Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Merry Monday

I started by putting a P/L card through my cuttlebug to give a circle texture.

Next I used a Christmas tree die cut on the tag.
Around the trees branches I used red rhinestones and in the corners, pale green pearls.
Finally I mounted it on the card featuring a circular patterned papers.
My sentiment was a separate tag.

Paper Issues scrap soup.

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Now that I've finished my Counterfeit kit I'm branching out to other things.
The above challenge appeals to me.
The 3 rectangles are there,one is the photo mat.
My 4 embellishments are the tree and flower sticker plus the 2 wood veneer butterflies which I inked and used black journaling pen to colour.
My photo s there as is my arrow.
The tag is there, I made it.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Lets get sketchy again plus That's crafty

I'm back after lunch now and doing the other challenge at Let's get sketchy
The sketch looks like this and I'm back to front as this is the first sketch for September

What I like about this is that the banner uses up lots of strips or offcuts from papers already used.
I've chosen a neutral paper as my background so that I could add the coloured strips.
I also dribbled red mist over the page before I started.

My photo is of our cat that died in 2008.
I used black and white embellishments as well to go with the photo.
As I only had white alphas I used distress ink across them to highlight.

I've also made a card for That's crafty challenge where they want something that flies.
My choice is a butterfly.
The confetti looking paper and the star shaped "ribbon" matched so well I wished I had more.
I traced the circle then stitched around the edge by hand.

Let's get sketchy

This is the last of my counterfeit kit and I'm using it on this challenge (Sept.15th) at Let's get sketchy. I've moved things around slightly but the key elements are still there.
The photo of me was taken at Cairns when I was on holiday. I was swimming each day trying to get fit.
As the background sunburst paper is "over the top" I needed to keep my extra papers etc fairly streamlined. Everything I used is remnants of previous kits except the "Prima say it in crystals."
They resemble water splashes so well.

Since getting my new computer I'm still not sure how to lessen the colour intensity ,so bear with me.

Cardz 4 guyz

Cardz 4 guyz wants nature as a theme for their challenge.
I'm using up pieces from my Counterfeit Kit.
The first 3 layers on here are all scraps from my kit.
The trim featuring hedgehogs and a tree stump is from Sassafrass Lass

Sunday, 17 September 2017


This the sketch at Crazy4challenges.
Using more of the cork border strip and some enamel dots, I created this general purpose card.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Another Freakin Scrapping challenge

The challenge at another freaking scrappy challenge is to use purple.
I used as many purple papers as I had on this to create a layered effect.The first 2 layers were machine stitched in place.
The satin flower I made myself and tried out the technique of singeing around the edge with a cigarette lighter.(My daughter put me on to that idea to stop fabrics fraying).
I've also used a bling flourish plus the die cut Smile ,washi tape, ric rac and 3 buttons.
My photo was taken in Cairns along the harbour where the big marlin is situated.