Thursday, 31 January 2019

Sew Sew

I haven't made a sewing themed card for a while but I came across this image that I had printed out some time ago and just had to use it!


I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-332-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Needle and Thread.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used a copic marker to edge the die-cut.  I added three buttons randomly around the card.

Happy Christmas To You

I decided to colour the reindeer in this one in non-traditional colours inspired by My Little Pony.  I thought this might appeal more to a younger person.


I would like to enter:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/01/sketch-209.html
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-499-31st-of-january-anything.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge-89.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - January Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image and sentiment are from All Dressed Up.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella. 

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Merry Christmas

Another wintry card in the midst of a very hot summer!



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - January Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge-animals.html
Carlins Map - Men's Card plus No dies or punches
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-6-januari.html
Winter Wonderland - Snowman or snowflakes
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-snowtime.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Winter Snow
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-january-19-february-1-2019

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Beccy's Place and has been coloured using copic markers in more masculine colours.  Matting is black cardstock.  I also added a sentiment using washi tape.

Let It Snow

We have another scorching hot and humid day here today.  I have got the air conditioning going in my unit and it is still hot!  Maybe that is why I wanted to make a snowy themed card - to feel a bit cooler.



I would like to enter:
Pattie's Creations - Snowy Days/Nights
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-154.html
Winter Wonderland - Snowman or Snowflake
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-snowtime.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-78.html
Sweet Stampers - Winter/Snow
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/28-winter-snow.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The gold snowflake paper is cut from the front cover of a paper pad by Craft Smith.  The sentiment is cut from one of the papers in that same Craft Smith paper pad.

Hello Summer

This is the last challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and I wanted to make sure that I participated this time.  It was a bit of a push time wise but I have made it with 7 hours to spare!  Yay!


I would like to enter:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Four Seasons (Summer)
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-156-anything-goes-optional.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - January Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

I have used a paper and a tag from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some crystal bling in two different sizes (the smaller one to the tag).

Thank you to the DT for all the inspiration that you have given.

A big Thank You to Margy for this challenge and best wishes in your future endeavours.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Best Day - Shine On

I had a paper pad that has a lot of sentiments, tags and borders in the back of it.  Most of the papers had been used but I still had quite a few of the sentiments and tags:



I would like to enter:
The Crafter's Cafe - Yellow
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/211-challenge.html

I have used a paper, and sentiments from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Creative Bug Digitals and is coloured with yellow copic markers in differing shades along with some colour accents in other colours.

Rose Sparkle

This one features alot of subtle sparkle as I used Wink Of Stella in a few places.
 


I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Sparkle
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-183-make-it-sparkle.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some Wink of Stella to some of the roses in the background paper for added sparkle.  I finished off ith some crystal bling from Craft Wise.

Blue Love

Very often Valentine cards are all reds and pinks.  I have changed things up a bit and created one in a blue colour scheme!



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Shades Of Blue
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-367-shades-of-blue.html
CRAFT Challenge - Love/Valentines
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-498-24th-of-january.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-jan-25-to-feb-8-19

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter.  The image is also from The Paper Shelter.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some dark blue gemstones and some blue washi tape.

Winter Blues

I definitely don't have the winter blues!  We are in the middle of summer here and today has been fairly hot and humid. 


I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Sparkle
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-183-make-it-sparkle.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some sparkle cardstock.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and is coloured with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz. 

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Crash Your Stash

I discovered a new challenge at The Outlawz called "Crash Your Stash" which started this month.  The first challenge asks for the participants to use eyelets.  As I have lots of these that don't get used, I decided to join in and actually use some of the eyelets that I have.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge - Eyelets
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/crash-your-stash-january-2019

I used two digital papers from We Are 3 along with an image from We Are 3.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The eyelets are from my stash and I hate to think how long they have been in my stash!  I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches but by the time I completed this card, that challenge had closed.

Colour Inspiration at Incy Wincy Designs

I made this card for the midway point of the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs - and then realised that I had used the wrong colour!  But I am going to share it anyway as a reminder of the current challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  If you are using coral as the colour for your project this week, please share it with us at Incy Wincy Designs here .




I would like to enter:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/pennys-challenge-414.html
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-32.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The other papers are offcuts from other cards.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I followed the sketch at Creative Sketchy Girls.

Bear Love

I am once again joining in the monthly progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  The image this month is this lovely image called Bear Love from Sheepski Designs.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge - Bear Love
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-januay-2019


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Pebbles.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is the progressive challenge image at The Outlawz for January.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I dotted some gemstones around the card including one that is heart shaped.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

No Sentiment

This week the optional challenge at CHNC is No Sentiment.


I have used two papers from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  I added some washi tape across the join between the two papers.  I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Reindeer - Christmas Goodies.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some Dimensional Magic to the reindeer eyes.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch but changed the sentiment to three glitter foam snowflakes to fit the theme of the CHNC challenge.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-702.html

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Sometimes A Hug Is All You Need

It is midway through February




I have used



and with the card opened out:






I also

Winter Snow

Where I live we don't see snow at all - it is about a 2 hour or so drive in winter to get to any snow!  This little hedgie looks like he is enjoying playing in the snow though.



I would like to enter:
Di's Digis - Snow Much Fun
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/snow-much-fun-challenge.html

I have used a sweater patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and has been coloured with a combination of copic markers, Kindy Glitz and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is textured green cardstock.  I also added some glitter foam snowflakes.

Roses

I have had this image printed for a while but hadn't got around to colouring it.  I had a bit of time to colour this morning so coloured the image up and tonight I completed the card:



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-331-anything-goes.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/01/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-84.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy for the background.  I added a ribbon across the card.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a raised rose patterned embellishment.  Matting is textured green cardstock.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

A Good Life

I finally got the chance to add another page to my quote book.  I have a few more quotes printed out that I want to add but time is rather on the short side at the moment as work is hectic.


I would like to enter:
Create With TLC - Anything Goes
https://desiref.blogspot.com/2018/12/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no25.html

I have used a digital paper and a printable from Create with TLC.  I added some sparkle to the printable with clear Wink Of Stella over the flowers.  I also added some flower ephemera.

Happy Birthday

I have had a busy day at work today and should really be in bed now but I wanted to share this card first:



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Digital Image
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-366-digital-image.html
The Outlawz Friday Chalenge - Birthday
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-jan-11-2019

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The digital image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some rose embellishments.

Monday, 21 January 2019

With Deepest Sympathy

I started creating this card with the idea that I would have a Sympathy card on hand if I needed one when I was busy at work.  Unfortunately, I have had to use it almost as soon as I had completed it.



I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-2019-and-were-back-with-twist.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-413.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The two square pieces are offcuts from another card.  The image and sentiment are from Sparkle n Sprinkle.  Colouring is with copic markers in mainly pastel shades.

Beautiful Minds Inspire Others

This months optional theme at Path Of Positivity challenge is Inspiration.  Sponsors for this challenge are Scribbles Designs and Ike's Art.




I have used an image/sentiment from Scribbles Designs called Beautiful Minds Inspire Others.



I also used a large paint sample as my base card (I got about five of these really cheap from a paint shop and then I wished I had bought more of them!).  The card is about an A3 size (when folded is approx A4.  I bound the edge with some book binding tape to strenghten it (and it matched the yellow I had used in colouring the image!).  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a few gems around the image to bring in the green used in colouring the image.


I would like to enter:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-413.html

It's Winter

I found a bit more time last night to start this card and finished off this morning.  I didn't have much time but I'm trying to make the most of what spare time I have this week.



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Winter Challenge
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/01/winter-challenge.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-497-17th-of-january-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added some snowflake stickers in a random pattern.

Salt In The Air

It's time for another challenge at Incy Wincy and this fortnight our theme is a colour one.  We are focussing on the Pantone Colour of The year which is coral.  Sponsors for the challenge are Cute n Crafty Momma and Sheepski.





I have used an image from Cute n Crafty Momma called Elizabeth At The Beach.



I also used papers from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a white cardstock for the matting and coloured it using a Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral).  I added three shell shaped beads (coloured with copic marker).

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Happy Birthday

This month at Scribbles Designs we are celebrating the 6th Birthday of Scribbles Designs.



I have used the following from Scribbles Designs and Scribbles Doodle Designs:

Carl Birthday - Scribble Design
CP Happy Birthday - Scribble Designs

Hugs Digi Paper - Scribbles Doodle Designs




I also used some gemstones. Coloring is with copic markers.

For You

I have a busy week ahead of me with work so I took the opportunity last evening to do some crafting.  Hopefully, I will fit some more in this week as I need a break from work sometimes!




I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Wing It (with sentiment)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-january-7th-through-20th-2019-wing-it

I used a paper from a Japanese paper pack.  The image is from Fred She Said and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some organza ribbon.  Matting is pearlescent paper.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Fall In Love With Moments

We are at the start of the mid-month challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Polka Doodles.  The theme as always is Anything Goes.




I have used an image from Polka Doodles called Ruby Raindrop Umbrella.



I also used a digital paper from Polka Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a few embellishments that I had in my stash.

Peace Love & Joy

This week's optional theme at CHNC is Use A Sentiment.  I have focussed on the sentiment.



I have used two different papers from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment combo is from Bugaboo Stamps.  The smaller sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some washi tape from Francheville across the join in the two papers.  The layout follows the sketch (rotated) from Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/sassy-stella-says-sketch-challenge-701.html
CRAFT - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-497-17th-of-january-christmas.html

Friday, 18 January 2019

Catch The Bug Birthday Celebrations - Day Seven

It's the final day of the week long birthday celebrations at Catch The ug.  For this challenge, there was an inspiration photo along with the option of using this week's Friday Freebie.


I have used the Friday Freebie and the colours from the inspiration picture.





I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Day Seven
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/day-7-final-day-monster-birthday-bash.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-78.html

I also used 2 digital papers from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and I added some Dimensional Magic to the monsters.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Matting is orange cardstock.

Jan 1st

I bought a paper pack at a Japanese store when I was away early in the New Year.  The design on this particular paper works well with this image:


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - January Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge-animals.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Ring In The New Year
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/i

I have used a paper from the paper pack.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic markers.  I added some yellow pearls to the corners of the image and an organza ribbon underneath.

Catch The Bug Birthday Celebrations - Day Six


 Day Six of the week long birthday celebrations at Catch The Bug and this time the theme is a Colour Challenge:



I have used all five colours in the right hand palette for my card:



The papers used all come from paper pads by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is orange cardstock.

I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Day Six
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/day-6-monster-birthday-bash-color.html
Cheerful Sketches - January Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/januari-2019.html

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Catch The Bug Birthday Celebrations - Day Five

Day Four of the week long celebration at Catch The Bug is all about making them laugh.  I'm not generally good at humour in cards but I hope that this one gives them at least a giggle!



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Day Five
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/day-5-monster-birthday-bash-make-us.html

I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The images and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  The cake image is a part of an image that I cropped so that I could use the cake on its own.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella with some Dimensional Magic added to the monster's eyes.  I also added some glitter star gems.

Catch The Bug Birthday Celebrations - Day Four


Day Four of the week long birthday celebration at Catch The Bug is a BINGO board:

I chose the bottom row of ribbon + tag + stripes:





I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Day Four
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/day-4-monster-birthday-bash-bingo.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/sketch-challenge-january-9-2019-through-january-22nd

The striped paper is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft and the polka dot paper is from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with fluro copic markers.  I die cut a tag using a die and a ribbon from my stash.  Matting is black cardstock.

Catch The Bug Birthday Celebrations - Day Three

I have fallen another couple of days behind again - mainly because I couldn't find the die-set that I wanted to use for my Party Favour.  Fortunately, I remembered another place to check and found it there today.  Days Four and Five are already completed so I will post them as soon as I have written this one!




I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Day Three
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/day-3-monster-birthday-bash-anything_14.html

I have used some silver metallic cardstock.  I die-cut the matchbox using Thinlets dies from Sizzix.  I also used a die from the same set to die-cut the image so that it had perfect matting for the top of the matchbox.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers with the edges inked with Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral.  I added some Dimensional Magic to both the balloon and the monster's eyes.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

White On White

The challenge at Marianne's Desin is to create a white on white card.  I have alot of Marianne's Designs dies so decided to layer some up for my card:




I have used:
D3403 - Embossing Folder
CR1205 - Butterfly
LR0200 - Corner
LR0483 - Creatables

I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs- White On White
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-216.html

I Didn't Do It


We are midway through the current challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  The optional theme this month is "Anything But A Rectangle". Our sponsor for the month of January is Sheepski Designs.



 I have used an image from Sheepski Designs clled Mindy and have created a circular easel card:

 
 
I used digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some glitter foam Christmas trees, some sparkly domes and a puff sticker sentiment which can be seen better in this picture:



I would like to enter:
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2019/01/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-38.htmlI

Catch The Bug Birthday Celebrations - Day Two

After falling a couple of days behind with the week long celebration at Catch The Bug, I have managed to complete the two cards that I started yesterday.  I now only need to get Day 3 done although I haven't started it yet...




I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Day Two
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/day-2-monster-birthday-bash-sketch.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio for the background.  I am not sure of the brand of the striped pieces.  I also used some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts and some sparkly dots.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and are coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some Dimensional Magic to the eyes.   I followed the sketch for the challenge: