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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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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Gecko Galz January customer challenge - All that glitters

The January Gecko Galz customer challenge is all that glitters
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/all-that-glitters-january-customer.html

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 the colour of the paper).  Added pearl ribbon and rhinestones.
Sentiment from Create with TLC Fairies are invisible set.

I hope that you will go over to Gecko Galz and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.
There is only one rule and that is that you need to use at least one product from Gecko Galz.

We also invite you to join the Gecko Galz facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Friends Challenge - 21 anything goes
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-21-anything-goes.html

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

Crafty Time challenges - make it sparkle
http://craftytimechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/january-with-morgans-artworld.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ttcrd-challenge-dec-29-2015-jan-4-2016.html

Inspiration Destination 66 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-66.html


Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.
I made this card today for a bear lover friend overseas.  Her name was on my Christmas card list but I missed sending her Christmas card in time.
I have layered precoloured Imagine That digi stamp Angel Bear from Angel Bear with Star set onto stars and streamers from Imagine That Birthday Bash KD Kit
Typed Happy New Year.


   

I would like to add this card to the Imagine That Customer gallery.
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/p/any-it-digi-challenge.html

I would also like to enter the challenge at:

Crafting from the Heart 92 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-92.html

Make My Monday - New year or calendar
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/new-year-or-calendar.html




Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Scrapping Everyday Miracles December layout sketch challenge

http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/welcome-to-december.html
This is the layout sketch

This is my layout which is the page opposite the layout in my previous post
I have used papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and AMB Studio Designs.  Ballerina from AMB Studio Designs clip art.  All other elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Typed Title.

Scrap the Girls December

http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/december-challenge.html
Scrap the Girls December challenge is a mood board.

I have used two of the colours, the streamers, butterfly and flowers as my inspiration.  I haven't added a name to the title as that will be on the opposite page that I am going to do for another challenge.

I have used paper, streamers, butterflies and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio en point page set.  Ballerina clip art from AMB Illustrations.

I don't want to go into the draw for the prize for this.  I am just trying to get some scrapbook pages done.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Scrapping Everyday Miracles December card sketch challenge

http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/welcome-to-december.html
This is the sketch for the card challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles

This is the card I made to the sketch 
I have used papers, precoloured image and sentiment from Deedee's Forget me not set.  Tag, lace, butterfly and other elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I would also like to add this card to the challenge at
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Gecko Galz Facebook challenge - cream and gold

Another challenge on the Gecko Galz Facebook group is cream and gold
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

This is the closest I could get to cream and gold
I have used papers from Gecko Galz Pixie Dust paper set and Words and music paper set.  Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Beautiful Music 2 collage sheet.  Sentiment and extra music from Create with TLC.

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


Gecko Galz December facebook challenge - ornaments galore

Another challenge at Gecko Galz facebook group is ornaments galore
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have layered precoloured image from Gecko Galz Christmas card toppers collage sheet onto Dashing Through the Snow paper from Peppermint Lane paper set.  Added ornaments from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Typed happy Christmas.

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

12 months of Christmas cards challenge linkup
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-12-optional-theme-santa-claus.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 261 - anything goes
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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Friday, 25 December 2015

My second post for Creative Fingers thanks our sponsors for 2015 - this one is for Polkadoodles

Each year the design team on the Creative Fingers challenge blog make a card to thank each of our sponsors for the year.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have done two cards this year.
This is my second one.  I made this card to say thank you to our wonderful sponsor Polkadoodles  http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

I have used pattern paper, precoloured digi stamp, elements and sentiment from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.   This is my favourite Christmas CD.

You can also buy this digi stamp as a single black and white digi by direct download Angelberry Tree

I thank Polkadoodles for sponsoring our challenge and wish them a very happy Christmas.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the lovely work by the design team to thank our other sponsors.

Creative Fingers says thank you to our sponsors for 2015

Each year the design team on the Creative Fingers challenge blog makes a card to thank each of our sponsors for the year.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have done two cards this year.
This is the first one I made to say thank you to our wonderful sponsor
Scrapper's Delights  http://scrappersdelights.com/store/


I have used Scrapper's Delights Xmas Background toppers 2
and precoloured digi stamp Victorian Digi 1.  I don't think it is available now as a coloured digi but you can buy the black and white digi to colour yourself here

I did it again, I forgot to write down where I found the sentiment and now I can't find it again.

I thank Scrapper's Delight for sponsoring our challenge and wish them a very happy Christmas.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the lovely work by the design team to thank our other sponsors.


Monday, 21 December 2015

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 260 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 260 is anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-260-anything-goes-as.html

Embossed purple card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.  Added piece of pattern from Sugar and Spice Candy Christmas pad.  Added sparkly washi tape (the sparkle doesn't show in the scan).  Printed Sweet Pea stamp All I want for Christmass by Helena Reis onto white card, cut out, coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pens and layered on top.  Added sentiment from the Sugar and Spice Candy Christmas pad.  Added glitter to the hat.

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

613 Avenue Create 155 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-155-anything-goes.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/

Glitter n Sparkle 168 - Glittery Sparkly Christmas
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-168.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 24 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-24.html




Tags of Christmas at Gecko Galz

It is my turn to post my Christmas card for the tag of the day Christmas tags at Gecko Galz
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed Merry and Bright paper from Gecko Galz Pepermint Lane paper set onto card and cut out a tag shape.  Punched two scalloped circles and layered on top.  Printed precoloured image from Gecko Galz Christmas toppers sheet, cut out and layered on top.  Added punched holly leaves, sentiment from same sheet, rhinestones and gold thread.

I am happy that I will be on the Gecko Galz design team starting 1 January 2016.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 260 - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-260-anything-goes-as.html

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

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

Friday, 18 December 2015

Digi Choosday week 50 crafting challenge challenge - anything goes

The challenge at Digi Choosday is anything goes
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/week-50-crafting-challenge-at-digi.html

I need to post a birthday card today to a friend overseas in the bear lovers club.
I have used precoloured digi, bird embellishment and sentiment from Polkadoodles Winston CD.

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

Happy Little Stampers - CAS - favourite technique (I love using my crafting CDs).
http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2015/12/hls-december-cas-challenge.html




Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Art by Miran Facebook progressive challenge

Each challenge Art by Miran gives us a free image to use in the Facebook group progressive challenge.
If you make a card for the challenge you can request the freebie for the next challenge.


I have sprayed light pink card with Dylusion sprays.  Printed Art by Miran digi girl 273 "Angelica" onto white card.  Coloured with markers and pencil, cut out and layered on top.  Added butterfly brad.

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

Butterfly challenge 44 - all kinds of fairies

Crafting from the Heart 90 - anything goes



Outlawz Freebie progressive challenge December

Each month we receive a free image to take part in the Outlawz progressive challenge.  If you make a card and join in the challenge you receive the next month's free image.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-december-1-2015\
If you haven't already joined in you can register and then email for the digi stamp, make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's digi stamp.

The December digi was kindly given to us by All Dressed Up stamps "Happy Christmas Little Star"
I have made a very simple card.  Printed Happy Christmas Little Star onto white card and coloured with pencils and markers.  Layered onto green and then onto red card.

I managed to make 3 cards today as I had to turn my computer off most of the day due to the storms.   We were very lucky here just had wind, thunder and rain. Some areas of Sydney had lots of damage from golf ball size hail stones, gale force winds and rain.  Even a tornado at Kurnell where lots of houses have been damaged.  Coastal areas hit the worse.

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

12 months of Christmas link up 12 - anything goes with the optional theme here comes Santa Clause
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-12-optional-theme-santa-claus.html

Addicted to Stamps  115 - Christmas
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-115-new-dt-members-and-prize.html

Come and Get it challenge - anything goes Christmas
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-come-and-get-it.html

Crafty Boots - Christmas
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/christmas-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

Make my Monday - wings at Christmas

Scrapping 4 Fun 56 - anything goes plus winter/Christmas digi

Christmas card challenges - optional colour challenge

Gerda Steiner December challenge

Each month Gerda kindly gives us a free image to use in her challeng
http://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/80764612-decembers-challenge

I have made a very simple card with this month's free image


I have printed Gerda Steiner digi stamp 460 Santa Peace onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto red card and stamped Christmas Wishes.

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

12 months of Christmas link up 12 - anything goes with the optional theme here comes Santa Clause
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-12-optional-theme-santa-claus.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Faery Ink facebook group challenge - red, green and gold

Faery Ink facebook group challenge - red, green and gold.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/faeryink/

I cut circle in green card and embossed card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.
Printed Faery Ink digi stamp Christmas cutie and coloured her with pencils (the wings) and markers (the rest).
Layered green card over digi stamp.
Printed Faery Ink gifts which I think was a freebie last year.  Cut out one of them and coloured with markers and layered on top.  Added star washi tape.
Added gold star brad.

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

Addicted to Stamps 115 - Christmas
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-115-new-dt-members-and-prize.html

Come and Get it - anything goes Christmas
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-come-and-get-it.html

Crafty Boots - Christmas
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/christmas-challenge.html

Crafty Hazenut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

Glitter n Sparkle 167 - traditional or non traditional Christmas colours (I have used traditional colours on this card)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-167.html

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

Make my Monday - wings at Christmas
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/wings-at-christmas.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 56 - anything goes plus winter/Christmas digi
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-56-anything-goes-plus.html

Penny's Paper Crafty 257 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-257.html



Feeling Sketchy 135

Feeling Sketchy 135
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Polkadoodles
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

This is the sketch

I have used precoloured digi stamps, papers and elements from Polkadoodles
Work and Play Collection Festive Hollybobs CD
you can also buy the full download collection

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

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

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

Digi Tuesday week 50 - anything goes
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/week-50-crafting-challenge-at-digi.html

Time Out challenges 46 - inspiration photo (I have lots of baubles on my card)
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-46.html

A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 10 - anything goes

Challenge 10 at A Bit More Time to Craft is anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/
It is Team B's turn this fortnight and I am on team A, but I decided to join in as I had to make a special yellow Christmas card for a little girl whose favourite colour is yellow.
I have used paper from Gecko Galz pixie dust paper set and paper from Lozzy's Dinky Star paper set.
Precoloured digi from Gecko Galz Christmas carols 1 collage sheet.
Sentiment from Daydream Designs (recoloured)
Star from Sweet Shoppe Designs (recoloured)

I hope you will go over to A Bit More Time to Craft and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  You can win some of Lozzy's lovely digi papers.  Also check the Friday Freebie tab.  Lozzy gives away 3 papers every Friday.
Also it is digi paper candy time on the blog.  Lozzy will be offering 5 lucky random drawn winners 3 sets of her lovely papers.

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

4 Crafty Chicks 276 - non Traditional Christmas colours
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-276-non-traditional-christmas.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 341 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-341-10th-of-december-christmas.html

Crafty Hazenut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

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

Gecko Galz papercrafting challenge facebook group - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 56 - anything goes plus winter/Christmas digi
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-56-anything-goes-plus.html

Imagine That customer gallery

http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/p/any-it-digi-challenge.html
Imagine That has reopened their customer gallery and they are going to reward customers for sharing their creations using an Imagine That digi stamp.  After you have entered 10 of your creations to the link up using Imagine That digi stamps you will receive a $5 gift voucher to the shop.

I made this card for a friend who likes frogs
I have used paper from Imagine That Frog in my Pocket paper set
Sentiment from Imagine That Birthday Bash KD kit
Precoloured image from Imagine That Skippers Pad set.

December is the last digi of the month challenge so if you haven't already entered hurry up and enter at
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/december-dotm-challenge.html

A new challenge will start in February where you can use any digi stamp.
Also there will be a colour challenge in January
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/p/coloring-contest-january-2016.html

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


Monday, 14 December 2015

In the Pink challenge 84 - pink Christmas

Challenge 84 at In the Pink is Pink Christmas
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-84-pink-christmas.html

I have used papers from Gecko Galz Pixie dust paper set and Lozzy's Dinky stars set.  Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Christmas carols 2 collage sheet, bows from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I made this card for a little girl whose favourite colour is pink.

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

Come and Get it - anything goes Christmas
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-come-and-get-it.html

Crafting from the Heart 90 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-90.html

Crafty Boots - Christmas
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/christmas-challenge.html

Glitter n Sparkle 167 - traditional or non traditional Christmas colours (my card is non traditional)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-167.html

Make My Monday - Wings at Christmas
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/wings-at-christmas.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 56 - anything goes with a winter/Christmas digi
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-56-anything-goes-plus.html


Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 74

The theme for the Glory of Christmas challenge 74 was chosen by Julie Anne and is anything goes
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used pattern paper from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD.  Precoloured image and sentiment from Deedees Angels among us set

Sadly Deedee is closing her shop on 31 December.   So if you want to go over to the shop http://shop.deedeesdigis.com/ to get any of her lovely digi stamps you need to do it before 31 December.  Everything in her store is 75% off until 31 December 2015.

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 - anything goes with the optional theme Santa Claus is coming to town
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-12-optional-theme-santa-claus.html

Christmas cards all year round - keep it simple
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/hello-and-welcome-to-our-december.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 115 - anything goes with the twist on the day of Christmas
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/8-december-challenge-115-anything-goes.html

Polkadoodles crafting challenge week 49 - traditional Christmas
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/12/week-49-polkadoodles-crafting-challenge.html

Christmas card club

It is Zoe's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas card club and she has picked anything goes for this fortnight.
I have used paper and precoloured digi stamps from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

If you would like to have a look at the other work by the Christmas card club their names are listed down the left side.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up - anything goes with the optional theme Santa Claus is coming to town
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-12-optional-theme-santa-claus.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

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

Polkadoodles crafting challenge week 49 - traditional Christmas
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/12/week-49-polkadoodles-crafting-challenge.html

If you give a crafter a cookie 33 - reindeer cookie
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/cookie-challenge-33.html
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982013018647/

New digi stamps released at Digi Stamps 4 Joy

New digi stamps are released today at Digi Stamps 4 Joy shop
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I made this card with one of the new stamps JL744 Dancing Sisters which I coloured with markers.
Pattern paper is from AMB Ballet Papers
Lace is from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Music is from Create with TLC.
Sentiment from Gingers House blog.

I hope you will go over to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog 
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
and see the lovely work by the design team using some of the other new stamps.

Also don't forget to join in the challenge anything goes with the twist add three of something

Also there is a design team call.  If you would like to join a group of lovely ladies see the details here on the blog

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

2 Crafty Girls challenge 8 - anything goes
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-8.html

A Crafty Mess2 - anything goeshttp://acraftymess2.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-5.html

Crafting with an attitude 10 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-10.html

Craft Rocket challenges 5 - anything goes
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner 49 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-49-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girls Creations 10 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-10.html

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

Creative Ladybirds Creations 10 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-10.html

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 23 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-23.html

The Sisters of Craft - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/sisters-of-craft-december-anything-goes.html


Inspiration post for Cute as a Button

It is my turn to do post an inspiration card on the Cute as a Button Showcase blog
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed red card with candy canes embossing folder.
Added strip of candy cane paper down the side from Christmas basics 12x12 paper pad.  Added washi tape.
Punched holly leaves and layered on top.
Stamped Happy Christmas and punched out with circle scalloped punch.  Cut bottom off punch and sponged edges with distress ink, and layered on top of holly leaves.  Added rhinestones for berries. 
Printed out Cute as a button Christmas Soldier 
Coloured him with markers cut out and layered on top.  Added rhinestones
Layered all onto green card.
You can buy all the lovely Cute as a Button digi stamps at

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and join in the challenge - new beginnings.

We also invite you to join the Cute as a Button facebook group

I am going to send this card to one of my nephews.

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

Cardz 4 Galz - cute Christmas
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-11-cute-christmas.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 341 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-341-10th-of-december-christmas.html

Crafty Hazenut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/chnc-challenge-259-anything-goes-as.html

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

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

Get Creative Challenges 29 - holidays
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-29-holidays-winners-of-ch-28.html

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

Let's Craft and Create 108 - Christmas
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-108-christmas.html

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 23 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-23.html

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 259 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used paper from Imagine That Winter Flakes paper set
Precoloured Imagine That Candy Cane Teddy digi stamp
Sentiment from Imagine That Elegant Ornaments set

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

Cardz 4 Galz - cute Christmas
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-11-cute-christmas.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 341 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-341-10th-of-december-christmas.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

I am also going to put this card into the Imagine That Gallery
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/customer-gallery

Luna Girls December challenge - angels

The challenge for December at Lunagirl Moonbeams is angels
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/2015/12/december-challenge-theme-angels.html
I have used precoloured image from Lunagirl Pink Christmas 2 collage sheet.
Paper and elements from Sweet Shoppe Designs Holiday Sparkle Collection 
(I have changed the colours to pink)

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

4 Crafty Chicks 276 - Non Traditional Christmas colours
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-276-non-traditional-christmas.html

Cardz4Galz 11 - cute Christmas
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-11-cute-christmas.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 341 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-341-10th-of-december-christmas.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

In the Pink 84 - Pink Christmas
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-84-pink-christmas.html

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - glamorous ladies

Another challenge at the Gecko Galz facebook group is glamorous ladies
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


I have used paper from Gecko Galz winter wonderland paper set.
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz Christmas card toppers
elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

4 Crafty Chicks 276 - Non Traditional Christmas colours
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-276-non-traditional-christmas.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 341 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-341-10th-of-december-christmas.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

In the Pink 84 - Pink Christmas
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-84-pink-christmas.html


Friday, 11 December 2015

Imagine that December digi of the month challenge

Each month Imagine That kindly gives us a free digi set to use in the challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/december-dotm-challenge.html

I have used the precoloured digi and sentiment from the Happy HOW-idays set.
Paper is from Imagine That's Christmas snowflakes paper set.

I would also 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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - Holiday greetings

Another challenge at Geck Galz facebook group is Holiday greetings
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used paper from Gecko Galz Peppermint Lane paper set.
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Christmas Time collage sheet.
Baubles from Digital Scrapbooking studio.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

If you sign up for the newsletter at the Gecko Galz blog, each month you will receive a free collage sheet.

I would also 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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html


Gecko Galz facebook challenge - snowy days

There are 6 challenges on the Gecko Galz facebook group for December
one of them is snowy days
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group

I was excited to be added to the design team for Gecko Galz for 2016, I don't start officially till January, though I have done a tag which will go on the Gecko Galz blog on 21 December.

I still have to make a few more Christmas cards so I have made this one into a Christmas card.
I have used paper from Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland paper set.
Precoloured image from December college sheet.
Frame and extra snowflakes from Digital Scrapbooking supplies
Sentiment from Create with TLC (I have recoloured it blue)

If you sign up for the newsletter at the Gecko Galz blog each month you will receive a free collage sheet.

I would also 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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 109 - anything goes with the twist outdoor scene
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/5-december-challenge-109-anything-goes.html



Thursday, 10 December 2015

New Release at Cute as a Button Stamps

There are some lovely new stamps released at Cute as a Button
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/
If you go to the challenge blog you can see some lovely work by the design team using the new images.
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have made my card with one of the new images "Love to Craft"

I have layered pattern paper onto purple card.  Typed sentiment and layered on top.  Printed Cute as a Button stamp "Love to Craft", cut out and coloured with markers.  Added washi tape and punched flowers and hearts.

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely work by the design team.
Don't forget also to join in the December challenge - new beginnings

You are also invited to join the Cute as a Button facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

I would like to add this card to the following:

2 Crafty Girls challenge 8 - anything goes
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-8.html

Crafters Cafe 138 - use die cuts and/or punches
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/crafters-cafe-challenge-138-use-diecuts.html

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

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

Julia Spiri challenge 8 - doll house

Challenge 8 at Julia Spiri is make a craft house for digi girl
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



I have made a house using pattern paper from Bearly Mine A Load of Ole Bricks paper set and shapes. Coloured background with markers.  Added brad for door handle.  Tried to draw curtains but as you can see I can't draw.  I think I should have done them a different colour.
Added punched leaf and flower.  Added cat and bird brads.
Printed Julia Spiri digi stamp girl with pigtails, cut her out, coloured her with markers and layered on top.

I hope you will go over to Julia Spiri challenge blog and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

You are also welcome to join the Stamps by Julia Spiri fans facebook group

I would like to add this card to the following:

2 Crafty Girls challenge 8 - anything goes
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-8.html

CCEE Stampers - National roof over your head day - make a card with a house/building
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ccee1549-national-roof-over-your-head.html

Crafters Cafe challenge 138 - use die cuts and/or puncheshttp://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/crafters-cafe-challenge-138-use-diecuts.html

Crafting with an Attitude 10 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-10.html

Craft Rocket challenges 5 - anything goes
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

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

Inspiration Destination 63 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/ag-no-63.html

The Sisters of Craft - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/sisters-of-craft-december-anything-goes.html

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

DIGI STAMPS 4 JOY DESIGN TEAM CALL


If you would like to join a design team group of lovely ladies at Digi Stamps 4 Joy see the details on the Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge blog
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/design-team-call-2016.html
and have a look at some of the cards made by the current design team.

See the digi stamps at  http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I am staying with the design team and look forward to posting my card I am in the process of making for the new release on Sunday 13 December.

These are two cards I made for one of the new release days in November.

Using JL739 Country singer
using JL735 Peekaboo butterfly


I made this badge using one of the Digi stamps 4 Joy digi stamps.




Design team call at 12 months of Christmas link up


Check out the blog for details
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/dt-callare-you-up-for-challenge.html

Monday, 7 December 2015

Not Just Cards December challenge - second project

Not Just cards December monthly challenge - anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsors this month are
Julia Spiri https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JuliaSpiri
and Morgans Artworld  http://www.artstampsstore.com/
 who have given us some lovely images to use

 






I used stamp by Julia Spiri for my second project.
I have tried to make a mixed media journal page for this challenge (I need lots more practice).
Sponged page with distress inks.  
Printed Julia Spiri stamp Mollie and coloured her with markers, background with chalks and layered on top.  Printed sentiments from Gingers House blog, cut out, painted with glitter glam and layered on top.  Added punched flowers and leaves.  Stamped butterflies.

I hope you will go over to Not Just Cards and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

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

A Crafty Mess 2 - anything goes

CCC Digi creations 38 - anything goes

Creative Ladybirds Creations 10 - anything goes

The Crafters Cafe challenge 138 - usse die cuts and/or punches

The Sisters of Craft - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday 212 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment