Sunday, 31 May 2020

Happy Birthday

I started this card about a week ago and it hadn't got any further than colouring the image and cutting it out.  This morning I had a bit of time to complete it.


I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-399.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment is from Eureka Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers. 

Believe in Yourself

This is the final card from today:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Encouragement
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-may-23-june-6-2020
Try Stamping On Tuesday - Sketch and Texture
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge%20458.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a digital paper from WeAre3 Digital Shop.  The image is also from WeAre3 Digital Shop and the sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers with the edges inked with Distress Ink.  For texture, I added some strips of bling ribbon.

I followed the sketch at Try Stamping On Tuesday


We Make A Good Team

This is my second card today:



I would like to enter:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-2020-challenge-105.html
CCC Digi Creations - For the Boys
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-114-for-menboys.html
Try Stamping On Tuesday - Sketch and Masculine
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge%20459.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Masculine
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-129-make-it-masculine.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper which I coloured with Distress Oxides.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also used a scrap piece of green paper.

I followed the sketch at Try Stamping on Tuesday

Happy Birthday

I have three cards to share today.  This is the first of them:



I would like to enter:
Sheepski Designs - For The Girls
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-38-for-girlz.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/05/sheepski-designs-sketches-182-183.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some glitter gems.

I followed one of the sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:


Merry Christmas

I am a bit late posting this week - got my days all muddled!  That is the trouble when each day is the same.
Anyway, we were at the start of the challenge at CHNC yesterday.  The optional theme this week is "Include a Bear"


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a puff sticker alongside the sentiment.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.  I changed the card shape from square to rectangle but otherwise followed the sketch fairly closely.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-810.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html
Holly & Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/anything-christmas-goes-challenge-72.html

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Enchanting

I saw a post on Mia's blog here in which she has a challenge to use one of her free mandalas.  I haven't had a play with a Mandala for a long time and I had some inspiration today, so here is what I came up with:


I would like to enter;
Mia (Craftartista) - Mandala Challenge
https://craftartista.blogspot.com/2020/05/3rd-blogaversary-candy.html

I have used six colours of Distress Oxides to create the background.  I also used the same six colours in Distress Markers to colour the mandala.  I used a Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) to add the clear stamps to the background.  To finish, I added some bling.

The six colours that I used are:
Spiced Marmalade
Spun Sugar
Worn Lipstick
Vintage Photo
Peeled Paint
Faded Jeans

I chose those colours as they were the only colours that I had in both Distress Oxides and Distress Markers!

Gecko Galz Monthly Image Challenge

Inspired by the decoration on the end of the stick, I decided on a double matted image.  I also took inspiration from the same decoration for my flower embellishment

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

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz for the background.  The image is also from Gecko Galz.  I added a crochet flower embellishment.

Carnation Girl

I was reading a blog of someone who I follow who had used a technique using stencils and baby wipes that she got from here.  So, I had a go at it to create the background for this card:



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Vintage Botanicals
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2020/05/vintage-botanicalsmay-customer-challenge.html

I used a stencil from Memory Box which had a pattern around the outer edges. I used Distress Oxides for the colouring.  My first attempt I used Distress Inks but found that didn't work as well as the Oxides.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I added some Wink of Stella to the carnation"dress" and the carnation "hat".

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Hello Friend.

I am part of a New Zealand Card Swap Group and this is the card that I sent this month.  Back in March, we had to include a simple ATC card with our card.  This month, we had to use the ATC that we received as part of our card.  I left the ATC intact and added a matted sentiment and gems to it and then attached it to the background that I created:


I have used offcut pieces of papers from paper pads by Kaisercraft to create the background.  I used a scrap piece of cardstock behind the background.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and was from my "Awaiting Crafting" box.  I matted it onto a die-cut that I had cut previously and not actually used. 


I have followed a tutorial for a Scrappy Strip Technique Card.

I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html
Classic Design Challenge - May Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Howdy

I managed to sit for a while today without it being too uncomfortable and finished this card:



I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Embossing
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-556.html
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-19-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have embossed a panel of white card with an embossing folder and then inked it with Metallic Gilding Polish.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some twine and some pearls.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Life Looks Better Under Water

I thought she had a very unamused expression on her face so went with this sentiment.  She is not impressed to be above the water.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - May Challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-may-2020
Always Fun Challenges - Summer Fun
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-164.html

I have used a paper, 2 borders and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Elena Zinski Art and is the Progressive Freebie image from The Outlawz Challenge.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Get Well Soon

I had written this challenge down as Get Well Soon with a sentiment.  Just as well I checked back before cutting out the sentiment as I discovered that it actually was Get Well Soon with a tag or label, so I was able to rescue my error.  I got out my Distress Oxides and had a bit of a play:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge.html
Carlin's Map Paradise - Get Well Soon + tag or label
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-22-mei.html

The background of the card and the tag is created using Distress Oxides.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I die-cut the tag and reinforcement using dies from Nellie's.  Colouring of the image is with copic makers.  Both the image and tag have been inked with Distress Ink.  I also added some pink gems to the card and some bakers' twine to the tag.

Just For You

For the May Challenge at Beccy's Place, there was a sketch provided.  Since I really enjoying working with sketches I really enjoyed this month's challenge:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers from Beccy's Place.  The images and sentiment are also from Beccy's Place.  I printed out an image that had jellybeans in it and fussy cut the jelly beans to fit in the jar.  It was relatively fiddly to do but I'm pleased with the end result.  I used some bakers twine across the smaller piece of matted digital paper and also added some pearls to fit the sketch.

This is the sketch that I followed:

You're A Hoot

I found a challenge today that had a theme of stencilling.  A few weeks ago, I had a play with my stencils and various mediums so thought this was a good chance to use one of them


I would like to enter:
Jane's Doodles - Stencilling
https://janesdoodleschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-10-stenciling.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  I created the stencilled piece using Glitter Paste and a stencil from Tim Holtz.  The image and sentiment are from Jane's Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our theme is Use Some Silver.



I have used a paper and a mirror card from paper pads.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  I also added some silver glitter ribbon and some silver glitter domes.

I would like to enter:
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/mei-challenge.html

Lazing at the beach

This is what I'd love to be doing - but it is definitely not the weather for it!  It felt like frost temperatures both yesterday and today.  I'm not sure whether there was a frost or not as I stayed inside.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - May BINGO (Embossing + No Designer Paper + Stitching)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-555.html

I have used a art liner to draw the "stitching" around the edge of the card.  I embossed a panel using an dots embossing folder and then added some ric-rac braid to represent waves before adhering it to the stitched card blank.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some gems dotted about.

I used the bottom row of the BINGO board.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Do All Things With Love

I've been back into my Awaiting Crafting Boxes - this time one thing from the digital paper box and another from the image box.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - May BINGO (3 Layers + Dots/Stripes + Ribbon)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft along with a digital paper (striped) from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image/sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a polka dot satin ribbon across one of the layers.

I followed the top line of the BINGO board.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Life's better on the beach

I created a bit of a scene for this one.

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Seaside Fun
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-may-9-may-22-2020

I have used a digital paper from WeAre3 Digital Shop.  The image is also from WeAre3 Digital Shop and the sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The "sand" and the "tree" are from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Just Keep Swimming

I haven't created any swimming themed cards for a while but I was thinking about the swimming club today and that must have been on my mind when I chose an image for this card.



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-398.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment is from Dee Dee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some sparkly ribbon as well as some gems and pearls.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Disco Fever

I found a great digital paper to work with this fun image:
 

I would like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - Funny Card
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/05/350-funny-card-jans-digi-stamps.html
Jan's Digis - Anything Goes
 https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-anything-goes.html
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
 https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-18-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Jan's Digis and the sentiment is from PixelScrapper.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Wink Of Stella pen to the chains around her waist.  As a finishing touch, I added some flower embellishments.

Vintage Perfume Bottles

My daughter loves all things vintage so I'm sure she is going to love this:

The front of the card:

Panels 2 and 3 behind the front of the card:


And the next one showing Panels 4 and 5



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-from-may-7-to-21-twist-anything-goes

I have used a digital paper and images from Vectoria Designs.  I followed a tutorial for a Four Fold Card from Beccy's Place.

Thank You

I haven't created much in the past couple of days but I managed to fit in some time to create a couple of cards today.  This is the first of them:



I have used:
DF3403 - Embossing Folder and Die
LR0294 - Rose
CR1366 - Thank You

I would like to enter:
Marianne's Designs - Black, White and Blue
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-248.html

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Hi There

I really didn't think I was going to get this started let alone finished so I'm pleased I did.


End on view:




I would like to enter:
The Butterfly Challenge - X is for....
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/141-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-x-for-x.html

I managed to include all seven elements in the card:
Butterfly - digital paper, and die-cuts
X Fold Card
XXX's - in sentiment (from Desert Diva)
Xtra colours - on digital papers (from paper pads by Rosie's Studio)
Xiketic - Butterfly 1 Wings
Xanthic - Butterfly 2 Wings
Xanadu - Body for Butterfly 1 and Butterfly 2

I alternated the papers on the X-Fold Card.
I have followed a tutorial for an X-Fold Card from The Butterfly Challenge.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Happy Birthday To Ewe

We are now at the midway point of the Furry or Feathery Friends Challenge at Path of Postivity.  This month we are sponsored by Oddball Art Company and Scribbles Designs.




I have used an image from Oddball Art called Curly Sue Sheep with Button Eyes



I also used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The sentiment is from Dee Dee Digi's.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella. I added a strip of daisy patterned ribbon and cut three of it to add as embellishments.  I further embellished those three flowers with a pearl.

I would like to enter:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-116.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - May Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/05/abmttc-extra-challenge-may-anything-goes.html

Life Doesn't Come With A Manual

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs we have an Anything Goes Challenge.  We are sponsored by Jan's Digis and Cute As A Button.




I have used an image and sentiment from a set by Jan's Digis called Bonnet Bouquet.



I have also used a template for a Swing Card.  The digital paper is from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers.


I would like to enter:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
 http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-116.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - May Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/05/abmttc-extra-challenge-may-anything-goes.html
Jan's Digis - Anything Goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-anything-goes.html

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Sweet

Where has the month of May gone?  We are already at the start of our second Anything Goes Challenge for the month.  The sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Tulip Jar.  The digital paper is also from Bugaboo Stamps.



I also used a die set to cut the butterflies in two colours (and two different sizes).  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - May BINGO (Diecut + Bugaboo Image + Player Choice)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I chose to use spots as my Players Choice for the BINGO board.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional theme is Candy Canes.



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added Glossy Accents to the candy cane in the image.  I used washi tape under the sentiment and added a foam candy cane embellishment.

I followed the sketch from Stella Says Sketch.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-810.html
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-71-anything-christmas-goes.html

Friday, 15 May 2020

Meow

We are at the midway point of the Deck The Paws Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month we are sponsored by Ike's Art.

I am using an image from Ike's Art called Bauble Cat.



I also used 2 digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/05/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-54.html

Celebrate!

This month, the theme at Scribbles Designs is "Brads, Buttons and/or Bows".  I decided to incorporate all three into my card.
I have used the following:
Scribbles Designs - Hedgie Snap Shot
Scribble Doodle Designs - Flower 1 Digi Paper
Scribble Doodle Designs - Flower 7 Digi Paper



I also used some yellow cardstock for matting.  I put the gold brad through the ribbon bow to help secure it.  I added some clear buttons either side of the sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

I'm back in my Awaiting Crafting boxes again.  I am very very slowly diminishing some of the boxes - at least the lids close properly now.


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Ladies Night
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-theme-challenge-ladies-night.html
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-17-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used two digital papers - the lavender one is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles but I'm not certain of the source of the other one.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Smile

I have been busy creating cards today.  I haven't done any housework at all - but that can keep!



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-397.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-554.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers. 

I followed a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.