Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Pastel Diva

A pastel colour scheme:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Not Hip To be Square
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/dtbst-226-not-hip-to-be-square.html
Love to Create - Pearls and Bling
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-113-pearls-bling.html
Penny's Paper - Pastel Colours
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-175.html

I am running out of mobile internet so will add the links for the other challenges when I return home tomorrow.

I have used a pastel coloured swirly paper.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with copic markers E00, Y000, B000, YR00, YR000, E41.  I have added some pearls and a flower bling.

Black and White and Blue and starry

I have combined some challenges here:



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Kenny K - Stars
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-170-stars.html
Digi Haven - Black and White plus one other (blue)
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/black-white-with-one-other-color.html

I have used a text paper for the background.  The image is from Kenny K and coloured with copic markers.  I hand drew a star and added this o the card

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A box to make me happy

This box was a collaborative effort between my teenage daughter and myself.  She doesn't normally do papercraft but we are away from home having a well earned break and doing alot more stuff together than we usually do.  We were listening to the radio yesterday when the song "Happy" came on and she asked me if I knew it.  When I said that I was working on a project inspired by the song she wanted to help.  Here is what we came up with:



We are entering the project into these challenges:
A Song in your {HE}art - Happy
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/eureka-challenge-87-lace-pearls.html
Eureka Stamps - Lace and Pearls
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/eureka-challenge-87-lace-pearls.html
CRAFT Challenge - Not A Card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-256-24th-of-april-not-card.html

Brenda created the box template for our project.  We chose some papers from Kaisercraft for the inside and the lid.  These papers have a sewing theme to them.  We bought some lace yesterday - colours I didn't have back home.  This one was yellow which was too bright for the vintage effect we were trying to create so we coloured it with a copic marker.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has also been coloured with copic markers.  We added a ribbon flower with pearl centre to the side of the box - also coloured with copic markers.

The inspiration for the box comes from things that make Brenda and I happy - sewing and crafting, flowers and vintage.

Poppies Bunch

I was struggling to decide what image to use for this sketch - until I saw this image!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sami Stamps - Sketch
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-012-and-new-release-spring.html


I have used a paper from Delicious Doodles for the background.  The panel is glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I added some red grosgrain ribbon as well.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers R17, R14, YG03.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Girl in Big Hat

I've coloured this girl in soft pastel colours:




I am entering the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-and-just-some.html

I have used some scrapbooking paper from my stash.  The image is from Just Some Lines and is called Big Hat Girl.   I coloured with copic markers in pastel colours.  I also used two of these colours to add colour to the white ribbon roses (B000 and Y000).   I have also used an offcut of patterned paper, some glitter cardstock from DCWV and some blue cardstock (matting).  The die is a Spellbinder Labels die.




I have used the following sketch:

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Talking to the Flowers

At least when you talk to sunflowers you don't expect them to answer - not like teenagers!!!  Sometimes I think I would get more sense out of the sunflowers!




I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday challenge - Colour + add a butterfly
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/colorchallenge/forum/topics/april-21-2014
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Easter or Spring (Spring)
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-90-easter-or-spring.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (wings)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinspirational-challenge-104.html


I have used a butterfly background paper which I think comes from DCWV.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and has been coloured with copic markers to match the colour palette at The Outlawz Challenge.  I die-cut a large butterfly from green glitter cardstock (also DCWV) using a Marianne's die.




China Girl

I have left the sentiment off this card as I couldn't decide on an occasion for it - so this one is going into my card stash until I have the right need for it.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Ribbon and Lace
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-75-ribbons-and-lace.html
Limited Runs - Customer Gallery
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/p/customer-gallery.html


I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio which I embellished a little with some tiny white pearls.  The lace and ribbon are from my stash.  The image is from Limited Runs and has been coloured with copic markers YR23, R14, E41, E00.

Vase of Mums

I found some paper that matched the colours in the inspiration picture from the From The Heart Stamps challenge so decided to work with both the sketch and the twist this week:



I am entering my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/04/21/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-63/

I have used some paper from a paper pad (I think it is DCWV).  The layered panels are offcuts from another card.   The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers R17, R14, E53, E51,, YG00 plus I think I may have used another colour in there.  I added a flower embellishment that i bought yesterday.

Here is the original sketch:

Tickled Pink

I bought some new washi tape in pastel shades at the weekend and have been wanting to try it out!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Tickled Pink
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/ikesworld-challenge-15-tickled-pink.html
Eureka Stamps - CAS
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-86-clean.html

I have used washi tape from Basics to create a border around the card.  The image is from Ike's World and has been coloured with copic markers.  I have added some tiny pink pearls to the centres of all the flowers. 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Gorgeous Fairy

When I first saw this paper from DCWV I wasn't sure that I would ever use it but it was perfect for this card.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Pretty Pastels
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-210-pretty-pastels.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (fairy)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinspirational-challenge-104.html

I coloured the background paper a little bit with some copic markers Y000 and G000 plus added a couple of tiny pearls to the flower centres.  I added some pastel coloured washi tape banners to the left side.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers E00, Y000, G000 plus has Stickles - Star Dust added to the wings.  I also added three medium sized white pearls to the card.  The die-cut is a Spellbinder Labels die.

Who Me?

That is the name of this delightful image:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Favourite Things
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-209.html
Peppercus Designs - Things With Wings
http://peppercus-design-challengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-28-bis-14052014.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (fairy)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinspirational-challenge-104.html


My favourite things would be colour (orange and yellow), mesh ribbon, CAS style and pearls.  The image that I have used is Who Me from Stitchy Bear Stamps.   have coloured using copic markers and added some Stickles.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Lil Kitty in the Tree

I think he is trying to hide in the tree because he forgot someone's birthday!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - April BINGO
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/march-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 208
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-208.html
Clear It  Out Challenge - Animals + Striped Paper
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/04/challenge-time.html

I have used a tree patterned paper for this card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment from Netty's Cards.  Colouring is with copic markers E53, E51, G14, R000.  I used an offcut of striped paper and some kraft cardstock to cut the border using a Nellie Snellen die.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker - walnut stain.

Spring Colours

I wanted the spring colours to shine out so used a quite dark background for this card:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Spring Colours
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-81.html
Eureka Stamps - CAS
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-86-clean.html

I have used a background paper from a paper pad - DCWV I think.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some various sized rhinestones to both the card and the image.

Pink Polka Dots

I'm really struggling with creative titles at the moment!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - April BINGO (Polka Dots + Pink (free) + Button)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/march-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 208
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-208.html

I have used some pink polka dot paper and coloured the image to match.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I also added some Stickles to my cupcake.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards.  I added some pale pink mesh ribbon and a button from my stash.

Pastel Christmas Baubles

A pastel coloured Christmas card - very different for me!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Open Minded Challenge - Pastel Colours
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-8-easter-or-pastel-colors.html
Corrosive Challenge - Pretty Pastels
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-197-pretty-pastels.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - April
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
Craft Your Passion - Pretty Pastels
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-210-pretty-pastels.html

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pack - I think this one might be MME.  The image is from Dr Digi and I printed it three times to give a row of them.  I added some pastel yellow washi tape as a border around the image.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and has some faux stitching added to it using Distress Marker - Mustard Seed.  I added three soft yellow pearls to the card too.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

For A Sewing Friend

My teenage daughter and her friends have suddenly taken a huge interest in sewing so I thought I would make a sewing themed card.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-203-maries-sketch.html
Open Minded Challenge - Pastel colours
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-8-easter-or-pastel-colors.html

I have used a subtle patterned pastel paper for the background.  I also used some pastel offcut for the layers on the card.  The image is from 2 Cute Ink and has been coloured with copic markers YR000, Y000, G000.  I added a sentiment from Sans Designs.

Thank You Flowers

Flowers are always a nice way of saying Thank You........ mind you so is chocolate!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #208
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-208.html
Catch The Bug - April BINGO (Polka Dots + Hot Pink + Flowers)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/march-bingo-challenge.html

I have used a polka dot patterned paper that included Hot Pink, Orange and Green although I have also used those colours in colouring the image!  I added some bright orange mesh ribbon across the card.  The image is Ladybug Vase from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured with copic markers RV06, YR07, YG03 and then added some Stickles to the flower centres and label on the vase.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards and I added a little bit of colour with RV06.  I used a lattice rectangle die from Spellbinders on the image.  The flower is a white ribbon flower with pearl centre which I coloured using RV06. 

Easter Bunny Slippers

Another Easter card that didn't quite make it in time for this year's Easter!  At least I'm prepared for next year!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/doodle-pantry-digital-challenge-45.html
Digi Haven - Black and White plus one other colour (pink)
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/black-white-with-one-other-color.html

I have used a patterned paper from MME.  The image is from Doodle Pantry and coloured with pink copic markers (not sure which ones I used!).  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and has some colour added with copic marker RV10.  I have added some hot pink pearls as well.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Monochromatic Purple

Not a very original title I'm afraid!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Photo Inspiration (purple)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/copicchallenge/forum/topics/alcohol-markers-challenge-april-18th-24th
Love To Create - Monochromatic + purple
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-112-monochromatic-with-twist.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background of this card.  The image is from Art By Miran and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some satin ribbon that I bought over Easter from a clearance bin.  I managed to find 11 different colours on clearance so bought them all as they were quite cheap.  I also added a strip of purple coloured rhinestones on a diagonal.  Matting is purple shimmer cardstock from DCWV.

Polka Dot Christmas Trees

A Christmas card again!  I love creating Christmas cards at the time of the year that we aren't surrounded by Christmas stuff!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Alley Way Stamps - Be Inspired #51
http://beinspiredchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/re-be-inspired-challenge-51-week-4.html


I have used a background paper with a very subtle pattern as I wanted the trees to be the focal point.  The image is from The Alley Way Stamps and printed three times.  I coloured with copic markers and then added some Glossy Accents to the polka dots.  I matted with red cardstock and then raised the matted piece up using Mount Tape.

Monochromatic Christmas Card

I don't tend to make Christmas cards in a monochromatic red colour scheme - I tend to do the monochromatic ones in non-traditional colours!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Jingle Belles - Joy To The Earth
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/joy-to-earth.html
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes with a Whoopsi Daisy image
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/emboss-it-challenge.html
Love To Create - Monochromatic + ribbon
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-112-monochromatic-with-twist.html
CHNC - Must Have a Hat
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/chnc-challenge-173-if-you-want-to-get.html

I have used another subtle patterned background paper - this is one from MME.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and die-cut with my favourite Marianne's die.  Colouring is with a combination of copic markers and Stickles.  I have added some rhinestones plus a bow that is from a Lindt chocolate Easter bunny.  I have actually had that bow in my stash since last year's Easter chocolates and hadn't got around to using it!

Lily Pink

I had fun with this card pulling out all the different pink things I could find!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Pink
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-84-pink-for-breat-cancer.html
Love To Create - Monochromatic + ribbon (bow)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-112-monochromatic-with-twist.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Lace and Ribbon
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-75-ribbons-and-lace.html

I have used a background paper from DCWV.  I added some lace from Sullivans.  The images are from Delicious Doodles and have been coloured in copic markers in shades of pink plus E00 for the skin and E41 for the hair (the hair has also been tinted with pink).  Matting is bright pink cardstock from Rosies Studio.  I also added a pink ribbon bow and some small pink pearls.

Wishing You A Blessed Easter

I was unwell for most of Easter so crafting was done in small batches.  Only managed to finish this one today! 


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-255-17th-of-april-sketch.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - April
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Easter
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-81.html

I have used a neutral colour scheme for this card.  The image is from The Stamping Boutique and has been coloured with copic markers E00, Y28 and YG63.  The spotted paper is an offcut from another card.  The matting is shimmer cardstock from DCWV.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

If you go down in the woods today.......

...you might see these teddies having their picnic:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-255-17th-of-april-sketch.html
2 Sisters Challenge - Teddy Bear
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2014/04/challenge-175-teddy-bears.html

I have used a background paper from Trimgym matted with some kraft cardstock.  The scallop circle has also been cut from the same Birthday Bears paper pack.  The image is also from Trimgym and is coloured with copic markers with the addition of some Stickles - Star Dust to Mama Bear's bow and also the butterflies on the tea set.  The sentiment is from Annie's Little Footprints.

The layout for the card follows the sketch at CRAFT Challenge (see link above).

Distressed Cactus

I'm not sure that I really got the concept here - but I have given it a go!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Distress
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-83-distressed.html
CHNC Pattern Paper - April
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html


I have used two different papers in the background of this card.  I tore the edge of the top layer paper.  The image is from Little Miss Muffet and coloured with copic markers.  I inked the edge of the die-cut with Distress Ink - Antique Linen.  I crumpled the die-cut and then dotted some Distress Stain - Tea Dye onto a plastic sheet and swiped the die-cut across it.  I inked the reverse of a chipboard die-cut with Antique Linen and then dotted the edges with the Tea Dye.  I tied a piece of twine in a knot on top.

Easter Chick

I know it is now past Easter but I saw this adorable image and just wanted to use it!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/happy-easter-from-sweet-sketch.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Easter
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sundayscleanandsimplecas/forum/topics/cas-challenge-april-20-2014-easter
Craft Your Passion - Pretty Pastels
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-210-pretty-pastels.html
Robyn's Fetish - Square Cards
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-208-square-cards-4202014.html

I have used some scrapbooking paper from my stash together with some glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The matting is pearlescent cardstock.  The adorable image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is the April 2014 Freebie.  I coloured with copic markers and then added some glitter tape from American Crafts and a woollen embellishment.

Here is the sketch that I followed for this card:

Monday, 21 April 2014

Under The Sea

Another aquatic themed card!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-april-16
Nutcrafters - Go Girly
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-66-go-girly.html

I have used a scaly shell like patterned paper.  The image is from Nutcrafters and coloured with copic markers.  I matted with glimmer cardstock from DCWV.  I added some grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts and also some pearls.

Cheers!

Relaxing on a tyre tube in the pool with a nice cool drink!  A nice way to celebrate the return of warmer weather after a cool winter.


I am entering this card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (chevrons)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinspirational-challenge-103.html
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-255-17th-of-april-sketch.html
QKR Stampede - Spring Celebrations
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-84.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Spring Colours
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-81.html

I have used a chevron patterned paper for the background along with some offcuts of a matching striped paper.  The matting is green cardstock.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and has some faux stitching added using a Distress Marker.  The small buttons are from my stash.

Sending Easter Greetings

Since my family are spread over the country, mailing greetings is usual.  Would be great to just pop in and spend Easter with my family, but just not possible!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Easter + pastel brads
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/04/its-challenge-time.html


I have used a background paper from DCWV.  I liked the lines on it as it made me think of letter writing paper!  The image is from Digital Delights and is coloured in mainly pastel colours.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards and has a touch of colour added with a Distress Marker.  I have coloured some white ribbon roses and white butterfly brads with copic markers BG000 and BG13.


Furry Friends

Time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week the theme is Furry Friends.  Being a cat lover, I am looking forward to seeing all the animal themed cards - and I'm sure we'll see lots of different animals being featured.  I decided to work with a dog image:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
CHNC Pattern Paper - April
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

I used a pet themed paper from DCWV for the background - dog bones and paw prints!  The image is from The Paper Shelter.  I used the outline image and coloured with copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders Labels die to cut out the image and then embellished it with some faux stitching (Distress Marker) and some clear rhinestones. 

Another Easter Bunny

and another part of the year where I have been totally disorganised!!!!   I bought my Easter chocolates on Easter Monday - only a day late so I suppose that isn't too bad.  So, I was feeling inspired to create an Easter bunny card:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Easter + pastel brad
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/04/its-challenge-time.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (bunny)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinspirational-challenge-103.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Easter
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/happy-easter.html
Meljens Designs - Easter
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-206-easter.html
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/sketch-67-by-carole.html
Open Minded Challenge - Easter or Pastel Colours (both)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-8-easter-or-pastel-colors.html

I used a background paper with hearts on it to match the hearts in the image.  The image is from Meljens Designs Studio and is called "Easter Bunny".  I added some pale blue mesh ribbon and a white brad which I coloured with copic marker Y02.  I used the following copic markers on the image - E43, E41, R000, Y000, B000.  I used some pearlescent card for matting and an offcut of a striped paper for the back circle.




Sunday, 20 April 2014

Spring Medley

A lovely collection of spring flowers:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/04/14/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-62/
From The Heart Stamps - Monthly Challenge
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/04/01/april-free-stamp-of-the-month-spring-medley/

I have used a square card blank.   I added some gold mesh ribbon.  The back square is glimmer cardstock from DCWV.  The top square is the image from From The Heart Stamps which is the monthly progressive challenge image.  I also added a light purple rhinestone.

I opted to follow the sketch this time but not the twist:

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Bonnet Girl

A very traditional image of a girl wearing an Easter bonnet.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Easter
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/easter-challenge.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Easter + pastel brads
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/04/its-challenge-time.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Spring
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-63-spring.html

I decided to make a card without a background paper for a change.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and is coloured with pastel coloured copic markers B000, E00, R000, Y000, G000.  I added some Peelcraft stickers as a border around the image and three pastel coloured brads.  I had bought a pack of brads some time ago and so far had only managed to use one of them!!  At least there is another three used now!



I'm Sorry

I don't seem to have many cards for occasions when I need to say "I'm sorry"

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Dry or wet embossing (Dry)
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-202-embossing-wet-or-dry.html
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-255-17th-of-april-sketch.html

I have used a background paper from DCWV.  The image is from Pickled Potpourri Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut a scallop oval and embossed it with a floral embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and added over the top of some light pink organza ribbon.  I also added three pink pearls from Sullivans to the card.


Tropical Isle

This scene looks so relaxing - probably just what I need right now.  I might have to settle for something a little less tropical though!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything But Square
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-80.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Brew of the Month April
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/april-month-long-choose-your-challenge.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Blog Candy
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/april-blog-candy-challenge.html


I have used a background paper from Rosie's Studio for this card.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is called Peace Be Still.  I have coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.

I was inspired by the sketch at Fresh Brewed Designs although I did miss off a couple of elements (the smaller ribbon strip across the card and also the scallop border).  I had the scallop shape in the background paper so didn't want to compete with that with more scallops!  I have also taken inspiration from the photo - bath = water!

Due to the hectic start I have had this year, I haven't managed to join in on any of the monthly challenges.  I am hoping that this is the turning point for me and that I will be able to join in the May challenge too!

Since I have used a Fresh Brewed Designs image, I am also entering the blog candy challenge:

Easter Chicks

The last time I used this image I paper pieced it.  This time I coloured the image which I enjoyed much more!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything But Square
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-80.html
Sassy Studio Designs - Easter
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/dtbst-225-here-comes-peter-cottontail.html

I have used a green background paper with just a border pattern.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with copic markers E43, E41, E00, YG03, YG00, Y06.  I also used some green satin ribbon and some white ribbon roses which I coloured with YG03.

Spring Time Scene

A lovely spring time scene featuring tulips, daisies, ladybirds, butterflies, etc.  And I do love that sun peaking out from the clouds and wish it was doing that here!


I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - Spring Time
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/theme-challenge-spring-time.html

I have worked with a checked background which matches the colours in the image.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is one of the Scene It stamps.  I have coloured using copic markers and then added some Stickles to the clouds (didn't want them to look like rain clouds!).  I used some flowery lace that my Mum gave to me last year.  She has had it for many years (probably more than 30 knowing my Mum) and hadn't found a use for it.  I also added some small pink pearls from Sullivans.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Hello Spring

A nice bright Spring card - to cheer up my very wintry feeling autumn day!!!  I managed to get rained on when I went to the market this morning and it is still looking very bleak outside now!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Spring Time
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/theme-challenge-spring-time.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Spring
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-63-spring.html


I have used a background paper with colours from the image (I had coloured the image before picking the paper so I was lucky I found some to match!).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured in copic markers G17, R17, YR02, Y06, E43, W3, W0.  I added some red flowers, yellow pearls and some red satin ribbon.

Doodling with Scribbles Designs


It has been one of those weeks!  I just realised that I haven't actually posted this card up (and it should have been posted on 15th April!)  Oops!

So, without further ado, here is my card for the new Scribbles Designs Challenge which is all about Doodling. 

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Not A Square Card
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-80.html

As well as the doodled image, I also added some doodling of my own around the image!  The image is Flower Doodle 3 from Scribbles By Sandy.

The observant person will notice that I made a slight error when I created this card.  If you have a look at the image in the shop (by clicking the linked title) you will see what I mean!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Flowers

Some sweet red flowers for Easter:



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Easter
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-83-easter.html
Eureka Stamps - Easter
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/eureka-stamps-weekly-challenge-85-happy.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Easter
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/happy-easter.html


I have used a fairly neutral paper for the background.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers with a touch of Stickles to the centre of the largest flower.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva and has some colour added with copic marker YG03.  I coloured some white ribbon roses with copic marker R59 and dotted some tiny white pearls from Sullivans around them.  I also added some larger white pearls from the same set to the top corner of the card.  Matting is deep red cardstock.

Easter Bunnies

A more traditional image for this Easter card than I have been using recently:


I am entering the following challenges with this card:
A Day For Daisies - Easter
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/april-club-kit-challenge-93-all-about.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Easter
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/happy-easter.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (bunny)
 http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/pinspirational-challenge-103.html
Digi Haven - Easter + Brown
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/easter-challenge-with-twist-sponsored.html
QKR Stampede - Happy Easter
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-83-easter.html


I have used a glittery background paper from DCWV.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.  I added faux stitching to the image, sentiment and the ribbon panel and then added some brown pearls from Sullivans to finish.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Happy Easter

An Easter Card without a bunny in sight!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Easter
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-83-easter.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Easter
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/happy-easter.html
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/challenge-208.html

I have used a glittery background paper.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and is coloured with copic markers E00, R14, E43, E41, Y06, G14.  I have matted using yellow pearlescent paper.  I also die-cut a bouquet using a Memory Box die and the yellow pearlescent paper.