Saturday, 30 April 2016

New Challenge on the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


Today I'm very excited to be sharing my first card as a member of the DT for the Classic Design Team Open Challenge!


The theme of the challenge is, as always, 'anything goes' and all the details about the challenge and last month's winners are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this month is:


For my card I've used:

'Peek-a-boo' digi stamp from Digistamps 4 Joy
papers and gems from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

Crafty Friends Challenge - 'all things cute'
Digi Designs Challenge - 'pastel colours'
Creative Fingers Challenge - 'anything goes'
In the Pink Challenge - 'for a child/baby'
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'

Julia Spiri Free Digital Stamp at Kit and Clowder


Julia Spiri has teamed up with Facebook group Kit and Clowder for a wonderful giveaway:


To take advantage of this great giveaway you need to be a member of Kit and Clowder here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder/

Find the banner (above) and follow the instructions to get your free 'Spring Fairy' digi stamp.

The Design Team have been busy making cards with the digi stamp and you can see them all here on the Julia Spiri blog.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/fairyland'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'fairies or something enchanting'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic


The theme for today's new challenge on the Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog is 'vintage/shabby chic'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

When you link your card up for the challenge make sure you have a look at our DT call - we're a very friendly team and I'm really enjoying being part of the challenge.  

You can find all the details about the DT call here.

My card is one that I made on a workshop last year with Elizabeth Robinson and have only just got round to sharing.  It was made using products from Indigo Blue - something a bit different for me and I was pleased with the result!

Friday, 29 April 2016

New Winter Wonderland Challenge - White on White


We've got a new challenge today on the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'white on white'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bunny Zoe's Craft.  Sadly, the store is closing down soon but there is a fab closing down sale going on at the moment so please head over there (click on the picture below to go to the store) to grab some bargains:
http://bunnyzoescrafts.com/
***there's 30% off throughout the store***
I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to make the background of my card and added some pearls to the snowflakes.  I've used some lace and then the sentiment is a die from Memory Box, raised on foam pads above the background.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'embossing'
A Beautiful Mess - 'anything goes' 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

New Julia Spiri Challenge - Anything Goes/Card for a Child


We've got a new challenge today on the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog - our challenges are always 'anything goes' with an optional theme which this time is to make a card for a child.  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.

For my card I've used:

'Bunny and Gift' digi stamp from Julia Spiri
papers and peel off sentiment from Craft Creations
stitched circle die from Memory Box
Card Candi
Promarkers 

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

Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes' 
Digi Designs Challenge - 'pastel colours'  
Crafty Gal's Corner - 'anything goes' 
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours' 
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

LC Designs Blog Project - Tag - You're It!


It's my turn to share a project on the LC Designs blog today and I've made a very quick and easy card.  All the details are on the webiste here.

To make my card I've used:

sentiment stamp from LC Designs
patterned paper
plain paper
ribbon
black gems
corner rounder punch

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog - Add a Button or Two or More


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to 'add a button or two or more'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

paper from Dovecraft
paper flowers
doily from Dovecraft
buttons from Do-Crafts

GDT Card for 4 Crafty Chicks - Graduation


This is my final GDT card for the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog - I can't believe how quickly the month has gone!  A big thank you to the DT for asking me to join you - I've really enjoyed it!

The theme for this week's challenge is 'graduation' and you can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Graduation Day Value Set 1' digi stamp set from Imagine That Digis by Kris
'Congrats Grad' digi paper set from Imagine That Digis by Kris
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

Creative Knockouts - 'lots of layers'
Crafty Gal's Corner - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - No Patterned Papers


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'no patterned papers'.   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:

'Harley Davidson' digi stamp from Aliciabel
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Promarkers

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends - Flowers


This is my second GDT card for the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog and the theme for this challenge is 'flowers'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the winner is a 15 € voucher from Kulricke

 
For my card I've used:

'Dinkies Tulip Bunny' stamp from LC Designs
white tag card from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
gems and ribbon from my stash
Promarkers

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - April Showers


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

For my card I've used:

'Umbrella Ducky' digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps
paper and peel off sentiments from Craft Creations
Card Candi
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gal's Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/rainbows or showers'
I Love Promarkers - 'pastel colours'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'all creatures great and small'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'all things cute'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Bright Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge today and this week our theme is 'bright Christmas'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bunny Zoe's Craft.  Sadly, the store is closing down soon but there is a fab closing down sale going on at the moment so please head over there (click on the picture below to go to the store) to grab some bargains:

http://bunnyzoescrafts.com/
***there's 30% off throughout the store***

For my card I've used:

'Dinkies Christmas Lights' stamp from LC Designs
sentiment stamp from LC Designs
paper from my stash
gems from The Hobby House

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

Hiding In My Craftroom - 'any holiday'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'animals'

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Wood in Design


This week on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog we're asking you to 'use wood in your design' - it can be real or faux wood and you can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

sentiment from 'Man of My Dreams' stamp set from LC Designs
papers and gems from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

The Irresistible Images are coloured images cut into a square mat.  They're great for quick cards and you can change the shape using dies as I have for this card.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Let's Craft and Create - 'card for a man'

Monday, 25 April 2016

Three Owls Tag Card


LC Designs have just launched two new tag cards - one in white and one in kraft.  You get ten tag cards plus envelopes in each pack for £1.99 or you can buy three packs for £5.00.  

The kraft tag cards are avaialble here and the white ones are available here.

For my card I've also used:

'Dinkies 3 Owls' stamp from LC Designs
Masculine Dots paper pack from LC Designs
dark brown paper and ribbon from Craft Creations

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'all creatures great and small'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'monochrome'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'things with wings'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'monochromatic'
Penny Black and More - 'birthdays'

Sunday, 24 April 2016

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Stamp or Digi Only


There's a new challenge today on the Glory of Christmas Challenge and this time we're asking you to use a 'stamp or digi only'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used:

'Star of Wonder' stamp and sentiment stamp from LC Designs
paper from Craft Creations
snowflake punch
Promarkers

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

Sketch Saturday - I've followed this week's sketch
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite animal' (for Christmas cards my favourite animal is a polar bear - it's easy to make them look Christmassy and they always look cute too)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'favourite time of year'
Craftying By Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #313 - 24 April - Anything Goes


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

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer for the lucky winner is their choice of three digi stamps from the A Lil Digi Heaven Etsy store here.

I've made two cards for this week's challenge.  For the first (above) I used 'Monica' from A Lil Digi Heaven - you can find her here in the Etsy shop.

I've also used:

brown and kraft paper and peel off sentiment from Craft Creations
patterned paper from Dovecraft
paper flowers from Poundland
gems from Do Crafts
Spellbinders oval dies

For my second card (below) I've used 'Hazel' also from A Lil Digi Heaven - you can find her here in the Etsy shop.

I've also used:

patterned paper from Trimcraft
kraft and brown and peel off sentiment paper from Craft Creations
gems from Do Crafts

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Wednesday Night Craft Club - Rain Hogs


It was my turn to design the projects for the last Wednesday night craft club which I run once a month and this is one of the cards that I made.

I cut a circular aperture out of the front of the card and then made a frame to go round the aperture using the circle die I'd just used with the next size up.  Behind the aperture I attached some acretate and then my stamped and paper pieced image was attached in the middle of the acetate so it looks like it's suspended in the aperture.

I've used:

'Dinkies Rain Hogs' stamp from LC Designs
papers from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Monochrome


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

I'm sharing a card that I designed for my last LC Designs class.  If you live on or near the Wirral and would like to spend the day making cards with great company and lots of tea and coffee and cake, have a look here on the LC Designs website.

To make my card I've used:

'Dinkies Boxed Dandelions' stamp from LC Designs
Dinkies sentiment stamp from LC Designs
Splodge paper pack from LC Designs
other papers and gems from Craft Creations

Friday, 22 April 2016

Crafty Sentiments Designs Tutorial - Delightful Flowers





It was my turn to share a tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog and I've made a little folded card using the very cute 'Delightful Flowers' stamp.  You can find the stamp here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.

You can find my photo tutorial here on the Inspiration Blog.

And here's what the card looks like from the side:




I've also used:

stitched circle dies from Memory Box
paper from Craft Creations
paper flower from Poundland
Card Candi

Thursday, 21 April 2016

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Feminine


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

Our sponsors this month are:
and





For my card I've used:

'Fairy Tale Princess' digi stamp from Fabrika Fantasy
paper and lace from my stash
lace butterfly from The Works
stitched circle die from Memory Box
doily from Dovecraft

New Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafty Girls Creations Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:
I've made a CAS card using 'Latte Mamma' which is available on the website here.  I've used paper from Craft Creations and a sentiment from LC Designs.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Add a Quotation


Our new challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog is to 'add a quotation' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used some paper from an old Hot Off the Press book and a stamp from Hero Arts.  I've layered the card with some dark brown and gold paper and added some gold gems from JJD Crafts to finish.

GDT Card for 4 Crafty Chicks - F is for Food


This is my third GDT card for the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog and this week's theme is 'F is for food'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

This is also my weekly inspiration card for Imagine That Digis by Kris and appears on the Imagine That blog here.

For this week's card I've used one of the images from 'Wedding Day' digi stamp set which you can find here on the Imagine That website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.

The paper I've used is from a Paper Cellar wedding pad and I've added a Dovecraft doily behind my image which I die cut with one of my stitched circle dies from Memory Box.  Finally I've added a silver layer behind the pink paper and some self adhesive pearls.

New Inky Impressions April Release


It's time for our April new releases at Inky Impressions and this month there are two brand new images and a sentiment plus a new rubber to digi release.

My first card (above) was made with one of the new digis called 'LiLi Messenger Birdy' - you can find her here on the website.

As well as the digi I've used:

a Sizzix die to cut out my image
paper flowers
paper from K& Co

And my second card (below) was made using the new sentiment 'You Are My Sunshine' which is here on the sentiment page.  I've used paper from Dovecraft and some black gems on my card.


To see the other new releases plus cards from the rest of the DT, have a look here on the blog.

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes challenge'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

We have two sponsors this week:


and


I've used:

'Wanderlust' digi stamp from A Random Fan
paper from Craftwork Cards
stitched circle dies from Memory Box

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes

 
There's a new challenge today on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.
 
Our sponsor this week is:
 

 
'Cup of Cocoa' digi stamp from Star Stampz
paper and pearls from Craft Creations
snowflake punch
Card Candi

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Books or Book Paper

 
A new challenge started yesterday on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'books or book paper'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.
 
I've stamped over a piece of dictionary paper using the 'Silhouette Elephants' stamp from LC Designs - you can find it here on their website.  I've used a black Versafine ink pad to stamp the image and then die cut it with a stitched circle die from Memory Box.
 

New Snowflakes Promise Challenge - Anything Goes/Anything Spring

 
A new challenge started yesterday on the Snowflakes Promise Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'anything goes/anything spring'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.
 
Our sponsors for this challenge are:
 
 
and

 
I've used:
 
'Rabbit With Rose' digi stamp from Cre8tive Hands
paper and gems from Craft Creations
stitched circle dies from Memory Box
Promarkers

Monday, 18 April 2016

Inspiration Post for Crafty Sentiments Designs - Benson Bear


Today I'm sharing a card which I've posted on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog.

This stamp is called 'Benson Bear - Bundle of Hearts' and you can find it here on the website.

I've also used:

paper and pearls from Craft Creations and my stash
doily
heart punch 
stitched circle die from Memroy Box
Promarkers

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog #312 - Anything But a Card


This week on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog we're asking you to make 'anything but a card'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

And this week we have two great sponsors:


and


My first project (above) is a bookmark made using 'Primitive Birdhouse' from Robyn's Fetish - you can find it here on the shop website.  

I've also used:

sentiment stamp from LC Designs
gingham card from Payper Box
border die from Sweet Dixie
gems from JJD Crafts

and my second project is a notebook using 'Garden Darcee' from My Stitch Back in Twine which is here in their Etsy shop.

Here's the front cover:


and a view from the side:


I've also used:

paper and card from Craft Creations
sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted
Promarkers

And don't forget about our:

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