Saturday, 23 September 2017

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Die Cuts Only


Today I'm sharing my first card as a member of the Design Team for the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog - a big thank for Shell for asking me to join the team there!

The theme for today's new challenge is 'die cuts only' - all the details are here on the challenge blog.

I decided to use a Sweet Dixie die I bought recently - this one is called 'Filigree Star'.  I kept my card very simply using silver card for the die cut and the bottom layer.  The little silver gems I've used are from Stampin' Up.

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenges - 'anything goes'
Crafting With Dragonflies - 'star struck'

New Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Ribbon and/or Lace


A new challenge has started today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to 'use ribbon and/or lace'.  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 Paper Nest Dolls called 'Avery With Birdhouse Banner' which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  I've used lace on my card and the paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

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

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Createful Hearts Challenge - 'anything goes'

Friday, 22 September 2017

GDT Card for Crafty Catz Challenge - Birthday Party Time!


A very special challenge has started today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - the challenge is 8 years old!!

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:


There are eight prizes on offer in total plus a GDT spot for October so it's definitely worth entering the challenge this week!

Our challenge theme is, of course, 'birthday' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Bug Kidz Daisy' which you can find here on their website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Trimcraft and Craft Creations.

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

Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'use a two word sentiment'
The Paper Shelter - 'make it digital'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 21 September 2017

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Monochrome


A new challenge started today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week our theme is 'monochrome'.  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 Kinda Cute Digis - this one was a freebie image.

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

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

The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - 'anything goes'
 Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers Challenge -'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'seasonal'

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes


The new challenge blog started yesterday in the SheepSki Designs Facebook group.  It's an 'anything goes' challenge but you must use a SheepSki Designs image if you want to enter.

You can find the Facebook group here and the challenge details are in the pinned post at the top of the page.

For my card I've used a digi from SheepSki Designs called 'My Music' - you can find it here in Andrea's Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  The background is from a piece of Hobby House.

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

I Love Promarkers Challenge -'anything goes'
Creatalicious Challenges - 'anything goes'
Let's Craft and Create - 'anything goes'
Word Art Wednesday -'anything goes'

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog yesterday and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:

and


For my card I've used a digi from Bugaboo - it's from a set of three digis called 'Chihuahua Puppies' which you can find here on their website.

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

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Floral Embellishments


A new challenge started yesterday on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for 'floral embellishments' on your cards.

For my card I've used a very sweet digi stamp called 'Tying Ballet Slippers' from Broken Fairy Designs - I'm so pleased that there shop has recently reopened.  You can find the digi stamp here on the shop website.

I coloured the imagewith Promarkers and used a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I created my floral embellishments using two punches and some pink gems.

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

Createful Hearts Challenge - 'anything goes'
Monochrome Magic - 'anything goes'
In the Pink Challenge - 'flower power'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

New Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started on the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge on Tuesday and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  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 by Nikki Burnette called 'Dorothy' - you can find her here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from an old Forever Friends Christmas pad. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

GDT Card for Crafty Catz - Halloween


I'm back today with my second GDT card for the Crafty Catz Challenge - this week the challenge has a 'Halloween' theme.  All the details about the challenge and cards from the rest of the Design Team are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine called 'Franklin Beastie' - you can find him here on their website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers.

My backing paper is also digital and is an old design from Bearly Mine Designs.

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

Creatlicious Challenges - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'seasonal'
Creative Knockouts - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'something beginning with F'

Monday, 11 September 2017

New Cutie Pie Challenge - My Favourite Cutie Image


There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for your 'favourite cutie image'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We're celebrating our sixth birthday and for this challenge we have a wonderful collection of sponsors:




For my card I've used a digi stamp from Bugaboo called 'Teddy Bear Block Trio' - you can find it here on their website.   I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers and a peel off sentiment from Craft Creations.

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

Sweet Stampers Challenge - 'lots of layers'
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
The Paper Shelter - 'lots of layers'
I Love Promarkers - 'animals'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'birthday'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Making Cards Magazine



I'm very proud to have three cards published in the new issue of Making Cards magazine all designed using a great set of Christmas stamps from Little Claire Designs.

This issue of the magazine comes with a great free booklet of images and papers from a 'thinking of you' sentiment stamp set:
 
All of my cards were made using the very cute 'Hedgie Hoggie Hugs' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire Designs website.

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

 Craft Rocket Challenges - 'something beginning with F' (festive)
I Love Promarkers Challenge - 'animals' (I've used Promarkers)
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'simply Christmas'
Penny Black and More - 'get ready for Christmas'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'

Friday, 8 September 2017

GDT Card for Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Thank You


Today I'm sharing my first GDT card for the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - I'm joining them as a guest designer during September.  

Today's new challenge is 'anything goes' with the optional twist of 'thank you'.  All the details plus inspiration from the rest of the Design Team can be found here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I used a digi from Crafty Sentiments Designs called 'Emmi Loo - Just Me' - you can find her here on their website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.

The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and Trimcraft and I've added some Card Candi and pearls to finish my card.

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

Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'anything goes plus a sentiment'
Creative Knockouts - 'something to say'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
In the Pink Challenge - 'anything goes'
Monochrome Magic - 'anything goes monochrome'

Monday, 4 September 2017

New Through the Craft Room Door Magazine


 The new issue of the Through the Craft Room Door online magazine has just been released!

Our Featured Digi Artist is Christi Croll of Tiddly Inks. Christi is a well-known and well-loved Digi Artist and we appreciate her sharing her talent with our Subscribers.


Our theme this issue is Sympathy / Get well, Autumn and Halloween and we have lots of wonderful tutorials and inspiration to share with you including mixed media projects, Puzzle charms, an Easel card challenge and lots of inspiration!
Here's the project I made for the magazine:
It's a cheat's stepper card using 'Mummy Josh', 'Halloween Calendar' sentiment and 'Batty Papers' all from Pink Gem Designs 

To see more of the card plus a step by step photo tutorial make sure you subscribe to the magazine!  Subscription fees for 6 bi-monthly issues is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fees are $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, Just go to http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/ and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at TTCRDMag1@gmail.com

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes' 
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital' (I've used Promarkers)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Crafty Friends Challenge - Birthdays


I recently joined the Design Team at the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and this is my first DT card for the current challenge there which is 'birthdays'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

This challenge is 'just for fun' so there's no sponsor but there will still be a top 3.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps called 'Becca's Butterfly' which you can find here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Trimcraft and Craft Creations.  The sentiment stamp I've used is from Little Claire Designs.

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

Love to Craft Challenge - 'anything goes'
Emerald City Crafts - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes' 
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog  - 'use a two word sentiment' 
In the Pink Challenge - 'anything goes'
Createful Hearts Digis Challenge - 'anything goes'

Friday, 1 September 2017

New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Animals


A new challenge has started today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this month we're looking for cards featuring 'Christmas Animals'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of my cards from my recent Little Claire Designs Christmas workshop day.  

This is a shaped card using the very cute 'Dinkies Christmas is Coming' stamp which you can find here on the Little Claire website.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've finished the card with some punched snowflakes and red gems.

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

The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'  
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'  

Thursday, 31 August 2017

New Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Classic Design Team Open Challenge - as always it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called 'Flossy' - you can find her here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Echo Park.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'  
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes' 
Dream Valley Challenges - 'use a stamp or a digi image'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog  - 'use a two word sentiment' 
Createful Hearts Digis Challenge - 'anything goes'  

New from Imagine That Digistamp - Manatee Reading With Bow


I missed out on the new release of the new manatee designs from Imagine That Digistamp so today I'm sharing a card I've made using one of the images called 'Manatee Reading With Bow'.

Here's what you get in the set:


You can find the set here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from an old Echo Park pad.  The sentiment is from the set and I added some pink gems to finish the card.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
4 Crafty Chicks - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Papercraft Essentials - Little Claire Designs


Today I'm sharing the first of a series of my Christmas cards using stamps from Little Claire Designs which have been published in the 'cut out and keep' section of the current issue of Papercraft Essentials magazine.


The stamps I used for my cards are from the Little Claire Designs Christmas Stamp Box - the Box has now sold out but the individual stamps will be available soon on the website.

For this card I also used paper from the 'Doodle Snowflakes' pack which is here.

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

Christmas With the Cuties - 'cutie couples'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'use a stamp or a digi image'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'any holiday'
In the Pink Challenge - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 26 August 2017

New from All Dressed Up - Summer Time


This is my DT card made with one of this month's new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps, the beautiful 'Summer Time'.  You can find the image here in the Etsy shop.

I used some paper from an old Echo Park paper pad and layered it with some black paper.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and I added a die cut sun and a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge


A new challenge started last weekend in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group - it's anything goes as long as you use a SheepSki Designs image.

You can find the Facebook Group here and all the challenge details are in pinned post.

For my card I've used the beautiful 'Baby Feet' digi stamp which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

The card I've used is from Limetree Crafts and I've also added a scalloped square frame using an Elizabeth Crafts die and a sentiment stamp from Little Claire Designs.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Snow Fun


This is my DT card for the current challenge on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog - our theme is 'snow fun' and we'd like to see snowflakes in your creations.  More details and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team can be found here.

For my card I've used the very cute 'Ella With Snowman' digi which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up and the snowflake is a die cut from Sweet Dixie.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

New Winter Wonderland Challenge - Embossing


A new challenge started on the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog yesterday and this time we want to see 'embossing - wet or dry' on your cards.  All the details about the challenge can be found here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


Stamping Studio is proud to sponsor for you! The prize is one image from each artist. Join us at our Facebook group Stamping Studio for freebies and specials.
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps at the Stamping Studio called 'Paddy's Christmas' - you can find it here on the website. 

I coloured the digi using Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  My embossing was done using a Crafts Too embossing folder.

New Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lovely Lace


There's a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and we have now reached the letter L - our theme is 'L is for lovely lace'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing a card I've used using products from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.

The sentiment is from the 'All Occasion Sentiment Set' which can be found here and here.

The papers I've used are from the 'Exotic Seaside' digi paper pack which you can find here and here.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Cats or Kittens


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'cats or kittens'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've used one of the images from the 'Cute Kitty 2' digi stamp set from DigiStamp Boutique which you can find here on their website.

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

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Fun in the Sun


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challege Blog and this week our theme is 'fun in the sun'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:

http://www.disdigistamps.com/

For my card I've used another of the new flamingo digi stamp sets from Imagine That Digi Stamp.

This one is called 'Flamingo Beach' and you can find it here on the website.

Here's what you get in the set:


I used the outline version of the digi stamp, coloured with Promarkers.  The backing paper I used comes as part of the set and I die cut a circle of yellow card for the sun to fit in with our challenge theme.  The sentiment is also part of the set.

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends Challenge - Ribbon


This is my GDT card for today's new Hanna and Friends challenge and theme is 'ribbon' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This is another of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire Designs Christmas workshop day.  

The base is a tag card which is available here on the website and the stamp is from the Little Claire Designs Stamp Box which is still on sale on the website here.

The snowflake is cut from white card cover in Glitter Film which is available here.

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