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Monday, August 27, 2018

Black, White and Red

Gone digital today, bit of fun (winter is nearly over and the brain is in a silly mood waiting for Spring) with a kit from Eenas Designs, Early Morning Fog, to see her wonderful designs click HERE.    I took the colour out of the background, and added the elements.

The car is from Carena Designs, One for the Boys kit, and it can be found HERE. 
The teapot, cup, cat and mouse all black and white images on my computer.

Entered at:
Take a Word - Black, White and Red
Three Muses - Tea

Saturday, August 25, 2018

CHNC Christmas #400

This week at CHNC Christmas challenge Anything Goes, optional to include a Reindeer.   I've used
Bugaboo's  Reindeer

 Coloured with copic pens, layered onto coloured cardstock.

Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - AG

Friday, August 24, 2018

Red, Blue and Yellow

A new altered notebook  cover today, this one features an image from Sasayaki called Gamer Shy.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto blue cardstock over the patterned cover.  Name tag in the corner completed the notebook.

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Red, Blue and Yellow
Penny's Papers Challenge- AG

School time

Image is from The Paper Shelter, called Urban Modern Boy.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto different patterned papers.   Sentiment stickers complete the card.

Entered into:
The Paper Shelter - Use a digital image
4 Crafty Chicks - Back to School 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Back to School
Simon Says on Monday - Back to School
CAS-ual Fridays - Inspiration Photo for returning to School

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Southern Girls - Use Metal - 23 Aug, 2018

Sponsor for this challenge is

I've used an image in my stash from Lacy Sunshine called Chefkin Troll.  He has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.

I have to Cooking Journals, one for savory and one for sweet dishes, always wanted to alter their black covers but never seem to get around to it or the mojo just hasn't been there.  But after finding these tiny metal charms, together with Chefkin, thought they would make a great cover.

Did a test run with the wonder tape to see if I could get any paper to adhere to the poly something or other covers and found the Wonder Tape from Rangers worked.

The charms have been attached to the paper with split pins before the paper was adhered to cover.  Chefkin glued to the cover (keeping things as flat as possible on the cover. Found a scrap of edging that has been added to the sides, typed a quote and now by sweet cooking Journal has a different cover. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fore the Golfer

This birthday card features an image from Bugaboo, called Guy Golfer.  Coloured with copics and fussy cut, layered onto green cardstock.

Casology - Sports
Seize the Birthday - AG
Lemon Shortcake - AG 
CutiePie - Sporting Cuties


The strawberries are the sweetest during summer, here is an image from Sassy (sadly, no longer around) called "Strawberry Shortcake".  Simply made, the image is coloured with copic pens and layered onto scallop cut cardstock. 

Now I want to make a strawberry shortcake, will have to wait a while, still winter here and the strawberries are a bit expensive.

Entered into:
SOS - Hot Hot Hot
Paper Players - CAS Fruit and Veg (Strawberry)
Addicted to CAS - Berries
Sweet Stampers - Summer
Daring Cardmakers - What's Cooking (Strawberries)

A little Tiger notebook

This is the cover of a small notebook and features an image from Lacy Sunshine called, Sabrina Smile.  I have covered the cover with spotted paper, Sabrina has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The little tissue paper butterflies were handmade.

Entered itno:
Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Pink Green and Lemon.
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Dream Valley Challenge - Animals
Crafting by Design - AG

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #202 - 2 in one Challenge 15/8/18

Our theme this week is Birthday and/or Buttons and we have 3 great sponsors, check out the Crafter's Cafe challenge for all the great prizes.



I've made two cards for this challenge using both the buttons and birthday theme.  My first card features an image from Rick St Dennis called, Cats two Rag Doll.

Bright colours to cheer someone up, I have coloured the image with Little Tipsy pens and fussy cut, layering onto Stampin up cardstock.  The buttons are diecuts, with ribbon threaded through.  A small silver heart and sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Show me your Pussies -  Cats only AG
Crafts Galore Encore - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Papers
Creative Moments - AG (optional Cat) 

My second card features  Abby and Walters Birthday from Sprinkle n Sparkle.  This kit comes with coloured and black and white images and includes a sentiment.

I have printed the sentiment image and border onto cardstock, colouring the image and bored with Little Tipsy pens.  Added glitter to the cupcakes.  The image does have a balloon in, I have used a diecut balloon and stamped it with a stampin up stamp. Background cupcake paper is from my stash.

Check out the challenge at: 

Entered into:
Crafty Animals - AG
613 Avenue Create - AG 
Not Just Cards - AG

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Live Laugh Love

Had a lovely quiet 3 hours today, washing done, hubby out, now what to do? Art Journal page. Something I rarely do, is use rubber stamps, I usually make a botch of them unless it is peaceful and I am in my space quietly getting my hand dirty.

The butterfly stamp and the sentiment (oops not clear) are stamps from my stash (years old and I have no idea where I got them.  The rest of the pages has stampin up stamps and ink.

A bit of fun to relax with no interruptions.

Live in every moment
Laugh every day
Love beyond words
Artastic Challenge - Things that Fly
Art Journal - Blessings (Just to be alive)
Stamping Sensations - Current Favourite Stamps ( Always any tree stamps)


Bugs galore, this card features images from Pickled Potpourri called, Cutie Pie.  Coloured with copic pens and diecut, Add sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
Crazy 4 Challenge - Bugs
Double D Challenge - Don't Bug Me

Saturday, August 11, 2018

CHNC Christmas #398

This weeks challenge is "For a lady or a girl".  I chose this delighful image " Dear Santa"  from Ikes Art as part of a prize.

The image has been cloured with copic pens, with glitter and liquid pearls added to the bauble.

Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Ikes World - AG 
The Merry Christmas Challenge - AG


This card features an image form The Paper Shelter, called Capture the Moment.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto patterned paper. Edging, ribbon, heart charm and tag with stamped sentiments completing the card.

Entered into:
The Paper Shelter - AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Creative Fingers - AG
Fabrika Fantasy - AG

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sunny Moments

Image on my card is from Pickled Potpourri, called Sunshine in My Garden. Colouredw  ith copic pens and scallop cut, layered onto patterned blue paper and yellow cardstock.  Musical papered flowers and leaves complete the card.

Outlawz Monday Greetings- Sunny Moments
Crafting by Design - AG
Pause Dream Enjoy - AG
Penny's Papers - AG
Moo Mania - Summertime
Double D - Bugs  (two tiny bees)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

CAS Birthday Card

This card features "Hippo Donut" from Sandra Caldwell and it is this months free image for the Monthly Progressive challenge at Outlawz.

Printed onto white cardstock and coloured with copic pens.  The sentiment is a stamp from Stamp-in Up. (and I got it clear the first time- happy me)

Entered into:
Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge for August
Corrosive Challenge - AG
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Tuesday Throwdown  - AG
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - AG

Tiny Terrarium

This tiny terrarium in only 4 inches in diameter.  It came about by a friend sending me a kit for the house which is tiny, she had bought 3 to do as gifts, but gave up as the house is so tiny.  Putting the house together was easy, once we had the instructions translated from chinese to english. But the elements in the house and the lighting were was too small to work for me to put together, so in the end I altered what was supposed to be a Christmas Ball decoration into a terrarium.

I made the footpath with glue and yellow pebbles, the fence with glue and stones.  And added a Kangaroo with her joey and a couple of turtles as well.  I am still looking for a bird to sit on the house but at this time can't find anything small enough.

Entered into:

Saturday, August 4, 2018

CHNC Christmas #397

This week embossing (wet or dry) is the theme at The Christmas Challenge.   I've used another Trio Bloc from Bugaboo, this time Xmas Trio Bloc and I have used the Santa.

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have die cut a strip of red paper.  For the embossing I sprayed the card with water and then put through an embossing folder.  (Having the card damp improves the depth of the embossing) A stamped sentiment of a stitched die completes the card

Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas 
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Stitched Dies
ABC Christmas  -  P for Plain
Crimbo Crackers - AG

Friday, August 3, 2018

Brown Sugar #281 Fairies or Fantasies

This months sponsor at Brown Sugar is 

I used "Sakura" from the sponsor, which I had in my stash.  Pretty image I have used on several occasions.

I'm trying a new alcoholic pen today, brand name is "Little Tipsy", they were on sale and I decided to buy some.  This is my 4th brand of alcohol markers.  I was very happy with the results.

My other brands:
Touch by ShinHanart, Favourite, but not readily available for me.

New Touch (chinese brand), were very cheap, great for big spaces, go on smoothly and save on using the expensive brands.

Copic, I use them most often, only because they are readily available, but are expensive, I have a lot of the refills, but some of my nibs are now in need of replacing.  Which is annoying, because I do not use the broad end, so nibs are expensive when you only use one end.

Back to this image "Sakura" she has been coloured with A Little Tipsy and die cut.  The papers are from Stampin Up, adding flowers, leaves and candy together with a sentiment to complete the card.

Entered into:
Sparkles Monthly - Fairies
Penny's Paper - AG
Lemon Shortbread - AG
Crafty Gals Corner - Tropical Colours
Carlin Map Paradise - AG
Creative Knockouts - For the Kids

Happy Birthday

This 18th Birthday card was made for a young man I know, I wanted it bright and party like.  Image from Bugaboo called, "Make it Snappy" adorns this card. Coloured with Copic pens, added some glitter and glossy accents.  Wooden numbers covered in glitter completes the card.

Entered into:
Outlawz Monday Greetings - Use Yellow
C.R.A.F.T. - use numbers
The Male Room - Birthday
Creating with an Attitude - AG
The Crafty Addicts - Men/Boys

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pearly Sparkles - August - Pink and Purple

This cute image is one that I lucky enough to win a few months back.  From DS4J - Betty Bow.   Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered cardstock of Pink and purple, pink bling and pink and purple flowers complete the card.

Crafting by Design - AG 

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #201 - 2 in one Challenge -1/8/18

This fortnight Crafter's Cafe's them is Travel and/or Relaxation, As usual great sponsors for the challenge

Prize:  3 Digis


 Prize: The 3 images the team uses
 Prize: 3 digis to the value of £6.75
I received an image from Polkadoodles called " Primrose Darling Buds".  The flowers in the image reminded me of Frangipani, so I went with a Bon Voyage card.
As I am currently in the middle of Winter and desperate for bright sunshine and colours (usual thing this time of the year) I have gone mad with the colours.  The image has been coloured with Littly Tipsy pens and fussy cut, then layered with 3d dimensions onto a printed base with tree and sentiments.  Purply pink and yellow cardstock, bright yellow sun, beach-hut, flowers, twigs and wooden elements.  Typed punched tag to complete. 

Entered into:

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge for August 2018

No colouring this month, I have used Kaisercraft paper and diecuts for my Christmas card with patterned papers.

Entered into:
International Art and Soul - Christmas Traditions
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - Most Wonderful Time of the year
Not Just a Card - AG