Saturday, 25 April 2015

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Distress It


We've got a new challenge on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to 'distress it'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

 I don't do a lot of distressing on my cards so this is something a little bit different for me!  I've used the owl stamp from the Little Claire 'Good Times' stamp set - you can find it here on their website.  I stamped it in brown Memento ink and then used Distress Ink to colour the image panel.  I ripped the edges of each of the patterned paper layers and then used more Distress Inks on the torn edges.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'guy cards'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'things with wings'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes/lots of layers'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'things with wings plus a sentiment'
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'monochromatic'

Friday, 24 April 2015

Little Claire Friday Blog Project - Post-It Note Holder


It's my turn to share a project today on the Little Claire Blog and I've made a little post-it note holder.  You can see my step by step photo tutorial here on the Little Claire blog.

I've used the very cute 'Dinkies Waggy Westie' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

There are lots of great Dinkies stamps on the Little Claire website here and they have also just added some new Mini Scallop Cards to the website here - they are the perfect size to used with the Dinkies stamps.


On 30 May I will be hosting a Little Claire Workshop here on the Wirral using the Dinkies Stamps - all the details are here on the website.

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

Not Just Cards Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'let's get krafty'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes/lots of layers'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 23 April 2015

New CRAFT Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to 'make your own embellishments'. 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 digi from Robyn's Fetish called 'Bunny with Parasol' - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used was free with a magazine.  I made the little flowers using three punched shapes and a pearl in the middle.

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

DRS Designs - 'bloomin' beautiful'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'spring blooms'
Sentimental Sundays - 'animal love'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Use Spooled Items


We've got a new challenge today on the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week we'd like you to 'use spooled items' on your creations.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


and


For my card I've used a digi from Lacy Sunshine called 'Sarah Jane' which is here on their website.  My 'something spooled' is the brown ribbon across the middle of the card.

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

Crafty Gals' Corner - 'girls, girls, girls'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'it's a girl thing'
Polkadoodles - 'pink and pretty'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Lace


We've got a new challenge today on the  Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to use some lace.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


the prize for the winner is a £10 voucher

For my card I've used a digi from Inky Impressions called 'Nickie Putting on the Ritz' - you can find her here on their website.  The papers I'v used are from Craft Creations.

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

Crafty Gals' Corner - 'girls, girls, girls' 
The Paper Shelter - 'it's a celebration'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'ribbon and/or lace'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'it's a girl thing'
Little Red Wagon - 'seeing spots'
Digi Choosday - 'spots and dots'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Football Crazy


We've got a new challenge on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we've gone 'football crazy'!  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Footballing Hedgehogs' from Little Claire - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The football backing paper was a great free download from Pondskipper Crafts here.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Hiding In My Craftroom - 'freestyle'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'

Monday, 20 April 2015

Make a Wish ....


Today I'm sharing a card I've made using the very cute 'Butterfly Bunny' from Little Claire - you can find it here on their website.

I've paper pieced the balloon and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted and some gems to finish the card.

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

Less Is More - 'up, up and away'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Allsorts Challenge - 'quick and simple does it'
Sentimental Sundays - 'animal love'

Sunday, 19 April 2015

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Use a Digi


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge and this time we're asking you to 'use a digi'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem called 'Carol Singing Cat' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is from Bebunny and I've added peel off greetings and some Card Candi.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'use something beginning with F' - festive, frosty, feline
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'Christmas cats'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'H is for happy holidays'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - 'include an animal'
Pinspirational Challenges - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Little Claire Dinkies Floral Wellies


Today I'm sharing a quick card that I've made with one of the Little Claire Dinkies stamp - this one is called 'Floral Wellies' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from my stash - I've finished the card with peel off and some pearls.

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

QKR Stampede - 'spring flowers'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes/steampunk'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'flowers'
Catch the Bug Challenge - 'bingo' (flower theme, scallop and 3 layers)
Allsorts Blog Challenge - 'quick and easy does it'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'spring'
Graph'It Colour Challenge - 'flower power'

Friday, 17 April 2015

New from Imagine That Digis - Mama and Baby


It's time for my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis by Kris and this week I'm sharing a card made with the brand new 'Mama and Baby' digi stamp.  You can find it here on the Imagine That website.

I've used one of the sentiments from the set on the baby's shawl.  The heart dies are from Memory Box and I've also added Card Candi (coloured with a Promarker) and some pearls.

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

Crafty Sentiment Designs - 'anything goes'
Digi Choosday - 'pearls and gems'
Try It On Tuesday - 'new beginnings'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'use a die cut'

Thursday, 16 April 2015

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas'.  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 digi from Stitchy Bear called 'Doodle Deer' - you can find it here on their website.  I've layered the image with black and silver paper and added a peel off greeting and some silver gems.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'H is for happy holidays'
Creative Card Crew - 'use a sentiment'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Pinspirational Challenges - 'anything goes'
Not Just Cards Challenge - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Inky Impressions - April New Release


It's our April new release day at Inky Impressions and we've got some great new digi images for you!

I've made a card using the new 'Aria's Secrets' digi which is here on the website and also the new 'Rock Background' digi which is here on the website.

I've merged the two together and then coloured the image with Promarkers.  I've kept my card layout very simple because it's such a great image.

To see the other new releases and lots more inspiration, have a look here on the Inky Impressions blog.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes/steampunk' (anything goes)
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'seeing spots'

New Penny's Challenge - One for the Girls


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'one for the girls'.  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 a digi called 'Lady Penelope' - you can find her here in the Art by Miran Etsy shop.  The background I've used is a piece of Kanban card I've had for many years.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'many happy returns'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Polkadoodles - 'pink and pretty'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Kraft It


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

For my card I've used 'Back to School Nicholas' - you can find him here on the Inky Impressions website.  

I've layered my image with kraft paper, white card and red gingham paper from Craft Creations and then used some red Card Candi to finish the card.

We also have a great new Inky Impressions new release today - to see my DT card for the new release, have a look here.

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

The Paper Shelter - 'for the boys'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'use kraft'
Sentimental Sundays - 'no sentiment'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes/steampunk' (anything goes)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Reminder


It's time for some mid-month inspiration on Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog.  It's an 'anything Christmas goes' challenge and you can find all the details in the original challenge post here and the mid-month inspiration post is here.

For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Ornaments Bear' - you can find him here on their website.  The paper I've used is a Bebunny Christmas pad and I've layered the image with kraft and red paper.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'H is for Happy Holilday'
Crimbo Crackers - 'bears'
Christmas Cards All Year Long - 'Christmas ornaments'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'seeing spots'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'use kraft'

New Sparkles Challenge - Ribbons and Buttons


We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'ribbons and buttons'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this month are:


and a great prize from Marianne Designs:


For my card I've used one of the latest digis from Pink Gem Designs - she's called 'Princess Maisy' and you can find her here on the Pink Gem website.  I've used papers from Craft Creations, ribbon from my stash and some buttons that came free with the last DoCrafts magazine.

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

Create and Inspire - 'anything goes/use a die'
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'buttons'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Clean and Simple


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

I've used this month's Digi of the Month from Deedee's Digis 'Blessings are Blooming' to make my card - I got this set free for linking up a card to the Digi of the Month Challenge last month.  It's also available here on the Deedee's Digis website.

I've embossed the white card behind the image and added some black gems to finish the card.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'make your own background'
Incy Wincy Challenge - 'embossing'
Digi Sketch Challenge - 'flowers'
Sentimental Sundays - 'no sentiment'
Corrosive Challenge - 'floral fantasy'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'texture'
2 Crafty Girls Challenge - 'spring time'
Deedee's Digis - 'digi of the month'

New Crafty Girlz Challenge - Anything Goes/April Showers Second Card


The Crafty Girlz Challenge is back up and running again and today is the start of our first challenge with the new design team.  Our theme is anything goes/April showers and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


and


I've made two cards for the challenge.  This is my second card using 'Vintage Rain' from A Day for Daisies which is here on their website.  I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch to make the border and added some ribbon and gems from my stash.

My other card for the challenge is here.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/use a die or punch'
Stamps and Fun - 'favourite punch'

New Crafty Girlz Challenge - Anything Goes/April Showers First Card


The Crafty Girlz Challenge is back up and running again and today is the start of our first challenge with the new design team.  Our theme is anything goes/April showers and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


and


I've made two cards for the challenge.  This is my first card using 'Showers of Love' from Lacy Sunshine.  I've used paper from Craft Creations, a sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted and some Card Candi and pearls.

My other card for the challenge is here.

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

Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Create and Inspire - 'anything goes/use a die'
Eclectic Ellapu - 'April showers/spring'

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New Sweet 7 Challenge - 3D Elements


There's a new challenge today on the Sweet 7 Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to 'add something 3D'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our wonderful sponsor is:


For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Elephant Topper' - you can find it here on their website.  I printed the digi three times and then cut out different parts of them to layer up - this is my 3D element for the card.  I finished the card with a punched border using my Fiskars Threading Water punch.

Here's a look at the card sideways to show the layers:


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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Ooh La La Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Creative Corner Challenges - 'cute critters'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'include and animal'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - 'lost and found' (grey card and border punch)
Pinspirational Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Exotic/Jungle Wildlife


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we're looking for cards featureing 'exotic/jungle wildlife'!  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a very cute digi from Pink Gem called 'Jaffa Giraffe' - you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.  I've kept my care very clean and simple with some coloured card and some nailhead gems.

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

Creative Corner Challenges - 'cute critters
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'include and animal'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Pinspirational Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 13 April 2015

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  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 a digi called 'Koality Time' from Karleigh Sue - it's available here in her Etsy shop.  My brown stripes card is from Anna Marie Designs and the rest of the papers from Craft Creations.  The sentiments are from Clearly Besotted.

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

My Time to Craft Challenge - 'sketch challenge'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'birthday sentiment'
Passion for Promarkers - 'all about birthdays'
Craft Catz Weekly Challenge - 'two or more papers'
Melonheadz Friends - 'two or more designer papers'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'let's get krafty'
Ooh La La Creations - 'lots of layers'

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Papercraft Inspirations and Quick Cards Magazines


I am very excited to have been featured as this month's 'blog of the month' by Papercraft Inspirations magazine!   I've scanned the page and you can see the photo of my blog plus three of my cards and a little bit about me.


I was also part of the Reader Design Team for this month's Quick Cards Magazine - my card doesn't appear in the magazine but is on their website.  We were provided with the papers which are in the middle of this month's issue to make a card.  

The papers were centred around birthdays and for my card (above) I used three of the patterned papers and then die cut a circle from one of the others which I used with one of the sentiments.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'two or more patterned papers'
Simply Create Too - 'no digis or stamps'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
The Crafting Cafe - 'flights of fancy'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 11 April 2015

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Clean and Simple


Our new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog is 'clean and simple' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the stamps from the Little Claire April club stamp set 'April Showers' - you can find it here on the website.  I've paper pieced the umbrella and coloured the rest of the image with Promarkers.  The sentiment is part of the stamp set and I've added some ribbon and gems to finish the card.

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite alcohol markers or Distress Inks' (Promarkers for me every time - I love the colour range and they're so easy to use)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'clean and simple'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'April showers and/or May flowers'
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'April showers'
Incy Wincy Designs - 'clean and simple'
Without Words Challenge - 'under my umbrella'

New Little Claire Challenge - Use Kraft Card


We've got a new challenge today on the Little Claire Challenge Blog and this month we're asking you to 'use kraft card'.  You can find all the details of the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the challenge winner is:


£20.00 website voucher

For my card I've used the 'Silhouette Boat' stamp from Little Claire - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  

I stamped the main image on to kraft card using my brown Versafine ink pad and then die cut the image in to a circle.  I layered with some patterned paper, dark brown paper and some more kraft paper.  

The sentiment comes with the main image - I stamped this on to kraft card and again layered it using dark brown card.

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

Country View Challenge - 'use kraft card'
Cheerful Stamp Pad - 'silhouettes'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Pink Gem Challenge - Spring Has Sprung


There's a new challenge on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog today and this time our theme is 'spring has sprung'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer to the winner is:

2 Individual Digi images
(NO SETS, PERSONALISED WATERMARK'S OR SENTIMENT SETS) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

For my card I've used a digi from Pink Gem called 'Dandelion Wishes' - you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.  I've used some paper from Nitwits layered with pink and white card.

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

Creative Corner Challenges - 'cute critters'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'two or more patterned papers'
Digi Sketch Challenge - 'furry friends'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - 'children's cards'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'fairytale/fantasy'

Friday, 10 April 2015

Imagine That Friday Inspiration


Today I'm sharing another card made using the April Digi of the Month set 'My Sailmate' from Imagine That.  You can find the set here on the Imagine That website but if you played along in last month's challenge you will have received the set free.  It's a progressive challenge so if you take part this month, Kris will send you May's set free of charge.  All the details about the challenge are here.

I've made a sort of stepper card using the boat image and one of the sentiments.  I resized the anchor and then repeat printed it to get a line of anchors for the middle step.

From the photo above the card looks a bit flat so here's the side view:


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

Crafting Muskateers - 'it's a man's world'
Cute Card Thursday - 'bonny blues'
Papertake Weekly - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Creative Ladybirds Challenge - 'anything goes'

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