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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.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Digital Scrapbooking Studio beach ball challenge 4

Digital Scrapbooking Studio had scrap and chat on the four Saturdays in June.  I managed to download the links for the last three and managed to join the chat on the last one.
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/community/topic/17992-beach-ball-scrap-n-chat-june-24-with-ben/

I did two layouts for the last challenge

I used the papers and elements and the prompts from the last week.   I didn't add any photos for the first layout.  For the second layout I used a photo of my second grand daughter.  Her birthday surprise for her 18th birthday was a weekend trip to Queensland and a Rhino encounter at Australia Zoo and a day as a seal trainer at Underwater World Sea Life, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

I would like to add this layout to the following:

Always Fun challenge 12 - fun at the beach
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-12.html

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

Make My Monday 49 - summer brights
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-49-summer-brights.html



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Christmas card club - white Christmas

I am a couple days late adding my card for the Christmas Card club.
It was Lorraine's turn this fortnight and she chose white Christmas.
I thought of snow, which we don't have at Christmas here in Australia as it is summer at Christmas time and is usually hot.

I have used paper, sentiment and precoloured digi stamps from Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.  Added teddy bear from Imagine That Candy cane Teddy set.

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 this card to the following:

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas card challenge - anything Christmas/
optional theme add a bear
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/chnc-challenge-339.html

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

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

Polkadoodles challenge week 24 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/week-24-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Sweet Stampin Christmas - anything Christmas
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-anything-christmas.html


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Digistamps4Joy new release

Today is New Release day at Digistamps4Joy


 I have layered the new Digistamps4Joy digital stamp JL860 Bubblehead onto three papers from Pininkie Soap bubbles paper set and coloured with markers and glitter pens.
Added sentiment from Create with TLC.

If you go over to the blog you can see some lovely work by the design team with some of the new images.
 Don't forget to join the challenge on the blog
and we also invite you to join the facebook group


I followed sketch No 122 at The Sketchy challenges so I would like to add my card to that sketch


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

Anything goes with a Create with TLC element No 11
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no11.html

CCC Digi creations 75 - Inspired by song/nursery rhyme (I'm forever blowing bubbles)
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-75-inspired-by-songnursery.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html



Saturday, 24 June 2017

Gecko Galz Inspiration challenge and challenge reminder

My Inspiration post for Gecko Galz

and reminder to join the June challenge - Under the big top


I have made two very simple cards.
I have used papers from Gecko Galz Life is a circus paper set 
Precoloured images from Gecko Galz Clowning Around Domino sheet
Sentiments from Gingers House blog 

We also invite you to join the facebook group challenges

If you sign up for the newsletter on the side bar of the blog you can request the free collage sheet each month

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work every few days by the design team and to also pick up the free digi stamp.  This year the free stamp will only be on the Gecko Galz blog and not on our personal blogs.

I would like to add these cards to the following

A Perfect time to Craft 6 - anything goes
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/1st-june-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html

Crafting by Designs June - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/june-anything-goes.html

Crafting from the heart 164 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-164.html

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

Love to Craft 11 - anything goes
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/ltccb-11-june-anything-goes.html


Creative Fingers 133 - anything goes

Creative Fingers Challenge 133 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

and one of our sponsors this month is Rebecca Sinz - Elevenstar art
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ElvenstarArt?ref=l2-shop-info-name
who has given us some lovely digi stamps to use.

I have printed Elevenstar digi stamp Black Hellebore onto white card and coloured with markers.
Layered onto paper from We are 3 Watercolor leaves collection
Added two papers from We are 3 Romantic garden and sentiment from We are 3  Special Wishes Sentiments set

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

I would like to add this card to the following:

Addicted to Stamps - flowers
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-150.html

Crafting by Designs June monthly challenge - anything goes
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/june-anything-goes.html

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

Everybody Art 405 - Happy birthday
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/405.html

Lil patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/summer-is-here-with-sasayaki-glitter.html

Friday, 23 June 2017

Alicia Bel facebook group challenge

I have some Alicia Bel digi stamps but yesterday I bought a new one to join in the Alicia Bel facebook group challenge.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/

I have used Alicia Bel digi stamp Faery of Creations which I coloured with markers.
Paper from We are 3 Watercolor paper collection
Easel, paint and sentiment from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

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

Aud Sentiments 182 - bingo + a sentiment (I used pattern paper, digi, favourite colour - purple
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/182-bingo-sentiment-dt-call.html

Crafting with an attitude 28 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-28.html

Crafty Girls Creations 37 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-37.html

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Sweet Stampin challenge - creations for children
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/creations-for-children.html


Dragons Lair Facebook freebie challenge

Each month Dragons Lair gives a free digi stamp to use in the facebook group challenge.  If you make a project for the month you can request the next month's free image.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

I have printed the free Dragon's Lair digi stamp and coloured with chalks and markers. Added precoloured fairies, flowers, grass  and butterflies from Scrappers Delight Fairy Topia set.

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

Crafting with an attitude 28 - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-28.html

Crafty Girls Creations 37 - anything goes
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-37.html

Creative Craft Cottage 90 - no pattern paper
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-90-no-patterned-paper.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 60 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html

Scrappers Delight 67 - anything goes
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/june-challenge-blog-67-winners.html