Monday, 30 September 2013

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Birthday With a Sketch


It's the 2nd birthday of the Cutie Pie Challenge and we're celebrating!  If you head over to the challenge blog here you'll find our latest challenge plus there's some great candy on offer in the side bar.

This week we've got a sketch and a theme - our theme is 'birthday' and this is the sketch:


Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


For my card I've used a very cute digi from Just Some Lines called 'Walk With a Little Friend' which you can find here.  The papers I've used are from Craftwork Cards and I made the little flower with two sizes of punches.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'birthday card'
Digi Makeover Challenge - 'pretty in pink'
Lexi's Creations - 'pink'
OLLCB - 'f is for .... festivities and feeding the birds'
I Love Promarkers Challenge - 'make your own flowers'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'woman's birthday'
Sweet Stampin Challenge - 'things with wings'

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Crab Apple Crafts Birthday Demo Day - Part 2


Today I'm sharing three more of the cards I made for last Saturday's demo day at Crab Apple Crafts showcasing Little Claire stamps.  First of all (above) an easel card made using the main image and sentiment from 'Feed the Birds' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I've paper pieced the little girl's hat and coat to match the background paper.

Next a very simple card made using one of the 'Christmas Tags' sentiment stamps which you can find here.


Finally a tag card made using the Christmas Changing Tree embellishments which you can find here and the new 'Christmas Postcard' sentiment stamps which are here.  The tag cards are also available on the website here.


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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use 3 main colours' (first card - red, green and brown)
Jingle Belles - 'shape up for Christmas' (third card)
Sweet Stampin' - 'things with wings' (first card)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog - 'monochrome' (second card)
The Perfect Sentiment - 'snowflakes'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'tag' (last card)
Creative Craft Challenges - 'use ribbon' (second card)
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'no coloured in images' (second card)
Eureka Stamps - 'tag, you're it'

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Crab Apple Craft Birthday Demo Day - Part 1


Last Saturday I was at Crab Apple Crafts near Frodsham taking part in their big birthday demo day showcasing Little Claire stamps.  It was a really busy day and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and meet some new people too.

Today I'm sharing two cards I made for the demo day using the Butterfly Tree stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The first one uses the main image in the set, the little cat, the two birds and one of the sentiments.


Nest a very simple card using the bird house stamp from the set.  I've decoupaged the little birdhouse.


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

Polkadoodles - more than one fold (first card)
Imagination Crafts Challenge - 'butterflies' (first card)
Crafty Cardmakers - 'winged things' (first card)
Pile It On Challenge - 'warm colours' (second card)
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'things with wings' (first card)
Top Tip Tuesday - 'get into shape' (first card)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes' (first card)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Deck the Horns - Again!


I'm back today with another card made with one of my old favourites from Little Claire, the very cute 'Deck the Horns' stamp.  You can find it here on the Little Claire website.  I've also used one of the new 'Christmas Postcard' stamps which you can find here.  The paper I've used is from the Nordic Christmas pad.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'stamp, stamp, stamp'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafts 4 Enternity - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - 'dies and punches' (main image stamp is more than 6 months old)
Country View Crafts Challenge - 'layers'
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 26 September 2013

GDT Card for A.R.T Challenges - Anything Goes


This is my GDT card for the new A.R.T Challenge - the theme is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.  Many thanks to the team for letting me be part of this week's challenge!

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Knitting Sheep' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  I made the sentiment myself - couldn't resist it!

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

Southern Girls Challenge - 'monochrome'
Divas by Design - 'monochrome'
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog - 'sports and hobbies'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Parade Your Crafts - 'it's all about birthdays'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - 'happy birthday'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'

New Penny's Challenge - Waterfall or Easel Cards


The theme for our new challenge on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog is 'waterfall or easel cards'.  It's ages since I've made a waterfall card so I decided to give it a go and here's the result!  You can see the front of the card in the photo above and I've also taken a photo of the side of the mechanism below.


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.  This week we're sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used one of the cute little 'Christmas Stamps' which you can find here in the Christmas section in the Limited Runs shop.

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

LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 'lots of layers'
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'get into shape'
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'Christmas trees'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'Christmas'
Paper Makeup Stamps - 'anything goes'

GDT Card for Creative Inspirations - Your Favourite Stamp Brand


This is my last GDT spot for Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - I've really enjoyed taking part in the challenges over the past month so a big thank you to the DT for allowing me to be involved!

The theme for this challenge is 'your favourite stamp brand' - I couldn't choose so I made three cards!  You can see them all in the photo above and below too.

You can find all the details of the challenge here on the challenge blog.  The challenge is sponsored by:


and


So here are the cards in more detail:


First of all (above) a card made using one of the cute new Nutcrafters digi stamps which will be on the website very soon.  The papers I've used are from Dovcecraft.


Next a circular easel card using one of the stamps from the 'Feed the Birds' set from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.


And finally a card made using the 'Jolly Robins' digi stamp from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  Again, the papers I've used are from Dovecraft.

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

Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes' (first card)
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'die cuts/punches'(second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'stamp, stamp, stamp' (second card)
Winter Wonderland - 'the holly and the ivy' (second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes' (all three cards)
Crafty Cardmakers - 'winged things' (third card)
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 'lots of layers' (third card)

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Use Your Favourite Colour Combination


Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter our current challenge on the Nutcrafters challenge blog.  Our theme (as chosen by me!) is 'use your favourite colour combination.

You can find all the details about the challenge here on the original challenge post here on the blog and there's more inspiration here in our challenge reminder post.

I've used one of the gorgeous new digis which will be on line very soon.  The paper I've used came from a magazine freebie pack and I've added some paper flowers and Card Candi.

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

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - 'out with the girls'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'maiden, mother, crone'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'
Pollycraft Challenges - 'birthday girls'
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - 'happy birthday'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'happy birthday'
Totally Gorjuss - 'dotty'

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Little Claire Quick Christmas Class - Part 2


Here are three more of the cards I designed for the recent Little Claire 'Quick Christmas' class.

First of all a very simple card (above) made with one of the images from 'We 3 Ships' die cut sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website.


Next a snowman easel card made with one of the images from the 'Christmas Snowmen and Polar Bear' outline sticker sheet which you can find here on the website.  I've also used one of the new 'Christmas Postcard' sentiment stamps as a stopper for the card.


Finally another die cut card - this time with an image from the 'Three Geese' die cut sheet which you can find here.  I've also used some of the wonderful 'Glitter Sparkle Sheet' over the image to give it a wonderful sparkle and shine - it works really well with darker images.

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

C is for Challenge - 'make it sparkle' (third card)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'make it Christmassy' (third card)
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'anything goes' (second card)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes' (second card)
Crafting When We Can Challenges - 'seasons' (third card - winter)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes' (all three cards)
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite sentiment' (Happy Christmas - third card - my favourite time of the year to make cards)
Delicious Doodles - 'gems and bling'

Monday, 23 September 2013

Little Claire Quick Christmas Class - Part 1


Today I'm sharing three of the cards I designed for the recent Little Claire 'Quick Christmas' class.  In all we made ten cards during the afternoon - only one of them was stamped and for the rest we used a range of Little Claire die cut images and outline stickers.

Our first card (above) was the only stamped one of the afternoon using the very cute Dinkies stamp 'Row of Robins' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The image has been stamped twice to create the longer row and then layered on to patterned and kraft paper.

Next (below) we made a card using one of the die cut images from the 'We 3 Ships' die cut sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I created the die cut circular easel card blank from red card and layered on kraft and patterned paper.  The little sentiment is from the 'Christmas Postcards' sentiment set which you can find here on the website.


Finally (below) a card made with one of the images from the 'Three Geese' die cut sheet which you can find here.  


I'll have more cards from the class to share tomorrow.

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

The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - 'things with wings' (second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'stamp, stamp, stamp' (first card)
Crimbo Crackers - 'quick and easy' (third card)
ABC Christmas Challenge - 's is for stocking' (second card)
Crafty Cardmakers - 'winged things' (first card)
Pile It on Challenge - 'warm colours' (first card)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'make it Christmassy' (first card)
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite sentiment' (third card 'Happy Christmas' because this is my favourite time of the year for making cards)
Charisma Cardz - 'favourite colour combo' (first card - red and kraft)

Sunday, 22 September 2013

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Happy Birthday


Today is the start of another new challenge on The Squirrel and the Fox challenge blog and this fortnight our theme is 'happy birthday' - nice and easy for everyone!

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For all the 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 digi stamp from Nutcrafters - it's one of the new range that will be available very soon the website.

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

Card Makin Mamas - 'for the kids'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'lots of layers'
Crafts for Eternity - 'cute kids'
Parade Your Crafts - 'it's all about the birthdays'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'birthday theme'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'for a boy'

GDT Card for Here Come the Boys - Baby Boy


Here's my GDT card for the latest challenge on the Here Come the Boys challenge blog - our theme this time is 'baby boy'.  You can find all the details of the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the DT members here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is being sponsored by Woo and she's offering a digi stamp from Tiddly Inks as the prize.

For my card I've used one of my favourite Nutcrafters stamp (not currently available on the website) which is called 'Washing Line' and I've also used a sentiment from the Little Claire 'Dictionary Definitions' set which you can find here.  I've paper pieced the clothes on the washing line and finished the card with some die cut photo corners and some Card Candi.

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

Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'p is for paper piecing'
Crafts for Eternity - 'cute kids'
Totally Papercrafts - 'happy birthday baby'
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - 'something blue'
Love to Create - 'clean and simple'
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - 'paper piecing'
Pile It On Challenge - 'cool or warm colours' (cool colours)
Eclectic Ellapu - 'for a boy'

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Little Claire Christmas Flora and Fauna Class - Part 2


Today I'm sharing photos of the final three cards I designed for last Saturday's Little Claire 'Christmas Flora and Fauna' class.  First of all (above), a card made with an old favourite 'Little One' which you can find here on the website.  I cut the card blank from a sheet of A4 white card and used silver and patterned paper plus a peel off sentiment.

Next a card made with another personal old favourite, the very cute 'Bambino' which you can find here on the website - I've paper pieced his scarf to match the backing paper.


And finally a card using one of the new Christmas stamps 'Robin and Snowdrop' which you can find here.  It's not very clear on the photo but I added touches of glitter glue to the stars on the paper and also decoupaged the robin.


If you would like to treat yourself to any of these stamps or any the other goodies on the Little Claire website, there's a very special offer running on the website for tomorrow only:


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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'stamp, stamp, stamp' (all 3 cards)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 'anything goes' (first card)
Pattie's Creations Challenges - 'animals' (second card)
Sweet Pea Stampers - 'use kraft paper/card' (second card)
Creative Card Crew - 'Christmas' (first card)
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 'winter wishes' (first card)
Top Tip Tuesday - 'shaped cards' (second card)
Tuesday Throwdown - 'things with wings' (third card)
Crafty Cardmakers - 'winged things' (third card)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Team Spirit


Today I'm very excited to be sharing my first card as a DT member of the Ruby's Rainbow Design Team!!  A big thank you to Shaz and the rest of the team for making me feel so welcome and I'm looking forward to working with you all!


The theme for today's new challenge is 'Team Spirit - Sports' - for all the details about the challenge and to see the rest of the gorgeous cards from the Design Team, have a look here at the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Footballing Hedgehogs' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.

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

The Male Room Challenge - 'sports and hobbies'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'boys/men plus punches/dies'
OLLCB - 'cards for men'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'checks or tartan'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'cards for men/boys'
Totally Papercrafts - 'birthday boys'
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - 'sport'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Your Favourite Colour Combination


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Nutcrafters blog and this time it's my turn to host the challenge.  I've chosen 'use your favourite colour combination' - hopefully a nice easy one for everyone!

You can find all the details about the challenge here on the blog and don't forget to have a look at the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

For my card I've used one of the new digis which will be available on the website very soon.  The paper I've used is from Papermania and I've finished the cards with some flowers, gem and Card Candi.

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

Inky Impressions Challenge - 'food, glorious food'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Heck of a Challenge - 'in the kitchen'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'checks or tartan'

GDT Card for Creative Inspirations - CAS


This is my third card as a GDT member for Creative Inspirations - their theme this week is 'clean and simple' and the challenge has been sponsored by 'Cedar Chest Designs':


For my cards I've used one of my old favourites from Little Claire - it's called 'Single Flower' and you can find it here on the website.  The background is embossed and I finished the card with some red gems.

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

Divas by Design - 'anything goes'
Love to Create - 'clean and simple'
Stamping Sensations - 'inspiration photo'
A Little Bit Crafty - 'clean and simple'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'use ribbon'

New Penny's Challenge - Use Two or More Patterned Papers


We've got another new challenge for you today on the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'use two or more patterned papers'.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


and


and


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

For my card I've used 'Jessica Rabbit Sassy' from Sassy Studio Designs which you can find on there store website here.  The papers I've used are from a magazine free gift

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

Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'use a digi'
Ladybug Crafts - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Little Claire Christmas Flora and Fauna Class - Part 1


Today I'm sharing two of the cards I designed for the Little Claire 'Christmas Flora and Fauna' class last Saturday morning.  It was a lovely class and a big thank you to all the ladies who came along.

We made a rocker card (above) using the beautiful 'Poinsettia Cluster' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I kept the card very clean and simple to focus on the image - you can't see it very well in the photo but there's a little bit of glitter glue in the centre of each of the flowers.  I die cut all the elements for the card (except the sentiment strip) using various sizes of circle and scalloped circle dies.



We also made an easel card using the gorgeous 'Star of Wonder' stamp which you can find here.  The image was stamped and coloured with Promarkers and then we put a piece of Glitter Sparkle Sheet over the top.  It's a bit like clear sticky backed plastic with glitter in it.  I love it because it's easy to use and mess free - no shedding glitter!!  It's here on the website and I'm told it will be back in stock very soon.  The stopper on the card is one of the new 'Christmas Postcard Sentiments' which you can find here on the website.

I'll have more cards from the class to share later in the week.

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

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog - 'no squares alllowed' (first card)
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - 'dies and punches' (first card)
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 'winter wishes' (second card)
Top Tip Tuesday - 'get into shape' (first card)
Creative Card Crew - 'Christmas' (second card)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'non traditional Chrismtas' (second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'cut it out' (first card)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 'cute and cuddly' (second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes' (both cards)

Monday, 16 September 2013

New Cutie Pies Challenge - A Cute One for the Boys


Today we've got another new challenge for you at The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge and this time our theme is 'one for the boys'.  Our challenge has been sponsored by:


You can find all the details about the challenge here on the Cutie Pies blog - don't forget to have a look at the rest of the Design Team cards.

For my card I've used one of the new digis from Nutcrafters which will be available very soon on the website.  The paper I've used is from the Back to Basics 4 pack which is available here from Little Claire.

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

Crafty Catz - 'cards for men or boys'
Polkadoodles - 'one for the boys'
Creative Fingers Challenge - 'add a sentiment'
Totally Papercrafts - 'birthday boys'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'digital images or papers'
Created With Love Challenge - 'anything goes'
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 15 September 2013

New Sparkles Challenge - Fairies and/or Butterflies


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Sparkles Monthly Challenge blog and this time our theme is 'butterflies and/or butterflies.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team click here.

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem Designs called 'Fairy Chloe' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and I've also used two little butterflies made with a Memory Box die.

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

Corrosive Challenge - 'maiden, mother, crone'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'things with wings'
The ABC Challenge - 'v is for very cute'
Southern Girls Challenge - 'make believe - fairies'
Stamp n Doodle - 'spots and stripes'
Papertake Weekly - 'card for a child'
Addicted to Stamps - '1, 2, 3' (one image, two papers and three types of embellishment)
Cute Card Thursday - 'hip to be square' 

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