Friday, 13 September 2019

Progressive Challenge at Scrapper's Delights

It's time for the start of a new challenge at Scrapper's Delights with a special little extra surprise for all who take part details of which will be at the end of this post.

Materials used:
Scrapper's Delights - Anna Mae 1
X-Press It card
brown card
designer paper 
7" x 5" card blank
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04    R20
hair - E42, E43, E47, E89
dress - G02, G17, G29, G99
cloak and boots - R29, R39, R59, R89   C0, C1, C3, C5   G02, G17, G29
grass - G21, G24, G94
ground - E50, E51, E53, E55
pebbles - YR20, Y23, YR21, YR12   W9, W7, W5
pumpkin - Y35, Y38, YR14, YR18, E39, E18    E11, E33, E39, E18
sky - B0000

I am not a fan of halloween so asked permission to alter the image to make it more of a general one. To change the pumpkin I traced the pumpkin without the carving, transferred it to a scrap of X-Press It card and then having coloured it I fussy cut it and attached it on top of the original image. I also took out her fangs!

I did say that there was and extra surprise for all who took part in the challenge this month and this is it: 
Image may contain: 1 person

The challenge details and how to apply for the image are on the Scrapper's Delights Facebook Page. I hope that you will be able to join in the fun even if you, like me, don't do halloween.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:

Friday, 6 September 2019

Chibi new release at Scrapper's Delights

It's new release time at Scrapper's Delights and this month I chose to work with one of the two available baseball images. Being in the UK baseball is not a game I am familiar with but we do have rounders which, as far as I can see, is quite similar.

 This card ended up being a card for my husband on our wedding anniversary, it was a bit short notice as so much 'stuff' has been happening in our lives and I did not get organised. However I was determined not to buy a card so this one stepped up to the plate. (I think I got a baseball reference in there!)

Materials used:
X-Press It card
printer card
Copic pens:
skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair - E42, E43, E47, E49
eyes - C5, C7, C9
bat - E31, E33, E35, E39   B24, B28, B39
t-shirt - Y13, Y15, Y17, W13, E18
hat and shoes - R29, R39, R59, R89     C0, C1, C3, C5  

The sentiment is printed out on white card and cut to size to make an A5 card blank. The coloured image has been fussy cut then stuck on the front with foam pads to add a bit of dimension.

Do hop over to the Scrapper's Delights store and take a look at the new images and while you are there why not take a peek at the Inspiration Blog and see what my team mates have done with the other images being released today.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 2 September 2019

Curiosity and the ... dog!

This month's optional theme at Path of Positivity is Curiosity. I guess most of us know the saying ' Curiosity killed the cat'. I never really understood that, mainly because being curious is usually a good thing. The natural curiosity of children is fantastic to witness, their wide-eyed wonder as they explore the world they find themselves in. Somehow we adults lose that in the 'been there, done that, time to move on' attitude. 

One of the things I loved and now miss about teaching is once again experiencing that wonder along with them and rediscovering the simple delight of watching a snail move or finding wild flowers in the woods, moving a stone and seeing all the little mini beasts hiding under it. The natural world is full of wonders and they do not have to be big and dramatic either. So next time you go for a walk, even if it just down your street, keep your senses alert and see what wonders you can find or rediscover. You are never too old to be curious.

Materials used: 
X-Press It card
designer paper
gold mirri card
hessian flowers
7" x5" card base
Copic pens:
fur - E11, E13, E15     E39, E18, E29
nose - E13, E39, E29, E49
jowl - E50, E53, R20
snail shell - Y35, YR14, YR15,  W9
snail body - E13, E95, YR02
grass - G21, G24, G94, G99

The sentiment, one I made up, and image are printed together on the card then cut to size before being layered up with the designer paper and the mirri card. I tried to keep this one fairly masculine so used hessian flowers as accents (it was all I had in my stash!), although it could be used for anyone really.

Our challenge starts today and runs through until 6th of October. Although the theme is optional if you do  follow it then there are extra prizes on offer. Our sponsors this time are Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Scribbles Designs both offering a prize for winners. All the details and the link to enter can be found on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog here. I do hope you will join in with the fun.

Thanks for popping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:

Monday, 19 August 2019

A Bit More Relaxing

After the tale of woe for the beginning of this challenge I feel I am on safer ground this time. What could be more relaxing than a day on the beach listening to the waves gentle rhythm, searching the rock pools for interesting creatures and collecting shells to take home as a memento. Sounds idyllic and if you can find a secluded beach that takes a bit of effort to get onto then totally possible!

Materials used:
X-Press It card
printer card
X-Cut dies alphabet set
Copic pens:
bucket - Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16
spade - GO2, G17, G29, G99
pinwheel and beach ball - yellow and green combos + E15, B21, B23, B26
                                          R29, R39, R59, R89     V05, RV69, RV66, V09
starfish - R30, R20, R22, R24

The background is made up using different papers from the A Taste of Summer set and the letters are also cut from one of the papers. I have torn the wave paper to try to show some separation in them.

The beach ball and bucket images are coloured and fussy cut then arranged on the background. I used foam pads to attach them to add some dimension to the card.

The challenge runs until the 1st September and our optional twist is a focus on relaxation. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project designed to send someone a message to help them relax and rejuvenate or a project that depicts relaxation in some manner. 

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes unless they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature.

Prizes this month include:
The A Taste of Summer Kit, a digital scrapbooking kit from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
One image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight. 

I do hope that you can join us this month. Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Who's been at the catnip?

The image for the progressive challenge at Limited Runs is a very spaced out looking cat. I could not resist making this ATC with it.

Materials used:
X-Press It card
blue card
red card
spiral die
Copic pens:
fur: C0, C1, C3,C C5, C7, C9 100
eyes: YG11, G12, G14, YG06, G05
platform: E31, E33, E35, E39        R29, R39, R59, R89
cat toy: B24, B28, B39

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges: