Sunday, 31 August 2014

Flowers and My First Stick Pin

A while ago I came across a challenge with a Stick Pin theme but didn't enter it as I didn't have any pins.  When I saw some in a shop a couple of months back I bought some and this is the first time I have had a chance to use them:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Delicious Doodles  - Anything Goes with a Delicious Doodles image
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-99-anything-goes-with.html
CCC Digi Creations - Digi/Charms or Pins
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-7-digicharms-or-pins.html
PINspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration (girl with long hair)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-122.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - September Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used a chevron patterned paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is Blossom from Delicious Doodles and has been coloured with copic markers RV23, RV21, V17, V15, E00, E53, E51, Y06.  I matted with some metallic purple paper.  The basic stick pin is from Birch Haberdashery and I have added some beads out of my stash.  I also coloured some white ribbon flowers with RV23 and added some lavender coloured pearls.

Christmas Heels

Wow - where did August go!  As it is the beginning of another month, it is time to remind everyone to keep progressing those Christmas cards along.  Please enter your Christmas creations with us at CHNC Extra for September. 

Here is my inspiration card for this month:

I am also entering the card into these challenges:
Jingle Belles - Gold
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/baby-its-gold-outside.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Christmas
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-27.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/friday-coloring-challenge-august-29th-september-4th

I have used a spotted Christmas paper from DCWV for the background.  I added strips of gold glitter tape from American Crafts along with a gold glitter dome.  The image and sentiment are both from Bugaboo Stamps.  Although this sentiment came with another image I thought it was perfect for this one too.  I coloured the heels with copic markers and then added some Stickles - gold over the top.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Garden Cat Pots

Last post of the day before I leave for a cardmaking class!



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - August Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/august-color-challenge.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and colorued with copic markers. 

Smile

I decided to work with the cute factor of this image - and with all those smiles I just couldn't resist this particular sentiment!



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Gerda Steiner - Progressive Challenge
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/2014/8/1/augusts-challenge-kid-in-pumpkin-costume


I have used a green paper from Kaisercraft.  The spider web die is from Memory Box and has been cut from Shimmer cardstock by DCWV.  The image is the progressive challenge image from Gerda Steiner and has been coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Digital Doodling and cut using a Spellbinders scallop circle die.  I also added some cream coloured pearls.

You are the most beautiful flower

This is such a beautiful sentiment:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - August Colour Challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/august-color-challenge.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-109-anything-goes.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some butterflies
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-99.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  The die-cut is from Spellbinders.  I also added some strands of bakers twine and three black pearls.

Oh Happy Day

For me, it is always a Happy Day when I visit the beach.  There is something soothing and calming about the beach - even on a winter's day.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Summer
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-17-last-days-of-summer.html
Flat Friends - Say it with a quote
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-23-say-it-with-quote-x.html
Craft Your Passion - Summer Fun
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-228-summer-fun.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft that looked very bright and summery.  The image is from Flat Friends and coloured with copic markers E00, E43, E41, YG03, YG00, RV21, Y02.  The sentiment is from the same paper pad as the backing paper.  I also added some glittery domes.

Old Boots

The only thing on this card that has been created without the use of ink is the pearls!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Vandicrafts - Just Ink
http://vandicrafts.com/vandicrafts-artistry-challenge-week-5-just-ink/
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/august-challenge.html

I have used white card blank together with Distress Ink - Old Paper and a foam tool to create the background.  The matting is Distress Ink - Vintage Photo applied directly to the cardstock.  The image is Old Boots from Beccy's Place.  I inked a craft sheet with both Distress Ink colours (separately) and picked up the colours with a wet paint brush to colour the image.  I added some matching pearls as a corner embellishment as it just seemed to need that something extra.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

School Time

I had a bit of trouble with photographing this card.  I went to take a photo and discovered my camera battery was flat so I borrowed my son's camera and took this photo:



I put my battery on to charge and managed to charge it enough to get this photo:



Now I just need to figure out why I got a colour difference!  You will also note that I added some pearls while my battery was charging as I thought there was too much white space!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Let's Get Krafty
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-108-lets-get-krafty.html
Lacy Sunshine - Back To School
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/08/challenge-40-back-to-school.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Add butterfly
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-99.html
Creative Colours - Green, Pink, Yellow and Pearls
http://creativecolorschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/creativecolorschallenge17-and-dt-call.html

I have used a paper from a matstack by DCWV called A Type of Art.  The kraft cardstock is from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers.  I matted with shimmer cardstock from DCWV.  The butterfly die is one that came free with a magazine and I added some pearls to it as it looked a bit lost without some antennae!

I was that busy trying to deal with the issues with my camera, I forgot to add the colour inspiration for Creative Colours!  My apologies - here it is now:

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Christmas Present

Another Christmas card - which is almost monochromatic!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Create own paper
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/dtbst-243-create-paper.html
CHNC - Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-191-merry-and-bright.html


I had a blast creating my own paper - I haven't done this in a long time!  I used some Adirondack Dye Ink Pads - Mountain Rose, Cranberry and Currant.  I started with the lightest one (and a shaving brush) and worked through to the darkest one stippling over the page.  Once I had a nice coverage, I inked up a wooden stamp (brand is not on the stamp!) and stamped it over the top using Currant. 

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E35, E31, YG09, YG03, R59, R46.  I used a Spellbinder Beaded Oval die to cut the image and then added some red bling.  I also used some Christmas tree ribbon from Sugar and Spice Studio.

Thank U

This sentiment works perfectly for Thank You cards for Science teachers!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Delightful Challenges - School Daze
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/weekly-challenge-school-daze.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - School Time
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-aug-23-aug-29-school-time-back-to-school

I have used a book paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digital Delights.  I have coloured with a mix of Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), copic markers (W7, W3, W0) and the faux stitching and "Thanks" are with Distress Marker Vintage Photo.   The sentiment is from Daizeefli.  I dabbed a bit of colour on the letters with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  Matting is black cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Kitty Birthday Wishes

I pulled out one of my acrylic stamps and used that with some wet embossing (which I also haven't done in ages).  I wanted to try something I read in a magazine.  But .... I couldn't find the article so I tried to do it from memory!  Not sure if I got it right or not.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-273-21st-of-august-sketch.html
QKR Stampede - Monochromatic
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-102-monohrome.html
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Summer Days
http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/?p=1568

I have used some Kaisercraft paper for the background.  The image is from Flonz and is an acrylic stamp.  I coloured the kitty initially with white acrylic paint and then added colour with copic markers once dried.  I matted the image on to some glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I also added a digital sentiment, some polka dot ribbon from American Crafts and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Happy Halloween

I went with cute rather than scary for this Halloween card:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-273-21st-of-august-sketch.html
QKR Stampede - Monochromatic
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-102-monohrome.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Fave colour (orange) + Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-colour-challenge.html

My two favourite colours are orange and yellow.  For this card, I chose to use orange.

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft which I bought recently on clearance.  I love these papers so to get some pads on clearance was a definite bonus!  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with a combination of copic markers and Distress Markers.  I matted it onto glitter cardstock only slightly larger than the circle.  The sentiment is one I printed out over a year ago and hadn't used!  I die-cut it with a Spellbinder pennant die.  I also added some bakers twine from American Crafts and some glitter domes (which were yellow until I coloured them with copic marker YR07!)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Merry and Bright Elf

Back to Christmas cards again!  I love creating Christmas cards!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/digi-stamp-boutique-ssw2-25.html
CHNC - Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-191-merry-and-bright.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Christmas
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-26.html
ABC Christmas - Quick and Easy
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/q-for-quick-and-easy.html

I have used some scrapbooking paper from my stash - this one isn't specifically Christmas but works well with Christmas images.  The red piece is an offcut of a paper from MME.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and has been coloured with copic markers E00, G17, G14, R46, 100, E53.  I also added some bling to the elf's hat.  Matting is green cardstock.  I used three green glitter domes for embellishments.

By following the sketch, this card didn't take that long to construct:

Birthday Wishes

I have created a fun masculine birthday card.  I usually have trouble with masculine cards but by following a sketch, I found this one a little easier.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-20-26
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Cards For A Male
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-226-cards-for-men-824204.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I matted with brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I also used this same cardstock to die-cut the numbers using a Memory Box die.  The image is from Oak Pond Creations and has been coloured with copic markers E15, G29, G21.  I also added a digital sentiment.

Happy Anniversary To A Very Sweet Couple

Isn't this a wonderful sentiment for this sweet image!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Lace
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-170-lace.html
A Song In Your He{ART} - My Best Friend
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/2014/08/a-song-in-your-heart-challenge-14.html
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-2014-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The lace is from Sullivans.  This sweet image comes from The Paper Shelter and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E43, E41, C5, C2, C0, BV02, BV00.  I added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker - Dusty Concord.  The sentiment has been inked with Distress Ink.  I also added three pink pearls.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Banners and Balloons at Incy Wincy Designs

This week's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is all about Banners and Balloons.  We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps:




There are inspiration pictures on the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog as well as full details of the challenge.  Here is my card:



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html

I have used a banner themed paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Critter Balloon - Cat.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then die-cut with a Spellbinder Oval die.  The banners across the top of the card have been cut from Shimmer Cardstock by DCWV using a set of Tattered Lace dies.  I added some twine across the top for them to "hang" from.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Perched Owl

I had fun using the colours of red, brown, orange and yellow for this card:



I am entering the following challenges:
Squigglefly - Brown, Red, Orange and Yellow
http://squigglefly.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/new-challengeuse-red-brown-yellow-and.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft that had the Squigglefly challenge colours throughout!  The image is from Deena Perreault and can be found here.  I die-cut the image using a Spellbinders Labels die and then inked around the edge using Distress Ink - Mustard Seed.  I added some orange mesh ribbon, orange satin ribbon tied in a bow and a sentiment from a Kaisercraft paper pad.

Inspirational Card

I decided on a soft palette on the outside of this card:

and an inspirational sentiment on the inside:




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Inspirational Card
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/eureka-stamps-challenge-103.html
Craft Your Passion - at least 3 designer papers (background + 2 different ones on pennants)
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-226-use-at-least-3-patterned.html

I have used a music themed paper for the background.  The pennants have been die-cut from offcuts of 2 other papers from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pearls to the pennants. 

The sentiment on the inside of the card comes from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Christmas Box

The trouble with creating a 3D object is the post gets a bit photo heavy!  Here is my box from all four sides:





I am entering my box into these challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Not A Square Card
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/no-square-cards-challenge.html
Just Inspirational Challenge - Box
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/team-b-with-zuri-vice-president-whoopsi.html

I have used some scrapbooking paper and My Memory Keepers box maker to create the basic box.  I added die-cuts from Memory Box on each side using glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The images are the four images in Sheet 260 from Whoopsi Daisy.  I coloured using copic markers and then added Stickles - Star Dust.

Here is the inspiration picture from Just Inspirational:

Sea Princess

I think this image looks like a Sea Princess:



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Monochromatic
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-220-monochromatic-colors.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Sentiment on Left
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/greetings-card-challenge-august-18th-sentiment-on-the-left-hand
Aurora Wings - Under The Sea
http://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-6-under-sea.html

I have used a background paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The sentiment and frame are also from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The image is from Aurora Wings and has been coloured with copic markers.  I then added Glossy Accents to the water bubbles.  I couldn't find my aqua coloured coral looking mesh ribbon so I used some cream and coloured it using Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers.  I also coloured some pale green glitter domes using copic marker BG49.

Curious Kittens

These two kittens have a very curious look about them! 


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some metal (Love word)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-98.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-121.html

I have used a paper from a pet themed matstack by DCWV.  I added some wide brown mesh ribbon across the card.  The image is from Ikes World and has been coloured with copic markers YR00, YR000, RV10, YG03.   I added a metal brad word - Love.

Bittersweet

I thought this image was perfect for a challenge theme "Use some metal" as the image itself has a metal key.  I did add some extra metal in the form of brads though!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some metal
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-98.html
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/2014/08/20/challenge-43-anything-goes/
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called The Looking Glass.  The sentiment comes from the same paper pad.  The image is from The Stamping Chef and has been coloured with copic markers E00, Y28, E35, E31, R59, R46, YR02, YR00, RV23, RV21, R22, V17, Y35, G17, G14, C2, C0, Y00.  I also added Glossy Accents to the glass on the watch.  I added some brads and a key cut from glitter cardstock by DCWV using a Poppy Stamps die.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Autumn Leaves

I love the rich colours of autumn - the last sign of warmth before we head into winter!  Here in New Zealand, we are heading into spring.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - August BINGO (Bugaboo Image + Kraft Paper + Die or Punch)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/august-bingo-challenge.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Colours + Add a Tree or Leaf (leaf)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/august-19-2014-color-challenge

I have used a paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for the background.  The colours worked perfectly with the inspiration picture for The Outlawz Challenge.  The image is Autumn Brat Leaves Girl from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then added some Gelato around the edge of the die-cut.  I softened it a bit by rubbing it with my finger.  The leaves have been cut from kraft cardstock from DCWV using a Memory Box die for the lower leaf and Marianne's dies for the other two leaves.  I couldn't resist sneaking some pearls on to the card too!

Meowy Christmas

I love this image and I know quite a few cat lovers who will also love it!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - August BINGO (Bugaboo Image + Kraft Paper + Die or Punch)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/august-bingo-challenge.html
Penny's Paper Challenge - Christmas or Children or Critters (Christmas + Critter)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-121.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For (Memory Box die)
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html
QKR Stampede - Monochromatic
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-102-monohrome.html
ABC Christmas - Quick and Easy
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/q-for-quick-and-easy.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Christmas
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-26.html

 I have used a kraft cardstock from DCWV for the background.  The image is Meowy Christmas from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then added some Stickles to the hat trim.  I cut a snowflake themed overlay using a Memory Box die and some glitter cardstock from DCWV. 

Thanks Teacher

I'm gradually building up my stock of thank you cards for the school teachers.  Here is my latest:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - August BINGO (bold colours + embossing + school)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/august-bingo-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 213
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/stella-says-sketch-213.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio with numbers on it (might be good for a Maths teacher!).  I embossed a piece of brightly coloured cardstock with a dots embossing folder.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Sunbonnet Teacher.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I have matted both with some shiny cardstock from DCWV.  I have also added a row of bling underneath the image.

Pitter Patter of Little Paws Challenge

We have something exciting going on over at Scribbles Designs right now.  In addition to our regular monthly challenge, we also have a special challenge going on to welcome a new baby into the Scribbles Designs family.  Our fearless leader Sandy became a mom earlier this year to the most adorable puppy.  He is a blonde American Cocker Spaniel and his name is Charli.  You can find a picture of him over on the blog in our special challenge post by clicking HERE.
For this challenge, you must use one of seven designated images which can be requested by e-mail.  To find out more details, head on over to the challenge blog.

I have used one of the seven images in my card - Kitten Pea Pod:

I am also entering my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-121.html
Penny's Paper - Christmas or Children or Critters (Critter)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html

I have used a paper from a matstack by DCWV.  I added some washi tape to the background that matched the greens in the background paper and my image and then added a sunflower where the washi tape crosses.  I coloured Kitten Pea Pod with copic markers and then die-cut with an oval die.  I added three green buttons to follow the line of the oval.  The sentiment is from Scribbles By Sandy and is called My Happiness.

Just a reminder - the usual monthly challenge is still running and you can find that one here.  And since this one has a theme of "Animal Planet" you can enter your creation for the "Pitter Patter of Little Paws Challenge" in both challenges. Of course, if you request the Dog House image, you will need to add an animal to your creation!

Flower For You

I found a paper which is a good match for this image:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Kite or Diamond
http://vandicrafts.com/vandicrafts-artistry-challenge-4-kite-or-diamond/
Milk Coffee - Add Some Stripes
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/add-stripes-challenge.html
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/sketch-76-by-andreja.html

I have used a couple of papers from Rosie's Studio along with some textured yellow cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Faery Ink and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some aqua coloured web ribbon and a die-cut sentiment from a Kaisercraft paper pad.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Aqua Clown

Normally I colour clowns in the brightest colours I can find.  I decided to try something different and create a monochromatic clown!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Add A Button
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-101-add-button.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/71-qkr-stampede.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Monochromatic
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-84-monochromatic.html

I have used a paper from DCWV - The Café Mediterranean paper pad.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers E00, BG15, BG13, BG49, BG000 plus faux stitching added with Distress Marker - Peacock Feathers.  The circle has been die-cut from glitter cardstock also from DCWV using a Spellbinder circle die.  I added a couple of buttons from my stash to follow the sketch at Seems A Little Sketchy.

Lots of Kitties

My favourite animal would have to be the domestic cat (not quite so fussed on the lions, tigers, etc!).  I have pulled out my kitty paper, die-cuts, washi tape as well as a kitty image:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - Glossy Accents (die-cut cat and word CAT on paper)
http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/take-two-august-club-kit-challenge-102.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-121.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For (Cat and oval)
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html
Penny's Paper - Christmas, Children or Critters (Child and critters)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html

I have used a background paper from a pet themed matstack by DCWV.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and has been coloured with copic markers then die-cut with an oval die from Spellbinders.  I added some faux stitching using a Black Soot Distress Marker.  The cat has been die-cut from black cardstock using a Poppy Stamps Die Cut and then I added Glossy Accents over the top.   I added some washi tape at the top of the card and some orange gelato around the other edges (which I smudged a bit with my finger to soften the colour a little.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Splat

I have used my mist sprays to colour ribbon flowers before but not used them to make a background as I have in this card:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
MelJens Designs - Splat
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-223-splat.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/08/we-have-new-sponsor.html
The Corrosive Challenge - B Unique (Balloon, Button, Bow)
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-206-b-unique.html

I created a background using watercolour paper and Perfect Pearls Mists - Mandarin, Sour Apple, Grape Fizz and Biscotti (sounds like items you'd find in the pantry!!!).  I added some orange satin ribbon and a bow - the ribbon is from Semco.  The image is from Meljens Designs and has been coloured to match the sprays.  The sentiment is from Scribbles By Sandy and I thought it was perfect for this image.  I have also added an orange button from my stash to the centre of the card as it just seemed to need something bright and colourful to break up the pastel colour.  The dies I have used are both Spellbinder dies.

Stripes, Polka Dots, Pearls and Summer

I found there were a few challenges around at the moment that were sponsored by Milk Coffee.  So, I decided to combine them with a lovely Milk Coffee image:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-107-anything-goes.html
Love To Create - Polka Dots and Pearls
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-129-polka-dots-and-pearls.html
Craft Your Passion - At least 3 DP
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-226-use-at-least-3-patterned.html
Milk Coffee - Add Stripes
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/add-stripes-challenge.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Last Days of Summer
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-17-last-days-of-summer.html

I have used a couple of papers from Kaisercraft and a polka dot one that I'm not sure of the source.  I matted the layers with chocolate brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Milk Coffee and is called Madeline and Neopolitan Ice-Cream.  I coloured her with copic markers.  I added three green pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Fashionista

A nice classy and elegant card:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Stack It Up
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/dtbst-242-stack-it-up.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Fashionista
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-aug-16-aug-22-fashionista

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft and layered it up with black cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is Effie Trinket from Sassy Studio Designs.  I coloured her with copic markers.  I added three black pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Candy Cane Amelia

I've gone with a monochromatic look to this card - just because!  Although, I might just have been inspired by the number of monochromatic challenges starting to pop up!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-272-14th-of-august-christmas.html
CHNC - Favourite Things (glitter, pearls, layering)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-190-these-are-few-of-my.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Monochromatic
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-84-monochromatic.html
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/08/18/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-76-reminder/


I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by DCWV for the background layer.  I'm not too sure of the brand of the polka dot paper as this piece was an offcut from another card.  I layered with green cardstock.  The satin ribbon is from Semco.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and then embellished with Stickles - Star Dust.  I also added three green pearls alongside the image.

Here is the sketch and twist that I used from From The Heart Stamps:

Brr is getting ready to decorate the tree!

I love this image of Brrr getting ready to decorate the tree - only trouble is he looks like he has decorated himself instead and the tree looks very bare!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-272-14th-of-august-christmas.html
CHNC - Favourite Things (glitter, yellow, fancy dies)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-190-these-are-few-of-my.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html

I have used a zig-zag patterned paper from a Christmas paper pad by MME.  This wonderful image is called Twinkle Brrr from Scribbles by Sandy.  I have coloured him blue to remind me of the Little Blue Penguin (which is a penguin only found in New Zealand and Australia).  I added a yellow bow tie and yellow hat (had to sneak my favourite colour in there somewhere!).  The lights are glowing yellow too.  I die-cut a tree using Memory Box die and green glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I also added some holly washi tape and some faux stitching (using Distress Marker Pine Needles).

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Christmas Tree

A simple Christmas tree which I glittered up:


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Favourite things (glitter + CAS style)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-190-these-are-few-of-my.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge (sketch)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-08-13-14

I have used a background paper from a Christmas paper pad by DCWV.  The image is from Oak Pond Creations and has been coloured with copic markers E18, E15, G17, G14 and then Stickles added.  I also added some Stickles to some of the chevrons to match the sketch at The Outlawz Challenge.  The faux stitching around the image has been done with the appropriately named Distress Marker -  "Pine Needles".  Here in New Zealand our Christmas tree is the pine tree (or Pinus Radiata as it is correctly called!).

Happy Holidays

Santa is busy checking his list - so far everyone is on the nice list!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-190.html
CHNC - Favourite Things (pearls, fancy die)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-190-these-are-few-of-my.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-272-14th-of-august-christmas.html

I have used a sleigh paper which comes from MME.  The image is from Dr Digi and has been coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment (can't find whose sentiment it is at the moment!).  I particularly like sentiments like this one where I can add my own colours!  I have also cut a snowflake corner die using a Memory Box die and green glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I balanced this with some green pearls in the diagonal corner.

Snowman Soup

I got out my favourite colour for this card - yellow!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-74anything-goes.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-272-14th-of-august-christmas.html
CHNC - Favourite things (yellow, glitter, fancy dies)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-190-these-are-few-of-my.html

I have used a Christmas paper from MME.  The image is from Nutcrafters and coloured with copic markers.  I also added some Glossy Accents and some Stickles to the image.  The fancy die-cut comes from Memory Box and has been cut from glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I also added some "waste" from another die-cut around the image and some yellow star embellishments.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Embrace your inner monkey

I thought this was just the right quote for this cheeky looking monkey image:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Deedee's Digis Challenge - Progressive Challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/08/august-digi-of-month-challenge-with.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (cute animal)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-121.html
Milk Coffee - Add Stripes
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/add-stripes-challenge.html

I have used a striped paper from Rosie's Studio for this card.  The image is from Deedee's Digis as part of the progressive challenge.  I cut the image with a Spellbinder die and then coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the leaves to make them shine and some Glossy Accents and Stickles to the cupcake.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I also added some small pink pearls and some medium green pearls.

Elegance

Isn't this lady so elegant.  I tried to team her up with some elegant die-cuts too:



I am entering my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/pinspirational-challenge-120.html
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
http://scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-25-and-prize-updateplease-read.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots and Dots
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/spots-dots.html
Love To Create - Polka Dots and Pearls
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-129-polka-dots-and-pearls.html
Craft Your Passion - At least 3 Designer Papers
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-226-use-at-least-3-patterned.html

I have used three different papers from Scribble and Scrap from a pack called Elegance 1. I used a polka dot one for the background.  From a different polka dot one I used a Tattered Lace Die to cut a doily type embellishment.  I used a Fleur De Lis patterned paper to cut a pennant.

The image is also from Scribble and Scrap and is called Vintage Beauty 1.  I have coloured the image with copic markers.  I added three coffee coloured pearls to the bottom corner of the image as an embellishment.