Saturday, 29 February 2020

Merry Christmas

The optional theme this week at CHNC is "Vintage or Shabby Chic".  I am not that great on shabby chic so I went vintage with my card:



I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some vintage looking lace across the card.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter;
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-804_16.html

Friday, 28 February 2020

Flower Power

I have used a purple and green combination here:




I would like to enter:
Sheepski Designs - Hearts and/or Flowers (both)
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-35-hearts-and-or-flowers.html
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/02/338-flower-power-sheepski-designs.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/februari-challenge.html

I didn't use any patterned paper this time.  I added some sparkle ribbon that I bought about a month ago.  It is quite a big roll so you'll be seeing alot more of it!  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a flower embellishment.

I followed the sketch from Cheerful Sketches:


Rosa Is One

I haven't added the proof that I am a follower at Carlin's Map Paradise this month as I believe that the issue is now fixed.  Somewhere after becoming a follower there were some changes made and my name dropped off my picture.  I wish they would stop tinkering with both Google Followers and Blogger!



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - February Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge.html
Carlin's Map Paradise - Number and Letters
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-19-februari.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have use some scrap pieces of digital papers from Beccy's Place.  I covered over the joins with Peelcraft Border Stickers.  The image is from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also die-cut some letters using a Memory Box Alpabet set and some glitter cardstock. 

Monday, 24 February 2020

Love

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get back to sleep so rather than toss and turn for ages I decided to do some crafting until I felt tired again (which is just starting to happen).



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colour + Twist
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-11th-february-24th-february-2020
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ribbon and a heart sticker.  The heart sticker hasn't photographed that clearly but I think it looks quite cool the way it has.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, we have an optional theme of "Use Some Gold".  You can use a little or you can use a lot - or something in between!



I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is gold metallic paper.  I also added some gold glitter ribbon.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-804_16.html
Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-65-anything-christmas-goes.html

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Learned From A Caterpillar

I am really running last minute with my card for Butterfly Challenge.  It is nearing bedtime and I have to leave home early tomorrow morning so will have no time then.



I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - S is for
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/136-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-s-for.html


Once again I have managed to use all seven items.  I wasn't sure if the salmon coloured paper was dots or little squares so I also added the dot paper with sage background.  The base of the card is sky blue cardstock - a bit of a change for me from white.  I added some faux stitching around the sage dotty paper and then added a butterfly on top.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I also added a couple of little butterfly stickers on the salmon paper and some butterfly and flower stickers on the steps (which I have just realised you can't see that well from this angle).

I followed a tutorial for a Step Block Card (the second one)

Monday, 17 February 2020

Heart Doodle

We are at the midway point of the Anything Goes with optional twist of Adoration Challenge at Path Of Positivity.  The sponsors for this month are Beccy's Place and Scribbles Designs.






I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Heart Doodle 2.


I also used a digital paper from Scribble Doodle Designs called Hugs Digi Paper.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some heart stickers that I bought a couple of years ago.

Thank You

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, we have an Anything Goes Challenge for you.  Our sponsors are Jan's Digis and Oddball Art Company.



This fortnight, I created two cards.  The first one uses an image from Jan's Digi Stamps called Tea Time.


I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment is out of one of my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes which means I printed it out some time ago.  Unfortunately, I didn't note on the back the source of the sentiment.  I die-cut the sentiment with a die from Spellbinders.  I added a flower embellishment that kind of matches the flowers in the image.

I would like to enter:
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-8-anything-goes.html

The second card uses an image from Oddball Art Company called Girl On A Stool.


I used a digital paper from Vintage Digital.  Colouring is wtih copic markers.  I added a big flower embellishment.


Sunday, 16 February 2020

Spring Time

We are at the start of the mid-February Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  For this fortnight, we are sponsored by Pattie's Creations.

I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Pansies In A Pitcher.


I also used a digital paper for the background.  I added some strips of fabric tape.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some butterly stickers.
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I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Snowflakes are Winter's Kisses

I have managed to use another digital paper from one of my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes.  It is going to take a long time to use them all (not sure why I had so many things printed) but at least I'm slowly but surely making progress.



I would like to enter:
Limited Runs - Progressive Freebie Challenge #33
https://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/p/here-they-all-are-for-you-our.html


I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Limited Runs and the sentiment is a digital sentiment (source unknown).  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some glitter foam snowflake embellishments.

Winter Wonderland

This month at 12 Months of Christmas, our optional theme is Winter Blues.  Here is my make for the midway point of the challenge.  The sponsor for the month of February is Sheepski Designs.

 
I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Huddle.



I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for an Over The Edge card from Beccy's Place.

Snow Much Fun

This month at Scribbles Designs, our theme is Say It With Snow.

I have used:
Scribbles Designs - SS Snowman
Scribbles Designs - SS Snow Much Fun
Scribble Doodle Designs - Polka Dot Paper


I also added some snowflake stickers.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:
Crafting Vicky - Sketch
https://crafting-vicky.blogspot.com/2020/02/happy-b-day-card-with-challenge-2-sketch.html


This is the sketch that I (sort of) followed:

As you can see, I changed the upper shape to a vertical rectangle and the triangles to circles.

Hi

I am a Guest Designer for Challenge #17 at Createful Heart Designs.  The challenge is Anything Goes.

I have used an image from Createful Heart Designs called Feline Frenzy.



I also used some paw print digital paper from Buckwell.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a white doily under the image and a sentiment made from some letters that I have had sitting in my stash for goodness knows how long!

I would like to enter:
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/02/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-51.html

Trees Are Green

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Use some Green.



I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is 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
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-803.html

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Buddy Bone

When I first looked at this image, I thought it was a cat and a dog - but then when I went to colour it up I realised that it is two dogs.  Just shows how bad my eyes are getting!

I followed a sketch for this card, which enabled me to use some of my smaller scraps:




I would like to enter:
Createful Heart Designs - Anything Goes
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-challenge-16.html
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-44-schets.html

Based on a comment from Ike, I am now entering:
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/02/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-51.html

I have used various digital papers - if I can fibure out where they are from I will add the sources.  The image is from Createful Heart Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Here is the sketch (rotated) that I followed:




Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Happy Valentine Day

I'm back to using up some more of my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  This time, I have used a digital paper and a sentiment.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - For The One I Love
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-413-for-one-you-love.html
Creative Knockouts - Love/Valentines
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/02/336-lovevalentines-day-paper-shelter.html
CRAFT Challenge - Love/Valentines
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-543-lovevalentines-6th-of.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Add A Heart
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-126-add-heart.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from My Sugar Paper.  Colouring is with copic markers. The edges of the image and sentiment have been inked with Distress Ink.  I also added some wide ribbon that I purchased recently.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Snowy Kitties

I haven't managed to join in the Crash Your Stash Challenge for a few months.  I often didn't have the stash item - or if I did, then I didn't have the time.  This month everything aligned for me!




I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge - Stencils
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/crash-your-stash-january-february-stencils
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/02/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-51.html
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - C is for Cats
http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2020/02/soss-153-c-is-for-cats.html

I have used a digital paper from my stash - I think it is from Miss Daisy.  The image is from Babycakes Digi and Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some stickers in the white space under the image.  The stopper as been made by stencilling some snowflakes onto white cardstock using a Bo Bunny paste.  I matted the stencilling and then raised it up to act as a stopper.  I considering adding something on top but everything I placed on it looked wrong so I've left it showing off the stencilled snowflakes.

Happy Birthday 2 You

Here is another card using some scraps from my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  This time I have used some digital papers and a sentiment.


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Inspiration Photo (grey, brown and green)
 http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-28th-january-11th-february-2020

I have used two scraps of digital papers - the green one is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, but I'm not sure about the brown one.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to his eyes and the golf ball.




Saturday, 8 February 2020

Happy Birthday To A Very Special Person

I've had this image printed out and coloured for some time and it has been waiting to be made into a card.  I was inspired by a sketch to actually complete a card:



I would like to enter:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-112-anything-goes.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/02/tuesday-morning-sketches-540.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment tag from a paper pad.  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some organza ribbon.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches (rotated)

Cute Cat Christmas Card

This week, our optional twist at CHNC is "Cute".  For me, there is nothing cuter than cats.


I have used a digital paper from Computer Scrapbook.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I inked the edges of the image with Distress Ink - Fired Brick.  I also die-cut a pennant and added some pearls.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-803.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/02/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-51.html
Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-64-anything-christmas-goes.html

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Your BIrthday Is Special....And So Are You

The only thing I printed out for this card was the sentiment.  Everything else came from my Awaiting Crafting Boxes.



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-383.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (colours and birthday)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/pinspirational-challenge-256-favs-of.html

I used a left over piece of cardstock to create the base for the Scraplet card.  The digital paper is also left over from another card.  The image and sentiment is from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a swirl of pearls through the card - using larger pearls as I went down.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Merry Christmas!

This is my second card this week, using some of my previously printed papers from Trimgym.  I still have a lot to use yet so expect to see those in the coming weeks!



I would like to enter:
Star Stampz - Monochrome
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-6-monochrome.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-542-30th-of-january-christmas.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.   The image is from Star Stampz and the sentiment is from Trimgym.  Colouring is with copic markers in shades of brown.  I also added a brown ribbon and some brown pearls.  Matting is dark brown cardstock.

Merry Christmas

I am still working through my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  I figure that if I can average 2 items per day then I will make visible progress.   So far, I have been meeting that target but the pile doesn't look any smaller.  I wonder if I should have taken a photo at the beginning of the year as I think when you look at it on a daily basis it doesn't look like any progress is being made!

This card uses some digital papers that I think I printed out when Jo was still having challenges on the Trimgym blog.  So they are well overdue being used on a card!



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-542-30th-of-january-christmas.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

As I said above, both digital papers are from Trimgym.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine (now called Colour of Love).  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a vellum snowflake embellishment and gems in diagonal corners of the card.

It's Winter

I am still on my quest to reduce my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes.  I am really not sure why I printed so many digital papers, digital images and digital sentiments.  Little by little, I am reducing the rather large pile although it really doesn't look like I'm making any progress.  This card uses two pieces of digital paper as well as a digital sentiment.  The image was printed specifically for this card.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Digital Image
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-412-digital-image.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Snowy Weather
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-january-24-february-6-2020
Crafty Gals Corner - Winter Fun
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-203-winter-fun.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-109.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy for the background.  I covered over the joins using white Peelcraft border stickers.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a tree embellishment and two snowflake themed embellishments.

Fly Butterfly Fly

I was struggling a bit both time wise and inspiration wise for the Butterfly Challenge.  In the end, I decided to do more of a CAS approach that uses all seven elements.  The papers are both from my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes so I'm making some more progress there.

I followed the tutorial for Rocker Card 1 at Butterfly Challenge.  I had difficulty finding a circle die large enough and something round that wasn't too large to cut the circle.  I ended up using the following die and turning it around to trace it.


Here is the CAS card using all seven elements:
Butterfly
Rocker Card
Riffle  Green - Background paper and ribbon
Raspberry - Polka dot paper on circle
Rajah - Butterfly
Ribbon - around circle
Raised Up - Butterfly

I wasn't sure how clear the "Raised Up" was in the above photo so I took another one from the side:



I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - R is for ....
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/135-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-r-for.html

The digital papers used are both from my Awaiting Crafting Box and have been there for some time.  As a result, I am not sure of the source of the polka dot one but I had written Sweetly Scrapped on the reverse of the green one.

The butterfly is from an embellishment pack.  It wasn't quite the right colour so I added some more colour using a copic marker.  I added some green organza ribbon for the butterfly to be flying over.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Hugs and Kisses

This month at Path Of Positivity, our optional twist is Adoration and we are sponsored by Beccy's Place.


I have used an image and sentiment from a set called Valentine Stanley from Beccy's Place.



I have followed a tutorial for a Dutch Fold Card at Beccy's Place.  The digital papers that I used are also from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - February Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge.html

Love Is In The Air

My 2020 resolution is to use up as much of my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes which contain digital paper, digital images and digital sentiments that were printed out some time ago but have yet to be used.  So when I printed out an image a week ago, it was not allowed to add to the pile so this evening I had a play with Distress Crayons which were sitting in the packet not yet used!  I have completed it before the current challenge at Crafty Sentiments closes so I'm pleased with my evening's crafting.  The digital paper and digital sentiment are from my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes.



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Hearts
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2020/01/hearts-challenge.html
CCC Digi Creations - Love
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-111-weddingengagementlove.html

I have used a digital paper from Imagine That Digis.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with Distress Crayons from Set 10 and Wink Of Stella.  The edges of the image and sentiment have been inked with Distress Ink - Fired Brick.  I also added some red organza ribbon and some heart stickers.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Love Love Love

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs our theme is Love Love Love.  We have two sponsors - Polka Doodles and Fred She Said.




For my first card, I have used an image from Polka Doodles called Holly Ladybird Tree.


I made a scraplet card for this card using up a scrap piece of cardstock as well as a scrap piece of patterned paper. The sentiment is from Cre8ive Hands.  Colouring is with copic markers. 

For my second card, I have used a pre-coloured image from Fred She Said called Hearts and Roses.



The digital paper is also from Fred She Said.    I am not sure of the source of the sentiment as it is one that I printed out a couple of years ago but didn't use.


I would like to enter:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes (2nd card)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-463.html
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1st card)
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2020/01/wk4-anything-goes-card-making-crafting.html
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes (2nd card)
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/classic-design-challenge-february-2.html

Happy Birthday

We are now midway through the Penguin Power Challenge at Scribbles Designs.  For this month, we want you to prominently feature a penguin. 


I have used:
Scribbles Designs - Brrr Close Up
Scribbles Designs - CP Happy Birthday  - also part of the Carl Party Set
Scribble Doodle Designs - Hug Digi Paper

I also used some sparkly ribbon that I purchased recently (I bought several colours of this ribbon as I liked the look of it).  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.

I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Party

It is time for the next Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.


I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Birthday To Ewe Trio.

Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I die-cut letters for the sentiment.  The stars are silver Peelcraft stickers that I coloured using copic marker R59.


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - February Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/new-challenge-at-bugaboo-february.html



Saturday, 1 February 2020

Love To Dance

I am really bad at sticking things down in a straight line so I decided with the string of gems that I would put a deliberate bend in it!




I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Fun Folds
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-january-20th-thru-february-2nd-2020-fun-folds
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes with an ADU image
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-101.html

I have used three different colours of the same digital paper from My Grafico.  The images and sentiment are from All Dressed Up.  I reversed the image on the right so the two images were facing each other (with the right hand one a "baby sister" to the left hand one).  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella (the tutus have been sparkled up).

I followed a card fold tutorial at Beccy's Place for a Double Z Card.