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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 218 Stripes or Dots - 29 June, 2014

Our sponsors this week are Broken Box Stock
This weeks prize is the winner's choice of 3 digital stamps
EXCEPT SETS from the Broken Box Stock store.

I chose "Garden Toodle" for my 'Dots or Stripes project.  The image has been coloured with Copic, Touch and KaiserCraft Pens.  The water has been highlighted with blue liquid pearls.  I've cut the image square on 2 sides and scalloped the other sides,  Glitter has been added to the bee, and I have added some grass tufts to the lawn.  Mounted on designer paper. Scalloped edges have been added to both the front and inside of the card, because the front of the card has been cut shorter than the back it allows you to see both scallops.  The little buttons (don't know what else to call them) have been added to the scallops and to the flowers in the image.  A gold sticker sentiment completes the card.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 218 Stripes or Dots - 29 June, 2014

Entered into:

Addicted to Stamps - Polka Dots
Sugar Creek Hollow - Floral
Fussy N Fancy - Summertime
Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes


Ther image on my carrd is from Zuri Vice President Jnr, and is one that I chose as part of a prize I won recently, check out her store, some amazing images. "Zuri Vice Pesident Jnr"

The image is called 'Thinking About', coloured with Copic Pens, I have fancy cut the image, embossed blossom tree onto a card, chalked the image and the adhered a little wooden bird.

Entered into:
Crafty Card Makers # 118- Wooden it be Loverly - Use something related to wood (the bird is made from wood)
CASology - Use Wood
Stampin with the Dragon - CAS
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrapshack - In the Garden
Penny's Papers #183 - Embossing
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, June 27, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge #100 - 27 June, 2014 - Colour Challenge

Our Challenge this week is sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Images.

I chose Mouse Balloons, I have used Copic/Touch and Kaisercraft pens to colour the image, I printed an extra balloon, to complete my off the page card.   (it's the green one at the back).  Once coloured I cut the image so that the balloons were poking out.  I then cut the background card and card to match the image shape (the backs of the balloons have also been coloured), so when you open the card you still see the coloured balloons floating upwards.

 Brown Sugar Challenge #100 - 27 June, 2014 - Colour Challenge

Entered into:
Choosday - Anything but a square card
Digistamps 4 Joy - Shaped Card
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Crafters Cafe, 25 June - Polka Dots and Ribbons

Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique.

I chose to create a card with "Little Girl with a Stroller".  Perfect little image for paper piecing with designer papers and lots of ribbon.

The Hat, dress, shoes, bows and stroller are all paper pieced.

And inside a totally contrasting colour.

Christmas Time

Snowglobes hold a special place in our family, Santa started bringing one each year to our daughter when she was 3, she was so careful with it, he bought her one each year thereafter, until she got too big for Santa and we started giving her one each christmas.  Now a mother herself, she has quite a collection, not one is the same and though most are now packed away, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without her snowglobe.

This cute snowglobe is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  It is the freebie for this months Christmas Challenge.  Coloured with Copic Pens, lots of liquid pearls, I printed twice and added the postbox with 3d squares.  Mounted on a doiley over blue designer paper which I have added glitter and some gold sticker edging, all on a Kraft Card.

Entered into:
DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge
Sparkles Christmas # 41- Favourite Colour Combo  (Always love using Blue) 
Digi Sketch Challenge - Feeling Blue
ABC Christmas - M is for Mail

Monday, June 23, 2014

You're my Super Hero

The bird image is by From the Heart called "Super Bird", check out the store HERE
I've coloured the image with Copic/Touch and Kaiser Craft Pens, cut around the image including his little legs, which I drew onto the card., sculptured the cape and used 3d squares to lift it from the card.  All the papers are from BoBunny Very Vintage Double Dot Designs.

Entered into:
From The Heart June Monthly Challenge
Glitter N Sparkle # 90 - Include some Yellow
Oldie but a Goodie - Fathers Day
Try It On Tuesday - One for the Boys
The Male Room - Fathers Day

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 217 - At The Beach - 22 June, 2014

Our sponsors this week are Fresh Brewed Designs
Fresh Brewed Designs store is offering the winnder's choice of 
3 digital stamps or a $10.00 digitl stamp gift card

I got to create with "My Island" this week, and went with a little paper piecing, a little colouring with Copic, some decoupage, plain cardstock and designer paper.  Lets say a bit of everything.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 217 - At The Beach - 22 June, 2014

Entered into:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Summer
Delicious Doodles - Create a Scene
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 13 - June 21, Patriotic Colours

 We have reached a milestone at Minded Challenge.  We have been having these great challenges now for 6 months, how time flies. Don't forget all types of crafting are welcome, new challenges 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 13th challenge this fortnight are
Prize is choice of 2 images
Prize is choice of 3 images
Prize is $10.00 gift certificate
Prize is choice of 3 images
Click on the badges to go to these wonderful stores

I got to play with an image from The Stamping Chef this week, some of my fasvourite images come from this store, this one is called  "You're Koalafied".  Perfect for an Aussie.

I actually got to hold a koala too many years ago for me to mention, check out the photo below, yes that's me!  Holding a Koala is not something that we can do anymone, which is sort of sad, as it gave those of us who were lucky enough to come into close contact with our native animals are greater appreciation for their uniqueness.  They are warm to hold, but they are also heavy, this one was a large adult.

In Australia our official sporting colours are green and gold, taken from the Golden Wattle our national flower, I've chosen to use these colours as my patriotic colours for this week, check back next week and I will have something Red, White an Blue.

The image has been coloured with Copic Pens, mounted on designer paper.  I have added some small branches, using a Martha Stewart punch, coloured pearls with a copic pen to create some stylisitic wattle. Added a sentiment well known here.  Inside more of the same paper and the senttiment that came with the image.

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 13 - June 21, Patriotic Colours

Entered into:
Crafting At the Weekend # 2- Anything Goes
Crafting Muskateers # 14 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations  June Challenge - Animal Antics
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Around the World - Australia
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes, Stash Anything Goes (the Designer Paper)
Simon Says Wednesday - Friends
TSC Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #40 - Beach

Our Sponsors this week are Bugaboo Digi Stamps, check out their store HERE

This image is called "Poppi - Lemonade" coloured with Copic pens, I have added a diecut sentiment,

Fan-Tastic Tuesday #40 - Beach

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 216 - Graduation Cards - 15 June, 2014

Our sponsor this week is KPM Doodles
KPM Doodles are offering the winner 2 sets of of the winners choice.

I have used the Graduation Set for my card. coloured with Copic Pens, I have cut out each character and loayered them onto a yellow card, added a typed sentiment.  Inside the card I have used another 2 images and a sentiment.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 216 - Graduation Cards - 15 June, 2014
Just Inspirational - Girls versus Boys
613 Avenue Create - Subway Art

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Challenge Mid Way, Something with Wings

We are midway through our 12th 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 12th challenge this fortnight are:
  Aurora wings  - Prize is $20.00 voucher

Flat Friends - Prize of 4 images

QKR Stampede - Prize of 5 images

Kenny K - Prize of 3 images

 Click on the links to go to these wonderful stores

I have used another Aurora image for the half way mark of our Wings challenge this week, called "Baby Owl Trio"

The image has been coloured with Touch pens, with glitter added to leaves and owls.  mounted onto designer paper bother inside and outside.  Scalloped edging on the front, with a chain sticker again inside and outside, which I have also coloured with a Touch pen.

Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 12, June, Something with Wings
Fussy and Fancy #116 - Things with Wings
Penny Paper - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics

Friday, June 13, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge 13 June, 2014 - Summer

This cute image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy. 

I have used designer paper to create the card, the image has been coloured with Copic pens

Back of Card

Brown Sugar Challenge 13 June, 2014 - Summer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Attempt at Gothic

I love to see someone dressing Gothic but I'm afraid it's not my style. 

Here I have attempted a Gothic Bride.  Dressed in Black and Murple/Mauve, carrying her friend.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is called, "Maddie and Clover".  Coloured with Copic and Touch Pens, I have printed the image twice, and instead of just cutting out her hat, I cut her hair and hat out of one of the images, to give the hair some dimension. Some black lipstick and purple eyeshadow.

I have added some really close up photos to show what I have done, you can certainly see the imperfections in your colouring when you blow up the photos. lol. Added some mauve webbing for her veil.

Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine - Gothic
Sugar Creek  - Here comes the Bride
The Corrosive Challenge - Crop or Cut
Daring Cardmakers - Mauve/Black/Neutral

Winter Scene

One of my favourite images is from Delicious Doodles, "On A Winters Day'.  I have coloured this image many times, always differently, I think this is probably the most colour I have used on the image.  And of course Liquid Pearls for the snow.

Entered into:
Delicious Doodles - Favourite Image
Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi

The Crafters Cafe, 11 June - White and one other Colour

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Art by Miran

I chose an image called 'Scarlet' for this challenge, naturally she had to be coloured in red.  I have used 4 different reds from the copic range, mounted onto deep red cardstock, I have added some silver edging and sentiment to complete the card.

The Crafters Cafe, 11 June - White and one other Colour

Entered into:

Ikes World - Monochrome
ABC Challenge - M is for Monochrome
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Scarlet by Art by Miran

Digitally Sweet Girl

This phot is of a little girl who has just had her hair done by a hair dresser for the first time, she was a flower girl at my daughter's wedding, she has grown some since this photo was taken and is now at school, but the photo still remains as one of my favourites.

I used a digital kit from Paper Garden  Products called 'Garden' which can be found at Digichicks, check out the great store.

Entered into
Digitally Sweet - Girls

Monday, June 9, 2014

Does Girly mean going Pink!

This gorgeous image is called Serenity, I chose it as part of a prize I won recently. Serenity is by DigiStamps4Joy.  Check out the store lots of wonderful images.

Serenity has been coloured with Copic and Kaisercraft Pens, cut around the edges, layered on a doily and Kraft card with flowers added to complete the card.  Not one bit of pink on my feminine card (not really a favourite colour of mine), but I thought the softer browns and greens suited her and her name.

Entered into:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Girly/Feminine
Sweet Peas Stampers - Phot Inspiration - The browns and greens
Stampin Weekend - Anything Goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - For the Girls

Sunday, June 8, 2014


I'm in a House Mouse monthly creation swap, this month we had to make a card for a male with the little mice, I have scanned and shrunk the little mice to go with the Dr Digi image, "Pefect Sunday".

I have used paper strips to make the herringbone bakckground, the really dark brown stipes are ribbon.  Used some hessian and little buttons also.  The image has been coloured with Copic/Touch and Kaisercraft pens.  Hope my swap partner likes her little mice card.

Entered into:
Digi Choosday Week 22 - All About Men
Polka Doodles Week 23- Men on our Mind
Cuttin N Stampin - Father's Day
Fab N Funky Challenge # 219 - Father's Day or for the Men in your life
Penny's Papers Challenge # 180- Bears/Mice
Simon Says Wednesday - Fathers Day/Masculine
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 262 - Fathers Day/Male
Crafts 4 Eternity -For the Boys


Daffodils have a number of meanings, I love that they symbolise rebirth and new beginnings, in Australia we have daffodil day for Cancer research also.   When I see them pop their yellow heads up in my garden, I know winter is saying goodbye and Spring is waving a colourful cheery Hello.
I chose this lovely bunch of daffodils sitting in a teapot for a prize I recently won.  They are from Beccy's Place, check out her store HERE

Coloured with copic pens, layered on a doily and designer paper, I have also added a butterfly.

Entered into:
Beccy's Place June Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Flowers in a Pot
CMC - Anything Goes
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes