Sunday, 31 October 2021

New A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

 


We're back today with a new challenge on the A Perfect Time to Craft 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.

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


To make my card I used:

- Emma and the Snowball digi collection from Fred She Said available here
- Promarkers
- sentiment stamp from Uniko Designs
- scalloped stitched die from Stampin' Up
- paper, card and gems from Craft Creations

New Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Stars

 


We've got a new challenge today on the Creatalicious Challenge Blog and this time it's anything goes with the option to include stars.

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:

- Make a Wish digi stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller available here
- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- scalloped stitched die from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Saturday, 30 October 2021

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Make Your Own Background

 


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything goes with the option to make your own background.

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

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


I made a patched background for my card using patterned papers from Stampin' Up.

To focus on the background I simply added a stamped sentiment, also from Stampin' Up.

Friday, 29 October 2021

Clever Dexter Challenge Reminder - Hello Autumn

 


You still have a few more days to join us for the October Challenge on the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog:


You can find more details about the challenge here in the post from 1 October.

And our sponsor for this month is:

To make my card I used:

- digi stamps from the Autumn Trails Digi Stamp Collection from Oddball Art available here
- Promarkers
- papers and stitched die from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

 


It's time for a new challenge on Penny's Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.

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:

- Rattata's Mistletoe digi stamp from Digi Doodle Studios available here
- Promarkers
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- stitched scalloped die and sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Reminder - Black and White Plus One

 


We've reached the midway point in our current challenge on the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Blog - we want you to use black and white plus one more colour.

You can find the original post from the start of the challenge here and the reminder post here.

We have a prize for this month's winner:



I've gone for black and white plus silver which is one of my favourite Christmas colour combinations.

I used the 'Joyful Nativity' stamp set from Stampin' Up stamped in black Versafine.

I layered the design with black and silver paper.

Saturday, 23 October 2021

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Add a Flower or Two or More

 


It's Saturday so that means a new challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Challenge Blog.

This week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to add a flower or two or more to your design.  You can find more details and see the cards from the rest of the team here on the challenge blog.

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


To make my card I used a topper and some backing paper from the latest issue of Making Cards & Papercraft magazine.

I die cut the topper using a stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up and then added a stamped sentiment also from Stampin' Up.  

I also cut a piece of the matching backing paper and layered the design with red card.

Friday, 22 October 2021

New From All Dressed Up Stamps - Pumpkin Cutie

 


Today I'm sharing my DT card for All Dressed Up Stamps using one of this month's new release images.

I've used the very cute 'Pumpkin Cutie' digi stamp which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

To make my card I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- Card Candi
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

You can find more new release inspiration on the All Dressed Up Blog here and the Facebook Group here.

Cute as a Button October Inspiration Card - Christmas Giraffe

 


Today I'm sharing my first card on the Cute as a Button Inspiration Showcase.

As soon as I saw this 'Christmas Giraffe' image I just couldn't resist it!  

You can find the image here.  I coloured it with Promarkers and then die cut the image with a stitched scaloped die from Stampin' Up.

I used Mossy Meadow cardstock and patterned paper from Stampin' Up and finish the card with Card Candi and gems.

My card base and other card is from Craft Creations.

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

As You Like It Challenge - favourite: critter or people (critters because I find them easier to colour!)
QKR Stampede - anything goes


New Alphabet Challenge - O is for Outdoors

 


We've reached the letter O at the Alphabet Challenge - it was my turn to choose the theme so I decided on O is for outdoors.

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

I've made another card using the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set from Stampin' Up.  It's a two step stamp - I stamped the outline in Early Espresso and then the filler stamp in Crumb Cake ink.

Then I added the branch and the leaves - you stamp the leaf and then the veins separately.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I used the stitched scalloped die and some patterned paper from Stampin' Up.

The base card and dark brown layer are from Craft Creations.

Thursday, 21 October 2021

New Arty Divas Challenge - Anything Goes

 


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

For all the details and to see the creations from the rest of the team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

To make my card I used this new stamp set from The Card Hut:


The set was featured on Create and Craft recently and is also available here on The Card Hut website.

I also used:

- Promarkers
- patterned paper and stitched scalloped die from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

New Aud Sentiments Challenge - A Christmas Sentiment and a Design Team Call

 


We're back today on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog with a brand new challenge.

This time we're looking for a Christmas sentiment on your card.  For all the details, head over to the challenge blog here.

We are also having a Design Team Call - have a look at the information in the post above.  

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Chibi Holly CoCo digi stamp from Stampers Delights available here
- Promarkers
- patterned papers and stitched die 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 Creative Crafters - anything goes

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

New SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge - Pick a Colour(s)

 


We've got a new challenge today in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group and this time we'd like you to pick a colour(s) for your card.

For all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the team, head over to the Facebook Group here.

I added red to my card plus a little tiny bit of light orange for the penguins' mouths and feet!

To make my card I used:

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

New I Love Promarkers Challenge - Use a Die Cut or Punch

 


Today I'm sharing my first card as a member of the team at I Love Promarkers!!

A big thank you to the ladies for inviting me to join the team - I love my Promarkers so it's a perfect Design Team for me.

For this challenge we want you to use a die cut or punch - more details can be found on the challenge blog here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Christmouse Wishes digi stamp from Hetty Clare available here
- Promarkers
- stitched scalloped die, stamped sentiment and patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- snowflake punch
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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



Corrosive Challenge Blog - anything goes
Passion for Markers - dies and/or punches

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Any Animal (Actual or Animated)

 


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this time we want to see any animal - actual or animated.

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

To make my card I used a Stampin' Up stamp set that I've had for a little while but not used before.  I'ts called 'Nuts About Squirrels' and has two steps to it - the outline and then the filler.

I stamped the outline of the squirrel in Early Espresso ink and then the filler in Soft Suede - it took a bit of matching up and this was my second attempt as the first one was a bit off.

I added a sentiment from the set and then die cut the panel with a Stampin' Up die.  The background paper I've used is also from Stampin' Up.

Ike's World Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes/Trick or Treat

 


We've reached the midway point in our current challenge at Ike's World and this month it's anything goes with the option or trick or treat.

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

To make my card I used:

- Boo Dog image from Ike's World
- Promarkers
- paper and card from Craft Creations



Monday, 18 October 2021

New Inspiration Station Challenge

 


We're back today on the Inspiration Station Challenge with a brand new picture and challenge for you.

Each challenge we give you an inspiration picture - we want you to make something inspired by the picture AND tell us how you were inspired.

Here is the picture for this challenge:


And you can find more details about the challenge and see how the Design Team interpreted the photo here on the challenge blog.

I used the pumpkin and also the person in the photo - she is also wearing a striped top like the girl in my card!

To make my card I used:

- Seasons of Fun stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers
- stitched scalloped die and stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations



New Incy Wincy Challenge - Kindness/Fondness and/or Add Lace

 


It's time for a new challenge on the Incy Wincy Challenge Blog and this time our theme is kindness/fondness and/or add lace.

For all the details about the challenge, have a look here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Autumn Leaves Wreath digi stamp from Alex Syberia Design available here
 - Promarkers
- patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

Marvellous Mini Masterpieces Facebook Challenge for October

 


Today it's my turn to share my DT project for this month's Marvellous Mini Masterpieces Challenge.

Each month we give you an inspiration picture and ask you to make something no bigger than 4 by 5 inches.

Here is this month's picture:


And you can find all the details about the challenge and see lots more inspiration here in the Facebook Group.

I started by applying Antique Linen Distress Ink to white card using a blending brush.

The I used the colours from the photo to stamp leaveas from the Stampin' Up Love of Leaves stamp set.



Saturday, 16 October 2021

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes

 


We've reached the mid-way point in our current challenge on the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog and the Design Team have made another collection of cards to inspire you!

It's always an 'anything goes' theme and you can find more details in the post from the start of the challenge post here.

Our challenge reminder post is here.

To make my card I used:

- My Holly digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers
- paper and card from Craft Creations
- stamped sentiment from Clearly Besotted

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Include a Stocking

 


There's a new challenge today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything goes with the option to include a stocking in your design.

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

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


To make my card I used the Tag Buffet kit from Stampin' Up - I trimmed the top of one of the holly tags to create a panel and used one of the die cut stockings.  I stamped a sentiment from the 'Holly Jolly Wishes' on one of the sentiment strips from the kit using Real Red ink.

I finished the card with some patterned paper also from Stampin' Up and two red gems.

Friday, 15 October 2021

New Scribbles Designs Challenge - Location, Location, Location!

 


It's the start of a brand new challenge today on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'location, location, location' - we want to see a house or a building as the focus of your project.

Head over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog here for more details and to see the cards from the rest of the team.

To make my card I used:

- Dress Shop digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- Promarkers
- stitched die and patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

Clever Dexter Challenge Reminder - Hello Autumn

 


We've reached the mid-way point in our current Clever Dexter Challenge.

Our theme this month is:


You can find all the details about the challenge here in the post from 1 October.

And our sponsor for this month is:

The mid challenge reminder post is here.

To make my card I used:

- digi stamp from the Autumn Trails Digi Stamp collection from Oddball Art available here
- stitched die and patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- Promarkers
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

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

Sweet Stampers Challenge - autumn or halloween
Craft Rocket Challenge - autumn and/or mushrooms
Unicorn Challenge Blog - autumn and/or Halloween

New Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Black and Purple

 


We're back today on the Creatalicious Challenge Blog with a new challenge and this time our theme is black and purple.

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 the Art Gallery stamp set from Stampin' Up stamped in black Memento and Gorgeous Grape inks.

New Createful Heart Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

 


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

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:

- Floral Hugs digi stamps from Createful Heart Design available here
- Promarkers
- scalloped stitched die and patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Your Scrapbook Place Mid-Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes

 


We've reached the mid-way point in our current challenge on the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge so take the Design Team is sharing some more inspiration for you.

Our challenges are always anything goes.

Head over to the post from the start of the challenge here and you can find today's mid-challenge post here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I've used:

- Tumbelina from Moon Flower digistamps available here
- Promarkers
- patterned paper, stitched scalloped die and Mossy Meadow card stock from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

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 as long as you display some colouring on your project.  We don't accept pre-coloured images.

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

We are sponsored this week by:


The Design Team were given the fabulous 'Giraffe Trio' digi set to work with - you can find it here.

I used one of the main images plus a sentiment to make my card - I couldn't resist giving my giraffe pink glasses!!

I also used:

- Promarkers
- stitched die and patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Thursday, 14 October 2021

New Perfectly Clean and Simple Challenge - Sympathy

 


We're back today on the Perfectly Clean and Simple Challenge and this time our challenge is:


As well as following our theme you need to make sure that you use one third or less of your card front with your design,

For lots of inspiration, take a look here on the challenge blog.

Here's another view of my card:


To make my card I used the Art Gallery stamp set from Stampin' Up with Gorgeous Grape and Mossy Meadow ink pads, also from Stampin' Up.  My sentiment stamp is also from Stampin' Up.

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