Wednesday, 19 July 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes' theme.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi from the Bugaboo set 'Winter Bears' which you can find here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'pattern paper'
 Crafty Gals Corner - 'Christmas in July'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
As You Like It Challenge - 'pearls or gems' (gems on Christmas projects for sparkle)

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Use Patterned Paper


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge and this week we're asking you to 'use patterned paper'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card, I've used a digi stamp from Lia Stampz called 'Little Ana' which you can find here in the Lia Stampz Etsy store.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and Trimcraft.  The sentiment and Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards and I've also added some paper flowers to finish the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Cardmakers - 'lots of layers'
Creative Knockouts - 'birthday wishes'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Christmas in July


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'Christmas in July'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the '3 Santas' outline sticker sheet which is available here on the Little Claire Designs website.  It's also part of the July Bargain Bundle of outline stickers which you can find here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and layered it on to some green paper and then some red gingham paper.

The base card is available from Little Claire Designs here.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website and this week our theme is 'clean and simple or fussy and fancy'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

The prizes on offer this week are:


I've gone for 'clean and simple' for my card.  I've used a stamp called 'Dayna - Birthdays' which you can find here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a dry embossed background.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie
Crafty Animals Challenge - 'anything goes'

Digital Delights Hostess Monday - Santa Molly


 Yesterday it was my turn to post on the Digital Delights Blog for the Hostess Monday spot and this is the card I made.

I've used  the very cute "Santa Molly" digi stamp available here and the "Christmas Carolers" Digital Paper Pack available here.

If you would like to see how to make the card, have a look here for my photo tutorial. 

And here's another view of the card to show the shape:


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
 Sweet Stampin' Christmas - 'anything goes'
Hiding in My Craft Room - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps called 'Xmas Pud' which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges - 'anything goes'
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge - 'anything goes'

Sunday, 16 July 2017

New Sparkles Challenge - Thinking of You or a Sympathy Card


A new challenge started yesterday on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this time we're looking for a 'thinking of you or sympathy card'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used the very pretty 'Dinkies Sunflowers in Squares' stamp from Little Claire Designs.  You can find the stamp here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Pile It On Challenge - 'primary colours or something beginning with S' (sunflowers)
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'in the garden'
Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Through the Purple Haze - 'things with wings' (butterflies)
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sunsational Stamps Inspiration Post - Sleigh Bells Ring


 Today it's my turn to share some inspiration on the Sunsational Stamps Blog and I'm staying with the 'Christmas in July' theme.

For this card I've used the very cute 'Sleigh Bells Ring' which you can find here on the website.

You can find my post here on the blog.

Here's a side view of the card:


'Christmas in July' is also the theme for our challenge this month - you can find all the details and link up your entries here.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Reminder - Anything Goes


It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog and this month's challenge theme is 'anything goes'.

All the details about the challenge are here in the post from the beginning of the month and the prize on offer for this month's winner is:


I'm sharing a card made with the brand new 'Hedgie Hoggie Hugs for Christmas' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire Designs website.

If you saw the recent Little Claire Designs show on Hochanda you might have seen Steve demoing this card!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'

Imagine That July Creative Link Up - Anything Crafty Goes!


Today I'm sharing some inspiration for this month's Creative Link Up on the Imagine That Creative Playground Blog.  You can find all the details here on the blog.

You can link up anything crafty to the challenge and you'll be in with the chance of winning a $10 prize coupon for the store.  Plus if you link up a card with an Imagine That Digistamp image as the main focus you will be sent this month's feature digi set free:


You can also find 'Baby Mermaid' here on the website.

I've used the outline version of the main image and coloured it with Promarkers.  The paper I've used is included with the set as is the sentiment I've used.

I've added some silver paper as a mat round the image, some pale blue pearls and two silver nail head gems.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'use pearls'
Double D Challenge - 'pastel party'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Reminder


It's time for our mid-challenge reminder on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - our challenges are always 'anything goes' as long as your card is Christmas themed.

You can find the original July challenge post here with all the details and the mid-challenge reminder post here.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for the new Little Claire Designs Christmas Box which was launched on Hochanda recently.

This little guy is called 'Scottie Fairy Lights'.

You can find the box here on the Little Claire website.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'ribbon on any Christmas project'
The Ribbon Girl Blog - 'use any image challenge'
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Animals Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Ribbons/Bows


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'ribbons/bows'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from All Dressed Up called 'My Baby Shower' - you can find it here in the All Dressed Up Etsy shop.

The background I've used is card from Lime Tree Crafts and the ribbon is from my stash.  I added some pearls to finish the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - 'celebration'
Double D Challenge - 'pastel party'
Passion for Promarkers - 'add pearls'
Always Fun Challenges - 'anything goes'

Digital Delights New Release - Piggy Bank Scottie


Today I'm sharing some DT inspiration for Digital Delights using one of this month's new release images.


I'm using the very cute 'Piggy Bank Scottie' - you can find him here on the Digital Delights website.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and I've used papers from Craft Creations.  The sentiment I've used is part of the 'Keeping in Touch' sentiment set from Digital Delights which you can find here.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - 'do it for the dudes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'man/boy'
Creates and Makes Challenge - 'anything goes/sentiment'

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes theme' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and 

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Little Blue Button Stamps called 'Caroling Sophie' - you can find her here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy Challenge - 'anything goes'
 Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes/Christmas in July'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Scribbles Designs - 'holiday hoopla'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from SheepSki Designs called 'Penguin Pals' - you can find it here in Andrea's Etsy shop.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image and papers from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes'
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes/snowflakes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'add pearls'
 Use Your Stuff Challenge - 'all creatures great and small'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - 'anything goes'
Scribbles Designs Challenge - 'holiday hoopla'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'

Monday, 10 July 2017

New Cutie Pie Challenge - Here Come the Girls!


There's a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'here come the girls'.  You can find all the details about the challenge here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Crafty Sentiment Designs called 'Fifi - Bubbles' - you can find her here on their website.  The sentiment I've used is from an old Greetings Farm set.

I've used papers from Craft Creations and finished my card with gems and Card Candi.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Create and Inspire Challenge - 'anything goes'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
Corrosive Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'anything goes'
Kitty Bee Challenge - 'girly cards'
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - 'layer it up'
Creative Inspirations - 'dots and/or stripes'

Sunday, 9 July 2017

New from Little Claire Designs - We 3 Robins


Did you watch the Little Claire Designs show on Hochanda on Friday?  If you did then you will have seen some great new Christmas stamps and the wonderful range of outline stickers on sale too.

The first product featured on the show was the brand new Christmas Stamp Box.  It features stamps, papers, card blanks, gems and project sheets to make six cards all designed by me.

You can buy the box here on the Little Claire Designs website.

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for the box - if you watched the show on Friday you will have seen Steve demonstrating this card.

The stamp is called 'We 3 Robins' and both sentiments I've used are part of the set in the box.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'anything goes/snowflakes'
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'N is for new and O is for old' (new stamp)
Fussy and Fancy Friday - 'celebration'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'Christmas in July'
My Time to Craft Challenge - 'Christmas in July'
I Love Promarkers - 'special occasions'

Friday, 7 July 2017

All Dressed Up Stamps New Release - Jam Jars


Today it's the turn of the Facebook Design Team to share some inspiration using this month's beautiful new releases from All Dressed Up Stamps.

You can find the inspiration post here in the Facebook Group - if you're not already a member of the group then you should definitely join!

I was given the very elegant 'Jam Jars' digi stamp to work with - you can find it here in the All Dressed Up Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then layered it up with some papers from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'

New Pattie's Creations Challenge - Something Sweet


There's a new challenge today on the Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'something sweet'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pattie's Creations called 'Ice Cream Sundae' - you can find it here in Pattie's Etsy store.

I've used papers from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'anything goes' 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - Butterflies


The theme for today's new challenge on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog is 'butterflies' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I created the background for my card using Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink pads.

I then stamped the sentiment and one of the buterflies from the 'Own Kind of Beautiful' stamp set from Visible Image.

I layered the stamped panel onto to white and black paper and finished the card with some black gems.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - 'stamping, no digis'
Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Sports/Games


A new challenge has started today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'sports/games'.  You can find all the details here on the chllenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used one of the images from the Little Claire Designs Irresistible Images 'Men' pack which you can find here on their website.

I used some patterned paper from Stampin' Up and other papers from Craft Creations.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Love to Craft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Sunny Day Crafting - 'A is for animals'
Crafty Animals Challenge - 'anything goes'

New Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started yesterday on Penny's Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used an image from Digistamps 4 Joy which is part of the 'Gardening Set' - you can find the set here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used an embossing folder from Stampin' Up for the background of the card.

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Little Boys and Girls


A new challenge started yesterday on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'little boys and girls'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Gaming Andy' - you can find him here on their website.

I coloured the digi stamp with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and Dovecraft.  The gems I've used are from Poundland.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Love to Craft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes' 
Passion for Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - 'man/boy'
Crafty Purple Frog - 'make it manly'

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Beside the Sea


A new challenge started on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog on Tuesday and this fortnight our theme is 'beside the sea'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used an outline sticker from Little Claire Designs called 'Wavy Seascape' which you can find here on their website.

The base card, paper and life buoy die cut I've used are from a nautical themed card making kit which was a free gift with a recent issue of Quick Cards magazine.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges - 'anything goes/red, white and blue'
Seize the Birthday - 'red, white and you (blue)'
Let's Craft and Create - 'red, white and blue'
Simon Monday Challenge - 'red, white and/or blue'

New Through the Craft Room Door Magazine


The July/August edition of the Through the Craft Room Door has just been released and it's another bumper issue!

For this edition our Featured Digi Artist is the very talented Beccy Muir of Beccys Place Designs. Her Design team has provided some wonderful cards to go along with the really fun Digi set "Dancing Queen" she has given us for personal use.

The July/August Challenge will be paper-pieced cards/projects and the Designers of Through the Craft Room Door have created some awesome inspiration for you.

We have some fun and amazing tutorials to share including one on how to make those alcohol markers work a little harder for you. We also have a fantastic tutorial for making lovely vintage style lace bracelets. Looking for some creative ideas for your Bible journaling? ... We have that too and so much more, you are bound to find something that sparks that creativity fire in you!
 
If you are not a subscriber, $18.00 for the first year is a great deal as you receive access to back issues, including videos and Digi images. If interested, you can create a profile and subscribe via the subscription tab. Once payment is received, an invitation to access the Subscribers Only Area of the Website will be sent to you.

Have a look here for more details.

And this is my project for the current issue of the magazine:


The supplies list and the instructions are all available in the magazine.

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog on Monday and, as always, our theme is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We've got a brand new sponsor this week:





For my card I've used a digi stamp from Createful Heart Digis called 'Harvey Hedgehog and Bradford Bee' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.  I coloured the image with Promarkers.

The papers are from Craft Creations and I've also added a peel off greeting to finish the card.

GDT Card for Hanna and Friends Challenge - Birthday Blog Party


I'm back again today as a GDT for the Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog - a big thanks to the ladies on the team for asking me to join you again!

Today is a special post as the challenge blog is eight years old and they're having a birthday blog party to celebrate!

All the details are here on the challenge blog.

And here on my blog the prize is:

€10 voucher from Paperbasic

Please leave a comment on this post for the chance to win!

Here's my GDT card:


I've used a stamp from Little Claire Designs called 'Cats Are Nice' - it's only available now as a digi stamp here now but I used the acrylic stamp.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

New Daisy Chain Challenge - Floral


There's a new challenge today on the Daisy Chain Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'floral'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my Little Claire class in May. 

I used some of the stickers from the 'Spikey Flowers' outline sticker sheet which you can find here on their website.

They were coloured with Promarkers and then layered on to black and blue paper.  I used two circle dies for the centre of the card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes' 
613 Avenue Create - 'anything goes/monochrome

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

New Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes theme'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This week's prize is:


3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs digi stamp or 1image if they didn't plus 1 digi stamp for our Crafty Sentiments Designs favourite.

Today is also the first day of the July new releases and for my card I've used one of the new releases called 'Ice Pops'.

I coloured the digi with Promarkers and used paper from Papermania.  The gems I've used are from Poundland.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - 'anything goes'
Creative Inspirations Challenge - 'dots and/or stripes'

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