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Monday, December 2, 2019

A Place to Start December, 2019

Last challenge for the year is Anything Goes with an optional twist of Happy Holidays.  I have chosen Christmas, but you could choose Chanukah or Kwanza.

My card has an image from Imagine That,  called Reindeer Carollers.  I have printed the image and sentiment onto white cardstock, coloured with copic pens and added some glitter to the clothes.  Cute and layered onto patterned paper, wooden star completes the card.

Check out all the holiday cards at:

Entered into:
Imagine That - Anything Goes
Festive Fridays - AG
Creative Knockouts - Winter/Holidays
Crafty Galz - AG optional CAS
Colour Crazy - AG 
Daring Cardmakers - Lights (street lamp)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas/Winter

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe #232 - 1st Dec

Hard to believe, we are into the last month of 2019.  Who remembers the millenium bug we were supposed to have way back at the start of 2000.

This fortnights challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is for "One layer or  a window card."  Nice and easy for this time of the year.

The sponsors are:
Check out all the details at the challenge 

I chose two papers from Decosse's Doodles.  
The first card features Rustic Birds from one of the 12 days of Christmas Kits.

inside is Familiar Restrain in blue and free word art.

The second card is one layer and I have used the Familiar Restrain again, this time using some Stampinup stamps to complete the card.

Entered into:
Not Just Cards - AG 
Cardz 4 Galz - Christmas 
Through the Craftroom Door - AG 
Try it on Tuesday - Inspired by a song or carol (Silent Night)
 Simon Says Wednesday- AG

CHNC Patterned paper Challenge - December

This month I have used paper from my stash, sadly the last sheet, loved this dragonfly print and an embossing folder and dies from Stampin-Up.


Entered Into:
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Penny's Papers - AG
Crafty Creations - AG
Outlawz Sat paper A La Mode - Favourite things (diecuts and embossing folder)
Moo Mania - Use Scraps (diecuts from scraps)

Saturday, November 30, 2019

CHNC Christmas #466

Theme this week is Anything Goes, optional "Things with Wings".  I have used an image called "Cardinal and Holly, coloured with Copic Pens and diecut.  Stamped sentiment and Lace diecut completes the card.

Check out the challenge at:

Friday, November 29, 2019

A study in Black and White

The phot is of my Mum and Dad in the late 1940s, on their way to the races. We do joke about Mum's glasses.  Both were lovers of icecream.

Entered into:
White with 1 - Black
ARTastic - Use Black and White


The reflection of the Murry River is both beautiful and calming. 

This mighty river, largest in Australia covering 2508kms.  It makes up most of the border between New South Wales and Victoria, with the  border being the top of the bank on the Victorian side. None of the river is actually in Victoria

Entered into:
Archi-scraps for November - Reflection.


This month's challenge at Challenge YOUrself is friends, this strip of photos with two little munchkin friends were taken at a recent family wedding.  The little fellow managed to get into nearly everyone's photos.  Great kids, lots of fun.

Entered into:
Challenge YOUrself - Friends

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Southern Girls November Christmas Challenge

Christmas challenge this fortnight, the sponsors are:


For this challenge I am using an image called "Hope" from The Paper Shelter.  One of my favourites that I have used before., this time round I used the coloured version of the image and the background paper.

I have digitally created the face of the card, using the background paper and the coloured image.  I have added a shadow behind the girl (coloured image) and worked in a shadow behind the star she is holding.  I have also typed on a Christmas message.

Once printed and cut out, I added some diecut lace, pearls and coloured cardstock to finish the card.

Check out the challenge at:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Seasons Greetings

This Christmas card is quite simple.  I stamped a sentiment from Stampin up, added some holly and star stickers.  Diecut a ribbon slider and threaded a narrow piece of red cardstock.

Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Penny's Paper Challenge - AG
CHNC Christmas - AG 
Outlaws Crash your Stash - Ribbon Sliders
Crafty Creations - AG
Stampin Sensations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Country View Crafts - Hand Stamped
Crafting by Designs - AG

Merry Christmas

One of my cards today has been made with a dies from Stampin up.  I have used a cream card with silver and green glitter card to highlight the roofs, snowman and gold pen for the bell on the church and gold paper for the star.  Stamped sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Rainbow Cards - Magically Metallic
CHNC Christmas - Glitter
Outlawz Monday Greeting - Winter Wonderland
Try it Tuesday - Cold, Cold, Cold
Through The Craftroom Door - AG
Simon Says Wednesdays - Starry Starry night

Monday, November 18, 2019

Stop and smell the roses

Art journal page today.  This page is one of two that I decided as I was cleaning my craft room, which seems to be a continuous process.  Takes forever, as I keep coming across bits an dpieces that say "Keep me", use me".  As I ponder what to do and then try and sort out what to put back in a box (probably for another year or two), I had an idea. 

I opened up one of my Art Journals to a page which already had a little paint smeared onto it.  Any time I use paint , ink, stencil paste etc, I always use it randomly on a page.  I use baking paper for a palette, when finished I spread it over the paper, fold paper whatever, and then use that paper as well.

So, getting back to cleaning my room, every time I picked up something small, I placed it on the open journal and glued it into position, which also meant I was doing somethings back to front, but the whole process seemed to work in the end.  I just kept adding until I was OK with the page, then did some journalling.

The image that I started this page with is "Sunflower Dreams" from Digi Doodles.  I had decided to colour her red and green for a Christmas project I had in mind, but instead popped her onto the page together with a host of different techniques, and products.  Stencilling, painting, paper napkin, diecuts, copics, pencils, black marker and my faithful white gel pen.

Entered into:
Digi Doodles FB challenge - AG
More Mixed Media - AG 
Love to Scrap - AG
Mix it Up - AG

Saturday, November 16, 2019

CHNC Christmas #464

Theme this week is Anything Goes, optional use some glitter.

Papers and sticker from my stash.  The little sleigh is a 3d sticker with glitter, I have alsoi added some glitter to the trees on the paper.

Check out the challenge at:

The 12 months of Christmas - AG
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Fab N Funky - Add some Sparkle 
Mod Squad - 'tis the Season 
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas