Tuesday, 30 August 2022

For A Friend

After a few days cat sitting, I am back home and getting caught up on things.  Took a break from the housework to create this card:


I would like to enter:

The Paper Funday - Friendship
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-2022-challenge-44-anything-goes.html

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-8-aug-2022-anything-goes.html

I have used a digital paper from my Awaiting Crafting Box.  I am not sure of the source of it as I hadn't written it on the reverse and I have several similar blue digital papers!  The image is from Fred She Said and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking with Distress Ink.  I also added some washi tape and flower stickers.

Saturday, 27 August 2022

North Pole

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "Embossing - Wet or Dry"


I have used an embossing folder and then inked it after embossing.  The image is from Scribbles Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Friday, 26 August 2022

Happiness looks gorgeous on you

In the process of blogging my August card for the NZ Swap Group, I found that the June one was still in Drafts, so here it is:

I followed a tutorial for a Die Cuts Background by Natasha Foote.

The base is white cardstock which I embossed using an embossing folder.  I then die-cut several dies using white cardstock and adhered them to the base.  The next step was adding the Distress Inks using the refill bottles.  It is probably much easier to follow Natasha's video than my description!  

To finish the card, I added a vellum sentiment which I tucked under the front panel.  I adhered the front panel to a card blank.

Hi

I am a member of a New Zealand Card Swap Group.  In August, we had a video technique to follow.  I was a bit sceptical as to how mine would turn out but in the end I am very pleased with the result and although this technique was very much on the messy side, it was fun to do.

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The edges are inked with Distress Ink.  I diecut the floral scene using a Memory Box die and the lettering is a Tattered Lace die which came with one of their magazines.

I followed a tutorial for a Faux Torn Mosaic background.

I would like to enter:

CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html


Monday, 22 August 2022

Sweet

This is the final project for the Gecko Galz August Challenges.  After finishing this one, I'm not happy that I chose the red from the image for the matting.  I feel I should have gone with the pale blue instead but it is what it is.


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 also added some gold pearls as accents.

Be Like A Mermaid and Seas The Day!

I wasn't planning on this card being monochromatic but after picking out some of the colours in the background paper to use on the image I realised it was heading that way.   So I just went with it.


 

 I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.       I also added some pale blue oval gems.

 

Let It Snow

This is a really sweet image which I enjoyed crafting with.   I picked out the red from the ribbon in the image for the matting and ribbon I added.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I also added some red organza ribbon (to match the ribbon in the image) and a 3D topper.

Zen Time

We are having a staggered posting for the challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month, it is Scribbles 9th birthday.  There are a few jigsaws to complete throughout the month, so make sure you head over to Scribbles Designs Blog to complete them.


It is my turn to post today and this is the card that I created:

I have used a digital paper from Scribble Doodle Designs.  The zentangle image is from Scribbles Designs.

I would like to enter:

Crafty Friends - Summer Colours
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-158-for-august.html

 


You Can Go Your Own Way

The words that I have used on this are lyrics from a song but I think they work really well with this unusual Steampunk image.

 


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I used gold cardstock for matting.  I used the same gold cardstock to die-cut some gears using a die from Memory Box.

Here in the darkness I know myself

Not far from where I live, a new housing subdivision has been built.  It is located near an area of an endangered bat species and has certain rules in place to protect them. One of these is that pet cats are not allowed. When I saw this image of the girl with the bat, I knew I wanted to work with a bat theme with that in mind.  The sentiment is from the bat's viewpoint as they are nocturnal creatures.

 


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Monthly 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 fussy cut bats are also from Gecko Galz.

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Hope Your Birthday's A Hoot

I liked the colour choices for the August Challenge at Beccy's Place as two of them were in one of Beccy's digital papers.  I used the other colour for matting and colouring the image.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - August Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Anything Goes
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-49-augustus.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers in mostly the three colours for the optional twist to her challenge.  I also added some self-adhesive glitter chipboard bows and three glitter domes. 

I had this weird thing going on this month when I entered Carlin's Map Paradise where it added an i to my name as it processed it so this time I entered with "Suze (no i)" thinking it would change my name again and it didn't.  Goodness knows what is going on with that particular linky tool as it isn't happening anywhere else.

Arthurian Legends

The theme for the August Challenge at Gecko Galz is Myths and Legends.  I have used many items from a Gecko Galz kit and as a result this post is a little photo heavy.

Outside of the box when closed:

 The left side of the concertina once the box is opened:

 and the right side of the concertina:

close up of a pocket and it's contents.  The one on the left is a tent fold card which could be used for adding the greeting (another place for a greeting is in another photo).

 A close up of a pocket for some sentiment tags:


The base of the box.  This is another alternative for the message to the recipient.  I'm still deciding whether I gift this or keep it for myself.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz - Myths and Legends
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-challenge-myths-and-legends.html

I followed a tutorial for a Large Concertina Box Card by Sam Calcott.

Products used on the box card are white cardstock and various items from the Arthurian Legends kit by Gecko Galz. 

Sometimes We're All A Little Nutty!

 We are at the start of the second Anything Goes Challenge for August 2022 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Streamside Studios.


I have used an image from Streamside Studios called Coco-Loco Palm Tree.


I also used a digital paper (which I currently can't find the source of but will add when I do).  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ephemera.

I would like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - At The Beach
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/155-at-beach.html

Crafty Friends - Summer Colours
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-158-for-august.html

Sponsor Details:

Streamside Studios

 

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Saturday, 20 August 2022

Merry Christmas

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is For A Lady or a Girl


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from May Brit and the sentiment is from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some pre-made flower embellishments.

I would like to enter:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-121-anything-christmas-goes.html

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Stitched Bunny

 I was inspired by a challenge that asked for real or faux stitching.  To further the faux stitching, I also used an image that had "stitched" patches on it.

I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts - Real or Faux Stitching
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/08/465-all-stitched-up-mirtillamente.html

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays - Sketch + Gingham
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-568.html

I have used a gingham patterned digital paper from Lozzy.  The image is from Mirtillamente.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed this sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesdays:


 

Summer

After a few lovely sunny (but cold) days, we are back to wet wintry days again.  While I was wanting to do some things outside, I also had some cards that I wanted to work on.

I would like to enter:

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2022/08/morgans-artworld-challenge-8.html

CRAFT Challenge - Summer
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-647-summer.html

 I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and the sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers. I also added some puffy flower stickers.

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

We all have a Dinosaur deep within us trying to get out

I found a perfect paper for this image and picked out some of the colours of the Stegosaurus in the paper to colour the image and also for the matting and enamel dots.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/pennys-challenge-527.html

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - August (Stacey the Stegosaurus)
https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/2022/07/progressive-freebie-challenge-august.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Creature as the feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-65-anything-goes-with.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper. The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and is called Stacey the Stegosaurus and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.


Monday, 15 August 2022

Christmas Journal - Elf Photo page

 We are at the midway point of the Celebrate Your Creative Self Challenge at Path of Positivity.  For the start of the Challenge, I shared the cover of the December Journal I am creating.  As well as clicking on the Challenge link above, it can also be found here.  I am now starting on the internal pages for the journal:

I have used a digital paper from Beccy's Place.  The image is also from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some bauble stickers as well as some Nuvo drops at the top and bottom of the page to break up the green.

The image piece is a folded piece that allows for photos to be added into the inside.  I participate in the Elf Antics at DL Art each December and I take a number of photographs of my elf Ron for that.  This year, I am going to add some to this journal page as it is such a big part of my December.

I discovered a weird thing today (which has probably been happening for a while and I didn't notice).  I enter Carlin's Map Paradise with my name (Suze) and for some reason it adds an "i" when it publishes it.  I also doubt that my computer is translating the Challenge name correctly.

I would like to enter: 

Beccy's Place - August Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Anything Goes
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-49-augustus.html

It's The Most Yummiest Time of the Year

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


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Meljens Designs and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I would like to enter: 

The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
https://theoutlawzchallenges-sunday.blogspot.com/2022/08/sunday-song-rhyme-have-yourself-merry.html

 

Celebrate

After not having crafting supplies for more than two weeks, I spent the first day back printing out digital images, papers, sentiments and planning layouts for cards and other projects.  I am progressively colouring and putting together these cards.  This is one of the ones started on my first day back, which uses a sentiment from my Awaiting Crafting box.

I would like to enter:

Le'Ann's World - Anything Goes
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2022/08/leanns-world-challenge-53.html

Passion For Markers - Say It With Flowers
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/week-653say-it-with-flowers.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Le'Ann's World and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some flower stickers

I Ate Glue As A Kid

 It is the midway point of the August Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

For the midway, I have used another of the Jan's Digi Stamps August releases - Crafty Friends.





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

I followed a tutorial for a Double Accordian Display Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter: 

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/pennys-challenge-527.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Life Is Better In Summer

We have had a bit of sun for the last couple of days.  As we approach Spring, hopefully we will see more of it.  It made me think of the summer weather coming later in the year - and inspired a summery card.  While lighthouses aren't specifically a summer thing, it is certainly much more pleasant to walk from the car park to the lighthouse in summer weather.

I would like to enter:

Double D Challenge - Lighthouse
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/08/lighthouse-challenge.html

CRAFT Challenge - Summer
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-647-summer.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is by From The Heart Stamps and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some nautical themed ephemera.

 

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Merry and Bright

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "No Stamp or Digital Image"

I tend to have most of the toppers, etc that are in the back of the paper pad left over after all the papers in the paper pad have been used.  This is a great theme for using one of them.


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added a topper from a paper pad. 

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
https://theoutlawzchallenges-friday.blogspot.com/2022/08/festive-fridays-challenge-august-5.html



Friday, 12 August 2022

Think Spring

 I took a bit of time out of my cleaning, tidying, etc after having been away from home to finish this card that I started yesterday.

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up image
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-challenge-130.html

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-48-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/week-31-anything-goes-colouring.html

 I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from All Dressed Up and the sentiment is by From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added Glossy Accents to the wellies to give them the shiny look that the prettier ones have.  The flowers are foam embellishments.


Thursday, 11 August 2022

Happy Birthday

 I have been without my craft supplies for over 2 weeks and so today I decided that I would work on a few projects.  This is the only one that managed to get completed so far.


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - August Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/08/august-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise - Anything Goes
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-49-augustus.html

The Crafter's Cafe - Autumn Colours
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/287-spring-or-autumn-colours.html

The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Centre Row)
https://theoutlawzchallenges-tuesday.blogspot.com/2022/08/tuesdays-color-challenge-august-9th-22nd.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some shell embellishments in the colours that I chose to use from the centre square of the Tic Tac Toe.

I followed the centre row of the Tic Tac Toe - shells (embellishments) from the left hand square, colours of red, orange and green from the centre square and then boat from the right hand square.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Butterfly Spanner Card

 I have two photos of this card as I didn't think the first photo shows the workings of the card.


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - S is for ...
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/171-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-s-for.html

I have followed a tutorial for a Spanner Panel Card at Butterfly Challenge.

I used all the elements of the wheel.

I used digital papers from Lozzy.  The Spanner element is acetate to which I added some butterfly stickers.

 

Dance A Little Every Day

We are at the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge for August at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs.

I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Tango.

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The sentiment is from Tiddly Inks.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added a die-cut rose and coloured the cut out areas with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Dies and/or Punches
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/week-652dies-andor-punches.html

Sheepski Designs - Anything Goes
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/08/challenge-65-anything-goes.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/week-30-anything-goes-colouring.html

Sponsor Details:

Sheepski Design Shop
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Facebook
Instagram


Saturday, 6 August 2022

Purple Penguins

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "Include A Penguin".  I had this trio of penguins printed out in my Awaiting Crafting box so this was a good opportunity to showcase them:


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Dilly Beans.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter:

Sweet Stampers - Christmas In July
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-70-christmas-in-july.html


Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Hummingbird

The sketch that I followed for this card was a good one for using up some smaller pieces of patterned paper.


I would like to enter:

Le'Ann's World - August Challenge
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2022/08/leanns-world-challenge-53.html

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/07/463-anything-goes-leanns-world-101.html

Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-74-schets.html

I have used an embossing folder to create the background.  I added two pieces of patterned paper (hexagon paper is fromt Little Scraps of Heaven, polka dot is from Bearly Mine Designs).  The image is from Le'Ann's World.  Colouring is with copic markers.

This is the sketch that I followed:



Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Hello

 I had a lot of difficulty with this card which I'll explain below.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Challenge - Monday Sentiment - Hello
https://theoutlawzchallenges-monday.blogspot.com/2022/08/monday-greetings-happy-hellos.html

The idea with this card was to die-cut the same image twice.  The first one was to be coloured on either the front or reverse and "printed" on to the card front.  The second one is coloured in the same materials and then added to the front of the card once dried.  There should be a shadowy print in the background.  The first time I did this I couldn't see the "printed" die cut at all.  This one is the second attempt and is only marginally better.  As we didn't have a video tutorial to follow and I'm a very visual learner, I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong.  I don't do well following written instructions as you can see.  If you look very very closely at the card you may be able to make out the "print".

I also added a sentiment from an adhesive chipboard sheet.

For You Friend

It is time for the reveal of the cards sent during the month of June by the Card Chain Challenge participants.  I sent my card to Joanne in CT.


These were the prompts for July



I have followed the sketch and the colours.  I also used the bird and friendship themes as well as the "something a friend sent you' and the stitches appear around the message on the inside of the card.

The birds are coloured digi images from Blackberry Jelly and the sentiment is by From The Heart Stamps.  The check piece in the background was sent to me by another CCC participant some time ago.  Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of who sent it to me.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Open Challenge - August Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Lia in Netherlands sent me a card in July but as I am currently away from home, I don't know whether it has arrived or not.  I don't want to ruin the surprise by looking at the card before I receive it so I haven't included it here.