Oh Messy Elf!

Hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to you all! Only two more sleep until Friday people!! Tee hee.

Today I got a chance to get very, very, very messy indeed. And oh my gosh I loved every single minute of it!


I tried ink splats!! Smiles..

And no I didn’t use Re-Inkers or Copic Refills .. I thought I would push my boundaries a little more, and try out my Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens!

I squeezed and I shook! I squeezed and I shook! Simples!


Oh my! If you could SEE the SPARKLE on this card in real life! I LOVE it!!

Close Up Coloured

And, quite by accident, I decided to go with kitchen towel as my background. (It has made the most amazing “design paper” too!)

I had this sheet of paper towel on stand by in case I made the most incredible mess (which I did) and I got an ink splat on it in blue. I loved how it looked so much I proceeded to add more blue and then red glitter pen too. I folded it around a piece of card cut to size, and then glued it in place.


The fabulous image is called Elvette Sitting (from the awesome Santa’s Christmas Elves set) over at Make It Crafty!

To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-





White Shading

White Shadow.










My sentiment I stamped using my new Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin Stamp -available from Dies To Die For, and my Memento Black Ink.  (The fancy swirl was a pre-cut free gift from Dies To Die For.)

The curved & frilly borders I created using my Spellbinders Curved Borders One Die Set.

Flat 2

The red card is from my Core-Dinations All In The Family card pack.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

And I hope that you can forgive me all of these early Christmas cards too! Grins.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!


The challenges I am entering this one into are:-

1.  Make It Crafty CAS – Splats. 

(It feels so nice to be playing along again girls!)

2.  Addicted To Stamps & More – CAS.

3.  Colour Throwdown – #378.

4.   Crafting By Designs – February Anything Goes.

5.  Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes.

6.  Through The Craftroom Door – Anything Goes.

11 thoughts on “Oh Messy Elf!

  1. Delphine

    Your card is fantastic Karen!!! I LOVE your splats and the paper towel background is just brilliant! Gorgeous colouring too! Thanks for joining us at our MiC CAS Challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

  2. Shona Chambers

    You have such a fantastic collection of Copics and you must use them alot because your colouring skills are incredible! So very glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

  3. Bobby

    I just got one of the clear glitter pens and they do indeed have quite the shimmer. Using them to make a background with a paper towel was inspired and resulted in a fantastic card. Thanks for sharing it at ATSM this wee.

  4. Faith A

    A happy accident becomes designer and will be copied I’m sure – fabulous 🙂 I think the whole card is wonderful, love the red white and blue and the image as well as the designer paper! Love your design of the card too.

    1. kernowdesigns Post author

      Tee hee you’re probably right!!
      I know I will be making this designer paper again.. Grins.
      Thank you for your very kind words.xx


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