Saturday, 31 October 2015

Merry Christmas at CHNC Extra

Less than two months to go to Christmas!  Have a look at the Christmas Inspiration at CHNC Extra for November and then join in with your Christmas makes.




I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called  Ava and Deacon Merry Christmas Sign.  The image is coloured with copic markers and then the candy cane highlighted with Glossy Accents.  The tree paper is from one of this year's Rosie's Studio Christmas paper pads.  The other paper is from one of last year's Christmas paper pads by Kaisercraft.  I added some Merry Christmas grosgrain ribbon from Francheville.  I also added some embellishments to spell 25th. 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 316
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-316.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/ag-no-57.html
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/anything-goes-as-long-as-its-christmas.html

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

It's time for the first of the November Anything Goes Challenges at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  This challenge we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, Ching-Chou Kuik and Fresh Brewed Designs.





I was able to create with Holly Angel from Ching-Chou Kuik and decided I would add another page to my 2016 calendar.  I'm now up to May so I still have a bit to do yet.

I have used a paper and some embellishments from Michele R Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some lace and ribbons around the edges.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-285-always-anything-goes.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/ag-no-57.html

Friday, 30 October 2015

Treat for Halloween

No tricks - just a treat!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Halloween
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/friday-coloring-challenge-october-30th-through-november-5th
A Day for Daisies - Make it a Treat
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/adfd-showcase-take-two-pumpkin-heads.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (orange and black)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/pinspirational-challenge-152.html

I have sprayed a card blank with Dylusions Ink.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and is coloured with copic markers YR07, YR04, YR02, 100.  I added Glossy Accents and Stickles to the cupcake.  I matted with black cardstock and also used some black mesh ribbon and some black pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Girl with Pumpkins

I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with this image - and then very nearly ran out of time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - October
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-october-1st-2015
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Colour Palette
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-236-autumn-splendor.html

I used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from Gerda Steiner and is coloured with copic markers to match the colour palette at The Corrosive Challenge.  I added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker.  I also used some ric-rac ribbon and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.


Scary - Arrgh!

With a carefully placed ribbon and sentiment I was able to combine a Halloween and pirate sentiment!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Miss Rach - Halloween By The Sea
http://bymissrach.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/blog-challenge-theme-halloween-by-sea.html

I have used a nautical paper from a paper pad called "Sandy Toes' by Kaisercraft.   I added some pirate themed satin ribbon.  The image is from Miss Rach and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from My Grafico .  Matting is pink cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I also used three black brads from a Halloween embellishment pack.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Lace and Pearls

When I thought of Lace and Pearls, I thought vintage.  Then managed to find the perfect paper and die-cuts along with a great image!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Kenny K - Lace and Pearls
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-205-lace-and-pearls.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-8.html

I have used a paper and a tag die-cut from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some apricot lace from Sullivans which I further embellished with some light pink pearls.  The image is from Kenny K and coloured with copic markers E00, E53, E51, YR02, YR00, R22, R20.  I also added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Worn Lipstick, some bakers twine to the tag and some more light pink pearls.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sweet Treats

I used my favourite Marianne's Die for this one - worked perfectly with the image.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Sweet Treats
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/freshly-brewed-challenge-october-21-27.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl with flared skirt)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/pinspirational-challenge-152.html

I have used a paper, border and sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I matted with some aqua paper from a scrap paper pack.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I coloured some ribbon flowers with copic marker YR07 and added these along with some Liquid Pearls to the card.

Kitty Asleep

Considering how tired I feel at the moment it is probably what I should be doing too!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/ssw2-72-digistamp-boutique.html

The papers are from my scrapbook stash.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and coloured with copic markers. Matting is paper from a scrap paper pack.  Also added a large flower (last one left in the packet!) and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Here is the sketch:


 
 
 

Orange and Black Halloween

I've used another one of the serviettes from the two packets that I bought. 


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Trick or Treat
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-224-trick-or-treat.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (orange and black)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/pinspirational-challenge-152.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Anything For Halloween
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-287-anything-for-halloween.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Halloween
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-102-halloween.html

I covered the base of the card with a Halloween themed serviette using Mod Podge.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with black cardstock.  I added three pumpkin shaped confetti as embellishments.

Little Bookworm

A card that will be suitable as a Thank You to one of my son's teachers.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - Ribbons and/or Flourishes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-42-ribbons-andor-flourishes.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-43.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  This one reminded me of the refill pads used in classrooms.  I die-cut a flourish using some paper from a scrap paper pack and a Memory Box die called "Gwyneth Flourish".  The image is from All Dressed Up and has been coloured with copic markers.  I fussy cut the image so that the flourish wasn't overshadowed.  I added a Thank You sentiment which I coloured with copic marker V17 and some Liquid Pearls

Wistful Fairy

I really enjoyed glamming up this image!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - Ribbons and/or Flourishes (ribbons)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-42-ribbons-andor-flourishes.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-october-21


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft which I glammed up a bit by adding Stickles to the flowers.  I added some patterned ribbon across the centre and some ric-rac ribbon top and bottom.  The image is from The Stamping Boutique and is coloured with copic markers.  I added Stickles to the wings.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Mistletoe Kitty

I'm cutting this one a bit fine this month - it has been one of those months.  There are still two days left to run on the challenge, so if like me you have entered yet you still have some time left!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Imagine That - Digi of the Month
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/october-dotm-challenge-is-here.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Colour Palette
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-236-autumn-splendor.html

I have used some Christmas paper and a circle sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I was pleased that I could find something to match the autumn colour palette at The Corrosive Challenge.  I also used a starry grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts that had one of the colours from the colour palette.  The image and sentiment are both from Imagine That as part of the Digi of the Month set.  I coloured using copic markers and then added some Stickles to the kitty's hat.

Birthday Balloon Buddy

He looks a bit worried that his balloon is going to get away on him!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out - White + one colour (pink)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/10/challenge-time.html
Where the HeART is - Use stencil
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-2.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - 1 or more balloons (CAS)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/cas-october-25-2015
Cupcake Inspirations - Stars
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-333.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-250.html

I have used a white card blank and partially stencilled it with a star stencil from Memory Box using Distress Ink- Spun Sugar.  I only worked across the diagonal as I didn't want the whole background covered.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers in pink shades.  I also used a Distress Marker (Worn Lipstick) to add some faux stitching.  The matting is some pink pearlised paper from my stash.

Pretty in Purple

This card is inspired by the colours and flowers in the inspiration picture at The Outlawz Tuesday challenge.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Picture Inspiration
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-20th-october-2015
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/ag-no-56.html


I have used a paper from Nitwit Collections for the background.  I added a doily under the image from Nicecrane Designs.  I coloured both the image and the white ribbon flowers with copic markers BV02, BV000, E00, YG67.  I also used some purple mesh ribbon and some Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls.

Sketch Time - October 26

It is time for another challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week, we have a sketch for you.  We are sponsored by Sami Stamps and Digital Delights.  To have a look at the sketch - and the inspiration from the DT, head on over to this weeks challenge.






For my first card, I have used "Sunny Spot" from Sami Stamps




I also used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I added some satin ribbon and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-169-anything-goes.html

For my second card, I have used "Zelda Pumpkinlicious" from Digital Delights


I have also used a couple of different papers.  I coloured with copic markers.  I added two black brads.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish - Halloween
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-287-anything-for-halloween.html

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Merry Christmas

Almost traditional colours here - red and aqua (not quite green!)

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 123 + Twist (stitching)
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/10/19/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-123/
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/ag-no-56.html

I have used a paper from one of this year's Christmas paper pads by Rosie's Studio.  I added some red glitter tape and some Christmas washi tape.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and is coloured with copic markers R17, BG13 and G000.  I added some red faux stitching with a Distress Marker - Festive Berries and matted with some glitter cardstock from American Crafts.

Here is the sketch and twist:

Halloween Kitty 2

This is the second card I have made today using a Halloween themed serviette as a background.  I have had a real struggle trying to find papers that work for Halloween cards but my daughter found two different packs of Halloween themed serviettes for me.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Halloween
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/eureka-stamps-challenge-163-halloween.html
QKR Stampede - Halloween
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-162-halloween.html

  
This time I used a black card blank and added the serviette (using Mod Podge) over the top.  I added some black organza ribbon and some spiders through the spider web.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers.  I matted using black cardstock.

Halloween Kitty

I love kitties so just had to make a few Halloween cards with kitties on them!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Halloween
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/eureka-stamps-challenge-163-halloween.html
QKR Stampede - Halloween
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-162-halloween.html

I used a red card blank and covered it with a Halloween themed serviette using Mod Podge.  I added some Halloween looking black webbed ribbon.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers YR07, YR04 and YG67.  I also added three black brads from a Halloween embellishment pack.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Kitty Witch

Kitty Witch is hiding behind the pumpkin!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-159.html

I used a black card blank for this card so that it darkened the colour of the serviette.  I applied the serviette to the card blank using Mod Podge.  The image is from Sami Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut using a Spellbinders die.  I also added some pumpkin, bat and spider shaped confetti.

Black white and green....

For Halloween!   Couldn't resist that rhyming!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-159.html
The East Wind - Halloween
http://www.theeastwind.com/
CRAFT Challenge - Black and White plus one colour (lime green)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-334-22nd-of-october-black.html

I have used a black and white letter paper for the background.  The image is from The East Wind and coloured with copic markers.  I also used some lime green mesh ribbon and a brad from a Halloween embellishment pack.  I matted with black cardstock.

Thank You

I might just about have enough Thank You cards by 3rd November which is my son's last day at school.  Next year he is off to University.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - October BINGO (Button + Pearls + Bugaboo Image)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/october-bingo-challenge.html
CRAFT Challenge - Black and White + 1 colour (green)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-334-22nd-of-october-black.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers in shades of green.  I added a green butterfly shaped button and two pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Autumn

or Fall as it is called in America.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - October BINGO (Border + Ribbon + Fall Theme)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/october-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-316.html


I have used some autumn themed papers from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  I used some green pearlised paper for matting and the border.  The punch I used on the border is from Martha Stewart.  I had a bit of difficulty with the punch as my eyesight is not as good as it used to be!  I think I will have to pick my time of the day to punch borders and then make sure I'm close to the window for natural light.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some autumn leaves punched using a Memory Box die and an autumn leaf shaped brad.

Blue for Halloween

I followed a non-Halloween colour palette for this card!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Colour Palette
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-332.html
Delicious Doodles - Halloween without purple or orange.
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/october-2015-halloween-alternative.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-159.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some organza ribbon and a glitter brad.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes.

Three pumpkins

and more in the background!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - More than 2 pumpkins
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-286-more-than-two-pumpkins-on_18.html
Feeling Sketchy - World Cardmaking Day
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/world-card-making-special-challenge.html


I have used a paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Deedee's Digis and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls which I coloured with copic marker YR07.  Matting is orange pearlised paper.

Orange and Black

... and not Halloween either!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - October BINGO (Orange and Black + 3 Layers + 3D Object)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/october-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-316.html

I have used some orange paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some orange mesh ribbon and some black satin ribbon.  I then added some narrow orange ribbon from American Crafts and some black pearls from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers E00, YR07, YR04, 100, C7.  I matted with black cardstock.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Teddy Christmas

I remember receiving a teddy bear for Christmas when I was younger - I think the teddy bear was bigger than I was at the time!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - For/include a child
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/chnc-challenge-251-for-child-or-include.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-284-always-anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-250.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and is coloured with copic markers to match the paper.  I added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Peacock Feathers.  The reindeer patterned grosgrain ribbon is from Francheville.  I also used a die-cut scallop circle from a paper pad by Kaisercraft, a candy cane embellishment, and some red buttons from my stash.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Pirate Pup

I have had one of those weeks when there hasn't been enough time to get things done.   But I'm pleased that I did manage to get this card created.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Miss Rach - Pirate Party
http://bymissrach.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/blog-challenge-theme-pirate-party.html
CRAFT Challenge - Black + White + One colour (gold)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-334-22nd-of-october-black.html

I have used a black white and gold paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Miss Rach and has been coloured with copic markers 100 and Y28.  I left the bag white.  I added some pirate themed ribbon that my daughter bought me for my birthday last year and I hadn't as yet managed to use.  I also added some black pearls from Rosie's Studio and a black brad.

Boobie Love

Is the name of this wonderful image.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch #102
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/sketch-102.html


I have used some scrapbooking papers from my stash for the background.  The image is Boobie Love from Saturated Canary.  I coloured her with copic markers YG03, E00, E43, E41, R22, R20, R59, E08.  I matted with some pink paper.  I added a flower embellished with a pink pearl from Rosie's Studio as well as adding some crochet flowers (bought ones because I can't crochet!).

Merry Christmas

I have gone with non-traditional colours for this card - to match the shaving cream background.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Make own background
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-161-make-your.html
CHNC - For A Child
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/chnc-challenge-251-for-child-or-include.html

I have used the shaving cream technique with Distress Ink refills to create the background.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic makrers.  I used brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio for the matting.  I also added some holly leaves from a Memory Box die and three berries using Liquid Pearls - Hot Cocoa.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Not a Scary Halloween

Not with flowers on the card!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Tic Tac Toe (flowers + pumpkin + ribbon)
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/tic-tac-toe-dtbst-303.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-8.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - More than 2 pumpkins
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-286-more-than-two-pumpkins-on_18.html


I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some purple cardstock.  I also used some lime green grosgrain ribbon, some white ribbon flowers which I coloured with copic markers YR07, V17 and YG03.  I also added some pumpkin shaped confetti and a sentiment embellishment.

Christmas Owl

A bit more traditional this time - and CAS as while.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-333-15th-of-october-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas with ribbon
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/christmas-with-ribbon.html

I have used a Christmas paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio (one of the 2015 paper pads).  I added some satin ribbon from American Crafts and some rhinestones with small pearls.  The image is from Pink Gem Designs and is coloured with copic makres.  I added some Stickles to the snow and hat trim and die-cut using a Spellbinders die

Christmas in Halloween Colours

Orange, purple and lime - for Christmas!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-333-15th-of-october-christmas.html
One Stitch At A Time - Halloween Colours
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-248.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas with ribbon
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/christmas-with-ribbon.html

I have used an orange patterned paper from a paper pad.  I added some lime grosgrain ribbon on an angle.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the image as well.  The faux stitching has been done with an orange Reno Art Marker and a Dusty Conchord Distress Marker.  I have also added some purple glitter domes.

Pink Christmas

This one is really non-traditional!  Not only the colours - but the summer background with a winter image!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-333-15th-of-october-christmas.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-ala-mode-non-traditional-christmas-10-17-10-23
Winter Wonderland - Christmas with ribbon
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/christmas-with-ribbon.html

I have used a background paper and sentiment from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I have a feeling that they are from a Southern Hemisphere country - hence the summer roses!   I added some pink grosgrain ribbon through the centr of the card.  The image is from Teri Sherman and is coloured with copic markers.  I then added some Stickles over the snow.  I matted using gold glitter cardstock from American Crafts.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Fun with Friends at Incy Wincy Designs

This week our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is Fun With Friends.  The sponsors for this challenge are Craft Classes Online and A Random Fan.

I have used an image called Travel Bug from A Random Fan.




The background paper is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  I also added some "tickets" die cut with a Couture Creations die and then embellished with pearls and letter stickers.  The Eiffel Tower die is also from Couture Creations.  I also added a domed sticker.

Resilience Midway

It is time for the midway post at Path of Positivity.  This month our focus is on Resilience.  Our lovely sponsors are Ike's Art and The Stamping Boutique.


I have used an image from The Stamping Boutique called Daffodil.




I have used a daffodil themed paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The sentiment is from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I coloured with copic markers.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Fruity Fun

Harvest time in the Northern Hemisphere - but not here as we are Springtime.  However, seeing all the pictures of produce made me think of apples freshly picked from the tree!  How, I look forward to those.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Favourite Colour (Yellow)
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-49-your-favourite-colour.html
Digitally Sweet - Feeling Fruity
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/october-challenge-143.html

The paper is from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I then die-cut using a Marianne's die.  I also used some yellow lace from Rosie's Studio and a string of pearls and gems.. 

Spider mug

I have combined several challenges together for this card!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/ag-no-55.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Spiders
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/freshly-brewed-challenges-october-14-20.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-and-fresh.html
PINspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration (coffee mug)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/pinspirational-challenge-151.html
Brown Sugar - Purple and Green
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/challenge-168-purple-green.html

I have used a spider patterned serviette which I inked with Distress Ink to create the background paper.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents over the spider on the coffee mug.  I also used some purple cardstock from Rosie's Studio for the matting, some pearls from Rosie's Studio and some ribbon from American Crafts,

Cornucopia

I have followed the CAS sketch at From The Heart Stamps for this card.  It also gave me the opportunity to use up some paper scraps!


I would like to enter my card into these challenge:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 122  + Paper Strips
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/10/12/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-122/
From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/10/02/free-stamp-of-the-month-october-2015/


I have used a white card blank along with some paper strips from my offcuts box.  I coloured with copic markers.


Here is the sketch (and twist) that I followed:

Guest Designer at The Outlawz

This post is a bit late - but you still have time to play in this week's challenge at The Outlawz Thursday.  This week there is a Tic Tac Toe board for inspiration.



I have used the right hand column - twine + patterned papers + dry embossing

The image I used is Air Balloons  from Stitchy Bear Stamps.



I also used an embossing folder to emboss the "Thank You" .  I have used two patterned papers and some yellow and white bakers twine.  I coloured the image with copic markers.