Friday, 31 July 2015

Hi There!


A hard-working bee!  And he has a smile on his face too!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - July Colour
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/july-color-challenge.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #311
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-311.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Starts with B (bee)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-147.html

I have used a green card blank this time.  I added some paper from a paper pad (not sure of the brand sorry).  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment from Desert Diva.  I coloured using copic markers.   I also used some red mesh ribbon and some green cardstock for matting.  The circle and scallop circle dies are from Spellbinders.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Guest Designer at Morgan's Art World

This week I get to be the Guest Designer at Morgan's Art World.  What a great honour.  I got to work with the image called Tulip Fairy by Judy Mastrangelo.  The theme this week is Three of Something - I used three flowers.




I have used a patterned background paper from Rosie's Studio.  I coloured the image to match the background paper using copic marekrs.  I added some Stickles to the fairy wings.  The flowers were white and I coloured them with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick using a paint brush and adding some water to the Ink.  I added some pearls from Rosie's Studio to the centres of the flowers.

Christmas Day Memories

This girl looks like she is deep in thought - so I thought a Memories sentiment was perfect. 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Christmas In July
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-3-christmas-in-july.html

I have used a paper and two sentiments from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Morgan Fitzsimons and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the trims on the clothing.  I also added some ribbon and used some blue textured cardstock for the matting

Flower Power

I bought a flower making tool a few weeks ago.  I had seen the video and it looked easy to use.  I think I need a bit more practice (and probably more patience waiting for the petals to dry!) but as this is my first attempt with these flowers I'm relatively happy with them.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lia Stampz - Handmade Flowers
http://liastampz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-90-handmade-flowers.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Kids want to have fun
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-41-kids-want-to-have-fun.html
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/dsc-140-anything-goes.html

I know my daughter's idea of fun as she was growing up was spending time with our cat.  Actually, she is no different now that she is older!

I have used a patterned paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Needle and Thread".  The image is from Lia Stampz and coloured with copic markers E00, Y07, YR04, YR2, YR00, Y17, R59, E08.  I used a tool called "Bloom Impressions" and some paper from a scrap paper pack to create the flowers.  I added some pearls to the centre of the largest flower and Liquid Pearls to the two smaller flowers.

Christmas in Green and Gold

Inspired by the stripes in the image, I decided a striped background paper was just what this card needed!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Kenny K - Christmas in July
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-199-christmas-in-july.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - July
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/dsc-140-anything-goes.html

I have used a striped paper from a Christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added some gold lacy ribbon.  The image is from Kenny K and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles - Diamond to the trims and some Glossy Accents to her eyes.  I also used some gold glitter domes.

Just keep swimming

Being a swim instructor, I have a lot of use for cards with an aquatic theme.  Occasionally, I have swimmers who move out of the region so it is good to have a card for them to encourage them to keep swimming in their new location.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Swimming
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/qkr-stampede-challenge-149-swimming.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-2.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes" .  The image is from QKR Stampede and coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Deedee's Digis.  I used some blue textured cardstock for matting and Spellbinders dies for the die-cutting.  I added some sparkly glitter domes as they remind me of water droplets.

I'm last minute again this week.  It has been one of those weeks where I wasn't totally well and didn't feel motivated to create.  This morning I got up with more enthusiasm so hopefully I'll have a better day today!

B is for.......


Balloons.  And nice shiny ones too!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-2.html
CCC Digi Creations - Anything Goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/challenge-29-anything-goes.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Starts with B (Balloons)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-147.html
One Stitch At A Time - Children
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-242.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio with a couple of children on it.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is coloured with copic markers picking up some of the colours from the background paper.  I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons to make them look just a little more realistic.  I used cardstock from Rosie's Studio for the matting and dies from Spellbinders along with some glitter domes as embellishments.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Boy in Plaid

I found an ideal paper to match this image!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie  Challenge - July
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-july-1st-2015

I have used a plaid patterned paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Blueberry Bear Digi Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I used some kraft cardstock for matting and added some satin ribbon and twine both from American Crafts.

Ice-cream Truck

I love hearing the sound of the Ice-cream truck as it makes its way around the streets.  I remember begging Mum for an ice-cream whenever I heard it.  My children have never done that - possibly because it doesn't come around as often now as it did when I was younger.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Deedee's Digis - Digi of the Month
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2015/06/ice-cream-truck-july-digi-of-month.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-156-anything-goes.html

I have printed three of the images from the set together to create a scene.  I coloured the image with copic markers and the background with Distress Inks.  I was going to leave it as a one layer card but remembered I had these gorgeous bear shaped buttons and decided that I would add them to the card.

Pretty in Yellow

Yellow is my favourite colour - a nice sunny cheerful colour.  I coloured this image a while back and never created with it.  I decided today was a good day to create a lovely card with it.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Sparkle
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/sparkle-is-girls-bff-dtbst-291.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-156-anything-goes.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-2.html
CHNC Paper - July Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and coloured with copic markers and then die cut with a Spellbinders die.  I also used some yellow lace from Sullivans and some yellow rhinestones.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Canvas

I'm back to creating another canvas - still too many white walls around here for my liking!




I would like to enter my canvas into these challenges:
The East Wind - Anything But a Card
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/AG-no-43.html

I have sprayed my canvas with grey Dylusions Ink for the background.  The image is from The East Wind which I coloured with copic markers.  I used a silver doily behind the image (which I didn't think would photograph very well but surprisingly it is okay).  I also used some yellow and some blue metallic paper to die-cut some embellishments.  The butterflies are Memory Box dies and the grass and flowers are from Tatttered Lace.  I also added some tiny pearls to the dies.

Red poppies

Last time I used this image, I decided to get creative and not colour the poppies red.  This time I've gone with the traditional colours.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/ssw2-61-sami-stamps.html
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/new-release-birds-and-beauties-and-sami.html

I have used three papers from an old scrapbooking paper pad.  The image is from Sami Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and then die-cut using a Spellbinders oval die.  I used a matching scallop oval die to cut the matting from Rosie's Studio cardstock.  I also added some Liquid Pearls as an accent.

I just realised I forgot to add in the sketch!  Here it is now:




Monday, 27 July 2015

Three Wise Men Stepper Card

I thought I'd have another go at a stepper card as I wasn't that happy with how my first one turned out.  I feel this one stands a lot better than my first attempt.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ikes World - Not A Square
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/ikesworld-challenges-42-anything-but.html

I have used green cardstock for my base for this card.  The yellow starry paper is from Provo Craft.  The image I used comes from Ike's Art and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added some glittery christmassy mesh ribbon behind the image.  To the stepper side, I used some Christmas tree patterned washi tape and some pre-printed die-cuts with Christmas words.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Eureka Christmas

Very last minute!  It has been one of those weeks.  Just looked and challenge had less than 5 minutes to closing!  Card was made but not photographed!





I have just swapped out the photo of the card I originally inserted with one that was watermarked.  Hopefully that doesn't muck up the inlinkz!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Christmas In July
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/eureka-stamps-challenge-150-christmas.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/AG-no-43.html

I have used a subtle patterned paper from Kaisercraft.  The two images (border and ornament) are both from Eureka Stamps.  I have used copic markers for colouring.  The matting is cut from cardstock from Rosie's Studio using a Spellbinders die I bought recently.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Sweet Summer Strawberry

This is the third of three cards for the July BINGO challenge at Catch The Bug.  I always try to use all nine squares - either by column or row (one card of each).  This month I'm working across the rows.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - July BINGO (bottom row)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/july-bingo-challenge.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio plus an offcut of another Rosie's Studio paper for the layering.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic marker for the stem and pips plus two papers from Bugaboo Stamps for the remainder of the image.  I also added Glossy Accents to the pips.  The matting is cardstock from Rosie's Studio and I also added some red bling on an angle.

Vintage Lady

I recently bought this lace and thought it was a perfect match for this paper.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Lace and Pearls
 http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-146.html
A Day For Daisies - Use some newsprint
 http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/introducing-newest-adfd-dt-members.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and has been coloured with Distress Inks and copic marker E00.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio - in three different sizes.

Birds on a Tree

This is the second of three cards for the July BINGO challenge at Catch The Bug.  I always try to use all nine squares - either by column or row (one card of each).  This month I'm working across the rows.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - July BINGO (middle row)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/july-bingo-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Christmas in July
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/pinspirational-challenge-145.html
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Christmas in July
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-237.html
CHNC - Ho Ho Ho
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/chnc-challenge-239-ho-ho-ho.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The border and tag are from the same paper pad.  I added some pearls from Rosie's Studio to the tag and the border.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and then die-cut with a Spellbinders labels die.

Life is Beautiful

This is the first of three cards for the July BINGO challenge at Catch The Bug.  I always try to use all nine squares - either by column or row (one card of each).  This month I'm working across the rows.



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - July BINGO (top row)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/july-bingo-challenge.html




I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders die and some glitter cardstock from American Crafts to create a textured matting for the image.  I added a button to the flower on the background paper.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Waiting For Christmas

This little doggy looks like he is waiting for his Christmas dinner .


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/digi-stamp-boutique-and-square-sketch-61.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Dots and Stripes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-challenge-dots-stripes.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-320-16th-of-july-christmas.html

I pulled out some more of my old scrapbook papers.  I bought quite a few papers in pad form many years ago and haven't used that many of them.  They are great for layering - particularly on square shaped cards.  The blue that I have used for matting is a metallic paper.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Things with Wings

The challenge this week at Incy Wincy Designs is Things With Wings.  Our sponsor this week is Aurora Wings.



I created a card using Steampunk Angel and Owl Set.


I have used a clock themed paper from a vintage paper pad.  I used a cog shaped die to cut the image and then coloured with Gelatos from the Steampunk set.  I added a metal butterfly brad.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

At the Beach

Something I love doing is walking on the beach - but definitely not at this time of the year!  Today, felt like a really icy wind so winter is not disappearing just yet.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps - At The Beach
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/eureka-stamps-challenge-149-at-beach.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-270-always-anything-goes.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes".  I have merged two images from Eureka Stamps which I coloured with copic markers.  I also added some pearls to the card.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Rudoph for the final day

The final day of the week of Christmas in July at Catch The Bug.  The freebie image this week is a real cutie.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Friday Freebie + pick a present (metal + image + ribbon)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/cij-friday-freebie-fridaypick-present.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Dots and Stripes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-challenge-dots-stripes.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-320-16th-of-july-christmas.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added some ribbon from American Crafts.  The "metal" is a metal Christmas tree brad.  The image is the Friday freebie from Bugaboo Stamps which I coloured with copic markers.


Ice-capades

This is such a sweet image to work with.  I pulled out my large snowflake die as well!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Ice-capades
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-62-ice-capades.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-270-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers E00, E35, B05, B000, G02, G000.  The snowflake is cut from glitter cardstock from DCWV using a die from Spellbinders.  I have also used some lace from Sullivans and some pearls from Kaisercraft.

Inspired by a Cupcake

One of the blogs I follow mentioned a challenge that they had just come across.  It wasn't one I was familiar with so decided to go and check it out.  This is the first time I have joined in but I'm sure I'll be joining in again.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration (inspired by colours)
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-318.html
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/ants-in-my-pantry-digital-challenge-7.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Doodle Pantry and coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I have also used some lace from Sullivans and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Here is the photo inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations:

Friday, 17 July 2015

Santa's at the Beach

Since it is summer here at Christmas time, this is an appropriate image for my Christmas cards.  Although I'm still known to do many more winter themed ones!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas in July (Day Six)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/cij-thursday-photo-challenge.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-320-16th-of-july-christmas.html

I have used a beach themed paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes".  I added some aqua colour glitter border strip and some  pearls.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers E00, BG01, B05, G99, R27.  I die-cut using a Spellbinders die and inked around the edges with Distress Ink.

Now I just have to complete the last card for the week once the Friday freebie becomes available.

Red Blue and White for Christmas

Just sneaking in with only a few hours to go on the challenge at Morgan's Art World.  It has been one of those weeks where everything has been last minute (if it got done at all!).



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Red Blue and White
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-2-redwhite-and-blue.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (cat and dog)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/pinspirational-challenge-144.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-320-16th-of-july-christmas.html

The paper and sentiment are from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I matted with some blue cardstock.  I also added some red pearls from Rosie's Studio.  The faux stitching around the image and sentiment matting is done with a Distress Marker - Picket Fence.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Santa has enough reindeer

Poor puppy!  I know just how he feels.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas in July - Day Five
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/cij-wednesday-humor-me-wednesdaybingo.html
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-13.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #311
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-311.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Dog)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/pinspirational-challenge-144.html

My BINGO line is the left hand column - Bugaboo Image + Funny Sentiment + Sparkle

I have used some sparkly paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some sparkly mesh ribbon and some silver glitter tape.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured with copic markers and die-cut with Spellbinder dies.  I added some Stickles around the edges of the die-cuts as well as to the hat.

Nutcracker

I was sorting through some images I had printed out but not coloured and found this one of the Nutcracker.  Since the challenge at Sassy Studio Designs this week is Christmas in July,  I decided that I had better colour it up and create with it.  Time was a bit tight but I've made it with about an hour to spare!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Christmas in July
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/christmas-in-july-dtbst-289.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Spots and Stripes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-challenge-dots-stripes.html
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-1.html

I have used a paper and die-cuts from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and is coloured in copic markers.  I handwrote the sentiment.  Matting is red cardstock from Rosie's Studio.


Doodle What

Oops - just realised I didn't post this on Monday!  However, there is still plenty of time to add your doodled designs into the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  Head on over to the challenge to get some doodling ideas.

Here is what I created using an image from our sponsor Flat Friends.  The image is called Summer Swim.



I also used a pre-printed sentiment, some glitter border stickers which I thought looked like waves!  I added a doodled border on the right and then added pearls over the top.  I also doodled some waves around the image.

Birthday Bonanza at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

With all the mid-year Christmas challenges around the place, we at Scribbles Designs are focussing on something different.  We would like to see your birthday makes.

I have used Carrie Birthday Diva and Birthday Cake and Hat and Happy Birthday (free).  There are two freebies in the challenge post here, including the sentiment I used.


and the inside of the card:


I have also used some banner dies from Tattered Lace (there are small and large dies in the same set).  I doodled around the edge of the image.  I also used some bakers twine, some satin ribbon and some pearls.

Christmas Ornaments - 12 Months of Christmas Link-up

We are midway through July so it is time for a reminder for the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.  This month the theme is Christmas Ornament exchange and we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  I have used Christmas Ornaments for my mid-month make.




I love the papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for this month.  I coloured the ornaments to match the ornaments on the paper.  I added some Stickles to the heart, star and ornament tops.  I used used some lacy ribbon behind the image and some pearls from Rosie's Studio  to the left of the image.
You can join in the challenge without following the theme and you still will be eligible to receive the month's papers after your second participation this month.  However, those who do follow the theme will be eligible to go in the random draw for the prize from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.


Christmas Kitty

I have used die-cuts to accent the image - the only other embellishment being some pearls.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sami Stamps - Anything Goes
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/new-release-birds-and-beauties-and-sami.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Use some die cuts
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-july-9-15-optional-twist-is-use
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (cat)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/pinspirational-challenge-144.html

I have used a Christmas paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sami Stamps and coloured with copic markers and some shine added with Glossy Accents.  I die-cut some holly embellishments using gold glitter cardstock from American Crafts and a Spellbinders die set.  I also added some gold pearls.

Thank You Card

I've made this Thank You card very general - not specific to any occasion.  A lot of my Thank You cards are teacher oriented.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Thank You
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-319-9th-of-july-thank-you.html
A Day For Daisies - Add sparkle
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/introducing-july-2015-club-kit.html
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-13.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The red glitter paper is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and coloured with copic markers.  I  then added some Stickles to the image.  The sentiment is from Digital Doodling and has been die-cut with a Spellbinder die.  I edged the sentiment with some Distress Ink and added some bakers twine through the sentiment.   I also added three pearls.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Christmas Candy Cane Mouse

I'd printed out and die-cut this image a while back but not created anything with it.  I decided it was about time I remedied that!

I got myself a bit confused with the "3 embellishments" and unfortunately the DT seemed to all have different interpretations as far as I can tell.  I wasn't sure if it was three (no more no less), three the same, three different, at least three - so I went with only 3 but all different.  Hope that is what was intended!  My three are Christmas glittery mesh ribbon + metal Christmas tree brad + candy cane.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas in July (Day Four)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/cij-tuesday-recipe-challenge.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Spots and Stripes (assuming the stripes on the candy cane count!)
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-challenge-dots-stripes.html



I have used two papers from MME for this card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Christmas Mouse - Candy Cane.  I coloured the image with copic markers and used a Marianne's Die for the cutting of the image.  Matting cardstock is from Rosie's Studio.

Strawberry Ice-cream

I seem to have a bit of an ice-cream theme going on today as this is the second card I've created with an ice-cream image.  Since we have yet another frost this morning, I'm obviously being inspired by the temperature of the ice-cream and not the temperature you would normally be indulging in ice-cream!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/ssw2-sketch-60-fresh-brewed-designs.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ice-cream
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/freshly-brewed-challenge-july-8-14-ice.html

I have used a strawberry patterned paper from Rosie's Studio for this card.  I'm not sure where the striped one is from but that may also be from Rosie's Studio.  The cream patterned paper is from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers with the cream "coloured" with Stickles - Frosted Lace.  I also added some oval red rhinestones.

Here is the sketch I followed (but rotated):



I have also used the sketch on another card which I haven't entered in the challenge.  That card can be found here if anyone wants to have a look.  That time I didn't rotate the sketch!

Ice-cream Treat on Holiday


When I go on holiday anywhere north of here - I always stop at a place called Pokeno.  They have an amazing range of ice-cream flavours from at least two different brands.  You can buy up to about 13 scoop ice-creams!  Although I've only managed a four scoop my daughter once had a seven scoop!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Holiday Time
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-211-holiday-time.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - ONE button and ONE bow
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-95-1-button-1-bow.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ice-cream
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/freshly-brewed-challenge-july-8-14-ice.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad (not sure which brand).  The image is from The Paper Shelter and has been coloured with copic markers RV10, RV14, E00, E43, E41, BG13, YR23.  The bow has been cut from glitter cardstock from DCWV using a Tatttered Lace Die.  I also used some pink mesh ribbon, a pink butterfly shaped button and some pink pearls from Rosie's Studio.   The die I used for the image comes from Spellbinders.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Ornament Sketch

I got to use up some offcut pieces of paper for this card!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas in July (Day Two)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/christmas-in-july-sunday-day-2-sketch.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas in July
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/anything-goes.html

I have used a papers which I think are from a paper pad by MME.  I edged the red ones with peel off stickers.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the centre of the ornament in the image.  I also added some ornament shaped glitter domes - one to each red piece!

Jingle All the Way

I've kept this fairly CAS because I had a lot going on with the colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas in July (Day One)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/christmas-in-july-saturday-challenge.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas in July
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/anything-goes.html
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Dots and Stripes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-challenge-dots-stripes.html

I have used a couple of papers from Kaisercraft paper pads. I used some glitter cardstock and a Memory Box die to cut the string of bells.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Liquid Pearls to the bells.

Stockings in Green and Blue

It is the middle of another month - we are getting closer to Christmas all the time.  Here is some mid-month inspiration for you.  To see some more Christmas inspiration, head on over to CHNC Extra for July.

A combination of one traditional and one non-traditional Christmas colour!  I like the effect of these two together.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas in July (Day 3)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/cij-monday-color-challenge.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas in July
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/anything-goes.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The blue starry one is a left over piece which I think came from MME.  I also used some shiny corrugated craft card.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured in copic markers.  I added some green starts and some faux stitching.

Crafting in the New Zealand Flag Colours

There have been a lot of red white and blue challenges lately - relating to American Independence Day.  But here in New Zealand, we have the same flag colours.



This girl seemed like she would be the sort of girl to have some colour in her hair - so I added some blue!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Patriotic Colours of My Country
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - ONE Button and ONE Bow
http://www.theeastwind.com/

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Multi Craft.  I added some blue ribbon (from my bargain purchase a couple of months ago!).  The red used for the bow is from the same purchase and I added a blue button from my stash.  I also used some blue and red rhinestones.  The image is from The East Wind and has been coloured using some copic markers.  I die-cut using a Spellbinders die.

Hot Hot Hot

There a plenty of "hot" images among the Kenny K images - I haven't created with this particular one before.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Kenny K - Stars and Stripes
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-198-stars-and-stripes-and.html
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Photo Inspiration (colours)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-40-photo-inspiration.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Hot Hot Hot
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-228-hot-hot-hot.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas in July
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/anything-goes.html

I have used a starry and striped paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Kenny K and coloured with copic markers and Stickles - Frosted Lace.  I die-cut using a Spellbinder die and then added faux stitching around the edge.  I also used some picot edged satin ribbon from American Crafts, some pearls which I coloured with copic marker BG23, and a rhinestone centred flower that I coloured with Distress Marker - Peacock Feathers.

Fantasy

I decided to use a fairy image to represent fantasy.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Fantasy
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/ikesworld-challenges-41-fantasy-wk1.html
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-5.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/07/were-back.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is Saucy Fairy from Ike's Art.  I coloured with copic markers and Stickles - Frosted Lace.  I die-cut with a Spellbinders die and then edged it with Distress Marker - Spun Sugar.  I also used some gold lacy ribbon, some pearls, a flower piece and a brad.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Chillaxing at the Beach

With another frosty morning, it definitely would be a case of chilling at the beach today!  I look forward to summer and warmer weather!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #308
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/tuesday-morning-sketches-308.html
One Stitch At A Time - Chillaxing
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-241.html
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Photo Inspiration (sea)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-7th-july-2015

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Sandy Toes"  I added some organza ribbon across the card.  I added some tiny pearls at the right hand side of the organza ribbon.  The image is Sandy Bottoms from Stitchy Bear Stamps which has been coloured with copic markers.  I used some blue cardstock for the matting.  I also added an oval rhinestone to the corner of the image.


I rotated the sketch to fit my image. 

I see stars

A very starry card - with no DP this time!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - I see stars
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/eureka-stamps-challenge-148-i-see-stars.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/challenge-269-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a Memory Box stencil along with three colours of Distress Ink to create the background.  The image is from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic markers and then the stars have Glossy Accents added.  I also added some ribbon and some rhinestone stars.