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.

Baby Shower

 I finished this one a day or two ago but have only just managed to blog it.  I am gradually using up my accumulated stash of printed digital papers from Trimgym.  


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Baby
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-611-babyfamily.html

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2021/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-428.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and the sentiment is from Nana Vic Digitals.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a white doily.

Happy Christmas

The weather is being indifferent again today.  We seem to be alternating between sun and showers! 


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The image is also from Gecko Galz and is the image supplied for the September Christmas Challenge.  The sentiment is a clear stamp that came with a magazine some time ago.   I added two Christmas bird embellishments.

Thinking of You

I'm back to my Awaiting Crafting boxes for this card.

I would like to enter:

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-challenge.html

I used an embossing folder on the cardstock background.  The layer pieces of patterned paper are all from my Awaiting Crafting box so I'm uncertain of the sources.  The image is from Fred She Said and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches:



Birthday

 I am usually in bed by this time but we had Daylight Saving at the weekend and my not-that-great sleep pattern is even worse than it normally is.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Party/Celebration
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-484-party-time-birthday-or.html

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter.  The image is also from The Paper Shelter (different set to the paper) and the sentiment came from a magazine I think.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.

Slide and Lock

 When I first read through the instructions for this card, they sounded really complicated.  I wasn't sure that I would have the patience to create the card.  I decided to give it a go anyway and found it wasn't anywhere near as hard as I had anticipated.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - S is for...
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/161-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-s-for.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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html

I have used all elements for the challenge although I don't have much of the sea green.  I had to change my original plan as the background paper looked more Steel Gray than Steel Blue!

The background papers are from Lozzy.  I added two flower stickers to the front of the card.  I added a large Steel Blue butterfly to the slide mechanism.

I followed the first tutorial for a Slide and Lock Card.

Birthday

 I like this pair of gnomes who are out picking spring flowers.  We are starting to see our spring flowers coming out in abundance.  I had some come out yesterday that I hadn't realised were even close to flowering.  The temperature is still a bit hit and miss but that can happen a bit in Spring.


I would like to enter:

The Crafter's Cafe - Favourite Colour Combo (yellow and orange)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/274-15-september-favourite-colour-combo.html

Sheepski Designs - Boys and Girls come out to play
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/sheepski-designs-challenge-54-girls.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/pennys-challenge-505.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-challenge.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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html

I have used digital papers from Lozzy.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment came from a magazine (at least I think it did).  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  Matting is yellow cardstock.

Monday, 27 September 2021

Tis The season To be Jolly

 After the promising sunshine this morning, the day didn't actually turn out to be that warm.  We had intermittent showers throughout the day too.  Still, I was able to spend a bit of time making some cards


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-september-15th-september-28th

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/just-text.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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy.  The image and sentiment are from All Dressed Up.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added a foam star.

I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge:





Autumn is second Spring

 Recently, I haven't created many cards reducing my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  This one uses digital papers and an image/sentiment so today so progress is being made.

I found a challenge that enables me to use my favourite colour combination of Yellow and Orange.  There is also a bit of red in this one as well.


I would like to enter:

The Crafter's Cafe - Favourite Colour Combo (Yellow and Orange)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/274-15-september-favourite-colour-combo.html

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Autumn Colours
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/144-autumn-colours.html

I have used some offcut pieces of digital paper and using the Scrappy Strips Technique to create the background.  The image/sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Dylusions Spray (doily).  I added a doily and some yellow and yellow-orange gems.

Autumn Is In The Air!

 We have a chilly morning here today but it looks like it is going to be a lovely sunny day later.  I'm going to get some of the cards that I made yesterday while it is still too cool to go outside.  This is one of them:


I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Wings
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/week-610international-day-of-peace.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Hello Fall
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-223-hello-fall.html

Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-64-schets.html

I have used several digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from Dee Dee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed this sketch from Creative Sketchy Girls:



Saturday, 25 September 2021

Love Joy Endurance

I have managed to finish a couple of cards this morning.  I should be doing some other stuff but I needed a break from what I was doing.


I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Pink
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/08/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps_31.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some glitter lace and three glitter foam flowers.

Relax

 September 26th


I would like to enter:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-challenge_01104631376.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2021/09/tuesday-morning-sketches-624.html

I have used two digital papers from Lozzy plus the two smaller strips which came out of my Awaiting Crafting box (source unknown).  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is from Scribbles Designs

Joy

 This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "Include the word Joy".  I have included it twice on my card - once in the image and also as a separate sentiment.


I have used a digital paper.  The image is from Conie Fong.  The sentiment is from a alphabet Christmas themed sticker set.

I would like to enter:

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-101-anything-christmas-goes.html

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Any Critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-54-sponsored-by-qkr-stampede.html

Friday, 24 September 2021

Thinking of You Always

I haven't been doing as much cardmaking recently but put this one together earlier today.


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2021/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-428.html

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Any Critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-54-sponsored-by-qkr-stampede.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2021/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-70.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  I also used some grosgrain ribbon and some cat themed puffy stickers.

Joy

I haven't felt up to doing much in the way of cardmaking today but I did manage this one:


I would like to enter:

Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Shades of Blue
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-september-11th-september-24th-

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Sketch + Patterned Paper
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-524.html

I have used several digital papers from WeAre3 Digital Shop  The image is also from WeAre3 Digital Shop and the sentiment is a rubber or clear stamp that I think may have come with a magazine.  I also added a snowflake shaped gem.

I followed this (rotated) sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:



Thursday, 23 September 2021

Happy Father's Day

 The challenge at CRAFT for this fortnight had two themes so I am making one using each of them.  This time I have used the Family Theme.  I still have the Baby Themed one to complete.


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Family
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-611-babyfamily.html

Colour  Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/week-36-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some grosgrain ribbon and some enamel dots.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Autumn Greetings

We are up to the third inspiration post for the month of September.  This time I haven't used one of the new releases but a set from the store called Signs of Autumn.


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

I followed a tutorial for a Latch 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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html

The Paper Funday Challenge - Autumn
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-2021-challenge-33-anything.html

Double Trouble - Anything Goes + Previous Partner
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2021/07/challenge-93-sept-20-oct-3rd-2021.html


Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Ballerina Beauties

 This month's Challenge of the Month at Gecko Galz is "Ballerina Girl".  My project has lots of ballerina girls!  I have taken several photos of the card showing the front, inside and close-ups of the inside images:





I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - September Monthly Theme Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-challenge-ballerina-girl.html

The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Add A Bow
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-september-9-to-22-challenge

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The images and sentiment are also from Gecko Galz.  I die-cut a layered flower using dies from Marianne Design.  I also added some satin ribbon.

25

 I debated much of the day whether to add a hint of colour to the stamped image or leave as is.  In the end I decided I liked the look of it uncoloured.


I would like to enter:

Marianne Design - Christmas Card
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-277.html

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-525.html

I have used the following:

PK9806 - Two papers from pad called "Cozy Christmas"

CR1240 - Square

LR0200 - Cut out piece of white cardstock

CS0876 - Rubber Stamp image

COL1347 - Numbers

I followed the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday:




A Lucky Few have a Mother like you

I haven't been very productive today but did manage to complete this card (even if it took all day to do it).  Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully I will feel more energised then.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Animals
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-483-animals.html

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Any Critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-54-sponsored-by-qkr-stampede.html

I have used a digital paper from The Paper Shelter.  The image is also from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added some glitter foam flowers.

Monday, 20 September 2021

Relax

We are at the midway point of the Meditate/Quiet Time Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month, the challenge is sponsored by Tindaloo Digi Doodle Stamps and Scribbles Designs.




I have used an image from Tindaloo called Doodle Jingle Elf.


I also used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The sentiment is from Scribbles Designs - Words set.  Colouring is with copic markers.

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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html






Make A Wish

It is time for the second September Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  Our themes for this challenge are Rainbow/Multi-colour OR Monsters.  I went with the Rainbow/Multi-colour option for my card.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art Company.


I have used an image from Oddball Art Company called Cute Rainbow.


I also used some watercolour paints to create the background.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added some rainbow star stickers.

I would like to enter:

CCC Digi Creations - No Patterned Paper
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-129-no-patterned-paper.html

Happy Birthday

I have come across several card folds recently and attempting some of them.  This was surprisingly easy to follow so I can see me doing this one again (link to it is below).  It is an awkward size for posting so it will be one that I will wrap inside a gift.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Black, White, Green + Fancy Fold
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-7-september-20-september-2021

Creative Knockouts - Wings and Things OR Furry Friends
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/09/419-wings-and-things-or-furry-friends.html

I have used some patterned papers from a paper pack.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  

I followed a tutorial for an Arrow Fold Tent Card.

Hi

 This month for our NZ card swap group we were challenge to use up some of our scraps and were given links to various tutorials for ideas.   I was inspired by the You Tube video by Justine Hovey.

Update - I just realised that I hadn't added this card to one of the challenges it was intended for when it was created.  The link has been added today (30th Sept NZT)


I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - September Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2021/09/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Memory Box - Stripes
https://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2021/09/memory-box-challenge-76-stripes.html

I have used paper strips from various paper pads.  I know that a reasonable number of them are from Kaisercraft as I use alot of their paper pads but there are other ones there too that I know aren't from Kaisercraft.  I used three die from Memory Box - a cross stitch edged rectangle die, lettering dies and the flowers/leaves die.


Sunday, 19 September 2021

Fun Day Inside

We are at the start of the second Anything Goes Challenge for September.  This challenge is sponsored by Sheepski Designs.

I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Country Cottage.


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

Sheep ski Design Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
Blog: https://sheepskidesigns.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1730005463906336/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheepskidesigns/
DT Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/knutselmeisjes/dt-sheep-ski-design/


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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Winter Wonderland

 This week at CHNC, our optional theme is Use some patterned paper or card.  I used some patterned paper.


I have used a gingham patterned digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Spyder's Corner and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some grosgrain ribbon, two glitter foam snowflakes and a snowflake gem.

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 - September Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com/2021/09/abmttc-extra-september-challenge.html

Best Wishes

 I definitely missed the middle of the month for this one - but it is still heaps of time before the challenge closes.  I was aiming for the mid-month to take the pressure off the end of the month when I also have a bit of Design Team projects to upload.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - The Little Ballerina
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-challenge-september-2021

I have used patterned paper and a sentiment from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  The image is from Hetty Clare Art.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some lace, flower pieces and pearls (as flower centres).

Thinking of You

 I needed a bit of me time today so I created a couple of cards.  This is the first of them:


I would like to enter:

Createful Heart Design - Anything Goes
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2021/09/challenge-36-and-design-team-call.html

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - "Color Drops"
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-september-5-to-18

I have used a gelli plate background that I created a while ago, attached to a card base and didn't get any further.  It was perfect for the colours I had already coloured the flowers.  The image is from Createful Heart Design and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Nuvo Drops.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Irish For The Day

 At the moment there are alot of Autumn Themed Challenges which makes me think of the things that fall in our Autumn - like Easter and St Patricks Day.  So from those thoughts I was inspired to create this card:


I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/09/418-anyting-goes-laurie-furnell-ink.html

Cupcake Inspirations - Shades of Green
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2021/09/cupcake-inspirations-challenge-527.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Christmas Cheer

We are at the midway of the Add some metallic Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  For the month of September, we are sponsored by Beccy's Place.


I have used two images and sentiments from Sugar and Spice.  I also used an image from Here Comes Christmas and a sentiment from Tied Up With String.

Outside of card: 

Inside of card:


Close up of inner left panels


Close up of inner right panels:



I have followed a tutorial from Beccy's Place for Multi Panel Accordian Cards.    Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

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