Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Congratulations To You

I haven't created with a digi from Deedee's Digis for a while - so it was fun to create this card using this flower image



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/new-sketch-145.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-may-26-june-2-optional-twist-anything

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I sprayed a white doily with some Dylusions Ink.  The yellow and white piece is an offcut from another card.  I die-cut a flower using a die from Elizabeth Crafts and glitzed it up a bit with some Stickles.  The image is from Deedee's Digis and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment from Digital Doodling

Burger Time

I found some neat paper to go with this fun image!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - National Hamburger Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-may-27-to-june-2
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-138-anything-goes.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/AG-no-87.html
CRAFT Challenge - Father's Day/Male (Male)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-365-26th-of-may-fathers.html

I have used a paper, border and topper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a gold brad to the topper.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers B99, B93, E00, E53, R14, YG000, RV10, E18, E15, C0 plus a couple of others I didn't write down!  I matted with some blue cardstock.

Christmas Coffee

For me, it is more likely to be lemonade as it is the middle of summer here for Christmas.  But I still seem to create alot of christmas cards with snow, etc on them!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Coffee Time
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/freshly-brewed-challenge-may-challenge.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-283-use-sentiment.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Coffee Cup)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/pinspirational-challenge-166.html


I have used a snowflake patterned paper from Craft Smith.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and the sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I added colour to both the image and sentiment using copic markers - and then matted both with some red cardstock.  I also added some faux stitching  using a Distress Marker, some Stickles to a couple of the snowflakes and some rhinestones to three other snowflakes.

Merry Christmas

It's scary how quickly the year is going!  We are up to June already.  Fortunately for me, I have made a good start on my Christmas cards for this year.  Why don't you join us, and share your Christmas makes with us at CHNC Extra for June.

As usual, our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps - and for my easel card I used Christmas Girl - Presents and a sentiment also from Bugaboo Stamps.


I have also used a paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image has been coloured with copic markers - and I have added some Stickles to the hat.  The image and sentiment have been matted with some red cardstock.  I raised the sentiment up so that it can act as a stopper for the easel - and then added two pearls from Rosie's Studio and some Liquid Pearls.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-283-use-sentiment.html
Robyn's Fetish - Easel Cards
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-318-easel-cards-5292016.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

Happy Thank You

Loving these happy faces on the flowers - inspired by them I went with bright cheerful happy colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-may-25
The Corrosive Challenge - Spring
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-challenge-5-spring.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-15.html

I used a green card blank this time.  The paper is from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Cre8tive Hands and is coloured with copic markers and glossed with some Glossy Accents.  I also used some orange satin ribbon, a white ribbon flower which I coloured with copic markers YR04 andYR07 pluse some orange enamel dots.

Merry Christmas

I started off colouring with a traditional colour scheme - but somewhere along the way a few non-traditional colours snuck in!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-283-use-sentiment.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-279.html

I have used a ornament patterned paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment from Desert Diva and a stocking embellilhsment.  Matting is purple pearlescent paper.

Digital Papers and Image

I usually only use digital stamps but this time decided I would use one of the digital papers that I had on file.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Make It Digital
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-250-make-it-digital.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Easel Cards
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-318-easel-cards-5292016.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

I have used a paper and image from The Paper Shelter.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  I used a Marianne's Designs die for the image and added some flower pieces and pearls.    I used a strip of pearls as the stopper for the easel.  I also added some red Liquid Pearls.

Spring

I managed to include my two favourite colours (orange and yellow) into the card - wishing for sunshine!  Today has been more heavy rain.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-55.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Spring
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-challenge-5-spring.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-15.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some orange mesh ribbon and some white ribbon roses coloured with copic markers YR04 and YR07.  The image is from All Dressed Up and coloured with copic markers,  I matted wtih some orange cardstock and used some foam letter stickers to add a sentiment.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Cheers

Happy Birthday to You.  I had a heap of fun putting this card together - and created an easel card for a change too.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Choosday - Birthday
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/week-2021-birthday-celebrations.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Easel Cards
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-318-easel-cards-5292016.html

I have used a paper from Provocraft for the background of the easel card.  I covered a strip of cardstock in mulberry paper and raised this above the card to act as a stopper.  I then added the sentiment on top.  I also used some letters to spell out CHEERS and added some button dome stickers.

4th of July Bird???

We don't celebrate 4th July here in New Zealand - but I thought this was a good image to just say Hello Friend!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Little Scraps of Heaven - 4th July Bird
http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/new-weekly-challenge.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-15.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May  Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used three papers and the image from the digi kit for the challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven.  I used two of the papers as backing/matting for the image.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then added some Glossy Accents to the eyes.  I added some faux stitching around the image and a sentiment from an embellishment pack.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

In Sympathy

Last week I created a pink Christmas card - so decided to do something completely different this week.  Sadly, I seem to need a few Sympathy cards so it is good to have one on  hand.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Pretty in Pink
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/eureka-stamps-challenge-194-pretty-in.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Eureka Stamps.  I matted with some pink cardstock.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I left the card fairly unadorned - I think it suits sympathy cards to be CAS.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Kitty Love

This sketch gave me the chance to use up some offcut pieces of paper - from the same paper pad as the striped background so they work well together.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/05/23/10401/
Show Us Your Pussies - Furry Friends
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-6.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-313-always-anything-goes.html

I have used 3 papers from a paper pad called XO from Kaisercraft.  I matted with some cream pearlised paper.  I fussy cut the image from From The Heart Stamp and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some flower patterned washi tape.



Here is the sketch and twist:

Friday, 27 May 2016

Hot Colours

I pulled out my reds, oranges and bright pinks for this one:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Hot Colours
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-262.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a bright pink paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is coloured with copic markers YR07, YR04, E00, E35, E31, YR02.  I die-cut with a die from Nellie's.  I also die-cut a flower embellishment with a die from Memory Box - and embellished it with some Liquid Pearls.  The final touch was to add a white ribbon flower coloured with copic marker.

GIrl with Kitten

I chose this paper - and then decided I needed to go CAS with it as otherwise I lost the effect of the design!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freeebie Challenge - Girl with Kitten
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-1st-may-2016
Show Us Your Pussies - Furry Friends
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-6.html

The paper is from a paper pad by We R Memory Keepers.  The image is from Ppinky Dolls and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some pale yellow pearlescent paper, added a bow and some Liquid Pearls.

Anything Goes card

I haven't added any sentiment so that this card could be used for a number of occasions!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-15th-anything-goes-challenge.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-189.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/90-sketches-and-little-bit-of-sunshine.html

I have used a couple of scrapbook papers from my stash.  The matting is red cardstock.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a flower piece and a red pearl from Rosie's Studio to it's centre.

Here is the sketch that I followed for this card:

Kitty Cats

To match the kitty cat in the border  I added a row of them at the top of the card:





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Cats or Dogs (Cats)
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furry Friends
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-6.html


I have used a kraft paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The cats are die-cut using a Poppy Stamps die.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and has been coloured with copic markers

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Bringing home the Christmas tree

That brings back some memories - of carrying the christmas tree home.  It wasn't far to walk but it seemed like it at the time!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-282-cute-or-anything.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-279.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Robyn's Fetish and has been coloured with copic markers - with some Stickles on the snow.  The die used for the image is from Spellbinders.  I also added a Christmas tree embellishment and some washi tape.

Snowman and his helpful friend

Isn't it nice that the snowman has got a little friend to help him shovel the snow.  Not sure how much help he'd be though with that tiny shovel!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-282-cute-or-anything.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-189.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some red glitter ribbon and some sparkly snowflakes.  The image is from The Stamping Boutique and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Stickles to the snow.  The die used for the image is from Spellbinders.

Paper Pieced Sitter

I don't do alot of paper piecing as I find the cutting just so fiddly - but I decided I would give it another go!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-282-cute-or-anything.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours of Flag
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-24-may-2016
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Paper Piecing + Tag + Button)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-bingo-challenge.html
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-73-anything-goes.html

I have used a cream embossed paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I used two images from Bugaboo - Christmas girl sitter and present background.  I used a red and blue paper from Computer Scrapbook plus a yellow polka dot paper from Nothing But Freebies for the paper piecing.  I also die-cut a tag from the yellow polka dot paper and added a wooden button to it.  I used some bakers twine on the tag, copic markers for colouring and a bit of Stickles on the trims of the clothing.

Girly Girl

A girly girl card - with a great sentiment that was in the paper pad - "Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful"



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Spellbinding Stamps - Girly
http://spellbindingstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/girly-challenge.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-313-always-anything-goes.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some lace from Sullivans and some pearls from Rosie's Studio as well as a bow.  The image is from Nikki Burnette and is coloured with copic markers and die-cut with a Spellbinder die.

CAS One Layer Strawberries

I have kept this one layer card in a CAS style:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - May BINGO (One Layer + Bugaboo Image + Players Choice - faux stitching)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-bingo-challenge.html
Where the Heart is - One Layer Card
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-9.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - National Pick A Strawberry Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-may-20th


The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a little bit of Stickles to the flower centres.  I added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker, a sentiment with an acrylic stamp from Jennifer Ellory and I doodled in the diagonal corner with a Tombow marker.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sweet

I have gone with shades of orange with a pink of pink and red with this card.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Tic Tac Toe (faux stitching + TEW image + designer paper)
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Just Us Girls
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-109-just-us-girls.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

I have used a paper and tag from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I sprayed a doily with two different colours of Dylusions Ink.  The image is from The East Wind and has faux stitching added with a Distress Marker.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  I also added a bow as well as some bakers twine to the tag.

Cheerful Elf

I have used a black and white background - but added some bright colours on top.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-364-19th-of-may-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Non-Traditional Colours
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/non-traditional-christmas-colours.html
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-282-cute-or-anything.html
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/pinspirational-challenge-166.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Melonheadz and die-cut into a tag shape.  I inked around the edges of the tag with Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon and then added some bakers twine.  I also added some pearls coloured with copic marker YR07 to the border.

Santa in Brown

Santa is always in red - so I decided to be different and colour him in brown!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-364-19th-of-may-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Non-Traditional Colours
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/non-traditional-christmas-colours.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-199-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper, sentiment and border from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Rick St Dennis.  I coloured with copic markers and added some Stickles.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker (Dusty Concord).  To finish off, I added a premade bow.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Gold and Green and Glittery

A little bit more of a traditional colour scheme for this christmas card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/AG-no-86.html
Morgan's Art World
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-10-add-sparkle.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Morgans Art World and is coloured with copic markres and then glittered with Stickles.  I used some gold glitter cardstock for matting and some gold glitter ribbon.

Warm Wishes

I love following sketches - and this one was a fun one.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-364-19th-of-may-christmas.html
QKR Stampede - Sketch
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-192-sketch.html
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-282-cute-or-anything.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The stars are from a pack of vintage embellishments.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers picking up some of the colours in the background paper.  I matted wth some reddish brown paper.

Sew Charming

I have a pack of vintage sewing charms - one of which worked perfectly with the image.  In keeping with the sewing theme, I used some sewing themed paper.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Charming
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-249-charming.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/AG-no-86.html


I have used a paper and topper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  I used oval dies from Spellbinders.  I also added a vintage sewing charm that came free with a magazine and some sparkly gold ribbon from my stash.

May Flowers

The only flowers we have in our garden in May is weeds with the onset of winter.  The frosts manage to kill anything else.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - May Flowers
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-72-may-flowers.html
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/new-release-beautiful-baby-bump-and.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Flowers
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-may-19-25-2016-optional-twist

I have used a lace patterned paper from Kaisercraft.  I then added some red lace from Sullivans over the top.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut with a die from Marianne's Designs and then embellished with some Liquid Pearls.  I also added two flower and one butterfly embellishment.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Photo of a Girl

I was inspired by the words "Take a Photo" for the PINspirational Challenge to create this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/pinspirational-challenge-165.html
Imagine That Creative Playground - Sketch
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/creative-playground-challenge-4-time.html

I have used a paper froma paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Imagine That and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some washi tape, a grey flower piece and a pearl from Rosie's Studio.

Flowers Flowers Flowers

Flowers on the paper and fabric tape as well as in the image and a die cut.


I would like to enter my card into thse challenges:
The Outlawz TuesdayChallenge - Photo Inspiration
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-17-may-2016
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Flowers + Die-cut + Fabric)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-bingo-challenge.html
Crafty Gals - May Flowers
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-72-may-flowers.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some fabric tape - this tape is difficult to put on straight but I managed it this time.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added a die-cut rose cut from red cardstock using a Tattered Lace die.

Embossed Kitties

I have kept both the design and colour scheme as minimal as I could - and I think it has resulted in a very effective look.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Embossing
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/ikesworld-challenges-63-embossing.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furry Friends
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-6.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Embossing
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-126.html

I have used a black card base for this card.  I embossed some white cardstock with an embossing folder for the next layer.  The image is from Ike's Art and has been coloured with copic markers 100, C7, RV02, YG06.  I matted the image with black cardstock and I also added some black pearls from Rosie's Studio to the embossed layer.

Little Monkey

I created some double sided paper again - I couldn't resist when two of the papers in the kit had polka dots!
 

 
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Little Scraps of Heaven - Little Monkey
http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/our-weekly-challenge-and-last-weeks.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-278.html

I have used all three papers from the digi kit from Little Scraps of Heaven.  The cream one has been used under the turnback as well as for matting.  The polka dot banana and plain polka dot I glued back to back to create a double sided paper.  I added a button to the turnback.   The image is from Little Scraps of Heaven and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some letter stickers to spell out the sentiment as well as a pre-made bow.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Seven Birds to Three

This image was originally seven birds - but I enlarged it and cropped it down to just three!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist (enlarge and crop digi)
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/05/16/i-heart-sketches-with-a-twist-152/
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-364-19th-of-may-christmas.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME - I used both sides of it as the polka dot piece is the reverse of the candy cane one.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been die-cut to just include three of the birds.  I coloured the image with copic markers R000, G000, Y08, R17, C0 and also added some Kindy Glitz.  I matted with red cardstock and had a pennant cut from green cardstock.

Here is the sketch and twist that I followed:

 

I changed the proportions of some of the elements on the sketch but otherwise followed it true to sketch.

Pretty in Pink

I love the look of combining pink and orange - but this one was a bit of an accident as I was playing with my Distress Paints and some tags - and this one I created from the left over bits of paint!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-14-winners.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-199-anything-goes.html
CCC Digital - Tag You're It
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-49-tag-youre-it.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio that matched the tag.  The tag was created using various Distress Paints - as I said above the leftovers so I'm not entirely sure what colours are on it!  The image is from Lemon Shortbread and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents.  I matted both the image and the tag with some bright pink cardstock.  I coloured some ribbon roses with copic marker YR04 and also added some pink pearls from Rosie's Studio.  The string I used for the tag came with the pack of kraft tags.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Christmas Owls

I've woken up today with a worse cold - I just hope it doesn't go to my chest again!  I don't feel like doing much today much have managed to finish off a couple of cards.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Lace and/or ribbon (ribbon)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-188.html
Crafty Sentiments - Something with Wings
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/something-with-wings-challenge.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 352
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-352.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-312-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The pennant has been hand-cut from a left over piece of paper from the same paper pad.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the hats and some Glossy Accents to the berries and eyes.  I used some green ribbon on the pennant and some red cardstock for matting.

Feminine Floral Card

I was trying for alliteration for the post title but couldn't think of an another word that worked beginning with F!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon and/or lace (both)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-188.html
Pattie's Creations - Flowers
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-122.html


I have used a polka dot paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft for the background.  I added some sparkly purple lace from Sullivans.  The border and the sentiment are from the same paper pad.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added a little purple bow from Iva Nova.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Birdhouse and Flowers

Love that cute ladybug climbing the roof!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Flowers Galore
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-theme-challenge-flowers-galore.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/stella-say-sketch-challenge-409.html
Little Miss Muffett - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-138-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some cream web ribbon across the bottom (although in the photo it has come out more yellow than it actually is!).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  The die-cut is from Nellie's and has been embellished with some Liquid Pearls in red.  I also coloured some white roses with a copic marker and added these.

Flowers Everywhere

A bunch of spring flowers - for a Spring birthday.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Di's Digi Designs - Flowers Everywhere
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/flowers-everywhere-challenge.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Spring + Sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-spring-has-sprung-gcc051616
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-278.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Lily Bee Design.  The image is from Di's Digis and has been coloured with copic markers E18, E15, RV10, BG15, R35, Y17.  I used a die from Spellbinders to die-cut the image.  I added a flower embellished to which I added a pearl coloured with copic marker BG15 - I added another two of these pearls to the sentiment.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment from Desert Diva which I die-cut using a die from Spellbinders.

Cross-stitching and Pink for Christmas

I have combined two challenges - one with faux stitching and the other with pink to create a bit of a different Christmas card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Stitching - Faux or Real (faux)
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/eureka-stamps-challenge-193-stitching.html
CHNC - Pink
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-281-colour-pink.html
Winter Wonderland - Non-traditional colours
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/non-traditional-christmas-colours.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-364-19th-of-may-christmas.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and then glittered with some Stickles.  I die-cut the image using a cross-stitched border die from Memory Box.  I matted with some pink cardstock and added some pink Liquid Pearls.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Graduation

This is so last minute!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Graduation
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-191-graduation.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Vintage
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-vintage-5-14-5-20016

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Authentique.  The image is from QKR Stampede
and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some gold metallic paper and added three gold brads from Rosie's Studio.

Just Because

I coloured this image up for the Tuesday Colour Challenge at The Outlawz - and then got no further.   Then when I found the image also worked for the Friday Challenge I decided I had better complete the card!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - National May Flower Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-may-13-2016
Catch The Bug - Flowers Galore
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/may-theme-challenge-flowers-galore.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/ssw2-89-and-bugaboo.html


I have used a couple of scrapbook papers to match the colours that I had already used on the image.  I also picked a matting colour to match one of the other colours used.  The image is a relatively new one from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a flower using a Marianne's die and then added some Liquid Pearls to the centre.  I also added a digital sentiment (source unknown).

Painted Dancer

I used my Distress Inks as a watercolour paint for this image.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - Paint it Up
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/introducing-may-2016-club-kit-challenge.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-20.html

I have created a background using a swipe of the watercolour brush and the three ink colours across the cardstock.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with a combination of copic markers (E00 for the skin as I didn't have a suitable Distress Ink) and Distress Inks.  I added a bow to the dress and matted with some bright pink cardstock.

Pink Snowman......

... or is it Snowlady?




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Snowmen
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/snowmen.html
ABC Christmas - J is for Jewels
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/j-is-for-jewels.html
CHNC - Pink
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-281-colour-pink.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon or Lace (Lace)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-188.html

I have used a pink patterned paper that sort of looks like snowflakes (although it isn't!).  I added a strip of pink lace too.  The image is from Fred She Said and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pink jewels around the die-cut and a pink snowflake to the card.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

It's snow time

The mornings are starting to feel like that - I think winter is arriving!  I have had to have the heater on in the morning so the temperatures are definitely getting cooler.



I would like to enter my snowy card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-may-18
Winter Wonderland - Snowmen
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/snowmen.html
CHNC - Pink
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/chnc-challenge-281-colour-pink.html
ABC Christmas - J is for Jewels
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/j-is-for-jewels.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft - not a Christmas paper but it works okay.  I added a glitter cardstock layer.  The image is from Cr8tive Hands and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some jewels as falling snow - as well as three at the bottom of the card.  I also added a bow from twine.

Tools at Scribbles


It is time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs and this month the theme is Tools of the Trade.  A great chance to create some masculine cards!

I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Tool Belt.




The background is a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added two strips of black glitter ribbon.  The image has been coloured with copic markers and matted with black cardstock.

A little gift card

The beauty of using digital images is that you can size it to whatever size you need.  For this 8cm x 8cm gift card, I could size the image small enough to fit.



I would like to enter my gift card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/anything-goes-dtbst-333.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge


I have used an offcut of cardstock - and cut to create a square card of 8cm x 8cm.  The background has been creating using offcuts of patterned paper on the diagonal.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, R59, R46, YR31.  I also added some red rhinestones.

Shades of Red

I couldn't think of a title for this post (probably because it is 10.30PM!  I just looked at it and thought I'd used quite a few shades of red so there it is!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Embossing
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-may-12-18-2016-optional-twist
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-20.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-312-always-anything-goes.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Add embossing
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05/challenge-126.html

I have used red cardstock for matting - no patterned paper this time. I embossed some white cardstock using an embossing folder.  The image is from Moonflower Stamps and has been coloured wtih copic markers E00, YR31, E43, R59, R46, R05, R02, YR23.