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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #266 - Make Your Own Flowers - 31 May, 2015

Our sponsor this week is 
PRIZE: a $12 gift certificate to the SAMI STAMPS STORE

I chose Miss Kangaroo Birthday and designed a journal cover.  Colouring the image with Copic Pens, mounted on floral designer paper.

I have used a petal die cut for the red flower, and also for the flower and stem for the yellow flowers, adding some yellow liquid pearls for pieces of wattle and green branch punch pieces.

Your flowers for the challenge can be punched, die cut, hand made in anyway.  We also have a few tutorials by Edwina showing how to make flower on the challenge blog

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #266 - Make Your Own Flowers - 31 May, 2015

Entered into:
Dream Valley Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Girly/Dies
TTCRD - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Flower Power
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes 
Glitter N Sparkle - Include an Animal

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open Minded Challenge #37 - Song Inspiration - Midway 30 May, 2015

We have 4 great sponsors this fortnight
Enchanted Design Studio

I chose Enchanted Sparrows from Enchanted Design Studio and created another page in my Song Inspiration Journal.  Left Hand page has the lyrics to "Sparrow Song" made famous by the Australian group "The Seekers"

The right hand side has the image printed on waterproof paper, I have used mainly inks, stamps and doodling to create the pages.  Some different pens were also used together with some glitter.

Open Minded Challenge #37 - Song Inspiration - Midway 30 May, 2015

Entered into:

Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Subway Art

Friday, May 29, 2015

Brown Sugar #148 - Ribbon and Flowers

Our sponsor this week is
 Sassy Studio Designs
 And I got to design with Sassy Photographer, love the wink!.

Coloured with copic pens, she hasorange/red hair, purple camera, bright green top.   Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but those green eyes are going to capture someone.

Have I mentioned I don't like winter!  It is that time of the year with winter fast approaching, 1st June offical start of winter in Australia, and my colours start going wild. lol

I have used an apricot coloured cardstock for the card with some designer polka dot paper as well.  Purple flowers and some purple ribbon tied into a bow.

Brown Sugar #148 - Ribbon and Flowers
Entered into:
The Crazy Challenge - Use Ribbon or Lace
Choosday - Purple
Top Tip Tuesday - Hair Colouring
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the Ladies

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #120 - One for the Boys - 27 May, 2015

Our Sponsor for this week is
Robyn's Fetish Store and More

Our theme for this week is "One for the Boys"  I have used 2 images this week.  

One is coloured with copic pens, square cute with rounded corners and layered on different coloured carstock onto a Kraftcard.  A split pin with a sentiment completed my card.

Dad's Fishing Hole

The next card is something different, the front of this card has been created digitally, it also has a digital paper from Robyn's Fetish Store, it is from the Oriental Beauty Kit.   I make these all the time, when I need a fast card, I print the fronts and layer onto cardstock.  The font I have used is "From Street Art"

 ChooChoo Charlie

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #120 - One for the Boys - 27 May, 2015

Entered into:
AAA Cards - Guys
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #265 - Anything Goes - 24 May, 2015

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

I chose "Bear and Ballons" to decorate a kraft gift bag.  I used a circle diecut to cutout the image which has been coloured with copic pens, then cut more circles from double sided designer paper, curled these circles slightly and layered them all to create a flower.  Used a stamp and punch for the sentiment.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #265 - Anything Goes - 24 May, 2015

Enered into
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Monday, May 18, 2015


This image is from The Paper Shelter, called Capture the Moment.  Coloured with copic pens and layered onto pink designer paper.  I have used pink knitted lace down one side of the card, the other has black ribbon.  I have also added some black gems and white peals to the ribbon.  Punched out 2 tags and stamped on some sentiments.
The Paper Shelter - Use a charm - small red heart
My Time to Craft - Sketch
Come and Get It - Ribbon and Bling
Glitter N Sparkle - Use some Ribbon
Krafty Hands Challenges - Lace and Pearls


Image on my card is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Maka Indian Maiden.  Coloured with Copic pens,  using the earth colours  (browns)  Fussy cut and layered onto Kraft Card.  I have added some gold edgings, hearts and flowers (because I always think of gold as being a brown colour) to complete my monochromatic card.

Lacy Sunshine - Monochromatic

Colour Challenge at ADFD

Photo challenge this fortnight at A Day for Daisies, I have used the freebie called "Fairy Flower Outing" and cocentrated on the colours. Soft pink, mauve, green and aqua.  Coloured with copic pens, I fussy cut the image and layered it onto some light green cardstock and then onto a mauve card.  Added some silver edgings and a hand made flower to complete the card.

ADFD - Photo Inspiration
Sister Act - Cards Only
Creative Corner - Spring is in the Air
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #264 Stars Stars Stars - 17 May, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is 
PRIZE: a $15 gift certificate to THE PAPER SHELTER STORE

Our theme this week is Stars Stars Stars, we want to see lots of them, I chose this image which is called "Reach for the Stars" as it reminded me of an old song "Catch a Falling Star".

So I thought why not start an Art Journal around songs I remember, this is the first entry.  I have used lots of different elements, acrylic paints, inks, rubber stamps, hand drawn elements, black sharpies/ white pen, glitter of several different types.

Close up of Image

Full page

Showing some of the glitter

Double page view

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #264 Stars Stars Stars - 17 May, 2015

Entered into:
ARTastic Challenge - Stars
The Artistic Stamper challenge - Journalling your heART out. (Rubber stamping includes trees, dragonflies and sentiments)
The Paper Shelter - Charming (metal stars)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Open Minded Challenge #36 - Wedding or Anniversary - Midway 16 May, 2015

Midway through our Wedding/Annversary challenge out sponsors are

Beansie Doodles 

Di's Digi Stamps

Fairy Tangles

Illustrations By Jane

My Whimsical Little World

For my wedding card I chose Fairy Tangles image called "Forget me Nots Fairy"I have printed her twice and coloured her with copic pens.  I fussy cut one image and layered it over the other, this then allowed me to double her wing and give it some curves.

I have added blue gems down the side of the card and also for a butterfly trail.  Yellow liquid pearls and pen have been put into the centres of the flowers, which are die cuts, so are the stems and leaves.  Typed a sentiment.
Front of Card

Diectue flowers and leaves

Side of view of Wings

Front view of wings

For the inside of the card, I wrote a little poem, added some lace to the top and little forget me nots dotted around the page.
 The forget Me Not symbolizes Faithful & True Love

In years to come do not forget the vows you said to one another

As you fall asleep each night do not forget to whisper I love You”

When the argument is over do not forget to shout I love you”

Grow these Forget Me Nots in your garden as a reminder of your Love for each other.

inside of card
Open Minded Challenge #36 - Wedding or Anniversary - Midway 16 May, 2015

Entered into:
Polka Doodle Week 19 - Things with Wings
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Lady Bug Crafts - Favourite Colour (Blue)
One Stitch at a Time - Lady
The Corrosive Challenge - Every Little Thing She does is Magic
Creatalicious - Butterflies

From the Heart May Challenge

The wonderful image this month by From the Heart is "Apple Blossom Birds"

I printed the image 4 times.  Twice as background outlines of white cardstock (gives a bit of a shadow).  Twice for colouring with Copic Pens and layering.  Fussy cut and added liquid pearls to the middle of the flowers.  The sentiment came with the cute image.

Front of card

Side on view

Close up you can see the print on the card, gioves an outline shadow.

Inside printed in soft grey, one flower has been coloured, with liquid pearls added.

From the Heart May Challenge  - Birds with Apple Blossom
Addicted to CAS - Birds
Top Tip Tuesday - Animals
Dream Valley Challenge - Things with Wings
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paper Creators - Animals

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brown Sugar #148 - Fathers Day

Our spnsor this week is
Stitchy Bear

I received this cute image called "Pop" and made a gift tag.  The image has been coloured with copic pens, layered on some hessian.  I stapled some raffia onto the image and tied a bow.

I used some green cardstock and recycled some packaging to create the background.

Brown Sugar #148 - Fathers Day

Fab N Funky - Tag
Male Room - Colours
Clear it out - Green

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #118 - Feminine - 13 May, 2015

Our Sponsor this week is

Our theme for the week is Feminine, I have used "Nerdy Cute" to alter the cover of a small journal.

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  I have used designer paper and stickers on the cover, adding a flower and a small sentiment.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #118 - Feminine - 13 May, 2015

Entered into:
Altered Aclectics - Anything Goes
Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Monday, May 11, 2015

Imagine That May Challenge

Two wonderful Floral designs from Imagine That this month.  I decided to use the precoloured version, but there are also digital images for you to colour, sentiments also included in the sets.

I printed out each image twice on linen paper.  Fussy cut one around the whole image and then cut buds from the other print.

The sentiment I coloured digitally and printed straight onto white cardstock.

I cut three tulips placing two in the lower corner, layering the other onto a flower, the heart is also attached with 3d squares.

3 extra pansies have been cut, two layered onto the front of the card and one placed inside.

Entered into:
Imagine That May Challenge
One Stitch at aTime # 236- Special Lady
Moo Mania - Flowers
Fab 'n' Funky - May Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Flowers for Her

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #263 Lots of Layers - 10 May, 2015

Our sponsor this week is

PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 2 sets from the KPM DOODLES STORE

You have to love KPM Doodles sets, so many images both jpg and png with which to play and they are great for collages. The set I have used for my wall plaque is called "Blue Birds" and our theme is Lots of Layers.

I have used one of each of the images in the Blue Bird Set and if I can count correctly, I have about 10 layers.

This is my Spring plaque, first thing I did was create a gradient of blue and green and placed the water fountain image on top, printed and coloured the flowers, grass, bird and water, glossy accents have been added to the water.  I left the fountain uncoloured.  Not sure about everywhere else, but where I live they are usually white.

I then printed and coloured with copics all the other images, which I fussy cut.  I used icypole sticks for the stands of the bird houses, placing a bird on top of the roof of one birdhouse and another at the bottom.  I cut the legs off the birds, I can cut a lot of things but they were all a bit too fine for me, so instead on the bird that is standing in front of the water fountain I drew long legs.  Cut out letters for the sentiment and added some blue flowers and lots of glitter.  Also used 3d squares to lift the flowers and sentiment off the page, which gave me another layer.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #263 Lots of Layers - 10 May, 2015

Entered into:
Come and Get It - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps -Spring/ Birds
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - Birds/Feathers
Country View Crafts - Simply Scenic

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #262 - Anything but a Card - 3 May, 2015

Our Sponsor thsi week is our very own
PRIZE: 3 images of the winner’s choice from the ROBYN’S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE STORE.

The challenge is Anything but a Card, How about an ATC, scrapbook LO, decoration, altered object, etc. but no cards!

I chose Granny Boot for my ATC, this image comes with a pair of boots  but I have only used one this time and turned it into a plant pot full of colourful roses.  I coloured the boot with copics, mounted onto designer paper which has been attached to a canvas based ATC, I needed to ensure it was strong enough.  Attached the boot with 3d tape and inserted the flowers and little twigs.  I'm thinking this would be a good one to either frame or put a magnet on the back so it can be displayed.

 Robyn's Fetish Challenge #262 - Anything but a Card - 3 May, 2015

Entered into:
Polka Doodles - Anything But Square
Dragon's Lair Design Challenge - Bouquet of flowers
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Creat -Anything Goes/Optional Feminine

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Open Minded Challenges # 35 - Shabby Chic - Midway 2 May, 2015

We are midway through challenge #35 and our sponsors are:
All Dressed Up 
Prize - 2 images 

Kith and Kin Digital Stamp Co. 
Prize - 5 images 

Ppinky Dolls Art 
Prize - 3 images

The East Wind  
Prize - 3 images 

 . I chose an image from All Dressed Up called "Little Bookworm" for my Shabby Chic card.

Coloured with Copic Pens, diecut and mounted on matching coloured cardstock.  I've added a lace border with lots of flowers, leaves, a heart and a butterfly


 Open Minded Challenges # 35 - Shabby Chic - Midway 30 April, 2015

Entered into:
Fussy and Fancy - Lots of  Flowers
Moo Mania - Butterflies
Crafting Muskateers - Use a Diecut
Sister Act - Cards Only Anything Goes

Friday, May 1, 2015

DSC May Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers

****************************NEWS FLASH************************

Digitally Sweet have gone to monthly challenges. 
Challenges will commence the 1st of each month, May will run from 1st - 30th May.

 Our first monthly sponsor is
Imagine That

For the month of May we got to play with 3 different sets from Imagine That. They all come with precoloured images as well as digi stamps for you to colour and lots and lots of sentiments.  I decided to use the precoloured versions and there is a bit of every set in this card.

The sets are called: 
Ladybug/Daisies Planter
Lily's Flowers
Sunny Days

I have created this card from one A4 size card sheet.  The backgrounds are from Retro Designs "Daisy Kit" You can find her designs HERE

Once I had the backgrounds in place, I started adding the "Imagine That" images to create 3 separate panels. to create little scenes.  One set has rain drops, I have made them small so that they are coming from the watering can.  A different sentiment has been added to each panel. 

When I was happy with the design, I printed out the sheet, scored between the panels and cut off the extra paper that was not required.  I then cut out 2 of the suns and one flower again, have a look below for the 3d effect.
Front of closed card
Card Open

Card wide open
This photo is showing the printed page which I have then scored.

Then I did some paper piecing, sun has been printed again and fussy cut, added to front of card with 3d squares.

But wait there is more, another paper pieced sun.
To finish off I paper pieced the round flower by cutting along the line and creating a spiral.
DSC May Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers

The Crazy Challenge - Cute as a Button
Come and Get It - Spring is in the Air
Penny's Papers - Anything but Square
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner  - April Showers Bring May Flowers