Monday, January 30, 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge 65

Cute Just Got Cuter

Have just re-organized my craft room and catching up with some card making. I will not be doing any changes for a while, if ever as it has taken days to sort and then find things again. Hubby helped to pack it up so we could put more shelves in after the new carpet and he throw things in any box and didn't label any of them. At least I have more work space and he was was a great help.
The card image was a freebie I have had printed out for awhile and it was time I used it.
Have a friends birthday coming up and she has just acquired a new dog so thought this would be a great image for her birthday card. Coloured the image with copics and used a scarp of PP from an old pack from Gina K that I adhered to a aqua card base. Kept it simple and I am looking forward to making more with the box of images I found to colour.

Dog: E000,00,23,25,31,R20.
Bow: BG11,15,49.
Ground: W3,5.
Shadow C0.
Red Fine Tipped Gel Pen was used for the heart.

Your Next Stamp Challenge #56

Sending Joy

Having just discovered your stamps I only have two so far and they are both Christmas ones so I have another card to add to the pile for next Christmas. I stamped the image twice, coloured one and just the mice on the other so I could fizzy cut them and mount them for dimension. Added some glossy accents and clear wink of stella for some pop. Used some spellbinders ovals to cut the image and layer it onto the card. The large piece of PP is from Kaiser Bluebelle 61/2 x61/2 pad and the small strip is a scrap piece from my stash. Added some twine and the sentiment is from the same stamp set. I used copics to colour the image.

Mice: W0,1,3,R12.
Hat: R24,27.
Bow: E50,51,53,55.
Leaves & Berries: YG11,13,17,67,G17,R35.
Flowers: RV000,02,14,R24,E13.
Background: BG0000.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Thank you Card

Australia Day Thanks

Every Australia Day two lovely friends open there house for their Annual Australia Day get together. It's so much fun with a typical Aussie Barbecue, yummy sweets included, plenty of cool drinks and the quiz. You have to answer 10 multi choice question on Aussie topics (also some about the hosts) but no googling allowed. Tony does not make them easy and his word is final. Just a beaut day to catch up with a great bunch of mates.This is the card I made as thanks to Tony And Venessa for all the hard work they put in to it. The image is made from three digi's from Make it Crafty and coloured with copics. The PP is Kaiser pad Called Base Coat.

Skin: E111,13.
Beard: W1,7,9,10.
T/Shirt: B34,37.
Shorts: N1,3,9.
Hat: YR15,18,E40,41,42,44,44,77.
Thongs: W3,7,9,10.
Can: N1,3,G03,09,14.
Fence Posts: E71,74,79.
Grass: YG79,G99.
Ground: E19,51,53,95.
Sky: BG0000,000.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C369

The Future Looks Rosy

My first time entering this challenge and this was a great one to start with. I had fun playing with the sketch and it's one I will use again. The image used was an old freebie from Penny Black that has to be a least 3 yrs old and found when my DH helped reorganise my craft room. We had to move it all out to lay the new carpet and I decided I needed new shelves. It's amazing what you put away and forget. I coloured the cat with copics and layered in onto some pink cardstock. The pink strip was cut from Spellbinders Curved Boarders Two that was adhered over an old scrap of PP from Rosie's Studio, that was then adhered to a pale grey card base. Added some mounting tape to the image to give it some dimension.

The Sketch


Cat: W1,3,5,9,10,R12.
Roses: R56,59,89.
Leaves & Stems: YG13,17.
Paper Wrapping: R000,83,85,89,N1.
Hearts: R27,89.
Ground: E41,43,44.
Shadow: V0000.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Outlawz Monthly Freebie Progressive Challenge

Butterfly Kisses

Finally have some time and space to get back into crafting. Had new carpet laid so that meant I had to dismantle my craft room and move everything out. Took ages to get it back together and I am still looking for things. At least it is now tidy so hopefully it will stay that way for a while. This month the image is from All Dressed Up and she is gorgeous. Kept the image large and added the sentiment then coloured her with copics. Tried a new hair combo and like the result.The PP is from a Kaiser 61/2 x 61/2 pad called Mademoiselle and I punched 3 butterflies from the same PP and added some copic colour and pearls to them so they would stand out. Added a pearl to the bag for extra bling.

Skin & Lips: E50,51,53,R20,RV23.
Hair: Y000,00,E40,41.
Dress: YG11,13,Y00,02,06 & black copic multiliner 0.1
Scarf:& Beanie: B18,21,23,26.
Bag: B21,23.
Butterfly: BV01,04,BG000,11 & sepia copic multiliner 0.3
Shadow: B0000. 

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Sending Hugs and kisses

I have finally got back into my craft room after new carpet and new shelving. This will be the last overhaul for a long, long time as it took for ever and I am still trying to remember where everything  is. Most is in the same area but some I just had to find a new home for and it always seems to be those items you want. At least I have managed to get back to crafting. Gerda's cute image is a couple of hedgehogs and was going to make a valentines card but made it suitable for any occasion. The image is coloured with copics then cut out with a Spellbinders oval die and then adhered to a brown scalloped oval. The white heart lace die is from Couture Creations and the extra hearts cut with a EK Success punch.Computer generated the sentiment and added glossy accents to the butterflies.

Hedgehogs: E40,41,42,44,47,49,YR24.
Hearts: R27.
Ground: W3,5.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Friend

Happy Birthday

A friend I have known for 48 years is having a birthday this month and I wanted to make her a special card. She has had a hard time the last three months so hoping this will cheer her up. Anything to do with Japanese culture is her thing and I found this gorgeous image from Little Blue Button called Sweet Geisha Charlie and here is the result. Used Copics to colour her and patterned paper scraps from my stash for the background. The red and orange small flowers were punched from old Carl punches and the large cream one with a Fancy That die. Attached the sentiment with some twine and my Geisha was done.


Skin: E50,51,53,R20.
Eyes: G12,14,and White Gel Pen
Hair: N3,5,7,9.
Dress: BV11,13,17,YR16,20,21.
Headband; BV11,13,17,R27,YR07,16.
Flowers: E41,71,YR18.
Fan: R27,YR21,16
Ground: N1,3.
Shadow: BV0000.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge 64

Merry & Bright

This month I decided to stay on the Christmas cards theme. As this is anything goes I often find it harder to pick an image but this cutie was calling out to be coloured. Went with my copics and left it clean and simple. The image and Scalloped edge is cut out with a die from Mama Elephant then adhered to a white card base. Not sure if I like the blue colour now. Next time will try a different colour.

Skin: E50,51,53,R20.
Hair: E00,07,08,19.
Top: E000,00,01,R27.
Trousers: B95,97,99.
Headband: E13,W1,3,YG17,R27.
Shoes: W3,5.
Drink: E41.
Pink Present: RV000,62,B00,BG01,02.
Green Present: G000,00,Y32,35.
Purple Present: BV01,04,V0000,01.
Star: YR04.
Shadow: B0000.
Ground: W1,3,5.

Di's Didgis Celebrate Challenge

Celebrate the season

I Chose this Snowman and Penguin image as it made me happy just looking at it. Hard to image celebrating in the snow though as we are having a very hot summer down here in Canberra Australia. I used my favourite copics to colour with and kept it clean and simple, just adding a grey border before adhering it to a white card base. They look like they are having a great time celebrating.


Snowman: B0000,000,32,N3,5,7.
Hat & Trim: R24,27,29,C0,1,3.
Green Scarf: G12,14.
Penguin: N3,5,7,9,YR04,R12,C0,1.
Purple Scarf: BV01,04.
Snow: C1,B0000,000.
Snowflakes: B0000.
Wine Glasses: E000,00,BG0000.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bugaboo Challenge Make us Laugh

Merry Christmas Present

I fell in love with this JJ Christmas Box image and had to buy it. I have a dear friend that this is so her and it will be her Christmas card for 2017, also it was the perfect image for this make me laugh challenge. I kept the card clean and simple and it really makes her stand out. I used my copics to colour the image and the tag and greeting are from Penny Black Christmas sets. I adhered the finished image to a red card piece from my stash then onto a white card base. 


Skin: E50,53,55,R20.
Hair: E70,71,74,77,79.
Glasses: B00.
Bows; R27,89.
Boots: C5,7,9,100.
Box: C1,N3,5.
Ribbon: BV13,17,25,31.
Present: Y00,04,08,38.
Ground: W0,1,3,5.
Shadow: BV0000.

AAA Cards Cas Challenge

All is calm, all is bright

My first card for this challenge and I hope it is cas enough. I still want to add just abit more but better than I used to be. The challenge is Silver and as I hadn't put all my Christmas stamps away this was what I came up with. The trees are from Stampin up Evergreen and the sentiment from other set of theirs called Wonderland. I Stamped the solid tree with tumbled glass distress ink, spritz with water and stamped three times. Used versamark for the overlay stamp then silver embossed them and fussy cut them out. Cut snow banks and also embossed the edges with silver embossing powder and added some tumbled glass for a bit of colour. The deer, from a MFT die is also silver embossed. Arranged the elements on a white card piece that I dry embossed with a snow pattern by sizzix, then onto a piece of blue glitter paper and a card base. I silver embossed the sentiment and around the edge of the card base to keep it all uniform.