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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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Friday, 30 October 2015

Gecko Galz Papercrafting facebook group October challenge - anything goes

Another October challenge at Gecko Galz Papercrafting facebook group is anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used precoloured image and sentiment from Gecko Galz Christmas card toppers collage sheet.
Papers from Gecko Galz Pepermint Lane paper set.
Frame and extra snowflakes from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I would like to also 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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Gecko Galz Papercrafting facebook - Moonlight serenade

Another challenge at the Gecko Galz Papercrafting facebook group is Moonlight Serenade.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have made a very simple card using precoloured image from Gecko Galz August collage sheet and The Rose Garden paper from Gecko Galz Butterfly Garden paper set.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Gecko Galz Papercrafting challenge facebook group - October challenge black and orange

One of the challenges at the Gecko Galz Papercrafting challenge group for October is black and orange
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used paper from Gecko Galz pixie dust paper set and recoloured it orange.
Digi stamp S10 from Gecko Galz Silhouette stamp set
Frame and swirls from Digital Scrapbooking studio.

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

{PIN]pirational challenge 152 - inspirational photo
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012744312/

Art by Miran facebook group challenge - anything goes optional theme use some bling

Art by Miran facebook group challenge - anything goes optional theme use some bling.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

I have printed a piece of pattern paper from Art By Miran digi paper pack "Christmas Cheer" which is free on the facebook group and layered it onto red card.  Printed Art by Miran digi stamp "Poinsettia and girl color page" onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers and layered on top.  Printed an extra poinsettia and coloured with markers and added.  Added washi tape and rhinestone star.  Added rhinestones to the the poinsettias for some bling.

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

ABC Christmas challenge - V is for very cute
http://abcchristmaschallenge.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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge - Poinsettia
http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Christmas%20Challenge

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Sweet Pea Stamps friends and fans facebook group challenge - anything goes

Sweet Pea Stamps friends and fans October facebook group challenge part 1 - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sweetpeastampsfriendsandfans/
if you make a card using a Sweet Pea stamp which is in the shop and join in the challenge by 31 October 8pm you will receive a free image.


I have embossed green card with holly and berries and coloured the berries with glitter pen.  Added piece pattern paper from Christmas basics 12x12 pad.
Printed Sweet Pea Stamp "All I want for Christmas" by Helena Reis onto white card, cut out, coloured with markers and layered on top.

Sadly Sweet Pea stamps is closing on 25 November due to health reasons so there is a sale on digi stamps at the moment
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

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

ABC Christmas challenge - V is for very cute
http://abcchristmaschallenge.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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


One Sweet Challenge October Autumn colours and Lemon Shortbread anything goes

Challenge at One Sweet Challenge is Autumn colours
http://onesweetchallenge.blogspot.com.au/p/october-2015.html

Also Lemon Shortbread's first challenge has started - anything goes
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/design-team-announcement-and-challenge-1.html

I have printed Sweet Pea stamp "On a Mushroom" by Lemon Shortbread onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers.  Printed out a second stamp, cut out the girl, coloured her with markers and layered on top.  Added ribbon, mushroom and dragonfly brads.  Layered all onto orange card.

Unfortunately Sweet Pea stamps is closing on 25 November due to health reasons, but thankfully you can buy the Lemon Shortbread digi here

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

Crafting for all Seasons 113 - all dressed up/girls
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-113.html

Crafty Gals Corner 43 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

The Crafty Addicts challenge 3 - autumn colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-3.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - fall
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/fall-is-in-air.html


Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge No 252 - Nativity

Challenge 252 at Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge is Nativity
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I embossed purple card with Cuttlebug Christmas stars.  Printed Fairy Ink digi stamp Madonna and child onto white card, cut out and coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the skin with copic marker.  Stamped Christmas wishes.  Added gold star brads.  Layered all onto pink card.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-10-optional-theme-time-for.html

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

Fab n Funky challenge 279 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/2015/10/challenge-279-christmas.html

Creative Ladybirds Creations 8 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-8.html

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/october-challenge-with-faery-ink.html

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Julia Spiri challenge 5 - use something old

Challenge 5 at Julia Spiri is anything goes with the twist use something old
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I made this very simple card for this challenge.
I have used one of my oldest embossing folders from the Cuttlebug set "With Gratitude"
Butterfly paper from Alison Ellis design which I have had for a long time.
Used my butterfly punch which I have had a long time.
Used precoloured Julia Spiri digi "Turtle"

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

Also you are invited to join the Julia Spiri fans facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampsbyjuliaspiri/

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

4 Crafty Chicks 270 - anything goes
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Gals Corner 43 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-43-anything-goes.html

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

Craft Your Passion 285 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-285-always-anything-goes.html

Creative Moments 80 - anything goes
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 57 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/ttcrd-challenge-for-oct-27-nov-2.html

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Scrap the Girls challenge - 2nd page

This is my second page following the photo at the October challenge at Scrap the Girls.   I wanted to do the opposite page of photos of my grand daughter taken before her first ballet exam.  You can see the first page here on my blog


Papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and Pretty Little Stamps
Elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and Betsy Rainbow
Sentiment from Create with TLC

I would also like to enter this page into the Mood board challenge 61 at
Scrap Africa, I just found this blog earlier this month.
http://scrapafrica.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/mood-board-challenge-no61.html


Saturday, 24 October 2015

Just us Girls 316 Hexagons

Challenge 316 at Just us Girls is a photo inspiration - hexagons
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have used the hexagons and colours red and green for my inspiration.
Embossed red card with hexagon embossing folder.  Punched hexagons from Stampin Up Festival of Prints paper pad.  Added bells, stars, tree and sentiment stickers.

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

Christmas cards all year round - no stamping

Crafting by designs - October anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Creative Corner - no stamp

Pennys Paper Crafty 250 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-250.html

Winter Wonderland - Jingle bells


Friday, 23 October 2015

Creative Fingers challenge 96 - anything goes

Creative Fingers challenge 96 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this challenge is The East Wind.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/theeastwind

Unky has given us some lovely images to use.

I have printed The East Wind Stamp Christmas Lover Sexy Girl gift onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers.
Cut oval in purple card, embossed with Stampin Up embossing folder and layered over the image.
Stamped Christmas Wishes and layered on top.
Punched baubles from pattern paper Christmas basics 12x12 pad
Added gold thread and bauble brads.

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

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

ABC Christmas challenge - unusual Christmas colours
http://abcchristmaschallenge.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 with pattern paper (baubles punched out of pattern paper)
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafting by Designs - October anything goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/month-long-anything-goes-in-october.html

Inspiration Destination 56 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Simply papercrafts for all occasions 16 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/challenge-16.html





Monday, 19 October 2015

Cute as a Button challenge 15 - Christmas

Silly me I hit publish before I added my card.
Here is my card for the Cute as a Button  challenge 15 - Christmas
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I embossed dark pink card with Christmas stars embossing folder
Add strip of pattern paper from Cute as a button Polka stripe sorbet paper set.  Added pink spotted ribbon.
Printed Cute as a Button stamp Christmas Angel, cut her out and coloured with markers and glitter pens and layered her on top.  Cut out the sentiment that came with her and layered on top.  Added star brad.  Layered all onto light pink card.

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

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

3 Girl Jam - anything goes with ribbon
http://3girljamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

ABC Christmas challenge - U is for unusual Christmas colours
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

CCC Digi Creations 35 - anything goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/

Classy Cards 'n such 107 - pink Christmas
http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/ccns-challenge-107-pretty-pink-christmas.html

C.R.A.F.T. 333 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Boots - pink
http://craftybootschallenges.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 with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Creative Moments 79 - anything goes /spots and/or stripes
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Cutie Pie challenge 92 - Pretty in Pink
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Jingle Belles - pink Christmas
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 20 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Winter Wonderland - Christmas with a ribbon
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.ca/



Christmas card challenges 46 - inspiration photo

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
Challenge 46 at Christmas card challenges is an inspiration photo


I have used silhouette digital stamp and pattern paper from Create with TLC.

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

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

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

Inspiration Destination 55 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Glory of Christmas challenge 70 - more than 1 fold

Hazel picked the them for The Glory of Christmas challenge 70 - more than one fold 

I have made an easel card.   I usually scan all my cards but couldn't scan this one to show the easel card properly so I tried to take a photo but it didn't come out very well. 
So I have scanned it flat so you can see the image better.
I have used pattern paper, precoloured digi and elements and sentiment from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD.

I used the tutorial on Beccy's Place on how to make an easel card
  http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/technique-class-easel-card.html

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

12 Months of Christmas cards link up - optional theme card for a child
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-10-optional-theme-time-for.html

C.R.A.F.T. 333 - Christmas
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 with pattern paper.
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Digi Choosday challenge wk 40 - Feeling cold
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/wk-40-crafting-challenge-at-digi.html

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

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 249 - easel cards
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Christmas card club challenge 21 - CAS Wreath

It was Karen's turn to pick the theme for the Christmas club this fortnight and she has picked CAS (Clean and simple) Wreath
I have used precoloured digital stamps and sentiment from Daydream Designs to make this CAS card.
(Unfortunately Diane had to close her shop so you can no longer buy these images.)

If you would like to see the work by the other members of the Christmas card club their blogs are listed down the left side of my blog.

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

C.R.A.F.T. 333 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge - Poinsettia
http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Christmas%20Challenge

Inspiration Destination 55 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/








Digi Stamps 4 Joy - new release Sunday

It is new release Sunday at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I have made my card using some of the new stamps plus added some old ones.

I have used new stamp RG073 picket fence
Two stamps from new stamp set MP418 my wardrobe stamp
One stamp from stamp set RG043 washing line
One stamp from MP399 Mommys girl
all coloured with markers
(all these are available from the shop)
and pattern paper from Lozzy's Fun paper set

I hope you will go over to the blog  http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/
and see the lovely work by the design team using the new stamps.

Also don't forget to join in our monthly challenge
anything goes with the twist add some items beginning with B
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-117-anything-goes-twist-b.html

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

Crafting from the Heart 81 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Craft Your Passion 283 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Ladybirds Creations 8 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination 55 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Art by Miran facebook group progressive challenge

Each month we receive a free digi stamp to join the progressive challenge at the Art by Miran facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image at a discounted price and make a card for the October challenge and then next month you will be able to request the free image.

I have embossed light pink card with cuttlebug holly and berries.  Cut piece of pattern paper from Sugar n Spice "Candy Christmas" 6x6 paper pad and layered on top.
Added ribbon down the middle.  Printed out the lovely free digi girl 260 Eirwen, cut out and coloured with markers and layered her on top.  Added rhinestones and pearls.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

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

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

ABC Christmas challenge - U is for unusual Christmas colours
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

CCC Digi Creations 35 - anything goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/

C.R.A.F.T. 333 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty girls creations 6 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting with Friends 8 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Crafty Friends 16 - gems and/or pearls
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.es/

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

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

Creative Craft Cottage 49 - your favourite colour (pink is one of my favourite colours)
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/

Cutie Pie challenge 92 - Pretty in Pink
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Jingle Belles - pink Christmas
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/

Simply Papercrafts for all occasions 15 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/

Winter Wonderland - Christmas with a ribbon
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.ca/




Saturday, 17 October 2015

Aliciabel challenge 11

Aliciabel challenge 11 is anything goes or scary but cute - must use Aliciabel digi stamp
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-11-anything-goes-or-scary-but.html


I have embossed green card with paw prints.  Printed Aliciabel digi stamp Sarah and the cat, coloured with markers and chalks and layered onto green card.  Added ribbon and cat brad.
I was very lucky to win the last challenge and receive this lovely stamp.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 166 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Artistic Inspirations challenge 142 - anything goes/halloween
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Brown Sugar 168 - purple and green
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting with Friends 8 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion 283 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Craft Cottage 49 - your favourite colour (My favourite colour is purple and I often use green with it)
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 55 - anything goes
inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 19 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Moonflower October facebook challenge - halloween.

The challenge at the Moonflower facebook group is halloween
https://www.facebook.com/groups/667191180046905/

Each month if you are subscribed to the Moonflower mailing list you receive a free digi.
If you haven't already signed up and you would like to receive the digis go to the blog and sign up (right hand side)
http://moonflowerdigistamps.blogspot.com.au/

This month we received the lovely Star Witch which I have used on my card
I printed Star Witch onto white card and coloured her with markers.  Coloured the background with chalks and the stars with glitter pen.  Added sentiment from Gingers House Blog.
Layered onto black, orange and purple card.

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

Artistic Inspirations 142 - anything goes/halloween
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

The Crafter's Cafe 135 - black, purple and orange
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Crafting with friends 8 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Catz 297 - anything goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Corner challenges - 3 embellishments (cat and star brads)
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Fan-tastic Tuesday 107 - anything goes with the twist Autumn colours
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

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

Through the Purple Haze - Halloween/Magical
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/halloween-magical-with-east-wind.html




Thursday, 15 October 2015

Julia Spiri challenge 4 - die cuts and/or punches

Challenge 4 at Julia Spiri this fortnight is die cuts and/or punches
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed Julia Spiri digi stamp Girl and Guilty Kitten onto white card.
Coloured background with prismacolour pencils.  Coloured girl and kitty with markers.  Added punched leaves, flowers and butterflies.  Added rhinestones.

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

I would like to add this card to:

Addicted to Stamps and More 166 - anything goes

Crafting with an attitude 8 - anything goes

Crafty Boots pink challenge

Crafty Girls Creations 6 - anything goes

Crafty Ladybirds Creations challenge 8 - anything goes

Cutie Pie challenge 92 - pretty in pink

Glitter n Sparkle 158 - use some pink

Simply Papercrafts for all occasions 15 - anything goes

Sisters of Craft October challenge - anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes challenge 13-19 October






Feeling Sketchy 131

Time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Lacy Sunshine who gave us some lovely digis to use
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

This is sketch 131

My card

I have used Lacy Sunshine stamp Little Miss Sangria Fairy Happy Hour Pin Up and coloured her with markers.
Paper from Lozzy's Checkout set.
You can win her papers on the A Bit More Time to Craft challenge blog and You can get some free papers from Lozzy's sets at http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/p/freebie-friday-tab.html)
Punched flowers and gold thread..
And I can't remember where I found the sentiment.  (I forgot to write it down when I made the card a few days ago)

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 166 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Glitter n Sparkle 158 - use some pink
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 55 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

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


Gecko Galz October challenge

The challenge at Gecko Galz for October is "The Music in Me"
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/october-music-in-me-customer-challenge.html
I have used pattern paper from Gecko Galz Words and Music paper set.  Precoloured digi stamps from Beautiful Music 1 collage sheet.  Music notes from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

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

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

Inspiration Destination 55 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


Scrap the Girls October challenge

http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/october-challenge.html
The challenge this month at Scrap the Girls is a photo inspiration
I have used the colours and the butterflies as my inspiration
It was my youngest grand daughter Brianna's first ballet exam with her class.  Her friend Natalia is one day older than Brianna.  Natalia is tiny and Brianna is big for her age.

I have used paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I have a bad headache today so have taken a couple hours to make this.   I have headaches most day due to the Fibromyalgia but it is worse today as they have been jack hammering all day down the street where they pulled a house down and are now digging down.  They have had a noisy digger going every morning from 7 am and the jack hammer started yesterday.  Crafting helps me take my mind off the pain.



Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Scrappers Delight last Facebook challenge Autumn/halloween

The last challenge at the Scrappers Delight facebook group is autumn/halloween
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

I have layered the new Scrapper's Delight silhouette digi stamp Beauty in all Things onto paper from Mother Nature set
I have lightened the paper so you can read the sentiment.
I missed out getting the silhouette stamp for free on the facebook group but I loved it and it is on special at the moment.  There are a lot of specials in the Scrapper's Delight store at the moment.

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

Cardz 4 Galz 2 - fairies
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/

C.R.A.F.T. 332 - Autumn/halloween/thanksgiving/bonfire night
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes with the twist Autumn colours
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/

Fussy and Fancy 140 - autumn colours
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/10/fussy-and-fancy-challenge-149-autumn.html

Inspiration Destination 54 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 204 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 12 October 2015

Cardz 4 Galz challenge 2 - Fairies

Challenge 2 at Cardz 4 Galz is Fairies
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used patern paper, precoloured digi stamps and elements from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia
Sentiment from Create with TLC

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

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

Inspiration Destination 54 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



Imagine That Digi of the month Progressive freebie challenge October

http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/search/label/FREEBIE%20CHALLENGE
Each month Kris kindly gives us a free digi set to join in the challenge. If you make a card and join the challenge you receive the next month's set for free.
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's set Mistletoe Kitty for a special price, make a card and join the challenge and you will receive next month's free.
This is this month's set

I have used the precoloured digi and sentiment from the Mistletoe Kitty set.
Papers from Imagine That's Christmas Snowflakes and Deck the Halls paper sets.

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

12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge 10 - optional card for a child

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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

Inspiration Destination 54 - anything goes



Sunday, 11 October 2015

Gerda Steiner progressive freebie challenge October

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives us a free image to use in the challenge.
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/challenge2/

I have layered this month's free digi 448 Hedgehog with pumpkin onto paper from Imagine That's Subtle Harvest Kit and coloured it with markers.  Added sentiment and pumpkins from the same kit.

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

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

C.R.A.F.T. 332 - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/bonfire night

Fussy and Fancy 140 - Autumn colours

Inspiration Destination 54 - anything goes

If you give a crafter a cookie - inspiration photo (I have used the colours: orange and green and white)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982010929756/

The Crafty Addicts - autumn colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/


Outlawz progressive freebie challenge October

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-october-1st-2015
Each month we receive a free digi from a different stamp artist.  If we make a card for the challenge we receive the next month's free.
If you haven't already joined in you can go and register and request the stamp and make a card for this month, you will then receive next month's free.

This month Gerda Steiner kindly gave us a stamp to use Child with Pumpkin cart

I have layered the Gerda Steiner stamp onto two papers from Deedees Pumpkin pals set and coloured it with markers.  Added Deedees sentiment.
(I received the pumkin pals set for joining in Deedees World Card Making day challenge which closes on 16 October)

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

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

C.R.A.F.T. 332 - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/bonfire night

Fussy and Fancy 140 - Autumn colours

Inspiration Destination 54 - anything goes

If you give a crafter a cookie - inspiration photo (I have used the colours: orange and green and white)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982010929756/

The Crafty Addicts - autumn colours
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/

Butterfly challenge + others

Challenge 40 at Butterfly challenge is butterflies + E for embossing
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I have embossed pink card with butterflies embossing folder.  Printed Julia Spiri precoloured digi Rose onto white card, layered onto green card and then onto the pink card. (You can also buy her as a black and white digi to colour yourself)
Added sentiment from Deedees Handmade happiness set. Added punched butterflies.  Added pearls to the roses and butterflies.  (I won the pearls from Flourish with a bling in another blog challenge last month.)  Layered all onto green card.

I would also like to invite you to join our challenge at Julia Spiri challenge blog

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

Crafty Catz weekly challenge 296 - embossing
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Girls challenge 6 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/

Craft Your Passion 282 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Knockouts 110 - thankful thoughts
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's Paper Crafty blog 248 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Simply Papercrafts for all occasions 15 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/

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



Friday, 9 October 2015

World Card Making Day - Pick your pal - Tic Tac Toe

http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2015/10/pick-your-pal-world-card-making-day.html
After posting my card for line 3 yesterday I realised that I had used a digi stamp that Deedee gives away free on her shop
 http://shop.deedeesdigis.com/store/p189/Think_Pink.html

So I have made another card this time using another Deedee digi which is for sale on her shop.
I have followed line 2 and line 3 for this card.


Line 2 use ribbon, twine, hand colour image and send to someone for encouragement. (am going to send to a bear lover friend in the USA)
Line 3 use a non freebie image, use a button and a scripture verse.

I have used Deedee digi from Spring Blessings set, coloured with markers. Layered onto paper from same set and then layered onto pink card I embossed with buttons embossing folder.  Added sentiments from same set,  ribbon, twine and button.  Added punched butterflies.

You still have seven days to join in.

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

Butterfly challenge 40 - butterflies and E is for embossing
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Craft your passion 282 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Create and Inspire 31 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/

Creative Craft Cottage 49 - your favourite colour (my favourite colours are purples and pinks)
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 19 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Pennys Paper-Crafty challenge 248 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

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

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