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! 



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:


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: