Wednesday 31 October 2018

Happy Fall Y'All - Power Poppy October Power & Spark Challenge

Hi Y'all!
I have missed saying that! I used it a lot when I was living in the US in the deep south of Louisiana and then in Indiana!

This month at Power Poppy, the Power & Spark Challenge is all about your birthday month.

My birthday was this month and here in Australia it is Spring - so I have been taking lots of photos of all the flowers that are coming up. But when I lived in the Northern Hemisphere, of course it was Autumn in October, which is also a favourite season for me - I love all the colours of the leaves and the stomping in the leaves!

So I have put together a quick card for Fall/Autumn:

The stamp is from Feeling Fall by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy.

I have stamped using Rich Cocoa Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI.
I coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • cat - C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, R20 (nose), Black Copic Multiliner (whiskers), white gel pen
  • bow - YG11, YG06, YG09
  • pumpkins - oranges - Y23, YR31, Y35, Y38, YR14, E08
  • pumpkins - greens - YG11, YG06, YG09
  • pumpkin stem - E57, E59
  • background - BG000, C1

I then cut the image out and adhered it to a small Kraft card by Envelope Solutions. I stamped the sentiment from Feeling Fall and the three individual leaves all with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and my MISTI!

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I am entering this into the following challenges:
October Power & Spark - You say it's your birthday!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #92 - Always anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #377 - Anything Goes

I also stamped a few more images from Feeling Fall, so I will share those next month.
Thanks for looking!

Friday 26 October 2018

Happy Purr Day - Colour Crazy Challenge for the 26th of October, 2018

Well this is my last Guest Designer month at Colour Crazy Challenge, unless they want to keep me on! It has been an awesome three months - if I had had more time, I would have taken advantage of all the amazing stamps that are available from some incredible designers. But unfortunately, time is not something that I have a lot of at the moment.

So this week, we are kindly sponsored by "Polkadoodles" and as usual, the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
I have used "Happy Purr-Day Cat" to make my card:

I digitally printed the stamps on to X-Press It Blending Card, then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.
I then coloured with the following Copics Markers:
  • fur: BV000, BV00, BV20, W1, W2, W4
  • crown: Y00, YR31, Y17, E23
  • cupcake: RV63, RV66, E31, E33, E35, RV13, RV17, RV19
  • background: BG0000, BG10, BG01
  • sentiment: BG10, BG01
I adhered the coloured image and sentiment using double-sided tape on to a Birthday embossed card from Fundamentals (we buy them from Spotlight here in Australia).

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I have tried to follow Alyce's instructions in her class - All About Animals for the fur of a Persian kitty, similar to Alyce's own sweet kitty! You can sign up for the class on Kit and Clowder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #92 - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #79 - Anything Goes

Here is the card again on a side angle - it seems to pick up the light better!

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

Thursday 18 October 2018

Snowglobe Greetings Tag - The Merry Christmas Challenge for October 2018

Hi Everyone!

At The Merry Christmas Challenge blog is is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS this month.
So here is my latest Christmas tag:

I have used Snowglobe Greetings by the lovely Marcella at Power Poppy. I have digitally printed the stamp on to X-Press It blending card and then used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut it.
I have used the following Copics:
  • reds: R32, R35, R37
  • greens: G02, G05, G07, G09 or YG13, YG07, YG63, YG67
  • blues: B14, B16, B18
  • yellows: Y02, Y15, Y17
  • browns: E33, E35, E37
  • blacks: C7, C9
  • bricks: YR21, YR24, YR27
  • skin of Santa: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
  • gold belt buckle: Y26, Y28
  • whites/snow/beard: C00, C0, C1, C2, colourless blender, clear Wink of Stella
  • background of snowglobe: BG0000, BG000, BG10
  • outline: BV0000, BV000
Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I have adhered the coloured snow globe to a green tag and then stamped on the bottom of the tag the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Holly Golightly also by Power Poppy using Versa Mark ink and sprinkled and heat embossed with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter.
I have finished the tag with some Baker's Twine.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #376 - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge October 2018 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Ribbon
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #169 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #407 - Anything Christmas Goes, optional: include a stocking (I sort of have a stocking!)

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday 13 October 2018

Arctic or Antarctic Animals - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 12th of October, 2018

Again I thought I was going to be organised this fortnight, but I came home after nearly a week in Denver for a conference totally out of it and wanted to try and keep moving, so that I didn't fall asleep too early. 

Anyway, our host for this fortnight is Deanne and she decided on the theme: Arctic or Antarctic Animals, which means that you can use a walrus, polar bear, penguins, just to name a few on your Christmas Projects this fortnight.

Please remember that it is Christmas Projects Only and they must include the theme.

So here is my card:

We are sponsored this fortnight by 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. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back 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

Andrea is offering 3 images of choice for the random winner.

So back to my card.
Last time we were sponsored by SheepSki Designs, I used the wonderful Penguin Huddle and I actually printed a whole bunch of them in different sizes on X-Press It blending card and had my Silhouette Cameo cut them out. Then this week, I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • black of Penguins: W3, W5, W7, W9, white Prismacolour pencil
  • white of Penguins: E40, E41, E43, W1, colourless blender
  • beaks and feet of Penguins: Y11, Y15, Y17, YR14, E15
  • reds: R22, R24, R29, R59
  • greens: YG03, G05, G07, G29
  • white of hats and ear muffs: Crystal ice Ice Stickles
  • glasses of third penguin from the left: clear Glossy Accents
  • snow: C1, B60, V01, V22, clear Wink of Stella
  • background: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, white gel pen

I have attached my coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions that I have embossed with a snowflake embossing folder (a freebie with a magazine). To make the snowflakes stand out I have highlighted them with clear Wink of Stella.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Ribbon
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #77 - Anything Goes

There is inspiration from the rest of the Snowflakes 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 25th of October, 2018.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 15th of October, 2018 to find out the winners of the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday 12 October 2018

Not Just Cards October 2018 Challenge

Not Just Cards is having a new challenge this month. The theme for the October 2018 Challenge is "ANYTHING GOES".
To join in the fun, click on the following link"

Here is my colouring for this month:

This image and colouring is part of the monthly classes from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder. I just need to frame it and start and finish on the next one.

Here are a few progression shots:

I would like to enter this into a few challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #27 - October Anything Goes

Go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Not Just Cards.
Thanks for looking!