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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Gecko Galz inspiration post and challenge reminder

My Inspiration post for Gecko Galz

and reminder to join the April challenge - Alice's tea party



For both cards I used paper from Gecko Galz Wonderland paper set
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz Ask Alice collage set
Extra elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Tea with Alice bundle.

We also invite you to join the facebook group challenges

If you sign up for the newsletter on the side bar of the blog you can request the free collage sheet each month

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work every few days by the design team and to also pick up the free digi stamp.  This year the free stamp will only be on the Gecko Galz blog and not on our personal blogs.

I would like to add these cards to the following:

613 Avenue Create 196 - anything goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge196-april-2017-anything-goes.html

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

Show us your Pussies cats only challenge 17 - furrything goes.
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-17.html


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies 79 - show me a dragonfly

Challenge 79 at Crafting with Dragonflies this month is show me a dragonfly
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/

I have used paper from We are 3 digital paper Dragonflies in flight collection.
Extra dragonflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Sentiment from Miss Daisy Beautiful Day Sayings set
Precoloured digi stamp from Whoopsi Daisy Cute Daisy May CD

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

I would like to add my card to the following:

613 Avenue Create 196 - anything goes with optional twist anything spring

Crafting from the Heart 155 - anything goes

Crafty Creations 339 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/339-anything-goes.html

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

Word Art Wednesday 2278-279 - anything family friendly using an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-278-279-anything-goes.html

Fun Day Friday 185 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 185 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and one of our sponsors this week is Di's Digis
http://www.disdigistamps.com/

I have layered Di's Digi precoloured Sending Ted's Love onto papers from We are 3 Back to Basics and We are 3 Nature Blends
(You can also buy this stamp as a black and white digi for you to colour)
Added sentiment.

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 would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Creations 339 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/339-anything-goes.html

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

The Crafty Addicts 35 - add a sentiment


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sasayaki Glitter facebook group progressive freebie challenge No 11

Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps kindly gives a free digi stamp to join the challenge on the facebook group.  If you make a project and join the challenge you will receive the next free digi stamp.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1725571720999725/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this fortnights stamp for $1 and join in.

Printed Sasayaki Glitter digi stamp Country girl and coloured her with markers.
Layered onto paper from Digital Scrapbooking Studio - Dance to the music bundle.  Added music from same bundle.
Sentiment, music note and record from Create with TLC.

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

Anything goes with Create with TLC element challenge 9
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no9.html

Crafting by designs - girls or flowers
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/girls-or-flowers.html

Crafting from the Heart 155 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-155-team-b-digi-stamps-4-joy.html

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

Incy Wincy designts - So So Cute
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/so-so-cute.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 56 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-56.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies challenges 1k716 - anything goes
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/pip-challenge-1716.html

Limited Runs facebook progressive freebie challenge 3

Limited Runs facebook progressive freebie challenge 3
https://www.facebook.com/groups/230242700670077/

Each month Limited Runs gives a free digi to use in the challenge.   If you make a project with the image you will receive the next month's free.

If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image for $1 and make a project and then you will receive next month's free.

I have printed Limited Runs digi stamp Elmo with sign onto white card, added sentiment from Create with TLC to the sign and coloured with markers.

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

Addicted to stamps and more 237 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-237-anything-goes.html

Anything Goes with a Create with TLC element
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no9.html

CCEE Stampers 1715 - National humour month (Use funny image or sentiment)
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ccee1715-national-humor-month.html

Crafty Catz weekly challenge 366 - anything goes with optional twist of animals
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/crafty-catz-challenge-366-anything-goes.html

Dragonfly Journeys 90 - Its Hip to be square (anything square)
http://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-no-90-its-hip-to-be-square.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 56 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-56.html



Monday, 17 April 2017

Show us your Pussies challenge 17 - furrything goes with optional twist Easter

Show us your Pussies (cats only) challenge 17 - furrything goes with optional Easter.
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-17.html


My youngest daughter Angela's two youngest daughters Emily 20 and Brianna 8 are drawing together today.   They are drawing pictures to send to me for my birthday in a few days time.  They rang me as Brianna wanted to know what was my favourite animal.  The first thing I thought of was cat.
Emily has done this lovely drawing of a purple and pink cat (my favourite colours) and sent it by facebook.
It is such a love fun drawing I had to make it into a card for the challenge.

I have layered Emily's drawing onto paper from We are 3 Pretty Kitty paper collection and added sentiment from We are 3 Sunshine Sentiments collection.
Added flowers and butterflies from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

613 Avenue Create 196 - anything goes with optional twist anything spring
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge196-april-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafting with an attitude 26 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-26.html

Crafty Catz Weekly challenge 366 - anything goes with optional twist of animals
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/crafty-catz-challenge-366-anything-goes.html

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

The Corrosive Challenge 4 - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/hello-crafters-welcome-to-new-challenge.html

The Crafters Cafe 171 - Easter and/or Spring
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/171-easter-andor-spring.html

Word Art Wednesday 278-279 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-278-279-anything-goes.html


Sunday, 16 April 2017

New Release at Digistamps4Joy - bookmark

This is my second post for the new release at Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

Margy has made two sets of lovely bookmark digi stamps for you to colour.  MP453 Bookmarks Powerful Woman.  MP452 Bookmarks Christian Easter.  Each set has 8 bookmarks.  I have used one from MP453.

I have layered the bookmark onto paper from We are 3 Hearts in Love paper collection, cut out and coloured with markers and glitter pen.  Added white bow.

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 challenge on the blog

and we also invite you to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636935063114458/

New Release day at Digistamps4Joy

Today is New Release day at Digistamps4Joy

I have layered Digistamps4 Joy precoloured digi stamp JL478 Misteri Jumping for Joy onto paper from We are 3 Watercolor paper collection
Sentiment 1 from We are 3 Sentiment Early bird
2nd Sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Yes I am different
(you can also buy this stamp as a black and white digi stamp for you to colour)

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 challenge on the blog

and we also invite you to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636935063114458/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Girls Creations 35 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-35.html

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

The Corrosive Challenge 4 April - anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/hello-crafters-welcome-to-new-challenge.html

Try it on Tuesday - add a quote
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/add-quote-11h-april.html


12 months of Christmas cards Link up 28 midway post - Ghosts of Christmas past

Challenge 28 at 12 months of Christmas cards link up is anything Christmas with the option of Ghosts of Christmas Past
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

and our extra sponsor this month is Luna Girl who has given us some lovely digital collage sheets to use
https://lunagirl.com/
and Lisa has made a special paper set for us to use.

I have layered image from Luna Girl Winter Fun collage set onto paper from Lisa's Vintage Damask paper set
Added Ribbon and flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Added sentiment.


Everyone who enters 2 or more Christmas cards into the challenge will win one of these lovely papers.
If you use the theme on your card (Make sure it has a vintage theme to it) put FT after your name and you will be put 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 this card to the following:

A Snowflakes Promise 39 - anything goes
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-39.html

Cards und More 182 - Monochromehttp://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-182-monochrome.html

Christmas cards all year round - add flowers on holiday project
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-challenge-flowers.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/

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-anything-christmas.html

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Feeling Sketchy 167

Feeling Sketchy 167
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Digistamps4Joy
http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/


I have used papers from Lozzys Love Goes paper set and
We are 3 Romantic Ocean paper collection
Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamps JL580 Ohana Cho and JL835c Head shots bad hair day
Sentiments from Digistamps4Joy

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 this card to the following:

Always Fun challenges 1 - anything goes
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-1.html

A Perfect time to craft open challenge 4 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/1st-april-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Aud Sentiments 177 - use a birthday sentiment or the number 7
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/177-aud-sentiments-7th-birthday-party.html

Cards und More 182 - monochrome
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-182-monochrome.html

Crafting by Designs - girls or flowers
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/girls-or-flowers.html

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

Creatalicious 113 - anthing goes with optional Happy birthday
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-113-anything-goes-with.html



A Bit More Time to Craft 42 - anything goes

A Bit More Time to Craft 42 - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


I have used paper from Lozzy's Star Splash Mixed Media paper set.
Sentiment and fairy silhouette stamp from Create with TLC.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.  You could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.  See under paper pick tab at the top of the blog.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Anything goes with a TLC element No 9
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no9.html

Cards und More 182 - monochrome
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-182-monochrome.html

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

Inky Chicks 81 - use purple
http://inkychicks.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-81-use-purple.html

Fabrika Fantasy Facebook group April challenge - Spring colours

Fabrika Fantasy Facebook group April challenge is Spring colours
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FabrikaFantasy/


I have used papers from We are 3 Spring Brilliance collection and Back to Basics Collection.  Butterfly sentiment which came with Becca's Butterfly from Miss Daisy
Fabrika Fantasy precoloured Digi stamp Mushroom Elf.
(If you buy this stamp you receive the coloured images and black and white images).
Extra flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Fabrika Fantasy has a 12 month Digi club which is very good value.  If you subscribe you received 5 digis by direct download and then within 24 hours a link to download as many images as you want.  Then every month you will receive all the new images.
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/12-month-digi-club-membership.php#.WPHFjkV97X4

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

Crafting from the Heart 154- Anthing goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-154.html

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

Fab n Funky 346 - Fantasy
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-346-fantasy-magical-creatures.html

The Crafters Cafe 171 - Easter and/or Spring
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/171-easter-andor-spring.html

Try it on Tuesdays - add a quote
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/add-quote-11h-april.html

Christmas Card Club 8 - Humourous

I am posting this a day early.
It was Valery's turn to pick the the theme for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and she has chosen humourous.
I hope my card is funny enough


I have used one paper from Lozzy's Christmas paper set and 2 papers from Bugaboo Purple Blue Winter Flowers paper set.Bugaboo digi stamp BugMCC005 Meowy Christmas cats (Bugaboo is in the process of changing to a new shop site so I don't think this stamp is there yet.  There are other cat stamps)

If you would like to see the cards made by the other members of the Christmas Card club, have a look tomorrow night.  Their blogs are listed down the left side of my blog.

I have used the sketch from the Stella Says Sketch challenge 507 so I would like to add this card to that challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Stella%20Says%20Sketch

I rotated the sketch

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

A Snowflakes Promise 39 - anything goes
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-39.html

CCEE Stampers 1715 - National humour month
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ccee1715-national-humor-month.html

Crafting with an Attitude 26 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-26.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas

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




Friday, 14 April 2017

Creative Fingers challenge 128 - anything goes

Creative Fingers challenge 128 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Scrap n' Dipity who has given the design team some lovely dig stamps to use.
http://scrapndipity.com/

I have printed Scrap n' Dipity digi stamp Angel onto white card and coloured with chalk and markers and glitter pen.  Added sentiment from We are 3 Sentiments Early bird

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:

Crafts Galore - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/no-april-fools-here.html

Crafty Girls Creations 35 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-35.html

Creative Ladybirds creations 25 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-25.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Try it on Tuesday - add a quote
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/add-quote-11h-april.html

Alicia Bell Facebook group freebie challenge

Alicia Bel kindly gives a free digi to join the Facebook Group challenge
This month you could choose between food or drink

I have used paper from Imagine That's Gertie Goose Summer papers.
Sentiment and elements from Imagine That's Summer Barbeque set
Alicia Bell digi stamp Burguer which was the freebie for the food group.  If you missed getting it for free it is on special in the shop at the moment.
I have coloured the digi stamp with Markers.

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

Addicted to Stamps and More 237 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-237-anything-goes.html

CCEE Stampers 1715 - National Humour month.  Use funny image or sentiment
http://cceestampers.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ccee1715-national-humor-month.html

Crafting from the Heart 154 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-154.html

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


Outlawz progressive freebie challenge for April

Each month a different designer gives a free digi stamp for us to use in the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-april-2017

If you haven't already joined in you can join the challenge and then send an email requesting the free digi (address on the challenge).  You then make a project with the digi and the next month you will receive the free digi.
This month the image is Hummingbird n Morning Glory flowers created by Mary Smith of Createful Heart Digis.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=hdr_shop_menu


I have used 3 papers from We are 3 Spring Brilliance collection.
The free digi Hummingbird n Morning Glory flowers which I coloured with markers.
Added sentiment and extra flower.

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

Addicted to Stamps 237 - make your mark
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-237-anything-goes.html

Card Mania 91 - April Showers bring May flowers
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/cmc91-april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html

Crafting by Designs - girls or flowers
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/girls-or-flowers.html

Crafty Gals Corner 118 - Pastel colours
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-118-pastel-colours.html

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

Let's Craft and Create 124 - Easter/Spring/April Showers
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-124-easterapril-showersspring.html

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Gerda Steiner progressive freebie challenge - April Pen Pal Bear

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives a free digi stamp to join the challenge
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/aprils-challenge-pen-pal-bear
if you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's digi and join the challenge and then you will receive next month's free digi.

I have layered the free digi Pen Pal Bear onto paper from Sweet Shoppe Designs and coloured him with markers.  Added pencils from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

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

Crafting from the Heart 154 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-154.html

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

Dream Valley challenges 153 - our four legged friends
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-153-our-4-legged-friends.html


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - challenge 110

I am delighted to join the design team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and this is my first card for the design team.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Little Blue Button stamps
http://lbbstamps.com/
I have rotated the sketch and used Little Blue Button Stamp Coloring Sophie which I have coloured with markers.
Layered onto paper from We are 3 Spring Letters paper collection
Added tape and brads from Sweet Shoppe Designs

This is the sketch

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:

Always Fun challenge 1 - anything goes
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-1.html

Crafty Awesomeness challenge April
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?cat=2148

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

Crafts Galore - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/no-april-fools-here.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-time-with-nikki-burnette.html



Scrappers Delight Facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Scrappers Delight Facebook group progressive freebie challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/
Each month Scrappers Delight kindly gives a free digi stamp to join the progressive freebie challenge.  If you make a project with the digi you can request the next month's for free.


I have layered the free digi from the Rainy Days 1 set onto paper from Imagine That Rainy Day fun papers and coloured her with markers.
The sentiments are from the Rainy Days 1 set.
 Added extra puddles and precoloured bird from Imagine That Rainy Day fun.

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

Always Fun Challenges No 1 - anything goes
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-1.html

Card Mania 91 - April showers bring May flowers
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/cmc91-april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html

Crafty Calendar - April showers
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-challenge-april-showers-or-spring.html

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

Creative Knockouts 188 - Outside fun
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/188-outside-fun-dis-digi-stamps.html

Lets Craft and Create 124 - April Showers
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-124-easterapril-showersspring.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Not Just Cards April challenge - Easter

Not Just Cards (but cards also welcome) April challenge - Easter
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is Fabrika Fantasy who has given the design team some lovely digi stamps to use
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/
I didn't have to request one as I have joined the Fabrika Fantasy digi club which is very good value.   When you join you get 5 images by direct download and then 24 hours later you receive a link to download as many images as you want.  Then you will receive all the new images each month.
You can join for 3 months or 12 months.   I originally joined for 3 months but now have upgraded to 12 months.
Details of the 12 month digi club is here

I have made a journal page
I have used Fabrika Fantasy precoloured digi Easter Bunny (when you purchase this digi you receive the coloured one and the black and white one)
Paper from We are 3 Watercolour paper collection.
Easter egg story from the internet.

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

Artistic Inspirations 176 - anything goes/Easter theme optional
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-176.html

ccc digi creations - include an animal (Easter bunny)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-70-include-animal.html

Craftaholics R Us - Easter
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-easter.html

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

Cutie Pie challenge 110 - bunnies and chicks
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-no-110-bunnies-chicks_10.html

Let's Craft and Create 124 - Easter/Spring/April Showers
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-124-easterapril-showersspring.html

Mustard Seed faith challenge - Easter
http://mustardseedfaithchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Paradise of Stamps 55 - Easter
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55-easter-team-1.html



Saturday, 8 April 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies 78 - Easter

Challenge 78 at Crafting with Dragonflies this fortnight is Easter
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


I have used two papers from Imagine That Sweet Pastels paper set
Precoloured digital stamp from Imagine That Lamb with cross set

The lamb with cross set was the free set given away to everyone who joined the Imagine That challenge using Imagine that products in March.   Each month Imagine That gives a free set to everyone who joins the challenge using Imagine That products.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 176 - Anything goes/Easter theme optional
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-176.html

Crafty Card Makers 185 - Spring into spring
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/185-spring-into-spring.html

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

Daisy Chair 7 - Spring is in the air
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-7-spring-is-in-air.html

Dream Valley 153 - our 4 Legged friends
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-153-our-4-legged-friends.html

Imagine That monthly challenge
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-link-up-anything-goes.html

Mustard Seed Faith challenge 2 - Easter
http://mustardseedfaithchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Fun Day Friday 183 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 183 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and one of our sponsors this week is Odd Ball Art Co
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/OddballArtCo

I have made two cards

Card 1 - I have layered Oddball Stamp Lizzy Love No350 Happy Holly onto paper from We are 3 Bird's view paper collection (sentiment comes with the stamp)
and coloured her with markers.
Added We are 3 precoloured birdies of a feather


Card 2 - I have used Oddball stamp Lizzy Love No24B Bonnie Bookworm
Book lover sentiment from Create with TLC coloured with markers
Other sentiment, paper and elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

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 these cards to the following:

613 Avenue Create 196 - anything goes optional twist Spring
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge196-april-2017-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the heart 153 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-153.html

Crafty Calendar - April Showers/or spring (card 1)
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-challenge-april-showers-or-spring.html

Crafty Card Makers 185 - Spring into spring (card 1)
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/185-spring-into-spring.html

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

Creative Knockouts 188 - outside fun (card 1)
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/188-outside-fun-dis-digi-stamps.html

Daisy Chain 7 - Spring is in the air (card 1)
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-7-spring-is-in-air.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html


Friday, 7 April 2017

My inspiration post for Cute as a Button

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

and I have made another journal page


I covered journal page with white gesso.  Used distress stains and distress paints to make a rainbow background.  Used moulding paste through stencil, when dry sponged over with different colours of distress inks.
Printed out precoloured Cute as a Button digi stamp Love my Copics, cut out and layered on top.
Added brads and sentiment

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

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Cute as a Button shop:  http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

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

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 April 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:

A Inky Mess 9 - anything mixed media
http://ainkymess.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-9.html

Altered Ecletics - anything goes mixed mediahttp://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/april-challenge-over-at-altered.html

Crafty Creations 338 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/338-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Love to Craft 9 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltccb-9-april-anything-goes.html

Love to Create 7 - anything creative/mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-7-anything-creativemixed.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - make a rainbow
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Words 2 Craft by 39 - proverbs and blessings
https://words2craftby.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/w2cb-39-proverbs-blessings.html


Cute as a Button facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Each month Francesca kindly gives a free Cute as a Button digi stamp to use in the progessive challenge.  If you make a project with the digi you can request the next month's free image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this months image and make a project and then you will be able to request next month's for free.

I have made a journal page using this month's digi - Make up time



I covered journal page with white gesso, then painted with pink acrylic paint.   Painted moulding paste over hearts stencil.
Stamped flowers with pink brilliance ink.
Added flowers.
Printed Cute as a Button stamp Make up Time and sentiment that comes with it.
Cut out and coloured stamp with markers.  Sponged edge of sentiment with the pink ink.   Layered both onto page.
Added pink rhinestones around mirror to represent lights.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and join in the April challenge 33 - Easter 

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 April 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:

Addicted to stamps 145 - stamped image (hand coloured) and sentiment
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-145.html

Colour Crazy challenge - anything hand coloured
 https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/week-13-colour-crazy-challenge-oddball.html

Crafting with an attitude 26 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-26.html

Creatalicious 112 - anything goes with the option add flowers
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-112-anything-goes-with.html

Fussy and Fancey 184 - embellish it
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-184-embellish-it.html

In the Pink - Flower Power (in pink)
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-116-flower-power.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Simply Papercrafts for all occasions 45 - anything goes handmade
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/challenge-45.html

Word Art Wednesday 276-277 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment

New digital challenge starting on 1st May - Digitally Made

I was sad when we had to close the challenge at Digitally Sweet but I am happy that I have now been added to the design team for the new digital challenge that is starting on 1st May - Digitally Made
https://digitallymadechallenges.blogspot.com.au/


I hope you will go over to the blog and become a follower and join in the challenges.

Challenges will be on the 1st Monday of every month
You may enter each challenge up to 3 times but all projects must be 100% digital.

I look forward to seeing you there.




Thursday, 6 April 2017

Mad for Markers New release card 3

This is my third card for the Mad for Markers New Release
http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/store/April-Girls-c23086756


For this card I have used April image Bridget and coloured her with markers. (This one was the hardest for me to colour as with my bad eyes I couldn't really tell what was hair and what was her face.)
Paper from Lozzy's dark grunge paper collection
Sentiment from Gingers House blog
Added flowers.

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards by the digi design team   http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/blog/

We invite you to go over and join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 176 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-176.html

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

Daisy Chain 7 - Spring is in the air
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-7-spring-is-in-air.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55  - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Love to Craft 9 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltccb-9-april-anything-goes.html

Love to Scrap 96 - girlz rule
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltscb-96-girlz-rule.html

Unicorn 20 - petal power

Mad for Markers New Release card 2

This is my second card for the Mad for Markers New Release
http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/store/April-Girls-c23086756


For this card  I have used April image Chloe and coloured her with markers
Paper from Lozzy's Star Splash Mixed Media paper collection
Sentiment from Gingers House blog.
Added rhinestone flowers

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards by the digi design team   http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/blog/

We invite you to go over and join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 176 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-176.html

Aussie Digital Artist Open challenge No 3 - anything goes
https://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/1st-april-2017-aussie-digital-artists.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55  - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Love to Craft 9 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltccb-9-april-anything-goes.html

Love to Scrap 96 - girlz rule
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltscb-96-girlz-rule.html

Mad for Markers new release

Mad for Markers has a new website
http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/
and new release digis for April - four April girls
http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/store/April-Girls-c23086756
Four new April girls, Rebecca with Coffee is the image for the facebook group challenge this month.  The other three I named - Emily after my second grand daughter, Chloe and Bridget after her friends, my adopted grand daughters.
I have made cards with the three girls:  Emily, Chloe and Bridget.

This is the first card the other two will be on the following posts.


For this card I have used April image Emily and coloured her with markers
Papers from We are 3 Best of Autumn paper set
Autumn sentiment and leaves from Miss Daisy Autumn sampler freebie
Other sentiment from Gingers House blog.

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards by the digi design team   http://www.madformarkers.com.au/store/blog/

We invite you to go over and join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209806932505715/

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 176 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-176.html

Aussie Digital Artist Open challenge No 3 - anything goes
https://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/1st-april-2017-aussie-digital-artists.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55  - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/challenge-55.html

Love to Craft 9 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltccb-9-april-anything-goes.html

Love to Scrap 96 - girlz rule
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/ltscb-96-girlz-rule.html







Wednesday, 5 April 2017

More Mixed Media April challenge - yellow

More Mixed Media April challenge - yellow use a little or a lot
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/


Coloured A4 canvas with black, yellow and blue Ecoline brush pens and sprayed with water.
Stamped music stamp
Used two stencils with moulding paste and yellow paint.
The Stamping Boutique digi stamp Max coloured with markers and sponged with yellow distress ink.
Stamped music stamp onto yellow card and put behind sentiment from Gingers House blog
Added music washi tape and silver and gold glitter washi tape
I made this canvas for my future son-law Tim for Christmas 2016 but kept the photo for this challenge.

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