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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.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Friday, 31 January 2014

Sweet Pea Stampers challenge for 31 January - Valentines Day/Love

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight is Valentines Day/Love
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/

I have embossed light pink card with cuttlebug "Roses" embossing folder and sponged roses with Distress Ink.  Layered a piece of paper from Romance Series 6x6 pad and added ribbon.  Printed out Sweet Pea Digi Stamp "The Vintage Heart" by Charity Dauenhauer, coloured with markers and layered on top.  Added flowers and brads.

I hope you will go over to Sweet Pea Stampers and see the other lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You don't have to use a Sweet Pea Stamp but if you do you have two chances of winning a prize.
The winner of the random pick will receive $6 to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

and the winner picked by the design team from the entries using a Sweet Pea Stamp will  win $9 to spend at Sweet Pea Stamps.


Thursday, 30 January 2014

Bearly Mine Designs Challenge 118 colour inspiration photo

Challenge 118 at Bearly Mine Designs is a colour inspiration photo
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/

This is the inspiration photo

 This is the card I made today

I have printed Art by Miran digi stamp "Cute Window" onto white card
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran
Inserted pre coloured Digi Stamps 4 Joy "Angelique" in window
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

Coloured window and shutters with markers, background with chalks.  Added punched leaves and flowers plus rhinestones.




From the Heart January Digi Stamp of the Month challenge

Each month Faith gives us a free image to join in the challenge
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/01/02/january-stamp-of-the-month-free-digital-stamp-for-everyone/
If you use the stamp to join the challenge you get the next month's stamp free.
As it is the start of the year Faith has offered her free stamp to everyone but the challenge closes very soon.


I have printed the free digi onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto pink card and then onto paper from Sweet Hearts Collection 6x6 paper pad, then layered onto pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas tree card with ornaments

I am trying to get my Christmas cards made early this year.
I made this card today

I printed A Day for Daisies digital stamp "Vintage Tree party" onto white and coloured with markers, chalks and glitter pens.  Added washi tape.  Punched Stampin Up ornaments and attached, drew streamer across top with glitter pen.  Added glitter pen to the ornaments but it doesn't show up in the scan.  Layered all onto red card.

I will put this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge No 161 - trees
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas Card challenges - Anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday Christmas challenge - ornaments
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas challenge
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html


Daydream Designs and Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge

Today I am adding a quick and easy card made with one of the new sets at Daydream Designs
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

I was delight to be invited to be on the Dream Team (Design Team for Daydream Designs) for 2014 and this is the second card I have made since joining the Dream Team and I have used some of the new sets


I have layered pre coloured digis from "Garden Tea Party" onto one of the papers from "Garden Tea Party" digi paper set, added sentiment from "Tea Time Sentiments".  Layered all onto blue card and then onto pink card.

There are five different coloured tea sets plus papers, sentiments and accessories as well as the black and white sets for you to colour.
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/store/c78/Tea_Time_Ensemble.html

I hope you will go over and have a look at all the lovely digital stamps and papers.
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
The latest additions are on the home page and then click on browse the store to see the rest.

I would like to enter this card into the Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge - cute or sweet
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/challenge-117-anything-goes.html
and
Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly patterned paper challenge anyhing goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/








Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Day for Daisies, Come and Get It and Polkadoodle challenges

Challenge 88 at A Day for Daisies is use pink and red and a Day for Daisies Stamp
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/

The challenge at Come and Get It is Let's go shopping
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/01/lets-go-shopping.html

and the challenge at Polkadoodle January week 4 is Shop till you drop
http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2014/01/wk-4-polkadoodles-challenge-anything.html


Printed A Day for Daisies "Fashion Gifts' onto white card and coloured with pink and red markers.
Have embossed red card and cut an oval in it and layered over white card.  Added pink pearls.
Printed sentiment from Create with TLC "Look Cute digi and word art" onto white card, layered onto pink card and then onto red card.  Layered all onto pink card.

I have used the watermark made for me by Polkadoodles
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/
 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Stamping Chef challenge No 13 - Anything goes

The  challenge this week at The Stamping Chef is anything goes
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/2014/01/22/challenge-13-anything-goes/


Printed The Stamping Chef digi stamps "Flash Dancer" and  "Tiddy Cat" onto white card and coloured with markers.  Painted background with Twinkling H2O paints.  Printed Create with TLC sentiment onto white and sponged with distress ink, layered onto purple card and then onto the painted card.  Layered all onto purple card.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Daydream Designs - my first project for the Dream Team

I was so excited to be invited to join the Daydream Designs Dream Team
You can see the Daydream Designs Digital stamps and papers at
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
New designs are on the front page and then you go to Browse the Store to see all the other images.
This is my first project for the design team.

I made the background paper from Daydream designs "My heart still dances color set".  Sentiment and dancers are from the same set.  Typed the title on my computer with word art and added photo of my grand daughter Emily.

My photo is not on the design team tag on the blog yet as I have only received the final invite today.
The design team call is open until 15 February if you are interested see
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

I have know for a few weeks that I was going to be invited but now I can finally share.

Go have a look at all Diane's images on
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/



Whoopsi Daisy challenge for 27 January - Lots of bling/sparkle

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is Lots of bling/sparkle.
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Fairy from Whoopsi Daisy sheet 330 onto digi paper from Whoopsi Daisy CD.  Added rhinestones and layered onto whire then light pink and then bright dark pink.   Unfortunately the colours haven't scanned correctly.  The last card is a bright dark pink and the rhinestones are dark pink.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the other lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp but if you do and you are the winner you will receive two sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp and you are the winner you will receive one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

You can buy the CD and Whoopsi Daisy images her
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/

Lacy Sunshine No 25 and In the Pink No 36

Challenge 36 at In the Pink is die cuts and punches on a pink card
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Challenge 25 at Lacy Sunshine is Bingo
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have used the line buttons glitter die cut.

Each month Heather kindly gives us a free image to use in her challenges.  If you use the digi to join the challenge you can request the next month's digi for free.  If you haven't joined before you can buy one of her digis for the challenge and then you will receive the next one free.


I have printed out Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Jewel Junebug Buggmee" onto white and coloured with markers and chalks.  Have added glitter to her wings and hair decorations.
I have die cut an oval in light pink card and then embossed it with Darice "buttons" embossing folder then layered over the stamp.  Have added punched flowers, button and rhinestones, punched butterflies, and flower pin.  Added glitter to the butterflies.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

My scanner hasn't scanned the colour of her clothes correctly.  They are a very pretty pink with darker pink added.
 

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Crafter's Cafe challenge 47

Challenge 47 at the Crafter's Cafe is Create a funny or whimsical project.
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Bugaboo digital stamp set "Stella Peerker" onto Bugaboo "Flower" digital papers and coloured with markers.  Layered onto green card and then onto pink card.

I was made redundant last year so at 68 I am retired.  I thought I would get more done when I left work, but the days go so fast I am always behind.

I would also like to enter this card into Corrosive challenge 191 - all work and no play
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.ca/2014/01/challenge-191-all-work-and-no-play.html

Scrappers Delights challenge 15 - favourite colours

The challenge at Scrappers Delights this fortnight is favourite colours
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

My favourite colours are purple and pink and I often use lime green with those colours.

I have layered Scrappers Delight digital stamp "Fairy Greetings" and sentiment from same stamps set onto Scrappers Delights digital birthday paper "Birthday Surprise 7".  Coloured fairy with markers.Glitter pens on the wings.  Added purple ribbon and purple digital flowers from Scrappers Stash sdjpc0022b Forever blowing bubbles elements and papers.

Layered all onto pink card.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Creative Fingers No 21 for 24 January 2014

Challenge 21 at Creative Fingers is anything goes/Stitches real or faux
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have used faux stitches as I did buy thread to use but my fingers are too hot and sore to use a needle at the moment.

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/
who kindly gave me the digi stamp to use

Printed out Polkadoodle digi stamp "Angelberry pray" by Nikky onto white card and coloured with makers.  Stamped Sassafras Lass clear stamps "Stitched borders" and Stampin Up "Thinking of you" with Dusty concord distress ink.  Layered all onto purple card.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Girls challenges No 10 - Anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Craftitude challenge 24 January

The Craftifude challenge for his fortnight is Anything goes/fluffy
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Our sponsor this fortnight is Delicious Doodles who kindly gave us some digis to use
http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.com.au/

Here is my ATC for the design team for this challenge
 I have printed out Delicious Doodles "Snow Cuddles" and coloured with markers and added glitter to the stars.  Layered onto Imagine That Winter Flakes digi papers "Elegant Flakes purple".  Added glitter to the snow flakes.  Layered all onto purple card.

I hope you will go over to Craftitude and see the lovely ATCs and cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You can make an ATC, card or any other paper project.

I would also like to enter this ATC into Open Minded Challenge No 2 - warmth (food or clothing)  My image is wearing warm clothing in the snow.
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 20 January 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge 20 January - Tic Tac Toe

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is Tic Tac Toe
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

Use three in a line

I have used a diagonal line:  Flowers, Ribbon and embossing.

Embossed lilac card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Printed Whoopsi Daisy image from sheet No 330 and coloured with chalks and markers.  Stamped Stamp World  Best Wishes.  Layered onto purple card and then onto the lilac card.  Added ribbons, punched flowers and rhinestones.  Layered all onto purple card.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but if you do and your are he winner you will receive 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the winner you will receive one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy Images.

You can buy Whoopsi Daisy Images on http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
If you scroll down there is a free image you can use.

I would also like to enter this card into Sweet Stampin Challenge - your favourite style
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/
embossing, digi stamp, ribbons, punches, rhinestones, purple.


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Anonymous stamps January challenge

All Anonymous stamps are now free
http://anonymousstamps.blogspot.com.au/
and the challenge for January is anything goes using a Anonymous stamp
I have layered papers from "Christmas basic" 12x12 pad onto red card and added washi tape.  Printed out Anonymous stamp "Santa Baby" onto white, coloured her with markers, cut out and layered onto paper.  Cute out Merry Christmas from the same paper pad and attached to papers and added star brads.

I would also like to add this card to
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Craft Hazenut's monthly Christmas challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas link up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html


Digi Darla's challenge No 97 copycat

I am just too late to add my card to the Digi Darla's challenge No 97 copycat
http://digidarlas.blogspot.com.au/
We were given a freebie to make a card

Layered papers from My Minds Eye-Stella and Rose "Gertie Papers" 6x6 pad.  Added washi tape.  Printed out Digi Darla's free image "Snowtime Scottie" and coloured with markers and layered onto papers.  Stamped Hero Arts "Enjoy Your Birthday" onto another one of the papers and attached.  Added brads.

When I wrote the challenge in my book on 14 January I noted that it had 5 days to go, which I thought it would finish today.  Just looked and it is already closed.

I will add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Friday, 17 January 2014

Creative Fingers No 20 17 January 2014

The challenge at Creative Fingers this week is Fairytale.
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week is http://www.scrappersdelights.com/

This is the card I made with one of the lovely images from Scrappers Delight

 
I have printed out paper from Create With TLC "Follow the fairy tale 5" and Create with TLC sentiment from "Follow the fairy tale 1".  Layered Scrappers Delight "Love Fairy 2" and coloured her with markers.  Added glitter.

Scrappers Delight also has a facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in our challenge.


Sweet Pea stampers for 17 January 2014 - flower power

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this fortnight is flower power
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/

I have embossed pink card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Printed Sweet Pea digi stamp ""Spring Beauty" by Regan Kubecek onto white and coloured with markers and chalks.  Layered onto purple card and then onto pink card.  Added flowers and brads.  Layered all onto purple card.

I hope you will go over to the Sweet Pea Stampers blog and have a look at the lovely cards by the design team and join in our challenge.

You don't have to use a Sweet Pea stamp but if you do you have two chances to win a prize.

The random pick will win 3 Sweet Pea digital stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps
and the winner picked by the design team from cards using a Sweet Pea stamp will also receive 3 Sweet Pea digital stamps from Sweet Pea stamps.

The lovely stamp by Regan Kubecek on my card is available in digital and rubber stamp
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

I would also like to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday challenge
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Girls challenge 9 - Anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/



Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge No 91

Challenge 91 at Merry Monday Christmas challenge is use a snowman or snow people
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered pre coloured snowman digi from Whoopsi Daisy CD onto red and then onto Imagine That Winter Chill paper "flakes green".  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Added washi tape and layered all onto red card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 159 Winter Weathr
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/


Scrappers Delights Challenge No 14 - Let's Celebrate

Scrappers Delights Challenge No 14 is Let's Celebrate.   I have done a birthday celebration.
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/


I have layered Scrappers Delights digital stamp "Honey 3' onto Scrappers Delights Papers from Birthday Papers Birthday Surprise 7 (bottom) and Scrappers Delights Natures Little Wonders Papers No 11.(top).
Coloured the stamp with markers.  Added punched leaves, flowers and rhinestones.  Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to add this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/
and
Sweet Stampin - girly but no pink
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/
and
Crafty Girls challenge 9 - anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/



Feeling Sketchy No 78 for 15 January 2013.

Time for another sketch challenge at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/


Our sponsor this month is Stitchy Bear Stamps
http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index
and I have used one of their stamps I bought from them.


Have printed out holly digi paper from Stitdy Bear Holiday Collaborations free set and added 2 Christmas ribbons.  Printed out Stitchy Bear digi stamp "Christmas Fairy" and layered onto red card and then onto Holly paper.  Layered all onto red card.

I hope you will go over to Feeling Sketchy and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

I will also enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - Anything Goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper monthly challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

and Crafty Girls Challenge 9 - anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

and Decosses Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas link up




Monday, 13 January 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge 13 January - favourite colour combo

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is favourite colour combo
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

My favourite colours to use together are Purple, pink and green.

I have layered Whoopsi Daisy pre coloured digi image "cbcol" from Whoopsi Daisy CD which you can buy here http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
onto Papers for Daisy from the same CD.   Have added ribbon, flowers and brads and butterfly brads and a layered onto green card and then purple card.

I hope you will go over and have a look at the lovely cards by the design team and join in our challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp but if you do and you are the winner you will receive 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp and you are the winner you will receive 1 sheet Whoopsi daisy images.

The lovely Whoopsi Daisy images can be bought at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/   
There are also some free images

I would also like to add this card into Allsorts challenge No 241 Ribbons but no bows
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.nl/
and
Crafty Hazelenut's Monthly Pattern Paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/



Sunday, 12 January 2014

Christmas card with lace and ribbon

The challenge at Elisabeth Bells World is snow and lace
http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

The challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 159  is winter weather Christmas card
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

The challenge at Allsorts no 241 is ribbons
 http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.nl/

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge No 90 is ribbon or twine
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

No 7 challenge at Christmas card challenges is polka dots ( I have dots for the snow)
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Elisabeth Bell's digi stamp "Letters to Santa" onto snowflake paper and coloured with markers .  Added lace and ribbons.  Added enamel accents dots for the snow dots on the image and liquid pearl dots on some of the larger snowflakes on the paper.

I will also enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - Anything Goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/


The Stamping Chef 11 and Fab 'n' Funky 198

Challenge No 11 at The Stamping Chef is Anything Goes
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/
and
Challenge No 198 at Fab 'n' Funky is Let's Celebrate
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/


I have layered The Stamping Chef digi samp "Rosie Rocketeer" onto rainbow paper and coloured her with markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.
Layered all onto  purple card.

You can buy the digi at The Stamping Chef
 http://thestampingchef.com/Store/store/products/rosie-rocketeer/

I would also like to enter this card into
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Create with TLC has free sentiments on her blog for her followers
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com.au/



A Day for Daisies challenge 87

The challenge No 87 at A Day for Daisies is use A Day for Daisies image and use yellow.
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/
I don't very often make yellow cards, only if I am making for someone whose favourite colour is yellow.
I have layered A Day for Daisies digi stamp "Morning Dew Fairy" onto Scrappers Delights digi paper Natures Little Wonders No 28, and coloured with yellow and green markers and yellow glitter pens (though the glitter doesn't show up in the scan).  Have printed out one of the sentiments from A Day for Daisies April 2013 club kit onto white card, cut with fancy scissors and edged with yellow marker.  Layered onto paper. Layered all onto green card and then onto yellow card.

Go over and have a look at the other lovely cards on A Day for Daisies.

You can buy the lovely A Day for Daisies digi images from
http://www.adayfordaisies.com/stamps/

or you can get a free image from the blog http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/ to join in the challenge.

I would also like to put this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/





Saturday, 11 January 2014

Black and white Christmas card

The challenge at Christmas card challenges is No colouring
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and
the challenge at Fan-Tastic Tuesday is anything goes as long as it is square.
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed paper from Pininkie black and white Christmas digi papers and cut into square.  Printed Eureka digi stamp No 23502 and punched out with scallop circle punch.  Stamped Penny Black Christmas wishes onto white card and cute with scallop scissors.  Added 3 star brads and glitter to some of the stars on the paper.  (you can't see the glitter in the scan).  Layered all onto white card and then onto black card.

I would also like to add this card to Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

and Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper monthly challenge.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, 10 January 2014

Creative Fingers No 19 - buttons - 10 January 2013

This week the challenge at Creative Fingers is use buttons
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

I have embossed light blue card with Darice "Buttons" embossing folder.  Have printed out Crafty Sentiments Designs digi stamp "Going Out" onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto bright blue card and then onto the light blue card.  Added ribbons and heart buttons   (I used heart buttons as there is a heart on her jacket pocket).  Layered all onto bright blue card.
Stamped Stamp It "Make the Most".

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

I would also like to add this to Crafting from the heart challenge 4 buttons or pearls
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/



Craftitude Challenge 10 January - anything goes/ribbons and pearls

Happy New Year to all our Craftitude friends.

The challenge at Craftitude this fortnight is anything goes/ribbons and pearls
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
and our sponsor for this fortnight is Sassy Studio Designs who kindly gave the design team images to use.
http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com.au/


This is my ATC I made for the design team.  Printed out Sassy Studio Designs "India Honey", coloured her with markers, cut out and layered onto purple card.  Added mauve ribbon, white pearl ribbon and white pearls.

I hope you will go over and look at the lovely ATCs and cards made by the design team and join in our challenge.  You can make an ATC or card or any paper project.



Lacy Sunshine Facebook challenge

Heather gave aaway a lovely digi stamp "Valentina" on her facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LacySunshine/

and we have 5 days to make a project

I have layered Lacy Sunshine digi "Valentina" onto pink papers from Pininkie Sweet Nothings Valentine paper and coloured her with markers.  Added pink washi tape, punched pink flower and white heart brad.  Layered all onto pink card.

I would also like to add this to the Lacy Sunshine blog challenge No 24
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Ink the Pink challenge anything goes as long as it is pink.
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Lacy Sunshine challenge 24 - Anything Goes

Each month Heather from Lacy Sunshine stamps gives us a free image to use in the challenge on the Lacy Sunshine challenge blog
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
If you use it in the challenge you can request the free digi for the next challenge
If you haven't yet joined in the challenges you can buy the image on http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/ for the special price of $2.00.


I have printed out the Lacy Sunshine free digi "Rory Love Letters" and layered onto papers from Pininkie Sweet Nothings Valentine digi paper set.
Coloured Roy with markers.  Added punched flowers and white heart brads.

I would also like to add this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge 
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

and the Crafters Cafe challenge No 45
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Archi Scraps January challenge

Archi Scraps January challenge was a picture of the opera house with the extra criteria of something musical
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/
 I have done a very simple layout

I used the sails, water and sky as my inspiration.
I have used a picture of Lynda and myself at Zimzala restaurant which has sail like umbrellas.  The background has blue water and sky.
The background paper is "Beach" from Pink Gem Designs background papers clouds set.
I have stamped sea gulls and added fish and shell brads.
I have added music washi tape for the musical criteria.   Music was playing in the background.


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

New stamps for the new year

On Sunday I blogged a card made with my new stamp made specially for me by Mi Ran  https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran

Well now Paulette from Create with TLC has made a sentiment to go with the stamp and it is now on her blog as Monday Freebie.  Just go to the blog and follow her and you can download her free stamps.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran

So I have made another card

I have printed "Brianna Stamping" on white layered onto purple.   Printed papers from Imagine that School Papers and Create with TLC "Is it Spring Yet" papers.  Layered Brianna stamping on top.  Added ribbon and layered all onto purple paper.

I want to add this card to Corrosive Challenges 190 - new beginnings (A new year of stamping and my resolution to try to stay calm)
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

and Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper January challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/


Monday, 6 January 2014

Sketch Saturday 291 and Card Making Mamas 78

This is the sketch this week at Sketch Saturday
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.ca/
I have followed the sketch but used a square in the middle instead of an oval because that suited the stamp better.


Art by Miran is offering this lovely stamp free on her blog at present http://artbymiran.blogspot.com.au/
Have a look at the lovely cards there and on her facebook page 

Embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug "Roses", sponged with distress ink.  Cut circle from dark pink card and embossed with Cuttlebug "Roses" and layered over light pink card.  Cut piece of pattern paper from Prima "Firefly" 6x6 pad and layered onto pink card.  Added ribbon.
Printed out free digi  "Rosie" and coloured her with markers and layered on top.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into Card Making Mamas challenge 78 - Anything goes.

and Open Minded Crafting Fun - Challenge 1 Use new toys or new technique (I have used another new stamp)


Sweet Pea Stamps One Sweet challenge January 2013

The Sweet Pea challenge for January is black and white
Printed Sweet Pea stamp digi "Steam Punk doll" onto white card and layered onto Bearly Mine Designs Steampunk paper which I printed grey scale.  Added ribbon and brad.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazel nut's monthly pattern paper challenge


Digi Stamps 4 Joy monthly Christmas challenge No 1

A new monthly Christmas challenge has started at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/monthly-christmas-challenge-january-2014.html

and Digi Stamps 4 Joy has generously given us a free image to join the challenge.
Each month if you make a card with the free image you will received the next month's image free.


I have printed the free image onto white card and coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pen.  Cute circle in green card and embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder and layered over white card.  Coloured the berries with red marker  Added washi tape and layered all onto red card.

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 158 - upcycle, repurpose or use a freebie 

and Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Chrisdtmas card challenge - anything goes

I would also like to add this card to Decosses dynamite doodles 12 days of Christmas card link up (suggested to me by Desire)


Whoopsi Daisy challenge 6 January 2014 - Make it girly

Happy New Year to all our Whoopsi Daisy friends

This week the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is make it girly.
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


Printed out one of the pieces of paper for Daisy from Whoopsidaisy Digi Designs CD and layered onto purple card.  Printed out one of the digis from Whoopsi Daisy sheet 330, coloured her with markers and layered onto purple card.  Added butterfly brad and layered onto daisy paper.  Added yellow ribbon. Enlarged the flower on her hat and printed out five, cut out and coloured them with markers and layered onto daisy paper.  Layered all onto yellow card.  Stamped Stamp World vertical Happy Birthday down side of yellow card.

I hope you will go over and have a look at all the lovely work by the design team and join in our challenge.  You don't have to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but if you do and you are the winner you will receive 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy stamps.  If you are the winner and don't use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp you will win 1 sheet of Whoopsi Daisy stamps.

You can buy Whoopsi Daisy stamps and the CD at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
There are also some free images there.

I also want to add this card into Crafty Hazel Nut's monthly pattern paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/




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Delicious Doodles 69 - Layer it Up

The challenge at Delicious Doodles this week is layer it up.
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Delicious Doodles digi "Mistletoe Kiss" into DD digi  "Christmas Holly Border", coloured with markers and layered onto green card.  This was then layered onto pieces of pattern papers from "Christmas Basics" 12x12 paper pad which were layered onto red card.  Added ribbon and layered all onto green card.

I would also like to add this card into 
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - Anything Goes
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Pattern Paper challenge




Sunday, 5 January 2014

My special new digital stamp

I received a lovely gift to brighten my day yesterday.  Mi Rang Jung has made a special stamp for me of my grand daughter stamping.  You can buy it in her shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran
She is called Brianna Stamping

Mi Rang also has a lovely freebie image on her blog if you become a follower
artbymiran.blogspot.com

This is the first card I made with my new stamp.   My colouring is not the best as I have eye problems.


I have layered pieces of two papers from Imagine That "School day" papers onto purple card.  Have printed Brianna stamping, layered onto papers and coloured her with markers.  Typed sentiment with word art.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Card Makin Mamas 78 - Anything goes
cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com
Open Minded crafting challenge No 1 - Use new toys or use a new techique  (I am using new stamp)
open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com

I hope you will have a look at Mi Rang Jung's beautiful digi stamps.

Here are some photos of my grand daughter Brianna stamping with me in July 2013.  She turned 5 in August and is starting school next year.