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Tuesday, May 28, 2019


A shaped card today, the image is from Fred She Said and is called "Scribbled Floral"/  Coloured with copic pens and diecut, in fact lots of diecut ovals make this card.  I have also added some ribbon and a fussycut butterfly.

Entered into:
Dreaming Scrap - Happy Spring
Colour Crazy Challenge - AG coloured
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
The Outlawz Song and Story Challenge - The Butterfly
Crafting with Friends - AG

Saturday, May 25, 2019

CHNC Christmas #439

This week's challenge is Anything Christmas Goes, Optional "Use some silver"

I've used an image from Fred She Said, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Glossy accents and glitter added to the image.  The sentiment came with the image.  Silver ribbon added to the card.

Entered into:
The 12 months of Christmas - AG
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Christmas Crafts All Year - Ornament (Candle)
Fab n Funky Challenges - Christmas

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Have a Hoppy Day

Into the stamping on this card.  Made with Stampin up cardstock and stamps.  I have coloured the frog with copic pens and then fussy cut, adhered him to the card with a spring so her wobbles from side to side.  I also added a pair of googiey eyes.  Great card for a child, lots of movement

Enterd into:
Rainbow Cards - Gorgeous Green
Fabrika Fantasy - Animals
The Crafty Addicts - AG
A bit more time to Craft - AG
Crafting with an Attitude Challenges - AG
SweetStampers - Animals
Createful heart - Crazy Critters
Outlawz Crash your Stash - Googlie Eyes


My tag features an image from Dr Digi. "Valentine Derek", this image is also the free digi at the The Outlawz Monthly Freebie/Progressive Challenge.  If you haven't already check out the challenge, each month you will receive a great free digi.

I have coloured Derek with alcohol markers and fussy cut him. For the tag I have used negative diecuts (the bits and pieces that have been left over)  First time I have tried this, but did love using those scrap papers and cardstock.

Entered into:
The Outlawz monthly Freebie/progressive challenge
Through the Craftroom Door - AG 
Penny's Paper Challenge - AG
Simon Says  on Wednesdsay - Bright Colour Mood Board
My Time to Craft - Tag you're it
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Saturday, May 18, 2019

CHNC Christmas #438

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Candy canes"

I've used an image from Robyns Fetish Store (closed) called, "Candy Cane Gingerbread Boy" Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, liquid pearls added to the gingerbread boy and glossy accents added to the cane.  Three little wooden gingerbread boys and a sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
The 12 months of Christmas - AG
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Southern Girls - Glitter Sparkle

Sponsors at Southern Girls are

All Dressed Up

I am Roses

I received images from All dressed Up "Fairy Swing and Little Flower Fairy" and completed another Art Journal Page with a poem about The Buttercup Fairy."

I'm using a sketch book with 150gsm paper, so it is not shiny and white.  For this page, I pulled out a double page from the book, printed the verse and then covered with Fresco Chalk Paints.  The other side of the double page I printed the images and coloured them with alochol pens and fussy cut.

After adhering the cut image to the painted surface, I have added pen, glitter and marker for highlights.

I've used a combination of glues, paints, glitters, liquid pearls and markers to complete the page, then stuck it back into the book.  This is probably not the right type of paper to use, but I love the feel of this paper and love the effect once painted.

Check out all the inspiration at:

Entered into: 
A Place to Start - Favourite Technique (changes all the time, but currently Fussy Cutting)
Colour Crazy - AG coloured

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe # 219 Shaker or I spy something beginning with M

Lots to choose from this fortnight at The Crafter's Cage Challenge.

Two sponsors

Prize 3 Images


Prize $10 Images, no digi paper

I chose " scann007 head" from My Besties to create an Art Journal/collage page for things beginning with M.  Then, as I was working on the design I found that I had won a randomly chosen prize at the Outlawz of 3 images from My Besties, so I chose more flower pots to complete the page, "Img 318 Dolls;  Img 319 Dolls and Bloomin Kittens.

Another page in my art journal, name things beginning with M.  Using a stencil I created a brick wall and coloured with fresco chalk paints.  All images have been coloured with Copic pens, liquid pearls, white gel pen and fussy cut.  Cardstock for the shelves, dies for the vine, fern and maiden hair.

Finished off with name tags and a quote tag.  Certainly not botanically correct, but worked for my page.

Entered into:

Saturday, May 11, 2019

CHNC Christmas #437

This week the option at CHNC Christmas is to "Include a Tree"

I have used an image from Beccy's  Place called "Partridge in a Pear Tree.  Coloured with copic pens, I have added a little wooden bird in a cage.

Made the image a pocket, added a Graphic 45 tag and some gold highlights to complete the card.

Entered into:
The 12 months of Christmas - AG twist Creature Feature
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas

Friday, May 10, 2019

Another Quote Page

Saw this quote the other day and thought it was a great one to add to my book of quotes.  The image is from Julia Spiri and was the freebie she sent out to members of her VIP club.  If you are interested, check out Julia's FB page.  Stamps, Colouring Books by Julia Spiri

The image is called, " Clementine", coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  In the image, on her cheek was a cog, so I have added a tiny metal watch cog.

The cardstock has been embossed with a cog embossing folder and lightly inked.   I have also added some diecut cogs.  The sentiment is from Mahatma Ghandi.

Entered into:
Ike's World Challenge - Embossing
Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - AG
Papercraft - AG
A Bit More Time to craft - AG
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - AG

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Unicorn Challenge Blog #43

 This month we have a colour pallette at Unicorn Challenge Blog.  Pretty blossom colours.

I found the image in a Fairy Tale book and as the prince was dressed in the these colours it seemed appropriate to use the image.

The card has been made with cardstock from my stash (left over curved edging) , Kaisercraft and Stampin Up.

The curved edging on the pocket is a die from Heartfelt, the bookmark/tag is tucked into a pocket, it has 2 wooden and 4 handmade paper beads attached to the ribbon.  Sentiment completes the card.


Entered into:

Monday, May 6, 2019

Get Creative Challenge May. 2019

The theme at Get Creative Challenges this month is Anything Goes and we have 3 great sponsors.




The image I chose is from Chubby Mermaid, called "Mermaid Sparkle" to create a page in my quote journal.  Went a bit mixed media for this one.,

I painted some white watercolour paper with Translucent Fresco Acrylic Chalk Paint, when dry I printed the image over the paint.

Then coloured with Opaque Fresco Acrylic, Metallic Paints. Glitter, Liquid Pearls, Metallic pencils, white gel pen and black marker.

Finally adding a cardboard star, metal star, gold edging and wooden elements (anchor, starfish and seahorse) giving each a touch of glitter.  Mounted the image onto turquoise cardstock.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

CHNC Christmas #436

This week's challenge is Anything Christmas Goes, Optional "Include a bell or bells"

I've used an image from QKR, called "Caroling" Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Wooden bells complete the card.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Brown Sugar #290

This month's theme is Flowers and the sponsor at Brown Sugar is

I have used an image called Flower 1 and made a CAS card.  Coloured with alcohol markers and Wink of Stella pens.  Distressed the cardstock and adhered to a satin card base.

Check out all the flower inspiration at:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Crafter's Cafe # 218 Own Background or use Dies and/or Punches

The theme at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight is Make Own Background or use Dies and/or Punches or combine the lot.

The sponsor is 
Sparkle n Sprinkle
and a wonderful prize, $15 Voucher from their store.

I chose to use Old Friends, the image came with 2 quotes, one of which is at the bottom of the page.  The other is a stamp from Stampin Up to create a page in my quote journal.  Seem to be doing a lot of these quote pages lately.

Old Friends has been coloured with a variety of alcoholic markers and fussy cut.  Three different dies have been used, love how the new chrome cutting plate from sizzix works, fine dies come out beautifully.

 Check out all the inspiration and challenge at:

entered into:
Through The Craftroom Door - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Digi Choosday - AG

Pearly Sparkles Challenge, May 2019 A SPECIAL CHALLENGE

A Tribute to Traci
A lover of Pink, Sparkly, Pearls and all animals especially her  dogs and little hedgehogs.

Sadly Traci who ran the Pearly Sparkles Challenge became ill in December 2018 and passed away in February 2019.  It was always fun to see what she was up to on FB and to hear about her animals.  I can still remember conversing with her over her little hedgehogs, something that where I live would not be permitted.  Cute and tiny they were fun to see and hear about.

I have loved being on her team for the past 2 years and will sorely miss her, Lisa is now going to continue the Pearly Sparkles Challenge in Traci's memory.

This month our challenge is a tribute to Traci, so get out your Pinks, anything Sparkly and Pearls and start creating. 

I couldn't not go pass these images from Dilly Beans (store closed about 3 years ago) "Amalia and Crinkles" and "Crinkles"  all coloured with copic pens.  Cardstock and patterned paper from Stampin Up, pearls, glitter and tag from my stash.

Please check out the challenge at:
Entered into:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - AG Coloured
Craft Catz Challenge - AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
QKR Challenge - AG

CHNC Patterned Paper May 2019

This month I have made a card featuring Beccy's - Molly.  Coloured with copic pens and die cut.  Layered onto Stampin-up papers, sprigs, flowers and little wooden kitchen elements complete the Birthday card.