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Sunday, 7 August 2022

Arty Divas 3rd Birthday Bonus Challenge

 


It's our birthday month at the Arty Divas Challenge Blog and we are 3 years old!


To celebrate we are having a special birthday challenge - all you have to do is to make a birthday themed creation and link it up in the normal way.  As it's a special challenge, we're limiting it to one entry per person.

Head over to the challenge blog here for more details and links to the rest of the Design Team

Each of the Design Team received a collage sheet from the wonderful Lilli Rain Designs to make a card and here's mine for you to save and keep:


Don't forget to visit all the other Design Team members so you can can get their collage sheets too!

To make my card I added some Mossy Meadow card from Stampin' Up and some patterned paper from Craft Creations.

Friday, 5 August 2022

GDT Card for Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges - Summertime Buzz

 


I'm back today with another GDT card for the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge and this time our theme is:


And we are sponsored by:


To make my card I used:

- Honeybees digi stamp set from Leigh SB Designs available here
- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Festive Friday Challenge - Christmas/Flowers/Sunny Days or Animals

 


Today I'm sharing my first DT card for the Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge.

The Outlawz Challenges recently moved from the Ning platform to Blogger and you can find the main challenge blog here - it will give you all the details about the various challenges.

Our first challenge has four themes - Christmas, flowers, sunny days or animals and you can pick any or all of these for your creatioins.

Our sponsor is for this challenge is:


To make my card I've used:

- Let Us Adore Him digi stamp set from Angie Blom Digital Designs available here
- Promarkers
- stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from my stash
- card and paper from Craft Creations

Thursday, 4 August 2022

New Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Flowers


There's a new challenge today on the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is:


I've used stamps and paper from Stampin' Up to make my card.

New Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summer Plus a Sentiment

 


We're back today on the Aud Sentiments Challenge with a new challenge and this time it's a summer theme plus a sentiment.

For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


To make my card I used:

- Tori Triple Scoop digi stamp from Digi Doodle Studios available here
- Promarkers
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- stitched die from Stampin' Up
- patterned papers from Darice
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - sweet summer treats
Unicorn Challenge Blog - summer time




Wednesday, 3 August 2022

New Paper Funday Challenge - Anything Goes/Friendship

 


We're back today with a new challenge on The Paper Funday Challenge Blog and this time it's anything goes with the optional twist of friendship.

For all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

We have two great sponsors this month:


and


To make my card I used:

- Emma and Rosey digi stamp from Fred She Said Designs available here
- Promarkers
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- scalloped stitched die from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Passion for Markers - dies and/or punches

Monday, 1 August 2022

New All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group Challenge - Be Square

 


There's a new challenge today in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group and this month our theme is 'be square'.

Don't forget that to enter the challenge you must follow the theme and you must use an All Dressed Up image.

To find our more about the challenge and link up your cards, head over to the Facebook Group here and look for the Media section.  There's an album of Design Team inspiration cards and an album for everyone to link up their cards.

I've made a clean and simple card using the 'And Relax' digi stamp which is available here.

I used my Promarkers to colour the image and then die cut the image using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used the next die up in the set to cut a pink layer.

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

Creative Knockouts - anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - anything goes

New Cute as a Button Challenge - Anything Goes/Feeling Distressed

 


We're back today on the Cute as a Button Challenge Blog with a new challenge.  

This month it's anything goes with the optional theme of 'feeling distressed' - include some distressed paper in your creation.

Have a look here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.


And don't forget to join our Facebook Group for lots more inspiration - you can find it here.

We also have an Inspiration Showcase here.

To make my card I used:

- Shell Mermaid digi stamp from Cute as a Button available here
- Promarkers
- stitched die from Stampin' Up
- papers from The Paper Cellar
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

GDT Card for Critter Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes With a Featured Critter

 


After winning one of the recent challenges on the Critter Crazy Challenge Blog I was invited to be a Guest Designer with them for this month's challenge:


Thank you ladies!  I love making cards featuring animals so I'm excited to be joining you for the August challenge.

All challenges are 'anything goes with a featured critter' - all the rules are on the blog here but basically it means that animals must be the focus of your card.

There's more information about this month's challenge here plus lots of information from the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- This Birthday Piggy stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Craft Creations
- washi tape
- pink Bazzill card stock
- Card Candi from Craftwork Cards
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

New Inspiration Station Challenge - Animal Kingdom

 


We're back today with a new challenge on the Inspiration Station Challenge Blog - the idea behind the challenge is that we give you a photo and you make something inspired by the photo AND tell us how you were inspired.

Here is the photo for this challenge:


For more details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:



I decided to keep it simple this time and just go with the animal inspiration from the photo.

To make my card I used:

- digi stamp from Conie Fong Art and Design available here
- Promarkers
- stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- sentiment stamps from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations


New Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes

 


There's a new challenge today on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


To make my card I used:

- Peony in a Jar digi stamp from Fred She Said available here
- Promakers
- stitched die from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- card from Craft Creations

New Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

 


We're back today with a new 'anything goes' challenge on Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge Blog and we have also have some great new releases for you this month!

Our challenges are always 'anything goes' and you can find all the details about today's new challenge here on the challenge blog.

This month's new releases are:


and 


To make my card I used the group of three angels from the Angels Heard on High set.

I also used:

- Promarkers
- stitched die from Stampin' Up
- card and paper from Craft Creations

And we also have a special sale too:


All the details are here.

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

A Place to Start - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas in July

New Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge - Reindeer or Deer

 


We're back today on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge and this month we want to see reindeer or deer on your projects.  Here is this month's cake inspiration photo:


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

And here's another view of my card:



My card is also my first card as a full time DT member for Last Minute Manda.  Here's what I used to make my card:

- Reindeer Flight School digi stamps from Last Minute Manda available here
- Promarkers
- Spellbinders die
- card and paper from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up

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

Crafty Animals Challenge - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas in July

New Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

 


The start of  August means a new challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - it's always anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper on your creation.

For all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing a 'thank you' card which I made recently.

I used a Stampin' Up die cut twice and then glued together to give a bolder sentiment.

The patterned paper is also from Stampin' Up and I layered it with some gold sparkle and blue card from my stash.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

New A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

 


There's a new challenge today on the A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

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

Our sponsor this month is:

CRAFTS U PRINT

To make my card I used:

- Santa Swing Doodles digi stamp available from Crafts U Print here
- Promarkers
- stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- patterned papers from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Make the Cards Challenge - Use a Black Cardstock Background

 


There's a new challenge today on the Make the Cards Challenge and this time our theme is:


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

Here's another view of my card:


To make my card I used a piece of black card stock and the Pierced Blooms dies from Stampin' Up with some scraps of white card.

The die cut 'celebrate' is from Stamping Bella and I finished the larger flowers with some black sparkle self adhesive dots.

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Reminder - Patterned Paper

 


We've reached the midway point in our current challenge on the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Blog:


You can find the post from the start of the challenge here and the reminder post here.

To make my card I've used a new stamp set from Stampin' Up called 'Jingle Jingle Jingle'.

I used some scraps of Stampin' Up papers to make my background and then die cut a scalloped stitched panel to go on top.  

I stamped the 'tis the season' in Mossy Meadow and die cut it with a banner die and then stamped the 'jolly' underneath in black ink.  Then I stamped the 'jolly' again on patterned paper, cut the letters out and stuck them onto the die cut panel.

I finished the panel with some Card Candy.

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

NBUS - this is a brand new stamp set
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for new

Monday, 25 July 2022

New Use Your Stuff Challenge - Sunshine

 


We're back today on the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog with another great challenge and this time our theme is 'sunshine'.

For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of my GDT cards for Last Minute Manda using one of the images from the very cute 'Beach Bunnies' digi stamp set which you can find here.

I also used:

- Promarkers
- stitched dies and stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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


New Christmas With the Cuties Challenge - Anything Goes/Not Just Rockin' Robin!

 


We're back today with a new challenge on the Christmas With the Cuties Challenge Blog and this time it's anything cute and Christmas with the optional theme of 'Not Just Rockin' Robin'.

So that means that for this challenge we want to see your cutest Christmas creatures!

For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look on the challenge blog here.

To make my card I used:

- Rudolf Barclay digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs available here
- Promarkers
- stitched die from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

As You Like It Challenge - fur, feather or scales (definitely fur - much more cuddly and easier to colour too!)
Passion for Markers - something beginning with B (bear)

Saturday, 23 July 2022

Cute as a Button July Inspiration Post - Santa Having Cocoa

 


Today it's my turn to share some inspiration on the Cute as a Button Inspiration Showcase and I've decided to make another Christmas in July card!

You can find my card here on the Showcase Blog.

To make my card I used:

- Santa Having Cocoa digi stamp from Cute as a Button available here
- Promarkers
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations
- stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Creative Knockouts - Christmas in July
CD Sunday Plus Challenge - anything goes

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Use Ribbon or Twine

 


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the optional twist of ribbon or twine.

For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I used:

- Baa Humbug stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps
- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- stitched, scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- ribbon from my stash
- corner punch
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Passion for Markers - something beginning with B (baa humbug)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Christmas in July

New Addicted to CAS Challenge - Nautical

 


There's a new challenge today on the Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog and this time our theme is:


For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I started by using reverse masking to create a circle of Salty Ocean Distress Ink with my blending brush and a panel cut using a circle die.

Then I stamped the ship, sentiment and birds stamps from the Stampin' Up 'Sailing Home' stamp set before using a white chalk marker to add some accents.

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

Krafty Chicks Challenge - clean and simple
Pearly Sparkles - clean and simple

Friday, 22 July 2022

New From All Dressed Up Stamps - Festival Boy

 


Today I'm sharing my DT card using one of the July new release images from All Dressed Up Stamps.

This month we have:


and


and


To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- stitched dies from Stampin' Up
- card and paper from Craft Creations

New My Time to Craft Christmas Challenge - Cutesy Christmas

 


We're back today on the My Time to Craft Christmas Challenge with a new challenge and this time we're looking for cute Christmas designs!

For all the details, head over to the challenge blog here where you can also see the cards from the rest of the team.

I'm sharing a card I made at a Stampin' Up Zoom class this week with Fanny Stafford.  We used the very cute 'Sweet Songbirds' stamp set and matching punch to make a range of cards.

I also used the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set for the sentiment on my card.

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

NBUS Challenge - this is the first time I've used the stamps and punch

Thursday, 21 July 2022

New from Digi Doodle Studios - Meet Toby

 


Today I'm sharing a card made with one of this month's new release images from Digi Doodle Studios - meet Toby!

There's a whole collection of Summertime Fun images - you can find them here on the shop website.

Here's another view of my card:


To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- glitter tape from The Works
- stitched die from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Let's Craft and Create - anything goes/fun in the sun

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