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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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Monday, 30 November 2015

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 30

Today is the last day of Beccy's Place month of holiday cards and the theme is do what you love
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I love to use stamps, papers, ribbons and other embellishments, but on days like today when the pain in my hands is bad and also I can't see too well to colour I like to make cards with precoloured digi stamps and especially as this challenge closes soon.

I have used pattern paper, precoloured digi stamp and elements from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.  I typed the sentiment and I meant to change the colour to red but I have had a few interruptions and I forgot to change it.

Thank you to Beccy for having this month of holiday cards and giving us many ideas for our cards.

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

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

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

Cute card Thursday - fairies and angels
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-401-fairies-and-angels.html

{PIN] spirational challenge 154 - inspiration photo
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/pinspirational-challenge-154.html
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012940884/

Christmas card club - The Holly and the Ivy

I am a day late posting my card for the Christmas Card club.
The theme this fortnight is the holly and the ivy.

I forgot to make my card even though I had it written down on my spreadsheet, so I have just made a simple card today using paper and precoloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio "the holley and the ivy" bundle.


The blogs for the Christmas club are listed down the left side of my blog if you would like to go have a look at the other work by the Christmas club members.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes



Scrapping Everyday Miracles November layout challenge

http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/welcome-november.html
This is the layout sketch for November
My youngest daughter and her three daughters said a sad goodbye to their family pet cat of 14 years Angel.    They have adopted a new kitten (8 months old) from the cat rescue society.

I have done a layout of my second grand daughter Emily with the new kitten Loki.

I have used papers and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio "Its a good day" bundle.


Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 29

Challenge 29 at The Glory of Christmas is Outdoor scene chosen by Myrna
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


I have used paper from Gecko Galz Winterwonderland paper set.
Precoloured digi stamps from Deedee's Winter Church set, Christmas cuties set and Angels among us set.  Sentiment from Deedee's Away in a manger set.

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

There is a 75% off sale at Deedee's digis
Picture

I would like to enter this card into the following:

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

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

Inspiration Destination 61 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-NO-61.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - in the meadow we will build a snowman
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/in-meadow-we-will-build-snowman.html

New Release day at Digi Stamps 4 Joy - card 2

It is new release day at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

If you go to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog you can see some lovely work made by the design team with the new stamps
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

This is my second card with another one of the new digi stamps
I have used paper from Lozzy's Bright Music paper set.
New digi stamp JL739 Country Singer which I coloured with markers
Elements and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Tunes that speak to your soul.

I hope you will go over to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog and see all the new stamps.

20% discount on all the new images today only.

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

Addicted to stamps 114 - anything goes with stamp or digi stamp

Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment

Crafting with Friends 11 - anything goes

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

Inspiration Destination 61 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 22 - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday 211 - anything goes family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentimenthttp://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-211-anything-goes.html



Digi Stamps 4 Joy New stamps released

It is new release day at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

If you go to the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog you can see some lovely work made by the design team with the new stamps
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered new Digi Stamp 4 Joy stamp MP421 Its Time onto paper from Create with TLC.  Typed sentiment.  Coloured digi stamp with markers.

I hope you will go over and have a look at all the new stamps.

20% discount on the new digis today only.

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

Aud Sentiments 145 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2015/11/challenge-145-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 29 - use something new (this is one of my newest stamps being released today)
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 339 - winter
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-339-26th-of-november-winter.html

Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/get-ready-for-christmas-november-edition.html

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

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

Creatalicious challenge 81 - Merry Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-81-merry-christmas.html

Quirky Crafts 24 - anything Christmas
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-24-its-nearly-quirky.html

Time Out challenge 45 - word challenge:  Snowflakes are Winters Butterflies
(My card has snowflakes on the pattern paper)
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-45.html


Gerda Steiner Designs November challenge

Each month Gerda kindly gives us a free image to join her challenge
http://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/76471236-novembers-challenge

I have used Gerda Steiner stamp 451 Bear mug and coloured him with markers.
Paper from A Bit More Time to Craft Snowflakes paper set.
brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - so I would also like to enter this card there
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-and-deedees.html


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

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 339 - winter
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-339-26th-of-november-winter.html

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

Inspiration Destination 61 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-NO-61.html

Time out challenges 45 word challenge - snowflakes are winters butterflies (there are snowflakes on my paper)
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-45.html

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 28

Day 28 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is something old
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have used Embossing Arts Co rubber stamp "Away in a Manger" which I have had since 1995.  I don't use it much now as it is hard to stamp out with my sore hands and also I can't see well enough to colour it properly.   I have also stamped Christmas Wishes which I have had for a few years.
Painted over with my old Glitter Glam paints, Golden Goddess and Tide Pool.  Coloured the star with glitter pen.
The glitter doesn't show in the scan.

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

Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2015/11/challenge-145-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/get-ready-for-christmas-november-edition.html

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

Inspiration Destination 61 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-NO-61.html


Saturday, 28 November 2015

A Bit More Time to Craft Facebook Challenge

A New challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/622948967842084/
enter any crafty project into the album in the photo section for your chance to win 3 sets of digi papers of your choice
See the papers at http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/p/paper-picks.html

You can also get some free papers from the challenge blog under the  Freebie Friday tab
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/p/freebie-friday-tab.html


I have used papers from the Dinky Stars set.
Precoloured digi stamp from Whoopsi Daisy "Daisy May and Friends" CD
Elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
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You have 10 hours left to join challenge 8 on the blog
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-8.html
if you haven't joined the fortnight challenge on the blog - anything goes, the next challenge will start on 1 December

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add this card to their challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-and-deedees.html



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

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

Cute Card Thursday 401 - fairies and angels.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-401-fairies-and-angels.html

In the Pink 83 - favourite stamp or image - I have logs of favourite images, Whoopsi Daisy images are among them.
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/



Friday, 27 November 2015

4 Crafty Chicks challenge 274 - masculine

4 Crafty Chicks challenge 274 masculine
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/4-cc-274-masculine.html

Papers, precoloured digi stamp and sentiments from Polkadoodles Work & Play Collection 6 CD.

I would also like to enter this card into

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



Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 27

Day 27 at Beccy's Place is non traditional colours
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

Paper with image from Digital Scrapbooking Studio blue Christmas
Sentiment from Daydream Designs.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 256 - things with wings
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday 401 - Fairies and angels
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Julia Spiri challenge 7 - add digi to an object

Challenge 7 at Julia Spiri is add digi to an object (e.g. alter an object)
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I couldn't think of something I could alter but then another member of the design team altered a CD cover so on 17 November I copied my Julia Spiri images to a CD so I don't loose them and made a cover for the CD using scans of cards I made for previous Julia Spiri challenges, plus paper from Lozzy's flower paper pack and ribbons, elements and sentiment from Sweet Shoppe Designs.


I hope that you will go over to the Julia Spiri challenge blog and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this CD cover into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends 11 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-11.html

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

Sisters of Craft - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/sisters-of-craft-november-anything-goes.html

Sparkles Monthly Challenge 74 - anything but a card
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-74-anything-but-card.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/november-challenge-at-ysbp-sponsored-by.html


Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 26

Day 26 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is Christmas carols
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have used snowflake dreams paper from Gecko Galz winter wonderland papers.
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols 2 collage sheet.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas card challenge 256 - Things with wings
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 25

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Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 25 is use a free digital stamp
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have used one of the free images from the image index tab on Beccy's blog

I have stamped music stamp onto white card with green ink.  Stamped Happy Christmas in red ink.  Added punched holly leaves and red rhinestones for the berries.  Printed Beccy's free image Nine ladies dancing and typed the words onto the image.  Coloured with markers, layered onto red card and then onto the stamped card.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up 11 - sparkle
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-11-optional-theme-sparkle.html

Christmas card challenge 51 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Quirky crafts 24 - Christmas
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-24-its-nearly-quirky.html

Sweet Stampin challenge - Lets dance
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/lets-dance.html

Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop
This hop is from a loyal group of Sweet Pea stamp fans who want to let Lynette know that we appreciate all her hard work bringing us the wonderful stamps in both rubber and digi format over the years.  Thanks so very much for all the wonderful images we have collected from you,

There are some random prizes along the way, as certain other blog owners have decided to include a prize, so please leave some comments along the way as you see everyone's gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp creations.

Also the store closes at the end of the day on the 25th November, so if you see some wonderful stamps on this blog hop, today is the last day to get them, so please drop by the store?
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/
We are so sad that the shop is closing and hope that Lynette gets well soon.

You should have come here from Jennifer Scull but if you didn't you can start the blog hop at the Sweet Pea stamps blog .
http://sweetpearubberstamps.blogspot.com

Here is the full list
1. Sweet Pea stamps Blog (using card by Ester Berkhuysen)   

5. Cindy van Oorschot http://cmvanoorschot.blogspot.ca
10. Olivia Rivera-Marmara http://www.ormcraftynights.blogspot.com
11. Winnie A Ludvigsen http://norwayscrapper.blogspot.no/
12. Tera Thelma Borer- Fujan http://www.stampqueen.blogspot.com
16. Samantha Aguilera http://designsbysammy.blogspot.com/
17. Angelique Engeldesignsscrap http://engeldesignsscrap.blogspot.nl/
20. Hilde Larsen http://tindaloo.blogspot.com
23. Margaret Ashby http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/   - YOU ARE HERE
25.   Ria ZonneStraaltje http://dragonmagicscrapkaarten.blogspot.nl/
29. Christina Gudgeon http://craftieangel.blogspot.com.au/
30. Return to Sweet Pea blog http://sweetpearubberstamps.blogspot.com

Next go to Michele Storms http://artfromthewell.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered two papers from Sugar and Spice Studio "Candy Christmas" 6x6 double sided card stock pad onto pink card.
Printed Sweet Pea digi stamp "Christmas Angel" onto white card, cut out and coloured with markers and glitter pen and layered on top.
Stamped sentiment onto pink card and layered on top.  Added star brads.
I have had this digi stamp for a long time and I am sorry but I don't think it is still in the shop.  I printed out another image and was going to make a second card but can't find it.  (I am always misplacing things)

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

Christmas card challenges 51 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/christmas-card-challenges-51-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 256 - things with wings
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.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 with pattern paper
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk

Cutie Pie challenge 93 - Simply cute and Christmassy
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-93-simply-cute-and-christmassy.html

Sparkles Christmas challenge 59 - Christmas decorations (fairy is holding a Christmas bauble)
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-59-christmas-decorations.html

Unicorn Challenge 3 - Christmas is coming
http://www.unicornchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-3-christmas-is-coming.html

Winter Wonderland challenge - 1,2,3 - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/11/1-2-3.html

Your Scrapbook place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/november-challenge-at-ysbp-sponsored-by.html

Merry Monday challenge 181 - blue and white with texture

Challenge 181 at Merry Monday Christmas challenge is blue and white with texture
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/merry-monday-181-blue-white-with-texture.html


I have printed pattern paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Blue Christmas bundle and embossed it with Cuttlebug snow dots.
Printed frame, precoloured digi stamp and flower from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Blue Christmas.  Cut them out and layered onto pattern paper.
Added lace and pearls.  Layered all onto blue card.

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

Artistic Inspirations 145 - anything goes twist pearls
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-145.html

Crafty Catz weekly challenge 302 - shades of blue
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-302-shades-of-blue.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 60 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-no-60.html

The Corrosive Challenge 238 - pearls and lace
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-238-pearls-and-lace.html

Where the heart is 3 - anything goes/winter blues
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-3.html



Tiddly Inks challenge 171 - anything goes

Challenge 171 at Tiddly Inks is anything goes
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-171-anything-goes.html

I have layered Tiddly Inks digi stamp onto two papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Coloured with different shades of violet markers.   Added lace, punched flowers and pearls.  Layered all onto violet card (though it looks blue in the scan).

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

ABC Challenge - V is for violet
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Artistic Inspirations 145 - anything goes/twist pearls
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-145.html

ccc digi creations 37 - flowers
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 87 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Inspiration Destination 60 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-no-60.html

The Corrosive Challenge 238 - pearls and lace
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-238-pearls-and-lace.html

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

One Sweet Challenge - thank you or thanksgiving

One Sweet Challenge November - a thank you project or thanksgiving
http://onesweetchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/november-osc-challenge-part-one.html
I am just in time for this challenge as it finishes on 25 November.
Sadly Sweet Pea Stamps is closing and 25 November will be your last chance to buy any Sweet Pea digi stamps.

I don't know why my scanner always scans some purples to make them look blue.
I have used Sweet Pea digi stamp Hearts and Whiskers by Regan Kubecek and coloured it with different shades of purple chalks and markers.
Added purple butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
I love the digi stamps by Regan Kubacek and have a few of them.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

Addicted to Stamps challenge 114 - anything goes
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-114.html

Crafting from the Heart 87 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-87.html

Crafting when we can 108 - don't forget the animals
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-108-dont-forget-animals.html

Glitter n Sparkle 164 - purple and black
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-164.html


Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 24

Day 24 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is Use a tutorial
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I looked up Split Coast stampers and found a tutorial on Striped Wipe
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/stripedwipe/
You are supposed to use die ink Reinkers but I used distress inks.  I bought them a couple years ago but hadn't even opened them.   (I forgot I do have some Stampin Up reinkers)
I made such a mess.  Here are the two cards I made:


I put Salty Ocean, Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn inks on folded edge of baby wipe as instructed and swiped it across glossy card stock.
Stamped Christmas Wishes and Stamp it stamp Holly's Christmas with black ink and coloured with markers.  (Skin colours don't show on top of the stripes)
On first card I added ribbon and pearls, layered onto red and then onto green card.
On second card I added star brads and layered on red card.
It would have been better if I had used a solid stamp.

I would also like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations 145 - anything goes with the twist add pearls
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-145.html

Christmas card challenge 51 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/christmas-card-challenges-51-anything.html

Crafting with Dragonflies 48 - Christmas card add ribbon 

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

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 254 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-254.html

Quirky Crafts 24 - anything Christmas
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-24-its-nearly-quirky.html




Monday, 23 November 2015

Beccy's Place Month of Holiday cards day 23

Day 23 at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday cards is monochromatic
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/
Not much time left to finish my Christmas cards and I still have a lot to go.  Thank you to Beccy for giving us this challenge and for all her ideas and samples.
This is a very simple card.
Layered precoloured image from Whoopsi Daisy Celebrate with Ruby Red CD onto paper from the same CD.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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



Beccy's Place Month of holiday cards day 22

Day 22 at Beccy's Place is Mixes and Mediums
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I printed out Beccy's Place precoloured digi stamp Angel with Lights.
Cut oval in white card, painted it with twinkling H2Os, embossed with Cuttlebug Christmas stars and layered over angel.  Added stars and glitter.
Added twine, printed Beccy's Place precoloured digi stamp Merry Christmas, cut out and layered on top.  Layered all onto green card.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge 11 - anything goes with the optional theme sparkle
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-11-optional-theme-sparkle.html

Brown Sugar challenge 173 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-173-anything-goes.html

Crafting for all Seasons 114 - embossing
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-114.html

Crafts Galore - use a stamp or digi image
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/dt-call-with-use-stamp-or-digi-image.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 256 - things with wings
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/chnc-challenge-256-things-with-wings.html

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

Pennys Paper-Crafty challenge 254 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-254.html

Sparkles Christmas challenge 59 - Christmas decorations
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-59-christmas-decorations.html

Unicorn challenge 3 - Christmas is coming
http://www.unicornchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-3-christmas-is-coming.html


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Beccys Place month of holiday cards day 21

Day 21 at Beccys Place month of holiday cards is Christmas candy
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered Imagine That's precoloured digi Candy Cane Teddy onto paper from Imagine That's Christmas snowflakes paper.  Added sentiment from Imagine That's Joy birds set.

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

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

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

Imagine That - Customer Link up
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/p/any-it-digi-challenge.html

Inspiration Destination - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-no-60.htm


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - Getting Ready for Christmas

One of the November challenges on the Gecko Galz facebook group is Getting ready for Christmas
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used snow and ceaders paper from Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland papers.
Precoloured image and sentiment from Gecko Galz Christmas card toppers collage sheet.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Inspiration Destination 60 - anything goes



Friday, 20 November 2015

Creative Fingers 98 - anything goes

Challenge 98 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Faery Ink
http://faeryink.com/shop/



I have printed Faery Ink digi stamp Demera Star Angel three times.  The first one I painted the background with twinkling H2Os and Distress stains and used a stencil to paint the stars with distress paint.  Coloured the image with markers and glitter pens.  Cut out the angel without the wings, coloured with markers and glitter pens and layered on top.  Cut out the dress, coloured with markers and glitter pens and layered on top.  Added ribbon and layered all onto purple card.
This is the first time I have used my star stencil.

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 challenges.

Craft Rocket monthly challenge - anything goes

Crafts Galore - use a stamp or digi image
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 60 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 22 - anything goes

Sisters of Craft - anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 106 - anything goes with the twist fairies


Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 20

Day 20 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards challenge is negative colouring and Beccy has a tutorial on her blog
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/day-20-negative-colouring-tutorial.html
I have embossed white card with Cuttlebug Christmas Stars embossing folder.
Stamped Santa Rosa stamp "The Montage Collection" with white ink onto black card and coloured the Angel with white pencil.  Layered black card onto the white card.
I have had this stamp for many years but don't use it very much now as it is hard to stamp out properly with my sore hands.

It is so hot here in Sydney today it is hard to think.  40C (104F) at my house and I don't have airconditioning.    I am dreading going upstairs tonight.  Supposed to be a cool change tomorrow morning.

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

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

Creatalicious 81 - Merry Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 60 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-no-60.html




Thursday, 19 November 2015

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 16

Day 16 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards was watercolours
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/
I am a bit behind doing this one
Painted a piece of white card with twinkling H2O's watercolour paints.  Stamped Christmas Wishes.  Printed Julia Spiri digital stamp Fairy and Gift from the Forest Dwellers collection onto another card.  Coloured skin and eyes with markers and the rest with twinklng H2O's watercolour paints.  Sponged edge of card with distress ink and layered on top of background card.   Added punched flowers and rhinestones.  Layered all onto pink card.

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

Brown Sugar challenge 172 - no pattern paper
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-172-no-patterned-paper.html

CCC digi creations 37 - flowers
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-37-flowers_15.html

Crafty Catz 301 - girls only
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-301-girls-only.html

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

Creatalicious challenge 81 - Merry Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-81-merry-christmas.html

Fun Day Friday 114 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/ffc-114-anything-goes.html

Glitter n Sparkle challenge 163 - add die cut/punch shape (I have used punched shapes)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-163.html

Inspiration Destination challenge 60 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-no-60.html

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 106 - anything goes with the twist fairies
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/14-november-challenge-106-anything-goes.html

Just us Girls 319 - trend week - use watercolouring
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/just-us-girls-319.html



Beccys Place month of holiday cards day 19

Day 19 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is snow globes
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper from Imagine That's Christmas Snowflakes paper set.  Precoloured snow globe from Imagine That's Snowglobe Angel set.
Added ribbon, round baubles and star bauble.

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

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

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

Imagine That - Customer link up
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/p/any-it-digi-challenge.html


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Beccy's Place month of Holiday cards

Day 18 at Beccy's month of holiday cards is Clean and simple
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have used precoloured image and sentiment from Beccy's Place Nativity set.

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

Brown Sugar challenge 172 - no pattern paper

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Creatalicious challenge 82 - Merry Christmas

Beccys Place month of holiday cards day 17

Day 17 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is case yourself.
Look up an old card you have made previously for inspiration.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

This is the card I finished today for the challenge

I layered Art by Miran digi stamp Digi Girl 149 Elfie Elizabeth onto pattern paper and coloured her with markers.  Added washi tape and layered all onto red card.

Following is the old card I found in my scans that I made for a Kenny K challenge back in December 2013.


I would like to add my Art by Miran card to the following challenges:

A Crafty Mess 2 challenge 4 - anything goes
http://acraftymess2.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-4.html

Art by Miran challenge 45 - anything goes (must be hand coloured)
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/11/challenge-45-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 255 - red and green must be seen
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/chnc-challenge-255-red-and-green-must.html

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

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

Creatalicious challenge 81 - Merry Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-81-merry-christmas.html

Fun Day Friday 114 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/ffc-114-anything-goes.html

Inspiration Destination 59 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/AG-no-59.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 22 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-22.html

Sisterhood of Crafters - Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-christmas.html

Unicorn challenge 3 - Christmas is coming
http://www.unicornchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-3-christmas-is-coming.html

Monday, 16 November 2015

Beccys Place month of holiday cards day 15

Day 15 at Beccy's place month of holiday cards is Christmas trees
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

Layered precoloured digi stamps from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybogs CD onto snowflake paper from the same CD.  Added sentiment and extra snowflakes from the same CD

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

ABC Christmas challenge - W wild things (reindeer)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

CD Sunday - Sprinkle of snowflakes
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/cd-sunday-sprinkle-of-snowflakes-chosen.html

Come and Get it - Winter Holiday
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/winter-holiday.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 255 - Red and green must be seen
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.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/

Creatalicious challenge 81 - Merry Christmas
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-81-merry-christmas.html

Cute Card Thursday 399 - birds/animals (reindeer)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin challenge - wrap up warm
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/wrap-up-warm.html

Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 72 - CAS

Helen has picked the theme for The Glory of Christmas challenge 72 - clean and simple.
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

My card is very simple
I have used one of the lovely new stamps from Cute as a Button.  
I have used the precoloured digital stamp IMG0350 North Pole  but you can also buy the black and white one for you to colour.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC and I have recoloured it red.

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

I am happy to now also be on the Cute as a Button design team and my first card for the challenge blog will be on 1 December.
You can see some lovely cards made with the new images on the challenge blog
and the current challenge is winter.

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

ABC Christmas challenge - wild things

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Cute card Thursday 399 - birds/animals
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/challenge-399-birdsanimals.html

The Cutie pie challenge 93 - simply cute Christmas clean and simple
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-christmas.html

Addicted to Stamps and More 170 - photo inspiration (I have used the colour red and a Christmas sentiment)
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/2015/11/challenge-170-photo-inspiration.html