Sunday, 26 January 2020

LPoCF #124 Morgan's Art World

Hello again,

Today I am sharing a journal page made for this week's challenge with my team mates over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, where we are still celebrating our 5th Birthday. This week our sponsor is Morgan's ArtWorld, the sponsor has provided us with three images for the DT to work with which will also be the three images offered as the prize for this week's winner.

Prize:- same images the Design team have used

Morgan's Art World have their own challenge which you can find here Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge Blog and also Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group

I have used an image called Stardust Digi 1 to make a page in my journal, I have flipped and rotated the image to make the fairy look like she is flying above the floral design in the paper.

My Journal page:

What I used:-
Morgan's Art World Stardust Digi 1
Derwent Coloured and Watercolour pencils
Design Paper was freebie long ago with magazine (also tag and extra butterfly)
Rub on sparkly silver lettering
Wings, wand, necklace and headband have some clear stickles on them
Fussy cutting scissors
Adhesive: Glue stick and PVA glue

I would like to enter this page in:-
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog Challenge #1 Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge January Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Anything goes with Team Lou
The Happy Craft Challenge Anything goes optional theme celebrations optional product stamps

We have happily had some rain here in the mountains which have dampened down the bush, however the closest fires are continuing to burn deep in the valley, thankfully away from homes, today we have high winds and a dust storm coming through from drought ravaged farm areas further west. The bird I rescued in the backyard sadly died, they think she had some type of infection underlying. All this reminds me of Dorothea Mackellar's poem My Country, written and rewritten between 1904-1908 when it was published.

Thank you for looking in:-
Have a wonderful weekend

P.S. I found my post pack with my mystery items stashed away in it now just need to organise things for the giveaway...

Monday, 13 January 2020

Second 5th Birthday

Hello again,

Well, here's a surprise, not only is my Design Team celebrating 5 years of challenges but a little dig into my own blog history and I am also celebrating 5 years of blogging today. Now I had grand plans of a little giveaway however the post bag containing the gifts has gone AWOL with the mess made when the roof leaked, I will have a little dig around and try and get something organised for my regular visitors later on. I think from memory there is enough for a couple of prizes, some are Aussie based companies others are international companies...

The very first card I posted was a Christmas card as that was one of the main reasons I began blogging, I was making my own cards and wanted to be a part of something bigger than just sitting here creating on my own... so here is the first card I posted (must have had the flash on the camera and look no watermark...) and a new one I created this morning using up scraps of Kaisercraft Design papers left on my table...

First card:-

Today's card:-

I have stamped and embossed the trio of trees onto both the plain white cardstock and the scrap papers, I then coloured the stars in with the clear embossing pen and added more embossing powder to the stars

What I used:-
17.8x12.6cm card blank
Kaisercraft Christmas papers (various scraps)
Gold and white scrap cardstock
We Are Memory Keepers Twist trimmer (deckled edge blade-busted out of the package today)
Paper Roses Merry Christmas text
Stamp-It Australia Tree-O  rubber stamp
Clear embossing ink and pen
Stampendous Metallic Gold embossing powder
CCD Stitched square die
White glitter enamel dots
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, Xyron sticker maker

I would like to enter this card in:-
Pixie's Snippet's Playground- Anything goes with snippets
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge- Anything goes or Trim the tree
ABC Christmas Challenge A is for Anything Goes- B is for Bingo 
-Bingo Patterned Paper, Christmas sentiment and Embossing

For updates on the NSW fires:- Website Fires Near Me

Map 1- the whole of NSW there are currently 120 incidents recorded on the map
Map 2- Showing area surrounding Sydney- note no fires in the Sydney Basin
Map 3- Closer to home- red arrow is pointing at area being back burned near me-
the length of the back burn/containment line will reach 50km once complete and connected to each other, areas that cannot be burnt will either have heavy earth moving equipment bulldoze the bushland or have people working on hand tools to clear the fuel load. 
In the middle of the burnt area you can see Lake Burragorang- also known as Warragamba Dam- Sydney's water catchment and drinking water supply
Katoomba next to the red arrow is approximately 100km (63miles) from Sydney

On a happier note all the fires in my area are now listed as Under Control, whilst they may still be burning they are not causing any problems for the Firefighters, even the fire called Gosper's Mountain which started on 26 Oct 2019 via a lightening strike and has burnt over 512,000 hectares is under control. May the forecast rains come and douse the last of the fires and begin the regeneration of our bushland... 

Many thanks for looking in... (and making it this far through the post)
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. Many thanks to all my lovely blogging friends and visitors who have taken the time to stop by and leave me any comments over the last 5 years, may my card making continue for many more years.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

LPoCF Fifth Birthday Bash

Hello again,

It is Five years this month since Lil Patch of Crafty Friends was first launched and to Celebrate we are having a Challenge each week for the whole month, each with a different sponsor offering some wonderful prizes. This week we have Sheepski Designs offering the lucky winner their choice of three images from the store. Sheepski Designs have generously given the DT some lovely images to work with and I have used Bumble Bee Blossom to make two projects, the first a Birthday card (of course it is a Birthday Bash after all) and the second to make a desktop calendar which has already found a home with one of my Family History Friends.

Here is the Birthday card:-

and the Desktop calendar

What I used:- 
13cm square card blank
Derwent Coloured Pencils (regular and watercolour)
Pink Cardstock
Kaisercraft 'Finders Keepers' patterned paper
Pink paper flowers
Enamel look adhesive dots
MFT Label maker Sentiment stamps
Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers
Kaisercraft nesting Hexagons
17.4x12.4cm card blank (fold on short side)
Scrap White cardstock (to make the internal prop for the calendar)
Rub-on numbers
Mini Calendar 
Honeycomb look patterned paper 
Adhesives: Double sided tape and PVA glue

I would like to enter the Birthday card in:-
Bizzy Bec's Store Blog January Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore #71 Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge January 2020 Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Anything goes

and the calendar in:-
Love to Craft Challenge Blog Anything goes January
Creative Craft Cottage #125 Anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #405 Anything goes
The Happy Craft Challenge- January

Many thanks for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...

P.S. Many thanks for the prayers and comments on our ongoing bushfires and concern for the safety of all Aussie's- we currently have a fire about 6km south of here which jumped the Warragamba Dam. (Sydney's main water supply), this is the first time in close to 40 years since the area has had such a severe burn, whilst the bush walks around us remain closed (doesn't stop some crossing the warning tape) the powers that be are concerned that allowing a back burn to be put in to protect houses will cause significant damage to the infrastructure of the hiking trails, so the bushfire brigade/Army/National Parks workers are attempting to use hand tools to clear the fuel load, we have also had a reprieve from the hot weather, today has seen a combination of smoke and mountain mist with more rain predicted for later in the week...