Monday, 31 August 2020

25

I got a few image sets from The Paper Shelter some time ago and hadn't got around to using this particular one.  Now I am wondering why it has taken me this long as it is such a great image.




I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Use or Add A Number (25)

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Paper Shelter.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some Christmas mesh ribbon across the card.  I cut out the numbers using a die set from Memory box,   I then die-cut a circle using a die from Spellbinders.  To finish, I added a dome sticker over top of each.  I am quite pleased with how they turned out.

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Star of Wonder, Star of Night

We are back to our wacky weather again - alternating between brilliant sunshine and rain although at least today the rain was showers rather than heavy rain like it was the other day.  Since I didn't feel like doing much else, I finished this card this morning:


I would like to enter:

Createful Heart Designs - Anything Goes

http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2020/08/hello-welcome-to-challenge-23-august.html

Christmas Kickstart - Christmas Birds

https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/christmas-kickstart-challenge-36.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Createful Heart Design and I'm not sure of the source of the sentiment (it was in my Awaiting Crafting box).  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.    I added a bird on a branch embellishment.  I also used some masking tape that someone sent me some time ago.

'Tis The Season

 I have made a non-traditional coloured Christmas card using up some more digital paper and an image from my "Awaiting Crafting" boxes.  All three boxes (paper, image, sentiment) are all fairly full but I must be starting to shrink them a little considering how much I have been dipping into them recently.

I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-402.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the lower part of the card and some glitter ribbon across the top.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Meow Meow Meow

 My three of a kind for this card is the "meow" sentiment.


I would like to enter:

Ike's Art - Three Of A Kind

https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/08/ikesworld-challenges-135-t-is-for-three.html

Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes

https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/08/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-57.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html


I have used two digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Ike's Art and the sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is chocolate brown cardstock.  I used mount tape to raise up the repeated sentiment.

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Winter Snowflakes

After an indifferent start to the day today, the sun finally came out.  I feel so much better when the sun is shining!  This is a card I started a few days ago and managed to finish this morning.


I would like to enter:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes-challenge_25.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-569.html


I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some snowflake patterned satin ribbon and some gems.  I drew a border around the edge of the top part of the card.

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Something beginning with S.  I have chosen to use a Summery Santa, Spotty paper and the Sparkly gems. 



I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some green gem ribbon.

I have followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch

Friday, 28 August 2020

Let's Monkey Around

Back when Creative Bug Digital had a Design Team, I was on it.  I printed out a few images that I didn't end up using on DT projects.  The image on this card is one of them:


I would like to enter;

The Crafter's Cafe - Dots and/or Stripes

https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/249-1st-sept-2020-dots-andor-stripes.html

I have used a digital paper from Vintage Digital.  The image is from Creative Bug Digital and the sentiment is from Sassy Studio Designs.  Colouring is with copic marers.  I added some dotty satin ribbon.

You are the Sunshine of my Life

This month the theme at Gecko Galz is "Summer Love".  

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - August Challenge (Summer Love)

http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2020/08/summer-love-august-challenge.html

Let's Create Challenge - Lots of Layers

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-162-ag-lots-of-layers.html

I have used a couple of digital papers from Gecko Galz.  The image is also from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Beyond The Fringe.   Matting is yellow cardstock.


Lots of Squares

I am back to using up items in my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  These are digital papers, sentiments and images that for one reason or another were printed out but not used.  This time it is both the digital paper and image.

I would like to enter:

Di's Digi Downloads - Lots of Squares

http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/lots-of-squares-challenge.html

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/08/365-anything-goes-dis-digi-stamps.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Di's Digital Downloads.  Colouring is with copic markers.  

Just Because

A nautical theme card in honour of our wet weather!


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Nautical

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-august-15-28-nautical


I have used 2 digital papers from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I also used an image and a sentiment from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I fussy the image and place it on top of a doily.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

We Are Just Purrfect Together

After a promising start to the day and a walk in the sunshine late morning, the rain returned in the afternoon.  It was nice to get out for a short walk and I'm glad the rain held off until I got back.  This is another card I made over the past week while it was raining.  Not all of them are finished but they are almost there.


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes

https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-challenge-108.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch

http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-augustus.html

I have used digital papers from Lozzy, Bearly Mine Designs, Publikado and a couple I'm not sure of the origin of.  The image/sentiment is from All Dressed Up.   Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  As the sentiment was part of the image, I added a piece of washi tape in place of the sentiment panel in the sketch.  I also added a bow for the three combined circles.

Here is the sketch from Cheerful Sketches that I followed:



Happy Birthday

 This is my second card for the birthday challege at Cupcake Inspirations:


I would like to enter:

Cupcake Inspirations - Birthday

http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2020/08/cic-500-birthday-celebration.html

I have used offcuts of patterned paper from paper pads by Kaisercraft to create the background.  The image is from Digital Delights and the sentiment is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some blueish gems to co-ordinate with his shirt, cumberband and tie.

Happy Birthday

The sun is shining this morning.  I'm hoping it does all day today as I have had enough of rain for now.  I mightn't get much crafting done today if it stays fine, but this is one that I made while it was raining and I couldn't get outside.


I would like to enter:

Cupcake Inspirations - Birthday

http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2020/08/cic-500-birthday-celebration.html

Creations In Pink - Mostly Pink

https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-25-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image/sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added Glossy Accents to the balloons.  Matting is pink cardstock.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Just Because

 This is the second of three cards that I have made using the sketch at Cheerful Sketches.  I'm loving the sketch as it is a good opportunity to use up some of my offcut pieces of patterned paper that I have hoarded.

I would like to enter:

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch

http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-augustus.html


I have used offcuts pieces of patterned paper from Lozzy, Gecko Galz, Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and a couple of source unknown ones.  The image is from Scrapper's Delight and the sentiment is a rubber or clear stamp (not sure which as I stamped it some time ago).  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella. I added a flower embellishment from my stash.

I followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches:


2021 Calendar

I made a calendar for next year but it didn't have a cover for it.  As it is some months before it gets used I didn't want to spend that time just looking at white cardstock!  The monthly image at Gecko Galz was just what I needed.

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Monthly Image Challenge

http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz for the background.  The image is the August monthly image from Gecko Galz.  I highighted parts of it using copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added a blue flower ephemera and some die-cut numbers for the year.

Thinking Of You

We are having a weird weather day today.  It is alternating between the sun shining and then pouring with rain.  It's like it changes it's mind every 5 minutes.  



I would like to enter:

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2020/08/morgans-artworld-challenge-8.html

The Crafter's Cafe - Dots and/or Stripes (There are dots on blue/pink/yellow paper)

https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/249-1st-sept-2020-dots-andor-stripes.html


I have used digital papers from Create with TLC (dots one) and Sweetly Scrapped (striped ones) to create the background using the Scrappy Strip Technique.    The image is from Morgan's Art World and the sentiment is from Digital Doodling.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  

Autumn Days Are Here Again

For us here in New Zealand, we are approaching spring rather than autumn (although I wish the weather would get that memo!).  I love the colours of autumn though and really enjoying crafting in those colours:

I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Fall or Fall Colours

http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps_31.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  Matting is pearlescent paper.  I also used an autumn coloured ribbon. I used mount tape to raise up the sentiment so it sat over the ribbon.

Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

I must say I am hating the spacing on this "New and Improved" Blogger.  It used to look so much better before and the post didn't look as long.  I can't honestly say that I have found much (if anything) that is improved on this newer version.

I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Anything Goes

https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-41-no-rules-anything-you-want.html

Creative Knockouts - Something To Say

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/08/364-something-to-say-sheepski-designs.html


I have used a digital paper from Far Far Hill.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from Imagine That Digis.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some Glossy Accents.  I inked the centre of the sentiment die-cut with Distress Ink.  I also added a reindeer themed embellishment.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Hi-ho, Hi-ho it's back to school we go!

 I was hoping for some sunshine today to dry some washing but alas it is yet another rainy day.  Since September is meant to be the start of spring, I'm hoping that we start to see some warmer weather again.


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Back To School

https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-567-back-to-school.html

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-8-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

I have used two digital papers from Create with TLC.  The images are all from Oddball Art Company and the sentiment is from Dee Dee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some ric-rac ribbon over the join of the two papers.

Sunday, 23 August 2020

You're A Sweet Friend

I started this card some time ago and hadn't got back to it.  Today has been yet another wet wintry day so I spent some time crafting. 


I would like to enter:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes-challenge_18.html


I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from Imagine That.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a white doily and some gems which look different colours as you move the card around.

May Blessings Fall Upon You

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I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Kraft + Brown + Green + Add A Sentiment

 http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-august-11-24


I have used a patterned kraft paper for the background.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Matting is dark brown cardstock.  I die-cut some leaves and added them to the card too.

May Your Day Be Filled With Possibili-Tea

We have another wet rainy day here after a couple of days where the sun managed to shine a bit.  At times, it is hard to believe that we are heading into summer.  Looks like it will be another day of crafting!

                                 

I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Punches & Dies
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - It's Tea Time
Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbon, Lace and Pearls

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from My PaperCrafting World.  Colouring is with copic markers - I also added Glossy Accents to the "glass" in the image.  I overlaid some brown ribbon over purple lace to complement the colours in the paper.  I die-cut several gears using two sets of dies from Memory Box and added some pearls to the three larger ones. 

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Embossing (Wet or Dry).  




I have used an embossing folder to dry emboss the background.  The paper is a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  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

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Dogs Have Masters, Cats Have Staff

 I'm back to using up some of my pre-printed digital stash.  This time it is the image that I used as well as the paper.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - The Duel

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-august-9-august-22-2020

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-122.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - August Challenge

https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/08/abmttc-extra-challenge-august-anything.html


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image and sentiment are both from Create with TLC.  I edged the image with a copic marker and used a stitched circle die to cut the sentiment.  I added some paw print embellishment.


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Summer

 A summery card - for yet another wet wintry day.  I'm stuck inside at the moment given that my nasal congestion has flared up at the moment but would love to sit outside in the sun to help lift my spirits.  I can't see that happening for a while!


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Summer

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-aug-7-aug-21


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I printed the image from Paper Nest Dolls out and then fussy cut the parts to create a scene.  The pre-coloured sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some shells to give more of a beachy feel to the card.

I'm Glad You're In My Block of Friends

Due to the pandemic, this card has taken a very long time to reach the recipient.  I sent this card to Mia in April but it still hasn't reached her.  I have decided that rather than keep this post in my drafts I will post it.  I'm not sure if Mia follows my blog or not so don't know if she will see it.

EDIT 25 Aug - I have just been advised by Mia that she has received it - took 5 months to reach her.  I wonder where it has been all this time - if only cards could talk!  I am just really thrilled that she did actually receive it and it hadn't got lost along the way

This is the prompts that we had:




And this is the card I sent to Mia:


Now it is difficult to remember what I used for this card.  I have a feeling I may have used some sort of glossy paper or cardstock for the background and my Gelli plate with acrylic paints.  I used my binding machine to cut the notches on the left before I adhered the piece to the card blank.  I added a sentiment from Mudmaven Designs.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Ho Ho Ho

I had a look through the Paperbabe Stamps I had, and this one was the best fit for the sketch:


I would like to enter:
Paperbabe Stamps - Sketch

http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/2020/08/paperbabe-stamps-challenge-125-1st.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-122.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - August Challenge

https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/08/abmttc-extra-challenge-august-anything.html

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-77-anything-christmas-goes.html


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Paperbabe Stamps and the sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz  I also added a Santa Puff Sticker.


Monday, 17 August 2020

Spread Your Wings and let the Fairy In You Fly

The sketch that I followed for this card was a good opportunity for me to use some of my offcuts from previous cards.  I was surprised how many that I had that worked well together too.

And this is the inside of the card:


I would like to enter:

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch

http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-augustus.html

Creative Knockouts - Finish The Inside

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/08/363-finishthe-inside-dr-digis-house-of.html


I have used some offcut pieces of digital papers from Lozzy (left two), unknown and Michele R Designs.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the sentiment is from When The Scrap Hits The Fun.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some yellow glitter star gems.


Dear Tooth Fairy


We are at the midway point of the Exploring The Fantastical Challenge at Path of Positivity.  Our sponsors are Beccy's Place and Scribbles Designs.

                                                       
                                                       
                

I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Tooth Fairy Kori.  The digital paper is also from Scribbles Designs and is called Tooth Digital Paper.



I also added some glittery white lace.  The sentiment is from When The Scrap Hits The Fun.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added Glossy Accents over the top of the tooth in both the image and sentiment.



Sunday, 16 August 2020

Out Of This World

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, we have a choice of two themes - Mermaids and/or Sea Colours.

I have used an image from Oddball Art Company called Mermaids From Outer Space



I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella (yellow).  I added some ric-rac braid and

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

                                      


I would like to enter:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-567.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Cherish This Moment

This fortnight at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, our Anything Goes Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said.


August 16th
I have used an image from Fred She Said called Smelling The Cherry Blossoms, which includes the central image as well as the flower on it's own.



I also used a digital paper from Fred She Said.  I think this one has been retired as I couldn't locate it in the store.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a sentiment from an ephemera pack, and a piece of organza ribbon.

I would like to enter:
Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Silent Night

We are at the midway point of the Shimmer and Shine Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  For this challenge, our sponsor is Taylormade Cards 4 U.




I have used an image and digital paperfrom Taylormade Cards 4 U from a set called Special Delivery:


And this is my card:




I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.     I added three gems as well.  


I would like to enter:
Classic Design Challenge - August Challenge

Such A Happy Camper

This month at Scribbles Designs, we are celebrating The Great Outdoors.  There is also a limited time freebie available on the Challenge Blog if you need an image for the challenge.


I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Campfire.
The sentiment is also from Scribbles Designs and is called Happy Camper.



Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I added some doodling around the edges and a tent sticker.

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is For A Girl.


I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  I also added some gold glitter ribbon.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Hand Colouring

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Reindeer Gift Card

This is probably hard to tell from the photograph (should have added something like a pencil next to it).  The card is 8cm square and it is one that I use to attach to Christmas gifts rather than those sticky labels that you can buy.  I still need to make quite a few more so between now and Christmas there might be a few more appear on my blog.



I would like to enter:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-challenge-107.html
Colour Crazy - Hand colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/week-30-anything-goes-colouring.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/pennys-challenge-477.html

I have used offcut pieces of patterned papers which are about 1.5cm wide.  I used three different ones in a similar colour scheme.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I dotted around some gemstones - some snowflake shaped and some not!