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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mixed Media Journal Cover

I usually hand make my holiday journals, canvas/calico covers and sewn signatures.  This time, I thought I would try something different and I has decided to use an A5 spiral book.  Any pages I do not use can be removed easily, on the other hand I can add fold in extra pages also.

We are going to a wine growing area, so I decided on a green/purple theme.  I have added a little dog to the cover as we will be taking our tiny 2.5kg dog with us to Rutherglen.  The little dog image comes from The Paper Shelter, I just took the pup out of a cup and into a wine glass.

The cover of the journal was plastic, I added Matt media gel and tissue paper to give a strong base to work on.
Also added is:
Stencil and stencil paste
Paints : Acrylic Chalk, Dylusion and Metallic
Acrylic Gilding Polishes
Pens: Black Marker, White Uniball and Smoov Biro
Pencils:  Black Lead, Charcoal and Coloured
Inks: Alcohol and Acrylic
Liquid pearls
Shimmer powder and water.

Entered into:
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG
Creative Artiste Challenge - AG Mixed Media
Crazy for Challenges - Pet
Always Fun Challenges - Travel (Our travel/holiday journal)
More Mixed Media - AG

Saturday, February 23, 2019

CHNC Christmas #426

  This week at CHNC Christmas weekly the option is to use some Gold.

I have used an image from All Dressed Up, called  Happy Christmas Little Star.  Coloured with copic pens and diecut.  Layered on patterned cardstock from Stampin Up and a gold doily.  Little wooden elements have been coloured and glitter added, gold sentiment complete the card.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Southern Girls Challenge 21 Feb, 2019

This week's theme is "Girl Power" and the sponsors are:

I've made a bookmark with Oddball's Love Sick Heidi.  Coloured with copics and a white gel pen, I added some additional flowers in the lower right hand corner.  Mounted on patterned paper and black cardstock.  Purple ribbon complete the bookmark. 

Check out the teams inspiration at:

Entered into:
The Creative Crafters - AG
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Crafting with an Attitude - AG
Crafter's Castle - AG

Saturday, February 16, 2019

CHNC Christmas #425

This weeks optional choice is to "Use some green"   I've used Ericraft's  "Merry Cocky" for my green card.  Coloured with Little Tipsy pens, fancy corner punch and red ribbon completes the card..

Entered into:
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - AG (Critter)
Crafty Animals - AG
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Sparkles Monthly - Include an Animal
C.R.A.F.T. -Christmas Humorous

Love is in the air

I think it might be February and Valentine's Day.  So much Red, Roses and love going around.  Here is a quick card.  I have been cleaning out my craftroom, amazing what you can find in drawers and boxes.

This heart image was such a find, I know I have had it for a long time, but I cannot find the original on my computer, so I am sorry but I do not know the name of the image.

I left it Black and White and then added the red cardstock for some highlight.

 Entered into:
Simon on Wednesday - Black White + 1 
Crafty Catz - AG optional keep it simple
Male Room -  Love your Men
If you give a Crafter a Cookie - Hearts
Try it on Tuesday - Romance
Creative Knockout - Love is in the Air
Always Fun - Love - Valentines

Friday, February 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe # 213 Fancy Folds/Embossing

 This fortnight the themes at The Crafter's Cafe are:

 Fancy Folds   OR   Embossing 
or you could combine the two and 
have an Embossed, Fancy Fold card, which is what I have created.
Our Sponsor for this challenge is
I chose " Old Rose Frame, which you can find HERE,

Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I cut off part of the frame to create an arch for the gate card. Cardstock throughout the card is Very Vanilla from Stampin Up.  With two dies I created a locking mechanism for the card.  Inside is a die and a stamp also from Stampin Up


 Card opening
 Card closed
Check out the teams wonderful creations, also see the 3 images we have used for the challenge, you could be the lucky winner of the images we used in our creations.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

CHNC Christmas #424

This week CHNC Christmas Weekly is Anything Goes, optional cute.
 I've used The Paper Shelter's " Fairy Christmas Eve"  Coloured with Little Tipsy pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto Stampin Up polka dot paper.  Gold edging top and bottom, a little diecut sentiment and bow complete the card.

Entered into:
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Carol or Song (Light a Candle)
Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - AG 
Daring Cardmakers - Candles

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Orange today

Today's card is bright orange and features an image from Lacy Sunshine called, "Heidi Dazzlebud Briar Whimsies"

Coloured with copic paints and fussy cut, mounted onto patterned and coloured cardstock, small sentiment and pearls complete the card.

Entered into:
Rainbow Cards - Orange Opulance
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 
The Corrosive Challenge - AG
Crafting by Design - AG
Love to Scrap - AG (optional Mono)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Valentine's Girl

Here is an image from Julia Spiri, called Valentine's Girl. Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, mounted on coloured card stock with 3d dimensions.  The balloons have two to three deep dimensions to give the a floating appearance on the card.

Entered into:
Paper Players - Love in in the Air
Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode - Girly Girl
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Dream Valley - Love and Kisses
Card Mania - Love is in the Air
Creative Inspirations _ With Love

A little Tag

This month's freebie for the Monthly Progressive challenge at The Outlawz is from Di's Digi Stamps, called "Ava".

Image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto some pink cardstock from Stampin Up, diecut, pearls and black ribbon complete the tag.


 Entered into:
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge for February.
Always Fun - AG
Love to Craft - AG
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - AG

Saturday, February 2, 2019

CHNC Christmas #423

This weeks theme is Quick and Easy.  I have used patterned paper and tag from Kaisercraft.

Gift Bag

I've use a little brown paper bag (7x5 inches) to create my gift bag.  The bag was the perfect size for my hand made papers.

Where I live we have been having rolling heat waves, I gave up on glue,m ink paint etc as everything I touch was ot working.  Went outside and made myself a heap of homemade paper.  This is usually about the time I do make it, dries so quickly when you are having 40+ Celsius weather.

The papers on this bag were made with strong coffee added to the water.  The front page had some leaves from a rambling rose (in my garden) pressed into the paper before it was pressed, then left there until the paper was dried. I did it as an experiment, but really loved the effect.

The tag is another colour paper I made during the hot spell.  Stamped with a sentiment.  Flowers, greenery and ribbon from my stash.

Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door bimonthly challenge - Gift Bags and Boxes
Crafty Catz - AG or Lots of Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Altered Eclectics (Altered paper bag)
ARTastic Challenge - Nature
Crafts Galore Encore - AG
Papercraft Challenges - AG

Friday, February 1, 2019

Simply Create Too, #146, February 2019

This month at Simply Create Too the theme is "Use Hearts".  I have used Scribbles, "Heart doodles."

I decided to stay away from the reds and pinks of February's Valentines day and go for something a little different.   I added the sentiment.  Printed and coloured with Touch and Little Tipsy pens.  Fussy cut following the line of the frame, then added loads of glitter and liquid pearls.

Layered onto purple and yellow cardstock.  Inside, I have used the same image, but I have removed most of the inside to the frame and added a short verse. By this stage I was thinking engagement card for someone who loves purple.

Check out all the Heart inspiration at:

Entered into:
Simon Says Monday - Love is in the Air
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Through The Craftroom Door AG 
Crafting with Friends AG

The Crafter's Cafe # 212 Fairy Tales and/or I spy something beginning with F

The Crafter's Cafe is back with another double theme:

Fairy Tales or I spy something beginning with F

Dr Digi 
Prize: 2 images

All Dressed Up 
Prize: 2 images
I chose F for frog using an image from All Dressed Up called, Hop It

CAS card, the sentiment came with the image, coloured with Little Tipsy pens, I have placed the Frog on a wobble spring.  Some green buttons complete the card.

Check out the rest of the teams projects at:

Pearly Sparkles Challenge February, 2019

This month at Pearly Sparkles the theme is "It's a Love Thing".  I have used some red cardstock and ribbon, together with a little wooden heart and sign.  Diecut an oval in the card front, layered the inside with the red cardstock and the little heart.

Entered into:

Brown Sugar #287

Theme for this month is Valentine/Love.

This weeks sponsor at Brown Sugar is:
Morgan's Artworld

I chose Valentine Rose and made a page in my little daily planner (Our wedding anniversary falls in Feb).

I printed the words of "The Rose" behind the image.  Image has been coloured with Copic Pens.

Check out the rest of the teams Valentine/Love projects at:

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge February, 2019

This month I have used some papers from Kaiscraft to alter the cover of a notebook.(stash)

Check out all the inspiration at: