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Monday, 28 July 2014

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - 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 on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for the challenge are Whoopsi Daisy and 2 Cute Ink.

For my card I've used 'Primrose Kitty' from 2 Cute Ink - you can find the digi here in their Etsy shop.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

New Squirrel and the Fox Challenge Blog - Inspired by a Song or Movie


Our new challenge today on the Squirrel and the Fox Challenge blog is 'inspired by a song or movie'.  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 challenge is:


For my card I've used the 'Freedom' stamp set from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  I've also used the 'Heart of Hearts' die from Memory Box.

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

Avenue 613 - 'anything goes - option of use a sentiment'
Treasured Times Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafting at the Weekend - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'die cuts/punches'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Friday, 25 July 2014

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Make a Gift Set


Our new challenge today on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge blog is to 'make a complete gift set'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


My gift set is made up of a gift voucher wallet, a card and a tag.  I've used the 'Christmas Geese' stamp set from Little Claire to make the items - you can find the stamps here on their website.

Here's a closer view of the gift voucher wallet:


and the card:


and finally the tag:


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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Cute Card Thursday - 'for the birds'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'Christmas in July'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's a jolly holiday'

Weekly Imagine That Inspiration Post


This is my GDT card for this week's Friday Inspiration Post over on the Imagine That blog.  I've decided to go with a masculine card this week and I've used the 'Fishing Bear' digi set which you can find here on the Imagine That website.


I've also used one of the papers from 'Rainbow Dots Digi Papers' pack which is here.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Fab'n'Funky Challenges - 'walk on the wild side'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'hand coloured image'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspiration Photo


For our new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog today we've got an inspiration photo for you:


You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog and you'll also be able to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


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For my card I've used a digi from Wags'n'Whiskers called 'Travelling Buddies' - you can find it here.  For my background I've used part of a page from an old map book and the sentiment is an PSX stamp that I've had for years.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'hand coloured image'
Passion for Promarkers - 'summer lovin'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's a jolly holiday'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'summer holidays'

New Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafty Girls Challenge Blog 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 on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


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For my card I've used a digi from StampArt Design called 'Sophie' - you can find her here on the Whimsy website.  I've also used a die from Memory Box.

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

Milk Coffee Challenge - 'birthdays'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'die cuts/punches'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'hand coloured image'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Digi Makeover Challenge - 'die cuts/punches'

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New Nutcrafters Challenge - Summer Celebrations


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - our theme is 'summer celebrations' so we want to see summery images, themes and colours.  You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the beach hut digi from the 'Sailor Boy' set which is available here on the Nutcrafters website.

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - On the Beach


There's a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'on the beach'.  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 'Beach Fence' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.




New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


This is the first of my two cards for this week's new Penny's challenge - our theme 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 on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this week are:


and


For my card I've used 'Garden Gal' from Bugaboo which you can find here on their website.




Second Card for the New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


This is my second card for the new Penny's Challenge - our theme 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 on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Stitchy Bear.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Sketch


Today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog we've got a sketch for you to follow:


For all the details of the challenge and to see the inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Silhouette Boat' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  I've layered it with papers from Craft Creations and some dark brown paper and added some Promarkers coloured with my Caramel Promarker.  I've used an old brown ink pad to ink all the paper edges - doesn't show up too well on the photo unfortunately but it is there.

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

Love to Scrap - 'scheme crafters' (monochrome colour scheme)
Eureka Stamps - 'monochrome'
Through the Purple Haze - 'distress those makes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Monday, 21 July 2014

New Cutie Pies Challenge - Love and Marriage


The theme for our new challenge on The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge today is 'love and marriage'.  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 challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used a stamp called 'Love Me Do' from Whimsy Stamps.  The paper I've used is from Kanban and I also used some acetate on the front of the card with silver peel off heart strips.  The sentiment I've used is from a Little Claire stamp set called 'Swirly Birds' which is here.

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

That Craft Place Blog - 'anything goes'
Wag'n'Whiskers - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Charisma Cardz - 'anything goes'
My Heart Pieces - 'wedding or anniversary'

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Case Your Favourite


Our challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to 'case your favourite'.  I've never cased a card before and had to do a quick internet search to find out what I needed to do!  The definition I found was 'copy and share' so that's what I've gone with!!

You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.  We're sponsored this week by:


And the card I've cased was created by one of my CSAYL design team mates, Jenny and here it is:


I've used one of the digis from the Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons 'Let It Snow' digi set which is here on their website.

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up
Lexi's Creations - 'Christmas in July'
The Corrosive Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Graph'It Colouring Challenge - 'Christmas colours'

Sunday, 20 July 2014

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Sketch


Today on The Glory of Christmas challenge blog we've got a sketch for you:


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 'We Three Cats' from Little Claire which you can find here on their website.  It took a bit of fiddling about with magic tape to stamp the three cats separately (they're close together on the stamp itself) so I could use one of the circle dies to cut them out!

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

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
The Corrosive Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Hambo Hoedown - 'Christmas in July'
Hobbybook Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Christmas in July'

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Let It Snow from Crafty Sentiments Designs


The current challenge from Crafty Sentiments Designs is 'Christmas in July' and they've given away a free digi called 'Let It Snow' for people to enter the challenge.  Here's my card made with the freebie - it's a really cute image.

I've followed the sketch at Completely Christmas and used paper and a stamped sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

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

Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Christmas in July'
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - '12 months of Christmas link up'
Winter Wonderland - 'blue Christmas'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'non-traditional Christmas colours'
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Passion for Promarkers - 'Christmas in July'

Friday, 18 July 2014

New Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace


It's the start of a new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog today and our theme is 'l is for lace'.  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 'Dinkies Spiky Flower' stamp from Little Claire which you can find here on their website and also papers from the 'Back to Basics Monochromatic' pack which is here.  The sentiment I've used is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'spots and dots'
Creative Knockouts - 'friendship'
Crafting by Designs - 'use a sentiment'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'anything goes'
Pile It On - 'monochromatic'

Weekly Imagine That Inspiration Post


I'm really enjoying my time as a summer guest designer for Imagine That! digis.  This is my card for the regular Friday inspiration post and I've used a digi set called 'Airplanes' which you can find here on the website.  There's lots of elements in the set:


I've used the main plane image and one of the sentiments for my card.  I cut round the plane and then used a strip of acetate to attach it to the strut across the card - I've not tried this before but I was pleased with the result!

Make sure you have a look here at the inspiration post to see the wonderful creations from everyone else too.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'spots and dots'
Simply Create Too - 'for a child'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/option of shaped card'
Crafting by Designs - 'use a sentiment'
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'for the boys'
A Girl Who Crafts - 'anything goes'
Crafts and Me Challenge - 'add wings'

Thursday, 17 July 2014

New CRAFT Challenge - Christmas


We've got a new challenge for you today on the CRAFT challenge blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

This week we are sponsored by:


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For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Polar Bear' - you can find it here on their website.  I've embossed the background with a Crafts Too embossing folder.

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'
Stampavie and More - 'animals'
Without Words - 'cute and fluffly'
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - 'spots or dots'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'CAS'
Catch the Bug - 'anything goes'
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Little Claire Book Owl Outline Sticker Card


This is a card I designed a while back for one of my Little Claire classes.  I'm sure the card shape has an official name - it's a bit like an upside down easel card!

I used the 'Book Owl' outline stickers sheet which you can find here on the Little Claire website - the words I've used are from the same sheet.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - 'spots or dots'
Avenue 613 - 'anything goes with option of a shaped card'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes'
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - 'for the birds'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got another 'anything goes' challenge for today at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Sparkle'n'Sprinkle called 'A Winter Wonderland' 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'
Winter Wonderland - '3 of 3' (3 word sentiment and 3 gems)
Tis' The Season - 'inspiration photo'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes'
Divas by Design - 'Christmas in July'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafting By Designs - 'use a sentiment'

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder - Christmas in July


There is still time to enter our current challenge on the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - our theme is 'Christmas in July'.  You can find all the details here in the original post and see more inspiration from the Design Team here.

For my card I've used the wonderful 'Jingle Bell Rock' which you can find here on the Nutcrafters website.

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'
The Stamping Chef Challenge - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap - 'anything goes'
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge - 'make it Christmas or make a splash'
Crafty Boots Challenges - 'Christmas in July'
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - At the Beach



We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'at the beach'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the new 'Beach Hut' digi stamp from Pink Gem which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from an old Pink Cat Studio stamp set.

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

Tuesday Throwdown - 'take us on a vacation'
Creative Card Crew - 'sea/beach'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Crafty Little Fairies - summer fun'
Time Out Challenges - 'fun in the sun'

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