Tuesday, September 27, 2022

#531

 


Penny time again.  And this time, I got to play with an image from
and it is called 

HARVEST BESTIES DOLL 24


Love how this turned out.  As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia I thought I would add this cutie to my diary.  
I love these country colours so much.  And jeans blue is my favourite combo.  This girl is in the place where I currently like to be....in garden.  
Don't forget to play along with us for your chance to win.  
Happy crafting!


Monday, September 26, 2022

Koala-ified



 Hi!  I am back with another project for Digi Doodle Studios

 Each month I get to choose any image from the shop.  This time around I chose to use an image I actually bought. 

Koala - ified is a group of images and being an Aussie, I love using them! There are many said sets in the Pairable section under Digi images.


And who would not like to receive a koala for a baby card.  

Love making pop up cards and this is just perfect for this little guy to be hanging out in his tree in one.  
Honestly they are easy to colour.  And I love working in grey scale.  I used my T numbered Copic markers.  

Note - you will have to be quick to grab Digi Doodle Images as they are closing their site at the end of October to concentrate on their physical stamps.  
So don't dily daly.  
Happy crafting!





Wednesday, August 31, 2022

APTTC September

 



We have two sponsors this month.  I got to work with 



And here is my project using Bauble Gnome


I went a little textural with this one.  Grabbed what textures I had in my stash and just randomly added them to the 2 corners in different colours.  Santa is just hanging out in between showing you his bauble.  LOL

I really love Connie's images.  They are clean, simple and cute as. 

Don't forget to play along with us on the challenge page.  Check us out on facebook and check out Connie Fong's FB and Etsy shop.  You won't regret (but your bank balance might...hehe. 

Happy crafting!






Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Sienna Photographer


Digi Doodle Studio time again!

This month I went with something that would challenge me.  I normally like to use images that I get inspiration from straight away.  I have mojo issues sometimes when it comes to people images.  Especially with specific themes or actions.  

So I chose to use Siena Photographer


I imagined she was out and about, taking photo's and loving it.  In the park, beside a pond, photographing awesome shaped clouds.  Then I brought the rainbow to her.  Using classic colours for her outfit it all fell into place.  
The black and white sentiment really pops with all the colours behind it.  And to add a little something I adhered cleared sequins on each colour of the rainbow.  
Thank you for popping by.  
Don't forget to play along with our challenges each month on the Facebook page. 
Happy crafting!



 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

APTTC August

 


This months sponsor is 

And I was lucky enough to choose my image.  And Christmas is totally on my mind right now. 



And I totally made him swing!!!  
Using a set of Rectangular dies I cut the front out with the smaller one and then cut a border of silver glitter card with the smaller one and then the next size up.  This acts as a border around the die cut hole in the front of card.  Just makes it look nice and tidy while adding a bit of bling at the same time. 

I coloured the Sanat image in and then fussy cut it out.  Adhered this to some clear acetate.  When cutting this again again I left strips above the rope so I could slip that in between the card front and the patterned paper.  Makes the finished product nice and neat and the ropes not not hanging out anywhere. 

So when you stand the card up a little breeze will make him move slightly.  Totally lives up to his name.  
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Swinging Santa.  Don't forget to play along with the challenge for your chance to win!

Happy crafting!



Saturday, July 30, 2022

#706

 


Been a good while since I have played along with one of our sketches.  
I have been so busy with prep for our local Pop Culture event that I fell away from here. 

Well I am back!  And this was a great sketch to step back with. 

#706
And here is my interpretation. 


I went straight to a set that at least 5 characters in it.  
Two sets actually.  Pick and chose who to use. 
and 
From 

I even consulted my youngest daughter on which characters to colour for this one.  So it was a family effort.  
I am still working through all my sets and the colour codes with my Copics.  I will share, just want to get a few more done before taking photo's to share. 
Don't forget to play along with us. We have fun looking at all the entries. 
Happy crafting.










Monday, July 4, 2022

Buster St Bernard Christmas Puppy

Time again,to share my Guest DT project. 
This month I chose to use the cute little image of

Getting my Christmas on once again.  This time I went for a full rainbow line up!


So not your normal colour combo's for Christmas but I think that that is half the fun of these.  
Looking at the line up I really think pink is missing.  Not a rainbow colour but still would have looked great.  
These are awesome to encourage young kids to read over the Christmas break.  They get to choose their favourite colour and use it everyday.  Win, win!  
And as an added bonus, as this image is a digital one you can resize it for anything.  So you could put it on a notebook front or sketch book for the kids to use along side their summer/ winder reading (depending on what hemisphere you are in!).  
I used watercolour paper with distress oxide to do the backgrounds.  I coloured the images with copic markers and then fussy cut them out and adhered to the paper.  
Thank you for joining me today.  
Happy crafting!




 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Tabitha's Puppy Hugs

 

Back again with another great image from 
and the image I used this month is

Tabitha's Puppy Hugs

Now my eldest girl loves little dogs, so this image was just for her.  I covered a notebook for her to carry in her handbag.  You can never have too many notebooks!
I cut a patterned piece of paper to fit the front cover.  Then printed out the picture, mounted it on some darker grey cardstock to fit with the patterned paper.  Coloured the image to match the colours used.  Added a little leaf image and some clear sequins (some are hiding under the watermark! lol)
The sentiment was perfect for the "note"book cover.  
Adding your own touch to something that is already made, sometimes is enough.  We don't always need to start each project from scratch.  I love covering simple notebooks.  You can customize the colour and the images to suit yourself or a recipient.  
Thank you for joining me here today.  Stop by the FB group for lots more inspiration.  
Happy crafting!


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

"Who" is having fun?

 "Who" is having fun?

ME!!!

I am currently prepping for our local Popfest at the local high school..  The students run this event as part of their course and are marked accordingly.  So I liked to think that I am helping them in my own little way by having my stall.  

Here is a set of bookmarks I made using 2 of my favourite Kindred Stamp sets. 

It's About Time

I Need More Space


Love making bookmarks.  Some people have no need for a card but a bookmark can always come in handy.  
I will have pop up cards, normal cards, and notebooks plus a new item I am stocking that is a show surprise.  
I will show more of my sets as I make them.  So thanks for stopping by.  
Popfest is July 16 & 17
Happy crafting!!


Friday, June 3, 2022

Sketch Saturday #702

 


time again. I have not done the last couple of challenges as life got in the way, but hopefully now I can keep up with the challenges each fortnight.  
Love this weeks sketch. 


And here is my take on it!

Now you need to have a little think about this one.  It could either be the same actor plays both characters, before and after his trouble time of life OR it could be black and white, where movies first started to the full blown colour and special effects of today.  Take your pick!
Also the sentiment is one I made in my Word program.  The Broadway font for the left character and then the Avengers font for the right character.  
The paper in the background is a poppy crafts one. Adds a real nice contrasting background.  
As simple as this card is, I really like it.  I added the 2 embellishments, top left, of the left character.  I coloured the gems in read to balance the images out.  
The images came from Kindred Stamps, Golden Age but the right one is from a limited edition set.  Once a year or so, they sometimes pull them out for a vault release.  Just keep your eyes open.  
Thank you for dropping in on my little corner of the net.  
Happy crafting!



Thursday, June 2, 2022

#137

 


is here again! 
And sadly this is our last month.  
Our sponsor for this challenge is

and the images we used are 


These are really great sets from LMM.  So many images to play with.  I chose this little guy/gal.  Coloured them up in the pink and white to suit for Breast Cancer.  A little bookmark to use for your novel, or planner/diary.  Even stick a magnet on the back and put in on your fridge! The bookmark is actually a die from My Favorite Things.
Love little bears and this one is no exception. 
Thank you for popping by.  
Don't forget to play along with us on our last challenge!
Happy crafting!



Tuesday, May 31, 2022

APTTC June

 




A Perfect Time To Craft challenge is here again.  This month we have 2 great sponsors. 
I got to work with 
and the image I was lucky enough to use was 
When I saw this image it made me laugh.  The mix of cuteness of Hello Kitty and the horrifying character of Freddy Nightmare!  

I kind of went a little dark with this one.  I used the Tim Holtz embossing folder on silver cardstock with some black distress paint to dirty it up.  Then I used a Kindred Stamps Spooky Tree Die.  Cut it out twice and only used a part of the second one for the top corner.  Sponged on a little white ink to add a little contrast on the branches.  
The sentiment is also from Kindred Stamps, The Horror  White embossed on black cardstock worded perfect for the look of this card.  
Finally coloured the kitty in the appropriate colours for his character.  He looks so good!  
Thanks for popping in and don't forget to play along for your chance to win a prize.  
Happy Crafting!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

#522

 


And one of our awesome sponsors is 

and the image I used is 


I find these images are just perfect for my planner/diary.  And in doing these images like this I can print them bigger so colouring is made a lot easier in the tiniest parts  of the image.  
I was going to colour the image in the planner colours like last time but chose to use soft colours then a bright bold red for the daisies.  
And the soft colours I used on her wings I used to layer in the background. Just finished it off nicely.  
Thank you for stopping by.  
Don't forget to play along for your chance to win.  
Happy crafting!





Tuesday, May 10, 2022

#521

 

It is that time again!


is a sponsor this time around. 
And the image I got to use was 


I love this image so much.  So cute.  I kept the card fairly simple  And, yes, I turned it into a baby card  Could not help myself.  I did make a baby blue version too but I liked this colour for today's share.  
The vine on  either side is an old Heartfelt Creations set I had and the sentiment is a Taylored Expressions set.  
Don't forget to play along with us for your chance to win!  
Happy crafting!



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Wrolin Snowboarding Gnome


I cannot believe it is that time again, for me to have some 
again.  
This month I chose to make a Christmas card from the image I chose.  
could really be used for many themes but I am trying to get a head start on my Christmas cards and we all know someone who loves a gnome (right?).  


