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Saturday, August 31, 2019

CHNC Christmas #453

This week's challenge is Anything Goes and optional "Something Beginning with S"  I have used an image from QKR Stamps called Shepherd.  Coloured with copic pens, the image and stars are stamps and a diecut from Stampin Up.

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Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Crimbo Crackers - AG

Saturday, August 24, 2019

CHNC Christmas #452

This weeks challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Embossing Wet or Dry".  I have used an image from QKR, called " Hanging Stars" coloured with copic pens and attached to the embossed clouds using a wobble springs. Three small diecut stars and a stamped sentiment completes the card.

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Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Crimbo Crackers - AG
Crafty Creations - AG
Creative Knockouts - TicTacToe - Digi Stamp, Embossing and Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe #225

Themes this fortnight are
Dots and/or Stripes    
 I spy with my little Eye something beginning with A   
(acorn; aster; asteroid; astronaut alphabet; apple; antique; anchor; athlete : some suggestions)

Our Sponsor is
Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Prize is 2 images

I chose "Surfin Santa" from Dr Digi's House of Stamps. This eactly what Santa should be wearing at Christmas time in Australia.

I have coloured his body and sandals with copic pens, his board shorts and surfboard are paper pieced, the sentiment was typed onto the surfboard before printing. L:iquid pearls for his hair and beard.

 Check out the challenge and the Design team creations at:

Entered into:
A place to start - Paper Piecing
Dreaming Scrap - Travel and Holidays
Crafting with an Attitude - AG 
CCC Digi Creations - Summer
Daisy Chain - Summer
Try it Tuesdays - Wish you were here

Use your Stuff - Summer Activity 
Not Just Cards - AG

Embossing With Foil

Today's card  is a bit different. The process for the background which comprises of foil (what you use in the kitchen) cardstock, embossing folder and ink.

I have covered the cardstock with the foil, making sure it was smooth on the top, and neatly folded over the edges (it does not cover the back of the cardstock)

Ran the foil/cardstock through an embossing machine and then lightly covered it with ink. Layered onto a white card base. The image is a rubber stamp, but I cannot remember the name of her), small sentiment and ribbon do complete the card.

Entered into:
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss it
International Art and Soul - Embossing
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Penny's Paper - AG

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Another digital layout for today.  This one has a photo of my son and myself many moons ago. Longing for the Summertime.

Entered into:
ARTastic Challenge - Geometric
Challenge YOUrself - What I like about Summer

White and Purple

Too cold to clean, too cold to go outside, I am so over winter, so decided a little bit of digital scrapping will keep my mind busy and my fingers warm.

This has been created with a photo I took of our Hibsicus bush and digital brushes and masks.

Entered into:
White + 1 - Deep and Pastel Purple.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Childhood Books

I became an avid reader at the age of seven, I really didn't have a choice, I was very ill in hospital and not allowed to roll over, sit up and getting out of bed was a thing to dream about in the coming months. So, I learnt to engross myself in the books.  Some lovely ladies would bring around books to the children's ward for us to read and keep.  Obviously a charity to which people donated books.  They were a highlight of my stay as were the young policemen that would throw a party for the children in the hospital after their passing our parade.

This image is called "Little Pupil" and is by the talented Julia Spiri.  If you would like to receive an image please join her facebook page and become a VIP, Julia sends out an image a month.

I hove coloured the image with copic pens and fussy cut.  Before printing, I added some of my favourite childhood book titles.

I have added some patterned paper from Stampin-up which is covered in words.  Wooden letters make up the word Notes and three little candies in the corner and pearls down the side complete the notebook cover.

Entered into:
Little Red Wagon - Happy Book Lovers Day
Fab N Funky - Pearls
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Colour Crazy - AG
Crazy 4 Challenges - Book Lovers Day

My quote for the day

Here is another page for my quote journal.  Whimsical Bunny is from Beccy's Place.  Love the quote from John Steinbeck.

I printed, coloured and fussy cut Whimsical Bunny once.  Then I typed the quote and placed the bunny in lots of places before printing.  All coloured with copic pens.

Entered into:
Beccy's Place - AG
Love to Craft - AG
Penny's Papercrafts - Crafty - AG
Crafting by Designs - AG 
Creative Knockout - Furry Friends

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Southern Girls - Father's Day / Male

Our sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is

For this challenge I stepped out of my comfort zone and used rubber stamps.  In fact all products used are from Stampin Up. I have a daughter in law who is a demonstrator for the company and she is trying to convert me to stamping.

I thought the sentiment would be great for Father's Day Card or even a birthday card.

Check out the challenge at:

Entered into:
Papercraft Challenges - AG
Lil Patch of Friends - AG
Dragonfly Dreams - No Patterned Paper
Lets Craft & Create - AG

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Unicorn Challenge Blog #46

Themes for The Unicorn Challenge Blog this month is either "Fully Loaded or CAS "  I've made a CAS Sympathy card.

Stamped sentiment, black ribbon and a handmade flower completes the card.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Angie's Digital stamps 4 Aug, 2019

This month's challenge is Anything Goes, optional  Back to School.

I chose Angie's "Girl playing Hopscotch" to make a birthday card.  She has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered on to different coloured cardstocks.  I have also punch out a circle to place over a number, stamped sentiment completes my Happy Birthday for a seven year old.

Check out all the inspiration at:

Entered into:
Lemon Shortcake - AG
Not Just Cards - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Cardz 4 Galz - Summer Fun 
Creative Knockout - Card for a Child
Aud Sentiment - For a Child

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Simply Create Too, #151, Aug 2019

This month's challenge is Anything Goes and have raided my stash for little mini elements to make a fantasy tag.

The tree has peen printed and hand cut.  The vine leaves are a ribbon from Stampin up.  The butterflies are stickers, the birds a very tiny diecuts.  There is a little fence, daisies and a mushroom to complete the tag.

 Entered into:
Always Fun - Anything but a card (tag)
Simon Says on Monday - Bright and Cheerful
Fab N Funky - Add Pearls or Gems 
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG

Blue Eyes

Here is a layout from our youngest grandson's scrapbook, I usually digitally scrap a photo and then use the photo in a traditional layout for his scrapbook, we give the scrapbooks to the grandchildren when they turn 18.  Which means I need to get a move on with this one's book as he is now 14.

Whether the facts on this page are correct or not, I have no idea, but thought it was an interesting.  He probably got his blue eyes from his father (our son in law).

Entered into:
The Art Journal Journey - Anything with Eyes

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #224

Themes this fortnight are
Ribbon and Lace
Our Sponsor is 
Prize is 3 images
I chose "Victoria" and created a mixed media page.  Using inks, paints, charcoal and diecuts, the image has been coloured with copic pens and many cogs added as a skirt.  Some small metal roses, wooden elements, ribbon and tag with quote complete the page.

Check out the rest of the teams projects at:

Pearly Sparkles Challenge, Aug 2019

Pearly Sparkles Challenge theme for August is "Something beginning with B."

My card has been made with embossing folder and diecuts from Apple Blossom.   Window sheet from  Stampin Up and cardstock from my stash.

B is for Bottle.

I have embossed green cardstock and then inked over the pattern. I have die cut brown cardstock and window sheet for both the bottle and the glass, also used red cardstock for the bottle, white cardstock for the glass and yellow cardstock for the straw.  The sentiment die is one in my stash.

Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door- AG
Simon Says - Wednesday - AG

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge August, 2019

Graphic 45 features on this card in papers, flowers and sentiment.

Check here for more inspiration