Saturday 30 November 2019

Get your party on!

Good morning, I'm joining in with Team Wendy for this week's  challenge at Sweet Stampin' . 
Today is St Andrew's Day so we've picked the theme of Blue and White. My card IS blue and white ...I promise, it just looks grey because of the poor light...
It's a very simple design on a shaped card base, the wonderful partied-out bear is from Sheepski Designs, coloured with copics, sentiment is stamped.
Remember that we're celebrating our 10th Birthday at Sweet Stampin', all  eligible entries from November challenges will be included in a prize draw to win some lovely digis from Whimsy Stamps...just follow the theme and include some stamping!
Thanks for stopping by

Challenge entries
jansdigistamps #2
kraftychicks #483
southerngirls -28 Nov-atg
artydivas #9
cutiepie #141

Friday 29 November 2019

Santa's good list - Crafty Catz Challenge #485

Good morning,  it's Christine's turn to host the challenge at Crafty Catz this week, she's picked the theme of Clean and Simple. Now I love CAS cards, I'm just not very good at them, can't stop my hands from adding stuff even when my head says 'NO'! 

We have 2  lovely sponsors this week 
who generously provided the DT with some lovely images to play with.

our 2nd Sponsor is

I coloured up the lovely traditional  Santa image, popped him into a white die cut frame and added a stamped 'ho ho ho'...nothing else! 
I hope you choose to play along with the Crafty Catz this week, as always the theme is optional....but if you still have loads of Christmas cards to make CAS is probably the way to go!! :)
Thanks for visiting
Have a great weekend

Challenge entries
creativeknockouts #326
addictedtostamps #369
Double D - style- CAS
alldressedup #99
hollyandivy #61
TIOT -Song- Santa Claus is coming to town
craftycardmakers. #246

Wednesday 27 November 2019


Good morning, it's the last week of November (how did that happen?) so our theme at Fab'n' Funky is Anything Christmas - we regularly have a Christmas themed challenge on this last Wednesday of the month, it really does help us to get ahead with our Christmas makes.
I made a card featuring a fun image from Mo Manning- Coal. This was October's freebie Patreon image, it's now available here in the shop. I just love the look on this naughty little one's face, she's totally unperturbed to be getting coal in her stocking, obviously knows it's all she deserves! I added a stamped sentiment to the front of the card to keep it closed, oh, how often have I used that warning to get the grandkids to do as I want them to!  The sentiments that came with the image 
are on the inside...

Well the big day is getting very close now...time to panic if you haven't started on your cards!
If you're stuck for ideas hop over to Fab'n' Funky to see what my clever teamies have created this week, then why not share one of your own festive creations, we'd love to have you play along.
Thanks for stopping by
have a lovely day

challenge entries
CCAYR - November Ch.
sweetstampers #38- Christmas
watercooler #249
12monthsofchristmas #59
worldwideopendesignteam #11
alphabet R for ribbon

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Snowman, cocoa and marshmallows....

New Releases!

It's Tuesday, time for a New Release Digi at Catch the Bug, here's the card I made featuring the cute Snowman Cocoa, he looks so pleased with himself juggling those marshmallows!

I coloured the image with copics, added Fluffy Stuff to his hat and some chunky white embossing enamel for snow. Papers from stash, die cut snowflake and sentiment.
Thanks for looking

Challenge entries:

Saturday 23 November 2019

A pop of red

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog
Good morning, before I move onto today's card I want to share some great news with you...Sweet Stampin' Challenges will be 10 years old on Monday! I think that's a wonderful achievement...10 years  and still going strong.
I have a special soft spot for this lovely Challenge and it's team, I joined 7 years ago- I had only been card making for a short while and I was delighted to be invited. 
To celebrate this landmark birthday Sweet Stampin will be holding a draw at the end of November,  all the entries for the whole month will be included (as long as they contain some stamping, of course.)
There is a fantastic prize of 5 digis from Whimsy Stamps for the lucky winner.
Now for this week's challenge and today's card- the theme is 'add a pop of red'

I made a circular card in black and white featuring some of my beloved Lavinia stamps. I masked the fairy's hat so that I could stamp it in red and added the 'fur' trim with a white gel pen, the die cut branches are (Tim Holtz) Sizzix 
I really love the cards my lovely teamies have created this week, hop over and take a look for yourselves! We'd love to have you play along, and who knows, you could be the winner of the fabulous prize. The more entries you make this month (max. 3 per challenge) the more chances you have to win!

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week.

Challenge entries
pennyblack # Christmas
fairyandtheunicorn # November

Friday 22 November 2019

Crafty Catz # 484 spots and/or stripes

Good morning, this week at Crafty Catz it's my turn to host the challenge, which means I get to pick the theme, so I chose spots/and stripes...either or both.
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous LeAnne's World 101

Prize - 2 images from store
I fancied making a non-Christmas card for a change so I chose to use the cute Sassy Sally digi. I've used my copics to colour, added a bit of stencilling around the image and layered it up onto left over scraps of dp. I added a button, stamped sentiment and 3 tiny brads.

My teamies have created some lovely cards with these sweet images...pop over HERE to see for yourself. 
As always, the theme is optional, so why not play along! 
Thanks for visiting 
have a great weekend

Challenges entered:

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Red mitten day

Humor Me Wednesday!

It's Humour Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug, I made a little gift tag in honour of Red Mitten Day (21st November). I printed and coloured the Circle Sentiments Warm Wishes digi and attached it to a die cut and embossed tag. I added a pair of die cut red mittens and some twine, quick and easy and another much needed tag for my stash.

Thanks for visiting, have a good day

Challenge entries
craftysentiments Christmas
CCAYR winter clothing
do-allkreatives #35
Tales from the Craft Room #10

Saturday 16 November 2019

November Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug

Weekly Challenge!
Good morning, it's time for our monthly Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug, I made a card featuring  the fabulous Heels -Big Bows using Sentiment/ Embossing/Sparkle

I've coloured the image with copics and added a tiny gem to the bows. The black background is embossed as is the black panel behind the image (difficult to see in photo!) The tiny red gems are stuck on individually (took ages, very fiddly!)The sentiment is stamped.  There's loads more inspiration for you over at Catch the Bug, so do hop over and take a peek.
Thanks for visiting
enjoy your weekend!

Friday 15 November 2019

Crafty Catz #483 -optional twist- Birthday

Good morning, the weekend is almost here and it's time for our weekly challenge at Crafty Catz. Our sponsor this week is  Colour Of Love

It's Billie's turn to host and she's picked the theme of Birthdays- as always, the theme is optional.
I used a sweet sponsor image called Rory Heart You, which I've coloured with copics, glossy accents to some of the balloons on the image. I've added a few pearls, a stamped sentiment and die cut balloons. 
There are some gorgeous cards made by my teamies using these sweet images over at Crafty Catz, so do hop over and take a look, hope to see play along this week.
Thanks for visiting and have a good day

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Add some sparkle at Fab'n' Funky

Here's my second card for today, over at Fab'n' Funky the theme , chosen this week  by our lovely Susan , is - add some sparkle. I thought I'd make something other than a christmas card so I coloured up this sweet Mo Manning fairy. I used a Gelly Roll sparkle pen to add the sparkle to the image and stamped sentiment. 
Hope you decide to play along with this week's challenge, just click HERE to hop over and take a look!
Thanks for visiting today

Challenge entries:
digichoosday #46
dreamvalley #213
jansdigistamps #1
fairyandtheunicorn Nov. Challenge
aaacards #153


Good morning, I've two cards to share today. The first one is for our November Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas   the theme for this month is trees. I made a simple aperture card with an embossed panel and acetate window. I die cut 4 trees from a gold coloured card for the frames and piece of card coloured with brushos for the inside panels. I tree adhered to front of card, the other 3 inside. The die cut sentiment is Tim Holtz.

This is the penultimate challenge for this year...time is fast running out! If you're looking for inspiration there's plenty to see over at CaSS, and of course we'd love to have you play along and inspire us with your own beautiful creations.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back later with my second card.

Challenge entries
stinkininkers -dies/punches
classicdesignteam Nov Challenge
diesrus #132
HLS Atg with dies Nov.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Did someone mention Christmas??!

New Releases!

Tuesday is New Release day at Catch the Bug and today there are two new images to choose from. I made a card featuring AKV (A Kids View) Turkey-

I coloured the image with copics, glossy accents to his eyes,  added some stamped sentiments. 
Papers from stash and a die cut holly sprig tied with twine. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is a good one.

Challenge entries:
happylittlestampers November Christmas
sheepski #32
Winter Wonderland holly or ivy

Saturday 9 November 2019

Make your own background at Sweet Stampin' Challenges

Good morning and happy weekend, my card today is my DT make for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'make your own background'. I have a fabulous stamp that I was itching to use- given to me by one of my lovely Sweet Stampin' teamies- thanks again Sammy, you are such a generous lady!. This was the perfect opportunity to have a play! The background is a combination of brushos and  black distress ink through a stencil. I stamped the fabulous image with black Versafine Clair and added a few music themed stamped images and  die cuts. The sentiment is stamped onto an offcut of the brusho paper. I added a few metallic star brads.
I really enjoyed making this card, it's so good to play with inks and stamps and seeing what evolves! 

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to hop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what my lovely teamie have been up to, we would love to see what you create for this challenge!
Have a great weekend
Challenge entries:
countryviewchallenges. November Challenge

Friday 8 November 2019

Crafty Catz Challenge # 482- Anything goes/Christmas!

Good morning, this week's challenge at Crafty Catz is up and running! Aunty Sue, our lovely boss lady, is hosting this week - she picked the theme of Christmas.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge- JMC Designs
JMC Designs Art

who provided the DT with some fabulous images to use- love these quirky digis!
I chose to use Northern Hights, which I've coloured with Copics including the night sky, added the snow with a white gel pen. I made a circular card, embellished with snowflake and sentiment die cuts, a bow and glittery button. 
There are plenty more lovely creations made with these whimsical digis over on the challenge blog, so please do make time to take a look! I hope you'll be inspired to play doesn't have to Christmas themed- anything goes at Crafty Catz.
Thanks for stopping by

Challenge entries:
creativefingers #174
kraftychicks #480
Ellibelle November Challenge
shoppingourstash #408
colouringinscrapland November Challenge
digidoodle #22
worldwideopendesignteam #10

Thursday 7 November 2019

Fairy Christmas

Good morning, Thursday is 'Oldie but a Goodie' day at Catch the Bug, an opportunity for the DT to play with some of Jodie's older images, I think it's my favourite day as there are so many of these gorgeous digis to choose from and basically I can make whatever I want with them :)  today's card is featuring the  beautiful Fairy Christmas. I printed the image onto mixed media paper and coloured with pencils for a change! Papers from stash, a stamped sentiment, pearls and ribbon to finish. 
If you hop over to Catch the Bug you will find more creations showcasing some of these lovely digis. 
Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day
Challenges entered:
artydivas #8
unicorn #49
dragonflydreams -Christmas
CHNC #462 (Holly)

Saturday 2 November 2019

Cute and girly at Crafty Calendar

Good morning, I'm here with my card for this month's challenge at Crafty Calendar, we're sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles and our theme this month is Cute and Girly.

I made a CAS card featuring the sweet.Winnie Belle of the Ball digital image...they don't come much more girly than this! I coloured with copics and added a little sparkle to her crown.  A couple of die cut sentiments to finish. 
(Apologies for the bent corner, I dropped the card on the floor and quick as a flash Mathilda sat on it!!! I'm lucky the damage wasn't a lot worse -it actually shows more in the photo, hardly at all IRL!
Bloomin' dog!)
Thanks for visiting today, please stop by the Challenge Blog for more inspiration and to add your beautiful entry!
Have a good weekend

Friday 1 November 2019

Snowy huddle

Good morning...1st of November- that means it's Christmas next month!!! So to help you on your way to getting those festive cards made Zora has chosen the theme of 'snow' for our challenge at Crafty Catz this week. Oor sponsor this time is  the fabulous Sheepski Designs

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who generously gave the DT some fantastic images to play with.
I made a bridge card using the sweet Huddle image, aren't these little penguins adorable! I used my copics to colour,  added glossy accents to the specs,fussy cut around the top of the image and adhered it to a strip of deep blue cardstock. The card base is simply covered with snow patterned DP (magazine freebie) I added a die cut sentiment and snowflake borders.
As always, there's plenty more to look at over at Crafty Catz, we'd love to see what you make of this theme too...or just play along anyway- the theme is optional.
Thanks for stopping by

Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #108 -  S for snow
C.R.A.F.T. #534
cutecardthursday #606
craftysentiments fancy folds
colourcrazy #43
sheepski #32