Friday, 17 January 2020

Bugaboo Stamps 10th Annual Birthday Bash - Day 7


We've reached the final day of our Birthday Bash for this year - hasn't the week gone quickly?!

Today we have a new Friday Freebie for you to collect here and also a photo inspiration challenge:



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

I used the Friday Freebie image on my card and also the colours from the photo.

I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Craft Creations and Echo Park
- other card and paper from Craft Creations
- Card Candi and sentiment from Craftwork Cards

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

The Creative Crafter's Challenge - anything goes
Double D Challenges - balloons
Passion for Promarkers - animals

New Alphabet Challenge Blog - U is for Use Washi Tape


It's time for another challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and we've reached the letter U which is U is for Use Washi Tape!

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

I used some washi tape I got from Dovecraft - two different designs.  I punched out a bauble shape with a Stampin' Up punch and added the tape to a piece of card underneath.

I added another strip of washi tape on the left hand side of the panel and added a stamped sentiment.

The panel was matted on to Silver No Shed Glitter Card from The Paperbox Ltd available here

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

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

New Sparkles Challenge - Winter Blues


This month at the Sparkles Challenge our theme is 'winter blues'.

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

I used reverse masking for my card, cutting the aperture for my mask with a Stampin' Up die.  I inked through the aperture using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then stamped the trees from the Stampin' Up Winter Woods stamp set.

I added a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and some glitter glue round the edge of the inked shape.

I layered the panel on to a piece of A4 Silver Pearl Paper from The Papebox Ltd available here.

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

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes

Kreativ-Tanten Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes


It's time for our reminder post on the Kreativ-Tanten Challenge Blog and this month it's an anything goes challenge.

Have a look here on the challenge blog here for all the details and inspiration.

To make my card I used:

- Big and Bold Happy stamp and die set from Uniko Stamps available here
- papers and card from Craft Creations

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

The Male Room Challenge - anything goes
Ike's World Challenge - M is for male

New Createful Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for another challenge at the Createful Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, we've got an anything goes theme.

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

To make my card I've used:

- Yarn Playing Kitty digi stamp from Createful Heart Design available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Craft Creations and Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Papercraft Challenge - use a minimum of 2 designer papers
Passion for Promarkers - animals
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

New Perfectly Clean and Simple Challenge - One Layer


It's time for our first challenge of the year on the Perfectly CAS Challenge Blog:


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

I used one of the stamps from the Straight Up Floral Set from Stamping Bella, stamped on to a Craft Creations card base and coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from Little Claire Designs and I finished the card by adding two lines of faux stitching.

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog - say it with flowers
Unicorn Challenge Blog - CAS
A Place to Start - anything goes/CAS

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.

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:


and


To make my card I used:

- 4 Block Tulip Square digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- card and paper from Craft Creations

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 lots of inspiration.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

I've made some ATCs for the challenge and here's what I used:

- Fairy Collage 5 sheet from Tandiart available here
- patterned papers from Craft Creations and papercraft magazine
- flower punches
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Bugaboo Stamps 10th Annual Birthday Bash - Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of the Bugaboo Stamps 10th Annual Birthday Bash!

Today's challenge is:


and we also have a fabulous new release image if you want to use it which is called Pig - Birthday Present.  You can find it here in the shop.

I've used the new release image for my card and from the bingo board I've followed the diagonal line of stripes - Bugaboo image - gems.

Here's what I've used to make my card:

- Pig - Birthday Present digi stamp
- Promarkers to colour the image
- papers from Craft Creations and The Paper Studio
- circle sentiment from Craftwork Cards
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Clean and Simple


We're back today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog with a brand new challenge and this time we want you to keep it clean and simple.

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

I've used a Stampin' Up stamp set called On to Adventure and picked out the golfer stamp with one of the sentiments.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.

The patterned paper is from Craft Creations and I chose it because it reminds me of golfing jumpers!  The card I've used is also from Craft Creations.

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

The Male Room - anything goes
Ike's World Challenge - M is for male

Sunday, 12 January 2020

New from KLM Digital Designs - Mailbox Greetings


Today I'm sharing my first DT card from KLM Digital Designs!

