Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Elf


I love using digital papers from Trimgym so when I saw some free papers with the challenge at CRAFT this week, I just had to join in!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Challenge
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-445-7th-of-december-colour.html
I have used 2 papers from Trimgym that were supplied for the challenge at CRAFT Challenge Blog.  The image is from Melonheadz and has been coloured with copic markers.  Matting is cream cardstock.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Carollers Card


I haven't heard any carollers this year.  I'm not sure if they haven't been down my street or if I wasn't home if they did come here!

 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Colour Challenge
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/challenge-445-7th-of-december-colour.html
CHNC - A touch of Sparkle
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-363.html

I have used two of the papers from Trimgym that were posted alongside the challenge at CRAFT Challenge Blog.  Mattting is red cardstock.  The image comes from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some glitter foam star embellishments.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

What is he up to now???

I found that pesky elf Ron with my scissors and my cardstock.  Not too sure what he is up to -  I guess I'll find out soon enough!



I would like to link up today's escapade to:
DL Art - 5th Annual Elf Antics
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/dlart-5th-annual-elf-antics-linky.html

Friday, 8 December 2017

Ron is back!

Look who I found checking out my vegetable garden this morning!



Much to his disappointment there aren't any tomatoes ripe yet - so no red there.  He managed to sit on top of the weeding bucket - but didn't add any weeds to it!  Not much help is he?

Colour Challenge

This is my final card for the week long christmas challenge at Catch The Bug.  It is the challenge for Day 6 - colour.



I have used a gingham look paper and a border from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers.  I added a foam star embellishment.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 6 (Colour Palette)
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-six-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Freebie Friday

This was a really good chance to use the Freebie Friday almost immediately!




I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad. The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with a combination of copic markers, Sparkle Pens, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I matted wth the reverse of the background paper and added some washi tape across the centre of the matting.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 7 (Freebie Friday)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-seven-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Lost Mail?

I love this sentiment - and so true!


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 5
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-five-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

BINGO

I used the centre column of Traditional Christmas Colours, free and Bugaboo Image.


I have used a paper from a christmas paper pad.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and has been coloured with a mix of copic markers, Sparkle Pens, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day 4 (BINGO)
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-four-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html


Pillow Box

For this one, I created a pillowbox for a gift.




I used some green cardstock and a WeR Memory Keepers punch board to create the pillow box.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also used some washi tape from Sugar and Spice Studio.

I would like to enter my pillow box into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Day Three
https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-three-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Merry and Bright

I haven't much time over the past week to do more than print out images.  Now that it is the weekend here, I have managed to create some cards.


I have used a foil cardstock for the background.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with fluorescent copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Merry and Bright
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-one-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html
CHNC - Quick and Easy
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/chnc-challenge-362.html

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas Tag

I haven't been able to craft that much recently.  Today, I have made a quick Christmas tag in preparation for wrapping the christmas presents.  I feel so much better for having achieved something other than work today!


The image used is from QKR Stampede and has been coloured with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I added some ricrac pattern fabric stickers and some baker's twine.

I would like to enter my tag into these challenges:
QKR Stampede - Christmas Tags
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-272-christmas.html




Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Deck The Halls

I went to write this post last evening but I couldn't get the page to load.  It is finally working again so here I am now to let you know of this month's challenge at Path Of Positivity.  The theme is festivity and our sponsors are Bugaboo and Kitten Scraps.






I have used an image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps called  JJ Christmas Cheer - Deck The Halls


I also used a paper from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added some christmas washi tape. 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Catch The Bug - Christmas Day 2
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/12/day-two-holiday-chaos-bugaboo-way.html

Thursday, 30 November 2017

What do you mean.....

Santa has enough reindeer?  I just love this sentiment and the adorable image that goes with it.  Sadly, this is the last challenge at CHNC Extra.  I've been on the DT since the beginning and will miss this challenge.  Since it is the last challenge, please join us with your christmas makes (not necessarily a card) and send it off with a successful month.

The challenge is sponsored as usual by Bugaboo Stamps.


The image and sentiment that I chose to use for this card is Puppy - Enough Reindeer.



I also used a christmas paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I used some glitter cardstock and some dome stickers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 519
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/stella-says-sketch-challenge-519.html

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 30


This is my final card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  Although I have been under pressure to complete all the challenges, I have had a blast this month.  It gave me something other than the issues at work to focus on!



I have followed a tutorial for a Gap Card at Beccy's Place.  I used a scrapbook paper for th base and a textured paper for the inside.  The lettering is cut from glitter cardstock using a die set from Memory Box.  The image is from Beccy's Place and is coloured with copic markers.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards Day 30
https://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-30-do-what-you-love.html





Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 28

This card was a bit more of a challenge for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  I need a bit of "renaming" to fit to the letter Y (yeah I'm at it again Beccy!).  I thought about the way that Yuletide cards are typically displayed in this country (hanging over a rope) and used a fold that fitted!



My Y words:
Young bird - image from Beccy's Place
Yuletide fold - also known as an A-Frame card - tutorial from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Yellow

Colouring is with copic markers.  Paper is a scrapbook paper.  I also added a bow crafted from organza ribbon.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 28
https://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-28-y.html

Harvest Night

I am really hoping that I can find more time to create in December as I haven't managed much in November.  So much so that I am really last minute with the progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  Thankfully, I did get it uploaded in time and just need to complete this post!


I would like to enter my project into these challenges:
The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge - November (Harvest Night)
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-november-2017

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 23

This end of the alphabet for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place is more than a little challenging!  I am having to really interpret the folds and/or images to find ones for each letter of the alphabet.  Took a bit of thinking to come up with this image!



My U words are:
Upright Diamond Fold - tutorial by Jen Evers
Uplifting music - carol singing image from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Ultramarine

I used red cardstock for the base.  The papers are from a paper pad by Provocraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 23
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-23-u.html

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 29

Here is another card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place, using one of my favourite tutorials from Beccy's Place.




My Z words are:
Zoo images (as in petting zoo) - from Beccy's Place
Z Fold Card (Double) - tutorial from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Zucchini

The sentiment is also from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers using outline colouring on the sheep.  The die used to cut the sentiment is from Spellbinders.  I also used two shades of green cardstock for the base and paper from a christmas paper pad for the layering.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 29
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-29-z.html


Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 15

This one for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place has taken me alot longer to complete than it should have!  I'm pleased that I did complete it though.





I have used the following N words:

Nine Ladies Dancing - image from Beccy's Place
Napkin Fold - tutorial from Beccy's Place
N  (colour):
Navy
Navajo White

I also used some kraft cardstock on the belly band and the base layer of the card.  The papers used on the card are both from Bo Bunny with the paper used on the belly band being a scrapbook paper.  Colouring is with copic markers.  Sentiment is from Beccy's Place.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards - Day 15
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-15-n.html

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 24

I've taken a few liberties with the letter V for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  I found the tutorial for this card by googling one of the ones on Beccy's list of card tutorials (one she hasn't done yet). 



My V words are:
Venetian Blind Card - tutorial by Linda Lucine
Vixen image (actually it is Dancer but they look the same don't they?) - from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Violet
Vermillion
Van Dyke Brown

I also used some ribbon.  I'm not sure of the brand of paper but I know it is from a christmas paper pad.  I used kraft cardstock to create the blinds.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 24
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-24-v.html

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards - Day 27

I'm one closer to completing all my cards for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.



X Words:
Criss Cross Card (cross = X) tutorial from Beccy's Place
Image - X on button - image from Beccy's Place
Colours - Xanthic

The striped paper I used comes from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  The gingham paper is a scrapbook paper.  Colouring of the image is with copic markers.  Matting is glitter cardstock from American Crafts.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards - Day 27
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-27-x.html

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 26

I'm gradually catching up on my cards for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place but I'm fast running out of time!  Hopefully, I can get them all completed and uploaded before the challenge finishes.




My W words are:
Wiper card - Tutorial from Beccy's Place
With Love at Christmas - image from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Wisteria
Wheat
White

The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  The pop up circle is from a different christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I also added a present 3D embellishment.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 26
https://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-26-w.html



Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 25

The general theme for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place has been A-Z.  However, with only 26 letters in the alphabet and 30 days in the month, there will be four challenges that fall outside that general theme.  The challenge for Day 25 is one of them.  For Day 25, Beccy provided us with a freebie to use:


I decided to create a Triple Easel card using a tutorial from Beccy's Place.  Colouring of Beccy's freebie image is with copic markers.  I used a scrapbook paper on the bottom of the easel an the upright pieces use a christmas paper from Rosie's Studio.  I also added some 3D reindeer embellishments as stoppers and some glitter foam reindeer.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 25
https://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-25-freebie.html?showComment=1511569118237#c8155587724928151117

Monday, 27 November 2017

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 19

Here is another card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place that needed two photographs!  The first is of the outside and the second is of the inside once the card is opened




I followed the tutorial at Beccy's Place for a Quatro Fold card.

Q words:
Colour - Quartz Grey
Fold - Quatro Fold Card from Beccy's Place
Image - Quilted Puddings from Beccy's Place

Colouring is with copic markers.  This card was a great chance to use up some offcut pieces of christmas papers.  I know at least two of them are Kaisercraft papers and I think there may be one from Rosie's Studio but I'm not sure on the others.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 19
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-19-q.html

Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Day 22

Here is another card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  This one is a fold that I hadn't tried before! 





My T words are:
T-slide cards - tutorial from Beccy's Place
Trees - image from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Tyrian Purple
Tangerine
Tomato
Turquoise
Tan

I also used a scrapbook paper and copic markers.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 22
https://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-22-t.html

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 20

This is the third card that I have managed to upload today for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place so I'm gradually catching up!  I got so far behind at the beginning of the month due to work issues which are now largely sorted.  I'm not sure if I'll get all the rest done but I'm going to give it my best shot!





My R words are:
Rocker Card - Tutorial from Beccy's Place
Reindeer
Colours:
Royal Purple
Red
Rust
Royal Blue

The paper used is from a christmas paper pad by Sugar and Spice Studio.  I added some ric-rac fabric stickers.  Colouring is with copic markers.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 20
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-20-r.html

Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Day 14

I have managed to upload two cards today for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  I'm hoping to get a third uploaded when I get back from work tonight.





My M words are:
Matchbox Card - die from Sissix inspired by a tutorial heading at Beccy's Place
Mr Snowflake - image from Beccy's Plac
Colours:
Mint Green
Malachite
Magenta
Mustard
Mauve

I have also used some gold and red glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 14
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-14-m.html


Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 13

I'm now over halfway through my cards for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  Sadly for me, the month is well over halfway through so the pressure is going to be on to finish all my card's my month end! 

I had fun with this card as I haven't really created anything like this before:




My L words:
Fold - Lattice Card - tutorial from Beccy's Place
Image - Lord leaping - from Beccy's Place
Colours:
Lavender
Lime Green
Lilac

I used a Spellbinder die to cut the lattice.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also used a 3D embellishment and some button dome stickers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 13
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-13-l.html

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 16

I haven't had much time to craft today but I did manage to finish off one more card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.


O words:
Colours - olive and orange
Card fold - Over The Edge fold (also known as Tent Topper Card)
Image - Owl from Beccy's Place

Colouring is with copic markers.  The sentiment used is also from Beccy's Place.  Dies used to cut the image and sentiment are from Spellbinders.  The paper is a 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 16
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-16-o.html

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 12

I am getting to the point where I have completed nearly half of the cards for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  However, we are up to 24th November, so I still have a fair bit of catching up to do!




My K words:
Kite Fold card (Beccy's Place tutorial)
King (Beccy's Place image)
Colours:
Khaki
Kelly Green

I have also used some green and white baker's twine, and coloured cardstock for card base and matting.  Colouring is with copic markers.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards - Day 12
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-12-k.html




Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 17

Here is another card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  I took two photos of this one - showing the outside as well as the inside.




I have followed a tutorial from Beccy's Place for a Pop Up Book Card

Pear
Pine Green
Peach
Purple
Pumpkin
Powder Blue
Papaya

The papers are from a scrapbook paper pad by First Edition Paper.  I don't often use 12 x 12 paper pads but for this card I definitely needed to!  I also added some ribbon to the outside.  Colouring is with copic markers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards - Day 17
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-17-p.html
CHNC Weekly Challenge - Use some blue
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/chnc-challenge-360.html

Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 21

Here is another card for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  I have a half day off today so hope to get a few more completed.  I have several at various stages of completion at the moment!  This one only needed to be photographed and watermarked and I hadn't had time to do that!




S words:
Spinner Card tutorial from Beccy's Place
Snowman image and snowflake image, both from Beccy's Place
Colours:
School Bus Yellow
Sky Blue
Sandy Brown
Safety Orange
Scarlet

I also used a christmas paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The blue snowflakes are stickers.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Day 21
http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/day-21-s.html
CHNC Weekly - Use some blue
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/chnc-challenge-360.html

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

In Case You Didn't Know

Midway through the Surround Yourself With Music Challenge at Path Of Positivity.  We are sponsored this month by Imagine That and Limited Runs.



I have used an image and paper from a set by Imagine That called Impossible Hearts.


I also added some red ribbon for a pop of colour.

My inspiration for this card came from the song by Brett Young called "In Case You Didn't Know"
In case you are unfamiliar with the song, this is the link to the You Tube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qaHdHpSjX8

 


Hugs

I have been creating a lot of Christmas cards this month and just wanted to create something "just because".  I'm not sure who I am giving this to yet.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
PINspirational Challenges - Picture Inspiration (just for fun)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/pinspirational-challenge-204.html


I have used two papers from Scribbles Doodle Designs and an image from Scribbles Designs.  Matting is two colours of cardstock from an offcuts pack.  I also added some sparkly gems and a strip of Peelcraft sticker across the join between the two papers in the background.