Wednesday 10 April 2024

Lil Chicks

It is the start of the latest Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  The sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs.

I have used an image from Sheepski Designs called Lil Chicks.

I also used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some glitter stickers.

I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Anything Goes
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-85-anything-goes.html

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature (Lil Chicks)
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-85-anything-goes-with.html

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Hello Friend!

 Reveal time at Card Chain Challenge.  My card for March went to Barbara in Switzerland.


I have followed the sketch:

as well as the colours (my colour of choice being pink)

and also On the Farm and Friendship (from Theme Options) and String (from Product/Technique Options)

The image is from A Day for Daisies and the sentiment is from Imagine That.  Colouring is with copic markers.


Tuesday 2 April 2024

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved

 Path of Positivity Challenge is back after a couple of months intermission.   The theme this month is Power of Words: Love/Relationships.  There are a series of quotes that the Design Team used for their projects.  I have used the quote by George Sand: There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The images are from A Day For Daisies, PaperCrafting World and I'm not certain of the source of the bottom one.  I also added some heart stickers.

I would like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Sweet Treats
https://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/174-sweet-treats.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-253-anything-goes.html

The Crafters' Cafe - Food
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/306-food.html

 

Just For You

 Today is the start of the April Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  For this month, the themes are Inspired by Movie/Song/Book and/or Sketch Challenge.  I opted for the sketch challenge:

I have used a digital paper from Computer Scrapbook.  The images are from Bird's Cards, Create Me Pink, and Princess Bella Lockwood.  Colouring of the images is with copic markers and the edges have been inked with Distress Ink.  I added three rhinestones.

I would like to enter:

Colour Dare - Use three colours (Shortbread, Jade, Scarlet)
http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/2024/03/Challenge-594.html

The Crafters' Cafe - Food
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/306-food.html

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Sweet Treats
https://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/174-sweet-treats.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/pennys-challenge-568.html



Sunday 31 March 2024

Daisy Mouse

I am cutting this month's challenge at Beccy's Place a little fine.  I completed the card about a week ago but have just been struggling finding time to get on the computer and upload it.

and with the locking piece removed:


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - March Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and image from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ephemera.

I followed a tutorial for a Slide and Lock Card by Mrs A (Butterfly Challenge) 

I followed the centre row of the Tic Tac Toe for this month's challenge at Beccy's Place:



 

There is only one Happiness...

I struggled to decide what to do with this month's Progressive Freebie image at The Outlawz.  I finally decided that I would use both images

 


I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - March Image
https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/2024/02/march-2024-progressive-freebie-challenge.html

The paper is from a paper pad by DCWV (I think - it is a really old paper pad that has lost it's cover).  The images are both supplied with the challenge at The Outlawz.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to their shields.

Friday 29 March 2024

Here In the Darkness I Know Myself

I wanted to keep the rule of 3 with the embellishments but couldn't figure out where to put the third one.  I was inspired by the way her hands were held to add it as though she was holding it.

I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, sentiment and image from Gecko Galz.  I also partially inked a word stamp from Rubbadubbadoo and applied it in a few places on the digital paper.  The three flower/leaf additions are from an ephemera pack.

The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

I went with a pastel colour scheme for this one to match the image - but adding some brighter stars as highlights.


I would like to enter:

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

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

Red Riding Hood

 I usually only create three ATC for the challenge at Gecko Galz.  This time I created four as I couldn't decide which of the images in the set that I wanted to use.  I repeated one of the bases.

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz ATC Challenge - March Set
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/atc-monthly-challenge.html

Merry Christmas

We are starting to get cooler temperatures here in the morning so it is making me think snowflakes!


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and an image/sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I added some snowflake embellishments.

Happy Easter

 It is Good Friday here today, so the perfect time to upload this Easter Card:


 I would like to enter:

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

Craftlandia Challenge - Easter
https://craftartista.blogspot.com/2024/03/craftlandia-challenge-18.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I die-cut the word "Happy" three times using a die from Tattered Lace, then layered the dies to create a layered sentiment.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella with some Glossy Accents added to the flower centres.  I also added a piece of washi tape.

Amazing Mushroom Magic

This is the second of the more time consuming projects for this month's Gecko Galz Challenges.

The first view is of the front of the project:


and the inside of the accordian fold:


and finally the reverse of the accordian fold:


 

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Theme Challenge - March Project (Magical Mushrooms)
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-challengemagical-mushrooms.html

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

I followed a tutorial from one of the classes at the Cardmaking Success Summit.

Smell The Flowers

I have a few posts to upload today.

I'm starting with the projects that took the most work to complete.

There are a few pictures of the card, starting with the front of the card:

and the inside of the card:

and an aerial view of the card:

The greeting can be added to the inside of the Tent Fold card on the right hand side of the inside of the card.

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Card Challenge - March Image
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/monthly-card-challenge.html

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

I followed a tutorial for a Book Jacket Fold Card by Iced Images.

Monday 18 March 2024

Shine Bright

I'm running a bit behind schedule today - this challenge started a few hours ago.  For this challenge, at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we are sponsored by Polkadoodles.  As per usual, the theme is Anything Goes.


I have used an image by Polkadoodles called Fantasy Moon.


I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  Colouring is with watercolour pencils.  I also added a digital sentiment.

I would like to enter:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2024/03/wk-10-anything-goes-card-making-craft.html

Crafts Galore Encore - March Challenge
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

 


Wednesday 6 March 2024

Sunflower

I'm hoping for some sunshine today as it has been several days of rain.  It isn't quite sunrise at the time I'm typing this so I'm not sure what sort of day we are in for.

I would like to enter:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 272
https://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-sketches-at-sweet-sketch.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Newton's Nook.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the ladybird.  I also added some polka dot grosgrain ribbon to match with the colours and dots on the paper.

I followed a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday


 

Monday 4 March 2024

Think of the Beauty around you and be Happy

Beginning of March means it is time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by All Dressed Up.

I have used an image from All Dressed Up called Easter Chicks.


I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some flower ephemera and a digital sentiment. 

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/january-2024-challenge-148.html

Passion for Markers - Fabulous Florals
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/week-728-fabulous-florals.html

Classic Design Challenge - Feb/Mar Challenge
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/classic-design-challenge-02-2024-febmar.html

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

Friday 1 March 2024

Birthday

It is the start of March - and the start of the latest challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  The themes for March are Birthday and/or Funny/Humourous.

I struggle with humourous cards so opted for the Birthday option:

I have used a digital paper from Far Far Hill.  The image is from The East Wind and the sentiment is a clear stamp (from an old magazine I think).  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also dotted around some pearls.

I would like to enter:

Double D Challenges - Patterned Paper
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2024/02/patterned-paper.html

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/classic-design-challenge-02-2024-febmar.html

 

Thursday 29 February 2024

Guest Designer At Penny's Paper Crafty

 I was honoured to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty which starts today.  The sponsors for this challenge are Odynetika, Hetty Clare Art and Fred She Said.




I have used an image from Odynetika called Cuti Queen.

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper as well as some glitter cardstock.

I followed a tutorial for a 5 x 7 Double Tower Shutter Card by Iced Images.

I would like to enter:

Double D Challenges - Patterned Paper
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2024/02/patterned-paper.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-252-add-heart.html

Classic Design Open Challenge - I Love..
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/classic-design-challenge-02-2024-febmar.html

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-67-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

Colorful Options - Pink
https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024.html

Wednesday 28 February 2024

With All Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year

This is another fold that I haven't tried before.  It was quite fun to do so I'm sure that I'll use it again, particularly as it doesn't use 12 x 12 cardstock.


I would like to enter: 

Beccy's Place - February Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-challenge.html

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
https://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-156-anything-christmas-goes.html

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

I followed a tutorial for a Four Flap Display Fold Card by Iced Images.

So Sweet

 When I looked at this image, I thought immediately of a lattice pie so I found a digital paper and a sentiment that matched the theme.

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - February Image
https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/2024/01/february-2024-progressive-freebie.html

PINspirational Challenge - Ribbons
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/pinspirational-challenge-310-february.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is by Cara from The Outlawz and the sentiment is by Sasayaki Glitter .  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some grosgrain ribbon across the centre and dotted 3 pearls on the card itself.

Faith

The sun is back again today so I managed to get out for a walk and enjoy it.  It is amazing how much better I feel when the sun is out.

This is another of the cards that I created when the weather wasn't so great:

I would like to enter:

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
https://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/februari-challenge.html

Creative Knockouts - Die-cuts, punches, stencils
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2024/02/515-die-cutspunchesstencils.html

I have used two digital papers - the striped one is from Meinlila Park and and the floral one is from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Mirtillamente.  Colouring is with copic markers.   I also randomly stencilled the white space around the image using two different Distress Inks and two Tim Holtz stencils.

I followed this sketch from Cheerful Sketches:


 

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Merry Christmas

Another day of four seasons - chilly first thing then rain off and on and sunshine for some of the afternoon.  This is a card that I crafted when it was raining.


I would like to enter:

The Paper Shelter - Favourites (Christmas)
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-584-your-favourites.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
https://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-sketches-at-sweet-sketch.html

PINspirational Challenge - Ribbons
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/pinspirational-challenge-310-february.html

I have used a digital paper from Far Far Hill.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and the sentiment has been typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also added two puff present stickers and some satin ribbon.

I followed this (rotated) sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:


 

Happy Christmas

 I woke up really early this morning so I am typing up a few posts from cards that I created yesterday.  I'm hoping to go for a walk as soon as it is light enough (still dark at the moment).

I would like to enter:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes with an image from All Dressed Up
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/january-2024-challenge-148.html

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-709-christmas.html

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 144
https://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-sketches-at-sweet-sketch.html

I have used two papers from Trimgym.  The image is from All Dressed Up.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some gems from a snowflake themed gem packet.

I followed this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:


Just For You

 I used some of my paper scraps for this card:


I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/pennys-challenge-565.html

Cheerful Sketches - Sketch
https://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/februari-challenge.html

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-252-add-heart.html

I have used digital papers from Little Scraps of Heaven (sun) and Doodle Pantry (flowers).  The image is from Last Minute Manda and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some green heart gems.

I followed this sketch from Cheerful Sketches:


Monday 26 February 2024

Celebrate

It has been raining off and on here today so I managed to do some crafting.  I am going to upload one tonight but leave the others until tomorrow.


I would like to enter:

Passion For Markers - Dies and/or Punches
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/week-727-dies-andor-punches.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/pennys-challenge-565.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the sentiment is typed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink of Stella.  The die-cut is cut with a die from Memory Box.

Saturday 24 February 2024

Spread Your Wings

I decided on a non-Steampunk paper this month - I liked the blues and pinks in the image and felt this paper worked really well with those colours.  The garden theme of the paper works with the dragonfly too.

 


I would like to enter:

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

Critter Crazy Challenge - Feature a Creature
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-83-anything-goes-with.html

The digital paper, image and sentiment are all from Gecko Galz.  

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Another chilly morning (compared to what it has been) so I think that we are definitely heading into Autumn.  

This is one of the cards that I completed a couple of days ago and finally got the chance to upload.  I have the final three of the Gecko Galz Challenges to upload today and then that is one thing off my To Do List.


I would like to enter:

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

The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
https://theoutlawzchallenges-friday.blogspot.com/2024/01/festive-friday-challenge-february-2-to.html

The Outlawz Challenges - February Linky
https://outlawzchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/01/february-2024-linky.html

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

Find Your Happy

This fun fold was perfect for this image from Gecko Galz.

and with the separate card removed from the pocket

I would like to enter:

Gecko Galz Card Challenge - February Image
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/monthly-card-challenge.html

Crafty gals Corner - Add A Heart
https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-252-add-heart.html

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

I followed a tutorial for a Pocket Pillar Card by Sam Calcott.

Friday 23 February 2024

Congratulations

After a cold start to the day with ominous looking clouds, this afternoon has turned it around and we now have some lovely sunshine.  

I still managed to find some time to finish off some projects and photograph them.

 

I would like to enter:

Sheepski Designs - Anything Goes
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-83-anything-goes.html

The Paper Funday - No Patterned Paper
https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-challenge-62-anything.html

Sketch Saturday - Sketch + Something You Love (swinking)
https://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2024/02/sketch-744.html

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge - Anything Floral Goes
https://beautifulblossomschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/beautiful-blossoms-challenge-anything.html

I have used an image from Sheepski Designs.  I used one of the techniques that I love - swinking - to create the two corner pieces.  I think it is a term coined by Laurel Beard (but I might be wrong) where you swipe the ink across the paper.  I then die-cut using the same die as the centre piece.  I inked the edges of the image panel with the same Distress Ink.

I followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday.