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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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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Dragons Lair blog challenge for August - Christmas in August

I am just in time for the Dragons Lair blog challenge - Christmas in August which has a few hours left.
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/august-challenge-in-dragons-lair.html


I have used 2 papers and some elements from Dragons Lair Christmas Morn digital page kit

Monday, 29 August 2016

Dragons Lair Facebook monthly fan group challenge

We were given the lovely Gentle Waves mini kit for the Dragons Lair Facebook monthly fan group challenge.   I am so fuzzy headed I forgot to do my page so I am a bit late entering
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/


I have used 2 of the papers and some of the elements from the Gentle Waves mini kit to make my layout of my third grand daughter.

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

Scrap the Girls August moodboard challenge
http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/august-moodboard-challenge.html

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Paper Shelter 261 - back to school

Challenge 261 at the Paper Shelter is back to school
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-261-back-to-school.html

The back to school bundle is on special at the moment - you receive 6 sets for the price of 4.

I have used paper and precoloured digi from the Learning is fun set.
Plus paper and sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element monthly challenge No 2

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


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gecko Galz reminder challenge and free stamp

Don't forget to join the challenge at Gecko Galz this month taking it Nautical.   You have to 30 Aug to add your project.
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/gecko-galz-august-customer-challenge.html



There are sample cards posted by different members of the design team every few days plus a free digi stamp for you to download.

I have made a couple of cards to hopefully inspire you.

Card 1:  I have used papers from Lozzy's mixed media paper set and mixed media boards set.
Precoloured image from Let's get Nautical collage set


Card 2:  Used paper from Gecko Galz By the Shore paper set (I have changed the colour to black and white).  Image from Gecko Galz Sea Side Snapshot collage set

Here is the free digi stamp for you to download   Remember do not share this with anyone but direct them here or to the Gecko Galz blog for them to download

This is the card I made using the free stamp
I have used the scripture from Scrapbooking Everyday miracles on this card so I would like to add this card to their challenge


I hope you will go over and join in the Gecko Galz challenge.   You have until  30 Aug.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree

We also invite you to join the Gecko Galz facebook group

I would like to add card 1 to the following

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
Gecko Galz facebook group challenge 2 - ships at sea

I would like to add card 2 to the following:
Gecko Galz facebook group challenge 1 - colour challenge - white and black

I would like to add card 3 to the following:


Monday, 22 August 2016

Elisabeth Bells challenge strawberries and the colour red

Elisabeth Bells World challenge is strawberries and use the colour red
http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ebworld-julyaug-2016-challenge.html

I have printed out Elisabeth Bell's digi stamp Miss Picked Sweet which was a free digi with the Elisabeth Bells newsletter.
Coloured with Prismacolor pencis and gel pens, cut out and layered onto strawberry paper from Imagine That Blossoms and Bugs paper set.
Stamped Happy Birthday.  Added strawberry ribbon and layered all onto red card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 207 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-207-make-your-mark.html

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

Craft Your Passion 326 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-326-always-anything-goes.html

Inspiration Destination 99 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/AG-NO-99.html

Pennys Paper-Crafty 291 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-291.html

Tuesday Throwdown 307 - anything goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/tuesday-throwdown-307-anything-goes.html


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Digistamps4Joy Sunday release

More of Jen's stamps are being released at Digistamps4Joy today
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have layered Digistamps4Joy digital stamp JL701 Misteri's ornaments onto paper from Dragons Lair Blue Christmas craft set.  Coloured the stamp with Prismacolor pencils, marker and gel pens.

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

Don't forget to join in the August challenge - anything goes with the twist add roses
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-127-anything-goes-optional.html

I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to stamps and More 207 - make your mark (used marker, pencils and gel pens)

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 377 - Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 295 - cute or anything Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Fab n Funky 316 - anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown 307 - anything goes


Christmas card club - lots of layers

It was Maureen's turn to pick the theme this fortnight for the Christmas card club - lots of layers

I have layered precoloured angel icon from Gecko Galz Blue Christmas digital craft set onto five layers of papers from the same set.  Added ribbon and bauble from the same set.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

If you would like to see the other cards by the rest of the Christmas club later tonight their names are listed down the lef side of my blog.

The Christmas card club is a group of ladies trying to get their Christmas cards made.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly challenge 295 - cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/chnc-challenge-295-cute-or-anything.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/





Saturday, 20 August 2016

Card my grand daughter Milly made for me

My grand daughter Milly (age 20) made this card for me today with her own drawing and colouring layered onto pattern paper

 

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

Addicted to stamps and more 207 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-207-make-your-mark.html

Cardz 4 galz 29 - Butterflies or dragonflies
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-29-butterflies-or-dragonflies.html

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

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 291 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-291.html

Through the Craft room door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-week-of.html


Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 64 - more than one fold

Challenge 64 at Crafting with Dragonflies is more than one fold
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have made an Easel card

I have used paper and precoloured images from Scrappers Delights Fairy Topia set
Sentiment from Create with TLC fairies are invisible set.
My camera also doesn't do the correct colours.  The card is purple and the papers have purple tint.

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:

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element monthly challenge
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no2.html

Crafting from the Heart 123 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-123.html

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

Scrappers Delights challenge 58 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-58-challenge-57-winners.html



Friday, 19 August 2016

Fun-Day Friday challenge 152

Fun-day Friday challenge 152 is anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsors this week are Di's Digis and Lawn Fawn

I have used paper from Stitchy Bear Garden Fairies paper.
Precoloured Di's digi Penny's Friend
Sentiment from Gingers House blog

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:

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/august-anything-goes.html

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

Cute Card Thursday - 439 Kiddies/babies
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-439-kiddiesbabies.html


Art by Miran facebook group challenge - anything goes with the optional theme girly

Art by Miran facebook group challenge - anything goes with the optional theme girly
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

I have layered Art by Miran digi girl 256 Nivanna onto cloud paper from Lozzy's fun paper set.  Added butterflies from Dragons Lair designs.  Coloured digi stamp with Prismacolor pencils

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

Addicted to stamps and more 207 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-207-make-your-mark.html

Art by Miran blog challenge 65 - anything goes
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-65-anything-goes.html

Cardz 4 Galz 29 - butterflies or dragonflies
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-29-butterflies-or-dragonflies.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 39 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-39.html

Live and Love Crafts  50 - Happy birthday
http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-50-happy-birthdayanniversary.html

Love to Craft Challenge 1 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/ltccb-1-august-anything-goes.html

Southern Girls challenge 141 - anything goes
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-29-butterflies-or-dragonflies.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-week-of.html


Art by Miran facebook group progressive challenge

Each month Art by Miran kindly gives us a free digi stamp to use in the facebook group challenge.  If you make a project with the stamp you can request the next month's for free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/


I have layered the free digi from Art by Miran digi girl 308 Classy Cheryl onto paper from Lozzy's mixed media paper set.  Added sentiment from Gingers House Blog.  Flowers and butterfly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Coloured digi stamp with Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.
Added pink rhinestone flowers.  Added pink rhinestones to hat and butterfly.
The rhinestones ae all pink though the scanner has made them look blue.

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 99 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/AG-NO-99.html

In the Pink 101 - make it sparkle
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-101-make-it-sparkle.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 39 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-39.html

Pennys Paper-Crafty challenge 291 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-291.html


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - Ships at sea

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

I have used paper from Gecko Galz By the Shore paper pack
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Lets Get Nautical collage set
Elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

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

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

Try it on Tuesday - book pages - a piece of book print somewhere on your project (under the image)


Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - black and white

There are 5 challenges for August on the Gecko Galz facebook group.
The first one is black and white
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

The only requirement is that you must use something from Gecko Gaz

I have used paper from Gecko Galz graphical paper set
Sentiment from Gecko Galz birthday bash collage set
Silhouette stamp S22 from Silhouette stamp set
Ribbon and flower from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Don't forget to also join the challenge on the Gecko Galz blog
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/gecko-galz-august-customer-challenge.html

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

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

Double D challenge - neutrals
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/neutrals.html

The Crazy Challenge 229 - birthday card
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/cch229-birthday-card.html

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dragons Lair Sunday Showcase

Every Sunday Janette from Dragons Lair Designs kindly gives us a free set to join the Sunday Showcase challenge
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/janettes-sunday-showcase-challenge_14.html

This week the free set was M'Ladies Boudoir and if you want to expand the collection you can buy the mini kit from the shop (which I did)


I have used paper, frames, ribbon,flowers and tag from the sets.
Butterflies and fence are from Dragons Lair Butterfly garden set

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

Archiscraps August challenge - butterflies
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/august-challenge.html

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


Outlawz progressive freebie challenge for August

Each month a designer gives a free stamp to use in the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge
This month Andrea Norris from Sheep Ski Designs has given us the lovely digi stamp August
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-august-1st
If you haven't already joined in the progressive challenge you can register and request the stamp and then make a project for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.


I coloured the free stamp with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens
Sentiment from Create with TLC.
I forgot to write down where the paper and the frame came from   I think it might have been Digital Scrapbooking Supplies.

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

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

Word Art Wednesday - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-242-243.html


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Dragons Lair Facebook group August Head to Head challenge using Garden Paths mini

Dragons Lair facebook group August Head to Head challenge using Garden Paths mini kit
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/


I have used papers, ribbons and flowers from Dragons Lair Garden Paths mini kit
Precoloured Dragon digi stamps from Dragons Lair Rupert Oooooooo cake and Ruperts Party element pack
Extra ribbon and string of elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio I am different set

My grand daughter Brianna is a little different.  She doesn't play with dolls, she plays with her legos and toy dragons.  She loves dragons and dinosaurs.

 I have used the sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles so I would also like to add this layout to the August layout challenge.
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/august-2016-scrapping-everyday-miracles.html



I would also like to add my layout to
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/


12 months of Christmas link up - mid month reminder card 2

12 Months of Christmas August challenge - anything goes with the optional theme of Christmas confectionery
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this month is
Shop Our Digis!

I love Imagine That stamps so I have made two cards
This is card 2 (for card 1 see previous post)

For card two I used precoloured digi stamp and sentiments from Imagine That Christmas Owl set
Muffins paper from the set that  Lisa made for this challenge.



Everyone who enters 2 or more cards in the challenge will recive one of Lisa's papers from the Christmas Confectionery set.

If your card has the optional theme you could win the prize from Imagine That.

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:

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

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

Imagine That Customer gallery - anything goes
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/customer-gallery

Imagine That Facebook group challenge - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/


12 months of Christmas August challenge mid way reminder - card 1

12 Months of Christmas August challenge - anything goes with the optional theme of Christmas confectionery
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this month is
Shop Our Digis!

I love Imagine That stamps so I have made two cards
This is card 1 (for card 2 see next post)


For card one I used precoloured digi stamp and sentiments from Imagine That Hanging Kitty set
Candy Sticks and Candy canes papers from the set that  Lisa made for this challenge.


Everyone who enters 2 or more cards in the challenge will recive one of Lisa's papers from the Christmas Confectionery set.

If your card has the optional theme you could win the prize from Imagine That.

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:

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

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

Imagine That Customer gallery - anything goes
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/customer-gallery

Imagine That Facebook group challenge - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/

Show us your pussies cats challenge 9 - Furrything goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-9.html





Monday, 15 August 2016

Dragons Lair Facebook Group free digi challenge

Each month Dragons Lair gives a digi stamp to use in the challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/


This free stamp is not in the shop, you can only get it if you join the facebook group.
I have layered the lovely framed fairy onto paper from Dragon's Laire Blended watercolor papers
I Coloured the stamp and frame with chalks and Prismacolor pencils.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC Fairies are invisible set.

I would also like to add this card to the following

Crafting when we can 125 - things with wings
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-125-things-with-wings.html

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

Inspiration Destination 98 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/AG-NO-98.html

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 290 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-290.html


Feeling Sketchy 151

Feeling Sketchy challenge 151
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Polkadoodles
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/


I have used 2 papers and precoloured digi stamps from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD
Typed Happy Christmas.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 294 - colour brown a little or a lot (the frames are brown)

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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


Scrappers Delight facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Each fortnight Scrappers Delight kindly gives a free digi stamp to use in the facebook group progressive challenge.  If you make a project and enter the challenge you can request the next free digi.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

I have layered this fortnight's free digi "Sakura" onto paper from Scrappers Delights 
Birthday Surprise papers and coloured her with markers.
Sentiment from Gingers House Blog
You can also buy Sakura at the moment for the special price of $1.  Plus some other lovely digis in the Thrifty $$ deals section.

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 challenge 100 - anything goes
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-100-its-our-birthday-anything.html

Scrappers Delight blog challenge 58 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-58-challenge-57-winners.html#comment-form

Word Art Wednesday 242-243 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-242-243.html

Words 2 Craft by 32 - A Single Step
https://words2craftby.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/w2cb-32-single-step.html


A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 26 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 26 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


I have used pink papers from Lozzy's Candy Crush Delight paper set
Precoloured Digistamps4Joy digi stamp ds006 Funky Kate (You can also buy this stamp as a black and white for you to colour)
Doily and circle from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Sentiment is from Create with TLC

I would like to add this card to the following:

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

Creative moments challenge 99 - anything goes with the optional twist circles
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-99-design-team-call.html

Doing Life blog by Desire - anything goes with a Create with TLC element challenge 2
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no2.html

In the Pink challenge 100 - anything goes
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-100-its-our-birthday-anything.html

Word Art Wednesday 242-243 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-242-243.html

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Anything goes with Create with TLC challenge No 2

Anything goes with Create with TLC challenge 2
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no2.html


Paper from Create with TLC fairy tale paper set
Create with TLC fairy silhouette which was a freebie a few years ago,
Sentiment from Create with TLC Fairies are invisible set

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

Crafting when we can 125 - Things with wings
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-125-things-with-wings.html

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


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Not Just Cards August challenge - anything goes

Not Just Cards (cards also welcome) challenge for August is anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is Bloobell stamps
https://bloobel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloobelstamps/


I have printed Bloobell Stamps digi stamp Curtsey onto white card.  Coloured background with purple chalk (though it looks blue in the scan).  Coloured digi with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.
Printed sentiment from Gingers House blog onto bookmark shape.  Layered digi stamp on top.
Added eyelet, ribbon and rhinestones.

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

Gerda Steiner progressive freebie challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives a free digi stamp to join in the challenge. If you make a project with the free digi you will receive the next month's free.
http://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/augusts-challenge


I have used 4 different papers from Pininkie paw print paper set.
Gerda Steiner stamp 506 Little Fox -  coloured with Prismacolor pencils and chalks
Sentiment from Gingers House blog

I followed sketch 95 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add this card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/sketch-95-with-digi-stamp-boutique.html


I just realised I forgot to put the bow on.  I am so fuzzy headed.

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/



Cute as a Button new release

It is new release day at Cute as a Button


I have made a clean and simple card using one of the new Cute as a Button digital stamps Peace of God which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.

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

and don't forget to join in the challenge for August

We also invite you to join our facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

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I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 162 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-162.html

Crafty Boots - use a stamp or digi
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/use-stamp.html

Inspiration Destination 98 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/AG-NO-98.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 39 - anything goes

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Cute as a Button Inspiration post

It is my turn to do an inspiration post for Cute as a Button showcase blog
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/
My eyes are bad today so I have made a digital card with a precolouredimage.
I have used 2 papers from Lozzy's Apple and Grape paper set and one paper from Lozzy's Candy Crush Delight set.  which I have layered on top of each other.  Added plain green paper, pink paper and Cute as a Button precoloured digi stamp My New Beats.  (You can also buy this digi stamp as a black and white stamp for you to colour).  Added digital ribbon and bow.

This is a close up of the sentiment



Don't forget to join in the August challenge over on the Cute as a Button challenge blog
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/welcome-to-challenge-25-anything-goes.html

Here are some links for you





I followed the sketch 95 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (I rotated sketch to the right) so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/sketch-95-with-digi-stamp-boutique.html

 

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

Artistic Inspirations 162 - anything goes

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


Monday, 8 August 2016

Dragons Lair Sunday showcase challenge

Each Sunday at Dragon's Lair Janette kindly gives a free set to use to join the challenge but you can use any of her sets to make a project for the challenge.
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/janettes-sunday-showcase-challenge.html

I normally use the free set but this time I used a different set as I had to make a card for my youngest grand daughter who is turning 8 this week.  She loves dragons.


I have used paper and precoloured images from Dragons Lair Ruperts party element pack

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

Aud Sentiments 161 - for a child + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/161-for-child-sentiment.html

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


Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here -

 Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to visit -

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Digistamps4Joy release.

Margy is putting more of Jen's digital stamps back into the Digistamps4Joy shop
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/


I have used the precoloured Digistamps4Joy digital stamp JL668 To the beach.  You can also buy this as a black and white digi for you to colour.
Background paper from Mos Digital Pencil
Sentiment from Gingers House blog
Sailing boat, bird and fence from Dragons Lair Seaside Retreat

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

I hope you will also join the blog challenge - anything goes with the optional twist add roses
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-127-anything-goes-optional.html

and join the progressive challenge on the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636935063114458/

I would like to add this card to the following:

613 Avenue Create 188 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-188-anything-goes.html

Artistic Inspirations 162 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-162.html

Country View August challenge - Hot Summer days
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/august-challenge-hot-summer-days.html

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

The Corrosive Challenge August challenge 8 - hot hot summer
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/august-challenge-08-hot-hot-summer.html

Just us Girls 355 - word week:  water
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/just-us-girls-355-word-week.html





Christmas card Club baubles

The other Margaret (Dutchess) picked the theme for this fortnight at the Christmas card club - baubles

I have embossed dark pink card with baubles one of the Cuttlebug embossing folders from the Winter Wonderland set of 6 folders.  Stamped Happy Christmas, cut out and layered on top.  Added star brad.
Printed Star Stampz Christmas elf ornament large and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and glitter pen on the stars.  Then scanned it and reduced in size and printed again,  Cut out and layered on top.
Added rhinestones.  Layered all onto pink card.

If you would like to see the cards made by the other members of the Christmas club their blogs are listed down the left side of my blog  Their cards will be on later tonight.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 293 - vintage or anything Christmas.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/chnc-challenge-293-vintage-or-anything.html

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

In the Pink challenge 100 and 4th birthday - anything goes - pink of course
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-100-its-our-birthday-anything.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 39 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-39.html

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Dragons Lair Sunday Showcase

Each week Dragons Lair kindly gives away a free set to join in the Sunday Showcase challenge
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/whats-in-this-sunday-showcase-showcase.html
I am just in time this week, the challenge finishes in a few hours
This week the freebie is part of the Beary Brights collection and you can also buy the Bear Brights mini set to expand your set.

I have made a card this week.  Used papers from both sets.  Frame with bears from the mini set.  Bear Brad from the freebie set.  Typed Happy Birthday in word art.

I would also like to add this card to
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here -

 Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to visit -


Creative Fingers challenge 114 - anything goes

Creative Fingers challenge 114 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
The blog is on summer break schedule so this challenge will run for 4 weeks instead of the normal two.
One of our wonderful sponsors this month is Conie Fong who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConieFongArt
I love Conie Fong stamps and I have made two cards.  I received the first digi stamp from Connie for this challenge and I already had the digi stamp I used for the second card.


For my first card I have used Conie Fong digital stamp Sitting Pretty on a Mushroom and coloured her with markers.
Frames are from Dragons Lair
Added flowers, brad and rhinestones.

I would like to add card 1 to the following:
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-162.html
Crafting with an attitude 18 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/challenge-18_4.html
The Crafters Cafe 154 - flowers
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/154-flowers-august.html
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/08/through-craft-room-door-challenge.html

For my second card I have layered Conie Fong stamp Leilani onto papers from Lozzy's flower fun paper set and mixed media paper set.  Added sentiment from Ginger's House blog.

I would like to add card two to the following:
As you Like it - favourite papers and why - I love all Lozzy's papers but especially the flowers and mixed media sets.
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/favourite-papers-why.html
Conie Fong facebook group August challenge - pattern papers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396730687168777/
Crafty Girlz challenge - anything goes
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge.html
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

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

I  hope those in the Northern hemisphere are having a lovely summer.

We are having a cold and wet winter here in Australia.