Thursday, April 27, 2017

Enough Reindeer

Time to make another Christmas Card for your stash.

Sadly our new Christmas Challenge Blog Season's Greetings has had to close down, but I thought you may want to see the cute card I came up with for you.

I made an Easel Card using Bugaboo's Puppy - Enough Reindeer image from my files.


The easel card shape is using the biggest die from my Nestabilities Labels One Small die set.
Raspberry Ripple Card stock and Enamel Dots are Stampin Up, white card is X-Press It Blending Card, which I use for all my digital images as I find it's the best for using my Copic Markers with.
I used a couple of retired punches from Stampin Up, as is the stamp set Get Your Santa On that I got the sentiments set I used.

He is very cute! and I have another Christmas card made for my stash!

I am going to enter him in the following Challenges:

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blush Love

Here's another New Release image from Ericraft Stamps just in time for Mothers Day!

It's called Blush and you can buy her on sale for only $1.75 (normally $3.50) for a limited time!!!


Isn't she just so sweet! I can see her being given to a first time mum on Mothers Day!
Equally as an Engagement Card, Wedding Card - must have image in your collection!

I used a rectangle stamp die from Ebay and the Love is from La La Lands Love Owl Tag Die set.
The flowers and lace from my stash - yes I know right! Lace and flowers, goodness you'd better sit down!!!!!
I love how it has turned out.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Monday, April 24, 2017

Mr Flamingo

Did you know that you can now get a subscription deal over at Bloobel Stamps?

TROO BLOO MONTHLY DIGITAL STAMP SUBSCRIPTION

Bloobel Stamps Subscription.
For only $5 per month, you will receive:
  • - 2 Digital Stamps! (one every two weeks). -These two digital stamps will remain *exclusive* to "Troo Bloo" members for two months. 
  • - A voucher for $1.50 which will remain valid until the end of the month to give you 50% OFF your favourite Bloobel Stamp in the store.
You can unsubscribe at any time. 
So we have got our two this month - April Fool and Mr Flamingo.

I decided to colour up Mr Flamingo and make into a card.


Isn't he just the goofy!
Love getting the variety with the subs as that way I don't have to choose! and I can get a third stamp for the month at 1/2 price....gotta love that!

Thinking maybe I should do a weekly Subscription post -being in 3 different ones I certainly could do something as I get 7 images a month from that alone! hmmmmm I'll think on it.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chillin' Jack Frost!

Remember Thursday's post for the Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge.


As a reminder so you don't have to go back and look (LOL!) I chose to use Jack Frost Crystal Throne.
Now I made him into an Easel card for you then, but I did mention that this one was full of value!
Did you go check it out? 3 images and 4 snowflakes......ok, so now I'll show you the other two images that I coloured and made into cards as well.

So here he is just sitting around chillin' - No stump or Crystal Throne to be seen!


Here he is sitting on his stump wondering where Winter and his Crystal Throne got to!!!


Actually, of all the 3, this Autumn style one is my favourite -LOL, yes it does help that I was clueless as to who Jack Frost was when I was happily colouring him up! And I am glad about that to as I would have probably stuck to the whole Frozen type theme.

Well, again, I really hope I did inspire you and I'm hoping to see some more Jack Frost's popping up soon!

Don't forget that the Rainy Days Digi 1 image is being used in the Facebook Page's Progressive Challenge this month. We would love you to join in.


I'm entering my Spring theme Jack (2nd card) in the following Challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Gable Box

Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack.

This week's Challenge:
Starts: Friday, Apr 21st  12:00AM
 Ends:   Friday, Apr 28th 6:00PM
(Eastern USA time)

This week's Sponsors are The Cutting Café and Di's Digi Stamps.

The Cutting Cafe   Di's Digis

I got the chance to play with the Gable Box file from The Cutting Café.

GABLE

As you can see you do get a variety of elements to play with!

I made the larger box using the Happy Birthday Window frame.


I cut the files out using my Silhouette Cameo machine - oh so easy!

The patterned paper is from my stash and the balloon, candle and bow are from Jaded Blossom's Birthday Dies.
I decided to cut the balloon out in plain white so I could colour up with  my Copic Markers to add a bit of flair to the box.

The box itself is 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" so it is quite a decent size. The great thing about these files is that you get to resize them and the elements so they are always a perfect fit.

Challenge Rules
 1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below.
 2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge post you are entering your project into.
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and posted on a separate blog post for each entry.
 4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED-
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge week you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge post you are entering.
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* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo.
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Apr 28th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 1st.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Kamsin

Challenge time again over at SheepSki Designs Facebook Page.

This month I've used the image called Kamsin.


Wow, talk about challenging myself - all that hair!!!
LOL, no one to blame but myself as we get to pick which image we use each month.
Having said that, isn't it great to challenge yourself - the only way  to improve your colouring skill set is to keep colouring.
I am not as scared of this much hair as I was 6 months ago.....not my go to by a long shot, but I am ok, sort of, with it. Still a lot to improve on.

I used my Copic Markers (LOL a lot of different ones this time!) to colour Kamsin up.
Jaded Blossom Stitched Hexagons, Scallop Hexagons and Spring Word Dies used.
That awesome pattern paper is from Imagine That Digis and is a part of the Steampunk Digi Papers pack. This one is called Grunge Eggplant.
Enamel dots from my stash.

Why not challenge yourself today and enter our Facebook Page Challenge - who knows, if you win or place top 3 you could grab Kamsin for yourself for FREE and then join my personal Challenge!

Why wait, pop over to the shop and use my DT Discount Code to save 10% off your images.
SKIANGIE10

SheepSki Designs started the Challenge Blog as well now, so you can enter your image in both places! Yay, why not pop over and see the fabulous projects the talented DT's come up with for you.

I've entered her in the following Challenges:
Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jack Frost Amazing as you!

Time for another Inspiration post over at Scrapper's Delights Blog Challenge.


This time I chose to use Jack Frost Crystal Throne.
It's an older image but a stunner none the less!


I made him into an Easel card - here he is closed.


Ok, so I must admit I did not know who Jack Frost was when I picked this image to colour up and inspire you with......no, I have not seen the movie Frozen, nor do I have the desire to.
So having said that, I googled Jack Frost and saw who he is, then I googled Jack Frost sayings and came up with the one I used. " Enjoy the butterflies of winter. Each as unique and amazing as you!"
Isn't that just an awesome saying to inspire!

Well, I hope I did inspire you and I'm hoping to see some more Jack Frost's popping up soon!
Just so you know, this one is full of value! you get 3 images and 4 snowflakes......yes I did colour the other two up! Do you want to see? I'll show you in a few days - promise!

Don't forget that the Rainy Days Digi 1 image is being used in the Facebook Page's Progressive Challenge this month. We would love you to join in.


I'm entering him in the following Challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mother Hugs .......

Here's a New Release image from Ericraft Stamps just in time for Mothers Day!

It's called Hugs and you can buy her on sale for only $1.50 (normally $3.50) for a limited time!!!


Isn't she just so sweet!

The sentiment is by Simply B Stamps and is from the set called Mothers Portrait.
I used a Spellbinders die and some lace from my stash.
I know right! Lace!!!!! with enamel dots for centres! I thought it needed a little something but still be subtle.

LOL, my main problem is that I will colour an image, then either die cut it with a small border or see if I have a die to cut as I did this time. But of course then I have to work with that and that is were the fun begins! Yes, I really have a NO plan on colours, papers, etc, and just go with what I end up with. With the stash of crafting goodness I have, I can usually come up with something, I think!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Music is the prayer......

Ok, here's a different image to use for our next Progressive Challenge over Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.

I just love seeing what we get and that initial.....what?????? LOL, or is that just me!

Anyway, this cutie is called Country Girl and I decided she needed to be on an easel card.


Excuse the shadow, but isn't she just so sweet and innocent looking!

So after deciding to put her on an easel base, I then searched through my files and also physical stamps to see if I had just the right sentiment to go with her. No sassy sarcasm for this gal!

Seriously, I have 98 separate artist/companies folders in my Digital Stamps/Papers Folder!!!!
hmmmmm lets not count actual images shall we...... well, guess what? Bingo, we have a winner!!
This gorgeous sentiment "Music is the prayer your heart sings" is from the set called Jammin Janey by Imagine That Digistamps.

And I reckon it fits her perfectly!

I am entering her in the following Challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Autism Awareness Month

Here's a great image set to use for any card where you want to highlight, or I'm my case, thank someone for the work they have done in raising awareness for your cause - this set is for Autism.

It's by Imagine that Digistamp and is called Autism Awareness Kids.


My card using both images


Coloured with Copic markers and just a nice Clean and Simple design.
The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Fight For A Cure stamp set and I think it goes with it perfectly.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

#sassypants

Says it all really doesn't it!

How cute is this KennyK Stamps image called Texting Friends.


I enjoyed colouring them up and kept it as a Clean and Simple card.#sassypants is from Jaded Blossoms Sassy Pants stamps set.
I also used Jaded Blossom's Mini Tag Dies and Stitched Circle Die with a retired SU Circle die.

I'm entering them in the following Challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Oddball Stamps DT Call - My Guy

Oh did you see that there is a Design Team Call over at Oddball Stamps by Lizzy Love?

Oooooook then, so I had a look at her stamps that I own and decided to make a card to submit and see how I go!

I used Sally & Charlie (img 155B) which you can get here.


I stuck to my normal simple style as this is me!
Yes I do at times use lace and flowers, a bit of bling, but mainly just clean and simple.

I bought the Summer Project and created that a while back, which I had posted on Facebook.


Love the quirky range Lizzy has available and I really should create with her images that I have more often.....

Anyways, thanks for visiting my blog and I'll let you know how I go!!!!!

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Dreams of Griselda Thanks

Time for another Challenge over at the Wide World Open Design Team Challenge Blog.
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge


I have used the gorgeous image called Dreams of Griselda.


DT's on any Design Team in the world can enter this Challenge..
You could win one of these gorgeous images sponsored by Julia Spiri for 1st Prize and Runner Ups....

Image may contain: 1 person

 Prize Awards:
1st Prize ~ 3 digitals, Certificate and Badge
Runner Up Prize ~ 2 digitals, Certificate and Badge
DT Favourites ~ Certificate and Badge
Best Technique ~ Certificate and Badge
Highly Commended ~ Certificate and Badge
Special Mentions ~ Certificate and Badge


I am entering her in the following Challenges:
Thanks for looking and I hope you can join in,

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Keep Calm and Party on!

LOL, this month's Progessive Challenge over at Bloobel is all about flowers!!!!

I picked the Cheeky Freaky Carey Carnation for my project. My daughter says his smile is like Chester Cat!


There were 5 different images to pick from and you can get them and Carey here.

The sayings are both from Jaded Blossom Another Year Older stamp set.
Dies are from Ebay store.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

You're so Swingin'

Another Progressive Challenges for this month all done!

Here's the one for this month going on at Simply B Stamps - you know I love her quirky girls.

This month we are colouring up 20's Charlotte.


We had to use both the image and the sentiment, at least one pattered paper, feathers (real or die cut), pearl embellishment.

It's great to have variety with the Progressive Challenges in that some are whatever you want as long as you use the image and others give you a list of what must be used.

I do 5-6 a month as it also gets you out of your comfort zone and colouring images you may not have bought due to not your style etc,.
What is surprising is that most of the time you end up liking it and have it in your stash so you can use it again later.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Charm is deceptive ........

Wow, do you want to challenge your colouring skills?
Check out this month's image for the Cute As A Button Progressive Challenge!


She is called Makeup Time and you can get her here.

Goodness, she was a challenge colouring for me this month.
I coloured her with my Copic Markers and kept it simple this time.
Just a few Rhinestones to add a touch of bling with the whole makeup theme.
I used Jaded Blossom's Stitched Rectangle 1 Die.

I'm entering her into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dare to Dream!

All refreshed from our lovely Cruise, we did it all - car, plane, bus, taxi, train, ship and plenty of walking! I have to tell you, we really do have it all in our own backyard!
The beaches at Esperance in Western Australia are more than world class!!!
And now I can truly say that I have been to every state and territory in our wonderful country called Australia!

OK, I know you aren't here to have me ramble on about my holiday! so I got to it and coloured up my next Progressive Challenge entry, just in time before the cut-off.

This cutie is called Sleeping Beauties and is from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.


Isn't she just so sweet!
I was a bit stumped when I first saw her in my inbox! I think she has turned out ok.
LOL, and I finally worked out how to get the embossing on my Spellbinder Dies!
After reading the instructions on one of the sets, it turns out I had what I needed (only sitting there unused for the last 4+ years)......hmmmmmm yay for the stash hey!

Anyway, I forgot to read the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog to get this month's theme so will not be playing along there this time - not one speck of Yellow to be seen! Maybe next fortnight's.

I am entering her in the following Challenges:
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mini Bird Coffee Cups

Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack.

This week's Challenge:
Starts: Friday, Apr 7th  12:00AM
 Ends:   Friday, Apr 14th 6:00PM
(Eastern USA time)

This week's Sponsors are Limited Run Digi's and Oddball Art.

Limited Runs Digis  Oddball Art

I got the chance to use Mini Bird Take Out Coffee Cup Set.

Ok, so I had some fun with this set!

I actually cut and coloured the birds body twice and popped up on foam dots to give some lift - you can see on the card laying down.





Now you also get a sheet of 4 mini images on it - so yes, I made them into 3" x 3" cards.


Wow - I hope you like them! Aren't they just adorable!

Coloured with Copic Markers.
Jaded Blossom Scallop Rectangle and Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Retired SU Cardstock and patterned paper.
Enamel Dots from my stash.

Challenge Rules
 1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below.
 2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge post you are entering your project into.
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and posted on a separate blog post for each entry.
 4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED-
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge week you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge post you are entering.
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* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo.
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Apr 14th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Apr 17th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.