Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter Bunny

I had fun with this Easter Bunny - I have had this image for a while and I can't remember using it before.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Meljens Designs - Easter
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-253-easter.html
Sweet Sketch Wedesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/meljens-designs-and-blast-from-past.html
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/challenge-6.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-255-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from Creativ for the background.  The matting is cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Meljens Designs and coloured with copic markers E53, E51, R59, R17.  I also used an offcut of paper from Kaisercraft, some grosgrain ribbon and a wooden button.

Here is the sketch:


Monday, 30 March 2015

Traditional Easter

All the traditional signs of Easter!  Here in New Zealand it is actually autumn time at Easter so no daffodils in sight!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/03/06/free-stamp-of-the-month-march-2015/
CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Spring Flowers)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/pinspirational-challenge-136.html
Brown Sugar - Easter
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-139-easter.html

I have used  paper from a paper pad by MME for this card.  I cut the image from From The Heart Stamps into three and placed them on a diagonal.  They are coloured with copic markers and edged with Distress Ink.  I also used a sentiment cut into a pennant shaped and added some tiny pearls to the sentiment and some larger ones to the card.


Celebrating Elephant

With the balloon I thought this would make a good card for a celebration - be it a birthday or something else.  So, with that in mind I have gone with papers and embellishments that would fit any celebration.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - March
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-march-1st-2015
CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html



I have used a starry paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  I also used some ric rac braid and some washi tape.  I added some clear rhinestones on top of the washi tape.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

You can find me at the beach

Actually - not!  The weather here today is definitely not beach weather.  I think winter is really trying to take hold now.

I haven't created a card with a Theresa Sherman image for a while so I had fun creating this one.  She is one of the artists featured at Sweet Pea Stamps who are the sponsor for the Tuesday Morning Sketches.  As I always try to use one of the sponsor's images for challenges I enter if I can, this was a great opportunity to use this image.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #293
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/tuesday-morning-sketches-293.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Pastel Hues
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-98-pastel-hues.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes".  The sentiment is also from that paper pad.  I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches - but changed the shape of the sentiment.  I also used some glitter cardstock from DCWV cut with Spellbinder dies.  I added some clear rhinestones as accents.  Colouring is with copic markers with the addition of Stickles - Gold and Diamond.


I'm not sure why but when I enter the Crafting For All Seasons Challenges it says there is no backlink despite the fact it is in my post.  When I was using Internet Explorer it worked every time but since I had to switch to Google Chrome it keeps giving me an error message.  I don't want to go back to using Internet Explorer as I was starting to have too many problems with it.  If anyone has any solutions I'd love to hear them!






Right on Track

This is a great image for a boy for Easter so I have worked more with a masculine colour scheme.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Deedee's Digi of the Month - March
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2015/03/march-digi-of-month-challenge.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Easter
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-130.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenges - Easter
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-257-easter-cards-3392015.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - March
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used a boys themed paper from a paper pad by Pebbles called "Boy".  The image is the digi of the month from Deedee's Digis.  I coloured using copic markers to match the colours in the background paper.  The sentiment which I cut into pennant shapes also comes from Deedee's Digis as part of the Digi of the Month set.  I matted with textured cardstock from DCWV.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Glittery Butterflies

When I first saw this challenge for glitter, I was going to create something with a mermaid theme.  Somehow, that changed to butterflies!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
2 Cute Ink - Glitter
http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-125-glitter-design-team-call.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/254-always-anything-goes.html
Just Inspirational Challenge - Cute
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/team-with-oddball-and-whoopsy-daisy.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - March Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used a mainly black and white paper from Creativ for the background.  The flowers are a pale yellow and glittery although it is hard to tell that with this photo!  I repeated the image from 2 Cute Ink and then coloured with copic markers Y000, Y02, 100.  I also added some Stickles to the wings to glitter them up.  The image has been matted onto black glitter cardstcok from DCWV.

Go Green

Often when we think of green we think of St Patricks Day.  So, I wanted to do something that wasn't St Patricks Day themed!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Go Green
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/go-green-challenge-54.html
Penny's Paper - Boy or Girl or Both (Girl)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-220.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft along with a topper from the same paper pad.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and coloured with copic markers in shades of green - I think I used YG09, YG06 and YG00 along with E00, E35 and E31.  The die is a Tattered Lace Die.  I also added some flowers and some Liquid Pearls.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Polka Dot Girl

I used a Spellbinder die to create an interesting shape for this card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - Polka Dots
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/take-two-march-2015-club-kit-challenge.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Shaped Cards
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-129.html

The polka dot paper is from Kaisercraft.  I added a strip of white mesh ribbon as a background for the image.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers RV14, RV10, E33, E31, C0, E00.  I also added some white Liquid Pearls around the curve.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Think Spring

I can think Spring but for those of us in New Zealand it is a long way off!  We are currently in Autumn here.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Think Spring
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-131-think-spring.html
Eureka Stamps - Think Spring
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/eureka-stamps-challenge-133-think-spring.html

I have used a spring coloured paper from a paper pad by Crate Paper.  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the flower centres.  I also used some green and white twine plus some gold Liquid Pearls.

Girlie Clown

I always seem to colour clowns in mainly primary colours.  I was in one of those moods today where I just wanted to do something different!  So, out came the girlie colours!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-138-anything-goes.html
MelJens Designs - Recipe - 1 image + 2 papers + 3 embellishments
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-252-recipe-challenge.html

I have used some left over pieces of paper from other cards to create the background.  The pink piece is from Creativ and the gold one is from Kaisercraft.  The image is from MelJens Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some faux stitching to match the stitching in the image using a Distress Marker (Worn Lipstick).  I also added three flower embellishments in keeping with the girlie theme!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Incy Wincy Designs - Vintage

This week we have a vintage theme for you at Incy Wincy Designs.  Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis:



You can check out the inspiration cards using Rick St Dennis images here.  And this is my one:




I have used the fabulous image Paris en Plume.  The background paper and matching pearls are from Rosie's Studio.  I used a fancy rectangle die from Spellbinders to cut out the image.  The image is coloured with copic markers.  I also die-cut a feather using a die that came free with a craft magazine.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Mothers Day/Female
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/challenge-303-19th-of-march-mothers.html

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Cheerful Daffodils

With all the spring challenges about, I was drawn to these daffodils!  Even though it is autumn here at the moment.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Sketches - Sketch #101 plus paper tole
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/03/16/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-no-101/

I have used a daffodil print paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  I added some yellow mesh ribbon across the card.  The image and sentiment are both from From The Heart Stamps.  I coloured with copic markers Y06, Y02, YG06, YG03, Y28, YR23, E41.  I popped up two layers of the image - the complete flower on the first one and the centre part on the second.

Sketch:

Friday, 20 March 2015

Vaguely Goth

When I had a challenge for Coloured Hair and another for Purple and Green colours, I just had to combine them!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Purple and Green
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-255-purple-and-green-3152015_15.html
Ike's World - Coloured Hair
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/ikesworld-challenges-33-coloured-hair.html
One Stitch At A Time - Women
http://www.onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-232.html

I have used a purple patterned paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is Vaguely Goth from Ike's Art.  I coloured with copic markers E00, V17, V15, YG06, YG03.  I also added some green ribbon and some green pearls.  The die is a Spellbinders die that I purchased recently.

All Dressed Up

More of a girly card this time:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Glitter and Sparkle
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-128.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-31.html
Sentimental Sundays - Fairies and Sentiment
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-250-fairies-fairy-tales.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - March
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used a glittery pink paper from a paper pad by Creativ.  The image and sentiment are from All Dressed Up.  I coloured the image with copic markers and added some glitter to her wings.  I added a butterfly die cut with a Memory Box die from glitter cardstock along with some flowers.  The butterfly also has some small rhinestones along it's body.

Hanging on to Summer

With the approach of winter, I'm really trying to hang on to the summertime feelings.  This card goes a good way into achieving this!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Not Quite Straight
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-35-not-quite-straight.html
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/sketch-90-by-christine.html
De Creatieve Zebra - No Flowers
http://decreatievezebra.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/mededeling-challenge-19.html
PINspiraitonal Challenge - Photo Inspiration (pastel colours)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/pinspirational-challenge-136.html

I have used a patterned paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image is from Rick St Dennis.  I tilted the Spellbinders Label die so that it wasn't quite straight.  I added some twine from American Crafts and die-cut some seashells using a Marianne's die.

Paper Pieced Spring

The technique I have used to create the background is one I usually use when creating gift cards at Christmas time.  It is a great way to use up the "bits" left over when covering a card with patterned paper.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Paper Pieced Background
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-3-14-3-20-paper-pieced-background
The East Wind - A Spring In Her Step
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Crafting For All Seasons - Pastel Hues
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-98-pastel-hues.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (pastels)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/pinspirational-challenge-136.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Glitter and Sparkle
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-128.html


I have used various offcuts from other cards to create the paper pieced background.  I kept mainly to pastel shades where I could.  The image is from The East Wind and has been coloured with pastel coloured copic markers.  I added some glitter to the flowers and the balloons.  I also added some clear bling to the card.  The die I have used for the image comes from Spellbinders.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Do Not Open Until Christmas

Looks like she is tempted to though!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/challenge-302-12th-of-march-christmas.html
CHNC - Use some Black
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/chnc-challenge-220-use-some-black.html

I have used a paper from Trimgym for the background.  The black lace is from Sullivans.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a fancy die from Spellbinders to cut out the image and I have also added some red pearls.

We Three Kings

Well, their hats anyway!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/challenge-302-12th-of-march-christmas.html
Eureka Stamps - The Colour Green
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/eureka-stamps-challenge-132-color-green.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Mostly Green
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/friday-coloring-challenge-march-13th-19th

I have used a paper from Trimgym for the background.  The grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut using a Spellbinders die.  I also added some clear rhinestones.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

12 Months of Christmas - midway for March

Have you started creating cards for Christmas yet?  If you have, why don't you link up to our challenge at 12 Months of christmas which you can find here.  If you link up two cards in a month, you receive a digital paper (and you are two cards more organised for the end of the year!).  If you follow this months theme of Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, then you are also in with a chance to win a prize from this month's sponsor - Scribbles Designs.


I have used Snow Fun from Scribbles Designs for my card:


I have also used two papers from this months set called "Snowfest" as well as another one from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles which came as part of the monthly set for 2013.  It worked so well with these two newer papers that I just couldn't resist using it!

I used one of my new dies from Spellbinders to cut out the image and also used a die from a magazine to cut the snowflake from some glitter cardstock.

The sentiment that I have used also comes from Scribbles Designs and can be found here.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Scribbles - Feline Frenzy

Midway through March already!  So it is time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month our theme is "Feline Frenzy" so we have lots of feline inspiration for you here.  I'm sure that many of you love creating with images of kitties so I look forward to seeing the various feline themed cards you are creating!

I have used Caturday and Nimble Puss as well as Puppy Power Papers.



I  have added faux stitching around both the image and sentiment.  The image and sentiment have both been die-cut with dies from Spellbinders.  I also added some pearls and some mesh ribbon.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

Serendipity - Midway Post

Wow.  We are halfway through March - so it is time for a reminder of the challenge going on at The Path Of Positivity.  This month we have the theme of Serendipity.  You can find all the inspirations for the midway point here and the details of the challenge here.

We are sponsored by Sami Stamps and Luna Girl for this challenge:



I have used an image from Sami Stamps for my midway point card.  The image is called A Little Bit O Luck and can be found here.




I have used a paper and matching pearls from Rosie's Studio paper pad called "Enchantment".  The sentiment was prepared for me by Lisa Décosse from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I added some stickles around the edge of the sentiment and image.  The image is coloured with copic markers.

I thought that this sentiment was a great match for this image - she is prepared with her "lucky" four leaf clover!

Incy Wincy Designs - Colour Challenge

I have a few posts that should have gone out this morning but life got in the way somewhat!

The first post is to let you know of the new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.  We have for you a colour challenge which can be found here.

We are sponsored this week by Limited Runs and Kenny K:




Here is the inspiration card that I created using an image from Kenny K called Sassy Sadie:





I coloured Sadie using copic markers.  The die cuts I have used are an oval from Spellbinders and a more decorative oval from Marianne's Designs.  The paper is from Kaisercraft.  I also added some pacifica style embellishments and some pearls dotted around the image.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

CAS Vintage Car

I wanted to keep this card Clean and Simple - partly because I wanted a masculine card but also because I wanted the image to stand out.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Bring On The Green
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-129-bring-on.html
Just Inspirational - Metal
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/team-with-geirda-steiner-and-my.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers G29, G21, C2, C0, Y000.  Matting is green cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I also added three metal brads.

I'm working full time today and Monday as well as the weekend so not sure if I'll be able to do any crafting till Tuesday.  Gives me something to look forward to!  Last day of full time work during the week next Thursday so I'll get some more me time after that!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Hello Summer

I wish it was!  Today is a wet and thundery autumn day here.  I am nearing the end of my six weeks of ridiculous hours - and missing my crafting alot.  I found myself with a little bit of spare time on my hands today (first time in ages!) and I was inspired to create a summery themed card to brighten my dull day!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Meljens Designs Studio - Seeing Double
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/challenge-250-seeing-double.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft for the background.  The images are both from Meljens Designs Studio and have been coloured with copic markers.  To complete the summery beachy theme I have added some shell shaped embellishments.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Tigers

I managed to miss the deadline of two progressive challenges by about 10 minutes as yesterday turned to custard somewhat!

I'm not taking any chances today and uploading this one before I head off to work.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Deedee's Digi of the Month
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2015/02/february-digi-of-month-challenge.html


I have used a paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Deedee's Designs.  I have used copic markers for the colouring of the image and the ribbon roses.  I also added some lace from Sullivans.