Sunday, 31 December 2017

White On White

I haven't made a white on white card for a while and I'm away from home and don't have as many of my white cardstock, embellishments, etc as I would like so I have created a more CAS card with what I do have:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sami Stamps - White on White
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/new-image-little-holly-unicorn-and-sami.html

I have used a white card blank.  I embossed some white cardstock with an embossing folder from Couture Creations.  The image is from Sami Stamps and coloured with some crystallina Kindy Glitz which looks white in the bottle but picks up other colours when photographed.  I also added some white grosgrain ribbon and some white pearls.

Blue and Purple Christmas

I started off creating 2 cards using this same image - one traditional and one non-traditional.  This is the only one that I managed to complete.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Non-Traditional Image
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/christmas-non-traditional-colours-or.html

I have used a glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls to the image and also to the card.

Butterflies

This is another challenge that I haven't managed to join in with for some time!  Finally have some time on my hands at the moment.



I would like to enter these challenges:
Create with TLC - December Challenge
http://desiref.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no16.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-32.html

I have used a serviette for the background.  The image is from Create with TLC.  I added some Kindy Glitz to the butterflies in the image.  Matting is beige cardstock.  I also added some butterfly stickers as embellishments.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

North Pole

Looks like the penguins are waiting at the North Pole for Santa's return!  Maybe he snuck past them when they weren't looking!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - North Pole
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/cic436-aliciabel.html
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/anything-christmas-goes.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Pink Gem Studios and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  Matting is red cardstock.  I also added some sparkly foam snowflake embellishments.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Christmas

I have had some me time over the past couple of days.  Managed to watch some movies on DVD that I have had for ages plus create a few cards for challenges that I haven't had the time to participate in for a while!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Holidays
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-143-anything-goes-optional.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts and some red gems.

Christmas Wishes

Another Christmas card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Di's Digi's - Holiday Gifts
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/holiday-gifts-challenge.html


I have used a paper and sentiment from Christmas paper pads by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Di's Digi Downloads and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Merry Christmas

It is fast approaching the end of 2017.  Which means that I need to get my Progressive Freebie challenge card uploaded!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - December
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-december-2017

The image for this month's challenge comes from Shell Becker.

I have also used a card blank and paper from a card kit by Dovecraft.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Gatefold Snowman

I'm a bit later uploading this card than I intended as I had to go out to buy some more Kindy Glitz.  It's not quite dry either but I needed to get this uploaded now!






I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Gatefold Card
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-for-the-week-of-december-16
QKR Stampede - Snowman
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-276-snowmen-or.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Snowman
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-360-our.html

I have used a blue card base for this one.  The paper is from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Merry Christmas

I have had a bit of time this morning to finish off and blog some cards that I started before Christmas!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-december-22-2017
Little Miss Muffet
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-179-anything-goes.html
CHNC - Use the word "Christmas"
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-365.html

I have used a christmas paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some christmas ribbon, some shiny star stickers and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

I'm sorry I checked twice.....

This sentiment is so perfect for this image!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Santa
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-275-santa.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a foam santa hat embellishment.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Santa Manatee

Being an aquatic family, this image really appeals to me! 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Christmas
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-274-christmas-or.html
CHNC - Glitter
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-364.html


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with a combination of copic markers, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some washi tape (also from Sugar and Spice Studio) and some puffy stickers.

Merry Christmas

With work winding down for Christmas, I have found a bit of time to create this week.  This is the second challenge that I've joined in with this week that I hadn't been able to for a couple of months.  It is making feel as though I'm getting on top of things!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Star Stampz - Traditional Christmas Colours
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/traditional-colors-of-christmas.html
CHNC - Glitter
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-364.html

I have used two papers from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft (the second one contains the sentiment)  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added three pearls.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Reindeer

Over the past couple of years I have managed to participate in nearly all of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenges.  That all fell apart a couple of months ago when work got extra hectic.  I knew I was struggling time wise when I couldn't manage to join in at all.  Things have eased considerably and although last minute, I have joined in this time!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/sketch-127-with-digistamp-boutique.html

The background paper is from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The gingham paper is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.   I also used a ribbon across the card.

This is the sketch that I followed:

Happy Birthday

This is the second of the cards that I started last night and completed this morning:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/pennys-challenge-359.html
The Paper Shelter - Birhday/Celebration
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/the-paper-shelters-7th-birthday-blog-hop.html

I have used a card base and sentiment from a paper pack by Dovecraft.  The digital paper and the image are from The Paper Shelter.  I coloured the image with copic markers. 

Angel

I managed to get some crafty time last night and this morning and have created two cards.  This is the first of them:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/pennys-challenge-359.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas Angel
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-dec-15
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-446-14th-of-december-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is red cardstock.  I also added a sprinkle of puffy star stickers.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Red and Green

This is the last challenge for 2017 - wow hard to believe it will be 2018 for the start of our next challenge!  The theme this time is red and green - and not necessarily Christmas.  We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and Mari Ko Creations.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called Winter Birds On A Limb - yeah I went with Christmas.


I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I used red and green cardstocks for matting and added three gift shaped puffy stickers.  The sentiment is also from Bugaboo Stamps.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Glitter
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-364.html

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Welcome To The North Pole

Time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs.  And this month our theme is Welcome To The North Pole. 

I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Elf's Boots, a sentiment called Seasons Greetings Quote along with Freebie Friday Snowflake Paper.



Matting is blue cardstock.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some glitter foam snowflake embellishments too.

Christmas Cupcakes

We are midway through the Christmas Cupcakes challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month we are sponsored by Limited Runs.



I have used an image from Limited Runs called Poinsettia Cupcake.


I also used papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  Matting is pink and blue cardstocks.  I also added a 3D christmas embellishment and some lilac coloured pearls.

Kitty Stocking

I just realised I didn't post my card for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs (I had started drafting it but must have got distracted!)




I have used the image from Limited Runs which I coloured with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment is also from Limited Runs.  The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft and I also added some glitter foam snowflakes.

Christmas Hugs

We are now starting the final Anything Goes challenge for 2017 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Just where has the last year gone?  For this challenge, we are sponsored by AMB Illustrations and Emerald Faeries.




I have used an image from Emerald Faeries called Kenz & Tilly and papers from AMB Illustrations from a set called Christmas Traditional Evergreen Papers



I also used some tree and button embellishments.  The sentiment is one I printed on the computer.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Another Christmas Card

I have some gorgeous christmas papers in non-traditional colours and just wanted to have a play with some of them.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Non-Traditional Colours
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-273-non.html
CHNC - A touch of sparkle
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-363.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (snowman)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/pinspirational-challenge-205.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Craft Smith.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some purple organza ribbon.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Elf


I love using digital papers from Trimgym so when I saw some free papers with the challenge at CRAFT this week, I just had to join in!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Challenge
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-445-7th-of-december-colour.html
I have used 2 papers from Trimgym that were supplied for the challenge at CRAFT Challenge Blog.  The image is from Melonheadz and has been coloured with copic markers.  Matting is cream cardstock.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Carollers Card


I haven't heard any carollers this year.  I'm not sure if they haven't been down my street or if I wasn't home if they did come here!

 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Challenge
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-445-7th-of-december-colour.html
CHNC - A touch of Sparkle
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-363.html

I have used two of the papers from Trimgym that were posted alongside the challenge at CRAFT Challenge Blog.  Mattting is red cardstock.  The image comes from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some glitter foam star embellishments.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

What is he up to now???

I found that pesky elf Ron with my scissors and my cardstock.  Not too sure what he is up to -  I guess I'll find out soon enough!



I would like to link up today's escapade to:
DL Art - 5th Annual Elf Antics
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/dlart-5th-annual-elf-antics-linky.html

Friday, 8 December 2017

Ron is back!

Look who I found checking out my vegetable garden this morning!



Much to his disappointment there aren't any tomatoes ripe yet - so no red there.  He managed to sit on top of the weeding bucket - but didn't add any weeds to it!  Not much help is he?

Colour Challenge

This is my final card for the week long christmas challenge at Catch The Bug.  It is the challenge for Day 6 - colour.



I have used a gingham look paper and a border from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a foam star embellishment.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 6 (Colour Palette)
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-six-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Freebie Friday

This was a really good chance to use the Freebie Friday almost immediately!




I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad. The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with a combination of copic markers, Sparkle Pens, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I matted wth the reverse of the background paper and added some washi tape across the centre of the matting.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 7 (Freebie Friday)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-seven-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Lost Mail?

I love this sentiment - and so true!


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 5
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-five-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

BINGO

I used the centre column of Traditional Christmas Colours, free and Bugaboo Image.


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with a mix of copic markers, Sparkle Pens, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 4 (BINGO)
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-four-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html


Pillow Box

For this one, I created a pillowbox for a gift.




I used some green cardstock and a WeR Memory Keepers punch board to create the pillow box.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some washi tape from Sugar and Spice Studio.

I would like to enter my pillow box into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day Three
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-three-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Merry and Bright

I haven't much time over the past week to do more than print out images.  Now that it is the weekend here, I have managed to create some cards.


I have used a foil cardstock for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with fluorescent copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Merry and Bright
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-one-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html
CHNC - Quick and Easy
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-362.html

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas Tag

I haven't been able to craft that much recently.  Today, I have made a quick Christmas tag in preparation for wrapping the christmas presents.  I feel so much better for having achieved something other than work today!


The image used is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some ricrac pattern fabric stickers and some baker's twine.

I would like to enter my tag into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Christmas Tags
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-272-christmas.html




Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Deck The Halls

I went to write this post last evening but I couldn't get the page to load.  It is finally working again so here I am now to let you know of this month's challenge at Path Of Positivity.  The theme is festivity and our sponsors are Bugaboo and Kitten Scraps.






I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps called  JJ Christmas Cheer - Deck The Halls


I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added some christmas washi tape. 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas Day 2
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-two-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html