Friday, 14 May 2021

Thank You

I am still working my way through my Awaiting Crafting boxes and have used an image and sentiment this time.  


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2021/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-419.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2021/05/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-66.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-138.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - May Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/05/abmttc-extra-may-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.   The image is from Eureka Stamps and the sentiment is from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The edges have been inked with Distress Ink Wild Honey.  I added some star stickers to co-ordinate with the sentiment and two cat stickers.

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Thank You so much

 I was drawn to this image and paper set and finally got the chance to colour it up today.  I wasn't sure if the foreground was meant to be grass or water and couldn't find a pre-coloured image so decided this time it is going to be water.


I would like to enter:

Createful Heart Digis - Anything Goes
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2021/04/welcome-to-challenge-31-april-22nd-may.html

I have used a digital paper from Createful Heart Digis.  The image is also from Createful Heart Digis and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.


Just A Note to Lift You Up

 I couldn't resist using this cloud paper with this particular image and sentiment!


I would like to enter

Imagine That! Digis - May Challenge
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2021/05/may-digi-of-month-challenge.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/week-17-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Imagine That! Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked around the edges of the image and sentiment by leaving the die in place.  I used Distress Ink and tried to continue the cloud look but not sure if I quite achieved it.


Happy Birthday

While I was creating a pink card earlier today, I decided to do another one using the other sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2021/05/week-19-anything-goes-card-making-and.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch #207
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/05/sweet-sketches-206-and-207.html

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-33-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-138.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - May Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/05/abmttc-extra-may-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used a pink brick wall digital paper from Lozzy.  I added some pretty ribbon that I have had in my stash as well as the last piece of a narrow pink ribbon.  I also added some flowers to the corners as per the sketch below.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and the edges of the image and sentiment are inked with Distress Ink.

This is the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday that I followed:




Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Pink Poppies

 For some reason, the poppies on this card which definitely look pink have photographed looking more purple (I used copic RV55 and RV52).


I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2021/05/week-19-anything-goes-card-making-and.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/05/sweet-sketches-206-and-207.html

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-33-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-138.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - May Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/05/abmttc-extra-may-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy.  The image is from Polka Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I die-cut the image with a die from Memory Box.  I added some flower embellishments.

This is the sketch that I followed:




Wisdom from the Wise Dragon

 I haven't felt motivated to do much this week other than finish off a few cards that I had already started.  Last night I wasn't feeling quite as exhausted and was the only one who had logged in to our chat group so started this one using items from my Awaiting Crafting boxes. 


I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/05/400-anything-goes-fabrika-fantasy.html

The Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/05/265-ist-may.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some small pearls.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

For You

 I haven't made an easel card for a while but was inspired to create one today.  I don't generally use blue on spring cards but this spring themed paper is predominantly blue so I let that guide my colour scheme.


I would like to enter:

Crafty Gals Corner - Spring
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-218-easter-spring.html

The Paper Shelter - Colour It
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/05/challenge-468-colour-it.html

The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Use Dies and sentiment
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-from-10-to-23-may-2021-use-dies

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter.  The image is also from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.


Sunday, 9 May 2021

Hello Spring!

 Today is turning out much like yesterday with overcast skies and intermittent rain.  Another day that I'll be working on cards I think.


I would like to enter:

Star In My Pocket - Spring
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-21-spring-april.html

I have used two digital papers from my Awaiting Crafting boxes (not sure of the source of either of them).  The image is from Star Stampz and the sentiment is from Dee Dee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some wooden ladybug embellishments.


Merry Christmas!

It has been a wet day for much of today so I've been inside.  After yesterday, when everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong, I have had a much better day today.  I have finished off a few cards that were close to being finished.  Two of them are for Design Teams but the other two I will share tonight.  This is one of them:


I would like to enter:

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2021/05/morgans-artworld-challenge-5.html

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-596-christmas.html

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays - Sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-504.html

I have used three digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and the sentiment is from Trimgym.  Colouring is with copic markers.

This is the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesdays

Naughty or Nice?

This cat looks like he is considering whether to use it's claws or put them away so I thought this sentiment was perfect (even though I think it was from a Christmas set).

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - May Challenge (followed the sketch again but used a different image)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/05/may-challenge.html

The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Furry Friends and sentiment
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-april-26-to-may-9-2021-furry-friends

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2021/05/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-66.html

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/05/challenge-50-sponsored-by-tnt.html

I have used some digital papers, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some paw print stickers.

I followed the sketch at Beccy's Place:





Saturday, 8 May 2021

Merry Christmas!

It is looking like it is going to be an overcast day today.  Another good day to be doing things inside.  I didn't have a good day motivation wise yesterday (what could go wrong did go wrong) so hopefully I will actually get some things done today. 

But first, I wanted to share this card that I finished a couple of days ago and had intended sharing yesterday:


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-596-christmas.html

Morgan's Art World - May Challenge
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2021/05/morgans-artworld-challenge-5.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-604.html

I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and the sentiment is from Trimgym.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I inked the outer edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink.

I followed the (rotated) sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches



Merry Christmas

 This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Include a Tree or Two or More


I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added a three themed grosgrain ribbon.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I followed the sketch (rotated) at Stella Says Sketch:


I would like to enter:

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-909.html

Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-93-anything-christmas-goes-dt.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/pennys-challenge-495.html

Friday, 7 May 2021

Thinking of You

 We have had a bit of a mixed weather day today.  It has been sunny at times and overcast at other times.  I hung out my washing and got it mostly dry which was surprising given that it wasn't that warm outside for much of the day.  There must have been just enough breeze to help dry everything.  

I also finished off a couple of cards that were almost finished.  I am sharing one tonight, but I will wait until tomorrow for the other one.  My energy levels are flagging a bit and the other one can wait to be shared.

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Thinking of You
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-april-23-may-7

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays - Sketch (didn't follow the optional extra this time)
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/05/challenge-505.html


I have used three digital papers from WeAre3 Digital Shop (they are from different sets but work well with the image).  The image is also from WeAre3 Digital Shop and the sentiment is from Digital Doodling.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays:




Tuesday, 4 May 2021

August

 I had an over-sized image printed out in my Awaiting Crafting box and I also had some almost A3 sized paint samples that I picked up very cheaply from a hardware store a couple of years ago.  I figured I would use both to create a large card which can be used by a group - plenty of room for each to add their own message.


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/05/may-week-one-anything-goes-challenge.html

Creative Knockouts - Tic Tac Toe (centre row of Pearls, image and dies)
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/04/399-tic-tac-toe-bugaboo-stamps.html

I have used the paint sample as the card base.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added some die cut flowers and some pearls.

Peace on Earth

I've had a week or so where things haven't exactly gone to plan for one reason or another.  I meant to upload this one last night and got distracted and as a result missed the closing of the challenge the layout was based on!  I've still shared the sketch below though.


I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Floral Dance
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2021/05/sheepski-designs-challenge-50-floral.html

Winter Wonderland - Peace on Earth
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/peace-on-earth.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/04/getting-sketchy-with-sheepski-designs.html

I have used digital papers from Nothing But Freebies.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from Digi Doodles Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the wax on the candle.

I followed last month's sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:




Happy Birthday

 I have been pottering around with this card for a couple of days and finally managed to complete it today.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Birthday Card
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-467-birthday-card.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment has been typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some flower embellishments and some gemstones.

Monday, 3 May 2021

Write your worries in the Sand

We are at the start of the May Challenge at Jan's Digis Challenge Blog.  The theme as usual is Anything Goes.  

I have used several images from a set by Jan's Digis called The Sandbox.  I have three views of the card:

With the belly band attached:


The belly band removed:


And the card opened:


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

I followed a tutorial for a Flag Fold Card.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design - May Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2021-5.html

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/05/may-2021-challenge-87-crafts-galore.html

Relax - you've earned it

We are at the start of the May Challenge at Path of Positivity.  For the month of May, our optional twist is Change Your Environment and we are sponsored by All Dressed Up and Scribbles Designs.



I have used an image from All Dressed Up called sight-seeing in Paris.


I also used digital papers from Dana's Inspiration (inside) and PixelScrapper (outside panel).  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The Eiffel Tower die is from Marianne Designs.

I followed a tutorial for an S-Fold Card.

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/april-challenge-116.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/week-16-anything-goes-colouring.html

Happy Birthday

 The first challenge for May at Incy Wincy Designs has a theme of Mothers Day and/or flowers.  The sponsors for the challenge are Pattie's Creations and Stamper's Delights.



I have had four attempts at including the logos for the sponsors but blogger isn't playing ball this morning and I really need to do some other things so I'll come back later and have another attempt.

I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Potted Spring Tulips.


I also used a digital paper from Crafting with Jack.  The sentiment is from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a flower and two leaf embellishments in one corner.

I would like to enter:

Pattie's Creations - Birthday
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-181.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/pennys-challenge-495.html







April Card Chain Challenge

I had a really messy day yesterday where nothing seemed to go to plan so I'm later than I would have like sharing my card for the Card Chain Challenge reveal.



I have used Distress Ink Pads to create the background.  The image is from DeeDee's Digis which I think may be one of the stores that has closed.  

From the prompts (below), I followed the three colours, the sketch, small furry animals, die-cut and paint.

I would like to enter:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Include a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/05/challenge-50-sponsored-by-tnt.html

These are the prompts that we followed:

 




The postal system seems to have slowed off again as I still haven't received my card from Jeanne.  Hopefully it will arrive soon.

On the positive side, I did receive the card from Julia that she posted to me in January.  She got it back at the end of March and then re-posted it to me on 1st April.  That arrived last Friday so still took 29 days from the second posting - typically I was getting cards from USA in 20 or 21 days pre covid. Update - I have now received the card from Jeanne - it took about 30 days to arrive so not quite back to 20-21 days but getting there.



You Give Me Butterflies

 I thought I had already uploaded this card but just as well I checked as I hadn't!   I had watermarked my photographs and it looks like I must have got distracted at that point.  Anyway, better late than never!  I have three views of the card

With the belly band on



With the belly band removed so the sentiment can be read:
and opened completely:


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - M is for..
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/156-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-m-for.html

I have used all the elements on the prompt wheel.  The metal is the brads on the belly band.

I followed a tutorial for a Mini Miura Fold

These are the prompts that I followed:


I used digital papers from Lozzy.  The sentiment is from Shelly's Images.  The butterflies are all embellishments or stickers from my Butterfly box.  I added a plain white piece edged with Distress Ink (Forest Moss) for a message to be added.

Just A Note

I was inspired to use the colours at The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge for the monthly image at Beccy's Place.  This is what I came up with:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/05/may-challenge.html


I have used a digital paper from Beccy's Place.  The image and sentiment are also from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used cardstock for the strips under the sentiment and then die-cut some stars using dies from Memory Box.

I followed the sketch from Beccy's Place:



Sunday, 2 May 2021

Get Well Soon

 I was looking for a spring-type sentiment for this card and came across one that I immediately thought sheep which speaks spring to me (in a country where there are more sheep than people and spring is signalled by the appearance of lambs).  Then I also thought it is also cloud-like which goes with a flying kite so figured it was meant to be.


I would like to enter:

Ike's Art - Spring
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/ikesworld-challenges-143-anything.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2021/04/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-65.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Ike's Art and the sentiment is from Daizeefli.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some glittery ribbon.



Happy Happy Happy!

We are already five months into the year!  Where is it going to?  Today is the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge for May.  Our sponsor this time is Fabrika Fantasy.


I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Spring Chick 2.


I also used some watercolour paints from Tansi for the background.  The image was precoloured but I added some Wink of Stella for a bit of glam.  The sentiment is from Beyond The Fringe.  I also added some vellum leaves and flowers.


I would like to enter:

Creative Craft Cottage - Include An Animal
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-139-include-animal.html


Shop: https://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.X4sDYtBKjIV

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Baapppy Birthday

We are at the midway point of the April Challenge at Scribbles Designs. This month our theme is Sheep Thrills.


I have used:

Scribble Doodle Designs - Leaves Digi Paper

Scribbles Designs - Cool Wool

Scribbles Designs - WP Baappy

I also die cut some circles to lead to the speech bubble.

I would like to enter:

Creative Craft Cottage - Include An Animal
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-139-include-animal.html

Merry Christmas

 This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "Include A Bell or Bells"



I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps and some embossed dots for the background.  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord).  I also added a strip of velvet ribbon.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch:



I would like to enter:

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-909.html

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/bi-weekly-anything-goes-april-week-3.html


Thursday, 29 April 2021

Happy Easter From Me To You

I know it is past Easter now but I had this one started and didn't want to leave it sitting  half completed - so I'm now ahead for next year.

I don't usually think of red and white for Easter but I was driven by the lovely sentiment I found and took the colour scheme from there.


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/bi-weekly-anything-goes-april-week-3.html

Let's Craft and Create - Flowers
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-170-ag-add-flowers.html

PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Easter)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/pinspirational-challenge-276-april.html

I have used digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is red cardstock.


Dream Big

After a sunny start to today, it has rained off and on since.  I think it knows that I want to get my washing dried outside - it is just enough to stop me hanging it out!  Maybe tomorrow.  I've spent the day finishing off a few cards I had been working on.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - April Monthly Image Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The image is also from Gecko Galz.