Wednesday 19 June 2024

You are never too old

 I running a bit late with my midway inspiration post for Path of Positivity (I should have posted it yesterday).  Anyway, the optional twist for June is Power Of Words: Goals/Dreams.

My goal is to learn NZ Sign Language or Te Reo - not sure which yet - or maybe even both depending on how I go.

I have used a digital paper.  The images are also digital.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/06/june-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html


Merry Christmas

 It is time for the midway inspiration for the June Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  The optional twist is North Pole.

I have used a digital paper by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is by Sassy Studio Designs and the sentiment is unknown.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking is Distress Oxide.  I also added some reindeer patterned ribbon and some gift themed puff stickers.

I would like to enter:

The Holly & Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/06/challenge-165-anything-christmas-goes.html

Christmas Kickstart Challenge - It's A Gift
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/06/christmas-kickstart-challenge-87-its.html

Every day is Cupcake Day!

The latest Anything Goes Challenge has started at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, the sponsor is The Paper Shelter.

I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called Tea Time

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper and a sentiment from Create with TLC.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2024/06/challenge-71-anything-goes-in-mainly.html


Monday 3 June 2024

Sup, Foxy?

The Anything Goes Challenge for the first half of June is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

I have used an image by Polkadoodles called Poppy Flowers Autumn Fall Fox.


I also used a digital paper by Delicious Doodles and a sentiment by Zap Pow Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some woodland themed stickers.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore - June Challenge
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/06/june-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

PINspirational Challenge - Flowers
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/06/pinspirational-challenge-314-june.html

 

Warm Winter Wishes

 This month's two themes at Incy Wincy Designs are Summer Flowers and/or Winter Snow.   We are at the start of winter here, so I have created a winter themed card:


 I would like to enter

 Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/05/challenge-164-anything-christmas-goes.html

Wednesday 29 May 2024

Happy Birthday

This month, Beccy has a coin toss as part of her challenge.  I flipped:

Tails - Oval or circle card (oval)

Heads - Kraft Cardstock (under sentiment)

Heads - Use ribbon (across the card under the image)

Tails - Ink The Edges (both card and fussy cut image have inked edges)

Heads - Add Flowers (image)


I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - May Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-challenge.html

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2024/05/522-anything-goes-beccys-place.html

The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Flowers
https://theoutlawzchallenges-thursday.blogspot.com/2024/05/twisted-thursdays-may-2-june-5-2024.html

The Outlawz Challenges - May Linky
https://outlawzchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/may-2024-linky.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  I fussy cut the image and inked the edges with Distress Oxide.  I matted the sentiment with some printed kraft cardstock.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some narrow ribbon across the card.

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Steampunk Fairy

I added some watercolouring to the image to bring out the colours a little as my printer seems to print the colours fairly muted.


I would like to enter:

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

I used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz.  I added colour with watercolour pencils and also added some gears die-cut with dies from Memory Box.

You are better than the best

I added some colour to the roses in the image to match the ephemera that I added.


 I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper and an image from Gecko Galz.  I added an ephemera sentiment along with some ephemera flowers.

Secret Garden

 I couldn't narrow the images down to just make three cards so I printed two of the bases twice to make five cards:

 


I would like to enter:

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

I have used the bases and some of the images from the May ATC set from Gecko Galz.

Fantasy Fairy

 We are having a day of sunshine and rain without any warning.  I hung out my washing earlier today as the sky was blue and it has since been rained on twice so it is possibly wetter than when I put it out despite the sun currently shining.  Oh well, not much I can do about it.


I would like to enter:

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

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

Swan & Fairy

I found another card fold that I haven't used before.


 

I would like to enter:

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

I have used digital papers and an image by Gecko Galz

I followed a tutorial for a Flippen Flappen Card by Iced Images.

Happy Birthday

 There was a choice of two images for the Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  I decided I would use both of them:

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - May Image
https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/2024/04/may-2024-progressive-freebie-challenge.html

The Outlawz Challenges - May Linky
https://outlawzchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/may-2024-linky.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The images are both by Sandra from The Outlawz and the sentiment is stamped (not sure of the source).  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some gems in sets of three.

Christmas Tree

 I have a few posts to upload progressively today and tomorrow.  


I would like to enter:

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

Let's Craft and Create - Baby Blue and/or Pretty Pink
https://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/challenge-207-ag-baby-blue-or-pretty.html

CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/05/challenge-721-christmas.html

I have used a digital paper and image from Gecko Galz. I printed out the image twice and then fussy cut the presents from the second image and used mount tape to raise them up to give some more dimension.

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Art washes away.....the dust of everyday life

 Midway inspiration at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist this month is Power of Words: Art/Creativity.

In honour of NZ Music Month, I have created a music themed page.  Each year I listen to NZ Music for the month of May.  There are a lot of events on but I just content myself with listening to music at home.

I have used a arty digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The images are from KennyK Stamps.  I also added some musical themed stickers that I bought at Daiso (a Japanese themed store).  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore - May Challenge
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-2024-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html

Monday 20 May 2024

Dear Ice Cream

The latest Anything Goes Challenge is now running at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, the sponsor is All Dressed Up.

I have used an image by All Dressed Up called Summer Ice Cream.

I also used a sentiment from Create with TLC and a digital paper (source unknown).  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/pennys-challenge-571.html

All Dressed Up - May Challenge
https://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-2024-challenge-151.html

Crafts Galore Encore - May Challenge
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-2024-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html

Thursday 16 May 2024

Elves at Work

 It is midway inspiration time at 12 Months of Christmas.  The optional twist for the May Challenge is Elves.

I have used a digital paper by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles (May 2024 paper for 12 Months of Christmas).  The image/sentiment is by Scribbles Designs and has been die-cut using a stitched edge rectangle die.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  To continue the elf theme, I also added some elf patterned ribbon and an elf dimensional sticker (along with a gift and star from the same sheet)

I would like to enter:

Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/05/challenge-163-anything-christmas-goes.html

Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge - Die-cuts (stitched edge rectangle die)
https://girlzcreativechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/05/challenge-72-die-cut-enof-punches.html

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Creativity Is ...

 The May Challenge at Path of Positivity has started and the optional twist is Power of Words: Art/Creativity.


 I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The image is from Sliekje Digital Stamps and the quotation is typed on the computer.  I also added a paint palette sticker.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking is with Distress Oxides.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore - May Challenge
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-2024-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html

PINspirational Challenge - Patterned Paper
https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/pinspirational-challenge-313-may.html

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/classic-design-challenge-04-2024-aprmay.html

Monday 6 May 2024

Spring

 Today is the start of the first Anything Goes Challenge for May at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this fortnight, we are sponsored by Mirtillamente Digital Stamps.


I have used an image from Mirtillamente Digital Stamps called Ready for Spring

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some tulip stickers and some gems.

I would like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - April Showers May Flowers
https://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html

Classic Design Open Challenge - Anything Goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/classic-design-challenge-04-2024-aprmay.html

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/pennys-challenge-570.html


Thursday 2 May 2024

Happy Spring

 The May challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is under way.  The themes for this month are Spring and/or Animals.

When I think of spring I think of daffodils bearing the first buds of the season.  For me, Spring is still a number of months away but it is nice to create a spring card when the cooler winter temperatures are just starting to hit.

I have used a digital paper from Pixel Scrapper.  The image is from The Stamping Boutique and the sentiment is from Anji's Antics.  Colouring is with copic markers and inking with Distress Ink.  I also added a spring themed ribbon and some gems.

I would like to enter:

The Paper Funday - Paper Shoppe
http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-2024-challenge-65-anything-goes.html

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - May Flowers
https://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html

 

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Happy Birthday

 I have had this image printed out all month trying to decide what to create with it.  I decided in the end to just go CAS with it and make the sentiment the feature.

I also decided to use a digital paper that was part of a challenge late last year.  At the time, I discovered there was a paper to go with the image after I had already completed my card.  When I was struggling to decide what colours to go with for this image, the paper helped me out a lot.

I would like to enter:

Beccy's Place - April Challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-challenge.html

I have used a digital paper and the sentiment from Beccy's Place.  I added a satin ribbon across the card (matching one of the colours from the digital paper.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

For A Friend

This is my second last card for April.  I have another one started that might be a bit hit or miss whether it gets completed and uploaded today.

 

I would like to enter:

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie - April Image
https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/2024/03/april-2024-progressive-freebie-challenge.html

The Outlawz Challenges - April Linky
https://outlawzchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/april-2024-linky.html

I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper (Marisa).  The image is the one provided by The Outlawz for the April Challenge.  I added a doily sprayed with Dylusion Sprays.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment has been typed on the computer.

Spread your wings and fly

I finally managed to complete all the posts for my participation in the Gecko Galz April Challenges.  I had finished the project yesterday morning but I wasn't happy with the photograph when I went to upload it last night.  I had to wait until this morning until the light was better.  I made it with about 9 hours to spare!


I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I added some butterfly stickers which I had added to white cardstock and then fussy cut.

Monday 29 April 2024

Spooky

 I received some tiny clear stickers in a Happy Mail some time ago (so long that I can't remember who sent them to me).  I finally found a project that I wanted to use them on.

I would like to enter:

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

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.  I added the clear stickers that I mentioned above.

Embrace Your Beauty

 This challenge is a new one at Gecko Galz this month replacing the Stamp Challenge.  Personally, I liked the ability to colour the image for the Stamp Challenge but I guess it wasn't popular with others so it has now been replaced.


I would like to enter:

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

Merry Christmas

I focussed on the darker colours of the image to choose the paper.  This one isn't from a Christmas set but I feel it does work for almost any occasion.

I would like to enter:

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

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

Black Cat Moon

I usually only create one ATC per base but for the second time, I decided to create a fourth one.

 





I would like to enter:

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

I have used an ATC set from Gecko Galz.

 

Sugar and Spice

 I am cutting it a bit fine with the challenges at Gecko Galz this month.  It has just been one of those months that has disappeared way too quickly.

I would like to enter:

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

I have used two digital papers, image and sentiment from Gecko Galz.

I followed a tutorial for a Triple Faux Stepper card by Iced Images.

Monday 22 April 2024

The Beach is the Answer

This fortnight's Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is sponsored by Pattie's Creations.  

I wish I could swap places with this gnome - it is cold and gloomy here today.

I have used an image by Pattie's Creations called Hibiscus The Tropical Gnome.

I also used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I inked the cloudy background using Distress Oxides.  The sentiment is from Ginger's House.

I would like to enter:

Pattie's Creations  - Challenge  217
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-217.html

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-254-anything-goes.html

 

 

Always Beside You

 Midway Inspiration for the April Challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional twist for April is The Power of Words: Love/Relationships.

The first image is the wedding, the second is leaving for Honeymoon and the third on the honeymoon.


I have used a digital paper from PixelScrapper.  I used images by From The Heart Stamps, Nutcrafters, and Scrap Happy Paper Crafter.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added one of the quotes for the April Challenge and some resin flower stickers.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - April Challenge
https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

Thursday 18 April 2024

Candy Cane Hugs and Christmas Kisses

This post is a couple of days late as I have been mostly off the computer for the past week.

Anyway, this is my inspiration card for the midway of the April Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  The optional twist is Christmas Candy - and I've loaded my card with candy canes!

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Mine came out more blue rather than the teal from the 12 Months of Christmas posts.  My printer seems to have a mind of it's own when printing some colours.  I also used an image that I'm not sure of the source of and a sentiment by From The Heart Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter:

I will search for some challenges shortly




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.