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Friday, 24 November 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 24 November 2017

  It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog where I am a Guest Designer.

The topic is "anything goes".
 The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Polkadoodles".
  For my card I have used the Polkadoodles image called "Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn".  I decided to do a pastel card so I have used mainly pastel colours apart from the traditional red and green.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have added Stickles glitter glue to the unicorn's hat and collar and I have done a feint background with chalks.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, card candi, sentiment from a Creative Crafting World Yuletide CD and an organza ribbon.

Promarkers used: 

Unicorn - Pale Pink, Blush, Orchid, Meadow Green, Pastel Yellow, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Red, Poppy Red, Crimson, Pear Green, Moss Green and I have used my Promarkers blender to lighten up the colours in the unicorn's tail.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Allsorts - Glitter
Crafty Friends- Add a sentiment
Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - November any image challenge
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the card being all white except the coloured image
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of monochrome
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas card
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 November 2017

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "CHRISTMAS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with this image.
  My project this week is a mixed media project.  I decided to decorate an old coffee tin.  I used some white gesso as a base coat and then I used my Imagination Crafts Starlight Metallic Blue Paint to paint a couple of coats onto the tin.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Sea" (this comes in a set along with the images Intense red, Jewellery Keeper, Flowing Crimson and Sunset Jasmine) and I have coloured her in with my Promarkers and used my Pan Pastels (blue and yellow), Pan Pastel blender and Pan Pastel Coarse Medium for the background for some sparkle and shine.
I have finished the decorated tin off with some washi tape at the top and bottom, twine and shells.

As you can see from this second photo this decorated pot lives on my craft desk and has my started pots of glue standing in it with the tops downwards to avoid the post of glue drying out.

Promarkers used:

Face/arms/body - Saffron, Oatmeal, Spice and Turquoise
Hair - Khaki, Sandstone and Satin
Top - Marine, Turquoise and Duck Egg
Mermaid tail - Marine, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Fuchsia Pink and Pink Carnation
Moon - Vanilla and Ivory
Greenery - Bright Green
Shells/sand - Sandstone, Tan, Khaki, Mustard, Sunflower and Tulip Yellow.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: 

Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Photo inspiration
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
CRAFT - Not a card

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Happy Thanksgiving Sale

   Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store there is a "Happy Thanksgiving Sale":

You need to use the following codes:  

"15Happy2017" to get 15% off any digital items in the store.  

"25Happy2017" to get 25% off any digital items in the store when you spend $11 or more.  

"35Happy2017" to get 35% off any digital items in the store when you spend $25 or more.

Hurry, hurry as this offer ends on 27 November 2017.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Happy Birthday

This is a card I have made using an image from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma paper pad.  I love this image of the horses running around.

For the mount on the card I used some Sheena Douglass feather stamps and some See D's sentiment and texture stamps and stamp with various inks. 

I used a feather die I had and cut them out and added some Cosmic Shimmer Copper Guilding Polish for some colour and shine.

I have finished the card off with a decorative border from the paper pad, the die-cut feathers and a Crafty Creations die-cut sentiment.

Beautiful Birthday Wishes

Here is a card I have made using an image and backing papers from a Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazine.

I have used various toppers, ribbon strip, flowers and decoupage elements to make this card.

I have finished this card off with some lace and some sparkly gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Lace/ribbon

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 21 November 2017

  It is time for another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The topic is "anything goes"

Here is project as inspiration with this theme.
 I have made a Christmas card using the image called "Winter Fairy".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added Stickles glitter glue to her hat/wings/coat edge and dress edge.  For the background of the image I used a Versamark ink pad and a small snowflake stamp and stamped around the image.  I then brushed over some pearlescent blue chalk.  I added some pearl drops to the centre of the snowflakes.

The backing papers I have used are from a Creative Crafting World Yuletide CD that I won recently.

I have finished the card off with some lace with some gingham ribbon threaded through it, sentiment off the CD, 3 dimensional snowflake made out of the backing papers and finished off with a button.

Promarkers used: 

Face/arms - Saffron, oatmeal and Putty
Hair - Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Cocoa
Dress/coat/wings/hat - Cobalt Blue, Arctic Blue and Blue Pearl.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of thanks
Merry Christmas - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of animals
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of thanksgiving
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
CRAFT - Christmas
Through the Purple Haze - Lace/ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Give thanks or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with the optional theme of to use some blue
Allsorts - Glitter
Crafty Friends- Add a sentiment
Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the card being all white except the coloured image
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Baby it's cold outside
Passion for Promarkers - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store - Cyberweek Sale

 Just to let you know that there is a Cyberweek Sale over at the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store on all digital downloads (Thanksgiving, Black Friday 24 November, Small Business Saturday 25 November, Cyber Monday 27 November and Green Tuesday 28 November).

With a minimum spend of $5 you will get 15% off your total.

Hurry as this offer ends on 1 December 2017.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store - New release

  Just to let you know that there has been a new release in the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.
  This image is called "Christmas Candle".

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 Now put your hands up everybody who loves the images by the amazingly talented Ching-Chou Kuik but has not got the time to colour in images?  I think that could be many of us if truth be told especially at this time of year.

What is the solution?

Well you could buy this set of 3 images entitled "Winter Holiday Set 1" which includues the images "Holy Venice Night", "Aurora Woods" and "Holly Fairy" that are hand painted digital coloured art by Ching-Chou Kuik.  This means you can just print and go and make amazing cards with these beautiful images.

They are available as a special introductory price of $3.00 (instead of the normal $4.00).

Hurry as the offer ends on 26 November 2017.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 17 November 2017

  It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog where I am a Guest Designer.

The topic is "anything goes".
  The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Polkadoodles".
 For my card I have used the Polkadoodles image called "Rudolph".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have added Stickles glitter glue to Rudolph's cat, Glossy Accents to his nose and I have done a feint background with chalks.

The backing papers I have used from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some hessian a friend sent me for my birthday, hessian tags, dotty background using a Crafter's Companion dotty embossing folder and rubbed over with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink and a sentiment from my stash.

Promarkers used: 

Rudolph - Putty, Tan, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 2, Ice Grey 1, Red, Poppy Red, Crimson, Sunflower, Gold, Bright Green, Pine. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Noor! Design - Winter 
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Autumn
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra November Challenge - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes with the option of reindeer
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Winter
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of thanks
Merry Christmas - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of animals
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of thanksgiving
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says - Furry friends
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Add some snowflakes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
CRAFT - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Birds/animals
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Give thanks or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 17 November 2017

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "CHRISTMAS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "yellow or orange or both".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have decided to use both yellow and orange.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Summer Goddess".  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers. 

The backing papers I bought from The Works and they are a Papermania Pastel Capsule.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, die-cut butterfly doily, die-cut Spellbinders butterfly, ribbon and gems.

Promarkers used:

Face/arms/legs - Saffron, Oatmeal, Spice and Khaki
Hair - Sandstone, Khaki and Satin
Dress/wings - Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Vanilla and Saffron
Butterflies/flowers - Apricot, Honeycomb and Marsh Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Allsorts - Colours of autumn
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Things with wings
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of thanks
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of thanksgiving
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Lace/ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Give thanks or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes

Monday, 13 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Seahorse Illusion" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $3). 
 Hurry as this offer ends on 17 November 2017.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Good Luck

 Here is a Good Luck card I have made using a Michael Powell rubber stamp.  I love this stamp as I loveeeeeeeeeeee to see beach huts.  I have stamped out a few times so I could decoupage the image.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.  On the front I have added some netting and various die-cuts (shell border, various shells and seagulls).
 The backing papers/tags/toppers etc are from my Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Nautical CD and Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Seaside CD.
I have decorated all four sides of the card to make it extra special. 
I have also made up an 8x8 box and used the same backing papers and toppers/tags from the CDs to decorate along with some die-cut shells. 
Here is a picture of the card and decorated box together.  

I hope the recipient likes it.

Promarkers used:

Sky - Pastel Blue
Sand - Putty, Sandstone and Blush
Huts/Lighthouse/Decorations - Cinnamon, Duck Egg, Denim Blue, Raw Sienna, Pink Carnation, Fuchsia Pink, Poppy, Amber, Honeycomb, Sunflower, Gold, Leaf Green, Bright Green, Burnt Orange, Saffron, Tan, Ice Grey 4, Ice Grey 2 and Ice Grey 1.

I am entering this card and decorated box into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Take a stamp
Passion for Promarkers - Use your die-cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Guest Designer - Friday 10 November 2017

 It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge and I have made a Christmas card in my role as Guest Designer.
 This week the challenge is sponsored by the company "All Dressed Up" and is "anything goes".
 For my card I have used the All Dressed Up image called "Christmas Present".  Yes the image has been designed for Christmas but it could be used for a birthday as well.

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and added Stickles glitter glue to the fairy's wings and the tag.  I think it is a must for fairies to have some glitter on their wings!!

The two green backing papers are from a pad from The Works.  The present wrapping paper is from a Creative Crafting World Yuletide CD that I won recently in a challenge.

I have finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, satin ribbon and some gems.

Promarkers used: 

Face/arms/legs - Saffron, Oatmeal and Spice
Hair - Sandstone, Khaki and Putty
Dress - Bright Green and Leaf Green
Presents - Sunflower, Gold, Poppy, Crimson and Ice Grey 1.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of a twist 3D card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - November card challenge
Get Creative - Holidays
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Winter sparkle (Stickles glitter glue on the fairy's wings and the tag)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles (Stickles glitter glue on the fairy's wings and the tag)
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Star Stampz - Use a digi image
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 10 November 2017

  Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "CHRISTMAS".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
  I decided to make a Christmas card.  I have used the imaged called "Poinsettia Fairy" (this image comes in a set of three other images called "Holly Fairy", "Cherish Christmas" and "Merry Season").  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and added Stickles glitter glue to the centre of the poinsettias and Crafter's Companion clear sparkle overlay to her wings.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment and some gems.  As postage is so high and with so many cards to post a Christmas time it is sad that we need to keep cards so flat.

Promarkers used:

Face/body - Saffron, Oatmeal and Spice
Hair - Terracotta, Raw Sienna and Cocoa
Wings - Sunkissed Pink and Coral
Dress - Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Yellow, Bright Green and Forest Green
Poinsettias - Sunflower, Poppy Red, Berry Red, Bright Green and Forest Green.
Hat - China Blue and Cobalt Blue
Dress - China Blue, Cobalt Blue and Royal Blue
Shoes - China Blue and Cobalt Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Christmas - Traditional
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Autumn
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra November Challenge - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with the optional theme of food and/or drink
Sweet Stampin' - Fairies and Fantasy
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of Fall colours/thankful
We Love to Create - Anything mixed media/creative goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of a twist 3D card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Get Creative - Holidays
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Winter sparkle (Stickles glitter glue on the poinsettias and Crafter's Companion sparkle clear overlay pen on the fairy's wings)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles (Stickles glitter glue on the poinsettias and Crafter's Companion sparkle clear overlay pen on the fairy's wings)
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Star Stampz - Use a digi image
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes

Thursday, 9 November 2017