Thursday, 21 July 2016

New Challenges at Cute Card Thursday and Cardz 4 Galz


This is a card I've made as inspiration for two challenge blogs.

First of all is the challenge at Cute Card Thursday where the theme is 'in the round' - all the details are here.  Our sponsor for this challenge is:


Next is the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz where the theme is 'no patterned paper' - all the details for that one are here on the challenge blog.

I've used the main image from the 'Qeen Anne's Lace' digi stamp set from Imagine That Digis - you can find it here on the Imagine That website.  Here's what you get in the set:


I used a Craftwork Cards card blank and embossed the lower half of the front using an embossing folder.  I then masked off the top half and applied Distress Ink over the top of the embossing.  On the top half I added some faux stitching round the card blank edge.

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas


The theme of today's new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog is 'Christmas' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used one of the images from 'Rudolf's Mischief' from SheepSki Designs - you can find it here in Andrea's Etsy shop.  The sentiment and base card I've used are both from LC Designs.

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' theme.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.
 
We have three great sponsors for this challenge:
 
 
and

 
and

 
I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Best Wishes Dandelion' which you can find here.  I coloured it with Distress Inks and then matted it on white and black card.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Christmas in July

 
There's a new challenge on Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog today and this week we're having a 'Christmas in July' challenge.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.
 
Our sponsors are:
 
 
and

 
For my card, I've used a digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique called 'Snowman's Laundry Line' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from a LC Designs set which has now been retired.

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Tic Tac Toe

 
We've got a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week it's a tic tac toe challenge.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.
 
And here's the board we're using:
Pearls
Tag
Ribbon
Die-Cut
Digi Image
Flowers
Lace
3 Designer Papers
Charm

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:
 
I've used one of the images from the 'Cuddly Bear' digi set from Doodle Pantry which you can find here on their website.  The papers I've used are from a Forever Friends pad and Craft Creations.  I've used Memory Box stitched circle die cuts and die cut flowers.
 
On the tic tac toe board I've used 'die cut, digi image, flowers'


Challenge Reminder - Julia Spiri Challenge Blog


There's still time to enter our current challenge on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog.  The theme for the challenge is 'anything goes' with the optional twist of 'at the beach or sea'.  All the challenge details are here.

I decided too make a Christmas card using the very cute 'Bunny and Gift' digi stamp which you can find here in Julia's Etsy shop.  The paper I've used is from my stash and I've added some punched snowflakes and pearls to finish the card.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Make Us Smile

 

We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we'd like you to 'make sure smile'. All the details are here on the challenge blog.

I've used the pre-coloured version of a digi-stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Ernie With Wine' - you can find it here on their website.

The sentiment is computer generated.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

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, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


I've made a very clean and simple card using score lines round the image.  The digi stamp I've used is called 'Dahlia' and is from SLS Lines here on their website.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
4 Crafy Chicks - 'flowers'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Robyn's Fetish Challenge 325 - Anything But A Card


This week on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog we're asking you to make 'anything but a card'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


and the prize for the winner is 3 digi stamps of the winner's choice from the Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More store here.

I used the very cute 'Ernie the Hedgehog' to make a little post-it note holder.  You can see the cover at the top of this post and here is the inside:


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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Not Just Cards Challenge - 'anything goes'

Imagine That Digis Challenge Reminder - Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards


There's still time to enter our challenge on the Imagine That Digis Challenge Blog this month.   Our theme is 'fancy folds or shaped cards' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the pre-coloured images from the very cute 'Red Nose Reindeer' digi stamp set which you can find here on the website.

Here's another view of the card to show the fold a bit more clearly.


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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'cute/anything Christmas goes'
Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'anything goes'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'Christmas in July'

Saturday, 16 July 2016

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Clean and Simple


Our new challenge this week on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog is 'clean and simple' - just perfect for me!

You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Jasmine Coffee' which is here on their website. I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and layered it on to kraft and dark brown layers.  The sentiment I've used is from LC Designs.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'no designer paper'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'clean and simple'
Penny Black and More - 'anything goes with a stamp'

New Sparkles Challenge - Christmas in July


It was my turn to pick the theme for this month's Sparkles Challenge and I chose 'Christmas in July'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer this month has been donated by Caz:


For my card I've used:

'Wavy Santas' stamp set from LC Designs
Primary Quilts paper pack from LC Designs
tag card from LC Designs
paper from Craft Creations 
Promarkers

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Reminder Post


It's time to share some mid-month inspiration for the July challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Chrismas Challenge Extra.  Our theme is always 'any Christmas goes' - a great way to build up a stock of cards for Christmas!

This month's main post is here and the reminder post is here.

For my card I've used:

'Wavy Christmas Log Cabin' stamp set from LC Designs
Falling Snow paper pack from LC Designs
card and gems from Crafty Creations
Promarkers

Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Reminder - Anything Christmas/Holiday Goes


It's time for my first post as a memberof the Christmas Cards All Year Round Design Team!


I've joined the Christmas Belles and will posting on the 15th of each month with a reminder about our challenge.

This month our theme is 'anything Christmas/holiday goes' - all the details about the challenge are here and the mid-challenge reminder post is here.

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful:
 For my card I've used:

'Hanging Kitty' digi stamp from Imagine That Digis
paper from Trimcraft and Craft Creations
snowflake punch
Promarkers
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

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

Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'anything goes'
Fussy and Fancy Friday - 'Christmas in July'
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'Christmas in July'

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Imagine That Digis New Release - Raymond's Frogs


Another great digi stamp set has just been released by Imagine That Digis - this is the very cute 'Raymond's Frogs'!  Here's what you get in the set:


You can find the set here on the website and there's more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here on the blog.

I've used the one of the outline images coloured with Promarkers and one of the sentiments from the set.

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We don't have a sponsor for this challenge so it's a just for fun one.

For my card I've used one of the new released stamps from LC Designs.  This one is called 'Wavy Butterfly Cats' and you can find it here on the LC Designs website.  My base card is one of the landscape scalloped cards from LC Designs here and the pink paper is from the Pretty Pastel Dots pack here.

Digital Delights New Release - Red Riding Hood Set


It's time for my first official post as a member of the Digital Delights Design Team!
Today I'm sharing some inspiration using one of the July new releases.  You can find all the new releases here on the website.  I've made my card with the 'Red Riding Hood' set which is here on the  website.  You get both of the characters in the set plus the sentiment.
For lots more inspiration have a look here at the website.


New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Embossing


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

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used:

'I Love My Puppy' digi stamp from All Dressed Up
paper from Dovecraft
embossing folder - magazine freebie
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
sentiments from LC Designs
Promarkers

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog and our theme, as usual, is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We don't have a sponsor this week so our challenge is a just for fun one.

For my card I've used one of the new stamp releases from LC Designs.  This one is called 'Wavy Scotties' and you can find it here on the LC Designs website.  I've also used one of their base cards from the Landscape Plain Edged pack which is here.

The papers, ribbon and gems I've used are from Craft Creations.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Christmas in July


The theme for this week's challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog is 'Christmas in July' - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used another one of the new Pink Gem Designs digi stamps that have been released this month.  This one is called 'Jingles Drinking Beer' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.

I've used some paper from Craft Creations and added a sentiment from LC Designs to finish my card.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Digital Delights - Luvvy Bear






A little bit later this week I'll be posting my first new release card as an official member of the Digital Delights team but before that I want to share a card I've made using the cute digi stamp which features on my watermark!

This little guy is called 'Luvvy Bear' and you can find him here on the Digital Delights website.

I've also used papers from Craft Creations, a hole punch to make the dots and a photo corner die.

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Polka Dots and Pastels


We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'polka dots and pastels'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this month are:


and


For my card I've used:

'Watering Plants Ivy' from Little Blue Button Stamps
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
Promarkers
Card Candi

Sunday, 10 July 2016

New Alphabet Challenge - J is for Jungle Animals


A new challenge started on Friday on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time the theme is 'J is for jungle animals'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

I've used one of the images from the 'Baby Zoo Animals' clip art set from Dollar Graphics Depot with some paper from a First Edition pad.

I've finished the card with some brown gems and a sentiment from LC Designs.

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge #324 - Anything With Water


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything with water'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:





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

I've used 'Whale' digital stamp here from Angie's Digital Stamps and a computer generated sentiment.

A Taste of Summer Blog Hop Extended ....


Just to let you know that the deadline to win the prizes in the A Taste of Summer Blog Hop has been extended!

You now have until 15 July 11.55pm EDT to get your comments added and your name linked up if you want a chance to win the full kit and the 1 year subscription to the Through the Craft Room Door online crafting magazine.

Click here to go to my original post and get all the details! 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

New LC Designs Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the LC Designs Challenge Blog and this month it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the lucky winner is:


For my card I've used:

'Wavy Fairies' stamp set from LC Designs
Splodge paper pack from LC Designs
Elegant Rectangle Landscape card blank from LC Designs
Promarkers

New Pink Gem Challenge - Get Krafty


We've got a new Gem of a Challenge today - it was my turn to pick the theme and I chose 'get krafty'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prize as from Jan. 2016 is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each 
(no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

For my card I've used one of Janet's great new Christmas digi stamps - this one is called 'Ice Skating Jingles' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  This time I've used the pre-coloured version.  The paper I've used is from a Forever Friends pad and the kraft paper and the pearls are from Craft Creations.

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