Sunday, 2 October 2022

Sending A Cheery Hello

 I jusr found out that the recipient of my swap card for our little New Zealand swap group has received my card.  I just missed her letting me know it had arrived a few days ago and hadn't had a chance to check again since.

This month we were creating a Mini Miura Card following a tutorial by Sam Calcott.


I have used paper from a paper pad by Uniti along with some silver glitter cardstock which I think may also be from Uniti.  The butterflies were from an ephemera pack and I was pleasantly surprised at how well they matched as I think they may have been from a different brand.  The sentiment is from My PaperCrafting World.

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-67-anything-goes-with.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/09/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html

Trick or Treat

 I am honoured to be a Guest Designer for the Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge.  This month featured a poem.  My inspiration came from the following lines:

The month is Amber,
Gold and Brown.
Blue ghosts of smoke
Float through the town.

To see the whole rhyme, visit the challenge here.


I have used an image from the sponsor Polkadoodles called Winnie's Trick or Treat Halloween Witch.  This image comes in both Black and White and Coloured.  I chose to work with the Black and White Version.

I also used a paper from a paper pad.  The ghosts are from a confetti pack.  I attached some to the front frame and some to the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Pop Up Frame Card by Sam Calcott.  Her one was white on white but I'm quite pleased with the result of adding colour.

I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2022/09/wk-38-anything-goes-card-making.html

PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (pumpkin faces)
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/pinspirational-challenge-294-october.html

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Happy Birthday

We are at the midway of the Anything Goes Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


I have used:

Scribbles Designs - Brrryce Party Hat
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2018/01/262-brrryce-party-hat-300.html

Scribbles Designs - CP HBDay
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/0157-cp-hbday-100.html

Scribble Doodle Designs - Snowflake Digi Paper
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2016/12/freebie-friday-snowflakes-digi-paper.html

Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some glitter domes.

I would like to enter:

Double D Challenges - Things That Fall (snowflakes)
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/09/things-that-fall.html



Happy Holiday

 It is time for the October challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This month, the themes are Autumn Harvest and/or Houses.  We are sponsored by Alex Syberia Designs.


I have used an image from Alex Syberia Designs called Gingerhouse Bouquet.


Colouring is with copic markers.  The paper used for the bag is from a Kaisercraft paper pad and the handles are ric-rac braid.

I followed a tutorial for a Hanging Gift Bag by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Food and Drink (grapes, gingerbread house, cinnamon sticks)
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/week-660food-and-drink.html

Just A Little Christmas Cheer

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "For Someone Special"


I have used an embossing folder for the background and then inked over it with Distress Ink.  The image is from Sami Stamps and the sentiment is from Deedee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking around the sentiment is with Distress Ink.

I would like to enter:

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-124-anything-christmas-goes.html

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Seasons Greetings

Inspired  by some Trimgym papers that I still had in my Awaiting Crafting box, I decided to create a monochromatic blue card


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-651-christmas-humourous.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-at-sweet-sketch-wednesday-2.html

I have used three digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  I used a dark blue cardstock from DCWV for the matting.

I followed this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  I slightly modified the sketch - the bottom layers are the same but the top layer (snowflake and sentiment) is flipped.



Monday, 26 September 2022

Some Are Born To Sweet Delight

I think this will be my last post for today.  I have some other things I need to do after dinner. It has been a fairly productive day so far today and hopefully I will get everything else that I need to do completed.


I would like to enter: 

Gecko Galz - Gothic Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-monthly-gothic-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  The matting is black cardstock.  I also added some gems to the background.

May Your Heart Be Light

I have finally completed my card using the September image at Beccy's Place.  I am just waiting on my lunch to heat through so thought I'd squeeze in another blog post.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - September Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and sentiment as well as the September image from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I am enjoying using this particular paper - it co-ordinates really well with blues and pinks.

I have followed a tutorial for a Faux Double Stepper Card by Sam Calcott.

 

Joyeux Noel

 The washing machine still hasn't finished it's cycle  yet so I'll sneak another blog post in.  I have more to do but that will have to be later in the day I think.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.   I added some glitter foam snowflakes as well as some sparkle using a Wink of Stella pen and Kindy Glitz.

 

We Can Be Heroes

Where has September gone?  I looked at the date this morning and realised it is close to the end of the month.  It looks like the weather is going to be good today so I have put some washing on.  While I wait for the machine to finish, I'm going to try and get some projects blogged.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - September Steampunk
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-monthly-steampunk-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I also added some ephemera.

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Thinking Of You

Condolence/Sympathy cards are something that I struggle to have on hand when I need them.  I am hoping that I have no use for this one for some time but sadly that is often not the case.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - September Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Condolence card in Purple and Lime Green
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-50-september.html

 I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and Nuvo Drops.

Live In Joy

I had a bit of trouble figuring out the colours for the Butterfly Challenge this time.  I'm not entirely sure that all four are correct in the end.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge -  W is for ....
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/173-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-w-for.html

I have used two different patterned papers from MME.  I followed all the prompts for the challenge.  The "wood" is the watermelon coloured butterfly.   The sentiment comes from Create with TLC.

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Harvest Blessings

I incorporated by two favourite colours of yellow and orange in this card:
 


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz = Digital Stamp Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-stamp-challenge.html

Craftlandia - Leaves
https://craftartista.blogspot.com/2022/09/craftlandia-challenge-12.html

I have used digital paper and images (one with sentiment) from Gecko Galz.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some leaf embellishments that have been in my stash for a number of years.  The gold ones are too large for many projects but they were a good size for this one.

I followed a tutorial for a Side Panel Fold Card by Sam Calcott.

Joy

This week at CHNC, the twist is "Include The Word Joy"


I have used a striped paper from a paper pad.  The image/sentiment is from Crafty Cat 957.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some green and red pearls.

I would like to enter:

Sweet Stampers - Add A Sentiment
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-72-add-sentiment.html

The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
https://theoutlawzchallenges-friday.blogspot.com/2022/09/festive-fridays-challenge-september-16.html

Friday, 23 September 2022

Cherish Yesterday Dream Today Live Tomorrow

I am trying to attempt some of the many card folds that I have saved.  This one was alot simpler than I thought it was going to be.  The only issue that I had was my printer not communicating well with my new laptop due to Windows 11.  Once I had that sorted (after more than 2 hours of my lovely daughter troubleshooting for me), it was pretty straightforward.


A closer up view of the bookmark and the panel that has the pocket for the bookmark:


I would like to enter:

Patties Creations - Anything Goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-198.html

Paper Dragonfly - Time Flies
https://paperdragonflycreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-9-time-flies-sponsored-by.html

Creative Knockouts - Pick 2 or More
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/09/471-pick-2-or-more-patties-creations.html

I have used digital paper from Vectoria Designs.  The image is from Patties Creations and the sentiment is from Shelly's Images.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a dragonfly image to the bookmark.  I also added some ribbon to the bookmark and some pearls to the card itself.

I followed a tutorial for a Side Panel Fold Card by Sam Calcott.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Thinking Of You

I found this image with this paper in my Awaiting Crafting box so decided to pull the colours from the paper to colour it (which was probably my intention in the first place).  I added a few die-cuts that also matched the paper. 

This card is from yesterday when it was pouring with rain all day.  While it isn't raining at the moment, the sky looks like it isn't far away so probably more crafting again today unless I be good and do some housework.


 I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-452.html

The Paper Funday - Thinking of You
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-paper-funday-challenge-45-anything.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-81.html

Crazy Critter Challenges - Feature A Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-66-anything-goes-with.html

I have used a paper from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and the sentiment is typed on the computer.   I also added two die-cuts that were in my stash,


Stitch

Inspired by the theme of "A Stitch In Time" at Gecko Galz, I have made a mini photo album for my daughter.  The album has several blank pages, pocket pages and flip pages - I have only photographed a small segment of the album as I didn't want to make this post too photo heavy.

This is the front of the album


The inside cover of the album showing one of the pocket pages on the left and a flap page on the right.  The square piece fits a 4 x 4 inch photo and the flap piece fits a 4 x 6 inch photo on each side of the flap.  The pocket contains 2 x photo mats which can hold a 4 x 6 inch photo on each side.


The inside back cover showing one of the blank pages on the left and a pocket page on the right. 


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - A Stitch In Time
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/09/gecko-galz-challenge-stitch-in-time.html

I have used papers, images and sentiments from Gecko Galz. The embellishments on the front cover are from an embellishment pack I bought years ago with the idea of making something for my daughter but never knowing quite what I would make. 


I have followed a tutorial for an Easy Christmas Mini Photo Album by Sam Calcott.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Merry Christmas

We are back to rain again.  It has been a fairly wet Spring so far this year.  Today was another inside day so I have had some crafting time.  I finished some Design Team projects that I had started working on (you'll have to wait for a while to see those).  This one is one that I can share - I just can't resist that adorable face on this little kitty.


I would like to enter:

Sheepski  Designs - Feature A Creature
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-66-feature-creature.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-81.html

Critter Crazy - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-66-anything-goes-with.html

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Animals
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/christmas-animals.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers, inking is with Distress Ink and the shine on the bauble is from Glossy Accents.

Happy Birthday!

I had this image sitting in my Awaiting Crafting box along with this paper.  I decided that since they worked well together, it was time to create a card with them.


 

I would like to enter:

Colour Crazy - Hand  Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/week-36-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad (not sure which brand as it was removed from the pad some time ago).  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some washi tape and pearls.

Let's give 'emm Pumpkin to talk about

We are at the midway point of the September Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I have used images and sentiments from a set by Jan's Digi Stamps called Fresh From The Farm.



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

I followed a Tutorial for a Multi Panel Pop Up Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - September Challenge
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-9-sep-2022-anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Signs of Fall
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-235-signs-of-fall.html

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

New Zealand

 We are at the halfway mark of the September Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist this month is Celebrate Something Special about your community, your nation or the world at large.  For the midway, I have created a card celebrating my nation (New Zealand).

I have used a sheep patterned paper - we have over five times the number of sheep to people.   I added images of the New Zealand flag and New Zealand map - both from Ike's Art.  I also added a koru die cut.


Monday, 19 September 2022

Happy Birthday

I had to be at home and waiting for a tradesman to call today so I took the opportunity to do some crafting.  It was a bit of a shame to waste the lovely weather with rain forecast for the next week or so though.  


 I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Water Wise
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-525-waterwise.html

The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Curved Border
https://theoutlawzchallenges-thursday.blogspot.com/2022/09/twisted-thursdays-challenges-sept-8.html

Let's Squash it - 2 out of 3 ain't bad
https://letssquashit.blogspot.com/2022/09/lets-squash-it-challenge-24-cuz-2-out.html

I have used an embossing folder from Couture Creations called Drink Me.  I think that is now a retired folder as I couldn't find any embossing folders on their website.  It certainly is one that I have had for quite some time.  I cut the Kaisercraft paper into a rolling curve to represent the sea.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is by From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added three glitter gems into some of the bubbles.

Sunday, 18 September 2022

All Dressed up For A Magical Day

We are at the start of the second September Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. For this challenge, we are sponsored by All Dressed Up.

 


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


I also used a plaid Halloween digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The orange and green pieces are the reverse of Project Life cards that I have had in my stash for far too long without using them.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some yellow and lime green stars.

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-challenge-132.html

The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Halloween Greetings
https://theoutlawzchallenges-monday.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-12th-monday-greetings.html

Sponsor Details:




Spring Time

I combined an ATC back and an image for this card:


I would like to enter:

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

Double D Challenges - Neigh
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/09/baacluckmooneighoinkquack-challenge.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-66-anything-goes-with.html

The frame is an ATC back from Gecko Galz (Spring Time ATC) and the image inside is the September image for the Monthly Image Challenge.  I also added some Wink of Stella.

As an aside here, is anyone else having issues with their Reading List on Blogger today?  I think today is the first day it has happened to me unless I didn't look at it yesterday.  Sometimes refreshing the page briefly fixes it and other times it doesn't.  I recently had to replace my laptop and the new one is Windows 11 and is causing me countless issues so I'm not sure if it is related to that or not.  



Saturday, 17 September 2022

Peace Love & Joy

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is Plaid, Check or Gingham.

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Floppy Latte and the sentiment is from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some red dimensional glitter stars.

I would like to enter:

Crafty Friends - Fairies and Fantasy
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-159-for-september.html

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - September Challenge
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-9-sep-2022-anything-goes.html

Friday, 16 September 2022

School Days

I was inspired by the song at The Outlawz Sunday Challenge to create a card.  I have used a dictionary page paper and a slate board in a nod to the school lessons.  The main color image is inspired by the line "Through The park and by the tree" There is also a bug peeking out from the dictionary page - "and look at all the bugs we found".


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - We're Going To Be Friends (The White Stripes)
https://theoutlawzchallenges-sunday.blogspot.com/2022/09/sunday-song-rhyme-september-4-september.html

Di's Digi's - For A Child
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/for-child-challenge.html

I have used digital paper and images from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from DeeDee's Digis.

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Steampunk Clocks Booklet

I would like to share something that I made following a tutorial.  I made a change to the tutorial as I was having difficulty with the staple closing method she used.  Instead of having four pages, I reduced it to one after taking over 30 mins just to secure that page.  I initially tried to add all four pages at once but quickly released that wasn't going to work. I also made a change to the cardstock that I used - beige instead of white as it has a more vintage feel to it.

I'm hoping that I interpreted the brief for The Outlawz Saturday Challenge correctly as it wasn't explained.  I have worked with the Adventure part of the prompt. I have created a booklet that can be used for recording details of an adventure.

This is the booklet folded up:

and the back of the booklet once opened:
and finally inside the booklet.  There are notepads in both outside pockets plus little "cards' in the centre pockets which could also be used for noting parts of the adventure.

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Fall Into Adventure
https://theoutlawzchallenges-saturday.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-outlawz-saturday-paper-la-mode.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - September Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I followed a tutorial for a Steampunk Clocks Booklet from Vectoria Designs.  The papers are all from Vectoria Designs.

Happy Christmas

 This month at 12 Months of Christmas, the optional twist is Fur, Fluff, Feathers or Fins


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Digi Darla and the sentiment is a stamp (possibly from a magazine but I can't be certain as I stamped this some time ago).  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I dotted some of the Kindy Glitz around the sentiment using my finger.  I also added some blue grosgrain ribbon and some star confetti.

I would like to enter:

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-81.html

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Animals
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/christmas-animals.html

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-123-anything-christmas-goes.html

Critter Crazy - Creature as a Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-66-anything-goes-with.html



To The Beach

The challenge this month at Scribbles Designs is an Anything Goes Challenge.

We are getting closer to Beach Time here.  At the moment, we are still experiencing fairly cool Spring Days  and it seems such a long time until Summer Weather.  So, here is a summery card instead:


I have used:

Scribbles Designs - To The Beach

Scribbles Designs - Sand Pail and Shovel

Scribble Doodle Designs - Sun Digi Paper

Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of stella.  I added some faux glass tiles and some shell embellishments.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/pennys-challenge-530.html

Classic Design Challenge - September Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/classic-design-challenge-september-9.html


Monday, 12 September 2022

Happy Birthday

I have managed to use some items from my Awaiting Crafting boxes.  The only piece that was "new" was the image which I printed specifically for this card.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Photo Inspiration
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/week-657a-night-on-town.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/week-35-anything-goes-colouring.html

The patterned paper is an offcut piece from my Awaiting Crafting box (not sure of the source).  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is stamped (again out of my Awaiting Crafting box so no idea of the source).  Colouring is with copic markers including the colour around the sentiment and image.  The base card is also an offcut from another card.

 


Gift Purse/Wallet

 I decided to attempt another one of tutorials that I have saved.   There are a few pictures with this one:

The "wallet" closed. The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.


The wallet open showing the "card" section.  I only had one gift card at home and it clashed colour wise so I cut around some pink patterned paper scraps so that I could put something in the card slots for the photo.


The "coin purse".  I may end up making a small card to fit in here as there is nowhere really suitable for a message.


And finally the "notes" section.  I had a note in a similar colour to the remainder of the project so I put that in for the photo:


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Anything But A Card
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-524-anything-but-card.html

Creations In Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-49-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/pennys-challenge-529.html

As well as the image mentioned above, I used some digital paper from PixelScrapper.  I have been having issues with my printer printing at the correct size (it isn't coping too well with Windows 11).  I cut from some of the incorrect printed ones for the inner pieces and then printed some other pieces quite a bit larger than I needed and then cut into those.  As a result there are two different sized patterns of both patterned papers although it isn't so noticeable that I couldn't accept how it looked.

I followed a tutorial for a DIY Purse/Wallet for Gift Cards and Money by Sam Calcott.

Think Happy Thoughts

 I overlooked publishing this post last week when the September Challenge at Path of Positivity started.  I'm here now though to share my project:


I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Pickled Potpourri Designs and I'm not sure who the sentiment is from (it was in my Awaiting  Crafting box and not marked with a source).  Colouring is with copic markers and inking with Distress Ink.  I also used a piece of organza ribbon.

I would like to enter:


Saturday, 10 September 2022

Just For You

This week's optional twist at CHNC is "Use some patterned paper".    I used one that co-ordinated well with an image.


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Delicious Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ephemera, including the sentiment.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/pennys-challenge-529.html

The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
https://theoutlawzchallenges-friday.blogspot.com/2022/09/festive-fridays-challenge-september-1.html


Friday, 9 September 2022

Hi There!

We had a bit of a mixed bag weather wise today.  The sun was out for part of the day and then it clouded over and looked like it was going to rain.  I spent a little bit of time crafting today and finished this one:


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Shabby Chic
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-649-shabby-chic.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Lazy Days of Summer
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-234-lazy-days-of-summer.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/september-challenge.html

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-9-sep-2022-anything-goes.html

I have used some digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I used a Distress Wheel to create the shabby look (I think the wheel might be a Tim Holtz one).  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz with some Glossy Accents added as dew drops.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Just For You

I am finishing a couple of the cards that I started yesterday while it was raining heavily most of the day.  Today, we have a lovely sunny day so far - time to get outside things done.  Edit - this didn't get finished until this evening as I had some issues with my new laptop - mainly caused by Windows 11.  After two hours of my daughter trying to figure it out, she finally got it sorted.  Hopefully we got everything sorted now but I must admit I miss Windows 10 already!


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Autumn Colours
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-523-autumn-colours.html

Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-75-schets.html

I have used a digital paper and an image from The Paper Shelter.  The sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The "stripes" are glitter washi tape.

This is the sketch that I mostly followed (changed the circle to an oval):


 

 

Monday, 5 September 2022

Hugs

It is my turn to post my second puzzle for the 9th Birthday Celebrations at Scribbles Designs.


I have used a digital paper from Scribble Doodle Designs.  The image is Medallion 1 from Scribbles Designs. Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some glitter domes to the corners.

I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - September Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

The Crafter's Cafe - Relaxation (colouring)
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/crafters-cafe-challenge-288-relaxation.html



Sending You Bear Hugs for Christmas

Today, we are at the start of the September Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. 

I have used images and sentiment from a set by Jan's Digi Stamps called Mrs Teddy Bear.



I have used patterned paper from a paper pad.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Diagonal Flap Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Christmas
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/week-656christmas.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html