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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Polka Dots and Pearls


The theme for this week's new Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog is 'polka dots and pearls'.  You can find all the details on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card I've used 'Cow Girl Jessie Honey' which is available on the Sassy Studio website here.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the pearls from The Hobby House.

GDT Card for Inky Impressions


Today I'm very excited to be joining the Inky Impressions Challenge as a Guest Design Team Member!


The theme for this week's challenge is 'checkmate' and you can find all the details here on the challenge post together with lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Winter Mailbox LiLi' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and Dovecraft and I've added Card Candi, gems and a peel off greeting to finish the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Passion for Promarkers - 'let's get krafty'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - 'girls - no pink'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder


Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter our current Nutcrafters challenge - our theme is 'winter weather'.

You can find all the details about the challenge here in the original challenge post and see the mid-challenge inspiration here.

For my card I've used one of the new Nutcrafters digis which will be available soon.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'use a sentiment'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Holly Jolly Challenge - 'snowman fun'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - In Stitches


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and I'm very excited to say that I'm joining the team as a permanent DT member!  A big thank you to the rest of the team for inviting me to stay.

Our challenge this week is 'in stitches' - for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.  Our sponsor is the wonderful:


For my card I've used 'Karaoke Claus' which you can find here on the Dr Digi website.  The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'Little Robin Redbreast' stamp set which is here on their website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'let's get krafty'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - 'for the boys'
Pile It On Challenge - 'cheerful/uplifting message'

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - It's Spooky - Halloween


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this week our theme is 'It's Spooky - Halloween'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Wizard Andy' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website and the 'Halloween Calendar' sentiment digi stamp also from Pink Gem which is here.  The paper is from the 'Happy Hauntings' digi paper set which is here on the Bearly Mine wesbite.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Male Room - 'halloween'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'halloween'
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'halloween'
Sentimental Sundays - 'too cute to spook'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'halloween'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'autumn or halloween'

Monday, 20 October 2014

Vintage ATCs


I made these ATCs over the weekend using three of the images from Vintage Photo Sheet 21 from Scribble and Scrap Crafts.  You can find this particular sheet here on the Scribble and Scrap website.  There are lots of other sheets in the same section and they are digital sheets which makes them great for adjusting the size.

I've used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to change the colour of the images and then layered them on to script paper and then brown card.  I used some lace washi tape from Crafts Too and some pearls.  The sentiments are from my very old PSX stamp sets.

I'd like to enter my ATCs in the following challenges:

Simon Monday Challenge - 'anything goes'
That Craft Place Cahllenge - 'girls - no pink'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Deck the Halls


I treated myself to several Dreamees Christmas stamps when I was at the Port Sunlight show recently and this is the first of them that I've tried.

This one is called 'Deck the Halls' and you can find it here on the Dreamees website.  I've used it with some Lili of the Valley paper that I've had for a while - I thought it was perfect to go with this stamp.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use something forgotten or never used ' (the holly patterned paper)
Crafty Cardmakers - 'it's only words'
The ABC Challenge - 'v is for vibrant'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - 'Christmas' (paper is more than 6 months old)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'


New from Pink Gem Designs - Singing Penguins


I couldn't resist this cute new digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs!  It's called 'Singing Penguins' and you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.

I've used it with some Craft Creations paper and a card blank from Craftwork Cards.  The sentiment is an old Artstamp stamp.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Treasured Times Challenge - 'anything goes'
A Creative Romance - 'photo inspiration'
I Love Promarkers - 'snowflakes'
A Random Fan Challenge - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'super fly'
Through the Purple Haze - 'wings and bling'

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Use your Imagination!


We've got a new challenge today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog and this week we're asking you to 'use your imagination'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We are sponsored this week by:


For my card I've used a digi from Anne's Digital Art called 'Stockings are Hung' which you can find here in the Anne's Digital Art Etsy shop.  The text background paper I've used is from Dovecraft.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Southern Girls Challenge - 'get wordy on it'
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - 'pretty woman'
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'girls but no pink'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a poinsettia'

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Imagine That Digis set 'Turtle in Stocking' which you can find here on the Imagine That website.  This is what you get in the set:


I've also used the red gingham digi paper from the new 'Awareness Ribbons Red and Yellow' paper pack which is here.  I've added glitter glue to the turtle's hat although it doesn't really show up on the photo.

For more inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here at the Imagine That blog.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - 'Christmas fun'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Inky Chicks - 'Christmas'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'use an image with a hat'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/glitter power'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'things that start with G' (gingham, green)

New Challenge Blog - A Crafty Mess


I am part of the Design Team for a new challenge blog which will be launching on 7 November with our first challenge.

In the meantime, you can meet the members of the Design Team on the blog each Friday and this week it's my turn here.

Make sure you come back for our first challenge on 7 November!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Recipe


A new challenge has started today on the CRAFT challenge blog and this week we've got a recipe challenge for you:


For more details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We're sponsored this week by:


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For my card I've used a digi from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called 'Dunderton Decorators Ltd' - you can find it here on their website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Fitztown Challenge - 'anything goes using digital elements'
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - 'for a boy or a man'
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'lots of layers'

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog and our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Meljen's Designs called 'Penguin's Little Letter' which you can find here on the Meljen's website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'use an image with a hat'
Papertake Weekly - 'anything with wings'
Through the Purple Haze - 'wings and bling'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a poinsettia' (on my paper)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - 'things with wings'
Totally Gorjuss - 'traditional Christmas colours'

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge have a look here on the challenge blog.  

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For this challenge I've used 'Sammi Boo Carolling' from Lacy Sunshine which you can find here on their website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'things that start with G' (girl and green)
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Use Your Freebies/Prizes


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow challenge blog and this time we want to see you 'use your freebies or prizes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

My card is something a bit different for me.  A couple of weeks back I went to a workshop hosted by the fabulous Lavinia Stamps.  One of the projects we did was based around a 'Scene-Scape' - these are printed brayered backgrounds - the one we used is here on their website.  I used torn paper to create the mountains at the bottom of the card and then used the Lavinia 'Birds' stamp.

When I got home I added a stamped verse from Inkylicious which was a Christmas present from the stamp club I go to.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'keep it simple'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'super fly'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'it's only words'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/CAS'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Winter Weather


A new challenge has started today on the Nutcrafters challenge blog and this time our theme is 'winter weather'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card, I've used one of the new digis which will be available to buy very soon.  I fussy cut the image, coloured it and then created a background with some torn paper and patterned paper.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
The Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge - 'use an image with a hat'
I Love Promarkers - 'snowflakes'
Holly Jolly Challenge - 'snowman fun'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'snowflakes'

Crafting for the Weekend - Mid-Month Reminder


This is my first post as a member of the Crafting for the Weekend design team - I'm part of Team B and we will be providing some mid-month inspiration for everyone.  For all the details of this month's challenge have a look here on the challenge blog and to see the rest of the mid-month inspiration, have a look here.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

and

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Ditzie Digi Designs called 'Dressy Lady' which you can find on this page of the website.  It's such a pretty image that I've kept my card very clean and simple to showcase it.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'pretty woman'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Fall/Autumn Colours


We've got a new challenge on the Sparkles Monthly Challenge blog today and our theme this time is 'fall/autumn colours'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used 'Humphrey's Acorn' from Imagine That Digis - you can find it here on the website.  The sentiment I've used is from the Humphrey's Apples set which is here.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps - 'shaped cards'
Stamp and Create - 'fall/autumn'
  Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge - 'fall colours'
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'animals'
Moving Along With the Times - 'doggone it' 

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas With Optional Twist off Bags, Boxes and Tags


This is my project for the new Fab'n'Funky challenge.  Our theme this week is 'Christmas' and we've got an optional twist of 'bags, boxes and tags'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We are sponsored this week by:


I've used a very cute digi stamp called 'Beary Happy Winter Bear' which you can find here on the Stitchy Bear website.

I started with a kraft gift bag and layered on a panel using the image and brown and red gingham papers.  I then printed a smaller version of the digi and made this in to a tag.

I'd like to enter my project in the following challenges:

Fitztown Challenge - 'anything goes using digital elements'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything but a card'
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Buckwell's Crafty Challenge - 'anything goes'

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280


It's Wednesday again so it's time to share a photo of my workdesk and link up to this week's WOYWW.

This photo was taken yesterday evening at 9.48pm - I was part way through two projects and had just finished another.  The finished project is the little rocker card on the left hand side of the photo - I've used a digi from Imagine That and the card is for today's new Sparkles challenge.  Beside that you can see a Nutcrafters digi (sledging snowpeople!) which I've cut out ready to be coloured.  Then on my cutting mat there's a Meljens digi ready to be die cut for a challenge tomorrow.  My bundle of Craftwork Cards sentiments at the back of the photo looks like it needs tidying up - it's in the front section of a draining board tidy which is great for storage and was really cheap!

I'm looking forward to having a nosey at everyone's desks once again.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Mid-Month Inspiration


It's time for our mid-month challenge reminder at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  Our theme is always anything Christmas goes - for all the details of the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.  To see the mid-month challenge reminder post, look here.

We are sponsored as always by the wonderful:


For my card, I've used a cute digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Christmas Mouse - Cocoa' which you can find here on their website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenge:

Shopping Our Stash - 'hello sweetie' (cocoa and marshmallow)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 'anything goes'
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - 'treat or treat'
Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog - 'shaped cards'

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Easel Cards


Our new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge is to make an easel card - nice and simple!  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I've gone for a nautical theme for my card using the Little Claire stamp set called 'Seascape' - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The sentiment I've used as the stopper is part of the set.  I've also used some blue gingham and red paper.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Create Something Catchy - 'one card, one stamp set'
Eureka Stamps - 'shaped cards'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/optional CAS'
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 13 October 2014

New Cutie Pie Blog Challenge - Perfectly Purple and Completely Cute


We've got a new challenge on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog today and this time our theme is 'perfectly purple and completely cute'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


and the prize on offer is 2 single digi stamps of the winner's choice.

For my card I've used one of the latest digi stamps from Pink Gem featuring Chilly the snowman - this one is called 'Chilly With Snowflake' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'use 2 or more die cuts' (circle and scalloped circle)
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'colour challenge'
Crafty Bloggers Network - 'Christmas'

Sunday, 12 October 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Snowmen


We've got a new challenge today on the Glory of Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'snowmen'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.  

For my card, I've used one of the new Chilly the snowman digi stamps from Pink Gem - this one is called 'Chilly in Love' and you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from Papermania.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - 'dies and/or punches' (circle and scalloped circle die)
Papertake Weekly - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 11 October 2014

New Little Claire Challenge - Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on the Little Claire Challenge blog and this month our theme is 'Christmas'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

And here's the great prize on offer for the winner:


I've made a card with one of my all time favourite Little Claire stamps the very cute 'Bambino' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Sentiments - Christmas' set which you can find here.  The papers are from the Papermania 'Christmas in the Country' pack.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesdays - 'animals'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'get ahead for Christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes with patterned paper'
One Crazy Stamper - 'halloween/Christmas'
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - 'one image, two papers, three finishing touches (sentiment, gems and Card Candi)' stamp is more than six months old
Love to Scrap - 'anything goes with a rubber or clear stamp'

New Pink Gem Free Digi Stamp - Henry With Mistletoe


This is the latest free digi stamp available from the Pink Gem website, the very cute 'Henry With Mistletoe'.  Have a look here to find the digi stamp and all the details about downloading it.

I've used some tartan paper from Craft Creations layered with kraft paper and some little gold gems to make corners to finish the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesdays - 'animals'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes with patterned paper'
Digi Choosday Challenge - 'Christmas'

Friday, 10 October 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


I'm back with another card made with of the great new digi stamps from Imagine That Digis.  This one is called 'BCA Super Hero' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is part of the set too.  Sales from this set will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

To see some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes With a Twist - 'anything goes with a twist -female'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'high heels and purses'
The Crazy Challenge - 'for a special lady'

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Colour Combo


This week on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge we've got a colour challenge for you:


You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

This week we are sponsored by:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Meljen's Designs called 'Big Sweater Kid' which you can find here on their website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Milk Coffee Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Papertake Weekly - 'anything goes'
Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
Christmas Card Challenge - 'layer it up'
Pinspirational Challenges - 'anything goes'
Delicious Doodles - 'Christmas in October'

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