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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Drumroll.....new freebie kit "Enchanted Winter"

Hey everybody :)
It's my first day off today so I'm doing the typical "catch up" with house work and other things that need to be done.Believe me , I am certainly not a housework guru either.But I prefer it looking clean and tidy. And kind of organized because it's simply easier to find things.
And I'm chilling out ...a lot of chilling and reading my book,lol. And obviously I can't neglect my blog post ;)

My kitchen has been through de-cluttering ! I threw out old pans and replaced them with new ones, cleaned and finally tidied up "cat's corner" .It didn't look very nice , but I still need a space to store the cat food , cat milk and also some plant pots which I will use in spring time again.
This is the messy corner before ...
 Then I found some wicker crates in the sale and for just £ 4.99  they were perfect to store the pots and cat food:) And living in a small flat on the the 3rd floor I kind of have to use every corner. And space is always an issue in a very small kitchen .
So much better !

Also :organized work and hobby space !
We are just about to complete week 3 of lettering drills and I can see improvement. My lines look less shaky and neater than before.
Color for the color challenge today was " Vivid Orange peel" and what's better on a cold day than thinking of summer sun?

But that will still be a while....in the meantime I give you "Enchanted Winter" , another ex-store kit of mine.  I will also have an extra Valentine freebie short before Valentines Day .
Scroll down for some previews and the download links.







Backgrounds
http://www.mediafire.com/file/daig8yt64wmosq9/sr_enchantedwinter1.zip

Elements
http://www.mediafire.com/file/xd8u6w889w0lips/sr_enchantedwonter4.zip
(excuse the typo for part 4 file name,lol)

More next post ...have a wonderful weekend :)
Hugs Snowy

Friday, January 13, 2017

The last parts of Winter Solstice

Hi everybody ,
I finally finished this batch of shifts , came of night shifts this morning and had a few hours sleep. And that means time to post the last links for you.

We had the first snow earlier. It came down like crazy and everything turned white within 20 minutes , but when I woke it was already gone again :)
I didn't get much done during that week , work kept me busy and when I had some time I was mostly practicing lettering drills .
And I took a few walks in the cold to get my steps together , because sitting on my ass doesn't help with keeping fit ;)
It looks beautiful , but the wind was damn cold !
I'm also browsing those gardening websites and seed catalogues, because February will be the time to plant those first seedlings indoors, and I have to make up my mind what I want to plant this year.

 But the grey weather inspired me to pick some cheery colors and positive quotes for my challenges.
And because I hate spring cleaning I decided to spread it out and do a different area each week this year. I found a downloadable checklist in PDF and will work my way though. It seems my life is a lot about challenges ,lol

52 Weeks To An Organized Home:
Join The Weekly Challenges

Home-Storage-Solutions-101.com/organized-home.html


And right now I have two weeks to catch up on :)
And that includes the last links for you !
 So here are those last bits from the kit
The Add on
http://www.mediafire.com/file/i515u8fh7wad3em/sr_wintersolstice_add-on.zip

and Quickpages
http://www.mediafire.com/file/wd0hudad20xc4xt/sr_wintersolstice_qps.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/file/a5w68sfi29cagt4/srws_qps2.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/file/35ountabk3x7da2/srws_qps3.zip

So that's all for now.... and it will be time for another kit starting next post. Hmm... what am I going to dig out? I will have to have a look through my external drive :)

So till next post ....
stay creative ...and warm !
Hugs Snowy

 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

New Year-new look and new parts :)

Happy New Year everybody :)
As you probably noticed the blog had a little make -over and I finally have time to post the next parts of the freebie kit as well.
I have already been spoiled this year, My son took me out for Birthday dinner at the Turkish restaurant today and I got gifts as well :)
A coloring journal and Agate bookends ...
...the color is just amazing :)
Apparently there is another gift in the post which has been hand made for me...
There's more but I don't want this to be just a Birthday present post,lol
Lettering drills are in full progress and I still need to do my homework for today .
But I already made some colorful lettering pages the past few days.
It's all about lettering positive vibes !
Words for 2017




Anyway....time for those links !

Part 3
http://www.mediafire.com/file/2t892qyqjk1ycay/sr_wintersolstice3.zip

Part 6
http://www.mediafire.com/file/upzwl675wj772y3/sr_wintersolstice6.zip

If you think that's it for this kit ...nope.
There is still an add on and some quickpages  for next post ;)
So until then...I leave you with a music video by Evergrey who I had the pleasure to meet recently. Such great guys ;)
Till next time
Hugs Snowy



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Next parts ...ready...and go ;)

Hello,
have you all survived the Christmas days?
I've been working. Today is my only day off and tomorrow I'm back to work for another 5 days before getting a break. It would normally be 6 days /48 hours, but I managed to take off my last nightshift.
I organized my desk this morning to make room for some Christmas presents , which were- no surprise= art supplies ;)
Like this beautiful calligraphy set with a real owl feather
Obviously I had to try it out ! I will need to practice more with this ...
The definition of lettering : The goal of Hand lettering is to turn letters into visual art ....not my design though. It's from the book "The ABCs of Hand lettering" .
I copied from the book as lettering practice and want to frame this and hang it over my desk.
But now to the next downloads ...
here another qp for a little look what's inside this kit
So here your links
Papers
http://www.mediafire.com/file/r9dqar6q2ncpgmf/sr_wintersolstice2.zip

Elements
http://www.mediafire.com/file/49c21255i3la6pe/sr_wintersolstice5.zip

Just one other thing.... Have you thought about learning to do hand lettering? If so , January is the perfect time to start , because
The happy ever Crafter is doing a FREE class/challenge. It's called " Show me your drills" and we actually get lettering homework to download. Practice makes perfect ! I just downloaded and started my first page already ;)
You can sign up here to get the printable free lettering sheets straight to your email
http://www.thehappyevercrafter.com/showmeyourdrills/
Then join the Facebook group , and it's also on Instagram where we post and show proudly our lettering .
There will be a list of what you need as well It starts easy with practicing up and down strokes before we will start with letters. This might sound boring but is an important part of neat writing,lol.
So come and join us :)

Or Dawn has a new challenge for the New Year as well.
It's called the "Color challenge"  and you can doodle or letter , or even both daily. She gives you a color and you do what comes to your mind with it.
http://bydawnnicole.com/2016/12/year-color-january-challenge-prompts.html
Facebook private group and Instagram to share our creations also. Not to mention awesome freebies from Dawn as well if you sign up on her page.
So much fun !

Anyway...I'm off now. Enjoy the downloads and I'm back in the New Year
Till then ...
Hugs Snowy 



Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Solstice kit , first 2 parts

Hey all,
quick post before bed to give you the first 2 parts of my Winter Solstice kit.
Overtime days have started and I seem to spend more time at work than at home right now. But only until after Christmas , then it's back to normal again.
I did a few drawings , but not as much as usual due to lack of time .
Gold marker on scrapbook paper ( Sharpie pens)
Lotus flower  ( Faber Castell Artist Pitt pens)
Candy canes(Tombow Brush pens)
That's all ...so I get straight to the downloads now.
White drop shadows applied to give a frosty look , but you will get all parts without shadows.
Papers
http://www.mediafire.com/file/v64izq7gi24u9nd/s_wintersolstice1.zip

Elements
http://www.mediafire.com/file/a8thgubdfn7hla9/sr_wintersolstice4.zip

This kit will have 7 zip files all together and you'll get the next parts over the coming weeks.

And that's me off to bed now .
Have a blessed Solstice on the 21st and a lovely Christmas. I'll be back next week .
Hugs Snowy


Monday, December 12, 2016

Last 2 Christmas Dreams parts

Hey :)
Back with the last 2 parts of the kit . I want to make this a fairly quick post as I'm on nightshifts and really want to go back to bed for another nap before I start another one later.
But I'll still show off some of my artwork.
Lettering and hand drawn snowflakes on scrapbook paper

Watercolor candle scene

Lettering "Cup of cheer"
Chain of lights

And now .... "drum roll" ... the freebie parts
http://www.mediafire.com/file/pf5mt44zndzz2jn/sr_christmasdreams3.zip

http://www.mediafire.com/file/d8tnm15g2qcodex/sr_christmasdreams6.zip

New freebie next post , although I will have to see when I find the time. 50 hours overtime on top of my full-time working hours this month and Cinema to watch Star Wars , Chrsitmas party at work ..... yeah, you get the meaning,lol. Busy days !  But I'll sneak in some time ;)

In the meantime , stay creative and till then ...
Hugs Snowy

Monday, December 05, 2016

More Christmas kit parts ...

Hi again,
Time to check in and post the next parts ! I'm off work this week and finally have time to get a lot stuff done I normally don't easily find the time for.

I just had a look through some of the old pictures I did when I first started the art challenges and I can definitely see improvement :) It's true , practice makes perfect,lol.
I have the  ISKN Slate on my wishlist for my birthday , so with help of that little gadget I will be able to digitize my future drawings and paintings .Can you imagine that? I can add my own drawings and paintings to kits !!!
You wonder what the slate is ? Watch this


Fantastic little device , huh? Now to some challenge entries I did for December .
 Watercolor decorations
Lettering in black and gold (Tombow Fude and STA Metallic brush pen)
More lettering ( Sharpie pen, Posca paint-marker and Tombow brush pens)
Watercolor on canvas
Poinsettias ( Tombow Brush pens and Blending palette and Tombow Blending pen )


Anyway, freebie time ...the next 2 parts of Christmas Dreams
and a little preview in form of a QP
1 Zip backgrounds
http://www.mediafire.com/file/acia3gsh22ihbe0/sr_christmasdreams2.zip
...and 1 zip elements
http://www.mediafire.com/file/970icp3te97x73u/sr_christmasdreams5.zip

2 more parts next week ...I'm going back to my drawing now ;)
Stay creative
Hugs Snowy