Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Digi Saucer Head!

Hi! It’s Annabel here and I am a little bit excited to share my first official Dr. Digi's House of Stamps Design Team project!

I have thoroughly enjoyed making a card for my nephew with “Saucer head”. What kind of jumpers do aliens wear? I opted for mauve stripes J I hope he makes my nephew chuckle, I certainly did whilst I was colouring him up.

I coloured him with polychromos (as usual!) on kraft card. I printed him out a bit paler than the text so I could lose the lines a bit as I coloured. I highlighted in white posca pen. Added glossy accents and stickles. And a few gel stars I picked up in the pound shop! (cheapo shopping win!)

Fonts are Adventure and Courier New.

The awesome background papers I used are from my very old stack -"All About Boys" from DCWV. It's a product that might have been expensive but is worth every penny! I thought these two papers went nicely with the digi.... but unfortunately are really hard to buy now. Good news tho you can buy some fab matching papers from the Dr.Digi shop too! Actually the Sci-fi set  is kind of tempting, and very good value.. I was tempted anyway! :)

Here he is the shop if you fancy a go too? Fabulous to colour, lots of opportunity to be creative! Want to have another go at colouring him where everything glows!!! And another go where I colour the glass dome more like a bubble. So many ideas for him :)
So pleased to be on the DT and to have the opportunity to spend alot more time colouring the Dr. Digi images! They have always been one of my favourite things to colour so I feel jolly lucky.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sweet Escape Tuesday No.4

Back once again with some more Sweet Escape Digi joy! - This is Lady Dragon!

Lady Dragon is one of four super digis in the Fantasy Digital Stamps Pack. Here is a look at the actual digi and a link to  her in the shop.

I wanted to go a bit, "mother of dragons" with her, so gave her a kinda GOT theme with the text, and made the bit of hair I could see pale blonde, and gave her violet eyes!

But I'm not sure she is entirely Khalessi! She was beautiful to colour though. I confess, it took me more than one evening to colour her in, but I gave myself a strict colour palette to follow as I was aiming for a rich effect. 

The font is called Game of Thrones and the papers are from Making Cards Magazine. The sequins and ribbon are from the stash and I used stickles, nuvo drops and glossy accents to highlight areas too. It's a pretty big card, I used an 8x8 kraft card blank from Papermania.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Katmodo Dragon!

New release at Knitty Kitty Digis! Another chap in the "Furry Tails Set" for you, and he is a Katmodo Dragon! :)

He is a dramatic (can't think of a better word) combination of cat and dragon! :D He roars!

Here he is as a digistamp and he is available in the Knitty Kitty Etsy Shop Now for $2!

I printed him out onto kraft card and added a greeting in Northwood High Font. I coloured him with polychromos, and then added white posca pen, stickles and glossy accents!

If you would like to see what the Design Team have done with him, or you want more details or to chat, please click the link to join us on the Knitty Kitty Facebook Page!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Star Fairy Sparkle

Back again with another cross post from here to the Little Blue Button Stamps Blog.

Really enjoyed picking out some christmassy images to colour and this time I chose the beautiful Star Fairy!

I loved colouring her and risked an orange and green colour combo, something I am not very good at!  The font I used is called Troutkings BTN.

She is, as normal, coloured with polychromo pencils on kraft card with ALOT of white posca pen to create a sort of... sparkle? I added some Stickles too, just to make sure we were looking magical! :)

Click the picture below to check her out in the shop!

To finish I mounted the topper onto a 7x5 card blank and added some green bling and some Shimelle stars from the stash. The orange paper was part of a freebie set from a magazine a vvvvverrrrrry long time ago. Thought it fitted well though and enjoyed doing Xmas in non-traditional colours!

Check out the LBB blog to see what's going on at Little Blue Button! There's a whole DT working hard and sharing their creations!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Sweet Escape Tuesday No.3!

It's Sweet Escape Tuesday again, and I am officially half way through my Guest DT slot for Sweet Escape Digis! I am loving it!

Here is "Nuts About You" and awesome digi that I have added a bit of snow too to make him into a super cute christmas card!

Obviously, I coloured him in polychromos as normal, on the same kraft card too.

I found a paper in my stash with acorns to add (From Craftseller magazine, does that still exist?) and added various snowflakes from christmas sticker sets. I also added some glossy accents to his eyes and stickles to the snow.

Here he is in digi format and also a link to him in the shop if you fancy colouring him too?

Looking forward to using him in the future as I know he'll make an awesome fall/autumn birthday card too :)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Such a nice prize!

Was so stoked to win a prize from Sheepski Designs with my Disco Sloth card! I chose this super Winter Robin digi to colour up and it was really good fun to do!

Coloured with Polychromos on kraft card! No surprise at all there hey? :) The berries are so much darker on the photo, not sure why, how odd! :)

The font is Kilsonburg, thought it would make a nice change. I mounted the kraft topper onto a spotted card base with 3D foam. I also added glossy accents to the berries (More for interest than anything else) and some stickles to the snow.

I had a great time colouring it, thanks for the prize Sheepski Designs! :)

Entered for the Sheepski Designs Challenge 8 - Show Us Your Wings

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Crafty Addicts November Challenge!

I am very happy to be sponsoring The Crafty Addicts Blog Challenge this month, offering 3 Knitty Kitty Digis as a prize for the winner! Would you like to take part? Just click the banner and add a link to your project. (Theme is Anything Goes/Christmas). You can also see some super projects by the DT!

Here is my christmas project using Dachshund Thru The Snow, one of my fav none cat digis!

I'm a bit bored of trad christmas colours so I went FULL ON RAINBOW! Hope you like it! It's normal polychromos on kraft. I just added a spot of posca pen for highlights. Font is Apple Boy BTN. Obviously I also added some giant pouffy snowballs, I thought the card needed it, lol!

Click the link below to see the Etsy Shop. Join the Facebook Group too for up to date news and freebie digis.

LBB Christmas Fox New Release!

You know how I love colouring foxes! So pleased when I found out one of the new releases at Little Blue Button is this smashing Christmas Fox! Isn't he gorgeous??

If you would like to purchase him, he is the in the shop HERE! Plus, good news, if you are reading this near the time of posting there is an offer for 30% off in the LBB Shop and you can use it from the 1st to the 5th November! Just use code "treat30". You can use it on any purchase too!

I couldn't resist embellishing him with some baubles, as why do foxes have antlers if not to add on accessories? :)

He is polychromos on kraft card. I used the same fur technique as normal. I used a posca pen for highlights. Glossy accents on the baubles, eyes and nose. And some stickles on the snow. Obviously I couldn't resist adding some knitting texture too! Font is Concurso Mod.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sweet Escape Tuesday Part two!

Back for another special Sweet Escape Tuesday post and this time I bring you the gift of awesome owl-age! :)

Here are Two Cute Owls!

Available in the Sweet Escape Digi Etsy Shop here. They are awesome colour, and I adapted them to be Christmas Cards but you could really use them for anything!

Here they are in digi format, I didn't change much when I coloured them, guides to add detail are all there already.

I coloured both images with polychromo pencils on kraft card and added some dabs of glitter to the flowers and glossy accents on the eyes.

Fonts are Papyrus and Pristina. The backing papers were both from the stash.

Remember - Owls are not just for Christmas! :D

Monday, October 30, 2017

New digi in the shop Me Hearties!

I've been working on ideas for a Furry Tails set for quite a while and am happy to finally get one in the shop to share with you! Here is "Cat'lin Sparrow" (Thank you Laine for the name!)

(He's actually ATC sized in this coloured image!)

 I coloured him with polychromo pencils on kraft card.

And here he is in digi format! Now available in the Etsy shop for $2.

Feel free to pop by the Knitty Kitty Facebook Group Page to see awesome images by the KKD Design Team who have been colouring him up a treat!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy 2nd Birthday Sophie!

Had to wait a while to post this, posted the other two cards using the Magical Unicorns from Crafting Desert Divas a while back in July. Norms kindly stamped me some to colour and this was my fav card from the batch! I don't think it photographed that well, but you get the idea :) It's for my favourite small person, Sophie.

The stitched background (from Cottagecutz) is coloured with distress inks and oxides flicked with water. The Unicorn and cloud are coloured with copics and added white gel and posca paint pen. The washi tapes are from Hobbycraft and the stash.

The stitched clouds are from Crafty Kitty Cat Shop and I think they go perfectly with this set! Fonts are Courier and Lobster Two and I added some stickles to embellish.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I declare this...

Sweet Escape Tuesday! And it shall remain that, for the next five weeks! Great pleasure to be working as Guest DT at Sweet Escape Digis and I have some awesome images to share with you.

The first image is the penguin from the Kawaii Christmas Friends Pack. He is totes adorbs!

As normal, you won't be shocked, I went for my polychromo's on kraft card for him. Used the normal fur technique but with much shorter, sharper strokes and less swishing about around the edges. They are the technical terms lol. I also used a white posca pen for extra highlights on the black part of his feathers/fur.

As you have probably spotted the knitting obsession struck again, and he had to have a knitted hat and scarf to keep him warm whilst doing a spot of fishing. I added him in a fishing rod, basket and fish, just to upgrade the context and not just sit him on snow like I normally do!

Finally I added some glossy accents (They haven't quite dried in this pic, I've just spotted!) and some stickles. The font I have used is called October Twilight and I added on to it with some white posca pen. The background paper is from The Works and my friend Helen kindly purchased it for me recently. (I am oddly short of Xmas backing paper, I think I have been telling myself to stop buying more of it for years, and now I have none! :))

Here he is in the shop, with his kawaii colleagues in case you fancy treating yourself?

I'll be back next Tuesday with another Sweet Escape Digi, they are proving fabulous to colour, really excited to get cracking with the next one! Stay tuned! :)

Friday, October 13, 2017

2 Cute Ink Week - Final Post

Final post of "2 Cute Ink Week"! Hope you have enjoyed a change in the blog scenery and preview of a new stamp company! I have really enjoyed colouring Heidi's images and would like to say a big thank you!

So here is the final chap I coloured - Snow Time Bear! He is the epitome of "totes adorbs".

He was so therapeutic to colour...and yes, I went a bit obsessive on the knitted effects, but it was sooo fun! :)

I used polychromo pencils on kraft card, as normal, with spots of white posca pen and stickles!  The font is PT Barnum BT.  I also bobbed a bit of glossy accents on his eyes and nose, always ups the cute factor, for some reason! :)

If you would like to by this adorable chap, he is available in the 2 Cute Ink Shop Here.

Thanks again to 2 Cute Ink for all of this weeks images, such a pleasure to work with!