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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Layout

I've just updated my Photoshop Elements program, big changes for me, looks like a bit of relearning.  I have been using PSE4 since it came out and now have PSE2018.

Here goes, I have used an old photo of myself and worked a layout around Christmas using pieces from Raspberry Roads and Tumble Fish Studio.  The buttons are mine.  The inspiration has come from CSI - Colour, Stones, Inspiration's Christmas challenge.

Entered into:
CSI- Christmas
I've used all 5 colours;   Christmas/winter elements;  Architectural elements;  Trees, Buttons; Vintage Element ;  Journalled behind windows;   Described through senses.
Art Journal - Celebrate )Christmas)
Digital Whisperer - Christmas Ornament

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge-Anything Christmas 15/12/17

The sponsors at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight are:

Running late with this posting today.  I got to play with "Elves at Work" from Scribbles Designs.  I started out making a Christmas Tree decoration,  coloured the image with copic pens, fussy cut and then got stuck into the glitter.   Big problems when it is 36 degrees Celsius I ended up with glitter running everywhere.

Take 2, I made an ATC Gift card, this time I digitally coloured the image, fussy cut and layered onto green cardstock, added some glitter (not so hot this morning) string and tinsel around the edges.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Southern Girls Challenge - All that Glitters - 14/12/17

Sponsors for this fortnights challenge are


 I've used Polkadoodles "Drummer Boy - Troy" for my Christmas card, a modern day take on the Little Drummer Boy.

Coloured with copic pens and die cut, layered onto sheet music, which I have added glitter to the notes.  A glittery sentiment, and drum set completes the card.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pretty in Pink - Christmas

The image is from Bugaboo and is part of "Xmas Trio Blocks Reindeer".  I've embossed and die cut some pink card stock (from Stampin Up)  The image has been coloured with copic pens (a pink nose for this Rudolph, some aqua for the baubles, lots of glitter and glittery snowflakes.  The stamped sentiment is also from Stampin UP.

Entered into:
Delicious Doodles - Non Traditional Christmas Colours.
Pile It On - Non Traditional Holiday Colours 
Animal Friends - Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafty Animals Anything Goes 
Cute as a Button- Anything Goes
CHNC Christmas - Touch of Sparkle 
Jo Scrap Shack - Snowflakes 
Sweet Stampers - Anything Goes

Surfin Santa

Now this is more like celebrating Christmas in Australia, hot weather, beach cricket, surfing.

Here is Surfin Santa from Bloobel, enjoying the warm weather after a long night of deliveries.

Coloured with Copic pens, die cut and layered onto pattern paper from Kaiser Craft. Typed sentiment completes the card.

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CHNC Monthly Christmas Extra
CHNC-  Patterned Paper 
Creative Inspirations - Christmas
Naughty or Nice - Seasons Greetings 
Doing Life with TLC - Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie - Stars   (on his board shorts)
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas is Coming
Outlawz SaturdayPaper A La Mode - Christmas Card

Friday, December 8, 2017

Seasons Greetings

This Christmas card features images from Sandra VanBlaricum called Bauble, and they are part of the monthly/freebie Progressive challenge at Outlawz. .

Using Christmas papers from Kaisercraft, I printed the images onto the music paper and also onto some green patterned paper to paper piece the baubles.

Using Copic pens, I coloured the bows and the bauble holders have been coloured with metallic paint.  The baubles have also been coloured with Copic pens and metallic ink, cut with circular punches and mounted with 3d dimensions. Silver sentiment completes this simple Christmas card.

 Entered into:
Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge for December.
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge  (I felt someone was looking over my shoulder when I saw this sketch)
CHNC Christmas Challenge - CAS
Crafts Galore Encore
Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
The Male Room - Christmas

Monday, December 4, 2017

Digitally Made Challenge Goodbye Time

Thasnks to everyone that has jkoined our digital challenges.  We have had a great time seeing them all, sadly November was our last challenge.  Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy new year.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge-Embossing Wet or dry - 1/12/17

This fortnight's sponsors are:

Prize 2 images

Prize: 3 images

 I chose My Stitch back in Twine's "Oz Miss Gale Dorothy" for my card, and what better embossing folder than bricks.  Dorothy and Tot have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto the bricks, c\small sentiment and some little shoes (they have been coloured red) complete the card.

Brown Sugar # 273 - Anything but a Card - 1 December, 2017

The sponsor for this month is 

 I've made a gift envelope for a Christmas present featuring an image from Bolilla, called Little Helper.

I've coloured the image with copic pens, mainly pink and some touches of green, fussy cut and layered onto some paper from Stampin Up.  Stamped sentiment on the flap completes the gift envelope.

Mainly pink because the envelope is holding tickets to a Pink Concert. 

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Pearly Sparkles December Challenge - Merry Christmas

A cute image from Crafty Sentiments, this is one is called Merry Christmas Carols.

Coloured with copic pens and die cut.  I have added glitter and liquid pearls to the pom poms and pink pearls to the holly.  The background card has been embossed and inked.  Stamped and die cut sentiment completes this small card.

Entered into:
Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Fab N Funky - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge for December, 2017

Another notebook this month, this time featuring an image called Shy Girl.  Coloured and fussycut she has been placed on stampin up papers which have been arranged in a Bargello design.  Sentiment and flowers complete the notebook cover.