Monday, 26 January 2015

Somebunny Loves You


There are lots of great new digi products on sale on the Pink Gem website - Janet has designed some really cute digi stamps and kits.

Today I'm sharing a card made with one of the new digi stamps - this is 'Somebunny Loves You' and it's available here on the Pink Gem website.  If you like this little bunny there's also a card topper digi kit here and a printable gift bag here.

I've used my new Memory Box stitched circle dies to die cut the image and also the kraft layer behind.  I've kept the card layout very simple with just some pink gems and die cut corners to finish it.

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

Pile It On Challenge - 'hearts and/or flowers'
We Do Doobadoo - 'romance'
Winter Wonderland - 'only one designer paper'
Time Out Challenges - 'valentines day/hearts'
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'anything goes/new stash'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 25 January 2015

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Spots and Stripes


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge - it was my turn to pick the theme and I chose 'spots and stripes'.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Marleigha's Reindeer' from Inky Impressions - you can find her here on the Inky Impressions website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've added a peel off sentiment and some Card Candi to finish the card.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes/Christmas card for a child'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/add layers'
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'opposites'
Cute Card Thursday - 'colourful'
Hiding In My Craftroom - 'any holiday'

Imagine That Digis - Weekly Inspiration


Here's my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis.  I'm a little bit later this week because we started our blog train on Friday - have a look at my post here for all the details and to download some free goodies!!

For this card I've used one of the latest digi stamps from Imagine That called 'Chloe's Heart Balloons' - you can find her here on the Imagine That website.  The sentiment I've used comes with the main images.

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

Wags'n'Whiskers - 'hearts'
Time Out Challenges - 'valentines day/hearts'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'have a heart'
Cute as a Button - 'romance'

Saturday, 24 January 2015

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - Image With Two or More People


This is my GDT card for the new challenge at My Time to Craft - this week we're asking you to use an 'image with two or more people'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Imagine That Digis called 'Wedding Day' - you can find it here on the Imagine That website.  The sentiment is part of the set.  The backing paper I've used is from Kanban and I've also added some silver nailhead gems.

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

Digi Choosday - 'love and romance'
Passion for Promarkers - 'new beginnings'
Get Creative Challenges - 'celebrate anything new'
Sentimental Sundays - 'new beginnings'
That Craft Place Challenge - 'love/valentine'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Ice Fishing


I recently spotted the progressive challenge on the Deedee's Digis blog and decided to have a go at entering.

The digi set for this month is called 'Ice Fishing' and it's available free from the Deedee's Digis website here (this is the link for EU residents).  It's such a cute digi and is only part of the free set you will receive - there are other images, sentiments and backing papers included.

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

Deedee's Digis - 'progressive challenge'
Winter Wonderland - 'only one designer paper'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/add layers'
Daring Cardmakers - 'you can keep your hat on'
Pattie's Creations Challenge - 'fun in the snow'
The Corrosive Challenge - 'winter blues'
Crafting for All Seasons - 'things with wings'

Friday, 23 January 2015

Imagine That Digis - Winter Arabesque Blog Train


In honour of Imagine That Digis by Kris' second anniversary, we invite you all to a special 'Blog Train of Freebies'!  Kris has hopped on board with Pixel Scrapper this month and made up ten 'Winter Arabesque' mini-kits which are perfect for digi-scrapping or for printing out and using in all your paper crafting projects.

Hop on board to collect them all and be inspired by our Design Team and if you're a member at Pixel Scrapper (it's free) you can grab all of their mini-kits as well.

Here's my project using the "Knit Sweater Papers" kit:


I've also used images and sentiment from the 'Eskimo Friends' kit which is here on the Imagine That Digis website.

and here is what I'm offering to you:



Make sure you complete the blog hop to pick up the downloads on offer from the rest of the Design Team and here are all the links you need:

Challenge Blog
Deanne
Lisa D
Lisa Lynn
Me < you are here
Tania
Edwina
Lynne
Silvi
Tonnie
Pixel Scrapper

I hope you'll join in with our celebrations and collect some great free goodies along the way!!

And if you would like to link up your creations made with the Winter Arabesque kits that would be great - we'd love to see what you've made!  I've added a linky tool below:




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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes/make it cute'
Great Impressions - 'snow friends'
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - 'winter bliss'
Creatalicious Challenge- 'winter'
Scribbles Designs Challenge - 'winter wonderland'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 22 January 2015

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends - Snowmen


This is my second GDT project for the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog - for the new challenge which has started today, the theme is 'snowman'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the images from the Little Claire 'Christmas Snowman' stamp set plus one of the sentiments that comes with the set - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  I've made a little rocker card using kraft paper, red gingham paper and a chain link peel off.

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

Completely Christmas - 'anything goes/make it cute'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'anything goes'
Crimbo Crackers - 'use kraft'
Simon Monday Challenge - 'winter stamping'

GDT Project for the CRAFT Challenge - Recycling


There's a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and as well as my usual DT creation, I've also made a second project as part of the Imagine That Digis Design Team.  You can find more details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The theme of the challenge is 'recycling' and Imagine That Digis are one of the sponsors:


I've recycled a brown carrier bag and added some Craft Creations script paper, doilies and pearls.  The digi I've used is 'Birds in Spring' which you can find here on the Imagine That website.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'pretty pearls'
Loves Rubber Stamps - 'the letter B - birds, bag, brown)
Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/flowers'
Allsorts Challenge - 'spring flowers'

New CRAFT Challenge - Recycling


We've got a new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog today and this week our theme is 'recycling'.  For all the details about the challenge have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


I've made a pen holder by recycling four empty Promarker boxes.  I simply fixed the four boxes together and then covered them in paper.  The digi I used is 'Cherry Blossom Cluster' from A Day for Daisies' - you can find it here on their website.

Here's a view of the top of the pen holder:


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

Not Just Cards - 'anything goes'
Fairytale Stampers - 'flowers'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/flowers'
In the Pink Challenge - 'pink and pearly'
Little Red Wagon - 'no words or text'

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Folds


We've got a new challenge on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'fold it' - for all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I've made a double dutch fold card using the 'Kitty With Bow' digi stamp which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website.

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

Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Eureka Stamps - 'the colour red'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's another 'anything goes' theme.  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 this week are:


and


For my card I've used a pre-coloured image from the Daydream Designs 'Birthday Hoot' set.  

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting For All Seasons - 'things with wings'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Masculine Birthday


We've got a new challenge today on the Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Blog and this week we're looking for cards with a 'masculine birthday' theme.  For all the details 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 a digi stamp called 'Across the Miles' from Sparkle'n'Sprinkle - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a Papermania Christmas pack but I thought it worked really well for a masculine card.

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

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - 'the letter B - boy, box, birthday, blue, brown'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we've got an 'anything goes theme'.  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 a stamp from Little Claire called 'DIY' - you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here on the website.  The 'wood' paper is from Craft Creations.

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

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'masculine'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'get in shape' (square, circle and rectangle)
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'

Make a Wish .....


Last night was the first meeting of the year of the stamping club I belong to and this is the card I took with me to put in the club birthday box.  

I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Dandelion Clock' and sentiment stamps from Clearly Besotted.  The paper is from my stash (a 12 by 12 sheet with no name on it) and I've added a doily, some pearls and gems.  I've used a circle die and also my corner punch on the paper.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'fantasy'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Stamping Sensations - 'dies and punches'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Monday, 19 January 2015

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes Part 1


We've got a 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 sponsors for this week's challenge are:


and


I've made two cards for the challenge.  For this first one I've used a digi from Crafty Sentiments Designs called 'Henry - Why Not' which you can find here on their website.

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

Seemacrafts - 'anything goes'
Scrapbooker PhD Challenge  - 'masculine birthday plus a die cut'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'colour it'
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'bingo' (die, free - sentiment, your favourite thing - Card Candi)

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes Part 2


Here's my second card for the new challenge on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - our theme is 'anything goes' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


For this card I've used a digi called 'Summer Holiday' from Dr Digi's House of Stamps - you can find it here on their website.  The background I've used is a page from an old road atlas.

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

Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'just for laughs'

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Birthday Surprise!


This is a card I made a few weeks ago for a challenge post which unfortunately didn't go ahead. As the sponsor of the challenge had provided the digi for me to use, I would still like to share the card.

I've used a digi from Sami Stamps called 'Birthday Surprise' and you can find it in the 'birthday and balloons' section of their website here.  I've used my Fiskars 'threading water' punch to create the little scalloped border section.

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

Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'colour it'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'birthday for a girl'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Simply Create Too - 'mother's day/for a female'

Saturday, 17 January 2015

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - Love is All Around


This is my second GDT card for My Time To Craft and this week the theme is 'love is all around'.  For all the details about the challenge and to see the cards from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the kit that was e-mailed to me earlier this month by Dreamees as part of my membership.  I've used the two papers from the download and also the uncoloured version of the hearts digi - I've coloured it with Promarkers.  The sentiment was also part of the download and I've die cut it with one of my X Cut label dies.

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

That Craft Place Challenge - 'monochromatic'
Sisterhood of Crafters - 'anything goes/new to you'
Inspiration Destintation - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's all new' (my digi kit)

New Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Card for a Boy


We've got a new Pink Gem challenge today on the Gem of a Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to make a 'birthday card for a boy'.  You can find more 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 'Andy with Skateboard' digi stamp which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The paper I've used is actually from a Dovecraft Christmas paper pack but I thought it was perfect for the digi and for a boy's card!  I've added some die cut corners and gems to finish the card.

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

I Love Promarkers - 'hobbies'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'it's a guy thing'
Creative Card Crew - 'for a child'
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'bingo' (die/punch, free (image), your favourite thing (kraft paper))
Scrapbooker PhD Challenge - 'masculine birthday plus die cut'

New Little Claire Blog Challenge - Bright and Beautiful


There's a brand new challenge on the Little Claire Blog today and this month our theme is 'bright and beautiful'.  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.

Here's the prize on offer to the lucky winner:


A great collection of goodies including stamps, die cut sheets and ribbons!

For my card I've used 'Tulip Bunny' which you can find here on the Little Claire website and also one of the stamps from the 'Postcard Sentiemnts' set which you can find here.  I've finished the card with Card Candi, gems and flowers.

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

Simply Create Too - 'mother's day/for a female'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'flowers'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'spring flowers'
Inspiration Destintation - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With The Times - 'die cuts or punches'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'

Friday, 16 January 2015

Imagine That Digis - Friday Inspiration


It's time for my weekly inspiration post for Imagine That Digis and this week I'm sharing a card made with one of the brand new sets Kris has released recently.

This little guy is 'Valentine Freddy' and you can find him here on the Imagine That website.  I've coloured him with Promarkers and added a tiny bit of Stickles on the heart on top of the chocolate box.  The little sentiment comes with Freddy.

The papers I've used are from the Valentines Digi Paper pack which is here on the website.

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

Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'
Art by Miran Challenge - 'anything goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'just for laughs'
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'anything new to you' (my digi)
Allsorts Challenge - 'new and cute' (my digi)

Little Claire Friday Blog Project - Football Hedgehogs


This week it's my turn share a Friday Project on the Little Claire Blog and I've made this very simple shaped card.  If you click here, you'll find a step by step photo tutorial to show you how to make it.

I've used the very cute 'Football Hedgehogs' which are here on the Little Claire website and one of the sentiments from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'hobbies'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'it's a guy thing'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Inky Impressions - January New Release


The Inky Impressions January release digi images and sentiments have just been added to the website.  There's a great range of designs - some really cute additions to the Inky Impressions range.

All of the images and sentiments can be found at the start of the digital stamps section here on the Inky Impressions website.

My card was made using one of the new release images called 'Lili Blowing Bubbles' which you can find here on the website.  I've also used some paper from an old Back to Basics pad and a Memory Box die plus some gems to finish the card.

You can see lots more cards made with this and the other new releases here on the Inky Impressions blog.

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

Creative Card Crew - 'for a child'
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - 'pink' (stash - background paper)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - 'anything goes/something new' (my digi)
Papertake Weekly - 'it's all new' (my digi)
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge - 'something old (paper), something new (digi)'
Moving Along With the Times - 'die cuts or punches'
CCC Digi Creations - 'digi/flowers'

New Sparkles Challenge - Raise a Glass to the New Year (Anything Drink Related)


We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'raise a glass to the New Year' - we're looking for anything drink related on your card.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


For my card, I've used the pre-coloured version of a digi stamp from Pink Gem called 'Keep Calm and Drink Tea' which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a magazine giveaway pack.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge - 'anything goes'

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 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 Scrapper's Delight called 'Penguin Willie's Gifts' which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from a magazine giveaway pack and the little poinsettia die cut is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Winter Wonderland - 'things with wings'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Give a Crafter a Cookie - 'inspiration photo'
Completely Christmas - 'anything goes/Christmas foliage'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Reminder


It's mid-month and time for our reminder about the 'anything goes' challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  You can find the original challenge post with all the details here and our reminder post is here.

Our sponsor is the wonderful:


For my card I've used one of the digis from the 'Winter Bears' mini set which is here on the Bugaboo website.  I bought the mini set with a voucher I received recently from a challenge win.  The paper I've used is from a magazine giveaway pack and I've also used a Memory Box star die.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'teddy bears'
Creative Inspirations - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's all new' (my digi)
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge - 'something old (paper), something new (digi)'
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'anything new to you' (my digi)
Allsorts Challenge - 'new and cute' (my digi)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's a nice easy one - our theme is 'anything goes'.  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 Deedee's Digis called 'Pocket Pal Teddy' which you can find here on their website.  The sentiment I've used comes with the main image as part of the set.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'teddy bears'
OLLCB - 'words to inspire'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'initial challenge' (p is for pocket, b is for blue)

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Something New


Today is the start of our first challenge of the New Year on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and our theme is 'something new'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used a digi called 'Sweet Sleep Boy' from Imagine That Digis which you can find here on their website.  The paper I've used is from the 'Sweet Pastels' digi paper pack which is here on the website.

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

Get Creative Challenge - 'celebrate something new'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'blue tones'
That's Crafty Challenge - 'blue is the colour'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'use the word new'
Papertake Weekly - 'it's all new'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'shiny and new'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Little Claire Digi Stamp Challenge - Open Theme


The first Digi Stamp Challenge has started today on the Little Claire Blog.  All the details are here and you'll also be able to see the great range of cards from the Design Team.

The prize on offer to the winner is their choice of TEN digi stamps from the Little Claire website!!

For my card I've used 'Digi Boat' which is here on the Little Claire website and also the 'Seascape Background Paper' which is available here.  I reduced the size of the digi background paper - you can do this by pasting it in to a Word document and reducing the size as you would any photo or picture - and layered with red and blue card.

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

Through the Crafty Room Door - 'anything goes'
Digi Choosday - 'birthdays'
Fitztown Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/use patterned paper'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'keep it simple'
I Love Promarkers - 'hobbies'

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Happy Birthday!


We're celebrating at Cardz 4 Guyz this week because it's our first birthday!!  So of course our theme for today's new challenge had to be 'happy birthday'.  You can find all the details plus the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used papers and a die cut from the Craftwork Cards 'Suits You Sir' pad which you can find here on their website.  The pad was a present from my very good friend Sylvia and it's a great mixture of patterned papers and die cuts.  I've used three of the papers on my card plus a die cut sentiment and layered it all with black paper.

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

Through the Crafty Room Door - 'anything goes'
Through the Purples Haze - 'anything new to you' (the kit I've used)
Crafty Boots Challenge - 'out with the old, in with the new'
Sisters of Craft Challenge - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'

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