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Monday, 1 September 2014

New Imagine That Progressive Challenge for September


I'm really excited to be joining the ladies on the Imagine That Design Team today as a full time member after being a GDT member over the summer.  A big thank you to Kris for inviting me to join you!

As it's the beginning of the month that means a new progressive challenge and this month:


So you can use any Imagine That digi for the challenge and everyone who takes part will get the October challenge set sent to them free!

Everyone who took part in the challenge last month will have received the brand new 'Humphrey's Apples' digi set free:


The set is also available to buy here on the website.

I've made an easel card using the main image and one of the sentiments and I've also used one of the papers from the 'Fabulous Fall' digi paper set which is available here.

There's are lots of new releases on the website and some inspiration using them here on the blog - I'll be back on Friday with a card made using one of the new sets.

Guest DT Card for the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Let's Fly Away


I was very excited recently to be asked to join the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog as a Guest Designer for September.


A new challenge has just started at Love to Scrap today and the theme is 'let's fly away'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi from The Stamping Chef called 'Sophie Spitfire' - you can find her here on the Stamping Chef website.  I downloaded the backing paper here and the sentiment is computer generated.

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

Come and Get It Challenges - 'things with wings'
Crafting at the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'transport'

New Cutie Pie Blog Challenge - Two's Company


We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge blog and this time our theme is 'two's company'.  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 sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a very cute digi from Crafty Sentiments Designs called 'Benson and Betty' - you can find it here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from the new 'Penguin Hugs' stamp from Little Claire which is here on their website and the paper is from the Dovecraft Krafty Christmas pack which is here.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Winter Wonderland - 'gingham or checks'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'early Christmas makes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Hobbybook Challenge - 'use 2 or more patterned papers'
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog - 'use 2 or more patterned papers'
Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'

New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No Man Like a Snowman


There's a new challenge today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this month our theme is 'no man like a snowman'.  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 sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used 'Snowman and Pudding' from Pink Gem Designs - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Lili of the Valley.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'early Christmas makes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog - 'use 2 or more patterned papers'

New Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


It's the start of a new month and so the start of a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  Our challenges are always 'anything goes' as long as it's for Christmas!

Once again this month we've been sponsored by the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Penguin Joy' - you can find it here on the Bugaboo website.  The paper is from my stash and the little bow has been made using my Sue Wilson die.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Winter Wonderland - 'gingham or checks'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'things with wings'
Creative  Knockouts - 'whimsical wings'

Sunday, 31 August 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Bingo


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge Blog - this time we're playing bingo!


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 new Little Claire stamp 'Penguin Hugs' which you can find here.  The paper I've used is from the Dovecraft Krafty Christmas paper pack which is available here also from Little Claire.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'early Christmas makes'
A Creative Romance - 'a touch of kraft'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'any sentiment other than a birthday'
Creative Knockouts - 'whimsical wings'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'things with wings'

Saturday, 30 August 2014

New Pink Gem Challenge - It's Summer Time


It's time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and this time our theme is 'it's summer time'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Andy With Ice Cream' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The sentiment I've used is from an old Pink Cat Studio set and the papers are from my stash.

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

Creative Corner Challenges - 'anything goes'
Sweet Pea Stampers - 'use lots of layers'
Aud Sentiments Designs Challenge - 'any sentiment except happy birthday'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'use 2 or more patterned papers'

Friday, 29 August 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - To Die For


This week's challenge on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge Blog is 'to die for' - we want to see cards made using dies.  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 one of the new Christmas stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'Penguin Hugs' and can be found here on the Little Claire website.  I've also used the sentiment from the 'Poinsettia Cluster' stamp which is here.

My dies are two Nestabilities to cut the image and backing layer and the Memory Box star dies.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 days of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Simply Create Too - 'something new' (stamp)
4 Crafty Chicks - 'something old (backing paper) something new (stamp)'
As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite season and why' (winter - I love colder weather and it's my favourite time of the year for crafting)
Aud Sentiments Designs Challenge - 'any sentiment except happy birthday'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Sweet 7 Digital Designs Challenge - Back to School


It's time for another challenge on the Sweet 7 Digital Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'back to school'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the papers from the 'Back to School Digital Papers' set which can be find here on the website and also one of the digi stamps from the 'Back to School Image Pack' which can be found here.  The little sentiment is computer generated.

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

Milk Coffee Challenge - 'back to school'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/back to school'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'transport'
Lexi's Creations - 'back to school'
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 'back to school'

GDT Friday Inspiration for Imagine That


It's time for some more inspiration in the weekly post on the Imagine That website.  A couple of my cards are included in this week's post here and this is one of them.

I've made this card using the very cute 'Polar Love' digi stamp set which you can find here on the Imagine That website.  The sentiment I've used is part of the same set.

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

Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Corner Challenges - 'anything goes'
Sweet Pea Stampers - 'use lots of layers'
Delightful Challenges - 'layer it'

Thursday, 28 August 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Animals or Pets


Our new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge is 'animals or pets' - for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Hedgehog Flower' - you can find it here on their website.

We also have a DT call running - all the details are at the top of the challenge blog.  We're a very friendly team with lots of fantastic sponsors!

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

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'use your punches and dies'
Creative Inspirations - 'flower power'
Digi Choosday - 'blooms'
Fussy and Fancy Challenges - 'pets or favourite animals'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'in the garden'

Faery Ink - Mug of Love and Gratitude


I came across the Faery Ink website recently after seeing details of their new challenge blog.  If you sign up for updates here you'll receive this sweet digi stamp called 'Mug of Love and Gratitude'.

I made this card with some paper from my stash, some paper flowers and some pearls.  I used a Spellbinders die for the main image.

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

Divas by Design - 'happy birthday'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
My Time to Craft - 'food and drink'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - 'anything goes'
Whoopsi Daisy - 'girly'
Cute Card Thursday - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Christmas and/or Children


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

Our sponsors this week are:


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and


For my card I've used a cute digi from Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle called 'Across the Miles' - the sentiment comes with the main image and you can it here on the Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle website.

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

Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - 'anything goes'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Celebrations


Just a quick reminder that there's still time to enter our current challenge on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - our theme for the current challenge is 'celebrations'.  All the details are here in the original challenge post.

This is a very simple 'new home' card made with one of the new Nutcrafters designs released earlier this year.  The paper is from my stash and I've added some little paper flowers to finish the card.

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

Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
Digi Choosday - 'blooms'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'die cuts and flowers'

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Steampunk


There's a brand new challenge today on the Cardz for Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'steampunk'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We're also looking for some more DT members to join us so there's a DT call on the challenge blog.  Have a look at what we're looking for and hopefully you'll think about joining us.  I really love being part of the Cardz 4 Guyz team and it will be great to increase our little  team.

I have to admit this week's theme did make me think because I've never made a steampunk card before!  So this is my CAS version of steampunk using the 'Good Times' stamp set from Little Claire available here.  I've used one of the stamps to create the background stamping in brown Versafine on kraft paper.  Then I stamped the main image on white card and coloured it with Promarkers.

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

Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'cards for men'
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 'let's get krafty'
QKR Stampede - 'monochrome'
Simply Create Too - 'monochromatic madness'
Red Rubber Inspirationals - 'just wing it'
Crafting by Designs - 'rock around the clock'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'monochromatic'

Monday, 25 August 2014

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used 'Christmas Scene 1' from Robyn's Fetish which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from Hero Arts.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Q is for quick and easy'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'any holiday'
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'animals'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'anything goes with a sentiment'

Sunday, 24 August 2014

New from Imagine That - Emma


Today I'm sharing a card that I've made using the main image from one of the new digi sets from Imagine That - this one is called 'Emma' and you can find the full set here in the Imagine That store.

Kris also very kindly made the main image (which I've used on my card) a freebie on the Imagine That Facebook page last week.  So if you click here it will take you to the Facebook page - scroll back to find the freebie and you'll also see some other cards made with the set on their too.

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

Love to Create - 'polka dots and pearls'
Corrosive Challenges - 'B unique' (brown, border)
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Autumn or Spring


There's a new challenge today on The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 'autumn or spring'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Milk Coffee called 'Girl Cleaning Autumn Leaves' which you can find here in their store.

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

Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'bright, sunshiney colours'
Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes birthday'
Hobbybook Challenges - '2 or more papers'
Love to Create - 'polka dots and pearls'
Treasured Times Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 23 August 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started yesterday on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog and this time our theme is 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi from Meljen's Designs called ' Joy Garland' - you can find it here on their website.  I've also used my new Sue Wilson bow die.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Polkadoodles - 'Christmas'
Inky Impressions - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'to die for'

GDT Midway Motivation for Fantasy Stampers - By the Sea


This is my second GDT project for the Fantasy Stampers Chllenge - midway motivation for their current challenge which is 'By the Sea'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog and my card is featured here in the midway motivation post.

For my card I've used 'Silhouette Lighthouse' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website - the sentiment comes with the main image and I've die cut with an X-cut die.  The embossing was done with a Crafts Too embossing folder.

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

We Doobadoo - 'add texture'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'oh I do like to be beside the seaside'
Sweet Pea Stampers - 'embossing'
Southern Girls Challenge - 'it's all about texture'
Creative Card Crew - 'embossing'
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Fitztown Challenge Blog - 'embossing'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'seaside or nautical'
Pile It On - 'by the sea'

Friday, 22 August 2014

Imagine That Friday GDT Inspiration


It's time to share another GDT card for some Friday inspiration for Imagine That Digis.  This week I've used the 'Lighthouse' digi stamp set which you can find here in the Imagine That shop.

And this is what's in the set:


I've used the main image and then die cut one of the sentiments using one of my X-cut dies.  I've also used one of the designs from the 'Argyles 'n' Plaids' digi paper pack which is available here in the Imagine That shop.

You can see more inspiration on the Imagine That blog here.

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

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog - 'let's get masculine'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - 'seaside or nautical'
Pile It On Challenge - 'by the sea/beach'
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'this is a man's world'

Sweet 7 Digital Designs Special New Release


There's a special new release today in the Sweet 6 Digital Designs shop.  Today would have been Sweet 7's owner Mari's Dad's birthday but he passed away when she was at high school.  Mari has turned one of his drawings in to a special release digi stamp set with the addition of some great sentiments.  

You can read more about the set here on the Sweet 7 blog and the set is available here in the Sweet 7 shop.


For my card I've used the main image and then die cut one of the sentiments in to a circle.

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

Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'for the kids'
Fitztown Challenge - 'just for kids'

Little Claire Friday Blog Project - Daisy Bear Gift Box


It's my turn to share a project this week on the Little Claire blog and I've made a gift box with an aperture in the lid.  You can find the step by step photo tutorial here on the Little Claire blog and also on the 'tutorials and projects' tab on my blog.

I've used the very cute 'Daisy Bear' from Little Claire for the main image - you can find it here on their website.  I've put some acetate in the aperture in the lid and I've lined the box with paper to match the top - there are lots more photos in the tutorial.

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

Word Art Wendesdays - 'anything goes'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'anything goes' (stash used : paper, dark brown card, acetate)
Papertake Weekly - 'to die for'
The Crazy Challenge - 'cute little animals'

Thursday, 21 August 2014

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new Crafty Girls Challenge today and our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here.

Our sponsors for this week are:


and


For my card I've used the very cute 'Ice Fishing Buddies' from Di's Digi Stamps - it's one of the new 2014 releases which are here on the website.

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

Holly Jolly Christmas - '1, 2, 3 - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 gems'
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 'use 2 or more designer papers'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'our furry little friends'
The Crazy Challenge - 'cute little animals'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'fish or fishing'

New CRAFT Challenge - Sketch


We've got a new challenge for you on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week there's a sketch to follow:


For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this week are:


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For my card I've used the very cute 'Cheerleader Samantha' Digital Delights which you can find here on their website  I've also used my new Sue Wilson bow die, some little paper flowers and some pearls.

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

A Random Fan Challenge - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'to die for'
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'

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