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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'

Monday, 21 July 2014

New Cutie Pies Challenge - Love and Marriage


The theme for our new challenge on The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge today is 'love and marriage'.  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:


For my card I've used a stamp called 'Love Me Do' from Whimsy Stamps.  The paper I've used is from Kanban and I also used some acetate on the front of the card with silver peel off heart strips.  The sentiment I've used is from a Little Claire stamp set called 'Swirly Birds' which is here.

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

That Craft Place Blog - 'anything goes'
Wag'n'Whiskers - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Charisma Cardz - 'anything goes'
My Heart Pieces - 'wedding or anniversary'

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Case Your Favourite


Our challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to 'case your favourite'.  I've never cased a card before and had to do a quick internet search to find out what I needed to do!  The definition I found was 'copy and share' so that's what I've gone with!!

You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.  We're sponsored this week by:


And the card I've cased was created by one of my CSAYL design team mates, Jenny and here it is:


I've used one of the digis from the Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons 'Let It Snow' digi set which is here on their website.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up
Lexi's Creations - 'Christmas in July'
The Corrosive Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Graph'It Colouring Challenge - 'Christmas colours'

Sunday, 20 July 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Sketch


Today on The Glory of Christmas challenge blog we've got a sketch for you:


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 'We Three Cats' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  It took a bit of fiddling about with magic tape to stamp the three cats separately (they're close together on the stamp itself) so I could use one of the circle dies to cut them out!

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
The Corrosive Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Hambo Hoedown - 'Christmas in July'
Hobbybook Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Christmas in July'

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Let It Snow from Crafty Sentiments Designs


The current challenge from Crafty Sentiments Designs is 'Christmas in July' and they've given away a free digi called 'Let It Snow' for people to enter the challenge.  Here's my card made with the freebie - it's a really cute image.

I've followed the sketch at Completely Christmas and used paper and a stamped sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Christmas in July'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Winter Wonderland - 'blue Christmas'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'non-traditional Christmas colours'
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Christmas in July'

Friday, 18 July 2014

New Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace


It's the start of a new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog today and our theme is 'l is for lace'.  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 the 'Dinkies Spiky Flower' stamp from Little Claire which you can find here on their website and also papers from the 'Back to Basics Monochromatic' pack which is here.  The sentiment I've used is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'spots and dots'
Creative Knockouts - 'friendship'
Crafting by Designs - 'use a sentiment'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'anything goes'
Pile It On - 'monochromatic'

Weekly Imagine That Inspiration Post


I'm really enjoying my time as a summer guest designer for Imagine That! digis.  This is my card for the regular Friday inspiration post and I've used a digi set called 'Airplanes' which you can find here on the website.  There's lots of elements in the set:


I've used the main plane image and one of the sentiments for my card.  I cut round the plane and then used a strip of acetate to attach it to the strut across the card - I've not tried this before but I was pleased with the result!

Make sure you have a look here at the inspiration post to see the wonderful creations from everyone else too.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'spots and dots'
Simply Create Too - 'for a child'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/option of shaped card'
Crafting by Designs - 'use a sentiment'
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'for the boys'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'anything goes'
Crafts and Me Challenge - 'add wings'

Thursday, 17 July 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas


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

This week we are sponsored by:


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For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Polar Bear' - you can find it here on their website.  I've embossed the background with a Crafts Too embossing folder.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Stampavie and More - 'animals'
Without Words - 'cute and fluffly'
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - 'spots or dots'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'CAS'
Catch the Bug - 'anything goes'
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Little Claire Book Owl Outline Sticker Card


This is a card I designed a while back for one of my Little Claire classes.  I'm sure the card shape has an official name - it's a bit like an upside down easel card!

I used the 'Book Owl' outline stickers sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website - the words I've used are from the same sheet.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - 'spots or dots'
Avenue 613 - 'anything goes with option of a shaped card'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'for the birds'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got another 'anything goes' challenge for today at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi stamp from Sparkle'n'Sprinkle called 'A Winter Wonderland' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from Hero Arts.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Winter Wonderland - '3 of 3' (3 word sentiment and 3 gems)
Tis' The Season - 'inspiration photo'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Divas by Design - 'Christmas in July'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafting By Designs - 'use a sentiment'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Christmas in July


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

For my card I've used the wonderful 'Jingle Bell Rock' which you can find here on the Nutcrafters website.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap - 'anything goes'
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge - 'make it Christmas or make a splash'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'Christmas in July'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - At the Beach



We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'at the beach'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the new 'Beach Hut' digi stamp from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from an old Pink Cat Studio stamp set.

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

Tuesday Throwdown - 'take us on a vacation'
Creative Card Crew - 'sea/beach'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Little Fairies - summer fun'
Time Out Challenges - 'fun in the sun'

New Sparkles Challenge - Christmas in July


There's a new challenge today at Sparkles Monthly Challenge and this time our theme is 'Christmas in July'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


and there's a suprise prize on offer for the winner!

For my card I've used the new and very cute 'Snow Mice' digi stamp set from Imagine That - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Christmas Critters'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Christmas in July'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Christmas in July'
Scribble and Scrap - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Great Impressions - 'animal friends'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Challenge Reminder


Just a quick reminder that there is still time left to enter the current 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  For all the details, have a look here on the challenge blog.

As always we're sponsored by:


For my card I've used 'Chubby Santa - Tree' from Bugaboo which is here on the Bugaboo website.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Christmas in July'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Cute Card Thursday - 'pretty papers'

Monday, 14 July 2014

New From Little Claire - Silhouette Whisper a Wish


Today I'm sharing another card made with one of the new silhouette stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'Whisper a Wish' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

I stamped the image and sentiment in Sepia Brown Versafine.  The little butterfly is a separate stamp so I used it again on the sentiment stopper.  I created the circular base card using various sizes of circle dies.

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

Pile It On - 'monochromatic'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes plus option of shaped card'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'use dies'
Penny Black and More - 'dies and punches'

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got 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:


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For my card I've used 'Vintage Rose Bud 1' from Scribble and Scrap which you can find here and the sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'Sweetest Wishes' set which you can find here.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Digi Sketch Challenge - 'in the garden'
Love to Create - 'petals and pearls'
Scribble and Scrap - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 13 July 2014

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Ribbon and Lace


We've got a new challenge today on the Squirrel and the Fox challenge blog and our theme is 'ribbon and lace'.  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 the challenge is:


For my card I've used one of the new digi stamps from Pink Gem - this one is called 'Ballerina Owl' and you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from my stash (no name on it) and the little sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

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

We Do Doobadoo Challenge - 'spotty and dotty'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'tic tac toe' (ribbon, square, pink)
Divas by Design - 'things with wings'
I Love Promarkers - 'things with wings'

Saturday, 12 July 2014

New Little Claire Challenge - Summertime


We've got a new challenge today on the Little Claire blog and this month our theme is 'summertime'.  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.

There's a great prize on offer for the challenge winner:


I've made a little box and set of notelets for my project using a combination of Little Claire stamps.  Here's another view of the box:


It's based on a box I designed for my recent Little Claire 'Sparkle and Shine' class - the 'shine' was the acetate I've used in the circular aperture on the lid.

And here's one of the little notelets together with the matching envelope:


On the box I've used the 'to beach' sign from the 'Beach Huts' set which is here and one of the stamps from the 'Postcard Sentiments' set which is here.  On the little notelet I've used the digi 'Beach Hut' stamp which is here and the sentiment from the new 'Silhouette Lighthouse' stamp which is here.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'let's be clear'
Crafty Little Fairies - 'summer fun'
Passion for Promarkers - 'oh I do like to be beside the seaside'
Daring Cardmakers - 'we are going on a summer holiday'
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'splish, splash, splosh'
We Do Doobadoo Challenge - 'spotty and dotty'
Just Inspirational Challenge - 'anything but a card'

Friday, 11 July 2014

New CSAYL Challenge - Recipe


We've got a new challenge for you on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog and this week it's a recipe - 2 cardstock, 1 image, 2 embellishments and 1 sentiment.  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:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Eureka called 'Santa on Skis' - you can find it here on the Eureka website.  

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

Winter Wonderland - 'spots and stripes'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'on the move/transport'
Simply Create Too - 'Christmas in July'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'sport'
Delightful Challenges - 'hot, hot, hot'

Imagine That Weekly Inspiration Post


This is my card for the Weekly Inspiration post on the Imagine That blog here.  I've used the gorgeous 'Ballerina' digi stamp which you can find here - the sentiment I've used comes with the main image stamp.


I've made a little easel card using one of my favourite colour combinations of pink and kraft and have rounded all the corners with a punch.

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

OLLCB - 'an easel card'
Corrosive Challenge - 'forever young'
Charisma Cardz - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'girls just wanna have fun'
Creative Fingers Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 10 July 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspired by a Book


We've got a new challenge for you today on the CRAFT challenge blog and this week our theme is 'inspired by a book'.  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.

This week we're sponsored by:


and


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For my card I've used a digi stamp called 'Ballet Shoes' from QKR Stampede - you can find it here on their website.  So you will have guessed that the book I was inspired by is 'Ballet Shoes' by Noel Streatfeild.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stammpin' Challenge Blog - 'pretty in pink'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'inspired by a movie, song or book' ('Ballet Shoes')
4 Crafty Chicks - 'inspired by a song' ('I Could Have Danced All Night' from 'My Fair Lady')

New from Little Claire - Silhouette It's a Pleasure ....


Today I'm sharing a card made with another of the new silhouette stamps from Little Claire.  This one is called 'It's a Pleasure ....' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The little branch and birdhouse is separate from the main image which makes it really easy to use the set with different shapes.  For my card I die cut the circle first and then fitted the two stamps on to the die cut circle.

The paper I've used is from the Back to Basics Monochrome paper pack which you can find here from Little Claire.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Ladybug Crafts - 'summer flowers'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'add some flowers'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'summer days'
Red Rubber Inspirational - 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'pretty papers'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used 'EmmiLou Boo Hopscotch' from Lacy Sunshine which you can find here on their website.

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

Kitty Bee Designs - 'spots and/or stripes'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'pretty in pink'
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - 'something with, to or from a child'
Inky Impressions - 'summer fun'
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - 'feels like summer'
The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Fairytale Stampers - 'summer'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Summer Edible Treats


We've got a new challenge for you today on Ruby's Rainbow Challenge blog - this time our theme is 'edible summer treats'.  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 'Lenny Ice Cream' from Stamp Fairy.  I've coloured the image using Promarkers and used some paper from Craft Creations.

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

Come and Get It Challenges - 'cool things for summer'
Without Words Challenge - 'cute and fluffy'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'furry friends'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'stars, stripes or both'
The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'

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