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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, 29 January 2016

One day giveaway - Arielle Flora Fae - at Faeryink

This is a free digi stamp at Faery Ink - but you need to be quick as it will only be there for about 24 hours.
http://faeryink.com/2016/01/one-day-fae-digi-giveaway-arielle-flora-fae/
There is also a coupon code to take 30% of your order.
Details are also on the Faery Ink facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/faeryink/
This is the card I made with the free digi.

I have layered Faery Ink digi stamp Arielle Flora Fae onto paper from Lozzy's Flower set and coloured her with markers.  Added ribbon, butterfly brad, punched flower and rhinestone.  Stamped Happy birthday.

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

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

613 Avenue Create 160 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-160-anything-goes-no-twist.html

Inspiration Destination - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-70.html


Thursday, 28 January 2016

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 114 - anything goes witht the twist frosty

Challenge 114 at Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge is anything goes with the twist frosty
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/23-january-challenge-114-anything-goes.html

I had to make some birthday cards today for some bear lover friends and this is the first one I made

I have used precoloured digi stamp, paper and sentiment from Joanna Sheen & House Mouse Designs "The Gruffies & Happy Hoppers" CD

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

Craft Rocket Challenges 7 - clean and simple
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-7-clean-and-simple.html

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

Creative Moments 85 - Anything goes with the optional twist Let it snow
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-85.html

Double D Challenges - Brrr - winter photo inspiration
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/brrrrr-challenge.html



Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Scrappers Delight challenge 51 - anything goes

Scrappers Delight challenge 51 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/new-blog-challenge-51-anything-goes.html

Layered Scrappers Delights digi stamps I love U Bears onto paper from Scrappers Delights Love and Friendship papers and coloured with markers and glitter pens.
Added sentiment from Gingers House Blog.

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

613 Avenue Create 160 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-160-anything-goes-no-twist.html

Allsorts challeng 347 - Valentines day
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/week-347-valentines-day.html

Aud Sentiments 147 - anything goes + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2016/01/147-anything-goes-plus-dt-call.html

Crafty Girls Creations 12 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-12.html

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

Inspiration Destination 70 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-70.html

Word Art Wednesday 218 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-218-anything-goes.html




Sunday, 24 January 2016

Christmas Card Club

The theme for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight was picked by Maureen - Sleigh

I have layered precoloured Santa, sleigh and reindeer from Daydream Designs onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

If you would like to see the lovely work by the rest of the Christmas Club, their blogs are listed on the left side of my blog.

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

A Snowflakes Promise 14 - anything Christmas/winter
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-14.html

C.R.A.F.T. challenge 347 - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-347-21st-of-january-christmas.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 265 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/chnc-challenge-265-use-sentiment.html

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

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


Gecko Galz samples

Today is my turn to show some cards on the Gecko Galz blog made with Gecko Galz images and to give you a free stamp from Gecko Galz.
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

I have made two very simple cards.

Card one I used precoloured image from Gecko Galz Happy New Years 1 collage sheet and layered it onto paper from Claire Tale purple bokeh and glitter digital paper.

Card 2 I used precoloured image and sentiment from Dreams of Spring 1
paper from flower power paper pack
Butterfly, flowers and ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Here is a free stamp for you from Gecko Galz

I hope you will join in the January challenge All that glitters you still have a few days
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/all-that-glitters-january-customer.html

You are also invited to join the Gecko Galz facebook group and join in the challenges there
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


Digi Stamps 4 Joy - new release - card 2

Today is New Release day at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
This is the second card I made with another one of the new images


I have layered Digi Stamps 4 Joy MP422b Bella onto a doily from Digital Scrapbooking Studio and then onto paw print paper from Pininkie, partly coloured with marker.   Stamped Thinking of you and punched out and layered on top.  Added rhinestones, ribbon, flower and rhinestone brad.

If you go over to the blog you can see lovely work made by the design team with some of the new stamps.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

and if you haven't already joined in the January challenge you still have a few days to join in
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-120-anything-goes-optional.html

You are also invited to like the Digi Stamps 4 Joy facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy/?fref=ts

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

Aud Sentiments 147 - anything goes + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2016/01/147-anything-goes-plus-dt-call.html

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

Craft Your Passion 295 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-295-always-anything-goes.html

In the Pink 86 - bling it on
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-86-bling-it-on.html

Inspiration Destination 69 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-69.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 26 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-26.html

Love to Scrap challenge 70 - anything goes
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ltscb-70-anything-goes.html

Ruby's Rainbow 121 - animal magic
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/ch121-animal-magic.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/ttcrd-anything-goes-challenge-week-of.html



Digi Stamp 4 Joy - New Release Sunday - card 1

Today is New Release day at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
This is the first very simple card I made with two of the new images
I have layered Digi Stamps 4 Joy MP423 Put-Put Peter and MP422a Barney onto Stitchy Bear Garden Fairies Meadow Paper from Garden Fairies 1 paper set Panda Bear Designs.

Coloured the stamps with markers

If you go over to the blog you can see lovely work made by the design team with some of the new stamps.
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/

and if you haven't already joined in the January challenge you still have a few days to join in
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-120-anything-goes-optional.html

You are also invited to like the Digi Stamps 4 Joy facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy/?fref=ts

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

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


Inspiration Destination 69 - anything goes



Scrap N' Challenge (A Scrap n' Dipity blog) - snowball fight

Scrap N' Challenge (A Scrap n' Dipity blog) - snowball fight
http://scrapnchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/12/snowball-fight.html

Scrap n' Dipity is offering Tanya, snowball fighter free from January 15 to 30.
In order to join the challenge and get Tanya you need to join the facebook group event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/100315387014544/


I have printed the free digi, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto paper from Gecko Galz Winter Wishes paper.  Added glitter.  Added snowflakes and layered all onto white and blue card.

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

Crafting by Designs - winter, glitter, sparkles
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/winter-glitter-sparkles.html

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

Creative Moments 85 - Anything goes with the twist Let it snow
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-85.html

Double D challenge - Brrrr ... a winter time theme
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/brrrrr-challenge.html

Glitter n Sparkle 171 - monochrome
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-171.html

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge 114 - anything goes with the twist Frosty
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/23-january-challenge-114-anything-goes.html

Lacy Sunshine Facebook group freebie

Heather gave us a lovely Freebie to use on the Lacy Sunshine facebook group
for family fun day Sunday.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LacySunshine/
It is already Sunday here in Sydney.

I have layered the free Lacy Sunshine stamp "Bubbles Little Munchkin" onto paper from Lacy Sunshine Twilight Gardens paper.  Coloured here with markers and a glitter pen.  Added sentiment from Gingers House Blog.
The paper and sentiment were a pretty purple but my printer has printed it out blue and the scanner has made the purple on her dress blue.

I would like to add this card into the following:

Aud Sentiments 147 - Anything goes plus sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

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

Try Stampin' - or not - on Tuesday 254 - sketch
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-254.html


Scrappers Delight facebook freebie challenge plus please pray for my daughter Lynda.

Scrappers Delight has given a free image on the facebook group to join the challenge which ends on 31 January.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/
I have layered the free Scrappers Delight digi Spread Your Wings Fairy onto paper from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set.  Added stars from Spread Your Wings digi set.  Sentiment from Gingers House blog
Coloured digi with markers, prisma pencil and glitter pen.

If you would like to join in the challenge go to the facebook group and request the free image.
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Some of you know that my eldest daughter Lynda had a fall in March and did nerve damage to her right leg and has been in pain and on crutches ever since with complex regional pain syndrome.

 I stayed at her house this week to be with her daughter Sian while Lynda had a hysterectomy on Tuesday afternoon.  The operation went well and she came home Thursday morning.  My other daughter Angela came down from the Blue Mountains to stay with her over the weekend so I came home Friday night.  At 5 am this morning (Sunday) the phone rang, Angela to tell us that Lynda had a fall, so Tony went straight over.  Lynda's blood pressure dropped and she collapsed and fell on the kitchen floor and broke her bad leg. Angela went in the ambulance with her.  She is in a private room in emergency due to her high level of pain.  She has a Spiral fracture of the Tibia.  They are going to operate at about 1.30 pm (if no one worse comes in) and put a Titanium Rod to stabilise it.  They are putting her in a cast in the meantime.  It is now 11.20 am here in Sydney.
Tony is with Sian and Angela's daughter Brianna and a friend of Lynda's is there.  Sue used to be a nurse so she is more help than I would be.
I wanted to go but Tony left in a hurry.

I am trying to keep myself busy and praying for her that she will be okay.  I appreciate any prayers, Thank you.

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

Aud Sentiments 147 - anything goes + sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2016/01/147-anything-goes-plus-dt-call.html

Crafts Galore challenges 25 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/happy-new-year.html

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

Creative Ladybirds 11 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-11.html

Scrappers Delights blog challenge 51 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/new-blog-challenge-51-anything-goes.html

Word Art Wednesday 281 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-218-anything-goes.html


Friday, 22 January 2016

Creative Fingers challenge 101

Challenge 101 at Creative Fingers is anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is SLS Lines
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SLSLines


I printed SLS Lines digi stamp Sitting Girl with cute cat onto white card with a blue border and coloured with markers.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.
I tried to do a smooshing background with distress inks following
Kari Webster KWCard Design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2muUXyRsfM
but I made a bit of mess and got more on the image.  So I printed out the image again, cut it out, coloured with markers and layered on top.
Layered all onto green card.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 177 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/2016/01/challenge-177-make-your-mark.html

Archi Scraps January challenge - use water (I used water with the distress inks)
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/january-archiscraps-challenge.html

Crafting from the Heart 95 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-95.html

Crafting with an Attitude 11 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-11.html

Craft Rocket challenges 7 - clean and simple
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-7-clean-and-simple.html

Craft Your Passion 295 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-295-always-anything-goes.html

Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - Smooshing
http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/01/hls-january-cas-challenge.html

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 26 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-26.html

My Crafting Stories 1 - anything goes
http://mycraftingstories.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-1-anything-goes.html

Pennys Paper-Crafty challenge 261 - cats and/or children
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-261.html

Rubys Rainbow 121 - animal magic
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/ch121-animal-magic.html

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Julia Spiri challenge 10 - Pocket letters

Challenge 10 at Julia Spiri this fortnight is Pocket letters
http://juliaspirichallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

My eyes and hands were bad the day I made these so I have used the following Julia Spiri precoloured digital stamps (you can also buy them as black and white digis for you to colour)
Mushroom
Rose
Girl on a turtle
On a Swing
Little Ballerina

Paper is from LaBoutique deiColori
Free sentiments from Ginger's House blog
Elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments 147 - anything goes wiah a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/147-anything-goes-plus-dt-call.html

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

Inspiration Destination 69 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-69.html

Our Crafty Corner challenge 5 - anything goes
http://our-crafty-corner.blogspot.my/2016/01/challenge-5.html

Where the Heart is 5 - anything goes
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-5.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/its-new-year-lets-start-with-robyns.html

Word Art Wednesday 218 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-218-anything-goes.html


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Inspiration Post for Faery Ink

This is my inspiration post for Faery Ink
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Faery Ink digi stamp Stardust Fable onto papers from Gecko Galz  Pixie Dust paper set.  Coloured the digi with markers and glitter pens.

Added rhinestones, rhinestone flowers and butterfly.

This is my last post for the Faery Ink Design team.  I enjoyed my short time on the design team and wish them well.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting with an attitude 11 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-11.html

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

Crafty Time January challenge - make it sparkle
http://craftytimechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/january-with-morgans-artworld.html

Creative Ladybirds January challenge - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-11.html

Our Crafty Corner challenge 5 - anything goes
http://our-crafty-corner.blogspot.my/2016/01/challenge-5.html

Sweet Stampin  challenge - things with wings
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/things-with-wings.html

The Sisters of Craft January challenge - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/sisters-of-craft-january-2016-anything.html

Where the Heart is challenge 5 - anything goes
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-5.html

Your Scrapbook Place January challenge - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/its-new-year-lets-start-with-robyns.html


Gecko Galz Facebook challenge - different shaped card or tag

Another challenge at Gecko Galz facebook group is different shaped card or tag
I have made a hexagon card.


Used texture fill from Publisher for background
Added paper from Gecko Galz By the Shore Paper Pack
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Merry Little Mermaids collage sheet
Elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Update on Google Friend Connect

This came up when I signed into my blog today.


The latest from Blogger Buzz

An update on Google Friend Connect

4 weeks ago by A Googler
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.


As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.


We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

Papercrafting Support Group - facebook sketch challenge

There is a new sketch challenge at Papercrafting Support Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/amusestudiosupportgroup/
 I am at my daughters and don't have any crafting supplies with me so I have made a digital card  It has taken me twice as long as a hand made card.

I have used papers and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Gecko Galz facebook challenge - faces

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

I have made a very simple card using paper from Gecko Galz Beachy Keen paper set.
Image from Gecko Galz Vintage Beautiful 2.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Art by Miran facebook progressive challenge for January

Every month Art by Miran gives us a free digi stamp on the facebook group to join in the challenge.  If we make a project and join in the challenge we can request the free digi for the next month.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

This month's free digital stamp is Digi 281 Birthday Betty
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this lovely digi at a special price
make a card or other project for the challenge and then you can request the next month's free
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/264141022/reserved-listing?ref=shop_home_active_2


I have layered Birthday Betty onto paper from Digi Scrap Delights and coloured her with markers.
Stamped Enjoy your birthday.
Layered all onto pink card and then onto green card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 176 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/2016/01/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

Craft Rocket challenge 6 - Happy anything
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-6-happy-anything.html

Crafty Girls Creations 12 - anything goeshttp://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-12.html

Fab n Funky 287 - for a child
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/01/fabnfunky-challenges-challenge-287-for.html

Get Creative 30 - something new (new digi stamp and new paper)
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/welcome-back-to-first-challenge-of-new.html

Open Minded Crafting Fun monthly challenge 1 - something new (new stamp and new paper I received today)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/monthly-challenge-1-something-new.html?showComment=1452595714460#c4719473276358840517

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 260 - anything goeshttp://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/pennys-challenge-260.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 57 - anything goes + a digi
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-57-anything-goes-digi.html

The Crafty Addicts challenge 6 - anything goes/celebrations
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-6.html

The Glory of Christmas 76

Challenge 76 at The Glory of Christmas is Silver or gold
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used both silver and gold on my card
Gold and silver papers from La Boutique dei Colori.
Precoloured image and music from Gecko Galz Christmas Carols 1 Collage sheet.
Gold ribbons from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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:

12 months Christmas link up challenge 13
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-13-optional-theme-sketch.html

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/a-is-for-anything-goes.html

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

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

Christmas card challenges 7 - inspiration photo
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/01/christmas-card-challenges-7.html
I have used the colour gold from the photo'



Saturday, 16 January 2016

Luna Girls January challenge - children

Luna Girls January challenge - children
http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/2016/01/january-challenge-theme-babies-children.html
I have used precoloured image from Luna Girl Purple 2 collage sheet.
Paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Sentiment from Create with TLC


Scrap the Girls January challenge - free for all

Scrap the Girls January challenge is free for all - create whatever you like,  or there is an optional sketch for those who want one.
http://scrap-the-girls.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/january-free-for-all-challenge.html
I haven't used the sketch as I wanted to have a large photo
I have layered the photo of my youngest daughter's three daughters (My 1st, 2nd and 4th grand daughters) onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Purple Heaven set.  Added elements and sentiments from the same set.  Typed title.

Sarah went home for a week to mind Brianna while Angela worked and Emily was away on a youth leaders camp.  Angela took the photo when Emily came home and before Sarah left to go back to her house.

It is amazing how different they look with the coloured hair, since the last sisters page I did for the challenge in August 2015

I would also like to enter this layout into the
C.R.A.F.T. challenge 346 - not a card
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-346-14th-of-january-not-card.html


Butterfly Challenge 46 - Butterflies + I is for inks

Butterfly challenge 46 is butterflies + I is for inks
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/46-butterflies-i-is-for-inks.html

Even thought I have lots of rubber stamps I have been using mostly digital stamps as they are easier on my sore hands.
I have tried doing stamping again using ink pad and stamp, I am not real happy with it but here it is


I have sponged gloss card with brilliance and distress ink pads.  Stamped butterfly and sentiment from an Our Daily Bread designs stamp set with Dusty Concord Distress ink pad.  Punched butterfly from white card and pressed it into the same ink pad and attached.  Layered all onto purple card.
I think it would have been better to use normal card instead the gloss card.

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

Addicted to Stamps and more challenge 176 - anything goes

Crafting from the Heart 94 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-94.html

Inspiration Destination 68 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html

Friday, 15 January 2016

Gecko Galz facebook challenge - sentiment

Another challenge on the Gecko Galz facebook group is sentiment
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I have used paper from Gecko Galz words and music paper set
Sentiment and precoloured digi from Beautiful Music 1 & 2 collage sheets.

I would like to add this card to the following:

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

Inspiration Destination 68 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html

Feeling Sketchy 137

http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Feeling Sketchy 137

I have used precoloured Window, dog and flower pot digi stamps from Deedee's Open Window set.
Paper and sentiment from Deedee's Rainy Days set.
Bug with flower umbrella from Deedee's Bugs and Blooms set.

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:

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

Fab n Funky 287 - card for a child
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/01/fabnfunky-challenges-challenge-287-for.html

Inspiration Destination 68 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html

Word Art Wednesday 217 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting verse.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-217-anything-goes.html

A Bit More Time to Craft challenge 12 - anything goes

Challenge 12 at A Bit More Time to Craft is anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

We have an extra sponsor this month
Cute as a Button  http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

I have used papers from Lozzy's Christmas paper set.
Typed Happy Christmas
Printed Cute as a button digi stamp IMG00138I Poinsettia Crown into an oval, cut out, coloured with chalks and markers and layered onto papers.
Added star brads.

I hope you will go over to A Bit More Time to Craft and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

Remember also to check the Freebie Friday Tab on the blog for some free papers.

You are also invited to join the A Bit More Time to Craft and More Mixed Media facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/622948967842084/

I have used the sketch from 12 months of Christmas Link up challenge 13 so I would also like to add this card to that challenge.
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-13-optional-theme-sketch.html

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

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/a-is-for-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the Heart 94 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-94.html

Crafty Girls Creations 12 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-12.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 263 - use red a little or a lot
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/chnc-challenge-263-red.html

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

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

Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge 260 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/pennys-challenge-260.html


Gecko Galz Facebook challenge - twinchies

Another challenge at Gecko Galz facebook group is twinchies (2" x 2")
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I haven't made twinchies for ages so I have made two for the challenge

 For the first one I have used paper from Gecko Galz Pixie Dust paper set.
Precoloured digi from Gecko Galz Colorful Cuties 1.
Sentiment, doily and roses from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

For my second twinchie I have used paper from Gecko Galz Magnolia blossomspaper set.  Precoloured digi from In the Garden 2 collage sheet.
Butterfly and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I would like to add these to the following:

CCEE Stampers 1602 - hats  (twinchie 1)
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/ccee1602-hats.html

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

Fun day Friday 120 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/ffc-120-anything-goes.html

Inspiration Destination 68 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html

Jade's Sparkling butterflies challenge 10 - anything goes/all things bright & beautiful
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-10.html


Thursday, 14 January 2016

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - Purple and silver

The colour challenge for January at the Gecko Galz facebook group is purple and silver.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

My favourite colour is purple and I love the Gecko Galz images

I have layered precoloured digi from Gecko Galz Her Beautiful colours 2 collage sheet onto silver paper from La Boutique dei Colori silver digital paper set and then onto purple paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Added elements and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 176 - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-176-anything-goes.html

As You Like it - favourite paper or non paper project(It has to be paper projects for me (cards and scrapbooking) as I really don't do any non paper crafts)
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/favourite-paper-or-non-paper-project.html

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

Create and Inspire 37 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-37.html

Inspiration Destination 68 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-68.html



Tuesday, 12 January 2016

12 months of Christmas link up 13 - anything goes with optional sketch

http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-13-optional-theme-sketch.html
Each month if you link up 2 Christmas projects at 12 months of Christmas link up you receive a free pattern paper from Lisa and Monica
It is always anything goes with an optional theme.
This month's option is this sketch

I have rotated the sketch.
Used papers I received from the 12 months of Christmas in 2014
Stars from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Sentiment from Create with TLC
Digistamps4joy digital stamp JC14 Poinsettia Candles which I coloured with markers and glitter pens.

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

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for anything goes
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/a-is-for-anything-goes.html

Christmas card challenges 6 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/christmas-card-challenges-6-anything.html

A Snowflakes Promise 14 - anything goes Christmas/winter
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-14.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 263 - Red
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/chnc-challenge-263-red.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 67 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

Outlawz progressive freebie challenge

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-1st-january-2016
Each month a different designer gives a digi stamp to Outlawz to give to us to join in the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge.  I we make a card and join the challenge we receive the next month's free.
If you haven't already joined in you can register and request this month's image which has been kindly given by Sandi Huggett of Sandi's Samples


I have printed the lovely digi stamp and coloured it with markers.  Cut oval in red card, embossed with Cuttlebug roses embossing folder and layered over image.  Stamped happy birthday, punched with oval punch and layered on top.  Added punched butterfly.  Layered all onto white card

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

613 Avenue Create 158 - anything goes optional twist birthday/anniversary
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-158-3rd-annual-block-party.html

House of Cards January challenge - embossing and/or color (I have done embossing)
http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/january-challenge-embossing-andor-color.html

Inspiration Destination 67 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

Inspiration Post for Cute as a Button

It is my turn to do the inspiration post for Cute as a Button showcase blog
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I have printed paper from Claire Tale Purple Bokeh and Gliter digital paper onto white card.  Printed Cute as a Button IMG00008 Precoloured New Year's Francesca digital stamp, cut out and layered on top.
Typed Happy New Year onto paper from the same set and layered on top.
Added rhinestones.

You can buy all the lovely Cute as a Button digi stamps at

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and join in the challenge
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

We also invite you to join the Cute as a Button facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Brown Sugar challenge 180 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-180-anything-goes.html

Cardz 4 Galz 13 - something new (New Year)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-13-something-new-and-dt-call.html

Craft Rocket challenges - Happy anything
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-6-happy-anything.html

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

Cute Card Thursday 407 - Hey What's New
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-407-hey-whats-new.html

Get Creative 30 - something new
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/welcome-back-to-first-challenge-of-new.html

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies 10 - anything goes/all things bright and beautiful
(blog has had name change)
http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-10.html

CCC Digi Creations 40 - anything goes

Monday, 11 January 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik January challenge - use something new

The January challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik is use something new
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html

I received a lovely Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamp today for joining in the birthday hop.

I printed the lovely Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamp Hello Magnolia onto white card.  Added splatters and extra butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Sentiment from Create with TLC.  Coloured stamp with markers, Prismacolor pencils and glitter pens.

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

Butterfly Challenge 45 - X is for Xanthine (yellow)
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/45-butterflies-x-is-for-xanthine.html

Inspiration Destination 67 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

Open Minded Crafting Fun 1 - something new (new stamp)
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/monthly-challenge-1-something-new.html

Word Art Wednesday 217 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifing sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-217-anything-goes.html

Sassy Studio Designs facebook group progressive challenge - January

https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/
If you would like to join in the Sassy Studio Designs progressive challenge just go to the facebook group and see the post about the progressive challenge.  Email to Samantha to ask her for the free digi, make a project and join in the challenge and then you can request the free digi for the next challenge.
This challenge ends on 26 January.

I have made a clean and very simple card
Printed Sassy Studio Designs digi stamp Stroke of Midnight onto white card and made red border.  Coloured stamp with copic for the skin and the rest with prismacolor pencils.

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

Inspiration Destination 67 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

Love to Scrap 69 - New Beginnings
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ltscb-69-new-beginnings.html

Cute as a button - new release

It is new release day at Cute as a Button and the design team have made some cards with the new stamps
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
I have used the precoloured digi Love Song.   Pattern paper from Pininkie (which I have recoloured).  Sentiment from Create with TLC.  Lace frame and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely work by the design team.
You can purchase the lovely new stamps at
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

We also invite you to join the Cute as a Button facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

See the facebook group for the coupon to get 20% off digital stamps
10-17 January.

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

Cardz 4 Galz 13 - something new (new digi stamp)
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-13-something-new-and-dt-call.html

Crafting for all Seasons 117 - monochrome
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-117-monochrome.html

Crafty Friends challenge 22 - use something new (new digi)
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-22.html

Crafty Boots - something old something new (new stamp,  paper I have had for a while)
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/something-old-something-new.html

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

Cute Card Thursday 407 - Hey What's New (new digi stamp)
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-407-hey-whats-new.html

In the Pink 85 - anything pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-85-anything-goes.html

Inspiration Destination 67 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/AG-NO-67.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenges 57 - anything goes plus digi
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/challenge-57-anything-goes-digi.html