Saturday, 31 January 2015

Love Always

A bit last minute with this progressive challenge this month - but at least I made it in time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Gerda Steiner - Progressive Challenge
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/2015/1/1/januarys-challenge-dachshund-in-love

I have used a paper from a paper pad called "Key To My Heart" by Kaisercraft.  The tag is also from the same paper pad.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  The image is the progressive challenge image from Gerda Steiner and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some ribbon through the ribbon slider (Spellbinders die) and some twine through the tag.

Winter Bliss

This image is so adorable and so fun to colour. 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Winter Bliss
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2015/01/winter-bliss-challenge-50.html

I have used a woodgrain effect paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I have also used some lace, pearls and a snowflake cut from glitter cardstock (DCWV) using a Spellbinders die.

Go Team

Very last minute with this card for the progressive challenge at Imagine That.  Besides the major internet problems I have had for the past two weeks (now fixed thankfully), I had a real struggle with this one.  We don't have American Football in this country so it stumped me a bit.  I decided to go with the team shirt and the flag and my son's swimming team as inspiration.  The colours are his club colours and I used a water themed paper.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Imagine That - Anything Goes with an Imagine That Digi
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/12/januarys-use-any-it-digi-challenge.html
Imagine That - Progressive Challenge for January
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/januarys-sotm-challenge-freebie.html
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-243-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The images are from Imagine That as part of the progressive challenge.  I coloured using copic markers.  The matting is yellow cardstock.  I also added three clear rhinestones to represent water droplets.

Let's Chill

I finally completed a card using the fourth image in the Deedee's Digis set for January. The pressure was on a bit to complete the cards with the internet hassles I've had being sorted a couple of days ago and having to try and catch up on e-mails etc!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Deedees Digi of the Month Challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/12/our-last-digi-of-month-challenge.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The paper has an embossed texture to it.  The image and sentiment are from Deedee's Digis and have been coloured with copic markers.  I also added Glossy Accents to the snowman.  The snowflake has been cut from glitter cardstock using a die that came free with a magazine.  I embellished the centre of the snowflake with a pearl.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

I have now created with three of the four images in the January Digi of The Month from Deedees Digis.  Hopefully, I can also compete the fourth one in time!



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Deedees Digi of the Month Challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/12/our-last-digi-of-month-challenge.html

I have used a black and grey harlequin print paper for the background.  I added some web ribbon over the top - just to prove it can be used for cards other than Halloween!!  The image and sentiment are from Deedee's Digis.  I inked the edge of the sentiment once die-cut using Black Soot Distress Ink.  The ribbon is a satin ribbon from American Crafts.  I also added some pearls that I coloured black with copic marker 100.

December

Not yet - but I have finally got around to creating my calendar page for December.  Now I only have to finish November and it is complete!



I would like to enter my calendar page into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes with a Beccy's Place image
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/january-challenge.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-january-28-2015

I have used a scrapbook paper - source unknown.  The image is from Beccy's Place and has been coloured with copic markers.  I followed the sketch at The Outlawz by adding some glitter ribbon from American Crafts and some dome stickers from KB.

Cast Your Cares Away


Another card using one of the images from the January Digi of the Month at Deedee's Digis.  I've also used a sketch for the designs.




I am entering my card into these challenges:
Deedees Digi of the Month Challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/12/our-last-digi-of-month-challenge.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-285.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - January
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

I have used a paper by Kaisercraft for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Deedee's Digis.  I coloured the image using copic markers C2, C0, B000, YG06, YG03, Y15, E41, Y28.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker.  I used some green self-adhesive gems and some olive green shoestring leather as embellishments.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Fishing for a Heart

A Valentines card with a difference!



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Deedees Digi of the Month Challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/12/our-last-digi-of-month-challenge.html
Brown Sugar - Valentines
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-130-valentines.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The paper has a bit of a foil effect to it.  The image is one from the set for the Deedees Digi of the Month Challenge.  I've printed out all four - not sure if I'll manage to complete a card with each of them or not!  I have matted with glitter cardstock from DCWV and also die-cut a heart from it with a Marianne's die.  The tag embellishment is a die-cut from the Kaisercraft pad - and then I tied a piece of twine through the hole.

Love You Beary Much

A beary Valentines card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Valentines
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-130-valentines.html
Kenny K - You Are Special
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-187-you-are-special.html
Just Inspirational Challenge - Bling and Bow
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/january-monthly-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a Valentines themed paper pad.  The image is from Kenny K and has been coloured with copic markers.  I used some red organza ribbon, some tiny red pearls and some white ribbon roses coloured with copic R46.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards.

Masculine Valentines


A more masculine Valentines card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Masculine
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/dtbst-265-its-raining-men.html
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges - Movie Inspiration
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-28-movie-inspiration.html



I have used a paper from a Valentines themed paper pad.  I also cut out one panel from the paper and matted this as an embellishment.  I used some brads as embellishments too.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  Matting is blue cardstock.

Some Bunny Loves You

I am having major issues with getting my internet re-connected after it was dis-connected in error.  I have access to internet for about half an hour or so - I'm getting some cards posted but I'm not sure that I will get to my e-mails.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Lia Stampz - Sketch
http://liastampz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-81-sketch.html

I will add some others later.

I have used a paper from a Valentines themed paper pad.  The image is from Lia Stampz and has been coloured with copic markers RV10, E53, E51, R59, R46.  I also added some Stickles to the tail.  I cut a panel of glitter cardstock from DCWV for behind the image.  I also used some ribbon that I found sitting in a box unused and a heart shaped button.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Let It Snow

I seem to have a bit of a monochromatic blue thing going on with my cards today:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - Ombre
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/take-three-january-club-kit-challnege.html
CRAFT Challenge - Recycling
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-295-22nd-of-january-recycling.html
Corrosive Challenge - Winter Blues
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-216-winter-blues.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from A Day For Daisies.  I used copic markers B99, B93, E00, B05, B000, Y06.  I used blue cardstock for matting and the snowflakes - the die is from Spellbinders.  I added a pearls to the centres of the snowflakes plus a few extra dotted around.  The bow is crafted from a piece of ribbon that came from my Christmas crackers in 2013 (and I still had it in my "recycled" box!).  The sentiment is from AJ's Digital.

Joy

I've been creating a lot of monochromatic blue cards recently - this time it is monochromatic red!  I also got to use up a left of piece of red too!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Sketches - Sketch 094 + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/01/19/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-94/
CHNC - Joy To The World
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/chnc-challenge-213-joy-to-world.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The red snowflake one is a left over piece from a paper pad by DCWV.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E35, E31, R59, R46, R35, R32, R000.  I added some Stickles to the wings to give them a bit of sparkle.  I matted with red cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I added a satin ribbon (the packet doesn't have a brand name on it) and some mesh ribbon.

Here is the inspiration board I followed:

Milk and Cookies and a Candy Apple

I'm sitting here crafting instead of having something to eat.  I must be hungry though as I've been inspired to create a food related card!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-284.html
Doodle Pantry - Milk and Buttons or Brads
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/ants-in-my-pantry-digital-challenge-1.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Get In Shape
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/get-in-shape.html


I have used a Milk and Cookies themed paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Doodle Pantry and is coloured with copic markers E35, R59, R46, YG06, YG03.  I also used some red and white lace from Sullivans, a couple of buttons, a flower and washi tape.  I added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker.

Oops!  I didn't read the challenge properly at Doodle Pantry and initially missed the bit where it said the image had to be about milk - and so I used a paper with a milk theme.  As I used a Doodle Pantry image, I have decided to link it up anyway so it gets seen!

CAS Ladybug Card

I haven't made a really CAS card for a while - but this image inspired me to create one this time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Colour Red
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-124-color-red.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-245-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a red card blank for this card.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic marker R14.  I matted on to black cardstock and then raised the image up using mount tape.  I added a sprinkling of black rhinestones on the diagonal.

Winter Blues

An almost monochromatic card featuring blues with a touch of brown and cream.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-245-always-anything-goes.html
The East Wind Challenge - Winter Blues
http://www.theeastwind.com/2015/01/challenge-23-winter-blues.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Get In Shape
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/get-in-shape.html

I have used a snowflake patterned paper by Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from The East Wind and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E35, E31, B99, B93, B05, B000, B29, B24.  I used some glitter cardstock from DCWV for the matting and the snowflake.  The snowflake die is from Spellbinders.  I also added some satin ribbon from American Crafts and some pearls and rhinestones.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Beary Happy Birthday

After having no internet for most of the week I wasn't sure that I would complete all the cards for this challenge.  But this is the last one for the week - so I made it!  I have gone with the Animal Crackers Recipe - Bear plus Liquid Pearls plus Stickles (couldn't resist using both!)



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebrations


I have used a birthday themed paper from Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo and called Bobblehead Greetings - Beary Birthday.  I coloured with copic markers and matted with lavender coloured cardstock.  I added some liquid pearls to the card and some Stickles to the bear's hat.

Clowning Around

Young children love clowns and bright colours so I've combined the two for this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-thursday.html

I have used a brightly patterned paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is called Clown Around - Rings and I couldn't find the link to the sentiment.  I coloured with copic markers E00, B05, YG06, Y06, YR07.  I used some orange metallic paper for the off-set matting.  I added some clear stars alongside the clown image.

Over The Hill

What a great sentiment to give someone a laugh on their birthday!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-wednesday.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image and sentiment are both from Stella Birthday - Over The Hill from Bugaboo Stamps.  I die-cut using some pretty rectangle dies from Spellbinders.  The colouring of the image is with copic markers YG06, YG03, E00, BG15, BG13, YR23, B99, C2, C0.  I also added some Glossy Accents to Stella's glasses.  The grosgrain ribbon is from Francheville.  The flower is a white ribbon rose which I coloured with copic marker YR23 to match the flower in the image.
 

Cupcake Sprinkles

I love a treat of a favourite food on my birthday.  My very own cupcake will suit me just fine - particularly if it is a Red Velvet Cupcake with sprinkles on it!



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebrations
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-tuesday.html

I have used a doily patterned paper from Kaisercraft for this card as I thought it went well with the cupcake (reminds me of a tablecloth).  The image and sentiment are both from Bugaboo Stamps.  The sentiment is Happy Birthday Sentiment and the image is Cupcake - Sprinkles.  I used copic markers to add colour to both the image and sentiment.  I also added some lace from Sullivans.  The colours follow the colour palette for the challenge.

Eat More Cake

This isn't the image usually associated with this sentiment - but I think they are a great match!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebrations
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-monday.html

I have used a glittery paper from Kaisercraft that has a real party feel to it.  The image are sentiment are both from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is Dottie - Cake and the sentiment comes from Stella Birthday - Eat More Cake.  I have coloured with copic markers.  I used pink cardstock for matting and added some banner patterned satin ribbon from American Crafts.

Belated Snails Birthday

This is such an appropriate card for me to create!  I am really bad at getting birthday cards mailed in time - easy to blame it on snail mail though!

My delay in getting this blogged however is due to a lack of internet for the past 4-5 days.  Now I am on catch-up again!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-sunday.html

I have rotated the sketch for this challenge to suit my image.  The paper I used comes from Kaisercraft.  The matting is some I have had sitting in a box for a while - just loose sheets.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and called Snails - Belated Birthday.  I added three buttons tied with bakers twine.  I had a bit of trouble threading through the twine as it kept separating but persistence paid off! 

Hope Your Day Is Just Ducky

Edit - I drafted this post and saved it.  Then I lost my internet connection which I have only just got back.  So, apologies for the late posting - but you do still have time to enter this challenge!

Time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week our theme is "Easel Cards".  This is one style that I enjoy creating but don't do very often.  This week we are sponsored by Dr Digi.
I used a great image from Dr Digi called Scaredy Duck:



You can see some more inspiration using stamps from Dr Digi Here.


As well as the image from Dr Digi, I have used a sentiment from Create with TLC which is matted with green cardstock from Rosie's Studio and then raised up using mounting tape. The paper is from Rosie's Studio and matches the fun image and sentiment.  I also coloured some white ribbon roses with a copic marker to match the duck, added a satin ribbon bow and some bling in various colours.

Monday, 19 January 2015

New School Year

We are only a couple of weeks away from the start of a new school year!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Ribbon, Lace and Pearls
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-93-ribbon-lace-and-pearls.html
Ike's World - Something Old Something New
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/ikesworld-challenges-return-challenge.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Its All New
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/its-all-new.html
Sentimental Sundays - New Beginnings
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-242-new-beginnings.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad I bought recently from Kaisercraft.  THe image is from Ike's WOrld.  I have also used some lace that I have had for a long time.  The ribbon is from American Crafts and the pearls from ROsie's Studio.  The sentiment is from Sugar Paw Scraps

New Baby Girl

I've combined two challenges sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy for this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Ribbon, Lace and Pearls
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-93-ribbon-lace-and-pearls.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Shades of Pink
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/january-12-2015-color-challenge-1
Clear It Out Challenge - Pink and Pink Things
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/01/challenge-time.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/ag-ch-16.html
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - BINGO (Flowers + FREE (tag) + Two Layers or More)
 http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-108-bingo.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - It's All New
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/its-all-new.html
Sentimental Sundays - New Beginnings
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-242-new-beginnings.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad I bought recently from Kaisercraft.  I layered up the lace, ribbon and flower and then raised the tag over this.  The tag is also from the same paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and has been coloured with copic markers and then die-cut with a Spellbinder die.  I also added some pink and white twine to the tag and some pearls to the card.





Sunday, 18 January 2015

Forgot the Twist!

But fortunately it is optional!  I did use the colours though.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 093
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/01/12/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-93/sketch093/
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (snow)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pinspirational-challenge-131.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-294-15th-ofjanuary-christmas.html
CHNC - Upcycle, recycle, repurpose, free
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/chnc-challenge-212-upcycle-recycle-re.html
Completely Christmas - Make It Cute
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/17-january-challenge-46-atg-with-twist.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Cute
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-120.html


I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  I also used some left over pieces from other cards for the circle, horizontal strip and the pennant.  This cute snowman image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers RV06, RV02, B05, V15 plus I added some Stickles - Star Dust.


Here is the inspiration board (of which I used sketch + colours):




Birthday Clown

It is time for another week long challenge at Catch The Bug - and I'm joining in.  This time the theme is Birthday.  The first challenge is a BINGO one and I chose the line Scallops + Stripes + Clown.  When stuck for inspiration, I love to use a sketch:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 5th Birthday Celebration (Day 1)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/5th-birthday-celebration.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-283.html


I have used a striped paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers E00, YR07, Y06, RV06, B05, R17.    I used some offcut pieces of striped cardstock to create the banners (using a Spellbinder die).  I used pink cardstock to mat the banners, and yellow and orange metallic paper to mat the image.  I also added some raffia and some glitter domes.



It's cold outside

I wish it was a bit colder!  We have 95% humidity at the moment and it is sticky!  It's nice to create a card with snow on it!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-123-baby-its.html
Love To Create - Add Snowflakes (snowflake border)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-149-add-snowflakes.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (snowflake)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pinspirational-challenge-131.html

I have used a paper from Bo Bunny for the background. The snowflake border is a Memory Box die which I cut from metallic paper.   The image is from Eureka Stamps.  I left the image uncoloured and added Stickles to the snow.  I also used some pearls in the snowflake border and as a corner accent.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Christmas Time

We are mid-way through the first challenge of 2015 at The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up.  This month we have an optional theme of "Father Time" for you.  You don't have to use the theme but if you do you are in with a chance of winning the prize from this month's sponsor:



I have used a paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles to represent time.  The image that I have used comes from our sponsor Limited Runs and is called Kitty with Ornament.


I managed to use my favourite colours of orange and yellow to create a non-traditional Christmas Card.  I coloured this cute kitty with copic markers and then added some Stickles to the bow.    The sentiment is also from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I die-cut the sentiment and then inked the swirly bits with Distress Ink.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Limited Runs Customer Gallery
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/p/customer-gallery.html

Friday, 16 January 2015

May is now complete

After this page, I only have two more months to complete - November and December!



I would like to enter my page into these challenges:
Open Minded Crafting Fun - New Year Resolutions (to finish this calendar!)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-27-new-years-resolutions.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/ag-ch-16.html

I have used a stencil and Distress Ink Pads to create the background.  The images are from Lia Stampz and have been coloured with copic markers.  I added some sequins that have been lying around in my stash for quite a long time!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Winter Wonderland in Pink

I have two of these papers - one in blue and this one in pink.  I use the blue one ALOT but this one not so much.  I decided it was time I created another card with this one!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Baby It's Cold Outside
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-121-baby-its.html
Eureka Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-123-baby-its.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Pink and Pink Things
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/01/challenge-time.html
PINspirational Challenge - Snowflake
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pinspirational-challenge-131.html
Love To Create - Add Snowflakes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-149-add-snowflakes.html

I have used a pink snowflake patterned paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers E00, RV23, RV21, E35, E31, E43, W3, W0 plus some Glossy Accents on the hat trim.  The snowflakes have been cut from some pieces of pink paper from a Scrap Pack that I have had for ages.  I added pink pearls from Rosie's Studio to the centres.

Winter Wonderland

It is time to start our first challenge of 2015 at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.   For this challenge, the theme is Winter Wonderland.  To see my fellow team members inspiration cards click here


I have used some snowy looking background paper from Creativ.  The image and sentiment are both from Scribbles Designs.  The image is called Snowy Kisses and the sentiment is Let It Snow Quote.  I used some snowman themed satin ribbon from American Crafts across the bottom of the card.  The snowflake is a die from Spellbinders which I cut from glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I then added a pearl to the centre.  Colouring is with copic markers B00, C0 and I also used some Stickles.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Winter Sparkle
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-241-winter-sparkle.html
CHNC - Inspired by Christmas Song/Carol - Frosty The Snowman
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/chnc-challenge-211-inspired-by.html
Love To Create - Add Snowflakes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-149-add-snowflakes.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Snowflake)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pinspirational-challenge-131.html
QKR Stampede - Baby It's Cold Outside
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-121-baby-its.html

Trying Something New

I finally have had a bit of time to sit down and read through some crafting magazines.  I found a technique that I wanted to try in one of them - weaving.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - New Technique
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/in-with-new-out-with-old-ch-112-try.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - It's All New
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/its-all-new.html


I have used some papers from a scrapbook paper pad.  The weaving is done with one that is double sided.  I turned the darker one by a quarter turn so that the lines on it were vertical rather than horizontal.  The background (which you can only just see) is another sheet from the same paper pad.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and coloured with copic markers to match the paper.  I matted with cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Awesome

This sentiment matched the colour combo of the challenge at Brown Sugar - but more than that I feel it works with these two girls.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Pink and Red
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-128-pink-red.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Include some Pink
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-119.html
Fitztown - Patterned Paper
http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/january-67-anything-goes-with-optional.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Pinks and Pink Things
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/01/challenge-time.html


For the background of this card I used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from a different paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fitztown and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a fancy die from Spellbinders to cut out the image.  I also added some ribbon roses and some small pink rhinestones. Oh and a touch of Stickles to the girl's wings.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Second Calendar Page

This is the second of the two calendar pages I worked on today.  This one was a bit more of a challenge to find flat embellishments for - they need to be flat for the style of calendar I'm decorating!

I would like to enter my calendar page into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Not A Card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-293-8th-of-january-not-card.html

The striped paper is a scrapbook one that has been sitting in my stash (for ages!).  The image is from Dr Digi and has been coloured in brightly coloured copic markers to match the background.  I added a glitter zig-zag strip and a pre-printed die-cut from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  I just thought the sentiment went so well with this image!

Calendar Page

I am now hopeful of finishing my calendar before too much longer!  I have completed two more months today - this is the first of those:



I would like to enter my calendar page into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Not a Card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-293-8th-of-january-not-card.html

Both the image and the starry background paper are from Spyders Corner.  I coloured the image with copic markers YG09, YG06, G17, G14, W3, W0, YR07, Y06.  I added some torn paper strips as ground and edged them with Distress Ink- Vintage Photo.  I also added a butterfly sticker and some die-cuts from the back of a Kaisercraft paper pad.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Stocking Boy

I decided to work with traditional colours for this one.  I found I had an offcut of striped chevron paper which work well with the green paper.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-and-bugaboo.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/a-is-for-anything-christmas-optional.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/january-challenge.html
CHNC - Inspired by Christmas Song (Santa Claus is coming to town)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/chnc-challenge-211-inspired-by.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft together with an offcut of a paper from MME.  The image is AKV Christmas - Stocking Boy from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured with copic markers and had some glitter using Stickles - Star Dust.  I added two red buttons from a embellishment pack from Teresa Collins and some white pearls.  Matting is red cardstock.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Colour Challenge

This week we have a colour challenge for you at Incy Wincy Designs.  The colour palette and details of the challenge can be found here.

The sponsor this week is:


http://www.aurella-art.com/store.html



Here is my card using the colours and an image called Fantasy Art - Autumn Fairy Fox Stamp - Cheyanna.

As well as this delightful image, I have used some patterned paper.  I matted using purple metallic paper.  I also added some green grosgrain ribbon and some pink ribbon roses.  Colouring is with copic markers and I also added some Stickles to her wings.

Baby Girl

This cute image was just perfect for a New Baby Girl card.  It also enabled me to use up some left-over pieces of patterned paper.  I managed to work together three challenges all sponsored by Lacy Sunshine too.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenge - Lacy and Window
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/team-b-with-lacy-sunshine-whoopsi-daisy.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/01/its-challenge-time-yahoo.html
Lacy Sunshine - Sparkly and New
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2015/01/challenge-49-sparkly-and-new.html

I have used two half sheets of paper from a paper pad called "Bundle of Joy" from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and coloured with copic markers E00, RV23, RV21, RV13, RV10, E43.  The window has been cut from bright pink cardstock and then sparkled with some Stickles - Star Dust.  I cut a strip of lace in half and used each half top and bottom of the window.  The window is raised up above the image for depth.  I also added some crocheted flowers (bought like that as I can't crochet!) and some pearls.


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Let It Snow

I have gone with a brighter colour palette than I normally use for snow themed cards - mainly driven by my only available textured paper.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
From The Heart Sketches - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/01/05/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-92/
From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/01/03/free-stamp-of-the-month-january-2015/
Brown Sugar - Pink and Red
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-128-pink-red.html

I have used a textured paper from my stash.  The pink pieces are offcuts of papers from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image and sentiment are from From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and I also added Stickles to the hat.

I have ended up using some of the colours of the colour palette - but not intentionally this time.  The only textured paper I could find matched the colours!  Here is the inspiration board I worked from:


Snowman and Snowflakes

When the challenge at Eureka Stamps called for Snowman or Snowflakes, I couldn't decide which of these lovely images to use - so I used both!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Snowman/Snowflakes
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-122-snowman-or.html
CHNC - Inspired by Christmas Song or carol (Frosty The Snowman)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/chnc-challenge-211-inspired-by.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/january-challenge.html


I have used a white card blank which I edged with copic marker B00.   Both images have been coloured with a touch of B00 and BG000 with some highlighting with Stickles.  I added some white mesh ribbon between the two images and raised up the snowman image.   I also added three blue bling.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Hippie Chick

I just had to use this retro paper for this image!



I would like to enter my card into these challneges:
One Stitch At A Time - Stitching
http://www.onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.de/2014/12/challenge-227.html

I have used a paper form Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps.  Colouring is copic markers.  I have also used washi tape and a heart embellishment.

Button Up

I couldn't resist adding heaps of buttons to this card when they matched the paper and image so well.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Button Up
http://www.theeastwind.com/2015/01/challenge-22-button-up.html

I have used a floral paper from a paper pad.  I added some lace from Sullivans to which I added some tiny pearls.  The image is from The East Wind and has been coloured with copic markers.  I fussy cut the image so I could cut away the balloons.  I also added some flower shaped buttons and a few more tiny pearls dotted around.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Turkey Blessings

A turkey image in non-traditional turkey colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Palette
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-292-1st-of-january-colour.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Birds
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/friday-coloring-challenge-january-2nd-8th

I have used a paper from Trimgym.  The mage is from Karen's Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  I used textured cardstock from DCWV for the matting.  I also used some matching ribbon from Francheville and some flower and butterfly shaped buttons.