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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 231 Oriental - 28 September, 2014

Our sponsor this week is Nicecrane Designs 

The Prize is a $20.00 gift voucher to the Nicerane Designs Store
Check the store out, amazing images

This week challenge is Oriental which definitely took me out of my comfort zone, what to do!!!

We got to use from Picts of Japan and I chose the 1st image of a Lady looking at a Butterfly in a tree.

About the same time as thinking about this image, my alarm clock decided that no matter what time you set the alam it would only go off at 9.l5 twice a day! No good when I need to be up by 6am each morning.  Never one to through anything out, I ask hubby to take it apart and leave me the wooden frame and the clock bits and pieces for steampunk projects.  Then came the idea!!!!

I coloured the image with Copic pens, and then cut part of it in a circle shape and the lady and part of the turnk I fussy cut.  I also used some designer papers from Robyn's Fetish Store .  Called Oriental Beauty which I also cut into circles, have to love the die cuts for this type of design. 

Clock Frame
I then mounted the different paper and image circles onto the frame, added the lady with 3d squares, cut losts of leaves and mount them together with some pink flowers and a butterfly to make my..........

Yes I now have a pretty paperweight on my desk.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 231 Oriental - 28 September, 2014

Entered into
Eclectic Ellapu

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Flappy Birthday Birdbrain

Flappy Birthday Birdbrain, great name for a great little image, this image is the September image at "From the Heart" Free Stamp of the Month Challenge.

The image came with three birds, I duplicated the balloon holding bird and turned it around, I wanted to use four colours.  Coloured with copic pens, cut square on 3 sides and shaped around the wings on the fourth side. Layered on coloured cardstock, the sentiment is one that came with the image. I also added 3 little die cut hearts.

Entered into:
From the heart - September Challenge
Eclectic Ellapu Semptember Challenge - Hearts
Natalie and Amy - Things with Wings
Come and Get It - Use 3 of something (hearts)
Casology - Flutter

Christmas Card

This image of owls in a tree is from Digistamps4Joy, and it's their free image for the September Christmas Challenge, check out the store HERE

Coloured with Copic Pens, liquid pearls on the hats, fussy cut and layered on designer card, Christmas Sentiment added to trunk.

Entered into:
DS4J September Christmas Challenge
Natalie and Amy - Things with Wings
AAA Cards - Fussy Cuts
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Christmas

Door Hanger

This cute image is from Beccy's Place and is called Daisy Chain, check out Beccy's Place HERE.

Coloured with copic pens, in the image she is wearing a daisy chain around her head, I've added flowers and twigs to her hair.  Ribbon and gems down the sides complete the door hanger.

Entered into:
Beccy's Place September Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything But a Card
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 230 - Use A Die Cut or Punch - 21 September, 2014

Our Sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine

The prize this week - A $20.00 gift voucher to the Lacy Sunshine Store

I chose Melanie and Benny Boos Holy Night for my card.   The image has been coloured with Copic/Touch and Kaiser pens.  

I have used a kraftcard card, a square of designer paper and die cut a circle out of the middle.  Die cut lots of grass and a little fence which is sculptured to sit out from the design.  A gold sticker sentiment and a gold star complete the little nativity scene.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 230 - Use A Die Cut or Punch - 21 September, 2014

Entered into:
Christmas All Year Round - Get Krafty
CHNS - Anything Goes related to Christmas
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting Muskateers - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 19 - Roll out the Red

We are looking for Red this fortnight lots and lots of Red are you REaDy for the challenge!

Four great sponsors again, this time we have: 

I chose an image from Scribbles Designs for my Red Christmas Card, called Holiday Truck.  Coloured with Copic Pens, apart from different red paper, I have also addred red gems, buttons, glitter, liquid pearls and sentiment.

Open Minded Challenges # 19 - Roll out the Red

Entered into:
Fussy N Fancy - Red
Top Tip Tuesday - Recycle  (Buttons)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Somethine Festive
CHNC Extra - Christmas
Crafting Muskateers - Use Buttons

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge # 112 -Colour Challenge, 19 September

Sassy Studio Designs are sponsoring our Colour challenge this week, check out their store

Pretty Bright Colours

This Sassy Studio Design Lady is called Butter Cream Babe Sassy Cake and she is good enough to eat!
 I have layered her layers with 3d squares, coloured with Copic pens, A silver sentiment completes the card

Entered into:

Creative Corner Challenges - Favourite Colours - 19 September, 2014

My favourite colours would have to be Blue and Green, I have used an image from Sweet Pea called 'Here and Forever'.  Coloured with Copic Pens and cutout and mounted on a die shape.  I have added a spot of blue glitter to her cheek and a silver heart,  some added silver edging and sentiment completes the card.

Creative Corner Challenges - Favourite Colours - 19 September, 2014

Entered into:
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with Shades of Blue
Crafting 4 Eternity # 194 - My Style.  Usually, my style is fairly CAS, as with this card, the image is the focal point, mounted on cardstock, with very little or no embellishments.
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Household Angel

This card has an image from Lacy Sunshine called, Mayde Pressing Matters. 

I have coloured her with Copic Pens, and use a die to cut the image out and mounted inside the card.  The front has flowers, butterflies, diecut bird and birdhouse, spotted candi, pearls, ribbon, lace and 2 diecut frames.  Not my usual type of project, and my husband kept saying too much, too much, but I was having too much fun.

I have place the image inside the card and added some sentiment ribbon along the bottom.

Bottom of front

 Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine -some thing with wings - Butterflies and Bird
Natalie and Amy - Things with Wings
Clear it Out - Polka Dots - on the Candi and Bird
Tuesday Throwdown #213 - Butterflies and Bows
Just Inspirational - Bows
The Paper Shelter - Ribbon
Crafty Card Makers - Ribbon, Lace and Pearls

Key Bookmark

I am in a steampunk swap group, and we have been asked to make a Key themed bookmark, has to be kept flat so that it can go into a book.

I got out me Ecraft and cut a large key (one of the reasons I love using the electronic diecutters, is that you can vary the size so much, I cut this key 7.5 inches long.)  I also used the Ecraft to cut out a Lock.  The cogs have been cut using Sissix dies with the Big Shot.

3 keys were cut from Kraftcard and glued together for strength.  Everything has been distress with Distress inks and Gold ink to highlight the Key, lock and cogs.  Some brown ribbon looped though the top of the key completed the bookmark.

Entered into:

Creative Cutting - Anything Goes
ALBC - Distress It

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 81 - Water Related - 17 September

Our challenge this week is for something water related, could be a fish, umbrella, even a glass of water.
Two great sponsors
Lacy Sunshine


Digital Delights

I was very lucky this week to be able to use an image from each of our sponsors, my first card features "Mayde's Puppy Bathtime" from Lacy Sunshine, coloured with copics. Die cut the image and layered it onto another diecut, used lquid pearls for the suds and glossy accents onthe bubbles, a silver sentiment has been added.

For my second card, I created with "Fishing Donald".  I have used Touch and Copic pens to colour Donald, then went mad with a die cut and punch, to create a little bush scene as he walks to the river to fish, some tall grass and bushes along the way,   Typed sentiment completes the card.

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 81 - Water Related -  17 September

Glitter N Sparkle # 102 - Use a Punch
613 Avenue Create # 89 - Anything Goes
Paper Players - Colour Challenge

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 229 Use an Embossing Folder- 14 September, 2014

Whoopsie Daisy is our Sponsor for this week

Prize - The winner's choice of 3 sheets from the Whoopsie Daisy Store

I chose the first image on sheet 431, when you get these sheets they also have coloured versions.  I have coloured this cute fairy with Copic Pens, the flowers in the lower right hand part of the card come from the right hand side of the mushroom, when I cut the image out I wanted them separate.  I've added some glitter to her wings and a typed mounted sentiment.

The embossing pads I have used were of clouds and grass and dandelions, I have embossed a white card and then used chalk to colour around the clouds and over the grass pattern, hopefully creating a little scene for this pensive fairy.

Close up on embossing
Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 229 Use an Embossing Folder- 14 September, 2014

Entered into
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Create a Background
Sister Act - Anything Goes - Cards Only
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 228 Anything Goes - 7 September, 2014

This weeks sponsor is our very own "Robyn's Fetish Store"

Prize this week - 3 Images of the winners choice from the Robyn's Fetish Store

WooHoo what with work commitments and no internet I didn't think I was going to get this posting done, but here it is. I hope you enjoy looking at the many photos of my project, I have grouped several, but there are still lots.Skip to the end if you want to see my finished Out of the Box project.

I've used Scarecrow from Robyn's Fetish Store. Once in its original form, the second time I have created a back and cut off the feet and hands and added raffia.  Mounted onto sticks as part of my of the box project.

The only requirement for the competition I have entered is to use a Kaisercraft Pencil Box as the base.  It is quite large, measuring 14 x 6 x 3 inches approx.  Once I assembled the Pencil Box, I painted the top and got my hubby to drill some holes. then started adding different elements to create..................
The project begins, now what to use for dirt? - Used Coffee grinds are perfect.
A Vegetable Garden needs vegies, how about some Carrots, Tomatoes and Pumpkins

Also some Lettuces, Cauliflowers and Cabbages
Definitely need some Scarecrows, not scarey enough though, there is already a bird on one of their shoulders
And my garden has weeds, ladybugs, moth, ants and snails
Oh no! that pesky cat is in the Vegie Patch, where are her kittens?
There they are playing in amongst the vegies
My Vegetables

My Vegie patch
I typed and printed little signs, covered the sides in cardstock which I corrugated and then added gems for bolts.  Hope you enjoyed the tour around my garden as much as I loved making it.  So happy it has been completed on time, now I just have to deliver it.
The Ingredients for My Vegie Patch 
Kaiser Craft Pencil Box, constructed, painted with sides covered in corrugated cardstock
Dirt - Use Coffee Grinds (thanks tot he local Coffee Shop, Texture Paste and Modge Podge
Carrots - Branch Punch, pieces of Polystrene Copic Pen
Lettuces - Paper Roses, different Copic Pens
Tomatoes - Wooden stakes, wire, beads (coloured with Copic Pen) 
Die Vine and Embroidery Thread, punched flowers.
Cabbages - Designer Paper, Polystrene ball and Die Cuts
Cauliflowers - Designer Paper, Stamped pattern, White Ink, Polystyrene Ball
Pumpkins - Hand cut cardstock Leaves, Polystyrene Balls, acrylic paint, florist wire and tape
Weeds - Flowersoft
Ladybugs - Pearls coloured with Copics
Snails -small shell and tissue paper
Ants - 3D Kiddie Glitter painted with Copics
Moth is a bought sticker; Cats are also bought.
Gems added for studs are from Flourish with a Bling, also coloured with Copics.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 228 Anything Goes - 7 September, 2014

Entered into:

Altered Eclectic - Anything Goes
Berrry71bleu - Things we love (gardening and vegies)
Scribble and Scrap - AnythingGoes
Try It In Tuesdays - Gardening
Moo Mania - Recycled (box to vegie garden)
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Clear it Out Challenge - Favourite for 2014
This would have to be my favourite project for 2014, probably the mos tinvolved I have ever attempted and it won a Blue Ribbon at the Royal melbourne Show.  It was the first time I have entered such a cometition and I was thrilled to take out first place.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 18 - Office Supplies or Job Related

Five great sponsors this fortnight, check out their great stores, just click on the badges.
$20.00 Gift Voucher

$5.00 Gift Voucher

5 images

3 images

5 images

I chose an image from "Aurora Wings" called Tomte with Dandelion Puff.  How is this work related you ask, well at first I thought she was a chimnney sweep and then I realised her job was to................
Coloured with Kaisercraft pens, wth some added glitter, die cut the image and some matting, I've used staples to attach the sentiment (office supply)

Close up of inside, a wonderfully deligthful poem I found on the net author unknown.

Tomte is a cleaner and she carries with her a big feather duster  lol.

Open Minded Challenges # 18 - Office Supplied or Job Related -

Entered into:
Paper Pretties - Orange and Turquoise
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with Die-alicious