Sunday, 23 April 2017

Challenge YOUrself.

Challenge Yourself

Looking through some photos from last year I uncovered this one of me in Darwin with a lizard.
It shows my admiration for animals and how I'm inspired by all things natural eg plants, flowers, seasons, animals, birds etc.
Because it was my outback trip, I've chosen oranges etc.
I used a pagemap sketch as the basis for this.

It is also entered in a cyber crop at Mystical scrapbooks.
I never thought I'd use that "safari" chipboard, but there you go!
I had some of that strip of dots left over so have used it on a card for Sketch 'n' scrap. and also for 4 crafty chicks

The background card has a sheen as does the copper/bronze strip at the left.

The sequins are wooden and the grey is a paint chip.

If you give a crafter a cookie.

Over at If you give a crafter a cookie this is their picture.

I still have 3 penguins left. I've decided to use one on this card for a male.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Cut it up challenges

Cut it up challenges want music including a die cut.
I've used 3 die cuts on here. The 2 flowers plus the purple scalloped circle saying sassy.
The music strip is along the bottom.

Thursday, 20 April 2017


I'm ploughing through cards this month and happy to be using random items and papers from my stash.
At Cardz4guyz they want shades of brown.
I have several 8x8 papers in vintage brown tones.
I used them on this card. One featured a compass circle which I cut out.
 Lurking on my desk was the tag featuring the elephant and the bronze metallic brad.
Here's the final product.

I'm also entering this at Use your stuff where they want eyelets and brads. One BIG brad used.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

City Crafters & Pink Gem challenge

A great big celebration is underway at City crafters.
This time we are asked to case this card.

I was inspired by an animal singing with musical notes behind.

Here's my penguin singing
Meanwhile at Pink Gem challenges they want a stamped image plus ribbon or lace.
I've used a clear rubber stamp featuring a fairy from Some odd girl clear stamps.
I didn't colour it but enhanced her eyes using a black drawing pen.
I've layered green coloured papers and used a striped ribbon from Craft Queen under the image.
As my birthstone is Peridot and my favourite colour green, I think this is a good fit for this challenge.
The 5 is a transparency I had.
I just found out I'm in the mailbox at Cards in Envy.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Mystical challenge

At Mystical scrapbooks they have a 1245 challenge.
It consists of :
1 piece of cardstock
2 pieces of string,jute or ribbon
4 patterned papers
5 bits of bling.

While I was misting the brick wall for the previous card I misted the white cardstock.
(It is red, not pink as it has appeared in the scan)
I had a photo Erica took at University when she had a photography assignment.

There are 2 pieces of string stapled to the 4 patterned papers-2 matts plus the clocks and the arrows running across the bottom.(Actually there are 5 if you count the large yellow brackets.)
Bling was a problem and I didn't want to use flowers.
However I found these Kaiser sparklets in orange which are subtle)
Above my journaling is a rub on saying Where when who.

My title is Basic Grey lettering in 2 different sizes.

Cas on Sunday and paper players.

My next card uses a brick wall stencil through which I misted in Antique gold on Kraft.
It provides a neutral background.
I misted a 2Crafty bicycle with green.

This is for CAS on Sunday where they want Use a stencil.

 Also on paper players they want use a vehicle.
I've made it a simple thank you card.