Thursday, 30 April 2020

Merry Christmas

The theme today at Gecko Galz is "Christmas Time".  I had so many different images to choose from for this one.  I remembered that I had a Christmas themed paper pack from Gecko Galz so I ended up choosing an image that worked with that


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Christmas Time
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-70-anything-christmas-goes.html

I have used two digital papers from Gecko Galz.  The image is also from Gecko Galz and th sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I added some blue glitter foam snowflakes and a blue puff sticker to bring the blue from the image into the card.

Save Halloween

I finished one picture today and started another one.  




I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

The images are from Impression Obsession.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Get Well Soon

I have used up some smaller pieces of digital paper for this card:



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-395.html

I have used two smaller pieces of digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment is unknown.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

You Pierce My Soul

I had printed out my image before I got the sheet for joining in yesterday.  I liked one of the sentiments and the colours worked with what I had planned to do.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Jane Austen
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz from a set called Antique.  The image comes from a Gecko Galz sheet called Lady Jane and the sentiment comes from a sheet called Words From Austen.  I also used some vintage lace which I made more vintage by inking with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) and some pre-made roses.  I also inked the edges of the image, sentiments, matting and card with the same Distress Ink.

You've Gotta Be Kitten Me

I like cards with a bit of a surprise element - like this one:




I would like to enter:
Carlin's Map Paradise - Animals plus Kraft
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-21-april.html
Beccy's Place - April Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-challenge.html

I have used a kraft paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Beccy's Place and the source of the sentiment is unknown.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Free Standing Pop-Up Card at Beccy's Place.

Just For You

This is fairly clean and simple as I wanted to still show most of the lovely digital paper.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - April Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Beccy's Place.  The image and sentiment are also from Beccy's Place.  I put some white lace under the image and also added a dome sticker that had the two colours from the image in it (I had already coloured the image so it was a lucky find).  I inked the edges of the sentiment with a copic marker.

Spring Wishes

I was really trying not to be last minute with cards this month but somehow April disappeared on me.  It doesn't help that half of the time I have no idea what day of the week it is let alone the date of the month.
We are now in the first week of eased lockdown where all businesses can now handle online orders with contactless delivery.  Over the almost five weeks of lockdown only essential products could be handled by online orders.  The hope is that we are only in this level for 2 weeks but time will tell on that.




I would like to enter:
Outlawz Freebie Challenge - April
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-april-2020
Star Stampz - Wings
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-9-things-with-wings.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes (kitty is small but is a main part of the image so hopefully counts)
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-53.html

I have used an offcut of a digital paper by Michele R Designs.  The image is from Star Stampz and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some gems.

Spring Wishes

I had every intention of creating with the March Challenge image but in the end that didn't happen.  However, this month I am more organised and the image inspired me to create a spring card:


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Monthly Image Challenge
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html

I have used digital papers from Gecko Galz.  The image is also from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring of the sentiment is with copic markers.  I also added some polka dot satin ribbon and some buttons.

Wishing You A Christmas Filled with Joy

I photographed this before I went to bed but hadn't watermarked it or anything.  It is now 3am and I'm awake as my nose and chest are both congested and are worse if I stay lying down.  Fortunate that I decided to check the cards I photographed to find that there are only 2 hours remaining on the challenge at CRAFT.



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas

https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-553-christmas-23rd-of-april.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-2020-challenge-104.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  I covered the join with organza ribbon.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the source of the sentiment is unknown.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some gemstones that were a good match with the papers.

Better Days Ahead

When I started working on this today, I thought I would finish the colouring that I started yesterday.  I almost got there but still have four areas to colour.  I should get that done tomorrow and then start the last one of these ones that I have to colour.



I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge -
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

The picture is from Impression Obsession.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Dragonfly

I went with a simple elegant design today.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Dragonfly Dreams
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.  I added some Kindy Glitz to the dragonfly and some Wink of Stella to the flower.  I also added some gems.  Matting is white cardstock coloured with a copic marker as I couldn't find the colour that I wanted to use!

Better Days Ahead

I coloured this one yesterday but wasn't feeling up to photographing after dinner as I had a headache.  So there might be two added today.



I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/


I have used an image from Impression Obsession.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Monday, 27 April 2020

True Blue

I got my Distress Oxides out and have a play.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - True Colours
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used four colours of Distress Oxides to create the background.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I added some Kindy Glitz and Wink Of Stella to the image.  I also added some glitter ribbon and glitter domes and glitter stars.

Perseverance

I had a number of challenges with this card but got there in the end.  After seeking clarification on one of the measurements, I thought it would be a breeze.  I was wrong!  Somehow I misread the instructions and stuck the cross-piece on wrong.  I got it sorted in the end but not before I totally confused myself.   I think the process of creating this inspired the sentiment I used!  I have taken three pictures of the card:





I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - W is for
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/140-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-w-for.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - April Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

I have used all seven elements of the card (the colours used mainly in the images but do appear elsewhere)

I have used three digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The images are all from Sparkle n Sprinkle and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a strip of butterfly patterned washi tape over the wood grain piece which adds a point of interest when the waterfall slider is pulled all the way out.

Be Strong Like A Kelly Clarkson Song

Where did yesterday get to?  For some reason, I didn't get 10 minutes of colouring done yesterday.  I did today though and managed to complete the colouring on one picture and started another:




I would like to link up to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/


Both of the pictures are from Impression Obsession.  Colouring is with copic markers.
I hope to do more colouring on the bottom picture tomorrow.

I'm really cute

Isn't this kitty just so cute?



I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Animals
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-53.html

I have used a digital paper from  Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and I'm not certain of the source of the sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I have also used some grosgrain ribbon.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Steam Power

The daily lockdown challenge at Gecko Galz is "Steam Power".  I had fun with this one getting a bit messy too!


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

I used a black card base for this one.  I embossed a piece of black cardstock with an embossing folder and then inked it with Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish.  The image is from Gecko Galz.   I matted the image and then added it to the embossed panel.  I die-cut some gears using two different die sets from Memory Box and black cardstock.  I added Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax (Patina) and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to the gears (using my fingers).

Warm Wishes

Another chance to use some of my digital papers that I had printed out some time.  For some reason, I have a lot of Christmas papers from Trimgym printed out.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Use Sponsor's Image
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-april-23rd-may-6th-twist-ues-a-stamp-from-our
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-553-christmas-23rd-of-april.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/04/tuesday-morning-sketches-551.html

I have used several digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Stamplorations.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a Christmas star sticker on top of an embellishment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Great Symphonies Begin With Just One Note

I finished this card earlier today and then I got distracted.  I finally managed to photograph and watermark the card!

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

I have used two pieces of patterned paper from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Gecko Galz and I'm not sure of the source of the digital sentiment.  I also added some gold glitter ribbon, a gold Treble Clef cut from the same gold cardstock that I used for matting using a die from Memory Box and also some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Merry Christmas

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




The small vertical strip of patterned paper is a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  I also used an image and a sentiment 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/2020/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-808.html

Friday, 24 April 2020

ANZAC Poppy

Yesterday I said I would take a break from the images that I had been colouring.  Today is ANZAC Day in New Zealand and I coloured this poppy image that I got in an e-mail from a bookstore chain called Paper Plus.   Once coloured, I put it in my front window.



I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

I have used polychromos pencils to colour the image.

With Sympathy

I can't seem to get ahead of myself with Sympathy cards.  This one is for a relative of my husband.  She had been unwell for a number of years.  It is a relatively large family and only a few will be able to go to the funeral.


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Stitching + Twine + Sentiment)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/new-challenge-april-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I die-cut some stitched rectangles in a pastel green and added some yellow bakers' twine across them.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Sugar Paw Scraps.  Colouring is with very pastel copic markers. 

Pin-up Beach Girl

I decided to create a bit of a scene for today's Pin-up Girl Challenge at Gecko Galz.  Each day there is a different theme and you receive a sheet of Gecko Galz images for joining in. This one is one that I got some time ago.



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

I have used a digital paper from Pixel Scrapper.  I fussy cut the image from Gecko Galz so that she is sitting on the beach.  I added a few shell embellishments to the sand for a bit of dimension.

Be Strong Like A Kelly Clarkson Song

I feel like I didn't do much colouring in 10 minutes today as it was alot of fiddly stuff.  I coloured the words be and like and all the stars and dots.



I would like to link up to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

I have used an image from Impression Obsession.  Colouring is with copic markers including a fluro one for the dots.

I may not work on this one tomorrow as I have something else I'd like to colour.  It will be back again on Sunday though.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Halloween

I had thought I'd make a card with a mod-podged napkin as the base.  However, when I opened my Mod Podge it had hardened.  So instead I created a tag.


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Halloween
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-53.html

I have created a background using the cling-wrap technique and four colours of Distress Ink. I used an image from Gecko Galz.  I also added some diecuts cut from black cardstock.  The ghosts are from Memory Box and the Halloween and bats are from Sissix (Tim Holtz).  I added three colours of organza ribbon through the tag hole.

We're All In This Together - completed

Today in my 10 minute free-colouring time, I finished one more of the covid-19 themed pictures that I have been colouring and started another.

Here is the completed one:



And the one I started:





I have used images from Impression Obsession.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

I'm not smiling, I'm scheming

I was looking through my sentiments for something like "You're A Star" and came across the one that I used that suited the image so much better:



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Hollywood Glam
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html

I have used two different digital papers (sources unknown).  The image is from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Donna's Digital Creations.  I inked the edge of the sentiment with Distress Ink (Fired Brick).  I die-cut a film strip using black cardstock and a die from Poppy Stamps.  I also used some silver glitter ribbon and some glitter domes for extra bling.

Many Happy Returns Of The Day

A beach themed embellishment on this card which is a combination of bought shells and a 'bag" I crafted myself.



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Create Your Own Embellishment
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-552-create-your-own.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  I covered the join with some narrow ribbon.  The image is from Cute n Crafty Momma and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards.  Colouring is wtih copic markers.  I also inked the top of the card and the outer rim of the sentiment with Distress Ink.  I created the embellishment using Angelina Fibre to create the bag and then filled it with some shell and starfish embellishments.

The Coffee Place

The theme at The Outlawz Thursday Challenge is Map or Sign.  I decided to create a scene using a sign for a coffee shop which I created using an image and a sentiment.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Sign
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-april-9th-twist-maps-or-sign

I used a wood patterned paper from Kaisercraft to represent the fence behind the sign.  I created the sign by combining an image from Stamplorations with a sentiment from Beyond The Fringe.  I hand drew the sign itself. I die cut a grass and flower border die from Memory Box to place at the bottom of the fence.  Colouring (and the outline of the sign) is with copic markers.

We're All In This Together

I almost finished colouring this in 10 minutes - one word short!  I'll carry on with it tomorrow and maybe start the next one too.  I have one more printed out but there is one more of the free images that I got that relate to the current situation that I would also like to colour so I will print out that one too.


I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

I have used a free image from Impression Obsession.  I coloured using various copic markers.

Happy 18th Birthday

I bought a flower maker tool and dies a few years ago.  I had a play with it when I first bought it but hadn't touched since then.  With all the time I have at home at the moment, I got it out and made this flower (which is meant to be a rose).


I would like to enter:
Morgan's Art World - April Challenge
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2020/04/morgans-artworld-challenge-4.html
CRAFT Challenge - Create Your Own Embellishment
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-552-create-your-own.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym (I'm gradually reducing the number in my stash).  The image is from Morgan's Art World and the sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a light purple paper for the flower but it didn't match the card too well so I sprayed it with Dylusions Ink so that it matched some of the writing on the background paper.  I used stitched circle dies from Memory Box to cut the image and sentiment.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Happy Birthday

I woke up early this morning and the challenge at The Paper Shelter had two hours left to run.  It now has an hour to run but the winners have already been announced.  Never mind, I can still share it there.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Birthday
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-423-birthday-card.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Light Blue, Light Pink, White and a sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-april-13-26-2020
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/classic-design-challenge-4th-birthday.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some white ric-rac braid and some light pink gems.





Moon Beams

When we received the sheet for partipating in the Back To Nature challenge, I realised that it was a good fit for the Moon Beams challenge.  Only problem was I was struggling to decide which image to use.  Easy solution - create an accordian card using four images.




I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Moon Beams
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
The Corrosive Challenge - April Challenge
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-4-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

I have used black cardstock to create the Accordian Card.  I stencilled some stars on each panel using Nuvo Glitter Paste.  I printed the images from Gecko Galz out and then matted them with silver cardstock.  I die-cut the lettering using the same cardstock.

I followed a tutorial for an Accordian Card at Beccy's Place.


Advice From A Friend - completed

I finally completed my second colouring project today.  I'm enjoying this colouring without any end goal - just colouring for the sake of colouring.

 


I would like to link to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

I used copic markers for the colouring.  Image is from Impression Obsession.

I have another Impression Obsession image to start colouring tomorrow.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Escape To The Beach

We are at the midway point of the Style Challenge at Path Of Positivity.  This month, we are sponsored by Scribbles Designs and Luna Girl



I have used the following:
Scribbles Designs - Carrie Summer Diva
Scribbles Designs - To The Beach
Scribbles Designs - Drink (Free)
Scribbles Designs - Sail Boat 1
Scribbles Designs - Sand Pail and Shovel
Scribbles Designs - Beach Ball
Scribbles Designs - Sun (Free)
Scribbles Designs - Sand Castle
Scribbles Designs - Escape Quote
Scribbles Designs - Burt
Scribble Doodle Designs - Sun Digi Paper
Scribble Doodle Designs - Hugs Digi Paper



Colouring is with copic markers.  The edges of each image have been inked with Distress Ink.  I used a template for cutting the card shape and papers.

I would like to enter:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/pennys-challenge-469.html

Fox in Nature

Ever thought something was a good idea - and then it turns out not quite such a good idea?  This was one of those times.  It was really fiddly putting the coloured pieces in the frame.  I actually wish I'd just stuck to two colours as it would have been alot easier.  I ended up cutting the smallest pieces several times as I kept losing them.





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

I used an image from Gecko Galz.  I die-cut a leaf frame using a Memory Box die and some cardstock.  I then die-cut the insert pieces picking up colours from the fox coat. 

Dare To Dream

I decided to try merging two images together to create a scene:



I would like to enter:
Sheepski Designs - Show Us Your Wings
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-37-show-us-your-wings.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenges - Colours + Twist
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-april-7-april-20
The Crafters Cafe - Flowers
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/240-flowers.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-114.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - April Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/04/abmttc-extra-challenge-april-anything.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy  The images are both from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from My Sugar Paper.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some grosgrain ribbon over the join of the papers.

Advice From A Friend

Not much progress on this tonight.  I may or may not finish this one tomorrow.



I coloured the rest of the hill today as well as her top and the word Friend.

I would like to link up to:
Daily Marker Challenge
https://www.thedailymarker.com/2020/04/day-1-the-30-day-coloring-challenge-2/

Sunday, 19 April 2020

You Are One Of A Kind

This fortnight, I have the honour of being a Guest Designer at The Outlawz Sunday Challenge.  The song/rhyme this fortnight is One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.   I was inspired by Nine, Ten, A Big Fat Hen.  The sponsor for the challenge is Sherry West Art.



I didn't have any images by Sherry West Art, so I used an image from Beccy's Place.



I used a card fold technique from Beccy's Place for an Impossible Card.

The digital paper and the image are from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some leaf embellishments.

I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - April Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-challenge.html



Mum

This is another case of me going in a different direction than what I originally intended.  This was originally going to be quite floral!


I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - To Mom
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/challenge-of-day.html
Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/04/tuesday-morning-sketches-550.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.  I matted on glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I also used the same glitter cardstock to die-cut some letters with a Memory Box die set.  I added a narrow piece of ribbon.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches: