Sunday, December 09, 2018

A bit of Avery Elle for Christmas

Here are a few Christmas cards I made using two Avery Elle Stamp Sets, Brring On the Joy and Winter Woodland Wonders. I got both sets from Dies to Die for, so links to them there.

Each card uses a stenciled background and topper images coloured with copics. :)






She-Ra. Or She-Nar.

Do you remember She-Ra on the tele? Friend of He-Man? Unfortunately my poor Ex-Work-Colleague, Sheenagh was rather renamed at some point in work history, plus Shenar is easier to spell. 


I had this image from Mayzy Art to make her a card. I think  Mayzy Art is no longer live, I'd love to link to the shop here and give them full ownership, I'm not sure if they intended this to be a freebie, but it's free online now. Anyway, thanks Mayzy Art for the awesome image!

 (If you know different please pop me a message!) 

I had to use this image tho, it's such a cool version of She-Ra, and was great fun to colour. I used copics for this one!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Perfect Sunday but on Friday.

Hi again! First off, I have now completed one year working for Dr.Digi! Hooray! Now, back to work....

 It's my normal Dr.Digi's friday post but I'm time-travelling a bit with this and sharing with you a card I made a few months ago for Making Cards Magazine! (I made three cards for this and the first one is blogged here, the third one is yet to be blogged!)


I had a "British" theme to work with so one of the digis I chose was "Perfect Sunday" featuring Ambrose and Trotsky the dog.
You can get this digi here, but also he is part of the Tea Time Set (saves you a load of money so worth checking out) and the Weekend Set (if you fancy using those digi's more?) plus Trotsky is available by himself as a digi here, and he is also part of the Animals Set!

So here is my card (finally, lol!)


I coloured him with polychromo pencils on kraft card. The sentiments are all from the Tea Time Sentiment Sheet and the backing paper is from the Tea & Bickies Backing Papers Set.


Because this was for a magazine I have also prepared a detailed recipe with how I made it and which pencils I used so I'm going to share that here too in case you want to have a go with him?


Recipe!

Base: 
  • Create 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm card blank.
  • Print out onto white paper the Bickie – Brew backing paper from the Tea and Bickies Backing Paper Set.
  • Line paper up centrally on card, adhere with double-sided tape and cover card blank. Cut off any excess.


Topper: 

  • On the PC make a topper image (16.5 cm x 11.5 cm) using Perfect Sunday digistamp and sentiments from Tea Time Sentiments Sheet. A small sentiment is also on the bone. Resize elements to fit.
  • Make digistamp paler.
  • Add an edge on the topper before printing to make it easy to cut out straight.
  • Print out topper directly onto Kraft Card. Also print on the same A4 sheet the digistamp once again, at full strength to use as a guide when you colour. Print out the topper once again by itself.


Colouring: 

  • Colour in Perfect Sunday with Faber Castell  Polychromo Pencils.
  • Add highlights using White (0.7 mm) Posca Pen.
  • Clean up any smudges and pencil dust around your image using an eraser.
  • Cut out the coloured digistamp from one topper and 3D foam mount onto the other uncoloured topper.   Cut out uncoloured topper. Using Fiskars Rounder Corner Scissors, cut off bottom right corners.


To Finish:

  • Using 3D foam place topper onto card
  • Add Ranger Glossy Accents to glasses and Trotsky’s eyes and nose.
  • Add pearl bling around digi and one in the bottom right corner to finish.




Pencils Used!

Skin: 101, 129, 130, 132, 177, 190
Hair and Beard: 101, 199, 232, 274
Shirt: 101, 120, 146, 151
Waist Coat and Socks: 101, 110, 115, 121, 177, 225
Trousers: 101, 199, 233
Shoes: 101, 177, 180, 190, 274
Chair: 101, 177, 219, 225
Poof: 101, 120, 146, 151
Bone: 101, 108, 177, 180
Dog: 101, 123, 130, 132, 177, 187, 190, 199, 250


Products used:

Kraft Card and Kraft Card Blanks
White paper for printing
Faber Castell Polychromos (24 pencil box set and a few additions)
Ranger Glossy Accents
Pearl Bling
White Posca Pen (0.7mm)
3D foam tape
Double sided tape
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
PC and a printer
Graphic Editing Software
Sharp knife and ruler or guillotine
Small Scissors
Fiskars Rounder Corner Scissors
Derwent Electric Eraser
Faber Castell Pencil Sharpener


Right! That's it, such a long post, but I hope there was something in all of that you were interested in, even if it's just a pencil colour combo? :D If you would like to check out the all new shiny Dr.Digi Shop, please click the image below!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

ALIEN DAY Part 4/4

The fourth and final card for Dr.Digi Alien Day and here is Xfiles Xmas Alien in his fourth and most festive get up.
All four cards are CAS cards, with a simple Xmas greeting (In Mister Sirloin Font) and here is card four!


I have to credit my partner with this idea. Just for once it wasn't my fault that I added some bits and pieces to the digi image! He made me do it! lols! All I did was print out the digi with some much paler sections so I could go outside the lines and draw in a few clothes/beards!


Coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card with some help from a white posca pen. Once coloured I mounted him onto a 7x5 cardbase and add some stickles and bling from the stash.


So as it's Alien day, the Boss has released a secret alien code for you to use at checkout in the NEW Dr.Digi's shop!! Please commit to memory the code word "ROSWELL" and you'll get 50% off the Xfiles Xmas Alien digi! (Add digi to you basket, and when you checkout click the drop down arrow next to the "Apply Coupon Code" option and enter your code before checking out.)


So what was your favourite Alien? Let me know below!

ALIEN Day Part 3/4

This is my third project for  Dr.Digi Alien Day and here is Xfiles Xmas Alien in his third and far more prickly outfit!
All four cards are CAS cards, with a simple Xmas greeting (In Mister Sirloin Font) and here is card three!


So as Xfile Xmas Alien is probably consider a "Grey" I thought it was about time to do a grey version! But also, his skin is inspired by reptile skin!


Coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card with some help from a white posca pen. Once coloured I mounted him onto a 7x5 cardbase and add some stickles and bling from the stash.


So as it's Alien day, the Boss has released a secret alien code for you to use at checkout in the NEW Dr.Digi's shop!! Please commit to memory the code word "ROSWELL" and you'll get 50% off the Xfiles Xmas Alien digi! (Add digi to you basket, and when you checkout click the drop down arrow next to the "Apply Coupon Code" option and enter your code before checking out.)

Have you popped to look at the new shop yet?

ALIEN Day Part 2/4

The second part of my line up for Dr.Digi Alien Day and here is Xfiles Xmas Alien once again.
All four cards are CAS cards, with a simple Xmas greeting (In Mister Sirloin Font) and here is card two!


Not so traditional Alien, in fact he is inspired by ambilobe panther chameleon! (I had to research chameleons for a card I made for Little Blue Button Stamps, and this one was my favourite spectacular finds!) 



Coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card with some help from a white posca pen. Once coloured I mounted him onto a 7x5 cardbase and add some stickles and bling from the stash.


So as it's Alien day, the Boss has released a secret alien code for you to use at checkout in the NEW Dr.Digi's shop!! Please commit to memory the code word "ROSWELL" and you'll get 50% off the Xfiles Xmas Alien digi! (Add digi to you basket, and when you checkout click the drop down arrow next to the "Apply Coupon Code" option and enter your code before checking out.)


Pop for a look at the new shop? It's so shiny! 

It's ALIEN Day! Part 1/4

Or Alan day as autocorrect suggested! So helpful! Today has been declared Dr.Digi Alien Day (by me!) and I have four projects to share with you today. They all feature the Xfiles Xmas Alien and they are CAS cards, with a simple Xmas greeting (In Mister Sirloin Font) and here is card one!


Traditional Christmas Alien Styley. Yes, it's a real thing.


They are all coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card with some help from a white posca pen. Once coloured I mount them onto a 7x5 cardbase and add some stickles and bling from the stash.


So as it's Alien day, the Boss has released a secret alien code for you to use at checkout in the NEW Dr.Digi's shop!! Please commit to memory the code word "ROSWELL" and you'll get 50% off the Xfiles Xmas Alien digi! (Add digi to you basket, and when you checkout click the drop down arrow next to the "Apply Coupon Code" option and enter your code before checking out.)


Pop for a look at the new shop anyway? It's so shiny! 


Friday, November 02, 2018

The Festive Fairy

Back to my normal Dr.Digi DT day for this one! It's the delightful Phyllis the Festive Fairy!


I have as normal coloured her with polychromos's and took quite a lot of inspo from some Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the stars) costumes! Then also added blingy stickles, cos why not?


I also added her some stars, to make that wand a bit more magical and greeting in Monterey BT font. Background paper was a magazine freebie. Enamel dot from the stash. Highlights with white posca pen.


Thanks for joining me today! Lots going on in the Dr.Digi Facebook Group always, so worth a click and join if you have time!


Thursday, November 01, 2018

Plaid Christmas Part Two

Hi again, this is the second card I made using the Witt & Sass Plaid Stencil (The first one was on Tuesday!) and this time I used some blues!


So this is just distress inks and glittery texture paste through the awesome stencil and I decided to make the background the main feature of the card. 


Large snowflake from an old card kit, ribbon from Hobbycraft and greeting in Bernadette Rough Font that I made on my computer. I used 3D foam to mount my topper onto a 7x5 card blank.


Thanks for putting up with some early Christmas cards, I know it's a bit too early for that! If you would like to see more of what's happening at Witt and Sass, why not pop to look at the official blog?


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to you! 

I have snuck in an extra Dr.Digi's Project so I can wish you a Happy Halloween on the right day! Here is "Spells for Beginners" and yes, I went rainbow! lol.


You might recognize this wizard from my post last friday! This time tho, he is rocking his knitted outfit instead. If you are interested in having a go at this knitted texture yourself, please pop and look at my demo for it!


It's all polychromo except for the odd posca pen glint. I added some glossy accents to his orb but tbh it looked better before, lol! Really enjoyed doing this in polychromos, rainbow knitting does take quite a while, but I wasn't bothered about how long it took this time. I also had a go at snakeskin boots, more practice required for sure!


Greeting is part made by me on the PC and part of one of the sentiments from the The Dr.Digi Halloween Sentiment Set.

If you would like to see more cool images from Dr.Digi, why not pop to the facebook group and do some serious scrolling?



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I have started on Christmas.

It's not even that early to start is it? I know several people who have already finished their Christmas Makes! Already! But, here I am, still on my first few and I decided to use the Layered Stencil "Plaid" from Witt and Sass to make a feature background for a christmas card.


I used the stencil and distress inks to begin with and then used some texture paste through the stencil afterwards. 


I added some ribbon (freebies from Making Cards Magazine), red rosette (From Helen) and Jolee gingerbread stickers also from Helen (I think she may have had them in her stash for a while!)


I printed out a greeting on the PC in Bernadette Rough and added with 3D Foam. Done!
Thanks for joining me today! I've another Christmas Make using the Plaid Stencil scheduled for Thursday :)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Cat Lover's Blog Hop & Dr. Mew!

Hi again all! Am pleased to share with you another Knitty Kitty Giveaway as part of the  Cat Lover's blog hop!  This time DT member Fikreta Posavec is running it on her blog as part of the hop. You can find her blog post here or click on her kitty!

As Fiki is a big Dr.Who fan we decided to make Dr. Mew, or I also like to call him, Kat Smith! Lol!
Here is the super project Fiki made with him:


And here is the stamp!


I am hoping to make a few more digi's to use with him so you can recreate your very own Dr.Mew scene!

Please join Fiki on her page for a chance to win, and also please check out the Cat Lover's Blog Hop! Chance to win another exclusive KKD image there!