Saturday, 28 March 2015

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - Easter Animals


Today I'm sharing my final GDT card for My Time to Craft - the last three months have gone so quickly!  A big thank you to the team for asking me to join you - I've really enjoyed it!

The theme for this week's challenge is 'Easter Animals' - for all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from Imagine That Digis called 'Egg Bunny' - you can find it here on the Imagine That website.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad.

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

Kitty Bee Designs - 'Easter'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'Happy Easter'
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Easter'
Give a Crafter a Cookie - 'inspiration photo'
I Love Promarkers - 'Easter/springtime'
Creative Inspirations -'feathered friends/animals'
Allsorts Challenge - 'feature a creature'

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Easter


We've got a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'Easter'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a stamp from Woodware called 'Little Chick'.  I've paper pieced the chick's egg to match the backing paper I've used and the little 'Easter Greetings' stamp come with the 'Little Chick' stamp.

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

Crafts 4 Eternity - 'Easter'
Cute Card Thursday - 'Easter'
I Love Promarkers - 'Easter/springtime'
Kitty Bee Designs - 'Easter'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'Happy Easter'
Allsorts Challenge - 'feature a creature'

Friday, 27 March 2015

Happy Birthday


Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made recently using a Memory Box die.  

I've kept the card very simple because I wanted to focus on the die cut.  I've layered it with red and white card and gingham and kraft paper and then just added two Card Candi to finish the card.

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

Simply Create Too - 'anything goes'
Seize the Birthday - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'sentiment as a focal point'
Simply Papercraft - 'anything goes'
Get Creative Challenges - 'use a die cut'

Free Stamp from Little Claire - a Special Birthday Offer!


There's a very special offer on the Little Claire website tomorrow to celebrate Steve's big birthday.  He keeps telling everyone he's 25 but in fact he's celebrating the big 50!

Because he insists he is still 25, there's 25% discount off all online purchases made tomorrow, Saturday 28 March and for club members it's even better - they get 35% off!

Plus everyone who takes up the offer will also receive this free stamp!

Definitely a great opportunity for some retail therapy - have a look here on the website to see what's on offer and grab some bargains!!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

GDT for 4 Crafty Chicks - Humour


This is my final GDT card for the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - a big thank you to the ladies for asking me to join you over the past month!  The theme for this week is 'humour' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

As soon as I saw the 'humour' theme, I thought of Dr Digi's House of Stamps and this digi which I used recently to make a bathroom door sign.  It's called 'Bath Time Deirdery' - you can find her here on the Dr Digi website.  

I've kept the rest of the card very simple, colouring the image with Promarkers, and have just added a computer generated sentiment.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'make your mark'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'

New CRAFT Challenge - Inspired by a Film


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week we're looking for cards 'inspired by a movie'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


My film inspiration is the wonderful 'Pretty Woman' and I've used a digi from Karleigh Sue called 'Pampered' which you can find here in her Etsy shop.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad.

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

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 'anything goes'
Karleigh Sue Challenge - 'use pastel colours'
Polkadoodles - 'birthdays'
Addicted to Stamps and More - 'make your mark' (Promarkers)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Boys and Girls Come Out to Play


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'boys and girls come out to play'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week:


and


For my card I've used a digi from Lacy Sunshine called 'Rory - What a Great Life' - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Polkadoodles - 'birthdays'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - 'birthday/polka dots'

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky 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 sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi called 'Christmas Tree Row' from Bugaboo - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is a mixture of Bebunny and Dovecraft and the little sentiment (which doesn't show up properly on the photo) is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sister Act Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Digi Choosday - 'lots of layers'

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Transport


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'transport'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi from the Imagine That Digis 'Airplane' set which you can find here on the Imagine That website.  I've die cut the image and also used a scalloped die.  The sentiment is a peel off.

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

Get Creative Challenges - 'must have a die cut'
Come and Get It Challenge - 'things with wings'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'a cut above'

March Flowers Stamp Set from Little Claire


Another clean and simple card today using a Little Claire stamp.  This is one of the stamps from the 'March Flowers' stamp set which you can find here - the sentiment is part of the same set.  

I've also used paper from the Mini Ombre Paper Pack which is here - the papers work beautifully with any silhouette designs and stamp really well,

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/use purple'
Paradise of Stamps - 'clean and simple'
Through the Purple Haze - 'anything goes'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Monday, 23 March 2015

Deedee's Digis March Digi of the Month Challenge


This month's Digi of the Month at Deedee's Digis is the very cute 'Right on Track' set.  Anyone who joined in with the challenge last month will have received the set free but it's also available to buy here on the Deedee's Digis website.

The set includes an engine and different carriages plus various sentiments.  I've used the engine and the Easter Egg carriage, merging them together in Word.  The sentiment I've used is also part of the set.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/add some hearts'
Simply Create Too - 'Easter or bunnies'
Crafty Gals Corner - 'hippity hop/Easter'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'Pinterest inspiration'

New from Little Claire - Dinkie Teapots


This is a card made using one of the new Dinkie stamps from Little Claire - this one is called 'Dinkie Teapots' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.

I've made an easel card using the teapots image which I've stamped twice.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Scottie Dogs' stamp set which is here.

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

One Crazy Stamper - 'anything goes'
Creative Knockouts - 'shaped cards'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 22 March 2015

New Glory of Christmas Challenge - Christmas Tree


We've got a new challenge today on The Glory of Christmas Challenge and this time our theme is 'Christmas Tree'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

I've tried something a little bit different for my card and although it hasn't quite worked out as I wanted it, I'm still pleased with the result!  I've used a Memory Box die to cut the two groups of trees and inlaid the die cut pieces back in to the frames.  The 'sky' is patterned paper and the 'snow' on the ground is torn white paper.  The sentiment is an old one from Hero Arts.

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

Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
52 CCT - 'silent night'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'f is for frosty'

Saturday, 21 March 2015

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - Silhouette Image


This is my GDT card for today's new challenge on the My Time to Craft Challenge.  We're asking you to make a card using a 'silhouette image' - it can be stamped or die cut.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used my favourite of the Little Claire silhouette stamps - this one is called 'Silhouette Elephants' and you can find it here on the Little Claire website.  The paper I've stamped my image on to is also from Little Claire - it's part of the 'Ombre Paper Pack' which you can find here.  Finally I've used one of the sentiments from the 'March Flowers' stamp set which is here.

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

Paradise of Stamps - 'clean and simple'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Time Out Challenges - 'black and white with a splash of colour'
Cards and More Challenge - 'monochromatic'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'

Friday, 20 March 2015

New Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge - Dies to Die For


We've got a new challenge today at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and this week our theme is 'dies to die for'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a stamp from Dreamees called 'Jingle Bells' which you can find here on their website.  I've die cut it with a stitched circle die and then matted this on to a scalloped pale blue die cut.  The snowflakes are also die cut and I've added some Card Candi and gems to finish the card.

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

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/make it square'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'f is for frosty'
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - 'blue Christmas'

New from Imagine That Digis - Koalas


Brand new from Imagine That Digis by Kris is the gorgeous 'Koalas' set - you can find the set here on the Imagine That website.  It's a really cute set with two koala designs plus some great sentiments:


I've used one of the digi stamps from the set plus one of the sentiments.  The paper I've used is from the new 'Koala Love' digi paper pack which is here.

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

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/make it square'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 19 March 2015

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends - Easter


It's hard to believe that this is my final GDT card for Hanna and Friends!  A big thank you to the team for having me as a GDT member for the last three months - I've really enjoyed it.

This week's theme is 'Easter' and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The challenge is sponsored by:



For my card I've used the very cute 'Egg Chick' from Imagine That Digis - you can find it here on their website.  The paper I've used is included in the set with the digi stamp.

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

Cute Card Thursday - 'spring fever'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'spring Pinterest inspiration'
Creative Card Crew - 'Easter critters'
Papertake Weekly - 'happy anything'
Crafty Gal's Corner Challenges - 'hippity hop (Easter themed)'

GDT Card for 4 Crafty Chicks - Inspiration Photo


This is my GDT card for this week's new 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge and this time there's an inspiration photo as a challenge prompt:


All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

When I looked at the photo, I saw the kitten and the pink colour at the front of the picture so those are the two elements I used.  I've used the 'Kitty With Bow' digi stamp from Inky Impressions which is here on their website and paper from a Papermania pad.

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

In the Pink Challenge - 'lots of layers'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'use a two word sentiment'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Corrosive Challenge - 'our animal friends'

New CRAFT Challenge - Mother's Day/Female


We've got a new challenge today on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'mother's day/female'.  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 stamp from Little Miss Muffet called 'Kiki Bloom' - you can find it here on their website.

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

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'our animal friends'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

New Penny's Challenge - Your Favourite Embellishments


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week we're asking you to 'use your favourite embellishments'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


For my card I've used one of the new digis from Pink Gem called 'Chloe With Lambs' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  My favourite embellishments are Card Candi and gems.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'check it out'
Fan-tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/make it square'
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Ladybirds Creations - 'anything goes'

New Inky Impressions Challenge - Pastel Colours


We've got a new challenge today on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for 'pastel colours'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used 'Easter Bunny Monkey' which you can find here on the Inky Impressions website and also the first part of the 'Wonderful Easter' digi stamp which you can find here.  I've used the rest of the sentiment stamp inside the card.

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

Crafting for All Seasons - 'pastel hues'
Clear It Out Challenge Challenge - 'Easter/pastel things'
Creative Card Crew - 'Easter critters'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'
Simply Create Too - 'Easter or bunnies'
Animal Friends - 'Easter'

New Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Buttons and Bows


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

For my card I've used a Hobby House topper from the Elisabeth Bell 'Summertime' sheet.  The paper I've used is from a First Edition pad.  My buttons are the centres of the two flowers.

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

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Papertake Weekly - 'happy anything'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'buttons or bows'
Crafty Catz - 'buttons and bows' 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Clean and Simple


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'clean and simple'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used  'Man Squares' from Little Card - I've used three of the squares from the set plus a sentiment to make the card.  You can find the digi of the design here on the website.

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

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Stamping Sensations - 'one for the guys'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'two word sentiments'
Through the Craft Room Door - 'anything goes'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - 'anything goes/make it square'

GDT Card for Ooh La La Creations - She's in Fashion


This is my second GDT card for Ooh La La Creations - yesterday's new challenge was 'she's infashion' and you can find all the details about the challenge here on the blog.

I've used papers and a topper from the 'All Dressed Up' CD which is available in the Ooh La La shop here.  I've added my own sentiment.

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

Through the Purple Haze - 'for mum/any lady in your life'

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started yesterday 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 sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi from Ppinky Dolls called 'Owl' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'bingo' (die, image, gems)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'things that fly'
Creative Ladybirds Creations - 'anything goes'
Pile It On Challenge - 'use three of something '(gems)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Inky Impressions - March's New Release!


There are some great new release digi images and sentiments on the Inky Impressions website today.  

To make my card, I've worked with one of the new background digis called 'Carrot Patch' which you can find here on the website and also one of the new digi images 'Bunny Ears Lili' which you can find here.  I merged the two together and then used my Promarkers to colour them.

On the inside of my card I've used one of the new sentiments called 'Happy Easter Car Circle Sentiment' which you can find here on the website.


There's lots more inspiration from the Design Team here on the Inky Impressions blog so make sure you take a look to see the rest of the new releases here and all the gorgeous inspiration too!

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

Simply Create Too - 'Easter or bunnies'
Stampavie and More - 'Easter'
Wags'n'Whiskers - 'ready for spring'

New Sparkles Challenge - Teddy Bears


We've got a new challenge today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'teddy bears',  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:


and


For my card I've used a stamp from Penny Black called 'Daisy Chain'.

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

Creaalicious Challenges - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'shaped cards'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Mid-Challenge Reminder


As we're now half way through March, it's time for our mid-challenge reminder post on Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  The theme is 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas.

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

For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo called 'Plush Reindeer' - you can find him here on their website.  I used some washi tape above and below the image and also added some red gems.

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

Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'cute critters'
Crimbo Crackers - 'no printed paper'
Pile It On Challenge - 'use 3 of something' (3 red gems)
The Corrosive Challenge - 'our animal friends'
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - 'anything goes/use spots and/or stripes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'

Saturday, 14 March 2015

GDT Card for My Time to Craft - For a Special Lady


This is my GDT card for today's new My Time to Craft Challenge - the theme is 'for a special lady'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the images from the Little Claire 'Scottie Dogs' stamp set which is here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from the Little Claire 'Dictionary Definitions' set which is here.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'for a special lady'
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge - 'for a special woman'
In the Pink Challenge - 'for a special lady'
Papertake Weekly - 'mum's the word'
Scrap and Craft Inspiration - 'mother's day'

New Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Spring is in the Air


There's a new challenge today on the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog and this time 'spring is in the air'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the images and one of the sentiments from the 'March Flowers' stamp set from Little Claire which is here on the challenge blog.

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

Craft Your Passion Challenge - 'anything goes'
Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'
Fairytale Challenge Blog - 'flower power'

New Pink Gem Challenge - Pretty in Pink


There's a new challenge today on A Gem of a Challenge and this time our theme is 'pretty in pink'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card, I've used the very cute 'Maisy With Roses' which is one of the newest digi stamps from Pink Gem - you can find it here on the Pink Gem website.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'
Little Red Wagon - 'cute, cute, cute'
Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Little Claire Challenge - Springtime


There's a new challenge today on the Little Claire Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'springtime'.  For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the winner is:



A £20 voucher to spend with Little Claire!

For my card I've used the lovely 'You're So Tweet' which you can find here on the Little Claire website and one of the sentiments from the 'March Flowers' set which is here.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - 'anything goes/spots and/or stripes'
That's Crafty Challenge - 'wings and things'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'things that fly'
Get Creative Challenge - 'must have green in it'
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge - 'ready for spring'
Creative Moments Challenge - 'anything goes/spring greens'
Fitztown Challenge - use green'

New from Imagine That Digis - Pandas Mini Kit


This 'Pandas' mini kit has just been added to the Imagine That website and it's so cute!

Here's what you get in the kit:


And you can find the set here on the Imagine That website,

I've used the pre-coloured version of the digi - I just couldn't resist the great 'fuzzy' effect Kris has got on the panda.

For more Imagine That inspiration, have a look here on the blog.

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

Cute Card Thursday - 'celebrate'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Party Time Tuesdays - 'anything goes'

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