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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 26 January to 8 February - Silly Love Songs

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 26 January - 8 February
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/community/gallery/album/1365-margaret-a-granmargaret/


Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:
Silly Love Songs
by: Paul McCartney

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn't so
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
And what's wrong with that
I'd like to know
'Cause here I go again
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you




I have used paper from We are 3 Sweet Sounds paper set
Heart from We are 3 Silhouette Valentines set
Love song Angels from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Loves Patina by ADB Designs
Dancer silhouette from Dance Like by synergy Ink

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 January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Corrosive challenge blog 1 - 2020 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-1-2019.html

Country View Challenge - Love
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-2020-love.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Through the Purple Haze 163 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-163-anything-goes.html



Saturday, 25 January 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 474 - anything Christmas with optional theme no sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 474 - anything Christmas with optional theme no sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used papers from We are 3 Holly Berries paper set
We are 3 coloured printable from Winter Scenes set

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

I have followed sketch 440 at Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge.

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

ABC Christmas challenge - A anything Christmas

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes

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

Cute card Thursday 618 - green

Krafty Chicks 491 - all occasions

QKR Stampede 382 - anything goes

Winter Wonderland - Little Friends


Friday, 24 January 2020

Creative Fingers 178 - anything Goes

Creative Fingers 178 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


I have used paper from We are 3 Dreamy Creamy paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set
Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Spring Dreaming which I have coloured with chalks, Prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pens.

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

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.htm

Crafters Castle - anything goes
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/01/happy-new-year-welcome-to-januarys.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Love to Scrap 120 - anything goes

Papercraft challenge 25 - anything goes with paper

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday 440

Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday 440 - use inspiration (wet) or sketch or both
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-440.html



I have used both for my card


I used papers and rain overlay from We are 3 April Showers paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Spring sentiment set
Silhouette and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Raindrops collection by the Urban Fairy

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design team January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2003 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/pip-challenge-2003.html

QKR Stampede 381 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-381.html

Monday, 20 January 2020

Jan's Digi Stamps challenge No 6 - anything goes

Jan's Digi Stamps No 6 - anything goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/


I have used paper from We are 3 Roses are Red paper set
Ribbons from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Jan's Digital coloured digi stamp and sentiment from Putting on the Ritz set
This set is great value - it contains:
2 colour drawings in JPG and PNG format
3 black and white drawings in JPG and PNG format
7 Sentiments in PNG format

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 34 - anything goes with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-sponsored-by-bugaboo_1.html

A Perfect time to craft open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Country View challenges - Love
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-2020-love.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html




Sunday, 19 January 2020

Christmas card club - Holly and/or ivy

It was Elizabeth's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight and she picked Holly and/or ivy.


I have used paper from We are 3 Christmas fun paper set
We are 3 precoloured printable from We are 3 Christmas fun printables set
Holly leaves and berry from We are 3 Holly Leaf and berry
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set
Ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything Christmas
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/abc-christmas-challenge-b-are-for.html

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

C.R.A.F.T. 540 - anything goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-540-9th-of-january-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html


Saturday, 18 January 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - anything Christmas with optional theme use a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - anything Christmas with optional theme use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used papers from We are 3 Christmas Fun paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Seasonal Wishes Sentiment set
Added bells.

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


I followed the Wednesday sketch at Outlaw Challenges
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-january-8-21-2020




I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

C.R.A.F.T. 540 - anything goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-540-9th-of-january-anything.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html


Ching-Chou Kuik challenge

Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge
https://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

and Ching-Chou Kuik facebook challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/

New Year,  New Beginnings or New Crafty Stash

I was lucky to win some new stamps in the December Facebook challenge.


I used one of the stamps I won the partly coloured Love Balloon.  I coloured the rest with chalks and markers.
We are 3 papers from Pinkalicious paper set
We are 3 sentiment from the new number birthday set (which Bonnie made specially for me and it is now in the shop for everyone to buy)
We are 3 coloured stackable flower (when you buy this set you receive pink and yellow flowers and black and white digi plus leaves and centres).
Added pink rhinestone.

I followed the second January sketch 175 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add my card to that challenge. ( I rotated the sketch to the left)
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-year-new-challenge-new-sponsor.html
 

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

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas 13 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-13.html

Challenge up your life 119 - anything goes
http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-119-alles-erlaubt-anything.html#.XiKGa8gzaM8

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Country View challenges - Love
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-2020-love.html

Craft Rocket 66 - something new (new stamp)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-66-something-new.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2020/01/anything-goes-challenge_14.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 122 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/01/c122-5th-anniversary-celebration.html

Love to Craft 42 - anything goesPapercraft challenge 25 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/ltccb-42-january-anything-goes.html

My time to Craft 413 - new stash
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-413-new-stash.html

Papercraft challenge 54 - use 2 designer papers minimum
https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-54-use-2-designpapers-minimum.html

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

Simply Create Too 156 - monochromatic  entry No 1
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-ch-156-monochromatic-our.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-14th-january-2020.html

World Wide Open design team 01 January - anything goes
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html








Friday, 17 January 2020

Colour Crazy challenge - anything goes

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

Colour Crazy challenge is also having a DESIGN TEAM CALL
See blog for details  https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/design-team-call.html
The team is very friendly and helpful and the leader Ruth is very organised

Our sponsor for this challenge is Knitty Kitty designs
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Eekers?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=400214255



I have used paper from We are 3 Baking Cookies paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Itty Bitty Sweet sentiment set
Knitty Kitty Designs digi stamp  from Kittaccino and Cattaccino digis no 30 & 31 set which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils

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 34 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-sponsored-by-bugaboo_1.html

A Perfect time to craft open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Show us your Pussycats 50 - furrything goes/happy Meuw year
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/01/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-50.html

Thursday, 16 January 2020

12 months of Christmas cards link up - January midway post

12 Months of Christmas cards link up - January midway post
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/

Our extra sponsor this month is Luna Girl
https://lunagirl.com/



I Used Lisa's Old Fashioned Christmas papers and
coloured picture from Luna Girl Dreaming of a Pink Christmas collage sheet
(though when you download it comes as Pink Christmas 3)
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set

  Dreaming of a Pink Christmas Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl
 
I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team on 1 January and for the midway post and join in the challenge.  Challenge is here
https://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-61-opt-twistan-old-fashioned.html

Don't forget to go over and vote for your favourite photo from the Old Fashioned Christmas set
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2020/01/vote-for-januarys-free-digi-paper.html

I followed sketch No 174 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:

A Perfect time to craft open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas 13 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-13.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Knockouts 332 - celebrations
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2020/01/332-celebrations-dr-digis-house-of.html

Papercraft challenge 54 - use 2 designer papers minimum
https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-54-use-2-designpapers-minimum.html

Southern Girls challenge - anything goes
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/happy-new-year-from-team-trace.html


Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Feeling Sketchy 233

Feeling Sketchy 233
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/


I have used paper and coloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio 2020 January bundle by Connie Prince.
Sentiment from We are 3 For You 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 open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Corrosive challenge 1 - 2020 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-1-2019.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2002 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/pip-challenge-2002.html


A Bit More Time to Craft 108 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 108 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/



I have used coloured image 431 from Luna Girls Angel pack
Papers from Lozzy's Day Star paper pack
Sentiment 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.  You could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

I have followed the January sketch at Cheerful Sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/januari-challenge.html



A Perfect time to craft open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas 13 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-13.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Krafty Chicks 489 - Christmas
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/krafty-chicks-challenge-489-week-2.html

Papercraft challenge 54 - use 2 designer papers minimum (I have used 4)
https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-54-use-2-designpapers-minimum.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-14th-january-2020.html

Try it on Tuesday - What a Cutie/Make someone smile
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2020/01/what-cutie-make-someone-smile-today-at.html

Winter Wonderland Christmas - Little Friends
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/little-friends.html


Sunday, 12 January 2020

Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge for January

Each month a different designer gives a free digi stamp to join the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-january-2020

This month we have an image called Chibi Flowerpot keeper from Bugaboo Stamps
https://bugaboostamps.com/products/chibi-flowerpot-peeker?_pos=1&_sid=7253c2e34&_ss=r

If you haven't already joined in you can register and send an email to request this image, make a project for the challenge and then next month you will receive the free image.


I have used paper from We are 3 Tis the Season and Dreamy Creamy paper sets
Sentiment from We are 3 Fabulous sentiment set
Bugaboo digi stamp Chibi Flowerpot peeker which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.
Added flowers.

I followed Stella Says Sketch 801 so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-801.html


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

Allsorts 554 - Say it with flowers
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/week-554-say-it-with-flowers.html

A Perfect time to craft January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Colors with pencils - birthday - coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotloden.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-januari-verjaardag.html

Craft Rocket 66 - something new (new stamp)
\http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-66-something-new.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creatalicious 178 - anything goes with optional wishes
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-178-anything-goes-with.html

Inkspirational 204 - word prompt Fauna
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-204-word-prompt-fauna.html

My time to Craft 413 - new stash (new stamp)
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-413-new-stash.html

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

QKR Stampede 380 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/01/qkr-stampede-challenge-380.html


Scrappers Delight facebook progressive freebie challenge

Each month Scrappers Delight gives a free digi stamp to join the Facebook group challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/


I have used paper from We are 3 Baking Cookies paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Birthday Wishes sentiment set
Scrappers Delight digi stamp Chibi Make Mine A which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

I followed Stella Says Sketch 801 so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-801.html


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

A Perfect time to craft January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Craft Rocket 66 - something new (new stamp)\
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-66-something-new.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creatalicious 178 - anything goes with optional wishes
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-178-anything-goes-with.html

My time to Craft 413 - new stash (new stamp)
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-413-new-stash.html

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

Scrappers Delight blog challenge - anything goes
https://www.scrappersdelights.co.uk/challenge-blog/challenge-blog-2020#/


Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes 12 - 25 January - Octopus garden

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-12-january-25-january

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:  Octopus' garden
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus' garden in the shade
I'd ask my friends to come and see
An octopus' garden with me
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an octopus' garden near a cave
We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can't be found
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
(Lies beneath the ocean waves)
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe
(Happy and they're safe)
We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden with you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Octopus's Garden lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos



I have used paper and coloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio An Octopus's Garden by Julie C Designs.
Mermaid from When I group up I want to be bundle 3 by Julie C Designs

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 34 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-sponsored-by-bugaboo_1.html

A Perfect time to craft open challenge blog for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

QKR Stampede 380 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-163-anything-goes.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes as long as it is a fantasy creation
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge.html

Through the Purple Haze 163 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-163-anything-goes.html

Try it on Tuesday - Wbat a cutie/make someone smile
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2020/01/what-cutie-make-someone-smile-today-at.html



Saturday, 11 January 2020

Not Just Cards

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

I have sponged gloss card with distress inks.  Stamped grass with distress ink.
Stamped fairies and sentiment with black Brilliance ink.
Stamped butterflies with distress ink.
Stamped Happy birthday with black ink.

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 for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas 12 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-12.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Lavinia World challenges 17 - anything using a rubber or clear stamp.  ( I have used a rubber stamp)
https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/lavinia-world-challenges-17.html

Love to Craft 42 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/ltccb-42-january-anything-goes.html

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

QKR Stampede 380 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/

The Fairy and the Uncorn - anything goes as long as it s a fantasy creation
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 472 - anything Christmas with the twist any animal

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 472 - anything Christmas with the twist any animal
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used papers from Pink Gem Christmas Sparkles papers.
Pink Gem sentiment A Magical Christmas
Pink Gem precoloured digi stamp Penguin with lantern.

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

I have followed sketch 536 at Tuesday Morning Sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/01/tuesday-morning-sketches-536.html


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

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 34 - anything goes with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-sponsored-by-bugaboo_1.html

A Gem of a challenge week 1 - anything goes
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/wk-1-anything-goes-card-making-craft.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Christmas Kick Start 27 - penguin parade
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-christmas-kickstart-challenge-27.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.htm

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Polkadoodles Week 1 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2020/01/wk-1-anything-goes-card-making-crafrt.html


Friday, 10 January 2020

Creative Fingers challenge - anything goes

Creative Fingers challenge - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps
https://bugaboostamps.com/

I have used paper from We are 3 Magical Butterflies paper set
Bugaboo digi stamp Beautiful blocks Thoughts and Prayers which I have coloured with chalks and Prismacolor pencils.

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 for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 121 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftPamiyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/01/c-121-5th-anniversary-celebration.html

Love to Scrap 120 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/ltscb-129-anything-goes.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2001 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/pip-challenge-2001.html

 Patties Creations 166 - anything goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-166.html


Colour Crazy challenge started 10- January - anything hand coloured

Colour Crazy challenge started 10- January - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

AND DESIGN TEAM CALL - see blog for details (this is a very friendly and helpful design team and our leader is very organised)

Our sponsor this challenge is Digi Doodles Studios
https://digidoodlestudios.com/




I have used Digi Doodles digi stamp Daisy and Darby Dalmation which I have coloured with chalks and Prismacolor pencils.
Sentiment is from We are 3 Sunshine sentiment set
Added flowers with pearls.

My eyes are bad so my colouring is not the best.  I am hoping that my two eye surgeries in February will help me to see better.  Please say a prayer to help me get through the surgeries on 7 February and 21 February.  Thank you.

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 34 - anything with a critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-sponsored-by-bugaboo_1.html

A Perfect time to Craft Open challenge blog January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Arty Divas 12 - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-12.html

CD Sunday Plus 26 - anything goes using a CD, USB or digital download
https://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/cd-sunday-plus-challenge-26-anything.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Craft Rocket 66 - something new (new stamp)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-66-something-new.html

Digi Doodle Studios challenge 23 - something new (new stamp)
https://digidoodlestudioschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-23-something-new.html

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 121 (5th anniversary celebration) - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/01/c-121-5th-anniversary-celebration.html

Love to Craft 42 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/ltccb-42-january-anything-goes.html

Patties Creations 166 - anything goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-166.html

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

Try it on Tuesday - What a Cutie/Make someone smile today
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2020/01/what-cutie-make-someone-smile-today-at.html

Atlantic Heart sketch 350 with We are 3 products

Atlantic Heart sketch 350 with We are 3 products
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/sketch-350.html


I have used paper from We are 3 Woodland Christmas.
Sentiment from We are 3 Snow Days sentiment set
We are 3 new precoloured digi stamp Snowman Heart mitten (when you buy this stamp you receive the coloured one and a black and white digi)
Snowflakes from We are 3 Snowflake set (in this set you received 3 different styles in 3 different colours and black and white ones -I have changed the colour for the ones I used on my card}
Ribbons from Scrap Graphics

This is the sketch


I would like to add my card to the following:

Always Fun 144 - something new (new stamp)
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-144.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge blog January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Artsy Stamper 7 - Baby its cold outside
https://artsystamperchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-7-baby-its-cold-outside.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Cute Card Thursday 616 - embellish (I have added snowflakes)
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-616-embellish.html

If You give a crafter a cookie 133 - snowflake cookies
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com/2020/01/cookie-challenge-133-and-top-cookies.html


Try it on Tuesday - what a cutie/make someone smile
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2020/01/what-cutie-make-someone-smile-today-at.html

Tuesday Throwdown 448 - something new (new stamp)
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/01/tt448-wink-wink-ink-something-new.html




Thursday, 9 January 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Happy birthday

It is Ching-Chou Kuik's birthday this month so on the facebook group we are making Happy Birthday cards for her.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/?fref=nf

I have used another one of my new Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamps


I have used papers from We are 3 Magical Butterflies paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set
As my eyes are bad I printed out Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Love is in the Air large, coloured it with chalks, markers and get pens then scanned it and reduced it down to fit on my card.

I followed the January sketch at Cheerful Sketches so I would also like to add my card to that challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/januari-challenge.html


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

Always Fun 144 - something new (new stamp)
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-144.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Crafty Stash (new stamp)
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Craft Rocket 66 - something new (new stamp)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-66-something-new.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Crazy 4 challenges 516 - something new (new stamp)
https://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/crazy-4-challenges-c4c516.html

Creatalicious 178 - anything goes with optional wishes
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-178-anything-goes-with.html

Moving along with the times 114 - all things new (new stamp)
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-114-for-january-winners-of.html

Patties Creations 166 - anything goes
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-166.html

Pearly Sparkles 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

Sweet Stampin challenge - new stash (new stamp)
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-stash.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-2020our-first-challenge-of.html

Tuesday Throwdown 448 - something new (new stamp)
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/01/tt448-wink-wink-ink-something-new.html




Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik January Facebook Challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Stash

Ching-Chou Kuik January Facebook Challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Stash
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/

I was lucky to be one of the top two winners for the December facebook challenge and won 3 new digi stamps.  This card is made with one of them.

My eyes are bad so I printed the Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamp Blue Sea Illusion large.  Coloured it with markers and gel pens, then scanned it and reduced it down to fit on my card.
Used paper from We are 3 Warm Sand paper set
Ribbons from Scrap Graphics

I followed sketch 439 at Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-439.html


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

Always Fun 144 - something new (new stamp)
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-144.html

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Stash (new stamp)
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/classic-design-challenge-january-1.html

Craft Rocket challenges 66 - something new (new stamp)
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-66-something-new.html

Crafty Friends 126 - something new (new stamp)
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-126-and-winners-of-challenge.html

Cute Card Thursday 615 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-615-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 121 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/01/c-121-5th-anniversary-celebration.html

Love to Scrap 120 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/ltscb-129-anything-goes.html

Moving along with the times 114 - All things new (new stamp)
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-114-for-january-winners-of.html

Pearly Sparkles challenge 47 - anything goes
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-47-anything-goes.html

Sweet Stampin challenge - new stash (newstamp)
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-stash.html

Tuesday Throwdown 448 - something new (new stamp)
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/01/tt448-wink-wink-ink-something-new.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-2020our-first-challenge-of.html