Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Clyde's Christmas

We are already up to September!  Just as well I have a good stack of Christmas cards made so far this year!  To help inspire you to get on with your Christmas cards, come over and have a look at the inspiration at CHNC Extra for September - and then link up your cards when they are completed.  We look forward to seeing your creativity.

As usual, the challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.


I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Clyde's Christmas.



I have also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I sprayed a white doily with some Dylusions Ink.  The image is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment from Mudmaven Designs and cut it into a pennant shape.  I also added three blue glitter domes.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/chnc-challenge-296-use-sentiment.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge.html



Cameo Lady

This week, I got to be the Guest Designer at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge.  For the month of September, the sponsor is Digi Stamps 4 Joy.




I used an image from Digi Stamps for Joy called Cameo Lady:




I also used a paper from an antique paper pad called Vintage Rose Garden by Couture Creations.  I matted with gold metallic paper from which I also die-cut the faux buttons using a die set from Memory Box.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.

Black and White with a splash of green

I'm getting a little bit of crafting done at the moment - while I am waiting for someone to call me back. 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc082916-anything-goes
Brown Sugar - Black and White and a splash of colour
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-213-blackwhite-and-splash-of.html


I have used a background paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Shine Bright".  The image is from Rick St Dennis and has colour added with copic markers 100, YG03 and YG00 with some Kindy Glitz to the wings.  I also used some white mesh ribbon and a black enamel dot.

Sunbathing in the Summer Sun

Not going to happen around here for a while yet! 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Hot Hot Summer
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/august-challenge-08-hot-hot-summer.html
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/time-for-color-challenge.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - National Dog Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-for-aug-26-to-sept-1

I have used a background paper plus toppers from a  paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes".  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some dots using a copic marker and some glitter domes.

Hot Hot Hot Summer

I'm hoping it will be a nice hot summer.  Today is officially the start of spring - and it isn't really spring-like weather!  Still it is nice to see alot of spring flowers and trees in blossom.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Hot Hot Summer
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/august-challenge-08-hot-hot-summer.html

I have used the front and reverse of a paper from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Kenny K and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment from Digital Doodling.  Matting throughout the card is with orange cardstock.  I also coloured some white pearls with copic markers YR07.

Happy Easter

I know it is a long time until Easter - but this set of images was perfect for the sketch challenge at Feeling Sketchy!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/151-new-sketch_15.html
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/week-34-anything-goes-crafting.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad (brand unknown).  The images are from Polka Doodles and have been coloured with copic markers.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from Anji's Antics.  I also used part of a die cut from a Memory Box die, a flower piece and a blue pearl.  Matting is with pearlescent paper.

My favourite flowers

My favourite flowers are carnations.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/august-challenge.html

I have used papers and an image from Beccy's Place.  I decided to keep the lines simple and use lots of layers.  I used some cream cardstock for the layering and then added a pre-made bow to the top laye.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Advice from the Pineapple

I love this sentiment - and I had the perfect paper to go with it too!  I'm looking forward to a hot summer and enjoying some fresh pineapple!  Just need to get through spring first!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Create with TLC - Anything Goes
http://desiref.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no2.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Hot Hot Summer
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/august-challenge-08-hot-hot-summer.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Create with TLC.  I also used some satin ribbon through the ribbon slider, a pre-made bow and some small pink pearls.

Mum

An all-purpose card for Mum.  I think this can be used for other occasions than Mother's Day!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-24

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also die-cut a banner and added some flower pieces and pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Purple Delight

Today has seen a return of the sun after a week of rain.  I am hoping the sun is around for a few more days so I can get out and enjoy the fresh air a bit!  It is meant to be spring in 2 days time so maybe we will see some more of the sun!  It's nice to see the spring flowers starting to appear in the gardens around where I live.

Here is a card I created while the weather was still not the best!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-292-plus-dt.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Sweet Inside (Berries are sweet inside when they are ripe)
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-373.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Art By Miran and is coloured with copic markers.  It also has some Glossy Accents added to her eyes.  In addition, I used some Angelique Fibres, some pale green paper for matting and some green pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Black and White and Flesh tones

This time I have worked with black and white with a touch of flesh tones for the skin, leaves and butterfly.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-21-winners.html
Brown Sugar - Black and White and a touch of colour
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-213-blackwhite-and-splash-of.html

I have used a black and white paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Shine Bright".  The image is from Lemon Shortcake and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some black lace from Sullivans and some black and white pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Monday, 29 August 2016

ABC Time

Another Back to School card ready for next February.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Back to School
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-378-25th-of-august-back-to.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (School)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/pinspirational-challenge-172.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/AG-NO-100.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Pebbles.  The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some red cardstock.  I also used some letters from Pebbles and three gold pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Back To School

The start of our school year here is February - but there are a few challenges around with a Back to School theme now so it is a good chance to get cards prepared ahead of time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/time-for-color-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (school)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/pinspirational-challenge-172.html
The Outlawz Thurday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-august-25-august-31-optional-twist
CRAFT Challenge - Back to School
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-378-25th-of-august-back-to.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a doily sprayed with some Dylusions Ink.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Digital Doodling.  I added faux stitching to both the image and sentiment using Distress Marker - Peacock Feathers.  I also added some letter stickers.

Apple for the Teacher

Not so sure that the teacher would want the worm though!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - Use school paper
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/adfd-showcase-school-days-challenge-153.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (School)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/pinspirational-challenge-172.html

I have used a ruled school paper from a paper pad.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some buttons from Imaginesce and some faux stitching using a Distress Marker.

I followed the sketch at Glitter n Sparkle as I was originally going to enter my card in that challenge as well - except I missed the deadline!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Holiday

Even though it isn't that long ago I went on holiday, I wish I could go on another!  I'll just have to content myself with a holiday themed card instead!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Holiday
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/ikesworld-challenges-70-travelholidays.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Sketch
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-202.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-18-ikes-art.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio which I thought was a good fit with the image.  The image is from Ike's Art and has been coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some chocolate brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio and added some arrow shaped paper clips.

Trick or Treat

When I saw a colour challenge of green and purple, it immediately made me think of Halloween.  So, I found a suitable Halloween image that I hadn't used before!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/anything-goes-challenge_23.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Green and Purple and a sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-purple-and-green-gcc082216
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-326-always-anything-goes_22.html

I have used a Halloween themed paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.   I added a Halloween themed ribbon across the card.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a digital sentiment from My Grafico and a purple brad.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Boy

The sun is finally trying to shine again after several days of rain.  I might actually be able to get my washing dried outside today.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/week-33-anything-goes-crafting.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Honey + White + Amethyst
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-372.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added grosgrain ribbons from American Crafts in the other two colours in the colour palette.  The image is from Polka Doodles and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some white pearls from Kaisercraft. 

Eye on the Ball

He looks like he isn't happy with where his ball went - at least by the hand on the hip!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - For Men
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-269.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Cards For Men
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-330-cards-for-men-8212016.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-292-plus-dt.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Authentique.  The second layer is the reverse of the background paper.  I matted with some chocolate brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added an enamel dot.



Friday, 26 August 2016

Say Cheese

This image is one I hadn't managed to use yet - and it fit the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches perfectly too!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-366.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Honey + White + Amethyst
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-372.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digital Delights and is coloured with copic markers.  I embossed a white panel with a dots embossing folder.   I used a pearlescent paper for the matting and to cut the banner using a die from Couture Creations.

Fun is Good

Couldn't resist pairing this sentiment with this image!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/august-21-2016-anything-goes-challenge.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Cards for Men
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-330-cards-for-men-8212016.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Shine Bright" which I layered with black cardstock.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment from Annie's Little Footprints.

Santa

A quick card using a Santa image and Santa DP.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/chnc-challenge-295-cute-or-anything.html
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick Layout
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/q-for-quick-layout.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-326-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Fred She Said and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  Matting is red cardstock.  I also used some Christmas washi tape and a red enamel dot.

Jump for Joy

An autumnal card - with roses in autumn colours as embellishments!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Add roses
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-127-anything-goes-optional.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Fall Foliage
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-fall-foliage-8-20-16-through-8-27-16
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-292-plus-dt.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker.  I coloured three white ribbon roses using copic markers to match the background paper. 

Cute Christmas Critter

I couldn't resist the chance to use some alliteration in the title!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/chnc-challenge-295-cute-or-anything.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Honey, White and Amethyst
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-372.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/AG-NO-100.html


I have used a white paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I matted with some pearlescent paper.  I also used some mesh ribbon and a sentiment I typed on the computer.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Joy

It's stopped raining today - but it is still overcast.  Good weather to be inside and crafting!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Stripes + Distress Edges + Players Choice=Christmas)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/time-for-august-bingo-challenge.html
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/chnc-challenge-295-cute-or-anything.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours of Olympic Rings
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-23rd-august-2016
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick Layout
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/q-for-quick-layout.html

I have used a striped paper from a Christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I distressed the edges of the image with Distress Ink.  I also used some organza ribbon, some snowflake embellishments and a ski boot embellishment.

Cute Snowman Pile

This image is so cute! 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-96-doodle.html
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/ants-in-my-pantry-digital-challenge-20.html
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/chnc-challenge-295-cute-or-anything.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Lots of Layers
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-83-lots-of-layers.html

I have used a scrapbooking paper for the background.  The green matting is textured cardstock from American Crafts.  The image is from Doodle Pantry and is coloured with copic markers and matted with some blue cardstock.  I also used some green ric-rac braid and some glitter domes.

It's been one of those weeks - I forgot to add the sketch when I did up the post!  Here it is now:

Friends

After enjoying nearly a week of sunshine, we are back to the rain again.  Seems, winter is not quite ready to say goodbye to us yet!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Monochromatic + Scallops + Bling)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/time-for-august-bingo-challenge.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Friendship
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-august-19-2016
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/AG-NO-100.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-145-anything-goes.html

I have used a brown polka dot paper from Kaisercraft along with a border strip from the same paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers. I matted with some chocolate brown cardstock from Rosie's studio and some brown glitter domes.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Shaped Christmas Card

A bit of fussy cutting this time - mainly to work within the shape of the card!  I was tidying at the weekend (not something I do much of!) and came across some dies that I had forgotten that I owned.  One of them was the die I used to shape this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Shaped Card
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-205-shaped-cards.html
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/chnc-challenge-295-cute-or-anything.html

I have used a green card blank which I shaped using a die from Marianne's Designs.   The paper on the inside of the card is from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from QKR Stampede and as I said above has been fussy cut to fit the card.  I added a label embellishment as a sentiment and embellished this further with a couple of small pearls.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Cupcakes in Summer

Yum!  There is nothing better than baking some cupcakes on a summer's day - and then enjoying eating them!


 
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Cupcakes
 http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/wisted-thursday-challenge-for-august-18-24-optional-twist-is
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Summer Theme + Scoring + Bugaboo Image
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/time-for-august-bingo-challenge.html

I have used a cupcake themed paper from a paper pad by Provocraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted this onto some deep red cardstock which I scored top and bottom. I added a sentiment from Peppercus Designs cut into a pennant shape.

Christmas

Christmas seems to be approaching at alarming speed!  Fortunately, I'm under control with my Christmas cards this year!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-377-18th-of-august-christmas.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Sketch
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-202.html


I have used a red card blank.  The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Nikki Burnette and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment and some gold christmas embellishments.

Pokemon Colours

Fortunately for me who doesn't know much about Pokemon, the challenge included three pictures of Pokemon.  I chose this one as I liked the colours:

 
And those colours also enabled me to go with a summery beachy theme:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/AG-NO-99.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Pokemon Colours
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/freshly-brewed-challenge-august-201620.html


I have used a blue and green paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used a border strip and toppers both in a mix of blues and greens, along with some blue rhinestones and a sentiment from letter stickers.

August Freebie

This is the second card that I have made with the August Freebie from The Outlawz Freebie challenge


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - August
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-august-1st
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-17

I have used a paper from MME.  The image is from Sheepski Designs.  I followed the sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday challenge.  I also added some gold satin ribbon and some glitter domes.

Birthday Wishes

I've had a couple of quieter days as I thought I was coming down with a cold - turns out it is hayfever.  I thought it was a bit early in the year for that but apparently not!  Since I took some medication for it earlier today I've felt a bit more like doing some crafting.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Wishes
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-260-birthday-wishes.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-291.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - August Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers and some Kindy Glitz.  The sentiment is from Bird's Cards - I added a bit of colour with copic marker R22.  I matted with some red cardstock.  I also used some ribbon from American Crafts and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Floral BINGO

I was going to do one card for each of the challenges at Crafty Gals Challenge - but somehow ended up following the BINGO board for each card!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - BINGO (Flowers + Ribbon + Polka Dots)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-84-bingo-challenge-3-85-any.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-326-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a polka dot paper from Rosie's Studio. The image is from Scrappers Delight and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some flower pieces with a pearl centre added and a ribbon bow.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Back to School

Although my children are no longer at school, I still know quite a few children at school.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Back To School
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/back-to-school-challenge.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Lots of Layers
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-83-lots-of-layers.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (books)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/pinspirational-challenge-172.html

I have used a digital paper from Create with TLC.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a sentiment from Michelle Perkett Studio.  Matting is brown paper and blue cartridge paper. 

