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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Autumn Sale at Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store

Click on Sale sign to go to store

Sketch Time part 2

This wonderful sketch is from The Paper Players. The Image Meljen's Designs - Vroom Vroom was a freebie about 18 months ago and has been coloured with Copic Penns. You can check out her cute designs HERE

The Paper Players - Sketch
ABC # 51 - What's old is new again (my little car) 

Sketch Time

This Sketch is from Digi Sketch and this fornight they have asked for 1,2,3 different things.  I have used Copic pens to colour the girl, her skirt and belt are paper pieced from some of the designer papers I have used. 
Digi Sketch - 123 - 1 Image, 2 colours (Pink and Aqua), 3 Circles.
Polka Doodles Digi Choosday - Fashion Divas
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes /optional Twist Paper Piecing

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crafters Cafe Challenge #35 - Birthday Celebrations

We're celebrating Birthdays this week at Crafter Cafe, this cute image is from Eureka Stampede and can be found HERE.  Called Party Poopers thought they looked cute sitting on the grass barking out the congratulations, coloured with alcohol markers, the grass is a punch, the ballons I've cut from some birthday cardstock.

Crafters Cafe Challenge #35 - Birthday Celebrations
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fan-Tastic Tuesday # 7 - Halloween

Big and Bigger news  Fat-tastic Tuesday has had a name change -  drum roll.....................................

We are now

Where it is Hip to be Square, any size, any project so long as it is Square
 This image is from our sponsor this week, Lacy Sunshine, it is one of her Lady Heather's Curiosities images, this one is called Sadie. look for her and others HERE

I've used orange and black carsdstock and some trick or treat ribbon.  Sadie is coloured in Copic and Touch pens with some added glitter to her hair, lashes and flower.  I have lightly brushed white liquid pearls over the skulls heads to make them shiney.

Entered into:
Stampin for Weekend - Something Spooky
Created with Love CWLC 64 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday # 164  - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 183 - Halloween, 27 October, 2013

Cute designs equal cute Halloween 

This weeks sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy

The winner of this weeks challenge will receive 
3 sheets of their choice from The Whoopsi Daisy Store 

I had lots of fun working with this image, one of 4 on the Halloween sheet.  A lot of Whoopsi Daisy images also come precoloured, if you are in a hurry that can help.  This time I coloured the witch with Copic and Touch pens and added some glitter to her clothes.  I embossed the back sheet, added some shapes distressed with gold ink, flowers, gems, ribbon and purple mesh tied into a bow.  Added a typed sentiment to complete the card.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Brown Sugar # 65 - Autumn

I received a beautiful image called "Bird House Swirls" from Stitch Bear this week to use in the Autumn challenge at Brown Sugar.  It is a very delicate image more like a doodle sketch and I wanter to keep it light and delicate.  I printed the image in two or three oranges, so there would be no black in the image.  Then I couloured different parts of the image with Copic/Touch and Kaiser pens.  I cut away the edges of the images to loosely follow the vines around the image.  Mounted on 3 different autumn coloured papers, added an apricot rose and a little wooden bird.

Close Up

Brown Sugar Challenge # 65 - Autumn
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Card Crafters Circle Challenge # 98 - Autumn Splendour

As a member of the Design Team for Robyns Fetish Challenge, I was invited to be a GDT for Card Crafters Circle this week. How lucky am I?  I have used an image from Robyn's Digital Stamps and More Shop called " Basket of Apples", my favourite fruit, eat tons each year.
First an explanation about the sentiment

she's apples

Australian/NZ informal used to indicate that everything is in good order and there is nothing to worry about. [from apples and spice or apples and rice, rhyming slang for 'nice']
I've made it for my hubby's birthday (today) as he is always using rhyming slang.

Coloured with Copic Pens, I fancy cut the image. Used a cream coloured card, with orange cardstock, then a little hint for next time you have to wander around the hardware store, check out the paint samples, yes, you guessed it, the yellow card is actually a paint sample card.  Typed the sentiment and mounted onto orange cardstock as well.

The Male Room # 7 - Nature - My lovely Apples

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Colours of Halloween

This card has an image from Pink Gem Designs called Dillon with the Watering Can ( I have cut of his wings and the watering can for this card.

I coloured the image with copic and touch pens, added some glitter to his tummy.  I used a glossy purple card, added black, orange and purple cardstock.  The black is attached in 4 separate places across the card,  this is to allow three small tags to be placed on the card, which can be pulled out and pushed in.

The tags have been coloured with copic pens and inks of various shades, then each one stamped with a sentiment on one side and a small image on the reverse.  Some added ribbon and green pearls complete my card with tags.

Green Tag

Tags out
Tags in

613 Avenue Create Recipe

Entered into:
613 Avenue Create- Anything gor or Create your own challenge recipe (I've circled the items I've used)
Just Inspirational - Use a Tag
Cuttin and Stampin # 42 - Colour Challenge - Orange, Purple, Green and Black
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Halloween or Halloween Colours
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge # 100 - Celebration (Birthday Celebration)

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #107 - Halloween Cute

A couple of cute witches feature (vintage image)  on my ATC this week,  well, I'm sure there are a lot of males who would think they are Halloween cute.  lol

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #107 - Halloween Cute
Fun with ATCs #99 - Night
Lunagirl Moonbeam Blog Challenge 13 - Witchery

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It must be Halloween

Halloween has never been very big in Australia, but the stores are definitely pushing more and more merchandise each year, so who  knows maybe, one day, it will be just as big here as it is in other parts of the world.

This post highlights two Halloween projects I have completed, the first a card, the second a treats bag.

My trick or treat card features a witch with a rat, a sketch of my own, she has been coloured with Copic pens.   I have used her before a couple of years ago, but thought she could do with an update. so I have given her some glitter and gems, a new card and ribbon.

This is my treats bag with an image from Scrappers Delights called The Mummy, an image I recently won, you can find her HERE.  The bag has been made from an envelope, the Mummy is coloured with Copic pens, I've given her a black safety pin to get her bandages in order and aded a ribbon to the side of  the bag.  Filled the bag with goodies, now have to see if anyone knocks on the door.

Halloween projectes entered into:
Eclectic Ellapu - Halloween - Trick or Treat Witch Card 
Use it Tuesdays - Creatures - Trick or Treat Witch Card - RAT, out of my stash flowers and refurbished Witch
Oldie but a Goodie - Spooky - Trick or Treat Witch Card, old item is my refurbished Witch

Simon Says Monday - Spooky - Mummy Treats Bag
Creative Cutting Challenge - Halloween - Not a Card - Mummy Treats Bag
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween - Mummy Treats Bag

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday # 6 - Ribbons

Had so much fun with this image, I only used reds and purples to colour the image with Copic Pens, added some bows and ribbons.

The image is from Robyn's Fetish Stamp and More Store and is called Red Hat Mama, look for her HERE

Fat-Tastic Tuesday  # 6  - Ribbons

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Digital Stamps at Robyn's Fetish Store

School Boy is a new image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and more, you can find him and his school house  HERE

The images have been coloured with Copic and Touch Pens.  The school house has been pirinted 3 times and certain parts coloured and layered, The bushes have been layered off centre to give more depth to them, the little boy has also been fussy cut and mounted on blue patterned cardstock, the rest of the card is made from a patterned brown cardstock.  Two gel stickers have been added, one says "All Grown Up" and the other "Hooray for the First day"

Robyns Fetish Challenge - New Digis -  School Boy

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 182 - Fall - 20 October, 2013

This week is Fall week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge, I got to play with Fall by Melonheadz, check it out HERE

This weeks sponsor is Melonheadz
The winner this week receives a $15.00 gift certificate to the Melonheadz Illustrating store

There are a number of images in the Fall set, I've used the Scarecrow, the pumpkins and the sentiment to create a 4x4 fat page, Kraft Card mounted on Orange cardstock, I printed the sentiment on the Kraft card, coloured the images with Touch Pens, sculptured the pumpkins and mounted both images with 3d squares, added a brown flower.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Easy Male Card

Here is a quick 5 minute male card, I have used black cardstock for the card, used some Digital Alpha stamps to spell out Happy Birthday, on this particular card I have coloured some parts of the sentiment digitally, but you can also use other mediums for a splash of colour.  I've used blue and for the inside I reduced the size and printed in black only, you'll see the blue became a gray (a light shade of black).

This particular Alpha is from KPM Doodles, called Alphabet Soup stamps and can be found HERE.  If you are looking for some different Alphas, check Pininterest for some ideas.

Close Up of colouring
Entered into
Top Tip Tuesday # 112 - Black and White with a Splash of Colour

Friday, October 18, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge # 64 - Blue, Grey and White

I got to use this cute design by Bugaboo called Mouse with a present this week for the Brown Sugar Challenge Blue, Grey and White, look for it HERE,  coloured with Copic Pens and mounted on Silver Glitter and Blue Cardstock. Another non traditional coloured Christmas card.

Brown Sugar Challenge # 64 - Blue, Grey and White
C.R.A.F.T.Challenge # 229 - Christmas
Polka doodles & Studio 12 Week 42 - Christmas is Coming

Thursday, October 17, 2013


I found a challenge this week for chalkboard, OK I never had any but I could create some, so I spent some time on the computer and came up with this:

A free Digital Chalkboard cane be found at Jenni from the Blog
And here is a list of the fonts I used:
Futura Hand;    Peanuts Gang Dingbats;    Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded;    Grutch Shaded
Wendy Doodles    MS Outlook
Then I printed my chalkboard, mounted it on Krat and Brown cardstock, did some faux stitching and placed a brad in each corner.

 Entered into:
Cuttin/Stampin # 41- Chalkboard
Just Inspiration -Brads
Created with Love - CWLC # 62 - Sewing Real or Faux (I chose faux)

Christmas Card

Cute image is from The Paper Shelter called, There's a Penguin in my Cocoa, look for him HERE

Coloured with Copic and Touch Pens in shades of Orange and Green, I have also used Orange and Green Kindy Glitter.

Entered into
The Paper Shelter Challenge #133 - Use two colours only
ABC Christmas Challenge U - Under the tree - Presents
Simon Says (Wed) Christmas/Happy Holiday

Embossed Thank you

This image is from Digistamps 4 Joy and is called Miss Mandy, you will find her HERE.

Coloured with Copic pens, I've added flowers to her hair.  Emboss white card with a floral embossing pad and a Thankyou sentiment.

Entered into:

Digistamps 4 Joy # 78 - Embossing
Perfect Sentiment PSC 96 - Clean and Simple Thank you
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Simon says Monday - Nautical

I've use a vintage image, which I have matted with blue and placed on a white card, which I have embossed with a Postcard embossing pad.  I have lightly chalked the embossing

Entered into
Simon Says Monday - Nautical
Top Tip Tuesday # 112 - Black and White with a splash of colour
Scribble and Scrap # 3- Anything Goes

Piling it on for Autumn

The Paper Planet has a monthly progressive challenge running with very cute Sassy ladies, this one is called Scarecrow Sassy and you can get it freem HERE.

Coloured wuith Copic and Touch Pens, added some glitter, buttons, leaves, flowers and gems

Inside Verse
Paper Planet Monthly Progressive Challenge - Fall
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create # 41 - Pile it On

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #106 - Go Gothic

This image is called Gothic Girl, no idea where I got her from, I have had for for over 2 years, but she is a cute gothic girl.  Coloured with Copics andd some added glitter, mounted on black and purple cardstock

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #106 - Get Gothic

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crafters Cafe Challenge # 33 - How Adorable

I got to play with a very cute Koala from QKR Stampede this week, called 'Hug Me', you can find him and lots of other cute images HERE.

Coloured with copic pens, the fur on his hat and pompom have been given some texture with white liquid pearls, some glitter on the holly.  Real eucalypt (gum) leaves, and gumnuts for his background.  When I saw this image I thought of the kids when they open their arms to express something as so big, and that is what the sentiment is all about.

Crafters Cafe Challenge # 33 - How Adorable

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday # 5 - Autumn

I was lucky enough to choos an image from Eureka Stamps this week for my fat page, I chose a cute design called Leaf Ride, look for it HERE

I have coloured the image with Copic pens, printed the image twice and I have layered the leaf for dimension.  Embossed the backing with a leaf pattern, which I have added ink and some gold pencil highlights.  The other leaves on the page are from the same embossing pad, inked and coloured.  Added a Treats sentiment, because I think it would be a treat to ride in a leaf, and maybe they are off for a spot of trick or treating, the sentiment is ribbon.
 Check out theAutumn Fat  Pages at  Fat-Tastic Tuesday # 5 - Autumn

Close up of layered leaf
Entered into:
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 week 12 - Halloween
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
ABC # 49 - Halloween

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Male Card

I have printed some steampunk balloons onto blue cardstock, mounted on brown and then onto a black card,  Added two dimensional stickers

And on the inside, some more of the printed balloon
The Male Room - Transport and/or travel
Fussy and Fancy Challenge  - One for the Boys
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 181 - Square Cards Only - 13 October 2013

The theme this week is for square cards only - I received a cute image from Paper Pretties called Helium, you can find him HERE

Our Sponsor this week is Paper Pretties

The winner of this weeks challenge will be able to choose 6 digital stamps 
from the Paper Pretties Store

I used Copic Pens to colour the image and layered him on two blue squares, then layered a white 5x5 card with silver cardstock.  I let the balloon float above the card so that it stood, placed one of the hearts on the silver and added a sentiment.  This is going to a little boy who is turning 1 very soon.

Rubber Stamps Only

Firstly a confession, I don't like using clear/rubber stamps and do it rarely, why? because I have loads of trouble getting a crisp clear image.  This ATC uses clear stamps only, from Crafters Companion.  I have coloured the boot with Copic pens and layered onto green cardstock.

Entered into

Fun with ATCs - at least 3 stamps
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use a rubber or a clear stamp

Simply Thankyou

4 x 4 card, love doing the small squares of art/craft, check out Fat-tastic Tuesday for more small square treasures, this one features a stamp of a little girl, (rubber stamp) monotone coloured with copic, layered in Autumn coloured papers and cardstock and two stamped sentiments.

Sketch from Digi Sketch

Shelly's Picture Inspiration

Entered into
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch /Love - Thank you with kisses
Shellys TTT Challenge October Picture Inspiration
Perfect Sentiment  PSC95- Layered Thanksgiving - I have doen a thank you card
C.R.A.F.T Challenge # 228 - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving - I chose Autumn
Simons Says Wed Challenge Clear/Rubber Stamps