Thursday, 31 March 2022

Boo

 Spyder's Corner have a month long Birthday Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes with a Spyder's Corner image.  I found a few Spyder's Corner images that I had printed out and not coloured up.  My aim is to colour as many of them as I can and enter them in the challenge!


I would like to enter:

Spyder's Corner Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes
https://spyder-spyderscorner.blogspot.com/2022/03/spyders-birthday-challenge-12march-12th.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Spyder's Corner and the sentiment is from Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markerss.  I fussy cut the i mage and die-cut the sentiment with a Spellbinders die.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Merry Christmas

 I'm still having issues with my keyboard and having to use the on-screen keyboard which is slow.  I'm really tempted to get a separate keyboard to the laptop so that I can type normally.  Restarting the computer sometimes works for a while but it is not something I want to do several times a day.


I would like to enter:

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Presents
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/christmas-presents-and-design-team-call.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image and the sentiment are from Stampers Delights.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some satin ribbon and a hessian gift embellishment.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

A single flower can be my garden

 I decided to pull an image and sentiment out of my Awaiting Crafting box today and see what I could create with it.  This is the result:


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-631-anything-goes.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.   The image and sentiment are from Sparkle n Sprinkle.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some butterfly stickers.

For A Friend

 So far so good tonight, the keyboard is still working. Spoke too soon - now I need to use the on-screen keyboard which is so slow.


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-631-anything-goes.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Papers and Prints (Cleah) and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The pennant and buttons come from an embellishment pack.


Monday, 28 March 2022

Just For You

 I have been having issues with some of my laptop keys intermittently not working.  As they are working at the moment, I am going to try and type most of this post even though the card isn't finished yet!  I have come back to this to upload and the keys are working again (they weren't earlier today)


I would like to enter:

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-192.html

Passion For Markers - Anything Spring
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/week-633anything-spring.html

Creative Knockouts - 2 or more from list (pearls, buttons, flowers)
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/03/445-pick-2-or-more-patties-creations.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/pennys-challenge-517.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used a stitched die from Memory Box, some stickers, pearls and buttons.

Mum

I had this image printed out but not coloured.  When I saw that the challenge theme at Sheepski Designs is flowers, I decided it was time to colour it up and create a card with it.


I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Flowers
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/sheepski-design-challenge-60-flowers.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-maart.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-march.html

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/march-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

I have used 2 digital papers from Lozzy.  The image is from Sheepski Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added three flower gems and a sticker that I have had for a while (it is hard to describe but is not a paper sticker).

Sunday, 27 March 2022

My Dog

 This card is very loosely based on the sketch at Cheerful Sketches.  I changed out the circle for a rectangle as this image had a shadowy rectangle around it and wouldn't have worked with a circle.  I also wasn't that keen on fussy cutting this image as there are a few fiddly bits for cutting.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Animals
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-504-animals.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-maart.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC plus an offcut piece of a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also used some gold pearls.

I followed (loosely) the sketch from Cheerful Sketches:




Congratulations

Due to some time pressure over that past few months, this is the first time that I have managed to enter the challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik this year.


I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Floral
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-march.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 26 March 2022

Maybe I shouldn't have had that last mince pie

This week at CHNC, our optional twist of funny.


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image/sentiment is from Bird's Cards.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Frightfully Delightful

I am trying to avoid last minute rushes on things this month.  I would have liked to have finished this one a few days ago to give myself a bit more breathing room but it is done well before the closing date so I'm happy.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Bits of Paper.  Matting is black cardstock.  I added some bats die-cut using a Sissix die.

I want to live a life worth writing about

 I am trying to pretend that it is later in the month than it is so that things get finished.  Hopefully things will get better soon and I'll have more time for myself.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper together with an image from Gecko Galz and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.   I fussy cut the image.  I also added some ephemera.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

For a Friend

 This is the second card that I have finished today.  


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/march-challenge-126.html

CRAFT Challenge - Female
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-630-female.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the sentiment is typred on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some satin ribbon, some flowers and some pearls.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Mum

 I dug into my Awaiting Crafting boxes for this card.


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Female
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-630-female.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle.

Smile

The second Anything Goes Challenge for March has started.  The sponsor is All Dressed Up.

I have used an image from All Dressed Up.


I also used a digital paper from Lozzy


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes 
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/march-challenge-126.html

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-march.html

Details of sponsor:

Challenge Blog: https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/                            

Something Special about my Childhood

 We are at the midway point of the March Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist for this month is Something Special about your childhood.

I spent many holidays during my childhood at the Botanical Gardens and Museum (which are next door to each other).  Rather than just browse at each collection in the museum I tended to have an in-depth look at a few collections each time.  One of my favourites was the section with all the vintage clothing.


I have used a digital paper and an image from Create with TLC.  I also added a white doily under the image.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/pennys-challenge-517.html

Monday, 21 March 2022

Easter Blessings

We are midway through the March Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.  For the inspiration post for the midway I have used images and a sentiment from a set called Easter Jonquils.



I have also used a digital paper from Lozzy and an embossing folder for the white panels.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The pink flowers are clear epoxy stickers.

I would like to enter:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-15th-march.html

Saturday, 19 March 2022

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

The March Challenge at Scribbles Designs has started.  This month, the theme is Flower Power.

I have used:

Scribbles Designs - Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Scribbles Designs - Flower 1 (Free)

Scribble Doodle Designs - Flower 1 Digi Paper


Colouring is with copic markers.  I used mount tape to raise up the flowers.

I would like to enter:

Crafty Friends Challenge - Flowers
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-153-for-march.html

Snowflakes are kisses from Heaven

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "No Patterned Paper" so out come the embossing folders.  After sorting through them, I decided on one of the snowflake patterned ones.


I have used an embossing folder for the background.  The image is from Spyder's Corner and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I also added some snowflake shaped gems.

I would like to enter:

Spyder's Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes with an image from Spyder's Corner
https://spyder-spyderscorner.blogspot.com/2022/03/spyders-birthday-challenge-12march-12th.html

Friday, 18 March 2022

Thinking Of You

 I am not last minute with the progressive challenge at The Outlawz Challenge this month.  I can't really afford to be at the moment as my available time is kind of unpredictable.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - Lust from Moonflower
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/freebie-progressive-challenge-march-2022

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Moonflower and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Nuvo Drops.  I also added some ribbon and clear epoxy flower stickers.

Jolly Greetings

I am trying to get some cards completed and uploaded in the next couple of days as I'm not sure how busy this coming week is going to be.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The image is the March Monthly image for the Christmas challenge.  I added a sentiment from From The Heart Stamps as well as a vintage embellishment.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Three Cheers

I wanted to include the optional twist that Beccy adds to the challenge each month, so I have combined this month's image with an image from a previous month.



I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/03/march-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and two images from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ribbon, a pre-cut label embellishment and some clear epoxy flower stickers.

I followed a tutorial for a Joy Fold Card from Beccy's Place.


Spring Bunny

There is a new challenge at Gecko Galz - and it is a colouring one.  I saw the first image and knew that I wanted to colour it up.

I would like to enter:

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

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-60-anything-goes-with.html

As well as the supplied image for March, I have also used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  I layered the image up from the background paper using mount tape.

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

A Birthday Wish

I had a bit of available time today and the energy to do some crafting so as well as working on a Design Team card for April, I also created this one:


I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/03/443-birthday-wishes-dr-digis-house-of.html

Cheerful Sketches - March Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-maart.html

Crafty Critter Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-60-anything-goes-with.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC plus another one that I don't know the source of.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

My Cat

 I am late posting this as I thought I had already done it.  Must have dreamed it!

This is inspiration for the start of Path Of Positivity Challenge that started on 7th March.  The challenge goes for the whole month so there is still plenty of time to enter.  The optional twist for March is Something Special About Your Childhood.

When I was about eightish (can't remember now as it was so long ago!), I got a kitten from my best friend's older brother's girlfriend.  They had named her Sambo but I thought that was too masculine sounding so I renamed her Samba.  She was a black cat just like this one:


I have used a digital paper from Scribble Doodle Designs.  The image is from Create with TLC and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.    

I would like to enter:

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/03/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-76.html

Critter Crazy Challenges - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-60-anything-goes-with.html


Merry Christmas

 This is my second Christmas card for the day.  I managed to post the other one earlier in the day and then got distracted before I could upload this one:


I would like to enter:

Star Stampz - Begins with S (snowflake)
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-32-use-elements-starting-with.html

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-629-christmas.html

I have used some offcuts of Trimgym digital papers.  The image is from Star Stampz.  Colouring is with copic markers and Stickles.  I also added some clear snowflakes and gems.

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Flying reindeer and sleigh

We are at the midway point of the March Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month the theme is things that fly eg. santa's sleigh, reindeer, winter birds, angels.


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - from the 12 Days of Christmas 2014. The image is from Eureka Stamps.  Colouring is with coloured pencils and copic markers.  I also added some snowflake stickers as Santa is preparing to fly through the snow!

I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-440.html

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-111-anything-christmas-goes.html

Merry Christmas

 I created a couple of Christmas cards this morning while waiting on a phone call.


I would like to enter:

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2022/03/morgans-artworld-challenge-3.html

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-629-christmas.html

I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Morgan's Art World.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Pretty in Pink

I was sorting through some images today and saw this image already coloured in pink so decided to see if there were any challenges that it would fit.  I came across a watercolours one as well so created a watercolour background.


I would like to enter:

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-43-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

The Outlawz Crash Your Stash - Watercolours
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/february-march-crash-your-stash-water-colors

I have used watercolours in pink and white to create the background.  They are a Japanese branded watercolour paint set that has a glimmer to it.  I am not sure of the source of the image as my filing system let me down - I checked under both fairy and angel and can't find it!

Your birthday is special - and so are you

 I've combined green and gold here for a birthday card.  So often I combine those colours for Christmas it is nice to have a change of theme.


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-439.html

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Birthday
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisyed-thursday-challenge-march-10-23-anything-goes-with-an-opti

The Paper Funday - Use green and gold
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/03/march-2022-challenge-39-anything-goes.html

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 Eureka Stamps and the sentiment is from QKR Stampede.

Joy Dream

This is the third posting for today.   




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 from Gecko Galz.  I used the monthly image as well as images and sentiments from the Victorian Elegance kit.

I followed a tutorial for a Stacked Zig Zag Card by Iced Images.

Birds and Bees

I made a card that used a fancy fold recently and I wasn't happy with how it turned out.  When I saw the theme this month, I knew I had sufficient images and sentiments to have another attempt at it.  I am way happier with this version.



I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Birds and Bees
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/03/birds-and-bees-crafting-challenge.html

I have used various digital papers, images and sentiments from Gecko Galz.  

I followed a tutorial for a Double Tri-fold Showstopper Card by Sam Calcott.

You give me Butterflies

 I am having a day with slightly more energy than I have had the past few days so I am going to try and upload some projects that I completed a few days ago.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - B is for...
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/167-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-b-for.html

I have used all the prompts for the challenge:


I have used a paper from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  The sentiment is from Shelly's Images.  I added some yellow braid and some twine.  I also added some butterfly stickers.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

 This week at CHNC, our optional twist is Santa.  I have had this image printed out for some time and thought it was perfect for this card. 


I have used some digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles along with some strips of cardstock for the background.  The image is from Nutcrafters (which I think may be closed now) and the sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps (also closed).  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Presents (sacks of presents in the paper and Santa is resting up before delivering presents!)
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/christmas-presents-and-design-team-call.html

Monday, 7 March 2022

Sing A Song Of Spring

 The March Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps is underway.  

For my inspiration piece, I have used a set called Sing A Song Of Spring.



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

I followed a tutorial for a Winged Pop Up Card by 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, 6 March 2022

May the light always find you on a dreary day

The first Anything Goes Challenge for March at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has just started.  The sponsor for the challenge is JMC Designs.


I have used an image from JMC Designs called Bibbles.


I also added a sentiment from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Embellishments are silver edged stickers.

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy Challenges - Creature as main feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/03/challenge-60-anything-goes-with.html

Details for JMC Designs:

prize: 1 full digital set

Saturday, 5 March 2022

Season's Greetings

 This week, the optional twist at CHNC is "Vintage or Shabby Chic"


I have used a vintage inspired digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and the sentiment is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.

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

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/02/challenge-110-anything-christmas-goes.html

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Free Snow - U Haul

 We are at the midway point of the Winter Wonderland Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


I have used an image/sentiment from Scribbles Designs called Snow Sign.

I also used some glitter cardstock.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/02/441-anything-goes-klm-designs.html


Find me under the palms

 This month at Incy Wincy Designs our themes are (Nature and Scenery) and/or (Home and Food) and the sponsor is Beccy's Place.


I have used an image and sentiment from a set called Tree Scapes from Beccy's Place.





I also used some digital papers from Lozzy.

I followed a tutorial for a Double Tri-fold Showstopper Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/03/march-challenge.html

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