Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Just Flying By To Say Hi!

After not completing the challenge for Y, I almost didn't get there with Z either!



I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - Z is for
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/143-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-z-for-z.html

I managed to use all seven elements, although the blue/silver paper looks more silver than I would like!

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper along with a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Beyond The Fringe and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added the zig-zag with a copic marker.  I used Peelcraft Border Stickers for the Zebra Stripes above and below the sentiment.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Good Times

The colours of summer for me are the ones associated with swimming - whether it be at a beach or a pool.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - The Colour of Summer
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-color-of-summerjune-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The images are all from Gecko Galz.  I mounted them on white cardstock so that they looked like photos and montaged them with some sentiments.

Swim

As soon as I saw the Gecko Galz monthly image for June, I knew what I wanted to do with it.  It has taken the rest of the month to actually carry that out!

I coach swimmers and need a book to write the programmes in.  There is nothing worse than a plain book so I decorated the front of it:



I masked off the left hand side so the spine is still the same colour as the book orginally was.  I applied gesso to the remainder of the front cover.   Once the gesso was dry, I think applied some acrylic paints in a swirly pattern.  I let that dry and then added some Cosmic Shimmer in blue and white over the top. 
Once I had the background done, I stuck down the image, lettering and some ephemera.  I still have to seal the front cover to keep it clean but have learnt from experience to do that after I photograph it.

I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - Monthly Image Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html
Gecko Galz - The Colour of Summer
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-color-of-summerjune-challenge.html

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Let It Snow

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is Use a Snowflake or Snowflakes



I have used some smaller pieces of digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps to create the top piece. The image/sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I aded some gems to complete the card.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch:


I would like to enter;
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/stella-says-sketch-challenge-811.html

Friday, 26 June 2020

Always Be Yourself

Here is my final card for the BINGO Challenge at Catch The Bug.  I had this finished earlier today but then got distracted and didn't get to upload until now.  


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - June BINGO - Bottom Row = Button + Sentiment + Twine
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html


I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry).  I added twine to the image and also the button.

I decided it needed something else but couldn't decide what to add.  Then I spotted the Kindy Glitz on the table - so added that to the polka dots!

Get Well Soon

This is the second of the BINGO cards - this time using the middle row.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - June BINGO (Middle Row = Monochromatic + Bugaboo Image + Pearl)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/06/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-118.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - June Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/06/abmttc-extra-challenge-june-anything.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.   Colouring is with copic markers.I also used a pink doily from my stash (one I had previously die-cut but not used) and some pink pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Floral

I like to do all three rows or all three columns on a BINGO board.  This time I went with the rows - this one being the top row.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - June BINGO (Top Row = Flower + Stitching + Sparkle)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/06/sketches-184-185-with-bugaboo.html

I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a strip of paper made up with three digital papers from PixelScrapper stacked above each other.   I also used some glitter cardstock from a pad by DCWV to cut the corners.  I then embellished the corners with some plastic flowers.

Fun In The Sun

I started this card a week ago but it kind of stalled since then.  I had a chance to finish it this afternoon.



I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Fun In The Sun
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html


I have used a digital paper from a loose pack of patterned papers that I picked up at Go!NZ (which is a Dollar Type Store).  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Imagine That Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some "water droplets" using Glossy Accents. The sea embellishments are also purchased at Go!NZ.  They have lots of interesting craft items (as lots of other stuff).  Matting is textured cardstock from a pad by DCWV.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Just Keep Swimming

I have been wanting to join in with the sketch at Paperbabe Stamps as I enjoy working with sketches.  I thought I was going to run out of time to do anything but I had some inspiration this afternoon and managed to complete it.


I would like to enter:
Paperbabe Stamps - Sketch
http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/2020/06/paperbabe-stamps-challenge-121-sketch.html

I have inked around the edges of the card with Distress Ink (Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass).  I added a scrap piece of a patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Paperbabe Stamps and the sentiment is from Dee Dee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

I followed the sketch at Paperbabe Stamps.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Best Wishes

We have a wet and miserable day here today - just the weather to create a more cheerful summery card!

I would like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - Summer Fun
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/06/355-summer-fun-jans-digi-stamps.html
Jan's Digis - Anything Goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/june-2020-challenge.html

I have used a blue cardstock as the base.  I added two strips of washi tape on the left.  The image and sentiment are from Jan's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the glasses.  I added a 3D embellishment that is part of a food and drink related set that I bought some time ago and hadn't had the opportunity to use!  I also added three glitter gems.


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Moments In Life

I have actually managed to complete the monthly progressive challenge at The Outlawz without it being the last day or so!  Go Me.


I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge -
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-june-2020

I have followed a tutorial for a Scrappy Strip Technique background.  I am loving this technique for using up all my smaller bits of digital papers.  In this case, I had already coloured the horse and discovered that I had a number of smaller pieces of paper that co-ordinated with it.   The striped paper is from When The Scrap Hits The Fun

The image is from Hetty Clare Art and is called Pony Plait.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from My Sugar Paper but I'm not sure of the sources of the other two papers.

Happy Birthday

This card was a good chance to use up some of my small scrap pieces of digital paper from Beccy's Place.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - June Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-challenge.html
Carlin's Map Paradise - Scrap Paper & Die-Cuts
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-23-juni.html


I have used scrap pieces of several digital papers from Beccy's Place.  The image and sentiment are also from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used dies from Memory Box to cut the image and sentiment and a die from Kaisercraft to cut the leaf embellishment.

I followed a tutorial for a Scrappy Strip Technique for the background of the card.

Let It Snow

Actually, no.  I think I would rather see some sunshine.  We did have a couple of days of mid-winter sunshine this weekend but the forecast is for more rain and some thunderstorms over the next few days.


I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/06/qkr-stampede-challenge-400.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-560-christmas.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.   The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  The centre of the sentiment is inked with Distress Ink.  I also added some orange satin ribbon and three glitter foam snowflakes.

Just For You

I had intended for this to be masculine but somehow in the process of creating this card, it took on a life of its own and has ended up more feminine than I intended.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - June Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some pearls and some blue grosgrain ribbon.  I used mounting tape to raise the sentiment up.

I followed the centre column of the tic tac toe board - use 3 colours + lace or ribbon + use a digi

You Are My World

I am having one of my days where I have been tired all day long and now that it is time for bed I feel energised and wide awake.  I'm trying to break that cycle but so far have been unsuccessful.   At least it meant that I finished this card that I had started earlier in the week.


I would like to enter:
The Paper Shleter - Colour It
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-432-colour-it.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/pennys-challenge-473.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by The Works.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a doily that a friend in a swap group sent to me as she hadn't found a use for it.   To finish, I dotted around three foil flower stickers.

Monday, 22 June 2020

No. 9

Look at all these kitties playing in the Christmas decorations!


I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-560-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decorations
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/christmas-decorations-and-design-team.html

I have used some digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Knitty Kitty Digis and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

My First card sent for Card Chain Challenge

I couldn't find the post for my first card so I am writing a new one.  I first joined in October 2019 and have joined in every month since then.  As our post offices weren't open for a while, I couldn't buy stamps for overseas cards. I ended up sending to a fellow New Zealander for May so that I didn't break my chain of joining in.


I sent this card to Robyn in Australia in October 2019.

I am linking to:
CCC - Game 1
https://cardchainchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/lets-play-game-1.html

Sunday, 21 June 2020

My Favourite Card Chain Challenge card received

This one was a difficult one to do.  I have ended up sharing my second favourite card as I am unable to post a picture of my favourite card until after the "reveal" at the beginning of next month!


This lovely card came from Greta for the February 2020 exchange.

I am linking it to:
CCC - Game 4
https://cardchainchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/lets-play-game-4.html

Happy Birthday

I am rather late uploading this post - it has been one of those days!  So, the latest Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends started 16 hours ago.  The sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter.



I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called Birthday Cupcake



I also used a digital paper from AMB Illustrations.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a doily, some gold ribbons and some stars and a corner embellishment die-cut from gold cardstock.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Merry Christmas

This week our optional twist at CHNC is "Use some washi tape".  The red polka dot and green stripe are both washi tape while the pale blue and pale red are digital papers.



I have used two digital papers from Bugaboo Stamps alternately with washi tape.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some pearls to two of the corners.

I followed one of the sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.



I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 185
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/06/sketches-184-185-with-bugaboo.html

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Harp Angel

I was cutting this a bit on the fine side to complete it before one of the challenges I was planning to enter closed.  I made it but with only a few minutes to spare.  That is what happens when you get distracted with other things - like sorting out some of my craft embellishments.  At least they will be alot easier to find now.


I would like to enter:
Creative Knockouts  - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/06/354-anything-goes-dis-digis.html
Di's Digi Downloads - Fold It Fancy
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/fold-it-fancy-challenge.html

I have used three digital papers from Far Far Hill.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Criss- Cross Card.

April Showers

I have used up some more bits from my Awaiting Crafting Boxes for this card:


I would like to enter;
CRAFT Challenge - Easel Card
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-559-easel-card.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and the sentiment is from Daizeefli.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a flower piece and a large red gem.

Happy Birthday

I couldn't sleep last night (which I am paying the price for now) and so I decided to use up some of my scrap pieces of digital paper.  I used more of a patchwork layout as the pieces were all different shapes and sizes.



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Party (Birthday)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-june-4th-june-17th-2020

I have used four digital papers - Bearly Mine Designs (circle) DIY and Digital Designs (red), unknown (paisley) and also unknown (wavy stripes).  The image is from Some Odd Girl and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added some orange strips over the joins in the patterned papers.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Thanks A Million

I felt inspired to create a card tonight:


I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Things with Wings
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-431-things-with-wings.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/sketch-challenge-june-10-june-23

I have used two digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some black grosgrain ribbon and two butterfly embellishments.

I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge:
I rotated the sketch to suit the image I chose to use.

Coffee

I am so away with the fairies at the moment that I emailed this one and didn't even think about the post.  I took the opportunity to use up some scraps for this card.



