Thursday, 2 July 2015

New CRAFT Challenge - Embossing


We've got a new challenge for you today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'embossing'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a digi from All Dressed Up called 'Love Is' - you can find it here on the All Dressed Up website.  The paper I've used is from a Lili of the Valley Christmas pad and my embossing the panel of embossed kraft card across the front of the card.


New Imagine That Digi of the Month - Treat Stand


The new digi of the month from Imagine That Digis by Kris is the very cute 'Treat Stand' set:


It's a great set and contains a Christmas and birthday design so it has lots of uses.  

If you joined in with our Digi of the Month challenge during June, you will have received the 'Treat Stand' set free of charge.  If you didn't take part last month then the set is available here on the Imagine That website for a special reduced price.  The Digi of the Month challenge is progressive so provided you link up a card each month, you'll automatically receive the next month's digi too.

More details about the challenge are here on the Imagine That blog.

I've used the Christmas Treat Stand on my card as well as one of the digi papers which comes with the set plus one of the sentiments.

Cute Card Thursday - We Love Cake!


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'we love cake' - well who doesn't?!  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:
and the prize on offer for the winner is a £10 gift certificate!!

For my card I've used one of the digis from the 'Shar-Pei Party' digi set from Imagine That Digis - you can find the set here on her website.  I have added some glitter to the cake but it doesn't show up properly on the photo.

New 12 Months of Christmas Link Up


A new monthly challenge has just been added to The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  You can link up any holiday cards during the month and this time our optional theme is 'holiday traditions - ornament exchange'.  

If you link up a minimum of two holiday cards during the month you will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas digi paper.  And if you follow our optional theme, you'll also have to chance to win a prize from this month's sponsor which is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi from Robyn's Fetish called 'Christmas Ornaments' - you can find it here on their website.  

One last thing - we're having a DT call at the moment.  So if you love making Christmas cards make sure you check all the details by clicking on the picture below.  We are a very friendly team and we get to work with some wonderful digis plus of course the amazing digi papers designed by the very talented Lisa!


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

New Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Sisters of Craft Challenge Blog - our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  For all the details of the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:



For my card I've used a digi from Connie Fong at Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Spring Fairy' - you can find her here on the Sweet Pea Stamp website.

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Birthday


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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used the 'Dinkies Floral Border' stamp from Little Claire - you can find it here on their website.  I've stamped it three times, masking off the little butterfly on the first two images.


New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Ribbon, Lace or Twine


We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog and this month we're asking you to 'use ribbon, lace or twine'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


For my card I've used one of the new Christmas silhouette stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'Silhouette Christmas Cats on Roof' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website,  I've also used one of the papers from the brand new 'Mini Falling Snow' paper pack which is here on the website.


New Little Claire Digi Stamp Challenge - Holidays


A new digi stamp challenge starts today on the Little Claire Challenge Blog and our theme is 'holidays'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer to the lucky winner is:


5 digi stamps of the winner's choice

For my card I've used the digi version of the 'VW Campervan' - it's here on the website.  The background is part of a page from an old road atlas!


New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Create and Inspire challenge blog and our theme is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from QKR Stampede called 'Bouquet' - you can find it here on their website.  My card is very CAS with just some gems as embellishments.

GDT Card for I Love Promarkers - Summer


Today I'm sharing my first as a GDT member on the I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog - a big thank you the team for asking me to join you for July!


The theme of today's new challenge is 'summer' and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The sponsor for the challenge is Stitchy Bear Stamps.



For my card I've used a digi from Stitchy Bear Stamps called 'Summer Shades' - you can find it here on their website.

New Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra


The beginning of the month means a new 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge sponsor is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Winter Birds - Scarf' which you can find here on the Bugaboo website.  I thought he was a robin when I printed the digi out as you can see from his red chest!  My papers are from Dovecraft.


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something Beginning With B


We've got new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see 'something beginning with B' on your cards.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a Hobby House pre-coloured topper from the Elisabeth Bell 'Play Days' sheet - you can find it here on the Hobby House website.  I've used some paper from Craft Creations and lots of layers with brown and red paper.

Monday, 29 June 2015

GDT Card for Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes


Today I'm sharing my final GDT card for the Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog - a big thank you to the team for inviting me to join you this month!

Today's new challenge is an 'anything goes' one and the sponsor this week is:


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

For my card I've used a digi from A Day for Daisies called 'Favourite Flower Pots' - you can find it here on their website.  

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used part of the digi set 'Coffee Cup Greetings' from Deedee's Digis - you can find the set here on their website.  I've used one of the cup digis plus one of the paper designs.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Presents


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'presents'.  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 'Angelica With Gifts' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.

I've put a doily behind the die cut image and finished the card with some Card Candi and punched snowflakes.

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

Hiding In My Craft Room - 'any holiday'
Allsorts  Blog Challenge - 'blue as the ocean'
Crafty Time Challenges - 'girls, girls, girls'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/use pearls'

Friday, 26 June 2015

New Alphabet Challenge - J is for Jewels


We've got a new challenge today on The Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'j is for jewels'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used this month's club stamp set from Little Claire which is the very cute 'Lovely Hedgehogs' stamp set which is here on their website.  The paper I've used is from the Quirky Quilts paper pack which is here on the Little Claire website.

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

Creative Corner Challenges - 'happy birthday'
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspired by a Book


Our new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog is 'inspired by a book' - you can find all the details here.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card, I've used a digi from Scrapper's Delights called 'Amelia School Girl' you can find her here on their website,  I've finished the card with some self adhesive buttons.

My inspiration was the 'Malory Towers' books from Enid Blyton.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'buttons'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite book' (I love the 'Malory Towers' books when I was younger - really good stories and easy to read too)
Little Red Wagon - 'cute as a button'
Crafty Time Challenge - 'girls, girls, girls'

Thursday, 25 June 2015

GDT Card for Cute Card Thursday - Stars or Stripes and Some Good News!


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week the theme is 'stars and/or stripes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

A little bit of great news for me - after being a GDT for the challenge for June, I've been asked to stay on as a permanent DT member!!  A big thank you to the team for inviting me to join you.

This week the challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used a digi from All Dressed Up called 'Little Bookworm' - you can find her here in their Etsy shop.  I've gone for stripes and have used two colours of paper from Craft Creations plus some little pearl embellishments from Anna Marie Designs.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Time Challenge - 'girls, girls, girls'

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


This week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog we've got another 'anything goes' challenge for you - all the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a digi stamp called 'Tasty' from The Paper Shelter - you can find it here on their website.

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

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Embellish It


We've got a new challenge today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to 'embellish it'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I don't usually put lots of embellishments on my cards (as you will have noticed!) so I had to think about this card!  In the end I've added lace, pearls, Card Candi and punched snowflakes.  My image was die cut with a Spellbinders die and the paper I've used is from a Bebunny Christmas pad.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'm is for magical'
I Love Promarkers - 'things with wings'
Crafting by Designs Challenge - 'get ready for Christmas'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'bingo' (lace, stamped image, layers)

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - At the Seaside


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'at the seaside'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the 'Beach Huts' stamp set from Little Claire - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The sentiment I've used is from an old Pink Cat Studio stamp set.

My papers are from Craft Creations and I've used an X-Cut label die to cut out the sentiment.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - 'your favourite' (stamps, Promarkers, gingham paper, die cuts, Card Candi)
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations - 'red, white and/or blue'
Without Words Challenge - 'summer holidays'
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'use a stamp'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

New Release from Crafty Sentiments Designs - Little Polly - I Love Rain


Today I'm sharing another card as a GDT member of the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog Team!

At the moment, the team are showcasing June's new releases on the Inspirational Blog.  There are five new characters in the Ginger Snap Collection and they have been showcased over the past few days - this is the last day.



Today's new release is the very cute 'Little Polly - I Love Rain' and she will be available in the Crafty Sentiments shop very soon - I will add a link once she is is there.

I decided on a purple and lilac colour scheme for a change and have added some Card Candi and paper flowers to finish my card.

Make sure you head over to the Inspirational Blog here to see today's new release and catch up on the new releases from the last couple of days.  

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

Top Tip Tuesday - 'name that tune' ('Singing in the Rain')
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use a die cut' (stitched circle and plain circle die)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'song lyrics' ('Singing in the Rain')

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Use a Die or a Punch


Our new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog is to 'use a die or a punch' - all the details are here on the challenge blog.

I've made a very CAS card using my Memory Box die - the dots are just punched from paper.  Not much more I can say about it!

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

Clear It Out Challenge Blog - 'your style plus favourite product' (CAS and this very useful dark brown paper)
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'clean and simple'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'monochromatic'

Monday, 22 June 2015

New Release from Crafty Sentiments Designs - Little Polly Collecting Flowers


Today I'm very excited to be sharing my first card as a GDT member of the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog Team!

At the moment, the team are showcasing June's new releases on the Inspirational Blog so I've joined them just at the right time.  There are five new characters in the Ginger Snap Collection and they have been showcased over the past few days - I'm joining in today and tomorrow.


Today's new release is the very cute 'Little Polly - Collecting Flowers' and she will be available in the Crafty Sentiments shop very soon - I will add a link once she is is there.

I've made a little gift card or wallet as my inspiration project for the new release.  The ribbon comes up and then it's a little wallet which is the perfect size for a gift card or even some money.

Make sure you head over to the Inspirational Blog here to see today's new release and catch up on the new releases from the last couple of days.  I'll be back with another new release tomorrow! 

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

Sweet Stamps Blog - 'anything but a card'
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge - 'ribbon, lace or twine'

New Crafting from the Heart Blog Hop!!


We're having a blog hop starting today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and we'd love you to join in.


Our sponsors for the blog hop are:

and

and


For my card I've used 'Weekend Wanda' from Dr Digi's House of Stamps - you can find her here on their website.  The background is an old sheet of Kanban card.

You should have arrived here from Eemeli's blog and the next person to visit is Heather.

Here is a list of everyone taking part in the hop, just in case you get lost along the way!

Me!

And all the details are on the challenge blog here

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

Simply Papercraft Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Knockouts - 'humorous cards'

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