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
The Bugaboo crafty challenge
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

Saturday, 30 December 2017

CHNC challenge 366


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 366 - 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 using something beginning with S.


For my card I used part of a kit purchased long ago. My things beginning with S: swirls, sentiments, sparkle, scallops, spots ... 



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 36: anything goes
Cardz 4 guyz 185: last minute Christmas
Fussy & fancy 202: Christmas
QKR stampede 276: anything goes Christmas
A gem of a challenge 209: anything Christmas goes
My time to craft 361: Christmas time
Creative inspirations 284: winter/Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu December: Christmas
Papercreators 64: Christmas/winter
Hobby horse 90: Christmas
613 avenue create 204: anything goes + option: Christmas/winter
Dare 2 B artzy December: spirit of the season
Pile it on 137: non-traditional holiday colours
The crafty addicts 43: anything goes/non-traditional Christmas colours
Imagine that creative playground December: Christmas/winter
Creatalicious 129: anything goes + option: monochrome Christmas
Sparkles 99: quickie Christmas/happy new year
The merry Christmas 49: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 148: anything goes Christmas
Winter wonderland: anything Christmas goes
2 crafty critter crazies 9
Animal friends 57: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 72: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 57: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 372: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafty  creations 357: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 155: anything goes
Inspiration destination 140: anything goes
PDE linky 205: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
CRAFT 448: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 510: anything goes
Crafting with friends 57: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 25: anything goes
Polka doodles 50: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 75: anything goes
Crafts galore encore December: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 42: anything goes
Noor December: anything goes
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
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
DL.ART December linky

Saturday, 23 December 2017

CHNC challenge 365


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 365 - 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 using the word Christmas.

For my card I used an offcut piece of embossed mirri card, which had been embossed using an Embossalicious star of wonder folder. The image is a digital one called snow family, a retired image from Beccy's Place.


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Penny's challenge 360


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 360, 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 QKR Stampede's picking a tree image, kindly supplied by them as a sponsor of the challenge. I coloured with spectrum noir pens before mounting on to an offcut of red card, using other Christmas offcuts and a lovely glittered sentiment circle from stash.


Saturday, 16 December 2017

CHNC challenge 364


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 364 - 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 glitter.

For my card I used an unknown piece of paper for the background with an upcycled glittered picture from an old card, mounted on to a piece of matt silver card, the addition of the silver padded star and the sentiment.


Friday, 15 December 2017

CCAYR December challenge: ANYTHING GOES as long as it's Holiday-related


This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round December challenge: ANYTHING GOES as long as it's Holiday-related. 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 December here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

This was a commissioned card, using a background paper from a Craftwork Cards Christmas past kit and various other elements from The Works, including the lovely wooden heart. I printed the sentiment on Centura pearl card and managed to sprinkle silver detail powder quickly to heat emboss. I then cut with a todo die, mounted on the doily, adding the little pearls.


CHNC challenge extra for December 2017 mid-month inspiration


It's time for some mid-month inspiration from some of the DT on my CHNC challenge extra blog - you can see the lovely designs here and please join in the challenge here.

I used a shaped card base and glittered die cuts from a kit that I bought a long time ago, plus a couple of glittered 3D snowflakes from The Works.



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Penny's challenge 359


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 359, 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 Bugaboo Stamps snowflake penguin, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge.I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft Paint before printing and mounting on to an offcut of back card, using a couple of other offcuts and greetings from my Christmas stash.




Saturday, 9 December 2017

CHNC challenge 363


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 363 - 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 "a touch of sparkle".

For my card I used part of a kit that I bought ages ago with some sparkly 3D snowflakes from The Works - more sparkle on the tree that doesn't show up here.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Penny's challenge 358


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 358, 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 Little blue button strawberry cupcake colored image, kindly supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge. I digitally added the sentiment before printing, using sentiment background papers, gold strips and some padded fabric strawberries.



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Let's craft and create challenge 132


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 132: anything goes or option of anything Christmas, 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.

I admit that this is one of the quite quick cards that I've made in the last few days, trying desperately to have enough ready to send out, as well as cope with orders that I've received for more. The paper etc is from a kit bought long ago.