Picnic with the ladybirds

Today’s challenge theme at Bugaboo Digi Stamps is a photo inspiration.

This is my take on it.

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Materials used:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Ladybird Line and Flower Fence
X-Press It card
Copic pens
black greeting sticker
coloured parchment paper

Arrange the two images as you want them then print on X-Press It card and colour with Copics. Trim to size and add the peel off greeting.

Cover the front of a DL white card blank with coloured parchment paper and attach the image ontop.

I deliberately kept this one simple. My idea was that the ladybugs had been on a picnic and the children were sleeping it off!

So now it is over to you. I am sure you could come up with a better idea than me for interpreting the photo. So why not join in the fun, you have a week to get your entry in and there are plenty of prizes on offer. If you like Bugaboo images you really should give it a go. All the details can be found on the Catch the Bug Blog. I hope to see you there.

Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #8 – Only Bugaboo Digistamps
That’s Crafty Challenge – Only Cards
PIP Challenge #1734 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #256 – Anything Goes 
Creative Moments #125 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #343 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #30 – Anything Goes

 

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Under the Sea

Last month I managed to link up to the challenge at Imagine That Digi Stamps challenge and was given Baby Mermaid for doing so with the challenge to use it, which almost a month ago seemed a good idea! Anyway I have at last managed to get it on a card just in time for this month’s challenge!

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Materials used:   
Imagine That Digistamp – Baby Mermaid set
acrylic seaweed stamp from Creative Stamping magazine
Adirondak green ink pad
X-Press It card
printer paper
Copic pens

Print out the mermaid image on X-Press It card and two of the papers and greeting from the set on printer paper. I chose the sandy coloured one and the blue one to give the effect of sand and water.

Colour the mermaid with Copic pens and fussy cut it out. Use the two papers to cover the front of an A5 card blank then stamp the seaweed on it with green ink.

Trim the sentiment and edge it with a black pen then stick it to the card front. Attach the mermaid using gel glue (or foam pads) so it is slightly raised.

Having been on holiday and with quite a few family events this month everything is a bit last minute. Still better late than never I guess.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground – August
That’s Crafty Challenge – Only Cards
PIP Challenge #1734 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Ike’s World Challenges #95 – Anything Goes/Optional Twist The Abyss
Lemon Shortbread #48 – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door – 22nd – 29th August
Addicted To Stamps And More #256 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #125 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #343 – Anything Goes

 

 

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The Power of Words

Scribbles Designs have a new challenge starting today and the theme is ‘The Power of Words’. This time we want to see a sentiment on your projects, you could even make it the focus if you wanted too.

For my project I have moved away slightly from my usual style and have been playing with a die set that I have had for ages but never really known what to do with!

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Materials used: 
Scribbles Designs – #050 With Sympathy Sentiment
Scribbles Designs – #642 Flower Set 2
X-Press It card
silver mirri card

deep dusky pink card
red card
pearlised card
white A5 card blank
Copic pens
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die set

Print out the sentiment and just the rose from the flower set on X-Press It card at the required size. (I didn’t check the size of the sentiment and only just got away with it fitting the die!)

Colour the rose with Copics and fussy cut. Cut the sentiment with the die and then use dies from the set to cut the mat and layers in red, pink and silver.

Cover the front of an A5 card blank with pearlised card. Assemble the mats and layers and attach to the card front. Finally shape the rose slightly with your fingers and use gel glue to add to the card giving a bit of depth to it.

I hope you will join us at the Scribbles Designs Challenge this month. All the information about entering and the prizes on offer are on the challenge blog.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #50 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra August Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore August – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place August – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #47 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #201 – Anything Goes
Dies R US #79 – Anything Goes

 

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Love to Craft? This One Is For You!

Time for my midway post for the Love To Craft Challenge. Most of my projects are cards because that is my main craft. However I must just point out that the Love to Craft Challenge is always Anything Goes and covers any craft from cards to knitting, crochet to jewellery making, in fact anything goes. (It does what it says on the tin!) So whatever your particular craftiness is please share your projects with us at Love to Craft.

Today I would like to share with you the birthday card I made for our school administrator who is Womble mad.

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Materials used:  

page from a Wombles book
black card
red card
white A5 card blank
Polychromo pencils

Colour the page in with Polychromos, trim to size and mat onto black card.

Use a computer to type out and print the greeting at a size that will fit the space in the middle of the picture. Attach to the topper.

Attach a piece of red card to the front of the card blank and finally add the topper.

I used a page from a book because I could not find any Womble stamps. If anyone knows of any out there please let me know! I have a few friends who are keen on the Wombles. In September my old class will be using the Wombles as a theme because the whole school is covering the topic ‘Going Green’ looking at environmental issues in general. I think maybe I should have waited one more term before retiring as I am fond of the Wombles too!

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge August – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #50 – Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore August – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #47 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1733 – Anything Goes

 

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Doodle Time With Scribbles Designs

Have you had a go at the challenge over at Scribbles Designs yet? The theme is ‘Use Your Noodle To Doodle’.  It is half way through so not too late to get an entry in. The challenge finishes on 14th of August.

This time I have made a couple of ATC’s. One is Zentangled and the other is a throwback to the pattern making we used to do when I was a child, basically take a pencil for a walk and colour in the shapes made in the process.

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Materials used: 

Scribbles Designs – #B04 Frame 4
black pen
X-Press It card
red card
black card
Copic pens

Print out the image to the required size to fit an ATC. On the coloured one I took a pencil for a walk making swirls and interconnections. For the black and white one I made a ‘string’ in the same way then filled each space with tangles. Trim the images to size.

Cut two ATC cards, one red and one black. Attach the doodled images to the ATCs.

Did anyone spot the error in the photo? Both the ATC’s are upsidedown! (The hearts in the corners give it away.)

I hope we will see you at the Scribbles Designs Challenge.  All the information about how to enter and the prizes on offer are on the blog.

Thanks for taking time to visit. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft August Extra Challenge – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #49 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

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What a hoot!

The image for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs is a cute little owl. I have a friend who is owl mad so I had her in mind when I made this card.

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Materials used: 
Limited Runs – Mini Owl 1 (free if you took part in the previous  month’s challenge or you are a new participant)
free log image from internet
Docrafts Papermania Owl Folk designer papers
A5 white card blank
X-Press It card
white printer card
Copic pens

Print out the owl x3 at the required size and the log x1. Colour images with Copic pens. Fussy cut one complete owl, the eyes and beak from image 2 and just the beak from image 3. Use gel glue to layer up the different parts of the owl. Fussy cut the log. Print out the greeting on white card, trim to size and edge with a black pen.

Use two of the designer papers to cover the front of the card, each a little smaller than the one beneath. Use gel glue to stick on the log and owl giving it some shaping beforehand.

Finally add the sentiment.

It will be a little quiet here for the next couple of weeks, the craftroom is closing for cleaning and I am trying to sort out some house jobs that have been waiting until the end of term and can wait no longer!

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Limited Runs Progressive Challenge (Facebook) #6
Crafty Gals Corner #133 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #49 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #48 – Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenge – Just Add Flowers (in the background paper)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1731 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #170 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #184 – Anything Goes

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Got to the Playground at Last!

A while back when Imagine That Digistamp held their monthly progressive challenge I managed to play along every month. The incentive was being able to receive the image for the following month free. Since they moved to a monthly link up, even though in theory it should be easier because you can use any of their images, I have always missed it. Not this month, a bit last minute but I got there!

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Materials used:
Imagine That Digistamp – Rocky’s Stonemobile
free forest image from the internet
X-Press It card
printer card
A5 white card blank
Copic pens

Print the image on X-Press It card at the required size and colour with Copics. Print the background image and the sentiment on white printer card.

Cut the backing image to size and attach to card front. Fussy Rocky and use gel glue to stick into the scene on the card. Trim the sentiment to size and edge with a brown pen. attach sentiment to top of card.

I think this one is going away until my brother’s birthday in November. He is very much into cars and is in the process of building one at the moment. His long suffering wife has the patience of angels!

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Creative Playground (Imagine That Digistamp) – July Anything (Crafty) Goes
Create and Inspire #64 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1730 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration #184 – Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #169 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #252 – Make Your Mark
Creative Moments #123 – Anything Goes/Summer Fun
Crafty Gals Corner #133 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #38 – Anything Goes/Something Humerous
Simply Papercraft #49 – Anything Goes

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Birthday Surprise!

This month the free image for the Scrapper’s Delights progressive challenge on their Facebook page was of palm trees. I decided to combine it with anther of their images to make up a scene.

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Materials used: 
Scrapper’s Delights : Jungle Palms
Scrapper’s Delights: Funky Ashley
X-Press It card
dark creen card
mid green card
Sheena’s A4 Jungle Leaves embossing folder
white, pearlised yellow, pearlised blue and pearlised lilac card snippets
balloon punch
acrylic greeting stamp
black archival ink pad

Arrange the two images on the page as you want them and print out on X-Press It card. I tried to have Ashley looking as if she is hiding behind the tree ready to surprise someone with the balloons.

Colour the images with Copic pens. When I coloured in Ashley I turned her spikey hair into leaves like a leafy head-dress.

Trim the coloured image to size and mat onto dark green card.

Use the A4 embossing folder to emboss the mid green card and cut a piece to layer onto the front of an A5 white card blank leaving a narrow border around the edges.

Stamp out the greeting with black ink onto a scrap of white card and mat onto dark green card matching the topper. Attach both matted elements to the front of the card.

Confession time! The balloons in the corner are actually covering an ink splodge that accidentally got onto the finished topper! I found some scrap pieces of card that just matched the colours I had used on the image. Phew, crisis averted.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Progressive Challenge
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights #68 – July Anything Goes
Come and Get It – Summertime
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1730 – Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #169 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #184 – Anything Goes
Ike’sWorld Challenge #93 – Anything Goes/ Kindness
Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore July – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #38 – Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #64 – Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #28 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place July – Summer Fun!
Addicted To Stamps And More #252 – Make Your Mark 

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Heading for the beach

This month I outdid myself and managed to get an extra project done for Scribbles Designs. I love the combination of these two images and have used them before. In this version I decided to do a giant beach ball, I just hope it does not get blown away by the sea breeze!

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Materials used: 
Scribbles Designs – #F 38 Sand Bucket (Free) and #F 127 Beach Ball
X-Press It card
copper mat finish glimmer card
gold mirri card
gold peel-off greeting sticker
15cm square white card blank

Arrange the two images on the page and print on X-Press it card, trim to size and colour with Copic pens. Mat onto gold mirri card.

Attach a piece of the copper card to the front of the card blank leaving a narrow white border around the edges. Attach the matted image to the card . Finally place on the greeting sticker.

Image result for large inflatable ball with beach bucketI have made my beach ball large like one of the giant inflatable ones.

The current challenge at Scribbles Designs is ‘Use Your Noodle To Doodle’. It is open until the 14th August so there is still plenty of time to enter, there is even a free image available for you to use if you want to. Why not hop on over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for all the details of how to enter and the prizes available. It would be great to see you there.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #338 – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #251 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #346 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #29 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #48 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #198 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #134 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes

 

 

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Messing about on the river

This month’s image for the Progressive Challenge on the Art by Barb Facebook page makes a great summer birthday card for a young lad. What can be more fun than taking a good friend for a canoe trip on a lovely sunny day. I wish I could join them!

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Materials used: 
Art by Barb – Ahoy There (the boy image i free from the Art by Barb Facebook page if you are new to the challenge or took place in the previous challenge)
DDDoodles – Sizzling Summer Textured Paper
rope and greeting acrylic stamps
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
blue card
white A5 card blank
Copic pens
Polychromo pencils
square die set

Print the image at required size on X-Press It card and colour with Copics. Use a square die set to cut the image and a slightly larger mat (cut from a piece of the water paper from the Sizzling Summer set).

Attach the image to the mat then glue the mat onto blue card and trim away the excess leaving a narrow border around the edges.

Use the rope and greeting stamp with black archival ink to make the greeting at the bottom of the card and colour with Polychromo pencils.

Attach the topper to the front of the card.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Art by Barb Progressive Freebie Challenge (Facebook)
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #346 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #338 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #48 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrapshack FFD #198 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes

 

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