Thursday, 27 February 2020

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Shoes


We're back today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'shoes'.

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

To make my card I used:

- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- ribbon from Stampin' Up
- computer generated quotation
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

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 theme.

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

This week our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful:
We were all given a beautiful stamp to work with:


The stamp is called 'Keepsake' and you can find it here on The Project Bin website.

I combined the stamped image with some digi paper from Thoughtful Studio available as a freebie through the Thoughtfully Facebook Group and card and paper from Craft Creations.

New Arty Divas Challenge - Anything Goes


We're back to on the Arty Divas Challenge Blog with another anything goes challenge.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- pre coloured digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- sentiment from Craftwork Cards
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Use Ink and/or Paint


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to use ink and/or paint on your designs.

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

I've made a card using the reverse masking technique.  I used Distress Inks applied through a circular aperture and then stamped the main image from the Stampin' Up stamp set called 'The Gang's All Meer'.  The sentiment I've used is from the 'Peaceful Moments' stamp set also from Stampin' Up.

I then coloured the stamped image completely with a black Promarker - my inspiration this came from Frenchie Stamps here.

Monday, 24 February 2020

DT Card for the Art and Creations of Lauren C Waterworth - Cute Cats


Today I'm sharing a card I've made using one of the new digi stamps designed by Lauren C Waterworth.

This one is called 'Cute Cats' and you can find it here in her Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  

The patterned paper I've used is one of the digi papers from Lauren's Steampunk Digital Scrapbook Kit which is available here.

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

CD Sunday Challenge - anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
Show Us Your Pussycats - furrything goes

Sunday, 23 February 2020

SheepSki Designs Freebie from Kit & Clowder - Jo's Daffodils


How would you like to get the digi stamp I've used for this card free?!

Andrea from SheepSki Designs is very generously giving the image away free via the Kit and Clowder Facebook page so make sure you get hold of yours.

The image is called 'Jo's Daffodils' and to get yours you need to head over to the Kit and Clowder Facebook group here and then head to the freebie announcement post here.  Follow the instructions to get yours.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used patterned paper and card and a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up

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

Time Out Challenges - inspired by words
Creative Knockouts - flower power
I Love Promarkers - anything goes/for a girl

DT Card for KLM Digital Designs - Cupid


Today I'm sharing a DT card for KLM Digital Designs using the beautiful 'Cupid' digi stamp set.

You can find it here in the Etsy shop.

And here's what's included in the set:

I've combined the main image with one of the sentiments and coloured it with Promarkers.

The paper I've used is from Stampin' Up and I added some pink gems and two tiny hearts cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  The rest of the card and paper is from Craft Creations.

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

Crafty Gals Corner - add a heart
Crafty Cardmakers - love is all you need
Sweet Stampers Challenge - hearts and/or flowers
Pattie's Creations Challenge - love, love, love
Creative Craft Cottage - add a heart

Saturday, 22 February 2020

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - Love Potion and Wear With Style


Today I'm sharing two cards using February new release images from All Dressed Up Stamps.

For my first card (above) I used the beautiful 'Love Potion' image which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

I also used:

- A4 Chilli Red Pearl Paper from The Paperbox Limited available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- Cuttlebug embossing folder and Stampin' Up die
- A4 Silver Glitter Card from The Paperbox Limited available here
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes/embossing
Sweet Stampers Challenge - hearts and/or flowers
I Love Promarkers - anything goes/for a girl

And this is my second card:


This image is called 'Wear With Style' and you can find it here in the Etsy shop.

I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper and flower punch from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment
Passion for Promarkers - use 3 of something (3 girls)

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


We're back with another challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge today and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to use some gold.

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

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


To make my card I used a Gemini die and stamp combination from Crafter's Companion.

I used some of the A4 non-shed Gold Glitter card from The Paperbox Limited available here combined with black paper and a snowflake punch.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - feature a sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment

Friday, 21 February 2020

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Rubber Stamps, No Digis


We're back today with a new challenge on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time we want to see you using rubber stamps on your creations - no digi stamps allowed.

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

I'm sharing a card I made for The Card Hut's shows last weekend on Create and Craft - the set is part of the Garden Sheds stamp collection designed by the very talented Mark Bardsley.


This set is called 'Keeping Fit' and is available on its own or as part of a bundle here on The Card Hut website.

As well as two main images in the set and two sentiments, you also get separate dumbell stamps so I repeat stamped them to create a border down the side of the card.

I coloured the images with Promarkers and used paper from my stash plus some black paper to layer the design.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - anything goes plus a sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment
Watercolour Wednesday - anything goes with a masculine twist
A Place to Start - masculine card or project

New Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog and as always it's anything goes as long as you use a hand coloured image.

Take a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by the wonderful:


To make my card I've used:

- New Puppy digi stamp from Twinkle Lane Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything goes plus a sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment

Thursday, 20 February 2020

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes/Add Ribbon and/or a Bow


We've got a new challenge today in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group and this month it's anything goes with a SheepSki Designs digi stamp with the option to add a ribbon and/or a bow.

To join, head over to the Facebook Group here and find the photo album for the current challenge.

You'll also find a separate photo album featuring inspiration from the Design Team.

To make my card I've used:

- Spring Lamb digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment and ribbon from Stampin' up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment
Shopping Our Stash - the great outdoors
Passion for Promarkers - use 3 of something (3 gems)

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Ike's World Challenge Reminder - N is for Naughty or Nice


Today I'm sharing my first card as a member of the Design Team for Ike's World Challenges.  A big thank you to the team for inviting me to join you and giving me such a great welcome too!

We've reached the mid-way stage of our current challenge which is "N is for naughty or nice" or alternatively you can for anything goes.

Head over to the challenge blog here for the mid-way post and lots of great inspiration.

I've used the freebie image which is on offer for this challenge - you can find it here in the original challenge post.  As soon as I saw it, I thought immediately of the TV adverts for the Andrex puppy!!

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

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

Always Fun Challenges - animals
Make My Monday Challenge - critters
Crafter's Castle Challenge - anything goes

Monday, 17 February 2020

Bugaboo Stamps Anything But a Card Monday


It's Monday on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog so that means the Design Team share 'anything but a card' projects!

I decided to make a little tag using a cute digi stamp called 'Kidz Bella Heart' which you can find here on the Bugaboo Stamps website.

To see the projects from the rest of the Design Team head over to the blog here.

I also used Promarkers to colour the image, stitched tag dies, paper and card from Craft Creations and ribbon from Stampin' Up

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

Crafty Cardmakers - love is all you need
Pattie's Creations Challenge - love, love, love
Crafty Gals Corner - add a heart

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Winged Unicorn from Lauren C Waterworth


Today I'm sharing a card made with the beautiful 'Winged Unicorn' digi stamp from Lauren C Waterworth.

Lauren has a wonderful collection of digital scrapbook kits in her Etsy shop here and recently she's also been adding some beautiful digi stamps too.

If you'd like to see what else is available, I have a card made with the 'Steampunk Owl' here and one made with 'Reindeer' here.

You can find 'Winged Unicorn' here.

To make the card I used:

- Winged Unicorn digi stamp
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- glitter pen on the wings (it doesn't show up on the photo!)
- digi paper from the Steampunk Digital Scrapbook Kit here
- Rose Gold non-shed glitter card from The Paperbox available here
- other paper, card and gems from Craft Creations

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

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
As You Like It Challenge - favourite animal (I hope a unicorn counts!  It's perfect for card making because it can be any colour and tie in with your project)

Saturday, 15 February 2020

New Scribbles Designs Challenge - Say It With Snow


We're back today on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog with another challenge and this month our theme is 'say it with snow'.

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

To make my card I used:

- Snow Fun digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Uniko

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

Jingle Belles - red
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - feature a sentiment
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - red

New Createful Heart Design Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the Createful Heart Design Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

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

To make my card I used:

- Bluebell and Maxie digi stamp from Createful Heart Design available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie
Use Your Stuff - critters
Crafty Animals - anything goes
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge - furrything goes

New Sparkles Challenge Blog - Thank You Cards


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month we're looking for thank you cards.

Take a look here on the challenge blog for all the details and lots of inspiration.

To make my card I used dies from the Stampin' Up Peaceful Moments bundle as well as one of the sentiments from the stamp set.

I put the card together with a layer of red card and some gemstones to finish it.

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

Allsorts Challenge - dies and/or punches
Watercooler Wednesday - all about occasions

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


We've got another new challenge today over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this time it's anything goes with the option to 'use some green'.

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 challenge is:


To make my card I used a topper and some background paper from an old issue of Making Cards magazine.  I love the bold sentiment and the pattern on the background paper and I just added some red paper to finish the card.

New Crafty Friends Challenge - Gemstones and/or Pearls


We're back today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog with a new challenge and this time we'd like you to use gemstones and/or pearls.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


You can find their website here.

Here's what I used to make my card:

- Ballerina stamp from DRS Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from The Paper Studio
- other paper and card and gems from Craft Creations

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

Creations in Pink - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/pink

Friday, 14 February 2020

New Perfectly Clean and Simple Challenge - Shapes


We've got a new challenge for you today on the Perfectly Clean and Simple Challenge Blog and this time our theme is:


I have to admit this one had me a bit challenged to start with!  Then I remembered the Mid Century Modern stamp from Uniko here and thought it would be perfect for my card.

I stamped it in black Versafine and then trimmed it to fit one third of the card with the black layer round it.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

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

Seize the Birthday - show me your white space

New Alphabet Challenge - W is for Anything You Wish


We've reached the letter W at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'anything you wish'.

Head over to the challenge blog here to see all the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and more information about the challenge.

I'm showcasing another of The Card Hut stamp sets from The Treading the Boards collection - have a look here for all the details about the stamp set.

I made the card for the Create and Craft Cart Hut TV a couple of weeks back.


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

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 theme.

Have a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Birthday Fun Set from The Cutting Cafe available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Forever Friends
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Arty Divas Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got 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 lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:
We were all given a beautiful set of sentiment stamps from The Project Bin called 'Just Sayin' which you can find here on their website.

I've also used some beautiful papers from Thoughtful Studio - there's also a Facebook Group here.

For my first card (above) I cut a piece of patterned paper into panels with navy card behind to make the panels pop and then some lighter blue card round that.

And here is my second card:


The butterfly is cut from a Memory Box die and I added some gems and a pearl to finish the card.

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

Creative Moments - anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - anything goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes

Friday, 7 February 2020

Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday - Monkey Love Handful of Hearts


It's Friday so that means another fabulous Freebie Friday image from Bugaboo Stamps!

This week it's the super cute 'Monkey Love Handful of Hearts' - make sure you head over to the website here to get yours.

You can also find more inspiration using the Freebie Friday image here on the Bugaboo blog.

To make my card I used:

- Monkey Love Handful of Hearts digi stamp
Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Dovecraft and Poundland
- stamped sentiment from Craft Creations

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

New Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Xmas Wings


There's a new challenge today on the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and this month it's:


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

To make my card I've used:

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

Monday, 3 February 2020

New LeAnn's World Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for our monthly challenge on the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog.  Our theme, as always, is anything goes so everyone can join in!

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

To make my card I used:

- Sher and Mike digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- papers from Craft Creations and Craftwork Cards
- all other paper and card from Craft Creations

Sunday, 2 February 2020

New Kreativ-Tanten Challenge - Get Well Soon


We've got a new challenge today on the Kreativ-Tanten Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'get well soon'.

Take a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration.

To make my card I used:

- Back on Your Feet stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from The Paper Studio
- other card and paper from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up

Saturday, 1 February 2020

New 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Anything Goes/Winter Blues


The start of the month means a new link up on the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge.  This month it's anything Christmas goes with the optional theme of winter blues.

All the details and lots of inspiration can be found here on the challenge blog.

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


To make my card I've used:

- Winter Warm Up digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- washi tape and snowflake embellishment from Dovecraft
- patterned paper from this month's digi paper pack by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

New SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge - Hearts and/or Flowers


We've got a new challenge today on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for hearts and/or flowers.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and inspiration.

To make my card I used:

- Tulip Border digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from The Paper Studio
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

New All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Challenge - Love Is ....


We've got a new challenge today in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group and this month our theme is 'love is ….' - what follows is up to you!

For all the details and inspiration, head over to the Facebook group here and look for the photo album for the February challenge to link up your card.

To make my card I used:
- Little Treasure digi stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour image
- patterned paper from The Paper Studio
- washi tape from my stash
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up

Scribbles Designs Challenge Reminder - Penguin Power


We've reached the mid-way point in our current challenge on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog - our theme is Penguin Power!

There is also still time to enter our special 7th Birthday Event celebrations:


Have a look at the original challenge post here for all the details.

To make my card for the midway post I used:

- Penguin Pyramid digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper and sentiment from Craft Creations

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