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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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I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Art by Miran facebook group progressive challenge

Every month Art by Miran kindly gives a lovely free image to use in the progressive challenge.  If you make a project and join in the challenge you receive the next month's free
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/
If you didn't join in last month you can buy this month's image at a reduced price, join the challenge and you will get next month's free.

I have layered this month's free image Delightful Daphne onto two papers from Lozzy's Apple and Grape papers which will be available soon.  Added ribbons and daffodil from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Typed Thank you in word art.  Coloured Daphne with Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.

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

613 Avenue Create 178 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-178-anything-goes.html

Aud Sentiments 156 - anything goes + Sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/156-anything-goes-sentiment.html

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

Glitter n Sparkle 190 - flower power
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-190.html

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-87.html


Monday, 30 May 2016

Gerda Steiner challenge - Refreshments please

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives us a free digi stamp to use in the challenge
http://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/116361668-refreshments-please

I have layered the Gerda Steiner stamp 481 mouse with drink onto two papers from AMB Illustrations Pink Lemonade paper set.   Typed Happy Birthday.
Coloured with different shades of pink Prismacolor pencils (though the scanner has made it all look white).

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

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

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

Unicorn Challenge 9 - Spotty Dotty
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-9-spotty-dotty.html

Elisabeth Bells World challenge - 1, 2, 3, Tag You're It

The challenge at Elisabeth Bells World is 1, 2, 3, Tag You're It.
1 of something, 2 of something, 3 of something and include a tag.
http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ebworld-mayjune-2016-challenge-1-2-3.html

I have used one digi stamp, 2 pattern papers, 3 flowers and included a tag.


I have layered Elisabeth Bell's digi stamp Lil Polly onto two papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and coloured her with different shades of pink Prismacolor pencils.
Added tag and three flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I would also like to add this card to the following

Allsorts 365 - in the pink
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/week-365-in-pink.html

Aud Sentiments 156 - anything goes + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/156-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Crafting with an Attitude 15 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-15.html

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

Create and Inspire 46 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-46.html

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

Unicorn challenge 9 - Spotty Dotty
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-9-spotty-dotty.html


Digital Delights by Looby Loo challenge 10 - anything goes

Challenge 10 at Digital Delights by Looby Loo is anything goes
http://digitaldelightsbyloubylootips.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/delightful-monthly-challenge-10.html

I have used paper from Lozzy's Christmas paper set.
Precoloured digi stamps and sentiment from Digital Delights by Louby Loo Snowball Sarah and Andy set

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 283 - add a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/chnc-challenge-283-use-sentiment.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/

Sweet Stampin Christmas - winter fun
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Dragons Lair Design Sunday showcase

Dragons Lair Design Sunday showcase challenge
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/janettes-sunday-showcase-including_29.html

Dragons Lair Design kindly gives us a free mini set each Sunday to use in the showcase challenge

I have used 2 papers, one of the circles and one of the ribbons from the Summer Time freebie.
Flowers and bow from the Florence mini kit
I made this card tonight sitting in the dark, on my laptop, luckily it had some battery left.
The power went off at 8.30 pm just after I finished cooking dinner and was out for two hours.

Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here -

 Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to visit -

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/

The Corrosive challenge blog 5 - Spring
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/may-challenge-5-spring.html

Digistamps4Joy - Sunday New Release

More lovely new stamps released at Digistamps4Joy today.
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have layered Digistamps4Joy new precoloured digi Patchwork Pat (You can buy her as a precoloured digi or a black and white digi for you to colour) onto doily from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and then onto four papers from Lozzy's Mixed Media paper set.
Added sentiment from Digistamps4Joy.
Added butterfly, flowers and leaves from Digital Scrapbooking Studio One Step Beyond 65

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

We also invite you to join the facebook group

I would like to add this card to the following:

Aud Sentiments 156 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/156-anything-goes-sentiment.html

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

Jades Sparkling Butterflies 20 - anything goes
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-20-design-team-call.html

PDE Linky Party 125 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ch-125-anything-goes.html

Word Art Wednesday 232-233 - anything family friendly with encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-weeks-232-233-anything-goes.html

Inkspirational challenges 109 - photo inspiration (I have used bright colours)
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-109-photo-inkspiration.html

Christmas card club - Christmas carol

Rita has picked the theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight - Christmas Carol
I have used paper from Gecko Galz Peppermint Lane paper set
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols collage sheet
Brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas Challenge 283 - use a sentiment (This is a sentiment on the picture)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/chnc-challenge-283-use-sentiment.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/

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - Children at Play and May Flowers

Two of the challenges this month at Gecko Galz facebook group are Children at Play and May Flowers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

Card 1 for Children at Play
Card 2 for May Flowers

Card 1:  I have used paper from Gecko Galz By the shore digital paper pack
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz By the shore digital collage set
Sentiment from Word Art challenge blog weeks 232-233

Card 2:  Gecko Galz paper which was free for April 2015
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz April 2016 collage sheet
and Provance Garden digital collage set
Sentiment from Gingers House blog

I would also like to add these cards to the following:

Allsorts 365 - in the pink
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/week-365-in-pink.html

Aud Sentiments 156 - anything goes plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/156-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Crafty Catz 327 - Getting ready for summer
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-327-get-ready-for-summer.html

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

Glitter n Sparkle 189 - anything goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-189.html

Make my Monday - In the garden (card 2)
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/in-garden.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 66 - Retro/vintage (my cards are vintage)
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-66-retro-vintage.html

Word Art Wednesday 232-233 - anything family friendly with encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-weeks-232-233-anything-goes.html

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 58 - cards with animals

Challenge 58 at Crafting with Dragonflies is cards with animals
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have used precoloured digi stamps from Imagine That digis by Kris Farmer Lily and Farm Friends

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Creative Craft Cottage 64 - add an animal
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-64-include-animal.html

Imagine That Customer Gallery
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/customer-gallery.html

Sparkles Monthly challenges 80 - animal magic
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-80-animal-magic-and-dt-call.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 99 - Escape to the country
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-99-escape-to-country.html

Sunny Day Crafting 7 - photo inspiration - make a country or farmed themed project
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-7.html




Friday, 27 May 2016

Fun-day Friday challenge 140 - anything goes

Challenge 140 at Fun-day Friday is anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps
http://lbbstamps.com/

I have layered Little Blue Button digi stamp Solo Charlie onto papers from Digital Scrapbooking studio and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.  Added elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and sentiment from Create with TLC.

I hope you will go over to the blog 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 156 - anything goes + sentiment
http://granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/crafting-with-dragonflies-challenge-58.html

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

Glitter n Sparkle 189 - anything goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-189.html

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies 20 - anything goes
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-20-design-team-call.html

Try it on Tuesdays - I can hear music
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/i-can-hear-music-is-our-new-theme-at.html

Word Art Wednesday 232-233 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-weeks-232-233-anything-goes.html

Conie Fong facebook challenge - Bella with Gift freebie digi stamp

Conie Fong has kindly given a free digi stamp to join in the challenge at the Conie Fong facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777/

I have layered Conie Fong digi stamp Bella with Gift onto papers from Lozzy's Pink and a Bit and Micro dots paper packs.  Sentiment and balloons are from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Candles and Cake set.
I have coloured Bella with different shades of pink Prismacolor pencils.
I don't know why my scanner doesn't scan the colours properly.  the frills and ribbons are a pretty bright pink.

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

Allsorts 364 - Happy birthday
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/week-364-happy-7th-birthday-allsorts.html

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

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

In the Pink k95 - 1,2,3 use one of something 2 of something and 3 of something
in pink of course (I have used one digi stamp, 2 pattern papers, 3 balloons)
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-95-1-2-3.html

Love to Scrap 78 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ltscb-78-anything-goes.html

Pennys Paper-Crafty challenge 279 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-279.html

Unicorn challenge 9 - Spotty Dotty
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-9-spotty-dotty.html





Creative Fingers 110 - anything goes

Challenge 110 at Creative Fingers this fortnight is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Scrappers Delight
http://scrappersdelights.com/store/

I have layered Scrappers Delights digi stamps bears and butterflies from I love U Bears set onto papers from Love and Friendship paper set.  Added flowers from Bee Happy kit.
Coloured bears with Prismacolor pencils
Butterflies with gel pens.

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:

2 Creative Chicks 10 - anything goes

Crafting Musketeers 37 - summer

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

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes

Love to Scrap 78 - anything goes

Scrappers Delights challenge 155 - anything goes

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Julia Spiri challenge 19 - anything goes with the twist wedding

Julia Spiri challenge 19 for this fortnight is anything goes with the optional twist wedding
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have made a one layer card.
I have printed Julia Spiri digi stamp  Wedding day onto white card, added coloured orchids from the Julia Spiri Watercolor flowers clip art orchids
Typed sentiment and added border.
Coloured the digi stamp with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.

You can buy the Wedding Day as a single digi stamp or part of the wedding collection set of 5 digi stamps

I hope you will go over to the blog 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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampsbyjuliaspiri/

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

Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-15.html

Crafting with Friends 21 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-21.html

Crafty Girlz challenge - anything goes
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/may-challenge.html

Creatalicious challenge 91 - anything goes with the twist no designer paper
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-91-anythig-goes-with-optional.html

Create and Inspire 46 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-46.html

Creative Corner challenge - clean and simple
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/team-jess-clean-simple-sponsored-by.html

Creative Hands Friends 7 - anything goes
http://cre8tivehandsfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-7-anything-goes.html

Glitter n Sparkle 189 - anything goes
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-189.html

Inspiration Destination 87 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-87.html

The Corrosive May challenge 5 - spring
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/may-challenge-5-spring.html





Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Dragons Lair Sunday Showcase and Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge Mothers and sisters

Have you found the Dragons Lair Sunday showcase.  Not only can you enter your Dragons Lair project to maybe win a prize but you can also grab a freebie
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/janettes-sunday-showcase-including_22.html

I  have used paper, frame, ribbon and bow from this weeks Sunday Showcase freebie mini set.
branch and scatters from Dragons Lair Artistic Impressions set
Precoloured digi from Luna Girls Mothers Love Collage sheet.

As well as joining the challenge on the Dragons Lair showcase I would like to add my card to the following challenges:

 Lunagirl Moonbeams May challenge - Mothers and sisters
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/2016/05/may-challenge-theme-mothers-and-sisters.html

2 Creative Chicks 10 - anything goes
http://www.2creativechicks.com/2016/05/2-creative-chicks-showcase-10-dt-member_22.html

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



Dragons Lair facebook challenge using Infinite Love kit.

Dragons Lair has kindly given us the Infinite Love kit to join in the facebook group challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/


Emily's cat is very social and loves greeting everyone.  Loki loves sitting on shoulders.

I have used paper and elements from the free Infinite Love kit
and paper from Dragons Lair Animal Magic cat

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

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

Creative Craft Cottage 64 - include an animal
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-64-include-animal.html

 Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 65 - anything goes
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-65-anything-goes_13.html

Show us your pussies challenge 6 - furry friends
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-6.html

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Gecko Galz - Garden of Dreams and Mothers day

It is my turn to do another post for Gecko Galz
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/
Card 1:  I have used paper from Gecko Galz butterfly garden papers
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz in the garden collage set
Frame and butterfly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Orchids from Julia Spiri
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

Card 2:  Paper from Gecko Galz Flower Power paper set.
Precoloured image from A Mothers Love Collage set.
Sentiment from Gingers House blog.
This is such pretty paper I didn't want to add anything else.

This is the Gecko Galz digi stamp being given away on the blog today and you can download it here.
I have made a very simple black and white card with this image and Gecko Galz Graphical paper pack.

Remember do not share this with anyone.  If your friends would like it send them to the Gecko Galz blog or to here to collect it.  There are free digi stamps on the Gecko Glaz blog several times each month.

I hope you will go over to the blog and join in the challenge - Garden of dreams
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/gecko-galz-may-customer-challenge.html

There is only one rule and that is you need to use at lease one product from Gecko Galz.  It can one of the free products, stamps, collage images or digital papers.  The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree.
Besides the free images that are given away on the blog every few days there are also more free images and papers on the Gecko Galz Pinterest page.

You are also invited to join the challenges on the Gecko Galz facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I would like to add my cards to the following challenges:

Brown Sugar challenge 199 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-199-anything-goes.html

Crafty Catz challenge 325 - anything goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/craftycatz-challenge-325anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner challenge 72 - May flowers
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-72-may-flowers.html

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




Imagine That Digis by Kris guest designer card

This is my hand coloured card for the guest designer post at Imagine That digis by Kris.
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/
I have used papers, sentiments and dig stamp from Imagine That digis by Kris
Kimmie's Sour Lemons set.  Coloured digi stamp with chalks and Prismacolor pencils.  I followed the sketch for the May challenge on the blog.

    

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

I hope you will join in the May challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/creative-playground-challenge-4-time.html

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

I would also like to add this card to the following

Crafty Friends 32 - summer time
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-32-and-winners-from-challenge.html/

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

Inspiration Destination 86 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-86.html

Love to Scrap challenge 78 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ltscb-78-anything-goes.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 65 - anything goes
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-65-anything-goes_13.html


Monday, 23 May 2016

Papercrafting Support Facebook group sketch challenge

Sketch challenge No 12 at Papercrafting Support group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/amusestudiosupportgroup/



I have used Lozzy's paper from her love grunge set,
Ballerina and flowers from AMB Illustrations
 Arrow from Scrap Graphics
Ribbon from Dragons Lair

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/

In the Pink 94 - Happy anything (in pink)
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-94-happy-anything.html


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Dragons Lair Designs challenges women at work and Lunagirl Moonbeams challenges Mothers and sisters.

It is my sister's birthday this week and she loves to sew and she also loves butterflies.
I was lucky to win the lovely Butterfly garden set in the Dragons Lair facebook challenge that finished on 19 May.

I have used Luna Girl precoloured image from the Luna Girl Vive St Anne sewing ladies digital collage sheet.
Paper, frame and elements from Dragons Lair Butterfly Garden kit
Typed sentiment in word art.

Joining challenges at:

Dragons Lair challenge blog May challenge - women and work
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/time-for-mays-challenge-at-dragons.html

Lunagirl Moonbeams May challenge - Mothers and sisters
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/2016/05/may-challenge-theme-mothers-and-sisters.html

Allsorts challenge 364 - happy birthday (It is their 7th birthday)
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/week-364-happy-7th-birthday-allsorts.html




The Glory of Christmas challenge 85 - Home of Jesus birth.

Challenge 85 at the Glory of Christmas this fortnight is home of Jesus birth
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have made a very simple black and white card using Nativity digital stamp from Floppy Lattes.  Sentiment from Daydream Designs.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

C.R.A.F.T. 364 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-364-19th-of-may-christmas.html

Crafting by Designs - Getting ready for Christmas
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/its-time-to-get-ready-for-christmas.html

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

Jingle Bells Rock - Christmas card no blues
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/banish-holiday-blues.html

Winter Wonderland - non traditional Christmas colours
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/non-traditional-christmas-colours.html



Dragons Lair Facebook challenge - Head to Head using Florence Love set

The Head to Head challenge at the Dragons Lair facebook challenge is use the Florence mini kit
(you do need to buy this set)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

I have used three papers from the Florence mini kit to make three layers.  Then layered sentiment from Gingers House blog and then frame and lady from the kit on top.
Added chain and bow from the kit.

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

As you like it - favourite big or little bows and why.
I like little bows on my cards, adds something without taking over the whole card.  I mostly use digital bows as my sore hands find it hard to make a bow and easier for postage.
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/favourite-big-or-little-bows-why.html

Crafting from the Heart 112 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-112.html

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

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Reminder for Imagine That Creative Playground May challenge

This is a reminder post for the May challenge at Imagine That Creative Playground
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/


For my card I use precoloured digi and sentiment from Imagine That Jammin Janey set, papers from Gingerbread paper pack and Bloomin Dayz paper pack


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

You are also invited to join the Imagine That facebook group.

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

2 Creative Chicks 10 - anything goes
http://www.2creativechicks.com/2016/05/2-creative-chicks-showcase-10-dt-member_15.html

Crafty Catz 325 - anything goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/craftycatz-challenge-325anything-goes.html

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

PDE Linky Party 124 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ch-124-anything-goes.html

The Sisters of Craft May challenge - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/sisters-of-craft-may-2016-anything-goes.html


Friday, 20 May 2016

Polkadoodles challenge - things with wings

Polkadoodles challenge week 18 - things with wings
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/week-18-polkadoodles-crafting-things.html

I have used paper, precoloured digi stamp and extra butterflies from Polkadoodles Serenity CD.
Sentiment is from Gingers House blog (I have recoloured it purple)

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

613 Avenue Create 176 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

CD Sunday - things beginning with B (butterflies)
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/cd-sunday-something-beginning-with-b.html

Get Creative 39 - purple and one other colour (I have purple and pink)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ch-39-purple-1-other-color-winners-of.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 65 - anything goes

Outlawz Progressive challenge

Each month at Outlawz progressive challenge a different artist gives us a free digi stamp to use in the challenge.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-1st-may-2016
If we make a project with the digi stamp and join the challenge we receive the next month's digi stamp for free.
This month's image has been kindly supplied by Ppinkydollsart


I have made a clean and simple card
I have printed Ppinkydollsart stamp Fifi  onto white card.  Added purple border.  Added sentiment from Ginger's House blog and changed colour to purple.
Coloured Fifi with different shades of purple Prismacolour pencils and glitter pen.  Coloured background with green and purple chalks.
(I don't know why my scanner doesn't scan the colours correctly.  The purple looks blue in the scan.)

If you haven't already joined in the progressive challenge you can join the challenge and email a request for the image (see details on the challenge).

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

613 Avenue Create 176 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

Addicted to Stamps and more 194 - CAS
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-194-cas-dt-call.html

Creatalicious challenges 91 - anything goes with optional twist no design paper
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-91-anythig-goes-with-optional.html

Fab n Funky challenge 305 - no designer paper
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-305-no-designer-papers.html

Get Creative 39 - purple and one other colour (I have all purple with a little green)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/ch-39-purple-1-other-color-winners-of.html

Inspiration Destination 86 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-86.html

Pennys Paper-crafty challenge 278 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-278.html

Show us your pussies 6 - Furry Friends
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-6.html

Time Out Challenges extra challenge for Sandie's birthday - CAS with optional twist purple (my card is mostly purples)
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/happy-birthday-sandie-join-us-in-extra.html


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Dragons Lair Designs - facebook challenge

There is lots going on in Dragons Lair Designs land facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

I finished the blog hop yesterday and received a lovely set "Sugared Brights" and there is a mini set being given away on the facebook group "Floral Glory" to join in the facebook challenge which finishes on 19 May.
I have used papers from the Floral Glory set.
Elements and Live Laugh Love from Sugared Brights set
Ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Typed Sisters.
(These are my youngest daughters  daughters)

I used the layout sketch at Scrapbooking Everyday Miracles so I would also like to join that challenge
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/may-challenges.html

Scrappers Delight progressive facebook challenge - Super Hero Boy

Scrappers Delight facebook challenge is now a progressive challenge - if you use the Friday freebie and make something for the challenge you receive the next fortnight's Friday freebie.
You can join the challenge using any Scrappers Delight image
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

I have layered this fortnight's freebie Super Hero Boy onto Lozzy's paper from Dark Grunge set and coloured him with Prismacolor pencils.
Added sentiment from Daydream Designs and tool brads.

I would also like to add this card to the following

Crafting from the Heart 112 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-112.html

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

Craft Your Passion 312 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-312-always-anything-goes.html

Inspirations Destination - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-85.html

Scrappers Delight challenge 55 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-55-anything-goes.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 65 - anything goes
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-65-anything-goes_13.html


Monday, 16 May 2016

12 Months of Christmas cards challenge 17 optional theme non traditional colours.

Challenge 17 for May at 12 Months of Christmas cards link up is anything goes with the optional theme non tradition colours
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
It is my turn to post a card for the mid way post
Our sponsorship for this month is a combination of The Stamping Boutique and Glitterbabe (selling out of The Stamping Boutique store)
  http://thestampingboutique.com/

http://thestampingboutique.com/http://thestampingboutique.com

I have used a digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique - Nativity
I have layered the digi stamp onto one of the papers made by Lisa D for this challenge and coloured the digi stamp with chalks, Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.

Everyone who enters two cards into this month's challenge will win one of the papers from one of the sets on the challenge blog.
Also one random winner will win one of the full sets.
If you follow the theme you will go into the draw to win 2 digi stamps from the Stamping Boutique store.  If the winner uses a Stamping Boutique stamp or Glitterbabe stamp they will receive 3 digi stamps.

I hope you will go over to the blog 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

Christmas card challenges 24 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/christmas-card-challenges-24-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 281 - pink - use a little or a lot.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/chnc-challenge-281-colour-pink.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 85 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/AG-no-85.html



Sunday, 15 May 2016

Digis Designs challenge blog - flowers everywhere

I had to make a card with a bear on it for a friend in the bear lovers yahoo group so used a Dis Digi design stamp and am joining the Digi Designs challenge flowers everywhere
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/flowers-everywhere-challenge.html

I have layered Di's precoloured digi stamp "Bear Born to shop" onto paper from Lozzy's Flower Swirls paper set.  Typed Happy Birthday.  Added ribbon, punched flowers and butterfly.  Layered all onto pink card.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting by Designs - Pink and girly
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/pink-and-girly.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge May - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/the-merry-month-of-may.html

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

Fussy and Fancy 163 - birthdays
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/fussy-and-fancy-challenge-163-birthdays.html

Glitter n Sparkle 188 - add ribbon or lace
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-188.html

Sparkles Monthly challenge 80 - animal magic
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-80-animal-magic-and-dt-call.html






Feeling Sketchy 145

It is time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy - 145
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this fortnight is Deedee's Digis.
Unfortunately Deedee had to close her shop but she kindly gave our leader some sets to give away as prizes.
I am lucky to have lots of Deedee's sets as I was on her design team until she closed her shop, so I have used sets I already had.
I have used papers from Deedee's Hello Spring set.
Precoloured flowers and sentiment from Deedee's Bloom and Grow set.
Doily is 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:

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

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/challenge-230-231-anything-goes.html



Christmas card club - snowy trees

The theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight was picked by Christine - Snow trees

I have used paper and precoloured digi stamps and elements from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Calendar challenge - things with wings
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/may-challenge-things-with-wings.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 281 - use pink a little or a lot (Angel is wearing pink)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/chnc-challenge-281-colour-pink.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/

Polkadoodles challenge - things with wings
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/week-18-polkadoodles-crafting-things.html


Digistamps4Joy - New release Sunday

Today is new release Sunday at Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have used two of the new stamps on my card
I have layered Digistamps4Joy stamps Daisy frame and Dudu dreads onto paper from Lozzy's die paper set and then onto paper from Lozzy's Dark Grunge paper set.  Coloured stamps with markers, Prismacolour pencils and gel pens.

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

We also invite you to join the facebook group

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting by Designs May - anything goes

Crafting with an attitude 15- anything goes

Crafting with Friends 20 - anything goes

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

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies 19 - anything goes