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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, 31 July 2014

Just Inspirational Challenge - Hobbies and sports

The Just Inspirational challenge is Hobbies and sports
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.be/


I have used pre-coloured digi, sentiment and papers from Polkadoodles Work and Play CD No 4.

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 http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

More new sets at Daydream Designs

This card uses parts from four of the new sets at Daydream Designs
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

Life is Sew Sweet Dress forms, Life is so Sweet Sewing Machines, Sew Sweet papers and Sewing notions.

Diane very generously gave all of these sets to the design team.

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

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 46 anything goes  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Suzi Bee's Bloomin Challenge 39 anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment   



Beccy's Place - July challenge

I am just in time to add my card to Beccy's Place July challenge Antything goes with a Beccy's place stamp
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/july-challenge.html

I have layered Beccy's Place precoloured digi "Angel with Gift" onto pink and then onto papers from Pininkie Christmas black and white paper set (recoloured pink) and Pininkie Christmas Tree Strip paper set.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges
Completely Christmas - anything goes  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card 187 - cute  http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Diane's Daydream Designs new sets - On the Move

Diane at Daydream Designs has been working hard and created some new sets in her shop
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

I have made this card using the On the Move digi stamps, accessories, papers and sentiments.  Diane kindly gave the design team the sets to use/


I would like to enter this card into
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

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

Open Minded Crafting Fun No 15 Vacation related
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/challenge-15-vacation-related.html

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 269 Inspiration photo http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
this is the photo.  I didn't have a tent stamp so I have used a caravan instead on the way to their holiday.




A Day for Daisies challenge 101 - torn edges

The challenge at A Day for Daisies this fortnight is torn edges and you must use A Day for Daisies image.
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/  If you don't have a Day for Daisies image Tammy has provided a freebie for you to use.


Have printed out A Day for Daisies digi stamp "Love is in the air" onto white card.  Torn edges and sponged with Distress Ink "Milled Lavender" and coloured image with markers.  Layered onto purple card which has been torn and then onto mauve card.  Stamped Stampin Up Wishing you Happiness.  Added bling.

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

Crafting from the Heart challenge 29 anything goes - http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Digitally Sweet challenge 98 Embellish it up  http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Emerald Faeries July challenge birthday http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Fairy Tale challenge - use a digi  http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Glitter n Sparkle 95 add some purple (my card is all shades of purple)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge - Birthday card (special challenge)
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 39 Anything goes   http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/













101 : Water-Color : 102 - 1st Assignment Salt Water (color)

I just found this challenge blog this week http://101watercolor.blogspot.com.au/

on Victoria Lavender's blog http://victorialavender.blogspot.com.au/

The first assignment is Salt Water (color) and they have two sections 101 beginners and intermediate and 102 intermediate and advanced.

This is the very first time I have used this technique and I thank Victoria for the YOUTUBE links

I tried to follow the video Tattered Angels - Kosher Salt Technique by Erin Bassett but just used table sea salt as that is all I had here.


Also I didn't have any watercolour card so have just used white card I buy from Office Works.
Sprayed with Ranger Dylusion sprays, shook salt over and left overnight to dry.  Today wiped off the salt and stamped with Indigo Blue clear stamps I received last week with Australian Simply Cards magazine No71.  Stamped an extra butterfly and layered on top.  Added rhinestones and layered all onto pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into Word Art Wednesday
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Monday, 28 July 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - two or more dies

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is two or more dies
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed pink card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Added leaves die, 2 butterfly dies, and sentiment die.  Printed precoloured image from Whoopsi Daisy CD, cut into oval and layered over the leaves.   Layered all over green card.

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

There is a brand new free digi in the Whoopsi Daisy shop  http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to enter this card into Crafty Girls challenge 23 anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Suzi Bees Bloomin Challenge 39 - anything goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/

613 Avenue Create challenge 82 Anything goes/use a sentiment
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Digitally Sweet challenge 98 Embellish it up - http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/





Unstampabelles last week for challenge for July

Last week for Unstampabelles Challenge for July - I could have danced all night
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this month is Flourish with a bling and the prize is $15 voucher to spend in store
http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/store/


I have layered sentiment from Kaisercraft "Confetti" 6-1/2" paper pad onto paper from the same pad.  Punched ballerinas from pink card plus dress from the same paper pad.  Added ribbon and layered all onto pink card.

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

Remember NO STAMPS ALLOWED.

The challenge closes on 1 August (Sydney, Australia time)


I would like to enter this card into Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge No 39 anything goes.
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
613 Avenue Create challenge 82 - anything goes/use a sentiment 
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/






Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas card club - trees

Sylvie has given us the theme for our Christmas card club - trees

Layered precoloured Angelberry tree from Polkadoodle "Angelberry Christmas" CD onto paper from the same CD.  Layered onto purple then white card.  Layered onto papers from Kaissercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist" 

This image is also available from Polkadoodles as a digi and as a clear stamp  http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

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

Craftyhazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 187 - cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

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

Polkadoodles - clash the colours  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 39 - anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Deedee's Digis Monthly progreesive freebie challenge - July

http://www.deedeesdigis.com/search/label/Digi%20of%20the%20Month
Each month Deedee's Digis kindly gives us a free stamp set to join in the challenge.   If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's stamp, join the challenge and you will receive next month's free.

I have just made a very simple card using the free set "So Cool"


I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug tiny mosaic (this was the closest I had to ice cubes).  Layered dark blue oval.  Printed out the penguin and layered on top. Punched one of the sentiments with scalloped circle punch and then cut in half and layered on top.

I would also like to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday - for the birds
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas card for various challenges

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card challenge No 186 Layer it Up (I have seven layers)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Cute Card Thursday 331 for the birds http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Digi Choosday challenge 29 Christmas in July  http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

Fairy Tale challenge 96 - use a digi   http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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


Layered Precoloured Angel from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD and sentiment onto paper from the same CD, then onto red, then white card.  Layered this onto paper from Cara Bella Christmas Day 6x6 paper pad and then onto green card.  Added another bird from the paper pack and a star brad.  Layered all onto red card.



The East Wind challenge 11 - It's getting hot

Challenge No 11 at The East Wind is It's getting hot
http://www.theeastwind.com/


Sentiments from Create with TLC Bubbles Word Art pack layered onto Soap Bubbles paper 2 from Pininkie.  The East Wind digi stamp Bubble Bath printed on white, coloured with markers, layered onto blue and then onto paper.  All layered onto blue card.

They are having a bubble bath as it has been such a hot day where they are.     (It is not hot here in Sydney, Australia.  We are in the middle of winter.) 

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
and



Creative Fingers challenge No 44 - Anything Goes/make it Cute

Challene 44 at Creative Fingers is anything goes/make it cute
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this challenge is Polkadoodles   http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/


I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.  Swiped versamark stamp pad over, added white embossing powder and heat embossed.  Layered pre coloured Angel from Polkadoodles "Angelberry Christmas" CD onto paper from the same CD, layered onto red and then onto the blue card.  Added Rhinestones and layered all onto dark 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

Corrosive Challenge 204 Christmas in July http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting when we can 74 Make your own background
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-74-make-your-own-background.html

Crafty Girls Challenge 23 anything goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Polkadoodles challenge Christmas Add a twinkle  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/

A Song in your He{art} challenge 12 - When you wish upon a star
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/

Fairytale challenge No 96 - use a digi  http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge 186 Layer it up

Challenge 186 this week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge is layer it up
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Embossed blue card with Sizzix "Thin Ice" embossing folder.  Added papers from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" paper pad and Bo Bunny "Mistletoe Collection" pape pad.  Layered Pink Gem pre coloured digi "Ellie with Post Box" onto paper from Pink Gem Designs "Merry and Bright" paper set.   Layered that onto red and then white then layered on top of the other papers.  Layered all onto red card.

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

Pink Gem's A Gem of a Challenge 124 - spots and Stripes. (There are spots on the image and ont he paper and stripes on the paper underneath)   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



Recipe Challenge at 52 (Christmas card) Throwdown

52 (Christmas card) throwdown has a blog hop for July and 4 challenges.
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au/

This is my card  for the recipe challenge:  square card, vintage and two buttons.

I have printed a piece of pattern paper from Joanna Sheen's "Victorian Christmas cards" CD, torn the edges and sponged with distress ink and layered onto purple card.  Printed image from the same CD.  Torn the edges and sponged with distress ink and layered onto paper.  Printed sentiment from the same CD.  Added the two buttons.

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


Pink Gem challenge No 124 Spots and Stripes

The challenge at Pink Gem's A Gem of a challenge is spots and stripes
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Pink Gem Designs digi image "Emma in Hat" onto papers from Pink Gem Designs and coloured her with pink markers.  :Printed Pink Gem sentiment "Sending smiles" and punched out with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.  Added punched flower and rhinestone.

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



Crafty Sentiments challenge - hand coloured image

Crafty Sentiments challenge - hand coloured image
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com.au/


Embossed mauve paper with Cuttlebug Daisies, Added paper and ribbon from my stash.
Printed Crafty Sentiments digi stamp "He Loves me" onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers. Layered onto purple card and then onto papers.  Added punched flowers and rhinestones.  Stamped Thinking of you and punched out with oval punch.  Coloured background with chalk.  Layered onto purple scalloped oval and then on top.   Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to add this card to the challenge at
Crafty Girls Challenge 23 anything goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Gruffies and Guests challenge 7 Anything goes with the option of Summer

The challenge this month at Gruffies and Guests is anything goes with the option of summer
http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/ch7-anything-goes-with-option-of-summer.html


Precoloured image from Joanna Sheen & House Mouse Designs CD The Griffies and Happy Hoppers layered onto yellow and then onto paper from the same CD.  Stamped Stampin Up Thinking of you punched with oval punch and then layered onto blue scallop punched card.  Layered all onto yellow card and then onto blue card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Fab 'n' Funky challenge 224 Walk on the wild side  http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Completely Christmas 21 - sketch challenge

The challenge this week at Completely Christmas is a sketch
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/



Image from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD coloured with blue markers and white opal liquid pearls for trims on dress.  Blue and green paper is from same CD. Layered onto blue card.  Added blue rhinestones.  Layered all onto Lime green card.

I would also like to enter this card into 

Come and Get it challenge - Christmas in July  http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Corrosive challenge 204 - Christmas in July   http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.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/

Digi Choosday 29 - Christmas in July - http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

Polkadoodles - Add a twinkle http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

Just Us Girls color week 250 - turquoise, green and lime.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Glory of Christmas challegne 38 - sketch challenge

The challenge at The Glory of Christmas this fortnight is a sketch
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/





Paper from Daydream Designs "Stars that shine" paper set.  Pre coloured images from Daydream Designs "Santa Please" color digi set and "Under the tree" color set.  Sentiment from Daydream Designs Christmas Blessings sentiment set.

You can buy the lovely Daydream Design digi stamps,  papers and sentiments at
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
The digis come in color sets and in black and white sets for you to colour.    Most all have sentiment sets and paper sets.

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

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

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

Christmas Card challenges 34 - photo inspiration.  I have used the stars and the colours red, green and white for my inspiration
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/










Monday, 21 July 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge Lots of pink

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


I have layered precoloured digi image from Whoopsi Daisy sheet No 602 onto white card, then pink and then paper from Whoopsi Daisy CD (I have recoloured the paper in publisher) then pink.  Added pink lace, pink ribbon and pink brads.  Layered all onto light pink card.

I hope yoiu 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 you are he 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.

You can buy the lovely Whoopsi Daisy digital stamps at   http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
If you scroll down there is a lovely free image which would be great for this challenge.

I would like to add this card into the following challenges

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

In the Pink 48 - Thinking of you   http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/




Unstampabelles July challenge - I could have danced all night - with the twist to use ribbon - Mid way post

This is my midway post for Unstampabelles July challenge - I could have danced all night - with the twist to use ribbon.
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this month is Flourish with a Bling

I have done a scrapbook page of my youngest grand daughter aged 5 who loves to dance.

Have layered photos onto paper from Scribble and Scrap, layered onto pink and then white, added pearl bling from Flourish with a Bling and ribbon.

I hope you will go over to Unstampabelles and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  You still have some time to join in this challenge which ends on 1 August.

Remember NO STAMPS allowed.

I would like to enter this into Scribble and Scrap challenge 23 anything goes
http://scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.com.au/

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Gerda Steiner Designs July challenge

If we played in last month's challenge we received this month's image for free.   If you haven't already joined you can purchase the image to join the challenge
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/


I have layered the free image "Little Kitten in the Moving box" onto paper from Daydream Designs On the Move paper set and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment from Daydream Designs On the Move Sentiment set.  Layered all onto blue and then white card.

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  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/






Digi Stamps for Joy July Christmas card challenge

Each month Digi Stamps 4 Joy kindly gives us a Christmas stamp to join the Christmas card challenge.  If you haven't already joined in you can send an email and request this month's image.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/monthly-christmas-challenge-july-2014.html

I have layered the free Digi Stamps 4 Joy image onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Light paper set, and coloured with 4 or 5 different pinks, light green and grey markers.    Layered all onto pink card.

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

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

 52 (Christmas card) throwdown July colour challenge choose at least 3 of 4 different shades of pink, grey and light green.  (I have used all)      http://52cct.blogspot.com.au/



From the Heart Stamps July freebie challenge

Each month From the Heart Stamps kindly gives us a free digi stamp set to use in the challenge
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/07/03/july-free-stamp-of-the-month-winter-friends/
and if you join the challenge with the stamp you receive the next month's free.


I have printed out the free image "Winter Friends" onto white cad and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment from the same set.  Added rhinestones for the snow flakes and white enamel for the snow on the ground.  Layered all onto red card.

If you haven't already joined in the progressive challenge you can buy this month's set and join the challenge and you will receive next month's free

I would also like to enter this card into Merry Monday 117 - Sequins (I couldn't find any sequins so have used rhinestones instead which look similar)
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Third fairy ATC

Third fairy ATC for the lunch tomorrow and  for the fairies challenge at  http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.fi/


Have layered Sweet Pea digi stamp Steampunk doll by Meredith Dillman onto black and then onto Steampunk paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  Added ribbon and brad and layered all onto black card.

I would also like to enter this ATC into the challenge at Bearly Mine Designs - Let's go digital
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/july-2014-challenge-lets-go-digital.html



New digital stamps and papers at Daydream Designs

I am blessed to be on Diane's Daydream designs dream team.  Thank you to Diane for giving us free copies of her new designs "On the Move".   You can see the images, papers and sentiments on
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
The accessories will be there soon.

I have layered two pieces from the paper set onto blue card.  Added precoloured digi stamp from the On the Move coloured set, sentiment from On the Move Sentiment set and brad from On the Move Accessories set.

I would like to add this card to the challenge on
Word Art Wednesday  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Fan-tastic Tuesday http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Open Minded Crafting Fun  - Vacation related   http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/
(On the move to their holidays)




Another fairy ATC

Have printed Sweet Pea stamp Adeline Lineart by Joanne Schempp onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto purple, white, green and purple card.  Added purple punched flowers

I would like to enter this into Fairies challenges  http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.fi/

Fairies challenges blog - challenge fairies

The challenge at Fairies challenge blog is fairies
http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.fi/


My friend Cheryl is coming tomorrow to take me to the Stamp Happy lunch at Parramatta so this week I have been making some ATCs to swap at the lunch.  Any I don't use I will make into cards later.

For this ATC I have printed Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Gentle Dawn by ching chou kuik onto white card, coloured with chalks and markers, layered onto green, white, purple and green card.  Added purple rhinestone flowers.




Post Pals card number 5 for Emily B

This is my 5th card for Emily B with the 5th free stamp from Jellypark especially for this challenge.   If you would like to send a card to a sick child to put a smile on their face and would like a free image to make the card see the Jellypark Post Pals facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/495638457181446/


I would like to enter this card into Word Art Wednesday challenge





Rick St Dennis mermaid

My card for the Rick St Dennis mermaid challenge     http://rickstdennis.blogspot.ca/


I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug Divine swirls which looks like water.  Printed Rick St Dennis digi stamp ""Aquaria" onto white, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto blue card.  Added punched dolphins, green paper cut for seaweed and brads.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

Rick St Dennis stamps available to purchase at
http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949
and
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/RickStdennis?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/rickstdennisdigifansandfriends/


Friday, 18 July 2014

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July

Crafty Sentiments has kindly given us a free image to use in their challenge - Christmas in July
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/


I have printed the free Crafty Sentiments digi stamp "Let it snow" onto white card then black and then white. Coloured with chalks and markers.  Added Sentiment from Crafty Sentiments Christmas circles set.  Added liquid pearls white opal to snow dots.  Just realised I missed on on the hat.  Will have to add that later.

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

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 268 Christmas  http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 44 Anything goes  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/




Sweet Pea Stampers challenge - fairies

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


I have printed Sweet Pea digi stamp "Titania" by Regan Kubecek onto white card and coloured with markers, layered onto green, white and then purple card and then onto green card.  Added clay photo corners.

I bought the Martha Stewart crafters clay Nature starter kit from Scrapbook Boutique  http://www.scrapbookboutique.com.au/c/martha-stewart-crafts/crafter-s-clay/135101

My second daughter Emily (18) had fun playing with it when she came to visit so I bought her the Heirloom starter kit.  She made the photo corners with the kit and gave them to me.

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

Fairies challenges blog - fairies  http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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





Thursday, 17 July 2014

Art by Miran challenge 10 - anything goes

Challenge No 10 at Art by Miran is anything goes
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/


I was one of the lucky 10 winners who won a free digi stamp from Art by Miran for her 500 followers on her facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/
I have bought lots of her lovely images but had to use this one for the challenge.
You can buy her lovely images at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran

I have layered Art by Miran digi stamp digi girl 110 "Pretty Molly" onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs Floral Breeze paper set and coloured her with markers.  Layered all onto pink and then onto white card.

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

Bearly Mine Designs - Lets go digital - used their digital paper with my digi stamps
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/july-2014-challenge-lets-go-digital.html

Come and get it colours of summer - I have used three of the four colours  (pink, yellow, green with white)
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 44 anything goes http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 93 anything goes  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

In the pink 48 - thinking of you  http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Love to create 124 Petals and Pearls - pearls in hair and on dress, petals on dress and paper
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Christmas card for various challenges


Embossed Kraft card with Crafts Concept "Woodgrain" embossing folder.  Added strip of paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist"  Printed Sweet Pea Stamp "Holly" by Rebecca Sinz onto white card and coloured with markers.  Layered onto green and then over paper and card.  Punched holly leaves and layered on top.  Added rhinestones.  Cut sentiment from the Mint Twist paper pad, layered onto green card and then onto top.  Layered all onto red card.

I made this card to enter into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas 20 Anything goes   http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas card challenge 

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 185 - glam it up
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Glitter n Sparkle 93 anything goes  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 37 anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin Challenge Christmas in July   http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I would like to thank everyone who runs the Christmas card and other challenges.  I am ahead this year, have made 94 Christmas cards so far, but still have lots to go.






Feeling Sketchy challenge 96

Time for another sketch challenge at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Sketch No 96

Our sponsors this month are Aurora Wings $10 voucher for Aurora Wings digi stamps   https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings


and Molossi $30 chipboard and bling package http://www.molossi.com.au/

This is my card I made with Aurora Wings digital stamp "Christmas Kitten" which is available free on Aurora Wings Facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings/


I have layered paper (parcels) from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist" onto pink card.  Layered a strip from another piece of paper from the same pad across.  Printed "Christmas Kitten" onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  Cut out Merry Christmas from the same paper pad, layered onto pink card and then on top of paper.

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 the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Facebook July challenge - Christmas in July  https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings/

Completely Christmas 20 Anything goes   http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Christmas card challenge 

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Patterned paper challenge

Festive Friday 35 Picture challenge - parcels  

Glitter n Sparkle 93 anything goes  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Holly Jolly Christmas challenge Christmas critters   http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 37 anything goes  http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin Challenge Christmas in July   http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/




  

Monday, 14 July 2014

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Christmas in July

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


I have printed one of the pre coloured images from Whoopsi Daisy sheet No 544 onto white card.  Stamped Happy Christmas.  Punched holes down each side with Sew Ribbon tool and threaded ribbon through.  This is only the second time I have used this tool and still find it hard to use with my sore hands.  Hopefully I will get better at it.  Added pink ribbon across top and Reindeer ribbon across the bottom.  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 receive 2 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 lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
Linnie is adding new images all the time and there is a free image there.

I followed the sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown so I would like to enter this card into the July sketch challenge  http://52cct.blogspot.com.au/


I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Christmas Cards all Year round - non traditional colours  http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/
Completely Christmas challenge 20 anything goes  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas cad challenge  http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
Holly Jolly Christmas card challenge Christmas critters http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/
Suzy Bees Bloomin challenge 37 Anything goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/




Sunday, 13 July 2014

Chi Chi Memories challenge June 15-July13

Chi Chi Memories has kindly given us a free image to use for the challenge June 15 to July 13
http://ccmchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

This is the sketch for this challenge

This is my card I made today using the freebie "Funky Girl"

I embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug Daisies.  Added paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Confetti" - the flowers on the paper are embossed shiny but it doesn't show on the scan.  Added  ribbon.
Printed Chi Chi Memories "Funky Girl" onto white card, coloured with markers, layered onto dark pink card and then onto paper and light pink card.  Added Sentiment from the same paper pad.

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

Cute Card Thursday - pretty papers  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink 48 - get well/thinking of you   http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 37 Anything Goes http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Just us Girls 249 - Trend Woodgrain  (The sentiment has woodgrain paper behind)
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/