Thursday, September 30, 2010


So far, at least, I have managed to resist the rather strong pull of Copic markers.  (Admirable, don't you think?!)  A couple of years ago I treated myself to a full set of Prismacolor coloured pencils, for my birthday.  They are THE most luscious pencils to use, with beautiful blending quality due to the high wax content in the leads.   Since becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been neglecting my pencils, and have chosen not to often use other brands of stamps.

However, the other day I bought some X-Press It Blending Card (designed for use with Copics), to see if I'd get a good result with my Prismacolors and Odourless Mineral Spirits.  I've always used Expression super-smooth card with my Prismacolors, but was curious to see how X-Press It compared.  I must say it's pretty good.  I still have about half a box of Expression to use up, but, hey, in about 5 years once it's empty, at least I know of a good alternative!

On both cards I have to show you, I've used a cute litte Stampavie image (I've had her for a couple of years, and don't remember her name, sorry!), and some Stampin' Up! products.

Stamps: Stampavie, SU! Sincere Salutations
Card: Crumb Cake, X-Press It Blending Card
DSP: Rich Razzleberry Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, Crumb Cake stampin' pad
Other: Sponge Dauber, Lots of Tags sizzlits die, Prismacolor coloured pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits, blending stumps, Basic Rhinestone

The second card I made, which I think is a bit reminiscent of the 1970s with the colours I've used, is going to a friend who is having a very bad run with injury and illness at the moment.  Hopefully it'll brighten her day.

Stamps: Stampavie, SU! Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, X-Press It Blending Card
DSP: Peach Parfait Patterns Designer Series Paper (hostess pack)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, Soft Suede stampin' pad
Other: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Rhinestone, Prismacolor coloured pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits, blending stumps


  1. Oh Christine, these are both adorable! I think you will have to break out those Prismas more often! TFS :)

  2. Oh totally adorable. Love them. I too have prismas but don't think I'm very good with them :o)

  3. These are delightful, you are very clever withyour pencils

  4. WOW stunning. Perfect beautiful colouring Christine.

  5. ohhh soooo cute, I think they are adorable, and you have done a fabulous job with your colouring. TFS!

  6. it certainly did brighten my day Christine - thank you very much love N xx

  7. Oh Christine .... these are just stunning, love your colouring ... too cute!!!

    Also, cos I am a fan of your and love your work ... I have left you an award on my blog .... thanks for the inspiration!!!

  8. These are just so adorable Christine! Btw, I have given you a blog award ... you can check it out on my blog :)

  9. Such sweet cards, Christine. Your colouring is beautiful...who needs Copics :) xo

  10. Hey my lovely friend, head over to my blog and pick up an award. Enjoy!

  11. Christine - both these cards are BEAUTIFUL! I too shouted myself a full set of prismacolours for my birthday (last year) but rarely use them cause I'm hopeless with them! lol I do agree though - they are very lushious to use!!

    Luv Karen

  12. Hi Christine! Why would you bother with Copics ... when you have such beautiful talent with your Prismacolours??? This colouring is very "luscious" (as Karen said!) And ... it is nice to occasionally break out of the SU! mold ... even though we do LOVE SU! Gorgeous cards, Christine! Thanks so much for your lovely warm comment on my blog. It gave me a giggle for the day, too! It is so nice to have so many enjoying my exciting news with me. Makes it so much more special. Stampin' Hugs xxaxx