Saturday, 30 April 2016

Kitty Elegance

I went with an elegant look for this card as I felt it was a very elegant looking kitty!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sami Stamps - Add Pearls or Beads
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/new-release-ladybugs-and-buds-and-sami.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-5.html

I have used a paper and border from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Sami Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added a strip of tiny pearls across the cushion.  I also added five pearls to the card itself.  Matting is with cream paper.

Girlie Spring Card

While it is a while to spring here, I am inspired by all the spring challenges around at the moment to create something with a spring feel to it.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Anything with Wings
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-260.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is coloured with copic markers to match the background paper.  I added some Kindy Glitz to the butterfly and the flower centre.  I also used an Elizabeth Crafts doily die and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Mum

A mother's day card - just in time for Mother's Day next weekend!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Challenge - Mum
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-1-april-2016


I have used an image from Sheepski Designs for this card. Colouring is with copic markers.  The paper is one from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added some flower beads as embellishments.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Butterfly and Flowers

It feels good to be able to create again.  I'm starting to feel better each day although I'm still feeling fairly tired toward the end of the day.  I really hope I can shake this fairly soon.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Add a Butterfly
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-123-anything-goes-twist-add.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaiserscraft.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and coloured wtih copic markers.  I added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker.  The butterfly has been die-cut from some glitter cardstock using a die that came free with a magazine some time back.  I also used some lace from Sullivans and three pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Softness in Pastel

There is a real soothing softness in pastel colours.  At the moment I'm still fighting this chest infection that I have so it is soothing to create something in pastels.  Mind you, I did have a bit of trouble finding embellishments in pastel shades - it is amazing how much I have in bright cheery colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Spellbinding Challenge - Pastel Colours
http://www.spellbindingstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/pastel-colors-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I laid some web ribbon over the top.  The image is from Nikki Burnette and is coloured with pastel coloured copic markers - E00, W0, E41, G000, R000, Y000, YR000.  I also used some pastel yellow satin ribbon, some blue buttons and three white ribbon roses which I coloured with copic markers Y000, G000 and R000.

Hello Friend

Here is another card that I have made just to say Hello!  I was inspired by the colour palette at QKR Stampede - including using the layout of the colours as a sketch basis!




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Colour palettte
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-188-color.html

I used some Distress Inks to create the background in the colours of the colour palette.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a sentiment sticker from Pebbles and three black pearls from Rosie's Studio

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Hello

Sometimes I lose touch with people - so it is good to have some cards to just say "Hello" and re-connect with them again.  And I have a few of these I need to send at the moment!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Use kraft card
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-195-anything-goes.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (words)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/pinspirational-challenge-164.html
The corrosive Challenge Blog - Girls, Ladies, Women
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/april-challenge-4-girls-ladies-women.html

I have used a paper from a kraft cardstock paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some letter stickers and some gold pearls from Rosie's Studio.


Winter Blooms

I managed to feel a bit better today and have made a christmas card - just because I could!  After a week away visiting my son, I came back with a flu like cold - and have felt achy and congested all this week.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-360-21st-of-april-christmas.html
Winter Wonderland - Winter Blossoms
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/winter-blossoms-22042016.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-278-use-sentiment.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I cut the sentiment from the paper.  The images are both from Bugaboo Stamps and colorued with copic markers.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio.






Monday, 25 April 2016

Pastel Christmas Card

I have a few pastel coloured papers among my Christmas paper pads.  Usually I set them off with some bright colours but this time kept everything in a pastel scheme:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/anything-goes-challenge.html
CHNC - Use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-278-use-sentiment.html
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Pastels
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/monthly-challenge-4-easter-spring.html
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-360-21st-of-april-christmas.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and is coloured with copic markers.  I also used some cream web ribbon, some Liquid Pearls and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Snowman and Cocoa

After a week away catching up with my son and his swimming, I'm back home again and managing to create a little.  I have a lot of housework to do though as well so I might be a few days before I really start getting on top of things again.  For this card, I have gone with a CAS style:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/04/18/i-heart-sketches-with-a-twist-148/
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-360-21st-of-april-christmas.html
ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for Hat - Christmas ones of course
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/h-is-for-hat-christmas-ones-of-course.html

I have used a white linen cardstock for the base.  I added three strips of washi tape from Francheville.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and coloured with copic markers B000, R29, R27, G17, G14, YR07 and E43.  I matted with some red cardstock.  I added some tiny pearls from Rosie's Studio to the corners of the card.

Here is the sketch and twist that I followed:

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Sorry everyone - this post is later than it should be.  I'm away from home with patchy internet access and I'm not getting as much done as I should.

Anyhoo, I am here now with some information on the new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  As usual, we have a theme of Anything Goes and would love to see you join in with your crafty projects.

For this challenge, we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and Lemon Shortbread





I have used an image from Lemon Shortbread called Islander Flower Girl



I also used some papers from Michele R Designs which I layered with some pale yellow pearlescent paper.  I sprayed a doily with some Dylusions Ink and then added some Liquid Pearls.  I die-cut a flower using a Marianne's die and then added some dots of Liquid Pearls.  To make the Liquid Pearls look like it was radiating out from the flower I dragged a toothpick through the Liquid Pearls.  To finish, I added three dots of Liquid Pearls to the top right.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Classic Design Team Challenge
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/classic-design-team-open-challenge-01.html

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Lacy Wedding Card

I had a heap of fun with this card.  I don't usually make many wedding cards - so decided to think a little bit outside the box.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
A Day For Daisies - Add lace
http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/take-two-april-2016-club-kit-challenge.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-sketch-87-with.html

I have used some yellow and white polka dot paper from Rosie's Studio.  I added a panel of lace to the card.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is coloured with copic markers and the veil glittered with Stickles.  I added some yellow and white baker's twine and a white flower with a yellow centre.


Here is the sketch:

Monday, 18 April 2016

Inspired by a song, a book or a movie

There are plenty of possibilities there - so come and join us in our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  For this challenge, we are sponsored by Melonheadz and Sami Stamps.





For my first make, I have used an image from Sami Stamps called Beauty Roses.





For my second make, I have used a set from Melonheadz called Alice in Wonderland.

Spring Butterfly


I'm a bit late with my posts for Design Teams this week!  I am away from home and although I have internet access, I am not always close to my computer.  I have a few hours now to do some catching up!

It is the middle of April - so time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs.  This month we have a theme called "A Little Note to BUG you" - so we want to see some bugs on your project.

For my card, I have used a Friday Freebie image which can be found here.



I have also used a chevron patterned paper from Rosie's studio.  The butterfly is coloured with copic markers and the inner portion of the wings are glittered with Stickles.  I also used some ribbon and some glitter epoxy circles from Grace Taylor.

Spring Flower

A spring card in pastel colours - rather than the brighter colours I usually tend towards!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Spring + Flower
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-time.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #407
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-407.html


I have used a couple of papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with some pearlescent paper and also used some of this to die-cut the flwoer.  I added three blue pearls to the contrast paper.

Spring Bird 2

Even though I am away from home with very limited crafting resources, I did manage to join in with the challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven this week.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Little Scraps of Heaven - Spring Bird 2
http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/time-to-start-new-challenge.html

I have used the papers and digi that came with the challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven.  I added some ribbon from Creativ.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Flowers

I followed the sketch for this one - but slightly amended the proportions.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/04/11/i-heart-sketches-with-a-twist-147/
From the Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/04/11/free-stamp-of-the-month-april-2016/

I have used patterned papers from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and  coloured with copic markers.

Here is the sketch and twist that I followed:

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Solar

I tried to keep this within the colours that I associate with the sun - which also happen to be my two favourite colours!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/april-challenge-new-conditions.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Sun, stars, etc
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-183.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-306-always-anything-goes_11.html

I have used a yellow card blank this time and added some orange mesh ribbon.  The image is from Beccy's Place - and for a change I didn't use copic markers for the colouring!  I got out two colours of Distress Inks - I used the lighter one first and then added a bit more depth with the darker one.

The epoxy circles are from This & That - and I found them on clearance yesterday.  There are three different colours in the pack so I'm sure you'll be seeing me use more of these soon!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Fantasy Flower Fairy

I'm not sure about that first word - but I wanted an alliteration with three words and I couldn't think of anything better!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-53.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Patterns (Dots and Stripes)
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-355.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Girls, Women, Ladies
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/april-challenge-4-girls-ladies-women.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Spring + Flower
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-time.html

This is the second card where I have used the same two papers from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I used the offcuts of one as contrast on the other!  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the fairy wings.  I also used some clear rhinestones coloured with a red copic marker (R59) and a flower embellishment (it came with the gem in the centre)

Just Dance

I have kept the card fairly CAS as I didn't want to distract away from the silhouette image.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Add a sentiment
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-311-add-sentiment-4102016.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Patterns
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-355.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-306-always-anything-goes_11.html

I have used two papers from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The silhouette image and sentiment are from Pickled Potpourri Designs.  I added a bit of colour to the silhouette using copic markers R46 and R35.  I also added some faux stitching using a Distress Marker.

I am currently staying in a motel room on my way to see my son and the lighting here isn't brilliant.  I have ended up with a bit of a shadow at the bottom of the photograph as a result!

Spring - in Autumn!

A spring card out of season - at least it is for me anyway.  Here we are in autumn - although so far I haven't seen many trees in autumn colours.  Alot of people near me seem to have more evergreen trees.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/gnomes-inspirations-anything-goes.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-306-always-anything-goes_11.html
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/tuesday-morning-sketches-347.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Easter/Spring/Pastel Colours
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/monthly-challenge-4-easter-spring.html

I have used some papers from Kaisercraft matted with some pearlescent paper.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers. 

I changed the shape of the image from the circle in the sketch to an oval as that suited my image better.

Christmas Blessings

I decided to use a large mat for the image - so I could show off some embossing!





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Green
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-276-colour-green.html
Di's Digis - Embossing
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/embossing-challenge.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio (I have had this particular pad for a couple of years and still have some left in it!).  I embossed a piece of lightweight green cardstock with a dots embossing folder and \used that to mat the image from Di's Digital Downloads. The image is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.

Poinsettia - and more poinsettia!

Isn't it funny how you can look at a paper in a paper pad and see one thing and then when you photograph it realise that it is different to what you thought.  I just thought this one was a striped paper until I was adding the watermark and realised the "stripes" were music staves.  Even now, knowing that, I can't see the staves unless I tilt the card in a certain direction!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Green
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-276-colour-green.html
Eureka Stamps - Sketch
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/eureka-stamps-challenge-188-sketch.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The images are both from Eureka Stamps.  I repeated the poinsettia border to create vertical stripes.  I used copic markers to colour the images and then a Distress Marker to add the faux stitching.  To finish, I added a Christmas embellishment.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Reindeer for the midway at CHNC Extra

That's right - it is midway through the christmas challenge at CHNC Extra for April.  And I have a reindeer card this time using an image from a set called Mini Set - Christmas Blocks from Bugaboo Stamps.


I have used a reindeer themed paper from Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added some mesh ribbon over the top.  I also die-cut the foil inner lid from a Drinking Chocolate tin using a Spellbinders scallop die and then added an embellishment on top.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Recycle or Upcycle
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/theme-challenge-theme-recycle-upcycle.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #407
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-407.html

Have a delicious day

In New Zealand, we call these Toffee Apples but I think that they may be called Candy Apples elsewhere.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/sketch-142.html
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/ants-in-my-pantry-digital-challenge-16.html

I ahve used a paper from a paper pad by lily bee design.  I chose a sentiment that I could separate into three lines to follow the sketch.  Both the sentiment and image are from Doodle Pantry. I coloured the image with copic markers R17, R14, R59, R46, E43 and then added some Glossy Accents to the toffee.  I also used some red and white bakers twine and some red ric-rac ribbon.

Spring Birds

I have quite a few bird themed papers but don't seem to make many cards featuring birds.  This was such a lovely image, I just had to create an image with it!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Spring HasSprung
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-186-spring-has.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Spring is in the Air
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/106-spring-is-in-air.html

I have used a bird themed paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  I edged the diecut from Spellbinders with Distress Marker - Milled Lavender.   I added some gold pearls from Rosie's Studio and some letter thickers to spell SPRING.

April Showers bring .......

There is a saying that goes "April Showers bring May Flowers" but since April and May are autumn months here it doesn't really apply!  April Showers are more likely to bring weeds!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Chocolate Coffee and Friends - Spring is in the Air
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/106-spring-is-in-air.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - National April Showers Day
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-april-8-14
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-135-anything-goes.html
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #407
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/stella-says-sketch-challenge-407.html

I have used a spring paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The borders and the circle embellishment come from the same paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and then matted with some pink cardstock.  I also added some Liquid Pearls to one of the borders.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Bah Humbug

What do you do when you can't sleep?  I went to bed a couple of hours ago - and tossed and turned for a while.  Then I decided I would get up and find a digi in my printed digis box and create a card with it!  I had printed out these digital papers and not used them either so it was a chance to use them too.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Palette
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-358-7th-of-april-colour-combo.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-193-anything-goes.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html
CHNC - Colour Green
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-276-colour-green.html

I have used a paper from Trimgym for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Dr Digi's House of Stamps.  I coloured the image with copic markers.  I used some green paper for matting and also added some red stars and some red Liquid Pearls.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Wishing Wisteria

I thought wishing was a good sentiment for this image - as the position of her hands looks like she is wishing for something.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/AG-NO-80.html
Aurora Wings - Make a wish
http://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-26-make-wish.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Make it girlie
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/challenge-78-make-it-girlie.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-193-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper, borders and label from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added the lettering WISH to the label.  The image is from Aurora Wings and coloured with copic markers.

Swinging High

I decided to use a more rectangular image which meant I had alot of white space in the square.  Adding some more twine balanced the image a bit more.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/ssw2-sketch-86-and-fresh-brewed-designs.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbon or Twine
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/freshly-brewed-challenge-201613-ribbon.html

I have used some scrapbooking papers from my stash.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  The twine is some I bought on clearance yesterday.  The sentiment is a digital sentiment from Digital Doodling



This is the sketch that I followed:

A lady and her cat

This is the second card that I have made using the colour palette at Crafty Gals.  It wasn't until I completed it that I realised that my laptop and the PC show the colours differently.  Goodness knows which is the correct interpretation!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - Colour Palette
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-66-color-palette-challenge.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-5.html

I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio. The image is from Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with copic markers.  The die is from Mariannes Designs.  I added some Liquid Pearls to the die cut.  I also used some white ribbon roses coloured with copic marker RV34

Moments Together

I wasn't sure whether I was going to get this card uploaded in time.  We had an electrical storm last night so I shut down the computer - and have got up early to get this uploaded.  I think I might head back to bed after this though!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Gals - Colour Palette
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-66-color-palette-challenge.html
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/anything-goes-dtbst-328.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft along with a sentiment from the same paper pad.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some pearls from Rosie's STudio.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Ahoy

I'm on a bit of a roll with cardmaking after creating very little over the past 3-4 weeks.  It feels good to be able to craft again!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (pirate)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/pinspirational-challenge-162.html
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/new-blog-challenge-no-52.html

I have used a maritime themed paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added some ribbon from my stash.  The image is from All Dressed Up and is coloured with Distress Ink - Weathered Wood along with some spot colouring using copic markers.  I matted with some black cardstock and then raised the image up using mount tape.

Attitude

This sentiment combined with this particular image gave me a giggle - I hope you get a bit of a giggle from it too!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Make us laugh
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/ikesworld-challenges-60-make-us-laugh.html
Crafting For All Seasons - Die Cuts/Punches
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/challenge-123-dt-call.html
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-5.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  I added some Angelina Fibres over the top.  The image is from Ike's Art and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some faux stitching around the edge of the image.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC and was purrfect for this image.  I also used some bakers twine and three pearls from Rosie's Studio.  The dies that I used for the image and the sentiment are both from Spellbinders (different sets though).

Girlie Christmas

I have created a girlie Christmas card - usually I do a more girlie theme for birthday cards but it was fun to do a girlie theme for a Christmas make.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Lace and/or Pearls (I used both)
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/lace-pearls-challenge.html
CRAFT - Colour Palette
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-358-7th-of-april-colour-combo.html
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Make it Girlie
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/challenge-78-make-it-girlie.html
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Baubles (embellishment)
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/christmas-baubles.html

I have used two papers from Trimgym for this card.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and has been coloured with copic markers.  I used a Mariannes Die for the diecutting.  I also added some lace from Sullivans, some pearls from Rosie's Studio, two bauble embellishments.  Matting is textured cardstock from American Crafts.

Spring Birdie

After having a very disrupted month of March, and April looking to fare not much better, it is great to have been able to craft some cards today!  This one is for the second challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven - I had intended joining in the first challenge but I didn't get any further than printing out the image!  Some day that card may get finished!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Little Scraps of Heaven - Spring Bird
http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/spring-bird-challenge.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-272.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - April Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

I have used three papers and a digi image from the pack provided for the challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven (one of the papers was used for matting).   I coloured the image with copic markers.  I also die-cut a flower using a die from Elizabeth Crafts and added some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Steampunk Face

I bought this embossing folder a couple of weeks ago as I wanted something I could use for more masculine cards.  I just had to use it when a steampunk themed challenge came up!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The East Wind - Steampunk
http://www.theeastwind.com/

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  The image is from The East Wind and has been coloured with a combination of Gelatos and copic markers.  I added a touch of Glossy Accents to the tear ducts.  I die-cut some gears using a Memory Box die and added these to her hair. 

Snow Lady

For some reason when I looked at the sketch at From The Heart Stamps, I wanted to create a Christmas card.  I think it might have been that I had the option of including quite a large piece of glitter cardstock!






I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2016/04/04/i-heart-sketches-with-a-twist-146/

I have used a paper from Sugar and Spice Studio along with another small piece for the pennant.  The image is from From The Heart Stamps and coloured with copic markers.  I added some Stickles to the snow and the pom pom on the hat.  The glitter cardstock and the red cardstock for the matting are from American Crafts.  I also used some clear glitter domes as accents.

Here is the sketch and twist that I followed:

Baby Boy Blue

I don't have many baby cards in my stash - and what I do seems to be girl cards!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Baby Cards
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/eureka-stamps-challenge-187-baby-cards.html
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/challenge-306-always-anything-goes.html

I have used a paper, border and embellishment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image and BABY lettering are digital stamps from Eureka Stamps.  I inked the edge of the diecut with Distress Ink - Old Paper and then coloured the image with copic markers.  I also added a blue bow from satin ribbon.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Candy Cane colours

Here is the second card that I managed to create today - a fun card!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-275-vintage-or-anything.html
Spellbinding Stamps - Make it Sparkly
http://www.spellbindingstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/make-it-sparkly-challenge.html

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Nikki Burnette and is coloured with copic markers.  The glitter cardstock is from American Crafts.  I also added some extra sparkle with some red glitter tape, some clear glitter domes and some Stickles - Frosted Lace.

Vintage Christmas


I am still struggling to get back on top of things but managed today to create a couple of cards.  The first is a vintage christmas card with two images:




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CHNC - Vintage
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/chnc-challenge-275-vintage-or-anything.html
Delicious Doodles - Recipe
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/april-challenge-recipe-3-design-papers.html

I have used three papers from MME - two of them have been used to create the embellishment.  The images are both from Delicious Doodles.  I inked the images with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and then added some colour with copic markers.  The dies used to create the embellishment are from Mariannes Designs and the pearl from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

It's your birthday again?

I don't usuallly make funny cards - but for some reason I was drawn to this sentiment! 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Funny
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-185-foolish.html


I have used a paper from Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I have also used some pearls from Rosie's Studio and some washi tape.