Sunday, 30 September 2018

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge at CHNC Weekly has a theme of Something beginning with S.  I went a little bit out of the box and chose an image starting with S (sunbonnet). 


I have used patterned papers from a Christmas paper pad.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  Matting is yellow pearlescent paper.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 615
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/stella-says-sketch-615-challenge.html

Smile

This month's Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz has almost finished and I'm only just getting my card in on time!  It's been one of those months that time seems to go quicker and things just done get done until the last minute (if at all!)

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - September
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-september-2018

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC for the background.  The image is from Createful Heart Digis and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added a paper strip and some glittery embellishments.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Happy Birthday

I am finally caught up with all of Beccy's challenges from this year.  This one is the sketch challenge from February.  I'd printed out the image in February but that month my father had a massive stroke and passed away.  He hadn't been sick at all so it was a massive shock for all of us.  My mother couldn't cope on her own so I ended up doing alot for her in getting the house sold.  She has now shifted nearer to me and is getting more and more settled all the time.  So, I am now finding I'm getting a bit more "me" time.

I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - September Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pearls. I followed the sketch for the February challenge at Beccy's Place.

Best Wishes

This month's challenge at Beccy's Place has this gorgeous image and an optional theme of creating a Dutch Fold Card. 



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - September Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment all from Beccy's Place.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I used some copper cardstock to mat the image. 

I followed a tutorial for the Dutch Fold Card from Beccy's Place.

Whooo

I seem to have a bit of a bird theme going at the moment.  I must have heards some birds twittering outside when I was choosing the images!





I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - The Colours Of Fall
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-76.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy for the background.  I added a piece of mesh ribbon.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and is coloured with copic markers.  It is the first time that I have used a grey scale image and I quite enjoyed colouring it up.  I also added an autumn coloured flower embellishment which was the last in the pack (now I wish I'd bought more packs).  I added a "stem" using pearls

Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

I don't seem to have enough hours in the day at the moment.  I found a bit of time to craft yesterday but not as much as I would like!  It is good relaxation from everything else that is going on at the moment.

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - In The Garden
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-20-sept-26-twist-in-the-garden

I have used a paper, border and two tags from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Miss Rach and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some tiny pearls to the tags and some larger pearls to the card itself.  I also added some flower shaped buttons to add to the garden feel.

Wishing You A Wonderful Day

I have had so many distractions this evening that I didn't think that I would get this card completed!  I should really be in bed by now - but at least I have completed it!  Then I'm off to bed as it is now nearly 11pm!  I'll check for some more challenges to add this to after I have had some sleep!



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Sports
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-483-20th-of-september-sports.html

I have used a paper and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some masculine looking washi tape.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Meowy Christmas

This week's optional theme at CHNC Weekly Challenge is "Pick A Patterned Paper".  I used three different patterned papers all from the same paper pad.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Christmas Cat and a sentiment from an image called Make It Snappy Meowy Christmas.

I also used three different patterned papers from a Christmas paper pad.  Matting is yellow pearlescent paper.  I also added some olive green ribbon across the card.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/stella-says-sketch-615-challenge.html
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - September
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/classic-design-team-open-challenge.html

Friday, 21 September 2018

Anything Is Possible

Centre Row of Twine, Washi Tape and Monochromatic



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - September BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/sdeptember-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I have used three patterned papers.  The imageand sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and are coloured with copic markers in shades of brown.  I double matted the image and sentiment adding twine between the layers.

Merry Christmas

Bottom Row of sentiment, sparkle and Bugaboo Image



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - September BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/sdeptember-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/stella-says-sketch-615-challenge.html

I have used three patterned papers.  The imageand sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and are coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some Dimensional Magic to the candy cane  I edged the papers with some Peelcraft border stickers.  I added some gold glitter tape as my sparkle.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Happy Birthday To A Very Special Person

I'm back to creating aquatic themed cards!  I can't seem to help myself as so much of my time is spent around the water!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Pearl.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-13-sept-19-twist-pearl

I have used a paper, border and sentiment tag from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Miss Rach and is coloured with copic markers.  I added pearls in the form of Nuvo Drops to the dolphin eyes, water bubbles, hole in the tag and also three under the image.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Peace On Earth

It is just over three months until Christmas so expect to see more Christmas makes from me over that time.  I'm actually on top of the Christmas cards but I'm behind on decorations and tags so that might have to soon be my focus!  Here is another card:



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-353-embossing-of-any-kind.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-482-13th-of-september.html
Holly & Ivy - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-36-and-winner-and-top-5-for.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Crafters Choice.  The sentiment is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a piece of red cardstock embossed with an embossing folder.

Bouquet of Flowers

We are midway through the September challenge at Path Of Positivity.  This month the focus is on one of my favourite colours - orange!




I have used an image from a Digital Collage Sheet from Luna Girl.  The set is called Still Life Backgrounds & Minis Digital Collage Sheet.



I also have used some orange paper to cover my cardstock, some orange patterned washi tape and some orange embellishments that I have had for some time and never used.  I got them from another DT member on swap we did a couple of years ago!

I would like to enter these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - September Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/classic-design-team-open-challenge.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-397.html

Thanks

I have made an oversized card this time.  Sometimes you need extra space in a card when it is from a large group of people!


I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs - Bird
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-208.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge.html

I have used a large sheet of cardstock for the base of the card.  I used a silver cardstock for all of the matting as well as die-cutting the frame, bird, leaves, flowers and sentiment.  The patterned papers used are from a paper pad by Marianne's Designs.

Marianne's Designs products used are:
LR0457
LR0224
PK9140 - Pretty Papers Bloc

Sweet n Sassy

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is Sweet and Sassy.  The sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.




I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Stella Tidbits - Fairy Visit



I also used a paper from a recently released paper pad by Kaisercraft. Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  Matting is purple pearlescent paper.  I added some Nuvo Drops in four different colours around the card.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Celebrate!

This month's theme at Scribbles Designs is "Pick A Patterned Paper".  We are looking for dots, stripes, plaids, chevrons or diamonds.  For my make, I used this paper from Scribbles Doodles Designs.



The image from Scribbles Designs is called Present.   The sentiment comes from a Scribbles Designs set called Words.


I have also used copic markers and Wink Of Stella for colouring, a piece of organza ribbon in mixed colours and some clear glitter domes.



All I Want For Christmas

This month's optional theme at 12 Months Of Christmas is Have A Tweet Christmas and we are sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.



I have used an image and sentiment by Beccy Muir for Sparkle n Sparkle.  The set is called Christmas Goose.


I also used two digital christmas papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz. 

Merry Christmas

Time for another Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by AMB Illustrations.



For my make, I have used an image from AMB Illustrations called Cute Christmas Snowman as well as a digital paper also from AMB Illustrations.


Colouring of the image is with a combination of copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added a snowflake embellishment and some candy stickers.  The sentiment has been die cut with a die from Tattered lace.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

All I Want For Christmas....

..is Santa's naughty boy list!

This week's optional theme at CHNC is on the paper - plaid, check or gingham.  I decided I would do a card with humour for a change and also used up some offcut pieces of patterned paper:


The papers are from various christmas paper pads.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some red Peelcraft stickers over the joins in the papers.  Matting is red cardstock. 


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-614.html

Thursday, 13 September 2018

I Didn't Say You Were Old

I was working on this card yesterday but didn't get it finished until this morning as while I was working on it a group of school children threw rocks at my unit and did a fair bit of damage.  I spent the rest of the evening organising repairs and speaking to the police.  Found out that they had hit another two houses before mine - seemed that they had nothing better to do on their way home from school.  I'm hoping that they get caught.

I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-312-anything-goes.html
The Crafters Cafe - Three of Something
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/203-3-of-something-3-of-anything.html

I have used a retro paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added three flower shaped craft buttons and some web ribbon.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Sunny Days

When I printed out this image and sentiment it looked like summer was on it's way.  By the time that I finished it this morning we are back to cold temperatures and overcast skies!  So, this is wishful thinking:






I would like to enter:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
https://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/p/here-they-all-are-for-you-our.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image and sentiment are both from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added Dimensional Magic to the eyes of the birdies.  I also added some gemstones.  I separated them out a bit for the top three.

Trick or Treat

I had fun with this one - decided instead of doing an obvious 3 of something (like embellishments) that I would use three different digital papers!



I would like to enter:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-75.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - 3 of Something (digital papers)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-6-12-optional-twist-recipe-3-of
Show Us  Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-34.html

I have used three digital papers from Lozzy.  The image is from Miss Rach and just has a bit of colour added to the eyes.  The digital sentiment is from Bird's Cards.  I also added two glittery ghost embellishments as well as a sentiment all from Little Birdie.  I inked the edges of the digital image and digital sentiment using a black Distress Ink pad.  I also added some Peelcraft border stickers over the joins between the digital papers.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Wishing You A Sweet Day

A sweet image, sweet paper and a sweet sentiment!



I would like to enter:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-75-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-173-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and is coloured with a combination of copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some Dimensional Magic to the chocolate icing.  I added a digital sentiment (source unknown)


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Wishing You Peace Love & Joy

This week's optional theme at CHNC is to Include the Word Joy.



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The square pieces are cut from a christmas paper by Sugar and Spice Studio using up one of my many offcuts!  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some glittery stars.  Matting is metallic paper.

I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday -  Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2018/08/welcome-back.html
Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-35-anything-christmas-goes.html

This is the sketch that I followed from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Friday, 7 September 2018

For You

The sun is shining for the second day in a row.  I got a bit of my outside chores done yesterday and should be able to do some more today. 

I managed to find three challenges all sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads that worked for this card:




I would like to enter:
Di's Digis - Fancy Folds
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fancy-folds-challenge.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-173-anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-396.html

I used a die set from Sissix to cut the silver cardstock and the pink glitter cardstock to create the base.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I die-cut three flowers using a die from Marianne's Designs and added gemstones to the centres.  I also added a digital sentiment from Paper Smooches.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Have A Wonderful Day

We finally have some sunshine today.  I have so many things that need to be done outside but I have an appointment shortly so I don't think they are going to get done today.  Hopefully we will have a few more days of sunshine to come!  While it was wet yesterday, I created this one:

I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-311-anything-goes.html
The Crafters Cafe - Three Of Something
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/203-3-of-something-3-of-anything.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Summer Splash.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added three blue oval gemstones as my three of something.  I also used some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Silent Night

Now that I have a few more Marianne's products, I am able to create a card using nearly all Marianne's products (excluding the cardstock, colouring and bling).

And this is the inside of the card:


I would like to enter:
Marianne's Design - Christmas
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-207.html

I have used the following products from Marianne's Designs:
Stamp Positioner
Paper from "Cosy Christmas" Paper pad
LR0483 - Anja's Marquee
LR0142 - Poinsettia
CS0874 - Vintage Silent Night

Colouring is with copic markers.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Happy Howlidays

I just realised that I hadn't posted my midway for the Year Of The Dog challenge at Scribbles Designs.



I have used Puppy Snow and Happy Howlidays from Scribbles Designs.


The background paper is a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I also used some mesh ribbon and die-cut some snowflakes using a die set from Sissix.  I also added some tiny pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

Back To School

I had a visit from my daughter today so I'm a bit behind with things.  I should really be in bed by now but besides posting this card I created before she arrived, I have some other things that needed to be completed tonight.  At least I got her to do some heavy lifting for me while she was here (bags of compost ready for spring planting).






I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Back To School
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-351-back-to-school.html
CRAFT Challenge - Back To School
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-480-23rd-of-august-back-to.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers.  I used some letter stickers for the sentiment - I thought these had a handwritten schoolish look to them.  I adhered them to cardstock which I then mounted up so that it could act as a stopper for the easel.   I also added some stars - as this boy is going to be a star with his studies!  The tape measure at the bottom is a fabric one.

Summer Living

A summer card - not that we have summer weather here yet.  It takes me 20 minutes to drive to work and on the way today it managed to go from watery sun to rain to sun to rain to sun and then rained again just after I got in the door!



I would like to enter:
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-149.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-395_29.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also used a digital sentiment from Netty's Cards.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and is the freebie image for the month of August.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some shell embellishments.

Feline Prehistoric?

We are back again with a new challenge at Path Of Positivity after our midwinter break (at least it was for me!).  This month we are continuing with our colour theme and it is a favourite of mine - Shades of Orange.  Sponsors for this challenge are Imagine That! Digis and Luna Girl.






For my challenge start project, I have used an image and sentiment from Imagine That! Digis from a set called Bambi and Max.  There are another two sentiments in the set and both Bambi and Max are also on their own.

I have also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well as some pale orange glitter domes. 

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Rectangle Cards
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc09032018-rectangle-cards
Imagine That! Digis - Customer Link Up
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/12/customer-link-up-is-back.html


Monday, 3 September 2018

Today Is Your Day

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs has a challenge theme of Back To School (All About The Kids).  Sponsors for this challenge are A Day For Daisies and Cute As A Button:



I used an image from A Day For Daisies called Bot Two.



I have also used a paper from a Kids themed paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added a digital sentiment and some washi tape.  Matting is dark brown cardstock.

Christmas Blessings


A bit of a non-traditional christmas card this morning.  I was just playing with a background and then found a piece of glitter cardstock that matched.  The only dies I had out were snowflake ones so it sort of evolved from there!


I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/08/anything-goes-challenge_28.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Backgrounds
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/09/cic453-crafty-sentiments.html

I have used some Distress Ink Refills and Shaving Foam to create the background.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers and fluro copic markers.  The dies used for cutting the snowflakes are from Sissix.  The sentiment is from Digi Doodles.

I now have fingers that match the background on this card!  It is a messy process but produces interesting backgrounds.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Angel

This week's optional theme at CHNC is to Include an Angel.



For my card, I have used an angel image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.  I printed my image onto white cardstock and coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added an offcut of Christmas paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I also added some gemstones.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-613.html