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Thursday, February 27, 2014


Just a simple one today, this card features an image by Frantoonie called Birthday Pup. This time I coloured the image digitally, printed, cut out and then layered on different coloured cardstock.
613 Avenue Create - Use colours of your Country's Flag
Come and Get it Challenges - Sweet Domestic Animals
The Paper Shelter - Animal Magic

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside

The image on this card is from Digi Darlas and is called "Beach Retreat" look for it and other images HERE.
The card inspiration came from some current challenges.

All I have done is colour the stripes on the chair and the beach ball and did some faux stitching around the image.

Sugar Creek Hollow #80 Dreaming of the Beach
The Craazy Challenge #165 - Red and White
 Top Tip Tuesday Stitching  I did Faux stitching
Oldie but a Goodie - Buttons
Make It Monday Anything Goes

I love Coffee

This little card came about because of a challengee at Addicted to CAS, the theme this fortnight has been Coffee, either the colour or maybe a cup of coffee etc.  Now, I drink black coffee, and I did think about a black and white card, but came up with this instead.  The only colouring is the mug and it has been coloured with a copic pen  Typed some words and hand wrote Enjoy, It is a card where a lot of us would sign and leave messages.  I also added a sentiment sticker, because if you are retiring there should be lots of FUN.

Addicted to CAS # 32 - Coffee
Try it on Tuesday - Handwriting
The Male Room - Retirement
 Paper Makeup Stamps - Warm Drink

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Autumn is coming

Yes, Autumn begins on Saturday here, the weather will get cooler from now on, saying that, we have superb Autumns in Victoria, nature turns on her golden hue, we should get warm days with the mornings and evenings cooler though.

This little girl has her warm clothes on which what reminded of the cooler weather.  Some of you will know the image, I don't, it was given to me to colour when I was doing some copic classes some time ago and I have been meaning to use and kept forgetting.

Anyway, she is coloured with copic pens and I have used two different greens and yellow cardstock for the card.  White pearls, which I have also colourd with copics and a yellow flower with orange and yellow glitter.

Delicious Doodles Yellow and Bloom
Eclectic Ellapu Sparkle

Happy Birthday from Rockabilly Boom

Loving these images from The Stamping Chef, I have been lucky and won a few, this is one and yes she is called "Rockabilly Boom" look for her HERE

Thought she would make a cute card for a male birthday, used striped and green cardstock for the background, a sentiment and 3d squares to lift image of the page.  Coloured with copics.

The Stamping Chef Anything Goes
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #73 Bright Funky Colours

Baby card with a difference

I suppose a bit of history about this card might help make sense of what I do when a second or third addition to the family arrives.  I learnt this when our Daughter was born, one of my Aunty's arrived with not only a present for her but also for our son, explaining that he should not be forgotten at this time.

This is a practice that I then started with family and friends, a baby gift is always accompanied with gifts for the siblings.  Hence my Hello! Baby Sister Card.

The image is a vintage one called Little Girl out on a Limb" which I have digitally recoloured.  Mounted together with gems and a typed sentiment and bow.

Inside is a Poem (it is a very old poem, but I don't have any clues to the author)

A Baby came to our house,
Not very long ago,
And Father says we'll keep her here
'Cause Mother loves her so.
I didn't understand at first,
My heart felt very sore.
It seemed to me that Mother
Wouldn't love me any more.

But Mother took me in her arms,
Just as she used to do,
And told me that a Mother's heart
Was big enough for two,
And that she loved me just the same,
Because of this, you see,
The place I have in Mother's heart
Is always kept for me.

My Time to Craft #236 Something New
Kaboodle Doodles #212 Use a Ribbon
Sister Act  #45 Anything Goes

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #24 Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle are our sponsors this week for Anything Goes, I chose "Bahama Woodstar", click on the badge to go to their store.

 Coloured with copic pens, handmade paper bow and a Gold Sticker Sentiment completed my square card this week.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #24 Anything Goes

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 200 - Fairies, Elves, Sprites or Pixies - 23 February, 2014

Our sponsors this week is
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The prize this week is the winners choice of digis from 
the Aurora Wings Shop up to the value of $20 listed value

I chose Grumpy Fae by Aurora Wings this week for my Fairies, Elves, Sprites or Pixies project this week.  I loved her little grumpy face.  The project is a gift tag, maybe for someone not feeling well, or someone that needs a little cheering up.

She has been coloured with copic/touch pens.  To her hair I have added die cut leaves and blue liquid pearls.  Glitter to her wings and the mushroom.  Her shoes have been coloured with glitter and liquid pearls, every good  Fae deserves pretty shoes.  Mounted on designer and pink cardstocks.  I became a little poet and typed the sentiment.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 200 - Fairies, Elves, Sprites or Pixies  - 23 February, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Digitally Sweet Challenge - Photo Inspiration

I found this great challenge site the other day where they accept digital work, couldn't resist this weeks theme.

Photo Inspiration
 It actually reminded me more of a retro look than vintage, I'm pretty vintage myself and this looked a lot younger than me. lol.

I have used a kit from Retro Designs, I am on her DT team and this is one of her older kits called "Tea Time", it's not available at this time, but check out Helen's store at Retro Designs Store.  There are wonderful digital kits and elements available.

I confess the photo is of my hubby and I at a wedding about 12 months ago, they had a photo booth set up so that all the guests could dress up and have their photos taken.  You got 2 copies of each photo, one to keep and one to put in an album for the bride and groom to keep, wonderful fun.

Digitally Sweet Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 4 MIDWAY, Monochromatic

Our 4th challenge this fortnight is at the midway mark, come and join us with your Monochromic creations.

Our Sponsors are:
 A & T Digital Designers
Delicious Doodles
The Stamping Boutique
Heather Ellis Designs

My midway Monochromatic project was to alter a box for me to put all my magical thoughts, maybe if I have a box to put these thoughts some of them may become magical lol.  

The image is from the Stamping Boutique and is called Back to School, I have used mauve and purple to cover the box and colour the image, lots of liquid pearls and glitter and some spell sentiments added as well.  I did add some red and yellow glitter and copic pen for the flame.

Box Lid

Different views of the box
 Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 4, Monochromatic 

Altered Eclectics Feb Challenge 
Whimsie Doodles - ABC - Anything but a Card
Crafty Girls Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Hybrid Card

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to join the creative team for Paper Garden Products, you can find these products at the Digichick Store.  

Cathrine designs Digital Kits, Cutting Files and Digital Stamps

For this set, I have used one of her digital kits called "Nurture", look for it HERE.

I created a digital layout with a bride and groom, then using that as my base I then created a hybrid card to go with the layout.

The background has been printed with the butterfly and then the two layers of the butterfly printed separately and layered with 3D squares.

Digital Layout

Hybrid Card

Hybrid Card Closeup

Baby News - CAS card.

This card has been made for a young couple who have announced they are expecting the patter of little feet later this year. Apparently they know what they are having, I for one don't like to know so haven't asked, hence you will find no blue or pink on the card.

I have layered some striped and spotted paper on a card, added some gold letters to make a sentiment and then added a wooden diecut to complete their card. 

The Paper Shelter # 146 - Dies
Fab 'n Funky # 204 - Spots and Stripes
Digistamps4joy - Dies

Lacy Sunshine - Hippie Eleanor - Lots of Layers

I've made a tag for this fortnights challenge, coloured Eleanor in bright colours and then used layered lots of pieces of cardstock from my stash.  Added bling here and there and a butterfly ribbon.

Lacy Sunshine - Hippie Eleanor - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley Challenges - Tag You're It
Penny's Papers # 165 - Lots of Layers

Brown Sugar Challenge # 82 - Add a charm

Lacy Sunshine is our sponsor this week, I chose this cute image called, Wix Moonlighter, to check out the store click on the badge.

I have coloured the image with copic pens, the moon is glued flat, Wix is raised with 3d squares.  After I coloured the image and cut it out I then cut off the two bottom lamps and three stars.  I used gold edging stickers in place of the chains, used 3d squares to replace the lanterns, two glitter stars to replace two of the stars and the heart charm in place of the third star.  I then added crystal gems across the bottom and down the side and some scattered across the purple background.

Brown Sugar Challenge # 82 - Add a charm
Daring Cardmakers -  Old but Not Forgotten
Creative Corner Challenges - A Little Bit
 (The stars would have to be over 10 years old, the heart is from a very old bracelet, and I am nearly at the end of my little gold edgings, they have seen many a creation over the years.)

Thursday, February 20, 2014


One of the thngs I love to do is to create using Digital Kits, I first started using them many years ago. at first so I could do hybrid creations, but then I got hooked on digital scrapping.  Here is a page inspired by a challenge for a Cameo this week.  I am using a new kit from Retro Designs, called  "FromTime to Time" you can find it HERE together with other beautifully designed kits.

I created the page with "From Time to Time" and then added a silhouette Cameo Image from Floppy Latte, which I recoloured to match the page.

 Then I used the design to create a Hybrid Card using a wooden cameo

Closeup of Cameo
Simons Says Monday - A Cameo Appearance
DL.ART Week # 2 - Thankful Thursday #126 - Vintage

Humorous Birthday

I've used a Kenny K freebie called 'Tug-A-War' for my shaped card.  I've extended the rope to go out on an extension arm of the card, where I have added candles and a birthday cake with lots of candles.

The image has been coloured with copics.

Come and Get It - Humorous Birthday
Just Inspirational - Shaped Card
Polkadoodles Choosday - Shaped Card
CWLC # 76 - Friends

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 51 - Vintage

Rick St Dennis is the sponsor this week, to check out his great store, click on HERE

We were asked to create a vintage project and I have made a vintage postcard, the verse comes from a vey old postcard, the image is called "Basket of Love".

I printed the image, and the little flower to the side I multiplied, the verse and the sentiment onto cream watecolour paper, coloured the image with Copic Pens.  I used a Staedtler marker to colour the B and the G, added a red glitter heart to the bottom of the B and then put red heart lace around the edges.

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 51 - Vintage
Lunar Moonbeams Challenge Warmiing up with Vintage Red
Polka Doodles and Studio 12 - Love
Creative Corner - From the Heart

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring time

With a lot of sites now starting to think of Spring, it is a strong reminder that our summer is nearly over and we will be entering Autumn in 9 days. Hopefully we will will have an Indian Summer and our warm weather will last for several weeks to come.

This gift bag features an image from Sassy Designs, she is called Effy Trinket, and she is the lady to use for this months Sassy Design Facebook Fan page challenge using spring colours. Check out the store HERE, you will also find a link to the Facebook Fan Page.

I have coloured her with copic pens, mounted on some designer paper, added flowers, glitter, liquid pearls, ribbon, and some birds to complete my spring gift bag.  A sentiment  completes the bag.

Sassy Design Facebook Fan Page - Effie Trinket, Spring Colours
Digi Sketch - Glitter It - Design from Digisketch, Glitter added to flowers and  on dress.
Crafty Cardmakers - Come Fly with me - must have a bird
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Flower Power
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - Spring Fever

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Bright and Happy

Our sponsor at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week is The Stamping Boutique
I have chosen one of their sentiment stamps for my card this week.  Called "Sunshine Sentiment"  As the theme is Bright and Happy, I thought I would colour the image digitally, I have added some sunshine and then layer it on bright paper.
Here is my 4 x 4 inch Gift card.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Bright and Happy

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 199 - Add Lots of Snow -16 February, 2014

Our sponsors this week is
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The prize this week a $15 gift certificate to the Melonheadz Illustrration Etsy Store

The DT were given a group of images called Season Winter to play with and we had to use as many of the illustrations as we could, I haven't used them all, but I did manage to get 10 of the illustrations into my wall plaque, which I am calling Winters Family Snapshot.

All illustrations have been coloured with copic and touch pens, I have added white liquid pearls to the snowballs and also to the background, 3d squares have been used to arrange these cute little images.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 199 - Add Lots of Snow -16 February, 2014
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything but a Card
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Anything Goes

Lets Celebrate with Alice

I was lucky enough to win some images from TSC a few weeks ago, and this is one of the images I chose.  It is called "Through the Rabbit Hole", check out The Stamping Chef store HERE

I have used copic and touch pens to colour the image, added some raeally small playing cards, ribbon, hearts and a sentiment to complete the card.

TSC # 16 - Anything Goes
CMC - Anything Goes

Gift Bag

A small Kraft Gift Bag, where I have placed some designer cardstock, ribbon and bow and sticker letters for a sentiment.

The image is by From the Heart Digital Stamps and is called "Caught your Heart".  I have used copic pens to colour the image.

Simons Says Wednesday - Get Krafty
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #210 - To My Sweetheart

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 4, Monochromatic

Welcome to our 4th Challenge at Open Minded Challenge.  Where all types of crafting are welcome, a new challenge every fortnight, with lots of inspiration weekly. There will be a theme each fortnight and you can use that theme in any crafting projects you do, come over and check us out, great sponsors each fortnight.

Our Sponsors for our 4th challenge this fortnight are
Prize of 2 Images
Prize of 4 Images
Prize of 4 Images
Prize of 3 Images
I chose an image from from Delicious Doodles called "Vintage Truck", coloured with the warm grey copic pens, I have added some black Kindy glitter to the bags of coal, mounted on grey cardstock, (2nd picture is more to the true colour) and onto a black card, added a small sentiment in the corner
Black Glitter to show some ofthe shiny coal

Birthday Candle- From the Heart Stamps

I bought this cute stamp,"Birthday Candle Birdbrain" at From the Heart Digital Stamps, check them out, lots of cute images to to use with your creative ideas.

Coloured with copic pens, the candle also has purple and green glitter as does the flame, but the glitter is red, orange and yellow to give a bright glow to that big candle.

From the Heart Stamps - February Stamp of the Month Challenge
Daring Cardmakers - A Pop of Neon

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Create your own Challenge

613 Avenue Create have been having one of their Create your own challenges this week,  the recipe comes from these choices, (I have circled the ones I have used) one of the reasons I love these challenges is that I can create a little picture, and this gives me a great way to dress up an image.

The image I have used on my easel card is from Lacy Sunshine and is called  "Lil Hot Mama Genevieve" I was lucky enough to win at Lacy Sunshine a couple of weeks ago and this is one of the images I chose as part of my prize,check out all the cute designs HERE.

Patterned Paper - the two greens
Solid Colour Paper - Mauve
 Die Cut - The vine of leaves
Glossy Accents - Genevieve's shoes and bag
Liquid pearls - Her necklace and the handle and clasp of her bag
Pearls in the flower
Lace - the Flower

Coloured with Copic and Touch Pens, I have given her blushing cheeks. added a couple of typed sentiments.
Close up of Genevieve

Card closed
Card Open

Inside of Card
Entered into
613 Avenue Create # 58- Make you own Challenge (see above)
Just Inspirational - Ladies (She is definitely a Lady, look at those pearls)
Polkadoodles Choosday Wk 6- Fashion.  (she is pobably my fashion type now a days.)
Come and Get It - Girly - Genevieve is definietly a girl, just in her prime)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #22 - Romance

Our sponsor this week at Fan-Tastic Tuesday is Bugaboo and the theme is Romance.Click on the badge to go to the store.

I chose this lovely young lady for my square card, called Romance and the very cute sentiment that came with her.  Card is for my husband, OK, I don't have the blue rinse, but I do wear glasses and I am old.  Image has been coloured with Copic Pens, with some glitter added, all girls need a little glitter, I have used a designer paper for the card and added heart ribbon down the sides, I have added ssome red glitter hearts to the ribbon.  Inside I put the sentiment, no frills, just the sentiment.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #22 - Romance
Catch the Bug Challenge February - Love
Delicious Doodles - Love