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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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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Deedees Digis April progressive digi of the month challenge.

http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2015/03/blessings-are-bloomin-this-month.html
Each month Deedee kindly gives us a free digital stamp set to use in her challenge.
If you haven't joined in yet you can buy this month's set, make a card and join in the challenge and you will receive next month's free.
This is the digital stamp set for April.
 This is the card I made
I have layered one of the precoloured images and one of the sentiments onto Deedees paper flowers from Chance of showers paper set.

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/

Sentimental Sunday 252 - Springtime flowers with a sentiment
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 73 - anything goes with a twist use a sentiment
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafter's Cafe challenge 109 - spring flowers
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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


Monday, 30 March 2015

Aliciabel Challenge 5 - anything goes or candy treats

Challenge 5 at Aliciabel is anything goes or candy treats.
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
I have done candy treats
I have layered Aliciabel digi stamp Caramelo onto lollipop paper from Create with TLC and coloured her with markers.  Stamped happy birthday onto yellow and punched out with oval punch.  Layered onto pink scallop punched and layered on top.  Added ice cream brad.

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

613 Avenue Create 117 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get it - one for the girls
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

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

Open Minded Crafting Fun 33 - food related
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 73 - anything goes with a twist add a sentiment
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Fairytale challenge 114 - many colours (there is also a blog hop here)
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Scrap the Girls challenge - sketch

The challenge this month at Scrap the Girls is a sketch
http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/
I just found this challenge today on Julene's blog.  I have been making mostly cards and am way behind with my scrapbooking.

This is the sketch
and this is the layout I did tonight
I have used paper, flowers, leaves and flairs from Scrappiness Designs

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

Allsorts 304 - Feature a creature
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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




Sunday, 29 March 2015

Christmas Card club - critter or critters

Maureen has set the theme for this fortnight for the Christmas Club -
Feature a critter or critters.


I have used image, background and sentiment from Diane's Daydream Designs.  (Unfortunately Diane had to close her shop so you can no longer buy her images)

The blogs of the members of the Christmas Club are listed on the left side of my blog if you would like to look at their lovely cards.

I would like to enter this card into

Allsorts 304 - feature a creature
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Fab n Funky 252 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Suzy Bee's 73 - anything goes with a twist add a sentiment
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Ching Chou Kuik March challenge - Fancy and Frills

The challenge this month at Ching Chou Kuik is Fancy and Frills


Ching Chou Kuik digi stamp "Spring Dreaming" coloured with markers.   
Butterfly paper from A Cherry on top
Frame, flowers and bows from Scrappiness Designs
Frill ribbons from Polkadoodles Eden CD
Sentiment from Create with TLC

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

Crafting by Design - Flowers with a twist 

Crafty Gals Corner 12 - anything goes

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

Sister Act card challenge 99 - anything goes - must be a card

Word Art Wednesday 176 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse




Gerder Steiner progressive challenge for March

Each month Gerder kindly gives us a free image to join in the challenge.  If we make a card for the challenge we receive the next month's free.
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image and make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.

My eyes are very sore today so I have just made a simple card.

Printed the free image Kitten and chicks onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers.
Layered onto yellow card and added flowers and butterflies washi tape.

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

Fairy Tale Challenge - many colours
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
There is also a great blog hop at Fairy Tale challenge at the moment.

Fun day Friday - Easter card
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

I really prefer to use  images that show the real meaning of Easter like the one I put on my blog yesterday.  A card I made for a friend.
http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-78.html


Friday, 27 March 2015

Digitally Sweet 133 - Anything goes

Challenge 133 at Digitally Sweet is anything goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Limited Runs who has given us some lovely stamps to use.
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.ca/

I have used precoloured Limited Runs digi "Catching a snowflake"
Santa and sentiments from Create with TLC
Paper from Pickled Potpourie Victorian Frosted snowflakes.
Extra snowflakes from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD

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

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

12 months of Christmas cards linkup No 3 - anything goes with the optional theme let it snow
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/challenge-3-optional-theme-let-it-snow.html

Christmas card challenges 16 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/christmas-card-challenges-16-anything.html

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

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

Fab n Funky 252 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/


Try it on Tuesday - hats

Try it on Tuesday challenge - hats


Received a lovely flower embossing folder and stamp set free with Australian Simply cards No 79.  I have embossed light pink card with the embossing folder.  Coloured it with inks and markers.  Stamped the flower onto dark pink card and layered on top.  Stamped Happy birthday.  Printed Digi Stamps for Joy digi stamp MP154 Xandria onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  Added punched butterflies, three brads with and lots of rhinestones for the extra bling.  Layered all on to dark pink card.

Addicted to Stamps and More 137 - Make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Butterfly challenge 27 - Butterflies + C for corners (corner embossing folder)
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - spring
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafting by Design - Flowers with a twist
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Craft Your Passion 254 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Sentimental Sundays 251 - buttons, brads and/or bling - 1 of each or 3 or more of one of them.   I have all 3 brads and lots of bling.
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafters Cafe 109 - spring flowers
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Jelly Park last challenge on the blog - One for mums

This is the last challenge on the Jelly Park Blog - One for Mums
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed sentiment from Daydream Designs and Jelly Park digi stamp "Woman reading book" onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers.
Added 2 button flowers, button butterfly, 2 butterfly brads and three rhinestone flowers.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 137 - Make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Butterfly challenge 27 - Butterflies + C for corners (I have something in each corner)
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - spring
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafting by Design - Flowers with a twist (flowers in the image, button flowers and rhinestone flowers)
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Moments 64 - gift, tag or a card for a special lady
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Sentimental Sundays 251 - buttons, brads and/or bling - 1 of each or 3 or more of one of them.   I have all 3:  buttons, brads and bling.
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Purple Haze 83 - Anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 176 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 78 - anything goes with a twist Easter card

Challenge 78 at Fan-tastic Tuesday is anything goes with a twist Easter card
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

 I have used precoloured image and sentiments from Diane's Daydream Designs.  Unfortunately Diane had to close her shop so you can't buy these any more.

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

613 Avenue Create 116 - anything goes optional twist purple

Crafting from the Heart 52 - anything goes

Creatalicious challenge 73 - anything goes

Fun day Friday 81 - Easter card

Paradise of Stamps - clean and simple

Party Time Tuesday 196 - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse



Thursday, 26 March 2015

Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnett - March facebook challenge.

Nikki kindly gave everyone a free image on the facebook group to join in the challenge.   I already had the image before.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/?fref=ts
If you would like to receive the free image and join the challenge go to the facebook group and join in.


I have printed out "Dorothy" by Nikki Burnett, cut her out and coloured with markers.  Layered her onto five papers from AzRedhead Yellow Brick Road paper set.  The writing on the third sheet says "There's no place like home"
Added dog brad and layered all onto white card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 137 - Make your mark.
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

C.R.A.F.T. 304 - inspired by a film (this is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Craft Your Passion 254 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creatalicious challenge 73 - anything goes
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Moments 64 - gift, tag or card for a special lady
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge 72 - anything goes with a twist add some hearts (hearts on the pattern paper)
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Purple Haze 83 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/





Lacy Sunshine challenge 54 Go Green

Challenge 54 at Lacy Sunshine is Go Green so lots of green is what they want to see.
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
Each month Heather kindly gives a free image.  If you use a Lacy Sunshine stamp in the challenge you can request the next month's image for free.   If you haven't already joined in the Lacy Sunshine challenges you can buy the digi image at a special price or use any Lacy Sunshine digi or rubber stamp.
This is the image for this challenge.

I have used a Lacy Sunshine image that I bought a while back.

I have layered Lacy Sunshine stamp "Daisy Sue" Flowerpot Pretties onto paper from Pininkie Abstract Shards paper set and coloured her with Distress markers.

Added corners, flowers and butterflies from Scrappiness Designs.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 137 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Butterflies challenge 27 - butterflies + C for corners
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 52 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots - spring
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Gals Corner 12 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Emerald Faeries 65 - yellow and green
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 26 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational - cute
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/



Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Outlawz progressive freebie challenge - March

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-march-1st-2015
Each month we receive a free image from a different sponsor and if we make a card and join the challenge we receive the next month's free image.
If you haven't already joined in and you would like to, go over to Outlawz freebie progressive challenge, register to join, then email for this month's free image.
This month our sponsor is Gerder Steiner designs

This is the card I made with the stamp from Gerder
I sprayed white card with different colour Dylusion sprays, then embossed it with balloons embossing folder.

Stamped Happy birthday onto card which had the overflow of the dylusion sprays, punched out with scallop oval punch and added distress ink to edges, and layered onto card.

Printed Gerder Steiner digital stamp 342 elephant and bird onto white card and coloured with markers and distress inks and layered on top.

Die cut number 2 and added on top.  Layered all onto blue card.

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

Craft your Passion 254 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Get Creative 11 -  Must use a die cut (the number 2, I have very few die cuts).
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational challenge - cute
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Purple Haze 83 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Catch the Bug challenge blog - Stella Says sketch No 306

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.nl/2015/03/stella-says-sketch-challenge-306.html
This is the Stella Says sketch no 306

This is my card

I have used pattern paper from Bugaboo Flower papers.
Bugaboo precoloured image "Pretty Fairy color"
Drew hexagons on the computer
Flowers and flairs from Scrappiness Designs.

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

613 Avenue Create 116 - anything goes with optional twist purple.
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get it Challenge - things with wings
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafting from the Heart 52 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

From the Heart Stamps - free stamp of the month progressive challenge

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/03/06/free-stamp-of-the-month-march-2015/
Each month From the Heart Stamps gives us a free stamp set to use in the monthly challenge.  If you make a card for the challenge you receive the next month's image free.  If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's set, make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's image free.
This is the stamp set we received this month.
This is the simple card I made

I embossed yellow card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Printed out stamps and sentiment from the Happy Easter set, coloured them with markers, cut out and layered onto yellow card.

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

Crafty Gals Corner 11 - Hippity Hop (make a project that has an Easter theme)

Creative Card Crew 83 - Easter critters (my card has Easter rabbit)

Cute Card Thursday 365 - Spring Fever

Fan-tastic Tuesday 78 - anything goes with a twist - Easter

Scrapping 4 Fun 38 - Spring or Easter



Imagine That challenge use any IT digi.

The second monthly challenge for March at Imagine That is use any Imagine That digi.

I have layered digi from Imagine That "Grand Piano" onto paper from Pininkie Musical Notes pattern paper set.  Printed sentiment from "Grand Piano" set onto red and layered on top.  Layered all onto red card.

Don't forget to also go over to Imagine That and join in the digi stamp of the month
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/march-dotm-challenge-peacocks.html

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

Crafting by Design - Masculine Projects
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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

Creative Corner challenge - for a boy
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Paradise of Stamps 14 - clean and simple
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/

Just us Girls Colour week 285 - black and white and one other colour
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/



Faery Ink March challenge - out of this world

The challenge for March at Faery Ink is out of this world
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/march-challenge-out-of-this-world.html

I have printed Faery Ink digi stamp Ariella Moonbeam onto a circle and coloured with glitter pen and markers (unfortunately the glitter doesn't show on the scan).
Layered onto paper from Pininkie Christmas black and white paper set.  Sentiment is from QKR Stampede.  Added star button, 3 star brads and rhinestones.

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

Come and Get it challenge - Things with wings
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

C.R.A.F.T. 303 - Mothers day or female
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting by Design March challenge - anything goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/march-anything-goes-challenge.html

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

Creative Ladybirds Creations March challenge - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends No 6 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/challenge-6.html

Penny's Paper Crafty challenge 218 - Use favourite embellishments
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Sentimental Sundays - Buttons, Brads and/or bling with a sentiment
(You must use at least one of each item or three or more of one with a sentiment - I have used all three plus a sentiment)
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/

Sisters of Craft March challenge - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/



Monday, 23 March 2015

Card 2 for CD Sunday challenge - Sentiment

This is my second card for this week's challenge at CD Sunday - sentiment
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used pattern paper, frame, precoloured digi stamp, ribbon, flowers, jewel and sentiments from Polkadoodles Eden CD which I received recently.

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

613 Avenue Create 116 - anything goes with the optional twist purple.  (This was easy for me as my favourite colour is purple)
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get it challenge - things with wings (there are butterflies on the image)
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 303 - mothers day/female
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Cute Card Thursday 365 - spring fever
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Polkadoodles - birthdays
http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational challenge 136 - spring
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Scrapping 4 Fun 38 - spring or Easter
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


CD Sunday challenge - use a sentiment

CD Sunday challenge - use a sentiment and must use something from a CD
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper, precoloured digi image of carol singers, sentiment and snowflake embellishments from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD.
I love using the Polkadoodles CDs.

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

12 months of Christmas linkup up No 3 - optional theme let it snow
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas card challenges 16 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly challenge No 221 - singing
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/

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sassy Studio Designs March Facebook progressive challenge

Those who made a card for last month received this month's image free to join the challenge at Sassy Studio Designs facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/


I have printed out part of Sassy Studio Designs digi image maxi skirt 2 onto white card and coloured her with markers and chalks.
Embossed light pink card with Crafts Too butterfly frame cut out the frame and layered over the digi.  Coloured the raised butterflies and flowers with chalks.  Added punched flowers and butterfly.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

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

C.R.A.F.T. 303 - Mothers day or female
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Cuttlebug Mania - use a frame or make a frame
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com.au/

Jellypark last challenge - one for the mums.
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's 219 - use your favourite embellishment (some of my favourites are flowers and butterfly and embossing)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/




The Glory of Christmas challenge 55 - Christmas trees

Challenge 55 this fortnight at the Glory of Christmas is Christmas trees.
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Precoloured digis and sentiment from Diane's Daydream Designs "Under the Christmas tree".  Paper from Daydream Designs "Elegant snowflakes" paper set.
Unfortunately Diane had to close her shop so you can no longer buy her digis.
You can buy the paper from Imagine That - Christmas snowflake paper

I hope you will go over to The Glory of Christmas 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:

12 months of Christmas cards link up - optional theme let it snow (I have used snowflake paper)
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

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
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk

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

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge - gifts
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Digi Stamps 4 Joy new release digi stamps

There are new stamps released at Digi Stamps 4 Joy every second Sunday.
See cards made by the design team with some of today's new digis on the blog
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
you can buy the stamps at the shop  http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I made this card with one of the new stamps MP384 Pilot Ted and the sentiment that goes with it.  I layered him onto paper from Daydream Designs and coloured him with markers.  (The aeroplane is part of the paper, you can't buy this any more as Diane had to close her shop)

I hope you will go over to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog and see the lovely cards by the design team and also join in our March challenge Embossing/Red.  (Use either dry (embossing folder) or wet (embossing powder) and make the main colour red.

I would 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/

Craft Your Passion 253 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting by Designs - masculine projects
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Corner challenge - for a boy
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Sparkles Monthly challenge 66 - Teddy bears
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 175 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Luna Girls Moonbeams challenge - flappers

Challenge at Luna Girl Moonbeams - flappers
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/2015/03/creative-challenge-theme-flappers.html

I have layered one of the precoloured images from the Luna Girl  "Sassy Flappers 1" collage sheet onto paper from Gecko Galz "Pixie Dust" paper set.
Added flowers, leaves and butterflies from Scrappiness Designs.
Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

Buckwells Crafty challenge 6 - flowers
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/buckwells-crafty-challenge-6-flowers.html

Crafty Boots challenge - spring
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Cute Card Thursday 365 - Spring Fever
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fab n Funky challenge 251 - Spring into colour
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goeshttp://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Scrapping for Fun 38 - Spring or Easter
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

{PIN}spirational challenge 136 - inspiration photo - spring flowers
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/




Friday, 20 March 2015

Digitally Sweet challenge 132 - anything but a card or layout

Challenge 132 this week at Digitally Sweet is anything but a card or layout
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo who has kindly given us some images to use
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

I have made a calendar page using the image given to me "JJ Calendar Months April" plus other images I have bought from Bugaboo.


Paper and sentiment also from Bugaboo.   Coloured images with markers.
(After scanning and adding here I noticed that I have made a mistake.  My birthday dinner at Lynda's is on Saturday not Sunday.)

I hope you will go over to Digitally Sweet and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  Any craft project except a card or layout using digital stamps or paper.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 136 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Catch the Bug theme challenge - Spring into Spring (It is Autumn here but Spring in USA and most of the images on my calendar page are Spring/Easter images)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/theme-challenge-spring-into-spring.html

Crafting by Designs monthly challenge -anything goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/march-anything-goes-challenge.html

Crafty Gals Corner challenge 11 - Hippity Hop - make a project that has an Easter theme (my page has mostly Easter images)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Creative Card Crew 83 - Easter critters (there is a bunny on my page)
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Scrapping 4 fun challenge 38 - Spring or Easter  (there are spring and Easter images on my calendar page)
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 175 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/





Creative Fingers challenge 72 - anything goes

Challenge 72 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Faery Ink who has given us some lovely images to use
http://faeryink.com/shop/


Printed Faery Ink Digi stamp "Gabbie as Alice in Wonderland" and coloured with markers.
Layered onto paper from Daydream Designs and added sentiment from Daydream Designs. (Unfortunately you can no longer buy these as Diane had to close her shop)
Added butterfly and mushroom brads.  Layered all onto blue then white then pink card.

I hope that you will go over to Creative Fingers 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 136 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Butterfly challenge 26 - butterflies and pattern paper
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Craft Your Passion 253 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge 6 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Scrap challenge 50 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 71 - spots and/or stripes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive challenge 220 - our animal friends
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 175 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/



Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Crafter's Cafe challenge 108 - What Season are you in

Challenge 108 at The Crafter's Cafe is What Season are you in - make a project reflecting where you are living.
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

It is Autumn here in Australia and I had to make some Autumn ATC cards
I have layered precoloured image from Gecko Galz flower fairies 2 collage sheet onto paper from Gecko Galz Pixie Dust paper set (I have changed colour of the paper)
I have added leaves, flower and butterflies from Scrappiness Designs.
Layered all onto black card.

I love the flower fairies and I have a set of small books with the flower fairies and a verse for each one.  I have put the verse for the Blackberry Fairy onto the back of the ATC.

The Song of
the Blackberry Fairy
My berries cluster black and thick
For rich and poor alike to pick.
I’ll tear your dress, and cling, and tease,
And scratch your hands and arms and knees.
I’ll stain your fingers and your face,
And then I’ll laugh at your disgrace
But when the bramble-jelly’s made,
You’ll find your trouble well repaid.
From Flower Fairies of the Autumn
by Cicely Mary Barker
I would also like to enter this ATC into the following challenges:

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

Creatalicious 73 - anything goes
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 25 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Gecko Galz facebook challenge - green and gold

One of the challenges this month at Gecko Galz facebook group is green and gold
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


I have layered one of the precoloured images from Gecko Galz flower fairies 2 collage sheet onto green and gold papers from Gecko Galz Pixie dust papers.  Typed best wishes.  Added flowers and butterfly from Scrappiness Designs Go Green elements set.

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

Aud Sentiments 127 - use a two word sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Buckwells Crafty Challenge No 6 - flowers
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/buckwells-crafty-challenge-6-flowers.html

Butterfly challenge 26 - Butterfly plus pattern papers
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots challenge - Spring
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafting from the Heart 51 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Creatalicious challenge 73 - anything goes
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Gecko Galz blog customer challenge March - in the garden
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/march-customer-challenge-in-garden.html

Sentimental Sunday 250 - fairies and a sentiment
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/



As You Like It, Show us your style - Favourite type of stamp digi or rubber

The challenge at As You Like It is Favourite type of stamp digi or rubber (and why)
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have lots of rubber and clear stamps but I mostly use digi stamps now as they are easier on my sore hands and you can resize them to whatever size you want and if they are png stamps you can layer them onto digi backgrounds.
This card uses my favourite digi stamp which Amanda at Faery Ink Stamps made especially for me when I won her first blog challenge.  I told her my favourites were fairies and butterflies and she made a coloured digi  for me, plus my blog header and watermark on this card.
I have embossed mauve card with one of my favourite embossing folders "butterflies".  Added butterfly pattern paper and ribbon.  Printed out precoloured digi onto white card, cut with decorative scissors, coloured edges with purple marker and layered on top.  Added punched leaves, flowers, pearls, mushroom brad and butterfly brad.  All my favourite things.  Layered onto purple card (my favourite colour)

You can buy the black and white digi version of this stamp at the Faery Ink shop
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/
or you can buy it as a rubber stamp at Sweet Pea Stamps
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/amanda-s-byron/amanda-s-byrons-margaret-fae

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

Allsorts challenge No 302 - Flowers and pearls
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Butterfly challenge 26 - Butterflies and P for pattern paper
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 51 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion 253 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creatalicious challenge 73 - anything goes
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Faery Ink Facebook February challenge which ends on 21 March
(create a project using a stamp of your choice and lots of 'bling')
https://www.facebook.com/groups/faeryink/

Fairytale challenge 113 - flower power
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 24 - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational - spring flowers
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/