Monday, 31 October 2022

Joy and Love

Today is the start of November - which means participating in the Annual Holiday Cards Challenge at Beccy's Place.  Each day of the month has an alphabet prompt along with another few days with other prompts to make up the 30 days.  For the first day, the prompt is the letter A.

 
the greeting on the reverse:


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards - Day One (A)
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards-challenge.html
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2022/11/day-1-a.html

I have used the following A items:

Angel - image from Beccy's Place (retired?)

Angled Gatefold Card - tutorial by Sam Calcott

Apple Green - Copic Marker G14

Acacia - Copic Marker Y04

Apricot - Copic Marker YR16

Abyss Green - Copic Marker BG75

Ash Rose - Copic Marker E70

Alpaca - foam embellishment

The sentiment is also from Beccy's Place




Saturday, 29 October 2022

Background

The optional twist for this week at CHNC is "Create Your Own Background".  I made two different pieces for my background using two techniques.  I have a stencilled piece as well as a gelli plate piece.


I have used a gelli plate and some acrylic paints to create one of the layers of the background.  The front piece uses some Nuvo Stencil paste and a Tim Holtz stencil.  The image is from Redonkulous.

I would like to enter:

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-10-2022-anything-goes-winner.html

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Happy Christmas

The challenge at Carlin's Map Paradise asked for wreath and a bow.  I found an image at Beccy's Place which has both!


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - October Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-challenge.html

Carlin's Map Paradise -  Wreath and Bow
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-51-oktober.html

I have used a paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  I raised up the wreath and sentiment to give some more dimension.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Merry and Bright

I didn't get to this one yesterday, so I'm starting the day with it.  I'm waiting for the washing machine to finish so I can hang out the washing while it isn't meant to rain for a while. Hopefully the weather forecast is correct as it often isn't.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I picked up one of the colours that was in both the digital paper and image to use as a matting colour.  I also die-cut some candles using a Poppy Stamps die.  I cut it in different colours and then used the second colour as in-fill for the first colour.

Monday, 24 October 2022

Paint Me With Black Wings

After a break during the day to get other things done, I'm returning to writing some more posts.  I have a couple more after this that may or may not get done today.  I'm just waiting for dinner to heat at the moment so will need to stop when it is ready to eat.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Gothic Image - October Challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-monthly-gothic-challenge.html

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

Autumn Blessings

 I love the colors of autumn.  It was lovely to see this month's image at Gecko Galz was autumn themed, especially as I also had some autumn sentiments from Gecko Galz.


I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Monthly Image Challenge - October Image
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html

PINspirational Challenge - Autumn Colors and Leaves
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/pinspirational-challenge-294-october.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I also added a leaf embellishment and some pearls.

 

Happy Halloween

 I needed another image for the belly band for the card and couldn't decide what to use and then realised the optional twist at Beccy's Place is to include plants - so I used an image with the produce of plants.

card opened:

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - October Challenge
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-challenge.html

Creative Knockouts - Halloween
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/10/475-halloween-klm-designs.html

I have used the digital paper and image from the October Challenge at Beccy's Place.  The sentiment comes from one of Beccy's sets.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I have followed a tutorial for a twisted easel card by Sam Calcott.

Dream On

I decided to create a hanging ornament with the Digital Stamp image from Gecko Galz.  I can't locate the thread that I want to use to hang it so I have added the eyelet but not the thread as yet.


I would like to enter:

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

I have used the October image from Gecko Galz along with a lyric sentiment also from Gecko Galz.  Colouring is with Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.  I have two sets of these paints and have used paints from both sets.

Have A Magical Christmas

I love doing Christmas cards in non-traditional colors but I think this is the first time that I have used Halloween colors.

 


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Halloween Colors
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-530-halloween-or-halloween.html

CRAFT Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-655-christmas-non-traditional.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween Colors
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-236-halloween-colours.html

I have used a digital paper from Trimgym.  The image is from Paper Shelter and the sentiment is a clear stamp which I think came from a magazine (this was pre-stamped and in my Awaiting Crafting box so I can't be certain of it's source).  I also die-cut some snowflakes using a set of Poppy Stamps dies.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I'm here for the Boos!

I had the perfect paper for this image.  I had bought this paper pad a few years ago when I saw it and still had this one left in it.  We don't get a lot of Halloween paper pads and embellishments so it is a case of grabbing things when you see them. I wish I had bought another pad as I haven't seen any since.


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge -  Creepy Cute Ghost
https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/2022/09/progressive-freebie-challenge-october.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image, banner and sentiment are all from Oddball Art.  Colouring is with Wink of Stella pen.  I also added some PeelCraft stickers.

Gorgeous

This is my second post for today.  I have many more to get done today but since I woke up early and I'm trying not to make too much noise, it is a good time to get some of them done.


I would like to enter:

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

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

Bohemian Rhapsody

I'm going to have a few posts today as I finished some of my monthly projects over the long weekend.  I'm starting with the Monthly Theme project at Gecko Galz.

 

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Monthly Challenge - Bohemian Rhapsody
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-challenge-bohemian-rhapsody.html

I have used a digital paper from Gecko Galz.  The images and the sentiment are also from Gecko Galz.

I followed a tutorial for a 4 x 5 Cheats Verrsion Triple Panel Shutter Card.

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Poinsettia

This week's optional twist at CHNC is "Use A Flower or Two or More"


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio. The image is from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some pre-made poinsettia embellishments.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Poinsettia
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/christmas-kickstart-challenge-67.html

Thursday, 20 October 2022

Pumpkin

The second Anything Goes Challenge for the month of October started a few days ago and somehow this post didn't get published.  Sponsor for the challenge is Sheepski Designs.


I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Trick or Treat.


I also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and a sentiment from Create with TLC as well as washi tape and a sticker.

I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Autumn Things/Halloween
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-67-autumn-things-incl.html

Cupcake Inspirations - Halloween Fun
https://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2022/10/cupcake-inspirations-challenge-555.html

Sponsor Details:

Sheepski Design Shop
Blog
Facebook
Instagram


 

 


Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Many Happy Returns of the Day

I'm starting to feel a little better today so I'm going to try and get some cards uploaded.  The image I have used is the freebie image for this month's challenge at Pattie's Creations.


 and the inside:


I would like to enter:

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-199.html

Creative Knockouts - Finish The Inside
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/10/474-finish-inside-patties-creations.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/week-40-anything-goes-colouring.html

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Surf and Sand

I used a 120g packet of sweets in this gift box and still had some room to spare.  And that is with careful filling so that very little spilled into the cross piece and the other side of the letter.  It could probably easily hold 2-3 packets.

This is the front:


and opened up to show the contents:

 


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Gift Bag or Box
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-654-gift-bag-or-box.html

I have used digital papers from Trimgym.  The image is from All Dressed Up.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some ephemera, some shell embellishments and some pearls. 

I followed a tutorial for a Letter H Gift Box by Sam Calcott.

Sunshine

 I have been struggling a bit with a persistant cough that is draining my energy.  I had a few things to post today and have tried to do a little bit at a time.  I just realised that I hadn't shared my NZ Card Group card for October which has now been received.

 


 

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/pennys-challenge-532.html

I followed a tutorial from Splitcoasters.  The tutorial said "drizzle in a little dish soap".  My first attempt resulted in the bubbles disappearing.  After consulting one of the other members of the group, I followed her suggestion and added quite a bit extra dishwashing liquid and it worked.

Have A Sweet Celebration

 I have a number of non-card tutorials that I have saved that I want to try.  I have been working on two for the challenge at CRAFT.  This is the first one and I hope to have the other one uploaded some time tomorrow.


I would like to enter:

CRAFT Challenge - Gift Bag or Box
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-654-gift-bag-or-box.html

I have used digital paper from Trimgym.  The sentiment and the sundae and ice-cream images are from The Cutting Cafe.  The pieces in the pocket are from Create with TLC.

I have followed a tutorial for an Apron Gift Box by Sam Calcott.

Thinking Of You

 I had fun with the Alter It Challenge at The Paper Shelter.  I used an image called "Chinese Food" and cropped so that only the cat and some surrounding lines remained.  The surrounding lines looked like earth contours so I coloured them accordingly.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Alter It
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-529-alter-it.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Creature as Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-67-anything-goes-with.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-82.html

I have used a digital paper offcut from my Awaiting Crafting Box.  The image is part of an image from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some nature stickers.

Monday, 17 October 2022

Summer Time!

 The Challenge for October at Path of Positivity is Celebrate Your Favourite Season.  There are things that I like about both Autumn and Summer and I couldn't decide which was my favourite.  After showcasing Autumn for the start of the challenge, I have moved on to Summer for the Midway Inspiration.

 


I have used a digital paper.  The images are from Doodle Dragon Studio, Sami Stamps and Neat and Tangled (from top to borrom) and the sentiment is from Trimgym.  Colouring is with copic markers.


You're Never Too Old To Beg For Free Candy

It is Midway Inspiration Time for the October Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I have used images and sentiments from a set by Jan's Digi Stamps called Candy Corn Witch.

 Front of card:


Inside of card:



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

I followed a tutorial for a Four Panel Pop-Up Card.

I would like to enter:

The Paper Funday - It's All About Candy
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-2022-challenge-46-anything-goes.html

Colour Crazy Challenge - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/week-41-anything-goes-colouring.html

Passion For Markers - Anything Goes
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/week-662anything-goes.html

Sunday, 16 October 2022

Best Wishes

 I have used all the prompts for the Butterfly Challenge.  I found this one a bit easier to match the colours in the prompts.  The canary yellow is a little hard to pick up from the angle of this photo but it is the two butterflies that are on the front of the lower cubes (probably also hard to tell that they are butterflies)


I would like to enter:

Butterfly Challenge - C is for..
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/174-spin-butterfly-wheel-with-c-for.html

I have used papers from Rosie's Studio.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  The blue butterfly is a sticker attached to white cardstock and then fussy cut. 

The card fold can be found here.

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Too Cute To Spook

It is the start of the Fall Colours Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

I have used:

Scribbles Designs - Scary Cat (Free)

Scribbles Designs - Too Cute To Spook

Scribble Doodle Designs - Leaves Digi Paper


I also used some wooden leaf embellishments (that I wish I had bought more of at the time).

I would like to enter:

Sweet Stampers - Autumn or Halloween
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-73-autumn-or-halloween.html

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2022/09/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-82.html

Critter Crazy - Creature as a Feature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-67-anything-goes-with.html

Merry Christmas

The optional twist at CHNC this week is "Include A Stocking". 


I have used a paper from a paper pack.  The image/sentiment is from PaperCrafting World.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added pearls to the corners of the image/sentiment panel.


Tis The Season

We are at the midway point of the Colour Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  The colours are optional but if you want to follow them, they are Intense Oranges, Deep Reds, Rich Browns, Warm Greens, Vivid Purples.  I used the Deep Reds, Rich Browns, Vivid Purples with a touch of Warm Greens. My printer didn't print the Rich Brown of the digital paper I used anywhere near the richness of colour it showed on my computer.


I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is on one of the banners.  I also used some grosgrain ribbon and gems.  The banners are from a Teresa Collins embellishment sheet.


Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Thank You

I am hoping that this counts as mostly pink - I hadn't realised how much white space there is!  The leaves are coloured in light purple so that they don't detract from the pink flowers.

 


 

I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2022/10/wk-40-anything-goes-card-making.html

Creations In Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-50-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Digi Choosday and I can't locate the source of the sentiment.  I thought I knew who the designer was but I can't find it among their sentiments.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some pink gems.

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Let It Snow

This week at CHNC, our optional twist is "Focus on the Sentiment".  I had this sentiment in my Awaiting Crafting box that was perfect.  Only problem is I can't figure out the source of it.  If anyone recognises it, can they please leave me a comment and I will acknowledge the creator.


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  As I said above, I am uncertain of the source of this sentiment.  I also added a couple of glitter gems on the diagonal.  I also added some gold Stickles over the design around the sentiment.

I would like to enter:

The Holly And Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-125-anything-christmas-goes.html

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Let It Snow

 I haven't managed to enter the challenge at Marianne Design for some time for one reason or another.  I was inspired by the theme this time to join in.


I would like to enter:

Marianne Design - Snowman
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-301.html

I have used the following Marianne Design products

PK9077 - Paper

PP1405 - Image from Downloads link on Marianne Designs blog

COL1350 - Alphabet

CR1256 - Snowflake

Monday, 3 October 2022

Leaves are Falling, Autumn Is Calling

 It is the start of the October Challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month, the optional twist is Something Special about your favourite season.  I have two favourite seasons so it was hard to choose just one.  In the end, I decided upon Autumn.  I love all the beautiful colours that are around at that time of the year.


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The images are from Imagine That Digis (basket) and Anne's Digital Art (leaves).  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I also added some gold leaf embellishments that have been languishing in my stash for a very long time.

I would like to enter:

Craftlandia - Leaves
https://craftartista.blogspot.com/2022/09/craftlandia-challenge-12.html


We wish you a Merry Christmas

We are at the start of the October 2022 Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I have used an image and sentiment from a set by Jan's Digis called Winter Snowbirds.  This set is a new release and is on special for the month.


 

I have also used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I have followed a tutorial for a Diamond Stair Stepper Card by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design Open Challenge - October Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/classic-design-challenge-october-10.html

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/october-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Sunday, 2 October 2022

For A Friend

 It is time for the reveal of the cards sent during September at Card Chain Challenge.  This time, my card went to Joanne in California.


These are the prompts we had:




I have used all the prompts with the exception of Z and Iris Folding,

The image is from Digi Darla and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.


Believe In Yourself

We are at the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for the month of October 2022.  This image is so representative of our weather at the moment!  For this Challenge, we are sponsored by LeAnn's World


I  have used an image from LeAnn's World called Sher and Mike.


Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the rainfall.  I used some offcuts of patterned paper as well as added some ephemera.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/09/pennys-challenge-531.html

Colour Crazy - Hand Colouring
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/week-39-anything-goes-colouring.html

Sending A Cheery Hello

 I jusr found out that the recipient of my swap card for our little New Zealand swap group has received my card.  I just missed her letting me know it had arrived a few days ago and hadn't had a chance to check again since.

This month we were creating a Mini Miura Card following a tutorial by Sam Calcott.


I have used paper from a paper pad by Uniti along with some silver glitter cardstock which I think may also be from Uniti.  The butterflies were from an ephemera pack and I was pleasantly surprised at how well they matched as I think they may have been from a different brand.  The sentiment is from My PaperCrafting World.

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2022/10/challenge-67-anything-goes-with.html

CHNC Patterned Paper - October Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/09/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html

Trick or Treat

 I am honoured to be a Guest Designer for the Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge.  This month featured a poem.  My inspiration came from the following lines:

The month is Amber,
Gold and Brown.
Blue ghosts of smoke
Float through the town.

To see the whole rhyme, visit the challenge here.


I have used an image from the sponsor Polkadoodles called Winnie's Trick or Treat Halloween Witch.  This image comes in both Black and White and Coloured.  I chose to work with the Black and White Version.

I also used a paper from a paper pad.  The ghosts are from a confetti pack.  I attached some to the front frame and some to the background.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I followed a tutorial for a Pop Up Frame Card by Sam Calcott.  Her one was white on white but I'm quite pleased with the result of adding colour.

I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2022/09/wk-38-anything-goes-card-making.html

PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (pumpkin faces)
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/10/pinspirational-challenge-294-october.html

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Happy Birthday

We are at the midway of the Anything Goes Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


I have used:

Scribbles Designs - Brrryce Party Hat
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2018/01/262-brrryce-party-hat-300.html

Scribbles Designs - CP HBDay
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/0157-cp-hbday-100.html

Scribble Doodle Designs - Snowflake Digi Paper
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com/2016/12/freebie-friday-snowflakes-digi-paper.html

Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some glitter domes.

I would like to enter:

Double D Challenges - Things That Fall (snowflakes)
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/09/things-that-fall.html



Happy Holiday

 It is time for the October challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This month, the themes are Autumn Harvest and/or Houses.  We are sponsored by Alex Syberia Designs.


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


Colouring is with copic markers.  The paper used for the bag is from a Kaisercraft paper pad and the handles are ric-rac braid.

I followed a tutorial for a Hanging Gift Bag by Sam Calcott.

I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Food and Drink (grapes, gingerbread house, cinnamon sticks)
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/week-660food-and-drink.html

Just A Little Christmas Cheer

This week at CHNC, the optional twist is "For Someone Special"


I have used an embossing folder for the background and then inked over it with Distress Ink.  The image is from Sami Stamps and the sentiment is from Deedee's Digis.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking around the sentiment is with Distress Ink.

I would like to enter:

Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/09/challenge-124-anything-christmas-goes.html