Saturday, 27 April 2019

Merry Christmas

This week's optional theme at CHNC is "For A Child"




I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.   COlouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some scrap pieces of cardstock to die-cut the circles.  I added some puffy sticker gifts and a sparkly reindeer embellishment.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-708.html

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

You Are A Wonderful Friend - Thank You

I bought a whole heap of cat themed dies from Memory Box a couple of weeks ago and this is the perfect opportunity to use one of them.  I like the size of this one as the cats only stand about 1cm tall.



I feel like I'm starting to get back on top of things and having time to craft again when I can manage to enter two challenges with this card that I haven't entered for a couple of months.

I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Cats and/or Dogs
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2019/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-41.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some bright pink velveteen ribbon  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Anji's Antics.  Matting is purple cardstock.  I die-cut the cuts using a pearlescent paper.  It kind of looks like it is one cat walking, stopping and then going up on her back paws. 

Monday, 22 April 2019

25

There is something quite timeless about gingham.  I wanted to keep this fairly so the background is as subtle as I could manage. Fortunately the other half of the gingham paper was subtle.



I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs - Numbers
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-223-marianne-design-challenge.html

I have used:

COL1347 - Numbers
PK9086 - Pretty Papers Bloc - Cosy Christmas (gingham and background paper)
CR1240 - Frame
LR0244 - Holly

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Frosty

I have been doing some tidying of my craft things and discovered a box of images that I had printed out some time ago that haven't been made into cards.  The image for this card was one of them:



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Recipe (3 papers from Trimgym, 2 ribbons one striped one glitter and 1 image)
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-510-18th-of-april-recipe.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/04/sketch-158.html
Christmas Kickstart - Frosty and Friends
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-christmas-kickstart-challenge-8.html

I have used three papers from Trimgym.  I had originally had the papers on the three square layers.  However, after I added the two ribbons on the edges and then went to layer the card, I discovered that I had completely covered the second paper.  To avoid starting all over, I decided to cover the top of the triangle part of the image with the second paper.  It worked a treat as it also took away alot of the whiteness of the image die cut!  The image is also from Trimgym and is coloured with a combination of copic markers, Kindy Glitz and Wink Of Stella.  I die cut two snowflakes from glitter cardstock to take the place of the flowers in the sketch.


I followed this sketch:

Well Done!

I printed this image out a few weeks ago and then got really busy with work and it has just sat there waiting for me to get back to it.  This week's theme at Crafty Sentiments was perfect for it!



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Just For The Boys
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/04/just-for-boys.html

The paper that I have used is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I double matted the image with beige and green cardstocks.  I also adde some stars.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Best Memories

Here is my inspiration for the mid month Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  The sponsor for this challenge is Lemon Shortbread.


I have used an image from Lemon Shortbread called Girl With Book.



I have also used a digital paper from AMB Illustrations.  I added some embellishments from an embellishment pack from Rosie's Studios.

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, the optional theme is Include a House or other building.  I have used part of a house in the image I chose.  I like that this is only part of a house - leaves the rest to my imagination!




I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Steps Christmas.

I also used a house themed christmas paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used some offcut pieces of cardstock to die-cut the circles.  I added some glitter gems to finish.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-708.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-april-19th-may-2nd

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thinking Of You

I found a challenge yesterday that I have never entered before and thought that as I have a bit more time on my hands, I'd have a go at it.  I enjoyed the challenge of so many elments so will probably try and join in with this one more often.  I think I have used all the elements on the wheel but I might be a bit wrong with some of the colours.



I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - Letter E
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/121-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-e-for.html
Catch The Bug - Back To Nature
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-theme-challenge-back-to-nature.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-708.html

I have used  a textured cardstock for the base of the easel card.  I die-cut a piece of the card using a Spellbinders die with a fancy edge for the stopper.  I die-cut some butterflies using Memory Box dies and added two of them to the stopper.  I also added three flower gems to the lower part of the easel.

For the top part of the easel, I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using a butterfly themed embossing folder.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added another butterfly (from the ones that I die-cut).  The two smaller pieces of paper have been die-cut from offcuts from other cards.  The purple one is from Rosie's Studio but not sure of the source of the blue one.

My laptop keeps missing characters as I'm typing.  I'm going back and fixing them but I'm bound to miss a few so if something looks weird it will be missing a letter or two. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

At least they do in the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in NZ, it is more likely to signal the start of winter!




I would like to enter:
Di's Digi Downloads - Add some texture (stencilled piece and gem)
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/add-or-show-texture.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - April Showers
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-april-7-to-20

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a stencil and some Glitter Paste to create the layered piece.  I also added some glitter domes.

Merry Christmas

A more masculine Christmas card. 


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-509-11th-of-april-christmas.html
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-343-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Recollections.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some puffy sticker stars and gift.

Wonder

We are at the start of another challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month our theme is "Pastels". 




I have used the following:

Scribbles Designs - Tooth Fairy Sophia
Scribbles Designs - Words
Designed by Sam Simpson on behalf of Scribbles Designs - Tooth Paper

Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the basic card shape.  I also added some lavender grosgrain ribbon.


Monday, 15 April 2019

Joy Of The Season

This is my midway inspiration for the challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas.  This month we are sponsored by A Day For Daisies.


I have used an image from A Day For Daisies called Frosty Snowflake Fairy




I have used a template for the basic card shape. The pink paper is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.   Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some snowflakes and some gems.

I would like to enter:
Holly & Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-47-anything-christmas-goes.html

My Happiness Depends On Me So You Are Off The Hook

15th April

This month, our theme at Path Of Positivity is Happiness and we are now at the midway point of the challenge.  We are sponsored by Limited Runs and Scribbles Designs.





I have used an image from Limited Runs called Beauty.  The sentiment is from Scribbles Designs and is called My Happiness.



I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some sea themed embellishments. 

Coffee

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, we have a theme of "Coffee/Tea Time".  I went with the coffee theme as I know more people who drink coffee (even though I drink neither!)  This challenge, we are sponsored by Little Blue Button Stamps.



I have used images and a sentiment from Little Blue Button Stamps called Coffee Love.



I also used a template for the card fold.   I added some patterned paper under the images and sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Christmas

I haven't created anything with an image from Lacy Sunshine in such a long time so when I saw a challenge sponsored by Heather, I just had to join in !



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-509-11th-of-april-christmas.html

I have gone with a Clean and Simple look to this one so that that image can shine.  The image as I said above is from Lacy Sunshine.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Recollections, some mesh ribbon (which you can barely see!) and some gold sparkly dots.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Starry Girl

I managed to combine three challenges to create this card:



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Add Some Stars
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-378-add-some-stars.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-425.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Stars and Girl + Twine and Buttons + Green Background)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-april-9-april-22

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some twine/wool from a pack from Rosie's Studio as well as some craft buttons (I've lost the tag that was on them so not sure of the brand).  I also added some of my favourite glittery star embellishments.  I had run out of them and couldn't find them and then found that the store had restocked them so bought several more packets.  I must not be the only person that liked them!



May Your Day Bloom With Happiness

After several weeks of little or no crafting time, I am now back to having enough time to have a play with my crafting supplies.  I created this card following a sketch to help me kickstart my creativity.  I actually followed the sketch fairly closely which I often don't!



I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/04/sketch-157-with-sparkle-n-sprinkle.html
PINspirational Challenge - Picture Inspiration (yellow)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/pinspirational-challenge-236.html

I have used a gingham patterned paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Sparkle n Sprinkle.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a pre-made flower embellishment and some sparkly dots.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

Saturday, 13 April 2019

You're Egg-cellant

I haven't had much time over the past few months for crafting as my work and looking after my Mum has taken most of my time.  With work being quieter now, I have found some time to create.

I spotted a challenge with Scribbles Designs as the sponsor.  As a member of Scribbles Designs DT, I decided I would join the challenge just for fun.



I would like to enter:
The Crafters Cafe - Traffic Light colours
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/216-time-andor-traffic-lights.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-89.html

I have used a digtal paper from Lozzy.  The image and sentiment are from Scribbles Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also used some red organza ribbon as well as some green organza ribbon.

Snow Couple

This week at CHNC, the optional theme is Snowman, Snowwoman or Snow Family.  I have used a Snow Couple.


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps. Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some Distress Ink around the edges of the image and a ribbon.

I 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-707.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-april-5-through-april-18-2019

Friday, 12 April 2019

I'm Sorry

I'm actually ahead this month with the Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  This is possibly the first time that I have got my card completed before mid-month.


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Non-Rectangle Cards
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-march-30-april-12-2019
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - Sassy Big Eye Girl Sorry Sally no. 205
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-april-2019

I have used a Spellbinders die to cut the basic card shape.  The gingham paper is from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Oddball Art Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The edges have all been inked with Distress Ink - Barn Door.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Spring

I am fairly certain that the image that I have used is from Createful Heart Designs but couldn't find it in the Zibbet store to link it up.



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft for the background.  The contrast piece is an offcut from another card (not sure of the origin of this one).  The image that I have used is called Hummingbird Morning Glory from Createful Heart Digis.  I also added some buttons from my stash.

I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge.

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-april-3-2019-through-april-16-2019
Createful Heart Cards - Spring
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2019/03/welcome-to-challenge-7.html

Monday, 8 April 2019

Spring

We are currently experiencing cooler morning temperatures so I think winter is on it's way.  I have created a spring card - something to look forward to after winter.


I would like to enter:
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-29-flowers.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Spring Is Here (I wish!)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-188-spring-is-here.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/04/sketch-214.html

I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a leaf ribbon and some sparkly gems.  The design follows the sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Happy Birthday

For once I'm not last minute completing my card for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs.  I am hoping that over the next few months when I am not working so much that I will manage to get it completed earlier and not be a last minute rush.



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, border and sentiments from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Limited Runs. Colouring is with copic markers.

Mermaid

This card was inspired by the song "Mermaid" by Train. 



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Inspired By A Song
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-508-4th-of-april-inspired-by.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some sparkly gemstones.

La Vie en Rose

After seeing A Star Is Born recently, I was drawn to the die and sentiment set that contained this sentiment.


I have used the following Marianne's Designs products:

Patterned Paper from Paper Pad "Sweet Romance" - PK9153
Stamp Press (so I could ensure the sentiment was straight) - LR0009
Cat Die and sentiment - COL1344
Paper Rose - JU0850
Paw Print Embossing Folder - DF3411

I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs - Sketch
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-222.html

Sunday, 7 April 2019

What do You Mean Santa Has Enough Reindeer

This week at CHNC our optional theme is "Something Funny". 




I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some red organza ribbon and some black wide grosgrain ribbon.  I also added some tiny red gems.  I 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-707.html

April 2020 Calendar Page

I am starting a desktop calendar for 2020 - working a bit ahead!  I'm starting with April rather than January as the image I'm using is an Easter one.  This project is for the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  The sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said.


I have used a pre-coloured image from Fred She Said called Easter Chicky.



I have also used a calendar template from print-a-calendar.com.  I added a leaf spray and three flower embellishments.

We are looking for some more crafters to join our craft tea so there is also a DT call on the Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends blog.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Animals

At Incy Wincy Designs this fortnight, we have a theme of Animals.  We are sponsored by Dr Digi's House Of Stamps.



I have used an image from Dr Digi's House Of Stamps called Climbing Kitties.


I used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft along with some cardstock which I embossed with an embossing folder.  Colouring is with copic markers. 

Thanks

1st April
This month at Scribbles Designs our theme is "Yum! Yum! For The Foodie In You".


I have a used:
Leaves Digi Paper - Scribble Doodle Designs
Apple Pie - Scribbles Designs
Thank You Quote - Scribbles Designs



I also used a die set from Sissix to cut the base card.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a glittery leaf embellishment.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Happy

1st April

This month at Path Of Positivity, our theme is "Happiness".  I have a couple of things that make me think Happy.  The first one that I am going to showcase in my first card this month is Movies.  I have a relatively stressful job, so it makes me Happy to go to the movies and be able to relax for a while.  It helps that the staff at the movie theatre are really friendly too.

The sponsors for the month of April are Limited Runs and our ongoing sponsor Scribbles Designs.



I have used an imagie from Limited Runs called "Movie Cupcake".



I also followed a tutorial from Beccy's Place for a Spring Fold Card.  The papers that I added are from Lozzy.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a sentiment cut using a die from Marianne's Designs as well as a couple of star shaped gems.

I would like to enter:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-89.html