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Saturday, February 28, 2015

DSC #129 - Anything Goes - 27 February, 2015

Last Friday of the Month and we have Anything Goes with our sponsor 
Here is my digitally created card with a gorgrous image from Luna Girl, check out the site, so many wonderful images. 

I have created an embossed background for the card, mounting on different colours that I have taken from the image.   She is already to print and post or send as an ecard.

DSC #129 - Anything Goes - 27 February, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Make it Digital at The Paper Shelter

This is a digital layout created for a holdiay journal cover for a child.
Created using pieces from "Summer Holidays; Happy Times and Beach Boy" all from The Paper Shelter.  To turn the trees into Palm Trees I used a shape from PSE.

Entered into:
The Paper Shelter - Make is Digital

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 252 - Birthday Card for a Teenage Girl - 22 February, 2015

Our sponsor this week is 
Deedee’s Digis
PRIZE: a $15 gift certificate to the Deedee’s Digis STORE.

For my Teeneage Girl Card I chose "Cool Cat", using copic pens I coloured with pinks and purples, added some glitter and a sentiment that comes with the image.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 252 - Birthday Card for a Teenage Girl - 22 February, 2015
Entered into:
Sister Act - Cards Only - Anything Goes
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Birthdays

Fridge Magnets

This is the first in a series of Fridge Magnets I am making for my elderly Mother, she loves fridge magnets and has lots and lots.  And yes I can call her elderly if I am old then Mum has to be elderly.

The series I am doing will all feature Lacy Sunshine Designs, a lot of them have great silhouettes so that I can fussy cut them cleanly, coloured with copic pens, this one also has liquid pearls and glitter added.

I use Modge Podge to stiffen the images, attach them to the pegs and to also attach the magnet to the peg.  Keep watching there will be more coming.....

As I always take photos outside, my car seemed to be the best place to take the photos.

Side on so you can see the peg
My car is closer to the colour in the middle photo, but here she is eready for a ride lol.
Entered into:

Lacy Sunshine - Things with Wings (Butterfly)
4 Crafty Chicks - Things with Wings
The Corrosive Challenge - Things with Wings 

Carl the Snowman - It's Winter time

Carl is from Robyn's Fetish Store.  Love that happy face.

Coloured with Copic Pens, just highlighting shadows in grey on the snowman himself.  Fussy Cut and mounted on patterned paper ( it sort of reminded me of fireworks and celebrating, and Carol looks like he is celebrating winter), and olive green cardstock.  Added some silver ribbon to top and bottom on front of card.

 Inside more of the designer paper and I have used some of the silver ribbon to form a tree and added some metal trees and star.
Closeup of inside design
Entered into:

Loves My Birdbrain

This is the Free Stamp of the Month image for February by "From The Heart".

Thought I would dress her up in her best pink feathers, courtesy of Copic Pens, some beautiful pink pearls, thanks to liquid pearls.

Entered into:

Ms Turner and Hootch

Ms Turner and Hootch is the cute image on my card, it comes from Robyn's Fetish Store,and  I received it recently as a gift.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.

The flowers are hand made, using rubber stamps and diecuts, each has a micro button in the centre.  Circles are diecuts.  No sentiment, as a lot of my cards are given away and I encourage people to write letters/ children to draw pictures in them to send to family and friends.

Close up of micro buttons

Entered into:

Just Inspiration - Handmade Flowers
Moo Mania - Circles
Crafts 4 Eternity - Circles
Melonheadz - Diecuts (Flowers and Circles)
Crafting fior All Seasons - Diecuts/Punches - (Flowers and Circles)
ABC Challenge - D is for Dies - Flowwers and Circles)
Curtain Call - Photo Inspiration, Donuts  (Circles)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Open Minded Challenges # 30 - Up in the Air - Midway - 21 February, 2015

We are Midway through Challenge # 30 and our  Sponsors for this fortnight are:

A Day For Daisies 
 - Prize: 3 Images

Jessica Weible Illustrations
- Prize:

Sentimental Susan
- Prize: 5 images

MilkCoffee Digital Stamps 
- Prize: 5 Images

I chose a kit from Jessica Weible Illustratrions fpr my Up in the Air project "I want to Fly", great elements for a scrapbook page, I have created a digital page, but these cute images (all precoloured) are very easy to cut out.  There are 13 images in the kit and I have managed to use them all.

My Husband and our youngest grandchild are in the photos, the little one isn't so little anymore but still has a great love of planes.  I have created a blue background and then layered the photos and elements.

Open Minded Challenges # 30 - Up in the Air - Midway - 21 February, 2015

Entered into:
Berry71bleu - Mood Board (Wings, Love, Happy Things)

DSC #128 - What's in you Bag - 20 February, 2015

Our sponsor this week is 
Stitchy Bear

You will find lots of wonderful artists at Stitchy Bear, I chose an image from Ken Benner Designs called "Grey Elephant"

This week's challenge was a new one for me, "What's in your bag" have a look in your handbag, craftbag etc and find something that could do with a facelift.

I chose my dull dark blue diary.  Grey Elephant had to become Blue (my favourite colour)  I have coloured the image digitally, adding a title, and printed onto canvas photo paper.  You can see from the photo below, that the image is darker on one side of the paper than the other, I chose the darker image to work with.

I took off the vinyl cover and found I had a good cardboard cover to work with, using Modge Podge I attached the image around the book. One side at a time, to allow for drying, after it had dried I added some ribbon, flowers and gems, I then modge podged over the entire cover to give it some protection, after all it has to last until the end of the year.  I've already found it easier to locate in my bag.  My diary is now my Elephants Never Forget Book, lets hope that helps me to remember things.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - One Layer, Use Red - 18 February, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is 
Rick St Dennis

I love all of Rick's ladies, this time I chose Flirty Flora Valentine Girl, coloured with copic and touch pens, fussy cut, layered onto a cherry coloured cardstock, purple bow and sentiment complete the card.

Dream Valley - Favourite Colour Combo - One of my favourites is Red and Purple

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kenz and Tilley

This cute image is from A&T Designs, called "Kenz and Tilley" so sweet had to use it for a valentine card, after all love is all around us.

Coloured with Copic Pens and fussy cut, mounted on blue and pink cardstock, pink and red ribbon, die cut hearts, washi heart tape, flowers and brad complete the card with a sentiment from "Inky Impressions".

Entered into:
Emerald Fairies - All you need is Love
Crafts Galore - Use a Digi
Just Inspirational - Love
Dragons Lair - Hearts and Flowers
V's Sweet Ideas - Red, White and Pink
Natalie and Amy - All about Love

Cute little Mice - Edward and Emily

Something a little different today, I have used precoloured images from Cuddly Buddly, "Edward and Emily".  Decoupaged the images and mounted on designer paper and onto Kraft paper.

 Entered into:
Polkadoodles - Kraft Paper
Simon Wednesday - All creatures big and small
Crafts 4 Eternity - 2s - 2 mice, 2 buttons
4 Crafty Chicks - Valentine
Meljen Challenge - Love
Crafty Cardmakers - Love
One Stitch at aTime - Anything Goes with Love
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine
Throught the Crafting Door - Tic Tac Toe - Top card has Ribbon, Flower and Buttons. 2nd card has Bling Lace and Bow.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 251 - Square Cards - 15 February, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is
Oak Pond Creations
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps

I chose Umbrella from Oak Pond Creations for my square card, coloured with copic pens, I have left the flowers white and just highluighted with a grey.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 251 - Square Cards - 15 February, 2015

Entered into:
Creative Knockouts - Flowers
Sister Act - Anything Goes - Cards Only
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DSC # 127 - Layouts only this Week - 13 February, 2015

Our sponsor this week is
Scrappiness Design

Layouts only this week and we have a sketch for you by our very own Denise.  I have to say I find following a sketch not easy, so I hope Denise likes how I interpreted her design.


From Scrappiness Designs I chose "Backyard Elements", the photo is one of my youngest grandson.  The background is a photo of our backyard, which is a good size with lots of room for children to play.  The big smile is because he had just received a footy trophy, not because of my big backyard. lol.

DSC # 127 - Layouts only this Week - 13 February, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 250 - Valentine Cards - 8 February, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is
 Imagine That!.... digis by Kris
PRIZE: 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice from to the IMAGINE THAT! STORE

I chose a cute image call S.W.A.K. (Sealed with a Kiss). I have coloured the image with copic pens and fussy cut the image, using a sparkling red flourish and red sparkling hearts, a diecut label with the SWAK typed on it to creat a Valentine Card.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 250 - Valentine Cards - 8 February, 2015

Entered into:
Crafting Muskateers - Cute
Imagine That - Use any IT image for February
Naughty or Nice - Are you feeling the love...
Crafting 4 Eternity - Love
Crafting for all seasons - Have a Heart
Fussy n Fancy - Love

Open Minded Challenges # 29 - No Pink or Red - Midway - 7 February, 2015

Here we are Midway through our No Pink or Red challenge, 
we have four great sponsors for this fortnight

Bugaboo Stamps
Prize: 7 Images 

Faery Ink
Prize: 3 Images

Oak Pond Creations
Prize: 3 Images 

The Art of Ronne P. Barton
Prize: 2 Images

For this challenge I chose, "Sun Goddess Flower Face" from Fairy Ink.  I have created a page for my Art/Holiday/Junk Journal, there will probably be bits and pieces stuck over the butterflies as the trip continues, but the sun will shine away on this page.
For the love of Sun, Summer and Hot Weather

I don't know where to begin to explain what I have done.

So let's try a Recipe 
Watercolour Paints, Micro pens/ Staedler Pens, Ink pads, Glitter, Stamps, Tangles, Embossing powder, Luminescence paint; water based textas in greens, purples, oranges and yellows.  And A WHOLE LOT OF FUN.  I just sort of went crazy.  I printed the moon twice once on the page and the second one I coloured and cut out with some rays I add drawn and stuck this Sun over the original one for some extra dimension.

Open Minded Challenges # 29 - No Pink or Red - Midway - 7 February, 2015

Entered into:
The Artistic Stamper - Love of  (Love ofSummer and all things related to hot weather)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe - Favourite Technique - Doodling
Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe -  Paints, Stamps and  Stencils, also Mediums and Embiossing Powders.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

DSC #126 - Colour Challenge - 6 February, 2015

Our spnonsor this week is

 Our theme for the week is this beautiful colour combo, all we ask is that something dgital be used, it could be a digital image or paper.  But, we would also love to see totally digital projects

I chose Sprinkle n Sparkle's "Rusty Wagon" for my digital card. I have digitally coloured Rusty and created the background paper, already for printing and sending.

DSC #126 - Colour Challenge - 6 February, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Brown Sugar #132 - Anything Goes - 6 February, 2015

Our sponsors thiseek is
Di's Digi Stamps

Anything Goes this week at Brown Sugar, I've used an image from "Zuri", Love balloon.  Coloured with Copic pens, I'm calling this a bookmark card.  I needed a large card a while back so I cut of the step of a stepper card, and this was what I was left with, perfect size for a card and a bookmark. 

Brown Sugar #132 - Anything Goes - 6 February, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Birthday Card - 4 February, 2015


Our spnsor this week is 
A Day For Daisies

It’s Alex's Birthday”, so we thought it would be fun to make  a Birthday card you would like to receive.  I'm always happy with bright fun cards, my children always find humorous ones for me.
I chose a cute clown, "Miss Polly Clown" for my birthday card, coloured with copic pens, with gold edgings and sentiment.
 Come and join us, lets see what your birthday cards look like!

 The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Birthday Card - 4 February, 2015

Entered into:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes/Anything Goes (gold edgings)
Through the Crafting Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 249 - Anything Goes - 1 February, 2015

Our sponsor this week is
 Robyn’s Fetish
PRIZE: 3 images of the winner’s choice from the ROBYN’S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE STORE.

I chose Jake in the country to alter a cover of a small notebook, coloured with copic pens, I have added some 3d stickers to complete the cover.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 249 - Anything Goes - 1 February, 2015

Entered into:
Moo Mania - Male 
Send A Smile to a Kid -Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes - no cards