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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #348 - Anything Goes - 25/12/2016

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

I chose "Christmas Presents" for this weeks challenge.  Three cute packages, I have coloured them with copic pens and then cut them out and layered onto the patterned paper, which is from Graphic 45, 12 Days of Christmas selection.  Added a Silver sentiment to complete the card.

Entered into:
CHNS - Christmas Extra

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Doggie Christmas

Fimolas Arts - Hund, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, die in top right hand corner is from Stampin Up.
A simple ATC that is going to someone this Christmas.

Entered into:
Wicked Wednesday ATC - Cats or Dogs
Crimbo Crackers - Animals 
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #347 - Add a Bell - 18/12/2016

Our Sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner will receive the 3 digital stamps that the design team used for their samples

Our theme is to Add a Bell

I chose Gingerbread Girl and made a Christmas Tree Decoration, the composite photo below shows both sides. 

The image has been printed just a little bit over 2 inches high, so she isn't very big.  printed three times, once in mirror.  Two of the images have been coloured with Copic pens and a white gel pen to finish.  

All three images have been fussy cut, with the two coloured images have a small sleigh bellss sewn into the hands.  The three images were then sandwiched together with glue and left to dry.  Once dry I punch a small hole in the bow and threaded through some red cord.

Friday, December 16, 2016


A couple of photos I tool on holiday recently.  It was a very hot day and the camel lying down, seemed to be saying I just can't be bothered today.

Layout is based on a sketch at Sketches in Thyme

Entered into:
Sketches in Thyme

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #163 Use Ribbon - 15/12/2016

The theme at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight is to use Ribbon..
e,g. Recycle something, card, tag, journal page, gift wrapping.
Anything Goes so long as there is some ribbon on the project.  That's easy.
4 great sponsors 
Prize - $10 voucher
Angies Digital Stamps
Prize 3 images
Rick St Dennis
Prize - 2 images
The East Wind
Prize - 3 images

I've made two projects for this fortnights challenge.  The first is a Z card, featuring The East Wind's" Aurora Magic Flute"

Aurora has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, including splitting the image so she could sit over the strip on the card. I then stamped and diecut oodles of leaves etc.  Adding a strip of ribbon and a bow to complete this birthday card.

Next comes a cute image from Digstamps4joy, "Misteri's ornaments".  Coloured with copic pens, glitter has been added to the baubles, and Misteri's cuffs, collar and hat.  Her earrings have been coloured with a gold pen.  Die cut stars and red polka dot ribbon complete both the card and the tag.

Entered into:
(Birthday Card)
 CreativeCottage - Use Die Cuts
 CraftDee Bowz - Anything Goes
 Crafting Muskateers - Anything Goes
 Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
 (Christmas Card)
CHNS Christmas Extra 
Digistamps4Joy Anything Goes with Sparkle
Scrapping4fun Challenges - Christmas
 613 Avenue Create - Holiday Happiness

Six White Boomers

Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

That is the chorus of a well known Australian Christmas Song about Santa using Kangaroos instead of Reindeer to visit Australia for Christmas, when it is the middle of summer and hot.

I haven't gone with white kangaroos, I've coloured them the more traditional colour.  I love this image and have made the card for a 4 year old.  Colouring the image with copics and touch pens, typed sentiments, glitter and liquid pearls complete the card.

 Entered into:

Snow much Fun

A new image from Imagine that called "Dog Sledding".  So cute!  If you enter the Anything Goes Challenges on Imagine That's Facebook Challenge, you will receive this image for free. 

I have used a precoloured image, highlighted with copic pens.  Fussy cut and layered onto blue patterned paper.  The sentiment is one of 3 that come with the images.

Liquid Pearls and Silver glitter have been dotted over the snow area.

Entered into:
Simon Says Mondays - Snow
Connie  can Crop - Baby its Cold out there
The Cutie Pie - Day in the Snow
Melonheadz - Winter is Here

Drummer Boy

An ATC today, Silhouette of a drummer boy, which I have added black glitter, doesn't show up in the photo.  I have used gold glitter and yellow cardstock,  The star has been made with a die from Stampin Up.

Entered into:
Wicked Wednesday ATC - Something beginning with D
Fab N Funky - Glitter N Sparkle
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Sparkles

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #346 - Christmas Card with a Die Cut - 11/12/2016

Our Sponsor for this week is 
Ppinky Dolls
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the Ppinky Dolls STORE

I chose "Christmas Gift" for my Christmas card this week.  coloured with copic pens and die cut, there is another diecut behind her and the holly is also a diecut.  All mounted onto patterned paper.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Make a Wish

Clover Angel is from Imagine that, I have printed a precoloured image and then used some copics to highlight areas.  The little mushroom and pearls are from Flourish with a Bling.

Diecut and added to coloured cardstock.  Glitter sentiment, coloured with copic pens and some pearls complete the card.

The verse inside comes with Clover Angel. 

Entered into:
Imagine That December Facebook Challenge
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - No Patterned paper


The progressive freebie image at Outlawz this month is called, Snowman (65snowman) and has been generously given to us by Sandi Huggett of Sandi's Samples. Thanks Sandi.

I've coloured the image with copics and fussy cut, layering onto red cardstock with 3d dimensions. Adding silver ribbon, silver sentiment and snowflakes to complete the card.

Outlawz Progessive Monthly Challenge
Creative Corner - Christmas
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Snow much Fun

Christmas Candles

This beautiful image is from Ike's World, Xmas Freebie, on the challenge site.

Coloured with copic pens and die cut.  Liquid pearls added to the candles and glitter to the baubles, a sparkly sentiment complete the Christmas Card.

Entered into:
Ike's World - Photo inspiration
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Choosday - Anything Goes
Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Baked with Love

Imagine That's "Chef Freddy" is baking up a storm.  I'm the one who boils up the puddings for the family each year, so Freddy is very dear to me.

I printed out precoloured images and die cut them with stitched dies.  The sentiment is also in the kit, attached some silver ribbon all on red cardstock.

Entered into:

Imagine That monthly challenge - Photo Inspiration (All in the Eye of the Beholder)
I looked deeply and came up with: squares for the presents; checks for the patterned present papers; red and yellow (on puddings) for colours from tree, ribbon for the bows and black for the cat.  lol I must have been having a quiet day.

If you choose a cookie - White and Red
Try it on Tuesday -  Celebrate
Male Room - December Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas Baking

Another Christmas Decoration

I started making these small decorations earlier in the year as a novelty, but they have come in hand, we now have a very small pup int he house and afraid our big tree might be a bit too much for her.  Definitely too much for me trying to decorate it and keep things away from her tiny paws.  So I bought a real small tree in a pot and placed it on a table out of harms way and the pups way as well.

This one is made from an image from The East Wind called Meowy Christmas.

Printed twice in mirror, (about 1.5 to 2 inches tall) then coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.   I use a glue stick to put them together, they dry hard.  Make a small hole in the top for something to hang them by.

Then comes the glitter, liquid pearls and glossy accents to complete the decoration.

This composite picture shows you both sides before the bling!
 And her she is all dressed up in her glitter 
(actually hanging on a garden tree to dry)

Entered into:
The East Wind - Christmas
Crafty Enjoyments - All about Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas Creations
Gltter n Sparkle - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a card 
Daring Cardmakers - Decorate it

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Our Christmas Present from Santa

This has been a long hard year for us with Mum being so ill and passing away at the age of 90.  In the midst of that sorrow we lost our little dog (11years old) from a sudden heart attack.  Perfectly healthy one moment, gone the next. It has been a long winter here and what seems a very very long year.

My husband has been desperate to find another dog, and at the weekend we found this tiny little puppy, who, withing 48 hours has taken control of the household. It doesn't take away the sorrow we will feel without Mum at Christmas this year, nor does she replace our little Sandy.  But she is the distraction we need, and she is dearly loved by all. 

The kit I have used is from Scrap Kitchen Designs, called "Christmas Past"

 Sketch from Sketches in Thyme Challenge

 Entered into:

Sketches in Time December week 1 Sketch
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Pixels and Paper Challenge - Christmas with Pets

Thy Perfect Light Christmas Tag

Lots of layers on this Christmas tag including a digital image, flowers, leaves diecut stars, pearls and a stamped sentiment.

The candle has been coloured with copic pens, fussycut and then decorated with liquid pearls, glitter and Kindy Glitz.

The floral section includes paper and material flowers and leaves.  Pearls in a round flower pattern.

The stars are from Stampin up, both stamped and diecut, with gold Kindy Glitz added.

The sentiment is also from the Stampin Up range,  yeah! I can now stamp I bought one of those stamping thingy majiigy tools that helps you stamp perfect each time.

All layered on to patterned paper and green cardstock.


Entered into:
Through The Craftroom Door Monthly Magazine Challenge - Tag
CHNS Christmas Extra
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #345 - Square or Restangle Cards - 4/12/2016

Our Sponsor this week is 
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 2 digital stamps from the MY STITCH BACK IN TWINE STORE

I chose "Mad Hatter Teacup Stack" for my square card this week.   Coloured with copic pens, I printed them together with a sentiment then cut the square, layered with patterned paper and flowers.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bargello Technique

The background has been made into a Bargello pattern with papers from Stampin Up.   The image is from Zuri, called "Romantic Style 1."  She has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The tree branch is a diecut.  A sentiment and flowers complete this notebook cover.

Entered itno:
Shopping Our Stash - Paper Strip Art
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
CHNS Patterned Paper
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

The Caroller

I have had this little bear for quite a long time, the only name description I have is tegning 61.

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut. I have layered him onto  a white card which has been embossed with 2 different embossing folders.  One embossing folder is sheet music and the other is the names of Christmas Carols.

Emtered into:
CHNS Chirstmas Extra
Animal Friends - Anything Goes
DieCut Divas - Layers (Embossing )
Christmas with the Cuties - Anything Cute and Chrissmassy
4 Crafty Chicks - Bears
House of Cards - Photo Inspitation (colours)
Double D - Traditional Christmas Colours

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #162 - Christmas Birthdays - 1/12/2016

Today's challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is something Christmas or Birthday using Christmas colours.  I'm so behind with my Christmas cards, my choice had to be Christmas.
Ours sponsors for this fortnight are:

Prize - 5 Digis
 Prize - 3 images

I chose an image from QKR Stampede called "Gnome Man".  Coloured with Copic Pens and fussy cut, layered onto Christmas patterned paper.  Gold edging and ornaments have been added.  A stamped sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
The Crafty Addict - Anything Goes with Christmas Paper.
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Extra
Pile It On - 2 Patterned Papers
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas Card

Digitally Sweet #157 December - Christmas Card

Our sponsor this month is "Dragon Lair Designs" and I have used "Holly Days to create a digital card to place on Facebook for my family and friends.

So many pieces in the kit, check it out HERE.

CHNS Chrismas Extra
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes 
Dragons Lair Design - Christmas

CHNS Paper Patterned Challenge for December

Used a scrap of striped paper for this Christmas card, which has an image from Bugaboo Stamps, "Christmas Horse"

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, the shadows look really big, because he is on a spring and wobbles.  Yeah! My first wobble card.

Entered into:
Mod Squad - Holiday Dimension
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes 
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Kitten

The image is called Kitten Kristmas from Ike's World.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have layered him on some patterns paper, adding silver edging and sentiment. I really wanted to put a small bell on his tail, but I didn't have one, so he got a snowflake

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Chooseday - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Extra
Show us your Pussies - Anything with Cats

Thanksgiving with a Twist

Have gone all out international here, Ike's "Turkey Dinner" has become a Traditional French Roast Chicken. lol

No-one in my family eats Turkey. And that's OK, as we also don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia.  But we do love Chicken.  I found this recipe on the net, looks yummy so it has garnered a page in my cookbook.

I have coloured the image with copics and fussy cut.  Kept plain as this book is used often.

Entered into

Ike's World - Thanksgiving
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Christmas Time

A couple of cards with images from Robyn's Fetish Store,"Jolly Ole Santa" and "Poinsettias Basket"

The images have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered with 3d dimensions onto Stampin Up striped paper.

The Poinsettias have been coated with a crystal glitter from Kindy Glitz.

Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Friday - 25 Days to Christmas
Outlawz  - Saturday Paper Ala Mode - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Extra
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Frosted Florals
Moo Mania - Stripes

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #344 - Stripes or Dots 2711/2016

Our sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the 

I chose Red Nosed Reindeer and because of his round red nose, I went with spots for the challenge.

The reindeer has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, red glitter added to his nose.  Mounted on spotted paper, with spotted ribbon, a silver sentiment and holly stamp completes the card.

Entered into:
CHNS Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Cute as a Button - Christmas
Double D Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas

Happy Birthday Time

This card features an image form Bugaboo, "Mouse Cupcake".

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, the cherry has a thick layer of glossy accents added.  Layered onto bright patterned paper.

Entered into:

Crazy 4 challenges - Cake
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes with Optional Sentiment

Friday, November 25, 2016

Seascape - One Layer Card

The image on my card is from Delicious Doodles, called "Vintage Anglers"

I have coloured the image with Copic pens, added a sentiment and mounted it onto cardstock, so that the whole scene is the front of the card.

Entered into"
The Male Challenge - ???Scapes
My Time to Craft - No Layers
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Santa's Mail

This very cute image is from Di's Digis, called Micemas Post".  The image was a freebie for this months Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge.

I have printed the whole image once, hen the mice and presents multiple times.  All have been coloured with Copic pens, the entire image square cut.  The mice and presents fussy cut.

I love to layer images but sometimes I feel the squares are to thick so I make my own 3d strips.  Using cardboard of different thicknesses, put double sided tape on each side and I have my own 3d mounting tape at a much lower level.

The little mouse on the ground has been mounted with the tape.  The little mouse and the presents he is standing on have also been mounted with the tape.  And, he green present with the red ribbon mounted on top again.  (Hope that makes sense)

Some greenery , flower and a stamped sentiment have also been added, the mouse's hat has liquid pearls and the snow has been made with Gesso, Pearl Ex and Kindy Glitter.

Entered into:
Outlawz Monthly Freebie/Progressive Challenge
The Crazy Challenges - Getting Ready for Christmas
Try it Tuesday - Layer it Up
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Christmas Apple

The image is from "Dal Manto Russo"  I have digitally altered the image so that the baby Jesus is leaning out with the apple.

Here is the start of this beautiful Christmas Story, I do hope you will click and continue to read the full story.

(Based on a story by Ruth Sawyer)
Once upon a time in GERMANY, there lived a little CLOCK-MAKER named Herman Joseph.  He lived in one little ROOM, furnished with a BENCH for his work and his tools, a CHEST for his wood, a CUPBOARD for his dishes, and a TRUNDLE-BED that SLID under his workbench.  Other than that, there was only a STOOL -- except for the CLOCKS that is.  There were HUNDREDS of clocks -- big clocks and little clocks -- clocks with WOOD faces and clocks with porcelain faces. There were SHELF clocks, grandfather clocks and CUCKOO clocks; clocks with CHIMES and clocks without chimes.  Everywhere you looked, there were clocks.
There was a little WINDOW in the front of Hermann's shop, with a shelf on it...  to continue the story click HERE

Entered into:
Outlawz - Twisted Thursday Challenge - Christmas Magic
Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season
CHNS Christmas Extra
Crafting Muskateers - Christmas Wishes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes

Christmas Card

Coloured this bird sometime ago (if anyone knows the name of it, please leave a comment) with copic pens, fussy cut and adhered to patterned paper.  Lots of green glitter on the ribbon parts and yellow glitter on some of  the yellow balls.   The red berries have been coated with glossy accents.  AS silver sticker greeting complete the card.

Entered into:
Outlawz Monday Challenge - Greeting, Sparkle and Shine
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Things with Wings

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


This Vintage car is from "Darla Digis".  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto polka dot paper and green cardstock. 

Entered into:
Outlawz Sunday CAS - Go for a Ride Day
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Brown Green and Yellow

Monday, November 21, 2016

Get Well Card

This card features "Loving Stanley" from Beccy's Place.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, he has been layered on patterned paper and cardstock.  Silver sticker sentiment completes this get well card.

Entered into:
Come and Get It Challenges - Get Well Soon
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday to Ike's "Show us your Pussies" Challenge.

My Birthday card features an image called Alley Cat from Scribbles.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto black cardstock.

Entered into:
Show us your pussies - Anything Goes with cats

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #343 Lace and Gems 20/11/2016

Our sponsor this week is 
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the STAR STAMPZ ETSY STORE

I chose "Cinderella" for this weeks card, coloured with copic pens and diecut, mounted onto patterned blue paper.  I have coloured some lace with a blue copic pen and added gems to the las\ce and also to her ears for earrings.  Silver glitter has also been added to the stars in the image.

What are you Thankful for....

Here is an image from A Day for Daisies, called "Magical Reading" which I thought was perfect for a child's diary, something they can write down what they are thankful for...  Could be the chocolate Nanna gave them before Breakfast  ssssh no-one is supposed to know!  Could be for a sunny day or the bicycle Santa left.

Entered into:
Outlawz - Saturday Paper A la Mode - Giving Thanks
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede - Give Thanks

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #161 - Christmas Comes Early - 15/11//2016

Theme this fortnight is Christmas Comes Early - Create a Christmas/Holiday themed project, 
and our great sponsors are:

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Prize: Tailored to each individual

Kitty B
Prize - 1 non coloured image

From Dynamite Doodles, I have chosen a Purple Paper from "A Grungy Christmas Pack";  Patterned paper from "Santa Kisses 3 x 3" and sentiments from "Christmas Time set 1"

First I have made a Digital Card for my friends on facebook.  I fell in love with this quaint picture when I first saw it, I cannot take any credit for the design, it is based on the design Lisa has for the paper set.  The top sentiment came with the sentiment set, the bottom sentiment is a type one.

This design is to be printed and made into a 5 x 5 card.  
The sentiment is from the pack, and I changed it from black to white.

This is also to be printed, the sentiment and the little present are from the sentiment pack, the pale strips have been taken from between the pictures of Santa Kisses.

From Kitty Bee I received this cute penquin, "Santa Penquin"  Colourted with Copic pens and fussy cut, layered on to olal die cuts, lots of glitter for his hat, beard and snow.

Check out all the other Christmas inspiration at:


From Kitty B, I chose Santapenguin,