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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 38 Easel Cards - 29/05/2016

Easel cards this week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge and our sponsor is

PRIZE: a $15 gift certificate to THE PAPER SHELTER STORE

I chose "The Little Sorcerer's Apprentice" for my easel card, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut. I have used `La carte  paper and craft cardstock and some patterned paper from Close to my Heart.

Hop over to the challenge blog to  see some wonderful inspiration

Entered into:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throw Down - For a Child
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Make it Digital (Image)
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Cowgirl Card

This card features a Cowgirl from the "Lil Cowpoke" Set from Imagine That.   There are precoloured and line drawings in the set.   

I actually coloured the image sometime ago and entered her into a colouring challenge, and since then she has sat on my desk begging to be given a permanent home. 

So here she is, on patterned paper from Stampin Up, some red flowers and small green gems from my stash.  The leaves are from a vine which you can find at Flourish with a Bling, I have just cut the leaves I wanted from the stem.

Entered into:

Imagine That FB Challenge - Add a flower
Crafting for All Seasons - Girly
CHNS - Patterned Paper
The Cutie Pie - Escape to the Country
Through the Craft Room Door - Tic Tac Toe (Glitter (on flowers), Digital Image and Patterned Paper)
The Challenge Blog - Red/Green

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 317 Pastel Colours - 22/05/2016

Our Sponsor this week is

PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the digital stamps used by the design team.

Using Img890, I have coloured the image with copic pens, all soft pastel colours of yellow, blue, green, pink and brown.  Fussy cut around the image and mounted it on some pastel patterned paper that also has glitter spots.  Added a flower to her hat, soft pink bling and glitter through out the image.

Check out all the other lovely pastel coloured projects at
Entered into:
CHNS Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Naughty or Nice - Cupcake

Silk Screen Card

I love making these cards they are so simple and can be decorated in so many ways.  This card has an image from Robyn's Fetish Store, called "Greta Love Bear."

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, attached with 3d squares.  The coloured and striped papers are from Stampin Up.   The stems, leaves and flowers are a die cut.  Firstly cut in different greens, then in yellow and red and I paper pieced the colours onto the green.  Liquid pearls for the centres.  The butterflies are 3d stickers and a glitter sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Scorpal - May Flowers
Crafting Muskateers - Summer
Quirky Crafts - Flowers
Dies R Us - Birthday
Creative Craft Challenges - Include an Animal
Seize the Birthday - Addiding Dimension

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Book Picture

Something a little different today, this is the first time I have tried this technique, not sure what it is called, I have seen it used to isolate different words on a page, thought that was way above any talent I had so, I looked through the mountaines of old books I have stored around the house and found this one.
Perfect for a first try.  The pictures were plenty and they were simply coloured sketches, which made it easy for my too roughly cut around.   First I found the pages that would work one on top of the other, that was left hand over left hand and right hand over etc.

I then started cutting away at the pages to make a 3d picture, the pages were stuck together with 3d squares.   I did not know what to do with the cut off pieces left in the spine, so covered them with some diecuts.  (not sure if I like that part yet or not.).  Lefthand page has 4 layters, right hand page has 7 layers.  Next time I would find a middle page for my top layer and work from there and not have to worry about the empty spine.

Close up 

Cutting finished

Added diecuts

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #149 - Use Bright Colours inside your Card as a Surprise - 15/5/16

Our sponsors for this colourful challenge are:

Prize 1 non coloured image 

Prize 3 images 


Prize 3 images no digi papers 

I received "KittyBee " from Kitty Bee for my card this fortnight.  Keeping the front of the card plain, I printed the Happy Birthday sentiment in Triple Stamping (but I did it digitally), and used stitched square dies. to assemble the greeting.

I coloured the image with bright Copic colours and cut with the large stitched die.  Then used different coloured cardstock to mount the image inside the card.

And using Poppy from Lacy Sunshine.  This time I created the front of the card digitally and printed, then inside I added lots of colour.  Poppy has been coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut.

heck out the wonderful inspiration for this technique at

Entered into:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. - Birthday
Card Mania - Flowers
Crafty Enjoyments - Flowers

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 316 - Use Your Favourite Colours - 15/05/2016

What are your favourite colours, mine would be Blue, Green and Yellow and for this challenge I made a sign to hand\g in my laundry.

The sponsor is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps 

The image I chose from Robyn's Fetish Store is called "Me Bloomers", which has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.

I painted a picture frame with acrylic paints, putting a typed message in the frame. Then I added some tiny pegs.  Sun, clouds and rain from "Flourish with a Bling".

I have used Modge Podge to coat the frame and the image, which made it stiff and stands out from the glass.

Hop over to the blog to see what everyone else's favourite colours are.

Entered into:
Moo Mania - Quotes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair - Women at Work
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Today I did some embossing,  yeah! I don't do it very often.  During a collage course a few years back, I can remember my teacher saying I always do narrative art, very rarely decorative.  In other words, not much very good with just patterns or pretty, I need to tell a story, need to use something, anything to tell a story..  So, what does that have to do with today's card?  I could use the embosser because this poodle, from Ike's World, called "Toy Poodle" needed curly fur. lol.

To get the poodle's fur, I printed and fussy cut the image first, then I ran it through a grid embossing folder and then again with a circle embossing folder.  Next came same bashing of the patterns with a shaping tool to give the patterns a more un-uniformed look.  (is that a word?.)

Next, I coloured the image with copic colours, more shading than colouring.   Added some flowers, pearls lace and of course a little bow.

Entered into:
Ike's World - Embossing
(If you love dogs, hop over to Ike's World and you may be able to get this cute image free)
Simon's Mnday Challenge - Embossing
Come and Get It - For a Woman
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ribbon, Lace and Pearls
Crafting for all Seasons - Embossing

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hamlet PigWit in the Planter

I do love the little pig by "From the Heart" this is the one for the Month of May.   He came with different sentiments.

I added one sentiment onto the planter and coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have layered him onto some pink paper which has been corner cut, striped ribbon and a diecut bow complete the little gift bag.

Entered into:
From the Heart - May Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts - Blossoms and Butterflies


The little card features an image from Beccky's Place, called Bucket of Sunflowers.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have added some material leaves behind the image and layered onto different coloured cardstock, which has been diecut with a double stitched die.

Entered into:

Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
Pixels and Paper - Flowers 
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 315 - Birthday Card for a Young Girl - 08/05/2016

We have a new sponsor for Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

PRIZE: 1 set of the winner’s choice from the CRE8TIVE HANDS STORE

The set we received to play with is called "Birthday" and it has both precoloured and line drawings.  I have used 7 of the line drawings to create my card.  I created three different 3.5 x 3.5 squares and arranged different images for the card, all images have been coloured with copic pens.All coloured with copic pens.  The balloons are a diecut.  The verse on the last page is some of my rhyming.

Check out the blog challenge to see all the other wonderful Birthday Cards

Also check out Cre8tive Hand Challenge Blog and Facebook Page.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Cass Creating Now Tutorial - Paper Dolls - 6 May 2016

Today's tutorial is


Circle Punch 1 1/4 inch
 Images (2 of each image)

I have used "Bernice Red Hat,"  "Lucky Leprechaun,"  "Lucy Valentine Girl,"  "School Boy,"  "School Girl 2,"  "Red Hat Mama,"  "The Scarecrow and his Friend," "Pilgrim Man," and "School Bear."  These can all can be found at Robyn's Digital Stamps and More Shop


The first thing to do is to print your images twice, approximately 4 inches in height, in mirror versions.  Check out the pencils on  "School Bear" and the faces on "Ernie the Hedgehog." 

Colour each of the images in different colours and fussy cut.
Glue back to back and trim any pieces that may not meet.

Punch out one circle for each doll and glue one side.

 Fold each circle in half.

Cut through halfway on the curved side

Cut the image the same depth as the cut on the half circle.   Insert the two pieces together.

If you are making them for smaller children, you can make a more 
permanent base by inserting a flat strip into the cut of the half circle

Only glue the top half of the doll, leaving the bottom half open

Align bottom of dolls and cut to match the circle cut.

Open the bottom half of doll and glue strip in circle to the inside, ensuring cuts are aligned.

Glue bottom of doll and press together.  Trim excess of strip away.  
Although this step can be a bit tricky, it does make for a very strong 
base that will not come out, which is great for the smaller ones.

 Completed dolls Side A

Completed Dolls Side B

I hope you have fun creating some of these little paper dolls.  They make great table decorations for parties and celebrations and are great for children to not only play with, but also to colour and make themselves, with some help with the cutting step.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #148 - Feminine - 1/5/16

Sponsors this time round are:


Prize 7 images

My Stitch in Twine
Prize 3 images

I received "Belly Dancer Darcee" from My Stitch in Twine to create a project this fortnight.  I have altered the cover of a small notebook.  Colouring with Copic Pens and highlighting with liquid pearls, I have mounted the image onto cololured cardstock, adding patterned paper, diecuts and flowers.

 Check out allthe wonderful inspiration fromthe Design team at

Digitally Sweet May Challenge - Digital Birthday Card.

Our Sponsor this month is "Imagine That".  I have used Hummingbird and Fuschia" for my Digital Birthday Card.  We can send our digital cards by email, facebook etc.

I have created a gif file so that the bird flies across the page.

Check out the other DT member's cards at:

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Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 314 - Mother's Day Cards 01/05/2016

Our sponsor for this week is
PRIZE: a $12 gift certificate to the SAMI STAMPS STORE.

I chose "A Rose for Mum" for my card.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have layered the image onto ovals of coloured cardstock.  I also ran the card through an embosser.Adding soem flowers and leaves to complete the front.

 Inside I added some more ovals, aMother's day message and a blank one to write on.

Have a look at the challenge to see what other Mother's Day cards the team designed

CHNS Patterned Paper - May Challenge

This month I have used some Glittery striped Paper from my stash, add a Bugaboo image and sentiment "Girl Fairy Dust"  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, they have been layered onto the patterned paper with 3d squares.

Sieze the Birthday - Anything Goes

Entered into:
Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthday
Choosday - Things With Wings
TTCRD - Anything Goes