Thursday, 31 January 2013

Hedgehog Bookmark


This is a bookmark I made recently for a swap on one of the Yahoo groups I belong to.  I've used the very cute 'Hedgehogs in Squares' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  Instead of using the whole stamp, I've stamped and then cut out three of the squares from the design.  I also used red card, kraft and gingham paper and some Card Candi.  I then put it in a plastic bookmark sleeve and punched a hole at the bottom - the ribbon is from my stash coloured with my Poppy Promarker.

I'd like to enter my bookmark in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'anything but a card'
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 'anything goes with a ribbon'
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'animal antics'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'card/creation for a child'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'something old (stamp) and something new (plastic sleeve)'
Inky Impressions - 'bingo' (ribbon, red and flowers)

Black and White Nativity


A very simple card made using a die cut that from Crimson Cloud which I won recently in a blog challenge and a stamped sentiment from the Little Claire 'Silhouette Manger' which you can find here on their website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - 'anything goes with a die cut'
Anything Goes Challenge - 'monochrome'

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New Penny's Challenge - One for the Girls

Today we've got another brand new challenge for you at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'one for the girls'.


For this challenge, we've been sponsored by:

and


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

Both companies supplied the DT members with images so I've made two cards for the challenge.  My first (above) was made using a Sassy Studio Designs digi.  The paper is from a magazine give-away and I've used my new Cheery Lynn corner die plus some Card Candi, fancy border peel offs and two glittered flowers.  There are also little pearls in the corner die cuts. 

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

Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Love to Create - 'anything goes with a sentiment'
Sparkles Forum Challenges - 'die cuts and flowers'
 Happy Campers Craft Collective - 'flowers and something digital'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'for a girl' 
Crafts and Me Challenges - 'favourite embellishment' (Card Candi)
The Perfect Sentiment - 'anything goes with a die cut'

My second card was made using a digi from QKR Stampede:


Again, the paper is from a magazine give-away pack and I've added some flowers and Card Candi

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

Bearly Mind Challenges - 'hearts galore'
 Delicious Doodles - 'all you need is love'
ABC Challenges - 'valentines day'
I Love Promarkers - 'love is all around'
 Shopping Our Stash - 'love, hearts, valentines'

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Cute and Girly


A quick reminder this morning about my challenge on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - the theme I've chosen is 'cute and girly' and you still have another week left to enter.  You can find all the details here on my original challenge post.

For my card I've used one of the Nutcrafters 'Angel' digi stamps called 'Angel Cake' which you can find here on the website.  I've used some pink ink around the image and then a circle of Stickles (not very clear on the photo) on the outside edge.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'add sparkle'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'bling it on'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'lavishly luscious layers'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Love to Create - 'anything goes with a sentiment'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'things with wings'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'bling it up'
Oldie But Goodie - 'glitz and glam' (paper and pearls more than 6 months old)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'Y is for Yummy'

Monday, 28 January 2013

GDT Card for Forever Friends


This is the card I've made as a GDT member for the new challenge at Forever Friends.  The challenge is being sponsored by Pink Gem so we were asked if we would like to take part as GDT members.

The theme for the Forever Friends challenge is 'ribbons and/or lace' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Chloe in the Rain' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from a Country Companions pack and the ribbon, lace and pearls from my stash.

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

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - 'ribbon'
Crafts for Eternity - 'tic tac toe' (birthday, ribbon, circle)
Happy Campers Craft Collective - 'flowers and use something digital'
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 'hearts and flowers'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'hearts and flowers'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'girls, girls, girls'
Forever Friends - 'birthdays'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'for a girl'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'hearts'

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Something New


Here's my card for the new challenge on The Squirrel and the Fox challenge blog.  This fortnight our theme is 'something new' and we've been sponsored by The Digi Garden.  You can find all the details about the challenge here.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Ursula's Big Heart' which you can find here in Ursula's own special section of The Digi Garden website!  My 'something new' are the heart and corner dies I've used on the card.  The corner die was part of the amazing birthday blog candy prize I won recently from Teresa at My Crafty Heart.  The paper is from a magazine freebie booklet and the little sentiment is from my faithful old PSX stamps die cut with an X-Cut label die.

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

Craft Challenge - 'valentines day or love'
Delicious Doodles - 'all you need is love'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'inspiration photo'
Dream Valley - 'girls, girls, girls'
 Crafty Boots Challenge - 'new' (corner and heart dies)
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'new year, new goodies' (corner and heart dies)
 Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 'valentines'
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - 'circle'
Word Play Saturday - 'anything'

Saturday, 26 January 2013

New Pink Gem Challenge - Holidays


We have another new challenge for you this week on the Gem of a Challenge blog and this time our theme is 'holidays'.  You can find all the details of the challenge and see the gorgeous cards from the rest of The Gems here.

I decided to make a Christmas card using one of the very cute digi images from The Robin Set which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've glittered the snow on the main image and finished the card with gems and Card Candi.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - 'celebrate'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Cards and More Challenge Blog - 'ice and snow'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'lavishly luscious layers'
Love to Create - '3 favourite colours' (red, green and kraft)
Winter Wonderland - 'it takes two'
MilkCoffee Challenge - 'snow plus glitter'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'

Friday, 25 January 2013

Paper Pieced Christmas


Here's another card made with one of the stamps from the 'Merry Little Christmas' set from Clearly Besotted which I won recently in a blog challenge.  You can find the stamps here on their website.

I've paper pieced the tree using two shades of green gingham paper and then used label dies to cut out the image and a green mat.  The other layers are Bazzill card and I've finished the card with some peel off greetings and Card Candi.

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

Simon Says Stamp - 'paper piecing'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'clean and simple'
 Totally Stampalicious - 'paper piecing'
Creative Creations Challenge - 'keep it simple'
Christmas Card Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'recycled or use something free' (my stamp!)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Happy 40th Birthday


This is the card I made a couple of weeks ago for my cousin's 40th birthday.  The image is called 'Necktie Banner' and it's from Designed 2 Delight - you can find it here on their website.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and then layered on to kraft paper.

The circle sentiment is from the Little Claire 'Save the Date' stamp set which you can find here on their website.  The set contains four different circle greetings and separate numbers so you can create the sentiment you need for any card - a very clever idea.

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

Stamp 'n' Doodle - 'male themed birthday card'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'clean and simple'
The Crazy Challenge - 'no design paper'
ABC Challenges - 'happy birthday'
Creative Creations Challenge - 'keep it simple'
Stampavie and More - 'spots and stripes'
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - 'birthdays'

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Challenge at Penny's - Embossing, Wet or Dry


We've got another challenge on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog today and this week our theme is 'embossing - wet or dry'.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and 


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

I've used a gorgeous Saturated Canary digi stamp for my card - this one is called 'Blanche' and you can find her here on the website.  The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and I've added some ribbon and gems from my stash.

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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and black)
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'clean and simple'
Passion for Promarkers - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and black)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and black)
Creative Card Crew - 'girly'
Created with Love - 'anything goes'
Creative Creations Challenge - 'keep it simple'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'girls, girls, girls'
Totally Papercrafts - 'embossing'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Cute and Girly


It's my turn to host the Nutcrafters Challenge this fortnight and I've chosen the theme 'cute and girly' - nice and easy for everyone!  For all the details about the challenge plus what you can win, click here to see my post on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of my favourite Nutcrafters stamps and some paper from Making Memories.  The flowers and pearls are from my stash and the little sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  A little tip (which most people probably already know!) - I added the faux stitching to my die cut circle by place the die back over the shape and using the edge of the die as a guide.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Bearly Mine - 'tic tac toe' (lots of layers, pearls, stamped image, lace)
Top Tip Tuesday - 'lavishly luscious layers'
Sweet Stamps Blog - 'pearls and lace'
Created With Love - 'anything goes'
ABC Challenges - 'happy birthday'
In the Pink - 'luscious lace'

Monday, 21 January 2013

New Cutie Pie Blog Challenge - Use Three Textures


There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'use 3 textures'.

For this challenge we've been sponsored by:


and


You can find all the details of the challenge here on the Cutie Pie Blog.

The Design Team were given digi images from Just Some Lines to work with - I chose 'Big Hat Girls 2' which you can find here on the website.  The three textures I've used are dry embossing, lace and ribbon.

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

Sweet Stampin' - 'frills'
Totally Papercrafts - 'embossing'
Divas by Design - 'make it girlie'
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - 'one for the girls'
In the Pink - 'luscious lace'
Stampin for the Weekend - 'something girlie'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'use material/texture'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'use a digi'

Sunday, 20 January 2013

GDT Card for Here Come the Boys


Here's my first card as a GDT member at Here Come the Boys.  I don't tend to make many men's cards so I'm really looking forward to taking part.

The new challenge today is to make a card using this bingo board:


You can use any line, diagonal or the four corners and the prize on offer is a digi image from Tiddly Inks:


All the details of the challenge are on the Here Come the Boys blog here.

For my card I used the left hand vertical line - blue, die cuts and patterned paper.  The stamp I've used is called 'Maybe' from Little Claire and you can find it here on the website - it's part of the sale at the moment and is available for £2.00 instead of £5.50.  The sentiment stamp I've used is part of the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which you can find here on the website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've layered it with kraft paper.

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

Card Crafter's Circle - 'layers'
I Love Promarkers - 'layer it up'
Cards Galore - 'anything goes'
Fresh Brewed Monthly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sandy's Crafty Creations - 'anything goes using blue and/or white'
The Stamping Shack Blog - 'card for a child'
2 Sisters Blog Challenge - 'brown, white and blue'
Word Play Saturday - 'anything'

Saturday, 19 January 2013

It's All Black and White


No stamping on this card - it's all been die cut.  The medallion was cut with a lacé template and the butterfly with a Memory Box die.  The sentiments are peel offs and I've finished the card with some black Card Candi.

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

Unstampabelles - 'use one or more dies'
Card Makin Mamas - 'clean and simple'
Moving Along With the Times - 'birthday theme'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'black and white'
Cards Galore - 'anything goes'
The Crazy Challenge - 'without design paper'
Make My Monday - 'die cuts and punches'
Lady Anne's Challenges - 'anything goes'

Friday, 18 January 2013

Toadstool House from Pink Gem


There are lots of great new digi stamps on the Pink Gem website and this is one of them called 'Toadstool House' - you can find it here on the website.

I've used it to make a new home card - a very simple card but I wanted to showcase the beautiful image.  I've used red card, kraft and gingham paper with a couple of Card Candi to finish the card.

The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'At Home' set which you can find here on the website.

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

One Stop Craft Challenge - 'new beginnings'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'new beginnings'
I Love Promarkers - 'layer it up'
One Crazy Stamper - 'anything goes'
The Craft Garden - 'at least 50% red'
Unique Crafters Challenge - 'new beginnings'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'layers'
Simply Create Too - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Merry Little Christmas


Another Christmas card today.  This one was made using one of the stamps in the 'Merry Little Christmas' stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps which you can find here on their website.  I won the set in a challenge blog a few weeks ago and I love it.

The paper I've used on my card is from Lili of the Valley and I've layered it with some metallic silver paper.  The little sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I've added some metallic nail head gem stickers to finish the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
 
CRAFT Challenge - 'Christmas in January'
Papertake Weekly - 'baby it's cold outside'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'winter fun'
ABC Challenge - 'inspiration photo'
Pattie's Creations Challenge - 'fun in the snow'
Creative Card Crew - 'snow and ice'
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge - 'Rudolph is resting'
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 'snowmen'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'cold and frosty'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New Challenge at Penny's - Teddy Bears


Today we've got another new challenge for you on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and this week our theme is 'teddy bears'.  We've been sponsored by Stamp Fairy who provided the Design Team with a selection of gorgeous digi images to work with.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for all the details and the gorgeous cards made by the rest of the Design Team.

I've kept my card nice and simple - some Craft Creations paper layered on to black paper, a die cut sentiment and some Card Candi.

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

The Stamping Shack - 'child's play'
Bearly Mine Challenge - 'anything goes'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'fur or feathers'
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - 'get moving'
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Created With Love Challenges - 'critter birthday'
Card Making Mamas - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder


This is a quick half way reminder about the current challenge at Nutcrafters - 'Flowers and Lots of Them' - there's still plenty of time to enter and you can find all the details on the challenge blog here.

For my card I've used one of the stamps from the 'Birdsong' stamp set which you can find here on the Nutcrafters website.  I've paper pieced the bird house using kraft and pink gingham paper and then layered the image on to matching paper.  For the top and bottom edges I used my Threading Water punch on kraft paper and I coloured the little paper flowers to match the design and finished them with a little pink gem.

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

Make My Monday - 'die cuts/punches'
Craft Your Passion - 'gone country'
Word Play Saturday - 'anything'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use dies or punches'
Bearly Mine Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stamps - 'anything goes'
Lady Anne's Challenges - 'anything goes'
Totally Stampalicious - 'favourite colour trio' (pink, brown and white)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Hedgehogs in Squares


Here's a card I've made with the current Little Claire Stamp of the Month 'Hedgehogs in Squares'.  It's one of their older stamps but definitely one of my favourites and during January (or until stocks last) it's on offer for £4.50 rather than the original price of £6.50.  You can find it here on the Little Claire website and there's also a gallery of cards to give you lots of inspiration.

For my card, I stamped the image twice, cut out two of the squares and then attached them to the main image panel using foam pads.  I've used red gingham, kraft and Bazzill and then finished the card with two peel off greetings and some Card Candi.

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

2 Sisters Blog Challenge - 'celebrations'
Charisma Cardz - 'happy birthday'
Papercrafting Journey - 'anything goes'
Inky Impressions - 'add a sentiment'
Word Play Saturday - 'anything'
Forever Friends Fornightly Challenge - 'your favourite embellishments' (Card Candi)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 13 January 2013

New Challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes


We've got another new challenge for your today on The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog and this time our theme is nice and easy - anything goes!

You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

We've been sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and the Design Team were provided with some cute little images to work with - I chose this little guy and made a very simple baby boy card.  I used a Craftwork Cards scalloped card for my base and then blue Bazzill and gingham paper from Craft Creations.  I coloured the Card Candi to match the colours I used on the little blocks.

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

Digital Tuesday Challenge - 'new beginnings'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'fur or feathers'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'new beginnings'
MilkCoffee Challenge - 'new beginnings'
 2 Sisters Blog Challenge - 'celebrations'
Wags and Whiskers - 'celebrations'
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'new beginnings'

Saturday, 12 January 2013

New Little Claire Challenge - Sketch and Flowers


There's a new challenge on the Little Claire blog today and this month we've got a great sketch for you and we also want to see floral images as part of the sketch.  Here's the sketch:


All the details about the challenge are on the Little Claire blog here and this is the prize for the winner:

The winner will receive the original 'Changing Tree' stamp set which comes with three sets of embellishments and also two extra sets of embellishments to use with the tree base - 'Baking' and 'Education'.  The Changing Tree stamp is a really useful one - you can decorate it as you want with the little embellishment stamps meaning that your card will be completely unique!

For my card I used the 'Daisy Pitcher' stamp which you can find here on the website and the sentiment from the 'Seascape' set which you can find here.  I used paper from Little Claire here and here and kraft paper which you can find here.  The punch I've used is the threading water one from
 Fiskars and I've finish the card with white Card Candi.

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

Moving Along With the Times - 'floral delights'
Stamp n Doodle - 'something neglected' (my punch)
Inky Impressions Challenge - 'add a sentiment'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use dies or punches'
Totally Gorjuss - 'spotty'
Delicious Doodles - 'anything goes using favourite colours' (red and kraft)

Pink Gem Challenge Reminder - New Beginnings


 Here's my card for the challenge reminder post over at A Gem of a Challenge where our current theme is 'New Beginnings'.  You can find all the details about the challenge plus our Design Team Call here on the challenge blog and the challenge reminder post is here.

For my card, I've used the 'Baby Boy Bundle' digi stamp which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The stopper of my easel card is the 'Keep Calm It's a Baby Boy' digi stamp which you can find here on the website.  I've used blue Bazzill card and paper from Craft Creations.

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

Inky Impressions - 'add a sentiment'
Digital Tuesday Challenge - 'new beginnings'
Papertake Weekly - 'happy new ... baby'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'new beginnings'
My Time to Craft - 'all about new'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'new beginnings'
Sweet Stampin' - 'it's time for some gingham'
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'shape it up'

Friday, 11 January 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland


 I've got a Little Claire card to share today - I made it using the 'Village Scene' stamp which you can find here on their website.  The circular sentiment stamp is also from Little Claire and is part of 'Christmas Sentiments' set which you can find here.

The paper I've used is from Lili of the Valley and I've layered it with blue Bazzill card, some Card Candi and self adhesive clear gems.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Perfect Sentiment - 'winter wonderland'
Creative Card Crew - 'snow and ice'
Love to Create Challenge - 'winter wonderland'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'cold and frosty'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'Santa's gone into hiding'
Crafts and Me Challenge - 'winter wonderland'

Thursday, 10 January 2013

It's Your Birthday!


This is the card I made for my cousin's little boy's birthday last week.  The digi is a Bugaboo one that I won from a challenge prize and I die but the image and the kraft layer underneath.  The blue paper is from Craft Creations and the little die cut message from Craftwork Cards.
 
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
 
Cute Card Thursday - 'beat the blues'
Charisma Cardz - 'happy birthday'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'anything goes'
 Crafting for All Seasons - 'something new' (my digi)
 Inky Impressions - 'add a sentiment'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use dies or punches'
Stampin for the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Creative Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
OLLCB - 'happy birthday'


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Challenge at Penny's - Anything Goes


We've got another new challenge for you on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes'.

For this challenge we've been sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and StampArt Design.  The Design Team were given digi images from StampArt Design to work with and I choose this cute little guy - the digi is called 'Little Bear Watering Can Friend'.  The paper I've used is from DCWV layered with kraft and blue card and the little sentiment die cut is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Tammy's Scrapin Corner - 'manly cards'
Lexi's Creations - 'anything goes'
Celebrate the Occasion - 'boy's birthday - use blue'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use dies or punches'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'fur or feathers'
Creative Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - 'furry friends'
Inky Impressions - 'add a sentiment'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Lots of Flowers


It's the first Nutcrafters blog challenge of the New Year and our theme is 'flowers and lots of them'.  You can find all the details and see the cards from my fellow Design Team members here on the challenge website.

For my card I've used the 'Help It Grow' stamp from Nutcrafters which you can find here on the Nutcrafters website.  The paper I've used is from a free magazine pad and I've finished the card with a little tag sentiment from Craftwork Cards and two paper flowers coloured with Promarkers.

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

Lexi's Creations - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'nature'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use dies or punches'
Creative Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
Inky Impressions - 'add a sentiment'

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Meet Ursula


I've got another Digi Garden card to share today and this time it's one made with another of the new digi stamps, 'Ursula Holding a Heart'.  You can find it here on the website - Ursula has her very own section there!

I've used some paper from the Dovecraft Back to Basics III pack layered up with kraft.  The little sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I used some Cool Peri Adirondack ink round the image to give it some extra colour.

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

Lexi's Creations - 'anything goes'
OLLCB - 'happy birthday'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Inky Impressions Challenges - 'anything goes'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use dies or punches' (circle, scalloped circle and corner dies)
Papertake Weekly - 'Happy New ... Stash' (new digi)
Tuesday Throwdown - 'shiny and new' (new digi)

Monday, 7 January 2013

New Cutie Pie Sketch Challenge


It's the first challenge of the New Year at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and we've got a great sketch for you to follow:


Our challenge is sponsored by Birdie Brown and Mulberry Crafts and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Birdie Brown supplied some gorgeous digi images for the Design Team to use and I've used one of them for my card.  The paper I've used is all from Craft Creations and the flower is a punched one.  The ribbon is from my stash and I've even attempted a (sort of!) bow!!

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

Totally Gorjuss - 'anything goes with a ribbon'
Forever Friends - 'anything goes'
2 Sisters Blog Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crazy for Challenges - 'ribbons and bows'
Alphabet Challenge - 'spots and stripes'
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - 'flowers and ribbon'

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Nitwit Christmas


I made this card from a sheet of Nitwit decoupage I bought just before Christmas but didn't get round to using - it's all die cut and fits together really easily because it's such a big design.  There's glitter on the decoupage although it's not easy to see in the photo - his antlers, nose and hooves are sparkly.

The backing paper I have used is from a Nitwit pack that was with a magazine last year and I finished it off with some red Bazzill card, Card Candi and a die cut message from Craftwork Cards.  

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

Crafting When We Can - 'favourite things' (Bazzill and Card Candi)
2 Sisters Blog Challenge - 'anything goes'
Delicious Doodles - 'sparkle and shine'
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Natalie and Amy's Blog - 'your favourite things' (Bazzill and Card Candi)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'Santa has gone in to hiding'
Crimbo Crackers - 'decoupage'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Z is for zoo animals'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Cherish, Hugs, Dream ATCs


These are some ATCs I've made with the current Little Claire club stamp 'Cherish, Hugs, Dream' which you can find here on the website.  

I stamped the main image and added the small butterfly to fill in the gap on the left hand side of the design.  Then I cut it in to three pieces and coloured one piece pink, one piece blue and one piece purple - I've put them back in the correct order in the photo.  I used up some scraps of paper and Bazzill to make the ATCs and have finished them with some black self adhesive gems.

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

Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'what's new' (new stamps)
Allsorts Challenge - 'clean and simple'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'something new' (stamps)
Loves Rubberstamps - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'new' (new stamps)
Bearly Mine Challenges - 'something old (papers and card) and something new (stamps)'
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
My Mum's Craftshop - 'anything goes'
Flutterby Wednesday - 'in with the new' (my stamp)
Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'

Friday, 4 January 2013

Snow Cute from Pink Gem


I'm still making Christmas cards!  I say it every January but my plan is to make them throughout the year so I don't have to rush in December - let's see how long that lasts!!

This card was made with one of the images from the Pink Gem 'Snow Cute' set which you can find here on the website.  If you like the look of this one or any of the other Pink Gem images, there are some great offers in the sale on the website at the moment.

The paper I've used is from an old Dovecraft pack and the sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Crafty Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge - 'with love at Christmas'
Cards und More - 'Christmas Eve'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'there's no business like snow business'
Simply Create Too - 'let it snow'

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Molly's Pretty Dress - New from The Digi Garden


A great range of new digi images was added to The Digi Garden website on 1 January - there are some gorgeous designs on there and they are lovely to work with.  Have a look here on the website for all the new images.

I've made my card with one of the new images called 'Molly's Pretty Dress'.  The papers I've used are from Echo Park and the sentiment from Hero Arts.

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

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'something new' (New Year and new digi)
Stamp n Doodle - 'new beginnings'
Creative Inspirations - 'celebration''
By the Cute and Girly - 'cute and girly'
Passion for Promarkers - 'new beginnings'
Emergency Crafters - 'New Year's Resolution' (I've had the Echo Park paper I used more than a year)
Paperplay Challenges - 'celebration'
My Hear Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - 'getting girly'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'new beginnings'

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Use Your Favourite Embellishments - New Challenge at Penny's


It's the first challenge of the New Year at Penny's and our theme this week is 'use your favourite embellishments'.  For me that's Card Candi (of course!!) and die cut messages.

We've been sponsored this week by Bugaboo and The Digi Garden.  The image I've used is from Bugaboo and it's called 'Deacon Bugs'.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the die cut message from Craftwork Cards.

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

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

Paper Makeup Stamps - 'anything goes with a digi'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'celebrate'
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Here Come the Boys - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
My Mum's Craft Shop - 'anything goes'
The Crazy Challenge - 'easel cards'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'celebrate'

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New from Little Claire - Cherish, Hugs, Dream


Happy New Year to everyone!

As well as being the start of a new year, it's the start of a new month and that means a brand new club stamp from Little Claire - you will love this month's design!

It's the gorgeous 'Cherish, Hugs, Dream':


You can find all the details about the set plus see the gallery of creations from the Design Team here on the Little Claire website.

For my first card (above) I stamped the main design and then die cut it with an oval die.  I've used purple card and lilac gingham paper and added peel off greetings.


For this second card, I used a black and white colour scheme.  I stamped the main image again and cut it in to three pieces.  The backing paper is from Papermania and the ribbon from my stash.

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

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'your favourite things' (Card Candi)
Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Allsorts Challenge - 'it's as plain as black and white' (second card)
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'something old, something new' (first card - new stamp and old paper)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'celebrate'
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

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