Sunday, 4 April 2021

Enchanting Butterflies by The Paper Shelter for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends on the 4th of April, 2021


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the fourth challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:

The sponsor for this challenge is:
We were given the digital stamp Enchanting Butterflies from The Paper Shelter which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have cut the image with my paper cutter, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • lips - RV14, RV19
  • hair - BG000, BG45, BG49, BV13, BV17, BV08, RV10, RV04, RV66, RV09
  • dress - RV14, RV17, RV19
  • butterflies yellow - Y11, Y15, Y17
  • butterflies purple - V12, V15, V17
  • butterflies blue - B12, B14, B16
  • flowers yellow - Y11, Y17
  • background - V000, V01
  • outline - RV19
I have added glitter pen to the butterfly trails and adhered the coloured image on to a square white card from Envelope Solutions, then added rhinestones coloured with BG49 and RV19.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

Here is another image of the card in brighter sunlight:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 17th of April, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 4th of April, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #154.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Classic Design Challenge April #4 - April Anything Goes 
Allsorts Challenge Week 617/8 - Anything Goes with an option of Monochromatic
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #48 - April Anything Goes plus optional twist of No Stamping - I generally have stamps on my creations, except for last month!

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 2 April 2021

Mika by SheepSki Designs for Winter Wonderland on the 2nd of April, 2021


At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Michelle.
Welcome to our fourth challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:

Peace on Earth


So here is my card:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.
"Peace on Earth"

Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs:

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers. I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. 

In January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey. I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby. Welcome to my world Andrea xx


And the prize on offer for the winner is - 3 images of their choice 

I was given Mika for my image, which I digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E11
  • hair - YR14, YR18, E08, E18
  • dress - V01, V04, V06, V09
  • wings - BG000/B000, B00, BV02, V000, V01, V04, BG05, C1
  • dove - C0, C1, C3, Y17
  • sky - RV00, Y00, G00, BG53, B32, B34, B37, B39, white gel pen
  • outline - V06
I then adhered the coloured image on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is a close-up of the colouring - there is sparkle on the wings, but it is hard to see:


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round April Challenge - Something that starts with G and/or H - I have a Girl with long Hair!


There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 6th of May, 2021.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 5th of April to find out the winners of the Trees Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Hoppy Easter for April Love to Craft Challenge Blog #57 on the 1st of April, 2021



For my third challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog, I decided to use a digital stamp from La-La Land Crafts. As it is Easter just around the corner, I decided on the Easter Bunny which was released last year as a digital stamp, but you can also find it as a clear stamp in Oh Crop drawn by the wonderful Irina from La-La Land Crafts.

Anyway, here is my card:


I have digitally stamped the Easter Bunny with one of the sentiments on to X-Press It Blending Card.
Then I have coloured with the following Copics pens:
  • bunny - E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R30
  • egg - V20, V22, V25, V28, clear Wink of Stella
  • grass - YG61, YG63, YG67
  • sky - BG000, B000, B00, B12, B21, B23, E50, Y11, R000, R20, R30, RV42
  • outline - B69
I have cut around the image with my paper cutter and then adhered it to a white square card from Envelope Solutions. Then I have added some rhinestones that I coloured with B69 and V28 to the corners.

I have taken inspiration for the colouring from La-Land Crafts Blog.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Friday the 30th of April, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 5th of April to find out the winners of Challenge #56.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge April #4 - 5th Birthday Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #419 - Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #48 - Anything Goes and the optional twist of No Stamping
2 Crafty Critter Crazies for April 2021 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two! I have a cute bunny!
(My daughter wanted sugar cookies similar to these for Easter!)


Thanks for looking!

Club La-La Land Marci with Sled and Bears for the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #33 on the 1st of April, 2021


For my third challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as I have been collecting a whole bunch of Christmas stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts, I decided to use the November 2020 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit. I have used both the stamp sets and some of the dies!

Here is my card:



Anyway, I have stamped Marci with Sled and the three bear images from the November 2020 Club LLLC Kit using Black Tuxedo Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card.
Then I have coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
  • lips - R20, R22
  • hair - E21, E23, E25, E29
  • grey - C0, C1, C3
  • reds - R32, R35, R37, R39
  • blues - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • pompoms on hats - Twinkle Stickles
  • sled - E31, E33, E35, E37
  • outline - BG000/B000 (I have accidentally refilled my BG000 with B000!) 
I fussy cut out the images and then using my die cutting machine cut out the Fence on a Hill and the Winter Houses in some card stock from my stash. I adhered everything to my slimline card from Envelope Solutions.

I have taken inspiration for the colouring from La-La Land Crafts Blog.

Here is a close-up of the colouring of the images:


As I couldn't fit everything on the slimline card, I added one of the bears and the sentiment to the inside of the card:


There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Friday the 30th of April, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 5th of April to find out the winners of Challenge #32.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge April #4 - 5th Birthday Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round April - Something that starts with G and/or H - I have a girl and some houses! I also one of the Top Picks for March!! :)
NBUS Challenge #25 - Never Before Used Schtuff, otherwise Anything Goes!
2 Crafty Critter Crazies for April 2021 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two! I have a few bears who are very cute!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 27 March 2021

The Friendship Collection by Gina at Weeds and Wildflowers Supply

I am happy to say that Gina is back! Many years ago, (well, it probably wasn't that long ago, but it seems that long ago!) I did a bunch of digital scrapbooking using Weeds and Wildflowers Designs products from Gina - I put together a whole book about Christofer's first year of life and gave it to his godparents and grandparents. I also did a bunch of Project 365 layouts, but then I got too busy and Gina stopped designing.....but now she is back! So excited!! I have put together two layouts so far, a desktop and a layout about Christofer's last cricket match for this first term season. Here they are:


March 2021 Desktop using papers and elements from The Friendship Collection, Simple Squares 7 for the calendar and Simple Squares 33 for "March" on the calendar. The photo is our view looking out over the hills towards the city in the morning.


Last Cricket Match using paper, elements and alphas from The Friendship Collection. The photos are of Christofer playing cricket.

I will add more layouts as I make them. I have just moved over to a new computer which also means the latest version of PSE....the PSE part is fine, it is just like my old version, but the Organizer is a pain in the you know what!!! But maybe I haven't set it up properly yet.... :)


You can find Weeds and Wildflowers Supply on:

Thanks for looking!
Signature using The Discover Collection

Friday, 26 March 2021

Spring Bunny from Jan's Digital Stamps for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 26th of March, 2021


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 26th of March, 2021, we are sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamps and I chose Spring Bunny.

Here is my card:


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iJan's Digital Stamps

I have digitally printed the Spring Bunny image and sentiment on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • bunny - E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R30
  • purple egg and flowers - V20, V22, V25
  • blue egg - B12, B14, B16
  • pink egg - R81, R83, R85
  • yellow flowers - Y11, Y13, Y15, YR24, YR18
  • little pink flowers - RV63, RV66
  • berries - R27, R59
  • branches - E13, E15, E17
  • grass/leaves - YG21, G43, G46
  • background - BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • outline - BG000, YG21
  • sentiment - BG000, glitter pen
I have cut around the image using my scissors and adhered it on to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesome Monthly Classes.

Here is another photo of the card, showing the sparkle on the sentiment:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
March The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #377 - Use florals - I have a few flowers around the bunny
Crafty Creations Challenge #419 - January Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #47 - March Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cutting

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Thanks for looking!
                                

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Butterfly Bunny by All Dressed Up for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge for the 7th of March, 2021


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for the third challenge of 2021 for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my card:


I finished this card in the evening, so I was not able to take a photo outside, so you really can't see the sparkle on this image.

The sponsor for this challenge is:




I chose the digital stamp Butterfly Bunny from All Dressed Up Stamps which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card, cut with my paper cutter, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • bunny - C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, R20
  • butterflies blue - B12, B14, B16, glitter pens
  • butterflies purple - V20, V22, V25, V28, glitter pens
  • flowers pink - RV10, RV63, RV66
  • flowers orange - YR12, YR14, YR18
  • leaves - YG03, G14
  • butterfly net - E15, E17
  • grass - G12, G14, G17
  • background - BG0000, BG000
  • outline - BG01
I have adhered the coloured image on to a square white card from Envelope Solutions and stamped the sentiment from Blooming Wonderful by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy using Nautical Blue Memento ink. But it seems to have been retired! I seem to have picked everything extra that has retired this week!

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:


There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 20th of March, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 7th of March, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #152.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Classic Design Challenge March #3 - March Anything Goes 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies March Challenge - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #47 - March Anything Goes plus optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut

Thanks for looking!