Sunday, 1 March 2015

New Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


The start of the month means a new challenge on the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - as always, the theme is 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas.  

Our sponsor is the fabulous:


For my card I've used a digi from the Bugaboo 'Winter Bears' mini set which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a Bebunny paper pad.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'animals'

Saturday, 28 February 2015

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - Fantasy


This is my GDT card for today's new challenge on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog - the theme this week is 'fantasy'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a stamp from Lili of the Valley called 'Flower Fairy' - you can find her here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from Clearly Besotted.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'use your dies/punches'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'clean and simple'

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Mum's the Word


There's a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Mum's the Word'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Tulip Bunny' from Little Claire and also one of the stamps from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here on their website.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'use your dies/punches'
Creative Knockouts - 'lots of layers'
The Crazy Challenge - 'for my mom'

Deedee's Digis Digi of the Month Challenge - Forever Friends


This is the second month that I've taken part in the Digi of the Month Challenge on the Deedee's Digis Challenge Blog. 

This month's set is called 'Forever Friends' and you can find it here on the store website.

I've used one of the main images plus one of the sentiments - this one really made me smile and I couldn't resist using it!  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad and I've added some Card Candi to finish my card.

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

Digitally Sweet Challenges - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'animals'

Friday, 27 February 2015

New from Imagine That Digis by Kris - Baseball Boy


Last week I shared a card made with the new 'Baseball Girl' digi from Imagine That By Kris and this week it's the turn of the 'Baseball Boy'.  You can find him here pm the Imagine That Digis website.

The sentiment I've used is from the 'Baseball and Softball Sentiments Set' which is here on the website.

If you'd like to see some more inspiration from the Imagine That Design Team, click here for lots more great cards.

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

Seize the Birthday - 'masculine'
Creative Knockouts - 'lots of layers'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'stripes'
Eureka Stamps - 'birthday cards'

New CRAFT Challenge - Our 300th Challenge!


It's our 300th challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'get well, sympathy, sorry'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.  

If you go to the challenge post, you'll also find a special free kit from our challenge organiser Jo to celebrate our 300th challenge!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used a digi from QKR Stampede called 'Nurse Mouse' which you can find here on their website.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

New from Little Claire - Dinkie Car and Caravan


Some more great Dinkie stamps have just been added to the Little Claire website - there's a great range of designs on offer.  If you're a Little Claire club member, have a look at your monthly newsletter before you make any purchases!

I shared cards made with a few of them last week and here's another one.

For this card I've used 'Dinkie Car and Caravan' which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

For the background on my card I've done a bit of recycling and used part of a page from an old road atlas!

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
A Step in the Dark or Not - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'anything goes'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'use a sentiment'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Lots of Layers


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'lots of layers'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card, I've used a digi from The Paper Shelter called 'Sophie In the Country' which you can find here on their website.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
A Step in the Dark or Not - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
The Paper Shelter Challenge - 'make it digital'
Eureka Stamps Challenge - 'birthday cards'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/birthday'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'layer it on'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas, Let's See Some Snowflakes


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this time it's a Christmas theme plus 'let's see some snowflakes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


and the prize on offer is a £10 gift certificate.

For my card I've used a stamp from Little Claire called 'Penguin Hugs' - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  I've used paper from Craft Creations.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes/no red or green'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'feature a creature'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'd is for die cuts'
Passion for Promarkers - 'letters of the alphabet' (p is for penguin)

Inky Impressions Inspiration Post - Baking Sammy


It's my turn to share a card on the Inky Impressions Inspiration Blog today and I've made an easel card using the very cute 'Baking Sammy'.  You can see my post here

You can find 'Baking Sammy' here on the Inky Impressions website.  I've also used the 'Chocolate Chimp Cookies Sentiment' which is here on the website.

Here's a sideview of my card:


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

I Love Promarkers - 'animals'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Little Boy Blue


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this week our theme is 'little boy blue'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card, I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Baby Boy Bundle' which you can find here on their website,  The sentiment stamps I've used are from Clearly Besotted.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'letters of the alphabet' (b is for baby boy and blue)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'clean and simple'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'
Digi Choosday - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Monday, 23 February 2015

Wednesday Night Craft Club - Second Card


This is the second of two cards I designed for this month's craft club.  

I used a Memory Box butterfly die with white card.  This was layered over pink polka dot and dark brown paper so the pink showed through the aperture.  I raised the white card with foam pads and then die cut another butterfly from dark brown card which I attached inside the aperture leaving the wings free.  I added some pearls and a peel off sentiment to finish the card.

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

613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/birthday'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/use a die'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 22 February 2015

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Red and Gold


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'red and gold'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card, I've my Memory Box 'Merry Chritmas' die with some gold paper and then added some red snowflake paper from Dovecraft.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'd is for die cuts'
A Step in the Dark or Not - 'anything goes'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'holiday plus gold'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'use a die on your card'

It's All in the Word from Card Creations Plus


This is the last of my DT sample cards made using the 'It's All in the Word' CD from Card Creations Plus.  You can find it here on the Card Creations Plus website.

I used one of the toppers and matching backing paper layered with black and kraft card and then just added some self adhesive gems to finish the card.

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

4 Crafty Chicks - 'things with wings'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Winter Wonderland - 'krafty creations'

Saturday, 21 February 2015

New from Imagine That Digis - Baseball Girl


This is my weekly inspiration card for Imagine That Digis - a day later than normal but it's been a busy few days for me with work.

I've used one of the new digi sets from Imagine That called 'Baseball Girl' - you can find it here on the Imagine That website.  I've also used of the sentiments from the new 'Baseball and Softball Sentiments' set which is here.

There's lot more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here on the Imagine That blog.

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

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - 'favourite colour combination' (red and blue)
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'circles'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'dies and/or punches'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - 'anything goes/shaped card'

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - Lace


This is my GDT card for today's new challenge at My Time to Craft - the theme is 'lace' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the new Little Claire Dinkies stamps which will be added to the Dinkies section of the website here on the Little Claire website soon.  The paper I've used is from the new Little Claire 'Pastel Tartan Paper Pack' which is here on their website.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - 'add some texture'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'make your mark'
A Step in the Dark or Not - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'bling it on'
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - 'let it sparkle'
Creative Card Crew - 'birthday with a sentiment'
Papertake Weekly - 'bingo' (gems, free, lace)

Friday, 20 February 2015

It's All in the Word - Card Creations Plus


This is another of the DT sample cards I made using the 'It's All in the Word' CD from Card Creations Plus - you can find the CD here on their website.  

The CD is a beautiful combination of artwork and words plus you can import your own images and words to work with what's already there.

I've used one of the toppers for this card plus some patterned paper to go with the topper.  I've added a doily and a bow cut with my Sue Wilson die.

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

4 Crafty Chicks - 'things with wings'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/add a bow'

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Embossing Powder


We've got a new challenge today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for 'embossing powder' on your cards.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


The prize on offer is a $12 voucher for the shop.

For my card I've used the 'Deck the Halls' stamp from Dreamees which is here on their website.  I've embossed the words using gold embossing powder, layered on to gold paper and then used Lili of Valley paper for my background.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'd is for die cuts'
Addicted to Stamps - 'embossing' (heat)
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'circles'
Bloggers Challenge - 'metal'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'holiday/use gold'

Thursday, 19 February 2015

GDT Project for Hanna and Friends - A Little Present



This is my GDT project for today's new challenge on the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'little gifts' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The challenge is sponsored by:


For my project I've made a little post it note pad using one of the new Little Claire Dinkies stamps which will be available very soon in the Dinkies section of the website here.  I've shown the front and side views so you can see the post-it pad inside,

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

Creative Knockouts - 'spots and dot'
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/RAK'

New CRAFT Challenge - Clean and Simple


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'clean and simple'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


For my card I've used the 'Daisy Rope' digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique which you can find here on their website.  I've added some gems to finish the card.

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

Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Scribbles Design Challenge - 'clean and simple'
Cute Card Thursday - 'floral'
Crafts for All Seasons - 'dies and/or punches'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'bling it on'
Digi Choosday - 'springtime pastels'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Spots and Stripes


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'spots and stripes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a kit from Paper Creator called 'A Little Something Pink' which is here on their website,  I've used the image, two paper designs, a paper bow and the sentiment and added some brown paper and Card Candi.

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Cute and Cuddly


There's a new challenge on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog today and this week our theme is 'cute and cuddly'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog,

For my card I've used an Inky Impressions digi stamp called 'Teddy Teaparty' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website.  The paper is from an old paper pack and I've added some pearls and paper flowers.

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

Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog - 'dies and/or punches' (two sizes of circle die)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'use a die'
Passion for Promarkers - 'perfect pearls'
Through the Purple Haze - 'embellish'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Anything Green


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything green'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog,

For my card I've used a Little Claire Dinkies stamp - this one will actually be released next week but in the meantime you can see the full range of Dinkies here on the Little Claire website,

I've stamped the design three times, masking off the little butterfly twice and then stamping him the third time.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'rubber stamps only'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Creative Card Crew - 'birthday with a sentiment'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'happy birthday'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Oriental


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Oriental'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

To make my card, I got out my old folder of Oriental bits and pieces - there's part of a book page, some patterned paper and an image from a collage sheet.  I don't know where any of the items came from originally as I've had them for a long time!  I finished the card with some black Card Candi and a Chinese coin charm.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'use metal' (coin charm)

In a While ......


Today I'm sharing a card made with the Little Claire stamp 'In a While' - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then paper pieced the hammock to match the red gingham paper I've used for my card background.  The sentiment stamp I've used is from the 'Elephants' stamp set here.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
The Crafting Cafe - 'your favourite technique' (paper piecing)
Top Tip Tuesday - 'use rubber stamps'
Creative Card Crew - 'happy birthday with a sentiment'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/use a stamp'
Creative Craft Cottage - 'in the garden'


Monday, 16 February 2015

GDT Card for Path of Positivity Challenge Reminder - Laughter


This is my GDT card for the mid-challenge reminder on the Path of Positivity Challenge - the theme this month is 'laughter'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog at the original post and here at the mid-challenge reminder. 

The sponsors for the challenge are:


and


For my card I've used 'Doctor Bear' from Meljen's Designs which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used was the motivational quote provided by Lisa in the original challenge post here.

A big thank you to the ladies from the Path of Positivity Challenge for inviting me to join them this month!

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

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'anything goes'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - 'square cards'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/RAK'
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - 'b is for bear'

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, our theme is 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used the 'Pampered' digi from Karleigh Sue - you can find her here in their Etsy shop.  The sentiment I've used is from a Greetings Farm set and I've die cut it with an X-Cut label die.  The paper is from a magazine giveaway.

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

CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/stripes'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Catch the Bug Challenge - 'girls just want to have fun'
The Crazy Challenge - 'for my mom'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and brown)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - 'square cards'

Wednesday Night Craft Club - First Card


It was our regular monthly Wednesday night craft club the week before last and this time I thought we'd have a change from stamped cards and work with dies.

This is the first of the cards I designed for the class using the Marianne 'Birds on a Wire' die.  I cut it out twice and then joined the die cut pieces to make one line of birds.

I layered it with blue and black card and added a peel off greeting and some black gems.

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

Corrosive Challenges - 'things with wings'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite CAS or fussy' (CAS to let the image stand out)
Southern Girls Challenge - 'winged things'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'all creatures great and small'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'anything goes'



Sunday, 15 February 2015

Inky Impressions - New Release


It's time for our February new release of gorgeous digi stamps at Inky Impressions!  There's a great range of images and sentiments and you can find them all at the start of the digital stamps section of the website here.

I've made my card using the very pretty 'Lili's Roses' which is here on the website and also the 'Happy Mother's Day Banner Sentiment' which is here.  To see the full range of new release digi stamps and lots of beautiful inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here on the Inky Impressions blog here.

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

Polkadoodles Challenge Blog - 'all things kraft'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'any occasion other than birthday'
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - 'favourite colour combination' (pink and kraft)
Simply Create Too - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'to someone I love'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'favourite colour combo' (pink and kraft)

New Sparkles Challenge - Something for the Boys


We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'something for the boys'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this month are:


and


For my card I've used a stamp set from Little Claire called 'Man Squares'.  It's now only available as a digi set here and the digi sentiment is available here.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'for the boys'
Scribble and Scrap - 'anything goes'
Your Scrapbook Place Challenge - 'anything goes/make it masculine'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Reminder


We're half way through February so it's time for our mid-month reminder at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  The challenge is 'anything Christmas goes' - you can find the original challenge post here and our mid-month inspiration post here.

Our challenge sponsor is the wonderful:


For my card I've used 'Make It Snappy - Merry Christmas Ornaments' from Bugaboo which is here on their website.  I've added some gems and some Papermania paper plus some Card Candi to finish the card.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'any occasion other than birthday'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - 'square cards'

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