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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 244 Anything Goes- 28th December, 2014

Anything goes this week at Robyn's Fetish Challenges, Our sponsor for the week is Stamp Art Design by Kathryne

I chose Little Bear Spring Bonnet for my card which can be found in the 
Whimsy Stamps store 
The prize this week is 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice
from the Stamp Art Designs by Kathryne Store

Coloured with Copic Pens, layered on aqua and pink cardstock, I've added flowers to complete the card.

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 244  Anything Goes- 28th December, 2014

Entered into:
SisterAct - Anything Goes
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes
Inspiration Desitnation - Anything Goes
Through the Crafting Door - Anything Goes

Baby Blue

This layout features a photo of my youngest grandson at his Christening.  He is a lot bigger now, thought I might do a layout for each of his years and give it to my daughter and her husband on his 10th Birthday next year.

I have followed a recipe from 123 Get Scrappy, I've use buttons, a tag and a blue background.

The kit comes from Paper Garden Projects and is called "Garden", check out the store, the kit also comes with cutting files.

I have recoloured some pieces to keep a blue theme.

123 Get Scrappy - Recipe

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 26 - All White - Midway - 27 December, 2014

Our sponsors this fortnight are

Digital Delights
Prize - $5.00 gift voucher
Jessica Weible Illustrations 
Paper Pretties Images
 Prize - 5 digital images
Sami Stamps 
  Prize - $12 Gift Certificate
Sassy Studios 
Prize - 4 digital image
For my all white card I chose 'Little Angels Cute set' from Jessica Weible.  I printed out the Angels and Dove onto white cardstock and then used different dies to cut around them, Mounted onto a white card that I embossed with my scorpad, I added a doily, ribbon down the side, white roses, pearly flourishes (from Flourish with a Bling).  And a Silver star and sentiment completes the card.

Open Minded Challenges # 26 - All White - 18 December, 2014

Entered into
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Merry Christmas - Anything Goes
CHNS - Christmas Extra Challenge
Just Inspirational - Christmas

Friday, December 26, 2014

DSC # 120 - Anything Goes - 26 December 2014

I'm very happy to announce that I have been welcomed into the DT at Digitally Sweet Challenges.  Most of the projects you will see from me for these challenges will be totally digitally created.  I have been doing digital scrapping for a great number of years, way before I got into blogging.  The main reason I started was the costs involved with crafting, I could use the same paper over and over the same elements could be duplicated, the letter "e" never ran out in an alphabet sheet.

Don't get me wrong I love to get down and dirty with glue, glitter, mixed media, and a lot of the layouts I create do get printed and put into srapbooks and then traditionally scrapped as well.  But I find that digital work late at night whilst everyone is asleep is absorbing and relaxing, gets me through any bad patches I might come up against.  Well! after that long spiel.  Here's is some inspiration for this weeks challenge "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor is Bugaboo, you have to love the fun sentiments that come with these images.

No prizes for guessing who these cute kids are. lol.  Never realised I was such a poser, and my hubby gave up hobby horses many years ago and took to riding in cars.


Happy New Year to ewe

Brown Sugar # 126 - Happy New Year - 26 December, 2014

This weeks sponsor is 

I chose "Steampunk Snow" for my New Year Project, coloured with Copic Pens.  together with some diecut cogs and a 2015 sentiment, all have been added to a purple designer paper (I know it looks black in the photo)  I've added swirls of glitter and some bling to repesent somefireworks.  All have been placed on the cover of a child's diary.

Brown Sugar # 126 - Happy New Year - 26 December, 2014

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - Anything Goes
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #96 - CAS Gift Card- 24th December, 2014

Two great sponsors this week

QKR Stampede

 Fred She Said

I chose QKR Stampede's "Full Stocking" for my CAS tag, coloured with Copic Pens, I have attached the image to the tartan paper and then to dark green cardstock. Quick and Simple, just what you need this close to gift giving time.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #96 - CAS Gift Card- 24th December, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Big Thank You

This first card has an image from DS4J, it is their monthly Christmas image for December.  Coloured with Copic Pens, glitter and liquid pearls for highlights.  Mounted on white sparkling paper, with silver ribbon and gold edgings.  A Silver star and gold sentiment completes this card.

A big thankyou to Digistamps 4 Joy for these wonderful monthly Christmas images.

 Entered into:
Digistamps4 Joy December Christmas Challenge
CHNS Christmas Extra Challenge

Next card has an image by From the Heart and is called "Christmas Spirit Birdbrain", which was the December image, coloured with Copic Pens and given a big red nose, layered with matching cardstock and a gold sentiment.

A big thankyou to From The Heart for their wonderful monthly images.

Entered into:
From The Heart December Challenge
CHNS Christmas Extra Challenge

The next card has an image from Imagine That, called Joy Birds, it was their December challenge image.

I have always wanted to use the word Joy on someone's card whose name was Joy. Everyone calls Mum Joy, but that didn't make sense to make a card for Mum with her name.  Now I know a little girl whose second name is Joy.  And this image was perfect.

I used little wooden letters, covered with a gold pen for her first name (my watermark is over it), then coloured the image with copic pens, layered onto striped paper which has the words of "Twas the night before Christmas" on it. Added a gold sentiment to complete the card.

A big thankyou to Imagine That for their wonderful monthly images.
 Inside I typed a little poem

Entered into:

Image That - December Challenge:
CHNS Christmas Extra Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Traditional Christmas Colours

Next card for this post has an image from Lacy Sunshine, always cute! Called Christmas Caroller, it is this fortnights challenge image.  I think I was a bit over red, I went bright, brighter and brightest  (is there such a word?).  Coloured with Copic pens, I have used glitter on her hair and the musical notes. Silver paint for her ear muffs and gloves, liquid pearls for the snow.  Then I added a bright red flower! Guess I'm not over red yet!

A big thankyou to Lacy Sunshine for their wonderful fortnightly images.

Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine - Holiday Joy
CHNS Christmas Extra Challenge

One last card, this time the image is from A Day for Daisies, simply called "Teddy".  Coloured with Copic pens,  Teddy looks a bit spotty, but I have highlight him with some gold sparkly ink.  His spots are from the sun highlighting the glitter.  Fussy cut and layered onto a die cut, mounted on red and green matching cardstock.  And another of those red flowers popped in, they are from Flourish with a Bling

A big thankyou to A Day for Daisies for their wonderful challenge images.
Entered into:
 A Day forDaisies - Traditional Christmas Colours
CHNS Christmas Extra Challenge

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #243 Christmas Tags 21st December, 2014

Our sponsor tis week is

Oak Pond Creations

Prize: The winners choice of 3 digital stamps 
from the Oak Pond Creations Store.

I chose to use Ice Skates for my Christmas Tag,  printing and cutting out twice, I have layered the iceskates onto a diecut shape.  Added some silver snowflakes and red ribbon.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #243 Christmas Tags 21st December, 2014

Entered into:
613 Avenue Create - Snowflake

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #242 Winter Cards with Glitter - 14th December, 2014

Our Sponsor this week is

Broken Box Stock
Prize:The winners choice of 3 digital stamps (except sets) 
from the Broken Box Stock Store

I chose "Sled Ride Toodle" for this weeks challenge, I have used design glitter paper for the background and 3d snowflake glitter stickers.  The toodle is coloured with Copic Pens, the snowflakes in the image have been covered with glitter.

Entered into:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 25 - Unusual Christmas MIdway 13th December, 2014

Our sponsors this fortnight are
A & T Digital Designs 
Prize: 2 Digital Images

Delicious Doodles
Dilly Beans

 Prize: 3 Digital Images 

Eureka! Stamps
Prize: 5 Digital Images

I chose an image from Eureka called, Sick Bunny for my unusual Christmas card, thought I would let the Easter Bunny have his say.

The image has been coloured with copic pens, the background is an embossed designer paper that has a sheen to it, thought I would try the copics ont he paper and it worked great.  Diecut the paper and card, added a bow to the bunny, yep having a female bunny rabbit this year.

Open Minded Challenges # 25 - Unusual Christmas 6th  December, 2014

Entered into:
Diecut Divas - Christmas/Holidays
Natalie & Amy - Cute/Cuddle Christmas
Naughty and Nice Challenges  - Christmas
Animal Friends Challenge - December Anything Goes with an Animal

The Tree is trimmed, the gifts are wrapped!

The seaon is well and truly happening in this household, the tree is up, the decorations are on display, the gifts, well some of those are still in the shops, waiting for me to find them and nothing is wrapped or is it?

Here is a Christmas decoration I made for a side table this year.  I've used mainly Graphic 45 papers and embellishments, along with stickers, handmade flowers and bows.

I love the Russian nesting dollas and thought I would make a little group of Matryoshka Nesting Boxes   The largest is 3 inches by 3 inches and they graduate down by 1/2 inches increments, with the smallest box being just 1.5 x 1.5 inches.  They all fit nicely into each other, which great for packing away to use again.

Group of Matryoshka Nesting Gift Box Decorations
Entered into

2 Creative Chicks - Christmas Ornament
Bearly Mine - Christmas Decoration
Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas - no cards
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack - Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Christmas 
Top Tip Tuesday - Something for the home   Inspired by nesting dolls

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge #124 - Red, White and Green

Our sponsor this week at Brown Sugar is

I love Rick's ladies and this one is no exception,  I chose "North Pole Hoe Down", coloured with Copic pens, I have left her apron, white and not coloured it all.Fussy cut her out and layered onto a doiley.  Using red cardstock for the card, I matted with a striped paper that has the story of Twas' the Night before Christmas' printed on it.

The red and white bling flourishes and green leaves have been cut from larger flourishes and brnaches.  They and the bright red flowers are all from Flourish with a Bling.  They are having a sale this month.

Entered into:
Digi Sketch - Waiting for Christmas - I flipped the sketch

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #94 -Christmas - 10th December, 2014

Another two great sponsors this week

The Stamping Chef

I chose The Stamping Chef's "Krissy Kringle" for my Christmas card, using only Red and Green Copic pens, I coloured the image, adding some little Martha Stewart Punched branches, and a gorgeous red flower from Flourish with a Bling, check out their flowers HERE.  I've used silver and gold pens for highlights and a gold sticker sentiment.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #94 -Christmas - 10th December, 2014

Entered into:
CHNS Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Use Red
 V' Sweet Ideas - Holiday Theme
Emerald Fairies - Christmas Red and Green

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #241 Christmas Cards - 7th December, 2014

Christmas cards this time with our great Sponsor 

Robyn's Fetish Store & More
 Prize: The winners choice of 3 digital stamps
 from Robyn's Fetish Store and More
I chose "Elise" one very cute elf for my Christmas card, check out Robyn's sotre to find her.  The papers have been in myy stash for ages.  Elise is coloured with Copic pens, gold sticker sentiment and some red buttons complete the card.

Entered into:

Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons OR Bow (Tip: never throw shirts/clothes out before you remove the buttons)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Love Blue

Thought I would try a blue Christmas card, blue being my favourite colour, the image is one from Robyn's Fetish Store, called Mr Clause.  I love the simple lines of this Santa.

Coloured with Copic Pens and fussy cut, I have added different grades of glitter to his beard (yes his beard has flecks of colour - festive beard), suit and buckle, some 3d snowflake stickers and the beautiful flourish is from "Flourish with a Bling".All mounted on to designer snowflake paper.

It's not often I create a card that matches so many challenges, I know some people find lots and lots, but this little Santa card just seemed right for a number of different challenges so here goes:

Entered into:
CHNS Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Exrra December Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting Muskateers - Use Bling
LadyBug Crafts - Winter/Christmas
Naughty or Nice - Winter Holidays
Pixel and Paper - Snow
Sparkles Christmas - It's A Blue Blue Christmas
Try it On - Christmas is Coming
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it On
Penny's Papers - Favourite Colour - Always Blue, love all shades of blue.
Delicious Doodles - Christmas - Non Traditional
Dream Valley - True Blue
AAA Cards - Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

Thursday, December 4, 2014

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Lots of Christmas projects happening at the moment, here is a card featuring, "North Pole Enchantress" from Lacy Sunshine Designs.

Coloured with Copic pens, mounted on designer paper and red cardstock, A gold sticker sentiment, 3d stickers plus some green pearls and little stars complete the card.
Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine Challenge- North Pole
CHNS Christmas Challenge
613 Avenue Create -Anything Goes
Through the Crafting Door

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Warm Winter Wishes

Here is an ATC with an image from The Paper Shelter, called "Delicious Cocoa Outlines", check out their store HERE.

Now if you are a mother or a grandmother, you have to know that this is grammatically correct::

Sweater, n: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly

Entered into:
PolkaDoodles - Nordic Christmas (I think of thick woollen handknitted patterned jumpers and lots of hot chocolate)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #240 Anything Goes - 30th November, 2014

Our sponsor for this week is 
Sponsor Dragonsmoore, Spyders Other Corner.

The prize this week is The winner's choice of 5 digital stamps
from the  Dragonsmoore, Spyders Other Corner Store

I chose the image "Friends forever" for my handmade gift box, coloured with copic pens, I have added a butterfly to the side of the git box and a flower to close the top.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #240 Anything Goes - 30th November, 2014

Entered into:

Through the Crafting Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scribble n Scrap - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 24 - Grateful - Midway 29th November, 2014

5 great Sponsors again this fortnight

A Day for Daisies
Winner gets their choice of 3 images
Digistamps 4 Joy
Winner gets their choice of 5 images
Just Some Lines
Winner gets their choice of 4 images
The East Wind
Winner gets their choice of 3 images
The Stamping Chef
Winner gets their choice of 3 images

I chose Mysteri Meditates from Digistamps 4 Joy for my Grateful card.  Mysteri is coloured with Copic Pens and fussy cut, I've used a white card and a diecut frame, her arms are over the bottom of the frame and 3d squares have been used behind the top of the image, to give an effect of her leaning out, a simple typed sentiment on a diecut, with diecut hearts to complete the card.
Open Minded Challenges # 24 - Grateful - 22 November, 2014

Entered into:
Through the Crafting Door - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Die Cuts
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Scribble n Scrap - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #92 -Thank You Card - 26th November, 2014

Two great sponsors this week
Sassy Studio Designs
Oak Pond Creations

I've used two cute images from Sassy this week, "Holiday Pie " and "Little Honey's Tinker Bell" for my thank you cards.

Holiday Pie has been coloured with Copic Pens, I have used a Martha Stewart Circular punch to shape the front of the card and hand cut the scallops on the back.of the card, adding some designer pasper to the inside. Some bling, a hand made bow and a typed sentiment to complete the card.

 Little Honey's Tinker Bell has been coloured with brown copics, I have coloured this image a number of times before, but thought for my Northern friends entering Autumn, lets go with browns this time. I've added some glitter to her wings and a rose to her hair, mounted on designer paper and kraftcard, little sentiment completes my card.

An a big thankyou for visiting my blog.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #92 -Thank You Card - 26th November, 2014

Entered into:
Sweet Pea Challenge - Thanksgiving
Joe's Scrap Shack - Thanksgiving
Sister Act - Cards Only - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Leaves
One Stitch at A Time - Thankyou
AAA Cards - Thanks

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A study in Black and White

These are some of my favourite photos of myself (I ususally hide from the camera lens), they span 23 years.  One of them is my all time favourite, can you guess which?

The quote on the layout is:  
A coloured photo shows the colour of the clothes; 
A black and white photo shows the colour of the soul.

I have merged the five photos with masks and layered with a bugaboo image called "Blocks Hummingbird, check out their designs HERE

Entered into:
Digitally Sweet - Opposites (Black and White)

Early Birthday

This little fellow reaches double figures next year, here he is turning 1.

I have used a Paper Garden Project kit called "Birthday Buddies", check out the great kits at Digi Chicks.  You will find digital kits, cutting files and hybrid pieces.

Entered into

Berry71bleu- Early Birthday
123 GetScrappy - Bingo (more than 1 photo, more than 2 ribbons, more than 5 brads)

Imagine That November Challenge

The image from Imagine That for November is "Jars of Cheer", the set came with coloured and uncoloured jars, plus lotsd of sentiments.  I've coloured the image with Copic Pens, I have made a bow with my envelope punch and placed it on top of the imagw bow, I left the label blankc, but added a diecut tied on with some gold cord, mounted on a circle of patterned paper and a doily.

Entered into:
Imagine That November Challenge
Clear it Out - Theme and Stash Anything Goes (stash ins the doiley)
Just Inspirational - Frame It
Simon Wednesday - Thanks

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #239 Use a Digi - 23rd November, 2014

This weeks Sponsor is 
 Fred She Said
Prize: $10.00 voucher

I chose 'Ornaments" to create my Christmas Cards, there are 4 different ornaments in the set,I chose to use one of them, but to colour them differently, both have been coloured with Copic and Touch pens. 

This one has been die cut and layered on another diecut, with light and dark green card stock and ribbon trimmings with a gold Sentiment.

For this card I use cream cardstrock, scallop cut the image and some yellow and blue cardstock. Punched out an edging and layered it with ribbon.  Punched some holly leaves and added some red pearls.  This one also has a gold sentiment.
Close up 

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #239 Use a Digi - 23rd November, 2014

Entered into:
A Little Bit Crafty - CAS
Christmas All Year Round - No Patterned Paper
CHNS - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
DieCut Divas - Holidays
Kraftyhands - Christmas Cheer
Choosday - CAS
Pennys Paper - Anything Goes