Monday, 31 December 2018

Warm Wishes

It is a while since I have created a card using paper piecing but these mittens were perfect for paper piecing.



I would like to enter:
Pattie's Creations - Winter/Christmas
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-153.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.   The mittens were paper pieced using some offcuts of christmas paper.  I added some Stickles to the cuffs of the mittens and also some glitter foam snowflake embellishments.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Merry Christmas

aaen


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - December BINGO (Twine + 2 merged images + blue)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/a-bingo-challenge-to-finish-out-bugaboo.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/end-of-year-anything-christmas-goes.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and are coloured with copic markers.  I merged the Blank MIS with Dottie Shop and Merry Christmas sentiment.

Winter Owls

This is another of the cards that I made prior to Christmas.  I ran out of time to get them all shared on my blog before Christmas though.


I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Celebrate
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/12/celebrate-challenge.html
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-495-13th-of-december-anything.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles.  I added Dimensional Magic to the eyes to give a googly eye look to them.

Kitty Christmas

And this is yet another of the cards created before Christmas that I didn't manage to share on my blog.


I would like to enter:
Ike's Art - Christmas
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/ikesworld-challenges-115-winner-114.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Meowy Christmas
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/12/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-37.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.

Snowy Celebrations

This is another of the cards that I made before Christmas that hasn't been shared on my blog.  This time I used a pre-coloured image.


I would like to enter:
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/pinspirational-challenge-231.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and is pre-coloured.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

January

This week at CHNC, the theme is Any Christmas card or New Years Card.  I have created a New Year card with the focus on January.  Although, here we shouldn't see snow in January!



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles.  I added a large snowflake under the image and then three small glitter foam snowflakes.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/stella-says-sketch-last-challenge-of.html

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Seasons Greetings

I have had a couple of days where I haven't got on the computer much - so I'm still sharing Christmas cards that were created before Christmas.  And this isn't the last one either.


I would like to enter:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Christmas
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-155-anything-goes-optional.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-december-21-2018-open-through-january-

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles.  I also added some glitter ribbon, some glitter foam Santa Hats and some puffy stickers.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Golden Ornament

Yet another of my last minute christmas makes which I am gradually getting posted on my blog:



I would like to enter:
Tiddly Inks - Let's Be Merry
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-220lets-be-merry.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from Tiddly Inks and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Warm Winter Wishes

My keyboard is misbehaving today  I touch keys and they don't work.  I'm having to go back and fill in the missing letters and spaces.  It is really annoying when I'm trying to type up quite a few posts.  So, if there are any funny looking words you know why!




I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Warm Winter Wishes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-for-the-week-of-december-15
Hiding In My Craft Room - Any Holiday
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2018/12/himcr-384-any-holiday.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Oddball Art Compny and is coloured wih copic markers.  I added a sentiment from Birds Cards, a white doily and some white glitter foam snowflakes.




Summer Santa

Despite it being the middle of summer here, I don't expect to see Santa running around with a surfboard unless he is using it to shelter from the rain.  This is the worst summer that I can recall.  Nearly every week there have been thunderstorms.

I would like to enter:
The Crafters Cafe - Use Glitter and/or Christmas
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/210-use-glitter-andor-christmas.html
Cupcake Inspiratios - Red, Green and White
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/12/cic460-kitty-bee-designs.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/end-of-year-anything-christmas-goes.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-111-santa-clause-is-coming-to.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from Dr Digi's House Of Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.

Holly card

Yet another of my christmas makes which I'm uploading in between all my other preparations for tomorrow.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - December Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-challenge-flowers-plants.html
Carlin's Challenge - Christmas + Holly Leaves
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-5-december.html


I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers.  I fussy cut the image and added it over the background.  I also added three stars that I die-cut with a die from an Advent Calendar from Tattered Lace.

Glitter Doves

Another of my last minute christmas makes:



I would like to enter:
The Crafters Cafe - Use Glitter and/or Christmas (I have used both)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/210-use-glitter-andor-christmas.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Red, Green and White
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/12/cic460-kitty-bee-designs.html


I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

Joy

I followed a sketch for this one:


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - December Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-challenge-flowers-plants.html
Cheelrful Sketches - December Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-challenge.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper. The Merry Christmas one is from Sugar and Spice Studio while the other two are from Kaisercraft. The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches.

Joy To The World

This image matched this christmas paper so well that I had to create a Christmas card with it!



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - December Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-challenge-flowers-plants.html

I have used two papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I added some gemstones as embellishments.

Wishing You Sunshine On Your Day

While I was working I on my last minute Christmas makes, I made this one.  I needed to just craft something non-Christmas!

 
I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Butterflies/Insects
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used a paper, border and a matching tag from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles.  I also added some Stickles to the tag.  I added a butterfly shaped button as an embellishment.

Merry Christmas Pocket Card

I made this for a December cardswap on CraftyNZCardmakers.  It had to be a pocket card and include a favourite recipe.  I put the pocket on the front of my card:

And this is the recipe pulled up a bit:





I have followed a tutorial for a pocket card.

I used papers and a sentiment from paper pads by Kaisercraft.

Checking The List

Another of the Christmas makes that I'm yet to share.  Hopefully, I get them all uploaded today.

I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-327-anything-goes.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.

Merry Christmas

Here is another one of the Christmas cards I'm yet to share. 


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - The Conductor
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-december-2018


I have used a paper, border, tag and sentiment from Christmas paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is called The Conductor and comes from Star Stampz.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Merry Christmas

This week the challenge at CHNC is all about the word Christmas.  So, I have used an image that focusses on the sentiment "Merry Christmas"



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Creations. The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Stickles.  I also added some Dimensional Magic to the candy cane. Matting is red cardstock.  I added a doily under the image and three stars.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - December
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/classic-dt-open-challenge-december-12.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/stella-says-sketch-last-challenge-of.html

Trimming The Tree

I have several last minute makes to share - so there will be a few posts over the next couple of days! 




I would like to enter:
Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours + Leaves
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-18-december-2018
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-paper-shelters-christmas-challenge.html


I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper to create the background.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Merry Christmas

I'm on to my final cards for this year's Christmas (I hope).  With only 3 days to Christmas and I'm still making cards, I may not yet be finished.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Merry Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-december-17th-theme-merry-christmas
CHNC Patterned Paper - December Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/12/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used offcuts of paper from various paper pads to create the background.  The images and sentiment are from Fred She Said.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is an offcut piece of gold cardstock.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Celebrate The Seasons

I originally created this one to enter in to the challenge at The Outlawz Sunday Challenge but had computer issues last weekend and didn't get it uploaded.  Then I realised it also fit this week's The Outlawz Friday Challenge so I am now uploading it!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-december-14-2018

I have used 2 papers and a circle embellishment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles. 

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Amazing


I've just realised that this post hadn't gone live but there is still plenty of time to enter.

We are on our final Anything Goes challenge for 2018 - the next challenge will be our first for 2019!  Where has the year gone?  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Fred She Said.



I have used an image from Fred She Said called The Old Tractor.



I also used a digital paper from AMB Illustrations and a corrugated cardstock from Rosies Studio.  The glitter embellishments are all from the same chipboard embellishment set.  I added a strip of washi tape as well.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - December
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/classic-dt-open-challenge-december-12.html

Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas Blessings From Our Family To Yours

This month's challenge at Path Of Positivity is focussing on metallics.  We are sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.


Here is my midway inspiration card using images from a set by Sparkle n Sprinkle called A Peppermint Christmas.

 

I have also used some gold metallic cardstock for the base and matting.  Colouring of the images is with copic markers.  I added a gold glitter dome to the stopper for the easel card.

Let's Celebrate

This challenge at Incy Wincy Designs we are celebrating 10 years of the challenge.  There is a bit of a history of the challenge blog in the post.  So, create a celebration card and join in with our challenge this fortnight.

I have used an image from our sponsor Limited Runs called Water Bug.




I also used a paper, border, tag and sentiment from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers - plus I added some Dimensional Magic to the goggles.

Falling Flowers

For this card, I have been a little bit outside the box for my inspiration (obvious is Christmas!).  I took inspiration from the falling snowflakes but used an image with falling flowers instead.  In both the inspiration picture and my chosen image is a girl wearing knitwear.  I also went with the blue colour and the hair colour:



I would like to enter:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-82-anything-goes.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (see above)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/pinspirational-challenge-230.html

I also used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls dotted around to fill some of the white space.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Silent Night

This month, at Scribbles Designs, we are revisiting some of the earlier challenges from 2018 in our Year In Review Challenge.  For the start of the challenge, I have gone back to the February theme of "Go For Green".


I used an image from Scribbles Designs called Silent Night Wreath.

I also used 2 papers from christmas paper pads.  I added some holly patterned washi tape across the card and a green glitter ribbon vertically to create a gift wrapped look.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  To finish, I added some green gemstones to the card.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - December
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/classic-dt-open-challenge-december-12.html

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge at CHNC has an optional theme of Things With Wings.



I have used an image and a sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Stickles.  I added a chipboard semi-circle which I embellished with a some Nuvo paste stenciled on.  I also added some glitter domes.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/stella-says-sketch-last-challenge-of.html

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Elf Antics - Day 12

The elves found the absolutely worst place to hang the decoration:








Yep.  Under the clock so that every time I check the time I see it!


And here is a close up for those who haven't seen this "decoration" in past years!





I would like to link up to:
DL Art - Elf Antics Day 12
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_12.html



Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Elf Antics - Day Eleven

I thought I had seen the last of that decoration as it wasn't in the box of decorations when I pulled it out.



Looks like Ron didn't trust me not to throw it out and had hidden it.

I wonder where those three are planning to hang it this year.  Hopefully not where I can see it!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Roses

I didn't think I was going to get the time to complete this card as I have so much on with work this week but I managed to squeeze some crafting time in this morning!


 
I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2018/11/sketch-150-with-day-for-daisies.html

I have used a paper from a looseleaf paper pack.  I used some gold cardstock for the small diamonds.  The remainder of the gold is Peelcraft border stickers.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers.  I used the same two colours that I used for the rose in the image (R35 and R32) to colour the white ribbon roses.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Elf Antics - Day Nine

OK....



So now I know why Jassin and Eldrin were trying to get in the bag.

Half of the container of strawberries appears to be missing too!

Ron - they were for my dinner tonight.

I would like to link up to:
DL Art - Elf Antics Day 9
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_9.html

Elf Antics - Day Nine

Now, what?


Somehow, I don't trust those elves. 


And where is Ron?


I am linking up to:
DL Art - Elf Antics Day 9
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_9.html





May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

I have used more of a non-traditional image for this Christmas card.  It is still a winter image but no holly, etc in sight!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Monochrome Red
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-4-december-2018
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-494-6th-of-december-christmas.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers and Stickles.  I added two different gemstones as embellishments.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Elf Antics - Day Eight

I think those elves are coming down from their energy rush and needing some sugar to refuel it:



At least I caught them before they had consumed them!

I would like to link up to:
DL Art - Elf Antics
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_8.html





Saturday, 8 December 2018

Ho Ho Ho

This week our optional theme at CHNC is use some gems or pearls.  I used gems for my card:



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a strip of kraft coloured tape across the card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added three sparkly gems.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/stella-says-sketch-challenge-620.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-409.html

Friday, 7 December 2018

Elf Antics - Day Seven

I had to go to work this morning and came back to find this:



Looks like three naughty elves have been raiding my crafting supplies to play dress ups!  They were a bit hyper so I had a bit of trouble getting them to sit stll for the photo.  Lets hope that energy drink wears off soon!

I would like to link up to:
DL Art - Elf Antics Day Seven
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_7.html

'Tis the Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 7

The final day of the Holiday Chaos at Catch The Bug.  Today we get to use the Friday freebie image which also came with a great sentiment.  Along with that is a BINGO board.  I started off doing the bottom row (plaid + Bugaboo image + star) but when I look back at the BINGO board, it also fits the right hand column (sentiment + Non-traditional colors + star)




I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - 'Tis The Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 7
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/testing-tis-season-for-awkward-holiday.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Stickles.  I added some star gemstones.

'Tis the Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 6

Day Six of the Holiday Chaos and the prompt was a colour palette.  I picked up mainly on the olive green and red but do have touches of the other colours.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - 'Tis The Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 6
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/tis-season-for-awkward-holiday-chaos_6.html

The paper, image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Stickles and Wink Of Stella.  I added some velveteen ribbon in a gift wrapping pattern. I also added olive green pearls to each corner of the card.

'Tis the Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 5

I have three more cards to upload!

The prompt for Day 5 was a photo inspiration.  I took inspiration from the awkward tree!  I consider that this tree looks a tad awkward:



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - 'Tis The Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 5
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/tis-season-for-awkward-holiday-chaos_5.html

I have used a digital paper, an image and a sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Stickles and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is blue cardstock.  I also added some blue glitter ribbon and a clear snowflake gemstone.

'Tis the Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 4

I've got a few days behind with my cards - work has been hectic and I needed to go to the shops for some more mount tape as well.  Frantic watermarking etc now to get them all uploaded before the challenge finishes! 

The prompt for Day 4 is a recipe challenge.  I chose the third one which is Color Green + embossing + ornament


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - 'Tis The Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos - Day 4
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/tis-season-for-awkward-holiday-chaos_4.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Stickles and Wink Of Stella.  I added a green vellum ornament, some green gemstones, some green sticker snowflakes.  I embossed a piece of purple cardstock using a Dots Embossing Folder.  Matting is blue and green cardstock.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Elf Antics - Day Six

This is my second post for Day 6 of the Elf Antics.

So, after looking everywhere for Ron (and the missing energy drink), I finally found him under my backstroke flags.  Well hidden!  Here is what I found when I moved the backstroke flags some more:

Now having found all three elves with an empty can of energy drink, I wonder how energised they are.  Could be some trouble afoot.......



I would like to link up to:
DL Arts - Elf Antics
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_6.html

Elf Antics - Day Six

I think my elves have stolen a day!  I thought we were up to Day 5 but I see we are up to Day 6!

After looking and looking for Ron, I couldn't seem to find him anywhere.  So, I had another look around and finally had success:




When I get a bit closer, I am going to check to see if he has the other missing can of drink!

And I really hope that he hasn't got my backstroke flags into a big tangle - or he is in trouble!

I would like to link up to:
DL Art - Elf Antics
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2018/12/dlart-6th-annual-elf-antics-with-twist_6.html

Elf Antics - Day Four

So after finding Jassin with one of the energy drinks, I went back to where I had seen Eldrin and moved the bucket he was hiding behind.


Two drinks now accounted for!

Now I still haven't found Ron yet.  I have an idea that is where I will find the third drink.  I'll keep looking and see if I can find where he has hidden!