Friday, 22 September 2017

3D Flower

I used some pop dots to layer this image over the leaf image.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Warm Colours
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-anything-goes-optional.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Use at least 3 pop dots
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-week-of-9-16-2

The paper I have used is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The flower image and leaf image are from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  I printed out the flower image in three different sizes and then fussy cut them, added pop dots and layered them over each other and then over the leaf image.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is pearlescent paper.  I also added some braid trim.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Happy Birthday

A monochromatic red card this time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Birthday Cake
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-15-2017
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
Catch The Bug - BINGO (monochromatic + Washi + twine)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/a-new-challenge-at-bugaboo-bingo.html

I have used a polka dot paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I added some red and white twine as well as some pennants cut from cardstock and glitter cardstock.  I covered the two pennants cut from the cardstock with some washi tape.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Surround Yourself with Art

We are now midway through the surround yourself with art challenge at Path of Positivity Challenge.  As a reminder, we are sponsored this challenge by Luna Girl and Bugaboo Stamps.




For my midway, I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Beautiful Blocks - Life.







I sprayed three canvases some time back with the same colour Dylusions Ink.  I managed to complete 2 of them and couldn't decided what to do with the third one.  I'm happy to add this one to the other two as it looks much better up on the wall as a set of three.

I also used some mesh ribbon, some glittery domes, a butterfly embellishment which I popped up.  Colouring is with copic markers.



Unconventional Christmas

Time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  The theme this time is Unconventional Christmas and our sponsors are Dr Digi's House of Stamps and Star Stampz.



I have used an image from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called Skydive Santa.


I used non-traditional colours of brown and cream.  Even the red that I used on Santa's outfit is a more orange red!  The paper, sentiment and santa toppers are from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Ho Ho - Merry Christmas

Somehow, I managed to miss posting some midway DT projects.  So, I'm now here to play catch-up!  So, firstly we are midway through the monthly challenge at CHNC Extra and sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.



For my midway, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Ava and Deacon Ho Ho.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.



I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny along with a paper from Sugar and Spice Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I die-cut some pennants using some scrap pieces of cardstock and a die from Spellbinders.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
ABC Christmas - S is for Sketch or T is for Trio (pennants)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/s-for-sketch-t-for-trio.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-171-anything-goes.html

For reference, here is the sketch that I followed:

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Heart

I have kept this one relatively simple as I liked the look.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Add A Heart
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-add-heart.html
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-309-embossing-of-any-kind.html

I have used a pre-made card blank.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers.  I embossed some white cardstock using an embossing folder and set the image on top.  I added a chipboard hear and matted the embossing.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Gift box card

I'm a bit late in posting for the midway for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up due to being unwell the past few days.  But I'm here now with a reminder that this month we are being sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.





For my midway card, I have used an image from Sparkle n Sprinkle called Holiday Cheer Set and papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

 


The inside of the card has a box for adding treats to:




I also used some acetate which I embossed for the window of the box.  The word "Christmas" is a sticker.  I added a pink bow and some silver snowflake ribbon.

I followed a tutorial from Beccy's Place for the basic card shape.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

After a short break from a challenge, we have another Anything Goes challenge for you at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Polka Doodles and Fred She Said.







I have used an image and sentiment from Fred She Said called


I also used a digital paper from Michele R Designs and some dies from Bo Bunny.  Matting is metallic cardstock.

Friday, 15 September 2017

With Sympathy

I don't have any sympathy cards ready made at the moment - and usually when I need one is when work is really busy. 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge -
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-ala-mode-challenge-september-9-2017-september-15-2

I have used a subtle patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from A Creative Need and the sentiment from Sugar Paw Scraps.  I added some colour to the edges of the image and sentiment with a copic marker.  I also used copic markers to add some pastel colour to the image.  I also used some narrow white satin ribbon.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Chums

I am a bit of a stretch on one of these challenges!  But when I think of chin up buttercup, I feel that there is nothing better to cheer someone up than spending some quality time with your best friend.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Card with Red and Best Friends
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-challenge-8-september-2017
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/stella-says-sketch-challenge-514.html
Catch The Bug - Chin Up Buttercup (figure that time with a friend will cheer someone up!)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-challenge-theme-chin-up-buttercup.html

I have used a couple of  papers from a journalling paper pad by Prima.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pennants die-cut from offcuts of cardstock.  The sentiment has been die-cut.

