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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday No 7 Inspiration week

The theme is Back to School and I used Brat Ruler Boy from Bugaboo is on my second fat page for challenge no 7, and can be found HERE.  I flipped the sketch and did a bit of editing on the ruler to stretch it across the page.  Coloured with Copic and Touch pens, added some wooden brads and ABC lettering.  Put in the Hello title.  Fat pages are gereat for using up all those little left over pieces of paper.

Fat-Tastic Tuesday -  Back to School
ABC38  Challenge - Use up Scraps
Make It Monday #151 -  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 12 - Anything Goes

Sketch by Patricia at Fat-tastic Tuesday

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge No 52

Love is the theme this week at Brown Sugar and I got to play with a cute design from QKR Stampede called In Love, which can be found HERE.   Coloured with copic and touch pens, I used some papers from Megs Garden called The Romantic Garden .  They were in a 6x6 paper stack.  I often find that this size is a bit big, so I can up with a card that is 3 x 6 tri fold.  Definitely making some more this size.

This is the  cover
Open the cover page and you see this
Open the because page and you get to see the inside of the card

Friday, July 26, 2013

C&S Celebration

A celebration is called for at Simon Monday Challenge, I decided on celebrating the birth of a little baby boy, now I wonder where that idea came from?  I made it clean and simple, coloured the image with copics and added stickers, keeping away from the traditional blue I went with cream and green. The image is called Baby's Smile by A Day for Daisies and can be found HERE

Entered into
Simon Monday Challenge - Celebration
The Paper Shelter Challenge # 122 - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A little bit of this, A little bit of that leads to....

As anyone that has had a look at this blog before knows, I love working with small projects.  ATCs and Fat Pages are ideal for me to create little scenes and collage.  But wait, there can be more and there is, keep reading.

First I started with a cute image from Robyns Fetish - Christie Angel which you can find HERE  

Then came the challenges:
You get to have a sneak peak at what is coming up at Wicked Wednesday. So you can think ahead about what you are going to do each week.  Great Idea.

Coloured with Copic and Touch pens, mounted on different coloured cardstock and lots of glitter, even on her little face, but then whats Christmas without glitter.  The tree and stars are 3D stickers, parts stick down and other parts can be bent to where you want them (hope that makes sense)
Close up of Tree Sticker
Then came the next challenge
 Now with a couple more trees and some bits and pieces from my stash I got this little Christmas Card

But wait I did say there was more!

With the help of my wonderful envelope make, mer doing measurements after measurements, I was able to print the Angel on a sheet of card, colour the image and make an envelope from the sheet of paper to match my card, adding a little Christmas tree as well.

The complete set

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Crafters Cafe Challenge No 21

Anything goes is the theme we have been having each week for July,  this week I made a card and gift tag for a little tot I know, who has just been in hospital.  The image I used was from Creative Bug Digis and is called Look at me Lolly, which can be found HERE.   I printed the image twice (once in reverse) and also just the head a lot larger once.  Coloured with copics.

The Crafters Cafe Challenge No 21 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday No 7

Another great fortnightly challenge from Fat-tastic Tuesday with another great sketch from Patty for us to use for inspiration.

Fat-tastic Tuesday - Back to School

Images are from Bugaboo Stamps and can be found HERE.

1st card has an image called  Apple Girl, coloured with Copic and Touch pens, I have added some round die cuts and leaves, and some green ribbon to complete this fat page.

Check out these cute 4 x 4 pages at Fat-tastic Tuesday

Clean and Simple

I love making clean and simple cards, not much clutter on this card, but you should see my little art/craft studio thats where the clutter is at the moment.

I have used an image from the Paper Shelter called Happy Times -Beach Boy, which can be found HERE.  The little boy is coloured with copic and touch pens,
Sketch found at Digi Sketch Challenge. aded some pearls and a sentiment.
This card is entered into these challenges
The Paper Shelter Challenge No 121- Clean and Simple
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - By the Sea
Digi Sketch Challenge - Layer it up
Sometimes everything just seems to fit, and that is how I felt about this 4 x 5.5 card when it was finished.

Home Sweet Home

My ATC has an image from Beth Rimmer, (who is sadly no longer designing) which I have paper pieced and layered several times, added an oversized acorn and a sentiment. 
Entered into the folowing challenges
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Tree Houses
Try it on Tuesday - Home is where the Heart Is  (Tree Houses, Cubby Houses, our little houses when we are children always hold special places in our hearts.)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sami Stamps Challenge No 3

The challenge this month at Sami Stamps is to add something Curious, which you could interpret anyway, a curious object, a fun element, an out of place colour etc. The cute image is one of her new releases "Curios Things"  Check here to see the images I have coloured the image with copic pens, used some green floral paper, a green bow and some wide ribbons which the image can slide up and down.

Resting on the bow

Flying up the ribbon

Entered into the Sami Stamp Challenge No 2 - Curious Things

Lacy Sunshine No 12

Coco Santas Hot Chocolate is the cute image I used for this fortnights challenge at Lacy Sunshine, you can find it HERE.   I used some striped and red paper, the front of the card has been trimmed back so that you can see the inside where I have placed the sentiment.   Gems for the berries and buttons on her leg warmers and some glitter on that big santa mug.

Entered into 
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes

Airless Chamber - Grumpy Dragon

A first for me this challenge, a monthly challenge where you can get a free Rick St Dennis image, how good is that!  The image, Grumpy Dragon, can be found HERE.  My card is 3 x 6, which I am really liking to make as the 6x6 paper stacks work perfectly.  I coloured Grumpy Dragon in Green, used some green/grey papers and little sentiments along the way.  The card is a concertina trifold card.

Flip the cover back and you see these pages
Turn the back page up and you get to see the whole of the inside of the card.
Entered into the following challenges:
Airless Chambers July Saturday Freebie Contest - Grumpy Dragon
613 Avenue Create No 28 - Anythng Goes - Optional Birthday
IDIC Challenge No 168 - Things with Wings
Simons Says Stamp and Show - Good to be Green

Fat-Tastic No 6 Inspiration Week

The theme for Challenge No 6 at Fat-Tastic Tuesday is Beach.  This is my little fat page for inspiration week. a cute image from Doodle Gardens called Littletle Seahorse, which you can find HERE.

Coloured with Copic Pens. Blue is my favourite colour and I thought I would use that predominently in this page.  I did this one when I got back from a South Pacific Island holiday where we stayed right on the beach with the waves gently coming in all night.  Added lots of pearls and crystal bling to represent the waves at the beach.
Click HERE to see my original posting for Fat-Tastic Tuesday Challenge No 6

Polka Doodles - Summer Fun
Fat-tastic Tuesday - Beach Challenge 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge No 50

Brown Sugar Challenge this week is Shades of Blue.  My all time favourite colour.  I got to play with two very different artists images this week, so two very different cards.

The first one shows an image from Delicious Doodle "In the Harbour", which you can find HERE

I have used watercolopur pencils to colour the image, adding clouds as I went.  The inside shows the same image, but this time I only coloured the wooden parts of the boats.
Scroll down for the next card!!!!!!

The second card has a Sassy Studio Design called "Sassy Showgirl" which you can find HERE.  This time I used Copic and Touch pens, all blues of course, gave her shoes a touch of glitter and mounted the image on some sparkling bubble paper.  The little sentiments have been created with a font called "Cocktail Bubbly"

Brown Sugar Challenge No 50 - Shades of Blue.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Faerie

This cute little image was the inspiration for my fat page. Due to the amount of hours I have had to work this week, sadly crafting has had to take a huge backward step and I only managed 3 projects this week.  This one is entered into a few different challenges, listed below all asking for something different.  'Summer Faerie' which is by Rick St Dennis can be found HERE.
The image has been coloured with Copic and Touch Pens, a flower added to her hair, glossy accents on her wand, swirls coming from her wand  also have stickles as does her gown and wings.  I have followed a sketch from Pattie at Fat-tastic Tuesday where you can find a new fat page challenge every fortnight, this sketch was from their second challenge.

My completed fat page
Close up of wand swirls.

And this is how I use some of my fat pages mounted on different cardstock and paper, they fit beautifully on a 5x5 card, all I had to do was add a flower.
Challenges my little card is entered into is
Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dennis July Freebie Saturday Challenge Summer Faerie
The Paper Shelter Challenge No 120- SwirlyGirl  Use swirls and girly things
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Pin It - I've used a little clothes peg.
613 Avenue Create -Anything Goes Create your own with a list items you needed to use.
I have use from Column 1 - Image, Patterned Paper and Solid Colour Paper.  Column 2 - Any Sketch and a die cut (swirls); Column 3 - Stickles an d Glossy Accents; Column 4 - Pearls and clothes pin;  Column 5 Lace and Ribbon (bow)

And don't forget to check out Fast-tastic Tuesday for fat page challenges

Dilly Beans Challenge - Frida Kahlo

I've used an image called "Happy Day Frame" to create my Frida Kahlo portrait.  You can find the image HERE  I have removed the writing from the digital stamp, coloured the image with copics.  If you don't know Frida Kahlo (and I didn't before this challenge) google her for some wonderful images.

Entered into the Dilly Beans Challenge - Frida Kahlo

Wicked Wednesday ATc Challenge No 92

The theme this week is 'Down the Rabbit Hole", I've used an image of the White Rabbit and have given him an oversized steampunk watch.  Also added a tiny stamp in the corner which reads Whats Up?

Entered into:
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Down the Rabbit Hole
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A little Stamping

Crafters Cafe Challenge No 19

The Crafters Cafe has now gone to a weekly challenge, the theme this week is Anything Goes.  My card is a Christmas one, cute image from Rick St Dennis called 'We Three Geese' and can be found HERE.  Coloured with copic and touch pens, and added bling, liquid pearls and kindy glitter for the crowns.  I started with white cardstock for the card and then distressed with different gold/pearl inks, then decided it wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I layered image on some coloured cardstock and green patterned paper, placing it so that it looked like they were following the star.   When I placed it on the inked card, something was missing, so I carefully put the card in the printer, crossed my fingers that I had it lined up correctly and typed in the sentiment.  Now I was happy.

Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fat-tasticTuesday No 6

Loving these fat pages, the theme for Challenge No 6 at Fat-Tastic Tuesday is Beach.  We have another great sketch from Patty to use and I got to play with some wonderful images from the Doodle Garden, called Little Marina and Little Seahorse, both of these cute images and lots of others can be found HERE.

Fat-tastic Tuesday - Beach Challenge

Kept this one in the colours of the Beach, Little Marina is coloured in Copics and has glitter on different parts as well. Added a summer title and some 3d stickers.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Garden Inspiration

The paper shelter this week has a photo of a beautiful garden for inspiration with lots of pinks, purples, greens, red, brown and beige colouring.  The garden is really pretty and I am always fascinated by what people see in photos.  For me this time, I saw a wall at the back of the garden, now surely something is growing on it!

 I used some patterned cardstock to make the card, the inset is to show the inside of the card.
Back and small inset is inside pattern
 On the front of the card, I have layered kraft paper and an image called garden wall, which I have coloured with Copic and Touch pens and also coloured pencils.  I have added some small leaves abnd flowers, some bling, ribbon and a simple sentiment.
Entered into:
The Paper Shelter - Photo Inspiration
Simons Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Red White and Blue ATC

In his Red jacket, White tshirt and Blue jeans, taking the cat for a walk, my ATC for this weeks challenge at Wicked Wednesday.  Coloured with copic pens, layered some cardstock and added buttons to complete .

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Red, White and Blue

Red White and Blue

"Maisie" adorns my Red White and Blue card, I have added the flower print to her dress, both images can be found on the Cherry Blossom Lane CD at Polkadoodles, click HERE to find it.  Coloured with Copic pens, I've added some buttons and a little pair of wooden scissors.
Entered into the challenges at:
613 Avenue Create No 26 - Anything Goes or International Colours
Polkadoodles and Studio  12 Week 26 challenge - Animals
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Patriotic

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Elephant challenge

Over at Willowing, Effy has a monthly Art challenge, not a competition, just a challenge as to how you can create,  this months theme is Elephants.

Elephant Challenge  If you like to paint,draw, sketch check it out.

Here is my elephant

Hope you like him.