Monday, 31 July 2017

New Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Classic Design Team Open 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 month is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Paper Nest Dolls called 'Emma With Snowflake Banner' - you can find her here on the website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations.  To finish the card I've added Card Candi, gems and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
OLLCB - 'anything goes'
Creatalicious Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Art by Barb - July Progressive Colouring Challenge


I've been taking part in the Art by Barb Progressive Colouring Challenge for a few months now and here is my entry for the July challenge.

This months very cute digi is called 'Ahoy There (Boy)' and I've coloured it with Promarkers.

The papers and die cut sentiment I've used were part of a giveaway a couple of months back from Quick Cards magazine and I've just added some red and white card and some gems and Card Candi to finish the card.

All the details about the Progressive Challenge can be found here in the Art by Barb Facebook Group.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Sunsational Stamps Inspiration Post - One Too Many Cookies!


Today it's my turn to share some inspiration on the Sunsational Stamps Blog and for my last post in July I've made a card with the fun 'One Too Many Cookies' digi stamp:





You can find it here on the website.

I printed the image twice and from one of the prints cut out the caption bubble and Santa's legs and feet.  I also added some clear glitter glue to the snow on top of the chimney.

Here's a view of the card from the side:


I've also used papers from Craft Creations and some red gems to finish my card.

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

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 27 July 2017

New Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes


This week's new Through the Craft Room Door Challenge started on Tuesday and the theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  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 Kenny K Stamps called 'Cosy Cocoa' - you can find it here on their website.

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

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenge

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'

New from All Dressed Up - Day Dreaming


This is my DT inspiration card for All Dressed Up Stamps using another of this month's new release images.

This time I've used 'Day Dreaming' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment stamp from a Woodware stamp set.  The paper I've used is from Stampin' Up.

Head over to our Facebook Group here for lots more inspiration!

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Pink Gem Challenge - Christmas in July


A new challenge started on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog on Saturday and our theme this time is 'Christmas in July' - you can find all the details 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 winners choice..
For my card I've used one of the newest digi stamps from Pink Gem Designs called 'Skiing Ella' - you can find her here on the website.  I've also used one of the sentiments from the 'Christmas Circle Sentiments Set 1' which you can find here.

I've used papers and pearls from Craft Creations and some white Card Candi.

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

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes' 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
 Crafty Cardmakers - 'lots of layers'

New Winter Wonderland Challenge - Use a Digi Image


A new challenge started on Friday last week on the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to 'use a digi image' - nice and simple!   You can find more details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from All Dressed Up called 'Christmas Deer' - you can find it here in the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop.

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

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'

New Alphabet Challenge Blog - J is for Joke


Our theme for last Friday's new Alphabet Challenge is 'J is for joke' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The first thing I thought of for this challenge was Bugaboo Stamps as I love their humorous digis!  I recently won a voucher for their site as a challenge prize so I went for a look round and found this one!  It's called 'Stella Work Digi Stamp' and you can find it here on the Bugaboo Stamps website.

I printed the image fairly large and coloured it with Promarkers.  I kept the layout very simple with some papers from Craft Creations and some of my Poundland gems.

New SheepSki Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes With a SheepSki Designs Image


A new 'anything goes' challenge started on Thursday last week on the SheepSki Facebook Group page - the only proviso is that you have to use an image from SheepSki Designs.

You can find the Facebook Group here.

For my inspiration card I've used a digi stamp from SheepSki Designs called 'Snow Happy' - you can find it here in the Etsy Shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some pale grey shading round the image to try and give the impression of snow and ice.

I added a sentiment using a stamp from Little Claire Designs, some punched snowflakes with pearls and card and paper from Craft Creations.

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

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes' 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'get ready for Christmas'

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Christmas or Winter


A bit more catching up with my blog posts today ...... this one is for the current challenge on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge where our theme is 'Christmas or Winter'.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for the current Little Claire Designs Stamp Box which you can find here on their website.

This one was stamped and coloured with Promarkers and I used some Glitter Film over the background paper - the sparkle doesn't show up too well in the photo but you can see it a bit.

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Knockouts - 'tag time'

Digital Delights Inspiration Post - Ornament Owl


It's time for Team Two to share some inspiration today on the Digital Delights Blog and I've made another Christmas card!

For this card I've used the very cute 'Ornament Owl' digi stamp which you can find here on the Digital Delights website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used papers from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up and also some Card Candi and gems to finish the card.

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

Christmas With the Cuties - 'favourite Christmas digi'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week we've got an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


I've made a very CAS card this week using a digi from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Dollar Flower 01'.  You can find it here on their website.

I've used some paper from my stash, coloured the image with Promarkers and added some green gems to finish the card.

GDT Card for New Hanna and Friends Challenge - Sketch


I had some problems posting to my blog last week and earlier this week so I've got lots of posts to catch up on today and tomorrow!

This is my GDT card for the challenge on the Hanna and Friends Challenge which started last Thursday.  We're giving you a sketch to follow:


All the details about the challenge can be found here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the stamps from the latest Little Claire Designs Stamp Box which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and added some paper from Craft Creations, punched snowflakes and gems.

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Today I'm also announcing the winner from my blog for the Birthday Blog Party which took place a couple of weeks back.

And the lucky person is:

Daniella

Please e-mail hanna-and-friends@gmx.de to claim your prize!

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

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes' 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes' theme.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi from the Bugaboo set 'Winter Bears' which you can find here on their website.

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

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

The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'pattern paper'
 Crafty Gals Corner - 'Christmas in July'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
As You Like It Challenge - 'pearls or gems' (gems on Christmas projects for sparkle)

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Use Patterned Paper


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge and this week we're asking you to 'use patterned paper'.  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 Lia Stampz called 'Little Ana' which you can find here in the Lia Stampz Etsy store.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and Trimcraft.  The sentiment and Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards and I've also added some paper flowers to finish the card.

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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'lots of layers'
Creative Knockouts - 'birthday wishes'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Christmas in July


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas in July'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the '3 Santas' outline sticker sheet which is available here on the Little Claire Designs website.  It's also part of the July Bargain Bundle of outline stickers which you can find here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and layered it on to some green paper and then some red gingham paper.

The base card is available from Little Claire Designs here.

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website and this week our theme is 'clean and simple or fussy and fancy'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prizes on offer this week are:


I've gone for 'clean and simple' for my card.  I've used a stamp called 'Dayna - Birthdays' which you can find here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a dry embossed background.

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

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie
Crafty Animals Challenge - 'anything goes'

Digital Delights Hostess Monday - Santa Molly


 Yesterday it was my turn to post on the Digital Delights Blog for the Hostess Monday spot and this is the card I made.

I've used  the very cute "Santa Molly" digi stamp available here and the "Christmas Carolers" Digital Paper Pack available here.

If you would like to see how to make the card, have a look here for my photo tutorial. 

And here's another view of the card to show the shape:


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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
 Sweet Stampin' Christmas - 'anything goes'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Monday, 17 July 2017

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 stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called 'Xmas Pud' which you can find here on their website.

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

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 16 July 2017

New Sparkles Challenge - Thinking of You or a Sympathy Card


A new challenge started yesterday on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for a 'thinking of you or sympathy card'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very pretty 'Dinkies Sunflowers in Squares' stamp from Little Claire Designs.  You can find the stamp here on their website.

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

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

Pile It On Challenge - 'primary colours or something beginning with S' (sunflowers)
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'in the garden'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'things with wings' (butterflies)
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sunsational Stamps Inspiration Post - Sleigh Bells Ring


 Today it's my turn to share some inspiration on the Sunsational Stamps Blog and I'm staying with the 'Christmas in July' theme.

For this card I've used the very cute 'Sleigh Bells Ring' which you can find here on the website.

You can find my post here on the blog.

Here's a side view of the card:


'Christmas in July' is also the theme for our challenge this month - you can find all the details and link up your entries here.

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

Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes


It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog and this month's challenge theme is 'anything goes'.

All the details about the challenge are here in the post from the beginning of the month and the prize on offer for this month's winner is:


I'm sharing a card made with the brand new 'Hedgie Hoggie Hugs for Christmas' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire Designs website.

If you saw the recent Little Claire Designs show on Hochanda you might have seen Steve demoing this card!

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

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Imagine That July Creative Link Up - Anything Crafty Goes!


Today I'm sharing some inspiration for this month's Creative Link Up on the Imagine That Creative Playground Blog.  You can find all the details here on the blog.

You can link up anything crafty to the challenge and you'll be in with the chance of winning a $10 prize coupon for the store.  Plus if you link up a card with an Imagine That Digistamp image as the main focus you will be sent this month's feature digi set free:


You can also find 'Baby Mermaid' here on the website.

I've used the outline version of the main image and coloured it with Promarkers.  The paper I've used is included with the set as is the sentiment I've used.

I've added some silver paper as a mat round the image, some pale blue pearls and two silver nail head gems.

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

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'use pearls'
Double D Challenge - 'pastel party'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Reminder


It's time for our mid-challenge reminder on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - our challenges are always 'anything goes' as long as your card is Christmas themed.

You can find the original July challenge post here with all the details and the mid-challenge reminder post here.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for the new Little Claire Designs Christmas Box which was launched on Hochanda recently.

This little guy is called 'Scottie Fairy Lights'.

You can find the box here on the Little Claire website.

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

The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'ribbon on any Christmas project'
The Ribbon Girl Blog - 'use any image challenge'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Animals Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Digital Delights New Release - Piggy Bank Scottie


Today I'm sharing some DT inspiration for Digital Delights using one of this month's new release images.


I'm using the very cute 'Piggy Bank Scottie' - you can find him here on the Digital Delights website.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and I've used papers from Craft Creations.  The sentiment I've used is part of the 'Keeping in Touch' sentiment set from Digital Delights which you can find here.

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

Crafty Gals Corner - 'do it for the dudes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'man/boy'
Creates and Makes Challenge - 'anything goes/sentiment'

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week 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 Little Blue Button Stamps called 'Caroling Sophie' - you can find her here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

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

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - 'anything goes'
 Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/Christmas in July'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Scribbles Designs - 'holiday hoopla'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Tuesday, 11 July 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, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  All the details are 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 SheepSki Designs called 'Penguin Pals' - you can find it here in Andrea's Etsy shop.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image and papers from Craft Creations.

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

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes/snowflakes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'add pearls'
 Use Your Stuff Challenge - 'all creatures great and small'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - 'anything goes'
Scribbles Designs Challenge - 'holiday hoopla'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Monday, 10 July 2017

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Here Come the Girls!


There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'here come the girls'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Crafty Sentiment Designs called 'Fifi - Bubbles' - you can find her here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from an old Greetings Farm set.

I've used papers from Craft Creations and finished my card with gems and Card Candi.

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

Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Kitty Bee Challenge - 'girly cards'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'layer it up'
Creative Inspirations - 'dots and/or stripes'

Sunday, 9 July 2017

New from Little Claire Designs - We 3 Robins


Did you watch the Little Claire Designs show on Hochanda on Friday?  If you did then you will have seen some great new Christmas stamps and the wonderful range of outline stickers on sale too.

The first product featured on the show was the brand new Christmas Stamp Box.  It features stamps, papers, card blanks, gems and project sheets to make six cards all designed by me.

You can buy the box here on the Little Claire Designs website.

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for the box - if you watched the show on Friday you will have seen Steve demonstrating this card.

The stamp is called 'We 3 Robins' and both sentiments I've used are part of the set in the box.

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes/snowflakes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'N is for new and O is for old' (new stamp)
Fussy and Fancy Friday - 'celebration'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
I Love Promarkers - 'special occasions'

Friday, 7 July 2017

All Dressed Up Stamps New Release - Jam Jars


Today it's the turn of the Facebook Design Team to share some inspiration using this month's beautiful new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps.

You can find the inspiration post here in the Facebook Group - if you're not already a member of the group then you should definitely join!

I was given the very elegant 'Jam Jars' digi stamp to work with - you can find it here in the All Dressed Up Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then layered it up with some papers from Craft Creations.

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

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'

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