Thursday, 31 March 2016

New Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes/Film, Book or Song


We've got a new challenge today on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog - our theme is 'anything goes' with the optional twist of 'film, book or song'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

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.
 
My inspiration is 'Baby Love' by The Supremes.
 
For my card I've used:
 
'It's a Girl' digi stamp from Julia Spiri
papers from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
Promarkers

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Springtime


Our new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog has a 'springtime' theme.  You can find all the details on the blog here.

My card is also on the Imagine That Digistamps by Kris blog here as my weekly inspiration post.

For my card I've used:

'Easter Leesa' digi stamp from Imagine That Digis by Kris
paper from Trimcraft
Promarkers



New CRAFT Challenge - Make Your Own Backing Paper


There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to 'make your own backing paper'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I thought of the new digi stamp 'Spaceman Josh' as soon as I saw the challenge title!  You can find him here on the Pink Gem website.

To make my background I stuck some peel off star stickers on to a piece of card then used various blue and purple inks over the top.  I then carefully removed the stars to give the effect you see above.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Transport


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'transport'.  For all the details, have a look on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


Their website can be found here.

For my card I've used:

die cut from Wee Stamps by The Hobby House
papers from Dovecraft
circle die from Spellbinders
sentiment stamp from LC Designs


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes theme'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

This week we're sponsored by the wonderful:


For my card I've used:

'Hula Hoop Chloe' digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs
papers from my stash
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
pearls from Papermania
Promarkers

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas


A new challenge has started today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week we've got a 'Christmas' theme for you.  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:

'Cozy Cocoa' digi stamp from Kenny K
papers from Lili of the Valley and Bebunny
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
gems from JJD Crafts

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Paper Piecing


There's a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'paper piecing'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used another of the new Dinkies stamps from LC Designs - this one is called 'Dinkies Chimney Sweep' and you can find it here on their website.  I've paper pieced his hat and trousers to match the card background and coloured the rest of the image with Promarkers.

I've also used:

Pastel Gingham paper pack from LC Designs
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
card and gems from Craft Creations

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something Beginning With A


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week the theme, a chosen by me, is 'something beginning with A'.  I've chosen 'animals' and 'antics'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Wavy Doggies' stamp set from LC Designs
Masculine Dots paper pack from LC Designs
brown gems from Papermania
Promarkers
 
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
 
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Card Mania Challenge - 'polka dots and/or stripes'
Penny Black and More - 'feature a creature'

Monday, 28 March 2016

Simply Homemade Magazine Issue 67


Two of my card designs are featured in the latest issue of Simply Homemade magazine together with two cards by the talented Heidi Green who is also a member of the LC Designs Team.

All four cards feature the LC Designs 'Dinkies Wavy Sheep' stamp which is here on the LC Designs website.

The first of my two cards was published here on Saturday as my DT card for the Fantasy Stampers Challenge:


and here is the second card:


I've also used:

LC Designs sentiment stamps
Card and gems from Craft Creations
flower die
Card Candi

I'd like to enter my second card (the blue and yellow one) in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps - 'spring is in the air'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'spring is in the air'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'feature a creature'
Paradise of Stamps - 'spring'
Pink and Main Challenges - 'spring'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes/April Fool


We've got a new challenge today on the Artistic Impressions Challenge Blog and our theme this week is 'anything goes/April Fool' - I've gone for the 'anything goes' option.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used:

'Spring Rain' digi stamp from Star Stampz
papers from Craft Creations
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
stitched curved die from Lawn Fawn

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'come rain or shine'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #309 - Add a Doily - 27 March


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish and this week we're asking you to 'add a doily'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


and the prize on offer to the winner is a choice of 3 digital stamps from the Lemon Shortbread store.

For my card I've used:

'Shopping Mod Girl' digi stamp from Lemon Shortbread
sentiments by LC Designs
paper and gems from Craft Creations

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

613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Crafty Sentiments Designs Tutorial - Field of Flowers


This is my Crafty Sentiments Designs inspiration tutorial card for March - you can find a photo tutorial here on the Inspiration Blog.

I've used:

'Field of Flowers' stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs
papers from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

QKR Stampede - 'Easter cards'
Hanna and Friends - 'Easter'

Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Post - Knitting a Heart


This is my card for the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog using the very cute 'Knitting a Heart' stamp which you can find here on the website.

I've also used:

stitched circle dies from Memory Box
X Cut heart die
red gems
paper from Do Crafts

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

My Time to Craft - 'girlie'
Cre8tive Hands Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - In the Springtime


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

For my card I've used a stamp from LC Designs called 'Dinkies Wavy Sheep' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment stamp is also from LC Designs here and the paper is from the Pretty Pastel Dots paper pack here.  I've used Promarkers to colour my stamped image.

This card is featured in the current issue of Simply Homemade magazine together with another of my cards using the same stamp.

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

Paradise of Stamps - 'spring'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'spring fever'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'come rain or shine'
Passion for Promarkers - 'spring has sprung'

Friday, 25 March 2016

Sunsational Stamps March 2016 Stamp Release Blog Hop


Welcome to Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for March, 2016. Thank you for joining us today! Our theme for this months release is "Spring and Easter". We are so excited about this release, there are 11 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 7 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.com/

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 MARCH10.The code will be valid for one full week and ends on April 2 at midnight.
Grab your favourite beverage, and let's get hopping.
For my project I used the "Spring is Ducky" stamp set which you can find here on the Sunsational Stamps website:


I created this card using three of the stamps 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 6 PM March 25th through 11:59 pm March 27th, so you have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.
 
We are thrilled to have 2 very talented guest designers Christine and Helen (that's me!) joining us this month, hope you will give them some extra special blog love!!!
So lets get hopping:
Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Helen - www.craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk
Christine - http://www.creativelivingwithchristine.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com
Hannah - http://cajunhannahcraft.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://sunsationalstamps.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!

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - To Die For!


A new challenge started yesterday on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'to die for!'.  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:

'Dinkies Rain Hog' stamp from LC Designs
Pastel Gingham paper pack from LC Designs
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
stitched circle die from Memory Box
stitched curved die from Lawn Fawn

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

A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'three or more layers'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'come rain or shine'

New Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


A new challenge started on Wednesday at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog and this week 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:

'Rory's in Love' digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine Stamps
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations

New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started on Wednesday on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog and, as always, we've got an 'anything goes' theme.  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:

one of the digi stamps from the 'Shoes' set by Ike's Art
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
Card Candi

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

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Teenage Kicks


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'teenage kicks'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Mason's MP3' digi stamp set from Imagine That Digis by Kris
paper and gems from Craft Creations
washi tape
stitched circle die from Memory Box

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Snowflakes Promise Challenge - A Touch of Spring


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Snowflakes Promise Challenge and this time our theme is 'a touch of spring'.  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:

'Easter Bunny 1' digi stamp from Limited Runs
paper from First Edition
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
sentiment stamp from Penny Black

New Digi Choosday Challenge - Flower Frenzy


Our new challenge at Digi Choosday has just started and this week our theme is 'floral frenzy' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

You'll also find details of today's special discount code and all the information about the brand new 'feather in my cap award' for challenge entrants who enter our challenges using a Polkadoodles image.

For my card I've used elements from the 'Lily Love Bug' collection (available here as a CD and here as a download) to create my card.  I enlarged one of the flower embellishments to make a layer for my card and then added more smaller flowers and a sentiment to the topper.

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

Crafting With an Attitude - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 21 March 2016

New Dinkie Stamps from LC Designs


Four very cute new Dinkie stamps have been released today by LC Designs.  Each stamp costs £2 but there's a special offer here on the website - all four stamps for £6 which means you're getting one free!

Today I'm sharing cards made with two of the new stamps - the other two will follow over the next couple of weeks.

First (above) is 'Dinkies Darling Elephants' which you can find here on the website.  The sentiment stamp I've used is here and the paper is from the Pastel Gingham Paper Pack here.


Next is the 'Dinkies 3 Owls' stamp which is here on the website.  The sentiment stamps I've used on this one are here and again the paper is from the Pastel Gingham Paper Pack here..

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Anything Goes


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

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used:

'Pearls in My Hair' digi stamp from A Day for Daisies
sentiment from LC Designs
papers and gems from Craft Creations
Promarkers

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Inky Impressions - March New Release


It's time for our Inky Impressions new releases for March.

I've used a new digi stamp called 'Flower Girl Fairy' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website and the 'Blooming With Good Health' sentiment which is here.

You can see all the new releases here on the Inky Impressions blog.

To make my card I've also used:

papers and gems from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
scalloped circle die from Spellbinders
Promarkers

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

Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - 'things with wings'
QKR Stampede - 'add a sentiment'

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #308 - Square or Rectangle Cards - 20 March


We've got a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'square or rectangle cards'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful:


and the prize on offer for the winner is their choice of 4 digital stamps from the Julia Spiri Digital Stamps Store or if the winner has used one of Julia's digis the prize will be their choice of 6 digital stamps!

For my card I've used:

'Teddy and Gift' digi stamp from Julia Spiri
paper from Dovecraft Back to Basics paper pack
gems, pearls and brown paper from Craft Creations
sentiment from LC Designs

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'cute and cuddly'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'lots of layers'
Glitter'n'Sparkle Challenge - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'any shaped card'
Avenue 613 Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Imagine That Digis by Kris Challenge Reminder - Birthday Bash


It's time for some mid-month inspiration for our 'Birthday Bash' challenge on the Imagine That Digis by Kris Blog.  All the details are here on the blog.

I've used one of the newest digi stamps from Kris, the very cute 'Jammin' Janey':


I've also used:

papers from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
dots made using single hole punch
Promarkers

You can find the set here on the Imagine That Digis website.

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

QKR Stampede - 'add a sentiment'
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - 'use die cuts or punches'
Craft Your Passion - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'child's birthday'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'all about birthdays'

New Pink Gem Challenge - Easter


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

The prize for the 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.....

For my card I've used:

'Bunny Painting Egg' digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs (coloured version)
papers and gems from Craft Creations
ribbon from stash
Card Candi
Joy flower die and stitched circles dies from Memory Box

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'Easter'
Aud Sentiments Designs - 'bingo' (2 pattern papers, flowers, die cut)
Little Red Wagon - 'shape up'
Double D Challenge - 'Easter'

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Easter Cards


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge and our theme this month is 'Easter Cards'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here.

For my card I've used different stamps for the LC Designs 'Changing Tree Easter Embellishment' stamps - you can find the set here on their website.

The sentiment I've used on the card is a peel off sticker.

New from Imagine That Digis by Kris - Bambi and Max


We had some great giveaways on the Imagine That Digis by Kris Challenge Blog last week and yesterday afternoon, the winners were announced.  Have a look here on the blog to see if you were one of the lucky ones!

One lucky person won the set I've used to make my card - the very cute 'Bambi and Max':


You can find the set here on the Imagine That Digis by Kris website.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'child's birthday'

Friday, 18 March 2016

New Alphabet Challenge - B is for Beautiful Butterflies


There's a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'B is for beautiful butterflies'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've used a Memory Box butterfly die to make my card.  The dark brown wings are raised off the card and I attached the white layer (with the negative of the die cut out of the middle) using foam pads.  The sentiment is a peel off sticker.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog - Cute and Cuddly


It was my turn to pick the theme for today's new challenge on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and I chose 'cute and cuddly'.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for all the information about the challenge and the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

For my card I've used:

'Ella' digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs
sentiment stamps from LC Designs
papers and pearls from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Sweet Dixie border die

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'cute and cuddly'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion - 'anything goes'
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - 'pearly and girly'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'all about birthdays'

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