Friday, 27 January 2017

Elisabeth Bell's Digital Release and Blog Hop - January 2017


Today I'm taking part in the January Elisabeth Bell blog hop. Everyone has used the gorgeous 'Heart Strings' image which is new to the Digital Collection.

I've made a Valentine treat holder - the view from the front is above and here is the side view:


I also decorated the back:


If you're following the blog hop you should have arrived here from Lynda's blog - from here you need to go to Linda's blog and finish us on the Digi Bells DT blog.

To be in with a chance of winning one of two digi stamps on offer, you need to leave a comment on each blog as you complete the hop.

Here's the blog hop in order:

Lynda
GDT Helen - that's me!
Linda 
Jennifer
Karina
Sebrina

and finally back to the Digi Bells DT Blog 

Sunday, 22 January 2017

LC Designs Classes - 21 January


A big thank you to everyone who came along to my two LC Designs classes yesterday - it was a very busy but fun day and I hope everyone else enjoyed it too!

Here are a couple of photos of the ladies hard at work:



If you live on or near the Wirral and would like to come to one of the classes, we meet at a church hall in Irby.  My next classes are on 25 March and you can find all the details here on the LC Designs website.

I'll be sharing some of my class cards over the next couple of weeks.  This first one (at the top of the post) uses the new Sketchy Images 'Floral Bouqet' stamp which you can find here on the website.

The borders were cut using one of the dies from the Sweet Dixie 'Elegant Borders' die set which is here on the website.

Imagine That Creative Playground January Link-Up - Anything Goes


This is my DT card for the January Link-Up Challenge on the Imagine That Creative Playground Blog.  Make sure you check out all the details and inspiration here.

This month some of the DT (including me) are showcasing a brand new digi set called 'Lorie's Seeds of Love':


The set is available here on the Imagine That website but it can also be yours free if you enter this month's link-up using any Imagine That digi!

 In addition, one entry will be selected by the DT for our "Cherry on Top" award and receive a $10.00 coupon to the shop. You may use any other company's stamps/digis/none at all for a chance to win the prize, however you will not receive 'Lorie's Seeds of Love' unless you use an Imagine That Digistamp.

I colouredthe image with Promarkers and used papers from Dovecraft.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Hearts and/or Flowers


A new challenge started yesterday on the A Gem of a Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'hearts and/or flowers'.  All the details can be found here on the challenge blog.

  The prize for one lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from    PINK GEM DESIGNS.
 
 For my card I've used the pre-coloured version of 'Mr & Mrs Hedgy' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The papers I've used are from the 'Sweet Hearts' digi paper collection which you can find here.


New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Cool Colours/Tones


The theme for this week's challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is 'cool colours/tones' -you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used one of the new Sketchy Images stamps from LC Designs - this one is called 'Mother and Baby' and you can find it here on their website.

I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

New Penny's Challenge -


I've had a busy few days preparing for my LC Designs workshop yesterday so now I'm catching up on some cards from last week.

This one is for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge which started on Wednesday.  The theme is 'anything goes' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This week's sponsor is:





For my card I've used a digi from Little Blue Button Stamps called 'Tulips' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some purple card and lilac sparkle paper from Craft Creations.

GDT Post for The Digi Bells - Hugging Dolly


Today I'm sharing my weekly inspiration post as a GDT for The Digi Bells DT.  On two days during each month that I'm a GDT I'll be sharing a card on the blog but in between I'll be posting a card here on my own blog and for those posts I'll be using some of the Elisabeth Bell stamps that I already own.

For this card I've used a stamp from Elphine House called 'Hugging Dolly' - you can find it here on their website.

I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and added a stamped sentiment and some Card Candi to finish the card.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Must Use Flowers


There's a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge and this time our challenge is that you 'must use flowers'.  All the details can be found here.

Our sponsor this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Star Stampz called 'My Sweet Sunflower' which is here in their Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Must Use Ribbon


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'must use ribbon'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:

https://www.craftyribbons.com/

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Mari Digis at Miss Daisy Stamps called 'Camera Girl' - you can find it here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it and the black mat with Spellbinders dies.

The papers I've used are from a magazine giveaway pad and I've added some ribbon to divide the gingham paper into four sections.  I've finished the card with some die cut flowers and red gems.

Monday, 16 January 2017

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  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 Lacy Sunshine called 'Melanie Boo's - The Christmas Star' which you can find here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from a Bebunny pad.  The sentiment and the Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

GDT Card for The Digi Bells Design Team Blog


Today I'm sharing my first GDT card for The Digi Bells Design Team Blog - I very excited to be joining them during January, February and March!

During my time as a GDT you'll be seeing weekly posts from me using Elisabeth Bell digis and stamps and this is the first of my inspiration cards.  It also appears on the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.

I've used a beautiful digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell called 'Em Jay' you can find it here on the website.

The papers and gems I've used are from Craft Creations and I've used some Card Candi from Craftwork Cards to finish the card.

Christmas Cards All Year Round January Challenge Reminder - Add Snowflakes


This is my card for the mid-month reminder post on the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this month is 'add snowflakes'.  You can find all the details here in the original challenge post and there's lots more inspiration here in today's reminder post.

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





For my card I've used a digi stamp called 'Winter Bird' from Jennifer Nilsson Art at Miss Daisy Stamps.  You can find the digi stamp here on the Miss Daisy website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

New Sparkles Challenge - Thank You


It's time for another challenge on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'thank you' - all the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the images from the 'Floral Irresistible Images' packs from LC Designs - you can find it here  on their website.

The sentiment stamp I've used is also from LC Designs and is here.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Mid-Month Reminder Card for Craftyhazenut's Christmas Challenge Extra


Today I'm sharing my mid-month challenge reminder card for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  Our challenges are always 'anything goes' as long as it's a Christmas project - you can find details of this month's challenge here in the original challenge post and see all the mid-month inspiration here.

For my card, I've used two of the images from the 'Festive Friends' Irresistible Images pack from LC Designs - you can find it here on their website.

I've decoupaged by elephant but cutting the image out of the second topper I used - you can see this more clearly in the photo below:


The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the sentiment is a peel off sticker.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Inspiration Post for Crafty Sentiments Designs - 60's Fashion


It was my turn to share a tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog today and this is my card.  You can find the step by step photo tutorial here on the inspiration blog.

I've used the '60's Fashion' stamp which you can find here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.

I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations.

Here's a side view of the card:

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel Facebook Group - Challenge 3


This is my card for Challenge 3 in the Wonderful World of Alicia Bell Facebook Group.

If you head over the to the group, you can request this very cute digi free and then use it to make a card for the challenge.

You can find the group here:


I've coloured the imagewith Promarkers and used papers from a Forever Friends pad.  The sentiment I've used and the Card Candi from Craftwork Cards and I've also used some paper flowers.

New CRAFT Challenge - Box or Bag


A brand new challenge started yesterday on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'box or bag'.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for all the details. 

Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


 For my project I've used one of the templates from the 'Assorted Pillow Box' set available here on the Cutting Cafe website.

I used the PDF template printed on to patterned card from Craft Creations and cut out.  The image I used is from the 'Cute Piggies' paper pack available here from LC Designs.

Here's a view of the front of the box:

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Buttons


A new challenge started yesterday on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'buttons'.  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 from All Dressed Up called '3, 2, 1 Go' which you can find here in the All Dressed Up Etsy shop.

I coloured the imagewith Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  The buttons are little self adhesive ones from Hobby Craft.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

GDT for Through the Purple Haze - Happy Anything


Today I'm joining Through the Purple Haze for the second time as a Guest Designer and the theme for today's new challenge is 'happy anything'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used another of the new Sketch Images stamps from LC Designs - this one is called 'Floral Bouquet' and you can find it here on their website.  You can find the sentiment stamp I used here.

The papers and gems I've used are from Craft Creations and the sentiment was die cut with an X-Cut label die.

Here's a side view of the card:

New from Digital Delights - Don't Make Me Whine!


It's time for Team 2 to share some inspiration on the Digital Delights Blog using the new January release digi stamps.

I've used the 'Don't Make Me Whine' set for my card - you can find it here on the Digital Delights website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations for my card.  I die cut the image and the mat using a label die from Spellbinders.

You can more inspiration using all the January new releases here and here on the blog.

Here are the rest of the releases:


New from Imagine That - Selfie Sandy


I'm back again to share a card made with the second of today's new releases from Imagine That Digis.

This set is called 'Selfie Sandy':


You can find 'Selfie Sandy' here on the website.

I've used the main image from the set coloured with Promarkers.  The paper and sentiment are from the digi set and I've layered them with some kraft and brown paper from Craft Creations.


There's a great offer available on the website here including this set:


As well as the two new release sets from today you also get some gorgeous coordinating papers and digital elements from Sara's Creative Adventures.

You can find some more inspiration using this set here on the inspiration blog.

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

Creative Moments - 'anything goes/something new' (new digi set)
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'  
Artistic Inspirations - 'anything goes'
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New from Imagine That - Snappy Sandy


This is the first of two new release cards that I am sharing today using some great new digi sets from Imagine That.

The first set is 'Snappy Sandy':


You can find 'Snappy Sandy' here on the website.

I've used the main image from the set, coloured with Promarkers plus the film strip and one of the sentiments.  The camera paper I've used is from today's other new release 'Selfie Sandy' which is here on the website.  Come back later to see a card made with the set.

There's a great offer available on the website here including this set:


As well as the two new release sets from today you also get some gorgeous coordinating papers and digital elements from Sara's Creative Adventures.

You can see more inspiration using this set here on the Imagine That Blog.

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

Love to Craft Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting When We Can Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Corner Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Artistic Inspirations - 'anything goes'
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on 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:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter called 'Spring Trends' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Trimcraft.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'something in the air'
Let's Craft and Create - 'things with wings'
In the Pink - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Happy Birthday!


It's our third birthday on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog so this week our theme has to be 'birthdays'!  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've used one of the toppers and matching papers from the LC Designs 'Super Swirlies 2' pack which you can find here on their website.  The sentiments are also from LC Designs and you can find them here.

I've used Spellbinders dies for the image and mat and a corner round for the rest of the layers.

New Path of Positivity Challenge - Optional Theme: The Road Ahead


I'm very exciting to be sharing my first Design Team project for the Path of Positivity Challenge!


Today is the start of a brand new challenge and the optional theme is 'the road ahead': 

"A brand new year stands before us with 365 days of possibilities. What will you do with this time you have been gifted? Will you plan your life and set manageable goals or will you take it one day at a time and simply wing it? It is also a great time to encourage those around you to think about their future and push them to forge new directions of their own. It is a new year filled with so many new possibilities and the road ahead is wide open. Which direction will your new discoveries take you?"

Alternatively you can link up Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature

We have two wonderful sponsors for the challenge:


and


I'll be sharing a project using a digi from Scribbles Designs later in the month but for my project today I've used a digi from Ike's Art called 'My Swing' which you can find here on the Ike's Art website.

I've made a calendar to signify the year ahead and the sentiment I've used is 'make every day one to remember' (an old Hero Arts stamp) as encouragement to make the most of what every day has to offer.

Please head over to the challeng blog here to see the projects from the rest of the Design Team

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


Dream Valley Challenges - 'something new' (new year)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'something new challege' (new year)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'new something' (new year)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'January blues'
Crafter's Cafe Challenge - 'monochromatic'

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