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Friday, October 31, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge #118 - Anything Goes - 31 October, 2014

Our Spo0nsor this week is 
Dr Digi

I love the humour in Dr Digi images, for this challenge I chose 'Deirdery's Day Off".  Perfect for my new Art/Travel journal.  I am heading off to the tropics again next year and have started preparing my journal, which will comprise of pages just for writing, picture pages, lots of pages for pasting bits and pieces and always some fun art journal pages prepared before the journal is put together.

I have used a designer paper which goes from yellow to deep orange, acrylic paints for some water effect, lots of stamps (the little frames as for me to write in quick little notes), some beach houses, from Flourish with a Bling, check out their great store HERE.

Deirdery has been coloured with Copic Pens and Fussy cut.

I make the books myself and this wont end up being a double page, it is just part of a signature.

Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes, 31 October, 2014

Anything Goes this week at Creative Corner, this image is called " Mysteri Bring It On" and can be found at Digistamps4Joy.

Coloured with Copic and Touch pens, I have added some silver stickers with one of the hearts on the tip of her finger.  Glitter to her bracelets and some liquid pearls to the blue flowers.

Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes, 31 October, 2014

Entered into:
Just Inspirational - Occasions
Digistamps4Joy - Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles Choosday    - Celebrations
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Include a Hat at Lacy Sunshine

Always very cute images can be found at Lacy Sunshine, but my favourites are the little boys she illustrates, cherub faces, button noses, very very cute.  So for this fortnights challenge at lacy Sunshine I chose to use 'Jamie - 1920s Zoot Suit' I've used him more than once and love this little fellow.

This time he is all dressed up with his favourite hat ready to hit the track, race track that is, he is off to see The Melbourne Cup, which is run on the 1st Tuesday in November at the Flemington racecourse.  Where it is said a nation stops, to listen to a racehorse, and it all happens next Tuesday!

I've coloured Jamie with copic pens, copied and coloured his hat twice and attached it with 3d squares, added some punched twigs.   He is ready to enter Fashion on the Fields!

Entered into:
 Include a Hat at Lacy Sunshine
 Crafty Cardmakers - Punches
Tuesday Throwdown - Dressed Up


Simple Halloween this time, I have printed the witch scene in purple onto some white cardstock, layered it onto orange, green and black cardstock.  The Pumpkin and Cat is from Oak Pond Designs, and is called "Bat Cat".

The image has been coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut.

Entered into:

AAA Cards - Halloween
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle - Halloween
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Oldie but Goodie - Spooky - The witch silhouette is from my stash
Melonheadz - Halloween Colours
Crazy Challenge - Spooky

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 88 - Things With Wings, 29 October 2014

Our sponsors this week are


QKR Stampede

 For my door hanger I chose  Fsnp 2 Stardust and Pumpkin Collection from Fitztown, I love that she looks grumpy, I added designer papers, diecut edging. bee, birdhouse and flowers.  The cute mushrooms and grass come from Fourish with a Bling, and if you are real quick you can catch their flower sale HERE.

The fairy has been coloured with Copic andTouch pens.

Here is another Fitztown image "Fae 32", that I have used to cover a small journal, coloured with copic pens, I have added some die cut hearts and butterflies and a paper rose, all mounted on polkadot paper.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Day of theDead

This pretty skull is from Dilly Beans, called Sugar Skulls Stack, I've just used the bottom skull, coloured with Copic Pens, fussy cut, layed onto a diecut ATC, added some leaves, flower and googley eyes.

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Day of theDead

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 235 Stitching Real or Faux - 26 October, 2014

Our sponsor for this week is A Day for Daisies
Always delicate pretty designs, check out their store
The prize this week is a $12.00 gift card to the A Day for Daisies Store

Well, here we are nearly at the end of October, have you had your a mammogram yet?  This is my timely reminder to all.  I've just received my 5 year all clear results and ppass this message on to everyone, we can beat this desease we will beat this desease.

The image I chose to create with this week is called "Hand Wash Only" and seems perfect for October.  Coloured with Copic Pens, I have coloured the larger flowers red for poppies and remembering, the smaller  flowers blue for forget me knots, adding to my message.  Mounted on red cardstock  and a white card.  I have faux stitched part of the sides and also the bottom of the bra.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 235 Stitching Real or Faux - 26 October, 2014

Entered into:
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Think Pink
Fab N Funky - Stitches
Daring Cardmakers - Sentimental - Technique - Faux stitching
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Think Pink- Breast Cancer Awareness

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Christmas Tag

"Holly and Rosehip Wreath" from Delicious Doodles features on my Christmas tag,  printed on Watercolour paper and coloured with ink from a Kaleidacolour ink pad. 

I have cut the wreath with a scalloped and plain circle dies, layering some twigs between the two layers, mounted onto a green circle and then onto red cardstock with has been punched out with a Martha Stewart circle punch, hand made small red bows adorn the outer ring, with red ribbon t tie on the tag.

Entered into:
CHNS - Christmas Extra Challenge
Oldie but a Goodie - Christmas (ribbon from my stash)
PolkaDoodles - Christmas Fun
Crimbo Crackers - Round
Crafty Ribbons - Tags

Apple Market

This is the Digital Stamp of the Month image by 'From the Heart'.   It also comes with different sentiments.  I have coloured the image with copic pens, the little bird and grey cat I printed a second time and mounted them with 3d squares.  Added some diecut hearts and the little sentiment that came with the image.

Entered into:
From The Heart Monthly Digital Image Challenge 
Digistamps4Joy - Animals
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Colour on Kraft

First time I have tried colouring Kraft, I have used Copic pens and pencils to colour the daffodils

Entered into:

Natalie and Amy - Colour on Kraft
Simon Wednesday - Get Crafty use Kraft
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything goes with Flowers 

Steampunk Time

Using a chipboard dressform, I have created a wall plaque.  The dressform has been inked and has some tarnished silver glitter put on it, I have added a wooden cog, clock face and parts, metal keys and cogs a metal rose, some paper roses, keys and diecut cogs.  Also added different metal glitters.

Entered into:
Digitally Sweet - Steampunk
Moo Mania - Metal
San Dee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Steampunk Couture
Simon Mondays - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 234 Food or Drink, 19 October, 2014

Our Sponsor this week is Milk Coffee Stamps

Prize this week - the Winners choice of 3 Digitasl stamps from the Milk Coffee Stamps Store

I chose Charlotte Midnight Camomille for this weeks challenge.  I have made a wall plaque, but this time put magnets on the back so it can sit on the fridge door.  Charlotte is coloured with Copic/Touch/Kaisercraft Pens.  Fancy cut and mounted on to designer paper with a strip of cupcakes (which is part of the reverse side of the blue paper) at the bottom.  Typed, cut out and mounted the sentiment, which comes from The Hobbbits menu.  I also added a couple of material flowers to the vase.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 234 Ford or Drink, 19 October, 2014

Entered into:
All Crafts Challenge October/November
613 Avenue Create - AnythingGoes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 21 - Pumpkins and Jack O'Lanterns

Four great Sponsors this fortnight

Graphic Shoppe

Oak Pond Creations

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Sentimental Susan

I chose Bearly a Pumpkin from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps Store for my card, coloured with copic pens, I fussy cut and mounted with 3d squares onto green cardstock, The little pumpkins down the side I created with PSE and printed on orange designer paper.

Open Minded Challenges # 21 - Pumpkins and Jack O'Lanterns

Entered into:
Freshly Brewed Designs October Challenge # 2- Pumpkins
Male Room - Halloween
Chooseday - Halloween
The Corrosive Challenge - Halloween
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes

Halloween ATC

This cute little "Ragdoll Ruby" is from Dilly Beans. I have coloured Ruby with Copic and Touch Pens. Keeping the same colour theme I have layered different coloured cardstock to completed my ATC.  

Entered into:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 128 - Halloween
Simon Wednesday - Halloween Colours
The Corrosive Challenge - Halloween
Try it Tuesday - Spooky

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brown Sugar Challenge # 116 - Ribbons and Buttons - 17 October, 2014

Our sponsor this week is 
Lacy Sunshine

I chose a cute image that already had lots of buttons in it, "Izzybella Boo Buttons Secret Window" The image has been coloured with Copic Pens, then I got the die cutter out and made lots of buttons, some I have threaded with ribbon, mounted them along the bottom of the window, then added some more buttons, teeny weeny micro buttons, approx. 1/8 inch. Added a sentiment that is typed in Buttons & Patches" font.  For the inside I threaded ribbon through 4 diecut buttons and placed along the bottom of the card.

Die cut buttons

more Die cut buttons

micro buttons


Creative Corner Challenges - Kids, 17 October, 2014

Our sponsor for this week is 
A Day For Daisies

My card is featuring an image called "Kiss for Sis", always love designing with these delicate images, this time I have used a  Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Inkpad to colour the image. Being a water based product,  I have used water colour paper and a fine brush to paint the image using the stamp pad "Autumn Leaves".  This is the first time I have used this product and I will be using it a lot more, love the watercolour result.

Mounted on coloured cardstock, I have also used the inkpad to colour some white flowers for the card.

Entered into:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Berry71bleu - Autumn
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Crafters Cafe Challenge # 86 - Image with a Hat, 15 October 2014

Our Sponsor this week is
Rick St Dennis

This cute image is called "I love you this much", coloured with copic pens,  mounted on different coloured cardstock, added some butterflys, grace and paling fence.  I sed the name of the image for my typed sentiment.

Another wonderful image from Rick St Dennis with a hat is 'Mariposas' the butterflys on the image reminded me of some butterflys I had and gave me the inspiration for the colours.  Copics have been used to colour the image, diecut fram.  The flourish is from Flourish with a Bling, check out their store, they have a special this month on flowers, check it out HERE

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 233 Halloween Cards - 12 October, 2014

Our sponsor for this week is Limited Runs

Prize - Winner's choice of 3 Digital Images from the Limited Runs Store

I chose Pumpkin Boy for my halloween card this week, coloured with Copic Pens, fussy cut and mounted on green paper, with some circle ribbon at the top and the bottom.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 233 Halloween Cards - 12 October, 2014
Entered into:

Sweet Peas - Halloween
Crafts4Eternity - Harvest Home
Fab n Funky - Anything with ribbon
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ATC time again

This little image come from Lacy Sunshine. check out her store HERE.  
She is called,  'Emily's Windy Autumn Day

I have an an ATC, colouring her with Copic Pens, I've added some small leaves an an auumn coloured flower.

Entered into:

The Tulips of Holland

This image is the free fortnightly image at Ike's World, check out it out HERE.  This fortnights challenge is Around theWorld.

I have coloured the scene with Copic and Touch Pens, added some diecut tulip shapes and a die cut butterfly.

Entered into:
Ikes world Challenge #23 - Around the World
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
Sister Act - Cards Only
Stampin wiith the Dragon - Anything Goes

Diecuts Only

The sentiment on my card is the Free Image from Digiststamps4Joy for October.  There are 2 different sentiments, check them out.

I have printed the sentiment on designer paper, diecut into a scalloped circle, placed on a round die, which has been mounted on a rectangular diecut.  Added a diecut bird and a die cut flower, that I have put together with a brad.  A small bow and ribbon completes my card.

Entered into:

Digistamps4Joy October Christmas Challenge
Christmas All Year - Embellish
CHNS - Always Christmas
Crafting at the Weekend
My Time to Craft - Die Cuts only
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Imagine That have a Progressive Monthly Challenge, this month's image is called "Let's Squash

I've gone pink, pink and more pink with Copic pens.  This cute Elephant is reminding us to have our mammograms this month, "Breast Cancer Awareness Month".  She is mounted on spotted designer paper and corrugate pink card.

I've just received my 5 year all clear results and this little Elephant is my message to everyone.

Entered into:
Imagine That -October Progressive Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #39 - Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Polka Dots

Witching Time

This image comes from Beccy's Place ( and is called Witching Familiar, coloured with copics, I have added some diecuts to black cardstock, a flower and a little bow.

Entered into:

Beccy's Place October Challenge Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Boo
Come ans Get It - Halloween
The Corrosive Challenge - Halloween Colours
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 232 Autumn Colours - 5 October, 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

I chose one of the primitive designs called Primitive Doll, I have a very soft spot for these image, love the simplicity and quaintest of them.  A tip if you are just starting out in fussy cutting, these primitive images are great for their simple long lines.

This time I have only used Autumn colours to colour the image with Copic and Kaisercraft pens.

I have used some apricot/pumpkin coloured cardstock to make the card, folding it so that the back of the card is wider than the front, then scalloped the edges.  I also scalloped a separate strip which has been inked down one side and layered it on the the inside of the card, just in from the edge.

I put a flower and ribbon in her basket, and other flowers on the front and inside of the card, so that when the card is closed there is a cluster in the bottom right hand corner, but when you open the card you also have a flower.  Green bling down the side finished my Autumnal card.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 232 Autumn Colours - 5 October, 2014

Entered into:
Digitally Sweet - Flowers
Scribble n Scrap - AnythingGoes
Crafty Girl Challenges - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenges - Anything BUT square
The Crazy challenge - For a Special Lady
Crafting Muskateers - Autumn Colours
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Open Minded Challenges # 20 - Fall/Autumn

4 great sponsors this fortnight
 A& T Digital Designs
 Prize: - Winners choice of 2 images

QKR Stampede
 Prize: - Winners choice of 5 images

Time for Tea Designs
  Prize: - Winners choice of 5 images

Sentimental Susan
  Prize: - Winners choice of 5 images
This fortnight I chose an Owl from Sentimental Susan, coloured with Copic and Kaisercraft pens, layering on different papers. For the leaves, I embossed some patterned paper, cut out the leaves and highlighted the veins with a Copic Pen.