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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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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Sketch Saturday 494

Sketch Saturday 494
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/week-494-with-fred-she-said-designs.html

I have used paper from We are 3 Holly Berries paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas Greetings sentiment set
We are 3 Glitter tags, Christmas, Santa precoloured
Brads, baubles and button from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Advent sets

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

Card Mania 99 - Christmas
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html

Crafty girlz challenge - anything goes optional theme Make it Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 364 - anything Christmas optional theme glitter (I have used glitter tags but the glitter doesn't show up in the scan)
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/chnc-challenge-364.html

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

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

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Through the purple haze 140 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/140-anything-goes.html


Mari Digis 31 - anything goes with a Mari Digi stamp

Mari Digis 31 - anything goes with a Mari Digi stamp
https://maridigischallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/desafio-31-anything-goes-with-mari.html

If you don't have any Mari Digis there are lots of free images on the challenge blog that you can use.

I have used three papers from We are 3 Birthday Bouquet paper collection
Mari digi M41 Menina which I have coloured with markers
Typed Happy Birthday in word art

I have used sketch 242 at Atlantic (I have rotated the sketch) so I would also like to add my card to that challenge.
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/sketch-242.html



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

Addicted to Stamps and More 272 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-272-make-your-mark.html

Crafting with friends 57 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-57.html

Crafty Gals Corner 153 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-153-anything-goes.html

Fab n Funky 375 - anything but Christmas
https://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-375-anything-but-christmas.html

Love to Craft 17 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/ltccb-17-december-anything-goes.html

Watercooler Wednesday 149 - all about occasions
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/wwc149-marshas-all-about-occasions.html

2nd card for Tuesday morning sketches 433

My 2nd card for Tuesday morning sketches 433
https://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/tuesday-morning-sketches-433.html

I finished this card today to send to a facebook friend overseas.

I have used paper from We are 3 Holiday letters paper collection
Frame from Pininkie
Stars, flowers and leaves from Digital Scrapbooking Supplies
AliciaBel digi stamp Hada Candela which I have coloured with markers and glitter pen on the wings.

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

Addicted to Stamps and more 272 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-272-make-your-mark.html

Card Mania 99 - Christmas
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html

CCC Digi Creations 87 - Happy Christmas
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-87-happy-christmas.html

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Come and Get it - Christmas
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/christmas-challenge.html

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Crafty girlz challenge - anything goes optional theme make it Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Pile it on 137 - non traditional Christmas colours
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/pile-it-on-challenge-137-non.html

The Crafty Addicts 43 - anything goes optional non traditional Christmas colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-43.html


12 months of Christmas cards link up mid way post and December challenge reminder

12 months of Christmas cards link up December
optional theme Christmas cupcakes
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this month is Limited Runs
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com.au/


Used three papers from Lisa's Sweet Confections paper set that she made specially for this challenge.
Limited Runs digital stamp Holly Cupcake which I coloured with markers and added rhinestones.
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas greetings sentiment set

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

Everyone who links up two cards during the month will receive a free digital paper and one person will receive the whole set.

If you follow the theme and put a cupcake on your card put FT after your name and you will go into the draw to win the prize of $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs.

I would like to add my card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - Y is for yummy
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/abc-christmas-final-challenge-of-year-2.html

Crafting by designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Crafty Calendar challenge - Its Christmas
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html

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

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

Creative Ladybirds 32 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-32.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Pile it on 137 - non traditional Christmas colours
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/pile-it-on-challenge-137-non.html

The Merry Christmas challenge 47 - anything Christmas
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-47-anything-goes-christmas.html



Tuesday morning sketches 433

Tuesday morning sketches 433
https://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/tuesday-morning-sketches-433.html

I made this card for a friend who likes green
I used paper from We are 3 Fall Inspiration paper set
Scalloped frame from Pininkie.
Precoloured image, flowers and brads from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Dolls of the world Colleen

This is the sketch which I rotated to the left.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 187 - anything goes

Crafty Gals corner 153 - anything goes

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

Fab n Funky 375 - anything but Christmas



Fun Day Friday 219 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 219 - anything goes
http://www.josscrapshack.com/

Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
http://lbbstamps.com/


I have used We are 3 paper from Fall Inspiration paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Gift Labels sentiment set
Little Blue Button stamp Caroling Kids which I have coloured with markers

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:

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge 12 - anything goes
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/1st-december-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Come and Get it - Christmas (sadly this is the last challenge)
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/christmas-challenge.html

C.R.A.F.T. 446 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-446-14th-of-december-christmas.html

Crafting with an attitude 34 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-34.html

Creative Knockouts - Christmas delight
https://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/224-christmas-delight-all-dressed-up.html

Pile it On 137 - non traditional Christmas colours
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/pile-it-on-challenge-137-non.html

The Crafty Addicts 43 - anything goes optional non traditional Christmas colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-43.html

The Merry Christmas challenge 47 - anything Christmas
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-47-anything-goes-christmas.html


Friday, 15 December 2017

Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge 242

Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge 242
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/sketch-242.html

I made a card for a friend who likes frogs.
I used three papers from Imagine That Frog in my Pocket paper set.
Precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Monique's froggy friends

This is the sketch



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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 9 - anything with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-9-sponsored-by-sasayaki.html

Crafting with friends 57 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-57.html

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



Feeling Sketchy 183

Feeling Sketchy 183
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo who gave the design team some lovely digi stamps to use but I used a Bugaboo stamp I was lucky to win in another challenge.
https://bugaboostamps.com/

I have used We are 3 paper from Christmas Magic paper collection
Columns from E-Scape & Scrap Winter Fantasy
Bugaboo stamp Knobby Knees Christmas Joy which I coloured with markers and glitter pen.

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 my card to the following:

C.R.A.F.T. 446 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-446-14th-of-december-christmas.html

Crafting with an Attitude 34 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-34.html

Pile it On 137 - non traditional colours
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/pile-it-on-challenge-137-non.html

The Crafty Addicts 43 -anything goes with optional non traditional Christmas colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-43.html

Through the Purple Haze 140 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/140-anything-goes.html


A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 58 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 58 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

I have used two papers from Lozzy's Christmas set.
Whoopsi Daisy Precoloured digi stamp from Sweet Daisy May CD.
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas Sentiments set
Added digital ribbon

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 (see under paper pick tab).    There are some free papers under the Freebie tab on the blog.

I would like to add my card to the following:

613 Avenue Create 204 - anything goes with optional twist Christmas/winter

Card Mania 99 - Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas

In the Pink 128 - Pink Christmas  (sadly this challenge is closing after this challenge)

Pile it On 137 - non traditional holiday colours


Lemon Shortbread challenge 56 - anything goes

Lemon Shortbread challenge - anything goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-56-anything-goes_45.html


I have used 2 papers from We are 3 Winter Sunshine paper pack
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set
Lemon Shortbread digi stamp Winter package which I have coloured with markers.

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

613 Avenue Create 204 - anything goes optional twist Christmas/winter

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas

Crafting by designs - anything goes

Cute Card Thursday 508 - festive colours

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas

Love to Scrap 104 - winter/Christmas

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 71 - anything goes

The Merry Christmas challenge 47 - anything Christmas




Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy 203 - Reindeer

Challenge 203 at Pause Dream Enjoy this week is Reindeer
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper from Imagine That North Pole Christmas bundle
Precoloured digi stamps from Imagine That Raymond's Reindeer Friend
Sentiments from Imagine That Reindeer Carols and Kimmie's Reindeer Friend

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

Imagine That Creative Playground December link up - Christmas/winter
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-creative-link-up.html
Everyone who links up a card using an Imagine That image will receive a coupon to get a set of your choice at the shop (up to $3.50)

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 9 - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-9-sponsored-by-sasayaki.html

Animal Friends challenge 57 - anything goes with an animal
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/57-dezember17.html

Crafting with Friends 56 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-56.html

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

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

Cute Card Thursday 507 - anything goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-507-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html



Cute as a Button Facebook Group Progressive Freebie challenge

Francesca kindly gives a free digi stamp each month to join in the Cute as a Button Facebook group progressive freebie challenge.

If you make a project with the digi stamp and enter the challenge you can request the next month's for free.

I have made a clean and simple card.  I printed Cute as a Button digi Christmas portrait onto white card and coloured with markers and gel pens.
Added sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set.

I hope you will also go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and join in the  challenge

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

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/


I would like to add my card to the following:

Card Maniaa 99 - Christmas
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Crafting from the Heart 187 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-187.html

Crafty Girls Creations 42 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-42.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 71 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-71.html

Love to Craft 17 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/ltccb-17-december-anything-goes.html

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 21 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-21-anything-christmas-goes.html

Tuesday Throwdown 372 - anything goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/tuesday-throwdown-tt372.html




Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Dragons Lair facebook group challenge

Dragons Lair facebook group the 12 days of Christmas event challenge - Christmas or Winter
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/
Use something from Dragons Lair Designs.
Flash sale 40% off limited time.


I have used two papers, and precoloured image from Dragons Lair Designs Monochrome Christmas green collection.
Ribbon from Dragons Lair Designs Monochrome Christmas ribbons
Sentiment from We are 3 Gift Labels sentiment set
Precoloured Holly leaves and berry from We are 3 Holly Leaf and Berry set

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

Crafting from the Heart 187 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-187.html

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

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

Creates and Makes 17 - anything goes
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-17.html

Ikes World challenge 103 - anything goes + Victorian Christmas
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/ikesworld-challenges-103-ag-victorian.html

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 21 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-21-anything-christmas-goes.html


Monday, 11 December 2017

Not Just Cards - anything goes

Not Just Cards December challenge - anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have made a simple scrapbook page
I have used a photo collage of the Christmas lights at my eldest daughter's house, three papers and elements from Starry Night from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over to Not Just Cards (cards are also welcome) and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

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

613 Avenue Create 204 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Crafting with Friends 56 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-56.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Scrapping 4 Fun layout challenge No 3 - Christmas
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/layout-challenge-3-christmas.html



Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas card club - Christmas gifts

Rita has picked the theme for the last Christmas card club challenge for 2017 -
Christmas gifts


I have used three papers from We are 3 Winter Sunshine paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas, greetings sentiment set
Di's Digi Designs precoloured digi stamp Kittys Christmas sleigh

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 9 - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-9-sponsored-by-sasayaki.html

613 Avenue Create - anything goes with optional twist Christmas/winter
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Alphabet challenge - T for trees (Kitty is holding a Christmas tree)
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/t-for-trees.html

Crafty Cardmakers 201 - animal magic
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/201-animal-magic.html

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

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

Cute Card Thursday 507 - anything goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-507-anything-goes.html

Di's digi challenge - winter holidays
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/winter-holidays-challenge.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Show us your Pussies cats challenge 25 - Furry thing goes / Meowy Christmas
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-25.html


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 127

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - sketch 127
https://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Digi Stamp Boutique who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.
https://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/index.php

I have used two papers from We are 3 Rainbow Gingham collection (there are eight different colours in the set)
Ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
DigiStamp Boutique digital stamp Cute Bear family banner from Cute Family Banners (there are three different families in the set)
I have coloured the digi stamp with markers.

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 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Aud Sentiments 194 - Christmas plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Crafting by designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girlz challenges - anything goes optional Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 362 - anything Christmas optional theme quick and easy
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/chnc-challenge-362.html

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

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

Crazy 4 challenges 414 - colour something
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/crazy4challenges-c4c414.html

Createful heart cards 7 - Christmas card
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/createful-heart-challenge-7-and-blog-hop.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 71 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-71.html





Pause Dream Enjoy 202 - Bundle up

Challenge 202 at Pause Dream Enjoy is Bundle up
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/

I have used three papers from We are 3 Winter Sunshine paper set (their are eight papers in the set)
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiments set
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Czarina Craft Kit

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

I have used the sketch at Cheerful sketches December Challenge so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html



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

Aud Sentiments 19 - Christmas + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Christmas cards all year round - Anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Crafty Calendar - Its Christmas
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html

Creative Knockouts 222 - snow much fun
https://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/222-snow-much-fun-amb-illustrations.html

Creative Ladybirds 32 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-32.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Through the Purple Haze 139 - layers (more than 3)
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Tuesday Morning Sketches 432 with We are 3

Bonnie at We are 3 is sponsoring Tuesday Morning sketches No 432 this week.
https://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/tuesday-morning-sketches-432.html and her design team made cards to add to the Tuesday morning sketches design team samples.


I have used paper from We are 3 Christmas Magic paper set
Sentiment from Happy Christmas sentiment set
We are 3 precoloured digi stamps Snow Friends:  Hipster Snowman,
Hello Snowgirl and Wow Snowman.   All the snow friends sets come with a precoloured digi and a black and white digi for you to colour.
Lace from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

This is the sketch


I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by Bonnie's design team and the Tuesday Morning sketches design team, and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my cad to the following:

613 Avenue Create 204- anything goes optional twist Christmas/winter
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Always Fun 35 - snowmen
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-35.html

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Card Mania 99 - Christmas
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html

Crafting from the Heart 186 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-186.html

Crafting with Friends 56 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-56.html

Crafty Calendar - Its Christmas
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html

Crafty Girlz - anything goes optional Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-challenge.html

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

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

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 104 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-104-christmas.html


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

More Mixed Media December challenge - optional white

More Mixed Media December challenge - anything goes with optional white - use a little or a lot
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I made this canvas in a class at Mad For Markers in December 2016 but kept the photo to use on my blog for this challenge.

Add triangles of dictionary paper coming out from a central point of the canvas.  Then give a thin layer of gesso over the top.
Place mask of the text O Holy Night on the canvas where you want the words to be.
Using blue, purple and black paint, start with the lightest - blue in the middle and then add paint around in circles alternating colours around the whole canvas.
Once the whole canvas is painted and had time to dry (use a heat gun if you want to speed up the process) peel off the mask carefully.
Painted over the words and painted stars around the canvas.
Added dots with left over paint.

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 canvas to the following:

A Inky Mess 16 - anything mixed media
http://ainkymess.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-16.html

Altered Eclectics - anything altered/mixed media
https://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-year.html

Aud Sentiments 194 - Christmas plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 104 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-104-christmas.html

Watercooler Wednesday 147 - anything goes
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/wwc147-charlottes-anything-goes.html
Was too late - closed

We love to Create - anything creative/mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-3-anything-creativemixed.html

Outlawz progressive freebie challenge December

Each month on the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge a different artist gives a free image for the members to use for the challenge.    I have missed a few months but am back this month.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-december-2017

If you haven't joined in before you can register and then send a request for this month's image and join in. 

This month we were given three digi stamps - baubles by Sandra VanBlaricum
I have used two of them.


I have used three papers from We are 3 Textures paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set
Scalloped circle from Pininkie.
Added 3 buttons from Scrap Graphics and two brads.
Two of the baubles from Sandra VanBlaricum.  I have made them different sizes and coloured them with marker and glitter pen.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Stampin Challenge blog so I would also like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/sketch.html
This is the sketch


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

613 Avenue Create 204 - anything goes optional twist Christmas/winter
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Crafting from the Heart 186 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-186.html

Crazy 4 challenge 414 - colour something
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/crazy4challenges-c4c414.html

Lil Patch of Crafty friends 71 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-71.html

Love to Craft 17 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/ltccb-17-december-anything-goes.html


Monday, 4 December 2017

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy December challenge is anything goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

I have used papers and precoloured digi stamp from Whoopsie Daisy So Sweet CD.
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set

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

I followed the sketch at Incy Wincy designs so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/lets-get-sketchy.html


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

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Make my Monday - Happy Christmashttp://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/happy-christmashappy-holidays.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-anything-christmas-goes.html


Digitally Made goodbye post

Sadly this is my last post for Digitally Made as the challenge blog is closing
http://digitallymadechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have used 6 papers from We are 3 new Holiday Letters paper set (there are 8 in the set)
Doily from Digital Scrapbooking Supplies Sweet Holiday bundle
We are 3 precoloured Starry Eyed Santa (you get a coloured and a black and white digi in this set)
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set

I have enjoyed my time on the Digitally Made design team and I thank Sonia for starting the challenge blog and for Heather taking it over and to Cass and Susan the other design team members.
Thank you to everyone who joined in with their lovely projects over the past months.

Thank you also to Bonnie from We are 3 who sponsored us.

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

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

I followed the sketch at Incy Wincy Designs so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/lets-get-sketchy.html


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

If you Give a Crafter a cookie 83
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/cookie-challenge-83.html


4 Crafty Chicks 379 - anything goes
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/4-cc-379-anything-goes.html

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Aud Sentiments 194 -Christmas plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Christmas with the cuties 12 - Santa Clause is coming to town
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-12-santa-claus-is-coming-to.html

Crafty Gals corner 151 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-151-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girlz - anything goes optional Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-challenge.html

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

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

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Make my Monday - Happy Christmas
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/happy-christmashappy-holidays.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 104 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-104-christmas.html

Through the Purple Haze 139 - layers (more than 3)
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/139-layers-more-than-3.html


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies 95 - Last minute Christmas cards - all dressed up

Crafting with Dragonflies 95 - Last minute Christmas cards - all dressed up
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


I have used paper from Gecko Galz Peppermint Lane paper pack.
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Chic Christmas collage sheet.
Added rhinestones.

I hope you will go over to Crafting with Dragonflies 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 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Aud Sentiments 194 - Christmas plus a sentiment (sentiment is on picture)
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

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

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

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Dragonfly Journeys 106 - Rockin' Around the Christmas tree
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-no-106-rockin-around.html

Hiding in my Craft Room - Christmas colours
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2017/12/himcr-329-christmas-colors.html


Cute as a Button challenge

Cute as a Button challenge
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper from We are 3 Textures paper set
Fireworks and ribbons from Daydream Designs
Printed Cute as a Button digital stamp Ringing in the new year onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog 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: 


I would like to add my card to the following:

Colour Inspiration Monthly link up - anything hand coloured
https://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monthly-link-up-28/

Craftaholics R Us 47 - anything goes
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Crafty Creations 355 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/355-anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner 151 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-151-anything-goes.html

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

Watercooler Wednesday challenge 147 - anything goes
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/wwc147-charlottes-anything-goes.html


Fun Day Friday 217 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 217 - anything goes
http://www.josscrapshack.com/

our sponsor this week is Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have used two papers from We are 3 Textures paper set
Flowers from We are 3 new set Stackable Flower - Amaryllis
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set
Punched ribbon from Scrap Graphics.
Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL863 Curly Hair Angel (You can also buy this as a black and white digital stamp for you to colour)

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 hope you will also join in the challenge at Digistamps4Joy

I used sketch 431 at Tuesday Morning Sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge

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

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Craftaholics R Us 47 - anything goes
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

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

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

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Inspiration Destination 139 - anything goes / optional not a square
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Pile it on 136 - large sentiments and/or things with wings
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/pile-it-on-136-large-sentiments-andor.html