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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #331 - Anything Goes, 28 Aug, 2016

This posting is photo intensive, if you just want to see the finished creation scroll to the bottom.
If you would like to see how it was made, keep reading

Our theme this week is Anything Goes

And our sponsor is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the A CREATIVE NEED STORE

This darling little window was just what I needed for a project I am entering into a competition in Australia. The image is called "Cottage Window" .

First things first, I made a box and covered it with stampin up paper..  
Adding some grass to the bottom.

 I printed out several of the window images, with a mirror version as well.  
 Each window took 3 images.  
Taking a normal viewed image and a mirrored image I coloured them with copic pens and fussy cut around the edges, cut out the glass panes (around the little plant) and small cuts above and below the shutters. Reversed the images and glued them together, this way both sides of the shutters are visible.

The third image I coloured the window frame and again cut away the glass pane and attached the image to some patterned paper.   I then placed a heavy layer of glossy accents over the patterned paper to represent the glass.  This was done on two sides of the box.

Next came the door, diecut a rectangle and edging, added the same patterned paper to the front of the door, with a layer of glossy accents, putting the same patterned paper inside the door.

Micro buttons have been used for the door knobs.

Although the bottom of the box was made with craftcard, I used a stronger cardboard for the roof and chimney, these being the lid and the handle.



Next came the decorations, creating the gardens, there are hyacinths, roses,
 purple hollyhocks, daisies, lilly of the valley etc.

Both sides

Font and Back

Front has a rambling rose, back has an apple tree, daisies, roses and a toadstool and a little fence.

 Next came the additional items, lots of butterflies, little pearls.  The front of the roof has a stork, which I made by using a rubber stamp, scanning the image and using some photoshop magic, changing the black parts to white, printed three times, coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and then stuck all three images together with mod podge, which gave it a strong structure.

I managed to find some little baby dolls, painted some nappies on them and added wings, one can be seen sitting on the front door step inside the door another is hiding behind the chimney.

The chimney has been covered with bright cardstock, which has been embossed with a brick pattern.  Raffia and hessian fill the chimney creating a nest for the little mother bird (her chicks can been seen playing out the back of the cottage).

Closeups of the back of the cottage, baby birds, roses, bird house and apples.

Bows, pearls and a tag complete this little gift box, I wanted it to be bright and playful, hopefully I have achieved that effect for my New Baby Gift Box to keep on the shelf for display.

and yes, it does open, all ready for a present.

Entered into:
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes (gift box)
Altered Eclectic - Anything Goes
Berry71bleu - Photo Inspiration (cottage)
My Time to Craft - Something that Flies
Sparkles Monthly - Lots of Layers
Creative Craft Challenge - Things with wings (hand made fairies)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #330 - Cards for Men or Boys, 21 Aug, 2016

and our sponsor is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from 

I received Jeronny Gnome for my card this week.  Before I printed the image I type 60 on the parachute.  Printed the image twice, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The parachute was adhered to the backing paper (from Stampin Up) and Jeronny was layered on with 3d dimensionals.

Typed sentiment completes the card. Inside I listed a whole lot of facts about 1956.  I've blurred out some personal stuff, didn't need to embarrass my little brother.

Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Birthday Card
Polkadoodles - Birthday Wishes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes

Monday, August 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #155 - Bling - 15/08/2016

Three great sponsors this fortnight at The Crafter's Cafe.
Rick St Dennis
Prize: 2 digi of choice (no sheets, sets , or pdf coloringbooks) 
or 25 % discount in 1 order in zibbet

Bugaboo Stamps
Prize: 7 images

Prize: 9 pound/$15USD Digi Voucher

I chose "We Three Geese" from Rick St Dennis, love these characters.  Printed twice, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, on the second image I only coloured and cut the middle goose and layered him with 3d dimensionals.

Added bling to their crowns and the bottle of  Frankincense.  All layered onto non traditional Christmas colours.  Small sentiment completes the card.

Fab N Funky - Christmas
Stamping with the Dragon - Christmas

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #329 - Glitter and a Bow, 14 Aug, 2016

Our theme this week is Glitter and a bow and our sponsor is 

PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the 

This is a new sponsor for us and I love the name of the store. Lots of cute images, I chose "Little Girl with Big Poppy"  coloured with copic pens, I used a corner punch when cutting out the image.  Kept to a red,white and green colour combo, diecut butterfly with a layer of glitter, I used a white bow that I coloured with red copics.  A small stamped sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - M for Maiden

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #328 - Paper Piecing, 7 Aug, 2016

The theme this week is "Paper Piecing" and our sponsor  is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the 

I chose "Goodnight Teddy", for a page in my song album.

I printed the image and the lyrics onto the page, then printed the image several times on different  papers.

Then came a whole lot of fussy cutting, her nightie, the crib (two colours), the table top, teddy and her hand have all been layered, either glued or with 3d dimensions.

Entered into:
Creative Corner - Anything but a card (journal page)
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting Muskateers - Anything but a card (journal page)
Leinzlove Tear Bears - Anything Goes

Faery Ink is having a Block Party

The image on this card is a freebie from Faery Ink to use in her Block Party Colouring Competition. Check out her FB page for for more details, some wonderful freebies and competitions.

Coloured with Copic pens and diecut with a stitched die.  Stamped sentiment.

 Entered into:
Faery Ink FB Block Party Challenge
Cute as a button - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Photo Inspiration Balloons

A Star

The image on this card is from The East Wing, "Aurora Marilyn". Kept the card pretty simple to let her shine.

Marlyn has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, with a crystal earring and gold glitter added to her hair.

Layered with 3d dimensionals onto Stampin up patterned paper.  Using a white pen, I have drawn stars onto the paper and then added some silver glitter.  A typed sentiment completes the card.  A star amongst the stars!

Entered into:
The East Wing - Outta this World 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Pun

I could not resist doing this challenge at Ike's World, Use a Pun.   Love love Puns!!!!

Just in case you were not aware:
The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I used  Ikes "KT Frock", which was a freebie about 2 years ago.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.

Entered into:
Ike's World Challenge - Pun Intended
Naughty or Nice Challenge Numbers Up (three year old)

AAA Cards - Stitching
Come and Get it - Lovely in Pink
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A simple Happy Birthday

The image on this card is a freebie from Zuri.  I have had it for quite sometime, I don't know if her images are still available.  Which is sad, as they were quite cute.  But! saying that I think her designs are coming back, check out this notice,

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have layered her onto designer papers from Stampin Up. 

I have diecut the front of the card, and inked it, you can see the inside designer paper at the edge.

Entered into:
If you give a Crafter A Cookie - Photo inspiration ( the colours, the yellow flowers and the shaped edge of the cookies)
Daring Cardmakers - Crochet Away
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Monday, August 1, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #154 - Flowers - 01/08/2016

This weeks challenge theme at The Crafter's Cafe is Flowers, we have 3 great sponsors.
  All Dressed Up
Prize - 2 images

Kitty Bee
 Prize - 1 non coloured image
  My Stitch in Twine

I have used  Kitty Bee's " Garden Penguin" to make a small birthday card, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  (She does come with the little watering can and flowers.)

For My Stitch in Twine's  "Underland Whimsy Flowers" I have created a nursery rhyme page in my song album.  The flowers have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto a background which has been made using crepe paper dye process.   Bit of doodling, some little wooden cockle shells, and some silver bells complete the page.

Entered into:
Crafty Cardmakers - Summer
Moo Mania - Summer
 C.R.A.F.T. - Summer
Digi Choosday - Flowers
Fussy n Fancy -  A Walk in the Garden
Glitter n  Sparkle - Include a Butterfly
Animal Friends - Summer
Eclectic Ellapu - Floral

Digitally Sweet #153 - Floral

This month our sponsor is
The theme is Floral, we received a sheet with various floral pictures.  I chose 3 to create a digital card front.  Now all I have to do is print them and they are ready to sent.

Check out the other Floral projects at

CHNS Patterned Paper for August Challenge

It is the 1st August and time for a new Patterned Paper Challenge at CHNS.  If you use patterned paper on a card or other project, pop over and enter it into the challenge.

This month I have used some paper from Kaiserkraft and a cute image from Robyn's Fetish Store and More - :Katie Kitty".  Coloured with copics and fussy cut, I have also typed up some sentiments and diecut them, all layered onto the rose patterned paper.

Entered into:

Seize the Birthday - Pink and Brown
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks - Favourite Designerr Paper ( I don't have an absolute favourite, but I do have 3 or 4 that I love working with, one of those is Kaisercraft, where this rose patterned paper comes from)
Creative Knockout - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes