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Monday, October 3, 2022

A Place to Start - 3rd October 2022

 This month our anything goes has the option of using Circles and Squares.  I have created a digital background for Conie Fongs cute image, Mouse with Cosmos Flowers, which I have coloured with Copics pens

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 1st October

 This week's option is to make a card for someone special.  I have used an image from  Imagine that, called  Happy Howlidays.  Great for any dog lover or child.

Coloured with copic pens, I have also used a snow pen for the snow.

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The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge 1st October, 2022

Remember the Fairy and the Unicorn challenge is always Anything Goes, so long as it is related to FANTASY, think fairies, elves, gnomes., dragons etc.

For October, I have used an image from my stash, not sure who drew the little witch.  Coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and layered onto a background made from strips of different patterned papers.  Typed sentiment and bow completes the card.

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Pearly Sparkles Challenge October 2022

 This month's challenge is Halloween and/or Autumn.  As I don't celebrate Halloween and usually do an Autumn project (which is way outside my time zone, in fact ,today will mark the second month of Spring for me), I decided to make a journal card for Halloween, maybe I can write down all the treats I will eat when no-one comes a knocking. lol

The trees are from my stash, they were in a digital set, I recoloured them digitally and have drown eyes on them.  The pumpkin is from a closed store (sadly, they closed some time ago, but I still have a number of their images.)  The pumpkin has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut.  The card has been embossed with a brick pattern embossing card.

And of course there is some sparkle (on their eyes)

 

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CHNC Patterned Papers October 2022

 For this month's Patterned paper challenge, I dug through my stash and found this Hedgehog image and the blue patterned paper, which reminded me of tiles.

The image has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut. Glossy Accents have gone the the drops of water and the puddle.  A typed sentiment completes the card.

 

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 17th September

 This week, Use some plaid, checked or gingham paper.  Love making these thin cards, now I have a simple layout to create a matching envelope.

I have used an image from QKR, called Stocking, I typed the sentiment.  Image has been coloured with copic pens , a wooden tree has been added and all on a plaid paper.

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Autumn Time

 This month's image from The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Freebie challenge is Star Stampz, Autumn.

I printed the image on some watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils.  I have gone over a number of the black lines with a Micron Pen as my printer was too happy with the paper I used.

Did a bit of doodling on an art journal page, layered different cardstock, some leaves and gold thread to create an Autumn page.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Crafters Cafe Challenge #289 - 15th September 2022

 Our challenge this time is monochrome, two great sponsors.

 All Dressed Up

and

My Besties

 I chose to create with both sponsors, first card using Little Dude from All Dressed Up.  I have used the same digital background for both cards, printing the images directly over the paper and adding the sentiment each time.

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 2nd card was made with Bestie Boy from My Besties.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 10th September

 This week use some patterned paper.  I have used some glittery gold striped paper (you can see the gold on the side where the sun has highlighted.

Love this fun reindeer.  Dr Digi's Pugsley, coloured with copic pens, rubber stamped image.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Unicorn Challenge 6 September 2022

 Our theme this month is "Go for Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness (use gold somewhere)"  I have made a fun Christmas Card using an image from Twistoon, called Five Golden Rings.  

Who doesn't love a donut, coloured with copic pens, gold ink for the sprinkles and also gold washi tape.

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The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Merry Little Christmas -AG
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - CAS
12 Months of Christmas - AG

Monday, September 5, 2022

A Place to Start -5th September 2022

 This month's option is to do something with "Fantasy"  I have used an image from Sheepski  Designs, called - Conversation.

I have placed the image in this years bullet diary.  Coloured with copic pens and Kindy Glitz.  Let's say it will be the last time I use the darkest of dark blues. Took me a long time, but never seemed to blend properly.  But I did manage to get to moon glow I was after.

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Get Creative - 5th September 2022

 This month's theme at Get Creative is Fall/Autumn.  I decided to do a mixed media art journal page.

About a mixed media as I get, acrylic , chalk acrylics and water paints, Gouache.  Rubber stamps, gold polish (on moon).  Markers and pencils.  I have painted some gum leaves (bottom of page) used real bark from a gum tree and Maple leaves from Sparkly and Sprinkle.

The verse is printed on a cream paper, but has turned out white in the photo.


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Saturday, September 3, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 3rd September

 This week's option is to use something beginning with the letter S.  I chose this image from  Dreary Dolls, called Lantern.

Coloured with copic pens, the Stars  are coloured with a silver gel pen.  Stamped sentiment.

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The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Old Fashioned 
Merry Little Christmas -AG
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - CAS
12 Months of Christmas - AG

The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge 3rd September, 2022

 Remember the Fairy and the Unicorn challenge is always Anything Goes, so long as it is related to FANTASY, think fairies, elves, gnomes., dragons etc.

 This month I have made a card featuring an image from Chubby Mermaids called, Fall Dragon and Pumpkin.  Coloured with copic pens, handcut around the edges.

 

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Pearly Sparkles Challenge September 2022

 Traci's recipe month, the theme is some of her favourite things, Pink, Pearls and Sparkle.  She also loved Hedgehogs.

 This cute Hedgehog is by From the hearts and is called Prickles says Hello.

Coloured with copic pens, although you can't see it well, there is light pink glitter on both the butterfly and the flowers. Of course the card wouldn't be complete without some pearls.  Prickles glasses had a good coating of glossy accents for the lens.

 

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CHNC Patterned Papers September 2022

 This month I have made a card with paper piecing of patterned paper that came in the same kit as the sentiment and the image, all from Imagine That, call Pregnant Peggy.

 

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 27th August

This week's options is  Embossing wet or dry.  I have used an embossing pad with Christmas words and inked over the words.  Adding ribbon and Liquid Pearls to complete the card.


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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Happy Birthday Dino Dude

 My card for this month's Progressive Freebie challenge at The Outlawz, now running on different blogs.  https://theoutlawzchallenges-freebie.blogspot.com/

Fun image from Dr Digi, called "Stacy the Stegosaurus" 

Having gotten a new printer a few months ago, the old one still worked, but after 14 years of good service not working as it used to in the past. So I have been experimenting with the new printer and for this card I printed the image onto some digital paper from Beccy's Place. also used one of her sentiments, adding dino.

Coloured with copic pens cut and layered onto a card base.

 

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 20th August

This week our option is to create a card for a lady or a girl.  This lovely image is from Delicious Doodles, called Mother Mary.  Layered onto patterned paper, reubber stamped sentiment.  Image has been coloured using copic papers.

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Monday, August 15, 2022

The Crafters Cafe Challenge #288 - 15th August 2022

 This month we are celebrating "National Relaxation Day"

and joining with Double Trouble Challenge



Some background on relaxation day, which has been going for 37 years.

August 15th
Some background:  National Relaxation Day was founded back in 1985 by Sean Moeller. He was only a fourth-grader at the time. He suggested that on this date people should not do anything of real value.

We have two sponsors for this challenge

Sheepski Designs

and

Scribbles Designs 

I chose an image from Scribbles designs, called Cozy.  Firstly I created some background paw prints and the sentiment.  The image has been coloured with copic pens.

Always thought I would have plenty of relaxation when I retired, yet I seem to be twice as busy.  Lets hope the recipient of the card has more luck.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 13th August

TRhis week's option is an easy one " No stamps or digital images"  Time to put the thinking cap on.  I have used some patterned paper from my stash.

I have added some gold shading to the large bird cage, cut the bird a second time from a left over piece of paper and added it to the card for some dimension.  Quick and simple.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 6th August

This week's option is to  Include a penguin.  I've added ther with this cute image from Scribbles, called 3B trio.  Coloured with copic pens, I have reversed the colouring on a type sentiment.


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The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge 6th August, 2022

Remember the Fairy and the Unicorn challenge is always Anything Goes, so long as it is related to FANTASY, think fairies, elves, gnomes., dragons etc.

For August, I have used an image from Oddball, called Bookworm Fairy.  Coloured with copic pens, some gold paint on the painted background together with the sentiment that comes with the image and the card is complete.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Unicorn Challenge 2nd August 2022

 This month the theme is "Summer Time".  I have used a cut image by From The heart called, Hamlet Pigwit in the Planter.  Always love some, so many bright colours and flowers everywhere.

Image has been coloured with copic pens, sentiment printed at the same time.  I have added a butterfly and some small yellow flowers, all of which have a touch of glitter.

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Try it on Tuesday - Make it Feminine

Fab N Funky - AG

The Paper Shelter - AG

Creative Knockout - AG 


Monday, August 1, 2022

A Place to Start - 1st August 2022

 This was my place to begin......

 This month trying to use use a new technique.  I saw this many years ago, and thought I would try it, I need lots and lots more practice.

I found an old children's book where the scenes could be cut around to give a 3d effect.  Hard to explain, but looking at the castle page, I have the back page with the person and dog looking over something, I cut around the outer page section of the castle, leaving the spine side still intact.

A couple of pages further back I found another picture of the castle, again cut around the castle outer page side, this gave me a 2d effect of the castle.  Then the people were another page, same technique.  The left hand page was a lot more difficult and could be a lot better, still trying to work out what to do with the middle section, I should have done more pages, but was not confident enough. but I will give this another go through the year, once I find the right book.

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Pearly Sparkles Challenge August 2022

Anything Goes at Pearly Sparkles this month.  This card has been made using Stampin Up products, not often I use rubber stamping, but I did it without smudging, so that makes it a great day.

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Try it on Tuesday - Make it Feminine


CHNC Patterned Papers August 2022

 This month I have used some patterned paper from my stash to make a Christmas card with a pocket to hold a couple of tags.

 

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 30th July

This week's option is to Include a reindeer.  Again and image from Sweet November, called Hugs for Blitzen I have also included their image called Christmas Door Wreath.  Remember to check out the store.

Coloured with copic pens.


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Saturday, July 23, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 23rd July

 Our Anything Goes challenge this week has the option to use Twine and/or Ribbon.

I decided to try something different. I folded some striped paper to look like a parcel and then tied it with twice.  Added glitter to the stripes, a tag to the parcel and mounted onto a coordinating patterned paper.

Although there is nothing in this parcel, it would be a fun way of sending a money gift.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Miss Penelope

 Miss Penelope and image and Paper from Beccy's Place, was a freebie on her challenge this month.  I layered the image onto the paper and then printed.  Coloured image with copic pens, added some flowers and glitter.  The sentiment is typed, I used the colour from the paper as the background for the white lettering.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

TPS Funny Sunflower

 The cute image is from The Paper Shelter available in the Outlawz Monthly Freebie Challenge.  Currently running on FB, but going to a blog shortly.

 I have coloured with copic pens and added a typed sentiment. 

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 16th July

 Today's optional them is to use Punches and/or Diccuts.  I have used a holly die cut and then inlaid the cut pieces with a different coloured cardstock.  Stamp is from Stampin Up.  There is added glitter to the white card, hard to see in the photo.

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52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas Florals 
ABC Christmas Challenge - Old Die New technique
Merry Little Christmas -AG
12 Months of Christmas - AG

Friday, July 15, 2022

The Crafters Cafe Challenge #287 - 15th July 2022

 This month our sponsor is Beccy's Place.  Beccy also has a BLOG , where you can find a freebie page.  Our theme for the month is " Spring or Autumn"  This time of the year those of us in winter are thinking of the Spring to come.  In the northern hemisphere, thoughts turn to cooler days and Autumn.

I went a bit different for this theme and chose Beccy's, Big Wishes, this is just one of the images in the set, there are also five sentiments, one of which is on the cards.

Same slimline cards, one in Autumn oranges, browns and gold.  The other coloured in Spring colours.

Coloured with copic pens, liquid pearls and various glitters.  Our Son and Daughter in Law celebrate their birthdays six days apart, so guess where these cards are being sent?

I enjoyed trying out the different colour schemes, might try it again, one day.



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Inspiration Station - Celebration.  I was inspired by the holding of the cake, the colours and candles 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge 9th July

 Our option this week is to use some red. I have used images from Sweet November for my card.  Check out the store, the images come separate.  I have coloured the scene outside the window, the dog and the little boy with copic pens.

The carpet and curtains are paper pieced.  So many different ways to create scenes, loved using these images.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Unicorn Challenge 5th July 2022

It is  Christmas in July, this month for the challenge.  I have used an image from Make it Crafty, called Elf and Cane, sadly no longer available.

Coloured with copic pens and layered onto patterned paper.  Stamped sentiment completes the card.


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Monday, July 4, 2022

A Place to Start - 4th July 2022

 This month's Theme at A Place to Start is Balloons and Flowers.  We have a wonderful sponsor this months, Conie FonG.  Please check out the store, some wonderful images can be found.  CONIEFONGART

I chose to make a slim card with Garden and Bootiful Bouquet which has been coloured with copic pens and fussy cut. I added some balloons for height.  The balloon is also from Conie Fong, I have placed 5 together and they have been digitally coloured, also added balloons to a hand made envelope.

Envelope



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Colour Crazy - Hand Coloured AG (the Bootiful Bouquet) 

 



Get Creative - 4th July, 2022

The theme at Get Creative this month is Red, White and Blue.  I have used an image from my stash.  Stamping Boutiques, Cynthia, The Marker Fairy.

Coloured with copic pens and some Kindy Glitter.

 

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

CHNC Christmas Challenge

 This week our optional theme is "For a Man or A Boy."

I reckon any type of vehicle works for a male card, this is Scribbles Holiday Truck.  Coloured with copic pens.  Couple of Versions

 


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Merry Little Christmas -AG
12 Months of Christmas - AG (twist -

 

The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge 2nd July, 2022

For this month I have a Unicorn, the image is called Unicorn and Pearls and can be found at Chubby Mermaids.

Coloured with copic pens, added liquid pearls, some washi tape top and bottom and small typed sentiment to finish the card. 

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Pearly Sparkles Challenge July 2022

 And for July we are looking for CAS designs at Pearly Sparkles.  A "From the heart" image called Innertube Birdbrain, sentiment came with the image.

Coloued with copic pens, the water is kindy glitz glitter.

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 Fab n Funky - Summer Colours

The Paper Funday - AG , optional Male

Aud Sentimments - Summer


CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge 1st July 2022

 This month I have used an image from Imagine That called, Koalas,  Coloured with copic pens, fussy cut and layered onto some Stampin Up paper.  The sentiment is from the same set.


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Saturday, June 25, 2022

CHNC Christmas - 25th June 2022

 The option this week is to "Use some washi tape".  I have used a gold and a silver star patterned tapes.  Lining them diagonally across the card alternating the colours.

The star is a diecut from Stampin Up, as is the sentiment.



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The Outlawz Festive Friday - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - L for little little
Merry Little Christmas -AG
12 Months of Christmas - AG