Tuesday 30 December 2014

A Little Tic Tac Toe to Take You Into The New Year!

Yes the new colour challenge at the Outlawz is Tic Tac Toe!

The scrumptious colours were chosen by Ursula and with those colours you will definitely not be lost for a colour combo!

For my card I used the diagonal row from top right to bottom left

The image is from All Dressed Up and she is such a cutie! Coloured with Promarkers and she had to have a touch of glitter on her wings! I used a circular die to cut her ou them used a flower die to layer her on, The corners are my favourite Memory Box die - I've used it so much it's nearly worn out!

I hope you can find time to come over and play with us this week - we'd love to see which colours you choose and what you make with it!

I would like to enter this card int the following challenges:

Sunday 28 December 2014

Champagne Enchantress!

We have another Lacy Sunshine lovely!

Champagne Enchantress was given to the FB group by Heather Valentin on Christmas Day! There is also a competition on the FB group to create a project with this image.

To me she was the perfect New Year image so I created this to celebrate the New Year!

I coloured her with Promarkers then set about her with the glitter! I used silver for her tiara and her wings (if that's what they are!) and champagne for the champagne bubbles and fizz! I covered the numbers and roses with champagne glitter and edged the feathers with it too! The paper and frmae are from Gypsy Soul by Raspberry Road Designs.
I was really happy with how she turned out and would like to enter her into these challenges:

A Little Change from Christmas.......

Well I hope everyone is having a lovely time over the Holiday period. I am one of the lucky ones and am off work until the 2nd so have had plenty of time to do some colouring! I have been dying to colour this sweet image that was a freebie from Heather Valentin, Lacy Sunshine, on her FB group. I was in love as soon as I got it so have had a good play day today and got this one coloured and made up!

The image is coloured with Promarkers and all the papers are digital from three different sets, lol! The base card is Kraft. The digi is called Snow Buddies and you can find Lacy Sunshine here.

If you're looking for some cute digis that are a little bit different go check out Lacy Sunshine!
Also why not join the FB group you can see what everyone is doing as well as see what new digis Heather has drawn and as she is a very generous lady she sometimes gives you a freebie, like the one above!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thursday 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas Alyce Blog Hop!

The day has finally arrived and I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to one and all - I hope your day is blessed with the joy of family and friends, laughter, good food and a lasting peace for the coming year!
The amazing Mari Kocjancic has arranged this blog hop to allow us to wish you, Alyce, a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! Thank you for all you have done for everyone in 2014 and I promise to complete my lessons soon!

Here is my card for you:

I won't bore you with the card details other than to say the image is from Sugar Nellie.

You will have arrived here from the very talented Mila Scrap and your next stop will be at Jamie Peters who has another fabulous project for you!

I hope you are enjoying the hop and if you've landed here by accident please go back to the start at Mari's blog.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday 23 December 2014

A Salute to the New Year!

We have a new challenge starting at the Outlawz Colour Challenge and this week we have an old favourite for you.

The gorgeous picture was chosen by Lindsay along with that amazing blue!

When I saw this fabulous picture it just shouted New Year - Hogmanay!

I used an image from Just Inklined - it had to be a thistle and this is the best one I have!

For my colours I have used midnight blue, black and gold and for my twist I have added bling! The die cut numbers are from Tonic, all the rest is from my stash! Coloured with Promarkers.

I hope you will come over and join us for this fun challenge - maybe something to do after all the turkey or whatever you are having for Christmas lunch!

I hope to see you there during the next week but I will wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

Monday 22 December 2014

Nearly There!

Only three more sleeps! Are you excited or exhausted, lol!

We have a new challenge at Digi Sketch and the theme is Snowflakes - perfect for the time of year and I'm sure there are a lot of you wishing for a White Christmas! This is the sketch

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pink Gem Designs and I got to play with one of their beautiful digis

I love that little Polar Bear! Coloured with Copics and lots of sparkly stuff!

I hope you will come over and join us for this new challenge, we would love to see your snowflakes!

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Tuesday Inspiration

The Outlawz Colour Challenge has an inspirational picture for you this week and we would like you to make a project that is inspired by the picture and add tartan fabric!
This is the picture chosen by Judith

So this is what I came up with

The cute Scottie is from Fred She Said and is one of my favourite images this year!

I hope you will come over to the Outlawz and join us for this fun challenge!

Wednesday 10 December 2014


Yes this digi set from Diana's Daydream is perfect for dancers! This is one of the sponsors at Penny's Paper Crafty this week along with Robyns Fetish and the theme this week is Anything but Christmas!

I used a background paper from Raspberry Road from the Gypsy Soul collection, I used a pale coloured pink paper from the collection to paper piece their dresses and shoes.finished with bling on a string to frame the whole thing.

I hope you come over to Penny's this week to see what the rest of the team have made and join us for this chance to get away from Christmas!

See you there!

Sunday 7 December 2014

A Quick Cutie!

Very quick post but had to show you this adorable cutie from Gerda Steiner! This is this month's image for the Progressive challenge on her site and it is adoooorableeeee!

Coloured with Copics/Promarkers the I glittered her wings and sparkles the stars and halo using a Wink of Stella pen. A little glaze pen on the letters too. I edge the circle with some iridescent cord and gave her a nice gold star! The paper is from Hunkydory!

Pop on over to Gerda's and join in the fun!

Vintage Christmas!

Yes I am having a vintage Christmas all because we have a vintage theme for the new challenge at Dragonfly Dreams and we have Nice Crane as our sponsor. As it's the festive season we have had some beautiful images to play with - so much so that I now have 20 vintage baubles, lots of vintage cards some boxes with beautiful vintage decoration, oooooooo, I've had so much fun!

Well this is my DT card for the challenge, I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it!

I just love those little mices! I used some papers from Tonic that came with a Tivoli unit that I succumbed to and they just happened to turn up at the right moment! The ivy die cuts are form Joanna Sheen and are probably my favourite at the moment, The corner die is from Memory Box, I added a nice bow and the odd pearl and gem just to finish it off!
These are the baubles from Nice Crane, they come with two designs on each sheet so you can print them off twice and have two baubles with the same image on both sides - I have had so much fun with these, I have also made some with different centres, I will add some to my blog as soon as I get some pictures taken!

Well I hope you will come over to Dragonfly Dreams and play with us this month we'd love to see all your vintage projects. You also stand the chance of winning a $20GC to spend at Nice Crane!

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Favourite Colours!

That is what the new challenge is at Penny's Paper Crafty this week! We have some great sponsors as usual and I got to play with a digi from Sassy Studio Design

I love red and black together! I coloured her with Copics/Promarkers and used some paper from my stash, some pretty red bows and pearls!

I hope you will come over to Penny's this week and join us for this great challenge!

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Red and Yellow and Pink and Green.....

I can see a rainbow and its the new Colour Challenge at the Outlawz!

Yes we have another new challenge for you and for this we would like you to use at least 3 colours from the rainbow to make your project. There's no twist either so how easy is that!!!

So for my card I used an image I got in the Black Friday sale at Just Inklined!

Isn't she just the greatest image for a bowler? I have her male equivalent too! Coloured with Copics/Promarkers, the paper is from my stash, I added some ribbons and a die cut sentiment to finish it off!

So come on over and join us in this latest fun challenge! Hope to see you there!!

Monday 1 December 2014

We've Got a New Kid on the Block!

Yep we sure have,there is a band new Progressive/Freebie challenge starting at the Outlawz today and we have got some fabulous sponsors and images lined up for you!
The challenge runs monthly from 1st of each month and finishes at 6pm on the last day of the month.

This month we have the fabulous Simply B Stamps as our sponsor

Betty has provided the most gorgeous digi for our members to use and this is what I made with it!

I coloured her with Copics/Promarkers and inked around the die cut shape. I used some background paper from Hunkydory and added a little tinsel, a tree and a bauble!

If you would like to join us visit the Outlawz Challenges (see the top of the blog) and go to the Progressive/Freebie challenge, join the challenge and email us to get registered for your image, as long as you enter a project using the image before month end you will get the next months image sent automatically!

So what are you waiting for!

Vintage Christmas!

Ooooo I am definitely in love with this idea! In fact I'm making all sorts of vintage ornaments for the house this year and have decided my Christmas theme will be vintage/shabby chic!

So the new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu for the pink team is Vintage Christmas - how scrummy is that!

For my card I used an image from Nice Crane - they are some of the best vintage images about and this one I love

The background paper is from Tonic and it is the twelve days of Christmas, the ivy corners are from Joanna Sheen (my favourite Christmas die this year) I used some gold pearl card to back the image and added some bobble lace to the edges - that gorgeous flower was made by the lovely Elaine (ain't she talented) she sent me some last year and I have eked them out!

So come on over and show us your Vintage Christmas projects, we would love to see them!

Thursday 27 November 2014

Night Owl!

This month's progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs has this cute, cute, adorable digi

Isn't he just too sweet! I coloured him with Promarkers/Copics then added some lush glitter to his hat and the branch. The background paper is from Jak Heath and is one of my favourite winter papers. I cut out a snowflake frame on the Silhouette Portrait that is behind the image and then added some nice glittery snowflakes and gems!

If you've not joined this fun challenge - what are you waiting for!

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Autumn Leaves

The autumn leaves have definitely fallen in my area, the trees are all going to bed for winter and the ground is thick and crunchy from all those leaves! It is a beautiful time of year but a little sad as all the beauty is dying and we will be covered with frost and snow now!
The new challenge over at Penny's is another Anything Goes - so you have no excuse not to join in!
I got to play with this gorgeous image from StampArt Design by Katheryne

The image was coloured with Promarkers, the background papers is from Celestial Bliss by Raspberry Road The leaves were punched then inked with some brown ink and scrunched up!

This is what the image is called Autumn  Blessings and is perfect for this time of year!

I do hope you will come over and join us in this challenge - hope to see you there!

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Peacock Feathers and Glamour!

Yes that is what this picture says to me, it was chosen by Ina for the latest Colour Challenge at the Outlawz!

Isn't that gorgeous! This week we would like you to pick three colours from the five shown and add the twist (which won't be difficult!).

For my card I went with the last three colours and this is what I came up with

The lush paper is from a Tonic kit I got recently and the reindeer and sleigh are cut with some DiSire dies and I love them, lol! The rhinestones are from Mei Flower and are very good value, then I added a nice bow to finish off.

I do hope you come on over to the Outlawz Colour Challenge this week - its the last week for a chance to win some digis from Squgglefly so what are you waiting for!

Monday 24 November 2014

Christmas Wreath

Well it's definitely on its way and getting far too close for my liking! Over at Digi Sketch challenge a new challenge has begun and for this challenge we want to see your projects using a punch or die cuts. As always we have a fabulous sketch for you

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and I got to play with this great digi

and this is what I made

I coloured the image with Promarkers and the lush papers are from Tonic, die cut from Joanna Sheen.

I hope you can join us for this fun challenge, hope to see you there!

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Candy Canes!

We have a new challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and it's everyone's favourite - Anything Goes!

We have the lovely Lacy Sunshine as our sponsor this week and I got to play with this gorgeous image

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and cut it out with a cute holly borders die. I used some papers from my stash for the background and added some gold ric rac and a printed sentiment.

I hope you will come over to Penny's and join us for this great challenge!

Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Colours of the Flag!

Another new challenge has started at the Outlawz and this week we would like you to use the colours from the South African Flag

This week's challenge is hosted by the very talented Ursula and she chose the flag of her homeland and what a great range of colours to play with!

For my card I used a great cut from Silhouette, it was a freebie and I think it looks amazing and could be used for so many occasions!

What fantastic colours they are and couldn't they be used for some brilliant projects!

I hope you'll come over and join us for this great new challenge - see you there!

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Winter Wonderland!

The new challenge at Penny's is very simple this week, we want you to use black card somewhere in your design! Now most of us have oodles of black card as we use it for matting and layering so it should be very easy to join in this week!
We have two wonderful sponsors this week, Dianes Daydream Designs and DeeDee's Digis!
I got to play with an image from Deedee and I so love her designs as you get a whole collection of images on each sheet, this is the image I used

For my card I used the beautiful deer image and this is what I made

I used some Centura Pearl white with a touch of silver as my base card and I used the Birch Tree die from Taylored Expressions which I cut from some white glitter card, The starry sides I cut from the top of one of the Create a Card dies. I coloured the lovely deer with Promarkers and the sentiment was from my stash.

So come on over and join us in this new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty - see you there!

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Glitz It Up!

That's right - the new Colour Challenge at the Outlawz has a beautiful inspirational picture chosen by Judith

Now isn't that lush and you just have to add glitz! With those gorgeous colours you can only do glam and glitz, lol!

I used the Blessing Tree from our sponsor this month, Squigglefly and I can see this image becoming a real go to!

I used my new Tonic dies to make the gorgeous lacy edges to the background and I added some purple heart gems and some gold ric rac. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and glittered within an inch of its life!

I hope you can join us this week in this lovely challenge - see you there!

Monday 10 November 2014


Well our sponsor Meljen has this adorable digi in their store and I was lucky enough to use it for the latest challenge at Digi Sketch, the theme for this challenge is food! So this is what I made with this gorgeous digi

Coloured with Promarkers and using some of the great papers from Create and Craft's Kanban Members Special.
The sentiment is from Woodware - I actually cheated and only used half of it and used the chalkboard technique.
So come on over to the Digi Sketch Challenge and join in the fun!

This is the sketch for this challenge

See you there!

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Creative C!orners

Yes we want to see Creative Corners over at Penny's Paper Crafty this week. We have two great sponsors - DeeDee's Digitals and the Paper Shelter.

The Paper Shelter gave us this cute image to play with

I used the coloured version and printed it directly onto the beautiful paper from Michelle Roo. I used one of my new Tonic dies and cut the corners out to use here, layered onto red and some red hearts just finish it off!

So come on over to Penny's and join us in this fun challenge!