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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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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - Books

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-challenge-may-31-june-13-2020

Find inspiration in the song

Books

For Beginners
1.  We  love to  have our own picture books,
With pages big and small,
They show us birds, and trains, and toys,
We learn about them all

For Primary
2.  We love to go to the library,
With tickets, one, two, three;
We look at all the children's books
To see what we can see.

3.  There are picture books and story books,
And things to make and do;
The library lady helps us choose,
Then cheerfully home we go.
             
Dorothy R. Wilton




I have used paper and coloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio A Thousand Lives

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:

Addicted to Stamps and More 391 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-391-anything-goes.html

Crafters Castle 29 - anything goes
http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-29-april-winner.html

Through the Craftroom Door week beginnine 26 May - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/05/anything-goes-challenge-week-beginning_26.html


Saturday, 30 May 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 492 - include a bear

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 492 - anything Christmas with optional theme add a bear
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used We are 3 papers from Christmas Magic paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Happy Christmas sentiment set
We are 3 coloured digi stamp Starbust bear (when you buy this stamp you receive the coloured one and a black and white digi)
Brads, baubles and tree from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

I followed sketch 182 Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/05/sheepski-designs-sketches-182-183.html




Friday, 29 May 2020

Creative Fingers 187 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 187 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


I  sponged tag with Distress Inks Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord and stamped Lavinia fairy with Ranger Raspberry Adirondack Brights ink pad
Layered onto card which I embossed with butterfly and flowers embossing folder which I have had for a long time (unfortunately there is no brand name on the folder so I can't tell you which brand it is)
Added flowers, pearls, lace and ribbons.

I followed sketch 458 at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge%20458.html



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

Corrosive challenge - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-5-2020-anything-goes-winners.html#comment-form

Creatalicious 187 - anything goes optional pink and purple
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-187-anything-goes-with.html

Creations in Pink 22 - anything goes in mainly pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-22-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

Cutie Pie challenge 147 - Pretty in pink
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-no-147-theme-pretty-in-pink.html

Cuttlebug Mania - add a tag
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com/2020/05/just-tag-it.html

Dragonfly Dreams - Ribbon, lace and/or pearls
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/ribbon-lace-andor-pearls.html

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday May challenge - Make it feminine
https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2020/05/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-may_6.html

Lavinia World 27 - anything hand stamped
https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/lavinia-world-challenges-27.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 132 - anything handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/05/c-132.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes as long as it is a fantasy creation
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge.html

Time Out challenge 162 - free
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-162.html



Thursday, 28 May 2020

Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge May 27 - June 9

Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge May 27 - June 9
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-may-27-june-9
I have used two We are 3 papers from Floral Burst paper set
The Paper Shelter coloured digi stamp and paper from Emily set
Flowers and cat from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

This is the sketch




I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 341 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-391-anything-goes.html

Always Fun 164 - Summer fun
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-164.html

The Paper Shelter 429 - Flower power
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-429-flower-power.html

Through the Craftroom Door week beginning 26 May - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/05/anything-goes-challenge-week-beginning_26.html

Watercooler Wednesday 273 - all about occasions
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/wwc273-marshas-challenge-all-about.html



Sunday, 24 May 2020

Christmas Card Club 11 - Humour

It was Rachel's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card club this fortnight and she picked Humour.


I have used We are 3 paper from Christmas Fun paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Happy Christmas sentiment set
The Paper Shelter coloured Santa's Family Selfie from the Amusing Christmas Collection
Brads 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 followed sketch No 183 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/05/sheepski-designs-sketches-182-183.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Aud Sentiments 251 - anything goes with a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/251-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

C.R.A.F.T. 556 - Christmas
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-556-christmas-first.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Cute Card Thursday 635 - Critters (reindeer)
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-635-critters.html

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 491- use some silver

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 491 - anything Christmas with optional use some silver
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used 3 papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Silver and Gold by Aimee Harrison
Lace, Angel and Sentiment from same bundle.

