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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southern Girls - Christmas

Christmas challenge at Southern Girls this fortnight, the sponsors are:


I received "Christmas Sweet Fox" from Oddball Art Co.  The fox image includes 3 Christmas baubles.  I printed, coloured and fussy cut the fox, layering him on to some patterned paper.  For the baubles I made them bigger, printed and coloured with copic pens and metallic ink.  In the end, I only used one of the baubles, added some ribbon and a sentiment to complete the card.

Check out the challenge at:
CHNC - Patterned Paper 
CHNC Christmas - AG
Cutie Pie - AG
Not Just a Card - AG 
Creatalicious - AG

Saturday, October 26, 2019

CHNC Christmas # 461

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Make your own background".

I have used a Gel Press with acrylic paints and die cut on watercolour paper.   Also adding some Shimmer shaker glitter and a stamped sentiment.

The image is from Dreary Dolls and is called Lantern, which has been coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and layered with 3d dimensions.

Check out the challenge at:
Entered into:
The Outlawz Fesitive Fridays Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - AG 
Merry Little Christmas - AG
Winter Wonderland - Merry and Bright
Crimbo Crackers - AG 
Christmas Card Throwdown -Smooshing

Friday, October 25, 2019

A Puuurfect Greeting

Little cat card today, found this image in my stash, coloured with copic pens, but the only name I can find is catonpost1, if anyone knows the artist, please leave a comment.

Fussy cut and layered onto Stampin Up paper, Typed and punched sentiment attached with 3d dimensions and a couple of onyx gems.

Entered into:
Through the Craftroom Door - AG 
Mod Squad - Sentiment says it all
Penny's Paper Challenge - AG
Dream Valley Challenge - Add a Sentiment
My Time to Craft - Halloween or Cats 
Ikes World - J is for Jaffa 
Show Us your Pussies - AG Cat related.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bit of Halloween Fun

For the past several years I have kept a yearly Junk Journal, where bits and pieces I come across through the year, film tickets, invitations, cards, newspaper clippings etc get glued into, could also be just something on my desk that is left over, in it goes.  Probably more of a Smash /Gluebook.  Some Mixed media and art finds its way into the pages as well.

This year I over thought the process and used a small children's book,  it has worked but I think I need to rethink the process before I use an old book again, looks like a lot of washi tape about to be used or my go to, the paper bandage you can get from the chemist, either on plain white or decorate with paints, copics etc.  Anyway, book is becoming fragile.

This page has been created with a piece of left over diecut (trellis), I used it as a stencil over and over for other projects as well, finished off on these pages and then glued it onto a small strip of a page that I have left in the book.  When you open the page, the two top bats fly up.

The bats and Teddy came from a store called Robyn;s Fetish Store, now wadly closed.  The images have been coloured with copic pens, the background is Acrylic Chalk Paints and yes a little strip of tape to make sure the pages don't go missing.

Entered into:
Creative Knockout - Halloween
Simon Says Wednesday - Halloween
Little Red Wagon - Bear
Fab N Funky - Feature a Creature
Use your Stuff - Pumpkin
Give a Crafter a Cookie - Halloween

Saturday, October 19, 2019

CHNC Christmas #460

This weeks challenge is Anything Goes, optional "Add a flower or two or more".  I have used papers from Kaisercraft and punches for the flowers.   Finished off with a stamped sentiment and some shimmer mist.

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 Patterned Paper - AG
Crafters Castle - AG

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mother and Daughter

Digital layout tonight, inspired by Challenge YOURself and their sketch challenge.

I have used various pieces from my stash, all old but still lovely.

Entered into:
Challenge YOURself - Sketch

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe #229

This month's themes are: Use a Stencil AND/ OR   Halloween/ use Halloween colours.

The sponsor for this month's challenge is:

I chose some pieces from Lisa's Trick or Treat kit.
Trick or Treat Textured and Grunge Papers, Washi Tape and Tree, bird and cat
and made a Halloween Digital Page

I have made the digital Jack O'Lantern, adding elements along the way and finished with a stitched frame.

Check out what the team has made at:

Entered into:

Saturday, October 12, 2019

CHNC Christmas #459

This week's Anything Goes Chirstmas challenge has the option to "Include a stocking".  I have used "House Mouse Stockings" coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  Mounted on patterned papers, 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
Sparkles Cristmas Challenge - Make us Laugh  (I think this little mise have had too much Egg Nog)
Little Red Wagon - Cut it Out 
Simon Says Wednesdays - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges  - Music

Monday, October 7, 2019


Using black cardstock as the card base and add a pale pink lace die, black ribbon and flower to create a thankful card that I need to send to a wonderful doctor that has been looking after me for the past 10 years.

Last visit was bitter sweet, Yeah! I don't need any more visits, sad because I will miss this gorgeous gentle man in my life.  Although, I do have the knowledge that he will still keep an eye on my yearly tests.  God Bless to a great man.

(Note to me: do not use crystal glitter on black, it shows up green. )

Entered into:
Rainbow Cards - Brazenly Black
Dragonfly Dreams - Use Black (a Lot or a Little)
Crafts Galore Encore - AG 
Crafting by Design- AG 


I love the spotlight technique, but rarely incorporate it into a card.   This card has stamped images and sentiments from Stampin Up.  I have printed the main image a second time, coloured only the flowers and then punched them out with a circle punch, adhering them with 3d dimensions.

Simple and quick technique if you are in a hurry.  Also completed the inside with blue ink and more stamps for Stampin Up.

Entered into:
613 Avenue Create - AG, twist Spotlight Technique.
Stampin Sensations - Trees, Leaves or Autumn (I've gone with leaves)
My Time to Craft - Inside Out
Paper Players - Grateful, Thankful for you
Crafty Creations AG

A bit of Halloween

Made a couple of pages for my quote journal today.

The first features an image from Ike's World, called Meow-ollen.  If you would like this image, it is a freebie and you will find it HERE

 I have separated the pumpkin from the cat, mainly so it would fit on the page.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, the pumpkin also has some gold metallic polish added.  Glitter and polish added to the page as well.

The cat's tail is not glued down, so moves about when you turn the page.

entered into:
Show us your Pussies - Meow-oleen/Furrythings
Animal Friend - Cat 
Crafty Animals - AG
A Bit more Time - AG
Double Trouble - AG
A Corrosive Challenge - AG

And not to forget our dog friends, this image is from Polka Doodles, called "Winnie Wednesday and Batdog. Checkout the Monthly Progessive Freebie challenge for this cute image. Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto craftcard with glitter and polishes.  Winnies plait has been left unglued and is movable.
Entered into:
The Outlaw Monthly Progessive Freebie Challenge - Winnie Wednesday and Bat Dog 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
Brown Sugar - AG
Creative Fingers - AG
Daisy Chain - Pink or Halloween

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Angie's Digital Stamps 6 Oct, 2019

This month's challenge is AG with the twist being "to use Halloween colours."

I chose Angie's Wine bottle and glass image, check it and other images in her store HERE.

I have used a white cardstock base and leaving the colours together used a  Kaleidecolour Ink Pad (Autumn Leaves) lightly stampin up and down.

The bottle and glass have been coloured with copic pens and I have inked a deckle cut diecut and typed sentiment to complete the card.

 Check out all the inspiration creations at:

Entered into:
Pinspirational Challenge - Photo (I used the colours)
Lemon  Shortbread - AG
Little Red Wagon - Fall It
Crafty Gals Corner - Fall Colours
Crafty Creations - AG 
Fab N Funky - Autumn Colours 
Daring Cardmakers - Mood Board (Colours)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

CHNC Christmas #458

Thisa week's option in our Anything Goes Christmas challenge is to use a sentiment as the focal point.  I've used papers and diecut sentiment from my stash of Kaisercraft papers, the background paper is glossy and embossed.

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 
Simon Says Mondays - Lets Get Ready for Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Focus on Sentiment 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Simply Create Too, #153 - Oct 2019

This month's theme at Simply Create is "Spooky or Scary". As always I struggle with October and the many Halloween related challenges.  Something we don't celebrate and I usually end up with cute anyway.  But this year I thought I would try something different.........

I love making little journals, slightly bigger than an ATC card.  This one is a "Witches Journal" lots of mixed media, from pastes, inks etc to dried flowers.   A journal for her spells on the pages as she writes and collects information.




Check out the team's Spooky and Scary at:

Entered into:
Fabrika Fantasy - Halloween
Love to Scrap - No Cards
Mix It Up - AG (Techique open)  - Mini Journal, using inks and paints together
Paper Funday - AG (Halloween)
Crafting with an Attitude - AG 
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - AG

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Southern Girls - On the Farm

The challenge is On the Farm and the sponsors for this challenge are:


I received "Maddie the Scarecrow" from Colour of Love for my project.  Coloured with copic pens and layered onto gingham pattern paper.  Small sentiment and a cow split pin completes my card.

Check out the challenge at:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe #228

The theme as The Crafter's Cafr this fortnight is
The sponsor is

Prize 3 Images

I chose "Sensitive Sadie" to create a page in my Quote Journal.  Coloured with copic pens and then added lots of liquid pearls and glitter and gave Sadie some attitude.

We see lots of Pink around in October, "Breast Cancer Awareness" month, hoping all those out there fighting the disease well, bring on your toughest I can attitude. I know how hard it is to fight this disease, 10 years since I was diagnosed and after lots of treatment, none nice, so far so good. 

Check out the Challenge blog for lots of inspiration

Entered into:

Unicorn Challenge Blog #48

This month the theme at the Unicorn Challenge blog is Pretty in Pink.  I've used Ike's World "Gypsy".

Black cardstock that has been embossed with trees, then covered with Gold Metallic Gilding polish.  Then I distressed the edges on both the black and pink cardstock and mounted onto another piece of black cardstock.

The Gypsy's skin and hair have been coloured with copic pens.  Her dress, scarf and arm bands are paper pieced.  Her blouse, has added white gel and liquid pearls added to the edgings.

Her skirt, the pink part has white gel spots, the lower skirt has had highlights added with copic pens.  Glitter and Liquid pearls have also been added to the Gyspy.  Silver edgings down the side.

Pearly Sparkles Challenge, Oct 2019

This month's theme at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge is "Spooky and/or Cute"

I've made a little, the witch image is called "Wicked Witch of the West" it is from the Robyn's Fetish store, which has now closed.

The pumpkin I received in a swap, the witches have been coloured with copic pens and the had glitter and white gel pen added to their clothes.  Something you don't see everyday, my handwriting and a bit of doodling for the web and spider.

CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge October 2019

Another challenge this month and I have made a card for my daily to do journal.  October is a huge month in our family. Not only is it the month of my husband and son's birthday, but both of our children married October birthday people and we have a grandson born in October as well.  So celebrations and cakes abound. 

The image is one that I have had for many many years, coloured with pencils and fussy cut. 

So at the start of the month it is a good time to:

Check out the other inspiration at:

Entered into:
Penny's Paper Challenge - AG
Simon Says - Wednesday - AG
Double D - Sentiment
Sweet Stampers - Sentiment