Something New at Card Making Mama's

Im copying this direct from the Card Makin Mama's site.. i didnt want to miss anything important!

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all have been having a great summer. I know we all have. My ladies are back and well rested and ready to share their creations with you today.

We have a super fun new challenge for you this time. We are challenge you to
try something new to you, whether it is a new technique, a new style, or a new project type. YES I said project type.

We are being sponsored this challenge by a NEW sponsor and you will WANT to win this challenge.

My Creative Classroom is joining the CMM sponsor family.

Welcome to My Creative Classroom. MCC is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies.

My Creative Classroom is offering the winner of this challenge a free seat to any one of their online classes. The free seat is good for one year after you claim it. The Fall semester will kick off right after labor day so you will have plenty of classes to choose from right away!

For those of you who don't win, head on over there anyway and check out their Free Courses, this may inspire you to take one of their other courses. They have a ton of great ones to choose from.

My something new was actually coloured up a few months ago now, when i rediscovered my joy of colouring.  My something new was adding shading, learning to colour folds, and perhaps having some confidence in my abilities.  I am really proud of this colouring effort and the whole card in general.

Im looking forward to seeing what you all create, dont forget to link up over at the CMM site so the DT can comment. 

Pen xoxxo

Did you miss me?

Sorry i've been absent, both the DT I am on are on a break right now and I just forgot to upload things.  I havent been crafting much but when i do craft im happy with what I achieve.  Ive been doing some copic colouring and also mastering using MTC software's laser function for print and cuts.  Youll see how accurate those are when i post the photo in a second.. stay tuned.

The two images I used are from Kenny K and both cards are for my husband, I actually coloured the girl image first, she is called Hot Fuzz, then I realised I had purchased the male version too, so of course I had to colour him up also.

Why cards for my hubby?  Two reasons, he is about into Stage 3 of his Highway Patrol couse and while is away for two weeks he is getting his Senior constable ranking too, (5years since he graduated).  So the male card thats dated signifies the date he becomes a Senior Constable, I have his police registration number on the card on the badge but I blurred it out for this post incase you are wondering what the image is blurred for.

Both of these cards are made from the remnant box, I have spent the last two days cleaning up AGAIN, I removed the waredrobe door so I can access card stock easily, I got some more paper holders (some perspex storage for "wait for it" $4 a unit.. they are ten shelves high and 1m tall..BARGAIN)  Im moved my Pc and cutter and the whole craft room is much more user friendly..

Anyway, the cards, I hope they are worth the wait. 

I used MTC for the cut around the images on my Blackcat including the badge which I also foiled on the foilmaster.  In the past I cut my images right on the black outline, I must admit I prefer this corrected version where a small white outline remains.  The notepad stamp set is from Gina K and its called Vintage Notes and the Spellbinders I used are Office Supplies.   Im not sure if you can see the difference, but the female image is coloured on copic xpress cardstock while the Male version is coloured on Cardmakers card stock from Designs Made by me.  I did use different blues when colouring but the female is more vibrant in my opinion.. like she pops.  I dont mind the more subdue colouring on the male when put with other elements on the card.