Thursday, 27 November 2014

Night Owl!

This month's progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs has this cute, cute, adorable digi

Isn't he just too sweet! I coloured him with Promarkers/Copics then added some lush glitter to his hat and the branch. The background paper is from Jak Heath and is one of my favourite winter papers. I cut out a snowflake frame on the Silhouette Portrait that is behind the image and then added some nice glittery snowflakes and gems!

If you've not joined this fun challenge - what are you waiting for!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves have definitely fallen in my area, the trees are all going to bed for winter and the ground is thick and crunchy from all those leaves! It is a beautiful time of year but a little sad as all the beauty is dying and we will be covered with frost and snow now!
The new challenge over at Penny's is another Anything Goes - so you have no excuse not to join in!
I got to play with this gorgeous image from StampArt Design by Katheryne

The image was coloured with Promarkers, the background papers is from Celestial Bliss by Raspberry Road The leaves were punched then inked with some brown ink and scrunched up!

This is what the image is called Autumn  Blessings and is perfect for this time of year!

I do hope you will come over and join us in this challenge - hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Peacock Feathers and Glamour!

Yes that is what this picture says to me, it was chosen by Ina for the latest Colour Challenge at the Outlawz!

Isn't that gorgeous! This week we would like you to pick three colours from the five shown and add the twist (which won't be difficult!).

For my card I went with the last three colours and this is what I came up with

The lush paper is from a Tonic kit I got recently and the reindeer and sleigh are cut with some DiSire dies and I love them, lol! The rhinestones are from Mei Flower and are very good value, then I added a nice bow to finish off.

I do hope you come on over to the Outlawz Colour Challenge this week - its the last week for a chance to win some digis from Squgglefly so what are you waiting for!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Christmas Wreath

Well it's definitely on its way and getting far too close for my liking! Over at Digi Sketch challenge a new challenge has begun and for this challenge we want to see your projects using a punch or die cuts. As always we have a fabulous sketch for you

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and I got to play with this great digi

and this is what I made

I coloured the image with Promarkers and the lush papers are from Tonic, die cut from Joanna Sheen.

I hope you can join us for this fun challenge, hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Candy Canes!

We have a new challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and it's everyone's favourite - Anything Goes!

We have the lovely Lacy Sunshine as our sponsor this week and I got to play with this gorgeous image

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and cut it out with a cute holly borders die. I used some papers from my stash for the background and added some gold ric rac and a printed sentiment.

I hope you will come over to Penny's and join us for this great challenge!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Colours of the Flag!

Another new challenge has started at the Outlawz and this week we would like you to use the colours from the South African Flag

This week's challenge is hosted by the very talented Ursula and she chose the flag of her homeland and what a great range of colours to play with!

For my card I used a great cut from Silhouette, it was a freebie and I think it looks amazing and could be used for so many occasions!

What fantastic colours they are and couldn't they be used for some brilliant projects!

I hope you'll come over and join us for this great new challenge - see you there!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Winter Wonderland!

The new challenge at Penny's is very simple this week, we want you to use black card somewhere in your design! Now most of us have oodles of black card as we use it for matting and layering so it should be very easy to join in this week!
We have two wonderful sponsors this week, Dianes Daydream Designs and DeeDee's Digis!
I got to play with an image from Deedee and I so love her designs as you get a whole collection of images on each sheet, this is the image I used

For my card I used the beautiful deer image and this is what I made

I used some Centura Pearl white with a touch of silver as my base card and I used the Birch Tree die from Taylored Expressions which I cut from some white glitter card, The starry sides I cut from the top of one of the Create a Card dies. I coloured the lovely deer with Promarkers and the sentiment was from my stash.

So come on over and join us in this new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty - see you there!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Glitz It Up!

That's right - the new Colour Challenge at the Outlawz has a beautiful inspirational picture chosen by Judith

Now isn't that lush and you just have to add glitz! With those gorgeous colours you can only do glam and glitz, lol!

I used the Blessing Tree from our sponsor this month, Squigglefly and I can see this image becoming a real go to!

I used my new Tonic dies to make the gorgeous lacy edges to the background and I added some purple heart gems and some gold ric rac. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and glittered within an inch of its life!

I hope you can join us this week in this lovely challenge - see you there!

Monday, 10 November 2014


Well our sponsor Meljen has this adorable digi in their store and I was lucky enough to use it for the latest challenge at Digi Sketch, the theme for this challenge is food! So this is what I made with this gorgeous digi

Coloured with Promarkers and using some of the great papers from Create and Craft's Kanban Members Special.
The sentiment is from Woodware - I actually cheated and only used half of it and used the chalkboard technique.
So come on over to the Digi Sketch Challenge and join in the fun!

This is the sketch for this challenge

See you there!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Creative C!orners

Yes we want to see Creative Corners over at Penny's Paper Crafty this week. We have two great sponsors - DeeDee's Digitals and the Paper Shelter.

The Paper Shelter gave us this cute image to play with

I used the coloured version and printed it directly onto the beautiful paper from Michelle Roo. I used one of my new Tonic dies and cut the corners out to use here, layered onto red and some red hearts just finish it off!

So come on over to Penny's and join us in this fun challenge!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tic Tac Toe!

We've got a new challenge over at the Outlawz Colour Challenge - we're playing Tic Tac Toe!

We want you to pick a row down, across or diagonally and if it has a word in a square you pick we want you to use that in your project too! How fun is that!!

I used the top row across with all the words! So here is what I made using a digi from our sponsor Squigglefly, the digi is called The Candle Shelf

The wonderful background paper is a digital paper from Jak Heath, image coloured with Promarkers and the lovely lace is die cut with a Tonic border die, so lush!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this new challenge!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sassy and Girly!

You couldn't get a better combination! So come on over to Dragonfly Dreams and join in our new challenge - we want to see your girly projects where you have used a die cut or punched image!

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful Sassy Studio Design

I used this cute Santa for my card

I have been enjoying playing with my new die cutters from Tonic - I just love the different effects I can get with them!
I coloured the image with Copics and finished off the trim with some Glitzy Flower Soft. The snowflakes are from Memory Box.
I really hope you can come over and join us this month, we love to see your makes!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

What's Your Favourite Colour Combo?

That's what we'd like to see at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Don't we all have 'GoTo' colours that we know will work together and have the right effect. For me I love Pink and Grey, they compliment each other so well and can look absolutely stunning.
I made a card using Nice Crane Designs beautiful French Postcards collection, they are fabulous and can be used for so many things! I also used my new dies from Tonic (that I am in love with, lol!) some nice vintage papers and a few flowers and this is what it made

So I hope you will come over and join us at Eclectic Ellapu and show us your favourite colour combos. The team have made some beautiful projects to inspire you so what are you waiting for!