Friday, 23 February 2018

New Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes


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

This month our challenge is 'just for fun' so we don't have a sponsor.

I'm sharing another card I've made using one of this week's new releases from Twinkle Lane Designs.

The 'Poppy Jar' digi I've used is available here in the Twinkle Lane Designs Etsy shop.  I coloured it with Promarker and layered it on to black paper with all the layers die cut with various sized circle dies.
The digi paper I've used comes from 'Poppy Paper Pack' which you can find here.

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Birthdays


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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


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

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards.  The paper is from a Pebbles paper pack.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - Woodland Bird


Today I'm sharing a card using another of this month's new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps.

For this card I've used 'Woodland Bird' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations - I just had to use kraft and red gingham with this image!!

Have a look on the Facebook Group here for more inspiration and also on the challenge blog here.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Cute Critters


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'cute critters'.  All the details and inspiration are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Kinda Cute called 'Bear With Cup' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used papers from Craft Creations and a snowflake punch and some pearls to create the three little embellishments.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

GDT Card for Twinkle Lane Designs New Release - Pretty Poppy Part 2


Today I'm sharing a GDT card I've made for the 'Pretty Poppy Part 2' new release at Twinkle Lane Designs.

The 'Poppy Jar' digi I've used is available here in the Twinkle Lane Designs Etsy shop.  I coloured it with Promarkers and layered it on to red and black paper.

The digi paper I've used comes from 'Poppy Paper Pack' which you can find here.

I alsoe added some ribbon and finished the card with some red gems and some  punched dots.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

New SheepSki Designs Challenge - Anything Goes/Celebration


We've got a new challenge for you today in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group - it's 'anything goes' with the optional twist of 'celebration'.

You can find the Facebook group here - all the details about the challenge are in the pinned post at the top.

For my card I've used a SheepSki Designs digi called 'Steam Power' which you can find here in Andrea's Etsy shop.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a stamped sentiment to fit with the 'celebrations' theme.

The backing card I've used is from Kanban (it's actually meant for Christmas!) and I've added some black gems and some black punched dots.

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, it's an 'anything goes challenge'.  You canfind 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 Drawn by Krista called 'Birthday Elephant Holding a Cupcake' which you can find here in her Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used paper from Craft Creations and Poundland.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Path of Positivity Challenge Midway Post - Shades of Red


It's time for our mid-challenge post on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog and this month we're focussing on 'shades of red'.  Have a look here for the original post from the start of the month and here for the reminder mid challenge post.

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:


and


I shared a card using a digi from Ike's Art at the beginning of the challenge so today I'm sharing a card using a digi from Pattie's Creations.

Red does of course signify love - I've used a heart and also red papers.  And I love red gingham too - at the card making classes I teach, I'm know as the gingham queen!

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

Crafty Gals Corner - 'add a heart'
Card Mania Challenge - 'red and hearts'

Saturday, 17 February 2018

New Caftyhazelnut's Challenge - Anything Goes/Use Some Green


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog and this week we want you to 'use some green'.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for this week's lucky winner is:


For my card I've used the Dinkies 'Row of Christmas Robins' stamp from Little Claire Designs - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and a red tag card also from Little Claire Designs as my base.

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

Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination Challenge - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes/real stamp' 
Sweet Stampers Challenge - 'things with wings' 

New Pink Gem Challenge - Spring Flowers


There's a new challenge today on the Gem of a Challenge blog and this time we want to see flowers on your creations.  You can find more details and see lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

The prize on offer for the lucky winner of the challenge is:

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  

of the winners choice from  
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Snowdrops' - you can find it here on the website.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some birthday script paper from Craft Creations to finish my card. 

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

QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'
The Creative Crafters - 'anything goes' 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Let's Craft and Create - 'anything goes' 

Friday, 16 February 2018

New Alphabet Challenge - X is for X-tra Special Occasion


We've reached the letter X at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and our theme this fortnight is 'x-tra special occasion'.  You will find all the details plus see the cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the challenge blog.

We're also looking for a few new Design Team members to join our challenge team - we're a very friendly team and because our challenges aren't sponsored, you can use any products that you want to on your cards.  If you're interested, just add 'DT' after your name when you link up your entry.

I've made a silver wedding anniversary card using a champagne glass die which was free with one of the craft magazines a little while back.

I die cut the glass twice from silver card and added some pearls over the bubbles which emboss on the bottom of the glass.  I then added some silver and white numbers from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment was stamped using a Uniko Stamp and embossed with silver embossing powder.

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Use Pretty Ribbon and a GDT Call


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - as always it's 'anything goes' and this week our optional twist is to 'use pretty ribbon'.  We also have a GDT call running for a guest designer for March - if you're interested in joining our friendly team for a month, just add 'GDT' after your name after you link up your card.  All the details you need are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful:


I've used a stamp set from My Favourite Things combined with a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.  The paper is from Pebbles Designs and my ribbon is from Meiflower.

Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge Reminder - Use Mainly Red


This month's theme at Christmas Crafts All Year Round is to 'use mainly red'.  All the details are here in the post from the start of the month and here in the reminder post published today.

The prize on offer for the challenge winner is:

 
There's no stamping on my card - a bit of a change for me!!

I've used a Memory Box 'Merry Christmas' die and paper from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up.

I've finished the card with some gems and red Card Candi.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

New Hanna and Friends Challenge - Your Favourite Stamp


It's time for another challenge on the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog and this time we want to see 'your favourite stamp'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The challenge is sponsored by:


and


For my card I've used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called 'Splashing Elephants' - you can find it here on their website.   It's one of the cards I designed for my last workshop.

This is what it looks like closed across - the die cut ring catches the die cut circle to close it:


and this is how it looks when you open it out:


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

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Stamping (No Digis)


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and this time our theme is 'stamping' so no digi images are allowed.  Have a look here for more details and inspiration.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my last Little Claire Designs workshop.  For this one I used 'Poppies' stamp which you can find here on their website.  I stamped on to patterned paper from Craft Creations and coloured the image with Promarkers.

The paper behind the image is kraft paper on which I used an embossing folder.  I then 'wiped' a brown Memento ink pad across the paper to catch the dry embossed pattern.

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

The Creative Crafters - 'anything goes' 
Monochrome Magic -'anything goes'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'lots of layers'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes/real stamp' 
Passion for Promarkers - 'add an embellishment' (gems) 
Stamping Sensations - 'anything with flowers' 

New Sparkles Challenge - Clean and Simple


There's a new challenge today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'clean and simple'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing a very simple birthday card using one of my favourite Memory Box dies called 'Perky Poppy'.  

I die cut it twice, once from black paper and once from red paper and then inlaid the red die cut sections into the black outline.

The sentiment is a stamp from Uniko.

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite way to add a sentiment' (I love using stamps - now that I have my stamping positioner they are so easy to place on cards and I have a great range of fonts and sentiments)
Always Happy Birthday - 'clean and simple'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'add a die cut'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - One Word Sentiment


This week on the Cute Card Thursday Challege Blog we'd like to see your creations using a 'one word sentiment'.  Have a look here at the challenge blog for more details.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used an old Sizzix word die and some paper from Stampin' Up.  I finished the card with some gems and Card Candi.

New Scribbles Designs Challenge - Go for Green


This month on the Scribbles Design Challenge we want to see you 'go for green'!  All the details plus the DT cards can be found here on the challenge blog.

We should be seeing some small signs that spring is on its way and with it, so many wonderful lush shades of green. Additionally, St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated on March 17th, and soon after that on April 1st, it will be Easter! In anticipation of the all the green to come, this month, simply create a project that is at least 55% green. It doesn't have to be monochromatic, you can use other colours as accents but we'd like to see the vast majority in beautiful shades of the colour green.
This month's prizes...


  • Top Scribbler (chosen randomly) receives $10 worth of digital images
  • Top 3 (chosen by Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images
  • Gold Star (chosen by Design Team) receives $3 worth of digital images
 For my card I've used a digi stamp from Scribbles Designs called 'Topiary 1' which you can find here on the website.

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

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

Creatalicious Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challlenges - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'add an embellishment' (gems and punched paper dots)  

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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' 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 All Dressed Up called 'A Time to Share' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

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

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something Beginning With L


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for 'something beginning with L'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my Little Claire Designs class last month.

I used the Dinkies 'Wavy Seascape' stamp - I stamped the lighthouse on to a square of card and the ships on to the other squares of card.

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

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

Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'

Monday, 12 February 2018

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Valentines or Mums


There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'valentines or mums' - take your choice!   You can find all the details about the challenge 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 'Valentine Barclay' - you can find him here on their website.

I coloured Barclay with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and my stash.

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

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 'have a heart'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'love is in the air'
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie
I Love Promarkers - 'love'
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/love'
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge - 'crazy little thing called love'

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge 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 the wonderful:


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

I decided to use the image to make a baby card.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations and a piece of baby boy card from Lime Tree Crafts.   The sentiments are from an old Little Claire Designs stamp set.

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

 The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Let's Craft and Create - 'anything goes'
Emerald City Crafts - 'anything goes'
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 11 February 2018

New Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog and this month we've got a just for fun challenge with an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a Little Claire Designs stamp called 'Dinkies Wavy Seascape' which you can find here on their website.

I've made a Dutch fold card using card and papers from Craft Creations.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from Little Claire Designs to finish the design.

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

Creative Knockouts - 'birthday wishes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
Emerald City Crafts - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 10 February 2018

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Love Is All We Need


The theme for today's new challenge on the My Time to Craft Challenge is 'love is all we need' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've made a card using the Penny Black stamp that I won last week from the Penny Black and More Challenge - it's called 'The Rose'.

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

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'love is in the air'
 Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'it must be love'
I Love Promarkers - 'love or wedding/anniversary' 
Passion for Promarkers - 'love and kisses'
Unicorn Challenge Blog -'love/valentine'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'love, hearts and flowers'
Penny Black Challenge  - 'anything goes'

New Crafty Friends Challenge - Love is in the Air


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and our theme this time is 'love is in the air'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Mr and Mrs Hedgy' which you can find here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment set and paper from Stampin' Up.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'love is in the air'
 If You Give a Crafter a Cookie
Creative Inspirations - 'love is in the air'
Passion for Promarkers - 'love and kisses'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Unicorn Challenge Blog -'love/valentine'
Createful Hearts Digis and Designs -'anything goes/hearts'

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Cute


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - it's always 'anything goes' and this week's optional theme is 'cute'.  You can find all the details about the challenge and see lots of inspiration here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Imagine That Digistamp called 'Red Nose Reindeer' - you can find him here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used one of the sentiments which comes with the set.  The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and Dovecraft.

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

Crimbo Crackers - 'anything Christmas goes'
The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes'
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'

Friday, 9 February 2018

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Love is in the Air


There's a new challenge on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog today and this week it's 'anything goes' with the optional twist of 'love is in the air'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine which is available here in their shop.

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

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Love


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog today and this week our theme is 'love'.  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 All Dressed Up called 'To Have and to Hold' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Stampin' Up.  I finished the card with some lace and pearls.

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

 Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'it must be love'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/all loved up'
I Love Promarkers - 'love or wedding/anniversary'
Creative Inspirations - 'love is in the air'
Passion for Promarkers - 'love and kisses'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes' 
Createful Hearts Digis and Designs -'anything goes/hearts'

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