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Saturday, January 25, 2020

CHNC Christmas #474

This week our challenge at CHNC Christmas is Anything Goes with the option "no sentiment"

For this week's card, I have used a vintage Christmas  image and layered it onto patterned paper adding soem ribbon, and red liquid pearls to the trees.
Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe #234 15th Jan, CAS

We are starting the year of with an easy on, the theme is CAS.  Great sponsors for this year, starting with:



Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

My CAS project features an image from Bugaboo, called "Big Girl Shoes Word Art".  I have printed the image on some patterned paper and then coloured the shoe and flowers with copic pens.  Layered on very bright pink cardstock which has been diecut for a shaped card.

Check out all the great designs at:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The tree of love

Here is another one of Julia Spiri's illustrations, "The Love Tree".  I went a bit wild here, water based pastels, pencils,  inks, charcoal, copic, permanent markers, little mushrooms and some paper piecing on the birds, rabbits and cats. Journalling completes the page.

Entered into:
Stamps, Colouring books FB page
Mix it Up - Paper Piecing 
Use your Stuff - AG

The Mouse Village

This page is in one of my art journals, the illustrations is by Julia Spiri, called "The Mouse Village" Please check out her store, she does have some unique images.

Printed onto a thin page, probably better for sketching, but you go with what you have and I wanted this to be an A4 size.

I've used  quite a few products including water based pastels and pencils ordinary colouring pencils, ink, charcoal, outliners of various colours and acrylic paint.

Little poem is one of mine, with apologies to that Lion in the Jungle!

In the Village
The quiet Village
The mice will rest today.

 In the Village
The quiet Village
The mice will play tonight

ssh! ssh! squeak! squeak!

Entered into:
Stamps, Colouring books by Julia Spiri 
Always Fun Challenges - One layer
Crafty Animals Challenge - AG animal related
Corrosive Challenge - AG

Saturday, January 11, 2020

CHNC Christmas #472

This week we the challenge is Anything Goes , option use a creature (any animal)

I chose to use a little mouse that I have used many times, coloured with copic pens and layered with a spring, he bounces around with joy. Christmas sticker, ribbon and a wooden date complete the card.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Entered into:
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Bingo - (Coloured Image. Sentiment and CAS
Winter Wonderland Christmas - Little Friends
Christmas Crafts All Year round -AG
Merry Little Christmas -AG
Sparkles Christmas Challenge -For a Child
12 Months of Christmas - AG 
Crafty Catz - Animal

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Happy Birthday to me

Where I live has been quite hot, meaning, glues run, paints dry quickly etc.  So quietly watching TV last night, I pulled out my bullet diary and started drawing and doodling.  The monster image is from Twistoon.  Check out her FB page as she is now running a monthly progressive challenge, this was the image I received for January "Monster"

I only used pencils and coloured permanent markers.  Although the monster was coloured with
copic pens and has been mounted with a wobble spring. 

Entered into:
Twistoon FB page progressive challenge for January.
Mod Squad - Birthday Balloons 
Try it Tuesday - Smile 
C.R.A.F.T. - A.G.


One of the plants that are in my top 10 is Fuchsia.  Love them and do have them in my garden. Sadly, nowhere as many as I did have, we had a new fence put in several years ago, and apparently they don't like being disturbed, now I keep them in hanging baskets or pots.

This image is from Beccy's Place, if you check out her site, this month you will be able to get both a coloured and black and white image of her Fuchsia.

Coloured with copic pens and die cut, stamped sentiment completes the card.

Entered into:
 Beccy's Place - AG optional something local (they are hanging near our front door)
Fab n Funky - No Designer paper 
Colour it, Create It Show It Off - AG
Crafts Galore Encore - AG

Wishing you a Good Day.

Here is "Chibi Flowerpot Peeker" from Bugaboo ans it is this months freebie at The Outlawz Monthly freebie progressive challenge.

As always a cute image from Bugaboo.  I have printed her with the rectangle, circle and banner outlines from a sketch that can be found at Crafting with Vicky.  Turned and flipped.

The image has been coloured with copic pens, the circle has been printed a second time, punched and added with a 3d dimension.  (My weird mind sees her sitting on a shelf in front of a window)

Entered into:
Crafting Vicky - Layout #1
The Outlawz Monthly freebie progressive challenge.
Through The Craftroom Door - AG 
Simon on Wednesday - Fun with Florals 
Penny's Papers - AG 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Unicorn Blog Challenge #50 - January 2020

The theme or this month's challenge at Unicorn Blog Challenges is CAS, keep it simple.

 For my card this month I have used rubber stamps (not something I do very often), but they are quick and easy.  Something I needed this time of the year.  The stamps are from Stampin Up.

Check out the rest of the team inspiration at:

Entered into:
The Paper Funday - AG optional twist Friends 
Stamping Sensations - Favourite Stamps ( any foliage)
Let's Craft and Create - AG 
Use you Stuff - AG 
Incy Wincy - AG

Monday, January 6, 2020

A Place to Start, Anything Goes optional CAS 6th January

Happy New Year everyone.

This month A Place to Start is being sponsored by:

I chose Rose Corner for my CAS card. Coloured with copic pens and some liquid pearls.  I have used a corner punch for the corners. Simply and easy for this busy time of the year.

Check out all the inspiration at:

Entered into:

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Angies Ditigal Stamps, 2nd Feb 2020

Hi everyone, Happy New Year, for the 1st challenge of 2020 at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge the theme is Anything goes.

I chose Angie's Horse with foal for my card.  Coloured with copic pens, and cut with a round corner square.Layered onto patterned paper with a rubber stamp sentiment.

Check out all the inspiration at:

Entered into:

Saturday, January 4, 2020

CHNC Christmas #471

This week the challenge is Anything Goes, Optional "Upcycle or use something old."

I've recycled a paper napkin, which showed me a great way to use some card bases I bought the other day.  I never took notice of the brand, I went into Kmart and picked up a couple of packets or white card and envelopes. Not realising they were a different brand to what I normally buy and they are very thin and flimsy.

The napkins are 3 ply, so I carefully peeled them apart and then using a glue stick, stuck one of the napkins to the front and back of the card.   My idea was to tear around the edges, but the napkins were quite strong, so I tried using the guillotine and that didn't work, too flimsy, then when I move the guillotine to try again, I move it too much and ended up with a straight cut but had lost width to the card.  Top and bottom edges were trimmed with scissors.

To make the card, I got a second blank card, and because they are thin, they fitted inside with a border perfectly.  So, some washi tape on the edge of the inside card, glued the two cards together and the result was better than I had anticipated.

Firm card with a linen like finish.  Definitely hunting for some more napkins to upcycle.  Old sentiment sticker I have had for ages and some red liquid pearls ont he berries completes the card.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Entered into:
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for AG
Christmas Crafts All Year round -AG
Merry Little Christmas -AG
Alphabet Challenge - T for try something different (first time trying a paper napkin for a card
CHNC Patterned Paper - AG
Crazy Challenges - New Technique (first time trying a paper napkin for a card

House Mouse Delivery

So happy to announce I have joined The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Design Team.  The theme is always Anything Goes so long as it is a Fantasy project.  My card features an image from House Mouse.

Coloured with copic pens and liquid pearls.  Stamped sentiment.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Simply Create, Monochromatic, 3 Jan

This months' theme is Monochromatic, my card has been created with Stampin up Papers, diecuts, a stamped sentiment and a single gem.

Check out all the Monochromatic inspiration at:

Seize the Birthday - Layers

Getting Creative in 2020

I found last year's bullet diary, totally useless, it only had days and no dates.  Big lesson learnt in 2019 I need dates, anyway the good thing that came out of it was that over the twelve months I added lots of mixed media quote pages.  Tore out the days as the months went by and now have a cute slim line art journal.

This year I have gone back to an A5 size bullet diary, which I purchased online from Bullet Planner, an Australian company.

I have dates and loads more, I will definitely be continuing my quote pages, only bigger this year.

And one of the first pages I have completed features another image from Twistoon, called "Love my Markers"  Love these quirky images.  The poem is one that I wrote.

A New Year has begun
A Blank Page waiting to be done
A new decade has started
The year ahead uncharted
Out with the brushes and paints
There can be no restraints
Daytime, night time any time
Art and crafting will be my pastime
So 2020 as bright as a new penny
Make way for mess a plenty
written by Cass 

You are welcome to use the poem if you wish, I only ask that you acknowledge me as the author. Who knows, this could be the year I write more poetry

The image has been coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut , I have used paint, inks, pencils, stencils, embossing paste, stamps, netting and webbing.  My poem and some journalling words complete the page.

Entered into:
Art Journal Journeys - New
Sognando  Scrap  AG 
Love to Scrap - AG
Mixed media  - Mood Board - New and Bright