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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Kitten

The image is called Kitten Kristmas from Ike's World.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have layered him on some patterns paper, adding silver edging and sentiment. I really wanted to put a small bell on his tail, but I didn't have one, so he got a snowflake

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Chooseday - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Extra
Show us your Pussies - Anything with Cats

Thanksgiving with a Twist

Have gone all out international here, Ike's "Turkey Dinner" has become a Traditional French Roast Chicken. lol

No-one in my family eats Turkey. And that's OK, as we also don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia.  But we do love Chicken.  I found this recipe on the net, looks yummy so it has garnered a page in my cookbook.

I have coloured the image with copics and fussy cut.  Kept plain as this book is used often.

Entered into

Ike's World - Thanksgiving
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Christmas Time

A couple of cards with images from Robyn's Fetish Store,"Jolly Ole Santa" and "Poinsettias Basket"

The images have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered with 3d dimensions onto Stampin Up striped paper.

The Poinsettias have been coated with a crystal glitter from Kindy Glitz.

Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Friday - 25 Days to Christmas
Outlawz  - Saturday Paper Ala Mode - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Extra
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Frosted Florals
Moo Mania - Stripes

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #344 - Stripes or Dots 2711/2016

Our sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the 

I chose Red Nosed Reindeer and because of his round red nose, I went with spots for the challenge.

The reindeer has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, red glitter added to his nose.  Mounted on spotted paper, with spotted ribbon, a silver sentiment and holly stamp completes the card.

Entered into:
CHNS Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Cute as a Button - Christmas
Double D Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas

Happy Birthday Time

This card features an image form Bugaboo, "Mouse Cupcake".

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, the cherry has a thick layer of glossy accents added.  Layered onto bright patterned paper.

Entered into:

Crazy 4 challenges - Cake
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes with Optional Sentiment

Friday, November 25, 2016

Seascape - One Layer Card

The image on my card is from Delicious Doodles, called "Vintage Anglers"

I have coloured the image with Copic pens, added a sentiment and mounted it onto cardstock, so that the whole scene is the front of the card.

Entered into"
The Male Challenge - ???Scapes
My Time to Craft - No Layers
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Santa's Mail

This very cute image is from Di's Digis, called Micemas Post".  The image was a freebie for this months Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge.

I have printed the whole image once, hen the mice and presents multiple times.  All have been coloured with Copic pens, the entire image square cut.  The mice and presents fussy cut.

I love to layer images but sometimes I feel the squares are to thick so I make my own 3d strips.  Using cardboard of different thicknesses, put double sided tape on each side and I have my own 3d mounting tape at a much lower level.

The little mouse on the ground has been mounted with the tape.  The little mouse and the presents he is standing on have also been mounted with the tape.  And, he green present with the red ribbon mounted on top again.  (Hope that makes sense)

Some greenery , flower and a stamped sentiment have also been added, the mouse's hat has liquid pearls and the snow has been made with Gesso, Pearl Ex and Kindy Glitter.

Entered into:
Outlawz Monthly Freebie/Progressive Challenge
The Crazy Challenges - Getting Ready for Christmas
Try it Tuesday - Layer it Up
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Christmas Apple

The image is from "Dal Manto Russo"  I have digitally altered the image so that the baby Jesus is leaning out with the apple.

Here is the start of this beautiful Christmas Story, I do hope you will click and continue to read the full story.

(Based on a story by Ruth Sawyer)
Once upon a time in GERMANY, there lived a little CLOCK-MAKER named Herman Joseph.  He lived in one little ROOM, furnished with a BENCH for his work and his tools, a CHEST for his wood, a CUPBOARD for his dishes, and a TRUNDLE-BED that SLID under his workbench.  Other than that, there was only a STOOL -- except for the CLOCKS that is.  There were HUNDREDS of clocks -- big clocks and little clocks -- clocks with WOOD faces and clocks with porcelain faces. There were SHELF clocks, grandfather clocks and CUCKOO clocks; clocks with CHIMES and clocks without chimes.  Everywhere you looked, there were clocks.
There was a little WINDOW in the front of Hermann's shop, with a shelf on it...  to continue the story click HERE

Entered into:
Outlawz - Twisted Thursday Challenge - Christmas Magic
Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season
CHNS Christmas Extra
Crafting Muskateers - Christmas Wishes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes

Christmas Card

Coloured this bird sometime ago (if anyone knows the name of it, please leave a comment) with copic pens, fussy cut and adhered to patterned paper.  Lots of green glitter on the ribbon parts and yellow glitter on some of  the yellow balls.   The red berries have been coated with glossy accents.  AS silver sticker greeting complete the card.

Entered into:
Outlawz Monday Challenge - Greeting, Sparkle and Shine
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Things with Wings

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


This Vintage car is from "Darla Digis".  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto polka dot paper and green cardstock. 

Entered into:
Outlawz Sunday CAS - Go for a Ride Day
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Brown Green and Yellow

Monday, November 21, 2016

Get Well Card

This card features "Loving Stanley" from Beccy's Place.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, he has been layered on patterned paper and cardstock.  Silver sticker sentiment completes this get well card.

Entered into:
Come and Get It Challenges - Get Well Soon
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday to Ike's "Show us your Pussies" Challenge.

My Birthday card features an image called Alley Cat from Scribbles.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto black cardstock.

Entered into:
Show us your pussies - Anything Goes with cats

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #343 Lace and Gems 20/11/2016

Our sponsor this week is 
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the STAR STAMPZ ETSY STORE

I chose "Cinderella" for this weeks card, coloured with copic pens and diecut, mounted onto patterned blue paper.  I have coloured some lace with a blue copic pen and added gems to the las\ce and also to her ears for earrings.  Silver glitter has also been added to the stars in the image.

What are you Thankful for....

Here is an image from A Day for Daisies, called "Magical Reading" which I thought was perfect for a child's diary, something they can write down what they are thankful for...  Could be the chocolate Nanna gave them before Breakfast  ssssh no-one is supposed to know!  Could be for a sunny day or the bicycle Santa left.

Entered into:
Outlawz - Saturday Paper A la Mode - Giving Thanks
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede - Give Thanks

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #161 - Christmas Comes Early - 15/11//2016

Theme this fortnight is Christmas Comes Early - Create a Christmas/Holiday themed project, 
and our great sponsors are:

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Prize: Tailored to each individual

Kitty B
Prize - 1 non coloured image

From Dynamite Doodles, I have chosen a Purple Paper from "A Grungy Christmas Pack";  Patterned paper from "Santa Kisses 3 x 3" and sentiments from "Christmas Time set 1"

First I have made a Digital Card for my friends on facebook.  I fell in love with this quaint picture when I first saw it, I cannot take any credit for the design, it is based on the design Lisa has for the paper set.  The top sentiment came with the sentiment set, the bottom sentiment is a type one.

This design is to be printed and made into a 5 x 5 card.  
The sentiment is from the pack, and I changed it from black to white.

This is also to be printed, the sentiment and the little present are from the sentiment pack, the pale strips have been taken from between the pictures of Santa Kisses.

From Kitty Bee I received this cute penquin, "Santa Penquin"  Colourted with Copic pens and fussy cut, layered on to olal die cuts, lots of glitter for his hat, beard and snow.

Check out all the other Christmas inspiration at:


From Kitty B, I chose Santapenguin,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #342 - Anything for Thanksgiving 13/11/2016

Our sponsor this week is
PRIZE: the winner’s choice of 3 digital stamps from the 

I chose :Scarecrow and Bird" from Robyn's Store to make an ATC.  Backed with burlap (actually from an old shopping bag), I have coloured the image with copic pens and fussy cut.  Added flowers and the little lady is from a very old weather house.  (I didn't pull her off, she fell off.)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Christmas Greeting

These images, the Birds and the Sentiment are from Imagine That, called "Joy Birds".  One of my favourite Christmas images, probably because my Mum's name was Joy, and when she was still with us, I would try and incorporate the word in her Christmas cards.

I coloured the image with copic pens and fussy cut, then layered it onto some bright green cardstock and fussy cut again, leaving a margin.  I did the same effect with the sentiment.  Adding some diecut holly leaves.   Liquid Pearls and lots and lots of glossy accents have also been added to the image.

Inside I have layered more green cardstock and a stamped (yeah! I used a rubber stamp) sentiment.  Probably will be using more rubber stamps as I bought myself a Stampmaster.  And now even I can get a good result with a rubber stamp.  Using a stamp and stamp pad has always been my nemesis.

 You might be able to see a sheen on the word Joy, I have covered it with glossy accents.

Entered into:
Crafty Cardmakers - Explosion of Colours
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - All about Words
Imagine That - Christmas is Coming

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

This Christmas card features an image from The East Wind called, "Aurora trimming the Tree", coloured with copic pens and diecut.

I have highlighted the decorations and her hat with Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents and Kindy Glitter.

When you open the card, there is a tag with a Christmas sentiment and pocket to place some money or gift card.a

The card has been made with those people who live far away and you don't get a lot of time to meet up with, plenty of blank card to write a long letter, include a gift and flat so easy for posting.

Close up of image


Entered into:
The East Wind - Memories
ABC Christmas - W for Wishes
CHNS - Christmas Extra
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #341 - More than One Button - 6/11/2016

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

I chose "Lazy Lou" for my button project this week and made a framed pictore for the bathroom.

Lazy Lou has been coloured with copic pens, I have used liquid pearls for the foam and glossy accents for the water from the bath.

Then I hunted out the crystal, white and blue buttons for the bubbles.

But wait! there is more.   After framing the picture.  
Those bubbles just kept coming as I added more and more buttons to the outside of the glass.

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (altered frame and glass)
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Artistes - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Oddball Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, November 4, 2016

Christmas Cottage

Another Christmas cards, I am running behind.  This one features a cottage from Robyn's Fetish Store, called "Gingerbread House" coloured with copic pens and lots of white glitter, fussy cut and mounted onto coloured cardstock.  Wooden diecut tree and silver snowflakes and stars.  Sparkling sentiment competes the card.

Entered into
Country View Challenges - More Stars
CHNS Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Paper Players - Tic Tac Toe (Red, Glitter and Snowflakes)
C.R.A.F.T. - Sketch

Christmas Travel

This card has been made for some friends who are caravaning over the holidays.  Diecut Reindeer, candles, foliage with silver sentiment and tree to make the caravan festive.

Entered into:

Crimbo Crackers - Shaped Card
Moo Mania - Wheels
Pile It On - Scraps (scraps of cardstock used for the small diecut items)
Crazy Challenge - Getting Cosy (Cosy holiday for two)
Southern Girls Challenge - Popping up (candles and door)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Crafter's Cafe #160 -Halloween Colours - 01/11//2016

The theme at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this fortnight is is Halloween
you can use the colours of Halloween (Green Purple Black and Orange)  Your choice.
I was able to make two projects, so did one of each, Halloween and the colours.
The sponsors are

Di's Digis
Prize - $12.00 voucher

Robyn's Fetish Store
 Prize - 3 Digital Images

Bugaboo Stamps
Prize - 7 digis

First project is a shadow box using 3 images from Di's Digis, "Magic Spell, Pumpkin Boo and Witches Fireplace" all coloured with copic pens and cut for arranging in and on the shadow box.  Alpha stickers for the sentiment.

Next image is from Robyn's Fetish Store, called Frankie Frankenstein, and he was perfect for another page in my song journal.  Coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut, he has been placed on the page with 3d squares.

The background has the words to "Monster Mash" on it, lots of inks, there are grave stones, a bat (also to be found at Robyn's Fetish Store), a witch, spiders and ghosts, you can see one clearly in the photos but there are another two hidden under the writing.

Entered into:
My Time to Craft - Autumnal Colours or Halloween
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
Creative Inspirations - Halloween
Fab and Funky - Celebrate Halloween
Mod Squad - Halloween
Come and Get It - Orange Green and Purple
Glitter and Sparkle - Halloween

Digitally Sweet #156, November - Animal

Our digital challenge this month is Animal/Pets. I have used a photo I took of Fu Ni (female panada at the Adelaide Zoo) for my animal layout.

I have used paper and elements from Retro Designs,"Dusk, Nouveau Nuance, 3 Floral Motifs Freebie and Summer Past kits"

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for November

A notebook cover this month. the image is from All Dressed Up (So Pretty) and the paper is from Kaiser Craft.

The ijmage has been coloured with copic pens and die cute.

Check out the other DT creations at 

Entered into:
Dream Valley - One for the Girls
Lemonn Shortbread - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes