Sunday, 31 October 2021

Joy

 November is Month of Holiday Cards time at Beccy's Place.  In the middle of what is our winter, some of the Design Teams that I am on took a "Summer Break".  As it wasn't the weather here for doing things outside, I perused some You Tube videos to find some card folds that I hadn't tried.  Some of them I have tried since but others I haven't.  I hope to make some of those card folds this month.  This is the first one (which I have tried before).


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards - A 
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/11/day-1-a.html

I have used the following A items:

Arrow Fold Tent Card - tutorial from Iced Images
Angel - image from Beccy's Place
Acacia (copic marker colour)
Antwerp Blue (copic marker colour)
Apricot (copic marker colour)

The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.



Merry Christmas

We have another overcast day here so far.  The weather forecast is for rain most of this week so I wouldn't be surprised if it rains this afternoon.  A good day for crafting.


I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Hot and Cold Colours
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2021/10/sheepski-designs-challenge-55-hot-and.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2021/10/sketching-with-sheepski.html

Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers from my Awaiting Crafting box.  I'm not sure of the source of either of them.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

This is the sketch that I followed:



Thinking of You

I've made a spring card to inspire the weather!  Yet again, we have another week of mainly rain forecast.  I just hope that they are wrong.


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2021/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-430.html

I have used a dots embossing folder to create the background.  I'm not certain of the source of the patterned piece as it is from my Awaiting Crafting box.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Wishing You Much Joy

 When I was sorting through a box where I keep my ideas and bits and pieces for Beccy's Place Month of Holiday cards, I came across a partially completed card so I have finished that one to be my first card for November 2021.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html

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

I have used paper from a paper pad that came from Lincraft.  I can't find the cover sheet that had the brand name on it.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Jingle Bells

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "Create Your Own Background".  I got my Brusho Powders out to create the background for this card:


I have used three colours of Brusho Powders to create the background.  The image is from Doodle Dragon Studios and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-10challenge-10-october-2021.html

Friday, 29 October 2021

Boo

This is possibly my last Halloween creation for 2021 given that it is Halloween tomorrow.  


I would like to enter:

Nevermore Designs Monthly Gothic Challenge - October Image
https://nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com/p/monthly-gothic-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot) and the centre with Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade).  The image is the October image at Nevermore Designs and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.


Creativity requires courage

 It is another grey and overcast day here today although it is relatively warm.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The image is the October image for the challenge at Fripperies and Butterflies and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to her lips and then added Glossy Accents.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the clock face and Wink of Stella to her eyes and butterfly.

I boo-lieve

 This owl dressed up for Halloween is so adorable.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Monthly Image Challenge - October Image
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 and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I added three Halloween coloured brads (came from a set of Halloween embellishments that I wish I'd bought more of!)

NOËL 1893

 I found that one of the Gecko Galz digital papers matched this month's image really well colour-wise.  I kept the card fairly simple and allowed the paper to frame the image.


I would like to enter:

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

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

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  I matted the image and raised it above the paper for some more dimension.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Just For You

 This is the second of the cards that I made with the sketch at Cheerful Sketches.  I managed to use a few more smaller pieces of scraps from my Awaiting Crafting Box


I would like to enter:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2021/10/new-challenge_02144547810.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/10/oktoberchallenge.html

I have used two scraps of patterned paper (I don't know the source of either of them).  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed this sketch from Cheerful Sketches:



Trick or Treat

 I have been trying to use as much of the Halloween paper in my Awaiting Crafting boxes that I can.  A sketch was a big help for using some smaller pieces.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Halloween
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-489-halloween.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/10/oktoberchallenge.html

I have used digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and I don't know the source of the sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers.

This is the sketch that I followed:



Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Boo

 We have another overcast day here today.  If it isn't overcast lately, it is raining.  While it isn't a day for getting anything done outside, I am delving into my Awaiting Crafting boxes and trying to use up some more items.


I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Halloween Fun
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2021/10/424-halloween-fun-all-dressed-up.html

Cupcake Inspirations - Halloween Fun
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2021/10/cupcake-inspirations-challenge-530.html

Double Trouble - Halloween Cuteness
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2021/08/challenge-95-halloween-cuteness.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and the sentiment is from Birdie Brown.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also die-cut two black cats using a die set from Memory Box.

Warm Birthday Wishes

Today is the last inspiration post for the month of October at Jan's Digi Stamps.  For the month of October we made card using the New Releases or Birthday cards.  This time I have used an older image for a birthday card - although the sentiment is from one of the sets released this month.

I have used an image from Swim Friends and a sentiment from Southern Bouquet - both from Jan's Digi Stamps.


 I also used an embossing folder for the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.  

I would like to enter:

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

Crafts Galore Encore - October Challenge
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2021/10/october-2021-challenge-92-crafts-galore.html

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Trick or Treat

 I am back into my Awaiting Crafting boxes again today.  I'm trying to use the Halloween digital papers and sentiments that I had printed out a few years ago.  Unfortunately, I can't find the source of the paper or the sentiment that I have used today.


I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Halloween
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used a digital paper that I think is Halloween themed.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and I'm not certain of the source of the sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I coloured the sentiment edges to resemble the moon.

Happy Halloween

 I am back into my Awaiting Crafting Boxes - this time for digital paper and digital sentiment.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Digital Image
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-488-digital-image.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a spider web embellishment.

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.