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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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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Diane's Daydream Designs is Sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!! this week

Diane's Daydream Designs is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!! this week
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch and the twist this week is add buttons and/or bows.


All images (except buttons) are from Daydream Designs.  Unfortunately I forgot to schedule my post and I am at my daughters today so I don't have the details with me.

You can buy the lovely Daydream Design digital stamps either in colour or black and white for you to colour.at  http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.com/
and you can see the rest of the cards by Diane's DT on
 http://dianesdaydreamdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

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

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

Inspiration Destination No 9 - Anything goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 160 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Digi Stamps 4 Joy challenge No 105 - Christmas

Challenge 105 this fortnight is Christmas and today is Team A's turn to show their samples
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/


I have layered Digi Stamps 4 Joy JL698 A Son and MP018 Jesus, Reason for Season onto paper from Pickled Pot Pourie frosted snowflakes paper set.  Coloured both stamps with markers.  Added stars and layered all onto blue then white card.

You can buy the lovely Digi Stamps 4 Joy digital stamps at http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

I hope you will go over to the blog and see the lovely cards by the A team and join in the challenge.
The B team will be showing their samples next Wednesday.

We hope you will go over and like the Digi Stamps 4 Joy facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy?ref=ts&fref=ts

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - holiday
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.ca/

Aud Sentiments 120 - sentiment appropriate for any December holiday
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafty Boots challenge - stars   http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 204 - getting ready for Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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

Creative Moments 56 - anything goes/make it sparkle (the stars sparkle though the sparkle doesn't show up in the scan.   http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/

Cute Card Thursday 348 - stars http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/

Inkspirational Challenge No 70 - Christmas cards optional twist no red or green
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Pinspirational challenge 129 - nativity
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnett - facebook challenge - steampunk

There are a few days left for the Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnett facebook challenge which closes on 30 November.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spellbindingstamps/
Nikki has kindly put a free image (Copper) into the files section for everyone to use or you can use any Nikki Burnett stamps.



Because my eyes are bad at the moment I have made a simple card using a precoloured image "Steampunk Riley" from Collage sheet No 8 which is available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/aurella27
Paper is from Bearly Mine Designs Steampunk 2 paper set.  Sentiment from Create with TLC.

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

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

Digitally Sweet 115 - opposites (My opposites are rectangles for the image and sentiment and circles in the paper)  http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Monday, 24 November 2014

Karleigh Sue challenge 3 - Autumn/Fall

Challenge 3 at Karleigh Sue challenge blog is Autumn/Fall
http://karleighsuechallenge.blogspot.com.au/


I have printed Karleigh Sue native stamps Autumn Moon and coloured her with markers.  Layered her onto papers from Pininkie daisies paper set, Citrus paper set and fall leaves paper set.  Layered all onto orange and then white card.

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

We would love you to use the Karleigh Sue stamps but that is not necessary to join the challenge.

You can buy the lovely Karleigh Sue stamps at  https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/KarleighSueDigis

You can see the new November designs and sample cards made by the Inspiration design team on the inspiration blog  http://karleighsue.blogspot.fr/

There is also a facebook group for Karleigh Sue fans and there is another challenge on there
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KarleighSueDigis/

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

Addicted to stamps 92 - lots of layers
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

Penny's Challenge No 204 - anything goes   http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/









Beccy's Place month of holiday cards - day 21 - Santa Suit

Day 21 at Beccy's Place month of holiday cards is Santa Suit
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy is giving us a different challenge each day and showing us lovely cards she has made to the theme plus also some tutorials.  She is being very generous and giving prizes each day.

I joined to get the different ideas for my cards.


I have stamped Happy Christmas onto red card.  Added black ribbon threaded through buckle.  Added 3 pearls for buttons.  Layered onto white card.   Printed precoloured Santa from Daydream Designs Santa Please colour set onto white card, layered onto black card and then onto the red card.

I didn't notice until after I had finished the card, that when I turned Santa to look in the opposite direction the writing on his letter is back to front.

I would also like to enter this card into

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

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 204 - Getting ready for Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

The Corrosive Challenge 213 - Happy Everything
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com.au/

Beccy's place day 19 Get inspired

Day 19 at Beccy's Place is get inspired - find a card and use it to inspire your own creation

I have made my card to similar layout for a lovely card made by Jen to showcase the Digi Stamp 4 Joy digi image JL706 Christmas candle 

I have used the same stamp but had to find a different sentiment as I didn't have the one she used.  I just used ribbon without the bow.  I have used a sentiment from Daydream Designs Celebrating Christ sentiments set.

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

Aud Sentiments 120 - Sentiment appropriate for any December holiday

Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge 204 - Getting Ready for Christmas

Word Art Wednesday 159 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse


Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Anything Goes

The Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week is anything goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
This is the last challenge for this year and we will be back next year when the challenge will be monthly.

I have used precoloured image boots 1 col from Daisy Just Wants to Have Fun CD and paper from Celebrate with Ruby Red CD.  The CDs have lots of lovely images precoloured and black and white for you to colour plus papers and other extras.

You can buy the CDs at Ruby Red Crafts
http://rubyredcrafts.com/product-category/cds/

I have made this card specially for a friend who likes purple.

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

Also we hope you will come visit us on the Whoopsi Daisy Fan Group on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294035750770262/

I would like to add this card into the following challenges

Aud Sentiments 120 - sentiment appropriate for any December holiday (my sentiment is in the paper)
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Crafters Cafe Challenge 91 - anything goes
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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

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

Emerald Faeries 61 - Christmas non traditional coloures
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Inkspirational 70 - Christmas card optional twist no red or green
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/