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Saturday, 30 May 2020

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Include a Bear


We're back today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to include a bear.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used a topper and some papers from Making Cards magazine.  I used stitched square dies to die cut the topper and then all the layers.

The sentiment is an outline sticker on a circle of white card.

Friday, 29 May 2020

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Use a Stencil


There's a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time we'd like you to use a stencil on your creation.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make the background for my card I used a stencil which came from with Making Cards magazine a couple of years ago.

I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink with a make up sponge and then trimmed the panel down to fit my card.  The sentiment is from Uniko and I layered with black card and some black punched paper dots.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We're back today with a new challenge on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


To make my card I used:

- Cuddly Critters Hippo digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes
Sognando Scrap - anything goes
The Sketchy Challenge - anything goes

Bugaboo Stamps - Humour Me Wednesday


It's Humour Me Wednesday on the Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:


Did you know that on 27 May it's Health and Fitness Day?!  That's the theme I chose for my card - I just couldn't resist this great digi stamp to illustrate it!

So here's what I used to make my card:

- Frame It Gertrude Fitness Protection digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Craftwork Cards
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

You can see the rest of today's cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/red
Allsorts Challenge Blog - ginghams, stripes or dots
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog - anything goes

The Male Room Challenge - Landscapes


Today I'm sharing my first DT card for The Male Room Challenge Blog!!

A big thank you to Jane and the rest of the team for asking me to join you all - I'm really looking forward to being part of the Design Team.

Back to today's new challenge:


Have a look at the challenge blog here for all the challenge details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Stampin' Up inks in Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight
- Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean
- card stock from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations

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

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Reminder - Use a Die Cut


We've reached the mid-way point in our current challenge on the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Blog.  This month our theme is:


You can find all the details in the post from the start of the challenge here and the mid-way challenge post is here.

To make my card I used:

- snowflake cutting/embossing folder from John Next Door
- snowflake die from Sweet Dixie 
- outline sticker sentiments from Woodware
- other card, paper and gems from Craft Creations

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

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - cut it out (die cuts)
Creative Knockouts - embossing delights

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

New from KLM Digital Designs - Hometown Church


I'm back today with another DT card from KLM Digital Designs using one of this month's new release images.

This one is called 'Hometown Church' and you can find it here in the shop.

There are another two sentiments in the set:

'welcome to our church'

and 

'congratulations on your wedding day'
 to colour the image
- patterned paper from K&Co Designs
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - anything goes

Monday, 25 May 2020

New from KLM Digital Designs - Come Sail Away


I'm back today to share a DT card made with another of this month's new releases from KLM Digital Designs.

This beautiful image and sentiment are from the 'Come Sail Away' digi stamp set which you can find here on the website.

As well as the sentiment I've used the set also contains two other sentiments:

'come sail away with me'

and 

'let your dreams set sail'

To make my card I've also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from K&Co
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

QKR Stampede - anything goes

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Weekly Inspiration Post for The Little Paper Tree


Today I'm sharing another card designed for The Little Paper Tree online craft shop.


I'm sharing another card made from the new Catherine Pooler Designs Grace in Blooms stamp set:


You can find the stamp set here in the shop and there are matching dies available too.

Last week I used the main flower to make my card here and today I've used one of the smaller stamps (bottom left corner on the picture above).

I simply repeat stamped in black ink and then added one of the sentiments and layered everything with black and white card.  I finished the card by adding black gems to the centres of the flowers.

If you like the stamp set or anything else in the shop, use my code helenpapertree to get 10% off your order.

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

As You Like It Challenge - favourite embellishment (gems - the black gems I've used here make the flowers pop)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - say it with flowers
The Flower Challenge - monochrome

Saturday, 23 May 2020

LeAnn's World 101 Progressive Challenge - Mike


Today I'm sharing my DT card for the LeAnn's World 101 Progressive Challenge.


You can find the Progressive Challenge in the Facebook Group here - the challenge is pinned to the top of the group or you can find it through the photos section.

This month the image for the challenge is 'Mike'.  If you entered the last Progressive Challenge then you can get this month's image free - just follow the instructions.  If this is your first time taking part, the image is available with 50% off here.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Dovecraft
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - gingham stripes and dots
As You Like It Challenge Blog - favourite embellishment (punched paper dots - I punch these myself so they coordinate perfectly with my project)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - anything goes with a masculine twist
Passion for Promarkers - spots and/or stripes

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Use Some Silver


It's time for another challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to use some silver.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

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


To make my card I used a die from Crafters Companion which was a free gift with a magazine a while back.

The silver card I used is from The Paperbox Limited - it's wonderful because even though it's glitter card it's completely non-shed.

I also used paper and card from Craft Creations.

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

Friday, 22 May 2020

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - A Little Note and Love to Bake


Today I'm sharing my DT cards made with two of this month's new release images from All Dressed Up Stamps.

My first card (above) features 'A Little Note' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from American Crafts
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

And this is my second card:


This one features 'Love to Bake' which you can find here.

To make this card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

New Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dry Embossing


It's time for another challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time it's D is for dry embossing.

Have a look here on the challenge blog for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

To make my card I've used:

- embossing folder from Stampin' Up
- purple pearl card
- Something Wonderful stamp from Inkylicious
- dies from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another anything goes challenge on the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - just remember that you must have some colouring on your project.

You can find more details about the challenge and lots of inspiration here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is:


To make my card I've used:

- Bunny Hearts Girl digi stamp from Conie Fong available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from The Works
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - fabulously feminine
Dragonfly Dreams - ribbon, lace and /or pearls
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - anything goes

Thursday, 21 May 2020

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - CASE Your Wardrobe


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to CASE your wardrobe.

CASE stands for copy and share everything so we're asking you to choose and item of clothing and use it as the inspiration for your creation.

You can find more details and inspiration here on the challenge blog.

I have a favourite top which has black and white small flowers on it with silver highlights so I've used that as my inspiration.

To make my card I used:

- Happiness stamp from Inkylicious
- patterned paper from Dovecraft
- scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes/Layer It Up


There's a new challenge today in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group - this month it's anything goes with a SheepSki Designs image with the optional theme of 'layer it up'.

Head over to the Facebook Group here for all the details and to see the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team - you need to look for the photo album for the challenge.

To make my card I used:

- Clematis Trellis digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned papers from Hot Off the Press
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes
Creations in Pink - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - for the ladies

GDT Card for Stampers Delights - Message in a Bottle


Today I'm sharing another GDT card for Stampers Delights using one of the gorgeous mermaid new release images for May.

This is Kawaii Message in a Bottle and the image is available here on the website.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper, card and gems from Craft Creations
- Spellbinders die

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

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

New Arty Divas Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Arty Divas Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our challenge is sponsored by:


I use the super cute 'Rosey With Coloured Flower' set which is available here - the images are pre-coloured and come in a variety of colours.

I made a second card using one of the other images:


To make my cards I also used:

- paper and card from Craft Creations
- sentiment circles from Craftwork Cards
- flower punch from Stampin' Up

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

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - anything goes

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Sketch


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time we've got a sketch that we'd like you to use when you make your cards:


Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- So Santa stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the stamped image
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- snowflake embellishment from Dovecraft
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Christmas With the Cuties - red and green

Ike's World Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes/Q is for Quartz Palette


It's time for the mid-challenge reminder post on the Ike's World Challenge Blog.  This month it's anything goes with the option to follow our journey through the alphabet.  We've reached the letter Q and it's Q is for quartz palette:


Have a look at the challenge blog here for the initial challenge post and here for the challenge reminder.

To make my card I used:

- Blossom digi stamp from Ike's World available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Craft Sensations
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes
Creations in Pink Challenge - anything goes

Monday, 18 May 2020

Guest Designer Card for The Paper Girls Challenge - All About Boys


A few weeks back I won a challenge on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog and I was invited to be a Guest Designer for today's new challenge - of course I said yes!!

The theme for today's new challenge is 'boys' and you can find all the details and inspiration here.

To make my card I used the following from Stampin' Up

- Well Dressed stamp set
- patterned paper
- sentiment from Sending You Thoughts stamp set
- stitched dies
- Mossy Meadow card

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

Creative Craft Cottage - make it masculine
Penny Black and More - men and boys

The Male Room Craft Challenge Facebook Group - Lockdown Event


Jane from The Male Room Challenge Blog has been running Lockdown Events in their Facebook Group and I've part in the most recent ones over the last two weekends.

Last weekend there was a Stash Dash - 30 seconds to think of a masculine project and 30 seconds to grab up to 10 items from your stash.

Then this last weekend, we posted the project we made with the stash collected and this is mine:


So I used:

- Happy Tails stamp set from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Craft Creations
- black Versafine ink pad
- black gems
- two circle dies
- other card and paper also from Stampin' Up

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

Use Your Stuff Challenge - patterns (on the background paper and stamped on the strip at the left of the card)
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - anything goes/black and white

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything But a Card Monday


Today I'm sharing a book mark I made for Anything But a Card Monday on the Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog.


Have a look at the Blog here to see more projects from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my bookmark I used:

- Tulip Jar digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- red pearl card
- other paper and card from Craft Creations
- ribbon from my stash

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

Let's Craft and Create - anything goes/use ribbon, lace or twine
Dragonfly Dreams - ribbon, lace and/or pearls
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - add a ribbon and/or a bow

New Artsystamper Digital Challenge - It's a Guy Thing


We've got another new challenge today on the Artsystamper Digital Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'it's a guy thing'.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used the Outdoorsman Masculine set:


You can find the set here in the Etsy shop.

I used the pre-coloured main image, the landscape and the birds to make a scene and then added the Happy Birthday sentiment.

I added Distress Ink round the image panel and then layered with green card.  The base card is made from kraft card embossed with a Do Crafts embossing folder.

If you'd like to find out more about Artsystamper follow these links:
Artsystamper (YouTube)
Artsystamper (Facebook)
Artsystamper (Instagram)
Artsystamper Art (Facebook Group

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

CD Sunday Challenge - anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - for the men/boys

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Weekly Post for The Little Paper Tree


I'm back today with another DT project for The Little Paper Tree online craft shop.


Today I'm using one of the new Catherine Pooler Designs stamps - this one is called 'Grace in Blooms':


You can find the set here in the shop and there are coordinating dies available too.

I've kept my first card made with the set very simple.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and layered on to black paper and purple pearl card.

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

I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Double D Challenges - lavender, lilac, purple
Stamping Sensations - say it with flowers

Saturday, 16 May 2020

GDT Card for Stampers Delights - May Progressive Challenge


Today I'm sharing another GDT card for Stampers Delights - this one is for the May Progressive Challenge.

You can find the Progressive Challenge in the Stampers Delights Fan Group here on Facebook.  Have a look in the photos section for the album for this month.

And this is the image set for May:


I used the fish bowl, the two fishes and one of the ferns and then added in a sentiment from the Make a Splash new release set which is here.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
 - patterned papers from Dovecraft
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/nature

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Candy Canes


We've got a new challenge today at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and today it's anything goes with the option of candy canes.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

And the prize on offer for this week's winner is:


To make my card I used:

- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- gold glitter tape from The Works
- gold gems from JD Crafts
- other card from Craft Creations

Friday, 15 May 2020

New Scribbles Challenge - Brads, Buttons or Bows


There's a new challenge today on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog and this month we'd like to see you use brads, buttons or bows on your creations.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Cute Button digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- patterned papers from Limetree Crafts
- buttons from Dovecraft
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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