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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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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Mad for Markers Facebook Group Progressive Freebie challenge February

Each month Sammi kindly gives a free stamp on the Mad for Markers Facebook group.  If you make a project with the stamp I send you the next month's free image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/

For February she is giving two images and you can use one or both on your project.


I painted journal pages with blue and green brush markers and sprayed with water.   Stamped grass.  Added flower stencil with glitter pen and distress ink.
Printed sentiment, cut out, pasted onto purple card then pasted onto pages.
Printed the two Mad for Markers digi stamps summer boy and girl with freezie, coloured with Copic markers, cut out and pasted on pages.  Punched butterflies from foil wrap and pasted on top.  Stamped border along the bottom.

I hope you will go over and join the facebook group.

I am adding my journal pages to the following:

Altered Eclectics - altered art or mixed media
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/december-challenge.html

Art Journal Journey - Tell me a story
https://art-journal-journey.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/tell-me-story.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/happy-new-year-2017.html

PDE Linky party 157 - no cards allowed
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/ch-157-no-cards-allowed.html

The Mixed Media monthly challenge 32 - put a stencil on it
http://mixedmediamc.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-32-put.html





Crafting with Dragonflies 73 - Valentine

Challenge 73 at Crafting with Dragonflies is Valentine
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


I have used papers from Lozzy's With All My Love paper set and Love Grunge paper set.
Dearie Dolls precoloured stamp Valentine Grammy
Added heart border and hearts.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Country View Challenges - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girls Creations 32 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-32.html

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

Cute Card Thursday 462 - something fun (dancing is fun)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-462-something-fun.html

Fun Day Friday challenge 173 - anything goes

Challenge 173 at Fun Day Friday - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou
http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/


I have used papers from Digital Delights Notable Music paper set
Precoloured stage from Digital Delights Musical Accessories kit
Precoloured Digital Delights digi stamp Ballerina Bobbie
(If you buy these images you can choose to buy either the coloured one or the black and white one for you to colour.)
Sentiment is from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Dance to the Music bundle.

I hope you will go over to Fun Day Friday and see the lovely work by the A Design team and join in the challenge.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on the Fun Day Friday blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo

All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Feb. 03rd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Feb. 06th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

I would like to add this card to the following:

Country View Challenges - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girls Creations 32 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-32.html

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

Cute Card Thursday 462 - something fun (dancing is fun)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-462-something-fun.html


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Mixed media journal pages

I made these journal pages today at a class at Mad for Markers at Rockdale


Painted pages with pink and purple paint - spread with credit cards.
Added white gesso over purple paint.
Stamped images all over.
Sponged words by Dr Seus with distress ink, cut out, layered onto black card, cut out and pasted onto pages.  Drew around with white pen.
Sponged with distress ink picture drawn by my 2nd grand daughter Emily and photo of Emily, layered onto black card and onto page and drew around with white pen.
Added a few finger prints.
Wrote out the other sentiments and stamped One of a kind.
Added butterfly and white sqiggles.

We invite you to join the Mad for Markers facebook group and join in the progressive freebie challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/

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

Alered Eclectics - mixed media
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/december-challenge.html

Art Journal Journey - Every journal page tells a story
https://art-journal-journey.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/tell-me-story.html

Crafting by designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-goes-challenge-january.html

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 50 - anything handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-50.html

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team - anything goes using stamps
http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-creative-team-challenge.html

Word Art Wednesday 266-267 - anything family friendly with and encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-266-267.html


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Gecko Galz - let it snow with Granmargaret

My Inspiration post for Gecko Galz
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

and reminder to join the January challenge - Let it snow
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-let-it-snow-customer-challenge.html

We also invite you to join the facebook group challenges
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

Card 1:  Used Gecko Galz paper from Blue Christmas Craft Kit
Images and sentiment from Snow Babies collage set
Snowman and snowflakes from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD

Card 2:  Paper from Gecko Galz In Marble Halls paper set
Precoloured image from Winter Beauties collage set
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Snowflakes from Scribbles Designs

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work every few days by the design team and to also pick up the free digi stamp.  This year the free stamp will only be on the Gecko Galz blog and not on our personal blogs.

Also I hope you will join in the challenge.

I would like to add these to the following:

Anything goes with Create with TLC element challenge 7 (card 2)
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no7.html

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

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Miss Daisy facebook group challenge card 2

Miss Daisy facebook group challenge - card 2
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/

On the Miss Daisy facebook group today Miss Daisy is giving away a free welcome pack to everyone who joins the group
All of the artists at Miss Daisy Stamps have contributed a special gift for you for joining Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group. 
Enjoy a lovely gift package from Jennifer Nilsson Art, Mari Digis, Miss Daisy, and We Are 3© Digital Shop. 

I have made a card using the Mari Digi, the Pretty swirls from Miss Daisy, Sentiment from We are 3 and layered all onto papers from We are 3 Nature Blends paper set.  There is a coupon code on the Miss Daisy group to get the papers for 1/2 price at the moment.  Coloured the digi with chalks and Copic markers



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

Aud Sentiments 171 - anything goes plus a sentiment

Country View Challenges - anything goes

Crafting with Friends 35 - anything goes

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

Dragonfly Dreams - with thanks

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 50 - anything goes handmade


Christmas card club - North star or any stars

It was Maureen's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas card club - North Star or any stars


Stamped Stamp Rosa stamp onto white card, cut out and coloured star and border with yellow glitter pen and layered onto paper from Lozzy's dinky stars paper set.  Stamped Stampendous A Christmas Prayer and layered on top.  Layered all onto yellow card.

The Christmas club is a group of ladies trying to make their Christmas cards early.
If you would like to see the work by the other members of the Christmas club later today their names are listed down the left side of my blog.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Aud Sentiments 171 - anything goes plus a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 317 - anything Christmas with optional theme add a sentiment

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/

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-christmas-goes.html

The Artistic Stamper Creative team challenge - anything goes using a rubber stamp
http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-creative-team-challenge.html

Word Art Wednesday 266-267 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-266-267.html

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Outlawz challenge January

Each month a different artist gives us a free digi stamp to use in the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge.  If you make a card with the freebie you receive the next months digi for free.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-january-2017

This month we have an adorable image from All Dressed Up "Butterfly kisses girl"

I have printed "Butterfly kisses girl" onto white card and coloured her with different shades of pink copic markers and glitter gel pen.
Layered onto pink card and then onto new paper that Lozzy sent me for Christmas and then onto pink card.
Stamped Happy Birthday.
Added ribbon and flowers with rhinestones

I used sketch 378 at Tuesday morning sketches so I would like to add this card to that challenge.
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-386.html

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

All Dressed Up challenge 65 - anything goes with an All Dressed Up image
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-65.html

Aud Sentiments 171 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/171-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Country View Challenges - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafting with an attitude 23 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-23.html

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

Crafting when we can 135 - anything goes

Daisy Chain challenge 4 - add some sparkle (rhinestones)

Dragonfly Journeys 83 - birthday bash

In the Pink 111 - What's new (new stamp and new paper)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 50 - anything goes (handmade)
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-50.html


Friday, 20 January 2017

Creative Fingers 123 - anything goes

Challenge 123 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


The design team was asked to show their favourite card from 2016

from challenge 107 15 April 2016 - see my previous post for details
http://granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/creative-fingers-challenge-107-anything.html
Stamp from Lemon Shortbread flowers and curls.

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



Alicia Bel Facebook group freebie challenge

Each fortnight Alicia Bell gives a free digi to the facebook group to join in the challenge.  If you make a project for the challenge you can request the next free image.  If you haven't already joined in you can join the challenge with any Alicia Bell digi stamp and then you can request the next free digi.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/

For my card I have used papers from We are 3 Toasty Warm papers.
Round frames from Pininkie.  Typed best wishes.
Alicia Bel free digi stamp Winter Girl.  I coloured her with Copic markers.

I used sketch 104 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/we-are-back-bugaboo-and-ssw2-104.html

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

Aud Sentiments 171 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/171-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Country View Challenges - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafting with an attitude 23 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-23.html

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

Creatalicious challenge 107 - anything goes/optional winter
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-107-anything-goes-optional.html

Pinspirational challenge  182 - picture inspiration (I have used winter girl in snowflakes)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/pinspirational-challenge-182.html
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Gerda Steiner January challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives a free image to join the challenge
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/love-is-in-the-air
If you make a card with it and join the challenge you receive the next month's free.  If you have not already joined in you can purchase this month's image and make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.


I have used paper from Lozzy's Love Grunge papers.
Curly Linen label from Pininkie.
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics
Gerda Steiner free stamp 565 Hedgehogs smooches which I coloured with markers.

I have used the sketch from Tuesday morning sketches 386 so I will add this card to that challenge also (I have rotated the sketch



I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper



Monday, 16 January 2017

12 months of Christmas link up January challenge - something old and something new

January challenge at the 12 months of Christmas link up optional theme is out with the old in with the new (use something old and something new)
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is Ike's art
www.ikesart.com

I have used a new digi I Luv my Teddy from Ike's Fleaz Navidan set which I received for a prize from another blog recently.  Coloured the digi stamp with Copic markers.
Old paper's from Lisa Decosse:
- Stitched Greetings from March 2014
- Bears from 2015.

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.

If you link up 2 or more cards you will receive one of Lisa's papers.  If you use the optional theme you will go into the draw to for the prize from Ike's Art.  If you do follow the optional theme remember to put FT after your name.

I would like to add this card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge A is for ATG and B is for things beginning with B.
(Bears, blue paper)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/a-b-are-for.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 316 - Anything Christmas/optional feature a creature
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/chnc-challenge-316.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/

Show us your pussies 14 - furrything goes
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/show-us-your-pussies-cats-only.html

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Feeling Sketchy 161

Feeling Sketchy161
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

 This is the sketch


I made my card a few days ago but forgot to schedule my blog post so now I can't remember where I found all the items.  It has been so hot here it is hard to think.  Friday night was the hottest January night on record so hard to sleep.  Most days have been over 30C and some days over 40C (104F).

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

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

The Corrosive Challenge 1 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-1-anything-goes-but-happy-new.html



A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 36 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 36 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered precoloured Digistamps4Joy digi stamp JL811 Butterfly Bella onto papers from Lozzy's Anika and Delight paper sets.  Typed sentiment.

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.

Don't forget there are some free papers under the Friday Freebie tab on the challenge blog.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Country View challenges January - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

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

Word Art Wednesday - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-264-265.html

Words to Craft By 37 - change
https://words2craftby.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/w2cb-37-change.html

Another Digistamps4Joy stamp



Another Digistamps4Joy stamp


Layered Digistamps4Joy digi stamp from MP440 greeting board set onto paper from A Bit More Time to Craft Birthday Dream and added sentiment from RG058 Prince and the Pea set.  Coloured digi with markers and glitter pen.
Added rhinestone flower ribbon.

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards made by the design team with some of the new digis

Don't forget to join in the January challenge on the blog - anything goes with the optional twist all about love.

You are also invited to join the facebook group

I would like to add this card to the following:

Country View challenges January - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafting when we can 135 - anything goes
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-135-anything-goes-and-winner.html

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

New Digi Stamps released at Digistamps4Joy

New stamps released at Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

Used papers from A Bit More Time to Craft Beauty Dream and Birthday Dream.
Digistamps4Joy MP442 Butterfly Hydrangea coloured with markers and glitter pens.  Typed sentiment in Word Art.

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards made by the design team with some of the new digis
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

Don't forget to join in the January challenge on the blog - anything goes with the optional twist all about love.

You are also invited to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636935063114458/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Country View challenges January - anything goes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-2017-anything-goes.html

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

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Not Just Cards challenge - New Beginnings

The challenge this month at Not Just Cards is New Beginnings
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this month is Morgan's Art World who gave us two lovely images to use.


I embossed dark pink card with Cuttlebug roses.  Added piece of pattern paper from Rose Garden Creations Design pad.  Added lace.
Printed Morgan's Art World digi stamp into frame from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, cut out, coloured with markers and layered on top.
Printed 3 roses from Julia Spiri Pink and White roses clip art and layered on top.
Layered all onto light pink card.

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

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 celebrates 2016 - use any sketch from 80 onwards.- I used sketch No 96.
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-celebrates-2016.html


Brown Sugar 232 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-232-anything-goes.html

Colour Crazy challenge 1 - anything goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/wk-1-anything-goes-colour-crazy.html

Craftaholics R Us 17 - new beginnings (girls)
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/craftaholics-r-us-ch-17-new-beginnings.html

Crafty Girls Creations 32 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-32.html

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

 Craft Rocket challenge 30 - something new (new stamp)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-30-something-new.html

In the Pink 110  - anything goes in pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-110-anything-goes.html

PDE Linky Party 154 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/ch-154-anything-goes.html

Just us girls 375 - word week New
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/just-us-girls-375-word-week.html




Cute as a Button - New Release

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


This the card I made with one of the new stamps.

I embossed dark pink card with Cuttlebug Kimmi Luvs embossing folder.
Printed out Cute as a Button new digi stamp I'm Sweet on you, cut out, coloured with markers and glitter pen and layered onto the dark pink card.
Added heart washi tape.
Stamped Stampin Up Sending you my Love, punched out with circle punch and layered on top.  Layered all onto light pink card.

If you go over to the Cute as a Button challenge blog you can see some lovely work by the other design team members with the new stamps.
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

There are inspiration posts every few days on the showcase blog
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Craftaholics R Us 30 - something new (new stamp), create a card for a girl
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-30-something-new.html

Crafting with an Attitude 23 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-23.html

Craft Rocket challenge 30 -something new (new stamp)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-30-something-new.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/happy-new-year-2017.html

In the Pink - anything goes (pink of course)
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-110-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 49 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-49.html

My time to Craft 337 - something new (new digi stamp)
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-337-something-new.html

Perfectly Created Chaos 8 - Texture
http://www.perfectlycreatedchaos.com/2017/01/pcc-challenge-8-texture.html

Just us girls 375 - word week New (new stamp)
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/just-us-girls-375-word-week.html



Monday, 9 January 2017

Imagine That Creative Playground January Link UP - anything goes

If you make a project using an Imagine That stamp for either the Creative Playground Link Up
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/january-link-up-anything-goes.html'
 or for the facebook group challenge you will receive the free set for the month
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/

This month the featured set is Lorie's Seeds of Love
I previously made a card for the facebook link up so have already received that lovely set.

Here is my card for the blog link up.

I have used papers from Imagine That Birthday Bubbles paper set
Precoloured image and sentiment from Birthday Princess set
Cake from Brontosaurus cake set

I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday 445 so I would like to add this card to that challenge
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/week-445-with-little-miss-muffet-stamps.html



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

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

Creative Knockouts 175 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/175-anything-goes-all-dressed-up.html

Dragonfly journeys - birthday bash
http://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-no-83-birthday-bash.html

Fab n Funky 332 - Little girls
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-332-little-girls-and-final.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 81 - bright colours
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-81-bright-colours.html


Inspiration post for Cute as a Button stamps

It is my turn to do an inspiration post for January on the Cute as a Button showcase blog
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I have made pages in the journal I am making for one of my grand daughters.


I painted pages with Metallique Light Patina acrylic paint.
Sprayed parts with Dylusions Ink Spray.
Painted star stencil with a mixture of white paint and moulding paste.
Painted dots and border with left over mixture.
Added punched hearts.
Printed Cute as a Button stamps Faith, Hope and Love from the Faith Fairies Bundle
(There are 4 fairies in the bundle the other one is Believe.)
Coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.
Printed sentiment from the bible, drew around with gel pen,  cut out and layered on top.
Painted over the top with Distress Collage Medium.

You can buy the lovely Cute as a Button Stamps at
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

I hope you will go over and join in the January challenge - fairies - on the challenge blog
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

You are also invited to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

Don't forget to go back to the showcase blog every few days so see other lovely work by the design team.

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

Altered Electics - altered art or mixed media
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/december-challenge.html

Art Journal Journey - tell me a story
https://art-journal-journey.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/tell-me-story.html

Brown Sugar 232 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-232-anything-goes.html

Craft for the Craic - Pick me up
http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/happy-new-year-pick-me-up.html

Crafty Creations challenges 332 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/332-anything-goes.html

Creative Artiste mixed media 22 - anything mixed media
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 49 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-49.html

PDE Linky Party 154 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/ch-154-anything-goes.html

Perfectly Created Chaos 8 - Texture
http://www.perfectlycreatedchaos.com/2017/01/pcc-challenge-8-texture.html

Word Art Wednesday 264-265 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-264-265.html


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Christmas card club - anything goes

Margaret (Duchess) picked the theme for the Christmas Card club this fortnight - anything goes

I have layered two papers from Eskimo Kisses 6x6 paper pad onto red card.
Printed Art by Miran digi stamp digi girl 260 Eirwen onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  
Added piece of Merry Christmas ribbon, red ribbon, punched holly leaves and rhinestones.

I would like to add this card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything goes

Art by Miran Anything goes facebook group challenge

Crafty Catz weekly challenge - anything goes with the twist add ribbon

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 315 - anything Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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

Daisy Chain challenge 4 - add some sparkle

PDE Linky Party 154 - anything goes

Scrapping 4 Fun 81 - bright colours


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Scrappers Delight Facebook Group progressive freebie challenge

Each month Scrappers Delight kindly gives a free digi stamp to use in the Facebook group challenge.  If you make a project using the free digi you can request next month's free digi.
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/


This month's free image is Lilly pad which I have layered onto paper from the Fairy Topia set.  Added fairies from the same set.  Coloured Lilly pad with markers.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.
I love the Fairy Topia set, it has lots of papers and images and I use it a lot.
Everything is on special at Scrappers Delight at the moment.

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/

Fussy and Fancy 179 - Angels/Fairies or winter
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/fussy-and-fancy-challenge-179.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 49 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-49.html

PDE Linky Party 154 - anything goes
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/ch-154-anything-goes.html

Miss Daisy facebook group January challenge

Miss Daisy facebook group January challenge - Inspiration
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/

I have used the new Miss Daisy Stamp We are 3 Hipster snowman and two new papers from  We are 3 Toasty Warm collection
Sentiment is from Ginger's House blog.

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/

Creative Knockouts 175 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/175-anything-goes-all-dressed-up.html

Cute card Thursday 459 - what's new (new papers and new stamp just released in January)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-459-whats-new.html

Word Art Wednesday 264-265 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-264-265.html

Paper Sweeties challenge 51 - inspiration photo - (I have used a snowman and the colours blue, pink, red and yellow).https://papersweeties.com/blog/paper-sweeties-inspiration-challenge-january-2017/

Alicia Bel Facebook group freebie challenge

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


I have layered two papers from Lozzy's Anika paper set that she sent me for Christmas onto pink card.
Printed the Alicia Bel free stamp onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.
Stamped Wishing you happiness.
Added 3 flowers.

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

Craft Rocket challenge 30 - something new (new paper and new digi)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-30-something-new.html

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

Cute Card Thursday 459 - What's new (new paper and new digi stamp)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-459-whats-new.html

In the Pink 110 - anything goes in pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-110-anything-goes.html

C.R.A.F.T. - Recipe:  1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-397-5th-of-january-recipe.html


Friday, 6 January 2017

Creative Fingers 122 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 122 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsors this fortnight are
Wink Wink Ink https://www.etsy.com/shop/WinkWinkInk
 and Crafts and Me  http://www.craftsandme.co.uk/

Wink Wink Ink kindly gave me the image "Pearl" to use for the challenge
I printed Pearl onto white card and added sentiment from Gingers House Blog.
Coloured with chalks, twinkling H2Os and Copic markers.  
Stamped seagulls.  Added shell and fish brads.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 49 - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday 264-265 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment


Imagine That facebook group challenge

Imagine That facebook group challenge - anything goes with an Imagine That image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/
Everyone who links up in January will receive the digi of the month set

I have used two papers from Imagine That Cat Pack paper set
Precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Imagine That Spring Kitty set


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

CCEE Stampers 1701 - bird day

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

Show us your pussies - furrything goes

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 397 - recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers