Sunday, 18 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day 18

I am up to Day 18 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards (still a day behind!) and this time the prompt is the letter P.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used pudding images which I'm fairly certain have been retired (such a shame as this is such a versatile set) and a Pop-Up Card Fold.



And the inside:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 18
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-18-p.html

I have also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  The inside sentiments are from a set called Simply Christmas Digital Stamps while the outside sentiment is from the same retired set as the puddings.

Month Of Holiday Cards Day 17

I am up to Day 17 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter O.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used an owl image called Owl Trio (which I couldn't find the link for) and an Over The Top Card Fold.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day 17)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-17-o.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The sentiment is also from Beccy's Place from a set called Sweet Christmas Digital Stamps.  I also added a glittery star embellishment on the edge of the sentiment.

Beccy - I couldn't find the link for Owl Trio.  I'm not sure if it is one I purchased or was a freebie but I checked both places and couldn't see it.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge at CHNC has an optional theme of "Beginning with H".  I chose holly.


I have used 2 papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers. 

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/stella-says-sketch-challenge-619.html

Friday, 16 November 2018

Silent Night

The start of the November challenge at Scribbles Designs is upon us and this time the theme is "Reindeer Games".  It is getting closer to christmas so time to be thinking about reindeer - we would love you to link up your reindeer, moose, deer, elk or caribou themed cards.


I have used an image and sentiment from Scribbles Designs and a digital paper from Scribbles Doodle Designs:
Image - Too Moose
Sentiment - Silent
Paper - Friday Free Digi Snowflake Paper



I inked the edges of the image and sentiment with a Distress Ink pad.  Colouring of Too Moose is with copic markers.  I also added a strip of white glitter ribbon and some blue gemstones.

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Sixteen

I am up to Day 16 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter N.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used images and sentiments from Nutcracker Digital Image Set and the card fold is for a Never Ending Card.

This one is a bit picture heavy as there are four different views of the card:






I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day 16)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-16-n.html

I used yellow cardstock for the base.  As well as the images and sentiments from Beccy's Place, I added a tree sticker and a bauble sticker.  I used a pen to add stitching lines.  Colouring of the nutcrackers is with copic markers.

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Fifteen

I am up to Day 15 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter M.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used a mistletoe image from Tied Up With String Digital Stamps and a Magic Window Card Fold.

I ran into a couple of problems with this one.  My low tack tape wasn't low tack enough and took some of the paper with it so I added a sentiment to the top of the card to cover the rip in the paper.  I also had some construction problems but sorted them in the end.

This one needs two photos:



and with the tag pulled:




I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day 15)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-15-m.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment that I added is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Fourteen

I am up to Day 14 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter L.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used a lantern image and a Latch Card Fold.






I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards (Day Fourteen)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-14-l.html


I have also used a pape frm a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  The sentiment is from Mr Snowflake Digital Stamps by Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Merry Christmas To You

It is midway through the month of November already!   That means it is time for some midway inspiration for the card challenge at the 12 Months Of Christmas challenge.  As a reminder, this month the challenge is sponsored by Limited Runs and has an optional theme of All Tied Up For Christmas.



I have used an image from Limited Runs called Winter Fox.  The sentiment is also from Limited Runs.


I also used two digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - the green glitter one in the background as well as the Christmas tree one on the tag. I used some patterned gold cardstock for the pocket.  I used ribbon across the pocket and some twine on the tag.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Thirteen

I am up to Day 13 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter K.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used a koala image from Aussie Christmas Digital Stamps and a Kite Fold Card.




I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 13
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-13-k.html

I have also used green cardstock for the base.  The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added a coloured shoestring (that I reckon that I have had for at least 10 years as I remember who I bought it from).  Colouring is with copic markers.

Month Of Holiday Cards Day 12

I am up to Day 12 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter J.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used an image called Silver Bell Digital Stamp, a sentiment from Dasher and Dancer Digital Stamps and a Joy Fold Card Fold.


and showing the sentiment inside:




The papers that I used come from a paper pad by Crafters Choice.  I used some ribbon from my stash.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards Day 12
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-12-j.html

Monday, 12 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day 11

I am up to Day 11 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is  BINGO board:

 I used the centre row of red & green - pencils or markers - ovals


I have used several images and a card fold from Beccy's Place:
cardinal 
cardinal and holly
holly spray - which I added over two sections of the card.
With Love At Christmas

Four Fold Card Fold



and the inside of the card:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day 11)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-11-bingo-grid.html

I also used some papers from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a holly embellishment - I curled the tail before adding it to the card,

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Ten

We are up to Day 10 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter I.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used an ice skates image and an Impossible Card Fold.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day 10)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-10-i.html


I have also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Use a button or two or more

That's our optional theme at CHNC this week.  I have used three buttons in my creation:



I also used some papers from Christmas paper pads.  The buttons are from Go!NZ.  Colouring is with copic markers.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-618.html

Friday, 9 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Nine

We are up to Day Nine of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter H.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used two different holly images - Holly Vase and Bauble Holly Sprig (which may be retired as I couldn't find it in the store to link it!) along with a Handbag Card Fold.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards (Day Nine)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-9-h.html

I also used two papers from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I have used small pieces of magnet to hold the flap down to the bag.

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Eight

I am up to Day Eight of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter G.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used an image called Christmas Goose Digital Stamps and a Gatefold Window Card.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards (Day Eight)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-8-g.html


I have also used two papers from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  I felt thse two worked really well together with a similar pattern but one lighter than the other.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Seven

We are up to Day 7 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter F.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used a flower image and a Flower Pot Pocket Card.




And with the tag showing:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day Seven)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-7-f.html

I have also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Creations.  The sentiments are also from Beccy's Place - Dasher and Dancer Digital Stamps Set.  I'm finding myself drawn to these sentiments - I think that there is only one sentiment from this set that I have yet to use!  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the edge of the flower pot.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Six

We are up to Day XXXX of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter E.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used
an elf image and an Easel Card Fold.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day Six)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-6-e.html

The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I used some metallic silver cardstock for the base and the matting.  I also added a sentiment from Dasher and Dancer Digital Stamps from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Five

I've got a couple of days behind with the challenge at Beccy's Place - been busy with work.  Hopefully it won't take me too long to catch up again!

I am up to Day 5 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the challenge isn't a letter inspired one!  For Day 5, Beccy's has given us a colour palette as our inspiration:

This gives me a chance to try a different image and another different fold!  For the colour challenge, I have used a kangaroo image and a Gap Card Fold. 


I also used some moss and some custard coloured paper, some moss coloured pearls and some lettering cut from glitter cardstock with dies from Memory Box.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Especially For You

At Path Of Positivity, we are focussing on yet another colour for this month.  This challenge sees the focus on Shades of Green and we are sponsored by Ike's Art and Scribbles Designs.




For my start project, I have used an image from Ike's Art called Geranium Pot.


I also used a paper from a paper pad from Kaisercraft.  The border strip is also from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  I die-cut a leaf sprig using a Memory Box die and some green cardstock.  To finish, I added a pre-made sentiment.

Happy Christmas

The challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this fortnight has a theme of Christmas.  It is now less than two months until Christmas so I'm sure many of you are working on Christmas cards at the moment!  Our sponsors for this challenge are Fabrika Fantasy and Knitty Kitty Digis.




I have used an image from Knitty Kitty Digis.



I also used a paper from a paper pad by Craft Creations.  The sentiment is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also die-cut some flowers from an embellishment sheet (not sure of the brand).  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

It's the most exhausting time of the year

Ain't that right!  This is my second card for the letter D and the letter A!  The image (Dasher) and sentiment are from Dasher and Dancer Digital Set and the card fold is an A Frame Card.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-challenge.html

The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some pale blue ribbon and some puffy sticker gifts.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Four

We are up to Day 4 of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter D.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used Dasher and Dancer Digital Stamps and Diamond Fold Card.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day Four)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-4-d.html

I have used cardstock for the base.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some silver ric-rac braid.






Glitter Glitter

and more glitter!  The optional theme for this week's challenge at CHNC is to Use some glitter.




I have used glitter in my background papers and added some to the image using a Wink of Stella pen.  The glitter papers are from a paper pad by DCWV.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-618.html

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Three

We are up to Day Three of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter C.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used an image from Sweet Christmas Digital Stamps and a Cascade Card Fold.


I popped a sentiment on the inside of the card, so I took a second photo which includes part of the inside.

I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Day Three
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-3-c.html


I have also used two papers from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  I used Spellbinders dies to die-cut the image, sentiment and matting.  I also added a foam candy cane embellishment.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Let It Snow

We are now midway through the challenge at Scribbles Designs and this month our theme is "Winter Is Coming". 


I have used an image and sentiment from Scribbles Designs:
SS Snowman 2
SS Let It Snow

as well as a digital paper from Scribbles Doodles Designs:
Snowflake Digi Paper

Colouring of the image is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some blue glitter foam snowflake embellishments.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Month Of Holiday Cards Day Two

We are up to Day Two of Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards and this time the prompt is the letter B.  Going with my goal of using an image and a card fold with the given letter, I have used Golden Bell (image and sentiment) and Bow Card Fold.  I followed Beccy's tutorial but then nearly completely covered the die-cut through the centre!  You can see a bit of gold holly peeking out in places.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (Day Two)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-2-b.html

I used 4 papers from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice - three for the bow and the other for the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I had a lovely comment on my post yesterday from another crafter joining in the challenge at Beccy's Place who said that I inspired her to try and use only Beccy's images this year.  I hope she manages to do that.  She has a Flickr account which I can't comment on, hence me adding this here in the hope that she can see it.  I'll have a look at her lovely cards for the challenge too.

Month Of Holiday Cards - Day One

This month is November and that means that Beccy's Place is running the Month Of Holiday Cards.  I'm hoping to join in every day of the month with the various challenges Beccy sets.  My plan is to try and use a card fold and an image to fit the day's letter.  However, I'm going to have to do some creative thinking for the letters X and Y with the card folds as Beccy doesn't have any for those letters!  I'm not sure how the images are going to go for that matter either as I haven't looked further than C on those ones yet!

The letter for November 1st is A.  I have used an angel image and an Aperture Card fold.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards (November 1st)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/11/day-1-a.html

I also used a paper from a paper pad by Crafters Choice.  I added some glitter foam snowflake embellishments as well as a couple of gem snowflakes.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Just Because

October has been pretty much a write off for me.  I have finally managed to do a bit of crafting in the past couple of days but the majority of it has been DT makes.  I did manage to create something using the freebie image from the progressive challenge at The Outlawz.


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The tag and sentiment come from a different paper pad by Kaisercraft but work well together with the paper.  I also used some hessian paper and a corrugated paper from different paper pads by DCWV.  The image is from Mmedel Illustrations and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some pre-made flower embellishments.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

For You

This week's optional theme at CHNC is For A Special Person



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Craft Creations.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Ruby Christmas - Poinsettia and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a circle, added three gems and also a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-617.html

Friday, 26 October 2018

Happy Birthday To A Very Special Person

I wrote this post before I went away for two weeks and then have been that hectic since I got back that I hadn't noticed it was still sitting in Draft Mode! There is still time to enter the challenge though so head over to the challenge and link up your Birthday themed cards!

The theme for the next two weeks at Incy Wincy Designs is Birthday.   The challenge is sponsored by Rick St Dennis.




I have used an image from Rick St Dennis called Party Boy.


I used a paper, tag sentiment, arrow and border from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a tiny pearl to the tag sentiment.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

DutchFold Card

I have just discovered a couple of post still in draft mode.  I'm late with this post but still in time for it to be a reminder of the current challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas.  The optional theme this month is Gear Up For Winter  and the sponsor is Pattie's Creations.


I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Winter Mittens.


I used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The card fold tutorial can be found here at Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Guest Designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

This fortnight I am honoured to be the Guest Designer for the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  For this challenge, the sponsor is Delicious Doodles.


The sketch for this challenge is this one:



I used an image from Delicious Doodles called Foxglove and Butterfly.


I used a paper from a paper pad.  I added a butterfly patterned offcut piece of paper which I think came from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a sentiment from a different paper pad by Kaisercraft as well as some satin ribbon tied in a bow.