Tuesday, 30 September 2014

October Christmas Card Challenge

October already!  I hope you have your Christmas cards well under way.  If you need some inspiration to get you started, come and have a look at the challenge at CHNC Extra for October.  There is lots of lovely inspiration from my fellow DT members there.  Here is my one:


I have used a paper from MME for the background.  The image is Ruby Christmas - Poinsettia from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured her with copic markers and then die-cut using an oval die.  The matting is red cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I die-cut a poinsettia using a Mariannes Die and glittered cardstock from DCWV and then embellished it with some pearls which I coloured with a yellow copic marker.  I added some Christmas red mesh ribbon and some washi tape which I coloured red with Distress Ink (it was grey!).

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/completely-christmas-challenge-31.html
CHNC - Make It Colourful
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chnc-challenge-196-make-it-colourful.html
Winter Wonderland - Layer it Up
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/layer-it-up.html

Textured Baubles

I was inspired to work with a silver and gold combination for this image and then as luck would have it I acquired a paper pad in those colours!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Creative Need - Textures and/or Patterns
http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/
Winter Wonderland - Layer It Up
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/layer-it-up.html
CHNC - Make It Colourful
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chnc-challenge-196-make-it-colourful.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny called "Silver and Gold Collection"/  The layering is some gold metallic paper.  The image is from A Creative Need and has been coloured with copic markers and then glittered with Stickles - Gold and Silver.  I also added some gold and silver ornament shaped embellishments.

Someone Amazing

I just had to put this image and quote together - the smug look on the cat's face seems to suit this quote!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Create with TLC - Progressive Challenge
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.co.nz/p/progressive-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/pinspirational-challenge-125.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad (I think it is Rosie's Studio but can't be totally sure).  The image and quote are from Create with TLC.  The image is from the progressive challenge linked above.   I coloured the image with copic markers and then edged around both the image and sentiment with Gelato.  I also used some green mesh ribbon and some pearls that I coloured with copic marker YR07.

Sparkling Christmas Boot

I have made the dies the focus of this card so kept it CAS:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tattered Lace - Holiday (Christmas)
http://challenge.tatteredlace.co.uk/2014/09/september-challenge-holidays.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/completely-christmas-challenge-31.html
CRAFT Challenge - Add charm/metal (metal brads)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-278-25th-of-september-add.html
CHNC - Make It Colourful
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chnc-challenge-196-make-it-colourful.html

The background paper is from Kaisercraft.  I liked that it had a subtle pattern so as not to overpower the dies.  I have used two dies from Tattered Lace 319 - Kensington and 113 - Christmas Boot.  I cut the Kensington die from black cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The Christmas Boot die has been cut from Jac Paper and then glittered with fine green glitter.  I have added three bright green metal brads to finish.

Celebrate - 50th Birthday

I know a few males turning 50 in the next year so need to get a few cards made.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Kenny K - Birthday
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-180-birthday.html
CRAFT Challenge - Use metal (brads)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-278-25th-of-september-add.html

I have used a black and white paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added an arrow pointing to the 50 on the paper.  The image is from Kenny K and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some gold Stickles to the disco ball.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I added some faux stitching around both the image and the sentiment using a Distress marker.  I added two brads to cover over the 40 and the 60 so that the eye is drawn more to the 50.

Coffee Time

This will be a good card for a "Let's catch up" occasion.  We all seem to get so busy at times, that it is good to try and catch up with our friends for a hot drink.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch + Twist
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/fresh-brewed-designs-and-sweet-sketch.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Lots of Latte
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/september-challenge-2-lots-of-lattes.html
Penny's Paper - Spots AND Stripes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-196.html

I have used a couple of papers from my scrapbooking stash.  I particularly like this pack as it has co-ordinating papers in it.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E49, E47, E18, E15, R22, R20.  I coloured some white roses with R22, R20 and E15.  The pearls and matting cardstock are both from Rosie's Studio.

Here is the sketch I followed:

Music

This is the third card in the Progressive Challenge at Create with TLC.  I've made two today so I am making some headway into the backlog!  This one was an easier one for me as I love anything to do with music.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Create with TLC - Progressive Challenge
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.co.nz/p/progressive-challenge.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/74-kenny-k-downloads.html#comment-form

I have used a music paper with roses on it that comes from Kaisercraft.  The image is from the progressive challenge at Create with TLC and has been coloured with a combination of Distress Marker and copic markers.  I die-cut a music stave using a Memory Box die and added that to the top.  The triangle piece has been embossed with an M-Bossibilities folder from Spellbinders.  I added some Distress Marker to the folder before embossing. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Coffee O'Clock

I've aimed for a more vintage look for this card as I felt it suited the image:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Create with TLC - Progressive Challenge
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.co.nz/p/progressive-challenge.html
Card Makin Mamas - Vintage or Shabby Chic (vintage)
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/cmm89-ooh-la-la-vintage-or-shabby-chic.html
Penny's Paper - Spots AND Stripes (both on paper)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-196.html

This is the second image in the progressive challenge at Create with TLC.  I am a couple of days behind everyone else as I was away with no access to a printer when the challenge started.  Hopefully, I can manage to catch up a bit as the challenge goes along.  Being on a way different time zone than everyone else doesn't help either! 

I used a paper from a paper pack called "Antique Library" from Wild Rose Studio.  I merged the image from the progressive challenge with a sentiment also from Create with TLC.  I die-cut using a scalloped edged rectangle die from Spellbinders and then inked the edge with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.  I used the same ink to colour the image.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio which were a good match to the paper.

Blue and Purple Christmas

One of the issues that I have with Link-ups that don't have a countdown on them is that I have no idea when the challenge actually finishes.  I'm hoping that this one makes it in time as it says it closes on 30th September and we here are now after 10.00am on 30th September!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Choosday - Purple and Blue Christmas
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/wk-37-christmas-in-blues-and.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Polka Doodles and is coloured with copic markers plus Stickles on the wings.  I die-cut a snowflake using a Memory Box die and some cardstock from DCWV.  I placed it so the image overlaps part of it.  I also added blue and lavender pearls from Sullivans.

Feathered Friend

For some reason, this image inspired me to go with a Steampunk theme!  Goodness knows why but I'm pleased with it:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Feathered Friends
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/ikesworld-challenges-22-feathered.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Happy Birthday + Glossy Accents (eyes)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/09/its-challenge-time_23.html
CRAFT Challenge - Use Metal (Brads)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-278-25th-of-september-add.html

I have used a paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the background.  The image is from Ike's World and has been coloured with copic markers W3, W0, B99, B93, YR23, C0, Y38.  I also added Glossy Accents to the eyes.  I matted with cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I die-cut some cogs from the same cardstock and then added metallic rub-ons over the top.  I added a sentiment from Desert Diva and a couple of silver brads to finish.

Bookmark Girl

Bookmarks seem to have a habit of growing legs around my place so I think I need to make a few extra (and perhaps hide some of them!).  I have gone with a book reading image for this one:






I would like to enter my bookmark into these challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenge - Bookmark
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/team-with-stitchy-bear-stamps.html
Nutcrafters - Anything But Square
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-77-anything-but-square.html

I have used an image from Nutcrafters which I have coloured with copic markers E00, E08, E02.  I stippled the background of the bookmark with Adirondack Inks - Sunshine Yellow, Clover and Pesto.  I used the same three inks to stamp the bird using an acrylic stamp from Polka Doodles.  The lettering has been cut from textured cardstock from DCWV using a Memory Box letter die set.

Christmas Bookmark

Often the only time I get to read is holidays - the biggest one of these is Christmas.  So, I thought I would use a Christmas image for this bookmark to keep in season.  Although, both of my children love owls so I suspect I might lose the bookmark!



I would like to enter my bookmark into these challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenge - Bookmark
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/team-with-stitchy-bear-stamps.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-113-anything-goes.html

I have used an image from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Hoot.  I coloured with copic markers E08, E04, E15, YG06.  The background is created with a Memory Box Stencil and Distress Ink - Milled Lavender.  The lettering is a Memory Box die set.
 

Something Old Something New

And nothing to do with weddings either!  It's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week the theme is Something Old, Something New.  My "old" is my lace which was from my grandmother and my "new" is the washi tape which I bought when on holiday a couple of months ago.  The background paper is also new.

This week we are sponsored by Polka Doodles:


http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/


Here is my card to inspire you:



To look at the inspiration cards from the remainder of the DT, head on over to Incy Wincy Designs.

I have used a sewing themed paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The lace as I said above is some I got from my grandmother many years ago.  The washi tape I bought when I was on holiday in July.  The image is from Polka Doodles and is called Alyce Sewing.  I have coloured the image with copic markers and added some Stickles to the bow in her hair.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Oh How Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/oh-how-cute.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Dogs or Cats (cat)
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-74-dogs-cats.html

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Autumn Dog

I thought this dog was responding to "Autumn is calling" and is about to jump out of the box in search of leaves!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Colours of Autumn
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-86-colours-of-autumn.html
A Song In Your He{ART} - I've got a dog
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/2014/09/a-song-in-your-heart-challenge-16.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Oh How Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/oh-how-cute.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Dog or Cat
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-74-dogs-cats.html
Limited Runs - Customer Gallery
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/p/customer-gallery.html

I have used a dog themed paper from a matstack by DCWV.  The image is from Limited Runs and has been coloured with copic markers in autumn hues.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC and worked perfectly with this image.  The matting is textured cardstock from DCWV.  I also layered up some flower pieces to create an autumn coloured flower with a pearl coloured with YR07 for the centre.

Country Scene

This country scene could be used to reflect any season by a change of colours.  For this card, I have chosen autumn colours:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Fitztown - Fall colours using digital elements (image)
http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/ch-53-fall-colours.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-113-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-sept-24-30-opitional-twist-is
Jellypark Friends - Autumn/Fall
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/woohoo-its-challenge-time-here-at.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Recollections.  The matting is glitter cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Fitztown and has been coloured with a combination of copic markers and Distress Markers.  I added some glitter domes as an embellishment.

Autumn Leaves and Things

I love crafting with autumn colours and as soon as I saw this image, I knew that is what I wanted to do with it.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
DeeDee 's Digis - September Stamp of the Month
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/09/september-digi-of-month-challenge.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-september-24-30
Jellypark Friends - Autumn/Fall
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/woohoo-its-challenge-time-here-at.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from the progressive challenge at DeeDee's Digis.  I coloured using copic markers E08, E04, R59, R46, G29, G21, YR04, E49, E47.  I added some leaves cut from glitter cardstock by DCWV using dies from Memory Box and Marianne's.  The bow has been crafted from American Crafts ribbon and I embellished the bow with a pearl from Rosie's Studio.

Pumpkin Pig Wit

With being sick all last week, many challenges I usually participate in just weren't possible.  I'm still feeling nowhere near right again but have managed to join in with a few challenges.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
From The Heart Sketches - Sketch 080 + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/09/22/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-80/


I have used papers from Kaisercraft - Limelight for this challenge.  The two corner pieces have been cut from the same sheet of paper which is made up of 12 panels.  The die-cut is also from the same paper pad.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers RV23, RV21, YR04, YR02, G29, G21.  I also added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Tattered Rose.  The flower has been crafted from metallic paper using a Marianne's die.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the centre.

Here is the sketch that I followed:

Retirement Card

I think this might be the first retirement card that I have made.. but I'm getting to that age when I know people who are nearing retirement.  So, it is time I starting thinking about creating some retirement cards!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #268
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/tuesday-morning-sketches-268.html
Create With TLC - Progressive Challenge
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.co.nz/p/progressive-challenge.html

I used a plain green card blank for this card.  The image is from the progressive challenge at Create with TLC.  I used copic markers for colouring. The sentiment is also from Create with TLC.  I split the sentiment in two to fit with the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The patterned circle has been cut from a leftover piece of cardstock from DCWV.  I added some faux stitching using Distress Marker - Vintage Photo.

Spots and Stripes for Christmas

I've combined spots, stripes and Christmas with a good dose of colour:

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Bling and/or Pearls (Pearls)
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/bling-andor-pearls-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (teddy)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/pinspirational-challenge-124.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Oh How Cute
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/oh-how-cute.html
Penny's Paper - Spots AND Stripes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-196.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/friday-coloring-challenge-september-26th-through-october-3rd
CHNC - Make it Colourful
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chnc-challenge-196-make-it-colourful.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/completely-christmas-challenge-31.html
Love To Create - Fussy Cutting
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-134-fussy-cut.html

I have used a spotted paper from a Christmas paper pad.  The striped paper is from a different Christmas paper pad (MME I think).  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and has been coloured with copic markers E00, Y02, RV06, YG06, R17, R14 plus Stickles.  I also added a striped woodgrain arrow from a Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad, some twine and some letter beads.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

It's Party Time!

I wish I felt a bit more like partying!  I've had the flu for most of last week (while I was on holiday!).  I didn't manage to do much each day and spent the afternoon sleeping.  I seem to be starting to come right now but have a lot of things to catch up on now that I'm back home.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #215
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/stella-says-sketch-215.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Add a Sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-sept-27-oct-4-add-a-sentiment
Clear It Out Challenge - Birthday + Glossy Accents
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/09/its-challenge-time_23.html



I have used a green card blank this time.  The paper is from Rosie's Studio and comes from a paper pad called "Hey Boy".  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers E00, C7, Y38, BG23, Y28.  I used Glossy Accents on the glasses to give them more of a natural glass look.  I added a red star shaped rhinestone that I have had in my stash for goodness knows how long!  The gold star trim is some I got in the clearance sales after Christmas last year - it is amazing what you can pick up fairly cheaply at those times.

Kid with Pumpkin Cart

A fun autumn image.  It is not meant to be autumn here in New Zealand but the temperature feels more like autumn than spring.  Nice to see some spring flowers though.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Gerda Steiner - Kid with Pumpkin Card
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/2014/9/1/septembers-challenge-kid-with-pumpkin-cart
Creative Craft Cottage - Sketch + Colours
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-27-coloursketch.html
QKR Stampede - Pumpkins
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-106-pumpkins.html

I changed the shape of the image from an oval to a rectangle but otherwise followed the sketch at Creative Craft Cottage.  I used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from Gerda Steiner and coloured with copic markers.  I have also used some mesh ribbon and a Distress Marker for the faux stitching.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fairy Wings

A lovely sweet image for this card:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Fairy Wings
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/fairy-dreams-challenge-42-use-something.html

I have used a celebratory banner paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers.  I die-cut using my favourite Marianne's die.  The butterfly die-cut is also from Marianne's.  I embellished the butterfly with some pearls.

Christmas Tag

A Christmas tag to add to one of the presents - I always seem to leave these to the last minute so it is good to get one done now.


I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Two ribbons
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/use-two-ribbons.html
Delicious Doodles - Tag
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/tag-it.html

I have used a tag from Tim Holtz as the base.  The paper is left over from another card and comes from Kaisercraft.  The grosgrain ribbons are from American Crafts.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and colorued with copic markers.

Masculine Thank You card

Just squeaking in with my card for this month's Doodle Pantry challenge!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/doodle-pantry-digital-challenge-50.html

I have used a vintage type paper from Kaisercraft.  I just loved the contrast of the old car with the newer one (that is still not that new!).  The image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry and coloured with copic markers.  I added some faux stitching around the image and some silver brads.

Sassy Banner

A combination of a banner challenge and a colour challenge which I decided to use a Christmas image for:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Banner
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/dtbst-247-its-banner-day.html
Brown Sugar - Colour Inspiration
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-112-color.html
Di's Digis - Add Stripes or Checks (stripes)
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/add-stripes-or-checks-challenge.html


The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with copic markers to match the colour palette at Brown Sugar Challenge.  The paper is one of the new christmas paper pads from Kaisercraft.  I cut a banner and embellished it with pearls as well as adding some pearls colorued with copic marker B93 to the top of the card.  The striped piece and the Merry Christmas piece are both washi tapes.

Stripes and Checks

A christmas card with a different feel - autumn colours plus the addition of stripes and checks!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Di's Digis Challenge - Add Stripes and/or checks
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/add-stripes-or-checks-challenge.html
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Autumn/Fall
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-208-autumnfall.html
QKR Stampede - Fall Colours
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/qkr-stampde-challenge-105-fall-colors.html
Milk Coffee - Colours of Autumn
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/colors-of-autumn-challenge.html

I have used a paper and a border from a Kaisercraft paper pad.  The image is from Di's Digital Downloads.  I used copic markers and Stickles for the colouring.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress marker.

Autumn Colours

My favourite colours to craft with are Autumn Colours - even though we are supposedly in Spring here (the weather doesn't seem to be getting the message that it is spring though!)



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Milk Coffee - Colours of Autumn
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/colors-of-autumn-challenge.html
QKR Stampede - Fall Colours
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/qkr-stampde-challenge-105-fall-colors.html
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Autumn/Fall
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-208-autumnfall.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Colours of Autumn
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-86-colours-of-autumn.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft along with a border from the back of the paper pad.  I matted the border and the image with brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Milk Coffee and coloured with copic markers in an autumn colour scheme.  I added a sentiment cut into a banner shape.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Santa's Helper

Santa's Helper has decided to wear pink!





I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Brown, Aqua and Pink
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-277-18th-of-september-colour.html
CHNC - 20 mins or less
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/chnc-challenge-19520-minutes-or-less.html

I have used some papers from Trimgym for the card.  The image is from LEJ Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  Matting is brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Owl

My son really loves owls so I tend to be drawn to owl images a lot:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Brown, Aqua and Pink
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-277-18th-of-september-colour.html
CHNC - 20 mins or less
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/chnc-challenge-19520-minutes-or-less.html

The image is from Spyder's Corner and has been coloured with copic markers.  The papers are both from Trimgym and  layered with cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I coloured some pearls with copic marker RV06 and added them as an embellishment.

Update - This card won at CHNC.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Krissy Kringle

A Christmas card with non-traditional colour scheme:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Brown, Aqua and Pink
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-277-18th-of-september-colour.html
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/2014/09/17/challenge-47-anything-goes/
CHNC - 20 mins or less
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/chnc-challenge-19520-minutes-or-less.html

I have used papers from Trimgym layered together with some cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is Krissy Kringle from The Stamping Chef.  Colouring is with copic markers.


Halloween Ghost

A cute rather than scary Halloween card.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/sweet-sweet-summer.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft together with some cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I outlined the image with copic marker C0 but otherwise left the image uncoloured.  I have added a little purple bow and some pearls coloured with copic marker YR07.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Christmas Owls

I really enjoy participating in the progressive challenges.  I have a few to work on by the end of the month!  Here is the card I created using the image from the Digi Stamps 4 Joy progressive challenge.






I would like to enter the following challenges:
Just Inspirational challenge - Bows
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/team-b-with-time-4-tea-designs-meljins.html
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Progressive Challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/monthly-christmas-challenge-september.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad for the background.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and coloured with copic markers.  I added a bow crafted from organza ribbon.

Little Donkey

When I learned to play the piano when I was younger, one of the first pieces I learnt to play was "Little Donkey".  This Donkey image reminds me of that song:


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenges - Bows
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/team-b-with-time-4-tea-designs-meljins.html
Meljens Designs - Inspired By A Song
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-228-karaoke.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The sentiment comes from a different paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Meljens Designs and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added an organza bow.

Penguin Christmas

A christmas card featuring a penguin:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/73-imagine-that.html
Squirrel's World - The Great Penguin Challenge
http://squirrel10.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/its-here-great-penguin-challenge-of-2014.html
Décosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link-up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.co.nz/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html

I have used a paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles along with some textured cardstock from DCWV.  The image is from Imagine That and has been coloured with copic markers.  I used a star shaped die to cut the image and then doodled some snowflakes around the edge.

Spring Delight

I am spending a week with my parents in the city where I grew up.  Yesterday was more like this spring scene.  Today we have strong gusty winds and rain!  Not really spring weather at all.  Hopefully the rest of the week will be better.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Floral Paper
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/eureka-stamps-challenge-105-use-floral.html

I have used a floral aper from a paper pad (can't remember what pad it came from!).  The image is from Eureka stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some yellow grosgrain ribbon and some pearls which I coloured with copic marker Y06.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Colours of Autumns

Back to my favourite autumn colours:


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - Colours of Autumn
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/colours-of-autumn.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy and coloured with copic markers.  The tree is a die-cut from Memory Box.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Halloween

Time to start getting into the Halloween cards!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Vandicrafts - All Hallows Eve
http://vandicrafts.com/vandicrafts-artistry-challenge-8-all-hallows-eve/
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Die
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-219.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Roll Out The Red
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-19-roll-out-red.html

I have used a grey wood effect paper for the background.  The web is a Memory Box die cut from black cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers E00, R59, R46, E08, E02. 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Kraft and Cream Angels

I have kept to a minimal colour scheme for this one and quite pleased with the effect!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Thing with Wings
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-104-things-with.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Kraft and Cream
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/september-challenge.html
CHNC - Silent Night
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chnc-challenge-194-silent-night.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - Something Festive
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/s-for-something-festive.html

I have used kraft card from Rosie's Studio for the background.  The image is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers E00 and E51.  I also added Stickles - Diamond to the wings and cloud.  I die-cut a Frostyville frame from cream glitter cardstock from DCWV using a Memory Box die and added this over the image.  I also added three cream pearls.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Christmas Welcome

I deliberately left off any snow on this Christmas scene as here in New Zealand we celebrate Christmas in the middle of summer.  Although a lot of my cards feature the more traditional snow scenes, sometimes it is more relevant to do a more summery Christmas card!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Sketch
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/dtbst-246-sketch-it-up.html
CHNC - Silent Night
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chnc-challenge-194-silent-night.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/completely-christmas-challenge-29.html
ABC Christmas - Something Festive (wreath, tree, baubles)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/s-for-something-festive.html

I have used a wood effect paper from Kaisercraft to carry the image out further.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers with the addition of some Stickles on the trees.  I also added a peel-off sticker on the diagonal, a foam tree embellishment, some Stickles on the tree as baubles and some glitter domes.

Creative Bug Digitals - Child's Play Midway

Halfway through another month already!  So, it is timely to remind you of the challenge at Creative Bug Digitals.  Here is some mid-way inspiration for you:

To see more inspiration cards and check the challenge details, head on over to Creative Bug Digitals.

I have created my card for my 16 year old son.  He is very particular about owls - they have to look natural.  So the inspiration for this card was to keep it as natural looking as possible so I have a few autumn colour leaves as well as the wood effect in the background.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Colours of Autumn
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-86-colours-of-autumn.html
QKR Stampede - Things with Wings
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/qkr-stampede-challenge-104-things-with.html

I have used a wood effect paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from Creative Bug Digitals and is called Hooty Hoo and can be found on this page Here.  The leaves have been cut from glitter cardstock by DCWV using dies from Marianne's Designs and Memory Box.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Birthday Balloons

A nice bright birthday card which will be suitable for a young child:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2.html
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Celebrations
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-100-and-our-celebration-blog.html
Just Inspirational Challenge - Bows
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/team-b-with-time-4-tea-designs-meljins.html
Brown Sugar - Celebrations
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-111-celebrations.html

I have used some scrapbooking from my stash as well as cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and coloured with copic markers.  I coloured every second balloon in primary colours and the ones in between the matching secondary colours!  I added some grosgrain ribbon from Francheville, some glitter domes and a pre-made bow.

Here is the inspiration photo from Just Inspirational Challenge:


and the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday: