Rainy days!

Well, I have to admit that although I am a fan of winter, this one seemed to last a really long time.  And given that there is snow int he forecast for the week, it seems as though it is not quite over yet.

But the turning point every year seems to be that first real rain that comes into town.  And it is definitely here – started last night and is still drizzling away! So today seemed like a great day to share a card I made with a really cute new digi from 2Cute Ink.  This Froggy in the Rain digi is an exclusive stamp for members of the Digi club, a monthly membership. I coloured him up to match some cute paper from Doodlebug paper (This is Hip Hip Horray) with my trusty Copics.

I also decided to do a little Earth Day-inspired card with this cute turtle.  I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I would give away a card for Earth Day, so I turned it into a little going away card!  This little world traveler was also coloured with Copics to match Doodlebug paper, and I have to admit that he makes me want to get on an arplane and fly somewhere…perhaps before the snow returns! 🙂

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Back to School!

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So, I was at Michaels this morning and I was a little startled to see a isle full of Christmas ribbon.  Now, in all fairness it was just one isle – the majority of the store was Halloween themed.  And I do have to admit that I got a little excited by all the cute Halloween crafts and items to alter.  But the truth is that I’m not even ready for back to school yet – never mind tackling Halloween and Christmas.  Is it really that time already?

APencil-closeupnyway, in the spirit of tackling what is directly ahead of me and not months in advance, I thought I would share a little card I whipped up using a stamp from a company called 2Cute Ink, my favourite school themed paper from Doodlebug, and some new ribbon I picked up at May Arts!!  The artist at 2Cute Ink is Heidi Arrowood and each month see sends out a newsletter with a free digi that you can download.  This image was one of those freebees!  In fact, there were actually two this month – a boy pencil and a girl pencil!  If you didn’t manage to pick this one up, so can still buy it in the store.  While you’re there, sign up for the newsletter because it is worth it for the month free digi (oh, and to participate in the freebee challenge on Facebook and perhaps win yourself another free image).

For this little project, I coloured up the pencil with my Copics adding a bit of detail by shading some lines up the pencil .  Looink at it now, the image would look relaly cute with some Glossy Accents on the glasses too!  I hand lettered a little message and probably should have left a little bit of extra room for the message, but I think it works!

Okay, I think that’s it for me today!  Are you ready for the coming crafting onslaught of Halloween and Christmas?  I think I will go and have a slushie drink on the patio a few more times instead! 😉

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Pencil-dimensionThis card has been entered into the challenge at MarkerPOP.