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.


Sunday, 21 October 2018

Just For You


It is time for this fortnight's challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  The challenge is Anything Goes and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Flower Butterfly Vase.  The digital paper is also from Bugaboo Stamps from a set called Polka Dot Flowers.


I also used a die from Tattered Lace to diecut the sentiment.  I added some butterfly and flower embellishments.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

Merry Christmas

I'm a bit late posting this week as I have been without internet for the past 2 days.  Now it is catch up time!  The challenge this week at CHNC is Anything Goes with an optional twist of focussing on the sentiment.



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Crafter's Choice.  The sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a circle from one of the offcut pieces in my stash.  The arrow is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added three pearls to the card.

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, 19 October 2018

Christmas Joy

We are midway through the Anything Positive Challenge with an optional theme of using purple in more than half of the card.  This month we are sponsored by Limited Runs and A Day For Daisies.





I have used an image from Limited Runs called Noelle which is #33 in the Seasonal - Christmas section.  I also used a digital sentiment from Limited Runs.



Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I also added some glittery purple sticker embellishments.  Matting is red cardstock.

I would like to enter:
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-38-anything-christmas-goes.html

Pumpkin

I managed to find a bit of time between work today to create a few cards.  I am away again this weekend (some of it is for work) and so time is limited at the moment.  It is amazing how much you can achieve though when you are under pressure


I would like to enter:
Di's Digi Downloads - Pumpkin
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/include-pumpkins-challenge.html


I have used a paper from a Halloween paper pad by DCWV.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is coloured with copic markers.

Celebrating Digi Stamp Boutique

Digi Stamp Boutique is closing it's doors but this week Sweet Sketch Wednesday are celebrating them.  As I have been lucky enough to have been one of the winners of the Digi Stamp Boutique sponsored prize, I just had to make some time to join in the celebration.  Life is frantic for me at the moment but fortunately I found some time today to create this one:



I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Just For Fun
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2018/10/sketch-147-and-celebrating-digistamp.html

I have used  a paper from a paper pad by DCWV.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from a Halloween sentiment sheet.  I used some offcuts to die cut the circles.  Matting is heavy weight black cardstock.



This is the sketch that I followed (sort of)

As you can see, I changed the ribbon to a sentiment.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Jack Frost


We are at the start of a new challenge at Scribbles Designs and this month the theme is Winter Is Coming.

I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Snowheads 1.


I decided to create a mini canvas for decorating the house at Christmas time.  I will swap it over for the Christmas period with the one that is normally on my mini easel.  I sprayed the canvas with three colours of Pearl Mists.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some glittery foam snowflake embellishments.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Happy Holidays

We are midway through the current challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This months theme is to Pick A Patterned Paper and we have given you the patterns to choose from.  Update - we are now nearly at the end of this challenge and I just discovered that this post was still in my drafts (I have been away from home since 28th September so slipping on checking things!

The image and sentiment are from Scribbles Designs.   I have used Bells and Happy Holidays.



I have used a patterned paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some blue puff stickers.


Of Course I Hung My Stockings

This week's optional theme at CHNC is to include a stocking.  I've included a few stockings in my images and in my backing paper!

 
I have used two images and a sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.
 
I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Merry Christmas

I'm a bit late posting my card for this week's challenge at CHNC as I have had no internet access.  This week our theme at CHNC is  Add A Flower or Two Or More.



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft  The images and sentiment are all from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-616.html

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Happy Halloween


We are at the start of the October Challenge at The Path Of Positivity.  Each month, we have an optional twist - this month being the colour purple.   The sponsors for October are A Day For Daisies and Limited Runs.



I have used an image from A Day For Daisies.



I also used a paper from a paper pad and some halloween embellishments.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Happy Halloween

I am earlier than usual posting my make for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs.  I had to be organised this time as I'm away from home around the time that the challenge closes!


I have used a paper from a Halloween themed paper pad.  In the past I haven't been able to find any here but this year I did so I bought two pads.  I'm actually wondering if I should have bought more in case next year there aren't any at all again!

The image and sentiment are both from Limited Runs and are coloured with fluro copic markers plus skin tone.  I added some fluro skeleton embellishments (they were the inspiration for the colour scheme!)


Miss Lilly

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is all about Blue and Buttons.  And for this challenge, we are sponsored by Little Blue Buttons.



I have used an image from Little Blue Button called Miss Lilly In The Garden.



I have also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added two different blue ribbons.  The buttons are daisy shaped and were originally more of an aqua colour but I coloured over them with a copic marker so that they matched the flower in the wheelbarrow.