Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Season's Greetings

This is my first DT card for the new Challenge Blog Season's Greetings.




I thought it was appropriate for my first card to use the sentiment "Season's Greetings" to tie in with the challenge blog name.  My image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.


I also used a paper from Graphic 45, some corrugated paper border and dome stickers.

Birthday Cupcake

I am still swamped with work but managed to find time to join in the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I'm hoping to at least manage this one through March but I know that might not even be possible!  There is just not enough hours in the day during February and March!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/ssw2-106-with-digistamp-boutique.html



I have used some scrapbooking papers for this card matted with some green pearlescent cardstock.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is coloured with copic markers.

And this is the sketch that I followed:





Hogs and Kisses

It has been a really hectic month - so I'm running really late with this one!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2017/02/01/free-stamp-of-the-month-february-2017-hogs-kisses-pigwit/

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from From The HEart Stamps and the image is colourd with copic markers.  I also used a topper from the same paper pad as the background paper.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Leather and/or Lace

It is time for another challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this challenge the theme is Leather and/or Lace.  We are sponsored by KennyK Stamps and WOW Embossing Powder.


I have used an image from KennyK Stamps called Biker Girl.

I also used a paper and a tag from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is coloured with copic markers and matted with some black cardstock.  I also added some black lace from Sullivans.

Monday, 20 February 2017

An Expression of Love at The Path of Positivity

We are midway through the current challenge at The Path of Positivity.  This challenge the optional theme is "An Expression of Love" .  We are sponsored by Imagine That and Mari Digis.



For my midway creation, I have used an image from Mari Digis called Casal Kiss.




I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from the same paper pad.  I matted with some pink cardstock and added some pink lace and some glittery heart embellishments.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-2-february-anything-goes.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Love
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-89-love.html

Sunday, 19 February 2017

New Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

It is the middle of February, so time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Peppercus Design and Kitty Bee Designs.




For my make, I used an image from Peppercus Designs called Fox.



I also used papers from Michele R Designs, some glitter hearts, a sentiment from Create with TLC, a die-cut embellishment using a die from Tattered Lace.




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Christmas Brat Girl Elf

We are midway through the month of February already!  That means it is time for some more inspiration for the challenge at CHNC Extra.  For my card, I used an image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps called Christmas Brat Girl Elf.


I also used a paper from a paper pad by Graphic 45.  The image is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some lime green glitter ribbon, a brad from Teresa Collins and matted with some light green cardstock


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch  #503
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-503.html

Spots and Stripes

I am in the first week of a crazy busy 8 weeks of work.  I'm not sure how many challenges I'll manage to join in with during that period but I'm going to do my best to join in with my favourite ones!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/ssw2-105-dilly-beans.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/ag-no-121.html

I have used two scrapbooking papers.  The image is from Dilly Beans and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some brads as embellishments and used some pearlescent purple cardstock for matting.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Christmas Post

I'm back to creating Christmas cards again! 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/tuesday-morning-sketches-389.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - Creature
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/c-d-for.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-65.html


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from All Dressed Up and coloured with copic markers.  I also used some bakers twine and a gift sticker.  Matting is green pearlescent cardstock.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Cherish

Isn't this bear simply adorable!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Jade + Rose + Goldenrod
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/cic393a-crafty-sentiments.html
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/anything-goes-challenge.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-81-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from different paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers.  I added an offcut piece of glitter cardstock, some faux stitching with a Reno Art Marker and a heart shaped button

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Friends Forever

Today started off looking as though summer might have finally arrived.  It is nearing 10.30am and has now clouded over.  I don't know if we are going to be in for a late summer - or no summer at all!  It is allowing me some crafting time though!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #503
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-503.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Friends Forever
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-february-3-2017
Catch The Bug - February Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/febuary-anything-goes.html

I have used two papers from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The brighter floral one is an offcut piece.  I also used some jade coloured glitter tape, some metallic cardstock for matting and a button from Krafters Korner.

Valentines

I managed to use up an offcut of paper for this card - my aim this year is to use up some of my hoarded offcut pieces!  Not sure how successful I'll be, but at least this is a start.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Valentines
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-229-valentine.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Hearts + Pink)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/pinspirational-challenge-183.html


I have used a card blank.  The heart piece is an offcut of a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers.  I used some red cardstock from an offcuts box that I bought last week and three heart shaped gems.
 

Tomorrow is a New Day

How often do we need to remind ourselves of this?   I think I need to - and often!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Pink and Pearls
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-236-pink-and-pearls.html

I have used a chevron paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Kenny K and coloured with copic markers.  I have added a digital sentiment.  Matting is pink cardstock.  I also used some pink lace from Sullivans, some pink pearls.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February Hearts

Some red and pink hearts for February:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Heart + Pink + Bling)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-february-2-february-8-twist-is-tic
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/febuary-anything-goes.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Pink + Hearts)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/pinspirational-challenge-183.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #503 (rotated)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-503.html

I have used two papers from a paper pad by American Crafts.  The image is one of this week's new releases from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some pink cardstock and also used some red glitter ribbon, a red glitter heart, some Glossy Accents and some clear bling.

Monday, 6 February 2017

You Light Up My Life

The first Monday in February means it is time for a new challenge at The Path of Positivity.  This month the optional theme is Expressions of Love and we are sponsored by Mari Digis and Imagine That




I have used an image from Imagine That called Lighthouse



I also used a paper and a couple of toppers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.   Matting is some blue pearlescent paper that came in an offcuts box I purchased recently.  I also used a pearl from Rosie's Studio.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Imagine That - Anything Goes
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/february-link-up-anything-goes.html

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Polka Dots

I decided on a two colour scheme of gold and red for this one:

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-388.html
A Day For Daisies - Anything Goes
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/adfd-february-showcase-and-challenge-159.html

I have used an image from A Day For Daisies and coloured with copic markers.  I added a strip of patterned paper, some gold glitter ribbon, some faux stitching and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

I Heart You

An overload of hearts and hugs!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Everything Is Love
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc013017-everything-is-love

I have used a digital paper from Scribbles Designs for the background.  The image and sentiment are also from Scribbles Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some glitter heart embellishments, some red glitter ribbon and used some gold cardstock for matting.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Heart and Flowers

A more romantic card this time:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Must Use Flowers
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-80-must-use-flowers.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-1-anything-goes-but-happy-new.html
CCC Digi Creations - Add a Heart
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-66-add-heart.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-65.html

I have a used a pre-printed card blank.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some red lace from Sullivans, some flower pieces embellished with pearls from Rosie's Studio.  Matting is cardstock from my recent purchase of offcut pieces of cardstock.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Plaid Puss

I decided to match my sentiment with one of the checked boxes in the image! 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Plaid
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/cic392-gerda-steiner-designs.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-1-anything-goes-but-happy-new.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Heart)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/pinspirational-challenge-183.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Gerda Steiner and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also used a green paper strip - found a different set of colours when I went to the dollar store yesterday and apparently there is a glitter one which they were out of stock of.  Guess I'll just need to keep checking and hope it comes in again!  Matting is red cardstock from an offcuts box I bought a couple of days ago.  Most of the pieces are a good size for matting and the box was really good value.  I went back yesterday to see if I could get another box but they had sold out!

2017 Journal Page 1

I've created my first page for my 2017 journal.  The cover can be seen here and the title page here.  It is going to be a series of reminders.  Leave the housework and craft instead!


I would like to enter my journal page into these challenges:
Imagine That - Creative Playground Link Up
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/january-link-up-anything-goes.html
Julia Spiri - Planner or Journal
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-28-anything-goes-with-twist.html

I have used a notebook.  The image and sentiment are from Imagine That and are coloured with copic markers.  I handwrote some reminders using a Faber Castell pen.  I also stamped some images and added some button dome stickers.

Friend Flower Doodle

I love the combination of sentiment and image in this sentiment. 

 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - February Challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-february-2017
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/time-for-january-color-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #502
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-502.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-314.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME for the background (polka dot).  The chevron patterned paper used for the four squares is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from a different paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

You can find me at the Beach


I wish!  I love the beach although this summer there hasn't been many days that I would say were beach weather!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-228-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-anything-goes-1-28-17-through-2-3-17


I have used a paper, border and sentiment from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Kindy Glitz to the water in the paper.

Winter Birdhouse

I have had this image for a while but hadn't got around to creating anything with it.  In recognition of the cold summer weather we are currently having, I felt a wintry card was appropriate!  Maybe just to remind me that winter is colder than it is now!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Winter Birds
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-31-january-3-february-2017
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/time-for-january-color-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Hoppy Birthday

We are midway through the birthday challenge at Scribbles Designs.


I have used an image called Carlos Carl, a sentiment called Hoppy Birthday and a paper called Friday Freebie: Sun Digi Paper - all from Scribbles Designs.



I also used some pearls in three different sizes, a yellow paper corrugated paper strip and some yellow cardstock for matting.  The image and sentiment have been die-cut with dies from Spellbinders.

Allie

I know the background isn't a cat print - but it looked like an animal print so when I was looking for a paper to go with this image I kept going back to this one!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Patties Creations - Use an animal image
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-130.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Blue, Gold, Black and Masculine
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-january-31-2017

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some paper strips and some black pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Valentine Derek

It is the middle of summer - and it has either been cold or wet or both most of this week!  It's great for crafting but unfortunately I coach at an outdoor swimming pool and it is not fun at all!  I'm hoping it will improve soon!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-235-anything-goes.html
CCC Digi Creations - Add a Heart
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-66-add-heart.html

I have used a pre-printed card blank.  I covered the image and writing with the red pearlescent paper and the image.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and has been coloured with a mix of Copic ciao and Copic sketch markers.  I bought a few sketch markers to fill in some of the gaps in the colours that I had.  I used a gold cardstock and a red pearlescent paper from a box of offcut pieces that I bought last weekend.  I also added a red glitter heart embellishment.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Beautiful Birthday Balloons

I have had a busy week - not helped by Monday being a public holiday.  And next Monday is another public holiday too.  It is good to chill a bit today and do some crafting!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Star In My Pocket - Birthdays
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/birthdays-challenge.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-235-anything-goes.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Must Use Flowers
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/challenge-80-must-use-flowers.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Star Stampz and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also used a paper strip, bow, pearls from Sullivans, and some cardstock from a pack of mixed offcuts that I bought last weekend.