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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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Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sunday Songs and Rhymes - The Duel

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - The Duel
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-august-9-august-22-2020

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

The Duel

(The Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat)

The gingham dog and the calico cat

Side by side on the table sat;
'T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t' other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went "Bow-wow-wow!"
And the calico cat replied "Mee-ow!"
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
Up with its hands before its face,
For it always dreaded a family row!
(Now mind: I'm only telling you
What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)



I have done something I don't normally do and taken a coloured picture from Google.
Added We are 3 papers from Back to Basics, Muddy Paws and Rainbow Gingham papers

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:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html


Saturday, 8 August 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 502 - no stamp or digital

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 502 - anything Christmas with optional theme no stamp or digital
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have embossed card with Crafts Too Sleigh embossing folder and sanded and added stickers.
Layered all onto red card.

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:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Aud Sentiments 257 - anything goes + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/08/257-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Corrosive Challenge 8 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-8-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes with some handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/08/c139.html

Merry Little Christmas 25 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/mlccb-25-august-anything-christmas-goes.html

Mix it Up 40 - anything goes + embossing
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/miucb-40-anything-goes-embossing.html


Friday, 7 August 2020

Creative Fingers 191 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 191 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Printed We are 3 paper from Fall Inspiration paper set onto white card
Added ribbon from Scrap Graphics and recoloured it to orange.
Layered Ching-Chou Kuik greyscale digi stamp Red Poppy onto Gecko Galz tag from Tag Time Craft Kit.   Cut out and coloured digi with markers.  Added ribbon and brad and layered on top of card.

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

I followed sketch 468 at Try Stampin on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-468.html


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


A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Ching-Chou Kuik blog August challenge - autumn colours (red, brown, orange, green)
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps_31.html

Ching-Chou Kuik facebook challenge - autumn colours (red, brown, orange, green)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Corrosive Challenge 8 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-8-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes with some handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/08/c139.html

Love to Craft 49 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/08/ltccb-49-august-anything-goes.html

Outlawz Saturday Paper a la mode - fall colours
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-fall-colors-august-1st-august

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes-challenge-august-4th-202.html

Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge

Every month a different designer gives a free digi for us to join the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-august-2020

This month we received a lovely set from the Paper Shelter - It's Tea Time
http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=

If you haven't already joined in you can join the challenge and send an email requesting the image, make a project and add to the challenge and then next month you will receive the next free image.


I have used We are 3 paper from Trains paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Quotes sentiment set
The Paper Shelter coloured digi stamp from It's Tea Time set.

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Aud Sentiments 257 - anything goes plus a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/08/257-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Cute Card Thursday 646 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-646-anything-goes.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes.html

The Paper Shelter  summer break challenge  - anything goes
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/07/summer-break-challenge-anything-goes.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes-challenge-august-4th-202.html

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge August 5 - 18

Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge August 5-18
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-5-18-2020

Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place
https://beccysplace.com/

I have used We are 3 papers from Fairy Dreams paper set
Ribbon and brads from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Ric Rac from E-Scape and Scrap
Becky's place coloured digital stamp Waterlilly fairy from the Flower Fairies set (I have had this set for a long time)

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes.html

Beccy's Place August challenge - flip a coin challenge
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-challenge.html
I have done
No 1 heads - use blues, purples and greens
No 2 tails - make a square card
No 3 tails - add ribbon
No 4 heads - no sentiment
No 5 tails - use a sketch


Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge 380

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge 380
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/sketch-380.html

I have used four We are 3 papers from Floral Burst paper set
We are 3 Sentiment from For You sentiment set
We are 3 coloured digi stamp Rose Bud (when you buy this stamp you received the coloured one and a black and white digi)

This is the sketch



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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Creative Moments 195 - anything goes optional theme pretty in pink
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2020/07/creative-moments-challenge-195-and.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes.html


Wednesday, 5 August 2020

More Mixed Media - anything goes with optional bright colours

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


Embossed dark pink card with butterlies and flowers embossing folder.
Cut piece of paper from firefly collection 6x6 paper pad and layered on top
Cut tag from same paper pad added ribbon and brad and layered on top
Sponged piece of white card with distress inks.  Stamped Lavinia stamps Darcy and Dust is like love and layered onto tag.  Added glitter
Layered all onto pink card.

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

I followed sketch 468 at Try Stampin on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-468.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August #8 -2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge August #8 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/classic-design-challenge-august-8.html

Corrosive Challenge 8 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-8-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/08/anything-goes.html

Lavinia World challenge 32 - anything hand stamped
https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/lavinia-world-challenges-32.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes with some handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/08/c139.html

Mix it Up 40 - anything goes + embossing
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/08/miucb-40-anything-goes-embossing.html

We love 2 create - anything mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-8-anything-goes-mixed-media.html