Monday, 29 February 2016

Sunsational Stamps February Release Blog Hop


  Welcome to  Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for February, 2016.  I'm very excited o be joining the blog hop as a GDT!  Thank you for joining  us today!  Our theme for this months release is "Critters and Flowers". We are so excited about this release, there are 12 sets and the images are too cute for words, I am confident that you will love them!!! 

 There is as always Blog Candy to be won at every stop. that means if you follow the rules we have set out you have 10 chances to win. This month we have decided to offer as blog candy one set of the winner's choice from our new release. You get to choose which you would like, we are really excited about this offer.

So that everyone gets a little something for participating in the hop there will be a free gift digital image Available for you to claim at the end of the hop it will be an exclusive image created just for this event!    

 Here are a few simple rules we ask you to follow  to show support for each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the drawing for the blog candy and the Free digital stamp 

1) you MUST visit each blog, 

2) leave a comment,

3) become a follower of each blog and our DT blog at http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.co.uk/

 We also are offering a special for this release: you will get 10% off any order of $10.00 or more. Just use the code FEBRUARY10.  The code will be valid  for one full week and ends on March 4 at midnight.

 Grab your favorite beverage, and let's get hopping.  


For my first project I used the 'Woodland Friends' set:


I fussy cut round different elements of the set, coloured with Promarkers and then created the little scene on my card.


And for my second card I used the 'Beary Special' set:


I made a three panel card this time using two of the main bear images and one of the sentiments.

If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs from 8 am February 27th through  11:59 pm February 28th, so you  have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.

So lets get hopping:

Carla      -  www.racincrafts.blogspot.com

 Thank you for joining us, we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Jesus is Born


The theme for today's new Glory of Christmas Challenge is 'Jesus is Born' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I used:

'Silhouette Christmas' Irresistible Images from LC Designs
'Falling Snow' paper pack from LC Designs
'Peace on Earth' Dinkies sentiment stamp from LC Designs
black paper and gems from Craft Creations

The Robyn's Fetish Blog Challenge #305 - Pearls - 28 February


There's a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'pearls'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is:


and the prize on offer for the winner is a $15 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter store.

For my card I've used:

'Cozy Winter Wishes' digi stamp from The Paper Shelter store
paper from First Edition paper pad
kraft paper and scalloped card blank from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
scalloped circle die from Spellbinders
Promarkers
Joy flower die
self adhesive pearls

Saturday, 27 February 2016

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Mum's Rule


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Mum's Rule'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I've used:

'Wavy Cats' stamp from LC Designs
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
'Dictionary Definitions' stamp set from LC Designs
Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
clear embossing powder
Promarkers

Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Card


It's my turn to share some inspiration on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog today and I've made a card using the beautiful 'I Love You' stamp.

This is the side of the card:


Have a look here for my full step by step photo tutorial.

To make the card I used:

scalloped square card blank, black paper and gems from Craft Creations
2 sizes of stitched circle Memory Box dies
patterned paper from my stash
sentiment from LC Designs

Thursday, 25 February 2016

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Florals


A new challenge has started today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'florals'.  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:

'Watering Can Tulips' from Imagine That Digis by Kris
Promarkers
card, gems and paper from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
circle dies from Go Kreate

New Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got 'anything goes' challenge on the Crafty Girls Creations Challenge Blog today - 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 the challenge is:


To make my card I've used:

'Flowers in a Teacup' digi stamp from A Day for Daisies
Promarkers
paper from the 'Lily Bug Love' download collection from Polkadoodles
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
black gems from Craft Creations

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


The theme for this week's challenge on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog is 'anything goes' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and 


To make my card I've used:

'Little Flower Girl' digi stamp from All Dressed Up
papers and scalloped square blank from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
Joy flower die
doily
Promarkers
single hole punch

New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes


Our new challenge this week on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog has the usual 'anything goes' theme and you can find all the details plus see all the inspiration from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:


To make my card I've used:

'Daddy's Little Helper' digi stamp from All Dressed Up
papers from Forever Friends
brown paper and black gems from Craft Creations
Presscut square stitched dies

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Birds of a Feather


The theme for our new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog is 'birds of a feather'.  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 part of one of the card topper kits from Pink Gem Designs.  I really liked the text paper behind the digi image and wanted to use it as part of my card.  I also cut down one of the banner sentiments so I could fit it on the bottom of my card.

I've used:

Steampunk Owl Card Topper Digi Kit from Pink Gem Designs
paper from Craftwork Cards
gems from Craft Creations

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

Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'

New Snowflakes Promise Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring Theme


We've got a new challenge on today on A Snowflakes Promise Challenge and our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  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 Time to Share' digi stamp from All Dressed Up
paper from my stash
Joy flower die 
Press Cut square die
gems from Craft Creations

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

Craft Your Passion - 'anything goes'
The Crazy Challenge - 'card for a friend'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite fold or shape' (I love scalloped square cards - I can add lots of layers and they look just a little bit more fancy than a plain square card)
4 Crafty Chicks - 'friendship'
All Dressed Up Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Digi Choosday Challenge - The Colour Green/Nature


There's a new challenge on the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog today and this week our theme is 'the colour green/nature'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog and you can also find information about today's great discounts!

For today's card I've used:

'Serenity Dancing' digi stamp and sentiment from the Serenity Collection download
paper from the same download
polka dot paper from the 'Lily Bug Love' collection
stitched circle dies from The Memory Box
circle die from Go Kreate
Sweet Dixie border die
Promarkers

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'dies and/or punches'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - 'anything goes/buttons or pearls'

Monday, 22 February 2016

Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps - 'Lonely Boy'


This little guy is called 'Lonely Boy' and was a free image very generously provided to the members of the Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps Facebook group earlier this month.

The Facebook group is here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1725571720999725/?fref=ts

I decided to make a birthday card using the digi and have coloured him with Promarkers.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition paper pad and I've added a peel off sentiment, some red gems and die cut photo corners to finish.

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

Allsorts Challenge - 'birthday wishes'
Crafting For All Seasons - 'three of a kind' (gems)
CCC Digi Creations - 'favourite colour combinations' (brown and red for male cards)

Gerda Steiner Designs February Monthly Challenge


I discovered the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge last month so this is my second time joining in.  As I took part this month, this cute little guy was e-mailed to me this time free - he's called 'Jump Rope Bunny'.

I've teamed him up with some papers from my stash and some Card Candi plus a sentiment tag from Craftwork Cards.

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

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Designs - 'cute plus a sentiment'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Our Hundredth Challenge!!


I'm joining in with this week's Crafting from the Heart Challenge even though it's not my usual week to take part as it's our 100th challenge!!


I've been involved in the challenge for quite a while now and it's a great team to be part of.  We have some amazing sponsors and we're a very friendly bunch too!

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used:

Dinkies 'Chair Man' stamp from LC Designs
Masculine Dots paper pack from LC Designs
Promarkers
Spellbinders dies
brown paper and gems from Craft Creation

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

Craft Your Passion - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'

Sunday, 21 February 2016

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Pearls and/or Lace


There's a new challenge on the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog today and we're asking you to 'use pearls and/or lace'.  You can find all the details and see inspiration from the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


and


For my card I've used:

'Prom Queen' digi stamp from Faery Ink
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
paper from my stash
stitched circle die from Memory Box
scalloped circle die from Spellbinders
pearls from Craft Creations

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'mother's day/female'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'

The Robyn's Fetish Blog Challenge #304 - Stitching Real or Faux - 21 February


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'stitching - real or faux'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer for the lucky winner is their choice of 2 single digi stamps from the Cute as a Button store.

For my card I've used:

'Sew Cute' digi stamp from Cute as a Button
papers from Craft Creations
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
buttons from Hobbycraft
black fineliner to add faux stitching to pink paper

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

Creative Knockouts - 'in stitches'

Saturday, 20 February 2016

New Gem of A Challenge - Boy's Birthday


This time on A Gem of a Challenge we're asking you to make something for 'a boy's birthday' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the challenge winner 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.....

To make my card I've used:

'Pirate Barclay' digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs
red gingham card from Payper Box
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
Sizzix dies
Card Candi

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'birthday wishes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'cute and a sentiment'
Card Mania Challenge - 'add some red'
Eureka Stamps - 'feathers or fur'
My Crafting Stories - 'anything goes'

Creative Playground Challenge #1 - Show Us Your Heart Midway Inspiration


Today I'm sharing my DT card for the mid-way inspiration post of our brand new Creative Playground Challenge over on the Imagine That Digis by Kris Challenge Blog.


Our theme for this first challenge is 'Show Us Your Heart' and you can find all the details here in the main challenge post.

Winners are chosen randomly. If a winning entry has used an image from Imagine That! Digis by Kris, the prize will be a $12.00 gift certificate to the store. If they did not use an image from IT! DbK, the prize will be a $6.00 gift certificate to the store.  One person will be chosen from each challenge as the Cherry on Top recipient and the prize will be a blog badge & a $15.00 gift certificate to the store if they used an Imagine That! Digis by Kris. If they did not, the prize will be a $9.00 gift certificate to our store.

For my card I've used:

'Love Lifts You' digi stamp set from Imagine That Digi Stamps by Kris (the set includes the paper I used):


stitched circle dies from Memory Box
doily
red gems

I printed out the pre-coloured digi stamp three times and decoupaged the basket and balloon - you can see the layers in the photo below:


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

Tuesday Throwdown - 'layer it up'
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'
Try It On Tuesday - 'transport'

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Birthday Card


It's time for a new challenge on the Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog and this time we'd like to see a 'birthday card'.  All the details are on the challenge blog here.

To make my card I've used:

'Dinkies Tulip Bunny' stamp from LC Designs
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
Promarkers
'Delicate Daisies' paper pack from LC Designs
pearls from The Hobby House
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

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

Creatlicious Challenge - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'birthday wishes'
I Love Promarkers - 'bingo' (die cuts, free pearls)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Hanna and Friends - 'favourite stamp'

Friday, 19 February 2016

New from Imagine That Digis by Kris - On the Moove


Today I'm sharing a card made with another of the new sets from Imagine That Digi Stamps by Kris.  This set is called 'On the Moove' and you can find it here on the website.

Here's what you get in the set:


For my card I've used:

'On the Moove' digi stamp
papers from Craft Creations
circle dies from Go Kreate
stitched circle dies from The Memory Box
flower die from Joy Designs

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'cute plus a sentiment'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'
Try It On Tuesday - 'transport'

New Alphabet Challenge - Z is for Zoo Animals


It was my turn to choose the theme for today's Alphabet Challenge and I chose 'Z is for zoo animals'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used another image from the 'Baby Zoo Animals 1' clip art set which is here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad and the sentiment from LC Designs.

I've finished the card with some black gems.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas' - 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:

'Frosty Stars' digi stamp from Sami Stamps
paper from Dovecraft
coloured paper and peel off greeting from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Card Candi

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Get Ahead, Get a Hat


Our new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog is 'get ahead, get a hat' - we want to see a hat as the main focus of your card.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've made a very clean and simple card using an old Hero Arts stamp - the set is called 'Women In Fancy Hats' and I've had it for a very long time!

I stamped direct on to a linen card coloured with Promarkers and add a sentiment from LC Designs plus some pink gems.

New Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes or Venice


We've got a new challenge today on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'anything goes' with an optional twist of 'Venice'.

The winner will receive 2 images but if the random winner has used a Julia Spiri image you will get 4 images and a possible GDT spot for a future challenge

For my card I've used the beautiful 'Secrets of Venice' digi stamp which you can find here in Julia's Etsy shop.

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

Craft Rocket Challenges - 'mother's day/female'
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - 'anything goes/pearls or buttons'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'luscious locks'

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's an 'anything goes' theme for the new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this month are:


and


To make my card I've used:

'Rory Make a Wish - Dreams Do Come True' from the Sweet Urchin Rory Colouring Set by Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Sentiment from LC Designs
paper from my stash
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
black gems

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