No Two Days Alike...

July 31st 2013

Time again for our weekly challenge at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog and we have a great theme "The Zodiac" - we can't wait to see your ATC's for this great theme - should get you thinking what to create!!! Our sponsor for this week is Smeared Ink - they have a great range of designs!

My ATC uses a fun image from Smeared Ink and my interpretation of our Zodiac theme! Can't wait to see all the great entries!

Travelling in Style

July 30th 2013

As promised earlier in the month I am sharing 2 more cards made with new release images from the Gecko Galz "Travel On" Collage Set.

I "teamed" the images with patterned papers also from Gecko Galz - I love the colours of these cards and although they are fairly simple & quick to make I think they still look effective.

Make a Tag!

July 29th 2013

A reminder that you still have a week left to enter the current "Tag" challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. My creation for today's post uses several tags which have been stamped with a collage style stamps along with a cute little butterfly boy image from Paper Imagery Designs and they are all tied together with some fluffy wool!

Bah Humbug!

July 27th 2013

A quick reminder post for our Xmas in July Challenge at Wicked Wednesday! My reminder ATC uses another great image from Just Some Lines - of course Rufus doesn't look very happy LOL!!!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Xmas in July!

July 26th 2013

I Couldn't resist using my favourite Kraft & Black colour combo and making some Xmas cards with the two new images I have been showcasing for Queen Kat Designs this month - "Penguin Ornie" by Sandra Caldwell and a QKD Design "Peppermint Cupcake".

I used paint and a credit card to decorate the kraft paper and white paint and sequin cut out mesh to decorate the black card behind the images. The builders sticky mesh came in handy yet again and my favourite flower die cut!

Just shows you don't always have to elaborately colour an image to get a great effect - I always love using this style - it's quick and easy and effective!

Surprise Box!

July 25th 2013

A fun "Xmas in July" theme at Wicked Wednesday this week and a great sponsor "Just Some Lines"! I love this cute little image from JSL - think I might make this into a Xmas Card in preparation! The little ribbon bow with bell has been "recycled" from a "Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Egg"!! LOL I just knew I couldn't throw it away after Easter!

We can't wait to see your Xmas ATC's & remember to pop over to the blog and check out what the rest of the DT have created!

Let Them Eat Cupcakes Tags!

July 22nd 2013

 Some more of my creations using digi stamps from the new release set by Gecko Galz for July - "Let them Eat Cupcakes! All my tags are based on the June Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 - I loved the look of his tag and although I made one for June I decided to make some more with these new images.

All images were printed onto water colour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils & an Aquawash pen. Tag backgrounds are a mixture of Distress inks, distress stains and paint. Tag stamp is a text style stamp I have had for ages and don't know who made it! And you can see I added various textures, fibres & embellishments to finish them off!

Make sure you check out the July New Release products at Gecko Galz!

Sage & Sepia

July 19th 2013

My final creation for the last week of the Summer of Colour with the colour scheme of "Sage & Sepia"! I've made a little Post-it Note Cover using a gorgeous image from Gecko Galz and some washi paper, gold embossed heart and little "notes" lettering! Now we will all have to wait until next year for another Summer of Colour!

Winter Penguin!

July 18th 2013

Well it's still winter here so I felt like creating a wintery scene for this new little penguin digi image from Queen Kat Designs : Artist: Sandra Caldwell. I used my fingers to smear paint over the page of my mini journal and I sponged paint through some sequin punch to make dots which I thought looked a bit like snow. The penguin image has been printed on tissue paper and then adhered to the page with Modge Podge and to finish off I stuck on little cardboard letters to spell "winter"! He's such a cute little fellow!

Home Sweet Home

July 17th 2013

Another challenge at Wicked Wednesday - this week we want to see your "Tree House" themed ATC's! Can't wait to see what you can come up with and remember you have the chance to win some images from our sponsor "Funky Hand"! I've added a little fairy to my treehouse ATC - collage fairy is from Lisa's Altered Art. Have fun with this theme!


July 16th 2013

A cute mini card made for the 2 July Challenges over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog: firstly Ms July's Guest Designer Michelle has issued a Red, White & Blue Challenge and secondly there is a July Sketch Challenge!

This cute little image is from one of the digi stamp sets from Bombshell Stamps "Horsing Around". The great patterned papers are digital papers from Shery K Designs Etsy Store - I have several sets of papers from this Etsy store now - such a great range!

Hope you can join the challenges!

Have a Spooky Xmas in July!!

July 15th 2013

A great new itinerary for our new challenge at the Desert Island Crafts Challenge Blog & we've gone for a Xmas in July theme which you can follow or do your own thing as long as you use at least 3 items from the list your entry is fine!

1. Non-traditional colours
ie. turquoise, lime green, hot ink, black, grey etc.
2. Paper Rosettes
3. Ribbon
4. Put a Tag on it
5. Put a Tree on it
6. Use Snowflakes
7. Snowmen
8. Use Paint
9. Make it a Gift
10. Use a Star

For my "non-traditional orange & purple painted" Xmas Journal Page I have used the following items from the list: 1, 3, 4, 8 & 10

Our sponsor for this challenge is Floppy Latte and I have used images from their store - the flying skull & stars on the tag are Floppy Latte designs!


July 15th 2013

A reminder post for the current challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad "Couples"! Our sponsor is Twisted Papers and I have used one of their "couples" images on my card today along with patterned digital papers from Gecko Galz, some vintage lace and a little "best wishes" gold label. This card would be ideal for an engagement or wedding card!

Dream a Little Dream of Me...

July 14th 2013

My mini journal page for this weeks Summer of Colour - Week 5  Candy Apple Red & Yellow.

Image is from Gecko Galz and I used my fingers to make a painted red & yellow background - looks a bit like flames of a fire - the woman looks "sultry" so I think they work well together LOL!!

I can't believe there is only one more week for the Summer of Colour - I'm so glad I have managed to keep up!!!

Best Wishes from Roaring Rhadel!

July 13th 2013
My second post for the day but I have been creating a few things for challenges that are almost finished LOL!!!

I've made this card using one of this week's sketches from the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog - this week they have 4 sketches to choose from to celebrate their 4th birthday! I chose to use the fantastic "Roaring Rhadel" image from Angie Delarie Scrapbooking so I could also enter my card in the current Luna Girl "The Great Gatsby" Challenge - she is a perfect flapper gal!! And the digital patterned papers are entitled "The Great Gatsby" and are available at Gecko Galz! Of course I love the feathers!!

Flamingo Think Pink!

July 13th 2013

We have a great challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week "Down the Rabbit Hole" - just perfect for all your "Alice" images!! For this reminder post I have used a great digital stamp from Gecko Galz - Alice & her Pink Flamingo and the background patterned frame is also from Gecko Galz!!

I decided to make my ATC into a little card as well!

Peppermint Cupcake!

July 11th 2013

Time to share a new image from Queen Kat Designs "Peppermint Cupcake". For this card I have used the Triple Stamping Technique from Splitcoast Stampers. Image has been coloured with Copic Markers. I haven't added a sentiment as I haven't decided if this will be a Xmas Card or Another Occasion Card although I did colour the image in xmas reds!! I think this technique always looks effective - I had some triple stamped cards on my blog last month and was really happy with the look of them.

You can find more new release ideas at the QKD Blog where the other DT members have been showcasing their creations!

Have a SUPER (Hero) Day!!!

July 11th 2013

What a great fun themed movie challenge we have for this month at Movie Magic Monthly  - our theme is to create with any of the Marvel Action Heroes - now how cool is this theme!

I've used a fantastic image "Black Widow" from The Avengers series of designs by Lily at The Octopode Factory! She is just perfect for this month's challenge and I have gone with a black & white theme with a touch of pale red for some hightlights! Digital papers are from SherryK's Etsy Store. Image coloured with Copic Markers.

Let's see what amazing things you can come up with!!!

Down the Rabbit Hole!

July 10th 2013

A fun new challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog - "Down the Rabbit Hole" with sponsor Rick St Dennis!! This would have to be one challenge that everyone has images to create with - we all love Alice in Wonderland so let's see what you can make!!

Let's Go Camping!

July 8th 2013

Today I am sharing a new collage image from Gecko Galz from the "Travel On" Collage Set released this month! Later in the month I will share two more cards made with images from this set - great for lots of different occasions!

Patterened papers are from a small paper pad I have from Kaisercraft - came with the great border shapes and "campsites" sign.

Eye Candy!

July 7th 2013

A reminder for our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Wicked Wednesday! I couldn't resist colouring this gorgeous wide eyed image from Dilly Beans in the colours of our challenge! We have some great entries so far but there are still a few more days left!

Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink

July 6th 2013

My card today has been made with several things in mind - it's my Summer of Colour Creation for Week 4 with the colour combo of charcoal grey & pale pink and I have used a gorgeous Just Some Lines image for their Anything Goes Challenge along with the July Sketch from the CLP Challenge Blog!

Patterned papers are from SherryK's Etsy Store (she has some great digi paper packs). Just Some Lines image "Emo Amber and Pup" has been coloured with Copic Markers. I added some pale pink lace, buttons and Prima Flower as embellishments.

Flower Power!

July 5th 2013

Our new challenge has started at Desert Island Crafts Challenge Blog and we have a great sponsor - Saturated Canary - and great new itinerary!

Here's the itinerary:
1. Let's Go Outside
2. Flowers
3. Step Into It (make a step card)
4. Rainbows
5. Clouds
6. Ribbon or Twine
7. Paper Piecing
8. Emboss It
9. Dies & Punches
10. Metal Embellishment

For my step card I used items: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 & 10. Remember you need to use at least 3 items from the list!! Have fun!!

Penguin & Snowflakes!

July 4th 2013
Firstly Happy 4th of July to those who are celebrating! My creation today has white & blue but no red - sorry!!!

I've used a brand new digi image from Queen Kat Designs by artist Sandra Caldwell - "Penguin Ornie" - a cute little xmas penguin! Make sure you keep an eye out at the QKD Blog this month for all the new release images being showcased by the DT and some Xmas in July fun too!

Patterned papers on my altered gift bag are great wintery themed papers from Gecko Galz - I love the soft blues and greys with the white which is why I also coloured the penguin in soft colours to match!

Red, White & Blue

July 3rd 2013

A perfect challenge for this week at Wicked Wednesday - Red, White & Blue! This week our sponsor is 2 Cute Ink again - and the DT have cute little images to create with! We can't wait to see what amazing ATC creations you can come up with for this week's challenge!

Michelle Perkett CAS Cards

July 2nd 2013
LOL I do struggle with CAS and all that white space!!! But I decided to make some CAS style cards with these new designs from Michelle Perkett. Images and sentiments were printed directly onto some linen finish card and coloured with Copic Markers.

This birthday card uses a brand new "cake" image from Michelle - such a great image!!

And this one is perfect for that guy who loves to fish!

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