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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Friday, 21 January 2022

Creative Fingers 223 - anything goes

 Creative Fingers 223 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

I added distress ink to stamp block and spritzed with water.  Wiped over white card.
When dry sponged with distress ink.
Stamped Lavinia stamp LAV419 Alana with VersaFine Ink and heat embossed with WOW hologram sparkle embossing glitter.  Stamped three Lavinia633 mini fish with VersaFine Ink.
Tried to draw waves.
Dry embossed blue card with Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder (I have had this folder for a long time).
Added dolphin brads.
Layered the blue card over the mermaid picture.
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 also like to add my card to the following:

Ink Art facebook group - anything goes using a stamp bought from Ink Art
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718092975093463

International Art and Soul 125 - Get Inky
http://intaas.blogspot.com/2022/01/ch-125-get-inky.html

.Lets Squash it 16 - under the sea
https://letssquashit.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-16-under-sea.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 174 - anything partly handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2022/01/c-174.html

Outlawz Crash Your Stash - embossing folders 
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/crash-your-stash/forum/topics/january-february-crash-your-stash-embossing-folders

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything fantasy
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022-challenge.html

Use your stuff 439 - inspired by Disney (The Little Mermaid)
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2022/01/439-inspired-by-disney.html

We love 2 create 1 - anything mixed media goes
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2021/12/craft-card-making-scrapbooking-mixed.html


Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges - winter dragonfly

 A New challenge has started Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges - winter dragonfly
https://paperdragonflycreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-1-2022-winter-dragonfly.html#comment-form


I have used We are 3 papers from Delightful Dragonflies paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Magical Birthday sentiment set
Gecko Galz coloured picture of girl on dragonfly from Darling Dragonflies digital collage set
Extra dragonflies, brads, borders and ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

I followed the sketch at Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge (I rotated the sketch)
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-jan-19-feb-1



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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Aud Sentiments 290 - anything goes + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/01/290-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge January 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/classic-design-challenge-january-2022-1.html

C.R.A.F.T. 624 - Anything goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-624-anything-goes.html

Creative Knockouts 436 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/01/436-anything-goes-pretty-cute-stamps.html

Double D - blue and white winter
https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/01/blue-white-winter.html

Moving along with the times 138 - suitable for a lady or girl
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-138-for-january.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - the colour blue
https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-color-blue.html










Thursday, 20 January 2022

Gecko Galz Customer challenge - Pre Raphaelite Dreams

 Gecko Galz monthly challenge - Pre Raphaelite Dreams
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2022/01/gecko-galz-monthly-challengepre.html



I  have used papers and large coloured image from Gecko Galz Pre Raphaelite Junk Journal Kit and small coloured images from Gecko Galz Pre Raphalite Jewels
Bow and brads from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

I followed the sketch at Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge (I rotated the sketch)
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-jan-19-feb-1

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/classic-design-challenge-january-2022-1.html

Colorful Options No 1 - blue or rainbow
https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022.html

Crafts Galore Encore challenge 95 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Crafty Hazelnut's December pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Dreaming of Scrap 98 - anything goes
http://sognandoscrap.blogspot.com/2022/01/98-challenge-di-sognando-scrap-dal.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - the colour blue
https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-color-blue.html

Through the Craftroom Door started 18 January
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2022/01/anything-goes-challenge-18th-january.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html


Wednesday, 19 January 2022

The Paper Shelter 495 - New beginnings

 The Paper Shelter 495 - new beginnings
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

I used The Paper Shelter paper from Victorian Beauty paper pack
The Paper Shelter precoloured digi stamp from A New Beginning set
Ribbons from Scrap Graphics
I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I followed sketch 538 at Try Stampin or not on Tuesday
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-538.html

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

A Place to start 01 2022 January - anything goes
https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-012022-january-anything-goes.html

Classic Design challenge January 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/classic-design-challenge-january-2022-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's December pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday - optional theme something new
https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2022/01/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-january.html-

Everybody Art challenge 505 - anything goes
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/505.html

Little Red Wagon 636 - Pattern paper
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-636-pick-patterned-paper.html

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - anything goes with optonal feminine
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-january-13th-26th-feminine

Through the Purple Haze 188 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-188.html

Try it on Tuesday - in with the new (new year)
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2022/01/in-with-new.html


Gecko Galz monthly image challenge

Each month Gecko Galz gives a free image to join the monthly image challenge
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com/p/gecko-galz-image-challenge-of-month.html


I have layered the Gecko Galz image onto Gecko Galz papers from Never More ATC collection and It's all black and white
We are 3 sentiment from Dreams sentiment set

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Aud Sentiments 290 - anything goes + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/01/290-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge January 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/classic-design-challenge-january-2022-1.html

Crafty Hazelnut's December pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Creative Knockouts 435 - something to say
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/01/435-something-to-say-mirtillamente.html

Through the Craftroom Door anything goes challenge 18 January
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2022/01/anything-goes-challenge-18th-january.html


Monday, 17 January 2022

Jan's Digis reminder post - anything goes

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


 I have used We are 3 papers from Birthday Bouquet and Magical Gel Prints paper sets
Ribbon, bow and brads from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Jan's Digis precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Flower Cart 789J  digital set 
This set is great value and is on special at the moment

This Digital Stamp Set Contains:

  • 1 Color Drawing- in JPG and PNG format 
  • 3 Color Drawings in PNG format
  • 3 Black and WhiteDrawings- PNG format
  • 2 Color Sentiments- in PNG format
  • 3 Sentiments- in PNG format

12 Images Total

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team at the reminder post and the challenge  post and join in the challenge
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022-challenge-always-anything.html


The challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday was to use a sketch from 2021 - I followed sketch 214 
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2022/01/welcome-to-2022.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Aud Sentiments 290 - anything goes + a sentiment
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/01/290-anything-goes-sentiment.html

Classic Design challenge January 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/classic-design-challenge-january-2022-1.html

Colorful options no 1 - blue or rainbow
https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022.html

Crafty Hazelnut's December pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html

Everybody Art challenge 505 - anything goes
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/505.html

Little Red Wagon 636 - patterned paper
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-636-pick-patterned-paper.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - the colour blue
https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-color-blue.html

Through the Purple Haze 188 - anything goes
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/challenge-188.html



Outlawz Monday Greetings - add buttons + greeting

 Outlawz Monday Greetings - add buttons + greeting
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-17-to-30-january-2022-add-buttons

Our sponsor is Morgan's Fitzsimons Art World
https://creativeartdesignstudio.ecwid.com/Digital-Stamps-c39029013

I printed Morgan Fitzsimons digi stamp winter 6 large and coloured it with chalks and markers.
I then scanned it and reduced it down to fit on my card.
Layered it onto papers from Digital Scrapbooking Quilting Bee collection by Aimee Harrison
Added buttons from the same collection.
Added ribbon from Scrap Graphics
We are 3 sentiment from Special birthday sentiment set

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

I followed the sketch at Incy Wincy Designs
https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2021/12/sketch-andor-color-swatch.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html

Classic Design challenge January 2022 #1 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/01/classic-design-challenge-january-2022-1.html

Colorful Options challenge 1 - blue or rainbow
https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022.html

Crafts Galore encore challenge 95 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/january-2022-crafts-galore-encore.html

Creative Knockouts 435 - something to say
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/01/435-something-to-say-mirtillamente.html

Morgan's Art World 1 - anything goes
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2022/01/morgans-artworld-challenge-1.html

Watercooler Wednesday 332 - all things feminine
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/01/wwc332-tristans-challenge-all-things.html