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.

Wednesday, 16 August 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' 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 Cute as Button called 'Reindeer Bells' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations.  The circle sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

GDT Card for Sunny Day Crafting - G is for Giraffe


Today I'm sharing my Guest Designer card for the Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - a big thank you to Janis for asking me to join you!


The theme for this week's challenge is 'G is for Giraffe' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called 'Dinkies Cutest Giraffes' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used paper from a First Edition pad.  The sentiment I've used is also from Little Claire Designs.

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

 The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Pinspirational Challenge
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - 'anything goes'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'all creatures great and small'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'animal kingdom'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

New Sparkles Challenge - Birthday


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

For my card I've used one of the new release flamingo sets from Imagine That Digi Stamp - there are three in total and I'll be sharing cards made with them all over the next couple of weeks.

This set is called 'Flamingo Birthday' and you can find it here on the website.

Here's what you get in the set:


I've used the outline version of the main image and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've used paper from Echo Park combined with some black paper.  I used a punch to round two of the corners on the layers and finished the card with some black gems.

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

Passion for Promarkers - 'pretty pastels'
Monochrome Magic - 'anything monochrome goes'
Emerald City Crafts Challenge - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'things that fly'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Fancy Folds


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this fortnight we're looking for 'fancy folds'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire Designs Christmas workshop day.  The card has three main panels with two smaller panels in between the main ones.  Here's what it looks from one side to show some of the folds:


The stamp I've used is from the current Little Claire Designs Christmas Stamp Box which is still available on the website here

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and added some Glitter Film (available here) over the top of the image.

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

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'anything goes'
Creatalicious Challenge - 'anything goes/glitter and bling'
Dream Valley Challenge - 'Christmas animals'
Penny Black and More - 'all creatures great and small'
Craft Rocket Challenges - 'animal kingdom'

New Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Back to School


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'back to school'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prizes on offer for this challenge are:


For my card I've used a stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs called 'Back to School' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used a sentiment from a Uniko stamp set.  The paper I've used is from a Forever Friends Christmas paper pad and I've used some gems from Poundland.
 
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'for a child'
Let's Craft and Create - 'hey dude'
Pink and Main Challenges - 'school'

Christmas Cards All Year Round Reminder Post - Use Yellow


Today I'm sharing some mid-challenge inspiration for the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge - this month we're asking you to 'use yellow'.  You can find all the details here in the original challenge post.  There's more inspiration in the reminder post here

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


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Mari Digis called 'Merry Christmas 2' - it's available here on the Stamping Studio website.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations and some Bazzill card.

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenge - 'Christmas animals'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'hats and bags'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes


It's time to share some mid-month reminder inspiration for the current challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - our theme is 'anything goes' as long as it's a Christmas creation.

You can find all the details about this month's challenge here on the challenge blog and see the rest of the mid-month inspiration here.

I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire Designs Christmas workshop day.  For this card I used the 'Dinkies Goosey and Lucy Geese' stamp which you can find here on the website.

The star is a separate stamp so I used it to stamp the background - both this and the stamped image were coloured with Promarkers.

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

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'things that fly'

Monday, 14 August 2017

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Boys Will Be Boys


There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challene Blog and this month our theme is 'boys will be boys'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful:

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

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then layered it up with red and black paper and some football digi paper from Pondskipper Crafts.

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

Pammie's Inky Pinkies - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Knockouts - 'card for a child'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'for a child'
Let's Craft and Create - 'hey dude'
I Love Promarkers - 'one for the boys'
Use Your Stuff - 'for the love of children'
Always Fun Challenges - 'going in circles'

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 challenge is sponsored by:

 For my card I've used a digi stamp from Digistamps 4 Joy called 'Peek-a-Boo' - you can find it here on their website.

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

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

Shopping Our Stash - 'spice up your life' (Baby Spice)
Use Your Stuff - 'for the love of children' 
Digistamps 4 Joy - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Little Claire Designs Christmas Card Making Day


Last Saturday I had a great day teaching two Christmas card making classes for Little Claire designs - we had 21 ladies there in the morning and 23 in the afternoon!

We made a total of twelve different cards during the day - you'll see them over the next couple of months here on my blog and on Facebook.

This card was made using one of the stamps from the current Little Claire Designs stamp box which is available here on the website.  The stamp has the three little robins in a row - for this card I used masking tape to stamp the robins separately in three circles, completing the card with a stamped sentiment.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Here are a couple of photos from the afternoon class showing the ladies hard at work:



Our next card making class day is on Saturday 14 October - one half of the day will be Christmas themed and the other will be non-Christmas.  You can find more details about the classes here on the website.

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

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - 'anything goes'
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'things that fly'
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Penny Black and More Challenge - 'all creatures great and small'
Stamping Sensations - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Sunsational Stamps Inspiration Post


Today it's my turn to share some inspiration on the Sunsational Stamps Blog.

I've used the very cute 'Camping Bear' set which you can find here on the website.


I've used two of the stamps from the set to create my card.  The camp fire was stamped and coloured with Promarkers and then I used some clear glitter pen over the top.

I paper pieced the sleeping bag using some gingham paper from Craft Creations and then stamped the bear on to white card and added this over the top of the sleeping bag.  

The sentiment is from a magazine stamp set and I've layered more gingham paper and some dark brown paper behind the image.

Don't forget that the theme for our August challenge is 'camping' - take a look here for all the details.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'for a child'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'
Love to Craft Challenge - 'anything goes'

Friday, 11 August 2017

GDT Card for Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes/Children


Today I'm joining the ladies on the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog as a Guest Designer - a big thank you for inviting me to join you.


You can find this month's challenge here.

The sponsor for this month's challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used the 'Seaside Anchor' digital image which you can find here in the Etsy shop.  I've used the outline version and coloured it myself with Promarkers but you can also buy a pre-coloured version here.

In addition I used one of the sentiments from the 'Smiles Sentiments' set which is here in the shop.

I decided to follow the optional challenge theme and used a seaside picture from the Bumble Button blog here.

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

Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes/summer days'
Crafting With an Attitude - 'anything goes'
Crafting by Designs - 'anything goes'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'just add water'
OLLCB - 'anything goes'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'summer fun'

Thursday, 10 August 2017

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Embossing


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challene Blog and this week our theme is embossing.  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 All Dressed Up Stamps called 'It's Snowing' - you can find it here in the Etsy shop.  I coloured he image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations to layer it up.

My embossing was done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder - I've added pearls to the middle of each embossed snowflake but it isn't that easy to see on the photo.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - 'anything goes'
The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'

New from Digital Delights - Cat A Latte Set


Today I'm sharing some inspiration using one of the August new releases from Digital Delights:


I've used the very cute 'Cat a Latte Set' which you can find here on the website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from an old Die Cuts With a View paper pad.  I've used an Elizabeth Crafts Design scalloped square die and pierced circle die around the sentiment which comes as part of the set.

If you head over to the blog here you'll see some more inspiration using the other two new releases.

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

As You Like It Challenge - 'favourite embellishment' (punched paper dots - they always match your project and they're flat for posting cards)
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/make it funny'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'animal kingdom'

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


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

We have two great sponsors this week:


and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Sasayaki Glitter called 'Gift Amy' - you can find her here in their Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Echo Park.  The sentiment stamp I've used is from Uniko Stamps.

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

Simon Monday Challenge - 'happy birthday'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
Emerald City Crafts - 'anything goes'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'

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