Wednesday, 21 February 2018

CSI challenge.

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It has been a while since I did a CSI challenge. The bear picture and the colour scheme goes with my Counterfeit Kit.
Here are the criteria.

  • Solid white background
  • Floral pattern
  • Hearts
  • Balloons
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Clouds
  • Leaves, flowers
  • Strawberry or other fruit
  • Birds, rabbits, or other animals
  • String
  • Colored pencils
  • Draw something or use elements that have a hand-drawn look
  • Something fuzzy (e.g., felt)
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)

  • Topic: Document something special about the one you love.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a February prompt.
  • Presentation: hand write your journaling with a colored pencil.
  • Writing Format: Write a love letter.
  • Inspiration Words: love, flourish, wild

I started with a Kaiser paper, mainly white, but with touches of green and writing on it.
I also had in my kit a half of a shaped Kaiser paper featuring roses in pinks and greens.
After cobbling those together, I matted my photo in brown, then on a scrap of pink .
I popped a doiley under the mat to add depth. 
Next I added some butterfly stickers from Sassafrass Lass and some wood veneer leaves.

Checking the colours they're all there.
Evidence is floral pattern, butterflies, leaves, animals, drawn element.
Testimony I used 2 of the 3 inspirational words.

This is one of two rescue grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain in Vancouver
Their names are Grinder and Coola. I'm not sure which one this is but it came right over to us.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Use your stuff

At Use your stuff they want sparkly.

I had a pretty box from something I received at Christmas.
It had a window on the front and I thought I could use it on this card.
The picture of the girl is from a scrap of patterned paper.
My sentiment goes well across the fold in the box and I used stickers from MME across the bottom of the card.

Meanwhile at Mod Squad challenges the theme is winter.
I've made a card that says Warm thoughts and features a watercolour background in blues and purples. My tag has snowflakes on it.

Paper Issues Recipe Challenge

Paper Issues has a recipe challenge. 

See the video here:

Here is your list as it went live:
Start with a cardstock background 
Add 6”x7” patterned paper
Add 1 patterned paper layer any size
Add 1”x12” paper strip
Add 2 pieces of ephemera (doiley and chipboard dress model)
Add 1 tag (Stamped lady)
Add doodling (flower at top of layout)
Add 1 sticker (gold arrow)
Add a big title (HAPPY)
Add 2 layers anywhere. Can be paper can be embellishments. Anything. (papers)
Add enamel dots/shapes (black dots and triangles)
Add twine or ribbon (Black and white twine around top of photo, ribbon under photo.)
Add a sub title (under photo)
Add the date (bottom right)

I'm using 2 Pink Paislee papers from my Counterfeit Kit.
The chipboard is Twiddlybits

Friday, 16 February 2018

Cardz4guyz & 4 crafty chicks

Over at Cardz4guys the challenge is Something with the letter L.

I had some sparkly leaves remaining from a sheet of Halloweeen stickers I bought in Michaels.
Using 2 oval stickers from my kit, I arranged the leaves.

Over at 4 crafty chicks ,there is an ATG challenge with layers as the extra criteria.
Using my Counterfeit Kit Items, I've made this Congratulations card.
A friend is retiring soon and this will be perfect for her.

Sketch Saturday #500

Happy anniversary to Sketch Saturday! This is their sketch.

I'm pleased to finally have some time to join in. I've used items from my Counterfeit Kit.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Challenge #1 I love Paris.

Counterfeit kit challenge has its first challenge today.
I chose to celebrate LOVE (Valentines Day is coming up) by creating this layout about my favourite European city.

I used an Imagination Project paper named "Leaves at Breakfast" for my background with a chevron backing mat from American crafts.
I had the ADORE card plus the heart card in my kit.
The confetti hearts arrived recently in an order from Bramble fox.
Inside the folder I put my story of that morning.......

Here's the info for the challenge

WE all love Paris.
Capture the mood of Paris in your layout/card/tags.
Use iconic buildings from Paris (need I list them?)
Add love hearts, lace, whatever you want.They don’t have to feature photos of Paris!

Alphabet challenge & Inspired by all the little things

At Alphabet challenge the theme is wheels.
Inspired by little things has this picture to inspire us.

Using one of the papers from my Counterfeit Kit I've made this card saying LOVE.

I also used one of the oval stickers plus a Prima flower.
There are no hearts on it but the message of love is clear.