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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas card club - Christmas gifts

Rita has picked the theme for the last Christmas card club challenge for 2017 -
Christmas gifts


I have used three papers from We are 3 Winter Sunshine paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Christmas, greetings sentiment set
Di's Digi Designs precoloured digi stamp Kittys Christmas sleigh

If you would like to see the cards by the other members of the Christmas card club their names are listed down the left side of my blog.

I would like to add my card to the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies 9 - anything goes with a critter
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-9-sponsored-by-sasayaki.html

613 Avenue Create - anything goes with optional twist Christmas/winter
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Alphabet challenge - T for trees (Kitty is holding a Christmas tree)
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/t-for-trees.html

Crafty Cardmakers 201 - animal magic
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/201-animal-magic.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Cute Card Thursday 507 - anything goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-507-anything-goes.html

Di's digi challenge - winter holidays
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/winter-holidays-challenge.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Show us your Pussies cats challenge 25 - Furry thing goes / Meowy Christmas
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/show-us-your-pussies-cats-challenges-25.html


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 127

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - sketch 127
https://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor this fortnight is Digi Stamp Boutique who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.
https://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/index.php

I have used two papers from We are 3 Rainbow Gingham collection (there are eight different colours in the set)
Ribbon from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
DigiStamp Boutique digital stamp Cute Bear family banner from Cute Family Banners (there are three different families in the set)
I have coloured the digi stamp with markers.

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

This is the sketch


I would like to add my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Aud Sentiments 194 - Christmas plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Crafting by designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Crafty Girlz challenges - anything goes optional Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas challenge 362 - anything Christmas optional theme quick and easy
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/chnc-challenge-362.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Crazy 4 challenges 414 - colour something
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/crazy4challenges-c4c414.html

Createful heart cards 7 - Christmas card
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/createful-heart-challenge-7-and-blog-hop.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 71 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-71.html





Pause Dream Enjoy 202 - Bundle up

Challenge 202 at Pause Dream Enjoy is Bundle up
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/

I have used three papers from We are 3 Winter Sunshine paper set (their are eight papers in the set)
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiments set
Precoloured image from Gecko Galz Czarina Craft Kit

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

I have used the sketch at Cheerful sketches December Challenge so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html



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

Aud Sentiments 19 - Christmas + a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Christmas cards all year round - Anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Crafty Calendar - Its Christmas
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html

Creative Knockouts 222 - snow much fun
https://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/222-snow-much-fun-amb-illustrations.html

Creative Ladybirds 32 - anything goes
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-32.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Through the Purple Haze 139 - layers (more than 3)
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com.au/


Tuesday Morning Sketches 432 with We are 3

Bonnie at We are 3 is sponsoring Tuesday Morning sketches No 432 this week.
https://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/tuesday-morning-sketches-432.html and her design team made cards to add to the Tuesday morning sketches design team samples.


I have used paper from We are 3 Christmas Magic paper set
Sentiment from Happy Christmas sentiment set
We are 3 precoloured digi stamps Snow Friends:  Hipster Snowman,
Hello Snowgirl and Wow Snowman.   All the snow friends sets come with a precoloured digi and a black and white digi for you to colour.
Lace from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

This is the sketch


I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by Bonnie's design team and the Tuesday Morning sketches design team, and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my cad to the following:

613 Avenue Create 204- anything goes optional twist Christmas/winter
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Always Fun 35 - snowmen
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-35.html

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Christmas cards all year round - anything Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-challenge.html

Card Mania 99 - Christmas
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/cmc99-christmas.html

Crafting from the Heart 186 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-186.html

Crafting with Friends 56 - anything goes
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-56.html

Crafty Calendar - Its Christmas
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/its-christmas-with-our-december.html

Crafty Girlz - anything goes optional Christmas
https://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-challenge.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 104 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-104-christmas.html


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

More Mixed Media December challenge - optional white

More Mixed Media December challenge - anything goes with optional white - use a little or a lot
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com.au/

I made this canvas in a class at Mad For Markers in December 2016 but kept the photo to use on my blog for this challenge.

Add triangles of dictionary paper coming out from a central point of the canvas.  Then give a thin layer of gesso over the top.
Place mask of the text O Holy Night on the canvas where you want the words to be.
Using blue, purple and black paint, start with the lightest - blue in the middle and then add paint around in circles alternating colours around the whole canvas.
Once the whole canvas is painted and had time to dry (use a heat gun if you want to speed up the process) peel off the mask carefully.
Painted over the words and painted stars around the canvas.
Added dots with left over paint.

I hope you will go over to More Mixed Media and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my canvas to the following:

A Inky Mess 16 - anything mixed media
http://ainkymess.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-16.html

Altered Eclectics - anything altered/mixed media
https://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-year.html

Aud Sentiments 194 - Christmas plus a sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/194-christmas-sentiment.html

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/december-anything-goes.html

Scrapping 4 Fun 104 - Christmas
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-104-christmas.html

Watercooler Wednesday 147 - anything goes
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/wwc147-charlottes-anything-goes.html
Was too late - closed

We love to Create - anything creative/mixed media
http://welove2create.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-3-anything-creativemixed.html

Outlawz progressive freebie challenge December

Each month on the Outlawz progressive freebie challenge a different artist gives a free image for the members to use for the challenge.    I have missed a few months but am back this month.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-december-2017

If you haven't joined in before you can register and then send a request for this month's image and join in. 

This month we were given three digi stamps - baubles by Sandra VanBlaricum
I have used two of them.


I have used three papers from We are 3 Textures paper set
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set
Scalloped circle from Pininkie.
Added 3 buttons from Scrap Graphics and two brads.
Two of the baubles from Sandra VanBlaricum.  I have made them different sizes and coloured them with marker and glitter pen.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Stampin Challenge blog so I would also like to add my card to that challenge
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/sketch.html
This is the sketch


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

613 Avenue Create 204 - anything goes optional twist Christmas/winter
http://avenue613.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-204-anything-goes-optional.html

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-191.html

Crafting from the Heart 186 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-186.html

Crazy 4 challenge 414 - colour something
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/crazy4challenges-c4c414.html

Lil Patch of Crafty friends 71 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-71.html

Love to Craft 17 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/ltccb-17-december-anything-goes.html


Monday, 4 December 2017

Whoopsi Daisy challenge - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy December challenge is anything goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/

I have used papers and precoloured digi stamp from Whoopsie Daisy So Sweet CD.
Sentiment from We are 3 Happy Christmas sentiment set

I hope you will go over to Whoopsi Daisy and join in the challenge   Remember you must use either a digi stamp or something from a CD.

I followed the sketch at Incy Wincy designs so I would like to add my card to that challenge
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/lets-get-sketchy.html


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

Artistic Inspirations 191 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas
https://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au

Crimbo Crackers 146 - anything Christmas
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/challenge-146-anything-goes.html

Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-and-final-challenge-of-2017.html

Make my Monday - Happy Christmashttp://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/happy-christmashappy-holidays.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/november-anything-christmas-goes.html