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Monday, 10 August 2020

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Hip to Be Square

There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is hip to be square so we want to see your square cards.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
To make my card I used:

- Girl With Flower digi stamp from Lee Holland Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations
- scalloped stitched die from Stampin' Up
- circle sentiment from Craftwork Cards
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Saturday, 8 August 2020

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/No Stamp or Digi

We've got a new challenge today on  Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option of not using a stamp or digital image.

Head over to the challenge blog here for more details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

The prize on offer for this week's winner is:

Here's another view of my card:

To make my card I used a die from Stampin' Up called Blizzard Thinlit.  I die cut it from the centre of a card blank keeping the snowflakes that I cut to one side for later.

I added some vellum to the inside of the card so it shows through the die cut and then put pearls in the centre of the gaps where the snowflakes would have been.  Finally I add an outline sticker sentiment and some more gems.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge - snow is falling
Crimbo Crackers Challenge - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - use your favourite tool (Cuttlebug)

Friday, 7 August 2020

Happy Birthday Arty Divas Challenge - Special Bonus Challenge!

 At the Arty Divas Challenge Blog we are celebrating our first birthday!!

We have a special challenge running from today until 14 August and we'd like to see either birthday cards or tags.  Zowie is sponsoring the challenge with a special surprise present for the winner.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

To make my card I used:

- Cupcake digi stamp from Lauren C Waterworth available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper and card from Craft Creations

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything goes plus a sentiment

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Travel

There's a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge and this time we have a travel theme for you.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used a stamp set from Stampin' Up called On To Adventure.  I stamped two of the characters from the set and coloured them with Promarkers.

I used one of the sentiments from the set and a piece of patterned paper which is also from Stampin' Up.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - use your favourite tool (stamping platform)
I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Stampin Up Only Challenges - anything goes

New Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes/Citrus Colours



Today I'm sharing my first card as a member of the Design Team for the Creative Moments Design Team!!


A big thank you to the team for asking me to join you.

Today's challenge is anything goes with the option of using citrus colours.  Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

And we have a great sponsor for this challenge:


To make my card I used:

- Smile digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Craft Creations and Dovecraft
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Let's Craft and Create - anything goes/lots of layers

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

New Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

We've got two wonderful sponsors this week:


and


To make my card I used:

- Time to Read digi stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs
- background paper from K&Co
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

The Male Room Challenge - Our 7th Birthday


We've got a new challenge today on The Male Room Challenge Blog and this time we're celebrating our 7th birthday!


So for this challenge we'd like you to share a masculine birthday card and because it's our birthday we have some great prizes to be won!

Funky Fossil are offering a £25 credit to their store for the first randomly drawn winner and Jane who runs the challenge is offering  £15 credit to the second randomly drawn winner!

You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I used:

- Way to Goat stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Passion for Promarkers - for a male/boy
Stamping Sensations - make it masculine
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes with a critter

New Paper Funday Challenge - Anything Goes/Back to School


We've got a new challenge today on the Paper Funday Challenge Blog and this time it's anything goes with the optional theme of back to school.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

We also have a Design Team call running - this is a great team to be part of so it would be great to see you there!

Our sponsor for this month is the wonderful:


To make my card I've used:

- 4 Square Floral digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Stampers Delights Progressive Challenge - Second Card


This is my second DT card for this months Stampers Delights Progressive Challenge.


Take a look here to see my first card made with the Homemade digi stamp set.

For this second card I used the very cute Craft Buddies:


Head over to the Facebook Group here to find all the details about the Progressive Challenge and how you can join in.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

If you'd like to see more of Stampers Delights then here are some places you can visit:

Stampers Delights Shop - here
Monthly Challenge Blog - here
Facebook Page (including our Progressive Challenge) - here

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

Monday, 3 August 2020

New LeAnn's World 101 Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used:

- Beattle Bug digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - make it masculine
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes

New Artsystamper Challenge - Sentiment-al


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog and this time our theme is so sentimental.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I decided to use one of the sentiments from the new Artsy Sentiments Stamp Set:


You can find the set here in the Etsy shop.

I used one of the Happy Birthday sentiments over a paper design from the Tea Room Digital Paper Pack:


You can find the paper pack here in the Etsy shop.

I cut a panel of my paper and attached it to the right hand side of the card.

The flower on the left hand side of the card is pre-coloured and comes from the Vintage Roses and Birds Digital Stamp Set:


You can find this set here in the Etsy shop.

I die cut the rose image using a Stampin Up die and then used some scraps of the design from the Tea Room Paper Pack to cut two photo corners'.

Finally I layered the card with dark brown paper and added some paper dots to match the design.



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

CD Sunday Challenge - anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes

Sunday, 2 August 2020

All Dressed Up Stamps Free Digi Stamp from Kit and Clowder


Would you like to get hold of this very cute digi stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps completely free?!


Head over to the Kit and Clowder group here on Facebook and look in the Events section to find out how to get your digi stamp.

The image is called Sunflower and if you've missed the giveaway, you can find it here in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy shop.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs
- patterned paper from My Mind's Eye
- scalloped die from Stampin' Up

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

Watercooler Wednesday - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - girl power
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes

LeAnn's World 101 Progressive Challenge


Today I'm sharing my DT card for the Progressive Challenge in the LeAnn's World 101 Facebook Group.

We've reached Challenge 36 and this month's image is the very cute Brandie.

Head over to the Facebook Group here, go to the Photos section and look for the album for Challenge 36.

If you took part last month you can get Brandie free of charge.  If this is the first time you've taken part in the Progressive Challenge, you can find the image here and it's currently available at a reduced price,

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
 - patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and Dovecraft
- scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
Crafter's Castle Challenge - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

GDT Card for Sognando Scrap - Colours of Summer



I won one of the challenges recently at Sognando Scrap and was invited to be a GDT for the challenge which starts today.

The theme for the challenge is the colours of summer and you can read all about the challenge here.

The sponsor for the challenge is:



To make my card I used a 'scrappy strips' technique I learnt in one of my online Stampin' Up classes.

I used two different patterned paper and a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up.  You follow the same basic patterned with strips of paper cut at one inch so it's a great way of using up scraps!

Saturday, 1 August 2020

New Stampers Delights Progressive Challenge


The beginning of the month means a new Progressive Challenge in the Stampers Delights Fan Group on Facebook:


And this month there are two image sets available to everyone who took part in the July challenge.

First of all we have Homemade:


I'll be sharing a card made with the second image in the next few days.

Head over to the Facebook Group here to find all the details about the Challenge and how you can join in!

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the images
- papers from Dovecraft
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

If you'd like to see more of Stampers Delights then here are some places you can visit:

Stampers Delights Shop - here
Monthly Challenge Blog - here
Facebook Page (including our Progressive Challenge) - here

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - make it masculine

New SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge - No Rules



There's a new challenge today on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month there are no rules so you can make whatever you want!

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

To make my card I've used:

- Poppy Field digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Tuesday Throwdown - favourite embellishments (gems)

New All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Challenge - Fur, Feather and Wings



There's a new challenge today in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group and this month our theme is fur, feather and wings.  Remember you also need to use an All Dressed Up Stamps image.

Head over to the Facebook Group here and look for the photo album for the challenge.

To make my card I used:

- Christmas Robins digi stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from First Edition
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown - favourite embellishments (gems)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - things with wings and a sentiment

New Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Embossing


As always it's anything goes at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog but with the option for you to use embossing on your creations.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used a Stampin' Up floral embossing folder on pearl purple card.  I trimmed the embossed panel down and added some pearls to the middles of the flower.

My sentiment is also from Stampin' Up as is the die that I've used to die cut it.

New Love to Scrap Challenge - For the Kids


There's a new challenge today on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and this month we want to your creations for the kids.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Epic Celebrations stamp set from Stampin' Up
- card from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations

New Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and, as always, it's anything Christmas goes.

Head over to the challenge blog here to see the projects from the rest of the Design Team.

I'm sharing a little treat box I've made using a printable from Lauren C Waterworth.  You can find it here in her Etsy shop.

It's pre-coloured and you simply print it out onto card.  I cut round it and then scored all the dotted lines on my score board before folding them with a bone folder.

I stuck the little house together and then added some gems, glitter glue to the snow and ribbon along the roof.

Here are some more views of the box:




It would be perfect for sweets or chocolates or you could even print out multiple houses and use them as an Advent calendar.

New Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog and our theme, as always, is anything goes.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see cards from the rest of the Design Team.

I'm sharing a card I made recently for one of The Card Hut TV shows on Create and Craft.  

This set is called Autumn Leaf Fairy and it's available here as part of the Seasonal Fairy Stamp Bundle designed by Linda Ravenscroft.

I created the background by stamping one of the leaves from the set and then coloured the main image with Promarkers,

New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - From Our House to Yours



We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog and this month our theme is from our house to yours.  

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used one of the dies from the Stampin' Up Hometown Greetings Edgelits die set.

I used a word background paper from Craft Creations and a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up.

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

Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas in July
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - anything goes

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Include a Reindeer



We've got a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to include a reindeer.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

The prize on offer for the winner of this week's challenge is:


To make my card I've used a topper and paper from an old issue of Making Cards magazine layered with red paper and a sentiment from Craft Creations.

New Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge - Use Fall/Autumn Colours



There's a new challenge today on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge Blog and this time we want you to use fall or autumn colours on your creations.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

To make my card I used:

- sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up
- card and paper from Craft Creations

GDT Card for Your Scrapbook Place Challenge - Anything Goes



Today I'm sharing my first GDT card for August for the challenge at Your Scrapbook Place.  

We've got an anything goes theme this month.  Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor for this month is:


To make my card I used:

- Gina Cupcake digi stamp from Moonflower Digistamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers and card from Craft Creations
- sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards

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