Wednesday, 18 September 2019

A little rain must fall

This card has definitely been inspired by our recent weather.  I'm sure that this is the wettest spring that we have had.  We have seen a little bit of sunshine but even then it isn't that warm outside.



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-363.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Rounding The Corners.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-september-12-25-the-optional-twist

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes.  I also added some aqua coloured fabric tape and some gemstones.

Christmas Cat

I know alot of cat lovers who would appreciate this card for Christmas.  Now I just have to decide which one to give it to.


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-527-12th-of-september.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/09/sketch-225.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2019/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-46.html


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is called Mindy and is from Sheepski Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The bauble has Glossy Accents added to it to make it shine.  I also used some washi tape from MME.

I followed the sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Butterfly In the Garden

I pulled out some of my Marianne's Designs products that I hadn't had a chance to use and created this card:


I have used:
Vintage Adhesive Gems - JU0817
Pretty Papers Herbs and Leaves - PK9152
Grass Die - CR1355
Butterfly Die and Stamp - COL1318
Flowers and Leaf Die and Stamp - COL1304

Watering Can

I think I was drawn to the watering can image as we have had so much rain in recent weeks - certainly not in need of using watering cans here at the moment.


I would like to enter:
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/september-challenge.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/09/welcome-to-challenge-447.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some gingham ribbon and an embellishment from an embellishment pack.

I followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches.

At The Beach

A summery card to remind me of the sort of weather we should be having at this time of the year.  So far, winter doesn't seem to want to go away.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-september-4-2019-through-september-17-
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/09/september-challenge-97.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2019/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-46.html

I have used a paper from an aquatic themed paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The contrast piece is from a different Kaisercraft paper pad.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some fancy ribbon and a brad.

I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge.

Happy 50 Birthday

A touch of elegance for a 50th Birthday celebration:


I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-397-embossing-of-any-kind.html

I created the background using an embossing folder and three colours of Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some lace and two flowers layered together.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Literature allows us to be.....curious

We are at the midway point of the Curious themed challenge at Path Of Positivity.  We are sponsored for this challenge by Bugaboo Stamps and our regular sponsor Scribbles Designs.



I have used Ava School Sign It 2 from Bugaboo Stamps:


I have used a book patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is a quote that I found and then typed out.  The books are from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Back To school
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/theme-challenge-back-to-school.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Back To School
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-120-back-to-school.html





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Simple Things

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs has a theme of Back To School.  The challenge is sponsored by Little Blue Button and Cute As A Buttton.
I have used an image from Little Blue Button.


I also added some digital embellishments from Computer Scrapbook.  The background paper is from Lozzy and the sentiment is from Melonheadz.

I would like to enter:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-100.html

Time To Drink Champagneand Dance On the Table

It is the middle of September which means it is the start of another challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month, the theme is to prominently use Kraft Paper in your creation.

I have used:
Scribbles Designs - Grads
Scribbles Designs - Drink Champagne



I also used a patterned kraft paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some book embellishments from Computer Scrapbook.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - September
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/classic-dt-open-challenge-september-9.html

Just A Note

We had a choice of three images for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs this month.  I decided to work with the worm holding the pencil:



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

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Be Warm Inside and Out

We are midway through the September challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month our theme is to Use Some Kraft Paper.  We are sponsored by Patties Creations.



I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Gingerbread House.



I also used one of this month's digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I added some plain kraft as a band across the card.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  To finish off, I added some sweet themed embellishments.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - September
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/classic-dt-open-challenge-september-9.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-527-12th-of-september.html
Winter Wonderland - Favourite Embellishment (pre-made foam embellishments)
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/use-your-favourite-embellishments.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - September Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/09/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Cosy Winter Wishes

I haven't created a layered card for a while but once I started this one I enjoyed the process.



I would like to enter:
Imagine That - Creative Playground Challenge 9
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2019/09/creative-playground-challenge-9.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Layers
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-september-2nd-thru-september-15th-2019-layers
Let's Craft and Create - Use Lots of Layers
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-151-ag-put-some-extra-layers.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image is from Imagine That and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some grosgrain ribbon and some glitter foam snowflakes.

With Thanks

I am honoured to have been chosen as a Guest Designer for the challenge at Createful Heart.  The theme for this challenge is now Anything Goes.


I have used an image from Createful Heart Design called Victorian Lady 1900s.

Colouring is with copic markers.  The background paper is from a paper pad.  I also added some lace and some pearl brads.  The sentiment is from Pollycraft.

Treasure

This fortnight's challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends remains with the theme of Anything Goes.  We are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.


I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Little Elf Fashionista.



I also used a digital paper from Polka Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some embellishments from an embellishment pack, some stickers and a piece of pirate themed ribbon.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

L is for Lattice and lots of other things

The current challenge at The Butterfly Challenge centres around a Lattice Card.  I have never made one of these before so I had a few issues in the construction of it but I'm pleased with the finished result.  The colours for this challenge are Lapis Lazuli, Lemon and Lavender.  The other elements were Lace, Layers and of course the butterfly.  Once again, I managed to incorporate all seven elements in my card - almost forgot the lace but fortunately checked back to the challenge before constructing my card.



I would like to enter:
The Butterfly Challenge - Letter L
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/128-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-l-for.html

I followed the tutorial for the first lattice card found here.  The lace is some from my stash.  I coloured the lemon flowers with lavender copic marker (I didn't have any lavender ones but felt I had enough lemon already).  I added some gemstones to the centres of the flowers.  I raised up the butterfly using mount tape to give the card a bit more dimension.  I am hoping I have enough layers - the flowers are layered over the lace which is layered over the lattice.

Plaid Christmas

This weeks optional twist at CHNC is to include some plaid, checked or gingham paper.  I used some offcut pieces of plaid paper:


I doodled around the edge of the card with a Staedtler Pigment Liner.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I inked around the edge of the image with Distress Ink.  I added some glitter stars as well.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-714.html
Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-55-anything-christmas-goes.html




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Friday, 13 September 2019

Just Keep Swimming

One of my hobbies is swimming.  I am also fortunate that it is my job as well.  There is just something calming and relaxing about swimming - even when I am pushing myself to swim faster or further!


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Hobbies
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-august-31-2019-through-septemb

I have used a digital paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The image is also from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added three glitter domes and some orange sea themed embellishments.

Hoppy Easter

I was inspired by the challenge at The Crafters Cafe which is being sponsored by Scribbles Designs (which I am on the DT for).



I am sharing at:
The Crafter's Cafe - Fairy tale/Mythical Creatures (Easter Bunny)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/226.html

I would like to enter:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/09/welcome-to-challenge-447.html

I have used a template that I bought at a craft fair for the basic card shape.  The papers that I used are both from Scribbles Designs.  All three images that I used are also from Scribbles Designs.  Here are the links:

Leaves Digi Paper
Carrot Digi Paper

Hoppy 6
Easter Eggs 2
B Bunny Collection

Colouring of the images is with copic markers.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Celebrate It's Your Birthday

A sewing themed card for my daughter's birthday next month.

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Stitching, Real or Faux (mine is faux)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-august-29-sept-11-the-twist-is
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-9-anything-goes-and-winners.html

I have used a paper from a sewing themed paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The tag is from the same paper pad - I added a half-pearl to it.  The image is from Fred She Said and is coloured in copic markers.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment - not sure of the source as it is one that I printed out some time ago.  I added the faux stitching with a Staedtler Pigment Liner.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

It's YOUR Day!

I got out my new colours of gilding polish today as I haven't had much opportunity to have a play with them.


I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss It
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-198-emboss-it.html
Crafty Friends Challenge - Autumn Colours
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-118-and-winners-of-challenge.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/09/sketch-224.html

I have embossed some white cardstock for the background.  I added colour using Cosmic Shimmer - Metallic Gilding Polish in Enchanted Gold, Bright Sunshine and Apricot.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Smile Better Days Ahead

I really hope so as I've had enough of all the rain that we have had over the past few weeks.  It seems to have got heavier over the last week too. 



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/09/anything-goes-challenge.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments.  I am not sure of the source of the sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the raindrops and puddle.  I added two colours of gemstones in among the falling raindrops.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Today Is Your Day

Inspired by the spring flowers starting to appear where I live, I have created a floral card:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-27-august-9-september-2019
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/09/tuesday-morning-sketches-519.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The border is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Gerda Steiner and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a grosgrain ribbon.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Happy Birthday

I really wanted to use this image for the challenge at The Outlawz Songs and Rhymes but I didn't have any dog die-cuts.  I ended up solving the issue by using a fox die-cut (member of the same family) and cutting off most of the tail to leave a shorter domestic dog-like tail.

I would like to enter:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/09/sketch-224.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Walking The Dog
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/outlawz-sunday-songs-and-rhymes-24-august-7-september-2019
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-446-and-dt.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a die-cut from Poppy Stamps called "Whittle Fox"

I followed the sketch from Feeling Sketchy.

Skating Bear

This week's optional theme at CHNC is to Use Some Patterned Paper.  I have just used a little bit that contrasts well against the white background:



I have also used an image from Bugaboo Stamps which I coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-714.html

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Happy 50 Birthday

A friend of the family is turning 50 next week.  As far back as I can remember she has been involved with horses and equestrian events.



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-361.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft that is relatively unpatterned (there are areas of lighter green but once I started covering the paper with the image, sentiment and embellishments it is harder to see that).  The horse image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  I printed out an image from Squigglefly which I fussy cut to use as an embellishment.  Colouring of the images is with copic markers.  I also added some gold rope and gold pearls.  Matting is gold foil cardstock.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Three R's

And here is the second card to share tonight:



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Back To School
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-525-22nd-of-august-back-to.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-99.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from  Pickled Potpourri Designs.  Colouring is with copic marers and Kindy Glitz with the beaks glossed with Glossy Accents.  I also added a piece of orange and yellow ribbon and four yellow pearls.

Have A Great Holiday

I have two cards to share before I head off to bed tonight.  This is the first one:



I would like to enter:
Patties Creations - Beach/Under The Sea
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-161.html


I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The images are from Patties Creations.  I also added some gems.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

abc

We are meant to have thunderstorms again today.  So it looks like it is going to be a crafting and housework day again.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Back To School
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-395-back-to-school.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-292-august-2019.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Back To School)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/pinspirational-challenge-246-favs-of.html

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter and digital embellishments from Computer Scrapbook for the background and layering.   The image is from The Paper Shelter.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Sand Castles

I'm back to beach themed cards.  All this rain that we are having lately is making me wish summer would hurry up and arrive.


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-21-september-3
Imagine That Digis - Creative Playground
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2019/08/creative-playground-challenge-8.html


I have used a shell patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Imagine That and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a couple of embellishments from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio and layered them together.

Butterflies

I have to admit I struggled with the letter K challenge at The Butterfly Challenge.   More timewise than anything else.  I just don't know where the days are disappearing to at the moment.  Here is my completed card showing the outside:



and then with it opened up:





I did managed to incorporate all seven elements of the challenge into the card.

I used kraft card for the basic card shape and followed the tutorial for Kinetic Card 1 from The Butterfly Challenge blog.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and has been coloured using the three colours - Kone, Koni and Key Lime.  I die-cut some mini butterflies using a Memory Box die and added these to the lower right of the greetings panel.  On the front of the card, I tied some knots in some Key Lime coloured twine and added this to the lef hand side with a Key Lime butterfly on the right.

I would like to enter:
The Butterfly Challenge - Letter K (seven elements)
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/127-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-k-for.html
Creative Sketchy Girls - Butterflies
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-39.html

Monday, 2 September 2019

Things With Wings

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, we have a theme of Things With Wings.  We are sponsored by Oddball Art Company.



I have used Fairy Cinda from Oddball Art Company.



I have also used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The bigger embellishment at the bottom of the card is from an embellishment pack.  I also added some pre-made flowers and a piece of grosgrain ribbon.  I inked the edges of the image with Distress Ink.

Curious Adjustment to life

The first Monday means it is time for the September challenge at Path Of Positivity.  This month, the optional twist is Curiosity.  The challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and Scribbles Designs.




I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called AKV Cheerleader.





I also used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added  a piece of ribbon which I embellished with glitter gemstones.  The sentiment is a quote that I found and typed out on the computer.

I Iz Santa

I'm back to creating Christmas cards after having a break for a few days!



I would like to enter:
Ike's World - H is for Hat
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/ikesworld-challenges-123-h-for-hatsag.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2019/08/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-45.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-121-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Ike's Art and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some Christmas themed washi tape and a glitter foam santa hat embellishment.

Reading

I had started this card a couple of days ago and then we had two sunny days in a row so I got distracted a bit!  I finished the card today and just need to get it blogged before going to bed.



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Back To School
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/08/new-challenge-back-to-school.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-99.html
CRAFT Challenge - Back To School
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-525-22nd-of-august-back-to.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/pinspirational-challenge-246-favs-of.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and has been coloured with copic markers and fussy cut.  I also added some digital school themed embellishments from Computer Scrapbook.

Wishing You A Happy Halloween

We are midway through the current challenge at Scribbles Designs.  The theme this month is Include a Sentiment. 

I have used the following:
Scribbles Designs - Halloween Subway Art
Scribbles Designs - Wishing Halloween



I inked the subway art using Distress Inks.  I double matted the sentiment and then raised it above the subway art.  I then added some glitter Halloween embellishments - one ghost and two bats.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

March 2020 Calendar Page

It is the first Sunday in September already - and that means it is time for the latest Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called BUGGIRLsidepeek.


I also added a calendar template.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Between the image and calendar, I added various embellishments from an embellishment pack from Rosie's Studio. 

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Hello

Today is the first day of Spring - and the sun has been shining all day.  However, the weather forecast for the rest of the week isn't so great.  So I guess I'll have some more crafting time.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-august-19th-september-1-2019
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html

I kept to a simple colour scheme of mainly black, white and pink with a couple of touches of gold.  The paper is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from MMedel Illustrations and the sentiment is from Dana's Inspirations.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also used a piece of grosgrain ribbon from my stash

The layout follows the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I had been having a bit of a block on layouts recently and found the two sketches from the current challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday gave me inspiration to move past that block.

Here is the sketch that I followed:

Thinking Of You

I have woken to a sunny but chilly morning.  I'm hoping the sun will hang around all day today as I have definitely had enough of all the rain that we have had recently.



I would like to enter;
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-223.html
Star Stampz - Summer
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-1-summer_10.html
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-8-anything-goes-and-winners.html


I have used a paper and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added an embellishment from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio and then further embellished with matching sea shell embellishments.

Surfin' Santa

This week at CHNC our optional twist is "something beginning with S".  For my card, I have four  things beginning with S - Santa, sand, shorts and surfboard.



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The corner pieces and the piece behind Santa are offcuts of digital papers used on other cards (not sure of the sources of these ones).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I would like to enter:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-518.html

Friday, 30 August 2019

Best Wishes

It is already the last day of August - where has the month gone?  I have just enough time to share the card that I made for the August challenge at Beccy's Place:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - August Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge.html

Inspired by the picture, I used a brick patterned paper from Publicado for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then fussy cut.  The sentiment has been inked on the edges with Distress Ink.  I also added a green flower embellishment.