15 September 2019

The Outlawz September 2019 Progressive Challenge

This month's progressive challenge digital image is compliments of Imagine That Digistamp, a very generous digital stamp company who always supports The Outlawz Challenges.  Thank you.

Here is my project.  I have used the Bows and Candy Canes paper from Imagine that Digistamp "Flamingo Christmas" and have created a Christmas card with Lorie's Peppermint Mocha image. The sentiment is from Lorie's Mocha set too.  This is a great set as you get 4 Lories with the different seasons Mochas

I hope Imagine that Digistamp doesn't mind but I added a cupcake from Bugaboo Stamps, another great sponsor of The Outlawz Challenges.

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05 September 2019

SheepSki Designs September 2019 Blog Challenge

Our theme for the September Blog Challenge #30 is Die Cuts/Punches.  This gave me an opportunity to try out my new purchase, a City Scapes punch from Creative Memories.  I punched it out then covered with black gesso and then applied different shades of Prima Art Alchemy wax.  I chose a background clip art from Google for the park scene and before printing put some sentiments on it.  I used a couple of bits of washi tape (the birds on a wire and the grass with flowers bottom right hand corner) and a couple of little punches (the heart and the bunny).

There we have it, a scene for the gorgeous image "Shopping in Yorkshire".  I coloured her with Copics and added a small pearl to the clasp on her handbag.

I have cut the park scene to layer the city scape punch behind, the punches and image have also been lifted with foam tape.

I hope I have inspired you to enter our Blog Challenge and don't forget if you wish to purchase some SheepSki Designs images from the Etsy shop be sure to use this discount to receive 10% of your order.  


I am entering the following:

29 August 2019

Father's Day cards

This Sunday, 1st September, we celebrate Father's Day in Australia.  I have a selection of cards for this occasion I have made in the last week.  Here they are:

1.  Father's Day card for Pop (Grandfather) as he is always wearing slippers

2.  Image Mo's Digital Pencil Big Catch

3.  Bizzy Bec's Ginger Beer

4.  Mo's Digital Pencil Dane

5.  Mo's Digital Pencil 4 Dad Boy S

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22 August 2019

The Outlawz Challenges - Freebie/Progressive Challenge August 2019

This month's progressive challenge image is from All Dressed Up and is called "Stars and Back".

I love All Dressed Up images and this one is a welcome addition to my stash - thank you so much for your generosity and sponsorship of The Outlawz Challenges.

Here is my birthday card.  I have used a digital sky paper background for the image, matted with silver.  The image has been attached with foam tape to give it dimension.  I recently purchased some white resin stars from Corbett Creations Wood Veneers, an Aussie business of course.  I thought this card would look perfect with some of these stars added.     


04 August 2019

SheepSki Designs August 2019 Blog Challenge

Our theme for August is "Animal Madness".  I chose to work with "Purrr-fect Love" of course, seeing I love cats!

I have to admit I have been eyeing off this fantastic image since it hit the Etsy shop, but was a bit scared to tackle it.  Well when the theme for August was announced, I just knew I had to tackle my fears and here is my inspiration.

I have coloured the pussy cats with Copic (ist challenge out of the way, then I fussy cut the cats and the roof tiles out and used some digital paper from NanaVicsDigitals Etsy shop, my favourite Aussie Etsy shop.  I have also used one of Make It Crafty's chipboard sentiments Birthday Wishes.

I hope you will join in our "Animal Madness" theme over at our August Blog Challenge and of course, don't forget if you are looking for some great Animal images to work with, they can be found here.

There are 31 animal images to choose from and don't forget to use the discount code to receive 10% off your whole order (not just animals).

See you again soon,

Gail xx

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27 July 2019

Bugaboo Stamps - Day 7

The last day of our week long celebration for Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps.  I have had a great time stretching myself to complete this seven day challenge.  Thank you Jodie for all the fun and the Friday Freebie, although I already had it in my Bugaboo stash.

Day 7 is

Of course I chose Reindeer Trio to play with and this is the card I came up with.  I hope you like it.


Bugaboo Stamps - Day 6

Day 6's theme is something we definitely don't experience in Australia - a White Christmas!

I chose two Bugaboo images to make my scene, AKV Deer and Merry Christmas Tree.  I printed the images on some digital paper, left the tree white and coloured the decorations with atyou Spica glitter pens. 

Bugaboo Stamps Day 5

Day 5 and I chose Home Alone.  BugBoySidePeeker reminds me of Macaulay Culkin sneeking around protecting himself and house against two con men.  The quote I have used is from Home Alone.

Bugaboo Stamps - Day 4

Day 4 is Bingo and the movie is Elf.  I chose the diagonal line featuring Pattern Paper, Bugaboo image (of course) and brads or pearls.

I could not go past using this little cutie, Brat Boy Elf Sitter for this card and with his arms like that, I came up with the quote myself.  He sure looks as if he is over Christmas, too much hard work lol.

Bugaboo Stamps - Day 3

Day 3 of the Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge presents us with this challenge.

I chose to make a tag, we all use tags when giving gifts.  The Bugaboo image is AKV Santa Sled because we all know Santa comes to town in his sled.

Bugaboo Stamps Day 2 Christmas in July challenges

Day 2 of the 9th Christmas in July week of challenges with Bugaboo Stamps.

The first thing of thought of with this movie was Bells, so I searched my Bugaboo images for bells.  I found Make it Snappy - Greetings Bells.  I used a portion of this digi for the oval.

The link for this challenge https://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/day-two-christmas-in-july-week-long.html

Bugaboo Stamps - Day 1

Christmas in July all week long with Bugaboo Stamps.

Day 1

I chose A Charlie Brown Christmas and used Kidz Christmas Boy and his Dog as my Bugaboo image.

Day 1 link http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/day-one-christmas-in-july-week-long.html

22 July 2019

Beccy's Place July Challenge

Thank you Beccy for this beautiful image.  I love flannel flowers and wattle, what a beautiful combination.  Unfortunately I have tried growing flannel flowers without success, but now I have this image from Beccy so all is not lost.

I chose to use this image on a sympathy card for a local family whom we have known since our daughters were at primary school.  The girls are now women.  Her Mum has lost her battle with cancer and we will be attending a celebration of her life this week.

The link to Beccy's challenge is here.

The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - July 2019

This month's Progressive image is "Sophie Colouring" by Little Blue Button Stamps.

I have made an ATC for my own collection because I just love anything with a cat on it. I had made some backgrounds on ATC-sized chipboard to have in my stash and grabbed one of those and fussy cut Sophie to fit the ATC.  The quote is one of my own.  Hope you like my ATC.

The link to the The Outlawz Progressive Challenge is here

02 July 2019

SheepSki Designs July 2019 Blog Challenge

This month's Blog Challenge theme is "Early Christmas/Winter"  I have chosen the little winter cuties "Huddle" to work with.  I was looking for a wintry background for my Aussie Christmas in July card and found one on Etsy.  I think it suited my little penguin friends.  Of course, I have coloured the image with Copics and added some chipboard snowflakes coloured in all sorts of mediums to achieve the effect I wanted, a few layers of whatever white I had, finishing with white Wink of Stella.  I hope you like it.

Don't forget if you are purchasing any images from the SheepSki Designs Etsy shop, use this code for a further 10% discount off your order.


 And the link to the blog challenge is https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-28-early-christmas-winter.html

15 June 2019

Sandra Caldwell Stamps - 1st Digi Release Day for June 2019

I am so excited to be doing a Guest spot with Sandra Caldwell again.  I love her digis and this month there is so many I will be buying to add to my rather huge collection lol.  I chose to work with
 #2916 Birthday Fun.

You can never have enough birthday cards on hand, right.

#2916 Birthday Fun is available at babycakesdnd Etsy Shop.  While you are there check out the other new releases.

Thanks for letting me show you my inspiration for Sandra's latest release and don't forget she has some other great digis in the Etsy shop and her Zibbet store as well.  If you are like me, you won't stop at just one.

I would like to thank Sandra for giving me the opportunity to help her wonderful Design Team showcase the June releases.  Yes, I said releases, so come back later in the month and you will see more inspiration for the second release, more great images from the talented Sandra Caldwell.

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03 June 2019

SheepSki Designs June Blog Challenge inspiration

The theme on the SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge for June 2019 is "For Someone Special".  The image I have used for this theme is "Cornflowers".

I wanted to create a special card filled with lovely embellishments to complement this beautiful image and I just had to add the word Elegance to finish off the card.  The chipboard words are from Scrapmatts, one of my favourite Australian chipboard companies.

There are many beautiful images you can use in the SheepSki Designs Etsy shop that can be used for this theme and don't forget to use our special code before checkout so you can receive 10% discount of your order.


The link for the Blog Challenge is 
so please join us in June because you are someone special to us too.

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27 May 2019

AAA Cards Clean & Simple Challenges 5th Birthday

Happy Birthday to AAA Cards Clean & Simple Challenges and Congratulation on 5 Years.  Here is my inspiration for a birthday card for Game #141

For this CAS card I have used washi tape, a left-over sentiment from a Scrapmatts Retreat Make & Take project and the flower I have coloured with Copics, is from the set Friends Like You, from one of my favourite flower digi companies, Graciellie Design.

Come and join in the birthday fun!

There are lots of sponsors and lots of ways to win prizes on this birthday hop.

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26 May 2019

A Day for Daisies "Flowers in my Garden"

A birthday card using A Day for Daisies "Flowers in my Garden".  Of course I have coloured this image with my favourite technique, Copics.  Not a day goes past without me having a Copic marker in my hand, especially at night while in front of the television watching my husband's favourite shows, not mine.  It is so easy to get out my Copics and colour digital images.

This digital image can be found here

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23 May 2019

Beccy's Place Blog Challenge "Little Liz"

I have been buying Beccy's images for ages, but never thought of entering her challenges, so I decided to give it a go.  Thank you Beccy for the free image "Little Liz".  I decided to make a birthday tag for a friend.

I haven't used a brad for ages so I did and the ribbon is actually a piece of ribbon that you get on new clothes, you know the ones we usually cut off and throw, not me, they go in my stash lol.

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Baptism Card

This is a card I made for a friend for her grandson's baptism.  The image I have used is from Imagine that Digistamp and is from the set Sweet Sleep Boy and The background and the sentiment is from Nana Vic's Digitals Etsy Shop.

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02 May 2019

SheepSki Designs - May 2019 Blog Challenge

The May SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge theme is "Flower Power".  For my inspiration I have used Daisy Panel.  If I remember rightly, and that is a bit difficult at my age lol, the inspiration for this image came from Andrea's mother-in-law's garden.

I have used a lemon card base, a sheet of SU vellum embossed with a Happy Birthday folder.  This is the first time I have dry-embossed vellum.  I know and vellum has been around for years and in my stash I have more than this SU piece.  It had a pattern on it as well before I embossed it, but it is difficult to see.  The heart comes from an Australian embellishment business Charms Creations.

I hope you will join the SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge this month.

Don't forget to use the discount code SKIANDREA10 when ordering from the Etsy shop.

We also have a Facebook group for lovers of SheepSki Designs, hope to see you there too.

I am entering:

A Place to Start - The Never-Ending Challenge

28 April 2019

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 17-30 April 2019

Stuck for a layout for a card, why not take a look at The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge and enter your project as well.  

This is my interpretation of this fortnight's sketch, using a digi our team received on a recent Alicia Bel challenge.

The name of the digi is "Hawaiian Dance".  If you want to join in with the fun of Alicia's challenges, join her Facebook Group.

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21 April 2019

The Outlawz April Progressive Challenge

The Outlawz April 2019 Progressive Challenge image has been donated by Oddball Art Co, available here.  Thank you for this image.  I have made a simple birthday card using an embossing folder, the digi coloured with Copics, sequins and a ribbon to ground the image.

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Some Odd Girl

I really enjoyed colouring I-Heart-u-Gwen for the Some Odd Girl 12 days of colouring challenge.  Now it is time to finish the project for a birthday card.  I have kept this simple just using an embossing folder on a white card base. 

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Krista Leigh Smith Patreon


This is my Art Prompt for Krista's Patreon Community Page.

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Cute as a Button April Progressive Facebook Challenge

This is the image for the Cute as a Button April 2019 progressive challenge which is on the group's Facebook's page.  The image this month is https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/products/digital-digi-stamps-big-eyed-digis-img000202-enjoying-the-rain-by-francesca-lopez

I am entering the Progressive challenge and:


Cute as Button Tracy Tricera

 I have quite a collection of dinosaur digis - whatever my grandchildren like I seem to accumulate.  My 4 year old grand-daughter Isla-May is obsessed with dinosaurs and she could tell you straight away the species of any of them.  This one is so cute.  It is, and no I am not like Isla-May, I have to look it up.  It is https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/products/digital-digi-stamps-big-eyed-digis-img000212-tracy-tricera-by-francesca-lopez, a triceratops dinosaur, Tracy Tricera for short.

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Congratulations on your Wedding Day

Here is a wedding card I made using:

Tiddly Inks Wedding Bells

A Perfect Day chipboard - Scrapmatts

The digital stamp was merged onto https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/digital-papers-floral-surprise-digi4006fs and the sentiment Happily Ever After is from We Are 3

The black and white script design paper and white pearlised card base is from my stash, as well as the chipboard heart I coloured with Copics.

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