Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Great Work


Exam time is looming for my two teenagers - so I'm hoping that I have a need for this card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Alley Way Stamps - Be Inspired 33
http://www.thealleywaystamps.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/BE%20inspired%20Challenge
Annabelle Stamps - Sketch
http://annabellestamps.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/ac168.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html

I have used my favourite two colours for this card.  The background paper is from MME.  I have also used the reverse of this paper as one of my matting layers for the image.  The image and sentiment are both from The Alley Way Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The spotted grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts..

The sketch I followed for this card is this one:












Little Piano

I haven't done music for probably 40 years but I still love doodling music notes!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Meljens Designs Studio - Doodling
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-170-doodling.html
Penny's Paper - Stitching - real or faux
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-138.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html

I have used a background paper from Vintage Digital for this card.  The image is Little Piano by Meljens Designs Studio.  I doodled some stitching around both die-cuts to match the stitching by Melissa in the images.  I hope Melissa doesn't cringe too much as it is not as good as hers!  I also doodled some music notes on the star die-cut - probably not as good as I used to do but I'm way out of practice.  The dies used for the die-cutting are both from Spellbinders.  The rhinestones that I have added are from Kaisercraft.

Express Yourself


I just love that sentiment:

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Delightful Inspirations - From the Heart July Challenge
http://designed2delight.com/blog/2013/07/july-free-stamp-of-the-month-challenge-updated/
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html

I tend to favour Clean and Simple and this is another one.  The background paper is from a tropical paper pad.  The image and sentiment both come from Delightful Inspirations - From The Heart.  I have used some nice bright cheerful coloured copic markers for colouring.  The die-cuts are both from Spellbinders.  I added some pearls in differing sizes to add to the glamour of the card.

Surprise!

I think that would be a bit of a surprise!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee - Emboss It
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/emboss-it-challenge.html
Love to Create - Colour Inspired
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-76-color-inspired.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MME called Hootenany.  I used a Sissix embossing folder on some brown cardstock that I had left over from another card or two.  The narrow pink ribbon is some from a set of pink toned fibres that I have had for a long time and have now nearly finished using.  The image comes from Milk Coffee and was a fun image to colour.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Christmas Girl

A different colour scheme for this girlie Christmas card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - For The Girls
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-217-25th-of-july-for-girls-0.html
Trimgym - Summer or Christmas (Christmas)
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-challenge-anything-summer-or.html
Trimgym - Anything Goes
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/august-challenge-anything-goes.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-46-anything-goes.html

I have used a tartan paper from Trimgym.  The digital image comes from Pink Gem Designs.  I have coloured using copic markers in the V, RV, W and E ranges - forgot to write the exact colours down!  The mesh ribbon is another that I bought recently - love this colour!  I have used a Spellbinders Labels die for die-cutting and then added some rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.

Decoupage Rose

I had a heap of fun with this rose.  I printed it out four times in the size that I wanted and then cut it up into decoupage pieces:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - For The Girls
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-217-25th-of-july-for-girls-0.html
Trimgym - Summer or Christmas (Summer)
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-challenge-anything-summer-or.html
Trimgym - Anything Goes
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/august-challenge-anything-goes.html
Love to Create - Colour Inspired
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-76-color-inspired.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html

I have used a paper from Trimgym for the background of this card.  The image is also from Trimgym.  Colouring is with copic markers G17, G14, R05, R02.  The die-cut is a Spellbinders Label die.  I have added some lace - white with coloured border - from Sullivans and some pearls (also from Sullivans).

Shiny Butterfly

A nice shiny butterfly uses up some shiny wrapper that I had in my craft box!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - For The Girls
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-217-25th-of-july-for-girls-0.html
A Day For Daisies - Add some shine
http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/adfd-favorites-showcase-challenge-75.html
Sentimental Sundays - Anything with wings (butterfly)
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-165-anything-with-wings.html
Love To Create - Colour Inspired
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-76-color-inspired.html
Trimgym - Summer or Christmas (Summer)
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-challenge-anything-summer-or.html
Trimgym - Anything Goes
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used an absolutely beautiful paper from Trimgym - I love the colours and the inclusion of both flowers and butterflies on this paper.  The image comes from A Day For Daisies and has been coloured using copic markers YG11, R59, R46, E00, R81, RV10, E43.  The shiny butterfly is cut using a Marianne's die and some shiny paper that was possibly a chocolate wrapper?  The green grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs.
 

Freebie Time at Creative Bug on the Loose

It is time for another Bit By the Bug Tuesday.  The day where I introduce you all to the newest freebie over at Creative Bug on the Loose.  This week we have...
 
"Bumble Bug"



I have made this card with this lovely image:


I have used a background paper from MME - just found I had it - perfect for this card.  The paper pad is called "Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing".  The bottom part of the card uses the reverse of the paper.  The sentiment is one I typed up myself to go with this image.  I have coloured her with copic markers.  The die-cut is a Spellbinders Label die.  I have also added a little gold satin bow and four self-adhesive glitter domes - although the adhesive isn't that great and they do move a bit so I'm thinking I might need to apply some stronger adhesive to them.

So, what are you waiting for?  To take advantage of this cute image, head on over to Creative Bug on the Loose and follow the instructions on how to bring Bumble Bug home with you While you are over there, don't forget to check out all the great digis Naomi has available in the store for purchase and don't forget to leave her a little love too.




I've caught the bug,
have you?



Butterfly Butterfly

A nice butterfly theme card this time:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/paper-additctions-and-sweet-sketch.html
Platypus Creek Digitals - Things with Wings
http://www.platypuscreekdigitals.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-37.html

I have followed this sketch for this card:


I have used background papers from two different companies.  The checky one is from MME and the butterfly one comes from Mariposa Matstack by DCWV.  The image is from Platypus Creek Digitals and is called Ulysses Butterfly.  Matting is cardstock by Rosies Studio.  I have kept the colouring simple for this card and only used copic marker YR02.  The die-cut butterfly matched perfectly with that colour - this die came free with a magazine.  I have also added some Stickles along the inner edges of the butterfly paper.

Sadly, this is the last challenge at Platypus Creek Digitals.  I have really enjoyed participating in these challenges and will miss them.  I am going to try and complete two cards using Platypus Creek Digitals for this final challenge - this one is the first of them.  I have another winged image that I hope to be able to use. 

Monday, 29 July 2013

It's Your Day to Shine

Another summery card - must be the sunshine today (not seen it for a while!).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper - Bling It On
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-137.html
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2013/07/challenge-13-anything-goes-must-use.html


I found a nice spring paper in my stash.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine.  After initially thinking he looked a bit like a Smurf and was considering blue colour scheme, I decided I would go with nice cheerful summery colours.  I have used copic markers V17, V15, YR04, E00, W0, BG00, BG000, E51, Y23.  I have added a bit of bling to the background paper in the form of clear rhinestones and Stickles - Diamond.

Cocktail Time!

A nice summery image!  The sun is shining here today but the temperature is still on the cool side!  I am so looking forward to the warmer weather arriving soon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper - Bling It On
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-137.html
Sassy Studio Designs - Cocktail
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/dare-to-be-sassy-thursday-187.html
CRAFT Challenge - One For the Girls
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-217-25th-of-july-for-girls-0.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html
Trimgym - Summer
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-challenge-anything-summer-or.html
Trimgym - Anything Goes
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used a background paper from Trimgym for this card.  The yellow mesh ribbon is some I bought by the metre - just discovered it comes in quite a few colours too!  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, B29, B23, Y06, Y02, R27.  I have also added some pearls and rhinestones for a bit of bling.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Purple Olive and Gold

A different colour combination for this girl's card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Purple, Olive and Gold
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/colorchallenge/forum/topics/july-23rd-colour-challenge
CRAFT Challenge - For the Girls
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-217-25th-of-july-for-girls-0.html
Sentimental Sunday - Anything with Wings
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-165-anything-with-wings.html
Trimgym - Summer or Christmas (Summer)
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-challenge-anything-summer-or.html
Trimgym - Anything Goes
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used a background paper from Trimgym for this card.  The image comes from Doodle Dragon Studios.  I have coloured with copic markers - forgot to write the numbers down though!  I have added glitter to the wings as well as the top and bottom edges of the Spellbinder die.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I have added a flower from Craftworks (had it for years!) and some leaves using a Marianne's Designs die.  I have also added a bit more sparkle in the form of rhinestones.  The grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts.

Looking to upload the challenges, I am not entirely sure that this fits The Outlawz Challenge - I missed the bit in the write up that said "Christmas in July".  However, she could be a Christmas fairy?  Still, the colours are right and the twist is there.  I'll possibly give this to a girl who is too old for Santa images (thinks they are baby-ish) and too young for traditional scene images and the like.

Bling it On - Snowman!

A nice bright sparkly Christmas card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Bling It On
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.gr/2013/07/bling-it-on.html
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-46-anything-goes.html
CHNC - Snowman
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-135-snowmen-or-women.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html


I have used a pink colour scheme for this card - driven mainly by the background paper but also as it is a cold and foggy morning and I had to do something to brighten it up!  The image that I have used is from Crafty Sentiments and is called Snowman Song.  The snowflake is a die from Spellbinders which I've cut from pearlescent paper and then embellished with a rhinestone.  The sentiment, also embellished with rhinestones, is from Bird's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers C1, RV23, RV34, RV04, RV02, R05, Y35, E47.  I have also added some Stickles - Diamond.

Congratulations

Sometimes I want a very non-fussy congratulations card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Little Tangles - Into The Woods
http://littletangles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-17-into-woods.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html
The Outlawz CFC Challenge - Sandi's Image
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/crreative-freebie-challenge-july-14-to-july-27

Sometimes, it is nice to have a card that is not too fussy for those people who prefer that style of card - yes, I know a few people like that!   The paper for this card comes from a paper pad by MME called "Dolled Up".  Interesting name for a paper pad that contains a number of wood effect papers!  Anyway, back to the card - the image comes from Sandi's Samples and is one of the images provided for the latest CFC Challenge at The Outlawz (link above).  The sentiment is from Mudmaven Designs. Colouring is with copic markers W5, B23, Y02, Y35. 

Deacon Thank You

Another Thank You card ready for the end of the year:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Read All About It
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/read-all-about-it.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-43.html

I have used a white card blank.  The red check piece is an offcut from another card.  The image is Deacon - Sign It from Bugaboo Stamps.  I have coloured the image using copic markers R27, R59, B99, G85, B00, E43.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp.  The matting is red paper from a scrap paper pack.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Peace At Christmas

A traditional Christmas card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Two or more die-cuts
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/use-2-or-more-die-cuts.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Christmas in July
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-57-christmas-in-july.html
CHNC - Snowman (background paper)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-135-snowmen-or-women.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html

I have used a paper from Rosies Studio for this card. The image is from Sheet 260 from Whoopsi Daisy.  I have used copic markers E43, R59, R46 and E00 for the colouring plus Stickles - Star Dust for the fur trim.  The die-cuts that I have used for this card come from two different companies.  The one around the image is one from Marianne's Designs and despite all the holes in it seems to cut beautifully every time.  The other one that I have used in two of the corners is from Spellbinders and is part of a set of border ties, tags, and corner dies.


Nuts About Books

A birthday card for a book lover:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Read All About It
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/read-all-about-it.html
Designed 2 Delight - From The Heart Sketch 027
http://designed2delight.com/blog/2013/07/i-heart-card-sketches-no-27/
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Embossing
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/birthdaycard/forum/topics/greetings-card-challenge-july-22nd-embossing

I have followed the sketch from Designed 2 Delight.  I decided to leave the background as just the card blank and not use a background paper.  The embossed piece has been cut from deep red scrap paper and embossed with an embossing folder from Couture Creations.  The image is Nuts About Books from Bugaboo Stamps.  I have coloured using copic markers.  The matting is green scrap paper.  The button is another from my Mum's button box - still have lots left too!!  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp.  The lines have been ruled across the card using a Distress Marker - walnut stain.

Snow Buddies Gift

Another Christmas card into the Christmas Card box:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Darla - Christmas in July
http://digidarlas.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/dd-72-christmas-in-july.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/copicchallenge/forum/topics/alochol-markers-challenge-26-july-to-1-august

I have used a starry paper from a Christmas paper pad by Rosies Studio.  I have added some red mesh ribbon and some glittery red domes.  The image is Snow Buddies Gift from Digi Darla.  I have used copic markers BG15, R27, Y35 and C1 for colouring.  I have alo added some Stickles - Star Dust.

Snowman

A real winter's feel to this card - matches the weather!



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas in July
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-169-christmas-in-july-7212013.html
CHNC - Snowman or Snowwoman
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-135-snowmen-or-women.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-46-anything-goes.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Christmas in July
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-57-christmas-in-july.html
All That Stickles - Waterfall
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/waterfall-linky-party_20.html

For the background, I have used a snowflake paper from "Nothing But Freebies".  The image is from Spyder's Corner and is called Christmas Stocking Bear.  Colouring is with copic markers B02, B99, RV10, Y00, G82, E41, R27, G94.  I have also added Stickles - Star Dust (hat trim) Frosted Lace (snow) and Waterfall (scarf).  The snowflake is a Spellbinders die.

Lemon lilies

Some beautiful lilies adorn this wedding card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - weddings
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-42.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-44-bugaboo-stamps.html
Totally Papercrafts - Proper Lace
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge177-use-lace-material-lace-not.html

I have used a wedding paper with a creamy colour scheme from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Sandi's Samples (Sandi Huggett).    Colouring of the image is with copic markers and the die cut is a Spellbinders Labels die.  The lace is from Sullivans - I threaded through some narrow gold satin ribbon as well.

Columbine

A pink and lavender wedding card:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - weddings
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-42.html
Totally Papercrafts - use proper lace
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge177-use-lace-material-lace-not.html

I have used a paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the background.  There is a beautiful selection of wedding papers to choose from.  The image is Columbine from Fred She Said.  The lace is from Sullivans.  The matting is lavender coloured metallic paper. I have also added a sentiment from Digital Doodling and some lilac coloured pearls.

Basket of Flowers

A lovely basket of flowers:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Weddings
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-42.html
Brown Sugar - Love
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-52-love.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Summer Flowers
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-july-25-summer-flowers

The background paper comes from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy - while it probably isn't meant as a wedding image I feel it works really well for this card.  The flowers and leaves are crafted using a Marianne's Die - the leaves have been embossed and the flowers have Stickles - Magenta added.  The sentiment is from Cr8tive Hands.

Paisley Hearts

A pink and brown colour scheme for this card:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - weddings
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-42.html
Brown Sugar - love
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-52-love.html

I have used a lovely wedding paper from Bearly Mine Designs for this card.  The image is from The Stamping Chef and is called Paisley.  I have coloured it using pink and brown copic markers to match the background paper.

Guy Car Keys

A card for a male passing a driving test - a little while till my son gets his but some of his friends are older than him:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - July BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/july-bingo-challenge.html
QKR Stampede - Cars, Trains, Planes (Car)
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/qkr-stampede-weekly-challenge-49-oh-my.html

My BINGO line is sentiment - button - glitter (cardstock)

I have used a polka dot paper from my stash - this was originally a scrapbook paper.  The image is Guy Car Keys from Bugaboo Stamps.  I have coloured using copic markers R29, R27, B29, B24, C5, C3, E43, Y35.  The button is one from my Mum's button box - I thought this one looked wheel like with spokes!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Lemonade Inspiration

The colour scheme for this card was derived from the inspiration photo at Kenny K's:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Photo Inspiration
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-151-lemonade-for-sale.html
Papertake Weekly - Die cuts and/or punches
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/die-ing-for-punch.html

I have used a paper from a matstack by DCWV called Lemon Flowers.  The matting and flowers have been cut from pink scrap paper from a scrap paper pack.  The image is from Kenny K and is called Jasmine.  I have coloured her using copic markers E43, E41, E00, G82, RV04, RV02, Y08, Y02.  The flowers have been cut using a Marianne's die and then have Stickles - Yellow added to the centres.  I have added some pearls and a pink bow tied from fibre that I have had for quite a long time!

Snowman and Circles

This snowman looks as though he is worried about something.  Perhaps it is a hot day and he thinks he is going to melt!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CHNC - Stitching Real or Faux
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-134-stitching-real-or-faux.html
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-164-christmas-in-july.html
The Sweet Stop - Sketch 220
http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/sss220-sketch-with-spin-and-prize.html
All That Stickles - Waterfall
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/waterfall-linky-party_20.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
Papertake Weekly - Die cuts and/or punches
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/die-ing-for-punch.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (snowflake)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/pinspirational-challenge-67.html

I have used my second last paper from a paper pad called Snowed in Winter Papers by MME.  The circles have been cut from a paper from a Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad. The image is from Dilly Beans, coloured with copic markers with the addition of some Waterfall stickles on the hat.  All the circles are die cut using various circle dies from Spellbinders.  I have added some stitching using a Distress Marker - walnut stain.  The sentiment is from Limited Runs. The piece across the card has been cut from a rectangular shaped doily and backed by a strip of white cardstock.  I have also die-cut a snowflake from some glitter cardstock by DCWV and embellished the snowflake with a matching pearl.

Sunbonnet Christmas Tree

I really love the sunbonnet images - thought I'd use a bit different colour scheme for this one:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CHNC - Stitching Real or Faux
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-134-stitching-real-or-faux.html
Catch The Bug - BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/july-bingo-challenge.html
All That Stickles - Waterfall
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/waterfall-linky-party_20.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
Papertake Weekly - Dies and/or Punches
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/die-ing-for-punch.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (baubles)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/pinspirational-challenge-67.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - O'Christmas Tree
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/o-is-for-o-christmas-tree.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad called Snowed In Winter Papers by MME.  The image is from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment from Folded Paper and Printed Pixels.  The image has been coloured with copic markers E15, E43, BG15, G82, R29, G17, E00 with Stickles - Waterfall added to the hat trim, apron, baubles and star. The buttons are some from my Mum's button box - I'm so glad that she decided I could take what I wanted!  I have used Spellbinders dies for the die-cutting.  I have edged the tag one with copic marker BG15.  The grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts. 

My BINGO line is - sentiment - button - sparkle (Stickles)

Christmas Times

A very CAS card:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CHNC - Stitching - Faux or Real
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-134-stitching-real-or-faux.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
All That Stickles - Waterfall
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/waterfall-linky-party_20.html
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-46-anything-goes.html

I have used a background paper from MME that looks like a vintage newspaper.  The image is from Stamp n Doodle.  I have coloured using copic markers and then added some sparkly Stickles - Waterfall to the top of the robes for a bit of highlight.  I have added some stitching around the image using a Distress Marker - walnut stain.

Light up your Christmas

A Christmas card using a lantern image:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CHNC - Stitching Real or Faux
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-134-stitching-real-or-faux.html
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-181-anything-goes.html
Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-july-24-2103
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (colours)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/pinspirational-challenge-67.html
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-46-anything-goes.html
Christmas Inspirations - Tied in A Bow
http://natalduranteoanotodo.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/desafio-012013-laco-tied-in-bow.html

I have used a red, white and green paper from a Rosie's Studio Christmas paper pad.  The white and green paper is from MME.  The image is from Floppy Latte and has been coloured with copic markers, die-cut with a scallop rectangle die from Spellbinders and had stitching added with a Distress Marker - walnut stain.  I have also added some Christmas coloured twine.



Thinking of You Pansy Card

A card featuring a Pansy Corner and a Sentiment:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz CFC Challenge - Sandi's Image
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/crreative-freebie-challenge-july-14-to-july-27
Papertake Weekly - Dies and/or punches
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/die-ing-for-punch.html

I have used a background paper from MME.  The main feature is this lattice rectangle die from Spellbinders which showcases the image from Sandi Huggett for the Outlawz CFC Challenge as well as the sentiment from Digital Doodling..  I have added some lavender ribbon roses and some lavender pearls.

Get Well Soon

Always seem to need some of these cards:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz CFC Challenge - Anne's Image
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/crreative-freebie-challenge-july-14-to-july-27
Penny's Paper - Bling It On
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-137.html

I have used a paper from MME for the background of this card. I've blinged it up a bit with some pink rhinestones.  The image is one of two supplied for the CFC challenge - this one is from Anne Fenton. 

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Watermelon, Apples and Lemon

I added some die-cut fruit in with the digi images for the card:


I am entering the card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Fruity Fun
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-48-fruity-fun.html
A Creative Need - Fruit
http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/

I have used a paper from a paper pad called Summer Goodness - this one reminds me of a tablecloth for picnics!  The images are both from A Creative Need and coloured with copic markers.  The die-cuts used for the images as well as the apples are from Spellbinders.

What a Treat

A nice summery card for a cold winter's day!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Fruity Fun
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-48-fruity-fun.html
Tiddly Inks - Summer Treats (cherries, strawberries and ice-cream)
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-114-summer-treats-yum.html

I have used one of the last papers I have left in my paper pad called Summer Goodness.  The strawberry die-cut is one from Spellbinders.  The images are both from Tiddly Inks - the frame is a separate image to the ice-cream but I felt they worked well together.  I coloured the frame to represent lots of cherries - a real summer treat for me.  I decided on a strawberry ice-cream with a nice shiny red cherry on top - with the help of some Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  All matting is red cardstock.

Bit by the Bug Beginnings: Another Bug is Born



You are going to want to go and visit Creative Bug on the Loose today because a new Bug has been born. Naomi is sharing with the world her newest release:


Ladybug Layover


Here is my card that I created using this wonderful digi:



I used some paper from my stash for the background to which I added three large rhinestones.   The layout is based on the sketch at Friday Sketch Challenge.   Colouring is with copic markers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/sketch-48-made-by-carole.html

To learn more about this image and also find out how you could win a copy of this sweet bug duo, make sure you head on over to Creative Bug on the Loose and follow the directions that have been laid out.  Entering to win is super simple.  You don't want to miss out on this exciting opportunity
 



So, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Head over to Creative Bug on the Loose.


I've caught the bug,


have you?


Boy and Girl and their Sled

I have gone with a very neutral background and left all the colour to the image:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Boy and Girl
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/a-boy-and-girl.html
CHNC - Stitching Faux or Real (Faux)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-134-stitching-real-or-faux.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
Crafting for All Seasons - Christmas in July
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-57-christmas-in-july.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Snowflakes)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/pinspirational-challenge-67.html

I have used a black and white snowflake paper by MME for the background.  Matting is silver cardstock.  I have added a silver satin ribbon with snowflakes on it.  The image is from Eiglas and has been coloured with copic markers and then 'stitched' using a Distress Marker - walnut stain.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Fancy Fold Card

I have no idea what this card is called.  I found a picture of one when I was looking through some challenges and decided to try and work out how it was constructed.  Of course, I now can't find the one that was my inspiration! This one is slightly different from the Tri Fold Shutter card that I learned from Shelly's Images in that it consists completely of squares.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Fancy Fold + handmade flowers
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-72-fancy-fold-plus-handmade.html
Totally Papercrafts - Make your own flowers
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-176-make-your-own-flowers.html
All That Stickles - Waterfall
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/waterfall-linky-party_20.html

The template I had made myself from looking at the card mentioned above.  Thank you to whoever made that card.  The paper is some from my scrapbook paper stash.  All the images (including the flowers) are from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  After looking at the tutorial with the challenge, I decided that I could do something like that for my card!  Very fiddly doing all the fussy cutting and at one point I nearly abandoned that idea but I'm glad now that I didn't.  I have cut some cream mesh ribbon for the squares on the diagonal.  Colouring is with copic markers E18, E15, BG15, Y08, E00, YG23, YG11.  I have also added some Stickles - Waterfall to the bottom layer of each of the flowers.  As a finishing touch, I have added Ivory coloured pearls of differing sizes.

Thank You


Another card for my childrens' teachers for end of year:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Thank You
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/new-challenge-time-at-jellypark-friends.html
Incy Wincy Designs - Read About It
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/read-all-about-it.html
All That Stickles - Waterfall
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/waterfall-linky-party_20.html
Papertake Weekly - Dies and/or Punches
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/die-ing-for-punch.html

I have used a "math" themed paper from a paper pad by DCWV called A Type of Art.  The other piece behind the image is an offcut from another card - I think it might be one from MME but I can't be sure of that.  The image is from Jellypark Friends and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Die-cutting is with a Spellbinders rectangle die and a Spellbinders Labels die.  I have embellished the dies with some Stickles - Waterfall.

Orange Nutcracker

A card using my two favourite colours - yellow and orange:



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Dare to Be Sassy Thursday
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/dare-to-be-sassy-thursday-186.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Christmas in July
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sundayscleanandsimplecas/forum/topics/cas-challenge-july-21-2013

I have used a background paper from MME.  The starry yellow grosgrain ribbon is from American Crafts.  The image is "Nutcracker" from Sassy Studio Designs.  The sentiment is from Limited Runs.  I have coloured using copic markers, die cut using Spellbinders Labels die and then added three yellow rhinestones.

Lighthouse Card

A nautical masculine card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-216-18th-of-july-inspiration.html
Craft Your Passion - Birthday
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-172-happy-birthday.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Travel
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/copicchallenge/forum/topics/alcohol-markers-challenge-july-19-25

As I live inland, the sea and a lighthouse definitely require travel!

I have used an image from Digi Darla and coloured using copic markers - forgot to note the colours though!  The sentiment is from Digi Doodles.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Pink and Purple Hummingbirds

I know hummingbirds aren't pink and purple but I felt like using a nice bright summery colour scheme.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Photo Inspiration (nature)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-216-18th-of-july-inspiration.html

I have used a Kate Knight tropical paper for the background.  I have added some bright pink grosgrain ribbon.  I coloured some white ribbon flowers with copic marker RV06.  The image is an acrylic stamp from Flonz.  I have used copic markers RV06, RV04, G17, G14, BV02, BV000 for the image.

Feliz Navidad

A bit of a different Christmas image - red hot chili pepper!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Meljens Designs Studio - Mis-matched Papers
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-169-mismatched.html
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Pick a Sketch (Sketch 28)
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-166-pick-sketch.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july.html
CHNC - Stitching (faux or real)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chnc-134-stitching-real-or-faux.html
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas in July
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-169-christmas-in-july-7212013.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/pinspirational-challenge-67.html
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/challenge-164-christmas-in-july.html

I have used three different papers in the card - the main one is from Kaisercraft, the gingerbread man one is from Rosie's Studio and the striped one is from MME.  The image is from Meljens Designs Studio and has been coloured with copic markers.  I have also added a sentiment and a glitter gemstone from Rosies Studio.