Saturday, 16 December 2017

New Crafty Friends Challenge - Friends and Family


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 'friends and family'.  You can find all the details here on the challeng blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:



For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Snowman Trio' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a computer generated sentiment.  The paper I've used is from Trimcraft.

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Christmas


It's time for our final challenge of the year on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is 'Christmas'.  You can find all th details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another card made with the 'Night in Bethlehem' stamp set from Stampin' Up.

This is a very simple card using the larger sentiment, the Mary and Joseph stamp and the star.  I've stamped all the elements with black Versafine ink and added some clear gems as accents.

Friday, 15 December 2017

GDT Project for December Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration


This is my last GDT project for Creative Inspiration and it's part of the December mini-crop posted there today.

I made a little gift box - you can see the top of the lid above and this is a view from the side of the box:


and below you can see the box and lid side by side:


I used an image from Imagine That Digistamp called 'Dachshund Christmas' which you can find here on their website.

The card and paper I've used for the box are from Craft Creations.

Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes


Today I'm sharing a card as part of the reminder post for this month's Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge - it's 'anything goes' for December as long as it's Christmas related.

All the details are in the post from the beginning of the month here and the reminder post is here.

The prize on offer for this month's winner is:





For my card I've used a stamp set from Stampin' Up called 'Night in Bethlehem'.

I stamped using black Versafine ink and used some silver nail head gems to accent the design.

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Santa Claus is Coming to Town


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and it's an 'anything goes' challenge with the optional theme of 'Santa Claus is coming to town'.  We're also looking for a Guest Designer for January.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPaperCraft?ref=si_shop

For my card I've used a digi stamp and papers from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.

The digi stamp is called 'Starry Eyed Santa' and can be found here - you get an outline and pre-coloured version in the set.  I used the outline version and coloured it with Promarkers.

I then used some red and some checked paper from the 'Holiday Letters' digi paper pack which is here.

The sentiment I've used is from the 'Christmas Greetings' set which is here.

New Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Quickie Christmas/Happy New Year


Today it's the last challenge of the year on the Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog and this time we want to see 'a quickie Christmas card' or a 'Happy New Year Card'.  You can find more details here on the challenge blog.

For my DT card I've made a quickie Christmas card.

I started with a square of white card and scored it into twelve squares.  I stamped a sentiment from Cardio Stamps in the middle square and stuck punched black snowflakes in the middle of all of the other squares.  I added some clear and black gems to finish the card.

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


It's time for our mid-challenge reminder post on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - the theme is 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas related.  You can find the reminder post here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing a card made using the Stampin' Up set 'Wise Men from Afar'.

I stamped the different elements using black Versafine ink and used some clear gems to accent my card.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

New Penny's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:

and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Three Snowmen' - you can find it here on their website.       

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment stamp from Little Claire Designs.  The paper I've used is from Trimcraft.

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Anything But Christmas


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog - this week it was my turn to pick the theme and I decided on 'anything but Christmas'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:





For my card I've used a digistamp from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Gus Birthday - Recount' - you can find it here on the website.  The sentiment comes with the digi stamp.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations and some gems from Poundland.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

New Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog and our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:





For my card I've used a digi stamp from Little Blue Button calld 'Caroling Sam' - you can find him here on their website.

I colourd the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment from Cardio.  The papers and pearls I've used are from Craft Creations and I've used a small snowflake punch.

Monday, 11 December 2017

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Stars and/or Snowflakes


Our final challenge of the year has started today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and the theme is 'stars and/or snowflakes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We've got two great spnosors for this challenge:


and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Paper Nest Dolls called 'Avery With Snowman' - you can find her here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from a Trimcraft pad.  The little stars were cut out from another Christmas paper design.

New Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We don't have a sponsor this time so this month's challenge is just for fun.

I'm showcasing another card made with some of the new products from Twinkle Lane Designs.  

My image is from the 'Flamingos' set which you can find here - you get two different designs in the same pack.  Have a look here on my blog for a card made using the other image.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used one of the sentiments which comes with the set.
I've also used the 'Fun Flamingos' digital paper pack which you can find here.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

GDT Card for Scribbles Designs - Snow Kisses


Today I'm sharing another GDT project for Scribbles Designs and yes, it's another Christmas card!

This time I've used (again!) the very sweet 'Snow Kisses' digi which you can find here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added paper from Trimcraft.  I put a band of black paper at the bottom of the card and added some punched snowflakes to finish the card.

You can find today's GDT post here on the Scribbles Designs Blog.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes


It's time for the final challenge of the year on the Gem of a Challenge blog - it runs for a month and the theme is 'anything Christmas goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our prize for this challenge only is for TWO lucky winners - 2 individual digi images or 2 card topper kits or one of each (no sets or sentiment sets) of the winners' choice from the wonderful

For my card I've used one of the older Pink Gem Designs digis - this little guy is 'Carol Singing Cat' and you can find him here on the website.  

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up.  The snowflake is a die cut from Sweet Dixie.

Friday, 8 December 2017

New Alphabet Challenge - T is for Trees


There's a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'T is for Trees'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used various Cardio stamps and a sentiment stamp from Uniko.

The landscape was created with grey ink and pieces of torn scrap paper.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - Christmas Pooch


This month's amazing new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps have just been added to the Etsy shop and today I'm sharing my DT card made with one of the new images.

This is 'Christmas Pooch' and you can find him here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Trimcraft.

The sentiment is a peel off and I finished the card with some black gems.

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Show Me a Snowman


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time we want to see a snowman on your creations.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digital image from the We Are 3 Shop called 'Wow Snowman' which you can find here - you get an outline version and a coloured version in the set.  I've used the outline version and coloured it with Promarkers.

The paper I've used is from the 'Christmas Magic' digital paper pack which you can find here.  I punched the snowflakes from the same paper.

The sentiment I've used is from the 'Christmas Greetings' sentiment set which you can find here.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:





For my card I've used a digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps called 'Sheltering Love' which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.  The paper I've used is from Trimcraft.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

GDT Card for Scribbles Designs Christmas Carols Celebration - Day 5


It's time for the final day of the Christmas Carols Celebration.





You can find all the details about Day 5 plus see lots of great inspiration here on the challenge blog. 

Today's new digi is called 'Three B's Trio' and you can find it here.   As well as the main image with the three cute penguins, you also get separate digis of each one plus the music notes as a separate image.

I coloured the image on my card with Promarkers and added some paper from a Trimcraft pad.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Snowmen


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'snowmen'.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for more details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

I'm showcasing some products from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  First of all, I've used the 'Wow Snowman' image which you can find here.  It comes with a pre-coloured and an outline image - I've used the outline version and coloured it with Promarkers.

Next I've used one of the sentiments from the 'Christmas Greetings' sentiments set which you can find here.

Finally, the paper I've used is from the 'Christmas Magic' paper pack which you can find here.  I finished my card with some snowflakes punched from the same paper and some pearls.

Monday, 4 December 2017

New Path of Positivity Challenge - Optional Theme: Festivity


The optional theme for the Path of Positivity Challenge this month is 'festivity' and this is my card for the first of the month's post.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this month are the wonderful:


and


I'll have a card using a Bugaboo digi to share later in the month but for this post I've used a pre-coloured image from the NS Designs set 'Baby's First Christmas'.  You can find the set here.

I've used papers from Dovecraft and Craft Creations.

Second GDT Project for Creative Inspiration - Monday Layout Sketch Challenge


This is my second GDT card for Creative Inspiration and this time it's a card based on a sketch.





I used a card topper from The Hobby House and replaced the flowers with snowflakes that I punched and die cut.  I also added pearls in the middle of the snowflakes.

The paper I used is from Craft Creations and the sentiment from Uniko.

You can find the Creative Inspiration Board here.

GDT Card for Scribbles Designs Christmas Carols Celebration - Day 3


I'm back today with my first GDT card for the Scribbles Designs Christmas Carols Celebration Event.





This is Day 3 of the event and today's digi is called 'O Christmas Tree' - you can find the digi here.

I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and used a sentiment from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - you can find it here.  The paper, card blank and gems I've used are from Craft Creations and the Card Candi is from Craftwork Cards.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

New Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used a digi rom Polka Doodles - you can find it here

Saturday, 2 December 2017

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Sketch


Today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog we've got a sketch for you to follow:





All the details about the challenge can be found here on the challenge blog.

I've used a digi stamp from Crafting Desert Divas called 'Twiggs' which you can find here on their website.  I coloured it with Promarkers and used a sentiment stamp from Little Claire Designs.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Friday, 1 December 2017

New 12 Months of Christmas Challenge - Christmas Cupcakes


This month on the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog we're looking for 'Christmas cupcakes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Limited Runs called 'Snowman on a Cupcake'.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper created by Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

GDT Project for Creative Inspiration - 12 Days of Christmas


This month I'm doing a GDT spot at Creative Inspiration - it's an online group where people share inspiration as well as ideas with others.  You can find the group here.

Today's post is part of the 12 Days of Christmas Event - I'm the seventh day.

I made a tag card which opens out to a gift card holder:


I used a Penny Black stamp set called 'The 12 Days of Christmas' - mine was the seventh day so as well as making my project I also used the stamp which tied in with this.

I used a tag card from Little Claire Designs - when the card is opened up there's a little pocket for a gift card.

I'll have some more projects to share from Creative Inspiration very soon.

New 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog - as always it's 'anything goes' as long as your creation features a critter.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this month is the wonderful:


For my card I've used 'Candy Cane Penguin' which you can find here in the Sasayaki shop.

I coloured the paper with Promarkers and used some paper from Dovecraft.  The sentiment is peel off from Craft Creations.

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