Monday, 30 May 2022

Happy Holly Days

I am still working through items in my Awaiting Crafting boxes and found that I had an image and sentiment that worked well together.

I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-444.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic  markers.  I also added a holly embellishment.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Silver Christmas Wreath

The optional twist at CHNC this week is Use Some Silver.


I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from The East Winds.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I used silver glitter cardstock for the matting, silver matt card for the base and silver glitter domes in the corners.

I would like to enter:

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-116-anything-christmas-goes.html

Friday, 27 May 2022

Bonjour!

I wasn't sure that I was going to get this card completed.  I had it all thought out so once I had the chance to sit down and work on it, it came together reasonably quickly.

 I have two photos - one with the tags in the card and the other with them out.  There is a panel on the back of the card for writing the message.




I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - La Vie Paris
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/05/gecko-galz-monthly-challengela-vie-paris.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad for the base.   I used digital papers from Gecko Galz for the background piece of the card portion as well as the tags.  The images and sentiments are all from Gecko Galz.  I added some fibre that I have had for longer than I would like to think about!  I've been saving it for the right project.  It was perfect for this one.

I followed a tutorial for a Napkin Pocket Fold Card by Sam Calcott.



Celebrate The Season

I have been trying to use up some of the scraps/offcuts that I have accumulated.  This card was a great opportunity to reduce them a little bit.

 


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Scraps + Animal
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-46-mei.html

Crafty Friends - Animals
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-155-for-may-animals.html

I have used offcut pieces of paper from Kaisercraft Christmas paper pads.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some blue gems.

I followed a tutorial for a scrap card from Issue 73 of Australian Simply Cards.

Happy Birthday

 It has been a bit of a messy month while I try to catch up on things that didn't get done in the first four months of the year.  I am making some progress but have taken some time this week to create some cards.  

 


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  I really like the versatility of these papers.  Colouring is with copic markers.

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

Hello Gorgeous

I have coloured the image with some of the colours in the digital paper - just not as pastel.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a pre-made sentiment from an ephemera pack.

Beauty

 I'm cutting it close to the wire again with the challenges using images from Gecko Galz.  I'm going to try and get them all posted today as all bar one are completed.

I am not really happy with this photograph of my card.  For some reason, the colours look washed out when they aren't IRL.

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, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I fussy cut the image.  I also added some gold matt pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Merry Christmas

I couldn't find a Christmas paper to work with this month's Gecko Galz Christmas image - so I looked wider and found one with the colours that I wanted to use.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.

Dream

The colours in this month's Steampunk Image at Fripperies and Butterflies perfectly matched one of the Gecko Galz papers.  I also found a sentiment that matched the colour scheme.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, sentiment and image from Gecko Galz.  The image is the one supplied with the Steampunk Challenge.  I picked out one of the colours from the image for the matting.

All That We See or Seem Is But A Dream Within A Dream

 I see this image representing dreams lacking substance - just the bare bones.  The wings coming along to lift those dreams.  Probably not it is meant to represent but my interpretation has influenced my choice of sentiment.


I would like to enter:

NeverMore Designs - May Goth Image
 https://nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com/p/monthly-gothic-challenge.html

I have used the May Goth Image supplied by Gecko Galz.  The digital paper and the sentiment are also from Gecko Galz.    I worked with the colours in the wings as the inspiration for the colour scheme.

Monday, 23 May 2022

Butterfly

 I kept putting off attempting this fold as it looked like it was difficult.  I finally decided to attempt it today - and found it was way easier than I thought it was going to be.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - A is for..
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/170-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-for-arrow.html

I have used all elements from the butterfly wheel.  The colours are used on the cardstock, two digital papers and the butterfly stickers.

The two digital papers are from Lozzy.  The image is from Diane's Digital Design.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 CHNC - 21st May

The optional twist at CHNC for this week is Include a Tree or Two or More.  


I have used a tree themed digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  I also added a tree patterned wide ribbon.  The image is from Digital Delights and the sentiment is a clear or rubber stamp (not sure of the brand as I had stamped it a few years back and not used it).  Colouring is with copic markers.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Especially For You

 This month, our swap group challenge was to use either inks or paints.  I started off trying to follow a tutorial using Distress Ink refills but I didn't have the correct paper for it and I wasn't happy with the result.

I then pulled out my Gelli plate, acrylic paints and some Fiskars Texture Plates that I haven't used for a long time.  I was happier with this background.  I made a number of backgrounds which was just as well as when I constructed the card, it looked good close up but the details got lost when I stepped back from it.  

The next card that I put together I used black on top of the background which was a much better contrast.


I used three colours of acrylic paints.  The dies are some Spellbinders ones that I bought some time ago (and were still unopened).  I added some black buttons as well as a sentiment which I matted with black cardstock.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html


Selfie Photo Click

I've spent the day tidying up around the house and sorting things out and nearly overlooked uploading this card that I completed yesterday.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - Grace Selfie
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/freebie-progressive-challenge-may

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/05/452-anything-goes-mirtillamente-digital.html

I have used an image and sentiment from Mirtillamente.

Monday, 16 May 2022

Friends Make The Good Times Better & The Hard Times Easier

 We are at the midway point of the May Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist for this month is Celebrate Something Special about your friends.  One of my school friends is Scottish and she also was tiny and had to have tailored clothes. I've incorporated both:


I used a tartan paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Scrap Happy Paper Crafter and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The dies are from Memory Box.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Challenge - May Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Be Happy

I found a Gerda Steiner image in my Awaiting Crafting box that also worked with the photo inspiration at The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge.

 


I would like to enter:

Gerda Steiner - Anything Goes with a Gerda Steiner image
https://www.gerdasteinerdesigns.com/blogs/share-your-designs/share-your-designs-challenge

The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Photo Inspiration
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-may-3-may-16

Creative Sketchy Girls - Animal
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-71-dier-op-je-kaart.html

I have used a digital paper from Little Scraps of Heaven.  The image is from Gerda Steiner.  I added a variety of circular embellishments including a "button" with the sentiment written on it.

Happy Birthday

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

I have used an image and sentiment from The Aviator.




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

I followed a tutorial for a Double Column Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-637-anything-goes.html

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Winter Wonderland

 It is the midway point of the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month, the optional twist is Winter Sport.

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Eiglass and the sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some stickers.


Thank You

We are at the start of the May Challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month, the theme is an easy one - Anything Goes.

I have used:

Scribbles Designs - Truck

Scribbles Designs - Words

Scribble Doodle Designs - Moustache Digi Paper


I also used a wide black ribbed ribbon.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html



Party Time

We are halfway through May so it is time for the second Anything Goes Challenge for the month.  This time, we are sponsored by Le'Ann's World.

I have used an image from LeAnn's World called Party Time.

I also used a digital paper. The sentiment is from DeeDee's Digis. Colouring is with copic markers. 

I would like to enter:

LeAnn's World - May Challenge
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2022/05/leanns-world-challenge-50.html

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Candy Cane Hugs and Christmas Kisses!

This week's optional twist at CHNC is Candy Canes.

I have used a candy cane themed digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Meljens Designs and the sentiment is from From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking is with Distress Ink.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the image.  I added two foam candy canes.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

I was inspired by the reference to sailing in the poem. 


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge -  Wynken, Blynken and Nod
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-may-1-14

Creative Sketchy Girls - Animal
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-71-dier-op-je-kaart.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature A Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-62-anything-goes-with.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Sheepski Designs.  I added a yellow button as the "sun" and two shells on the beach.

Friday, 13 May 2022

Warm Winter Wishes

We are definitely getting winter temperatures now.  It has been very chilly in the mornings and doesn't seem to warm up much during the day.

I would like to enter:

Di's Digi Downloads - ribbon
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/ribbon-andor-lace-challenge.html

The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-may-11-24

I have used three digital paper scraps from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Di's Digi Stamps and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  

I followed the sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday:



Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Tag You're It

 This tag uses a digital paper and an image from my Awaiting Crafting boxes.

 

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-april-27-may-10

 I have used a digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Happy Spring!

I have a mixture of light pink and a deeper pink on this card.  I think they work well together.


I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2022/05/wk-18-anything-goes-card-making.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Spring
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-230-springeaster.html

Outlawz Crash Your Stash - Buttons
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/april-may-crash-your-stash-buttons

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-45-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

Colour Crazy - Hand colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/week-17-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Polka Doodles and the sentiment is from Back To Paper.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some flower shaped buttons and some gems.

Smile. It's your Birthday

I'm gradually working my way through my Awaiting Crafting Boxes.  This removes another two digital papers but there are still quite a few left in the box.


I would like to enter: 

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-new-challenge-127.html

CRAFT Challenge - Birthday
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-636-happy-birthday-to-us.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/04/pennys-challenge-520.html

Classic Design Open Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Colour Crazy Challenge - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/week-18-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used two digital papers from Trimgym.  The image and sentiment are from All Dressed Up.  Colouring is with copic markers.

O' Holy Night

 I combined a few challenges for this card:


I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Flowers
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/week-639flowers.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/mei-challenge.html

The Paper Funday - Family
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-challenge-41-anything-goes.html

 I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Colour of Love.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a strip of paper from Kaisercraft and also a poinsettia embellishment.

I followed the sketch at Cheerful Sketches:

I changed the small rectangle in the lower corner to a poinsettia. 


Sunday, 8 May 2022

Always Be A Unicorn

 I have created this card fold before and I wanted to have a different look to it this time.  I changed the embossed panels for patterned paper in this version.


I would like to enter:

Star Stampz - Fancy Folds
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-33-fancy-folds.html

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/05/451-anything-goes-star-stampz.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/mei-challenge.html

I have used two digital papers from PixelScrapper (Melo Vrijh).  The image is from Star Stampz and the sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I split the sentiment in two pieces so that I could have it on two inside panels.  I also added a chipboard pennant to the outside of the card.

I followed a tutorial for a Winged Pop Up Card by Sam Calcott.

Dance Like No one Is Watching

I had my inks and paints out to create a card for a swap group. So far, that one has been unsuccessful but I got some inspiration for the background for this card:

 


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge.html

The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Birds
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-april-25-to-may-8

Double D Challenge - Birds
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/05/birdsbird-nestsbird-cagesbirdhouses.html

I have used Distress Ink and an embossing folder to create the background.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some bird shaped buttons are two star stickers.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

The Bell rings for all who truly Believe

 This week's optional twist at CHNC is Include a Bell or Bells.


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from DeeDee's Digis and the sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some glitter domes.

I would like to enter:

Creative Sketchy Girls - Animal
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-71-dier-op-je-kaart.html

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-115-anything-christmas-goes.html

Thursday, 5 May 2022

For A Friend

 I started this card a couple of days ago when I was playing with some paper scraps.  I'm pleased with how the background turned out on this one.

I would like to enter:

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/week-16-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used scraps of patterned papers - I know that the pink one is from Bearly Mine Designs but not sure on the other three papers.  The image is from Lee Holland Designs and the sentiment is typed on the computer.

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

To A Special Mum

This is one of the cards that I was creating yesterday that didn't quite get finished.  I managed to carve out a bit of time today to complete it.

 


I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - For The Girlz
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/sheepski-designs-challenge-62-for-girlz.html

Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/04/450-flower-power-sheepski-designs.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
 http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/04/pennys-challenge-520.html

Cupcake Inspirations - Mother's Day
https://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2022/05/cupcake-inspiration-challenge-543.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and the sentiment is from Platypus Creek Digitals.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Merry Christmas

This is my second card using digital paper scraps.  I used a different pattern this time.

 


I would like to enter:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Anything Goes
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-635-christmas.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2022/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-655.html

I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the candy cane.

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



Happy Birthday

I originally started following a sketch for this card but then realised that I had printed the image too big so had to dispense with that idea!


I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-443.html

The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Birds of a Feather
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursdays-april-21st-may-anything-goes-twist-birds-of-a-f

Double D Challenge - Birds
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/05/birdsbird-nestsbird-cagesbirdhouses.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Eureka Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Merry Christmas!

I have been playing around making some scrap backgrounds recently.  A scrap background was perfect for using up my smaller pieces of digital paper in my Awaiting Crafting Box. 

I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-635-christmas.html

I have used scrap pieces of digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from Colour of Love and the sentiment is from Trimgym.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

A Birthday Wish

 I have made a card for a Springtime Birthday.  Spring, here, isn't until September but I like to be prepared in advance.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Birthday
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-509-birthday-card.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Spring
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-230-springeaster.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some bakers' twine.

Monday, 2 May 2022

For A Friend

 After missing the last challenge at Butterfly Challenge, I managed to create the fold for this one.  I still intend to go back and create the previous fold once I find some time to do it.

I had some photography issues with this one.  The cardstock that I used for the strips is almost identical in colour to that of the wheel - but almost looks white when photographed.  I have it happen on other colours in the past too.

I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - F is for..
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/169-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-f-for.html

I have used all the elements in the wheel:


 I have used a fawn coloured cardstock and acetate for the card base.  I used a flax coloured cardstock (which for some reason has photographed really white looking) for the strips.  I added some butterflies in fuchsia and flame.  I added a large felt flower, some gems and a sentiment typed on the computer.

I followed the first tutorial for a Floating Strip Card at Butterfly Challenge.

True Courage

 We are at the start of the May Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist this month is Celebrate Something Special about your Friends.  One of my school friends was the first of our group to get her driver license and she drove a red VW.  

 


I have used two digital papers.  The top one is from Steady On and the lower one is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Doodle Pantry, the larger sentiment is from A Piece of Heart and the singular word sentiments are from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also used some washi tape over the join in the papers.  Matting is red cardstock.

I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html




Celebrate Just Living

Today is reveal day for the cards sent for the April Card Chain Challenge.  In April, I sent to Michaela in Austria.


This is the prompts that we were given in April.




I followed the sketch, colours, spring, friendship and vellum.

The background paper is from a paper pad.  I die-cut some butterflies using dies from Memory Box.  The sentiment is on vellum.


The cards I received in April were the March card from Michaela....


and the April card from Gail in Norway.


I would like to enter:

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-4-april-2022-anything-goes.html