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

I followed sketch 457 at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday with optional theme dots and stripes so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge%20457.html


ABC Christmas challenge - J is for Joy
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/abc-christmas-challenge-j-and-k-are-for.html

Allsorts 573 - ginghams, stripes and dots
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-573-ginghams-stripes-and-dots.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Friday, 22 May 2020

LeAnn's World 101 facebook group progressive challenge 34

Each month LeAnn kindly gives us a free digi stamp to use in the facebook group progressive challenge.  If you make a project for the challenge then the next month you can request the free digi.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656/

If you didn't join in challenge 33 and you would like to join in this challenge you can buy the digi stamp for half price at
https://marketplace.zibbet.com/leannsworld101/mike-digital-stamp?fbclid=IwAR2sgVVZjjs9_C9GmFH1859bfA0O2r-xbB241mY0Vunsk6ZFYFuDVqneDT0

Then if you make a project and join in the challenged before 12 June you will be able to request the new image next month.



I have used We are 3 paper from Holiday wishes paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Birthday Wishes Sentiment set
Drums and Music notes from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
LeAnn's World 101 digi stamp Mike which I have coloured with markers

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Aud Sentiments 251 - anything goes + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/251-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafting Happiness 49 - anything goes optional cards for kids
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/crafting-happiness-ch-49-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

LeAnn's World 101 blog challenge - anything goes
https://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2020/05/leanns-world-101-challenge-26.html

Love to Scrap 133 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/ltscb-133-anything-goes.html

Through the Craftroom Door week beginning 19 May - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/05/anything-goes-challenge-week-beginning_19.html


Thursday, 21 May 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik blog and facebook challenges - embossing wet or dry

The theme for Ching Chou Kuik May facebook challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/
and blog challenge
https://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

is embossing wet or dry


I printed and coloured this Ching-Chou Kuik stamp Sakura in March a while back with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens and yesterday I cut it out and layered onto purple card embossed with Sizzix embossing folder which I bought from Stampin Up years ago.
Added pink ribbon and pink lace.
Stamped Happy birthday onto pink card,  punched out and layered on top.
Added flowers and pearls.
Layered all onto white card.

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Colors with pencils - bingo (I have used the left column flowers, blue or pink, text
http://kleurenmetpotlodenchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-mei-bingo.html

Crafty Animals 38 - anything with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-38.html

Crafty Gals Corner challeng 207 - for the ladies
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-207-for-ladies.html

Creatalicious 187 - anything goes optional pink and purple
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-187-anything-goes-with.html

Creations in Pink 22 - anything goes in mainly pink
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-187-anything-goes-with.html

Dragonfly Dreams - ribbon, lace and/or pearls
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/ribbon-lace-andor-pearls.html

Love to Craft 46 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/ltccb-46-may-anything-goes.html

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Twist pearls and lace
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-may-21-to-june-4th-twist-pearls-lace

The Cutie Pie challege 147 - Pretty in Pink
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-no-147-theme-pretty-in-pink.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes as long as it is a fantasy creation
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge.html

Through the Craftroom Door beginning 19 May - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/05/anything-goes-challenge-week-beginning_19.html


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Sketch Saturday 610

Sketch Saturday 610
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-610.html


I have used papers from We are 3 Margaret's Irises
We are 3 Sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthday sentiment set
We are 3 coloured digital printable wreath from Margaret's Wreaths set
We are 3 coloured digi stamp Butterfly of Hope
We are 3 coloured digi stamp Happiness is
(When you buy these digi stamps you receive the coloured one and a black and white digi)

This is the sketch


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

All Fun challenge 8 - anything goes
https://allfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-8.html

Allsorts challenge weeks 571/2 - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/weeks-5712.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Cardz for Galz 121 - birthday
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-121-birthday.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

C.R.A.F.T. 555 - birthday
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-555-7th-may-2020-annual-blog.html

Crafty Gals corner 207 - for the ladies
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-207-for-ladies.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creative Moments 190 - Spring has sprung
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-190.html

Cute Card Thursday 634 - birthdays
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-634-birthdays.html

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday May challenge - Make it feminine
https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2020/05/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-may_6.html



Jan's Digi Stamps May challenge reminder post

Jan's Digi Stamps May challenge reminder post
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/

I have used We are 3 paper from Tis the Season paper set
Brads from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Jan's Digi stamps coloured digi and sentiment from Toy Stocking 3115J set

Jan's sets are great value - you receive coloured digi stamps, black and white digi stamps and sentiments in each set.

I hope you will go over and join in the May anything goes challenge at
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-anything-goes.html

I have followed sketch 182 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/05/sheepski-designs-sketches-182-183.html


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

Allsorts weeks 571/2 - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/weeks-5712.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafting Happiness 49 - anything goes optional cards for kids
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/crafting-happiness-ch-49-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

The Holly and Ivy 71 - anything Christmas - missed this one too late trying to enter
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-71-anything-christmas-goes.html



Sunday, 17 May 2020

Sunday Songs and Rhymes

Sunday Songs and Rhymes May 17 - May 30
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-may-17-to-may-30-2020


Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:
Sing a Song of Flowers
Sing a song of flowers, flowers all around.
Flowers that are growing, growing in the ground.
Flowers of every color, they look so pretty too!
Red and pink and orange and yellow. Blue and purple too!


I have used We are 3 papers from Darcy's Garden paper set
We are 3 coloured printable circle of flowers from Darcy's Florals printables set
We are 3 sentiment from Birthday wishes sentiment set
We are 3 coloured digi stamp Vintage Bear (when you buy this stamp you receive the coloured on and 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 followed Tuesday Morning Sketches 554 so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/2020/05/tuesday-morning-sketches-554.html



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

All Fun challenge 8 - anything goes
https://allfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-8.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Cardz for Galz 121 - birthday
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-121-birthday.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creative Moments 190 - Spring has sprung
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-190.html

Creations in Pink 22 - anything goes in mainly pink
https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-22-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

Cute Card Thursday 634 - birthdays
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-634-birthdays.html

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday May challenge - Make it feminine
https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2020/05/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-may_6.html

Moving along with the times 118 - flowers
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-118-for-may.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 147 - Pretty in pink
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-no-147-theme-pretty-in-pink.html


Saturday, 16 May 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 490 - candy canes

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 490 - anything Christmas optional theme candy canes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used We are 3 papers two from Storybook Christmas paper set and one from Christmas Fun paper set
Teddy Bear from E-Scape and Scrap Christmas Workshop by Butterfly Designs
Candy Cane and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Candy Cane Lane by J C Designs

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

I followed the sketch at Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics 10 - anything festive
https://www.fezziwigsfestivefrolics.com/2020/05/fezziwig-says-anything-festive-goes.html


12 months of Christmas cards link up - deck the paws- midway post

12 months of Christmas cards link up - anything Christmas optional twist deck the paws (create a card that features a cat or dog as the main focus) - midway post
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor this month is Ike's Art who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop
The winner of the challenge will receive a $10 voucher to Ikes Art store


I have use one of the papers from this month's set Pawesome Holiday
Ikes Art Digi stamp Xmas Kat tree which I have coloured with markers and gel pens  (my colouring is not the best as my eyes are very fuzzy)

I hope you will go over and join in the May challenge at
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-65-opt-twistdeck-paws.html

Also don't forget to vote for your favourite from this month's paper set
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2020/05/vote-for-mays-free-digi-paper.html
Everyone who enters a minimum of two cards will receive one of the papers in this set
One random winner who has followed the twist will receive the whole set


I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Animals 38 - anything goes
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-38.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Merry Little Christmas 22 - anything Christmas
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/mlccb-22-may-anything-christmas-goes.html

Show us your pussycats 54 - furrything goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/05/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-54.html


Friday, 15 May 2020

Creative Fingers 186 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 186 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


I sponged white card with distress inks and stamped Lavinia stamp, added rhinestones
Layered onto pink card and then onto paper from Your Next Stamp Designer paper pad Fairytale magic which I think was a prize ages ago.
Added leaves, flower, and brads.
Layered all onto white card.

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

I followed sketch 456 at Try Stampin on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-456.html


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

All Fun 8 - anything goes
https://allfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-8.html

Allsorts weeks 571/2 - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/weeks-5712.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Corrosive Challenge 5 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-5-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Crafters Castle 29 - anything goes
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-29-april-winner.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Lavinia World challenge 26 - anything hand stamped
https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/lavinia-world-challenges-26.html

Love to Craft 46 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/ltccb-45-winner-top-picks.html

Moving Along with the times 118 - flowers
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-118-for-may.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything goes as long as it is a fantasy creation
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge.html

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers 159 - M is for magic
http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2020/05/soss-159-m-is-for-magic.html


Feeling Sketchy 241

Feeling Sketchy 241
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com/


I have used paper, elements and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Make it Bloom by Sekada Designs
Lace from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Delicate Lace by Zesty Designs

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 for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creative Moments 190 - Spring has sprung
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-190.html

Moving along with the times 118 - flowers
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-118-for-may.html



a Bit More Time to Craft 116 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Crafty 116 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/

I have used 2 papers from Lozzy's Apple and Grape paper set
Sentiment, flower and leaves from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Spirit Animal by Papier Studio Silke
Bugaboo precoloured digi stamp Kitty 1 from Kawaii Kitties set (I can'f find this in the shop now but there are lots of other kitties)

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

I followed the Stella Says Sketch 810 at Catch the bug challenge blog so I would like to add my card  to that challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-810.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2019 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/pip-challenge-2019.html

Show us your pussycats 54 - Furrything goes
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/05/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-54.html




Thursday, 14 May 2020

Stampers Delight facebook progressive freebie challenge

Each month Scrappers Delight gives us a free digi stamp to join in the facebook group progressive freebie challenge.

This month we received a set with a fish bowl, fish and other elements to make a scene.

If you haven't already joined in you can buy this set which is on special now at
make a project for the May challenge and then next month you can request the free image.


I used We are 3 paper from Romantic Ocean paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Happy Heart sentiment set 
I have used the fish bowl, fish and two of the other elements from the set which I have coloured with chalks, markers and gel pens.

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Animals 38 - anything goes with an animal (I hope fish count)
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-38.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Fab n Funky 481 - hand coloured image
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-481-hand-coloured-image.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 131 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/05/c131.html

Love to Scrap 133 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/ltscb-133-anything-goes.html




Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Try Stampin on Tuesday 456 - sketch

Try Stampin on Tuesday 456 - sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-456.html
use the technique or sketch or both - have used the sketch

I have used coloured picture from Gecko Galz Stitch in Time collage set
2 papers, sentiment, sewing machine and button elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Patchwork by Manu Scraps.

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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2019 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/pip-challenge-2019.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/05/anything-goes-challenge-week-beginning_12.html

Try it on Tuesday - Lovely ladies
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2020/05/lovely-ladies.html


Monday, 11 May 2020

Not Just Cards (cards also welcome) - anything goes

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



I embossed blue card with Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder.
Printed LeAnn's World 101 digital stamp Sam onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto blue card.  Added music brad and layered all onto white 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 open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

LeAnn's World 101 challenge 26 - anything goes
http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2020/05/leanns-world-101-challenge-26.html

QKR Stampede 397 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-397.html

The Corrosive Challenge 5
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-5-2020-anything-goes-winners.html





Sunday, 10 May 2020

Christmas card club 10 - Christmas door/window

It was Margaret's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card Club for this fortnight and she picked Christmas door/window
It took me ages looking for what to use on this card.

I have used paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Christmas Kisses by Sekada Designs
Window from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Outside my Window mini by Manu Scraps
Coloured tree, girl, baubles and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Christmas Wonder by Jen Maddocks.
Santa sleigh from Create with TLC.

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

QKR Stampede 397 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-397.html

The Holly and Ivy 71 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-71-anything-christmas-goes.html


Saturday, 9 May 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 489 - include a tree or two or more

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 489 - anything Christmas with optional twist add a tree or two or more
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used papers, coloured digi stamp, elements and sentiment from Polkladoodle Angelberry Christmas.

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

I followed May sketch 183 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2020/05/sheepski-designs-sketches-182-183.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Cute Card Thursday 633 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-633-anything-goes.html

Polkadoodles Craft challenge week 18 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-18-anything-goes-craft-card-making.html

The Holly and Ivy 71 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-71-anything-christmas-goes.html


Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode - Seaside fun

Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode - Seaside Fun
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-may-9-may-22-2020

I have used We are 3 papers from Nautical and Nautical Love paper sets
We are 3 precoloured digi stamp Seaside Mermaid (when you buy this stamp you receive the coloured one and a black and white one)
We are 3 sentiment from Mermaid Wishes sentiment set
Fish from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Swim with the fishes.which is free with purchase.

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

I followed sketch 455 at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday - Optional them nautical so I would like to add my card to that challenge.  I  have rotated the sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-455.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Cute Card Thursday 633 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-633-anything-goes.html

Pennys 470 - anything goes using paper
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/pennys-challenge-470.html

QKR Stampede 397 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-397.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn May challenge - anything goes as long as it is a fantasy theme
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge.html


Friday, 8 May 2020

Colour Crazy challenge 18 - anything goes

Colour Crazy challenge 18 - anything goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/

Our sponsor for this challenge is Jan's Digital stamp sets
https://www.janmahew.com/



I have used the black and white digi stamp from Jan's Digital stamp set Toyland Bear 674J which I have coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.
Sentiment from the same set.
With this set you receive black and white and coloured images plus 4 sentiments

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

Unfortunately this will be my last card for the Colour Crazy design team for a few months,    I am struggling to keep up and finding it hard to colour.   Regretfully I have made the decision to take a few months break.
My eyes seem to be getting worse instead of better.  I am hoping that the next eye surgery on 12 June will improve things,

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Animals 38 - anything goes
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-38.html

Cute Card Thursday 633 - anything goes
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-633-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 131 - anything goes (handmade)
]http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/05/c131.html

Make my Monday 121 - use a digital stamp
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-121-use-digital-stamp.html


Tuesday, 5 May 2020

More Mixed Media - anything goes with optional pink

More Mixed Media - anything goes with optional pink - use a little or a lot
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com/


I printed partly coloured Ching-Chou Kuik stamp Carnation and Monarch and coloured the remainder with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens. (I was lucky to win this stamp in April's facebook group challenge)
Cut oval in pink card, embossed it with Cuttlebug roses and layered over the stamp.
Added lace, ribbon, flowers, pearls and butterfly sticker.

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:

Allsorts 570 - butterflies
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-570-butterflies.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge - embossing wet or dry or both
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

Ching-Chou
Kuik facebook group challenge - embossing wet or dry or both
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafters Castle 29 - anything goes
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-29-april-winner.html

Crafty Friends 134 - lace/ribbon
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-134-and-winners-of-challenge.html

Dragonfly Dreams - Ribbon, lace and/or pearls
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/ribbon-lace-andor-pearls.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 131 - anything goes handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/05/c131.html

Make My Monday 121 - Use a digital stamp
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-121-use-digital-stamp.html



Monday, 4 May 2020

Jan's Digis challenge 12 - anything goes

Jan's Digis challenge 12 - anything goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/

I have used 2 papers from We are 3 Spring time paper set
Ribbon banner from We are 3 Ribbon Banner set
Coloured digi stamps and sentiment from Jan's Digis 923J Showers of Tulips

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

I have followed the sketch at Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-april-29th-to-may-12th-2020
Jan is also sponsoring this challenge


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

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for May #5-2020 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2020 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/classic-design-challenge-may-2020.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

 Inkspirational challenge 212 (I have used the flowers as inspiration)
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-212-cake-shop-photo.html


Penny's challenges 470 - anything goes using paper
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/pennys-challenge-469-winner-top-3.html

QKR Stampede 396 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-396.html