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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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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Lady Anne's Christmas progressive challenge No 6 card 2

Lady Anne's Christmas progressive challenge No 6 started on 22 June and finishes on 19 July.
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/christmas-challenge.html
Go to her site and this month you can send an email and get the 2 images free.  Then you have to make 2 cards with these images to receive next month's images free.
This is the card I made today with the second  image
I embossed green card in the cuttlebug and then sanded it.  Printed out the bauble stamps, coloured with markers and attached one with a brad and the other two with gold thread.  Stamped Happy Christmas and puched with Stampin Up bauble punch and attached with brad.  Attached all to white card.  (looks a bit grey in the scan but it is white)


Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas challenge No 6

Lady Anne's Christmas challenge No 6 started on 22 June and finishes on 19 July.
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/christmas-challenge.html
Go to her site and this month you can send an email and get the 2 images free.  Then you have to make 2 cards with these images to receive next month's images free.
This is the card I made today with the first image
I have printed the first digi stamp onto white and coloured with markers and gelly roll pens, you can't see the glitter in the scan.  I cut an oval in green card and embossed it in the cuttlebug and layered over the white card.  Coloured the berries with red gelly roll pen.  I then layered both onto red card.


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week is 3D. http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card today


I have just bought a CD with a lot of Whoopsi Daisy images and papers, see top right hand side on
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.co.uk/    There are two pictures one for the UK and one for the rest of the world to order the CD.

I ordered one last week and was very happy to receive it yesterday.  It has a lot of beautiful images and papers and only took a week to come from the UK to Sydney, Australia.

I have printed out one of the pre coloured images "bflowerscol" to use but unfortunately my printer ran out of yellow so all the flowers are white instead of yellow and the frame around is white instead yellow, and the spots on her blouse and her hair also had yellow in it.  Still I think the white looks okay.
I printed her onto a purple and yellow square which has turned out blueish and white.  Placed her onto the digi paper No 4.
I embossed violet card with cuttlebug daisies.  Layered washi tape over part of the card.  Layered the Whoopsi daisy paper and then the stamp over the top.  I cut out some of the flowers from a second copy of the stamp and layered over the top to make a 3d effect.  (It doesn't show too well in the scan).  I then printed out whimsy digi sentiment from "More Butterflies" and layered over the top.  Added punched butterfly.  All was then layered onto white card.
I used the precoloured digi as my eyes aren't so good today.



Monday, 24 June 2013

Feeling Sketchy No 63 inspiration post.

http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
It is my turn to do an inspiration post for you today.  I  have a couple of projects to share with you. Both projects are using images from Heather Valentin at  Lacy Sunshine our wonderful sponsor for this month.
This is the current sketch

The first one is a card using the current sketch (No. 63) which I have turned sideways and used Heather's lovely digi "bubbles flowers"
Green card embossed with butterflies.  Layered digi papers "Cherry Bloom Coral" and "Dotty Coral"  from Imagine That's Spring in Bloom paper set.  Printed "Bubbles Flowers" onto white card and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto pink card then layered over top of green card and digi paper, added flowers and brads.  Green card was then layered onto pink card.

The second one is a scrapbook page also using the sketch and I have used Heather's digi "Eleanor the Artist"
Typed title onto pink card.  Layered digi paper "flower pattern" from Whimsy stamps "MCG fruit punch paper set onto pink card.  Put digi paper "broad lines" from Trimgym across.  Added Heather's digi "Eleanor the Artist" and coloured her with markers and added photo.  

I hope these projects inspire you to join in our current challenge, all entries earn themselves an entry into this months random prize draw which has generously been sponsored by Lacy Sunshine
Come over to Feeling Sketchy and see the winners of sketch No 62
The prize on offer this month is a $20 gift voucher to spend at the Lacy Sunshine store. The top 4 picks for this challenge will also earn themselves an extra entry into the draw so make sure you get an entry in and you never know you just might find yourself in our top 4.
I hope you will join us in this challenge you have 6 days to go.

I also want to enter the scrapbook page into Lacey Sunshine challenge No 11 Anything goes http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

A Day for Daisies challenge 72

Challenge 72 at A Day for Daisies is use something from nature
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/search/label/challenges
I made this card today
I printed out some pansy paper and attached to violet card.  Printed out A Day for Daisies digital stamp "Pansy Fairy" and coloured her with markers and attached to pansy paper.  Printed out some more flowers from the paper and layered them over the top.  Stamped Stamp World "Best Wishes" and punched out with Stampin Up punch and attached.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sassy Studio Designs challenge 182 Clean and simple

The challenge at Dare to be Sassy Thursday this week is clean and simple
http://www.sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card tonight
I have embossed light pink card with butterflies embossing folder.  Printed out Sassy Studio digi stamp "Brier Rose Honey" coloured her with markers, cut into oval and layered over dark pink oval and attached to pink card.



Sweat Pea Stampers blogspot challenge - For the children

I found another challenge site tonight Sweet Pea Stampers blogspot and their challenge is For the children.
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk
I made this card tonight
I embossed green card with Butterflies embossing folder. I printed out Sweet Pea stamp "Flutter" by Karen Middleton and coloured her with markers and chalks, cut into an oval and layered over red oval, and layered onto green card.  Added flowers and brad.  Punched butterflies from white card and coloured with markers to match the stamp and attached them to green card.  Layered all onto pink card 

Saturated Canary Challenge 46 summer fruits

The Challenge at Saturated Canary challenges this fortnight is summer fruits
http://saturatedcanarychallenge.blogspot.com.au/
This my card I made today.
I have made a patchwork with free digi papers from Free Vintage Digital stamps and layered onto pink card.
Stamped Saturated Canary stamp "Summer" onto white card and coloured her with markers and layered her over the patchwork.  My hands are so cold today, seems to be getting colder and rain hasn't stopped all day.



Sweet Peas June challenge buttons and ribbons

This months challenge for Sweet Peas stamps is buttons and ribbons.
http://www.onesweetchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card today
I have put washi tape and ribbon onto light pink card then embossed with Derice embossing folder "buttons".  Printed Sweet Peas digital stamp "Button Fairy" onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered her onto dark pink card and then onto light pink embossed card.  Added button and layered all onto dark pink card.
It was hard to colour in today as my hands are so cold.  It is a cold day here in Sydney and pouring rain.

I am also going to enter this card into the DT call at Sweet Pea Stampers 

Friday, 21 June 2013

Tuesday morning sketches

I made a card tonight for the sketch challenge on Tuesday morning sketches
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the sketch
I embossed white card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars embossing folder.  Punched 4 scalloped squares from Stampin Up "Festival of Prints" designer series paper stack and layered onto white card.  Punched scallop circle and layered over the squares.  Printed out Lacy Sunshine Digital stamp "Eleanor's wishes", coloured her with Distress markers and the stars with gelly roll pens (you can't see the sparkle in the scan), punched her out with circle punch and layered over pink scalloped circle.  Printed "Have a magical day" on the computer and punched out with Stampin Up punch.  Layered onto pink card and then onto white card.
Layered all onto pink card.

Lollipop Ladies No 71 - musks (with spots)

Lollipop Ladies challenge No 71 is musks (with spots)
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/     This is the inspiration photo

 This is my card
My scanner doesn't scan colours properly, the pattern paper and washi tape are the same colour as the large flower.
I have embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug "swiss dots".  Layered paper from  Authentique "Uncommon" 6x6 pad and washi tape over the pink card.   I have used Annabelle stamps http://www.annabellestamps.com/ from abs058 Standing Tall set.  The sentiment onto the pink card and the flowers printed onto white card, coloured with markers, cut into circle and layered over dark pink card and attached to light pink card.  Then layered all onto dark pink card.
I have used Annabelle stamps which I have had for a while as they are the sponsor for this challenge.  There is a special on at the moment.

Guest DT spots are able to be won each fortnight

and our sponsor this fortnight is: Annabelle Stamps *

$10 Voucher (thanks to Andrea).

Prize will only be offered if 7 or more entries partake in the challenge.

We only have 3 entries so far so come along and join in the challenge, it closes in  4 days.



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge No 245 - sketch

Challenge No 245 at Flutterby Wednesday is a sketch and use butterfly or fairy
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/
This is the card I made tonight 
 This is the sketch
I have printed Lacy Sunshine digi stamp"Eleanor and Pickles Painting Butterflies" by Heather Valentin onto Whimsy Stamps digi paper "Flight of the butterflies" paper pack and coloured with markers.  I have punched a scallop border onto pink paper and layered over the top.  On another piece of paper from the same set I have printed Whimsy digital stamps 2 from "Mod butterfly" set and "Lili butterfly" onto pink and green circle.   
and layered over the top of the pink border.  Printed out one of the verses from Whimsy digi stamp set "More Butterflies" by Design Art by Katherine and added butterfly brads.  Layered all onto pink card.
  

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 176 animals

Challenge 176 at Fab 'n' Funky is animals
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/
This is my card I made tonight.
I have printed out Lacey Sunshine stamp "Eleanor, Pickles and Tilly - The Bunny Trail" by Heather Valentin onto white and coloured with markers and layered onto pink then onto Whimsy's paper from the Pretty Petals pack, added bunny brads and layered all onto pink card.

Ready Teddy Go challenge No 23 for June

Challenge No 23 for June at Ready Teddy Go is "Who's the Daddy"
http://ready-teddy-gochallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Has to have a bear or teddy.
This is the card I made today with Daddy, Mummy and baby bear
I stamped a wood mount stamp that I have had for years by Stampendous onto white card and coloured with Copic and distress markers.  Layered it onto dark blue and then light blue.  Stamped Stampin Up "Wishing you Happiness: and added footprint brads.  Layered all onto dark blue card.



Dare to be Sassy challenge 181 - Disney Vacation

Dare to be Sassy challenge 181 is Disney Vacation.
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com.au/
I received my stamps today just in time to join the challenge.  This is the card I made tonight.
I have printed out fairy digi paper from Create with TLC and layered it onto mauve card.  Added washi tape and stamped Stampin Up Wishing you Happiness.  I have printed out Sassy Studio stamp "Princess Ariel Honey" onto white card, cut her out and coloured her with markers and attached.  Have then layered all onto purple card.



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Twist of Faith Challenge 42.

Twist of faith challenge 42 sketch with a scripture, quote or uplifting verse
http://twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch
 This is the card I made tonight.
I have printed out A Day for Daisies digi stamp "A child's Prayer and coloured with chalks and makers, printed one of the verses from Whimsy Stamps "Prayer" by Design by Katherine and coloured with chalks.
Punched border on purple card and embossed and layered onto mauve card.  Added a strip of washi tape.  Layered the two stamps over the top and added purple rhinestone flowers.


ABC Christmas challenge L

The ABC Christmas challenge is L for "Give us a laugh" or "Less is More"
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/
Here is the card I made tonight
I have printed out Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Eleanor and Pickles Magical Christmas flight" by Heather Valentin at http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
over Christmas paper from Trimgym http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.com.au/
and coloured with markers and layered all onto red card.

Crafty Sentiments Design challenge Fun in the Sun

Crafty Sentiments is offering a free image for their challenge but it is only available until tomorrow.
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/
Here is the card I made with the image
I have printed out part of two pieces of Whimsy stamps digi paper "Summer Blossoms" and layered onto orange card.  I then printed out the free stamp "Ice Cream Sunday Harriett" onto white card and coloured her with markers layered onto orange and then the pattern paper.  Printed out Tiddly Inks "favourite flavor cone" and coloured it with markers and layered on top.

Papercraft Planet Sassy Studio Designs forum progressive monthly challenge 2

This is my card using the second free image on the progressive challenge No 2 - Little Honey's Airforce
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/sassystudiodesigns/forum/topics/progressive-monthly-challenge-2-june-15th-july-14th-ow
I have used Camo brown-black grunge from Imagine That's digi paper pack camo chamelon, layered it onto blue card.  Found the planes and crest on google and layered them onto the camo paper.  Printed out the free image "Little Honey's Airforce" onto white and coloured here with markers and layered onto planes.


Outlawz Challenges - Freebie challenge June 19-June 30

I made this card with the freebie image from
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-june-19-june-30
Embossed yellow card with flowers and butterflies.  I printed the one of the free images  received to do this challenge onto white card layered on green circle and coloured with markers and chalks.  Added washi tape, flowers, brad and punched butterfly.  Layered all onto green card.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Merry Monday Christmas sketch challenge No 67

http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/merry-monday-67-happy-holidays.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AlwaysPlayingWithPaper+(Always+Playing+with+Paper)
This is the sketch for Merry Monday Christmas challenge No 67
 This is the card I used today
Printed out Christmas digi paper which was a freebie on Trimgym last week and cut the paper to the shape of the sketch.   http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.com.au/
Printed Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Eleanor and Pickles Carolling" by Heather Valentin onto red spots then green circle and coloured them with Copics, Distress and Kaszazz markers and layered onto Christmas paper.
Added ribbon and layered all onto green card then stamped Hero Arts "Happy Christmas"


Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Fun in the Sun/summer

This weeks challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is Fun in the Sun/Summer
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
This is the card I made today for this challenge
Printed Teddy from Whoopsi Daisy sheet 9 http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
and coloured with Copic and Distress markers.  Layered her onto paper from Whimsy Stamps "Flight of the Butterflies" paper set http://whimsystamps.com/.  
Sentiment is from Create with TLC http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com.au/
Added punched butterfly


Archi Scraps June challenge

I made my card today for Archi Scraps June challenge http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/
This is the inspiration photo and the criteria is silhouettes.
 This is my card
I took the dome shape and the colours yellow, blue, orange/red and white as my inspiration.
Printed out Whimsy "pretty petals sparkles" from the  MCG Pretty Petals Paper set   http://whimsystamps.com/  
Printed Lacey Sunshine stamp "Emily Rainy Day" by Heather Valentin.  http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/  and coloured her with Copics, Distress and Kaszazz markers.  (umbrella is dome shaped)
Printed "Fairy Silhouette" from Create with TLC.  I think she was a free digi stamp back in February.  http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com.au/
and sentiment is also from Create with TLC.
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Monday, 17 June 2013

Friday Sketch challenge No 45

This is sketch No 45 at Friday Sketch challenge
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the card I made today
I printed Lacy Sunshine stamp "Eleanor and Pickles Washi tape fun" by Heather Valentin onto white card and coloured with markers, stamped "Best wishes" and layered onto pink card and added washi tape.

Sketch Saturday 263 and Make it Monday

I made my card today for Sketch Saturday 263
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.ca/

This is the sketch 
I have embossed green card with Stampin Up embossing folder.  Punched hexagons with Creative Memories Mini Hexagon maker from My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing 6x6 papers and applied them with glue.  I don't very often use glue mostly use double sided tape. 
Printed out Sassi Studio Design digi stamp "Sarong" and coloured her with markers and attached.  Stamped Best wishes onto pink card and cut out with the larger size on the mini hexagon punch and attached to green card.  Attached all to pink card.

I am also going to put this card onto Make it Monday


Cute Card Thursday - Once Upon a Time.

Challenge No 273 on Cute Card Thursday is Once Upon a Time
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/
I have printed Tiddly Inks digi stamp "Magda and Sparkles" onto Tiddly Inks paper "Rainbow Forest" and coloured Magda with markers.  I have left sparkles white as some of the unicorns I have seen in books are white.  Layered all onto pink card. 

Feeling Sketchy No 63

Well it is now 12.35 am here in Sydney, Australia and the Feeling Sketchy Sketch No 63 will be on the Feeling Sketchy site some time after 9am this morning.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch
 and this is the card I made
Our wonderful sponsor for June is Heather Valentin at Lacy Sunshine (the official and only authorised shop to sell Heather Valentin images). http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

I  have embossed green card with Cuttlebug Daisies, layered a piece of pattern paper down the left and 2 strips of washi tape across the bottom and added ribbon.  Printed out Lacey Sunshine Digi Stamp "Lizabeth
Wild Daisies" by Heather Valentin onto white and coloured here with markers and chalks.  I have then layered her onto orange card and then over the paper on the green card.  Then layered the green card onto yellow card.

I hope you will come over and join in the challenge this fortnight.  Each entry will be entered into the monthly draw and the winner will received $20 gift voucher to purchase Lacy Sunshine stamps.

