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Friday, 1 August 2014

Imagine That Design Team Inspiration


This is GDT card for the weekly inspiration post on the Imagine That blog.  For my card I've used the main image from the 'Birds In Spring' set which is here on the website.  You can find inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here on the Imagine That blog.

I've used some script paper from Craft Creations and layered with kraft and dark brown paper.

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite papers and why' (Craft Creations vintage script because it makes such an elegant background)
Cute Card Thursday - 'vintage'
OLLCB - 'vintage'
Art By Miran - 'anything goes'
Pattie's Creations Challenges - 'for the birds'
Simply Create Too - 'old/vintage'

New Imagine That Progressive Challenge - Dolphins


I can't believe that I'm now halfway through my summer GDT spot with Imagine That - the last month has gone really quickly!  Today is the start of August which means a new stamp set for the Progressive Challenge - it is sent free to those who took part last month and is available on the website for everyone else.

The set is available here on the website:


I've made an acetate card with the set using the main image and the circular sentiment.  I used a silver peel off border round the front of the card and layered the image with blue and silver paper.

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

Paperminutes - 'underwater world'
Eureka Stamps - 'swimming'
Art By Miran - 'anything goes'
Crafty Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
We Do Doobadoo - 'celebrations'

New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Snowflakes


There's a new challenge today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'snowflakes'.  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 one of my favourite Christmas stamps from Little Claire 'Star of Wonder' which you can find here on their website.  I've also followed Papertake Weekly sketch number 65.

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

Papertake Weekly - 'sketchie free for all' (sketch number 65)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Hanna and Friends - 'animals'
Creative Card Crew - 'Christmas'
That's Crafty Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Winter Wonderland - 'anything goes for Christmas'

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - One Layer Card


Our new challenge has just started on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge Blog and this week we're looking for 'one layer cards'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Emma Canning from:


For my card I've used 'All Lit Up' which you can find here on the Polka Doodles website.  I've added some faux stitching, gems and a peel off sentiment

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'

New Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


The beginning of the month means a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We are sponsored by the wonderful:


For my card I've used 'Sign It - North Pole' which you can find here on the Bugaboo website.  The papers I've used are from the new Dovecraft Krafty Christmas paper pack which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I've added a peel off to the sign and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I've also followed sketch 79 from Papertake Weekly.

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

Papertake Weekly - 'sketchie free for all' (sketch 79)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Christmas Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'kraft'
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'Christmas'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'favourite colour combination' (red and kraft/brown)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Wish You Were Here


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'wish you were here'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card I've used a very cute digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called 'Cocoa and Cookie's Sandcastle' which you can find here on their website.  My background is a postcard with a Hero Arts postmark stamp and then part of a page from an old atlas.

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

CCEE Stampers - 'song inspiration' ("Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside')
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'summer holidays'
Crafting When We Can Challenge Blog - 'make your own background'
Crafty Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - 'vacation related'


Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Summer Celebrations


There's still time to enter our current challenge on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - the theme is 'summer celebrations'.  You can find all the details here on the original challenge post and see the mid-challenge inspiration from the Design Team here.

For my card I've used one of the Nutcrafters digi stamps and I've also followed the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'hobbies or sports'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'favourite colour combination'  blue and kraft
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'polka dots'

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme 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 very cute digi stamp from StampArt Design called 'Owl-Ways Rosie' which you can find here.  I've also followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

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

Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 'things with wings or tails'
Sketch Saturday - 'sketch'
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 'anything goes'
Digichoosday - 'lots of layers'
Inky Impressions Challenges - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Anything But a Card


Our new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge (as chosen by me!) is 'anything but a card.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I've made a little notepad using the inside of a bought note pad and creating my own cover.  The main image and sentiment on the front are from the 'Silhouette Lighthouse' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

Here's a view of the inside cover:


I used the little anchor stamp from the 'Seascape' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

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

Crafty Bloggers Network - 'red, white and blue'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'other than a card or tag'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'for the boys'

New from Little Claire - Changing Birdhouse Gardening Stamp


This is the second of the new additions to the Changing Birdhouse stamp collection from Little Claire - for details about how the stamps work have a look at my blog post from yesterday here.

This stamp is called 'Changing Birdhouse Gardening' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'Silhouette Boat' stamp which you can find here.  

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'for the boys'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Just Inspirational Challenge - 'hobbies and sports' (gardening)
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Monday, 28 July 2014

New from Little Claire - Changing Birdhouse Wedding Stamp


Brand new from Little Claire is the 'Changing Birdhouse Wedding' stamp'which can either be used on its own or with the original 'Changing Birdhouse' stamp set which is here.

This is the original set:


The idea is that this set gives you two different branches as well as a birdhouse base/stand and one birdhouse.  The new sets will have a different birdhouse design in them so you can mix the stamps together to create different designs.

On my card I've used one of the branches from the original set with the wedding birdhouse.  The background paper I've used is from Kanban and the two sentiment stamps are from the Little Claire 'Swirly Birds' stamp set which is here.

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

Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'wedding cards'
We Do Doobadoo - 'celebrations'
My Heart Pieces Challenge - 'wedding or anniversary'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - our theme as always is 'anything goes'.  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.

Our sponsors for the challenge are Whoopsi Daisy and 2 Cute Ink.

For my card I've used 'Primrose Kitty' from 2 Cute Ink - you can find the digi here in their Etsy shop.

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

Crafting at the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
In the Pink - 'animal antics'
Stampavie and More - 'animals'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
Kitty Bee Designs - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/use one flower'
2 Cute Ink - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 27 July 2014

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog - Inspired by a Song or Movie


Our new challenge today on the Squirrel and the Fox Challenge blog is 'inspired by a song or movie'.  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.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used the 'Freedom' stamp set from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  I've also used the 'Heart of Hearts' die from Memory Box.

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

Avenue 613 - 'anything goes - option of use a sentiment'
Treasured Times Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafting at the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'die cuts/punches'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Friday, 25 July 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Make a Gift Set


Our new challenge today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog is to 'make a complete gift set'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

My gift set is made up of a gift voucher wallet, a card and a tag.  I've used the 'Christmas Geese' stamp set from Little Claire to make the items - you can find the stamps here on their website.

Here's a closer view of the gift voucher wallet:


and the card:


and finally the tag:


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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Cute Card Thursday - 'for the birds'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'Christmas in July'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's a jolly holiday'

Weekly Imagine That Inspiration Post


This is my GDT card for this week's Friday Inspiration Post over on the Imagine That blog.  I've decided to go with a masculine card this week and I've used the 'Fishing Bear' digi set which you can find here on the Imagine That website.


I've also used one of the papers from 'Rainbow Dots Digi Papers' pack which is here.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'walk on the wild side'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'hand coloured image'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspiration Photo


For our new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog today we've got an inspiration photo for you:


You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog and you'll also be able to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Wags'n'Whiskers called 'Travelling Buddies' - you can find it here.  For my background I've used part of a page from an old map book and the sentiment is an PSX stamp that I've had for years.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'hand coloured image'
Passion for Promarkers - 'summer lovin'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's a jolly holiday'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'summer holidays'

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog and our theme, as always' is 'anything goes'.  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.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


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For my card I've used a digi from StampArt Design called 'Sophie' - you can find her here on the Whimsy website.  I've also used a die from Memory Box.

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

Milk Coffee Challenge - 'birthdays'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'die cuts/punches'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'hand coloured image'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Digi Makeover Challenge - 'die cuts/punches'

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Summer Celebrations


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - our theme is 'summer celebrations' so we want to see summery images, themes and colours.  You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the beach hut digi from the 'Sailor Boy' set which is available here on the Nutcrafters website.

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - On the Beach


There's a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'on the beach'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem called 'Beach Fence' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.




New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


This is the first of my two cards for this week's new Penny's challenge - our theme is 'anything goes'.  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.

Our sponsors for this week are:


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For my card I've used 'Garden Gal' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website.




Second Card for the New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


This is my second card for the new Penny's Challenge - our theme is 'anything goes'.   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.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


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For my card I've used a digi from Stitchy Bear.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Sketch


Today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog we've got a sketch for you to follow:


For all the details of the challenge and to see the inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Silhouette Boat' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  I've layered it with papers from Craft Creations and some dark brown paper and added some Promarkers coloured with my Caramel Promarker.  I've used an old brown ink pad to ink all the paper edges - doesn't show up too well on the photo unfortunately but it is there.

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

Love to Scrap - 'scheme crafters' (monochrome colour scheme)
Eureka Stamps - 'monochrome'
Through the Purple Haze - 'distress those makes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

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