Friday, October 19, 2018

Cheeky Devil!

Hello again on a rather chilly Dr.Digi DT friday! Today I have a new release stamp to share called Cheeky Devil

As normal, this is polychromo pencils on kraft card. The backing paper is also from Dr.Digi's and is from the paper set "Spells". (The paper sets are really good value at only a £1 and they are sized to fit onto normal A4 paper already.)

The wording is partly my own using Viner hand ITC font, and the "Halloween"is from the Dr.Digi's Halloween Sentiment Set.

Tried quite a few new things out with this digi and pushed myself to use some different colour schemes and textures. Couldn't resist a bit of plaid though, it's like I'm addicted, lol! Ending on a close up today!  Please head to the Dr.Digi's Facebook Page for more fab work by the Dr.Digi DT!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

I'm Batty!

Although Sexy Hexy Hilda is the star of the show (on the Sexy Hexy Hilda Stamp Set by Witt & Sass) I did rather like the bat best, so I made him HUGE and then coloured him in, with sentiment also from the set!

I actually scanned him and resized him. 

Remember it's good etiquette to check with the stamp designer or owner if you want to do this and publish your finished card online. (I don't think it matters if you buy the stamp and do it just for you to send cards to friends, the problem is duplicating it, and then possibly making it easy to reproduce and sell)) 

He is polychromo pencils on kraft card. Bling and backing paper from the stash. I did use some white posca pen on his eyes, but no glossy accents this time. I spent quite a while looking at how real batwings work before colouring this. I like to add a touch of realism. Because of where I was when I coloured this, it was easy to time how long it took, so it took approx 3 hours (with the odd break).

Thanks very much for popping in to visit me today. I love colouring this up, anything furry is just a pleasure to colour and I enjoyed the challenge of the wings! See you soon. Have you joined Witt and Sass on facebook yet? There is a freebie folder for members you know?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sexy Hexy Hilda!

Hi folks. Today is a Witt & Sass DT day and this week is dedicated to the new Sexy Hexy Hilda Stamp Set! And here is my Hilda, looking a bit like a cross between Dolly Parton and Little Mix's Jesy Nelson! Lols. 

I coloured her as normal with polychromos on kraft card. The sentiment is also on the stamp set! Background paper is from a 6x6 perfectly plaid set by Lawn Fawn. Added some stickles and glossy accents at the end, ooo and some purple pearl bling!

Thanks for joining me today! Have you popped by the offical Witt & Sass blog yet? I am writer in residence on Mondays and Tuesdays :D

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Zombie Hugs

I thought I would make a bit of a CAS card for my second Witt & Sass slot this week. I have used the bloody pools, arms and a fab sentiment from the new Zombie Pets Set!

I created it twice in case I messed up the copic colouring, but as it was so nice to colour, and the colouring went quite well, I ended up making two! I rounded off the corners and mounted the toppers on backing papers from the Chalk Studio Basics 6x6 from My Mind's Eye.

I also added a spot of bling with some "Fun Fair" enamel dots from Trimcraft. Some of my creepy props may have been harmed in the making of this photoshoot due to me eating them, lol. 

Nice to have a stamp set than gives you ideas for something simple and effective to make, that's also pretty speedy! Hope it inspires you too!

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Zombie Kitty!

Some zombie goodness from Witt & Sass today, part of the new "Zombie Pets" Stamp Set that I couldn't resist!

Zombie kitty and sentiment are both from the stamp set, and I coloured him with polychromo pencils on kraft.

I added some highlights with white posca pen and then mounted him onto a card base covered with some orange perfectly plaid paper by Lawn Fawn. Added some bling from the stash to the corners too.

I actually just coloured him up like a normal kitty (despite the eyeball and brains, lol) to start with and took a quick photo, like a before and after makeover shot! 

I quite liked him at the cute fluffy stage, and was almost tempted to leave him looking pretty not gory!  Loads more awesome fall products coming from Witt & Sass, and not long til part 2 of the fall release. Sign up to the Witt & Sass facebook page for regular updates and inspo from the team.

Friday, October 05, 2018


Back with a quick alert post! Just want to let you know that if you were keen to find out about how I create my knitting texture I now have added a free photo demo of what I do to my Tutorials (link above). But here is also a direct link to it : HERE

I have also made a new digi (for sale at a special low price) for you to practice on if you don't already have a suitable stamp. She is called Knitted Kitty. And she is the same special price even if you don't want to do the knitted texture thing so here is a direct link to her in the shop: HERE

If you want to have a go at following the technique and encounter any problems I am always happy to discuss colouring, so pop me a msg or email, or comment on this post! I am also going to add a couple of new photos where I think a better photo would be in order, so all your feedback is appreciated, I'd like to act on your suggestions. I enjoyed doing this demo, so I hope you do too.

What nightmares are made of!

Soooo I think this might be my most disturbing Halloween card of the season, and it's thanks to Dr. Digi! lol. Here is Mr.Bitey - even colouring him made me scared.

Actually if you want a super fun digi to colour he is FANTASTIC! There are loads of interesting challenges and areas to inspire your creativity! Obvs, as normal, I used polychromo pencils on kraft card.

The greeting is from the Dr.Digi's Halloween Sentiment Set and I slightly placed it over my Mr.Bitey image on the computer before printing it out. As normal I always make the stamp paler, but do the sentiment at full strength.

Managed to find some jolly paper backing to add to the proceedings, it's a pretty old magazine freebie paper from the "All Man" collection by Creative Cardmaking Magazine ( I know because the label was still attached!)

Not added any bling or gloss, thought I might add it to the nose, but actually there is soooo much going on, I don't think it needs more! :)

Sorry about giving you nightmares today. I am not a fan of clowns either lol. If you want to see more less disturbing things from Dr.Digi, please click the link below to visit the shop!

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Casting a spell!

Another spooky blog post today using the new Voodoo You Love stamp set from Witt & Sass

I have blown up the larger skull image (in the set) and coloured it with polychromo pencils on kraft card. (Remember to always check with the artist/company if you want to scan and resize their physical stamp sets.)The sentiment is also from the set.

I added bling from the stash, stickles glitter and glossy accents. I may also have consumed a few of my props whilst I was snapping away! lol.

Thanks for joining me today, hope it didn't creep you out too much!

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Have you ever made a voodoo doll?

My problem is, with most things like this, is that my active imagination is way too active and if anything remotely inexplicable occurs, my brain explodes. It's hard being a cynic without scientific explanation for things, it's much easier to be a believer sometimes. I love asking people about their most spooky experience! Anyway, I have become distracted writing my own blog, oops! Here is my new card for Witt & Sass using the Voodoo You Love 4x8 Stamp Set.

This is Mr.Voodoo and I coloured him as normal with polychromos on kraft. The sentiment is also from the set. Here is a close up of him -

I tried to add some fabric texture to him and his clothes!

I added some glossy accents and some enamel bling.(No white posca pen today! so there is a slight change in things, lol!) 

If you would like to see more of the spooky makes using this stamp set, why not have a look at the Witt & Sass Official Blog? I'm writing there Monday's and Tuesday's at the moment!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Poor Purdie!

Firstly I have to apologise to owner and illustrator Amy from Witt & Sass for the horror I have subjected Purdie to. It could have been worse (Headless Purdie .....Clown "It" Purdie Hiding in a drain.....honestly drinking coffee does bad things to me) but I thought Purdie in her Halloween onesie might be a good plan! Then I added comedy eyeballs and the vampire mouth and she became, rather... frightening?

Introducing the new awesome Purdie's Halloween 4x8 Stamp Set from Witt and Sass! Mix and match to create you own Halloween outfit and accessories for Purdie!

So I've tried to make the eyeballs part of the costume (I added elastic, can you see?) and I thought adding fluffy slippers might lift the mood? (Also the light has been so fickle today that it's been hard to light my photos identically, apologies!) Do you think she's kinda cute from the neck down? Even with eyeball buttons?

All the elements I have used are included in the stamp set. The slippers are made from the front parts of the clown shoes, the eyeballs are part of the eyeball cluster, the onesie is just normal Purdie minus the bottom of her t-shirt and with a bit of a collar. The mouth is also part of the set, but it was a bit too wide so I took off a bit from either end. Voila! Slightly disturbing Halloween Purdie!

Thanks for braving my post! I love her, she makes me larf!  And glossy accents over eyeballs like this is FABULOUS, it might need to be my new go to bling embellishment, lol.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ghost in a Jar, Sweets in a bag?

Nom, nom, nom.... always quite happy to find interesting sweeties appearing around Halloween, but I had to make do with Haribo today because there isn't much Halloweeny occuring in the UK shops yet. I know, cos I have been round them all searching for cool spooky stuff! Luckily Witt & Sass have launched something awesome for my Halloween Treat bags, the Ghost in a Jar Stamp Set!

Immediately thought this would be handy for tags and a brilliant way to use up my "alcohol inks on glossy card experiments". So I stamped directly onto the glossy card (Just with normal memento) and then cut them out to make awesome magical jars! (Obvs they are not just for tags, the team have made lots of awesome projects using this set here.)

I also stamped the cork end onto white paper and coloured them with copics, then cut them out and stuck them onto the bottles.  I similarly did this with the eyeballs and bones. The ghosts and slugs I stamped directly onto velum instead and left them white. I coloured up some paper with goldy brown distress inks and stamped the labels on to that, adding my own handwritten greeting, and some of the the wording that comes in the set.

When I had finished the bottles I found some orange, green and purple balloon ribbon to add on like a curly rosette so I could staple them directly onto my sweety treat bags. What do you think?  I'm going to make up the other bags when I can get some spooky sweets to pop inside, but here is a messy picture, with all the tags on!

Admit it, you are really only here for the tiny broomsticks arent you? lol. Tim Holtz made me buy them! 

Monday, September 24, 2018


Popping in with a car quickie! Made this CAS Car Card (hard to say when you're drunk!) for my brother who has had a new car. My Mum passed me the details, I asked for some deets so I could add  some accuracy to the car and she told me... it's blue! The full technical response, lol! 

So I found a free clip art car, printed it out and coloured it with copics (and a white posca pen), then cut it out. I printed out a banner in Mister Sirloin font. I did some watercolour blobbing directly onto a 7x5 card blank (with Gansai Tambi Watercolours). I fussy cut out the car windows and popped a mirrored style paper behind. Then I assembled. Job done. Made two, cos, why not? 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Undead Fred!

It's Dr.Digi's Friday again and I have another awesome, and newly released Halloween digi to share with you! This is Undead Fred!

It's another one where I kept chuckling as I coloured him in, luckily no-one can see me whilst I am doing it! :D

I used polychromos on kraft, with some spots of white posca pen and glossy accents on the eyes. The sentiment is from the Halloween Sentiment Sheet also from Dr.Digi's!

I didn't want to go to gory with the colouring, but I kinda enjoyed thinking how zombie flesh might look, I know... I am a weirdo. :D Here he is in the shop -

And my version -

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