Friday, 29 January 2016

My baby is moving out

My youngest child is moving out this weekend - he has grown up so fast.  He is off to University in another city so I'm helping him move.  I'm going to be off the internet till next Wednesday (unless I can get to a library that has internet) so the blog may well go quiet!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Love is in the Air
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-177-love-is-in.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-11.html

I have used a background paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Angelina Fibres, a  puffy heart and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

In the country

There is something relaxing about the country - even looking at an image relaxes me.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/january-challenge.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/a-new-sponsor-beccys-place.html

I have used a couple of scrapbooking papers layered with some red cardstock.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some twine and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Golden Butterfly Girl

This card actually looks better in real life than it does in the photograph for some reason.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Use something new
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-11.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (yellow and lettering)
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-11.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-118.html

I have used an antique looking paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.   I added some yellow lace and some gold  ribbon.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and has been die-cut with one of my "new" items - a Tim Holtz Alteratios die.  The other new item is the stickers spelling the sentiment.  I also used some Gelatos around the edge of the diecut and three gold pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Distressed Sewing

I combined three challenges all sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps - and this is the end result:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CCC Digi Creations - Use die-cuts (bobbin and thread)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-41-use-die-cuts.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-118.html
One Stitch At A Time - Tic Tac Toe (Pearls + Lace + Distress)
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-254.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Needle and Thread".  I added some lace from Sullivans and some gingham ribbon over the top.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and I added a row of brown pearls to the sewing table.  I matted with some scrap paper from a scrap paper pack which I tore to give a distressed look.  I also slightly distressed the edges of the image.  I die-cut a bobbin and thread using a die from Couture Creations and some black cardstock. 

I'm feeling Blue

For some reason I love creating cards in monochromatic blue - as I result I never seem to have enough blue coloured papers!  I would really love to find a paper pad that is completely blues.  For this one I had to used a more green toned paper.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - I'm feeling blue
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-175-im-feeling.html
Where the Heart Is - Anything Goes
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-5.html
CHNC - Patterned Paper - January Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

I have used a blue card blank this time. The paper is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers G14, G21, B05, B02.   I added some pearls to the centres of the larger flowers.  I die-cut using a die from Spellbinders and then coloured the edge using a blue gelato.  I also added a blue polka dot bow.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Stitchy Baby

I found I had a baby themed paper with a patchwork effect on it which was perfect for a stitched theme - particularly when teamed with this die!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday - Baby/Toddler
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-january-21-27-2016-optional-twist
A Day For Daisies - Stitch It Up
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/adfd-showcase-cozy-day-challenge-139.html

The paper and the tag embellishment are from a baby themed paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a pearl to the tag embellishment.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers.  I used a die from Memory Box to cut the image.

Kittens in flowers

I have had this image for a little while and not got around to creating with it.  I wanted to make a softer card with it:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper - Cats and/or Children
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-261.html
Imagine That - Link Up
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/customer-gallery.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I layered over two different colours of Angelina Fibres.  The image is from Imagine That and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pre-coloured ribbon roses and some white pearls.

Non-traditional Christmas

Another set of unusual colours for Christmas!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-347-21st-of-january-christmas.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Pink, Green, Blue, Yellow
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-300-pink-green-yellow-and.html

I have used a paper and toppers from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.   The image is from Oddball Art and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added a tree topper embellishment.

Monday, 25 January 2016

On Holiday

Not me - the girl in the image.   Although, I will be going away for a few days soon so the blog might go quiet for a little while unless I can sort some internet.  It won't be much of a holiday though as I'm going to have specific things that have to be done!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Black and White and one colour (blue)
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/AG-NO-69.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-12.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-296-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a black and white paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft for the background.  I added some web ribbon that I found recently in a new "Dollar Store" type shop that opened about a month ago just down the road from me!  The image is from The East Wind and is coloured with copic markers E00, 100, B05, B02, B000, B93.  I used some blue paper from a scrap paper pack for the matting.  The dies used on the image and matting are from Spellbinders.  I also added a white ribbon flower and a couple of white pearls.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Floral delight

I wanted to add the twist on the challenge at From The Heart Stamps, so I have used a floral paper, image and washi tape - and then added a skeleton leaf.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/01/18/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-135/
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-295-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad by American Crafts.  I added some Stickles to the flowers on the paper.  I added two strips of washi tape from Sugar and Spice Studio and a skeleton leaf.  Over the top of the washi tape and leaf, I added the image from From The Heart Stamps.  I coloured the image with copic markers, added some Stickes and then die-cut with a die from Spellbindersl 

And here is the sketch and the twist:

Green Ferns

A very New Zealand themed card this time.  I used some paper from my stash that is of New Zealand ferns.  The image works perfectly with this paper.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-295-always-anything-goes.html
Eureka Stamps - Pile It On
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-176-pile-it-on.html

I used the following items from my stash:
Background paper - Strips of scrapbook paper that I bought about 5 years ago!
Green embossed paper from a scrap paper pack
Peelcraft Stickers

The image is from Eureka Stamps and is coloured with copic markers E00, YG09, YG06, YG03, YG00.  I used the green embossed paper for matting the image and also fussy cut one of the embossed flowers to use as an embellishment (I added the pearl to it). 

Waiting For Santa

I'm already making a start on my christmas cards for this year - never to early to get started!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sami Stamps - Add a little sparkle
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/new-release-fuzzy-cup-friends-and-sami.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Say it with Music (Waiting for Santa - from Barney)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-172.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-295-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  I added some lime green christmas glitter ribbon across the card.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles here and there and then matted with some glitter cardstock from DCWV. 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Seven

Time to use the Friday Freebie image along with following a recipe:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Seven
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/day-7-bugaboos-birthday-bash-freebie.html

I used papers from a safari paper pad by DCWV (I used some other papers from the same pad earlier in the week).  I covered the join with a Peelcraft border sticker.  The image is the Friday Freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps which has been coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut the image and matting using dies from Spellbinders.  I also added three pieces of bling to the corner of the card.


I must say with the week that I've had, I am so thrilled to have actually managed to complete every challenge this week. 

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Six

Day Six is a photo inspiration - I was inspired by the cake!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Six
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/day-6-of-bugsboos-6th-birthday-bash.html

This time I have used a paper, image and sentiment all from Bugaboo Stamps!  I took inspiration from the paper for the colours for the image.  And this sentiment was perfect for this image and paper.  I coloured with copic markers and then added some Kindy Glitz.  I also added some faux stitching to the image and sentiment using a Distress Marker.

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Five

Now Day Five was probably the most difficult one for me - but I still managed to complete it!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Five
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/day-5-bugaboo-birthday-bash-humor-me.html

I have used two different papers to create a bit of a scene.  I felt the red one (which is actually from a Christmas paper pad!) looked like a brick wall.  I then I went with a random sky/tree looking paper for the top.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Although they don't "belong" together, I thought they work well together anyway!

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Four

Day Four is a BINGO challenge - I chose to work with Kraft Cardstock + Easel Card + Buttons



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Four (BINGO)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/day-4-bugaboo-birthday-bash-new-release.html

I have used some kraft cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured with copic markers and added some Glossy Accents and Stickles to the image.  I added three blue buttons alongside the image.  I used a row of bling for the easel stopper. 

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Three

The third day we were given a colour palette to follow - and here is my card following those colours:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Three
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/day-3-bugaboos-6th-birthday-bash-color.html

I have used an embossed paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  I added a piece of satin ribbon across the card (more from my bargain purchase early in 2015).  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps and die-cut with dies from a set by Spellbinders.  I also used some glitter domes.

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Two

Here is the second card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day Two (Sketch)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/day-2-6th-birthday-bash.html

I have used a wood patterned paper for the background of the card.  I added strips of animal print washi tape at an angle.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  I have coloured both image and sentiment with copic markers.  I know I used R02 and R05 but not sure of the browns that I used.  I matted with some light brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day One

I am finally managing to post my cards for the Birthday Bash at Bugaboo.  It has been a week of not the best of health for me so cards have been worked on in patches when I have felt up to it.  I've felt better the past two days so have managed to complete and photograph all the cards!  Yay me!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash - Day One (Wild Thing You Make My Heart Sing)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/6th-birthday-celebration-saturday-wild.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Animals
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-299-animals-1172016.html

I have used two different papers from a safari themed paper pad by DCWV.   I covered the join with a piece of grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the balloon to give it some shine.  I matted with some brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Red and Black

It is time for our second challenge of the year at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we have a Tic Tac Toe board for you.  We are sponsored this week by:







Red and Black is the colour of the region I grew up in.  My son is due to move down there for University study so I think that colour combination is on my mind!


I layered black and red cardstock behind the image.  I added some black pearls in the corners of the red layer and some red ribbon roses in the corner of the image.





Cute Cat

After having a few days of not good health - and consequently missing the deadlines of a few challenges I normally do, I am feeling a bit better today and really wanting to craft something.  Not much time left on one of these challenges - but I think I'll make it in time!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Lots of Layers
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-174-lots-of.html
CHNC - Cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/chnc-challenge-264-cute-or-anything-goes.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Animals
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-299-animals-1172016.html

I have a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio for the background.  I think some of the other papers (which are offcuts) may also be from Sugar and Spice Studio paper pads.  I matted with some red cardstock.  Dies used for die cutting all come from Spellbinders.  I also added a tree embellishment to the pennant.

The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers E35, E31, R46, YG06, R20. 

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Shades of Blue

I think I have managed to include quite a few shades of blue in this one!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Shades of Blue
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-231-shades-of-blue.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Monochrome
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-117-monochrome.html


I have used a blue patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I inked around the edges using a Distress ink.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and coloured with copic markers before glittering with Stickles - Diamond.  I matted with some blue paper from a scrap paper pack.  From time to time one of our local shops sells these scrap packs that have a mixture of offcuts - some as big as A4 - some patterned and some plain.  I also used some velvet ribbon that was from a bargain buy about 12 months ago from Opera New Zealand - leftovers from costuming and props.  I got alot of ribbons and embellishments really cheap.  I really hope that they do that again!  I added some blue glitter domes to finish.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Prosperity at The Path of Positivity

We are now midway through the Prosperity challenge at The Path of Positivity.  This month, we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique/Glitterbabe and Limited Runs.

I have used an image from Glitterbabe called "Clipboard"




I also used a sentiment from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles and some background paper from Rosie's Studio.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  Embellishments used are pearls from Rosie's Studio,  a key die-cut from cardstock using a Memory Box die, dome sticker and embellishments from Amy Tangerine.

Two times New

I started off having a bit of a play on the word "New" - using an image pertinent to New Zealand.  Then I wasn't really sure whether that was going to fit the challenge at Ike's World - so I added a Happy New Year sentiment



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - New
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/ikesworld-challenges-54-new-beginnings_5.html


I have used a New Zealand themed background paper from Rosie's Studio.  Recently a whole range of Kiwiana embossing folders and dies were released in New Zealand - this is one of the embossing folders.  The image is from Ike's Art and the sentiment is a digital sentiment

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Speeding Snowman!

I hope he's not - but it looks like he is going quite fast!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/01/11/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-134/


I have used a striped paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I used some dotty washi tape across the image.


Here is the sketch and twist:

Have a Heart

It is time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog - and this month the theme is "Have A Heart".

For my card, I have used the image called Foxy - Love.


I have also used  a pink paper with small white hearts on it.  The image and the bright pink piece behind have been cut using a heart shaped die from Spellbinders.  I added some puffy hearts that I got in a Treasure Box that I bought just before Christmas.  I also added a domed sticker nd three pink ribbon roses.

Friday, 15 January 2016

12 Months of Christmas - Jan 15th

We are midway through the month - and midway through the sketch challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.   For the month of January we are sponsored by Ike's Art.

http://www.ikesart.com/#!__digital-art-stamps



I used an image from Ike's Art called Holly Fairy



And here is the sketch I followed:

 
 
 
It is not necessary to follow the sketch to join in the challenge - however, you must follow the sketch if you want to be eligible to win the prize this month.
 
I have used three papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - background, pennant and stars.  The sentiment is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I used black cardstock to mat the image and copic markers for the colouring.
 
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned Paper - January challenge
 

 


Thursday, 14 January 2016

Mid-month inspiration card for CHNC Extra

Where did the first half of this month go?  We are now midway through the first month of the year and although Christmas seems a way off yet it will be on us before we know it.  So, why not get started on your cards for this year and come and join us at CHNC Extra for January.

I have used a retired image from Bugaboo Stamps called Chubby Snowman Scarf - I didn't realise it was a retired image until I went to link it up to the image in the shop!  Sorry - this gorgeous image is no longer available.



I have used a snowflake patterned paper from a paper pad by Craft Smith.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then added some Stickles to ground the snowman.  I added some christmas ribbon from Francheville and two puffy snowflakes and a snowflake shaped brad.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/stella-says-sketch-happy-new-year.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-294-always-anything-goes.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Monochrome
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-117-monochrome.html




Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Calling to wish you Merry Christmas

This card didn't originally start out being a Christmas card - but somewhere along the way it turned into one.  It could have been inspired by the fact that I needed to ring parents for Christmas this year as I wasn't able to be with them!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Animals/Pets
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-january-7-13-2016-optional-twist-pets
CHNC - Use some red
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/chnc-challenge-263-red.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I added some candy cane themed washi tape across the bottom of the card.  I sprayed a white doily with Dylusions Ink and added this under the image.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some crystal stickers around the beaded ovals die-cut and also added a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Non-traditional Christmas


I think after finding I had about 6 copies of this image printed out in different sizes I am now down to one left.  This time I used a non-traditional colour scheme!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Recipe
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-345-7th-of-january-recipe.html
Sassy Studio Designs - Your Choice
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/your-choice-dtbst315.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Release the Glitter
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-55-release-glitter.html
Where The Heart Is - Anything Goes
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-5.html


I have used three papers from Trimgym along with some metallic paper.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with copic markers.  I added some glitter in the form of Stickles to the "bells" on her outfit and also to the ribbon on the gift.  I also added two glitter domes.

Beautiful in purple and green

I took my colour scheme for the image from this set of papers - and I'm pleased with the result.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Recipe
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-345-7th-of-january-recipe.html

I have used three papers from Trimgym for this card and matted them with some metallic paper.  The image is from Rick St Dennis and coloured with copic markers E00, V17, V15, G14, R22.  I also added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Dusty Concord.  I added a ribbon bow and two purple pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Christmas Angel

Just before Christmas I bought  a "Treasure Chest" from one of the stamping retailers.  Basically, it is a cardboard box filled with miscellaneous goodies at a fraction of the retail price.  Here is what I got in my box:

 

There was also a Spellbinders Labels die and an acrylic stamp which I forgot to include in the photograph!

And I used one of the tags and some of the twine in this card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Recipe
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-345-7th-of-january-recipe.html
Di's Digi's - New To You (tag and twine)
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/its-new-to-you-challenge.html
CHNC - Use red (a little or a lot)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/chnc-challenge-263-red.html

I used three papers from Trimgym for my card and matted with some red cardstock.  The image is from Di's Digis and coloured with copic markers before fussy cutting.  The tag and twine are from Craft Smith.  I also used some red satin ribbon and some red pearls from Rosie's Studio.

CRAFT Challenge Recipe:
1 ribbon (satin)
2 embellishments - tag + pearls
3 papers - all from Trimgym
1 image - from Di's Digis.

Kitty Fairy

This is such an adorable image of a kitty. 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/welcome-2016-ssw2-and-day-for-daisies.html
A Day For Daisies - Anything Goes
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/introducing-january-2016-club-kit.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Anything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html


I have used a couple of old scrapbooking papers - by old, I mean that they have been sitting in my stash for rather a long time!  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers with some Stickles added to the wings.  I also used some twine and




Here is the sketch that I followed:

Fun In The Sun

We are currently experiencing some warmer weather so I felt inspired to great a beachy themed card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Purple
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/new-year-and-new-challenge-fbd201601.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio.  The tags and sentiment are from paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I gave her a bit of lip gloss by adding Glossy Accents.  I matted with some purple cardstock and added three purple glitter domes.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Sparkly Christmas

I kept this card fairly CAS as I just couldn't resist adding Stickles to the background paper!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Favourite Christmas Colours (non-traditional)
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/12/challenge-75-your-favourite-christmas.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-53-anything-goes.html
ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/a-is-for-anything-goes.html

I love creating Christmas cards in non-traditional colours - and this year there has been more papers in non-traditional colours like this one from Craft Smith.  The image is from Deedee's Digis - a digi shop that has now unfortunately closed.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  I added some zig-zag patterned washi tape across the bottom of the card and three rhinestones.

Sparkly Butterfly

A bit of a CAS card - trying out some web ribbon that I found in a new store in town.  They had four colours of it - not black unfortunately as I would have like to have that.  The web ribbon I have bought in the past is of better quality than this one but I haven't been able to find it for some time.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours of Flag
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-5-january-2016


I have used a subtle patterned paper for the background.   The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and coloured with copic markers and then the butterfly glittered with Stickles.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

The chill of winter......

...is warmed by friendship.

Isn't that such a lovely sentiment?  Perfect for this image too.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Flags, Banners, Pennants
http://www.theeastwind.com/

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from The East Wind and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to ground the bear and the girl.  I die-cut some banners using a die from Tattered Lace and some offcut of patterned paper from a pad by Craft Smith.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment from Beccy's Place which I inked with Distsress Ink - Peacock Feathers.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio which I bought yesterday (discovered some new colours that I didn't have!).

Black and White and Brown

Usually if I make a card with black and white and one other colour I go for something bold.  This time I thought I would keep it a bit softer with brown as my colour:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/01/04/i-heart-card-sketches-with-a-twist-133/
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

I have used a black and white chevron paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I embossed a panel using an embossing folder.  I added two pennants cut from offcuts of patterned paper.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some black cardstock.

Here is the sketch and twist that I followed:

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy Birthday

I followed a sketch and used some bright colours for this birthday card;


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-january-6-2016
Eureka Stamps - Birthday Cards
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/eureka-stamps-challenge-174-birthday.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/2016/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-293-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a striped paper from a paper pad by MME.  I added some satin ribbon and some twine.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment also from Eureka Stamps and cut into a circle shape.  To finish I added some bright pink glitter domes.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Elegance in Flowers

I've created another CAS card - to keep the elegance.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Elegance
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/challenge-341.html


I have used a gold, black and white paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle and is coloured with copic markers - mainly in pastel shades.  I matted with some pearlescent cardstock.  I added two sizes of gold pearls from Rosie's Studio.