Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Flowers

 


We've got a new challenge today on the Creatalicious Challenge Blog and this time it's anything goes with the optional theme of flowers.

Have a look on the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Flower Garden Digi Stamp Panel from Alex Syberia Design available here
- Promarkers
- green card and sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Penny's Challenge - 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 to see the cards from the rest of the team.

This week we are sponsored by:


I got to work with an amazing set of images called Doodled Floral Corner Digi Set With Sentiments - you can find them here on the Fred She Said website.

There were so many different images in the set that I decided to make two cards!  Here's the second one:


To make my cards I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned papers and dies from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

The Creative Crafters - anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - all about occasions (birthday)

Monday, 29 March 2021

New Use Your Stuff Challenge - Mood Board

 


There's a new challenge today on the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog and this time we've got a mood board for you:


For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team have a look here on the challenge blog.

From the mood board I've taken - the colours, the balloon, the hearts and the script paper.

To make my card I used:

- Stampin' Up Hot Dog stamp set
- Promarkers
- patterned paper, ribbon, dies and stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Saturday, 27 March 2021

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

 


We've got a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to include a star or two or more.

Have a look here on the challenge blog for more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

The prize on offer for the winner is:


To make my card I used:

- Wise Men from Afar stamp set from Stampin' Up
- sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up
- card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes

Friday, 26 March 2021

Alphabet Challenge - Z is for Zoology (Study of Animals)

 


We've got a new challenge today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this time it's Z is for zoology or the study of animals.

Have a look on the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

To make my card I used the Zany Zebras stamp set and some patterned paper from Stampin' Up.

I also used my corner rounder punch and some card and paper from Craft Creations.

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

The Creative Crafters - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge - anything goes

New My Time to Craft Christmas Challenge - Winter Wonderland

 


We've got a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is winter wonderland - we'd like you to make a scene.

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

To make my card I used the Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up.  

I stamped the different elements to make my scene using Basic Gray ink - some of the elements were stamped off and some stamped at full strength.

I added a sentiment from Stampin' Up Itty Bitty Christmas and layered with black paper.

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

Crafting Happiness Challenges - outdoors or anything goes

Thursday, 25 March 2021

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Tea or Coffee Time

 


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and today it's tea or coffee time!

Have a look here on the challenge blog for more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

To make my card I used:

- Coffee Addicts #3 from Limited Runs available here
- Promarkers
- computer generated sentiment
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Dream Valley Challenge - anything goes

New Aud Sentiments Challenge - Animals Plus a Sentiment

 


There's a new challenge today on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and this time we'd like to see animals plus, of course, a sentiment.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


To make my card I used:

- Cuddly Critters Rabbit digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps available here
- Promarkers
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Passion for Markers - bunnies and/or blooms
AAA Birthday - patterned paper

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Reminder - Christmas Flowers

 


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


There are more details in the post from the start of the challenge here and in today's mid-challenge reminder post here.

The prize on offer for the winner of the challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- patterned paper and a Memories and More card 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:

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - By the Water

 


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this time our theme is 'by the water'.

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

To make my card I used:

- By the Dock and Love of Leaves stamp sets from Stampin' Up
- stitched rectangle die from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers
- card and paper from Creations

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

Crafting Happiness Challenges - outdoors/anything goes
Time Out Challenges - different (I have created a scene using stamps which is something I don't do very often!)

Monday, 22 March 2021

New from All Dressed Up Stamps - Dress Up

 


Today I'm sharing a card made with one of this month's new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps.

This very cute image is called 'Dress Up' and you can find him here in the Etsy shop.

You can see more inspiration using this month's new releases in the Facebook group here and on the All Dressed Up Blog here.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned paper, scalloped dies and stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

Corrosive Challenge Blog - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - anything goes

Saturday, 20 March 2021

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes/Use an Embellishment

 


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 use an embellishment.

Head over to the Facebook Group here and look in the media section for lots more DT inspiration and to link up your card.

To make my card I used:

- Humphrey digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers
- stamped sentiment, stitched rectangle die, patterned paper and flower punch from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Creative Knockouts - spring is in the air
Daring Cardmakers - spring things
Inspired By Challenge - from the photo: bunny, green and gingham

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

 


It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to be inspired by a Christmas song or carol.

Have a look here on the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

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


In case you haven't guessed, my inspiration was the song 'When Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney'!

To make my card I used:

- Get Your Santa On stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers
- patterned papers from Dovecraft
- gold glitter tape from The Works
- green card from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - favourite stamps (I love all of the stamps in this set!)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - use 2 or more patterned papers

Friday, 19 March 2021

2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!

 


The Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop has started today!

If you'd like to take part, head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog here.

My card was made with a digi stamp from Limited Runs:


You can find their stop on the hop here.

They have a great range of coffee (and tea!) digi stamps here - I used Coffee Addicts #3.

I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Craft Creations and Making Cards magazine
- computer generated sentiment
- scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Simon Wednesday Challenge - use 2 or more patterned papers
Crafting Happiness Challenge - beverages/anything goes

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Stencil It

 


There's a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time we're asking you to stencil it!

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

To make my card I stencilled Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grape ink on to a small panel of white card using a stencil which was a cover gift from Making Cards magazine.

I used a stamp from Crafty Roo Designs and layered with some purple card from Craft Creations.

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

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Try It On Tuesday - use a stencil or two
Crazy 4 Challenges - stencils

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Stampers Delights March Thrifty Thursday Event

 

It's Thrifty Thursday at Stampers Delights which means some great prices on selected digi stamps and some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team too!

This time we've all used digi images to celebrate spring or Easter.  Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

And here are all of the digi images on offer for this month's event:

To make my card I used:

- Chibi Friendships Grow digi stamp available here
- Promarkers to colour my image
- patterned papers from The Works
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Always Fun Challenges - spring
Watercooler Wednesday - all things feminine
Dream Valley Challenges - pretty in pastels

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

 


We've got a new challenge today on Penny's Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

We have two sponsors for this challenge:


and


To make my card I used:

- Kawaii Just a Note Girl from Stampers Delights available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from The Works and Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Creations in Pink - anything goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog - make it feminine
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - must use a digi stamp

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Ike's World Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes/Monochrome

 


We've reached the midway point in our current challenge on the Ike's World Challenge - this month's theme is anything goes with the option of monochrome.

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

I've followed the optional theme for my card and gone for a pink colour scheme.  Here's what I used to make my card:

- Maltese Dog 1 digi stamp from Ike's Art available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up and The Works
- sentiment stamp and scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Creations in Pink - anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
Crafty Animals - anything goes

Monday, 15 March 2021

New Scribbles Designs Challenge - Spring Fling

 


There's a new challenge today on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'spring fling'.

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

To make my card I used:

- Spring Bird digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- happy birthday digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- Promarkers
- patterned paper and green card from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New Createful Heart Designs Challenge - Anything Goes

 


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

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

To make my card I used:

- Summer Zinnia digi stamp from Createful Heart Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper, scalloped die and stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Star Stampz Challenge - under the sea/use blue colours

New Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/St Patricks Day (Use Green)

 


We've got a new challenge today on the Creatalicious Challenge Blog and this time it's anything goes with the optional theme of St Patrick's Day or use green.

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Rory's Lucky Clover digi stamp from the Colour of Love available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from K&Co
- scalloped 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:

Inspired By Challenge - lucky rainbow (colour green and clover)

New Marvellous Mini Masterpieces Challenge

 


We've got a new challenge today in the Marvellous Mini Masterpieces Facebook Group.

If you'd like to join us and see the inspiration from the rest of the team, head over to the Facebook Group here.

Each challenge we have a mood board to inspire you.  You can make anything that you want to but it must be no bigger than 4 inches by 5 inches.

Here is today's new mood board:


How will you interpret it?

I made an ATC using the pink and gold colours.  I sponged Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks and gold metallic ink on to white card and then sprayed with water and blotted with kitchen towel.

When this had dried I used a stamp from Visible Image stamped in black ink.

Finally, I matted the inked and stamped panel on to black card.

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

Creations in Pink - anything goes

New Sparkles Challenge - Babies


There's a new challenge today on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month we'd like to see your creations featuring babies.

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

To make my card I used elements from New Baby digital scrapbook kit from the Art and Creations of Lauren C Waterworth:


You can find the kit here in Lauren's Etsy shop.

There are lots of different elements in the kit - backing papers, an alphabet, frames and images.  So much to choose from!

I used one of the backing papers, and image and a sentiment.  I layered the design with white card and used my corner rounder punch on the main design and the sentiment.

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

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - anything goes

GDT Card for Mid-Challenge Reminder at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge - Anything goes

 


We've reached the mid-challenge point in the current challenge on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.  Our challenges are always anything goes so everyone can enter!

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

This month we are sponsored by:


To make my card I used:

- Pansies for Mom digi stamp from Jan's Digi Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper and sentiment die from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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

The Flower Challenge - shades of purple
Daring Cardmakers - plant a flower

New Inspiration Station Challenge

 


Today I'm sharing my first DT card for the Inspiration Station Challenge Blog:


It's a new challenge blog and we're looking for new Design Team members - have a look at today's new challenge here for more information and details of how to apply to be part of the team.

We have an inspiration photo for each new challenge and then we'd like you to make something using your interpretation of the photo.

Here is today's photo:


For more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, head over to the challenge blog here.

I recently rejoined Stampin' Up as a hobby demo and one of the stamp sets I bought as part of my starter kit is the super cute 'Pampered Pets'.  So as soon as I saw this photo, I decided to use my new stamp set!

To make my card I also used:

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

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

I Love Promarkers - anything goes/use pretty papers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes

New Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Steampunk and/or Vintage

 


We're back today with a new challenge on the Incy Wincy Challenge Blog and this time our theme is steampunk and/or vintage.  Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- pre-coloured version of So Chic from The Paper Shelter available here
- papers from Little Claire Designs
- die from Spellbinders
- die and sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creation

I am entering my card in the current Paper Shelter Challenge here - they are asking people to use a digital image.

Second GDT Card for Clever Dexter Challenge - Watercolour Background

 


Today I'm sharing my GDT card for the mid-challenge reminder at the Clever Dexter Challenge.


The theme for this month's challenge is:


You can find all the details in the post from the start of the challenge here.

And the sponsor for this month's challenge is:


To create the background for today's card I used a stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs called Flourish and Whimsey.  I sponged Picked Raspberry Distress Ink through the stencil on to watercolour paper, removed the stencil and then spayed the piece with water.

I used this digi from Stampers Delights:


You can find this digi stamp here on the Stampers Delights website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then layered the panel on to dark brown card finishing with a sentiment and some gems.

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