Monday, 31 March 2014

Wishing You Luck

The past couple of months have been so hectic that I haven't managed to join in on many challenges.  I really wanted to participate in the Shelly's Images one this time.  I had an image in mind but the link to it wasn't working so I had to have a change of plan! 


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Shelly's Images - Luck
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/ttt-winner-and-march-challenge.html


I paired the image from Shelly's Images with a sentiment from Beyond The Fringe.  I coloured using copic markers.  I matted the die-cut image with green cardstock and also added three green pearls to the card.

Green Vampire

I decided to colour this image green as I had a paper in mind to go with it.  Of course, despite the fact that I keep seeing this paper lying around the house, when I actually wanted to use it I couldn't find it.  However, I am pleased with the combination of papers that I did use.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Green
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/colour-challenge.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/sketch-61-aurora-wings.html

I have used a scrapbook paper as the main paper - this came from a set I bought many years ago.  The circles and the lower piece are all offcuts from other cards.  The image that I have used comes from Alipeeps and has been coloured with copic markers G17, G14, 100 and E00.  I also added a wooden green button as an embellishment.

Spring Bunny

Easter Bunny looks like he has finished his deliveries!


I am entering in these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - NO DP
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-73-no-designer-papers.html
Ike's World - Spring into Spring
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/ikesworld-challenges-13-spring-into.html

I have used brown cardstock edged with washi Tape.  The image is from Ikes World and is coloured with copic markers E25, E21, R02, C2, C1, R000, Y06.  I also added a flower from a scrapbooking kit to which I added a large pearl.

Christmas Ornament in Pink, Yellow and Blue

Some non-traditional colours for this Christmas ornament:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
A Creative Need - Pink, Yellow and Blue
http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #87
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sketchie-free-for-all.html

I have used a paper from DCWV for the background along with some glitter cardstock (also from DCWV).  The image is from A Creative Need and coloured with copic markers.  I added some faux stitching using a blue Distress Marker.  I also added some blue mesh ribbon cut into a pennant shape.

Mother's Day Bears

I thought I'd go for cute bears - in shades of red/pink!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Mother's Day
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.gr/2014/03/mothers-day-and-gdt-spot.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #87
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sketchie-free-for-all.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The pennant is cut from an offcut from another card.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and coloured with copic markers R14, R11 plus Stickles - Star Dust before fussy cutting.

Green Apple

Green Apples remind me of Apple Crumble which is my favourite dessert recipe with apples.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #87
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sketchie-free-for-all.html
Sami Stamps - Green
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-011-use-some-green-and-new.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Green
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/colour-challenge.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sami Stamps and coloured with copic markers in green shades.  I also used some lime green glitter cardstock from DCWV along with an offcut of green paper.  Matting is with green cardstock.

Stunning Sunflower

Where has March gone?  Suddenly it is April and well into Autumn.  The morning temperatures certainly feel like April though!


I am entering my summery sunflower card into these challenges:
Trimgym - Use Freebie
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/march-challenge-2014.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #87
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sketchie-free-for-all.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Green
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/colour-challenge.html

I have used three different papers which were part of the challenge at Trimgym.  I matted these with some green cardstock (I seem to have plenty of green cardstock in my stash at the moment so a good opportunity to use some of it!!).  The image is from Reece's Pieces and has been coloured with copic markers Y38, Y35, Y06, G17, G14 and a random pink (can't remember which one I picked up!).  I highlighted the sunflower with some Stickles - Yellow.

Surrounded by flowers

Actually I'm more surrounded by leaves at the moment as it is Autumn here!  I just love the expression on this girl's face - the kind of "what now" fed up look that I am feeling with my boss at the moment!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #87
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sketchie-free-for-all.html
Bearly Mine Challenges - One For the Girls
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/march-challenge-one-for-girls.html
Lacy Sunshine - Add flowers
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/03/lacy-sunshine-challenge-30-add-flowers.html

I have used three different papers from Bearly Mine Designs which all come from the same paper pack - Floral Dreams.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers E00, R11,E25, E21, G17, G14, Y38, Y35.  I used pink cardstock for matting the layers.

Wedding Card

I don't tend to make a lot of wedding cards as I very rarely seem to know anyone who is getting married.  It must soon start getting to the stage of friends sons and daughters!!

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - No Designer Papers
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-73-no-designer-papers.html
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Add a Bow
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-168-bow.html


I embossed some gold metallic paper using an embossing folder.  The image is from Kenny K and coloured with a combination of colouring and outline colouring.  I die-cut using a Spellbinder Scallop Oval die and then added a pretty organza bow in a cream colour.



Christmas Sentiments

A card that highlights Christmas sentiments rather than a particular image - although I did sneak a Santa in there in the background paper!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Progressive Christmas Challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/monthly-christmas-challenge-march-2014.html

The Christmassy background paper is from MME.  The main "image" is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy as part of the monthly progressive challenge.  I printed it out and added a little colour to some of the words and then added a holly die-cut - which was cut from green cardstock using a Spellbinder die.  I added three rhinestones to represent holly berries.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Tropical Christmas

Although we have Christmas in summer, it is not quite as tropical as this!  However, I tend to be drawn to these images!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch # 059
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/03/24/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-59/
CHNC - Patterned Paper - March
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html


I have used two papers from Kaisercraft - Paradiso.  The background and circle have been cut from one of the pages.  The rectangles are all cut from the second page (which actually consisted of 12 of these rectangles so I have another 8 I can use on other projects).  I used an image from From The Heart Stamps which I coloured with copic markers.  I used the broad end of the copic marker B000 for the sky to give that drifty cloud like look.  I have added a flower shaped bead as an embellishment.

Here is the sketch that I followed:



I opted not to use the twist this time.

Think Spring

When I think of spring, I think of lots of flowers so I created a card using a flowery background, flower image and flower embellishment.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - No Square cards
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-82-no.html
Love to Create - BINGO (Sparkle + Yellow + Flowers)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-108-bingo.html

The background paper is from DCWV.  I added some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic markers G17, G14, YR04, YR02, Y06.  I added some Glossy Accents to the butterfly to give it some dimension.  I matted using some yellow glitter cardstock from DCWV (which I'm hoping counts as sparkle!).  Dies are from Spellbinders.  I added a flower which I coloured roughly using YR02 and then added a pearl from Rosie's Studio to the centre.

Sorry about the quality of the photo - not sure what happened here.  I need to get this uploaded now but will then try and see if I can get a better photo and update.  Second time lucky - this one is better!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Calla Lily Sympathy Card

I always seem to associate Calla Lilies with Sympathy Cards.  I decided to colour these ones in a soft mint green colour.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - Green or Recycled (Green)
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-195-go-green.html

I used a background paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image is from The Stamping Chef and has been outline coloured with G000.  I matted the image onto some glitter cardstock from DCWV and then also added some white pearls from Sullivans to the card.

Spring - birds and flowers

I usually work with a strong yellow colour scheme for my spring cards so decided to be a bit different this time.



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Flowery Springtime
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-199-flowery-springtime.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Dreaming of Spring
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-216-dreaming-of-spring.html
Whoopsi Daisy - Welcome Spring
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/welcome-spring-challenge.html
Craft Your Passion - For The Ladies
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-206-mothers-dayfor-ladies.html
Digi Haven - Things With Wings
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/things-with-wings-sponsored-by-whoopsi.html

I have used a background paper from DCWV matstack for this card.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and the sentiment from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers BG15, BG13, R02, YG06, Y06.  I used some glitter cardstock (also from DCWV) for the matting on this card.

Awesome

I thought that this paper was just perfect for a teenage boy card:


I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Flat Friends - Cards 4 Men
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-18-cards-4-men-x.html
Just Inspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.be/2014/03/march-monthly-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pinspirational-challenge-100.html

I have used a background paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Flat Friends and has been coloured with copic markers. I matted using some navy blue cardstock and added some washi tapes in different widths.

Kitten in Spring Flowers

Such a sweet face in amongst the flowers!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - For the Ladies
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-206-mothers-dayfor-ladies.html
Sentimental Sundays - Flowery Springtime
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-199-flowery-springtime.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Dreaming of Spring
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-216-dreaming-of-spring.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The image is from Aurora Wings and has been coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs.  I matted with some pink cardstock and then added some ribbon roses and some hot pink pearls from Sullivans.

29 Again

I can definitely relate to this one!


I am entering the following challenges with this card:
One Stitch At A Time - For A Woman In Your Life
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-205.html
Craft Your Passion - Ladies
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-206-mothers-dayfor-ladies.html

I have used a bright birthday paper from DCWV as the background.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and coloured with my brighter coloured copic markers.  I used some red cardstock for the matting and a digital sentiment.



Friday, 28 March 2014

Spring Time Thanks

Actually it is Autumn here .....but it is really lovely to make a card featuring spring flowers all over the background. 

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle  - Use Some Blue
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-77.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - March
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and has been coloured in pink and blue copic markers.  I added a pink bow, some blue buttons and a sentiment edged in blue Distress Ink.

Candy Cane Ewe

Another sheep themed Christmas card:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (Sheep)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/march-photo-inspiration-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #206
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-206.html

I have used a paper from DCWV for the background.  I added some Christmassy mesh ribbon.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured in green copic markers with the sheep outlined in C0.  I added a sentiment from Desert Diva.  The matting is green cardstock.

Merry Christmas To Ewe

Coming from a country where there are more sheep than people, I love the idea of Christmas sheep!



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (sheep)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/march-photo-inspiration-challenge.html
Love To Create - BINGO (Pink + Pearls + Sparkle)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-108-bingo.html



I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps - Scene It Christmas Sheep.  I coloured the image with copic markers using C0 to outline the sheep to give the appearance of white sheep.  I added some Stickles - Star Dust to the image, matted with glitter cardstock (DCWV) and added some pink pearls (Sullivans).

Thinking Of You

Lately I always seem to need far too many of these cards.  I just found out this week that my Mum's best friend has inoperable cancer.  This lady has been a sort of Aunty to me.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Some Blue
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-77.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Anything Goes)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pinspirational-challenge-100.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from The Stamping Boutique and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment from Sans Designs and matted with some dark navy cardstock.  The finishing touch is some white pearls in two different sizes.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easter is Coming

Bunnies and chicks for Easter:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - A Little Birdie Told Me
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-80-little-birdie.html
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (animal)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/march-photo-inspiration-challenge.html


I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps for this card coloured with copic markers.
  The paper is from Rosie's Studio.  I have added some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts along with some rhinestones from Rosie's Studio.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Christmas Tree

In New Zealand, we have the pine tree as our Christmas Tree and driving around now there are a few farms growing these trees in time for Christmas.  To me, the smell of pine needles reminds me of Christmas. 


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Christmas Foliage
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/the-holly-ivy.html
Open Minded Challenge - Add Some Buttons
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-6-use-some-buttons.html
Totally Papercrafts - Beautiful Borders
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-211-beautiful-borders.html

I have used a background paper from MME and overlaid it with some borders cut using a Spellbinder die.  This was a great opportunity to use up some offcuts from another project.  The image is from Oak Pond Creations and coloured with copic markers then highlighted with Stickles - Star Dust.  The buttons are from my stash.  The matting is green cardstock.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.

Mermaid in the Sea

Back to aquatic themed cards again!!!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Photo Inspiration (sea and blue)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-251-20th-of-march-inspiration.html

This image is from Sassy Studio Designs.

Whale Island

We have a Rabbit Island here in New Zealand - wonder if it looks like a rabbit!  This Whale Island definitely looks like a whale!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Photo Inspiration (sea)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-251-20th-of-march-inspiration.html

The image that I have used comes from Spyders Corner.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Another song title - this time the challenge itself uses it and I just copied!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Meljens Designs - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-202-girls-just-wanna-have-fun.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Glitter and Lace
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-61-glitter-lace.html
Milk Coffee - At least 2 flowers
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/flowers-challenge-at-least-2-flowers.html
Love To Create  - BINGO (Pink + Lace + Flowers)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-108-bingo.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The lace and flowers are from my stash - separately purchased but work well together.  The image is from Meljens Designs and has been coloured with copic markers with the addition of Stickles - Star Dust over her tutu. Matting is some offcut cardstock.

Blue Bird

This reminds me of a song that goes "Bluebird singing in the tree"!  Not sure who sings it and it is probably a really old song!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Photo Inspiration (blue)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-251-20th-of-march-inspiration.html
QKR Stampede - A little birdie told me
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-80-little-birdie.html
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-199-jonis-sketch.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sami Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers B05, B00, E08, R59.  I have also added some washi tape, rhinestones and a little blue bow.

The layout follows the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

A little birdie told me....

.. it's your birthday!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - A little birdie told me
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-80-little-birdie.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some blue
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-77.html

I have used a birthday paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I have matted with navy blue cardstock and added three buttons as embellishments.


Christmas Holly - in March

I try to prepare my Christmas cards throughout the year - although sometimes it kinda feels weird colouring holly images in March!





I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-86-anything-goes.html
Jingle Belles - Christmas Foliage
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/the-holly-ivy.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad for the background.  I added some sparkly Christmas mesh ribbon.  The image is from Digi Darla and has been coloured with copic markers G17, G14, R59 with the addition of Glossy Accents to the berries.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker to both the sentiment and the image.  I also added some red pearls from Sullivans.

Monochromatic Blue Butterfly

Worked with a blue colour scheme with accents of black for this card:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Blue)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-251-20th-of-march-inspiration.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Dreaming Of Spring
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-216-dreaming-of-spring.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Pickled Potpourri Designs
and has been coloured with copic markers in the Blue range.  I have added three butterfly shaped beads as embellishments.  Matting is navy blue cardstock.

Dark Forest

I wanted this image to retain it's darkness - so I have worked with shade of black together with dark blues.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Black and ONE other colour (Blue)
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-80-black-plus-one-other-colour.html
CRAFT - Photo Inspiration (Blue)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-251-20th-of-march-inspiration.html
Crafting For All Seasons - No Designer Paper.
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-73-no-designer-papers.html

I have worked with an embossed background for the card using an embossing folder and navy blue cardstock.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and has been left largely uncoloured except for the addition of touches of dark blue through the water (copic B99).  I matted the image with black cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Ribbons and Lace and Pearls

It's time for a new challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs and this week the theme is an easy one - add ribbons, lace and pearls.  Here's what I created using a digi called Fairy Magic from sponsor All Dressed Up:



I used a background paper and embellished the flower centres with pearls.  The matting is some glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I used some lace from Sullivans and some organza ribbon tied in a bow.  The image has been coloured with copic markers and then her wings highlighted with Stickles (I think it was Star Dust).

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Digi Haven - Things With Wings
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/things-with-wings-sponsored-by-whoopsi.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - March
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Glitter and Lace
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-61-glitter-lace.html



All About The Girl

Lipstick, Shows, Pretty Bows, buttons, beads - all girlie things!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - All About The Girl
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/wk-10-digi-choosday-challengeall-about.html
Penny's Paper - Buttons and Bows
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-169.html

I have used a background from a matstack by DCWV called All About Girls.  The image is from Polka Doodles and has been coloured with copic markers.  I gave her orange hair as my teenage daughter has masses of auburn hair (which she terms orange).  I added some orange organza ribbon and bow plus some orange buttons from my stash.  Matting is orange glitter cardstock also from DCWV.

Heart of Flowers

A bright cheerful springy card - just to brighten an autumn day here!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/sweet-spring.html
Milk Coffee - At least 2 flowers
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/flowers-challenge-at-least-2-flowers.html
Jellypark Friends - Pretty Pastels
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pretty-pastels-challenge.html
Sentimental Sundays - Flowery Springtime
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-199-flowery-springtime.html

I used some scrapbooking paper from my stash for this card.  I also used some glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and has been coloured with copic markers in pastel shades.  I added a large mat in yellow cardstock.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs and the flower and rhinestone are also from my stash.

