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Monday, March 30, 2015


We have some new images at Robyn's Fetish Store and More and they are available from 30th March, so go over and check out these cute images.  Just in time for your Easter/Spring projects.

Warning this Post is Photo Intensive - the only way I could explain what I have done

I was very lucky and received 4 separate images to play with.  
Betty Owl
Shopping Owl
Spring Cart
Pettunia Bunny

The images have all been coloured with Copic pens and have glitter, glitter gel and liquid pearls added.

On the front of the card I have used my PSE to combine all four of the images, the 2 cute owls, the Spring cart and yes the bunny is there peeking around the flowers to see what is happening.  Scallop cut the image and mounted it on polka dot patterned paper. 

Front of Card

Close up of combined images

Close up of Pettunia Bunny hiding
To make this card, I used a step card, but cut of the little step so I was left with a normal card with one extra flap.  On one side I wrote a poem and the other side I put the bunny, she has been making the easter eggs. 

Inside of card
Bunny closeup

 But wait there is more!
Where has that Bunny gone?

Here is the outside of the whole card
Nothing up my sleeve!  In fact I have stuck a magnet under the flap (it is completely hidden) and a magnet to the back of the bunny, so a card that brings a little gift as well.
Bunny sitting on my car.


Enter into:
Crafty Cardmakers - Spring
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easter
Glitter n Sparkle - Easter
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Hop into Spring

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #257 - Easter Cards - 29 March, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 5 digital stamps from 

This was a fun scene to create with, called "Easter Egg Hunting Kitty Scene", I don't usually colour a full scene but thought I would try this time, I have coloured the image using copic and touch pens, with gel pens for the eggs.  I fussy cut out the sky area and place cloud paper behind the image, which has given the image some depth on the card.

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge #257 - Easter Cards - 29 March, 2015

Entered into:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easter
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Cute
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DSC #133 -Anything Goes, 27 March, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is
Limited Run
I chose "Hello Doodle" this week to make a calling card, it is the size of a business card 3.5 inches by 2 inches, digitally coloured and created, once printed you can write your details on the back.

DSC #133 -Anything Goes, 27 March, 2015


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #256 - Add A Bow - 22 March, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps or a $10digital stamp gift card to the 

I chose "Daffodil Plants" for this week's Add a Bow card.  It is only a small bow.  I have used cloud designer paper for the background. Coloured image with copic pens and fussy cut.  Added die cut flowers and leaves and yellow liquid pearls to the centres of all the flowers.  A strip of ribbon and bow at the bottom of the card with a sentiment competes my little card.

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge #256 - Add A Bow - 22 March, 2015

Entered into:
4 Crafty Chicks - Photo Inspiration (flowers and cat)
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or Bows (Bow)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challengs - Mother's Day/Female
OTAT - Nature

Time to Travel - Time for A Journal

I'm going on holidays real real soon, I have found the best way to remember an amazing holiday is not only with photos but with a Holiday/Art/Junk Journal.  There will be daily diaries, photos, bits and pieces on info stuck in and drawings etc.  My journals are handmade and hand bound.

The cover for this journal has been made from canvas, primed with gesso, and then decorating with acrylic and water paints, texture paint, stamps, doodles, my drawings. flowers, buttons and a plaited emrboidery cord.

Closed showing front flap
Open showing front with my Hibiscus Drawing
Back with my Palm Tree Drawing
With the journal fully open showing the whole cover.
Here is one of the double pages I have prepared for my journal.  I do not profess to being a stamper, in fact it is not something I really like doing, probably because I never seem to get a clear print, but I do have stamps and ocassionally use them, this was one such time.  A number of different stamps have been used to create the scene.  I have also used a micropen and a sharpie for some details.  The vine in the middle has been created by colouring the binding with the sharpie.

Entered ibnto"
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (the cover)
My Time to Craft - Silhouette (the double page of the journal)
Artistic Challenge - Quote or Saying

Easter with A Day for Daisies

Pet Lamb for Easter is an image from A Day For Daisies.  Coloured with Copic pens in soft pastel colours mounted with 3d tape. 

The backgound has been created with a piece of Polka Dot designer paper which has been stamped with a rubber multi flower stamp, ready for diecutting, instead I used it for the background and then added some of the diecut flowers from another sheet of paper on top.

