Scrappy Do!!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday!  Our theme for this challenge is “Scraps” – we want to see at least three different scraps used in your project.  Our sponsor was Doodle Garden – the first time I’ve used one of their images, but definitely not the last; they’re so cute and very easy to work with!

On to my card then….  I chose to use Three Cheers for my project – I was looking for an image that would be ideal for paper piecing as I find this is the easiest way to use up the small odds and ends of papers that I can’t bear to throw away!  As soon as I saw this cute little girl, I could see her dress paper pieced, along with a matching bow….not to mention the flag!!

doodle garden 9 may 14 with kbd watermark

I coloured the image with Pro-Markers, then “dressed” her with the dress and bow that I had cut from a scrap of patterned paper from the Hip Hip Hooray Stack by American Crafts – in fact, all the patterned papers on the card are from the same stack, which is my absolute favourite because of the bright, juicy summer colours.  I also used scraps for the flowery stripes across the background, the flag and the sentiment.

doodle garden 9 may 14 flat

I based the layout on the current sketch and twist challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. I chose to use the middle row (sentiment, designer paper, flower).  The frame and stripes have been popped up on 3D pads to create a little distance between the patterned background and the flowery stripes – might have caused a few migraines otherwise 😉 Unfortunately, I’ve just realised that our challenge goes live after the closing date, so I won’t be able to enter 😦  Never mind, I’m sure I’ll find a couple of other challenges to link up to!!

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I look forward to seeing all your scrappy makes over at Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore – Anything Goes

 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Doodle Pantry – Any Digi Goes

Feeling Crafty – One For The Ladies

One Sweet Challenge – Flowers

Sarah Hurley 365 – Anything Goes

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Easter Celebrations With Kitty Bee

Our Easter themed challenge is beginning today over at Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge.  We were sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamp Outlet for this challenge; I chose Easter Bouquet by Stitchy Stamps because the daffodils and hidden eggs are exactly what I hope to see on Easter morning!

stitchy bear easter bouquet 11 apr 14

I coloured the flowers with Pro-Markers, but faux paper pieced the eggs to draw in some of the other colours from the paper stack (Harper Finch’s It’s Easter Solids) that I used for the mats and frames.

stitchy bear easter bouquet 11 apr 14 flat

The layout is based around the current sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, and I’ll be hopping over there later today to link up to the challenge!

SSW2 April 9 FBD

Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge runs for two weeks – make sure you stop by with your Easter themed projects and have a peek at the other DT projects too.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – See sketch above

A Creative Need – Signs Of Spring

A Creative Romance – Eggcellent Spring

 The Alphabet Challenge – E Is For Easter

Crafts 4 Eternity – Easter

Delicious Doodles – Easter

Get Inky – Easter

Jellypark – Easter

Jo’s Scrap Shack – Easter

Stampin With The Dragon – Spring


Things With Wings….

As Spring starts to arrive, the new challenge over at Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday is “Things With Wings”.  We were very lucky to be sponsored by Dilly Beans, and I had a great time playing with this little bee image!

dilly beans bees 14 mar 14 full

There are actually three bees included in the set, the other two are side on views of the bee.  However, for my card, this little fellow was just perfect!  I printed him in a circle and cut it all on the Silhouette.  I coloured the image with Pro-Markers, then ran a little Scattered Straw Distress Ink around the edge of the circle.  For the honeycomb panel on the right hand side, I embossed an off-cut of white card with the Darice Honeycomb folder and then dragged the Scattered Straw Distress Ink across it until I had reached the depth of colour I wanted – I love the way there’s still a little white edge inside each of the hexagons!

dilly beans bees 14 mar 14 flat

For the banner, I used the print and cut option on the Silhouette again; the font is Minya Nouvelle….my latest favourite!  For the black and yellow mat on the banner, I cut the shape from a piece of Dovecraft Back To Basics Monochrome stack, then ran my Gold Pro-Marker over the pattern to colour in the white bits and make it more bee-like.  The final layer of paper is from the Studio Calico Snippets collection.

I based the layout on the current challenge over at Seize The Sketch:

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Don’t forget to head over to Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge to show us how you’ve used “Things With Wings” in your projects!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Seize The Sketch – Challenge 15 (see sketch above)

Crafty Little Fairies – Things With Wings

Melonheadz Friends – Bright Colours

My Crafty Spot – Cute Critters

Perfectly Rustics – Hexagons

A Random Fan – Birthdays

Splendiferous Creations/Bloggers – Birthdays