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Saturday, October 27, 2018

CHNC Christmas #409

This week's theme is Anything Goes, optional for Someone Special.  I have used Patterned paper and sentiment from Kaisercraft with a wooden Santa on the front and a wooden Reindeer inside.

Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas 
Christmas Cards all year round - Santa, Elf or Fairy 
The Merry Christmas Challenge - AG 
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Jingle Belles - A Creature (reindeer)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween must be coming

With all the challenges mentioning Halloween, it must be close.  We don't celebrate Halloween but I do make the occasional card, this one will go into a journal and I will write what we did on 31st October this year.

The image is from Di's Digis and is called "Pumpkin Boo", coloured with Little Tipsy pens and fussy cut, layered onto black cardstock, small silver stickers complete the card.

Entered into:
Di's Digis Challenge - Creepy or Cute
Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode - Halloween
Casology - Scary
Simon on Wednesday - Halloween
International Art and Soul - Orange and Black
Try it Tuesday - Halloween
If you give a Crafter a Cookie - Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween Colours
Pinspirational - Photos (Pumpkins Black)
My Time to Craft - Halloween

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Southern Girls - Critter Crazey - 18 Oct, 2018

Our sponsors at Southern Girls Challenges are:

Krafter's Cart


All Dressed Up.

I have used an old image from All Dressed Up called "Butterflies.  The background has been painted with Fresco Finish chalk acrylic paints, I have only just started using these paints, I love the fact they dry so quick, but the feel once dry is soft like chalk but of course doesn't rub off.  Not many colours at this stage so I used blue called Bora Bora and Pinky red called Bougainvillea to create the different purple shades. The image has been coloured with Little Tipsy pens, the top butterfly I have printed, coloured and fussy cut, mounted with 3d dimensions.  Added glitter, gems and sentiment completes the card.  don't know why, but I always find purple and green together are a tranquil combination.

Check out all the inspiration at: 

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #206 Feminine - 15/10/18

This fortnight at The Crafter's Cafe we have three great sponsors

 Prize 3 images

Prize:  3 images

Prize: 3 digis worth £6.75
I received an image from Polkadoodles called, Ruby Oo-la-la, isn't she cute.  I decided after next year's long winter (winters are always long for me)  Ruby was just what I wanted at the start of Spring to give me a boost.  So, I have used her for my Spring reminder in my 2019 organiser.

Coloured with Little Tipsy pens, Ruby is dressed in yellow and green, because my first hint of spring, is to see the wattle trees bloom, once in full bloom it is like looking at trees of sunshine.  Fussy cut and layered onto Stampin up paper.
And, I used my new Dial A Crop,  I have had a single hole punch for years and years, think it cost a couple of dollars, sadly it gave up and wouldn't work, so, I decided to go strong and hopefully never have to buy another one.

Check out the Challenge blog for lots of inspiration

Saturday, October 13, 2018

CHNC Christmas #407

Include a stocking is this week's them at CHNC Christmas Weekly challenge.  I have used another of Di' digis called, "Have yourself a very Micey Christmas"

Coloured with Little Tipsy pens, fussy cut and layered using 3d dimensions.  Added ribbon and sentiment to complete the card.

Sparkles Christmas - Christmas is for Kids
Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas 
Christmas at Sweet Stampers - AG 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas AG 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Pink Christmas

This Christmas card is a bit different, Pink as a reminder of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Something that is very close to my heart. I've walked this journey and grateful for all the medical staff that I met along the way.

I've used papers from my stash, the stars and sentiment are from Stampin Up.

Entered into:

Jingle Belles - A Pink Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - AG
Penny's Papers - AG
Creative Craft - Pretty Pinks
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - AG Cards


The pumpkin/kitchen image is from an Artist based in Australia,  Ericraft Images, called Scaredy Jacks.

This is a fat page, haven't done one for ages.  The image has been coloured with copic pens, and extra pumpkin printed and coloured to add to the Spooktacular button.   I have added an old haunted house and witch silhouette, a little wooden knife, some lace and hand drawn web and spiders.

Entered into:
Outlawz Monday Greetings Tic Tac Toe (Pumpkins/Lace and Witch)
Double D - Scaren-up some Pumpkins
Crafty Cardmakers - Lace or Ribbon
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Fabrika Fantasy - Halloween
Sweet Stampers - Halloween
613 Avenue Create - AG (Optional use something Wooden)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Birthday card for Hubby

This delightful "Dreamy Fox" is from MMedelillustions.  The image is the one I received for the Monthly Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz.

It is my husbands birthday at the end of October and thought it would make a fun card for him, which I know he will enjoy with a good laugh.

The image is coloured with copic pens (note the rouge and lipstick) and fussy cut (added some glitter to the tail as well).  I typed the greeting onto patterned paper and then layered it up on to a card base.  Added a little red glitter heart to complete the card.

Entered itno
The Outlawz Monthly Challenge - Dreamy Fox
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Crazy 4 Challenges - Make a Card 
Crafty Animals - AG

Saturday, October 6, 2018

CHNC Christmas #406

Theme this week is to add a flower or two or more.  I have used Kaisercraft paper and diecuts together with some gold ribbon for this Christmas card.

To add the flower I used two of the diecuts and layered them.

Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas 
12 Days of Christmas - AG 
Simons Says Wednesdays - Let's Get Ready for Christmas
ABC Christmas - V is for Very Quick (Ready made diecuts)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Brown Sugar #283 Autumn

Our sponsor this month is 

Our theme is Autumn and where I live is 5 days into Spring.   What to do? 

Over the past few years my youngest grandson always made a diary at school, which he would given me for Christmas each year. Last year the children didn't make them (shame on the school).  So, instead of going out and buying one I struggled on through 2018 with notes on paper in notebooks etc. thinking that it would work.

Hell no! I have been chasing my tail all year, so decided to go and get a planner ready for 2019.  You will probably see it show up on this blog every now and then.

Here is a divider, for when I enter Autumn on the 1st March next year.  

I have used an image from Time for Tea called, Fall Leaves.  Coloured with Little Tipsy, cut and diecut edging of cross stitch (Stampin Up) added.

 Entered into:
Crafty Gals Challenge - Anything Fall Goes
Time for Tea - AG 

Creative Inspiration - Autumn Glow

Simply Create Too # 143 - Shaker Card.

Great news today, I have been accepted to join the Design Team at Simply Create Too, this is a monthly challenge.  I am on the Blue team, and you will see my designs on the odd numbered challenges.

I think I have only ever made 3 shaker cards, this one being my 3rd, so I was out of my little comfort zone straight away.

I have a daughter in law who is a Stampin-Up demonstrator and she has introduced me to their products, which I have used in my shaker card.

Trying to be a little bit different, I have used a stamp and die for a mason jar, side on to hold a little wooden boat. But I have also made the bottle see through.

Hope you like it, I'm thinking maybe I should try some more shaker cards. 

Entered into:
Through The Craftroom Door Monthly Challenge - Shaker Card.
The Male Room - Outdoors
Pinspirational - Something Different (see through shaker card)
Seize the Birthday - Travel 
Crafting by Design - AG
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old is Something New (cardstock and little yacht are old)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tag Time

I have just found these wonderful Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics, have been doing some Art Journal pages and just love the finish.  But not wanting to waste any of the paint, any left over, I scrape onto some scrap cardstock, to use at a later date.

For the tag, I used a couple of the paints and scraped across the surface with a plastic card adding some silver edging and sentiment.  The flowers have been made using some left over cardstock that I have been using for the left over paint.  Stamped and Punched, adding glitter to complete the card.

Entered into:
Simon Says Mondays - Tag It
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG
International Art and Soul - Layer it UP
Artistic Inspirations - AG

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #205 - Black and White + one colour - 1/10/18

Black and Whit plus one other colour is thew new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.

"The still new Double Trouble Challenge, held on the1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, coincided with the Crafters Cafe October 1st challenge. And the two challenges have joined for a linking up of the Black, White plus 1 colour,

If you decide to link your project on both challenges, you have a chance of be a randomly selected winner at The Crafter's Cafe and also  a randomly selected winner of Double Trouble  where the prizes are: If you are in North America, you will receive their "Bag of Things" and if you are outside of North America, you will receive a monetary gift from a popular digital company!  That gives you a chance of winning one of five prizes."
Sponsors at the Crafter's cafe this fortnight are:
Prize: $10 worth of images (does not include digital papers)

Prize - 2 black and white images
Prize $15.00 worth of Images

I chose Pierrot Clown from Cute as a button for some Mixed Media on canvas. Lots of layers applied with Mod Podge, embossing paste, stencils, lace, paper flowers, wooden hearts coloured with alcohol markers.  The image has been digitally coloured (the heart has also had some marker ink added), fussy cut and applied with 3d tape.

A Inkymess - AG Mixed media
Double Trouble - Black White + 1

Pearly Sparkle for October - Anything Goes

 Anything goes this month and I chose to use Fred She Said's - Dogwood Branch.  Coloured with copic pens and fussycut.  Layered onto pink cardstock with diecut leaves, silver edging and a diecut sentiment completes the card.

Check out the challenge at:

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge for October 2018

An image from DS4J, called Ouch.  coloured with Copic pens and diecut, layered onto Stampin up paper.

Entered into:
Fab n Funky - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafting with Friends - AG 
Not Just Cards - AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
DS4Joy - AG