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Friday, October 30, 2015

Brown Sugar Challenge #170 - Flowers - 30 Oct, 2015

Our sponsor this week is
Sami Stamps

Always beautifully delicate images, this time I chose "Whiskers and Petals" from Sami Stamps.  I printed the image and sentiment onto a card blank, and then printed the image again, coloured the cat and flowers with copic pens, fussy cut.  Layered with 3d hexagons, adding orange and yellow glitter on random flowers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Once Upon a Time.........

This card was so much fun to create.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine, called "Rory Just a Lil Pixie" and is this fortnight's Loyalty Program Digi.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and mounted onto a step card, which I have turned into a fairy princess castle.

The pink walls have been embossed with a brick pattern,gold ink has been used to highlight the mortar (all good fairy princess castles have to have gold) and a diecut for the windows.

The turret rooves and balcony are in a mint cardstock.  The small ones are highlighted with gold, the main roof has a punched scalloped pattern for the slate (also highlighted in gold).

Punched vines and flowers with liquid pearl centers, two diecut flowers and owl complete the card.

 Entered into:

Lacy Sunshine - Once upon a Dream Fairy Tale
Try it Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Crafting for All Seasons - Girly
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 287, Anything for Halloween , 25 October, 2015

 Our sponsor for this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the LIMITED RUNS STORE.

I chose "Speedy Witch" from Limited Runs Digi Stamps for my Halloween project. 

Although Halloween is slowly becoming more popular, it is not a big event in Australia. For this weeks inspiration I thought I would go all out and make a Halloween decoration.  I sort of know the colours are black, purple, orange and green, that people use witches, owls, black cats and pumpkins etc.  So I set about turning a Maple Syrup (love maple syrup) bottle into a candle holder.

As I did not have any purple paint, I mixed some red and blue craft paint together, then added some silver glitter paint.  Poured the mixed paint into the empty bottle, put on the lid and shook it all around.  I let it dry for a while and then went back and turned it upside down to get the paint thicker.  Worked a treat, I didn't realise how easy it was to colour a bottle.

Next I needed an orange candle, none in the house, but I did have a white candle, again I went back to the basics and mixed red and yellow together until I got the orange I wanted.  I applied the paint to the candle, stuck the end in the bottle and left to dry.

I coloured Speedy Witch with Copic pens, fussy cut her, added glitter to her hair and boots and a black cat to her broom.   Used a round punch to make a moon from silver white card.  Made a paper owl, printed some bats from Robyn's Digital Stamps and More, called A Bit Batty. Attached them to the candle with split pins.  Also attached a digitally carved pumpkin, that I made some time ago.  Draped netting and cord around the bottle.

This photo is dark, only way I could get to show my pumpkin.

The Paper Shelter - Trick or Treat
4 Crafty Chicks - Halloween

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Getting closer to Christmas

Here is a simple Chirstmas card, no stamping what so ever!I have used a white card blank, cut some red cardstock into a scalloped strip and a fancy rectangle. 

Added a striped Christmas tree diecut (I'm not sure what it is made from - it is quite hard but has no weight).  Coloured a Happy Christmas sentiment and tree sticker with a copic pen to complete the card.

Entered into
Creative Corner - No Stamping
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Stamping
CHNS Christmas Extra

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Altered Box

I do a lot of my colouring watching (or should I say listening) to the TV at night.  That way hubby gets to see me and I am away from the computer.

All this means a messy coffee table, but I try to keep things sort of organised and keep bits and pieces in this wooden box.  Time for an updat

Inside the box is Graphic 45 paper.  I covered the outside in black cardstock, created black backgrounds for the images, typed words on the road sign, printed and cut into  strips to fit the box.  The large scarecrow and sign have been fussy cut, glued to black cardstock and re fussy cut give them some strength.

Both sides have pumpkins, the little fences, mushrooms and grass are all from Flourish with A Bling.

Deedees's Image of the Month - "Pumpkin Patch"
Moo Mania - Autumn
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Monday, October 19, 2015

Black and White with a touch of Pink

A simple card today, but I am very happy how it turned out.

Fairy Flower Outing is the image on this card, it can be found at A Day for Daisies. 

Coloured with Copic Pens, I following a sketch from Crazy 4 challenges.

Entered into:

A Day for Daisies - Add Black Lace
Crazy 4 challenges - Sketch 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Creepy Halloween

The Loyalty Program Digi this fortnight is Cemetarie and her bunny.

I have coloured her with copic and touch pens, fussy cut and then glued to black cardstock and fussy cut again.  Using 3d dimension from Stampin up I have layered her onto some designer striped paper from my stash.

All layered on to a purple card, made from an 8 x 8 piece of purple cardstock, folder in half.  The rest is just my doodling, the words, web, spider and cat.

Entered into:
Lacy Sunshine - Monster Mash Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - The Dark Side
Dream Valley - Halloween
Melonheadz - Halloween
Crazy Challenge - Orange, Purple and Green
Try it On Tuesday - It's Frightening - It's Halloween
Gltter n Sparkle - Halloween
A Stitch in Time - Halloween Colours

Mistloe Kitty

Mistletoe Kitty is the cute image on this card, it is from Imagine That.  

Coloured with Copic pens.  The image has been cut with an oval die, with a scalloped oval behind it.  Red swirls are also a die.  Red flower, white stamen is a thistle die cut, flower has been finished off with a red pearl.


The free image this month by From the Heart is "Cornucopia"

Coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and layered onto black card stock, a gold sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
From the Heart - Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge - Cornucopia
Fussy n Fancy - Orange Black and Purple
Crafts 4 Eternity - Fruit and Vegetables

3 Little Boxes

These little treat/gift boxes/bags, have to be the easiest and quickest you can make.

I used my scoreboard, scored folded added some double sided tape, all done.  Each has been finished of a different way. 

Box 1 is closed with a brad, added a bow and image from Roby's Fetish Store called My Little Cook.
Box 2 is stapled shut and has a doily with a seal on top, flower is from Graphic 45 papers.

Box 3 is closed with a ribbon and has a Lacy Sunshine image called Rory Sweet Urchin.

Crafting for all Seasons - Bags/Boxes
Scorpal more than one score - Treat Holders (8 to each one)

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 286, More than 2 Pumpkins, 18 October, 2015

Welcome to another great family friendly challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenges

Our Sponsor this week is
PRIZE: a $15 gift coupon to the DEEDEE’S DIGIS STORE

This week we would love to see lots of pumpkins.  I chose a set from DeeDee's called "Autumn Blessings" this set comes with both coloured and line images.

I have used a coloured version to digitally create the background on the front of the card, also adding the sentiment digitally.  I also had the main image printed onto the background.  Parts of the vine have been coloured with copic pens.

The large pumpkin and candle have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut as has the pumpkin inside the card.  Layered with 3d squares.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 286, More than 2 Pumpkins, 18  October, 2015

Entered into:
Fab 'n' Funky - Make it Square
Curtain Call - Pumpkins
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cookie for a Crafter - Colour Challenge

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Christmas Card

Love the image on this card, it is from Scribbles "Snow Kisses", thought I would leave the red and green alone and give this card a touch of blue, orange and grey.

The image has been coloured with Copic Pens and diecut, mounted on blue cardstock, a gold sticker sentiment completes the card "Have a Cool Yule"

Entered into:
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unusual colours
Choosday - Feeling Cold - Ice/Snow
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
CHNS Extra Christmas - Anything Goes related to Christmas
Natalie and Amy - Snowpeople

The Crafter's Cafe #135 - Black, Orange, Purple and some Ghosties - 15 October, 2015

3 wonderful sponsors this fortnight

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

 Deedee's Digis

Lacy Sunshine

 We don't celebrate Halloween, so I have used the colours for this birthday card, using a precoloured set from Deedee's Digis called "Wild About You".

Using a step card, I printed all the animals on a linen paper, fussy cut and then layered onto black cardstock and again fussy cut.  (the lion was holding a soccer ball, but this little fellow is into Australian rules, so I changed soccer to Aussie Rules football.)

Using mauve and orange papers on a black card, I then arranged the animals on top of each other with 3d hexagons from Stampin-up.

Used stickers for his name on the front, on the inside I typed a sentiment and then added a sentiment from the set to complete this birthday card.

Entered into:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 285, Use Lots of Orange, 11 October, 2015

Welcome to another great family friendly challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenges

Our Sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the OAK POND CREATIONS STORE

I chose "Grumpy Fish" for my card this week, with the theme being lots of orange, he just looked like a gold fish looking out of his bowl.

I have used Copic pens to colour the image and "Close to My Heart" papers for the backgrounds.  A gold sticker sentiment completes the card.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 285, Use Lots of Orange, 11 October, 2015

entered into:
 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Altered Book Cover

This is a visual diary that I have altered for a young girl who loves her art.  The image is from Faery Ink "Artsy Fae".  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.

I have used designer papers and matching diecuts to create the cover (also inside the cover).  The image and diecuts on the cover have been mounted with 3d hexagons, inside the cover the have been glued flat.

Entered into:
Your Scrapbook Page - Anything Goes (using FaeryInk)
One Stitch at a Time - Pink
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Anyuthing Goes or use Pink

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 284 Add Leaves, Real or Faux, 4 October 2015

 Welcome to another great family friendly challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenges

Our Sponsor this week is
 Robyn’s Fetish
PRIZE: 3 images of the winner’s choice from the 

The theme this week is to use leaves, real or faux.  The image I have used is called "Rock abye Baby" from Robyn's Store.

I have had this image for quite a long time, and although I have used it before, the the theme this week, jogged my memory about this precious little image and here is what I came up with using faux leaves.

I printed the image twice and coloured it with copic pens, then I used a circle die to cut one coloured image, the other I fussy cut the cradle and used 3d squares to layer the image.  I also cut a larger circle from green cardstock. The cradle image was attached over the green circle and then they were attached to the white card.

To make the leaves, I used a small circle punch and punched out lots of circles using two colours of green cardstock and also you will see some leaves have a pattern on them. They have been cut from a digital paper that can also be found at Robyn's Store.  Once I had the circles cut, I put them back into the punch, some a quarter of the way in others half way in and punched again.  Hand folded the leaves and then inked them.

I layered the leaves over the circles to create the tree foliage.  Added so ribbon and a "Hello Baby" Sentiment.

Here is how it looks with a name attached.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Brown Sugar #166 - Shabby Chic

Our Sponsor this week is 
Lacy Sunshine

Shabby Chic is so out of my comfort zone, but here goes!  I have used " Heidi Dazzlebud Briar Whimsie", coloured her with copic pens and diecut.

Using papers from Stampin Up I layered both  the front and the inside of the card.  Added punch leaves and flowers, plus fabric flowers, some lace, a wooden heart and a butterfly with gems. A little fence from Flourish with a Bling (they are having a sale at the moment, check it out!) completes my a card.

Cass Creating Now Tutorial - Silk Screen Card. 2 October, 2015

I am going to be doing tutorials for Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog on the first Friday of each month.
Leave me a comment if there is anything in partuicular for which you would like instructions.  If I know how, I will create a tutorial.

Silk Screen Card
Card stock  1 piece 8 inches x 12 inches
Card stock in contrasting colour 8 pieces 2½inches x 6½inches
Label Punch
Edge Punch
Glue / double sided tape etc. (use what you are familiar with)
Images - I have used:
Scarey Pumpkin;  Bearly a Pumpkin  Pumpkin Border;
Pumpkin Border 2;  Pumpkin Magic
all can be found at Robyn's Digital Stamps and More

Taking the 8 inch x 12 inch piece of card stock, use your edge punch down one long side

 Next, using the long straight edged side against the top of your scorer, score at the 3, 6 and 9 inch measurements.

Make Valley, Mountain, Valley folds (see photo - this is how you card should look once folded)

 Using a boner or scissors, handle flatten the fold lines.

Use a Label punch (mine is from Stampin' Up)  and I like it for these cards as the outside is exactly the same measurement as each section of the card.  You need to line up your punch vertically even to the sides of the section you are cutting AND you need to insert the card stock, halfway into the punch.   
Punch each of the 4 sections to create the legs.

Here is your basic silk screen card completed.  We have a patterned top and 5 legs.

Please note: I have changed to an orange card for the remainder of the tutorial. 
Legs are the same but this one shows a different top edging.

Once you have the basic shape created, you can start to decorate.
Using the 8 pieces 2½inches x 6½inches adhere to each of the panels, both sides.

This is how it should look on both sides when standing

Now for some images.  This photo shows both sides of the card.

Tip Time
You will notice the pumpkins do have white sections that I have not cut off.  I do a lot of fussy cutting, but sometimes, as with the stems and leaves, if fussy cut there is a good chance the parts will fall off.
So once I have adhered the images, I use a fine pen, could be a Sharpies/Staedtler, whatever I happen to have.  I colour those white parts and this is the result.

Another Tip
If you are trying to line up something try doing it upside down. I learnt this trick many many years ago.  If you want to copy a drawing, a font etc, do it upside down.  I do not know the scientific reason, but it has something to do with the brain then concentrating on the placement/ lines etc., not the actual image/embellishment.

And here is my Halloween Silk Screen Card completed.

Happy Halloween!

Give this design a try.   It is really simple!

Creative Corner - Booooo
Stamping with the Dragon - Halloween