Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Santa Stop Here!


I couldn't resist making another Christmas card with this little guy from Pink Gem Designs - he's called Henry.  He appears in a few Christmas stamps - this one is called 'Santa Stop Here Henry' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website.

I've used paper from Papermania and some kraft and white card to layer the design.

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

Fairytale Stampers - 'everything goes'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'Christmas'
Hiding in My Craftroom - 'freestyle'
Craft for the Craic - 'favourite Christmas colours' (red, green and kraft)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Teddy Collection from Making Cards Magazine


There are some gorgeous toppers and papers in the January issue of Making Cards magazine - I couldn't resist making a card with the Teddy collection.

I've used one of the circular toppers and two of the papers layered with kraft paper and white card.  To finish the card I added a peel off greeting and some pearls.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a twist - add pearls'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'let's see some pearls'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes with snowflakes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'Christmas/New Year'

Monday, 22 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Christmas Bird Trio


Today I'm sharing another Christmas card - this one was made using a digi called 'Christmas Bird Trio' from Imagine That Digis.  You can find it here on the shop blog.

The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and the gold edged ribbon is from my stash.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes with a twist - add ribbon'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'when nature calls'
Always Something Creative - 'Merry Christmas'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi plus ribbon'
Emerald Faeries Challenge - 'Christmas - red and green'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'Christmas'




Sunday, 21 December 2014

Cocktail Chilly from Pink Gem


This is another card I made using the new 'Cocktail Chilly' digi stamp from Pink Gem - I've used different colours for this one.  As soon as I saw this digi, I thought of two people it would be perfect for and they have both loved their cards!

You can find the digi stamp here on the Pink Gem website.  

The paper I have used is from Dovecraft and I've finished the card with a peel off greeting and some Card Candi.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Polkadoodles - 'Christmas reds and blues'
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge - 'Merry Christmas'
The East Wind Challenge - 'Christmas'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/use a snowflake'

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for our final challenge of the year on The Glory of Christmas Challenge and we're finishing the year with an 'anything goes' challenge.  For all the details of 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 newest digi stamps from Imagine That Digis by Kris - this cute little guy is called 'Beary Merry Christmas' and you can find the set here in the Imagine That shop.  The paper I've used is from Dovecraft and I've used a gold peel off border round the image as well as two peel off greetings and some Card Candi to finish off the card.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'Christmas'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'cute and cuddly Christmas'
The East Wind Challenge - 'Christmas'
Papertake Weekly - 'last Christmas card of the year'

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Little Claire Digi Design Team Call


Would you like to be part of the brand new Little Claire Digi Design Team?  We're looking for a group of crafters who love working with digi designs to work with our existing Design Team.  

Lots of people know Little Claire for their excellent quality clear stamps but they also sell a great range of digi stamps.  I've used one of the freebie digi stamps called 'Lydia Goes Shopping' to make my card - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

If you're interested in joining our Digi Design Team, have a look here on the Little Claire blog for all the details.  And don't forget to have a look at the range of digi stamps available here.

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

Hiding in My Craft Room - 'freestyle'
A Random Fan Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'
Use Yourself Challenge  - 'anything goes'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - The Big Guy


I'm running a bit late this week - this is my card for the new Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge which started on Tuesday last week.  Our theme for this final challenge of the year is 'the big guy' or Santa and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used of the fab Santa digis from Nutcrafters - unfortunately there are technical issues with the website at the moment so I can't provide a link.  The paper I've used is from Papermania.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'whatever is still urgently needed'
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge - 'Merry Christmas'
CCEE Stampers - 'starring Santa'
Papertake Weekly - 'last Christmas card of the year'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Male Room Challenge - 'Christmas'

Friday, 19 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


It's time for my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis and this week I've used one of the newest Christmas digi sets.  

The set is called 'Miceskate' and it's available here on the Imagine That website.  I've coloured the digi with Promarkers and used paper from Dovecraft.  The sentiment is part of the digi set.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'Christmas'
Polkadoodles - 'Christmas reds and blues'
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - 'cute and cuddly Christmas'
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'winter sports'
Digi Choosday - 'last minute Christmas'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'anything goes'

New Sweet 7 Challenge - Winter


A new challenge has started today on the Sweet 7 Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'winter'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Snowman Family' which is available here 
in the Sweet 7 Digital Design store.

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

QKR Stampede - 'lots of layers'
Creative Knockouts - 'winter wonderland'
Milk Coffee Challenge - 'Christmas - non-traditional colours'
Ladybug Crafts - it's cold outside'
Creative Moments - ' non-traditional colours'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'winter inspiration'

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Inky Impressions Inspiration Post


This is a very quick and simple card I've made using a digi sentiment called 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' - you can find it here on the Inky Impressions website.

I've used paper from Dovecraft and some red and white paper to layer it up - a very easy card to make and perfect for last minute cards!

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'Merry Christmas'
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Christmas'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'happy holidays'

New CRAFT Challenge - New


There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and our theme this week is 'new' - we're thinking new baby, new home, new job etc.  For more 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 stamp from Sweet Stamps called 'Rock a Bye Baby' which you can find here on their website.

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

Word Art Wednesdays - 'anything goes'
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Sentimental Sundays - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for the last challenge of this year at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Snowball Penguins' which you can find here on their website.

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

Papertake Weekly - 'last Christmas card of the year'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'Christmas'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes with snowflakes'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Christmas'

The 12 Months of Christmas - Design Team Sneak Peek


This is my first proper post as a member of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Design Team.  Our cards are featured on Decosse's Dynamite Doodles as part of the post for November's winners' post here and also on The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog here.

We've used the digi paper which is being sent out to everyone who qualified for winning the November challenge:


I've also used one of the cute little reindeer from the 'Joyous Reindeer' set from Imagine That Digis which you can find here on their website.  I've added some red paper, a peel off sentiment and some Card Candi.

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

Digi-Choosday - 'last minute Christmas'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'Christmas'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas'
Through the Purple Haze - 'Merry Christmas'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'last minute Christmas'
Divas by Design - 'anything goes'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'

Monday, 15 December 2014

New Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes


Our final challenge of the year at the Sparkles Forum Challenge Blog is a celebration of our fourth anniversary!!  We've got an 'anything goes' theme this time - for all the details, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


For my card I've used one of the newest digi stamps from Pink Gem called 'Cocktail Chilly' - I just couldn't resist making a couple of last minute cards with him!!  You can find him on the Pink Gem website here.

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

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'let's see a piece of fruit'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'last minute Christmas'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'red, white and green'
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog - 'red and green'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi plus rhinestones or ribbon'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'Christmas'
ABC Challenge - 'z is for zany'
Pile It On Challenge Blog - 'anything goes Christmas/holidays'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Mid-Month Reminder


We've got some great mid-month inspiration today on Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - it's 'anything goes' as long as it's a Christmas creation.

The original challenge post with all the details is here and the mid-month post is here.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Snowflake Winter Silhouette' which you can find here on their website.  

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

Christmas Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - 'anything goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/add snowflakes'
MilkCoffee Challenge - 'Christmas with non traditional colours'
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog - 'non traditional Christmas colours'


Sunday, 14 December 2014

New From Little Claire - You Are Lovely


Today I'm sharing another DT card I made using one of the latest stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'You Are Lovely' and you can find it here on their website.

It's a very simple card using lilac gingham paper, purple backing paper and a couple of gems.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'anything with wings'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 13 December 2014

New Little Claire Challenge - A Special Christmas Card


We've got a new challenge today on the Little Claire Challenge Blog and this month we're asking you to make a 'special Christmas card'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Here's the prize on offer for the winner:


For my card I've used a Little Claire stamp called 'Little One' which you can find here on their website.   The paper I've used is also available here from Little Claire.  The sentiment is computer generated.

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

That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'family Christmas'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'non-traditional Christmas'
Love to Create Challenge - 'non-traditional holiday colours'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'urgently needed Christmas creations'
We Do Doobadoo - 'festive spirit'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'add snowflakes'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'special occasiona'

Friday, 12 December 2014

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration Post


It's time for my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis and this week I've made a little rocker card.

I've used the very cute 'Penguin Cocoa' digi from Imagine That - you can find it here on the website.  I die cut the card from kraft card and then die cut all the layers on top.

For more inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'happy holidays'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Christmas'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'last minute Christmas'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'anything with wings'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'Merry Christmas'


Thursday, 11 December 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Sketch


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


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 Karen's Doodles called 'Snowmen Carolling' - you can find it here on her website.

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

Crafty Creations Challenge - 'something to die for'
Loves Rubberstamps - 'Christmas or winter'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes with spots or dots'
Divas by Design Challenge - 'seeing red'

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Recipe


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge blog and this time there's a Christmas recipe to follow - 'one critter, two papers and three embellishments'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Bambino' from Little Claire - you can find him here on the Little Claire website.  

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

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 'Christmas/holiday season'
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - 'winter or Christmas'
Pile It On Challenge - 'anything goes Christmas/holidays'
Stamping Sensations - 'winter wonderland'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas


We've got a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and our theme this week is 'Christmas'.  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 this week is:


For my card I've used a digi from Sassy Studio Designs called 'Candy Cane the Sassy Elf' from Sassy Studio Designs which can be found here in their store.

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

Get Creative Challenges - 'Christmas'
A Random Fan Challenge - 'Christmas'
Fitztown Challenge Blog - 'Christmas using a digital element'

New Inky Impressions Challenges - Calendar


We've got a new challenge today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'calendar'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the projects from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I've made a little easel card calendar using a very cute did called 'Butterfly Lili' which you can find here in the Inky Impressions store.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
A Little Bit Crafty - 'anything goes but not Christmas'
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Winter Critters


For our new challenge today at Cardz 4 Guyz, we'd like to see 'winter critters'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a cute digi from Bugaboo called 'Little Penguin Winter - Skate' which you can find here on the Bugaboo website.

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

Crafty Cardmakers - 'Christmas'
Lacy Sunshine Challenge - 'Christmas joy'
Winter Wonderland - 'north or south pole'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas card'
Fitztown Challenge - 'Christmas using digital elements'
Just Inspirational Challenges - 'anything with wings'

Monday, 8 December 2014

New from Little Claire - Man of My Dreams


The Little Claire December club stamp set is called 'Man of My Dreams' and this is what is included in the set:


You can find the set here on the Little Claire website.

I made a wall hanging with the set - I've used two of the images with the matching sentiments and also the 'Dad' stamp from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here on the Little Claire website.

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

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'use a sentiment'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
The Ribbon Girl Blog - 'anything goes'
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
A Creative Romance - 'anything goes'

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything But a Card


It's time for our final Cutie Pie Challenge of the year and this time we're looking for 'anything but a card'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:


For my project I've made an A5 sized notebook using a spiral bound book I bought from Home Bargain.  I've used the very cute 'Peaches' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website.

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

Allsorts Challenge - 'animal magic'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes with spots and dots'
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 'anything goes'
A Little Bit Crafty - 'anything goes, not Christmas'
Animal Friends Challenge - 'anything goes with an animal'
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 7 December 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Candy Canes and/or Gingerbread


We've got a new challenge today at The Glory of Christmas Challenge and this time our theme is 'candy canes and/or gingerbread'.  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 'Ginger With Candy Cane' - you can find him here on their website.  The sentiment is one of my own - I wanted something which fitted in with the digi.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas cards'
Pile It On - 'anything goes Christmas/holidays'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/Christmas'

Saturday, 6 December 2014

New Pink Gem Challenge - Anything Christmas!


For our final challenge of the year at A Gem of a Challenge our theme is 'anything Christmas' - perfect for this time of year!  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've used one of my favourite Pink Gem Christmas digi stamps to make my card - this little guy is just so cute!  He is called 'Reindeer Josh' and you can find him here on the Pink Gem website. 

I've also used a sentiment from Pink Gem which is available here on the website.  I've used a mixture of papers from Dovecraft and DoCrafts.

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

Jingle Belles Rock - 'anything goes'
Pattie's Creations Challenge - 'Christmas cards'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'Christmas/holidays'
Hiding In My Craftroom - 'Christmas colours'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'anything goes'

New Crafty Calendar Challenge - White on White


It's our final challenge of the year on the Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'white on white'.  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 month is:


For my card I've used one of the latest digi stamp sets from Imagine That Digis by Kris - this one is called 'Christmas Horseshoe' and you can find it here on the website.  The sentiment is included with the main image - take a closer look to see what it actually says!!

I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder and then added some photo corners and lace, finishing the card with some pearls along the scallops on the bottom edge.

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

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - 'unusual Christmas'
Allsorts Challenge - 'animal magic'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'animals'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'holiday bingo' (embossing, die cuts, lace)
Animal Friends Challenge - 'anything goes with an animal'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - 'anything goes with embossing'

Friday, 5 December 2014

New Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours


The second challenge at A Crafty Mess has started this morning and our theme this time is 'anything goes/traditional Christmas colours'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this time are:


and


This is my first card for the challenge and for this one I've used 'Two Snowmen' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website.  I've used papers from Dovecraft and a peel off sentiment.

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

Completely Christmas - 'something beginning with S' (snowmen)
Crafts for Eternity - 'winter'
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - 'anything goes'
Fitztown Challenge Blog - 'digital with red and green'
Come and Get It Challenges - 'snow people'

New Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours


This is my second card for the new challenge at A Crafty Mess.  Our theme this time is 'anything goes/traditional Christmas colours'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this time are:


and


For this card I've used a digi from Stitchy Bear called '3 Wise Men Silhouette'.

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

Pattie's Creations Challenge - 'Christmas cards'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

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