Sunday, May 20, 2018

Extra LBBS post!

Popping by with an extra Little Blue Button Stamps post this month! (X-post to the LBBS Blog) Excited to share with you Miss Lilly Kitty. Inspired by my friend Grace's KPop Top! :D


I normally avoid black, if I can, I find it's much slower to build up enough black for it to be clearly black but also enough shade so it's got highlights and shadows. If you get it wrong it's just grey. This is using polychromo pencils, as normal.


I did the fur technique on the hat and loved how it came out! I think it night be the star of the show, so I tried hard to match the awesomeness in her outfit too! lol! I found a Shimelle bling heart to use for the nose, thought it was a more interesting change in texture than leaving my coloured version.


Here she is in the shop so you can see how she looked before I went in with the black and rainbow! She was super easy to colour, loved doing her and think I could use her for loads of different occassions, adult and kids cards alike.


Just popped on Pinterest to find a quote about being Awesome that I thought my friend would like :) The Font is Scooby Doo, I used it as an outline too for the rainbow lettering.
The Stars are stickers from one of the poundshop places. They are actually really nice and enamel feeling so if I see some more I will be buying them! :) Background paper from the stash.


There are a lot more creations by the DT team and customers if you go to the LBBS facebook page. Loads of inspiration too! Click the link below.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Emogeez Badgez

It's Dr.Digi friday and today we are doing something different! Not a polychromo in sight! I whipped out my Bandai Super Badge-it Machine and rustled up some badges!.


Each badge is a different Dr.Digi Emogee! They are really cool coloured digis featuring fab emoji images and sentiments. Example to help with explaining:
They're £2 per sheet or you could grab all 10 sheets (Two emoji's per sheet) for just £10 in the Emogeez set! I thought they would be a perfect card for a youngish boy. (Font I used it A.C.M.E. Secret Agent).


I have used emogeez here from four of the sets, Emogeez OMG, Emogeez Good and Bad, Emogeez Poop and Emogeez Cool. I made a yellow striped backing paper and then printed out some stars to diecut into circles. The badges are quite raised but I was still able to send at a large letter size (UK).

So hope that is an interesting twist on using a precoloured digi. Have you got a badge machine? It's a great way to upgrade a card! And create a mini present too. Want more ideas? Pop to the Dr.Digi facebook page and join usssssssss.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Little Girl, with flowers!

Hi all, this is the final installment from the four part set for Sweet Escape Digis, and this is "Little Girl".

***Newsflash - Right now there are two fab offers in the Sweet Escape Digis shop you should know about. One offer is 50% off your purchase if you use the coupon code "HELLO50" within the next week. The second is five digis for $5! (Check out the shop listing for details.)You can't use both at the same time, but both are incredible deals!***


Isn't she pretty? :) I wanted to make a feature of her flowers, so I took a zoomed in picture of her bouquet and then pasted it into two strips either side of the central panel. When I placed the little girl I overlapped one of the edges slightly, to give her the appearance of being slightly 3D. I tried my best to colour the two strips to match the parts in the main digi they related to.


Also when I printed the image out I added some text using the font Teutonic. This could easily be a single layer card but I prefer to mount it as a topper and use the layering as a border.


When I finished the colouring (with polychromo pencils), I used some stickles to highlight the centre of the flowers. I added some glossy accents to her earrings so they catch the light. And finally I added some white posca pen highlights to her eyes.
This is her in close up:


And here she is in the shop if you fancy colouring her (Remember, especially whilst the deals are on, she is part of the four part set featuring all the Sweet Escape Digis I have coloured recently) :


I have really enjoyed doing this set of four stamps, they were all fun to colour, and I shall quickly use them up sending them to friends and family! Thank you Sweet Escape Digis for letting me create with and share your super stamps!

The other three images are blogged here:



Friday, May 11, 2018

Enjoying reading?

I knew just the little girl this stamp would be ideal for when I saw it. I always love hearing that a child is really into reading and consuming works regarded as well beyond their age. Though in truth, I don't think you have to be a certain age to enjoy a certain book, nothing should be off limits.

So I don't forget to mention it, just right now there is a 50% off coupon code to use in the Sweet Escape Shop - HELLO50


This stamp is the beautiful Melissa Reading, by Sweet Escape Digis and I coloured her with polychromo pencils.


I teamed her up with a quote I hope any reader will enjoy and recognise themselves in. The font is Pristina. I hope if you are a Potter-nut you will spot the potter references in her clothes and which book she is reading. The recipient is a proper Potterhead.


The spotty paper was a freebie in Making Cards Magazine in June 2013, practically an antique! The other paper is from the stash, as was a spot of glossy accents and some gems.     


Here she is in the shop - (The digi includes both versions, the smiling one I have coloured and this one below!)



Loved working on this digi, have one more to go from this foursome set, you can save money and buy them as a set btw, plus with the current coupon code, they are super cheap!!! Click the picture below if you are interested and head to the shop!








Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Cosbucks?

Hi everyone! (Cross post to LBBS Blog) It's the 8th of the month so I am here with my new Little Blue Button DT project and... it's a PANDA! :D Or more specifically, Panda with cup! I love him, he was such fun to colour and I loved making him a bit coffee themed.


Happened to be at my friend Toni's house when I coloured this one up and she suggested the drink be from the famous brand "Cosbucks". Made me chuckle so I decided to include it, along with this little coffee related saying!


So this is polychromos on kraft. I added white posca pen hightlights and some glossy accents to the eyes. Around him and splodges of stickles and Nuvo jewel drops.


And here he is the shop if you are tempted? There are so many things you could do with this little guy, I kinda fancy doing something a bit more interesting with the glass part of his specs next, so may need to colour him again very soon!


Or why not check out the shop to see more great digis?



Friday, May 04, 2018

Dr.Digi's Friday

It's friday, phew! Busy week crafting! Here is my latest DT Card for Dr.Digi's and it's already posted and hopefully with the recipient now! Quick turn around for this card :D


This is "Bring the Noise" from Dr.Digi's, once again I needed a music based digi for a man's card and luckily Dr. Digi has something spot on! I had to check ACDC was ok though, I have poor music knowledge skillz.


Font is "You are Loved" and the backing paper (and little cassettes in the corners) are from Dr.Digi too and are the C30 C60 C90 Go backing paper set. (Everyone over forty will have no probs with that! For everyone else... the cassette backing paper!  lol!) As normal this is polychromo pencils on kraft. The bling was from the stash. The guitar might not be anatomically correct, don't zoom in too tight pls! :D


If you are thinking I cheated a bit, yes, you are right, I didn't fancy doing black speakers behind him with the black t-shirt, black jacket and black hair, so I left them as the digi, and as black lines, this time I only reduced the darkness of the lines for the rocker and not the speakers behind him. Did that make sense? When I print out my images directly onto kraft I always make them slightly lighter than the original so I get a bit of "no-line colouring technique" feeling about the image, and can add extra texture with my pencil over the lines! I know... I don't colour within the lines normally at all! freedom!


If you are interested in Dr.Digi stamps and want to know a bit more and keep up to date with what is going on, why not join us on the facebook group? It's the last day of the pet-selfie competition today, so why not check if you can enter ASAP!???




Tuesday, May 01, 2018

New Release for LBBS!

Hi again folks. It's the first of may so exciting to see the new releases at Little Blue Button Stamps! This is the fabulous new Mushroom house digistamp!


I coloured it with polychromos and couldn't resist going for the obvious and making it into a fabulous new home card!


Think the backing paper might have been a christmassy one, but I needed some red and green! :) Font is Wooden Nickel NF.


Thanks for reading! If you are interested in exploring the shop to find more super digistamps, please click the banner below!



Friday, April 27, 2018

Kleokatra Day Four


Back again with some more news on the Kleokatra event at Knitty Kitty Digis! There is a second part to the event that lasts til the 24th May, and by posting a project you can win a KKD Mug and Sticker Set. I thought I would share a few photos so you can see what you could win by taking part?

This is the sticker set you will receive:


And this is the choice of KKD mugs. (Unfortunately the Tea Pot is no longer available.)




Here is a brief synopsis in case you'd like to join in,  but there is a longer explanation in the facebook post if you would like more details.
  • On Facebook, "like" the pinned Kleokatra Day post, comment your fav KKD stamp and link to it in the shop, then tag friends. Shop link! (Ends 28th April).
  • Also: To win a KKD mug and stickers, post a project in the facebook group using any KKD stamp before 24th May. Theme: Best Cat Sentiment.
  • Check out Instagram for more chances to win digis! Or search for knittykittydigis within Instagram.
See you there soon I hope! :D

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dr. Digi's Pet Selfie Competion - Win 2 digis!

Just sneaking in an extra Dr.Digi DT post today, Grendel was ready for her debut and there is exciting news on the Dr.Digi facebook front that I wanted to share with you!

Excitement first! Go now to the Dr.Digi facebook page and enter to win 2 free digis. All you need to do is take a quick selfie with a pet of your choosing (could be any, there are no standards) and post it. DONE. Easy huh? Click this picture to go straight there.


So for a bit of inspiration and confirming that any old pet will do, here is Grendel. She is obvs a pure bred.....erm..... erm... Pugbullcorgi! :)


Went a bit retro in the styling of this card, been along time since I have gone with flowers and bows, but Grendel deserved special treatment!  The papers are from Dr.Digi too, so match perfectly! And I upscaled one a bit and cut out some of the bones to make some cute embellis!


I used Bernadette Rough for the font, printed it out and then stamped over/around it one of the banners from the Lawn Fawn (LF339) Bannerific set. Then cut it out. Flowery things are all from the stash. As are the ribbony things.


Kind of arched the banner over the ribbons, to make a more 3D effect. The bones are also raised with 3D foam at one end, to make them a bit "poke outy"(the scientific term).


Finally a close up of Grendel! Really like how her fur came out. I added a spot of glossy accents to her nose, so she looked healthy and some stickles to her bow, to add some glamour.

Just want to add that if you like Grendel (as you clearly would) but kinda fancy some human in the digi too, she is also part of a fab digi with her owner Graham. See below!


Suggest you head to facebook now and sort out your selfie for the competition! But maybe you want to peruse the shop a while and decide which digis you are going to pick if you win? Click below to go straight there.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kleokatra Day Two


Hi again everyone! Just back to check you have been to have a look at the KKD facebook group and taken part in the comp to win some free digis!?

I decided I would really like to share with you some of the awesome Kleokatra projects the KKD Design Team have been working on to celebrate this week, here you go....













Has this inspired you to take part, and maybe win Kleo for free?  Here are some brief details, but there is a longer explanation in the facebook post if you would like more details.
  • On Facebook, "like" the pinned Kleokatra Day post, comment your fav KKD stamp and link to it in the shop, then tag friends. Shop link! (Ends 28th April).
  • Also: To win a KKD mug and stickers, post a project in the facebook group using any KKD stamp before 24th May. Theme: Best Cat Sentiment.
  • Check out Instagram for more chances to win digis! Or search for knittykittydigis within Instagram.

See you there soon! :D