Tuesday, 6 December 2016

New from Imagine That Digis - Llama Love


There are lots of great new releases today from Imagine That Digistamp and the first of them is 'Llama Love'.

Here's what you get in the set:





You can find the set here on the website.

I've used the llama with the Santa on and coloured the image with Promarkers.  I've used some paper from The Range and some red gems. 

New Julia Spiri Challenge - No Square Cards


We've got a new challenge today on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'anything goes' with the optional twist of  'no square cards'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

The winner will receive 2 images but if the random winner has used a Julia Spiri image you will get 4 images and a possible GDT spot for a future challenge.

I've used a shaped card base and then layered on card and paper from Craft Creations cut with dies.  The digi stamp I've used is called 'Bunny and Gift' and you can find it here in Julia's Etsy shop.

I've coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and finished the card with some pearls.


New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Christmas Animals


It was my turn to choose the theme for this week's challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and I decided on 'Christmas animals'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing one of my cards which was published in the last issue of Making Cards magazine - I wrote a feature called 'Backgrounds on a Budget' using household items to create backgrounds for cards.

This card uses greaseproof paper and Distress Ink.  The main image is from the 'Silhouette Camels' peel off sticker sheet from LC Designs - you can find the sheet here on their website.

Monday, 5 December 2016

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started 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 for this challenge is:





For my card I've used two of the images from their 'Victorian Christmas Digital Collage Sheet' which you can find here on their website.  The background paper is from a pad which came from the magazine and the sentiment is a stamp from my stash.

New Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas


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

I'm sharing a little Christmas gift card or voucher card that I designed for my LC Designs class back in September.

I've used a stamp from LC Designs called 'Little George' - you can find him here on their website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then stamped it again on to white card, covered the moon with a scrap of Glitter Film (available here) before cutting it out and then sticking it over the original image.

I created a pocket on the front of the card for the gift voucher and used Craft Creations paper to cover the whole thing.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Inspiration Post for Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bell Ringer


This is the card I made for today's post on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog here.

I used the 'Bell Ringer' stamp which you can find here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.  I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used paper from a Dovecraft Paper Pack.

The sentiment I've used is from Craftwork Cards and I finished the card with some gems and some Card Candi.

New Winter Wonderland Challenge - Frame it or Night Scene


A new challenge has just started on the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'frame it or night scene'.  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 digi stamp from The Paper Shelter called 'Are You Ready My Friend' which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and used some paper from Trimcraft.  I created my frame using two sizes of a Spellbinder die set and then raised it over the image using foam pads.

The sentiment I've used is from LC Designs and I've finished the card with some gems and Card Candi.

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge #345 - Square or Rectangle Cards


There's a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see 'square or rectangle cards'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer to the winner is their choice of 2 digital stamps from the My Stitch Back in Twine Store here.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from My Stitch Back in Twine called ' Underland Rabbit' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from LC designs and gems and paper from Craft Creations.

New Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Fred She Said Designs called 'Dancing Penguin' which you can find here.

I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and then used papers from Craft Creations.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

New Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas Time


A new challenge has started today on the Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Christmas Time' - 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 Sami Stamps called 'Merry and Bright' - you can find it here in the Sami Stamps shop.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from LC Designs.  The paper I've used is from a Craft Sensations pad.

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Clean and Simple Christmas


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

For my card I've used  stamp and matching die from Lawn Fawn called 'Winter Bunny'.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut the hillside from the the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside die set.  I raised the image on foam pads and used paper and gems from Craft Creations.

New Pattie's Creations Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas or Winter


A new challenge has just started on the Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog and this month we want to see 'anything goes Christmas or winter'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog

I embossed my card background using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added pearls to the middles of the snowflakes.

The digi stamp I've used is called 'Mom and Baby Polar Bear' and you can find them here in Pattie's Etsy shop.

New 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Welcome to the North Pole


A brand new challenge started yesterday on the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Blog and this month we'd like to say 'welcome to the North Pole'!

Our sponsor is:


Lisa has also designed a beautiful set of digi papers for this month's challenge:


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of December will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. Additionally, one random winner will earn the full set of papers.
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month be sure to include an element that might be found in the North Pole (fantasy version of course). Examples include: elf type images, Santa, Mrs Claus, presents, toys, images that have a sign for the North Pole in them, penguins, reindeer, polar bears, etc.  If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs.
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Limited Runs called 'Red Nose Reindeer' which you can find here on their website.  I've coloured him with Promarkers and used one of the papers from Lisa's paper pack.

New All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - Sparkle


A new challenge has just started on the All Dressed Up Facebook group and this month our theme is 'sparkle'.  If you haven't already joined the Facebook group, have a look here to become a member:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/457550661009843/

For my card I've used the very sweet 'Little Skater' digi stamp which you can find here in the All Dressed Up Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then covered it with Glitter Film (available here from LC Designs) before die cutting it into a circle.

The paper I've used is from The Range and I've finished the card with some gems and Card Candi.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Toys or Transport


A new challenge started yesterday on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our heme is 'toys or transport'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:





I'm sharing another of the cards from my recent LC Designs class.  This card was made using one of the stickers from the 'Vehicle' outline sticker sheet which is here on their website.

I coloured the sticker image with Promarkers and used two of the papers from the brand new 'Citrus Collection' paper pack which is here on the website.

New A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started on Thursday on the A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - our theme is always 'anything goes'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used two of the papers from Lozzy's 'Merry Christmas' paper pack available here.

The digistamp I've used is called 'You Have My Heart Snowman' which is available here from Miss Daisy Stamps.

I've coloured the digi with Promarkers and added some Card Candi and pearls to finish the card.

New Pearly Sparkle Challenge - Christmas and a DT Call


The beginning of the month means a new challenge on the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this month is 'Christmas' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the 'Wavy Log Cabin' stamp set from LC Designs - you can find it here on their website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then shaped the sentiment to follow the curve of the hill side on the stamp.

I've used some papers from Craft Creations and The Range.

I finished the card with glitter glue on the trees and the hillside.

We're also having a DT call so if'd you'd like to join us, have a look at the link above.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

New Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has just started on Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog and, as always, it's 'anything goes using patterned paper'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

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





I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my recent LC Designs class.  I've used the 'Wavy Dogs' stamp set which you can find here on their websiteand papers from Craft Creations.

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


A new challenge has just started on Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge Blog and, as always, it's 'anything Christmas goes'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:





For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Kidz Reindeer' - you can find it here on their website.  I've used some paper from The Range, a sentiment from Craftwork Cards and some red gems to finish the card.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

New Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has just started on the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog - as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful:





You can find Julia's store here.

For my card I've used beautiful 'Spring Orchid' digi stamp which is available here in Julia's store.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then added some paper from Dovecraft and some pink gems.

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've go 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 sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique called 'Chubby Snowman' which you can find here on their website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from First Edition.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something Beginning With T


We've got a new challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we want to see 'something beginning with T'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.
I've gone for a clean and simple design - in my case T is for ties!  The stamp I've used is part of the 'Oh Man' set from LC Designs which you can find here on their website.
I coloured the stamped design with Promarkers, added a sentiment (also from LC Designs) and then just layered it on to blue card.

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

Sunny Day Crafting - 'anything goes'
Get Creative Challenges - 'birthday'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'got the blues'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
Creates and Makes Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Monday, 28 November 2016

GDT Card - Christmas WIth the Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes


The first challenge has just been launched on the new Christmas With the Cuties Challenge and I am honoured to have been invited to join them as a GDT!


The first challenge can be found here and the theme is 'anything cute and  Christmassy goes'.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Skiing Jingles'.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Die Cuts With a View.  The sentiment I've used is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'add a sentiment'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Allsorts Challenge - 'anything Christmas'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'got the blues'
Craft Rocket Challenge - winter time'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas animals'
Let's Craft and Create - 'winter'

The Digi Bells Guest-DT Call - Anything Goes Christmas


There's a Guest-DT call at the moment on The Digi Bells Design Team Blog and this is my entry.  I've been aware of Elisabeth Bell's stamps for many years and then became aware of her digital images recently when she sponsored once of the challenge blogs I design for.  If you have a look here at the digital collection, you will find a gorgeous collection of images.

For my card I've used a digi called 'Snowbaby Peek-a-Boo' which is here.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some brand new paper from a pad I bought in The Range over the weekend.  I've also added some punched snowflakes, red gems and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'm linking this post up to the Guest-DT call on The Digi Bells Design Team Blog.

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'add a sentiment'
Challenge Up Your Life - 'snowflakes'
Creative Knockouts - 'tis the season'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'winter wonderland'
Let's Craft and Create - 'winter'

Sunday, 27 November 2016

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge #344 - Stripes or Dots


It's time for another new challenge on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'stripes or dots'. You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer to the winner is the winner's choice of 3 digital stamps from the Limited Runs store here.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Limited Runs called 'Chrismas Carolers' which is in the Christmas section of the store here.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Nitwits and a sentiment from LC Designs.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'anything Christmas' 
  Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
Sunny Day Crafting - 'anything goes' 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Vintage Christmas


The theme for the current challenge on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog is 'vintage Christmas' - all the details are in the challenge post here.

I've used a stamp from a sheet by The Stamp Man - it's an old sheet and unfortunately I don't have the name of it on the carrier sheet I've kept with the stamps.

I created the background using Distress Inks and some Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink to give it some sparkle - you can see the sparkle more in real life!  I blended the inks to leave a lighter patch in the middle of the card and then stamped using brown Memento Ink.

I've finished the cards using some gems.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Snowmen/Women


There's a new challenge today on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'snowmen' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the 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 PINKGEM DESIGNS.....
For my card I've used the very cute 'Snowflake Chilly' from Pink Gem Designs - you can find him here on their website.
I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Craft Creations.  I finished the card with some gems and some punched snowflakes. 

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

Hiding in My Craft Room - 'any holiday'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'anything Christmas' 
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Corner Challenges - 'winter'
Moving Along With the Times - 'anything goes with Christmas'
Craft Rocket Challenges - 'winter time'
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - 'anything goes/Christmas paper'

Friday, 25 November 2016

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Whatever the Weather


A new challenge has just started on the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'whatever the weather'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

My card is one that I designed for my LC Designs class last weekend.  It's a shaped card using the very cute Dinkies 'Up, Up and Away' stamp which you can find here on the LC Designs website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and decoupaged the three balloons.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the clouds are from a die set from Joy Craft.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 'three of a kinds' (die cut clouds)
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Sunny Day Crafting - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'not a square or rectangle' (GDT)
ABC Challenge - 'T is for three' (die cut clouds)

New Alphabet Challenge - T is for Trees


There's a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog - we've reached the letter T and our theme this time is 'T is for trees'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

I've used the Dinkies 'Butterfly Tree' stamp from LC Designs - you can find it here on their website.  I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used some paper from Craft Creations.

The card blank I've used is also from LC Designs here on the website and I've finished the card with some punched butterflies and a punched flower.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes' 
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Always Use Rubber - 'things with wings'

Thursday, 24 November 2016

New CRAFT Challenge - Not a Card


 There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'not a card' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and
I'm sharing a post-it note pad that I made at the monthly stamp club I go to.  It's a great design and I was really pleased with the way the inside looks:


On the cover I used a stamp from LC Designs called 'Splishing and Splashing'.  I've used the stamped version which is not on the website at the moment but you can find the digi version here.

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

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