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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sympathy card

Tony asked me to make him a sympathy card for one of his work mates whose mother died last week.

I have layered precoloured digi stamps from Diane's Daydream Designs Bouquet of Daisies set and Doodle Garden set onto paper from DDD Hope Endures Paper Pack Purple.  Sentiment is from Create With TLC Deepest Sympathy Relative set.

You can buy the lovely images and papers from http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.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/

Digitally Sweet 116 - anything goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination No 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Just Us Girls 269 - anything goes
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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


 

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards - day 30 - do what you love

Day 30 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is do what you love.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/


I love to use digital stamps as they are easier on my sore hands.  I love to combine these with digital papers and sentiments.

I have layered Lacy Sunshine digital stamp Melanie Boo the Christmas star onto paper from Pininkie's Christmas black and white paper set which I have recoloured in publisher,   I have coloured the stamp with markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC and embellishments from Diane's Daydream Designs.

I was trying to do all 30 cards for the challenge but I ran out of time.  I missed doing 24, 26, 27 and 29, but did two for No 28.

I would also like to enter this card into

Completely Christmas 40 - anything goes with a twist - something beginning with the letter S (star)
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 - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday 160 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/




Completely Christmas challenge - Something beginning with the letter S.

The challenge this week at Completely Christmas is anything goes with a twist something beginning with the letter S.  http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/


I have used background paper, digi stamp and sentiment from Create with TLC.

I would also like to enter this card into

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 23
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 205 - Santa is on his way
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 covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creative Corner challenge - winter wonderland
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination challenge 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bees Bloomin challenge 57 - anything goes with the twist keep it simple.
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin challenge Let it snow
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin Christmas challenge - snow people

The challenge at Sweet Stampin Christmas for November is snow people
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used Digi stamps and paper from Polkadoodles "Here comes Christmas" CD.  Sentiment from Create with TLC.

I would also like to enter this card into

Completely Christmas - anything goes with a twist something beginning with the letter S.
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

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

Suzy Bees Bloomin challenge 57 - anything goes with the twist keep it simple.
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin challenge Let it snow
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



NEW STAMPS RELEASED TODAY AT DIGI STAMPS 4 JOY


There are new stamps released today at Digi Stamps 4 Joy shop
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
Go over to the blog and see the lovely cards made by the design team
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

Here is my card showing one of the new stamps and one of the older ones.


I have layered the new stamp RJ040 Christmas Baobab onto paper from Pininkie Christmas Black and White paper set.  I have recoloured the paper in publisher.  I have coloured Christmas Baobab with markers and the stars with glitter pen.  Have added precoloured Digi JL507c Misteri-Santa's secret.    Typed the sentiment.

I hope you will go over to the blog and to the store to see all the new stamps.

The theme for the Christmas club this fortnight is All I want for Christmas so I have used this theme for the sentiment so I can also use this card for the Christmas card club.
(I found out after posting this that the theme for the Christmas card club was changed but some of the others didn't know either.)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

A Song in your He{ART} 21 - Have yourself a merry little Christmas
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/

Aud Sentiments 120 - Sentiment appropriate for any December holiday.
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Christmas card challenges 52 - Inspiration photo Christmas tree (was too late for this one, I had to turn my computer off due to bad storms so missed the link closing)
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

C.R.A.F.T. 287 - Christmas present (Misteri is sitting on a Christmas present)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots challenge - stars  http://craftybootschallenges.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 covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Fantastic Tuesday 63 - anything goes with a twist add a tree or trees
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Festive Friday 45 - inspiration photo - Christmas tree
http://festivefriday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination No 9 - Anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenge 205 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Word Art Wednesday 160 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/






Saturday, 29 November 2014

Lacy Sunshine Facebook challenge - winter

Heather has very kindly given us a free image to use in her Lacy Sunshine facebook challenge - winter   https://www.facebook.com/groups/LacySunshine/


I have printed the free image "Frosted Snow Girl" onto white and then blue.  Coloured her with markers.  Layered onto paper from Pickled Pot Pouri Victorian Frosted snowflakes.  Layered all onto blue and then white card.  Added sentiment from the Tatty Teddy pack that I used on the last two cards.

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

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://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination challenge 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

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


Card 2 for Beccy's Place month of holiday cards day 28

Day 28 at Beccy's Place is Construct a card - Create a card using precoloured cut outs, printables or purchased kits.  This is my 2nd card for this challenge
http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/



I have used die cuts, paper and sentiment from Tatty Teddy - Me to You - Winter Wonderland Decoupage Die cut set which I bought a couple years ago and still have lots left.

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

C.R.A.F.T. 287 - Christmas present (presents in stocking)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.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://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination challenge 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink 58 - Die cuts and punches
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy's Place day 28 + others

Day 28 at Beccy's Place is Construct a card - Create a card using precoloured cut outs, printables or purchased kits  http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/


I have used die cuts, paper and sentiments from Tatty Teddy - Me to You - Winter Wonderland Decoupage Die cut set.

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

C.R.A.F.T. 287 - Christmas present
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.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://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination challenge 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink 58 - Die cuts and punches
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Ching Chou Kuik challenge 2 - add some ribbon

Challenge 2 at Ching Chou Kuik is add some ribbon
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html


I have embossed green card with candy cane embossing folder.  Printed one of Ching Chou Kuik's new stamps "Christmas Tree" and partly coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto red card and then onto the green card.  Added Merry Christmas ribbon.  Added bauble and Christmas tree punches.  Layered all onto red card.

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

Buckwells Crafty Challenge No 2 - use ribbon
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

C.RA.F.T. 287 - Christmas present
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes with a twist add a tree or trees.
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination No 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday 136 - red, green and white
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's paper crafty challenge 205 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive Challenge 213 - happy everything
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 28 November 2014

Polkadoodles challenge week 48 - Nordic Christmas

The challenge at Polkadoodles is Nordic Christmas
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/


I have used paper, images and sentiment from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollibobs.

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

Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 100 - All digital backgrounds and images
http://cheerfulstamppad.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 covered with patterned paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion challenge 241 - baby it's cold outside
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination No 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational challenge - winter
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards - day 25 - baubles

Day 25 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is baubles
http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed red card.  Added ribbons  Printed baubles from Beccy's Place, cut out and layered on top.  Printed sentiment from Create with TLC Christmas circle sayings set and layered on top.  Added star brads.  Layered all onto green card.

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

Completely Christmans No 39 - anything goes with a twist lets see some embossing
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots challenge - stars  http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Inspiration Destination challenge 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Gerder Steiner Designs November challenge - owl wish you

Each month Gerder Steiner kindly gives us a free stamp to use in her challenge
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/


I have layered the free image "owl wish you" onto paper from Pininkie Christmas black and white paper set and coloured with markers.  Layered onto red card and stamped Christmas wishes.  Layered onto green card.

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

Crafty Boots - stars  http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Inspirational Destination challenge 9 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Digi Tuesday week 47 - Christmas Celebrations + others

The challenge at Digi Tuesday is Christmas Celebrations.
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/


I have used paper and images from the Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.  Typed Christmas with word art.  Added border from clip art.

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

Christmas Card Challenges 52 - inspiration photo Christmas tree
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Fantastic Tuesday 63 - anything goes with a twist add tree or trees.
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

The Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 100 - All Digital backgrounds and images.
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/

Gruffies and Guests challenge 11 - anything goes + Christmas

Challenge 11 at Gruffies and Guests is anything goes + Christmas
http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/

There is only a few hours left to join this challenge so I have made a simple card using papers and image from Joanna Sheen & House Mouse Designs "The Gruffies & Happy Hoppers" CD.  Typed Happy Christmas in word art.

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

Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 100 - all digital backgrounds and images
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's challenge number 204 - Getting ready for Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

The Corrosive Challenge 213 - happy everything
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/



Thursday, 27 November 2014

Diane's Daydream Designs is Sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!! this week

Diane's Daydream Designs is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!! this week
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch and the twist this week is add buttons and/or bows.


All images (except buttons) are from Daydream Designs.  Unfortunately I forgot to schedule my post and I am at my daughters today so I don't have the details with me.

You can buy the lovely Daydream Design digital stamps either in colour or black and white for you to colour.at  http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
and you can see the rest of the cards by Diane's DT on
 http://dianesdaydreamdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

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

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

Inspiration Destination No 9 - Anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday 136 - Red, green and white
 http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 160 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge No 105 - Christmas

Challenge 105 this fortnight is Christmas and today is Team A's turn to show their samples
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Digi Stamps 4 Joy JL698 A Son and MP018 Jesus, Reason for Season onto paper from Pickled Pot Pourie frosted snowflakes paper set.  Coloured both stamps with markers.  Added stars and layered all onto blue then white card.

You can buy the lovely Digi Stamps 4 Joy digital stamps at http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards by the A team and join in the challenge.
The B team will be showing their samples next Wednesday.

We hope you will go over and like the Digi Stamps 4 Joy facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy?ref=ts&fref=ts

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Aud Sentiments 120 - sentiment appropriate for any December holiday
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Boots challenge - stars   http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 204 - getting ready for Christmas
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 covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creative Moments 56 - anything goes/make it sparkle (the stars sparkle though the sparkle doesn't show up in the scan.   http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Cute Card Thursday 348 - stars http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Inkspirational Challenge No 70 - Christmas cards optional twist no red or green
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Pinspirational challenge 129 - nativity
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnett - facebook challenge - steampunk

There are a few days left for the Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnett facebook challenge which closes on 30 November.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/
Nikki has kindly put a free image (Copper) into the files section for everyone to use or you can use any Nikki Burnett stamps.



Because my eyes are bad at the moment I have made a simple card using a precoloured image "Steampunk Riley" from Collage sheet No 8 which is available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/aurella27
Paper is from Bearly Mine Designs Steampunk 2 paper set.  Sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

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

Digitally Sweet 115 - opposites (My opposites are rectangles for the image and sentiment and circles in the paper)  http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Monday, 24 November 2014

Karleigh Sue challenge 3 - Autumn/Fall

Challenge 3 at Karleigh Sue challenge blog is Autumn/Fall
http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Karleigh Sue native stamps Autumn Moon and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto papers from Pininkie daisies paper set, Citrus paper set and fall leaves paper set.  Layered all onto orange and then white card.

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

We would love you to use the Karleigh Sue stamps but that is not necessary to join the challenge.

You can buy the lovely Karleigh Sue stamps at  https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/KarleighSueDigis

You can see the new November designs and sample cards made by the Inspiration design team on the inspiration blog  http://karleighsue.blogspot.fr/

There is also a facebook group for Karleigh Sue fans and there is another challenge on there
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KarleighSueDigis/

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

Addicted to stamps 92 - lots of layers
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Penny's Challenge No 204 - anything goes   http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/









Beccy's Place month of holiday cards - day 21 - Santa Suit

Day 21 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is Santa Suit
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy is giving us a different challenge each day and showing us lovely cards she has made to the theme plus also some tutorials.  She is being very generous and giving prizes each day.

I joined to get the different ideas for my cards.


I have stamped Happy Christmas onto red card.  Added black ribbon threaded through buckle.  Added 3 pearls for buttons.  Layered onto white card.   Printed precoloured Santa from Daydream Designs Santa Please colour set onto white card, layered onto black card and then onto the red card.

I didn't notice until after I had finished the card, that when I turned Santa to look in the opposite direction the writing on his letter is back to front.

I would also like to enter this card into

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 204 - Getting ready for Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

The Corrosive Challenge 213 - Happy Everything
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy's place day 19 Get inspired

Day 19 at Beccy's Place is get inspired - find a card and use it to inspire your own creation

I have made my card to similar layout for a lovely card made by Jen to showcase the Digi Stamp 4 Joy digi image JL706 Christmas candle 

I have used the same stamp but had to find a different sentiment as I didn't have the one she used.  I just used ribbon without the bow.  I have used a sentiment from Daydream Designs Celebrating Christ sentiments set.

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

Aud Sentiments 120 - Sentiment appropriate for any December holiday

Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 204 - Getting Ready for Christmas

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse


Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Anything Goes

The Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week is anything goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
This is the last challenge for this year and we will be back next year when the challenge will be monthly.

I have used precoloured image boots 1 col from Daisy Just Wants to Have Fun CD and paper from Celebrate with Ruby Red CD.  The CDs have lots of lovely images precoloured and black and white for you to colour plus papers and other extras.

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

I have made this card specially for a friend who likes purple.

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

Also we hope you will come visit us on the Whoopsi Daisy Fan Group on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/

I would like to add this card into the following challenges

Aud Sentiments 120 - sentiment appropriate for any December holiday (my sentiment is in the paper)
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafters Cafe Challenge 91 - anything goes
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.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/

Emerald Faeries 61 - Christmas non traditional coloures
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Inkspirational 70 - Christmas card optional twist no red or green
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy monthly Christmas card challenge

Each month Digi Stamps 4 Joy kindly gives us a free image to us and if we make a card for the challenge we receive the next month's image for free.  You still have a few days to join if you haven't joined already.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/monthly-christmas-challenge-november.html


I have painted the left tag with a sparkly paint and used glitter pen on the snowflakes (though it doesn't show up in the scan)  Stamped Hero Arts Happy Christmas and added liquid pearls.  On the second tag have coloured with markers and added glitter to the tree and the star.  Layered tree tag onto paper from Bo Bunny Mistletoe collection 6x6 pad.  Layered blue tag on top.  Added brad and paper lace.

I usually use eyelets on tags but my friend has borrowed my cropadile.

You can also buy these tags at Digi Stamps 4 Joy shop  (MP363 Christmas tags 2)

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

Addicted to Stamps challenge 92 - lots of layers
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Aud Sentiments 120 - Sentiment appropriate for any December holiday
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 204 - getting ready for Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Creative Moments 56 - anything goes/make it sparkle  (there is glitter on the tree and snowflakes)
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 112 - tag it  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Create 142 - make it for Christmas http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Festive Friday 45 inspiration photo (I have a Christmas tree and parcel on the second tag)
http://festivefriday.blogspot.com.au/




Beccy's Place month of holiday cards Day 22 - foliage stamps

Day 22 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is use foliage stamps to make a wreath and Beccy has given us a tutorial using a small leaf stamp.
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/


My card is nothing like the lovely one Beccy made.  It has been so hot here in Sydney today and it is still hot in our house at 11.20 pm tonight.   It has been too hot to think straight.  I am normally fuzzy headed but worse today.  Also very tired after a family party yesterday.    I couldn't think whether I had a leaf stamp so I have used the holly leaf stamp and the bow from Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament clear stamp set which was a freebie with Australian Simple Cards magazine No 61.   I have only used two green inks instead of three.  Added ribbon, rhinestones and stars and layered all onto red card.  Happy Christmas stamp from Hero Arts.

I have missed doing No 21 so I will have to go back and do that one.

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

Beccy's Place month of holiday cards - day 20 shades of white

The challenge day 20 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is shades of white
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed white card with a Christmas embossing folder.  Added white paper lace, white pearl ribbon and stars.

I have missed No 19, just waiting for a stamp to come, will have to do later.

Beccy has been showing us some lovely cards in this month of holiday cards plus gives us tutorials.

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

Completely Christmas 39 - Anything goes with a twist Lets see some embossing
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

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

Cute card Thursday - stars  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Inkspirational No 70 - Christmas card optional twist no red or green.
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

The Glory of Christmas challenge 47 - Mary and Joseph

Challenge 47 at The Glory of Christmas this fortnight is Mary and Joseph
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


I have printed out Eureka Stamps digi 11403 on white card and cut it out.   Layered onto paper from Pininkie Black and white paper set.  Layered onto white.  Added ribbon and star brad and layered all onto red 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 add this card into the following challenges

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge No 204 Getting ready for Christmas
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/

Cute Card Thursday 348 - stars  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/


New stamps released today at Digi Stamps 4 Joy



There are new stamps released today at Digi Stamps 4 Joy shop
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
Go over to the blog and see the lovely cards made by the design team
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

Here is my card showing 2 of the new stamps from the Sun and Sentiment Set - MP366

I have layered the sun and one of the sentiments from the new Digi Stamps 4 Joy Sunshine set onto paper from Pink Gem Designs background papers.  Printed out an older Digi Stamps 4 Joy stamp JL256 "Vespers" onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto paper.  Added flowers and dragonfly brads.  Layered all onto white and then onto blue card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

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

Open Minded Crafting Fun 24 - Grateful  http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

Party Time Tuesday 190 - anything goes  http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenges 204 - anything goes  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse


Faery Ink facebook challenge

Amanda kindly gave us a free image to use for the Faery Ink facebook challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454789934792148/


Layered Faery Ink image "Hoot the Owl" onto white and coloured with markers.  Layered onto brown and then onto Steampunk paper from Bearly Mine designs.  Added 2 Steampunk brads.  Layered all onto white and then onto blue card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

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




Friday, 21 November 2014

Creative Fingers 57 - anything goes/paperclip

The challenge this week is anything goes/paperclip
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor is OddballArt who has given team B some digis to use
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav


I have printed out OddballArt Big Eye Girl image 2 by Lizzy Love onto white card and coloured her with markers.   Cut oval in purple card and embossed it with sunrays embossing folder and layered over the image.  Added paperclip.   Layered onto mauve card.    Printed sentiment from Create with TLC, cut out with scalloped square punch and layered on top.

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

Sweet Pea Stampers challenge - Happy Thanksgiving

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


I have printed Sweet Pea digi stamp Thanksgiving by Regan Kubecek and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto black and then onto paper from Pininkie Fall Leaves paper set.  Layered all onto black and then 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 Sweet Pea stamp but if you do you have an extra chance to win a prize.

This will be the last Sweet Pea Stampers challenge for this year.  The design team is having a break and we will be back in February 2015.

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

Come and get it - thanksgiving
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

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

Lacy Sunshine - harvest/thanksgiving  http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/




Thursday, 20 November 2014

Sassy Studio Designs - facebook progressive challenge

There is a new progressive challenge at the Sassy Studio Designs facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/?fref=ts

Sassy Studio designs has kindly given us a free image to use.  See the facebook page for details.


I have printed the free image "Fallen Leaves" onto white and coloured with markers.  Layered onto orange and then onto papers from Pininkie Fall Leaves paper set.  Added leaves and brads and layered all onto orange and then white card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark  http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

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

Creative Card Crew 75 - stripes http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenges No 204 - anything goes   http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/




Lacy Sunshine challenge - Thanksgiving

Lacy Sunshine challenge - Thanksgiving
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Have layered Lacy Sunshine stamp "Mansi" onto paper from Fashionable Fall paper 11 from Create With TLC and coloured her with markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

Come and Get it challenge - thanksgiving  http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafters Cafe Blog challenge 91 - anything goes
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Sister Act card challenge - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Digi Choosday week 46 - Presents and Gifts

Digi Choosday week 46 - Presents and Gifts
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

I have used precoloured digi, embellishments and paper from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.  Layered all onto pink and then white card.

This CD is less than 1/2 price at the moment at Polkadoodles

It has 8 precoloured Angel images, also black and white for you to colour, plus lots of embellishments and papers plus sentiments.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Digitally Sweet 114 - fairies  http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge 135 - Christmas bells (bells at the top of the card)






Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Deedee's Digis November Digi of the month challenge

November digi of the month challenge at Deedees Digis
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2014/11/november-digi-of-month-challenge.html
Each month Deedee kindly gives us a free stamp set to join in her digi of the month challenge
Here is my card made from the free set
I have used precoloured digis, paper and sentiment from the November featured set "Mix it Up"

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

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

Sister Act card challenge 83 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Card Crew 75 - Stripes
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com.au/


Digi Stamps 4 Joy is sponsoring the challenge at Inspiration Destination this week.

Digi Stamps 4 Joy is sponsoring the anything goes challenge number 8 at Inspiration Destination this week starting today
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/
I am on the Digi Stamps 4 Joy design team and have made a sample card for this challenge


I have layered  precoloured digis from Digi Stamps 4 Joy onto music score from Create with TLC Music speaks vintage and then onto pink circle.   Layered the circles onto paper from Pininkie Musical notes paper set.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC Music speaks vintage set.
Added music notes.
The Digi Stamps 4 Joy images are available at  http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
and are available as pre coloured images and black and white images for you to colour
JL677 Misteris Music
JL687 Mini Misteri my Flute
JL545 Misteri - Vocalist

I hope you will go over to Inspiration Destination and join in the challenge.

Don't forget to also join in the weekly challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and the monthly Christmas challenge
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

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

A Crafty Mess challenge 1 - anything goes   http://a-crafty-mess.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Party Time Tuesday 190 - anything goes  http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 158 - anything goes
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Diane's Daydream Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week

Diane's Daydream Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/

This is the sketch

Some of us on Diane's dream team made a sample card for the challenge.  (I am sorry I am a bit late posting mine)

I have used the following sets from Daydream Designs  http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
Images from Christmas Wonder Composite set
Sentiment from Christmas Wonder Word Art
Papers from Stars That Shine paper set
brad and button are from Scrapgraphics

I hope you will go over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and join in the challenge.

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

Crafting by Designs - getting ready for Christmas
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Love to Create 142 - Make it for Christmas
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Beccy's Place - month of holiday cards - day 18

Day 18 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is Distress Inks
http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/


I didn't have any watercolour card so have just used ordinary card.    I stamped Stamp It "Christmas Love" onto white card with red distress ink, then painted it using wet brush and distress inks.  Painted another piece of white card with blue distress ink then sponged the edges with distress ink.  Cut out stamp and layered it onto blue card and stamped Penny Black "Christmas Wishes".   Layered onto red star paper from Christmas basic 12x12 paper pad and then onto kraft card.  Added punched star which I coloured with glitter pen (the shine doesn't show in the scan).   Added glitter around star and around picture.

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

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 pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Get Creative challenge 2 - anything goes/optional twist use glitter
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational - frame it  http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas Card Challenges 51 colour challenge, I have used 3 different blues, red and kraft.
 http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas card challenge at Karleigh Sue facebook group


The current challenge on the Karleigh Sue facebook group is Christmas
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KarleighSueDigis/

You must use a Karleigh Sue digi.   If you don't have any and you would like to join the challenge you can buy the lovely images at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarleighSueDigis

You can see some lovely cards made with some of the new stamps by the inspiration design team on the inspiration blog  http://karleighsue.blogspot.fr/

There is also a challenge running on the Karleigh Sue challenge blog
http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I made this card today for the facebook challenge

I have printed Karleigh Sue digi stamp Mrs Klaus onto white card, cut out and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto paper from Christmas basics 12x12 paper pad.  Stamped Happy Christmas, cut out and sponged with distress ink and layered on top.  Layered all onto red card.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 203 - Green

Cute Card Thursday 347 - red and green  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Anything goes with a twist challenge 7

The twist at Anything Goes with a twist challenge 7 is digital tea time
http://aagwat.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Digi Stamps 4 Joy digi stamp JL329 Tea Tray Tam onto digi paper from Diane's Daydream Designs Garden Tea Delights paper and coloured her with markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.  Layered all onto blue and then white card.

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

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

Glitter n Sparkle 111 - cute
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 7 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 158 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/



Digitally Sweet challenge 114 fairies and Stitchy Bear facebook challenge

Challenge 114 at Digitally Sweet is a beautiful fairy inspiration photo
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered fairies from Stitchy Bear Fairy fun set onto paper from Stitchy Bear's Aubrieta stamp and paper set.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

I would also like to enter this card into Stitchy Bear's facebook challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchybeardigioutlet/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sentimental Sundays - challenge 233

Challenge 233 at Sentimental Sundays is Brads, buttons, and/or bows
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed purple card with Couture Creations "Do me up" embossing folder.  Added button paper from Scrap Graphics.  Printed out Digi Stamps 4 Joy precoloured image JL517 Misteri - shy, printed the word Hello with Word Art, layered onto mauve and then onto purple card.  Added sentiment from Daydream Designs. Added 5 brads.  Layered all onto mauve card.
(There is a bow on the image)

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

 613 Avenue Create 98 - Anything goes w/optional use the word hello (because 21 Nov is world hello day)  http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 111 - cute   http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Fun Day Friday - anything goes   http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination challenge 7 anything goes http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 158 - anything goes
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


CD Sunday challenge - P is for .....

The challenge at CD Sunday this week is P is for .....  (must use something from a CD)
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have used the policeman and police woman precoloured images from Polkadoodles Work and Play 3 CD,  paper and sentiment from the same CD.  Plus drew the black bars on the computer.

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge - anything goes covered with patterned paper

Digi Choosday challenge - clean and simple

The challenge at Digi Choosday is clean and simple
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/


I have used precoloured image, sentiment and paper from Polkadoodles "Winston" CD.  Layered all onto pink and then white card.

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

CD Sunday challenge - P is for  (Pink & Postbox)  
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

In the Pink 57 - Kiss (Keep it sweet and simple)
 http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/