20 September 2021

SheepSki Designs Facebook Group September Challenge

 It is time for another challenge in our Facebook Group and the optional twist is "I spy ...B".  I love butterflies, so this was a good time to start my junk journal on butterflies.  Here is my first page using Butterfly Girl.

For this junk journal I have chosen The Butterfly Printable Journal Kit from Red Dot Books.  I decided to colour this image in autumn colours mostly with gold pencil added in.  I printed the image on the page and adjusted it so the background paper can be seen.  I used pencils and a couple of glitter pens for the flower tattoo on her face. I found I only needed to colour lightly to get the effect I wanted.  I found the quote online and added a metal butterfly and chipboard Believe.

Don't forget if you are buying from our Etsy shop, as a follower of my blog, you can grab a 10% discount with this code SKIANDREA10.

Alicia Bel

 Alicia is starting her challenges again in her Facebook Group "The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel".  I have used "Birthday with Cake" for this challenge.

Altenew Paint-a-Flower stamp set

 Today I am working with my Altenew Paint-a-Flower Lotus Outline stamp set.  Last year I bought one of these, but it didn't flower.  I am hoping it will this year, but at least the stamp is showing a beautiful flower.  This stamp set has quite a few sentiments with it to choose from and I decided to use Miss U and Friend - a perfect card to send to a friend when we are in lockdown, like NOW.

Don't forget our September "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge and our store has heaps of other Altenew Paint-a-Flower stamps to check out - there are 14 different flowers, all with plenty of sentiments.  They are a beautiful stamp to ink.  I am sure you will be happy when you purchase one or two or if you are like me, you won't stop there.

Supplies used:
Altenew Paint-a-Flower stamp set Lotus Outline
Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils
Prismacolor  Colourless Blending Pencil

White card, green paper
Stazon Olive Green ink

18 September 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

 The Facebook Group challenge for September 2021 has a topic of "Think Pink for Breast Cancer".  This is my entry using "Love".

This is the link if you would like to join the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group.

I have entered this card in (20+) Facebook

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog: Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - September 2021 (cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com)

GDT for Conie Fong Art & Design September 2021

 Here is some inspiration for Conie Fong Art & Design.  Did you know Conie has two challenges each month on her Facebook Group.  There is a colouring challenge and a finished project challenge each month.  

It is never too early to get started on your Christmas cards and Conie's Etsy shop has beautiful Christmas images.  Today I have used "Christmas Carole" One thing I can say about the images, they are so easy to colour.  I often sit down of a night and  use everyday coloured pencils or Prismacolor pencils just to relax myself.

I have used a white card base, designer paper from SU, a couple of punches and foam tape to make this card.  How easy is that?

I hope you grab come of Conie's images, she often has discounts and specials.  There is one on now with a 25% discount and new releases are usually on sale when they first come out.

Bye for now,

Gail xx

10 September 2021

Sandra Caldwell Stamps 1st Release September 2021

 Sandra has excelled herself with this release.  The theme of this release is centred around Thanksgiving and Halloween.  I am showcasing "Sliced Turkey" but as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, I decided to make it a Be Thankful of yourself card.  Here is my inspiration #3358 Sliced Turkey by Sandra Caldwell available in the Etsy shop from the first day of release.

I hope you will join our Facebook Group so you can keep up-to-date with Sandra Caldwell stamps and watch out for Sneaky Sandra's special discounts and competitions from time to time.

All today's new releases are on special for 24 hours in the Etsy shop.

See you at the next release.

Gail xx

I am entering:

Monday Greetings - Challenge from August 30 to September 12, 2021 - "Anything Goes" - Monday - Greetings - OutlawzChallenges3 (ning.com)

05 September 2021

Conie Fong and Art Design Facebook Group Project Challenge

 Conie;s September challenge is underway at the Facebook Group page.

As GDT again this month, here is my inspiration for the Challenge.

I have used a pastel green square card, designer paper from my stash, red cardstock, green bling and a flair.  Isn't "Santa's Little Helper" the cutest.  He is available in Conie's Etsy shop and is great value with the Santa sack and at the moment there is a 25% discount so don't miss out on that because I am not too sure how long it will last.

Gail xx

Conie Fong Art Facebook Group September Colouring Challenge

 My inspiration for Conie's Facebook Group September colouring challenge is "Sunflower Bouquet".  Don't forget you only have to submit a colouring for this challenge - easy peasy.

You can enter just a colouring now and in a month or two enter the same coloured image into the Project Album.  No stress at all there!  You just can't enter a colouring and a project with the same coloured image in the same month.  How laid back is that - my type of challenge!

I hope you will check out the Conie Fong Art & Design Facebook Group as well as the Etsy shop.  There is still a 25% discount going on there at the moment, a great time to grab some more images.  There is even a new one out involving kittens, my favourite kind of image.

See you in either place!

Gail xx

Bizzy Bec's September 2021 Blog Challenge

 I hope you will join our monthly blog challenge at Bizzy Bec's.  As always our theme is "Anything Goes".  

For my inspiration this month I have made this card.

Products used

Stamping Bella Huggy Squidgie 

Altenew Circular Elements Die Set

White card, Kaisercraft designer papers, circle die, scallop punches, resin hearts

This is the cutest stamp - I think I will have to look at what other Squidgies are available at Bizzy Bec's. Stamping Bella stamps seem very good quality.  

Don't forget our monthly challenge, hope to see your creations there.

I am entering Monday Greetings - Challenge from August 30 to September 12, 2021 - "Anything Goes" - Monday - Greetings - OutlawzChallenges3 (ning.com)

03 September 2021

Leann's World Progressive Challenge #47

 Thank you to Leann's World 101 for the August/September Progressive challenge image "Raina".  As soon as I saw Raina I thought of gypsies, so hence my card.

I have entered (20+) LeAnn's World 101 | Facebook Progressive Challenge #47

01 September 2021

Morgan's ArtWorld September Blog Challenge #9

For September's Challenge inspiration I have used Growing Teddy 1.  I decided to put the image on a Centre Step card to accentuate it.  I coloured the image with pencils and used a vintage coloured  mat behind it.  I used washi tape down the two sides and decorated it with resin flowers.  I found the quote on the internet - just perfect for the image.  

I hope you will join us in our Blog Challenge.  It is always "Anything Goes".  See you there.

Gail xx


SheepSki Designs "Boys and Girls Come Out to Play"

 September's optional twist for our SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge is "Boys and Girls Come Out to Play".  For my inspiration I have created a card using "The Bots".

For the background I have used a KennyK digital background called "City Buildings".  I have coloured my images with everyday coloured pencils and used three hearts on the side of the black pearl cardstock.

I hope you get a chance to enter our September Blog Challenge.

29 August 2021

A card for our mechanic

 Well you did it Mark - fell off your pushbike and now you are off your feet for three months.  Mark is a very keen road bike rider much to the dismay probably of many motorists.  Apparently a crack in the road sent him tumbling and has broken the pelvic bone that holds the ball bone in your hip.  I wanted to say so many things in the card so I decided to follow Beccy's Place August Blog Challenge which would give me a few areas for words.

My flip-a-coin challenge resulted in add stitching, gatefold card, digital stamp, add buttons and any occasion except birthday.

This was fun and I hope Mark enjoys this card.  He should get a smile out the lycra and landcruiser quotes.  Hope it doesn't hurt when he laughs, knowing Mark he will just grin!

I have used Beccy's freebies for this card - the coloured flannel flowers Beccy's Place: Flannel Flowers (beccysplace.blogspot.com) , the gumnut blossoms and the June freebie paper Beccy's Place: June Challenge (beccysplace.blogspot.com)

I am entering Beccy's Challenges: August Challenge (beccyschallenges.blogspot.com) Checked

Gem of A Craft Challenge: Challenge 18 - Anything goes Craft and Card Making Challenge (pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com) closes 9/9/21 Checked

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - August 2021

 This is my progressive creation for August over at The Outlawz Challenges.  A big thank you to Twinkle Lane Designs for New Car.

I have entered Progressive Challenge August 2021 - Freebie/Progressive Challenge - OutlawzChallenges3 (ning.com)

Gail xx

27 August 2021

Sandra Caldwell 2nd August 2021 release

 Sandra has another release out for August.  I am showcasing #3670 Miss Rosie Gal available in the Etsy shop.

I have used a pearl card with a pink paper mat, then a sheet of digital paper from Vectoria Designs from the Mega Shabby Elegant Bundle. I coloured the image with pencils, inked a white paper doily and used foam tape to mount Miss Rosie Gal.  I found those roses in my flower stash.  They are a bit bulky but I will find an envelope to suit.

Don't forget to join our Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Group to stay updated.

There is a 50% sale on our DT New Release in Babycakesdnd Etsy shop for 24 hours, so go straight over to the shop, search SALE or filter your choice to the lowest prices and you will find the August releases on sale, but be quick.

I have entered digidesignchallengeblog: Pick 2 or More (Ribbon, Bling, Pearls, Die Cut(s)/Punch, flowers, button, lace) Challenge (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com) using two elements - paper lace doily and flowers.

Creations in Pink: Challenge # 36 - Anything goes in MAINLY PINK checked


25 August 2021

Nevermore Designs - Gothic August Blog challenge

 This month the image offered was The Raven, of course, Edgar Allen Poe comes to mind and what a great project to start a junk journal dedicated to this great writer.  Here is my journal page.

I am entering Never More Designs: MONTHLY GOTHIC CHALLENGE

Gecko Galz Image Blog Challenge August 2021

 As soon as I looked at the image for August, I thought of a song that relates to the photo, so I decided I would make a page for a song journal.  The idea is when I come across an image that reminds me of a song, I will create a journal page to add to my project.  Here is my first page for this journal.

I am entering Gecko Galz: Gecko Galz Monthly Image Challenge (geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

22 August 2021

Stampers Delights August 2021 Progressive

 Here is my interpretation of Stamper's Delight progressive image for August 2021.  Thank you Janice for giving us this image.  If you are not playing in the progressive challenge in Stampers Delights Fan Group you are crazy.  Join the group here.

Kawaii - Miss Kitty