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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, 24 January 2021

Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - Spring Spring Spring

 Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-rhymes-january-24-february-7


Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

Barry is a huge musical fan with "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" as his all time favourite.  So he would like you to find inspiration in the song "Spring, Spring, Spring" from the movie version of this musical.  Little trivia is that Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire recorded a duet to this song as well.  Below are the lyrics from Johnny Mercer's lovely and romantic song.

Have fun and happy crafting and we can't wait to see what you create!

Oh, the barnyard is busy in a regular tizzy,
And the obvious reason is because of the season
Ma Nature's lyrical, with her yearly miracle
Spring, Spring, Spring.
All the hen-folk are hatchin'
While their men-folk are scrathin'
To ensure the survival of each brand new arrival.
Each nest is twitterin',
They're all baby-sitterin',
Spring, Spring, Spring.
It's a beehive of buddin' son and daughter life,
Every family has plans in view.
Even down in the brook the underwater life
Is forever blowin' bubbles too.
Every field wears a bonnet
With some spring daisies on it,
Even birds of a feather show their clothes off together.
Sun's gettin' shinery, to spotlight the finery,
Spring, Spring, Spring.
From his eerie, the eagle with his eagle eye
Gazes down across his eagle beak
And a'fixin' his lady with the legal eye
Screams "suppose we fix the date this week!"
Yes, siree, spring disposes
That it's all one supposes
It's a real bed of roses
Waggin' tails, rubbin' noses.
Each day is Mother's Day
The next is some other's day
When love is King


Our Sponsor this month is Sherry West Art who has given us some lovely images to use

I printed Sherry West digital stamp onto white card.  
Added We are 3 sentiment from For You sentiment set
Printed out and coloured with chalks and markers.
Stamped grass and flowers from Posh Impressions Stamp-A-Scene stamp set (I have had this stamp set for many many years)

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1
 - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenge 566 - use something new (new stamp)


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything partly handmade



 The Crafting challenge - anything goes option something new (new stamp)
http://thecraftingchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/gennaio-anything-goes-option-something.html



Saturday, 23 January 2021

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 526 - no sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 526 - anything Christmas with optional theme no sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I have used We are 3 papers from Christmas magic paper set
Ribbon and stars from Scrap Graphics
Beccy's place precoloured digi stamp from The Nativity Digital Stamp set

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

I followed the January sketch at Cheerful sketches so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/challenge-januari.html
I rotated the sketch






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/2021/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge January 2021 #1 - anything goes

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




Friday, 22 January 2021

Creative Fingers 200 - anything goes

 Creative Fingers 200 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


I embossed blue card with Cuttlebug embossing folder from Winter Wonderland set
Coloured white card with blue and green distress crayons and then spritzed with water. This made it look like it was snowing)
Painted snow clouds through stencil with white paint.
Stamped Lavinia stamps Fir Tree 2 LAV497 and Witches cat LAV190.
Painted white paint along top of the grass and circles of white paint down the card and on the tree.
Added spots of glitter glue

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:

Always Fun 197 - use your favourite products (Lavinia stamps, cuttlebug, paints)
 
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/01/challenge-197.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge January 2021 #1 - anything goes

Crafty Animals 46 - anything goes with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2021/01/challenge-46.html

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




Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 150 - anything handmade

Show us your Pussycats 62 - Furrything goes

Stamping Sensations - Favourite stamps (my favourite stamps are the Lavinia stamps)
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/january-favourite-stamps.html

Try it on Tuesday - winter blues



Ink Art facebook group - anything goes using stamps sold at Ink Art
https://www.facebook.com/groups/InkArtDesigns


LeAnn's World 101 Facebook challenges 41 & blog challenge 34

 Every month LeAnn's World kindly gives a free digi stamp to join in the facebook group challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656

I have been joining every month but didn't join the last challenge so I bought the digi this month.

If you didn't enter Challenge #40 and would like to join in this month's challenge, you can purchase "Susie" digistamp from
LeAnn's World 101 Zibbet store with 50% off. "No Coupon Needed"
The digistamp can be found here:

I would also like to add my card to the LeAnn's World 101 blog challenge No 34
https://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2021/01/leanns-world-101-challenge-34.html

I used We are 3 paper from Pastel Splatters paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Birthday Wishes sentiment set
LeAnn's World 101 digi stamp Susie which I coloured with markers
Added ribbon and heart brads

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

Always Fun 197 - use your favourite products (digital stamp and We are 3 products)
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/01/challenge-197.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

As you like it - favourite colours - my favourite colours are purples and pinks which I have always loved.  For this card I combined the pink with blue.  I sometimes combine purples and greens for other cards.
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/favourite-colour-duo-why.html

Aud Sentiments 266 - anything goes plus a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2021/01/266-anything-goes-sentiment.html


Cute Card Thursday 670 - birthdays


Patties Creation 178 - anything goes - must use digital or stamped image
https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/challenge-178.html

Stamping Sensations - Favourite stamps (another of my favourites are LeAnn's World 101 stamps)
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/january-favourite-stamps.html

Through the Craftroom Door 19 January - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2021/01/anything-goes-challenge-19th-january.html

Through the Purple Haze - colour challenge 176 (I have used two of the colours pink and blue)





Wednesday, 20 January 2021

The Paper Shelter 453 - New Beginnings

 The Paper Shelter 453 - New Beginnings
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

I have used  paper from The Paper Shelter Bewitched Night paper set
The Paper Shelter precoloured digi stamp and background from Happy Meow Year set
(In this set you receive the coloured digi and a black and white digi and coloured background)
Added ribbons from Scrap Graphics

I followed sketch 567 at Crazy 4 Challenges so I would like to add my card to that challenge
https://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2021/01/crazy-4-challenges-c4c567.html



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

Allsorts 607 - Something New
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/01/week-607-something-new.html

A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge for January #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2021/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge January 2021 #1 - anything goes

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






Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Jan's Digis midway post - anything goes

 Jan's Digis January midway post - anything goes
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ 

I have used papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Summer & Sea and Summer Splash
Heart punch border from Scrap Graphics
Precoloured digi stamps and sentiment from Jan's Digis Beach Friends 644J set
This set is great value it has coloured and black and white digi stamps and sentiments

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

I followed Sketch 489 at Try Stampin or not on Tuesday (I rotated the sketch) so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/01/challenge-489.html



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/2021/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

A Place to Start January 2021 challenge 1 - anything goes
https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2021/01/january-2021-challenge-1-anything-goes.html

Classic Design challenge January 2021 #1 - anything goes

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

Everybody Art Challenge - anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door January 19 - anything goes



Monday, 18 January 2021

Outlawz Monday Greetings - anything goes + a sentiment

 Outlawz Monday Greetings - anything goes + a sentiment
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-january-18-to-january-31-2021-anything-goes

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said
http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/


I have used background, coloured butterflies and flowers from Fred She Said Distressed Butterfly and blossoms set
Fred She Said Wistful Emma coloured stamp from Wistful Emma or Bride set
Fred She Said sentiment from Uplifting Sentiments set

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

I followed sketch 198 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 for January #1
 - anything goes