25 October, 2014

Gimme Candy!

I made this entire card today! I'm actually pretty surprised and happy, since it's been a while that I've properly crafty and just finished something! It's also been a while since I coloured something entirely in Copics. No coloured pencils to assist, just Copics and blending. I'm very pleased with how her skin came out in this neat grey. I layered the crap out of this card, which has been made much easier by my cardstock now being very accessible, at eye height even, on my Expedit. I'm really zipping through this Greeting Farm Halloween set, I love it so much, so it was definitely a very good buy. I combined her with some Bo Bunny papers, a sticker sentiment, and a cute little owl. We're still allowed to use owls if it's Halloween, hehe.

24 October, 2014

A Happy Kitty Halloween

Wednesday was Mike and my official, unofficial Halloween. We went to Disneyland for the Trick-or-Treat Halloween party. Mike, myself, and Sirius were dressed as Dipper, Mabel, and Waddles Pines (respectively). It was super fun to be dressed up as a family, to spend time with Mike, and to have fun with everyone while we trick-or-treated. It really renewed my excitement for the holiday, you know?
So, excitement, yes, and then there was all this reorganisation going on still in my space. The table is cleaned off, but there's still random piles on my floor, there's still stuff in Iris cases, and there's still a whole empty Alex unit to be filled. I tackled paper on Thursday and realised, hey, I have WAY too much of it! It's now up to two Expedit cubes, which I don't approve of, and three more paper collection packs arrived in the mail today! One of them was for scrapping this year's Halloween (didn't need a whole collection pack, or anything really, but it's pretty!) and another is a nice, generic Christmas collection from Carta Bella. I have some very cute Christmas stamps to use this year.

Anyway, long story short, too much paper means I *have* to use some. I haven't been scrapping much at all this year, so cards it is. I had this little cutie on my desk, coloured up last week, so I got him on a card. He's from That Craft Place which, I have to say, I'm not totally pleased about the quality of the stamps. They seem to have just been drawn and scanned, no clean up, no proper digitization and so they have a "dirty" scanned look to them. This one even had specks of what I can only assume were eraser effluvia on the image, which was quite small too. BUT I managed to Photoshop it enough to get it to work well enough, obviously. Coloured up with Copics and pencils over a few days of messing around. I have a few more stamps like this, super cute, so I'm looking forward to colouring them and sharing them with you over the next few remaining October days.

20 October, 2014

Change Is Happening...

Saturday we went to IKEA and change is happening! Look at this mess. Seriously, it's insane what you have to pull apart to put things back together. My goal is to downsize, but I'm not purging. I'm just reorganising. It's surprising what you can do when you take things out of packages and get them into the best and most usable situations. All the stamps on my desk, that's yet more organising. Anyway, since I'm neck deep in all this, I am a little distracted from the crafting, but I'm still colouring. There's eleven more days to Halloween and I really want to celebrate the crap out of it!