Sunday, 30 June 2013

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Christmas in July


We're celebrating Christmas in July at The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog!  That's our theme for our new challenge launched today and you can find all the details and see the gorgeous creations from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.  For this challenge, we've been sponsored by:


The Design Team were lucky enough to get some Paper Shelter images to make our cards with - I've used the 'Christmas Carols' digi stamp which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've finished the card with some red gems and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'
Crafts and Me Challenges - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'all wrapped up'
Jingle Belles - 'we wish you a digital Christmas'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'
Pollycraft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Sparkles Forum Challenges - 'steampunk or vintage'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge

GDT Card for Here Come the Boys


Another new challenge has started today at Here Come the Boys and this time the theme is 'use a digi' - nice and easy for everyone!  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the blog and don't forget to have a look at all the gorgeous cards from the Design Team.  There's a great prize on offer to the winner courtesy of Woo - it's a bundle of 70+ papers:


For my card I've used one of the new digi images from Pink Gem Designs - this guy is called 'Andy With Ice Cream' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  I printed the image over one of the designs from the 'Background Papers' designs which you can find here and then coloured it with Promarkers.  The papers are from Dovecraft and the sentiment is from Pink Cat Studios.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'boy/man'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'summer fun'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - 'at the beach'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'masculine'
Pollycraft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
LEJ Designs - 'the sun has got his hat on'

Saturday, 29 June 2013

New Pink Gem Challenge - Teddies


We've got a new challenge for you today on The Gem of a Challenge blog and this time our theme is 'teddies'.  You can find details of the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

There's a great range of cute teddies on the Pink Gem website - I chose 'Teddy With Christmas Tree' which you can find here.  The papers I've used are from a Lili of the Valley pad and I've layered them with silver paper.  To finish the card I've used some some silver Hobby House pearls.

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

Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Digi Sketch Challenge - 'Christmas in June'
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'animals'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'

New Nutcrafters Challenge and a Brand New Website


The new challenge on the Nutcrafters blog started last week - I'm a bit late with my card this time!  Our theme is 'add some texture' and you can find all the details of the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

The brand new Nutcrafters website is also now online and you can find it here - there are lots of great digis on the website and some limited edition stamps will be added soon too.  Plus there's a special 15% discount and a free digi called 'Happy Days' - I've used it to make my card for this challenge!

My 'texture' is a strip of embossed card across the middle of the card - I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder.

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

Crafting for All Seasons - 'girly'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'girl power'
Stamp With Fun - 'celebrate'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'happy birthday'
Mema's Crafts - 'anything goes'
Totally Gorjuss - 'happy birthday'
Hanna and Friends - 'monochrome'

Friday, 28 June 2013

New Sticker Sheets from Little Claire and a Chance to Win!


A gorgeous new collection of sticker sheets has just been released by Little Claire and today I'm sharing some cards that I've made with the sheets.  The sheets are really useful if you want to make a quick card plus they are great for colouring in - the raised design makes them easier to colour than stamped designs.

First of all is the 'Butterfly Blossom' sticker sheet which is available here on the Little Claire website:


You can make at least 3 cards from this sheet and there are sentiments on there as well as the pictures.  You can see the card I've made using the sheet at the top of this post.


Next a card that I made using the 'Dachshunds' sticker sheet which you can find here:


This sheet has cute little paw prints and bones on it as well as the main images and sentiments.


And finally a card made with the 'Dragonflies' sticker sheet which you can find here:

I've also used some of the Glitter Sparkle Sheet over the coloured off sticker - it works really well with the sticker sheets because they have a good dark outline.

There's a chance to win all 9 of the new sticker sheets over on the Little Claire Blog here - Gill has shared her scariest spider moment and would like you to do the same to be in with a chance of winning!

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

Tuesday Throwdown - 'glitz and glimmer' (third card)
Great Impressions - 'leave a little sparkle' (third card)
 Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes' (first card)
 Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'say it with flowers' (first card)
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'flowers' (first card)
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - 'butterflies' (first card - paper is more than 6 months old)
Card Crafter's Circle - 'happy birthday' (second card)

Little Claire Get Into Shape Class - Part 2


Today I'm sharing the other three cards I designed for my Little Claire 'Get Into Shape' class last weekend.

First of all we made a step card (above) using 'Daisy Campervan' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I made the card base from a piece white card which was scored and folded to form the 'steps'.

Next a joyfold card made using the 'Made for Men' stamp set which you can find here and one of the 'Dictionary Definitions' stamps which you can find here.  Again this card was made from two pieces of white card - one folded to C6 size and the other folded to a smaller size to make the smaller card flap.



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

Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes' (second card)
Passion for Promarkers - 'name that tune' (first card - 'We're All Going on a Summer Holiday')
Lexi's Creations - 'summer holidays' (first card)
Eureka Stamps - 'summer time fun' (first card)
ART Challenge - 'anything goes' (second card)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'summer' (first card)
Paper Crafting Journey - 'anything but square' (first card)
Creative Creations Challenge - 'shaped cards' (second card)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge '3D creations' (first card)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Little Claire Get Into Shape Class - Part 1


Today I'm sharing three of the cards I designed for the Little Claire 'Get Into Shape' class last Saturday afternoon.  We made five cards in all and I tried to design cards that would be easy to make while still looking a bit different.

First of all, an oval shaped easel card (above) using the very cute 'Daisy Bunting' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website and one of the new 'Postcard Sentiments' stamps (which you can find here) as a stopper on the easel.

Next we made a wall hanging using the 'Seascape' stamp set which you can find here and one of the 'Dictionary Definitions' stamps which are here.  This is a really simple design and you could make it with circles, squares etc.


Finally a box card using 'The Smile I Bring' stamp set which you can find here.


There are lots more classes coming up during the rest of the year - all the details are here on the website.

I'll be back tomorrow with the other two cards from the class.

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

Charisma Cardz Challenge - '3, 2, 1' (3 panels, 2 stamped images and 1 sentiment - second card)
Paper Crafting Journey - 'anything but square' (first card)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 'anything goes with ribbon' (second card)
Cute Card Thursday - 'fly like a bird' (third card)
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes' (first card)
Creative Creations Challenges - 'shaped cards - no squares' (first card)
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - 'take flight' (third card)
That Craft Place Blog - 'flowers' (third card)
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'anything but square' (first card)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

New Penny's Challenge - Girl Power


It's time for another challenge at Penny's and this week our theme is 'girl power'.  For all the details of the challenge and to see the great cards from the rest of the DT, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We've been sponsored by:


and

For my card I've just 'Jet Setter' from Kenny K Downloads which you can find here on their website.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'name that tune' (Leaving on a Jet Plane)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'girl power'
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'anything goes'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'make it girly'
Simon Says Stamp - 'anything goes'
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - 'use a digi stamp'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'

Create and Craft 4 Day Deal - By the Water's Edge Part 3


Today I'm sharing the last three of the cards I made as samples for the current 4 Deal Day on Create and Craft, the great 'By the Water's Edge CD rom from Card Creations Plus.  I've really enjoyed making these cards and there's a great range of pictures and papers on the CD.



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

Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes' (first card)
The Craft Garden - 'colour inspiration' (third card)
Southern Girls Challenge - 'punch it out' (first card)
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

GDT Card for Loves Rubberstamps - Red, White and Blue


I can't believe that this is my fourth and last GDT card for Loves Rubberstamps - this month has gone really quickly!  Thank you to Laura and the rest of the team for giving me the opportunity to be part of the team for the last four weeks!

This week's challenge theme is 'red, white and blue' and the challenge is sponsored by Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps.  Have a look here for all the details and to see the gorgeous cards from the Design Team.

I've used one of the digi stamps from Sweet 'n' Sassy called 'Tulips' to make my card - you can find the digi here on the website.

I've also used Distress Ink and Spellbinders.

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

Created With Love Challenges - '4th of July'
Get Inky Challenge - 'red, white and blue'
ABC Challenges - 'red, white and blue'
Digi Haven - 'flowers'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'red, white and blue'
Simply Create Too - 'use the colours in your country's flag' (UK)
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - 'use a digi stamp'
That Craft Place Blog - 'flowers'
Passion for Promarkers - 'name that tune' (Tulips from Amsterdam)

Create and Craft 4 Day Deal - By the Water's Edge Part 2


Today I'm sharing some more of the cards I've made for the current 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft.  All the images and papers I've used are from the Card Creations Plus CD rom called 'By the Water's Edge'.  

It's a great CD-rom with lots of beautiful artwork and plenty of projects to make .



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

CD Sunday - 'S is for' (sea) (second card)
Through the Craftroom Door - 'anything goes' (first card)
Crafting for All Seasons - 'one for the guys' (first card)
Crafty Bloggers Network - 'bright and breezy' (second card)

Monday, 24 June 2013

New Cutie Pies Challenge - Paper Piecing


Today we've got another challenge for you on the Cutie Pies Challenge Blog and this time our theme is paper piecing.  For all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here at the challenge blog.

We've been sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used a stamp called 'Pure Innocentce Little Angel' from MFT .  I've paper pieced her dress using pink gingham paper and then used that again for the background.

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

Crafting When We Can - 'keep it simple'
Penny Black and More - 'clean and simple'
The Hobby House Blog Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite papers' (Craft Creations pink gingham - I love anything gingham and it's also great to help you line up stamping like the words I've used on my card)
Clear It Out Challenge - 'paper piecing plus use up scraps'
Stampin for the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Mema's Crafts - 'anything goes'

Create and Craft 4 Day Deal - By the Water's Edge Part 1


A new 4 Day Deal started on Create and Craft this morning and this time it's another great CD rom from Card Creations Plus.  There's a great selection of images, verses and backing papers on the CD - the artwork is beautiful and I love the colours that have been used.   Lots of the images have frames giving them a great layered look.  There are also images specially designed to fit some of the Spellbinders dies.

Today I'm sharing two of the cards I made for the show:


I'll have some more cards to share tomorrow.

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

Creative Creations Challenge - 'shaped cards' (first card)
Country View Crafts - 'die cuts' (first card)
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 'summer' (second card)
A Creative Romance - 'don't be square' (first card)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'summer time' (second card)

GDT Card for Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Step Cards


Today I'm very excited to be joining the team at Tammy's Scrapin Corner as a guest designer.


A big thank you to Tammy and the team for inviting me to join them!

The theme for the challenge is step cards and the sponsors are Bugaboo and SK Digis.  Have a look here to see all the details on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a really cute image from SK Digis called 'Teddy Bear and Christmas Tree' which you can find here on the their website.  The paper is from my stash and I've also used some pine green Bazill, two sizes of punched snowflakes and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'Christmas greenery'
Jingle Belles - 'we wish you a digital Christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'animal love'
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - 'use a digi'
Digi Sketch Challenge - 'Christmas in June'
Stamp n Doodle - 'use your favourite enbellishment' (punched snowflakes)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'cute and cuddly'

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Little Claire Animal Magic Class - Part 2


These are the last three cards from my Little Claire class 'Animal Magic' which took place yesterday morning.

First of all, a card made with the very cute 'Elephants in Squares' stamp which you can find here on the website.  I've stamped the image twice and then decoupaged two of the squares.

Next an easel card made with one of the new Little Claire stamps, 'Mice in Squares' which you can find here on the website.  I've also used one of the new 'Postcard Sentiments' (which you can find here on the website) stamped on to a small piece of kraft card as a 'stopper' for the easel.


And finally a little bit of paper piecing and some cute hedgehogs!  For this card I used 'Splishing and Splashing' which you can find here on the website and I paper pieced the umbrella.


Later next week I'll share the cards we made at the other class yesterday, 'Get Into Shape'.  And don't forget there are lots more class dates here on the Little Claire website.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes' (first card)
Clear It Out Challenge - 'paper piecing, use up scraps' (third card)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - 'shaped cards' (second card)
Love to Create Challenge - 'paper piecing ' (third card)
Totally Gorjuss - 'happy birthday' (first card)
Country View Crafts Challenge - 'die cuts'' (second card)
The Hobby House Challenge Blog - 'anything goes' (first card)
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes' (first card)
Stampin' for the Weeekend - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Little Claire Animal Magic Class - Part 1


A big thank you to all the ladies who came along to my two Little Claire card classes today - this morning it was 'Animal Magic' and this afternoon 'Get Into Shape'.  I'll be sharing my cards from the first class in this post and tomorrow and the from other class towards the end of next week.

Here's a couple of photos of the ladies this afternoon hard at work:



There are lots more classes coming up throughout the rest of the year - have a look here on the website to see all the details including another of our famous Little Claire Days in October.

This first card was made using the 'Darling Daschunds' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The stamps in the set feature daschunds of various sizes and the sentiment is included too.

This next card was made using 'Tulip Cat' stamp which you can find here on the website.


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

Stampin' for the Weekend - 'anything goes' (first card)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 'flowers galore' (second card)
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes' (first card)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - 'ribbons and flowers' (second card)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - 'shaped cards' (first card)
Artistic Inspirations Chalelenge - 'ribbon or twine' (second card)
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'for a friend' (second card)

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