Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Inky Impressions Inspiration Post


Here's my final card of 2014 - an inspiration post for Inky Impressions using 'Nickie Putting on the Ritz' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website.

I've made a shaped card this time using some little flower embellishments I've had for ages, some gems and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

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

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers - 'anything goes'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Hiding In My Craftroom - 'freestyle'
Digitally Sweet Challenge - 'anything goes'

My Favourite Five Creations of 2014


Having joined in last week and shared my favourite Christmas creations, I'm now back to share my five favourite creations of 2014.  I'll be linking this post up to Debby's blog here - there are some fantastic entries already!

It wasn't an easy choice at all but here goes with my five favourite creations of 2014:


First of all, a little gift wallet made with one of my all time favourite Little Claire stamp sets called called 'Oh Man' which you can find here on their website.  I love paper piecing this stamp and it's just so perfect for men's cards.  The round sentiment I've used is from the new set called 'Rebecca's Really Useful Sentiments - Male' which is here on the website.


Next from Pink Gem it has to be this Christmas card which I just love.  I used two digis merged together - 'Nativity Andy' which is here and 'Nativity Chloe' which is here.  The sentiment is an old Hero Arts one.  I know it's another Christmas card but I really love it.


I became part of the team of Imagine That Guest Designers over the summer and was very excited to be asked by Kris to stay on after that as part of the main Design Team.  She has such a varied collection of digis and there were lots I could have chosen but eventually I picked this card made with the 'Lighthouse' digi set which is here.  It's such peaceful image and I've used it on several cards this year.


Again I've only joined the Inky Impressions Design Team very recently so a lot of the cards I've made so far are Christmas ones.  This easel card was my first as a proper Design Team member using 'Umbrella Lili' which is here and the 'Dance in the Rain' digi which is here.  I love the range of characters from Inky Impressions and they have some beautiful sentiments too.


And finally a very simple post-it note holder made using a Nutcrafters digi - because of the technical issues with the website, I can't provide a link at the moment.  I've made lots of these post-it note holders using different digis - they're so simple to make.

So there it is, my favourite five creations of the last year.  Happy New Year to everyone and see you in 2015 for lots more crafting!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Dinkies Pops and Mini Dotty Paper Pad from Little Claire


Today I'm sharing another Little Claire DT card using the new Mini Dotty Paper Pad which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

For this card I've used the gorgeous 'Dinkies Pops' stamp which you can find here on the website.  I've layered it with red and white paper and added some red gems to finish the card.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 29 December 2014

Dinkies Flower Hedgehog and Mini Dotty Paper from Little Claire


New from Little Claire are two mini paper pads designed to work perfectly with their range of Dinkies stamps.  

One of the packs has a great range of dotty papers - there are ten colours and four sheets of each colour in the pad.  You can find the pad here on the Little Claire website.  There is also a mini gingham pack here.

I've used a sheet of the paler blue paper for my card and layered with some kraft and white card.  The stamp I've used is 'Dinkies Flower Hedgehog' which you can find here on the website.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Swirly Birds' set which is here.

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

613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - 'anything goes'
Stemplesonnen Challenges - 'anything goes'
Little Red Wagon - 'happy birthday'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'freestyle'
The Stamping Boutique Challenge - 'spring inspired'

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Fab'n'Funky Challenges Design Team Call


We're having a DT call on the Fab'n'Funky Challenges Blog - would you like to join us?

I've only joined the team very recently and everyone is very friendly and supportive.  We have a great range of sponsors, many of whom provide digis for us to use for our DT cards.

If you think you might be interested, have a look here on the challenge blog and link up your cards for the chance to join us in 2015!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Teddy Collection from Making Cards Magazine - Second Card


This is the second card that I've made using the Teddy Collection papers and toppers that came free with the January issue of Making Cards magazine.  

I've used a mixture of papers for this card plus some kraft and white card.  I finished the card with some punched snowflakes and some self adhesive pearls.

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

OLLCB - 'Christmas'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/use a snowflake'
Winter Wonderland - 'fussy and fancy'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'anything but a square or rectangle'

Friday, 26 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


Meet 'Elvis Bear' - he's one of the latest digis available from Imagine That Digis.  You can find him here in the Imagine That Digis store.

I've coloured him with Promarkers and added a little bit of Stickles around his cuff, collar and the bottoms of his trouser legs although it doesn't show up too well on screen.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've finished the card with red gems and Card Candi.

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

Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'

Little Claire Digi Design Team Call Reminder


Just to remind you that our Little Claire Digi Design Team Call is still open.

We're looking for a group of crafters who love working with digi designs to work with our existing Design Team.  

Lots of people know Little Claire for their excellent quality clear stamps but they also sell a great range of digi stamps.  I've used one of their digi stamps called Digi Golf Bag' to make my card - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

If you're interested in joining our Digi Design Team, have a look here on the Little Claire blog for all the details.  And don't forget to have a look at the range of digi stamps available here.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 25 December 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes


Happy Christmas to everyone!!  

We've got a new 'anything goes' challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog today - take a look here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Sassy Studio Designs called 'Latte Momma Sassy' which you can find here in their online store.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad and I've also used my Fiskars border punch.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'lots of layers'
Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2014


Debby is offering some candy on her blog here and to enter you just need to link up a post with your five favourite Christmas cards of 2014.

So here goes .....

First of all a card made using 'Santa's Hat' from Little Claire which is here on their website:


Next a card using two digi images from Pink Gem - 'Chloe in Hat and Jumper' which is here and 'Yule Log' which is here:


Next a card using 'XOXO Snowmen' from Imagine That which is here on their website:


From Inky Impressions, a card using 'Winter Mailbox Lili' which is here:


And finally, a card using one of the new Christmas digis from Nutcrafters - I can't provide a link at the moment because there are some technical issues with the website.


So there it is - my five favourite Christmas cards of 2014!  Thanks to Debby for provide the prompt for this and of course the candy too.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Santa Stop Here!


I couldn't resist making another Christmas card with this little guy from Pink Gem Designs - he's called Henry.  He appears in a few Christmas stamps - this one is called 'Santa Stop Here Henry' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.

I've used paper from Papermania and some kraft and white card to layer the design.

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

Fairytale Stampers - 'everything goes'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'Christmas'
Hiding in My Craftroom - 'freestyle'
Craft for the Craic - 'favourite Christmas colours' (red, green and kraft)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Teddy Collection from Making Cards Magazine


There are some gorgeous toppers and papers in the January issue of Making Cards magazine - I couldn't resist making a card with the Teddy collection.

I've used one of the circular toppers and two of the papers layered with kraft paper and white card.  To finish the card I added a peel off greeting and some pearls.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a twist - add pearls'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'let's see some pearls'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes with snowflakes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'Christmas/New Year'

Monday, 22 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Christmas Bird Trio


Today I'm sharing another Christmas card - this one was made using a digi called 'Christmas Bird Trio' from Imagine That Digis.  You can find it here on the shop blog.

The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and the gold edged ribbon is from my stash.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a twist - add ribbon'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'when nature calls'
Always Something Creative - 'Merry Christmas'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi plus ribbon'
Emerald Faeries Challenge - 'Christmas - red and green'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'Christmas'




Sunday, 21 December 2014

Cocktail Chilly from Pink Gem


This is another card I made using the new 'Cocktail Chilly' digi stamp from Pink Gem - I've used different colours for this one.  As soon as I saw this digi, I thought of two people it would be perfect for and they have both loved their cards!

You can find the digi stamp here on the Pink Gem website.  

The paper I have used is from Dovecraft and I've finished the card with a peel off greeting and some Card Candi.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Polkadoodles - 'Christmas reds and blues'
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge - 'Merry Christmas'
The East Wind Challenge - 'Christmas'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/use a snowflake'

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for our final challenge of the year on The Glory of Christmas Challenge and we're finishing the year with an 'anything goes' challenge.  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.

For my card I've used one of the newest digi stamps from Imagine That Digis by Kris - this cute little guy is called 'Beary Merry Christmas' and you can find the set here in the Imagine That shop.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've used a gold peel off border round the image as well as two peel off greetings and some Card Candi to finish off the card.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'Christmas'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'cute and cuddly Christmas'
The East Wind Challenge - 'Christmas'
Papertake Weekly - 'last Christmas card of the year'

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Little Claire Digi Design Team Call


Would you like to be part of the brand new Little Claire Digi Design Team?  We're looking for a group of crafters who love working with digi designs to work with our existing Design Team.  

Lots of people know Little Claire for their excellent quality clear stamps but they also sell a great range of digi stamps.  I've used one of the freebie digi stamps called 'Lydia Goes Shopping' to make my card - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

If you're interested in joining our Digi Design Team, have a look here on the Little Claire blog for all the details.  And don't forget to have a look at the range of digi stamps available here.

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

Hiding in My Craft Room - 'freestyle'
A Random Fan Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'
Use Yourself Challenge  - 'anything goes'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - The Big Guy


I'm running a bit late this week - this is my card for the new Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge which started on Tuesday last week.  Our theme for this final challenge of the year is 'the big guy' or Santa and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used of the fab Santa digis from Nutcrafters - unfortunately there are technical issues with the website at the moment so I can't provide a link.  The paper I've used is from Papermania.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge - 'Merry Christmas'
CCEE Stampers - 'starring Santa'
Papertake Weekly - 'last Christmas card of the year'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Male Room Challenge - 'Christmas'

Friday, 19 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


It's time for my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis and this week I've used one of the newest Christmas digi sets.  

The set is called 'Miceskate' and it's available here on the Imagine That website.  I've coloured the digi with Promarkers and used paper from Dovecraft.  The sentiment is part of the digi set.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'Christmas'
Polkadoodles - 'Christmas reds and blues'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'cute and cuddly Christmas'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'winter sports'
Digi Choosday - 'last minute Christmas'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'anything goes'

New Sweet 7 Challenge - Winter


A new challenge has started today on the Sweet 7 Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'winter'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Snowman Family' which is available here 
in the Sweet 7 Digital Design store.

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

QKR Stampede - 'lots of layers'
Creative Knockouts - 'winter wonderland'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'Christmas - non-traditional colours'
Ladybug Crafts - it's cold outside'
Creative Moments - ' non-traditional colours'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'winter inspiration'

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Inky Impressions Inspiration Post


This is a very quick and simple card I've made using a digi sentiment called 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' - you can find it here on the Inky Impressions website.

I've used paper from Dovecraft and some red and white paper to layer it up - a very easy card to make and perfect for last minute cards!

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'Merry Christmas'
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Christmas'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'happy holidays'

New CRAFT Challenge - New


There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and our theme this week is 'new' - we're thinking new baby, new home, new job etc.  For more details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card, I've used a stamp from Sweet Stamps called 'Rock a Bye Baby' which you can find here on their website.

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

Word Art Wednesdays - 'anything goes'
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Sentimental Sundays - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for the last challenge of this year at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Snowball Penguins' which you can find here on their website.

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

Papertake Weekly - 'last Christmas card of the year'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'Christmas'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes with snowflakes'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Christmas'

The 12 Months of Christmas - Design Team Sneak Peek


This is my first proper post as a member of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Design Team.  Our cards are featured on Decosse's Dynamite Doodles as part of the post for November's winners' post here and also on The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog here.

We've used the digi paper which is being sent out to everyone who qualified for winning the November challenge:


I've also used one of the cute little reindeer from the 'Joyous Reindeer' set from Imagine That Digis which you can find here on their website.  I've added some red paper, a peel off sentiment and some Card Candi.

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

Digi-Choosday - 'last minute Christmas'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'Christmas'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas'
Through the Purple Haze - 'Merry Christmas'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'last minute Christmas'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 15 December 2014

New Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes


Our final challenge of the year at the Sparkles Forum Challenge Blog is a celebration of our fourth anniversary!!  We've got an 'anything goes' theme this time - for all the details, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


For my card I've used one of the newest digi stamps from Pink Gem called 'Cocktail Chilly' - I just couldn't resist making a couple of last minute cards with him!!  You can find him on the Pink Gem website here.

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

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'let's see a piece of fruit'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'last minute Christmas'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'red, white and green'
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog - 'red and green'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi plus rhinestones or ribbon'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas'
ABC Challenge - 'z is for zany'
Pile It On Challenge Blog - 'anything goes Christmas/holidays'

Sunday, 14 December 2014

New From Little Claire - You Are Lovely


Today I'm sharing another DT card I made using one of the latest stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'You Are Lovely' and you can find it here on their website.

It's a very simple card using lilac gingham paper, purple backing paper and a couple of gems.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'anything with wings'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 13 December 2014

New Little Claire Challenge - A Special Christmas Card


We've got a new challenge today on the Little Claire Challenge Blog and this month we're asking you to make a 'special Christmas card'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Here's the prize on offer for the winner:


For my card I've used a Little Claire stamp called 'Little One' which you can find here on their website.   The paper I've used is also available here from Little Claire.  The sentiment is computer generated.

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

That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'family Christmas'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'non-traditional Christmas'
Love to Create Challenge - 'non-traditional holiday colours'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'urgently needed Christmas creations'
We Do Doobadoo - 'festive spirit'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'add snowflakes'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'special occasiona'

Friday, 12 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration Post


It's time for my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis and this week I've made a little rocker card.

I've used the very cute 'Penguin Cocoa' digi from Imagine That - you can find it here on the website.  I die cut the card from kraft card and then die cut all the layers on top.

For more inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'happy holidays'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Christmas'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'last minute Christmas'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'anything with wings'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'Merry Christmas'


Thursday, 11 December 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Sketch


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week we've got a sketch for you to follow:


For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card, I've used a digi from Karen's Doodles called 'Snowmen Carolling' - you can find it here on her website.

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

Crafty Creations Challenge - 'something to die for'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'Christmas or winter'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes with spots or dots'
Divas by Design Challenge - 'seeing red'

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