Tuesday, November 30, 2021

December APTTC


is here again.  This month we have 2 sponsors and the one I had the pleasure of working with is 
and the image I chose was

These young elves look so broody don't they?  This time I chose not to do a card, and instead do some bookmarks.  I coloured their hair different to see how they looked.  I kind of like both.  No favourites this time around.  The background on the bookmarks are Tea dye Oxide ink.  And the ribbon and string I used gives it the forest/earthy feel.  
Do love a chibbi image.  
Anyway don't forget to stop by the challenge to see the other projects from the design team and why not play along for your chance to win. 
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021



That time again!
and this fortnights sponsor is

Patty's Creations

and my image to create with is

Mouse Sleeping In Sardine Can

Even though this little fellow is not the most conventional image to use, he is totally cute none the less. 
I was originally going to make this a "Shopping List" notebook because he is sleeping in a sardine can, but I thought I would Make the sentiment a note worthy one instead.  And the little mouse is doing what I love to do, take a nap!  lol. 

I thought I would use a couple of my Elizabeth Craft dies to add a little interest to the card front, the green mesh one and the arrow in the circle top right.  
This project shows that any image can be used for whatever purpose you choose. 
Don't forget to check out the other DT projects and maybe even play along for your chance to win a prize.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021



Back again with another fortnight of inspiration with 
The sponsor this time around is

The image I played with was 

This image is just the best sought to practice your colouring on.  I kept this card as one dimension with nothing popped at all.  Need to add more shading in the shade of the bear and ball but otherwise it works.  I drew in the window and table and cloth.  This card is all about the image.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to win and also check out the other DT projects.  
Thanks for looking. 
Happy crafting.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

#146 Add Some Sparkle

Welcome back to another great challenge with Creative Craft Cottage

Sadly this will be our last one over there unless someone would like to take on the blog challenge. 

This month we had to add some sparkle to our projects. 

I usually make a selection of pop up cards for sale each year in my market stall.  This is just one design but in 4 different colours. 

Sometimes in our crafting, when taking photo's it is hard to see metallics.  But the 3 in the back have silver foil diecuts and the front one has gold foil.  

The stockings are embossed with gold or silver embossing powder to match.  If I get some time later this week I will take some close up photo's and add them to this post. 

Please check out the other DT members projects and join us and play along , at what will be our last challenge. 

Happy crafting.


Saturday, November 6, 2021

Chipper Tweets Winter Christmas Tag


Welcome to another great Digi Doodle Studio's inspirational project. 
This months theme for me is Christmas.  I got to choose a really cute little fellow

Once again I did not go with traditional colours.  Pink, purple and gray for the win! Lol

Using my copics I coloured the image.  
Pinks R89 R85 R83 R81
Purples V09 V17 V15 V12
Greys C5 C3 C1
Brown was E27
Beak was YR23 YR21 YR20
Background B00
I hand drew the border twice to get the little overlaps.  After I took this photo I coloured the little closed in bits with V15.  If I get a chance I will take another photo and add it in.  It really does finish it off nicely. 
I didn't go for a bright orange for the beak as I did not want it to stand out.  The next photo if you look closely shows I added in some wink of stella to the hat and leaves.  It is such a shame it is hard to photograph that shimmer as a whole when looking at the card.  

The really cool thing about this image is you can add your own favourite sentiment in the little tag he has hanging underneath him.  Mine came from a Stampin'Up set I have.  "Frosted Gingerbread"
Throw on a few gems and BAM!  You have an awesome Christmas project.  
Thank you so much for popping in and visiting my little corner of the web.  
Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

#131 Christmas/Winter

It is CCC Digi Creations time again.  This month we do not have a sponsor so we could freestyle our projects to suit. There is a theme though, "Christmas/Winter" , and from my project you can tell what I chose. 

I have been making Christmas projects all year and have a ton of paper so I wanted to make something that would use some of my stash.  This was perfect.  With a piece of cardstock with 2 panels die cut out I popped this up using foam mounts. 
Coloured in some images from MFT and Paper Smooches.  Diecut these out and added them as you see in the photo.  The sentiment was from a Tim Holtz set from last year.  But the person receiving it does not know this.  Hehe. 
Please don't forget to check out the other DT inspirations and if you get a chance to, play along! 
Happy crafting.


Monday, November 1, 2021

November APTTC


Our team is back with another month of awesome inspiration over at A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge  
Our cponsor this month is Fred She Said Designs

And the image I have used is Naughty or Nice Elf

I coloured the little elf in with my Copics and then I heat embossed some silver embossing powder.  
I wanted to keep things simple to allow the image to shine, so I sponged on some Oxide ink.  Next time I might just add the oxide ink first as it seemed to have taken the shiny-ness off the embossing.
We all learn from our experiences. I do love a Clean And Simple card though. 
Definitely my fav kind.  
Don't forget to check out all the projects and even play along if you want a chance to win a prize.  
Until next time, happy crafting.  

Owl-some Owls

  Today is  Ink N Splatter time. I had the privilege of playing with the new release Owl-some Owls stamp set.  I also used the paper pack ...