Saturday, 30 November 2013

Little Claire Best of 2013 Class - Part 4


Today I'm sharing another card I designed for the Little Claire 'Best of 2013' class a couple of weeks back.  

For this card I used a Little Claire tag card which is available here on the Little Claire website.  I've also used the 'Changing Tree' starter set which is available here and the 'Changing Tree Baking' set which is available here.  The great thing about these stamps is that you can design your own tree - the tree base comes in the first pack and then you add the little baking stamps just as you want to.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Postcard Sentiment' set which is available here.

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

Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'any sentiment'
Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'
Hiding in My Craftroom - 'freestyle'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Friday, 29 November 2013

Crafts-Too Friday Fifth Friday Focus



Today I'm very excited to be featured on the Crafts-Too Challenge blog for the Fifth Friday Focus!   You can find the post here on the blog. 

I've made three different cards using this very cute Marianne Designs Fairy Reindeer stamp - it was perfect to work with because the stamp is very open and also easy to cut out.

For my first card (above) I've paper pieced the reindeer using kraft paper - I coloured the rest of the image (including some parts of the kraft) using Promarkers.  I used a Crafts-Too dot embossing folder for the background.


For this next card (above) I stamped the reindeer three times, coloured the images with Promarkers and then made an easel card with a computer generated 'stopper'.


For my final card (I above) I decoupaged the reindeer and added some punched snowflakes and gems on to the card base.

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

Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'cute critters'
Crafting by Designs - 'Christmas or winter' (second card)
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes' (third card)
Clear It Out Challenge - 'anything goes plus a snowflake' (third card)
Shopping Our Stash - 'Christmas or winter' (third card')
Tip Top Tuesday - 'be krafty' (first card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'for a child'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes' 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Card Creations Plus Part 3



Here the final sample cards I made for the current Four Day Deal on Create and Craft - the 'Crazy Cats' CD rom from Card Creations Plus.

The last of the TV shows will be on Create and Craft today - it's a really great CD rom packed with beautiful artwork and lots of projects.

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

Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog - 'birthdays' (first card)
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/vintage' (first card)
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'anything goes' (second card)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'birthdays' (first card)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes' (second card

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


Another great 'anything goes' challenge has just been launched on the Crafty Girls Challenges blog - you can find all the details and see all the cards from the Design Team here.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used the very cute 'I Want to Be Like Daddy' from Milk Coffee - you can find him here on the their website.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Paper Playtime - 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'
Delightful Challenges - 'favourite things' (Promarkers and Card Candi)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Recipe


There's another new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenges Blog and this time we've got a recipe for you - flowers, pearls and a charm.  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 'Butterfly Blossom' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  The heart charm is from the Hobby House and the little 'thank you' stamp from my stash.

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

Flutterby Wednesday - 'thanks/thank you'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'be thankful'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'thanksgiving/give thanks'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 'thank you'
The Paper Girls Challenge - 'give thanks'
Hiding in My Craftroom - 'thanksgiving or thankful'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'thankful/thank you'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Show Santa on Your Creations


A new challenge has just started on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog and this time we want to see Santa on your creations.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Santa's Day Off' which you can find here on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad and the flower and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'Christmas or winter'
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - 'the holidays'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'one for the boys'
Winter Wonderland Challenge - 'inspiration photo'
Eureka Stamps Challenge - 'Santa is on his way'

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Little Claire Best of 2013 Class - Part 3


This is another of the cards I made for the recent Little Claire 'Best of 2013' class.  I've used the wonderful 'Christmas Geese' stamp set which includes both of the images plus the sentiment which I've used the easel 'stopper'.  You can find the stamp set here on the Little Claire website.

I used pieces of the Glitter Sparkle Sheet over the top of the two image panels - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

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

Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'bring on the bling'
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - 'glitter and sparkle'
Craftyhands Challenge Blog - 'sparkle and bling'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'bling it up'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'things with wings'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'non traditional Christmas colours'

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Card Creations Plus Part 2



I'm back today with two more sample cards I made for the current Four Day Deal on Create and Craft which is the 'Crazy Cats' CD rom from Card Creations Plus.  I watched another of the shows this morning and was really pleased to see some more of my cards including the second one shown above!

On the first card I've also used the Chain Link Border Peel Offs which are featured in the show too.  They come in a great range of colours and really finish cards off perfectly.

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

CD Sunday Challenge Blog - 'f is for' (fur - first card)
Paper Playtime - 'anything goes' (second card)
Craftin' Boutique Challenge - 'anything goes' (second card)
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'anything goes' (second card)
Cards Galore Challenges - 'animals' (first card)
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes' (second card)

Monday, 25 November 2013

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Scenes and Backgrounds


A new challenge has started today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'cute scenes and backgrounds'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


To create my scene, I used three separate digi stamps from Pink Gem and merged them in a Word document.  The background is the 'Igloo' digi stamp which you can find here and I've added 'Penguin With Lantern' which is here and 'Santa Stop Here' which is here.

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

Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'Christmas'
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - 'green, red and other colours'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'for a child'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'happy holidays'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'anything goes/use a digital stamp'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'things with wings'
Sentimental Sundays - 'winter wonderland'

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Card Creations Plus


A brand new Four Day Deal has just been launched on Create and Craft and this week it's the wonderful 'Crazy Cats' CD rom from Card Creations Plus.  I was part of the Design Team making sample cards from the CD and I'll be sharing my cards over the next few days.

Here are the first two cards - a folded card and a joyfold card.  The artwork on the CD is beautiful and there's so much detail in the images.



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

OLLCB - 'birthdays' (first card)
Challenges 4 Everybody - 'anything goes' (second card)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'birthdays' (first card)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'any sentiment' (first card)
Cards Galore Challenge Blog - 'animals' (second card)
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes' (second card)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

GDT for The Glory of Christmas Challenge - Brown and Turquoise


A new challenge has started today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge and this time the theme is 'brown and turquoise'.  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 very cute 'Andy With Snowman' digi from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  The kraft and white paper is from Lili of the Valley and I made the turquoise layer myself using my Promarker on a piece of white card!

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

Cards for Men - 'Merry Christmas'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'Christmas'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/CAS'
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'cards for kids'
The Male Room Challenge - 'little boys and babies'
Inky Impressions Challenges - 'hats, scarves and gloves'
Stamp'n'doodle - 'Christmas friends'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'for a child'
Pile It On Challenge - 'non-traditional Christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Little Claire Best of 2013 Class - Part 2


Today I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for last Saturday's 'Best of 2013' Little Claire class.  This one was made using 'You're So Tweet' which you can find here on the Little Claire website and also one of the sentiments from the 'Postcard Sentiments' set which you can find here.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'any sentiment'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Challenges 4 Everybody - 'anything goes'
Crafting When We Can Challenges - 'red, white and brown'
 Craftitude Challenges - 'anything goes or falling leaves'

Friday, 22 November 2013

Crafts-Too Challenge You - Vintage Christmas Week 3 Twist 2


Today I've got some very exciting news to share - I'm now a member of the Crafts-Too Challenge You Design Team!!


There was a DT call on the blog last month and I was really pleased to be asked to join the team - I'm looking forward to working with everyone and of course lots of great Crafts-Too products.

I've joined the team part way through the month - the theme for November is 'vintage Christmas' and the current twist on the challenge is to make a polychromatic project.  You can find all the details plus the gorgeous work of the other DT members here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a vintage Christmas image from the Nellie Snellen Christmas Vintage Presents sheet.  I coloured a silver peel off frame with a Cinnamon Promarker and then placed this on a piece of acetate with the image underneath.  I used the Crafts-Too Dot Embossing Folder on the red card and along the bottom of the card the Crafts-Too 'Stocking Surprise' cutting and embossing stencil.  This was cut in green and kraft and then I inlaid the kraft pieces to give the contrast.

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

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'warm Christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'indoors'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Rhedd and Rose Challenge - 'Christmas' (tree and stockings)
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'red and green using die cuts'
A Creative Romance - 'vintage'

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Little Claire Class - Best of 2013


Last Saturday we had the last two Little Claire classes for this year - in the morning we had 'The Best of 2013' and in the afternoon 'Old Favourites'.  Here are some of the ladies hard at work at the afternoon class:



Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing the cards I designed for the two classes.  This first one was part of the 'Best of 2013' class using the beautiful 'Butterfly Blossom' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The two white panels were embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and then the twine was wrapped round the top and bottom of each panel.  The larger butterfly has been decoupaged.

Our next classes will be in January - you can find more details here on the Little Claire website.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'use any sentiment'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - 'celebrate'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'pastel colours'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes with a birthday twist'
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'birthdays'

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got another new challenge for you at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog today and this week our theme is 'anything goes' - nice and easy for everyone!  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.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used the beautiful 'Poinsettia Frame' from Floppy Lattes Digital Designs - you can find it here on their website.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - 'make your mark'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'Christmas or thanksgiving'
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Created With Love Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'clean and simple'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Recipe


Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter our current challenge over at Nutcrafters.  We'd like to see cards made to the recipe of 1 image, 2 papers and 3 different embellishments.  You can find all the details here on the original challenge post.

For my card I've used 'Music in the Air' which you can find here on the Nutcrafters website.  My three embellishments are lace, pearls and punched snowflakes.

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

Winter Wonderland - 'fairies or angels'
The Paper Shelter - 'Christmas is coming'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'Christmas or thanksgiving'
Stampavie and More - 'Christmas'
Created With Love Challenge - 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'so angelic'

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - 'Use Violet'


My final catch up is my card for the new challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox which started on Sunday.  This time we'd like you to 'use violet' in support of one of our DT members and her daughter who is fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  All the details are on the challenge blog here.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


plus there's a special prize on offer from Mags B and her daughter including a beautiful bracelet and earrings made by Sacha:



For my card I've used a digi from Make it Crafty called 'Lisa Snowman' - you can find it here on their website.

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

Wordplay Saturday Challenge - 'snowman'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'w for winter wishes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Divas by Design - 'something snowy'
Stamp n Doodle - 'snow men or women'
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 'Christmas'
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - 'use a digi stamp'

GDT Card for Here Come the Boys - Sentiments Only


I'm still catching up!  This is my GDT card for the new challenge at Here Come the Boys which started on Sunday - our theme is 'sentiments only'.  Have a look here at the challenge blog for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

For my card I've used the 'Keep Calm It's a Baby Boy' digi stamp from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  I've layered it with some blue and white card and pale blue gingham - a very simple card but it's such a bold digi that I decided it didn't need much adding to it.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'clean and simple'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'for the boys'
Card Crafter's Circle - 'pastel colours'
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - 'monochromatic'
Totally PaperCrafts - 'clean and simple'

Monday, 18 November 2013

New Pink Gem Challenge - Purple and Turquoise


I'm catching up on the challenges over the weekend!  This is my card for the new Pink Gem Challenge which started on Saturday - our theme this time is 'purple and turquoise'.

For my card I've used a digi called 'Chloe with Sledge' from Pink Gem Designs - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  I've also used one of the sentiments from the 'Christmas Rounds' stamp set which you can find here.

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

Crafty Catz - 'anything but a square'
Jingle Belles - 'Christmas Traditions'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'furry friends'
Created With Love Challenges - 'anything goes'
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'sentiment'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - 'shaped cards'

Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Little Claire Challenge - Christmas Plus a Competition


A new challenge has started today on the Little Claire Blog and this month our theme is 'Christmas'.  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 got a great prize on offer for the winner:


For my card I've used 'Little One' which you can find here on the Little Claire website and the sentiment from 'Snowman Bunting' which is here.  My base card is from Craftwork Cards and I've die cut the remainder of the layers.

There's also a great competition running at the moment on the Little Claire Facebook page:


OK - here's a competition just for fun; can you guess what stamps Steve is making in this picture?  Have a go and if you put the link from our website to your chosen stamp onto our new facebook page (Little Claire Designs) and tell us which stamp you think it is then we will announce the winner(s) on Monday 18 November - just take a guess, choose your stamp, post the link and you never know it may be sent out to you!

Please use our new Facebook page Little Claire Designs to leave your guess.

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'die cuts'
A Creative Romance - 'winter blues'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything not square'
Through the Purple Haze - 'winter scene with people or animals'
Crafty Little Fairies - 'inspired by a song' ('Away in a Manger')

New Sparkles Challenge - Animals


For our new challenge on the Sparkles Monthly Challege blog, our theme is 'animals' - you can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the Challenge Blog.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


For my card I've used 'Star of Wonder' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website and I've also used one of the sentiments from the 'Christmas Postcard' set which you can find here.  The papers I've used are from Dovecraft and I've also used some little gold jewels.

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

Moving Along With the Times - 'furry friends
'Inky Impressions - 'red and green'
I Love Promarkers - 'red and green'
Corrosive Challenges - 'fur and feathers'
Graph'It Marker Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Crafty Blogger's Network - 'Christmas'

Thursday, 14 November 2013

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got another great challenge for you on the Crafty Girls Challenges blog and our theme, as always, is '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.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used 'Close Knit Friends' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website - it comes complete with this great sentiment!

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

Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/CAS'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'anything goes'
Shopping Our Stash - 'use something already out on your desk' (Card Candi, blue card, white card and Promarkers!)

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Pink and Blue


It's time for another challenge at Ruby's Rainbow and this time our theme is 'pink and blue'.  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 very cute 'Snow Love' digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs - you can find it here on their website.

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

Stamp n Doodle - 'snow men or snow women'
Divas by Design - 'something snowy'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes with a twist of Christmas'
C is for Challenge - 'winter is coming'
Without Words - 'getting ready for Christmas'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Recipe


This week at Nutcrafters we've got a recipe challenge for you - 1 image, 2 papers and 3 different embellishments.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the Nutcrafters blog.

For my card I've used 'Winter Washing' which is available here on the Nutcrafters website.  My three embellishments are Card Candi, gems and ribbon.

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite spots or stripes' (I love this polka dot paper from Craft Creations because it comes in so many different colours and works well for men's and women's cards)
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes with a twist of Christmas'
LEJ Designs - 'season's greetings'

New Penny's Challenge - Use a Sentiment


A new challenge started yesterday at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'use a sentiment'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used one of the designs from the 'Winter Kids Clip Art' set from Digi My World which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft.

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

Inky Impressions - 'red and green'
I Love Promarkers - 'red and green'
LEJ Designs - 'season's greetings'

Monday, 11 November 2013

New Cutie Pies Challenge - Little Cuties


There's a brand new challenge today on the Cutie Pies Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'little cuties'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge has been sponsored by:


For my card I've die cut a circular easel card and then used the very cute 'Babies Are Such a Nice Way to Start People' stamp set from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  I've paper pieced the little romper suit and added a couple of Card Candi to finish the card.

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

Challenges 4 Everybody - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'show us your tools' (die cutting machine)
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Chraisma Cardz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Daring Cardmakers - 'the other occasions and reasons'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'monochromatic'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'paper piecing'

GDT Card for The Christmas Challenge


A brand new challenge launched yesterday on The Christmas Challenge and this time the theme is 'special card form'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Bambino' stamp from Little Claire which you can find here on their website and also one of the stamps from the 'Christmas Postcards' set which you can find here.  The paper I've used is also from Little Claire and can be found here.

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

Crafting When We Can Challenges - 'red, white and brown'
CRAFT Challenge - 'Christmas'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - 'Christmas is coming'
Crafty Little Fairies Challenge - 'Christmas in November'
Cute Card Thursday - 'animal magic'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'winter wonderland'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'v is for vixen'

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