Sunday, 27 February 2022

Thinking Of You

 I am trying to enter some of the challenges that I have managed to enter for a while due to my life getting really busy.  I really like the challenge at Let's Squash It as I have heaps of embossing folders.  A couple of the challenges toward the end of last year were just a little bit too difficult to get my tired brain around.  Although this one has taken me until the last minute to get it entered, I did know what I wanted to do.


I would like to enter:

Let's Squash It - Grasshopper Green
https://letssquashit.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-17-grasshopper-green.html

I have used an embossing folder for the background.  The sentiment image is from Beccy's Place.  I used some embossing mousse to colour the embossing and copic markers to colour the sentiment image.

Just For You

 I haven't made a card using a Gerda Steiner image for a while but an email popped in my inbox that let me know that they were doing an Anything Goes Challenge so I decided to create a card for it:


I would like to enter:

Gerda Steiner - Anything Goes
https://www.gerdasteinerdesigns.com/blogs/share-your-designs/share-your-design-challenge-february

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-februarys.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Gerda Steiner and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers, Kindy Glitz and Distress Ink.

Thinking of You

 I have had a bit of crafting time over the last few days and today managed to finish most of the cards that I had started.


I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Use some red
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/sheepski-designs-challenge-59-use-some.html

Creative Sketchy Girls - Flowers
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-69-bloemen-op-je-kaart.html

I have used a digital paper from Delicious Doodles.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  I also added some gemstones.

Love

 I started this card for the QKR Challenge for the start of the month and it has taken this long to complete it.  


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-438.html

I found a container of some offcut papers that I got a few years ago and forgot about.  They are all different sizes but this particular one was large enough for a card front.  It worked really well with the image from Eureka Stamps.  The sentiment is from QKR Stampede.  I couldn't find it in the shop so I think it must have been discontinued at some point.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Oh Tannenbaum

This week's optional twist at CHNC is Use Some Green.


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and the sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some puffy star stickers.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Friday, 25 February 2022

Strawberry Fare

Around the time that the February Challenge at Beccy's Place started, I saw a tutorial that I wanted to try.  The image worked perfectly for it too.  The only difficulty was photographing it without getting a reflection from the acetate.  This is the best of the photos that I took - still with some reflection but not as bad as the other photographs.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - February Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-challenge.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-2-february-2022-anything-goes.html

Cupcake Inspirations - Anything Goes
https://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2022/02/cupcake-inspirations-challenge-538.html

I have used a patterned paper from an earlier monthly challenge from Beccy's Place.  I embossed the burgundy cardstock for the other diamonds.  The image is the February image for Beccy's Place challenge.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also some Glossy Accents to the chocolate.

I followed a tutorial for a Multi-Diamond Panel Card from Sam Calcott.

Happy Anniversary To A Very Sweet Couple

This is my final Gecko Galz themed card for February.  At one stage during the month I didn't think I was going to get them all finished but managed to with one day to spare.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Silly Love Song
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-challengesilly-love-song.html

PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl and hearts)
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/pinspirational-challenge-286-february.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-228-add-heart.html

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Imagine That Digis.  I added some heart stickers and some flower embellishments.

Believe

 I wanted to join in the new Dragonfly themed challenge in it's first month but time is against me at the moment.  I am rather last minute but did manage to join in for the second month.


I would like to enter:

Paper Dragonfly - Pink and Black
https://paperdragonflycreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-2-2022-anything-flies-using.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-februarys.html

CCC Digi Creations - Things with Wings
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-133-things-with-wings.html

Double D Challenge - Shades of Pink
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/02/shades-of-pink.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The dragonfly is a die from Tattered Lace and I couldn't find the packaging for the Believe die.  

Thursday, 24 February 2022

As soon as possible

Once again, I have managed to find some time today to create two projects.  If I can manage some craft time each day I might manage to feel a bit more in control.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I also added some purple glitter flower stickers and some gold glitter heart stickers.

All things are difficult before they are easy

I thought this sentiment and image were a perfect combination.  It is also a reminder to myself while feeling things are difficult at the moment.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I also die-cut some gears using two sets of dies from Memory Box.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Miracles Happen Every Day

 For some reason, this image made me think of the night sky, stars and miracles:


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Monthly Image Challenge - February
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 Bits of Paper.  I die-cut some stars using a die from Memory Box and gold glitter cardstock.

Happy Birthday

 I'm way behind when I would have liked to have uploaded this card but it is kind of the story of my life at the moment.  At least it is not the last day or two of the challenge.



I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - Flower Pot Hat
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/freebie-progressive-challenge-february-2022

I have used a digital paper.  The image is from Hetty Clare Art and is called Flower Pot Hat.  For some reason when I clinked on the link at the challenge, it came up with a message that this image is not available so I haven't been able to link back to the store.

The sentiment has been typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some flower embellishments to the four corners of the image.


Monday, 21 February 2022

Happy Birthday

 I had a bit of time this morning to create a card.  I got it finished but had to wait to photograph, watermark and upload until this evening.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Shades of Blue
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-499-shades-of-blue.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added some flower embellishments.

You Are My Kind of Crazy

 I found some time to do a bit of crafting today.


I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Creative Knockouts - 2 or more patterned papers
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/02/440-2-or-more-pattern-papers-stampers.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-228-add-heart.html

I have used two patterned papers from the same paper pad (one I have had a very long time).  The image and sentiment are from Stampers Delights.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some heart stickers.


Swim Like There's No Tomorrow

We are midway through the February Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist for the challenge is Something Special About Your Family.

My son spent much of his childhood years involved in swimming at a fairly high level.  This image is of him swimming a few years back.


I have used a digital paper from Little Scraps of Heaven.  The image is from Anji's Antics and the sentiment is from DeeDee's Digis.  I die-cut some water splashes from glitter cardstock using a Sissix die.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Live Life in Full Bloom

We are at the mid-point of the February Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I have used an image and a sentiment from a set called Spring Tiger Lilies.


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

I followed a tutorial for a Diamond Top Fold Card from Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/02/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-februarys.html

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Under The Tree

My craft time is in short supply at the moment but I have managed to create a couple of cards today and hope that I might be able to do at least one tomorrow (I hope that I don't jinx it by saying that!)


I would like to enter;

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

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  The image is the February Christmas Challenge image which can be found at the above link.   I also added some sparkly mesh ribbon and three brads (one of which is the sentiment)


Just For You

 I am not a fan of how this card turned out but I faithfully followed the tutorial so I guess this is how it is meant to look.  I think I would do a smaller card base if I tried to do this again and then it might look better.  I've never made one of these before so I wasn't sure how it was meant to look.

I have all the elements although I had trouble finding cardstock in the colours.  I have some of my craft stuff packed away at the moment which makes things a tad challenging.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - C is for...
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/166-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-c-for.html

The sentiment has been typed on the computer.  The coral butterflies are 3 dimensional and the celadon coloured one is a 3 dimensional sticker.


A sweet friendship refreshes the soul

It is time for the second Anything Goes for February at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Joy Clair Designs

prize: 1 digital stamp set

I have used an image and sentiment from Joy Clair Designs from a set called Just Butterflies.


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

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy Challenge - Critter as a Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-59-anything-goes-with.html

Here are the details for Joy Clair Designs:

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Meowy Christmas...

 This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Use Some Gold.


I have used a digital paper (source unknown).  The image is from The East Wind and the sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.

I would like to enter

Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter as the feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-59-anything-goes-with.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/02/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-75.html


Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Happy Holidays

 We are at the midway point of the February Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  The optional twist for February is "Hearts"


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.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (hearts)
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/pinspirational-challenge-286-february.html

Snow Much Fun

 We are at the start of the first challenge for 2022 at Scribbles Designs.  The theme for this month is "Winter Wonderland"


I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Snow Fun and a sentiment from Scribbles Designs called SS Snow Much Fun.

Colouring is with different colours of Wink Of Stella (including the clear one).

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Open Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/classic-design-challenge-for-february-2.html


Saturday, 12 February 2022

Felilne Navidad!

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "Cute"


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and the sentiment is from DeeDee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a cute animal sticker, some organza ribbon and some gold stars.

The title of this post is meant to be Feline Navidad but I mis-typed.  Since I don't want to stop the permalink from working, I'll need to leave it as is.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Add A sentiment
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/week-627add-sentiment.html

Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-109-anything-christmas-goes.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-59-anything-goes-with.html

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Bokeh

 For our NZ card swap group this month, the theme chosen was bokeh.  I hadn't tried this technique before but despite the issues I had with it, I am keen to try it again.

I needed a white pigment pad to do the circles with.  I found mine but it was quite a bit on the dry side.  I then couldn't find my re-inker for it (I know I have one as I have re-inked it before).  I ended up going over and over each circle until I got enough ink on each one.  It was time consuming but at least it worked.

The coloured inks in the background are Distress Oxides.  The floral die is from Memory Box.

I followed a tutorial by Natasha Foote.

I would like to enter:

Outside the Box - Tickled Pink
https://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2022/02/memory-box-challenge-81-tickled-pink.html


Be in Love with your life

This week I am honoured to be a Guest Designer at CRAFT Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is Love/Valentines and the sponsors are Crafty Sentiments and Oddball Art Company.



I have used an image from Crafty Sentiments called Harriet.



I also used digital papers from Trimgym.  

I followed a tutorial for a Cube Step Pop-up Card from Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

PINspirational Challenge - Picture Inspiration
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/pinspirational-challenge-286-february.html

Passion For Markers - Add a Sentiment
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/week-627add-sentiment.html

Monday, 7 February 2022

Perseverance - secret of all triumphs

Today is the start of the February Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month, the optional twist is "Celebrate Something Special About Your Family".  This can be someone who is no longer with us, which is the case for my project for the start of the challenge.

My Nana when she went out with a hat on had the determination and perseverance to ensure that hat was going nowhere.  I never knew how many hat pins she used to keep the hat in place but it certainly didn't move at all!


I have used a paper from a paper pack that I bought at a Japanese themed shop called Daiso.  The image is from Beccy's Place Freebies page and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - February Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-challenge.html

Let your joy burst forth like flowers in spring

We are at the start of the February Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.  How is it February already?

I have used a new set called Traces of Spring which is on special for the month of February.


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

I followed a tutorial for a Corner Flip Card from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-january.html


Sunday, 6 February 2022

Dahlia Garden

Today is the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge for February at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Sponsor for the challenge is Fred She Said.


I have used an image from Fred She Said called Dahlia Garden.


I printed out a few of the elements of the set and layered them together after colouring.  Colouring is with copic markers,

I would like to enter:

CCC Digi Creations - Things with Wings
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-133-things-with-wings.html

Classic Design Challenge - February Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/classic-design-challenge-for-february-2.html


Saturday, 5 February 2022

Gnome For The Holidays

This week at CHNC, our theme is Christmas Gnomes


I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Imagine That!  Colouing is with copic markers.  I also added 3D silver stars.

I wouldl like to enter:

Beccy's Place - February Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-challenge.html

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-108-anything-christmas-goes.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-january.html

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

I Treasure Our Friendship

Today is the reveal of the cards posted in January for the Card Chain Challenge.

For the January Card Chain Challenge, I sent a card to Ellie in Illinois.


These were the prompts that we had:



I used the sketch, colours, New (word on scraps), Scraps, Friendship, Glitter and Sequins and Embossing Folder.  

I also followed a tutorial for a Scraps Background from Anna Helman.

The papers that I used are all from Trimgym

I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-624-anything-goes.html

I recieved this card from Pia in Norway which arrived well before the end of January so it looks like the postal system might be getting a bit more reliable.  Hopefully I won't jinx it with saying that!



Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Happy Birthday

 Today is the start of the February Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This month our choice of themes are At least 50% red and/or pink OR Valentines.  Our sponsors are Alex Syberia Designs and The Paper Shelter.



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


Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Triple Flip Flap Card by Iced Images.

I would like to enter:

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/01/hello-everyone-greetings-to-all-we-have.html