Come on over and have a look at all the lovely cards made by the rest of the design team.

I would also like to enter this card into the Lacey Sunshine Challenge 10
This is a special anniversary challenge with a special fantastic prize.

and to Make it Monday 145



Imagine That No 9

Received my free stamp from Imagine That for challenge No 9 as I have been doing all the challenges.
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/
If you want to join in now you can buy the set of digi stamps for $1.00.  make a card for this challenge and you will then received the digi for the next challenge free.
This is the card I made with part of the free stamp set Lily's flowers.
I have used Imagine That digi papers "Dotty Blues" and "Leaf Floral" from Imagine That Spring in Bloom paper set.  Printed out Lily from the Lily flowers set and coloured her with markers.  
The verse is a digi stamp from Imagine That's "Sunny Blessings" stamp set.



Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sassy Studio Designs progressive challenge on Papercraft Planet

I just found that on Papercraft Planet they have started a new Sassy Studio Designs progresssive challenge and are now up to challenge 2.  I
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/sassystudiodesigns/forum/topics/progressive-monthly-challenge-2-june-15th-july-14th-ow
This is the card I made today with the free image given for this challenge
I found the Australian flag picture on google and layered it onto digi paper from Imagine That's  "Camo chamelon" set.
Printed Little Honey's Army digi onto white and coloured her with markers.  Layered all onto brown card.


Pink Fairy card

I made this card today and would like to enter it into two challenges
Flutter By Wednesdays 244.  Clean and simple with a fairy or butterfly
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/
In the pink Challenge 22 Pink with flowers
http://www.inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Embossed pink card with flowers and butterflies.  Printed out A Day for Daisies digi stamp "Hanging Out" onto pink card and coloured with markers and gelly roll pens and cut into oval with dark pink border and layered it onto embossed card..  Printed out Tiddly Inks digi verse from Wrynns Hanging Around set and layered over the top.  Added flowers and brad.


Saturday, 15 June 2013

ATCs with Attitude No 42 and DT call

The Challenge on ATCs with Attitude No 42 is summer and they have a design team call
http://attitudewithatcs.blogspot.com.au/
I have made a few ATCs today and as one of their sponsors is Delicious Doodles I have used Teri's lovely images on two of them.
http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.com.au/




ATC 1:  Delicious Doodles digi "poppy" paper and "Poppy" digi stamp coloured with markers,  I have printed the stamp out twice and cut out the popies and layered them over the stamp.
ACT 2:  Delicious Doodles dig stamps "Butterfly border" and "Kingfisher In the rushes" coloured with markers and chalks.

ACT 3:  Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Lizabeth Butterfly Kisses" by Heather Valentin coloured with markers and chalks and added punched butterfly.
ACT 4:  Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Winnie Watermellon" by Heather Valentin coloured with markers.

ACT 5:  Sweet Pea digi stamp "Face 4" by Ching Chou Kuik coloured with markers 
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com

I would also like to be considered for the design team for ATCS with Attitude.

I have been making ATCs for a few years but still only make fairly simple ATCs.
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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Kenny's Crafty Krew OMG challenge

I have just found this site and the challenge over at Kenny's Craft Krew is to choose names for their new girlz challenge.
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/omgits-contest.html
I am choosing
1. Sian (pronounced Sharn)
2. Brianna
3. Heather
4. Milly
5. Sarah  (my eldest grand daughter Sarah has just had her hair cut like this)

Crossing my fingers that my names might be chosen.
The contest closes on 21 June if you want to join in go to



Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Lacy Sunshine 10 and Sketch Saturday No 262

This is the sketch this week at Sketch Saturday
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.ca/
 This is the card I made today

I am also entering this card as my second card for Lacy Sunshine special challenge No 10.
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.com.au/
I have printed out Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Lizabeth Gatsby" by Heather Valentin onto green oval and coloured her with markers. You can find her here http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Layered her onto dark pink card and then onto light pink card which I had embossed with butterflies and flowers embossing folder.  Added flowers and brads and layered all onto green card.

I would also like to enter this card into Digi Haven http://digihaven.blogspot.ca/ challenge Anything Goes