Thank you to our sponsors from Creative Fingers DT - Oddball Arts

Oddball Art Co was one of the generous sponsors of Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this year and to say thank you to them for their support I created the following card.   This is using

I used my CTMH papers for this card (yes I found them hidden neatly away) and Vinyl for the sentiment.  I have found it near impossible to stamp a sentiment on the CTMH embossed card so Vinyl was definitely the right choice.   

I'm joining in the Oddball Arts Anything goes challenge over at the Mixed.Mediaology Facebook page. and the mid month challenge of Winter at The Odd Balls Challenge blog.

DillyBeans is also a wonderful Sponsor of the Creative Fingers Challenge, these images are new to me and when you visit the store you will see how varied they are.   Its so nice to see images that can be as individual or quirky as you are!

I was lucky to receive the Penguin Framed image to use

I really wanted to have lots of red on this image, I printed him up huge (that square of the image is 9cm tall and wide) and due to the fax that red and i aren't friends when colouring I decided to piece it.  I loaded the image into my silhouette software and did a trace and split it up and just selected the parts of the image i wanted to be red, cut and wallah.  Simple paper piecing.   No scissors were harmed in the making of this project!

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Creative fingers with Ching-Chou Kuik

Another Challenge for
We are sponsored by a company that is new to me

My image is named HOPE

I tried something different when colouring her up, I tried to keep some white space but please bear in mind its the first time I tried that, and often I lose my perspective and shadows end up where light is meant to be.. Im working on it.  Its quite daunting trying new things but I figured I have to just jump in.

I used my Distressing machine for this card, another crafting tool that hasn't seen enough table time lately.  Im also going through remnant card stock and trying to use larger pieces instead of stashing them away forgetting and cutting a new sheet.   The tag and the doily on this are the reverse side of the main DP.

I hope you visit both our sponsor and the challenge blog, I look forward to seeing your creations.

Im playing in a few challenges this week

Always anything goes @ Inspiration Destination

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Playing with Reds at Teddy Bo

These beautiful little Teddy's have been in hibernation in my craft room but I just woke up Teddy Bea and coloured her up in a deep red dress using a combo from a recent Kit and Clowder class.
I used R59,27,24 and C5 for the dress.  It fun experimenting with darkening up the image and believing it will work.   The little hearts were simply R59 coloured onto remnant card stock and cut with a simple little heart die and then glossy accents added.

Using Pink Ladies Rule from TeddyBo

Its nice to be able to use an image that so versatile..  While this doesn't necessarily need to be a Christmas card it certainly lends itself to be one with the vibrant red.  Im thinking of sending it to my Step-mum who isn't that into Christmas, which is why the sentiment was popped on a Thinking of you instead of Merry Christmas.

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Kit and Clowder - Animals
Challenge up your life - Christmas without Christmas stamps
We do doobadoo- Festive spirits
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge - Urgently Needed Xmas cards

Don't forget to go and visit the Teddy Bo store and take advantage of the current sale
(no code required)

All Dressed Up

A few weeks ago I placed a card in the DT call for All Dressed Up and to my absolute delight I was asked to be part of the team.   I even get a new badge... Im yet to add it to my blog as the DT announcement isn't live yet, so here it is.

I am shocked to say the least but so happy about it, these little images are just beautiful.

The new team arrived just in time for the December Release and were given the choice of two images to play with.

Little Skater

Little Star

I chose to use Little Star for my card.   The more I look at her, the more I want to make a batch of Xmas tags.  Maybe thats a project for another day

Head on over to the Challenge blog to check out what the DT created for the release.  You can find the images at Funky Kits for rubber and Etsy for Digi's.
Funky Kits - Rubber Stamps
All Dressed Up  Etsy shop. - Digital Stamps

I would love to see lots of creations linked up on the challenge.  Remember to use an All Dressed up Image on your project.   The Challenge blog states all the rules and there is a Freebie available for use if you aren't yet an owner of these images.

Pinterest               Facebook             Challenge 

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Creative Fingers with Polka Doodles

I was very excited when I heard that PolkaDoodles was sponsoring the Creative Fingers challenge blog, I ran over to the store and grabbed some images (too impatient to wait for a sponsor image.. but ill use that in another post for sure)

Our theme was simply Winter, which I used loosely as Winter in Australia was months ago and isn't at Christmas Time...   which ended up being the theme of my card.

I used some products that had been hiding in my stash like the Amy R sentiment and the snow flake dies as well as my newly acquired Mama Elephant stitched dies.

The image is from Polka Doodles (of course) and can be found here

Please head over to the Creative Fingers Challenge blog and link up your creations


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Scrappers Delight - New Release Competition with Kit and Clowder

Scrappers Delights New Release is coinciding with the Kit and Clowder 5000 liker celebration.
There is a huge game of bingo going on and Scrappers Delight is one of the sponsors.

What do you need to do?
Head over to Kit and Clowder and tell Scrappers Delight what is your favourite new release image, share, like and play along.. its that easy!

Here is are some of my creations for the celebrations

Snowday Honey

I would like to enter this into the Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Happy Holidays

North Pole Willie and Snow Scenes

Of course this post is time sensitive so if your visiting a week after I post this card, then the party is over, I'm sorry.  But if this is the case, head over to the Challenge blog and also to the store to check out all that is new.  Also don't forget to like the Facebook group.  You will find all current promotions on these pages.

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Are you ready for a NEW RELEASE - Scrappers Delight

Scrappers Delights is wanting to knock your socks off with the New Release, Im pleased as its so hot here in Australia.. Who needs socks!

I must admit I get a bit of a laugh when Im making Christmas cards with wintery images and lots of my sentients involve Christmas and Snow.  I can dream.... 

This card is using lots of things from my craft room that hadnt seen daylight in a while, I cleaned up and put things in front of where I am planning to craft and I hope it will mean that more of my crafting goodies get used more regularly.  I also finished the project and tidied up the table straight away... not sure quite whats wrong with me.

Anyway, onto the matter at hand.
I was given this cutie to play with for the New Release
Willies Gifts

I coloured him up last week and then put him aside awaiting inspiration for the project.  I eventually took my lead from the Facebook challenge where Scrappers Delights gave away an image for all that wanted to play, the theme was simply Tags.  

I created a circle with snow drifts using some dies and built up the tag from there,  I find it so hard to keep empty space on a project, so that little fine Xmas tree die worked perfectly to fill up the space while not overwhelming it.

Please head over to the Challenge blog and also to the store to check out all that is new.  Also don't forget to like the Facebook group.

Simply Create Too - Snow Snow Snow
Aliciabelchallenge - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Holidays

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My Sunday Creation

I just love this image and never got the chance to colour him up.

I had been promising to create a Teddy Bo card over on the "I love Teddybo Facebook page" all week so here he is!

I cleaned up my craft room yesterday and attempted to put all the things I use regularly in easy reach. So far the plan is working.  The Card base was already stamped up and put away for the perfect project and the remnant of dots DP was just sitting there (I inked it up, as it was originally light pink and white).    I added the sentiment to the sign prior to printing, using my Cameo software.

Im starting to add burlap or similar to my cards, just to add an extra element without overwhelming the project, I think it works when used in small doses.

I hope to see you all over on the Teddybo Challenge page entering the current challenge or the new one that starts on Tuesday.  The prize is very generous and the Odds are definitely in your favour (sorry.. hunger games is on my tv right now)

Copic colours
Monster:- V17,15,12,N5
Eyes:- G20,21,24
Sign:- E 40,41,42,44
Sign Post E79,25,42,40

Pennys Challenges - Anything Goes
Inspiration Desination - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazels - Anything Goes with Patterned paper

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Creative Fingers

Im excited to share my first DT creation for Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
and in true "failing" at DT style I forgot to follow the theme... oh dear.

We are sponsored by 
I'm joining in their Anything goes challenge over at the Mixed.Mediaology Facebook page

Oddball Art Co. by Lizzy Love

and I got to use

So the theme is Anything goes with the option of Paperclips!   (like i said previously I forgot the theme!)

Please head over to the Creative Fingers Challenge blog and link up your creations

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Congrats to another graduate

My middle daughter is finishing Year 10 in a few weeks, in the olden days that was a milestone (we did our school certificate and we were allowed to leave school and move into employment, these days kids aren't allowed to leave school until year 12 .. there are a few allowances but definitely different from when I was at school)

I made this card with her in mind, she is musical and plays in the Regional Band and also the school band, so the patterned paper was chosen to represent that.  I tried to keep this card fairly flat and simple, again trying to keep the focus on the image.

Im playing in the 
All Dressed up - DT call 
Paper Creators Crafts  - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel Nuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes as long as you use lots of pattern paper
Cuttlebug Mania - You go Girl (MFT pierced stax dies)

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Saturday night crafting

Another week with my husband leaving for his course on a Saturday night, leaving me with too much time to think, best way to cure an overactive mind is too create, right!  This card came together so quickly.   I was trying to talk myself out of purchasing the newest MFT stitched dies (they are rounded corner rectangles.. ).  I created a mat around the image and added a score line, its not as deep as the dies but it is close enough (for now)

The card stock is from a 6inch Bo bunny stack called Bold and Bright, its so very vibrant.  And the image is from "From the Heart" he is called Candle Bird Brain.   I kept the colouring and the card simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus.  The sentiment comes with the image and is just perfect.   I found it really hard not to add more embellishments to this card.  Its not clean and simple due to all the layers but its nearly as clean and simple as my cards get.

Im playing in a few of my favourite challenges with this card, I've been slacking off with entering
Cards Galore - Anything Goes and DT Call
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper - Anything Goes (but use lots and lots of patterned paper)
Ladybug Crafts - Bright colours (think Autumn unless your in the Southern Hemisphere..then just make it bright)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
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Scrappers Delight New Release

Have you heard... its only weeks to Christmas.  How on earth did this happen and where as another year gone.  

Today marks my first Scrappers Delight DT post on the New Release team, I was aptly nick named Gonzalous after making this card in simply record time.   I had the card base ready to go with papers inked up and just awaiting an image.  This is very non traditional but I love it, even if I do say so myself.  Isn't she just a delightful image.  She comes in three different styles.   This style is Deer 2.

Im playing in some new challenges this week, to support them as they are new or returning.  Please head over and check them out.   Everyone loves a new challenge blog right

& of course head over to the Challenge blog and play along with the current challenge of 
Paper Piecing or Anything Goes 

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