Friday, 31 July 2020

You Are Strong, Fearless And Beautiful

I had almost finished this yesterday and then had to do something else and then never got back to it.  I'm up early this morning so have finished it:



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Fancy
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-july-18-31-2020

I have used digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from WeAre3 Digital Shop and the sentiment is a digital one (source unknown).  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella (gold).  I added a gold frame around the image using gold glitter cardstock.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Birthday Girl

I was tidying up last week and came across some more digital papers - so my Awaiting Crafting box has grown a fair bit.  This was one of the ones that I found.  I used the offcuts to add the additional strips across the card.

I would like to enter:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-124-anything-goes.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/juli-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I followed the (rotated) sketch at Cheerful Sketches:

Swimming By To Say Hi

I am back to making aquatic themed cards again after making alot of Christmas cards recently.



I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2020/07/anything-goes-challenge_21.html
CRAFT Challenge - Summer
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-565-summer.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  I added some sparkly teal ribbon to add to the water feel of the card.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from Dee Dee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some faux stitching around the sentiment with a copic marker.

Mini Tree

We are in the final week of our Christmas in July Challenges at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  July seems to have just flown by.  For the last week of July, we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs.



I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Mini Tree.



I also used a digital paper from AMB Illustrations.  I added some washi tape and some tree stickers. Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella. 

I would like to enter:
Sheepski Designs - Christmas In July
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-40-christmas-in-july.html
PINspirational Challenge - Picture Inspiration (trees)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/pinspirational-challenge-267-favs-of.html

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Enjoy Your Day

Another pink card - I think it is the second one I've made recently.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/07/summer-break-challenge-anything-goes.html
Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
http://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-24-anything-goes-with-more.html
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/juli-challenge.html


I have used two digital papers from PixelScrapper for the background.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Sassy Studio Designs.

I followed the (rotated) sketch at Cheerful Sketches:

Sweet Summer

I have had a bit of time today in between committments to do some crafting and managed to start and finish this card:

I would like to enter:
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/juli-challenge.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Blue, Cream, Green plus leaves
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-14thjuly-27th-july-2020
CRAFT Challenge - Summer
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-565-summer.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/pennys-challenge-476.html

I have used two digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Paper Nest Dolls and the sentiment is from Peppercus Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a green leafy ribbon.

I followed the (rotated) sketch at Cheerful Sketches:

I also used the colours and twist at The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge:

Flowers Flowers and More Flowers

I really like all the different flowers in this image. 


I would like to enter:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Use Dies or Punches
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Creative Knockouts - Flora and Fauna
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/07/360-flora-and-fauna-artsy-stamper.html

I have used a green card base and added a piece of digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik.  I die-cut it with a border die from Memory Box.   Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some Nuvo Drops as "pearls' and also as flower centres on some of the flowers.  I added a strip of washi tape to the left hand side for a bit more added interest.

Merry Christmas

July 25th
This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Use Twine or Ribbon.  I had this amazing tree ribbon that I hadn't used which was perfect:


I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some glitter ribbon as well as the tree ribbon.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.


I would like to enter
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-812.html
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Starry Starry Night
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/christmas-kickstart-challenge-34-starry.html

Friday, 24 July 2020

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day Seven

I finally got to the last project of the week long Christmas in July Challenge at Catch The Bug.  I really had my doubts a couple of days ago that I would complete all seven.  I'm pleased to say that I did manage to catch up last night. There wasn't as much thinking involved with this one as the image was supplied.  Here is the prompt for Day Seven:



I have used the Freebie Friday image supplied with the challenge.  It is called Knobby Knees - Christmas Sack



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day Seven)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/724day-seven-christmas-in-july-theme_24.html
Winter Wonderland - Hip To Be Square
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/hip-to-be-square-please-leave-in-draft.html

I also used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps (which I think is now retired).  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some gems which all come from the same pack which is why they match so well.

Black & Red

I pulled out her hair colour and the colour of the bird for the background.  I also managed a bit of recycling in this card.



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

I have used a black card base.  I added some red organza ribbon that I recycled from some packaging.  The image is the July Monthly Image from Gecko Galz.  The image is matted with some black glitter cardstock. I also added some red gems.

Welcome To Wonderland

I had a bit of fun playing with my Gelli Plate for this one.  Once we came out of lockdown, I bought some more acrylic paints and haven't had much time since to have a play with them.



I would like to enter:
Gecko Galz - July Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2020/06/

I have used about 5 or 6 colours of acrylic paint (I just squeezed them on to the Gelli plate and brayered them before thinking about counting how many I had used).  I know there is a couple of reds and a couple of neutral colours but I can't remember whether I added one or two others after that.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I typed the wording and then added some Wonderland quotes in a Black Pigment liner.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day Six

I am finally up to date with the challenges for the Christmas in July Challenge at Catch The Bug.  Just one to go tomorrow.  Today's prompt (Day Six) is:

 
I took inspiration from the list and the presents.  I also included Santa in the paper I used.

I have used two images from Bugaboo Stamps called Stella Christmas - Boy List and Blank Dear Santa Scroll.


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day Six)
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/723-day-six-christmas-in-july-photo.html


I also used a paper from a paper pad - I think it might be from MME but not entirely certain.  Colouring of the images is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some hessian present embellishments as well.

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day Five

I am getting closer to being able to complete all seven challenges for the Christmas In July Challenge at Catch The Bug.  This is the prompt for Day Five:



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Ruby Calendar January.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day Five)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/722-day-five-christmas-in-july-make-us.html
Creations In Pink - Anything Goes
http://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-24-anything-goes-with-more.html
Christmas Kickstart Challenge
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/christmas-kickstart-challenge-34-starry.html

I also used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps which I think may now be retired as I couldn't find it in the shop.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps from an image called Stella Christmas - Boy List.  I also added some star stickers picking up from the star in the image.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I have added an extra challenge thanks to a comment that I received on the card.

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day Four

I am playing catch up with the week long Christmas In July Challenge at Catch The Bug.  Every day of the week, there is a different prompt.  For Day Four, the prompt is a BINGO board:



I have used the freebie image that was a limited download for this challenge.  I followed the centre row of Sparkle + Bugaboo Image + Sentiment.



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day Four)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/721-day-four-christmas-in-july-bingo.html
Winter Wonderland - Hip To Be Square
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/hip-to-be-square-please-leave-in-draft.html
PINspirational Challenge - Picture Inspiration (animal and red)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/pinspirational-challenge-267-favs-of.html

I also used some offcuts of digital papers from Bugaboo Stamps.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some sparkle gems.  I inked all the edges with Distress Oxide.

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day Three

This is the third project from the week of Christmas In July at Catch The Bug.  I still have four to complete and only a handful of days to do so.  I have two more started so that is a help.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Christmas Trio Block.




I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day Three)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/720-day-three-christmas-in-july.html
Always Fun Challenges - Anything But A Card
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-172.html

I used a pre-made bag for the project.  I added the image to the centre of the bag and coloured it with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I then pressed a Mini Distress Ink Pad (Worn Lipstick) at an angle above and below the image to create more interest.

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day Two

I have managed to now complete the challenge from Day Two.  With only a day or two before it closes, I am going to have to make much more progress over the next wee while if I am going to complete all seven!



I have used an image an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Santa Stocking hohoho



I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day Two)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/719-day-two-christmas-in-july-sketch.html

I also used two digital papers and a sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  I covered the join between the papers with some washi tape.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added two tiny gemstones to the image panel.

Christmas In July at Catch The Bug - Day One

I am playing catch-up with the week long Christmas in July Challenge at Catch The Bug.  This one is from Day One and we were prompted with this photo:



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Scene It Santa And Friends.


I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug - Christmas In July (Day One)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/07/718-day-one-christmas-in-july-theme.html

I also used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps although you can't see much of it as I enlarged the image to cover most of the front of the card.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  Matting is blue cardstock.

May Your Summer Joy Never End

As we have yet another wet wintry day here, this card isn't particularly relevant for my local friends!  I am certainly looking forward to summer.  The picture inspiration at Paperbabe Stamps gave me a summer vibe and there was alot of yellow (which is one of my two favourite colours). 


I would like to enter:
Paperbabe Stamps - Picture Inspiration.
http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/2020/07/paperbabe-stamps-challenge-123-picture.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I thought this one looked a bit like waves - do you see that too?  I added some "sand" in the form of mesh ribbon and then added some shell embellishments.  The image is from Paperbabe Stamps and the sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also coloured the inner of the sentiment die-cut with Distress Oxide.

Happy Holidays

I haven't done much crafting in the past week as I have been feeling unwell again.  Today, I worked on a number of projects and managed to finish this one:

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-july-10-2020-to-july-23-2020
Winter Wonderland - Hip To Be Square
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/hip-to-be-square-please-leave-in-draft.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/pennys-challenge-476.html
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Starry Starry Night
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/christmas-kickstart-challenge-34-starry.html

I have used a digital paper from Fred She Said.  The image is from Fred She Said and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I used some washi tape over the centres of the matting to bring a bit more red into the card.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some holly stickers and some star stickers.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Summer Colours

This fortnight, the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs has a theme of Summer Colours.  The sponsor for the challenge is Fabrika Fantasy.


I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Summer Duckling.



The background paper is from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers, Kindy Glitz and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the dragonfly eyes.

I would like to enter:
Classic Design Challenge - July Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/classic-design-challenge-july-7-2020.html

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Joy

We are now into the third week of our Christmas in July Challenges at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.   For this third week, we are sponsored by Patties Creations.


I have used an image from Patties Creations called Joy 2.



I created the background by sponging Distress Ink.  I decided on a more CAS look this time and found I had a sticker set which had the word Joy in it as well as some dots which I could randomly place around (although I did add one above the J!

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is to Use a Die or Punch.



I used two digital papers from Bugaboo.  I used a die from Memory Box to die-cut the edges of the strip of glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I have followed a sketch from Try Stamping On Tuesday.



I would like to enter:
Try Stamping Or Not on Tuesday (with optional twist of Things That Fly)
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-465.html

Friday, 17 July 2020

Happy Birthday

A quick birthday card this morning:

I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Birthday
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-july-4-2020


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from WeAre3 Digital Shop and the sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I matted the image in blue cardstock and the sentiment in green cardstock.  I also added some green pearls in two sizes.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Never bend your head...

I managed to use up some left over cardstock along with a sentiment I had typed out some time ago.

 And this is a closer look at the front panel:



I would like to enter:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2020/07/wk-28-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/week-26-anything-goes-colouring.html
Butterfly Challenge - A is for....
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/144-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-for.html


I have used some double sided cardstock for the base (hopefully that counts as one of the patterned papers as it is patterned!).  The image is from Polka Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment that I had typed and printed out some time ago and then not used. 

I usually try the folds from The Butterfly Challenge but the link was going to "Sorry, the page you were looking for on this blog doesn't exist" so I followed a tutorial for an Accordian Fold from Beccy's Place.

I decorated some of the panels with die-cut butterflies.  I used a second patterned paper for the butterflies on the second panel.  I added a piece of white cardstock on the fourth panel for a message to be written.

Edges on the image, sentiment and message panel have been inked with Distress Ink - Spun Sugar.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Perseverance

I am really late with my make for the Progressive Challenge at Limited Runs as the challenge closes some time today.



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

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Limited Runs and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the shield part of the helmet.

Happy Christmas To You

We are at the midway point of the card challenge for the month of July.  The optional twist for this challenge is "Flip A Coin",  The sponsor for the challenge is All Dressed Up.



Here is the board that I followed:

Tails - Make a card with 4 or more layers (about 7 I think)
Heads - Make a rectangular or square card (rectangular)
Heads -  Add dots to your card (background paper)
Heads -   Add lace or ribbon to your card (lace paper plus striped ribbon)
Heads -  Add a frame to your card (round edge plus around layers)



I have used an image and a sentiment from All Dressed Up called Christmas Pooch.


I also used two digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

I would like to enter:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-challenge-107.html

Celebration Tag

I have quite a few cards in my stash but not that many tags so I thought it was time to add one more.  I went with a general theme although I know I need some more Christmas ones as well.


I would like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - Tag Time
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/07/358-tag-time-fabrika-fantasy.html
Classic Design Challenge - July Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/classic-design-challenge-july-7-2020.html

I have used a tag from a clothing item.   I painted over the logo with two layers of Gesso.  I think used my Gelli Plate and some acrylic paints to add colour.  For texture, I added some Angelina Fibre and some glitter dots.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.




Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Bon Voyage

Most of us are confined to holidays within our own country.  I know there is alot of my country that I haven't seen - and other parts I haven't been to in a long while so maybe it is a good thing that I can't travel outside my own country!



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Holiday Time
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-435-holiday-time.html
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/week-27-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers and Distress Ink (edges).  Matting is beige cardstock.

Merry Christmas

The digital paper and sentiment are out of my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  I decided that I hadn't used much out of it for a week or so, and that it was time that I made another attempt to lessen the pile!


I would like to enter:
Createful Heart Design - Anything Goes
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-21-is-here-welcome.html
PINspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration (Christmas)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/pinspirational-challenge-267-favs-of.html

I have used two digital papers from Peppercus Designs.  The image is from Createful Heart Digis and the sentiment is from Folded Paper and Printed Pixels.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also used a gold satin ribbon over the join between the digital papers.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Thinking Of You

I have some unusual coloured daffodils today.  I have a habit of using unusual colours but I don't think I have for daffodils up until today.  The daffodils here are on their way to flowering and my next door neighbour has one flowering.  It's alot earlier than it usually is so I hope by the time we get to spring that there are still some in flower.


I would like to enter:
Outlawz Tuesday - Photo Inspiration (colours)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-30-june-13-july-2020
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/07/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-119.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - July Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/07/abmttc-extra-challenge-july-anything.html


I have used a red card base this time.  The digital paper is from Lozzy, the image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is one that I typed up on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Distress Ink (edges).  I also added a white glitter ribbon.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Winter Fellows

We are in the second week of our Christmas in July challenges at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This time, the challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter.


I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called Winter Fellows.



I also used a digital paper from AMB Illustrations.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some tree themed washi tape and some glitter foam snow flakes.