Saturday, 7 May 2022

Tag! You're It for Let's Craft and Create Challenge #183 on the 5th of May, 2022


I am late for this month's challenge as I have been travelling for work all week and was very tired when I finally arrived home and not enough focus to sit in front of my computer to finish this post. So it is now the 7th of May, which is my little boy's 13th birthday! Thankfully I was organised enough to send the photos to Sherry and I was going to finish the post when I was away, but too much work!

Anyway.....for this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

TAG! You're It
(Use a tag)

I have been wanting to use Gamer Luka from La-La Land Crafts since he was released in February as he is just like my little boy and I wanted to make a gift card tag using dies from La-La Land Crafts.

So this is what I made:

Here is another photo with the tag leaning against something in my Shotbox:


I also took a photo with the tag laying flat and taking the photo from the bottom, then you can see all the sentiment:

The image Gamer Luka was stamped on to X-Press It Blending card using my MISTI and Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, 100, white gel pen
  • hair - E23, E25, E27, YR24
  • green hat - G02, G05, G17, colourless blender on a piece of nappy to give it a textured look
  • yellow t-shirt - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, white gel pen
  • blue pants - B93, B95, B97, B99
  • shoes - C1, C3, C5, R24, R46, R89
  • controller - C3, C5, R46
Here are some close up photos of Luka:


To make the tag I have used a few dies from La-La Land Crafts. I have die cut twice from white cardstock the largest tag of the Large Stitched Tags using my new Big Shot Machine, then I adhered the two tags together back to back. 

From one of the papers from the Note to Self Paper Pack I die cut the Right Pocket and the insert. I have adhered them together and then attached to the front of the tag using a gift card to ensure that there is enough room.

I have stamped on to the bottom of the tag the sentiment from Gamer Luka using my MISTI and Nautical Blue Memento ink - I love the font that Irina has used!

I fussy cut Luka and then adhered him using a few glue dots on to the right side of the pocket

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the awesome Irina and the La-La Land Crafts Design Team and the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Christofer, the birthday boy has been eyeing off the tag - so I need to find a gift card to place in there that actually has some money on it!

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

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.

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!

Monday, 2 May 2022

April 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 April, I made a card to send to Dawn over in New Zealand - this is wh
at I sent her:

Here is a photo from the top and then of the inside:


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



Theme Options: Spring / Wild / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Vellum / Slimline


I chose the Spring/Wild/Friendship theme!

I have used one of the first clear stamp sets from La-La Land Crafts called "Spring Woodland Critters". It was released in April 2018 and unfortunately is no longer available, but I have been wanting to use it for ages! I stamped them last month when I was stamping the farm animals. There is a new clear stamp set with a few additional wild animals "A Good Day" that is part of the new April 2022 Release from La-La Land Crafts and also in the Spring 2022 box!

Anyway, I stamped the individual animals on to X-Press It Blending Card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured 3 of the five animals with the following Copics (I ran out of time and space for the beaver and squirrel! I'll use them with the new animals!):
  • rabbit - C1, C3, C5, R20, 100, white gel pen
  • deer - E42, E44, E47, E49, R30, C1, C3, C5, 100, white gel pen
  • fox - E11, E13, E15, E18, C0, C1, C3, R20, 100, white gel pen
  • pink - R32, R35, RV29 or RV23, RV25
  • green - G20, G24, G29
  • orange - YR04, YR09, YR12, YR18
  • yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15
  • outline - BV20
Here is a close up of the colouring of the three animals and then nearly finished colouring of the deer:


For the background, I used a new die that was in the Spring Box 2022/April 2022 Release called Forest die and die cut the layers from white card stock and then coloured with Distress Oxide inks:  


I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean on the background layer, then for the green: Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron and then for the brown: Vintage Photo and Antique Linen.
The trees have been coloured with E19 and E49 Copics pens.


Then I adhered all the layers together before fussy-cutting the animals and laying everything out:

Once I was happy with the layout, I adhered everything to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions:

I then used some foam tape to adhered the critters to the card, especially as there are four different layers of card stock!

I have 
used Nautical Blue Memento ink to stamp the sentiment from the Spring Woodland Critters on the outside and then I stamped the inside with another sentiment from the same set, as well as some flowers using my MISTI and Bamboo Leaves and Love Letter Memento ink.

I found inspiration from La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome cards using all three stamp sets and background stamps 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:

Critter Crazy Challenge #62 - Anything Goes with a featured critter or two!


I hope that Dawn likes the card, I was a little late posting it as I have been a little swamped with changing jobs and then Easter and ANZAC Day! :)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Cup of Joy by Joy Clair Designs for the Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge LPOCF #181 on the 1st of May, 2022


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #181, the 1st of May 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Wow can you believe that it is May already - my little boy Christofer turns 13 years old on the 7th - no longer a little boy!

Anyway, here is my completed card:


Our sponsor for this challenge is Joy Clair Designs and Cup of Joy was the image that was chosen.


I think Cup of Joy was chosen as we are so close to Mother's Day and they are the perfect images for just such an occasion! I have digitally printed one of the cup images with a sentiment on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • cup & saucer blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • cup & saucer purple - V12, V15, V17
  • greenery - YG03, YG63, YG67 or G03, G07
  • pink flower - RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19
  • yellow flowers - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E35, E39
  • turquoise flower - BG13, BG15, BG18, E35, E97, E39
  • green blobs - YG21, YG23, YG25
  • yellow macaroon with pink filling - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, RV63, RV66
  • green macaroon with yellow filling - G12, G14, G17, Y13, Y15, Y17
  • background - BG13, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04
  • outline - BG13
I have cut out the coloured image with my paper cutter, added the outlines and corners before adhering it on to a square white card from Envelope Solutions.

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

Here is another photo of the completed card:

Here are a couple photos 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 14th of May, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 1st of May, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #180.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Thanks for looking!
                                 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Layer Cake by Scribbles Designs for Colour Crazy Challenge Week 14 on the 8th of April, 2022



At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 
8th of April, 2022, we are sponsored by Scribbles Designs.

Here is my card:


Here is a photo of the card flat in my new Shotbox!


As I mentioned, the sponsor for this challenge is Scribbles Designs

Here is a bit of information from the website:
Sandy has loved art, drawing and doodling for many years... and with the digital image world she can now share it with all of you. Brrr (Penguin) was her first main character and her other quirky images followed not long after. We hope you enjoy the enduring images and look around and add Sandy's images to your digital stamp collections!

They also have a challenge website: http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have digitally printed the image Layer Cake on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • icing - RV00, RV11, RV32, RV34, white gel pen
  • cake - E31, E33, E35, E57, white gel pen
  • plate - B12, B14, B16
  • candles - B12, B14, B16, V12, V15, V17
  • flames - Y32, Y35, Y38
  • table - E50, E31, E33
  • background - B0000, B000, B00, colourless blender
Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips by Power Poppy with Teal Zeal Memento ink. Unfortunately this clear stamp set is not available anymore.
 
I trimmed the image with my paper cutter and then adhered it to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.

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

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


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #58 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Fancy Fold

I am trying to find some new challenges every month!

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

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Beautiful Butterflies for Let's Craft and Create Challenge #182 on the 5th of April, 2022

 

I'm a bit late today as we have just come off of daylight saving and I have messed up the time.
Anyway, for this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES
(Use a butterfly)

I searched through images that I had previously stamped or printed that I knew had a butterfly - Power Poppy is always a good bet! So here is a card using Climbing Clematis Digital Stamp Set by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy:


I have a new ShotBox photo booth, so I am playing with the lighting and placement of the card within the box. So here is another photo a bit further away and one of the inside:

I also took a few photos with the card laying flat and taking the photo from the top:



The image Climbing Clematis Digital Stamp Set was digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • green - YG21, YG23, YG25
  • orange - YR12, YR14, YR15, YR18
  • purple - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, V20
  • butterflies - V28, V09

I used my paper cutter to cut around the coloured image and adhered it on the front of a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.

Then on the inside of the card, I have adhered two die cut butterflies from the August 2015 Club La-La Land Crafts kit and coloured them with the Copic markers above.

I outlined the sentiment with a black glitter pen.

Here are some close up photos:



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

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

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.

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 April 2022

Peaceful Easter by The Paper Shelter for Little Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge LPOCF #179 on the 3rd of April, 2022


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #179, the 3rd of April 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Anyway, here is my completed card:

I also took a photo from the top of my new Shotbox with the card flat:

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and I was the one choosing the image!


So as it is so close to Easter, I chose Peaceful Easter - I love the girl holding the bunny! I have digitally printed the image on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • lips - RV66, Wink of Stella
  • hair - E13, E15, E17, E19
  • purple - V12, V15, V17 and V04, V06, V09
  • green - YG61, YG63, YG67 and G40, G43, G46
  • blue - B12, B14, B16
  • pink - RV14, RV17, RV19
  • orange - YR20, YR12, YR14, YR16
  • brown - E84, E87, E89 (branches) and E53, E55, E57, E59 (bunny)
  • background - BG000, BG10
I have also used some glitter pens on the eggs.
I have cut out the coloured image and adhered it on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.

I have die cut Happy Easter using a new die from Kokorosa Studio and then coloured it with V17.
I originally placed everything on to a smaller card, but it didn't seem to all fit:

So I found a bigger card:

Once I had the layout, I adhered the coloured image using double-sided tape and the Happy Easter using Art Glitter Glue.

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 close-up of the colouring - you may even see some sparkle:

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, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 3rd of April, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #178.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge #58 - Anything Goes plus the option of Fancy Folds
Crafting Happiness Challenge #122 - April Anything Goes


Thanks for looking!