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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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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Digital Scrapbooking Studio beach ball challenge 4

Digital Scrapbooking Studio had scrap and chat on the four Saturdays in June.  I managed to download the links for the last three and managed to join the chat on the last one.
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/community/topic/17992-beach-ball-scrap-n-chat-june-24-with-ben/

I did two layouts for the last challenge

I used the papers and elements and the prompts from the last week.   I didn't add any photos for the first layout.  For the second layout I used a photo of my second grand daughter.  Her birthday surprise for her 18th birthday was a weekend trip to Queensland and a Rhino encounter at Australia Zoo and a day as a seal trainer at Underwater World Sea Life, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

I would like to add this layout to the following:

Always Fun challenge 12 - fun at the beach
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-12.html

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

Make My Monday 49 - summer brights
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-49-summer-brights.html



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Christmas card club - white Christmas

I am a couple days late adding my card for the Christmas Card club.
It was Lorraine's turn this fortnight and she chose white Christmas.
I thought of snow, which we don't have at Christmas here in Australia as it is summer at Christmas time and is usually hot.

I have used paper, sentiment and precoloured digi stamps from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.  Added teddy bear from Imagine That Candy cane Teddy set.

If you would like to see the cards by the other members of the Christmas card club their names 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 - anything Christmas/
optional theme add a bear
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/chnc-challenge-339.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/

Polkadoodles challenge week 24 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/week-24-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-anything-christmas.html


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Digistamps4Joy new release

Today is New Release day at Digistamps4Joy


 I have layered the new Digistamps4Joy digital stamp JL860 Bubblehead onto three papers from Pininkie Soap bubbles paper set and coloured with markers and glitter pens.
Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

If you go over to the blog you can see some lovely work by the design team with some of the new images.
 Don't forget to join the challenge on the blog
and we also invite you to join the facebook group


I followed sketch No 122 at The Sketchy challenges so I would like to add my card to that sketch


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

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element No 11
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no11.html

CCC Digi creations 75 - Inspired by song/nursery rhyme (I'm forever blowing bubbles)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-75-inspired-by-songnursery.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html



Saturday, 24 June 2017

Gecko Galz Inspiration challenge and challenge reminder

My Inspiration post for Gecko Galz

and reminder to join the June challenge - Under the big top


I have made two very simple cards.
I have used papers from Gecko Galz Life is a circus paper set 
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz Clowning Around Domino sheet
Sentiments from Gingers House blog 

We also invite you to join the facebook group challenges

If you sign up for the newsletter on the side bar of the blog you can request the free collage sheet each month

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work every few days by the design team and to also pick up the free digi stamp.  This year the free stamp will only be on the Gecko Galz blog and not on our personal blogs.

I would like to add these cards to the following

A Perfect time to Craft 6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/1st-june-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Crafting by Designs June - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/june-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the heart 164 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-164.html

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

Love to Craft 11 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ltccb-11-june-anything-goes.html


Creative Fingers 133 - anything goes

Creative Fingers Challenge 133 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and one of our sponsors this month is Rebecca Sinz - Elevenstar art
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ElvenstarArt?ref=l2-shop-info-name
who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.

I have printed Elevenstar digi stamp Black Hellebore onto white card and coloured with markers.
Layered onto paper from We are 3 Watercolor leaves collection
Added two papers from We are 3 Romantic garden and sentiment from We are 3  Special Wishes Sentiments set

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:

Addicted to Stamps - flowers
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-150.html

Crafting by Designs June monthly challenge - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/june-anything-goes.html

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

Everybody Art 405 - Happy birthday
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/405.html

Lil patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/summer-is-here-with-sasayaki-glitter.html

Friday, 23 June 2017

Alicia Bel facebook group challenge

I have some Alicia Bel digi stamps but yesterday I bought a new one to join in the Alicia Bel facebook group challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/

I have used Alicia Bel digi stamp Faery of Creations which I coloured with markers.
Paper from We are 3 Watercolor paper collection
Easel, paint and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Aud Sentiments 182 - bingo + a sentiment (I used pattern paper, digi, favourite colour - purple
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/182-bingo-sentiment-dt-call.html

Crafting with an attitude 28 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-28.html

Crafty Girls Creations 37 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-37.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Sweet Stampin challenge - creations for children
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/creations-for-children.html


Dragons Lair Facebook freebie challenge

Each month Dragons Lair gives a free digi stamp to use in the facebook group challenge.  If you make a project for the month you can request the next month's free image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

I have printed the free Dragon's Lair digi stamp and coloured with chalks and markers. Added precoloured fairies, flowers, grass  and butterflies from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set.

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

Crafting with an attitude 28 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-28.html

Crafty Girls Creations 37 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-37.html

Creative Craft Cottage 90 - no pattern paper
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-90-no-patterned-paper.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Scrappers Delight 67 - anything goes
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-blog-67-winners.html

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Digital Scrapbooking Studio Beach ball Scrap-n-chat.

Each Saturday in June Digital Scrapbooking Studio is having a scrap chat in the community.    I missed the chat but was able to download the papers and elements from 10 June to make my layout.
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/community/topic/17966-beach-ball-scrap-n-chat-june-10/

I couldn't find any beach photos to add so have used the dolphin as the main subject.

The next scrap-n-chat is on 24 June 10.00 to 11.00 EST

I would also like to add this to the following:

C.R.A.F.T. 421 - Animals
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-421-22nd-of-june-animals.html

Crafting by Designs - all kinds of animals from the barn to the sea
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/animals.html

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

Cute Card Thursday 483 - seaside/beach
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-483-seasidebeach.html

Paper Craft Happy No 1 - anything goes with the option of summer
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-1-anything-goes-option-summer-love/



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 115

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 115
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique
http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/


I layered Digi Stamp Boutique digital stamp Hoop Rosie from Funtime Rosie digital stamp set onto green oval and coloured her with markers.
Layered onto three papers from We are 3 Garden Dance paper collection
Added flowers from Julia Spiri Cherry Blossoms Watercolor flowers clip art
Typed sentiment.

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

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect time to Craft - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/1st-june-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Addicted to Stamps 150 - flowers
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-150.html

Classic Design Team open challenge 15 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/1st-june-2017-classic-design-team-open.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Papercraft Happy 1 - anything goes with option of summer
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-1-anything-goes-option-summer-love/

Sweet Stampin - Creations for children
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/creations-for-children.html


Mari Digis challenge - anything with a Mari Digis stamp

Mari Digis challenge - anything with a Mari Digis stamp
http://maridigischallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/desafio-25-anything-goes-with-mari.html

I have made a journal page


I have painted white card with Metallic Vintage Rose Acrylic Paint.
Added paper from We are 3 Hearts in Love paper collection, sentiment from We are 3 digital sentiments Happy Heart
Painted heart stencil with moulding paste.   When dry drew around hearts with pink pen.
Printed Mari Digi stamp Be Happy onto white card. coloured with markers and glitter pens, cut out and layered on top of paper.
Added paper lace and punched hearts.
Layered all onto journal page.

I would also like to add this journal page to the following:

A Inky Mess 11 - anything mixed media
http://ainkymess.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-11.html

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/new-challenge-for-june.html

Country View - hearts
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-2017-hearts.html

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

Daisy Chain 9 - monochrome
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-9-monochrome.html

Eclectic Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Love to Create 12 - anything creative/mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-12-anything-creativemixed.html

Mixed Media World 26 - anything mixed media
http://mixedmediaworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/mmw26-anything-mixed-media-goes.html

Mix it up challenge 2 - anything goes plus stamping
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/miucb-2-anything-goes-stamping.html

Paper Craft Happy 1 - anything goes with option summer
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-1-anything-goes-option-summer-love/


Gerda Steiner June challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner gives a free digi stamp to join in the challenge
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/junes-challengen-hey-friend-turtle

If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image Hello Friend Turtle and join the challenge and then you will receive next month's free.


I have layered Hello Friend Turtle onto papers from We are 3 Back to Basics collection and Best of Autumn collection and coloured turtle and butterfly with makers and glitter pen.
Added sentiment butterflies sentiment that comes with Miss Daisy digi Stamp Becca's butterfly or you can buy the sentiments separately Butterfly sayings
Added butterfly overlay from We are 3 Dreamy Creamy collection
Added flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Crafting from the Heart 164 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-164.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-is-full-of-sparkle-and-sprinkle.html

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

Creative Ladybirds Creations 27 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-27.html

Cutie Pie 112 - all creatures great and small
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-no-112-all-creatures-great.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Paper Crafty Happy 1 - anything goes with the option of summer
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-1-anything-goes-option-summer-love/

Sweet Stampin - creations for children
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/creations-for-children.html

Word Art Wednesday 286-287 anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-286-287-anything-goes.html


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 83 - Sentiment main focus

Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 83 - Sentiment main focus
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Sentiment is from We are 3 Smiles Sentiments set

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 this card to the following:

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

Eclectic Ellapu - a touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Paper Craft Happy challenge 1 - anything goes with option of summer
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-1-anything-goes-option-summer-love/

The Cutie Pie challenge 112 - all creatures great and small
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-no-112-all-creatures-great.html

Word Art Wednesday 286-287 - Anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
 http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-286-287-anything-goes.html

Friday, 16 June 2017

Fun Day Friday 193 - anything goes with the twist use the sketch provided

Fun Day Friday 193 - anything goes with the twist use the sketch provided
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Oddball Art Stamps who has given us some digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo


I have layered Oddball digi stamp Alice the Artist image 381 by Lizzy Love onto paper from We are 3 Watercolor paper collection.  Added triangles, stars, sentiment and paint splashes.  Coloured the digi with markers.

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

This is the sketch
I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 246 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-246-anything-goes.html

Crafting with friends 45 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-45.html

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

Create and Makes 12 - anything goes/optional use yellow (I have some yellow on my card)
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-12-anything-goesoptional-use.html

Oddball Art Blog challenge - Spread your wings / anything goes
Oddball Art Facebook group challenge - anything goes with an Oddball stamp
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/


12 months of Christmas cards link up No 30 - midway reminder post

12 Months of Christmas cards link up No 30 midway post - optional theme Fur, Fluff, Feathers or Fins.
and our sponsor this month is Imagine That
who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.

and Lisa who has given us the papers to use.

I have used precoloured image and sentiment from Imagine That Christmas Sled
set.  Christmas tree, bells and extra gift are from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Papers are from Lisa's A Touch of Frost Animal Tracks and Gifts Galore paper sets

   
Everyone who links up at least two cards will receive one paper from the Animal Tracks set and one person will win the whole set.

If you make a card to the theme and put FT after your name you will go in the draw to win the sponsor's prize.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

A Snowflakes Promise 41 - anything goes
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-41.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/

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 8 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-8-always-anything-christmas.html


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Feeling Sketchy 171

Feeling Sketchy 171
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this fortnight is Digistamps4Joy who has given us lovely digi stamps to use

I have used Digistamps4Joy digi stamp JA7 Daylily corner - I coloured the stamp with markers.
Paper from We are 3 watercolor leaves collection (doesn't show up in scan)
Frame from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Extra flowers from Julia Spiri Anemone clip art
Ribbons from Scrap Graphics.
Typed sentiment.

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

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

Eclectic Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

The Corrosive Challenge 6 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-6-june-anything-goes_7.html

{PIN}spirational challenge - inspiration photo (I have used the flowers as inspiration)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/pinspirational-challenge-192.html


A Bit More Time to Craft 46 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 46 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

and our extra sponsor this challenge is Ching-Chou Kuik
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcck
who gave us some lovely digi stamps to use


I have layered Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Misty eyes onto paper from Lozzy's Anika paper set and coloured the digi with markers and glitter pens.
Stamped Happy Birthday and added flowers.

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.

Depending on the number of entries 3 or 5 entries will win 3 paper sets from the Paper pick tab and one lucky winner will receive 2 stamps from Ching-Chou Kuik.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to stamps and more 246 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-246-anything-goes.html

Ching-Chou Kuik June challenge - butterflies
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

Crafting by Designs - things with wings
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/things-with-wings.html

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

Eclecti Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Everybody Art 405 - Happy birthday
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/405.html

The Sisterhood of crafters - use your imagination
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/use-your-imagination.html

The Sketchy challenges 121

The Sketchy challenges No 121
http://thesketchychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-sketchy-challenges-121-team-sketch.html#.WUHi7JJ97X4

I printed the Stamping Boutique digital stamp max onto white card and coloured him with markers. (Because of my sore eyes I can't see to colour small images so I then scanned it and reduced it down to fit onto my card.) Layered onto three papers from Imagine That Lacey's bell kit.  Sentiment from Imagine That Jammin Janey set.  Added stars.

This is the sketch


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

Always fun 10 - for a male or Dad
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-10.html

Crafty Cardmakers 190 - for a special man/boy
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/190-for-special-manboy-or-fathers-day.html

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

Create and Makes 12 - anything goes/optional twist use yellow
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-12-anything-goesoptional-use.html

Love to Scrap 98 - boyz rule
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ltscb-98-boyz-rule.html

Tuesday Throwdown 347 - for the men
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/tuesday-throwdown-347-challenge-for-men.html

Unicorn 22 - for the guys
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-22-for-guys.html


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mustard seed Faith challenge - sparrows Matthew 6:25-34

Mustard Seed Faith challenge - sparrows:  Matthew 6:25-34
http://mustardseedfaithchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/new-challengesparrows-matthew-625-34.html

I have made a journal page

I have used paper from We are 3 bird songs paper collection
Extra birds, butterflies and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking studio.

I copied the words of the song from the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge blog. 


I would also like to add my journal page to the following:

Crafting by Designs June - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/june-anything-goes.html

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

Eclectic Ellapu - a touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Glitter n sparkle 243 - bright colours
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-243.html

The Corrosive challenge 6 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-6-june-anything-goes_7.html

Word Art Wednesday 286-287 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-286-287-anything-goes.html


Another card with Bonnie's new We are 3 papers

Another card with the new digital papers that have been released by Bonnie at We are 3
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Weare3

Mermaid Love (4 papers and 2 sentiments) and  Exotic Seaside (8 papers)

I have used two papers one for each set.
Sentiment from Miss Daisy Mermaid Sayings.  Mermaids from Imagine that Mermaid Swimming set and Mermaid on Rock
Seaweed and star fish from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio

You can buy the Miss Daisy stamps at the Stamping Studio

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group


I would like to add this card to the following:

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

Creative Ladybirds 27 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-27.html

Eclectic Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Naughty or Nice 40 - anything goes
http://naughtyornicechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/naughty-or-nice-challenge-40-anything.html

Word Art Wednesday 286-287 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-286-287-anything-goes.html



Monday, 12 June 2017

New we are 3 papers

More new digital papers have been released by Bonnie at We are 3
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Weare3

Mermaid Love (4 papers and 2 sentiments) and  Exotic Seaside (8 papers)

I have used 2 papers - 1 from each set.
Miss Daisy digi stamp mermaid pearl and sentiment from the set that came with the digi stamp.
I have coloured the mermaid with markers and gel pens.

You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio

You can buy the Miss Daisy stamps at the Stamping Studio

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group


I would like to add this card to the following:

Aud Sentiments 181 - summer + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/181-summer-sentiment.html

Classic Design team open challenge 15 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/1st-june-2017-classic-design-team-open.html

Crafting with Friends 45 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-45.html

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

Everybody Art challenge 404 - anything goes
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/404.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

Love to Craft 11 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ltccb-11-june-anything-goes.html

Paper Crafty Happy challenge 1 - anything goes with the option of summer
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-1-anything-goes-option-summer-love/#more-445

Simply Create too 128 - summer fun
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ch-128-summer-fun-winners-from-ch-127.html

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Not Just Cards June challenge - summer

Not Just Cards (cards also welcome) June challenge - summer
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up stamps who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps

Embossed red card with Cuttlebug daisies.
Printed All Dressed Up stamp Strawberry Patch into circle from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, coloured with markerss and glitter pen, cut out and layered on top of red card.
Added flower ribbon.
Layered all onto green 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:

All Dressed Up 69 - anything goes with an All Dressed Up stamp
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/may-challenge-69-winners-67.html

Crafty Creations343 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/343-anything-goes.html

Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goeshttp://craftysentiments.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/anything-goes-and-new-release.html

Cuttlebug Mania - frame it
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/frame-it.html

Everybody Art 404 - anything goes
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/404.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

Christmas Card Club - anything goes

It was Sylvia's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card club this fortnight and she picked anything goes
I have used papers from Imagine That Christmas snowflakes paper set and Merry and Bright paper set (changed colours to purple)
Precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Angel Harpist set and precoloured ornaments from Elegant Ornaments set.

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

I followed sketch 121 at The Sketchy Challenges blog so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://thesketchychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-sketchy-challenges-121-team-sketch.html#.WTo7vJJ97X4


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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge - anything Christmas optional non-traditional Christmas colours
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/chnc-challenge-337.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/

Daisy Chain 9 - monochrome
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-9-monochrome.html

Eclecti Ellapu - a tough of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Imagine That Creative Link Up for June - anything goes
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/creative-link-up-for-june-anything.html
Everyone who links up using an Imagine That digi stamp will receive the free set for June.

Sparkles Christmas challenge 77 - non traditional colours
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-77-non-traditonal-colours.html

Scrappers Delight Facebook progressive freebie challenge

Each month Scrappers Delight gives a free digi stamp to join the Facebook group progressive freebie challenge.  If you make a project using that stamp or any other Scrappers Delight image you can request the next month's free digi stamp.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

This month's lovely free digi is Lady Constance.  (I didn't have to request her as I have had her for some time).   You can also buy her at the moment for 1/2 price.
I have layered her onto Steampunk paper from Bearly Mine Designs and added Steam Punk clip art from Julia Spiri.  Coloured the digi with markers and gel pens.

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

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

Electic Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html




Cute as a button New Release

It is new release day at Cute as a Button and special discount .  Use code FLASH50 - June 10-14
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/


I have made two cards with one of the new release digi stamps.



The first card is a clean and simple card just colouring the new digi stamp fire flies with markers and glitter pens.

As my eyes are too bad to colour small images, I then scanned the first card and reduced the coloured image to add to another card.
Used sentiment from Create with TLC.
Paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ and see the lovely work by the design team with the new images and also join in the June challenge.

You are also invited to join the facebook group


Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element No 11 (sentiment on card 2)
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no11.html

Crafty Creations 343 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/343-anything-goes.html

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

Eclectic Ellapu - use a touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

Pause Dream Enjoy 176 - cards (optional 1 layer)http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ch-176-cards-optional-one-layer.html

Penny's Paper Crafty challenge 332 - quick and easy
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-332.html


Friday, 9 June 2017

Creative Fingers challenge 132 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 132 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Wink Wink Ink who has given us some digi stamps to use.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/WinkWinkInk

I have made a very simple card.

I have embossed dark blue card with Cuttlebug divine swirls embossing folder.
Printed the precoloured Fiona cute goldfish three times, cut out and layered on top.  Added punched dolphins.  Added rhinestones (supposed to be bubbles)
Layered all onto light blue card.

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 my card to the following:

Crafty Sentiment Designs - anything goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/anything-goes-and-new-release.html

Create and Makes 12 - anything goes/optional use yellow
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-12-anything-goesoptional-use.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

Penny's Paper Crafty 332 - quick and easy
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-332.html


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge 114

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge 114
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Little Claire Designs who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
http://www.mylcdesigns.co.uk/


Printed digi stamp Tulip Bunny into circle, cut out, coloured with markers and chalks and layered onto three papers from We are 3 Watercolour Batik paper.  Added ribbon and flower brads.  Layered all onto pink card.

I hope you will go over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

This is the sketch

I would like to add this card to the following:

A Perfect time to Craft - anything goes
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/1st-june-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Artistic Inspirations 180 - Anything goes/flowers theme optional (bunny is carrying flowers)
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-180.html

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

Eclectic Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/summer-is-here-with-sasayaki-glitter.html

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Cute as a Button Inspiration Post

It is my turn to do an inspiration post for Cute as A Button
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I have done a double journal page


Covered pages with Gesso.
Painted blue, green and pink acrylic paints over pages.
Sprayed with different coloured Dylusion Sprays.
Sponged with distress inks.
Painted over different stencils with moulding paste on left side.
Added jigsaw pieces to right side.
Added I am special and photos of my youngest grand daughter to left side.
Added precoloured Cute as a Button Digi stamp XBox game precoloured to right side.
Typed sentiment, cut out and pasted onto right side.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and join in the June challenge

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 


Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 June and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.

I would like to add my journal page to the following:

A Inky Mess 11 - anything mixed media
http://ainkymess.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-11.html

Altered Eclectics June challenge - altered art or mixed media
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/new-challenge-for-june.html

Eclectic Ellapu - touch of pink and/or purple
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-here-for-eclectic-ellapu.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 59 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-59-winners-from-challenge-58.html

Love to Create 11 - anything creative/mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/challenge-11-anything-creativemixed.html

Rhedds Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-at-rhedds.html