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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The 2 of Us.

These are a couple of photos I took on holiday a few years ago.  I can tell you that these were 2 very romantic ducks!

"I have used pieces from a kit by Kate Hadfield called "Weekend at Home".  The design is from Sketches in Thyme.

Entered into:
Sketches in Thyme
Mod Squad - Love
Try it Tuesday - Transport

Autumn Leaves

A digital layout for Autumn.  Although Summer is by far my favourite season, I would not want to live anywhere else in Autumn, the colours are amazing, from the greens turning to yellow, orange and on toward deep crimson and in some cases purple.  I love the panorama of Autumn Colour.

 There is a mini challenge at the new challenge site Digitally Made.  Check it out and be ready for the monthly challenges commencing May 1, only a few days to go.

The photo is of a Liquid Amber tree in our backyard. 
Ribbons from Karen Lewis' "Little Safari" and "Roar" kits. 
Cardboard from Amber Clegg - Just Cardboard
Mushroom and Fairy from Hidden Vintage Studios - Schroom Fairy
Stitching Brush is called Stitches of Thread

Entered into:
Art Journal - Magical Mystery Journey
Artastic Challenge - Pops of Red  (I've probably got more streaklike red in the leaves)

Birthday Wishes

Here is a card featuring an image from Ike's World, called Pooch Leaf.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, he has been layered onto some Stampin up paper.  A Diecut sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:

The Crazy Challenge - Leafy Green
The Male Room - Many Legs
Ikes World - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes optional Male 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Just for You

Here is Henry from Crafty Sentiments on a large gift card, or maybe a bookmark.

Coloured with copic pens, cut with a corner punch and layered onto blue cardstock.  Silver sentiment and a building and tree edging has been added to complete the tag.

Entered into:

Tag You're It  #70
The Male Room - Architecture (small buildings in edging)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies

Best Wishes

The image is from The Paper Shelter, called "Hope".

She has been coloured with copic pens and die cut, layered onto coloured and patterned cardstock, small flowers and gold sentiment complete the card.

Entered into:
Come and Get it - It's a Girl Thing
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Use a Die Cut
The Paper Shelter - Use a Sentiment
Creative Inspirations - One for the Girls

Happy Birthday

This card shows off an image called "Working the Land" from Delicious Doodles.

I adjusted the printer to print in sepia  and added the sentiment.  Cut using a deckle wheel and layered onto patterned paper.

Entered into:
Outlawz Friday Festive - Farmer's Day
Creatalicious - Anything Goes optional Birthday
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hummingbird n Morning Glory by Createful Heart is the gorgeous image for the April Progessive Challenge at Outlawz.

Coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut, Die cut cardstock for the shaped card, plus foliage diecuts and sentiment.

Entered into:
The Outlawz Monthly Porgressive challenge
Penny's Papers - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Dies/Punches
Fab n Funky - In the Garden
Cazy - Spring is Coming

Anyone for Tea

Here is a get well card, actually the 2nd, I made and posted the first one, forgetting to take a picture.  Inside the card a verse reads, Relax, Put Your feet Up and Get Well Soon.

The image was one of the flowers offered in Bloobel's Facebook monthly progressive challenge, there were a number of flowers from which we could choose, but I loved Camomile.

Firstly I printed the flower and a typed sentiment onto bright orange cardstock.  Next I printed the flower twice for colouring.  Using copic pens, I highlighted the petals, dotted the centre of the flower and coloured the stem and leaves.  The second copy I used only the flower, colouring similar to first print, both copies have been fussy cut, but the top layer has had some petals removed and attached with 3d dimensions.

Entered into:
Bloobels Monthly Progressive Challenge for April
Try it on Tuesday - Add a Quote
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

April is Autism Awareness Month

These cute images are from Imagine That, called "Autism Awareness" and they were a FB freebie.

I created an SVG file and using my Ecraft cut a card in the shape of a jigsaw piece.  The little boy and girl have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, then layered onto the card.  Lots of little coloured circles and a sentiment completes the awareness card.

Imagine That - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Shaped Cards or Fancy Folds
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CAS Christmas

I printed the Fred She Said "Pine Trees" onto some white cardstock along with a typed Christmas sentiment I created.  The trees have been coloured with copic pens and a white Uniball Pen (for snow).  I also lined the inside of the card with Dark Green cardstock, you can just see a small border.

C.R.A.F.T - White plus one
My Time to Craft - No Designer Papers
CHNS Christmas Extra

Casology - Grow

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Easter/Spring - 15/4/17

Prize will be individually designed for the winner
Prize is a $15 Voucher
Prize is 3 digis

I was very lucky to receive "Flower Teacup" and "Daffodils, both from My Stitch back in Twine.

With Flower Teacup I created a Mixed media Canvas, this was an old one that one of the kids had started to paint and never finished.  I painted it with acrylic paints. 

The image has been printed twice,  coloured with Copic Pens and fussy cut.  Jewelled hearts, butterflies, a fence, border, wooden kitchen utensils, pearls and a verse have all been added.

With Daffodils, I made a Mother's Day Card.  The image has been printed twice on yellow patterned paper from Stampin Up (you will probably have to look closely to see the patterns) I have used the floral pattern for the coronas and the polka dots for the petals and leaves.

Fussy cut and inked using yellow and green colours.  The front has 1 full image and part of another, layered with 3d dimensions and adhered to the backing paper.  Gems, butterfly and sentiment completes the card.

Inside is another daffodil and a verse

Entered into:

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything but a Card.
A Inky Mess - Mixed Media Anything Goes
 Creative Artiste - Mixed media
Aussie Designers Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Spring
Cards Mania - Spring Flowers

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Easter

Here is something that I rarely do, my daughter-inlaw became a stampin up demonstrator about 18 months ago and she is now my principal supplier of papers, cardstock and bits and pieces.  Purchasing couldn't be easier and delivery is quick.

Amanda also started doing card classes and although I have been making cards for many years I am still not too old and I am always eager to see how other people craft, so I go along and learn.

I have never been one for stamping. Recently, I purchased a Stamp Master and now am quite happy to stamp occasionally. 

This card is one I made at one of her classes, fully ink and rubber stamped, again that is very rare.  Hope you like it.

Entered into:
Animal - Spring / Easter
Naughty or Nice - 3 of something optional Easter
If you Give A Crafter a Cookie - Chicks/Bunnies
Stampin Sensations - Anything Goes
Simon Mondays - Hip Hop
Outlawz on Monday - Easter
Crazy 4 Challenges - Animals

Monday, April 10, 2017

50 years on.....

OK Got a bit of a shock when I worked out how old the first photo is,  I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme and added a few things along the way..

If you like doing digital creations a reminder there is a new challenge commencing 1st May, called "Digitally Made" check  it out.

The page has been created with pieces from Designs by Abbie "Reflections of a Mother" and Creating Wings kits.

The photo where I am holding the Kola was taken in Queensland, the latter in Victoria.  (And my watermark has me at about the age of 4.  What a dimple!)  A snapshot of so many years.

Entered into:
Sketches in Thyme (April week 1)
Berry7bleu - Everything Old is new Again Old me New Me nothing much changes.
Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - Easter


This card has an image from "My Stitch back in Twine" called, Underland Cat.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  I have added some distressed card for the sentiment.

Entered into:

Addicted to CAS - Smile
International Heart and Soul - Distressing
Show us your pussies - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Our 4 Footed Friends
Aussie Digital Artist Challenges - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Southern Girls Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo - 6 April, 2017

What's you favourite combo, mine is blue and green, our wonderful sponsors this fortnight are:
Krafter's Cart 

 Ching Chou Kuik

I received Sakura from Ching Chou Kuik for my card, check out her store, gorgeous illustrations.

I have used copic pens to colour the image, mainly Blue, Green and Aqua for her hair.

The images has been printed 3 times and layered one up the other.  The bottom layer has been diecut with a circle die, the top two have been fussy cut and their wings sculptured, you can see a bit better in the side on photo.  A doily die and a corner punch were also used, together with a bow, small flowers and some hand made leaves using a die from Heartfelt.

The verse inside reads:
Your arms are always open when I need a hug.
Your heart understands when I need a friend.
Your strength and love guide me
And give me wings to fly.

Entered into:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Embellish It
Crafty Bowz - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Things with Wings
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goe

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Dressing Room

A digital page created with pieces from Retro Designs "Chic Rooms and Artdeco Elegance.  I'm not sure if these kits are still available, but check out Helen's store for some amazing retro designs.

If you love creating digitally, keep an eye out for a  new monthly challenge commencing 1st May, "Digitally Made Challenges" I've been very lucky to be chosen as a design team member.

Entered into:
Digital Whisper - Dressing Room

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pearly Sparkles April Challenge - Anything Goes

This month I have used Rick St Dennis' Tree Castle (which I won recently) for my card.
 Printed and coloured with copic pens, I have added a gold ink pen to the trunk and branches, glitter to the turret roofs, pearls at the flag poles.  All finished off with a pearl border.

Want to see what the rest of the team has done, check out the challenge at:

Entered into:
Dream Valley - Fantasy
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Funny, 1/4/17

This fortnight's challenge at The Crafter's cafe is to make us laugh, so us a funny creation .
We have two great sponsors, check out their fun images

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

I chose Keith the Kool Koala for my card.  Being Australian I love it when I come across Koala and Kangaroo images.

Keith has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  I've used dies for the leaves and flowers.  A couple of jokes complete the card.

Entered into:
Moo Mania - Things come in Threes (leaves)
My Time to Craft - Woodland Animals (we don't have woodlands but we do have bushland and you will find Koalas
Outlawz Monday - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Create your own Embellishment (Gum leaves and flowers)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for April, 2017

Another small notebook cover this month.  The paper was from my stash, I have diecut a small tag ready for a name.

The image is from The East Wind and is called, Calm Mind.  Coloured with Copic pens and diecut, the dew drop on the leaf has had a coating of Glossy Accents.

Entered into:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes