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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.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Digitally Sweet Challenge 125 - anything goes

Challenge 125 at Digitally Sweet this week is anything goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps who has kindly given us some digi stamps to use
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

I have used Bugaboo digi stamp and sentiment "Ruby Bubble Trouble" layered onto digi paper from Pininkie Soap bubbles set.  Added another piece of digi bubbles paper with digi trim from Scrap Graphics.  Added digi frame around digi stamp from Betsy Rainbow basics blue and green.  I have changed the colour of the frame and trim in publisher.  Card all digitally made in Publisher except I partly coloured the digi with markers.

I hope you will go over to Digitally Sweet and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I have used the sketch for the challenge at Bugaboo stamps Catch the Bug challenge blog
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-302.html
so I would like to enter this card into the Stella Says Sketch challenge 302

I would also like to enter this card into

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 18 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 30 January 2015

Catch the Bug January photo inspiration challenge

Catch the Bug January photo inspiration challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.nl/2015/01/january-photo-inspiration-challenge.html


Paper from Bugaboo Frosty papers set.
Bugaboo digi stamp "Winter Birds on a limb" coloured with markers.
Added white enamel for snow.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 213 - Joy to the world
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas Card challenge 8 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

12months of Christmas cards link up challenge 1
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/challenge-1-optional-theme-father-time.html

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Beccy's Place January challenge

Beccy's Place January challenge - Create a card using any Beccy's place image
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/january-challenge.html


I have used digi stamp and sentiment from Beccy's Place "Bear with Me" Set.
Papers from Pininkie
Added ribbon, rhinestone butterfly and rhinestones.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges

Butterfly challenge 23 - butterfly + valentine theme
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get it - Ribbon and/or bows
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots challenge - butterflies (I have a rhinestone butterfly on my card)
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Create - last challenge - Lace or ribbon, pearl or gems and favourite valentine colours (pinks)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Sentimental Sundays challenge 243 - anything goes
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/challenge-243-anything-goes.html

Through the Purple Haze 75 - Love is in the air
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Lacy Sunshine challenge 50 - winter bliss

Each month if you use a Lacy Sunshine stamp in the challenge you can request the free image for the next challenge.
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
If you haven't already joined in the challenge you can buy this image for $2 at the Lacy Sunshine Shop or you can use any Lacy Sunshine stamp in the challenge and then you can request the free image for next time.

I have layered Winter "Angel Food" which is part of the Sticky Wings Collection onto paper from Betsy Rainbow's Frozen paper set and coloured her with markers.  Added swirl of rhinestones and pearls on her dress.  Layered all onto blue and then white card.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge 216 - winter blues
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart challenge - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creatalicious challenge 71 - winter
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 121 - Pearls and swirls (swirl of rhinestones and pearls on dress)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenge 212 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Sweet Pea friends facebook group progressive challenge No 2

Those who joined part 1 of the Sweet Pea friends facebook progressive challenge received a lovely free image for part 2 "Easter Daffodil" by Karen Middleton.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sweetpeastampsfriendsandfans/?fref=ts
If you didn't join in part 1 you can buy the image from Sweet Pea Stamps and join in this month.  Challenge  closes on 7 February.  You need to also join the Facebook group.


I went looking for daffodil paper to use with the Easter Daffodil stamp and found this great site that has free background paper http://1-background.com/
I used one of the spring flowers background.   Printed "Easter Daffodil" with a yellow border and coloured it with markers, layered onto the spring flowers background paper.  Added border from Scrap Graphics , spotted paper, and bow from Betsy Rainbow.  Round frame from Betsy Rainbow.

To make this card I followed the sketch at Fun Day Friday
 so I would also like to enter the challenge there
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Plus I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafting from the Heart challenge - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Your Passion challenge - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Monday, 26 January 2015

Winner of my 200 followers post

Thank you to those who left a comment on my 200 followers post and welcome to the new followers.

The winner of the little surprise is Bad Kitty.    Would you please send me an email with your real name and address
margaretannashby@yahoo.com
and put winner Granmargaret's Blog 200 followers in the subject line.  Don't forget to say you are Bad Kitty

Could the others who left a comment:

KT Fit Kitty
Nikki C
Suzana Miu
Coldwaters 2
Julieanne aka pink jools

also send me their address by email and sometime during the next few months I will send you a RAK card.   Please put Granmargaret's Blog 200 followers in the subject line and make sure you tell me you blog name as well as your real name.

Thank you everyone.

Hope you have a very good week.

It has been extremely hot here in Sydney but thankfully today is a little cooler.

Faery Ink Monthly challenge 5 - Mardi Gras

The challenge at Faery Ink this month is Mardi Gras
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/monthly-challenge-5-mardi-gras.html

I have just finished reading the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs.  Carmela has a scrapbooking shop on the fringe of New Orleans French quarter and there is a lot about the Mardi Gras in the books.  Camela has to order in lots of purple, gold and green papers and other things Mardi Gras related.

I searched Google for Mardi Gras papers and found a great digital paper shop Betsy Rainbow.  Some of the other cards I have put on my blog over the last few days have used paper from there as I finished those cards first.

I have used the lovely Faery Ink digi "Gabbie Mardi Gras" and coloured her with markers.
Betsy Rainbow BR310 Mardi Gras papers
Swirly ribbons from Betsy Rainbow BR327 Mardi Gras clip art
Betsy Rainbow PR149 Ric Rac borders
Added pearls.   (The people on the floats at Mardi Gras throw necklaces and other things into the crowds.)

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

You can buy the lovely Faery Ink digi stamps at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FaeryInk

and there are some free images at
http://faeryink.com/free_goodies/free-digital-stamps/

I would also like to add this card into the following challenges:

Buckwells Crafty challenge - anything goes
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday - colourful
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 21 - Pearls and swirls (swirly ribbon and pearls added)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 17 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Wow I have 200 followers

I just noticed that I have 200 followers.  I never thought that I would reach that number.   Thank you to all my followers I hope you all have a wonderful day.

I would like to offer a little gift (I don't know what yet) to one of my followers.   If you would like to receive a tiny surprise add your name to the comments below and I will pick one out.

Thank you everyone.

THIS HAS NOW CLOSED

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Art by Miran facebook progressive challenge

There is a new progressive challenge on the Art by Miran facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/?fref=ts
You need to buy the first exclusive image which is at
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/218701789/reserved-listing?ref=shop_home_active_3
and make a card for the challenge.   You will then be able to request the next image for free.
You still have a few days to join in as the challenge doesn't finish until 12 February.

This is the lovely exclusive digi stamp "Petal Blossoms" that members of the facebook group can buy to join the challenge.  If you haven't already joined in just go over and join the group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/?fref=ts
The instructions for the progressive challenge are at the top.

I have layered her onto paper from Betsy Rainbow and coloured her with markers.  Added purple
 ric rac and flower also from Betsy Rainbow.  

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Art by Miran blog challenge No 24 - anything goes
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 17 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Fun Day Friday 72 - sketch
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/






The Glory of Christmas challenge No 51 - Spots and stripes

Challenge 51 this fortnight at The Glory of Christmas is spots and stripes
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have used two kraft papers from Dee Dee's designs Krafty Christmas kit
Precoloured Christmas tree, bear in parcel and sentiments from Dee Dee's designs Beary Merry Christmas set.
Precoloured poinsettias from Dee Dee's designs Beauty of the Season set.

I hope you will go over to The Glory of Christmas and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and more challenge 128 - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Crimbo Crackers Christmas challenge 72 - use kraft
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Catch the bug 5th birthday challenge day 7 Friday

Bugaboo is celebrating their 5th birthday and day seven challenge Friday is a recipe challenge
I have chosen the animal crackers:  Use at least one animal on your card (bear) and stickles or liquid pearls.
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.nl/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-friday.html

I have used Bugaboo paper from Frosty paper set.
Bugaboo digi stamp Theodore Christmas present which I have coloured with markers.
I have added white liquid pearls on the bear and some of the snowflakes and glitter on the other snow flakes, though it doesn't show up in the scan.
I usually leave overnight to dry to the liquid pearls but it is so hot today they were nearly dry just still a bit sticky.
Happy birthday to Bugaboo

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered in pattern paper

Inspiration Destination 17 - anything goes

Love to Scrap challenge - anything goes

Sister Act card challenge - anything goes

Christmas card challenge week 7 - Inspiration photo (Santa's hats)
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Sassy Studio Designs facebook group January progressive freebie challenge

Sassy Studio Designs facebook group has a new progressive challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/
We were given the first image free and if we make a card each month we are able to request the next month's image.
There is only 2 days left to join this month.


I have printed out the free digi stamp "New Year Disco Ball" onto a white oval and coloured her with markers.  Stamped 2015 and layered onto black card.  Layered onto card from Sugar and Spice designs Nordic Christmas double sided cardstock 6x6.

My colouring is not too good.  It is so hot here I am finding it hard to think.  Also as soon as I sit down to try to colour my eyes go blurry and I can't see too well.   I have to leave her skin white as I don't have any skin colours.   I did buy a few copics to try but they dried out so quickly.  I think it is too hot in my house.

I would also like to join the challenge at

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered in pattern paper

Love to Scrap challenge - anything goes

Sister Act card challenge - anything goes



Bugaboo 5th Birthday celebration day 6

Challenge for day 6, Thursday at Bugaboo 5th birthday is send in the clowns make a creation that includes a clown
 http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-thursday.html
I am a day late with this card because of the time difference and as I went out early yesterday morning (Friday) with my eldest daughter and then spent the day at her house.  My husband came after work and we didn't get home till after 10 pm.

I have used two clowns on my card.

I have used papers, letters and clip art from Betsy Rainbow circus sets.
2 Bugaboo digi stamps "clown number one" and "clown number eight" and coloured them with markers.

I have just finished my card for day 7 Friday and hoping that the glitter and liquid pearls dry in time.

Happy Bugaboo

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Gal's corner challenge 3 - Let's hear it for the boys  (I have made this card for a boy celebrating his birthday in March)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute card Thursday 357 - colourful
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 120 - cute
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inkspirational Challenge 17 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/




Digitally Sweet challenge 124 - anything but a card

The challenge at Digitally Sweet this week is anything but a card or scrapbook page
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use


I have used digital paper and Lacy Sunshine digital stamp "Sugar Plum Fairy - Ethereal Enchantress".
I have painted over with glimour glam paints.   You can't see the shine in the scan.
Layered onto pink card, added eyelet and twine.

I hope you will go over to Digitally Sweet and see the lovely projects by the design team and join in the challenge.



Friday, 23 January 2015

Creative Fingers Challenge 64 - anything goes

Creative Fingers Challenge 64 - anything goes and it is B team's time to show their cards this week.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this week is Aurora Wings who gave us each a lovely digi stamp to use.
You can buy these stamps at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings
and there is also a challenge blog http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have just made a simple card this time as I lost track of the days.

I have used paper from Betsy Rainbow.
Aurora Wings digi stamp Wisteria sprite coloured with markers.
Typed sentiment.
Layered all onto green card.

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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

Glitter n Sparkle 120 - cute
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 17 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bugaboo 5th birthday Wednesday challenge -humor me

Bugaboo 5th birthday challenge day 5 - humor me - make a funny birthday project
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-wednesday.html

I have used papers from Bugaboo Bright cupcake papers.
Bugaboo Digi stamp "Stella birthday 29 again" coloured with markers.
Layered onto green card.

I would like to also enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday 357 - Colourful
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Pea stamps friends and fans facebook group progressive challenge

A progressive challenge has started at the Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sweetpeastampsfriendsandfans/?fref=ts
Part 1 is make a card using any Sweet Pea image Digital stamp or rubber stamp that is in the Sweet Pea shop and enter before 26 January and then you will receive the free image for part 2.
Sweet Pea shop is at http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/


I have layered Sweet Pea stamp "Fuschia Fairy" by Meredith Dillman onto a frame from Betsy Rainbow, cut out and coloured with markers.  Sponged with distress ink.
Layered onto paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Violet Crush" and layered onto green card.
Cut out sentiment from the same pad and sponged with distress ink and layered on top.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges"

Allsorts challenge 294 - spring flowers
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafting from the Heart  43 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft your Passion 245 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Fun Day Friday 71 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 2 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act Card Challenge 89 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Purple Haze 74 - Spring
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 167 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bugaboo Stamps 5th birthday celebrations challenge day 4

The fourth challenge for Bugaboo Stamps 5th birthday celebrations is a colour challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-tuesday.html


Two papers from Lacy Sunshine
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Bugaboo digi stamp "Stella birthday alternative" coloured with markers.

Just before Christmas I bought some Bugaboo stamps and papers but forgot to transfer them to the Bugaboo folder, just found them when I was looking for the stamps I bought a few days ago.  Unfortunately I bought the mini set Winter bears again.  Serves me right for not moving the first lot straight away.   I am so far behind.  There are not enough hours in the day and I am slow.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern papers.
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk

Creative Knockouts No 72 - birthdays
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.ca/


Bugaboo 5th birthday celebrations - challenge 3

The the 3rd challenge at Bugaboo 5th birthday celebrations is a photo inspiration
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/bugaboo-stamps-5th-birthday-monday.html


I have used the elephant, the balloons, spots & stripes and some of the colours for my card

The spot paper and balloons are from Pininkie.
I made the stripes and circles paper.
Bugaboo digi stamp "Peaches Present" coloured with markers.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion 245 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Just us Girls 26 colour week - green, orange and blue
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Bugaboo 5th birthday bash - sketch challenge

The second challenge at Bugaboo's 5th birthday bash is a sketch challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.nl/


This is the card I made to the sketch

Bugaboo digi stamp AKV Winter sled coloured with markers
Paper and frames from Betsy Rainbow
Snowflakes from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD
Typed sentiment
Added glitter to hat and snowflakes

Happy 5th birthday to Bugaboo.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps challenge 96 - winter
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with patter paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creatalicious challenge 71 - winter
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Cute card Thursday 356 - Just for laughs
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Paradise of Stamps 10 - winter
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/

Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge 63 - anything goes with a twist add some sparkle (added glitter)
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive challenge 216 - winter blues
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/






Bugaboo celebrates its 5th birthday - day 1 challenge

Each day at Bugaboo during its 5th birthday celebrations is a new challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.nl/  Day 1 is bingo
 
 I have done the bottom row:  Animal (bear), bright colors and buttons

Bugaboo stamp "Button Bear" coloured with markers
Button paper and buttons from Scrap Graphics

Happy birthday to Bugaboo stamps.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Glitter n Sparkle 120 - cute
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenge 210 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Try it on Tuesday - favourite things (my favourite colours purple & pink with green and teddy bears one of my favourite things)
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/


Monday, 19 January 2015

Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge 187

Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge 187 - Anything goes with a you are special twist (I have used the optional twist) - must use a Kenny K stamp

http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.com.au/


Kenny K stamp Precoloured Kitty Katastrophe
Sentiments from Create with TLC
Die cuts and purple paper from Betsy Rainbow
Steampunk paper from Bearly Mine Designs

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:

Come and Get it - Steampunk
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Christmas club challenge - the real meaning of Christmas

Christine has set the theme for this fortnight for the Christmas card club
"The Real Meaning of Christmas"

Precoloured frame from Deedees Blue Christmas set
Precoloured Mary and Baby and  from Deedees Mary's Joy set
Precoloured star from Deedees Ornamental icy set

You can buy the lovely Deedee's digis at https://shop.deedeesdigis.com/

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

Sweet Stampin Christmas - Nativity
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas 46 - Anything goes with a twist make it cute
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 294 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

12 months of Christmas card link up
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

The other members of the Christmas club are listed on the left of my blog.  Have a look at their lovely cards.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Sparkles monthly challenge 64 - Raise a glass to the new year

Sparkles monthly challenge 64 - Raise a glass to the new year (anything drink related)
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Pattern paper from The Paper Shelter Happy New Year set
Precoloured digi "Misteri cheers", which I bought from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.
Unfortunately the Misteri stamps are no longer available at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fab n Funky challenge 242 - something new
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Get Creative challenge 6 - celebrate anything new
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act Challenge 89 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/



Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnette January facebook challenge

Nikki Burnette kindly gave us a free image to use in the Spellbinding facebook group challenge for January.  I didn't have to download it this month as I already had it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/
The challenge is to use something new with any Nikki Burnette stamp.  I have used pattern paper from one of my new books of papers given to me by my youngest daughter for Christmas.


I have embossed light pink card with Crafts Too "Butterflies" embossing folder.  Added pattern paper from Rosie's Studio A5 designer papers "Garden".  Printed Nikki Burnette stamp "Analiese" onto white card, coloured with markers, layered onto dark pink card and then onto light pink card.  Stamped Happy Birthday and punched with oval punch, layered onto dark pink card punched with scalloped oval punch and layered on top.  Added butterfly brads and flower brads.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

As You like it challenge - favourite embossing folder and why.
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
It was hard to pick my favourite embossing folder as I have a lot of lovely ones.  I have used the butterly one many times.

Aud Sentiments 123 - anything goes
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Butterfly challenge 22 - Butterflies plus B is for brads
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Fun Day Friday 71 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink 60 - anything goes
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenge 210 -anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act card challenge No 89 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

The Paper Shelter 186 - use punches and/or dies
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.au/

The Sisterhood of Crafters-anything goes with a twist use a new craft supply (I have used new paper)
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/




Digitally Sweet challenge Dance Like nobody is watching

The challenge at Digitally Sweet this week is dance like nobody is watching
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week is Lunagirl who has given us some lovely images to use
http://lunagirl.com/

I have layered the lovely image onto digi paper from Daydream Designs.  Added sentiment and embellishment from Daydream Designs.

I would like to enter this card into

Aud Sentiments 123 - anything goes
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fun day Friday 71 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 166 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/





Friday, 16 January 2015

From the Heart stamps - January challenge

Each month Faith kindly gives us a free stamp set to join the From The Heart Stamps challenge then if we make a card and join the challenge we receive the next month's free.
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/01/03/free-stamp-of-the-month-january-2015/

If you haven't already joined the progressive challenge you can buy the stamp set and join the challenge and then you will receive next month's set free.
Or if you buy $10 worth From the Heart stamps you can get the Little Snowman set free
See the code here http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/

This is this month's set


This is the card Imade

I have layered the Little snowman onto paper from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD and coloured him with markers.  Added snowflakes from the same CD.
Added glitter to the snowflakes and slick white Kindy Glitz to the snow.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments 123 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creatalicious challenge 71 - winter
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspirational Challenges No 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Create challenge 149 - add snowflakes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational challenge 131 - snowflakes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Paradise of Stamps - winter
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/



Gerda Steiner January challenge

Gerda Steiner kindly gives us a free image to use in her challenge each month
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/

Have layered the free image 378 dachshund in love onto papers from Pinkinkie and coloured him with markers.

If you haven't already joined in this progressive challenge you can buy this stamp
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/all-digital-stamps/dachshund-in-love?rq=378
and make a card and join the challenge this month and you will receive next month's image free.

I would also like to enter this card into

Crafty Gals corner challenge No 2 - Sweethearts (all you have to do is add a heart to your card)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge-anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Feeling Sketchy 113 second card

This is my second card for Feeling Sketchy 113
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Karleigh Sue
https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/KarleighSueDigis

Sketch 113

I made this card using "Gone Crafting" which was a free digi last year on the facebook group and is now available in the shop
Background paper is from Pininkie Abstract shards paper set.  On top of that layered paper from Imagine That School Day papers.  Printed Karleigh Sue digi stamp Gone Crafting onto white card and coloured with markers and layered on top.  Punched label and wrote sentiment and layered on top.  Added twine and scissors brad.

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

 Karleigh Sue Facebook group

Karleigh Sue also has a challenge blog.  1st challenge will be on 1 February.
Challenge Blog

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends No 1 - anything goes

Love to Scrap challenge - Use items beginning with one or more of the letters in blog title (L,T,S,C,or B) the following are on my card:  T-tote bag, twine, S-scissors, shoes, C-crayons on paper, B-brad, blue paper and blue dress)

Sisters of Craft monthly challenge - anything goes

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Girly but no pink

Try it on Tuesday - my favourite things.  My favourite thing to do is craft and I love digi stamps, pattern paper, ribbon/twine and brads.





Feeling Sketchy No 113

Feeling Sketchy 113
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Karleigh Sue
  https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/KarleighSueDigis

This is the sketch for this fortnight.

and this is the card I made with one of the images given to the Feeling Sketchy design team.

I have embossed the pink card with cupcake embossing folder.
The birthday paper I found on Activity Village
Printed out the Karleigh Sue digi  Bow Topsy Turvy cake  and coloured with markers and layered on top.  Added twine.  Stamped happy birthday and punched out and added on top.  Added cup cake brad.  Layered all onto blue card.

I hope that you will go over to the Feeling Sketchy blog and see the lovely cards and layouts by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the challenges at 

Glitter n Sparkle 119 - include some pink

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes







Bugaboo turns 5 this month join them for their week long party

Bugaboo turns 5 this month go over and join in the party


Bugaboo has great digi stamps in their shop  http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
freebie every Friday
new images every Tuesday




Lacy Sunshine 49 Sparkly and new

Lacy Sunshine challenge 49 - Sparkly and new
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have used new papers from Lacy Sunshine "Mandy and Sheena Wild Boutique" paper set which I bought yesterday.  Plus new Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Snow and Cat Enchantress" which I coloured with markers.
Snowflakes from Polkadoodles "Angelberry Christmas" CD
Added rhinestons and liquid pearls.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fab n Funky 242 - something new (new paper and stamp)
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Fun day Friday - use some bling (rhinestones and liquid pearls)
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 119 - use some pink
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Create challenge 149 - add snowflakes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Party Time Tuesdays 194 - anything goes
http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

The Corrosive Challenge 215 - Shiny and New
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Purple Haze 73 - anything new to you (new paper and stamp)
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

It has been very hot here in Sydney and we still have lots of hot weather to come.  Officially our summer is 1 December till end February but last year we had some hot weather in November.  We often have some very hot days in March.

The insects are what I don't like flies, etc.   This year we have a problem with little ants coming into the house, and they are not coming for food as they are in both bathrooms and my craft room.  I don't allow any food or drink in my craft room.  I made this card yesterday and instead of leaving it on my desk for the liquid pearls to dry I put it on the chair in the middle of my room.  This morning it was covered with ants, how they got there I don't know.  Luckily they didn't leave any marks on my card.

Have a good day everyone.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Imagine That January challenge - anything goes with an Imagine That digi stamp

Imagine That has two monthly challenges running:  one is the digi of the month and the other is anything goes using an Imagine That stamp.
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/januarys-use-any-it-digi-challenge.html

I needed to make another new year card for a cyber friend who likes bears and also this month would have been Elvis' 80th birthday so I thought I would use the new digi stamp set I bought recently from Imagine That and haven't used before.

I have used background stamp and sentiment from Daydream Designs Happy New Year set and precoloured "Elvis Bear" from Imagine That.
The Elvis Bear set has black and white images also for you to colour plus a few sentiments.


I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday 355 - What's new
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Get Creative Challenge 6 - celebrate anything new
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational Weekly challenge - add a background image
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


In the Pink 60 - anything goes

The challenge at In the Pink this fortnight is anything goes
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered the new precoloured Digi Stamps 4 Joy "Funky Kate" onto paper from Lacy Sunshine which I bought today.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC and music.

I would like to also add this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday 355 - What's new (new digi and new paper)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Get Creative Challenge 6 - celebrate anything new (new digi and new paper)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html

Glitter n Sparkle challenge 119 - add some pink
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 16 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Digi Stamps 4 Joy facebook - 1000 likes challenge
https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy?fref=ts




Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge 108 - Bingo

There have been some changes at the Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge blog
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
Instead of fortnightly challenges we will now have monthly challenges on the 1st of each month so you will now have a month to enter your entry, except for January when the challenge starts today 14 January and finishes on 31 January.

January challenge 108 is bingo - use 3 elements either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
 I have used the top row die or punch, flowers, stitch Faux/real


Digi Stamp 4 Joy MP269 Sunflower Pixie coloured with markers.
Paper and die cut from Polkadoodles Winston CD.  
Faux stitching 
Punched butterfly and flowers.

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

I would like to enter this card into 

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper

Lil patch of crafty friends challenge 1 - anything goes

Sisters of Craft January challenge - anything goes

Try it on Tuesday - my favourite things (some of my favourite things are flowers and butterflies)