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Saturday, June 29, 2019

CHNC Christmas #444

Our option for this week's Christmas challenge is Use a snowflake or two or more.

I have used a blue glitter paper for the background and added one wooden and 2 laser-cut paper snowflakes to the card.  A stamped sentiment form Stampin up completes the card.

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

Saturday, June 22, 2019

CHNC Christmas #443

This week's challenge is Anything Goes with the option of "Use some Washi tape".

Here is a nice simple card, I have used a couple of stamps and tape from Stampin-up.  Added some red gems from my stash to complete the card.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe # 221 Boys/Men OR Sun/Rain

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


I have used  All Dressed Up's "Daddy's Little Helper" on this card.  All his clothes have been paper pieced using papers from my stash, including his boots (which has glossy pieces through it) and the little dogs bandanna.

The rest of the image has been coloured with Copic pens.

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Entered into:
The Paper Funday - One for the Guys
Creative Moments - AG 
Lets Craft and Create - AG, optional You're the Man
Crafty Gals Corner - You're the Man

CHNC Christmas #442

This week's optional choice for our Christmas Challenge is to use Non Traditional colours.

I've used "Carl Snowman" from Robyn's Fetish Store (now closed).  Coloured with pink and blue, using stampin up patterned papers to create a card base with a pocket.   The little snowman can be used as a bookmark, or and additional decoration for the tree.  Stamped sentiment and a small laser-cut paper snowflake and glitter complete the card.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Southern Girls - Spots and Dots

For our Spots and Dots challenge we have to great two great sponsors at Southern Girls

I have used an image from Colour of Love called, Hydranger Sprite.  And, yes I have gone wild with colours, usually happens during winter.  The image has been coloure with copic pens and white ink.  Fussy cut and layered onto Stampin Up papers.  The material flower has also been coloured with copic pens, stamped sentiment completes the card.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

CHNC Christmas #441

This week's challenge is Anything Goes Christmas, optional "Winter Fun"

I have used an image from QKR. called "Girl Sledding"  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto patterned paper and a diecut sentiment completes the card.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Simply Create Too, #149 - June 2019

The theme at Simply Create Too is "Lots of Flowers" Now that gave me license to go crazy with a mixed media collage.

I love playing around with houses and gardens, and this theme was so much fun.  Lots of Flowers equates to lots of photos on the page.

I have kept an old personal telephone directory because each month has a picture of a different house and garden.  I love the pictures and knew one day I would start crafting with them.

Where to begin describing what I have done to the picture.  Firstly I had a frame that had a deep backing, so I was able to add lots and lots of layers.  Best I describe each picture.

I cut out the print of the House and garden, adhering it the the back of the frame.

Then I added paper flowers of different colours, a pink rose 
and punched green branches which I adhered straight onto of the print.

Then on the white matting in front of the print (but under the glass) I added
 Hollyhocks from Fred She Said, which I had coloured with copic pens.

The wooden branch and leaves have been coloured with various paints, inks and waxes.
Small paper flowers then added, these have all been adhered to the frame.
Also added some laser cut ivy to the bottom of the frame.

On the other side, I have used African violets from Fred She Said, again coloured with copic pens and layered onto the white matting under the glass.
But this time I have also added one bloom to the outside of the glass
(it is the one deep in the corner of the frame)

 Wooden and diecut elements have been added throughout: lock on the gate, branches with leaves, ferns, butterflies and snail have been added as extra elements.
A cardboard fence (under the glass, but the lock is on top of the glass )
and some green ribbon.
 The frame has been treated with gesso,
then painted with Acrylic chalk paints and acrylic wax.
Little wooden Love sign also added to the frame.
The large butterfly is also under the glass on the white matting.

My Lots of Flowers Frame of many layers.
Do check out the challenge and see everyone's flowers:

Entered into:
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Altered Eclectics - AG
A Inky Mess - AG Mixed Media
Love to Craft - AG 
Love to Scrap - No Rulz3 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 
Crafter's Castle - AG optional Mixed Media

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Let the Band begin.....

This card has been made for a little girl turning 5 this month.  Inspiration came from a note on FB from her Mum, when she had asked her little girl what do you want for your birthday, she responded with "A guitar for Daddy and drums for me"

Don't think the drums will be forthcoming, but you never know.

I have used "bguitar and gdrum for her birthday card.  Clothing has been paper pieced, the rest of the image coloured with copic pens.  Layered onto Stampin up papers, To complete, I have added spotted ribbon, diecuts and glitter.

 Entered into:
Digichoosday - AG
Crafting by Design - AG
Crafts Galore Encore - AG
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG
CCC Digi Creations - AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
PolkaDoodles - AG

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Unicorm Challenge Blog #44

This month the theme at Unicorm Challenge Blog is "For the Men/Boys" I have used a digital image, stamped on a sentiment.  fancy cut the edges and layered onto black cardstock.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Neon Rainbows

Today I have a card with lots of bright colours, all from Stampin Up.  I was asked to be a Guest Designer at The Rainbow Card challenge this month, where their colour challenge is Rainbows.

I have used seven different papers, cut into 1cm strips and made a herringbone pattern. Typed sentiment completes the card.
 Entered into:
 Artistic Inspirations - AG
Corrosive Challenges - AG
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Simon Says Wednesdays - AG 
Penny's Papers Challenge - AG

Crafter's Cafe # 220 Girls/Ladies and/or Embossing

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I chose Decosse's  Papers and Doilies from her Mother Dearest set.  The photos are some that we have from the 1800's and I found the poem on the internet.

Always lovewgetting back to doing some digital layouts and this poem was a lot of fun.

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CHNC Christmas #440

This week's challenge is Anything Goes Christmas, optional "include a bear".

I have made a CAS Christmas card this week using a little bear angel with a horn that I found in my in my stash.  Added the hymn words, painted with copic paints and added some glitter. Distressed around the white cardstock that the image was printed on, then layered onto a white cardstock card. 

Pearly Sparkles Challenge, June 2019

The theme this month is Male and I have used an image from Fred She said called "Old Tractor".  I have left the image black and white and only coloured the tractor.  Stitched die used for cutting the image and matting.  The background white and red cardstock have been distressed around the edges.

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CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge June, 2019

I have used DS4's - JX24 image and stampin up papers to create a birthday card this month,  Image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Hand made paper bow and a typed sentiment completes the card.

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