Tuesday, 30 March 2021

You had me at Egg Hunt

 It is getting really close to Easter now.  It seems to have come around really fast this year.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Purple, White and Green with a twist of "Easter Card"
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-march-22-april-5-2021

Let's Craft and Create - Purple and Green
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-169-ag-purple-and-green.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Green
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-217-make-it-green.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy for the background.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers and White Wink of Stella pen.  I added some white pearls as well.

Thank You ....so much!

 I have a few larger dies from Memory Box that seldom (or never) get used.  I decided to join in with the Memory Box Challenge a couple of months ago when I became aware of it.  Since then, some dies are starting to get used or get used more often.  This is one of them:


I would like to enter:

Memory Box - Beautiful Backgrounds
https://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2021/03/memory-box-challenge-70-beautiful-backgrounds.html

I created the background using Brusho Powders.  I was inspired to buy some and create backgrounds after seeing the lovely backgrounds that my friend Maxine created with them.

The die that I used is called Wildflower Corner (98895).  I added some white gel pen around the die-cut as well as in the open flowers.  The photograph doesn't do the card justice as it is more difficult to pick up the die-cut than it is in real life.

The sentiment is from Desert Diva and is matted with the same cardstock used to die-cut the Wildflower Corner.  I also added some tiny gemstones to some of the flower centres.


Congrats

My favourite challenge theme is a sketch so I had to find some time to join in with this one - the current weather we are experiencing helped with available time.


I would like to enter:

Marianne Designs - Sketch
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-268.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

CCC Digi Creations - Lace, Ribbon and/or Flowers
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-123-use-lace-ribbon-andor.html

I have used the following items from Marianne Design:

PK9153 - three papers from "Sweet Romance" paper pad

LR0483 - Circle

LR0309 - Rectangle

DF3410 - Embossing Folder

LR0223 - Sentiment (Congrats)

LR0295 - Rose

I also added some pink ribbon.


Spring

 Another spring themed card.  I seemed to have made a few of these this week!


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-challenge-115.html

CRAFT Challenge - Spring/Easter
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-592-springeaster.html

Craftlandia - Spring
https://craftartista.blogspot.com/2021/03/craftlandia-challenge-6.html

The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-march-19-april-1

I have used three digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Although this card looks like I might have followed a sketch, I didn't.  I just worked with the shapes of the offcut pieces of digital paper that I had and fitted them together to create the background.

A Birthday Wish to my Mother

We have thunderstorms predicted again for today.  I hope the forecast is wrong as I had enough of them yesterday.  


I would like to enter:

Le'Ann's World - Anything Goes
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2021/03/leanns-world-101-challenge-36.html

The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Flower Power
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-march-29th-to-april-11th-flower-power

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/pennys-challenge-492.html

I have used two digital papers from Kitten Scraps (now called NS Designs)  The image is from Le'Ann's World and the sentiment is from Desert Diva  Colouring is with copic markers.  I have also added some glitter gems.  I used stitched dies from Memory Box to die-cut the image and sentiment.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Peace

A wintry card using up some of the scraps of digital paper in my Awaiting Crafting box:


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-challenge-115.html

The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/sketch-challenge-march-17-march-30

I have used a digital paper from Spyders Corner.  The image is from All Dressed Up.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  

I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday (rotated):



Feels like spring to me

 A Spring card created on a wet autumn day!  It has been raining fairly steadily all day so far along with some thunderstorms for most of the morning.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Add Flowers
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-462-add-flowers.html

CRAFT Challenge - Spring/Easter
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-592-springeaster.html

Craftlandia - Spring
https://craftartista.blogspot.com/2021/03/craftlandia-challenge-6.html

I have used three digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also used some Peelcraft border stickers and two flower shaped buttons.

Spring!

 We have steady rain today which will be good for the garden.  It will keep me mainly inside today although I do need to go to the shops at some stage.  I finished this card this morning:


I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2021/03/wk-12-cardmaking-crafting-challenge.html

The Crafters Cafe - Seasons
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/262-15th-march-seasons.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Green
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-217-make-it-green.html

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays - Sketch + Butterflies
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-499.html

Double Trouble - Something, Anything, Everything + Partner with Try Stampin' on Tuesdays
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-80-something-anything.html


I have used three digital papers from Lozzy.  The image is from Polka Doodles and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays.



Sunday, 28 March 2021

Just For You

 I had my butterfly stash out to create another card and I think it might have influenced this one!


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - The Butterfly Song
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-challenge-march-21-april-3

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/week-11-anything-goes-colouring.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-136.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Oddball Art Company and the sentiment is typed on the computer.

Winter Hedgie

The temperatures are starting to cool here as we head into winter so I was inspired to create a wintry card:


I would like to enter:

Di's Digis - Flowers Everywhere
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/flowers-everywhere.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/03/tuesday-morning-sketches-598.html

I have used

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



It's Your Day - Make A Splash!

This card is mainly scraps - I printed out the digital paper to go with it.  The cardstock base is the left over piece of an A4 sheet from a square card.  The image and sentiment were coloured some time ago and hadn't go any further than that!  The blue matting paper is also from my offcuts box.


I have used a digital paper from Imagine That!  The image and sentiment are also from Imagine That!  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:
Imagine That! Digistamps - Customer Gallery
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2000/07/linky.html



Steampunk Owl

 I discovered a Steampunk themed challenge and just had to join in with the March image.  How could I resist when it was an owl image?


I would like to enter:

Fripperies and Butterflies - Steampunk Owl
http://fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-steampunk-monthly-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I added some white gel pen to the image and some glimmer paste to the edges.  I die-cut some gears using a die-set from Memory Box and different colours of cardstock.

Merry Christmas

This is the second month that I have joined in with the Christmas Image challenge at Gecko Galz.  


I would like to enter:

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

Holly & Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-90-anything-christmas-goes_16.html

I have used two digital papers from Gecko Galz.  The image is also from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Edges of the layers have been inked with Distress Ink Peacock Feathers.

Bonza Fair Dinkum

I wanted to make this as Australian as I could to fit the challenge at Carlin's Map Paradise.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Country plus something from that country (wombat, Aussie words)
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-32-maart.html

I found an outline of mainland Australia on the internet from WorldmapBlank.com.  I cut the map on the fold to create the card blank.  I then cut out the whole map once and put it over the card blank so that the map was complete.  I sprinkled yellow and green Brusho powders over and then spritzed with water.   The image and sentiments are from Beccy's Place.  I fussy cut the sentiments as they were part of a Christmas sentiment and I just wanted part of each sentiment.  Colouring of the wombat is with copic markers.

Happy Easter

 I used some smaller pieces of digital paper from my Awaiting Crafting box for this card:


I would like to enter:


Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-maart.html

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2021/03/wk-12-cardmaking-crafting-challenge.html

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-2021-challenge-85-crafts-galore.html

I have used some digital papers from Create with TLC.  The image is from Polka Doodles and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  Matting is red cardstock.

I have followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches:




Saturday, 27 March 2021

Walking through the forest

 I don't think I would want to meet this character or any of the bats on a walk through the forest.  


I would like to enter:

Nevermore Designs - March Image
https://nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com/p/monthly-gothic-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Gecko Galz.  I fussy cut the image and then placed it on the forest background.  There were a couple of bats on the background paper but I added a few more to add to the effect.

Season's Greetings

 This week at CHNC, the optional theme is "Include a Star or two or more"  I have used an image with four stars in it as well as adding three gold stars as embellishments.


I have used two digital papers from Bugaboo Stamps along with a small strip of washi tape.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.

I followed the (rotated) sketch at Stella Says Sketch - changing the sentiment for stars as the sentiment was part of the image.



I would like to enter:

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-906.html


Friday, 26 March 2021

Floating By To Say "Hi"

I finally managed to complete my Kite Fold Butterfly card.  It has been sitting partially completed for several days.  I used all six elements although I did have difficulty with how dark one of the colours needed to be but I'm finally happy with it.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - K is for ...
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/154-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-k-for.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-136.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - March Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/03/abmttc-extra-challenge-march-anything.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.

I followed the tutorial for a Kite Fold Card Version I at Butterfly Challenge.

These are the prompts we followed:





Just For You

I have delved in to my Awaiting Crafting box for two of the papers that I have used (black and blue).  The image and sentiment were also from my Awaiting Crafting boxes.


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-challenge-115.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-maart.html

I have used three digital papers from DIY and Digital Designs.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the sentiment is typed on the computer.


Thank You!

 I have followed a sketch for this card but have deviated a little with the shapes.  Hopefully the sketch can still be recognised.


I would like to enter:

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

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays - Sketch + Lace
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/03/Challenge-498.html

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Eureka Stamps.  I also inked the sentiment with Distress Ink Walnut Stain to remove some of the stark whiteness.  I added some lace and pearl brads.

I rotated the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays.


I also replaced the circle with the fussy cut image and the bow with a sentiment.

A Walk Through Nature

I was inspired by the theme for this month's challenge at Gecko Galz to create a Never-ending Card.  This post is a bit picture heavy as it has four different views:





I would like to enter;

Gecko Galz - A Walk Through Nature
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2021/03/gecko-galz-march-challenge-walk-with.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The images are also all from Gecko Galz.  I inked the edges of the cardstock with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

I followed a tutorial for a Never Ending Card at Beccy's Place.

Just A Note

 I finally completed my card using the March image from Beccy's Place.  The "extra" challenge was to add an animal - I added a bird to go with the birdhouse.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - March Challenge with a bird added
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-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 added some bird and flower stickers as well as some pearls to some of the circles on the background paper.

Wishing You A Happy Easter

Another card with items from my digital paper, image and sentiment "Awaiting Crafting" boxes.


I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Floral and/or Easter
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used two digital papers - the tulip one is from Create with TLC and the other floral one is from Peppercus Designs.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  The edges of the sentiment die-cut have been inked with Distress Ink.   I also added a butterfly and a flower sticker as well as some grosgrain ribbon.

Train Load of Good Wishes

I've sourced everything bar the matting from my Awaiting Crafting boxes for this card:


I would like to enter:

Morgan's Art World - March Challenge
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2021/03/morgans-artworld-challenge-3.html

I have used a digital paper from my Awaiting Crafting box (source unknown).  The image is from Morgan's Art World and the source of the sentiment is also unknown.  Colouring is with copic markers.

April

Here is my final BINGO card for March using the right column of Green, Players Choice and Distressed.  I decided that my Players Choice would be "Follow a Sketch".


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - March BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/03/marching-into-spring-with-bugaboo.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Green
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-217-make-it-green.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-136.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - March Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/03/abmttc-extra-challenge-march-anything.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  I used the striped part for the background and then cut circles from the lower dotted part of the paper.  I distressed the edges of the card and added some satin ribbon and bow.


I followed the right column of the BINGO board at Catch The Bug:



Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Happy Birthday!

This is the second card following the BINGO board at Catch The Bug.  This time I have moved on to the centre column of Washi Tape + Bugaboo Image + Die/Punch.


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - March BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-challenge-sponsored-by-bugaboo.html

I have used offcuts of a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps alternating with some Japanese washi tape (the roll is alongside the card in the photo above).  The image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the balloons and the critter's nose.  I used dies from two different stitched die sets from Memory Box.

I followed the middle column of the BINGO board at Catch The Bug:




Her Nagging is a Sign That She Cares

Usually when I do the BINGO challenges at Catch The Bug I work with the rows.  This time I'm changing things up and working with the columns!  This one uses the left column of ribbon + 3 layers + No Designer Paper.


I would like to enter:

Catch The Bug - March BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I have used an embossing folder for the background.  I added some wide black ribbon.  The image/sentiment panel is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed the left column of the BINGO board at Bugaboo Stamps:




Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Happy Easter!

We have another sunny autumn day today.  I like sunny days at this time of the year as they aren't as hot as they during summer.   I made this card a couple of days ago but hadn't got around to writing this post and uploading.  I'm waiting for someone to phone me so I took the chance to work on it.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - March Challenge 
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/03/march-challenge.html

The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Something Gold
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-march-11-24-optional-twist-is

I have used two digital papers from Beccy's Place.  The image is also from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I had some gold glitter domes that I thought I had run out but found them when I was tidying (put away in the wrong place).  

Monday, 22 March 2021

Happy Spring

We don't have Spring until September so this one is ready with lots of time to spare!


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Let It Be Spring
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-461-let-it-be-spring.html

Passion For Markers - Happy
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/week-583happy.html

I have used some offcut pieces of patterned paper.  The background piece is from Shabby Princess but I'm not certain of the source of the more colourful pieces.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Anji's Antics.  Colouring is with copic markers and matting is green cardstock.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

You Are So Lovely

We are at the start of the second Anything Goes Challenge for March.  The sponsor for this challenge is Rachel Vass Designs.


I have used an image from Rachel Vass Designs called Sketchy Rose Spray


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

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-136.html

A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - March Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/03/abmttc-extra-challenge-march-anything.html



Saturday, 20 March 2021

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired

 I have a couple of larger sentiments in my Awaiting Crafting box that I wasn't sure what I would ever use them on (not sure why I printed them so large when I did print them but I suspect that is why they didn't get used at the time).  This is one of them:


I would like to enter:

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays - Sketch plus technique (use large sentiment)
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-497.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs (rings) and a red one that I'm not sure of the source of.  The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I also added a heart to one corner of the sentiment panel.

This is the sketch (rotated) that I followed:



Merry Christmas

Three more papers taken out of an Awaiting Crafting box.  The sentiment is also from an Awaiting Crafting box.


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-591-christmas.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/03/tuesday-morning-sketches-597.html

Ike's Art - Monochrome
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/ikesworld-challenges-142-anything.html

I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Ike's Art and the sentiment is one that I typed on the computer.

I followed the (rotated) sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



Merry Christmas!

This week at CHNC, our optional theme is "Inspired by a Christmas Song/Carol".  I took my inspiration from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.


I have used two digital papers from Bugaboo Stamps and a piece of ribbon to create the background.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.   I added Glossy Accents to the eyes.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch:


I would like to enter;

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-906.html