Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Digital Tuesday "Animals At Christmas Time"

It's Ellie's turn to choose the challenge at Digital Tuesday this week and she chose "animals at christmas time". Stitchy Bear Stamps is  our sponsor this week and some of the girls have used images from the store on their cards.

I used an image by Gingerloft called "Reindeer Carousel" which is available at the Stitchy Bear Store.


 I coloured the reindeer with Promarkers and used some papers by Kaisercraft. The little presents and sentiment are also Kaisercraft (I'm making use of my magazine freebies again lol) and some raffia ribbon stuff from my stash.
I did go round the image with a light grey Promarker but you can't see it here...... it's the only time for ages that my colouring has looked ok and you can't even see it lol.

I haven't been able to get any of my normal cardstock for my card bases or paper for colouring on as my local craft shop has stopped making it (it's made at the papermill next to the shop) and the only thing they had was pearlescent stuff which is great for printing pre coloured images on and they look really nice and shimmery, but it is rubbish for colouring with markers on. The ink dries way too quick on it so you can't blend the colours and it just looks all streaky, so all my images lately have been coloured super quick with one colour and no shading etc (like a 5year old's colouring lol), but yesterday I found a sheet of leather effect cardstock that I must of bought months ago, so I decided I would try printing my image on the back of it as it's only the front that has the leather effect and it printed out great and was so easy to colour on :)...... just a pity I only had one sheet! So tomorrow it's back to streaky images lol.
If anyone out there knows where I can but decent paper for using Promarkers on that does not cost the earth, I would be sooo happy! One of my lovely bloggy buddies recommended create and craft cardstock but I don't have anywhere near me which sells it, and I don't fancy paying all that p&p just for a pack of paper, so any other suggestions would be great :)

Oh before I go, remember to have a peek at my blog candy that I posted earlier today! It's in the post above this one and anyone can enter :)

Thanks for stopping by


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is just gorgeous and your candy is yummy.

oh it's been way to long. so much going on in my life and time is scarce. i do think of you often and i definitely MISS you. hope all is well.

sending all my love for a fabulous holiday season.

hugs :)

Anne-Marije said...

What a wonderful card....
xxx Anne-Marije

Ellie said...

What a beautiful card Lora!! Love how you colored the image, fabulous papers too and the ribbon looks fantastic.
Sorry you're not able to find any decent paper. I wonder if you have an office supply store closeby. They might have a heavier weight card stock that doesn't cost too much. Or maybe you have a Walmart (don't know if they are in the UK or not). But they have some ok card stock in their office supply department here in the US.

uksharon said...

Lora this is gorgeous.
So glad to be part of the team.
Best wishes, Sharon