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Friday, 31 October 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Sketch


This week's challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is a sketch challenge:


You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a stamp from Dreamees called 'Reindeer' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment and little snowflake border are part of the same set.  The papers I've used are from the Forever Friends Christmas paper pack and I've added snowflakes punched with two different sizes punches.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration Post


Today I'm sharing a card I've made using the new kit from Imagine That Digis called 'Eskimo Friends'.  You can find the set here on the Imagine That website and it includes digi papers, digi stamps and sentiments:


I've used of one of the character digi stamps, one of the backing papers and a sentiment to make my card.  There's lots of Stickles on the coloured image (all round the fur) but you can't pick it up very well on the photo.

To see some more inspiration from the DT, have a look here at this week's inspiration post.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'


Thursday, 30 October 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Fantasy


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT challenge blog - our theme this week is 'fantasy'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Ladybug Fairy' - you can find her here on their website.  I glittered her wings with Stickles and used a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish the card.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'add some sparkle'
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - 'if you go down to the woods today'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'two or three word sentiment'
Cute Card Thursday - 'razzle dazzle'

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's 'anything goes'.  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 this week are:


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For my card I've used 'Candy Cane Mouse' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website.  I've made a little tag card using two die cut tags - I scored across the top of one of the tags to form a hinge and then stuck the two tags together up to this point.  The paper I've used is from Lili of the Valley and the ribbon is from my stash.


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 with a sentiment'
Paperminutes - 'Christmas and red'
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'if you want to get ahead, get a hat'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'something sweet'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas


A new challenge has started today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this week are:

For my card I've used a very cute digi stamp from StampArt Design by Kathryne called 'Owl-Ways Winter' which you can find here on the Whimsy Stamps website.  I've also used one of the sentiments which is included on the bonus sentiment file sent with the digi stamp.

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 with a sentiment'
Divas by Designs - 'anything goes'
The Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge - 'things with wings'
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'Christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'if you want to get ahead, get a hat'
A Random Fan - 'red, white and green'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Halloween


The theme for our new challenge on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog is 'halloween' - you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've gone for cute halloween and have used one of digis which is available free here on the Nutcrafters website.  There are several freebies available there so it's worth taking a look!  I've layered it up with some kraft, polka dot and dark brown paper and finished the card with some black gem stones.

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

The Stamping Chef - 'anything goes'
Great Impressions Challenge - 'autumn elegance'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - For the One You Love


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'for the one you love'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've made a very CAS card using one of my oldest punches - I've had my heart punch for at least ten years, if not more and it's probably the one that I've used the most.  I punched the hearts out of kraft paper and then glued them on to white card.  In the middle I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted and then I layered the heart panel on the dark brown and kraft paper.

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

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'monochrome'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'cut it out'

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Use Some Metal


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

I've made a very CAS Christmas card using some Chritmas tree brads which I found when I had a tidy up in my craft room a little while back.  The stamp is an old wood mounted one which I used with black Versafine and I also layered the card with some silver metallic paper.

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 plus a sentiment'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'Christmas'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Red Rubber Inspirationals - 'anything goes'
Christmas Card Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 27 October 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho from Making Cards Magazine


I really love the papers and images from the 'Ho, Ho, Ho' pack which was included with the November issue of Making Cards magazine.  I couldn't resist this little reindeer which is one of the images included so I've made a quick card using him together with two of the papers and one of the sentiments in the collection.

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 plus a sentiment'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'if you want to get ahead, get a hat'
The Pink Elephant Challenge - 'anything goes'
Jingle Belles - 'feature a creature'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'any holiday'

Sunday, 26 October 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge - our theme this time is 'St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the new Christmas digi stamps from Pink Gem called 'Santa' - you can find him here on the website.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Christmas Circle Sentiments Set 1' which is here on the Pink Gem website.

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes ..... add a sentiment'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'if you want to get ahead, add a hat'
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'include a hat'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'Christmas'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'any holiday'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - '2 or 3 word sentiment'

Saturday, 25 October 2014

New Pink Gem Challenge - Trick or Treat - Halloween


We've got a new challenge today at A Gem of a Challenge and this time our theme is 'halloween'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer is 2 individual digi images (no sets, peronsalised watermarks or sentiment sets) of the winner's choice from Pinkgem Designs.

For my card I've used one of the new Pink Gem digis called 'Broomstick Chloe' - you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  I've also used the 'Halloween Calendar' digi stamp which you can find here.  The papers I've used are from Bearly-Mine Designs here.

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

Crafts 4 Eternity - 'halloween'
Creative Knockouts - 'halloween'
Cute Card Thursday - 'trick or treat'
Hanna and Friends - 'halloween'
MilkCoffee Challenge - 'halloween'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'halloween'
Sentimental Sundays - 'too cute to spook'

Friday, 24 October 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration Post


Today I'm sharing a card made using the new 'Li'l Cowpokes Kit' from Imagine That Digis.  It's a really great set with digi stamps, backing papers and other embellishments and sentiments:


You can find the set here on the Imagine That website.  On my card I've used one of the digis, a sheet of the paper, the stars and sentiment which are all from the kit.

To see some more inspiration from the Imagine That design team, have a look here.

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

A Random Fan Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'use a sentiment'
Digi Choosday Challenge - 'birthdays'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'card for a child'

New Sweet 7 Challenge - Halloween


We've got a new challenge today at the Sweet 7 Designs Challenge Blog.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the new Halloween digis which will be available in the store very soon.  The paper I've used is from First Edition.

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

Crafts 4 Eternity - 'halloween'
Creative Knockouts - 'halloween'
Cute Card Thursday - 'trick or treat'
MilkCoffee Challenge - 'halloween'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'falling leaves or halloween'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'halloween'

New CSAYL Challenge - Inspiration Picture


For our new challenge today at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, we've got an inspiration picture for you:


Our sponsor this week is:


More details about the challenge are on the challenge blog here.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Little Penguin Winter - Decorate Tree' which you can find here on the Bugaboo website.  I've used the colours from the photo and also the stripes from the centrepiece.

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

Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'everything goes'
Time Out Challenges - 'birds of a feather'
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 23 October 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Bonfire Night


It's time for a new challenge on the CRAFT challenge blog and this week our theme is 'autumn/halloween/thanksgiving/bonfire night'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:

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For my card I've used the 'Leaf' digi stamp from QKR Stampede which you can find here on their website.  I've coloured it with a mixture of Distress Inks and Promarkers.

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

Crafty Boots Challenge - 'autumn or halloween'
Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/fall colours'
OLLCB - 'inspired by nature'
Pattie's Creations Challenges - 'autumn colours in your image'
Aud Sentiments Challenge - '2 or 3 words sentiments'

GDT Card for the CRAFT Challenge


As well as my usual DT card for the CRAFT challenge this week I've also made a GDT card as part of the Imagine That Design Team!  The challenge theme is 'autumn/halloween/bonfire night/thanksgiving' and you can see all the details here on the CRAFT challenge blog.

One of the sponsors for the challenge is of course:


For my card I've used 'Humphrey's Apples' from Imagine That which you can find here on the website.  I've also used paper from the 'Fabulous Fall' paper pack which is here.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'let's get krafty'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'autumn or halloween'
Love to Create Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/fall colours'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'card for a child'
Pattie's Creations Challenges - 'autumn colours in your image'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'food or drink'

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Polka Dots and Pearls


The theme for this week's new Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog is 'polka dots and pearls'.  You can find all the details on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsors this week are:


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For my card I've used 'Cow Girl Jessie Honey' which is available on the Sassy Studio website here.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the pearls from The Hobby House.

GDT Card for Inky Impressions


Today I'm very excited to be joining the Inky Impressions Challenge as a Guest Design Team Member!


The theme for this week's challenge is 'checkmate' and you can find all the details here on the challenge post together with lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Winter Mailbox LiLi' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and Dovecraft and I've added Card Candi, gems and a peel off greeting to finish the card.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Passion for Promarkers - 'let's get krafty'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - 'girls - no pink'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder


Just a quick reminder that there is still time to enter our current Nutcrafters challenge - our theme is 'winter weather'.

You can find all the details about the challenge here in the original challenge post and see the mid-challenge inspiration here.

For my card I've used one of the new Nutcrafters digis which will be available soon.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

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

Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'use a sentiment'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Holly Jolly Challenge - 'snowman fun'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - In Stitches


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and I'm very excited to say that I'm joining the team as a permanent DT member!  A big thank you to the rest of the team for inviting me to stay.

Our challenge this week is 'in stitches' - 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 sponsor is the wonderful:


For my card I've used 'Karaoke Claus' which you can find here on the Dr Digi website.  The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'Little Robin Redbreast' stamp set which is here on their website.

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

The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'let's get krafty'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - 'for the boys'
Pile It On Challenge - 'cheerful/uplifting message'

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - It's Spooky - Halloween


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

For my card I've used 'Wizard Andy' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website and the 'Halloween Calendar' sentiment digi stamp also from Pink Gem which is here.  The paper is from the 'Happy Hauntings' digi paper set which is here on the Bearly Mine wesbite.

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

The Male Room - 'halloween'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'halloween'
Bearly-Mine Challenges - 'halloween'
Sentimental Sundays - 'too cute to spook'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'halloween'
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'autumn or halloween'

Monday, 20 October 2014

Vintage ATCs


I made these ATCs over the weekend using three of the images from Vintage Photo Sheet 21 from Scribble and Scrap Crafts.  You can find this particular sheet here on the Scribble and Scrap website.  There are lots of other sheets in the same section and they are digital sheets which makes them great for adjusting the size.

I've used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to change the colour of the images and then layered them on to script paper and then brown card.  I used some lace washi tape from Crafts Too and some pearls.  The sentiments are from my very old PSX stamp sets.

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

Simon Monday Challenge - 'anything goes'
That Craft Place Cahllenge - 'girls - no pink'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Deck the Halls


I treated myself to several Dreamees Christmas stamps when I was at the Port Sunlight show recently and this is the first of them that I've tried.

This one is called 'Deck the Halls' and you can find it here on the Dreamees website.  I've used it with some Lili of the Valley paper that I've had for a while - I thought it was perfect to go with this stamp.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use something forgotten or never used ' (the holly patterned paper)
Crafty Cardmakers - 'it's only words'
The ABC Challenge - 'v is for vibrant'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - 'Christmas' (paper is more than 6 months old)
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'


New from Pink Gem Designs - Singing Penguins


I couldn't resist this cute new digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs!  It's called 'Singing Penguins' and you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.

I've used it with some Craft Creations paper and a card blank from Craftwork Cards.  The sentiment is an old Artstamp stamp.

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

Treasured Times Challenge - 'anything goes'
A Creative Romance - 'photo inspiration'
I Love Promarkers - 'snowflakes'
A Random Fan Challenge - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'super fly'
Through the Purple Haze - 'wings and bling'

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Use your Imagination!


We've got a new challenge today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog and this week we're asking you to 'use your imagination'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We are sponsored this week by:


For my card I've used a digi from Anne's Digital Art called 'Stockings are Hung' which you can find here in the Anne's Digital Art Etsy shop.  The text background paper I've used is from Dovecraft.

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

Southern Girls Challenge - 'get wordy on it'
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - 'pretty woman'
That Craft Place Blog Challenge - 'girls but no pink'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a poinsettia'

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


Today I'm sharing a card made with the new Imagine That Digis set 'Turtle in Stocking' which you can find here on the Imagine That website.  This is what you get in the set:


I've also used the red gingham digi paper from the new 'Awareness Ribbons Red and Yellow' paper pack which is here.  I've added glitter glue to the turtle's hat although it doesn't really show up on the photo.

For more inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here at the Imagine That blog.

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

Polkadoodles - 'Christmas fun'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Inky Chicks - 'Christmas'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'use an image with a hat'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/glitter power'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'things that start with G' (gingham, green)

New Challenge Blog - A Crafty Mess


I am part of the Design Team for a new challenge blog which will be launching on 7 November with our first challenge.

In the meantime, you can meet the members of the Design Team on the blog each Friday and this week it's my turn here.

Make sure you come back for our first challenge on 7 November!

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