Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gerda Steiner August Challenge.

Best Buds

Freebie challenge.

This image from Gerda this month is just so cute and I have kept the card simple to show it off. I used a background like this for an ATC I did last week and liked it so much I am using it again. This time I added the moon and some grass diecuts and love the finished card. The image is coloured with copics and the sky is brayered with a Kaleidacolor ink pad in blue breeze. It makes such a beautiful night sky. The stars are so easy to do with a white gel pen. Just add different sized dots and voila, a lovely night scene. The image was fussy cut and added using dimentionals and the sentiment was stamped in white ink with an old alphabet set from Making Memories. 

Dog: E55,57,W10, white gel pen for tail.
Mouse: N1,3,5,W10,RV000, freckles white gel pen..

Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Wishful Asha

I can't believe it's the end of the month and that means my card for the progressive challenge is due. The image for August is this adorable Asha from Make it Crafty that Zoe was so generous in donating. She is from the Meadow Girls Digi Stamp Collection and is sold separately as well. This is the first time I have coloured an image with such flowing hair as I didn't think I had the confidence but it's not as scary as I thought. It just takes time and the old saying is plenty of practice makes it perfect. I need lots and lots of practice. Used my copics and added a greeting from an old Hot of the Press set. The circle dies are from Spellbinders and the Stitched Squares from Simon Says Stamps. The image and PP was taped to green card stock then I used dimensionals to add it to a pink card base. The PP is from and old Pink Paislee pad called Spring Jubilee and I added clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly and flowers.. 

Skin: E000,02,R20.
Eyes: B01,14.
Hair: YR21,31,E19.
Dress; RV17,R81,83,B000.
Socks: C0.
Shoes: N7,White Gel Pen.
Flowers: RV17,99,R81.
Butterfly: G00,BV000,BG00,E71.
Dandylion: N1.
Sky: B0000,000.
Grass: YG23,24.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Stay Calm Call Superman


It's the last Saturday of the month and  I'm of to my stamp group for the afternoon. I used to take lots of craft to do or finish but I finally stopped as it is more of a social event for me. I catch up with friends, buy things I could proberly do without and enjoy the demo's that they have each month. Even the techniques you have tried before but just don't use anymore have you thinking I should do that more often. The one thing I do love is the monthly ATC. Coming from some-one that used to just do scrapbook pages to a card 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 was quite difficult but I love these little mini masterpieces. This months theme is superman, space, rockets etc. and this is my finished piece. The image is from Tiddly Inks and the die is fromTaylored Expressions. The background is brayered using a kaleidacolor ink pad called Blue Breeze. White gel pen used for the stars and the sentiment is computer generated.
The image is coloured with copics, fussy cut then dimentionals used to add it to the ATC. 

Skin: E00,11.
Hair: E40,49,79.
Pants/Top: B24,26,Y35,38.
Cape: R29,59.
Boots: R29,59,C9.

Love the way the thoughts in my head actually translated to paper and it turned out so well.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Twisted Thursday Challenge

With Love

The optional twist this week on the challege is to have an animal on your entry. I choose this cute digital image called best friends from Tiddly Inks. Nice and easy to colour and these two just make you feel all warm and fuzzy. I used copics and then added some glossy accents to their noses, ribbons and the hearts over the sentiment. The seniment is from SU's Field Flowers stamp set as is the lace.  The border punch is from fiskars and the PP is a Webster's pages 6x6 pad called Trend Setters. The image was cut out with a MFT pierced oval stax die as was the sentiment.

Dog: E11,13,17,RV42. Collar:R59.
Cat: N1,3,7,RV42. Collar: RV17.
Bows: BG11,34,49,RV14,17.
Bone: C0,1.
Fish: BV00,G00,C1.
Grass: YG11,13,17.
Sky: B0000.
Hearts: RV17.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tis the Season

Tuesday Colour Challenge

Tic Tac Toe

The Tuesday Outlawz challenge was to pick a line and make a card with the elements on that line.

 I choose the left to right diagonal and I really had fun with it. Haven't paper pieced for ages and this stamp from Wplus9 is perfect for it. The stamp is no longer in their on-line store but it is an old favourite one of mine and so easy for this technique. I used watercolour pencils for the figure and scraps to paper piece the shopping bags in the colours I needed for the challenge. The holly is from the same set but I stamped the flowers on scrap PP with SU's Birthday Blossoms and cut them out. Added small red glass beads to the centres and three green pearls to the holly. The border punch is from Fiskars and the ribbon from my stash.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Let the good times roll

Outlawz Sunday Cas Challenge


I have come to the conclusion that I am always going to be a procrastinator when it comes to my cards. I have a brilliant idea, (well I think it's brilliant) and of I go and then I start to think, maybe I should try this or not really happy with that. Before I know it I have completely changed it. Today was just like that. This weeks challenge is to show friendship on your card and I printed out a lovely image of a cat and a dog being the best of friends. Well this is the card that I ended up doing. A friend rang asking if I had a particular stamp and I spotted this stamp.These two girls look like they are the best of friends having a good time but it is so different to my original idea.... I am happy with it but does this happen to others. The stamp is Felicity and Blair from Stamping Bella and I coloured it with watercolour pencils. Not quite as Cas as usual but think it still fits the criteria.


Sounds of the Sea

At the Beach

Sounds of the sea

The colour challenge on the Outlawz Blog this friday is At the Beach and thought it was time to colour up this gorgeous image by Michael Powell called Coastal Getaway from Docrafts. Have had it for awhile and like the way it turned out. I used distress inks to colour it up and have left the card fairly plain as I think the image should be the focal point. The saying is a stamp from a Dark room door set called Seaside volume 2 and the background is from a SU set The open sea. I tore the image and background paper, then mounted the colourd image with dimensional tape to add a bit of interest.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Flowers

Outlawz Thursday Challenge

Thinking of You

The twist on the Thursday Outlawz challenge this week was to add flowers. Usually I would add bright colourful flowers but the image was done with water soluble oil pastels and it had a lovely soft look so this was what I went with. The image is an old retired SU set that I don't think I will ever tire off. The sketchy look always looks so nice when water coloured. I think the only piece on this card not old is the lace but it is srill an off cut.. I have so much scrap paper I don't think I will ever manage to use but I am trying. It's fun trying to match it all without cutting up new papers. Even the leaves are from a box of left overs that I keep just in case.

The pastels used I bought for $6 dollars a few years ago at  my local thirft shop and I was surprised that they work as well as they do. There are only 12 in the set but they blend well and are fun for a quick card.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Male Birthday Card

Birthday Splash

This week at the Outlawz Sunday challege the theme was nautical and this adorable whale from Gerda Steiner had not been inked so thought it was time. Gerda has so many cute images and they make great cas cards. I aslo used the wave from the  Simon Says Stamps set called Sailing. Used distress inks to colour the images and the rope ribbon is from Darkroom Door.

Great male birthday card and quick to whip up.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Getting older

Happy Birthday Princess

The theme this week at the Outlawz colour challenge is kids/family and as it's my youngest daughters birthday this month it a was perfect choice.
I am still having trouble picturing her as the big 40 when I still think of her as my baby princess. The years just seem to have flown and I am starting to feel old age creeping up. Hubby says you are only as old as you feel and I feel great but that glimpse in the mirror sometimes reminds me that we all have to age. I just want to do it gracefully. The image I choose is Mo Mannings  kisses and love the way it turned out. Copics was my go to medium to colour it with and I left the rest fairly plain and simple. The PP is an old left over piece and the sentiment is computer generated. I have lost my list of markers used but I know the dress was coloured with this combo. RV93,95,99. Not one I have used before but think it will get used more often.

I am entering this in the Bizzy Becs August Challenge.
The Outlawz Friday Colour Challenge.

A burst of Sunshine


Happy Birthday

The colour challenge this Tuesday on Outlawz was to use a least three of the colours on the Seychelles flag.

I decided to colour a digital image from Make it Crafty called sunflower and used a sentiment from MFT . The large doily is also from MFT and is the first die cut I ever purchased. It is still one of my favourites and I use it often. I wanted a small greeting that would fit on a tag as the sunflowers needed to have centre stage. They are beautiful and so easy to colour with copics. Added some twine to attach the tag then used dimensionals to attach the image to the blue cardstock then onto a white card base.

Flowers: Y08,38,YR24,E17,19.
Leaves/stems: G14,28,29,YG09,23.
Background: G0000,000,00,B00,01,02.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge

Tic Tac Toe

Amazing you

Had a lovely couple of days with my youngest daughter and no crafting, surfing the web, or mobile phone. I am the only one in the family that seems to be able to live for a few days without them and it is so relaxing. If I miss something then it was ment to be, friends will always ring back and the world doesn't end. I did manage to finish one challenge when I got back home and it's for a friends birthday.  I used the centre panel across from the tic tac toe diagram. I love the sentiment Amazing You from a Hostess set Express Yourself from SU and it fits her to a tee. I stamped an image from the Moulin Divas-Belle Femme by Kanban and coloured her with my copics. The embossing folder is cuttlebug plum blossom 2 from Provo Craft and the die is Honeypot from Couture Creations. 

Skin: E50,51,R20, 29.
Hair: E17,19.
Hat/dress: R08,27,C3,7.
Gloves: C0,3,7.
Background: C0,1,3.

Having fun with adding dots to the background.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Outlawz Thursday Challenge.

This week anything goes.


I love flowers and love copics and they always seem to go together. The Image is from MiC and love the way it turned out. I have kept it fairly plain as I wanted the flowers to really stand out. Zoe from Make it Crafty has some beautful flower images and I love their life-like quality. The cut behind the image is a spellinders die that I cut out twice and then cut to fit. The butterfly is from Cheery Lyn Designs but I only used the butterfly top and the paper is from my scrap pile.          

Flowers: B06,C0,1,Y19,38.
Leaves/stems: YG07,G43,46,85.
Background: BG0000,000,57,72, and colourless blender.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Outlawz Sketch Challenge

Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

A friend of mine is having a rough time at the moment and I made this card for her. She spends so much time helping others and pushes herself when she should be taking it easy. The image is from Penny Black and it's just so cute and thought it would give her a laugh. I coloured the cat with my prismacolour pencils and cut it out with a pierced oval die from MFT. The leave spray is an old die and I have no idea where I bought it from. All the rest on the card is from my stash. I am slowly going through the box of bits and pieces and using some of it. I find it hard to throw anything out and as I keep buying there is no room left and my DH says I can't have a bigger craft room. He's right (which I hate to admit) as I will never use all the supplies I have now.

I hope she will enjoy the card.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge

Anything Goes

I love this sentiment and thought it would be great for my first greeting card challenge.
A quick and simple card as decided to enter at the last minute. The image and the sentiment are both from Tlc Creations .There are some amazing vintage images found on the site and Paulette is very generous with her freebies. I masked a strip on the front of the card base and used distress inks to colour over the image and that's it.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Outlawz Cas Challenge July 26th

Favourite Beverage

Hope this makes it in time. Still haven't worked out the time zones yet but one day. Maybe if I did the challenge a little bit earlier I wouldn't have to worry. I choose this digital sentiment first as I love it and then used an old Whiff of Joy stamp that is no longer available for my main image. I went back to copics to colour her and then added the panel to some pale green cardstock.

Skin: E00,11,93.
Hair: E47,49,55.
Dress/Shoes/Bag: BG11,13,15,E47.
Glasses: N9,White Gel Pen.
Cup: E50,70,71.
Shadow: BG0000.
Ground: E71.