I made this card using the very cute 'Mailbox Greetings' digi stamp which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations, gems from Dovecraft and Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

Keep an eye out for more cards using KLM Digital Designs during the month!

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

Creative Fingers Challenge - anything goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge - anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Use Your Stuff - anything goes

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Bugaboo Stamps 10th Annual Birthday Bash - Day 1


Welcome to the first day of the 10th Annual Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Bash!


Head over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all the details and to see lots of inspiration from the Design Team!

To make my card I used:

- Pretty Cow digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- papers from Poundland
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Try it on Tuesday - what a cutie/make someone smile
Use Your Stuff - anything goes (using papers from my stash)
Crafty Animals - anything goes

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Feature a Creature


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything goes with the option to feature a creature.

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

To make my card I used:

- Moose Ornaments digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper and sentiment from Stampin' Up
other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - celebrations
Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes

Friday, 10 January 2020

Inspiration Post for LeAnn's World 101 - Meet Caite!


Today it's my turn to share a card on the LeAnn's World 101 inspiration blog.

You can see my post here.

Here's what I used to make my card:

- Caite digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Poundland
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Watercooler Wednesday - anything goes/feminine
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Creations in Pink - anything goes

Bugaboo Freebie Friday - Hey There!


It's time for another Freebie Friday from Bugaboo Stamps and today it's 'Hey There!'.

Head over to the website here to get yours.

To make my card I used:

- Hey There digi stamp
- Promarkers to colour my image
- stamped sentiment from Little Claire Designs
- ribbon from my stash
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Creative Knockouts - celebrations
Seize the Birthday - layer it
Crafty Animals - anything goes

New My Time to Craft Challenge - New Stash


It's time for our first challenge of the year on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time we'd like to see something made with new stash.

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

I've used a new stamp set from Stamping Bella called 'Straight Up Floral Set'.

The sentiment I used is from Visible Image and I coloured the image with Promarkers.  The card I've used is from Craft Creations.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - fun with florals
The Sisterhood of Crafters - thinking of you
A Place to Start - anything goes/clean and simple

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today 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 inspiration.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Wine Bottle With Grapes digi stamp from Pattie's Creations available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from First Edition
- birthday sentiment from Craftwork Cards
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Bugaboo Stamps New Release - Bobble Head Farmer and Bobble Head Pig!


Today we have not one but two new releases for you from Bugaboo Stamps!

Head over to the Bugaboo Stamps website here to pick up your images.

For my first card (above) I used:

- Bobble Head Pig
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from The Works
- other card and paper from Craft Creations
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up

And here's my second card:


For this one I used:

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

You can see more inspiration 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:

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

New Get Creative Challenge - Something New


It's time for the first challenge of the year on the Get Creative Challenge Blog and our theme is 'something new'.  Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


My something new could be either a new car or passing a driving test.

To make my card I used:

- Mini Cooper digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- atlas page
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Ike's World Challenge - anything goes/M is for male

Saturday, 4 January 2020

New Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Trim the Tree


It's our first challenge of the year on the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and today it's anything goes with the optional theme 'trim the tree'.


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

To make my card I've used:

- Stampin Up Christmas Gleaming stamp set and punches
- patterned paper and Mossy Meadow card from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations
- Versamark ink and gold embossing powder

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life - anything goes

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Upcycle or Use Something Old


It's time for another challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything goes with the option to upcycle or use something old.

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

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


For my card I've used something old - a wood mounted Penny Black stamp which I bought many years ago!

Here's what I used:

- Penny Black 'Carolling Penguins' stamp
- Promarkers to colour the image
- sentiment stamp from Little Claire Designs
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes
Challenge Up Your Life - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - something old or something new (something old: my stamp)

Friday, 3 January 2020

New LeAnn's World 101 Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the LeAnn's World 101 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 inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Cheers to You digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from my stash
- stamped sentiment from Lili of the Valley
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - something new (New Year)
Moving Along With the Times - all things new (New Year)
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - anything goes

New Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday


It's our first Freebie Friday of the year at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today's image is called Lil Bear Bday 2 and you can get yours by going to the Bugaboo Stamps website here.

To make my card I used:

- Freebie Friday image
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterend paper from Craft Creations
- other card and paper from Craft Creations
- stamped sentiment from Little Claire Designs

New Alphabet Challenge - T is for Try Something New


It was my turn to choose the theme for today's new Alphabet Challenge - we've reached the letter T so I chose 'try something new'.  It could be a new technique or new stash - the choice is yours!

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

I've used the Stamping Bella 'Little Bits Floral Set' which I recently bought from an online Craft Destash group.

My Mum wanted a simple 'thinking of you' card so I just stamped three of the flowers and coloured them in with Promarkers.  The patterned paper is from a pad I bought in Poundland.

New Simply Create Too Challenge - Monochrome


It's our first challenge of the year on the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for monochrome creations.

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:

- Stampin' Up Night in Bethlehem stamp set 
- Distress Inks for background
- A4 Silver Pearl Paper from The Paper Box available here
- A4 black paper from The Paper Box available here

Thursday, 2 January 2020

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Haberdashery


It's time for the first challenge of the year on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'haberdashery'.

For all the details about the challenge and to see the inspiration from the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I used:

- Mannequin digi stamp from Twinkle Lane Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Forever Friends Christmas pad
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Kreativ-Tanten Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for a new challenge on the Kreativ-Tanten Challenge Blog and this month it's an 'anything goes' theme.

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

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


To make my card I used the 'Modern Anemone' stamp set from Altenew which was the cover gift in the most recent issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft.

I used Stampin' Up inks, coloured card and gems to make my card and a stamped sentiment from Uniko.

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - something new (the Altenew stamp set)
Creative Inspirations Challenge - something new or something old (new stamp set)

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

New 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - An Old Fashioned Christmas


It's time for the first challenge of the year on the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up and this month it's anything Christmas goes with the optional twist of 'an old fashioned Christmas'.

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

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is:


For my card I used four of the images from the 'Christmas Minis 2' collage sheet which you can find here.   The images are supposed to 1 inch in diameter but I enlarged them before choosing four of the Santa pictures to print out.

I used some paper and a sentiment from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and the other paper and card I've used is from Craft Creations.

Scribbles Designs Christmas Inspiration Challenge: Mid-Challenge Reminder


Have you been playing along with our Christmas Inspiration Celebration over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog?  If not there are still a few more days to join in - head over the challenge blog here for all the details about taking part.

As well as the Celebration event, we're also running a challenge with the theme 'Happy Holidays' which is in the same post.

To make my card I used:

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

New Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes/Paper Piecing


It's time for a new challenge on the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and this month it's anything goes with the option of paper piecing.

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

I've used a Woodware stamp called 'Beary Christmas' - I stamped it onto white card and also on to red paper with white spots on it.  The base image was coloured with Promarkers and then I cut out the sections of his hat and scarf and paper pieced them on to the base image.

I used a sentiment from Stampin' Up and then layered the card with matching patterned paper and red and white card.

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

Christmas With the Cuties - Christmas cuties
Animal Friends Challenge - polar bears
Crafty Creations Challenge - anything goes

New Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


It's the first challenge of the year on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and we've got an anything goes theme for you.

Take a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the creations from the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Windmill stamp by Dennis Lewan from The Card Hut available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Dovecraft
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for our first challenge of the year on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog and it's an 'anything goes' theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here to find our more and see lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Tudor House stamp by Dennis Lewan available here from The Card Hut
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Echo Park
- shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for the first challenge of 2020 over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

It's always anything goes as long as it's Christmas themed.  Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

I'm sharing another of the cards I made for my Mum to give to the people who come to the French classes she teaches.

I used a bauble punch from Stampin' Up and a computer generated sentiment.

Here's the design in a different colour scheme:


The paper I used for both cards is from Craft Creations.

New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - For a Child


It's time for the first challenge of the year on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog and this month we'd like to see a card for a child.

Take 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:

- Elfie stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Passion for Promarkers - mega Christmas challenge
Paperminutes - little gifts

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