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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Friday, 28 February 2014

The East Wind facebook challenge

The East Wind facebook group is having a challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEastWind/

The challenge is dedicated to her friend Ashley and you need to use one of the Ashley images on The East Wind.  There are 4 Ashley images on
https://www.etsy.com/shop/theeastwind


I have embossed red card with Cuttlebug Plum Blossom embossing folder.  Added piece of pattern paper.  Printed Ashley 4 onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and attached to card.  Added flowers and brads.

Creative Fingers challenge 25 - Vintage

Challenge 25 at Creative Fingers is Vintage
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

our sponsor for this week is Aurora Wings
and you can buy her lovely stamps at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings
there is also a blog   http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
and a facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings/


I have printed Aurora Wings digi "Pansy Lobelia butterfly" onto white card, have torn the edges and coloured with makers and distress inks.   Layered onto green card.  Added lace and ribbon.  Printed out extra pansies and layered on top.  Added punched butterflies.  Layered all onto purple card.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the Aurora Wings February facebook challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings/

New Set from KNK Designs by Katlyn Traxler available at Daydream Designs

One of the new sets from KNK Designs by Katlyn Traxler is "Little Ones".  These digi stamps and lots of other lovely ones are available from Daydream Designs.
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/


I made this card using the kitty and kitty sentiment from the set.  I embossed dark blue card with paw prints.  Printed the kitty onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto blue card.  Printed sentiment and punched with Stampin Up punch and attached to blue card with black brads.  Added paw print ribbon.

I would like to enter this card into Fantastic Tuesday challenge
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/



Emily and her pet lizards

The East Wind store has very lovely images and I was lucky to have a special stamp made from a photo of my third grand daughter Emily and her pet lizards (Pygmy bearded dragons).
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/180599824/digital-stamp-emily-with-her-pet-lizards?ref=shop_home_active_23
I made a quick ATC with the image today


I have printed Create with TLC Just Because onto Spring Yet Paper 4 from Create with TLC and layered onto purple card.  Printed Emily onto white card, cut out, coloured with Kaszazz markers and attached.

I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenges:

Open Minded Crafting Fun challenge 4 - Monochromatic
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

You can buy all the lovely images from The East Wind
https://www.etsy.com/shop/theeastwind

There is also a blog
http://www.theeastwind.com/

and facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEastWind/

Create with TLC images, sentiments and papers can be purchased
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/tlc4lo

Free sentiment each day
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com.au/



Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Word Art Wednesday 121 - Anything goes

Word Art Wednesday 121 - Anything goes with encouraging or uplifting words
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

I made this C&S card.  Embossed black card with music embossing folder.  Printed Digi Darla''s digital image "Life is like a piano" onto white, cute out and layered onto black card.  layered all onto white card.

I posted this card to my nephew today for his birthday.

I would also like to add this card to Digi Darla's challenge 103 Make it masculine
http://digidarlas.blogspot.com.au/


Lacy Sunshine No 27 Lots of Layers and Card Making Mamas No 81

Lacy Sunshine No 27 Lots of Layers
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Heather kindly gives us a free image to join in her Lacy Sunshine blog challenges.  If you use one of her digis in the challenge you can request the free image for the next challenge.

This challenge was use lots of layers.  I have embossed purple card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Added two layers of papers from The Sweetest Thing 6x6 designer pad "Tangerine".  Added paper doily and then another piece of paper from the same book which I cut into a circle .  Printed Lacy Sunshine "Hippie Eleanor" by Heather Valentin onto white card, coloured with markers and cut out and layered over the papers.  Added washi tape, flowers and brads.

I would also like to add this card into
Card Making Mamas challenge No 81 - Stack it Up - 3 or more layers
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com.au/
and
Love to Create challenge 104 - anything goes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/challenge-104-anything-goes.html

You can buy the lovely Lacy Sunshine images at http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Eleanor Hippie is on special at the moment for $2.  See the home page.


Lacy Sunshine Facebook Anastasia Moppet challenge and Fantastic Tuesday No 25

On the Lacy Sunshine facebook group Heather is having a challenge using her Anastasia Moppet images.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LacySunshine/


I have embossed pink card with Cuttlebug Daisies embossing folder.  Printed out Lacy Sunshine "Anastasia and Poppies" digi onto white card and coloured with markers.  Cut out and layered onto card coloured with markers  Layered onto pink card.  Printed out extra poppies a bit bigger, coloured with markers, cut out and attached to pink card.  Added punched butterfly coloured with markers and washi tape.

Heather gave away some Anastasia moppets.  I received Anastasia but my eyes are bad today and I couldn't see well enough to colour her properly so I used one of the moppets I already had.

 I would also like to enter this card into Fan-Tastic Tuesday No 25 - anything goes
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/



Monday, 24 February 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge 24 February - Monochromatic

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is Monochromatic
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

This week I am again using the lovely Daisy May and Friends CD which you can buy at

http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered pink papers from the CD onto pink card and printed the pre coloured image from the CD Ballet col.  Added pink washi tape and stamped Stampin Up Happy Birthday with pink ink..

I have been having eye problems so love the pre coloured images I can use on the days I can't see too well.


I hope you will go over and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp but if you do and you are the winner you will receive 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp and you are the winner you will receive one set of Whoopsi Daisy images.

I would like to enter this card into
Open Minded Crafting Fun challenge 4 - monochromatic
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.ca/







Final week reminder for UnstampaBelles challenge No 32 - Dare to get dirty

It is the final week for challenge No 32 - Dare to get dirty.
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have done another layout.   This time my 3rd grand daughter getting dirty in the garden helping her mother.

I have used background papers from Pink Gem Designs http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/background-papers-designs-p-1161.html
Printed title on computer with word art.  Added photo.  Used distress stain and marker to make dirt at bottom of page.  Added photo, punched butterflies, leaves and flowers and rhinestones.

My fingers did get dirty painting the dirt.

Unfortunately I don't have a decent camera so can't take progress photos.  My daughter took the photo if Sian for me and emailed it to me.

You have a few days left to to over to Unstampabelles and join in the challenge.

Remember No stamps allowed.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sweet Stampin challenge - humour

Sweet Stampin challenge - humour
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Have layered sentiment from Bugaboo stamps    "I love my computer" onto computer clip art from Google.  Printed girl from "I love my computer" onto white, coloured her with markers, cut out and layered onto clip art.  Layered all onto purple card.

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/  has lots of fun stamps.


Crafting when we can No 63 - Lots of bling

Crafting when we can No 63 is Lots of bling
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Layered Art by Miran digi girl 59 Luner Diety onto Pink Gem Christmas sparkle digi paper.  Coloured moon with twinkling H20S, stars with glitter pen, girl with markers.  Added glitter to the moon and the stars and to the big stars on the paper (doesn't show on scan).  Added purple rhinestones.  Sentiment from Create with TLC.  Layered all onto yellow card.  The scanner hasn't scanned the colours correctly the back card is a bright yellow. The paper is a pretty purple and the rhinestones are purple.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge.
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Saturday, 22 February 2014

All Dressed Up, Crafting with Dragonflies, In the Pink and Fantastic Tuesday

All Dressed Up challenge 9 is a sketch
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com.au/




I have layered free digi Abi Ballerina from All Dressed Up blog 
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com.au/ onto three different papers from All Dressed Up pink apers.https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps  and coloured her with pink markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Added punched purple flowers and added rhinestones.  Added pink rhinestone flowers.

I would like to also enter this card into  http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/
Crafting with Dragonflies is use a freebie and link to it
My freebie is from All Dressed Up blog  http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/p/freebies.html

and Fantastic Tuesday 24 - happy and bright
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

and In the Pink 38 - Pink and one other colour - purple
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/



Digi Stamps for Joy plus others

Challenge 86 at Digi Stamps 4 Joy is use dies or punches
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

Challenge 38 at In the Pink is Pink plus one other colour - I have used pink and blue
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Challenge 12 at Crafty Girls challenge is anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Challenge 63 at Crafting When we Can is use lots of bling
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Printed Digi Stamps 4 Joy pre coloured image "Retail Therapy" onto white card and coloured around it with pink chalk.
Cut out shape in blue card, embossed it with Cuttlebug daisies and layered over image.  Printed Sentiment from Create with TLC and recoloured it pink.  Layered on top.  Added punched flowers and rhinestones. Layered all onto pink card.


Merry Monday Christmas Challenge No 96

Merry Monday Christmas challenge No 96 is use holly on your card
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed East Wind digi stamp "Christmas morning Opening presents" inside Delicious Doodles "Christmas holly frame" and coloured both with markers.  Added punched holly leaves and rhinestones.

I would also like to add this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - Anything Goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

You can buy the lovely East Wind stamps at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/theeastwind

I would also like to add this card to
Decosse's Dynamie Doodles 12 months of Chrisdtmas
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html



Word Art Wednesday 120 and Fantastic Tuesday 24

The challenge at Word Art Wednesday is anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
the challenge at Fantastic Tuesday is happy and bright
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered images from Daydream Designs Sunshine and Rain Colour Digi set onto paper from Daydream Designs Sunshine and Rain paper set.  Sentiment from Daydream Designs Sunshine and Rain Sentiments Set.

Added yellow spotted ribbon and layeed all onto yellow card and then onto blue card.

I received these lovely images free as I am now on the Dream Team (design team) for Daydream Designs.
You can buy these and lots of other lovely images
 go to http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/  and browse the store

I will also enter this card into crafty girls challenge 12 -anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, 21 February 2014

Creative Fingers challenge 24 on 21 February - anything but a card

The challenge at Creative Fingers this week is anything but a card
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Art by Miran
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran
It is team A's turn this week and I am in team B but I love Miran's images so had to join in.  Miran gave us some lovely images to use.


I have done a double scrapbook layout.   Have layered  title in Word Art and sentiment from Create with TLC Kissed by snowflakes set,  onto paper from Create with TLC Snowflake Serenade digi paper set.  Typed journalling on the computer.  Printed Art by Miran Christmas digital stamp Snowflake and Girl, coloured with markers and layered onto paper.  Added photos.

They had a very unusual cold snap at my daughter Angela's in October 2012 which is the middle of spring here in Australia.  They had snow all night and all the next day.  Emily couldn't go to school as the roads were closed and the train line was closed so they had some fun playing in the snow.
It was the heaviest snow fall they had since they moved to the Blue Mountains in January 2007.

October 2013 it was the opposite they had very hot weather with above normal temperatures and bad winds and had to evacuate from their home because of the bush fires.   They were very blessed the fire was coming towards their house and the wind changed and it went in the other direction.  Houses not far from them were destroyed.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the projects by the rest of the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this into Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Craftitude challenge 59 - Hit the right note

Craftitude challenge 59 is Anything goes/Hit the right note - Add something music themed
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

This is my ATC
Printed Stamp n Doodle digi "A Teen and her Music" onto white and coloured with markers.  Layered onto black and then music paper.  Layered onto blue card.  Attached washi tape and music brads.  Layered all onto pink card.

Stamp n Doodle and Meijen's Designs kindly gave the design team images to use for this challenge.

Please go over and see the lovely cards made by the design team and join in the challenge.   You can make an ATC, a card or any other paper project.     The challenge linky should be there shortly.




Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch challenge No 203 and Come and Get it Challenge

Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch challenge No 203
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search?q=stella+says+sketch&max-results=20&by-date=true

 This is the card I made to the sketch today

I have layered a piece of  paper from Bugaboo Flower digi papers onto purple card.  Cut two pieces of another paper from the same set and layered onto the first paper.  Cut pieces of purple card and black card and added them as per the sketch.   Printed out Bugaboo digi stamp Stella birthday alternative, cute out and coloured with markers and attached.  Printed out the sentiment and attached on top.  Added 3 rhinestones.

I would also like to enter this card into Come and Get it Challenge - Humorous birthday
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Pink Gem Designs challenge No 113 - spots and stripes

Challenge No 113 at Pink Gem Designs is spots and stripes


Layered digi stamps from Pink Gem Fairies clip art and clip art sentiments on to pieces of 2 different papers with spots and stripes from Pink Gem Christmas Tree digi papers.
Added punched leaves and flowers.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Scrappers Stash Facebook online challenge

On the Scrappers Stash facebook page there is an online challenge
see the instructions under events on the Scrappers Stash facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/



I have used Scrappers Delight digital papers from Natures Little Wonder papers and followed directions for the sizes.  Printed the free stamp given for this challenge and coloured with chalks and markers.  Added flowers with heart brads, punched butterflies, and pink rhinestone hearts

I would also like to enter this card into Crafting from the heart challenge 7 - anything goes/add flowers
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Fantastic Tuesday 24 - Happy and Bright
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/





Monday, 17 February 2014

Sweet Stampin sketch challenge

Sketch challenge at Sweet Stampin
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



I have layered Create with TLC digi stamp "Vintage Flower Fairy" over Create with TLC digi papers Funkadelic paper 2a (pink) and Flourishing Spring (blue) 
printed dance sentiment  from Create with TLC onto white, punched out with scalloped circle punch and layered on top
layered all onto black card.




Sketch Saturday 297 and Fantastic Tuesday 22

This is the sketch No 297 at Sketch Saturday
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.ca/



I have drawn a circle on computer and inserted Imagine That pre coloured digi  "Sweet Deer" and layered onto digi papers from Imagine That and Daydream Designs.  Printed heart with flowers from Daydream Designs, cut out and layered on top.

I would also like to enter this card into Fantastic Tuesday - challenge 22
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge




Whoopsi Daisy challenge 17 February - 2 or more die cuts

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is use 2 or more die cuts
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

I bought the new "Daisy May and Friends" CDs which has lots of lovely digital black and white images and colour images plus papers and toppers.  I love it.
You can buy the CD and other digital images at
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed pre coloured image "butterflies" from the CD onto white card.  Have embossed pink card with Cuttlebug "With Gratitude" embossing folder from the embossing folder and die cuts set and layered over white card.  Cut out the die cuts Thank you and the flower from the same set and layered onto pink card.  I couldn't get my butterfly diecut to work so I punched a butterfly and added.  Added rhinestone to die cut flower.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp but if you do and you are the winner you will received 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you do not use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the winner you will receive one set of Whoopsi Daisy images.

Mid Way post for Unstampabelles Dare to get Dirty challenge 32

We are mid way for February challenge No 32 - dare to get dirty
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/


I have done a double page layout of my husband, his brother and his brother's son building the retaining wall at my daughter's.  They did get very dirty.  I also had dirty fingers after using the distress stain.

I have printed out wall from google pictures, sky from Pink Gem background paper clouds.  Typed title and journalling on the computer.  Added photos and used distress stains.

I hope that you will go over and see the other Dare to get Dirty projects and join in the challenge.  You still have a few more days to join in

Remember No Stamps allowed.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The East Wind challenge 1 and Creative Moments challenge 36 (Lucy loves her cat)

The East Wind challenge No 1 - love  (Lucy loves her cat)
http://theeastwindchallenge.blogspot.ca/

Creative Moments challenge No 36 anything goes/love
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/


I love The East Wind digital images so I had to make another card for their first challenge.  I coloured white card with distress stains.  Stamped flowers to hopefully make it look like wallpaper.  Stamped La La Land "Heart Chair",  Coloured with makers, cut out and layered onto painted card.  Printed The East Wind digi "Lucy chilling at home" onto white and coloured with markers.  Left the cat white.   Cut out and layered onto chair.  Printed sentiment from Create with TLC "Cats Meow", cute out with scalloped circle punch and layered onto card.  Layered all onto purple card.






Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas challenge 164

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 164 is Christmas Love
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars embossing folder.  Added star washi tape.

Stamped Stampa Rosa Nativity star and Stampindon Co sentiment with distress inks onto white card, cut out.  Coloured star and hear with glitter pens, sponged edges of sentiment with distress ink.  Layered them onto green card then layered all on red card.

I would also like to add this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/



Saturday, 15 February 2014

Merry Monday Christmas challenge No 95 - use an animal on your card

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge No 96 is use an animal on your card
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug holly and berries and coloured the berries with glitter pen.

Added three strips of paper from Eskimo Kisses paper pad.

Stamped Stamp It Rubber stamp "Reindeer text" onto white card with red distress ink, cut out and sponged edges with the same distress ink.  Layered on top.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html


Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas challenge for February

Each month Margy kindly gives us a free image to join in the monthly Christmas challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/monthly-christmas-challenge-february.html


I have layered papers from Christmas basics 12 x 12 paper pad onto red card and then layered that onto green card.  Printed out the free image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy onto white card, coloured with markers and layered onto red card and then onto papers.

Stamped Penny Black "Christmas Wishes" onto green card.

Go on over to the blog and if you don't already have you can send an email for the free image and join the challenge before the end of February
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/monthly-christmas-challenge-february.html

You can buy lots of lovely Digi Stamps 4 Joy at
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas Challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Decosses Dynamite Doodles Blogspot 12 months of Christmas Link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html



From the Heart February stamp of the month challenge

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/02/01/february-stamp-of-the-month-challenge-and-guest-dt-call/
Each month Faith very kindly gives us a free digi set to join in her challenges.  If you use the stamp set to make a card and enter the challenge you will receive the next month's digi set free.  If you missed getting the free stamp set this month you can buy it from her store, enter the challenge and you will receive next month's free.   She also has a guest design team call so if you would like to apply for this just put GDT after your name on your entry.

I have printed the digi image and sentiments from the free set "Birthday Candle Bird Brain", layered onto papers from Imagine That Birthday papers and layered onto yellow card.  Coloured the image with markers.  Stamped Stampin Up Wishing you Happiness.


Make it Sparkle

The challenge at Card Making Mamas is Make it Sparkle
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed Aurora Wings digi stamp Valentine girl onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered her onto three papers from Imagine That Valentine papers.  Stamped Stampin Up "Thinking of You"  in pink ink.  Added rhinestones down the left side and rhinestone flowers across the bottom of the image.  They are a very pretty pink but the scanner hasn't scanned the colours correctly.



I will also enter this card into The East Wind Challenge 1.
http://theeastwindchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

and Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/



Challenge No 1 at The East Wind - Love

Everyone is excited to hear that Challenge No 1 at The East Wind has started
http://theeastwindchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

The challenge starts today and finishes on Thursday 25 February the theme is love


I have layered The East Wind pre coloured digi stamp "Vintage Dolly girl Mon Amour" onto paper from Daydream Designs Hope Endures Purple paper pack.  Have added washi tape.  Printed out Create with TLC sentiment onto purple circle and punched out with scallop circle punch.  Added butterfly, flowers and brad.  Layered all onto pink card.

I am sending this card to a cyber friend who loves bears.  She is very ill and expecting to go to heaven soon.

You can buy the lovely images at The East Wind Etsy store
https://www.etsy.com/shop/theeastwind

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/






Feeling Sketchy No 80

Time for another sketch challenge at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

This month we are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

This is the sketch for this week
 and this is my card

I have added ribbon to pink card.  Stamped Stampworld Best Wishes onto purple card and added to pink card.  Copied the square from the sketch and inserted Bugaboo Stamp "MM Life Sucking"and coloured with markers and layered onto pink card. .  Cut out another flower and layered on top.   Layered all onto purple card.






Friday, 14 February 2014

Creative Fingers challenge 23 more than 1 layer

Challenge 23 at Creative Fingers is anything goes with the optional twist use more than 1 layer
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week is Dillybeans who gave the design team some lovely images to use
http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.com.au/

I have used many layers

I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug Daisies embossing folder and layered onto purple card.  Added piece of paper from Sweet Fairy 6x6 paper pad.  Printed Dilly Beans digital stamp "River Framed" onto white card and coloured with markers, background with chalks.  (I have done three layers of the flowers on the image.) Layered onto purple card and then layered onto the paper and green card.   Printed out extra flowers and coloured with markers. Added ribbon and the flowers.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely cards made by the design team and join in our challenge.

Sweet Pea Stampers challenge 14 February - vintage

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight is Vintage
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/


I have printed Sweet Pea digi stamp  "Autumn Trio" by Ching Chou Kuik onto white card and coloured with markers.  Torn out and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Added to violet card and then onto brown card.

I didn't add any embellishments as it is such a lovely image.

This image is also available as a Rubber stamp.

Please go over and look at all the other lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.
You don't have to use a Sweet Pea stamp but if you do you have two chances of winning a prize.

You can buy beautiful Sweet Pea digi images and rubber stamps by many designers on http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Word Art Wednesday 119

Challenge No 119 at Word Art Wednesday is anything goes with  inspiring or encouraging words
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed borders and sentiment from Daydream Designs Hope Endures combo set purple available to purchase at http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

Layered onto purple card and then onto green card.

I am going to send this card to my eldest daughter who is a real inspiration.  She had two operations for breast cancer at the end of 2010.  Then in 2011 20 weeks of chemotherapy and then 6 weeks of everyday radiotherapy.  In the middle of her chemotherapy treatment her husband died suddenly (only 40).   She is in remission but still on medication that makes her tired and feel sick most of the time plus gives her joint pains like arthritis.  She pushes herself to keep going for her daughter's sake (who just turned 15  this month).

She started a new job this year as a merchandiser and has been working hard the last couple weeks with a broken little toe.  Her foot is very sore as she is on her feet all day except for when she is in the car driving between stores.  She also has to crouch down a lot.

She relies on God for all she does so I would appreciate prayer for her.  Thank you.




12 months of Christmas card challenge February 2014 card 2

This is my second card for February for the 12 months of Christmas cards
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html#


I have embossed green card with Craft Concepts "Candy Canes" embossing folder and layered onto pink card.  Added piece of paper from Mint Twist 6x6 paper pad.  Printed Sweet Pea stamp "Merry" by Regan Kubecek onto white card and coloured with markers and glitter pens.  Layered onto red card and then onto the paper and green card.

You can buy this lovely digi at       http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/



12 months of Christmas card 1 for February 2014

Lisa at Decosse's Dynamite has a monthly challenge to help us get our Christmas cards made early.
If we add at least 2 Christmas cards per month we receive one of her Christmas papers each month.
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html

This is my first card for February

I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug "Christmas Stars" embossing folder and layered onto pink card.  Cut piece of of card from Candy Christmas 6x6 double sided card stock and layered onto green card.  Printed Aurora Wings "Christmas Fairy" onto white and coloured with markers and glitter pen (you can't see the glitter in the scan), cut out and edges sponged with distress ink.  Stamped Happy Christmas with the same colour distress ink.  Layered onto paper and green card.

You can buy this lovely digi at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings


I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas card challenge anything goes

Monday, 10 February 2014

Lacy Sunshine 26 Use a sentiment

Lacy Sunshine Challenge No 26 is use a sentiment
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Each fortnight Heather kindly gives us a free image to use in her challenge.  If you use the image on a card and put it in the challenge you can request the next one free.  If you don't have any Lacy Sunshine images you can buy one and join the challenge and then next time you can request the free image.
You can buy Heather's lovely images at http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/


I have embossed purple card with buttons embossing folder..  Cut a circle of green card and embossed it with Cuttlebug daisies embossing folder and layered onto purple card.  Printed out Lacy Sunshine digital stamp "Izzybella Boo - Cute as a button" by Heather Valentine, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto green card.  Added brads and layered all onto green card.

I then remembered that I had to add a sentiment so printed sentiment from Create with TLC Thank you X ten set and put it into a circle and cut with scallop circle punch.


Whoopsi Daisy challenge 10 February

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is Include a Sentiment
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/



I have used the ballet slippers from Daydream Designs digi set My Heart Still Dances to make background paper, layered it onto blue card then pink card.  Printed out Whoopsi Daisy ballerina from sheet 508 (which Linnie kindly sent me for this challenge) and layered onto background paper.  Printed sentiment from the same set and layered on top.  Stamped Stampworld Vertical Happy Birthday onto pink card.  Layered all onto blue card.

The sentiment says
"Let them praise His name
 with dancing
 and make music to Him"
Psalm 149:3

 I hope that you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see all the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but if you do and you are the winner you will received 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the winner you will receive one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at              http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/           A few more new ones have been added in the past week.

You can also buy the new Daisy May and Friends CD which has lots of lovely black and white images,  precoloured images, papers and toppers.

I ordered mine from the UK on 27 January and it arrived here in Sydney, Australia on Friday 7 February which was very quick.   The image on my card is on the CD.

I would like to add this card to Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with an uplifting/encouraging quote.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

  


Sassy Studio Designs Facebook challenge

Each month on 15th of the month starts a new challenge at Sassy Studio Designs facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/
Each month we are given a free Sassy Studio Designs digi stamp to do the challenge.  If you make a card and put into the challenge you can request the next month's free stamp.
The challenge this month is to use the free image, hearts and a Sassy Sentiment


I have embossed red card with paw prints. and layered onto black card.  Printed out Sassy Studio Designs "Pin Up Kitty" onto white card and coloured with markers, attached to black card and then to red card.  Printed Create with TLC "Always Sassy Round", cut out and attached on top.

I thought I had finished the card and I scanned it and was ready to post on the challenge page, but when I went to the page to get the link I realised I had forgotten the hearts.  Luckily I had some sticker hears I was able to add and then rescan.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Merry Monday Christmas challenge 94 and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge

Challenge 94 at Merry Monday is use a stocking on your Christmas card
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Embossed green card 1/3 with Christmas embossing folder that came with the Australian Card Only magazine and 2/3 with Cuttlebug Holly with Berries embossing folder.  Sponged Christmas part with distress ink.  Coloured the berries with glitter pen.  Attached piece of stocking paper from Mint Twist 6-1/2" paper pad.  Printed Auroroa Wings "Kitten in a stocking", cut out and attached to card.  Added green star brad.  Attached all to red card.

I also want to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

52 Christmas card throwdown and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge

The challenge this week at 52 Christmas card throwdown is a colour challenge Red, Blue, Green, Yellow & black
Must use yellow/gold plus 3 of the other colours.
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au/
I have used all of the colours on my card.


Have embossed red card with Funky Poinsettia embossing folder and layered onto green card.  Printed out Art by Miran Christmas color page 1 onto whtie card and coloured with markers.  Stamped Happy Christmas and layered onto black card, then layered onto red card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspirational Post for Feeling Sketchy 9 February 2014

It is my turn to post an inspirational project for Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

I have used card sketch No 79 and used a square photo instead of a round one.


I have printed out ballet digi paper and typed Title on the computer.  Added washi tape and photo plus ballet slippers.

I have just done a quick simple layout for inspiration for those just starting out.
My grand daughter Emily's dance school had Alice in Wonderland for the theme for the dance concert over two days in  November 2013.  Emily's ballet class were the playing cards.

Just a hint if you have daughters doing ballet don't buy point shoes over the internet.  They need to be fitted properly.  Emily's pink point shoes were fitted by the ballet shop but the black ones she needed for the concert were bought over the internet.  They became soft after one wear and Emily hurt her foot but kept on dancing.


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Aurora Wings Facebook challenge and Crafty Girls challenge

Aurora Wings Facebook group has a challenge on their facebook group - your favourite flowers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings/



I have embossed purple core'dinations card with Crafts Too "Tulip frame" embossing folder and sanded.  Printed out Aurora Wings digi stamp "Water Lily Flower/Lotus sprite" onto white card and coloured with markers and stamped "Best Wishes".  Cut out space in purple card and layered on top of white card.  Layered all onto green card.

Aurora Wings has started their challenge blog  http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
and will be starting their challenges on 17 March so go on over and follow so you don't miss anything.

Aurora Wings lovely digis and artwork are available on
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings?section_id=13551608

Aurora Wings and A Day for Daisies are sponsoring this fortnight's challenge anything goes at Crafty Girls Challenges
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
so I would like to add this card into the Crafty Girls Challenges also.

You can get the lovely A Day for Daisies images at
http://adayfordaisies.com/






















http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, 7 February 2014

Creative Fingers challenge 22 - Punch It

Challenge 22 at Creative Fingers this week is use your punches or dies
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is The Stamping Chef
http://thestampingchef.com/

I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug roses and layered onto pink card.  Printed out The Stamping Chef digi "All Girl", coloured with markers, cut out and attached to green card.  Added punched leaves, flowers and butterfly.

I hope you will go over and see all the lovely cards by the design team and join in our challenge.

I would like to add this card to The Stamping Chef challenge 15 Anything Goes
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/