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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.

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


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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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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