Here is a look at the sketch I followed:


Blue Butterflies

I always seem to colour butterflies in my favourite colours of yellow and orange so I thought I'd challenge myself to keep those two colours out of this card!



I am entering my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration (stars)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pinspirational-challenge-99.html
Digi Haven - Things with Wings
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/things-with-wings-sponsored-by-whoopsi.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The image is from All Dressed Up and has been outlined coloured with Distress Markers.  The matting is some blue cardstock - an offcut from another project!  The flowers are part of a scrapbooking kit I have had for some years and keep forgetting about.  The blue piece is a wooden die-cut and then I layered the white piece over the top.  I added a pink rhinestone from Rosie's Studio for the centre.

Roses For Mum

My Mum loves orchids and magnolias but also has several rose bushes and I know she loves to receive any flowers.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For Mum
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/for-mum-or-girlie.html
Penny's Paper - Buttons and Bows
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-169.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers R35, R32, E00, E18, E15, YG23, YR04, YR02, YR000.  I have added an organza bow and some wooden buttons.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Ahoy There!

This is just a darling pirate image:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours + Add Fibre
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/colorchallenge/forum/topics/march-18-2014-colour-challenge
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/03/lacy-sunshine-challenge-29-anything-goes.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-86-anything-goes.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers BV000, BV00, BV02, G21, E18, E15, E00.  I matted the image onto some lavender coloured metallic paper.  I added some green sparkly fibre and three brown pearls from Sullivans.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Monochromatic Sketch

This sketch gave me the opportunity to use up some offcuts - particularly with a twist of monochromatic!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Sketches - Sketch
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/03/17/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-58/
Corrosive Challenge - Photo Inspiration or Recycled
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-195-go-green.html
Craft Your Passion - Green and Recycled
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-205-go-green.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - March
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

I have used a main background paper from a paper pad together with offcuts from other cards.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  The matting is green cardstock.  The button is one from my Mum's button box - removed from an old garment and "kept just in case!".


Here is the sketch:

Easter Bunny Tag

Although I created this tag for Easter, with the colour scheme I have chosen it could just as easily be used for a baby girl!


I am entering my tag into the following challenge:
Whoopsi Daisy - Make A Tag
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/make-or-add-tag-challenge.html

I used a Sizzix die to cut the tag.  The paper is an offcut from another project.  I used an image from Whoopsi Daisy called Bunny which I hadn't actually used before!  Colouring is with copic markers C2, C0, RV34, RV10.  I have added some fibre to the tag too.

Plush Kitty For A Friend

A bit of lace and a pretty doily to add a classy elegance to this card:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Cuddly
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-198-cute-and-cuddly_16.html
Love To Create - Classy and Elegant
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-107-cas-clean-simple-andor.html
Little Miss Muffet - Doilies and Lace
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-81-doilies-and-lace.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (spots)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pinspirational-challenge-99.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background of this card.  The image is from Little Miss Muffet and coloured with copic markers RV02, B02, B000.  I have used a doily die from Marianne's and some lace from Sullivans.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs.

Just For You

This sentiment works purrfectly with this image!

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Cuddly
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-198-cute-and-cuddly_16.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-march-19-1
Love To Create - Classy and Elegant
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-107-cas-clean-simple-andor.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For Mum
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/for-mum-or-girlie.html

I have used a background paper from a paper pad.  The matting and the banners are glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Di's Digital Downloads and is coloured with copic markers C2, C1, RV34, Y06, YG23, RV10.  I added some copic coloured flowers embellished with rhinestones plus a sentiment from Sans Designs.

Cute and Cuddly Kitten

I love this image of Charlotte and her kitten:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Cuddly
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-198-cute-and-cuddly_16.html
Milk Coffee - At Least Two Flowers
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/flowers-challenge-at-least-2-flowers.html
Love To Create - Classy and Elegant
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-107-cas-clean-simple-andor.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Daisies)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pinspirational-challenge-99.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For Mum
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/for-mum-or-girlie.html
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/sketch-65-by-shirley.html

I have used a background paper from DCWV for this card.  The panels on top have been cut from offcuts from other cards.  The image is from Milk Coffee and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added as sentiment from Sans Designs and three little flower embellishments.

Yummy Peppermint

I pulled out the yummy peppermint colours for this card:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-198-guylaines-sketch-team-2.html
Robyn's Fetish - Green and Glitter
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-203-must-use-green-and.html
Craft Your Passion - Green and Recycled
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-205-go-green.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Food and Punches
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/its-challenge-time.html
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/03/lacy-sunshine-challenge-29-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Use Green
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/birthdaycard/forum/topics/greetings-challenge-march-17th-st-patrick-s-day-use-green-on-your

I followed the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and used some background paper from Kaisercraft along with some offcuts for the die-cutting.  I also used a foil inner seal from my hot chocolate container for the circle.  I added some glitter tape from American Crafts and a sentiment from Sans Designs.  The main image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers and then die-cut with a Spellbinder Labels die.

Flower Girl in Pretty Pastels

The first time I coloured this image I decided it didn't look pastel enough - so I scrapped that one and started again!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Add Green
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/challenge-76.html
A Day For Daisies - Pretty Pastels
http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/new-release-032114-spring-flowers.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For Mum
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/for-mum-or-girlie.html

I used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  I added some washi tape to the background.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured using copic markers G000, YG000, G82, E00, E33.  I added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Scattered Straw.  I coloured a flower using copic marker YG000 and added this to the cross point of the washi tape.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Would you like some cherry pie?

I certainly would!  I decided to go for a baking theme for this card - probably inspired by the fact that I have had a tummy bug all week and haven't been able to eat much!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (Ribbon + Bugaboo Image + Pearls)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #205
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-205.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Food and Punches (hopefully my punched oval and rectangle count)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/03/its-challenge-time.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - For Mum
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/for-mum-or-girlie.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (polka dots)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/pinspirational-challenge-99.html

I have used a baking themed paper from Provo Craft for the background.  The image is Dottie - Baking from Bugaboo Stamps.  I have coloured her with copic markers.  The polka dot panel is left over from another card.  The pink rectangle has been die-cut from glitter cardstock (DCWV) and the image using an oval die-cut.  Both dies are from Spellbinder.  I have added some polka dot ribbon from American Crafts, and some pearls and rhinestones (both from Rosie's Studio).

Ain't no sunshine

Actually we had a bit today but it is getting less and less as we head further toward winter!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (text + green + 4 layers)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #205
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-205.html
Eureka Stamps - Rain Showers
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-81-rain.html
Robyn's Fetish - Green and Glitter
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-203-must-use-green-and.html

I used a text paper from DCWV for the background.  The glitter strip is felt backed.  I used an offcut of green for the rectangle behind the image.  Matting is green cardstock.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with mainly green copic markers with some B000 for the water.  I have also added three small white pearls and three large oval rhinestones.

Sally's Song

This was my daughter's suggestion when I asked her what songs she knew with girls names in them.  Of course, it had to be a character with red hair!  The song is from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Musically Challenged - Songs with Girls Names in Title
http://musicallychallengedchallenge.blogspot.gr/2014/03/challenge-21.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Easel Card
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturdayscarpbookingchallenge/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-challenge-march-15-thru-21-easel-gate-bendy-step
Sassy Studio Designs - Favourite Colours (Orange and Yellow)
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/dtbst-221-its-up-to-you.html

I have used a pumpkin paper that I have had in my stash for some time.  It is a 30cm x 30cm size so the pumpkins are quite large for cardmaking!  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, R59, R46, YR04,Y06.  I added two large pearls from Rosie's Studio for stoppers.  The die cut is a Memory Box one called Gothic Window.  My daughter showed me a video clip of the song and I noticed the metal scroll work in it so wanted to incorporate that into my card.  I have used glitter cardstock from DCWV to cut out the die and then backed it onto black cardstock.