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Friday, May 31, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge No 44 - Masculine Birthday.

I was able to use a Kenny K image called Anime Soccar for this Birthday card, you can find it and lots of other great images HERE.  I've coloured the image with copic and touch pens, printed words and alphabets, cut out stars and added a paper clip with a number on it.  I have used this template for Christmas cards, I decorate them to look like Christmas Trees, often sticking a little dot of velcro inside so they can stand up, this time I used the paperclip.  Easy to make, they do need a large envelope due to the shape when closed.  First picture is showing the card before it is decorated, the final picture gives you some idea of how to make these cards.

Brown Sugar Challenge No 44 - Masculine Birthday

Closed card ready for decorating
Completed Card erected
One side of Card
Other Side 
Front of Card closed ready for posting
Back of Card closed ready for posting
My card is using 3 squares 5" x 5" but you could make it any square size you want.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fat-tastic Tuesday Challenge No 3 - Wedding

Theme this fortnight is Wedding w/ Die-cuts, Pearls, & Lace and I got to play with a cute Bugaboo Image called Couple Annoy and I also used the Couple Annoy sentiment, both can be found HERE.  The hearts are my die cut requirement, cut with my Ecraft machine, I've also added fabric and paper lace, pearls a bow and a sticker.  The image has been coloured with Copics and Touch Pens.

This is the sketch for our 3rd challenge, I've flipped it to the left and then flipped the heart back to the right.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Song and Dance at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge

The image 'Ballet of Words by tlc Creations I've printed and cut out the silhouette twice, mounted them on card and added the sentiment. Kept this weeks very plain (could be because I am very short of time at the moment).

Wicked Wesdnesday ATC Challenge - Song and Dance

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Good Luck Card

This image 'Hildes Garden' from A day for Daisies is one of my favourite and you can find it HERE, and I often colour it different ways, this time with watercolour pencils, I have used a sketch from this weeks challenge at 613 Avenue Create to design this card.  Added lots of flowers and gems,a bow and a butterfly.

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Optional Sketch
Polkadoodles Challenges - Spring/Pastel Colours

Good things come in small packages

Here is a 4 x 4 card, love making these little fat pages, great for using up small left overs in your stash.  This one has been made with a sketch from the current Fat-tastic Tuesday Challenge and some very cute images from Dilly Beans, "Crinkles the Hedgehog and Amalia and Crinkles" both can be found HERE, both coloured with copic pens.  Some ribbon, the large flower is one I have made, the other is a couple I put together.

Fat-tastic Tuesday Challenge - Flowers
Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenge - Anything goes using a Dilly Beans Image
Robyns Fetish Challenge- Four legged friends
Perfect Sentiment PSC80- Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge No 42 - Pink, Yellow and Orange

Colour challenge this week at Brown Sugar.  I got to play with a Bugaboo image called, "Edward Springtime" which you can find HERE.  I chose this digital stamp, because I thought Edward would look great in pink.  I sort of went wild with the colours, but had a lot of fun,I cut around the image, which included the two little butterflys that I cut out and stuck onto the image for a 3d effect.  Added lots of coloured cardstock, butterflys and some fun bright words.I had in mind to use it a a cheer up card for someone.

Brown Sugar Challenge - Pink, Yellow and Orange.  Give it a go, have fun with these bright colours.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Anniversary Easel Card

Another Easel card cut with my Ecraft, this cute image is from Lacy Sunshine and is free this week on her blog, find out how to get Oscar and Olivia here.  Image has been coloured with Copic pens, added a flower to her hair and a flower and heart inside the card.
entered into:
Polka Doodles - Anniversary Challenge
Dilly Beans - Celebrations Challenge
Lacy Sunshine - Anything but Square Challenge

Pirate Easel Card

This easel card has ben made with a scalloped design, cut with my Ecraft, the image is called pirate but I do not know the designer. Coloured with copic pens, added waves to the card, and added a cloud, airplane and ship with some words.  My Pirate Bon Voyage Card.

Entered into
Robyns Fetish - Pirates and sea
613 Avenue Create - Create a Shaped Card 

Show us the Future at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge

I used an image from Lacy Sunshine called Abby Fortune Teller, you will find her here.  I have coloured her with Touch Pens, added a large bling and some liquid pearls to her crystal ball.

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Show us the Future

The Crafters Cafe Challenge No 16 Week 3

Mothers and or for a Woman - This week I have used another image from Rick St Dennis (the sponsor for this month at the CraftersCafe)  called Moonbeam you can find her here. Coloured with Copic and Touch Pens, added some beads to her long hair, a homemade flower in the corner mounted on some designer paper, the sentiment is one I saw some time ago, not sure who said it, but she does look like she is waiting with open arms for a big hug.

The Crafters Cafe - Mothers and Girls

Fat-Tastic Tuesday Challenge No 2 - FLOWERS

The number 2 challenge is all about flowers.  I chose a cute little Hippie Girl, called Eleanor Hippy Chick  from Lacy Sunshine, and she can be found here. Coloured with Copic and touch pens, mounted on yellow, white and blue card.  Some purple ribbon, tie dyed flowers and little gems.  My little Thank you fat page card.

Check out the challenge at Fat-tastic Tuesday Challenge, you will find a sketch to follow and the them is Flowers, make a little fat page, great fun.  Prizes and guest DT spot for the winners.
Entered into the following challenges

Simon Says - Flower Power
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiment - Thank You - Spring

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge No 41

Angels and Fairies is the theme this week at Brown Sugar.  I was lucky enough to be given an image by Paper Nest Dolls called Fairy Ellie with Snail, which you can find  here.  I have coloured Fairy Ellie with Watercolours, added glitter to her hair, wings and the snails shell.  Mounted with 3d squares onto white cardstock which has been embossed with a flower tree design, which I chalked with different colours, I then added glitter and bling to certain parts of the embossing.  I embossed some foil for the strip across the card, added a Faerie wishes sentiment and a flower I made, all mounted on pink and blue cardstock.

Check out the Angels and Fairies challenge at Brown Sugar.

 Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tarot ATC for Wicked Wednesday

This was a learning curve, had to research what a Tarot card looked like, I decided on doing 'Queen of Cups'.  The image is from Dilly Beans and is called, Lulu Framed, you can find her here.  Coloured with Copic Pens, I have added some bling to give her a crown and added a cup.

Entered into Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Tarot Symbols

PSC78 - Embossing

This card is for a friends daughter, I have only put in some shadows and highlighted the flowers, her skin and the candle in the image, I embosssed some white card stock with a butterfly and flower pattern, added some ribbon, bow, pearls and flowers to complete the card.

PSC78 Perfect Sentiment - Dry Embossing Challenge

Closeup of Embossing

A Gift for my Sister

I love doing Hybrid scrapping, digital and traditonal blend really well.  I usually add them to Scrapbooks, but here is another way I use my digital scrapping, this photo is a present for my sister, I have given her one for each of her grandchildren, this is her youngest granddaughter, which I am giving to her on Sunday (mothers day) as she rarely gets to see her grand-daughters as they live in another state.

Here is my digitally altered photo, I have used many elelments to create a little world she has just discovered. Added a flower to her hair, a heart button to her cardigan, a ladybird in the corner, lots of different things have been added.  Here are the steps I took to create the magically framed photo for my sister.

Entered into the challenge at Try it on Tuesday - Female and Fancy

 Next step, is to decorate the matting, distressed with ink, added stickers, flowers, butterflies, leaves and a fairy.  Have to keep everything small as all go under glass.
  Here is a close-up of the bottom left hand corner with the fairy.
Here is the photo in the frame
And a close-up of the bottom right hand corner, remember I mentioned I had added a ladybird to the photo, couldn't really see her very well once framed, so to add an extra dimension I have added a ladybird on top of the glass, bringing the photo out of the frame.

Hope you like this project, I always have great fun making them.

The Crafters Cafe Challenge NO. 16 Week 2

What a lot of wonderful entries this month for the Mothers or a Female challenge., here is another fun card I have made using images from Rick St Dennis, love his images.  You can find these ones here.

Image on the front of the card is  "Denise the Artiste" and inside I put "Artemis the Sunday Painter".

I just sat back and had some fun with colours on this card, as you can see some of it matches and some of it possible clashes, added flowers, brads, and a bit of bling, this will be the one I give to Mum on Sunday,  The sentiment inside reads "To the worlds No. 1 Mum, from your No. 1 Masterpiece."  I am the first born so I think I can claim to be No.

Crafters Cafe - Week 2 Mothers and Female Challenge

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gift Bag

The image is called Amalia and Crinkles and it is from Dilly Beans, you can find it here.  I've decorated the bright green bag with some chipboard letters, stickers, paper flower, flowers I have coloured and made 3d, there are also some stickers.

Entered into these challenges:

Polkadoodles - Anything but a card
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, optional theme Gift Packaging
Robyns Fetish - Sopring Colours
Dilly Beans - For Mum.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sun and Surf ATC

Wicked Wednesday challenge this week is for a Sun and Surf ATC, not sure where I got this image, she is called "beachybum" and she is starting to get sunburnt watching those surfers catch those waves, I think the bows say it all.

Wicked Wednesday - Sun and Surf

Music Music Music

This was a fun idea, The Paper Shelter challenge this week was called Music Maestro, I have used an image called 'Tuba Girl' by Beyond the Fringe, Carmen has some great freebies. Printed out the image twice and coloured one with copic and touch pens, used a fair bit of '0' to give her jeans a washed look.  Cut out the girl and her tuba, and then put the other copy through the embosser with a musice sheet embossing folder.  I then coloured the musical notes, which are part of the image with copics, which ran a bit, but that was OK, because she is only learning a lot of her notes are wonky anyway, I can still remember my Mum and Dad when I was learning the recorder, wonder they can still hear.  Mounted the girl with 3d squares and then added the Happy Birthday words printed on the same pink cardstock as the card.

Entered into The Paper Shelter - Challenge 110 - Music Maestro. 

Brown Sugar Challenge No 40

It's May, it's Mothers Day.  Although we seem to celebrate Fathers Day in different months around the world, Mothers Day falls on the 2nd Sunday in May for us all.  And that is the challenge at Brown Sugar this week.  My card has an image from Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps and is called Flowers for Mom, and can be found here. I thought the name was also a great sentiment for the card as well.  I have coloured this little girl with copic and touch pens and used 3d squares to mount her on some layered designer papers, with one of the papers I have punched out a row of small flowers and added a gem to each one, added some sticker flowers as well.

Brown Sugar Challenge - Mother Day

Dilly Beans Challenge - For Mom  (I've used ,Mum, because that's what we say in Australia)

Just Because

This 5x5 card has been made with lots of pearls, lace, scallops, cheesecloth and flowers I've made.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine called 'Maddy and Clover Groovy Hippie Music' you can find it here.  I've used Copic and Touch pens to colour Maddie and Clover.  Sentiment reads 'You keep me smiling'

entered into:
Perfect Sentiments - PSC77 - Make it Feminine
Simon Says - Happy Mail

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Crafters Cafe Challenge No 16

The Crafters Cafe challenge this month is Mothers or for a Female, I've altered a small notebook and covered it with designer paper and added an image called Morning Goddess - Betty by Rick St Dennis, you can find it here.  (Photo is a bit dark, not a good day for photography)  I've coloured Betty with Copic and Touch Pens, added some lace down the spine of the book and a flowerpot sticker in the corner.  The sentiment is one from Milton Berle.

The Crafters Cafe - Mothers or for a Female

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Photo Inspiration at 613 Avenue Create

Learnt something new this week, Cinco de Mayo is spanish for 5th May,(the birthday of my granddaughter and a little fellow I know who is turning 1 this year.) is a celebration held in the United States and regionally in Mexico, commemorating freedom and democracy during the American Civil War.  Thats what a google search told me.  613 Avenue Create gave us a photo for inspiration

So now I can speak a very little spanish and I know about a great colourful celebration.  I had an image I had coloured some time ago from Stitchy Stamps called 'Don't drink and drive' which I think is appropriate, he has got a bottle of Tequila in his hand and I associate that with Mexico.  For inspiration from the photo I used watercolour paints on some paper doilies, very very carefully, because they started to rip, when I dried them they curled up at the edges which gave me some frills, I layered them on gold cardstock and then onto an orange glossy card.  Wrote a little sentiment.  This card will be going into my year of celebrations junk journal I am doing this year.
Entered into 613 Avenue Create Challenge No 17 - Anything goes - Photo Inspiration


Lacy Sunshine challenge this fortnight is Monochrome and I naturally chose to work with blue, my favourite colour.  I have coloured Lacy Sunshine's 'Daffodils' image with Copic and Touch pens, coloured some paper lace blue, a few gems and added a typed sentiment all mounted on a designer blue and white paper.  A clean and simple card to tell you I'm missing you.

Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine - Monochrome
Robyns Fetish No 157 - Stripes or Dots


Dilly Beans challenge this week was to Think Pink, and as that colour had been on my mind for the past couple of weeks, I thought I would make an ATC.

Pink is the colour for Breast Cancer Research, it was also the favourite colour of a beautiful young woman that we knew growing up who sadly passed away recently.

Pink is also often the colour given to Mothers on Mothers Day and on a lighter note, I am going to see Pink when she is performing in Melbourne in August.

The image I've used is called Girl and Butterfly by Dilly Beans.  Coloured with Copic Pens, I've made a little pink crown for her and mounted on pink and patterned cardstock.  She is my Pink Dancing Queen.

Entered into Think Pink Challenge at Dilly Beans