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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Darla Dogwood - Just Because

A little known fact: 27th August is Just Because Day, Great to send a card whether to a friend, a family member or how about sending one to yourself "Just Because" love that there is a day celebrating not having to have a special occassion.

Image is from lacy Sunshne and is called Darla - Dogwood, Flowerpot Pretties, coloured with Copic and Kaisercraft Pens, fussy cut, with added flowers and the sentiment.

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Lacy Sunshine - Flowers
Simon Mondays - Use something with a J  "Just Because Day"
Paper Makeup Stamps - Just Because
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Purple ( the back background paper, her dress and the gems in the flowers)
Come & Get - It - Friendship

Sunday, July 27, 2014


This image is from East Wind and was a freebie not long ago,  I have coloured her with Copic Pens and then woven ribbon (which I also coloured with a Copic pen) through her hair.  Added some ribbon to the top of the card as a border, a small green bow and a glitter sentiment to complete the card.

Creative Corner - Love of  Ribbon
Digitally Sweet - Embellish it up
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon
613 Avenue Create - Use a Sentiment

Torn Paper

This calf comes from A Day for Daisies, and was a freebie on their challenge blog.  Coloured with Copic and Kaiser Craft Pens, I've added a bow to her tail, a typed banner sentiment and used green card with torn designe rpaper for the background.

Entered into:
A Day For Daisies - Torn Paper
Crafting 4 Eternity - Banner or Bunting
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch - Pastels

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 222 - Wedding Cards - 27 July, 2014

This week our Sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy
The winner this week gets to choose 3 sets of their choice from the Whoopsi Daisy Store

This week I chose to use the Bride from Sheet 472, it also includes a Flower Girl.  I have used Copic pens to highlght the hair, flowers and gown in Red with a touch of green in the bouquet.  The bouquet also has some red glitter and red liquid pearls.  Image has been fancy cut and mounted on designer heart paper, which is also inside the card.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 222 - Wedding Cards - 27 July, 2014

Entered into
Addicted to CAS - Celebrate
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 15 - Vacation Related

Another fortnight, another great Challenge at Open  Minded Challenges, this time think Vacation!   Five great sponsors this fortnight, check out their great stores by clicking on their badges.

Prize is 3 images
Prize is 5 images

Prize is $5.00 gift coupon
Prize of $20.00 voucher
Prize is 4 images

 For a lot of people going to some exotic location is only a daydream and the fact that it is Friday and they have a weekend or maybe even a long weekend off, thens that's vacation time.  I've had some really long hours over the past few months so this was me come each Friday, not quite at the walking frame stage yet, but getting closer each day.

I chose an image, in fact it was two images from Beansie Doodles, called Jelly Bean 1 and Jelly Bean 2. The images have been coloured with Copic and Kaisercraft pens, I used a diecut frame for the front, with 3 die cut tulips, inside I used a different coloured designer paper, lots of flowers and a typed sentiment T.G.I.F.,  that means a break from work for most of us, a mini holiday

Open Minded Challenges # 15 -  Vacation Related -

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Eclectic Ellapu - Vacation/Travel related
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Travel (well I think she has earned the status of being Vintage lol)
Fussy and Fancy - Words

Friday, July 25, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge # 104 - One for the Boys - 25 July, 2014

Spnsor this week is Dr Digi

Always fun images, this week I chose Cricket Derek for my male card, coloured with copic pens, mounted on grey cardstock onto a white card, added silver sentiments to complete the card.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Challenge # 73 - The Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes

Anything Goes at the Crafters Cafe this week, lets see all your different projects.
Our sponsor for this week is 

I used "Ducks in a Row" from A Day for Daisies, placing the image diagonally across my paper I was able to duplicate the image and have it quite long.  I have altered some plastic vitamin jars to keep my small bits and pieces in. 

Coloured with Copic Pens, I have added glitter here and there and one of the containers has Candi on it, this was one of the main reasons I decided to decorate the containers, I keep loosing my Candi pieces, not any more though.  I was going to decorate the lid, but then did a second container and I can now stack them and add more. takes up less space on my messy desk.


Sewing Fairy

The image on this card is from Beccy's Place, check out her store HERE.  Coloured with Cool and Warm Greys and a touch of green, the image has been mounted on different designer and glitter papers.

Entered into:
Beccys Place July Challenge - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Wings
Top Tip Tuesday - Material Girl - Something to do with material. -  thread for Sewing
Try it on Tuesday - Wings
Paper Players - Monochome CAS
Just Inspiration - 3 layers or more

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 221 - Paper Piecing - 20 July, 2014

Our Soponsor this week is Gerder Steiner Designs
This week the winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Gerder Steiner Designs store

I chose "Cute Cowboy with Horse", to create this weeks project,so much fun with little fellow.  Coloured with a variety of pens, I have paper pieced the little boy's head and the head of one of the horses. All three images have been mounted with 3d squares.  I then printed and paper pieced the brim of his hat, his vest and his spats with DP.

I have used designer paper on both the front and inside of the card and added diecut sentiments.  Another horse and edging has also been added to the inside of the card.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 220 - Christmas in July - 13 July, 2014

Our Sponsor this week is Nicecrane Designs
The prize this week as a $20.00 voucher to the Nicecrane Designs Store

Love using vintage images, this is a new site for me, and I am loving everything I see there.
The NiceCrane images I used are called "Vintage Adorable Christmas" there are 4 images to the set and I have used them all.

I have made a small Christmas Tree decoration with all four of the images, not all images are completely coloured, I have also added glitter and liquid pearls to parts of the images.  I was originally going to make a small gift box, but I found this site  Check it out, put in your dimensions and you get a template and yes it is free.  So I ended up making a box small enough to be a decoration.  Added some lace, which I coloured with a copic pen, red ribbon and a handmade poinsettia.

Next I made a card, using the sleeping image, the card design was inspired by one I received a couple of months ago in a swap challenge, loved the idea and thought this image would be perfect.  Using Ktraft Card and after lots of measuring and cutting with my Ecraft, I ended up with a template that gave me a 3d window card.  

The image has been coloured with Copic, Touch and Kaisercraft pens,mounted on green spotted paper.  Using diecuts and punches I have decorated the window, adding white ink, chalk, liquid pearls and glitter, and a little wooden bird.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Dinosaur Hatchling

Back to digital scrapping tonight, this layout comprises 3 photos taken the other day on a school holiday outing with my youngest grandson, the kit is called "Time Began in a Garden".  Check out Retro Designs other Digital Kits at Retro Designs.

Digitally Sweet #96 - Boys at Play
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes

Open Minded Challenges # 14 - Water Water Everywhere

Halfway through our Water Water Everyhere Challenge, perfect for my place in the world, we are in the middle of winter and it has been raining, raining, and yes more raining. 4 great sponsors this fortnight, check out their great stores by clicking on their badges.
Prize of 3 images

Prize of 4 images

Prize of 5 images

Prioze of 3 images

I chose an image from Crafty Sentiments for my card and gift bag set, the image is called Flopsy in the rain, coloured with kaisercraft pens, I have added some glossy accents to the rain drops.


Front of card
 For the front of the card I cut out a shape and placed the image inside the card, added a diecut sentiment to the inside and on the outside placed some flowers.
Inside Card

Gify Bag
Printed and coloured another Flopsy, this time fancy cut the image and layered it with different designer diecuts onto a gift bag.

Open Minded Challenges # 14 - Water Water Everywhere -

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Choosday - Aperture
Eclectic Ellapu - Furry Friends
Choosday - Punches/Diecuts
Crafty Girls #22 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Water

Last Christmas Card for the Day

This image is from Delicious Doodles , called Mistletoe Kiss.  Coloured with Copic Pens, I have added some pearls to the mistletoe, cut the image with a scalloped circle die, mounted onto a doiley and red and gold paper.  Gold edging and sentiment complete the card.

Delicious Doodles # 95 - Anything Goes
CHNS - July Christmas Challenge 

Penny's Papers - Anything Goes

Christmas time again

I've spent the last few days putting together some Christmas cards, here is another one for today, the image is from Digis Stamps 4 Joy and is called, Irresistible Bling, have to admit they do look cute in the Christmas Tree.  I have only used Red, Green and Gray for this image, except for a tiny bit of yellow for the Angel's wings.  Glossy Accents have been added to the baubles, and I made a flower for the top corner.

DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge 
Simon Monday Challenges Make it from Scratch (the flower)

CHNS Chrismas
Eclectic Ellapu - Furry Friends

Winter Friends

This Christmas card features an image by 'From the Heart' this months freebie.  I've used light gray to give the snowman some dimension, otherwise very little colouring, using non traditional colours for this Christnas card, I have layered designer papers and card stock.  Also used some scalloped circles. 

CHNS - Christmas
From the Heart - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year - Non Traditional Colours

Sheldon C Turtle

The image on this card is the Loyalty Program Digi for this fortnight at Lacy Sunshine, it is from Heathers new 3D element range.  You will get Sheldon and all the 3d piece you need.  I have used traditional colours of Red and Green from the Copic range to colour the turtle.

Used a diecutter to cut out the image and to shape the card.  Lots of glitter to the hat band and pom pom, legs, arms (mm! should that be front legs lol) hat bubbles are all on 3d squares.  Cute image to work with, and easy having all the 3D elements already to go.

Lacy Sunshine # 37 Under the Sea - Christmas in July.
Crafty Card Makers - under the Sea
CHNS - Christmas

Friday, July 11, 2014

Challenge # 102 - Brown Sugar - Pink and Pearls

Two wonderful Sponsor this week is 
I chose to create a card with "Love Fairy" from Scrapper Delights.   Coloured with Copic, Kaisercraft and Touch PINK pens, I have fancy cut the image, used a bright glossy pink card, layered with designer papers, added flowers and lots of pearls, also a couple of pink gems.  I also added Pink glitter to her headband pom poms.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Challenge # 71 - Crafters Cafe - Think Chick Flick

This weeks theme is Chick Flick - Use a line from your favourite Movie.
Our great sponsor this week is:

I chose digi10301 Owl for my project, he looked a bit peeved! and as one of my favourite movies is "Steel Magnolias" I think it's because I love Shirley Maclaine's character, Ouiser Boudreaux, she has some of the all time great lines ever said in a movie. I chose to use " I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood 40 years!"

Really as a mother and wife, how many times do you have to say the same thing over and over, we are empty nesters, kids have flown the coop, but still I can't seem to get even my hubby to write down a grocery item that we might be running out of on a shopping list which is on a magnet on the fridge door in plain view.  Don't get me wrong I have lots to be thankful and grateful for, but when someone who will go unnamed is the only person in the house that eats chocolate topping, says "We've got no chocolate topping!"  And I grumble and groan, "Did you put it on the list!" and so the story continues......

So, I have now decorated the holder for the shopping list made it bigger and added the sentiment to see if it catches his eye.  What do you think? has it worked, answer below.

The Owl is all paper piecing,  mounted on some spotted paper.
Still no topping on the list, actually I don't even think he has noticed the Owl lol!  I had better go and put it on the list.

Challenge # 71 - Crafters Cafe - Think Chick Flick

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 219 - Animals - 6 July, 2014

Our Sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More 
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamp Store is offiering the winner 3 images of their choice.

This week I chose to use "Alarm Clock Charlie ", perfect for one of my scrapbooking/art journal/recipe books.  I have two of these books, one for Savoury dishes and one for sweet dished, thet have recipe, pictures, drainging, poems etc and all of our favourite recipes.

The image has been coloured with Copic, Touch and Kaisercraft pens, then cut out.

Some people might say this is Doodling, others might say it is a type of Zentangle and yes there are Zentangle patterns on this page.  To me it is a background with a bit of humour added in.

I see a barn and a variety of crops, I see a dam and a river, even clouds in the sky, but then again I do have a vivid imagination.

Recipe Page, with raindrops on it (all dried out now)
And why you ask do I have a rooster opposite a Beef Curry!  Thats where my weird humour comes in!

No chickens were harmed in the making of this curry

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 219 - Animals - 6 July, 2014

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613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting fromt he Heart - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes