creations and Scribbles Designs. Details and the link up can be found at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. I do hope you will join in with us this month.

Thank you for dropping in and take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 18 November 2019

Thankfulness and Controversial Thinking

Can you believe we are halfway through the November challenge and hurtling ever faster towards Christmas. At this time of year there is so much to be thankful for and yet so easily we get caught up in the consumerism of the season.

Before I share my thoughts with you I just want to say that these are my own thoughts and I am open to helpful critique. Also, I in no way want to upset my American friends so if you have different opinions on this please let me know.

On the third Thursday of November the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day, this year it falls on the 28th November. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians when they shared a meal marking the first harvest. Settlers and Indians sharing the earth's bounty in peace. But as is the way in the history of mankind that harmony did not last. The sharing of bounty in a spirit of thankfulness was replaced by avarice and the hunger for acquiring more; more land, more money, more everything.

When we want to justify our position of taking from others we invariably reduce our victims to less than human. So the Indians lost their tribal names and became 'savages', as such they were fair game. European settlers have followed the same pattern wherever they have landed on the earth. The Spanish did the same to the Aztecs and Incas, the Australian colonists to the Aborigines, the British in India, the Dutch in Africa.. The idea of superiority over others was taken to it's pinnacle by Nazi Germany and the Final Solution, wiping out all that was considered inferior, Jews, Gypsies, Coloureds, Gays, the mentally ill, the physically handicapped. It was easy, just spread falsehoods about them and incite hatred towards them so that people don't question what is happening. With the rise of xenophobia and Antisemitism the danger is increasing that it will happen again.

The great sadness in all this is that we forget to be thankful for what we have and start wanting what others have. How different the world would look if the spirit of the first Thanksgiving Celebration had remained the dominant spirit of the the land.

Thanks for sticking with it and I do hope I have not offended anyone, that is the last thing I want to do. And so onto my card, I have used another cornucopia image this time from our on going sponsor Scribbles Designs. I have a thing about the beauty of nature at harvest, all the different colours and textures. I made this one for my friend Melanie, those who have been with me for a while will know that Melanie introduced me to rubber stamping all those years ago. Well she now splits her time between the USA and England having remarried an American. So this is for her and Russ even though they will be in the UK for Thanksgiving Day.


Materials used:
X-Press It card
designer card
rectangle die set
5" x 7" card blank
orange sequins (from stash)
Copic pens:
orange pumpkin - Y35, Y38, YR14, YR18, E15, E18  stalk - E43, E44, E47
yellow/green pumpkin -  W0, Y00, Y11, YG67, G28, G29, G99  stalk - W1, W3, W5
aubergine - V06, V09, V99  stalk - YG01, YG67
pepper - YG03, YG17, YG67, G29   stalk - YG21, YG23, YG25
maize - Y21, Y26, Y28  husk - YG61, YG63, YG67
wheat - YR21, Y26, YR24, Y28
apples - R24, R27, R29, R39, R59, R89  stalk - E19, E09
pear - Y02, R32, YG01, YR02, Y15, Y17, Y06   stalk - E29, E18
maple leaves - YG00, YG23, YG17, YR02, YR04, YR7
leaves - YG03, YG17, YG67, G29
cornucopia basket - E31, E33, E35, E39
background - Y00, Y11

I'm not a great embellisher finding it tricky knowing where to place them but I had a box of sequins for my birthday back in August and felt I really should have a go at using them! The designer layer has been lying in a drawer for some time now waiting it's turn to be useful.

Our two sponsors for this month are A Day For Daisies (on a break but honouring sponsorship) and Scribbles Designs.  For details of prizes and how to qualify, the link up and all other information visit the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. As I write this we have only had three entries though with Thanksgiving coming soon I am sure there must be more of you making cards. So do please join us you have until the end of the month to link up. You never know one of the prizes may already have your name on it. Now wouldn't that be something to be thankful for!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:


Friday, 8 November 2019

Scrapper's Delights Progressive Challenge for November

Time for a new progressive challenge on the Scrapper's Delights Facebook page. If you entered last month you should be getting the image sent to you for this month. If you need the image then you can request it via the Facebook page.



Materials used:
Scrapper's Delights - Chibi Skater
X-Press It card
printer card
black card
silver texture paint
dotty stencil
snowflake stickers
circle dies
blue/silver designer card
5" x 7" card blank
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04  R20
eyes - E11, E33, E35
hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
trousers - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
jumper - YG11, G12, G14, YG06, G05
scarf - R81, R83, R85
boots - C0, C1, C3, C9  Blender
blades - C5

The black and silver background card is made using silver texture paint. I have had it in my stash for some time but never really got around to doing much with it. My idea was that it might just work to give a hint of snow! Perhaps white paste might have been a better option but you have to go with what you have got.

The background for the skater is from a royalty free picture from the internet. If we had some hard winters I would have used a photo of my own but alas it is some time since it has been cold enough for fully frozen skateable ponds in our part of the world. My pond has frozen a few times but at only 4 feet it would be hard going standing on it yet alone skating!!

The progressive challenge runs for a month so there is plenty of time to get an entry in. You can also enter the Scrapper's Delight's Challenge at the same time on the blog here. Look out for all the amazing bundles and deals coming up for November too.

Thanks for dropping in.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:


Monday, 4 November 2019

Feeling Thankful Despite It All!

The theme for this month's challenge at Path of Positivity is Thankfulness. Now I have to say that this year is not one I feel particularly thankful for on first thoughts, it has been horrible. Not a case of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' more like 'Five Funerals and a Wedding'. I admit there are times when I have been tempted to sink into a wallow of self pity, however so far I have managed to keep away from that particular path to nowhere. Despite all the sadness that has predominated this year and some ongoing issues that could potentially lead to more heartache, there has been much to be thankful for as well.

I am enormously thankful to our NHS all over the country who have made loved ones leaving a pain free and peaceful affair and shown such sympathy, no more than that empathy towards those left behind to grieve.

I am thankful that my niece had such a fantastic day for her wedding and that family and friends were able to gather to celebrate and share the day with the happy couple.

I am thankful that my hesitant and belated decision to let my gorgeous girls organise a 60th birthday party amidst all that has been happening made for a joyful day to recharge and regroup ready to face life's not so enjoyable events.

I am thankful that even the dark days can be shared with a loving husband and family and that mutual support can overcome.

The problem is with thankfulness is that once you start thinking about it there are just so many things to be thankful for. You only have to read a paper or watch the news to find plenty more reasons to give thanks.

And who to I give thanks to the most? The verse on my page says it all. So I do 'Give thanks with a joyful heart' as the hymn says.




Materials used:
A Day For Daisies - Butterfly Harvest (sadly A Day For Daisies is taking a rest from trading but will be back)
Imagine That Digistamps - Subtle Harvest Kit (I cannot find this in the shop so it may have been a fan freebie at some point)
Ex-Press It card
printer paper
gold glitter paper strip
book page die set
A5 sketch book
Copic pens:
orange pumpkin - Y35, Y38, YR14, YR18, E15, E 18  stem - E43, E44, E47
green pumpkin - YG61, G21, YG63, G85, E43, E47  stem - E11, E13, E15
red apples - YG00, R11, R35, R37, R59
pear - Y02, R32, YG01, RY02, Y15, Y17, Y06
green apples - YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17
purple berries - RB66, R56, R59
corn cob - Y15, Y18, YR16, YR18, E08, E19, E49
corn husks - E42, E43, E44
red berries - R14, R17, R27
blue flowers - B21, B23
purple flower - V05, RV66, RV69, V09, V99, YR12, YR15
butterflies - V0000, V000, V01, V12
cornucopia shell - E11, E33, E35, E39
grass - G21, G94, BG96, B99

After colouring the design I cut it with a book page die and edged it with brown ink. The background paper is made using Paper Leafy from the Subtle Harvest kit, reducing the size, copying, pasting and repeating the process a couple of times to get the leaves very small.

The different and sometimes unusual themes that the Path of Positivity Challenge have are great fun but not always ones that lend themselves to a card, at least not to a card I can use. I had this idea for next year that I would make a book of helpful, positive quotes and sayings with the themes that did not fall easily into the card category. However I decided to start my book early and what better way than with being thankful. I made my design to fit an A5 card so that it fits into an A5 sketch book. I am looking forward to seeing what other challenging themes end up in the book over the coming months!

The Path of Positivity challenge runs until the 1st December and the theme is optional, although with Thanksgiving coming up in America I expect there will be many of you running with Thankfulness!
Since offering to sponsor us A Day For Daisies is taking a rest from trading, however they are fulfilling their sponsorship commitments for rest of the year. Our ongoing sponsor Scribbles Designs is also offering a prize, details will be on the Path of Positivity Blog along with the rules and how to enter. I hope you will join in with us.

Thank you for dropping in.

Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:






Friday, 1 November 2019

Time for some new Chibis at Scrapper's Delights

This month's new releases from Scrapper's Delights features three Chibi images that can be used for any occasion where presents are involved! So even although thoughts are turning to Christmas at this time of the year I have made a birthday card with the image I was allocated.





Materials used:
Presscut Step 6 die set
white card
green mirri card
orange, purple card
X-Press It card
gold sentiment sticker
green satin ribbon
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair - YR20, YR24, YR27, E39, E59
t-shirt - V05, RV66, RV69, V09
eyes - C0, C3, YG03
trousers and hair ribbon - G02, G17, G29, G99
present ribbon - Y02, Y15, Y19, E39, E59
present - V15, V17, BV08
socks - C0, C1, C3, V05, RV66, RV69 
stacked parcels - V15, V17, BV08, C1, C3, C5
                            YG00, YG21, YG03, YG06, BV20, BV23, BV25, YR31, Y38, YR68

Do visit the Scrapper's Delights store and have a look at the other images available from today. While you are there why not have a look at what else is available, you may find just the right image for a project you have in mind!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 21 October 2019

Midway Through Courage

We are at the half way point of our challenge at Path of Positivity and thinking about Courage. Last time I shared with you a bit about my own battle with chronic shyness and the effects it can have on life. I hope those of you who lack the confidence and or courage to share your art have thought about entering our challenge and taking the first steps to building up your own courage.

This time I have another great quote I found online. Everyone, if they are being truly honest, has some area where they lack courage and the knocks of life can sap even the most courageous spirit. And I am sure even those we consider courageous have moments of self doubt.

I have a niece and nephew who are both ambulance drivers. Years ago you would probably not think that you have to be particularly courageous to drive ambulances but these days you need it in bucket loads. The increasing violence they have to deal with directed at them as they try to do their job is unbelievable. Attacks on ambulance staff, paramedics, police and firemen as they try to help people are increasing all the time, they all deserve medals for what they do.

So this card is for every one no matter how courageous they feel. 



Materials used:
Distress Oxcide background paper from stash
faux stitch rectangle die
7" x 5" card blank
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99   
E21. E23, E25, E29
W3, W5, W7, W9
C3, C5, C7, C9 100

I love the green and brown combination for these boots so much I am looking out for a pair for myself! The background paper was a great find in my stash, unfortunately I can't remember the colours I used. I did not like the paper straight on the front of the card so edged the card blank with a brown pen to define the paper more. 

This is not the first time I have used this image, it made it's first appearance back in 2018. Now I did not go and look at it again because I wanted to make a different card but there must be something about that colour combination because, although I did not note the Copics used, they sure look like the same colours!

DSC_0540(watermarked)

I hope you will join us for the challenge, you still have a couple of weeks left to enter. Remember the theme of Courage is optional. All the details of the challenge and the link can be found on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  We have two sponsors this month, Beccy's Place and Scribbles Designs both offering prizes.

Looking forward to seeing your shared works of art. Thank you for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:







Friday, 11 October 2019

October's Progressive Challenge at Scrapper's Delights

Time for a new challenge at the Scrapper's Delights Facebook page. This month the image has us reaching for the winter woollies as Autumn is here and Winter approaches.



Materials used:
Scrapper's Delights - Drink on the Run (available on request from the Facebook Page)
Presscut Centre Stepper Card die set
A Bit More Time To Craft - Leaves 
printer paper
white card
X-Press It card
black card
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04     R20
hair - Y21, YR23, E15, E18
eyes - B12, B24, B28
dress - V05, RV66, RV69, V09, V99
scarf - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19     G02, G05, G07, G29     C0, C1, C3
gloves - C0, C1, C3, C5
trousers - YG03, YG17, YG67, G29
phone - R29, R39, R59, R89     C0, C01
handbag - E84, E87, E89     W3, W5, W7
boots - W1, W3, W5, W7, W9     C0 C1,C5

The sentiment came with the image and you also get two backgrounds, one with snowflakes and one with leaves, that you can colour or leave plain.

To make the background paper I used a sheet from the Leaves set from A Bit More Time To Craft. The original has quite large leaves so I used resizing, copying and pasting multiple times to get the leaves to the size I wanted. It took a bit of time but I think it worked really well for the small size needed.

The card blank and the scalloped mats were cut using the die set. The black pieces were cut by hand.

The challenge goes on for a month and the image is free on request from the Facebook page. I hope you will join us.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:





Monday, 7 October 2019

Path of Positivity New Challenge - Have Courage

Courage is not one of the qualities I associate with myself! I was chronically shy for much of my life and I mean chronically shy. Speaking to people was so out of my comfort zone it was the other side of the universe. Notice the use of the past tense. I am happy to say that I am no longer chronically shy, after years of working at it, I am now just shy with new people or in new situations.

Looking back now I don't think people realise how debilitating shyness can be. Imagine not being able to even ask a bus driver to stop at your stop so travelling on the next stop to get off and then walking back up the road - yep been there many times when at school. It's not that you don't want to speak it is just mentally impossible.

So can you imagine the agonising that went into pressing the send button on my first blog post or sharing the first colouring online. It has not been an easy journey but honestly I am glad I persevered. In some ways it is an in between stage, this sharing on line is not as threatening as speaking face to face with someone you do not know. Thankfully the comments have been positive and the confidence boosted and with that comes the courage. So now I will speak to strangers, I make the effort, and each successful encounter builds up the courage.

So next time you meet someone who is on the quiet side, before you put them down as stand-offish just remember that they may just be churning inside trying to overcome their own shyness.

I just love the quote that came with the image I have used for my card as it says it all and certainly fits my own circumstances.


Materials used:
Sheen Douglas A4 embossing folder - Jungle leaves
Adirondack ink pad - meadow
X-Press It card
7" x 5" card blank
white card
Copic pens:
mane - W9, E37, E08, YR27, YR24, YR12, YR21, YR23
body fur - E31, E33, E35, E39, W9
eye - YR16, YR07, YR68
mouth - E00, R20, R21 

I used the embossing folder with white card and then brushed meadow ink over it to highlight the leaves.

So have you got the courage to have a go at our challenge this month? The theme of Courage is optional so you can do anything. If entering challenges is old hat to you then well done and you have no excuse not to have a go! If you lack confidence but really would like to try it then I would urge you to summon up every ounce of courage you can find and give it a go. The whole ethos of this particular challenge is that it is Positive so you will be among friends who are just waiting to encourage you. If you do decide to enter and it is the first time you have tried then please put a comment on the challenge blog and I will do my best to come and pay you a visit with some encouragement from someone who knows how hard that road can be.

All the details of the challenge and the link can be found on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  We have two sponsors this month, Beccy's Place and Scribbles Designs both offering prizes

Thank you for sticking with me on a very personal post. Hope to see you in the challenge. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Show Us Your Pussycats #47 - Anything With A Cat Goes (In my book lions are just big cats!)

Friday, 4 October 2019

Chibi New Release Day at Scrapper's Delights

It's time for a new release at Scrapper's Delights. I got to work with the Gamer Girl image.



Materials used:
game console free clip art
X-Press It card
printer card
7" x 5" card blank 
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04  R20
hair - C5, C7, C9, 100
clothes - Y17, Y38, YR68     B21, B23, B26, B18
games console - R29, G17, B18     C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
ear-rings - Y11, Y15, YR23, Y28

The sentiment has been added to the console image before printing. I cannot claim authorship of it as I came across it on line but was unable to find the source so I hope it is another from Anon!

The two background papers are from the Scrapbook Gems set. The one acting as the mat for the girl image has been altered to a grey colour using Serif's CraftArtist software.

Do have a look at the new releases in the store at Scrapper's Delights and also take a look at the blog where you can find more inspiration from the DT. Don't forget we also have a monthly challenge blog and a Progressive Challenge on our Facebook page

Thank you for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges: