Sunday, 30 November 2014

Red Cardinal

I may not have the colours correct on this bird as it is one we don't have in New Zealand.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 088 + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/11/24/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-88/
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-205.html


I have used two different papers for this card.  The lower one is from a paper pad by MME and the wood grain one is from Kaisercraft.  The little scallops are also from a die-cut from Kaisercraft (this is the left over piece from another card!).  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and coloured with copic markers to match the colour palette.  I added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker (pumice stone)

Here is the inspiration picture I followed:


This time I followed the sketch, twist and colour palette.


My Calendar - February

Another page for next year's calendar completed!



I would like to enter my calendar into these challenges:
Love to Create - Colour Inspiration
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-143-color-inspired.html
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything But A Card
http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/?p=1918\


I have used Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone and Peacock Feathers for the background.  The images are from Flonzcraft and inked with Distress Ink - Crushed Olive which I felt gave a softer look than black.  I coloured the Jazz image with copic markers RV29 and BG13.  The treble clefs are cut from Textured Cardstock from DCWV using a Memory Box die.



Orange and Purple

I love the combination of orange and purple together - but I left this one a bit last minute!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenge - Orange and Purple
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/november-monthly-challenge.html
Eureka Stamps - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/eureka-stamps-challenge-116-non.html
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/anything-goes-challenge.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The lace is from Sullivans and the ribbon from American Crafts.  I die-cut a snowflake circle from glitter cardstock (DCWV) using a Memory Box die.  I used the same cardstock for the matting.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and is coloured with copic markers with the trim highlighted with Stickles.

Yellow Purple and Orange for Christmas

I have used a combination of three non-traditional colours for Christmas - no red or green to be seen!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Non-traditional Christmas colours
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/eureka-stamps-challenge-116-non.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with warm greys, cool greys, purple and orange.  I used orange glitter cardstock from DCWV for the matting and purple pearls for embellishments.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Day 30 - Do What You Love

This is a great theme to finish the month off!  I made it through the entire month completing every challenge with a Beccy's Place image and/or sentiment!  At times I regretted giving myself the extra challenge but having done that I wasn't going to give in!  I am definitely stubborn!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 30
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  I had already coloured the image before I chose the paper as I had a colour scheme in mind!  Fortunately I was able to find a paper that was a good match!  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers G000, G14, R59, R46, Y28, E15.  I added some Star Dust Stickles to the partridge, Gold Stickles to the bow and Glossy Accents to the pears.  I have also die-cut three star and bow dies from gold glitter cardstock from American Crafts.

For this card I have used my favourite colouring medium of copic markers and my favourite dies - Memory Box.  This image is also my favourite Beccy's Place image and of course I had to include some Glossy Accents and Stickles too!

Day 27 - Create Something Regional

Since it is summer time here for Christmas, I was inspired to use a non-Christmas image in traditional Christmas colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 27
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html


I have used a bauble patterned paper from DCWV for the background.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic markers.  I cut the image into a tag shape matted with red cardstock.  I also used a sentiment from Beccy's Place cut into a tag and matted with red cardstock.  I added some red bird shaped buttons.  As it is summertime here we definitely have birds flying around and chirping away happily!  I added some red and white Christmas ribbon from American Crafts to the bottom of the card.
 

Owl Wish You

An owl themed card which will probably be for my son:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge - Owl Wish You
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/2014/11/2/novembers-challenge-owl-wish-you-

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is Owl Wish You from Gerda Steiner.  I coloured with copic markers, die-cut with a Spellbinders die and then added some coloured pearls around the edge.  I also used some glittery lace from Sullivans, a lime green flower and a rhinestone for the centre.

Jar Shaped Card

As soon as I saw this image from Imagine That I knew I wanted to create a shaped card.  However, it has taken me all month to complete it!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Imagine That - Progressive Challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/novembers-challenge-is-here.html

I have sized the image from Imagine That large enough to create a shaped card.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then added some gold Stickles around the edge of the ribbon and some Glossy Accents to the holly berries. 


Three Tags

I decided to combine the two Christmas tags with a Steampunk tag for this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Progressive Christmas Challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/monthly-christmas-challenge-november.html

I have used a cream based Christmas paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The tags are all from Digi Stamps for Joy - the two Christmas ones are part of the Progressive Christmas Challenge.  I coloured the tags with copic markers and added some Stickles to the centres of the snowflakes.  I die-cut a re-inforcing ring for each of the tags from glitter cardstock (DCWV). 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

For some reason, that line is the one I remember most from this tune!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/78-delicious-doodles.html
Bearly Mine Challenges - Christmas Cards
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/november-2014-challenge-christmas-cards.html
Delicious Doodles - Let's Face The Music
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-112-lets-face-music.html
Craft Your Passion - Baby It's Cold Outside
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-241-baby-its-cold-outside.html
Eureka Stamps - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/eureka-stamps-challenge-116-non.html

I have used three papers from a Christmas Paper Pack by Bearly Mine Designs.  The pack is called "Christmas Sparkle".  I matted the layers with blue cardstock.  The image is from Delicious Doodles.  I left the image uncoloured and just gave the snow some sparkle with Stickles.  I also die-cut three snowflakes using a border die from Memory Box and glitter cardstock from DCWV.

Celebrate

I'm not usually a fan of colouring in pink, but for some reason I decided to with this image!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (drink)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/photo-inspiration-challenge.html
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-205.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background and glitter cardstock from DCWV for the matting.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers E00, E18, E15, RV06, RV02, B05, G21.  I also added three gemstones to the corner.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Day 29 - Die Cut Delirium

I pulled out a lot of my Memory Box dies and then just die-cut and played around with them.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 29
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used three colours of glitter cardstock from DCWV for this card.  The dies are all from Memory Box and overlapped.  I also used some of the "waste" from the dies around the outside.  The sentiment is from Beccy's Place and was just perfect to fill the gap that I had at the bottom corner!

Day 28 - Construct a Card

I struggled a bit to get the idea in my head onto paper for this one.  In the end, I decided to construct a simple scene:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 28
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used papers and die-cuts from Kaisercraft for this card.  I added part of a die-cut along the bottom to represent a trim on the wallpaper.  I used a wreath die-cut which is "hanging" on the wall.  I also added a sentiment that I felt fit the image of the tree on the paper.

Day Nine - Embossing

With a day and a half left of the month long challenge at Beccy's Place, I'm down to five cards to go (including this one).  At one stage, I didn't think I was going to get anywhere near finished - now I'm at least close.  This is one of the earlier ones that I was struggling with inspiration.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Nine
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I embossed some white cardstock and then added a line of Liquid Pearls top and bottom.  While I was using the Liquid Pearls I decided to add a dot to the centre of each snowflake as well!  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers B05, YR23, R59 with a border around the image of B000.  I also added Stickles to the pompom and the snow.

Day 24 - A Touch of Gold

I'm really thrilled with how this looks with just white and gold.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 24
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used gold cardstock from DCWV along with a white textured cardstock also from DCWV.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic marker Y28, Gold Stickles and Star Dust Stickles.

Day 23 - Do It Differently

I have used this image a few times before - sometimes only in part.  This time I decided to go with a Black and White colour scheme and a CAS style.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 23
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used a square black card blank for the base.  I size the image so that it was slightly smaller than the card blank.  The stitching is coloured with Distress Marker - Black Soot and the image coloured with copic markers 100 and C7.  I also used Glossy Accents on the icing.



Thursday, 27 November 2014

Day Fourteen - Christmas Symbols

There are a lot of Christmas symbols that I could choose from.  For this card, I decided to use a Christmas pudding image:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Fourteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used a patterned paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers and then accented with Stickles.  I matted with glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I used the same glitter cardstock to die-cut a holly embellishment which I further embellished with a gold glitter dome.

Day 25 - Baubles

I used an image in three different sizes and then die-cut using a bauble shaped die.  I'm thrilled with how this turned out.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 25
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
CHNC - Getting Ready For Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-204-getting-ready-for.html

I used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME for the background.  The image is one from Beccy's Place which I re-sized into three different sizes.  I then used a set of Spellbinders bauble dies to cut out and emboss each image.  I coloured each bauble in the embossed area with copic markers B000, Y000 and G000.  I then added Liquid Pearls to the berries to represent leaf-less Mistletoe!  I added some twine to hang each bauble and embellished the corners of the card with Liquid Pearls.

Day Eighteen - Distress Inks

The stamp is inked with Distress Ink and then I moved the ink around to get the lighter shades.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Eighteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the card.  The image has been stamped using a rubber stamp (brand unknown) and Distress Ink - Crushed Olive.  I die-cut the image using a Nellies Multi-Frame die.  The sentiment is from Beccy's Place and die-cut using a Spellbinders die.  I also die-cut a bell embellishment using textured cardstock and a Memory Box die.  I added the cut out pieces of holly to the sentiment along with some dots of Liquid Pearls.

Day Nineteen - Get Inspired

I am not on Pinterest but I did manage to view a couple of cards before it asked for a login!  One immediately gave me some inspiration and with some searching I managed to find it on a blog!
The blog is called King's on Paddington.

Here is my take on that card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Nineteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Completely Christmas - Embossing
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/completely-christmas-challenge-39.html
Vandicrafts - Anything Goes
http://vandicrafts.com/vandicrafts-artistry-challenge-18-anything-goes/

I used some gold cardstock and white cardstock for this card.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using an embossing folder.  The edging on the gold cardstock has been done with a Martha Stewart punch.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic marker C7. 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Traditional Christmas

I don't seem to use traditional colours for Christmas as much recently - although nearly all my Christmas papers are in traditional colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Traditional Christmas
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/traditional-christmas-team-b-delicious.html
PINspirational Challenge - Christmas
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/pinspirational-challenge-129.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  I added some Christmassy mesh ribbon over the top.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with textured green cardstock.  I also added some green bling.

Leaves in the Jungle

I decided to use more fern type leaves for this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Watch It Fall
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/dtbst-256-watch-it-fall.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Tag It
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-112.html

The paper is from a paper pad by DCWV.  The image is Jungle Jane from Sassy Studio Designs.  I coloured her with copic markers and then cut into a die shape.  The embellishments are Memory Box dies.

Day 22 - Foliage Stamps

This is something that I had never tried before but by following the tutorial I achieved something I didn't initially think I would be able to!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 22
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Winter Wonderland - Include a sentiment
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/lets-get-sentimental.html

I have used a shiny paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The matting is textured cardstock from DCWV.  I used a tiny acrylic stamp from a company called Grant and three colours of Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Pine Needles.  The sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  I also added three olive green coloured pearls.


Day Seventeen - Simply Christmas

I used a simple snowflake image mounted on snowflake paper with some embellishing.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Seventeen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/AG-ch-no-9.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad.  The image is from Beccy's Place.  I added some colour to the centre of the snowflake with copic B000 and then added some tiny pearls around the outer of the snowflake (coloured these with B00).  I matted with blue cardstock.  I also coloured some slightly larger pearls with B00 and added these on an angle at the top.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Day Sixteen - Scrap Happy

This was a great opportunity to use up some of the left over pieces from other Christmas cards!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Sixteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html

I have used scraps of Christmas papers from both MME and Kaisercraft for this card.  I first applied tape to completely cover the card (JAC paper would have been easier except I couldn't find where I put it!).  I lay the strips across the card on a diagonal and then trimmed to fit the card.  I then mounted this piece on a red card blank so I had an small border around the sides.  The image is from Beccy's Place and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added Glossy Accents to the berries.  The matting is red glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I also added three red brads to the card.

Day Six - Patterned Papers

I wasn't originally going to create a monochromatic card but once I chose the paper and found a matching sentiment in the same paper pad - I just went with that colour.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Six
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html


I have used a patterned paper and a die-cut from a Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad.  The image is from Beccy's Place and has been repeated to create a ribbon type strip.  I coloured with copic markers Y000, R37, R59, Y17.  I also added some red pearls of differing sizes around the card.

Day 26 - What's Your Style

As soon as I read this challenge, I knew whose style I was going to represent!  Hannelie of Desert Diva:
http://desertdiva-hannelie.blogspot.co.nz/
The thing about her cards that I like is the amount of "white" space in them.  She also tends to include a sentiment on the majority of her cards. 
I hope I have done her style justice!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 22
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
CHNC - Getting Ready For Christmas (holly swag decoration)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-204-getting-ready-for.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Patterned Paper
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/hello-everyone-and-welcome-to-our.html

I have used a square card blank for this card.   The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I added colour around the image and sentiment using Distress Ink.  The image is coloured with copic markers.

Mince Pie anyone?

It is getting around to the time I should be thinking about buying ingredients to make Christmas mince pies! 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/a-big-sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-welcome.html
CHNC - Getting Ready For Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-204-getting-ready-for.html

I have used a scrapbooking paper from my stash for the bottom layer.  The middle layer is offcuts of papers from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The matting is chocolate brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some blue pearls - I love this shade of blue.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Calendar 2015

The last time I started a calendar I didn't finish it - so this time I'm starting with January and working my way through the year.  Hopefully, I will finish this one!



I would like to enter my calendar into these challenges:
Nutcrafters - Anything But A Card (Calendar)
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-81anything-but-card.html

I have used a "Make Your Own Calendar" which has the months included and blank pages to decorate.  I started off by inking the blank page using some Adirondack dye inks applied using shaving brushes.  The image is from Nutcrafters and is coloured with copic markers.  I added various coloured sequins around the image that represent celebrating a new year - wine glasses, starbursts and stars.  I used sequins as they are flat and are a suitable embellishment for a calendar.




Thank You So Much

I like the vibrancy of primary colours but don't often stick to just those three colours.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/its-challenge-time_18.html
Brown Sugar - At least two colours (three)
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-121-use-2-or-more-colors.html
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes + Thanks
http://www.onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.de/2014/11/challenge-224.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio in blue and red.  The image is from Stitchy Stamps and is coloured with copic markers B29, B24, R24, R17, R14, Y06, Y02.  I also coloured three pearls to match using B29, Y06, R46.  The matting is red cardstock.  I used a spotted ribbon from American Crafts to thread through the ribbon slider.  The ribbon slider is a Spellbinders die and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Day 21 - Santa Suit Cards

When I started doing this month long challenge, I decided to add an extra challenge for myself.  That was to use Beccy's Place images on each card.  I have had to amend it slightly to keep in with the challenges and have included Beccy's Place sentiments instead of images for some of the cards.  This one is one where I have only used a sentiment!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day 21
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Patterned Paper
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/hello-everyone-and-welcome-to-our.html


I have used a red card blank for this card.  The white is textured cardstock from DCWV.  I used some glitter ribbon from American Crafts for the belt.  The buckle has been cut from gold cardstock from American Crafts using a Tattered Lace Die.  I added a sentiment from Beccy's Place which I inked with Distress Ink and some white buttons from my stash.

Day Twenty - Shades of White

I have used a combination of flat cardstock, pearlised cardstock and some glitter cardstock for this card.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Twenty
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - All White
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/w-for-all-white.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Patterned Paper
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/hello-everyone-and-welcome-to-our.html

I have embossed the white card blank with an embossing folder.  I embellished the dots on the embossing with Liquid Pearls.  It is the first time I've used Liquid Pearls and I love it!   The matting and the poinsettia have been cut from white glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I'm not sure of the brand of the pearlised card that I used to cut the star embellishments using a Memory Box die set.  The image is from Beccy's Place.  I added further "white" using a white pen, some Stickles and some Liquid Pearls.

Making use of a coloured up image

I coloured this image a week or so ago to use for a challenge.  However, I've had not enough hours in the day for the past couple of weeks and have been a bit out of routine.  As a result, the card only got as far as a coloured image.  So, when I came across the image today, I decided I would create something with it!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 276
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/tuesday-morning-sketches-276.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - November
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper_1.html

I have used a paper and some die-cuts from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Madame Boutique.  The button is from my stash.  The image is from Diane's Daydream Designs and has been coloured with copic markers and highlighted with Stickles.

Snow Friends

There's no friends like "snow" friends!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 87
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/11/17/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-87/

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Mistletoe".  The red is textured cardstock from DCWV.  I also matted using textured cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Stickles - Star Dust to the snow.  I die-cut three snowflakes from glitter cardstock from American Crafts using a Spellbinders die.


I have used the sketch and some of the colours from the challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  Here is the inspiration picture

Day 13 - White with One

I chose shades of apricot for my "one" colour:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Thirteen
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Ruby's Rainbow - Non-Traditional Christmas
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/ch92-non-traditional-christmas.html
Love To Create - Make It For Christmas
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-142-make-it-for-christmas.html

I have used a pastel coloured paper from a paper pad for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I used mainly outline colouring with some solid colouring on the noses.  I used Spellbinder dies to cut the image and the sentiment and then inked around the edges using Distress Ink.  I also used some glittery lace and some rhinestones. 

Day Seven - Vintage Christmas

I have a pad of vintage looking papers so I used one of those and derived my colour scheme from that.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Seven (Vintage)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/AG-challenge-no-8.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Use a Digi
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/challenge-239-use-digi-11232014.html
Love To Create - Make It For Christmas
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-142-make-it-for-christmas.html


I have used a paper from a paper pack called "Antique Library" which I got free with a magazine.  The top picture is from The Graphics Fairy.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the brooch.  I used kraft cardstock from Rosie's Studio for matting and added three small pearls (also from Rosie's Studio).

Day Four - Red White and Blue

I've started catching up on some of the cards for the month long Christmas challenge at Beccy's Place.  Now I just need to start blogging them!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Four
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Use a Digi
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/challenge-239-use-digi-11232014.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/AG-challenge-no-8.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/its-challenge-time_18.html

I have used paper from a Christmas paper pad.  The image is from Beccy's Place and has been coloured with copic markers in tones of red and blue.  I matted with some blue cardstock that I have had in my stash for a while - I seem to have used more pastel blue recently.

Happy Holidays Gift Tag

Another of the many gift cards I need to complete has been completed!

I would like to enter my gift card into these challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - ATC or mini projects
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/atcs-35-x-25-inches-or-mini-projects.html

I have used an offcut of red cardstock for the base of my gift card.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and coloured with a combination of copic markers and Stickles - Star Dust and Gold.  I added some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts and some crystal stickers.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Christmas Steps

I thought a card with a decorated front entrance for Christmas was a bit of a change.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Vandicrafts - Home Sweet Home
http://vandicrafts.com/vandicrafts-artistry-challenge-17-home-sweet-home/
Catch The Bug - November BINGO (jewels + embossing + free (patterned paper))
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/november-bingo-challenge.html
Completely Christmas - Embossing
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/completely-christmas-challenge-39.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad for this card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with grey cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I also embossed a piece of red foil card and added this to the card.  I finished the top with three jewels from Sullivans following the lines on the paper.

With Thanks

It is a while since I have made a very floral card so it was fun working on this one. 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Dilly Beans - Thankful
http://www.dillybeanschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/dilly-beans-thankful.html
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/its-challenge-time_18.html
Brown Sugar - Use two or more colours (pink + red + green + brown)
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-121-use-2-or-more-colors.html

I have used a lovely floral print paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image is from Dilly Beans and coloured with copic markers R22, R35, E35, E31, Y28, E00, YG03.  The sentiment is from Pollycraft.  I added faux stitching around both the image and sentiment using Distress Marker - Festive Berries.  I added some tiny red roses and two flowers from a pack that has been sitting in my stash (and frequently forgotten about!) for a while.  I added colour to them using copic marker R22 for the smaller one and the refill ink of R22 for the larger one.

Teddy in a Green Santa Hat

With the use of a Memory Box die, I was able to turn a non-Christmas image into a Christmas one!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Completely Christmas - Sketch
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/completely-christmas-challenge-38-mid.html
Beccy's Place - Day Fifteen (re-purpose an image)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
CHNC - Go Green
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-203-go-green.html

I have used a Christmas paper from Kaisercraft.  I also added some textured cardstock from DCWV and some Christmas green mesh ribbon.  The image is from Beccy's Place and coloured with copic markers.  I added a Christmas hat cut from two different glitter cardstocks (DCWV) using a Memory Box die.  The green matting is glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I also added two green glitter domes as embellishments.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Jumping in the Leaves

I'm not sure now that I have the energy levels to do this but it is something I did enjoy doing.  The bigger the pile of leaves the better!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Fall orange, yellow, red and gold
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/dtbst-255-its-beginning-to-look-like.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-120-anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-204.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (leaves)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/pinspirational-challenge-128.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/AG-challenge-no-8.html

I have used a orange paper with subtle polka dots on it from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some gold glitter cardstock from American Crafts.

Blue Bird

As opposed to a bluebird!  This one could be a budgie or something similar.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge - Hand coloured image (with copics)
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/hand-color-image.html
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - Fowl of Any Kind
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-23-fowl-of-all-kinds-midway.html
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-204.html
Robyn's Fetish - Things with Wings
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/challenge-238-things-with-wings-11162014.html
Imagination Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/AG-challenge-no-8.html


I have used a patterned paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  I added a piece of blue mesh ribbon over the top.  The image is from Milk Coffee and has been coloured with copic markers B99, B93, B05.  I also added some ribbon roses and leaves.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Fall Colours

For this card, I have used fall colours but not a traditional fall image!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Fall Colours
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/november-challenge-1-fall-colors.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Fall Colours)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/pinspirational-challenge-128.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch 78
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/78-delicious-doodles.html
Sentimental Sundays - Buttons, Brads, Bows (buttons)
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-233-brads-buttons-and-bows.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Birthday
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-90-birthdays.html

I have used a polka dot paper from Kaisercraft.  The larger contrast piece is also from Kaisercraft while the smaller piece is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The matting is textured cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and coloured with copic markers G29, G21, YR07, YR04, E00, R59, R46, Y38, Y35, Y17.  I also added some buttons.

12 Drumming Drummers

I have created a musical themed Christmas card this time, using one day of the 12 days of Christmas!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/sweet-sketch-wednesday-and-doodle-pantry.html
Love to Create - Make it for Christmas
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-142-make-it-for-christmas.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - November
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper_1.html

I have used an image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry for this card.  The image is coloured with copic markers Y28, R17, R14, R35, YG09, YG06, Y02, Y00.  The paper is from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some rectangles of glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  The matting is red cardstock.  I also used some green satin ribbon from Semco to thread through the ribbon slider.

This is the sketch that I followed:

Monday, 17 November 2014

Hot Holiday Wishes

I thought this was the perfect sentiment to go with an image of a hot turkey dinner!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out - 3 of something (brads)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/its-challenge-time.html
CHNC - Go Green
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-203-go-green.html
Catch The Bug - November BINGO (2 DP + Bugaboo + Brads)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/november-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 219
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/stella-says-sketch-sketch-219.html
Sentimental Sundays - Sentiment + Brads
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-233-brads-buttons-and-bows.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Cute
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-111.html
Craft Your Passion - Pumpkins or Turkey (Turkey)
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/challenge-240-pumpkins-or-turkeys.html
I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by DCWV.  The second paper is an offcut of a Kaisercraft paper.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers YG09, Yg06, Y28, R46, G29, E53, E51, E00.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  I used some green glitter cardstock from American Crafts for matting.  The gold brads are from Sullivans.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Stanley's Bauble

I'm gradually catching up with the cards for the month long challenge at Beccy's Place!  After a week where there didn't seem to be enough hours in each day!


I would like to enter these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Day Five (Freebie image)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html
CHNC - Go Green
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/chnc-challenge-203-go-green.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decorations
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/christmas-decorations.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/challenge-285-13th-of-november-christmas.html
Clear It Out Challenge - 3 of the same things (glitter domes)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/11/its-challenge-time.html

I have used a patterned paper from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I layered with green textured cardstock from DCWV.  The image is Stanley's Bauble from Beccy's Place.  I coloured Stanley and his bauble with copic markers and added some gold Stickles to the hanger on the bauble.  I also coloured some glitter domes from Sullivans with copic marker G29.