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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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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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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Imagine That February's Use any IT stamp

Imagine that now has 2 challenges going each month.  The progressive stamp of the month and the Use any Imagine That Stamp.    I am just in time for the Use any Stamp challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/februarys-use-any-it-digi-linky-up.html


I have used two papers from Imagine That Sweet Pastel papers
Precoloured images from Imagine That "Kathys Butterfly" "Birds in Spring" "daffodil" and "poppy".
Sentiment from Imagine That Sentimental "Thoughts".

I am using precoloured images again today as I am more fuzzy headed than normal from not enough sleep.   I didn't go to bed till very late.   My husband is on 24 hour call for the security system at the school where he works and there were 2 early calls this morning.   Then a spam phone call.  My husband answered the spam call half asleep and as soon as he heard the man say he was from Microsoft he hung up.  My husband was able to go back to sleep for a few more hours but I just got up.   I am so sick of the spam phone calls from people pretending to be from Microsoft or the bank.  You have to be so careful these days not to give any information over the phone.
Luckily I coloured my design team cards for tomorrow earlier in the week.

It actually takes me longer to make the digital cards than hand made ones by the time I find everything and put it all together.   The Imagine That digi stamps are great that they have png images that can be layered onto papers.  I just use Publisher to make my digital cards.

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

Crafting by Design - Thinking of you.
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fun day Friday 77 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act card Challenge 95 - anything goes  (must be a card)
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday 172 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/






Digitally Sweet challenge 129 - anything goes

Challenge 129 at Digitally Sweet is anything goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this week who has given us some lovely digi images to use is Luna Girl

My card is 100% digital.

I have used digital paper and flowers from Polkadoodles Work and Play 9 CD
Digital Trim from Betsy Rainbow
Digital sentiment from Daydream Designs
Precoloured Luna Girl image girls 1057

I hope you will go over to Digitally Sweet to see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.  Remember you need to use something digital in your creation and let us know what it is.  100% digital receives 2 entries for giveaways.

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

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

Imagination Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act Card Challenge 95 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, 27 February 2015

Glitter n Sparkle challenge 125 - black and white

Challenge 125 at Glitter n Sparkle is black and white
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Stitchy Bear digi stamp Fairy Moon onto two papers from Pininkie Black and White Christmas papers.  I have then layered all onto a white card which I embossed with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.  Layered all onto black card.
Printed out sentiment from Create with TLC Fairies are invisible set.  Layered onto black and then onto top of fairy.
(seven layers)

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

Come and Get it challenge - lots of layers
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Inspiration Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Pennys challenge 216 - Lots of layers
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafters Cafe 105 - Lots of layers
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/



Faery Ink Facebook challenge - Shimmer Sparkle Shine

The Faery Ink Facebook group challenge is Shimmer Sparkle Shine
https://www.facebook.com/groups/faeryink/

I can't see properly to colour today so I have used the precoloured Faery Ink stamp "Granmargaret Fairy".    I am the only one who has the precoloured version as Amanda made this especially for me, (plus my blog header), when I won the first Faery Ink blog challenge.

You can buy the black and white version for you to colour at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

I have printed her onto a purple hexagon and cut out and layered onto a pink card which I embossed with hexagon embossing folder.  Stamped best wishes and punched out with hexagon punch and layered onto purple card punched out with hexagon punch.
Punched some more hexagons from butterfly paper and purple glitter card.
Added rhinestone butterfly and lots of other rhinestones

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

Butterfly challenge 25 - butterflies plus H for hexagons
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Get Creative challenge 9 - must have embossing
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/



Christmas cards all year round February challenge - red and white

The challenge for February at Christmas cards all year round is red and white
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/


This is a clean and very simple card.
I have embossed white card with "Sleigh" embossing folder.
Stamped Christmas Wishes with red ink and layered all onto red card.
There is just one day left if you want to join in the challenge.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/challenge-2-optional-theme-i-saw-mommy.html

Christmas Card Challenge 12 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 217 - feature a creature
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Fab n Funky 248 - Christmas - lets see some snowflakes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Get Creative challenge 9 - must have embossing
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Imagination Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

The Paper Shelter 192 - Make it digital

Challenge 192 at The Paper Shelter is make it digital
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed The Paper Shelter's precoloured digi and paper from "Holy Night" set.  (In the set you also get the black & white image to colour yourself.)
Layered it onto snowflake digi paper from Bugaboo "Papers frosty".
Added corners from clip art and printed snowflakes over the top of the corners.
Typed Happy Christmas with Word art.   Added 2 extra snowflakes.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/challenge-2-optional-theme-i-saw-mommy.html

Christmas Card Challenge 12 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 217 - feature a creature
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Cute Cards Thursday 362 - Fancy corners
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fab n Funky 248 - Christmas - lets see some snowflakes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Imagination Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Catch the bug Challenge - Stella Says Sketch challenge 304

There is a new Stella Says sketch challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge blog
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-304.html


This is the card I made to the sketch
I have used precoloured digi stamp Pretty fairy coloured from Bugaboo.
Papers from Bugaboo Papers Frosty and Purple Blue flowers.
Star border from line borders.
Trim and buttons from Betsy Rainbow

I was very lucky to win the last Stella Says Sketch challenge 303 and received a very generous prize of 10 Bugaboo Digis.

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

Come and Get it - Lots of layers
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 74 - anything goes with a twist add some buttons.
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafters Cafe 105 - lots of layers
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My 4th and last card as February guest designer for Deedee's Digis

This is my 4th and last card as February guest designer for Deedee's digis
blog:  http://www.deedeesdigis.com/
shop:  https://shop.deedeesdigis.com/

I have used paper from Deedee's "Gingerbread Angels", precoloured image and sentiment from Deedee's "Wise Men"



You can buy these lovely sets here for European Union Residents
and here for non European Union Residents

Deedee also has a digi of the month challenge.  I hope you will go over and join in the challenge.


I have really enjoyed being guest designer for February for Deedee's digis and thank Deedee for inviting me.   I hope that you will go over and support her challenge and her shop.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at

12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge 2
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/challenge-2-optional-theme-i-saw-mommy.html

Addicted to stamps and more 133 - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas card challenges no 12 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Merry Monday Christmas challenge - stars
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Lunagirl Moonbeams creative challenge - vintage sewing

The challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams is vintage sewing
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/2015/02/creative-challenge-theme-vintage-sewing.html
I was very lucky to win the last Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge (red) and the image on my card is from one of the Collage sheets I picked.


I have layered one of the images from Luna Girl Vive St Anne sewing ladies digital collage sheet onto papers from Daydream designs.  Added other sewing images from Daydream designs.
Added ric rac (sewing) and buttons from A Cherry on Top

I love the Lunagirl images and was so excited to win the last challenge.

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

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 74 - Anything goes witha twist use some buttons
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 22 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sparkles Christmas challenge 49 - Let's Party + others

It is their 4th anniversary at Sparkles Christmas challenge and challenge 49 is Let's Party
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered papers from Carta Bella Chirstmas day 6x6 pad and Kaisercraft 6" Christmas paper pad onto purple card.  Added punched baubles and Christmas trees.
Printed out Bugaboo digi stamp Christmas ornament gal, coloured with markers and layered on top.  Stamped happy Christmas.

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

Christmas card challenge 12 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Completely Christmas 51 - anything goes with a twist no red or green
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/21-february-challenge-51-atg-with-twist.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 21 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/



Monday, 23 February 2015

Outlawz Progressive freebie challenge February

Each month at the Outlawz Progressive freebie challenge if we enter a card into the challenge we receive the next month's image for free.  If you haven't already joined in you need to register to play
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-february-1st-2015

This month the free image was kindly provided by Sandi Samples
http://sandisamples.blogspot.com.au/p/digi-by-sandi.html

I have printed Sandy Samples digi stamp 89 watering can onto white card and coloured with purple and green markers then layered it onto a purple oval then layered onto butterfly paper from Sugar n spice butterfly paper 12x12 pad.  Added purple ribbon, punched butterflies and punched flowers.  Everything is purple but some look blue on the scan.  Added rhinestones to flowers.  Stamped Enjoy your birthday.

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

Allsorts 299 - use the colour purple
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Butterfly challenge 24 - butterflies and ribbon
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Cute Card Thursday 361 - floral delight
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 73 - anything goes with a twist use a die
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

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

Suzi Bee's Bloomin challenge 68 - anything goes with a twist monochrome
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Stampin challenge blog - spring flowers (must use a stamp)
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


From the Heart progressive challenge - February

Each month From the Heart stamps gives us a free image to use in the challenge
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/02/04/free-stamp-of-the-month-february-2015/
If you haven't joined in yet you can buy this month's image and make a card for the challenge and then you will receive next month's image free.

Layered the free image from "Loves me birdbrain" set onto daisy paper from Pininkie and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment from the same set.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 53 - red and gold

Challenge 53 this fortnight at The Glory of Christmas is red and gold
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


This is my second attempt to make a red and gold card.    Firstly I tried stamping with versamark on red card and embossing with gold embossing powder, but I couldn't get the stamp to stamp properly (as my hands are too sore) so when I embossed there were bits missing so I threw that away and started again.

I printed out sentiment and image from Daydream Designs and changed the colour to red and made the background light red with a red border.  Cut out and layered over red ribbon and gold glitter card.  (The shine of the glitter card doesn't show up in the scan).  Added gold star and gold Christmas tree brads.  Layered all onto red card.

Unfortunately Diane had to close her shop so you can't buy her images any more.   I was lucky to be on her design team and have lots of her images.

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 add this card to the following challenges:

12 months of Christmas cards link up - anything goes
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - Use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Inspiration Destination 21- anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/AG-no-21.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas February challenge - only words
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday 171 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Aliciabel challenge 4

Challenge 4 this month at Aliciabel is anything goes or love is in the air and we were given a lovely free image.
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Printed the free Aliciabel digi stamp "Faery Lollipop" onto white card and coloured her with markers.
Cut circle in purple card and embossed with Cuttlebug Kimmy Luvs embossing folder.  Layered over the stamp.  Added pink heart ribbon (the hearts don't show up in the scan) and washi tape.

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

4 Crafty chicks 234 - Things with wings
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/

Allsorts 299 - Use the colour purple
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 299 - clean and simple
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 21 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/AG-no-21.html

A Day for Daisies 115 - add some glitter

Challenge 115 at A Day for Daisies is add some glitter using A Day for Daisies digi stamp
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/
If you don't have any A Day for Daisies stamps there is a free one given on the blog so you can join in the challenge.
I have layered A Day for Daisies digi stamps "Bird ride" and "Fairy bug sky" onto cloud background paper from Pink Gem.  Coloured them with markers.  Added glitter to fairy wings.  Stamped thinking of you and coloured flower with purple markers.    Layered all onto blue and then white card.

4 Crafty chicks 234 - Things with wings
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/

Allsorts 299 - Use the colour purple
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 299 - clean and simple
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 21 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/AG-no-21.html

Open Minded Crafting Fun 30 - up in the air
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

The Corrosive challenge 218 - things with wings
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Digitally Sweet challenge 128 - What's in your bag

Challenge 128 this week is What's in your bag
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear
http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/


I have made my own background paper using the lips from Day Dream Designs.  Layered Stitchy Bear digital stamp "Mirror Mirror silhouette" onto red circle with black border, then layered onto pattern paper.   Sentiment and lipstick from Daydream Designs.    This is a 100% digital card.

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

I would like to add this card to the challenge at

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Inspiration Destination 21 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

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

Friday, 20 February 2015

Creative Fingers challenge 68 - anything goes

The challenge at Creative Fingers this week is anything goes and it is B team's turn to make a card
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Dilly Beans who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
http://sillydillybeans.blogspot.com.au/


I have embossed purple card with Cuttlebug daisies embossing folder.  Printed out Dilly Beans digi stamp Hello Friend, coloured her with markers and chalks and layered onto purple card.  Added lace, flowers, brads and butterfly.
Layered all onto pink card.

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

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

613 Avenue Create 111 - anything goes with optional twist RAK day
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Addicted to stamps and More No 132 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Craft Your Passion challenge 249 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 4 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Scrap challenge 48 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

The Corrosive Challenge blog 218 - things with wings (there is a butterfly on my card)
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Purple Haze challenge 78 - Embellish and embellishhttp://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Lacy Sunshine challenge 52 - Things with wings

Challenge 52 at Lacy Sunshine is things with wings and we were given the lovely "Freesia Ethereal Enchantress" to use in this challenge.  Each challenge if you use a Lacy Sunshine digi stamp you can request the free image for the next challenge.
If you haven't already joined in the challenge you can buy this image at the Lacy Sunshine shop for $2 for the next few days and make a card for the challenge, then you can request next month's free image.  See  http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/  - scroll down on the home page.


I was looking through an old box and I found some old cards I had brayered and not used.   To make this pattern you wrap elastic bands around your brayer and then ink and roll over card.
I cut a circle in the card.   Printed Lacy Sunshine" Freesia Ethereal Enchantress"  onto white card.  Coloured her with purple markers (though her outfit looks blue in the scan).  Coloured her wings with yellow markers, background with purple chalk.  Layered brayered card on top.  Added yellow ribbon and purple bow.  Stamped happy birthday.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 132 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Craft your Passion challenge 249 - anything goes

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment

Fan-tastic Tuesday 73 - Anything goes with a twist add a die on your card (circle)

Love to Scrap 48 - anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 67 - anything goes with a twist add a bow

The Corrosive Challenge 218 - things with wings





Merry Monday challenge 146 - Santa

Challenge 146 at Merry Monday is create a Christmas card with Santa
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/merry-monday-146-santa.html


Layered two papers from Kaisercraft Christmas 6" paper pad which was free in Australian Simply Crafts onto dark green card.  Added Christmas washi tape.
Printed precoloured image from Lunagirl and layered on top.  Layered all onto purple card.

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

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

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

12 months of Christmas card link up ch 2 - anything goes with optional theme I saw mummy kissing Santa Clause
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/


Polkadoodles challenge - all things kraft

The challenge at Polkadoodles is all things kraft - include kraft somewhere in your creation
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/02/week-7-all-things-kraft-polkadoodles.html


I have used kraft paper, precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Polkadoodles Winston CD

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

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

The Cheerful Stamp pad 105 - B stands for bear
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Art by Miran February Facebook progressive challenge

Last month I bought the special Art by Miran digi stamps to join the Facebiij progressive challenge which started in January.  Those who bought the image and entered a card into the challenge were able to email for this month's free image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

If you haven't joined in yet go to the facebook group and you will find the post with the link to buy this month's image, then if you make a card and enter the challenge you will be able to request next month's free image.


I have printed this month's free image onto paper from Pininkie diamond set and coloured her with different shades of purple markers (though the shawl looks blue in the scan, don't know why my scanner doesn't show the colours correctly).  Coloured the diamond with clear glitter pen.  The glitter doesn't show up in the scan.  I have then layered this onto purple card which I have embossed with Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder.  Added flower, brad, gems and dots of glitter on the paper and the purple card.  Layered all onto mauve card.

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

Addicted to Stamps 98 - embossing
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Craft Your Passion 249 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 124 - gems and glitter
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Scrap 48 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Party Time Tuesday 195 - anything goes
http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

Sister Act Card Challenge 93 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Purple Haze 78 - embellish and embellish
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/



My 3rd card for February Guest Designer for Deedee Designs

This is my 3rd card as February guest designer for Deedee's digis
blog:  http://www.deedeesdigis.com/



I have used precoloured images, paper and sentiments from Deedee's digis "Baby Blessings" set and "Basket of Love set"
You can buy these lovely sets here for European Union Residents
and here for non European Union Residents



Deedee also has a digi of the month challenge.  I hope you will go over and join in the challenge.

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

Crafty Boots - use a sentiment
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 4 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/


Monday, 16 February 2015

Lacy Sunshine facebook challenge - lace

2nd 2015 facebook challenge at Lacy Sunshine stamps is lace and we were given a lovely digi stamp to use.  Challenge ends on 27 February.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LacySunshine/

If you missed the freebie you can buy her at the Lacy Sunshine shop.
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/store/p1277/Valentine_Ethereal_Enchantress_.html


Printed Lacy Sunshine digi stamp Valentine Enchantress onto white card and coloured with markers.
Cut oval in dark pink card, embossed with Cuttlebug Kimmy's Love and layered over stamp.  Added lace, ribbon, flowers, heart brad and butterfly.

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

613 Avenue Create 111 - anything goes/optional twist RAK day.
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Addicted to Stamps 98 - embossing
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Allsorts challenge 298 - any occasion than birthday
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Butterfly challenge 24 - Butterflies and R for Ribbon
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Cute Card Thursday 360 - Perfectly Pink
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 4 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Paradise of Stamps 12 - valentine
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.fr/

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

The Crafters Cafe 103 - Hearts
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Ching Chou Kuik Facebook challenge - Lace Romance

There is a challenge at Ching Chou Kuik Facebook group - Lace Romance
https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832/?ref=browser
and you must use the Ching Chou Kuik stamp Key to my heart which is available in the  shop and add some lace.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/gjzcck?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

There is a special sale on at the moment 19% off when you buy $10 worth until 21 February.  Go join the facebook group to get the coupon code.

I have embossed dark pink card with Cuttlebug Kimmy's love.  Added lace, ribbon and heart charm.
Printed Ching Chou Kuik digi stamp Key to my heart onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers and layered onto pink card.  Added butterflies.  Layered all onto light pink card.

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

613 Avenue Create 111 - anything goes/optional twist RAK day.  (A special thank you RAK)
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/

Addicted to Stamps 98 - embossing
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Allsorts challenge 298 - any occasion than birthday
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Butterfly challenge 24 - Butterflies and R for Ribbon
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting by Design - Love is in the air
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/love-is-in-air.html

Cute Card Thursday 360 - Perfectly Pink
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Fab n Funky 246 - charm us (add a charm)
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Penny's challenges 214 - embossing
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

The Crafters Cafe 103 - Hearts
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Sweethearts and roses
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/




Gerda Steiner February challenge nerdy but nice

The challenge this month at Gerda Steiner Designs is Nerdy but nice
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/
Each month Gerda kindly gives us a free image to use in the challenge.  If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image and join in the challenge and then you will receive next month's image free.
I have layered Nerdy bunny onto papers from Scrapper Kate blog and partly coloured him with markers.  Layered onto yellow, then blue, then white card.

Gerda Steiner also has a Design team call on at the moment if you are interested.

I would also like to enter this card into the challenge at
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Feeling Sketchy 115

Time for another sketch at Feeling Sketchy
Sketch 115


I have used papers, sentiment and precoloured image from Diane's Daydream Designs.  
Precoloured rose and leaves from Scrappiness Designs.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge  - anything goes

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




Christmas card club - snowcovered trees

Mary has set the theme for this fortnight for the Christmas card club
snow covered trees
I have used All is calm paper and sentiment from Create with TLC and precoloured Reindeer from Daydream Designs Rudy Doody set.

The blogs for the other members of the Christmas club are down the left side of my blog if you would like to go and have a look at their cards.  We are a group of crafters who are trying to get our Christmas cards made early.

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

12 months of Christmas card link up No 2
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/challenge-2-optional-theme-i-saw-mommy.html

Allsorts challenge 298 - any occasion than birthday
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Digitally Sweet challenge - layout to sketch

The challenge this week at Digitally Sweet is layouts only and we have a sketch
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this week is Scrappiness Designs
http://scrappinessdesigns.com.br/

This is the sketch we worked to
This is the layout I made

I used papers and elements from the following bundles Le Cirque, Make me smile and Precious you.
Plus In your heart and Make me smile flairs.

In 2014 there was a special rhino exhibition with different rhinos in every town between Taronga Zoo and Dubbo Zoo.  Emily was doing a course at Taronga Zoo at the time and was able to travel to some of the towns to see the special rhinos.   Emily loves rhinos and has lots of fluffy toy ones

I hope you will go over to Digitally Sweet and see the lovely layouts by the design team and join in the challenge.

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

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

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

Just Inspirational - Noah's ark any animal
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Sisters of Craft monthly challenge - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Try it on Tuesday - add a photo
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/



Friday, 13 February 2015

Polkadoodles challenge week 7 - all things kraft

Polkadoodles challenge week 7 - all things kraft - include kraft somewhere in your creation
http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/

I have used kraft pattern paper from Polkadoodles Winston CD
Precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from same CD
Layered all onto blue and then white card.

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

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

Creative Corner challenges - Kiddy Fun
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 20 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act card challenge 93 - anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk


Catch the Bug challenge blot Stella Says Sketch No 303

Catch the Bug challenge blog Stella Says sketch No 303
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-303.html



I have used paper from Bugaboo flower paper set and Bugaboo Bug Snails paper sets.
Bugaboo digital stamps Silhouette Hummingbird Flowers and Silhouette butterfly flowers
Frames and trim from Betsy Rainbow.
Sentiment from Bugaboo

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

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

Cute card Thursday 360 - Perfectly Pink
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 20 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/


Digi Choosday challenge - Love is in the air + others

The challenge this week at Digi Choosday is Love is in the air
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

I have used papers, precoloured digi and elements from Polkadoodles Work and Play collection 9 "Love and Kisses".  Sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

Come and Get it challenge - Love is in the air
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafting by Design - Love is in the air
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challeng - anything goes covered with pattern paperhttp://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute Card Thursday 360 - Perfectly pink
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n sparkle 123 - Love is in the air
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational February monthly challenge - love
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/february-monthly-challenge.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - sweethearts and roses
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 170 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 12 February 2015

12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge 2 plus others

12 months of Christmas cards linkup challenge 2 is anything goes with the optional theme I saw mummy kissing Santa Clause - create a Sassy Christmas card
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
Each month if you link up 2 Christmas cards you will receive a free Christmas paper.


I have embossed red card with Universal Embossing Funky Christmas Collection Candy Canes embossing folder.  Added piece of pattern paper from Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
Printed Sassy Studio Designs digi stamp Candy Cane the Sassy Elf onto white card and coloured her with markers, sponged edges with distress ink.  Added twine.  Stamped Happy Christmas, cut out and sponged edges with distress ink and layered on top.  Layered all onto green card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and more 131 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Gals Corner 6 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday 72 - anything goes with a twist add some twine.
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 20 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday Christmas challenge 145 - candy canes
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Pennys challenge 214 - embossing
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Kenny K's Krafty Krew + other

The challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew is anything goes with the twist love
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.com.au/


Embossed blue card with Cuttlebug Kitty Loves embossing folder.
Printed precoloured Kenny K stamp Princess Pia onto heart paper from Create with TLC and layered onto blue card.  Printed sentiment from Create with TLC punched out with 1" square punch and layered onto purple card which I punched out with postage stamp punch.  Layered this on top.
Layered all onto purple card.
You can see in the image that the cat loves her owner.

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

Crafting by Design - Love is in the air
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Cuttlebug mania - heart
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 20 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Just Inspirational - Noah's Ark - any animal
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Open Minded Crafting Fun 29 - no pink and no red (my card is purple and blue)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/

Pennys challenge 214 - embossing
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafters Cafe 103 - Hearts
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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





Holly Jolly Christmas challenge + others

The challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas is Angels and fairies
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/


I have used papers and precoloured images from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.

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

12 months of Christmas cards linkup - anything goes
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Merry Monday Christmas challenge 145 - candy canes
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 66 - anything goes with a twist something with wings
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/


Completely Christmas 49 + others

Challenge 49 at Completely Christmas is anything goes with a twist add a snowflake
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered precoloured Santa image from Lunagirl images onto paper from Pickled Pot Pouri Victorian Frosted snowflakes.  Added ribbon.  Added snowflake and candy cane from Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.

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

Addicted to Stamps challenge 131 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

12 months of Christmas linkup - anything goes / I saw mummy kissing Santa Claus
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Inspiration Destination 20 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge 145 - Candy canes
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


2nd guest designer card for Deedee's digis

This is my 2nd card as guest designer for Deedee's digis
blog:  http://www.deedeesdigis.com/
shop:  https://shop.deedeesdigis.com/


I have used papers, precoloured images and sentiment from Deedee's Carnival kids set


Deedee also has a digi of the month challenge.  I hope you will go over and join in the challenge.

I love using Deedee's precoloured digis especially when my eyes are bad.   If you enjoy colouring all the sets have outline images and white-filled layering images which you can colour yourself.


I would like to enter this card into the challenge at

Crafting from the  Heart 46 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Craft Your Passion - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 20 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Open Minded Crafting Fun 29 - no pink and no red
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/