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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cas Christmas Card

This is one of my favourite images, can be found at Robyn's Fetish Store.  Called "I'm melting for you"

I have printed the image and the sentiment straight onto the card and coloured it with copic pens.  The snowman's hat has been printed again, coloured and fussy cut, layered with 3d dimensions.

Entered into

Casology - Melt
CHNS Christmas Extra 
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Anything Goes 
Outlawz Festive Friday -   Christmas Holidays

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Greetings from Samoa

My Daughter and her family have recently been in Samoa,they had a wonderful time, with lots of pampering and experiences.  This page was made for her. 

I followed a sketch from Sketches in Thyme and the pieces I made are from Magical Reality kits, Deep in the Woods and Midnight Dreams.  Check out Katherine's gorgeous design HERE, I'm not sure if what I used is still available but she has many other gorgeous kits.

Entered into:
Sketches in Thyme

Monday, March 20, 2017

One for Mum

This months progressive challenge image at Outlawz is from Beccy's Place, called Spring Window.   Check out her store HERE.  Wonderful Australian Digital Artist.

I love working with little windows and collage, this window was ideal. The card stock is from Stampin Up, I made the handmade paper and the image was printed three times.  Once on designer paper and twice on white card.

For the base image on the designer paper, I coloured the bricks, window frame, glass and branch with copic pens.  I hand embossed the bricks (but you cant notice it in the photos)

For the Branch and Flowers - For the First layer I coloured and then fussy cut and layered with 3d dimensions.    Next layer I coloured and fussy cut some of the flower clusters and again layered with 3d dimensions - I then added some little papers flowers.

For the little vase on the s\window sill, I coloured and fussy cut, added some diecuts and another little flower.  A stamped/punched tag completes the card.

 This photo taken to show the shadows of the different layers.

Entered into:

Outlawz - Progessive MOnthly Challenge (March)
Paper Creators - All about Mum
Pixels & Paper - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Nature  (Label and Sentiment - stamped)
Aussie Dgitial Artists - Anything Goes
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Lady
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime

Laughter is the Best Medicine

"Valid for 1 Kiss" is a sheet of Irish images from Ike's World.  I decided to use the dog, and layer his hat to make a Get Well card.  The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.

I have used lots of different greens on the card, made a pocket on the front, which hold a tag with and Irish Limerick.  There is also another limerick inside the card.

 Entered into:
Sparkles Monthly - Let's Go Green
Creatalicious - Anything Goes/ option Pearls or Gems
Ike's World - A.G. / Over the Rainbow
Creative Corner - For the Dogs
Pile It On - Humour/Puns
Tag Your It

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time to Tee Off

This card is something like a dutch fold.  The image is from Di's Images -"Snails Tee". A great image for a golfer.

The image had been coloured with copic pens and die cut, mounted on to green cardstock which has to little wings, when closed, they show a little flowery border, when opened they show grass.  So depending on how you want to open and stand the card, he can be teeing off on the green OR he is caught in the rough.

 Teeing Off
 In the Rough
 Inside the card

 Creative Craft - More than 1 fold
Scor-pal - More than 1 fold
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Feature a Creature (snail)
Glitter n Sparkle -Use some Green
Take a Word - Green
Shopping our Stash - Green

In Your Easter Bonnet.....

I don't know if you have caught up with Bloobel's Facebook Page.  She has a wonderful progressive monthly challenge and a monthly digi subscription club.  check out the facebook page for all the details.

For this month's progressive challenge, the Bloobel images were from  the movie "Easter Parade" and we have to decorate hats.  This fell right into my lap.  A new page for my song book.  One of my favourite Movies, starring Judy Garland, one of my all time favourites and a song that I love.  "Now I have shown my age, haven't I"

I chose Easter Bonnet Judy and East Bonnet Fred.  Both coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  I decided they would have matching hats and have decorated them with handmade flowers and leaves using Heartfelt stamps and dies and a little wooden butterfly.

Some background figures, lyrics and music score complete the page with some glitter and liquid pearls.  Judy, Fred and Flowers have been layered with 3d dimensions

Enter into

Bloobel Progressive March Challenge
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Butterfly and Flowers
Simon on Mondays - Handmade flowers
Artistic Stamper - Now it's Spring (rubber stamping for flowers)
Mod Squad - Pop it Out

#169 Crafter's Cafe - Sketch

Great sponsors at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight:

Prize: 3 images

(A NEW DESIGNER for The Crafter's Cafe)
Prize 3 images

Prize 5 Digis

For this challenge we have a sketch to follow, I chose "Fuzzy Friends" from Sheepski Designs for my card.  The card base has been made with lots of different coloured cardstock from Stampin up.  A lot of it has been distressed, and glitter added to borders.

Fuzzy Friends have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut (there is a cute flower in the image, but I couldn't fussy cut it, so I added some 3d ink, paper leaves and a flower in its place. A little bow completes the card.

Her is the  Sketch
And my Card

Entered into:
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Add some Layers
International Art and Soul - Fancy Borders (all edgings have been distressed and then glittered.)
Daring Cardmakers - Take the rough with the smooth.  Rough edges with smooth paper

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Birthday Greetings

I've used 2 of my favourite childhood photos of my daughter for this layout.  Using pieces from Artisan Guild Designs called "Treasured Times".  Sadly I don't think they are around anymore, but I used to get a monthly digital kit and this is one of them.  (or at least a part of one of them)

My daughter has a milestone birthday this year and she doesn't want a celebration, instead she has gone on a holiday with her husband and their son.   So I have been making some pages to put on facebook so she knows we are celebrating.

The design came from Sketches in Thyme.  Always great and varied, love seeing each new sketch.

Sketches in Thyme

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Victoria's Coastline

This picture has been taken from The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, it show a very small section of our rugged coastline.
I have followed a Sketch from Sketches in Thyme, using doiley, brads, flourishes, flowers and glitter paper from Imagine That, "Winter Arabesque Mega Kit."

Finished with a digital stitching brush and a title.

Entered itno:
Sketches in Thyme
Art Journal- Out and About
Imagine That March Link up Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Birthday

The image on my card today is from Imagine That called "Lori's Seeds of Love"

Coloured with Copic pens and diecut with a stitched rectangular die.  I have added diecut balloons and flower.  Also added a small bling heart and some doodling to complete the card.

Entered into:

Imagine That Blog Challenge for March - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with Diecuts
Come and Get It - Cards for Kids
Simons Says Wednesday - For a special Lady/Girl

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Southern Girls - Pop it up on Foam - 9 March, 2017

Our sponsors are:
ppinky Dolls

Lacy Sunshine

Wild Orchid Crafts

I received Mr Egg for my Pop it up on Foam challenge card.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and diecut.  I have printed an additional two birds and another Mr Egg which I have coloured and popped with foam.

Check out all the other Pop it Up projects at

Paper Players - Cut it out (I've used scissors and diecuts)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring Time

An ATC today, I am not making nearly enough of these, have to get more organised.  This one features an image called "A good mood" and is from Tory Tale.

Sadly where I live we have now entered Autumn, which is an absolutely gorgeous time of the year here, warm days, cool night and the leaves turn to the amazing colours.  But I would so much prefer I was entering into spring because that would mean summer is around the corner.


 Entered into:
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Embellish It
Dream Valley - Lots of Layers
Outlawz Monday - Spring
Take a Word - Flowers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

For Mum

A card for Mum, featuring "Elephant raining love" from A Day for Daisies.

Coloured with copic pens and diecut with a stitched square die and layered onto coloured cardstock.

Then I sort of went a bit crazy with dies, the flowers, branches, bird house and bird are all dies, the sentiment is stamped and punched.
Entered into:

Creative Knockout - Die Frenzy
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Diecut Divas - For the Love of Animals
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Friday, March 3, 2017

Katniss Sparkling

I am a big fan of the Hunger Games, have read the books and seen the movies.  There is just something about the resilience of the young people in the story that resonates hope for future generations.  The young will grow and take over one day, let's hope we have taught them well and helped them along the way.

The image on this card is from Sassy Designs and is called Katniss.  Coloured with copic pens, fussy cut, layered onto black cardstock, with a lot of different glitter products. (for anyone that is not familiar with Katniss, she is the main character and her beautiful gowns are made to appear on fire when she twirls.)

Entered into"
Outlawz - Sparkle or Flame
Simon Mondays - Based on a Book
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes

Cute Bundle of Joy

Here is a layout following a sketch at Sketches in Thyme.  I have used pieces from Kimberley Cameron's kits "Outside the Dreaming Window" and "Spring rain"

Entered into
Sketches in Thyme

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MHK Designs March Challenge

So very luck\y to have been asked to do a Guest Designer spot at MHK Designs.  I was given a photo for inspiration a wonderful stamp set, MHK Bunny Love and French Country papers.
The stamp set included three different images and 4 different sentiments, my card is featuring 2 of the images and one of the sentiments.  I have used 2 of The French Country Papers which consists of 18 different papers

I took my inspiration from the bunnies, window and flowers in the photo.  The little mushroom was added so that I could match up some red from the photo.

The little rabbit on the front of the card, has been printed 3 times, one copy coloured and gittered, then all 3 copies glued together to make a chipboard style element.  A window die has been used on the front of the card, The frame has been printed with one of the French Country Papers.  Some patterned paper for the heart edging.  Lots of flowers, leaves and butterflies together with a stamped sentiment completes the front of the card.

When you open the card, the inside has one of the stamp sentiments and another of the images, also coloured with copic pens.  The background is one of the French Country papers.
I wonder how others interpreted the photo, hop on over and check them out at:

Enterd into:
Crafts and Me - Springtime
Eclectic Ellapu - Spring/Easter
Animal Friends - Animals with Big Ears
Diecut Divas - Something new (the little rabbit digital stamp on the front of the card which I have turned into a chipboard embellishment)
Creative Craft Cottage - Tic Tac Toe (Pearls./Gem, Flowers and Green)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge

# 168 Crafters Cafe CAS

Two great sponsors at The Crafter's Cafe this week:


Prize: $15 digi voucher


Prize 5 stamps

My cards have been created with images from Creative Bug. Happy Dance and Cool Bunny

 Happy Dance
For my Happy Dance card, I printed the image on white cardstock twice.  Once with the words Happy Birthday and the other image I coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, leaving the musical notes out, then layered the coloured image on top of the non coloured image, that way the notes are clearly seen.  I then added a diecut to the top of the card.

Cool Bunny
 For Cool Bunny, I added some extra palings and typed the word Greetings with the heart onto the palings, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto distressed pink cardstock with double sided tape, the ears have been lifted with dimensions.  Little flower and bow coCraft Your Passion - Anything Goesmpletes the card.

Check out the rest of the teams CAS creations at

Entered into:

DSC #160 March, 2017 - Anything Goes

The sponsor at Digitally Sweet this month is Limited Runs.

I chose Jack in the Box for my scrapbook page.  I have used lots of different filters for the background, added a 40 to the Jack in the Box and photos of my daughter through the years.  Hopefully she will get a laugh out of the page, as she will be overseas for her birthday I will have to post it on Facebook for all to see lol.

Pearly Sparkles March Challenge - Flowers

I found this image on my computer, not sure where it came from.  Coloured with copic pens, diecut and layered onto another scalloped diecut.  I painted white pearls with a blue touchpen and added them to the bouquet.  A butterfly and tamped sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Things with Wings
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for March 2017

This cute image is from Robyn's Fetish Store and is called SS Hoppity.

The image has been coloured with copic pens, and the boat and rabbit fussy cut, the water has been cut with a scalloped die.  Mounted with 3d dimensions onto papers from Stampin up.  I have added little wooden fish an anchor, and a stamped sentiment to complete the card.

Entered into:
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Travel 
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes 
Outlaw Saturday Paper A La Mode - Anything Goes