Sunday, 7 August 2022

Butterfly Spanner Card

 I have two photos of this card as I didn't think the first photo shows the workings of the card.

I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - S is for ...

I have followed a tutorial for a Spanner Panel Card at Butterfly Challenge.

I used all the elements of the wheel.

I used digital papers from Lozzy.  The Spanner element is acetate to which I added some butterfly stickers.


Dance A Little Every Day

We are at the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge for August at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs.

I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Tango.

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The sentiment is from Tiddly Inks.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a die-cut rose and coloured the cut out areas with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Dies and/or Punches

Sheepski Designs - Anything Goes

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring

Sponsor Details:

Sheepski Design Shop

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Purple Penguins

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "Include A Penguin".  I had this trio of penguins printed out in my Awaiting Crafting box so this was a good opportunity to showcase them:

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Dilly Beans.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:

Sweet Stampers - Christmas In July

Wednesday, 3 August 2022


The sketch that I followed for this card was a good one for using up some smaller pieces of patterned paper.

I would like to enter:

Le'Ann's World - August Challenge

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch

I have used an embossing folder to create the background.  I added two pieces of patterned paper (hexagon paper is fromt Little Scraps of Heaven, polka dot is from Bearly Mine Designs).  The image is from Le'Ann's World.  Colouring is with copic markers.

This is the sketch that I followed:

Tuesday, 2 August 2022


 I had a lot of difficulty with this card which I'll explain below.

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Challenge - Monday Sentiment - Hello

The idea with this card was to die-cut the same image twice.  The first one was to be coloured on either the front or reverse and "printed" on to the card front.  The second one is coloured in the same materials and then added to the front of the card once dried.  There should be a shadowy print in the background.  The first time I did this I couldn't see the "printed" die cut at all.  This one is the second attempt and is only marginally better.  As we didn't have a video tutorial to follow and I'm a very visual learner, I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong.  I don't do well following written instructions as you can see.  If you look very very closely at the card you may be able to make out the "print".

I also added a sentiment from an adhesive chipboard sheet.

For You Friend

It is time for the reveal of the cards sent during the month of June by the Card Chain Challenge participants.  I sent my card to Joanne in CT.

These were the prompts for July

I have followed the sketch and the colours.  I also used the bird and friendship themes as well as the "something a friend sent you' and the stitches appear around the message on the inside of the card.

The birds are coloured digi images from Blackberry Jelly and the sentiment is by From The Heart Stamps.  The check piece in the background was sent to me by another CCC participant some time ago.  Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of who sent it to me.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Open Challenge - August Challenge

Lia in Netherlands sent me a card in July but as I am currently away from home, I don't know whether it has arrived or not.  I don't want to ruin the surprise by looking at the card before I receive it so I haven't included it here.

Monday, 1 August 2022

December Journal

 We are at the start of the August Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month, the optional twist is Celebrate Your Creative Self By Making Something Special For You.

I have myself a Journal for the month of December.  At this stage, I haven't added anything on to the rings as I still need to work on the pages inside the journal.   There will be places to add some photos, receipts, meal plans, etc. - basically anything to do with December 2022.

I have used chipboard to create the front and back covers.  I added some patterned paper from Uniti.  The image is from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from a paper pad.  I have several bits from the back of paper pads (sentiments, tags, borders, etc) that I am going to try and use in this project.  I added puff sticker letters to spell out DEC.  I also added a foam glitter tree and a 3D embellishment.

I followed a tutorial for a December Daily by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - August Challenge

Winter Wonderland - From Our Gnome To Yours

Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas In July