New release at Bugaboo

It’s new release day at Bugaboo and this week features a lovely flower set.

  For my card I have used the row of flowers and the large sentiment.

 

 

 

 

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Materials used:  
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Flower Garden Set
X-Press It card
Britannia dies – leave strip
rectangle nesting dies set
gold mirri card
black card
ribbon roses
Distress ink – mowed lawn
sticky backed white pearls
Copic pens:
flowers – R29, R39, R59, R89          R81, R83, R85, R89
V01, V12, V15, V17          C5, C7, C9, 100
Y13, Y15, Y17                   YR14, YR16, YR07, E15, E18
E31, E33, E35, E39          B000, B21, B23, B26
insects – Y19, E39
leaves – YG03, YG17, YG67, G29
grass – G21, G94, G99

The image and sentiment are printed out together and coloured before die- cutting. I left it in the die to do the distressed background which left a narrow white border around the edges.

The die cut leaves have been coloured with the distress ink to match the background. The corners have a little pearl stuck on each one.

I chose the ribbon roses to match the colours in the image as much as possible.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Unicorn Challenge #31 – Use Some Ribbon (ribbon roses)
Crafting With Friends #65 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack #229 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #66 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 1815 – Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations #198 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33
Inspiration Destination #148 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes

 

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The Library Challenge

Challenge 4 at the library has Memoirs of a Geisha as it’s inspiration book. I have not read this one and know nothing about it. However you do not have to know the book to take part in the challenge because you can use the cover as inspiration.
    With such a striking cover I went with the colours for my card and got out my very old acrylic stamps. It was good to get back to physical stamps rather than digi stamps for a change.

 

 

 

 

 

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Materials used: 
Oriental lady and writting acrylic stamps from stash (not sure of origin but may be Dimension Fourth and they are now sadly out of business)
X-Press It card
red and black card
gold pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
white 7×5″ card blank
black Polychromo pencil for lady’s hair
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
kimono – R29, R39, R59, R89
C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

The lady and writing are stamped with the black ink, coloured in and trimmed down. The panel is then edged with a gold pen before matting and layering on red and black card.

If any of you have read Memoirs of a Geisha I would love to know what you thought of it.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
The Library Challenge #4 – Memoirs of a Geisha
Artistic Inspirations #198 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33
Crafting From The Heart #202 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #66 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #148 – Anything Goes/Use A Real Stamp

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Dreamer

It’s the midway point of the current challenge at Path of Positivity with the optional theme of pastels.

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Materials used: 
Sparkle N Sprinkle – Dream Catcher Maiden (Digi Stamp)
X-Press It card
green backing paper from stash
7×5″ card blank
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair – W3, W5, W7, W9
clothes – E50, E51, E53, E34, E35
dream catcher decorations – B000, B00, BG01, BG45     V0000, V000, V01, V12, B15
E51, E53, E34, E35     G00, G01, YG17, G29     Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
R81, R83, R85     E97, E08, E19    E49     W00, W0, W1, W3, W5
R22, R24, R27, R29     E40, E41

The sentiment came with the stamp and I printed them off as one image. I think I used almost every pen in my collection for this one. I wanted to keep it CAS to make the image the focal point of the card.

I chose this image to work with for a couple of reasons. Firstly I love anything to do with Native American peoples and secondly I wanted an image that moves away from the usual pastel themes. I am not sure what sort of birds the feathers came from but I think I can  be allowed a bit of artistic license. When it comes to the pastel colours the pale aqua and the purple are my favourites.

I hope you will be inspired to join our challenge this month. Here is a reminder of the challenge rules and how to enter.

Whether you are new and need to familiarize yourself with all the details, or a returning participant and just need to refresh yourself, you can always find out everything you need to know in order to enter this challenge in the ‘Challenge Details‘ tab at the top of the page. I’ve provided a quick summary below. Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Each Path of Positivity challenge will remain open for approx. a full month. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from April 2nd to May 6th, 2018.
  • Add your inspirational project or post using the link up. You will be able to submit your entry until 11:59 p.m. on May 6th.
  • If you have chosen to follow the optional theme, you will need to add ‘FT’ after you name so we know which creations to add to the draw for the sponsor’s prize for Most Inspirational. While it isn’t mandatory, we’d also love to find out how this month’s colour makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do PASTELS personally evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.
  • Don’t forget to come back throughout the month and visit others that have participated.
  • You can link up a total of three (3) creations.
  • Voting for this challenge will begin once the top picks have been determined. There will be a separate post detailing those picks. You will then have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most inspirational of the chosen picks.
  • For Challenge #58, prizes will be the following:

$15.00 worth of digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch (based on those projects who have followed the theme).

$15.00 worth of  digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

You can find more information and inspiration from the rest of the team at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.

Thanks for swinging by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #198 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33
Crafting From The Heart #202 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1825 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #66 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #50 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 – Anything Goes 
Your Scrapbook Place – April Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #208 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations – April One For The Girls
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Not Just Cards – April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #148 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes

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Why did the chicken?

I just managed to finish this in time for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on their Facebook page.

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Materials used: 
Limited Runs – Progressive Challenge Image 
X-Press It card
That’s Crafty card
brown textured card
7×5″ card blank
Copic pens:
feathers – E31, E33, E35, E39
head feathers and wattle – R22, R24, R27, R29
feet – Y17, YR15, YR18
beak – Y15, Y17, E15, E18
fence posts – E31, E33, E35, E39
road – E43, E44, E47, E49
fields and hedges – Y15, Y17, Y19     E84, E87, E89     BG90, BG93, BG95, BG99
YG61, G21, G24, G94, G99

I would be the first to admit that I cannot draw to save my life but I had no option but to attempt to draw in the background. Fortuneatly much of it is covered by the sentiment.

In case you were wondering why the chicken crossed the road, inside the card it reads ‘To wish you happy birthday.    

Thank you for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Limited Runs Progressive Facebook Challenge – April
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1814 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #201 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #197 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up #33 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #50 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #287 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Creations #364 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #148 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes

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Anything Goes at Catch the Bug

Time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug and being the first one of the month the theme is anything goes. This time I have had my first go at a pocket card, at least I think that is what it is called! I saw it on a challenge blog but now cannot find the post or remember which blog it was!

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Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Thank You Tulip Block
Whimsy Stamps – Party Papers (Facebook Freebie not available in store)
printer paper
X-Press It card
gold miri card
circle dies
2x square card blanks
Copic pens:
yellow tulip – Y02, Y16, Y17
pink tulip – R81, RV32, RV34
leaves – YG00, YG23, YG17, G29
butterfly – R29, R39, R59, R89       C5, C7, C9  Black     W9
sky – B000, B21, B23, B24 

The complete image and just the tulip heads are printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics. I did not want the black border DSC_0756(watermarked)around the block so I trimmed it off then matted it on gold mirri card. On the back I added a piece of the printed Whimsy paper so that a longer greeting or message could be written on it.

 

 


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The card base is made using two square card blanks each with the front cut in half diagonally but in opposite directions. The backs are then stuck together leaving the fronts to form the pocket. Before assembling the inside and front flaps are covered with the printed paper matted on gold. The two flaps are stuck at the bottom edge.

The centre decoration is made using the extra tulip heads and a bit of leaf cut out and stuck with gel glue onto a circle of the printed paper matted on gold. The greeting card then slips into the pocket.

I really like this format of card so I think I may do some more in the future. They do make a change from the more traditional format of card.

I hope you will join us at Catch the Bug for this week’s challenge. Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Your Scrapbook Place – April Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – April Anything Goes
Beccy’s Place – Anything  Goes/Bingo (add flowers ~ centre feature; 3 colours ~ pink, yellow, green; use pink)
Artistic Inspirations #197 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1814 – Anything Goes
Ike’s World #107 – Anything Goes/Photo Inspiration (tulips bottom right corner)
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More #286 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations April – Springtime
Crafting By Designs – April Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #47 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #140 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #72 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #374 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #49 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #64 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #397 – Flowers
Crafting With An Attitude #38 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#228 – Anything Goes

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Path of Positivity Pastels Challenge

Now this really is a challenge, for me. Achieving pastel colours with Copics is still a struggle, largely because I do not have many pastels in my collection – yet! But also because to get the shading half way decent I use multiple layers and the more layers the deeper the colour. Having said all that I think I have managed to produce my best pastels to date – practice, practice, practice!

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Materials used: 
Sparkle N Sprinkle – Isabella
X-Press It card
Liquid Pearls – White Opal (for the necklace)
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
dress and hat flower – V000, V01, V12, V15
hat – YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06
flower centre – Y00, Y11, Y13
flower fronds and fur wrap – C0, C01, C03, C05
eyes – BG45, BG01

The image and quote are printed as one and made into a 7 x 5″ card. Don’t look too closely because you will spot the mistake. I had printed it out, coloured it and photographed it before I noticed then could have cried! With no time to do another one I have altered it as best I can in the hope that not too many will spot it. Of course now you are all looking for it!!

Image result for fruit blossomsI do like pastel colours, there is something soft and usually feminine about them. Also Spring brings out the best pastels with the spring bulbs, crocus, daffodil, primrose and not forgetting the beautiful blossoms starting to appear on the bare trees in the orchards. Somerset is a big cider producing area so there are a lot of apple and pear orchards around and we also have a local cherry farm so more blossom to come. It’s the promise of  an abundant harvest if the weather remains favourable for the year all held in a tiny, delicate flower. The wonders of creation to behold.

Our challenge at Path of Positivity runs for a month and I hope that you will join us. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour palette makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do PASTEL colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $15 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, our guest sponsor this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate also from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #396 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #64 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#227 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #346 – Freestyle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – March Anything Goes 

Lemon Shortbread #64 – Anything Goes  
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up – April
Artistic Inspirations #197 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1813 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations April – One For The Girls

 

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Hopping to the middle with Scribbles Designs

It’s the midway point of the current challenge at Scribbles Designs and the theme is Bunny Hop.

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Materials used:
Scribbles Designs: B Bunny Joy
Scribbles Designs: CP Presents
Christina Griffiths Card Making Magic Complete Card and Box Die Set 5×7″
brown card
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
fur: E31, E33, E35, E39
inner ear and mouth: E93, E95, YR02
tooth: E50, E51
red ribbon: R29, R39, R59, R89
green gift: G02, G17, G29, G99
yellow band: Y13, Y15, Y17
purple present: V05, RV66, RV69, V09, V99

I have used some favourites in this card! The presents have been put to use a few times now and are a great additional accent for any occasion. Some of the colour combinations and blends are favourites too.

The challenge runs until April 14th with prizes as follows:

  • Top Scribbler (chosen randomly) receives $10 worth of digital images
  • Top 3 (chosen by Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images
  • Gold Star (chosen by Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images

For more inspiration and the link to enter visit the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #396 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #64 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#227 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #346 – Freestyle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – March Anything Goes 

Lemon Shortbread #64 – Anything Goes
The Library Challenge #3 – Watership Down

 

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April at Love To Craft

A new month already and the start of a new challenge at Love To Craft. I can’t believe that we are a quarter of the way through the year already!

Today I have chosen to share a Just Because card, good to have in stock for those odd occasions when you want to make contact without a specific reason.

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Materials used: 
Mari Ko Creations – Just Because
12.5cm square card blank
Memento ink pad –  Lady Bug
X-Press It card
black glass seed beads
Copic pens:
flowers: R29, R39, R59, R89
leaves: G21, G24, YG63, G94, G99

The image has been printed once as a complete image and twice more cropped to just the bottom flowers. All images are coloured and fussy cut. The two cropped images are used to decoupage with. The whole fussy cut image is attached to the front of the card blank that has been coloured around the edges with Lady Bug ink using a foam applicator for the darker shades and a stencil brush for the lighter colour. Finally the seed beads are used to create the centre of the flowers.

You have a whole month to create in and we are an anything goes challenge, any theme any craft. For more inspiration take a look at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #396 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #64 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#227 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #346 – Freestyle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – March Anything Goes

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New Release At Bugaboo

Tuesday is new release day at Bugaboo Digi Stamp and today there is a fun rabbit family available.

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Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Funny Bunny Babies
Scrapbook Gems – Happy Easter Digital Papers
acrylic sentiment stamp
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
printer paper
5×7″ card blank
Copic pens:
mother: E97, E08, E19, W7
little brown bunny: E31, E33, E35, E39
little grey bunny: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
ears: E93, E95, YR02
noses: C3, C5, C7, C9
red egg: R29, R39, R59, R89
green egg: YG03, YG17, YG67, G29
purple egg: V05, RV66, RV69, VO9, V99

I have used two copies of the image, fussy cutting the adult from one image and layering it on top of the other image.

Those bunnies look really mischievous hiding behind mum, although I don’t think I would object too much if they threw Easter eggs at me!

I hope you will check out the new release at Bugaboo Digi Stamps and take a look at all the other  wonderful images they have. For more inspiration visit  the Catch the Bug Blog where you can also find details of our two challenges.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
The Library Challenge #3 – Watership Down
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #90 – 
Inspiration Destination #146 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #64 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – March Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #196 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #78 – Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #215 – Easter Time
4 Crafty Chicks #395 – For the Love of Kids/Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #55 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #208 – Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Easter

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Ike’s Art First Progressive Challenge

Ike of Ike’s World fame has started a new progressive challenge on her Facebook Page and offered this little cutie for the starting image.

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Materials used:
Ike’s Art – Funny Dog (available from Facebook page)
Imagine That Digistamp – Puppy Love (for the sentiment)
designer card from stash
X-Press It card
scalloped edge die
small googly eyes
Copic pens:
dark fur: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49
light fur: E31, E33, E35, E39
nose and tail: W3, W5, W7, W9
eyes: E37, E39, E29, E40

The image comes with out the patches, I have added them. I thought with his paw out like that he looks as if he is going to hug someone! With that thought in my head the sentiment from the Imagine That Digistamp seemed appropriate.

Thanks for popping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Ike’s Art Facebook Fan Page Progressive Challenge #1
Artistic Inspirations #196 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #200 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1812 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #78 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #80 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #226 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #146 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #64 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – March Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #305 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations March – Any Occasion
Simply Papercraft #55 – Anything Goes

 

 

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