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I started this blog in 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on nine design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute and fairly simple.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Digitally Sweet Challenge 125 - anything goes

Challenge 125 at Digitally Sweet this week is anything goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps who has kindly given us some digi stamps to use
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

I have used Bugaboo digi stamp and sentiment "Ruby Bubble Trouble" layered onto digi paper from Pininkie Soap bubbles set.  Added another piece of digi bubbles paper with digi trim from Scrap Graphics.  Added digi frame around digi stamp from Betsy Rainbow basics blue and green.  I have changed the colour of the frame and trim in publisher.  Card all digitally made in Publisher except I partly coloured the digi with markers.

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

I have used the sketch for the challenge at Bugaboo stamps Catch the Bug challenge blog
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/stella-says-sketch-challenge-302.html
so I would like to enter this card into the Stella Says Sketch challenge 302

I would also like to enter this card into

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

Friday, 30 January 2015

Catch the Bug January photo inspiration challenge

Catch the Bug January photo inspiration challenge
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.nl/2015/01/january-photo-inspiration-challenge.html


Paper from Bugaboo Frosty papers set.
Bugaboo digi stamp "Winter Birds on a limb" coloured with markers.
Added white enamel for snow.
Sentiment from Create with TLC.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 213 - Joy to the world
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Christmas Card challenge 8 - anything goes
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

12months of Christmas cards link up challenge 1
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/challenge-1-optional-theme-father-time.html

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Beccy's Place January challenge

Beccy's Place January challenge - Create a card using any Beccy's place image
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/january-challenge.html


I have used digi stamp and sentiment from Beccy's Place "Bear with Me" Set.
Papers from Pininkie
Added ribbon, rhinestone butterfly and rhinestones.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges

Butterfly challenge 23 - butterfly + valentine theme
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Come and Get it - Ribbon and/or bows
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Boots challenge - butterflies (I have a rhinestone butterfly on my card)
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Craft Your Passion - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Love to Create - last challenge - Lace or ribbon, pearl or gems and favourite valentine colours (pinks)
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Sentimental Sundays challenge 243 - anything goes
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/challenge-243-anything-goes.html

Through the Purple Haze 75 - Love is in the air
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Lacy Sunshine challenge 50 - winter bliss

Each month if you use a Lacy Sunshine stamp in the challenge you can request the free image for the next challenge.
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
If you haven't already joined in the challenge you can buy this image for $2 at the Lacy Sunshine Shop or you can use any Lacy Sunshine stamp in the challenge and then you can request the free image for next time.

I have layered Winter "Angel Food" which is part of the Sticky Wings Collection onto paper from Betsy Rainbow's Frozen paper set and coloured her with markers.  Added swirl of rhinestones and pearls on her dress.  Layered all onto blue and then white card.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge 216 - winter blues
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Crafting from the Heart challenge - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Creatalicious challenge 71 - winter
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 121 - Pearls and swirls (swirl of rhinestones and pearls on dress)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Penny's challenge 212 - anything goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Sweet Pea friends facebook group progressive challenge No 2

Those who joined part 1 of the Sweet Pea friends facebook progressive challenge received a lovely free image for part 2 "Easter Daffodil" by Karen Middleton.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sweetpeastampsfriendsandfans/?fref=ts
If you didn't join in part 1 you can buy the image from Sweet Pea Stamps and join in this month.  Challenge  closes on 7 February.  You need to also join the Facebook group.


I went looking for daffodil paper to use with the Easter Daffodil stamp and found this great site that has free background paper http://1-background.com/
I used one of the spring flowers background.   Printed "Easter Daffodil" with a yellow border and coloured it with markers, layered onto the spring flowers background paper.  Added border from Scrap Graphics , spotted paper, and bow from Betsy Rainbow.  Round frame from Betsy Rainbow.

To make this card I followed the sketch at Fun Day Friday
 so I would also like to enter the challenge there
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com.au/

Plus I would also like to enter the following challenges:

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

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

Crafty Your Passion challenge - anything goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/



Monday, 26 January 2015

Winner of my 200 followers post

Thank you to those who left a comment on my 200 followers post and welcome to the new followers.

The winner of the little surprise is Bad Kitty.    Would you please send me an email with your real name and address
margaretannashby@yahoo.com
and put winner Granmargaret's Blog 200 followers in the subject line.  Don't forget to say you are Bad Kitty

Could the others who left a comment:

KT Fit Kitty
Nikki C
Suzana Miu
Coldwaters 2
Julieanne aka pink jools

also send me their address by email and sometime during the next few months I will send you a RAK card.   Please put Granmargaret's Blog 200 followers in the subject line and make sure you tell me you blog name as well as your real name.

Thank you everyone.

Hope you have a very good week.

It has been extremely hot here in Sydney but thankfully today is a little cooler.

Faery Ink Monthly challenge 5 - Mardi Gras

The challenge at Faery Ink this month is Mardi Gras
http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/monthly-challenge-5-mardi-gras.html

I have just finished reading the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs.  Carmela has a scrapbooking shop on the fringe of New Orleans French quarter and there is a lot about the Mardi Gras in the books.  Camela has to order in lots of purple, gold and green papers and other things Mardi Gras related.

I searched Google for Mardi Gras papers and found a great digital paper shop Betsy Rainbow.  Some of the other cards I have put on my blog over the last few days have used paper from there as I finished those cards first.

I have used the lovely Faery Ink digi "Gabbie Mardi Gras" and coloured her with markers.
Betsy Rainbow BR310 Mardi Gras papers
Swirly ribbons from Betsy Rainbow BR327 Mardi Gras clip art
Betsy Rainbow PR149 Ric Rac borders
Added pearls.   (The people on the floats at Mardi Gras throw necklaces and other things into the crowds.)

I hope you will go over to Faery Ink and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You can buy the lovely Faery Ink digi stamps at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FaeryInk

and there are some free images at
http://faeryink.com/free_goodies/free-digital-stamps/

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

Buckwells Crafty challenge - anything goes
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

Cute Card Thursday - colourful
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Glitter n Sparkle 21 - Pearls and swirls (swirly ribbon and pearls added)
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Inspiration Destination 17 - anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/