I would like to enter:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
https://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/p/here-they-all-are-for-you-our.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - June Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/06/abmttc-extra-challenge-june-anything.html

I have used scraps of several digital papers from Lozzy to create the background.  I followed a tutorial for a Scrappy Strip Technique.  I came across the You Tube video quite by accident but I'm glad I did as it is a fantastic technique for using up smaller pieces of patterned paper - and it makes an interesting background.

The image is the Progressive Freebie image for the challenge at Limited Runs which finished on 13th June (which is about when this post should have been uploaded!).  I'm not sure of the source of the sentiment.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

Monday, 15 June 2020

Rejoice

June 15th
We are at the midway point of the Gingham Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  Our sponsor for the month of June is Oddball Art Company.


I have used an image from Oddball Art Company called Whimsical Dancing Trees Set.



I also used digital papers and a sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

I would like to enter:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-6-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Birdhouse

For the next month, our challenge at Scribbles Designs is a "Flip A Coin" Challenge.  Here is the board to follow:


I wasn't initally happy with what I tossed, but in the end it worked out.  He is what I tossed:

Tails - Create A Card with at least 3 layers - 7-8 layers (one hidden)
Heads - Rectangle/Square - Rectangle
Heads - Follow Tutorial - Scrappy Strip Technique
Tails - Ribbon/Twine - ribbon
Tails - Recycled/Upcycled - foil lid from hummis container (washed and flattened)

I have used the following:
Scribbles Designs - Birdhouse 2
Scribble Doodle Designs - Flower 1 Digi Paper
Scribble Doodle Designs - Flower 7 Digi Paper
Scribble Doodle Designs - Sunflower Digi Paper


The background is made from strips of digital papers from Scribble Doodle Designs attached to some copper cardstock.  That has then been layered onto another piece of the copper cardstock so there is a border around the edge.  I then layered it on to the card base.  At this stage, there are four layers.

The raised piece is the foil lid from the hummus container attached to some white cardstock for stability.  I attached a piece of cream ribbon over the top.  Then I attached the image coloured with copic markers and Wink of Stella.

I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - June Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Well Done

We are at the midway point of the June Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month the optional twist is Success.  The sponsors for the month are Ike's Art and Scribbles Designs.



I have used an image from Ike's Art called Independence.


I also used two digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is black cardstock.

I would like to enter:
Ike's World - Anything Goes
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/ikesworld-challenges-133-r-is-for-round.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - June Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Hey!

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, we have a theme of Pets/Fur Babies.  The sponsor for the challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps.


I have used an image from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called Mycroft and Watson.


I also used two digital papers from PixelScrapper. The sentiment is from Beyond The Fringe.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/06/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-55.html
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/week-23-anything-goes-colouring.html

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional theme is "Non-traditional colours".  I think a combination of orange and purple is definitely non-traditional!


I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some ribbons and glitter gems at the top of the card.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/stella-says-sketch-challenge-811.html

Friday, 12 June 2020

NZ Card Swap - June

I am a member of a NZ card swap group.  Each month, one of us has a turn on picking the challenge theme for the swap.  This month, the person choosing decided on the Retiform technique.  We had a couple of You Tube videos to use as inspiration:

 Retiform Technique

 Partial Retiform Technique

I chose to follow the first one.



I used two Distress Inks for the background then used another one for the stamping.  I also used one of the background inks on the sentiment.  The stamping of the background is using clear stamps from Marianne's Designs.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment from Create with TLC.  I also added some olive green grosgrain ribbon.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Perseverance: Secret of all Triumphs

I managed to use three digital papers, one image and one sentiment - all from my Awaiting Crafting Boxes.  It is a long way down to the bottom of all three boxes but little by little I am making my way through the boxes.



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Masculine
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-558-masculine.html
Ike's World - R is for Round
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/ikesworld-challenges-133-r-is-for-round.html

I have used three digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Ike's Art and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I also added an enamel dot.

A Book Is A Magical Portal To Another Dimension

I have a family of book readers so I was inspired to make a card for one of the male readers.



I would like to enter:
CRAFT Challenge - Masculine
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-558-masculine.html
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/week-22-anything-goes-colouring.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-6-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Oddball Art Company and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.  I have heaps of her sentiments but I haven't used many of them - this one was perfect for this card.  Colouring is with copic markers and matting is black cardstock.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Lovely

We are at the start of the Anything Goes Challenge for the first two weeks of June.  The sponsor for the challenge is Fabrika Fantasy.


I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Flower Elf.


I have also used Distress Oxides on the background.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella (bee wings).  I added some ephemera and Nuvo Drops.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Challenge - June Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/classic-design-challenge-june-2020.html

Happy Anniversary

This month, I have the honour of being a Guest Designer at Cheerful Sketches.  The sponsors for the month of June are Colour of Love, Pattie's Creations and Sheepski Designs.



This is the sketch for the month of June:


The image is from Sheepski Designs and is called Love Bugs.



I have also used some digital papers from PixelScrapper.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Inking of the edges of the image and sentiment is with Distress Ink.  I added some little wooden ladybugs too.

I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - June Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html