Tuesday, 31 March 2020

A Birthday Wish

I printed out a few images at the start of the daily challenges at Gecko Galz.  That was before we went in to lockdown and I realised that what ink was in the printer is going to have to last until we come out of lockdown.  So to conserve ink, I have used one of those images today.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Happy Birthday
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used strips of offcut digital papers from Lozzy and Scribble and Scrap.  There are actually 5 pieces vertically - 3 of the Lozzy one and 2 from Scribble and Scrap - but I ended up covering over some of them.  The image is from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added a pre-made butterfly embellishment.

I can't stop the downpour

It is the first Monday in April already - a third of the year has already passed.  It is time for the next Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  This time our sponsor is Pattie's Creations.



I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Duckie With Rain Boots.


I also used a doily from my stash which I coloured using Dylusions Spray.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Matting is blue cardstock.  I also added some glitter gems in two different colours.




You can find Pattie's Creations here:

Pattie's Creations Digital Images

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge Blog

Monday, 30 March 2020

Pretty Bird

Todays prompt at Gecko Galz is "Pretty Birds".   I prettied the bird in the image with a bit of sparkle.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Pretty Birds
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-march-18-march-31

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I added some Wink of Stella to the bird.  I also added some lace and some black satin ribbon.

I followed the sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge.



Sunday, 29 March 2020

Summer Time!

The theme today at Gecko Galz is Retro Darling.  I have used this darling Retro family.  I still had a couple of papers left in the Retro paper pad I bought some years ago (and now wishing I had bought more than one pad).


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Retro Darling
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Trimgym.  I added a few pearls as embellishments.

Home

I have managed to use up some more items from my Awaiting Crafting boxes - two digital papers and a sentiment.  Each little bit helps - I need to keep telling myself that as I'm not seeing the pile get smaller as it is so big in the first place.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Square Cards
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-march-16th-through-march-29th-2020
Crafty Friends - Spring Colour Palette
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-132-and-winners-of-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers - the plaid one is from Doodle Pantry but I'm not sure of the source of the other one.  I covered the join between the papers with some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.  The image is from Hetty Clare Art and the sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink before matting on cream cardstock.  I added a mix of flowers as embellishments.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Happy Birthday

The theme at Gecko Galz today is "Deco Dreams".  I found that I had a suitable paper in a paper pad.  The image isn't as clear as I would like.  It is one that I got from a Gecko Galz blog hop and it had been reduced in size on their blog.  When you enlarge the individual pictures to a workable size (in this case 8.5cm x 5.2cm), the clarity of the image is compromised.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Deco Dreams
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Always Fun Challenges - Birthday Wishes
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-155.html
Classic Design Challenge - March Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/classic-design-challenge-march-3.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I typed the sentiment on my computer using an Art Deco font called NiteClub.  Matting is black cardstock.  I added some small pearls to the four corners of the card.

Happy Birthday

Most of this card is using items out of my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  I have a separate box for digital papers, images and sentiments that I printed out some time ago and haven't used.  I think some of the images date back to when I had a week's holiday break when I printed out some images and took my markers with me.  Not all of them managed to be coloured and what was coloured hadn't made it on to a card.



I would like to enter:
Classic Design Challenge - March Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/classic-design-challenge-march-3.html
Patties Creations - Anything Goes
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-168.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-52.html
Always Fun Challenges - Birthday Wishes
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-155.html

I have used an offcut piece of a digital paper from My Grafico.  The image and sentiment are from Pattie's Creations.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons.   Matting is pink pearlescent paper.  I added a couple of dark pink pearls plus one light pink pearl as embellishments

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional theme is "Include a star or two or more"



I have used some offcut pieces of digital papers.  The image and sentiment are 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/2020/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-806.html

Friday, 27 March 2020

Spring!

I created this card about a week ago but haven't got around to actually uploading it.  I'm battling a bad head cold at the moment - mainly nasal congestion - and I'm hit and miss with enthusiasm to do anything. 



I would like to enter:
Carlin Map Paradise - Sketch
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-20-maart.html
Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Beccy's Place.  The image is from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I die-cut a pennant.  I also added a flower embellishment which I sparkled with Wink Of Stella.

Merry Christmas

I started making this card for another challenge and then realised that it was Christmas Animals - not just Christmas.  Since I had started it, I decided to do a bit more work on it to fit the BINGO board at Catch The Bug



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (3 layers + Bugaboo Image + Christmas)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

For two of the layers, I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added pearls and glitter foam snowflakes as embellishments.

Relax & Take A Little Time For Yourself

That is something we all need to do at the moment.  I am spending a fair bit of my day either reading or crafting as both are relaxing for me.  That is, when I'm not trying to clear my blocked nose!

This card uses a previously printed digital paper and sentiment.  I am trying to conserve my printer ink through our lockdown by printing as little as possible.  I'm not sure how much printing I can get done out of the remaining ink.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Flowers of Spring
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-420-flowers-of-spring.html
Try Stamping On Tuesday - Sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-449.html

I have used a digital paper from My Grafico.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards.    I also used a couple of different ribbons in  similar colours.  I added three little flowers.

I followed the sketch at Try Stamping On Tuesday.



Hello Friend

Here is my second card for the March BINGO at Catch The Bug.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (No Designer Paper + Die/Punch + Distressed)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-52.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-237.html

I created the background with two different Distress Paints - Spiced Marmalade and Ground Espresso - to mimic the cat's stripes.   The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a Spellbinder die to cut the image.  I inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink and then mounted on chocolate brown cardstock.  The edge of the sentiment has been Distressed with scissor (couldn't find where I had put my Distressing Tool).  I also used some orange satin ribbon under the sentiment.

I followed the sketch at Feeling Sketchy:

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Green Christmas

I have followed a BINGO board for this card:

I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (Ribbon + Washi Tape + Green)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-112.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - March Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/03/abmttc-extra-challenge-march-anything.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper from Lozzy.  I also added some tree patterned washi tape with a green satin ribbon over the top.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink.

Hi There!

This month, our challenge at NZ Cardmakers was to create a Recessed Panel Card.  I had never done one of these before but this was so much fun and alot easier than I thought it would be so I can see me making more of these.  The ATC card base on the right is for the next challenge - we have still to find out what we have to do with it.  My recipient will be working with this one and I have one from the person who sent me a Recessed Panel Card to work with.


I followed a tutorial for a recessed panel card which can be found here.

I have used a digital paper from Sweetly Scrapped.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I embossed the white cardstock with an embossing folder.  I also added some die-cut leaves and a pre-cut flower.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/classic-design-challenge-march-3.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

Howdy!

I originally made this for an earlier day of the challenges at Gecko Galz but it didn't get uploaded in time as that was the day our lockdown was announced.  As I'm sick at the moment (not the virus) and couldn't go out to do my shopping,  I had to make sure that I had enough while someone could do it for me.  By the time I got everything under control that day's challenge had been closed for a couple of hours.  Fortunately for me it also fits the Farm Fresh theme so I have completed the card and am now entering it in that.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Farm Fresh
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-3-2020-anything-goes-and.html

I have used a couple of digital papers from Gecko Galz.  The image is from Bombshell Stamps and the sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some hessian which reminds me of the bags that farmers use to store things like potatoes.

Just For You

We are now on Day 2 of the Lockdown.  I am having a totally unmotivated day - I suspect it won't be the last time over the next 4 or so weeks.  I did finish this card that I mostly crafted yesterday:



I would like to enter:
Crafty Friends - Girls/Ladies
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/ch-131-ladies-girls-winners-ch-130.html

I have used a digital paper and image from Kitten Scraps (now known as NS Designs).  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some lace and a pre-made flower.

Hi There

We have now been in lockdown for 24 hours - 1 day out of at least 28 days.  I spent today communicating by Skype with my daughter who is in another city as well as crafting.  This is one of the cards that I made:


I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Floral
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then fussy cut around the edges.  The sentiment is raised up using mount tape.

Bee Happy

Today's theme at Gecko Galz is "Bee You".  I wasn't sure what to do for this one, but then discovered that I had at least two images with bees in them.  One of them wasn't very prominant so I decided to use both of them.  I'm really pleased with how this turned out.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Bee You
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used two different Dylusions Ink Sprays to create the background.  I used two images from Gecko Galz and added Wink of Stella to the bees in them.  The sentiment is from Bird's Cards.  I added some yellow resin type flowers that I had in my stash.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

I do some of my best thinking pulling weeds

I was looking through my pre-printed digital sentiments for an appropriate sentiment for this image and this one jumped out at me.  The image and digital paper are also from my Awaiting Crafting boxes. 



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-390.html
The Crafters Cafe - Animals
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/238-animals.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-237.html

I have used a digital paper (source unknown).  The image is from Eureka Stamps and the sentiment is from A Piece of Heart.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some glitter ribbon.

I followed the sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Moulin Rouge, Paris

I decided to create a little mini canvas today for the theme at Gecko Galz.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Paris Please
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used a small mini canvas (4" x 5").  I used Distress Paint and Dylusions Ink on the canvas.  I printed out the picture from Gecko Galz Showstoppers and then matted on to white cardstock.  I added a bit of colour to her outfit using a copic marker (RV0000).  I also typed out the words Moulin Rouge and Paris onto white cardstock and mounted them up on the diagonals.  Lastly, I die-cut an Eiffel Tower using a die from Tattered Lace.  I then added a bit of Art Glitter glue over the top and sprinkled on some white glitter.

Merry Christmas

It's not a White Christmas - it is a Blue Christmas!  I have managed to use a few more of the digital papers that I have previously printed (a couple of years ago I think).  These ones are all offcuts from other cards but large enough to use for the sketch I followed. 



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas (animals)
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-549-anything-goes-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Blue Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/blue-christmas.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-52.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-806.html

I have used offcuts of three papers from Trimgym.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also inked the edges of the image with a copic marker and Distress Ink.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch


Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Merry Christmas

I am gradually working my way through digital papers by Trimgym that I printed out when there were challenges on the Trimgym blog.  I wonder how long ago that was?



I would like to enter:
Jan's Digis - Anything Goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-10-anything-goes.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas Animals
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-549-anything-goes-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Blue Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/blue-christmas.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Jan's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a blue ribbon that I bought from a Japanese store in Auckland about a year ago.

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

I am having to conserve my ink while we are in lockdown for 4 weeks, so I am trying not to print much by using images, digital papers and sentiments already printed.  For this card, I made the background paper and used a sentiment that I'd already printed.  Every little bit helps.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Dancing Queen
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Tuesday Morning sketches
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/tuesday-morning-sketches-547.html

I made the background using a Gelli Plate, four colours of acrylic paint and a patterned brayer.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I added a digital sentiment from Desert Diva and three red gems.

Happy Anniversary

I started trying to reduce my pre-printed items at the beginning of the year.  I had a box of images, another smaller box of sentiments and a box of digital papers.  With our country going in to lockdown at midnight tonight, I need to conserve my printer ink so that it lasts at least four weeks.  I can't go out before the shops shut as I am unwell (not with the virus thank goodness).
So, this card uses a sentiment and two scrap pieces of digital paper to help me conserve my remaining ink.


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Giant Mushroom
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-march-2020

I have used two offcut pieces of digital paper from Computer Scrapbook.  I covered over the join using a Peelcraft Border Sticker which I coloured with copic marker R59 to match the papers.  I added a ribbon next to the digital papers.  I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Giant Mushroom and a sentiment from Sugar Paw Scraps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is pearlescent cardstock.  I also added three pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Floral Flower

With our country going in to lockdown at midnight tonight, there is a huge opportunity to do some crafting while I can't work.  My work is such that I can't work from home.  I created a nice feminine floral card today:


I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs - Sketch
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-244_12.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used the following Marianne's Designs products:

PK9153 - 4 different papers from paper pad called Sweet Romance.
CR1202 - Scallop edged rectangle
CR1240 - Straight edged square
CR1273 - Scallop edged piece across card
CR1239 - Circles
LR0112 - Flower
JU0817 - Gemstone in centre of flower

Apart from the Marianne's designs, I used white cardstock for the card base and the scalloped circle.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Happy Easter

After completing my "Rodeo Gals" card yesterday, I got distracted by the government announcement that we were going in to lockdown.  I heard 48 hours and midnight mentioned and thought it was midnight tomorrow.  When I saw another statement this evening that said midnight Wednesday, I realised that it was actually more than 48 hours from the announcement.

I have decided that I would work on the Easter card tonight to take my mind off things and now that it is finished, I am getting it uploaded before I get distracted again.  If I find time tomorrow, I will upload the completed card from yesterday.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Easter
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-237.html
Paperbabe Stamps - Photo Inspiration (colours and flowers)
http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/2020/03/paperbabe-stamps-challenge-115-picture.html

I have used 2 digital papers (the green is left over from yesterday's card) and an image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also addded some yellow polka dot ribbon.

The card is actually quite vibrant but for some reason it has photographed the colours much more subdued than they actually are.

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Merry Christmas

March 21st
This week at CHNC, our optional theme is "Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Song".  I was inspired by Carol of the Bells.  I left a link below to a You Tube video of the song in case you aren't familiar with it.

 
I have used some scraps of digital paper.  The one on the far left is from Bugaboo Stamps and the one on the right is from Computer Scrapbook.  I'm not sure of the source of the centre one.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella with the edges inked with Distress Ink - Fired Brick.  I also added some starry washi tape.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

Here is a link to a You Tube video of Carol of the Bells in case you aren't familiar with it.  I'm sure there a lot of videos of it out here but this is the one I'm familiar with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQSPLDpmgB8

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-806.html
Holly & Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-67-anything-christmas-goes.html

Just For You

I realised when I finished this card that I haven't got all seven elements of the Butterfly Challenge included (unless the butterfly image counts as a vertical embellishment).   I like the extra challenge of trying to include everything.




I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - V is for..
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/139-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-v-for.html
Gecko Galz - Butterflies
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html?showComment=1584765232580
Cupcake Inspirations - Butterflies
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2020/03/cic489-theme-challenge.html

I have followed a tutorial for a Viewmaster Card which can be found here.

I used a burgundy cardstock on the base card.  The top has been embossed with an embossing folder.  The sentiments used are from Desert Diva (only one shown in this post).  I scattered a couple of gold brads on the front to pull in more Vegas Gold.  I also used gold cardstock under the butterflies (which are from a sheet by Gecko Galz called Provance Garden). 

Veridian - on embossing and top butterfly
Vegas Gold - brads and cardstock
Vivid Burgundy - base cardstock and spots on bottom butterfly.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Spring Owl

I'm confined to inside as I have really bad nasal congestion and with the pandemic at the moment I need to stay at home.  So, with not much to do (and not much energy either) I am pottering around with cards when I have the energy to do so.  This one is one I have managed to finish, using up some digital paper and an image from my Awaiting Crafting boxes.


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Things With Wings
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/theme-challenge-things-with-wings.html
Creative Knockouts - Tic Tac Toe (Pearls + Digi Stamp + Ribbon)
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/03/342-bingo-bugaboo-stamps.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/tuesday-morning-sketches-546.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used two digital papers from When The Scrap Hits The Fun.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been die-cut with a Spellbinders die.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some orange ribbon, a flower piece, a pearl (to the centre of the flower) and more pearls around the die-cut image.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches - with a rotation and change of image shape:

Have A Purrrfect Birthday

I have been confined to inside for the past few days so am really pleased that there is a daily challenge at Gecko Galz to inspire me.  I have a congested nose which means I need to stay away from others to avoid spreading my germs.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Just For Men
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html?showComment=1584680036840
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-52.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.  The digital paper is one that I won on Day Three and the image is from the sheet for the Day Four participants.  I used some paw print cloth tape that I have had for a long time and never used as I forgot I had it.  I added a sentiment from When The Scrap Hits The Fun and some enamel dots.   All the edges have been inked with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.  Matting is dark brown cardstock.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Given enough Coffee.....

I could rule the world!  Since I don't drink coffee this won't be me, but I know a few people who like their coffee and they would appreciate this.



I would like to enter:
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-maart.html
Catch The Bug - Things with Wings
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/theme-challenge-things-with-wings.html

I have used some digital papers from Create with TLC.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is dark brown cardstock.

I followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches

Sending You Sunshine

In these crazy times, this sentiment appeals to me. 



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Rose Garden
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-march-2020-march-21-2020


I have used two digital papers (source unknown).  The image is from Anne's Digital Art and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.   Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a pre-made rose embellishment.

The secret to staying young

I have now managed to complete three of the four challenges on the Special Challenge Group at The Outlawz.  The crossword has me well and truly stumped and although I still have a couple of days to complete it, I can't see that happening.  I did however complete the colouring challenge



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Special Challenge - Colouring
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/special-challenges/forum/topics/freebie-coloring-challenge


I have used two digital papers from Spyder's Corner.  The image is from Sandra van Blaricum and was designed especially for the Colouring Challenge as part of The Outlawz Special Challenge.



Happy Birthday

I am going for a vibe of a table setting here - purple and blue tablecloth, with a pink doily on it - and then the jug, utensils and pie sitting on the doily.  Is it convincing?



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Birthday
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-6th-march-19th-march-2020
Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Asian Flair

The theme for Day Four at Gecko Galz is Asian Flair.  I had one paper left in a paper pad by Kaisercraft and knew this was the perfect opportunity to use it.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Asian Flair
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html?showComment=1584559280560


I have used a paper and two tags from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I also added some pearls to the tags and the card as well as an Asian themed sticker to one of the tags.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Thinking of You at this difficult time

After using the Sympathy cards that I had put aside, I am needing to create a few more.  Sometimes you need one and don't have the time to create it right there and then.

I wasn't quite sure what was meant by "Borders" so have taken my interpretation from the DT examples and hoping I have understood correctly.

I would like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - Borders
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/03/341-border-time-fred-she-said.html
Paperbabe Stamps - Anything Goes
http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/2020/03/paperbabe-stamps-challenge-114-anything.html

I added a strip of patterned paper from a paper pad across the card.  The image is from Fred She Said and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  Matting is pink pearlescent paper.

Sending Wishes and Fairy Kisses

Isn't this image just adorable.  I love the fairy and friends coming to check on the baby. 


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Faeries
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html?showComment=1584559280560

I have used an image from Gecko Galz and a sentiment from When The Scrap Hits The Fun.  The wings of the fairy have been coloured with Kindy Glitz and I also added Wink of Stella to the bees wings and some of the leaves.  I added some faux stitching around the edge of the card to tie in with the sentiment.  I also added some glitter gems.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

When are we going to get some decent rain?

Where I live, that it is one of the big concerns at the moment - the bigger one is the coronavirus.  We have been on water restrictions since mid-February which means that we cannot do any outside watering.  I'm not worried about washing the car, but my garden could do with a decent watering.  We had our first cases of coronavirus in our region yesterday.  They are in self-isolation so hopefully that will contain it.  As a country, we seem to be faring fairly well so far - as long as new arrivals to the country respect the self-isolation requirements.  Sadly, there are always people who think that it doesn't apply to them.

Anyway, back to the weather.  I made this card inspired by our lack of water.  I think I will have a big smile like this turtle when it does rain.


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Weather
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-548-12th-of-march-weather.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked the edge of the image with Distress Ink.

A Rustle in the wind...

... reminds us a fairy is near.  And this girl is having a good look for it as she is walking along the breezy foreshore.


I would like to enter:
Sheepski Designs - Use die-cuts and/or Punches
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-36-die-cuts-and-or-punches.html
CRAFT Challenge - Weather
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-548-12th-of-march-weather.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (buttons)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/03/pinspirational-challenge-258-favs-of.html

I have used a paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is a digital one (printed out some time ago and source not written on the reverse).  Colouring is with copic markers in mainly pastel shades.  I die-cut some buttons using a die from Memory Box.

Wishing You Luck

Day Two of the challenge at Gecko Galz and this time the theme is St Patricks Day.  Yesterday, I downloaded a free paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, and it worked perfectly with the sentiment and image.






I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - St Patricks Day
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html?showComment=1584482766849

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Beyond The Fringe.  I used a die from Spellbinders to die-cut the sentiment.  Matting of the image is with dark green cardstock.

I Love Music

Do you get that from the combination of hearts and a music image?  I spend alot of my day listening to music in the background as I hate silence.  



I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Heart
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-204-add-heart.html

I have used a digital paper from my Awaiting Crafting box (source unknown).  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and is coloured with copic markers.  I accidentally printed two of this image when I was creating a DT card (need to remember to check print quantity before I print LOL).  I decided to put the other copy to good use for this card.  I inked the edges of the image with Distress Ink - Tea Dye.  The hearts have been cut from glitter cardstock using a die from Memory Box.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Happy Butterfly Day

The challenge at The Outlawz Thursday Challenge is to make up your own holiday.  I think butterflies should be honoured, so here is my "Happy Butterfly Day" card:



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Circle It
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-418-circle-it.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Make Up Your Own Holiday
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-march-12-march-25-twist-make-up
CCC Digi Creations - Embossing
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-112-embossing-of-any-kind.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Butterflies
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2020/03/cic489-theme-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter for the background.  The image is also from The Paper Shelter.  The sentiment is one that I typed out on the computer.  I embossed a tag shape with a circle themed embossing folder from Couture Creations.  I inked over the tag and sentiment with some Metallic Gilding Polish from Cosmic Shimmer.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I also added a couple of glitter enamel dots to keep with the circle theme.