Monday, 24 October 2016

Counterfeit Kit October blog hop.

Hello and welcome to the October CKC blog hop.

I chose to do Challenge #3 Playing dress up.
We were asked to add something extra.
I've used stitching to form the mountains on this layout.
While in Saltzberg we attended a performance of the Sound of Music tunes then went outside and had photos taken on the same hill as in the movie.
I added more fun by adding a flag and a hot air balloon.
Here's the order for the Blog Hop (you don't have to include the list in your post but you must link to the person below you in the list):


 Thank you for joining in this month and remember we always love to see what you can do.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Whimsical musings #231 and In the pink

The challenge for #231 at Whimsical Musings is to be inspired by flamingos.

I had some small pieces of flamingo paper from kaisercraft,so I made 2 cards.
The bling on the left reminded me of a bird's tail (a lyrebird maybe) and the little pink bows on the right card reminded me of birds wings.
I'm entering the right hand one on In the Pink where they want ribbons and/or bows.
I'm off to a craft camp this weekend so hope to make lots more cards to sell there.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Mystical 4 photos challenge

Over at Mystical Scrapbooks the 2nd October challenge is to use 4 photos on a layout.
These 3 photos are of the religious artifacts at Melk Abbey plus an outside view.

Stift melk 001.jpg

We visited there while on our boat cruise.

I used a neutral background paper with brown for my matting.
The top strips of golden yellow match the exterior of the abbey.
I've used a wood veneer which has been gilded with inca gold.
Finally, a quote as my title.

Mojo Monday #470 and Li'l red wagon

You will have noticed by now that I've stopped using my counterfeit kit for this month...I finished early.
There is one more layout to come in our blog hop on 24th.
Why not come back then.

Today's card is for Mojo Monday.
I've used apricot, orange and fawn.
My embellishments are unusual combination, but it works.

I stamped the sentiment and the scroll pattern on the background.
(I need to use my stamps more)
The large silver flower brad sets it off don't you think?
It came with matching rhinestones, which are above "birthday"
Here is the original sketch

Over at the theme is Let's party.
I've made a birthday card using cupcakes (a necessary ingredient at Birthday parties)
To that I added a pink border strip and rosebuds as well as my stamped sentiment.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

2 Christmas cards

My first card is for Merry Monday. They want plaid.
I've made a smaller sized card which is landscape ,so opens on the right of this picture.
I used 2 co-ordinating papers and a sentiment.
The next one is for  Christmas card Challenges where you are asked to add a decoration.
I've used an assortment of papers on here. (Why not? It is Christmas) :)

Through the craft room door. are having an Anything goes challenge.

I've made this card by fussy cutting around the roller skating boot image, including the feathers and swirls. I added a paper doiley and 3 silver enamel dots.
I particularly like the quote.
The card would be for a variety of purposes.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Jingle Belles

At Jingle Belles they are asking for pink Christmas cards.
I've used the other part of that lumpy white handmade paper I used on the last card plus a touchy feely suede paper featuring pink swirls.
The NOEL wood veneer sentiment I painted to match.