Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Penny's challenge 293


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 293: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting by the rest of the team and we hope to see your entries for the challenge.

I used the lovely Penelope digi kindly supplied by Oddball Stamps as a sponsor of the challenge, colouring with spectrum noir pens and die cutting with an X cut parenthesis rectangular die, using a larger one to cut a scrap piece of paper (magazine freebie) for the background. The main background paper is another offcut from a magazine freebie, on to which I added a couple of ribbons and Hobbycraft flowers.


This is also for:

Polka doodles 34: something beginning with F: flowers
Ooh-la-la 212: girlie
The sisterhood of crafters: ribbon
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (digi coloured in)
Colour crazy 20: anything goes
The pencil cases 27: anything goes
PDE linky 135: bold bright colours
City crafter 327: birthday wishes
Kort o mania 158: birthday
Die cut divas 281: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 331: anything goes
Craft your passion 327: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 125: anything goes
Love to scrap 84: anything goes
Digi choosday 35: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 35: anything goes
Crafty friends 39: anything goes
Lunagirl August: anything goes
Petal Lu 20: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 40: anything goess
Lemon shortbread 23: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Fab n funky 316: anything goes
Scrappying4fun 72: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 246: anything goes
Inspiration destination 101: anything goes
Not just cards 35: anything goes
DL.ART August linky
Just keep on crafting link up

Saturday, 27 August 2016

CHNC challenge 296: use a sentiment


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 296: use a sentiment. Please click on the link to find out what this is all about and I hope you will join in with your Christmas creations.

I printed out lovely digital papers kindly supplied by Lozzy, one of the challenge sponsors, layering them and adding some sentiment stitched ribbon, a lovely flittered oval picture and some felt bells from Hobbycraft.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Noor! 21: Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Creative inspirations 356: Christmas in August
Crazy 4 challenges 351: holiday
Hiding in my craft room 264: any holiday
Crimbo crackers 114: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: ribbon
Julia Spiri 23: anything goes with a twist of vintage
Petal Lu 20: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 40: anything goess
Lemon shortbread 22: anything goes
Creative moments 100: anything goes
Fab n funky 316: anything goes
Scrappying4fun 72: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 245: anything goes
Inspiration destination 100: anything goes
Not just cards 35: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky
Just keep on crafting link up

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Penny's challenge 292


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 292 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our 'anything goes' challenge.

I used the lovely image supplied by Art by Miran, kindly supplied by them as the challenge sponsor. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens. All papers used were from DCWV, the torn ones being some retro offcuts from some years ago.

This is also for:

Little red wagon 356: happy birthday
Kort o mania 158: birthday
Crafty creations 322: words/letters on the background
Cute card Thursday 440: words/numbers
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (digi coloured in)
Let's color  linky party 11: anything goes
Petal Lu 20: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 40: anything goes
Digi choosday 34: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 22: anything goes
Creative moments 100: anything goes
Fab n funky 316: anything goes
Scrappying4fun 72: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 245: anything goes
Inspiration destination 100: anything goes
Not just cards 35: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes

Saturday, 20 August 2016

CHNC challenge 295: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 295: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

I used the lovely cute Christie angel kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish as one of the challenge sponsors.

I used a digital Golden Christmas background (free on the internet), adding the angel coloured in Paint with faded edges to merge with the background, with the addition of the text.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Noor! 21: Christmas
Word art Wednesday 244: anything goes
Inspiration destination 99: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Penny's challenge 291: anything goes


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 291: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries for the challenge.

I used the lovely Lacy Sunshine Christmas Boo image (Lacy Sunshine is one of the challenge sponsors - the other is The Paper Shelter. I coloured the image digitally before printing out, scribbling with quickie glue pen here and there and sprinkling some very sparkly Chloe glitter, then cutting with a todo cross hatch die, making a larger one with some DCWV paper, using another DCWV paper with some gloss for the background. Poinsettia flowers and sentiment ribbon from Hobbycraft. This is an A5 tent style card.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Beat the Christmas rush July
Noor! 21: Christmas
Crafty gals corner 85: any holiday
Crafty gals corner 84: bingo - 1st column: flowers, designer paper, bling
Sasayaki glitter August: use a die cut
The crafty addicts 22: anything goes + option: use die cuts
Mod squad: the die's the thing
Sparkle n sprinkle August: anything goes (used loose glitter)
Art by Star Stampz: add a sentiment
Glitter n sparkle 201: anything goes
Craft your passion 325: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 123: anything goes
Digi choosday 33: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 22: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 307: anything goes
Creative moments 100: anything goes
Fab n funky 316: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 244: anything goes
Brown sugar 64: anything goes
Inspiration destination 99: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Monday, 15 August 2016

CCAYR August challenge reminder


This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round August challenge reminder - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the Christmas Belles have made and please join in our challenge here using bright and summery colours, where you can also see what the Gingerbread Gals created.

For my card I used an image kindly supplied by The Stamping Boutique, - Christmas ornament fairy, a sponsor of the challenge. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens The background paper is an offcut of a K & Co paper from one of their 12 x 12 albums, wrapped with a piece of ribbon from stash.I die cut the image using a todo decorative squares die with a larger one for the gold mirri card.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Beat the Christmas rush July
Fab n funky 315: Christmas
Noor! 21: Christmas
Crafty sentiments: use dies
Sasayaki glitter August: use a die cut
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy 19: anything goes (coloured in)
The pencil cases 26: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland 14: anything goes
Let's color linky party 11
Glitter n sparkle 201: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 123: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 243: anything goes
CRAFT 376: anything goes
Inspiration destination 98: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
Not just cards 35 August challenge: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for August 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.

For my card I've used one of my favourite Penny Black Christmas stamps called chill days, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens, with the fluffy parts of Santa's suit touched with a quickie glue pen and sprinkled with Art Institute glitter. Papers from a Cosy Christmas collection pad free with Quick Cards a couple of years ago and a piece of Hobbycraft ribbon for the sentiment.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Beat the Christmas rush July
Fab n funky 315: Christmas
Noor! 21: Christmas
Craft rocket 21: glitzy glitter
Sparkle n sprinkle August: anything goes (used loose glitter)
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy 19: anything goes (coloured in)
The pencil cases 26: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland 14: anything goes
Art by Miran 64: anything goes
Stamping sensations August: anything goes
The artistic stampers August creative challenge: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Let's color linky party 11
613 avenue create 188: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 201: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 39: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 123: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 243: anything goes
CRAFT 376: anything goes
Scrappers delights 58: anything goes
Inspiration destination 98: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
Not just cards 35 August challenge: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Saturday, 13 August 2016

CHNC challenge 294: colour: brown


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 294: colour: brown ... a little or a lot. Please click on the link to see what this is all about and I would love to see your entries.

I used some elements from Beccy Muir's gingerbread set, kindly supplied by Beccy from Beccy's Place as one of the sponsors this week, My Mind's Eye lost & found Christmas papers and some lovely grosgrain ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.


This is also for:

Beccy's place August: anything goes with a Beccy image
The 12 months of Christmas link up 20 + option: Christmas confectionery
Beat the Christmas rush July
Fab n funky 315: Christmas
Noor! 21: Christmas
613 avenue create 188: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 39: anything goes
Craft your passion 324: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Digi choosday 32: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 243: anything goes
CRAFT 376: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 24: anything goes
Polka doodles 32: anything goes
Cute as a button 25: anything goes
Great impressions August: anything goes
Pattie's creations 125: anything goes
Scrappers delights 58: anything goes
Inspiration destination 98: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
Not just cards 35 August challenge: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Penny's challenge 290: anything goes


This is my design card for Penny's Paper-crafty challenge 290: anything goes.  Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries there.

I used the lovely 'wait a minute' digital image by Little Blue Button (one of the sponsors of the challenge) colouring with copics (have been using spectrum noir pens so much that copics had got a bit neglected, so thought it was about time to use some again). All shapes were die cut with Todo cross hatch dies. I love that quote! The background papers, the matt gold foiled card and the white card were all offcuts. The little epoxy hearts are actually ligher than this irl.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 241
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): use your left overs and scraps
Crafty sentiments: use dies
The paper shelter 259: punches and dies
Sasayaki glitter August: use a die cut
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Art at stampz by star: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 161: for a child
Oddball art: little child
Crafting with dragonflies 63: something humorous
Allsorts 375: spots and stripes
Morgan's ArtWorld 16: add 3 of something (die cuts)
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Colour crazy 19: anything goes (coloured in)
The pencil cases 25: anything goes
Colouring in scrapland 14: anything goes
Let's color linky party 11
613 avenue create 188: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 39: anything goes
Craft your passion 324: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Digi choosday 32: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 21: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 243: anything goes
Creative fingers 114: anything goes
Cute as a button 25: anything goes
Sunsational August: anything goes
Great impressions August: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 18: anything goes
Pattie's creations 125: anything goes
Scrappers delights 58: anything goes
Card and scrap 122: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi 54: anything goes
Inspiration destination 98: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Second card for CHNC challenge 293


This is my second card for my CHNC challenge 293: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to join in with the challenge - I'd love to see your festive entries.

I used a piece of the same paper from Bo Bunny silver and gold collection, making the card very similar to the previous one, this time using a lovely image kindly provided by Lunagirl images, another of this week's sponsors. I added felt flowers with button (from Poundland a long time ago) and a couple of Hobbycraft flowers.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Beat the Christmas rush July
Crimbo crackers 112: anything goes
Fab n funky 315: Christmas
PDE 131: Christmas in July
Noor! 21: Christmas
Morgan's ArtWorld 16: add 3 of something (flowers)
Julia Spiri 23: anything goes with a twist of vintage
Incy wincy: anything goes
Crafting by designs: August anything goes
Word art Wednesday 242: anything goes
Creative fingers 114: anything goes
Polka doodles 31: anything goes
Broken fairy 8: anything goes with a twist: use your stash (all old supplies)
Lunagirl August: anything goes
Sunsational August: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 97: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes

CHNC challenge 293: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my first card for my CHNC challenge 293: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to join in with the challenge - I'd love to see your festive entries.

I used a lovely image kindly provided by Dazzling Ace Designs, one of this week's sponsors.

The papers are from the Bo Bunny silver and gold collection, simply tearing a piece to wrap with some cream lace and adding a sprig of holly from an Anna Griffin Christmas collection.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 20
Beat the Christmas rush July
Crimbo crackers 112: anything goes
Fab n funky 315: Christmas
PDE 131: Christmas in July
Noor! 21: Christmas
Julia Spiri 23: anything goes with a twist of vintage
Incy wincy: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 21: anything goes
Crafting by designs: August anything goes
Word art Wednesday 242: anything goes
Creative fingers 114: anything goes
Polka doodles 31: anything goes
Broken fairy 8: anything goes with a twist: use your stash (all old supplied)
Lunagirl August: anything goes
Sunsational August: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 97: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Friday, 5 August 2016

Let's craft and create challenge 116: wedding/wedding anniversary


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 116: wedding/wedding anniversary. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

It so happens that recently I've been commissioned to make quite a few wedding or anniversary cards - in fact I have four more to make.

For this card I decided to make an easel. The frame at the top was from Kanban long ago. I printed the greeting and then used a todo letterpress to give the embossed effect, adding the flowers.

I covered the fancy edge with versamark and heat embossed with silver powder, then added the unknown paper (had it for ages and can't remember where it came from) with the added ribbon with sparkly rhinestones. A piece of ribbon wrapped and tied across the middle of the base and the hearts formed a stopper.




I added an identical frame at the back to neaten the card:


This is also for:

Simon says Monday: celebrate
Card mania 83: let's party/let's celebrate
Crafty gals corner 83: birthdays/celebrations
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 143: love is in the air
Alphabet: L for love
Imagine that creative playground 6: fancy folds
The crafty addicts 21: anything goes + option: emboss it
Sparkle n sprinkle August: anything goes (used embossing powder)
Ooh-la-la 210: ribbons and bows
Crafty ribbons 163: anything goes with ribbon
Craft-Dee-BowZ August: anything goes with a handmade bow
Incy wincy: anything goes
Inspiration destination 97: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Penny's challenge 289: anything goes


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 289: anything goes, using Bugaboo Stamps AKV too wedding - cut cake (Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge). Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the DT and join in with your entries.

The background was created using an Embossalicious folder called floral vine and the image was matted on to a piece of another Embossalicious folder, using the debossed side. Ribbon and sentiment from stash. I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft paint.


This is also for:

Simon says Monday: celebrate
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 143: love is in the air
Ooh-la-la 210: ribbons and bows
Crafts galore encore August: use a digi or stamp
Broken fairy designs 7: anything goes with a twist: embossing
The crafty addicts 21: anything goes + option: emboss it
613 avenue create 187: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 162: anything goes
Craft your passion 323: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi Choosday 31: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 21: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: August anything goes
Word art Wednesday 242: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 18: anything goes
Sisters of craft August: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 8: anything goes
Card and scrap 122: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi creations 54: anything goes
Kort o mania 157: anything goes
Petal Lu 19: anything goes
Inspiration destination 97: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Crafting musketeers challenge 40: anything but a card


This is my design for Crafting musketeers challenge 40: anything but a card. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries for the challenge.

I decided to alter a hanging heart, printing out and colouring the lovely Sunsational Stamps bear hugs image and sentiment, kindly supplied by them as sponsors - I coloured with spectrum noir pens and also edged the heart with one. Flowers from Hobbycraft and the little shaker circles from Paperchase.

Don't know why the ribbon looks red on here because irl it's a deep pink that matches everything else.


This is also for:

Pile it on 113: shaker
Crafter's cafe 154: flowers
Crafts galore encore August: use a digi or stamp
Incy wincy: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi Choosday 31: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 21: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 8: anything goes
Card and scrap 122: anything goes
Creative craft cottage digi creations 54: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears 8: anything goes
DL.ART August linky

Monday, 1 August 2016

Love to craft challenge 1


I am so excited and privileged to be part of the Design Team for the new challenge blog: Love to craft challenge 1: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we look forward to seeing your entries for our challenge.

I decided to alter this plain bag:


The background repeated greetings card was from Kanban, pleated white card from Create & Craft and black gems from Tiger, The pink piece of card with the pink flower with black glittered centre and repeated birthday sentiment was upcycled from a card received and the surround of the image at the bottom cut on Scan n Cut. Ribbons upcycled (given to me by a friend in case they could be of use).



This is also for:

Come and get it: lovely in pink
Ooh-la-la 210: ribbons and bows
Fresh brewed: birthdays
Simon says Monday: celebrate
Unstampabelles 60: anything but a card
One stitch at a time 267: anything goes with dies
Creative craft cottage 68: anything goes
Card and scrap 122: anything goes
Kort o mania 157: anything goes
Crafts and me August: anything goes
613 avenue create 187: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 38: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 162: anything goes
Craft your passion 323: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Create and inspire 50: anything goes
The paper shelter summer break: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 241: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 185: anything goes
Brown sugar 209: anything goes
Crafting with friends 26: anything goes
Creative fingers 113: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 149: anything goes
Polka doodles 30: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 70: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 34: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 18: anything goes
Sisters of craft August: anything goes
Inspiration destination 96: anything goes

A bit more time to craft challenge 25


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 35: anything goes - please click the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team.

Its time for our 25th Challenge and as always its going to be "Anything Goes" with a bit extra.
We Celebrating here with this Challenge as the 1st of August last year was our very 1st Challenge.

Would like to thank our lovely amazing Design Team Ladies past and present for all their stunning DT creations and to all you amazing Crafter's out there who have supported use by entering our Challenges.
If it wasn't for all of you we wouldn't be having a Celebration Challenge today.

For this Challenge we will have 12 winners for the 12 months our challenge has been running. Yes its going to be 12 randomly chosen winners who as always can pick 3 set of my Digi Papers from the Paper Pick Tab.



I used and printed three of Lozzy's Blue Lagoon digi papers, with a Hunkydory topper (this is an 8 x 8 card because the topper is large) and some 3D stickers.


This is also for:

Creative inspirations 355: seaside, sunshine and summer holidays
Art impressions 189: sweet summertime
CRAFT 374: summer
Country view crafts August: hot summer days
Creatalicious 96: anything goes + option: sea/beach
Get creative 44: lots of blue
Eclectic ellapu August: it's a man thing
Word art Wednesday 241: anything goes
Inspiration destination 96: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge -  please click on the link to see the lovely designs of my team - and we would love you to use some of your patterned paper and show us your entries - you can enter as many times as you like during the month.

For the background of my card I used some paper from the Rose Garden Creations pad like the one I'm giving away as the prize.I mounted a vintage image from a pack from The Works on to some fake leather material, silver foiled, and mounted this on to a lovely envelope that I got in a set from TK Max. Ribbon, flowers and sentiment from stash.


This is also for:

Come and get it: lovely in pink
Ooh-la-la 210: ribbons and bows
Fresh brewed: birthdays
Simon says Monday: celebrate
Dare2Bartzy July: lots of layers
Eclectic ellapu August: floral
Crafter's cafe 154: flowers
Bunny Zoe July: summer florals
Creative craft cottage 68: anything goes
Card and scrap 122: anything goes
Kort o mania 157: anything goes
613 avenue create 187: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 38: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 162: anything goes
Craft your passion 323: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 241: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 185: anything goes
Brown sugar 209: anything goes
Crafting with friends 26: anything goes
Creative fingers 113: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 149: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 70: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 34: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 18: anything goes
Sisters of craft August: anything goes
Inspiration destination 96: anything goes