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Saturday, September 28, 2019

CHNC Christmas # 457

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "For Someone Special.

For this week's card I have used patterned papers from Kaisercraft and a Gingerbread girl from Robyn's Fetish Store (sadly no longer open)

The card has 2 pockets on the front to hold cards (room on back for messages) and the Gingerbread Girl.

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Entered into:

The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG 
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Fab N Funky - Christmas

Saturday, September 21, 2019

CHNC Christmas #456

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Include the word Joy".  I've used an image from Imagine That called "Joy Birds", coloured with copic pens and glitter.  Mounted on green cardstock, with polka dot ribbon on the edges.

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The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Imagine That Playground - AG 
International Art and Soul - Things with Wings

Birthday time

Going digital today.  Here is a layout featuring our little dog.  She is tiny and when we mention her age, people usually say "months" and we go "no, years".  tiny but adorable.

I have used pieces from a collaboration kit called  "Fiesta"  pretty sure it is no longer available.

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White +1 - Rainbow

Friday, September 20, 2019

Mini Journal

This little 3.5 x 2.5 inch Mixed Media Art Journal  was inspired by a competition to honour "The Black Angus" at this year's Royal Melbourne Show.

The cover has been made with brown paper, glue, embossing folder and oil pastels to create a Faux Leather look.

Inside the covers is a short history of the cattle in question.  Some things I have used: water colour and acrylic paints, oil pastels, embossing paste, stamps , collage, different papers, some hand drawing, white gel pens and black markers.  The Black Angus is a large rubber stamps, so I stamped the image a few times, scanned it to my computer and then shrunk it to the sizes I needed, printed, cut and coloured with copic pens.

After delivering the journal last week for judging, I received an email last night advising I had placed 2nd.  I am over the moon.

Entered into:
Creative Artiste Mixed media - AG
More Mixed Media - AG
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Crafty Creations - AG
Creative Knockouts - AG
Penny's Papers - AG
Path of Positivity - Curiousity (This project began when I saw a craft competition for The Black Angus, different types of craft could be entered and I chose to enter the Art Journal section.  I didn't know much about the animal to begin with, but found out a number of facts along the way, not only about the animal but how I could use different products. )

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe #227

  Themes are:

School related   


Tea or Coffee   
Prize the same as DT uses.
Eureka Stamps
Prize: 3 images

I went with the beveridge theme and created a little collage journal page with a poem.  The image from Eureka Stamps is called "Time for Tea".

I have used, water soluble pastels, watercolour pencils, coloured pencils and acrylic paint to complete the page.  Adding dirferent element to complete the page.

 Check out all the inspirational projects at:

Entered into:
My Time to Craft - AG except a card
Your Scrapbook Place - AG
Crafting with an Attitude - AG
Brown Sugar - AG

Saturday, September 14, 2019

CHNC Christmas # 455

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional use plaid, check or gingham.  I have used sine gingham paper for the background, the image is from QKR Stampede, called Angel Charting, sentiment and some gold ink completes the card.

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Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
QKR Stampede - AG 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thinking of You

Rubber stamping today.  Stamps are from Stampin Up.  Simple card, but I have used a Kaleidacolor stamp pad on water colour paper.  Love the effect of the textured paper and coloured inks together.

Entered into:
Rainbow Cards - Beautiful Brown
Corrosive Challenge - AG
Penny's Paper - AG
Simon Says on Wednesdays - Stamp It
The Male Room - Autumn
Moo Mania - Use a Stamp
Simon Says Mondays - Stamp It
Dream Valley - Autumn Colours

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Magical Sunsets

Love watching the sun rise and set, nature turns out in all her glory with her colour pallette.

These are photos of our first visit to Fiji, if only we were able, we would be there each year.  Total relaxation.

I have used pieces from Raspberry Roads free, "Island Time" kit.

As I am always the person behind the camera, it was a surprise when I saw my husband had caught me from behind walking towards a boat.  Not very flattering, but then it is me in holiday mood.

Entered into:
Challenge YOUrself - Sunrise Sunsets

Saturday, September 7, 2019

CHNC Christmas #454

Another Anything Goes challenge, this week's option is to use patterned paper. Into my stash for this week's card.  the paper is from Kaisercraft and the little strip of trees is the border of the large polka dot patterned paper, I used exactly the same paper inside the card.  A wooden Santa and stamped sentiment completes the card.

Check out the challenge at:
Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays - Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Crimbo Crackers - AG
CHNC Paterned Papers - AG 
Creative Knockouts - Finish the inside

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Playing with Patterns

Over the past few days I have been called on to help someone who was recently in hospital, as her husband was called out, really just had to be there ifn case she needed anything, which wasn't much as she was fairly good.  which left me lots of time to doodle.

Yesterday armed with journal, graphite pencils and a pen I created this page, I was so surprised how quickly the time past.

Inspiration came from Art Journal Journey's September challenge.

Entered into:
Art Journal Journey - Polka dots, stripes, plaids or patterns (think I may have covered all of them)

Southern Girls - Anything Goes

For our Anything Goes challenge we have a great sponsor 

For this challenge I have made a card using "Coreopsis from Digital Two for Tuesday.  Check out the site as there are lots of vintage images for free.
The sun is shining the flowers are blooming, Spring has sprung. Time to get out and about and enjoy the end o winter.

Coloured with copic pens, adding some ribbon and gems, and a stamped sentiment completes the card.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Unicorn Challenge Blog #47

Autumn is the theme at The Unicorn Challenge blog for September.  I've used "Creative Bug - Pumpkins kins" to creative a page in my recipe scrapbook.  I am very lucky to have a Kitchen Aid Cook Processor, which is great for all the soups I make throughout winter.  Image has been coloured with copic pens, little paper candy and washi tape complete the page.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Get Creative Challenge, September, 2019

This month's challenge is Anything Goes and our sponsor is 

I chose "Over the Moon" from All Dressed up to create a wedding card.

The couple love their winter sports and their invitations came with snowflake embellishments.  The bride is also famous for placing lots of glitter and tiny elements inside envelopes when she sends you mail.  So, for this card I went all out with lots of glitter, the background has been created by painting acrylic paints over black cardstock, then adding some glitter paint on top.

Image was printed twice, I fussy cut the moon from the image and heavily coated it with gold and silver glitters.  Used copic pens for the skin, hair and grooms suit.  Brides frock and Grooms hat have been paper pieced with a linen type paper. (for the hat I used copic pens to colour the paper).

Dotted some gold around for stars, added some silver edgings and pearls.  Two of the snowflakes are wooden the third is a laser cut element, all covered with multiple glitters.  Around the edges I have used Kindy Glitz Silver, two small glitter hearts and I have hand written the sentiment.  The bouquet and buttonhole of the image have been covered with flowers and leaves, also some liquid pearls.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Angie's Digital Stamps. 1st September

The theme at Angie's Digital Stamps for September is Anything Goes.  
I chose "Fairy sitting down", you can find it HERE.

It is a black line image and I decided to have a play with digitally creating a card topper.  The background paper, wood, splotches, ribbon and rose buds all come from a digital kit, I layered a patterned paper for her wings.

Once created and printed, I used a deckle blade to cut out the topper.  Adding some netting and flowers in the top right hand corner to complete the card.

Check out the rest of the teams inspirations at:

Crafter's Cafe #226

Fairies/Mythical creatures  
 Look for an object in your House to use in your  project  
Our Sponsor is
Scribbles Designs
Prize: $10.00 of images (no digital papers)
Team allowed 3 images

I chose  "Tooth Fairy Charlee " and decided to alter a small 2.5 x 2.5 envelope.  Bit of mixed medias for the base, rice paper, glues, glitters, polishes etc.

The image has been printed twice, on one copy I coloured the wings only with Purple Mist Gilding Polish, the other copy I coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and layered together.  For her wand, I add glue and glitter to the star.  The little verse I found on the net.

Check out the full teams inspirational projects at:

Pearly Sparkles Challenge, Sept 2019

Another month, another challenge at Pearly Sparkles and our theme is "Add ribbon and/or Bow".

I have used a candle image, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto purple cardstock and then on to deep pink cardstock.   Purple and Pink ribbon have been added with a little wooden heart to complete the card.

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge for September

This month I have used an image from House Mouse, I have used pencils, copic pens and white ink to colour the image.

Layered onto patterned paper and coloured cardstock, Sentiment and Candle (which has been fussy cut from some patterned paper) complete the card.

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