Sunday, 31 March 2019

Happy Easter

Yet again I am running late with my card for he progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  Thi time I am only getting it uploaded with less than 3 hours spare!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Eggs
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-march-2019

I created an easel card.  The backgroud paper is from a paper ad by Kaisercraft.  The iage is called Egs and is y Sandr van Blaricum.  Colouring i wit copic arkers.  I also added some Ester themed ribbon, a sentiment frm Desert iva and ome enael dots.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Stars

30th March

This week our optional theme at CHNC is to Include a Star or Stars.  I have used an image with a star in it as well as adding some extra stars:



I added a ribbon vertically on the card blank.   The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I inked the edges of the image with Distress Ink.  I also added some sparkle star gems.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-706.html

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Jingle Bells


This week at CHNC we have an optional theme of "Inspired by a Christmas song or carol".  I was inspired by Jingle Bells to create this card:



I added a silver organza ribbon and a gold sparkly ribbon over my card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some silver sparkly dots.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-706.html

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Starry Angel

I had an idea this morning to use up some of my offcut pieces of patterned paper and this is the result:



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-339-anything-goes.html
The Crafters Cafe - Metal (star brads)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/215.html

I have used some papers from paper pads - the starry one is from Rosie's Studio but I'm not sure on the other two.  I covered the joins with some Peelcraft border stickers.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz (wings).  I added some star shaped metal brads across the diagonal.  Matting is red cardstock.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Joy Love Peace

I had printed this image out earlier in the week and then thought that I was going to run out of time to create a card with it.  I had a bit of time this evening and managed to complete this card:


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-505-14th-of-march-christmas.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-2019-challenge-91.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from All Dressed Up.  The sentiment comes from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also used some washi tape and a glitter foam snowflake embellishment.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz (on the sentiment)

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

If I Don't Got Friends Then I Ain't Got Nothin'

We are at the midway point of the Friendship Challenge at Path Of Positivity.  The sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo Stamps and Scribbles Designs.





I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Woolley Thoughtful.  I also used a sentiment from Scribbles Designs called Friends and a digital paper from Scribble Doodle Designs called Leaves Digi Paper.



I have also added some pearls and a flower embellishment.  Colouring is with Wink Of Stella.  I also inked the edges of the sentiment and image with Distress Ink.

Iwouldlk oenter:
lassicDesign Tam Open Challege - Mrc Challenge
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-march-3.html

Monday, 18 March 2019

Arrgh!

This fortnight, the theme at Incy Wincy Designs is For The Men.  Sponsors for the challenge are Limited Runs and Fabrika Fantasy.  I have created two cards this fortnight - using an image from both sponsors.



For my first card, I have used an image from Limited Runs called Mini Cow.


I also used a paper, border and arrow from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.

For my second card, I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Pirate Parrot 3.

 
The paper is from a paper pad.  The sentiment is from Beyond The Fringe.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a pirate themed ribbon.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Pear

This month Beccy has challenged us to create a food themed card and the monthly image is a pear.  I wasn't sure what I was going to create until I saw this week's sketch at The Outlawz which is sponsored by Beccy's Place.  Problem solved!



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-challenge.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-march-6th-2019-open-to-march-19th

I have used two papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some ric-rac, ribbon and a flower over the smaller piece.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is beige cardstock.

Happy Easter

I bought some Easter themed ribbon a few days ago and really wanted to use it.   This is the first Easter card that I have created this year.



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/03/easter-challenge.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a strip of the ribbon.

Beautiful Seahorse

The Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has Fabrika Fantasy as it's sponsor this fortnight.

I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Beautiful Seahorse.



I also used a digital paper from Polka Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella  I added some blue mesh ribbon, a border and sea themed embellishments from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

What Do You Mean Santa Has Enough Reindeer?

This week at CHNC, the theme is "No Patterned Paper".  I decided to create a more humorous card.



I have used a blue card blank.  The bottom piece is white cardstock embossed with a snowflake patterned  embossing folder.  The join between the card blank and the embossing is covered with a strip of washi tape. The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I have followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-705.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-505-14th-of-march-christmas.html

Friday, 15 March 2019

Bloom

A bit of a summery card today as summer is starting to draw to an end.  Technically, it is autumn now but we are still having a few days that feel summery.  Just the overnight temperatures make you realise that it is in fact autumn!




I would like to enter:
Cupcake Inspirations - Plaid
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2019/03/cic465-newtons-nook-designs.html


I have used a plaid patterned paper from Couture Creations  The image and sentiment are from Newton's Nook.  I added some green plaid ribbon, some ladybird stickers and a wooden ladybird embellishment.  Colouring of the image and edge of the die-cut is with copic markers.


Here is the inspiration picture:

Thank You

We are at the start of another challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month, the theme is "Yum Yum For The Foodie In You".  I have taken a healthy approach with carrots and pumpkins!


I have used the following:

Pumpkin Stack from Scribbles Designs
Pumpkin 1 from Scribbles Designs
Carrot (Free) from Scribbles Designs
Words 1 from Scribbles Designs
Carrot Digi Paper from Scribble Doodle Designs

Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a wavy strip of gems and pearls along the bottom of the easel card.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-march-3.html












Brads, Buttons and Bows at 12 Months Of Christmas


We are midway through the March challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas.  For the month of March, the optional theme is Brads, Buttons and Bows and the challenge is sponsored by Luna Girl.


I have created a card using an image from Winter Fun Digital Collage Sheet.

 

I also used one of the digital papers from the March set by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.   I added a button with a bow added on top and two star shaped sparkly brads.  Matting is red and yellow cardstock. 

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-march-3.html

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional theme is Santa.



I have used an offcut piece of paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added a strip of glitter ribbon.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some snowflake shaped gems.


I would like to enter
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-705.html

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Friends Are Your Umbrella

The first Monday of March brings a new challenge at Path Of Positivity.  This month the theme is Friendship.  Sponsors for the month of March are Bugaboo Stamps and Scribbles Designs.




I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps called Friends Are Your Umbrella.

 



I also used a template to card the step card.  The edges of all the layers have been inked with Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some gemstones alongside the sentiment and dotted some matching flowers to the sides.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Follow Your Heart

It is time for the Scribbles February challenge midway point.


I have used the following items:
Scribbles Designs - Summer Flower
Scribbles Designs - Arrows
Scribble Doodle Designs - Sun Digi Paper
Scribble Doodle Designs - Leaves Digi Paper
Scribbles Doodle Designs -  Sunflower Digi Paper


Colouring ofthe image and sentiment is with copic markers. 

Use some ribbon


This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, the theme is to use some ribbon.  Sponsors for the challenge are A Day For Daisies and Cute As A Button.




I have used an image from A Day For Daisies called Easter Egg Delivery.


I used a template to cut the base card.    The paper that I used comes from a pack of Japanee papers.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added ribbon across the bottom piece and a leaf spray and two butterflies to the side pieces.



Sunday, 3 March 2019

Blue Shells

I bought a bag of blue seashell embellishments which have been sitting in my stash for quite a while.  When I realised that they matched some images from Ike's World and the theme of the challenge was Blue, I decided it was time to get them out and use them.



I would like to enter:
Ike's World - Blue
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/ikesworld-challenges-117-b-for-blue.html
The Crafter's Cafe - CAS using Blue
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/214.html

I started with a blue card blank.  I added some mesh ribbon across the centre.  The shell images are all from Ike's Art.  I printed the three images in a row and coloured them with copic markers.  I added my shell embellishments to the card.  Clean and Simple but I feel that it is quite effective.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Merry Christmas

The optional theme at CHNC this week is Vintage or Shabby Chic.  I went with a vintage look:



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added some vintage looking lace ribbon and three pearls. 

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-704.html
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-44-anything-christmas-goes.html

Christmas Bird

I used this picture from Catch The Bug as my inspiration:



And this is my interpretation:

 
 
I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Picture Inspiration
Cheerful Sketches - March Challenge
Winter Wonderland - Fuzzy Wuzzy (scarf and hat)
 
I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft for the background.  The layered pieces are all offcuts of papers from christmas paper pads by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I edged the papers with some Peeloff Border Stickers.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.