Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Frightfully Delightful

 This is my final project from yesterday so almost time to go and enjoy the sunshine!


I would like to enter:

Never More Designs - Monthly Gothic Challenge - December Image
https://nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com/p/monthly-gothic-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiments are from Bird's Cards (Witching Hour) and Bits of Paper (Frightfully Delightful).

I'm Going To Succeed

We have a lovely sunny day here today so once I've finished uploading the projects that I created yesterday, I'm going to get myself somewhere where I can enjoy the sun.


I would like to enter:

Fripperies & Butterflies - December Image
http://fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-steampunk-monthly-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and a pre-coloured image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Scribbles Designs.  I cut it apart to spread it out a bit.

Holly

 I was on a bit of a roll with fussy cutting yesterday.  I liked the strong holly digital paper so decided to fussy cut the girl in the image to give her a different background.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - December Challenge - Holly and Ivy
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2021/12/holly-and-ivy-challengecome-play-with-us.html

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/12/december-2021-crafts-galore-encore.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.    The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  I added some Wink of Stella to the fur and some Glossy Accents to the berries in the digital paper.

For A Friend

 This is the second of the Gecko Galz projects:


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 and pre-coloured image from Gecko Galz.  I thought the digital paper looked like one of those vintage wallpapers so I fussy cut the image to create the impression that she was standing in a room.   I added some Wink of Stella to the image which brought the colours a bit more to life.

Winter Wonderland

December has ended up disappearing way too fast and I'm not finding enough time to craft which keeps me sane.  I made some time yesterday to create with the images from Gecko Galz and have photographed them and watermarked them this morning.  There is 11 hours left on the challenges so barring any distractions, I should make the deadline on all of them!

This is the first of them


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Monthly Christmas Image
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-monthly-christmas-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and pre-coloured image from Gecko Galz.  I added some Kindy Glitz and Wink of Stella to the image to give it more sparkle.  Matting is red cardstock.  I also added a sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Saturday, 25 December 2021

North Pole

We are at the final challenge for 2021 at CHNC.  This week, our theme is Any Christmas or New Year card.


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Rick St Dennis.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some glitter foam snowflake embellishments.

I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Tis The Season
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/12/432-tis-season-artsystamper.html


Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas

 I'm just stopping by on Christmas morning to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

December has been a very messy month for me and crafting has taken a back seat.  However, I wanted to take the time this morning to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Most of my readers will still be on Christmas Eve as we experience Christmas first.

I'll be back later on today with a Design Team card but by then it will be the end of Christmas Day!

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Thinking of You

 We are the midway point of the Give/Help Others Challenge at Path of Positivity.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by All Dressed Up.


I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Floral Wellies.


I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the wellies to give them shiny plastic look that the decorative ones have (as opposed to working gumboots that are usually rubber and covered in mud!).

I added a few flower and leaf stickers as embellishments.

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/12/december-challenge-124.html

Monday, 20 December 2021

Lighthouse

Createful Heart Designs is closing their store but I just wanted to get one more card into a challenge while they still exist.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-dec-8-dec-21

I have used digital papers from WeAre3 Digital Shop.  The image is from Createful Heart Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added two shell embellishments

I followed this sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge:



Just A Note To Say Merry Christmas

 We are on the final Anything Goes Challenge for 2021 at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I have used a set from Jan's Digis called Caroling.




I also used some digital papers from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I followed a tutorial for a Four Fold Flip Card  by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Happy Birthday

This is our final challenge at Incy Wincy Designs for 2021.  Where has the year gone?  It hardly seems that long ago that we were on the first challenge of the year!

For this challenge, our themes are a colour swatch and a sketch with or without pastel colours.  The sponsor is All Dressed Up.


I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Dogs In Shades.  I followed the sketch with pastel colours.


I also used three digital papers from Lozzy.  Colouring is with pastel copic markers.  The sentiment has been typed on the computer.  I also added some pastel nature stickers.

This is the sketch that I followed:


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/12/december-challenge-124.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Critter as the Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/12/challenge-57-anything-goes-with.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Passion For Markers - Anything Goes
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/12/week-621mega-christmas.html

Rejoice

 This is my second Progressive Challenge card that didn't make my self-set deadline of mid-month.  

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Angel
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-challenge-december-2021

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is the progressive challenge image from MMedel Illustations.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some stars - two glitter and one matt.

Gingerbread Greetings

The last couple of months have been a bit of a mess for me so my goal of completing Progressive Challenge cards by mid-month has completely gone out the window.  At least I'm not trying to get them finished on the last day of the month!

Sadly, this is the last month of the Progressive Challenge at Imagine That! Digistamp.  It is also the last month of the store being open.  I'm pleased that Kris is keeping the customer gallery open so that we can share anything that we create with her digis.  Not only can Kris see what we are creating but we can also see what others are creating.



I would like to enter:

Imagine That! Digistamp - Progressive Challenge
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2021/12/december-dotm-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image and sentiment are from Imagine That! Digistamp.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the "icing" on the Gingerbread Boy, the candy cane and the "buttons" on the ephemera Gingerbread Boy.  

Merry Christmas

We have reached the final Anything Goes Challenge for 2021 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this Challenge, we are sponsored by Morgan's Art World.


I have used an image from Morgan's Art World called Winter 9.


I also used a digital paper from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some stickers which I had turned into ephemera following this tutorial from Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Morgan's Art World - December Challenge
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2021/12/morgans-artworld-challenge-12.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Here is the sponsor's information:

Morgan’s Artworld Store: https://creativeartdesignstudio.ecwid.com/Digi-Stamps-c39029013

Morgan’s ArtWorld Shop: https://www.facebook.com/groups/163615714504851/
Morgan’s ArtWorld Facebook Group: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge Blog: 
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Happy Christmas

I hadn't really intended for this card to be in pastel tones but when I printed the digital papers out I realised that were alot lighter than I thought they would be.  I took that as a sign and continued with a lighter colour scheme.



I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Embellish It
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2021/12/sheepski-designs-challenge-57-embellish.html

Outlawz Monday Challenge - Christmas with a sentiment
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-from-06-to-19-december-2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/12/tuesday-morning-sketches-636_01834739453.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from Deedee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the flame and candle wax.  I added three pink pearls as embellishments.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches



Saturday, 18 December 2021

Christmas

The sun is shining here at the moment.  The days are definitely warmer recently but it has still been overcast.  I'm hoping that my washing will actually dry on the line today without needing finishing off inside.



I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Tis The Season
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/11/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps_30.html

Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2021/11/challenge-66-schets.html

I have used digital papers from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a sentiment brad.

I followed the sketch at Creative Sketchy Girls:



Fairy Merry Christmas

This week's optional twist at CHNC is "Use The Word Merry".


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Sliekje Stamps and the sentiment is from When The Scrap Hits The Fun.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  Inking is with Distress Ink and I also added some mesh ribbon, puffy stickers and gems.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

I want it!

We are back home again.  Jassin and Eldrin had a Christmas themed tin of biscuits and Ron saw them with it and is trying to get it off them.  As if he hasn't had way too much sugar recently!

They are probably wishing he stayed away longer.


I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Fifteen
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Get Well Soon

A quickish card this morning.  I had already coloured the image so it was just a matter of putting it all together.


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2021/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-433.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment is typed on the computer.

On the way home

 We are back home again now but Ron wanted to share this picture of where we stayed on the way home.   It is the same place, we stayed on Day One of our trip but this time we were on the end unit and had a great view of the stream.  

It wasn't the best balancing act as Ron nearly fell off.  He is lucky my reactions are fairly good so I managed to catch him.


I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Fourteen
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Monday, 13 December 2021

A quiet day after the sugar rush

 Ron is back to decorating today - he is a bit flat after all the sugar he consumed and needed a quieter activity.  This is a small wooden crate which he filled with red candles, pine cones and various other items.   As you can see, he is very proud of his creation.


I would like to link to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Thirteen
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Merry Christmas

I had a break away for about 10 days and am now back home.  The weather wasn't great while I was away but at least it was better than the constant rain since I got back home yesterday.

Today is a good day for some cardmaking.


I would like to enter:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-challenge.html

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge_15.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from a Kaisercraft paper pad.

Christmas Cookies

 If the can of coca-cola wasn't enough of a problem yesterday, Ron made it worse today by raiding the bucket of Christmas cookies.  

Anyone want an elf on a sugar high?


I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Twelve
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html


Saturday, 11 December 2021

Merry Christmas

 This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Quick and Easy.


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Spyder's Corner and the sentiment is from Deedee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Inking is with Distress Ink.  I also added some glitter gems.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge_15.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html


Back on the Sugar

 Ron is back to the sugary drinks.  I really try to get him to drink something healthy but you can see by the way he is holding this can of coca-cola that there is no way that I am going to get it off him.  

I might just have an elf bouncing off the walls!


I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Eleven
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Friday, 10 December 2021

Out for a meal

 On our final night here, we went out for dinner.  Somehow Ron snuck in the car without us noticing and also snuck into the restaurant.  While we were waiting for our food to arrive at the table, he wanted a photo with the wall hanging:


I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Ten
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Going to Town

 Today we went for a ride in the bus to go to the shops in town.  Here is Ron all ready to go with the Snapper Card which is needed to pay for the bus trip.  I didn't have the heart to tell him that he couldn't come.


I would like to enter:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Nine
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Ron found a big chair

 Ron found a gigantic chair (not that it would be for me).  You could barely see him on it so I took a close up photo too.



I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Eight
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Out for a Drive

Today was a very wet day in Wellington so we went for a ride in the car as there wasn't much else we could do.  I thought a break from Ron would do us all some good - but then I discovered he had got in the car when we weren't looking!



I am linking to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Seven
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Monday, 6 December 2021

May The Blessings of the Season be Yours

This month at Path of Positivity, our optional twist is Give/Help Others.  The sponsor for the challenge is All Dressed Up


I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Christmas Kitty.

I followed a tutorial for an Origami Window Card from Crafting with Kristina.

I also used an embossing folder to create the background.  I added some gems to the background.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/11/november-new-challenge-123.html

Peace

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, our challenge has a theme of a colour palette or Warm Colours (red, orange, and/or yellow).  For this particular challenge, we would like you to pick one or the other (no mixing of the two themes).  The sponsors for the challenge are Stampers Delights and Dr Digi's House of Stamps.




I have used an image from Stamper's Delights called Anime Peace Out.


I also used a digital paper from Lozzy and a sentiment from Doodle Pantry.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some glitter stars in two of the colours from the colour palette.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge_15.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Happy Holidays

Today is the start of the December Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digis.

I have used an image from a set called Christmas Doves.


Colouring is with copic markers.  The digital paper is from Lozzy and the sentiment is from Jans Digis.  

I followed a tutorial for a Diamond Point card from Maximum Crafts.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge_15.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Finished the decorating

 After climbing into the tree and then just sitting there, Ron decided to actually decorate.  He went with a bit of a woodland theme.  The tree is an artificial tree but it is taller than I am.  It has fake snow tips on it which give it a bit more of a realistic look.  


I am linking to 

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Six
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Merry and Bright

 We are at the start of the last month of 2021.  The year seems to have flown by.  This fortnight's Anything Goes Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said.


I have used an image from Fred She Said called Nuthatch


Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some ephemera.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/11/pennys-challenge-510.html 





Time to Decorate

 Ron decided that he would help decorate the tree - but only seemed to climb up there and then lost interest


I would like to link to:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics - Day Five
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Happy Owl-idays

 This week's optional twist at CHNC is "Things with Wings"


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and the sentiment is from Imagine That Digistamp.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ephemera.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge_15.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - December Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/12/abmttc-extra-december-challenge.html

Pennance

 After eating a really sugary meal yesterday, I made Ron have a tomato sandwich today.  He is holding the tomato while I butter the bread for him.


I would like to enter:

DL Art - 9th Annual Elf Antics
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2021/12/dlart-9th-annual-elf-antics-link-party.html