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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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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Paper Play Sketches 47

I needed a birthday card with a bear to send to a Bear Lover friend in the USA today so I have followed sketch 47 at Paper Play Sketches

I have used 3 papers from We are 3 Fairy Mail paper collection
Bugaboo precoloured digi stamp Teddy Top Hat. (This set comes with the coloured digi and a black and white digi for you to colour)
World brad and balloons from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

This is the Paper Play Sketch 47

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

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes

Crafting with Friends 48 - anything goes

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


Monday, 24 July 2017

Gecko Galz inspiration post and challenge reminder

It is my turn to do an inspiration post and reminder for Gecko Galz challenge
In a Mermaid Garden
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-customer-challenge-in-mermaid.html



For all three cards I have used precoloured images from Gecko Galz Tiny mermaids collage sheet.  I received this collage sheet free when I placed an order with Gecko Galz.  At the moment every time you order from Gecko Galz you receive a free collage sheet.
Sentiments are from Miss Daisy Mermaid sayings
Paper on card 1 is from We are 3 Exotic Seaside paper collection and elements are from Digital Scrapbooking studio.
Paper and elements on cards 2 and 3 are from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over to Gecko Galz and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my cards to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes

Come and Get it - summer time

Craftaholics are us 28 - beach

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

Creatalicious 119 - anything goes with the option of summer

Eclectic Ellapu - seaside or summer colours

Fab n Funky challenge 360 - use pattern paper

In the Pink 123 - Fantasy

The Sketchy challenges 124 - beach

We are 3 Facebook group freebie challenge

Bonnie has kindly given a free paper with sentiment on the We are 3 Facebook group to join in the challenge.


I have layered the free watercolor batik paper and sentiment onto paper from We are 3 Dragonflies in Flight paper collection.
Added Miss Daisy precoloured digi stamp Maggie and dragonfly from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio
https://stampingstudio.ca/product-category/we-are-3-shop/

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group


I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 184 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-184.html

Come and Get it - summertime
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/summertime.html

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

Glitter n Sparkle 249 - summer sunshine
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-249.html

Cupcake Inspirations 415 - in the garden
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/cic415-cupcake-inspirations.html

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Christmas card club - Jingle Bells

It is Margaret's turn today to pick the theme for the Christmas card club and she has picked Jingle Bells

I have used papers from We are 3 Color me Christmas and We are 3 Storybook Christmas paper collections
Precoloured digi stamp from We are 3 Jingle collection
Christmas bells sentiment from We are 3 Seasonal Wishes sentiments
Bells from Google.

If you would like to see the cards by the other members of the Christmas Card Club their blogs are listed down the left side of my blog.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Cardz4galz 52 - Christmas or winter
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-52-christmas-or-winter.html

Christmas cards all year round - anything goes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html

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

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

Fab n Funky 360 - use patterned paper
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-360-use-patterned-paper.html

Kerst Christmas challenge 7 - anything goes/use snow or snowflakes (snowflakes on the papers)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060810930603477/

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-anything-christmas-goes.html

The Merry Christmas challenge 26 - pattern paper
http://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-26-pattern-paper.html


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Facebook freebie progressive challenge 17

Each fortnight Sasayaki Glitter gives a free digi stamp to join the facebook group challenge.  If you make a project for the challenge you can request the next free digi.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1725571720999725/

If you haven't already joined in or if you missed the last challenge like I did you can buy the current digi for $1
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/543317955/baby-girl-and-bunny-sasayaki-glitter?ref=shop_home_active_7

I have used the Sasayaki Glitter stamp Baby girl and bunny and coloured her with markers.
Paper from We are 3 Happy birthday paper (unfortunately my printer didn't print this the correct colour)
Punched border from Scrap Graphics
Ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking studio

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-251-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the Heart 168 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-168.html

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

Fab n Funky 360 - use pattern paper
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-360-use-patterned-paper.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 62 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Quick birthday card


A quick birthday card using We are 3 Happy birthday card kit and Music Notes sentiments
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/542282749/we-are-3-digital-paper-happy-birthday?ref=shop_home_feat_3
Layered digi stamp Dino with balloons from the Playful Dino set from Stamping Studio onto the card, printed and coloured Dino with markers.

You can buy the We are 3 papers, sentiments and digi stamps at
We are 3 Etsy shop

or at the Stamping Studio
https://stampingstudio.ca/product-category/we-are-3-shop/

We invite you to join the
We are 3 Facebook group

and the Stamping Studio facebook group


I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 251 - anything goes

CCC Digi Creations - 77 - anything goes

Crafting from the Heart 168 - anything goes

Love to Craft 12 - anything goes

Penny's Paper Crafty 378 - anything goes


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 117

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 117
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Smith York Laser Art who has given us lots of shapes to use.

I have used most of the papers from We are 3 Fairy Mail paper collection
and Nautical paper collection
Ship from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Added three small star shapes received from Smith York Laser Art

I hope you will go over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 183 - summer
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

CCC Digi Creations 77 - anything goes
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-77-anything-goes.html

Come and Get It - use 2 or more designer papers
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/use-2-or-more-designer-papers.html

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

Eclectic Ellapu July challenge - seaside or summer colours
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge.html

Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday challenge 99 - colour challenge (use at least 2)
(I have used blue and sand colours)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Imagine That Creative Link Up for July - anything (crafty) goes

I have been joining the Imagine That challenges since Number 1 in 2013.
The challenges have changed over the years but are still going.

July challenge is anything (crafty) goes
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/creative-link-up-for-july-anything.html

If you join the challenge using a digi from Imagine That as the main focus you will receive this month's lovely set Baby Mermaid

I have used waves paper from Imagine that Beach Combing papers
Precoloured mermaid digi stamp and sentiment from Imagine That Mermaid Swimming
Precoloured Dolphin, fish and seaweed from Imagine That Under the sea

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

Artistic Inspirations 183 - anything goes with optional twist summer
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

Crafting from the Heart 168 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-168.html

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

Creatalicious 119 - anything goes with the option of summer
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-119-anything-goes-with.html

Eclectic Ellapu - seaside or summer colours
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge.html

Sunny Day Crafting 438 - B is for beach
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-43-b-is-for-beach.html

Monday, 17 July 2017

Scrappers Delight facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Scrappers Delight facebook group progressive freebie challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

Each month Scrappers Delight gives a free image to the facebook group to join in the challenge.  If you make a project and enter the challenge you can request the next month's for free.

I have layered the Scrappers Delight digi stamp Jungle Palms onto two papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  Added sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Added precoloured images from Scrappers Delight Manga Beach digi 1 and Manga Beach digi 3
Coloured the palm trees with Copic markers.

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

Artistic Inspirations 183 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

Cards und more - girls just want to have fun
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-188-girls-just-want-to-have.html

Come and Get it - use 2 or more designer papers
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/use-2-or-more-designer-papers.html

Craftaholics are us 27 - summer days
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-27-summer.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 62 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html

Penny' Paper Crafty 337 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-337.html

Sunny Day Crafting 43 - B is for beach
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-43-b-is-for-beach.html

The Sketchy challenge 124 - beach
http://thesketchychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/the-sketchy-challenges-124-team-b-theme_15.html#.WWyVsxV97X4

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Gerda Steiner July progressive freebie challenge - strawberry mouse

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives us a free didi stamp to join in the progressive freebie challenge
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/julys-challenge-strawberry-mouse
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's digi and make a project and join the challenge and you will receive next month's digi free
You can buy Strawberry Mouse here


I layered Gerda Steiner digi stamp Strawberry Mouse onto two papers from We are 3 Strawberry jam paper collection, added strawberry border from Daydream designs.  Coloured digi stamp with markers.

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

Come and Get it - use 2 or more designer papers
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/use-2-or-more-designer-papers.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 62 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html

Penny's Paper-Crafty 337 - anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

12 months of Christmas July midway post - Anything goes with the option Oh Deer

12 Months of Christmas July challenge anything goes with the option Oh Deer
and our extra sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps
https://bugaboostamps.com/

I have used Bugaboo digi stamp Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette
Papers from Lisa's Deer Oh Deer paper set
Sentiment from Create with TLC







Everyone who enters two Christmas cards will receive on of Lisa's papers from the Deer Oh Deer paper set and one winner will receive the whole set.

I you use the optional theme and put FT after your name you will go into the draw to win the sponsor's prize.

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 my card to the following:

Anything goes with Create with TLC challenge 12
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no12.html

Christmas cards all year round July challenge - anything goes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html

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

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

Dragonfly Journeys 96 - Christmas in July
http://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-no-96-christmas-in-

Retart 101 - anything goes or Christmas in July
http://stampartpapel.com/retarte-101-anything-goes/

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge 10 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-10-anything-christmas-goes.html

Saturday, 15 July 2017

A Bit More Time to Craft 48 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 48 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

I have used Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL862c Butterfly dreams
(you can also buy this stamp as a black and white digi for you to colour)
Papers from Lozzy's Flight paper set
Flowers, gems, ribbons, brad and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Wish on a Wing collection.

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.  You could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

Don't forget to also join the mixed media challenge at More Mixed Media - anything goes with the option of pastel.
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/more-mixed-media-challenge-anything.html

Lozzy is starting a new anything goes challenge on 1 August which we hope you will also join in
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to add my card to the following:

Alphabet challenge - I for insects
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/i-for-insects.html

Crafting from the Heart 167 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-167.html

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

Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1728 - anything goes
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/pip-challenge-1728.html


Feeling Sketchy 173

Feeling Sketchy 173
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Sheep Ski Designs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheepSkiDesigns

Paper from We are 3
Sheep Ski Designs digi stamp flutterby image No 18 which I coloured with markers and glitter pen.
Flower and bows from Digital Scrapbooking studio,
Stamped sentiment.

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

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

Alphabet challenge - I is for Insects
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/i-for-insects.html

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


Crafting with Dragonflies 85 - vintage/shabby chic card

Crafting with Dragonflies 85 - Vintage/shabby chic card
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered two torn papers and coloured images from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper pad onto pink card.  Cut flowers from paper and added on top.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

613 Avenue Create 199 - anything goes with optional twist monochromatic
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-199-anything-goes-optional.html

Artistic Inspirations 183 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

Crafts Galore encore challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/its-oddball-art-july.html

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

Create and Inspire 64 - anything goes
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-64.html

Creative Ladybirds Creations 28 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-28.html

Daisy Chain 10 - Floral
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-10-floral.html

Paper Minutes 495 - women
https://paperminutes.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/papaerminutes-495-frauenwomen.html


Friday, 14 July 2017

Fun Day Friday 197 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 197 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps
https://bugaboostamps.com/

I have used Bugaboo precoloured digi stamp frpm A Kids View Butterflies set.  With this set you get the precoloured digi stamp and a black and white digi for you to colour.
I have used papers from We are 3 Nature Blends, Dragonflies in flight, and summer butterflies.
Sentiment from Miss Daisy Butterfly Sayings 3
Heart punch strip from Scrap Graphics.  Extra butterflies from Dragons Lair.


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

I followed the Stella Says Sketch 512 at Catch the bug blog so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Stella%20Says%20Sketch



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

Alphabet challenge - I for insects
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/i-for-insects.html

Artistic Inspirations 183 - anything goes with the optional twist summer colours
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

Craftaholics are Us 27 - summer
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-27-summer.html

Crafting from the Heart 167 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-167.html

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

Cutie Pie challenge 113 - here come the girls
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-no-113-here-come-girls.html

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Not Just Cards July challenge - anything goes

Not Just Cards (cards also welcome) July challenge - anything goes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this month is Aurella 27 the Fantasy art of Nikki Burnett
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/aurella27

 I have used a precoloured image from Nicky Burnett's collage sheet No 6.
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs Steampunk papers.
Clip art from Julia Spiri Steampunk clip art set.
Typed sentiment which I copied from Chrissie's blog.

I hope you will go over to Not Just Cards and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add this journal page to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 183 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

Cards und more 188 - girls just want to have fun
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-188-girls-just-want-to-have.html

Crafts Galore Encore July challenge - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/its-oddball-art-july.html

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

Papercraft Happy 2 - anything goes with a girl stamp or digi stamp
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-2-anything-goes-girl/

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Seaside Photo Page

Bonnie has created Seaside photo page with We are 3 papers that you can use for a quick page and just add your photos.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/541596195/we-are-3-digital-paper-seaside-collage?ref=shop_home_active_1

When you purchase this DIGITAL paper pack, you will receive:
3 Design Sheets, 6″ x 6″ each;
*One paper has digital photo frames where you can add photos by "pasting into" the squares.
High Quality 300 DPI jpeg files
1 Digital Sentiment - PNG
1 Digital Element - Postcard

I have used the page with the sentiment and without the photo frames and have added photos of my eldest grand daughter when she was age 5 and was a mermaid in her dance concert.  (She is 23 now)

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I would like to add this photo page to the following:

A perfect time to craft Open challenge blog - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/1st-july-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Artistic Inspirations 183 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-183.html

Crafty Calendar July challenge - anything goes
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html

Crafty Gals Corner 130 - anything goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-130-anything-goes-blog-hop.html

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

Simply Papercraft 48 - anything goes
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-48.html

Word Art Wednesday 290-291 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment (mermaid sentiment)
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-weeks-290-291-anything-goes.html




Mad for Markers Facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Each month Sammi kindly gives a free digi stamp to join the challenge at the Mad for Markers facebook group.
If you make a card with the digi and join the challenge you will receive the next month's digi free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/


I have painted white card with twinkling H2Os.  Added punched leaves, flowers and rhinestones.  Added fence sticker.  Printed Mad for Markers digi stamp Emily onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered on top.  Printed sentiment from Daydream designs, cut out and layered on top.

I would like to add my card to the following:

Aussie Digital Artists open challenge 6 - anything goes

Daisy Chain challenge 10 - floral

Emerald City Crafts 1 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 61 - anything goes

Love to Craft 12 - anything goes

Love to Scrap 99 - anything goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1728 - anything goes



Monday, 10 July 2017

Cute as a Button New Release

New stamps are released at Cute as a Button
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/
and there is a 40% discount code SUMMERFUN40 for July 10-14



I have printed one of the new Cute as a Button digi stamps Beach Camping and coloured with chalks and markers.
Added sentiment, dolphin and shell from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and see the lovely work by the design team with the new stamps and join in the July challenge

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to add my card to the following:

Cards und More 188 - girls just want to have fun
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-188-girls-just-want-to-have.html

Crafting from the Heart 167 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-167.html

Do-al (l) Creative 7 - cool-wet
http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-7-0107-bis-3107-kuhles-nass.html

Eclectic Ellapu July challenge - seaside or summer colours
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge.html

Emerald City Crafts 1 - anything goes
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-1.html

Pammies Inky Pinky 1728 - anything goes
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/pip-challenge-1728.html

Papercraft Happy 2 - anything goes with a girl stamp or digi stamp
http://papercrafthappy.com/challenge-2-anything-goes-girl/

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 336 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-336.html





Sunday, 9 July 2017

New Release digi stamps at Digistamps4Joy

New digi stamps are released today at Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/



I have painted a journal page with acrylic paint.
Painted over music stencil with a mixture of moulding paste and white paint.
Doodled down left side with white paint.
Stamped music and dancers with white brilliance ink.
Printed sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking studio onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Printed the new Digistamps4Joy digi stamp jl864 Ballet Prima Donna onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio, cut out, coloured the stamp with markers and pasted on top.  Added flowers and lace.
Added punched butterflies.
Stamped ballet slippers, cut out and layered on top.

If you go over to the blog you can see some lovely work by the design team with some of the new images.

Don't forget to join the July challenge 138 on the blog - anything goes with the optional twist of special birthday. 

and we also invite you to join the facebook group


I would like to add this journal page to the following:

Altered Eclectics July challenge - anything altered art/mixed media

Classic Design team open challenge 16 - anything goes

Emerald City Crafts challenge 1 - anything goes

Everybody Art challenge - lace or pearls (I have both)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 61 - anything goes

Paper Craft Happy 2 - anything goes with a girl stamp or digi stamp
Rhedds Creative Spirit July challenge - anything altered art/mixed media

The Sketchy challenges - bingo (I have used my favourite colour purple and everything except die cuts and tag)

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Christmas Card Club - A Christmas/snowy scene

It was Shaz's turn to pick the theme this fortnight for the Christmas Card club and she has picked A Christmas/snowy scene.

I have used paper and sentiment from Create with TLC 2013 Christmas bundle.
Santa & sleigh was a freebie on the Create with TLC blog some time ago.

If you would like to see the cards by the other members of the Christmas Card club later today, their blogs are listed down the left side of my blog.

I would like to add this card into the following:

Anything goes with Create with TLC element challenge 12
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no12.html

A Snowflakes Promise 41 - anything goes
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-41.html

Christmas Cards all Year Round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 341 - anything Christmas with the optional theme snowflakes.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/chnc-challenge-341.html

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

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

Dragonfly Journeys 96 - Christmas in July
http://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-no-96-christmas-in-july.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-anything-christmas.html

The Holly and the Ivy 9 - anything Christmas
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-9-anything-christmas-goes.html


Friday, 7 July 2017

Cute as a button inspiration post

It is my turn to do an inspiration post for Cute as a button
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/


I printed out Cute as a Button digi stamp and sentiment IMG00277 Wait upon the Lord onto white card.  Coloured angel with markers and glitter pen and background with acrylic paint.  Painted star stencil with a mixture of moulding paste and white paint.
Added some dots with the white paint.
Added glitter washi tape to bottom.
Layered onto page in journal.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and join in the July challenge.

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 


Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 July and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.

I would like to add this journal page to the following:

Altered Eclectics July challenge - anything altered art/mixed media

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 61 - anything goes

Mixed Media World 26 - anything mixed media

Paper Craft Happy 2 - anything goes with a girl stamp or digi stamp

Rhedds Creative Spirit July challenge - anything altered art/mixed media


Creative Fingers 134 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 134 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Rick St Dennis
https://www.zibbet.com/rick1949


I have used Rick St Dennis digi stamp Pikaki Sprite and coloured her with markers and gel pen.  (The gel pen hasn't scanned very well.   The necklace is a bright pink.)
Paper from We Are 3 Exotic Seaside paper collection
Sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 166 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-166.html

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

Eclectic Ellapu - Seaside or summer colours
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge.html

Pammies Inky Pinkie 1727 - anything goes
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/pip-challenge-1727.html




Wednesday, 5 July 2017

More Mixed Media July challenge - pastel colours

More Mixed Media July challenge - pastel colours
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Painted both journal pages with gesso and then with pink paint.
Painted stencil on each page with moulding paste.
Added paper lace to left page.
Stamped around edges of both pages.
Stamped flowers and hearts on both pages.
Stamped extraordinary, beautiful and special on right side
(stamping doesn't show up in the scan)
Added picture drawn by my second grand daughter onto left page.
Printed sentiment, cut out and layered onto left page.
(copied sentiment from Grandma Bonnie's card)
Added flowers to left page
Added flowers and photo of my grand daughter to right page.
Added bookmark from Digistamps4Joy MP453 Powerful Women bookmark set which I coloured with markers.
Added butterfly lace across bottom of both pages.

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

I would  like to add my journal page to the following:

Altered Eclectics - anything mixed media
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/july-challenge.html

Create and Makes 13 - anything goes optional create a sentiment
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-13-anything-goes-optional.html

Mixed Media World 26 - anything mixed media
http://mixedmediaworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/mmw26-anything-mixed-media-goes.html

Rhedds Creative Spirit July challenge - altered art/mixed media
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/julys-challenge.html


Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 116

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 116
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo Stamps
https://bugaboostamps.com/


I have used papers from We are 3 Fairy Mail papers collection.
Bugaboo precoloured digi stamp A Kids View Barbeque
Hamburger from Imagine That Summer Barbeque set.
Typed Happy Birthday in word art.

I hope you will go over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

This is the sketch

I would like to add my card to the following:

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

Crafting Circle Bugaboo challenge No 6
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?p=12812

Crafty Girlz challenge - anything goes with the option make it masculine
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge.html

Crafty Friends 61 - man/boy
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-61-and-winners-of-challenge-60.html