Indented Flower



Well it definitely feels like January holidays were ages ago!  I’ve been back at work about 2 and a half weeks and already my desire to craft at least once a week has gone out the window lol! I saw the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and knew I had to make something, but then I saw last weeks sketch as well and thought the same thing but simply didn’t get there.  Once the weather cools there will be less to do around our house so I’m thinking that will free up my weekends.

Here is this weeks great sketch:


I decided on a doodle I created ages ago, but still haven’t completed the set because there are more elements I’d like to include to make it as versatile as possible.



The panels are raised and coloured with Copics with the silhouette of the flower cutout.  The flower is on the main card and also coloured with Copics.  I’m not the best photographer so showing off how the flower is indented was not easy, well at least not for me!


Enjoy the coming week, and don’t work too hard 😉



Copic or Inktense


I loved the simple sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch this week and have had it sitting on my desktop for daaayyys, so today I got around to doing something about it!  I wanted to use both Copics and Inktense and have tried to match the colours as close as I could just so I could see the differences.


This one uses Inktense pencils.  The light background at the top took mixing 3 colours to get something close to the colours I used in the Copic card, but I came pretty close with that I think.  To me it looks like a watercolour card and not smooth like the Copic, but then I liked the Copic as well 🙂


The Copic card actually took a lot less time because I didn’t have to wait for anything to dry.


Not good lighting in my office today so it was hard to get a good shot, even with three lamps going!  The image is from the Flowers For You set but I’ve used the digital version (coming soon) and scaled them larger to suit the card I had in my mind.  The sentiment I created and printed at the same time as I printed the image out.


Here’s the sketch and I hope you enjoyed the comparison 🙂




Another Birthday

Another day, another wintery arctic blast, or so we’ve been told to expect!  Whatever the weather outside it’s perfect for a Saturday afternoon of card making!!

Nathan has a party to go to this afternoon so I’ve used the same balloon from my last card and made this one…


It’s very bright and bold, but I’m hoping perfect for an 11 year old boy 🙂  I’ve coloured it with Inktense pencils then matted on to black card then a textured white card stock.

I had another card that I printed out ages ago to colour so I finished this one off as well..


I’ve printed this image on smooth white card stock then coloured with Copic markers, adding a few highlights with pencils.  These images are from a digi set I’ll be releasing as soon as the new store is open..which isn’t far away now.

Have a wonderful afternoon whatever you may be doing!



Copic Background

Hi, I hope if you’re having a long weekend like we are in Victoria, the weather is as gorgeous as it is here!  It is perfect Autumn weather, even though it’s hard to believe we are now in March and moving toward Easter.

I coloured this image weeks and weeks ago using Copics and created a background, which is something I never really do with Copics, but was inspired by a very talented lady called Sandy Allnock!


I’m hoping it looks as though she’s standing on a wooden floor with a wallpaper as a backdrop…well that was the intention!  I kept it light and added some shading with pastels after.


This sweet image is from Tiddly Inks, one of a few I now have to play with!

Enjoy a wonderful week ahead 🙂



Dogs Delight

card3_311214Here we are in the middle of the Christmas season and looking to the New Year….where did the months go!  I hope you all had a very blessed time with family and friends over Christmas, and have a special fun time planned for tonight!  We see in the New Year very quietly 🙂

It has been a long time between posts for me and I hope that the coming year will bring me more creative time because I’ve missed it.  It’s been a combination of so many things, starting a new job, closing one online store and setting up another (still in the process of!), but I’m finally seeing the end of the tunnel.

A few months ago now I made this card for a work colleague who was saying goodbye to a much loved member of their family, and only found the images on my camera this morning so I thought I would share.


I used a gorgeous image by Mo Manning and coloured with Copic markers.  I don’t have all the colours I used written down anywhere, but I will try to remember in the future to make a note.  It’s always a great help when I’m surfing on blogs to see what colours have been used!


A little bit of added shading using a black pastel pencil as well.  I love pencils but I love my Copics as well so the day I made this I had a blast pulling them out once again!



Just a bit of a close up.  As most of us are I’m still learning the art of colouring and shading, but love the playing!!  In the process of organising my office so that its a little more user friendly, but I hope to be back soon!