Saturday, 31 October 2020

A is for....

 The starting letter for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place is of course the letter A.  I have quite a few A items in my card:

This is the view of the card when it is closed:


and once it is opened:


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - A is for ...
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/11/day-1-a.html


I have used the following A items:

Accordian Fold Card - tutorial from Beccy's Place

Alcohol Markers

Angel - image from Beccy's Place (couldn't find it in the store to link it here)

Ash Rose (copic)

Apple Green (copic)

Acid Green (copic)

Amethyst (copic)

Aqua Mint (copic)


I used a paper from a paper pad that matched the copic colours that I used.  The Joy sentiment is also from Beccy's Place - I couldn't find this one in the store either so maybe they have been discontinued (or I'm just missing them when I search)



Seasons Greetings

 This is my first card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.



I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/10/tuesday-morning-sketches-578.html


I have used some scrap pieces of cardstock and designer paper to create the card.  The image are sentiment are ones that I printed out for last year's Month Of Holiday Cards challenge and didn't end up using.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


3 French Hens

October 31st 

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is to Use something beginning with the letter H.  I have used H is for Hen.


I have used four digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.


I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch, which I rotated and flipped:


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-817.html

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our challenge is "Make Your Own Background"


I have created the background using a technique called Swinking.  Basically, it is swiping ink pads across the cardstock.  The digital papers used are from  Bugaboo Stamps, Lozzy and unknown.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch:


I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-817.html


Friday, 23 October 2020

Congratulations!

This is the second card I have used items from my Awaiting Crafting Boxes.  Two digital papers and an image this time.


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - October BINGO (Dots/Stripes + Pearl + Button)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-817.html

I have used some offcut pieces of digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a strip  of washi tape, a pink button and a lilac pearl.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch:



Happy Halloween

 I am digging into my Awaiting Crafting boxes and trying to reduce the amount of pre-printed items.  This card reduces the image box by one!


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - October BINGO (Top Row - Sparkle + Orange/Black + Die)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I used Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Pads and the swinking technique to create the background.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added a sparkly sentiment and three die-cut ghosts, die-cut from black cardstock using a Memory Box die.


Witching You A Happy Halloween

 For some reason, I had a heap of Halloween digital papers pre-printed.  I am going to try and use as many as I can this year.  This is one of them - so one more from the pile.


I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Halloween
https://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentimetn is unknown.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked the edges of the digital paper, image and sentiment with Distress Ink - Black Soot.  I added a glittery black sentiment embellishment.

Autumn Harvest

 I used a paper for this one that sort of looks like it could be a tablecloth for the harvest to sit upon.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - October Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-challenge.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/10/craftyhazelnuts-pattermed-paper-october.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.

The card fold is a Joy Fold - which I followed this tutorial from Beccy's Place.

To A Special Mum

 I created this card a few weeks ago and then got busy and didn't actually blog it.  


I would like to enter:

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/oktober-challenge.html


I have used a number of papers from Create with TLC (some are offcuts from other cards).  The image is from Sheepski Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Happy Birthday

 I thought this card was going to be a bit of a nightmare to photograph with glare/reflection issues but in the end I got a reasonable photo first attempt


I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delight
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/10/372-embossing-delight-fred-she-said.html

Let's Squash It - Geometric & Metallic
https://letssquashit.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-1-geometric-and-metallic.html


I have used some silver metallic cardstock and an embossing folder from Sissix.  The image and sentiment are from Fred She Said.  Colouring is with copic markers.



You're Classically Musical

 I delved back in to my Awaiting Crafting boxes for this card:

I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Music or Dance
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-445-dance-and-music.html

I used an Over The Top (also known as Tent Topper) style card for this card.

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles out of one of my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from another Awaiting Crafting boxes (hadn't noted the source on it).  Colouring is with copic markers and Distress Ink.  


Monday, 19 October 2020

Be Who You Are

October 19th pp

We are now midway through the October Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month, the optional twist is Girl Power and the sponsors are All Dressed Up and our regular sponsor Scribbles Designs.




I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Country Cow Girl.  I also used a sentiment from Scribbles Designs called Be Who You Are.


Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a digital paper for the background and added some stars on a sort of diagonal spray.

C is for Creepy

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, our theme is Halloween and/or Autumn Colours.  Our sponsor for the challenge is Pattie's Creations.


I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Spooky Cat on Fence.


I also used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Patties Creations - Autumn/Fall (Halloween is in Autumn in other countries so not sure if this counts)
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-175.html

Artsy Stamper - Halloween Colours
https://artsystamperchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-26-halloween-colors.html

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Who Needs Snowflakes When You Have Seashells

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for one of the October Challenges at CRAFT Challenge.  The one I was chosen for has a theme of Christmas in non-traditional colours.  Since I love creating Christmas cards in non-traditional colours I was stoked.  The sponsors for this challenge are Jan's Digis and The Colour Of Love.

I have used an image and sentiment from a set by Jan's Digis called Seashore Christmas.


and this is the front view when closed:

Colouring is with copic markers and the edges with Distress Ink.

I would like to enter:

Jan's Digis - Anything Goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/10/october-2020-challenge.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything  Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/10/pennys-challenge-482.html

Back to the 50s

We are at the start of the second Anything Goes Challenge for October.  This fortnight, we are sponsored by Pattie's Creations.

I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called 50s Pattieboop.


Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is to Add a Flower or Two or More.


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.   I also added some washi tape.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:


Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-816.html

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Santa's Workshop

This month at 12 Months of Christmas, our optional twist is a colour palette. We are now midway through the challenge, which is sponsored by Pattie's Creations


I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Santa's Workshop.


I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some silver glitter ribbon cut in to long pennants.

Celebrate

We are at the start of the Feature A Creature Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Hedgehog Peek-A-Boo and a sentiment called CP Celebrate.  The digital paper is from a set by Scribble Doodle Designs and is called Puppy Power Set.


Colouring is with copic markers.  I highlighted the eyes with Glossy Accents.

I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/10/craftyhazelnuts-pattermed-paper-october.html


Sunday, 11 October 2020

Trick or Treat

We are having another bleak spring day here today.  It is hard to believe that summer is on it's way.  A good day to be doing things inside I think.


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 which has been sitting in my Awaiting Crafting box for a good few years.  I am making an effort to reduce the number of items in those boxes.  The image and sentiment are from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some Distress Ink (Black Soot) to the image background and the sentiment.  The ribbon is also from my stash.  We don't have much in the way of Halloween craft items but one year I found some ribbon.  I now wish I had bought more of it as I have almost run out of it.

Thank You

 One of my two favourite colours is yellow - the other is orange.  I like sunny happy colours.  When I saw a challenge based on monochromatic yellow, I had to join in - even when it is last minute.


I would like to enter;

The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Monochromatic Yellow
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-september-28-to-october-11-yellow-monochrome

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and the sentiment is from Netty's Card.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is yellow cardstock.  I also added some yellos glitter gems.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "Include A Stocking"



I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.   I added some snowflake shaped gems.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.




Friday, 9 October 2020

Give Thanks

 I've had a day where I have done bits and pieces around the place but found some time to fit in a little bit of me time crafting.  I used a sketch for the inspiration on this card:


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - Sugar The Zombie (cute version)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-challenge-october-2020

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/09/week-38-anything-goes-colouring.html

CRAFT Challenge - Thanksgiving
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-572-halloween-autumn.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/10/tuesday-morning-sketches-575.html


I have used three digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Oddball Art Company and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers (including the faux stitching).

I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:



Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Shaped Christmas Card

 This is the second of the shaped cards that I have made today.  It was fun playing with some dies to create shaped cards.


I would like to enter;

CRAFT Challenge - Shaped Cards
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-571-shaped-card-anything-goes.html


I have used another die from Spellbinders to create this card.  I used the outer die to create the card base.  I then used the second sized die to die-cut the digital paper.  The digital paper is from Trimgym.  The image is from Star Stampz.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.

Well Done

 Sometime last year, I purchased some dies that I thought would be good for creating shaped cards.  I have used two of those dies today.  This is the first of them:


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Shaped Cards
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/challenge-571-shaped-card-anything-goes.html


I have used a die-set from Spellbinders to cut the die and the paper.  I used the outside edge piece on it's own to die-cut the card base - overhanging the edge so that I had a fold on the left.  I then die-cut the digital paper from Trimgym, using the two larger dies together.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Monday, 5 October 2020

A is for Autumn

I have put this together with bits and pieces from my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  Little by little they are getting smaller.


I would like to enter:

Star Stampz - Autumn
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2020/09/challenge-14-autumn-september-14th.html

I have used two digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Star Stampz and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Many Thanks

 I had to add a blue butterfly to ensure that I had the three colours covered.  I had thought the paper was blue until I printed it out (although that could be my printer being low on ink).  


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - D is for...
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/09/147-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-d-for.html


I have used digital papers from two different sets by Lozzy.  The sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps.  I also added some diamantes and a butterfly.

and Relax

We are at the start of the October Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month the theme is Girl Power and the sponsors are All Dressed Up and Scribbles Designs.



I have used an image from All Dressed Up Stamps called and Relax. 


I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also inked around the image to create a frame.  I added some green glitter ribbon and some flower embellishments.


I would like to enter:
CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/10/craftyhazelnuts-pattermed-paper-october.html

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/09/september-challenge-109.html



Make A Wish

 This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs our theme is Magical or Fairytale.  We are sponsored by Rachelle Anne Miller and Polka Doodles.


For my first card, I have used an image from RAM called Little Fairy.


I also used two digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs.  I added grosgrain ribbon across the join between the papers.

I would like to enter:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2020/09/wk-39-cardmaking-crafting-challenge.html

For my second card, I have used an image from Polka Doodles called Treat For Two.


I also used a digital paper from Lozzy  I added a cream coloured doily over a couple of the corners.  The sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is wtih copic markers.

I would like to enter:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-125.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge

https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2020/10/abmttc-extra-challenge-october-anything.html

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Halloween

We are at the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for the month of October.  This fortnight we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter.



I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called Too Cute To Spook.


I also used some digital paper strips.  The pre-coloured sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  The image is coloured with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added a sparkly ghost embellishment too.

I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Colours of Autumn/Fall (mainly in digital paper but also green in image)
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/09/challenge-443-colours-of-autumnfall.html


Saturday, 3 October 2020

Warm Winter Wishes

 This week at CHNC, our optional theme is "Sentiment As The Focal Point"


I have used two digital papers from Bugaboo along with a sentiment also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I embossed the base layer with a snowflake themed embossing older.  To finish I added three snowflake embellishments in place of the sentiment panel on the sketch - I had already replaced the image panel with a sentiment.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.


I would like to enter:

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-815.html


Friday, 2 October 2020

Ruff Day?

 I wasn't intending this card to have an autumn colour scheme but I think somewhere in the recesses of my mind the inspiration picture at Catch The Bug was making itself heard!


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/09/september-photo-inspiration.html

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - How much is that doggie in the window
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-september-20th-to-october-3rd

I grew up on the song that is the inspiration of The Outlawz Sunday Challenge so I was keen to join in on this challenge.

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I added some shutters to the image to give the appearance of a window.   I also used some ribbon across the card.