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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Mad for Markers Facebook Progressive challenge

Each month Sammi kindly gives a free digi stamp to use in the Mad for Markers facebook progressive freebie challenge.  If you make a card using the image you will receive the next month's free image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/
This month she is giving one of the echidna Christmas stamps as the free digi stamp.    I have made a simple card to show the stamp.

I have layered the Mad for Markers digi stamp Echidnas with crackers onto paper from Lozzy's Merry Christmas paper set and coloured with Copic markers and gel pen.  Added tree from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Added rhinestones and silver star.

If you haven't already joined in the progressive challenge go over and join the facebook group and then you can send me a message asking for the December free digital stamp.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations challenge 168 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-168.html

Color inspiration Monday link up 4 - must have something hand coloured
http://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monday-link-4/

Crafty Boots - wood or trees
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/see-wood-for-trees.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Sunny Day Crafting 25 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-25-anything-goes.html


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

New digi stamps released at Digistamps4Joy

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

This card is made with one of the new stamps JL832 Snowman Santa.
Papers from Lozzy's Christmas paper set.
Stamped Christmas wishes.
Enamel accents added to snow dots.
Liquid pearls added to snow at bottom of digi.
Added pearls.

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

Don't forget to join in the December challenge on the blog - anything goes with the twist Christmas is coming

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

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 309 - add a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Creative Knockouts 169 - Tis the Season
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/169-tis-season-digital-delights.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 79 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-79-christmas.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use some pearls
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/use-some-pearls.html


Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas card club

Mary picked the theme for this fortnight - use some type of mixed media with any kind of winter or Christmas tree.
I sponged distress ink over white card and then embossed the card with Craft Concepts Festive Tree embossing folder.
Coloured with markers and glitter pens.
Stamped Happy Christmas.  Added rhinestones.
Added stamped parcel, star brads and tree brad.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 309 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-309-use-sentiment.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Sunny Day Crafting 24 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-24-anything-goes.html


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Fun day Friday 166 - cut it up

Challenge 166 at Fun day Friday is Cut it Up
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsors this week are
Limited Runs
http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com.au/
and Little Blue Button Stamps
http://lbbstamps.com/

I have cut circle in red card and embossed card with holly embossing folder.
Printed Limited Runs digi stamp Teddy Jr onto white card and coloured with Copic markers.  Printed again and cut out hat and coloured with markers and added on top.  Layered red card over white card.  Added ribbon.
Punched holly leaves and added on top.  Added red rhinesones.
Layered all onto green card.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Create and Makes challenge 5 - add ribbon
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/challenge-5.html

Double D challenge - Traditional Christmas colours (red, green and white)
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/traditional-christmas-colors.html

Holly Jolly Christmas 85 - ribbon and lace (I noticed that some of the design team just have ribbon)
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-85-ribbons-and-lace-winners.html

Sunny Day Crafting 24 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-24-anything-goes.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 105 - no designer papers
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-105-cute-and-no-designer.html


Friday, 25 November 2016

Creative Fingers 121 - anything goes

Challenge 121 this fortnight at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this fortnight is Rick St Dennis
https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949


I have printed Rick St Dennis digi stamp Fantasia Fox paw fairy onto white card and coloured with Copic markers and glitter pens.
Cut oval in green card and embossed with Craft Concepts Funky Poinsettias embossing folder. Coloured middles with glitter pen.
Layered green card over the white card.
Stamped sentiment and punched out with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.  Added Christmas ribbon.
Layered all onto red card.

I made this into a Christmas card as I am so far behind with my Christmas cards this year.

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

Artistic Inspirations 168 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-168.html

Crafting from the Heart 137 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-137.html

Crafty Card Makers challenge 177 - embossing heat or dry
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/177-embossing-heat-or-dry-and-design.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 308 - cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-308-cute-or-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Craft Your Passion 339 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-339-always-anything-goes.html

Fab n Funky 328 - Things with wings
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-328-things-with-wings.html

Love to Scrap challenge 90 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ltscb-90-anything-goes.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 105 - cute and no designer papers
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-105-cute-and-no-designer.html

Dragons Lair Facebook group Head to Head challenge

Dragons Lair Facebook group Head to Head challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

Using paper, ribbons and elements from Dragons Lair  Wild Rose Mini Kit
Added sparkle accents from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

I used the sketch at Scrapbooking Everyday Miracles so I would also like to add my layout to that challenge
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-challenges.html


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

Artistic Inspirations challenge 168 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-168.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 391 - not a card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-391-24th-of-november-not-card.html

Crafty Friends challenge 45 - blossoms (use flowers)
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-45-and-winners-of-44.html

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



Thursday, 24 November 2016

Digi Choosday wk 47- anything goes

Challenge 47 at Digi Choosday is anything goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/wk-47-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html


I have used paper precoloured digi stamp, elements and sentiment from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD.


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

Christmas cards all year round - Santa and/or elf
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-challenge-santa-andor-elf.html

Crafty Catz challenge 346 - anything goes with optional twist use red (there is a small amount of red on card 1)
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-346-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 308 - cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-308-cute-or-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november-2016.html

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

Gecko Galz - Decking the Halls with Granmargaret

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

and reminder to join the November challenge - Deck the halls
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/gecko-galz-november-customer-challenge.html

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


Card 1:  used precoloured image and paper from Gecko Galz Blue Christmas craft kit.  Added elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Card 2:  Used paper from Lozzy's dinky stars paper set.
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz O Holy Night Collage set.
Angel icon from Blue Christmas craft kit.
Star from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Sentiment from Deedee's digis.

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

Here is you free digi stamp for today.  Remember do not share this with anyone.  Send them here to get it or to the Gecko Galz blog http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/



I would like to add my cards to the following:

Alphabet challenge - S for stars (card 2)
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/s-for-stars.html

Artistic Inspirations 167 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-167-and-dt-call.html

Country View challenges - stars (card 2)
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-2016-stars.html

Crafting with Friends 31 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-31.html

Crafty Catz challenge 346 - anything goes with optional twist use red (there is a small amount of red on card 1)
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-346-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november-2016.html

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


Mad for Markers - more Christmas stamps

This is another post for Mad for Markers blog
http://madformarkers.blogspot.com.au/
showing more of the new Christmas stamps
available at the Mad for Makers shop
http://www.madformarkers.com.au/NEWcatalog/

I have used pattern paper from Lozzy's mixed media boards
Precoloured Christmas tree from Imagine That Tree with Presents
Precoloured Gavreel Angel of Peace  from Dragons Lair Designs
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Mad for Markers Digi stamps Boy in Christmas outfit and girl in Christmas outfit.
Coloured digi stamps with Copic markers:
Skin: E000, E00
Boys Clothes: G14
Boys Hair: E13
Girls clothes: R35 + red glitter pen
Hair: Y21
Small Girl Clothes: BV000 + purple glitter pen
Small Girl hair: Y00


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

Allsorts challenge 390 - O Christmas tree
https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/week-390-o-christmas-tree.html

Anything goes with Create with TLC No 5
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no5.html

Colour Crazy challenge wk 26 - anything goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/wk-26-anything-goes-craft-colouring.html

Crafting by Designs November - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-anything-goes.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-challenge-with-nikki-burnett.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 308 - cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-308-cute-or-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Double D challenge -Traditional Christmas colours (red green and white)
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/traditional-christmas-colors.html

Imagine That Creative Playground 10 - Christmas is coming
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/creative-playground-monthly-challenge.html

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/its-time-for-at-just-keep-on-creating-i.html

Love to Craft 4 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ltccb-4-november-anything-goes.html

Open Minded Crafting Fun 11 - Christmas/Hanukka
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/monthly-challenge-11-christmas-hanukkah_2.html

Sparkles Monthly challenge 86 - Christmas is coming
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-86-christmas-is-coming.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/anything-christmas-goes.html


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik November challenge - Christmas

Ching-Chou Kuik November challenge - Christmas
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html
I printed Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Crimson Holly onto white card and coloured her with Copic markers and glitter pen.
Cut oval in Red card and embossed with Cuttlebug Holly with berries embossing folder.
Layered red card over white card.
Stamped sentiment and punched with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.
Added punched holly leaves and rhinestones.
Layered all onto green card.

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

Artistic Inspirations 168 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-168.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 308 - cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-308-cute-or-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Daisy Chain challenge 2 - all that glitters (the rhinestones glitter)
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-2-all-that-glitters.html

Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge 304 - Christmas
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-304.html

Sparkles Christmas challenge 70 - Holly and Ivy
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-70-holly-and-ivy.html

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Miss Daisy facebook group November challenge - use blue

The challenge on Miss Daisy facebook group for November is use blue with a stamp from Miss Daisy shop.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/


Papers from Christmas in July card kit and We are 3 Color me Christmas collection from Miss Daisy shop.  Printed Christmas Angel Bear-Jennifer Nilssen Art from Miss Daisy shop and coloured with Copic markers and glitter pens.  Layered digi stamp onto papers.  Added lace, pearl ribbon and rhinestones.

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

Brown Sugar challenge 225 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-225-anything-goes.html

CCC Digi Creations 61 - bingo (I have used the line blue, lace and pearls/gems)
(I couldn't copy the bingo chart)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-61-bingo.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 308 - cute or anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/chnc-challenge-308-cute-or-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Create and Makes 5 - anything goes with optional use ribbon or lace (used lace under pearls).
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/challenge-5.html

Creative Corner challenge - anything goes
https://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/team-jess-anything-goes-non-sponsored.html

Pearly Sparkles challenge 10 - anything goes
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-10-anything-goes.html

Pennys challenge 304 - Christmas
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-304.html

Sunny Day Crafting 23 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-23-always-anything-goes.html


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Mad for Markers new Christmas stamps.

There are new Christmas digi stamps at Mad for Markers and more to come
http://www.madformarkers.com.au/NEWcatalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=360
If you go to the Mad for Markers blog you can see some lovely work by the new design team.
http://madformarkers.blogspot.com.au/
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The design team started last week but I was away for a couple of days so didn't get a card made until this week.
I have layered Mad for Markers digi stamp Stella with earrings onto paper from Lozzy's dinky stars paper set.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC and extra stars.  I have just restarted using Copic markers so am still a beginner.

Coloured Stella with the following Copic markers:
Skin:  E000 E00 RV91
Stars on face:  Y08
Lips: R35
Dress: R35 & G14
Eyes: B00
Baubles:  R35 and G14

Hair: E01, Y02 plus red and green glitter pens

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

Also there is still time to request the free stamp on the facebook group. 

If you join the group you can ask me to send you the free stamp and then if you make a project and put it into the November album before the end of the month I will then send you December's free stamp at the beginning of December. 

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

Alphabet challenge - S for stars
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/s-for-stars.html

Anything goes with Create with TLC element challenge 5
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no5.html

Aud Sentiments 168 - anything goes + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/168-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Brown Sugar 224 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-224-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmashttp://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Creatalicious challenges 103 - anything goes with optional use a sentiment
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-103-anything-goes-with.html

The Crafters Cafe 161 - Christmas comes early
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/161-christmas-comes-early.html

PDE Linky Party 146 - all cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ch-146-all-cards.html

Sunny Day Crafting 23 - anything  goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-23-always-anything-goes.html

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Art by Miran Facebook progressive freebie challenge

Each month Art by Miran gives a free digi stamp on the facebook group to join in the progressive freebie challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

If you make a project with the stamp you can request the next month's image free.  If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's digi at a reduced price, make a project for the challenge and then you can request next month's free.
I have used papers from Lozzy's Merry Christmas paper set and Christmas paper set.  Have layered the free Art by Miran stamp digi girl 319 Winter Alyssa onto the papers and coloured her with Copic markers.  Added purple twine.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Delicious Doodles November challenge - Non traditional Christmas
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/christmas-non-traditional-november.html

Pennys challenge 304 - Christmas
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-304.html

PDE Linky Party 147 - all cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ch-146-all-cards.html

The Crafters Cafe 161 - Christmas comes early
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/161-christmas-comes-early.html

Sunny Day Crafting 23 - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/sunny-day-23-always-anything-goes.html

Outlawz progressive freebie challenge

Each month a different designer kindly give us a free image to use in the Outlawz blog progressive freebie challenge.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-november-1-2016

This month Diane Carubia from Dis Digi stamps has given us the lovely digi stamp Micemas Post


I have punched hexagons from pattern paper from Christmas Basics 12x12 paper pad and layered onto green card.
Printed out the digi stamp Micemas Christmas and coloured it with Copic markers and layered on top.
Added sentiment cut from the Christmas Basics paper pad
Added Christmas ribbon and three star brads.

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

Allsorts 389 - feature a creature

Naughty or Nice challenge 33 - Don't pull your punches  (use punches)

Pinspirationa challenge 178 - picture inspiration (letters)

old letters....still have to find something to do with 730+ letters from…:

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - November card sketch

12 months of Christmas cards link up 23 - optional theme bingo - mid way post

Everyone who links up 2 or more Christmas cards will receive the free paper offered for this month at 12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
If you use the optional theme - bingo you will go in the draw to win one of the other prizes (see the challenge blog for details)

I have used the top line green, icicles, pattern paper, twine, sentiment


I have used the green paper from this month's set Yuletide textures


Green pattern paper from Lisa's Familiar Refrain paper set available here

Lisa's sentiment Christmas sharing available at Imagine That 

Precoloured Imagine That digi stamp Shopping Sandy
I didn't have any icicles so have added snowflakes from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Added red and green twine.

I hope you will go over to the 12 months of Christmas cards link up and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

There is also a design team call.  If you would like to join a group of lovely ladies see the details on the blog 


I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 167 - anything goes

Cardz 4 Galz 35 - A contemporay Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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

Imagine That Creative Playground challenge 10- Christmas is coming

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes

Love to Craft 4 - anything goes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Feeling Sketchy 157

Feeling Sketchy challenge 157
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Di's Digi stamps
http://www.disdigistamps.com/

I have used papers from Lozzy's mixed media paper set.
Sentiment from Create withTLC
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics
Four precoloured digis from Di's Digi stamps;
  Pennys Christmas star
  Hollys Christmas tree
  In time for Micemas
  The Magic of Christmas

This is the sketch

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Anything goes with Create with TLC element
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no5.html

Artistic Inspirations 167 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-167-and-dt-call.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-challenge-with-nikki-burnett.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/its-time-for-at-just-keep-on-creating-i.html

Pinspiational challenge 178 - inspiration photo is letters - one of the digis on my card is of mice posting letters
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/pinspirational-challenge-178.html

A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 32 - anything goes

Challenge 32 at A Bit More Time to Craft this fortnight is anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is
Ching Chou Kuik   https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/gjzcck
who gave us this lovely stamp to use

I can't see to colour small images so I printed the Ching Chou Kuik digi stamp Poppy Glamour large onto white card and coloured it with Copic Markers and glitter pen. I then scanned it and reduced it down and layered onto paper from Lozzy's lovely Anika paper set
Added extra poppies from Julia Spiri Watercolor Poppies flowers clip art
Added extra butterfly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Added sentiment which is the bible verse for this month's challenge at Scrapping Everyday miracles

I hope you will go over to A Bit More Time to Craft and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge to win some of Lozzy's lovely papers

Remember you can get some of her free papers under the Freebie Friday tab on the blog.

We also invite you to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/622948967842084/

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

Artistic Inspirations 167 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-167-and-dt-call.html

Aud Sentiments 168 - anything goes plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/168-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Brown Sugar challenge 224 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-224-anything-goes.html

Crafty Boots - things with wings
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/things-with-wings-challenge.html

Crafty Catz 346 - anything goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-346-anything-goes.html

PDE Linky party 146 - all cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ch-146-all-cards.html

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - scripture verse
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/november-challenges.html

Simply Papercraft 40 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-40.html

Southern Girls 148 - anything goes
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-148-anything-goes-team-trace.html

Word Art Wednesday 256-257 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-256-257.html

Monday, 14 November 2016

CD Sunday challenge - Sparkle and shine

CD Sunday challenge this fortnight is sparkle and shine
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/cd-sunday-sparkle-and-shine-chosen-by.html

I have used paper and precoloured digi stamp and snowflakes from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.
Added glitter and rhinestones

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

Christmas card challenges 48 - add glitter
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-48.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

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

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/its-time-for-at-just-keep-on-creating-i.html

Polkadoodles week 44 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/week-44-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html


Design team call at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up

There is a design team call at the 12 Months of Christmas cards link up.  If you would like to join a design team of lovely ladies and make a Christmas card every month during the year see the details on the blog
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/dt-callare-you-up-for-challenge.html



Digistamps4Joy is one of the sponsors for the 12 days of Christmas on the Markers!Papers!Digis! facebook group

Digistamps4Joy is one of the sponsors for the 12 days of Christmas on the Markers! Papers! Digis! facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarkersPapersDigis/

You can buy the Christmas stocking digi for $1 at the moment
at the shop

The theme for the challenge is add bling - the image is available till 16th November and challenge ends on 17th November


Layered the Christmas stocking digi stamp onto Lozzy's mixed media board
Coloured the stamp with Copic markers
Added Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL821 Hollyberry fairy
Added rhinestones

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

Artistic Inspirations 167 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 307 - colour coral a little or a lot

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything Christmas

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

PDE Linky party 146 - all cards

Sparkles Christmas challenge 70 - the holly and ivy (holly on stamp)

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything goes
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/anything-christmas-goes.html



Scrappers Delight Facebook Progressive challenge

Each fortnight Scrappers Delight gives a free image to join the facebook group progressive challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/
If you make a project and join the challenge you can request the next month's free image.
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this fortnight's digi at the special price of $1 here make a project for the challenge and then you can request next fortnight's free image.

I have used papers from Scrappers Delights Paper Set 1 (on special 25% off), Winter Magic Kit and Caboodle set (on special 60% off at the moment), Love and Friendship papers (on special 30% off)
Free Scrappers Delight digi stamp Christmas Hugs Awww Baby which I have coloured with Copic markers.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would also like to add my card to that challenge.

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

Artistic Inspirations 167 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 307 - colour coral a little or a lot

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything Christmas

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

Scrappers Delights blog challenge 61 - anything goes

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas card club - Reindeer

Lorraine has picked the theme for this fortnight at the Christmas Card club - Reindeer.
I have used a piece of lights paper from Daydream Designs Rudy Doody papers.
Precoloured image from Daydream Designs Rudy Doody Reindeer
Sentiment from Daydream Designs Rudy's sentiments.

If you would like to see the cards by the other members of the Christmas club later today their blogs are listed down the left side of my blog.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Allsorts 3898 - feature a creature
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/week-389-feature-creature.html

Aud Sentiments 168 - anything goes + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/168-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Cardz 4 galz 35 - a contemporary Christmas
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-35-contemporary-christmas.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

PDE Linky Party 146 - all cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ch-146-all-cards.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/anything-christmas-goes.html

Word Art Wednesday 256-257 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-256-257.html


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 70 - white on white

Challenge 70 this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is white on white
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed white card with Santa's sleigh embossing folder.
Stamped Christmas Wishes .

The above card doesn't show very well so I tried making another card.  This card didn't scan too well either so I tried darkening it.  That has given it a blue tinge but the card and the velum and the lace are all white.

Embossed white card with star border.  Stamped angel and sentiment with versamark onto velum.  Heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Attached velum to card with white star brads.  Added white lace.  

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

I would like to add these cards to the following:

Craft Rocket challenges 28 - white on white

Christmas cards all year round - Santa and/or elf (card 1)

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas





Fun Day Friday 164 - 3 colours, 2 embellishments, 1 technique

Challenge 164 at Fun Day Friday this week is use 3 colours, 2 embellishments and 1 technique.
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps who has given us lovely images to use
http://lbbstamps.com/

My three colours are:  Pink, yellow and different shades of purple.
Embellishments:  butterfly brad and punched flower
Technique: embossing


Embossed purple card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.
Printed Little Blue Button Digi Stamp Miss Lilly Fairy onto white card and coloured with markers and glitter pen.  Layered onto pink card and then onto the purple card.
Added butterfly brad and punched flower.
Layered all onto pink card

Hair - milled lavender distress marker 
Clips in hair Copic marker BV08
Dress - Copic markers BV000 and BV08
Skin - Copic markers E000 and E00
Wings - Copic markers BV000 and Y08 plus yellow glitter pen
Star - Copic Y08 plus yellow glitter pen

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting with Friends 31 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-31.html

Get Creative challenges 51 - anything goes
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/ch-51-ag-winners-from-ch-50.html

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/its-time-for-at-just-keep-on-creating-i.html

Simply Papercrafts 40 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-40.html


Friday, 11 November 2016

Not Just cards challenge 38 - anything goes

Not Just Cards (cards also welcome) challenge 38 - anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is Art Stamps by Morgan Fitzimmons
http://faeentertainment.ecrater.com/c/1952423/art-stamps-by-morgan-fitzsimons

I have embossed dark pink card with Cuttlebug daisies embossing folder.
printed Morgan's digi stamp Kitten Queen onto white card, coloured with Copic markers and cut out and layered onto pink card.  Added white paper lace.  Layered all onto light pink card.

I hope you will go over to Not Just Cards and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting with an attitude 21 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-21.html

Create and Makes 5 - anything goes / optional use ribbon or lace
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/

Just keep on Creating - anything goes
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/its-time-for-at-just-keep-on-creating-i.html

Love to Craft 4 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/ltccb-4-november-anything-goes.html

Morgans Art World challenge 23 - use item form your stash (I have had the paper lace for years)
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/challenge-23-use-item-from-your-stash.html


Creative Fingers challenge 120 - anything goes

Creative fingers challenge 120 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsors this fortnight are
Art by Miran  https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran
and
Scrappers Delight http://scrappersdelights.com/store/


I have layered paper from Christmas Basics 12x12 paper pad onto green card.  Printed Scrappers Delight precoloured digi stamp Alina, cut her out and layered on top.  Stamped Happy Christmas and punched out with scalloped square punch and layered on top.  Added punched holly leaves and rhinestones.

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:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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

Just Keep on Creating - anything goes

Love to Craft challenge 4 - anything goes

Sparkles Christmas challenge 70 - holly and ivy