15 October 2014

V is for Vibrant

Another post for today to let you know the new theme for ABC Challenges and our theme for the next two weeks is:

 

V for Vibrant

 

A fun theme and one that if you like me is out of your comfort zone.

 

We have two sponsors for our challenge Oakpond Creations and Marker Pop.

 

I have used a Oakpond Creations image called Peek a Boo Dragonflies and coloured it in with Copics.

 

I have recently been to a Copic Feathering Class so I have used the technique we used in class to blend the two colours together on the wings of the image. Plus I had a go at creating some clouds! My friend Julie who runs the classes will be glad that these two techniques have been used!

 

The papers are a recent find too and I just love the purple paper with the fabulous glitter swirl!

 

The die cuts used are Spellbinders Eyelet Circle Die and SU Circle Collection.  The papers are Hobby Fun Co – SP277 (purple with sparkle) and Mind’s Eye “Hello”.

 

A little bling and here is my card:

 

 

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Supplies:

Stamp set: Oakpond Peek a Boo Dragonflies
Card: Elegantly Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories:  Papers (from stash), Express It Blending Paper, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

 

 

and here is a close up of the little dragonflies:

 

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Copic markers used:

 

Dragonflies: V0000, V000, V01, V12, B0000, B000, B02, B04

Flower & Leaves: G000, G00, G24, G21, E000, E40, E42, E43

Clouds and Background: C0, C00, C02, C03, B000, B60

 

 

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

 

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - #63 Wings and Bling

Avenue 613 Challenge - #93 Anything Goes with Optional CAS

Sister Act Challenge - #78 Anything Goes

Creative Moments Challenge - #53 Anything Goes with Optional Recipe

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge - #198 Polka Dots

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Things that start with G (Glitter, Green)

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Super Fly (anything with wings)

 

 

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!

 

Meg

CCC – Thinking of You

A post today to let you know about our new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme for the next two weeks is:

 

Thinking of You

 

Our sponsor for the challenge is San’s Design

 

I have used the image called “Sweetheart” and I have gone blue rather than pink for my card and I just adore the paper which has created a fabulous background.

 

The die cuts used are the SU Circle and Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.  The punch is the retired eyelet border punch.

 

The ribbon, lace, doily and flowers are from my stash.  The lovely word sentiment is from the new SU Flower Patch stamp set.

 

Here is my card:

 

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Supplies:

Stamp set: Flower Patch Stamp Set, San’s Design Sweetheart 
Card: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Non SU Ribbon & Flowers, SU Doily, Papers (from stash), Express It Blending Paper, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

 

 

 

I just love how this turned out.

 

 

The copic markers used were:

Skin & Face: E0000, E000. E00, E21, R20, R21

Hair: E43, E42, E40, E47

Clothes & Hair Pin: B0000, B000, B02, B01, B04

 

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

 

Craft-Dee Bowz Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes with Bow

House of Cards Challenge – Punches and/or Dies

Melonheadz Friends Challenge – Lots of Layers

Ooh La La Creations Challenge - #167 Inspired by Nature

Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge - #122 Pretty Woman

Anything Goes with Twist - #2 Twist Female

That Craft Place Challenge – Girls but no pink

Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge – Bingo (Blue, Diecuts, Sparkle)

Party Time Tuesday Challenge - #185 Anything Goes

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting and please stop by and join us at Crafty Creations if you get a chance!

 

Meg

14 October 2014

HJ Snowman

Christmas is not so far away and if you haven’t had a chance to get started on your cards, please join us at Holly Jolly.

 

Our challenge for the next two weeks is:

 

Snowman

 

A fun theme and sponsored by Bugaboo & The Stamping Boutique

 

So dust off your Christmas Snowman’s as we would love you to join us!

 

I have used an image from the Stamping Boutique called Snowman Bring It On and coloured him in with Copic Markers.

 

I have used lots of layers and created the background with the SU “Endless Wishes” stamp set, which I just love!

 

The papers are from a retired DSP pack and the die is from the Memory Box die set called “Peaceful Snowflake Frame Set”.

 

Here is my card:

 

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I am really into lots of layers at the moment but I love how this card turned out.

 

Here is close up of the snowman:

 

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This is such a cute image and I was not sure of the yellow but I really like it.

 

Copic colours used:

Clothes: R81, 85, 83, R0000, W5, W3, W1, W00

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, R20

Hair: E40, E42, E43, E47

 

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

 

Delicious Doodles Challenge – Christmas in October

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - #34 Dies and/or Punches

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #280 Christmas

Milk Coffee Challenge – Lots of Layers

Deep Ocean Challenge - #88 Christmas in October

Digi Choosday Challenge - #40 Christmas

My Perfect Life – Christmas Cards

Scribble and Scrap Challenge - #29 Anything Goes

The Christmas Challenge - #44 Snowman

 

 

Thank you for visiting and please visit us at Holly Jolly too!

 

Meg

12 October 2014

Best Friend Fun

 

Hi everyone, hope you are well.

 

We have a new challenge over at Come and Get It with a fun theme:

 

Girly/Women Fun

 

I have chose a fun image from our Sponsor Bugaboo called Make It Snappy – Friends, which is about best friends and fun.

 

The image has been coloured in with Copic markers and I have added some ribbon flowers and a little butterfly.  The papers are from my stash and of course there is some bling.

 

Here is my card:

 

 

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Supplies:

Stamp set: Bugaboo Make It Snappy Friends
Card: Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch, SU Ribbon Flowers, Paper (from stash), Express It Blending Paper, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

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Copic colours used:

Clothes: R81, 85, 83, R0000, W5, W3, W1, W00

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, R20

Hair: E40, E42, E43, E47

 

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

 

Anything Goes with a Twist - #2 Twist: Female

Miriam’s Crafting Monthly Challenge - #17 Shades of Pink

Paper Pretties Challenge - #331 Clean and Simple

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Think Pink

AUD Sentiments Challenge - #117 Anything Goes with Sentiment

Southern Girls Challenge – Girly/Shabby Chic

Emerald Faeries Challenge - #60 Things with Wings

Sparkles Forum Monthly Challenge - #60 Things with Wings

The Crafting Cafe Monthly Challenge – Think Pink

 

 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you get a chance to join our challenge at Come and Get It as we would love to see you there!

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

Meg

01 October 2014

U is for Unique

Another card to share with you today, which I created for our new challenge at ABC Challenges.

 

Our theme is “U for Unique” or an Anything Goes theme.

 

The image used is a Magnolia image called “Ribbon Tilda”, which has been stamped on Copic Xpress cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers.  I have also used some Magnolia DSP that I recently purchased and it goes wonderfully with this image.

 

I have gone very girly, pinks, lace, flowers but that is ok.  I have also created lots of layers using retired Rose Red cardstock and Crumb Cake cardstock.  The sentiment is a Lilly of the Valley sentiment.

 

The dies used are from Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Venetian Motifs, Memory Box Lace Circle and SU Circles Collection Die.  The paper flower and lace are from my stash. 

 

Here is my card:

 

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

 

Deep Ocean Challenge - #87 At Least One Flower

Crafting from the Heart Challenge - #38 Anything Goes

MarkerPOP Challenge - #53 Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – 2 or more Designer Papers

613 Avenue Challenge - #91 Anything Goes with Option use a Heart

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge - #103 Just for Girls

Di’s Digital Design Challenge – Girly

Fantasy Stampers Challenge - #20 Here Comes the Girls

Tildas Town Challenge - #123 Fussy-Fancy, Clean Layered

 

 

Thanks once more for visiting and I hope to see you over at our challenge.

 

Meg

Use Orange

Hello and welcome back.

 

Just a quick note to share with you the details of our new challenge at Crafty Creations.

 

Our Theme is “Use Orange”

 

Halloween is not a big thing here in Australia but I picked up some great Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland Halloween Themed paper recently and thought it would be perfect to use for this challenge.

 

No stamping on my card which would be a first for along time but there is lots of pumpkins and orange.

 

Here is my card:

 

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The lace is from my stash and so is the bling, something quick and easy but fun to make.

 

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

 

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Something Old, Something New

Corrosive Challenge - #209 Halloween Colours

Open-Minded Challenge - #20 Fall/Autumn

Keep It Simple Challenge - #49 No Stamps

 

Enjoy the rest of your day !

 

Meg

30 September 2014

AG Christmas

Hi and thank you for visiting.

 

Our new challenge theme over at Holly Jolly for the next two weeks will definitely get you started on your Christmas cards:

 

Anything Goes Christmas

 

So no excuses, create a Christmas Card and share we us!

 

Our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo & Di’s Digi’s.

 

I have used a Bugaboo image called Ava Christmas Mistletoe Fairy, which has been coloured in with Copic Markers.

 

I have added some Dazzling Diamonds to her wings which add a little sparkle.

 

Here is my card:

 

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The paper is from my stash and the little Christmas message is from the That’s the Ticket stamp set which co-ordinates with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and has been stamped in Real Red.

 

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

 

Christmas Card Challenge - #44 Anything Goes

My Perfect Life – Christmas Cards

Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge - #167 Any Holiday

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge - #48 Anything Goes with a Touch of Red

Completely Christmas Challenge - #31 Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Layer It Up

ABC Christmas Challenge – S for Something Festive

Divas by Design Challenge – Pretty in Glitter

 

 

Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

 

Meg

28 September 2014

Anything Goes with Water


Hi and welcome back, just a quick post to share with you my card for the new challenge at Come and Get It.

Our Theme is Anything Goes with Water.

Our Sponsor is The Paper Shelter and the image I have used is called Bath Time.

A cute image and a fairly simple layout.

Here is card




here is a closer look at the little dog and girl:





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


Wags n Whiskers Stamp Challenge - #138 Furry Friends
Hanna and Friends Challenge - #206 Butterflies



Thanks for looking and I hope to see you back soon.

Meg






21 September 2014

Use 3 of Something

Just a quick a quick post to share with you the details of our new challenge over at Come and Get It for this week.

 

The theme is  Use 3 of Something

 

so pretty easy and we have two sponsors Bugaboo and Fitztown.

 

I have used a Bugaboo image and coloured the image in with Copic Markers.

The Copics used are skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 hair: E55, E53, E51, E51
clothes: N0, N2, N4, YG00,YG03, YG05 broom and shoes: E40, E42, E43
stars: Y23, Y21

 

For my 3 things, I have used 3 different types of papers which I found in my paper stash.  So my card has a few layers, some ribbon and bling.

 

The sentiment is from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set and just reads “It’s For You”.  A funny birthday card, for who I am not sure yet?

 

Here is my card:

 

 

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Supplies
Stamps:
Bugaboo Bobblehead Hween Witch, SU Amazing Birthday
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Accessories: Natural Chevron Ribbon, SU Circle Framelits, SU 1/1/4” Circle Punch, Rhinestones,

 

 

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

 

Suzy Bee’s Bloom’ Challenge - #46 Anything Goes with Spots or Dots

CCEE Stampers Challenge - #438 Word Play (H – Hat, U- Letter U, G- Green)

Delightful Sketches Challenge – All Fall Down

Clear it Out Challenge - We’re Going Crazy for Polka Dots

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Autumn Colours

 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you get a chance to join us this week.

 

Meg

17 September 2014

CCC - Vintage

 

Another post to share with you the details of our new challenge at Crafty Creations.

 

For the next two weeks we are going Vintage, so please come and join us and if you need some inspiration there is plenty to see from the Design Team here.

 

For my card I wanted to use a stamp set called “Love and Joy”, which can be used for Christmas but I have used it for a celebration card, just because I love the two simple words.

 

I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip on to Naturals White cardstock, which has been die cut and embossed using the Nestabilities Captivating Squares set.  I daubed with Crumb Cake before I removed the cardstock from the die to get the highlights on the embossing.

 

Both papers used are recent purchases, the first layer of paper is from Authentique Paper I am not sure of the name and the other paper is by Marion Smith Garment District “Manhattan” range – just love it! 

 

I folded the edges of the Authentique Paper and then paper piercing (which I haven’t done for ages) a couple of sides and then added more daubered Crumb Cake ink.  The faux stitching has been created with the Crumb Cake marker.

 

The lace is from my stash, so is the retired ribbon, Pearls and the Vintage Brads.

 

Here is my card:

 

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Vintage is not something is still a new style to me but I had a lot of fun creating this card and I just love the look. 

 

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

 

A Little Bit Crafty Monthly Challenge – Distress It

Card and Scrap Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas Monthly Challenge – New Things

Vintage Challenge - #87 At least 3 Layers

Bunny Zoe’s Monthly Challenge - Lace

Vintage Stamping Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes

That Craft Place Challenge - Sentimental

Crafting at the Weekend Monthly Challenge - #5 Anything Goes

Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge - #73 Vintage

 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the week!

 

Meg