Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes


The beginning of the month means a new challenge on the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and, as always, it's an 'anything goes challenge'.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

This month our sponsor is the wonderful:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called 'IT Ian' - you can find him here on their website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and the sentiment is computer generated.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

New from LC Designs - Christmas Doodles Paper Pack


Brand new from LC Designs is the gorgeous Christmas Doodles paper pack:

You can find the 14cm by 14cm pack here on the website and the smaller version which is 8cm by 8cm here on the website.

I've used some of the red paper from the larger size pack - the script running across it says 'Merry Christmas' with some little baubles.  The stamp I've used is the 'Dinkies Bauble Hedgehogs' which you can find here on the website.

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something Beginning With F


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we're looking for 'something beginning with F'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've gone for 'F is for festive' and I'm sharing a card I designed for the little craft club I run once a month.  

I've used a shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards and papers from Craft Creations.  The main stamp I've used is called 'Merry Christmas Mr Darcy' and is from LC Designs and I've also used one of their 'Christmas Postcard' sentiment stamps which you can find here on their website.

New Challenge Blog Starting 5 October


The new Daisy Chain Challenges Blog will start on 5 October and I'm very pleased to be part of the new Design Team!!

Check out the details here on the challenge blog including a DT call.

Make sure you come back and join us on 5 October!

Monday, 29 August 2016

New from LC Designs - Dinkies Cat Tree Stamp


Today I'm sharing another card made with the brand new 'Cat Tree' stamp from LC Designs.  You can find the stamp here on their website.  

For this card I've just stamped half of the tree and then coloured it in with Promarkers.  I've added a sentiment which is also from LC Designs here.

You can find the base card I've used here on the website.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination Challenge - 'anything goes'
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


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

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Just Inklined called 'Calamity Jane' - you can find her here on their website.  I've kept the card very simple because I think she's such a great character.  I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and then added a brown mat, some Papermania gems and a sentiment from PSX.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes' 
 Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes/hats'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'hip to be square'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
Moving Along With the Times - 'clean and simple'

Sunday, 28 August 2016

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge 331 - 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 on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer for the winner is the winner's choice of 3 digital stamps from their Etsy shop here.

For my card I've used a digistamp from A Creative Need called 'Brothers' which you can find here in their Etsy shop.  The sentiment I've used is from Visible Image.

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

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'not a square'
 Inspiration Destination Challenge - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'clean and simple'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 27 August 2016

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Sunshine Colours


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time we want to see 'sunshine colours' on your projects.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For the background of my card I've used Butterscotch and Red Pepper inks.  I applied them to card, sprayed water over the top and then used cling film to create a pattern.

All the stamps I've used are from Visible Image - the background was stamped with 'Ink Splats' and the butterfly is from the 'Butterfly INKognito' set and the sentiment is from the 'Thank You Set'.

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

My Time to Craft Challenge - 'something that flies'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'things with wings'

Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Post - A Fun Christmas


It was my turn to share a card today on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog today and I've made a card using the very cute stamp 'A Fun Christmas'.  You can find the stamp here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.

You can find a photo tutorial to making my card here on the Inspiration Blog.

Here's a side view of my card:

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'any holiday'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Creative Inspirations - 'Christmas in August'
Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 25 August 2016

New Digital Delights Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another Digital Delights Challenge and as always it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

You will have THREE weeks to add your project for a chance to:  win a Digital Delights gift voucher, be selected as one of our Top 3, be invited to be a Digital Delights Guest Designer.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Boo Boo Bear' digi stamp which you can find here and a sentiment from the 'Keeping In Touch' sentiment set which you can find here.

I've used a shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards, papers from Craft Creations as well as Promarkers and some little white and brown pearls.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
QKR Stampede - 'shaped cards'
Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/use die cuts'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Words/Numbers


Our theme for today's new Cute Card Thursday Challenge is 'words/numbers'.  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 stamp from LC Designs called 'Hedgehogs in Squares' which you can find here on their website.  I've also used another of the papers from the brand new Kraft Doodle paper pack also from LC Designs - you can find it here on the website.

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite shaped card based' (six by six scalloped - I love the space on a square card base and the scalloped edge adds extra detail)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - 'anything goes'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'let's get sentimental'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'words/letters on the background'
Delicious Doodles Challenges - 'all creatures great and small'

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


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

Our sponsor this week is:


I've used a digi stamp from Art by Miran called 'Jammin' Jayden' - you can find him here in their Etsy shop.  The papers I've used are from an old K&Co pad and the sentiment is from Craft Creations.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital' 
Aud Sentiments Challenge -'for the men plus a sentiment'
One Stitch At A Time Challenge - 'anything goes/for men'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'it's a man thing'

New from LC Designs - Dinkies Cat Tree Stamp


Brand new from LC Designs is this Dinkies stamp 'Cat Tree' - you can find it here on their website.

I've also used one of the papers from the new 'Kraft Doodle' paper pack pack which is here on the website.  The script on this paper says 'with love' and is printed in white on the kraft background.

I've die cut the stamped image with a Memory Box stitched circle die, matted another circle behind and then used a Spellbinders die for the final layer.  I finished the card with some pearls.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'hip to be square'
I Love Promarkers Challenge - 'use a die cut'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/use die cuts'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'

Second Card for the Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Anything Goes


This is my second DT card for the current challenge on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog.  It's an 'anything goes' challenge and there's still plenty of time left to enter.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


For this card I've used a digi stamp called 'Happy Holidays' which you can find here on the website.  I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and then added some glitter glue.  The paper and peel off sentiment I've used is from Craft Creations and I've also used some Card Candi.

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

Christmas Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'cute/anything goes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Q is for quick layout'
Crafting By Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Creative Inspirations - 'Christmas in August'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'make it sparkle' (glitter glue on image)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - 'make it sparkle'

New from Miss Daisy Stamps - Beautiful Day

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New from Miss Daisy Stamps is the very cute 'Beautiful Day' digi stamp - isn't she sweet?

You can find her on the website here.

As soon as I saw the digi stamp I immediately thought of gingham, hence my background!  I used a red and brown colour scheme and added some punched hearts to follow the little hearts in the fence and some punched dots.  My image and the red layer underneath were die cut with stitched circle dies from Memory Box.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'hip to be square' 
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/use die cuts'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Crafting When We Can - 'show us your dies and punches'

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

New from LC Designs - The Purrfect Combination


Today I'm sharing another card made using the brand new 'The Purrfect Combination' stamp set from LC Designs.  You can find the set here on their website.


For this card I've used one of the LC Designs tag cards which you can find here on the website.  I've used the smaller cat image, the sentiment and the pawprint, all stamped using black Versafine.

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

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'keep it simple'
Moving Along With the Times - 'clean and simple'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Include a Furry Friend


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to 'include a furry friend'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a stamp from LC Designs called 'Wavy Doggies' - you can find it here on their website.  I've also used one of the papers from the new 'Kraft Doodle' paper pack which is here.

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

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - 'anything goes' 
Unicorn Challenge - 'animal kingdom'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'anything goes with a stamp'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Monday, 22 August 2016

New from LC Designs - The Purrfect Combination


Brand new from LC Designs is 'The Purrfect Combination' stamp set - here's what you get in the set:


The set is available here on the website.

I've stamped the main tree and sentiment using black Versafine ink on to paper from Craft Creations and added three die cut clouds from a new Joy Craft set.  I've finished the card with some black gems.



I'll have another card to share tomorrow using the same stamp set.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'die cut embellishments' (die cut clouds)
Creative Corner Challenge - '3 layers'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Love to Craft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Julia Spiri Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes/Optional Twist of Vintage


Have you entered out challenge on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog yet?  It's 'anything goes' with an optinal vintage twist.  You can find all the details here.

For my card I've gone for the 'anything goes' version of the challenge and have made a baby card using the very cute 'It's a Boy' digi stamp which you can find here in Julia's Etsy shop.

The papers I've used are from Limetree Crafts.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes' 
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'make for the border'
Crafty Gals Corner -'bingo' (designer paper, hand coloured digi, die cuts/punches)
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'words/letters in the background'
Passion for Promarkers - 'for the boys'
Love to Craft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 21 August 2016

GDT Card for Sasayaki Glitter - Swimmer Elly


Today I'm very excited to be sharing a card I've made as a GDT for Sasayaki Glitter!


My card has been featured on their blog here.

I've used the very cute digi stamp 'Swimmer Elly' which you can find here in their Etsy shop.  I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and using grey card and pink paper from Craft Creations together with some Card Candi and some punched flowers.

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenge - 'pretty in pink'
OLLCB - 'three embellishments' (Card Candi, punched flowers and gems)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'animal kingdom'

New Creative Craft Cottage - Things With Wings


We've got a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'things with wings'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp called Ppinkydolls called 'Fifi' which you can find here on their website.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and I've finished the card with a die cut flower and some gems.

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'things with wings'
 Double D Challenge - 'neutrals'

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge 330 - Cards For Men or Boys


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see 'cards for men or boys'.  You can find all the details about the challenge on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsor this week is:

and the prize on offer for the lucky winner is 3 digital stamps from the Lacy Sunshine store here.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine called 'Larry Gnome - Surf's Up' which you can find on the website here.  I've used paper from my stash and a sentiment from my old PSX set.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'for the men plus a sentiment'
Passion for Promarkers - 'for the boys' (I used Promarkers)

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Imagine That Creative Playground Challenge - Signs of Summer


Have you entered this month's Imagine That Creative Playground Challenge yet? Our theme is 'signs of summer' and you can find all the challenge details in the original challenge post here.  The mid-challenge post is here.

A random winner and a 'Cherry on the Top' winner will each receive digi stamps from Imagine That.

I've used a digi called 'Marleen's Swing':


You can find the set here on the Imagine That website.

The cloud paper I've used is from a recent magazine giveaway pad and the floral paper is from Echo Park.  I've also added some pearls and a die cut flower.

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

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes' 
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - More Than One Fold


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'more than one fold'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for my last LC Designs class using the 'Wavy Log Cabin' stamp set which you can find here on the website.

It's a three panelled card and I stamped part of the main image on to the three panels of white card - if you look at the close up photos below, you'll see that there's an overlap between the image panels but I like having three little scenes like this.

Here's the first panel:


and the second panel:


and the final panel:


The sentiments I've used are part of the stamp set.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and I've finished the card with some punched snowflakes and pearls.

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

Penny Black and More - 'anything goes with a stamp'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'cute/anything goes'
Crimbo Crackers - 'blue Christmas'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
ABC Challenge - 'N is for Noel'
Paradise of Stamps - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 18 August 2016

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Butterflies or Dragonflies


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'butterflies or dragonflies'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for a demonstration at the stamping club I belong.  The theme was upcycling and I demonstrated some background techniques using household items.

The background for this card was made using cling film and Distress Inks - Milled Lavender and Tumbled Glass.

I used two sizes of Memory Box butterfly dies for the design and a sentiment from Visible Image.

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

613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'things with wings'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas


There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this weekour theme is 'Christmas'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:





For my card I've used a digi stamp from Nikki Burnette called 'Neva' - you can find her here in Nikki's Etsy shop.  The sentiment stamp I've used is from Hero Arts.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added some pearls and punched snowflakes.

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started yesterday on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'anything goes' so everyone can join in!  Have a look here for all the details about the challenge.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi from Kenny K called 'Cosy Cocoa' which you can find here on their website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  I die cut the middle layers using stitched circle dies from Memory Box.  The sentiment is from LC Designs and I used a punch for the small snowflakes.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Kiddies/Babies


There's a new challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'kiddies/babies' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:

http://www.disdigistamps.com/

For my card I've used a stamp called 'Little Angel' from My Favourite Things - I thought the sentiment which comes with the stamp was perfect for this challenge! I've paper pieced her dress using paper from Craft Creations and used the same paper on the background.  The little brown gems are from Paper Mania.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Words


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you 'focus on words'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for a little demo at the stamp club I belong to.  The theme was 'upcycling' and I made a series of cards using household items to create backgrounds.

This one was made using bubble wrap - I applied Distress Ink to the bubble wrap and then pressed some card over the top.

The stamp I've used is from Woodware.

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