Sunny Flowers For Mother

As well as their usual challenges, Outlawz has a special set of challenges to celebrate it’s 7th Birthday. One of them is to make a project using a free image from SheepSki Designs.

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Materials used:
Sheepski Designs – Sunflowers (available by email request for members of the Outlawz Challenges)
Clear Impressions Floral Flourish set (from Creative Stamping Magazine)
Graphic 45 – French Country 6×6 pad
Distress Oxide inks – Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber
X-Press It card
Copic pens
yellow organza ribbon
yellow eyelets
black archival ink pad
A5 card blank

The image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics. The background is made with the distress oxides applied with a sponge and lightly spritzed. The image is attached to a mat from the Graphic 45 pad with eyelets.

The topper is attached to the card front and the sentiment stamped underneath. Finally the bow is added.

The Outlawz Challenge does not stipulate that you have to create a birthday card so I hope a Mother’s Day one is acceptable.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
The Outlawz Challenges – Special Birthday Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks #391 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge #08 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #143 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap FFC #222 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #55 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #61 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #31
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #194 – Anything Goes/ Use Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 – Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #213 – “Spring Flowers” (Use Any Flowers)

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Old Boots


Beccy’s Place Challenge this month has a sketch theme to follow. As with all her challenges Beccy provides a free image each month and this month was a pair of boots a great image for the men. As the boots come without laces I found a quote from Harry Styles to go with them, I hope he will not mind!

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Materials used:
Beccy’s Place Boots (freebie available from challenge blog)
X-Cut square die set
X-Cut scalloped rectangle die 
Cropodile
brown textured card and green card
X-Press It card 
K & Company Life’s Journey London Map 12×12 paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic pens

The boots and the quote are printed out together on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then cut with a square die. A slightly larger mat is cut with the next size die.

The designer paper is cut with a scalloped edged rectangle die (I don’t have a square one). The card is assembled as in the picture with the two sizes of green circles punched out using a Cropodile.

The trickiest part of this card was cutting a scalloped square with only a scalloped rectangle. It was a case of careful positioning of the die so as not to cut in the wrong place.

I have coloured in a lot of boots over the past couple of years, not least because my youngest daughter’s wedding had a walking theme so the invites, place name card and order of service all had boots on. The place name cards had a very small pair of boots on them! Also since she, her husband and my husband are all keen walkers boots have appeared on several birthday cards. It’s a good job I like colouring boots!

Thanks for walking in. Take care.

Pippa
Entering the  following challenges:
Beccy’s Place #February – Card Sketch
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges #368 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft #02 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #February – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #391 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #36 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #143 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #222 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #31
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra #February – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #194 – Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #54 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #206 – Anything Goes

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Best Friends Day

The 19th February was Best Friends day so in honour of that I made a card.

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Materials used: 

Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Bugaboo Brats Best Friends
stepper card die set
Happy Birthday die
designer paper from stash
gold mirri card
gold alphabet stickers
red and white card
X-Press It card
Copic pens

The card blank is cut from white card using the die set. The image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then cut with a die.

The greeting is cut from gold mirri card and the words down the sides made up with peel-off stickers.

Thank you for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #368 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs – Friendship
A Snowflakes Promise #48 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #18 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #61 – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #31
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #194 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 – Anything Goes
My Time To Craft #364 – Love Is All We Need
Crafting With Dragonflies #98 – Special Folds

 

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Wild Roses For January

I have set myself the challenge to create a calendar for next year which means producing 12 pictures of flowers. The free image for the Progressive Challenge at Outlawz Challenges is a lovely Wild Rose from Beccy’s Place so that became January’s page.

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Materials used:
Beccy’s Place – Wild Rose
calendar downloaded from Calendarpedia
X-Press It card
Copic pens

The image is arranged on an A5 page and printed onto X-Press It card. Once coloured the calendar is sized to fit and printed off.

Every edge has a black pen edge using a Copic.

Well that is one page done, only anther 11 to go! I am going to add some information about the Wild Rose flower on the back of the page before making up the finished project.

Thank you for swinging by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
The Outlawz Challenges – February Progressive Freebie
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Spring Challenge
Digi Chooseday #08 – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door 20th Feb – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #31
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #194 – Anything Goes/Use Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 -Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #213 – Spring Flowers (Use Any Flowers)
Not Just Cards February – Anything Goes

 

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Shades of Red on the Path of Positivity

Is it me or does time seem to be speeding up? It is already the half way point of our challenge at Path of Positivity with the optional theme Shades of Red. As this is the month in which most of the world celbrates Valentine’s day I have gone with a more traditional approach, the red rose.

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Materials used:
Pattie’s Creations – I Love You Hearts and Roses
frame die
designer paper from stash
X-Press It card
red embossed card
square card blank (folded to make and easel card)
Copic pens
chalks and foam bud
gold peel-off greeting
red ribbon rose

The image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copic pens. The hearts are coloured with pink chalk, it’s so subtle the camera did not pick it up very well!

The coloured image is trimmed to fit inside the frame which I found in my snippet box. I guess I must have cut it for a different project and then not used it. The frame and image are attached to a square of red card big enough to make the front of the card.

The insid is lined with the same red card as the front. A strip of white card attached to a strip of red card is used to make the ‘stopper’ and a gold peel-off greeting added.

Just to finish off a small red ribbon rose is added.

Many crafters will, I am sure, be making projects that have some link to Valentine’s day, or love or even maybe weddings. So if you have a suitable project please come and join in the fun at Path of Positivity.  We have two great sponsors offering prizes this month, Ike’s Art and Pattie’s Creations. All the details of how to enter and the prizes available can be found at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for swinging by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations February – Anything With Flowers
{PIN}spirationa’ Challenge #209 – 
Crafty Gals #159 – Add A Heart
Addicted To Stamps #161 – Have A Heart
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #76 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1807 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #195 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #194 – Anything Goes/Use Flowers
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #31
Inspiration Destination #144 -Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #390 – Anything Goes/Lots of Layers
Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines
My Time To Craft #364 – Love Is All We Need
Simply Papercraft #54 – Anything Goes
Pattie’s Creations #143 – Love Is In The Air
613 Avenue Create #206 – Anything Goes/Love

 

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Engaging Times

Just before Valentine’s Day my neice announced her engagement to her long-standing boyfriend, catching everyone by surprise! I think she was surprised as well. When Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil very generously gave her Facebook fans a free image for Valentine’s Day I knew I had the perfect occassion to use it.

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Materials used:
Mo’s Digital Pencil – Lemur Love
metalic striped designer paper
black card
silver and gold mirri card
X-Press It card
Copic pens
white acrylic paint
white A5 card blank
acrylic greeting stamp
black archival ink pad
heart gem
circle cutter

The lemurs are printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then fussy cut. The matting and layering is made with circles of black, silver and gold mirri card on a piece of metalic striped paper.

The greeting is stamped on with black ink and the gem added to the middle.

The young couple have not announced a date yet but everyone is looking forward to it and hope it is sooner rather than later.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #390 – Lots of Layers
Crafty Gals Corner #159 – Add A Heart
Little Red Wagon #443 – Luuurve
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes/Real Stamp
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #193 – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines
My Time To Craft #364 – Love Is All We Need
Simply Papercraft #54 – Anything Goes

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Bingo with Bugaboo

A new weekly challenge starts at Catch the Bug this week. This time around there is a bingo card to inspire you.

For my card I have chosen to use the top horizontal line.

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Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – (Mildred) Chocolate Enriched
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Digi Papers – Sweet
X-Press It card
printer paper
Copic pens
snippet of gold ribbon
flat-backed pearls
A5 card blank

Image and accompanying sentiment are printed on X-Press It card. The image is coloured with Copic pens and then fussy cut.

The front of the card is covered with one of the digi papers and a slightly smaller piece added on top.

The sentiment is trimmed and edged with a brown Copic pen. Mildred is added then a small gold ribbon bow added to her hair and pearls added for her buttons.

I hope you will be able to join in the Bingo fun this week at Catch the Bug. You can find details of the prizes on offer and how to enter at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

A lot of the blogs I visit list the pens they use for colouring and I was wondering whether to do the same. What do you think?

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread #61 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #367 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #455 – Mother’s Day/Female
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #36 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #61 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #221 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiratons #193 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #206 – Anything Goes

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Scribbles Designs Goes Green

This month at Scribbles Designs the theme is ‘Go for Green’. There is a lot you could do with this theme – St Patrick, environment, amphibians and bugs etc. I have chosen the loveable Carl for my card this time.

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Materials used:
Scribbles Designs – #326 Carl Birthday
Scribbles Designs – #8114 Presents
X-Press It card
Copic pens

The two images and the computer generated greeting are printed out on a sheet of X-Press It card which is used for the card base. The design is coloured with Copic pens.

The remit for this month’s theme is that the majority of your card needs to feature green. I think my card might just get away with it because the camera lies! The bottom present of the stack is actually green blue not blue  but it does not show up too well in the photo.

I hope you will join us this month. All the information you need can be found at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. The rules and how to enter are located in the right hand side bar, you may need to scroll down until you find them.  You do not have to use a Scribbles Design image but there are perks if you do!

Thanks for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Create and Inspire #71 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 1806 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards February – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #194 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore February – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #193 – Anything Goes/Be My Valentine
Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #31 – Anything Hand Coloured Goes
Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #48 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #279 – CAS
Crafty Creations #360 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #367 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra February – Anything Goes

 

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Love is in the air

Today I want to share the card I made for my husband with you. We have been married for over 30 years now but I really like this image, just needed the right sentiment to reflect our actual ages!

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Materials used:  
Lemon Shortbread – Kisses
X-Press It card (used to make an A5 card base)
Copic pens
black fine nib pen

The image and sentiment were printed as one image on the card and coloured with Copics. The edge was hand drawn with a black pen.

I wanted to keep the card CAS letting the image and sentiment take centre stage.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Love To Scrap #106 – I Love You
Your Scrapbook Place – February
Crafting With Dagonflies #97 – Valentine/Romantic
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge – February
613 Avenue Create #206 – Anything Goes/optional twist Love
Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines
Creative Inspirations February – Love Is In The Air
The Crafty Addicts #45 – Anything Goes/All Loved Up
The Paper Shelter #325 – For The One You Love
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFFC #220 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #60 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #77 – Love Is In The Air
My Time To Craft #364 – Love Is All We Need
Allsorts Challenge #454 – Love Is In The Air
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #31
Inspiration Destination #143 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #61 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – February Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #103 – Anything Goes/Be My Valentine
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #75 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1805 – Anything Goes  

 

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Oldie But Goodie at Bugaboo

At Catch the Bug on Thursdays we feature some of the older images from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Today I want to share a birthday card for a giraffe lover.

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Material used: 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Giraffe Blocks
Whimsy Stamps – Animal Print Digi Paper (Freebie not in shop)
DL card blank
X-Press It card
brown card
Copic pens
gold peel off greeting stickers
square die

The Giraffe Blocks are printed on X-Press It card, coloured with Copics and cut out with a square die.

The front of the card has a panel of giraffe print digi paper (found in my snippet box) and the middle image is matted onto a snippet of brown card.

The three panels are attached at different angles to the front of the card and the greeting sticker added. 

I decided to keep all the giraffes the right way up although the actual Giraffe Blocks has the middle image upside down.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #193 – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door February 6th – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #136 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #336 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs February – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #158 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #143 – Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts #45 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #389 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #31
A Bit More Time To Craft #61 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra #February – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #193 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #54 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #216 -Anything Goes

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