Sailing

I really wanted to join in the challenge at From The Heart Stamps this time as the owner of the challenge is in hospital.  While crafting this card, I was keeping her in my thoughts.  I really hope she recovers soon with no adverse damage.  Keep strong Faith.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Choice of Sketches and twists
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/08/15/i-heart-sketches-with-a-twist-161/
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Cards For Men
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-330-cards-for-men-8212016.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/AG-NO-99.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Coastal Escape.  The pennants are all cut from offcuts from other cards (the papers mainly come from another Kaisercraft paper pad called Sandy Toes).   The image is from From The Heart Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I used the chisel end of the marker to roughly colour the sky rather than have a solid colour.


The sketch and twist that I chose to use was this one:


Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends


 It is time for a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  As usual, it is an Anything Goes challenge and this time our sponsors are A Day For Daisies and Bugaboo Stamps.





I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Kawaii Kitty:



I also used three papers from Michele R Designs.  I used some metallic pink paper for the matting.  The image has been coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a flower using a die from Elizabeth Crafts and also added some pink enamel dots from Rosie's Studio.
 
I would like to enter my project into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - August
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Friends Forever

I'm starting to create a few more paper pieced cards.  Although I am still finding the cutting fiddly, I am enjoying the end result. 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Paper Piecing
http://www.theeastwind.com/
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Friendship + sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-friendship-gcc081516-1
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-291.html

I have used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and some brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio for the matting.  The image is from The East Wind and coloured with a combination of copic markers and paper piecing.  The digital sentiment is from Paper Dreams of Mine

Golden Christmas

Another day of sunshine here today - must be about the fifth day in a row.  I could really get used to that!  I know it is still a few weeks until it is "officially" springtime but it is starting to feel that way now.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-325-always-anything-goes.html
Winter Wonderland - Gold
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/show-us-your-goldsilver-and-or-embossed.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-377-18th-of-august-christmas.html

I have used a gold Christmas paper from a paper pad by Craft Smith.  I added some gold web ribbon and a gold star embellishment from a Christmas embellishment pack.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers Y28 and YR23.  I die-cut using a snowflake shaped die from Spellbinders and then added some gold Stickles and some gold pearls to some of the snowflake points.

Reading Easel

I have gone with a play on the "school easel"  and created an easel card with a school reading theme.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Blue + Pink + Grey + Fancy Folds
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-16th-august-2016
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-201.html
Star Stampz - School related
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/reading-writing-and-arithmetic-school.html

I have used a grey polka dot paper from a paper from Rosie's Studio.  I added some grey, pink and blue toppers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers before die-cutting with a Spellbinders die.  I also added some pearls in blue and pink from Rosie's Studio.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Pretty Kitty

Pretty kitty in lavender shades.  I just couldn't resist adding a bow to her hat though!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Glitter and Bow
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-329-glitter-and-bow-8142016.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-9.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-201.html

I have used a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some Kindy Glitz to the bow on her dress.  I also used some lace from Sullivans, a polka dot bow and some glitter domes.

Shine Bright

I scattered some stars across the card and then added the image central to them - and I'm pleased with the effect.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Little Tangles - Sequins
http://littletangles.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-71-shakers-and-sequins.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Shine Bright
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-371.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/AG-NO-99.html

I have used some sequin stars and an image from Neat and Tangled.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then matted it with some gold metallic paper die-cut with a Spellbinder die.

In the flowers

Soon it will be springtime here - already some of the early spring flowers are starting to make an appearance.  Today we have yet another day of sunshine, so maybe spring isn't that far away!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/anything-goes-challenge-august-7-2016.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-365.html
Crafty Gals Corner - BINGO (Flowers + Hand Coloured Digi + Pearls)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/challenge-84-bingo-challenge-3-85-any.html
Penny's Paper Crafty -  Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-291.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I die-cut some flowers using a die set from Elizabeth Crafts.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a border using the brush end of a Distress Marker.  I also added three pearls from Rosie's Studio.