Thursday, 23 March 2017

Imagine That - A Walk Down Memory Lane

On the Imagine That Creative Playground Blog we're celebrating Imagine That Digistamp's fourth birthday with a walk down memory lane.

I joined Imagine That Digis in July 2014 as a Summer Guest Designer and then became a full Design Team member in September that year.

Here's my first card as a GDT posted on 1 July 2014:


You can find it here on my blog.

And the digi stamp set I used was:


which you can find here

and here's my card made with my favourite set from Imagine That(not an easy choice!!):


 For this card I used:


and you can find the set here

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p138/Sweet_Deer.html

I love this set because it's such a sweet image and is great to colour.  I've used it for Christmas cards, baby cards as well as for other occasions.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

GDT for Crafting By Designs - Thinking of You


After one of my cards was featured in the spotlight for the January challenge at Crafting By Designs, I was invited to join them as a Guest Designer for one of their challenges.

The theme for today's new challenge is 'thinking of you' and the challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called 'Wishing on a Star' which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Nitwits and Craft Creations.

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Trees


A new challenge started yesterday on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this week our theme is 'trees'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I started my card by reverse masking using a circle apeture with Vintage Photo Distress Ink - I used a circle punched out of a post-it note to mask off the moon.

I then die cut the circle and used a stamp called 'Forest' from Circa Design to stamp the main image.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

New Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


The prize on offer for the lucky winner is a $6 voucher for Little Miss Muffet

 For my card I've used a digi from Little Miss Muffet called 'Polka Dot Pals Brianna' - you can find her here on their website.

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - For the Girls


There's a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge and this time our theme is 'for the girls'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Fabrika Fantasy called 'Flower Elf' - you can find her here on the Fabrika Fantasy website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some papers from Trimcraft.  Across the middle of the card I've used a stitched hill die and finished the card with a paper flower.

Path of Positivity Challenge Mid-Month Reminder - Birth of New Beginnings


It's time for a little reminder of our current challenge on the Path of Positivity Challenge - this month's theme is 'birth of new beginnings' and you can find all the details here in the original post from the start of this month.

Our wonderful sponsors this month are:


and


For my card I've one of the digis from the super-cute 'Baby's First Friend' set which you can find here on the website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added some faux stitching to the image panel.

The papers and gems I've used are from Craft Creations.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Little Claire Designs on Hochanda Tomorrow!!




Make sure you tune in to Hochanda tomorrow at 2pm and 5pm to see Steve from Little Claire Designs!!

There will be three great new stamps sets, a bundle of outline stickers, a pack of paper pads plus a pack of Irresistible Images.

I've made lots of sample cards for the show plus the cards that Steve will be demoing.

These are a few of my cards from the outline sticker bundle.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Imagine That March Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes


It's time for a reminder about this month's link up challenge on the Imagine That Creative Playground Blog.  

Each month we have a featured digi stamp set which is free to anyone who enters the challenge using an Imagine That Digistamp image.  Even if you enter the challenge using another image, you will still be in with the chance of winning our Cherry on the Top award or a $10.00 coupon to spend on the website.

And this month's featured set is:





You can find 'Lamb With Cross' here on the website.

This month it was my turn to make a card using this set.  I kept my card very CAS as it's such a striking image.  

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some sparkle paper from Craft Creations and some green hatched paper from Trimcraft.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Boy's Birthday


There's a new challenge today on A Gem of a Challenge and this time we want to see 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  
 PINK GEM DESIGNS.


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Football Andy' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations and two sentiment stamps from Little Claire Designs.

Friday, 17 March 2017

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Celebrations!


A new challenge started yesterday on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'celebrations'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a stamp called 'Buddy'd Balloon' from Wags'n'Whiskers Stamps.  I coloured it with Promarkers and added some papers from Craft Creations.

The sentiment I've used is from Craftwork Cards.

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends - Spring


This is my GDT card for the new challenge which started yesterday on the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog - the theme this time is 'spring'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This week's challenge is sponsored by the wonderful:

For my card I've used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called 'Dinkies Tulip Bunny' - you can find it here on the website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used papers and gems from Craft Creations.  The sentiment is from an old Little Claire Designs stamp set.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Pretty in Pink


It was my turn to pick the theme for this today's new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and I decided on 'pretty in pink' - hopefully a nice easy one!  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I've made for the Little Claire Designs Hochanda shows next Monday.  

I've used one of the designs from an outline sticker sheet which will feature on the show.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Children


A new challenge started today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'children' - it could be a card featuring children or something that would appeal to a child.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used the very cute 'Flowering Bertie' from Digital Delights - you can find him here on the Digital Delights website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Die Cuts With a View - I thought the flowers on the paper looked like the flower in the image.

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' theme.  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 Delicious Doodles called 'Crocus and Butterfly Frame' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.  The lilac sparkle paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

New Sparkles Challenge - Let's Go Green


A new challenge starts today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month we're saying 'let's go green' - we want you to include some green on your project.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

The prize for this month's winner has been very kindly provided by Vickie:





It's a stamp set from Flourishes called 'Year of Flowers'

For my card I've used one of the designs from an outline sticker sheet from Little Claire - if you watch their next shows on Hochanda next Monday you'll see the sticker sheet and you might just see my card too!

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Craft Creations.

Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Reminder - Anything But a Card


It's time for our mid-challenge reminder on the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog and this month we want to see 'anything but a card'.  All the details are here in the post from the beginning of the month.

The prize on offer for this month's winner is :


I've made a little gift wallet - it could be used for money or a gift card.  I've used one of the images from the Little Claire Designs 'Festive Friends' Irresistible Images pack which you can find here on their website.

You can see the front of the wallet in the photo at the start of this post and this is the wallet open:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - March Challenge Reminder

 

It's time for our mid-challenge reminder post on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge - our challenges are always 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas.

All the details about this month's challenge are here in the post from the beginning of the month and our mid-challenge post is here. 

For this card I've used a pre-coloured topper from The Hobby House.  This image is from the Wee Stamps 'Holly Time' sheet which is here on their website.

I've used paper from a First Edition pad and some Card Candi, punched snowflakes and pearls.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Numbers


There's a new challenge tody on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week the theme is 'numbers'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've made a 65th birthday card using number dies which were free with a craft magazine a couple of months ago.

I also used two of the images from the 'Beach Huts'  outline sticker sheet from Little Claire Designs - have a look here to find the sheet

The papers I've used are from craft creations.

Monday, 13 March 2017

New Season's Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes/Wet or Dry Embossing


A new challenge has started today on the Season's Greetings Challenge Blog - it's an 'anything goes' Christmas challenge with the option of  'wet or dry embossing'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've gone for dry embossing on my card.  I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder on kraft card and then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to highlight the pattern.

I die cut the sentiment using a Memory Box die and then layered the card with red and white card.

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, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This week we are sponsored by the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps called 'Orchids in Milk Bottle' which you can find here in Pattie's Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used purple sparkle and black paper from Craft Creations.


New Cutie Pie Challenge - Dies and Digis


We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time we want to see 'dies and digis'.  All the information can be found here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this time is:


For my card I've used a digi from Little Miss Muffet called 'Mimi's Ladybugs' which you can find here on their website.

I used two circle dies round the image, a sentiment die and a flower die for my card.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

GDT Card for the Digi Bells DT - Going on a Walk


Today it's my turn to share some GDT inspiration on the Digi Bells DT blog and this is the card that I've just posted.

I used a very cute digi stamp called 'Going on a Walk' which you can find here in the Elisabeth Bell digital collection.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and Craft Sensations.

Head over to the Digi Bells DT here to see my card plus lots more great inspiration from the Design Team.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'ladies and girls'
Crafty Purple Frog - 'lovely ladies'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'for a special lady/girl'
Creative Corner Challenge - 'girly fun'
In the Pink Challenge - 'for a special lady'

Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Post - Sleeping Hedgehog


It's my turn to share a tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog today and I've made a paper pieced baby card using the 'Sleeping Hedgehog' stamp.

Have a look here to see how I made the card.

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

Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps - 'pastel colours'
613 Avenue Create - rubber not digis
Penny Black and More - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stampin' - 'anything but birthday'

Saturday, 11 March 2017

GDT Card for The Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Child


Today's new challenge on The Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is sponsored by Pink Gem Designs and the Pink Gem Designs DT ladies were invited to join in as Guest Designers.

The theme for the challenge is 'for a child' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.  As I mentioned earlier, the challenge sponsor is Pink Gem Designs:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Andy on Tyre Swing' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations and Lili of the Valley.  I finished the card with a peel off sentiment and some Card Candi.

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

Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'it's a boy'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting With an Attitude - 'anything goes'

Friday, 10 March 2017

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Under the Sea


It's time for another challenge on the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'under the sea'.  You can find all the details and the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

I've used a cute digi stamp from Digital Delights called 'Diver Scotty' - you can find him here on their website.

The paper I've used (which I thought looked a bit like waves) is from Trimcraft.

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

Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - 'movement' (I hope swimming counts for this!)
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'it's a boy'

Thursday, 9 March 2017

New from Digital Delights - Love My Bunny Susie Set


Today it's the turn of Team Two to share some inspirations on the Digital Delights blog using this month's new releases.

I've made my card using the very cute 'Love My Bunny Susie Set' which you can find here on the Digital Deligths website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment which comes with the image.  I've used papers from Craft Creations and added some gems and Card Candi to finish the card.

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

Crafty Gals Corner - 'polka dots and/or stripes'
The Paper Shelter - 'circles/dots and/or stripes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'lots of layers'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


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

We've got two great sponsors this week:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Conie Fong Art & Design called 'Birthday Benny' - you can find him here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promakers and used papers from Craft Creations and an old card base from Craftwork Cards.

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