Thursday, 24 August 2017

Koi Wonders at Ching-Chou Kuik

We're nearing the end of another challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's blog.  There's still time for you to add your wonderful creations, so pop on over.

It's Anything Goes for this week's inspiration so I have used the wonderful image 'The Koi' (she is part of a set) to create my sea-themed card.

Product list:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Cheesecloth
  • Shells
  • Flowers
  • ProMarkers - Midnight, Denim, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Indigo, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Bright Orange, Mango, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink & Pastel Pink
  • Wink of Stella, clear

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fire of The Sun(flower)

I love different challenge themes and Aurora Wings have a really good one right now, "The Elements".  I don't think I've seen a challenge use this theme before, but it can be interpreted in many different ways. 
I have used the cute 'Sunflower Sprite', which obviously comes from the Earth and I have coloured her to represent Fire. 

Product list:
  • Cream card blank
  • Recollections designer paper
  • Graphic 45 patterned paper
  • Black card
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Words dies
  • Echo Park enamel dot
  • ProMarkers - Sunflower, Tulip, Buttercup, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Canary, Lemon, Cardinal, Olive, Moss, Pear, Pine, Berry & Amber


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - The Elements
  2. Cute Card Thursday - #491 Fun in the Sun!
  3. I ♥ ProMarkers  - #341 Summer
  4. Your Scrapbook Place - August Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #64 Anything Goes


Monday, 21 August 2017

Life Is Better With Friends

Power Poppy are having a little Mix and Match Challenge so I thought I'd join in. There are many different ways to combine stamps, but I've chosen to showcase some different flowers.  I digitally fussy-cut the main flowers from the sets I own to create three focal images on my card.  I also chose to colour using the 'Hues to Use' palette. 
Product list:
  • White and blue card
  • Sequins
  • Power Poppy digital images - Camellias, Everything's Rosy & Countryside Bouquet
  • ProMarkers - Denim, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Mustard, Buttercup, Indigo, Midnight, Sunflower, Aegean, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Warm Grey 1


I am entering my card into the following challengess:

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Green for Luck at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's time for some more inspiration over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog. The challenge this month is 'Four-Legged Friends' and you can add your entry here
This week the team were challenged to use a colour we don't like or don't use very often.  I'm not the biggest fan of green, so I decided to use 'Green Moth Maiden' and created a good luck card using just one more colour. 

Product list:
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Recollections laser cut paper pad, 'Boho' collection
  • Recollections paper flowers
  • Papermania buttons
  • ProMarkers - Moss, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Olive, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Pastel Pink, Apple, Meadow Green, Forest, Bright Green, Lime, Pine, Sunflower, Tulip & Buttercup



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Beautiful Blossom Congrats

Andrea at Sheepski Designs hid a sneaky freebie in her Facebook group recently and I was very happy that it was the gorgeous 'Jean's Cherry Blossom', as I love colouring flowers. 
So naturally I had to go ahead and make a lovely CAS card to show off the image.  I'm really liking doing this style of card at the moment.  So simple, yet striking and great for posting. 

Product list:

  • Cream card blank
  • Pink card
  • Pearls
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Words die
  • ProMarkers - Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Blush, Holly, Forest, Moss, Pear, Rose Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Magenta & Warm Grey 1

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Sheepski Designs (Facebook) - #14 Anything Goes
  2. Sheepski Designs - #5 Flower Power
  3. Passion for ProMarkers - WK408 Pretty Pastels
  4. The Corrosive Challenge - #8 August Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #63 Anything Goes


Monday, 14 August 2017

Merry Christmoose

I was lucky enough to win a set of Canadian-themed stamps by Frog's Whiskers Ink from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine a few weeks ago, so thought I'd have a play with them.  It's been a while since I did any tapestry stamping so I used these stamps in conjunction with some other stamps I have, to create a Christmas card.  It feels weird to me now making a card without a digital stamp, but I realise how much I love playing with real stamps.
I can never get my writing as nice as I'd like when writing sentiments, but I didn't have anything suitable for this card. I really wanted to to a pun-ny sentiment!

Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Papermania snowflake stamps (free from a set in the magazine)
  • See-D's Morsels stamps 'Springtime Collection'
  • Frog's Whiskers Inks stamps 'Maple Leaf' & 'Moose'
  • Whispers inks
  • Black pen

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Stamping Sensations - August Anything Goes
  2. Power Poppy - Mix and Match
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q & R (Quick & Red)
  4. Addicted to CAS - #117 One Layer
  5. A Bit More Time to Craft - #49 Anything Goes



Thursday, 10 August 2017

Four-Legged Friends at Ching-Chou Kuik

Another challenge has started over at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.  This time the theme is 'Four-Legged Friends' so we want to see your creations using animals.  Join in the fun here

I have chosen to use 'Christmas Venice Night' and made a rocking stepper card, which I haven't done for a while. I tend to shy away from colouring animals so this was a good challenge for me. 

Product list:
  • Red & pale green cardstock
  • Silver craft tape
  • Gems
  • Outline stickers
  • Tag embellishment
  • Vellum
  • Silver & Gold Sakura Gelly Rolls
  • ProMarkers - Warm Grey 1-3, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Black, True Blue, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Leaf Green, Lime Green, Meadow Green, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Cool Grey 3, 4 & 5



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #345 Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - August Anything Goes
  3. Show Us Your Pussies - #21 Furrything Goes
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1732 Anything Goes
  5. Classic Design Team - #16 Anything Goes



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sea of Wonders

Now I'm starting to get some more sea-themed embellishments, I couldn't resist another mermaid card (no tail on this one though!) and an excuse to colour up another gorgeous Aurora Wings image.

Product list:
  • Cream cardstock
  • Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea patterned papers, Ephemera card and chipboard embellishment
  • Shell ribbon
  • Cheesecloth
  • Starfish
  • Eyelet Outlet brad
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dried Marigold & Stormy Sky
  • X-Cut circle nesting dies
  • Aurora Wings 'Whisper of the Sea' digistamp
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Almond, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue, Shale, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Holly, Lush Green, Mint Green, Black, Cool Grey 5, Warm Grey 4&5, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue Midnight Blue, China Blue & Cardinal



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings (FB) - Sketch
  2. Stamps by Aurora Wings - The Elements (water)
  3. Lemon Shortbread - #47 Anything Goes
  4. Your Scrapbook Place - August Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August Anything Goes
  6. Come and Get It - Time To Die (die cuts)





Wednesday, 2 August 2017

A Purrfect Christmas

I colour so many people that I wanted a break from skin tones and hair.... well almost a break from hair! I just had to colour up this adorable little kitty from Aurora Wings. Who doesn't love kittens right?! You can find the image 'Kitten In A Stocking' in the shop here.
While I was at it I figured, why not just colour two images at the same time.  I love having matching cards and gift tags, especially at Christmas. 

Product list:

  • Card blank
  • Red and Kraft cardstock
  • Dovecraft 'A Krafty Christmas' DP
  • Papermania Bakers twine
  • Unbranded flower and leaf dies
  • X-Cut nesting scalloped circle dies
  • Flower centre embellishment
  • Eyelet
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-3, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Sunkissed Pink, Pastel Pink, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna & Caramel
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll



I am entering my card & tag into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - #54 Fur and Feathers
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #344 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - August AG
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August AG
  5. ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q & R (R is for RED)
  6. Winter Wonderland - Use a Digi Image

Mermaid in a Vase

Well I've already shown you the card I made for my friend's 50th birthday, so today I will show you her present.  We'd been talking a while ago and I said I really wanted to make a mermaid in a jar, so that's what I did! 
I didn't want anything too cutesy, so chose to use 'Pin Up Mermaid' by JadeDragonne.  She's absolutely perfect for this project, sitting in her shell.  It was quite fiddly adding all the glass beads for bubbles. I couldn't get the invisible thread to knot big enough, so had to glue them in the end! 
I'm so happy with how this project turned out. It's just what I had in my mind.

Product list:
  • Glass vase
  • Course stone granules
  • Shells
  • Plastic foliage
  • Glass beads
  • Cheesecloth
  • Starfish
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Almond, Cardinal, Ruby, Lipstick, Black, Aegean, Duck Egg, Cool Grey 5, Burgundy, Antique Pink, Pale Pink, Saffron, Blush, Satin, Slate, Violet, Lavender, Caramel, Sandstone, Vanilla & Cool Aqua
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, White




I am entering my mermaid into the following challenges:
  1. Passion for ProMarkers - WK406 Fun in the Sun
  2. Morgan's ArtWorld - #15 Anything Goes
  3. Brown Sugar - #261 Anything Goes
  4. World Wide Open Design Team - #24 Anything Goes
  5. The Crafty Addicts - #39 Anything Goes/Girly




Tuesday, 1 August 2017

August Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

A new month, a new challenge and also an anniversary for me at Crafts Galore Encore! It is now one year since I joined the team and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. 

Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place who are offering one set of images to the lucky winner
I have used one of the new images to the store from the 'Candy Shoppe' set.  A retro set of scales with some liquorice allsorts.  I'm not fond of liquorice myself, but they were fun to colour!

Product list:
  • Cream cardstock
  • Dark brown paper
  • Papermania Scrumptious DP
  • ProMarkers - Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Cool Grey 1-4, Black, Cerise, Fuchsia, Pink Carnation, Sunflower, Canary, Lemon, Warm Grey 1&2, Walnut, Henna, Cinnamon, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin & Amber

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Monday - Food and/or Drink
  2. Beccy's Challenges - August Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August Anything Goes
  4. Your Scrapbook Place - August Anything Goes
  5. A Perfect Time To Craft - #7 Anything Goes


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