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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, 30 June 2015

Catch the Bug challenge - Stella Says Sketch No 310 - my second card

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Stella%20Says%20Sketch
This is Sketch No 310

This is the second card I finished today.


I have layered paper from Bugaboo Frosty papers set onto green card.  Added Scalloped frame from Pininkie.  Printed Bugaboo stamp Sunbonnet Present, coloured with markers and layered on top.  Typed Happy Christmas.  Added rhinestones.

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

Christmas card challenges 30 - anything goes

Come and Get It - cute cards

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 235 - two words

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Glitter n Sparkle 143 - must have a sentiment.

Inspiration Destination 39 - anything goes

Pennys Paper Crafting challenge - anything goes hand made

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - anything goes with a twist Use 2 colours (red and green)




Catch The Bug - Stella Says Sketch No 310

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Stella%20Says%20Sketch
This is Sketch No 310

This is the first card I finished today.
Made this card for a cyber friend who some of her favourite colours are blue, purple, red.
Embossed purple card with balloons embossing folder.
Added pattern paper from Firefly Collection 6x6 paper stack.
Printed Bugaboo stamp Stella Rocking Chair onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered on top.  Stamped Happy Birthday and added rhinestones.

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

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

Creative Corner challenges - happy birthday

Cuttlebug Mania - add a sentiment

Glitter n Sparkle 143 - must have a sentiment.

Pennys Paper Crafting challenge - anything goes hand made





ATC Around the world challenge 6 - Fantasy

I found an ATC challenge site this month.  Challenge 6 at ATC Around the World is Fantasy
http://atcaroundtheworld.blogspot.com.au/

I found this background in my ATC box which I made ages ago so unfortunately I can't remember how I made it.
Today I stamped three of the fairies from Stamp It Fairy Land stamp which has 4 fairies.  Added rhinestones and layered onto purple card.

I would also like to add this ATC to the following challenges

Come and Get It - cute cards
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Pennys Paper Crafty challenge 233 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Sunday, 28 June 2015

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - flying flags

Another challenge at the Gecko Galz facebook group is flying flags - any flag from anywhere
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used papers from Pininkie.
Pennant Flag Borders from Easy Party Printables (changed colour to red and typed letters on top)
Precoloured digi from Gecko Galz Red White and Blue Jewel It collage sheet.

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

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

Cute Card Thursday 379 - stars and/or stripes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fun Day Friday 94 - Red white and blue
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

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

One Stitch at a Time 240 - anything goes with red white and blue
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Open Minded Crafting Fun 39 - vintage
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/



The Glory of Christmas challenge 62 - gifts

Challenge 62 at the Glory of Christmas is gifts
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used precoloured digi stamps, elements, papers and sentiment from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD.

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 add this card to the following challenges:

Crafting by Design - getting ready for Christmas
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/get-ready-for-christmas-june-edition.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 235 - two words
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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday - stars and/or stripes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fab n Funky 265 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/


Gecko Galz facebook challenge - beach madness

One of the challenges for June on the Gecko Galz facebook group is Beach Madness
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used paper from Gecko Galz By the Shore papers
Precoloured digi from Gecko Galz Splish Splash 1 collage set and sentiment from same set.
Seagulls and fish from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

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

Crafting from the Heart 65 - cheeky/anything goes

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 25 - anything goes

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 91 - anything goes with a twist A Touch of Summer

Open Minded Crafting Fun challenge 39 - vintage





Friday, 26 June 2015

A Bit More time to Craft blog challenge candy

Blog Candy at A Bit More Time to Craft
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

Lozzy is giving away 2 sets of digi papers to 3 randomly drawn winners.  You have until 17 July to link up to the Blog Candy link at A Bit More Time to Craft.

Also don't forget the design team call which closes on 27 July.
If you are interest in joining a new anything goes challenge design team go over to A Bit More Time to Craft and see the details.






Scrap the Girls June challenge - super bright and girly

June challenge at Scrap the Girls is super bright and girly with a colour inspiration photo.
http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/


I have used papers from Gecko Galz and Prettygrafik.  Sentiment and teapot, cup, milk jug and sugar bowl from Daydream Designs.  Other cups, strawberries and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Supplies.

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

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

Paradise of Stamps challenge 20 - many flowers or fruits (I have used both flowers and fruit on my layout)
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/





Thursday, 25 June 2015

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - June layout sketch challenge

http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch for the layout challenge at Everyday Miracles
 I have done a layout to match my May Mothers day layout with another photo from Mothers Day 2015.  This photo was taken in the restaurant during lunch.

Paper from Gecko Galz, Ribbons from Pininkie, doilies, flowers and buttons from Digital Scrabooking Studio.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 39 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 85 - anything goes with a twist - something blue
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/




Scrapping Everyday Miracles - June verse challenge

http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/
The June challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles has 3 parts and you can do one or all of them. Scrapbook page sketch, card sketch, or verse.

I have used the verse for this card

I have used paper from Gecko Galz Words and Music paper set.
Frame from Gecko Galz Beautiful Borders 2 collage sheet.
Bird and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Designs.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 39 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 189 - anything family friendly with encouraging or uplifting verse.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/




Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More 150 - photo inspiration

Challenge 150 this week to Addicted to Stamps and More is a photo inspiration
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/
This is the photo
I have used the green splash and flowers for my inspiration.  Though my green is not the same green.
I sprayed white card with green dylusions spray a few days ago and was just waiting for inspiration to use it, so it was well and truly dry.
Embossed with embossing folder from Design-a-flower Embossing folder and stamp set that was free with Australian Simply Cards magazine.  Stamped flower from the same set, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  Stamped the sentiment and more flowers from the same set.  (Unfortunately the sentiment doesn't show up too well in the scan.  It says Sending you Love and Best Wishes and there is an arrow above it)

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

Allsorts 316 - use a stamp (not a digi)

Craft Your Passion 267 - anything goes

Cuttlebug Mania - make a project using a die or embossing folder and add a sentiment.

Love to Scrap 56 - anything goes

Paradise of Stamps - many flowers or fruit






Monday, 22 June 2015

Art by Miran June freebie progressive challenge

Each facebook progressive challenge Mi Ran kindly gives us a free image to use in the challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/
If you haven't already joined the Art by Miran progressive challenge you can buy this image for a special price, join in the challenge and then you can request the next image for free.


I have layered The free image "Bubbles Brea" onto bubbles paper from Pininkie.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Coloured Brea with purple distress markers (though the dress looks blue in the scan).
Added glitter to the bubbles.  (I made a bit of mess trying to do this).  The card is very sparkly but it doesn't show up in the scan.

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

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

Creative Corner - bling it out
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Lets Craft and Create 102 - add some sparkle
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act Card challenge 111 - anything goes (must be a card)
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

The Corrosive Challenge Blog 227 - Leave a little sparkle
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/






Make it Crafty Facebook group freebie challenge - Fairy Twinkles

Zoe gave us a lovely freebie stamp to use in the Make It Crafty Facebook challenge. "Fairy Twinkles"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/makeitcrafty/


I have layered a piece of pattern paper from Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection onto Red card.  Printed "Fairy Twinkles" onto white card and coloured with markers.   Printed again and cut out her dress and layered on top.  Added rhinestones, sponged edges with distress ink and layered onto red card.  Stamped Happy Christmas, punched out with scalloped square punch and sponged edges with distress ink.  Layered on top and added rhinestones.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge No 234 - Merry and bright
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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creative Corner - bling it out
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Lets Craft and Create 102 - add some sparkle
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch Crafty of Friends 12 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act Card challenge 111 - anything goes (must be a card)
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

The Corrosive Challenge Blog 227 - Leave a little sparkle
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sweet Pea Facebook group progressive challenge June part 2

All those who entered part 1 received a lovely free digi stamp to enter the part 2 challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sweetpeastampsfriendsandfans/
If you didn't enter part 1 you can buy the image from the shop
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/karen-middleton-digi-stamps/karen-middletons-mushroom-fairie-digi?rq=mushro
This image is available as a digi stamp and a rubber stamp.

I have printed Sweet Pea Stamp "Mushroom Fairy" by Karen Middleton onto paper from Stitchy Bear "Garden Fairies 1" paper pack and coloured her with markers and glitter pen on edge of wings.  Added sentiment from Gingers House blog.  Added mushroom and butterfly brads.  Added rhinestone flowers.

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

Buckwells June challenge - things with wings (sadly this is the last challenge at Buckwells challenge blog)

Butterfly challenge 33 - butterflies + f for flowers (I have used rhinestone flowers)

Crafty Catz 284 - different coloured hair

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

Creative Corner challenges - bling it out
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Cute Card Thursday 378 - add a quote
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Lets craft and create challenge 102 - add some sparkle
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 85 - anything goes with the twist - something blue
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 188 - anything goes family friendly with encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Christmas Card club - pink and white

Karen has picked the theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight - pink and white


I have used paper, digi stamp, elements and sentiment from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.  I have changed all the colours to pink.

If you would like to see the work by the Christmas card club their blogs are listed on my left side bar.

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

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

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


Sassy Studio Designs progressive facebook challenge.

Each month if you join the challenge at the Sassy Studio Designs facebook group you can request the next month's image free.
I didn't have to request the image this month as I already had bought it back in 2013.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/

I have embossed pink card with cup cakes embossing folder.  Printed Sassy Studio digi stamp onto white card, cut out, coloured with pink markers, glitter pen on candles, and layered onto pink card.  Stamped Best Wishes
Added cup cake ribbon and layered all onto light pink card.

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

3 Girl Jam June challenge - anything goes with ribbon
http://3girljamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Fab n Funky 264 - Gorgeous girls
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Catz 284 - different coloured hair (have used 2 pink markers for hair)
 http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's Paper Crafty challenge 232 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/






Saturday, 20 June 2015

Lacy Sunshine challenge 60 - wild about you

Lacy Sunshine challenge 60 - wild about you (something animal related)
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Each challenge if you used a Lacy Sunshine stamp in the previous challenge you can request the free image that Heather kindly gives us.

The image we received for this challenge is Eleanor and Pickles Dinosaur fun.

I have made a very simple card.

I have printed the Lacy Sunshine stamp onto white card.  Added sentiment from Gingers House blog and coloured with chalks and markers.  Unfortunately all the yellow doesn't show up in the scan.

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

Crafting by Designs - summertime fun

Crafty Catz  284 - different coloured hair (2 shades of orange)

Cute Card Thursday - add a quote

Fun day Friday 93 - friends

Inkspirational challenge 85 - word prompt wild 

Sister Act card challenge - anything goes must be a card







12 months of Christmas cards link up - vintage

12 months Christmas cards link up - vintage
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/challenge-6-optional-theme-home-for.html

I have layered precoloured images from Luna Girls Pink Christmas 1 & 2 collage sheets onto paper from Pininkie Black and White Christmas paper set (I changed colour to pink & white).  Added sentiments from Create with TLC.  Ribbon from Scrappiness Designs.

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

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

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

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




Christmas card challenges week 28 - anything goes

The challenge at Christmas Card challenges is anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Have layered precoloured digi stamp from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols 1 collage sheet onto music from Christmas Carols 2 collage sheet.  Layered all onto paper from Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland papers.  Added star and Joy from Scrappiness Designs.

I would also like to enter this card into

12 months of Christmas cards link up

ABC Christmas challenge - Song as inspiration

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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




Friday, 19 June 2015

Luna Girl Moonbeams challenge - shoes

The new challenge at Luna Girl Moonbeams is shoes
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/ and they are co-ordinatingwith
The Cheerful Stamp Pad for this challenge
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/

I have layered precoloured image from Luna Girls Dance 2 collage sheet onto paper from ABM Illustrations.  Added shoes and bow from ABM Illustrations and sentiment from Sparkle and Sprinkle.

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

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

 Cute Card Thursday - add a quote
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/




Merry Monday Christmas challenge 163 - red and white

Challenge 163 at Merry Monday Christmas challenge is red and white
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Layered piece pattern paper from Christmas basics 12x12 pad onto white card.  Embossed red card with Craft Concepts Presents embossing folder and layered on top.  Printed Aliciabel stamp onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers,  stamped Happy Christmas  and layered on top.

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

Aliciabel June challenge - anything goes or getting ready for Christmas
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas card challenges 28 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fab n Funky 264 - Gorgeous girls
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Inspiration Destination 38 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Creative Fingers 84- anything goes

Challenge 84 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Melonheadz
https://www.etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles


I have used free precoloured digi stamps bare tree and Happy Fall girl and sentiment from the Melonheadz blog   
Paper is from Create with TLC.

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

I would like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes with pattern paper

Cute Card Thursday 378 - add a quote

Inspiration Destination 38 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gecko Galz June facebook colour challenge - orange and yellow

The colour challenge on the Gecko Galz facebook group this month is orange and yellow.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I don't very often work in these colours and I am slow tonight so this card took me ages to make.

I have layered precoloured digi stamp from Gecko Galz "Her Beautiful Colors 1" collage sheet onto paper from Gecko Galz Pixie dust papers.  Sentiment from Gingers House blog (I changed the colour).  Butterflies and flowers and scroll from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Butterfly challenge 33 - butterflies + F for flowers
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fab n Funky 264 Gorgeous girls
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Stitchy Bear June facebook challenge

Stitchy Bear June facebook challenge is anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchybeardigioutlet/

I have printed Stitchy Bear Digi stamp Butterfly Solace onto white card.  Layered onto paper from Pininkie.  Added sentiment from Ginger's House blog.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 38 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin challenge - black and white with a pop of another colour
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/






Alicia Bell June challenge

June challenge at Alicia Bell is anything goes or getting ready for Christmas using an Alicia Bell stamp
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Printed Alicia Bell Digi stamp onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto paper from Daydream Designs and added sentiment from Daydream Designs.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge 6
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.ca/2015/06/challenge-6-optional-theme-home-for.html

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

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

Cutie Pie challenge 88 - cute cats and darling dogs
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 90 - anything goes with the twist use a frame
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/