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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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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Scrappers Delight Facebook progressive challenge - anything goes with the twist shaped card.

Each fortnight on Friday Scrappers Delights gives a free digi stamp to join the Facebook group progressive challenge.  If you enter a project with the free digi you can request the next fortnight's digi for free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

The optional twist for this fortnight's challenge was make a shaped card.  I have made a Easel card.

I have layered Scrappers delight digis Beach Babe 2 and Beach Babe 4 onto background paper from Mo's digital pencil.  Coloured the Beach Babes with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.
Added elements and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

The beach babe and beach boy digital stamps are on special at the moment for $1 each.   I bought mine last year at the full price.
http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=82

 I couldn't scan this one and had to use my camera.  The photo is not very clear.
The sentiment says
Write your worries in the sand
Carve your blessings in stone

I would also like to add this card to the following

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

Inspiration Destination 96 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-96.html

Scrappers Delight blog challenge - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-57-challenge-56-winners.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ttcrd-anything-goes-week-of-july-26-2016.html







Digistamps4Joy being spotlighted on Markers Papers Digis facebook group

Digistamps4Joy being spotlighted on Markers Papers Digis facebook group Hot Hot Summer event
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarkersPapersDigis/

I am a bit late doing my blog post.  The party started at Friday noon EST which was 2 am Saturday here in Sydney.  It is now 12.01 pm.

I am on Digistamps4Joy design team and Margy has given the design team a lovely summer stamp to use JL079 Ice Cream which is at the shop for $1 until 15 August.
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=summer+ice+cream

I have coloured Digistamp4Joy stamp JL079 Ice cream with Prismacolor pencils and layered her onto paper from Imagine That Ice Cream parlour paper set.  Sentiment from Imagine That Ice Cream Sentiments set.

You can use her for the coloring competition on the Markers Papers Digi facebook group.  The colouring competition is open till 8am EST July 30 which is 10 pm on July 30 here in Sydney

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

Country View challenges - have fun with circles (circles in the paper and the ice cream)
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge-have-fun-with-circles.html

Crafting with an Attitude 17 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-17.html

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

Craft Your Passion 322 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-322-always-anything-goes.html

Sweet Stamps - anything goes
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/julys-anything-goes-challenge.html

The Sisters of Craft - anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/sisters-of-craft-july-2016-anything.html







Friday, 29 July 2016

Polkadoodles challenge anything goes

Polkadoodles challenge anything goes
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/week-30-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html


I have used paper and precoloured digi stamps and sentiment from Polkadoodles Starfish and Sandcastles CD

My second grand daughter is not well so I have been mailing a card to her each day to help brighten her days.

I would also like to add this card to
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/


Digi Choosday challenge - anything goes

Digi Choosday challenge anything goes
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/wk-30-anything-goes-crafting-challenge.html


I have used paper, precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Polkadoodles Winnie in Wonderland CD.

I would also like to add this card to the following

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

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/a-mid-summer-challenge-with-polkadoodles.html


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 94

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch 94
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/sweet-sketch-wednesday-2-with-sami.html
I have used paper from Lozzy's flower fun paper set
Precoloured Digistamps4Joy digi stamp JL684 Bo Bubble (it is only available now as a black & white digi for you to colour)
Flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

This is the sketch


I also followed the mood board from Scrapbook Boutique so I will add my card to that challenge
I have used the pink and blue colours, the flowers, the bubbles and the sentiment
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/welcome-to-our-july-2016-challenge-blog.html

 

I would also like to join the challenge at
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Sweet Escape Digis facebook group challenge

Let's celebrate challenge at Sweet Escape Digis facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609782292603897/

I just found this facebook group from the Kit and Clowder party this week. Though I have bought digital stamps from them before.


I have layered Sweet Escape digi stamp Cake Time onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Candles and cake set.  Added sentiment and balloons from the same set.
Coloured stamp with Prismacolor pencils.

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

Artistic Inspirations 161 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-161.html

Craft your passion 322 - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-322-always-anything-goes.html

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

Inspiration Destination 96 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-96.html

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ttcrd-anything-goes-week-of-july-26-2016.html


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Dragons Lair Sunday Showcase

Every Sunday Janette from Dragons Lair Designs kindly gives us a free set to use in the challenge
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/janettes-sunday-showcase-including_24.html


I have used part of the free Dear Dad set and also bought the Dear Dad mini set to go with it.

Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here -

 Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to visit -


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Gecko Galz inspiration cards and free stamp

My turn to post a reminder for this month's challenge - Sun, moon and stars
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/gecko-galz-july-customer-challenge-moon.html

There are sample cards posted by different members of the design team every few days plus a free digi stamp for you to download.

These are some cards I made using Gecko Galz products

 Card 1:  Paper from Winter wonderland paper set.  Precoloured image from Sun Moon Stars collage set.  Sentiment from Scripted collage set.  Swirls and stars from Dragons Lair.
 
Card 2:  Paper from Papillion paper pack,  Precoloured image from Pretty in Pink Jewel it collage set
Sentiment from Scripted collage set,   Extra purple butterfly, ribbon and flowers from Dragons Lair

Card 3:   Paper from Graphical paper pack.  Image from Sea side Snapshot collage set.  Sentiment from Scripted collage set.

Here is the free digi stamp for you to download   Remember do not share this with anyone but direct them to the Gecko Galz blog for them to download 


I hope you will go over and join in the challenge.   You have until 11.55 pm Eastern Time on 29 June.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree

We also invite you to join the Gecko Galz facebook group

I would like to add to the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations challenge 161 - anything goes

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


Christmas card club - traditional colours

It was Christine's turn to pick the theme this fortnight and she has picked traditional colours


I have used paper, precoloured image and sentiment from Imagine That Christmas baking Chloe set
Breads, brads and holly from Dragons Lair Christmas morn page kit

If you would like to see the work of the rest of the Christmas club their blogs are listed down the lefst side of my blog.

I have made this a different shaped card so I can also enter it into

Imagine That Creative Playground challenge 6 - fancy folds
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/creative-playground-challenge-6-fancy.html

I would also like to enter into

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 291 - use a sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/chnc-challenge-291-use-sentiment.html

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

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



New Release at Digistamps4Joy

It is new release Sunday at Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
This fortnight Margy is re releasing some of Jen's older stamps


I haved layed Digistamps4Joy digi stamp JL101 Lilie for you onto paper from Lozzy's Mixed media paper set and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.  Added strip of paper from Lozzy's flower fun paper set.    Added butterfly.

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

Also don't forget to join in the July challenge - anything goes with the optional use dies and/or punches

We also invite you to join the facebook group


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

Crafts Galore challenge 31 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/dt-call-and-create-your-own-sunshine.html

Crafty Girlz challenges - anything goes just for fun
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge.html

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

Inspiration Destination 95 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-95.html

My Crafting Stories 7 - birthdays
http://mycraftingstories.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-7-birthday.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 70 - anything goes
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-70-anything-goes.html

Sweet Stamps blog - July anything goes challenge
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/julys-anything-goes-challenge.html


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Fun-Day Friday 148 - Colour challenge: Coral, Tan and Aqua

I don't know what happened to my scheduled post.  I just found it had disappeared.
The challenge at Fun-Day Friday No 148 is a colour challenge - Coral, Tan and Aqua
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ffc-148-color-challenge-use-colors.html
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Scrappers Delights
http://www.scrappersdelights.com/

I looked up Coral on google and found there are different shades of orangy or pink
I have used pink coral.
I used papers from Scrappers Delight Love and Friendship paper set and birthday surprise paper set
Fairy, flowers and coral pink & Aqua butterflies from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 161 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-161.html

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Scrappers Delight challenge 57 - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-57-challenge-56-winners.html


Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 62 - anything goes

Crafting with Dragonflies challenge 62 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


Have used background paper from Dragons Lair fairies page kit.   Elements from the fairies set and Artistic Impressions page kit.  Sentiment from Gingers House blog.

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

I have used the card sketch from Scrapping Everyday miracles


I would like to add my card to the following:

Scrapping Everyday challenges July card sketch challenge
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenges.html

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

Crafting from the Heart 121 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-121.html

Creatalicious Challenge 95 - anything goes with the option add flowers
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-95-anything-goes-with.html


Friday, 22 July 2016

Art by Miran challenge 63 - anything goes

Art by Miran challenge 63 - anything goes
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-63-anything-goes.html


I have layered Art by Miran digi stamp 306 Pencil Penny onto pencil paper from Create with TLC and coloured her with different shades of purple Prismacolor pencils and gel pen.

I sent this card this morning to my second grand daughter who is not well at the moment.  She is a wonderful drawer.  I can't draw so I love using stamps.

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

Artistic Inspirations 161 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-161.html- amn

Crafting from the Heart 121 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-121.html

Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Double D Challenges - shades of purple
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/shades-of-purple.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 70 - anything goes
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-70-anything-goes.html

Through the Craftroom door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ttcrd-challenge-july-19.html

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge ribbon and rick rack

Another challenge on the Gecko Galz facebook group is ribbon and rick rack
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


I have used paper from Gecko Galz butterfly garden paper set
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Pretty in pink collage sheets
Sentiment from Scripted collage sheets
Banner, Ribbon, Rick rack and confetti from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Candles and Cake set

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

Artistic Inspirations 161 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-161.html

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

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Gecko Galz facebook group challenge - make it Polka dot

One of the challenges this month on the Gecko Galz facebook group challenge is make it polka dot
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/


I have used papers from Gecko Galz Hello Gorgeous paper set and Wonderland paper set.  Precoloured image from Birthday Bash digital collage set.  Sentiment balloons and candles from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

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

Artistic Inspirations challenge 161 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-161.html

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

Scrapping 4 Fun challenge 69 - birthday
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-69-birthday.html


Show us your pussies challenge 8 - floral kitties

Show us your pussies challenge 8 - floral kitties
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-8.html

and Ike has given us a lovely free digi stamp to use - thank you Ike

I have coloured the digi stamp with chalks and prismacolor pencils and layered it onto paper from Lozzy's Flower Fun set.
Added flowers and brads.
I have used my new watermark that I purchased from Miss Daisy Stamps
There are 11 different ones to choose from.

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

Crafting from the Heart 121 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-121.html

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

Creatalicious challenge 95 - anything goes with the option add flowers
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-95-anything-goes-with.html

Double D Challenge - shades of purple
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/shades-of-purple.html

Inspiration Destination 95 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-95.html

Let's Craft and Create challenge 115 - four legged friends
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-115-four-legged-friends-05th.html



Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dragons Lair Sunday Showcase

Each Sunday Janette kindly gives a Dragons Lair freebie to join the Sunday Showcase challenge and you can also buy the set that goes with it.
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/janettes-sunday-showcase-including_17.html

This week's freebie is part of the Pastel Swirls set.  I have also bought the pastel swirls set and used parts of both on my scrapbook page I made showing some of my second grandaughter's drawings that she has done this month.  She does drawings to give to her friends.




Buy your Dragons Lair Designs digital downloads here -

 Other Dragons Lair Designs sites you might like to visit -



Monday, 18 July 2016

Ooh-la-la challenge - add texture

This is my second Guest designer card for July or Ooh-la-la challenge.  The theme this fortnight is add texture
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/



I wiped blue distress ink over my craft mat and swirled white card into it   I then painted over it with Purple Iridescent Creative medium.
Added torn piece of paper from Ooh-la-la Shawn Jenkins collection.
When all was dry I embossed with Cuttlebug Birds and swirls embossing folder.
Printed precoloured image from Shawn Jenkins collection, cut out and layered on top.
Added white gesso, rick rack ribbon, flowers and brads and bird brad.
Layered all onto blue card.

Thank you so much to Pauline for having me as guest designer for July. 

I would like to add this to the following:

Country View challenges - have fun with circles

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude 17 - anything goes

Craft Rocket challenge 19 - anything goes

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

Creative Artiste Mixed Media 16 - anything goes


Elisabeth Bells World challenge - a holiday creation

Elisabeth Bells World challenge - a holiday creation
http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/ebworld-junejuly-2016-challenge-holiday.html
I have made a Christmas card

I have layered the lovely Elisabeth Bell's stamp Pepper with gift onto paper from A Bit More Time to Craft Merry Christmas paper set.  Coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.
Typed the sentiment.

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

Aloha Friday challenges 76 - Christmas
http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/aloha-friday-challenge-76-christmas-in.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge - Cute or anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/chnc-challenge-290-cute-or-anything.html

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

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

Inspiration Destination 94 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-94.html

Penny's Paper-crafty challenge 286 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/sorry-todays-challenge-post-has-been.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything goes
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Winners of the Digistamps4Joy blog hop

Hi everyone,  Thank you to all those who left comments on my card for Digistamps4Joy blog hop

The winner of the digi stamp I used on my card is Faith-Daffodil Cards

Faith I have emailed the stamp to you.


 The following are the other winners for each of the individual blogs. You should also check at the main blog to see if you were one of the top winners! Go to: http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/
Winners List
http://carla-writes.blogspot.nl/ -------Veronique Baadjou
http://karinsartscrap.blogspot.nl/ --------Jennifer Bradley
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.nl/... -------- Olga Fink 

Wonderful to see all your comments, I hope to see you again in the future!







Scrappers Delight Facebook Group Friday freebie progressive challenge

Each fortnight on Friday Scrappers Delight kindly gives a free digi stamp to the members of the Scrappers Delight facebook group.
If you make a project with the stamp and join in the progressive challenge you can request the next months for  free
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

 This fortnight we also had colours to choose from.   (I don't know why my scanner always shows purple as blue.)

I have used the Friday Freebie digi stamp Santa Little Helper and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and gel pens.
Scrappers Delight Christmas tree
Sentiment and frame from Scrappers Delight Christmas Background toppers 2

I would like to add this card to the following

ABC Christmas challenge - N is for No rules

Crafters Cafe 153 - CAS

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 290 - cute or anything Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything goes






A Day for Daisies challenge 152 - Case a DT card

A Day for Daisies 152 - case a DT card
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/adfd-showcase-time-fairies-challenge.html

Some lovely new fairy stamps at A Day for Daisies.  I love fairies and had to buy one.  I was lucky the one I picked was on special

I have used paper from A Bit More Time to Craft Mixed media paper set.
Hand drawn wreath frame from Pininkie
A Day for Daisies stamp Fancy Hair Fairy
Added three pink rhinestone flowers.
I don't know why my scanner doesn't scan the colours correctly.  The part showing blue on her dress is really purple and the part showing mauve is really pink.  The frame is really pink.

This is the design team card I cased


A Day for Daisies also gave a lovely free stamp to use if you don't have any A Day for Daises stamp

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

Allsorts 372 - frame it
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/week-372-frame-it.html

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

Pennys Paper-Crafty challenge 286 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/sorry-todays-challenge-post-has-been.html

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ttcrd-challenge-for-july-12-18.html



Blog Post for Digi Stamps 4 Joy blog hop

If you are following the blog hop for Digi Stamps 4 Joy go to
http://granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/digistamps4joy-blog-hop-7-july-14-july.html

I will leave this post at the top of my blog until 14 July

The Glory of Christmas 89 - Just punched or die cut nothing stamped

The Glory of Christmas 89 - Just punched or die cut nothing stamped
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed green card with a Stampin Up embossing folder.
Added gold thread down the side and ornaments punched with Stampin Up punch from Christmas basics paper pad
Circle punched with Stampin Up punch from Christmas basics paper pad.
Christmas tree punched with an Emagination punch from green card.
Star punched with Stampin Up punch from yellow paper
Sentiment punched with Stampin Up punch from Christmas basics paper pad

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - N is for No rules
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/n-is-for-no-rules.html

Aloha Friday Challenge 76 - Christmas in July
http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/aloha-friday-challenge-76-christmas-in.html

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/christmas-in-july.html

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

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Dragon's Lair Sunday Showcase

Each Sunday Janette kindly gives us a free set to use for the Sunday Showcase challenge
http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/janettes-sunday-showcase-including_10.html

This week's free set was Girlz world and I also bought the Girlz World set to go with it.
If you miss out getting the freebie today you will be able to buy it later.

I have used 2 papers and elements from both sets.

There will be a new freebie tomorrow (Sunday)

Don't forget to join in the July challenge It's a zoo out there on the challenge blog
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge-in-dragons-lair.html

Also go over and join the facebook group for more freebies and challenges
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/


Outlawz freebie progressive challenge July

Each month a different artist gives a free digi stamp to use in the Outlawz Progressive freebie challenge.  If you make a card and join in the challenge you receive the next month's free
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-july-1st
If you haven't already joined in you can register and send an email request for this month's digi, make a card for the challenge and then you will receive next month's free

This month's image was drawn by Laurian

I have made a very simple card.  Printed image onto white card, added frame and birds from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Coloured image with chalks, and markers.

I would like to join the following challenge:

Crafters Cafe challenge 153 - CAS
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/153-cas-15-july-2016.html

Inspiration Destination 94 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-94.html

Inkspirational 113 - photo inspiration
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-113-photo-inkspiration.html




Gerda Steiner July challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner gives a free digi stamp to join the challenge.  If you make a card and join the challenge you receive next month's free
http://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/julys-challenge-mermaid

I have layered Gerda Steiner digi 501 mermaid onto paper from Gecko Galz By the Shore paper pack, added sentiment from Gingers House blog.
Coloured digi with Prismacolor pencils

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

Craft for the Craic - summer breeze
http://craftforthecraic.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge-summer-breeze.html

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

Gecko Galz Facebook group challenge - dreams of the beach
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/



Friday, 15 July 2016

Feeling Sketchy 149

Feeling Sketchy 149
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/


I have used paper and elements from Dragon's Lair Designs Earth Tones mini kit and A taste of summer kit.  Sentiment from Gingers House blog

I would like to enter this card into the following

Dragons Lair facebook group Head to Head challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/




A Bit More Time to Craft 24 -anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 24 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


I used 3 papers from Lozzy's Merry Christmas paper pack
Precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Imagine That Angel Harpist set

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 160 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-160.html

Christmas Cards all Year Round - anything goes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge - purple (a little or a lot)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/chnc-challenge-289-colour-purple.html

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

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

Imagine That Customer gallery
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/customer-gallery.html

Imagine That facebook challenge - freebie Angel Harpist
You can get the black and white image of Angel Harpist free during July on the Imagine That facebook group to join in the challenge there
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/




12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge - anything goes/optional twist Christmas blooms - midway post

12 months of Christmas cards link up challenge - anything goes/optional twist Christmas Blooms
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/
This is my card for the midway post
Our wonderful sponsor this month is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More who has given us some lovely stamps to use.

I have layered Robyn's Fetish digi stamp Prissy Poinsetta onto paper from Lisa's Christmas Blooms paper set, added elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio. Coloured digi stamp with Prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pens.
Everyone who enters 2 cards into the challenge will receive one paper from this set.


If you follow the optional theme you have a chance to win the prize of 3 digis from the sponsor


I hope you will go over to the 12 months of Christmas and see the lovey work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I woud like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 160 - anything goes
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-160.html

Christmas cards all year round - anything goes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/july-challenge.html

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/christmas-in-july.html

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern papaer challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Art by Miran blog challenge - anything goes

Art by Miran blog challenge - anything goes
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-62-anything-goes.html

I  have layered Art by Miran digi stamp 172 Pansie onto paper from Dragons Lair Pansy page kit
Added sentiment from Gingers House blog.   Coloured stamp with Prismacolor pencils.

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

Crafts Galore 31 - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/dt-call-and-create-your-own-sunshine.html

Craft Rocket challenge 19 - anything goes
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/challenge-19-anything-goes.html

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

Inspiration Destination 94 - anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/AG-NO-94.html

Pennys Paper-Crafty 286n - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/sorry-todays-challenge-post-has-been.html

Through the craftroom door - anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/ttcrd-challenge-for-july-12-18.html

Catch the Bug Christmas in July day 2 - sketch challenge

Catch the Bug Christmas in July day 2 - sketch challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/christmas-in-july-day-2-sketch-challenge.html

This is the sketch

This is my card
I have used paper from Bugaboo papers frosty
Scalloped frame and round frame from Pininkie
Bugaboo precoloured digi stamp Christmas Hedgie
Ribbon from Dragons Lair

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthy Christmas card challenge - anything goes

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