Saturday, 28 February 2015

Bucket of Flowers

February is such a hectic month for me.  I am now scrambling to complete the cards for the progressive challenges!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - February
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-february-1st-2015


I have used a paper from a paper pad from Rosie's Studio.  The image is the freebie image from the progressive challenge at The Outlawz and is by Sandi Samples. I coloured using copic markers and then added Kindy Glitz to the heart.  The frame around the image is a Sizzix die cut from gold paper. I coloured some ribbon flowers using copic marker YR02  and added these along with some pearls to the top of the card.  I also added some dots made with Kindy Glitz under the image.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

No Red or Green To Be Seen!

I have used mainly creams and browns with some touches of yellow and pink for this card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Critters
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-127-critters.html
CHNC - Include a creature
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/chnc-challenge-217-feature-creature.html
Completely Christmas - No Red or Green
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/21-february-challenge-51-atg-with-twist.html


I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I coloured the word Christmas with copic marker RV21.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been colorued with copic markers E53, E51, R000, RV06, YR23.  I die-cut using a Spellbinders die.  I also added a brad and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Gift Bag

I decided to create a simple gift bag.  I didn't want it too fussy as the paper I used for it is fairly lightweight.



I would like to enter my gift bag into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Bag or Box or Tags
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-134-boxes-bags-or-tags.html
Lacy Sunshine - Things with Wings
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-52-things-with-wings.html

I have used some lightweight cardstock from Rosie's Studio to make the bag.  I used the gift box creator from WR Memory Keepers.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers R59, R46, E00 E35, E31, G28, G21, R22, R20.  I added some butterfly stickers and drew flight trails with Distress marker - Picket Fence.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Distressing time at Incy Wincy Designs

It's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we are looking for distressing on your cards.  You can find the details of the challenge here - along with some inspiration from the Design Team.

This week we are sponsored by Aurora Wings:



I have used Baby Owl Trio from Aurora Wings.



I'm not sure how obvious my distressing is from this photo.  I tore the edge of the paper on the left hand side and I also distressed the edges of the image using a combination of scissors and Distress Ink.

I have also used papers from Kiasercraft along with a layered flower and pearl and some bakers twine.









Sunday, 22 February 2015

Birds of a Feather

I highlighted the bird in this image by raising it up using mount tape:





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Birds of a Feather
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-128-birds-of.html


I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I kept the card CAS just adding some matting and some rhinestones.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Always and Forever

Yet another image that I printed out for a different challenge - around the time I was having internet and digital camera issues!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Lovely Lace
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/qkr-stampede-challenge-126-lovely-lace.html

The paper and sentiment are from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from QKR Stampede.  The lace is from Sullivans.  I have also used some heart shaped rhinestones.

Loving My Kitty

My daughter is one who loves her kitty - and I know she isn't alone in that!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Meljens Designs - Loving You
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-247-loving-you.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Love is in the Air
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-84-love-is-in-air.html
Glitter n Sparkles - Gems and Glitter
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-124.html

I used a paper from a paper pad called "Romantica" by Rosie's Studio.  I embellished the paper by adding some rhinestones to the "tag" and some glitter to the flowers.  The image is from Meljens Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a heart embellishment - and couldn't resist filling the centre with Stickles!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Heartfelt Christmas Wishes

I had an image printed out for a challenge but didn't get it completed in time so decided I would use it now - with a bit of a twist.  February is a month where hearts are everywhere so I decided to add a heart embellishment to this Christmas card.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Use bow and die
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-133-use-bow-and-die-cut.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Gems and Glitter
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-124.html
CHNC - Hearts
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/chnc-challenge-216-love-andor-hearts.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Holiday + Gold/Yellow
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/02/its-challenge-time_17.html
Fitztown - Have  A Heart
http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/february-68-have-heart.html

I have used a gold foil paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fitztown and has been coloured with copic markers with the addition of some Stickles.  I added a corner pattern using some yellow gems.  The heart is a die-cut from Marianne's Designs.  I also tied a bow using some copper coloured organza ribbon.  The die I used on the image is from Spellbinders.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Scribbles Designs - Clean and Simple

I am a couple of days late in posting - but there is still plenty of time to join in with the challenge.  The theme at Scribbles Designs this week is Clean and Simple.  I love Clean and Simple so I enjoyed creating this card for inspiration using Tea and Tea Cup and Words 3 from Scribbles Designs.



I used a paper from Rosie's Studio that matched the spots on the tea cup (and then coloured the tea cup to match!).  Matting is cardstock from Rosie's studio.  I also added three pearls.

Incy Wincy Designs - White on White with a TOUCH of Colour

I'm late with my post this week but you still have time to join in with the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.  Our theme is White on White with just a touch of colour.   I have used an image called Swirly Bird from Milk Coffee.




I have used a cut and emboss folder from Marianne Designs for the background.  The image has a touch of yellow on the leaves.  I also backed the cut out piece with some yellow glitter cardstock.  I added some white fancy ribbon and some white pearls as accents.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

12 Months of Christmas - Challenge 2 - midway

Wow - we are already half way through the second month of the year!  That means it is time for a reminder post for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas which you can find here,  The optional theme for this months challenge is "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus".

I have used an image called Ooh La La  from this month's sponsor Ikes Art.along with papers from two of this months featured paper sets.



I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/ag-no-20.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - February
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/crafterhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Christmas Trees

Back to Christmas Cards - again!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lia Stampz - Colour Palette
http://liastampz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-82-color-scheme.html
Sentimental Sundays - Seeing Red - A little or a lot (a little in the berries)
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-245-seeing-red-little-or-lot.html
CRAFT Challenge - Traditional Chrismas Colours
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/challenge-298-12th-of-february.html

I have used a background paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image is from Lia Stampz and I have used copic markers matching the colour palette for colouring.  I matted with some cardstock from Rosie's Studio to match the bottom colour in the palette.  I also used some mesh ribbon and some pearls to match two of the other colours in the palette.



Friday, 13 February 2015

Hearts

I couldn't find my digital camera so I borrowed my son's one.  I'm not really happy with how this card has photographed - I'm not sure whether it is the camera or the operator at fault (probably the operator as I'm not familiar with his camera!!)


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Have A Heart
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/have-heart-challenge.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Valentine cards
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-250-valentine-cards-282015.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Hearts or Hugs
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-123.html
Digi Sketch - For The Girls + Sketch
http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/for-girls.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-248-always-anything-goes.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Have A Heart
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-95-have-heart.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/ag-no-20.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Love is in the Air
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-84-love-is-in-air.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad called "The Romantic Garden" by Meg's Garden.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment using letter beads and some clear heart shaped rhinestones.

I followed the sketch at Digi Sketch for the layout, changing the oval for the image to a vertical rectangle.  I also rotated the sketch.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

White on White with a touch of peach

I don't usually enjoy white on white but I actually did enjoy putting this one together.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/dtbst-267-anything-goes.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - No Pink, No Red
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-29-no-pink-and-no-red.html
The Corrosive Challenge - White on white with a touch of colour
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-217-splash-of-color.html
CHNC _ Decorate a corner or more (one)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/chnc-challenge-215-decorate-corner.html
Completely Christmas - Add One Snowflake
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/7-february-challenge-49-atg-with-twist.html

I have used a glitter cardstock from American Crafts as the background.  I embossed some white cardstcok using a snowflake embossing folder.  The image is Queen Elsa from Sassy Studio Designs.  I added some peach to her lips and hair plus used skin tone - otherwise she is all white.  I used some Stickles to added a bit of glamour to her dress.  The die I have used for the image is from Marianne's Designs.  I also used a die from a magazine to cut a snowflake from the glitter cardstock and added some pearls to the holes in the die-cut and to the centre of the snowflake.

Colourful Christmas Tree

I'm gradually joining back in with challenges after all the internet issues (and then the digital camera issues!).  I'm glad I was able to do this one as I love working with sketches:





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Meljens Designs - Sketch
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-246-sketch.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for Colourful
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/c-is-for-colourful.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/ag-no-20.html
CHNC - Decorate a corner or more (two)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/chnc-challenge-215-decorate-corner.html
Sentimental Sundays - Seeing Red
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-245-seeing-red-little-or-lot.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Meljens Designs Studio and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut two smaller ovals from glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I added some faux stitching using a red alcohol marker from Reno Art and also added some blue and yellow adhesive stars.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tainted Love

I always like to try and create with any freebies that I receive related to challenges.  This one was a bit touch and go as to whether I would complete it in time!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind Challenge - Tainted Love
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Sentimental Sundays - Seeing Red
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-245-seeing-red-little-or-lot.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft along with a tag from the back of the paper pad.  The image is the freebie image from The East Wind newsletter for February.  I matted with red cardstock from Rosie's Studio and added some bling in red and pink.

Elephant Love

After having internet issues and then issues with the digital camera, I have finally managed to start joining in on challenges again.  Yay!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/ssw2-sketch-43-and-day-for-daisies.html
A Day For Daisies - Valentines
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/take-two-fairy-flowers-love-you.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (pink + heart)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/pinspirational-challenge-133.html

The background paper is from Rosies Studio as is the matting cardstock.  The two centre panels are from a Valentines themed paper pad.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and is coloured with copic markers.  I added three hearts of different sizes as embellishments.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

I just can't stop thinking about you

I wasn't sure whether I would manage to complete this card - time has been a bit against me lately.  I'm pleased that I did manage to complete it as it gives me a feeling of starting to get on top of things!



I would like to enter the card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch #096
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/02/02/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-96/
From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/02/04/free-stamp-of-the-month-february-2015/

I have used a paper from a paper pad called "The Romantic Garden" by Meg's Garden.  The image and sentiment are from From The Heart Stamps.  I coloured with copic markers and then added some faux stitching with a watercolour pencil.  I also used some lace from Sullivans and crafted a flower using a Marianne's die and some pink scrap paper.

Here is the inspiration:

Christmas Stocking in Pink and Red

I'm back to Christmas cards again!  This time with a pink and red colour scheme:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Pink and Red
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/eureka-stamps-challenge-124-pink-red.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/challenge-247-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from  Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers RV06, RV02, RV13, RV10, E04, E02.  I also added some Stickles to the trim on the stocking.  I added some satin ribbon from American Crafts and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Music Practice

My daughter has played the flute for many years so i was drawn to this image:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Lots of Layers
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-188-layers-and-lots-of-them.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - February
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/crafterhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio which I layered together with some gold paper.  I added some gold pearls also from Rosie's Studio.  The black notes have been cut from felt using a Memory Box die.  Colouring of the image from The Paper Shelter is with copic markers.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Tic Tac Toe at Incy Wincy Designs

This week's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs features a Tic Tac Toe board.  You can see the details of the challenge and the Tic Tac Toe board here.

I have created a card using Designated Driver from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps.  I used all three papers, the image and one of the sentiments.  My Tic Tac Toe line is brads + 3 or more papers + ribbon.


As well as the Stitchy Bear products, I have used some bronze coloured metallic cardstock for matting, some sheer ribbon and some metal brads.

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pennys-challenge-212.html





Summertime Santa

The start of another month means the start of another challenge at CHNC challenge Extra.

We are in the middle of a hot humid period of summer at the moment so I was inspired to create a Christmas card with more of a summery feeling.  Here in New Zealand, we celebrate Christmas in summer so this image is very appropriate.



I have used Tropical Santa - Tubing from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured him with copic markers.  The paper is from a Christmas paper pad.  I added some wide mesh ribbon, a snowflake cut from glitter cardstock using a Spellbinders die, some star shaped metal brads, a blue rhinestone and some pearls.

I would also like to add my card to these challenges:
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pennys-challenge-212.html

Winter Wonderland

Wow - where did January go!  We are now mid-way through the Winter Wonderland challenge at Scribbles Designs, so it is time for some more inspiration for you:



You can find more mid-way inspiration here

I have used a lightly patterned paper with an embossed feature on the lower part that sort of reminded me of snowflakes.  The image that I have used is from Scribbles Designs and is called Snow Capped Topiary.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I added a few snowflakes cut from glitter cardstock using a Spellbinders die and some bling to represent some smaller falling snowflakes.

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/pennys-challenge-212.html

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Hearts

A traditionally coloured Valentines card this time.  I'm gradually getting back on top of everything after two weeks of no internet at home.  Hopefully I'll be able to join in a few more challenges this week!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Hearts
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-125-hearts.html
Love To Create - Lace + Pearls + Valentine colours
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/challenge-151-lace-or-ribbon-pearl-or.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Recollections called "Valentine".  The image is from Eureka Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some lace from Sullivans and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.  I have matted with red cardstock.