Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Not Distressing At All - But Is It The End of The Copics?????)



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Hi there peeps and hope you are all OK today.
It’s a chilly one here in Chester – it was minus 2 at 10am. It seems a little warmer now but it’s still ffffrrrrreeeezing!!

So what have we today then.

Well it’s Tuesday that that can only mean one thing - time to nip over to Papertake Weekly and catch up with the gang there.

This week we are very topical and our theme is …

Snow White

… so all you have to do is make a or project that is predominantly white or features snow on your card ie in the image or paper.

We are sponsored today by the sweetness that is our Katharina and


Whiff of Joy

and this week’s up for grabs prize is 


Awww, I love that image and thanks to Katharina and Whiff of Joy xxx

So what did I do then?

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Well for a start I didn't use Copics to colour the image in!!!

When I was at the LOTV open day, I sat next to Fleur while we were demo-ing and she showed me how to use distress inks. Well all I can say is that I am hooked – thank you sweet Fleur xxx  The colours are amazing and I promptly went and got me a set!!!

Now as this is my first attempt,  I know that it isn’t perfect and I am still fathoming out the skin tones. I think I need to stop thinking in terms of Copics when I  am colouring in and maybe do things a little bit differently. But I do love using them and it takes me right back to where I started which was with water colours. I’ll try and remember to write the colours down next time as I cannot remember exactly which ones I used here – doh!!!.

The image is Delivering The Presents from Lili of The Valley and have you seen the sale on at the mo? You can see it all here -  there are loads of special offers :)

The papers are gorgeous and they are from the new Nitwits Heart of Christmas collection. I like this collection a lot because it’s quite girly but there are papers in there that you can use for boy cards as well.

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The little snowflakes are made using a Martha Stewart ARCTIC SNOWFLAKE Craft Punch and the border was done with a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die SNOW FLURRIES On The Edge Winter Alterations die and both of these are from Simon Says Stamp.

Kath will be so proud of me for getting all Tim Holtzy here :)

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The bow was made using 15mm Red No.15 Berisford Satin ribbon from Mary & Andrea over at The Ribbon Girl

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So that’s the old card done and I will be back here tomorrow with some more cardage to share :)

But before I go (I’m like Columbo aren't I – just when you think you’ve  got shut of me I’m back with something else lol) I’ll leave you with another bit of festive tune age. This is the tune for the John Lewis ad and it is a fab song. You’ll either love or hate the vid because it isn’t to everybody’s taste but if you aren’t fussed on it, you can always shut your eyes and just listen to this amazing song.

Have the fabbiest of days and stay warm and toasty and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawny :-) such a cute image and what a fabulous job you did with the inks !! I need to put the copics aside too and try some watercolouring the effect is lovely ! :-)
I love the papers too, so pretty :-)

Lols x x x

kanda said...

Super card. The colouring of the cute image is fabulous xx

Gaynor said...

I have just bought a set of distress inks too, I have to say I love the effect it gives and I need lots of practice, when Christmas is over and I have time for me I am going to give this a go. Love your card and the Lo, lovely design, Gaynor x

Squirrel x said...

Wow Dawny, no Copics, will the world end?! Good job with the inks, they take some getting to grips with so hang in there. Love what you have made hun. So festive! Hugs Sxx

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful card Dawny. Love the image and coloured beautifully. The papers and layout are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Riet said...

So beautiful card<I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs riet.

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card.


ursula Uphof said...

Love your card Dawny, and you did so well with the inks. I love them. intrigued as to what colours the greens are. hugs Ursula

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. I love the your colouring with the inks, it looks fab!
Lorraine x

Crafty Kitten said...

Not sure you've got much practising to do our Dawny!! This is fantastic hunni. Love it.
Dawn xxx

Margaret said...

love this card Dawny. Here is another one who is going to try her hand at DI. Will watch what you achieve with interest.
Margaret M

Fleur said...

Your card is stunning Dawny, thanks for the mention, but I really didn't have anything to do with it. You are a natural.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx