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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 205- Birthday Card for a Young Child - 30 March, 2014

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The prize this week is the winners choice of 3 images from the Gerda's Doodles Store

I chose to use a cute little image for this week challenge, called "Mouse blowing Candle"

The challenge this week was to make a birthday card for a young child, si I thought a bit of interactivity was required.  This small card with the front and back measuring 4.5 inch square opens up left to right into a card that is 3.5 inches high and a whopping 34 inches wide.

I have kept it very plain so a child can play with it, coloured image with copic pens and he is supposed to be blowing not only the candle out but the letters over.   I diecut the letters with my Ecraft.

Joined up 3 long strips to create the base and then placed coloured cardstock on some pages, I lined up the smaller pages with the bottom of the front and back to enable the card to stand.  The letters were pasted on and then I added stickers here and there.  Glitter has been used on the lettering.




Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 205- Birthday Card for a Young Child - 30 March, 2014

Creative Corner Challenge - Rainbow/Colours of the rainbow
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

The Baby Sister

This little cutie deserved a cute and pretty page.  I have used Paper Garden Projects, latest kit, called "Into the Garden" check out her store at Digichicks You will find digital kits, cutting files and lots more.

Digitally Sweet Challenges DSC#81 - Add a frame

Long Live Rock and Roll

Note sure if this little cutie knows who ACDC are, but her parents and extended family certainly do, this digital page was made for them.  This is the first time I have seen her not dressed if dresses, frills and lots of colour, looks like she is growing up, too fast.

Try it on Tuesday - Music

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge #7, March 29 - Animal Antics

Welcome to our 7th 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.

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I chose a cute dog image from Just Some Lines this week for my project, a little Easter Gift Bag.  I thought she looked lovely i her Easter Bonnet, the image is called Dog Wears hat 2

Cokoured with copic pens, I have added a Gold sticker sentiment.  I made a paper bow with my envelope maker and added a little flower.  Already packed with lots of goodies for someone special.


While I enjoy the golden, red and purple hues of Autumn, the rest of the world seems to be looking forward to the green buds, soft blue skies and colourful flowers of Spring, where even the little critters come out of hibernation to look around.

Here is one such little fellow, coming out to see the flower, "Lovely Mouse is from the store of The Stamping Chef, look for him HERE.  You'll find some wonderful images in the store.

I have coloured the image with copic and kaiser kraft pens, I coloured and fussy cut three images and layered them with 3d squares.  The image has been layered with yellow ribbon and some yellow paper flowers, a thankyou sentiment completes my little card.

Entered into:
TSC Challenge Blog -Anything Goes
Polka Doodles  Wk 13- Spring is in the Air
Stampin for the Weekend - Spring colours
Crafting from the Heart - Spots or Stripes
Digi Makeover Challenge # 133 0- Thank You
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge -Digi Dimension
Cuttin and Stampin - Paper Piecing
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring
The Paper Shelter - Spring Delights

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #28 - Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis, check out the store HERE

My square card this week features a cupcake by Designed to Delight, I've had it for a number of years, coloured with copic pens, I have added sentiment and cupcake gold stickers and some edged blue card.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #28 - Anything Goes

Boys Boys Boys

Great image from Polkadoodles "Ned by Nicky Hall",  have been wanting to use Ned for a while, I wanted to make something BBB - Bright, Bold and for Boys, check out the Polkadoodle store HERE.

I have coloured Ned with a combination of Copic,Kaiser Kraft and Touch pens and lots of blender to get his faded jeans.  Mounted on brightly striped paper, I have added some bunting and stars.  The sentiment has been typed and mounted on some green cardstock.

Polkadoodles Choosday Wk 11 - Boys
Scribble and Scrap #14 - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Bunting
Digitally Sweet # 80 - Want to be a Star

Wilkes the Pirate and Parrot Whiskers

Something a little bit different this time.  I love to do digital scrapping and I am on a couple of DT for wonderful digital images/kits.  With everyone going digital today, private invitations flying through facebook and other social media, mobile phones that can send photos, email invitations the list goes on,  I thought it might be fun to combine a digital image which I have coloured with copic pens and little bit of photoshopping to create a digital invitation that could be sent out electronically.

The image I have used is this months freebie at Lacy Sunshine, I love her girls and animals, but I really love the little fellows she is drawing, this one is called "Wilkes the Pirate and Parrot Whiskers", so so cute, check out the store HERE.  One of the good things about this project, after making the invitations, you still have a coloured image to make a matching birthday card. lol.  Normally I don't use watermarks, but I have this time as the invitation is completely digital.

 This is the image once I have coloured it with copic pens. I used a lot of pen to give the image an intense colour.  The colours do alter once the image has been scanned to a computer
I scanned the image as a jpg file.  I created different coloured layers, placing the image on top, typed the invitation words and saved it all as a jpg.  If I was sending them out I would put more details regarding the party, but I was really happy with the result and might try a few more.  Just something a little different, saves on postage, hope you like it.

A 4 leaf Clover for Luck

This image is from Sami Stamps, check out the store HERE, it is called "Lucky Whiskers" coloured with copics, the clover also has glitter.  I stamped a sentiment on the cat's tale, which just seemd the perfect place for one.  I thought of a gift tag the moment I saw the kitten.

Sami Stamps - Use some green
Addicted to CAS - Luck (shamrock)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Still trying to pretty up the craft room...

Here is another Coffee jar that I have decorated to hold some more of my brushes,  this one has a paper doily, diecut glossy bird and flower, 3 paper flowers, some wool that when you open it up looks like mesh and some brown fibres around the top.

Close Up
Fussy and Fancy - Shabby Chic (I think it's shabby chic, it is one theme that I have a lot of trouble with.)
Creative Corner Challenges - A little texture
Come and Get It -Spring

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 204 - Anything but a Card- 23 March, 2014

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The prize this week is a $20 gift voucher to the Lacy Sunshine Store

Always delighful images at Lacy Sunshine, this week I chose one of her animal images, "Cliff the Stork", always love that heather names her images.

Whenever I know someone is having a baby, I make up a hamper of wipes, cotton balls and buds, soap, creams, facewashers, could be some powder, all the little bits and pieces you need to survive those first few weeks.

This challenge gave me the opportunity to make a hamper for one of my nephews and his wife who are expecting their first child in a few months. I don't know if it is a boy or girl, and as he is one of 4 boys and mum to be one of 4 girls, the betting is probably 50/50.  So, this carry-tray has been made mainly in green, it does have blue rosebud paper on it as well, but blue is for boys and the little flowers will work with a girl no matter what colour.   All the papers and the Carry Tray come from Kaiser Craft, thie image has been coloured with copic pens.
Lacy Sunshine - Cliff the Stork
Inside tray
Long Edge
Short Edge
Now will it be trimmed with BLUE
or with PINK
 Ssssh! don't tell anyone, it's not finished yet, the spots on the stork's little bag will be coloured either blue or pink as will the outside trim and embellishments, round-about July, I will know which colour to use.

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 204 - Anything but a Card- 23 March, 2014
The Corrosive Challenge - Go Green

Rockabilly Rebel

The image is from The Stamping Chef, check out their store HERE.   Coloured with copic pens, mounted on designer paper, I've added a diecut sentminet and flower  to complete the card. 

TSC - Anything Goes
Whimsie Doodles - March Challenge - Seeing Spots
Daring Cardmakers - Diecuts
Sister Act -# 49 - Anything Goes - Cards Only
Digi Haven - Wings - (bird in tattoo)
613 Avenue Create # 64  - Birds of a Feather - (Bird in tattoo)

A Chorus Line.....

Sassy Showgirl is this months image for the Sassy FB Challenge, we had to use our favourite colour.  That has to be BLUE.

Check out the Sassy Store HERE.

I've done the colouring a bit differently this time.  First I multiplied the image and layered it so that I got 3 showgirls.  I then digitally coloured the blue outfits. Once I printed the image I then highlighted the frock and headpieces with blue Copic and Kaiser Kraft pens. Their skin, eyes and eye shadow are all coloured with copic pens.  Layered onto a blue card, added ribbon, flowers, gems and pearls to complete my Chorus Line.
Sassy FB Challenge - Sassy Showgirl - Use Favourite Colour
CMC - Skin Colouring
Crafty Girls # 14 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #150 - More than 5 Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Photo Inspiratuion - I was inspired by the blue colours.
Crafting From the Heart - Inspired by a Movie - A Chorus Line
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some Blue

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 6, March 15 - Use some Buttons - Midway

Midway through

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Prize is choice of 3 images
Prize is choice of 5 images
Prize is choice of 5 images
This week I have a card featurng a GKR image called "Old Car", I really liked the black and white drawing, so it was no colouring this time, printed on white paper and mounted  on Kraft card,  the card is black,  just realised doesn't show up well in the photo.  I wrapped some very dark ribbon over the corners, a little sentiment and 3 tiny buttons.

We wish you a....................

Christmas card today, I've used a freebie from Digistamps4Joy as the scroll, which has been printed and inked here and there, added some little mice and some greenery, a few buttons and bows. All mounted on cardstock and a Kraftcard.

Entered into:
Digistamps4Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge for March
Crimbo Crackers - Cute Christmas
Penny's Paper - Buttons and Bows

Hedging My Bets

My Sister is expecting a new grandchild in a few months time, now there is a 50/50 chance of it being a girl or a boy, the Mum is one of 4 girls, Dad is one of 4 boys and this will be their first born.  So what to do! make two cards of course.

The image is one that I won from Beccy's Place, check out her great store HERE.  The image has been coloured with Copic Pens, layered with designer paper, doily, ribbon gems and buttons.

Beccy's Place - March Challenge - Anything Goes
CWLC - Girly Challenge - The Baby Girl Card
Fab 'n' Funky - #108 - Boys to Men - The Baby Boy Card

Friday, March 21, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge # 86 - Anything Goes

The image on this card is one from Digi Darla called Ship 2, sadly this wonderful store is no longer operating.

I have coloured the image, very lighly with creams and blue for the water, I scalloped cut the bottom of the image and fancy cut the rest.  Added some silver trim, blue ribbon and buttons.  A sentiment in the top corner completes my masculine card.

Brown Sugar Challenge # 86 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Movie - Mutiny on the Bounty
The Male Room - Vintage

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge -19th March - Make A Square Card

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I chose to use an image from Fred, She Said Designs, "Hellebores", coloured with copic and touch pens, I have layered thie image onto a doily, papers are pink and green, which I made a bow from also, a little sentiment completes my square card.

Just Inspirational March Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Mum's the Word
Sister Act - Anything Goes - Cards Only
The Crazy Challenge - Flower Frenzy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Butterflies a Flutter

Sometimes some things just fall into place, I was putting this image of butterflies together, the large one has 3 layers, and I dropped the image onto some scrap paper that was on my kitchen bench (I was working there at the time), I really liked it, so I made the card a little smaller to accomodate the paper, then I added a little metal charm.

Large Butterfly has 3 layers

Smaller Buterflies have 2 layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Use metal (Metal Charm)
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team - Wings
Eclectic Ellapu - Purple Team - Flowers and Butterflies
My Time To Craft #239 - Charming