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Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello crafty friends! I’m over the moon to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today and I have a fun video for you in which I’ll be sharing the way I go about two fun techniques:

  1. sketching my own background scenes, and
  2. creating an easy-peasy Chibitronics light circuit.

To create my card project I used an adorable stamp set from their most recent release (Fall/Winter 2017) called “Little Christmas Reindeer“. The cute reindeer on it is absolutely darling, but it was one of the two little birds on the set that inspired this card design, since it reminded me of that short film by Pixar called “For the Birds” (do Google it if you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s hilarious!)

This interactive light-up card is also a great design if you’re only just starting with Chibitronics, since (as you can see in my process video), my circuit is easy-peasy to replicate!

So make yourself a cuppa of your favourite drink, sit back and start getting into the holiday season with this Christmas in September video tutorial. Until next time!

My first #thedailymarker30day Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends! As many of you will know, the 8th edition of Kathy Racoosin’s colouring challenge starts today! I’m excited to be taking part in it for the very first time. As a mummy of two under 5’s, wife, friend and full-time professional, this is quite a commitment for me! So I hope I’ll be able to keep up. I’m pinning this post to the top of my blog during the month of September and I plan on sharing my daily coloured images with you here and on Instagram. Are you joining in too? Let me know! I’d love to see your colouring too…

 

If you’re curious about the cards I create using these images, click here to check them out!

 

Day 1 – Stamp by JM Creation (Colour Pencils)

Day 2 – “Summer Friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh (Copic Markers)

Day 3 – “Boo Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts (Copic Markers)

Day 4 – “Magical Mermaids” and “Oceans of Joy” stamp sets by Sunny Studio Stamps (Copic Markers)

Day 5 – “Winter Friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh (Copic Markers)

Days 6, 7 and 8 life got in the way!!!

Day 9 – “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps
(Colour pencils)

Day 10 – Stamp by Your Next Stamp (Colour Pencils)

Days 11 and 12 were too busy for crafting, but I was back for…

Day 13 – “Happy Snappy Crocs” and “Unbearable Without You” stamp sets
by Heffy Doodle Stamps (Colour Pencils)

Day 14 – “Get Well Gang” stamp set by W Plus 9 Design (Colour Pencils)

Day 15 – FINISHED “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps (Colour pencils) (See day 9 for the start of this project)

Day 16 – Argh! No time again…

Day 17 – “Little Christmas Reindeer” stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs

Days 18 and 19 – I made cards with some of my coloured images and didn’t manage to colour much more (sad face).

Day 20 – “Beary Happy Birthday” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 21, made a card with my coloured images. 

Day 22 – “Harvest Mouse” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 23 and 24 – Kids kept me busy all weekend and I helped them colour and get crafty instead of doing it myself.

Day 25 – Another cute little “Harvest Mouse”, stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 25, 27 and 28 – Preparing for a work trip meant things were crazy. 

Day 29 – Sitting at the airport, colouring images from the “Love Ya Bunches” stamp set by Lawn Fawn (Copic Markers)

Day 30 – Sitting in my hotel room with a cold, colouring  images from the “Get Well Gang” stamp set by W Plus 9 Design (Colour Pencils)

 

If you’re curious about the cards I create using these images, click here to check them out!

 

Sentiments in Spanish, featuring Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello crafty friends! Since I was too late to enter last month’s Gerda Steiner’s Monthly Challenge, I decided to use their challenge image to enter this month’s Share Your Designs Challenge.

Last month I visited my friend Ute on the other side of the country and she introduced me to Gerda Steiner Designs’ super cute range of clear rubber stamps, dies and digital stamps. Not only that, but Ute (who happens to be an AMAZING colour pencil artist) gave me a quick pencil colouring tutorial which encouraged me to get my colour pencils out again and continue practising! If you like colour pencils, make sure to check out my Ute’s blog. So although this card is in Spanish, I have decided to dedicate it to Ute!

Now, if you happen to be a Spanish-speaker (like me) and are always on the lookout for card sentiments in Spanish, you also need to check out Micaela Ferrero‘s blog, YouTube channel and online shop. Micaela is a lovely Latina (just like me!) and has an awesome range of great quality stamps and big word dies. The sentiment on this card reads “Spread smiles whenever you can“.  It goes beautifully with this cheeky little mouse’s smile, don’t you think?

So there you have it, a couple of awesome links and a bit of colour pencil inspiration for those of you who, like me, can sometimes feel intimidated by knowing they still need a lot of practice at something (in my case, pencils)!