Tuesday, 30 April 2013

New Inky Impressions Release - Lizzie's Little Bundle of Joy


Today I'm joining the Inky Impressions Design Team to showcase a special new release for Mother's Day - the gorgeous and very cute Lizzie the panda with her little panda baby!  You can find the digi stamp here on the Inky Impressions website.  Have a look here on the challenge blog to see the beautiful cards from the Design Team.

I've used some Craft Creations paper for my card layered with some Bazzill and white card.  I used a heart punch and my Martha Stewart border punch for the little double heart and my single hole punch to add the little dots to the scallops on the bottom of the card.

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

Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'stripes or dots'
Stampin for the Weekend - 'use die cuts and/or punches'
Love to Create - 'punches and/or dies'
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - 'lots of layers'
Dilly Beans Challenge - 'think pink'
QKR Stampede - 'favourite things' (Promarkers and Card Candi)
Passion for Promarkers - 'to die for'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'all about animals' 
Party Time Tuesday - 'anything goes'

Monday, 29 April 2013

New from Little Claire - Poppies and Family Ted


There are two great new stamps on the Little Claire website this morning.

First of all, the beautiful 'Poppies' stamp which you can find here.  Perfect for lots of different occasions and a really nice stamp to colour too.  For my card (above) I've used a card blank from Craft Creations and some gingham paper plus a die cut from the Spellbinders Lacey Squares set.

Next there's the very cute 'Family Ted' stamp which you can find here on the website.  To make my card, I stamped the image on to kraft paper, highlighted some parts of it with Promarkers and then cut it out and matted it on to white card. 


There's also a competition on the Little Claire blog here:

Competition Time!
There are two lots of these two new stamps to give away, so if you would like the chance to win yourself a new Poppy and Family Ted stamp just leave a comment on the Little Claire blog here letting us know what your favourite flower is  and Little Claire will draw two lucky winners early next week (w/c 06 May '13).
 

 Good luck!

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

Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'stripes or dots'
Great Impressions - 'pastels and/or polka dots'
Wages 'n' Whiskers - 'May flowers'
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
My Time to Craft - 'use kraft'

New Cutie Pies Challenge - Lots of Layers


Today we've got another new challenge for you on The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge and this time we want to see cards with lots of layers.  Have a look here for all the details of the challenge and to see the cards from my fellow Design Team members.

We've been sponsored by:

and


For my card I've used a really sweet digi image from Cedar Chest Designs called 'Shy Alice' - you can find her here.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and my sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to get the little red hearts.

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

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'monochromatic'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'monochromatic'
Sweet Stamps Blog - 'use three of something' (die cut photo corners)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'make your mark'
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - 'lots of layers'

Sunday, 28 April 2013

New Little Claire Die Cuts Part 4


Today I'm sharing two more cards made with images from the brand new Little Claire die cut sheets.  

These two cards were made with images from the 'Trees' sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website:

A4 Die Cut Sheet - Six Trees

More great images and perfect for quick cards.

On my first card I've used two stamped buttons from 'Georgina's Buttons and Stitching' stamp set which you can find here and the sentiment from 'Man Squares' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.


On this second card, I've used a sentiment from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which you can find here on the website.

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

Card Crafter's Circle - 'masculine cards' 
Simply Create Too - 'all about babies' 
Moving Along With the Times - 'baby'
Crazy for Challenges - 'baby'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'literally anything goes'
Charisma Cardz - 'polka dots'
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'free for all'

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Exciting News!


I'm very excited to be joining the Inky Impressions team this month as a guest design team member!!

I'll be taking part in the challenges during the month starting next week and might also have something extra to share next week too!  There are some gorgeous digis in the Inky Impressions store and I'm luck enough to have been given some to work with.

There's a little bit about me on the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog here and I'll be sharing my first GDT card next week.



Friday, 26 April 2013

New Little Claire Die Cuts Part 3


I'm back today with two more cards made with images from one of the new Little Claire Die Cut Sheets.  These images are from the 'Boys and Girls' sheet:

A4 Die Cut Sheet - Boys & Girls 

You can find the sheet here on the Little Claire website.   There are some really cute images on this sheet and they're perfect for making quick and easy cards.


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

The Stamp Spot - 'masculine cards' (second card)
Charisma Cardz - 'polka dots' (first card)
Aud Sentiments Designs - 'happy birthday'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'no stamps allowed'
Card for Men - 'anything goes' (second card)
Card Crafter's Circle - 'masculine cards' (second card)
Country View Crafts Challenges - 'butterflies' (second card)
Sarah Hurley Challenges - 'projects with character'

Thursday, 25 April 2013

ATCs - The Smile I Bring


These are three ATCs that I've made using this month's club stamp set from Little Claire - 'The Smile I Bring'.  You can find the set here on the Little Claire website.

The ATCs are very simple - the main images and sentiment from the set plus some dark brown card and paper from Craft Creations.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - 'make your mark'
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - 'the great outdoors'
Deep Ocean Challenge - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
Eureka Stamps - 'animal catwalk'
Charisma Cardz - 'polka dots'

New Little Claire Die Cuts - Part 2


Today I've got two more cards to share made with images from another of the new Little Claire die cut sheets.  These two cards are from the 'Garden Shelves' die cut sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

A4 Die Cut Sheet - Garden Shelves

There's a beautiful selection of images on the sheet - some you will recognise but one of which is a preview of one of the new stamp designs coming out very soon!


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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'anything goes'
Celebrate the Occasion - 'CAS' (second card)
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'passion for flowers'
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'E is for Emerald'
Crafts for Eternity - 'April showers bring spring flowers'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'things with wings' (second card)
Sparkles Forum Challenges - 'hearts' (first card)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


Today we've got another new challenge for you at Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes' - a nice and easy one for everyone!

We've got three sponsors for our challenge:


and



and



For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here at the challenge blog.

The Design Team were given images from the sponsors to work with and for my card I used 'All Tied Up' from QKR Stampede which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've layered it with some blue Bazzill and some kraft paper.  I've finished the card with some black self adhesive gems and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Paper Makeup Stamps - 'animal friends'
Eureka Stamps - 'animal catwalk'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'all about bears'
Passion for Promarkers - 'animals'
Cards for Men - 'anything goes'
Digital Tuesdays - 'birthdays'
The Paper Shelter - 'for the boys'
I Love Promarkers - 'square card with something round'

New Little Claire Die Cuts - Part 1



Six brand new die cut sheets have just been added to the Little Claire website and over the next few days I'll be showcasing each of them together with some cards made from the designs.  The die cut sheets are perfect if you love Little Claire stamps but want a quick card - there's no stamping or colouring involved.  Each sheet has six designs and sells for just £1 making them great value - there's also a special offer of any six sheets for £5!

The sheet that I'm showcasing today is called 'Three Geese':


You can find the sheet here on the Little Claire website - some of my favourite Little Claire Christmas designs are on there.

My first card (above) uses the 'Deck the Horns' image with some Dovecraft paper and a sentiment from the 'Sentiments Christmas' set which you can find here on the Little Claire website. 

  
My second card uses the postbox image from the 'Delivering Christmas Wishes' stamp set, another of my favourites.  I've used some paper from Craft Creations and another sentiment from the 'Sentiments Christmas' set.

I'll have some more die cut cards to share tomorrow.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'red and green must be seen'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Through the Craftroom Door - 'anything goes'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'ornaments' (first card)
Dream Valley Challenges - 'things with wings' (second card)
Crafting for All Seasons - 'no stamps allowed'
ABC Christamas Challenge - 'holiday helper' (first card)
Cards in Envy - 'things with wings' (second card)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder


Just a little reminder about our current challenge on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - our theme is 'anything goes' so a nice easy one for everyone.  You can find all the details here in the original post on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the new Nutcrafters digi images which will be available to buy very soon.  The papers I've used are from a magazine freebie pack and I've added some lace and die cut corners to finish my card.

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

Lexi's Creations - 'use lace and/or ribbon'
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - 'the great outdoors'
Bearly Mine Challenges - 'digi days'
Great Impressions Challenge - 'pastel colours and/or polka dots'
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'spring fever'
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge Blog - 'May flowers'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'welcome spring'
My Heart Pieces Challenge - 'spring or Easter'
Creative Moments - 'spring'

Monday, 22 April 2013

'Owls in the Barn' Class Card Part 2



Here are two more cards I designed for the Little Claire 'Owls in the Barn' class earlier this year.  For this card I used the 'Black Owls' outline sticker sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  


Next a little rocker card made using the very cute 'Rufus Owl' stamp which you can find here on the website.

Don't forget that details of two new classes on 22 June have just been added to the Little Claire website here.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'things with wings'
My Time to Craft - 'stitching' (second card)
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'not square'
Papertake Weekly - 'one paper taker'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'no machine stitching'
Card Makin' Mamas - 'time for ribbon' (first card)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'use circles'

Sunday, 21 April 2013

GDT Card for Here Come the Boys - Little Boy Blue


Today I'm joining in again as a Guest Design Team member on the Here Come the Boys Challenge Blog and this time the theme is 'Little Boy Blue'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the gorgeous cards from the Design Team, click here.

The prize on offer to the winner is a beautiful selection of charms:


For my card I've used the very cute 'Cutie Patooties Chimney Sweep' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  I've also used Bazzill card and some Craft Creations paper and finished the card with some die cut corners, Card Candi and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Charisma Cardz - 'flag colours' (Scotland: blue and white)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'for a guy'
Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'for the guys'
Eureka Stamps - 'for the boys'
Stampavie and More - 'for a boy'
QKR Stampede - 'punches and/or dies'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'this one's for the boys'
Totally PaperCrafts - 'monochromatic'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 'blue and/or green'

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Furry Friends


We've got a new challenge for you at The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog today and this time our theme is 'Furry Friends'.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


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.

The design team were supplied with some of the gorgeous images sold by Ellephantastic and for my card I couldn't resist using the very cute 'Elle's Elephant' which you can find here in the animals section of the website.  I've also used some pink and grey gingham paper - not a combination I've used before but I quite like it!  I finished the card with some Card Candi, some paper flowers and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'adorable animals'
QKR Stampede - 'punches and/or dies'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'use a sentiment
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - 'for a child'

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Gem of a Challenge - Distress It


It's time for another new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and this time our theme is 'distress it'.  Not an easy one for me I have to admit as I do like my cards to be neat and tidy!  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.

For my card I've used the new 'Chloe With Balloon' digi stamp which is here on the Pink Gem website.  I also used the 'Wall' digi stamp which you can find here and then merged the two in Word.  I used a tearing ruler (I told you I like neat cards!) round the edge of the image and panel and the pink paper and then added some brown ink.  The heart is a Memory Box die and I've added some pearls and Card Candi to finish.

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

Paper Crafting Journey - 'use a sentiment'
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'anything goes'
Digital Tuesday Challenge - 'spring time'
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'happy, happy birthday'
Paper Pretties Challenge - 'happy birthday'
Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge Blog - 'girly'
QKR Stampede - 'punches and/or dies'

Friday, 19 April 2013

New Little Claire Classes and 'Owls in the Barn' Part 1

Two new classes have just been added to the Little Claire website - 'Animal Magic' and 'Get Into Shape'.  They're both on Saturday 22 June and I am looking forward to sharing ideas and of course great Little Claire products with everyone!  

You can find all the details about the classes on the website here - I hope you'll be able to come and join me!

Today I'm sharing two cards that I designed for the 'Owls in the Barn' class earlier this year.  


This first card was made using a Cottage Cutz owl cutting die.  I inked the edge of the kraft die cut pieces and also emphasised some of the lines using a Promarker.  


Next a card made with the 'Little Owl Family' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I decoupaged the two trees and the biggest owls and then added a sentiment from the 'Sunshine Sentiments' set which you can find here.

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

Inky Impressions Challenges - 'punches and/or die cuts'
Divas by Design - 'butterflies and birds'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'use a sentiment' (second card)
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'anything goes'
Cards in Envy Challenge - 'things with wings' (first card)
Scribbles Designs Challenge - 'shaped or easel cards' (second card)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Card Creations Plus - Flowers in Bloom Day 3


Today I'm sharing the final cards that I've made as samples for this week's  Four Day Deal on Create and Craft, the beautiful CD rom 'Flowers in Bloom'.  Although the shows have now finished (a day early) on TV, you can still buy the CD from the Card Creations Plus website here.

First of all a poppy circle easel card (above) and then next an owl easel card:


Finally, a little wall hanging:


I'd like to enter today's creations in the following challenges:


Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'for the guys' (second card)
Lexi's Creations - 'add lace or ribbon' (third card)
Cards for Men - 'anything goes' (second card)
OLLCB - 'easel cards' (first card)
CAS on Sunday - 'round and round' (first card)
Crafting for All Seasons - 'no stamps allowed'

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New Challenge at Penny's - Use a Sentiment


Another new challenge is starting today at Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge blog and this week our theme is  'use a sentiment'.  The challenge has been sponsored by:

and


For more details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digital stamp and sentiment from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  My image is called 'Benson Bear - Birthdays' and you can find him here on the website.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and I've also used some pink and white striped washi tape across the middle of the card.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'adorable animals'
Cupcake Craft Challenges - 'cute and cuddly'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'letter of your name' (h is for hearts)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'it's all about spots'
ABC Challenge - '1, 2, 3' (1 image, 2 papers and 3 types of embellishment - punched heart, Card Candi and washi tape)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 'pink and green'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - '1, 2, 3'
I Love Promarkers - 'use pastel colours'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Anything Goes


It's the start of another new challenge on the Nutcrafters Blog this morning and this time our theme is 'anything goes' - always a popular one!  For all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here.

For my card I've used one of the new digi stamps that will be on sale very soon.  I die cut my base card using two sizes of dies and then used paper from the Riverbank Revels paper pack on the base of the card.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - 'girly girl'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'not a square challenge'
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - 'make it girly' (base card stock, sentiment and Candi are more than 6 months old)
Bearly Mine Challenges - 'spring flowers' (third card)
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'step or easel cards'
Papertake Weekly - 'one paper taker'
The Paper Shelter - 'make it bloom'

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Card Creations Plus - Flowers in Bloom Day 2


I'm back today with more of the sample cards I've made for the latest Card Creations Plus CD rom 'Flowers in Bloom'. 

My first card (above) was made with Bazzill card and my scalloped circle die.  Here's the inside of the card:


Next, a DL easel card:


and finally, a sunflower card:


 I'll be back on Thursday to share my final sample cards.

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

OLLCB - 'easel cards' (second card)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'not a square challenge' (third card)
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'step or easel cards' (second card)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge - 'friendship' (third card)
Delightful Challenges - 'round and round'
Bearly Mine Challenges - 'spring flowers' (third card)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Card Creations Plus - Flowers in Bloom Day 1


The new Four Day Deal on Create and Craft has just been launched and it's this gorgeous CD rom from Card Creations Plus called 'Flowers in Bloom'.  The CD features a collection of stunning artwork from Jan Harbon - there's something on there suitable for so many occasions.  The other great thing is that the images are sized to match Nestabilities - square, round and all sorts of different shapes.

My first card (above) was made using pink Bazzill.  Here's the inside of the card:


Next a three panel card, again made using Bazzill card:


 And finally, a DL card made using some washi tape and Card Candi.


I'll have more card samples to share tomorrow.

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

One Stop Craft Challenge - 'pastels' (first card)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'all about spots' (third card)
Challenges 4 Everybody - 'anything goes'
Great Impressions - 'pastel colours and/or polka dots' (third card)
Totally Gorjuss- 'spring shades' (first card)
Joanna Sheen Blog Challenge - 'spring into spring' (first card)

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Clean and Simple


We've got a new challenge for you today on The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge and this time our theme is 'clean and simple' - perfect for me!

We've been sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps:


For more details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, click here.  For my card I've used the very sweet 'Summertime Peekers - Flowerpot' digi stamp which you can find here on the Bugaboo website.

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

QKR Stampede - 'for a child'
Moving Along With the Times - 'inspired by a film or song' (Lionel Richie's 'Hello')
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - 'girl'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'birthday card for a kid'
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'spring fever'
Milk Coffee Challenge Blog - 'welcome spring'
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'April showers and/or spring flowers'

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