Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Something Beginning With C


There's a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week we'd like to see 'something beginning with C' on your designs.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for my recent Little Claire Designs class.

I've used a tag card from Little Claire Designs which you can find here on their website and papers from the Citrus Collection paper pack which is here and the Dinkies 'Chair Man' stamp which is here non the website.

I've layered the image and papers with black paper and added some gems and ribbon coloured with a Promarker to finish the card.

Friday, 27 January 2017

New Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge - Valentines Card


A new challenge has just started on the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog and this month we want to see your 'valentines' cards.  All the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a very cute digi stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps called 'Baby Bear's Big Heart' which you can find here on her website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

The sentiment I've used is from Little Claire Designs and I've used dies from X-Cut and Memory Box.

Elisabeth Bell's Digital Release and Blog Hop - January 2017


Today I'm taking part in the January Elisabeth Bell blog hop. Everyone has used the gorgeous 'Heart Strings' image which is new to the Digital Collection.

I've made a Valentine treat holder - the view from the front is above and here is the side view:


I also decorated the back:


If you're following the blog hop you should have arrived here from Lynda's blog - from here you need to go to Linda's blog and finish us on the Digi Bells DT blog.

To be in with a chance of winning one of two digi stamps on offer, you need to leave a comment on each blog as you complete the hop.

Here's the blog hop in order:

Lynda
GDT Helen - that's me!
Linda 
Jennifer
Karina
Sebrina

and finally back to the Digi Bells DT Blog 

New Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes


Today I'm joining the Simply Papercraft Challenge as a new Design Team member! A big thank you to Fiona for inviting me to join the team!!

A new challenge starts today and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  All the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Melonheadz which is part of the 'O is for Owls' collection which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a Lawn Fawn die along the top of the card and a Crafts Too folder to emboss the background.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

New CRAFT Challenge - Love/Valentines/Anniversary


There's a new challenge on the CRAFT Challenge Blog today and our theme is 'love, valentines, anniversary' - you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from All Dressed Up called 'To Have and to Hold' - you can find it here in their Etsy shop.

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Something Fun!


A new challenge has just started on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week we want to see 'something fun' - all the details are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Aliciabel called 'Rino and Reno' - I just couldn't resist this one!  You can find it here on their website.

I've used papers from apad I bought at The Range and a sentiment and some Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

New Digital Delights Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge has started today on the Digital Delights Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the blog.

You've got three weeks to enter and be in with the chance of winning a Digital Delights gift voucher, a Top 3 place or even invited to be a Guest Designer?

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Digital Delights called 'Hanging Birdhouse' which you can find here on the website.

The paper I've used is from a pad I bought at The Range and I've used dies from Memory Box and Spellbinders.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

GDT Card for Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - Hearts and Lace/Anything Goes


This is my GDT card for the new challenge on the Elisabeth Bell World Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is 'hearts and lace/anything goes' and you can find all the details and lots more inspiration here on the blog.

The sponsor for this month's challenge is:


The winner will received four digital images of their choice and the chance to join the challenge next month as a GDT.

For my card I've used a digi from Elisabeth Bell Designs called 'Em Jay' - you can find her here on the website.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and from a paper pad I bought at The Range.  I used some lace from my stash and my Martha Stewart heart punch along the bottom of the paper.

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


A new challenge started today on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors this week are:


and


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Digistamps 4 Joy called 'Two Tubs' which you can find here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some gems to the design.  The paper I've used is from a magazine giveaway pad.

New Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - A Shaped Card


A new challenge started yesterday on the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and this week we'd like to see a 'shaped card'. You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I'm sharing another of the cards I designed for my Little Claire Designs class last Saturday.

I used the 'Wavy Seascape' outline sticker sheet which is here on the website and paper and card from Craft Creations.

Here's a side view of the card:

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Path of Positvity Mid-Month Reminder - Optional Theme: The Road Ahead


This is my mid-month DT project for the Path of Positvity Challenge.  It's an 'anything goes' challenge with the optional theme of 'the road ahead'.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for the original post for January and here for the mid-month inspiration.

The sponsors for this month's challenge are:

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
 
and
http://www.ikesart.com/

For this card I've used a digi from Scribbles Designs called 'Dare to be Remarkable' - you can find it here.

This one took me a while to colour!  I used Promarkers for the patterns and a black fine liner to colour in the words.  The words represent how we should all behave on the road ahead - we need to be as remarkable as we can be!

Sunday, 22 January 2017

LC Designs Classes - 21 January


A big thank you to everyone who came along to my two LC Designs classes yesterday - it was a very busy but fun day and I hope everyone else enjoyed it too!

Here are a couple of photos of the ladies hard at work:



If you live on or near the Wirral and would like to come to one of the classes, we meet at a church hall in Irby.  My next classes are on 25 March and you can find all the details here on the LC Designs website.

I'll be sharing some of my class cards over the next couple of weeks.  This first one (at the top of the post) uses the new Sketchy Images 'Floral Bouqet' stamp which you can find here on the website.

The borders were cut using one of the dies from the Sweet Dixie 'Elegant Borders' die set which is here on the website.

Imagine That Creative Playground January Link-Up - Anything Goes


This is my DT card for the January Link-Up Challenge on the Imagine That Creative Playground Blog.  Make sure you check out all the details and inspiration here.

This month some of the DT (including me) are showcasing a brand new digi set called 'Lorie's Seeds of Love':


The set is available here on the Imagine That website but it can also be yours free if you enter this month's link-up using any Imagine That digi!

 In addition, one entry will be selected by the DT for our "Cherry on Top" award and receive a $10.00 coupon to the shop. You may use any other company's stamps/digis/none at all for a chance to win the prize, however you will not receive 'Lorie's Seeds of Love' unless you use an Imagine That Digistamp.

I colouredthe image with Promarkers and used papers from Dovecraft.

New Pink Gem Challenge - Hearts and/or Flowers


A new challenge started yesterday on the A Gem of a Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'hearts and/or flowers'.  All the details can be found here on the challenge blog.

  The prize for one lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from    PINK GEM DESIGNS.
 
 For my card I've used the pre-coloured version of 'Mr & Mrs Hedgy' which you can find here on the Pink Gem website.  The papers I've used are from the 'Sweet Hearts' digi paper collection which you can find here.


New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Cool Colours/Tones


The theme for this week's challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is 'cool colours/tones' -you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used one of the new Sketchy Images stamps from LC Designs - this one is called 'Mother and Baby' and you can find it here on their website.

I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

GDT Post for The Digi Bells - Hugging Dolly


Today I'm sharing my weekly inspiration post as a GDT for The Digi Bells DT.  On two days during each month that I'm a GDT I'll be sharing a card on the blog but in between I'll be posting a card here on my own blog and for those posts I'll be using some of the Elisabeth Bell stamps that I already own.

For this card I've used a stamp from Elphine House called 'Hugging Dolly' - you can find it here on their website.

I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and added a stamped sentiment and some Card Candi to finish the card.  The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Must Use Flowers


There's a new challenge today on the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge and this time our challenge is that you 'must use flowers'.  All the details can be found here.

Our sponsor this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Star Stampz called 'My Sweet Sunflower' which is here in their Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Must Use Ribbon


There's a new challenge today on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'must use ribbon'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is:

https://www.craftyribbons.com/

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Mari Digis at Miss Daisy Stamps called 'Camera Girl' - you can find it here on the website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it and the black mat with Spellbinders dies.

The papers I've used are from a magazine giveaway pad and I've added some ribbon to divide the gingham paper into four sections.  I've finished the card with some die cut flowers and red gems.

Monday, 16 January 2017

New Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful:
For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lacy Sunshine called 'Melanie Boo's - The Christmas Star' which you can find here on their website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from a Bebunny pad.  The sentiment and the Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

GDT Card for The Digi Bells Design Team Blog


Today I'm sharing my first GDT card for The Digi Bells Design Team Blog - I very excited to be joining them during January, February and March!

During my time as a GDT you'll be seeing weekly posts from me using Elisabeth Bell digis and stamps and this is the first of my inspiration cards.  It also appears on the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.

I've used a beautiful digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell called 'Em Jay' you can find it here on the website.

The papers and gems I've used are from Craft Creations and I've used some Card Candi from Craftwork Cards to finish the card.

Christmas Cards All Year Round January Challenge Reminder - Add Snowflakes


This is my card for the mid-month reminder post on the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this month is 'add snowflakes'.  You can find all the details here in the original challenge post and there's lots more inspiration here in today's reminder post.

The prize on offer for this month's winner is:





For my card I've used a digi stamp called 'Winter Bird' from Jennifer Nilsson Art at Miss Daisy Stamps.  You can find the digi stamp here on the Miss Daisy website.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

New Sparkles Challenge - Thank You


It's time for another challenge on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and this month our theme is 'thank you' - all the details about the challenge are here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used one of the images from the 'Floral Irresistible Images' packs from LC Designs - you can find it here  on their website.

The sentiment stamp I've used is also from LC Designs and is here.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Mid-Month Reminder Card for Craftyhazenut's Christmas Challenge Extra


Today I'm sharing my mid-month challenge reminder card for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  Our challenges are always 'anything goes' as long as it's a Christmas project - you can find details of this month's challenge here in the original challenge post and see all the mid-month inspiration here.

For my card, I've used two of the images from the 'Festive Friends' Irresistible Images pack from LC Designs - you can find it here on their website.

I've decoupaged by elephant but cutting the image out of the second topper I used - you can see this more clearly in the photo below:


The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the sentiment is a peel off sticker.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Inspiration Post for Crafty Sentiments Designs - 60's Fashion


It was my turn to share a tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog today and this is my card.  You can find the step by step photo tutorial here on the inspiration blog.

I've used the '60's Fashion' stamp which you can find here on the Crafty Sentiments Designs website.

I've coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used paper from Craft Creations.

Here's a side view of the card:

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel Facebook Group - Challenge 3


This is my card for Challenge 3 in the Wonderful World of Alicia Bell Facebook Group.

If you head over the to the group, you can request this very cute digi free and then use it to make a card for the challenge.

You can find the group here:


I've coloured the imagewith Promarkers and used papers from a Forever Friends pad.  The sentiment I've used and the Card Candi from Craftwork Cards and I've also used some paper flowers.

New CRAFT Challenge - Box or Bag


A brand new challenge started yesterday on the CRAFT Challenge Blog and this week our theme is 'box or bag'.  Have a look here on the challenge blog for all the details. 

Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


 For my project I've used one of the templates from the 'Assorted Pillow Box' set available here on the Cutting Cafe website.

I used the PDF template printed on to patterned card from Craft Creations and cut out.  The image I used is from the 'Cute Piggies' paper pack available here from LC Designs.

Here's a view of the front of the box:

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