20 June 2022

Bizzy Bec's June inspiration

 I have started doing some Postcard Art and am loving it.  Here I have added some Bizzy Becs digital Waterlily to this postcard.  I know, I think I said I would not colour or cut out small digital stamps but hey, I could not resist them on this project. 

Bizzy Bec's digital stamp "Waterlily"

By the way don't forget our Blog Challenge for June is still on.  As always the Blog Challenge is "Anything Goes".  Hope to see your entry there.

Don't forget the shop, there is always something on special and Bec always has pre-orders to tempt you.

See your entry in the Blog Challenge,


15 June 2022

My first Postcard Art

 For this month's Steampunk image challenge over at Fripperies & Butterflies, I decided to have a go at Postcard Art.  I have used as the background a postcard from Gecko Galz Pretty Little Postcards Kit with the image printed 3 times in different sizes.  I decorated it with chipboard cogs and chain.  I have used Pinecone ink on the edges and coloured the cogs and chain with markers.

I am entering 



05 June 2022

Morgan's ArtWorld June Blog Challenge

 This blog challenge is always "Anything Goes".  I have chosen to work with "Africa" this month.  I love this image and decided to make it the size of a 5" x 7" photo frame so I could display it.  I used Prismacolors, however, I might have used the wrong side of the lemon pastel paper but I don't mind the textured side. 

Blog Challenge link https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Shop link https://creativeartdesignstudio.ecwid.com/Digital-Crafting-c39196001

Hope to see you in the Challenge for June.

I have entered

 http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-2022-challenge-42-anything-goes.html (ends 3 July 2022)

http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2022/05/june-challenge-sheepski-designs.html (ends 30/6/22)

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html (ends 29/6/22)

Bizzy Bec's "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge

 For my inspiration I have made a sympathy card using "Tulip Bunch".  I will be using this card straight away for the family of a dear friend whose funeral is Monday.

Tulip Bunch digital stamp

I have used a white card base, pink paper, and an embossing folder from my stash, a mauve ribbon and the sentiments are from https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/NanaVicsDigitals.

Don't forget the Bizzy Bec's "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge for June.  I can't wait to see your entries!

I have entered http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html (ends 29/6/22)

01 June 2022

SheepSki Designs June Blog Challenge

 The theme for this month's Blog Challenge is "Use Checks or Stripes". I thought the new digi "In the Dog House" would be the perfect image for this theme and here it is.

"In the Dog House"

As a follower of my blog, you are eligible to use this discount at SheepSki Designs Etsy shop  SKIANDREA10

Please join us over at our Blog Challenge , we would love to see your creations.

Also we do have a Facebook Monthly Challenge on our Facebook Group.  Are you a member yet?

Thank you for checking out my blog.

Gail xx

I have entered http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2022/05/june-challenge-sheepski-designs.html (ends 30/6/2022)

Gecko Galz June 2022 Challenges

 Here are our June Challenges.  I hope you get a chance to enter some of them.  

Blog Monthly theme challenge

Facebook Group challenges
Each challenge has its own album

June ATC Challenge on Facebook Group
Album in group

Sheets for this ATC challenge are available here 

Monthly image challenge http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html

Christmas image challenge http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-monthly-christmas-challenge.html 

Stamp challenge  http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-stamp-challenge.html

Gothic image challenge  https://nevermoredesigns.blogspot.com/p/monthly-gothic-challenge.html

Fripperies & Butterflies   http://fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-steampunk-monthly-challenge.html

Hope to see your entries in the blog or group.

28 May 2022

Gecko Galz Blog Christmas Image Challenge

 Do you have a go at any of Gecko Galz Blog Challenges?  I have entered the Christmas Image Challenge.  The image is always provided so you should join in.

I have entered http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-monthly-christmas-challenge.html

27 May 2022

Gecko Galz Blog May stamp challenge

 I just had to enter this challenge.  I love butterflies.

I have used the supplied stamp image, coloured with markers and pencils as well as "Butterfly Wings"  Collage sheet.

I have entered http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-stamp-challenge.html

24 May 2022

Gecko Galz May projects

 I  really enjoyed the La Vie Paris theme this month.  Here are my projects.  You still have time to enter this challenge as well as our image challenges and Facebook Challenges.  The links for these challenges http://hutcho53.blogspot.com/2022/05/whats-happening-over-at-gecko-galz-in.html

The products I have used in these projects are:

French Connection Digital stamp set 

Ooh La La Ladies Collage 

Girl Power Sentiment set

Parisian Scraps Collage sheet

Papillion Paper Pack (not in store)

These are a set of ATCs using Spring Song ATC and Beautiful Birds Collage Sheet.

23 May 2022

Gecko Galz Kit of the Month Club inspiration

 Here are some of my inspiration using the 2022 Kit of the Month Club, 50 images each month for 12 months.  Gecko Galz has a 50% discount in the shop this month, which means if you put this item in your cart, you will get the benefit, but be quick only for May.  Join now and you will receive the earlier months you have missed.  

May Kit Club images and Blooming Waters ATC Collection

These are some previous Month's inspiration.

3 cards using April Kit Club images

3 cards using March Kit Club images

I have entered https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge-and-april-winners.html (finishes 19 June)

http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/152-floral-frenzy.html (ends 15 June) CHECKED

20 May 2022

Bizzy Bec's Inspiration

 Here's a bit of mid-month inspiration using Bizzy Bec's digital stamps.  I have to admit I printed and coloured these peony flowers before I knew how I was goling to showcase them.  Originally I thought a CAS with a white card but when I placed them on the cardstock it didn't do much for me.  

Plan B - I searched my digital stamps folder on my computer because I knew I had stashes of peonies on it.  Then it came to me - Audrey Hepburn.  I had previously bought some papers and clipart of one of the best actresses of all time.  This is what I came up with.  Sorry on my second card I used the peony trio which Bec offered in a giveaway.  However, the Peony single can be substituted for the trio. I used some stash paper for the first layer on the white cardstock on both cards.  Then I used my digital paper and clipart, finishing the cards off with the peonies on foam tape..

PeonySingle digital stamp

Actually it was a fun way to come up with the card as all I started with was a couple of coloured digital stamps.  Maybe now I need to work on all the older coloured images I have in my stash lol.

Papers and Clip Art https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesyReeDesign?search_query=audrey

Don't forget there is still time to enter our May Blog Challenge.

I have entered http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/152-floral-frenzy.html (ends 15 June) with my second card.  CHECKED

18 May 2022

The Outlawz Progressive Challenge for May

This is the Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge for May.  The image we are working with is

Grace Selfie




I have added to my collection of dex cards.  Hope you like Grace.

I am entering:


05 May 2022

Bizzy Bec's May Blog Challenge

 As always this challenge is "Anything Goes.  This month I am working with Daisy Trio and Daisy Single.  

For this card I used Daisy Trio digital images in shades of  light yellow and orange and placed them in the shape of the rectangle on the card base.  The problem I then had was what colour should I colour the single daisy.  I had thought of pink to change it up a bit.

I was hanging out some clothes this morning before I had coloured the daisy and all of a sudden a friend came to mind.  Joy received her angel wings in 2019 and she loved the colour orange, so my single daisy has to be that colour.  I fussy cut the daisies out and used foam tape to adhere to the white card base and foam tape again to mount the single daisy.

Daisy Trio digital stamp
Daisy Single digital stamp

Bizzy Bec's Blog    http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com/

Bizzy Bec's shop    https://www.bizzybecscardmakingscrapbooking.com.au//

01 May 2022

Morgan's ArtWorld May Blog Challenge


This month I am showcasing the beautiful digital stamp from Morgan's ArtWorld called "Rose Candle Greyscale".   I have also used "Old Roses Frame".

I hope you will join us for our "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge for May

SheepSki Designs May Blog Challenge

 The optional theme for May's Blog Challenge is "For the Girlz".  For my inspiration I have used "Hot Chocolate".

I wanted to create a rounded curved pop with the image on the card, but not sure exactly how it is done.

My colouring is with mixed coloured pencils. 

As a follower of my blog, you are eligible to use this discount at SheepSki Designs Etsy shop  SKIANDREA10

Please join us over at our Blog Challenge , we would love to see your creations.