Saturday, 31 May 2014

Dinkies Tool Box


Today I'm sharing a card made with one of the new Little Claire Dinkies stamps.  There's a whole range of Dinkies designs available and they are all priced at £2 - have a look here at the website to see them all.

This stamp is called 'Dinkies Tools' and you can find it here on the website.

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

Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'for the guys'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Eureka Stamps - 'masculine or grungy'
Crafting at the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Hiding In My Craft Room - 'freestyle'

Friday, 30 May 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge this afternoon on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog - our theme this week is 'anything goes'.  We don't have a sponsor this week but the winner of the challenge will be our GDT member for June.  For all the details about the challenge have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem called 'Ellie With Post Box' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.

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

Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'Christmas'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 29 May 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Paper Piecing


The new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog is 'paper piecing' - one of my favourite things to do with stamped images but something I haven't done enough of recently.  To find out more about the challenge and to see the rest of the cards from the Design Team, have a look here.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a stamp from the 'Miss Anya' stamp set from The Greeting Farm which is available here from Yours or Mine Paper Crafts.  I've paper pieced her bow, top, shorts and shopping bags.

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

Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'it's all about S' (square card, shopping and spots)
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'paper piecing'
Lexi's Creations - 'happy birthday'
A Creative Romance - 'girly'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'perfect in pink'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


A brand new Crafty Girls Challenge has started today and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Rick St Dennis called 'Pollyanna' - you can find it here.

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

Creative Card Crew - 'shabby chic/vintage'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'monochrome'

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Back to School or Starting School


Our new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog is 'back to school or starting school'.  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 sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've a digi from The Paper Shelter called 'Back to School' - you can find it here on their website.

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

Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Cards Galore Challenges - 'merry May'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite colour duo' (brown/kraft and blue - it works for male and female cards)
Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - 'One for the Boys'


There's a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'one for the boys'.  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 'Andy on Tyre Swing' from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  The striped card I've used is from Kanban.

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

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'boys will be boys'
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - 'father's day/masculine'
Lexi's Creations - 'happy birthday'
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'make it masculine'
Hiding In My Craft Room - 'let's hear it for the boy'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - 'one for the guys'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Animals or Insects


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'animals or insects'.  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 new Nutcrafters limited edition stamps.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft.

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

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Paper Minutes - 'animals'
Digi Sketch Challenge - 'use a stamp'
QKR Stampede - 'clean and simple'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

GDT Card for Cards and More Challenge - Lots of Flowers


This is my GDT card for the new challenge on the Cards and More Challenge Blog where the theme is 'lots of flowers'.  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.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


For my card I've used one of the stamps from the 'Fabulous Day' stamp set from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  The two butterflies are from Memory Box, a doily and some pearls.

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

Top Tip Tuesday - 'monochrome'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'butterflies and bees'
Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes'
Hobby Cutz Challenge - 'vintage'
A Little Bit Crafty - 'flower power'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Recipe 1, 2 and 3


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week it's a recipe challenge.  We're asking for 1 of something, 2 of something and 3 of something.  For all the details 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 the 'Going Out' stamp from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.

My recipe is - 1 stamped image, 2 patterned paper and 3 Card Candi.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Eureka Stamps - 'masculine or grungy'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'one for the guys'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - 'stripes'
Simply Create Too - 'father's day or for a male'


Monday, 26 May 2014

GDT Card for Digi Makeover Challenge - Flowers


Today I'm very excited to be joining the Digi Makeover Challenge as a GDT member!  


A big thank you to the team for asking me to join you and also giving me a choice of digi stamps to work with for the new challenge.

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

The theme for the new challenge is 'flowers' and I chose the beautiful 'Moody for Flowers' digi stamp for my card - you can find it here on the Paper Makeup website.  I've used a doilly behind the image and some white and chocolate brown Hobby House pearls to finish my card.

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

Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes'
A Creative Romance - 'girly'
Stampin' for the Weekend - 'for the girls'
The Stamping Boutique - 'use a doily'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'May flowers'
A Little Bit Crafty - 'flower power'



New Cutie Pie Challenge - Emboss It But Keep It Cute


We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - we'd like you to 'emboss it but keep it cute'.  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:


For my card I've used a very cute digi from Crafty Sentiments Designs and my Swiss Dots embossing folder.

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

Lexi's Creations - 'happy birthday'
Crafting from the Heart - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'lots of layers'
A Creative Romance - 'girly'
Fairytale Stampers - 'flowers'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'spring'
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'May flowers'


Sunday, 25 May 2014

New Glory of Christmas - Angels


We've got a new challenge for you today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge today and this time our theme is 'angels.

You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my cards I used 'Angel Jodie' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.

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

Sentimental Sundays - 'things with wings'
Dream Valley Challenge - 'things with wings'
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'stash challenge' (paper is old and blue)
Polkadoodles - 'things with wings'
Sweet Pea Stampers - 'thing with wings'
Word Art Wednesdays - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Little Claire - Cute to Vintage Class Part 3


This is another of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire 'Cute to Vintage' class.  One of the ladies who comes along to the classes on a regular basis had asked about doing a shaker card and this is the result of my design!

I've used 'Daisy Bear' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  The shaker bits inside the card are table confetti.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purples Haze - 'C you're a cutie full of charms'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite colour duo' - pink and brown (or kraft) because I love both colours and find it easy to build up layers using this combination'
CCEE Stampers - 'clear creations'
Passion for Promarkers - 'use your die cuts'
That's Crafty Challenge - 'that's krafty'
Papertake Weekly - 'oh so cute'

Friday, 23 May 2014

New CSAYL Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog and our theme this week is 'anything goes'.  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 one of the stamps from the Little Claire 'Christmas Geese' set which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The sentiment I've used is from Lili of the Valley and my paper from Dovecraft.

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

Sweet Pea Stampers - 'things with wings'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Polkadoodles - 'things with wings'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'things with wings'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'inspired by a song -  "tis the season to be jolly ....'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'things with wings
Stampavie and More - 'Christmas in May'

Thursday, 22 May 2014

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends - Dies


This is my GDT card for the new Hanna and Friends challenge - the theme for this challenge is 'dies'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

The challenge sponsored by:


who are offering this gorgeous stamp as a prize:


For my card I've used the 'Freedom' stamp set from Little Claire which is here on their website.  The dies I've used are : circle and scalloped circle from Spellbinders, heart die from Memory box and sentiment label die from X-Cut.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'use your die cuts'
Flat Friends Challenge - 'dies and/or punches'
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'blue and white'
Craftitude Challenges - 'that's die-licious'

New CRAFT Challenge - Colour Combination


This week on the CRAFT challenge blog we've got a colour combination challenge for you:


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

We are sponsored this week by:


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For my card I used 'Lisbeth on a Fence' from Milk Coffee which you can find here in their Etsy shop.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'colouring show off'
Delightful Challenges - 'red, white and blue'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'inspired by a song' (A you're adorable)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Use Spots and/or Stripes


Another new challenge has started today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'spots and/or stripes'.  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.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used one of the images from the beautiful 'Spring Blocks' digi set from Deedee's Digis which you can find here.

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

The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Without Words - 'pink and/or purple with green'
Allsorts Challenge - 'purple passion'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'clean and simple'

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - A Card With Moving Parts


This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is to make 'a card with moving parts'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the creations from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

I've chosen to make a waterfall card using the 'Man Squares' stamp set from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  My sentiment is computer generated - the card is for a family member's 70th birthday.

Here's a side view of the card to show the mechanism.


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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Eureka Stamps - 'birthdays'
The Male Room - 'a moving part'
Fantasy Stampers - 'numbered birthday'
Shopping Our Stash - 'birthday or anniversary'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'milestone birthdays'
Scor-pal - 'more than one score plus stamped image' (Scor-pal used to make mechanism for waterfall card)
Paper Crafting Journey - 'for that special man'




Monday, 19 May 2014

Dinkies Wellies


There are lots of new additions to the Dinkies range of stamps on the Little Claire website - they're perfect for quick cards but also work for backgrounds and larger designs too.  You can find the whole range here and they're a really good price at only £2 per stamp.

For this card I've used the 'Dinkies Wellies' stamp which is here.  I stamped it three times and added one of the stamps from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'father's day'
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'one for the boys'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'for that special man'
Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Challenges 4 Everybody - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'blue and white'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'


Sunday, 18 May 2014

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Let's Hear It For the Girls


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Squirrel and the Fox challenge blog - our theme this time is 'let's hear it for the girls'.  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:


The Design Team were able to choose a digi-stamp from the Make It Crafty website to work with and my chosen digi was 'Daphne Princess which you can find here on the Make It Craft website.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'purple passion'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'clean and simple'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/anything goes'
Paper Shelter Challenge - 'girly girl'
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - 'birthday'
Ditzie Digi Design - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Little Claire Cute to Vintage Class - Part 2


This another of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire 'Cute to Vintage' class.

I used the 'Stopwatch' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website and coloured the case with Promarkers before paper piecing the middle of the watch using woodgrain paper to match the outside layer.  The backing paper was made using a page from an old book - scrunched up and then inked with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

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

Wags'n'Whiskers - 'one for the boys'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'for that special man'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'use a time piece'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes/for a male'
Passion for Promarkers - 'no sentiment'
My Craft Spot - 'inking'
Left of Centre Challenges - 'card for a male'

Friday, 16 May 2014

New CSAYL Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for a new challenge at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used 'Sledding Bear' from QKR Stampede 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:

Crafty Creations - 'recipe challenge - ribbon and die cuts'
Passion for Promarkers - 'no sentiment'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Crimbo Crackers - 'festive red'
Created With Love Challenge - 'for the love of critters'

Little Claire Blog Project - Baby Pop-Up Box Card


It's my turn to share a project for this week's regular Friday posting on the Little Claire blog.  This is one of the cards I designed for my recent 'Cute to Vintage' class for Little Claire - a pop-up box card using the 'Babies Are Such a Nice Way ....' stamp set.  You can find the stamp set here on the Little Claire website.  I also used the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which you can find here.

You can find full step by step instructions for the card here on the Little Claire blog.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'any sentiment for a child'
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'all about babies'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'blue and white'
OLLCB - 'quotations'
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'fancy folds'
Scor-pal - 'more than one fold with a stamped image' (Scor-pal used for box)
Papertake Weekly - 'pretty pastels'

Thursday, 15 May 2014

New Sparkles Challenge - Celebrate Mom or a Special Lady


A new challenge has just started on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'celebrate Mom or a special lady'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used this month's digi stamp set for the Progressive Challenge from Imagine That - you can find it here on their blog together with all the details about the challenge.

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

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - 'embellish'
Papertake Weekly - 'pretty pastels'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'for mum/special lady'
Milk Coffee Challenge  - 'mother's day/special lady'
Clear It Out Challenge  - 'mother's day and flowers'
Corrosive Challenges - 'banner day'
Pattie's Creations Challenge - 'mother's day'
The Stamping Boutique - 'mom'

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another challenge on the Crafty Girls Challenge blog and we've got another 'anything goes' challenge for your.  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 sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used 'Penny's Heart String' from Dilly Beans - you can find her here on their website.

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

Moving Along With the Times  - 'I Heard It On the Radio - "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Dilly Beans Challenge - 'mother's day/special lady'
Polkadoodles - 'something old (paper) and something new (digi stamp)'

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