Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Heart

I have kept this one relatively simple as I liked the look.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-add-heart.html
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-309-embossing-of-any-kind.html

I have used a pre-made card blank.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers.  I embossed some white cardstock using an embossing folder and set the image on top.  I added a chipboard hear and matted the embossing.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Gift box card

I'm a bit late in posting for the midway for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up due to being unwell the past few days.  But I'm here now with a reminder that this month we are being sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.





For my midway card, I have used an image from Sparkle n Sprinkle called Holiday Cheer Set and papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

 


The inside of the card has a box for adding treats to:




I also used some acetate which I embossed for the window of the box.  The word "Christmas" is a sticker.  I added a pink bow and some silver snowflake ribbon.

I followed a tutorial from Beccy's Place for the basic card shape.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

After a short break from a challenge, we have another Anything Goes challenge for you at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Polka Doodles and Fred She Said.







I have used an image and sentiment from Fred She Said called


I also used a digital paper from Michele R Designs and some dies from Bo Bunny.  Matting is metallic cardstock.

Friday, 15 September 2017

With Sympathy

I don't have any sympathy cards ready made at the moment - and usually when I need one is when work is really busy. 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge -
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-september-9-2017-september-15-2

I have used a subtle patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from A Creative Need and the sentiment from Sugar Paw Scraps.  I added some colour to the edges of the image and sentiment with a copic marker.  I also used copic markers to add some pastel colour to the image.  I also used some narrow white satin ribbon.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Chums

I am a bit of a stretch on one of these challenges!  But when I think of chin up buttercup, I feel that there is nothing better to cheer someone up than spending some quality time with your best friend.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Card with Red and Best Friends
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-challenge-8-september-2017
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
Catch The Bug - Chin Up Buttercup (figure that time with a friend will cheer someone up!)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-challenge-theme-chin-up-buttercup.html

I have used a couple of  papers from a journalling paper pad by Prima.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pennants die-cut from offcuts of cardstock.  The sentiment has been die-cut.

Fall Hello

Although the season is called Autumn here (and starts in March), this image seems to suit the word fall better with the falling leaves!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Use fall colours
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-260-use-fall.html



I have used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is metallic cardstock.  I added some leaves that I bought several years ago and hadn't as yet used!  I joined the leaves with a tiny pearl from Ultimate Crafts.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thinking Of You

After waking up to sun and black clouds, the day has settled.  The black clouds seemed to have turned to grey clouds - so rain isn't totally out of the question still!  The sun has lost some of it's warmth though too.   I had to go to the dentist this morning and have come home and crafted as I didn't feel like doing anything else while my mouth was still numb!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Star In My Pocket - 2 or more dies
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/2-or-more-die-cuts-challenge.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Thinking Of You
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-95-get-wellthinking-of-you.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is green pearlescent cardstock.  The sentiment is one I typed up myself on the computer.  I also added a couple of die-cuts - the corner one is from Spellbinders but not sure about the flower.  I added a pearl to the centre of the flower.

Just Keep Swimming

After thunderstorms all through last night, I have woken up to the sun this morning.  However, there are some nasty looking black clouds about so not sure how long it is going to last!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Fur, Fluff or Fins
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-7-13-optional-twist-fur-fluff-or
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Warm Colours
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-anything-goes-optional.html


I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The ribbon is one from a grab bag of ribbons.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker for the eye.  I added faux stitching with a copic marker.  I'm not sure where the sentiment is from as I had it printed out for a while - if anyone recognises it can they please leave me a comment and I'll update this post.  I also added three small red gems.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pretty In Pink

Another cold and overcast day - I can't wait for summer weather to finally get here! 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-september-6
Sami Stamps - Pearls and Sequins
https://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-release-salty-seahorses-and-sami.html


I have used two papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Cottage Rose".  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.   I added a pearl to the larger flower in her hair.  Matting is pearlescent cardstock.  I also added some larger pearls and gold star sequins.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Just For You

I was meant to go to the dentist today - and about 10 minutes before my appointment he cancelled.  So now, I am going on Thursday!  I would have rather got it out of the way today! 

Anyhoo, that gave me some crafting time today!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-198.html

I have used a paper, tag, border and arrow from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Miss Daisy and is coloured with copic markers.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Trick or Treat

The rain is back again.  I know that we have to expect a bit of rain in springtime - but this is far more than "a bit"!!!  It gives me some crafty time though.


I would like to enter these challenges:
Sparkle & Glitter - Stitch It Up
http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-4.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with copic markers  The sentiment is from My Grafico.  The dies used are from Memory Box.  I added some faux stitching around the edge to match the "stitching" on the dies.  I also added some Halloween brads and embellishments plus a strip of purple mesh ribbon.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wild Elephant

Today has been another wet day!  A good day to craft though.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Yellow + Orange and Wild Animal
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-1-2017
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-challenge-at-bugaboo-anything-goes.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-170-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Use favourite colours (orange and yellow)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-139-use-your-favorite-colors.html

I have used a pale yellow paper from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I double matted the image using yellow and orange cardstock.  I also added some orange mesh ribbon and a yellow pre-made flower.

Western Waterfall Card

I haven't made a waterfall card as such before but have used the technique in albums so decided to give this one a try.  A bit last minute - it has been one of those weeks where I don't seem to have much time to create.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Waterfall Card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-431-31st-of-august-waterfall.html
QKR Stampede - Wild West
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-259-wild-west-or.html

I have used three papers from a paper pad by Graphic 45.  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers.  I also added three sentiments from QKR Stampede.  One is above the image and the others are on the inner parts of the waterfall (which wouldn't photograph very well so I've left them off this post.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Surround Yourself with Art

The theme for the September Challenge at Path Of Positivity is Surround Yourself with Art and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and Luna Girl.



I took this literally as I am surrounded by white walls - so surrounding myself with art canvasses breaks up some of the white!

I have used an image from Luna Girl from a collage sheet called Meet Me In Paris.



I also used some Dylusions Ink for the background.  The sentiment is from Papers and Prints.  I also added a flower embellishment from Rosie's Studio.  I inked the edges of both the image and sentiment with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Let It Snow

I'm a bit late for the start of September challenge at CHNC Extra.  Not sure where the past 24 hours disappeared to!




I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps - Snowman Fun Set 2




I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #513
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-513.html