Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Mother

I'm glad to see the back of February this year.  It has not been a good one at all.  My father unexpected passed away after suffering a severe stroke.  He hadn't been unwell so it has been quite a shock to our family.  I've also had a few issues with work this month that I could have done without.  I'm hoping that March will sort those out!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - February
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-february-2018
Beccy's Place - February Challenge
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/february-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kate Knight.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place. Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some green glitter mesh ribbon and some green pearls from Rosie's Studio.

I had intended to follow the sketch at Beccy's Place for this card - but it came down to getting it completed before the challenge closed and before I need to go to bed as I need to be up really early in the morning for work.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

NOEL

This week's optional challenge at CHNC is to use some gold.  I used a lot of gold to create a monochromatic card as I had quite a bit of gold elements to choose from.



I have used a gold background paper from a Christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  I added some gold starry washi tape across the card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added a button embellishment from Teresa Collins and a sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps.  I edged the sentiment and image using a copic marker.

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/2018/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-604.html
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/our-tribute-to-eileen-anything.html

Friday, 23 February 2018

Do All Things With Love

I completed three cards a few hours ago and it has got to the last minute before I could manage to upload them to the challenge blogs!  Too much to do at the moment - and so little time!



I would like to enter these challenges:
Catch The Bug - February BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/februrary-bingo-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (red)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/pinspirational-challenge-209.html

I have used a flower patterned paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added a red pre-made bow to the card.

BINGO Line:
Embossing
Red
Sentiment

Pearls

I have enjoyed spending some time creating a few cards today.



I would like to enter these challenges:
Catch The Bug - February BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/februrary-bingo-challenge.html
Cheerful Sketches - February Challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/februari-challenge.html

I have used two papers from a paper pad by Crate Paper.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls to the polka dots on the girl's dress.

BINGO elements:
Ribbon
Bugaboo Image
Pearls (on dress)

Gardening

I have done a lot of gardening this month to help my Mum out.  Thinking about that is probably what inspired me to choose this particular image.


I would like to enter these challenges:
Catch The Bug - February BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/februrary-bingo-challenge.html
The Crafters Café - 3-2-1 Recipe
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/190-3-2-1-recipe.html

I have used three different papers that are offcuts from other cards.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Sparkle Glitter Pen.  I added some enamel dots and some butterfly charms.

BINGO Line:
Enamel Dots
Sparkle - On dress and flower
Charm - Butterflies

Just For You

I am gradually getting back on top of things after having two weeks away with minimal internet access.  I felt like taking a break from all the work I needed to do and creating some cards.  Here is the first one:



I would like to enter these challenges:
Di's Digi Creations - Lots Of Pink and/or Red
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/lots-of-pink-andor-red.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (red and pink)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/pinspirational-challenge-209.html
A BIt More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-62.html
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra - February Challenge
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-extra-february.html

I have used a digital paper from Lozzy for the background.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment that I typed out on the computer.




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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Shades Of Red

We are midway through the Shades Of Red challenge at Path Of Positivity.  As a reminder, this month we are sponsored by Ike's Art and Pattie's Creations.







I have used an image from Ike's Art called Poppy Wreath.



I also used a digital paper from Delicious Doodles.   Colouring is with copic markers.  Matting is red cardstock.  I added some red enamel dots from We R Memory Keepers.  I am not sure of the source of the digital sentiment.

I am entering these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - February Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/1st-february-classdic-design-team-open.html

Monday, 19 February 2018

Happy Easter

We have an Easter themed challenge for you this fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs.  The sponsor for this challenge is Rick St Dennis.



I have used an image from Rick St Dennis called 2014 Easter Bunny Digi Stamp.



I used a striped paper for the background to match his vest.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some enamel dots and a digital sentiment.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Use some green

This week's optional challenge at CHNC is to Use some green.   This is a nice and easy one as Christmas and green go so well together!



I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad for the background.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added a sentiment from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Making Moments Happen

We are at the start of another Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.


I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Wonderful Meeting.  Those of you who have followed me for some time, will know that I love all things aquatic.



I have also used a paper from a paper pack by AMB Illustrations.  Colouring is with copic markers.  i added a pre-printed sentiment and ome pearls.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - February Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/1st-february-classdic-design-team-open.html

Go For Green

I'm a bit late uploading my card for the start of the Go For Green challenge at Scribbles Designs as I had to go away unexpectedly and had minimal internet access.

My card uses Kiss Me and Carl O'Brian both from Scribbles Designs.


I have also used a paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I die-cut a shamrock using a Sissix die and some green glitter cardstock.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Merry Christmas

This card was for the weekly challenge at CHNC.  However, I haven't had internet access for the majority of the past week and a half so hadn't been able to post it.  I'm back now and wanted to share it.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-603.html
Catch The Bug - Walking in Washi Wonderland
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/theme-challenge-walking-in-washi.html

I have used a christmas paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The images and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and have been coloured with copic markers.  They are all from the same image which I cut into quarters to fit the sketch  The striped piece across the centre is washi tape.


Merry Christmas Mum

We are midway through the month of February.  That means it is time for some more inspiration for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month our theme is to create a card for a loved one.  We are sponsored by Mari's Digis.



I chose to create a card for my Mum.  The image I used is called Feliz Natal 4.



The background paper is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I aso used some white lace, some purple gemstones and a sentiment from Desert Diva.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Love Is....


Here is my card for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs:




I would like to enter these challenges:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/new-images-and-valentines-freebie-and.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Limited Runs.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I added some glittery hearts.

Sweet

This month's challenge at Path Of Positivity continues with the colour theme.  This month we are looking for Shades Of Red.  Our sponsors are Patties Creations and Ike's Art.




I have used an image from Pattie's Creations called Strawberry Love Heart.



I used some red dotty paper for the background of my easel card.  The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps.  I diecut a decorative corner embellishment using red glitter cardstock and also added some red enamel dots.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Quick And Easy

This fortnight's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is Quick and Easy.  We are sponsored by Sticker You and Createful Heart Digis.




I have used an image from Createful Heart Digis.



I have used a vintage style paper from a paper pad.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Joy

The optional theme for the challenge at CHNC is quick and easy.  I follwed a sketch and use an image that didn't require much in the way of colouring.





The paper is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I used offcuts to cut the pennants.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.




Friday, 2 February 2018

Ain't No Sunshine When You're Gone

Unfortunately lately it has been umbrella weather here - and not for protection from the sun either!


I would like to enter these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Picture Inspiration (umbrella and rainbow colours)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/a-photo-challenge-at-catch-bug.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-602.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I used offcut scraps to cut the pennants and so bright yellow cardstock for the matting.

Love Is In The Air

For me, the weather is perfect today.  No rain and thunderstorms - but no mugginess either!  I wish we had a few more days like this.



I would like to enter these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Cream, Rose, Black
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/cic438-day-for-daisies.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-anything-goes-gcc012918

I have used a paper from a paper pad by American Crafts.  The ribbon is also from American Crafts.  I also added some cream buttons.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.

Thank You

I have done some BINGO boards where you have to include three things but this one I had to include five things.  I found it quite a bit harder but I did manage to come up with this:



I would like to enter these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - BINGO board
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-for-the-week-of-february-3
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/challenge-77-january-2018.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-26.html

My BINGO lines are:
Colour Pencils - I used Friendship brand watercolour pencils
Arrow - arrow shaped paper clip
Distress - Distress Ink around the perimeter of the matting
Stickers - some cat themed stickers that I purchased from a Japanese store in NZ
Circle - image and matting

I also used a paper from a paper pad by Pebbles and some enamel dots from We R Memory Keepers.

Mutton But The Best Wishes

We are midway through the current challenge at Scribbles Designs. This month is our Birthday Party Blowout.


For my card I have used Walter Woolley and WP MBTBest fom Scribbles Designs.


I have also used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny. I added some rainbow feathered twine and some sparkly heart gems.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Build A Snowman

Although I wasn't planning on creating a monochromatic card, this one is almost one (with the exception of the arms and nose!). 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Build A Snowman
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-jan-26
Winter Wonderland - Embossing
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/embossing-dry-or-heat.html

I have embossed a piece of cardstock with an embossing folder to create the background.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art and is coloured with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I'm not sure of the source of the sentiment but do know that it is a digital one.

Love

After heavy thunderstorms last night, the sun is shining again today.  Here is a card I created when I couldn't do much else with the thunderstorm - bright and cheerful!





I would like to enter these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Love
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-280-anything-goes.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - February Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used a pre-printed card blank.  I covered all the pattern on the card with the exception of the heart.  The paper is from Pebbles.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some crystal heart stickers.

Let It Snow

Another wintry creation - in the midst of our hot muggy summer.  Although tonight it is raining heavily and we have had thunderstorms!  At least it is a bit cooler than it has been.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Pattie's Creations - Fun In The Snow
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2018/01/challenge-142.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and is coloured with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  The sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some snowflake shaped rhinestones.