Saturday, 28 March 2020

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Include a Star or Two or More


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and as always, it's anything goes with an optional twist which this week is to include a star or two or more.

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 this paper pad:


To make my card I used punches, patterned paper and a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up.  I added some copper outline sticker strips on the paper layers and to hang the baubles from.

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

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - anything festive goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - anything goes

Friday, 27 March 2020

Freebie Friday from Bugaboo Stamps - Garden Bunny


It's Friday which means a brand new Freebie Friday from Bugaboo Stamps!

This week it's the super cute Garden Bunny image - to get yours, head over to the Bugaboo Stamps website here.

You can also find lots of inspiration using the image here on the Catch the Bug blog.

To make my card I also used:

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

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

Passion for Promarkers - bunnies and/or chicks
Crafty Cardmakers - spring
Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge - anything goes

New Alphabet Challenge - Z is for Zoo Animals


There's a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time we've reached the letter Z so we would like to see zoo animals on your creations.

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

To make my card I used:

- The Gang's All Meer stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from K&Co
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

New Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes


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

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Footballer digi stamp from Polkadoodles available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/for him
Dream Valley Challenges - one for the boys

Thursday, 26 March 2020

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Cute Animals


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog - it was my turn to choose this time and I decided on 'cute animals'.

Have a look on 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:

- Koala Tea Time stamp set from Sunshine and Bee Designs
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Craft Creations and The Paper Studio
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes
Creations in Pink - anything goes

Tuesday, 24 March 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 inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

We don't have a sponsor for this challenge so it's just for fun.

I'm sharing a card I've made using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and punch from Stampin' Up.  The green card and stamped sentiment I've used are also from Stampin' Up.

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

Always Fun Challenges - birthday wishes
Daring Cardmakers - floral focus
Penny Black and More - spring flowers
Stamping Sensations - spring florals

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Use a Stencil


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time we'd like you to use a stencil on your creation.

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

To create the background for my card I used the Mid Century Modern stencil from Uniko with Distress Ink.

I then stamped one of the images and a sentiment from the Stampin' Up Epic Celebrations stamp set and die them into circles.

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/for him
Watercooler Wednesday - anything goes/masculine twist

Monday, 23 March 2020

New from KLM Designs - Decorative Egg


Today I'm sharing another card made with one of this month's new release images from KLM Digital Designs and this one is called Decorative Egg.

You can find the image here in the outline shop.

I also used one of the sentiments which comes with the main image.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Dovecraft and Stampin' Up.

The ribbon I've used is from my stash and the green card from Stampin' Up.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - spring/Easter sentiment

Sunday, 22 March 2020

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - Spring Has Sprung and Love You Mum


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

The first one (above) was made using the very cute Spring Has Sprung - the image is available here in the Etsy shop.

And here is the second card:


For this card I used Love You Mum - this image is available here in the Etsy shop.

To make my cards I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the images
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up (first card)
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

You can find more inspiration using these and the other new releases from March here in the Facebook group and here on the challenge blog.

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

Use Your Stuff - spring (first card)
Creative Craft Cottage - for the girls
Creative Moments - anything goes

New from Twinkle Lane Designs - Single Sunflower


Today I'm sharing a GDT card for Twinkle Lane Designs using the beautiful new 'Single Sunflower' digi stamp:


You can find this beautiful digi stamp here in the Etsy shop.

I've also used two designs from the "Sunny Sunflowers" digi paper pack:


You can find the digi paper pack here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some green card and yellow ribbon from Stampin' Up to finish my card.

There's more information and inspiration here on the Twinkle Lane Designs blog.

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

Creative Craft Cottage - for the girls
Dragonfly Dreams - make it feminine
CD Sunday Plus - anything goes 

Saturday, 21 March 2020

New from KLM Designs - Egg Painter


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

This is 'Egg Painter' and you can find him here in the online shop.

I also used one of the sentiments which comes with the image.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and I die cut it with a Stampin' Up scalloped die.  The patterned papers I've used are from Craft Creations and Stampin' Up.

If you'd like to keep up to date with all the news from KLM Digital Designs then follow these links:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/klmdigitaldesigns/
Website - https://klmdigitaldesign.com/

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - spring/Easter sentiment
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog - Easter or spring

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Inspired by a Christmas Song or Carol


We're back today with a new challenge on Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything goes with the option to share something inspired by a Christmas song or carol.

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

And here is the stamp set on offer for the winner of the challenge:


I've made a clean and simple card using Stampin Up stamps - I stamped in black Versafine and then layered up with black and white card.

Friday, 20 March 2020

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes/Fur, Feather or Wings


We've got a new challenge today in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group - it's anything goes using a SheepSki Designs image with the option to feature fur, feather or wings.

To join in, head over to the Facebook Group here and look for the photo album for Challenge 46.

To make my card I used:

- Smile digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Time Out Challenges - birthdays
Creatalicious Challenges - anything goes/layer it up

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Off the Edge


We've got a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'off the edge'.

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

I created the 'off the edge' part of my card using a die from Stampin' Up which I cut out in black and silver, layering them together with the silver die cut dropped just below the black one.

I added some strips of black and silver to the card and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, 19 March 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.

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

This week we are sponsored by the wonderful:


To make my card I used:

- Annabell and Aggie digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin Up
- patterned paper from my stash
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/for her

New from Ike's Art - Cubimals


Brand new from Ike's Art is the super cute Cubimals:


You can find them here in the Ike's Art shop.

To make my card I picked four of the images, coloured them and then cut them out before matting on to white card.

I also used:

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

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

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Bugaboo Stamps New Release - Balloon Bear 2


It's Tuesday so that means a new release from Bugaboo Stamps!

This week we have the very cute 'Balloon Bear 2' for you - head over to the website here to get yours for a discounted price for the next week.

To make my card I've also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from my stash
- circular sentiment from Craftwork Cards
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Time Out Challenges - birthday
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - anything goes

Ike's World Challenge Reminder - O is for Anything Goes/Outside Your Comfort Zone


We've reached the midway point in our current challenge on the Ike's World Challenge Blog - it's anything goes with the option to go outside your comfort zone!

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

I've gone outside my comfort zone by water colouring my image!  I used water colour pens scribbled on an acrylic block with a waterbrush.  It took me a long time to do but I was pleased with the results in the end!

The image I've used is called Hydrangea and you can find it here in the Ike's Art store.

I added some card from Paper Box as my backing and some little black gems to finish the card.

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

- Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - anything goes
Always Fun Challenges - flowers
Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/for her

Monday, 16 March 2020

New from KLM Digital Designs - Bunny and Butterfly


Today I'm sharing a card showcasing one of this month's new releases from KLM Digital Designs - meet Bunny and Butterfly.

You can find the image here on the new website.

I also used one of the sentiments which comes with the image.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and I used papers from Dovecraft and a Stampin' Up punch for the flower.  The other card and paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

If you'd like to keep up to date with all the news from KLM Digital Designs then follow these links:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/klmdigitaldesigns/
Website - https://klmdigitaldesign.com/

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

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge - Easter or spring
Paperminutes - spring
I Love Promarkers - anything goes/add a sentiment

Sunday, 15 March 2020

New Scribbles Designs Challenge - In Bloom


We've got a new challenge today on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'in bloom'.

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

To make my card I used:

- Flower Pot 2 digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper, green card and sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Unicorn Challenge Blog - flower power

New Createful Heart Design Challenge - Anything Goes


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

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

To make my card I used:

- Latte Love digi stamp available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from The Paper Studio
- gems from Poundland
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Creative Crafters Challenge - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - anything goes
Papercraft Challenge - pastel colours

New Sparkles Challenge - Easter


We're back today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog with a new challenge and this time we're looking for Easter creations.

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

Here's what I used to make my card:

- Bunny Painting digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Dovecraft
- scallop die and flower punch from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Allsorts Challenge - lots of dots
Watercooler Wednesday - all about occasions

Saturday, 14 March 2020

New Perfectly CAS Challenge - Die Cuts


This month on the Perfectly CAS Challenge we want to see your card using die cuts.


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

I used the Perky Poppy die from Memory Box cutting it twice, once in black and one in red.  I used the black outline and filled in the outline with red.

I stamped the sentiment using a Stampin' Up stamp.

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

Unicorn Challenge Blog - flower power

New Crafty Friends Challenge - Ladies/Girls


We've got a new challenge today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and this time we want to see creations for or featuring ladies or girls.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

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

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/No Patterned Paper


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this time it's anything goes with the option to have no patterned paper on your creation.

Head over to the challenge blog here for more 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 an embossing folder, green card, sentiment and die from Stampin' Up.  The other card and paper is from Craft Creations.

Friday, 13 March 2020

New Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y is for Youth


On the Alphabet Challenge Blog we've reached the letter Y.  Our chosen theme is Y is for Youth - we want to see something for youngsters.

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 a topper and two papers from Making Cards magazine.  

I die cut the striped paper using a banner die and added a circle sentiment from Making Cards magazine 

Thursday, 12 March 2020

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Spring Flowers


We're back today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog with a new challenge and this time we want to see spring flowers on your creation.

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

To make my card I've used one of the toppers and two of the papers from the latest issue of Making Cards magazine.

I die cut the topper with a Stampin Up die and then drew around the outside of the die on the darker green paper and cut out a mat for my image.

The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin' Up and I finished the card with three black gems.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

New Arty Divas Challenge - Anything Goes


We're back today on the Arty Divas Challenge Blog with a new anything goes challenge.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


To make my card I've used:

- Birthday Buddies digi stamp set from Jan's Digi Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Papermania
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I've used:

- Bookworm digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Dovecraft
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

LeAnn's World 101 March Inspiration Post - Bunny Play


Today it's my turn to share a card on the LeAnn's World Inspiration Blog.

You can find my card here.

To make my card I've used the very cute Bunny Play digi stamp which you can find here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added a strip of patterned paper from Stampin' Up across the top of the image panel.  I added some faux stitching to the patterned paper and an outline sticker sentiment.

Cardz 4 Guyz - Begins With an F


We're back today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge with a new challenge and this time we want to see something that 'begins with an F' on your design.

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

I'm sharing another of the cards I made for the recent Card Hut Create and Craft TV show introducing the Garden Sheds stamp collection which is available here.


This guy is part of the 'Putting In the Work' stamp set which comes with various stamps to make up a scene.  I used the punchbag and the boxing glove over the man's hand.

I also used:

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

Monday, 9 March 2020

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Gorgeous Greens


We're back today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog with a brand new challenge and this time we'd like to see your gorgeous greens!

Head over to the challenge blog here for more details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge but we will still be choosing a top 3.

I've made another card using the my new Koala Tea Time stamp set from Sunshine and Bee Designs - you can find it here.

I also used:

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

Saturday, 7 March 2020

New Simply Create Too Challenge - Shaped Cards (No Squares or Rectangles)


We've got a new challenge this month on the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog and this time we want to see your shaped cards - no squares or rectangles.

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

I'm sharing the first card I've made using a new stamp set from Sunshine and Bee Designs, the very cute Koala Tea Time which is available here.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used a tag card from Little Claire Designs with some patterned paper from Stampin' Up.  

The sentiment I've used is from Uniko Designs and I finished the card with some white sheer ribbon coloured with a Promarker to match my card.

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

Little Red Wagon - tie one on
Always Fun Challenges - shades of green
Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/green

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes


It's the first Saturday of the month so that means an 'anything goes' challenge on the Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.


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

To make my card I've used:

- BugKittyblocks digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- computer generated sentiment 
- paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Creative Knockouts - lots of layers
I Love Promarkers - anything goes/add a sentiment
Show Us Your Pussycats - furrything goes

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Santa Claus


It's Saturday so we're back with a new challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog.  It's always anything Christmas goes with an optional twist which this week is to feature Santa Claus of Father Christmas on your design.

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've used:

- Juggling Santa digi stamp from KLM Digital Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Time to Craft
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

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