08 December 2017

Mari Ko Creations 1st December Release


Have you checked out Mari's new releases in her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsbyMariK. You will find all the new images have a red SALE ticket on them, so grab them before the price changes, they are 25% off at the moment.  There is a new release every two weeks, so be quick to get a bargain on these ones. For my inspiration, I have used Roly Poly Penguin https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/561357050/roly-poly-penguin-digital-stamp-300-dpi?ref=shop_home_active_6. My first photo shows how you can merge Mari's stamhttps://www.etsy.com/au/listing/558306736/roly-poly-elves-digital-stamp-300-dpi?ref=shop_home_active_10ps so readily to create your own scene.  For my Christmas scene, I have chosen Roly Poly Elves https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/558306736/roly-poly-elves-digital-stamp-300-dpi?ref=shop_home_active_10 and Fox and his Christmas tree
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/555191412/fox-and-his-christmas-tree-digital-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_17.  It is so easy to make some last minute clean and simple Christmas cards from Mari's images so check out her Etsy shop now.  If you haven't joined her Facegroup Page yet, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/109728339790268/. We would love to see you join our little group, there is always something happening, Mari makes sure of that!!


Ericraft Stamps "Santa and Kangaroo"

You could not get a more Aussie digital stamp for Christmas cards than Ericraft Stamps "Santa and Kangaroo".  This image is on sale at the moment at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/564115629/digital-stamp-santa-and-kangaroo-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and you can create such a clean and simple card with it, to tackle those last minute cards you forgot about.  While you are in the Etsy shop check out the other Christmas digis Erica has for sale.  She has 4 elf designs which are fantastic and 3 more Aussie Christmas scenes to choose from, so if you want a true Aussie Christmas digi, not a snowman, or snow falling, be sure to go o the Etsy shop now, especially before Santa and Kangaroo put their price up!

01 December 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenge #7/Blog Hop 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to share with you the first ever Createful Heart Digis & Design Blog Hop November 30th-December 13th, 2017!  I am so glad you decided to drop in! I hope you will not only join in the Blog Hop (DT listing below), but you will enter our current Challenge #7.  Just post your entries at the Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenge Blog!  The theme for this challenge/blog hop is CHRISTMAS.


Each challenge as an Overall Winner and Top 3, but wait, there is more! There's a Blog Hop Door Prize Winner! The winner will receive a 20% coupon towards any digi purchase of $10 or more in the Createful Heart's Etsy Store. In order to win, here are some simple rules to follow to be eligible for the Blog Hop Door Prize:


1.  You MUST leave a comment on each of the Design Team's blog, including
     the Createful Heart Blog.
2.  You MUST be a follower of the Createful Heart Blog.
3.  Winner will be announced on the next Challenge, #8 and also on our 
     Facebook Group page
4.  If you are a winner, please contact Mary Smith, owner/creator


The date of this Blog Hop will run for the duration of the current Challenge, 30th November through to 13th December 2017.  Now here is the list of our Design Team Members for you to "hop over to"!


Mary Smith - Owner/Creator of Createful Heart Digis & Design
Jeanie Ellis
Kimberly Pate
Judy Markowitz
Gail Hutchinson - YOU ARE HERE
Geneva Ellis
Jana Forrest
NanaConnie


IF YOU GET LOST, JUST COME BACK HERE!


Now let me show you what I created for the Challenge #7 Blog Hop!



For the Christmas themed card, I have chosen Hettie Hedgehog's Christmas List. I decided to go with a square card to give myself plenty of room to decorate.  I began with a white shimmer card and used some papers from the Kaisercraft Mint Wishes 6 1/2" Paper Pad to build up the layers.  I die-cut the brown doily (don't ask me the brand of die, I have so many...). I coloured Mary's image with Copics to match the colours in the paper pad, added some flowers and a flair from my stash and of course, my go-to chipboard from Make It Crafty. Christmas is coloured with a Copic and the frame is embossed with  Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby white embossing enamel and Wink of Stella to finish.  I have put an insert in the card in case my recipient would like to re-gift the card  I have used washi tape (gold with stars) so it can be easily removed and the sentiment is from good-old Google.


Well, I hope you are enjoying our Challenge #7/Blog Hop 2017 celebrating Christmas and be sure to get to "hopping" and leaving a comment on each DT's blog, as well as getting your Christmas card entered into the challenge.  Have fun!

29 November 2017

28 November 2017

From the Heart Stamps - Birdbrain

Oh how I miss you Faith and your talent.  I love your Birdbrain images and will never tire of using the ones I have.  I am going to enter this one in Festive Fridays in the Outlawz Challenges.  This is Jingle Bell Birdbrain.  I hope you are still creating in that big craftroom in heaven.  Miss you so much. I might even submit this in the Monday Greetings section too in memory of you, Faith Skrdla, a special talent.


The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - November 2017

This month's free image from The Outlawz Progressive Challenge is an image from Shell Becker, a DT member. Thank you for this beautiful digi.  I am adding it to the Outlawz Progressive Challenge folders right now!




22 November 2017

Imagine that Digistamp November 2017 Link-up


For this month's link-up I have chosen the freebie from last month "Thanks a Bunch". Into my stash again, for a gold doily and some autumn coloured (sorry Fall for those on the other side of the world) flowers to compliment the autumn tones I used with my Copics.  Kristy, from Imagine that Digistamp, thank you once again for giving out these link-up freebies each month.  If you want to join the Facebook Group to see what I am on about here is the link, you won't be disappointed
While we are on the subject of Imagine that Digistamp being a great digi company, check out their store https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html, there is always a bargain to be had and when you go to the store, you will also notice Kristy offers some freebies that you won't be able to pass up.  Thank her by checking out her digis too, her sets are fantastic and great value for money.



Here is the link-up for this month:  https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-creative-link-up-fs-reindeer.html

21 November 2017

Mari Ko Creations New Release 15th November 2017


Welcome to a little inspiration for the recent Mari Ko Creations digital stamp release.  Mari has put together another 12 images to add to her Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CreationsbyMariK?ref=l2-shopheader-name. Some of these images will be great for CAS Christmas cards.  I have played with Little Snowman Gets Silly and Evie and Pablo Christmas.  The red doily I actually made, my first experiment with moulds, bit of a learning curb but enjoyable.  I love the idea of making some of my own embellies, although I should just use what I have in my stash first, lol.  If you aren't a member of Mari's Facebook Group, please check it out too https://www.facebook.com/groups/109728339790268/ and join up.  You will get a lot of inspiration from Mari; she is a fantastic colourist and papercrafter who is now delving into the digital stamp industry. I am privileged to be working with her on her DT Team.  While you are on the group page or on Etsy check out the Thankful Heart digi https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/556082170/thank-you-heart-digital-stamp-set-300?ref=shop_home_active_1 on special at the moment for the current challenge https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/556082170/thank-you-heart-digital-stamp-set-300?ref=shop_home_active_1.  This is a beautiful image that deserves to be in your collection and a great one to start off your experience of challenges with Mari.  Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you over at Mari Ko Creations on Facebook.



20 November 2017

Scrapper's Delights New Release

Scrapper's Delights' November new release is Nurse Digi Set 1 and Nurse Digi Set 2.  Both feature those hard-working women, in uniform dresses or pants.  Here I am having a play with Nurse Digi Set 2.  I decided to make a thank you card for the nurses after a hospital visit. There are always thank you cards in the wards from patients. 

I have entered the following challenges:



Oddball Art Blog Challenge October/November 2017

Sorry Lizzy, I know the optional theme was Cemeteries, but I have already entered one with that theme, and wanted to use a couple of your other digis that I have had printed out for a while. I have used one of the ripped frames https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/293895567/instant-download-ripped-paper-frames?ga_search_query=torn&ref=shop_items_search_1  along with  Zeddy the Zebra https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/231966656/digi-stamp-digital-instant-download?ga_search_query=zebra&ref=shop_items_search_1
 I have "Copiced" Zeddy (or what is left of him after merging with the ripped paper frame and I also changed the colour of the frame as I wanted to make a baby card.  The chipboard words came from Zoe at Make It Crafty, my favourite chipboard store http://www.makeitcrafty.com/

Gerda Steiner Designs November Progressive Challenge

November's progressive image compliments of Gerda, is Balancing Holiday Mouse.  What a lovely image to use for Christmas cards, clean and simple gets loads made in no time.  Balancing Holiday Mouse can be purchased here https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/balancing-holiday-mouse



16 November 2017

Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday 16th November 2017


Christmas would not be Christmas without reindeers, so for my Thrifty Thursday inspiration, coloured with Copics of course.  I decided to use a shimmery mauve cardstock for a change from the usual Christmas colours and because purple and mauve are my favourite colours.  I have chosen Deer 5 to play with.  He can be found here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1046.  I have combined him with our globe digi available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_97&products_id=729. It is easy to combine Scrapper's Delights Christmas images to create beautiful scenes. Be sure to keep an eye out at the shop http://scrappersdelights.com/store/ for any specials on Christmas/Winter digis so you can finish your Christmas card list and tags.  

05 November 2017

Bugaboo Stamps "Santa Called"

I love Bugaboo's Stella stamps and when I saw this one coloured by someone on Facebook, I just knew I had to source it.  I knew it was a Bugaboo image, but I couldn't find it on the website.  After emailing Jodie, I found out it was one she had not transferred over from the old site and she put it on the new site straightaway.  What a great sentiment comes with it! 


http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/new-challenge-at-bugaboo-november.html


https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-3-november-2017?commentId=6356543%3AComment%3A1333347&groupId=6356543%3AGroup%3A835714

02 November 2017

Scrapper's Delights November Progressive Challenge

November's Progressive Challenge is Deer 6,  part of Scrapper's Delights' new release which was showcased on the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group last weekend.  You may have been lucky enough to pick this cute little deer up there.  For my card, I have used one of Scrapper's Delights Winter Background Toppers
http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_97&products_id=808. These background toppers are great to design a quick scene.  I have printed Deer 6 out as different sizes and flipped one of them, colouring them with Copics of course.  I came up with the sentiment myself. It is getting close to sending out those Christmas cards so have a think about using this little deer with or without some of our toppers.  The store link is here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-43-christmas-is-coming.html

01 November 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design 1900's Wedding Couple - 31st October 2017

My inspiration for Challenge #5 over at Createful Heart Digis & Design https://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/ comes in the form of 1900's Wedding Couple https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/556209247/1900s-wedding-couple-vintage-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_15. I have made an Anniversary card with a vintage theme.  I hope it comes across that way anyhow.  I have distressed the edges of my design paper, added an embossed piece of cardstock that was embossed and inked.  I have coloured the image with Copics, added a brad that has the same pattern on it as the design paper and my embellishments include a resin border from The Resin Rainbow https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/theresinrainbow?ref=l2-shopheader-name&section_id=16222515 and some flowers and pearls from my stash also.  I hope you like my inspiration for this month and don't forget our fortnightly challenges over on our blog https://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/
If you haven't heard of Createful Heart Digis & Design, please check us out at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name and at our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1802862793362586/

I am entering the following with this card:


http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-45.html
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/1st-november-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

28 October 2017

The Outlawz Challenges - October 2017 Progressive Challenge "The General Store"

This month's progressive challenge image is courtesy of Mary at Createful Heart Digis & Design.  The image is called "The General Store" and is available from Mary's Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/540302250/the-general-store-vintage-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_24.  I decided to do a general card to be used for whatever you want, for a friend, a new acquaintance or even a thank you.  The sentiment I found could cover quite a few different scenarios.  I mounted the image with blue cardstock and the card base is from a pack of pre-printed card bases  purchased from Kmart only yesterday. The pack has vintage themes, so will come in very handy for future vintage images from Createful Heart.

Imagine that Digistamp October 2017 Link-up

For this month's link-up at Imagine that Digistamp, I have chosen to make a Sympathy card with the image "Poppy" and the sentiment from the Matt 5-4 Image both available at the shop https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html. If you're quick you can pick the Matt 5-4 image up for free as it is still in the freebies category. 

Gerda Steiner October 2017 Progressive Challenge

This month Gerda has kindly given us "Raccoon" to play with and what a cutie he is!  I have coloured him with Copics and my background stamp of tree stumps was the perfect backdrop.  Thanks for dropping by and as usual a big thank you to Gerda for her progressive challenge each month.


26 October 2017

Creepy Cute Halloween Candy & Bone

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love has kindly given us this digi to work with in October.  I decided to make yet another treat bag just in case I get some callers for lollies at Halloween or maybe my grandchildren will be going trick or treat, will have to check.  I showcased this in the Oddball Facebook Group and I will also enter their blog challenge with it.


Digistamps4Joy "Happy Birthday"

October's progressive challenge for Digistamps4Joy Facebook Group is this fantastic digi "Happy Birthday".  I have used a pastel card with designer paper, but I have also printed the digi directly onto some digi paper and printed an extra copy of the digi so I can foam mount some of the elements - two balloons and three letters.  I hope you like the sentiment also.  Thank you for stopping by.  I have entered the following:



24 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Scaredy Jacks"

I couldn't resist making another treat bag with this new digi in the Etsy shop now https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/563671281/digital-stamp-scaredy-jacks-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and guess what it is a special price for Halloween.  I do not send Halloween cards, but I thought some of these treat bags would come in handy if a little one comes knocking on my door.  I could give them a bag with some lollies already in it, although last year I did not get one knocker!  Be sure to check out the whole Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/EricraftShop?ref=l2-shopheader-name because Scaredy Jacks is NOT the only image discounted.  I guess the next time I post for Ericraft Stamps it will be for Christmas inspiration, so don't be a stranger!

22 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps New Release October 2017

This is one of the latest releases from Ericraft Stamps, "Rachel to the Sea".  She can be found here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548136748/digital-stamp-rachel-to-the-sea-300dpi?ref=shop_home_active_3 at a reduced price but be quick. This is such a lovely scene, cre
ated by Erica, based on a photo of her daughter, that I just had to find a suitable quote to go with it.  As you can see I need some practice on the ocean, but I really enjoyed colouring this piece of serenity. 


I have entered the following challenges:
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-45.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-17th.html
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/tuesday-throwdown-tt365.html

19 October 2017

Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday - 19th October 2017

October's theme is Halloween with most digi companies I might add, so of course, Scrapper's Delights is focussing on the Halloween section of the shop http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_157&sort=20a&page=1
You will also find some great images and backgrounds in the Gothic section and if you are lucky enough you will pick up some discounted prices there too.  I have used on my treat bag Bat Women 1
 http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_157&products_id=626 and the background I have mounted her on is http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_107&products_id=793. There are a few toppers in that bundle so it is definitely a great deal and especially good when it is discounted for Halloween.  Thank you for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

I am entering:




https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/its-halloween-time-at-tiots.html
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/191-halloween-sentiment.html
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/cookie-challenge-80.html

Tiddly Inks Theme #3






I think I have made it in time with my third entry to Tiddly Inks 2:3 challenge.  This theme is Anything Goes and seeing we are in October and on the home stretch to Christmas 2017, I have chosen to design a Chrissie card. I have used Christmas Cutie - Emma available here https://www.tiddlyinks.com/digital-stamps/christmas-cutie-emma-digital-stamp/  Last week I bought a Kaisercraft Mint Wishes 6 x 6 pad because it caught my eye as it did not have red in it for Christmas. I do love red, but occasionally it is nice to use a different set of colours for Christmas.  Of course I had to buy the diecuts that matched. The round sentiment was in that pack and the little blue flower is from my never-ending stash.  I have really enjoyed this challenge at https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7164

Whenever I make a Christmas card I always put it on the Kerst/Christmas Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1910729115611650&type=3




Tiddly Inks Take 2



I told you I would be back.  This time with Theme #2 - Girly Girl of the 2:3 Challenge for Tiddly Inks. https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7141 For this birthday card I have used Fairy Flower for You https://www.tiddlyinks.com/whats-new/flower-fairy-for-you-2-versions/ I die cut a small doily out of glitter card, a couple of hearts from The Resin Rainbow https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/theresinrainbow?ref=shop_sugg and some Make It Crafty Chipboard http://www.makeitcrafty.com/
I am really enjoying this challenge.  I have had quite a few Tiddly Inks digital stamps for a while and probably like many of you reading my blog, do not use them enough. If you want to get into the blog challenges on Tiddly Inks, check out the blog here https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7141


I am also going to enter this card at https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-7-use-some-pink.html because it just happens to have some pink on it.



15 October 2017

Tiddly Inks 2:3 Challenge - October 2017

I have decided to take the plunge and enter this challenge.  Here is my first creation for the first Theme #1 Floral.  If anyone wants to take the plunge with me, there is still a few days to enter.  My goal is to get the three themes completed - hope I make it.  To join in go to this link https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html and be sure to read the instructions.

By the way if you like the Tiddly Inks image I have used, you will find it here https://www.tiddlyinks.com/digital-stamps/shy-violet-digital-stamp/

I have also entered this card in The Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings - WOW!! - GCC100917

10 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Sir Guinea Pig"

Sir Guinea Pig has graced us with his presence at the Ericraft Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548134920/digital-stamp-sir-guinea-pig-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and if you love guinea pigs as I do (they have been a family pet for generations in my family including myself, my children and my grandchildren) you won't be able to resist him and check out the price, he is discounted at the moment.  He looks pretty steampunk to me, so I have added some cogs (what is steampunk without cogs?). I have made him into a birthday card and I am thinking the card might be use for my grandson'sw birthday next year.  Easy just add a number and it becomes a perfect age card.  Thank you for stopping by and don't forget grab Sir Guinea Pig before the price changes!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:




06 October 2017

Scrapper's Delights New Release "Winnie Halloween Witch 1" October 2017

We have a new release over at Scrapper's Delights store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1043.  I decided to combine the Ghosts Progressive Challenge digi into this inspiration and make a treat bag.  I came up with the sentiment (corny hey!) and for the background I used one of the papers from the A4 Halloween papers range available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_3_168&products_id=318 and they are on special at the moment because of the Halloween sale.  See details on this post: https://www.facebook.com/scrappers.delights/posts/1467753503319926

I am entering the following:
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/cookie-challenge-79.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-39-halloween.html
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/ch-193-pumpkins.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-213.html

Scrapper's Delights October Progressive Challenge Freebie

This month's Progressive Challenge freebie is the "Ghosts".  They are so cute.  For this inspiration card I have also used one of the Gothic Project Topper backgrounds.  If you participated last month, or are a newbie to our progressive monthly challenge, you can request the Ghosts over on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/, or you can purchase it at a reduced price this month. Here is the link http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=82&products_id=779. When you are looking around the store, I am sure you will find other Halloween images on special to compliment your Ghosts creation.  I have also used a Boo! chipboard piece from Make it Crafty and a cat punch from Stampin' Up which I love.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Halloween card. I don't celebrate Halloween but I could not resist using the background with the black cat for some inspiration for those who do, however I chose to make my inspiration into an October birthday card and made up the sentiment myself for a birthday and used the word Purrfect because of the cats.  I am entering the following with this card:
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-213.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-39-halloween.html
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/ch-193-pumpkins.html
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/55-oktober17.html
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fright-night-challenge.html
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/cookie-challenge-79.html


Update - Tope 3 winner at http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fright-night-winners.html


03 October 2017

Oddball Art Stamps "Ziggy"

I have used Ziggy for a New Year card.  The embossing folder behind the image has clocks on it and I have used sequin stars to celebrate the occasion.  The original image has one balloon attached to the ledge Ziggy is sitting on, but I added a couple more and filled all of them with text.  I am entering the following:





02 October 2017

"Amy Sending Kisses" Sweet Escape Digis

I made this card for my grand-daughter Verity for her 9th birthday.  The years are definitely going so fast, it only seemed yesterday when she was born.  I used this sweet digital stamp from Sweet Escape and coloured it with Copics.  I had some custom flairs made a fair while ago to use on my scrapbooking pages, but lately have been only doing cardmaking so I decided to use one on this card for her.  I have also used Make It Crafty chipboard which can be found here http://www.makeitcrafty.com/ .  I just love these two-piece chipboards Zoe sells and she is a great Aussie digital artist too.  I am entering the following with this card:
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/oktober-challenge.html
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-141-anything-goes-optional.html
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-28-oct-4-optional-twist-anything

Barbie Mate

This is "Barbie Mate" a Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp.  As Sasayaki Glitter is an Australian digi company, I decided to use it for an Aussie Christmas card.  I have entered it in the following:



http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/ccc-22.html
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-29-2017

30 September 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design 30th September 2017 Inspiration


For my inspirational piece this month I have chosen "Worn Out Truck", another Createful Heart Digi, but this time this truck (or ute, as we call them in Australia) was designed by Mark Smith, Mary's talented husband. This digi can be found on the Createful Heart Digi Etsy shop here  https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/509668215/worn-out-truck-digital-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_6. As soon as I saw this digi, I knew it would be fantastic for any masculine card and as I was privileged enough to work with it for September, I thought it would be perfect for Father's Day.  I wanted to give it a rust effect and looked over a class I had purchased from Kit and Clowder but it was working with a copper vase, so I did some improvising of my own.  I am happy enough with my first attempt at rust, but since making the card, I have come across a few utes in paddocks on the way to my son's house, so I might even re-visit this digi after taking a few photos of the real thing.  I have used Copics, a few embellishments from my stash and the alphabet sentiment is from The Resin Rainbow, another Etsy shop, that sells resin embellishments and is situated in Australia.  This would be a great image to work with on our next Blog challenge.  Check out the Createful Heart blog here http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/ and join in our Fortnightly Challenge there.  Be sure to read the Challenge rules http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-rules.html and join us every fortnight.  There are some great prizes on offer!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:
anything-goes-gcc092517

Update on Winnings from these challenges


Featured photo on The Outlawz Challenges

Morgan's Artworld




21 September 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Bat Boy"

As inspiration for Halloween I have chosen Bat Boy to work with.  I must admit I am not big on celebrating Halloween - back when my kids were growing up, it was not a big thing in Australia, but I always have some lollies on hand if I get a knock on the door, but that didn't even happen last year.
I chose to make a treat bag and picked up this bag from the cheap shop ages ago and remembered I had just the right size for the image I had printed.  For the background I just used some Halloween papers I had on my computer. I hope you can see my creation OK, for some reason I had terrible trouble trying to save the image with the watermark through Picmonkey and had to try GIMP, which I know less of than Picmonkey.  If you want to check out Ericraft images on Etsy you will find Bat Boy here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/385636918/digital-stamp-batboy-jpeg-and-png-image?ref=shop_home_active_21.  There is also another couple of digis that might suit your Halloween needs https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/470964523/digital-stamp-3-jacks-300dpi-jpeg-image?ref=shop_home_active_31, https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/472031967/digital-stamp-die-laughing-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_32 or even https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/468298329/digital-stamp-the-brew-300dpi-jpeg-image?ref=shop_home_active_40. Take a look if you want to make some Halloween creations.


15 September 2017

Simply Betty Digitals September 2017 Progressive Challenge - Cast a Spell Betty


This month with this image, we had to use polka dot paper and two ribbons.  I made my first seam binding flower with one of the ribbons.
I have entered this in:
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/crafty-catz-challenge-384.html

Sweet Escape Digis - Music


This is a 13 year old birthday card I made for a friend's niece.  It is hard to know what to choose for that age group, but I knew Sweet Escape would have the perfect image.  Berenice has an Etsy shop and this is the link https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SweetEscapeDigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I am entering this in a challenge a Facebook friend told me about: