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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Monday, 30 June 2014

Christmas card for various challenges

I printed out this stamp by The Stamping Boutique and was going to join their challenge 22 Card for a child
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/  but was too late and the link was  closed

Printed out The Stamping Boutique digi stamp Santa in the Window onto white card and coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pen.  Layered onto green card which I embossed with Cuttlebug Christmas stars and Layered onto red card.   Stamped Christmas Wishes, cut out and layered onto top.

I would like too enter this card into the following challenges:

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

Christmas Stampin All Year Long 17 - for the kids
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 183 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Completely Christmas challenge 18 Anything Goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/


Beccy's Place June challenge

The June challenge at Beccy's Place is anything goes with a Beccy's Place stamp
http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Beccy's Place coloured stamp Angel with lights onto white card.  Embossed green card with Cuttlebug Holly with Berries, cut an oval and layered over Angel.  Added Christmas lights paper from Bo Bunny's Mistletoe Collection.  Printed Beccy's Place Merry Christmas onto white card and punched out with oval punch.  Layered onto red card punched with scalloped oval and layered onto green card.

Layered all onto red card.

You can buy the lovely Beccy's Place digital stamps (coloured and black and white for you to colour at  http://www.beccysplace.com/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 183 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Completely Christmas challenge 18 Anything Goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

The Glory of Christmas challenge 36 - Lights
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/



Whoopsi Daisy challenge - pastel colours

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is use pastel colours
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/



I have printed part of Whoopsi Daisy image topper1 from the coloured immages on Daisy May and Friends CD.  The little girl was already coloured, I have coloured the flowers and leaves with markers.  Cut out and layered onto circle cut from pink card and then layered onto paper from Whoopsi Daisy CD.  Added ribbon.  Stamped Best wishes onto pink card and punched with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.  Layered all onto pink 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 stamp but if you do and you are the winner you will win 2 sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.  If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy stamp and you are the winner you will win 1 sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

There is also a facebook group for Whoopsi Daisy fans
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/

I would like to enter this card into  Cute Card Thursday challenge 327 - circles
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

and Sweet Stampin challenge - summer fun
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

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



Polkadoodles 26 - red, white or blue

Challenge 26 at Polkadoodles is red, white or blue ( I have used all 3 colours)


http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/



I have used coloured digi, embellishments, papers and sentiment from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges"

Completely Christmas 18 - anything goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Sweet Stampin Christmas June challenge - Christmas fairies
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Christmas card club - Angels

The challenge this fortnight for the Christmas club is Angels


I have used coloured digi, papers and sentiment from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges"

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Polkadoodles 26 - red, white or blue ( I have used all 3 colours)
http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/

Gruffies and Guests challenge 6 anything goes with the option of patchwork

Challenge 6 at Gruffies and Guests is anythting goes with the option of patchwork.
http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/


I have made a patchwork background from papers from the Joanna Sheen & House Mouse Designs presents the Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CD.  Layered pre coloured image from same CD on top of papers.  Added sentiment from same CD.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 183 - add a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card cvhallenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Fab 'n' Funky challenge 222 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

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

Come and Get it challenge - animals
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/




Saturday, 28 June 2014

Another card using Daydream Designs images

I am blessed to be on the design team for Daydream Designs so here is another card using images given to the design team.
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/


I have layered Sentiment from Daydream Designs Hope Endures Lyme Disease set onto paper from Daydream Design Fun with Fuchsia paper set.  Layered all onto pink card and then white card.

I would like to enter this card into Word Art Wednesday 138
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge blog - Anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/ 



Rick St Dennis Facebook challenge

The challenge at Rick St Dennis Facebook group is anything goes with a Rick St Dennis image
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rickstdennisdigifansandfriends/


I have embossed blue card with paw prints, added paw print ribbon and paper.  Printed Rick St Dennis  digital stamp "Isabella with Love", coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  Printed Create with TLC sentiment and punched out with oval punch, layered onto purple card punched with oval scallop punch and layered onto blue card.  Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to add this card into Corrosive challenge 202 - colour me happy.
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Emerald Fairies challenge 56 - Friends
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge No 35 - Anything goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/



Friday, 27 June 2014

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 182

Challenge 182 at Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge is us a building or part of a building on your card.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Have stamped PSX stamp onto purple card with versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  Added glitter and layered all onto white card.

Unfortunately the PSX Stamps are no longer available.  I started buying them back in 1995 when Woodstock shop opened in Sydney.  I was working in the city then so could go down to the shop at lunchtime.  It was sad when the shop closed.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:

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

Completely Christmas challenge 17 Anything goes
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Fab n Funky challenge 222 Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Merry Monday Christmas challenge 114 Sparkle, shimmer or shine
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I haven't been as productive this week.   Having a bad pain week also my eyes aren't seeing too well.
Have a good weekend everyone.



Creative Fingers challenge No 41

Challenge No 41 at Creative Fingers this week is fantasy
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor is Nikki Burnett-Spellbinding Stamps-who has given each of us on team B a lovely image to use
https://www.etsy.com/au/search?q=nikki%20burnette&ship_to=AU



I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug stars and layered it onto red card.  Printed out Nikki Burnett digi stamp "Pin Up Kitchen Witch Bailey" onto white, cut out, coloured with markers and layered onto blue card.  Printed sentiment from Create with TLC and layered onto blue 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 like to enter this card into the challenge on Spellbinding Stamps (Nikki Burnett) facebook group "Wonderful Words"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/
and
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - patriotic colours
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/
and
Corrosive challenges No 202 Colour me happy
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/



Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Made another mistake

So fuzzy headed I did it again. Hit the delete button on the comments waiting to be published instead of the publish button.
I saved the instructions on how to get them back on my computer so hopefully I have put them all back.
I found the instructions in the google help



Get well card for Paulette

A cyber friend Paulette had a fall and broke her ankle
A lot of you will know Paulette she gives us lots of lovely freebies each day.   Her daughter is kindly carrying on for her while she is ill.
Some of her current and former design team have done a blog hop for her which starts at
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com.au/

Have a look at all the lovely projects.   I was not included in the blog hop but I made a card and mailed it to her on 16 June.   Hopefully she will receive it soon.   Sometimes the mail to USA only takes a week, sometimes longer.  A friend from there sent me a birthday card in April and I didn't receive it till last week.
This is a scan of the card I sent to Paulette


I have spritzed white card with distress pens and spritzer and layered onto purple card.  Printed out image "Best Prayer Vintage" and sentiment "Best Prayers" which I think are past freebies  from TLC.

You can buy lots of lovely images and sentiments by Paulette at http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/tlc4lo

I would like to add this card to challenge 137 at Word Art Wednesday.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Fan-tastic Tuesday 41 Anything goes
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/



Digi Choosday 24 - in the pink

Challenge 24 at Digi Choosday is In the Pink
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used my Polkadoodles "Rose Bud" CD which arrived today.

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

Scribbles Designs 18 Say it with a sentiment
http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/06/say-it-with-sentiment-scribbles-designs.html


Monday, 23 June 2014

Pink Gem challenge 122 for a child

Challenge 122 at Pink Gem is for a child
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered Pink Gem precoloured images Easter Poppy and Easter Bunny onto Pink Gem paper from the Licorice cream paper set.  Printed happy Easter circle, punched out and layered onto paper.  The paper has pink and yellow flowers though the yellow ones don't show up to well in the scan.  Layered all onto pink card, then yellow, then onto the white page of an Easter book made for a child..

I run a book club by post here in Australia and one of the members made an Easter book for one of the child members (a bit late for this year but will get there before next Easter).

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

Emerald Faeries challenge 56 Friends
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle No 90 - add yellow (flowers on paper, yellow chick on sentiment and yellow card
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/




Digi Stamps for Joy challenge 94 - flowers

Challenge 94 at Digi Stamps for Joy is flowers
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/challenge-94-flowers-flowers-flowers.html

I have used a flower embellishment, flower paper and there are flowers on the jeans in the image.

Layered three papers from My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine 6x6 paper pad onto yellow card.  Added ribbon.  Printed Digi Stamps 4 Joy precoloured image JL437 Trendy Two, cut out and layered on top.  Added Flower and dragonfly embellishments.

Would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Song in Your He{ART} Challenge 9 - The song is Hey Brother but in the verses it also says Hey Sister
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 264 Recipe:  1 Ribbon, 2 embellishments, 3 papers and an image
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Emerald Faeries 58 - Friends
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle No 90 Add some yellow (Yellow shirt, yellow flower, yellow on papers and yellow card.
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

There is something wrong with Google blogs today.  It won't list the posts from the blogs I follow.   Will only show one, so I haven't been able to see all your posts today.




Whoopsi Daisy challenge - summer

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


I have printed one of the images from Whoopsi Daisy sheet No 536 and coloured with chalks and markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Stamped sea gulls.  Layered all onto blue card, then onto red card, and then onto white card.

I hope you will go over 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 you are the winner you will receive two 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.

A Whoopsi Daisy fans facebook group has been started come over and have a look
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/?fref=nf

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday No 326 Beside the Seaside
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-Tastic Tuesday No 40 Summer at the beach
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Fairies challenges 28 Summer
http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.fi/

Open Minded Crafting Fun 13 Patriotic colours (I don't live in USA but have used the USA colours red, white and blue)  Also our Australian flag is red, white and blue.
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 34 Anything goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/

V's Sweet challenge blog Summer Fun VSC challenge 24
http://www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com.au/




Friday, 20 June 2014

Creative Fingers challenge No 20 Anything goes/tags

Challenge 40 this week at Creative Fingers is anything goes/tags
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week who has given us some lovely images to use is The Stamping Chef
http://thestampingchef.com/


I have layered The Stamping Chef digi "DIY Dayna" onto paper from Daydream Designs Tooltime ensemble and layered red tool box with tools from the same set on top.  Coloured Dayna with markers.  Cut into tag shape and attached to red card which I embossed with Crafts Too "Tools" embossing folder with red brad.
Added tool brads.

Sentiment on digi says:  Keep calm and DIY.

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

I would like to enter this card into Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Sweet Pea Stampers challenge shaped card

The challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this week is shaped cards.
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/

I have made a simple half circle card using Sweet Pea Digi Stamp "Moon Fairy" by ching chou kuik, and  coloured her with chalks, markers and glitter pens.


I hope you will go over to Sweet Pea Stampers and see the lovely cards made 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 2 chances to win a prize.

I would like to add this card to Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 34 Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart 23 Anything goes


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Deedee's digis stamp of the month challenge - Life is a beach

Deedee's digis kindly gives us a free set to join in the Stamp of the month challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/search/label/Digi%20of%20the%20Month
If you haven't already joined in you can purchase the set and make a card for the challenge then you will get next month's free.

The set includes colour images, layering images, outline images and sentiments and you can buy it at https://shop.deedeesdigis.com/  on special at the moment.


My card

I have printed out colour image and sentiment onto white card.  Cut out and layered onto blue card embossed with Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" embossing folder.  Added punched dolphins and layered all onto white card.

I would also like to enter this card into
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge 40 Summer at the beach
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Fairies challenges No 28 Summer
http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.fi/




Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - June Christmas card challenge

Each month Digi Stamps 4 Joy kindly gives us a free image to use to make a Christmas card
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/monthly-christmas-challenge-june-2014.html

If you haven't already joined in you can request this month's image and make a card for the challenge and then you will receive next month's free image.


I have punched squares from six different pattern papers from Christmas Basics 12x12 paper pad and layered onto green card.  Cut out Merry Christmas from another paper in the same pad, layered onto red card and then on top of paprs.   Printed out the Digi Stamps 4 Joy image, cut out, coloured with markers, added white enamel for snow and layered on top of papers.
Layered all onto red card.

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

Christmas card challenges 29 use 3 or more patterned papers (I have used 7)
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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


The Stamping Boutique challenge 21 - flower embellishment

Challenge 21 at The Stamping Boutique is use at least one flower embellishment.  (I have used 3)
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Have printed out The Stamping Boutique stamp "Swan song" onto white card, cut out, coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pens and layered onto green card which I embossed with Cuttlebug "daisies".  Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to enter this card into Sweet Stampin Challenge - Say it with flowers
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/






Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Part 2 of the Rick St Dennis progressive challenge at Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dennis EDT blog

Those of us who joined part one of the Rick St Dennis Steampunk progressive challenge received a freebie to join part two.
http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.co.uk/p/rick-st-dennis-progressive-challenge.html


I printed out the free Rick St Dennis digi stamp onto white card.  Painted over with different colours of Tattered Angels glitter glam and left to dry.  When dry coloured bits with red and purple markers.

Today I used my steampunk stencil for the first time and used distress paints onto blue card, but it didn't turn out too well.  When it was dry I embossed with Couture Creations "Replacements" embossing folder and then sponged over the raised parts with distress ink.   Layered the digi onto red card and then onto the painted and embossed card.  Layered all onto red card.

It is a bit messy.   Yesterday and today I am having really bad pain days and really bad headache and am trying to do things to take my mind off the pain.

I made another card today but it will not go onto my blog till Friday as it is my design team card for Creative Fingers.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - circles everywhere

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is circles everywhere
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I  have layered precoloured digi "Spring Col 1" from Whoopsi Daisy CD and "baby col 2" from Daisy May and Friends CD onto pink circles, typed Best wishes onto another circle and layered all onto Daisy Paper 3 from Daisy May and Friends CD.  Added circle brads and layered all onto pink card.

I hope you will go over and see all 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 the winner you will win two sheets of Whoopsi Daisy images.   If you don't use a Whoopsi Daisy image and you are the winner you will win one sheet of Whoopsi Daisy  images.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
There is also a free image there that you can use for the challenge.

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



Sunday, 15 June 2014

Penguins at the Christmas Card club

The theme for this fortnight at our Christmas card club is penguins


I have used two pre coloured penguin digi stamps form Pink Gem Designs.  Have layered them onto papers from Pink Gem Designs.  Two papers from the Merry and Bright set and one from the Penguin frolics set.   I am so fuzzy headed with the fibromyalgia that I actually bought the Pengruin frolics set twice.  Have added the Pink Gem Designs Magical Christmas digi.

I would like to add this card into the following challenges

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 263 - Christmas  
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

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


Feeling Sketchy No 93

Time for another sketch at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
This is sketch No 93
 and our sponsors this month are Molossi and Stitchy Bear Stamps

Stitchy Bear gave us some lovely stamps to use.


I have cut pattern paper from Permania "Rose Garden" paper pack.  Added paw print ribbon and stamped Thinking of you.  Printed out Stitchy Bear Stamp "Lucys New Kitty" by Reeces Scrap Pieces, coloured with markers and distress inks and layered on the top.  Layered all onto pink 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 would like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Friday, 13 June 2014

Rick St Dennis Facebook challenge and Corrosive challenges 201

The Rick St Dennis Facebook challenge is anything goes using a Rick St Dennis digi
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rickstdennisdigifansandfriends/

Challenge 201 at Corrosive Challenges is crop it or cut it out (I have cut out the digi image)
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/


I spritzed a white card using the spritzer with distress markers.  Sponged the edges with distress ink.  Added paper from My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing 6x6 Designer paper pad Tangerine.  Printed Rick St Dennis digi stamp Billie Jo onto white card, coloured with markers, Cut out, layered onto yellow card and then onto spritzed card.  Layered all onto yellow card.

I am really annoyed with myself.  This is the first time I have used my new Distress Marker Spritzer and  I dropped the screw from the Spritzer and now I can't find it.  I will have to wait till Tony gets home and gets the stronger torch.  I hope he can find it for me. While I was looking for it I found two brads I dropped a few days ago.






Creative Fingers 39 - Anything goes/Favourite colour combo

The challenge this week is Anything goes/Favourite colour combo
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles who has kindly given us some lovely digi images to use
http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.com.au/

My favourite colours are purple and pink


I printed the image I was given "Spring Flower Corner" onto white card and coloured with markers.  Stamped Stampin Up "Thinking of You".   Printed another Delicious Doodles image that I bought previously "Celtic Fairy" onto white, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto white card.  Added purple ribbon.  Coloured bottom of card with marker.  Layered all onto purple card.

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

I would like to enter this card into Crafty Girls challenge 20 anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and
Sentimental Sundays No 210 - anything goes with a sentiment
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/



Craftitude challenge 67 Flowers and Lace

Challenge 67 at Craftitude is flowers and lace
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
and our sponsor for this week is Dilly Beans
http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.com.au/

This is my ATC for the design team

I have embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Added lace.  Printed Dilly Beans stamp Amalia flower fairy onto white, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto pink card.  Added flowers and brads.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

ATCs are 2-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches

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

I would like to enter this card into In the Pink challenge No 46- flower garden
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Come and Get it Challenge and Lacy Sunshine challenge

The challenge at Come and Get it this week is a Recipe challenge - square card, one circle, 2 papers and a ribbon.   http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

and this is my second card for the Lacy Sunshine challenge goth and/or non traditional hair colour
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered two papers from All Dolled Up Glitz 6" paper pad onto pink card and added ribbon.  Printed Lacy Sunshine stamp Lupita Summer Day Dreams which I received free with my subscription to the new Lacy Sunshine magazine.  Coloured her with markers and punched out using Stampin Up scalloped circle punch.  Layered over papers and ribbon.  Layered all onto mauve card.  (I have used tattered rose for the hair.  I often do pink hair)

You can subscribe to the new Lacy Sunshine magazine at  http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

I would also like to enter this card into Corrosive challenge No 201 Crop it or cut it out
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/




Lacy Sunshine challenge

The challenge this fortnight at Lacy Sunshine is goth and/or non traditional hair colour
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
Heather kindly gives us a free image each challenge to use on her challenge.
If you haven't joined in the challenges yet you can buy the image for a special price at
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/ 
If you use a Lacy Sunshine image in the challenge you can request the next month's image for free.


I have embossed mauve card with Stampin Up embossing folder.  Punched hexagon shapes with Creative Memories punch from two papers in the Kaisercraft violet crush 6-1/2" paper pad.  Added ribbon, flower and brad.  Printed out the free Lacy Sunshine image Maddie and clover, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  (I have used milled lavender for the hair.)  Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Girls challenge 20 - Anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the heart 22- Anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Glitter n sparkle 88 - use a digi
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Word Art Wednesday 136 and Challenges 4 Everybody 42

The challenge at Word Art Wednesday is anything goes using an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

This will be the last challenge for a while at Challenges 4 Everbody as they are going to take a break for a while
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com.au/
This basically means that the creation that you do has to relate to this challenge blog in some way.
e.g. theme - ladybugs, branches, clouds, blossoms - colours - blue, red, pink, white, brown. 

I have used ladybugs, branches, clouds, blossoms and all of the colours.

I am blessed to be on the design team for Daydream Designs and all the stamps and paper on this card were given to me by Diane   http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

Paper from Good Earth paper set
All the pre coloured stamps from the following sets:  (you can also buy them in black and white to colour)
Doodle Garden color set
Hug a Tree set
Sunshine and Rain set
New Gardens Inspiration set
Birds in next color.

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






Pink Gem challenge 121 Gingham - ribbon or design paper

Challenge 121 at Pink Gem Designs is Gingham use gingham ribbon or design paper
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
I couldn't find my gingham ribbon so have used gingham paper


I have layered Pink Gem pre coloured digi stamp "Poppy in sneakers" over "daisy border" and then over "Heart Fence" onto Pink Gem gingham papers.  Added sentiment from Pink Gem "Clip Art Sentiments".  Layered all onto green card and then onto pink card.

The precoloured images are good to use on days like today when my eyes aren't too good.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Girls challenge 20 anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and
In the Pink - Flower Garden
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/








Patties Creations challenge No 93

Challenge No 93 at Patties Creations is birthdays
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I won three of Patties Creations stamps on another challenge blog so I thought I had better join in this challenge.

I embossed green card with cuttlebug daisies. Added ribbon flowers. Printed Patties Creations digi stamp "Daffodils circle scroll" onto white card.  Typed happy birthday.  Cut out and coloured with chalks and makers.  Layered all onto yellow card.


A Day for Daisies 97 - Get Krafty

Challenge 97 at A Day for Daisies is Get Krafty (Kraft card stock or paper)
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/


I have stamped "Christmas Wishes" onto kraft card and embossed the card with Cuttlebug "Christmas stars".  Added two ribbons.  Printed A Day For Daisies digital stamp "Gentle Baby" onto white and coloured with markers.  My eyes are not good today.  I had to colour the skin brown as I made a mistake and coloured over Mary's hand with blue when I was colouring the baby shawl.  Brown was the only colour which would go over the blue.

I would also like to add this card into C.R.A.F.T. challenge 263 Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

I spent this morning at the cancer centre at St. George Hospital for my appointment with the radiotherapy doctor.  I have a really lovely lady doctor.
Everything is okay and I am still in remission, thank you God.




Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Rick St Dennis personal challenge Red, Blue and white

Rick St Dennis is having a personal challenge on the Rick St Dennis facbook group - Red, white and blue, using one of his images.  Closes on 2nd July
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rickstdennisdigifansandfriends/

I have to make lots of Christmas cards so have used one of his Christmas digi stamps.


Have printed Rick St Dennis digi stamp Betsy Bobbins onto white card and coloured with red and blue markers, cut out and layered onto blue star paper.   My scanner hasn't scanned the colour correctly, it is actually blue.  Layered this onto red card that I embossed with Crafts Concept Candy Canes embossing folder.  Layered all onto white card.  Stamped Christmas Wishes and layered all onto blue card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 180 for a child
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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


Scrappers Delight 24 and One Stitch at a Time 216

Challenge 24 at Scrappers Delight is anything goes with the twist layer it up ( I have done lots of layers)
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

Challenge 216 at One Stitch at A Time is use a digi
http://www.onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Cut out Merry Christmas from paper in My Minds Eye 12 days of Christmas 6x6 paper pad
and layered onto green and white paper from Christmas Basics 12x12 paper pad

Printed digi stamp "Baby Baubles Awww Baby" which is on special for $1 at the moment at
http://www.scrappersdelights.com/store/  and at http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/
I bought it forgetting that I already had it.

Coloured with markers and cut out with Stampin Up scalloped circle punch.  Layered onto red card punched with Stampin Up circle punch.  Layered onto green and white paper.  Cut out red baubles from paper from Christmas Basics 12x12 paper pad and layered over the baubles on the green paper.  Added gold thread and gold star brads.

Layered all onto red card and then onto green card.

I would also like to add this card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes  http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas card challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Patterned Paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas challenge 180 for a child
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Love to Create - for the kids  http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday 112 - Santa Hats  http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

The Stamping Boutique challenge No 20 - Dad or Masculine

Challenge No 20 at The Stamping Boutique is Dad or masculine
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I layered The Stamping Boutique digi "Maz" onto two papers from Pininkie Musical Notes paper set and coloured with markers.  Layered all onto red card and then onto black card.

I would also like to enter this card into C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No 262 Fathers day/male
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafters Cafe Blog challenge No 66 - masculine   -  Was too late for this one link closed while I was doing post.
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Patterned Paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Fan-tastic Tuesday anything goes
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-rules.html

Love to Create - for the kids
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Try it on Tuesday - One for the boys
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/


Word Art Wednesday No 135

I am blessed to be on the design team for Daydream Designs.
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

Diane gives us lots of lovely images to use and the sentiments are great for Word Art Wednesday
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/  I finished my card just in time to join challenge No 135


I have layered the precoloured "red tool box" from Daydream Designs "Tool Time outline and colour set" onto "A Man's Man" digi papers.  Added sentiment from "Tool Time Sentiments"

I would also like to enter this card into C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No 262 Fathers day/male
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday anything goes
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-rules.html

Try it on Tuesday - One for the boys
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Patterned Paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Monday, 9 June 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - anything goes

The challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is anything goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Whoopsi Daisy pre coloured image "1col" from Daisy May and Friends CD.  Coloured background with pink chalk.  Cut oval in dark pink card and embossed with Cuttlebug daisies.  Layered dark pink card over white card.  Added flowers, brads, and punched butterfly.

I hope that you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and join in the challenge.  You don't need to use a Whoopsi Daisy image 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 image and you are the winner you will receive 1 sheet of Whoopsi Daisy images.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at   http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday - perfectly pink
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Moments 44 Anything goes/monochromatic
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday Summer
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle use a digi
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/




Inspiration Post for Feeling Sketchy - What do you do when you don't have scrapbook paper to go with your photos.

It is my turn to do the inspiration post for Feeling Sketchy.  I have been trying to think of what to do.  Others have been doing different techniques, but I don't know many.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

I finally thought of  "What do you do when you don't have a paper to go with your photos".

I made this scrapbook page before I had my blog so it hasn't been shown before.  I think it was for a scrapbook shop competition.

I made the paper by scanning Sarah's dress and added stickers.


For the following page I stamped the background paper

These are just simple pages that anyone can do.





Another Christmas card made today

I have been very productive today and made 6 cards, this is the last card for today/


I have layered precoloured Angel from Polkadoodles "Angelberry Christmas" CD onto paper from the same CD.  Added ribbon.  Printed sentiment from the same CD and attached over ribbon with star brads.  Punched baubles and added to top of card with gold thread and green star brads.

I would like to enter this card into Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Angels
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas Stamping all Year Long 14 - Ribbons and Trims  http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com.au/

Completely Christmas 15 Anything Goes  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly challenge 180 - for a child  http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

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

Open Minded Crafting Fun challenge 12 something with wings
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/


Christmas card made today


I have layered precoloured Angel from Polkadoodles "Angelberry Christmas" CD onto paper from the same CD.   Added ribbon and star clip.  Printed Sentiment from the same CD, cut out and layered on top.  Layered all onto Red Card.

I would like to enter this card into Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Angels
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas Stamping all Year Long 14 - Ribbons and Trims  http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com.au/

Completely Christmas 15 Anything Goes  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly challenge 180 - for a child  http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

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


Sweet Stampin challenge - Baby

The challenge this week at Sweet Stampin is baby cards.
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

My niece had a premature baby boy on 27 May so I made this card for her today.

I have layered Pink Gem Designs digi stamp "Baby Boy in Pram" onto digi paper from Pink Gem Designs "Oh Boy" paper set and coloured it with markers and the stars with glitter pens.  Added Pink Gem "Welcome Little One calendar" sentiment.  Layered all onto blue card.

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




Imagine That June Progressive challenge

Each month Kris kindly gives us a free stamp or stamp set to join her challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/june-progressive-challenge-guest-dt-call.html

This is the set we received for June

This is my clean and simple card I made today
I have layered precoloured penguin stamp and sentiment onto water paper and then layered all onto yellow card.

If you haven't already joined the progessive challenge you can buy this set and then make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Just for Fun challenge - Here comes summer
http://laineyscraftyspace-justforfun.blogspot.com.au/
and
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Summer
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/





From the Heart - June challenge

Each month Faith at From the Heart Stamps gives us a freebie to use in her challenge.  If you make a card and join the challenge you receive the next month free.
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/06/07/june-free-stamp-of-the-month-super-birdbrain/

 This was the set we received for June

I don't have a dad so I made this card and will send to someone else

I have layered Super Birdbrain onto Bearly Mine Designs stripes and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment.  Layered onto blue and then onto white card.

If you haven't already joined this progressive challenge you can buy this month's set and make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Word Art Wednesday 135  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/




Gerda Steiner Designs challenge 2 - Best Friends

Challenge 2 at Gerda Steiner Designs is best friends and we have kindly been given a lovely free image to use.  If you make a card with the image and join the challenge you will receive next month's image free
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/


I have layered Gerda Steiner Free image "Cat and Dog friends" onto background from Pink Gem Designs and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Layered all onto black and then onto white card.

I would also like to add this card into Fun Day Friday - anything goes
http://www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and Word Art Wednesday   http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

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

and Sentimental Sundays - anything goes with a sentiment
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/