Monday, 31 October 2016

New Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goe


 The beginning of the month means a new Classic Design Team Open Challenge - our theme is always '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 Morgan's Artworld called 'Cameo 13' - you can find her here on the website.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background on the card.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Post - Patsy and Gizmo Bubble Bath


Yesterday it was my turn to share a tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog.

I made a shaped card using the 'Patsy and Gizmo - Bubble Bath' digi stamp which you can find here

Here's a side view of the card:


Have a look here to see the tutorial.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Snowflakes


A new challenge started yesterday on the Pink Gem Challenge and this month our theme is 'snowflakes'.  You can find all the details 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 winner's choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS
 
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Cozy Ollie' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Spots and Stripes


It was my turn to pick the theme for the current challenge on the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog and I chose 'spots and stripes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here.

For a change my card doesn't feature any stamping or Promarkers - that doesn't happen very often!  I've used an X-Cut die for the main image and then papers from Craft Creations.

I die cut the word twice so I could put a contrasting snowflake in the word and added a small gem on the snowflake and some Card Candi.

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge #340 - Anything for Autumn


There's a new challenge today on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and this week we are asking you to make 'anything for autumn'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:





and the prize on offer for the winner is 3 digital stamps of their choice from Lemon Shortbread.

I've made a tag this week using a digi stamp from Lemon Shorbread called 'Autumn Leaves in Hand' which you can find here on the website.

Friday, 28 October 2016

New Alphabet Challenge - R is for Recipe


We've got a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'R is for recipe'.  And here's the recipe:


You can use any three or more of the elements from the recipe or even all of them!  You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a very cute digi from Miss Daisy Stamps called 'Paddy's Christmas' - you can find it here on her website.

From the recipe I've used 'sentiment,digi and ribbon'.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Fairytale or Fantasy


There's anew challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this fortnight our theme is 'fairytale or fantasy' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've gone for the fairytale part of the challenge theme.  I've used one of the images from a set from Imagine That Digis called 'Pretty Princess':


You can find the set here on the website.

I've added some paper from Craft Creations, a doily and some pearls to finish the card.

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

Craft Rocket Challenge - 'pretty pinks' 
In the Pink Challenge - 'lots of layers'
 Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'one for the girls'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'in the pink'

New CRAFT Challenge - Add Ribbon, Sparkle and Shine


There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week we want you to 'add ribbon, sparkle and shine'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


and


I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Little Penguin Winter' - you can find him here on their website.  I coloured the digi with Promarkers and then put some Sparkle Glitter Sheet (available here from LC Designs) over the top before die cutting it.  Here's a close up of the image to show the sparkle:


The paper is from my stash and I've added some red ribbon and Card Candi to finish the card.

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

Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Allsorts Challenge - 'sparkle and shine'

New Digital Delights Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Digital Delights Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

 You have three weeks to add your project for a chance to win a Digital Delights gift voucher, be selected as one of our Top 3 or be invited to be a Digital Delights Guest Designer.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Digital Delights called 'Ornament Owl' - you can find him here on the website.  

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then die cut it with a Spellbinders die.  The paper I've used is from an old Die Cuts With a View pad. 

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

Christmas Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sunny Day Crafting - 'anything goes'
Mari Digis Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

New Cute Card Thursday Challege - Add Pearls and/or Lace


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week we want you to 'add pearls and/or lace'.  You can find all the details on the blog here.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lemon Shortbread called 'Shopping Mod Girl' which you can find here.  I've used papers and pearls from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Craft Rocket Challenge - 'pretty pinks'
In the Pink Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Paper Shelter - 'pearls and/or gemstones'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'one for the girls'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'in the pink'

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Little Blue Button Stamps called 'Miss Lilly and the Snowman' which you can find here on their website.  I've used papers from Craft Creations and a sentiment from LC Designs.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'v is for vertical'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'snow or snowmen'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Sunny Day Crafting - 'anything goes'
Hiding in My Craft Room  - 'any holiday'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Halloween


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge and this week our theme is 'halloween'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lemon Shortbread called 'Halloween Girl' which you can find here in their Etsy shop.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, added some gems and a die cut flower and they layered the image with orange, black and purple card.

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

Mod Squad Challenge - 'halloween'
The Crafty Addicts - 'halloween colours'
Pinspirational Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Melonheadz Friends - all about pumpkins

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Kinetic Cards


We've got a new challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see 'kinetic cards'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

You can see my card closed above and here is how it looks opened out:


and here's the side view to show the folds:


I've used one of the images from the 'Men' Irresistible Images pack from LC Designs which you can find here on their website and the sentiment is from the 'Dictionary Definitions' stamp set which you can find here.  The card and paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Monday, 24 October 2016

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - as always our theme is 'anything goes' so everyone can join in!  More details about the challenge can be found here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Conie Fong called 'Lavender's Blue' which you can find here in her Etsy shop - it's also featured on her store badge!  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Dovecraft and Craft Creations.

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

Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'favourite colour combo' (pink and kraft)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'think pink'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'pretty pinks or halloween'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenge - 'pink for awareness'

Sunday, 23 October 2016

New from Miss Daisy Stamps - Owl-Ways Christmas


New from Miss Daisy Stamps is the very cute 'Owl-Ways Christmas' - you can find him here on the website.  For a limited time there's also a price reduction available so make sure you go and have a look!

As well as the main image, you also get a bonus file of fun sentiments.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from DCWV and Craft Creations.  I finished the card with some Card Candi.

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

Hiding in My Craftroom - 'any holiday'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes 
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes' 

New Robyn's Fetish Challenge #339 - Anything But a Card for Halloween


There's a new challenge on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog today and this week we'd like to see 'anything but a card for Halloween'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


and the prize on offer for the winner is a $12 gift certificate for the Sami Stamps Shop.

I've decorated a little paper bag to make a trick or treat bag.  I've used a digi from Sami Stamps called 'Cozy Pumpkin' which you can find here.  Here's a close up of the image and the computer generated sentiment I used:



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

My Crafting Stories - 'fall/halloween'
Crafting by Designs - 'halloween'
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - 'autumn, harvest, halloween'
Crafty Gals Corner -'be fa-boo-lous'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'festive pumpkins'
Get Creative Challenges - 'black and orange'

Saturday, 22 October 2016

All Dressed Up New Release - Monsterific


And this is my second card for the Facebook new release post for All Dressed Up.  

This time I've used 'Monsterific' which is available here in the Etsy shop.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then layered it on to some black paper.

The green spotty paper I've used is from Craftwork Cards as is the shaped card blank and I've finished the card with some black gems and some Card Candi.

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

Crafting When We Can - 'no square cards'
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'

All Dressed Up New Release - Have a Magical Evening


It's time for some All Dressed Up new release inspiration from the Facebook Team!

This is the first of my two cards for the inspiration post using the beautiful 'Have a Magical Evening' digi.  You can find it here in the Etsy shop.

I've kept my card very clean and simple to showcase the image.  I coloured it using Promarkers and then added some sparkle to the moon using my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've finished the card with some black gems and some little punched hearts.

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

Crafting When We Can - 'no square cards' 
Jo's Scrap Shack -'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Sunny Day Crafting - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'think pink'
Love to Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Halloween Fun


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'halloween fun'.  All the details about the challenge are here.

We're a stamping only challenge and as I don't have any halloween stamps, I decided to use the colours of halloween instead.

I coloured a circle of card with Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks and then Purple Twilight inks.

I then stamped using the 'Silhouette Elephants' stamp from LC Designs (not currently available) and added a sentiment to the bottom of the circle.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Imagine That Freebie - Santa Penguin


This little guy is called 'Santa Penguin' and he is a freebie from Imagine That Digis by Kris.  If you'd like him, he is available here on the Imagine That Creative Playground blog.

The sentiment I've used comes with the digi stamp.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then die cut it with a stitched circle die from Memory Box.  I then layered this on to a scalloped circle from Spellbinders.  

The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've finished the card with some Card Candi.

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

Crimbo Crackers - 'die cuts'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
The Crazy Challenge - 'use the colour red'
Crafting With Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Use Ribbon


We've got a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Challenge Blog and this time we'd like you to 'use ribbon' on your creations.  You can find all the details on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


I decided to make a tag for a change.  I die cut the tag shape and then used a digi stamp from Rick St Dennis called 'Annekah' - you can find it here on his website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added some ribbon from my stash.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

New from Jennifer Nilsson Art - Shepherd Boy


This is the third of the digi stamps in the Nativity Collection series from Jennifer Nilsson Art and this one is called 'Shepherd Boy'.  

You can find it here in Jenn's Etsy shop.

I've coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and used some paper from Nitwits.  The kraft and dark brown paper is from Craft Creations.  I've finished the card with a sentiment from Lili of the Valley, some brown gems and some punched paper dots.

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

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'favourite colour combo' (blue and brown)
As You Like It Challenge - 'old or new stash' (old stash - you never know what you're going to find!)
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'

New from Jennifer Nilsson Art - Good News Angel



It's time for some more digi stamp releases from Jennifer Nilsson in the Nativity Christmas Collection.  I shared a card using the 'Holy Family' digi stamp at the weekend and the first of today's new releases is 'Good News Angel'.

You can find her here in Jenn's Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then die cut it using a stitched circle die from Memory Box.  The sentiment stamp I used is from LC Designs.

I layered the image on to silver paper and then added some background paper from Craft Creations and some clear gems.

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

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Creatalicious Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes' 

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for a new challenge on the Crafty Girls Creations 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 for this challenge is:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Morgan called 'Winter 2 Candle' - you can find it here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the baubles.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Halloween


We've got a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'halloween'.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Halloween Mice' - you can find it here on their website.

The papers I've used are a mixture of Craft Creations and Poundland.

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

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - 'autumn/harvest/halloween'
Crafty Gal's Corner - 'fa-boo-lous'
The Paper Shelter - 'halloween'
Creative Inspirations - 'halloween/fall'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/pumpkins'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'pretty pinks or halloween'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'festive pumpkins'
Animal Friends Challenge - 'halloween'

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

New Penny's Challenge - Halloween


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'halloween'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:
and





For my card I've used a digi from Lacy Sunshine called 'Rory's Giant Pumpkin' - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is from LC Designs.

New Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another challenge on the Create and Inspire Challenge Blog - our theme is 'anything goes'.  We don't have a sponsor this time so our challenge is just for fun.

All the details about the challenge can be found here.

I'm sharing a card I designed for one of my recent LC Designs classes.  I embossed the card blank with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then added a little strip of card with some punched snowflakes at the top of the front of the card.

The stamp I've used is called 'Star of Wonder' - you can find it here on the LC website.  The sentiment is here on the website.

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

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes' 
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'

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