Friday, October 8, 2021

#681

 


My time again with Sketch Saturday.  Our sketch for this week is


Now I did tweak this one a little. I was in a minion mood today and simplified the sketch. 



I replaced the diamond with a circle and the sentiment is just one strip rather than 2.  And I omitted the bow.  The image I used was from a Limited Edition box from 
You will find so many Fandom themes here.  I just love using their stamps and have a ball coming up with ideas.  
Don't forget to check out all the other DT projects and play along for your chance to win!
Happy crafting!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sparkle Glitter and Joy Snowmen

 

Back again with another project in my Guest Designer spot for


The image I had the pleasure of playing with is

Sparkle Glitter and Joy Snowmen



I chose not to use the traditional red and green colours for this Christmas themed card.  Shades of blue and a pop of purple.  I just love these cutie snowmen.  They are just gorgeous!
The shaker mix is a " real" mix. It has some of Catherine Poolers St Cloud mix, Uniquely Creative's Snowy Sequin mix, and glitter.  I even used a couple of snowflakes in the top right corner with a gem on each one for a little more bling.  
Since the snowmen are so lazily draped over the sentiment, I felt there was no need for anymore words on this card front.  I think having it as a shaker is all this card needed.  The background stamp is an old MFT one (I honestly cannot remember the name) and I am sure it was not meant for Christmas cards.  The swirls in it I took to be chilly winds and thought it would fit perfectly with this theme. 
Thank you for visiting my corner of the web.  Happy crafting!


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

#506 Penny's Paper Craft Challenge

 



We have another great challenge for you this fortnight.  Our sponsor for this round is

and the image I chose to use is

Owl Whisperer


I decided to with this pre coloured image to make some bookmarks.  Youngest daughter was having a sleepover so I made one each for the girls to use.  The set does give you the uncoloured image as well as the pre coloured one.  
I use some fabulous metallic ribbon from SU. This is my favourite mesh and cherish it, so the girls were lucky to receive it.  We all have something in our stash we don't want to part with.  Also used a metal thread to tie the bow.  Just enhances the beautiful image at the center of the project.

Oh and the die I used to make these bookmarks was a Mama Elephant one. 
Don't forget to check out all the other DT projects and play along for your chance to win!
Happy crafting. 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

SS #677

 


Sketch Saturday time again! Here is our sketch for this week. 


You will notice in my project I omitted the horizontal piece and the bow.  I just felt they did not go with my project.  

I like the simplicity of this one. It allows the character to really pop.  
I did add another rectangle panel behind the character as I didn't like only 4.  The 5th one finishes it off nicely.  If you are into this kind of theme or any fandom, you can find some awesome products at 
Don't forget to play along and also check out what else the other DT members have done.  
Happy crafting.




Monday, September 6, 2021

#144

 


We are back for another great month of fantastic projects.  There is no sponsor this month so we are free to use whatever we want.  
The theme is
Anything but Square


Love that spiral stencil.  It just fits this theme perfectly.  The stamp I used, the man, the red banner and the sentiment are from a set called Secret Agent  from Kindred Stamps
Granted the card is rectangle so this card totally meets the brief!  
Don't forget to check out all the other DT projects and you can even play along if you like.  We love seeing what everyone comes up with.  
lHappy crafting!
 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Patch

 

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My project for Digi Doodle Sturdios as a GDT is here again.  
I chose an a Christmas image to work with, as I am getting ahead for the silly season.  



Not your usual combination of colours for Christmas, but I am having fun doing things a little different of late. I started out with blue and silver then for some unknown reason I added pink.  Having done that the base card needed to be the same to make the blue pop.  The blue background is a mix of Broken China and a Navy Oxide (I cannot remember for the life of me and is hidden under all the rubble of craft supplies on my table...lol). I then spritzed water onto the blue background and used paper towel to remove to leave lighter blue patches. 
I did not use a die for the polaroid picture.  I just eyeballed it and used my trusty metal ruler and pen knife.  Sometimes you don't need the real thing.  
A little hard to see in the picture but I did pop the polaroid and then the baubles in the corners.  Adds some dimension to the card front. 
Thank you so much for popping by.  I hope you like my project.  
Happy crafting!  



Friday, September 3, 2021

#129 No Patterned Paper

 

Welcome to another great month of inspiration with the CCC Digi Creations challenge blog. 
This months sponsor is Star Jam Lines
I got the one of the cutest images ever.  





A year or two ago I bought some cute little clay clouds.  I finally found a use for  them other than for shaker cards.  This card is now  one of my favourites.  Baby cards seem to be my latest thing.  But then you can never have enough.  Our theme with this image was no patterned paper.  I love making these cards.  And using a soft blue fro the background was perfect.  
Don't forget to check out all the the other DT projects.  And do yourself a favour and check out Star Jam Lines images.  They are just gorgeous!
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

#504

 


Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge is on once again.  this weeks sponsor is 

Paper Nest Dolls

and the image I am using is

Ellie With Stocking



She is a gorgeous girl this one. You can change the colour of her hair to match any grandchild or recipient of the card.  
I used mustard seed oxide ink on the card cover and candied apple on the strip behind the image.  I then spritzed some water on these in droplets and removed with paper towel.  I stamped a bauble on the yellow panel to add to the Christmas theme.  
I stamped "The Ton" sentiment out in 2 different colours to match the rest of the theme.  All this mounted on SU Garden Green cardstock and little strips of the same colour behind the girl to just break up the background a little.  
A big thanks to Paper Nest Dolls for allowing us to play with their images this challenge.  
Happy crafting!




APTTC September

 


It is A Perfect Time to Craft blog challenge again.  This month we have a new sponsor 
She has some awesome images to choose from.  I got to play with 


I really mixed it up.  I used a MFT stencil, Lotus flowers are from a Waffle Flower set (that is many moons old) Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Oxide inks as well as Copic markers to colour Jasmine in.  
It really was an easy project to do.  It just fell together. And I really wanted the digital image to be the stand out feature as that is who we are promoting this month.  
Big thank you to Beat Paper for allowing us to us her images.  I have bought several of them in the past and I have to say there will be plenty more in my cart very soon. 
Happy crafting!


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

#503




Stampers Delight are our sponsor this week over at Penny's
My image is the just the cutest! 

                                                                   Anime Believe In Yourself



I had fun playing with this one.  Not only using an anime type image but the colour combo's on this one.  I love them!!  Granny Apple Green and Rich Razzleberry, both from Stampin'Up.  
I even done an ombre hair style for this little lady.  My daughter is jealous.  She wants her hair so badly...lol.  
Don't forget to check out all the other DT members blogs for their awesome projects, and pop on over to Stampers Delight for all your digital images.  
Happy crafting!


Friday, August 13, 2021

#673

 


Sketch Saturday time again.  This weeks sketch is


And this week I finally played with my favourite set (right now) from



Motel Friends is the set I am talking about.  Great card for the LGBTQIA+ community as this character is part of it.  
I kept the colour scheme very simple as he only dresses in black and white 99% of the time. 
I add a little bling with the glimmer strip under the diagonal panel and then punched some of that as well for the dots.  
The flower was replaced with the wine bottle with the sentiment.  
Don't forget to play along with us and check out the other DT projects while there.  
Happy crafting! 

Friday, August 6, 2021

#143

 


StarJamLines are our sponsor this month.  If you have not checked out their etsy page, please do.  They have some very cute designs. 

The image I was lucky enough to work with is

Gnome in a Watering Can 2

Isn't he cute?  I think so.  What would be even better is to draw in your own background.  I can see him in front of a potting bench or something.  Our only requirement was to not use patterned paper when doing our project.  '
Play along for your chance to win a great prize.  Thank you for popping by.
Happy crafting.


StormiVega

 


Hello!  I hope you are all safe wherever you are in the world.  I am still hiding in my craftroom and and having fun. 
Today I am sharing with you a project I have done for my Guest DT role over at 
Dig Doodles Designs.
This months theme is Summer.  Totally different to what us Aussies are having right now.  Although, the weather has been relatively mild for us of late. 
I got the chance to play with

I decided upon doing a title page for my journal for this years annual beach holiday.  Doesn't she look at home right there!  
I done something a little different when colouring this one in.  I used my Prismacolor pencils instead of Copics.  AND, I did it on Kraft cardstock.  It come up a real treat. I love how her hair turned out too.  The DDS girl images have the most gorgeous hair.  I love the bouncy and full bodied curls on each of them.  I am honestly very jealous!  Lol.  
Anyway thank you for popping in to see my project.  I will have to continue using the pencils more I think.  They are a great medium to use.  
Happy crafting!




Tuesday, August 3, 2021

#502

 


Pattie's Creations is one of our sponsors this time around.  And the image I was lucky enough to play with was

Magnolia Branch


Purple seems to be my go to colour of late.  And it looks great with this flower.  A very simple image, but looks great with any sentiment.  The sentiment I used was a Stampin Up one.  Add a bit of an outline in grey allows the image to pop.  Add a few gems tor glitz and voila! 
If you would like to play along with our challenge, you have a chance to win a prize!  
And don't forget to check out the rest of the DT projects.  They have worked very hard and show even more ideas with our sponsored images. 
Happy crafting!



Monday, August 2, 2021

#128 Use Flowers

 


Welcome back to another great month of inspiration with CCC Digi Creations challenge blog.
This month our theme is Use Flowers. 


I thought I would go one better.  I went flowers and frogs.  Are they not the cutest?  And here is that purple making another appearance.  But it really does suit the colour scheme so well.  The meditating frog is not actually in the flower, so I added him there.  The flowers at the bottom is one single flower stamp, then masked and the other 2 then stamped on each side.  You can make your own border with just one image easily.  
Don't forget to check out all the gorgeous projects from our DT.  They do such a great job. And don't forget to play along for your chance to win. 
Happy crafting.



Saturday, July 31, 2021

#671




Welcome to another great week of inspiration from our Sketch Saturday DT. 



We are lucky enough this week to scan the archives for a sketch to play with. I found mine from 2019.


Now I know I do not have any baby cards in my stash, so I though this sketch would be perfect for that.  I sued the Koala from Star Jam Lines Digital shop on Etsy. 



Works perfect for both colour schemes.  And I am thinking of even doing a green version so I can have a gender neutral card incase I run out of one of the colours.  Win, win! 
The dot patterned paper is from the new Stampin'Up Sale a Bration catalogue.  You can never have enough of black and white papers as any colour can be used with them. 
This is an image I honestly have been hanging out to use.  Being an Aussie, I love when I can find cute Aussie animal images.  
Stay safe and happy crafting. 

 

APTTC August

 


We are back with our sponsor craftsUprint this month.  They provide a crafter with a quick and easy way to make your projects. 

My set this month is Merry Christmas Gnomes


The great thing about these sets is everything is done for you.  You just print, trim and put together.  A very quick project.  It even gives you a second set of images on the one page so you can pop up the image to give the card dimension.  Genius!  The corner florals are popped too. The only thing not included in this one is the sentiment. That was from an old Stampin'Up set.  

Don't forget to play along for your chance to win a prize.  \

Happy crafting.



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

#501

 

TheArtsystamperShop Is our fantastic sponsor for this fortnight. 

Fall Flowers Stamp is the image I had the pleasure of playing with


As you can see I add the flower twice on the card.  In both corners to frame the sentiment from this image.  Such a lovely flower to use.  I went with the pretty in pink combo to totally glam this up. 
A perfect CAS project.  Throw on some glossy accents to finish.
Play along with us for your chance to win, and don't forget to check out the hard work our DT have done with their projects.  
Happy crafting. 



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

#142 Christmas in July

 


We are back with another great challenge for you this month.  
Christmas in July. 
Great idea to get ahead for the silly season. This months sponsor is


And I got to use this cute image


When I coloured this I am not sure Robins were in my mind.  But I knew the colours I wanted to use to match the papers.  You could colour them any colour you like.  Like a blue and silver theme would go great with these birds too.  Your options are endless.  
I made up some poinsettias, and placed them in opposing corners.  Another great image that lends itself to a CAS style card.  The image does the work, not the crafter. 
This would look awesome on a slimline card.  I may keep that idea for later in the year.  
Don't forget to play along and check out all the DT projects.  They are awesome!
Happy crafting. 




#500

 

Back again with another project for Penny's 
This fortnights sponsor is
                                              
and the image I was lucky enough to use was

Fuchsia Flower


I honestly don't know why I don't colour more flowers for cards.  This turned out so pretty.  
Copic markers BV 17 , BV13, BV11, V12 and V15 make the purples pop and RV17, RV19, RV29 and RV63 round out the pinks on this project.  
I kept the card simple so the flowers could do their thing.  
I never had much luck growing fuschia's.  They don't like our humid climate.  May try again one day.  But for now, those plants are better in someone else's hands...lol. 
Don't forget to check out all the other DT's fantastic projects and play along for your chance to win.  
Happy crafting!


Santa Gnome

 Happy Christmas in July!!!

That's right.  I am getting in early this year folks.  No rest for the wicked when there is crafting to be had.

My mission this year was to try and stay ahead of the game when it came to Christmas cards.  And so far, a huge tick for me!  

Today I am sharing a fairly simple card but it looks so good.  I used 

Santa Gnome

from Digi Doodle Studios. 

I made a full sized card using only the Santa image. 

Love the rich reds with the green plant behind him.  And having this digital image means I can resize him as large or as small as I like.  I reckon he would look great on my Christmas display in my stall.  What do you reckon?

I even popped the holly by printing an extra one to colour and add on for a little dimensional fun.


I even put his pants on inside the card....hehe.  


And I add wink of stella to all cuffs and the fluff around his hat and pom pom.  Hard to tell in the photo but I did try my best....lol. 
Thank you for dropping by and having a look at my project today.  I hope you are doing your best to prepare for the silly season. 
Happy crafing!





Monday, July 5, 2021

#23

 


Today is a little sad for me.  This will be my last post as a DT member for this challenge.  I have had a wonderful 6 months with this fantastic group of crafters.  Each week we have brought you a new challenge, and I love how each week is different.  Mixing it up keeps from getting dull. I do plan on playing along with them as the challenge continues.  Will be exciting to see the challenge from the outside...hehe.  

Without further ado, this weeks challenge is a sketch one. 

Nice and simple.  And these are the ones that make a quick card when you are all out of mojo!



This came in handy this week.  I am preparing for our local Pop Fest, where I will have a stall filled with all kids of fandom themes.  This one is close to my heart
I bought my stamps from Kindred Stamps;


The paper was something in my stash I had saved from a magazine that had free patterned paper inside.  It pays to keep them!  

I wish all the DT continuing and all the new members all the best in their crafting endeavour's..  It has been a real pleasure to craft along side of you all.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to Guest DT!  
Happy crafting!
 


#681

  My time again with Sketch Saturday.  Our sketch for this week is Now I did tweak this one a little. I was in a minion mood today and simpl...