Friday, 24 March 2017

Happy Birthday

I ended up colouring this image twice as I wasn't happy with it the first time!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (monochromatic + flower + 2 images merged)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/march-bingo-challenge.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Birthday Celebration + sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-birthday-celebration-gcc032017

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added a ribbon rose coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz along with some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Happy Birthday

I have been so hectic throughout February and March with work that I don't find alot of time to craft.  I found some time today so created a card for a challenge that I haven't managed to participate in for a long time.  Somehow, it makes me feel as though I have achieved something today!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Include a sentiment
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-5-include-sentiment.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-24.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a couple of embellishments from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some Kindy Glitz to the two embellishments.

Another Christmas Card!

Yep - another Christmas card.  I really love creating christmas cards.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Use ribbon + card with christmas decoration
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-march-17-2017
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Twine + Green + Stripes)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/march-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/stella-says-sketch-506-challenge.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-159-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio along with a smaller piece from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some glitter mesh ribbon, a glitter reindeer decoration, some striped green twine and some pearlescent cardstock for matting.

Congratulations

I had used this paper on a card last week - and had enough left over for this card.  It works really well with this image!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Congratulations
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-235.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and the sentiment from Eureka Stamps.  I added colour to both the image and sentiment using copic markers.  Matting is brown pearlescent cardstock.  I also added a brown button.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Path of Positivity - Birth of New Beginnings

It is midway through the challenge at Path of Positivity.  This month's optional theme is Birth of New Beginnings and is sponsored by Kitten Scraps and Limited Runs.



I used an image from Limited Runs called Fence and Butterfly.



I also used a paper from Kaisercraft, matting is green pearlescent cardstock and some butterfly stickers.  The sentiment can be found on the midway post of the challenge here.

Butterflies and Bugs

I haven't managed to join in many challenges over the past couple of months due to a heavy workload at work.  Things are starting to easy up a bit but I won't have alot of crafting time until the second week of April.  This is one that I managed to complete today:



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-march-15-2017
Catch The Bug - March BINGO (Gems + washi tape + Bugaboo Image)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/march-bingo-challenge.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-158-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I used some butterfly patterned washi tape, some gems, some organza ribbon and a butterfly from an embellishment pack from Rosie's Studio.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Happy Birthday

That is the theme of the new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  We are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and Small and Round (Jeremiah Ketner Fine Art)



 

I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Marin's Fantasy Pet.



I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft along with a topper and sentiment from an vellum embellishment pack from Rosie's Studio.  I added some lace and some pearls from Rosie's studio.  Matting is blue pearlescent cardstock.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fabrika Fantasy - For The Girls
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-7-for-girls.html

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Happy St Patricks Day

I finally had a chance to play with one of the sketches at From The Heart Stamps.  Once I get past my busy time at work, I'll have a lot more time to have a play with them!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart - Sketch
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2017/03/13/i-heart-sketches-with-a-twist-166/
From The Heart - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2017/03/13/free-stamp-of-the-month-march-2017-lucky-lil-birdie/


I have used a couple of scrapbook papers from my stash.  The image and sentiment are from From The Heart Stamps.  I also used my copic markers.

Irish For the Day

I'm finding a little time here and there to create but not much at the moment.  After this week and next, things will begin to quieten down.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Irish Sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-wearin-of-the-green-use-shamrocks-or

I used a couple of scrapbook papers for this card.  The image is from Creative Bug Digital Stamps and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I added colour to both the image and sentiment using copic markers.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

It is time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Fred She Said and Sami Stamps.



I have used an image from Sami Stamps called Floral Girl.



I also used papers and toppers from Michele R Designs, a vellum flower embellishment from Rosie's Studio and some enamel dots.  Matting is orange pearlescent cardstock.

I would like to enter my project into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/1st-march-2017-classic-design-team-open.html

Friday, 17 March 2017

Birds of a Feather

Time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog and this month our theme is "Birds of a Feather".

I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Piper Too, a sentiment also from Scribbles Designs called and a paper from Scribbles Doodles Designs called Freebie Friday: In Honour of Remembrance Day.




I have also used some red cardstock for matting some flower stickers, some red grosgrain ribbon and some pearl brads.

Joy Fold Card

I have often looked at the long list of different card techniques on the website of Beccy's Place and never seem to get a chance to actually try any of them.  Today, I tried two different ones - this is the first one that I did - a joy fold card:

And here is another view of it:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - More Than One Fold
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-83-shaped-cards-or-more-than.html

I have used three scrapbook papers for this card.  As I said above, I followed the tutorial at Beccy's Place.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Spring Birdie

I managed to create a few cards today - yay!  Here is the first of them:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - March Theme Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/time-for-march-theme-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #505
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-505.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-242-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I layered some washi tape onto some pearlescent cardstock for the contrast layers.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Christmas Angels

It is time for the midway reminder of the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month the optional theme is Christmas Angels.    We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies.



I have used an image from A Day For Daisies called Star Angel.


I also used 3 papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Matting is gold pearlescent cardstock.  I also used a couple of embellishments from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/1st-march-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-407-16th-of-march-christmas.html
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/welcome-to-our-ist-challenge.html

Thank You

I have managed to find a bit of time to craft today.  Yay!  I feel like work is getting on top of me at the moment so it is really nice to have some me time today.  Mind you, the housework also needs doing.......!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Thank You Cards
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-234-thank-you.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-38.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kate Knight.  I have had this pad for quite some time and still have a few left in it!   The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Christmas Cupcake Presents

We are now the middle of March!  Where is the year going to so fast?  It is time for a midway reminder of the challenge at CHNC Extra.  We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and the theme is Anything Christmas.


I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Christmas Cupcake - Presents



I also used papers from a paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is green pearlescent cardstock.  I also added some present shaped dome stickers and some red glitter tape.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #505
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-505.html

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sewing

I meant to post this card a couple of days ago, but I got extra busy (and tired) and didn't get it uploaded.  As a consequence it missed a couple of challenges it was intended for!  That's life at the moment!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/164-new-sketch.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Needle and Thread.  The images are all from Pattie's Creations and coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut some sewing themed embellishments using a die from Couture Creations.  I also added some faux stitching and some measuring tape patterned washi tape.

Christmas Snowflakes Cup

I managed to find a little bit of time today to create.  Just one or two cards a week gives me a little bit of me time when I am so swamped with work.  About another four weeks to go, and things will ease up again and I'll have some more time for me!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/sketch-107-sami-stamps-and-dt-call.html

I have used a couple of scrapbooking papers from my stash.  I'm very slowly getting through them!  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with a little bit of Kindy Glitz.  I also used some textured cardstock for the layering between the papers, some white satin ribbon and a white snowflake embellishment.

Here is the sketch that I followed:

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Spring Hi

We are actually saying hello to Autumn here in New Zealand.  I wish though we were heading into spring.  I don't feel we have had much of a summer this year.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Spring or Easter
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc030617-spring-or-easter

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Provocraft.  The image and sentiment are from Eureka Stamps.  I also used some Kindy Glitz around the sentiment and some pearls.

Happy St Catrick's Day

I think my daughter will love this one.  She is a cat lover - and she embraces her Irish ancestry.  The perfect combination for her.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Show Us Your Pussies - St Catrick's Day
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
Ike's World - Use a sentiment
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/ikesworld-challeges-83-anything-goes.html



I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Ike's World.  I coloured with copic markers.  I also used some bronze pearlescent cardstock for matting, some green paper strip and some green glitter domes.

Happy Birthday

This is the first image of the progressive challenge at Limited Runs.  The progressive challenge is actually over on the Facebook page but Nikki has kindly accommodated those of us who don't use Facebook.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/progressive-challenge-images.html
CCC Digi Creations - Ribbon and/or Lace
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-68-ribbon-andor-lace.html

I have used a premade card.  I added some grosgrain ribbon vertically.  The image and sentiment are from Limited Runs.  I double matted the image and sentiment using some gold and burgundy pearlescent cardstocks that I bought recently.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Christmas in Rose, Chocolate and Lagoon

I love creating cards in unusual colour schemes.  This certainly isn't a traditional colour scheme for Christmas!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Rose, Chocolate and Lagoon
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/cic397-all-dressed-up.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - E is for Edge
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/e-f-g-are-for.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-66.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I used an edging die from Spellbinders to create the fancy edge on the front of the card.  I added a strip of glitter tape to the inside right of the card so that is shows behind the fancy cut edge.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also die-cut some poinsettia flowers and embellished them with pearls.  I added three pink gemstones to finish.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Get Well Soon

Coming into winter here - so I need some Get Well Soon cards.  Injuries and colds seem to increase around these time! 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-233-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Green
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/cas-challenge-march-5-2017

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  I coloured the image with copic markers and added some green gems.  I also added some bakers twine and some mesh ribbon.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Spring Birthday

I managed to snatch a bit of time today to create a card.  Tomorrow I'm not sure that will happen - I leave home at 5.45am and not sure what time I'll get back home!  Hopefully, mid-afternoon this week but time will tell!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-405-2nd-of-march-sketch.html
Catch The Bug - March Anything Goes Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/march-anything-goes-challenge.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Spring is Coming
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-march-3-2017

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Cottage Rose".  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is orange pearlescent paper.  I also used some washi tape and some flower shaped embellishments.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Birth of New Beginnings

It is the first Monday of March - so it is time for a new challenge at Path of Positivity.  The optional theme this month is Birth of New Beginnings and we are sponsored by Limited Runs and Kitten Scraps.





For the start of the challenge, I have used some papers and a digi from Kitten Scraps.  The papers come from the New Beginnings Set and the digi image comes from Anchors Away Girl Digi Stamps.

 


I have also used some little duck shaped buttons, a sentiment from a Kaisercraft paper pad and copic markers for colouring.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-318.html
Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment
http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-4-add-sentiment.html

Thank You

Itisthefirst Monday in March-whichmeansthatitistime for a new challenge atIncyWincy Designs.  This challenge our theme is Thank You cards.  We are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls and Bugaboo Stamps. 


 
For my first card, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Teddy Bear Block Trio



I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I added some pearls from Rosie's Studio to the centres of the flowers.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-157-anything-goes.html

For my  second card, I used an image from Ppinky Dolls called Abi's Love.



I also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Matting is pink pearlescent cardstock.  I added some lace from Sullivans and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
CCC Digi Creations- Ribbon and/or Lace
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/challenge-68-ribbon-andor-lace.html

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Kitty Love

I love this image - reminds me of a cat I used to have that slept on the flowers.  I'd find flattened flower plants everywhere!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Cats
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/cic396-newtons-nook-designs.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Kitty Love
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-15.html
Aurora Wings - Anything Goes
https://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/challenge-44-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper and a tag from 2 different paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Aurora Wings and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pearls and matted with some pink cardstock.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

This is the second of the cards that I have managed to create today:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/time-for-photo-inspiration-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 504
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-504.html

I have used some textured cardstock from American Crafts for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and have been coloured with copic markers.  I also used some peeloff border stickers and some pearlescent cardstock for matting.

Merry Christmas

I managed to find some time to create today.  Funny how that makes me feel that much more under control!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/time-for-photo-inspiration-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 504
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-504.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-february-28-2017

I have used cardstock from American Crafts and some left over pieces of patterned paper.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  I also used some textured cardstock for matting.

Free Snow

We are midway through the challenge at Scribbles Designs.  The theme for this challenge is Baby It's Cold Outside.

I have used an image called Snow Sign and a paper called Freebie Friday: Snowflakes Digi Paper.


I also used some red cardstock for matting, snowflake embellishments, a snowman embellishment and some blue gems.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Merry Christmas from CHNC

I am a couple of days late with my inspiration card for the March challenge at CHNC Extra!  I have hardly been home the past couple of days - March is my busiest time at work.  I have had a bit of time to catch my breath today!  Anyway, let's have a look at my card for this month's challenge:


I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called BUGWINTERKIDCAT.

I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some red corrugated paper strips.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.  Matting is some green pearlescent cardstock.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-504.html

It's your birthday again?

I don't often make humourous cards - but being swamped with work at the moment I needed something a bit lighter in my creations!  About another four weeks of long hours at work with only the occasional days that I can fit some crafting in!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Birthday
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-232-anything.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Provocraft.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also used some gem stones and a glitter star embellishment.