Friday, 28 February 2014

Introducing Poppy - New from Pink Gem


This is Poppy - she features in a brand new range of gorgeous digi-stamps from Pink Gem.  This is the first of the stamps and is simply called 'Poppy' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  Watch out next week for another card made with one of the other gorgeous Poppy digis.

I've used some paper from Craftwork Cards and a Memory Box heart die plus some paper flowers to finish my card.

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

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'sentiments for a girl'
Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes birthday'
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'use dies or punches'
I Love Promarkers - 'use die cuts, no punches'
Love to Create - 'anything goes'
OLLCB - 'fashionista'

Winner of My Blog Prize - Sparkles Christmas Blog Hop


A big thank you to everyone who left a comment on my post for the Sparkles Christmas blog hop.

The lucky winner of the gift certificate is ............


Congratulations, Kym!  Please e-mail me (details in my sidebar) so I can sort out your prize.

Helen x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspired by a Film


It's time for another challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see cards 'inspired by a film'.  For all the details of the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

This week we're sponsored by:


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My card was inspired by 'The Snowman' and I've used 'Lonely This Christmas' from Dr Digi which you can find here on their website.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
WinterWonderland - 'the most wonderful time of the year'
Digi Darla's Challenge - 'make it masculine'
Crimbo Crackers - 'blue and white'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Guys and Girls


We've got another new challenge for you on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and this week our theme is 'guys and girls'.  For all the details of the challenge and to see the cards from the Design Team members, have a look here on the challenge blog.

This week we are sponsored by:


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For my card I've used 'Effie Trinket Sassy 2' which you can find here on the Sassy website.  I thought she had a poinsettia in her hair so I've made her into a Christmas design but I'm not sure whether that's right or not!

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
WinterWonderland - 'the most wonderful time of the year'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'Christmas'
Fan-tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'

Step Sister at the Sisterhood of Crafters - One for the Boys


This is my second card for the month as a step sister for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - a big thank you again to the ladies for inviting me to join them.

The theme for the challenge this time is 'One for the Boy's - you can find all the details and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Andy With Guitar' from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  The papers I've used are digi papers from the Pink Gem 'Baby Boy Bears' set which you can find here.

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

Cardz 4 Guys - 'music'
Digi Darla's Challenge - 'make it masculine'
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'square, circle and rectangle'
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'inspired by music'
Craftitude - 'anything goes or hit the right note'
Crafty Little Fairies - 'one for the boys'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Ribbon and Bling


There's still time to enter our current Nutcrafters Challenge - the theme is 'ribbon and bling'.  For all the details of the challenge, have a look here at the challenge blog and to see the mid-challenge inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'use die cuts - no punches'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Incy Wincy Designs - 'birthday'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'monochromatic'
Allsorts Challenge - 'ladies day'

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Little Claire 'One Stamp' Class Part 4


This is another of the cards I designed for the recent Little Claire 'One Stamp' class using 'Butterfly Blossom' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I also used one of the Little Claire 'Postcard Sentiment' stamps which you can find here.

The image was stamped, coloured with Promarkers and then cut into four equal pieces.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stamps Blog - 'favourite colours' (pink and brown)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'use the colour pink'
Eureka Stamps - 'add a butterfly'
Pile It On Challenge - 'thinking of you'
Totally PaperCrafts - 'spring'
In the Pink Challenge - 'pink plus one'

Exciting News!


I was really excited a couple of weeks back to receive an e-mail inviting me to join the team at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!  

The new Design Team has been introduced here on the challenge blog and our first new challenge will be on Friday 7 March.

New Sparkles Christmas Anything Goes Challenge and Blog Hop


We've got a very special challenge for you today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog!  It's our third anniversary and we're celebrating with an 'anything goes' challenge and a blog hop with lots of great prizes.

To take part you need to hop to each DT member's blog and either leave a comment or add yourself to the Linky tool.  Then head back to the challenge blog and add your 'anything goes' creation to the linky.

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

The sponsors on the challenge blog are:


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Plus there are some extra prizes on our own blogs as you complete the hop:











So if you've hopped on to my blog, your next step is to head back to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog and link up your 'anything goes' creation.

I have a fantastic prize on offer which has very kindly been donated by Little Claire -


There are lots of wonderful products on the Little Claire website including gorgeous stamps, digis, papers, ribbons, ink pads, cutting dies, outline stickers and lots, lots more.  If you haven't seen the website yet, make sure you go and take a look!

For my card I've used one of my favourite 'Little Claire' Christmas stamps, the gorgeous 'Bambino' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

Don't forget to leave me a comment below to take part in the blog hop and be in with a chance of winning the Little Claire voucher.

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

Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'Christmas'
The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Animal Friends Challenge - 'dots'

Monday, 24 February 2014

Little Claire One Stamp Class - Part 3


This is the third of the cards I designed for the recent Little Claire 'One Stamp' class using the 'Butterfly Blossom' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  I've coloured the stamped image with neutral shades and also decoupaged the larger of the two butterflies.

The background paper I've used is also available here from Little Claire.  The die I've used is 'Floral Ovals' from Spellbinders which is here on the website.

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

Sweet Pea Stampers - 'vintage'
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge - 'vintage or shabby chic'
Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes/use flowers'
Stampin for the Weekend - 'flowers'
Stamping Sensations - 'wings, fantasy and fiction'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy - 'monochromatic'

Sunday, 23 February 2014

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Something Spooled


We've got a new challenge for you today on The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog - this time we want you to use 'something spooled' on your card.  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.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used the very cute 'Amelia's Puppy' digi which you can find here on the Make It Crafty website.  I've also used a heart Memory Box die and papers/card from Craft Creations.

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

Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'ladies day'
Feeling Crafty Challenge - 'dies and/or punches'
The Stamping Boutique - 'use a punch or die cut'
Papertake Weekly - 'lovely layers'
Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog - 'animal friends'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'use 2 or more die cuts'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Friday, 21 February 2014

Little Claire One Stamp Class Part 2


Today I'm sharing another card I designed for the recent Little Claire class 'One Stamp, Lots of Cards'.  The whole class was based around the beautiful 'Butterfly Blossom' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

This is a dimensional card - I'm never too sure of the proper names for different shaped cards but I think I've seen this one referred to as a diagram card.  It's basically two pieces of card with scored tabs on each end to join it together.  I cut the aperture with circle dies and then created the little red circular frame using a scalloped and plain circle die.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'no square cards'
Passion for Promarkers - 'shaped cards'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'colour challenge - reds'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'winged fairytales'
Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/use flowers'
The Crazy Challenge - 'red and white'
The Stamping Boutique - 'use a punch or die cut'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 20 February 2014

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got another new 'anything goes' challenge for you on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog - this time we're sponsored by:


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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 'Charlotte Reading' which you can find here in the Milk Coffee Etsy store.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
My Craft Creations - 'anything goes'
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'tic tac toe' (digi, die cuts, flowers)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes'
Feeling Crafty Challenge - 'dies and/or punches'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'use a die cut or a punch'

New CRAFT Challenge - Recipe


We've got another challenge for you today on the CRAFT Challenge blog and this week we've got a recipe for you:


Our challenge is sponsored by:


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For my card I've used 'Sweet Offering Cutie Pie Kid' which is available here on the DRS Designs website.  I've followed the sketch from Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog and have used papers from Dovecraft.

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'designer paper x 3'
Papertake Weekly - 'lovely layers'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - 'sketch'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
My Craft Creations - 'anything goes'
Hobby Cutz Challenges - 'blue and brown'

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Lots of Layers


Today we've got a new challenge for you at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'lots of layers'.  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.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used one of the latest Pink Gem digis, the very cute 'Jodie With Cupcake' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The papers I've used are from Craftwork Cards and I've followed the sketch from the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.

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

Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'spots or stripes'
Papertake Weekly - 'lovely layers'
Craft Your Passion - 'girly girl'
Creative Knockouts - 'spots and dots'
Jellypark Challenges - 'chocolate and/or cake'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Texture


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time we'd like to see some 'texture'.  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 one of my favourite stamps from the recent Little Claire Silhouette release 'Owl Tree' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  My 'texture' is the dry embossed background and the ribbon.

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

Inky Impressions - 'black and white challenge'
Divas by Design - 'rubber stamps only'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'come fly with me'
Through the Purple Haze - 'embossing'
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - 'black and white'
The Crafting Cafe - 'embossing'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 'embossing'
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges - 'monochrome'
Craftyhands Challenge Blog - 'embossed background'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Ribbon and Bling


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog and our theme is 'ribbon and bling'.  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 one of the digi stamps from the 'Angel Collection' called 'A Sprinkle of Stars' which you can find here on the Nutcrafters website.  The papers I've used are from Lili of the Valley.


There's a February Flash Sale at Nutcrafters with lots of bargains to be had - click here to go to the website.

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

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'winged fairytales'
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - 'ribbon'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'add lots of snow'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'snow much fun'
Hobby Cutz Challenges - 'blue and brown'
Digi Galore - 'things with wings'
Delicious Doodles - 'ribbon and bling'

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Little Claire One Stamp Class - Part 1


This is the first of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire 'One Stamp, Lots of Cards' class.  Our stamp for the class was the beautiful 'Butterfly Blossom' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  During the afternoon we made four cards and also a little project - I'll share them all over the next couple of weeks.

The image for the first card was embossed with clear powder although that doesn't show up in the photo.  I kept to a black and white colour scheme for a change and finished the card with two punched hearts.

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

Stamping Sensations - 'wings, fantasy and fiction'
Lexi's Creations - 'monochromatic'
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - 'monochromatic'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'use a die cut or a punch' 
Creative Knockouts - 'spots and dots'
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - 'black and white'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'winged fairytales'

Monday, 17 February 2014

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute With Spots and Dots


It's time for another challenge on The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'cute with spots and dots'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the rest of the cards from the DT members here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I used the very cute 'Ali's Paper Hearts' which is here on the From the Heart website.

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

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/use flowers'
Creative Corner Challenges - 'from the heart'
Passion for Promarkers - 'have a heart'
Papertake Weekly - 'with a heart'
Di's Designs Challenge Blog - 'tic tac toe' (digi, die cuts, flowers)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Glory of Christmas Challenge - Snow

 
It's time for another challenge at The Glory of Christmas Challenge blog and this time our theme is 'snow'.  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 a stamp from the Penny Black 'Mimi's Winter Friends' set and some paper from the Lili of the Valley 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad.

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

Saturday, 15 February 2014

New Sparkles Challenge - Lace/Ribbon, Pearls and Hearts


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Sparkles Challenge blog and this time our theme is 'use lace/ribbon, pearls and hearts' - perfect for this time of year!  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used one of the stamps from the Little Claire 'Swirly Birds' set which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is also part of the same set.

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

Creative Corner Challenges - 'from the heart'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'use red/pink'
The Stamping Boutique Challenge -'valentine/love challenge'
Craftitude - 'anything goes or valentines/love'
Totally Papercrafts - 'valentine/love'
In the Pink Challenge - 'a little pink love'
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'must have hearts'
Fantasy Stampers - ' bingo' (pink, pearls, lace)

New Little Claire Challenge - Monotone


A new challenge has just started on the Little Claire blog and this month we're asking you to make 'monotone' cards.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team plus this month's GDT member here on the challenge blog.

We have a great prize on offer for the challenge winner:


My card is one that I designed for one of my recent Little Claire classes and uses a combination of Little Claire stamps.  First of all, for the background I repeat stamped the 'Crackle' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  My main image is one of the great new stamps called 'Silhouette Elephants' which you can find here.  Finally, I've used one of the 'Dictionary Definition' stamps which you can find here.

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

Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Bloggers Network - all about boys
Crafty Cardmakers - 'this is a man's world'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge- 'animals or birds'
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - 'monochrome'

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