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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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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:


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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'

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Christmas, Children or Critters


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

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used one of the images from the 'Christmas Meeces' digi set from Robyn's Fetish which you can find here on their website.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'your favourite things' (Promarkers, Candi, my new bow die and kraft paper)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - 'anything goes'
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Back to School


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog - this time our theme is 'back to school'.  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 'School Girl Chloe' from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is computer generated and I've finished the card with some washi tape.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'back to school'
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 'back to school'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Lexi's Creations - 'back to school'
Di's Digi Designs - 'back to school'
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'back to school'

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Celebrations


We've got a brand new challenge on the Nutcrafters blog today and this time our theme is 'celebrations'.  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 one of the most recent digi stamps from Nutcrafters - it's part of the 'Fresh Start' set.  Our website is currently undergoing some changes but will be back online soon and you'll be able to see all the Nutcrafters goodies.

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

The Crazy Challenge - 'cute little animals'
Papertake Weekly - 'to die for'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'our furry little friends'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'die cuts and flowers'
Creative Moments - 'anything/animals'

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New Baby Card


I realised when I was putting some posts on my blog at the weekend that I haven't shared this card I made for a Little Claire new release recently.  The stamp is called 'Changing Baby Birdhouse Baby Washing Line' and it's part of the 'changing birdhouse' series.  This particular stamp is available here on the Little Claire website and the original base set (which contains the branches and the bird house stand) is available here.

The range of birdhouses which you can add to the original set is increasing - they now have their own section on the Little Claire website here.

The sentiment stamp I've used is from the Little Claire 'Dictionary Definitions' stamp which is available here.

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

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes (no digis)'
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'stamping ground'
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - 'a new baby'
Clear It Out Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stamps Blog - 'anything goes'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Stepper Cards


Our challenge this week on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog this week is to make a stepper card.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here.

I found the tutorial for this card on You Tube from Stamp Owl - it was very easy to cut and fold and I'm pleased with the result.  The stamps I've used are from the 'Man Squares' set from Little Claire - I've used my clear stamp version although the set is now only available as a digi here.  I've also used an old Woodware punch to make the little circles I've used to finish the card - these are perfect embellishments if you want to post a card as they are completely flat.

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

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'no square cards'
OLLCB - 'fancy folds'
Crafting With Dragonflies - 'create a centre or side step card'
Try It On Tuesday - 'use your stash' (patterned paper and stamps are both older items and the punch I've used for the small circles is at least five years old)
Clear It Out Challenge - 'anything goes'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'anything goes + tip'
Sweet Stamps Blog - 'stepper card'

Monday, 18 August 2014

New Cutie Pies Challenge - Cute With Buttons and Bows

 

We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 'buttons and bows'.  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 one of the main images and a sentiment from the very cute 'Nelly's Party' digi stamp stamp set from Imagine That - you can find the set here on the Imagine That website.  My bow was made with my new Sue Wilson bow die set - I'm really pleased with the result and it's so much easier than tying a ribbon bow!  The buttons were sewn on to the paper and I've also added two paper flowers.  

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

Charisma Cardz - 'buttons and bows'
In the Pink - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/animals'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'add stripes'
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'B unique' (bow, buttons, blooms)
Fairytale Stampers - 'everything goes'
The Crazy Challenge - 'cute little animals'

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Floral Birthday


This is a card I made using one of the floral images and some of the matching paper from the most recent issue of Making Cards magazine.  The sentiment is part of the same set.

I've added some pale pink paper and white card and finished the card with some green Card Candi.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Pinspirational Challenges - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Letter to Santa


We've got a new challenge today on the Glory of Christmas Challenge - this time our theme is 'letter to Santa'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp called 'Naughty or Nice' from Dr Digi's House of Stamps - you can find it here on their website.  The papers are from the Dovecraft Krafty Christmas paper pack which is available here from Little Claire.  I've also used the sketch from the current Completely Christmas Challenge.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'a few of my favourite things' (Promarkers, layering and the red/kraft colour combination)
Completely Christmas - 'mid-month sketch'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'project for your favourite season'
Loves Rubber Stamps - 'out of season'
Stamps and Fun = Creativtiy - 'Christmas in the summer'
Love to Create Challenge - 'inspired by a song, book or movie' ('Santa Claus is Coming to Town' ... "he's writing a list, he's checking it twice, he's trying to work out who's naughty or nice")

Saturday, 16 August 2014

New Little Claire Challenge - Man's Birthday


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Little Claire blog and this month we're looking for cards suitable for a 'man's birthday'.  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.

There's a great prize on offer for the winner of the challenge:

Ten free Dinkies Stamps of the winner's choice (worth £15.00)

You can see the full range of Dinkies here on the Little Claire website.

For my card I've used one of my favourite Little Claire stamp sets 'Oh Man' which you can find here on the website.  I've paper pieced the main image and used the tie stamp twice on the two front panels.

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

That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'stamping ground'
DRS Designs - 'they say it's your birthday'
Little Red Wagon - 'happy birthday'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Paper Pretties Challenge - 'boys' cards'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'add stripes'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'fussy cutting' (paper piecing elements)

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