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Saturday, April 25, 2020

CHNC Christmas #487

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "for a child"  
For this step card I have used images from Paper Nested Dolls, coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, stamp sentiment completes the card.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Entered into:
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Use your old stash (striped paper)
Christmas Crafts All Year round -AG
Merry Little Christmas -AG
12 Months of Christmas - AG
CHNC Patterned Paper -AG

Saturday, April 18, 2020

CHNC Christmas #486

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "include a house or other building"

This week's Christmas card features a Beach Hut from Spyders Stamps.
Lots of people are at the beach through Christmas here, so I chose the Beach Hut as my building, coloured with copic pens, fussy cut, I have added a wreath and Santaa sign.  The sun is a sticker from Flourish with A Bling, sadly no longer operating.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe #240 - 15th April, Flowers

The sponsor at Crafter's Cafe this fortnight is:


I chose Daisy Panel to create a picture.  This is something I haven't done for quite a while, but hey! nothing much else to do a the moment except housework.

The drawing is quite intricate and there were small parts I needed to black out.  The technique is silver paper art.  Over many years I have asked family and friends to save the silver paper from their households easter eggs.

The process is tracing an image on glass, for me this time is it was the Daisy panel.  I used a black permanent marker for the tracing, then you need to blackout around the image and in between so that only the outlined image shows through the glass, for this I used black warercolour paint from a tube.  (not the pan paint)

Using different coloured silver paper and ordinary sticky tape, you then collage the colours as to where you need them.  Remember when you are placing the silverpaper you are working from the front to the back (e.g. flower centres go on first, then the petals)

The process is not hard, I was taught when I was young, using a colouring book image to trace.

Check out all the details of the challenge at:

Entered into:
The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode - Romantic Garden
613 Avenue Create  - AG
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers
Path of Positivity - Style - Silverpaper art, something that helps us recyclc and old art that can give joy to the artist and the observer.  Flowers are always a sign of things being positive during the colder months, they pop up and fill our world with colour and perfume every spring.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Bookmark time

Haven't made a bookmark for ages, seeing our little dog was taking great delight in chewing them up, I gave up.  Now 3.5 years old,and still tiny, her habit of eating paper does seem to have slowed down.

The image on the bookmark is from Star Stampz and called Red String and is this months freebie for the Outlaws Monthly Freebie Progressive Challenge.  

I added a little quote, image is coloured with copic pens and on the back of the bookmark, I listed some literature with Felines mentioned in their titles.

Now to see if it stays safe for this little bundle of 2.5kg of mischief.

Entered into:
The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge
Crafty Animals - AG
Addicted to CAS - Animal

Owl Perch

This image popped up on my FB feed and a big thank you goes to Gary Laib for Owl Perch, who let us have it as a freebie.  Check out his amazing drawings HERE

I have added the image to my bullet diary - a reminder that we need to be silly and ridiculous at times.

I used one of my favourite quotes from BFG.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered onto hessian and corrugated cardboard with other textures also attached.

Thought the image and the quote went with the Bullet diary quote for the month. And as I am left handed, I am probably more often left instead of right.

Entered into:
More Mixed Media - AG
Creative Cottage - CAS or Fully Loaded
Creative Moments - AG 

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter

I bought these two cute images from My Besties to do a page in my 2020 junk journal.

Both images have been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  You could call it a double and a half layout. 

The male bunny is on a folded page, pull his tail and you will see the girl bunny and then see that they are doing the right thing by social distancing.

Entered into:
Always Fun - Easter
Simon Says -add texture (home made paper, tissue paper and cellophane)
Colour Crazy - AG
My Time to Craft - Easter Cuties 
Crafty Cardmakers - Easter 
Dreaming Scrap - Easter
Papercraft - Easter
My Besties -AG 

Saturday, April 11, 2020

CHNC Christmas #485

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "Snowman, woman or family."
Thee image featured on this card is from Digi Doodles, Jolly Ol Sparky.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, layered on to patterned cardstock, which has been distressed.  Glitter and liquid pearls complete the card.
Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:

The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year round - Snow Buddies
Merry Little Christmas -AG
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Critters
12 Months of Christmas - AG (twist -
Digi Doodles FB Challenge - AG
Colour Crazy Craft - AG
Alphabet Challenge - A for AG
Digi Doodles FB Challenge AG

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Unicorn Blog Challenge #53 - April 2020

The theme or this month's challenge at Unicorn Blog Challenges is Furry Friends.

I have a little quote page using an image from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Puppy Girl.  Coloured with copic pens, the image and the typed quote were printed together.


Check out the rest of the team inspiration at:

Entered into:
Crafty Animals - AG
Love to Scrap - Girls
Through the Craft Room Door - AG 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Get Creative - Shaker Card for April.

This month at Get Creative we are looking for shaker cards.  

Our sponsor for the month is 
Fabrika Fantasy

I chose BettaFish Crowntail to create my shaker card.  Coloured with copic pens and a white gel pen.  Some bubbles also have glossy accents added, the little fish are from a stamp and diecut set from Stampin Up.

I have made the cover the shaker part with some small beads. When you open the card you see the full fish scene.

Check out all the challenge details at:

Entered into:
A Bit more Time - AG
The Male Room - Make me Laugh (funny sentiment)
Crafty Creations - AG
The Funday Challenge - AG
Lets Craft and Create - Through a Window

A Place to Start - Spring/Easter add a Bow or Ribbon- 6 April, 2020

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is
Stampers Delights

Spring being the time of new growth, could not go past making a couple of baby cards.  I chose
Chibi Sleeping Elf Babies for our sponsor.

Made both a boy and girl card as we do know someone having a baby in early May so wanted all bases covered.

These image also came with a twin image.  I coloured the images with copic pens and fussy cut.  Layered onto doilies that have had their edges just slightly coloured.  Had tied bows and sentiments complete the cards.

Entered into:

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Angie's Digital Stamps 5th April, 2020

This month's challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps is Anything Goes, optional Spring 

I have use Petticoat Bear, a favourite image of mine.  Coloured with copic pens and fussy cut, I have used Stampin Up papers and a punched stamped sentiment.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

CHNC Christmas # 484

This week our challenge is Anything Goes with the option "something funny"   The image featured on the card comes from Digi Doodles and is called "Miodnight Prancer" , Check out the store, very cute images.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and diecut, layered on to red/white check paper, which is also on the inside of the card.  This card was made for sending overseas in a Christmas Card Swap, have to tel you that the lady who received the card, lover it especially, the dogs head which I attached with a spring, so he is a wobble dog.

Check out the rest of the teams inspiration at:


Here is my project for The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge for 4th April.  I have to admit I am in love with the mermaids that can be found at "Chubby Mermaid".

I had this little wooden notepad holder that I have been wanting to upcycle, so with a little bit of mixed media and some very cute mermaids I created this wall hanging.

The mermaids have all been coloured with copic pens, glitter, and liquid pearls.  Fussy cut, a attached to the wall hanging.

The cordlike netting was already on the notepad holder as where some of the shells., I have added some gold and glitter to them.  I have added more shells. The background is tissue paper, glue and acrylic paints.  I have also added some gold micro beads (now if you think glitter goes everywhere, these tiny beads so go everywhere.  The sentiment came with one of the mermaids.

Check out the rest of this month's inspiration at: 

Entered into:
Artastic Challenge - Down to the ocean
Gem of a Craft Challenge- AG 
QKR Stampede - AG 
Southern Girls - AG
Creative Fingers - AG
Aud Sentiment - AG with a sentiment
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - AG 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe #239 - 1st April Anything Goes

Another month and we have another Anything Goes at the Crafters Cafe.

Sponsors are 
Bugaboo Stamps

 Decosses Dynamite Doodles
I made two projects for the challenge, the first is a small gift bag, with Bobble Head Rabbit from Bugaboo.  Firstly I covered the bag with some blue floral paper and coloured the image with copic pens and fussy cut, I printed the head a second time and once coloured, attached it to the image with a bobble spring.  Small flower completed the bag, big enough for some of those small Easter eggs.

For my second project I used some freebies from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, check out her blog as she has a lot. 

I created a digital card for March and St. Patrick's Day with an Irish Blessing.   

From Decosse's I used May Paper embossed white and green  Paper and an Ornate lock.  The ricrac is mine as are the shamrocks.  The strawberries come from April Staker
 Check out for all the details:

Entered into:

Pearly Sparkles Challenge April, 2020

The theme is Bunnies, Birds and/or Bears, I have chosen an image from Beccy's Place that I was lucky to in last year.  "Superb Fairy Wren".

Coloured with Copic pens, added a stamped sentiment, deckle cut the edges.

 Check out all the teams inspiration at:

Entered into:
Creative Moments - AG
Path of Positivity - Beauty of Botanicals
(After our horrific fire season, how wonderful to see gum leaves and gumnuts. A beauty that is already returning to our bush.)
Try it on Tuesday - Beauty of Nature
Beccy's Place - April Challenge

CHNC Patterned Paper April 2020 Challenge

This month I have recycled the bird on a branch image from an old card and added an image from My Stitch Back in Twine called, "Underland Whimsy Garden".

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut and together with the bird and small sentiment layered onto polka dot paper. 

Check out all of the Design Teams projects at: