Sunday, 30 August 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Girly


Our theme this week on the Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog is 'girly' and you can find all the details about the challenge here.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Art by Miran called 'Pop Star Suzy' - you can find her here.


Saturday, 29 August 2015

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - The Colour Purple


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'the colour purple' - for all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I've used the new '3 Cheers for Christmas Snowmen' stamp from Little Claire which you can find here on their website as well as one of the stamps from the Dinkies Text 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' which you can find here.

The paper I've used is from the 'Falling Snow' paper pack which is here on the Little Claire website.

New Gem of a Challenge - Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?


We've got a new challenge today on the Pink Gem Challenge website and this time our theme is 'do you wanna build a snowman?'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the new 'Singing Snowmen' digi stamp which is here on the challenge blog.  I've used a doily behind the main image and paper from Craft Creations.  The sentiment I've used is from the Dinkies Text set 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' which is here on the Little Claire website.

Friday, 28 August 2015

New Magazine from Little Claire!


The first edition of the new magazine from Little Claire has just been launched and I'm very excited to be part of the team behind it!

It's a full colour magazine containing projects and ideas plus a gorgeous free stamp and project ideas to make with the stamp.  You can find all the details here on the Little Claire website.

You can see the very cute stamp that comes free with the magazine at the top of the post and this is my card made with the stamp:


There are step by step instructions for making the card and two other projects using it made by Diane and Heidi.  I also have another project in the magazine and I will share that very soon!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Imagine That Weekly Inspiration - Joyous Reindeer!


This is my weekly inspiration card for Imagine That Digis by Kris and yes, I've made another Christmas card!

This time I've used the very cute 'Joyous Reindeer' digi stamp set which you can find here on the Imagine That website.  I've used red gingham and kraft paper together with some holly paper and have finished the card with some Card Candi.

My post on the Imagine That blog is here.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Monochrome


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog and this week our theme is 'monochrome'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


I've made something a bit different for my card - no Promarkers in sight!

I used my Memory Box butterfly die to cut the aperture out of the pink patterned paper and then cut another butterfly out of white card and placed that inside the aperture.  The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire Dinkies Text 'Sending Smiles' set which is here on their website.

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog - our challenges are always 'anything goes' so everyone can enter!  For all the details about the new challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


For my card, I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Ringlet Kidz Topper' - you can find her here on the Bugaboo website.  

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Deedee's Digis - Digi of the Month


Time completely got away from me last month and I missed entering the Digi of the Month Challenge at Deedee's Digis so I'm really lucky that this month is a 'free for all' and I was able to download the Christmas basket digi free of charge - thank you!

I've coloured the digi with Promarkers and used some paper from an old Dovecraft paper pack split into three panels.  I finished it with some punched snowflakes and gems plus a peel off sentiment.

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

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Decoupage Your Image


We've got a new challenge today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to 'decoupage your image'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Golfing Brandon' - you can find him here on the Inky Impressions website.

I've cut out the whole figure and then just his hat and also decoupaged the flag.  Here's a view from the side of the card:

New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog - as always it's an 'anything goes' theme so we're looking forward to seeing lots of people join in.  You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi from Nikki Burnette called 'Mermaid Stamp - Chrissy' - you can find her here in the Nikki Burnette Etsy shop.  The paper I've used is from my stash - I've had it ages and I can't remember where it came from!  I was looking for something with 'sea colours' and this just seemed perfect.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Myth and Magic


Our theme today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog is 'myth and magic' - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem Designs called 'Wizard Andy' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from an old Bearly Mine digi set - I thought it went perfectly with the digi.

New Snowflake's Promise Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Snowflakes Promise Challenge and, as always, we've got an 'anything goes' theme as long as it's Christmas or winter theme.  For all the details about the new challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi from The Stamping Boutique called 'Happy Happy Snowman' - you can find it here on the Stamping Boutique website.  The paper I've used is from a Bebunny pad and I've used a doily behind the image.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Cow in the Air Balloon!


I discovered the Julia Spiri store on Etsy recently and love her digi stamps - lots of really cute and sweet characters.

When I spotted this new release digi on her Facebook group, I just couldn't resist!  It's called 'Cow in the Air Balloon' and you can find it here in the Etsy shop.

I've combined it with some papers from a magazine giveaway pack, a sentiment and some Card Candi and paper flowers.

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

Crafting For All Seasons - 'you're having a laugh'
Path of Positivity - 'opportunity'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Crafty Sentiments Designs August New Release: Josh - Candle


It's time for the final August stamp release from Crafty Sentiments Designs and today's stamp is called 'Josh - Candle'


All the stamps will be on sale here on the website very soon.

For my card I've used some Dovecraft papers layered with kraft paper and a peel off sentiment and finished the card with some  Card Candi.

Have a look here for more inspiration from the Design Team.

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

Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - 'masculine cards'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Humorous


When I saw that the theme of today's new challenge on The Glory of Christmas Challenge was 'humorous', I headed straight for my Doctor Digi's House of Stamps digi-stamps - no one does humour quite like Doctor Digi!!

All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

I've used 'We Three Kings' from Doctor Digi on my card - you can find them here on the Doctor Digi website.  The sentiment is computer generated and refers to the version of 'While Shepherd Watched ...' which some people might have heard of!

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Q is for quantum leap - using L is for lyrics'
Winter Wonderland - 'Christmas carols/songs'
Daring Cardmakers - 'let's hear it for the boys'
Emerald Faeries Challenge - 'favourite colours' (brown/kraft and red)
Digitally Sweet Challenges - 'celebrations' (Christmas)
Digi Choosday - 'all about the men'
Crafting For All Seasons - 'you're having a laugh'


Saturday, 22 August 2015

Crafty Sentiments Designs August New Release Day 3: Isobel - More Presents


It's the third day of the August new releases from Crafty Sentiments Designs:


Today's new release is 'Isobel - More Presents' and she will be available, along with all the other new releases, on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website here from 23 August.

For my card I've used some papers from Dovecraft layered with red paper and finished my card with some Card Candi.

There's lots more inspiration from the Design Team here on the Inspiration Blog and I will have another new release card to share tomorrow.

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

Hiding In My Craft Room - 'any holiday'
QKR Stampede - 'use a die cut' (circle and stitched circle die)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'utterly feminine'

Friday, 21 August 2015

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - A Folded Card


We've got a new challenge today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge and this time our theme is 'different fold card'.  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 two of the new Christmas stamps from Little Claire - 'Dinkies Brrr' and 'Dinkies Hello Mr Robin' which you can find here and here on the Little Claire website.  One the centre panel of the card I've repeat stamped 'Let It Snow' which is from the new 'Dinkies - Text Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' which is here on the Little Claire website.

The paper I've used is from the Little Claire Mini Christmas Quilts Paper Pack which is here on the website.

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

Paradise of Stamps - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/fancy folds'
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Challenge Blog and this time it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  For all the details about 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 All Dressed Up called 'To Have and to Hold' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.  I die cut the image with a Spellbinders die and then matted it on to some card I bought a while back in a local craft shop.  I finished the card with some silver paper and some self adhesive pearls.

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

QKR Stampede - 'use a die cut'
Creative Fingers Challenge - 'anything goes'
All Dressed Up Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
 Gals Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Paper Minutes - 'celebration'
Die Cuttin' Divas - 'celebrate it'

Crafty Sentiments Designs August New Release Day 2: Josh - to Santa


It's Day 2 of the August new releases from Crafty Sentiments Designs and today's stamp release is the very cute 'Josh - To Santa'.


The stamps will be available here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website from 23 August.  You can also find lots of inspiration from the Design Team here on the Inspiration Blog.

For my card I've used some paper from Papermania layered with kraft and red paper and some red gingham ribbon.

Come back tomorrow for another new release!

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite two embellishments' (self adhesive gems and Card Candi - they both finish a card perfectly and fill in the gaps in a design
Digi Choosday Challenge - 'all about men'
Moving Along With the Times - 'snow in summertime'

New Alphabet Challenge - N is for No Patterned Paper


We've got a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time it was my turn to choose a challenge theme.  The letter is N and I've chosen 'no patterned paper'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've made a card using one of the latest silhouette Christmas stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'Cats on Roof' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Dinkies - Text Merry Christmas' set which you can find here.

I used reverse masking to make the card - I cut an aperture in a piece of card using an oval Spellbinders die and then used this to stamp through.  I then masked off the moon using a piece of post-it note and applied the ink to the image, keeping the oval mask in place.  I used a mixture of Adirondack and Brilliance inks.  

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Q is for quantum leap' (I've used 'K is for keep it simple')
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Paradise of Stamps - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Crafty Sentiments Designs August New Release Day 1 - Isobel - Christmas Baubles


It's time for the August new releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs and this month there are four gorgeous Christmas stamps on offer.



First of all is 'Isobel - Christmas Baubles' - it will be available on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website  here with the other new releases from 23 August.

There is more inspiration from the Design Team here on the Inspiration Blog.

Check back here tomorrow for another great new release!

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

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite two embellishments' (self adhesive gems and Card Candi - they both finish a card perfectly and fill in the gaps in a design
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Imagine That Digis by Kris Weekly Inspiration Post - Candycane Teddy


It's my turn to share a card today on the Imagine That Digis by Kris blog and I decided to make a Christmas card for a change.

I've used one of my favourite Christmas digis from Imagine That - he's called 'Candy Cane Teddy' and he's available here on the website.  I've used some old Dovecraft papers and finished the card with a peel off greeting and some Card Candi.

If you haven't looked at the blog recently, do go and take a look here - there's so much inspiration on there plus there's our regular challenges too.

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

Crafting With an Attitude - 'anything goes'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Back to School


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'back to school' - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem Designs called 'School Girl Chloe' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.

The background is from a website called 'Clipart Library' and the sentiment is computer generated using a handwriting font.

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

Paper Shelter Challenge - 'back to school'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'back to school'

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


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

Our sponsors this week are:


and


and


For my card, I've used a digi from Cute as a Button called 'Big Eyed Penguin' - you can find him here in their Etsy shop.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'penguins and/or polar bears'
Crafting By Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'use ribbon, lace or twine'

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Christmas in August


There's a new challenge today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog - our first after a short break and it's good to be back!  The theme for today's challenge is 'Christmas in August' and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

We're also still having a Design Team Call so if you'd like to join our friendly team and work with some gorgeous digis, have a look here for all the details.

For my card for today's challenge I've used the very cute 'Caroling LiLi' - you can find her here on the Inky Impressions website.  The papers I've used are old ones from Dovecraft and I've also used my snowflake punch and added some blue gems.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'something old' (my papers)
Crafting By Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'

Crafty Sentiments Designs Tutorial - Annabel Butterflies and Flowers


Today it's my turn to share a little tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog.

I've made this shaped card using 'Annabel - Butterflies and Flowers' - you can find the stamp here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.

My tutorial is here on the Inspiration Blog.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'make it girly'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'utterly feminine'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Dies or Punches


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

This is one of the cards I designed for the August meeting of the little craft club I run.  The main shape was die cut using a lace die.  It folds out and links together to give a really striking card focus.

I added a white die cut circle and Craftwork Cards sentiment to finish it.

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

Papertake Weekly - 'to die for'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - It's About Time


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this week our theme is 'it's about time'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a download from Best Card Making Downloads - you can find it here in the 'For Men' section of the website.  I've layered it with kraft and dark brown paper.

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

OLLCB - 'one for the boys'
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - 'layer it on me'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'

Monday, 17 August 2015

Owl I Want for Christmas is You .....


A little while back I took part in a party night at Sunsational Stamps and was lucky enough to win my choice of digi stamp.  

I couldn't resist this guy!  The digi is called 'Owl I Want for Christmas is You' and it's here on the Scrapping With Lisa Designs website - her website is the sister site to Sunsational Stamps.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then used paper from a magazue giveaway pad and some red gingham ribbon.

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

Sunsational Stamps Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 'use a hand coloured image'
Pile It On Challenge - 'bright colours'
Polkadoodles - 'something new' (my digi)

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge - our theme is always 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this time is:


For my card I've used a digi from QKR Stampede called 'Tulip Border' - you can find it here on their website.  I printed it three times and coloured it with Promarkers.  I used an embossing folder on the base of the card.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Crafting With Dragonflies - 'make it floral'
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - 'clean and simple'


Saturday, 15 August 2015

Inky Impressions August New Release - Soccer LiLi


We're back on the Inky Impressions Blog with some great new releases for August!  Have a look here for all the details and some great inspiration from the Design Team.

I've made a card with the new release 'Soccer LiLi' - you can find her here on the Inky Impressions website.  

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

CCC Digi Creations - 'anything goes'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'your favourite colour' (pink!)
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite two embellishments' (self adhesive gems and Card Candi - easy to use, they fill up gaps and just 'finish' a card perfectly)
Stampavie and More - 'sport'

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Boys Rule!


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Boys Rule' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the stamps from the Greetings Farm 'Wild Sprouts Collection 1' - there sentiment is from the same set.  The backing paper is from a very old QVC kit - I thought it worked well as a graffiti background.

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

Scribbles Designs Challenge - 'boys will be boys'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'make your mark'

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