28 October 2017

The Outlawz Challenges - October 2017 Progressive Challenge "The General Store"

This month's progressive challenge image is courtesy of Mary at Createful Heart Digis & Design.  The image is called "The General Store" and is available from Mary's Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/540302250/the-general-store-vintage-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_24.  I decided to do a general card to be used for whatever you want, for a friend, a new acquaintance or even a thank you.  The sentiment I found could cover quite a few different scenarios.  I mounted the image with blue cardstock and the card base is from a pack of pre-printed card bases  purchased from Kmart only yesterday. The pack has vintage themes, so will come in very handy for future vintage images from Createful Heart.

Imagine that Digistamp October 2017 Link-up

For this month's link-up at Imagine that Digistamp, I have chosen to make a Sympathy card with the image "Poppy" and the sentiment from the Matt 5-4 Image both available at the shop https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html. If you're quick you can pick the Matt 5-4 image up for free as it is still in the freebies category. 

Gerda Steiner October 2017 Progressive Challenge

This month Gerda has kindly given us "Raccoon" to play with and what a cutie he is!  I have coloured him with Copics and my background stamp of tree stumps was the perfect backdrop.  Thanks for dropping by and as usual a big thank you to Gerda for her progressive challenge each month.

26 October 2017

Creepy Cute Halloween Candy & Bone

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love has kindly given us this digi to work with in October.  I decided to make yet another treat bag just in case I get some callers for lollies at Halloween or maybe my grandchildren will be going trick or treat, will have to check.  I showcased this in the Oddball Facebook Group and I will also enter their blog challenge with it.

Digistamps4Joy "Happy Birthday"

October's progressive challenge for Digistamps4Joy Facebook Group is this fantastic digi "Happy Birthday".  I have used a pastel card with designer paper, but I have also printed the digi directly onto some digi paper and printed an extra copy of the digi so I can foam mount some of the elements - two balloons and three letters.  I hope you like the sentiment also.  Thank you for stopping by.  I have entered the following:

24 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Scaredy Jacks"

I couldn't resist making another treat bag with this new digi in the Etsy shop now https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/563671281/digital-stamp-scaredy-jacks-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and guess what it is a special price for Halloween.  I do not send Halloween cards, but I thought some of these treat bags would come in handy if a little one comes knocking on my door.  I could give them a bag with some lollies already in it, although last year I did not get one knocker!  Be sure to check out the whole Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/EricraftShop?ref=l2-shopheader-name because Scaredy Jacks is NOT the only image discounted.  I guess the next time I post for Ericraft Stamps it will be for Christmas inspiration, so don't be a stranger!

22 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps New Release October 2017

This is one of the latest releases from Ericraft Stamps, "Rachel to the Sea".  She can be found here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548136748/digital-stamp-rachel-to-the-sea-300dpi?ref=shop_home_active_3 at a reduced price but be quick. This is such a lovely scene, cre
ated by Erica, based on a photo of her daughter, that I just had to find a suitable quote to go with it.  As you can see I need some practice on the ocean, but I really enjoyed colouring this piece of serenity. 

I have entered the following challenges:

19 October 2017

Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday - 19th October 2017

October's theme is Halloween with most digi companies I might add, so of course, Scrapper's Delights is focussing on the Halloween section of the shop http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_157&sort=20a&page=1
You will also find some great images and backgrounds in the Gothic section and if you are lucky enough you will pick up some discounted prices there too.  I have used on my treat bag Bat Women 1
 http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_157&products_id=626 and the background I have mounted her on is http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_107&products_id=793. There are a few toppers in that bundle so it is definitely a great deal and especially good when it is discounted for Halloween.  Thank you for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

I am entering:


Tiddly Inks Theme #3

I think I have made it in time with my third entry to Tiddly Inks 2:3 challenge.  This theme is Anything Goes and seeing we are in October and on the home stretch to Christmas 2017, I have chosen to design a Chrissie card. I have used Christmas Cutie - Emma available here https://www.tiddlyinks.com/digital-stamps/christmas-cutie-emma-digital-stamp/  Last week I bought a Kaisercraft Mint Wishes 6 x 6 pad because it caught my eye as it did not have red in it for Christmas. I do love red, but occasionally it is nice to use a different set of colours for Christmas.  Of course I had to buy the diecuts that matched. The round sentiment was in that pack and the little blue flower is from my never-ending stash.  I have really enjoyed this challenge at https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7164

Whenever I make a Christmas card I always put it on the Kerst/Christmas Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1910729115611650&type=3

Tiddly Inks Take 2

I told you I would be back.  This time with Theme #2 - Girly Girl of the 2:3 Challenge for Tiddly Inks. https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7141 For this birthday card I have used Fairy Flower for You https://www.tiddlyinks.com/whats-new/flower-fairy-for-you-2-versions/ I die cut a small doily out of glitter card, a couple of hearts from The Resin Rainbow https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/theresinrainbow?ref=shop_sugg and some Make It Crafty Chipboard http://www.makeitcrafty.com/
I am really enjoying this challenge.  I have had quite a few Tiddly Inks digital stamps for a while and probably like many of you reading my blog, do not use them enough. If you want to get into the blog challenges on Tiddly Inks, check out the blog here https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7141

I am also going to enter this card at https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-7-use-some-pink.html because it just happens to have some pink on it.

15 October 2017

Tiddly Inks 2:3 Challenge - October 2017

I have decided to take the plunge and enter this challenge.  Here is my first creation for the first Theme #1 Floral.  If anyone wants to take the plunge with me, there is still a few days to enter.  My goal is to get the three themes completed - hope I make it.  To join in go to this link https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html and be sure to read the instructions.

By the way if you like the Tiddly Inks image I have used, you will find it here https://www.tiddlyinks.com/digital-stamps/shy-violet-digital-stamp/

I have also entered this card in The Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings - WOW!! - GCC100917

10 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Sir Guinea Pig"

Sir Guinea Pig has graced us with his presence at the Ericraft Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548134920/digital-stamp-sir-guinea-pig-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and if you love guinea pigs as I do (they have been a family pet for generations in my family including myself, my children and my grandchildren) you won't be able to resist him and check out the price, he is discounted at the moment.  He looks pretty steampunk to me, so I have added some cogs (what is steampunk without cogs?). I have made him into a birthday card and I am thinking the card might be use for my grandson'sw birthday next year.  Easy just add a number and it becomes a perfect age card.  Thank you for stopping by and don't forget grab Sir Guinea Pig before the price changes!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

06 October 2017

Scrapper's Delights New Release "Winnie Halloween Witch 1" October 2017

We have a new release over at Scrapper's Delights store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1043.  I decided to combine the Ghosts Progressive Challenge digi into this inspiration and make a treat bag.  I came up with the sentiment (corny hey!) and for the background I used one of the papers from the A4 Halloween papers range available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_3_168&products_id=318 and they are on special at the moment because of the Halloween sale.  See details on this post: https://www.facebook.com/scrappers.delights/posts/1467753503319926

I am entering the following:

Scrapper's Delights October Progressive Challenge Freebie

This month's Progressive Challenge freebie is the "Ghosts".  They are so cute.  For this inspiration card I have also used one of the Gothic Project Topper backgrounds.  If you participated last month, or are a newbie to our progressive monthly challenge, you can request the Ghosts over on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/, or you can purchase it at a reduced price this month. Here is the link http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=82&products_id=779. When you are looking around the store, I am sure you will find other Halloween images on special to compliment your Ghosts creation.  I have also used a Boo! chipboard piece from Make it Crafty and a cat punch from Stampin' Up which I love.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Halloween card. I don't celebrate Halloween but I could not resist using the background with the black cat for some inspiration for those who do, however I chose to make my inspiration into an October birthday card and made up the sentiment myself for a birthday and used the word Purrfect because of the cats.  I am entering the following with this card:

Update - Tope 3 winner at http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fright-night-winners.html

03 October 2017

Oddball Art Stamps "Ziggy"

I have used Ziggy for a New Year card.  The embossing folder behind the image has clocks on it and I have used sequin stars to celebrate the occasion.  The original image has one balloon attached to the ledge Ziggy is sitting on, but I added a couple more and filled all of them with text.  I am entering the following:

02 October 2017

"Amy Sending Kisses" Sweet Escape Digis

I made this card for my grand-daughter Verity for her 9th birthday.  The years are definitely going so fast, it only seemed yesterday when she was born.  I used this sweet digital stamp from Sweet Escape and coloured it with Copics.  I had some custom flairs made a fair while ago to use on my scrapbooking pages, but lately have been only doing cardmaking so I decided to use one on this card for her.  I have also used Make It Crafty chipboard which can be found here http://www.makeitcrafty.com/ .  I just love these two-piece chipboards Zoe sells and she is a great Aussie digital artist too.  I am entering the following with this card:

Barbie Mate

This is "Barbie Mate" a Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp.  As Sasayaki Glitter is an Australian digi company, I decided to use it for an Aussie Christmas card.  I have entered it in the following: