Friday, 31 August 2018

Play Me A Tune

What started off to be a grey overcast day gave us some sunshine for a good part of the day but we have finished the day with lots of rain!  I have used just three colours (excluding skin tone) for this card - so that could be my Three Of A Kind.  Then again, I also added three Nuvo Pearl Drops which is what I originally intended to be my Three Of A Kind!

I would like to enter:
Let's Craft and Create - Lots of Layers
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-140-anything-goes-option-lots.html
CCC Digi Creations - Three Of A Kind (either colours or liquid pearls - take your pick!)
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-95-three-of-kind.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

I have used a subtle patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Dr Digi's House Of Stamps.  I double matted the image so that I had used all three colours behind the image.  I also added some Nuvo Drops.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Feliz Navidad!

It looks like it is going to be a better day here weatherwise.  Although the sky is still grey, the sun is trying to peek through.  Hopefully, it will!  The garden will probably still be too wet to tidy up but hopefully we'll get a few nice days so that I can get it done.


I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-310-anything-goes.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I also used some gold glitter tape and some glitter domes.

For My Special Man

I've finally finished one more card from an earlier in the year challenge.  Just the February one to go now!  I wanted to finish them as I had the images printed out - so may as well use them rather than waste them.  I had a bit of a struggle with this one - not great with masculine cards!


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - August Challenge (image from March challenge)
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge.html
Carlins Map Paradise - Anything Goes
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2018/08/2de-reminder-challenge-1-juli-augustus.html

I have used a paper and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a football using a die from Craft Creations.

Life's A Beach

I originally created this card for the Songs and Rhymes challenge at The Outlawz but didn't get it posted in time.  Since the Friday challenge at The Outlawz has an Anything Goes theme I decided to post it there instead!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-august-24-2018

I have used a paper and a sentiment tag from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added ome glitter domes and some ric rac braid.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Beach Penguin

This is what I wish we had the weather to do:



I would like to enter:
Imagine That! Digis - Customer Link Up
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/12/customer-link-up-is-back.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Red, Yellow and Blue
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-august-23-29-optional-twist-is

I created a scene using two digital papers from Imagine That! Digis along with an image also from Imagine That! Digis.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I also added a piece of satin ribbon across the join between the sun and the sea.

Happy Birthday

Another card created on a wet wintry day with nothing much else I can do!



I would like to enter:
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/202-birhtdays-andor-buttons.html
CCC Digi Creations - Three Of A Kind
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-95-three-of-kind.html

I have used a paper from a vintage themed paper pad.  The image is from Rick St Dennisand is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and is also coloured with copic markers.  I added some flower pieces further embellished with pearls from Rosie's Studio.

B is for Birthday

We have rain again today!  I suppose at least all the spring flowers are getting a good watering.  But it doesn't give me a chance to get out and tidy the garden ready for spring planting.



I would like to enter:
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthdays
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/202-birhtdays-andor-buttons.html


I have used a paper and a border strip from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Dimensional Magic to the windscreen and the teeth. The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and is also coloured with copic markers.

Happy Birthday

I used a number of digital elements from Beccy's Place on this one:


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - August Challenge (Lace)
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge.html
Carlin's Map Paradise - Anything Goes
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-1-juli-augustus.html

I have used a digital paper, digital image and digital sentiment from Beccy's Place.  The image is coloured with copic markers and then die cut with a Spellbinders die and inked with a Distress Ink pad.  I also used some vintage look lace (it isn't vintage though as I only bought it recently!)

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Fabulous

I came across this challenge the other day, and decided to participate this month:


I would like to enter:
Zuri Artsy Craftsy - Stars
http://zuri-artsy-craftsy.blogspot.com/2018/08/reto-34-stars.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Zuri Artsy Craftsy and is coloured with copic markers then fussy cut.  I added some glitter foil tape that I just bought this week.  I dotted some sparkly stars around the image.

Life Is Better At The Beach

Normally I would agree with that sentiment.  But it is raining heavily and really windy at the moment so I think the beach would be a definite no go today!




I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-8-anything-goes-august-and.html
Brown Sugar - Fairies/Fantasy (Mermaid - Fantasy)
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-281-august-2018.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The embellishments and sentiment are all from the same embellishment pack (may be from Rosie's Studio but I can't be certain of that).  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and coloured with copic markers.

Donut Hippo

This month's image at the progressive challenge at The Outlawz is an adorable donut eating hippo:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - Donut Hippo
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/6356543:Topic:1409781

 I havve used a striped paper to co-ordinate with the hippo's top.  The image is from Babycakes and is coloured with copic markers and Nuvo Drops.

Hello Sunshine

Post title is wishful thinking - it is pouring down with rain outside today!



I would like to enter:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/08/week-35-digi-choosday-anything-goes.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-augustus.html

Everything barring the image and matting comes from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Polka Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is gold metallic paper. 

Golden Kitty

After having some promising days weather wise, we are back to the rain again this morning!  Great excuse to stay inside and do some crafting but it isn't getting the garden weeded!



I would like to enter:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge-84.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-394.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-augustus.html

I have used a polka dot paper from a paper pad by Teresa Collins.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some gold washi tape, some gold patterned paper and some buttons.

Retro Chic

I should really be in bed now but I was late home and then had to do some work when I got home. The main challenge that I am entering this card in closes when I will probably be asleep so thought I'd best do it before I actually go to bed!


I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Digital Image
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-350-digital-image.html

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter for the background.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Wink Of Stella to the background paper as well as the image. 

I have one more card to write up a post for but I think I can leave that one until the morning!

Just Saying Hello

The leaves behind the flowers on this card are actually from the same diecut.  I just trimmed off two of the leaf sprigs from the main shoot and turned them around to fit the layout that I desired.


I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a ribbon and/or bow (ribbon)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-172-add-ribbon-bow.html
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Add a sentiment
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-151-anything-goes-optional.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-394.html
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-110-no-patterned-paper.html

I have used an embossed cardstock for the background.  I added a satin ribbon.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also used a digital sentiment from Birdie Brown which I coloured with copic markers.  I edged the image and sentiment using Distress Ink.  To finish,  I added the die cut leaves using a die from Creative Expressions and then added pre-coloured ribbon roses.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Happy Birthday

A CAS card with a minimal colour scheme:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colour Palette
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-21-august-2018
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-110-no-patterned-paper.html

I have used some lightly textured paper for the background.  I added some satin ribbon that I got in a grab bag a couple of years ago.  The image is from Fred She Said and coloured with copic markers.  I dded a sentiment also from Fred She Said.

Wisdom

We look like we are going to have four seasons in one day today.  We have grey skies but sun trying to poke through.  The temperature feels more autumn than spring but at least the spring flowers are all starting to bloom!


I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Back to School
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/08/back-to-school-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured wtih copic markers.  The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles,  I added a flower and leaf from a flower embellishment pack.  I inked the flower with some Distress Ink to tone down the pinkness of it.  Matting is chocolate brown cardstock.

Just For You

The spring flowers are just starting to make an appearance here.  Warmer weather is on its way - yay!




I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Just Because
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-for-week-of-august-20-2018-just-1

I have used a paper from a floral paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs.  I also used some organza ribbon and yellow cardstock for matting.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Add a Reindeer

Are you ready for another Anything Christmas challenge at CHNC?  This week our optional theme is to Include a Reindeer.


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with a silver Wink Of Stella pen.  I also added some silver ribbon and some glitter foam snowflake embellishments.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-613.html
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - August Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/classic-design-team-open-challenge-8.html

Friday, 24 August 2018

Halloween

I felt like creating a Halloween card, so here is my first one for this year:



I would like to enter:
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-08-1st.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-74.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Ribbon
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-172-add-ribbon-bow.html

I have used a purple card blank.  I added a rectangle of patterned digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and is coloured with fluro copic markers plus skin toned copic markers.  I inked the edges of the image with a Distress Ink pad.  I also added a Halloween skull embellishment in fluro orange.  The ribbon is a grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.

Scruffy Kitty

I worked off a sketch for this one but made some changes to the sketch.  I first flipped and rotated the sketch.  Then I changed all the shapes from squares and rectangles to circles.  Hopefully the sketch is still recognisable!


This is my interpretation:



I would like to enter:
Di's Digis - 2 or more patterned papers
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/2-or-more-patterned-papers-challenge.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-augustus.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/08/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-33.html

I have used offcut pieces of patterned papers - I'm not sure of the origin of any of them as they are from my scraps box!  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some foil tape over the join of two of the offcut pieces of paper.  Matting is pearlescent paper.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Season's Greetings

I've gone quite non-traditional with this card - both in colour and choice of paper.  However, this paper was actually from a christmas paper pad and I used the matching tag too!


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-479-9th-of-august-christmas.html
Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-34-anything-christmas-goes.html


I have used a paper, border and a sentiment tag from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.   I also added some gold stars in two different sizes.  The matting is pearlescent paper.

Schools In

A school themed card today.


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - School Supplies
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/tag-tt081618-twisted-thursday-challenge
Imagine That - Customer Link Up
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/12/customer-link-up-is-back.html

I have used two digital papers plus a digital embellishment from Pixel Scrapper.  The image is from Imagine That and coloured wtih a copic marker.  The sentiment is from Oak Pond Creations and is coloured with copic markers.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Believe In Dreams

I was in a cutesy mood when I started this card:


I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-349-punches-and-dies.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  I die cut the image, banner and frame using a die set from Memory Box.  The leaf spray has also been die-cut.  I added a digital sentiment from Anji's Antics.  I also added a gemstone to the banner.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Winter In August

This fortnight's challenge is all about Winter in AugustChristmas here is in the middle of summer but this is what I would do if it was winter (sit in front of a nice warm fire!).  Actually, minus the christmas decorations this is about what I am doing at the moment! 

The sponsors for this fortnight's challenge are



I have used an image from Createful Heart Digis called Christmas Eve Kitty.


The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-479-9th-of-august-christmas.html
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The Cake Exploded

A masculine card this time. 


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours + Masculine
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-13-august-2018

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a mesh ribbon and a grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.  The image and sentiment are from Fred She Said.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is silver metallic paper.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Anything Is Possible

Another aquatic themed card.  I have some swimmers going well at the moment but there is always a few that need a bit of extra encouragement!  Hence, the sentiment on this one:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Kids
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/tag-gcc081318-monday-greetings-kids
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-anything-goes-challenge.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-195-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.   The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some embellishments from an embellishment pack which I glitzed up a bit with some Wink Of Stella

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Sunshine

As per usual the challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has a theme of Anything Goes.  This challenge we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.


I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Sea Sunrise.


I also used a digital paper from Polka Doodles.  I added some embellishments from a beach themed embellishment pack (possibly from Rosie's Studio but I can't be sure as I don't still have the packaging.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - August Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/classic-design-team-open-challenge-8.html
Fabrika Fantasy - Anything Goes
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-23-anything-goes.html

 

Warm Winter Wishes

This week's Anything Christmas challenge at CHNC has an optional theme of "No Stamp or Digital Image".  I still have a digital element in the form of a sentiment - it was fun to make the sentiment the focal point!




I have used a glitter cardstock from American Crafts and added a silver glitter ribbon.  The sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic marker and Wink Of Stella.  I also added a foam snowflake embellishment to match the glitter cardstock I used for matting.

I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-anything-goes-challenge.html
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-110-no-patterned-paper.html

Friday, 17 August 2018

Scrap Gift Card

I got to use up a few scraps on this card!

 And these are some of the scraps that I used.  I ended up only using the three centre ones.  The matting and the base card are also left over pieces from other cards.


I would like to enter:
Hiding In My Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2018/08/himcr-365-super-scraps-saturday.html

I used an offcut piece of cardstock for the base card.  I think it was the piece left over from a square shaped card which I tend to cut from  A4 cardstock.  The scraps above are all the pieces extra from card fronts.  They are various brands I think.  The matting is from a scrap paper pack that I bought some time ago.  Some of the pieces are smallish and I don't get to use them.  However, due to the smaller nature of this card, one of the pieces was perfect.  I created the background by cutting 1cm strips from the scrap pieces and laying them across the base.  I die-cut an embellishment using one of the scrap pieces.  The image is from Oddball Art Company and paper pieced with scraps as well as some colouring with copic markers.

A Merry Christmas

We are now at the midway point of the August challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  The optional theme for August is Add Some Greenery.  August sponsor is Luna Girl.


I have used an image from a collage sheet called Old Fashioned Christmas Digital Collage Sheet.


I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, along with a gem studded mesh ribbon and a holly embellishment.  I added a bit of depth to the leaves in the image with a silver Wink Of Stella pen.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Some Angels Choose Fur Over Wings

I went with cute for my inspiration card for the new challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This challenge we are honouring The Year Of The Dog.  The dog needs to be the primary focus of your creation.

I have used Santa Puppy Hat and Fur Wings from Scribbles Designs along with Puppy Power Papers from Scribbles Doodles Designs.

I also used a foam Santa Hat embellishment and some red gemstones.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.


I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - August Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/classic-design-team-open-challenge-8.html

In order to see the birds...

...it is necessary to become part of the silence.  Isn't this such a wonderful quote.  I just had to add it to my inspirational quotes book.


I would like to enter:
Create With TLC - Anything Goes
http://desiref.blogspot.com/2018/07/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no22.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The bird image and quote are also from Create with TLC.  I added various embellishments from an embellishment pack.  I added some colour to the bow using a copic marker to tone down the whiteness.

Let The Wind Carry You

I selected a more vintage paper so I tried to keep the colours a bit more vintage as well.



I would like to enter:
Star In My Pocket - Things with Wings and/or Tails
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2018/08/things-with-wings-andor-tails-challenge.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a sentiment and butterfly (which I coloured with Wink Of Stella) from an embellishment pack.  I also added a "trail" from the butterfly using Nuvo Drops.

Enjoy the Sun and Surf

I love being at the beach in summer - not necessarily in the water though.  I love the sound of the surf rolling in and find it relaxing.  Although I could do that at the moment, I think the current temperature would be a bit off-putting.  The days are gradually getting warmer so I think we are getting closer to summer!



I would like to enter:
Imagine That! - Customer Link Up
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/12/customer-link-up-is-back.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Taste Of Summer
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-aug-9th-aug-15thtwist-vacation-travel

I have used a paper and a sentiment from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Imagine That! Digis and is coloured with fluro copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some seashell embellishments too.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Celebrate The Season


After a couple of days of brilliant sunshine we are now back to the rainy days.  I'm hoping that today won't be quite as wet as yesterday was as I need to go out later on.  The silver lining is that it is a good opportunity to do some crafting as I can't get the garden weeded in the rain!



I would like to enter:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2018/08/sketch-198.html

I have used two papers from christmas paper pads by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some silver glitter ribbon, some snowflake patterned washi tape and some cream buttons.  The sentiment is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Star Sign Canvas

I gave my copic markers a rest on this one - and hauled out my watercolour pencils to stop them gathering cobwebs!



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-week-of-august-8
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/08/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-33.html


I have used a canvas for the base which I sprayed with various colours of pearl mists.  A while ago I made some backgrounds using paper towels but can't remember what else I did!  The centre square is cut from one of those backgrounds.  The four images are all from Knitty Kitty Digis.  I also added some Nuvo Mousse in a randomish line.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Inspirational

I could think what to title this post.  So used the first word on the background paper!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours + Add a flower
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-7-august-2018

I have used a background paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some purple bakers twine randomly across the background.  The image is from Fred She Said and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a flower embellishment put together from flowers in two different embellishment packs - I though the green flower looked more like leaves.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Birthday Wishes

With a couple of sunny days, I'm inspired to create cards with a summery theme.  It's nice to see the sun after such a wet and cold winter (which probably is nowhere near over yet!)


I would like to enter:
All Dressed up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-challenge-83.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl on bicycle)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/07/pinspirational-challenge-221.html

I have used a patterned paper and label from a paper pad by Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pre-made flower embellishments and a sentiment sticker.

Fun In The Sun

The sun is shining for the second day in a row so maybe spring and summer are on their way!  Wishful thinking probably!  It inspired me to create a summery card today:


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Sunny Moments
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-sunny-moments-gcc073018
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Add a sentiment
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-151-anything-goes-optional.html


I have used a sun ray patterned paper along with a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Dimensional Magic to the ice cubes and her lips.  I also used some button embellishment stickers.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge at CHNC is now live and the theme is For A Lady or Girl.  My card is for a girl.



I printed the digital image from Bugaboo Stamps on the bottom part of the card.  I added an offcut of a christmas paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I joined the two together with a red and gold ribbon and added a gold bow over the top.  I used some foam candy canes as embellishments.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz with some Dimensional Magic added to the candy cane in the girl's hand.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-613.html
Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-33-anything-christmas-goes.html

Friday, 10 August 2018

Always In My Heart

I thought this sentiment was perfect for this image with it's prominent heart!

I would like to enter:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
https://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/p/here-they-all-are-for-you-our.html
Hiding In My Craft Room - Use Three Colours (lavender, pink and teal)
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2018/08/himcr-364-use-3-colors.html


I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the background.  I added some Angelina Fibre in both teal and pink over the top.  The sentiment and image are both from Limited Runs and have been raised up using mount tape.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some teal pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

When Memories Fail Pictures Prevail

A bit of a CAS card here - I wanted as much of the background paper to show as possible.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Vacation/Travel
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-aug-2nd-aug-8thtwist-vacation-travel
Imagine That - Link Up
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/12/customer-link-up-is-back.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Imagine That! Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some glitter domes.

85

I don't often create numbered birthday cards - but every now and then I do.  And today, is one of those times!



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Use numbers
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-478-2nd-of-august-use-numbers.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Birthday
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-august-3-2018

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art and is coloured with copic markers, Sparkle Glitter Pen and Wink Of Stella.  I die-cut a doily from some pearlescent paper using a die from Cherry Lynn.  The numbers were die cut from red cardstock using a die set from Memory Box.  I also added a flower embellishment.