Friday, 24 October 2014

Cup of Tea with a gift

Simple and Effective - Black and white with just a tad of red.  There is something elegant about that colour combination!



I would like to enter the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Food or Drink
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-234-food-or-drink-1019214.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/tuesday-morning-sketches-272.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black and White and one other (red)
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/black-white-and.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Cook or Stir (Stir)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/cas-challenge-october-19-2014


I have used a white card blank and added a strip of black across the centre.  The white grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts.  The image is from Milk Coffee and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a white gel pen to go over the swirl in the part of the cup I coloured black.  I also added a sentiment from Paper Smooches and three black pearls.

Hiding behind the web

I thought I'd try something different with this card - placing the image behind the die-cut!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Dilly Beans - Halloween
http://www.dillybeanschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/dilly-beans-challenge-halloween.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Halloween + Orange and Black
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/10/hey-where-did-you-all-go.html

I have used a black card base for this card.  I then added some orange web ribbon.  The image is from Dilly Beans and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the skull.  The spider web die is from Memory Box.  I also added some pearls which I coloured with copic marker YR07.

Snowman Pile

A fun Christmas card:

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/doodle-pantry-digital-challenge-51.html
Penny's Paper - Polka Dots and Pearls
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-200.html

I have used a Christmas paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from the same paper pad.  The image is from Doodle Pantry.  I coloured with copic markers and added some Stickles.  I die-cut using a Beaded Square die and then added the pearls to the beaded part. 

Happy Thanksgiving

Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in New Zealand, I know plenty of people who do - and I thought this sentiment was perfect!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Bugaboo Image + Players Choice - add orange + Pumpkins)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/october-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #217
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/stella-says-sketch-217.html
Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Great Pumpkin
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-october-18-24-the-great-pumpkin
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Pumpkins
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/challenge-21-pumpkins-jack-o-lanterns.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some orange
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/challenge-107.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black and White and one other (orange)
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/black-white-and.html

I have used a black and white paper - not entirely sure of the brand.  I added some black mesh ribbon.  The black cardstock strip has been embossed with an embossing folder.  I added some pearls which I coloured with copic marker YR07 alongside.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers 100, YR07, YR04, YR02.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the eyes.  I added a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Christmas Owls

Lots of sparkle in this Christmas card.  I love crafting with owls as I know several people who like owls.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Anything Goes with a Twist - Shimmer and Sparkle
http://aagwat.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/challenge-03.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Let's Embellish It
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-challenge.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/ag-ch-no-4.html

I have used a striped Christmas paper from MME for the background.  I added some glittery Christmas mesh ribbon.  The image is from Di's Digital Downloads and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added Stickles to the snow and the owls' hats.  I matted with textured cardstock from DCWV.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy Day

I used a chalk style paper as a background which enabled the colours of the image to pop a bit more!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Colour Inspired
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/dtbst-251-back-in-black.html
Penny's Paper - Pearls and Polka Dots
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-200.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Food or Drink
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-234-food-or-drink-1019214.html

I have used a chalk board paper from MME for the background.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs.  I also added some washi tape and black pearls.  Coloruing is with copic markers, Distress Ink and Distress Marker.

Get Well Soon

Being surrounded with sick people at the moment, I have plenty of choice for recipients for this card!  Since I have used my two favourite colours (yellow and orange) it could even be for me!!!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Delightful Challenge - Favourite colours
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/weekly-challenge-color-my-world.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/76-mygrafico.html

I have used a background paper from Sugar and Spice Studio - not that you can see much of it.  I added yellow and orange mesh ribbons over the top (the yellow I cut to half width).  The image is from Digital Delights and has been coloured with copic markers YR07, YR04, Y000, Y02, Y06, 100, C7 plus I used Stickles on the wings.  I added a digital sentiment from Desert Diva which I die-cut into a pennant shape using a Spellbinder die.