20 October 2017

Cocoa - watercolour pencil

Winter is my favourite season. I love the cuddliness of it as well as the magical look of snow and ice making everything sparkle.

My card today was made with a long retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp coloured with watercolour pencil and paired with a sentiment from a Kraftin' Kimmie set that's not retired. The die cuts are CC Designs and the background paper is Doodlebug.

Putting It Together

Once more I did some colouring with watercolour pencil and water brush while I was at work, during my lunch break. I didn't take in progress colouring pictures.

When I got home, I thought of the papers in my stash and remembered I got this adorable Doodlebug paper last year. I checked the untrimmed image with the paper and it fit so well! Even though the colours are softer, it also didn't take away from the gender neutralness of the image keeping this card as something that can be given to a guy as a "masculine" card.

I used a mini Distress ink pad, Broken China, to run along the edge of my trimmed background panel. This gives it a very very thin colour edge which nicely finishes it for this card.

I used CC Designs dies to trim the image. The shape of the tag die just seemed to fit him so well. I also stamped and die cut a sentiment. I used foam mounting tape under the image and sentiment to add a bit of dimension.

Inside, I used a stamp from Unity Stamps that I had gotten as a freebie in one of my orders. I stamped it in a teal-ish green for a softer look and to link back to colours on the card front. 



Watercooler Wednesday: Masculine
Crazy 4 Challenges: Dessert
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls: Any Image
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers with Dies: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Createful Heart: Anything Goes


  1. This is so adorable! I really like that paper background too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers ATG 2/ Dies Challenge!

  2. What a cutie! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Createful Heart Digis & Design this week. We hope you’ll join us again next time!
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  3. What a gorgeous creation Rijacki. Thank you for joining our Createful Heart & Digis Challenge and good luck. Gail DT member

  4. This is absolutely adorable. Love that little penguin, and you've colored him beautifully. Great choice of patterned paper. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your card at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. Cute little penquin - beautifully coloured. I love that Doodlebug background paper too. Great card.

  6. That cute little penguin looks like he sure appreciates that warm mug of cocoa! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  7. I do adore this cute little fellow enjoying the hot cuppa cocoa! He looks mighty warm and cozy too. ;) Thank you for playing in our challenge this week, we hope to see you again in our next challenges!!
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  8. Perfect sentiment, perfect paper choices, beautiful coloring and I adore that he's holding his little cup of cocoa (which is exactly what I'm now doing this time of year -- no pumpkin spices for me). Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing your talent at Pennys Challenges!

  9. Great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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