Monday, 31 March 2014

New Cutie Pie Challange - Cute With Dies and Punches


A new challenge has started today on the Cutie Pie Challenge and this time our theme is 'cute with dies and punches'.  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:


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For my card I've used 'Little Miss Sassy' from A Random Fan - you can find her here on their website.  My dies are the circle, scalloped circle and hearts and my punches are two sizes of flower punch to create the pink and brown flowers.

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

Digi Makeover Challenge - 'pastel colours'
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - 'add some flowers'
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'use those dies'
Totally Papercrafts - 'think pink'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
In the Pink - 'for a child or baby'
Crafting When We Can - 'for a child'

Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Glory of Christmas Challenge - Peace on Earth


We've got a new challenge for you today on The Glory of Christmas challenge and our theme is 'peace on earth'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog,

For my card I've used 'Silhouette Manger' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website and an old Hero Arts sentiments stamp.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'previous colour challenge' (combo #12 - black, white and metallic of choice)
Crimbo Crackers - 'anything Christmas goes'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Hiding in My Craftroom - 'freestyle'
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - 'black, white and one other colour' (silver)

Friday, 28 March 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Die Cuts and Ribbon


It's time for a new challenge on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'use die cuts and ribbon'.  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 'Star of Wonder' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  The background paper I've used is from Kanban and the sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I've also used the Memory Box 'Precious Stars' die.

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

Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes Christmas'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christams link up'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'monochromatic' 
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'Christmas'

Little Claire March Club Stamp - Good Times


This is the second of the cards I made with this month's Little Claire club stamp set - it's called 'Good Times' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

I've used two of the main images in the set plus two of the sentiments.  If you look closely, you'll see that I've paper pieced the owl's waistcoat.  

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

Paper Crafting Journey - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes/spots or stripes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/birds of a feather'
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - 'use a stamp or a digi stamp'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Flowers in Bloom 2


Today I'm sharing the last of my sample cards made for the current Four Day Deal on Create and Craft using the beautiful 'Flowers in Bloom 2' CD rom.  You can find the CD room here on the Create and Craft website.

The artwork on the CD is beautiful and there's something for everyone one there.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Moments - 'anything goes/things with wings'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/birds of a feather'
Country View Challenges - 'paper chase'

And here's a quick review of the cards I've posted over the past few days, all made with 'Flowers in Bloom 2':






New CRAFT Challenge - 'Weather/What Is the Season Where You Are?


We've got a new challenge for you today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog - our theme is 'weather or what is the seasons where you are'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look at the challenge blog here.

This week we are sponsored by:


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For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Deacon Rain' which you can find on their website here.  It couldn't have been more appropriate for my card - it's raining heavily outside as I type this post!!

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

Paper Crafting Journey - 'anything goes'
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 'anything goes'
Die Cuttin' Divas - 'celebrate umbrella month' (two sizes of Spellbinders circle dies)
Eureka Stamps - 'no square cards'
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - 'use a stamp or a digi stamp'

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Flowers in Bloom 2


This is another sample card I made for the current Four Day on Create and Craft - the gorgeous Card Creations Plus CD rom.  You can find it here on the Create and Craft website.

This is a very simple card using a circular topper and matching backing paper with a chain link peel off border round the image.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Sentimental Sundays - 'flowery spring'
CD Sunday Challenge - 'going round in circles'
Hobbycutz Challenges - 'girly but no pink'

New Penny's Challenge - Use Your Favourite Colour Combo


This week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, our theme is 'use your favourite colour combo'.  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 are sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Eureka Stamps - my colour combo is of course pink and green.

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

The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Polkadoodles - 'spring is in the air'
Moving Along With the Times - 'photo inspiration'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'no designer papers'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Pink and Brown


There's still time to enter our current Nutcrafters Challenge - our theme is 'pink and brown'.  You can find all the details in the original challenge post here and see some more inspiration in the challenge reminder post here.

For my card I've used one of the brand new stamps which will be available very soon from Nutcrafters.  I've also used the sentiment from the Little Claire set 'A Little Bird Told Me' which is here.

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

Stampavie and More - 'girly'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/things with wings'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'use your favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/spots or stripes'
QKR Stampede Challenge - 'a little bird told me'
Craft Your Passion - 'mother's day/for the ladies'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'things with wings'

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Gone Fishing


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this week our theme is 'gone fishing'.  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 'Maybe' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Kanban.

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

Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes/spots of stripes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Without Words Challenge - 'relax - hobbies and leisure'
The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Flowers in Bloom 2


Here's another card that I made using the gorgeous 'Flowers in Bloom 2' CD rom from Card Creations Plus.  The CD is the current Four Day Deal on Create and Craft - there are still lots more TV shows over the next few days if you haven't seen it yet.

The CD rom is available here on the Create and Craft website.  The art work is stunning and there's something on there for all occasions.

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

Through the Purple Haze - 'bingo' (purple, bling and flowers)
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'mother's day/for the ladies'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes'

Imagine That Progressive Challenge


This is the second Imagine That Progressive Challenge that I've taken part in - because I entered a card in the last month's challenge, I received the digi set for this month's challenge free and it's a really cute one too!  The set is called 'Kitty in Flowers' and includes the main image and sentiment I've used plus some more sentiments.

You can find all the details about the challenge and see lots of inspiration here on the challenge blog.

I've kept my card very CAS because I think the main image is just so cute.  All I've added is the die cuts hearts, some pearls and some gem stones on the sentiment which I die cut into a circle.

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

Imagine That - 'kitty in flowers - March challenge'
Eureka Stamps - 'no square cards'
Creative Card Crew - 'animals'
Whoopsi Daisy - 'welcome spring'
The Craft Garden - 'pastel colours'
 Milk Coffee Challenge - 'flowers'
Inky Impressions Challenges - 'think spring'
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 24 March 2014

Hobby House Play Days


I treated myself to some of the Hobby House die cut sheets recently and this sweet image is from one of them called 'Play Days'.  You can find the sheet here on the Hobby House website.

I've layered the card with red and brown paper and navy gingham and sewn on four red buttons as embellishments.  The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'Dictionary Definitions' stamp set which you can find here on their website.

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

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - 'use some buttons'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'all about the boy'
The Hobby House Challenge - 'buttons'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'square card'

Create and Craft Four Day Deal - Flowers in Bloom 2


The brand new 'Flowers in Bloom 2' CD rom from Card Creations Plus is now available on Create and Craft as this week's Four Day Deal.  You can find the CD rom here on their website.

The artwork on the CD rom is beautiful and there's something on there for all occasions.  Today's card (above) would work for a man as well as a woman.  I'll have some more cards to share over the next few days.

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

Crafts 4 Eternity - 'anything goes'
Creative Knockouts - 'things with wings'
Cute Card Thursday - 'it's a wild world'
Crafty Bloggers Network - 'nature'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'feathers'
Hiding In My Craft Room - 'let's get digital'

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Flowers in Bloom 2 on Create and Craft - Second Sneak Peek


Here's another sneak peek of the brand new 'Flowers in Bloom 2' CD rom from Card Creations Plus which will be launching tomorrow as the Four Day Deal on Create & Craft.  This one is an A5 sized card using a matching image and backing paper.  More cards to follow during the week.

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'let's get digital'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Love to Create - 'clean and simple or classy and elegant'
The Crazy Challenge - 'flower frenzy'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'flowers'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'mother's day/special lady'

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Inspired by a Book


It's time for another challenge on the Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog and this time we want to see cards 'inspired by a book'.  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 sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used the beautiful 'Spring Breeze' digi which you can find here on the Paper Shelter website.  As soon as I saw it, I thought of Mary Poppins so that's the book I've been inspired by!

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

Crazy for Challenges - 'shake your thing'
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Daring Cardmakers - 'do-dielicious'
I Love Promarkers - 'pink and brown'
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Digi Galore Challenges - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Flowers in Bloom 2 on Create and Craft - Sneak Peek


The new Four Day Deal on Create and Craft from Monday of next week will be the beautiful 'Flowers in Bloom 2' CD rom from Card Creations Plus.  I'm lucky enough to be part of the Card Creations Plus Design Team and I've got a selection of cards to share made with the beautiful images and papers on the CD rom.  There's something on there for all occasions and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.

Here's a sneak peek of one of the designs - the backing paper matches the toppers perfectly and the sentiment is part of the topper sheet.

I'll have another sneak peek to share tomorrow!

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'let's get digital'
Divas by Design - 'flower power'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Love to Create - 'clean and simple or classy and elegant'
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'flowers and/or mothers day'
The Crazy Challenge - 'flower frenzy'

Friday, 21 March 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Fav Colour Combination


It's time for another challenge on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog and this time our theme is 'your favourite colour combination'.  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 this challenge we are sponsored by:


For my card I've used 'Cozy Little Chickadees' from Meljen's Designs which you can find here on their website.  The background card I've used is from Kanban and the little stars are a Memory Box die.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Crimbo Crackers - 'cute Christmas'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'it's cold outside'
Creative Knockouts - 'things with wings'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - 'Christmas card link up'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'anything goes'

Purple Tulips


Today I'm sharing a card I made recently as a 'thinking of you' card.  I finally used a Spellbinders Lattice die which I bought last year and hadn't got round to trying and I really like the result.  The stamp I've used is an old wood mounted one made by Great Impressions.

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

Southern Girls Challenge - 'floral frenzy'
The Crazy Challenge - 'floral frenzy'
Divas by Design - 'flower power'
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'flowers and/or mother's day'
Alphabet Challenge Blog - 'c is for country flowers'
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 'favourite die cuts'
Feeling Crafty Challenge - 'use dies or punches'
Creative Corner Challenges - 'a little texture'

Thursday, 20 March 2014

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another 'anything goes' challenge on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog.  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 this challenge we've been sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used 'Boogie Board Owen' from The Paper Nest - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a magazine cover gift.

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

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'make a square card'
Pile It On - 'for a guy'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'boys to men'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
A Little Bit Crafty - 'are we there yet'?
Digi Choosday Challenge - 'boy's stuff'
Wags'n'Whiskers Stamps - 'sports'
Stampavie and More - 'sport'
Crafting from the Heart - 'inspired by a film' ('The Beach')

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspiration Picture


This week on the CRAFT Challenge Blog we've got an inspiration picture for you:


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 this challenge, we are sponsored by:
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For my card I've used 'Little Boat' from Spyders Other Corner - you can find it here on their website.

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

Pile It On - 'for a guy'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Without Words - 'relax - hobbies and leisure'
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - 'use a stamp or a digi'
Wags'n'Whiskers Stamps - 'sports'

New Penny's Challenge - Buttons and Bows


A new challenge started yesterday at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'buttons and bows'.  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 'Brat Boy Valentines' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website.  I stitched three buttons to the top right of the card and used my bow on the heart.  The paper I've used is from the Back to Basics range.

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

Shopping Our Stash - 'buttons and bows'
Love to Scrap Challenge - 'buttons and bows'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - 'use a stamp or a digi'
Craftyhands Challenge - 'buttons and bows'
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - 'use buttons'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Happy Birthday


Our new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow has the theme 'happy birthday' - a nice, easy one for everyone!  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'm sharing a card I designed for one of my recent Little Claire classes.  I've used two of the Daschund outline stickers from Little Claire - I decoupaged the dog and have used words from the sheet for the sentiment strip.  You can find the stickers here on the Little Claire website.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

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