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I started this blog in 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on seven design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute and fairly simple.
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge 186 Layer it up

Challenge 186 this week at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas card challenge is layer it up
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Embossed blue card with Sizzix "Thin Ice" embossing folder.  Added papers from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" paper pad and Bo Bunny "Mistletoe Collection" pape pad.  Layered Pink Gem pre coloured digi "Ellie with Post Box" onto paper from Pink Gem Designs "Merry and Bright" paper set.   Layered that onto red and then white then layered on top of the other papers.  Layered all onto red card.

I would also like to add this card to the challenge at
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Pink Gem's A Gem of a Challenge 124 - spots and Stripes. (There are spots on the image and ont he paper and stripes on the paper underneath)   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/



Recipe Challenge at 52 (Christmas card) Throwdown

52 (Christmas card) throwdown has a blog hop for July and 4 challenges.
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au/

This is my card  for the recipe challenge:  square card, vintage and two buttons.

I have printed a piece of pattern paper from Joanna Sheen's "Victorian Christmas cards" CD, torn the edges and sponged with distress ink and layered onto purple card.  Printed image from the same CD.  Torn the edges and sponged with distress ink and layered onto paper.  Printed sentiment from the same CD.  Added the two buttons.

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/


Pink Gem challenge No 124 Spots and Stripes

The challenge at Pink Gem's A Gem of a challenge is spots and stripes
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Pink Gem Designs digi image "Emma in Hat" onto papers from Pink Gem Designs and coloured her with pink markers.  :Printed Pink Gem sentiment "Sending smiles" and punched out with scalloped circle punch and layered on top.  Added punched flower and rhinestone.

I would also like to enter this card into
Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/



Crafty Sentiments challenge - hand coloured image

Crafty Sentiments challenge - hand coloured image
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com.au/


Embossed mauve paper with Cuttlebug Daisies, Added paper and ribbon from my stash.
Printed Crafty Sentiments digi stamp "He Loves me" onto white card and coloured with chalks and markers. Layered onto purple card and then onto papers.  Added punched flowers and rhinestones.  Stamped Thinking of you and punched out with oval punch.  Coloured background with chalk.  Layered onto purple scalloped oval and then on top.   Layered all onto purple card.

I would also like to add this card to the challenge at
Crafty Girls Challenge 23 anything goes  http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Gruffies and Guests challenge 7 Anything goes with the option of Summer

The challenge this month at Gruffies and Guests is anything goes with the option of summer
http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/ch7-anything-goes-with-option-of-summer.html


Precoloured image from Joanna Sheen & House Mouse Designs CD The Griffies and Happy Hoppers layered onto yellow and then onto paper from the same CD.  Stamped Stampin Up Thinking of you punched with oval punch and then layered onto blue scallop punched card.  Layered all onto yellow card and then onto blue card.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
and
Fab 'n' Funky challenge 224 Walk on the wild side  http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Completely Christmas 21 - sketch challenge

The challenge this week at Completely Christmas is a sketch
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/



Image from Polkadoodles Work and Play Festive Hollybobs CD coloured with blue markers and white opal liquid pearls for trims on dress.  Blue and green paper is from same CD. Layered onto blue card.  Added blue rhinestones.  Layered all onto Lime green card.

I would also like to enter this card into 

Come and Get it challenge - Christmas in July  http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Corrosive challenge 204 - Christmas in July   http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge   http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Digi Choosday 29 - Christmas in July - http://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/

Polkadoodles - Add a twinkle http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

Just Us Girls color week 250 - turquoise, green and lime.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Glory of Christmas challegne 38 - sketch challenge

The challenge at The Glory of Christmas this fortnight is a sketch
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/





Paper from Daydream Designs "Stars that shine" paper set.  Pre coloured images from Daydream Designs "Santa Please" color digi set and "Under the tree" color set.  Sentiment from Daydream Designs Christmas Blessings sentiment set.

You can buy the lovely Daydream Design digi stamps,  papers and sentiments at
http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
The digis come in color sets and in black and white sets for you to colour.    Most all have sentiment sets and paper sets.

I would also like to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

Christmas Card challenges 34 - photo inspiration.  I have used the stars and the colours red, green and white for my inspiration
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/