Monday, 23 May 2022


 I kept putting off attempting this fold as it looked like it was difficult.  I finally decided to attempt it today - and found it was way easier than I thought it was going to be.

I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - A is for..

I have used all elements from the butterfly wheel.  The colours are used on the cardstock, two digital papers and the butterfly stickers.

The two digital papers are from Lozzy.  The image is from Diane's Digital Design.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 CHNC - 21st May

The optional twist at CHNC for this week is Include a Tree or Two or More.  

I have used a tree themed digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  I also added a tree patterned wide ribbon.  The image is from Digital Delights and the sentiment is a clear or rubber stamp (not sure of the brand as I had stamped it a few years back and not used it).  Colouring is with copic markers.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Especially For You

 This month, our swap group challenge was to use either inks or paints.  I started off trying to follow a tutorial using Distress Ink refills but I didn't have the correct paper for it and I wasn't happy with the result.

I then pulled out my Gelli plate, acrylic paints and some Fiskars Texture Plates that I haven't used for a long time.  I was happier with this background.  I made a number of backgrounds which was just as well as when I constructed the card, it looked good close up but the details got lost when I stepped back from it.  

The next card that I put together I used black on top of the background which was a much better contrast.

I used three colours of acrylic paints.  The dies are some Spellbinders ones that I bought some time ago (and were still unopened).  I added some black buttons as well as a sentiment which I matted with black cardstock.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes

Selfie Photo Click

I've spent the day tidying up around the house and sorting things out and nearly overlooked uploading this card that I completed yesterday.

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - Grace Selfie

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

I have used an image and sentiment from Mirtillamente.

Monday, 16 May 2022

Friends Make The Good Times Better & The Hard Times Easier

 We are at the midway point of the May Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist for this month is Celebrate Something Special about your friends.  One of my school friends is Scottish and she also was tiny and had to have tailored clothes. I've incorporated both:

I used a tartan paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Scrap Happy Paper Crafter and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The dies are from Memory Box.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Challenge - May Challenge

Be Happy

I found a Gerda Steiner image in my Awaiting Crafting box that also worked with the photo inspiration at The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge.


I would like to enter:

Gerda Steiner - Anything Goes with a Gerda Steiner image

The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Creative Sketchy Girls - Animal

I have used a digital paper from Little Scraps of Heaven.  The image is from Gerda Steiner.  I added a variety of circular embellishments including a "button" with the sentiment written on it.

Happy Birthday

We are at the midway point of the May Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. 

I have used an image and sentiment from The Aviator.

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Double Column Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes