21 May 2015

Spots

Hello and thanks for visiting.

 

We have a super fun new challenge at Southern Girls and we are sure you will want to join us.

 

Our Theme is “Spots”.

 

Easy and we have a super sponsor All Dressed Up.

 

I have used a lovely sponsor’s image called So Pretty and coloured it with Copic Markers.

 

There are spots on the image and spots on the paper I used, so lots of spots.

 

The paper used is from Prima Marketing Sun Kiss Collection Lemon Ginger and Kaiser Craft Oh So Lovely Collection P1790 Femme.

 

The sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set and the ribbon is retired Satin Stitched Primrose Petal.  The butterfly die is from Joy Crafts 6002.

 

The cardstock is Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Naturals White and Copic Xpress Blending cardstock.

 

Here is my card

 

 sg spots 3

 

 

The corners have been rounded using the Rounding Punch and of course I added some bling.

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

sg cup 2

 

 

Super sweet isn’t she.

 

The Copic Markers used were

 

Hair: E53, 55, 57, 50

Skin: E11, 0000, 000, 00

Clothes: R85, 83, 81, 00, 0000, Y0000, 18, 15, 13, 11, 00

 

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Creative Moments Challenge - #68 Anything Goes with Optional Twist

 Creatalicious Challenge - #75 Butterflies & DT Call

Petal Lu Challenge – Anything Goes

Scribbles Design Challenge - #29 B is for…. (butterflies, bow, bling)

Sugar and Betty Challenge – Anything Goes

All Dressed Up Challenge - #35 Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenge - #106 Things with Wings & DT Call

Whoopsi Daisy Monthly Challenge – Things with Wings

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - #10 Anything Goes

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge – Anything Goes with Twist Add Pink

 

Have a fabulous day.

 

Meg

20 May 2015

For Anne

This is a post for my friend Anne who passed away last week.  She is now at peace.

 

Anne loved my cards and I made this simple card for her family.

 

I have used the SAB Lotus Blossom and Thoughts & Prayers stamp sets.

 

The cardstock used was Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Whisper White.

 

The SAB Lotus Blossom stamp set is a two step stamp set so the inks used were Blackberry Bliss/Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive/Mossy Meadow for the stem.

 

 

Here is my card:

 

Anne's card 2

 

 

I stamped the blossom on the inside of the card and also used another sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set which reads:

 

Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and

loving memories to heal your heart

 

I think I need to make this card as much as I needed to make it Anne’s Family.

 

Rest in Peace my dear friend.

15 May 2015

J is for Jewels

Hi everyone, hope you are well.

 

We have a new fun challenge at ABC Challenges and I wanted to share the details with you.

 

Our Sponsors are All Dressed Up and The Ribbon Girl

 

Our theme for the next two weeks is “J is for Jewels”.
So raid your stash and show us some sparkle!

 

I have used a sweet image from All Dressed Up called Looking Gorgeous and coloured the image in with Copic Markers.

 

The colours have been inspired by the paper that I have used.

 

 

abc dressed up 1

 

I was going to put a sentiment on the front but I will save it for the inside.

 

Unfortunately you cannot see very clearly where the bling is on the image, but I have used Rhinestones on the necklace and also some Silver Kindy Glitz to add the sparkle to my card.

 

 

abc dressed close up

 

Thanks for visiting and we would love to see your creation at our challenge!

 

Meg

13 May 2015

Colour Challenge

Hello, hope you are having a fabulous week and keeping well.

 

We have a new challenge over at Crafty Creations for the next two weeks and we hope that you will join us!

 

A colour challenge and you will need to use at least 3 of the colours on your creation but we are sure you will love the colour choices!

 

I have created my card which may give you a little inspiration.

 

I have coloured the image which is A Day for Daisies image called Mom’s Hat. 

The image has been coloured with Copic markers and the Paper is from the Manor House Collection BEA-04 “Beautiful You Fresh & New”.

 

The colours I have featured on my card are: Pink, Kraft, Green and White

 

Here is my card:

 

ccc colour

 

 

And here is the colour choices for the challenge:

 

 

Meighan Wheller's photo.

 

 

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

ccc colour 1

 

The Copic Markers used were:

 

Hair: E30, 33, 35, 37

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21

Hat: E0000, 42, 43, 40, R0000, 000, 85, 83, 81

Dress: R0000, 000, 85, 83, 81

Eyes: B000, 01

 

This was a lovely card to make and I love the colours in the challenge, hope you do too!

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Crafty Boots Challenge – Ribbon or Lace

Melon Headz Friends Challenge – All about Kids

Scribble and Scrap Crafts Challenge - #44 Anything Goes

 

 

Thanks for visiting!

 

Meg

12 May 2015

Christmas CAS

Hi everyone,

 

We have a new challenge over at Holly Jolly for the next two weeks:

 

Clean and Simple

 

Sometime it can be so hard to complete CAS card, we for me at times and this time I had the image but just couldn’t get the right layout.

 

Eventually came up with some simple greetings, very little bling and the image.

 

I have used a Magnolia image called Tilda Catching Stars that can be found at Stamp & Create who is one of our Sponsors.

 

Here is my card:

 

 

HJ CAS

 

The card stock used was Basic Grey, So Saffron and Xpress It Blending Cardstock.

 

The image was stamped in Memento Black and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers.

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

HJ CAS 1

 

The Copic Markers used were:

 

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21

Hair: E42, 43, 44, 40

Dress: V0000, 000, 20,22,25

Stars/Crown: Y00, 21, 11

Shoes: W1, 00, 3, 0

Wand: C00, 2

 

The sentiments are from the SU stamp set Endless Wishes and were stamped in Basic Grey ink.

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

 

Tilda Town Challenge - #154 Fussy & Fancy or Clean & Layered

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #278 CAS

Crafting from the Heart Challenge - #59 Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge - #261 Anything Goes

 

Thanks for visiting.

 

Meg

10 May 2015

Flowers

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day to every Mum!

 

We have celebrated Mother’s Day with a lovely breakfast together and then we went and seen the lovely Cinderella movie, which was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

 

I am wanting to share with you our fabulous new challenge at Come and Get It for this week.

 

Our challenge theme is “Flowers” and we have some fabulous sponsors too.  I have used an image from one our Sponsors Sami Stamps.

 

This beautiful image is called Wild Flower Beauty and I have created this card for my Mum for Mother’s Day.

 

There are flowers everywher - on the paper, on the side and in hair of this lovely image.

 

The colours were inspired by the paper and I have chosen to do an Easel Card and added a section on the back of the front part of the card to leave a message for Mum.

 

The papers used were from Prima Marketing #843380 Alla-Prima Collection “Ferrulle” & Bo Bunny Love Letters Airmail #13501490.

 

Here is my card:

 

cagi flowers

 

 

The lace and flowers are from my stash and I have also used some pearls in the hair and on the card base.

 

The sentiment reads “You’re Simply Wonderful” from SAB SU Set Simply Wonderful and was stamped in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock.

 

The Dies used were from the SU Ovals Collection, Marianne Design Large Petral Oval and the Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Set.

 

Here is a closer look at the image:

 

flowers 2

 

The Copic Colours used were:

 

Skin: E0000, 00, 21,11, R21

Hair: E37, 35, 33, 30

Flowers: BG0000, 000, 10, 11, 13, 15

 

 

 

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

 

A Gem of a Challenge - #114 More than One Fold

Allsorts Challenge - #310 Die Cuts (more than 2)

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – Loads of Flowers

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - #79 Anything Goes with Flowers

Brown Sugar Challenge - #145 Layers

Creative Fingers Challenge - #79 Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #138 Lots of Flowers

Scrap & Craft Inspiration Challenge - #8 Lace and Pearls

Inky Impressions Challenge - #208 Embellishments

Creative Card Crew Challenge - #86 Fancy Folds

 

 

We hope you join us this week as we would love to see how “Flowers” have inspired you for this challenge.

Meg

02 May 2015

National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Extravaganza


Hi everyone,
 
Southern Girls and SpiegelMom Scraps have combined for a fabulous National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Extravaganza.





A weekend of fun, creating and prizes including prizes from our sub sponsor Auzz Trinkets & Crafts

Come and join in the fun - sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/352855381575724

 

 

01 May 2015

I is for Inspire

Hi and welcome back.

 

Just a quick post to tell you about our new challenge at ABC Challenges for the next two weeks.

 

Our theme is "I for Inspire Us" and our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter.

 

I have used a super cute image called "Arr" from The Paper Shelter and the image has been coloured in with Copic Markers.

 

 

This cute image is a little boy dressed up as Pirate so after colouring him in, I decided he needed his own ship to sail.

 

So I did a rough drawing of a ship on Naturals Ivory cardstock and cut it out.  Then layered some paper over the bottom, created a mast and added the sail.

 

I also added some other paper, a sea gull from Scrapmatts CB1221 Nautical Designs was daubered with some Crumb Cake ink , a few pearls and scalloped eyelet punched border.

 

The papers used were Authentique Seasons Collective “Summer One” #SEA009 and Graphic 45 By the Sea Collection “My Anchor #4500903”. 

 

 

 

Here is my card:

abc I

 

 

The lace is the Sahara Sand 7/8” Lace Trim and the sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set which has been stamped in Midnight Muse (retired) and punched out with a small Oval Punch (retired).

 

Here is a close up of the image:

abc I closeup

 

The Copic Markers used were:

Hair: E57, 55, 53, 50

Skin: E11, 0000, 000, 00, R21, 30

Hat/Bag: W5, 3, 00, 0

Sword: E44, 43, 42, 40

Clothes: B0000, 00, 01, 4, 2, Y15, 13, 11, 00

 

Isn’t he the sweetest and he looks like he is having a fabulous time!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - #17 Stripes and/or Polka Dots

Little Red Wagon Challenge - #287 ‘B’elieve It (Boy, Blue, Boat)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - #15 Anything Goes

Kraftin Kimmies Stamps Challenge - #29 Anything Goes

Cutie Pie Challenge - #86 All About Boys

The Sisters of Craft Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes

 

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Meg

29 April 2015

Photo Inspiration

We have a fun Photo Inspiration at Crafty Creations for the next two weeks and we would love you to join us.



Our challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and I have used a super sweet image called Flower Boy 1 which has been coloured in with Copic Markers.
 
The paper used is from Fabscraps and is called Wild Tones #C59007. These colours have inspired the colours on the image. 

 
Here is my card:
 
ccc photo
 
Here is the photo:

Jaime Schlangen's photo.
 
I was inspired by the flowers, blue colour, word “wish” and the shape of the biscuits “square”.
 
 
The dies used are from the SU Circles & Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles. The sentiment is from the SU Butterfly Basic Set and has been punched out with an SU Tag punch, the ink is Midnight Muse.  I have also used the Decorative Dots SU Embossing folder on the Sahara Sand cardstock.  The
 
Here is closer look at the them image:
 


ccc photo cup
 


The Copic Markers used were:

Hat: C2, 1, 0
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R30
Shoes: N0, 2, 4, 6
Pants: E0000, 43, 42, 40, 30
Clothes/Flowers: B0000, 000, 00, 4,2,1, Y00, 15, 13




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenges - #28 Kids & Primary Stash
Die Cutting Divas Challenge - #213 Kid Theme
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #259 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - #74 Embossing

 


I think this is such a cute image and I love the end result.
 




Thanks for visiting, see again soon.
 



Meg

28 April 2015

White Plus One

We have a fun new challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge for you.

Our theme is White Plus One colour.

We have three fabulous sponsors, Stitchy Bear, QKR Stampede and Sami Stamps.

I have used an image from Stitchy Bear called Christmas Sled which has been coloured with Copic Markers.

The layout is simple and the colour is a very soft blue/Green.  It almost makes me feel a little cold so the snowflakes I thought seem perfect.

Here is my card:

 

hj colour 2 

A simple layout but I like it.

Here is close up of the image:

 

 hj colour clup

 

 

We look forward to you join us and sharing your White Plus One creation.

Meg