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Monday, September 30, 2013

Fat-tastic Tuesday # 3 - Flowers

This week at Fat-tastic Tuesday we are playing with flowers, this image is from Lacy Sunshine and is called "Flower Pot Prertties - Daisy Ann" click HERE to find her and many other cute designs.

I have coloured Ann with Copic and Touch pens and punched out a lot of little flowers, stick them over the flowers in her hair and added a kindy glitter drop to the centres.  She is also here to remind us all to have our mammograms, the little metal pin in the corner is for Breast Cancer Month, which is nearly here.

Fat-tastic Tuesday # 3 - Flowers
Just Inspired  - Metal Embellishments (Breast cancer badge)
Make it MOnday - AnythingGoes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge # 2 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #179 - Nature - 29 September, 2013

Nature is the theme for this weeks challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenge

This week the challenge is sponsored by Dragonsmoore Spyders's Other Corner
The winner this week gets to choose 5 Digital Stamps from 
the Dragonsmoore, Spyder's Other Corner Store

I got to play with Ollie Owl, look for him HERE.  I printed him out twice, paper pieced some leaves and his wings, which I place at an angle.  Coloured with alcohol markers, added some glitter and a violet that I had pressed, so glad it held its colour, sometimes they fade.  Mounted on green and purple cardstock and then placed on a white bevelled board to make a wall hanging, lastly I added a quote about nature.

" Adopt the pace of Nature, Her secret is Patience"
Real Pressed Violet
Completed Wall Plaque
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #179 - Nature
Challenges 4 Everybody # 30 - Anything Goes  
Try it On Tuesday - Go Dotty  - Dots on Owl

Use it Tuesday Challenge #64 - Use two Hoarded items - My pressed violet and the purple ribbon

Friday, September 27, 2013

Christmas Grafitti

Make it Crafty and Miss Muffet Stamps presents a Graffiti Party.  You can register for the challenge HERE and receive a couple of images for free.

You can find the Grafitti Collection at Make it Crafty and Miss Muffet

I have coloured with copics and added some glitter on the tree and skateboard, added lettering stickers and mounted on coloured cardstock.  A great card for my teenage grandson.

Make it Crafty and Miss Muffet Stamps presents a Graffiti Party.

Pretty in Pink

This very cute witch is from Stitch Bear.  She is called "Starr" and I have had her for a while and love dressing her in different colours.  It is Spring where I live and this time I thought how about some pretty pink and purples.  I have used Copic Pens and Kindy glitter to colour her.  I never throw off cuts of paper away, even though sometimes I wonder why.  This card has been made with all scrap papers, large pink piece for the card and then small pieces of mauve papers, some faux sititching at the top and letter stickers for the sentiment.

Entered into:

The Paper Players # 164 - Sandy's Sketch
One Stitch at a time #182 - Anything Goes
Cuttin & Stampin #38 -Use your scraps
The Paper Shelter # 130 - Stitching, Faux or Real.

Male Cards

I am always looking for a male card, seems to be more boys thans girls around here.  Here are a couple of CAS, that I have created with images from Printable Heaven.

Entered into:
Digi Sketch Challenge - For the Boys - The Zebra Card
Eclectic Ellapu - For a Boy - The Dog Card
The Male Room - ANIMAL, AVIAN OR AQUARIAN - Either, I went with Animal

Digi Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fat-tastic Tuesday # 2- Add a Charm

Fat-tastic Tuesday is BACK, check out these cute 4 x 4 designs, so much fun and a great size for a small card, whether it is for a birthday or just to write a little note in.

Here is my DT example for challenge # 2.  I got to play with Lucy Sunshine's - Wandas 1st Spring, you will find it HERE along with lots of other very cute designs.

I have coloured Wanda in copics, mounted on some striped paper, added a flower to her hair and one to the flower on her trunk (the pink petals are the image ones).  Some embroidered roses, ribbon and a heart charm.  It's Spring and she is looking for her Prince Charming.

Fat-tastic Tuesday # 2- Add a Charm
Polka Doodle  & Studio 12 Week 38 - Candy Colours (Life savers)
613 Avenue Create Challenge #38 - Anything Goes/Optional create your own colour challenge (Pink, Green and White)
Make It Monday MIM #59 - Anything goes

Monday, September 23, 2013

ABC Christmas Challenge S is for Stocking

I've combined to stamps for this card, PGO Stocking alone and a cardinal (no name), I have coloured with Copic and Touch Pens, added some kindy glitter. Punched out some little branches/leaves and added some small flowers, mounted on green and red cardstock.

ABC Christmas Challenge S is for Stocking
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #98 - Dies/Punches

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #178 - Back to School - 22 September, 2013

Sunday again, that means Robyn's Fetish has a new Challenge. this time the theme is Back to School.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by KPM Doodles Store

The winner of this weeks challenge will be able to choose 2 sets 
from the KPM Doodles Store

I've used three images from KPM Doodles Store, called Bears At School, to make a little scene,  look for them HERE

All coloured with alcohol markers, the tree, the picnic bear and the student bear.  I have placed the student bear into a think bubble, because as he is having his picnic he is thinking of going back to school, while he catches honey dripping from the hive.  Added some bling and mounted all on some alphabet paper and a bright red card.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #178 - Back to School
Stampin'for Weekend - Back to School 
Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge #26 - Summer Days

Saturday, September 21, 2013

CAS for a Child not feeling the best

This simple little card has been made with an image of a cat, not sure where he comes from, I coloured hiim in bright colours, and typed a sentiment onto the card.

Addicted to CAS #22 - Get Well

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #102 - Crazy for Daisies

He Loves me, He loves me not!  How many of us have said that with a daisy when we were young.  Simple ATC this week, coloured with copics, cut out some petals and labelled them. layered onto patterned paper.

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #102 - Crazy for Daisies

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge # 60 - Shades of Brown

This weeks callenge at Brown Sugar is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I got to use Gus Birthday, you can find Gus and lots of other images at Bugaboo Stamps.

The theme is Shades of Brown, I used a lot of the E colours in the Copic range.  I mounted gus on Kraft paper, gluing down the bike and then used 3d squares to elevate his torso of the card.  I put glue on his knees to thickend the paper and then bent them.  All mounted on Kraft paper card, layered with brown cardstocks, the added sentiment came with the image.  I also added a "Boys" split pin.

Brown Sugar Challenge # 60 - Shades of Brown

Where does inspiration come from?

I had lots of inspiration for this card, which is about 6 x 6 inches. The little image is from Lacy Sunshine and is the free digi for this fortnights challenge, called "Pearl Sea Kissed Mermaid and can be found HERE.  I've been working longer hours for the last 2 weeks and when that happens my mind goes into overdrive, so here is what I came up with:

Digi Sketch
Firstly the challenges this card is entered into:

Digi Sketch Challenge - Use a Rubber Stamp
(scroll down for stamps - lots of little rubber stamps)
The Paper Shelter # 129 - A card with many folds
(scroll down for folds - 4 folds if you count openening the card) 
Lacy Sunshine # 17 - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls # 2 - Anything Goes

Card laying flat
Fold one and Rubber Stamp 1
Fold 2 and more stamps
Fold 3 and even more stamps
Card on an easel, it pops
I have used 5 different coloured cardstocks, lots of bling and a flower.  The card lays flat in the envelope and when is taken out the folds pop a bit so someone will check under them, thats the theory anyway.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Autumn Fall Autumn Fall

In Australia we call it Autumn, it is always very pretty where I live and we get the most amazing technicolour panorama whichever way we look.  Summer is my most favourite, but Autumn would be second on the list as it can still be quite warm.

This small card has  stamped images, which I have coloured with Copic, Kaiser and Touch pens, and then cut out, and used pearls for her buttons. I have punched out flowers and placed gems in their centres.  The little sentiment is my own little quote, and if you want to use it, please do so.

Entered into the following challenges
613 Avenue Create #37 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist "Happy Fall Y'All"
Eclectic Ellapu - Inspired by a Song  - Feed the Birds (from Mary Poppins)
One Stitch at a Time #181 - Autumn / Fall creation
ABC Challenges - Fall
Perfect Sentiment PSC 92 - Find me some Fall
The Crazy Challenge CCH#154 - Colour Inspiration

The Crafters Cafe Challenge No 29

Flowers! I have used the Pointy Poinsettia Flower from Fred She Said Designs, you can find it HERE.  Some of the images at Fred She Said come with precoloured versions, others come with Cutting Files.  The Poinsettia came with the digital stamp and the cutting file, I used the cutting file in my Ecraft to cut the Flower on the front, I moulded the petals and glued some layers together.  The small flower inside the card, was the digital version, coloured with Copic pens and hand cut.  I used red cardstock for the card, which I layered with a silver glitter paper

 The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 29 - Flowers
Try it on Tuesday - Make your own Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie - Dies and Punches
Just Inspirational Challenges - Dies Cuts or Punches - the Flower Die Cut

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fat-tastic Tuesday - Buttons

Fat-tastic Tuesday, the place that loves 4x4 fat pages, has been refurbished and is open for challenges, go over and take a look at these little works of art.  FAT-TASTIC TUESDAY.

Buttons, buttons and more buttons: I have lots of buttons, some very old and rare ones, thanks to my Mother In Law and her mother who saved them, no sisters, no daughters, lucky for me I got the button tin. I often feel like I should sort them, but I love hunting through the piles when I am looking for something special, always see something different. lol, maybe I need new glasses.
Some of my buttons, in this pile there would be buttons over 100 years old.
My first fat page has an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, look for it HERE
Coloured with Copic pens, added some hessian, stickers and of course glitter, after all Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without glitter, can't begin to tell you how much my hubby loves glitter.
Some very old buttons used here

For my second fat page I delved into that pile of buttons and came up with some flower buttons, the cat which is coloured with colouring pencils, has a gem heart nose and a pretty ribbon is called Cat Freebie Friday, I have had him for nearly 3 years, if anyone knows the artist, please let me know.  I love him and have used him several times, always pieced, thia time it is his face, cheeks and tail.
Fat-tastic Tuesday #1 - Buttons
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #224 - Paper Piecing
MIM  # 158- Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge Groyup - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #29 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #177 - People at their Jobs - 15 Sept, 2013

Time for another Robyn's Fetish Challenge, looking for People at their Jobs.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by 
Broken Box Stock

The winner from this weeks challenge wins
The Holiday Toodle Digital Stamp Set
The Everyday Toodle Digital Stamp Set

I got to play with Cut Out Cookie Toodle, she's very cute baking all those cookies and you can find her HERE
I've used Copic and Touch Pens, added some kindy glitter and liquid pearls, some bling and a butterfly

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #177 - People at their Jobs
4 Krafty Girlz # 1 - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Little Boys and their Sports

This little ATC has an image called 'Knight Master' by Jelly Park, which I won.  You will find him HERE

Coloured with Copic pens and mounted on red and blue cardstock

 The Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #101 - Boy Oh Boy
Fun with ATCs #96 - Stripes  (On his shield)
My next card, also a male card has an image of a cute bear, I only know him as tegning53, anyone know the artist and I will add their name to this posting.
 I have coloured him with copics, made is fur fuzzy, added a 3d sticker and a gel sticker also, mounted on graph paper, red cardstock and a blue card.
The Male Room #4 - Sports and Hobbies  (Little boys hobbies are dressing up, playing with their toys and going skateboarding)
Fussy and Fancy # 96 - Sport  (Skateboarding)
Polka Doodles & Studio 12 Week 37 - One for Boys

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sami Stamps Challenge # 5

Another cute image from Sami this month, the theme of this months challenge is Die Cuts and or Punches

I've made a fat page for a journal, coloured with copics, leaves, flowers and bird are all punches.  Added some bright hot pink roses, lots of bling, a butterfly and a sentiment.  After all it is Spring where I live.

Sami Stamps #5 - Die Cuts/Punches

Grandparents Day

This little card is to celebrate Grandparents Day - Who would have guessed we get a day!!!!  My grandchildren have lots of grandparents, when the first two were born, they had 4 grandparents and 6 great grandparents, sadly three have passed away, but at the ages of 17 and 15 they can still boast as having 3 grandparents and 4 great grandparents, thats pretty special.  Our youngest when born had 4 grandparents and 3 great grandparents, at the age of 8 he has only lost one greatgrandparent - pretty special for them to see all the generations, like a living history when we all get together.

The images are from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, Lucy Valentine Girl and Randy Valentine Boy, look for them HERE

Quote: Grandchildren are God's Way of compensating us for growing old - Mary H Waldrip
Entered into The challenge at
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Optional -Grandparents
Make It Monday #157 - Anything Goes


A very simple sympathy card, I have altered a silhouette making it pink and grey, printed a sentiment, I have layered the image onto black cardstock onto a white card, adding a black bow.

Entered into  ABC Challenge #44 - Sympathy


Love this quote from Emily Bronte

"Love is like the wild rose briar, friendship is like the holly tree. 
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms. 
But which will bloom most constantly"

The image on this card is from Stitchy Bears and is called "Juliet", the shop can be found HERE.  I have coloured Juliet is Copic pens, layered red, green and silver cardstock onto a white card, aqdded the sentiment, some red roses and some homemade holly.

Card entered into the following challenges

Use it Tuesday # 63 - Friendship (need to use something from your stash) All the cardstock was offcuts and the red roses have been with me forever.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 176 - Must use Yellow, Blue and Red - 8 September, 2013

The theme this week is you must use Yellow, Blue and Red.  I've used an image called Chicken Cute and you can find it at Milk Coffee Stamps

Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee Stamps
The winner of this weeks challenge will be able to choose 3 digital stamps 
from Milk Coffee Stamps

I have used Copic and Touch Pens for this cute image, the little nest looks green, thats what happens when you put blue and yellow together.  Punched out some circles and layered them on a blue card, added some ribbon, flowers and bling.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 176 Yellow, Blue and Red
Eclectic Ellapu Family Pets  

Digistamps for Joy challenge #75 - Inspired by the 60s

Things I remember about the 60s, my mini skirt I wore to work was shorter then the skirt I wore to play netball, luckily by then pantyhose were the in thing to wear. Touch tone phones were introduced, no more dialling! the Rolling Stones, Can't Get No Satisfaction (I never have been a Beatles Fan), got scared by the movie Rosemary's Baby and I was allowed to have my dinner in front of the TV to watch the replay of the moon landing, something unheard of in our home.  I had listened to it over the phone, thanks to Mum ringing me and leaving it near the radio.

Here is my fat page for a celebration journal I am doing this year, 44 year Anniversary of the Moon Landing, the image is from Digistamps4Joy and was the freebie this month.

Coloured with copic and touch pens, some glossy accent and tiny stars added.

Entered into
Digistamps4 Joy Challenge #75 - Inspired by the 60s

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #100 - Use 100

I've used a vintage image, and turned it into an ATC that I will be placing in a Celebrations Journal I have been doing all year.  I printed the design twice, once on the card and one to colour and cut out.

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Use 100

Brown Sugar Challenge # 58 - Animals

We are looking for animals at Brown Sugar this week, I've used a cute mouse from Robyns Fetish called Putting up the tree, which can be found along with lots of other cute images HERE

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish

Robyn's Fetish  is happy to award one winner her choice of 5 digital stamps.

I have coloured the image with Copic and Touch Pens.  I have printed and coloured the image twice, paper piecing his hat and boots.  Sculptured the tree top to bend outwards and added a Christmas sentiment.

Side on view
Close up of paper piecing
Brown Sugar Challenge # 58 - Animals
Top Tip Tuesday - Paper Piecing
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics 
Just Inspiration  - New Monthly Challenge  - Animals
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas