Friday, 29 September 2017

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Colour Combo - Blue, Green and Brown


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and this week it's 'anything goes with twist of the colour combo blue, green and brown'.   All the details are here on the challenge blog.





The colour combination was the theme for the first ever Crafty Catz Challenge back in September 2009 - you can see the post here.

I'm also very pleased to be able to say that I'm now a permanent member of the Design Team after being a GDT during September!

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


For my card I've used one of my all time favourite stamp sets from Little Claire Designs, the wonderful 'Oh Man' set - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the main image with Promarkers and the paper is from an old DCWV paper pad.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

GDT Project for Hanna and Friends - Anything But a Card


I'm back with another GDT creation for the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog.  This week we're looking for 'anything but a card'.  You can find all the details on the challenge blog here.

The prize on offer this week is being offered by:

http://www.embellishments.de/

I decided to make a book mark using one of the cute stamps from the Little Claire Designs 'Darling Daschunds' stamp set - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and added some punched flowers.  The paper and card are from Craft Creations and the ribbon is from my stash.

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

Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge and Digital Delights Inspiration Post


Today I'm sharing a DT inspiration card for Digital Delights using one of this month's new releases the 'Party Vampz Set' which you can find here on the website.

And here are all of this month's new releases:


Have a look here to see all of them.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from an old DCWV pad - the sentiment comes with the set.

My card is also my DT inspiration card for today's new Cute Card Thursday Challenge where the theme is 'trick or treat'.  All the challenge details are here.

Our sponsor for the challenge this week is:


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

Creative Knockouts - 'lots of layers'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Craftaholics R Us - 'anything goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'two word sentiment'

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started yesterday on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goe's theme.  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 Cute as a Button called 'Sitting Pretty' - you can find her here on their website.

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

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

Creative Inspirations - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenge  - 'one for the girls'

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

New from Imagine That Digistamp - Ellie Tails


I'm back with my second card of the day for the new release from Imagine That Digistamp.  If you haven't seen today's other new release, have a look here at my blog.

Today's second and final new release is called 'Ellie Tails' and here's what you get in the set:


You get four digi paper, the image in outline and colour version plus different sentiments to fit in the banner in the image.  You can find the set here in the web store. 

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

Have a look at the blog here for more inspiration from the Design Team.


This set is part of a great new release from Imagine That Digistamp and you can find more inspiration on the blog here.

And make sure you scroll back through the blog to see all of the new releases from yesterday plus some more great cards from the Design Team.

I'd like to enter my card in the challenge at  Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog  where they're look for a 'two word sentiment'.

You can use the 15% coupon code on my blog sidebar any time you shop at Imagine That Digistamp.

SPECIAL OFFER

If you'd like to purchase the whole New Release Ellies Bundle, you can add the "ELLIE BUNDLE" to their cart and add code:  BUNDLE to get all 6 sets for 30% off, making it just $14 USD!  Coupon ends Oct. 2nd.


New from Imagine That Digistamp - Ellie's Shower


Today I'm sharing cards made with two brand new releases from Imagine That Digistamp and here is the first of them - the very cute 'Ellie's Shower'.

Here's what you get in the set:


It's a great set with six digi papers, coloured and outline versions of the image plus sentiments to match!

You can find 'Ellie's Shower' here in the webs store.

I've made an easel card using the main image and one of the sentiments.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some gems and Card Candi.  I've used my own backing paper for this one - it's from a company called Limetree Crafts.

Here's a side view of the card:


This set is part of a great new release from Imagine That Digistamp and you can find more inspiration on the blog here.

And make sure you scroll back through the blog to see all of the new releases from yesterday plus some more great cards from the Design Team.

You can use the 15% coupon code on my blog sidebar any time you shop at Imagine That Digistamp.

SPECIAL OFFER

If you'd like to purchase the whole New Release Ellies Bundle, you can add the "ELLIE BUNDLE" to their cart and add code:  BUNDLE to get all 6 sets for 30% off, making it just $14 USD!  Coupon ends Oct. 2nd.


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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'more than one fold'
The Crazy Challenge - 'add an animal'
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

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'  

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