I was originally thinking of going with 3 different sized polaroid framed pictures but it kind of had too much white on the card, so I just cute the pictures out and mounted them with some navy cardstock.  The 3 varieties in size was enough to add some interest to the project.  
The sentiment's are from MFT and Altenew.  The bauble is from an old MFT set as well and the silver hollies are from a SU set.  
I love this colour combo choice as well.  It is not all red in your face this Christmas.  Blues, aqua's and Purples are a great alternative.  
Thank you so much for popping in and having a look.  
I wish you many hours of happy crafting!



 

Monday, May 2, 2022

#136


CCC DIgi Creations is back with another great challenge

We have no sponsor this month, but we do have a theme. 
Food and/or Drink.  
So I went food, cake in fact!



This set is an older Stampin'Up one.  You may not be able to tell but I did layer the flower bunch on to of the cake.  The dies for this wet were for sale seperately in a Sale a bration promotion (I think).  
I heat embossed the one of the sentiments from this set onto black card and cut around itl  This helped it to pop.  
The background I just masked off a centre positioned panel and used 2 different oxide inks blended together in the centre.  Then I spritzed some water on it and used paper towel to dab it off to leave a splatter pattern.  
Play along with us for your chance of bragging rights/ 
Happy crafting!


 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

APTTC May

 


A Perfect Time To Craf

is back with another great challenge for us. 

And one of our sponsors this month is


and the image I used is



I love the fact that this set comes with its own sentiments.  There are 2 so I made the first one in a larger size, to make it stand out more and to add interest.  
The chocolates I coloured them then added white pen over the top over the original design patterns to make the stand out also.  
The challenge is open until the end of the month, so play along 
for your chance to win.
Happy crafting!




Tuesday, April 26, 2022

#520

 

Time again and it is filled with inspiration.

One of our sponsors this week is 

Sheepski Designs

and the image I am using today is

For You


I reckon most kids would love to receive this colourful elephant card.  Such a cute image.  
I resisted using him/her to make a baby card  Would be so easy to do.  This would be great for a toddler or  those that just love elephants.  
The coloured cardstock is Stampin'  Up.  The little frangipani flowers are from an old My Favorite Things stamp set and the leaves are a mix of Elizabeth Craft and MFT.  
I did use matching ink on the leaves to give them some shading and the "Birthday" also has darker tones from matching ink also.  

Thank you for popping by.  Don't forget to play along with us over at the challenge blog for your chance to win a prize  
Happy crafting!


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

#519

 


Back again with another great group of inspiration with 

One of our sponsors this fortnight is


and the image I am creating with is


This image was just to precious to put on the front of a card (for me) so I decided it was to be the cover for May in my diary.  
The colour combo matches the diary also, so that took the guess work out of what colours to actually use.....hehe. 
Once coloured I cut around the border and mounted it on some SU Very Vanilla cardstock then some Misty Moonlight cardstock and placed it central to the page.  
I did add some gems to just add that bit of bling it was missing.  
It fitted perfectly in there.  I have been trying to use my diary a lot more this year since, well, we all can do things now.  
Don't forget to play along with us.  We love to see all your projects. 
Happy crafting!






Friday, April 8, 2022

#698

 


Back with another great challenge with 

Here is Sketch #698


Now when I was coming up with ideas for this sketch, I had it in my mind that it was horizontal not portrait.  But that is ok!  You can do whatever you want with the sketch.  Rotate, flip, omit or add.  


You will notice I kept the horizontal through the middle.  But I did omit the 2 rectangular pieces.  I was going to add some light sabers there but what you see here filled the card nicely.  
I white embossed the sentiments which are from The Ink Road set "Droid Please".  The paper is 6"x 6"paper pack

The droids are from the Kindred Stamps set 
The gold droid is stamped directly onto gold metallic foil card with Staz On.  Using a water based ink would never dry properly and would smudge constantly.  
The little blue one is stamped onto white card and coloured with my Copic markers  Blue and greys. 
And to add to the illusion of the separated middle piece I just used my white gelly roll pen and my metal ruler.  Fits in nicely with the space background.  
Thank you for popping by and checking our my project.  
Happy crafting!




Saturday, April 2, 2022

#135

 

is back with another great sponsor this month.

and the image I am using is one of the cutest ones


I did go down the Newborn route for this one.  But I did make it a little different to the usual baby card.  It is neither pink nor blue.  I went the neutral background with just the leaves and bunny as the coloured pieces.  And looking at this colour palette I thought just a black and white sentiment strip would pop.  And it did.  It also ties in with the dark center on the flower.  
Thank you All Dressed Up for the sponsorship.  Without our wonderful digital sponsors we would not be able to create our projects.  
And thank you for popping by my corner of the internet.  
Happy crafting!






#531

  Penny time again.  And this time, I got to play with an image from My Besties and it is called  HARVEST BESTIES DOLL 24 Love how this turn...