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Friday, May 30, 2014

Brown Sugar # 96, 30 May - Birthdays

Our Sponsor this week is Scrappers Delight

And I got to play with Train Spotter, what a great image for a little boy's card.

Image has been coloured with Copic pens, I have used 3d squares on the top puff of smoke and the tree.  Gold edging has been coloured with a Black Copic Pen and layered onto the image to repesent the train tracks.  Layered onto blue and green cardstock.  Buttons and a sentimentcompleted the card.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Crafters Cafe, 28 May - 3 Flowers

Our sponsors this week are are

 Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 
Lacy Sunshine
Sweet and Sassy

I got back to some digital scrapping for this weeks challenge, I have used papers, flower stickers and word art from a kit called "Flower Power" by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.   The frame around the photo is one from PSE and I have covered it with the top paper.  The photo is one of my favourites from my childhood, it is black and white but I have altered the colour to blend with the brown papers.  Now I wonder which is me!  lol.

Meet Myrtle Diamond in the Rough

This is the very cute image I received from Lacy Sushine this fortnight in the challenge loyalty program.  Always love using these cuties.  Check out the store HERE.

Coloured with Copic, Touch and Kaisercraft Pens, For Myrtle red/orange  hair was a must.  So were green eyes.  I have added some colour to her freckles as well. Fussy cut and I have her hair extendeing over the card.

Bo Bunny designer paper on the Kraft card, the inside extends passed the front, with a punched border and punched flowers. The flowers have little metal stars in their centres.  Fancy diecut border, two sentiments and some lttle birds complete the card, which is very bright.

Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine - Dies/Punches
Digi Choosday - Spots/Stripes
Try it on Tuesday - Fancy and Feminine
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Lots of Layers
613 Avenue Create - Add metal   (small metal stars)
Glitter and Sparkle - Add metal  (small metal stars)
Paper Make Up Stamps # 142 - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown # 197- Wild Coloured Hair

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fan - tastic Tuesday #37 - Anything Goes

Our Sponsor this week is Di's Digis

I've done something different this week and used digital kits by Paper Garden Projects, which can be found at  Digichicks.  Cathrine designs Digital, Hybrid and Cutting files.  For this layout I have used pieces from 'Into theGarden and Nurture"

The soldier is my Dad, who passed away just before Christmas last year, the proud young runner is one of my Great Nieces.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 213 - Add 3 Buttons - 25 May, 2014

Our sponsor tis week is Limited Runs
The Limited Runs Digital Store is offering the winner their choice of 3 digital images.

The challenge is to add 3 buttons, I chose to use an image called "Spring Tree". which I coloured with Copic pens, mounted on Kaiser Kraft designer paper, and I used some butterfly paper for the band and cut some of the small butterflies out to go on the tree. Added 3 red buttons, I'm thinking apples! and a sentiment.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 213 - Add 3 Buttons - 25 May, 2014

Entered into:
Penny's Paper Challenge - Spots/Stripes
Sister Act - Anything Goes 
Crafty Little Fairies - In the Garden
Sweet Pea Stampers - Things with Wings  

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

My Christmas card has an image called Christmas Lazy Cat from Priscilla Styles, I have added three little House Mouse to the image.  Coloured with Copic, Touch and KaiserCraft Pens, I have added some Liquid Pearls to the cats hat, glitter to the tree and little studs to the chair.  Layered on coloured cardstock which has been edged with gold edging, all on a Kraft Card.

Entered into:

Sparkles Christmas Ch# 40 - Baby it's Cold Outside  (all that snow onthe winder sill)
Crimbo Crackers - No Designer Paper
Christmas Cards All Year May Challenge - Santa
Altered Electic -Christmas (image has been altered by adding the mice)

Vintage Slip

This gorgeous image is from A Day for Daisies and is called "Vintage Slip", check out all the beautifully drawn images HERE.

I have coloured the image with Copic and KaiserCraft Pens. I also coloured some pearls with a copic pen and placed them in her hair and on her silver charm necklace.  Mounted on a doily and designer paper to complete the card.

Entered into:
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings   (the birds)
Polka Doodles Challenge # 21 - Things with Wings (the birds)
Clear it Out Challenge - Vintage and Pearls
The Paper Shelter - Charming - Use a charm
Stampin for the Weekend - For the Girls

Open Minded Crafting Challenge #11, May 24, Fairy Tale or Fantasy

Welcome to our 11th 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 11th challenge this fortnight are
Prize is $5 gift voucher
Prize is choice of 4 images
Prize is choice of 5 images
Prize is choice of 5 images
Prize is choice of 5 images

Click on the badges to go to these wonderful stores

I chose to use an image from Drawn with Character - "Cute Cow".  There a lots of fairy tales with a cow in them, think Jack and the Beanstalk, he sold one.  How about The Little Peasant by the Grimms Brothers.  I chose one called "The Husband Who Was to Mind the House".  

The cow has been coloured with Copic Pens, mounted with 3d squares onto green designer paper.  I have added a wooden bird and hedgehog.  Label to the side with a hand-written note.  Inside I have placed the story.  I have included it at the end of this posting, in case anyone wants to read about this husband.


Open Minded Crafting Challenge #11, May 24, Fairy Tale or Fantasy 

Entered into:
Love to Scrap Challenge # 30 - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Animals
Use your Stuff - The rule of Three (three animals)
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbows #79 - Animals
Whimsie Doodles May Challenge - Animals

    The Husband Who Was to Mind the House

                                                              (a fairytale from Norway)

Once upon a time there was a man who was so bad tempered and cross that he never thought his wife did anything right in the house. One evening, in haymaking time, he came home, scolding and swearing, and showing his teeth and making a commotion.

"Dear love, don't be so angry. That's a good man," said his wife, "tomorrow let's change jobs. I'll go out with the mowers and mow, and you can mind the house at home."

Yes, the husband thought that would do very well. He was quite willing, he said.

So early the next morning, his wife took a scythe over her neck, and went out into the hay field with the mowers and began to mow. But the man was to mind the house and do the work at home.

First of all he wanted to churn the butter. But when he had churned a while, he got thirsty and went down to the cellar to tap a barrel of ale. He had just knocked in the bung and was putting in the tap, when he heard the pig come into the kitchen above. As fast as he could, he ran up the cellar steps, with the tap in his hand, to keep the pig from upsetting the churn. But when he got there he saw that the pig had already knocked the churn over, and was standing there routing and grunting in the cream which was running all over the floor. He got so angry that he quite forgot the ale barrel and ran at the pig as hard as he could. He caught it, too, just as it ran out of doors, and gave it such a powerful kick that he killed it on the spot.

Then he remembered he had the tap in his hand. But when he returned to the cellar, all the ale had run out of the barrel. Then he went into the milk-shed and found enough cream left to fill the churn again, and so he began to churn, for they had to have butter for dinner.

When he had churned a bit, he remembered that their milk cow was still shut up in the barn and hadn't had a bit to eat or a drop to drink all morning, although the sun was high. It occurred to him that it was too far to take her down to the meadow, so he'd just get her up onto the roof, for it was a sod roof, and a fine crop of grass was growing there. The house was close against a steep hill, and he thought if he laid a plank across to the back of the roof he'd easily get the cow up.

But he couldn't leave the churn, for his little baby was crawling about on the floor. "If I leave it," he thought, "the child will tip it over." So he put the churn on his back, and went out with it. But then he thought he'd better first water the cow before he put her onto the roof, so he picked up a bucket to draw water out of the well. But as he stooped over the edge of the well all the cream ran out of the churn over his shoulder and down into the well.

Now it was nearly dinner time, and he hadn't even finished the butter yet, so he thought he'd best boil the porridge. He filled the pot with water and hung it over the fire. When he had done that, it occurred to him that the cow might fall off the roof and break her legs or her neck, so he climbed up onto the house to tie her up. He tied one end of the rope around the cow's neck. He slipped the other end down the chimney and tied it around his own leg. Then he had to hurry, for the water was now boiling in the pot, and he still had to grind the oatmeal.

He began to grind away; but while he was hard at it, the cow fell off the roof, dragging the man up the chimney by the rope. There he stuck fast. As for the cow, she hung halfway down the wall, swinging between heaven and earth, for she could neither get down nor up.

Now the wife waited seven lengths and seven breadths for her husband to come and call her home to dinner, but he never came. At last she thought she'd waited long enough, and she went home. But when she arrived home and saw the cow hanging there, she ran up and cut the rope with her scythe. When she did this, her husband fell down from within the chimney. When the old woman came inside, she found him with his head in the porridge pot.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Three L G

Three cute little girls today, each one from a different designer.

Little Girl with a Big Hat is from Just Some Lines
KT Frock is from Ike's World
Balloon Days if from Polka Doodles  (I have removed the balloon and replaced it with an umbrella from their Cherry Blossom CD)

1st Cutie "Little Girl with Big Hat" has been coloured with Copic and KaiserCraft pens, I've added a flower to her hat and also one in her bucket, mounted on designer paper, I have used Kiddy Gliter on the flowers and butterfly on the front of the card, inside I have used the same paper but left it plain.
Close up of glitte

Entered into:
Just Some Lines Month Challenge - Flowers
Digi Haven - Spring has Sprung
Eclectic Ellapu - Spring
Paper Crafting - Favourite Product - I love using designer papers that have edgings, which I can highlight with glitter, liquid pearls etc.

2nd Cutie is from Ikes World, I have coloured the image with Copic Pens, mounted on different coloured cardstock and a typed sentiment.  I have added big bows to her pony tails.

Entered into:
Ikes World - Photo Inspiration (I loved the colours in the photo)
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

And my 3rd Little Cutie is from Polkadoodles,  All dressed in her winter finery.  Coloured with Copic reds and mounted on polka dot paper, Silver sentiment added.

Entered into:
Fitztown Challenge # 35 - Feminine
Through the Craft Room - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Birthdays
Polkadoodles Choosday - Day Out

and all three are entered into:  Papertake Weekly Challenges - Oooh so Cute!


My CAS card features a sunflower from Paper Garden Products, check out the Digichick store HERE

I've used a botanical sketch on the front of the card, which I found on the net, coloured parts with copic pens, typed a small thank you sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.

The sunflower inside the card has also been coloured with copic pens and mounted slightly off the page to give a sun effect when the card is closed.  Ribbon has also been added to the inside of the card.

 Entered into:

Addicted to CAS # 38 - Off the Edge
The Paper Players #196 - CAS Floral
Simon Says Monday - Botanical
CASology Week 96 - Flower

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fan - tastic Tuesday #36 - One for the Guys

Our Sponsor this week is Sparkle n Sprinkle

The tiger image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle and I have used it on this card because a young man I know who is turning 16 this year is a big fan of the AFL Richmond Football Club in Australia, They are known as the Tigers and their colours a Yellow and Black.  Inside the card I have placed the black to leave a stripe similar to their jumbers, also a place to leave a message.

Entered into:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 212 -Shaped Cards - no Rectangle or Square Cards - 18 May, 2014

Our sponsor this week is Dragonsmoore
The winner will receive their choice of 5 digital stamps

I chose "Flower Loving Pup" for my shaped card, coloured with Copic Pens, I printed and coloured the image three times, then split the image up to decorate my card, not sure what you call the shaped card.  I call it a pyramid card, at Christmas time I often decorate them as Christmas trees.

Side on view

Side 1

Side 2

Side 3 - also the back of the card, the paper clip holds it together so that it can stand up

Close up of liquid pearls for the bee trail (they have trails in the image)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 212 -Shaped Cards - no Rectangle or Square Cards 

Entered into:
Digistamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Spring has Sprung
Penny's Paper Challenges - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Brown Sugar # 94, 16 May - Father's Day

This weeks sponsor is 
Stitchy Bear

The image I chose is called "Four Iron".  I have coloured the golfer and his bag in some very bright colours, fancy cut and mount with 3d squares onto striped paper.  Added a typred sentiment.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Olivia's Secret Window

This cute image is from Lacy Sunshine and is called, Olivia's Secret Window.  She is the Loyalty Program Digi for this fortnight.  You can find lots of wonderful images at the LACY SUNSHINE STORE, check it out.

The image called out to be made 3D.  And, as I have mentioned before the closer winter gets, the more I will use lots of colours. This time I have used kaisercraft and Copic pens.

 I printed and coloured the image twice, with Olivia being in contrasting colours.  The main image has had some sculpturing down to move the shutters forward, I have then used 3d squares to layer the second set of shutters on top.  

Usiing designer floral paper to cover the card, the layered on the image, added some roses, bling and a silver sentiment.  With the remainder of the second image, I fancy cut around Olivia and the flower box and layered her inside the card adding a row of bling.

Lacy Sunshine #33 - Anything Goes
DLArt Thankful Thursday - Anything Feminine
CMC Challenge Pretty Pastels
Digi Choosday - Embellish It.
Top Tip Tuesday - Here comes Summer 
Glitter n Sparkle - Female Cards
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring Blossoms
Clear it Out - Theme is Female/Stash is Flower
The Paper Shelter - Girly Girl Card

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Crafters Cafe, 14 May - Timepiece

Our Sponsors this week are
 Eureka Stamps
Limited Runs Digital Stamps

The theme this week is to use a timepiece, I chose "Sunflower Border" this week and made a bookmark.  Coloured with Copic, Kaiser Kraft and Touch Pens (bit of everything this week),  One side is dawn the other sunset, then I hand wrote a little verse around the edges on one side and added a clock clip that a lovely friend had sent me.

The Crafters Cafe, 14 May - Timepiece

Entered into:
Through the Craft room - Anything goes
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap # 18 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fan-Tastic Tuesday # 35 - CAS

Sponsor this week is Stitchybear

This silhouette is from Delicious Doodles and is called, "At the Crease", I have kept the card CAS, printed the image, mounted onto a black card, added some black ribbon and title.  I have also added a red pearl for the ball, for those who do not know about cricket the balls are red.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - CAS
 Entered into:
Ditzie Digi Design week 3 - Anything Goes
Send a smile 4 Kids - Male