Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Penny's challenge 365


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 365 - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our 'anything goes' challenge.

I used the lovely Delicious Doodles A slice of cake (they are one of the sponsors of the challenge), colouring digitally in Microsoft Paint. The image was printed and die cut with a todo die, using a larger one to layer with some Kanban birthday sentiment  card, using another colour for the background. Ribbons from stash, little cupcake shakers from Paperchase and the banner from Poundland.



This is also for:

The paper shelter 324: birthday card
Scribbles: birthday
Little red wagon 431: birthday balloons
If you give a crafter a cookie 86
Aloha Friday 110: food and/or drink
Die cuttin divas 354: anything goes
Die cut divas January: do or use something new (bunting is new)
Crafty catz 401: anything goes + twist: something new
613 avenue create 205: anything goes +  option: something new
Cut it up 140: organisation (helping me to get ahead with birthday cards)
Use your stuff 297: button up (bunting with buttons is new, but everything else is old)
Cute card Thursday 514: buttons
International art & soul 25: do something digital
Digi choosday 5: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 377: favourite colour - love pink, especially for girlie cards
As you like it: favourite die and why- love these dies - always attractive and easy to use
CCEE 1804: technique - favourite - using dies is one of my favourites
Allsorts 452: old favourites - had these dies a long time now and still love them
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 74: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 192: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 60: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative moments 135: anything goes
Inspiration destination 143: anything goes
Crafting with friends 59: anything goes
Creative fingers 142: anything goes
Polka doodles 4: anything goes
QKR stampede 280: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 107: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 54: anything goes
Crafty friends  76: anything goes
Create and inspire 70: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Saturday, 27 January 2018

CHNC challenge 370


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 370 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of my team and find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'no sentiment'.

The background paper is from my offcuts box and an offcutf from some embossed silver mirror card using an embosssing  folder. The stamped image heat embossed with silver is one that I got in a swap some years ago.



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 317
12 months of Christmas 37: anything goes + option: a touch of frost
The merry Christmas 4: anything goes + Christmas
Crimbo crackers 150: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin January: anything Christmas goes
Merry Monday 274: let it snow
Winter wonderland: embossing (both)
Hiding in my craftroom 337: any holiday
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + stamp
The artistic stamper 1 2018: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 131: anything goes
The crafty addicts 44: anything goes + option: winter blues
Cardz 4 guyz 186: January blues
The paper shelter 323: shades of blue
Stampavie and more 298: something blue
That's crafty: feeling blue
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): fire and ice - hot or cold colours
A gem of a challenge 211: cool in blue
Creative craft cottage 103: January blues
Cutie pie 119: January blues
Stamps & fun=creativity 316: winter
The sisterhood of crafters: dashing through the snow
CCEE 1803: baby it's cold outside
Addicted to stamps: baby it's cold outside
Di's digi designs: winter
Delicious doodles January: winter
Dare 2B artzy January: winter wonderland
Craft rocket 44: winter blues
Hanna and friends 290: winter
Deep ocean 173: let it snow
Happy little stampers Christmas: anything goes + option: CAS
Stamping sensations January: cold and frosty colours
Pattie's creations 142: fun in the snow
2 crafty critter crazies 10: anything goes
Creatalicious 131: anything goes + option: cute
Lil patch of crafty friends 74: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 191: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1803: anything goes
Crafty creations 359: anything goes
Creative moments 135: anything goes
Inspiration destination 142: anything goes + option: embossing (both)
The house the stamps built J2418: anything goes
Crafting with friends 59: anything goes
Creative fingers 142: anything goes
Polka doodles 4: anything goes
QKR stampede 280: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 107: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 54: anything goes
Crafty friends  76: anything goes
Create and inspire 70: anything goes
Corrosive 1: anything goes
Not just cards January: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 319: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Penny's challenge 364


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 364, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Just Me cheesy mouse valentine image kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut using a todo art deco, using a larger one to cut and emboss a piece of red mirror card.

Papers are from stash and ribbon from DCWV.



This is also for:

Mod squad: Valentine - love
CRAFT  451: love/Valentines
Crea chicky's 17: Valentine
Art impressions 224: feel the love
Crafty animals 10: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 10: anything goes
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Craftaholics R us 4: ribbon
Creatalicious 131: anything goes + option: cute
Cute card Thursday 513: something fun
International art & soul 25: do something digital
Aud sentiments195: anything goes
Angie's digital stamps 16: anything goes
Everybody art 417: butterfly or heart
Createful heart 10: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi 88: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 74: anything goes
Aurora wings 63: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 191: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1803: anything goes
Digi choosday 4: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 59: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 376: anything goes
Crafty creations 359: anything goes
Creative moments 135: anything goes
Colour crazy 3: anything goes
Crafting with friends 59: anything goes
QKR stampede 279: anything goes
Crafty awesomeness January: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland January: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 107: anything goes
Quick quotes 83: anything goes
Create and inspire 70: anything goes
Corrosive 1: anything goes
Not just cards January: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 318: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Saturday, 20 January 2018

CHNC challenge 369


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 369 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of my team and find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'use a sentiment'.

This is another card made using paper and elements from a kit I bought long ago.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 37: anything goes
The merry Christmas 3: anything goes + Christmas
Crimbo crackers 150: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Christmas
A snowflakes promise 47: anything goes
Use your stuff 295: monochromatic
Cards in envy: black and white
Card mania 100: monochromatic
Crafting from the heart 190: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 59: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 157: anything goes
Aud sentiments 195: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 107: anything goes
Not just cards January: anything goes
Corrosive 1 January: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 3: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 318: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Penny's challenge 363


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 363, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Bugaboo Stamps sketchy girl birthday kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge.

I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and die cut using one of the lovely Spellbinder marvelous squares, using a larger one to mat the image. The background paper is an offcut (think it's Bo Bunny, but not sure). The ribbon is from DCWV and hearts from stash.


This is also for:

Dragonfly journeys 109: hooray for birthdays
Catch the bug 8th birthday bash day 1: bold & bright birthday
Di's digi designs: birthdays
Brown sugar 274: birthday
Scribbles: birthday
A gem of a challenge 210: happy anything
Everybody art 417: butterfly or heart
Dies R us 89: kids kards
Fab n funky 377: girly
Scrapy land 82: anything goes (Spellbinder dies)
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Sunny day crafting 3: C is for colour it
The sisterhood of crafters: frame it
Crafty awesomeness January: anything goes
Sheepski 10: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland January: anything goes
My creative scoop color inspiration link up 30
Digi choosday 3: anything goes
Creatalicious 131: anything goes + option: cute
Createful heart 10: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi 88: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 73: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 192: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 190: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1802: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 59: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Colour crazy week 2: anything goes
QKR stampede 278: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 157: anything goes
Not just cards January: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 3: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 318: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Monday, 15 January 2018

CCAYR January challenge: thank you


This is my design card for Christmas crafts all year round January challenge: thank you. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of January here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

The background is from a pack of Christmas cards purchased from The Works. Everything else, including the beautiful deer raised up with 3D foam were from an old Kanban kit. The Thank You sentiment was prepared on computer.


This is also for:

DL.ART thankful Thursday 220
If you give a crafter a cookie 85: thank you
Time out 100: thankful
Pile it on 138: thank you
Sparkles 100: thank you
A snowflakes promise 47: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 210: happy anything
Crafty animals 10: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 10: anything goes with an animal
Oddball art January: feature a creature
Lil patch of crafty friends 73: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 192: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafty creations 358: anything goes
Polka doodles week 2: anything goes
QKR stampede 278: anything goes
Not just cards January: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 141: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 317: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Saturday, 13 January 2018

CHNC challenge 368


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 368 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'feature a creature' -  any animal.

I used background paper, toppers and sentiment pieces from a kit I bought long ago (no idea of its origin), featuring the two reindeer.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 37: anything goes
Sparkles 99: quickie Christmas/happy new year
ABC Christmas:A for antlers
The merry Christmas 2: anything goes + Christmas
Crimbo crackers 149: anything goes
CRAFT 450: Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu: Christmas
A snowflakes promise 47: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 210: happy anything
Card mania 100: monochromatic
Crafty animals 10: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 10: anything goes with an animal
Oddball art January: feature a creature
Creatalicious 130:  anything goes + option: wishes
Lil patch of crafty friends 73: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 192: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 189: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 358: anything goes
PDE 2: anything goes
Polka doodles week 2: anything goes
QKR stampede 278: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 106: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Inspiration destination 141: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams January: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 317: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Penny's challenge 362


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 362, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used some of the lovely Sparkle n Sprinkle Botanical Orchid flowers set kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge.

I arranged the orchids and sentiment on a digital background, printed and added the bow, pearls and the 'prayers' circle.


This is also for:

Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie 412: sentiments
Moving along with the times 62: flowers
Digi choosday 2: anything goes
Angie's digital stamps 16: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 88: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 58: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
As you like it: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 106: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 1: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 43: anything goes
Love to scrap 105: anything goes
QKR stampede 277: anything goes
Paper creator 65: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 24: anything goes
Unicorn 28: anything goes
Emerald crafts 7: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 35: anything goes
Inspiration destination 141: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 317: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Saturday, 6 January 2018

CHNC challenge 367


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 367 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of recycle or use something old. 

There's some exciting news on the challenge blog this week- I'm being joined by six ladies who are making up my first Design Team, having run the challenge blog for seven years by myself.

The topper on my card is upcycled from a card received a couple of years ago. I mounted this on an offcut of mirror card that had been embossed using the lovely Embossalicious star of wonder folder (unfortunately, it doesn't show up here like it does irl), adding the peel off greeting, mounted on to a matt silver card blank.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 37: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 202: Christmas
The crafty addicts 44: anything goes + option: winter blues
Sparkles 99: quickie Christmas/happy new year
The merry Christmas 1: anything goes + Christmas
Crimbo crackers 149: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 210: happy anything
Card mania 100: monochromatic
Crafty animals 10: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 10: anything goes with an animal
Lemon shortbread 58: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes January edition
Crafty gals corner 156: anything goes
Art impressions 223: anything goes
As you like it: anything goes
Polka doodles week 1: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 106: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 1: anything goes
Crafts galore encore January: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 43: anything goes
Love to scrap 105: anything goes
QKR stampede 277: anything goes
Paper creator 65: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 24: anything goes
The paper nest dolls January: anything goes
Unicorn 28: anything goes
Emerald crafts 7: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 35: anything goes
Inspiration destination 141: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 511: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 316: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Friday, 5 January 2018

Let's craft and create challenge 133


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 133: anything goes or option of love is in the air, Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

This was a commissioned wedding anniversary card for a friend's son and daughter-in-law. I stamped directly on to the decorated shaped big tag card using a well used and loved Anita bride and groom stamp, heat embossing with detail gold powder. I coloured lightly with Promarker flex pens and outlined parts of the bride's dress with quickie glue, applying Art Institue glitter.

I die cut the gold mirror card and also the sentiment which had been generated on computer and printed. Various glittered 3D stickers were added from stash.


close up to show shine:


This is also for:

Double D: anything birthday/anniversary
Brown sugar 274: birthday
Craftaholics R us 1: celebration cards
Fashionable stamping 130: celebrate
International art & soul 23: make it sparkle
CAS-ual Friday 190: all that glitters:
Colour crazy week 1: anything goes (coloured in)
Crafty awesomeness January: anything goes (coloured in)
Sheepski 10: anything goes (coloured in)
Createful heart 9: anything goes (coloured in)
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Stamps & fun = creativity 314: anything goes
The artistic stamper 1: anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it January: anything goes
Crafty catz 398: anything goes + twist: add sparkle after Christmas
Dies R us 88: anything goes
4 crafty  chicks 384: dies/punches + twist anything goes
PDE 1: die cuts
Moving along with the times 62: flowers
Lemon shortbread 58: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes January edition
Crafty gals corner 156: anything goes
Art impressions 223: anything goes
As you like it: anything goes
Polka doodles week 1: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 106: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 1: anything goes
Classic design team 21: anything goes
Crafts galore encore January: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 43: anything goes
Love to scrap 105: anything goes
QKR stampede 277: anything goes
Paper creator 65: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 24: anything goes
The paper nest dolls January: anything goes
Unicorn 28: anything goes
Emerald crafts 7: anything goes
Creatalicious 130: anything goes + option: wishes
Crafting with an attitude 35: anything goes
Inspiration destination 141: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 511: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 316: anything goes
DL.ART January linky: anything goes

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Penny's challenge 361


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 361, where the theme is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

For my card I used Polka Doodles crocus, the darling buds and Winnie sugar sprinkles paper heaven 4 bundle, kindly supplied by them as one of the challenge sponsors, layering digitally and including a bow etc created separately.





This is also for:

Crafty friends 74: for a girl or a lady
Double D: anything birthday/anniversary
Craftaholics R us 1: celebration cards
Inspiration destination 141: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 510: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 315: anything goes

Monday, 1 January 2018

Love to craft 18 January challenge


This is my design card for Love to craft challenge 18 January anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card, using a paper from a recent Daphne's Diary magazine for the background layered with a large label patterned card. All elements, including the lovely glittered butterflies were from The Works and flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Craftaholics R us 51: birthday
Di's digi designs: celebrations
Scrap from your heart 17: use flowers
The paper girls 143: glitter
Inspiration destination 140: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 510: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 314: anything goes

A bit more time to craft EXTRA January challenge


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft EXTRA January challenge: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used one of Lozzy's Pastel mixed media papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - so many delightful papers - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge. I added the delighteful butterfly ribbon from The Works, the glittered 3D stickers, the sentiment labels and the Penny Black stickeroo topper in the right hand corner.


This is also for:

Papercraft challenges 1: happy birthday
Craftaholics R us 51: birthday
Di's digi designs: celebrations
The paper girls 143: glitter
Inspiration destination 140: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 510: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 333: freestyle
Crafting with an attitude 34: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 314: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 59


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 59: anything goes. Please click
on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used one of Lozzy's pastel mixed media papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here - and you have the chance to win some by entering the challenge.

The panel of flowers is a Penny Black stickeroo. Lace, scalloped trim, pearls were added from stash, also the beautiful glittered butterflies from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The paper girls 143: glitter
Lil patch of crafty friends 72: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 57: anything goes
Inspiration destination 140: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 510: anything goes
Crafting with friends 57: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 333: freestyle
Create and inspire 69: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Corrosive 12: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 314: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper January 2018 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January 2018 challenge - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge using some patterned paper.

I was asked to make a card for a granddaughter's birthday with a fashion theme and using some turquoise and black. Papers from stash (can't remember where they were from), with die cuts cut and embossed with cross hatched todo dies, having stamped the lovely Denami Design dress inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with a spectrum noir pen.

The semi transparent sticker panel was from Hema, with lace stuck either side of it.


This is also for:

Crafty friends 74: for a girl or a lady
Papercraft challenges 1: happy birthday
Craftaholics R us 51: birthday
Di's digi designs: celebrations
Fashionable stamping 130: celebrate
Dies R us 88: anything goes
The artistic stamper 1: anything goes
Stamped blessings heartful stamping: anything goes + a stamp
Stamps & fun = creativity 314: anything goes
Classic design team 21: anything goes
Noor January: anything goes
Sheepski 10: anything goes
Crafts galore encore January: anything goes
Createful heart 9: anything goes
Love to scrap 105: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 72: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 57: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty  creations 357: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 155: anything goes
Inspiration destination 140: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
CRAFT 448: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 510: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 179: anything goes
Crafting with friends 57: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 333: freestyle
Crafting with an attitude 34: anything goes
Create and inspire 69: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Corrosive 12: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 314: anything goes
Country view January: anything goes