Monthly Archives: February 2017

What have I been up too?

Hi everyone.  I’m finally getting back into my blog.  I have not been posting for a while as we  moved house again in November (I do hope this is the last move for a long time).  It been a very big and busy last year with two moves, I’ve started working part time and we’ve got a puppy dog, named Charlie.  I have not been neglecting to craft, just neglecting to post here on my blog.  I’ve been posting on instagram.  You can find me under “my_place_to_create” – I’d love it if you would like to follow me.  I’ve also been posting a lot to facebook groups and practising my colouring.

I thought I’d just pop in a few of my recent 5 by 7 projects that I’ve been doing.  I love the work of “Art by Barb Designs” and was thrilled when she asked if she could use some of my work for her shop and if I could colour some images for her… here is the work I’ve done.IMG_7162 IMG_7156 IMG_7235 IMG_7198

I do the monthly colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder and we learn some fabulous techniques for colouring backgrounds, people, objects etc..  I just LOVE these classes and can’t recommend them enough!!  If you want to improve your colouring, give these classes a try.  Anyway, here are some of the projects from these classes.IMG_6934 IMG_6929 IMG_6977 IMG_7716 IMG_7122 IMG_7730 IMG_7713 IMG_7700

Now, here are some other works I’ve done recently as well…IMG_7747 IMG_7155 IMG_7149IMG_7774So, as you can see, I’ve been busy crafting away and now that  things have settled down – we’ve unpacked and settled into our new home, the kids are back at school, I’m getting into my work routine, so I’ll try and post a little more often…

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Have an otterly Great day…

otter2Hello, and Happy New Year to everyone.  Yes, I know it’s a bit late, already February, but this is my first post for the year.  Yay.  I must get back to posting and entering a few more challenges…

Anyway, this challenge from Freshly Made Sketches caught my eye.otter FMS Final 273-001I just received my adorable “Otterly Love you” stamp set from My Favorite Things and couldn’t wait to use it.  I decided to die cut the wave that comes with the matching die set 3 times.DSC01685This card piece measured 4 by 5 1/4 inches.  I used my ruler and t-square ruler to draw up the lines, so I’d not only get them straight, but also evenly spaced.

I then stamped my otters on a separate piece of card and coloured them with copics. For the otters I used: E55, E53, E51 and E50, for the rocks I used W7, W5, W3 and E11 (for a touch of peach), for the water I used BG01, BG10, BG0000 and YG00 and for the reflection of the otters and rock, E51 and W3.DSC01686I then used my die cut machine to cut out the otters and rock and I slid them into the waves I’d cut. I used good old sticky/stello tape to stick them to the back of my card. And added a cute little fish from the set.otter1I like clean and simple cards, so to finish it off, all I did was use my BG01 to colour in the border around my card.  I use the thick/chisel end of my copic sketch and use a ruler to help me keep on the right track.DSC01689The other thing you may notice is that in the set, the sentiment says “Have an otterly great birthday”, well, I did not want this to be a birthday card, just a card for any day, so I cut down the “birthday” and lined the sentiment up in my MISTI to stamp it out so it just says “day”.

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