Saturday, 30 July 2022

Merry Christmas

This week's optional twist at CHNC is "Include A Reindeer"


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Meljens Design and the sentiment is on the washi tape.  I also added some reindeer heads to which I added some tiny pearls as eyes.

I would like to enter:

Double Trouble - Christmas In July
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-116-christmas-in-july.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas In July
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-233-christmas-in-july.html

 

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Once Upon A Midnight Dreary

 This is my final Gecko Galz image posting for July.  Since my laptop is being temperamental (so far so good today), I wanted to get them all posted and then I'll look at other challenges to see if they fit them too.


I would like to enter:

NeverMore Designs - July Gothic Challenge
https://nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com/p/monthly-gothic-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.   I've worked from the book part of the image and used a sentiment and ephemera that matched that part of the image. 

Enjoy The Journy

This is a different spelling for Journey but I like the look of the sentiment so I've used it anyway.

I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I added some ephemera to the page that is travel themed and also vintage looking to match the age of the train.

Come Sail Away With Me

 I pulled out both the red and blue from the digital paper for the colour scheme for the image.  I used red matting for both the image and sentiment to add another little touch of red.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and image/sentiment from Gecko Galz (the sentiment is written on the sails but it is hard to pick up).  I added two plastic embellishments that I re-coloured.  They were orange so I painted them with black gesso and then some acrylic paint.

Summer Lovin'

 We have yet another wet wintry week.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - July Monthly Image
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 cut the sentiment into a pennant shape and inked the edges with Distress Ink.  I also inked the edges of the image with the same ink.  I added some puffy flower stickers and a couple of star stickers.

Celebrate

 I changed this a little from the tutorial by following Beccy's alternative suggestion for the treat box part (omitting the acetate panel).

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - July Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Anything Goes
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-48-juli.html

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

I followed a tutorial for a Gift Card Treat Box by Beccy's Place.

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

 This was a very different Christmas image than I have worked with before but I had fun creating with it.  I like that it is in non-traditional colours as it worked with the sentiment really well.


I would like to enter:

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

The digital paper, image and sentiment are all from Gecko Galz.  I added some stars in two different sizes.


Christmas In July

I am currently having issues with my laptop and I've been getting quite frustrated with it.  I rebooted it and so far today it is behaving.  It is a brand that is meant to last 3-5 years and mine is nearly 8 years old so I guess it is coming up time to replace it. 


I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Christmas In July
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-64-christmas-in-july.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/juli-2022.html

Classic Design - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/classic-design-challenge-july-7.html

Paper Dragonfly - Christmas in July
https://paperdragonflycreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-7-christmas-in-july-sponsored.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I added two different washi tapes as per the sketch.  The image is from Sheepski Design.  I also added three dragonfly embellishments.

This is the sketch that I followed:

 


Saturday, 23 July 2022

Christmas Tags

 I have been without internet since late yesterday so this post is running a bit late.

The theme this week at CHNC, is "Use Some Twine or Ribbon"


I have used a series of Christmas images from Dearie Dolls.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart - Show Us Your Snowfolk
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-64-show-us-your-snowfolk.html


Monday, 18 July 2022

Take A Snow Day

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



 

I also used papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking is Distress Markers.  I also added some stickers to the inside piece and some snowflakes to the belly band.

I followed a tutorial for a Tiered Showstopper Card by Sam Calcott. 

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore - July Challenge
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas In July
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-233-christmas-in-july.html


Sunday, 17 July 2022

Spring Adds New Beauty and Life To All That Is

It is time for the mid-July Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, the sponsor is The Paper Shelter.

I have used an image and a digital paper from The Paper Shelter called Ellie.

I also added some ephemera die cuts and a sentiment from Desert Diva.

I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html

Details for The Paper Shelter:

prize: 3 images  

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Warm Wishes

I am a bit late with this post.  I had it in my head that today is Saturday here whereas I just realised it is Sunday.  Fortunately, I checked my Blogger reader and saw that the CHNC post was live and then checked the date!

The optional twist at CHNC this week is Use A Die Cut or Punch.  I have used a die-cut that I really like but is a bit of a fiddly die-cut to work with so I don't use it as much as I could.


I have created the background using the "Swinking" technique (swiping ink) and Distress Ink Cubes.  The die-cut is from Memory Box.

I would like to enter:

The Holly & Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-119-anything-christmas-goes.html

Friday, 15 July 2022

Dare To Be Different

 We are at the midway point of the Any Christmas Card Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Paper Crafting World and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella. I also added some Glossy Accents over the bauble.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Christmas In July
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/week-649christmas-in-july.html

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Holidays

 I don't often use traditional colours for Christmas so it was about time that I do.


I would like to enter:

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/juli-2022.html

Creative Knockouts - Die Cuts
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/07/460-dies-cuts-andor-punches-dr-digis.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/week-26-anything-goes-colouring.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and then sentiment is one of the chipboard elements.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also die-cut some strips using a die that doesn't get used enough!

Family Time

I originally decided to use pink as the Creations In Pink Challenge was sponsored by All Dressed Up.  I was expecting it to close in a few more hours but it seems to have ended earlier than that.

 


I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-challenge-129.html

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
(Closed earlier than I expected)

Creative Sketchy Girls - Outdoor Sports
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-73-outdoor-sports.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the sentiment is from a paper pad.  Colouring is with copic markers and Stickles.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the berries.  I added some pink snowflakes as embellishments.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Funny Sunflower

 This month's image at Freebie


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Funny Sunflower

The Paper Shelter - Going Digital
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-519-going-digital.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/juli-2022.html

I have used a digital paper plus some off-cut digital paper strips to create the background.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is the progressive freebie image from The Outlawz. 

Monday, 11 July 2022

The Rules of Summer

 A summery card for a cold and damp winter day.  Yes, it is another rainy day here today.  I have a few cards to work on at the moment but got distracted with this one.


I would like to enter:

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-196.html

Passion for Markers - BINGO (glitter/image/embossing)
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/week-648bingo-board.html

Can You Handle The Pressure - Embossing Folder and Summer
https://cyhtp.blogspot.com/2022/07/anything-goes-embossing-with-twist-of.html

I have used an embossing folder from Sara Davies.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I have used a mixture of copic markers, Stickles and Wink of Stella for the colouring.


Sunday, 10 July 2022

To The Graduate

I got a bit creative on interpreting the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Hopefully it can still be seen:

I would like to enter:

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2022/07/qkr-stampede-challenge-447.html

CRAFT Challenge - Graduation
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-644-graduation.html

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2022/07/tuesday-morning-sketches-664.html

I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

This is the sketch that I followed:

I changed the pennant shape to a fussy cut image.

Sunflowers and Ladybugs

 We have had a mixed day of weather here today - started with rain and ended with rain with a bit of sun and lots of cloud cover in between.  Not a great day to get washing day but I did manage some crafting.


I would like to enter:

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Sketch + Bold Colors
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-562.html

Ching-Chou Kuik - Anything Goes
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used a paper from a Kaisercraft Paper Pad along with some scraps from my scraps box.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ladybug embellishments which I accented with some Glossy Accents.

I followed the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

I made the centre blue strip wider to accommodate the image.  The white circles are represented by the ladybugs.
 

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Warm Wishes

The optional twist at CHNC for this week is "Use Some Red


I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad.  I'm not sure of the source of the image (it is one I printed out some time ago and hadn't got around to colouring).  

I would like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Things with Wings
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/153-things-with-wngs.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Critter as Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-64-anything-goes-with.html

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Friends Forever

I'm not sure if it easy to tell from the angle of this photograph but I raised the fish up to use it as the stopper for the easel.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Under The Sea
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-518-under-sea.html

CRAFT Challenge - Easel Card
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-643-easel-card.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from The Paper Shelter.  The other elements are from an ephemera pack.

Monday, 4 July 2022

NOEL

 We are at the start of the July Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I have used Ornaments - Free - 2022 from Jan's Digi Stamps.

and the inside:

and the back of the card:

The digital paper is from Bearly Mine Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.

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

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Just Lovely

 This month I have the honour of being a Guest Designer for the Anything Goes Challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.  Their sponsor this month is Conie Fong.


I have used an image from Conie Fong called Butterfly Kisses.


I also used a paper from a paper pad.  I added a sentiment from an ephemera pack, some baker's twine and some butterfly puff stickers.

I followed a tutorial for a Book Binding Card by Beccy's Place.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Any occasion other than Birthday
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/week-647any-occasion-other-than-birthday.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/pennys-challenge-524.html

We are just purrfect together

This month at Incy Wincy Designs, our themes are Woof/Meow and/or Love Sweet Love.  I have incorporated both into my inspiration piece.  We are sponsored by All Dressed Up.


I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Miranda.  The sentiments are also from All Dressed Up.


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

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazies - Critter as a Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-64-anything-goes-with.html

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-challenge-129.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/07/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-79.html

Wonderful Time

We are at the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for the month of July.  Fort this challenge, we are sponsored by Joy Clair Designs.


I have used an image by Joy Clair Designs called Making Memories.


I used a cable knit digital paper for the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy Challenge - Critter as the Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-64-anything-goes-with.html

Details of the sponsor are:

Golfer

Just as I thought I was making some headway in reducing the digital papers that were in my Awaiting Crafting box, I found a few ziplock bags with more in them.  The two papers that I have used here are from there - one had the source on the back and the other didn't so I need to see if I can find it.


I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/pennys-challenge-524.html

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2022/06/tuesday-morning-sketches-663.html

I have used a digital paper from Computer Scrapbook (plain-ish) and another from Create with TLC (plaid).  The image is from Lacy Sunshine.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed this sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



Saturday, 2 July 2022

Friendship Lasts Forever

 It is time for the reveal of cards posted in June for the Card Chain Challenge.  I think the postal system is back to being erratic worldwide.  Neither the card that I sent nor the one that was sent to me have been received.

This is the outside of the card (which follows the sketch and friendship theme):


The second photo shows the inside of the card following the Pop-Up Technique.

The colours were used on the outside and inside of the card.

These are the prompts:



The strips on the front of the card are from my offcuts box.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Any occasion other than birthday
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/week-647any-occasion-other-than-birthday.html

I was being sent a card by Robyn in Australia.  As it hasn't arrived yet, I didn't want to look at it on the reveal post so I'm not sharing it here.


Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "For A Man or Boy"


I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad.  The image is from Oddball Art Company.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some black pearls.

I would like to enter:

Colour Crazy Challenge - Hand colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/week-25-anything-goes-colouring.html

Friday, 1 July 2022

Happy Birthday!

We are at the midway point of the Monochrome Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


I have used:

Scribbles Designs - JuJubes

Scribbles Designs - CP HBDay

Scribble Doodle Designs - Flower 7 Patterned Paper

I also added some flower shaped button embellishments and organza ribbon.

I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html