Monday, 30 November 2015

Husky Hugs

I have wanted to colour this image from the Polkadoodles Frosted Winter collection for some time, but couldn't decide on a colour scheme, but I finally took pen to paper for this weeks Inky Pinkies
DT Project.

I was going to do it all in blue, but changed my mind halfway through and added some Lilac and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

I used Copics to colour and added some texture to the jumper and hat using a technique I learnt in my Kit & Clowder backgrounds class.

I added some sparkle pen to the snow and tops of her boots.

The papers are from my stash, the bottom one is from LOTV and I have no idea about the top one :(

Challenges Entered:)

Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes Week 52
My Time to Craft - Let it Snow
Graph-it Markers - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Sparkle & Bling
Crafting when we can - Don't forget the Animals

Monday, 23 November 2015


I am slowly building my stash of Christmas cards and this weeks DT project for Polkadoodles Inky Pinkies is another to add to the collection.

I used a deer image from the Frosted Winter collection.

I used a snow globe template from the Silhouette store and layered my image onto a lovely Polkadoodles paper, also from the frosted winter collection.

I have coloured with Copics and added some Stickles and Silver Graph-it Shake it.  Thanks to Nikky Hall I now know what the 'Shake-its' are for, I have 3 or 4 that I have won in challenges and never knew how to use them, Doh!!

I added an MDF sentiment coloured with a metallic pro marker, some lovely Christmas trees and a poinsettia, to finish I added a large bow to the top.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges entered:-

Christmas Card Challenges - anything Goes
Crafting when we can - Animals
Quirky Crafts - Christmas
Ribbon Girls - Any image - use Ribbon
Allsorts - At least 3 Diets
My Time to Craft - Let it Snow
Fairytale Challenge - Christmas without Red or Green

Monday, 16 November 2015


I am here today with my latest card for the Inky Pinkies Facebook DT.

I have used a Polkadoodles colouring page for the background and a pre-colored image from the serenity Collection.

I really wish you could see how sparkly it is, I used copics, sparkle sakura pens and a SN sparkle pen on the wings.

Image - Polkadoodles - Earth Star
Background - Polkadoodles - Inspiring Foliage Coloring Therapy book.

We would love to see you over on Facebook

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting when we can - Lime Green & Pink
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes

Friday, 13 November 2015

Christmas Sprites Coloring Book

Such exciting news today, Aurora Wings has a new coloring book coming soon and it is full of beautiful Christmas Sprites.

There are 12 Sprites in the book, 6 of which will be exclusive for the book and not available for individual digital download.

To celebrate, there is a new Showcase today, featuring some of the new sprites.

I have chosen 'Christmas Wreath Sprite'.

I thought she would be perfect for a Christmas welcome sign in my Entrance Hall.
She is coloured with Copics and a little gold gel pen.   I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.

I then got an MDF blank and painted a couple of coats of red acrylic paint and then sprayed with varnish.

I added a Vinyl sentiment and some MDF corners which have been coloured gold with a metallic pro marker pen.

Do pop along to the Showcase Blog to see some of the other Christmas Sprites brought to life by my team mates.

The book is also available for pre-order here.

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge - Tis the Season
Creative Artiste - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Knockouts - Include a Sentiment
Sparkles Forum - Christmas Decoration

Monday, 9 November 2015

Fairy Wings

Apparently Christmas is fast approaching - how did that happen - lol.

So I have used this weeks DT inspiration for Polkadoodles Inky Pinkies to add to my Christmas card stash.

I have used an image which is more associated with spring and used the colours I like best for Christmas cards, Blue, Purple and Pink.

The image is 'Eden Fairy Wings' from Polkadoodles.

I have coloured with Copics, Sukura Gel pens and the new SN Sparkle pen in clear over the wings.

The cream background is an embossing folder by Creative Expressions.

Challenges entered:-

Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Bling
Where the Heart is - Winter Blues
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - Lots of Sparkle
Graphit Markers - Christmas Sparkle

Friday, 6 November 2015

Aurora Wings Celebration

Hi everyone it's celebration time at the Aurora Wings Facebook page.

We would love for you to come and join our celebration, there are games, giveaways and this gorgeous 'Garland Sprite' Freebie, so click the link above to come and join us.

Of course it's not a celebration without some new releases and Mitzi has produced 2 fabulous new images.  

The first is a 'Christmas Light Sprite' available here or here, there are some lovely samples by my teammates on the Showcase Blog, I am sure they will also pop up on the Facebook page during the celebrations.

Now for a new favorite of mine 'Mermaid and her Baby', I just loved coloring this beauty.

I used a png version and merged her onto a piece of A4 patterned blue paper, the sentiment is from the Silhouette store and also printed onto the paper.
She is coloured with a mix of Copics, Promarkers and some metallic gel pens.

I also used the new Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen on her tail, which gives a beautiful shimmer, hopefully you can see it a little in this Picture.

She is available in the Etsy Store and she also comes with a portrait version and a cropped view of the mom and baby, along with the full-body file.

You can find all the DT inspiration on the Showcase Blog.

I think you will agree that Mitzi has produced some stunning images once again.
I look forward to seeing you at the party xx

Challenges entered:

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
craft for the Craic - Something Glittery
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Monday, 2 November 2015

Colour Therapy

Today I wanted to share my first ever coloring page.  It is from one of the new Polkadoodles Colour Therapy books - 'Inspiring foliage' it was just 12.99 for 70 different designs in various sizes and whats great is you can print over and over again and also print it onto your pencil or marker paper.

Nikky has also just released some smaller bundles at just 2.59 for 3 different designs - great value and  a lovely way to try it out.

I used Copics, Promarkers and Gold & Silver Gel pens.

It was nice to just colour without thinking too much about shading etc

I turned this one into a wall hanging for my Sisters Birthday Gift.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:-

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Not just Cards - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - U - Unlimited - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Hocus Pocus

I'm a day late, but I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.

I actually finished my latest Kit & Clowder create and learn class at the beginning of the week, but only managed to add to a project this morning, so too late for Halloween, but I was so pleased with how it turned out, I wanted to share anyway.

The image is by Faery Ink and was part of the Kit and Clowder, monthly Create and Learn classes.

I Have used a mixture of Copics and pro markers for this image.

The sentiment is cut from black matt vinyl and the design is from the silhouette store.

I shall keep it somewhere safe to use next Halloween.

Here is a close up of the finished image.  I really enjoyed colouring this and highly recommend Alyces' classes, you get a written tutorial and also a video showing her coloring the image, it's great as you can rewatch, pause and download to keep forever, all for a very reasonable monthly fee.  It has really helped me improve my coloring.  Thank you Alyce x

Challenges Entered:-

Inkspirational challenges - Cute Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Orange/Purple/Black
Thats Crafty - Haunted Halloween
Copic Markers Spain - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Halloween
AAA Cards - Halloween