Saturday, 21 April 2018

Include a house or building - April 21

I am currently away from home with some internet access - although it has been very temperamental at the best of times.  Tonight I have managed to get some access - hopefully long enough to upload this post!  I want to tell everyone about the start of the challenge at CHNC with the optional theme this week of include a house or building.  For mine, I have included part of a house:


 

I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Steps Christmas.  I also used some papers from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Sunflower Frame - April 15


We are at the start of a new challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month our theme is Favouring The Feminine.  I went with a floral theme.  The image that I chose to use is called Sunflower Frame and the sentiment is Don't Postpone Joy Quote.  I also used a digital paper from Scribbles Doodle Designs.




Colouring of the image is with copic markers - to match the digital paper.  Matting is yellow pearlescent paper.

I remember when noodles were things we ate

Being from an aquatic family, this image and sentiment really appealed to me.  Particularly as during competitive swimming times, we ate alot of pasta and noodles!

I have created this card for the midway of the Pastels challenge at Path Of Positivity.  The sponsor for this challenge is Sparkle n Sprinkle.


The image that I have used is called Pool Friends.




I also used a paper from an aquatic themed paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some pearls.

Feline Festive

We are midway through the Feline Festive Challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas.   This month we are sponsored by Ike's Art.

I have used an image from Ike's art called Kitty Christmas Corner.


I have also used a digital paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I added some washi tape, a glittery foam embellishment, a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft and two red gems.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Anything Goes - April 18

Wow, we are at the middle of April already!  Time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by Peppercus Designs.

I have used an image from Peppercus Designs called Maddy In The Garden.



I also used some embellishments from an embellishment pack, digital paper from Michele R Designs and some fabric lace tape.

Warm Winter Wishes

This week's optional challenge at CHNC is to add a snowman or a snow woman or even a snow family.   In my case, I added a snow couple.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Snowman 002 Couple.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.  The background paper and borders are from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-607.html

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Celebrate Today

I have used a paper, image and sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles to create this green themed card.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-162-anything-goes.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - April Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

The paper is a digital paper from a christmas paper set - but I feel it works well with this image.  I used green cardstock for matting, added a green corrugated paper strip and some green gems.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Just For You

I've combined a few challenges sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy as my inspiration for this card.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Bright Colours
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-147-anything-goes-optional.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours + Twist
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-3-april-2018
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-april-4-2018

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kate Knight.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment from Desert Diva, some metal butterfly shaped brads, and some pearls shaped into a swirl pattern.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

What Do You Mean Santa Has Enough Reindeer?

This week's optional challenge at CHNC is include something funny.





I would like to enter these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-607.html

I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  I also used some self adhesive lace ribbon and some mesh ribbon.  Matting is silver cardstock.  I added a reindeer embellishment to tie in with the sentiment.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Enjoy Your Day

Today I am going to a Better Food Fair so I'm hoping for some good weather as it is mainly outside stalls I think.  It will give me a chance to try some different foods that I haven't tried before so I'm looking forward to it.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Recipe Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/time-for-recipe-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-607.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/04/challenge-186-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper, borders and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Cottage Rose.  The images are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Distress Ink (edges) and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a craft button.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I have left a comment on the post for the challenge at Stella Says Sketch as the closing date of the challenge is unclear.  The post in writing says Sunday 11th April but Sunday is the 15th April.  The linky is due to close on Wednesday 11th April.   I suspect it is meant to be nearer the 15th April than the 11th April but I may be incorrect.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Happy Birthday

I had this image coloured up a couple of weeks ago and realised the challenge closes in about 7 hours and didn't want to waste it so found a bit of time tonight to complete it.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Pattie's Creations  - Go Green
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-144.html

I have used a card base, paper, flower embellishments and sentiment from a paper pack by Dovecraft.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and is coloured with copic markers. 




Monday, 2 April 2018

With Deepest Sympathy

This month at Path Of Positivity we have an optional theme of Pastels.  The sponsor for this month's challenge is Sparkle n Sprinkle.




I have used an image and sentiment from a set called Church Sympathy Digital Set by Sparkle n Sprinkle.



I also used some peach coloured lace with some matching pearlescent paper for matting.  I added three little pearls to the top right of the card.

For You

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs we are celebrating Nature and All It's Beauty.  The sponsors are Sasayaki Glitter and Kit and Clowder.


I have used an image from Sasayaki Glitter called Mia In The Garden.



I have also used a strip of corrugated paper plus a butterfly embellishment and sticker from an emphera pack.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/pennys-challenge-373.html

Bunny Hop

We are midway through the Bunny Hop challenge at Scribbles Designs.  I decided to create an Easter themed card as the midway point of the challenge co-incides with Easter.

The image that I have used is from Scribbles Designs and is called Hoppy 6.   The digital paper is also from Scribbles Designs and is called Flower 1 Digi Paper.



I also used some mesh ribbon and some flower embellishments.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is yellow pearlescent paper.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Spring or Easter
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/276-spring-or-easter.html




Saturday, 31 March 2018

Starry Christmas

This week's optional theme at CHNC is to include a star or more.




I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad along with some offcut pieces of a starry paper which I think came from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a strip of lace.  I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-606.html

Friday, 30 March 2018

Saying Hello

I'm away from home and realised that I needed to get this posted today so took the photo on my mobile phone.  Not that happy with the photo but it's the best I can do with the phone.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - March
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-march-2018

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art.  I added a digital sentiment and some die-cut buttons.





Monday, 26 March 2018

Daffodils

A pretty girlie card this time - and in my favourite colour too.   We have had a couple of days of nice weather so I think that was my inspiration here.



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-21-2018
CCC Digital - For The Girls
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-90-for-girls.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  the yellow squares are cut from an offcut piece of cardstock (not sure of the source of that one).  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the water in the jar.  I also used some butterfly embellishments and a pre-made bow.  Matting is yellow cardstock.

Easter

It's not long till Easter now.  I think with it being earlier this year it feels as though it has crept up on me just a little fast.  I'm only just starting to create Easter cards now!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Spring or Easter
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-331-easter-time.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Green
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-161-make-it-green.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The foliage on the paper is green but it has photographed more grey (possibly because of the brighter colours in the image!).  The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  Matting is green pearlescent cardstock. The digital sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I also added a wooden flower embellishment and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Hi

Several months ago, I bought a die to enable me to create shaped cards when I got bored with square and rectangular ones but haven't had the time to use it until now. 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Shaped Cards
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/shaped-cards-no-squares-or-rectangles.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Green
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-161-make-it-green.html
CRAFT Challenge - Spring
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-460-22nd-of-march-springeaster.html

I die-cut the card stock to create a shaped base card.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers.  I edged the image with two colours of Distress Ink.  I added an offcut piece of patterned paper and matted it with some pearlescent cardstock.  I also added a button sentiment, some pink pearls and a rose sticker embellishment.

Think Happy and Be Happy

I didn't start off by creating a CAS card - it just evolved that way.  Everything that I added just looked too much.  I must have been in a CAS mood when I created this I think.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Shades of Green
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-20-march-2018
Crafty Gals Corner - Make It Green
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-161-make-it-green.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-372.html

I have used a paper and a tag with sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a doily embellishment.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and coloured with copic markers.  I sat the butterfly over the doily.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Away In A Manger

This week's challenge at CHNC is now live and the optional theme for the week is Inspired By A Christmas Carol or Song.  For my card, I took inspiration from the christmas card "Away In A Manger"



I have used a gold paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft along with some offcut pieces from other christmas paper pads.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cheerful Sketches - March Challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-maart.html
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/1st-march-2018-classic-design-team-open.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-372.html




Tuesday, 20 March 2018

For Fox Sake

I'm running late again this week.  I thought I had actually done the post for the start of this challenge but was mistaken.  Anyhow,  it is the start of the No More Than 3 Colours Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  The sponsors for the challenge are Bugaboo Stamps and Sheepski Designs.




For my card, I used an image and sentiment set from Bugaboo Stamps called For Fox Sake.


I have also used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I added ome mesh ribbon and some pearls. 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Animals
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-459-15th-of-march-animals.html

Happy Birthday - Sorry I'm Late

We are midway through the Shades of Yellow Challenge at Path of Positivity.  I'm a little late adding my inspiration card as I worked a 15 hour day yesterday and was a little tired when I got home to remember to do the post!  I've tried scheduling in the past but it never seems to actually work for me.

The Shades Of Yellow Challenge is sponsored by Imagine That! Digis by Kris and Limited Runs.



I have used an image from Imagine That! Digis by Kris called Pierrette.

I have also used a chevron patterned paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added a pre-made flower embellishment and used yellow cardstock for matting.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/1st-march-2018-classic-design-team-open.html
Imagine That! Digis By Kris - Link Up
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/12/customer-link-up-is-back.html

Sunny Days

Sadly it is nearing the end of summer!  However, it inspired me to create a card celebrating the warmer days that we have had.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Hot or Cold Colours
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-330-hot-or-cold-colours.html

I have use a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.   The image is from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some fabric tape, a glitter circle and a bright pink pre-made bow.  Matting is yellow cardstock.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Romantic Blooms

This fortnight's Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.



I have used an image from Lemon Shortbread called Romantic Blooms.




Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  I have used a digital paper from Michele R Designs for the background.  I also added a pre-made sentiment, button and some corrugated cardstock.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-371.html
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - March Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/1st-march-2018-classic-design-team-open.html
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-63-anything-goes.html

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge at CHNC has a fun theme of no patterned paper.  I had lots of fun playing with my shaving foam and re-inkers to create a background.


I then embossed the shaving foam background with a snowflake themed embossing folder.  The image and sentiment are both from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a strip of corrugated paper and some Nuvo Drops.  The die used to cut the image is from Spellbinders.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-605.html

Friday, 16 March 2018

Hi There

I've gone with a Harry Potter theme here.


I would like to enter these challenges:
The Outlawz Challenge - Fantasy/Stories
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-for-week-of-march-10-2018
Catch The Bug - All Creatures Big and Small
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/a-theme-challenge-natures-wonders-all.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-605.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added a digital sentiment, mesh ribbon and some Nuvo Drops.

Hoppy Easter

We are at the start of a challenge at Scribbles Designs and this month the theme is Bunny Hop.  We want to see your creations featuring a bunny (or more!).



I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called B Bunny Collection.  Colouring of the images is with copic markers.  I also added some button stickers.

I followed this template at Beccy's Place:
Double Side Step Card

Wishing You A Beary Merry Christmas

We are at the midway point of the March challenge at 12 Months Of Christmas.  This month the optional theme is A Beary Sweet Christmas and our sponsor this month is Imagine That Digistamp.



I have used an image from Candy Cane Teddy and sentiment from a set called Beary Merry Christmas.




The papers are from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I also added a candy cane embellishment and used some offcut pieces of cardstock for matting.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Hope

I'm last minute again with my make for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs. 
I would like to enter these challenges:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
https://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/p/here-they-all-are-for-you-our.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from Limited Runs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a digtal sentiment.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Here And Now

I managed to fit in some cardmaking yesterday and photographed last night.  I'm scrambling this morning though to watermark and post this morning before I go to work for the day.   I am so looking forward to less working hours when it hits May!



I would like to enter these challenges:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/sketch-188.html


I have used a paper, borders and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The borders were used for the pennants on the left.  The image is from Fred She Said and is coloured with copic markers.  I wanted a pop of colour against the more neutral background.

Presents Are Great But Love Is Better

What a wonderful quote - and this was from the paper pad that the paper came from!





I would like to enter these challenges:
Star In My Pocket - Lots of Green
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/lots-of-green-challenge.html
ABC Christmas - E is for Embossing
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/e-f-g-are-for.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I embossed some green cardstock and used that to mat the image.  I also added some Kindy Glitz to the background paper.

Merry Christmas

I'm late at night posting this as I have just came in from a meeting that went later than I thought it would!  And I have to be up very early tomorrow morning to get to work (like 5am early!).  Hopefully there aren't too many typos in this!



I would like to enter these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-458-8th-of-march-christmas.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Santa

The weekly challenge this week at CHNC has an optional theme of Santa


I have used an aquatic themed paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some gem stones and some organza ribbon.  The layout follow the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-605.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/challenge-184-anything-goes.html

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Recycled Tape Rolls

I joined together some used double sided tape rolls and then covered them with paper mache.  A coat of acrylic paint and then I was ready to decorate!

This is a bit picture heavy as I took photos all around the container.







 I used an image from QKR Stampede which I coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added embellishment in the form of stickers, borders and some paper embellishments.

I would like to enter these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/qkr-stampede-challenge-285-anything-goes.html
The Crafter's Cafe - Recycling
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/03/191-recycling.html