Sunday, 20 September 2020

LPoCF Fabrika Fantasy Halloween

 Hello again, 

Spring has sprung here in Australia, our fruiting trees are in flower with plenty of bees buzzing around, fresh green leaf buds are twinkling in the sunlight. I have had a few cards to make this last week, I should really be making them in advance, the post was a month and half late arriving at Easter and is probably even slower now as we have alternate delivery days, 3 days one week and 2 the next.... 

Today brings us to a new Challenge over with my team mates at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy this fortnight who are giving the winner of the challenge three Images as the Prize. I have used a digi stamp called Little Witch to make a gift tag, I may give it to a friend who has requested a special card for Halloween (not a huge holiday in Aus, but becoming more popular) 

Prize 3 Digi Stamps
Here is my gift tag:-

What I used:-
Fabrika Fantasy Little Witch digi stamp
Derwent Coloured pencils and a silver gel ink pen
Doodlebug Design 'Star Bright' dp
CCD Cross-stitched tag die, star die (from a Christmas set) tiny cat die
Circle and Stitched rectangle die (shortened) 
Star hand punch and scrap card
Sentiment from Create with TLC LINK
Silver sparkle ribbon (it was on my table)

I would like to enter this tag in:-

Many thanks for looking in,
Have a wonderful weekend,

P.S. Many thanks to all my blogging friends and visitors, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment... Have a good week... 

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Magpie's Carolling

 Hello again,

Well Spring has arrived here in Australia, our fruit trees are beginning to flower, we have a Wattle Bird nesting in our back garden, they are collecting spiders from around the house to feed their brood on and our resident Blue tongue already spotted sunning itself out the front yard. We are still staying close to home with the current pandemic, avoiding travelling out of area where possible, NSW is seeing a few community transmissions each day and have so far avoided an outbreak like Victoria. 

This week I have managed to make two cards, one for Dad for Father's Day (today) which I haven't had the chance to photograph and one for Mum's birthday later this week. I also have plans for a special Halloween card for a lady who loves to celebrate Halloween, but circumstances this year mean it won't be on... 

I have used a Beccy's Place image called The Front Gate and used paper piecing for the wood and the nest/mailbox, gel ink pens in green, gold, silver with black for the Aussie Magpie with our closest pattern variation on their feathers and water colour pencils to create the background scenery. 

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

14cm square card blank
Beccy's Place image The Front Gate
Gel ink pens- Gold, Green, black, Silver, Orange
Derwent Watercolour pencils 
Kaisercraft Australiana paper pad
Kaisercraft Basecoat paper pad (scraps of woodgrain)
Kaisercraft Blue Bay paper pack (scrap weathered wood) 
Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
Olive Colorbox ink
Clear embossing powder
Circle and Stitched square dies
Enamel dots (Francheville)

I would like to enter this card in:-
Beccy's Place September Challenge (anything goes with Beccy's Place image)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (anything goes with a sentiment)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge (use at least three patterned papers)
Bizzy Bec's Store Blog (anything goes)

Thank you for looking in... 
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. Stay safe and well, many thanks to all my lovely blogging friends and visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment, I appreciate them all!

Sunday, 16 August 2020

LPoCF August Challenge

 Hello again, 

Well, we are hoping to avoid a second wave of Covid-19 here in NSW, we are still choosing to stay close to home, so still no little feathered friend for my lonely budgie. I started making face masks this week for our family and used pipe cleaners for the nose pieces, large scraps of quilting fabric for the inner and outer layers, they will all need a good wash, the fabric has been in storage for a few years and of all things the barrier layer is a pillow protector which is made from the same fabric as the government suggested re-usable shopping bag... I can breathe and not fog up my glasses, so a few more are in the works... need to sort out sizes, some need to be bigger others smaller....

Today brings us to an all new Anything goes Challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I have made two cards one of which is in the post... both for Family History Friends one who loves Autumnal Colours and the other for a Cool Climate garden lover... using Corner Roses Pre-Coloured from our Sponsor Fred She Said

Fred She Said

Prize $10 Gift Certificate

Here are my cards:-

What I used:-
2x C7 card blank 
Fred She Said Corner Rose Pre-Coloured set
Kaisercraft Basecoat paper, (1st card)
Kaisercraft Script stamp
Memento London Fog ink pad
Altenew Layered Poppy Sentiment (magazine freebie)
MFT Label maker Sentiments
Waffle Flower nesting stitched rectangle and stitched scalloped rectangle set 
Self adhesive pearls 
Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy paper pad (2nd card)
Newton's Nook Birthday Essentials Stamp
CCD Nesting Cross Stitched Fishtail Flag dies
Impression Obsession Border Duo set 1
Baby Blue Liquid Pearls
White cardstock
Clear embossing ink
Metallic Gold and Silver embossing powder
Fussy cutting scissors

I would like to enter these cards in:-
The Happy Craft Challenge Always Anything goes
Bizzy Bec's Store Challenge Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Anything goes

Is anyone else finding issues with this new blogger, I have had to change several settings to get it to looks as a normal page, I kept getting big gaps after hitting enter to start a new line. Could they not have it set up like other programs... finding the same settings in similar spots... I had to highlight and play with it until I got it to look 'normal'... 

Thank you for looking in...
I hope you are all staying safe and well and following all the various health advice...
Have a wonderful week... 

P.S. A huge thank you to all my lovely blogging friends and visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment...