Thursday, 31 October 2013

Gertie Goose

I have gone with a pink colour scheme for this card - not exactly my favourite but I know many people who do love pink. 


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Imagine That - Gertie Goose
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-13-gertie-goose_1.html
Sentimental Sundays - Monochromatic Birthday
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-178-happy-birthday.html

I have used a paper from DCWV for the background which is a peachy pink colour.  The image is from Imagine That as part of the progressive challenge.  I have used copic markers and Stickles for the colouring of the image.  I cut the image using a Spellbinders Labels die.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards and has been cut using a Spellbinders scallop circle die.  The lace is from my stash.

Last Minute

This card is a bit last minute for two of the challenges I am entering!


I am entering the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Something Orange
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/qkr-stampede-weekly-challenge-63-seeing.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Sweet Treats
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/caffeine-crazy-challenge-october.html
Digi Haven - Orange and Black
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/tis-season-for-orange-and-black.html
Just found that I had missed this one:
Scribbles Designs - Orange
http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/10/scribbles-designs-challenge-10-shades.html

The black and gold striped cardstock is from DCWV.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and coloured with copic markers 100, E49, E00, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00.  I have also added some black bling and some Stickles - Orange Peel.

Going Batty

Sometimes I think I am going batty - but here I am talking about this card!

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Something Orange
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/qkr-stampede-weekly-challenge-63-seeing.html
The Alley Way Stamps - Be Inspired 40
http://thealleywaystamps.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/lets-mix-it-up-friday-be-inspired-40.html
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/sketch-55.html
Digi Haven - Orange and Black
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/tis-season-for-orange-and-black.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Add Some Black
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-56.html

I have used a background paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  This is the last of the black mesh ribbon I have (apart from a small offcut) so I hope the shop still has this in stock!    The image and sentiment are from The Alley Way Stamps.  I have coloured the image using copic markers YR07 and 100 and then added Stickles - Black Diamonds.  Matting is orange cardstock.

Happy Birthday

I really enjoyed creating this card as orange is one of my favourite colours.  The image was such a great one to work with too.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Something Orange
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/qkr-stampede-weekly-challenge-63-seeing.html
Sentimental Sundays - Monochromatic Birthday
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-178-happy-birthday.html
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-180-francescas-sketch.html
And This One:
Scribbles Designs - Orange
http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/10/scribbles-designs-challenge-10-shades.html

I have used a couple of papers from a matstack by DCWV called Animal Crackers.  The image is from Dilly Beans and has been coloured with various copic markers in the YR range with E00 for the skin.  I also added some Stickles - Orange Peel.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs and the ribbon from American Crafts.  Matting is orange cardstock.

Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt

It is time for a...
Hello and welcome to the first ever Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt brought to you by the team of Creative Bug Digitals.

This is stop # 5. It is 2:00 pm EDT, Oct. 31st, which is actually 7:00 am Nov.1st, here on my blog, and it is time to release the fifth clue.

If you missed the first four stops, please go HERE (http://scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com/2013/10/time-for-trick-or-treat-treasure-hunt.html in case the link doesn't work) and start from the beginning to ensure that you understand how to play along and get all the clues you will need to participate.

Clue #5

  1. Go the Creative Bug Digitals Store at http://www.creativebugdigis.com.
  2. Find the Halloween section. 
  3. Click on the first image across in the fourth row down.  This will bring the image name up for you.
  4. What is the eleventh letter in this image's name?  Take that letter and write it down.  This is your fifth of six letters.
__?___     __?___         __?___      __?___      __?___      _____

You now have five of your blanks filled in.  Remember you will need to unscramble the word when you have finished collecting the last remaining letter.

To help you find the correct image in the store, I have created a project to showcase it...

I have used a black card blank this time.  The background paper is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  If you have followed the clue correctly, you will already know what the image is and that it comes from Creative Bug On the Loose!  I used a tombstone die-cut for the image and then stippled some Distress Ink around the image using Old Paper. 

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish - Halloween
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-183-halloween-10272013.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-195-halloween-anything-goes.html
Love to Create - Halloween
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-28-halloween.html
Craft Your Passion - Halloween
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-186-halloween.html

Stay tuned for the release of clue #6...

At 4:00 pm EDT, the last clue will be released over on  Creative Bug on the Loose, (here is the address in case the link doesn't work-- http://scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com/)

If you happen to get lost along the way you can find the complete line up below.  Times are listed in EDT......

The Treasure Hunt starts over at Creative Bug on the Loose

Go to Vicky's Blog, Crafting Vicky, at 8:00 am for clue #2

Go to Lisa 's Blog, Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, at 10:00 am for clue #3

Go to Jen's Blog, Krafty Keepsakes, at 12:00 pm for clue #4

Go to Suze's Blog, Craftysuze, at 2:00 pm for clue #5

Head back to Creative Bug on the Loose, at  4: 00 pm for clue #6--the final clue.
Now don't worry, if you aren't around for the day, that is okay too.  You will have until Midnight on Friday to complete the treasure hunt.  We want to make sure that all of our readers have the chance to participate.  You'll find all the details you need, including a list of prizes, over at Creative Bug on the Loose.

We look forward to seeing you participate!!!

HAPPY HUNTING!!!

Boo

A nice friendly looking ghost amongst the graveyard:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Some Lines - Happy Boo To You
http://justsomelinesblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/happy-boo-to-you-week-4.html
2 Sisters - Cute n Spooky
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/10/challenge-167.html
Robyn's Fetish - Halloween
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-183-halloween-10272013.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-195-halloween-anything-goes.html
Craft Your Passion - Halloween
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-186-halloween.html
Love To Create - Halloween
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-28-halloween.html

The background paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and perfect for this image.  The image is from Just Some Lines and coloured with copic markers.  I have added five black pearls

Think Of All The Beauty Around You

I always think that Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year.  This sentiment seemed so appropriate for an Autumn card:

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Autumn
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-65-autumn.html
Shelly's Images - Photo Inspiration
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/ttt-winner-and-october-challenge.html

I have used a background paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles which I reduced in size and then repeated to create a tiled background paper.  The image and sentiment are from Shelly's Images and I combined them for this card.  The colouring is with Distress Markers - pine needles, spiced marmalade, mustard seed and festive berries.  I also diecut and embossed two leaves using a Marianne's die.  The image and sentiment have been diecut with a Spellbinders Labels die and "stitched" with Distress Marker - Pine Needles.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Creative Owl

A red and brown colour scheme - fitting for an owl:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - No Squares Allowed
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-190-no-squares-allowed.html
A Creative Need - Red and Brown
http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/

I have used a background paper from a paper pad.  I criss-crossed some washi tape on the front. The image cut using a Spellbinders scallop circle die is from A Creative Need and coloured with copic markers.

Uhura Sassy

I wanted to use this image but wasn't getting any inspiration.  Today, I was a bit more inspired:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - No Squares Allowed
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-190-no-squares-allowed.html
Sassy Studio Designs - Make It Yours - Challenge # 165 (February 21 2013)
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/dtbst-200-make-it-yours.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Add Some Black
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-56.html

I have created an easel card.  The base has been covered in a digital paper and then "stitched" around the outside using Distress Marker - Vintage Photo.  The main image is Sassy Uhura from Sassy Studio Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers E00, R59, R46, 100, C7.  I used a die from Spellbinders for the image and then "stitched" using Distress Marker - Spiced Marmalade.

My Sassy Studio Challenge that I used for inspiration was #165.  Here is the link to it:
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/dare-to-be-sassy-thursday-165.html


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Strawberry Christmas

In New Zealand, we have Christmas in the middle of our summer holidays.  Strawberries are fairly plentiful at that time - so I often associate strawberries with Christmas!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/sweet-sketch-and-bugaboo.html
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (Fruit and Vegetables)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/october-photo-challenge.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html

I have used some Christmas papers for the background. Matting is red cardstock.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp that came with a magazine (I think it was Cardmaking in Easy Steps).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers R29, R27, R46, G99, G85, E00, RV23.  I have also added some small pink pearls and two glitter domes.

A Special Day

A bright cheerful birthday card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps - Sketch 172
http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/ac172-sketch-challenge.html

I have used a paper from MME for the background.  The image is from Annabelle Stamps and coloured with copic markers to match one of the balloons on the background paper.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  Matting is blue cardstock.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Christmas Colours.....but not a Christmas Card

Although this card is in traditional Christmas colours, it isn't really a Christmas card.  Mind you, here in New Zealand it could be.....as that is the best time for strawberries!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Embossing
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-78-embossing.html

I have used a green card blank.  The embossed panel is red cardstock and an embossing folder.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and coloured with copic markers G17, G14 and RV29.  The button is one from my Mum's button box.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Red and White

It is time for another Colour Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week we are sponsored by Saturated Canary who are offering 2 digis to the lucky winner!

I have used a lovely image called Spritz which was just perfect for this colour challenge.  I have also used various red and white background papers.  Matting is red cardstock.  The die that I have used is a Beaded Oval die from Spellbinders.  I have coloured the image using copic markers R29, R27 and E00 plus I added some Stickles (not sure which one I used now).  I added some Glossy Accents over the cane to give it a bit more of an authentic candy look.  Some rhinestones have also been added to the card to further embellish it.



I am also entering the following challenges with this card:
CHNC - Anything Goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html

Pink Rosey

A pink and red colour scheme for Rosey this time:



I am entering the following challenges:
Craft your Passion - Think Pink
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-185-think-pink.html
Crafty Sentiments - BINGO
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/bingo.html


My BINGO line - Red + Lace + Flowers


I have used a background paper from a DCWV matstack.  The image is Rosey from Crafty Sentiments.  I have used some pink lace from my stash over the red mesh ribbon.  The flowers have been cut using a paper from DCWV and a Marianne's die and then embellished with some hot pink pearls.

Eat Cake

I am having mobile broadband issues so will make this post as short as possible and update when I get home.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Little Tangles - Sketch
http://littletangles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-23-sketch.html
I have used image and sentiment from Neat and Tangled. Card is CAS in design.

Whoopsi Daisy

I am having mobile broadband issues so will make this post as short as possible and update when I get home.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy - Green, Black, Purple and Orange
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/halloween-colors-orange-black-purple.html
I have used a background paper from Provo Craft. Image is from Whoopsi daisy. Colouring copic markers. Mesh ribbon. Rhinestones coloured with copic. Spellbinder dies.

From The Heart

I am having mobile broadband issues so will make this post as short as possible and update when I get home.




 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

From The Heart Sketches - Sketch 039
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2013/10/21/i-heart-card-sketches-no-39/
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Use A Pumpkin
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/birthdaycard/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-october-21st-use-a-pumpkin-on-your

From The Heart - October Stamp
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2013/10/01/october-stamp-of-the-month-harvest-medley/


I have used two background papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. The yellow and orange one is a digi paper - source unknown. The images are from Delightful Inspirations From The Heart. Colouring - copics. Matting - cardstock.



Here is the sketch:


guohiohio

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Happy Anniversary

A subtle colour scheme for this anniversary card:



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Darla - Happy Anniversary
http://digidarlas.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/ddc-85-anniversaries-abound.html

The background paper is from Kaisercraft.  I have used two dies from Marianne's Designs for the image and sentiment.  They come from the same set.  The image is from Digi Darla and has been coloured with copic markers.  I have added white pearls to three of the corners.

Halloween Prom Queen

A Halloween card using a Prom Queen image



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-55.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/wednesday-s-sketch-challenge-october-23
Clear it Out Challenge - Halloween + Orange
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/boo-come-check-out-our-challenge-and.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-80.html
Digi Haven - Orange and Black
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/tis-season-for-orange-and-black.html

I have used a black card blank.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I have added a small piece of orange paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles that was left over from another card.  The circles have been cut from a DCWV matstack and embellished with black pearls

Relax

My favourite way of relaxing is to be colouring images with my copic markers!




I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - October BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/october-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-144.html

I have used papers from a matstack by DCWV called Lemon Flowers.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers E00, C02, YR23, G82.  I have typed a sentiment on the computer and added three pearls from Sullivans.

BINGO line - Punch (borders), Player's Choice (Bugaboo image) Sentiment

Witchy Broom

An orange and black halloween card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - October BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/october-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-144.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-55.html

I have used a background paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The next layer is papers from DCWV.  The image is from Bugaboo stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I have added black pearls.

BINGO line is - Black + Orange + Punch (borders)

Fall Colours

This wasn't the image that I was originally going to use for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge but due to some technical issues I didn't receive the image that I wanted to use in time.  So.....I thought a bit outside the box and came up with a non-fall image which I then coloured in fall colours:



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Fall Colours
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/lacy-sunshine-challenge-19-fall-colors.html
Robyn's Fetish - Fall
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-182-fall-10202013.html

I am currently away from home for 2 days and don't have my usual photo set up.....so I photographed on the bed in the unit.  Hence, the background has stitching in it as it is a quilted bedspread - I decided this was a more interesting background than the other options here!

On to the card - I have used a tartan background paper and some mesh ribbon.  I had thought I'd used an olive green one but after I stuck it down I realised it was actually black!  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured in copic markers G94, R59, R47, YR23, YR07, G82.  I have also added some olive green pearls from Sullivans.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Bark at the Moon

I wanted a really strong moon in a dark sky.  Although, this looks simple in design - it's sheer simplicity was actually more of a challenge than I thought it would be.  How to embellish without over embellishing and taking away from the effect that I was trying to achieve.  I think I got what I wanted in the end though:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Musically Challenged - Bark at the Moon
http://musicallychallengedchallenge.blogspot.gr/2013/10/bark-at-moon-challenge-11.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-55.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-80.html

I have used a black card blank.  The image is from Floppy Latte and coloured with copic marker YR23.  I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut out the image.  The final addition is some black pearls in two of the corners.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Jingle All The Way

Some non-traditional coloured ants!  I'm sure that there must be mint green ants somewhere!!!!

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/doodle-pantry-digital-challenge-39.html

I have used a plaid background paper.  The image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  The sentiment was pre-coloured but the image has been coloured with copic markers.  I have added a bell embellishment which I have further embellished with Stickles - Crystal and also some rhinestones.

Shaded Mitten

A very CAS card this time but I love the effect of the simplicity of this one:


I am entering the following challenges:
The Alley Way Stamps - Be Inspired
http://www.thealleywaystamps.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/be-inspired-39-lets-mix-it-up-friday.html


I have covered the card blank with a light grey paper from a matstack by DCWV called Linen Closet.  The image is from The Alley Way Stamps.  I have cut some pennants from Shimmer Cardstock also by DCWV.

Trick or Treat

A delightful image for Halloween - beautiful rather than scary!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Not Scary Halloween
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-58-non-scary-halloween.html

I have used a background paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for the background.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and is called Thorne.  I have coloured the image with copic markers E00, 100, C7, BV16, YG23, YR04, YR07. 

The Carol Singers

Two lovely ladies singing some lovely Christmas carols....


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Carol Singers
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/carol-singers.html
Flat Friends - Photo Inspiration
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-13-photo-inspiration-x.html


I have used a music themed Christmas paper from MME for this card as it matches the image.  The image is from Flat Friends.  I decided on this image after looking at the inspiration photo for the Flat Friends Challenge and noticing the red scarf.   As the background paper is quite striking, I kept the embellishments to a minimum - just adding a few red rhinestones.

Drip Drip Drip

I wonder if the birdie knows what is causing all those drips!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Blue, Grey and White
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-64-blue-gray-and-white.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 144
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-144.html
Catch The Bug - October BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/october-bingo-challenge.html

My BINGO line is: 2 Designer Papers + Bling + Punch

I have used two designer papers from a DCWV Matstack which have been die-cut using Spellbinders dies.  The border strips have also been die-cut using a Spellbinders die (I'm hoping this counts as a punch as I had to punch out the circles after die-cutting!).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured using copic markers - B000, B05, B02, C5, C3.  I also added some blue dots around the image using Distress Marker - salty ocean.  The bling is from Kaisercraft and is "Blue Grey" colour - just perfect!

Thanks - piano

My teenage daughter has a music exam at the end of this month.  She requires the assistance of a pianist for her exam....so I've made a card for her to give to him:

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Meljens Designs - Hidden Message
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-182-peek-book.html
Brown Sugar - Blue, Grey and White
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-64-blue-gray-and-white.html

I have used a paper from a DCWV matstack for the background - light grey with darker grey stripes.  The images are from Meljens Designs.  Little Piano on the outside of the card and the partly hidden tag uses Thank You Stars.  I have coloured the images using copic markers C0, B97, B95, B05.  I used some blue shimmer cardstock also from DCWV for the matting and then added some white grosgrain ribbon and a brad to the hidden message.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Inspired By the Tiger

Our school emblem was a tiger and our school colours derived from that (or the other way round)!  We had this ghastly winter dress that really smelled when it got wet.  It is a looong time since I was at school and I still remember that!  The background paper that I have used for this card is basically the same pattern as was on that dress.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Inspired by School or Team Colours
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/dtbst-199-support-your-team.html
Penny's Paper - Button AND Bow
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-150-our.html

I have used a background paper from a matstack called "Natural" by DCWV.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers E00 for the skin, Y17 for the dress and I'm not sure what I used on the hair!  The button is another from my Mum's button box.  The organza bow has been made using my Bow Easy and some organza ribbon from my stash.

Christmas Carols

I've sort of gone with a traditional Christmas colour scheme here - green and gold.

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee - Spots and Dots
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/spots-and-dots-challenge.html
Winter Wonderland - Carol Singers
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/carol-singers.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html

I have used a background paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME.  The matting is gold cardstock from DCWV.  I have also used some matching gold glitter tape from American Crafts.  The image is from Milk Coffee and has been coloured in copic markers E00, G94, G82, E11, Y11, R000, W1.  I have also used Stickles - Gold and Crystal.

Too Cute To Spook

How could you be spooked by such a cute image?


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Too Cute To Spook
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/ch189-too-cute-to-spook.html

I have used a paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for the background.  The image is from Doodle Dragon Studio and coloured with copic markers BV16, YG23, YR07, YR04, Y17.  I have added a corner embellishment of black pearls.

Frosty Christmas Scene

A very peaceful Christmas scene:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-229-17th-of-october-christmas.html
Jingle Belles
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pink-christmas-for-cure.html
CHNC - Peace
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-147-peace.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html
Papertake Weekly - Oh Christmas Tree
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/oh-christmas-tree.html

I have printed the image on to white cardstock and mounted on to the card blank.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with copic markers RV23, RV21, R35, G14, plus a few others I forgot to write the numbers down for!!

Pink Snowman


A pink snowman for a pink Christmas:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-229-17th-of-october-christmas.html
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pink-christmas-for-cure.html
Craft Your Passion - Think Pink
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-185-think-pink.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html

A pink paper with stockings and baubles.  Fairly untraditional in colour but definitely Christmas with the stockings and baubles!  The image is from A Day For Daisies and coloured with copic markers C0, RV23, RV21.

Christmas Music

There is nothing like the sound of Christmas carols being played on a piano.




I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-229-17th-of-october-christmas.html
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pink-christmas-for-cure.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html
Papertake Weekly - Oh Christmas Tree
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/oh-christmas-tree.html
Craft Your Passion - Think Pink
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-185-think-pink.html

I have used a starry pink paper for the background.  The image is from Lauretta's and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a little tree embellishment which I further embellished with the addition of some pink pearls.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

It's A Doodle

When I first read this challenge, I thought it said "It's a Doddle"!!!  I'm getting to enjoy doodling around the edges of my die-cuts so I had fun with this one - so it was a doddle to do!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Its a Doodle
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-71-its-doodle.html

I have used a couple of papers from DCWV for the background.  One of them I layered on to black mesh ribbon.  I also added some small flowers - one of which I coloured black with copic marker 100.  I tied a bow using black and white twine.

The image is from Little Miss Muffet and coloured with copic markers in the E range.  I was merrily picking up markers from my container and forgetting to write the numbers down before I put them back! 

Spooky

Another Halloween card - this time featuring a cat.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/sweet-sketch-wednesdays-228-digi-stamp.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-80.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween Colours
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-194-halloween-colors.html
Eureka Stamps - Halloween Colours
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-62.html

I have used some paper I found lurking at the bottom of my scrapbook papers stash!  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique as is the sentiment.  I added a bit of colour to the cat and also doodled some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Spiced Marmalade.  I used Spellbinders star and rectangle dies.  I also glued some yellow stars around the card and sprinkled some gold glitter around them.

Here is the sketch:

Halloween Cupcake

Spider has found himself a yummy treat!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/wednesday-s-sketch-challenge-october-16-2013
A Day For Daisies - Halloween
http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/new-release-little-witch-challenge-81.html
2 Sisters Challenge - Halloween Colours
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/10/challenge-166-halloween-colors.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Halloween)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-80.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween Colours
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-194-halloween-colors.html
Whoopsi Daisy - Orange, Black, Purple, Green
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/halloween-colors-orange-black-purple.html

This cute image comes from A Day For Daisies as part of the challenge linked above.  The sketch is from The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge.  I have used a Halloween paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the background.  Orange is one of my favourite colours so I was drawn to this one!  The image is coloured using copic markers BV16, YR07, YR04 and YG23.  The faux stitching is drawn with Distress Marker - Spiced Marmalade.  I have also used some black mesh ribbon which sort of looks like spider web.  The die is a Spellbinders one.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Christmas Bird

I found a couple of new challenges that I hadn't entered before and decided to combine them for this card - except I just checked the rules for one of them and I wasn't supposed to use red!  Oh well, looks like I'll be using this image again!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenge - Brads
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/team-b-stitchy-outlet.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-229-17th-of-october-christmas.html

The image comes from Opal Manor as a freebie for the challenge that I was going to enter!  The background paper is from MME - Mistletoe Magic.  I have coloured the image using copic markers R59, R46, BG23, BG15, BG72.  I have added a designer brad from Rosie's Studio.  I actually went in to the shop to buy printer ink but saw these gorgeous brads and just had to have them!  There are 21 different ones in the pack.



Purple and Black

Today marks my first day as a new DT member at Incy Wincy Designs.  A bit late with my first post though - a couple of technical issues!  This is my first card:



The challenge this week is Purple and Black and the sponsor is Dilly Beans. The image that I have used from Dilly Beans is called Skull Bow Framed.  I have used some die-cuts throughout the card.  The ribbon threader one, the arch which is the negative of a frame die-cut!   I added some Stickles - Crystal around the edge of the frame.    I used the same Stickles on the bow.  Colouring is with copic markers with the addition of Glossy Accents on the eye and the skull.  I also added some black rhinestones to the purple grosgrain ribbon.  The background paper is from a Basics paper pad - spots and stripes.

I have also found these challenges to enter:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Halloween)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-80.html
All That Stickles - Halloween
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/halloween-linky-party.html
Dilly Beans - Halloween
http://dillybeanschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/new-challenge-halloween-week-3.html


Why don't you head over to Incy Wincy Designs and check out the challenge for yourself?


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Happy Halloween

I have gone with a bit of a different image for Halloween.  Like to keep thinking outside the box a bit and show that images can be versatile!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Halloween
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/qkr-stampede-weekly-challenge-61.html
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.gr/2013/10/halloween-challenge.html
Papertake Weekly - Halloween Hues
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/happy-halloween-hues.html
Craft Your Passion - Add Some Embossing
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-184-add-some-embossing.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - BINGO + Halloween
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-oct-17-oct-23-is-bingo-halloween
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-179-sams-sketch.html
All That Stickles - Halloween
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/halloween-linky-party.html
Incy Wincy Challenges - Halloween
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/halloween.html
Limited Runs - Gallery
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/p/customer-gallery.html

My BINGO line is Sentiment, Digital Image, Paper Piercing

I have used two papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for this card.  I also used an embossing folder "Heavy Duty" for the centre strip.  I inked the embossing folder with Distress Ink - Dusty Concord before embossing.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments - she had a worried look on her face and I thought she might be pondering whether her spell was going to work or not!!  I have coloured her using copic markers in Halloween colours - YR07, YR04, YG23, E00, BV17.  I also added the word "Spells" to her book using a Distress Marker - Dusty Concord.  The two left hand corner embellishments have been created using Stickles - Black Diamond.  The sentiment is from Limited Runs.


Cardinal Christmas

I decided to make a Christmas card that wasn't quite so "Christmassy" - if you know what I mean.  No santa hats, no Christmas trees, etc.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
From the Heart Sketches - Sketch 038
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2013/10/14/i-heart-card-sketches-no-38/
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Anything Goes)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-79.html

I was trying to avoid using the "Anything Goes" option on the PINspirational challenge - but succumbed to it this time!  I like to challenge myself as much as I can!

I have used a couple of Christmas papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Delightful Inspirations - From the Heart.  Colouring is with copic markers R59, R46, R05, R02, R29, E35, Y17.  I have used Spellbinders circle and scallop circle dies for die-cutting.  I have also added some olive green mesh ribbon and some olive green grosgrain ribbon.

I was a bit late putting this post together......and forgot to include the sketch:


I either include the sketch when I'm not meant to.......or forget to add it when I am meant to! 




Bounty of the Season

A cute autumn themed card:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Fall plus twine
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-61-fall.html
Love To Create - Sketch
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-87-sketch.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Pumpkins
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/oct-month-long-prize-challenge-pumpkins.html

I have used an offcut of paper from another card.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and coloured with copic markers YR07, YR04, YR000, G14, E33, E31.  The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I have also used some yellow and white bakers twine, some olive green grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts and some rhinestones.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Spots and Dots

This is a real cutie of an image!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Spots and Dots
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/spots-and-dots-challenge.html
Craft Your Passion - Add some embossing (embossed die-cut)
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/challenge-184-add-some-embossing.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Beachy girl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/pinspirational-challenge-79.html

The spotty paper comes from a paper pad that I bought recently called Basics.  It has papers in differing colours in stripes and spots!  The embossed die-cut is one from Marianne's.  I embellished the die-cut with three pale pink rhinestone hearts.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and was the perfect image for a spots and dots challenge!  I have also added some die-cuts cut from pearlised paper using a Memory Box die.