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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 301 - Winter Cards with Glitter - 31/1/2016

This week's sponsor is

PRIZE: a $10 voucher from the FRED, SHE SAID DESIGNS STORE

This pretty design "Pair of Robins" also comes with coloured images.  I have coloured the image with copic pens. Cut into a square and mounted on Dark Brown and Green cardstock.

Not sure how to describe the card, but here goes, hope you get the idea, the is a normal square card.  I have folded the front diagonally outwards to about half an inch from the sides.  Matting the inside with Orange cardstock.

I have added glitter snowflakes, crystal glitter snow and white gel pen ink on the image.  Also added a Glitter Sentiment and snowflake to the inside of the card.

Front of Card

Inside of card
Let's see how much glitter you can place on your winter cards at 

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Animal Friends - Snow
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 300 - Pink, Green, Yellow and Blue - 24/1/2016

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

We have a great colour combo for this weeks challenge.  I chose Sally and Charlie from oddball Art to create a drawing book cover for a young girl I know.

Sally and Charlie have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut and layered onto striped paper.  The flowers and butterflies all come from some designer paper that was in my stash.  Liquid pearls have also been added to the page. Glossy accents has been used for Charlie's glasses.

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Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 300 - Pink, Green, Yellow and Blue -  24 January, 2016

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2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Paper Creators - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Curtain Call - Girly

Friday, January 22, 2016

Brown Sugar #182 - Black, Brown and Blue - 22/01/2016

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Dr Digi

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Always fun images, I chose "Stu and his Kazoo" for my Black, Brown and Blue card.  Stu is coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto different brown and blue patterned paper.  I have added gold glitter (think shiny brown) to the cymbals and drum.  Birthday sentiment completes the card.

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Brown Sugar #182 - Black, Brown and Blue - 22/01/2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BIrthday Time CAS style

I have used 2 die cuts, the banner (it has stitching indentations, but you cannot see it in the photo0 and the wording from The Frantic Stamper, a home made flower using a digital paper from Robyn's Digital Stamps and More and a wildflower embossing pad to create my Birthday Card.

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613 Avenue Create -Anything Goes/Optional Stylish/Elegant
Come and Get It - Embossing
Glitter n Sparkle - Monochrome 
Paper Players - CAS

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Scribbles Topiary1

This card features an image from Scribble, called Topiary 1.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut. Layered onto yellow and green cardstock on kraftcard.

The scrolls down the side and the butterflies and diecuts.  The blue and white flowers are from Graphic 45 paper, which I have fussy cut, layered on black cardstock and fussy cut again.  The flourishes are from Kaisercraft and the little hearts are offcuts from a cog diecut.

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Scribbles - Have a heart
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add some Dimension

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 299 - Animals - 17/1/2016

This week's challenge is all about Animals and our sponsor is

PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps 

Love using the image as the focal point, I chose "Spring Bunny and Bird House", printing it in a light greay colour.  Coloured with copic pens, cut into a square and I then used a corner punch for the edges of the image, matting and kraft ard.

Adding some flowers and handmade leaves to the corner to complete the card.

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The Cutie Pie - Krafty Cuties
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Pennys Papers - Anything Goes

Friday, January 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #141 Male Cards- 15/01/2016

Two great sponsors this fortnight 
Moonflower Designs

Angies Cards and Digis

We are also having a blog hop at The Crafter's Cafe, with 4 special prizes
Leave a comment on each Design Team Member's blog with the words "January Blues"
1st prize Gina K stamp set Spoon me
2nd prize Gina K Stamp set You make me smile
3rd prize Stampendous - Vintage Ladies
4th prize Stampendous - Charmed Art
The commenting prizes will be shipped worldwide, so everyone can enter.

The theme this fortnight is Male Cards.

My first card has an image from Moonbeam Designs called "Gina Cupcake"  Thought I would make a Valentine card for my husband, as he loves cake, this was a great image.  Coloured with copic pens and diecut.  In fact I have used lots of diecuts, which is a change for me. Oval, Scalloped Ovals, word and heart tag dies.

My second card has an image from Angie's Cards and Dies called "Bonkers".  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto card with 3d squares, I have added some green glitter to the green light.  Typed sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
ABC - Z is for zero embellishments
The East Wind - Black and White and One Colour
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes 
The Male Room - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


A small note card.  The image is from A Day for Daisies, called Fairy Kitty, it is the freebie for this fortnight.

I coloured the Kitty in grey copics, the wings in pink.  Fussy cut adding glitter and liquid pearls.

Some patterned paper from my stash down the side and a silver sentiment completes this small card.

Entered into:

A Day for Daisies - Anything Goes
SUYP - Cats
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Pur-fect Birthday

The image for this month at From the Heart is "Cozy Kittens", which came with a few sentiments.  I changed the wording for this one as I know someone who loves cats.  The sentiment did say May your hearts by full and your Christmas pur-fect.  I changed Christmas for Birthday.

Coloured with Copic pens I have used patterned papers from Stampin up for the background, diecut the circle.  I also fussy cut the sentiment.

Entered into:
From The Heart January Challenge
SUYP - Cats only
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Birthday
Come and Get It - Baby It's cold outside

Let's colour

The challenge this month at "Imagine That" is to colour an image.  I chose to colour Cowgirl from Lil Cowpokes, I have had her for a while but have only used the precoloured version before, check out the full kit at Imagine That

Coloured with copic pens, I have fussy cut her, ready for  ??? not sure yet.  She is laying on some white cardstock for the photo.

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Imagine That - January Colouring Contest

Monday, January 11, 2016


This card has 3 different patterned papers, two of them from Stampin Up.  The bunting is from Flourish with a Bling.  (Check them out they are having a great Sale during January),

The image is from The East Wind called "Dancing with a Polar Bear".  As I am in the middle of summer, and certainly not a winter person, I decided it was about time polar bears got some colour.

The image has been coloured with Copic pens and Fussy Cut, once I layered the image onto the card, I gave the little girl's hat some Red Kindy Glitz glitter and the Polar Bear got Crystal, Yellow, Dusty Pink etc Kindy Glitz, all swirled around with my finger, which ended up very glitzy!

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The East Wind - Banners, Flags, Bunting
Connie Can Crop - Beary Sweet
My Time to Craft - Friendship/Friends

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 298 - Square Cards - 10/1/2016

Our sponsor for this week is

PRIZE: 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice from THE EAST WIND STORE

I chose Lost Lagoon for my card. Coloured with copic pens and diecut into an oval.

I have used green cardstock to create my square card, cutting a piece of cardstock 4.5 inches x 12 inches.  Folding at the 4.5 and 9 inch points.  This created a 4.5 square card with a pocket for a gift card etc.  I have place a Happy Birthday tag in the pocket.   Used a corner punch on some orange cardstock, mounted the image with some flowers.  Some gold glitter on the fish and a gold sentiment competes the card.

Check out the challenge for more inspiration

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Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Tags/Labels
Penny's Papers - More than one Fold (2)
ABC Challenge - Y is for Your choice

Friday, January 8, 2016

Brown Sugar #180 - Anything Goes 08/01/2016

Two great sponsors this week:

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Alicia Bel

I have used "Cheshire Cat" from AlicaBel for my card, colouring him in copic pens and placing him behind a "Close to My Heart" frame.  Typed sentiment completes the card.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Make a Wish

My card has an image from Stampndoodle, called Serengetti Spring.  I have had the image for a very long time and I don't think it is available any more.

Printed and mounted onto black cardstock, a typed sentiment and stamped the stars to complete the card.

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Crazy 4 Challenges - Z is for Zebra
Crafting for all Seasons - Monochrome
The Male Room - Anything Goes

Thinking of You

Meet Rebel, she can be found at The Paper Shelter.  Coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto a card with 3d squares.  The flowers and leaves have been hand made using a circle punch. The card is finished of with a Silver Sentiment.

Entered into:
The Paper Shelter - Punches or Dies
Creative Inspirations - Florals 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 297 - Anything Goes - 3 /1/2016

Happy New Year to All

Easy challenge for the beginning of the year, Anything Goes.
Our Sponsor this week is our very own
PRIZE: 3 images of the winner’s choice from

I Chose "Susan Red Hat Bear" to decorate the cover of a notebook.  Colouring her with copic pens, and fussy cutting, I have layered the image onto a doiley, added some flowers and some diecut letters to complete the cover of this small notebook.

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 297 -  Anything Goes -  3 January, 2016

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Polka Doodles - Anything Goes
Moo Mania - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine - Christmas Confectioners

The image on this card is from Lacy Sunshine, called Potz and Panz Cookie Crumblers.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, mounted onto patterned cardstock.  The scroll is from Flourish with a Bling, who are currently having a January sale.

Silver sentiment "Jingle All The Way" completes the card.

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Lacy Sunshine - Christmas Confectioners
CHNS Christmas Extra - Anything Goes for Christmas
CHNS Patterned Paper - Anything Goes

Friday, January 1, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #140 - Square Cards 01/01/2016

Two Great Sponsors this fortnight

Alicia Bell

Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps

 My first card has an image from Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps, called "In the Cold", coloured with copic pens.  A square card with an extra fold typed sentiment completes the card.

My second card has an image from AliciaBel called, "Suzie's Gift", coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto orange cardstock, which has punched corners.  Silver sentiment and edgings complete the car.

Entered into:
Curtain Call - Frozen
Simon Says Monday - Winter Wonderland
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes

Cass Creating NowTutorial - Basic Circle Flowers, 1 January, 2016

Here again with another tutorial for Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.   
First day of a new year, maybe it is time to try something new.



Patterned and Plain Paper and Card stock
Circle Punches - I have used from ¼ to 1¼ inches.
Glue (your choice)
 That is all you need.
For my patterned pieces I have used
 digital papers called "Coney Island Summers" from Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps and More.

Additional Notes

Small flowers require a small pattern (a large pattern will be lost).   Large flowers can have both small and large patterns.  Also, certain aspects of a pattern can be used on a large flower.   If you don't have a coloured printer, no worries.   Print in black and white.

 Check your punches.  Here I have used Stampin' Up and Fiskar punches.  What I found was the half inch Fiskar was slightly smaller than the half inch Stampin' Up which made a great border.

 Number of circles for a flower: 
1  for back of flower
5 for petal tops
5 petal backing
1 for the centre of flower

The size is going to depend on you, but  the rule of thumb would be if you take a 1 inch circle for back of flower, half inch circles for the petals and a quarter inch circle for the centre of the circle, then that will make a 1.5 inch flower.

The main reason I love using digital papers is that I can print as little or as much as I need at a time. 
I can also shrink them down to fit small spaces, like small flower petals. 

To get the border, off set the top layer with the bottom.
Glue them together.

 Once you have the petals completed, add glue to your base and start placing the petals around the base.

Starting with one petal, place the next petal part way under the first, repeating until you get to the fifth petal, which will go under the fourth and lay on top of the first.  Always make sure that the border side overlaps the next petal.   I am left handed so I hold the flower in the left hand and the petals are inserted with my right going clockwise around the base.  If you are right handed you will do the opposite, hold the flower in your right hand, the petals in your left hand and go counterclockwise around the base.

 When all petals are in place, your flower should look like this one, ready for the centre.

Flower completed.

Tip Time 
If you use paper, please be careful and ensure that your punches work on paper, if not they can jam. Use some card stock with the paper if you are unsure. 

If you do use paper, trying scrunching up the petals and layering them with the same technique as before.

Starting with a few circles, we end up with flowers.

 These flowers have all been made with the same digital paper from the "Coney Island Summers" pack.  For the 3 coloured flowers, I punched certain parts of the large pattern for each petal.  For the black and white, I turned off the colour and I also shrunk the paper down so that the pattern would appear on the petals.

Assorted  Paper Flowers.

One simple flower is all you need to make a card bright and cheery.

Hope you give these flowers a try! They are simple and take no time.
I usually punch away and put together whilst watching TV.

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Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet January Challenge - Colour

Digital Scrapbook Page created with pieces from a kit by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles called Naturally Cool.  I have layered the papers and buttons from the kit, then added some brushes for the lace edging, dreamcatcher, butterflies and the Mum and daughter..

Check out the challenge blog to find out more and see some wonderful inspiration from the DT.

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Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for January, 2016


The paper has been in my stash for quite some time, the image is from lacy Sunshine, she is called Rosalind.  I have coloured the image with copic pens and fussy cut, mounted onto the paper with 3d squares, added some lace to the side of the card and a typed sentiment.

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Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes