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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.
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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Digitally Made reminder for August challenge - Pets/animal

The August challenge at Digitally made is a 100% digital project with pets or other animals.
http://digitallymadechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-4-petsanimals.html

I have made a scrapbook page and used papers and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Have added an old photo of my second grand daughter with her pet lizards and a current photo of her sister with one of the lizards.    The lizards are kept in my grand daughters bedroom but are brought out now and again to play.
The other photo is of her boy friend and his guinea pig.

I hope you will go over and join in the challenge.
Remember all projects must be 100% digital.

I would like to add this layout to the following:

Lasting memories layout challenge 356 - in the house (include a house pet on your layout)
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/lm-356-in-house.html



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cutie pie challenge 114 - Boys will be boys

Cutie pie challenge 114 - boys will be boys
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-no-114-boys-will-be-boys.html

I made this card for my 2nd grand daughter's boyfriend for his birthday this month.  He has two pet guinea pigs.

While they were visiting me a few weeks ago he drew this boy for me and I printed the boy and added the precoloured guinea pigs, leaves and cage from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.   I coloured the boy with markers and the background with chalks.

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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 5 - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

Crafty Animals 5 - anything goes with animals
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Dragonfly Dreams - animals
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/animals.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 63 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-63-winners-from-challenge-62.html

Pause Dream Enjoy 186 - birthday
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ch-186-birthday.html


Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 119

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 119
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this fortnight is Digi Stamp Boutique
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/

I layered Digi Stamp Boutique digi stamp from Cute Ted-All Occasions onto flower and then onto brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, then onto triangle and then onto paw print paper from Pininkie.  Added extra flower from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and sentiment from the Cute Ted set.  Coloured the digi stamp with Copic markers.

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

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter crazies 5 - anything with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

Crafty Animals 5 - anything goes with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

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

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-63-winners-from-challenge-62.html

Love to Scrap 100 - kidz rule (cards for kids)
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ltscb-100-kidz-rule.html

12 months of Christmas cards link up 32 - midway post - anything goes with the optional theme Traditional Christmas colours

12 months of Christmas cards link up 32 - midway post - anything goes with the optional theme traditional Christmas colours
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

our extra sponsor this month is NS Designs (also designs under the name Kitten Scraps)  http://www.kittenscraps.com/store/ who has given us some lovely clip art to use.




I have used 3 papers from the Glitteratti Set 2 that Lisa has made for us this month
Kitten Scraps Christmas Carolers clip art
Sentiment from We are 3 Seasonal Wishes sentiment set.



I hope you will go over to 12 Months of Christmas cards link up and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, have a chance to win a special mini kit of digi papers and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $20 gift certificate to the Kitten Scraps store.  Add FT after your name if you follow the theme.

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Snowflakes Promise 43 - anything goes
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-43.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/

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge-anything-christmas-goes.html

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 12 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-12-anything-christmas-goes.html

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Feeling Sketchy 175

Feeling Sketchy 175
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Di's Digi Stamps
http://www.disdigistamps.com/

I have used two papers from We are 3 Fantasy paper set.
Di's Digi stamps precoloured digi stamp Penny's friend (you can also buy this as a black and white digi stamp for you to colour)
Ribbon, flowers and border from Scrap Graphics.

I hope you will go over to Feeling Sketchy and join in the challenge.
This is the sketch

I would like to add my card into the following:

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 

Crafting from the Heart 172 - anything goes

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

Di's Digi challenge - Flower fancy
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flower-fancy-challenge.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Simply Create too 130 - use flowers (2nd entry)
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ch-130-use-flowers-winners-from-ch-129.html

A Bit More Time to Craft 50 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 50 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

I have used striped and butterfly papers from Lozzy's Flight paper set
Pink paper with flowers from Lozzy's Chick Wonder paper set
Extra butterfly, ribbon, flowers and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio My Dream Garden bundle.
Whoopsi Daisy precoloured digi stamp from Cute Daisy May CD.

I hope you will go over to A Bit More Time to Craft and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  You could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

I would like to add my card to the following

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

Creative Craft Cottage 93 - add a butterfly/butterflies
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-93-add-butterflybutterflies.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes

Gerda Steiner Progressive Freebie challenge for August

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives a free image to join in the challenge
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/augusts-challenge-i-didnt-eat-it-yet-birthday-monster-digital-stamp
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image
I didn't eat it (yet)!  Birthday Monster digital stamp

I have layered  Gerda Steiner digi stamp onto two papers from We are 3 Cupcake toppers paper collection.
Added sentiment from We are 3 Just a thought sentiment set.
Coloured digi with markers.

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

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

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu August challenge - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 63 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-63-winners-from-challenge-62.html

Love to Craft 13 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ltccb-13-august-anything-goes.html

Love to Scrap 100 - kidz rule
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ltscb-100-kidz-rule.html

Sunday, 13 August 2017

More new papers at We are 3

More new papers at We are 3
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Weare3

I have used four papers from We are 3 Shabby collection.
Sentiment from We are 3 Mermaid Love collection
Miss Daisy stamps precoloured digi stamp Lizzie (you can also buy this digi as a black and white digi for you to colour)
Flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Added brads

You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio
https://stampingstudio.ca/product-category/we-are-3-shop/

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group


I used the sketch at Come and Get It so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/sketchy-sunday.html

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

Crafty Creations 347 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/347-anything-goes.html

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

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Your scrapbook place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/end-summer-in-style-its-august-with.html


New young South African artist joining Digistamps4Joy

Margaret Kieser has great news that she has a new young South African artist joining Digistamps4Joy.  Her name is Lyndall and she draws fabulous animals and birds.
The first of her stamps are being released on Digistamps4Joy today.  Precoloured digis and black and white digis for you to colour.
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have used paper from We are 3 Spring Brilliance paper set
The new Digi4Joy precoloured digi stamp LB002 British Blue cat 5 times (made it into different sizes).
Digi4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL802 Ain't she sweet

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and see the lovely work with the new stamps
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
and don't forget to join in the August challenge 139 - anything goes with the twist summer
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-139-anything-goes-optional.html

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Cafty Critter Crazies - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

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

Dragonfly Dreams - animals
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/animals.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Show us your pussies-cats challenge 21 - Furry thing goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-21.html


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies 87 - Embossing wet or dry

Challenge 87 at Crafting with Dragonflies is embossing wet or dry
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed dark pink card with Cuttlebug Daisies embossing folder.
Printed precoloured Whoopsi Daisy stamp from Daisy May and Friends CD onto doily from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, cut out and layered on top.
Added lace and ribbon.

I hope you will go over to Crafting with Dragonflies and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the  challenge - cards only.

I would like to add my card to the following:

CCEE Stampers 1731 - embossing
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ccee1731-emboss.html

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

In the Pink 123 - fantasy
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-123-fantasy.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 96 - lace/ribbons
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-96-lace-ribbons.html

Unicorn challenge 24 - Mythical and magical
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-24-mythical-magical.html



Friday, 11 August 2017

Fun Day Friday 201 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 201 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo who gave the design team some lovely stamps to use.
https://bugaboostamps.com/
I have lots of Bugaboo stamps so I used one of my favourites that I have had for a while.



I have layered Bugaboo digi stamp Pretty Fairy onto pink circle and then onto hot pink scalloped circle and then onto pattern paper which I cut with scallop scissors.  The scanner doesn't show the correct colours of the circles and didn't show the paper very well you can't see the flowers on it.
Coloured the digi stamp with Copic markers and glitter pen.
The sentiment is from Bugaboo which I have had for a long time, I couldn't find it in the new shop.
Added ribbon, flowers and rhinestones.
Layered all onto hot pink card.

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 my card to the following:

Catch the bug recipe challenge - 3 layers, scallops, hot pink
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/recipe-challenge-3-layers-scallops-hot.html

Crafting Circle Bugaboo crafty challenge No 7.
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?cat=2148

Crafting with an Attitude 30 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-30.html

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Emerald City Crafts No 2 - anything goes
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-2.html

In the Pink 123 - fantasy
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-123-fantasy.html

Unicorn challenge 24 - Mythical and magical
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-24-mythical-magical.html



Tuesday morning sketches 415

Tuesday morning sketches 415
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-415.html

I have used two papers from We are 3 Watercolor batik paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set
Leaves and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio My Dream Garden bundle

This is the sketch

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

C.R.A.F.T. 428 - anything goes

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

Dragonfly Journeys 98 - Keen on Neon



Not Just Cards August challenge - anything goes

Not just card August challenge - anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this month is Bonnie from We are 3
You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group


I have done 2 journal pages in the journal I am making for my youngest grand daughter


Left page:  I coloured page with blue and green Ecoline Brush markers then sprayed with water.   Stamped grass stamp over the green.
Used moulding paste over rainbow & cloud stencil and unicorn stencil.
Painted over the rainbow and cloud with acrylic paints.  Sponged over the unicorn with distress ink.  (It doesn't show very well in the scan).
Painted edges of page with purple ink.
Printed precoloured We are 3 digi stamp Fantasy Unicorn Princess, cut out and layered on top.  (a coloured and a black and white digi both come in this set)
Printed We are 3 sentiment from Smiles sentiment set onto paper from We are 3 Fantasy paper set, cut in half and layered on top.
Right page:  Painted page with purple acrylic paint.  Painted over star stencil with a mixture of moulding paste and white paint.
Drew extra stars and dots with white gel pen.
Printed We are 3 precoloured Fantasy Unicorn Queen and precoloured Sandcastle onto paper from We are 3 Toasty Warm paper set.
Sponged torn edges of paper with distress ink and layered on top of page.
(I need a lot more practice with stencils, the stars are a bit messy.)

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

I would like to add my journal pages to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 5 - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media/altered art
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Classic Design team open challenge 16 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/1st-august-2017-classic-design-team.html

Country View challenges - blue and green
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-2017-blues-and-greens.html

Craft Rocket 40 - animal kingdom
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-40-animal-kingdom.html

Crafty Animals 5 - anything goes with animals
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

Creatalicious 120 - anything goes with optional stars
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-120-anything-goes-with.html

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Dream Valley 160 - anything goes
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-160-anything-goes_31.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Emerald City Crafts challenge No 2 - anything goes
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-2.html

Love to Craft 13 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ltccb-13-august-anything-goes.html

Unicorn challenge 24 - mythical and magical
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-24-mythical-magical.html


Cute as a Button new release

New stamps released today at Cute as a Button
https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/
Use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL40 TO RECEIVE 40% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER - 3 DAYS ONLY!! - UNTIL 12 August 2017


I have printed Cute as a Button digi stamp Summer schools and coloured with markers.  Layered onto paper from We are 3 Spring letters paper collection
Added sentiment from We are 3 sentiment set Dreams.
Added pencils from Sweet Shoppe designs.

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

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 


I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
Dream Valley Challenges 160 - anything goes

Monday, 7 August 2017

Digitally Made challenge No 4 - Pets/animals

Digitally Made challenge No 4 - Pets/Animals
http://digitallymadechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have used 2 papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Cats Party kit.
Clip art from Kitten Scraps and Friends Crazy Cat Lady

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

Remember all projects must be 100% Digital

I would like to add my scapbook page to the following:

Creative Knockouts 205 - Furry friends
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/205-furry-friends-25-ctmh-gift-pack.html

Show us your pussies cats challenge 21 - Furrything goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-21.html

Whoopsi Daisy August challenge - hand coloured image

Whoopsi Daisy August challenge - colour by hand


I have printed Whoopsi Daisy digi stamp from Daisy May and friends CD and coloured her with markers.  Layered onto paper from the same CD.  Added clip art from Kitten Scraps and friends.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  Remember you must use either a digi stamp or something from a CD.

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

Craft Rocket challenge 40 - animal kingdom
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-40-animal-kingdom.html

Crafty Animals 5 - anything goes with animals
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-5-anything-goes.html

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

Creative Knockouts 205 - Furry Friends
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/205-furry-friends-25-ctmh-gift-pack.html

Daisy Chain 11 - anything goes
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-11-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Show us your pussies-cats challenge 21 - Furry thing goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-21.html

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Christmas card club 16 - Carol singers

It was my turn to pick the theme for Christmas card club 16 and I chose Carol singers.
I have used the precoloured image and scene from The Paper Shelter Christmas Carols set.  Two extra papers from The Paper Shelter Christmas Spirit paper pack.  Added bells, brad and holly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Typed Happy Christmas.

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafty Friends 63 - Christmas in July
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-63-and-winners-of-challenge-62.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/

Crimbo Crackers138 - cute Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-138-cute.html

Ellectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Kirst Christmas facebook challenge - Vintage Christmas
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060810930603477/

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-anything-christmas-goes.html

The Paper Shelter - anything goes
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/summer-break-2-week-challenge-anything.html


Digistamps4Joy New Release

Today is New Release day at Digistamps4Joy


I have used Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi JL622 Skippin Lou (you can also buy this digi stamp as a black and white stamp for you to colour)
Papers from We are 3 Fantasy Paper set and We are 3 Balloon magic paper set
Precoloured flowers from We are 3 Ladybug garden
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Heart sentiment set

If you go over to the Digistamps4Joy blog you can see some lovely work by the design team with some of the new images.


Don't forget to join the challenge on the blog

and we also invite you to join the facebook group

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafty Creations 347 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/347-anything-goes.html

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

Creative Moments 123 - anything goes/summer fun
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-123.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html


Saturday, 5 August 2017

More Mixed Media August challenge - anything goes optional bright colours

More Mixed Media August challenge - anything goes optional bright colours
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Painted both journal pages with gesso.
Stamped Ginger a Bloom Girl stamp from Prima, that I borrowed from Sammi at Mad for Markers.  Coloured her with paint and Prismacolor pencils.
Drew around Ginger with Molotow acrylic premium paint.
Painted both pages leaving a white border around stamp on left page.
Stamped around both pages with blue paint.
On left side doodled flowers and curvy line.
Wrote sentiment across both pages.
Added splashes of paint and moulding paste through stencil on right hand side and sponged with distress ink.
Doodled curvy line and butterflies and other doodling and wrote another sentiment.
Added photo of the drawing and painting I did on canvas bag at Mad for Markers.
Added picture drawn by my second grand daughter.

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

I would like to add my journal pages to the following:

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media/altered art
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Always Fun 17 - anything but a card
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-17.html

Colour Crazy challenge 30 - anything goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/wk-30-anything-goes-craft-challenge.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

My Creative Scoop inspirational Monday link up 24 - something you have coloured
http://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monday-link-24/

Simply Papercrafts 49 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-49.html

Friday, 4 August 2017

Creative Fingers 135 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 135 - anything goes

Our sponsor this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps

I have used Bugaboo digital stamp Sunbonnet Christmas present which I coloured with Copic markers.
Two papers from We are 3 Holly Berries paper collection
Sentiment from Miss daisy Christmas Blessings sentiment set
Ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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 my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-184.html

Christmas with the Cuties 8 - Favourite Festive digi (this is one of my favourites)
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-8-favourite-festive-digi.html

Colour crazy challenge 30 - anything goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/wk-30-anything-goes-craft-challenge.html

Crafting Circle - Bugaboo  Crafty challenge No 7
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?p=12859

Crafty Friends 63 - Christmas in July
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-63-and-winners-of-challenge-62.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/

Crimbo Crackers 138 - Cute Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-138-cute.html

Ellectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

We are 3 new digi stamps and papers

We are 3 new digi stamps and papers for August
I have used two papers from We are 3 Fantasy collection.
Precoloured digi stamps Fantasy Sand castle and Fantasy unicorn rainbow (you also receive a black and white digi for you to colour in these sets)
Sentiment from We are 3 sentiments Smiles.

You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio
https://stampingstudio.ca/product-category/we-are-3-shop/

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group

I would like to add my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes

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

Creative Craft Cottage 92 - anything goes

Day Dreamer challenges No 1 - anything goes
Pile it On - primary colours or something beginning with S (My card has red, blue and yellow and a sand castle)


Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Cute as a Button who has given us some cute stamps to use.
https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/

I have used Cute as a Button digi stamp Christmas Girafe and coloured with Copic markers.
Two papers from We are 3 Holly Berries plus brads.

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

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-184.html

Crafty Friends 63 - Christmas in July
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-63-and-winners-of-challenge-62.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/

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 62 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html


Cute as a Button - August challenge - Back to School

Cute as a button August challenge - Back to School
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have done a mixed media double page in the journal I have started for my youngest grand daughter who is 8 years old.


I painted both pages with purple acrylic paint.
Added moulding paste through stencil on both pages.
On left side printed pencil paper from Create with TLC and layered on top.
Printed sentiment and alphabet from Create with TLC and layered on top of the papers.
Printed Cute as a Button digi stamp School Days, cut out and coloured with markers and layered on top.
On right side I added a piece of torn Its only a number paper from Create with TLC.  Printed a photo of my grand daughter and her friend and layered on top.
Added photo of my grand daughters drawing.
Added washi tape to both pages.

I hope you will go over to Cute as a Button and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge:

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Cute as a Button shop:  https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 August and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.

I would like to add my journal pages to the following:

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media/altered art
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Always Fun challenge 17 - anything but a card
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-17.html

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-184.html

Colour Crazy challenge 29 - anything goes craft challenge
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/wk-29-anything-goes-craft-challenge_21.html

Creative Craft Cottage 92 - anything goes
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-92-anything-goes.html

Cutie Pie challenge 113 - here come the girls
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-no-113-here-come-girls.html

Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 62 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html

Love 2 Create 15 - anything creative/mixed media goes
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-15-anything-creativemixed.html


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Gecko Galz challenge - By the Shore

The challenge for this month at Gecko Galz is By the Shore
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed dark blue card with Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder.
Printed coloured image from Gecko Galz By the Shore Collage set, cut out and layered on top.  Added sun and fish brad and punched dolphins.
I found some shells in a box in the shed that we collected many years ago when my girls were small and I added some of them.

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

Craftaholics R Us 29 - anything goes
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-29-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the Heart 170 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-170.html

Creative Moments 123 - anything goes/summer fun
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-123.html

Day Dreamer challenge 1 - anything goes
http://daydreamerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/welcome-to-day-dreamer-challenges.html

Simply Papercraft 49 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-49.html


New challenge blog - A Bit More Time to Craft Extra challenge No 1

Lozzy has started a new challenge blog which is the baby sister of A Bit More time to Craft and today is challenge number 1.
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com.au/

I have used two papers from Lozzy's Bliss paper set.
Di's Digis precoloured digi stamp Happiness is a Beary daisy
Flowers and extra butterfly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Typed sentiment in word art.


I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  You could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

Also to welcome you to the new challenge Lozzy is giving a free paper set to everyone - Ink It - go to the challenge blog for instructions to download this set.


I would like to add my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes

Cards in Envy - baby blue or pretty pink
http://cardsinenvy.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/baby-blue-or-pretty-pink-card-challenge.html

Come and Get it - Just add flowers
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/just-add-flowers.html

Craftaholics R Us 29 - anything goes
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-29-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the Heart 170 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-170.html

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

Dream Valley challenges 160  - anything goes
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-160-anything-goes_31.html

Southern Girls 165 - flower power
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-165-flower-power-team-trace.html