Saturday, 14 October 2017

A Haunting We Will Go

Since we are the month of October, I have created a Halloween themed project for the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs and Lemon Shortbread.




I have used an image from Kitty Bee Designs called Pumpkin Panda.


I also used a digital paper from Polka Doodles, some white web ribbon, some tombstones die cut from black cardstock with a Spellbinders die, and some Halloween embellishments that I received in a card swap.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - October Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html

Santa Ornaments

Middle of October already!  Where is the going to?  That means we are just that bit closer to Christmas so some christmas inspiration today!  This card is for the mid-month inspiration at CHNC Extra for October.

I have used an image from a set at Bugaboo Stamps called Santas 3 Image Set.



I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some sparkly foam reindeer as embellishments.  Matting is textured cardstock from American Crafts.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-516.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-350.html

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Football Season

I used to play football - some years back (don't like to think how many years back it was!!!).  My favourite team was Liverpool so I coloured this image in their team colours.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Football Season
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-6-october-2017
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/october-anything-goes-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-516.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/challenge-173-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is textured cardstock.  I also added some fabric button stickers that I found at a Japanese store when I was away last week.
For some reason, the Anything Goes challenge wasn't coming up under the Saturday Weekly tab on the sidebar but after doing a search through all the recent posts I found it!

Autumn Leaves

I've been away with no internet and then spent the past few days since I've been back with my daughter who is home for the holidays.  In between times, I'm working through my e-mails too.  But what I've really wanted to do was craft!  This morning, I managed to find time to create a few cards!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede -Autumn Leaves
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-264-autumn.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Fall/Autumn
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/challenge-260.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a textured paper underneath the image and added a leaf embellishment.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Best Wishes

Another month is nearly completed!  Where is the year going to?

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - September
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-for-september-2017

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Anne Fenton and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a strip of washi tape, some red ribbon roses and a sentiment from a sentiment pack.

Tulip Time

Today is the last day of the school term but I have the day off work.  I am going to a concert this evening and need to travel to get to it.   I have to work one week of the school holidays anyway so it will be nice to have today off and spend some time with my daughter.  I'm just squeezing in uploading this card before I head off.


I would like to enter these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Embossing
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-262-embossing-or.html

The background is pearlescent paper embossed with an embossing folder.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some more pearlescent paper.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Relax

We had a mixed day of weather today.  I suppose it is what is expected in springtime but I am definitely over the rain!



I would like to enter these challenges:
A Star In My Pocket - Colours of Autumn
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/colors-of-fallautumn-challenge.html
CRAFT Challenge - Autumn
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-434-21st-of-september.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-52.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - Anything Goes
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-extra.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from Create with TLC.

Trick or Treat

Halloween is getting closer!  Time to start working on Halloween crafts and cards!


I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Halloween
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-434-21st-of-september.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Nikki Burnette and is coloured with copic markers and matted with some black cardstock.  The sentiment is from Limited Runs.  I added some black mesh ribbon and a couple of Halloween embellishments that I received in a card swap.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Cupcake Treat

I love the expression on this girl - as though she is thinking "Can I manage to eat all this?". 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/bugaboo-sketch-121.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Favourite Junk Food
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-sept-22


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studios.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some glitter cardstock from American Crafts, and some pearls.

Here is the sketch that I followed:
 
As you can see, I changed the pentagon shape for a hexagon.

Bird On My Fairy Toes

I couldn't think of a title for this post - so just went with the name of the image I used!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-september-20-2017
Sami Stamps - Pearls
https://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-release-salty-seahorses-and-sami.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sami Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I used fluorescent markers for the birds to highlight them a bit.  I also used some Peelcraft border Stickers, stars, leaves and butterfly embellishments and some pearls.

Joyfold Christmas Card

I haven't made one of these cards for a while - even though they are relatively simple to put together.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Fancy Fold
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-141-fancy-fold.html

I have used green cardstock for the base.  The papers are both from a christmas paper pad by Graphic 45.  The image is from Lia Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a tree sticker and a glitter foam tree embellishment.

On Your Birthday

I have had a large part of today with no internet nor cellphone coverage.  Not sure what the issue was but it was a real nuisance not having either!  Amazing how much we rely on technology!  It is now well past my bedtime but I'm trying to get some cards uploaded before the challenge expires!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Make It Digital
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-310-make-it-digital.html

I used a digital paper and a digital pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter.  I added a flower embellishment and a sentiment from a themed paper pack.  The card blank is also from that paper pack.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Give Thanks

I have taken a more fall approach to this image.

 
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Pumpkin
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - September
 
I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Believe In Yourself

I originally intended to enter this card in the challenge at Brown Sugar but realised it had already closed by the time that I went to post it!  I am so disorganised at the moment.

 
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - September BINGO (Gem + Red + Brad)
 
 I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  I popped the sentiment up with pop dots.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some red gems and a star shaped brad.
 
 
 
 
 

Howdy

Today has been a lovely sunny day - I've been outside enjoying it and hadn't got around to posting some of the cards I made yesterday.


 
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Catch The Bug BINGO (Sentiment + Sparkle + Bugaboo Image)
Glitter n Sparkle - Embossing
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (giraffe)
 
I have used a paper from Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps. 

3D Flower

I used some pop dots to layer this image over the leaf image.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Warm Colours
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-anything-goes-optional.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Use at least 3 pop dots
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-week-of-9-16-2

The paper I have used is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The flower image and leaf image are from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  I printed out the flower image in three different sizes and then fussy cut them, added pop dots and layered them over each other and then over the leaf image.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is pearlescent paper.  I also added some braid trim.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Happy Birthday

A monochromatic red card this time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Birthday Cake
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-15-2017
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
Catch The Bug - BINGO (monochromatic + Washi + twine)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/a-new-challenge-at-bugaboo-bingo.html

I have used a polka dot paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I added some red and white twine as well as some pennants cut from cardstock and glitter cardstock.  I covered the two pennants cut from the cardstock with some washi tape.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Surround Yourself with Art

We are now midway through the surround yourself with art challenge at Path of Positivity Challenge.  As a reminder, we are sponsored this challenge by Luna Girl and Bugaboo Stamps.




For my midway, I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Beautiful Blocks - Life.



I sprayed three canvases some time back with the same colour Dylusions Ink.  I managed to complete 2 of them and couldn't decided what to do with the third one.  I'm happy to add this one to the other two as it looks much better up on the wall as a set of three.

I also used some mesh ribbon, some glittery domes, a butterfly embellishment which I popped up.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter my project into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - September
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html



Unconventional Christmas

Time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  The theme this time is Unconventional Christmas and our sponsors are Dr Digi's House of Stamps and Star Stampz.



I have used an image from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called Skydive Santa.


I used non-traditional colours of brown and cream.  Even the red that I used on Santa's outfit is a more orange red!  The paper, sentiment and santa toppers are from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - September
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html

Ho Ho - Merry Christmas

Somehow, I managed to miss posting some midway DT projects.  So, I'm now here to play catch-up!  So, firstly we are midway through the monthly challenge at CHNC Extra and sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.



For my midway, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Ava and Deacon Ho Ho.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.



I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny along with a paper from Sugar and Spice Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I die-cut some pennants using some scrap pieces of cardstock and a die from Spellbinders.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
ABC Christmas - S is for Sketch or T is for Trio (pennants)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/s-for-sketch-t-for-trio.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-171-anything-goes.html

For reference, here is the sketch that I followed:

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Heart

I have kept this one relatively simple as I liked the look.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-add-heart.html
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-309-embossing-of-any-kind.html

I have used a pre-made card blank.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers.  I embossed some white cardstock using an embossing folder and set the image on top.  I added a chipboard hear and matted the embossing.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Gift box card

I'm a bit late in posting for the midway for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up due to being unwell the past few days.  But I'm here now with a reminder that this month we are being sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.





For my midway card, I have used an image from Sparkle n Sprinkle called Holiday Cheer Set and papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

 


The inside of the card has a box for adding treats to:




I also used some acetate which I embossed for the window of the box.  The word "Christmas" is a sticker.  I added a pink bow and some silver snowflake ribbon.

I followed a tutorial from Beccy's Place for the basic card shape.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

After a short break from a challenge, we have another Anything Goes challenge for you at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Polka Doodles and Fred She Said.







I have used an image and sentiment from Fred She Said called


I also used a digital paper from Michele R Designs and some dies from Bo Bunny.  Matting is metallic cardstock.

Friday, 15 September 2017

With Sympathy

I don't have any sympathy cards ready made at the moment - and usually when I need one is when work is really busy. 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge -
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-september-9-2017-september-15-2

I have used a subtle patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from A Creative Need and the sentiment from Sugar Paw Scraps.  I added some colour to the edges of the image and sentiment with a copic marker.  I also used copic markers to add some pastel colour to the image.  I also used some narrow white satin ribbon.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Chums

I am a bit of a stretch on one of these challenges!  But when I think of chin up buttercup, I feel that there is nothing better to cheer someone up than spending some quality time with your best friend.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Card with Red and Best Friends
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-challenge-8-september-2017
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
Catch The Bug - Chin Up Buttercup (figure that time with a friend will cheer someone up!)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-challenge-theme-chin-up-buttercup.html

I have used a couple of  papers from a journalling paper pad by Prima.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pennants die-cut from offcuts of cardstock.  The sentiment has been die-cut.

Fall Hello

Although the season is called Autumn here (and starts in March), this image seems to suit the word fall better with the falling leaves!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Use fall colours
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-260-use-fall.html



I have used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is metallic cardstock.  I added some leaves that I bought several years ago and hadn't as yet used!  I joined the leaves with a tiny pearl from Ultimate Crafts.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thinking Of You

After waking up to sun and black clouds, the day has settled.  The black clouds seemed to have turned to grey clouds - so rain isn't totally out of the question still!  The sun has lost some of it's warmth though too.   I had to go to the dentist this morning and have come home and crafted as I didn't feel like doing anything else while my mouth was still numb!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Star In My Pocket - 2 or more dies
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/2-or-more-die-cuts-challenge.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Thinking Of You
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-95-get-wellthinking-of-you.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is green pearlescent cardstock.  The sentiment is one I typed up myself on the computer.  I also added a couple of die-cuts - the corner one is from Spellbinders but not sure about the flower.  I added a pearl to the centre of the flower.

Just Keep Swimming

After thunderstorms all through last night, I have woken up to the sun this morning.  However, there are some nasty looking black clouds about so not sure how long it is going to last!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Fur, Fluff or Fins
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-7-13-optional-twist-fur-fluff-or
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Warm Colours
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-anything-goes-optional.html


I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The ribbon is one from a grab bag of ribbons.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker for the eye.  I added faux stitching with a copic marker.  I'm not sure where the sentiment is from as I had it printed out for a while - if anyone recognises it can they please leave me a comment and I'll update this post.  I also added three small red gems.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pretty In Pink

Another cold and overcast day - I can't wait for summer weather to finally get here! 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-september-6
Sami Stamps - Pearls and Sequins
https://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-release-salty-seahorses-and-sami.html


I have used two papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Cottage Rose".  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.   I added a pearl to the larger flower in her hair.  Matting is pearlescent cardstock.  I also added some larger pearls and gold star sequins.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Just For You

I was meant to go to the dentist today - and about 10 minutes before my appointment he cancelled.  So now, I am going on Thursday!  I would have rather got it out of the way today! 

Anyhoo, that gave me some crafting time today!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-198.html

I have used a paper, tag, border and arrow from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Miss Daisy and is coloured with copic markers.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Trick or Treat

The rain is back again.  I know that we have to expect a bit of rain in springtime - but this is far more than "a bit"!!!  It gives me some crafty time though.


I would like to enter these challenges:
Sparkle & Glitter - Stitch It Up
http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-4.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with copic markers  The sentiment is from My Grafico.  The dies used are from Memory Box.  I added some faux stitching around the edge to match the "stitching" on the dies.  I also added some Halloween brads and embellishments plus a strip of purple mesh ribbon.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wild Elephant

Today has been another wet day!  A good day to craft though.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Yellow + Orange and Wild Animal
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-1-2017
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-challenge-at-bugaboo-anything-goes.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-170-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Use favourite colours (orange and yellow)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-139-use-your-favorite-colors.html

I have used a pale yellow paper from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I double matted the image using yellow and orange cardstock.  I also added some orange mesh ribbon and a yellow pre-made flower.

Western Waterfall Card

I haven't made a waterfall card as such before but have used the technique in albums so decided to give this one a try.  A bit last minute - it has been one of those weeks where I don't seem to have much time to create.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Waterfall Card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-431-31st-of-august-waterfall.html
QKR Stampede - Wild West
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-259-wild-west-or.html

I have used three papers from a paper pad by Graphic 45.  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers.  I also added three sentiments from QKR Stampede.  One is above the image and the others are on the inner parts of the waterfall (which wouldn't photograph very well so I've left them off this post.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Surround Yourself with Art

The theme for the September Challenge at Path Of Positivity is Surround Yourself with Art and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and Luna Girl.



I took this literally as I am surrounded by white walls - so surrounding myself with art canvasses breaks up some of the white!

I have used an image from Luna Girl from a collage sheet called Meet Me In Paris.



I also used some Dylusions Ink for the background.  The sentiment is from Papers and Prints.  I also added a flower embellishment from Rosie's Studio.  I inked the edges of both the image and sentiment with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Let It Snow

I'm a bit late for the start of September challenge at CHNC Extra.  Not sure where the past 24 hours disappeared to!




I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps - Snowman Fun Set 2




I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #513
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-513.html