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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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Monday, 16 May 2022

LeAnn's World facebook group challenge

 Each month LeAnn gives a free digi stamp to join the facebook group challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656


I have printed LeAnn's world digital stamp Coralia and layered onto We are 3 paper from alcohol splashes paper set.  Added ribbon from Scrap Graphics and We are 3 sentiment from Friendship sentiment set.
Coloured digi with Twinkling H2O paints, watercolour pencils and water, sharpie pen and glitter gel pen.
Added dolphin and dragonfly brads.

I have followed sketch 743 at Paper Minutes
https://paperminutes.blogspot.com/2022/05/paperminutes-743-sketch.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Arty Divas - anything goes
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-challenge-and-march-winners.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Coloring with pencils - anything coloured using pencils
http://kleurenmetpotloden.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-mei-alles-mag.html

Colour Crazy Week 18 - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/week-18-anything-goes-colouring.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creative Crafters 52 - anything goes
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-52.html

Fab n Funky 551 - fantasy
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-551-fantasy.html

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - anything goes using water
https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2022/05/hls-may-watercolour-challenge.html 

LeAnn's World blog challenge 50 - anything goes
https://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-50-mid-month-inspiration.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 182 - anything partly handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2022/05/182-leanns-world-101.html

Love to Scrap 155 - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/05/ltscb-155-anything-goes-ltscb-154.html

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge 5 - mermaids + a dragonfly
https://paperdragonflycreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-5-mermaids-sponsored-by.html

Sognando Scrap - anything goes
http://sognandoscrap.blogspot.com/2022/05/il-102-challenge-di-sognando-scrap-dal.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything fantasy
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-challenge.html


Jan's Digis midway post - anything goes

 

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


Layered Jan's Digi coloured digi stamp and sentiment from Paws-itivity set onto We are 3 papers from Muddy Paws paper set

Paws-itivity digi set is on special this month.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team at the midway post and at the start of the challenge and join in the challenge at
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-anything-goes.html

I followed the May sketch at Cheerful Sketches
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/mei-challenge.html


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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Country View challenges - cats and dogs
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-cats-dogs.html

Crafting Happiness 123 - anything goes
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/123-may-anything-goes-always.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creative Sketchy Girls 71 - animal on your card
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-71-dier-op-je-kaart.html


12 months of Christmas cards 88 link up midway post - Christmas sports

12 months of Christmas cards link up 88 midway post - optional theme Christmas sports
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/


I layered coloured picture from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Ice Crush mini kit by Benthai Creations onto Lisa's paper which is the free paper this month for everyone who enters 2 cards into the challenge.
Added We are 3 sentiment from Christmas Greetings sentiment set

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team at the start of the challenge and the midway post and join in the challenge at 
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-88-anything-goes-christmas.html

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Krafty Chicks 611 - Christmas
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/blog-post.html


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Christmas card club - sentiment as main focus

 It was Elizabeth's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and she picked sentiment as the main focus.


I have used glitter paper and other papers, elements and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio plus typed Wishing You in Word Art.
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics

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

I followed sketch 554 at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-554.html

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - any occasion
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-429-any-occasion.html

Allsorts 676 - add some sparkle (glitter paper and glittery elements)
https://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/week-676-add-some-sparkle.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

International Art and Soul - three of something (3 circles)
http://intaas.blogspot.com/2022/05/ch133-3-of-something.html

Krafty Chicks 611 - Christmas
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/blog-post.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Think Pink
https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2022/05/think-pink.html

Jingle Bells - Pink, Grey (or silver) and Ivory (or white) as per the picture.   I have used pink, grey and silver and white
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2022/05/winter-grays.html


Peace on Earth Christmas 16 - anything Christmas
https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/05/peace-on-earth-challenge-16.html




Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - A dream is a wish your heart makes

 Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes
http://granmargaret.blogspot.com/2022/05/christmas-card-club-sentiment-as-main.html

Our sponsor is Sherry West Art

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

 

A dream is a wish your heart makes

When you're fast asleep

In dreams you will lose your heartache

Whatever you wish for you keep

 

Have faith in your dreams and someday

Your rainbow will come smiling through

No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

The dream that you wish will come true

 

A dream is a wish your heart makes

When you're feeling small

Alone in the night you whisper

 

Thinking no one can hear you at all

You wake with the morning sunlight

To find fortune that is smiling on you

 

Don't let your heart be filled with sorrow

For all you know tomorrow

The dream that you wish will come true

No matter how you heart is grieving

If you keep up believing

The dream that you wish will come true

Written by: Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, David Pack

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


I layered Sherry West digital stamp onto We Are3 paper from Watercolor Strokes paper set
Added rainbow from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Daydream Believer by Aimee Harrison
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics
We are 3 sentiment from Birthday Wishes sentiment set
Coloured digi stamp with watercolor pencils and water and a glitter gel pen for the stars.

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

I followed sketch 743 at Paper Minutes
https://paperminutes.blogspot.com/2022/05/paperminutes-743-sketch.html

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Coloring with pencils - anything coloured with pencils
http://kleurenmetpotloden.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-mei-alles-mag.html

Colour Crazy week 19 - anything hand coloured
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/week-19-anything-goes-colouring.html

C.R.A.F.T. 637 - anything goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-637-anything-goes.html

Craft Rocket 92 - birthday
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-92-birthday.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday - anything goes
https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2022/05/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-may.html

Fab n Funky 551 - fantasy
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-551-fantasy.html

Happy Little Stampers May watercolor - anything goes using water
https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2022/05/hls-may-watercolour-challenge.html

Love to Craft 68 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/05/ltccb-68-anything-goes-ltccb-67-winner.html

Moving along with the Times 142 - birthday
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-142-for-may.html

Pearly Sparkles 93 - Lets layer it up
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-73-lets-layer-it-up.html

The Fairy and the unicorn - anything fantasy
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-challenge.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Think pink
https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2022/05/think-pink.html

Double Trouble 109 - somewhere over the rainbow
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-109-somewhere-over-rainbow.html

Thing 1 Trouble Maker - include a rainbow


Thing 3 Twisted Sister  - include fantasy (fairy)


Thing 2 - Double Dare - partnering with Colorful Options
Colorful Options May challenge - pretty pink
https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022.html



Saturday, 14 May 2022

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 594 - Candy Canes

 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 594 - anything Christmas with optional Candy Canes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


I used one We are 3 paper from Christmas Fun paper set.  Two We are 3  papers from Peppermint paper set.  We are 3 sentiment from Merry Christmas sentiment set
Paper behind sentiment and coloured Teddy bear from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Candy Cane Christmas by Fran B Designs.
Heart border 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 555 at Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday (I rotated the sketch)
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-555.html

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 429 - any occasion
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-429-any-occasion.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge - anything goes Christmas
http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2022/05/hls-may-christmas-challenge.html

The Holly and Ivy 115 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-115-anything-christmas-goes.html

Christmas Craft Creations - two colours (red and green)
https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge-two-colours.html



Friday, 13 May 2022

Creative Fingers 231 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 231 - anything goes
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/


I have used scraps of paper from Christmas basics paper pad which were  left over from making other cards.
I dry embossed the green paper with Cuttlebug Christmas stars and the red paper with Cuttlebug Snow Dots embossing folder.   (The embossing doesn't show up very well in the scan).
Punched another piece of scrap paper from the same pad with scalloped punch.
Stamped manger scene onto white card and heat embossed with WOW clear hologram embossing glitter
Punched out with a smaller scalloped punch and layered on top.
Added left over sentiment piece from same paper pad.

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 May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Incy Wincy - use a die cut or punches
https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-use-die-cut-or-punch-closes.html

Krafty Chicks 611 - Christmas
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/blog-post.html

Lets Squash It 20 - Squash those scraps - use any embossing folder and scraps
https://letssquashit.blogspot.com/2022/05/lets-squash-it-challenge-20-squash.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 181 - anything partly hand made
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2022/05/181-joy-clair-designs.html

The Holly and Ivy 115 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-115-anything-christmas-goes.html

Christmas Craft Creations - two colours (red and green)
https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge-two-colours.html




My Time to Craft Christmas 34 - Sled or sleigh

 My Time to Craft Christmas 34 - Sled or sleigh
https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/

I have used four We are 3 papers from Winter paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Merry Christmas sentiment set
Jan's Digi Stamp from Sleigh Ride set
Heart punch border 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 555 at Try Stampin or not on Tuesday optional theme pastels
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-555.html



I would like to add my card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 429 - any occasion
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-429-any-occasion.html

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

C.R.A.F.T. 637 - anything goes
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-637-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Dream Valley 269 - four legged friends
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-269-4-legged-friends.html

Krafty Chicks 611 - Christmas
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/blog-post.html

The Holly and Ivy 115 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-115-anything-christmas-goes.html

Your Scrapbook Place 
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge-all-dressed-up.html


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Farm Quest challenge 3 - basket and cherries

Farm Quest challenge 3 - basket and cherries
https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/fqcb-theme-3-basket-and-cherries-starts.html


I have used We are 3 paper from Fruity paper set
We are 3 sentiment from Fruity sentiment set
Basket from Digital Scrapbooking Studio CU Basketry by Zesty Designs and cherries from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Juicy & Sweet by Lisa Rosa Designs

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Cardz 4 Galz 172 - food and drink
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2022/05/172-food-and-or-drink.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafting Happiness 128 - anything goes
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/123-may-anything-goes-always.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 2219 - anything goes
https://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/pip-challenge-2219.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 212 - anything goes
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-212-anything-goes.html


Monday, 9 May 2022

Outlawz Monday Greetings - photo inspiration + greeting

Outlawz Monday Greetings -  Challenge Theme:  Let the photo inspire you 
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/monday-greetings-challenge-may-9-may-22



Our sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls
https://paper-nest-dolls.myshopify.com/


I used Paper Nest Dolls digi stamp Lulu bee which I coloured with chalks and markers
Paper and coloured umbrella. mouse and cake from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Ribbon from Scrap Graphics.  Added flowers and rhinestones

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

I followed sketch 554 at Try Stampin or not on Tuesday - I rotated the sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-554.html



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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafting Happiness 123 - anything goes
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/123-may-anything-goes-always.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Dare 2B Artzy - flowers
https://blog.dare2bartzy.com/may-challenge-flowers-3/

Dragonfly Dreams - butterflies and/or flowers
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge-butterflies-andor-flowers.html

Get Creative 111 -use flowers
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/ch-111-use-flowers.html

Heart's Quest challenge 3 - orange  - use at lease one orange heart - I have two on my card
https://heartsquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/hqcb-color-heart-challenge-3-in-orange.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 181 - anything with some handmade
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2022/05/181-joy-clair-designs.html

Passion for Markers 639 (must use markers) - flowers
https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/week-639flowers.html

Pearly Sparkles 73 - Lets layer it up
https://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-73-lets-layer-it-up.html

Stamping Sensations - anything stamped with option of floral or fauna
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge.html

The Fairy and the Unicorn - anything fantasy
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-challenge.html

Unicorn challenge 76 - include pearls/bling
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-76-include-pearlsbling.html

We love stamping - for a lady or girl
https://www.welovestamping.co.uk/2022/05/may-challenge.html


Saturday, 7 May 2022

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 593 - bell or bells


Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 593 -anything Christmas with optional theme bell or bells
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

I have used We are 3 papers from Winter Sunshine, Christmas Fun and Peppermint paper packs
We are 3 coloured printable from Christmas Banners printables set

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

I followed sketch 471 at Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge
http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/sketch-471.html



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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafting Happiness 123 - anything goes
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/123-may-anything-goes-always.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creative Knockouts 451 - anything goes
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2022/05/451-anything-goes-star-stampz.html

 Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge - anything Christmas
http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2022/05/hls-may-christmas-challenge.html

Outlawz Festive Friday has five themes - this is another card for Christmas
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-april-29-may-12

Peace on Earth 15 - anything Christmas
https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2022/05/peace-on-earth-challenge-15.html

The Holly and Ivy 115 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-115-anything-christmas-goes.html


Friday, 6 May 2022

My Time to Craft 481 - Around the House

 My Time to Craft 481 - Around the house
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

I used The Paper Shelter papers from Chocolat and Fraise  paper pack
The Paper Shelter precoloured digi stamp and backgroind Comfy at home from the Stay at Home Collection (6 digis for the price of 3)

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

I followed sketch 228 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (with twist April showers bring May flowers)
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-at-sweet-sketch-wednesday-2.html

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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafting Happiness 123 - anything goes
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/123-may-anything-goes-always.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Dare 2B Artzy - flowers (flowers on the paper)
https://blog.dare2bartzy.com/may-challenge-flowers-3/

Get Creative 111 - use flowers (flowers on the papers)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/ch-111-use-flowers.html





Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Mothers Day card

 Mothers Day in Australia is next Sunday 8 May.

My eldest grand daughter had a baby boy in January so I decided to send her a Mothers Day card for her first Mothers Day.


I used paper, elements and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Artful Marks Mother bundle by Jen Maddocks.  Typed 1st

My grandson 9 weeks old



I would like to add my card to the following:

613 Avenue Create - with optional twist mother
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/05/202205-may-2022-anything-goes-woptional.html 

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Creatalicious 234- anything goes with optional Mothers Day
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-234-anything-goes-with.html

Dream Factory 103 - Mothers Day and/or Fathers Day
https://traumfabrik-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-103-plotzlich-papa-two-is.html

Inspiration Destination 29 - Mother and child (I found a different picture of a mother and child)
https://inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/inspiration-station-challenge-29-mother.html



Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik blog and facebook challenges - anything goes

 Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge - anything goes
https://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832


I have layered Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp Dreamy Lily  onto papers from Digital Scrapbooking Time to Breath by Carin Grobe Design.
Added bow from same set.
We are 3 sentiments from All Occasion and Special Wishes
Coloured digi with watercolour pencils and water.

I followed sketch 553 at Try Stampin or not on Tuesday
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-553.html



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

A Place to Start 05 2022 - anything goes optional theme lillies and lace (I have lillies)
https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-052022-anything-goes.html

Country View - cats and dogs
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-2022-cats-dogs.html

Get Creative 111 - use flowers 
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/ch-111-use-flowers.html

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - anything goes using water colour
https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/search/label/Watercolour%20Challenge

Make My Monday 173 - happy birthday
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2022/04/173-happy-birthday.html

Stamping Sensations - anything with optional floral and fauna
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/may-challenge.html



Monday, 2 May 2022

Jan's Digis May challenge - Anything goes -

 Jan's Digis - Anything goes 
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/

I have layered Jan's Digis precoloured digi stamps and sentiment from The Aviator digi set onto We are 3 papers from April Showers paper set

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html


Sunday, 1 May 2022

Christmas Card Club - CAS

 It was Gwen's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas Club this fortnight and she picked Clean and Simple


I have used Polkadoodles coloured digi stamp Just for you from Winnie Christmas Wishes bundle.
Typed sentiment.

If you would like to see the cards by the other Christmas Club members 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 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Christmas with the Cuties - Last Christmas you gave me a heart (add a heart of any size - there are two hearts hanging from the tree and one heart on the bird house)
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2022/04/challenge-no-59-theme-last-christmas-i.html

Polkadoodles Week 17 card making crafting challenge

Guest designer for Mirtillamente challenge

I was lucky to be one of the top picks for the March challenge at Mirtillamente and won a digi stamp which I was invited to use to be a guest designer for the May challenge
https://mirtillamente-challenge.blogspot.com/


I layered the Mirtillamente precoloured digi stamp Le Pine: Catherine Xmas onto Mirtillamente Rainbow digital papers
Added presents from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
We are 3 sentiment from Happy Christmas sentiment set

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

I have followed sketch 227 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (I rotated the sketch)
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-at-sweet-sketch-wednesday-2.html



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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html

Krafty Chicks 609 - all occasions
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/kcc-609-all-occasions.html

Outlawz Festive Friday has 5 themes - this is another card for Christmas
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-april-29-may-12


Critter Crazy May challenge 62 - anything featuring a critter

 Critter Crazy 62 - anything goes with a featured critter
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/


I have used paper, border and coloured elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Sweet Poetry bundle by Keep in Touch Designs.
We are 3 sentiment from All Occasion sentiment set

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 May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html


Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - Wynken, Blynken and Nod

 Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/sunday-songs-and-rhymes-may-1-14

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

 

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

BY EUGENE FIELD

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night

Sailed off in a wooden shoe--

Sailed on a river of crystal light,

Into a sea of dew.

"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"

The old moon asked of the three.

"We have come to fish for the herring fish

That live in this beautiful sea;

Nets of silver and gold have we!"

Said Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

 

The old moon laughed and sang a song,

As they rocked in the wooden shoe,

And the wind that sped them all night long

Ruffled the waves of dew.

The little stars were the herring fish

That lived in that beautiful sea--

"Now cast your nets wherever you wish--

Never afeard are we!"

So cried the stars to the fishermen three:

Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

 

All night long their nets they threw

To the stars in the twinkling foam---

Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,

Bringing the fishermen home;

'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed

As if it could not be,

And some folks thought 'twas a dream they 'd dreamed

Of sailing that beautiful sea---

But I shall name you the fishermen three:

Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

 

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,

And Nod is a little head,

And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies

Is a wee one's trundle-bed.

So shut your eyes while mother sings

Of wonderful sights that be,

And you shall see the beautiful things

As you rock in the misty sea,

Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:

Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

 


I used the words Moon and stars an have layered Sheep Ski Design digi stamp Image No 250 Conversation onto papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Star Gazer by Synergy Ink.   
Coloured with a marker for the skin and watercolour pencils for the rest.
Added star and word art from same set.

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

I followed the Outlawz Wednesday sketch



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

A Perfect Time to Craft Open challenge for May#5 2022 - anything goes 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html

Classic Design challenge May 2022 #5 - anything goes 
https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/classic-design-challenge-may-5.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2022/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html