Saturday, 28 March 2020

Happy Birthday

The theme at Gecko Galz today is "Deco Dreams".  I found that I had a suitable paper in a paper pad.  The image isn't as clear as I would like.  It is one that I got from a Gecko Galz blog hop and it had been reduced in size on their blog.  When you enlarge the individual pictures to a workable size (in this case 8.5cm x 5.2cm), the clarity of the image is compromised.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Deco Dreams
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Always Fun Challenges - Birthday Wishes
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-155.html
Classic Design Challenge - March Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/classic-design-challenge-march-3.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I typed the sentiment on my computer using an Art Deco font called NiteClub.  Matting is black cardstock.  I added some small pearls to the four corners of the card.

Happy Birthday

Most of this card is using items out of my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  I have a separate box for digital papers, images and sentiments that I printed out some time ago and haven't used.  I think some of the images date back to when I had a week's holiday break when I printed out some images and took my markers with me.  Not all of them managed to be coloured and what was coloured hadn't made it on to a card.



I would like to enter:
Classic Design Challenge - March Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/classic-design-challenge-march-3.html
Patties Creations - Anything Goes
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-168.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-52.html
Always Fun Challenges - Birthday Wishes
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-155.html

I have used an offcut piece of a digital paper from My Grafico.  The image and sentiment are from Pattie's Creations.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons.   Matting is pink pearlescent paper.  I added a couple of dark pink pearls plus one light pink pearl as embellishments

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional theme is "Include a star or two or more"



I have used some offcut pieces of digital papers.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.


I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-806.html

Friday, 27 March 2020

Spring!

I created this card about a week ago but haven't got around to actually uploading it.  I'm battling a bad head cold at the moment - mainly nasal congestion - and I'm hit and miss with enthusiasm to do anything. 



I would like to enter:
Carlin Map Paradise - Sketch
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-20-maart.html
Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Beccy's Place.  The image is from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I die-cut a pennant.  I also added a flower embellishment which I sparkled with Wink Of Stella.

Merry Christmas

I started making this card for another challenge and then realised that it was Christmas Animals - not just Christmas.  Since I had started it, I decided to do a bit more work on it to fit the BINGO board at Catch The Bug



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (3 layers + Bugaboo Image + Christmas)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

For two of the layers, I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added pearls and glitter foam snowflakes as embellishments.

Relax & Take A Little Time For Yourself

That is something we all need to do at the moment.  I am spending a fair bit of my day either reading or crafting as both are relaxing for me.  That is, when I'm not trying to clear my blocked nose!

This card uses a previously printed digital paper and sentiment.  I am trying to conserve my printer ink through our lockdown by printing as little as possible.  I'm not sure how much printing I can get done out of the remaining ink.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Flowers of Spring
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-420-flowers-of-spring.html
Try Stamping On Tuesday - Sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-449.html

I have used a digital paper from My Grafico.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards.    I also used a couple of different ribbons in  similar colours.  I added three little flowers.

I followed the sketch at Try Stamping On Tuesday.



Hello Friend

Here is my second card for the March BINGO at Catch The Bug.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (No Designer Paper + Die/Punch + Distressed)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-52.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-237.html

I created the background with two different Distress Paints - Spiced Marmalade and Ground Espresso - to mimic the cat's stripes.   The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a Spellbinder die to cut the image.  I inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink and then mounted on chocolate brown cardstock.  The edge of the sentiment has been Distressed with scissor (couldn't find where I had put my Distressing Tool).  I also used some orange satin ribbon under the sentiment.

I followed the sketch at Feeling Sketchy: