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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 305 - Pearls - 28/02/2016

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I chose "Cozy Winter Wishes" for my card this week. I coloured her with copic pens, using a mix of colours.  Used a corner punch from Stampin Up to cut out the image, the background paper (also from Stampin Up) and the card..

The pearl flourish is from "Flourish with a Bling".  What to do! I wanted the pearls to match the background paper, so I have coloured white pearls with a copic pen.

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CRAFT Challenge - Female
The Paper Shelter - Animal Magic
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 304 - Stitching Real or Faux - 21/02/2016

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PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 2 single digital stamps from the 

I chose "Sew Cute" for my card, coloured with copics and cut using a corner punch, also diecut a small doily.    I have used embroidery thread and completed some stitching on the buttons.

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Creative Knockouts - In Stitches
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Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday Card

A male birthday card today, I need to make more of these.  Using a Leopard Image I added a birthday sentiment, printed in sepia, placed on spotted paper. Quick and simple CAS.

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Animal Friends - Cats
Sparkles Monthly - Male 
Crafting Muskateers - Monochrome 
The Male Room - Monochromatic

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lacy Sunshine PearlLotus

The image is from Lacy Sunshine, called "Pearl Lotus Syren"  Coloured with copic pens, I have also added liquid pearls and glitter.   Corner punched the image and matting.

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Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Friday, February 19, 2016

Brown Sugar #186 - Anything Goes - 19/02/2016

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Oddball Co

I chose  "New Baby Hanging Stuffies Its A Boy/Girl ~ We're Here For The Baby No.269 "  I chose some mauve patterned paper for the background and the diecut buttons, added some small bows and ribbon to complete the card.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #143 - Love is in the Air - 15/02/2016

Three great sponsors at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

I chose "Valentine 2013", a precoloured set from Melonheadz Illustrating to create a digital layout of the happy bride and groom. The background has been created with different digital brushes.

Hop over and join us, have a look at the DT projects.

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Moo Mania - Hearts
Crafts and Me - Use Reds
Eclectic Ellapu - Love Actually
Just Keep on Crafting - February Anythin goes link up
Come and Get It - Love is in the Air

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 303 Anything but a Card - 14/02/2016

Our sponsor this week is

PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps 

For our Anything but a Card challenge, I chose to make a bookmark using the image "Super Boy".  A gift to a young boy.

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto patterned cardstock from "Close to My Heart".  Typed message completes the bookmark.

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Doodle Pantry - Must use a Digi
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes


Show us your Heart is the theme at Imagine that this month.  I have created a digital layout using, pieces from Sealed with a Kiss and Watering Can Tulips.

I love doing the digital art, no mess to clean up afterwards, and I can always change it around over and over again with out leaving any marks etc.  Kris' image are wonderful for digital work.

I have extracted the heart from the watering can and scattered some around the page.  Also taken just the tulips to create the bottom border.

Digitally coloured the seal image, using colours from the watering can image.  Changed the sentiment from black to white and finally added some lace, flower and heart brushes.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #302 Valentine Cards 07/02/2016

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PRIZE: 3 images of the winner’s choice from the 

I chose "I have a crush on you" for my Valentine Card, coloured with copic pens and corner cut using a Stampin Up Punch.  The background paper is also from Stampin Up.  The flower is from Flourish with a Bling.

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C.R.A.F.T. Cahllenge - Phot Inspiration  (the cat)
Dream Valley - Valentine's Day
Cats only - Kitty Love
Paper Creators - Must Be Love

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Love, Valentine Day, Amore

Love is in the Air and so are the challenges in February.   I've created another page in my songbook journal  "When I'm 64"  I have used one of the new images from A Day for Daisies called Mr Right. Printing the image and the words onto Stampin Up Card stock.

The page has been coloured with Copic Pens, hand doodled and some bling and lace added to complete the page..

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Creative Corner - Love
Try it Tuesdays - Fine Romance
Crafting for All Seasons - Love is in the Air
Crazy Challenges - Love

Friday, February 5, 2016

Brown Sugar #184 - Valentine/Love - 5/02/2016

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I chose "Amore" for my card.  I just loved the delicate lines on the image ad\nd didn't want to colour her.  The set came with 3 images, Girl; Balloons and Girl with Balloons.    I have used the single girl image and placed 3 lots of balloons behind her and digitally coloured the red heart on her cheek.

For the first card I also digitally coloured the word Amore, printed another large hear and attached with 3d squares, also adding a red heart diecut. Layered onto black cardstock.

For the second Card, I  printed exactly the same image, minus the word amore and layered it onto red paper and white cardstock.

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Simons Says Wednesday - Have a Heart
4 Crafty Chicks - Love
Creative Knockout - Love is in the Air
Daring Cardmakers - Elemental Inspiration (Heart)

Cass Creating Now Tutorial - Square card with a Twist 5th Feb 2016

Square Card with a Twist

If using plain coloured card stock you will need the following:
2 pieces of Card stock in colour A (1 at 5 x 10 inches  and the other at 3.75 x 3.75 inches for each card.)
2 pieces of Card stock  in Colour B (1 at  4.5 x 4.5 inches and the other at 3.5 x 3.5 inches)

If you use double sided patterned card stock you will need the following:
2 pieces of Patterned Card stock (1 at 5 x 10 inches and 1 at 3.5 x 3.5 inches
I have used "Cupcake with Stars" and "Bathtime", both available at Robyn's Digis Stamps and More Shop

Score the 10 x 5 inch piece in half to get a 5x5 square card base.

 Crease the fold.

 You will now need to fold the top right hand corner on the front of the card and fold down towards the lower left hand corner, leaving approximately 1/2 inch at the top left and bottom right corners.

This is a view of the cards folded and open.  
With the plain coloured card, attach the colour B 4.5 x 4.5inch piece to the inside of card.  
The patterned card stock does not need any additional inside piece.

 Mount your images onto the smaller pieces of cardstock as shown in the photo.  
Using tape, 3d squares etc.  See photo for placements. The plain coloured card has both the colour B 3.5x3.5 and colour A 3.75 x 3.75 inch pieces.

The patterned cardstock 3.5 x 3.5 is used with the same side showing as the front of the card.
We are looking to create contrasts.

 Turn images over and place tape down the right hand side and bottom of the mounted image.  If you have placed the tape correctly, the backs of the images will look the same as in the photo.

One image per card

 Place the mounted image onto the folded down piece on the front of the card, half on and half off.

Finished Cards

I hope that you have enjoyed  this tutorial.

Try making some of these cards for a fun, new twist on square cards!

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Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes

Monday, February 1, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #142 - Monochromatic 01/02/2016

Two sponsors at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight

I got to play with "Garden Darcee and Dreamy Darcee" this week.   As Green is my second most favourite colour and Garden Darcy must have a green thumb, I used Green for my monochromatic card.

Using paper from Blossoms and Butterflies for the card base, I coloured Darcy with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto card with 3d squares.

Diecut butterflies, tags and sentiment complete the card.

For Dreamy Darcee, I created a digital bookmark, which now just needs to be printed and cut out.

Digitally Sweet February Challenge - Layout using Stripes and Spots

This months wonderful sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digis and More,

I chose "Hog Wild about You" for my layout.  The image had been digitally coloured using gradients.Papers and elements from Heather Roselli's "Recess"

New Valentine's Day Digital Stamps in the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store - February 1, 2016

  Are you looking for some new Valentine images, check out

Reveal day is TODAY, 1st February, 2016.   12 cute new images.

I was very very lucky and got to play with 6 of the new images
I Love Honey
Bouquet Bear
Bunch of Balloons
Single Balloon
My Valentine Boy Bear
My Valentine Girl Bear

I haven't put any sentiments on my projects as I thought the images are so cute and could be used for lots of different occasions.   All the images have been coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut.   On to my reveal!  And yes I have mixed and matched some of the images.  All the cardstock come for a stack called Blossoms and Butterflies.

1st project is one of my little ATC notebooks featuring "I Love Honey".  Ribbon and a small flower from my stash have been added to the front.

 On the back I cut out just the honey pot and added a diecut bee.  Yes, the ribbon is uneven, it was nearly 40 degrees Celsius when I made these projects, tape doesn't work well and glue has a tendency to move.  Such is life, wobbly ribbon a bit like the person who made the little notebook.

Project 2 is a Tag featuring "Bouquet Bear" I have added some little paper flowers and glitter to the bouquet.

Project 3 is a gift bag which features both the Bunch of Balloons and the Single Balloon.  I wanted to make a large bunch of balloons, so I added 4 of the single balloons behind the bunch of balloons.  Added some ribbon and 2 diecuts from the Frantic Stamper.

Project 4 is a trifold card.  Featuring
My Valentine Boy Bear
My Valentine Girl Bear
Bunch of Balloons
Single Balloon

Front of the card features My Valentine Boy Bear and a Single Balloon.

Next page features My Valentine Girl Bear and a Single Balloon.

 Inside features the Bunch of Balloons.

Composite photo showing the card

Now I have started using this patterned cardstock, I don't know why I haven't earlier, really like how it comes up in projects.  Hope I have given you some ideas, now hop over to "Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog" to check out the rest of the new images.

New Valentine's Day Digital Stamps in the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store - February 1, 2016

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Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Animals (Little ATC Notebook)

Daring Cardmakers - Balloon (Trifold Card)
C.R.A.F.T. - Love (Trifold Card)

My Time To Craft - Love is all Around (Heart Balloon Gift Bag)
Natalie and Amy - Hearts and Flowers (Heart Balloon Gift Bag)
Eclectic Ellapu - Gft Bag  (Heart Balloon Gift Bag)

Moo Mania - Use Scraps (Tag - Scraps of ribbon and paper)

CHNS Patterned Paper - February Challenge

I was so lucky a while ago and won some images from Bugaboo, this is one of the images I chose, "Bugaboo FL Duct Tape"

Coloured with copic pens and mounted onto patterned paper.  I have used glossy accents on all of the duct tape.
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