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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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Friday, 31 July 2015

Gecko Galz facebook group - anything goes

Anything goes is one of the challenges for July on the Gecko Galz facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used paper from Gecko Galz Butterfly papers set.
Gecko Galz stamp S13 from Silhouette stamp set
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics
Sentiment, flower and flower flairs from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I followed the sketch from Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday so I would also like to enter their challenge 229 sketch plus flower
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com.au/

I have used citrus colours to add my card to Cute Card Thursday 384 - citrus colours
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Inspiration Destination 44 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/






Aliciabel Challenge 9 - anything goes or summer holiday

Challenge 9 at Aliciabel is anything goes or summer holiday using an Aliciabel stamp.
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Papers and sentiment are from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
I have printed Aliciabel digi stamp Sirena Mini onto white card, coloured her with markers and layered on top.  Added punched dolphin and flower brad.

I have followed the sketch at Aud Sentiments so I would like to enter this card into their challenge 137 - sketch and a sentiment
I also used the photo at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie for my inspiration (mermaid) so would like to enter their challenge 24.

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

4 Crafty Chicks 257 - anything goes

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



Thursday, 30 July 2015

Catch the bug challenge - Stella Says Sketch No 311 card 2

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Stella%20Says%20Sketch
This is Stella Says sketch No 311 at Catch the Bug challenge blog


This is the second card I made to the sketch today.  I have rotated the sketch and added a square frame instead of the circle.

I have used papers, borders and frames from Pininkie.
Bugaboo digi stamp "Christmas Present SB" which I have coloured with markers. (I love the sunbonnet images)
Added rhinestones.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/challenge-7-optional-theme-holiday.html

Christmas Card challenges 34 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Emerald Faeries 69 - Christmas in July
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink 74 - Starry, Starry...pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/




Catch the bug - Stella Says sketch No 311

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Stella%20Says%20Sketch
This is Stella Says sketch 311 at Catch the Bug challenge blog


I made two cards to this sketch today.  This my first one.


I rotated the sketch and have used papers from Bugaboo flower papers set.  Bugaboo digi stamp "Sunbonnet Button" which I coloured with markers.
Borders and scalloped circles from Pininkie.  Type best wishes.
Added buttons.

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

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

Glitter n Sparkle 147 - use something that starts with B (buttons and sentiment starts with B)

The Crafter's Cafe - add some buttons


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Scrap the Girls July challenge

http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/
The July challenge for Scrap the Girls is this sketch

I have used pattern paper and elements from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  Used wordart for title.

I would also like to enter this layout into the following:

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

Fantastic Tuesday 96 - anything goes with the twist make it feminine
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/


Outlawz progressive freebie challenge for July

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-july-1st-2015

Each month a different designer gives a free digi stamp for us to use in the challenge.
This month Jen of Blueberry Bear has kindly given us the free digi.
If you haven't already joined in you can go to the Outlawz and register for the progressive challenge, then send an email request for the image.  You then enter a card you made with the image and the next month you will receive the new image.

I have made a very simple card.  Embossed purple card with buttons embossing folder (I don't know why my scanner shows it as blue when it is purple)
Printed out Jen's image, cut out, coloured with markers and layered onto purple card.  Stamped Happy Birthday, cut out and layered onto purple card.  Added motor bike brad.



Gecko Galz facebook colour challenge - red

One of the July challenges on the Gecko Galz facebook group is a colour challenge - red
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used paper from Gecko Galz flower power paper pack, Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Fairy magic 1, Sentiment from Ginger's House blog and flower from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
and I used this sketch from Fun Day Friday so I am entering that challenge as well.

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

Come and Get it - fairies
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes with the twist make it Feminine
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Make my Monday challenge - flowers
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Addicted to Stamps and More 155 - photo inspiration (flowers and colours)
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/challenge-155-photo.html



Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Archi Scraps July challenge - Pets

The challenge for July at Archi Scraps is pets
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/

I have done a simple layout using paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Typed heading.

The photos were taken at different times.  Unfortunately I don't remember the dates.

I would also like to enter this page into Cute Card Thursday challenge - pets
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/



CD Sunday challenge - rock star

The challenge this fortnight at CD Sunday is rock star
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used 3 papers, precoloured digi stamp, sentiments and embellishment from Polkadoodles Work and Play collection 8 CD Less Work, more play.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Polkadoodles - add 2 or more pattern papers
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/07/week-29-crafting-challenge-at.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 47 - music notes/instruments
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/






Crafting when we can challenge 99 - sketch

Challenge 99 at Crafting when we can is a sketch
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

This is the sketch


Papers are from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Purple Heaven bundle.
Precoloured digi (which I changed to purple) and sentiment from my new Polkadoodles Serenity CD.
Flower circle, flowers and butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Purple Heaven bundle.
Purple circle from Pininkie (I changed the colour)

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

Allsorts 321 - add a butterfly
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Come and Get it - fairies
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Digi Choosday - all about the girl
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

Fantastic Tuesday 96 - anything goes with the twist make it feminine
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Get Creative 20 - Monochromatic using purple  (my favourite colour)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

It is cold here in the house again today.  The sun is shining but a cold wind is blowing.  My hands are really cold trying to type this.








Monday, 27 July 2015

Lacy Sunshine challenge 63 - Somewhere over the rainbow

Challenge 63 at Lacy Sunshine is Somewhere over the rainbow
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
Each challenge if you used a Lacy Sunshine stamp in the previous challenge you can receive the challenge digi for free.
This month Heather kindly gave us Curly Sue Flowers and Rainbows digi stamp.

I embossed white card then sponged it with distress inks.  Printed Curly Sue, cut her out, coloured with markers and layered on top.  Added flowers, brads and punched butterfly.
Layered onto purple card and then onto green card.

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

Allsorts challenge 321 - add a butterfly

Glitter n Sparkle 147 - use something that starts with B.  (butterfly and brads)

CCC digi creations - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes









One Layer Christmas card challenge 14 - anything goes with optional twist candles

Challenge 14 at One Layer Christmas cards is anything goes with the optional twist candles
http://onelayerchristmas.blogspot.com.au/


I embossed kraft card with candles embossing folder, coloured with red marker and green and yellow twinkling H2Os.  Stamped Happy Christmas.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More 154 - clean and simple
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas card challenges No 34 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas Stampin all year long 51 - clean and simple
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Inkspirational challenge 87 - anything goes with kraft
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/challenge-87-kraft.html

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's paper crafty challenge 237 - Christmas in July
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/


KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge 199 - Christmas in July

KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge 199- Christmas in July
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.com.au/

I started this card a week ago but only finished it today.
I have used KennyK precoloured image Christmas shopping
Stamped Happy Birthday, cut out and layered on top.  Stamped parcel, cut out and layered on top.
I have done it again, didn't write down where I found the digital paper and now I can't remember which company I found it in.  I have so many different digital papers now, that I have bought over the past 3 years and I am more fuzzy headed than usual today.  I picked the paper to go into Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas weekly challenge 238 spots and stripes but then forgot to finish the card in time.

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

Christmas card challenges 34 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Creative Corner - Christmas in July
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



Gecko Galz July challenge - in the garden

Another challenge at the Gecko Galz facebook group is In the Garden
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used Rainbow Garden paper from Gecko Galz butterfly garden paper set.  The precoloured image was a free image from Gecko Galz in May.
Added sentiment from Gingers House blog and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Allsorts challenge 321 - Add a butterfly
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Glitter n Sparkle 147 - something that starts with b (butterflies, birds, blossoms)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 193 - anything goes family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/




Gecko Galz facebook challenge - Christmas in July

One of the challenges on the Gecko Galz facebook group is Christmas in  July
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have made a simple card using precoloured images from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols 1 Collage sheet.

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

Christmas card challenges 34 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting for all seasons 106 - Christmas in July
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Creative Corner challenge - Christmas in July
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Holly Jolly Christmas challenge - inspired by a Christmas Carol (Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Scrapping 4 Fun 47 - Music notes/instruments
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/





Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 64 - add ribbon or washi tape

It was my turn to choose the theme for Challenge 64 at The Glory of Christmas.   I chose add ribbon or washi tape
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have added strips of glitter washi tape onto white card.  (The sparkle doesn't show in the scan).  Added ribbon and star brads.  Stamped Judikins stamp, partly coloured, cut out and layered on top.

I hope you will go over to The Glory of Christmas and see the lovely work of the design team and join in the challenge.

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

Crafting for all seasons 106 - Christmas in July
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots challenge - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Creative Corner - Christmas in July
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 237 - Christmas in July
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act card challenge - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

The Crafter's cafe 126 - Christmas in July
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/



Christmas card club 15 - Let it snow

Christine picked the theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight - Let it snow
I have used precoloured images, paper and sentiment from Polkadoodles Work and Play no 5 "Festive Hollybobs" CD

If you would like to see the cards made by the rest of the Christmas card club their blog links are down the left side of my blog.

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

Crafting for all Seasons 106 - Christmas in July
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Inspiration Destination - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Open Minded Crafting Fun 41 - kids just want to have fun (sadly this is the last challenge)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafter's Cafe 126 - Christmas in July
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Digi Stamps 4 Joy - new release day

Today is new release day at the Digi Stamps 4 Joy digi shop
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
If you go to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog you will see some lovely cards made by the design team with some of the new stamps.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

I layered one of the new digi stamps MP409 Brownie Thelma onto the knots background that I found on my computer clip art and coloured her with markers.  Added circles from Pininkie to represent badges and added pictures from clip art.

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

Also don't forget to join in the July challenge anything goes
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/challenge-114-anything-goes.html

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 69 - Anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafting with Friends challenge 2 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 14 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Scrap 58 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



Saturday, 25 July 2015

Gecko Galz July challenge - seaside memories

The Geckogalz challenge for July is seaside memories
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/seaside-memories-gecko-galz-july.html

I have used paper from Gecko Galz "By the shore" paper pack
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz "Splish Splash 2" collage sheet
Sentiments and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 95 - a day at the beach
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

The Sisterhood of Crafters - summer heat (colours and/or theme)
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 24 July 2015

Creative Fingers challenge 88 - anything goes

Challenge 88 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

I have printed Sweet Pea Stamp On a Mushroom by Lemon Shortbread onto white card, coloured her with markers, cut out and layered her onto background paper from Stitchy Bear's Garden Fairies 1 paper set.
Stamped Happy birthday.
Added punched leaves, flowers and butterfly which I coloured with the same marker as the top of her dress.

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 also like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Crafting from the Heart 69 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Friends challenge 10 - use a punch
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.es/

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

Craft Your Passion 271 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 43 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 14 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Scrap 58 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.ca/

If you give a crafter a cookie - inspiration photo (I have used mushroom, flowers and butterfly)
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.ca/