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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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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Christmas card club - Poinsettia or Christmas angels

I am posting this early as I have a lot of cards scheduled for tomorrow.
Mary has picked the theme Poinsettias or Christmas angels for the Christmas card club this fortnight


I have used paper and precoloured digi stamps from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD 
Typed sentiment
If you would like to see the work by the others in the Christmas card club tomorrow their names are listed down the left side of my blog.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 279 - anything goes as long as it is Chrismas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Digi Choosday Week 17 - Things with wings


Julia Spiri freebie at Kit and Clowder facebook group

There is an event at Kit and Clowder Facebook group which is being sponsored by Julia Spiri who is giving a lovely free image to all the members of the group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder/
Some of the Julia Spiri design team have made a card with the image that is being given away.

I have coloured the Julia Spiri digi stamp Spring Fairy with Prismacolor pencils and glitter pen.
Used paper and elements from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set.

If you haven't already joined the Kit and Clowder facebook group you will need to join to get this lovely free image.
Alyce Keegan also runs lots of great colouring classes on line.  (Unfortunatly I have not been able to join in any.)

If anyone wants to learn more about colouring check out the online colouring classes at Kit and Clowder - www.kitandclowder.com

We also invite you to join the Julia Spiri facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampsbyjuliaspiri/

If you go to the Julia Spiri challenge blog you will see the lovely work by the design team using this free digi and I hope you will join in the Julia Spiri challenge
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 191 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-191-anything-goes.html

Crafty Catz 322 - fairies or something enchanting
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-322-fairies-or-something.html

Crafty Gals corner 69 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-69-anything-goes.html

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

Cre8tive Hands Friends challenge 5 - anything goes
http://cre8tivehandsfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

Inspiration Destination 83 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-83.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 64 - Fantasy
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-64-theme-fantasy.html

Through the Craft room Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ttcrd-challenge-april-26-may-2.html


Friday, 29 April 2016

Fun Day Friday 136 - Mothers Day

Challenge 136 at Fun Day Friday this week is Mothers Day
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ffc-136-mothers-day.html
and our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.
http://lbbstamps.com/


My mother went to Heaven in 2007 so I don't make Mothers day cards so I have made a card for a woman friend.

I have used Little Blue Button digi stamp Tea Time Jessica and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils.  Sentiment, teapot and cup and saucer are from Daydream Designs.

I hope you will go over to Fun Day Friday and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add this card to the following:

A beautiful mess - anything goes
http://craftinginabeautifulmess.blogspot.com.au/p/rules.html

Artistic Inspirations 155 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-155.html

Cute card Thursday 423 - no pattern paper
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-423-no-patterned-papers.html

Inspiration Destination 83 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-83.html

Word Art Wednesday 228-229 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-228-229-family.html


Crafting with Dragonflies design team call

There is a design team call at Crafting with Dragonflies
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/
The blog is sponsor free (at the moment) so there are no rewards.
I like the idea of being able to use anything you want from your own supplies on your projects.
We have to make a card and post to the blog.  I have made 3 cards today that I haven't shared anywhere else so I thought I would give it a try.



Card one uses precoloured digi stamp from Whoopsi Daisy Hip Hip Hooray its Daisy May CD
Papers and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Typed sentiment.

Card 2 uses precoloured images from Gecko Galz beautiful music digital collage set,
Paper from words and music paper set.  Music notes from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Card 3 uses paper from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set
Fairy silhouette and sentiment which were freebies last year from Create with TLC

I will be happy if I am picked to be on the design team, but I understand if there are others more qualified.






Creative Fingers challenge 108 - anything goes

Challenge 108 this fortnight at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Beccy's Place
http://www.beccysplace.com/

I have embossed brown card with paw prints embossing folder.  Layered paw print paper on top.  Printed Beccy's place precoloured digi stamp from Cattitude Set, cut out and layered on top.  Added sentiment from same set.
Layered all onto blue card.

I hope 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 add this card to the following challenges:

Alphabet challenge blog - E is for embossing folders
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/e-for-embossing-folders.html

Artistic Inspirations challenges 155 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-155.html

Beccy's Place April challenge - anything goes using any Beccy's Place image
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-challenge-new-conditions.html

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

Inspiration Destination 83 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-83.html

Show us your pussies 5 - furrything goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-5.html


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Gecko Galz Facebook challenge blue and green

Another April challenge at Gecko Galz Facebook group is blue and green
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/
I have used precoloured image from Gecko Galz April showers collage set.
Paper from Gecko Galz Pixie Dust paper set
Flowers and buttons from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Typed sentiment.

I have used the sketch at Paper Crafting Support facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/amusestudiosupportgroup/ so I am also entering that sketch challenge

I would also like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Galz 21 - include a button or 2 or more (included 3 buttons)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-21-include-button-or-2-or-more.html

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

Creative Moments 92 - anything goes with optional twist showers and/or rainbow
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-92.html

Ruby's Rainbow 128 - April showers
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ch128-april-showers.html


Julia Spiri challenge 17 Anything goes/for a child

Challenge 17 at Julia Spiri challenge blog is Anything goes with the twist for a child
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio My birthday girl bundle,
Julia Spiri precoloured digi stamp The Teddy and Gift (You can also buy this as a black and white digi for you to colour)
Added party hat, frame, present, cake and tag from Digital Scrapbooking Studio My birthday girl bundle.

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

We also invite you to join the Julia Spiri facebook group

You can purchase the lovely Julia Spiri digi stamps at

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 155 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-155.html

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

Craft Your Passion 309 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-309-always-anything-goes.html

Glitter n Sparkle 185 - anything goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-185.html

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies 18 - add a sentiment
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-18.html

Love to Scrap 76 - anything goeshttp://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ltscb-76-anything-goes.html


Gecko Galz facebook challenge 4" x 4" card

Another challenge this month on the Gecko Galz facebook group is
make a 4" x 4" card
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used papers from Gecko Galz Vintage Visions and Steampunk paper sets.
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Man o Man collage set

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

Crafting by Designs - for the boys or men

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge

Inkspirational challenges 107 - vehicles (there is a card on my card)

Try it on Tuesday - Vintage photo



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

My second Guest designer card for Imagine That for April

This my second Guest designer card for April for Imagine That
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/

This time I have used a precoloured stamp
 I have used two papers from Spring in Bloom paper pack.
Precoloured image and sentiment from Spring Kitty set
Extra butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio


I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely work by the other guest designers.

You are invited to join the facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/

You can buy the lovely Imagine That digi sets at
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

I would like to add this card to the following:

The Crafters Cafe 147 - what season are you in or choose the season you like best (I like spring the best-not too hot and not too cold)
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/the-crafters-cafe-challenge-147-what.html

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

Show us your pussies cats only challenge 5 - furrything goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-5.html





Monday, 25 April 2016

Cuttlebug Mania - April showers

Cuttlebug Mania challenge - April showers
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-showers.html

I have embossed blue card with Craft Concepts drip drop embossing folder. Printed precoloured digi from Gecko Galz April Showers collage set  and layered it onto yellow card and then onto the blue card.  Added punched flowers.

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

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-155.html

Country View challenges - Spring
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-challenge-spring.html

Craft Your Passion 309 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-309-always-anything-goes.html

Make My Monday - April Showers bring May flowers
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html


Gerda Steiner April challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives us a free digi stamp to join the challenge.  If you make a card with the digi and join the challenge you receive the next month's free.
http://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/114622916-hang-in-there

I have printed the Gerda Steiner digi stamp 477 Hanging in there onto white card and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.  Coloured background with green twinkling H2O paint and blue chalk.  Stamped, grass and flowers from a Posh Impressions Stampa scene set I have had for many years.

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

Country View challenges - spring
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-challenge-spring.html

Inspiration Destination 82 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-82.html

Outlawz progressive freebie challenge

Each month a different artist gives a free digi stamp for us to use in the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge and if you use it and post to the challenge you will receive next month's free image.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-1-april-2016
If you haven't already joined in you can go to the blog and register and request the free image for this month so you start.
This month the free digi stamp comes from Andrea Norris's new digi store SheepSkiDesigns
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
This month Andrea gave us this lovely digi stamp for Mothers' day Mum/Mom
My mother went to heaven in 2007 in the middle of my radiotherapy treatment so I don't make Mothers' day cards but I needed to colour the digi to stay in the progressive challenge and receive next month's image.
I have used Prismacolour pencils




Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Glory of Christmas 83 - use a stamp or digi

Challenge 83 this fortnight at The Glory of Christmas is use a stamp or digi
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used pattern paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Sentiment from Sweet Shoppe Designs.
Precoloured Digi stamp from Whoopsi Daisy Celebrate with Ruby Red CD.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - H is for hat
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/h-is-for-hat-christmas-ones-of-course.html

C.R.A.F.T. 360 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-360-21st-of-april-christmas.html

Crafting by designs - get ready for Christmas
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/get-ready-for-christmas.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 278 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Inspiration Destination 82 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-82.html


Gecko Galz inspiration post for April

My Spring inspiration post for Gecko Galz for April
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/
You can buy all the lovely Gecko Galz products at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/geckogalz

I have made 4 cards for this post

The first two cards using one of the new collage digital sets for April Butterfly kisses (There are two sheets in the set for only $2 which is very good value)

For my first card I have used 3 precoloured images from Butterfly Kisses 1 collage sheet.
Paper from Gecko Galz Butterfly garden paper pack
Sentiment from Ginger's House Blog
Extra butterflies, leaves and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

For my second card I have used another precoloured image from Butterfly kisses 1 collage sheet.
Paper from Gecko Galz Spring awakening paper pack
Extra butterflies, flowers and leaves from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

For my third card I have used another new collage sheet from Little Asian Girls digital collage set.
I have used one of the images from Little Asian Girls 2.
Paper from Gecko Galz Zengarden paper pack
Bird from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Today I am giving away a free digi stamp from Gecko Galz - click on image and then right click and save to your computer.
Please remember not to share this image, send your friends to here or to the Gecko Galz blog if they would like this image.  http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/
Check the blog every few days for other free stamps.


Here is my card made with the free digi stamp

Don't forget to join in the April challenge on the blog - Spring 

We also invite you to join our facebook group


I would like to add my cards to the following

Aud Sentiments 153 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/153-anything-goes.html

The Crafters Cafe 147 - what season are you in or choose the season you like best (I like spring the best-not too hot and not too cold)

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



Thursday, 21 April 2016

Digistamps4Joy Facebook group progressive challenge

See the Digistamps4Joy facebook group for the progressive freebie challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636935063114458/

I have made a clean and simple card with this month's digi stamp
Printed the free Digistamps4Joy digi stamp onto white card and typed the bible verse.  Coloured the digi stamp with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.

The bible verse is the verse for Scrapping Everyday Miracle April challenge so I want to add this card to this challenge
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-challenges-no-foolin.html

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

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/use-sentiment.html

Ooh la la Creations 202 - words words words
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-202.html

Word Art Wednesday 226-227 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-226-227-anything-goes.html

Art by Miran Facebook group progressive challenge

Each month Art by Miran kindly gives a free digi stamp to join in the progressive challenge.  If you make a project for the challenge you can request the next month's digi for free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/
I have layered the lovely Art by Miran digi stamp Digi Girl 294 "Fairy Freya" onto paper from free paper set we received on the facebook group "On the Orient" and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils.  Added extra butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Classic Design team challenge 1 - anything goes

Crafting from the Heart 108 - anything goes

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

Craft Your Passion 308 - anything goes


Dream Valley challenges 129 - anything goes

Love to Scrap 76 - anything goes

Make My Monday - butterflies

Star Stampz - use a digi

Through the Craftroom door - anything goes

Your Scrapook Place - anything goes

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Gecko Galz facebook group April challenge Animal parade

Another challenge on the Gecko Galz papercrafting challenge facebook group is animal parade
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used two papers, sentiments and extra cat from Digital Scrapbooking Studio,
two papers from Pininkie and precoloured digi stamp from Gecko Galz cats collage sheet.

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

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/use-sentiment.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper (I have used 4 pattern papers)
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Show us your pussies 5 (cats challenge) - furrything goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-5.html

Southern girls challenge - pattern paper free for all
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/patterned-paper-free-for-all.html


Scrappers Delight Facebook group progressive freebie challenge

This is the second free digi stamp for April. The challenges are now going to be progressive freebie challenges.
If you request this free stamp and make a card for the challenge on the Scrappers Delight Facebook group you will receive the next stamp free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

I have layered the free "Lipstick" digi stamp onto paper from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set.  Added precoloured image from the same set.
Added sentiment from Daydream Designs.
The Fairy Topia set is great value it has 20 papers and 110 elements.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

Love to Scrap 76 - anything goes (with a rubber stamp or a digi stamp)
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ltscb-76-anything-goes.html

PDE Linky party 119 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ch-119-anything-goes.html

Word Art Wednesday 226-227 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-226-227-anything-goes.html

Scrappers Delight blog challenge 54 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-54-anything-goes.html
Scrappers Delight blog progressive challenge 1 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-15th-freebie-friday-progressive.html



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - butterflies

Another April challenge on the Gecko Galz facebook group is butterflies
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

Layered Gecko Galz precoloured image from Darling Girls collage sheets onto paper from Gecko Galz butterfly garden paper set
Added extra butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Sentiment from Create with TLC

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

Aud Sentiments 153 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/153-anything-goes.html

Crafty Boots - add a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/use-sentiment.html

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

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

Make my Monday - butterflies
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/butterflies.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/new-mid-april-challenge-featuing-moon.html

Word Art Wednesday 226-227 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-226-227-anything-goes.html

Try it on Tuesday - mood board - spring colours
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/a-mood-board-challenge-theme-at-try-it.html



Elisabeth Bells World - die cuts and/or punches

The challenge at Elisabeth Bells World is die cuts and/or punches
http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/ebworld-marapr-2016-challenge-die-cuts.html


I have layered Elisabeth Bell's digi stamp "Fashionably Cute" which I received free from Elisabeth onto two papers from Lozzy's Micro dots paper set, then onto paper from Pininkie colour pop paper set, then onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Tulips from Amsterdam bundle.   Typed thank you.
Coloured stamp with Prismacolor pencils.  Added punched flowers and butterfly,

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

Alphabet challenge - D is for dots
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/d-for-dots.html

CCC Digi Creations 46 - anything goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-46-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girls Corner 67 - use die cuts or punches
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-67-die-cuts-or-punches.html

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

Creative Corner - spring flowers
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/team-jess-spring-flowers-sponsored-by.html

Dream Valley challenges - anything goes
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-129-anything-goes.html

Fab n Funky 300 - girly and pretty
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-300-girly-and-pretty.html

PDE linky party 119 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ch-119-anything-goes.html

The Corrosive April challenge 4 - girls, ladies, women
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-challenge-4-girls-ladies-women.html

The Crafty Addicts 13 - anything goes with the optional theme girly
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-13.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-april-12.html

{PIN}spirational challenge - photo inspiration (I have used the yellow and blue colours and flowers)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/pinspirational-challenge-163.html


Sassy Studio Designs facebook group progressive challenge

Each month Sassy Studio Designs kindly gives us a free digi stamp to use in the Facebook progressive challenge.  If you make a card with the free stamp you can request the next month's free
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/
I have printed the Sassy Studio Designs digi stamp Easter Bunny Honey onto white card and added Easter egg border.  Coloured the stamp with Prismacolour pencils and painted the background with Twinkling H2O watercolour paints.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - 189 clean and simple
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-189-clean-and-simple.html

CCEE Stampers 1615 - one layer with water colour panel or background
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ccee1615-one-layer-with-water-color.html

C.R.A.F.T. 359 - clean and simple
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-359-14th-of-april-clean-and.html

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

CCEE Stampers - one layer card with watercolour background

Challenge 1615 at CCEE Stampers is one layer card with watercolour background
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ccee1615-one-layer-with-water-color.html

I have pained white card with twinkling H2O water paints.
Stamped images and sentiment in purple ink with stamps from a Lavinia stamp set that was free with a magazine some time ago.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - 189 clean and simple
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-189-clean-and-simple.html

Aud Sentiments 153 - anything goes with a sentimenthttp://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/153-anything-goes.html

C.R.A.F.T. 359 - clean and simple
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-359-14th-of-april-clean-and.html

Craft Rocket challenges 13 - favourite colour combo (my favourite colour is purple)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-13-favourite-colour-combo.html

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

Monday, 18 April 2016

Gecko Galz facebook challenge - trains, planes and automobiles

One of the challenges at Gecko Galz facebook group for April is trains, planes and automobiles.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/
I have layered the car from Gecko Galz Man O Man digital collage set onto paper from Gecko Galz  Road Less Travelled paper set.  Added plane, car, train and brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Around the world in 80 days bundle.

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

Crafting with Dragonflies 55 - masculine card
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/55-masculine-card.html

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

Suzy Bee's bloomin challenge 126 - anything goes with the twist make it male
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/16-april-challenge-126-anything-goes.html

Sunny Day Crafting 5 - photo inspiration
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-5.html


Christmas card club - red berries

The theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight was picked by Mrs A - red berries.
I am late doing my card.   I lost track of the date again.
I have used a precoloured image from Gecko Galz Winter Time collage sheets.
Paper, ribbon, holly & berries and brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio 

If you would like to see all the lovely cards by the other members of the Christmas card club their names are listed down the left side of my blog.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 277 - Cute or anything goes as long as it is Christmas.

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes Christmas

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


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Digistamps4Joy new release

There are new digi stamps released at Digistamps4Joy today
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have layered one of the new digi stamps Jl784 Phantasi 8 onto a doily and then paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Added ribbon and brush and mirror from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Coloured didgi with different shades of purple Prismacolor pencils and glitter pen.

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

and don't forget to join in the April challenge number 123 anything goes with the twist add a butterfly
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-123-anything-goes-twist-add.html

You are also invited to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636935063114458/

I would like to add this card to the following:

CCC Digi Creations 46 - anything goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-46-anything-goes.html

Craft Rocket 13 - favourite colour (my favourite colour is purple)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-13-favourite-colour-combo.html

Fab n Funky 300 - girly and pretty
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-300-girly-and-pretty.html

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

PDE Linky party 119 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ch-119-anything-goes.html

Penny's paper crafty 273 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-273.html

Ruby's Rainbow 127 - favourite colour (my favourite colour is purple)
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ch127-your-favourite-colour-birthday.html

Star Stampz - use a digi
http://starstampz.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/use-digi-challenge.html

The Crafty Addicts 4 - anything goes with the optional theme girly
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-13.html

Through the Craftroom door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-april-12.html

Saturday, 16 April 2016

12 Months of Christmas link up challenge 16 - midway post

It is now midway through 12 Months of Christmas link up challenge 16 - anything goes with optional theme gifts galore
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
everyone who links up a minumum of 2 cards will receive a specially designed Christmas digital paper
Each month there is an optional theme and anyone who submits a card using the optional theme has the chance to win a prize from this month's guest sponsor
Sami Stamps  http://samistampsshop.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Sami Stamp digi stamp Curious gifts and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  Typed happy Christmas.  Layered onto paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Gifts galore paper set especially created for this challenge.  (You will receive one of the papers from this set if you link up two cards to the challenge)
Added Santa brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team for the mid month post and the first of the month and join in the challenge.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Sweet Stampin Christmas - animals
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/animals.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

Christmas card challenges - inspiration photo - presents
http://www.christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/christmas-card-challenges-19.html



Friday, 15 April 2016

Fun Day Friday 134 - tan, black and red

I was very happy to be invited to join the design team at Jo's Fun day Friday challenge.  The challenges are weekly but we have been split into two teams so only have to make a card each fortnight.  I am in team A.  This is my first card on the design team. This week it is a colour challenge - tan, black and red.
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
One of our sponsors this fortnight is Little Blue Button Stamps
http://lbbstamps.com/
who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.


I have layered Little Blue Button digi stamp "Solo Charlie" onto papers from Pininkie Musical Notes paper set.  Added piano keys, music notes and guitar from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.   Coloured digi stamp with red and tan  Prismacolor pencils and red glitter pen.  Eyes with blue gel pen.  Printed sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, punched out and layered onto tan card which I punched with postage stamp punch.
Added red ribbon, musical washi tape and music notes brad.

I hope you will go over to Fun Day Friday 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:

Aud Sentiments 153 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/153-anything-goes.html

CCC Digi Creations 46 - anything goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-46-anything-goes.html

Crafty Friends challenge 29 - for a child

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

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes

Inkspirational challenges 106 - word prompt - rock (rock singer)


Creative Fingers challenge 107 - anything goes

Challenge 107 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and one of our wonderful sponsors this fortnight is Lemon Shortbread who gave us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread

I have layered Lemon Shortbread digi stamp flowers and curls onto doily and then onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Coloured hair, eyes and lips with distress marker.  Coloured the rest of the stamp with Prismacolor pencils.  Added butterfly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Added sentiment from Ginger's House blog.

I hope 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 add this card to the following:

Aud Sentiments 153 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/153-anything-goes.html

Crafting with an attitude 14 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-14.html

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

Cre8tive Hands Friends 4 - anything goes
http://cre8tivehandsfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-4-anything-goes.html

Create and Inspire 43 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-43.html

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

Lemon Shortbread 13 - anything goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-13-anything-goes.html

Star Stampz - use a digi
http://starstampz.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/use-digi-challenge.html

The Corrosive April challenge 4 - girls, ladies, women
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/april-challenge-4-girls-ladies-women.html

The Crafty Addicts 13 - anything goes with the optional theme girly

Word Art Wednesday 226-227 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-226-227-anything-goes.html


Feeling Sketchy 143

Feeling Sketchy challenge 143
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Our sponsor this fortnight is Polkadoodles.
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/



I have used precoloured image, papers and sentiment from Polkadoodles Eden CD
Doily, extra flowers and swirls from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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 add this card to the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge 358 - purple passion
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/week-358-purple-passion.html

Aud Sentiments 153 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/153-anything-goes.html

Becka B Challenge 3 - curvacious
http://beckabchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-3-curvalicious.html

Crafting with an attitude 14 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-14.html

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

Create and Inspire 43 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-43.html

Inspiration Destination 81 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/AG-NO-81.html

Polkadoodles week 14 - Floral Frenzy
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/week-14-polkadoodles-crafting-challenge.html

Ruby's Rainbow 127 - favourite colour (my favourite colour is purple)
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ch127-your-favourite-colour-birthday.html

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Imagine That Digis by Kris - Guest Designer - spring card

I was excited to be invited to be a guest designer for 3 months at Imagine That Digis by Kris
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/

I am to make 2 cards a month for April, May and June.  One hand colouring an Imagine That digi stamp and the other using an Imagine That precoloured digi stamp.
Here is my first card


Here is my hand coloured digi stamp card for 12 April, using stamp (which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils and glitter pens), papers and sentiment from Leesa's tulip plus some extra elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the other guest designers and join the challenge at Imagine that.
The theme for April is Spring

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Friends 29 - for a child
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/challenge-29-for-child.html

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Pattern Paper challenge - anything with pattern paper