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Sunday, August 27, 2017


I have created the background digitally and then added images from Angies Digital Stamps.  "Lila picking Heart Flowers" and "Birds in Birdbath"

Background, Lila and Birds are all coloured with copic pens.   Lila, the top of the birdbath and one bird have been fussy cut and layered with 3d dimensions.

Entered into:

MHK Designs - Photo Inspiration (took inspiration from the swirly floral pattern)
Paper Creators - Summer
Try it on Tuesdays - In my Garden
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Fussy n Fancy - Things with Wings

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Southern Girls Challenge - Retro use something in your stash older than 1 year - 24/8/17

Fore this challenge, check out your stash and show us some Retro project.  I've created a birthday card using Polka Doodles called Snoozing.

Retro! I'm thinking those old comfy lounge chairs.  The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  His snout, left paw and foot have also been layered with 3d dimensions.  The chair has been printed on patterned paper, fussy cut and inked, the details have been highlighted with a  coloured pencil.

Another patterned  paper for the background and a stamped sentiment to complete the card.

Entered into:
The Cutie Pie - Boys will be Boys
Outlawz Sat Paper Alamode - Relaxation
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Your Day

A Birthday card for a five year old featuring images form "Imagine
That" called Pop a Wheely and Wheely Like You.

The Pop a Wheely image has been coloured with copic pens, and the other image I printed a line of the precoloured bikes.

The step card, has been layered with different patterned papers from my stash.  The circle paper is from Kaisercraft and is double sided.  When I cut the paper out I wanted it higher than the centre step so I could stand the bike up.  When I looked at the back I realised a sentiment was showing, perfect addition for this card.

I've also added little wooden cogs, also from Kaisercraft and the sentiments come with the Imagine That kit.


Entered into:
Imagine That Playground Challenge for August - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice - One the Move
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
ModSquad - Wheels
Daring Cardmakers - Action

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge -Black, White + 1 other Colour - 15/8/17

Easy theme at the Crafter's Cafe today. Black/White and 1 other colour.  They have two great sponsors.
Mari's Digi
 Prize is the 3 images that the DT have used. 
Prize - 3 Images 

My card features one of the images you could win from Mari's Digis, called "Dog with Garland"

I have some black and white patterned papers in my stash, so this was a perfect time to pull them out.  I have printed the image and only coloured the flowers, leaving the cute black and white dog to fit the theme.  Die cut different shapes and added an organza bow to the front and a small bow to the inside to complete the card.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge -Black, White + 1 other Colour - 15/8/17

Entered into:

Modsquard - Black and White and one other colour 
Dragonfly Dreams - Animals
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
CHNS Patterned Paper - Use patterned Paper
ATG with Create with TLC Element - 
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -  Layers and Dimensions

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monkey fun

The card feature Beccy's Place set called "Monkey Madness"  From my stash I have included Palm trees, Giraffe and Hippo.  The designer paper is from the Kaisercraft "Fun Fair" Collection.

This card has been made for a little fellow turning one, Beccy's monkeys were perfect as his bedroom walls are decorated with playful monkeys  All items are precoloured.

I have digitally designed the background for the card front, which includes the trees, 1 monkey, hippo, giraffe and the sentiments.

After printing the background, I then printed the monkeys, one of them has been printed twice and one tree.  Fussy cut and layered with 3d dimensions.  All layered onto the spotted side of the paper. 

The inside features the animal side of the paper from Kaisercraft.  I have enhanced the monkey theme by cutting out one of the paper monkeys and adding it with 3d dimensions.


Entered into:
Beccy's Place August Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - For a Child
Creative Knockouts - Card For a Child

I scream we all scream for ICE CREAM

The Bloobel FB Progressive challenge this month is about Icecream Images.  If you haven't caught up with this fun challenge, check out her facebook page.  This month we got to choose one image free and other icecream images at a discount.

As I had seen this poem on the internet, "The Icecream Diet" by Dessa Lim, I had to get some extras for a page in my Sweet Recipe Journal.  (contains, recipes, poems, jokes, pictures etc)

The Bloobel images I chose are:

Icebleurk - I've used for Blueberry Blush
Icesteam  - I've used for Perfectly Peach
Icecool -    I've used for Honeydew Passion
IcecreamCats - I've used for Orange Citrus Crime

All icecream images have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Little hearts and dots from Stampin up have been added to the pages.  Yes please! I'll definitely try this diet.

Entered into:

Floral Notecard

Yes, I'm on a roll, another folded notecard.  This one features an image from Sheepski called "Freesia Vase".

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto cream and pink cardstock.   No sentiment added, so that it can be used for any occasion or maybe just a letter to say Hi.
 Entered into:
Sheepski Monthly FB Challenge - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Blooming Days
 Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Zentangle fish card

This note card features an image called, "Swish, Tangled", from the talented Jean Chaney, a certified Zentangle teacher and also a member of the Outlawz Design Team for the Progressive Challenge and also Twisted Thursday. 

I am still trying to get a flat notecard, with no embellishments and lots of writing space for cards with special requirements.  I think I have worked out a design I like and hopefully it will work.   Going back to my childhood and the cards we received I have decided to make folded cards  (taking apiece of cardstock and fold into 4) makes lots of writing space.

For Swish, I printed the design on green cardstock and coloured the background with copic pens.  I printed the fish again in layered on top.  The printer didn't do a great job on the cardstock I used for the fish, so I have gone over Jean's lines to make them darker.

Entered into:

Outlawz Monthly Challenge - Swish, Tangled.
ATG with TLC August
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Christmas is coming

A simple Christmas Card today.  No colouring this time. I've used patterned paper from my stash, some gold ribbon and 2 diecuts.

Entered into:
CHNS Christmas Extra Monthly Challenge for August
My Time to Craft - Hats and/or Bags
CHNS Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas
Scrapping4fun - Lace/Ribbon

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Merry Christmas

I am a great fan of Graphic45 paper and this card features Christmas Winterland.

Quick and Easy card, a panel from the paper has been cut and layered onto coloured cardstock, Silver sticker sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
ABC Christmas - P for people; Q for Quick and R for Red.
CHNS Christmas Extra Challenge - Anything Goes
CHNS Christmas Challenge - 3 of a kind (3 people)
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Festive Sentiment

Monday, August 7, 2017

Digitally Made Challenge #4 - Pets and Animals - 7 August, 2017

This month's challenge is all about Pets and Animals

Photo is of our little dog, background, heart, word art and leash from Retro Designs.  Window from Weeds and Wildflowers (no longer available) , flowers from Creative Wings(also no longer available)

The lyrics are from "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window"  sang by Patti Page, in the 1950s.  One of my favourites when I was growing up.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge -More than One Fold - 1/8/17

Our sponsor at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight is

and we are asking for cards with more than one fold.  This image was perfect for my hubby's birthday in a couple of months.  We do have a very little dog and hubby loves to walk him.

The image from Bugaboo Stamps is called, "Guy and Dog" has been coloured with copic pens and placed inside the card, with only the pup showing.  Typed sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Outlaws Greeting Mondays - Anything Goes
Through The CraftRoom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles August Challenge - Happy Anything

My card this month features an image from Crafty Sentiments - Stanley Happy Days.  Coloured with copic pens and die cut.  I have added pearls and gems for the bubbles.

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Says Mondays - Food and/or Drink
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Party

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for August, 2017

Flowering Limb and Sunflowers2 from Robyn's Fetish Store and Stampin Up Papers go together for these cards.       

I have printed the images twice,  one copy has been left uncoloured, the second copy has been coloured.  Both copies have been die cut, the coloured version with a smaller die cut to show the layered look.

Ribbon, lace, stamped sentiments complete the cards.

Entered into:
Simon Says Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursdays - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Sketchy Time
Come and Get It - Just add Flowers