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Thursday, 27 November 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas Present


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas present' - 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 digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Theodore Christmas Present' which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and the sentiment is from the Little Claire 'Poinsettia Cluster' stamp which is here.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'getting ready for Christmas'
Cute as a Button Challenge - 'Christmas/winter'
CCC Digi Creations - 'animal antics'
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - 'Christmas with animals'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - All That Glitters!


A new challenge started yesterday on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'all that glitters'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I've made a little Christmas tag using a tag die.  I've used some snowflake paper and torn white card to create a little scene and the snowman is decoupaged.  To finish I used glitter glue on the snow and on all the lines on the snowman.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'all that glitters'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/make it sparkle'
I Love Promarkers - 'Frosty the snowman'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'baby, it's cold outside'
Simply Create Too - 'snow, snow, snow'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'make it sparkle'



Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - this week we've got an 'anything goes' theme.  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 digi stamp from StampArt by Kathryne called 'Jingle Deer' which you can find here on the website.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Divas by Design Challenge - 'jingle bells'
Crafting For All Seasons - 'tis the season'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'furry friends'
Fairytale Challenge Blog - 'Christmas with animals'
CCC Digi Creations - 'animal antics'
Cute as a Button - 'Christmas/winter'

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Hobbies and Sports


A new challenge has started today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'sports and hobbies'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp called 'Golfing Brandon' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website.  The paper is from Papermania and is actually part of a Christmas pack but I thought it worked really well with this image.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'it's our birthday'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Stampavie and More Challenge - 'anything goes'
Digi Galore - 'birthday challenge'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Die Cuts


This week's challenge on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog is to 'use die cuts' - we're look for cards with at least one die cut on it.  You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card, I've used a stamp from Little Claire called 'Daisy Bunting' - you can find her here on the Little Claire website.  My dies are two sizes of oval Nestabilities, a circular X-Cut label die for my sentiment and two Memory Box heart dies.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'use die cuts'
Paper Minutes - 'brown and pink'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'a thank you card'
Great Impressions - 'thankful thoughts'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'thanks/thank you'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Just Because


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

For my card, I've used the main image from the 'Lighthouse' digi stamp set from Imagine That Digis - you can find the set here on the Imagine That website.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've finished the card with some die cut corners and a peel off sentiment.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'use die cuts'

GDT Card for Word Art Wednesday


I can't believe that this month has gone so quickly and that this is my last GDT card for Word Art Wednesday!  A big thank you to the team for inviting me to join you - I've loved taking part.

You can find all the details about this week's challenge here - as always it's an 'anything goes theme'.

The sponsors for this week's challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish called 'Pretty Flowers' which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition paper pad.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'blooming marvellous'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New from Little Claire - You Are Lovely


This is a card made with another of the latest stamp releases from Little Claire.  The stamp is called 'You Are Lovely' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

I've gone for a monochrome, vintage feel for my card - I've used Promarkers to colour the image and have inked all the paper edges.  The script paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'blooming marvellous'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'lots of layers'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Food or Drink


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'food or drink'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look on the challenge blog here.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem called 'Cheers Chilly' - you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.  I made the sentiment myself - I wanted something to tie in with the image.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Christmas as Sweet Stampin' - 'snow people'
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'Christmas'
Incy Wincy Designs - 'friendship'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'anything goes'
Try It On Tuesday - 'Christmas is coming'
Digi Choosday Challenge - 'Christmas celebrations'

Monday, 24 November 2014

GDT Project for Not Just Cards


Today I'm posting a project as a GDT member for the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.  I applied to be a GDT member a while back and was really pleased to be invited to join the team for today's new challenge.

The challenge theme is always 'anything goes' and they are looking for other projects as well as cards.  All the details are on the challenge blog here.

The challenge is sponsored by:


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For my project, I've made a little calendar using a digi from Sassy Studio Designs called 'Let It Go Sassy' - the digis are available to buy here.  I coloured her with Promarkers and then used my Wink of Stella pen on her gown.

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

Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'no design papers allowed'
Polkadoodles - 'clean and simple'
Papertake Weekly - 'so girly'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'make it sparkle'
Totally Gorjuss - 'sparkly/blingy/glittery'

Sunday, 23 November 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Mary and Joseph


The theme for our new challenge on The Glory of Christmas Challenge today is 'Mary and Joseph' - for all the details about the challenge, have a look here at the challenge blog.

For my card I've used two digi stamps from Pink Gem - 'Nativity Andy' which you can find here and 'Nativity Chloe' which you can find here.  I merged them together to form a single image and then coloured them with Promarkers.  The sentiment stamp I've used is an old Hero Arts one.

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

 WinterWonderland - 'let's get sentimental'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
The Stamping Boutique - 'Christmas using non-traditional colours'
Emerald Faeries Challenge - 'Christmas non-traditional colours'
A Creative Romance - 'something old' (sentiment stamp)
The Corrosive Challenge - 'happy everything'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 22 November 2014

New Pink Gem Challenge - Kraft Plus One Other Colour


We've got a new Pink Gem challenge today at A Gem of a Challenge and this time we're asking you to use 'kraft plus one other colour'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the latest Pink Gem digi stamps called 'Rudolf Barclay' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  I've layered up my kraft papers with red paper and added Card Candi and red gems to finish the card.

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

Decosses's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Creative Knockouts - 'bling is the thing'
Without Words Challenge - 'preparing for Christmas'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'use 2 or more colours'
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'Christmas'
Cute as a Button Challenge - 'Christmas/winter'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite Christmas style' (modern because I love using cute images on my cards)

Friday, 21 November 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration Post


Today I'm sharing a card I've made with one of the newest digi stamp sets from Imagine That Digis.  The set is called 'XOXO Snowmen' and you can find it here on the Imagine That shop blog.  

I've used the main image from the set and also one of the sentiments to make my card.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've just added a few red bling stickers to finish it.  The card base is two pieces of card held together by the image and sentiment panels.

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

Winter Wonderland - 'let's get sentimental'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - 'pairs or two of a kind' (two parts to the card and two snow people)
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'sentiment for any December holiday'

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for our final challenge of the year at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - we'll be back in the New Year with more inspiration!  For this last challenge, we've got an 'anything goes' theme - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used another of the very cute new release digi stamps from Inky Impressions - this one is called 'Angelica's Sled' and you can find her here on the Inky Impressions website.  The sentiment is an old wooden stamp that I've had for a long time.

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

Decosses's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Use Your Stuff - 'colour challenge' (using the blue and brown from the swatch)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'use a sentiment for any December holiday'
Papertake Weekly - 'so girly'
Cute as a Button Challenge - 'Christmas/winter'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'winter theme'
A Creative Romance - 'something old' (sentiment stamp)
Simply Create Too - 'snow, snow, snow'

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New from Little Claire - What If I Fall? Plus a Competition


This is the second of my DT cards made with the new 'What If I Fall?' stamp set from Little Claire.  You can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The two little clouds are a separate stamp so you can use them to create a background and the sentiment is also included in the set.

****COMPETITION****

Would you like to win the stamp set?  There's a competition on the Little Claire blog here to win a stamp set and all you need to do is to leave a comment to say what you're scared of!!

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

Loves Rubberstamps - 'things with wings'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'things with wings'
Use Your Stuff - 'stamps'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspiration Picture


A new challenge has started today on the CRAFT challenge blog and this week we've got an inspiration picture for you:


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 digi from Sypder's Other Corner called 'Re-lion, Me Lion' - you can find it here on their website.  The sentiment is computer generated.

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

Creative Card Crew - 'stripes'
Fantastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/masculine'
Suzy Bee's Challenge - 'anything goes with layers'
Fitztown Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Mema's Crafts - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We're having an 'anything goes' challenge this week on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi from Lacy Sunshine called 'Sammi Boo's Hot Cocoa' which you can find here on the Lacy Sunshine website.  The sentiment I've used is from Lili of the Valley.

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

Decosse's Dyanmite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'Christmas is coming'
Papertake Weekly - 'so girlie'
Suzy Bee's Challenge - 'anything goes with layers'
East Wind Challenge - 'baby, it's cold outisde'
Divas by Design - 'let is snow'

Nutcrafters Mid-Challenge Reminder - Anything But a Card


Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter our current challenge at Nutcrafters - our theme is 'anything but a card'.  All the details are in the original blog post here and there's more mid-challenge inspiration here.

I've made a little post-it note holder using a cute little elephant stamp.

Here's the inside of the holder:


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

Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything but a card'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'anything but a card'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Stampavie and More - 'anything goes'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Birthday


It's the second week of our birthday celebrations at Fab'n'Funky so our theme again this time is 'happy birthday'.  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 from StampArt Design called 'Elphie the Elephant' - you can find her here on the Whimsy Stamps website.

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

In the Pink - 'keep it sweet and simple'
Passion for Promarkers - 'entertain us' ("Nellie the Elephant")
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'birthdays'

Inky Impressions Inspiration Post


Today I'm sharing a card I've made using a digi from Inky Impressions called 'Nickie Putting On the Ritz' - you can find her here on the Inky Impressions website.

I've used my favourite colour combination for the card (pink and brown) and added some paper flowers, pearls on the oval die cut and some peel off greetings.

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

Papertake Weekly - 'so girlie'
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - '2 or more papers'
Creative Card Crew - 'stripes'

GDT Card for Word Art Wednesday


This is my GDT card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge - the theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The sponsors for the challenge are:


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I decided on a floral theme for this week's card so I've used the floral border stamp from the Little Claire 'Cherish, Hugs and Dreams' stamp set.  I stamped it once and then added part of the stamp again so it ran the length of my card.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then die cut the verse and mat with an oval die.  I finished the card with some blue gems.

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

Shopping Our Stash - 'thankful'
Eureka Stamps - 'give thanks'
Simply Create Too - 'thanksgiving/thank you'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'thankful'

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Inky Impressions New Releases!


There's a fantastic new release of digi stamps on the Inky Impressions website today and I'm very excited to be sharing my first card for an Inky Impressions new release!

There's lots of inspiration from the Design Team using the new digis here on the Inky Impressions blog.

There are four new image digi stamps - 'Baking Sammy', 'Marleigha's Reindeer', 'Angelica's Sled' and 'Angelica's Yummy Goodies'.  Just click on the names of the digis to see them on the website.

There are also some new sentiment digi stamps - 'Sleigh Rides Ticket', 'Chocolate Chimp Cookies Sentiment' and 'All Wrapped Up in You Ticket Sentiment'.  Again just click on the names to take you to the relevant page on the website.

I've made a card using 'Marleigha's Reindeer' and the 'All Wrapped Up in You' sentiment.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Love to Create - 'make it for Christmas'
The East Wind Challenge - 'baby it's cold outside'
Cute Card Thursday - 'red and green'
Papertake Weekly - 'so girly'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'two or more papers'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Christmas Stockings


Our new challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge blog today is 'Christmas Stocking' - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Stocking Mouse' - you can find it 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'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'anything goes'
Digi Choosday - 'presents and gifts' (in the stocking!)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Monday, 17 November 2014

More Jars of Cheer from Imagine That


Today I'm sharing another card I've made with this month's Imagine That progressive challenge digi stamp set 'Jars of Cheer'.

You can find the set here on the Imagine That website and details of the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

I used the Christmas candy jar digi printed three times and then coloured with Promarkers.  The paper I've used is from the 'Sweet Tooth' digi papers collection which is here on the Imagine That website.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Turtle With Present' digi set which is here.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Love to Create - 'make it for Christmas'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'Christmas is coming'
Cute Card Thursday - 'red and green'
Crafty Little Fairies - 'not a square'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'hand coloured image'

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Wednesday Night Craft Club - Butterfly Blossom Calendar


This is a very quick and easy calendar which I designed for November's Wednesday Night Craft Club meeting.  It's an easel card with the calendar pad used as the 'stopper' - very simple but it works well as a calendar.

The stamp I've used is 'Butterfly Blossom' from Little Claire - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'anything but a card'
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'something beginning with B' (butterflies/blue)
That Craft Place Challenge - 'anything goes'
Try It On Tuesday - 'hand made/home made'
The Crafting Cafe - 'not a card'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 15 November 2014

GDT Card for Fantasy Stampers - Red Alert


A big thank you to the team on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog for asking me to join them again as a Guest Designer for this month - very much appreciated.

The theme this month is:


You can find all the details about the challenge in the original post here and my card is featured in the mid-challenge post here.

For my card I've used 'Poinsettia Cluster' which you can find here on the Little Claire website - the sentiment is part of the set.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'your favourite holiday'
Crafty Catz - 'Christmas is coming'
Crafty Little Fairies - 'not a square'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge Blog - 'a special occasion'

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