Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 Brother's Birthday Card

Crafty Cardmakers challenge this fortnight is 'Autumn'. This can include anything associated with the season: colours, fall scenes, pumpkins, leaves, etc. You can also create anything you like such as, cards, tags, projects as long as it meets the challenge theme and rules. Have fun and create!

I made a card for my brother using a stamp 'Birthday Turtle' from  'QKR'. I went with fall colours and some 'falling' leaves. The  button and twine are for added interest.The green background paper is dry embossed and all the papers are Stampin  UP.  The leaves were die cut/punches borrowed from a friend. The image was coloured with Prismacolor Markers.

Won the QKR Winner  award
Placed Top Three@ Robyn's Fetish

. Challenges:
1. QKR Stampede #209 Anything Goes
2. Lacy Sunshine's Color and Craft: Sept17th Anything Goes
3. Great Impressions: September Anything Goes
4. Whoopsi Daisy Digi: Autumnal Colours
5. Robyn's FetishIDIC Challenge: #334 Anything for Fall

Monday, September 5, 2016

Engagement Card

Crafty Cardmakers challenge this fortnight is "Layers", lots of layers. Hope you all join us for this fun challenge. You can create whatever you like as long as it meets the challenge theme (cards, tags,boxes,etc) and you enter no more than 15 other challenges.

Aaaah layers, sometimes hard to pull off and other times it all comes together relatively easy. Such was the case with this card, it just came together. Six layers counting the ribbon.. The image is from Mo Manning and is coloured with PrismaMarkers.

This card was created for the  Engagement for a young couple very dear to my heart.

1. A bit More Time to Craft: #27 Anything Goes
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: September Anything Goes
3. Crafty Awesomeness September Challenge: Anything Goes
4. Cute as a Button: #26 Anything Goes
5. Petal Lu Challenge:#21 Anything Goes
6. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #83 Lots of Layers
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #41 Anything Goes
8. The Ribbon Girls:September Challenge
9. Scrappers Delight: Challenge #59 September Anything Goes
10. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Weddings/Anniversaries/Love

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunflower and Mouse - Outlawz

A cute little mouse by Diane Carubia of Di's Digis and time for another Progressive Challenge  over at the Outlawz. The image is titled 'Sunflower Mouse'  and if you join the challenge he is your's for free and a new image will be emailed to you for the next month's challenge. For all the details see here.

Mine is a 4" x 5 1/2" card for a friends daughter who is turning eleven this month. The image was coloured with a mixture of Prisma Markers and Copics. The sentiment was created in Word.

1. Animal Friends Challenge: Animals with fur
2. Card Mania: CMC#84 Earth Tones
3. Crafts and Me Challenge: September Challenge  ATG optional Autumn
4. Stamps Sun Challenge: #173 Anything Goes
5. Not Just Cards:Anything Goes
6. Kreativeinkauf:#42; Sunflower
7. Outlawz Progressive challenge: September

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Sea Mermaid

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge this fortnight is 'By or Under the Sea'.  The challenge is to create either an underwater or coastal/beach scene. I used a mermaid from the 'One Odd Girl' digital stamps collection and created a sponged  underwater background for her.

Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl 'Bubbles Mermaid'
Sentiment; created on a Word document
Papers by Stampin Up
Ink : Stampin Up
Technique: background sponging (  for both the square and rectangle)
Other: blue stickers, blue flower, rhinestones

We are sponsored by:

1. Alphabet Challenge Blog (JFF): M is for Mystical
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 20 Anything Goes
3. Creative Fingers Challenge Challenge #114 Anything Goes 
4. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #152 Anything Goes
5. Pattie's Creations: Challenge 125 Anything Goes
6. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #33 Anything Goes or add Texture
7. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #144  Anything Goes
8. Southern Girls: :Anything Goes #141

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Girl with Flowers

Time for the Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge and this month's freebie is'August'  by Andrea Norris from Sheepski Designs. A lovely image indeed! All the papers are Stampin' Up's' including the designer  paper (old  6x6 paper stack). The sentiment was created in 'Word' but is not my own, just a saying I happened to like. I used Copics to colour the image.  The flower was laying around in my stash.
I printed the image out twice, coloured one, cut it out and adhered it to the designer paper. On the second printed image I coloured a section of  the flowers, cut that out  and placed it on top of the adhered image.  Gave it a nice dimensional look.

1.Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge    for the month of August.
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: #25 Anything Goes
3. The ABC Challenge: M is for Maiden
4. CCC Digi Creations: #54 Anything Goes
5. Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge Tic Tac Toe Gcc080816 I used 'Flowers,image and Punch /DieCut row
6. Polkadoodles: Week 31 Anything Goes
7. Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes #34
8. Digital Delights - Delightful Monthly Challenge #12

Monday, August 8, 2016


New challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers  and the theme is 'Time'.  There are various ways to interpret this and I choose to highlight 'time pieces' of days gone by and to give my card a bit of a vintage feel.

Stamp: Inkadinkado rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin' Up summer sun, chocolate chip  creamy carmel
Markers - Prisma Colour Light Tan, Sunburst yellow, yellow ochre

The two butterflies and the large pocket watch were made dimensional (printed out twice , coloured, cut out and mounted over the original stamp image)...

Made top 3 at Artbymiran
Made top 3 at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 

1. Crafts and Me: August Challenge-Anything Goes
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: August use a digi or stamp
3. 613 Avenue Create#188 Anything Goes
4. Great Impressions August Challenge-Anything Goes
5. Penny Black and More Challenge: Anything Goes with a Stamp
6. Stamping Sensations Challenge Anything Goes (must use stamp)
7. Scrappers Delight: #58AugustAnything Goes
8. Artbymiran: #64 Anything Goes (No digi's)
9. Crafting with Friends: #26 Anything Goes

Monday, July 25, 2016


Crafty Cardmakers new challenge for this  fortnight is 'Summer'. You can  interpret this theme as you like as long as its based on something associated with the season.You can create anything you like, card, tags, etc as long as it meets the challenge and the 15 or less challenge entry rule.
My summer garden is  always blooming in poppies,glorious  yellow Icelandic, fluffy red annuals and towering red orange orientals. The yellows will grow all season long but the orientals have a brief few weeks and then they are gone with the odd one or two blooms appearing in the late summer.   I look forward to them every year.

This card is for a wonderful friend and close neighbour. The card is simplistic but I am pleased with how it turned out.

Stamp: digital stamp from Just Inklined
Dies: Spellbinders ovals, Dee's Distinctively Lattice 2
Embossing Folder: Polka Dots
Other. ribbon and button from stash

Top Three - Crafts Encore and  Great Impressions

1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #38 Anything Goes
2. Great Impressions: July Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Broken Fairy: #7 Anything Goes with a Twist of Embossing (Heat or Dry)
4. Crafting with Dragonflies: #62 Anything Goes
5. Little Claire's Designs:#71 Anything Goes
6. A Bit More Time to Craft:#24 Anything Goes
7. Crafts EncoreChallenge  Anything Goes
8. Creatalicious Challenges: #25 Anything Goes with Optional flowers 
9. Sisters of Craft July Anything GoesChallenge