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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
The lovely banner was made especially for me by Amanda at Faery Ink Art & Design when I won her first blog challenge. You can buy the black and white version of Granmargaret Fairy at
http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 60 - snowman/woman

Challenge 60 at The Glory of Christmas this fortnight is snowman/woman
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have used pattern paper, precoloured digi stamps and elements from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD

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

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

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

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

Fab n Funky 261 - Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/

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



Digi Stamps 4 Joy New stamp release

Digi Stamps 4 Joy New Stamp Release

Have a look at the lovely work made with the new stamps by the design team
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

You can buy Digi Stamps 4 Joy at http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
Margy has a new artist joining her - Elize - her arty name is Liesie.

I have layered the new digi ejm03 Patchwork Country onto clouds paper from Imagine That's Country sheep paper set and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment from Ginger's House.

I would like to add this card to the following:

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

Funday Friday 90 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 35 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act Card challenge 108 - anything goes - must be a card
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 82 - make it bright and colourful
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 185 - anything goes/family friendly with encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Scrap the Girls May sketch challenge

Scrap the Girls May sketch challenge
http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/


I made this page to go opposite the page I made on Friday.
Used papers from Gecko Galz and Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Elements from Sweet Shoppe shop Designs, Scrapiness Designs and Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Blue ribbon from Scrap Graphics.

I was a bit quicker this time, though still slow, it only took me 2-1/4 hours to make this page.

Ching Chou Kuik Facebook group challenge

We received a lovely free digi stamp to join the Ching Chou Kuik facebook group challenge flowers in bloom.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832/


I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug divine swirls and sanded it.  Printed Ching Chou Kuik digi stamp Carnation Love onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers and layered onto blue card.  Added flowers, pearls, fish brads and rhinestones.  Layered all onto pink card.

I would also like to add this card to the challenge at

Addicted to Stamps and More 146 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafting When We Can 95 - bling it up
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Cuttlebug Mania - Keep calm and bling it on
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com.au/

Funday Friday 90 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/






Gecko Galz facebook challenge - beautiful baby

I managed to finish a card for each of the challenges on Gecko Galz facebook group.  This is my last card .  This one is for beautiful baby challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


I have embossed blue card with Crafts Too baby frame embossing folder and then sanded.  Printed coloured tag from Gecko Galz "Sweet Babies 2" collage sheet, cut out and layered on top, added brad.  Printed sentiment from Gingers House and punched out, layered onto purple card and then onto the blue card.  Layered all onto purple card.  (Which looks blue in the scan)

I would also like to enter this card into

Addicted to stamps and more 146 - anything goes

Craft Your Passion 263 - anything goes

Inspiration Destination challenge 35 - anything goes

Word Art Wednesday 185 - anything goes/family friendly with encouraging or uplifting verse






Digitally Sweet challenge 139 - Inspiration photo

Challenge 139 for June at Digitally Sweet is a photo inspiration
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this month is

https://shop.deedeesdigis.com/

 Deedee kindly gave each of the design team a stamp set to use.  I chose lemonade stand.   Stamps come in colour and in black and white for you to colour.


I have used the fruit and the colours as my inspiration.
Lemon paper, sentiment and precoloured digi stamp from Deedee's Lemonade stand set.  Strawberry paper from Pretty Graphics.  Fruit from Digital Scrapbook Design.

I hope you will go over to Digitally Sweet and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.
Remember to let us know what digital stamp/paper you used.   100% digital projects will receive two entries for the giveaways.  You have a whole month to join in.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

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

Inspiration Destination 35 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Sister Act card challenge 108 - anything goes - cards only
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday 185 - anything goes/family friendly - with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/




Friday, 29 May 2015

Gecko Galz Facebook challenge - Whimsical wildflowers

Another challenge at Gecko Galz Facebook group is Whimsical wildflowers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

This is a very simple card.
I have used precoloured image from Gecko Galz beautiful borders 1.
Sentiment from Daydream Designs.

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

Inspiration Destination 35 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

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


Gecko Galz facebook challenge - Mum's the word

Another challenge at Gecko Galz facebook group is Mum's the word
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used pattern paper from Gecko Galz Butterfly Garden paper set.  Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Mums the Word 2 collage sheet.
Butterfly, flowers and ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I would also like to enter this card into:

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

Inspiration Destination 35 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/




Gecko Galz facebook colour challenge - Turquoise and white

One of the challenges on the Gecko Galz facebook group is a colour challenge - turquoise and white
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used digi stamp from Gecko Galz silhouette stamp set.  Sentiment from Gingers House.  Splashes from Sweet Shoppe designs.   (I have changed all the colours to turquoise)

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

Addicted to Stamps 105 - white with one other colour
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 35 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/





Faery Ink May facebook challenge - use digi with scenery

The Faery Ink Facebook challenge for May is use digi with scenery
https://www.facebook.com/groups/faeryink/

I have printed out Faery Ink digi stamp Ladyspring which was a freebie in February onto white card.  Coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pens.  Stamped Wishing you Happiness.  Added washi tape, ribbon and punched butterfly.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 146 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Craft your passion 263 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 138 - one for the ladies
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

In the Pink - Things with wings in pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 35 - anything goes (have moved to new blog site)
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 81 - anything goes with a twist make it girly
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 185 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/



Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

I found a new challenge on Debbie Reed's blog
Scrapping Everyday Miracles which has 3 challenges for May
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/time-for-may-flowers.html
The first one is a layout sketch

I have used papers from Gecko Galz and Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Elements from Sweet Shoppe Designs, Scrappiness Designs and Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Typed Title.

Our miracle is that Lynda and I are both here today.  We are both cancer survivors, Lynda is still having treatment.

I am still slow, took me 3 hours to make this page with my fuzzy head and eyes.






Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Ching Chou Kuik challenge - lovely lace

Ching Chou Kuik challenge - lovely lace
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I have embossed yellow card with Crafts Too butterflies embossing folder.  Coloured white doily with marker and layered on top.  Added lace and ribbon and punched butterflies.  Printed Ching Chou Kuik digi stamp Love onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers and layered on top.  Her dress is lavender but it looks blue in the scan.

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

3 girl Jam challenge - anything goes
http://3girljamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Butterfly challenge - butterflies and D is for doily
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Corner - anything goes
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Ladybirds challenge 3 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Glitter n Sparkle 138 - one for the ladies
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 139 - Lavender and yellow.
http://www.fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/fussy-and-fancy-challenge-139-lavendar.html

Party Time Tuesday 198 - anything goes
http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - anything goes with a twist - make it girly
suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au

Through the Purple Haze - spring colours
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Your Scrapbook place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/


Gerda Steiner May progressive challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives us a free digi stamp to use in the challenge.
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's digi from the shop, make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.

I have layered Gerda Steiner digi stamp Skunky onto paper from Pink Gem.  Coloured with markers.  Added flowers and butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Supplies and stamped Happy Birthday.  Layered all onto green card.

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

A Gem of a challenge 145 - flowers
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Allsorts 312 - Happy birthday
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Catz 280 - kids
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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




Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Moonflower facebook challenge - Wings and things

The challenge on the Moonflower facebook group is wings and things
https://www.facebook.com/groups/667191180046905/?fref=ts

I have embossed Lavender card.  Stamped thinking of you and punched out with scallop oval punch.  Layered onto purple card.  Printed Moonflower stamp Tumbelina Faery onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers and layered onto purple card.  Stamped flowers, cut out and layered on top.  Added punched butterfly.  Added rhinestones.
The embossing folder and stamps were freebies with Australia simply cards magazine.

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

Aud Sentiments 132 - cute + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafting when we can 95 - bling it up
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Fussy and Fancy - Lavender and yellow
http://www.fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - anything goes with a twist make it girly
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/



The East Wind challenge 31 - book it

Challenge 31 at The East Wind is book it.
http://theeastwindchallenge.blogspot.ca/

I have embossed blue card and layered pattern paper from Create with TLC.  Printed sentiment from Create with TLC and layered on top.  Added ribbon.
Printed The East Wind digi stamp MAC0043 Lucy Loo Chilling at home onto white card, cut out and coloured with markers.  Layered on top.   Added enamel dots.
Layered all onto yellow card.

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

Aud Sentiments 132 - cute + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Craft Your Passion 263 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Corner challenges - anything goes
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

Simply Papercraft challenges
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - anything goes with a twist make it girly
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

613 Avenue Create 125 - anything goes w/optional create your own challenge
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/  use at lease 1 item from every column
 I have used image and patterned paper (column 1), sentiment (2), embossing (3), enamel dots (4), ribbon (5)






Monday, 25 May 2015

Aliciabel challenge 7 - add some flowers

Challenge 7 at Aliciabel this month is anything goes or add some flowers (must use Aliciabel image)
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/challenge-7-anything-goes-of-add-some.html

I have embossed dark pink card with Cuttlebug roses.  Added pattern paper from Authentic 6x6 bundle Uncommon.
 Stamped Wishing you Well and punched out with postage stamp punch and layered onto pink card.
Printed Aliciabel digi stamp Rose onto white card, cut her out and coloured her with markers.  Layered her on top.
Added flowers and brads.
Layered all onto light pink card.

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

Aud Sentiments 132 - cute + add a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Corrosive Challenge 225 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/challenge-225-anything-goes.html

Crafty Catz 280 - kids
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Emerald Faeries 67  - Flowers for mum
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

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

Suzy Bee's bloomin challenge 81 - make it girly
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafter's cafe 117 - Get well soon
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Purple Haze - spring colours
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get It - Tic Tac Toe - use any 3 in a row (I have used design paper, sentiment, 2 or more layers)
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/
Die CutPinkGem/Pearls
Design PaperSentiment2 or more layers
RibbonCircleFlowers



Sunday, 24 May 2015

Christmas Card club - gifts

Zoe has picked the theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight - gifts

I have used precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Gecko Galz Christmas card toppers. (changed colour of sentiment)
Paper from Gecko Galz Winter Wonderland paper set.
Added extra snowflakes.

Have a look at the other lovely work by the rest of the Christmas card club.  The blogs are listed on the left hand side of my blog.

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

Christmas cards all year round - Vintage
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.ca/

C.R.A.F.T. 312 - Christmas no red or green
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.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
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Jingle Belles - Let it snow
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/

Gecko Galz May facebook challenge - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/?fref=ts




Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lunagirl Moonbeams and The Cheerful Stamp pad challenge 112 - black and white

Lunagirl Moonbeams and The Cheerful Stamp pad are combining challenges with the theme black and white
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/

I have layered black and white Santa from Lunagirls Santa images onto paper from Pininkie Christmas Black and White paper set.  Added sentiments from Create with TLC.

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

Christmas cards all year round - Vintage
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.ca/

C.R.A.F.T. 312 - Christmas no red or green
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.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
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Jingle Belles - Let it snow
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/




Art by Miran Facebook progressive challenge

Each month Art by Miran kindly gives us a free digi stamp to join the facebook progressive challenge.  If you join the challenge you receive the next month's free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

I forgot to join the last challenge so I needed to buy this month's image "Rora and Butterfly" from the store.   If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's stamp and join in the challenge and then you can request next month's free.

Embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug spots and dots.
Printed doily from Scrappiness designs (changed colour) and layered on top of pink card.
Printed digi stamp onto white card, cut out and coloured with markers.  Added bow and layered on top of doily.
Stamped happy birthday, punched out with oval punch, layered onto scallop oval punch and layered on top.
Added punched butterflies, flower and brad.

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

Aud Sentiments 132 - Cute and a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Buckwells crafty challenge - spots or stripes
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Butterfly challenge - butterflies and D for doily
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Creatalicious 75 - butterflies
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Digi Choosday wk 20 - add a bow

Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes with a twist no pattern paper

Love to Scrap 54 - anything goes

Pennys Paper-crafty challenge - anything goes

Simply Papercrafts challenge - anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - anything goes with a twist make it girly






Sassy Studio Designs facebook group challenge

Each month we receive a free image to join the progressive facebook challenge.  If you make a card and join the challenge you can request the next month's free image.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/

I forgot to ask for April's free image so I needed to buy this month's from the store.
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image Steampunk Josephine frame from the shop until 31 May and if you join the challenge which ends on 26 May you can then request next month's free.


I have printed out Steampunk Josephine frame (I cropped a bit off the edges to fit my card) and coloured her with chalks and markers.  Layered onto Steampunk paper.  Added two steampunk brads.  Layered all onto brown and then white card.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 34 - anything goes

Pennys Paper-crafty challenge - anything goes




Friday, 22 May 2015

Deedee's digis progressive freebie challenge

Each month Deedee kindly gives us a free stamp set to join the challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/search/label/Digi%20of%20the%20Month

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

My dad has gone to heaven so I have made a birthday card for a friend.
Layered precoloured digis and sentiments from Dad's Day off set onto paper from Deedee's Fly a Kite set.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 34 - anything goes

Sentimental Sunday 259 - Funny and/or cute sentiments



Creative Fingers challenge 81 - anything goes

Creative Fingers challenge 81 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Lemon Shortbread
It was A team's turn this week and I am on the B team but I loved this stamp when I saw it so had to join in.


I have printed out Lemon Shortbread stamp onto white, cut into oval and coloured with markers.  Layered onto pink card which I embossed with Cuttlebug roses.  Added pink lace, ribbon, punched flowers, pearls and butterfly brads.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

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

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

3 Girl Jam challenge - anything goes with ribbon

Craft Your Passion 262 - anything goes

Crafty Boots - ribbon or lace

Creatalicious 75 - butterflies

Creative Card Crew - embossing

Cuttlebug Mania - add ribbon

Fan-tastic Tuesday 86- Anything goes with a twist no pattern paper

Inkspirational 82 - Recipe use at lease 3 of 4 elements-Distressing, flowers, embossing, pearls.   (I used embossing, flowers, and pearls)

Love to Scrap 54 - anything goes

Paradise of Stamps 18 - lace and ribbon

Scrapping 4 Fun 42 - Techniques  (I have used embossing, punches, brads, ribbon and lace)

The Sisterhood of Crafters - mothers day with at least 1 flower

Sparkles Monthly challenge 68 - Its spring - use a minimum of 5 flowers

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - Anything goes with a twist add pink

Vs Sweet Ideas 34 - emboss it
http://vssweetideas.blogspot.com.au/