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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Best Friend card

A best friend card, featuring an image from Sheepski, called Daffodils, for me daffodils are one of the first signs of spring, a time when the earth is renewed and my garden comes alive with green leaves and colourful flowers.

In fact, during this time of doom and gloom, my husband and I ripped up a garden patch which just hasn't been working and have now planted it with lots and lots of bulbs and seedlings. 

Come spring we should have flowers to enjoy outside and inside. As Audrey Hepburn said "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, the design is from Crafting Vicky's March challenge.  I flipped the sketch.  The quote is from a rubber stamp.

Entered into:
Crafting Vicky's March challenge.
Stamping  Sensations - Spring Florals
Ellibelle's Corner - Spring is in the air 
Crafty Gals Corner - Flowers 
Createful heart - AG 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

CHNC Christmas #483

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "Use a star or two or More."
This week's Christmas Card, features stamps and diecut from Stampin up.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:


Last Journal page for the day.  A good one to finish off with, I'm sure the world is very thankful for those on the frontline, Doctors, Nurses, Ambulance Officers, Police etc.

This image was also a freebie on FB from Jenoviya Art.  Coloured with copic pens and oval cut.  Layered onto polka papers, with lace.  Another one of my poems.

Entered into:
613 Avenue Create
Corrosive Challenge - AG
Lets Craft and Create - AG
Your Scrapbook Place AG

The TP dilemma

Here is a cute image from My Besties, you can find it in her store as a freeebie.  My journalling juices were running and another poem was forthcoming.

Firstly the image is called "Knobby Knees I got you TP" coloured with copics and fussy cut without the curls.  Printed again on the coffee dyed paper, in a ginger colour (not showing up well in the picture, then layered the fully coloured image onto the coffee paper.  Flowers and butterfly have been made with a couple of squares of toilet paper.

Twas the month of March
Coming  from everywhere, over bridge and under arch
A new species of mankind  appeared
They were weird and sometimes to be feared
Even been known to come from over the borders
The Toilet Paper hoarders

Entered into:
My Besties 3D and More - AG
The Creative Crafters - AG
More Mixed Media - AG
Mix It Up - AG 
Creatalious - Layer it up
Colour it, create it, show it - AG

A Friend in Need

Here is a cute image called TP Dudley and it is from Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration.

Check out Whimsy's FB page as it was given as a freebie.

Coloured with Copic pens and fussy cut, I have added it to a journal with the quote "A Friend in need is a Friend indeed.

Entered into:
Colour Crazy Craft  AG colured
Crafty Catz - AG 
Alphabet Challenge Z is for Zoo  Animals 

More Journalling and a Poem

Married to a Chocoholic, I would love to make this tart for him.  I found the recipe in the newspaper some time ago and forgot all about it, then found it the other day and well, my poem says it all!

The image from Beccy's place called, March Pie has been printed 4 times and coloured with copic pens.  I then used the full image, next layer is of everything except the inside of the jar and the spoons, next layer is the jug and pie and lastly just the pie and cloth.  All layered and stuck with a gluestick., which has made it into a 3d sticker.

Entered into:
Beccy's Place - March challenge
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG
Simon Says - AG 
Creative Knockouts - AG

Travel journal page

I have been doing a number of these journal pages lately, more to come.  I chose this image from Twistoon, in her monthly progressive challenge on FB to go into my continuing travel journal to Rutherglen, wonderful small country township in country Victoria, that we visited last year and went back again early March.

By the time we got home, the world and travel had changed, so she has become a symbol of our last trip, where we went and what we did traveling freely throughout the country side, these pages are in this year's bullet diary, so I have a written and drawn journey of 2020.

Bon Voyage has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, attached to a map page, with a little pull tab to open the map and show where and when we visited certain places.

The scribble (my hand writing) is about some of the things we encountered.

 entered into:
 Twistoon's FB challenge
Art Journal Journey - Green (Clothes and map)
Crafty Creations - AG
The Paper Funday Challenges - AG
All Fun challenges - AG

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Another Christmas one for today

This image is from Sheepski and it entitled "Giant Mushroom".  check out her store, so amazing images, saying that ,Andrea very kindly donated this image to the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  Check this challenge out, a great and different image each month.

Coloured with copic pens, the two gnomes were printed and coloured a second time and then layered onto the original print.  Placed on patterned paper with a typed sentiment.

Entered into:
Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - March, Giant Mushroom
CHNC Patterned paper - AG
CHNC - Christmas AG 
Not Just Cards - AG
All Fun Challenges - AG

Saturday, March 21, 2020

CHNC Christmas #482

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Song"

Created using a stamp for Stampin Up, decorated with gold liquid pearls.

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches
Your boughs so green in summertime
Stay bravely green in wintertime
O tannenbaum, o Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe #238 - 15th March Animals

The theme at the Crafters Cafe this fortnight is Animals.
 The sponsors are: 
All Dressed Up
Eureka Stamps
I've used an image from Eureka Stamps called "Lamb in Egg" and added a page to my bullet journal.  I'm working on different ways to add pages to my journals.  I really love this year's bullet journal and would like to get another for next year and use it as both my bullet journal and my junk 2021 journal. It would eliminate having two running together.

I have attached some drawing paper with washi tape to create a fold out page, this will allow me to use the dates in the journal and yet still have a bit of mixed media.   Then I have the option of using the other side of the drawing paper, or gluing it to the journal page once I have finished with those dates.  It is a good manageable size, so fingers crossed I work it out for next year.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and kindy glitz, fussy cut and adhered to silver paper (which I have a lot of) and washi tape.

Check out all the details at: 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

CHNC Christmas #481

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "No Patterned Paper"I have used 2 rubber stamps, colouring the boot with watercolour pencils and marigold liquid pearls.
Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

CHNC Christmas #480

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "Santa/Father Christmas"

So glad I started to clean out those drawers, here is another of the coloured images I found.  This time I have added glitter to Santa's clothes and some glitter to the holly berries.  Layered onto red and green cardstock some polka dot ribbon and small wooden elements complete the card.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Castle Gatefold card.

This month I have made a gatefold card for the Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge.

The images are from Melonheadz (sadly no longer available)

Coloured with copic pens, I hand drawn the stone lines. Printed the castle twice, adding the extra turrets on the front, the rest inside with the Prince and Princess.  And,  of course don't forget the frog prince.

Entered into:
Crafts Galore Encore - AG
Love to Craft - AG
Love to Scrap - AG
Scorpal - AG
Incy Wincy - Hand Coloured Images
Colour Crazy - AG Hand coloured 
Fab N Funky - More than one fold

Friday, March 6, 2020

Simply Create. Shaped cards, 6 March

Hi everyone this month's challenge at Simply Create Too is to make a shaped card, no squares and no rectangles.

Here is mine featuring an image from Polka Doodles, called Ruby Prom which I won a few months back.  I enlarge the image so that the legs did not show, printed on to cardstock and coloured with copic pens. Added a hand made flower and a stamped sentiment to complete the card

Check out all the shapes at:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Unicorn Blog Challenge #52 - March 2020

This month the challenge is Flower Power,  I've used a 5 x 5 inch canvas, covered with material.  The flowers and leaves are hand made, small beads for the little flower, butterfly 3d stickers and a typed sentiment.

The flowers have been made with white cardstock and typing paper.  Sprayed with different coloured Kaisercraft Misty Iridescent sprays.  Punched, and assembled with a crystal in the middle of each flower.

Check out all the Flower inspiration at:

Monday, March 2, 2020

A Place to Start - Use a Household product, 2 March, 2020

Another page in my quote art journal.  I have used an image from Little Blue Button, called "Rag Doll Sweet Heart." coloured with copic pens are fussy cut , I have added a quote, some tea stained lace and for my household product, I have added a a penny.

Check out all the household products used by the Design team at:

Entered into:

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Angies Digitals Challenge , 1 March 2020

This month the theme at Angies Digitals is Anything Goes.

I chose an image called "Bear Brushing Hair" check out the store HERE. to make a collage piece.  The page has been created in the year's bullet diary.  Hopefully by the end of the year I will have a journal of bits and pieces I have created throughout the year.

I printed the image twice one in mirror.  Coloured with copic pens , coloured pencils and fussy cut.  Layered patterned paper onto the page, flipped left over paper and die cut  the oval to go behind the small image.  Then diecut brown patterned paper for the frame of the mirror.

The chain for the mirror is an edging sticker.  Folder some more of the brown patterns paper and created a shelf to hold her beauty products (which are all digital images from Tumble Fish Studios)

A bought some great alphabet stamps recently and I was going to stamp the words, but for some unknown reason I kept stamping "Pretty" as Preety.  So I gave up and typed and printed the words.  Anyway! I hope you enjoy my little collage scene.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Entered into:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Inspired by a song (I feel pretty from West Side Story)
Crafty Catz - Pretty Papers 
Southern Girls - AG

The Crafter's Cafe #237 - 1st March Anything Goes

Another Anything Goes at The Crafter's Cafe.

Two great sponsors
Dr Digis House of Stamps


Scribbles Designes
I chose "Ground Hog 2" from Scribbles Designs,  to create a mixed media page in my bullet diary.  
It's been pretty hot where I live and I do tend to do more journal pages than cards as all glues and double sided tape can become difficult to use, either run profusely or get really tacky.  So hot in fact, that I had something I had use a hot glue gun on last year, melt and fall apart.

We don't have Groundhogs in Australia, so I did a bit of research and came up with some interesting facts. We do not have any Marmots in Australia

The background an the Ground Hog have been painted with Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics.  My favourite paint.  The rest of the image, dirt, stone flowers, leave and umbrella are all paper pieced, to create some collage on the page.  Stencils, some raindrop and circle epoxy stickers have also been added.

 This is the double page view, the quote is one of many in the Bullet Diary
Check out all the inspiration and further details at:
Entered into:

Pearly Sparkles for Ladies/Girls 1/3/20

My card this month features an image from The Paper Shelter called, "Not exactly a Big Bad Wolf" coloured with copic pens and scalloped diecut, small mulberry paper flowers and a stamped sentiment complete the card.

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CHNC Patterned Papers March 2020 Challenge

This month I have used patterned paper from my stash, adding some round paper candy spots and paper flowers to complete the card.

Check out all of the Design Teams projects at: