Thursday, 31 May 2018

Happy Birthday

I had trouble with this card - the flowers just wouldn't stay in place.  I got there in the end but I'm not entirely confident that I'm not going to have to re-adhere the flowers again!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Birthday
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-may-25-2018
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-341-flower-power.html

I have used a paper from a loose paper pack of vintage papers (brand unknown).  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I added some white lace and the white flowers that I was having an issue with!  I edged the image and sentiment with a gold coloured copic marker.

Thank You So Much

I decided I wanted to finish this off before going to bed so I could post it before the challenge closed.  It is now 11pm and somehow I think I should already be in bed. Ah well - I can always sleep in!





I would like to enter these challenges:
Pattie's Creations - Flowers
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-146.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I added some green glitter domes.  Matting is pearlescent paper.

Sweet and Simple

I wanted to keep this card simple - so just a matted image and a sprinkle of snowflake gems!




I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas - Keep It Simple
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/05/j-and-k-are-for.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is coloured with a combination of copic markers, Kindy Glitz and Wink Of Stella.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

You Are My Sunshine

A summery card for Mum:



I would like to enter these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - For Mum
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-148-anything-goes-optional.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2018/05/sketch-193.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - In Summer
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/songs-rhymes-may-27-2018

I have used borders and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some glitter domes.

Thank You

Here is another card to add to my stash of Thank You cards.




I would like to enter these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Butterflies
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-may-23rd-30th-twist-butterflies
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-382.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up image
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-81-may-2018-anything-goes.html

I have used the front and reverse of a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is red cardstock.  I also added some shimmery butterflies.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.

Christmas Day

A nice pile of Christmas presents:



I would like to enter these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-381.html
Winter Wonderland - At least one heart
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/05/all-hearts-come-home-for-christmas.html
Hiding In My Craft Room - Any Holiday
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2018/05/himcr-354-any-holiday.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from Christmas paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sasayaki Glitter and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Wink of Stella to the background paper to highlight the baubles and a vellum heart.

Thank You

I'm needing a few Thank You cards for my Mum in a couple of weeks - so I am trying to add a few to my stash so that I have a selection for her to choose from. 


I would like to enter these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - May image
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-1-may-2018

I have used a paper from a loose pack of papers (not sure of the brand as it wasn't on the bag).  The image is from Sandi's Samples and is the free image for the progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  I coloured the image with copic markers and added some Mod Podge to the lid.  I also used some dusty pink lace.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards.

Toss A Coin

I was so tempted to just pick the options I liked but thought I'd best play it properly (and hope for the best).  I ended up with one I would rather hadn't come up but I'm playing with what I tossed which is:

Heads - Create A Square Shaped Card
Tails - Colour With Markers Or Pencils
Tails - Use some kraft card stock
Tails - Add Buttons


I would like to enter these challenges:
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/05/may-challenge-flip-coin.html

I have used kraft cardstock for the base.  I coloured the image from Beccy's Place with copic markers.  I also added some organza ribbon, some craft buttons and matted with red cardstock.

Thanks

I just started getting on top of things again and then had to go away for the best part of a week.  I didn't have to work today so managed to do some things around home - and a bit of crafting as well!


I would like to enter these challenges:
Marianne's Designs - Make A Pocket Card
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-202.html

I have used the following dies from Marianne's Designs:
LR0202
LR0224
LR1062
LR0240

I also used a paper from a paper pad by Ultimate Crafts.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Seasons Greetings

This weeks challenge at CHNC has an optional challenge of Use Some Silver.



I have used papers from a christmas paper pads by Craft Smith.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some brads as well.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-610.html

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Shades of Yellow and Orange

We are midway through the Favourite Colours challenge at Path of Positivity.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Luna Girl and Sheepski Designs.





For my project I have used an image from a Collage Sheet by Luna Girl.



I have also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Matting is orange cardstock.  I added some flowers and leaves from a floral embellishment pack.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Let Love Grow

This fortnight's Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is now ready to add your creations.   The sponsor for this challenge is Polkadoodles Ltd.



I have used an image from Polkadoodles called Big Bunch.  The digital paper that I used is also from Polkadoodles.




Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I added some embellishments from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.  Matting is pink pearlescent paper.


Tag Time

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is create an ATC, tag or bookmark.  Sponsors for the challenge are Limited Runs and Sticker You.  I chose to create a tag using an image from Limited Runs called Birdhouse 6 Steampunk.


I die-cut the tags using dies from two different companies.  I coloured the imag with copic markers and inked around it using Distress Inks.  I embossed some black cardstock with a Steampunk embossing folder and then added some gold using some Nuvo mousse. 

I would like to enter these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - May Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/1st-may-classic-design-team-open.html


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge at CHNC has an optional theme of candy canes.



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio in the background.  The red pieces are offcuts from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella with the candy canes glossed up with some Mod Podge.  I also added some sparkly domes.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-610.html





Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Hi

In between all the chaos that my life is at the moment, I try to snatch a bit of crafting time to help keep me sane!  This is the result:





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Little Miss Muffett - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/challenge-188-anything-goes.html
Catch The Bug - Say It With Flowers
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/theme-challenge-say-it-with-flowers.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some glittery mesh ribbon and some flower embellishments.  Matting is gold metallic paper.

Believe In The Magic Of Christmas

We are midway through the Make It Feminine challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month we are sponsored by A Day For Daisies.



I have used an image from A Day For Daisies called Carolling With The Birds.  The digital papers and sentiment are from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.



I bought some new dies recently and tried one of them with this card.  This is the first time that I have used it and I had a bit of trouble to get it to sit properly.   The die is one from Tattered Lace.    I used red cardstock for the base.  I also added some pre-made flowers, two rows of red gemstones.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - May Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/1st-may-classic-design-team-open.html

Let It Snow

We are at the start of the May Challenge.  This month our theme is to Make It Masculine.

I have used the following items from Scribbles Designs:
Carl Snowboarding
Let It Snow Quote

The digital paper is from Scribbles Doodles Designs and is called Snowflakes Digi Paper.

 
 
I have also used some blue cardstock for matting.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some snowflake gemstones and some round gemstones.
 
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CHNC - May 12

This week's optional theme at CHNC is to include some trees. 



I have used a couple of papers from paper pads from Rosie's Studio along with some embossed cardstock from a paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is red cardstock.  I also added some dotty washi tape, a tree sticker and a foam tree embellishment. 

The layout follows the current sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-609.html

Happy Birthday Mother

I printed out the papers for the colour challenge last week but didn't use all of them so decided I would use another one for this week's card!


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Birthday
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/challenge-467-10th-of-may-annual.html
Di's Digi Creations- For A Special Lady
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/for-mom-or-special-lady.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym. The image is from Di's digital downloads and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from Desert Diva.  The faux stitching around both image and sentiment has been added with a copic marker.  I also used some organza ribbon.

I had intended on  doing the blog hop but my life is still a bit of a mess at the moment and I'm struggling to find the time to do much in the way of crafting. 

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Happy Birthday

Due to the personal issues I've had since February, I haven't had much time to craft.  Some challenges that I like to try and join with every month I have found that I haven't had the time to do so since then.  This month, I am trying to craft something for as many of them as possible. 



I would like to enter these challenges:
Marianne's Designs - A card with lots of flowers
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/challenge-201.html

I have create a CAS card this time, using the following dies from Mariannes:

LR0223 - Happy Birthday
LR0245 - Foliage
LR0196 - Flowers

I also added some Nuvo Drops for the flower centres.

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Bloom

I think winter is starting to set in here.  We have had rain for two days straight.  Just as well I don't have anything that needs doing outside just at the moment.  It gives me a good excuse to do some crafting!



I would like to enter these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Floral
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/cic445-newtons-nook-designs.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-379.html

I have used a paper and two border strips from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Newton's Nook and coloured with copic markers and Spectrum Noir markers.  I added a wooden sunflower embellishment to which I added some colour with a copic marker so that it matched the image.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

There's Nothing Special About This Card

.....except for the one holding it!  I think this is such a lovely sentiment and just perfect to pair with a lovely image.



I would like to enter these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-294-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Spring Flower + Green + Sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc050718-spring-flower-must-have
Cupcake Inspirations - Floral
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/cic445-newtons-nook-designs.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers, Spectrum Noir Glitter pens and Wink Of Stella.  I added some glitter domes.  Matting is green cardstock.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Wishing You A Holly Jolly Christmas

A quick and easy Christmas card:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Something To Wear
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-may-3-may-9-optional-twist-is
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/introducing-our-new-dressy-girls-and.html

I have used a paper and sentiment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added washi tape and some stickers.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Life Is All About Taking Chances

This is the second card this week that I have created using an Oddball Art Company image.  This time I teamed it up with some freebie papers from Trimgym.


I would like to enter these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Challenge
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/challenge-466-3rd-of-may-colour-combo.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Floral
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/cic445-newtons-nook-designs.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image and sentiment are from Oddball Art Company.  Colouring is with copic markers with a touch of Wink Of Stella to the hemline of the dress.  I added some pre-made flowers.

A True Love Story Never Ends

This is the third card that I have created today.  Considering I was lucky to create 3 in total over the past fortnight, I really feel like I'm making progress today!  Mind you I haven't made any progress with the housework which is what I was meant to be doing!


I would like to enter these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Love Is In The Air
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/challenge337-love-is-in-air.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
https://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/AG-NO-149.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anniversary
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-may-5-18

I have used a paper and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and has been coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella. Matting of image and sentiment is with red cardstock.   I also added some red gemstone hearts.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Hi

The challenge for May at Path Of Positivity focusses on favourite colours.  Anyone who knows me well knows that my favourite colours are the sunny colours of yellow and orange.  I always think they are such happy colours - they remind me of summer which is my favourite time of year!

Our sponsors for this challenge are Sheepski Designs and Luna Girl.



I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Butterfly Curls


I created a more CAS card this time.  I enlarged the image to almost card size allowing enough to mat the image.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I added some yellow pearls, orange gems, some lettering stickers and a butterfly sticker.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - May Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/1st-may-classic-design-team-open.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-66.html

Howdy

I made this card earlier today and then my hayfever flared up.  I'm starting to feel a bit better which is good as one of the challenges that I am entering closes soon!



I would like to enter these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Cowboy)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/pinspirational-challenge-214.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-378.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/sketch-135-with-bugaboo.html

I have used a paper and a topper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and have been coloured with watercolour pencils.  I added some faux stitching as well as some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Here is the sketch that I followed:

Things That Fly

Our challenge at Incy Wincy Designs for this fortnight has a theme of Things That Fly.  We are sponsored by Polka Doodles.




I have used an image from Polka Doodles called Jasper Hot Air Balloon.


I also used a paper from a paper pad.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I added a diecut hot air balloon and some pearls. 

I would like to enter these challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/wk-18-digi-choosday-challenge.html

Joy

This is the second card that I have crafted today:



I would like to enter these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-164-anything-goes.html
ABC Christmas - K is for Keep It Simple
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/j-and-k-are-for.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Oddball Art Company and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  Matting is green pearlescent paper.


Especially For You

I feel I have achieved something today as I managed to find some time to craft!



I would like to enter these challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-66-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-164-anything-goes.html
CRAFT - Colour Combo
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/challenge-466-3rd-of-may-colour-combo.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and coloured with copic markers.  I added a butterfly border strip, a sentiment topper and a glittery swirl embellishment.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

CHNC - Include some bells

This week's challenge at CHNC has an optional theme to include some bells





I have used an older image from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  Papers are all from the same christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Matting is yellow pearlescent paper.  I added a foam bell shaped embellishment. I followed a sketch from Stella Says Sketch.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-609.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-378.html
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/

I had an issue linking up to the Catch The Bug challenge as I couldn't get a link to the actual post.  It also doesn't come up under the Saturday Challenge link so I have linked it to the blog. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Sunflower - Favouring The Feminine

The challenge this month at Scribbles Designs is Favouring The Feminine.     

For my midway inspiration, I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Flower Doodle 8    as well as a digital paper from Scribbles Doodle Designs called Sun Digi Paper.



Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I have also added a flower embellishment. 

I would like to enter these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-106-anything-goes.html

Today Is Your Day

I have not had much time to do cardmaking or blogging recently due to some personal issues.  I'm able to do some this week which has made me feel a little bit more in control of my life!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Add A Charm
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-465-26th-of-april-add-charm.html
Star Stampz - Hand coloured image
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/hand-colored-image-challenge.html

I have used a paper from Nitwit Collections.  The image is from Star Stampz and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Wink of Stella in places to give it a bit of sparkle.  The sentiment and flowers are from an embellishment pack.  I matted the sentiment and image with some paper that I created using the shaving foam technique.  I also added a metal butterfly charm and a strip of corrugated paper.