Sunday, 31 January 2016

Freebie from Julia Spiri Stamps - Little May


Have you seen the current issue of Making Cards magazine?  There's a great article all about Julia and her creativity and also news about a great free digi that Julia is offering.

The freebie is called 'Little May' and you can find all the details about how you can get this gorgeous digi here on the challenge blog.

You can also find lots of inspiration from the Design Team here on the blog.

Make sure you get your freebie digi soon!

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Fold and Cut


We've got a new challenge today on the Glory of Christmas Challenge and this week we're asking you to 'fold and cut'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

I've made a stepper card using one of my favourite Christmas stamps from LC Designs.  It's called 'Star of Wonder' and is now only available as a digi stamp here on the challenge blog.

My sentiment is also from LC Designs here.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'animals/birds'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Double D Challenge - 'brrrr'
Make My Monday - 'newest or most favourite stamp'

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #301- Winter Cards With Glitter - 31 January 2016


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week we're looking for 'winter cards with glitter'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Fred She Said called 'Winter Emma and the Chickadee'.  I've used the black and white version here and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've used some Glitter Sparkle Sheet available here from LC Designs over the image.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for our Valentine Digis Reveal Day


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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes'
Jingle Belles - 'bling on the holidays'
Allsorts Challenge - 'bring on the bling'
DRS Designs - 'sparkle and shine'

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Exciting News!


A very big thank you to Hilde from the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog for asking me to join the Design Team after I was a Guest Design Team member on the challenge last year.

Our first challenge of the new year will be on 6 February - you can find the challenge blog here.

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Love Is In The Air


We've got a new challenge on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog today and this time our theme is 'love is in the air'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a transparent stamp set from Penny Black called 'Love Bears' coloured with Promarkers.  I've used one of the main images and one of the sentiments.  The image and silver layer were die cut with stitched circle dies and the sentiment with a label die.  I've added some clear gems and punched hearts to finish my card.

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

My Time to Craft - 'love is all around'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'animals or birds'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'punches and/or dies'
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - 'something new'

Friday, 29 January 2016

GDT Inspiration Post for Crafty Sentiments Designs - 60's Fashion


Today I'm sharing a GDT card on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog - you can find my post here.

I've used the '60's Fashion' stamp which is here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.  I've used Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside border die to cut the two pieces of background paper and have added die cut flowers, gems and punched dots to finish the card.

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

Winter Wonderland - 'pastel colours'
Simply Papercrafts - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'add a flower'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite one or multi layer' (I like CAS but I do love layers - I'm not great at using embellishments so I like to add detail to my card with layers)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'get your glad rags on'
Fantastic Tuesday Challenge - 'anything goes/use some flowers'

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Imagine That Digis by Kris Inspiration Post - Nelly's Party


It's my turn to post some inspiration on the Imagine That Digis by Kris blog today and I've shared this card using the very cute 'Nelly's Party' digi stamp set:


You can find the set here on the Imagine That website.  I've used one of the main images coloured with Promarkers and one of the sentiments.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'birthday wishes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Little Red Wagon - 'they say it's your birthday'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

New Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog today and it's an 'anything goes' theme as always.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi from Nikki Burnette called 'Esme' - you can find her here on her website.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Ladies Only


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'ladies only'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps called 'Lulu' - you can find her here on her website.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'birthday wishes'
Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

Gerda Steiner Designs January Progressive Challenge - Love You Kitten


I recently discovered the Gerda Steiner monthly progressive challenge and decided to join in.

This month's digi is 'Love You Kitten' and I've made a little pink and grey card using this cute little guy.  I coloured the digi with Promarkers and added some glitter to the heart.

I'm entering my card in the Gerda Steiner challenge here as well as the following other challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Eureka Stamps - 'love is in the air/valentine'
Allsorts Challenge - 'valentines day'
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'with love'


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Celebrations


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'celebrations' - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi from Cute As A Button called 'Wedding Dress' - you can find it here on their website.

New Create and Inspire - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog and as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi from Lemon Shortbread called 'Flower Headband Fairy Girl' - you can find it here on the Lemon Shortbread website.  The sentiment is from an old PSX set.

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

Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week it was my choice of theme!  I've chosen 'use spots and/or stripes' and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the new digi stamp sets from Imagine That Digis by Kris.  This one is part of the 'Punny Pairs' series and is called 'Wheely Like You' - you can find it here on the Imagine That Digis website.  I've used one of the maim images and one of the sentiments.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
Creative Card Crew - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Snowflakes Promise Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Snowflakes Promise 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 sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Stitchy Bear called 'Beary Happy Winter Bear' - you can find him here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from Hero Arts

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Double D Challenge - 'brrrr'

New Digi Choosday Challenge - In Bloom


It's Tuesday so that means a new challenge on the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog plus of course a great discount to spend on the Polkadoodles website!  Have a look  here for all the details.

Our theme this week is 'in bloom' and I've used the gorgeous 'Serenity Fairy Wishes' download which is available here on the Polkadoodles website.

I chose a digi stamp called 'Serenity Dancing' which is also available here individually on the website.  The papers and sentiment are from the download.

I've added some pink gems and a flower die cut from some of the backing paper.

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

Get Creative Challenge - 'fantasy, mythological etc'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'girls just want to have fun'
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'anything goes'
Fantastic Tuesday Challenge - 'anything goes/use some flowers'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 25 January 2016

Simply Homemade Magazine


I was really excited to have three of my card featured in Simply Cards magazine last month and even more chuffed to see one of them on the cover!

I made three very simple cards using the 'Silhouette Romance' Irresistible Images pack from LC Designs which you can find here on their website.  There's a great range of these image packs to choose from - all pre-coloured and cut square although you can die cut them into different shapes if you want to.  They are great for quick cards or if you're making cards in bulk.  You can see the whole range here on the website.

Here are my cards:




As well as the image panels, I've also used a selection of LC Designs Dinkies sentiments - you can find the full range here.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/elegance'
Try It On Tuesday - 'silhouettes'
Allsorts Challenge - 'valentines day'

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - #300 - Pink, Green, Yellow and Blue - 24 January


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'pink, green, yellow and blue'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


The prize on offer for the winner is their choice of 3 digital stamps from the store.

For my card I've used a digi from Oddball Art called 'Signs of Spring' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

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

Seize the Birthday - 'clean and simple'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'make your mark'

Saturday, 23 January 2016

New Release from Imagine That Digis by Kris - A Little Behind!


This is one of the great new release digis from Imagine That Digis by Kris - the wonderfully named 'A Little Behind'!


As you can see there are several images plus some great sentiments!  You can find the set here in the Imagine That store.

To celebrate the launch of the set, there's a great giveaway on the Imagine That Digis blog - click here for all the details.  You just have to leave us comment to tell us which is your favourite pun from all the digi stamp sets launched today.

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

Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

New Pink Gem Challenge - In the Pink


There's a new challenge on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog today and our theme is 'in the pink'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the winner of our challenge is:

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
( or one of each)  (no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

For my card I've used one of the newest digi stamps from Pink Gem featuring the very cute Little Millie.  This one is called 'Little Millie With Heart Balloon' and you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.

I've also used paper from the Pink Gem digi paper collection 'Sweet Hearts' which you can find here on the website.

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


Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Simon Says Stamp - 'create with critters'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - 'hearts'

Friday, 22 January 2016

Crafty Sentiments Designs on Hochanda Today!


Suzette from Crafty Sentiments Designs will be on the Hochanda challenge today at 10.00am, 1,00pm and 5.00pm so make sure you tune in to watch!

These are two more of the card samples I made for the show - this time I've used the 'Dressing Up' rubber stamp set.


Hope you enjoy the shows!

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'girls just want to have fun'
Simply Create Too - 'something new' (new stamp)
I Love Promarkers - 'use something new' (new stamp) coloured using Promarkers
Unicorn Challenge - 'get your glad rags on'

Crafty Sentiments Designs on Hochanda Today!!


Suzette from Crafty Sentiments Designs will be on the Hochanda challenge today at 10.00am, 1,00pm and 5.00pm so make sure you tune in to watch!

The Design Team have been hard at work making samples for the show and here are the first of my cards using 'The Explorers' rubber stamp set.  For my first card (above) I used a page from an atlas as my background.

For my second card I picked the colours from my colouring of the image and used striped paper and green brown paper to layer up.


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

Addicted to Stamps and More - 'make your mark'
I Love Promarkers - 'use something new' (new stamp) coloured using Promarkers

New Alphabet Challenge - X is for Extra Fold


We've got a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time we've reached the letter X so we want to see 'an extra fold'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used two of the image panels from the new LC Designs 'Roses' Irresistible Images Pack.  You can find them here on the website.  The images are beautiful and they are pre-coloured so are perfect for quick cards.

 The image panels are square so I die cut them into a circle and added some pearls and tiny white hearts.  The sentiment is from the LC Designs 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here on the website,

Here's a close up of the sentiment:


and this is the image panel.


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

Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 21 January 2016

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Cupcakes


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'cupcakes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Jodie With Cupcake' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from the Forever Friends paper pad.

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

Hanna and Friends - 'die cuts'
In the Pink - 'bling it on'

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog and this time it's an 'anything goes theme'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this time are:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Artidoodles called 'Daisies and Butterflies' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

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

Seize the Birthday - 'clean and simple'
Simply Papercraft Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenges - 'clean and simple'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/elegance'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'flower power'

New Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and this time it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The Design Team have all followed the challenge twist and made pocket letters - it's something I hadn't made before and I made a set of three of them.  I've used the 'Little Ballerina' digi stamp which you can find here in Julia's Etsy shop.

I printed out two quotations about dance and then added some gems, tiny punched hearts and die cut flowers.

We look forward to seeing what you make!  The winner will receive 2 digi stamp images but if you have used a Julia Spiri image you will get 4 digi stamp images and a possible GDT spot for a future challenge.  There is also a top 3.

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

Simply Papercraft Challenges - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/elegance'
Fantastic Tuesday - 'make it girly'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Just Boys!


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'just boys!'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Miss Daisy called 'Charlie Fishing on a Log' - you can find him here on the website.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Cats and/or Children


We've got a new challenge today on the Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'cats and/or children'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Star Stampz called 'Spring Sun Shine' - you can find it here on their website.

New Inky Impressions Challenge Plus a New Release!


Not only do we have a new challenge for you today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog but we also have some great new release digis too!

Our challenge theme is 'all about the borders' - all the details are on the challenge blog here.

For my card I've used one of the new release digis - she's called 'Sweet Amelia's Chocolates':


You can find her here on the Inky Impressions website.  I've also used an Inky Impressions sentiment called 'Sweet Wonderful You' which you can find here.  

I used a scalloped card base to make my card and created my 'borders' using some self adhesive red gems.

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