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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, 31 January 2019

Elisabeth Bell Facebook challenge 7 - Cherry Blossom

Elisabeth Bell Facebook challenge 7 using free digi stamp Cherry Blossom
https://www.facebook.com/ElisabethBellDesigns/

If you sign up for the Elisabeth Bell newsletter you will receive a free digi stamp with each newsletter.

The free image on the last newsletter was Cherry Blossom and Elisabeth challenged us to make a card using her and as many of the following

Flowers
Sunny Skies
Birds
Butterflies
Bees
Daisy chain
Rainbow.

I have used the first 5 on my card.


I printed Elisabeth Bell digi stamp Cherry Blossom onto white card.  Added precoloured butterflies, flowers, bird and bees.  Printed and coloured digi stamp with markers and background with chalks and markers.

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

Crafty Creations 383 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-383-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 98 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-98.html

Love to Craft 30 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltccb-30-january-anything-goes.html

Unicorn 39 - Things with wings
https://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-39-things-with-wings.html

World Wide Open Design Team #01 - anything goes
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge_15.html


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Gecko Galz Inspiration post

It is my turn to post today to the Gecko Galz blog
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/





Card 1:  I used the free coloured digi stamp that was given away on 2 January on the Gecko Galz blog   http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2019/01/beautiful-love-stories-withcathy-norton.html
I layered it onto paper from Gecko Galz Courtly Love paper set
Added coloured elements from E-Scape and Scrap
Sentiment from We are 3 Little Things sentiment set

Card 2:  I used paper from Gecko Galz Love Potion No 9 digital kit
Coloured picture, Sentiment card and heart from the same kit
Extra roses from E-Scape and Scrap

I hope you will go over every few days and see the lovely work by the design team and download the free stamps.

A new challenge starts on 1 February - I hope you will join in.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafting with friends 78 - anything goes
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-78.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge 59 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-anything-goes-challenge-59.html

Crafty Calendar - make it flowery - was just too late to enter my card
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-2019-crafty-calendar-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Moments 161 - anything goes
https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-161.html

Dragonfly Journeys 133 - I heart you (anything with hearts/love)
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-no-133-i-heart-you.html

QKR Stampede 332 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-332-anything-goes.html

Monday, 28 January 2019

LeAnn's World 101 Facebook progressive challenge 18

LeAnn kindly gives us a free digi to join the Facebook group progressive freebie challenge 18
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656/


I coloured white card with paints and chalks and added washi tape.
Printed LeAnn's World digi stamp Beatle Bug,  coloured with markers and layered onto background
Layered all onto purple card.

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

613 Avenue Create 217 - anything goes optional twist water colouring
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-217-anything-goes-optional.html

Alphabet challenge - V is for vehicle
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/v-is-for-vehicle.html

Crafting with Friends 789 - anything goes
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-78.html

Love to Scrap 117 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltscb-117-anything-goes.html

Penny's challenge 414 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/pennys-challenge-414.html

QKR Stampede 332 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-332-anything-goes.html




Sunday, 27 January 2019

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - Roses are Red

The song/rhyme for Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes this fortnight is Roses are Red
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-january-27-2019

Roses are red, my love
violets are blue
Sugar is sweet, my love
But not as sweet as you


I have used papers from We are 3 Roses are Red paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set
Coloured image and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Maria of Spain Page Kit by ADB Designs

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

I used the sketch from 9 January from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, but the challenge will be finished before this is posted.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafting by Designs - layer it up
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2019/01/layer-it-up.html

Crafting with friends 78 - anything goes
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-78.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge 59 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-anything-goes-challenge-59.html

Crafty Calendar - make it flowery
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-2019-crafty-calendar-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Moments 161 - anything goes
https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-161.html

QKR Stampede 332 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-332-anything-goes.html

Rainbow card challenge - red romance
http://rainbowcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-1-red-romance.html

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 422 - no sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 422 - no sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used papers from We are 3 Vintage Christmas paper collection
We are 3 coloured printables Vintage Wreaths

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

ABC Christmas - A is for anything
 B is for berries
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Crimbo Crackers 176 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 5 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-5.html

Fab n funky 424 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/424-creating-for-christmas.html


Friday, 25 January 2019

Colour Crazy challenge - anything hand coloured

Colour Crazy challenge - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor for this challenge is Lemon Shortbread who gave us lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread


I have used papers from We are 3 April Showers paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Spring Sentiment set
Lemon Shortbread digi stamp Rainy Days Girl with umbrella which I have coloujred with chalks, markers and gel pen.

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafty Creations 383 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-383-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Lemon Shortbread challenge 85 - anything goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-85-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 98 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-98.html

Love to Craft 30 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltccb-30-january-anything-goes.html

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 414 - anything goes
https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/pennys-challenge-414.html

World Wide Open Design Team challenge #01 - anything goes
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge_15.html

Creative Fingers 156 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 156 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this challenge is Morgan's Artworld who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163615714504851/


I have printed the Morgan's Art World flower stamp onto white card, cut out and coloured with Prismacolor pencils and chalk.
Sentiment is from We are 3 Harvest Sentiment set.
Layered onto red card which I embossed with Cuttlebug roses.

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 my card to the following:

Colors with Pencils - everything is allowed colored with pencils.
http://kleurenmetpotloden.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-januari-alles-mag.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge 59 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-anything-goes-challenge-59.html

Crafty Calendar -make it flowery
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-2019-crafty-calendar-challenge.html

Creative Moments 161 - anything goes
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-161.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 98 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-98.html

Love to Scrap 117 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltscb-117-anything-goes.html

Mix it up 21 - anything goes optional twist sentiment as main focus
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/miucb-21-anything-goes-sentiment-as.html

The Rainbow Card Challenge No 1 - Red romancehttp://rainbowcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-1-red-romance.html

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Christmas Card Club - cute

It was Sylvia's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and she picked Cute


I have used 3 papers from We are 3 Holly Berries paper collection.
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas sentiment set
Berries from We are 3 precoloured Holly Leaf with berry
Polkadoodles precoloured digi stamp Delivering presents from Winnie Heavenly Angel colour bundle

If you would like to see the cards by the other members of the Christmas Club their names are listed down the side of my blog.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with the twist change the main focal point and sentiment to a rectangle
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-2019-and-were-back-with-twist.html


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

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes and B is for berries
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Crimbo Crackers 176 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 4 - anything cute Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-4.html

Polkadoodles Wk 2 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2019/01/wk-2-winter.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes/optional theme anything frosty
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html

World Wide Open Design Team challenge #01 - anything goes
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge_15.html

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 421 - use a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 421 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used paper and coloured images from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Infant Holy, Infant Lowly by Zesty Designs.
Sentiment from We are 3 Seasonal wishes

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 my card to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 234 - anything goes
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-234.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Crimbo Crackers 176 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1892 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/pip-challenge-1902.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge

Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-januay-2019

Each month a different artist gives a free digi stamp to use in the challenge.

This month we have received an image from Andrea from Sheepski Designs  "Bear Love"
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu&fbclid=IwAR3xXfvOQtTi41erCYnsb0RGq1dnovNBHSqPfFWVoGLwVb6wPWpcKywW21k

I have layered SheepSki Designs Bear Love onto We are 3 paper from Howdy paper collection.
Added faux stitching
Coloured image with chalks and markers.

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

Alphabet challenge - U is for use some stitching real or faux
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/u-is-for-use-some-stitching-real-or-faux.html

Crafty Creations 382 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-382-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Knockouts 281 - in stitches (real or faux)
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2019/01/281-in-stitches-crafty-sentiments.html

Fab n Funky 423 - for a child
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/423-for-child.html

Mix it Up 21 - anything goes + sentiment as main focus
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/miucb-21-anything-goes-sentiment-as.html

Moving along with the times - have a heart
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2019/01/89-have-heart-donna.html

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

12 months Christmas linkup- anything Christmas - optional twist anything but rectangle - mid way posdt

12 months Christmas linkup- anything Christmas - optional twist anything but rectangle - mid way post
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/

Our extra sponsor this month is Sheepski Designs who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns

I have made a square easel card using two of the papers from this month's paper set Candy Cane Flavours.
I have coloured Sheep Ski digi stamp Ice Queen with chalks, markers and glitter gel pens.
Added Happy Christmas and punched snowflakes.

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

Everyone who adds two cards will receive one paper from the Candy Cane Flavours set.  (Don't forget to go to the blog and vote on your favourite paper in the set)
Everyone who joins in will go into the draw to win the Sheepski prize.
Everyone who follows the optional twist will go into the draw to win the full paper set.



I would like to add my card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 4 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-4.html

Little Patch of Crafty Friends 97 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-97.html

Love to Scrap 117 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltscb-117-anything-goes.html

Merry Little Christmas 6 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/miucb-6-january-anything-christmas-goes.html

SheepSki Designs 22 - new/old (new stamp)
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-22-new-old.html

Southern Girls challenge - anything goes
https://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/anything-goes-with-team-lou.html

Three Amigos Blog Hop challenge 22 - shaped cards
https://threeamigosbloghopchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/three-amigos-blog-hop-challenge-22.html


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft 84 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 84 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/

I have used 4 papers from Lozzy's Regal paper collection
Whoopsi Daisy precoloured digi stamp from Collection 9
Sentiment from We are 3 Special Birthday sentiment set

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 my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge blog - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Crafting from the Heart 234 - anything goes
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-234.html

Crafty Catz 444 - anything goes with optional twist birhday
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/crafty-catz-444-anything-goes-with.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Dream Valley 193 - anything goes
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-193-anything-goes.html



Feeling Sketchy 209

Feeling Sketchy 209
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/

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


I have used paper from We are 3 Vintage bird paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Birthday Wishes sentiment set
All Dressed up digital stamp Looking Good which I have coloured with chalks and markers.
Leaves and flowers from E-Scape and Scrap All about pink and blue

I hope you will go over 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:

CCC Digi Creations 99 - Happy birthday
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-99-happy-birthday.html

Classic Design Team Open challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/classic-dt-open-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Calendar challenge - make it flowery
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-2019-crafty-calendar-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 97 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-97.html

Love to Craft 30 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltccb-30-january-anything-goes.html

The Card Concept 106 - Pink Partyhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-card-concept-106-pink-party.html



Outlawz new challenge Crash your Stash - use eyelets

A new challenge is starting at Outlawz - Crash your stash and for the first challenge you need to use eyelets.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/crash-your-stash-january-2019

I am excited to be guest designer for this challenge.

Prize for the challenge is from We are 3

I have used paper from We are 3 Snowman paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Snow Days sentiment set
We are 3 digital printable Snowman Wonderland
Added eyelets and blue ribbon.

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 my card to the following:

Aloha Friday challenge 134 - Winter Blues
http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/134-winter-blues.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Knockouts 280 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2019/01/280-anything-goes-imagine-that-digistamp.html

Get Creative challenge 76 - anything goes (entry 2)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/first-challenge-of-new-year-ch-76-agno.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes optional theme anything frosty
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html

Winter Wonderland Christmas blog challenge  - Its Snowtime
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-snowtime.html


Sunday, 13 January 2019

The Paper Shelter challenge 365- New Beginnings

The Paper Shelter challenge 365 - New Beginnings
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-365-new-beginnings.html

I have used The Paper Shelter coloured digi stamp Happy Meow Year
Sentiment from We are 3 New Year sentiment set
Paper from My Memories Happy New Year
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics
clock brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio New Years Night

I followed sketch 546 at Sketch Saturday so I would also like to add my card to that challenge
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2019/01/week-546-with-bugaboo-stamps.html


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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 22 - anything goes with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-22-sponsored-by-bugaboo-stamps.html

Cardz 4 Galz 87 - New Year, New Stash (New year card with new stamp)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-87-new-year-new-stash.html

Creatalicious 154 - anything goes optional something new
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-154-anything-goes-with.html

Show us your pussy cats challenge 38  - Furrything goes/Meuw year
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2019/01/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-38.html

The Crafty Addicts 56 - anything goes/optional theme its a Purrfect day
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-56.html

Watercooler Wednesday 203 - all about occasions
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/wwc203-karens-all-about-occasions.html

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Ring-a-ring o' roses

Outlawz challenges are changing this year from weekly to fortnightly so you will have two weeks to make your project.
The song for Sunday Songs and Rhymes this fortnight is Ring-a-ring o'roses
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-for-the-week-january-13-to-january-26th-2019
(no longer clean and simple - you can use anything that fits the song)

I have used paper and coloured elements from E-Scape and Scrap A Flower for you
Ribbons from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and Scrap Graphics.
Sentiment from We are 3 Smiles sentiment set

I followed Sketch 295 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/sketch-298.html


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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Sketchy Girls 31 - everything is allowed
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-31.html

Get Creative challenges 76 - anything goes (1st entry)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/first-challenge-of-new-year-ch-76-agno.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goeshttp://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/01/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-week-8th.html

Word Art Wednesday 368-369 -anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2019/01/anything-goes-weeks-368-369.html


Saturday, 12 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 420 - Feature a creature

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 420 - Feature a creature
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used paper from We are 3 Woodland Christmas paper collection.
We are 3 Coloured printable from Woodland Hearts set (there are 4 in the set)

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.
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I followed the sketch on challenge 389 at Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-389-ends-jan-13th.html


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

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 22 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-22-sponsored-by-bugaboo-stamps.html

Crimbo Crackers 175 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-175-anything-goes.html

Just a Dotty Pudding - Rudolph and friends
http://dottypuddingdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/01/happy-new-year.html





Digi Doodle Studios facebook group January challenge - anything goes

Digi Doodle Studios facebook group January challenge - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/digidoodlestudios/


I have used paper from We are 3 Hearts in Love paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Birthday wishes sentiment set
Digi Doodles digi stamp Lena's Teddy Bear which I have coloured with chalks and Prismacolor pencils.
Added faux stitching

I would like to add my card to the following:

Alphabet Challenge blog - U is for use some stitches real or faux
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/u-is-for-use-some-stitching-real-or-faux.html

Crafty Catz 444 - anything goes with optional twist birthday
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/crafty-catz-444-anything-goes-with.html

Creative Knockouts 280 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2019/01/280-anything-goes-imagine-that-digistamp.html

Creative Sketchy girls 31 - everything is allowed
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-31.html

Digi Doodles Studios challenge 12 - happy anything
https://digidoodlestudioschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-12-happy-anything.html

Kleuren met Potloden - everything is allowed coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotloden.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-januari-alles-mag.html

Watercooler Wednesday 203 - all about occasions
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/wwc203-karens-all-about-occasions.html






Friday, 11 January 2019

Not Just Cards - anything goes

Not Just Cards (cards also welcome) - anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/

I have made a scrapbook page using papers and coloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and My Memories.

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





Colour Crazy challenge - anything hand coloured

Colour Crazy - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

and the sponsor this week is Ching-Chou Kuik who has given some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcck


It wasn't my turn this week but I love Ching-Chou Kuik stamps so I wanted to join in.

I have used papers from We are 3 Vintage Bird paper collection.
Sentiment from We are 3 Birthday Wishes sentiment set
Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Sakura which I have coloured with chalks, markers and glitter gel pens
                 


I hope you will go over to Colour Crazy and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge (must be hand coloured)

I have followed the January sketch at Cheerful Sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge

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

CCC Digi creations 99 - Happy birthday

Ching-Chou Kuik facebook challenge - Happy birthday to Ching Chou Kuik

Classic Design Team Open challenge January #1 - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge

Creative Sketchy Girls 31 - everything is allowed

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 97 - anything goes

Love to Scrap 117 - anything goes

Unicorn Challenge 39 - Things with wings



Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Tuesday Morning sketch 485 with We are 3 new products

Tuesday Morning sketch 485 with We are 3 new products
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-485.htmlhttp://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-485.html


I have used 4 We are 3 papers from the new Vintage bird paper collection
Sentiment from the new We are 3 Snow Days sentiment
We are 3 coloured digital stamp Snow Bunny (when you buy this stamp your receive the coloured one and a black and white digi)
Snowflakes from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Winters Frost

This  is the sketch


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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 22 - anything goes with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-22-sponsored-by-bugaboo-stamps.html

A Perfect time to craft o;pen challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Cardz for galz 87 - New Year/New stash (new papers and digi stamp)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-87-new-year-new-stash.html

Classic Design team open challenge January #1- anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/classic-dt-open-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creatalicious 154 - anything goes optional something new
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-154-anything-goes-with.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/01/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-week-8th.html




Monday, 7 January 2019

Whoopsi Daisy January challenge - anything goes with the option New

Whoopsi Daisy January challenge - Anything goes with the option New (use a new stash item, try a new fold, etc)
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/

I have made a new year card using paper and digi stamps from Whoopsi Daisy's new Collection 9.
Sentiment from we are 3 Happy New Year  sentiment set


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

You can buy the Whoopsi Daisy collections direct from Linnie Pink and you can see them on
https://www.facebook.com/groups/676930269357120/

You are also invited to join the Whoopsi Daisy fans facebook group where you can share your work using Whoopsi Daisy images
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/

I would like to add my card to the following:

Cardz for Galz 87 - New Year, New Stash
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-31.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

My time to Craft 387 - something new (new stamp & paper collection)
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-387-something-new.html

Watercooler Wednesday 202 - Feminine anything goes
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/wwc202-dawns-feminine-anything-goes.html


Sunday, 6 January 2019

Christmas card club - Snowflakes

It was Christine's turn to pick the theme for this fortnight for the Christmas Card Club and she picked snowflakes.

I have used paper and precoloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Winter is on its Way by Butterfly Designs
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas Time sentiment set

If you would like to see the cards made by the rest of the Christmas Card club later today their names are listed down the side of my blog.

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 22 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-22-sponsored-by-bugaboo-stamps.html

ABC Christmas challenge - Anything Christmas goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

Christmas crafts all your round - Let it snow
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge-let-it-snow.html

Country View challenges - Landscape/city scapes
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-2019-landscapecityscapes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Crimbo Crackers 175 - anything Christmashttp://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-175-anything-goes.html




Saturday, 5 January 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 419 - upcycle or use something old

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 419 - upcycle or use something old
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used something old for my card - coloured picture, paper and sentiment from Meg's Garden "A Vintage Christmas" paper stack which I have had for a few years.

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 my card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything Christmas goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Moments 159 - anything goes optional twist Christmas
https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-159.html

Crimbo Crackers 175 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-175-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas No 3 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-3.html



More Mixed Media - anything goes with optional blue

More Mixed Media - anything goes with optional blue
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com


Painted Journal page with Gesso primer
Sponged with distress inks.
Drew over part with Ecoline Brush pen (to make water different to sky) Spritzed with water.
Added white gel pen for waves.
Stamped seagulls
Added precoloured picture and sentiment from Princess Sassy pants.
Added shell stickers, bird sticker and Disney Little mermaid stickers.

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 my journal page to the following:

Creative Sketchy Girls 31 - everything is allowed
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-31.html

Love to Craft 30 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/ltccb-30-january-anything-goes.html

The Creative Crafters challenge 11 - anything goes
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-11.html

The Library Craft challenge 23 - anthology (Pick a previous book - (The little mermaid)
http://thelibrarycraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-23-anthology-pick-previous.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/01/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-for-week.html

Watercooler Wednesday 202 - Feminine anything goes
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/01/wwc202-dawns-feminine-anything-goes.html

Word Art Wednesday 368-369 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2019/01/anything-goes-weeks-368-369.html


Digistamps4Joy closing down 31 January - 50% off all images sale

Sad news today - Digistamps4Joy is closing down on 31 January
All stamps in the shop are now on sale 50% off till shop closes.
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I hope you will go over to the blog and join in the last challenge and say goodbye - anything goes with the optional twist seasons
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-156-anything-goes-optional.html



I am really sad.  I have enjoyed being on the design team since 2014 and I thank Margy and Jen for all their lovely digi stamps

You can read Margy's reason for closing on the shop and on the blog.

Unfortunately people still don't understand that sharing images or downloading from Pinterest etc is wrong and is causing so many digi artists to close.




Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 297 with We are 3 new products

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 297 with We are 3 new products
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/sketch-297.html

I have used paper from the new We are 3 Snowman paper collection
We are 3 precoloured printable Happy snowman
Sentiment from We are 3 Snow Days sentiment set
Added brads.

This is the sketch


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

Christmas Crafts all Year Round - January challenge Let it Snow
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge-let-it-snow.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Knockouts 278 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2018/12/278-anything-goes-star-stampz.html

Double Trouble 18 - something, anything and everything - also double dare link up with any previous partner
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-18-5th-week-some-thing-any.html

The Creative Crafters 11 - anything goes
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-11.html

Word Art Wednesday 366-367 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2018/12/anything-goes-366-367.html






Gecko Galz January challenge - Love stories

Gecko Galz January challenge - Love stories
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-customer-challenge-love-stories.html



I have used paper from Gecko Galz Heart to Heart paper pack.
Gecko Galz precoloured image from True Love Collage set
Ribbon and bow from E-Scape and Scrap Love Kit by Louise L

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 my card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Knockouts 278 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2018/12/278-anything-goes-star-stampz.html

Creations in Pink 5 - anything goes in mainly pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-5-anything-goes-in-mainly-pink.html

Retarte challenge 134 - last challenge
https://stampartpapel.com/retarte-challenge-134-good-bye/

The Creative Crafters 11 - anything goes
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-11.html

The Library challenge 23 - Anthology (pick a previous book - Pride and Prejudice)
http://thelibrarycraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-23-anthology-pick-previous.html



Feeling Sketchy 208

Feeling Sketch challenge 208
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/alldressedupstamps

I have used two papers from We are 3 Winter Sunshine paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Snow Days sentiment set
A Day for Daisies digital stamp Sledging all the way which I have coloured with chalks and markers and added snowflakes with white gel pen.

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

This is the sketch


I would like to add my card to the following:

All Dressed Up 88 - anything goes
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-challenge-88.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 96 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-96.html

My time to Craft 387 - something new (new stamp)
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-387-something-new.html


A Bit More Time to Craft 83 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 83 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/

I have used paper from Lozzy's birthday paper collection.
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy New Year sentiment set
Precoloured teddy bear from My Memories Christmas with Teddy bundle



I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge, you could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

I would like to add my card to the following:

As you like it - anything goes
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Cute Card Thursday 562 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-562-anything-goes.html

QKR Stampede 328 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-328-anything-goes.html

Digistamps4Joy challenge 156 - seasons

Digistamps4Joy challenge 156 - seasons
https://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/


I have used We are 3 paper Primary snowflakes from Winter Sunshine paper collection and Winter Bliss from Seasonal Backgrounds paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Winter sentiment set
Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL736 Warm in Winter (you can also buy this as a black and white digi stamp)

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 my card to the following:

As you like it - anything goes
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Cute Card Thursday 562 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-562-anything-goes.html

QKR Stampede 328 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/12/qkr-stampede-challenge-328-anything-goes.html