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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.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Saturday, 31 August 2019

LeAnn's World facebook group progressive freebie challenge No 25

Each month LeAnn kindly gives us a free digi stamp to use in the Facebook group progressive challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656/

If you didn't enter Challenge #24 and would like to join in this month's challenge, you can purchase 'Vivian' digistamp from
LeAnn's World 101 Etsy store with 50% off using the (coupon code: 8LW101).
The digistamp can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/620277973/vivian-digital-stamp…


I have layered LeAnn's World 101 digi stamp Vivian onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Mermaid Tales by Julie C Designs.   Added sentiment and elements from the same set.
Coloured Vivian with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.

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

Arty Divas challenge 3 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-3.html

Colors with Pencils - anything coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-augustus-alles-mag.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Creative Crafters 19 - anything goes
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-19.html

LeAnns World 101 blog challenge 17
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2019/08/leanns-world-101-challenge-17.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 112 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-112.html

My time to Craft 404 - fantasy
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-404-fantasy.html

QKR Stampede 361 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-361.html

Through the Craftroom door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/08/new-though-craftroomdoor-challenge-week.html


Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 453 - something beginning with the letter S

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 453 - something beginning with the letter S
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have Santa and snowflakes on my card

I have used paper from We are 3 Winter Sunshine papers
We are 3 precoloured printable from Glitter tags (there are 4 in the set)
Sentiment from We are 3 Gift Labels sentiment set

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

I followed sketch 166 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add my card to that challenge

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

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

Crimbo Crackers 191 - anything Christmas



Scrappers Delight facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Each month Scappers Delight kindly gives a free digi stamp to join the Facebook group progressive freebie challengs.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

This month we could pick between the fence and the wall digi stamps.

If you haven't already joined in you can buy these for a special price at the moment, make a project and join the challenge and then you can request next month's image free or you can join the challenge with any Scrappers Delight image you may already have.


I have used the wall which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the grass with gel pen.
Paper, precoloured fairies and other elements from Scrappers Delight One Fine Day bundle which I have had for a long time (I don't think it is in the new shop)
I coloured the front fairy's wings with glitter gel pen.

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

Arty Divas challenge 3 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-3.html

Corrosive Challenge 8 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-8-anything-goes-and-winners.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  112 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-112.html

QKR Stampede 361 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-361.html

Scrappers Delight blog August challenge - anything goes
https://www.scrappersdelights.co.uk/challenge-blog/august-challenge#/

World Wide open design team challenge #8 - anything goeshttps://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html


Saturday, 24 August 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 452 - embossing wet or dry

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 452 - embossing wet or dry
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used both on my card


I have embossed dark blue card with Crafts Too Christmas Trees frame embossing folder and sanded.
Printed Judikins Angel stamp and Hero Arts Happy Christmas stamp onto white card with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Cut out and layered on top
Added gold star brads.
Layered all onto light blue card.

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 for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Cardz 4 Galz 103 - wings
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-103-wings.html

Christmas crafts all Year round - add a tree (trees in the embossed frame)
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge-add-tree.html

Classic Design team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Country View challenges - texture
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-2019-texture.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge 66 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-crafts-galore-encore-challenge-66.html

Crafty Creations 396 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-396-anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner 198 - emboss it
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-198-emboss-it.html

Crimbo Crackers 191 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-191-anything-goes.html

Cute Card Thursday 596 - embossing
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-596-embossing.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 112 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-112.html

Merry Little Christmas 13 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/mlccb-13-august-anything-christmas-goes.html

Stamping Sensations - things with wings
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-things-with-wings.html

Outlawz Crash your Stash - use embossing powder
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/crash-your-stash-august-september-embossing-powders








Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge for August

Each month a different artist gives a free digi stamp to use for the Outlawz Progressive freebie challenge
If you haven't already joined in you can register and send an email asking for the free image.  Make a project and add to the challenge and then you will receive the next month's free imag4e.
This month we have an image called stars and back from All Dressed Up stamps
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

I have used papers from We are 3 Outer Space paper collection
All Dressed Up digi stamp stars and back which I have coloured with chalk, Prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pen.
Added stars from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I have followed sketch 577 at Sketch Saturday so I would like to add my card to that challenge

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

A Perfect time to Craft for August # 8 - anything goes

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes

Colors with pencils - anything coloured with pencils

Colourific challenge corner 3 - anything goes

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

QKR Stampede 360 - anything goes



Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 25 August - 7 September - Walking the Dog

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 25 August - 7 September
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/outlawz-sunday-songs-and-rhymes-24-august-7-september-2019

be inspired by the song


Walking the dog
By Rufus Thomas
Baby's back, dressed in black,
Silver buttons all down her back
High, low, tipsy toe,
She broke a needle and she can't sew
Walkin' the dog,
Just walkin' the dog
If you don't know how to do it,
I'll show you how to walk the dog


I have used paper from We are 3 Magical Butterflies paper collection
A Day for Daisies digital stamp Walking Sadie which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  (Unfortunately the shop is closed so you can no longer buy this stamp)
Added brads

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

I followed sketch 32 at Do-Al(l) Creatives so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
https://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com/2019/08/start-32-sketch.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas #2
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-2.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Colors with Pencils - anything goes
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-augustus-alles-mag.html

Colourific challenge corner 3 - anything goes
https://colourificchallengecorner.blogspot.com/2019/08/colourific-challenge-corner-anything_16.html

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 66 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-crafts-galore-encore-challenge-66.html

Crafty Animals 29 - anything with an animal (dog)
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Cutie Pie challenge 138 - my favourite colour (purple)
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-no-138-theme-my-favourite.html

Love to Craft 37 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/ltccb-37-august-anything-goes.html

Through the Purple Haze 158 - inspired by a song
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/new-challenge-158-inspired-by-song.html

Your Scrapbook Place
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2019/08/its-time-for-august-challenge-at-ysbp.html


Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik facebook group challenge - four legged friends

Ching-Chou Kuik facebook group challenge - four legged friends
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/


I have used paper from We are 3 Color burst paper collection
Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Spring Witch which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens
Added flowers.

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

A Perfect time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas 2
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-2.html

Brown Sugar 292 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-292-august-2019.html

Cardz 4 Galz 103 - wings (the kittens have wings)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-103-wings.html

Classic Design team August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Colors with Pencils - anything coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-augustus-alles-mag.html

Colourific challenge corner 3 - anything goes
https://colourificchallengecorner.blogspot.com/2019/08/colourific-challenge-corner-anything_16.html

Crafty Calendar - anything goes
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

International Art and Soul 65 - flowers
https://intaas.blogspot.com/2019/08/ch65-flowers.html

Love to Craft 37 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/ltccb-37-august-anything-goes.html

Sheepski 29 - animal madness
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-animal-madness.html

Stamping Sensations - things with wings (the kittens have wings)
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-things-with-wings.html

World Wide Open Design team #08 August - anything goes
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Your Scrapbook Place August - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2019/08/its-time-for-august-challenge-at-ysbp.html


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Christmas Card Club - 2 or more pattern papers

It was my turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and I picked use two or more pattern papers.


I have used 4 pattern papers from We are 3 Woodland Christmas paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set
Precoloured printable from We are 3 Woodland Hearts precoloured printables
Ribbon and star brads.
Christmas flower from Digital Scrapbooking Studio A Christmas Wish by Heartstrings Scrap Art

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

I have followed sketch 165 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add my csrd to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html


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

A Perfect time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Calendar challenge - anything goes
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challengre - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Crimbo Crackers 191 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-191-anything-goes.html

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 451 - anything Christmas with optional theme for a lady or girl

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 451 - anything Christmas with optional theme for a lady or girl
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used precoloured digi stamp, three papers, sentiment and 3 baubles from Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland Bundle

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

I have followed sketch 329 at Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge so I would like to add my card to that challengde.
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-329.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Cardz 4 Galz 103 - wings (fairy wings)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-103-wings.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafters Castle August #20 - anything goes optional any occasion
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge-20-july-winner.html

Crafty Creations 396 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-396-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Crimbo Crackers 191 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-191-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 16 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-16.html

Polkadoodles wk 32 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2019/08/wk32-anything-goes-crafting-cardmaking.html

Winter Wonderland - Christmas ornaments
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/christmas-ornaments.html


Friday, 16 August 2019

Colour Crazy challenge starting 16 August - anything hand coloured

Colour Crazy challenge starting 16 August - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this challenge is Polkadoodles who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/



I have used Polkadoodles digi stamp Forest Friend Winnie Angel which I coloured with chalks, Prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pens.
Sentiment is from We are 3 Happy Christmas 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:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 29 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

A Perfect time to Craft
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Christmas Crafts all year round - add a tree
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge-add-tree.html

Classic Design Team August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Colors with pencils - anything coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-augustus-alles-mag.html

Crafty Animals 29 - anything with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29.html

Crimbo Crackers 191 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-191-anything-goes.html

Digi Choosday wk 33 - anything goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2019/08/wk-33-anything-goes-crafting-challenge.html

Dragonfly Dreams - no pattern paper
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/no-patterned-paper.html

Merry Little Christmas 13 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/mlccb-13-august-anything-christmas-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 111 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-110-winner-and-top-3.html

Sheepski 29 - animal madness
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-animal-madness.html

Sweet Stampin - Things with wings
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/sweet-stampin-things-with-wings.html

Your Scrapbook Place
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2019/08/its-time-for-august-challenge-at-ysbp.html




12 months of Christmas cards link up 56 midway post- anything goes with the option twist sparkle, glitter and bling

12 months of Christmas cards link up 56 midway post - anything goes with optional twist sparkle, glitter and bling
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/

our extra sponsor this month is Oddball Art Co who has given us some great Christmas digi stamps to use.
https://www.oddballartco.com



I used Digi Stamp Rudolph Cute Reindeer Christmas Image No 485 which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pens
Paper from Lisa's Snowy Bokeh Trees and Touch of Xmas Glitz & Gloss paper collections
Brad from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Added rhinestones

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-56-opt-twistsparkle-glitter.html

Don't forget to also vote for your favourite paper - Everyone who enters 2 or more cards will receive the paper that has the most votes.  One random winner who follows the twist will win the whole set.
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2019/08/vote-for-augusts-free-digi-paper.html

I followed sketch 165 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html


I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 29 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

A Perfect time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Christmas Crafts all year round - add a tree
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2019/08/august-challenge-add-tree.html

Christmas with the Cuties 29 - going green
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-no-29-theme-going-greenwith.html

Classic Design team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Colors with pencils - anything coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-augustus-alles-mag.html

Crafty Animals 29 - anything with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Crimbo Crackers 191 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-191-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 16 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-16.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 111 - anything goeshttp://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-111.html

Merry Little Christmas 13 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/mlccb-13-august-anything-christmas-goes.html

Sheepski Designs 29 - animal madness
https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-animal-madness.html

Sparkles Christmas challenges 103 - Its snow time
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-103-its-snowtime.html

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Feeling Sketchy 223

Feeling Sketchy 223
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-223.html

Our sponsor this month is Star Stampz who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarStampz?ref=l2-shopheader-name


I have used Star Stampz Sunflower Smiles which I have coloured with chalk and Prismacolour pencils
Extra daisies and leaves from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Sentiment from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set

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:

A Perfect Time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

CCC Digi Creations 106 - summer
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-106-summer.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Colors with pencils - anything coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-augustus-alles-mag.html

Colourific challenge corner 2 - anything goes
https://colourificchallengecorner.blogspot.com/2019/08/colourific-challenge-corner-anything.html

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2019/07/august-anything-goes.html

Daisy Chain 33 - summer
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-33-summer.html

Love to Craft 37 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/ltccb-37-august-anything-goes.html


A Bit More Time to Craft 98 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 98 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/


I have used papers from Lozzy's Mix Crackle paper collection.
Precoloured doilies and doll from Scrapbooking Studio Dolls of the World Akiko Japan
Sentiment from We are 3 Early Bird sentiment set

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

I followed sketch 166 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/08/sketch-165-and-166-with-bugaboo-stamps.html


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

A Perfect time to craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Crafting by Designs August - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2019/07/august-anything-goes.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Cute n Crafty 30 - anything goes
https://cutencraftychallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-30-anything-goes.html

Di's Digi challenge - cirles
https://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/hello-crafty-friends-dis-digi-stamps.html

My time to Craft 403 - Oriental
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-403-oriental.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 138 - my favourite colour (purple)
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-no-138-theme-my-favourite.html


Sunday, 11 August 2019

Not Just Cards August challenge - anything goes

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

My youngest daughter, her husband and her youngest daughter went on a holiday to Tasmania in July with her husband's parents.  It was very cold as it was the middle of winter.


I have used paper from one of the prizes from the Digital Scrapbooking layout a day July challenge
Penguins are from Digital Scrapbooking Animals of the ice and snow bundle 

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




Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 11 - 24 August - piano man

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 11 - 24 August - piano man
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-august-11-to-august-24-2019


Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:
Piano Man
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes"
La la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright



I have used papers and precoloured digi stamp and element from Polkadoodles Work and Play CD -collection 8 Feel the Music.

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

I followed sketch 515 at Tuesday Morning sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-515.html


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

A Perfect time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Cardz 4 Guys 25 - music
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-25-music.html

CD Sunday 16 - anything goes using a CD
https://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/cd-sunday-challenge-16-anything-goes-as.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Digi Choosday craft challenge - anything goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2019/08/wk-32-anything-goes-crafting-challenge.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/08/new-anything-goes-challenge-6th-august.html


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 450 - no stamp or digital image

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 450 - no stamp or digital image
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have brayered gloss card with Kaleidacolor Fruitcake dye ink pad
Added house mouse, stars and Merry Christmas stickers.
Layered all onto red card

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

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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

Crimbo Crackers 190 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-190-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 16 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-16.html

Dare 2 BArtzy - anything goes
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/august-challenge-anything-goes/

Dragonfly Dreams - no pattern paper
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/no-patterned-paper.html

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 53 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-53-anything-christmas-goes.html

House Mouse and friends Monday challenge 297 - anything goes
https://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/hmfmc-297-anything-goes-or-back-to.html


Friday, 9 August 2019

Creative Fingers 169 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 169 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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


I have used 5 papers from We are 3 Sweet Sounds paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Special Birthday sentiment set
Lemon Shortbread digi stamp 60s dancing girl which I have coloured with Prismacolour pencils and gel pen.

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

I followed the August sketch at Cheerful Sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/augustus-challenge.html



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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for August - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Brown Sugar 292 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-292-august-2019.html

Classic Design team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Colourific Challenge corner No 2 - anything goes
https://colourificchallengecorner.blogspot.com/2019/08/colourific-challenge-corner-anything.html

Crafty Gals Corner 197 - 3+ layers (I have 6)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-197-3-layers.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
https://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/08/anything-goes-challenge_6.html

Lemon Shortbread challenge 99 - anything goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-99-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 111 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-111.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/08/new-anything-goes-challenge-6th-august.html


Colour Crazy challenge starting 9 August - anything hand coloured

Colour Crazy challenge starting 9 August - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this challenge is A Day for Daisies
Sadly the shop closed on 1 August but Tammy is still sponsoring this challenge

It wasn't my turn to make a card this challenge but I love A Day for Daisies stamps so I have joined in.


I have printed A Day for Daisies digital stamp Child with bird onto white card and coloured with chalks, Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.  Drew flowers with Prismacolor pencils.
Sentiment is from We are 3 Smiles 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:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 29 - anything with a critter (bird)
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-29-sponsored-by-sheepski.html

A Perfect time to Craft for August - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Cardz for Galz 102 - summer fun
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-102-summer-fun.html

CCC Digi creations - summer
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-106-summer.html

Classic Design team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Daisy Chain 53 - summer
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-33-summer.html

Dragonfly Dreams - no pattern paper
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/08/no-patterned-paper.html

Love to Craft 37- anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/ltccb-37-august-anything-goes.html

Pearly Sparkles 43 - something beginning with B (bird)
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-43-something-beginning-with-b.html

Simply Create too 152 - anything goes (1st entry)
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2019/08/ch-152-agno-twist-winnerss-from-ch-151.html




Monday, 5 August 2019

Whoopsi Daisy - monochrome card

The theme for the Whoopsi Daisy design team this month is monochrome
You can see the design team cards on the Whoopsi Daisy facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/

I have used papers from Whoopsi Daisy collection 12 and from Daisy and her toys collection
Whoopsi Daisy precoloured digi stamp from collection 12.

The collections are great value they have lots of coloured and black and white digi stamps and papers.

You can see all the collections at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/676930269357120/
which you can buy direct from Linnie.  Just send her a private facebook message.

I have followed the sketch on Do Al(l) Creative challenge 32 so I would like to add my card to that challenge
https://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com/2019/08/start-32-sketch.html



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

A Perfect Time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2019/07/august-anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner - 3+ layers (use 3 or more layers)
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-197-3-layers.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Cute n Crafty 30 - anything goes
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-16.html

QKR Stampede 359 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-359-anything-goes.html


More Mixed Media - anything mixed media with the option of bright colours

More Mixed Media challenge - anything goes with optional bright colours
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com/


I sponged white gloss card with blue, green and yellow brilliance inks.  Stamped fairy stamps from an old stamp set I have had for a long time with purple brilliance ink I think it was a free set which came with a magazine.   Coloured wings with yellow glitter pen. 
Cut oval in green car and embossed with Cuttlebug daisies embossing folder and layered over the gloss card.  Stamped another fairy from the set, coloured the wings with yellow glitter pen and layered on top.  Added flowers and pearls.
Stamped happy birthday and punched out with oval punch and layered on top.
Layered all onto purple card.

I have lots of clear and wood mount stamps but I don't stamp very much now.  I mostly use digital stamps as they are easier on my sore hands.

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 Inky Mess - anything mixed media

A Perfect Time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes

Classic Design Team 0pen challenge August #8 - anything goes

Colourific challenge corner No 2 - anything goes

Country View challenges - Texture

Creative Artiste challenge blog - anything mixed media

Dragonfly Dreams - no pattern paper

Lavina World mchallenges - anything goes using stamps

Love to Craft 37 - anything goes

QKR Stampede 359 - anything goes

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes





Polkadoodles challenge week 31 - anything goes

Polkadoodles challenge week 31 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2019/08/wk-31-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html


I have used paper and precoloured digital stamp Gamer Dude from Polkadoodles Little Dudes Big Kahuna bundle which has lots of boy digis coloured and in black and white with papers and sentiments.  You can also buy this stamp separately.
Sentiment is from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set
Brad from Scrap Graphics

I followed sketch 575 at Sketch Saturday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2019/08/week-575-with-oddball-art-co.html


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

A Perfect time to Craft - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Cardz for Guys 25 - music
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-25-music.html

Classic Design Team open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Crafty Sentinments designs - anything goes
https://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/07/anything-goes.html

Little Red Wagon 508 - digi do! (use a digi stamp)
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-508-digi-do.html

QKR Stampede 359 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-359-anything-goes.html



Sunday, 4 August 2019

Christmas Card Club 16 - non traditional Christmas colours

It was Sylvia's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card club this fortnight and she has picked Non traditional Christmas colours.


I have used 3 papers from We are 3 Christmas magic paper collection
We are 3 coloured tag from Holiday Tags set (there are 4 different coloured and 4 black and white in the set)
Typed Christmas Joy in word art
Brad and bauble from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Blue Christmas by Jen Maddocks

If you would like to see the cards made by the rest of the design team their blogs are listed down the side of my blog

I followed Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch 327 so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/sketch-327.html


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

Alphabet Challenge blog - J is for Joy
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/j-is-for-joy-or-joy-fold-card.html

A Perfect Time to Craft for August #8 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design team Open challenge August #8 - anything goes
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/classic-dt-open-challenge-august-8.html

Crafty Gals Corner 196 - Christmas in July
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-196-christmas-in-july.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Crimbo Crackers 190 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-190-anything-goes.html

Cute n Crafty Christmas 16 - anything Christmas
https://cutencraftychristmas.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-16.html

Dream Valley challenges 206 - Christmas in July
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-206-christmas-in-july.html

Jingle Bells Rock - Blue Christmas
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2019/08/blue-christmas.html

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-53-anything-christmas-goes.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/07/ttrcd-challenge-week-of-july-30.html

Winter Wonderland - Christmas ornaments
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/christmas-ornaments.html