Monday, 29 February 2016

Simply Christmas

I have added very little in the way of embellishments to the card:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
 http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-49.html
ABC Christmas - D is for Don't overdo it
 http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/d-for-dont-overdo-it.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-266.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/chnc-challenge-270-use-sentiment.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers and glittered with Stickles.  I matted the image using some red cardstock.  I also added some christmas washi tape and a christmas sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Joyful Wishes

I have managed to have a week that was so busy that I didn't even get to check out new challenges.  As a result, the one at Eureka Stamps which I generally participate in every week had two hours left to run.  Fortunately, my mojo was right there and I managed to create this card in under two hours:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Tic Tac Toe
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-181-tic-tac-toe.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/chnc-challenge-270-use-sentiment.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - February
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (tree)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/pinspirational-challenge-159.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I then used a piece of embossed cardstock from a paper pad by Craft Smith and wrapped some bakers twine around it.  I added a strip of washi tape.  I had intended to run a piece the full length but then the piece of washi tape ripped so I decided to add the ripped piece as more of a funky element.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and glittered with Stickles - Star Dust.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker (Peeled Paint).  The sentiment is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I managed to use elements from three different paper pad brands for this card.

My tic tac toe line is Twine + Embossing + Washi Tape

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Simple and Elegant

I was aiming for a simple elegance with this card:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-351-18th-of-february-christmas.html
A Day For Daisies - Add a touch of wood
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/take-two-february-2016-club-kit.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The images are from A Day For Daisies and are coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some red cardstock.  I added a layered embellishment - the bottom layer is foam, the plaid layer is wood and the top layer is a button.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Cookies for Santa

I pulled out a few items that have been languishing in my stash for some time to create this Christmas card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/AG-NO-73.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Food related digi + plaid paper
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/its-challenge-time.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-351-18th-of-february-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad from 2013 by MME.  The image is from Kenny K Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.

Summery Sweet Stuff

Nothing nicer on a hot summer's day than ice-cream!  We are currently experiencing warmer summer temperatures again after a week of slightly cooler weather.  Time to enjoy ice-cream again!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Sweet Stuff
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/freshly-brewed-challenge-sweet-stuff.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/AG-NO-73.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pink ribbon roses and some pink pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Paper Pieced Puss

I don't do alot of paper piecing as I find the fussy cutting frustrating.  This image wasn't too bad to fussy cut.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-299-always-anything-goes.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/tuesday-morning-sketches-339.html
Sami Stamps - Paper Piecing
http://www.samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/new-release-sweethearts-and-sami-stamps.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft along with two digital papers from Computer Scrapbook which I used in the layering and also the paper piecing.  The image is from Sami Stamps.  I matted with some cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Lacy Christmas

Lacy Sunshine that is - not a hint of lace anywhere!  A more traditional Christmas card this time:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/team-color-your-world-inspiration-feb.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes + Twine
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-time.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-265.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-351-18th-of-february-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad from Craft Smith.  I also used a pre-embossed paper from another paper pad by Craft Smith.  I used red cardstock for matting.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some red, white and green bakers twine and some red pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Christmas Wishes

I kept this one fairly simple - and stuck pretty much to the sketch.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Blue
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/chnc-challenge-268-colour-blue.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes + Twine
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-time.html
Catch The Bug - Keep It Simple
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/february-theme-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-403.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-351-18th-of-february-christmas.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Silver Bells".  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers B000, B02 and B05.  I added some faux stitching with Distress Marker - Salty Ocean.  I also used some blue and white bakers twine.

100% All Natural Christmas Spirit

I'm on a bit of a roll today.  I have managed to have quite a bit of crafting time and finished off four cards that I had started!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Blue
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/chnc-challenge-268-colour-blue.html
From the Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/02/15/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-139/
CRAFT - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-351-18th-of-february-christmas.html

I have used three papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Silver Bells" - two of the papers were used for the pennants behind the image.  The image and sentiment are from From The Heart Stamps and have been coloured with copic markers with Stickles - Star Dust added. 


This is the sketch and twist that I followed:

Blue Snowman

Shades of blue for this christmas card.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Blue
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/chnc-challenge-268-colour-blue.html
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/february-challenge.html

I didn't use any patterned paper on this card.  The background is from a pad of cardstock that I have had for a while and not used!  I embossed a piece of textured cardstock from a paper pad by Craft Smith using a dots embossing folder.  The satin ribbon is from the bargain purchase I made about 11 months ago when I was visiting my daughter.  The image is from Beccy's Place and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some doodling with Distress Markers.

Kitty Christmas

I'm back to making non-traditional Christmas cards!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Blue
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/chnc-challenge-268-colour-blue.html
Eureka Stamps - Feathers and/or Fur (fur)
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-180-feathers-fur.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Silver Bells".  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I used a die from Nellie's Multi Frames to cut the image.  I added some Stickles - Waterfall to the border and the image.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Friends are the flowers......

...in the garden of Life.  Such a wonderful quote.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Add Flowers
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-3-add-flowers.html


The paper that I have used is a digital paper from Create with TLC.  I am not sure of the source of the sentiment.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and is coloured with copic markers and the wings glittered with Stickles - Star Dust.  I fussy cut the image and added it to the background.  I also added some flowers.

Yummy Yummy Pizza

A great birthday card for a pizza lover!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Yummy Yummy
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-178-yummy-yummy.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-299-always-anything-goes.html
Eureka Stamps - Feathers and/or Fur
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-180-feathers-fur.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Provocraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers YR04, YR02, Y02, R14, E15.  I also added Glossy Accents to the teeth and eyes.  The matting is white cardstock inked with Distress Ink - Tea Dye.  I also used a large pearl from Rosies Studio, some mesh ribbon, washi tape, buttons and a corner embellishment cut from some patterned paper using a Tattered Lace die.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Love

I wasn't going to create another Valentines card - but I received the latest Treasure Chest that I had ordered and it had alot of Valentines stuff in it:



I have used a paper from the paper pad which is by American Crafts plus I also used the Love tag and washi tape which is on the right of the picture.




The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the heart.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Heart
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/freshly-brewed-challenge-hearts-201606.html
Winter Wonderland - Have a Heart
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/have-heart-12th-february.html
Julia Spiri - Love is in the Air
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-11-love-is-in-air.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Valentines Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-feb-12-to-feb-18

Kitty Love

I had chosen this image for a Valentines card but decided it was better as a general "love" card - partly because I didn't get it finished in time for Valentines Day!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-and-digi-stamp.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Kitty Love
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/02/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html

I have used some scrapbooking papers for the background and the lower matting.  The matting around the image is red cardstock.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and

Winter Wonderland

We are halfway through the month of February already!  That means it is time for my midway project for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  This month the theme is Winter Wonderland and we are sponsored by Scribbles Designs.



For my card, I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Snowflake Mason Jar and a sentiment and papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.




I have combined papers from this month's set as well as some from a previous month.  I added some Stickles to the snowflakes in the mason jar to give them a bit of sparkle.  I used dies from Spellbinders for the die-cutting.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Path of Positivity - Desire

We are now midway through the Desire theme challenge at Path of Positivity.  To see some more inspiration from the Design Team click here and to find the Inlinkz for the challenge click here.  The challenge runs through to March 6th so there is still plenty of time to enter your creation.

We are sponsored this month by Ike's Art and Scribbles Designs.



For my midway project, I have used an image from Ike's Art called Muse 5 and a sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I fussy cut one of the flowers from the paper added Stickles to it and then layered it over the paper and image.   I also added some Stickles to one of the other flowers on the paper as well as the bird.  I added some pearls to the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/AG-NO-72.html

Freebie Friday Challenge at Scribbles Designs

This month we have a challenge encouraging you to use an image that has been given out as a Freebie Friday.   These are all still available so if you don't already have a Freebie Friday image in your collection head on over to the shop and snag yourself one so you can join in the challenge.

I have used a paper, sentiment and image - all of which are from Freebie Fridays.  The paper is called Hugs Digi Paper, the sentiment is Love You and the image is Heart Strings.


I inked the card blank and the edges of both the sentiment and the image using Distress Ink - Tea Dye.  I also added some Stickles to the ribbon.  The dies used for the image and sentiment come from Spellbinders.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Love is in the Air
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-119.html

Personalise It

It's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this time our theme is Personalise It.  We are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and Oddball Art Company.






For my card, I used an image from Oddball Art Company called Heidi Pinkyswear.



I have also used a paper from a paper pad.  I coloured the image with copic markers and matted with some red cardstock.  I also used some gold letter stickers I received in the "Treasure Chest" I bought at Christmas, some white ribbon roses coloured with copic marker BG23 and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine Girl

It's not always sunny on Valentines Day!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/02/08/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-138/

The papers I have used come from a paper pad by Me To You - these two are the last in the pad!  I added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker - Fired Brick.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some heart shaped buttons.

Here is the sketch and twist I followed:

Skating Bear

It is midway through the month of February - time for a reminder of the challenge at CHNC Extra.  You can see all the mid-month inspiration here and find the Inlinkz here.

I have used an image from Mini Set - Winter Bears called Bear Skate 1




I have also used a silver foil paper from Craft Smith for the background.  I matted the image with some silver glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I used a sentiment and some borders from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added a snowflake embellishment.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
ABC Christmas - C is for cute critters
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/c-for-cute-critters.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 403
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-403.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-131-anything-goes_11.html

Christmas Tag

I made a very simple Christmas tag this morning.  I had a circle shaped image and a circle shaped tag from a pair of swimming togs that I had bought for my son.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Recycle It
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-179-recycle-it.html



I have used one of these tags that came from my son's togs (the left one I die-cut into shape).  I added the image from Eureka Stamps.  I coloured the image with copic markers B000 and YR23 and added Stickles to the snow and the border and Glossy Accents to the moon.  I added some gold twine to the tag.

Happiness Truth Love

wrapped around a heart!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-48.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Love is in the Air
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-119.html
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Love/Valentine
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/monthly-challenge-2-lovevalentine.html
Winter Wonderland - Have a Heart
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/have-heart-12th-february.html

I have used two papers from a paper pad.  I covered the join with a satin ribbon - this one is actually from a pack of Christmas ribbons but it works well with this image.  The image is from All Dressed Up and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls from Rosie's Studio to two of the corners of the image.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Merry Christmas

This is the second of the two vintage cards that I made today.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Vintage Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/chnc-challenge-267-vintage-or-anything.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Craft Smith called "Olde Time Christmas".  The image is from Luna Girl and is a pre-coloured image.  I added some embellishments and a sentiment from a pack of vintage embellishments.

Tis The Season

I made a couple of Christmas cards today with a bit of a vintage feel to them.  This is the first of them:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Vintage Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/chnc-challenge-267-vintage-or-anything.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Craft Smith called "Olde Time Christmas".  The image is from Nikki Burnette and has been coloured in copic markers.  I added a sentiment from a pack of vintage sentiments and also some gold pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentines

I'm almost back up to date again - it's amazing how far I got behind with 5 days away with no internet.  Came back to a heap of e-mails and a whole lot of things that needed to be done.  Hopefully, by this time next week I'll be completely under control!  At least I have managed to fit in a bit more crafting time this week.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Valentines
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-177-valentine.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Valentine Cards
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-302-valentine-cards-272016.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-298-always-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Sweethearts (Use a Heart)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-58-sweethearts-use-heart.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Me To You.  I added some red mesh ribbon through the centre of the card.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the heart outline.  I matted with some red cardstock and added some puffy heart stickers from Pebbles, some pearls from Rosie's Studio and some red ribbon roses.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Friendship


I can remember playing with friends in the park when I was younger.  These days, children seem to be attached to their devices instead!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Friendship
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Winter Wonderland - Best Friends
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/best-friends-5th-february-2016.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by LilyBeeDesign which I bought last week when I was away settling my son in to his new accommodation as he starts his first year away from home at university.  I matted the layers with some green cardstock.  I added some brown grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts to one of the layers.  I also added some brown pearls from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The East Wind and is coloured with copic markers - I love the little birdie and bird's nest nestled in the tree!



Three of Three

Three Hearts, Three Pearls, Three Flowers!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Bleeding Love
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/bleeding-love-dtbst-319.html
Brown Sugar - Valentine/Love
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-184-valentinelove.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called XO.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut some hearts with a set of dies from Spellbinders.  I use some metallic paper for the contrasting hearts.  I added faux stitching to all three hearts using Distress Marker - Fired Brick.  I also added three pearls from Rosie's Studio and three flowers (source unknown).

Kitty Love

I started off with an inspiration picture from CRAFT challenge and thought of a kitty with another animal (which ended up being a fish!).  I then took inspiration from the hearts in the image and turned this into a Valentines card!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Inspiration Picture
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-349-4th-of-february.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-402.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Kitty Love
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/02/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/new-challenge-february-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 to match the background paper.  I added some washi tape and a heart die cut from red cardstock using a Marianne's die.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Love is in the Air

I went with a black white and red colour scheme for this card with red being the prominent colour.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - Love is in the Air
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-57-love-is-in-air.html
Spellbinding Stamps - Love + Lots of Red
http://www.spellbindingstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/loveromance-andor-lots-of-red-challenge.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called XO.  The image is from Nikki Burnette and has been coloured with copic markers before adding some Glossy Accents to the balloon and some Stickles to the wings.  I matted with red cardstock.  I also used some red organza ribbon and some puffy heart stickers from Pebbles.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Loving You Beachy Girl

Being a family with aquatic pursuits, even Valentines Day cards often have an aquatic theme!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Loving You + Red and White Twine
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/01/loving-you-challenge.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/sketch-138.html
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes".  I've ended up buying 3 of these pads as I make so many aquatic themed cards!  Some of the circles have also been cut from offcuts of papers from that same pad.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and coloured with copic markers E00, E35, E31, B05, B93, R46, R35, G14.  I also added a sentiment from the paper pad, some red and white bakers twine and a puffy heart sticker from Pebbles.

Snowman Love

I've combined a snowman, snowflakes and a heart - because this snowman loves the snowflakes and hot cocoa!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/02/01/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-137/
From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/02/01/free-stamp-of-the-month-february-2016/


I have used two papers from a silver themed Christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and then glittered with Stickles - Diamond.  I die-cut a heart using some glitter cardstock from American Crafts and a die from Mariannes.  I used the same glitter cardstock to mat the image.

Here  is the sketch and twist that I followed:

Sparkly Christmas

I kept this image fairly minimal with the colours so the snow can really sparkle.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Add some sparkle
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-178-add-some.html
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-263-and-dt.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/AG-NO-71.html
CHNC - Vintage Christmas/Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/chnc-challenge-267-vintage-or-anything.html

I have used a paper from a silver themed Christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from Eureka Stamps.  I added Stickles to the snow in the image and used copic markers YG06 and R46 to add colour to the border.  The die is one from Spellbinders.  I also added clear glitter domes to the corners.

Butterfly

I had a bit of fun with the Liquid Pearls on this one!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything  Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-297-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  The image is from Creative Bug Digitals and has been coloured wtih copic markers.  I die-cut a butterfly using a die from Memory Box and added details with Liquid Pearls - Hot Cocoa.  I used the same Liquid Pearls to add some pearl dots and the sentiment. 

Love letters

A bit of a differernt image for a "Love is in the Air" theme - I went with something that brought to mind Love Letters!






I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-297-always-anything-goes.html
One Stitch At A Time - Love is in the Air
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-255.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-13.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called XO.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps with some faux stitching adding using Distress Marker - Fired Brick.  I die-cut using a heart shaped die from Spellbinders.  I added three puffy heart stickers from Pebbles.  I also added some lettering to spell LOVE. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Love is in the Air

Red roses for love.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Embossing
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-173.html
Crafty Gas Corner - Love is in the Air
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-57-love-is-in-air.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Love is in the Air
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/challenge-119.html
Delicious Doodles - Love is in the Air
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/love-is-in-air.html

I have used a black card blank.  I embossed a piece of red card using an embossing folder called "More Dots" from Craft Creations.  I added some washi tape over the top.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and has been coloured with copic markers.  I used black cardstock for matting.  I also added a puffy heart from Pebbles.


Tropical Girl

A bit of a tropical feel to this card - partly inspired by the temperatures we are currently experiencing.  Even yesterday when it was overcast all day, it was really humid and muggy.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/color-your-world-team-b-inspiration.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Embossing
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-173.html

I have used a white card blank and inked the edges with Distres Stain - Twisted Citron.  I used the same Distress Stain for the matting of the image.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using an embossing folder and some Distress Ink (Dried Marigold).  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a bit of Glossy Accents to her lips to make it look like she is wearing lipgloss!

Glittery Winter Snowflakes

I had an idea for a card floating around in my head - and really wanted to try and create using that idea.  I'm pleased to say that it worked!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Winter Cards with Glitter
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-301-winter-cards-with-glitter.html

I have used a snowflake patterned paper from MME.  The image is from Fred She Said and coloured with copic markers (I repeated the image three times).  The image has been glittered with Stickles. I matted with some blue glitter cardstock from Craft House.  I also used some green glitter ribbon.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Pretty little spring birdie

It is a long time to spring here but I just wanted to create something with this adorable image:





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Recipe
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/january-recipe-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the ribbon on the hat.  I also used some flowers, some organza ribbon, some pearls from Rosie's studio.

Penguin Star

I had this image printed out but hadn't used it - and decided to go with a non-traditional christmas card - although I did sneak a tiny bit of red and green in there in the form of an embellishment!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Recipe
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/january-recipe-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME.  I added some orange grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some pearlescent paper.