Sunday, 31 July 2016

Chilling Kitty

Cats have it easy don't they?  I wish I could just chill like this for a while - but there is always things to be done!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature/Animals
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-challenge-7-natureanimals.html
SLS Lines - 3 or more layers
http://slslinesdigitalstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-22-3-or-more-layers.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Cat and Flowers
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-8.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some floral washi tape across the centre.  The image is from SLS Lines and has been coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some yellow cartridge paper and then some orange cardstock.

Beside the Sea

A more masculine card this time:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Beside the Sea
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-beside-sea.html
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-82-anything-goes.html
CRAFT Challenge - Summer
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-374-28th-of-july-summer.html

I have used a blue card blank for my card.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.   I matted using some dark blue mulberry paper and then added a blue gem.

Birthday Carousel

It is a long time since I've been on a carousel - but images of carousel horses always bring back fond memories.  This one inspired me to create a birthday card

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-challenge.html

I have used a paper, image and sentiment from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and I added some Glossy Accents to the image.  I also used some blue textured cardstock for matting the image and sentiment.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Swinging in Summer Sunshine

Swinging on a tyre in the summer sunshine.  Those were the days!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Sunshine
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-198.html
Ike's World - Sketch
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/ikesworld-challenges-68-bit-sketchy.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-17.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Hello Sunshine".  The image is from Ike's Art and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut some papers to place behind the image.  I also used pencils for the faux stitching and some washi tape pieces (top right).



Sunny Days

Oh how I wish for sunny days again.   The middle of winter is so cold and miserable!   It would be great to be on a tropical island like the one in this image - with not a soul in sight!  Bliss.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Sunshine
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-198.html
Limited Runs - Customer Gallery
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/p/customer-gallery.html
Julia Spiri - At the beach or sea
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-22-anything-goes-with-twist.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Coastal Escape".  The image and sentiment are from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers BG13, BG000, B02, B000, E53, E51, YR31, YG09, YG06.  I also used some glitter ribbon from American Crafts, a rhinestone from Rosies Studio and a flower piece.

Cat in Flowers

There were lots of choices on the Tic Tac Toe Board for this card - I went with a mix of the diagonal using one colour and two themes.  Thread, Yarn or String + Flowers + Yellow.






I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Aurora Wings - Tic Tac Toe
http://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-33-tic-tac-toe.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Cats + Flowers
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-8.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature/Animals
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-challenge-7-natureanimals.html
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-82-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Aurora Wings and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some bakers twine.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Lighthouse

I am running late this month - with only a day to go.  I've been away for over 2 weeks and have spent the last few days trying to play catch up.  However, I need to make sure that I get the Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz Challenge completed.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Lighthouse
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-july-1st
Robyn's Fetish - At the Beach
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-326-at-beach-7242016.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad I purchased while on holiday (it is from a dollar store and unbranded).  I added some web ribbon over the top.  The image is from Laurian and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the windows and the top of the lighthouse.  I added a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Coastal Escape.

A Day at the Beach

Looking forward to the time that I can spend some time at the beach.  I suppose I could now - but it would be pretty cold as it is the middle of winter!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/time-for-photo-inspiration-challenge.html
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-2-bugaboo.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - At The Beach
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-326-at-beach-7242016.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Coastal Escape.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some glitter cardstock from American Crafts and some web ribbon.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Hot and Bright

Hot and Bright colours - to contrast the miserable colours outside.  Yep, it is that time of the year when it is wet and miserable outside so time to hit the crafting supplies and bring out all the bright and cheerful colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Di's Digis - Hot and Bright
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/hotbright-colors-challenge.html

I have used a bright pink paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "My Year My Story".  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads.  I coloured using copic markers - RV06, Y06, YR07, YR02, YG03 - and I also added some Kindy Glitz to the flower centres. I used some yellow lace from Sullivans, some yellow rhinestones and also sprayed a white doily with Dylusions Ink Spray.

NOEL

I wanted to combine two challenges but didn't think I was going to be able to combine Christmas with Down on the Farm.  But lo and behold, I had a farm barn image covered in snow - perfect!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Christmas in July
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-christmas-in-july-7-23-16-through-730-16
QKR Stampede - Down on the Farm
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/qkr-stampede-challenge-202-down-on-farm.html

I have used a paper plus some toppers from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers Y28 and E43.  I then added heaps of Kindy Glitz for the snow.  I added a pearl to the centre of the snowflake and two larger ones to the card.  All the pearls are from Rosie's Studio.

Merry Christmas

I went with Clean and Simple for this card - not really sure why as it just seemed to evolve that way.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-291-use-sentiment.html
Imagine That - Anything Goes
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/customer-gallery
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Christmas)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/pinspirational-challenge-170.html

I have used a mistletoe themed paper from Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Imagine That and is coloured with copic markers W3, W0, G17, YG09, YG06, G02, G000, RV10, YR23.  I also added some Kindy Glitz to the hat trim.  I used some green twine and some mounting tape to add the sentiment.  The matting is green cardstock from American Crafts.

Cosy Winter Wishes

I think I'd like to trade places with this little kitty!  The cooler winter temperatures seem to have hit over the past couple of days!  Snuggling up somewhere warm seems like a really good idea at the moment.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-291-use-sentiment.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-17.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copoic markers R59, R46, E53, E51, RV10.  I also added some Kindy Glitz.  Matting is red textured cardstock from American Crafts.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and glittered with some Kindy Glitz.  Both dies used are from Spellbinders.  I also added some glittery mesh ribbon and three sizes of red pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Joy To the World

I love this image - I seem to be drawn to Victorian style images.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Christmas in July
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-208-christmas-in-july.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-291-use-sentiment.html

The paper and the sentiment both come from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Home for Christmas".  The image and sentiment are both matted with green cardstock.  I added some stars by stencilling Bo Bunny Glitter Paste through a Memory Box stencil.

With Love

Back to sewing themed cards - inspired by daughter's choice of career!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Threading a Needle Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-july-21-28
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-143.html

I have used a paper and topper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Needle and Thread".  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some yellow pearlised paper.  I added some gold satin ribbon and some yellow buttons.

Up Up and Away

From memory of my days of kite flying, the kites didn't get very far up!  I never could seem to get the knack of kite flying.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Up Up and Away
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/qkr-stampede-challenge-201-up-up-away.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad that I bought from a dollar store when I was on winter vacation.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a sentiment using a die that came free with a magazine.  I also used some satin ribbon.

25 Dec

I took inspiration from the pattern on the girl's clothing when I was choosing paper and embellishments for this card.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges
Winter Wonderland - Used Punches/Dies
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/use-your-dies-and-punchesadd-charm.html
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/summer-break-challenge-anything-goes.html
Brown Sugar - Christmas in July
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-208-christmas-in-july.html

I have used a paper along with a border and toppers from Kaisercraft for this card.  I matted with some green cardstock.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut with a Spellbinder die and added some pearls.  The sentiment is from a pack of Vintage Christmas embellishments.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Christmas Tag

I made a tag to add to my collection of tags for attaching to Christmas presents.


I would like to enter my tag into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-373-21st-of-july-christmas.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-25.html

I have used an image by Melonheadz which I have coloured with copic markers YG09, YG06, Y06, R59 and G17.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Something Yummy for your Festive Tummy

A nice cup of hot chocolate - Yum!  Inspired by the cold wintry weather here at present, I have created a winter themed Christmas card!



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-july-20
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/new-release-floating-kitty-and-sami.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-291-use-sentiment.html

I have used a snowflake themed paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some snowflake embellishments from a vintage christmas embellishment pack.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment from When the Scrap hits the Fun.


Wishing you a Holly Jolly Christmas

After being away from home for the past fortnight with limited crafting supplies, it is fantastic to have more supplies at my fingertips!  I have made three cards today, one I posted earlier in the day and two Christmas ones.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - Christmas in July
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-81-christmas-in-july.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/AG-NO-95.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-373-21st-of-july-christmas.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad called "Home For Christmas" from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I die-cut using Spellbinder dies.  The matting is textured cardstock from American Crafts.  I also used some glittery green christmas mesh ribbon.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Life is better at the beach

Not sure it would be at the moment as it is the middle of winter.  But I sure look forward to summertime and spending a while at the beach!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Photo Inspiration
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - At the Beach
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-326-at-beach-7242016.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/AG-NO-95.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad called "Coastal Escape" from Kaisercraft.  I hadn't seen this paper pad before but came across it while I was on my 2 week winter vacation - and just had to buy it in case I didn't come across it again!  The image is from The East Wind and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from the same paper pad as the background paper.  I also added some glitter "Sparklers" from Rosie's Studio.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Christmas cats and mice

The first time I looked at this image I didn't spot the mice - it was only when I went to colour it that I realised they were there!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Christmas in July
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/ikesworld-challenges-67-christmas-in.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Cats and Flowers
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-8.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Ike's Art and has been coloured with Promarkers.  I added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker.  I also added some poinsettia flowers and some tiny pearls as the centres.

Something Magical at Incy Wincy Designs

Time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this time our theme is Something Magical.  We are sponsored for this challenge by Nikki Burnette.



For my card, I used an image from Nikki Burnette called Rowena Version 2.



I used the spotlight technique for this card - drawing attention to my magical figure!  I coloured with copic markers, matted with some brown paper, added some pearls from Rosies Studio and a topper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/1st-july-2016-classic-design-team-open.html

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

I am midway through my vacation - and it is also midway through the month of July. So, it is time to have a look at the inspiration for the new Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Michele R Designs and Ching-Chou Kuik.





For my make, I have used digital papers and embellishments from Michele R Designs Vintage Peach Collection and an image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Flowery Girl.



Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I also used some peach coloured cardstock for matting and some enamel dots from We R Memory Keepers.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Ching-Chou Kuik - Favourite Colour
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

Friday, 15 July 2016

Midway point of the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas

Well we are halfway through the month of July - so halfway through the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  Time for a midway card from me:



As a reminder, the sponsor for this month is Robyn's Fetish and the image that I have used is called Poinsettia Basket.

I have also used two papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I matted with some red and green textured cardstock from American Crafts.  I also die-cut a poinsettia flower and leaf using a die set from Memory Box.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/1st-july-2016-classic-design-team-open.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/AG-NO-94.html

Christmas Colour Challenge

The final challenge of the week.  I didn't use the freebie image for this one as I won't have access to a printer before the challenge closes.  I think this is the first time when there has been a week long challenge that I have had to do that!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-7-freebie-friday.html


I have used pink cardstock for the background and also some narrow pink ribbon.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with promarkers.  I matted with some red textured cardstock from American Crafts.  I added some die-cut poinsettia flowers with pearls added to the centre and also another of the buttons that I bought at The Paper Teapot.

Photo Challenge

This is more what Christmas in New Zealand is like - without the palm trees though!  For us, Christmas is in the middle of our summer.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-6-thursday.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-320-always-anything-goes.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Anything With Water
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-324-anything-with-water.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft - from the paper pad I bought while on holiday.  It was one that I hadn't seen before so I bought it - particularly as it was an aquatic themed one.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut.  I added two silver stars which I had diecut using a Memory Box die and some glitter cardstock before I left home.

Humourous Recipe

I printed out a few Christmas images from Bugaboo Stamps before I left home - as I have limited ability to print while on holiday.  It has been a bit more of a challenge to work with just a few images - but I have managed to create a card for all 7 days!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-five-wednesday.html
ABC Christmas - No Rules
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/n-is-for-no-rules.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and have been coloured with Promarkers.  I matted with some textured cardstock from American Crafts.  The embellishments are some I die-cut before I left home.  The border is from a paper pad that I bought while on holiday (not a Christmas one but it works anyway) and I embellished it with some rhinestones.

Christmas BINGO

So far so good - the internet has only played up once while I'm trying to upload these posts.  Hopefully I can get the remainder done before I go out for the day.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-4-tuesday.html

For this card, I followed the BINGO line - Sparkly + Bugaboo Image + Lime Green

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by MME.  I added a doily which has been sprayed with Dylusions Ink (I coloured a few of these and brought them on holiday with me in case I wanted to use them - glad I did!).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with Promarkers and then sparkled with some Kindy Glitz.  I added some rhinestones as well for some extra sparkle.

Tag You're It

This one I was really having a struggle with.  I had brought a plain tag with me but wasn't sure how I was going to decorate it!  When I went to The Paper Teapot I bought some Distress Paints, a piece of olive green colour textured ribbon and some red ribbon - all of which I have used on the tag.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Tag You're It
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-3-monday.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-320-always-anything-goes.html

As well as the items mentioned above, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps which I coloured with Promarkers and then glittered with some Stickles.

Christmas Sketch

I made a slight variance from the sketch on this one.  As I said in my previous post, I am currently on holiday and didn't bring much crafting stuff with me, but I did go shopping at The Paper Teapot today and they had one packet of Christmas buttons left over from last year.  I couldn't resist using one on this card as the colour matched so well!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-2-sketch-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by MME.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured with Promarker and then fussy cut.  I used a strip of red cardstock across the top and a string of rhinestones along the bottom.  I typed a few sentiments on the computer before I left home - and this is one of them.

You're a Flake

I'm currently away from home - with temperamental internet and next to no crafting supplies.  It has taken me all week but I have managed to create some cards for the Christmas in July challenge.  Hopefully, I can get them all uploaded okay!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Snowman or Snowflake Theme
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/christmas-in-july-saturday-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME for the first card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with Promarkers.  I matted with some textured cardstock from American Crafts.  Before I left home I die-cut a few embellishments - this one is a die from Memory Box I think.  I added a rhinestone to the centre of the snowflake.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

CHNC Midway July

I'm currently on vacation - in the middle of winter no less!  This post may appear a bit after the midway point of the CHNC Extra Challenge - but still a good chance to remind you of the Anything Christmas challenge!  We have usual sponsor of Bugaboo Stamps and if you head over to the challenge blog, there is some midway inspiration from the Design Team.

I have used an image from the Mini Set - Twelve Days of Christmas for my midway card:



I have also used papers from a christmas paper pad called "Home For Christmas" by Kaisercraft.  I added some green ribbon and a sentiment from the same paper pad - which kind of matched the three pieces on the sketch.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers C2, R59, R46, G28, G21, YR23,


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Eiffel Tower)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/pinspirational-challenge-169.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 411
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411.html
ABC Christmas - No Rules (Anything Goes)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/n-is-for-no-rules.html

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Monochromatic Grey

I didn't realise there was so many shades of grey - until I started working on this card!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/AG-NO-93.html
Brown Sugar - Monochrome
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-206-monochrome.html

I have used a grey background paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Dr Digi and is coloured with Promarkers.  I am away from home at the moment so I made my own matting using some white cardstock and Promarkers!  I also added some white pearls coloured with a dark grey Promarker.

2 colour ombre

I used my two favourite colours of yellow and orange for my 2 colour ombre - even taking it through to the background.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - 2 colour Ombre
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/introducing-july-2016-club-kit.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/AG-NO-93.html

I have created an ombre background using two colours of Distress Inks and blending them where they meet.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and coloured with copic markers.  I blended where the orange and yellow meets on the image.  I also added an enamel dot in yellow and orange on diagonal corners of the image.  Matting is yellowish orange cardstock.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Punk

I thought this image suited darker colours:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Rip 'er Up
http://www.theeastwind.com/


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from The East Wind and is coloured with copic markers.  I ripped a piece of mulberry paper - after adding water to it so it kept in a rectangular shape.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some black pearls from Rosie's Studio

Friday, 8 July 2016

Flowers everywhere

Flowers on the patterned paper, flowers in the embossing, flower embellishment and also the image!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Flowers
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-265.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Flowers
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-365.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-319-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I embossed a piece of metallic silver paper using an embossing folder - it now looks as though it is foil embossed even though it's not!  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut using a Spellbinders die and added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker (chipped sapphire).  I added pre-cut flower and added a pearl from Rosie's Studio to the centre.

Special Person To Annoy

I love this image and sentiment!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-anything-goes.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Wedding, Anniversary, etc
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-81-they-say-when-you-marry-in.html

I have used a digital paper, digital image and digital sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  Matting is some pearlised paper.  I added some satin ribbon, a flower embellishment with a pearl from Rosie's Studio and a shoe charm.

Christmas Candle

I have had this candle die for some time - but never managed to use it until now.  I'm quite pleased wiht how it looks being so open that I'm sure I'll be using it again soon!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Use dies or punches
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-126-anything-goes-with.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours of Antigua flag
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-5-july-2016
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Seasons/Holidays
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/monthly-challenge-6-seasons-holidays.html
CHNC - Vintage or Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-288-vintage-or-anything.html


I have used a red and white striped Christmas paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and has been coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some blue cardstock from American Crafts, die cut a candle  using a Memory Box die and added an enamel dot from We R Memory Keepers.

Make a joyful noise

A more traditional image - with a less traditional colour in the background.  I feel this colour adds to the vintage feel of the card though.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Something about Music + Sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-something-about-music-gcc070416
CHNC - Vintage
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-288-vintage-or-anything.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Christmas in July
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-323-christmas-in-july-732016.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html


I have used a paper and sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. The image is a pre-coloured image from Luna Girl.  I matted both the image and the sentiment with some gold metallic paper.  I also added two different sizes of gold pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Beautiful in Green

I love this image - although I do have a habit of adding Stickles to the trim on the hood and sleeves.  I decided this time I would be strong and not succumb to temptation!  I'm really pleased with the look of it too.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Use patterned paper
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-13-use-patterned-paper.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Heat or Dry Embossing (Dry)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-7-2-16-7-8-16-dry-or-heat-embossing
CHNC - Vintage
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-288-vintage-or-anything.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad called "Home for Christmas" from Kaisercraft.  I embossed some cardstock using an embossing folder - and then cut it down so that I only used a portion of the pattern.  I matted both the embossed piece and the image with some green cardstock from American Crafts.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and is coloured with copic markers E00, Y06, YR23, G17, G14, G02, G000, E41.  I also added three pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Christmas in July

It is the right weather for it!  Here in New Zealand, we have Christmas in the middle of summer - yet most of our Christmas cards depict winter scenes!  Right now, it is winter - so appropriate for those winter scenes!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Christmas in July
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/qkr-stampede-challenge-198-christmas-in.html
CHNC - Vintage Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/chnc-challenge-288-vintage-or-anything.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Christmas in July
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-323-christmas-in-july-732016.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Seasons/Holidays
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/monthly-challenge-6-seasons-holidays.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad called "Home for Christmas" by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to the image too.  Matting is green cardstock.  The Santa embellishment is one I bought on clearance recently.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

So Grateful

I think this birdie is so grateful that she has her umbrella.  I'm sure she must be somewhere near here - it is raining so much at the moment!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Umbrella Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-july-1-7
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/july-anything-goes.html
CRAFT Challenge - Add ribbon and sparkle
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-370-30th-of-june-add-ribbon.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-24.html

I have used a paper, border and toppers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and then sparkled with some Stickles.  I used some blue paper for matting and also added a knotted piece of white ribbon.

Red Orchids

I'm not sure whether orchids actually come in bold colours like red - creative licence here!  All the orchids I have seen have been pale in colour.  I must remember not to give it to someone like my son who is particular about the colours of things!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/a-new-anything-goes-challenge-june-26.html
CRAFT Challenge - Add ribbon and sparkles
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-370-30th-of-june-add-ribbon.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Red White and Blue
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-195.html
CCC Digi Creations - Lavender ribbon or bow (bow)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-52-eileens-challenge-include.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft. I added some red and white washi tape along with some white ribbon, a lavender pre-made bow and three "Sparkles" from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some faux stitching using a Zig Marker.

To have and to hold

I don't tend to make alot of wedding themed cards - but it is good to have one or two in reserve in case Mr Mojo has gone walkabout when I need one!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-58.html
Brown Sugar - Wedding
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/challenge-205-wedding.html
CRAFT Challenge - Add ribbon and sparkle
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-370-30th-of-june-add-ribbon.html

I have used a paper from a wedding themed paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some white ribbon and some white pearls from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some Stickles on the wedding dress.  I matted with some white glitter cardstock from American Crafts.


With Love

I have used the colours from the New Zealand flag for this card:

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-284-and-1.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - My Flag Colours (NZ)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/cas-challenge-july-3-2016
CHNC Patterned Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by We R Memory Keepers.  The image is from Pink Gem Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Liquid Pearls to the flower centres.  I matted with red textured cardstock.  I also used some white mesh ribbon.

Perfect Vacation

I bought a treasure chest a couple of months ago but haven't used anything from it as yet.  It was travel themed so inspired by the pic at PINspirational Challenges, I pulled it out and have used some of it on this card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Julia Spiri - Add a flower
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-21-anything-goes-with-twist.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (travel)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/07/pinspirational-challenge-169.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The Perfect Vacation tag, the camera and the die used to cut the flower are all from the Treasure Chest.  The tag and camera embellishment are both from American Crafts while the die is from Spellbinders.  I added some Stickles to the flower and a pearl from Rosie's Studio for the flower centre.  The image is from Julia Spiri, die-cut with a die from Nellies and coloured with copic markers and then glittered with some Stickles.    I used two different papers to die-cut the flower - one for the stem and the other for the flower.

Sweet Sixteen

I love autumn colours - so I pulled those colours from the inspiration picture.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Photo Inspiration
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-255-photo-inspiration.html
CRAFT Challenge - Add ribbon and sparkle
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-370-30th-of-june-add-ribbon.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/AG-NO-92.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio called "Into the Woods".  I added some yellow organza ribbon on the left.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is die-cut with Spellbinders dies and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the wings for some sparkle.  The sentiment is from Bluebird Flats.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio.