Saturday, 19 August 2017

Anything Goes At Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

The Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this fortnight is sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and Peppercus Designs.





I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy called Sweet Tooth Hedgehog.




I also used a digital paper from Michele R Designs, some rose embellishments from Rosie's Studio, a sticker label and some gemstones.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

Libra

I've got a really busy day today - so I don't have much time to get this uploaded!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Zodiac
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-252.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Ultimate Crafts called Oh La La.  The image is from Delicious Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted with black cardstock and added some black pearls.  I also added a stamped sentiment (not sure of the brand but I think it might be one that came free with a craft magazine).

Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas Buttons

I bought these christmas buttons some time ago and have the majority of them still unused!  Time to start using them I think.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - Use Buttons
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/pam-challenge-for-the-week-of-8-12
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-12-anything-christmas-goes.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image is from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers to match the ornaments in the background paper.  I also added a strip of organza ribbon and two Christmas themed buttons.

Awesome

So far today, the sky is just overcast - but I'm thinking it is going to rain sometime in the next couple of hours.  It would be great to get through a day without any rain - so that I can hang my washing outside to dry!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Add a butterfly or butterflies
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-93-add-butterflybutterflies.html
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-8-august-anything-goes_15.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Ultimate Crafts.  The image is from Ppinky Dolls and has been coloured with copic markers and matted with some orange cardstock.  I also added a sentiment and a butterfly (with Kindy Glitz added to it) that come from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.

Spread Your Wings

Today looks like it is going to be another rainy day!  I'm starting to get sick of the rain as it has rained every day for at least the past 2 weeks!  I am so looking forward to summer and warmer drier days!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/wk32-anything-goes-digi-choosday.html
Creative Craft Cottage - Add a Butterfly/Butterflies
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-93-add-butterflybutterflies.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Ultimate Crafts.  The image is from Polka Doodles and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a sentiment and a butterfly from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Hello Lovely

When I think of a straw hat, I think of gardening.  This image was perfect with a big straw hat!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Straw Hat
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-11-august-2017

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some dots around the scallops using a copic marker.  I added some pre-coloured red ribbon roses.

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

This card has been inspired by the song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Inspired By Music
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-256-inspired-by.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by ProvoCraft.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers.  The edges have also been inked with a copic marker. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Growth

The start of a new challenge at Scribbles Designs and the theme this month is "The Power Of Words"

I have used a sentiment from Scribbles Designs called Growth.





I also used a card blank, paper and gemstones from a paper pack by Dovecraft.  The die I used is from Creative Expressions.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Winter Nativity

We are midway through the current challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  This month our sponsor is NS Designs





I have used images from a digi set by NS Designs called Winter Village Nativity 2. I used them to create a never-ending card so there are a few photos here:







The tutorial that I followed for the never ending card is from Beccy's Place and can be found here.

I also used the gold paper from Glitteratti 2: Traditional Christmas Colours-Dark Collection from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. 

Colouring of the images is with copic markers,  and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a vellum sentiment from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.

Biking

I felt like crafting a bit today.   Still not fully recovered yet though.  For this one, I went with a masculine theme:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-14_20.html

I used two papers, a border and a topper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from KennyK Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I matted the image with some black cardstock.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Warm Wintery Wishes

We are midway through August already!  That means that we are also midway through the Anything Christmas challenge at CHNC Extra.  The sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.


For my midway card, I have used an image and sentiment from Snowman Set 2.



I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some vellum embellishments - 3 stars and a star border.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 513
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/stella-says-sketch-challenge-513.html
Open-Minded Crafty Fun - Airy in August (snowy weather)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/monthly-challenge-19-airy-in-august.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-341.html

Ice-cream

Nothing says summer more than an ice-cream!  I just wish it was summer here and that it was the weather for an ice-cream.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Ice-cream)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-196.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-9
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Summer
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-139-anything-goes-optional.html

I have use a paper from Kaisercraft along with some glitter cardstock.  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy and is coloured with copic markers.  I added some Dimensional Magic to the cherry on the top of the ice-cream.  I also used some washi tape, a wooden sunflower embellishment and some foam embellishments.

Bright and Bold

I got out some of my fluorescent copic markers for this one!


 
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-196.html
Sami Stamps - Bright Colours
http://samistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/new-release-flower-unicorns-and-sami.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Bo Bunny.  The image is from Sami Stamps and as I said above is coloured with copic markers - a combination of the fluorescent ones and standard ones.  I also added some washi tape and some bright star embellishments.

Enjoy A Slice Of Summer

The sun is finally shining at the moment - but if the past week is anything to go by it is likely to be pouring down within the hour!  I have created a summery card in honour of the sun shining!  Two weeks until spring so maybe we'll start seeing a bit more sun soon!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Summer Food)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/pinspirational-challenge-196.html
Imagine That - Creative Playground
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/08/creative-link-up-for-august.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-341.html

I have used a digital paper, image and sentiment from Imagine That.  Colouring is with copic markers - including the inking on the edge of the image and sentiment die-cut.  I also added some spotted ribbon from American Crafts and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Celebrate Your Special Day

We have had a week of rain, rain and more rain.  The sun came out for a little while yesterday but not long enough to get the washing dried outside. 


I would like to enter these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Celebrate + sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc081417

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Nitwit Collections.  The image is from Sheepski Designs and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a sentiment from Desert Diva and some roses from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.

Friday, 11 August 2017

All Great Things Take Time

This sentiment could apply to the weather here - in that it is taking a long time for the sun to make an appearance!  We have had rainy day after rainy day lately.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Limited Runs - Progressive Challenge
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/progressive-challenge-6-round-3.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/sketch-174.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Limited Runs and is coloured with copic markers.  I added a piece of corrugated card behind the image.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Happy Birthday

An aquatic card today - following a sketch from Feeling Sketchy.




I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Di's Digis - Just Add Water
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/just-add-water-challenge.html
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/sketch-174.html

I have used a paper and a sentiment from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added a piece of textured paper behind the image from Di's Digi Downloads.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Roses

I used hot pink on the centre vase as well as the pearls - but in the photograph the hot pink on the vase looks more purple (it doesn't in real life though!)



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - 3 Layers + Ribbon +Hot Pink
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/recipe-challenge-3-layers-scallops-hot.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Roses
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-august-4-2017


I have used a digital paper from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is also from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I layered on to silver cardstock and then on to burgundy and then added scalloped edges with the silver cardstock.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Happy Birthday

A simple shaped card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Marianne's Designs - Anything Goes
http://mariannedesign.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-182.html

I have used the following Marianne's Designs products:

LR0242 - Anja's Squares
LR0291 - Shoe
LR0233 - Happy Birthday

I also used some pearlescent paper and cardstock along with a corrugated paper strip and some Nuvo Drops.

Take Time To Enjoy The Beauty Around You

Something that we all need to remember to do!  It is so easy to get caught up in the rush of everyday life and forget to take that time to enjoy the beauty around.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Star Stampz - Hand coloured image
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/hand-colored-image-challenge.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Faux Stitching
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-august-3-9-twist-faux-stitches
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Just About Time
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2017/06/good-morning-to-all-of-you-thank-you-to.html


I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Star Stampz and is coloured with copic markers.  The sentiment is from Fred She Said.  I added faux stitching around both the image and sentiment using a copic marker.  I also added a dome embellishment.

Colour combo card

CRAFT challenge provided some papers to work with for their challenge.  As I love working with digital papers, I created two cards this week!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Combo
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-427-3rd-of-august-colour-combo.html
Brown Sugar - 3 DP + ribbon (bow)
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-262-use-3-pattern-papers-and.html

I have used 3 of the digital papers from Trimgym and matted them with some cardstock to match.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a pre-made ribbon bow.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Especially For You

I'm gradually getting over this flu - and feeling more like crafting again. 



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-15-anything-goes.html
Crafty Gals Corner - Celebrate
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-134-celebrate.html
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Palette
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-427-3rd-of-august-colour-combo.html
Brown Sugar - 3 Patterned Papers + ribbon
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-262-use-3-pattern-papers-and.html

I have used three papers from Trimgym.  I added some satin ribbon from American Crafts.  The image is from Morgan's Art World and coloured with copic markers.  I also added a sentiment topper.

On Your Birthday

This is the second card that I created using the same image.  Yesterday, I used bright bold colours, while today's card is in monochromatic brown.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - Monochromatic
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/colour-challenge-1-august-2017
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-340.html

I have used a card blank, paper, sentiment topper, buttons and flower piece from a monochromatic pack from Dovecraft.  The image is from Mari Digis and is coloured with copic markers.

No Words

This fortnight the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is No Words.  We are sponsored this challenge by Small and Round.



I have used an image from Small and Round.



I also used a card blank, paper and embellishments from Dovecraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Especially For You

I have created two cards with this same image - trying to get a different look for each of the cards!  This is the first of them:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-gcc073117-anything-goes
CCC Digi Creations - Buttons and/or Bows
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-78-buttons-andor-bows.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft. The image is from Mari Digis and is coloured with copic markers.  I also edged the die-cut with a copic marker.  I added some hot pink trim, a sentiment topper and a hot pink bow.

I'm sorry I've checked twice....

your name just ain't there!  I just love that sentiment!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-11-anything-christmas-goes.html
QKR Stampede - Make It Humorous
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-255-make-it.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.   Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Thank You

I tried to match the photos in the image to that of the paper as it was such a gorgeous paper.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Things with Wings
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-250.html
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-340.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle and coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a sentiment topper and some Angelina Fibre.

Fur and Feathers

This little chick and kitten are so cute!  I combined fur (kitten) and feathers (chick)!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Aurora Wings - Fur and/or Feathers
https://aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-54-fur-and-feathers.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Things With Wings
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-250.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad.  The image is from Aurora Wings and is coloured with copic markers.  Faux stitching is also with a copic marker.  I also used some bakers twine and a sentiment topper.

Beachy Thank You

A CAS beach themed card:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Beachy
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/cic416-little-miss-muffet-stamps.html
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-168-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Sunday Challenge - Beach
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/cas-challenge-july-30-2017

'I have used a paper, sentiment and border from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Little Miss Muffet and is coloured with copic markers.

Hello Friend

I'm starting to feel better as I think the medicine is starting to kick in.  So, today I have actually managed to create a few cards.  This is the first of them:



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
 http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-92-anything-goes.html
Imagine That - July Challenge
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/july-monthly-link-up-reminder-anything.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image and sentiment are from Imagine That.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I added some tiny pearls from Ultimate Crafts.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Have A Wonderful Day

A CAS card today - for two reasons.   One is that I didn't want to cover too much of the background paper and the other is that I am still feeling unwell so running out of time to complete this card before the challenge it is intended for closes!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Down On The Farm
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/qkt-stampede-challenge-254-down-on-farm.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft called "Old Mac".  The image and sentiment are both from QKR Stampede.   I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Wink of Stella (yellow) as well as adding some faux stitching around both the image and sentiment with a Distress Marker (Chipped Sapphire).

Live Laugh Farm

I'm still struggling with sickness so not doing much.  I have tried to create something when I feel up to it.  This is one I have managed to complete:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Scallops + 3 Layers + Hot Pink
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/recipe-challenge-3-layers-scallops-hot.html
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - For The Love Of Cows
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-july-28-2017


I have used a paper and two tags from a farm themed paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The scallop border is from a different paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers.  I also added a wooden cow embellishment.  Matting is pearlescent paper.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Seasons Greetings

I have had a bad head cold for the past few days and haven't felt up to crafting.  Today, I feel slightly less heady so have sat down and crafted.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Star Stampz - Christmas in July
http://starstampz.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/christmas-in-july-challeng.html
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-261-anything-goes.html
CCC Digi Creations - Buttons and/or Bows (Bow)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.co.nz/2017/08/challenge-78-buttons-andor-bows.html

I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Graphic 45.  The sentiment is from an embellishment pack by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Star Stampz and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also added a bow from Krafty Korner.

Peek A Boo

Midway point of the Use Your Noodle to Doodle challenge at Scribbles Designs.


I have used an image from Scribbles Designs called Peek A Boo and a paper from a set called Puppy Power.



I have also used a sentiment from an embellishment pack and some lace edging.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Colours of Autumn

This month I have the honour of being the Guest Designer at Delicious Doodles.  The theme for the challenge is "Colours of Autumn".  I used an image called Steampunk Heart.



I also used a paper from a paper pad by MultiCraft.  I coloured the image with copic marker and then fussy cut the image.  I also added some russet coloured textured paper and some wooden embellishments which I coloured with some Finnabar Rust Effect Paste.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Stampers - Favourite Colours
http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/9-favorite-colorslieblingsfarben.html
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Just About Time
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2017/06/good-morning-to-all-of-you-thank-you-to.html

Christmas Teddies

It is the start of August - and the start of the August challenge at CHNC Extra.  As usual, the challenge is Anything Christmas and the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.



I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called BUGWINTERTOPP.


I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio. Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz with some faux stitching added with a Distress Marker.  I added some christmas organza ribbon and some christmas washi tape.

The layout follows the current sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/challenge-261-anything-goes.html
Winter Wonderland - Use a Digi
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/07/use-digi-image.html