Saturday, 18 November 2017

New My Time to Craft Challenge Blog - Winter Birthday


There's a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'winter birthday'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've used some of the stamps from the set which came with the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine.  I stamped the penguin on to a piece of white card with the sentiment and coloured him in.  I then stamped his jumper to a piece of scrap card, coloured it in and cut it out. I then attached it with foam pads over the penguin image.

I used some paper from Craft Creations and added some gems from Poundland to finish the card.

New Crafty Friends Challenge - Sentiment


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and this time we want to see a sentiment on your cards.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'ChristMoose Jumper' - you can find him here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations - there are sentiments on my paper and also on the little sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards which I've added.

Friday, 17 November 2017

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Sparkle and Shine


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'anything goes' with the optional twist of 'sparkle and shine'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Polkadoodles called 'Frosty Penguins' - you can find it here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used paper from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Uniko.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Imagine That Fancy Fold Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop on the "Fancy Fold Blog Hop" with  Imagine That DigistampsWe hope you will be inspired to try some of these card folds, treat boxes or other 3D projects which is perfect timing with Christmas right around the corner! 

I've made a u-fold card using the very cute 'Red Nose Reindeer' digi stamp which you can find here on the website.  I've used card, paper and gems from Craft Creations and Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

I looked at a couple of tutorials before making this style of card for the first time - there are lots on Pinterest and you can also find them by searching in Google.

Here's a side view of the card:


The card folds flat to fit in an envelope:
 Be sure to start at the Creative Playground!!   Here is a full list of the hop....
Helen - you are here!
Sherry
I'd love you to leave me a comment!

New Cute Card Thursday - Birds/Animals


This week at Cute Card Thursday we want to see 'birds or animals' on your cards - have a look here at the challenge blog for all the details.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the wonderful:






For my card I've used a digi stamp from Digital Delights called 'Ornament Owl' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and Dovecraft.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog today and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:

 and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps called 'A Kid's View BBQ' - you can find it here on their website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Craft Creations.

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Masculine


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Craft Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter called 'Delicious Cocoa' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from an old Dovecraft paper pack.

New Sparkles Challenge - White Christmas


A new challenge started today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'white Christmas'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've made a very simple card using snowflakes die cut with a Sweet Dixie die and punched snowflakes.   I added pearls to the centres of each snowflakes.

My sentiment is from Uniko.

Christmas Cards All Year Round - Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread


It's time to share some mid-challenge inspiration on the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog and this month we want to see 'candies, cookies or gingerbread'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here in the post from the beginning of the month.

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

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Digital Delights called 'Gingerbread Slippy' - you can find him here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from an old First Edition pad and from Craft Creations.

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Mid-Challenge Reminder Post


It's time for our mid-challenge reminder post on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - our challenges are always 'anything Christmas goes'.   You can find all the details here in the post from the start of the challenge on 1 November.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my Little Claire Designs workshop last month.  It's a spinner card and is the first one I've tried!

I used the 'Dinkie Reindeer Snowflake' stamp which you can find here on their website.  The paper is also from Little Claire Designs.

The stamped image was coloured with Promarkers.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge and, as always, the theme is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful:

For my card I've used a digi from Mari Digis called 'A Estrelinha' (translated as 'the starlet') and you can find him here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a stamped sentiment from a Uniko Stamps set.  The patterned paper I've used is from a Bebunni paper pad and the rest of the card, paper and the gems are from Craft Creations.


Don't forget that there's still time to enter our 3rd Annual Celebration Bloghop - there are lots of great prizes on offer!  All the details can be found here on the challenge blog.

Monday, 13 November 2017

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Bear Hugs


We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and our theme is 'bear hugs' - we want to see cards made using cute bear images.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We don't have a sponsor for this challenge but there is a fabulous prize on offer for our winner:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Bella With Snow Bear' - you can find it here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  I added some glitter glue to Bella's hat.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

GDT Post for Scribbles Designs - Farrah Stocking


Today I'm sharing my first November GDT card for Scribbles Designs.


I've made another Christmas card using 'Farrah Stocking':


You can find the digi stamp here in the Scribbles Designs store - I just couldn't resist it! 

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from the 'Stockig Fillers' Trimcraft paper pad.  The sentiment is an outline sticker and the pink gems are from Poundland.

DESIGN TEAM CALL

Scribbles Designs are having a Design Team Call at the moment and are looking for some new members to join their team.

They have an amazing range of funny and quirky images so if you think you'd be interested in being a DT member have a look here for all the details.

New Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new 'anything goes' challenge today on the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Fabrika Fantasy called 'Winter Games 2' which you can find here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper and card from Craft Creations.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Buttons and/or Ribbon


There's a new challenge today on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to use 'buttons and/or ribbon' on your creations.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

The prize from Pink Gem Designs  is
2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each  (no sets or sentiment sets) of the winner's choice
 
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Bella With Post Box' - you can find it here on the website. 

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Friday, 10 November 2017

New Crafty Catz Challenge - No Patterned Paper


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'no patterned paper'.   You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Time for Tea Designs called 'Santa Baby' - you can find her here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.  I highlighted the centres of the snowflakes with red gems.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Through the Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop!


This month is our Celebration Month and today we are starting our 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop filled with awesome inspiration and sponsor prizes.

The image I am using is "Bundle of Hearts" from our Sponsor Crafty Sentiments Designs who is offering a prize of 3 images to some lucky winner.

http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.

 There are 9 wonderful sponsors offering prizes this year:


There will also be a give away on our Facebook Page of a one year subscription to the Through the Craft Room Door Magazine


Next stop on this hop is Kimberly …

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance at the prizes! Winners will be announced December 1st, 2017


New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This week we have two great sponsors:


and


I have two cards to share - one for each of our sponsors.

First of all is my card using a digi from Connie Fong Art (above) called 'Molly's Winter Friends' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations and a die cut snowflake from Sweet Dixie.


For my second card I've used a digi stamp from Sasayaki Glitter called 'Birthday Roo' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

For this card I used some paper from an old Forever Friends pad and a card blank from Craftwork Cards. 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

New from All Dressed Up - Girl's Christmas Stocking


It's time for some more fabulous new release images from All Dressed Up Stamps - four fabulous new Christmas digis.

I'm sharing some inspiration using one of them called 'Girl's Christmas Stocking' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment stamp from Uniko.  The snowflake is a Sweet Dixie die.

The papers I've used are from Craft Creations.

If you'd like to see the rest of the images and lots more inspiration, head over to the Facebook group here.

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Oh Christmas Tree


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this time our theme is 'Oh Christmas Tree'  You can find all the details here.

For my card I've used a die from Sweet Dixie, cut out of black paper and then layered onto silver paper.

The sentiment is a peel off and I've finished the card with some lack gems.

Monday, 6 November 2017

New Path of Positivity Challenge - Surround Yourself With Music


It's time for the start of another challenge on the Path of Positivity Challenge and for this month's optional theme we're asking you to 'surround yourself with music'.   

Choose a song that inspires positivity in you and share the song and the inspired project with us!  All the details are on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used 'Juggling Snowman' which can be found here.  I coloured the digi image with Promarkers and used papers from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment I've used is computer generated.

So as you've probably guessed, my feel good music is Christmas music and the song I've chosen to represent the genre is 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard.  If you're not familiar with the song, here's a link to hear it on You Tube.

I could have listed so many other songs by artists like Wham, Jonah Lewie, Paul McCartney, Chris Rea, Band Aid, The Pogues and Kirsty Macoll, Slade and lots, lots more - all from my era of the 1970s and 1980s!

New Through the Craft Room Door Magazine


The Designers for Through the Craft Room Door have done another bang up job with over a dozen tutorials and a large variety of theme inspired (Spring or Easter / Retirement / Valentine or Love) cards to inspire you. And as we try to do every November/December issue, several of the girls have shared family traditions, recipes or childhood memories. We hope you read them and are motivated to start or reengage a family tradition of your own.

We have a new challenge for you to join … A Christmas tic tac toe board and the DT have provided some wonderful samples for you to check out.

Our Featured Digi Artist this issue is Sarah Schedler, the talent behind StarStampz. Her Design Team has shared several cards done with various images and she has generously given us some amazing images for our subscribers which can be found in the Subscribers Only area of the website.

If you are not a subscriber, $18.00 for the first year is a great deal as you receive access to back issues, including videos and Digi images. If interested, you can create a profile and subscribe via the subscription tab. Once payment is received, an invitation to access the Subscribers Only Area of the Website will be sent to you.

And here's my project which features in the magazine:


It's a calendar/sticky note pad holder using a digi stamp from Imagine That Digistamp called 'Birds in Spring".

All submissions to the current magazine as well as the challenge winners and top three are entered into drawings for gift cards to Amazon.com.

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:





For my card I've used a digi from Pattie's Creations called 'Mom and Baby Polar Bear' which you can find here in Pattie's Etsy shop.

I did a bit of shading on the image using a pale grey Promarker and used paper from Craft Creations.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

New Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas/Winter


There's a new challenge today on the Daisy Chain Challenge Blog and this month the theme for our challenge is 'Christmas/Winter'.  You can find all the details and see lots of inspiration here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire Designs class.  For this card I used the very cute 'Dinkies Reindeer Snowflake' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire Designs website.

I coloured the stamped image using Promarkers and added some glitter to the reindeer's hat.

The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and the snowflake is a die from Sweet Dixie.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

New Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.   You can find all the details and see lots of inspiration from the rest of Team A here on the challenge blog.

We have two great sponsors for this challenge:


and

 

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Peppercus Designs called 'Reindeer/Merry Christmas' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

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

 Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Jingle Belles - 'not a creature was stirring'
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - 'anything goes'

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