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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.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Friday, 31 October 2014

Zuri Artsy Crafty challenge 1 - anything goes

The first challenge at the Zuri Artsy Crafty blog is anything goes
http://zuriartsycraftsy.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Zuri Artsy digi stamp fairy onto Pink Gem background and coloured her with markers.  Stamped Happy birthday.  Added punched leaves and flowers and rhinestones.  Layered all onto green, then white and then purple card.

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

Addicted to Stamps challenge 90 - Princesses or fairies
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

C.R.A.F.T. 283 - Fantasy  http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafters Cafe 88 -Things with wings http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Inspiration Destination challenge 5 - anything goes

Penny's Challenge 201 - anything goes   http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/ 

The Corrosive Challenge 211 - magical 
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Feeling Sketchy challenge 106

It is time for another card sketch challenge at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Our sponsors this month are Aurora Wings and Molossi.

Sketch 106


I have printed Aurora Wings digi stamp "Princess of the Sea" onto white cards and coloured her with markers.  Layered onto blue and then onto water paper.  Added ribbons and fish brads and layered all onto blue card.

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

You can buy the lovely Aurora digital images at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings

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

C.R.A.F.T. 283 - Fantasy (my image is a mermaid)  http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Inspiration Destination challenge 5 - anything goes

Penny's Challenge 201 - anything goes   http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/ 

The Corrosive Challenge 211 - magical 
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge 103 - Anything goes

Challenge No 103 at Digi Stamps 4 Joy this fortnight is Anything Goes
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
and as I am on Team A of the Design team I post my card at the beginning of the challenge


I have printed Digi Stamps 4 Joy precoloured digi JL677 Mysteri's music onto music from Create with TLC.  Cut out and layered onto light blue card that I embossed with Cuttlebug Marg's Melodies embossing folder.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC, added music brads and layered all onto dark blue card.

I hope you will go over to Digi Stamps 4 Joy and see the lovely cards by the A Team and join in the challenge.  Team B will be posting more inspiration cards next week.

You can buy this lovely digi coloured or in black and white to colour yourself at
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I would like to add this card to

Crafty Little Fairies - only one DP  http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 59 - anything goes with a twist monochrome
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Craftroom door - anything goes  http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/




Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnett facebook challenge - Happy Halloween

The October challenge at Spellbinding Stamps facebook group is Happy Halloween and Nikki has given us a free image to use for the challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/


I have printed out Nikki's stamp "Coraline" and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs "Fall fancy" paper set.

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

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 282 - Autumn/halloween/thanksgiving/bonfire night
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Glitter n Sparkle challenge 108 - Halloween  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Open-Minded challenge 22 - Halloween or dressing up
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive challenge 211 - magical  http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Try it on Tuesday - Colours of Autumn   http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/

Just us Girls 264 - photo week http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Lacy Sunshine challenge 45 - include a hat

Challenge 45 at Lacy Sunshine is include a hat
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Printed out Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Bubbles Jolly Elf" and coloured with markers.
Cut oval in green card and embossed with Cuttlebug holly and berries embossing folder, layered over stamp.  Coloured the berries.  Stamped Christmas Wishes, cut out and layered on top.  Added star brads.

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

Completely Christmas 35 - Anything goes with a twist add a sentiment
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 200 - If you want to get ahead get a hat
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Monday, 27 October 2014

Design team call at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

Lisa and Monica are looking for people to apply to join their design team for The 12 months of Christmas link up blog.
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.ca/



I have been joining the Christmas card challenge on Lisa's blog but now they are starting a new blog just for the Christmas card challenges.

I would like to apply but am already committed to other design teams so I am just letting my followers know in case any of you would like to apply.


Digi Stamps 4 Joy Design team member plus challenges

The new design team members for Digi Stamps 4 Joy have been welcomed on the blog today
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/ - Go over and say hello to them.  I am so glad to be part of this lovely friendly team and hope you will join the challenges.  The next one is on 29 November.

I made this card to join in some other challenges:


I have layered Digi Stamps 4 Joy JL329 "Teatray Tam" onto papers from Daydream Designs Garden Tea Party paper set.  I changed the colour of the papers on Publisher and coloured the image with markers.  Added free sentiment from Aud Sentiments and added pearls.

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

Aud Sentiments 118 2 or 3 words   http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

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

Cute Pie challenge 80 - perfectly purple and completely cute
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Penny's challenge 200 polkadots and pearls  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Halloween

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


I have layered precoloured extras rrt2(3) from Whoopsi Daisy Ruby Red CD onto papers from Pininkie Halloween Tints and Halloween Paper sets.

I hope that 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 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/
Linnie has lots of Halloween images you could use for this challenge.

You can buy the CDs at http://rubyredcrafts.com/product-category/cds/

We would love you to join the Whoopsi Daisy facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/

I would like to enter this card into:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 282 - Autumn/halloween/thanksgiving/bonfire night
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Glitter n Sparkle 108 - Halloween  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Open Minded Crafting fun 22 - Halloween or dressing up
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

Paradise of Stamps challenge 4 - Halloween
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/2014/10/challenge-4-halloween-team2.html

Pink Gem Designs - A Gem of a challenge - Trick or Treat
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive challenge 211 - magical  http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/





UnstampaBelles final week for October challenge

This is the final week for UnstampaBelles October challenge - the theme is time and the twist is shabby chic  http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/
Our sponsor this month is Flourish with a Bling

I cut pieces of pattern paper from Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection 6x6 pad and sponged edges with distress ink.  Cut pictures from Crafty Individuals Crafty Miniatures People and place and sponged edges with distress ink.  Layered all onto kraft card which was torn and edges sponged with distress ink.  Added pocket watch charm.  Layered all onto brown 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.



Sunday, 26 October 2014

Digitally Sweet challenge 111 - Steampunk

Challenge 111 this week at Digitally Sweet is Steampunk
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have used a precoloured image "Telsa" from College Sheet 6 from Spellbinder Stamps by Nikki Burnett. Layered onto brown and then onto Steampunk paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  Added "Wind Back Time" (clock) and sentiment "Wishing You" from Create with TLC.  Layered all onto brown and then white.

You can buy the collage sheets and also Nikki's digital stamps plus other artworks at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aurella27

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


The Glory of Christmas 45

Challenge No 45 at the Glory of Christmas this fortnight is St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered precoloured Santa, his sleigh, presents, reindeer and sentiment from Diane's Daydream Designs new set Santa and his sleigh onto paper from Elegant Snowflake paper set.  Layered all onto red and then white card.

You can buy the images and paper from http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
They come precoloured or black and white for you to colour yourself.

I hope you will go over to The Glory of Christmas 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

Completely Christmas 35 - anything goes with a twist add a sentiment
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 200 - If you want to get ahead get a hat (there is a hat on Santa's head) 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/

Sweet Stampin Christmas October challenge - snowflakes
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Festive Friday challenge 43 - inspiration photo  http://festivefriday.blogspot.com.au/
I have used the colour red and presents as the inspiration for my card


New Digi Stamps at Digi Stamps for Joy


There are new stamps released today at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and this is my first card for the design team.  You can see the new stamps and the lovely cards made by the design tean on the Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog   http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
and you can buy the lovely stamps at  http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/


I have used the lovely digi given to us by Margy  JL693 "Butterfly Fairy".  I have printed her onto white card, cut out and coloured with markers.  Have layered her onto dark pink card embossed with Crafts Too butterflies.  Added ribbon, butterfly paper from Sugar and Spice studio 60 paper pack 12x12.  Stamped Thinking of you and punched with scalloped oval punch.  Layered on top and added punched flowers and rhinestones.  Layered all onto light pink card.

I love the Digi Stamps 4 Joy so was so excited to be picked to be on the design team.

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

Anything Goes with a twist challenge 4 - the twist is to add pink  http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/

Aud Sentiments challenge 118 - 2 or 3 words http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Little Fairies - Use only one designer paper http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Emerald Faeries challenge 60 - things with wings http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic tuesday 58 - anything goes with the twist add some flowers (I have added punched flowers)  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Karleigh Sue Facebook challenge - shabby chic

There is a party going at the Karleigh Sue facebook group and one of the challenges is Shabby Chic
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KarleighSueDigis/



I have printed out Karleigh Sue digital stamp "Cuppa time", coloured her with markers, torn edges, sponged with distress ink.  Printed sentiment from Aud Sentiments challenge blog.  Torn edges and sponged with distress ink.  Layered both onto paper from Kaisercraft "Violet Crush" paper pad  which has torn edges.  Added ribbon, flowers and brads and layered all onto mauve paper.

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

Aud Sentiments 118 - 2 or 3 words - http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

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

Cutie Pie Challenge 80 - perfectly purple and completely cute
 http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge No 200 - If you want to get ahead get a hat - other challenges

Challenge 200 at Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Challenge is "If you want to get ahead get a hat".  You must use a hat or head on your card.  There are three hats on my card
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used precoloured images, sentiment and paper from Polkadoodles "Here Comes Christmas" CD.  Layered all onto green card.

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

Completely Christmas - anything goes with a twist add a sentiment

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper challenge - anything goes covered with patterned paper

Polkadoodles challenge week 43 - Christmas fun

Sweet Stampin Christmas October challenge - snowflakes (there are snowflakes on the pattern paper)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

CD Sunday - Sillouettes

The challenge at CD Sunday this fortnight is Silhouettes and you must use something from a CD on your card.
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered silhouette from Joanna Sheen's Dancing with Shadows CD which I have had for a long time onto paper from Pininkie Musical notes paper set.  The original paper is black but I have recoloured it to match the oval round the silhouette.  Have added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Layered all onto black and the white card.

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


Faery Ink challenge - halloween (plus others)

Challenge No 2 at Faery Ink is halloween
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/challenge-2-halloween.html

I was really lucky and won the first challenge and Amanda made a special digi stamp for me, plus coloured version, coloured one with my name and the banner which I have put on my blog.  I have used the coloured one with my name and faded it a little to use as a watermark on this card.   I also won 3 other digital stamps so have used one of them in my card.


I have printed out Faery Ink stamp "Pumpkin Cutie", coloured with markers, layered onto orange and then onto paper from Bearly Mine Designs Fall Fancy paper set.  Layered all onto orange and then onto white card.

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

Bearly Mine Designs October challenge - Halloween
  http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/p/current-challenge.html

C.R.A.F.T. 282 - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bon Fire night
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Cute Card Thursday 344 - Trick or Treat http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n sparkle 107 - use some orange  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Just us Girls 264 photo week http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


{PIN}spirational challenge 126 photo inspiration http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/



From the Heart Stamps progressive challenge

Each month From the Heart Stamps gives a free stamp set to use in their challenge.  If you make a card and join the challenge you will receive the next month's stamp free.
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/10/01/october-free-stamp-of-the-month-apple-market/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy the stamp set, join the challenge and you will receive next month's stamp set for free.

This is the stamp set for October

 and this is the card I made today

I have layered the stamp and one of the sentiments onto paper from Pink Gem designs.  Changed the colour of the sentiment in Publisher.  Coloured the stamp with markers.  Layered all onto red and then white card.

I would also like to enter the following challenge:

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

I am still sick today.  Can't stop coughing so I am a bit slow.

My husband is not having a good day.  Trying to fix the toilet he broke a piece so had to make a trip to Bunnings.  On the way there he was just one car away from a bad accident.   The car that caused the accident ran into one car going the same way as him swerved across the road and hit the car in front of Tony, swung that car around, and then he hit a fence and ended upside down in the canal.     Tony managed to get into Bunnings.  When he came out of Bunnings there were police, ambulance and fire engines.    We thank God our car wasn't hit and Tony was okay though a bit shaken.




Friday, 24 October 2014

Karleigh Sue challenge No 2 - Halloween

The challenge at Karleigh Sue challenge blog this month is halloween
http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed Karleigh Sue digi cow costume, coloured her with markers and cut out.  Layered her onto paper from Bearly Mine designs Halloween Fantasy paper set and then onto paper from Pininkie Camouflage paper set.  Added Halloween tag web and Halloween tag cat from Create with TLC

I hope you will go over to Karleigh Sue and see the lovely projects by the design team and join in the challenge.

See Karleigh Sue stamps are available to buy at https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/KarleighSueDigis

There is also a facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/KarleighSueDigis/

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

Addicted to stamps - anything goes
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/CreateWithTLC

Bearly Mine Designs October challenge - halloween
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/october-2014-challenge-halloween.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 282 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bon fire night
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Cute Card Thursday 344 - Trick or Treat  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Faery Ink Designs blog challenge - halloween
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 107 - use some orange http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive challenge - halloween   http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

{PIN}spirational challenge 126 - photo inspiraton
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/




Have changed my blog header

I won the first challenge at Faery Ink
  http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.be/2014/10/challenge-1-winner.html
and Amanda designed a special digi stamp and a coloured banner for me.  I have just added the banner to my blog.

Thank you so much Amanda.

I hope you will go over and join in the second challenge
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.be/2014/10/challenge-2-halloween.html



Rick St Dennis progressive challenge part 2

Everyone who joined the progressive challenge last month received a free image from Rick St Dennis to join the challenge part 2
http://sparkleandglitterwithrick.blogspot.com.au/p/rsd-progressive-challenge-part-two.html


I have printed out the Rick St Dennis image Belle et Belle, cut out and coloured with markers.
Layered it onto paper from Create With TLC Follow the Fairy Tale 5.  Layered all onto yellow card.  (Which is a brighter yellow than the scanner has shown)

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

Sweet Pea Stampers - Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

The challenge this fortnight at Sweet Pea Stampers is Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
http://www.thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/

I have printed Sweet Pea digi stamp Wings of Hope by Karen Middleton onto white and then onto paper from Pininkie Daisies paper pack.  Printed sentiment with Word Art.  Coloured image with markers.  Added punched butterfly, flowers and brads.  Layered all onto dark pink, then white, then light pink card.

I hope you will go over to Sweet Pea Stampers and join in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Sweet Pea stamp but if you do you will have a second chance at winning a prize.

You can buy the lovely Sweet Pea digi stamps and rubber stamps at
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 58 - Anything goes with the twist add some flowers
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 51 - Anything goes with a twist add pink
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/




Monday, 20 October 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas challenge - October plus others

Each month Digi Stamps 4 Joy kindly gives us a free image to use in the Christmas card challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/monthly-christmas-challenge-october-2014.html
This month the freebie is two sentiments.   If you haven't joined in yet you can email Desire for the free sentiments and make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's image.


Sentiment layered onto red and then onto green squares and then onto paper from Diane's Daydream Designs Roody Doody paper set.   Added Digi Stamps 4 Joy precoloured images onto the 4 green squares.  Added ribbon and bow from Roody Doody Reindeer set.

I used the sketch from Completely Christmas challenge 34  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

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

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


Christmas card club 22 - Christmas Reindeer

The theme for our Christmas card club this week has been chosen by Rita - Christmas Reindeer
I am a bit late adding my card.

I am on the design team for Diane's Daydream Designs so wanted to use something from her new sets

I have use paper from Diane's Daydream Designs Rudy Doody papers set
Images from Roody Doody reindeer set
Sentiment from Rudy's sentiments set

I would like to add my card to the following challenges

Come and Get it - card for a child  http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

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

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




Whoopsi Daisy challenge - use lots of embellishments

The challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week is use lots of embellishments
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/


I have used paper from Whoopsi Daisy's CD Celebrate with Ruby Red
Whoopsi daisy precoloured image from sheet No 616
and a lot more embellishments than I normally use
Ribbon, flower buckle, punched butterflies and flowers, butterfly brads, dress brad, buttons.
All layered 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 you are the winner you will win 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 the lovely Whoopsi Daisy images at http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
There are also a couple of free images if you scroll down.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Addicted to stamps 89 - anything goes must have a stamp or dig stamp (my card has a digi stamp)
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Girls 29 - anything goes http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

In the Pink challenge 55 - spots and/or stripes  http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational challenge - pink http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Penny's challenge 199 - anything goes  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 51 - anything goes with a twist add pink
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/



Unstampabelles October challenge - mid post

The Unstampabelles challenge theme for October is time and the twist is shabby chic
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com.au/


I have used papers from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary layered onto torn pink card.  Added flowers and brads.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

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

Remember NO STAMPS ALLOWED.

Our sponsor this month is
Flourish with a Bling
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I would like to add this card into the challenges at

Just Inspirational - pink  http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Penny's paper crafty challenge 199 - anything goes  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 51 - anything goes with a twist add pink
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 17 October 2014

Dianne's Daydream Designs is sponsoring Anything Goes with a Twist

Dianne's Daydream Designs is sponsoring Anything Goes with a Twist and the twist this week is shimmer and sparkle.  http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/

I am on Dianne's design team and some of us have made a card to this theme  to show some of her new stamps which are available at http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/

This is my card

I have layered images from Christmas Wonderland Trees - Christmas Tree with glitter deer and blue poinsettias onto paper from Stars that Shine digi paper set.  Added sentiment form Christmas Blessings Sentiment set.  Added glitter and rhinestones.  Layered onto blue, then white, then blue card.

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

Completely Christmas 33 - anything goes with a twist add a poinsettia
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

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

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




Creative Fingers 53 Anything goes/add a charm

Challenge No 53 this week at Creative Fingers is anything goes/add a charm
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor is Aurora Wings https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings who gave the B team some lovely images to use.  I left them for the others on the B team to use and used one that I bought from Aurora Whings a while ago to match the charm I wanted to use.

I have printed Aurora Wings digi stamp "Valentine Girl" onto white card.  Cut out and coloured with markers.  Layered onto pink card and then onto paper from Pininkie "Bokeh Hearts" paper set.  Added ribbon and heart charm and layered all onto pink card.

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

I would like to add this card into the following challenges

Addicted to stamps challenge 89 - anything goes
 http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 40 - anything goes  http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Girls Challenge 30 anything goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Just Inspirational challenge - pink  http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Penny's Challenge 199 - anything goes  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/




Thursday, 16 October 2014

Come and Get it challenge plus others

The challenge this week at Come and Get it is girls or women having fun
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/   my girl is having fun dancing

Paper from Pininkie Large stars.
Music and sentiment from Create with TLC Music Speaks vintage set
Image Digi Stamps 4 Joy precoloured digi JL597 Dolly Party Dress pretties
All layered on black and then white card.

I would also like to enter the following challenges

Addicted to stamps 89 - anything goes must have a stamp or dig stamp (my card has a digi stamp)
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart 40 - anything goes  http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Girls 29 - anything goes http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 57 anything goes with the twist add some yellow
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/




Beccy's Place October challenge plus others

The challenge at Beccy's place is anything goes with a Beccy's place image
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/october-challenge.html

I have printed the precoloured freebie stamp Beccy kindly gave us yesterday "Frank", layered onto green and then onto paper from Pickled Pot Pouri Victorian Frosted snowflakes paper set.  Layered coloured Merry Christmas on top.  Printed out 3 poinsettia flowers, cut them out and layered on top.  Layered all onto green and then white card.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Completely Christmas - Anything goes with a twist - poinsettia
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Holly Jolly Christmas challenge - snowman
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Feeling Sketchy 105

Here is sketch No 105 for Feeling Sketchy this fortnight
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/


I have used papers from Pickled Pot Pouri Victorian Frosted snowflakes set.
Pininkie Black and white Christmas set and Pininkie Merry Christmas paper set.
Candy Cane Teddy from Imagine That Digis by Kris
Flowers from Diane's Daydream Designs Christmas Wonderland Trees set

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:

Completely Christmas 33 - Anything goes with a twist - add a poinsettia (I have added blue poinsettias)  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 198 - use something round
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

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



Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Faery Ink Facebook Contest plus others

We were given a free image to use in the Faery Ink Facebook Contest.  If you would like to join in you need to request the image by 15 October
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454789934792148/


I have layered a piece of patterned paper from Jillibean Soup "Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup" 6x6 paper pad onto pink card.  Layered sentiment from Create with TLC on top.
Printed the free image "Honey Latte", coloured her with markers, cut out and layered on top.  Added button.

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

Anything Goes with a twist challenge 2 - the twist is female
http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/

Sentimental Sunday 228 - Buttons plus sentiment
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/

Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge 50 - Anything goes with a twist stripes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 13 October 2014

Chi Chi Memories Sept/Oct challenge

Just finished my second card in time for this challenge this time to the correct sketch
http://ccmchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Have printed out the freebie kindly given to us by Chi Chi Memories "Karate Girl" onto pink circle, layered on black circle, cut out and coloured with markers.

Printed piece of paper from Pininkie camouflage paper set.  Punched border and layered onto paper, added ribbon.  Layered Karate Girl on top.  Stamped best wishes and punched with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.  Layered all onto white and then pink card.

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

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

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

Sisterhood of Crafters - Think Pink card 3 plus others

This is my third card for the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters - think pink breast cancer awareness  http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/


Papers from Diane's Daydream Designs Hope endures paper pack.  Sentiment from Imagine That BCA Super Hero.  Image is Art by Miran digie girl 40 Heartfelt, which I coloured with markers.  Added pink ribbon and punched pink ribbon.

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

Anything Goes with a Twist challenge 2 the twist is female   http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/

Art by Miran challenge 16 - Anything goes  http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/

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

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

The Sisterhood of Crafters - think pink - card 2 plus others

This is my second card for the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters - think pink breast cancer awareness  http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/


Paper from Imagine That BCA paper set, precoloured image from BCA Super Hero set.  Circle of hope from Daydream Designs Hope Endures combo set.  Ribbon punch

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

Anything Goes with a Twist challenge 2 the twist is female   http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/

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

I received my letter this afternoon with the report from my latest breast scan this month and thankfully it was clear.

Because of my family history I now have to have scans every year instead of every 2 years.
My mother's sister died from breast cancer when she was 51 many years ago and my daughter discovered a lump which turned out to be breast cancer when she was 38 (before the age when you can have free scans).  She had two operations as they didn't get it all the first time, then 20 weeks of chemotherapy and then six weeks of every day radiotherapy in 2011.  She is still on medication to try to stop the cancer coming back.

I had a lump removed many years ago but thankfully it was not cancer.








Whoopsi Daisy challenge - distressing

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


I have layered Whoopsi Daisy precoloured "Topper Head 12 coloured" from the Whoopsi Daisy "Daisy Just Wants to Have Fun" CD onto paper from the same CD.  Have distressed the edges with my little distressing tool.  Layered this onto piece of white card which has been sponged with Distress inks and the edges distressed with the distressing tool.  Added flowers and brads.  Layered all onto pink card.

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and see the lovely work by the design team 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 win 2 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 digital stamps at
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.com.au/
if you scroll down there are a couple of freebies.

There is also a facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/
where you can chat and share your Whoopsi daisy cards and see news of new releases, etc.

I would like to enter this card into Anything Goes with a twist challenge No 2 - female
http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly Patterned paper challenge - anything goes covered with patterned paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge Think Pink and others

October is breast cancer awareness month so the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is Think Pink  http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/

I have used papers from Imagine That BCA Paper set, image and sentiment from Imagine That BCA Super Hero set.

My daughter is a breast cancer survivor still on medication.

I am making some cards to send to the Breast Cancer Foundation to send out to other sufferers.  Hopefully they can do this.

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

Anything Goes with a Twist challenge 2 the twist is female   http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 50 - Anything goes with the twist - stripes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/



Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Glory of Christmas - Snowman

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

I have layered the free Dearie Dolls precoloured digi "Snowman family" onto paper from Pickled Pot Pourie Victorian Frosted snowflakes paper set.    Added sentiment from Create with TLC 2013 Christmas club.  Layered all onto Father Time papers 3 from the 2013 Christmas club.
Paulette is now offering the 2014 Christmas Club  $10.95 for 10 days of images and papers emailed to you from 18 Oct - 27 October.

I hope you will go over to The Glory of Christmas and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Patterned paper challenge - anything goes covered with patterned paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/