Friday, 8 October 2021

Springtime Background by Rachel Vass Designs for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 8th of October, 2021


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 8th of October, 2021, we are sponsored by Rachel Vass Designs. She is a new designer for me and she has some gorgeous stamps in her Etsy shop.

Here is my card:


Here is another photo with the light behind me:


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iRachel Vass Designs:  


Facebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/rachelvassdesigns
Instagram: @rachelvassdesigns

I have digitally printed the Springtime Background image along with one of the sentiments on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • blue flowers - B12, B14, B16
  • purple flowers - V01, V04, V09
  • pink flowers - RV63, RV66, RV69
  • centres of flowers - YR20, E33, YR24, YR27
  • background (in between flowers) - BG000
  • Thank You sentiment - B01
  • outline - BG78
I have cut the image using my paper cutter and adhered it on to a white slimline card from Envelope Solutions.

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

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #426 - October Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #54 - October Anything Goes + optional twist of Paper Piecing

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

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Ducks or Things with Wings for Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog for the 5th of October 2021


I am now a member of the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog Design Team, which is another cool challenge as it means that I can use stuff from my stash! Let's Craft and Create Challenges are monthly and go live on the 5th of every month and you have until the end of the month to add your creations which can be anything goes plus an optional theme. So for this first challenge with Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog the theme is 
Things with Wings.

So here is my card:

I chose to use the ducks from You Lucky Duck Clear Stamp Set by the wonderful Irina at La-La Land Crafts
I have stamped the ducks on to X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured them with Copics before fussy cutting them out (I'm actually getting into fussy cutting now! Although give me a die anytime!!) 
I also used the Garden Trellis Die, Grass Patches Die and I stamped the sentiment on one of the Long Flags Die.

Here is the layout of my card before I stuck everything down:


As I mentioned, I have coloured the image with Copics markers, but I will have to complete this list later this week as I seem to have left my colouring notebook with all my colours down at our beach house over the long weekend!
  • white of ducks - TBD
  • duck beaks and feet - TBD
  • leaf - TBD
  • water droplet - TBD
  • rain boots - TBD
  • flower - TBD
Here are the ducks before I fussy cut them out:


Then here are the ducks fussy cut:

After I fussy cut and then die cut the trellis and grass patches out of green cardstock and then the long flag from a pale blue cardstock, I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Nautical Blue Memento ink (I think), then I arranged everything on a white slim line card from Envelope Solutions before I stuck it all down.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder. I also drew some inspiration from the La-La Land Crafts Blog.


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

(2) Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #55 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!


There is inspiration from the rest of the Let's Craft and Create DT over on the Let's Craft and Create 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 stash.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Magical Day and Sleepy Time by All Dressed Up Stamps for Little Patch Of Crafty Friends #167 on the 3rd of October, 2021


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #167, the 3rd of October challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Anyway, here is my card:

William in the corner!! 😃

We were given the choice of two stamps: Magical Day and Sleepy Time, so I chose to use both, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have used my paper cutter to cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (stars on face)
  • hair - C1, C2
  • hat - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • ribbon/dress - V01, V04, V06, V09, V12, V15, V17, V20, V25, V000, V01
  • collar/shoes - YG13
  • pumpkin - YR04, YR07, YR09, Y08
  • stars - Y15, Y17
  • cat - N3, N5, N7, N9
  • fox - E13, E15, E17, E19, E50, E53, RV00, RV09, YG13, R20
I have adhered the coloured image on to a piece of Kraft card stock that I scored into a card from Envelope Solutions.

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 16th of October, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 3rd of October, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #166.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #54 - October Anything Goes plus the optional twist of paper piecing

Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 1 October 2021

Gingerbread Wishes Christmas Gift Tags for Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #39 for October 2021

 

For my October challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to make gift tags and use Gingerbread Men from Gingerbread Wishes by La-La Land Crafts. I bought these stamps with a class by Martha Tucker, so I think it may be released soon.

Here are my tags for this month:


  
Once I finished colouring, I fussy cut the images and adhered them to some gift tags from Envelope Solutions

Here are some progression shots:






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 Sunday the 31st of October, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 10th of October to find out the winners of Challenge #38.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge #10 - October Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog #54Anything Goes plus the optional twist of paper piecing 
(2) Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #55 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!


Thanks for looking!

Pet Loving Marci for Love to Craft Challenge Blog #63 for October 2021


For my October challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog I chose to make a shaker card using some of the stamps and dies that I have received over the last months.

Here is my card for this month:


I have coloured Pet Loving Marci and the little bunny from the April 2021 Club La-La Land Crafts kit by the wonderful Irina from La-La Land Crafts.
I have stamped using Fade ink on to Xpress It Blending Card, then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, 100
  • lips - RV55, RV66
  • hair - YR14, YR18, E08, E18
  • blue - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • pink - RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19
  • yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • fish - YR12, YR15, YR18
  • bag - BG000, B00, BG02, RV10, Y11, E000
  • rabbit - E13, E15, E17, E18, 100, white gel pen, R20
  • sand/castle in fish bowl - E33
  • seaweed in fish bowl - YG13, G19
I also die cut the fish bowl out of pale blue card stock and made it into a shaker card!!
Once I finished colouring, I fussy cut the images and adhered them along with the fish bowl and accessories on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions.
I then stamped the sentiment using Nautical Blue on to the drawer of the retro table from September 2020 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit.

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

As I coloured and organised the card I took a few progression shots:










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 Sunday the 31st of October, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 10th of October to find out the winners of Challenge #62.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog #54 - October Anything Goes with the optional twist of paper piecing
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #10 - October Anything Goes
(2) Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #55 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!


Thanks for looking!
                                

Pine Cone Spray by Fred She Said for Winter Wonderland on the 1st of October 2021

 At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Janice!
Welcome to our tenth challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:

Pine Cones and Poinsettias


So here is my card:


Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of Pine Cones and/or Poinsettias.

This month, our sponsor is Fred She Said:

who will be giving the winner a $10 gift certificate.

Janice selected the following images to be used by the Winter Wonderland team...
 Pine Cone Spray and Poinsettia and Holly 


I chose one of the images from Pine Cone Spray, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my scissors (I'm getting into fussy cutting!!)

I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • pine cone - E44, E47, E49
  • pine needles - G03, YG09, YG67
  • sparkle/snow - Twinkle Stickles
  • background - BG000
I then adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft square card from Envelope Solutions.
I have stamped a sentiment from Tweet Tidings by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy in Rich Cocoa Memento ink using my MISTI.

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 (hope that you can see some sparkle!):


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge October #10 - October Anything Goes


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 November, 2021.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 4th of October to find out the winners of the Anything But a Card Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 10 September 2021

Patient Pets from Dr. Digi Stamps for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 10th of September, 2021


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 10th of September, 2021, we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.

Here is my card:

As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge iDr. Digi's House of 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 Patient Pets image on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • wall - RV000, R56
  • floor - BG10, BG53, BG57
  • sky - B000, B00, B01
  • curtains - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • window - C0, C1, C3
  • collars - R24, R27, R29
  • dog on the left - N3, N5, N7, N9
  • dog in the middle - E11, E13, E15, E18
  • cat on the right - C1, C3, C5, C7
  • outline - R56
I have cut the image using my paper cutter and adhered it on to a white slimline card from Envelope Solutions.

For the wall paper and carpet, I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesomMonthly Classes, this one from quite a few years ago now!

Here is a close-up of the colouring:



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #425 - September Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #53 - September Anything Goes + optional twist of Monochrome
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra Challenge - September Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #175 - Anything Goes and the optional twist of lots of layers 

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

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Dog Greyscale from Morgan's Artworld for Challenge #165 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends on the 5th of September, 2021

 

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #165, the 5th of September challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

I am a little slow posting tonight as it is Father's Day here in Australia and I have been busy all day after my son's first football (Aussie Rules) final, cleaning my house and making roast pork (with yummy crackling), roast veg (homegrown beetroots and homegrown Jerusalem artichokes, with potatoes, carrots and parsnips), then steamed broccolini and beans. My mum made gravy and then we enjoyed a Lemon tart for dessert (recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, think it needs a bit of tweaking!). We were joined by my mum, dad and sister, so three generations.

Anyway, here is my card:

I chose the digital stamp Dog Greyscale which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have used my paper cutter to cut around my image, followed by colouring with the following Copics:
  • E00, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, E79, R20
I have adhered the coloured image on to a Kraft square card from Envelope Solutions.

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:

This is the first time that I have coloured an image that was printed in grey scale - it is a pretty cool technique and I think I may have to try it again!

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 18th of September, 2021. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 5th of September, 2021 to find out the winners of Challenge #164.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB #53 - September Anything Goes plus the optional twist of Monochrome, which I have!
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #175 - Anything Goes plus the optional twist of Lots of Layers


Thanks for looking!
                              

Friday, 3 September 2021

Chibi Holly Coco by Stampers Delight for Winter Wonderland on the 3rd of September 2021


 At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Stacey!
Welcome to our ninth challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:

Anything But a Card


So here is my card - I chose to make a gift card component to my card

The inside:

A side on view:




Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of Anything But a Card.

We have Stampers Delights as our sponsor this month and Stacey chose 3 very cute digi stamps from Stampers Delights for us to use.  

Prize:  2 images of your choice 

I chose Chibi Holly Coco, which I have digitally printed with two of the sentiments 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, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • hair - E13, YR14, E15, E18
  • eyes - BG53, BG57, BG49
  • red - R24, R27, R29
  • green - G05, G07, G09
  • blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • blue pants - B95, B97, B99
  • grey/white - C0, C1, C3
  • brown shirt - E50, E51, E53
  • holly berries - R37, R59
  • holly leaves - YG25, YG67, G29
  • bell - reds and Y26, YR23, YR27
  • snow flakes - Twinkle Stickles
  • grounding - BV0000, BV000, BV00
  • background - BG0000, BG000, BG02
  • outlines - B18
I then adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions.
For the inside, I have die cut a pocket from a paper called Designer Squares Australian Christmas Animals by Jocelyn Proust (a paper pack that I picked up from Spotlight last Christmas) using the Left Pocket Die from La-La Land Crafts. Then I added a second sentiment that I outlined in B18 above the pocket.

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 (hope that you can see some sparkle!):


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #81 - Anything Christmas Goes with the Optional Twist of Add some Metallic


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 30th of September, 2021.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 6th of September to find out the winners of the Christmas Feast (Food/Drinks) Challenge.

Thanks for looking!