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Saturday, February 16, 2019

CHNC Christmas #425

This weeks optional choice is to "Use some green"   I've used Ericraft's  "Merry Cocky" for my green card.  Coloured with Little Tipsy pens, fancy corner punch and red ribbon completes the card..



Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - AG (Critter)
Crafty Animals - AG
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Sparkles Monthly - Include an Animal
C.R.A.F.T. -Christmas Humorous

Love is in the air

I think it might be February and Valentine's Day.  So much Red, Roses and love going around.  Here is a quick card.  I have been cleaning out my craftroom, amazing what you can find in drawers and boxes.

This heart image was such a find, I know I have had it for a long time, but I cannot find the original on my computer, so I am sorry but I do not know the name of the image.

I left it Black and White and then added the red cardstock for some highlight.

 
 Entered into:
Simon on Wednesday - Black White + 1 
Crafty Catz - AG optional keep it simple
Male Room -  Love your Men
If you give a Crafter a Cookie - Hearts
Try it on Tuesday - Romance
Creative Knockout - Love is in the Air
Always Fun - Love - Valentines

Friday, February 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe # 213 Fancy Folds/Embossing

 This fortnight the themes at The Crafter's Cafe are:

 Fancy Folds   OR   Embossing 
  
or you could combine the two and 
have an Embossed, Fancy Fold card, which is what I have created.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is
MORGAN'S ART WORLD
I chose " Old Rose Frame, which you can find HERE,

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I cut off part of the frame to create an arch for the gate card. Cardstock throughout the card is Very Vanilla from Stampin Up.  With two dies I created a locking mechanism for the card.  Inside is a die and a stamp also from Stampin Up


Inside

 Card opening
 Card closed
Check out the teams wonderful creations, also see the 3 images we have used for the challenge, you could be the lucky winner of the images we used in our creations.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

CHNC Christmas #424

This week CHNC Christmas Weekly is Anything Goes, optional cute.
 I've used The Paper Shelter's " Fairy Christmas Eve"  Coloured with Little Tipsy pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto Stampin Up polka dot paper.  Gold edging top and bottom, a little diecut sentiment and bow complete the card.


Entered into:
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Carol or Song (Light a Candle)
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - AG 
Daring Cardmakers - Candles

CHNC Christmas #441

This week's challenge is Anything Goes Christmas, optional "Winter Fun"

I have used an image from QKR. called "Girl Sledding"  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto patterned paper and a diecut sentiment completes the card.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Orange today

Today's card is bright orange and features an image from Lacy Sunshine called, "Heidi Dazzlebud Briar Whimsies"

Coloured with copic paints and fussy cut, mounted onto patterned and coloured cardstock, small sentiment and pearls complete the card.

Entered into:
Rainbow Cards - Orange Opulance
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 
The Corrosive Challenge - AG
Crafting by Design - AG
Love to Scrap - AG (optional Mono)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Valentine's Girl

Here is an image from Julia Spiri, called Valentine's Girl. Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, mounted on coloured card stock with 3d dimensions.  The balloons have two to three deep dimensions to give the a floating appearance on the card.

Entered into:
Paper Players - Love in in the Air
Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode - Girly Girl
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Dream Valley - Love and Kisses
Card Mania - Love is in the Air
Creative Inspirations _ With Love

A little Tag

This month's freebie for the Monthly Progressive challenge at The Outlawz is from Di's Digi Stamps, called "Ava".

Image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto some pink cardstock from Stampin Up, diecut, pearls and black ribbon complete the tag.

 

 Entered into:
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge for February.
Always Fun - AG
Love to Craft - AG
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - AG

Saturday, February 2, 2019

CHNC Christmas #423

This weeks theme is Quick and Easy.  I have used patterned paper and tag from Kaisercraft.


Gift Bag

I've use a little brown paper bag (7x5 inches) to create my gift bag.  The bag was the perfect size for my hand made papers.

Where I live we have been having rolling heat waves, I gave up on glue,m ink paint etc as everything I touch was ot working.  Went outside and made myself a heap of homemade paper.  This is usually about the time I do make it, dries so quickly when you are having 40+ Celsius weather.

The papers on this bag were made with strong coffee added to the water.  The front page had some leaves from a rambling rose (in my garden) pressed into the paper before it was pressed, then left there until the paper was dried. I did it as an experiment, but really loved the effect.

The tag is another colour paper I made during the hot spell.  Stamped with a sentiment.  Flowers, greenery and ribbon from my stash.



Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door bimonthly challenge - Gift Bags and Boxes
Crafty Catz - AG or Lots of Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Altered Eclectics (Altered paper bag)
ARTastic Challenge - Nature
Crafts Galore Encore - AG
Papercraft Challenges - AG



Friday, February 1, 2019

Simply Create Too, #146, February 2019

This month at Simply Create Too the theme is "Use Hearts".  I have used Scribbles, "Heart doodles."

I decided to stay away from the reds and pinks of February's Valentines day and go for something a little different.   I added the sentiment.  Printed and coloured with Touch and Little Tipsy pens.  Fussy cut following the line of the frame, then added loads of glitter and liquid pearls.

Layered onto purple and yellow cardstock.  Inside, I have used the same image, but I have removed most of the inside to the frame and added a short verse. By this stage I was thinking engagement card for someone who loves purple.


Check out all the Heart inspiration at:

Entered into:
Simon Says Monday - Love is in the Air
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Through The Craftroom Door AG 
Crafting with Friends AG

The Crafter's Cafe # 212 Fairy Tales and/or I spy something beginning with F

The Crafter's Cafe is back with another double theme:

Fairy Tales or I spy something beginning with F

SPONSORS 
Dr Digi 
Prize: 2 images
and

All Dressed Up 
Prize: 2 images
I chose F for frog using an image from All Dressed Up called, Hop It

CAS card, the sentiment came with the image, coloured with Little Tipsy pens, I have placed the Frog on a wobble spring.  Some green buttons complete the card.


Check out the rest of the teams projects at:
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Pearly Sparkles Challenge February, 2019

This month at Pearly Sparkles the theme is "It's a Love Thing".  I have used some red cardstock and ribbon, together with a little wooden heart and sign.  Diecut an oval in the card front, layered the inside with the red cardstock and the little heart.




Entered into:

Brown Sugar #287

Theme for this month is Valentine/Love.

This weeks sponsor at Brown Sugar is:
Morgan's Artworld

I chose Valentine Rose and made a page in my little daily planner (Our wedding anniversary falls in Feb).

I printed the words of "The Rose" behind the image.  Image has been coloured with Copic Pens.



Check out the rest of the teams Valentine/Love projects at:

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge February, 2019

This month I have used some papers from Kaiscraft to alter the cover of a notebook.(stash)


Check out all the inspiration at:

Saturday, January 26, 2019

CHNC Christmas #422 No Sentiment

I love this Santa, it is from Createful Heart, Checking it Twice, it was one of the images I won from Mary a couple of months ago.

The background and skin of Santa has been coloured with copic pens, then die cut. For his hair and beard I have used liquid pearls and some kindy glitz Crystal.  His cuffs are also in the Kindy glitz crystal.  the nib of the pen is gold paint.

I have added red cardstock, green polka dot paper, doilies and ribbon.  In the bottom corner are some punched branches for holly and red gems for the berries.


Checkout all the wonderful Christmas Inspiration at:


Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Createful Heart - Use some Red
ABC Christmas - B is for Berries (holly berries)
Sparkles Christmas - Add some Sparkle
Not Just Cards - AG


Friday, January 25, 2019

Cute Bear Love

Cute image from Sheepski Designs this month at The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge for January. Called Love Bear, I coloured the word Love and the hearts only.  I also added a few hearts beside the word.  Sweet image, it looked lovely just in black and white.

 

Entered into
The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge for January
Simon on Wednesday - Have a Heart
CRAFT - Love
Cute Card Thursday - Critters
Crafty Animals - AG

Thursday, January 24, 2019

My Craft Room

I don't buy colouring books or pages, haven't for many many years.  In my late teens and early twenties my girlfriend and I would spend many quiet hours colouring in colouring books. Long before it became fashionable and  then only in children's colouring books as that was all that was available.

In fact, my girlfriend still colours in the books with her pencils.

I was on Facebook the other day and saw a new image from Julie Spiri, called Craftroom.  And I knew I had to get it, the result is a collage wall hanging for my craft room.

I printed the image as 11 inches x 16, in three sections and then some parts again. Each section was coloured with copic pens, then cut at the bottom, so the frame only overlapped in certain places.  The whole image, once put together was layered onto a thick manilla folder

This is photo overload, but I can explain each section, I have paper pieced and added many elements.
My Craft Room

Top shelf - The roof line, front paper and jars are all paper pieced. Gold ink for the bottle label, black gem for the nail holding the sign.

 Suitcase and front envelope are paper pieces, the little jar of glitter, has ad glitter and a transparent layer of window cardstock from Stampin up over the top to create a glass jar. Suitcase also has added gold ink.

 Flower and mug both paper pieced and mounted.

 Tape and Album paper pieced, silver edging added to thick book.

Chest and front of scissors barrel have been paper pieced.  Gold ink and black marker added to the chest.

 This photo shows a button added to the jar.  Small flower also added.

Jars near the paint and lid of jar paper pieced.  Fabric added to the baskets. Little white glitter hearts have been added in different places through out the craftroom.

 The little cotton reel is wound with embroider cotton.

Paints and copic containers are paper pieced.

 Sewing machine and fabric are paper pieced, the machine is stuck not with glue, the bottom of the fabric with 3d dimensions, there is also a silver edging added to the fabric.

And finally, a bumble bee photobombing a closeup.

Entered into:
Simon Says Mondays - Alcohol Inks
Crafting from the heart - AG
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Penny's Papers - AG
Creative Moments - AG
Paper Funday Challenges - AG

Southern Girls Challenge 24 Jan, 2019

The current challenge at Southern Girls is "Love is in the Air"

Great sponsors for the challenge






I received "Best Friend Hug" from Liastampz and thought it was perfect for my daily diary.  I am not really into pink and I wasn't sure about a planner that did not have the days numbered.  But it was on special, the price was way down, so I thought why not.

Now I love it, it is compact enough to leave around, leather (faux)wrap around cover with an elastic band to hold it shut.  What I really really like about little diary, is I can leave the current page open, close the inside flap over it and it is always at the page I want.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Glued to the cover.  Washi tape, flowers and some of my messy writing (I have amazing biros that write on anything and do not smudge) completes the cover.  Now I feel it is mine.


Check out the rest of the teams ideas at:

Entered into:
Cardz 4 Galz - Dimensional Element (Flowers)
Crafts Galore Encore - AG
Heartcraft Paper Challenge - AG
Love to Scrap - AG