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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, 28 February 2017

A Day for Daisies challenge 160 - A celebration of favourites

Sadly challenge 160 is the last challenge at A Day for Daisies and the theme is A celebration of favourites
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/a-celebration-of-favorites-challenge-160.html

It was too hard to pick my favourite A Day for Daisies stamp, I love them all.  I have picked fairies as I love fairies
I have used A Day for Daisies digi stamp Standing on a Flower which I have coloured with markers and glitter pen.
Doily and papers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio Butterfly garden collection.
Sentiment from A Day for Daisies September 2013 April club kit plus A Day for Daisies digi stamp Lucky Wishes coloured with markers and glitter pen.
 I used the Stella says sketch from Catch the Bug challenge blog

Even though the challenges are finishing the shop will still be open
http://adayfordaisies.com/
the facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/A-Day-For-Daisies-142905905744876/
and the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/adayfordaisies/

The challenges I am entering this card will be at the end of my post.

Here are just a few of my older cards I made in the past with A Day for Daisies stamps.


 
     

For my first card above for the challenge I used the Stella Says Sketch from Catch the Bug challenge blog so I would also like to enter that challenge

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

Crafty Catz weekly challenge 359 - anything goes with optional twist Thoughts of Spring.

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 52 - anything goes

Pile it On 127 - Monstors and/or Fairies (I have used Fairies)

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Crafting with Dragonflies 75 - the Colour Purple

Challenge 75 this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is the colour purple
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


I have used paper from We are 3 Cupcake Wrappers collection
Precoloured image from Whoopsi Daisy Cute and Sassy CD
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 would like to add this card to the following:

Cardz 4 galz - crdz 4 teenz
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-41-crdz-4-teenz.html

Crafting Creations 335 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/335-anything-goes.html

Crafting with an Attitude 24 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-24.html

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

The Crafty Addicts 33 - anything goes with the option of add a sentiment
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-33.html

Word Art Wednesday 270-271 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-weeks-270-271-anything-goes.html


Fun Day Friday challenge 177 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday challenge 177 - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter
http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=


I have used paper from The Paper Shelter A Curious Cake paper set
Precoloured digi stamp and paper from the Paper Shelter Teacup Yorkie set
Butterfly and rose from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
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 would like to add this to the following:

Brown Sugar 239 - anything goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-239-anything-goes.html

Crafting with Friends 37 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-37.html

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

Friday, 24 February 2017

February Inspiration post for Gecko Galz

My Inspiration post for Gecko Galz
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

and reminder to join the February challenge - Vintage Valentine
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/vintage-valentine-february-customer.html

We also invite you to join the facebook group challenges
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/



Card 1:  Paper from Gecko Galz In Marble Halls paperpack
Coloured image from Gecko Galz Lovely Little Valentines collage set
Lace and heart from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Card 2:  Paper from Gecko Galz that was free in February 2016.
 Image from the February 2017 free collage set.
Sentiment from Create with TLC

If you sign up for the newsletter each month you can request the free collage sheet on the side bar of the blog http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/
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:

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element challenge 8 (card 2)

A Snowflakes Promise 37 - anything goes optional Valentine
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-37.html

Crafting by designs - anything goes

Crafty Calendar - love is in the air

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly challenge - anything with pattern paper

Creative Ladybirds Creations 23 - anything goes

Cutie Pie challenge 108 - simply love (card 1)

Making Memories Crafting blog challenge 2 - valentine

Simply Create Too 124 - love 

The Crafty Addicts 33 - anything goes with the option add a sentiment


Imagine That Facebook group link up challenge - anything goes

Imagine That Facebook group link up challenge - anything goes
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginethatdigis/

I have layered precoloured digi stamp and sentiment from Imagine That Clover Fairy onto papers from We are 3 Back to Basics collection and Nature Blends collection.  Added punched clover, butterfly and dragonflies.
The Clover Fairy black and white image is free on the Imagine That Facebook page at the moment.


Everyone who links up a card using an Imagine That stamp will receive the Frogs in Love set for free.



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/

Creative Craft Cottage 82 - tic tac toe (I have used the middle horizontal line, red, image, punches.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

Alicia Bel facebook group challenge - princesses vs fairies

The challenge at Alicia Bel facebook is princesses vs fairies
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/
and you can request either a free princess of free fairy digi stamp.

I have used the fairy stamp

I have used 2 papers from We are 3 watercolor paper and a plain purple paper,
Coloured the free fairy digi stamp with markers and glitter pen.
Added 3 flowers

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would also like to add this card to that challenge
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/ssw2-106-with-digistamp-boutique.html



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

Allsorts challenge 403 - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/week-403-anything-goes.html

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

Creative Craft Cottage 82 - tic tac toe (I have used the middle vertical line: flowers, image, purple

Sasayaki facebook group progressive challenge No 7

Sasayaki stamps are giving free images on the facebook group to join in the challenges.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1725571720999725/
I missed the first few challenges as stupid facebook changed everything and all my groups don't show now.
I also missed getting this image for free so bought it from the shop so I could join in the challenge.
I have printed Sasayaki digi stamp Cupcake kitten onto white card and coloured it with markers.
Layered it onto paper from We are 3 Cupcake wrappers

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

Allsorts challenge 403 - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/week-403-anything-goes.html

Crafters Cafe challenge 167 - no red or pink
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/167-no-red-or-pink.html

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

Cutie Pie challenge 108 - simply love
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-no-108-simply-love.html

Show us your pussies cat challenge 15- Kitty love
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-15.html

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

Words 2 craft by 38 - celebrations
https://words2craftby.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/w2bc-38-celebrations.html


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dragons Lair Facebook group freebie challenge

Dragons Lair gives a free digi stamp to use in the facebook group challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/


I have made background using small images of the free cat image.
Printed large cat in the middle.
Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

Anything goes with Create with TLC element No 8
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no8.html

Show us your pussies cats challenge 15 - kitty love
http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-15_14.html



Monday, 20 February 2017

Another card with We are 3 papers


I have used three papers from We are 3 Loving Winter collection
We are 3 Digi stamp Hello Snowgirl which I coloured with markers and a glitter pen.
Sentiment from We are 3 Snowman sayings 1
Add two snowflake punches.

We are 3 papers and digis are available in the Miss Daisy shop and some at Etsy.

We are 3 links

Miss Daisy shop

We are 3 Etsy shop

We are 3 Facebook group

Miss Daisy Facebook  group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/

If you join the We are 3 Facebook group you can see all the new papers and digis as they are released each month.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Allsorts challenge 403 - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/week-403-anything-goes.html

Crafting with Friends 37 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-37.html

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

Creative Knockouts 18 - Recipe: 3 pattern papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/181-team-b-recipe-crafty-sentiments.html

Do-Al(l) Creative challenge No 2 - winter
http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-2-01-bis-28-februar-2016.html


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Christmas card club - Snowy Mountains and skies

Kate has picked the theme for the Christmas card club this fortnight - Snowy mountains and skies.


The background is a free clip art I found on the internet.  I have added Santa, sleigh and reindeer and sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

ABC Christmas challenge - C is for creatures (reindeer)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/c-d-for.html

Anything goes with Create with TLC element No 8
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no8.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 321 - anything Christmas with the optional theme something green (green trees on my card)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chnc-challenge-321.html

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

Stamping Sensations - animal magic
https://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/february-animal-magic.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/anything-christmas-goes-february.html

Fabrika Fantasy Facebook Group challenge - card for a child

The February challenge on the Fabrika Fantasy facebook group is card for a child
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FabrikaFantasy/

I have layered Fabrika Fantasy precoloured digi stamp flying elf onto paper from We are 3 Back to Basics paper collection
Added sentiment from Ginger's House blog.

Fabrika Fantasy has a great offer:  If you purchase the 3 month digi club membership you receive 5 digis to download and then a link to download as many images as you want.  You then receive all the new images for the 3 months.

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

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

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

Scrapping 4 Fun challenges 84 - anything goes
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-84-anything-goes.html

The Crafters Cafe 167 - no red or pink
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/167-no-red-or-pink.html

Word Art Wednesday 270-271 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-weeks-270-271-anything-goes.html



Saturday, 18 February 2017

More new papers from We are 3

More lovely new papers from We are 3

I have layered Miss Daisy stamp Allie's raindrops onto paper from We are 3 Watercolour paper.  Sentiments from Allie' raindrops.
Coloured the digi stamp with markers.

The Miss daisy stamps and We are 3 stamps and papers plus digis by other artists are available on the Miss Daisy shop.
http://www.missdaisystamps.com/

You can see all the lovely cards using the We are 3 papers and Miss Daisy stamps on the facebook groups.

We are 3:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1691218457798137/

Miss Daisy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/

and both can be used in the challenge on the Miss Daisy group.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafty Creations Challenges 335 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/335-anything-goes.html

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

The Crafty Addicts 33 - anything goes with the option add a sentiment
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-33.html

Word art Wednesday 270-271 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.



Limited Runs Facebook group Progressive freebie challenge No 1

Limited Runs Facebook group Progressive freebie challenge No 1.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/230242700670077/
You can request the Limited Runs free image on the facebook group to join in the progressive challenge up until 1 March, after that it will be in the shop.

I have coloured the card with twinkling H2O's and markers.
Coloured the image with markers.
Added stars with white gel pen.

I would like to add this card to the following:

Alphabet Challenge blog - Y us for you choose
http://granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/limited-runs-facebook-group-progressive.html

Crafting from the Heart 146 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-146.html

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 51 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-51.html


Friday, 17 February 2017

Creative Fingers 125 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 125 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo Stamps
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
I have used 3 papers from Bugaboo Polkadot Flowers paper set
Bugaboo digi stamp Theodore flowers
Sentiment from Bugaboo Clyde birthday
Added button and border from Scrap Graphics
Coloured digi stamp with markers 

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

I used the Stella Says sketch 503 at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog so I would like to add this card to that challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-503.html

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

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

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

Craft Rocket challenges 33 - anything goes
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-33-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 51 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-51.html

Scrapping 4 Fun challenges 84 - anything geos
scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-84-anything-goes.html

Words to Craft By 38 - celebrations
https://words2craftby.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/w2cb-38-celebrations.html

Your Scrapbook Place February challenge - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/february-challenge-its-bugaboo-time.html

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Scrappers Delight facebook group progressive freebie challenge February

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

The freebie for this month is Story Time 4 (just the book page).  All the information can be found in the facebook group and the optional theme is Love or monochrome pink/red.



There are 3 other story time digis as well and they are on special for February
All the fairy digis are on special also.

I already had the set of 3 of this digi (png white filled, png clear & jpg,)
I have layered the clear png digi onto paper from Scrappers Delight Love and friendship paper set
Added sentiments from Gingers House blog and Create with TLC
Added precoloured fairies from Scappers Delight Fairy Topia set.  This set is good value as it has lots of images and papers in it and it is on special at the moment.
Added butterfly from the same set and changed the colour to red.
Added hearts from Scrappers Delight Cherished moments set.  This set is on special for $1 at the moment.  Has lovely papers and lots of elements.

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

Anything goes with Create with TLC element challenge No 8
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no8.html

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

Creative Moments 111 - anything goes with the twist love is in the air.
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-111.html

PDE Linky Party - cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/ch-159-cards.html

The Crafty Addicts 33 - anything goes with the option add a sentiment
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-33.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 108 - simply love
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-no-108-simply-love.html

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Red
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/roses-are-red.html


The 12 months Christmas cards link up February challenge 26 Midway post - optional theme holiday Humour

This is the mid way post for challenge 26 at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up - optional theme is holiday humour.
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/

Our extra sponsor this month is

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com.au/
who has given us some fun digi stamps to use.

I have used Snow Kisses (from the Christmas section) on my card plus free sentiment in the Christmas section

I have layered Scribbles Design digi stamp Snow kisses onto two papers from
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles A Cartoony Christmas pattern paper mini kit.  Added sentiment from Scribbles Design.  Coloured digi stamp with markers.


If you add 2 or more Christmas cards to the challenge you will receive one of the papers from this set.  One random winner will receive the full set.

If you follow the theme and put FT after your name you have the chance to win this month's sponsored prize of  $10 gift certificate from Scribbles Design.

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

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

ABC Christmas challenge - C is for Creature and D is for Dimension
(use one or both -  I have a creature (penguin)
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/c-d-for.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 320 - anything Christmas with the optional theme cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chnc-challenge-320.html

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

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

Do-al(l) Kreatives 2 - winter
http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-2-01-bis-28-februar-2016.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/anything-christmas-goes-february.html


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Feeling Sketchy 163

Feeling Sketchy challenge 163
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/


I used three papers from We are 3 Nature Blends paper set.
Elements from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

Crafting from the heart 146 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-146.html

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



A Bit More Time to Craft 38 - anything goes

Challenge 38 A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

I have layered Digistamps4Joy precoloured digi stamp JL835 Head Shots Bad Hair Day onto paper from Lozzy's mixed media paper set (see under paper picks tab on the blog).
Added sentiment from Ginger's House blog

I love Lozzy's mixed media paper set and use it a lot.

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 and you could win some of Lozzy's lovely papers.

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

613 Avenue Create 194 - Anything goes/optional twist Sentimental journey
(CAS, Blue and sentiment)
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-194-anything-goes-optional.html

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-146.html

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

Everybody Art challenge 396 - for girls only or valentine
https://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/396.html

Inky Chicks 78 - clean and simple
http://inkychicks.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-78-clean-and-simple.html

PDE Linky Party 159 - cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/ch-159-cards.html

Word Art Wednesday 270-271 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-weeks-270-271-anything-goes.html

Polkadoodles challenge anything goes

Polkadoodles challenge anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/week-6-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

I have used precoloured digi stamps and paper from Polkadoodles CD Here Comes Christmas. (which is on special for less than half price at the moment)
Typed sentiment.  Added heart.

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

CD Sunday - love
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/cd-sunday-friendship-love-and-romance.html

Christmas cards all year round - add red and/or pink and a heart
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/february-challenge-add-red-andor-pink.html

Christmas with the Cuties challenge 2 - Christmas carols and songs
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-2-christmas-carols-and-songs.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 320 - anything goes with optional theme cute
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/chnc-challenge-320.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/

Seasons Greetings challenge 1 - anything Christmas optional theme love
https://seasonsgreetingscb.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-1.html



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Outlawz Freebie Progressive challenge

Each month we receive a free digi to join in the challenge.  If you make a card and join in the challenge you receive the next month's free digi.
If you haven't already joined in you can register and then send an email for the free digi.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-february-2017

This month our generous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps

who has given us a lovely digi stamp to use.
I have layered Bugaboo Stamp Friend Flower Doodles Coloring page onto three papers from Bugaboo digi papers Fun Snail.  Added sentiment from Bugaboo Clyde birthday.
Coloured the digi stamp with markers.

I have used my new butterfly watermark from Miss Daisy  http://www.missdaisystamps.com/
There are a few different designs you can order.  I also have the cat one.

I used the Stella Says sketch 503 at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog so I would like to add this card to that challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/stella-says-sketch-challenge-503.html

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

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

Crafty Catz - anything goes with the twist use three design papers
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/anything-goes-with-twist-use-3-design.html

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

Lil Patch Crafty Friends 51 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-51.html

PDE Linky Party 159 - cards
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/ch-159-cards.html

Word Art Wednesday 268-269 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-268-269.html

Words to Craft By 38 - celebrations
https://words2craftby.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/w2cb-38-celebrations.html


Gerda Steiner progressive freebie challenge

Each month Gerda Steiner kindly gives a free digi stamp to join in her challenge.  If you make a card for the challenge, you receive the next month's digi free.
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's digi, make a card and join the challenge and you will receive next month's for free.
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/chocolate-piggy-february-challenge

I have used the free Gerda Steiner digi stamp 580 More than chocolate which I have coloured with markers.
Papers from Lozzy's With All my Love papers.
Added hearts.

I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 105 so I would also like to enter that challenge.
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/ssw2-105-dilly-beans.html

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/

Creative Moments 111 - anything goes with the twist love is in the air
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-111.html

Love to Scrap challenge blog - Love themed project
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/ltscb-94-who-loves-you-baby.html

Stamping Sensations - Animal magic
https://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/february-animal-magic.html

The Cutie Pie challenge 108 - simply love
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-no-108-simply-love.html

Just us Girls trend week 380 - hearts
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/just-us-girls-380-trend-week.html



Monday, 13 February 2017

New stamp from Miss Daisy and new paper from We are 3

Miss Daisy has released new stamps for February and We are 3 made a new paper set to go with one of Miss Daisy's new stamps.

I have layered Miss Daisy stamp Owl-ways baseball onto three papers from We are 3 baseball paper set. Added sentiment which came with the Owl-ways baseball digi.  Coloured digi with markers.

You can see the other digis by Miss Daisy on the Miss Daisy Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/237246803286989/

and other papers by We are 3 on the We are 3 facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1691218457798137/

You can buy all the Miss Daisy digi stamps and papers and the We are 3 digi stamps and papers at the Miss Daisy shop, plus digis from other artists.
http://www.missdaisystamps.com/

and you can also buy some of the We are 3 digi stamps and papers on the We are 3 etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeAre3



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

613 Avenue Create 194 - anything goes/optional twist Sentimental Journey
(CAS, Blue, sentiment)
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-194-anything-goes-optional.html

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 51 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-51.html

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - cute
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-cute/

Stamping Sensations - animal magic
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/february-animal-magic.html

Sunny Day crafting 35 - box cards or regular cards
https://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/sunny-day-crafting-ch-35-box-cards-or.html

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Not Just Cards February challenge (but cards are also welcome)

February challenge at Not Just Cards is Spring theme
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this month is Scrap n Dipity who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.
I have made a bookmark this month


I have printed Scrap n Dipity digi stamp Scribble Sally Fairy Friend onto bookmark shape.  Added sentiment from Create with TLC.
Coloured with chalks, markers and glitter pens.
Added stencil butterflies with distress ink.
Added eyelet and ribbon.

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 bookmark to the following:

Anything goes with Create with TLC element No 8
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no8.html

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

Crafty Gals Corner - 109 shades of red
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-109-shades-of-red.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 51 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-51.html

Simon Says stamp Wednesday challenge - cute
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-cute/

The Sisterhood of Crafters - red
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/roses-are-red.html




Crafting with Dragonflies 74 - for the girls

Challenge 74 at Crafting with Dragonflies is for the girls.
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Imagine That precoloured digi stamp Lorie's Seeds of Love onto paper from Art by Miran Pink and blue paper set. Added sentiment from Lorie's Seeds of Love set.

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:

Artistic Inspirations 172 - anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers 181 - love, love, love

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes

Imagine That Creative Playground challenge - anything goes
(If you enter the Imagine That challenge using an image from Imagine That you will receive a free set)

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - young at heart

Try it on Tuesday - hearts and flowers

 Unicorn challenge 18 - butterflies and/or hearts


Fun Day Friday 175 - anything goes

Fun Day Friday 175 (at Jo's Scrap Shack) - anything goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

and our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use
http://lbbstamps.com/

I have printed Little Blue Button Stamp Miss Lilly is it for me
Added frame from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Layered onto paper from We are 3 birthday bouquet paper set.
Added butterfly and leaves from Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Coloured Miss Lilly with markers.
Added pink rhinestone flowers.

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

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

I would like to add this card to the following: 

Crafty Creations 334 - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/334-anything-goes.html

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

Creative Moments 111 - anything goes optional twist love is in the air
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-111.html

Penny's Paper Crafty challenge 315 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-315.html

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - cute
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-cute/


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Cute as a button Inspiration Post

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

I have done another mixed media journal page.


I coloured page with blue and green Ecoline Brush pens.  Sprayed with water to create texture.  Drew hills with pink Ecoline Brush pen (which became dark purple when painted over the the blue.   Painted over cloud stencil with texture paste.  This didn't show very well when dry so I painted over the clouds with white paint.  Stamped over the green with grass stamp.  
Punched leaves and added flowers which I coloured with red marker.
Printed Cute as a Button stamp May the holy spirit be with you.  (This is one of two stamps in the set)
Coloured stamp with markers, cut out and layered on top.
Printed sentiments from We are 3 Be-attitudes sentiments set cut out, sponged some with red distress ink and layered on top.

You can buy the lovely Cute as a Button Stamps at
http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

I hope you will go over and join in the February challenge - Valentines - on the challenge blog
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

You are also invited to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

Don't forget to go back to the showcase blog every few days so see other lovely work by the design team.


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

A Inky Mess - anything goes mixed media
http://ainkymess.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/challenge-7.html

Artistic Inspiration 172 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-172.html

Art Journal Journey - fifty shades of red

Crafty Gals Corner - 109 shades of red
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-109-shades-of-red.html

Creative Artiste challenge blog 23 - anything mixed media
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge.html

Penny's Paper Crafty 315 - anything goeshttp://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-315.html

Simon Says stamp Wednesday challenge - cute
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-cute/

The Sisterhood of Crafters - red
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/roses-are-red.html

We love 2 Create 3 - anything goes mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/challenge-3-anything-creativemixed.html

Word Art Wednesday 268-269 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/anything-goes-challenge-weeks-268-269.html