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.

Kind

I have used a digital paper from a christmas themed pack for a card that is definitely not a christmas card.  I think it is good to think outside the box and broaden the use of images and papers.

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Kindness
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-august-17th-august-30th-2019-1
CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment panel is from Create with TLC.  I edged the image and sentiment with Distress Ink.  I added a flower corner embellishment to the card.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Life Is An Adventure

I made this card a couple of weeks ago but hadn't got around to blogging it yet.  This month seems to have been so hectic at times.
and opened:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - August Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge.html
Carlins Map Paradise - Maritime and Rope
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-13-augustus.html

I followed a tutorial for a Joy Fold Card from Beccy's Place.  I used a paper from a beach themed paper pad by Kaisercraft (this is my rope element).  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place and are coloured with copic markers.  I added some beach themed embellishments on the card and the belly band.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Pearls and Stars

The challenge at The Outlawz Thursday was to use favourite embellishment.  I love using pearls and glittery gems so I used both:


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Favourite Embellishment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-august-15-28-the-twist-is-favorite
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-98.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  I added some purple grosgrain ribbon across the card.  The image is from Fred She Said and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls to the mandala and some glitter star gems to the corners of the card.

Watermelon Peeker

This card was inspired by the picture at Catch The Bug along with the sketch at Cheerful Sketches. 


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Inspiration Picture (watermelon)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-photo-challenge.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch (changed to rectangular)
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/augustus-challenge.html
The Crafters Cafe - Dots or Stripes
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/225.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio along with some offcuts from other paper pads.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some spotted wire-edged ribbon.  Matting is red cardstock.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Its Your Day To Shine

I have combined aqua and pinks for this card with touches of green and brown.

I would like to enter:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-100-anything-goes_13.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and the sentiment is a digital sentiment that I printed out sometime ago (not sure of the source).  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some pre-made flower embellishments and some ribbon.

Happy Birthday

This is the second card recently that I have used a pink colour scheme.  I don't usually craft in pink but for some reason at the moment that is the colour that is speaking to me!

I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Animals
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/08/animal-challenge.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-517.html

I have used two papers from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is one that I typed on my computer  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Cheers!

This is inspired by the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel.  I took inspiration from the reference to the gin and tonic:



I have used a music themed paper.  I sprayed a doily with Dylusions Spray to place under the drink - as they would be in a bar.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is a digital sentiment I printed out some time ago (no sure of the source of this one).  I added some splashes of water in the form of gemstones.

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our challenge is Anything Goes with an optional twist which is to include embossing - wet or dry.



I have used an embossing folder to create some dry embossing on my card.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I used some offcut pieces for the pennants and the bottom piece of the card.  I added some silver glitter ribbon over the join between the embossed piece and the patterned paper.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 713
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-713.html
Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-54-anything-christmas-goes.html

Wool You Be My Valentine?

This is my second post as a Guest Designer for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  This challenge their theme is "Add Embellishments."


The challenge is sponsored by Scribbles Designs.



I have used:
Scribbles Designs - Mr Wool Daisy
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/10/702-mr-wool-daisy-250.html
Scribbles Designs - Wool Valentine Sentiment
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/02/0100-wool-valentine-sentiment-100.html
Scribble Doodle Designs - Hugs Digi Paper
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2016/02/freebie-friday-hugs-digi-paper.html



Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is pale pink cardstock.  I also added two heart and one flower button embellishments.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Merry Christmas

In nine days it is meant to be Spring here yet the weather still feels like the middle of winter.  I'm hoping that this is a last hurrah to winter and come September the temperatures will pick up and we'll have less thunderstorms and rain.  In the meantime, it is perfect weather for cardmaking.


I would like to enter:
Di's Digis - Circles
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/hello-crafty-friends-dis-digi-stamps.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-444-plus.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and the sentiment is from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  The Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz were used on the background paper to give it a bit more dimension.  I added some more circles in the form of button embellishments.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Happy Holly Days

Another christmas card in traditional colours.  I seem to be using more traditional colours than non-traditional which is certainly a change for me!


I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-359.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-524-8th-of-august-christmas.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html

I have used a two papers from christmas paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some christmas grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.

I followed this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

Christmas Ornaments

I have managed to use up some offcuts for this card by following a sketch:


I would like to enter:
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/augustus-challenge.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-524-8th-of-august-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Ornaments
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/christmas-ornaments.html

The background paper is from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some offcuts of christmas papers to form a couple of the other layers.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some gold glitter ribbon.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Woodland Christmas

This card has a bit of a woodland feel to it.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-393-punches-and-dies.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-121-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Paper Shelter.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added two die-cuts created using dies from Memory Box.  I also added some pearls.

Relax

We are midway through the Relaxation Challenge at Path Of Positivity.  This month we are sponsored by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.


I have used a paper from a set called Taste Of Summer Kit by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles,


I also used the following from Scribbles Designs:

Kayak
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/07/931-kayak-300.html
Relax (from Words set)
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/02/047-words-300.html

Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added three blue gems that remind me of water droplets.

I would like to enter:
CCC Digi Creations - Summer
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-106-summer.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-443-and-dt.html










It's Your Day

While pink is not one of my favourite colours, I have alot of pink papers and embellishments in my stash - possibly because I rarely use them.  So today, I thought I would combine some of them to create this card:


I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/08/anything-goes-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers with the edges inked with Distress Ink - Twisted Citron.  I added some flowers and leaves from a floral embellishment pack.  I also dotted some pearls around the card.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Musical Instruments and Singers

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs has a theme of Musical Instruments and Singers.  The sponsor for the challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps.



I have created two cards.  The first uses Mood Music.


I have used two papers from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is one that I printed out on my computer.  I added some bright blue enamel dots.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


I would like to enter:
Tuesday Morning Sketches
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-516.html
The Crafters Cafe - Dots and/or Stripes (both)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/225.html

The second card uses Martha Metal Head


 
I used the two papers that I used in the first card that are from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio but added another paper from a different paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a satin ribbon and a sentiment typed on the computer.

I followed one of the sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:


I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 165
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html

Day Dreamer

It is the third Monday in August which means it is the start of another Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Emerald Faeries.

I have used an image from Emerald Faeries called Jewel.


I have used a digital paper from Michele R Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some cloth tape, and a sentiment plus a flower both from an embellishment pack.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - August
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Distracted by something sparkly

Some sparkle and glitter for yet another rainy day here.  I am really ready for some sunnier weather.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Sparkle or glitter or flocking
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-from-august-5th-until-august-18th-2019-sparkle
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-443-and-dt.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a strip of corrugated cardstock from a paper pad.  I cut a square of glitter cardstock and turned it before adding to the card.  The image is from MMedel Illustrations and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from Create with TLC.

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, we have an optional theme of For A Lady or Girl.  I have used this adorable Sunbonnet Girl for my card:


The pink paper is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The border strip is also from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft but I'm not sure if it was from the same pad.  The ornaments paper is an offcut of a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.

The image and sentiment are both from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

I followed the sketch from Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 713
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-713.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Ornaments
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/christmas-ornaments.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-121-christmas.html

Happy Birthday

Once again, I managed to incorporate all seven elements into my creation.  At least this month I managed to get it uploaded before the challenge closed!

This is the front of the card with the belly band on:

 and the front of the card with the belly band removed
 and the decorated inside of the card:

The belly band is created using jade green cardstock, some jute that I have had in my stash for some time and a sentiment from Desert Diva.

The card follows the tutorial for Version 1 of the Joy Fold Cards found here.

I have used a jade coloured cardstock for the base of the card as well as the layering. I also used some orange patterned paper as well as a subtly patterned Jasmine coloured paper.

The sentiment on the inner is also from Desert Diva.  The butterfly image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers in Jade Green, Jasmine and Juicy Orange.

I would like to enter:
The Butterfly Challenge - The Letter J
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/126-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-j-for-joy.html

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours

We are midway through the current challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month, we have an optional twist of Sparkle, Glitter and Bling.  We are sponsored by Oddball Art Company.



I have used an image from Oddball Art Company called Baby Deer with Bow.



I also used two papers from this month's paper kit release from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The sentiment is also from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers to match the background paper. I added some glitter foam snowflake embellishment together with some snowflake bling and some bling dots.  I covered the joins between the papers with some Peelcraft stickers.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - August
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Sometimes You Feel Like Crap

And that is what I have felt like recently.  I think now I may be on the mend.

We are starting the August challenge at Scribbles Designs and for this month, the theme is to Include A Sentiment.  It would be really great to see the sentiment as the focal point of the creation although it doesn't have to be.

I have used the following:
Scribbles Designs - Feel Crap
Scribbles Designs - TP Roll
Scribble Doodle Designs - Polka Dot Paper



I also added some glitter gems.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Spring

Two weeks until Spring.  It can't come soon enough.  I am really over this wintry weather.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Chevrons.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-aug-1-aug-14th
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 516
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-516.html

I have had this paper sitting in a paper pad and I wasn't really sure how I was going to use it.  This challenge is perfect.  The paper comes from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fred She Said and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some silver wire-edged ribbon and some embellishments.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches but rotated to fit with the image that I chose to use.

Rest Relax Enjoy

A nice summery card again - it takes away the gloom of the week we have had weatherwise!



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Crash Your Stash - Photo Corners
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/crash-your-stash-july-august-photo-corners
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
CCC Digi Creations - Summer
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-106-summer.html

I have used 3 digital papers plus a digital image from We Are 3.  Colouring of the image is a combination of paper piecing (bikini) and copic markers.  I added some photo corner shaped brads, some gemstones, blue and white ribbon and a sentiment from an embellishment pack from Rosie's Studio.

I followed one of the sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

I rotated the sketch and changed both of the central squares to rectangles.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Blessings To You On Your Birthday

This is another image from my printed stash of images - I think it is at least the third that I have used this week which will help diminish the pile!



I would like to enter:
Imagine That -  Creative Playground Challenge 8
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2019/08/creative-playground-challenge-8.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-7-august-20-2019
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-442-plus-dt.html
Crafty Gals Corner - 3+ Layers
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-197-3-layers.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Imagine That Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added a small piece of offcut paper, some twine and a button to fit the sketch.

I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge.

Happy Birthday

A summery card - created in less than summery weather.  We have had thunderstorms every day for the past 3 or 4 days.  It is really hard to believe that it will be spring in just over two weeks!  At least this card has a summery feel toit.

I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - 3+ Layers
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-197-3-layers.html
Fabrika Fantasy - Anything Goes
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-33-anything-goes.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 166
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
CCC Digi Creations - Summer
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-106-summer.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I am not sure of the brand of the layered piece but this might also be from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some washi tape to fit in with the sketch that I followed.

This card follows the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

Monday, 12 August 2019

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

For my post for my second entry to the current challenge for both Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Catch The Bug, please follow this link:

https://craftysuze.blogspot.com/2019/08/merry-christmas_12.html

I had to put both cards in the same post for another challenge.



The post contains the links back to the challenges as well as the sketch used.

Merry Christmas

I have used two of the images from my printed stash to create two different cards using the same image:



Here is the silver one:




And the gold version:


I have used papers from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft called First Noel.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some ribbon to both cards and a gift embellishment to the second card.

I would like to enter:
Christmas Kickstart - Two cards same image
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-christmas-kickstart-challenge-16.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 165
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 166
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-anything-goes.html

Here is the sketches that I followed:

Silver Card:

 
Gold Card: