Monday, 2 May 2016

New 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours


A new 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge has just started and our optional theme this month is 'non-traditional Christmas colours'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this month are:


and


The Design Team also worked with two sets of digi papers created by the very talented Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles specially for this challenge:



Aren't they beautiful?

If you'd like to receive a free digi paper from one of these two sets then you need to link up a minimum of two Christmas or holiday themed cards during the challenge.  There's also a poll on the blog page where you can have a say as to which is your favourite paper.

If you would also like to win our sponsor prize of 2 digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique then you need to follow our optional theme of 'non-traditional Christmas colours' and add 'FT' after your name.

The digi stamp I've used is called 'Behtlehem' and you can find it here on The Stamping Boutique website.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

New Christmas Sparkles Challenge - Christmas Cuties


We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this month our theme is 'Christmas cuties'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this month is:

http://www.craftyribbons.com/

For my card I've used:

'You Have My Heart Snowman' digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps
swiss dot and snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folders
stitched circle die from Memory Box
pearls from Craft Creations
Card Candi

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'pick a previous challenge - challenge 41 - snowman'
Crimbo Crackers - 'snowmen'
Creative Card Crew - 'embossing'

New Challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


The beginning of the month means a new challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft.  Our theme is always 'anything goes' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The very talented Lozzy who owns the challenge is now selling her digi papers here:

http://ninscraftsale.blogspot.co.uk/
Just click on the picture above to go to her store - make sure you go and have a look at all the great designs there.

For my card I've used:

digi paper from the 'Funky Ows' kit by Lozzy
'Blossom' digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps
papers and gems from Craft Creations
paper flowers from Poundland
Promarkers
oval Spellbinders dies

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

My Crafting Stories - 'flowers'
Creative Fingers Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Sisters of Craft Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful:
We were able to choose one of their collections to work with and I picked the beautiful 'Floral Fancy' - it's available here as a download or CD room.

I cut out all the layers from the design I chose and added some dark brown paper round the design and some brown gems.
 Here's a view of the card from the side to show the layers:

GDT Card for the Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Things With Wings and Pearls


This is my GDT for today's new Pearly Sparkles Challenge - the theme is 'things with wings' and pearls - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.  A big thank you for asking me to join you for this month's challenge!  


For my card I've used:

'Owl-Ways Rosie' digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps
papers and pearls from Craft Creations
Promarkers
sentiment from Craftwork Cards

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

Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes'
Challenge Up Your Life - 'critters'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'all things cute'
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - 'female birthday'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'pink and pearly'
Paper Shelter Challenge - 'pearls'

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #414 - 1 May - Mother's Day Cards


We've got a new challenge this week on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and our theme is 'mother's day cards'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


The prize on offer to the challenge winner is a $12 gift certificate to the Sami Stamps store.

For my card I've used:

'Stroller Mom' digi stamp from Sami Stamps
papers and gems from Craft Creations
Promarkers
LC Designs Dictionary Definitions stamp set

New Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge and, as always, the theme is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We have two wonderful sponsors for the challenges:


Ching-Cho Kuik

and

  
Michele R Designs

For my card I've used:

'Love Birds' from Ching-Chou Kuik
digi paper from the 'In the Garden' pack from Michele R Designs
stitched circle die from Memory Box
sentiment stamp from PSX
lace butterfly from The Works
Promarkers

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

My Crafting Stories - 'flowers'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'feminine'
Simply Create Too - 'ladies only'
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - 'add a sentiment'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'pink and pearly'
Paper Shelter Challenge - 'pearls'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'

GDT Card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge


Today I'm sharing my card as a Guest Designer for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - a big thank you to Hazel for asking me to join you for the next two months!
The challenge is always 'anything goes' as long as you're using patterned paper - you can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Broken Fairy Designs which I won last week on their Facebook group.  It's called 'Dog Stroll' and can be found here on the Broken Fairy Designs website.

I've also used:

papers from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
gems from my stash
Promarkers
sentiment from LC Designs

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

Doodle Pantry Ants in My Pantry Challenge - 'anything goes'
Digi Designs Challenge - 'pastel colours' 
Simply Create Too - 'ladies only'

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra


The start of the month means a new challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra challenge blog.  Our theme is always 'anything Christmas goes' and you can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our wonderful sponsor is:


The Design Team get the chance to choose a digi stamp from Bugaboo for each month's challenge and this month I've picked 'Christmas Words - Snow' which you can find here on their website.

I've also used:

paper from Craft Creations
Promarkers
gems from my stash

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'pick a previous chllenge - challenge 6 - snowmen' 
Crimbo Crackers - 'snowmen'
 Creative Knockouts - 'lots of layers'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 30 April 2016

New Challenge on the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


Today I'm very excited to be sharing my first card as a member of the DT for the Classic Design Team Open Challenge!


The theme of the challenge is, as always, 'anything goes' and all the details about the challenge and last month's winners are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this month is:


For my card I've used:

'Peek-a-boo' digi stamp from Digistamps 4 Joy
papers and gems from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

Crafty Friends Challenge - 'all things cute'
Digi Designs Challenge - 'pastel colours'
Creative Fingers Challenge - 'anything goes'
In the Pink Challenge - 'for a child/baby'
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'

Julia Spiri Free Digital Stamp at Kit and Clowder


Julia Spiri has teamed up with Facebook group Kit and Clowder for a wonderful giveaway:


To take advantage of this great giveaway you need to be a member of Kit and Clowder here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder/

Find the banner (above) and follow the instructions to get your free 'Spring Fairy' digi stamp.

The Design Team have been busy making cards with the digi stamp and you can see them all here on the Julia Spiri blog.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/fairyland'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'fairies or something enchanting'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic


The theme for today's new challenge on the Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog is 'vintage/shabby chic'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

When you link your card up for the challenge make sure you have a look at our DT call - we're a very friendly team and I'm really enjoying being part of the challenge.  

You can find all the details about the DT call here.

My card is one that I made on a workshop last year with Elizabeth Robinson and have only just got round to sharing.  It was made using products from Indigo Blue - something a bit different for me and I was pleased with the result!

Friday, 29 April 2016

New Winter Wonderland Challenge - White on White


We've got a new challenge today on the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'white on white'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bunny Zoe's Craft.  Sadly, the store is closing down soon but there is a fab closing down sale going on at the moment so please head over there (click on the picture below to go to the store) to grab some bargains:
http://bunnyzoescrafts.com/
***there's 30% off throughout the store***
I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to make the background of my card and added some pearls to the snowflakes.  I've used some lace and then the sentiment is a die from Memory Box, raised on foam pads above the background.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'embossing'
A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes' 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

New Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes/Card for a Child


We've got a new challenge today on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog - our challenges are always 'anything goes' with an optional theme which this time is to make a card for a child.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The winner will receive 2 images but if the random winner has used a Julia Spiri image you will get 4 images and a possible GDT spot for a future challenge.

For my card I've used:

'Bunny and Gift' digi stamp from Julia Spiri
papers and peel off sentiment from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
Card Candi
Promarkers 

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

Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes' 
Digi Designs Challenge - 'pastel colours'  
Crafty Gal's Corner - 'anything goes' 
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours' 
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

LC Designs Blog Project - Tag - You're It!


It's my turn to share a project on the LC Designs blog today and I've made a very quick and easy card.  All the details are on the webiste here.

To make my card I've used:

sentiment stamp from LC Designs
patterned paper
plain paper
ribbon
black gems
corner rounder punch

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog - Add a Button or Two or More


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to 'add a button or two or more'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

paper from Dovecraft
paper flowers
doily from Dovecraft
buttons from Do-Crafts

GDT Card for 4 Crafty Chicks - Graduation


This is my final GDT card for the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog - I can't believe how quickly the month has gone!  A big thank you to the DT for asking me to join you - I've really enjoyed it!

The theme for this week's challenge is 'graduation' and you can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Graduation Day Value Set 1' digi stamp set from Imagine That Digis by Kris
'Congrats Grad' digi paper set from Imagine That Digis by Kris
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

Creative Knockouts - 'lots of layers'
Crafty Gal's Corner - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - No Patterned Papers


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'no patterned papers'.   You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:




For my card I've used:

'Harley Davidson' digi stamp from Aliciabel
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Promarkers

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends - Flowers


This is my second GDT card for the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog and the theme for this challenge is 'flowers'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the winner is a 15 € voucher from Kulricke

 
For my card I've used:

'Dinkies Tulip Bunny' stamp from LC Designs
white tag card from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
gems and ribbon from my stash
Promarkers

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - April Showers


There's a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'April showers'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Umbrella Ducky' digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps
paper and peel off sentiments from Craft Creations
Card Candi
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gal's Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/rainbows or showers'
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'all creatures great and small'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'all things cute'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Bright Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge today and this week our theme is 'bright Christmas'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bunny Zoe's Craft.  Sadly, the store is closing down soon but there is a fab closing down sale going on at the moment so please head over there (click on the picture below to go to the store) to grab some bargains:

http://bunnyzoescrafts.com/
***there's 30% off throughout the store***

For my card I've used:

'Dinkies Christmas Lights' stamp from LC Designs
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
paper from my stash
gems from The Hobby House

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'any holiday'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'animals'

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Wood in Design


This week on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog we're asking you to 'use wood in your design' - it can be real or faux wood and you can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

sentiment from 'Man of My Dreams' stamp set from LC Designs
papers and gems from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

The Irresistible Images are coloured images cut into a square mat.  They're great for quick cards and you can change the shape using dies as I have for this card.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Let's Craft and Create - 'card for a man'

Monday, 25 April 2016

Three Owls Tag Card


LC Designs have just launched two new tag cards - one in white and one in kraft.  You get ten tag cards plus envelopes in each pack for £1.99 or you can buy three packs for £5.00.  

The kraft tag cards are avaialble here and the white ones are available here.

For my card I've also used:

'Dinkies 3 Owls' stamp from LC Designs
Masculine Dots paper pack from LC Designs
dark brown paper and ribbon from Craft Creations

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'all creatures great and small'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'monochrome'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'things with wings'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'monochromatic'
Penny Black and More - 'birthdays'

Sunday, 24 April 2016

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Stamp or Digi Only


There's a new challenge today on the Glory of Christmas Challenge and this time we're asking you to use a 'stamp or digi only'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Star of Wonder' stamp and sentiment stamp from LC Designs
paper from Craft Creations
snowflake punch
Promarkers

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

Sketch Saturday - I've followed this week's sketch
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite animal' (for Christmas cards my favourite animal is a polar bear - it's easy to make them look Christmassy and they always look cute too)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'favourite time of year'
Craftying By Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #313 - 24 April - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer for the lucky winner is their choice of three digi stamps from the A Lil Digi Heaven Etsy store here.

I've made two cards for this week's challenge.  For the first (above) I used 'Monica' from A Lil Digi Heaven - you can find her here in the Etsy shop.

I've also used:

brown and kraft paper and peel off sentiment from Craft Creations
patterned paper from Dovecraft
paper flowers from Poundland
gems from Do Crafts
Spellbinders oval dies

For my second card (below) I've used 'Hazel' also from A Lil Digi Heaven - you can find her here in the Etsy shop.

I've also used:

patterned paper from Trimcraft
kraft and brown and peel off sentiment paper from Craft Creations
gems from Do Crafts

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Wednesday Night Craft Club - Rain Hogs


It was my turn to design the projects for the last Wednesday night craft club which I run once a month and this is one of the cards that I made.

I cut a circular aperture out of the front of the card and then made a frame to go round the aperture using the circle die I'd just used with the next size up.  Behind the aperture I attached some acretate and then my stamped and paper pieced image was attached in the middle of the acetate so it looks like it's suspended in the aperture.

I've used:

'Dinkies Rain Hogs' stamp from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Monochrome


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'monochrome'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing a card that I designed for my last LC Designs class.  If you live on or near the Wirral and would like to spend the day making cards with great company and lots of tea and coffee and cake, have a look here on the LC Designs website.

To make my card I've used:

'Dinkies Boxed Dandelions' stamp from LC Designs
Dinkies sentiment stamp from LC Designs
Splodge paper pack from LC Designs
other papers and gems from Craft Creations

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