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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. At present I am 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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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Art by Miran Facebook progressive challenge

Each month Art by Miran kindly gives us a free digi stamp to join the facebook progressive challenge.  If you join the challenge you receive the next month's free.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

I forgot to join the last challenge so I needed to buy this month's image "Rora and Butterfly" from the store.   If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's stamp and join in the challenge and then you can request next month's free.

Embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug spots and dots.
Printed doily from Scrappiness designs (changed colour) and layered on top of pink card.
Printed digi stamp onto white card, cut out and coloured with markers.  Added bow and layered on top of doily.
Stamped happy birthday, punched out with oval punch, layered onto scallop oval punch and layered on top.
Added punched butterflies, flower and brad.

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

Aud Sentiments 132 - Cute and a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Buckwells crafty challenge - spots or stripes
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Butterfly challenge - butterflies and D for doily
http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Creatalicious 75 - butterflies
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Digi Choosday wk 20 - add a bow

Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes with a twist no pattern paper

Love to Scrap 54 - anything goes

Pennys Paper-crafty challenge - anything goes

Simply Papercrafts challenge - anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - anything goes with a twist make it girly






Sassy Studio Designs facebook group challenge

Each month we receive a free image to join the progressive facebook challenge.  If you make a card and join the challenge you can request the next month's free image.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/258002824294410/

I forgot to ask for April's free image so I needed to buy this month's from the store.
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's image Steampunk Josephine frame from the shop until 31 May and if you join the challenge which ends on 26 May you can then request next month's free.


I have printed out Steampunk Josephine frame (I cropped a bit off the edges to fit my card) and coloured her with chalks and markers.  Layered onto Steampunk paper.  Added two steampunk brads.  Layered all onto brown and then white card.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 34 - anything goes

Pennys Paper-crafty challenge - anything goes




Friday, 22 May 2015

Deedee's digis progressive freebie challenge

Each month Deedee kindly gives us a free stamp set to join the challenge
http://www.deedeesdigis.com/search/label/Digi%20of%20the%20Month

If you haven't already joined in you can buy this month's set, make a card for the challenge and you will receive next month's free.
This is the set for May

My dad has gone to heaven so I have made a birthday card for a friend.
Layered precoloured digis and sentiments from Dad's Day off set onto paper from Deedee's Fly a Kite set.

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

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes

Inspiration Destination 34 - anything goes

Sentimental Sunday 259 - Funny and/or cute sentiments



Creative Fingers challenge 81 - anything goes

Creative Fingers challenge 81 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Lemon Shortbread
It was A team's turn this week and I am on the B team but I loved this stamp when I saw it so had to join in.


I have printed out Lemon Shortbread stamp onto white, cut into oval and coloured with markers.  Layered onto pink card which I embossed with Cuttlebug roses.  Added pink lace, ribbon, punched flowers, pearls and butterfly brads.  Layered all onto dark pink card.

I hope you will go over to Creative Fingers 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:

3 Girl Jam challenge - anything goes with ribbon

Craft Your Passion 262 - anything goes

Crafty Boots - ribbon or lace

Creatalicious 75 - butterflies

Creative Card Crew - embossing

Cuttlebug Mania - add ribbon

Fan-tastic Tuesday 86- Anything goes with a twist no pattern paper

Inkspirational 82 - Recipe use at lease 3 of 4 elements-Distressing, flowers, embossing, pearls.   (I used embossing, flowers, and pearls)

Love to Scrap 54 - anything goes

Paradise of Stamps 18 - lace and ribbon

Scrapping 4 Fun 42 - Techniques  (I have used embossing, punches, brads, ribbon and lace)

The Sisterhood of Crafters - mothers day with at least 1 flower

Sparkles Monthly challenge 68 - Its spring - use a minimum of 5 flowers

Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge - Anything goes with a twist add pink

Vs Sweet Ideas 34 - emboss it
http://vssweetideas.blogspot.com.au/


Christmas card challenges

The challenge at Christmas card challenges is a photo inspiration
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/

 
I have used the colours and gingerbread theme
I have layered precoloured Digi stamps and sentiments from Deedee's Gingerbread train set onto paper from Deedee's Christmas cuties set.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Aud Sentiments 132 - cute and a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/

Buckwells challenge 8 - spots or stripes or both
http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/buckwells-crafty-challenge8-spots-or.html

Completely Christmas - anything goes with a twist, card for a child
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 229 - use some of your favourite things. (Deedees digital stamps are some of my favourites)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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


One Layer Christmas card challenge card 2

My second card for one Layer Christmas card challenge 10 - anything goes with optional twist stars.
http://onelayerchristmas.blogspot.com.au/

Sponged white card with blue distress ink.  Stamped stars, 3 wise men and sentiment.  These are very old woodblock stamps and I can't tell which company they were made by.  Many years ago there was a great stamp at Gosford and she had lots of stamps from different stamp companies.

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

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

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

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


One Layer Christmas card challenge 10

One Layer Christmas card challenge 10 - anything goes with optional twist stars
http://onelayerchristmas.blogspot.com.au/


This is the first card I made for this challenge

Sponged card with 2 different greens and red distress inks.  Stamped Stamp Rosa nativity star, Penny Black Christmas wishes and stars.

I have been using digital stamps mostly as they are easier on my sore hands but tried using woodmount stamps on this card.  I wasn't very happy with it as the ink is old and a bit faint, so I have made a second card which I will put on my next blog post.

I would like to enter this card into the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 229 - use some of your favourite things. (This was one of my favourite stamps before I discovered digi stamps)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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

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