Saturday, 23 October 2021

Seasons Greetings

This week's optional twist at CHNC is "Use a Flower or Two or More".  I've added some poinsettias to the card as well as poinsettia patterned paper.


I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from KennyK Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  The sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs.

I would like to enter

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-103-anything-christmas-goes.html


Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Warm Birthday Wishes

 Today at Jan's Digi Stamps, we are sharing some more inspiration for the October releases.

I have used an image and a sentiment from a set by Jan's Digi Stamps called Southern Bouquet.



I also used a digital paper from Lozzy. 

The followed a tutorial for a Diamond Point Card.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-146.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/10/abmttc-extra-october-challenge-anything.html

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Book of Dreams

We are midway through the Fall Into A Book Challenge at Path of Positivity,  Actually midway was yesterday but somehow I lost a day.  The challenge this month is sponsored by Ike's Art.


I have used an image from Ike's Art called Book of Dreams.


I also used some silver cardstock.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Book Card.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Open Challenge - October Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/10/classic-design-challenge-october-10.html


Happy Birthday

 The image is a Halloween image but as we don't really "do" Halloween in New Zealand, I softened the image and used it as a birthday card.  I also know someone with a birthday the day before Halloween so she might get a kick out of this card.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - Flowers Tiffs Garden
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-challenge-october-2021

I used a paper from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  The sentiment has been typed on the computer - I have a heap of these when I was having a play with different fonts.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some flower embellishments.

Life was meant for Good Friends and Great Adventure

 I haven't been able to do much crafting recently with the exception of Design Team makes so it was nice to put this one together today:


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Two Colours (Brown and Blue)
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-487-two-colours.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from The Paper Shelter (from different sets).  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some sea themed ephemera.

Monday, 18 October 2021

Just For You

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, our theme is Kindness/Fondness and/or Add Lace.  We are sponsored by Alex Syberia Design

I have used an image from Alex Syberia Designs called Just For You.



I also used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The sentiment has been typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some flowers and pearls.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Happiness

Where is the year going to?  We are already at the middle of October - time for the second Anything Goes Challenge for October at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter. 


I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called Autumn Breeze.


I also used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some ephemera including the sentiment.

I would like to enter:

Digi Doodles Studio - Fall
http://digidoodlestudioschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-43-fall-andor-halloween.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/10/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Screech

This month's challenge image at Beccy's Place has a Halloween vibe to it.  I decided to keep the design of my card relatively simple and let the image/sentiment be the centrepiece.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - October Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/10/october-challenge.html

I have used the digital paper from Beccy's Place.  The image/sentiment is also from Beccy's Place.  I added some panels from a Kaisercraft down the centre of the card (the join is covered by the image).  I also added some confetti spiders.

Thinking Of You

 I really enjoyed this particular fold from Butterfly Challenge.  I have taken four photos to show each view of it:





I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - T is for..
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/162-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-t-for.html

I have used all the elements in the wheel. Although I don't have much of the light lavender it is there on a couple of the butterfly stickers.

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy.  The butterflies and flowers are from sticker sheets.  All the sentiments are from a couple of different Kaisercraft paper pads.

The card fold is called Tower Flap Card

Happy Holidays

 This week's optional twist at CHNC is Include A Stocking.


I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Spyder's Corner and the sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some blue glittery ribbon and three glitter foam snowflakes.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Make It Cute
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/10/week-613make-it-cute.html

Friday, 15 October 2021

Snow Globe

It is midway through the October Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month our theme is Snow Globes.  The sponsor for October is Pattie's Creations.


I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Winter Cottage Snow Globe.


The digital paper is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

Happy Birthday

We are at the start of the October/November Challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month, our theme is Location, Location, Location.  My location for the start of the challenge is a Dress Shop.


I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Dress Shop.  I also used two digital papers from Scribble Doodle Designs - Hugs Digi Paper and Flower 1 Digi Paper.

Colouring is with copic markers.  

I followed a tutorial for a Dutch Fold Card.

I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/10/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Ho Ho Ho

Today we are sharing more inspiration projects at Jan's Digi Stamps.  

I have used an image from a set at Jan's Digis called Santa's Jalopy.


I also used a digital paper from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some glitter foam snowflakes.

I followed a tutorial for an Upright Z Fold Card

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-145.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/10/abmttc-extra-october-challenge-anything.html

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Christmas

 The optional twist at CHNC this week is "Sentiment as the focal point".  The sentiment that I used was one I had stamped a few years ago and so I'm a little uncertain of the source and the ink pad that I used.


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Hastings Rubber Stamps.  I thought I knew which company it was from but I've just searched their online catalogue and can't find it so I'm either wrong or it has been retired.  I used a multi-coloured ink pad for the stamping.  

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-145.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/10/abmttc-extra-october-challenge-anything.html

Friday, 8 October 2021

Keep Looking Up

 It has taken me all day just to get this one card finished as I kept getting distracted.  On the positive side, I did manage to do the inside as well.  The inside was inspired by the sentiment on the front.



I would like to enter:

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/week-38-anything-goes-colouring.html

Imagine That - Digi of the Month
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2021/10/october-dotm-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Imagine That Digis.  The images and the sentiment are also from Imagine That Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some large oval gems and some Nuvo Drops

I followed a tutorial for a Book Binding Card.

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Santa's Jalopy

Here is the first of the inspiration cards at Jan's Digi Stamps for October.  We are highlighting the images that are October releases.

The little reindeer are coming to check out the Jalopy and wondering why Santa isn't using a sleigh!


I have used an image from Jan's Digis called Santa's Jalopy.

I have also used digital paper from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The reindeer are stickers.  Inking of the edges is with Distress Ink.

I created an Over The Edge (Tent Topper) card.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-145.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/10/abmttc-extra-october-challenge-anything.html

Her Nagging...

 This is the second card that I completed today:


I would like to enter:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 215
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-has-pockets-and-hexagons.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-145.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - October Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/10/abmttc-extra-october-challenge-anything.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The paper doesn't actually have those lines on it but my printer is doing weird things at the moment and added them.  Unfortunately, it does disguise the colour variant in the paper.  

The image/sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some grosgrain ribbon, some sparkle gems and a glitter foam flower.

I followed this sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:



Merry Christmas!

 September was a bit of a difficult month for me but so far October is not much of an improvement.  The weather isn't helping my mood today either.  We had torrential rain off and on all day.  At least I managed to have some me time creating some cards and planning out some others.


I would like to enter:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 214
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-has-pockets-and-hexagons.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic marers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to Rudolph's eyes and nose.  I added three gift puff stickers.

I followed this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 





Monday, 4 October 2021

Vacation

 We are the start of the Fall Into A Book Challenge at Path of Positivity.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Ike's Art.


I have used an image from Ike's Art called Gypsy Wagon and Horse.  I am unable to link to the image in the store as Ike is having issues with her Zibbet Store.  


I also used another image from Ike's Art for the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some gems to the "spine" of the card.

I have followed a tutorial for a Book Binding Card.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/pennys-challenge-506.html


Wishing You A Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween

 This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs, our challenge themes are Halloween and/or Be Thankful.  The sponsors for the challenge are Angie's Digital Stamps and Star Stampz.



I have used an image from Angie's Digital Stamps called Daisy May with a Treat Bag.

I also used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some web ribbon and three black gems.

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Autumn

 It's another funny morning here, weather wise.  It can't make up it's mind if the sun is going to shine or not.  We had fairly heavy rain here overnight which woke me up so I'm a bit tired this morning.


I would like to enter:

Ike's Art World - Autumn
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/08/ikesworld-challenges-148-anything.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/09/tuesday-morning-sketches-625.html

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

I followed this sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



All Dressed Up for a Magical Day

Wow.  October already!  Where is the year going to?  

We are at the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge for October at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge we are sponsored by All Dressed Up.


I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Magical Day.


I have also used a Halloween themed napkin for the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some star stickers around the image and background.

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/just-text.html

Sponsor Details:

Shop: https:https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps
Challenge Blog: https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/457550661009843/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alldressedupstamps/

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Meowy Christmas

This week's optional theme at CHNC is For Someone Special.  I have made mine for my brother whose cats like to try and climb the tree!


I have used digital papers from Peppercus Designs.  The image is from Digi Stamps for Joy and the sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Creative Craft Cottage - Anything But Square
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-144-anything-but-square.html

Friday, 1 October 2021

Twofer - Happy Birthday and Thank You

We are at the midway point of the Sip and Savour Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

I have created two cards (link for the tutorial is below).  The Twofer cards together


and the two cards separately


I have used:

Scribbles Designs - Tea Cup Stack

Scribbles Designs - Words (both sentiments)

Scribble Doodle Designs - Hugs Digi Paper

Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some pink glitter domes.

I followed a tutorial for Twofer Cards.

I would like to enter:

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-9-september-2021-anything.html

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Best Wishes

September's Challenge at Beccy's Place has an additional challenge of CASE a previous card.  She also provided a paper as well as an image so I have used both:




And here is the card that I CASEd:


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - September Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ribbon and some glitter domes.

The Magic of Christmas

 Today is the last inspiration post at Jan's Digi Stamps for the month of September.  We will have more inspiration during the month of October before the challenges resume in November.



I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.

I followed a tutorial for an S-Fold Card.

I would like to enter:

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/week-37-anything-goes-colouring.html

Hope you have a Bone Rattling Halloween

 This is the final post for today before I head off to bed.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and an  image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

If Love Was A Story Book

 I had fun with this:


I would like to enter:

Fripperies & Butterflies - September Steampunk Challenge
http://fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-steampunk-monthly-challenge.html

I have used an image from an ATC sheet from Gecko Galz for the background.  The steampunk cat image is also from Gecko Galz and can be found with the September Challenge at Fripperies & Butterflies (which closes tomorrow).  I also added some ephemera items that fitted with the image and background.

Mums are the Bestest

 I have a few posts to blog today.  Hopefully I will get them all done.  I have to catch an early bus tomorrow for an appointment so I won't have time in the morning.


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 an image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Digi Doodle Studio.  Inking of the sentiment is with Distress Ink (Aged Mahongany). I also added a magenta coloured flour with a resin flower as the centre.