For the centres of the flowers I used some lemon kiddy glitter and while it was wet added some antique gold glitter, I was really surprised at the result, and I love it, will definitely be on my to do list more often.

Entered into:
A Day for Daisies - Polka Dots
Fussy N Fancy - Girly
Clear It Out -  Easter/Pastel things (pastel papers)
Crafting 4 Eternity - Pastel Shades
Artistic Stamper - Spring
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Spring (glitter gel, antique glitter, stamping)
Without Words - Easter

Open Minded Challenges # 32 Midway - Winter Vacation Getaway - 21 March, 2015

WooHoo! 5 great sponsors this fortnight, 
we are midway through the challenge so you still have a week to enter.

 ColorInk Digital Designs

Digital Delights by Louby Loo
 Prize: $5 Gift Certificate

Doodle Pantry 
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Illustrations by Jane 
 Prize: 2 Images 

Polka Dooodles

I've used pieces from the "Cherry Blossom Lane "CD to create a digital layout for my Winter Vacation Getaway, because if it is winter then I'm getting away from it and heading for the sun.  I've used two of the back grounds from the CD and blended them into one scene, adding trees, flowers, birds, with bunnies cycling and sailing.   The words at the bottom of the layout are from Cliff Richard's Song "Summer Holiday"

Open Minded Challenges # 32Midway -  Winter Vacation Getaway -  21 March, 2015

Choosday - Anything but a square card (Digital Journal Layout)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Baby Card

The cute imagfes on my baby card are from Beccy's Place, called "Quilted Chicken, Horse and Cow, they come separately as freebies on her blog.

The easiest way to describe what I have done with each image is to say they have been coloured with Copic pens and then I have doodled over the images.  Any lines that are black are on the original image and are part of Beccy's illustration.  Any lines/doodles that are coloured are mine.  Fussy cut and layered with 3d tape.

I have made a silk creen card, using different designer patterned papers, putting the images on the face side, with stickers on the backside.  I used a punch for the top of the card and diecuts to create the legs, the sentiment label and for the butterflies.

I purposely steered away from clearly blue or pink, but have used both those colours plus lots of other pastel shades to create this card. I do know someone expecting a baby later this year and I am one of those people that does not want to know if it is a boy or a girl until the baby is born.  I think this is cute enough for either.

Entered into:

Beccy's March Challenge - Anything Goes with a Beccy's Place Image
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges -  Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Shaped Card
The Crafting Cafe - Welcome the little one
Cutie Pie Challenge - Fancy Folds
Moo Mania - Poultry (Chicken)
Crafting For All Seasons - Pastels
Tuesday Throwdown - More than one fold
Creative Knockout - Shaped Card
Creating 4 Eternity - Pastels

Friday, March 20, 2015

DSC #132 -Anything BUT a Card, 20 March, 2015

Our sponsor this week is

I chose " izzybee" to make a gift tag.  I have digitally paper pieced Izzybee and here is a hint, I have used the product example of the papers from Paper Garden Products (Calico) to create the background.


And here is a layout with Izzybee
 DSC #132 -Anything BUT a Card, 20 March, 2015

Berry71bleu - Flowers
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Flowers
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes
Curtain Call - Photo Inspiration  (for me the colours)
Live and Love - Photo Inspiration
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes- No Cards

Brown Sugar Challenge #138 - Anything Goes - 20 March, 2015

Aything Goes at Brown Sugar this week
Our Sponsor is
Sassy Designs
I chose "Honey Fireman" for my card, colouring her in bright colours with copic pens, fussy cut and layered onto yellow cardstock with 3d strips.  Add a doily, some sentiments and a red flower from Flourish with a Bling

Brown Sugar Challenge #138 - Anything Goes - 20 March, 2015

Entered into:
Try It Tuesday - Hats
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes
My time To Craft - Lady
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
SisterAct - Cards Only

Thank you with Ants

"Water Melon Ants" comes from Doodle Pantry. A CAS thankyou card, image has been coloured with Copic Pens, I typed a sentiment and then played around with some doodles.  In all the years I have been doodling on paper whilst waiting on the phone for people I never thought it would come into my crafting.

Entered into:

Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Spring has Sprung in the Northern Hemisphere

The image on my Spring card is from Crafty Sentiments, called Flora.  I have coloured Flora with Copic pens adding Flower Soft to her basket of blooms, letting some fall down .  Diecut circles and layered onto a doiley.  Bling flourishes in 3 corners and some flowers and branches in the 4th corner.

Entered into:
The Diva's that Cut Challenge - Spring/Children
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bring on the Bling
Glitter n Sparkle - Glitter n Sparkle
Just Inspirational - Flourish and Bling
Fab N Funky - Spring into Colour
Simon Says Wednesday - Spring
The Paper Shelter - Spring Delights

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge # 108 - What season are you in? - March 18, 2015

Two great sponsors this week

Stitchy Bear

Di's Digis

I chose "Fall Kat" from Stitchy Bears, coloured with copic pens, coloured a couple of the leaves again, ran them through an embosser and layered with 3d squares.  The image has also been layered with 3d squares at the top only.  Designer paper, some bling from Flourish with a Bling and some material flowers complete the card.

From the Heart - Easter

This is the MOnthly Stamp by "From the Heart"  It came in a strip with sentiments, I've cut each square out, at the same time placing a frame around one of the sentiments, all coloured with Copic Pens, layered on green cardstock with paper lace top and bottom.

Entered into:

From The heart March Monthly Challenge
Animal Friends - Easter
Dream Valley - Easter

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Green for Luck; Green for the Irish

Happy St Patrick's Day to All

Here is an ATC I have made with and image from Lacy Sunshine called Lovely Larry, the image is holding a sunflower, but I have used green flowers instead to create a rosette

The ATC backing is canvas which I have sprayed with yellow and blue acrylic paint to get my green background.  Larry is coloured with Copic Pens. I have given him sparkly boots with little hand tied bows

Entered into:

Wicked Wednesday - Going Green
Lacy Sunshine - Go Green

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #255 - Purple and Green - 15 March, 2015

Our Sponsor this wek is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 4 digital stamps 

I chose "Bird House and Wild Roses" for my Purple and Green card, a colour combination that I love.  Coloured with different green and purple copic and touch pens, mounted onto matching cardstock with a purple bow.

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge #255 - Purple and Green - 15 March, 2015

Entered into:
Natalie & Amy # 30 - Flowers
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes (hand tied bow)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Ribbon and Bows
Creative Corner - Nature

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Christmas - Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is from Paper Makeup, coloured with copic and touch pens and mouinted with 3d squares on designer papers.  The plain green ribbons on each side have been decorated with gold edgings, stars and a sentiment.

Entered into:
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Meljen Challenge - All that Glitters is Gold
CHNS - Anything Goes - Christmas
CHNS - Patterned Paper

Crafters Cafe # 107 - Recipe

Hi everyone, we are midway through our weekly challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  This week the challenge is a recipe.  1 Image, 2 Designer Papers and 3 elements.

My card features a very cute image from Rick St Dennis called Debbie.  Coloured with Copic and Touch Pens, fussy cute, layered on 2 DPs, with three mauve buttons added for the elements.

This card is for my daughter's birthday next week, perfect, she is currently in a compression boot having broken her foot a few weeks ago and is longing for her pretty shoes.  Check out what Debbie is looking at on my card, yes cute shoes.  Sometimes things just fall into place and this card was one of those times, Perfect Image, the right paper. Can't wait to see my daughter's face when she opens this one.

And on the inside

Crafters Cafe # 107 - Recipe

Entered into:

Sister Act - Cards Only
Crafty Cardmakers - Women
Come and Get It - 3 embellishments, 2 DPs and 1 Image
Glitter n Sparkle -Decorate Inside and Outside

Friday, March 13, 2015

DSC #131 - Layouts Only - 13 March, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is
Layouts only this week - theme:

This week we are using the  "Make Me Smile" kit, so many pretty elements, I thought I would play around with some of them.  These are family photos taken at the OMG photo booth at a wedding a couple of years ago, lots of fun.

 DSC #131 - Layouts Only - 13 March, 2015

April Showers?

April showers where I live mean winter is coming, here is a card featuring "Pip" colured with copic pens, I have highlighted the dew/raindrops with glossy accents, layered on different coloured card with Aquamarine gems.

Through the Crafting Door March/April challenge - Colour Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Aquamarine
4 Crafty Chicks - Cabin Fever