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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lacy Sunshine Reggie Sweet Urchin

Male Birthday card using Lacy Sunshine image "Reggie Sweet Urchin".  I have to say I love all the Lacy Sunshine images, but my favourites are the little boy images.   This little one is out delivering the newspapers.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered on to die cut ovals and stitched tags and sentiments.

Entered into:

Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - For the Boys
Crafty Time - Kids

Friday, April 29, 2016

Brown Sugar #196 - For the Boys - 29/04/2016

Our sponsor t\at Brown Sugar this week is

 Prize - $10 gift certificate 
Sadly, this is my last project for the Brown Sugar Challenges, I have been on the Design Team for a number of years, but lately life has become a bit complicated with an elderly relative and I have had to step down.

For my last project I chose "Icecream Boy", love doing digital layouts and this precoloured image and a poem I found on line matched wonderfully.   I'm thinking of having it printed and framed for a little boy I know.

The dog kennel, paw prints and leash come from a kit "Doggy Treats" by Retro Designs.

Entered into:
Dream Valley - All Creatures Big and Small

Monday, April 25, 2016

From The Heart - Time to Bloom

The beautiful set by From The heart" for April is called "Time To Bloom".  Where I live April is the middle month of Autumn, and this year we are experiencing a beautiful Indian Summer, with the gorgeous tones of Autumn everywhere.

I have used the main image, a small image and one of the sentiments for my card.

Keeping with Autumnal colours, I have used pencils and copic pens to colour the images.  Fussy cut and layered onto brown cardstock.  Glitter has been used on some of the flowers as has liquid pearls for the centres.  Gold ink and glitter has also been used on the clock and the butterfly.  I added the butterfly to the main image and then printed it again, layering with 3d squares for some dimension.

Entered into:

FTH Free Stamp of the Month Challenge - Time to Bloom
Fab N Funky - Winged Things

Winter is Coming

Had a bit of fun making a fat page with Ikes "Tatty Wetty Kitty".  This is being stuck on the fridge to remind my family that I am not the happiest person in winter, which for us is officially about 5 weeks away.

No coat is warm enough, no shoes are dry enough, no umbrella is big enough.Coloured with copic pens, rain is blue dimensional ink and blue glitter for the puddle.  Hand written sign to remind everyone.


 Entered into:
Ikes World - Rainy Day
SURP Cats - Furrything
Naughty or Nice - Over the Rainbow   (I'm hoping to see one)

We will remember Them

Digital Layout created with different brushes.  The Spray of Poppies is from "Nouvea Summer" by Retro Designs.

The photo is of a very young man who joined up way to young and fought for his country.

Entered into"
Artastic Challenge - Photo Inspiration -Typography.  I was inspired by the monochrome of the photo with a touch of red.  Also the large type.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 313 - Anything Goes 24/04/2016

We have another new sponsor this week,
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps 

I received a number of very cute images from A Lil Digi Heaven, which you will see popping up in other challenges, this time I chose to use Lala to decorate a box.

I received this box with some things from Stampin-Up and straight away knew I couldn't throw it out. The box is approxiomately8.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches.

To decorate the box, I created a harlequin design with different coloured cardstock and gold ribbon.

Lala has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut and layered onto the top.  Great as a gift box or maybe a trinket box.

Hop over to the challenge to see what the rest of the team a\has created

Entered into:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Make it Girlie
Cre8tive Hands Friends - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Get Well

This is a digitally made Get Well Card created using Polka Doodles CD "Sugar Plum Daisy".  I have layered the different papers and elements following a sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges.   I will print and use as a topper for a card, but also use it to send electronically when required (minus the watermark.).

The brown strips have been made using lace brushes and topped with another paper from the CD.

Entered into
CD Sunday Challenge - Get Well Wishes
Crazy 4 challenges - Sketch

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 312 - Anything But A Card - 17/04/2016

Two great sponsors this week, our very own

 PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps 


PRIZE: 2 digital stamps from the MY STITCH BACK IN TWINE STORE

I chose Ms Birdie from Robyn's Fetish Store to alter/recycle a little gift box.  Ms Birdie has been coloured with copic pens and cut with a stitched die. Her tail and wings have been added again for a 3d effect.  More of the square dies complete the little box.

And I also got to choose an image from My Stitch back in Twine, call "Folk Darcee"  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have added bling and flowers to decorate a small notebook.

Hop over to the challenge to see what the rest of the team made this week

Friday, April 15, 2016

Brown Sugar #194 - Anything Goes - 15/04/2016

The sponsor this week is

The image I chose is "Img 818", using Autumn tones (that's my season at the moment) she has been coloured with copic pens and diecut with an oval die.  Layered onto a scalloped oval die, with lots of flowers and lease added to complete the card.

Entered into:
Stamping Sensations - One for the Girls
Fab N Funky - Girly and Pretty
The Paper Shelter - Flowers Everywhere
Creative Corner - Spring Flowers

Crafter's Cafe # 147- What Season are you In? - 15 /4/16

Our Sponsors this fortnight are"

Prize  5 Digis
Prize $12 voucher
 Prize: Tailored to each individual challenge
Three great sponsors this week, I got to play with a digital kits from Decosse Dynamite Doodles.  Always love it when I get some pieces from Lisa, lets me get my digital juices running.  I chose 7 different papers from "Colours of the Rainbow Kit".

The Title has been created with one of those papers using an Atomic Cupcake Effect.  Using different shapes I created the flowers, the leaves are from my digital stash.

The tree is a "Liquid Amber" and it fills our backyard with glorious colour throughout autumn. Do check out the designs art Decosse Dynamite Doodles, you fill surely find something you like.

Hop over to the blog and see what season the rest of the team are experiencing.

Monday, April 11, 2016


Some very cute images have now been added to 
 All available from the 11th April.

I've used two of the new images on my ATC. "Angel Bear and Flower Border".

To make the ATC I printed the bear, flower border and I extracted one of the flowers 3 times and placed them as though they were falling from the basket. All arranged on a 2.5 x 3.5 paper.  Added a verse and printed.  Colouring the flowers with copic pens, the wings of the bear with glitter and the halo with gold ink.

I then printed the bear again, and coloured it with copic pens, fussy cut without the wings and halo.  Added to card with 3d squares.  All mounted onto an ATC blank, I then edged the card with gold ink.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 311 - Add a Sentiment: - 10/04/2016

This week we are looking for a Sentiment and a new sponsor this week

PRIZE: a $7 gift certificate to the PICKLED POTPOURRI STORE

Very cute images, for this card I chose Cup of love.  In the set was the cup and a Cat and Dog, I had to incorporate them into my card, they just went so well together.

My card is a multi fold card, with the cat and cup and sentiment (also in the kit) featured when the card is closed, open the card and your see the little dog also.

Check out the blog for lots more ideas with Sentiments
Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 311 - Add a Sentiment: - 10/04/2016

Entered into:
Tuesday Throwdown - Furry Friends
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Pink and Green
Try it Tuesdays - Add a Quote (A Little Cup of Love)
Cre8tive Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, April 8, 2016

Brown Sugar #193 Anything Goes - 8/04/2016

Anything Goes is thew Theme, Dr Digi House of Stamps is the Sponsor this week.  Always great images, I chose "Skate Stanley" to make a 70th Birthday card for my husband.  When he turned 60 his present was to drive in a V8 racing car around a race track.  Yes, I am married to a petrol head and I thought this was a fun image for his card.

Stanley is coloured with Copic Pens and fussy cut, using several diecuts, I placed him on the ovals and used the tags to embellish the card, added a sentiment and numbers to complete the card.

Fab N Funky - Big Birthday
Simon Wednesday - Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 310 Hand Made Flowers - 03/04/2016

This week our sponsor is
PRIZE: 3 images of the winner’s choice from the PINKY DOLLS STORE.

I chose "I have a Secret", she is so cute.  Coloured with copic pens and cut with a die, I have yused a punch to create the flowers.

Check out the blog to see all the gorgeous flowers.

You can also check out Ppinky Dolls Art Facebook page.

Entered into:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Small critters (bird)
Animal Friends - Birds
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, April 1, 2016

Brown Sugar #192 - Anything Goes - 1/04/2016

 The Brown Sugar challenge this week is sponsored by

Sassy Studio  Designs

I chose Sassy Leo this week.  Perfect image for another page in my song journal.  "I am Woman" a great song by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton.

I'm old enough to remember when this song first came out, a song Helen wrote to go on her " I don't know how to love him" album.  It was tweaked a bit the year after and the second version is the one that took off.  Not being a feminist I only see this song as part of the women's liberation movement, 40 years ago.  A song I love as much for the words as for the tune, a song that I sung over and over when I was being treated for breast cancer.  I think it a song that a lot of people can relate to for various reasons.

Sassy Leo has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut to place on the page.

Entered into:

Crafters Cafe #146- Use some Lace - 1/4/16

  Our sponsors for this week at The Crafter's Cafe are:

Prize is 3 single digi images

Prize 3 Stamps

Prize is 1 bundle

I received SLS Lines "Pretty Girl", coloured with copic pens, and cut with a fancy edging, I have layered some very ole pink lace behind her to create a frame, then made a lace flower to match.

Digitally Sweet April Challenge - Fantasy

Our sponsor this month is Morgans Art,  I chose "Silvertrace Dragon bay in an Egg" to make a digital layout, I coloured the dragon digitally, also creating a pattern on his shell. Then placed him in a digitally created scene with a background from Down Under Studios and elements from  Pickleberry Pop's "Enchanted Tree"

Entered into:
Creative Knockouts - Outside

Cass Creating Now Tutorial - ATC Book - 1 April, 2016

ATC Mini Book
 This little book is 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same size as an ATC)

Card stock for each Cover - 5.5 x 3.5 inches
Card stock (neutral colour) for Pages 10 x 3.5 inches (up to 3 strips)
Images: I have used Happy Harry; Jeanette Red Hat Gal;  Franny da Kitty; Easter Girl. All of these can be found at Robyn's Digital Stamps and More Shop.

For the cover, score at the 2.5 and 3 inch mark.

Fold and crease along the score lines.

For the pages, score at 2.5; 5 and 7.5 inches, and then fold.

Depending on how many pages you wish to have in your little books,
you will need to join the pieces together.  Place glue on one edge.

Join to another edge.
(Tip: instead of glue, you could place tape down the two sides and bottom, join them and you will have a little pocket)

Starting from the front, 1 strip, middle is 2 strips and back is 3 strips.

Attach pages to cover by placing some glue around the edges of the inside of the cover.

Place end of strip on glue.

Fold up pages and turn book around.  Repeat process by placing glue on the other inside of cover and glue down the other end of the pages.

I usually find 3 strips give a good deal of pages.
In the photo, the white pages are 3 strips, the cream 2 strips.
This is purely a personal thing, even 1 strip works.

Time to decorate.
When decorating with trims, do not forget the back of the cover.

Images and Trim make great covers.  I do not use 3d squares on these books, but glue the images to the cover, to ensure they stay in place.

These little books are great for sticking in small bags, where you can't fit your diary.  This means you still have something to jot down those phone numbers, names etc. when you are out and about.

Children love them for their size.

You could attach photos of grandchildren to the pages and give as a gift to a grandparent.

I hope you enjoy making these little books.


Entered into:

CHNS Patterned Paper - April Challenge

This card has an image called "Carnation Fairy", and it come from Beccy's Place.  The papers are all from Kaisercraft called Enchanted Garden.

The fairy has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The little wish tag on the front and the tag inside are also from the same paper collection.  A little glitter and small flower complete the card.

Entered into:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Girlie
Digi Choosday - Spring Colours