Saturday, 31 May 2014

Bundle Of Joy

I don't have many baby cards in my stash as I seem to rarely use them.  However, it is good to have one or two on hand just in case. 



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Things with Wings
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-208-things-with-wings.html
2 Sisters - Baby
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2014/05/challenge-176-baby.html

I have used an image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry.  I have coloured the image with copic markers and added doodling around both the image and sentiment with Distress Marker - Tattered Rose.  I added a cream organza bow and some pale green rhinestones.

Christmas in June

It is time for a new challenge at CHNC challenge extra.  I chose an image that would be appropriate for this time of the year in many countries but is suitable for December in New Zealand.  For us, Christmas is in the height of summer.




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/copicchallenge/forum/topics/alcohol-markers-challenges-may-30-through-june-6
Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.co.nz/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html
CHNC - Three of something (pearls)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/chnc-challenge-179-3-of-something.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft.  I matted an offcut of this paper on to some glitter cardstock from DCWV and wrapped it with grosgrain ribbon to create an additional layer.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Rhoda's Design Studio and has been coloured to match the image.  I also added some pearls which I added colour to with copic marker B05.

Thinking of You

I have had to use so many sympathy cards lately that I start to colour with softer palettes!  I'm hoping that I don't have to send any more.  I'm not sure that I will use this one as a sympathy card though.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-208-anne-maries-sketch.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some metal (brad in lower left corner)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/chall-86.html
Sentimental Sunday - Things With Wings
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-208-things-with-wings.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft together with some offcuts from other cards.  I think all the offcuts may also be from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fred She Said and coloured with copic markers YG06, YG03, YG00, B000, YR02, YR00, Y02, Y23.  I have also used Distress Marker - Faded Jeans for the doodling around the image.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs.  I have also used a bracket shaped brad in the lower left hand corner of the card.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Let the beauty of nature feed your soul

Such a beautiful sentiment.  This card was inspired by a scene in an inspiration picture and here is my interpretation:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (hills and water)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/may-photo-inspiration-challengeenter.html

The paper is from Kaisercraft.  I matted the image using some glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured using copic markers.  I added a satin ribbon and bow to the card.

Attitude

Love this quote - and how it particularly applies to my two teenagers!  Particularly as one is starting to learn to drive as well.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (wheels)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/may-photo-inspiration-challengeenter.html

I have used a background paper that features a tyre on it!  The paper is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and have been coloured in copic markers.  I added some doodling with a Distress Marker and also added some black pearls.

A Day At the Beach

Probably not the best with the weather we have at the moment but something to look forward to in a few months time!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (water)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/may-photo-inspiration-challengeenter.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 210
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-210.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft together with a border from a different Kaisercraft paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E18, E15, BG13, BG000, Y02, E53.  I have also used some white mesh ribbon and some white pearls.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Crazy Frog

When I saw this image, I immediately thought of the Crazy Frog song.  I showed it to my daughter and she said the same thing!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Dilly Beans - Inspired by Song (Crazy Frog)
http://www.dillybeanschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/dilly-beans-new-challenge-based-on-song.html

I have used a background paper which I think comes from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Dilly Beans and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the frog eyes.  The button is from my stash and the pearls are white ones I bought recently which I coloured with copic marker YG06.

Magnolia Get Well card

As both my daughter and I are sick at the moment, I am inspired to make Get Well Cards - maybe in the hope that I can shake this cold!  I used a nice cheerful flower image:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Digi Haven - Spring Has Sprung
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/spring-has-sprung-challenge-sponsored.html
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/may-challenge.html

I have used a background paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic markers and then glitzed up a bit with some Stickles - Crystal.  I used a scallop circle die to cut the matting from peach coloured cardstock.  I have also used some lace and some pearls.

Darker Side

I'm not very good at doing "darker side" but thought I would give it a go.  I think I need way more practice!  The only thing dark about this is the colour - and even that has photographed lighter than it is!



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Darker Side
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/team-b-on-darker-side-ch89.html

I have used a dark grey background paper from Kaisercraft and added some black washi tape embellished with black pearls.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and matted on to black cardstock.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The lion and the lamb

I kept trying to come up with a witty sentiment for this image - but with a head cold, my brain isn't really functioning that well!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs - Progressive Challenge
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/2014/5/8/7th-freebie-design-digital-stamp-design-challenge

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background and sectioned it off using satin ribbon from Semco.  The image is from Gerda Steiner Designs and has been coloured in a mixture of copic markers and Distress Markers.  I have added a large button from my stash as an embellishment.

Happy Spring

When I think of spring colours, I automatically think of the bright yellows of daffodils:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-95-anything-goes.html
Digi Haven - Spring Has Sprung
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/spring-has-sprung-challenge-sponsored.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #91
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sketchie-free-for-all.html

I have used paper from an A4 paper pad I bought recently.  I couldn't resist when the whole pad consisted of yellows and oranges which are my two favourite colours.  Some of the patterns are a little large for cardmaking so I am not sure what I'll do with those ones yet.  The image that I have used is April Swings from Fresh Brewed Designs.  I have coloured her with copic markers Y06, E00, E43, E41, YR02, E15.  I added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Mustard Seed plus a corner "accent" using a yellow Gelato.  I have also added some yellow mesh ribbon and some narrow yellow satin ribbon.

Relax and Take a Little Time for Yourself

I love this sentiment as I think it is something we all need to do - and don't!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Red White and Blue
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/dtbst-230-color-it-patriotic.html


I have used a red polka dot paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and the sentiment from Bird's Cards.  I have added colour to both the image and sentiment using copic markers B000, B05, R17, R14, E00, R35, E43, E41 plus Distress Marker - Picket Fence on the cup.  I have also used Distress Marker - Festive Berries for the faux stitching, some blue and white lace and a white ribbon flower.

Tiffany

I love this Tiffany image:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Combo
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-260-22nd-of-may-colour-combo.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #91
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sketchie-free-for-all.html

I have used a background paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Milk Coffee and coloured with copic markers.  I have also used some red textured cardstock from DCWV, some red satin ribbon from Semco, some red mesh ribbon and a sentiment from Sans Designs.

Read Em Books

Bookmarks are always handy to have around - particularly as I keep losing them!


I am entering my bookmark into these challenges:
Meljens Designs - Bookmark
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-211-bookmarks.html
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Combo
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-260-22nd-of-may-colour-combo.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (plaid and western)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/pinspirational-challenge-109.html

I have used a paper from Trimgym for the background of this bookmark.  I used a Spellbinder die to cut the rounded corners and the image.  The image is from Meljens Designs Studio and has been coloured to match the background paper.  I added some letters cut with a Memory Box die.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Marshal

A birthday card for a boy:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Combo
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-260-22nd-of-may-colour-combo.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (plaid and western)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/pinspirational-challenge-109.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #91
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/sketchie-free-for-all.html

I have used papers from Trimgym for this card.  The matting is grey cardstock.  I used a grey satin ribbon as well.  The image is from Oak Pond Creations and coloured with copic markers Y06 and B29.  I also added a sentiment from Sans Designs.

I just wanna cheer.....

..Let's hear it for the boy.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
A Song in your  He{ART}  - Let's Hear it for the Boy
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/2014/05/a-song-in-your-heart-challenge-7.html
QKR Stampede - CAS
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-89-clean-simple.html


I have used a banner paper from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured using copic markers.  I typed the sentiment out on the computer and then added some doodling around the edge of the image using Distress Marker - Chipped Sapphire.

Over The Moon

I don't seem to have many baby cards in my stash so decided to make one with neutral colours:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - CAS
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-89-clean-simple.html
2 Sisters Challenge - Baby
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2014/05/challenge-176-baby.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad - not sure which one.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers Y02, Y000, G02, G000.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry and I felt it was perfect for this image!  I have also added some cream coloured grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.

The Sky's The Limit

I found this wonderful image as a freebie for May at Digi Stamp Boutique:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 15
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/digi-stamp-boutique-ssw2-15.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-95-anything-goes.html

I have used up some more of my rather large scrapbooking paper stash.  I bought a lot of paper packs when I was scrapping some of my photos and still have a lot of them left (still have a lot of photos to scrap too!).   I used some satin ribbon from Semco that I bought recently.  Matting is kraft cardstock from Rosies Studio.  Colouring of the Digi Stamp Boutique image is with copic markers B32 and E47.  I added some glossy accents to the windows of the helicopter.  The faux stitching has been done with Distress Marker - Vintage Photo.  I also added two small blue buttons from my stash.

Here is the sketch that I followed:

What's cooking?

A card combining spots and food:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper - Spots and/or Stripes (spots)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-178.html

I have used a background paper from Dees Designs.  The image and sentiment also from Dees Designs and have been matted on to glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image was coloured with copic markers.

Dream

This week I came across another challenge I hadn't found before and decided to give it a go - particularly as this week is "Anything Goes".  A bit last minute as I have been unwell all day - feels like razor blades in my throat and I'm awfully tired!  Anyways, I did complete it:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/2014/05/21/challenge-30-anything-goes/
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some metal
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/chall-86.html

I have used an elegant paper from Kaisercraft.  I am loving the fact that many of their paper pads have a number of elegant papers in them.  The image is from The Stamping Chef and has been coloured with copic markers R02, E00, E18, E15, G02, G000.  I added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Scattered Straw.  I have also added a metal brad with the word "Dream" and some pearls. 

Cavalier

I have had a throat that feels as though it is full of razor blades and feeling quite tired - so my post titles aren't that creative tonight!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Charming
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-159-charming-use-charm-on.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - All Things Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/ohhh-so-cute.html

I have used a paper from a pet themed matstack by DCWV.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and has been coloured with copic markers E43, E41, YR23.  I added some dots around the edge of the heart die-cut using Stickles - Orange Peel and then rubbed some across the other side of the heart before adding a large pearl on top.  I have used a metal heart charmed attached using some bakers twine.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Ladybug Border

A red black and white colour scheme and a CAS style:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (ladybugs)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/pinspirational-challenge-108.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - All Things Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/ohhh-so-cute.html
QKR Stampede - CAS
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-89-clean-simple.html

I have used an image from Eureka Stamps for this card.  I coloured the image using copic marker R35 and then added Glossy Accents.  The image is matted onto red glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I have also added some red and black washi tape (some flowers for the ladybugs!) and some tiny red pearls.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Christmas Camel

Back to alliteration again - I just couldn't resist!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Sketch
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-116-sketch.html
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Monthly Progressive Challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/monthly-christmas-challenge-may-2014.html
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-92-anything-goes.html

I have used a background paper from MME.  I cut a triangle and embossed it using a music embossing folder.  The image is from the Progressive Challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and has been coloured with copic markers with a touch of Stickles - Gold.  I die cut using a beaded circle die and embellished the beaded parts with rhinestones.  I have added some pacifica style embellishments in the top right of the card.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Candy Cane Anneke

I'm really pleased with this card:



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/05/19/i-heart-card-sketches-wa-twist-no-67/
Papertake Weekly Challenge - All Things Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/ohhh-so-cute.html


I have used a combination of the sketch and twist this week.  The background is an embossing folder.  I added some red mesh ribbon, the lovely image from From The Heart Stamps and some red buttons from my stash.  I coloured the image using copic markers and then added Stickles - Crystal to the hat, dress and boots trim.

My BINGO line I : No DP + Buttons + Embossing





This is the sketch I followed:

Friday, 23 May 2014

Ladybug Ladybug

I had almost finished this card and then went in to a shop and saw some little wooden pegs with ladybugs on them.  Decided to see if I could actually detach the ladybug from the peg so I could use them for different projects.  Fortunately, it worked!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/05/lacy-sunshine-challenge-33-anything-goes.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (ladybug)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/pinspirational-challenge-108.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Things with Wings
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-77-things-with-wings.html
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-207-louises-sketch.html

I have used a background paper with a look of crumpled paper - I think it is from Kaisercraft but can't be totally sure.  The red papers on the top are from Kaisercraft and matted with red cardstock.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and coloured with copic markers.  I tried to get her dress to mimic a ladybug.  I have also added a leafy die cut from pink cardstock using a Memory Box die.

A wolfish Birthday Card

I have gone with a very masculine feel for this card:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Cards For Men
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-85.html
Ruby's Rainbow - Animals
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/ch79-animals.html
Eureka Stamps - Birthdays
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/eureka-stamps-challenge-90-birthdays.html

I have used a safari paper from DCWV for the background and then added some strips of wood effect washi tape over the top.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic markers E43, E41, W3, W0, YG09, YG06.  The sentiment is from Limited Runs.

Buzzing By to say Thank You

This cute bear bee is flying by to say Thank You:


I am entering my Thank You card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Stripes + Button + Ribbon)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/may-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 210
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-210.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Cards For Men
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-85.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - All Things Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/ohhh-so-cute.html

I have used a couple of papers from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and then I added some Stickles - Crystal to the wings.  I have also used some glittery ribbon from American Crafts - this is much thicker than the glitter tape that I had bought previously so gives more texture.  I have also used three buttons from my stash.


Hi

A funky flower and some ladybirds saying Hi!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Flowers
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturdayscarpbookingchallenge/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-may-17-may23-flowers
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Ribbon + Flowers + Kraft)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/may-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 210
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-210.html
Sentimental Sundays - Funky Flowers
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-207-funky-flowers.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Things with Wings (ladybugs)
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-77-things-with-wings.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use some ribbon
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-10-use-some-ribbon.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (ladybug)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/pinspirational-challenge-108.html

I have used a kraft paper background from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and then highlighted with Stickles - Gold.  I have also used some red mesh ribbon, some red pearls, some red ribbon and some brown flowers.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Quiet Contemplation

After a few months of intense stress at work (and subsequently feeling constantly unwell!), I made the decision to take a break and try to recover.  I am now in the phase of quiet contemplation so this image definitely matches my current mood:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Mood
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-88-bit-moody.html


I have used an oriental themed paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is Quiet Contemplation from Delicious Doodles and has been coloured with copic markers R35, R32, R22, R20, E00, E43, E41.  I have also used some glitter tape from American Crafts and some pearls from Kaisercraft.

Holly and Berries

This card is full of holly and berries - image, paper, embellishments!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Holly and Ivy
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/holly-andor-ivy.html
CHNC - Festive Flowers
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/chnc-challenge-177-festive-flowers.html

I have used a Christmas paper from MME.  The embellishments have been cut from olive coloured glitter cardstock from DCWV using a set of dies from Spellbinders.  I further embellished one of them using an olive coloured pearl.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and then glossy accents added to the berries.

Dad

This image is just perfect for my Dad as he was a builder before his retirement a few years back.  My Dad is definitely a straight up no frills type person so I kept the embellishments to an absolute minimum!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch 65
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/sketch-65-qkr-stampede.html
Brown Sugar - Father's Day
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-94-fathers-day.html
QKR Stampede - Punch and/or Dies
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-88-punch-or-dies.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Cards For Men
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-85.html

I have used a background paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers.  I have also used some Peelcraft Stickers and die-cut some buttons from glitter cardstock using a Memory Box die.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Fantastic Floral Fantasy

I'm in the mood for alliteration! 

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Meljens Designs Studio - Floral Fantasy
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-210-floral-fantasy.html
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/sketch-69-by-claudia.html
Milk Coffee - Special Lady
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/mothers-dayspecial-lady-challenge.html

This card enabled me to use up some of my pink and purple coloured floral paper offcuts.  I went over the joins with some Peelcraft Stickers.  The image is from Meljens Designs Studio and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from Sans Designs.

White with a splash of red

I splashed my red on her hair!  Otherwise, I have kept to white (plus skin tone).

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - White plus splash of one other colour (red)
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/dtbst-229-white-with-splash.html

I have used a butterfly embossing folder to create the background.  I also used some white lace and white ribbon.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with Distress Marker - Picket Fence and highlighted with Stickles.  Unfortunately, the camera reflected on the Stickles a bit.  I also added a touch of Stickles to a couple of the butterflies in the background.  My splash of one other colour is red copics R59 and R46.

A cuppa for Mum on her special day

A nice cuppa and a little wrapped gift - or is it a small chocolate?


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Milk Coffee - Mum/Special Lady
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/mothers-dayspecial-lady-challenge.html

I have used a gingham paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Milk Coffee and has been coloured in copic markers R22, R20 and R000.  I used a Romantic Rectangles die to cut the image and an oval to cut the sentiment.  Both dies are from Spellbinder.  I used some pink cardstock for matting and added some large pink rhinestones.

Scarecrow


I had a bit of an issue with my DT card for the mid-way post for the challenge at Creative Bug on the Loose.  I didn't check that the image was still available in the shop - somehow he had escaped since I got him!  Anyway, I have used the scarecrow image:


There have been a couple of extra freebies added to the store, so head on over to Creative Bug Digis and snag yourself one then enter the challenge at Creative Bug on the Loose.

I have used some neutral coloured background paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Creative Bug on the Loose but not currently available in store.  I coloured using copic markers.  I have added some orange mesh ribbon, some leaves cut from scrap pieces of green using a Marianne's die and three pale green rhinestones.


Jingle Bell Rock

Santa and Mrs Claus fitting in some dancing time in the midst of the busy season:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-259-15th-of-may-christmas.html
Nutcrafters - Numbers
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-68numbers.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Santa
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/may-challenge.html
ABC Christmas - Jolly Old Elf
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/j-for-jolly-old-elf.html

I have used a background paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME.  The image is from Nutcrafters and has been coloured with copic markers and then matted on to some red glitter cardstock.  The numbers have also been cut from glitter cardstock.  I added a satin ribbon printed with Merry Christmas.

Dancing Reindeer

Three reindeer celebrating Christmas with a dance (or are they celebrating finishing all the deliveries!)


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-259-15th-of-may-christmas.html
Kenny K Krafty Krew - Male
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-172-male.html
Christmas All Year Round - Reindeer
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/may-challenge.html

I have used a polka dot patterned paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME with washi tape added to top right and bottom left.  I added some green glittery mesh ribbon and then mounted up the image over this.  The image is from Kenny K and has been coloured with copic markers R59, E37, E35, E33, YR03, R14, YR06, Y06.  I matted using olive green textured cardstock from DCWV and also added some gold Christmas tree brads. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Spiral Tree

I love the difference in this tree image from many other Christmas Tree images:

 
I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-259-15th-of-may-christmas.html


I have used a background paper from MME for this card.  The image is from Digital Delight and has been coloured with copic markers. I added some printed ribbon across the top and bottom of the image.

Christmas Gift

Normally I would say that the worst challenge I could come across would be one involving paper piecing.  However, for some reason I decided to willingly paper piece this image - without a challenge pushing me in that direction!




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-259-15th-of-may-christmas.html
Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.co.nz/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-013-and-new-release-mothers.html

I have used three papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - at least two of them are from the previous months' Christmas Link Ups.  The image is from Sami Stamps.  I die-cut using a Spellbinder die.  I added some sparkly gold ribbon and bow around the card.
 

We Three Kings

It's time for another challenge at Incy Wincy Designs - actually it started yesterday and I just realised that I hadn't done the post yet!  The challenge is incorporating embossing and bling into your creation.  To find out more details head on over to Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog.

Here is my card for inspiration this week:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-259-15th-of-may-christmas.html

The card uses a digi from Dr Digi called We Three Kings.  I have coloured the image using copic markers.  The embossing folder is called Tuscany Tiles but I always think it looks like snowflakes and tend to use it with Christmas images.  The background paper is from a paper pad - Kaisercraft I think.  I have also added five rhinestones to the image.

Button Sunflowers

I thought I'd take a different approach with the image - adding buttons to the centres of the open sunflowers.  I'm quite pleased with the effect:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Buttons
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-85-button-bonanza.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft that has a sort of distressed look to it.  The image is from Little Miss Muffet and has been coloured with copic markers.  After colouring the centre of the flowers I decided to add some buttons over the top - you can see the original colour I used poking through the holes in the buttons!  I die cut using a Spellbinder die.  I have also used some wide mesh ribbon, a button and some twine.

Birthday Wishes to a very special friend

A special card for a special friend:


I am entering the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Lace and Pearls
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-214-pearls-and-lace.html
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-177.html
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/05/lacy-sunshine-challenge-33-anything-goes.html

I have used a lovely textured background paper from Kaisercraft.  The black bits remind me of a felt set I had when I was younger that I always liked to run my fingers across!  The lace is quite old - some that my grandmother had but hadn't used.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and coloured with copic markers before die-cutting with a Spellbinder Labels die.  I have added black pearls to both the image and sentiment.  I filled in the gaps between the pearls on the sentiment with some dots made by Distress marker - Black Soot.

Pink and Purple - All Girlie girl

I actually enjoyed creating this card - even though I'm not really a pink person.  Maybe all the purple helped!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Girlie Girl
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-158-girly-girl-card.html
Craft Your Passion - Lace and Pearls
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/challenge-214-pearls-and-lace.html

I have used a background paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and has been coloured with my copic markers with the bows highlighted with Stickles.  I die-cut using a Spellbinder Labels die and then faux stitched around the edge.  I have also used some lace, satin ribbon and two different sized pearls.

Monday, 19 May 2014

For A Friend

Winter is really trying to make it's mark here!  The days are getting cooler all the time.  As I write this it is nearly lunchtime and the fog hasn't lifted - can't see past the houses on the other side of the road!

I found a sweet image to use this week - and pulled some of the colours from the background paper.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/ssw2-14-and-broken-box-stock.html

I have used a background paper from my stash of scrapbooking papers.  The matting, glitter cardstock and gold card are all offcuts.  The image is from Broken Box Stock and has been coloured with copic markers E00, 100, G21, RV13. I have also added some narrow yellow ribbon, a white flower piece and a green pearl.

Here is the sketch I followed:

Triple Treat

This is the third of my "three of something" cards that I have created today.  This one features Three Daffodils:



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
PINspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration (flowers)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/pinspirational-challenge-107.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pretty Pastels
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/pretty-pastels.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Mother and Flowers
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/05/its-challenge-time.html

I have used a background paper from a paper pad - I'd be guessing as to the brand!  I printed out the image from LEJ Designs three times and then matted it onto pale yellow cardstock.  I used some lace and a flower from my stash - both have been there for a while!!  I embellished the flower with a pearl from Rosies Studio.