Thursday, 28 February 2013

Birthday Tag Card


This is a card made with another of the stamps I won recently from Elphine House - 'Tommy Splashing Puddles' which you can find here on their website.  I die cut the tag base for the image and have then layered it up with some papers from Craft Creations.

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

Crafts and Me Challenge - 'dies or punches' (tag die)
Stampavie and More - 'tag it'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'tags or have one on your card'
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - 'make it manly'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'tag you're it'
Elphine House - 'let's hear it for the boys'
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'just add water'

Christmas Cutie!


Another Christmas card to share today.  This one was made using one of the cute little stamps from the 'Merry Everything' set from Clearly Besotted which I won a little while back - you can find the stamp set here on their website.

The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've used the word 'Christmas' from a Kaisercraft stamp set.  I've accented his little nose with Glossy Accents.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'D is for designed paper'
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - 'clean and simple'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'one word is sufficient'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'
Inky Impressions Challenges - 'a splash of red'
My Heart Pieces - 'use your 3 favourite things' (gems, Card Candi and die cut shape)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

New Penny's Challenge - Use Your Favourite Colour


We've got another challenge for you today at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'use your favourite colour' - another easy one!

This week we're sponsored by:

and
and

 For all the details about the challenge and to see the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT, have a look here.

For my card I've used one of the beautiful images from Sassy Studio Designs and, you've guessed it, my favourite colour is pink!  The background paper I've used is an old sheet from Kanban and I've layered it with some black paper.

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

Bearly Mine Challenges - 'anything goes'
 Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Make My Monday - 'pink and black'
Nana Vic's Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

New from Little Claire - Day 3


 I'm back today with some cards made with the last two new releases from Little Claire.  The first one is 'Tulip Cat' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

Here's the same stamp with a grey cat and a pink colour scheme:


And lastly, the 'Horse' stamp which you can find here on the website:



On the second card, I've also used one of the rosettes and one of the 'tails' from 'Georgina's Rosettes' which you can find here on the website and also one of the sentiments from the 'Sunshine Sentiments' set which is currently on offer here on the website.

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

Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - 'layer it up' (first card)
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'inspired by a song' (first card - 'Happy Days are Here Again')
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'animals' (first card)
Bearly Mine Challenges - 'anything goes' (first card)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes' (first card)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything goes' (first card)
Divas by Design - 'anything goes' (first card)
The Paper Shelter - 'animal magic'
Fab'n'Funky - 'pastel colours' (second card)
Flutterby Wednesdays - '3 or more layers' (first card)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

New from Little Claire - Day 2


 Welcome to Day 2 of my cards made with the new stamp releases from Little Claire.  Today's stamp is called 'Butterfly Blossom' and it's available here on the website.  I think it's probably my favourite of all the new stamps - it's such a useful design and suitable for lots of different occasions.


On my second card (above) I've stamped the main design on to kraft paper and then coloured the image with Promarkers.  I really like the different result you get from stamping on kraft instead of white card as in the first photo.

I'll be back tomorrow with the final new releases from Little Claire.

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

Sweet Stampin - 'mother's day or for a special lady' (first card)
Paper Creators Crafts - 'flowery delights'
Delicious Doodles - 'flowers for spring'
Totally Papercrafts - 'hope for spring'
Perfects Sentiments Challenge - 'floral fantasia'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'flower power'
Created With Love Challenge - 'bright and cheery' (first card)
Eureka Stamps - 'flower power'
Celebrate the Occasion - 'girl's birthday - must use pink' (second card)

Monday, 25 February 2013

New from Little Claire - Day 1 and a Competition


Welcome to Day 1 of my cards showcasing the new stamps which have just been added to the Little Claire website.  There's a lovely selection of designs - some really cute ones and a gorgeous floral design coming up tomorrow too.

Today's first new stamp is called 'Little Doggies' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  For my card card (above) I've used some red and white spotted paper, red ribbon and photo corners.  I stamped some extra flowers on the ground in front of the dogs using one of the little flowers which is part of the stamp design.


Next a blue card using the same stamp and also one of the sentiment stamps from the 'Sunshine Sentiments' set which you can find here on the Little Claire website - it's currently on offer as part of the Little Claire sale.


Today's other new release is called 'Girl Cat' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.


On my second card I've used also used the row of cross stitches from 'Georgina's Buttons and Stitching Stamp Set' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

A CHANCE TO WIN!

Head over to the Little Claire blog here for some more information about the stamps plus some gorgeous cards from the rest of the Design Team.  There's also a chance to win the two new stamp releases from today.

Simply leave a comment on the post on the Little Claire blog before 10am tomorrow, 26 February and two winners will be drawn at random - simple!

I'll have some more cards to share tomorrow made with another of the beautiful new releases.

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

Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'use ribbon or twine' (first card)
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'animals' (second card)
Cute Card Thursday - 'simplify' (third card)
Inky Impressions Challenge - 'favourite colour combo' (red and kraft)
I Love Promarkers - 'four legged friends' (first card)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'add a sentiment' (third card)
Totally Gorjuss - 'happy' (first card)
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'flower power' (first card)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Fairytale, Whimsical, Fantasy


Today we've got another new challenge for you on The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog.  This time our theme is 'Fairytale, Whimsical, Fantasy' and we're sponsored by Make It Crafty:


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

The Design Team were able to choose an image from Make It Crafty to use for our cards - not an easy choice when you see the range of gorgeous images on offer!  I chose the beautiful 'Carriage of Love' which you can find here on the Make It Crafty website.  I've glittered some of the image with Stickles and also added some lace and pink gems.  The little sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Paper Crafting Journey - 'bingo' (lace, gems, sentiment)
In the Pink Challenge - 'pink and bling'
Bearly Mine Challenges - 'lace, ribbon or twine'
Craft Your Passion - 'all that glitters'
Love to Create - 'all that glitters'
Unique Crafters - 'lace'
Polkadoodles - 'fantasy/fairy tale'

Saturday, 23 February 2013

New Pink Gem Challenge - Add a Bow


We've got another new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge and this week our theme is 'add a bow'.  You can find all the details about the challenge plus details of the prizes on offer here on the challenge site.

For my card I've used the gorgeous 'Chloe in Heart PJs' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the purple metallic cardstock is some that I found in my stash when I had a recent tidy up!  The ribbon is white sheer from my stash and I've also added a little die cut sentiment and some pearls and a little flower embellishment.

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

Bearly Mine Challenges - 'lace, ribbon or twine'
Creative Card Crew - 'birthday'
Sweet Stamps - 'sweet and simple'
No Matter Which Challenge - 'ribbons and bows'
Sweet'n'Sassy Digi Challenge - 'for a child'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'make it cute'
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'for the kids'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'mother's day or for a special lady'

Friday, 22 February 2013

Changing Tree from Little Claire


I'm back today with two more cards made with some of the latest stamp releases from Little Claire.

Today's cards are made with two of the new 'Changing Tree' stamp sets.  To use the sets you'll need the original 'Changing Tree' set which you can find here on the Little Claire site - that contains the tree base which you can then use with all the embellishment sets.

For my first card (above) I've used the 'Changing Tree Baking' set which you can find here - the set contains a rolling pin, oven gloves, two cookie cutters, weighing scale, cake mix box, wooden spoon and cup cake.  I've also used some of the embellishments from the orignal set to add to my 'tree'.


For my second card I used the 'Changing Tree Education' set which you can find here on the website.  This set contains a wise owl, bundle of books, bundle of pencils, mortar board, apple and star - I've used the mortar board and apple to create a separate strip down one side of the card and added a sentiment from 'Georgina's Rosettes' which you can find here on the website.

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

Stamp 'n' Doodle - 'anything goes'
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'birthday' (first card)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'make it girly' (first card)
Card Makin Mamas - 'it's birthday time' (first card)

North Pole Robins


Here's my second post for today - a Christmas card made with the lovely Pink Gem 'North Pole Robins' which you can find here on the website.  The paper I've used is from Lili of the Valley and I've layered it with some red card.

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

Created With Love - 'things that fly'
Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - 'anything goes'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'winter card with snow'
Digi Haven - 'snow/snowflakes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'D is for designer paper'
Christmas Sweet Stampin - 'snowflakes'
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Pink Elephants and the Little Claire Sale


This is a card I made recently using one of my favourite Little Claire stamps 'Elephants in Squares' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

LITTLE CLAIRE SALE

This stamp is part of the Little Claire Sale together with lots of other great stamps, some paper pads, a selection of the Riverbank Revels goodies and various colours of tag cards.  There are some really good reductions so have a look here at the sale section to grab a bargain!

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

I Love Promarkers - 'four legged friends'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - 'floral fantasia'
Forever Friends - 'animals or butterflies or birds'
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - 'bright colours' (stamp is more than 6 months old)
Stamp'n'doodle - 'anything goes'
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
Happy Campers Craft Collective - 'use a favourite stamp'

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

New Challenge at Penny's - Anything Goes


It's challenge time again at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes' - always a popular one!

We've got some great prizes on offer - our sponsors for this challenge are:




For all the challenge details and to see the cards created by my fellow Design Team members, click here to go to the challenge blog.

I've used one of the gorgeous Crafty Sentiments Designs digi stamps on my card together with some Craft Creatios papers.

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

Inky Impressions Challenge - 'favourite colour combo' (red and kraft)
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Loves Rubber Stamps - 'lots of layers'
Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'make it girly'
Simply Create Too - 'for a female'
Stampavie and More - 'lots of layers'
Cards in Envy - 'polka dots or strips'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Lemon and Lilac


This is my card for the new challenge on the Nutcrafters blog - this time we have a colour theme for you which is 'lilac and lemon'.  They're not colours that I would normally use together and I rarely use any shade of yellow on my cards so I'm still not sure about this card!

For all the details about the challenge, please click here to go to the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the 'Cycle Ride' digi stamp which is available here on the wesbite.  My paper is from Craft Creations and I've layered it with some yellow and lilac Bazzill.

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

Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'out of your comfort zone' (my colour combo!)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'make it girly'
Simply Create Too - 'for a female'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'hobbies' (cycling)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Create and Craft Pick of the Week - Card Creations Plus Part 2


Today I'm sharing three more cards and a little calendar made with the current Create and Craft Pick of the Week 'Gemstone Fairies' from Card Creations Plus.

It's a beautiful CD rom with two separate discs and a gorgeous range of fairies with lots of different cards to create.

Here are two more of the cards I made:




and finally a little calendar:


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

Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'all that glitters' (third card)
Create With Love Challenges - 'things that fly' (second card)
OLLCB - 'sparkle and shine' (second card)
Crafting When We Can - 'birthstones' (amethyst on the first card)
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'things with wings' (first card)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'A is for anything with wings' (first card)
Card Crafter's Circle - 'paint the town red' (second card)

Monday, 18 February 2013

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Pretty Pastels


Today we've got another new challenge for you on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'pretty pastels'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog and also see all the gorgeous cards made by fellow DT members.
 
For this challenge we are sponsored by:
 
 
and
 
 
For my card I've used a digi from Milk Coffee called 'Charlotte Walks With Poodle' which you can find here on the Milk Coffee website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
 
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'favourite colour combo' (pink and kraft/brown)
Shopping Our Stash - 'they say it's your birthday'
Card Making Mamas - 'birthday'
Simply Create Too - 'for a female'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'make it cute'
I Love Promarkers - 'one for the girls'
Creative Creations Challenges - 'inspired by a song' (Puppy Love)
Eureka Stamps - 'inspired by a song' (Puppy Love)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'make it girly'

Sunday, 17 February 2013

GDT Card for Here Come the Boys - Lots of Layers


This is my third card as a GDT member for the Here Come the Boys Challenge and this time the theme is 'lots of layers'.  You can find all the details of the challenge and see the cards from the DT here on the blog.

The challenge is being sponsored by:


who are offering a lovely selection of charms to the winner.

For my card I've used 'DIY' from Little Claire which you can find here on the website and also one of the 'Dictionary Definition' stamps which you can find here.

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

Stampavie and More - 'lots of layers'
Cards Galore Challenges - 'one for the men'
 My Time to Craft - 'men only'
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - 'hobbies' (DIY)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - 'use kraft'
Totally Gorjuss - 'for your men'
Raise the Bar - 'anything goes'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'paint the town red'

Introducing Daisy ....


I was recently lucky enough to win two gorgeous stamps from Elphine House as a prize from one of the blog challenges I had entered and they arrived yesterday morning.  Lynne, who sent them to me, enclosed a lovely card telling me about their challenge blog and yesterday when I had a quick look I spotted that their current challenge theme is 'hearts and ribbons' and decided to make a card for it.

So here is my card using the beautiful 'Daisy Hugging Dolly' which I think is a beautiful stamp.  I've used two different heart papers from Craft Creations and some sheer red ribbon.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'ribbon and bling'
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'favourite colour combo' (red and brown/kraft)
Shopping Our Stash - 'they say it's your birthday'
Card Making Mamas - 'birthday'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'paint the town red'
Simply Create Too - 'for a female'
I Love Promarkers - 'one for the girls'
Elphine House Blog - 'ribbons and hearts'

Saturday, 16 February 2013

New Little Claire Blog Challenge - Love and Romance


Today we've got a new challenge for you on the Little Claire Blog and this month our theme is 'Love and Romance'.  All the challenge details plus the cards from my fellow DT members can be found here on the blog.

There's a great prize on offer this month too:

 
For my card I've used the very cute 'Bert and Mary on Swing' from the Cutie Patootie range which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I've also used one of the sentiments from the 'Room With a View - Wedding' set which you can find here.

The paper I've used is from a magazine freebie pad and I've layered it with kraft paper.  I finished the card with some punched hearts and pearls and also some little paper flowers.

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

Stamp Your Life - 'anything love'
Moving long With the Times - 'love is in the air'
Sincerely Yours Creations - 'valentine/love'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'make it cute'
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - 'love actually'
Wags'n'Whiskers Stamps - 'love'
Emergency Crafters - 'romance'
One Crazy Stamper - 'love'
The Stamp Spot - 'hearts'
Hanna and Friends - 'pink and brown'

Friday, 15 February 2013

Create and Craft Pick of the Week - Card Creations Plus


This week's new 'Pick of the Week' on Create and Craft is a great double CD-rom from Card Creations Plus called .......  The shows started at 12 noon today and as well as the gorgeous CD packed full of designs, backing papers etc, there are also lots of other great products on offer.

I made a total of eight sample items from the CD-roms and will share some of them today and the rest during the next week.

On my first card (above) I used the 'image spray' feature on the CD to create my own backing paper and also added silver holographic highlights to the card.


Next a card using one of the beautiful lace papers on the CD - there's a range of colours and they will be useful with these images and more generally for card makers too.

Finally for today a bookmark made with one of the special book mark toppers - I've shown both sides in the photo below.  I coloured the ribbon with a Promarker to match the design.



I'll be back next week with some more samples.

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

Cute Card Thursday - 'an eye for detail' (second card)
Charisma Cardz - 'anything goes' (first card)
Hotshot Craft - 'anything but a card' (bookmark)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'a is for anything with wings' (first card)
Forever Friends - 'anything goes'

Little Claire Blog Project - Changing Tree


Today it's my turn to post the weekly blog project on the Little Claire blog and I've chosen to make a card using one of the newly released stamp sets 'Changing Tree Man'.  You can find all the details plus a step by step guide to making the card above on the Little Claire blog here.


 I also made a tag card using just the embellishment stamps.

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

Party Time Tuesdays - '3 and 3' (second card - three panels)
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes' (first card)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - make a tag or add a tag (second card)
Pile It On - 'shaped cards' (second card)
Crafting When We Can - 'cards for boys'
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'circular easels' (first card)
Charisma Cardz - 'anything goes'
Cards Galore - 'one for the men'

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Cute as a Button - Gems of Inspiration


Today I'm sharing a card that I've just posted on the 'Gems of Inspiration' blog here.  I made it using one of the gorgeous new digi sets from Pink Gem called 'Cute Buttons' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.

As soon as I saw this button heart garland, I immediately thought of red gingham and kraft paper!  I coloured the garland and sentiment with Promarkers and then raised the sentiment with foam pads in the middle of the garland.

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

Crafting by Designs - 'here's my heart'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'love and/or hearts'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'bingo' (digi, red and heart)
Great Impressions - 'have a heart'
Dilly Beans Challenge - 'hearts'
I Love Promarkers - 'one for the girls'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'all about love'
Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'feelin the love'
Sincerely Yours Creations - 'valentine/love'
My Heart Pieces - 'my heart is for you'

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

New Penny's Challenge - Use Your Favourite Colour Combination


We've got another new challenge for you at Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'use your favourite colour combination'.

For this challenge we've been sponsored by:


and


For my card (above) I've used an image from The Paper Shelter called 'Enchanted Love' which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a magazine freebie pad and I've layered with with kraft to give my favourite colour combination of pink and brown.

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

The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog - 'love is in the air'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'valentine card'
Craft Your Passion - 'my valentine'
Shopping Our Stash - 'use your oldest bling' (I've had these pink gemstones for ages!)
In the Pink Challenge - 'pink valentine'
Papertake Weekly - 'hearts and flowers'
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - 'pink and brown'
Divas by Design - 'love and romance'
The Paper Shelter - 'be my valentine'

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