Sunday, 3 July 2022

Making Memories by Joy Clair Designs for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #185 on the 3rd of July, 2022

 

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #185, the 3rd of July 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I'm writing this on Saturday night and we are just back from my daughter's dance concert, although we had to wait nearly two hours before we saw her - she was performing in the last dance and the finale!

Anyway, here is my completed card:

Here is a angled view so you can see the dimension:

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


I chose to print two of the bears from Making Memories as well as one of the sentiments. I have digitally printed the images on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • bears - C00, C0, C1, C3, R20
  • turquoise/teal - BG11, BG13, B15, BG18
  • blue - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • antlers - E70, E71, E74
  • outline of sentiment - BG15
I have fussy cut out the coloured images and then was looking around at incomplete projects and found a shadow box card that I was going to use for Christmas last year - I have a variation of it here.

Just looking back through my photos and there is not any of this process! Surprising for me!
Anyway, I think I have inked a square of white card stock with Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink, then stamped the square Winter Whimsy Background stamp by La-La Land Crafts with Versamark ink before sprinkling with some glittery white embossing powder from my stash and heat embossing!
I created the shadow box card using the same technique as in the post here, but used white textured card stock for the card and silver paper for the inside.

The sentiment was outlined in black glitter pen, then die cut with one of the flags from Long Flags die set by La-La Land Crafts. The blue snowflake paper on the inside is from the Blue Christmas Paper Pack by La-La Land Crafts.

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

Here is a photo of the inside:

Here are some photos of the layout before adhering:


Here is another photo of the completed card from the top:

Here is a photo close-up of the colouring of the bears before they were fussy cut:


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 16th of July, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 3rd of July, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #184.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Crafting Happiness Challenge #125 - June Anything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #90 - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round July - Christmas with Snowflakes


Thanks for looking!
                                 

Saturday, 2 July 2022

June 2022 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 

I signed up again for the Card Chain Challenge! Essentially you sign up and make a card that you send to the person before you in the sign up and the person that signed up after you, sends you a card!

For June, I made a card to send to Robyn in Queensland, Australia - this is wh
at I sent her:

Here are the options that we had to make the card:




Theme Options: Fluffy / Funny / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Pipe Cleaners / Pop-Up


I originally chose the Friendship theme and then Pop-Up! I was going to finally use my twist pop-up die from La-La Land Crafts - but I seem to have misplaced it somewhere in my house...... so annoying!! I have looked everywhere! Hopefully now that I am posting about it, it will pop up! Pardon the pun, but you just have to laugh!

Anyway, it took me a few ideas to reorganise my card - I had already coloured Marci and the squirrels, so then I looked at the sketch and realised I had some scraps of paper that I could cut to use as detailed in the sketch. I had already coloured Marci with teal and I have a fluffy squirrel!

Here is a photo from a different angle so you can see the dimension:

Here are some photos of the inside of the card:

Here are some photos of the outside of the card before putting it all together:

Here is a photo of the paper strips and Marci laid out before gluing everything down:

I have stamped Warm Thoughts Marci and the squirrels from the November 2021 Club La-La Land Crafts kit and then coloured them with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, white gel pen
  • lips - RV55, RV66, clear Wink of Stella
  • hair - E13, E15, E17, E19
  • pink - RV10, RV63, RV55, RV66
  • teal - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
  • top of hat - Twinkle Stickles
  • tights - C00, C0, C1, white gel pen
  • boots - C3, C5, C7
  • cup - C00, C0, C1, C3, BG11, BG13, BG15
  • red squirrel - I can't remember - I am thinking E90s though? R20, white gel pen
  • brown squirrel - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, R20
Here is a close up of the colouring of Warm Thoughts Marci before I fussy cut her:

and the squirrels:

I didn't end up needing the brown squirrel - so I'll save him for another project.

To finish the front of the card, I have die cut white card stock from the second biggest postage stamp die from La-La Land Crafts. Then stamped a sentiment from July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts kit in Nautical Blue Memento ink and then I edged the postage stamp in BG18.

I had some scraps of Celebrate Paper Pack from La-La Land Crafts that I have cut and then edged with my BG18 Copic marker. I adhered them to the white card from Envelope Solutions using double-sided tape. Then I adhered Marci and the sentiment with foam tape to give a bit of dimension.

I had already coloured the squirrel and I wanted to use him, so I added him to the inside of the card. Then from white card stock, I die cut the coffee pot from July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts kit in white card stock, then coloured with the teal and pink based Copics markers as above. Then I die cut the second smallest of the long flags die set from La-La Land Crafts in white card stock and stamped the sentiment from Warm Thoughts Marci in Nautical Blue Memento ink. I outlined the flag in RV66. I adhered the coffee pot, squirrel and sentiment flag to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.

As usual I found inspiration from La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness Challenge #125 - June Anything Goes


I hope that Robyn likes the card, I was a little late posting it as I was totally thrown by not finding my pop-up twist die! :)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 1 July 2022

Unwrap the Magic Hippo Card for Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #45 for July/August 2022


I am now also back on the Design Team of Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog. Again the challenges are longer than before. So for this challenge #45 for Jul/Aug 2022 I chose to use an image that I have coloured previously by La-La Land CraftsThen I have also used some dies and a sentiment from my new La-La Land Crafts stash as well as a design from the La-La Land Crafts Card Making Workshop.

Here is my card for this month:


Here is another photo of the card from the front:

Here is a photo of the inside:


I have stamped one of the hippos from Merry Hippos Clear Stamp Set from the wonderful wonderful Irina at La-La Land Crafts on to X-Press It Blending card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • hippo - E40, E41, E43, E44, R30
  • red - R22, R24, R49, R29, R89
  • green - G02, G05, G09
  • nails - C1, C3, C5
I have also used Twinkle Stickles on the end of the hat.

The layout of the card is the same as the one that I posted in June: Father's Day Hippo Card, but I have used different paper and dies.
For the front topper:

I have die cut white card stock from Rounded Stitched Rectangles for the base, then die cut the Layered Christmas Tree die from green card stock and the star from gold card stock. I adhered everything on the card and stamped the sentiment from Merry Hippos Clear Stamp Set with Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and realised I needed something else in that area - so I die cut the Star Wreath from gold card stock and white card stock before glueing them together, then cut it into two, so there were two arcs!

For the card, I have used acetate, Kraft card stock and green card stock from my stash. The paper is from the Merry & Bright Paper Pack by La-La Land Crafts:

On the inside, I have stamped again with the Vintage Sepia Versafine ink a sentiment from Hippo Holidays Clear Stamp Set and coordinating dies which are designed by La-La Land Crafts but were part of Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Celebrations

I coloured all three hippos from Merry Hippos Clear Stamp Set, so here is a close-up of the three hippos:

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and I also used some inspiration from the cards of the La-La Land Crafts Design Team on Facebook.


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 Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on the 15th of August, 2022. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog to find out the winners of Challenge #44.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #60 - Anything Goes plus the optional twist Clean & Simple
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #61 - Anything Cute and Christmas with optional theme of "Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas"
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #90 - Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for looking!

Jars of Beauty Kit & Clowder May 2022 Colouring Class for Love to Craft Challenge Blog #69 for July/August 2022


 So I am now back on the Design Team of Love to Craft Challenge Blog. It is a little different from before - the challenges go longer - 6 weeks. So for this challenge #69 for July/Aug 2022 I chose to finish some colouring from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here is my colouring for this month:




This Kit and Clowder colouring class is called Jar of Beauty from May 2022 and uses an awesome image from Power Poppy called Gifts from the Sea
Once I finished colouring, I trimmed the image.

As I coloured I took some progression shots:






Here is a photo with the image lying down:

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 the 15th of August, 2022. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog to find out the winners of Challenge #68.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #60 - Anything Goes plus the optional twist Clean & Simple


Thanks for looking!
                              

Christmas Lights Gnome by Conie Fong for Winter Wonderland Challenge on the 1st of July 2022

 


At 
Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Michelle!

Welcome to our sixth challenge for 2022.

Our theme is:

From Our Gnome To Yours!

So here is my project:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of From Our Gnome to Yours.
We had a choice of two images and I chose the image Christmas Lights Gnome, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then coloured it with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
  • beard and gloves - C00, C0, C1
  • red - R24, R27, R46, R59
  • hat trimming - Twinkle Stickles
  • black - C3, C5, C7
  • lights - Y11, Y15, Y17, clear Wink of Stella, black glitter pen, C1, C3
  • grounding - BV0000, BV000, BV00
  • sky - B0000, B000, B00
  • outline - R46
I cut the image with my paper cutter and adhered it 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 are some close-ups of the colouring:


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #61 - Anything Cute and Christmas with optional theme of "Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas"


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 4th of August, 2022.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Flying High at Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Selfie Santa by Dr Digi's House of Stamps for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 1st of July, 2022


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 1st of July, 2022, we are sponsored by Doctor Digi Stamps.

Here is my card:


As I mentioned, our sponsor for this challenge iDoctor Digi Stamps.


Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many more.

I have digitally printed the image Selfie Santa which I have used before on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
  • beard, hair, gloves, suspenders and snowman - C00, C0, C1, C3
  • yellow shirt - Y00, Y02, Y06
  • red - R24, R27, R46, R59
  • green - G02, G05, G17
  • boots and top hat - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • green buttons - G17
  • holly - YG03, YG17
  • carrot nose - YR04, YR09
  • snowman arm - E17, E19
  • phone - B000, BV000
  • grounding - BV0000, BV000, BV00
  • sky - B0000, B000, B00
  • outline - G17 
I trimmed the image with my paper cutter and then adhered it to a white square card from Envelope Solutions.

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

I also stamped a sentiment from Happiest of Holidays Clear Stamp Set by La-La Land Crafts in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.

Here is a close-up of the colouring after trimming:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #61 - Anything Cute and Christmas with optional theme of "Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas"


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