Fall Hello

Although the season is called Autumn here (and starts in March), this image seems to suit the word fall better with the falling leaves!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Use fall colours
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-260-use-fall.html



I have used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is metallic cardstock.  I added some leaves that I bought several years ago and hadn't as yet used!  I joined the leaves with a tiny pearl from Ultimate Crafts.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thinking Of You

After waking up to sun and black clouds, the day has settled.  The black clouds seemed to have turned to grey clouds - so rain isn't totally out of the question still!  The sun has lost some of it's warmth though too.   I had to go to the dentist this morning and have come home and crafted as I didn't feel like doing anything else while my mouth was still numb!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Star In My Pocket - 2 or more dies
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/2-or-more-die-cuts-challenge.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Thinking Of You
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-95-get-wellthinking-of-you.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is green pearlescent cardstock.  The sentiment is one I typed up myself on the computer.  I also added a couple of die-cuts - the corner one is from Spellbinders but not sure about the flower.  I added a pearl to the centre of the flower.

Just Keep Swimming

After thunderstorms all through last night, I have woken up to the sun this morning.  However, there are some nasty looking black clouds about so not sure how long it is going to last!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Fur, Fluff or Fins
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-7-13-optional-twist-fur-fluff-or
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Warm Colours
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-140-anything-goes-optional.html


I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The ribbon is one from a grab bag of ribbons.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker for the eye.  I added faux stitching with a copic marker.  I'm not sure where the sentiment is from as I had it printed out for a while - if anyone recognises it can they please leave me a comment and I'll update this post.  I also added three small red gems.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pretty In Pink

Another cold and overcast day - I can't wait for summer weather to finally get here! 



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-september-6
Sami Stamps - Pearls and Sequins
https://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-release-salty-seahorses-and-sami.html


I have used two papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Cottage Rose".  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.   I added a pearl to the larger flower in her hair.  Matting is pearlescent cardstock.  I also added some larger pearls and gold star sequins.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Just For You

I was meant to go to the dentist today - and about 10 minutes before my appointment he cancelled.  So now, I am going on Thursday!  I would have rather got it out of the way today! 

Anyhoo, that gave me some crafting time today!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-198.html

I have used a paper, tag, border and arrow from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Miss Daisy and is coloured with copic markers.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Trick or Treat

The rain is back again.  I know that we have to expect a bit of rain in springtime - but this is far more than "a bit"!!!  It gives me some crafty time though.


I would like to enter these challenges:
Sparkle & Glitter - Stitch It Up
http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-4.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with copic markers  The sentiment is from My Grafico.  The dies used are from Memory Box.  I added some faux stitching around the edge to match the "stitching" on the dies.  I also added some Halloween brads and embellishments plus a strip of purple mesh ribbon.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wild Elephant

Today has been another wet day!  A good day to craft though.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Yellow + Orange and Wild Animal
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-1-2017
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/new-challenge-at-bugaboo-anything-goes.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-170-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Use favourite colours (orange and yellow)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/challenge-139-use-your-favorite-colors.html

I have used a pale yellow paper from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I double matted the image using yellow and orange cardstock.  I also added some orange mesh ribbon and a yellow pre-made flower.

Western Waterfall Card

I haven't made a waterfall card as such before but have used the technique in albums so decided to give this one a try.  A bit last minute - it has been one of those weeks where I don't seem to have much time to create.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Waterfall Card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-431-31st-of-august-waterfall.html
QKR Stampede - Wild West
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-259-wild-west-or.html

I have used three papers from a paper pad by Graphic 45.  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers.  I also added three sentiments from QKR Stampede.  One is above the image and the others are on the inner parts of the waterfall (which wouldn't photograph very well so I've left them off this post.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Surround Yourself with Art

The theme for the September Challenge at Path Of Positivity is Surround Yourself with Art and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and Luna Girl.



I took this literally as I am surrounded by white walls - so surrounding myself with art canvasses breaks up some of the white!

I have used an image from Luna Girl from a collage sheet called Meet Me In Paris.



I also used some Dylusions Ink for the background.  The sentiment is from Papers and Prints.  I also added a flower embellishment from Rosie's Studio.  I inked the edges of both the image and sentiment with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Let It Snow

I'm a bit late for the start of September challenge at CHNC Extra.  Not sure where the past 24 hours disappeared to!




I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps - Snowman Fun Set 2




I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Bo Bunny.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #513
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-513.html

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Friend

My meeting that I went to this morning went really well so I'm in a good mood today!  So, I felt inspired to create - even though I should really be doing the housework now!  Still, that can wait....!


I would like to enter these challenges:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/sketch-175.html
Di's Digis - Bright Colours
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/bright-colors-challenge.html

Have A Wonderful Day

I'm hoping to have a wonderful day today!  No, it's not my birthday but I have a critical work meeting today that I really hope goes well.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Keep your eye on the ball
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-258-keep-your.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bright And Cheery

Bright and colourful for this card - the wet weather is back again and I needed cheering up!  After three weeks of continual rain, I thought the sun had arrived to stay but the past two days it has been back to continual rain again!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Angel Fish
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-august-2017
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-50.html

The paper that I used in the background is from Lozzy.  The image is from Jean Chaney and is the freebie image for The Outlawz Freebie Challenge for August.  I coloured the image with flourescent copic markers an then highighted with Dimensional Magic and Kindy Glitz. 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Who's hiding in the tree?

I love this cheeky image - it reminds me of my brother's two cats!


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-23-2017
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-197.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I sprayed a doily with Dylusions Ink.  I hadn't realised that an area that I had previously sprayed was underneath and it picked up some of the colour from that.  I thought it looked quite cool so used it like that - a happy accident!  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some faux stitching using the copic marker that I used for the tree.

Oh La La

I went with a simple look for this one:




I would like to enter these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-197.html
Ching-chou Kuik - Four legged friends
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Provo Craft.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and is coloured with copic markers.  I have also used a silver ric-rac braid, a glitter chipboard bow, two dome sticker buttons and a sentiment from Rosie's Studio.

Always and Forever

I haven't managed to find the time to join in with the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the past two challenges so really tried to make the time this challenge!  It is not often that I miss that particular challenge but life (and flu) has really got in the way recently!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/sketch-119-with-digi-stamp-boutique.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-197.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is coloured with copic markers.  I used metallic cardstock for the matting and the triangular shaped piece under the image.  I added a paw embellishment from Krafters Korner.


And before I forget, here is the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

Always and Forever

This is such a sweet image - so I have gone with a soft sweet touch with the paper and embellishments.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (dog)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-197.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Provo Craft.  I added a doily, a corrugated paper strip, sentiment from Rosie's Studio and a flower also from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Fred She Said and coloured with copic markers.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Kick Up Your Heels & Celebrate

I have used this die set a couple of times now - and love how it frames a sentiment beautifully.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Feature the Sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-feature-the-sentiment-gcc082117
Crafty Gals Corner - Punches and/or Dies
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-137-punches-andor-dies.html

I have used a card blank, paper and gems from a paper pack by Dovecraft.  The digital sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Summer Holidays

Quite often when I am on holiday during summer, I return to where I grew up. There is an historic replica village that I visit when I am there and if I time it right they are dressed up in vintage clothing.  This image brings that place to my mind:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Holidays
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-253.html

I have created a background using three coloursof Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some buttons and some summery flowers.  Matting is green cardstock.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Boating

The sun is shining today - makes me think we are finally over that 3 week rainy spell!  I'm hoping the warmer weather will chase away all the winter ills so that I can head into summer with better health than I've had recently.  So, with summer on its way - here is a summer themed card!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Let's Go Boating
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-august-18-2017
Catch The Bug - August BINGO (Top Line = Embossing + Ribbon + Charm)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/a-new-challege-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I fussy cut the image and added it to some striped embossed cardstock. I also used some ribbon and a boat charm.

This Card is Magic

I've always wanted to make a shaped card with this image but never got around to it.  I nearly ran out of time to complete this one - it's just been one of those weeks!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Shaped Card
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-257-shaped-cards.html

I have used images from QKR Stampede coloured with copic markers.  I fussy cut the images and then attached them to folded cardstock and then fussy cut the card shape.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

XMAS

A card without an image - almost completely diecuts!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Marianne's Designs - Anything Goes
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-182.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-429-17th-of-august-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also used a small piece of another paper for the inner of the stamp.

The dies that I have used are:
LR0340 - Alphabet
COL1337 - Envelope and postal stamp
LR0116 - Frame
LR0122 - Poinsettia

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Bubbles

I had a play with a shaving foam background for this card as it just seemed to work with the image.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Summer
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-139-anything-goes-optional.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-16-2017

I have used Distress Ink Refills and shaving foam to create the background.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Dimensional Magic to her lips.  Matting is pearlescent cardstock. 

Lucky To Have You


I didn't think I was going to complete this card as I ran out of time last night.  However, I've woken up really early and can't get back to sleep (I was awake at 4.30am) and have managed to complete it!  I suppose that is the silver lining to waking up early!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-305-punches-in-dies.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  The digital sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I used dies from Spellbinders to die-cut the image and sentiment.  I also used a die-cut embellishment from Rosie's Studio.

Daisy Star

I combined a floral image with starry paper and starry stickers for this card.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a star
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-136-add-star.html

I used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Miss Daisy and is coloured with copic markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. I edged the die-cut with a copic marker.  I also used some glittery mesh ribbon and some star stickers.