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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Robyn's Fetish challenge 348 - anything goes

Robyn's Fetish challenge 348 - anything goes
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-348-anything-goes-12252016.html

I was lucky to win 3 digi stamps from Robyn's Fetish in the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge so thought I should make a card for the Robyn's Fetish challenge.  I had to make a card for a Bear Lover friend overseas and am posting today.

I printed out Robyn's Fetish digi stamp Angel Bear and coloured with Copic Markers and glitter gel pens.
Layered digi stamp onto purple oval and then onto paper from 12x12 Creative Paper pad Clementine.
Stamped Happy birthday and cut out with oval punch and layered onto purple card cut out with scallop oval punch and layered on top.
Layered all onto purple card.

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/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 48 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-48.html

Sunny Day Crafting 29 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-29-anything-goes.html





Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Art by Miran challenge 74 - anything goes

Art by Miran challenge 74 - anything goes


I layered Art by Miran digi stamp digi girl 236 Santa's helper onto paper from Art by Miran's Christmas Cheer paper set which I think was one of the free paper sets given away on the Art by Miran facebook group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/
Typed Happy Christmas.  Coloured the digi girl with markers.

I gave this Christmas card to my second grand daughter Emily.

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

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas

Come and get it challenge - Christmas

Country View challenges - Christmas

Crafting by Designs - Here comes the holiday.

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 313 - us a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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

Creatalicious challenge 105 - anything goes with the opti
onal Christmas

Creative Knockouts 173 - Christmas delight

Cute Card Thursday 457 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 48 - anything goes

Sunny day crafting  29 - anything goes



Sunday, 25 December 2016

Creative Fingers thank you to our sponsors - card 2

Each year the Creative Fingers design team make cards to thank those who sponsored our challenges during the year.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

My second card is to thank Star Stampz
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarStampz


I printed Star Stampz Christmas elf ornament large onto white card and coloured with Prismacolour pencils.  I then scanned it and reduced it to fit on my card.  
I embossed pink card with one of the embossing folders from Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set and layered over white card.
Added bauble washi tape and Merry Christmas washi tape.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the lovely work by the design team, and don't forget to join in our challenges next year.

I wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Crafting from the Heart 141 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-141.html

Crafty Hazelnuts Weekly Christmas card challenge 313 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/chnc-challenge-313-use-sentiment.html

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

Creative Knockouts 173 - Christmas delight
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/173-christmas-delight-melonheadz.html

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-457-anything-goes.html

In the Pink 109 - Christmas
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-109-christmas.html

Creative Fingers - Thank you for our sponsors - card 1

Each Christmas the design team make cards to thank those who sponsored our challenges through the year at Creative Fingers
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

My first card is to thank Conie Fong
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ConieFongArt


I have printed Conie Fong digital stamp Angel of Christmas stars onto white card and coloured her with Copic markers and glitter pens.
Embossed red card with Craft Concepts In Bloom embossing folder and layered over white card.
Stamped sentiment and punched out with circle punch and layered on top.
Added flowers with rhinestones.
Layered all onto green card.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the lovely work by the design team and don't forget to also join in our challenges.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 141 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-141.html

Crafty Hazelnuts Weekly Christmas card challenge 313 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/chnc-challenge-313-use-sentiment.html

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

Creative Knockouts 173 - Christmas delight
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/173-christmas-delight-melonheadz.html

Sunny Day Crafting 28 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-28-anything-goes.html


Friday, 23 December 2016

Art by Miran facebook group progressive freebie 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 for the challenge you receive the next month's free digi.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/


I have printed Art by Miran digi stamp digi girl 333 Love Lucy onto white card and coloured with markers.  Stamped Best wishes.
Cut oval in purple card and embossed with balloons embossing folder.  
Layered purple card over white card.
Layered all onto pink card.

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

Cute Card Thursday 457 - anything goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-457-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 48 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-48.html

Sunny Day Crafting 28 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-28-anything-goes.html

Alicia Bel facebook freebie challenge

Alicia Bel kindly gave a free digi stamp to join the second December challenge on the Alicia Bel facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/

I printed the Alicia Bel free digi stamp, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto glitter star paper from Alison Ellis design.
Stamped Christmas Wishes onto gold paper, cut out and layered on top.
Layered all onto purple card.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 312 - cute or anything Christmas
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/chnc-challenge-312-cute-or-anything.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/

Creatalicious 105 - anything goes with optional Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-105-anything-goes-with.html

Creative Knockouts 173 - Christmas delight
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/173-christmas-delight-melonheadz.html


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Gecko Galz - Happy Christmas tags

Each day there will be a different tag from one of the members of the Gecko Galz design team.  If you leave a comment on the Gecko Galz blog and on the designers blog you could be the winner of the daily prize.
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

These are my tags for today.
Typed Happy Christmas and layered on top, added dots of red stickles
Added red rhinestones.
Punched hole and added eyelet and ribbon.
Used tag shape from Imagine That Tags and labels set.

Tag 2 Used paper from Gecko Galz Winter wonderland digital paper pack
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols digital collage set
Added rhinestones and red stickles
Punched hole and added eyelet and ribbon
Used tag shape from Imagine That Tags and labels set.

I hope you will go over each day and see the lovely work by the design team.  If you leave a comment on the blog and the design team blog for the day, you could win the daily prize

Don't forget to also join in the December blog challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-tag-youre-it-customer-challenge.html

and you are invited to join the facebook group for more challenges
https://www.facebook.com/groups/306689206147145/

I would like to add these tags 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/

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Gerda Steiner December challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives a free digi stamp to join in the challenge.
If you make a card for the challenge you receive the next month's free stamp
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/ho-ho-ho-decembers-challenge-is-here
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's digi and make a card for the challenge and then you will receive next month's free.

I have printed Gerda Steiner stamp Wish List Santa onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto paper from Christmas basics 12x12 paper pad.  Stamped Christmas Wishes, cut out and layered on top.  Layered all onto red card.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 312 - cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/chnc-challenge-312-cute-or-anything.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/


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Fun Day Friday 169 - anything goes

Fun day Friday challenge 169 is anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Scrappers Delight
http://scrappersdelights.com/store/

I have used paper and precoloured images from Scrappers Delight Winter Magic set and precoloured Father Christmas digi stamp 2.

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:

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/

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html


Friday, 16 December 2016

Miss Daisy Facebook group Dec challenge - add ribbon and/or lace

The December challenge on the Miss Daisy Facebook group is add ribbon and/or lace.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/


I have embossed red card with Craft Concepts Candy Canes embossing folder
Printed Miss Daisy Stamp Merry Beary onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto red card.
Stamped A Merry Christmas to you and punched out with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.
Added lace and ribbon.   Layered all onto white card.

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

Addicted to Stamps 137 - Christmas
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-137.html

Country View challenge - Christmas
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-2016-christmas.html

Crafty Calendar December challenge - Christmas time
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-challenge-christmas-time.html

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

Creatalicious 105 - anything goes with optional Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Sunny Day Crafting 27 - anything goes

The Crafty Addicts 30 - anything goes/Christmas colours

Dragons Lair December Facebook freebie challenge

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

I have embossed blue card with Crafts Too Christmas tree frame embossing folder.  Printed the free stamp onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers and layered onto blue card.  Layered all onto red card.

You can still get the free stamp if you join the facebook group and request it.

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

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

Creatalicious 105 - anything goes with optional Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/


12 months of Christmas cards link up midway post challenge 24 - North Pole

Challenge 24 for December at the 12 Months of Christmas cards link up is optional theme Welcome to the North Pole
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is
Limited Runs  http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Limited Runs digi stamp Vintage Santa onto white card, cut out and coloured with Copic markers.  (Typed Happy Christmas on the banner.)
Layered onto two papers from Lisa's Welcome to the North Pole set.  Layered onto red, white then green card.

Everyone who enters 2 or more Christmas cards will win one of these papers and someone will win the whole set.
If you use the optional theme you will be entered in the draw to win a $10 gift certificate for Limited Runs.

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/

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

The Crafty Addicts 30 - Anything goes/Christmas colours



Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas tags and giveaways at Gecko Galz

Each day there will be a different tag from one of the members of the Gecko Galz design team.  If you leave a comment on the Gecko Galz blog and on the designers blog you could be the winner of the daily prize.
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

These are my tags for today.

 1.  Printed tag shape onto  paper from Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland digital paper set.  Added precoloured image and sentiment from Gecko Galz O Holy Night digital collage set.
Cut out, added rhinestones.  Punched hole in top and added eyelet and ribbon.


Tag 2 This is a very simple tag.
Printed tag shape over precoloured image from Gecko Galz O Holy Night
Cut out, coloured top of the tag and added star.  Punched hole and added eyelet and ribbon.

I hope you will go over each day and see the lovely work by the design team.  If you leave a comment on the blog and the design team blog for the day, you could win the daily prize

Don't forget to also join in the December blog challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-tag-youre-it-customer-challenge.html

and you are invited to join the facebook group for more challenges
https://www.facebook.com/groups/306689206147145/

I would like to add these tags to the following:

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

Creatalicious 105 - anything goes with optional Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-105-anything-goes-with.html

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html


A Bit More Time to Craft 34 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 34 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraftdt.blogspot.com.au/

Papers from Lozzy's Mixed Media papers and Merry Christmas papers.
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz O Holy Night collage set
Sentiment from Imagine That Tania Tree costume set

I hope you will go over to A Bit More Time to Craft and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

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/

Creatalicious 105 - anything goes with the optional Christmas
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-105-anything-goes-with.html

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

Sunny Day Crafting 27 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-27-always-anything-goes.html

Feeling Sketchy 159 - anything goes

Challenge 159 at Feeling Sketchy is another anything goes where you can use anything you like.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

I have used sketch 54 from 8 April 2013.

I used papers from Lozzy's mixed media paper set.
Precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Imagine That

This was the sketch

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/

Creatalicious 105 - anything goes with optional Christmas
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-105-anything-goes-with.html

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

Imagine That customer gallery

The Crafty Addicts 30 - Anything goes/Christmas colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-30.html

Digistamps4Joy sponsoring The Crafters Cafe

Digistamps4Joy  http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
 is sponsoring the challenge at The Crafters Cafe - Use ribbon
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL818c Raggedy Lil Angel onto doily from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, then onto paper from Lozzy's Mixed Media papers.  Stamped Christmas Wishes and added ribbon.
Layered all onto pink card.

I hope you will go over to The Crafters Cafe and join in the challenge.

Don't forget to also join the challenge at Digistamps4Joy 131 - anything goes plus the optional twist make it sparkle.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-131-anything-goes-plus.html

I would like to add this card to the following:

Come and Get it - Christmas
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/christmas-challenge.html

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/

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

In the Pink 109 - Christmas
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-109-christmas.html

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas card club - Snow Scene

I am not well and not coping with this heat so I completely forgot to do my card for the Christmas card club on Sunday.
At the moment it is 34.9C (94.82F) and predicted for today 38C (100.4F)
I spent yesterday having my hair cut in the morning and then stayed at Lynda's as she has airconditioning as it was very hot yesterday (35C).
Last night was very hot upstairs so hard to sleep.  We don't have any air conditioning.
Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler and raining.
I have used precoloured digi stamps and paper 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:

CD Sunday - Twas the night before Christmas
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/cd-sunday-twas-night-before-christmas.html

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/

Polkadoodles week 48 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/week-48-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Sunny Day Crafting 27 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-27-always-anything-goes.html

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Not Just Cards (cards are also welcome) challenge 39

Not Just Cards challenge 39 for December is winter
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is A Day for Daisies
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/

I have layered the lovely digi To Grammy's House onto silver paper from La Boutique Deicolori and then onto paper from Lozzy's snowflakes paper set.
Coloured the digis with Copic Markers and glitter pen.  Added liquid pearls to the snowdots. Added snowflake sentiment from Create with TLC and typed Happy Christmas.  
Layered all onto blue card.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 223 - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-223-holiday.html

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/

Cute as a Button New Release

New digi stamps have been released at Cute as a Button
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/


I have embossed red card with funky poinsettias embossing folder.
Printed Cute as a Button digi stamp Poinsettia portrait into precoloured frame from Dragons Lair.  Cut out. coloured the digi with Copic Markers and glitter pen and layered onto red card.  Added brad and ribbon from Dragons Lair.

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

Don't forget to join in the December challenge on the blog - new beginnings

We also invite you to join the facebook group.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-challenge-anything.html

Country View Challenges - Christmas
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-2016-christmas.html

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

Creatalicious 104 - anything goes with optional traditional Christmas colours
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-104-anything-goes-with.html

Daisy chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge/christmas

Dragonfly dreams challenge - Christmas
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge/christmas

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-47.html

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Alicia Bell Facebook group challenge

Alicia Bell kindly gave a free digi stamp to join the facebook group challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/

I have printed the Alicia Bell stamp onto white card, cut out and coloured with markers, added rhinestones to the buttons.  Layered onto paper from Sugar and Spice Studio Candy Christmas 6x6 double sided card stock and then onto pink card.  Stamped happy Christmas onto pink card and punched out and layered on top.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 223 - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-223-holiday.html

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/

In the Pink 109 - Christmas (in pink)
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-109-christmas.html

Simply Papercrafts 42 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-42.html

The Crafters Cafe 162 - Christmas and/or birthday
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/162-christmas-andor-birthday.html

Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 72 - Get your Christmas on

Challenge 72 at Crafting with Dragonflies is Get Your Christmas on
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have used precoloured image from We are 3 shop Nativity kit
Papers from We are 3 color me Christmas collection and We are 3 Farm Life collection
All available from Miss Daisy Stamps http://www.missdaisystamps.com/
Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I hope you will go over to Creating with Dragonflies and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.
This is our last challenge for 2016.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no6.html

Christmas with the cuties No 1 - anything cute and Christmassy
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-1-anything-cute-and.html

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/

Sunny Day Crafting 26 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-26-anything-goes.html

Fun Day Friday 168 - red, gold, silver + stars

Challenge 168 at Fun Day Friday is red, gold, silver + stars
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsors this week are
Bugaboo Stamps   http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
and Di's Digi Stamps  http://www.disdigistamps.com/


I have used papers from La Boutique Deicolori Gold and Silver papers sets.
Di's Digis Precoloured Digi Stamp the Magic of Christmas with coloured background.

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:

Christmas Cards all year round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-challenge-anything.html

Crafty Calendar challenge - Christmas time
https://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-challenge-christmas-time.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/

Digi Designs Challenge blog - traditional Christmas colours
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/traditional-christmas-colors-challenge.html



Friday, 9 December 2016

Cute as a Button inspiration

It is my turn to post an inspiration card for Cute as a Button showcase blog
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/
I am not well so I have just made a clean and simple card for this post.  Cute as a Button has some precoloured digi stamps as well as black and white digi stamps for you to colour.  The precoloured ones are good when you need to make a quick card.
I have used the precoloured IMG00344 Christmas angel and sentiment which you can buy from the shop
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

Don't forget to join in the December challenge - new beginnings
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

and we also invite you to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

Don't forget to go over to the showcase blog and see other cards made by the design team.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Allsorts challenge 392 - CAS (clean and simple)
https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/week-392-cas.html

Crafty Gals corner 100 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-100-anything-goes.html

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

Sunny Day Crafting 26 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-26-anything-goes.html

I hope everyone has a very happy Christmas.


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Cute as a Button facebook progressive freebie challenge

Each month Cute as a Button gives a free digi stamp to join the challenge at the facebook group.  If you use the stamp and make a project for the challenge you can request the next month's for free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image for a discounted price of $1.50 until 18 December.  See the facebook group for details


I have layered the Cute as a Button digi stamp Candy Cane fairy onto Candy Cane paper and coloured her with Copic markers and glitter pen.  Typed Happy Christmas.

Don't forget to also join in the Cute as a Button Blog challenge "New Beginnings"  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Also check out the showcase blog every few days to see the inspiration posts by the design team.
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

and you can buy the lovely Cute as a Button digi stamps at
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Christmas card challenges 1 - candy canes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-1-candy-cane.html

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/

Fab n Funky 330 - make someone smile (the fairy looks like she has fallen asleep after too much shopping)
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-330-make-someone-smile.html

Simply Papercrafts - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-42.html

Sunny Day Crafting 26 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sunny-day-ch-26-anything-goes.html

Another Australian Christmas card

I made this card this morning and it will be on the Mad for Markers blog today
http://madformarkers.blogspot.com.au/

I printed Mad for Markers digi stamp It's a Koala Christmas,  coloured with Copic markers and cut out.  Used blender ink on cloth to achieve the furry colouring.
Layered black and green card and black washi tape onto red card and layered Koala on top.  (The Koala stamp and cards were part of the world cardmaking day kit at the Mad for Markers shop)
Stamped Christmas Wishes, cut out and layered on top.

I hope you will go over to the Mad for Markers blog and see the lovely work by the other members of the digi design team
and also the original drawings by those on the colourists team.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to stamps challenge 137 - Christmas
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-137.html

Addicted to stamps and more 223 - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-223-holiday.html

Country View Challenges - Christmas
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-2016-christmas.html

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

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

Pearly Sparkles challenge 11 - Merry Christmas
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-10-merry-christmas.html


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Julia Spiri December challenge - not a square card

Julia Spiri December challenge - not a square card
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have made a simple Easel card

Paper from Julia Spiri Green canvas paper set
Julia Spiri digi stamp Winter Elf coloured with markers and glitter pens
Tag and holly leaves with berries from Dragons Lair
Added rhinestones and layered all onto red card.

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 facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampsbyjuliaspiri/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps challenge 137 - Christmas
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-137.html

Addicted to stamps and more 222 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-222-make-your-mark.html

Come and Get It - Christmas
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/christmas-challenge.html

Crafty Boots - Christmas
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/christmas.html

Crafty Gals corner 100 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-100-anything-goes.html

Daisy Chain challenge 3 - Happy Christmas
https://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-3-happy-christmas.html

Glitter n sparkle 217 - traditional Christmas colour
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-217.html

Great Impressions - anything goes
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-challenge-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 47 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-47.html

Pearly Sparkles challenge 11 - Merry Christmas
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-10-merry-christmas.html

Scrapping for Fun Challenge 79 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-79-christmas.html


Scrappers Delights facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Every fortnight Scrappers Delights gives a free digi to join in the facebook group challenge.  If you make a project with the free digi and join the challenge you can request the next month's free digi.
This is the last Freebie for this year.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this digi for $1 until 8 December.

I have layered Scrappers Delights digi stamp Christmas Draco 2 onto paper from Scrappers Delights Winter Magic Kit and Caboodle which is on special at the moment.  Added Tree and typed Happy Christmas.
Coloured Draco with Copic markers and added star sticker and rhinestones to tree.

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

Naughty or Nice challenge 34 - Traditional verses modern
http://naughtyornicechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/naughty-or-nice-challenge-34-christmas.html

Just us Girls wordweek 372 - Christmas tree
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/just-us-girls-word-week-372.html


Imagine That Creative Playground challenge - Joys of the Season

The challenge this month at the Imagine That Creative Playground is Joys of the Season
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/joys-of-season-monthly-challenge.html

I have used the Christmas tree and the colours from the inspiration photo for my card.
This is the inspiration photo   

I have used precoloured images, and paper from Imagine That North Pole Christmas bundle which is half price at the moment.

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

Christmas cards all year round - anything goes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/december-challenge-anything.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/

Crazy 4 challenges 365 - S.T.A.R. (incorporate something starting from each of the letters in the word) I have S-Star, Santa, snow, T-tree, A-animal, R-Red.
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/crazy-4-challenges-c4c365.html


Monday, 5 December 2016

More Mixed Media December challenge - white: a little or a lot

The More Mixed Media challenge for December is white - use a little or a lot
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I am not well and it is so hot I lost track of the date and forgot to do my project
Finished it this morning and then couldn't scan as I had to turn my computer off all afternoon due to the thunder and lightening.  I can't afford for my computer to get zapped again.
I made a journal page


I sponged white card with blue distress ink.  Mixed Moulding paste and white paint and put through star stencil and snowflake stencil.  Added glitter tape.
Printed out Imagine That digi stamp Christmas angel and partly coloured with glitter pens and layered on top.  Printed sentiment from Imagine That Angel Harpest set.  This page will go into my journal.

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

I would like to add this journal page to the following:

Country View challenges - Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything Christmas

Creative Artiste 21 - anything goes mixed media

Creative Knockouts  - Winter wonderland

Holly Jolly Christmas challenge 86 - Christmas card or anything but a card

Imagine That customer gallery - anything using Imagine That products

Love to Create 25 - anything creative/mixed media 


Whoopsi Daisy December challenge - Christmas/Winter holidays

The challenge for December at Whoopsi Daisy is Christmas/Winter holidays.
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper and precoloured image from Whoopsi Daisy Celebrate with Ruby Red CD
Added baubles from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Blue Christmas set.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy 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 Snowflakes Promise 34 - Christmas with a winter theme
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-34.html

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/

Creative Knockouts 170 - winter wonderland
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/170-festive-fun-lacy-sunshine.html

Just us Girls - wordweek 372 - Christmas tree
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/just-us-girls-word-week-372.html




Sunday, 4 December 2016

Imagine That Facebook Challenge

Imagine That Facebook challenge for December
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/
If you make a project using an Imagine That product and enter the facebook challenge at the end of the month you receive a free set.
The free set that was given to everyone that joined the November challenge is Llama Love which is now in the Imagine That shop.

Precoloured digi stamp from Imagine That digi set Llama Love
Imagine That Christmas Coffee papers and elements
Sentiment from Imagine That Angel Harpist


I used the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would also like to add my card to that challenge (I rotated the sketch)
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sweet-sketch-wednesday-and-sami-stamps.html
I would also like to enter 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/

Fab n Funky 329 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-329-christmas.html

Sunny Day Crafting 25 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-25-anything-goes.html


Friday, 2 December 2016

Cuttlebug Mania challenge - shine

Cuttlebug Mania challenge - shine - light in the darkness
use for example - candles, lanterns or stars
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/shine_19.html

I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.
Layered Gecko Galz precoloured image from O Holy Night onto paper from Lozzy's dinky stars paper set.
Added Angel icon from Gecko Galz Blue Christmas craft set
Star from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Sentiment from Deedees Digis.
Layered onto the blue card.
Added Merry Christmas cut from paper from Christmas basics 12x12 paper pad.
Added silver stars.

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

Artistic Inspirations 168 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-168.html

Crafty Creations 329 - Christmas
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/329-christmas.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly challenge 309 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-309-use-sentiment.html

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

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

Holly Jolly Christmas 86 - Christmas card
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-86-part-one-winners-from-our.html