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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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I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Polkadoodles challenge Get organised for Christmas

Polkadoodles challenge Get organised for Christmas
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/wk-34-get-organised-for-christmas.html

I have used precoloured digi stamps, embellishments, sentiment and papers from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge192 - use a person or people
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas card challenges 40 - anything goes http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Completely Christmas 27 - anything goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-27.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - gifts galore  http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



CD Sunday challenge - Get Well

Found this challenge yesterday on someone's blog CD challenge blogspot Get Well challenge where you have to use something from a CD.  I have been buying some crafting CDs this year so thought this would be a good challenge to join
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used the doctor image, papers and embellishments from Polkadoodles Work and Play Collection 3 CD and the nurse from Polkadoodles Work and Play Collection 1 CD.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 44 anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/
and
Open Minded Crafting Fun challenge 18 - Office supplies or job related
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/


Nicki Burnette facebook challenge - anything goes

The challenge at Nicky Burnette's Spellbinding stamps Facebook group for August is anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/
and Nicky has kindly given a free stamp to use but I have used a different stamp of hers as I wanted to make a pink fairy card.
I have layered a piece of pattern paper down the side of a light pink card and embossed both with Crafts Too "Butterflies" embossing folder.  Added lace ribbon.
Printed Nicky Burnette's digi stamp "Cadence" onto white card and coloured with pink markers.  Wings coloured with yellow glitter pen.  Cut out and layered onto pink card.   Layered all onto dark pink card.

You can buy the lovely stamps by Nicki Burnette at https://www.etsy.com/shop/aurella27

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fairy Tale challenge 99 - clean and simple http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 50 - anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink - Fairies http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's bloomin challenge 44 - anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin Challenge - embossing  http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get it Challenge - Things with wings http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/










Saturday, 30 August 2014

Digitally Sweet challenge 103 - Oriental theme

The Challenge No 103 at Digitally Sweet is Oriental Theme.
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
I have used digi images and digi paper from Polkadoodles "Dolly Daydream goes East" CD.  Layered all onto black and then white card.

I would also like to add this card into

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge   http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 50 anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Digi Choosday - blooms   http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 44 - anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/


Fairy card for various challenges

I made this card today using paper and precoloured image from Whoopsi Daisy's Daisy May and Freinds CD and sentiment from Create with TLC.  All layered onto pink card


I would like to enter the following challenges
In the Pink 51 - Fairies  http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Fairy Tale Challenge 99 - Clean and Simple  http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Aud Sentiments 114 - Any sentiment other than birthday  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 147 http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 44 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/



Friday, 29 August 2014

NEW BLOG AND DESIGN TEAM CALL - Karleigh Sue Digis

NEW BLOG AND DESIGN TEAM CALL

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Cheri is the owner and the creator of  the Etsy shoppe "Karleigh Sue Digi's"


AND SHE IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO JOIN HER DESIGN TEAM.

This call DT is open until August 30th. 
She shall send you an email of DT results by August 31st.

DT mandates begin September 1st 
and lasts at least 6 months

If you are interested to to the blog and see the requirements 

http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/new-blog-and-dt-call.html



Love to Create challenge with Karleigh Sue's free digi "Stop to smell the flowers"

Love to Create challenge blog is introducing a new a new digital artist
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/
Karleigh Sue Digis
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarleighSueDigis?ref=si_shop
and has given a free stamp for us to use in an extra challenge "Take Time to Smell the Flowers"

I have printed the digi onto white card, layered onto green and then onto three papers from Pininkie Daisies paper set.  Coloured her with markers.  Added punched flowers and butterfly.  Layered all onto green and then white card.

I would also like to add this card into the following challenges
Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 43 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 50 anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart challenge 33 anything goes http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly patterned paper challenge.

Thanks a Bunch card for Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge and various other challenges

I was lucky to win some lovely images from Paper Pretties http://www.paperpretties.net/store/cat/243
in Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge No 39
I made this card with the image and sentiment from Thanks a bunch

Have embossed yellow card with Cuttlebug Daisies.  Printed out Stamp and sentiment, Coloured with markers and cut out.  Layered bear onto yellow card.  Layered sentiment onto green card punched with scalloped square and then onto yellow card.  Added dragonfly brad and layered all onto green card.

I would like to add this card into the following challenges
Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 43 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 50 anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart challenge 33 anything goes http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Aud Sentiments challenge 114 any sentiment other than a birthday




Sweet Pea Stampers challenge - Lots of layers

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight is Lots of Layers
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/

I have printed out Sweet Pea digi stamp "Krissy" by Regan Kubecek, coloured with markers, layered onto red card and then onto three different layers of paper from Christmas Basics 12x12 paper pad.  Cut Merry Christmas from paper in the same pad and layered onto another paper and then layered on top.  Added green star brads.  layered all onto green card.

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas anything goes http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge 191 Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas Card challenge 39 inspiration photo parcels http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Hobbybook challenge Use 2 or more designer ;papers
 http://hobbybookdesignerchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Chi Chi Memories August challenge

Each month Chi Chi Memories kindly gives a free stamp to join in the challenge.
http://ccmchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
This month the challenge is to use the digi with the sketch


I have used the free digi "Hello Princess" with papers from Kaisercraft 6-12" paper pad "Violet Crush".
Ribbon and Best wishes stamp cut out with scalloped circle punch.

I would also like to enter this card into

Crafty Girls Challenge 25 - anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge - anything goes with patterned paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday 336 anything goes   http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fab 'n' Funky 226 for the kids http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Hobbybook challenge 2 or more designer papers   http://hobbybookdesignerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 43 - anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Merry Monday 123 - use a wreath

The challenge at Merry Monday this week is use a wreath
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed red card with Funky Poinsettias embossing folder.  Printed The East Wind digi "Christmas Wreath with sleepy cats" onto oval.  Cut out and coloured with markers and layered onto red card.  Printed out second image, cut out flowers, coloured with markers and layered up onto top of flowers in the first stamp. Stamped Happy Christmas and punched out with scalloped oval and layered onto red card.  Layered all onto green card.

You can buy the lovely East Wind Stamps at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theeastwind

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas 26 - anything goes  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 33 - Anything goes  http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Sentiments - animals   http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday 336 - anything goes http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 50 - Anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Aud Sentiments challenge 114 - any sentiment other than a birthday
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/







Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards link up

Each month if you put two or more Christmas cards into Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards link up Lisa kindly gives a sheet of Christmas paper
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html
I have made a quick card today with the July paper.


I have printed Daydream Designs sentiment Christmas Blessings from the Christmas Blessings set onto the July free paper from Decosses Dynamite Doodles.  Layered all onto red card.

This paper makes a lovely C&S card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas card challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Lacy Sunshine challenge 40 back to school

Challenge No 40 at Lacy Sunshine is back to school
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I made this ATC today

I have layered Lacy Sunshine digi stamp Drawing Hannah onto paper from Pininkie Ripple Sunburst paper pack and coloured her with markers.  Layered onto light pink card and then onto dark pink card.

Each month Heather very kindly gives us a free image if we used a Lacy Sunshine image on the last challenge.  If you haven't already joined in you can buy the image at a special price, join in the challenge and you will receive next month's free.

I have used a different stamp on my ATC but hope to make a card with the freebie before the challenge closes.

I would also like to enter this ATC into the following challenges

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge 

{PIN}spirational challenge 122 back to school

Suzy Bee's bloomin challenge 43 Anything goes


Monday, 25 August 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge 99 circles

Challenge 99 at Digi Stamps 4 Joy is circles
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/challenge-99-circles.html


I have embossed pink card with Cuttlebug Bloom Dots.  Layered piece of Allison Ellis butterfly paper onto card.  Printed out Digi Stamps 4 Joy precoloured digi JL580 Chana-Cho onto pink circle, layered onto green circle and tehn onto card and paper.  Printed sentiment from Pink Gem, changed colour and punched with scallop circle punch and layered on top.  Added punched butterfly and butterfly brads.  Layered all onto green card.

Digi Stamps 4 Joy has lots of new stamps on their blog
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/  or go to the shop http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
Digi Stamps 4 Joy will be celebrating its 100th challenge on the blog on 3 September with a blog hop and prizes.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges

Come and Get it Anything goes with a sentiment http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Girls challenge 25 Anything Goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle Use some butterflies 99  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 43 anything goes   http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - girly

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is girly
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


Embossed pink card with cuttlebug daisies.  Printed out Whoopsi Daisy pre coloured digi from sheet No 604, layered onto blue and then onto the pink card.  Printed sentiment from Create with TLC cut with 1" circle punch and layered onto blue card cut with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.  Added flowers and brads.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp but if you do and you are the winner you will received 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp and you are the winner you will receive 1 sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy Images at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
and if you scroll down the images there are a couple of free images.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Come and Get it Anything goes with a sentiment http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Girls challenge 225 Anything Goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Fab 'n' Funky challenge 226 for the kids  http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 43 anything goes   http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Daydream Designs

I am blessed to be on the design team for Diane's Daydream Designs
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

I have layered precoloured image and sentiment from Daydream Designs Bouquet of Daisies set onto papers from Mothers Garden paper set.  Added bee from Doodle Garden set and sun from Sunshine and Rain set. Layered all onto orange and then white card.

I would like to add this card into the challenges at

Come and Get it Challenge Anything goes with a sentiment  http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Just Us Girls photo week 255  http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I have used the daisies and green and orange as my inspiration in this photo.



Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards link up - card with Imagine That Snow Mice set

Lisa at Decosses Dynamite Doodles gave us the challenge to purchase and use an image and a sentiment from Imagine That's Snow Mice set http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/
and put it into her 12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html
and earn a free set of frames from the holiday Hoopla set
I had bought the set at Imagine That http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p250/Snow_Mice.html
so I made the following card today

I have layered the precoloured image and one of the sentiments onto paper from Imagine That's Merry and Bright papers.  Layered all onto red card.

You receive coloured images and black and white images that you can colour in the set.
I have eye problems so I have been using some of the pre coloured images.   Especially this morning as my eyes are very fuzzy with the ointment.

I have made a lot of Christmas cards so far this year but still have more to do so I thank everyone for their Christmas card challenges.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge 191 Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas Anything goes   http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/







Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas Card challenges

Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas card challenges
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html
Each month if you put two or more Christmas cards into the link up Lisa kindly gives us a free paper at the end of the month.

I have layered Imagine That precoloured image Candycane Teddy onto pieces of February and March papers from Lisa.  Layered onto green and then white card.

I would also like to enter this card into

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Hobby Book designer challenge 2 or more designer papers
http://hobbybookdesignerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas Anything goes   http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas Card Club - cardinal or some other Christmas bird

Mary has set us the challenge at the Christmas card club this fortnight.  The challenge is cardinal or some other Christmas bird.

I have layered Imagine That's precoloured image Snowglobe Christmas Angel onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Glee paper set.  Layered all onto green, then white then red card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge 191 Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas 26 Anything Goes http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-Tastic Tuesday 49 Anything Goes  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 43 Anything Goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards linkup
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com.au/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html



Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Art by Miran challenge 12 - anything goes

Art by Miran challenge 12 - anything goes  http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/


I actually made this card on 1 August and was going to enter it into challenge 11 but then I entered a different card that I made with an image I won for challenge 10, so this card was put aside until this challenge.

I have layered sentiment from Create with TLC onto Soap bubble paper from Pininkie.
Printed out Art by Miran stamp Digi girl 8 color page bubbles up, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto paper.  Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 49 anything goes  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/
Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 42 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational challenge 121 inspiration photo of dog and cat  (There is a cat on my card)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Monday, 18 August 2014

Just Us Girls 254 - blue green and neutrals

Challenge 254 at Just us Girls is blue green and neutrals
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Blue paper from Whoopsi Daisy CD.  Green paper from Pininkie Daisies paper set.  
Girl precoloured image from Daisy May and Friends CD.  
Flowers and butterfly from Daydream Designs Doodle Garden set.  Changed colours.
Sentiment from Daydream Designs New Garden Inspirations Sentiment set

I would also like to join the following challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Pattern Paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/
{PIN}spirational Challenge 120 - anything goes   http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/
Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 42 - anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Polkadoodles challenge - Fun in the sun

Polkadoodles challenge Fun in the Sun
http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/

I have used image, sentiment and pattern papers from the Polkadoodles Work and Play Collection 4 CD

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Inkspirational challenge 63 - Red, Orange, yellow  http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Open Minded Crafting Fun 17 - Last days of summer   http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/




Digitally Sweet challenge 101 Recipe

This is the other card I made yesterday.  This one is for Challenge 101 at Digitally Sweet challenge  recipe - Use 2 designer papers and 3 different embellishments.  If your card is 100% digital you receive two entries.    http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
This card is 100% digital

I have layered Santa and Christmas tree images from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Holly Bobs CD onto two papers from the same CD.  Added three different bauble embellishments and sentiment from the same CD.

I would also like to enter this card into the challenge at
C.R.A.F.T. challenge 272 Christmas  http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge No 42 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/
and
Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - no square cards

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is No Square cards.
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I found the template for this trapezium shaped card in Australian Cardmaking Special edition Christmas cards.
Cut the card from the template, then cut paper from the same magazine and layered it onto the card.    Printed precoloured digi from Whoopsi Daisy CD, cut her out and layered onto paper.  Stamped Happy Christmas, sponged and layered that on top.  Added star brad and ribbon.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but if you do and you are the winner you will receive 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the winner you will receive 1 sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
If you scroll down there is a free image you can use.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at
C.R.A.F.T. challenge 272 Christmas  http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge No 42 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/
and
Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html






Unstampabelles August Challenge mid way post - significant birthday with the twist to make a shaped card

It is time for our mid way post for the August challenge at Unstampabelles
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have used an old template I found in my stash.  Cut out the shaped card from the template coloured the edge with marker, then cut out piece of patterned paper and layered onto card.  Punched flowers, some from patterned paper and some from white card then coloured with marker.  Added stickers.  Added liquid pearls to flowers.

I hope you will go over to Unstampabelles and see the lovely projects by the design team and join in the challenge which closes on 29 August.

Remember NO STAMPS ALLOWED.

I would like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 42 anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/



Sunday, 17 August 2014

Diane's Daydream Designs Christmas card to sketch at Completely Christmas

My eyes are too sore to see to colour in today so I have made two digital Christmas cards.
The First one using Diane's Daydream Designs images, papers, etc.  http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

and the sketch at Completely Christmas  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Santa from Santa Please coloured set.  You can also buy this set in black and white to colour
Presents from Little Bits of Christmas colour set
Sentiment from Christmas Blessings set.  I have recoloured it white.
Paper from Elegant Snowflakes digi papers

As well as entering this card into the challenge at Completely Christmas  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

 I would also like to enter it into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html

Word Art Wednesday 145    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 15 August 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy progressive monthly Christmas card challenge August

Each month Digi Stamps 4 Joy kindly gives us a free stamp to use in the Christmas card challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/monthly-christmas-challenge-august-2014.html
If you haven't already joined in you can email Desire for this month's free image, make a card for the challenge and then you will receive next month's free.


I have printed Digi Stamps 4 Joy freebie and Christmas tree plus Bottle cap insert onto white card and coloured all with markers.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas 24 - anything goes http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

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

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 272 - Christmas http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Cute Card Thursday 334 - Clean and simple   http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/



From the Heart Stamps Progressive freebie challenge August

Each month From the Heart stamps gives us a free stamp to join in the challenge
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/08/01/august-free-stamp-of-the-month-pumpkin-pigwit/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy the stamp set for this month, make a card and join the challenge and then you will receive next month's free image.
This is the set we received this month
 This is the card I made

I have layered the pig and pumpkins stamp onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs Fall Fancy paper set and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment.  Layered all onto orange card.

I would also like to enter this card into Fan-tastic Tuesday 48  - Anything goes 




Feeling Sketchy 99

This is the sketch for Feeling Sketchy No 99  http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsors for August are Molossi and Scrap Boutique



I have used paper from Cosmo Cricket 6x6 mini deck "Dear Mr Claus" and sparkly stickers which I have had for a long time, plus sticker sentiment.

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

I would  like to enter this card  into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's week Christmas challenge 189 - animal and/or bird  (there is a reindeer and teddy bear on the stickers)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas challenge - anything goes  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 278    http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

We are generously sponsored in August by

ScrapBoutique

 ScrapBoutique

http://www.scrapboutique.com.au/boutique/

ScrapBoutique is a locally owned scrapbooking supplies shop in Newcastle, NSW Australia.
Chelsea provides delightful scrapping & arts & crafts goodies.

$20 Voucher 

&

Molossi - $30 chipboard and bling package
http://www.molossi.com.au/

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Embossing - wet or dry or both

The challenge this fortnight at Sweet Pea Stampers is embossing wet or dry or both.
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
I have used both on my card

I have printed Sweet Pea stamp Birdie Love by Regan Kubecek onto white card and coloured with markers.  Stamped Have a nice day onto dark pink card.  Cut oval in dark pink card, embossed with Cuttlebug daisies and layered over white card.  Punched flowers and butterly.  Pressed them into versamark ink pad and embossing powder, then heat embossed.  Added rhinestones and bird brad.

I hope you will go over to Sweet Pea Stampers and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.    You don't have to use a Sweet Pea stamp but if you do you have two chances of winning a prize.

I would like to enter this card into In the Pink challenge 50 anything goes as long as it is pink.
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 31 - anything goes  http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Love to Create 128 - inspired by a song, book or movie - Bye Bye Birdie
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational challenge 120 anything goes  http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Aud Sentiments - Favourite Season   (Spring)
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Scrappers Delight Facebook freebie challenge

Scrappers Delight has given us a lovely freebie to use in the challenge on their facebook Fans group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/?fref=nf




Have printed out the Genie-7 image onto white, cut out, coloured with markers and chalks and layered onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs "A Load of ole bricks".  Added sentiment (which is hard to see on the scan), punched leaves, flowers and brads.  Layered all onto blue card.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challnges:

Bearly Mine Designs August challenge - anything goes
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-2014-challenge-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the Heart 31 - Anything Goes http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Love to Create 128 Inspired by song, book, or move (Genie)  http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational challenge 120 - anything goes  http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/



Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner Designs gives a free image to join the progressive challenge.
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/

If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image here make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's image free.


I have layered the free image onto papers from Pininkie Halloween Bats Paper and coloured him with markers.  Added ribbon and sentiment from Create with TLC.  Layered all onto green card.

I would also like to enter this card into

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 48 anything goes   http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/


Chi Chi Memories challenge July-Aug

Each month Chi Chi Memories kindly gives us a free image to use in the challenge
and this was the sketch for this month's challenge 

This is my card


I have layered the CCM free image onto pink and then black, coloured with markers and layered onto papers from Pininkie soap bubbles papers.  Added sentiment form TLC.  Layered onto white and then pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge 48 - anything goes  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 144   http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 11 August 2014

Christmas Card club

The challenge at the Christmas card club this fortnight was to make anything but a card.   I normally only make cards.  I noticed that someone else made a tag so I have made a tag.

I have used papers, picture and sentiment from Cosmo Cricket 6x6 mini deck "Dear Mr Claus" plus brad and twine.

I would  like to enter this into
Crafty Hazelnut's week Christmas challenge 189 - animal and/or bird  (there are reindeer on the paper)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas Stampin all year long 22 - tags
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com.au/



Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Fussy cutting (cut out something with scissors)

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is fussy cutting (cut out something with scissors)
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed green card with Stampin Up embossing folder.  Punched hexagons from pieces of pattern paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad Violet Crush and layered onto green card.  Printed Whoopsi Daisy image from sheet No 601 onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out with scissors and layered onto green card.  Stamped Best wishes, cut into hexagon and layered onto green card.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but if you do and you are the winner you will win 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the winner you will receive 1 sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at  http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
There are also some free images there.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at
Crafty Girls challenges 24 - anything goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 41 - anything goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin challenge photo inspiration
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
I have used the colours green and shades of purple

and I have just found a new challenge site on Helen's blog
Sweet 7 challenge digital designs challenge blog  where the challenge is birthdays
http://sweet7challenge.blogspot.com.au/





Sunday, 10 August 2014

The East Wind facebook contest No 6 - Just for a laugh

Challenge No 6 at The East Wind facebook group is Just for a laugh
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEastWind/


Embossed purple card with paw prints embossing folder.  Printed The East Wind digi stamp cat 03, coloured with markers, cut out, layered onto pink oval and then onto purple card.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC and cat nap brad.  Layered all onto pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 41 anything goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Lacy Sunshine challenge 39 - summer

Challenge No 39 at Lacy Sunshine is summer
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed out Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Lil Dragon" onto white card and coloured with twinkling H2O paints.  Stamped Happy Birthday and the number 6.  Punched butterfly and flowers and painted them with the H2O paints and attached.  Added butterfly brad.  Layered all onto purple card and then white card.

I made this card for my youngest grand daughter who loves dragons and dinosaurs and the colour purple.

I used paints for a change so that I could also enter this card into
101 Watercolor week 3 - fun time with watercolor   http://101watercolor.blogspot.com.au/

I will a also enter Crafting when we Can 75 - use bright colours
 http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/




Friday, 8 August 2014

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge 188 - wish upon a star

Challenge 188 at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card  challenge is wish upon a star
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have layered Floppy Lattes Christmas Prayer sil onto paper from Pinkinkies's Christmas Black and White paper set and layered onto white card.

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas 23 http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/