Friday, 31 July 2020

New Alphabet Challenge - I is for Island Fun (Anything Tropical)


We've got a new challenge today on The Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time we've reached the letter I.

So our theme for this time is I is for Island Fun or anything tropical.

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

I've used some patterned paper from Stampin' Up layered on to coloured card from Stampin' Up and Bazill Card.

I then used a stamped sentiment and label dies also from Stampin' Up for my focus followed by some clear gems to finish the card.

Tuesday, 28 July 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.

We don't have a sponsor for this challenge so we're playing just for fun.

I'm sharing a card I made recently for one of The Card Hut shows on Create and Craft.

The stamp set I've used is called 'Nothing to Do Fairy' and is part of the Seasonal Fairy Bundle designed by Linda Ravenscroft.

You can find the bundle here on The Card Hut website.

To make my card I also used:

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

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Get Well Wishes


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time our theme is get well wishes.

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've used:

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

Monday, 27 July 2020

Anything But a Card for Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas Teddy Ornament


It's Monday so at Bugaboo Stamps that means:


We've just finished our Christmas in July week and I couldn't resist carrying on the theme with a Christmas tag for Anything But a Card Monday.

To make my tag I used:

- Christmas Teddy Ornament digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up 
- My Favourite Things stitched tag dies

You find more Anything But a Card inspiration here on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Monthly Blog Project for The Little Paper Tree - Grace in Bloom


Today it's my turn to have a project on The Little Paper Tree blog.

Head over to the blog here to see my card and read my hints and tips for making this stamped and layered card.

To make my card I've used the beautiful Grace in Bloom stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs:


You can find the set here in the online shop.

The sentiment I used came from the Thoughtful Phrases stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs:


Head over to the shop website here for these stamp sets and lots, lots more.  And if there's something you'd like to buy, don't forget to use my DT code helenpapertree to get 10% off your order.

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

Shopping Our Stash - black and white
Allsorts Challenge - flowers all over
Dragonfly Dreams - no patterned paper

Saturday, 25 July 2020

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Use Some Twine or Ribbon


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to use some twine or ribbon.

You can find all the details here on the challenge blog together with the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

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


To make my card I punched a bauble shape out of a piece of white card using a punch from Stampin' Up.  Then I wrapped four pieces of ribbon round a scrap piece of card to sit under the punched aperture.

I stamped a sentiment from Stampin' Up on the white card and then attached the card to layers of red and gold paper using foam pads to raise it up over the ribbon wrapped card.

I finished the card with some red gems.

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

Christmas 24 - use ribbons and/or buttons
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - photo inspiration (I used the ribbon in the picture)
Dragonfly Dreams - no patterned paper

Friday, 24 July 2020

Kawaii New Release from Stampers Delights


It's time for the Kawaii new release from Stampers Delights and this month there are three great digi stamp sets to share with you.

The first one (on my card above) is called Tweet:


You can find the set here on the website.

On my card I've combined the branch, the birdhouse, one of the birds and the Home Tweet Home sentiment.  I coloured the images with Promarkers and used some patterned paper and green card from Stampin' Up.  I finished the card with some little pearls.

Next are two super cute craft themed digi stamp sets:


The first one (on the card above) is Crafty Friends:


You can find her here on the website.

Again the image was coloured with Promarkers and the papers I've used are from Craft Creations.

And here's the final one:


This one is called Stick by You:


You can find the set here on the website.

Once again this was coloured with Promarkers and my patterned paper is from Craft Creations.

Aren't they all fabulous sets?!

If you'd like to see more of Stampers Delights then here are some places you can visit:

Stampers Delights Shop - here
Blog - here
Facebook Page (including our Progressive Challenge) - here

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - things with wings and a sentiment (first card)
A Place to Start - flowers (first card)
Daring Cardmakers - power of three (third card: three red gems)
Watercooler Wednesday - occasions (second card: birthday)
Creative Craft Cottage - add flowers (first card)

Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July Day 7 - A Colour Challenge


It's the last day of the Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July event - can you believe this past week has gone by so quickly?!

And this is what we have for you today:


You can find this week's Freebie Friday image here on the website.

And there are more details about the challenge here on the Catch the Bug Blog.

To make my card I also used:

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

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

Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas in July

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Summer Wedding


There's a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time our theme is summer wedding.

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

To make my card I used a Stampin' Up stamp set called Wonderful Moments.  I coloured one of the main images and paper pieced her dress using one of the designs from the Flowers Blooming paper pad from The Works.

I used another piece of the paper as my backing and then layered it with some Bazzill card.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

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

Creations in Pink - anything pink goes
Creative Crafters Challenge - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - occasions

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - Beach Holiday and Bucket and Spade


Today I have two cards to share using new release images from All Dressed Up Stamps.

The first card (above) was made using the new release Beach Holiday which is available here in the Etsy shop.

And this is my second card:


For this card I used the new release Bucket and Spade which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

For both cards I also used:

- Promarkers to colour the images
- patterned papers from First Edition
- other card and paper from Craft Creations
- sentiment stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs
- sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards

You can find more inspiration using this month's new releases here in the Facebook Group and here on the challenge blog.

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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - anything ocean or beachy
Little Red Wagon - spots and/or stripes
I Love Promarkers - anything goes/colour inspiration
Try It On Tuesday - summer time
Double D Challenge - let's go to the beach

New Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


There's 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 lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


To make my card I used:

- Avery With Birdhouse Banner digi stamp from Paper Nest Dolls available here 
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July Day 5 - Make Us Laugh!


It's Day 5 of Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps:


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

To make my card I used:

- Gus "I Tried" Christmas List digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from First Edition
- other paper and card from Craft Creations


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

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Reminder - Christmas Characters


It's time for a reminder of our current Christmas Craft Creations Challenge - this month it's:


You can find the post from the start of the challenge here and today's reminder post is here.

We also have prize on offer for this month's winner:

And our Design Team call is still running until the end of this challenge - you can find all the details here.  

To make my card I've used:

- Warm and Toasty stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from First Edition
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

The Paper Girls Challenge - Christmas in July
Stamping Sensations - all creatures great and small
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July Day 4 - Bingo Challenge


It's Day 4 of Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps and today it's new release day and a bingo challenge!


You can find all the details here on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

I've followed one of the diagonal lines on the bingo grid:

pattern paper - Bugaboo image - brads or pearls

And to make my card I used:

- Christmas Rocking Horse digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations


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

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes

Ike's World Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes/S is for Show Us Xmas in July


We've reached the mid way point in our current challenge on the Ike's World Challenge Blog - this month is anything goes or S is for show us Xmas in July.

Have a look on the challenge blog at the start post here and the reminder post here.

To make my card I used:

- Snow Deer digi stamp from Ike's World available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- champagne glitter card from The Paperbox
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - anything goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Christmas in July

Monday, 20 July 2020

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes/Hot or Cold


We've got a new challenge today in the SheepSki Designs Facebook group - it's anything goes using a SheepSki Designs image with the optional theme of hot or cold.

Head over to the Facebook group here and look for the photo album for the challenge to link up your creation.

To make my card I've used:

- Winter Warm Up digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- patterned paper from Do Crafts
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Star Stampz Challenge - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for over the top

A Little Extra Cutie-ness in July - Delightful Digi Stamps


I'm back today with a little extra cutie-ness for our current challenge on The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.

Remember this month we want you to use delightful digi stamps and remember it has to be cute!  All the original challenge details plus inspiration from the Design Team can be found here.

Our reminder post can be found here.

Our sponsor for this month is:


To make my card I used:

- Stanley Happy Days digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from The Paper Shop
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge - anything goes

New Artsystamper Challenge - Birthday


There's a new challenge today on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog and this time we've got a birthday theme for you.

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 one of the pre-coloured images from the Aster Garden Digital Stamp Set:


You can find the set here in the Etsy shop

I also used one of the designs from the Aster Garden Paper Pack:


You can find the paper pack here in the Etsy shop.

I layered the card with some dark brown and mustard yellow paper and used my corner rounder punch on two corners of the papers.  Finally I added a birthday stamped sentiment and some dark brown gems.


If you'd like to see more from Artsystamper, have a look at the following:


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

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - flowers all over
A Place to Start - flowers

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Weekly Inspiration Post for The Little Paper Tree - Skiing By


It's Sunday which means my weekly inspiration post for The Little Paper Tree online craft shop.

This week I've used the very cute Skiing By stamp set from Pink Fresh Studios:


I started by created a snow hillside by blending ink against a piece of card.

Then I stamped and coloured the bear and the trees twice - I did realise when I'd put the card together that it looks like he's going to ski straight into the second set of trees!

Finally I stamped and die cut one of the sentiments and added it over the blended ink.

Head over to the shop website here for this stamp and die set and lots, lots more.  And if there's something you'd like to buy, don't forget to use my DT code helenpapertree to get 10% off your order.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for no fuss
Stamping Sensations - all creatures great and small
Creative Knockouts - furry friends

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July Day 1 - Theme Challenge


It's Day 1 of the Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July event and today we have a theme challenge for you:


So we're asking you to make a project fitting the Santa's Workshop theme using the picture above to get you started.

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

To make my card I've used:

- Christmas Kidz 1 digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

And don't forget this special offer:


I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge - hatty Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes
Christmas With the Cuties - use two or more patterned papers

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Use a Die Cut or Punch


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to use a die cut or punch.

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

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


To make my card I used the Pine Tree punch from Stampin' Up to punch out two trees from Stampin' Up patterned paper and one from green card.

I used a kraft card base and a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up with a white and green layer underneath and some punched paper dots to finish the card.

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