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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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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Gecko Galz inspiration post and challenge reminder

It is my turn to do an inspiration and reminder post for Gecko Galz
http://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/



Card 1:  Papers, frame and precoloured image from Gecko Galz Victorian Spring Craft Kit.
Sentiment from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Garden Sentiments set 

Card 2:  Paper from Gecko Galz Butterfly Garden paper collection
Precoloured image from the April collage set which was free with the newsletter.
Sentiment from E-Scape and Scrap Colours of Life kit

Card 3:   Paper from Gecko Galz Butterfly gardens paper collection
Gecko Galz precoloured image from Fairy magic collage set
Sentiment from Create with TLC

If you go over to the blog you can download a free stamp.

If you sign up for the newsletter you will receive a free collage sheet every month.

Don't forget to go to the blog and join in the April challenge - Garden Bliss
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/gecko-galz-april-customer-challenge.html

and check the blog every few days to download the free stamps
https://geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

We also invite you to join the facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

I would like to add my card to the following:

Anything goes with Create with TLC element challenge 19 (I used sentiment) - card 3
http://desiref.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no19.html

Artistic Inspirations 198 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-198.html

Craftaholics R Us 16 - Anything Goes
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-16-anything-goes.html

Dragonfly Journeys 116 - April showers bring May flowers
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-no-116-april-showers-bring.html

FabnFunky 390 - Fantasy and Fairytales (card 3)
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-390-fantasy-and-fairytales.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1815 - anything goes
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/pip-challenge-1815.html

QKR Stampede 292 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-292-anything-goes.html





CD 8th Birthday celebrations card 2

I am so fuzzy headed that I used the wrong sketch for my previous card.
Here is my card using the sketch from CD Sunday
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/cd-sunday-8th-birthday-celebration-with.html

I have used precoloured digi stamp from Polkadoodles Fredericka Mini CD collection
paper from Polkadoodles Fredericka Mini CD collection
Paper from We are 3 Mod Podge collection
Sentiment from We are 3 All Occasion sentiment set
flowers from Digital Scrapbooking Studio

This is the sketch


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

Artistic Inspirations 198 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-198.html

Aud Sentiments - birthday sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/201-happy-birthday-aud-sentiments.html

Creative Moments 141 - anything goes with the optional twist add 2 or more flowers
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-141.html

Just Us Girls 437 colour week - purple
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/just-us-girls-challenge-437color-week.html


Polkadoodles week 16 - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/wk-16-polkadoodles-crafting-challenge.html

QKR Stampede 292 - anything goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-292-anything-goes.html


Digistamps4Joy - new release

Today is New Release day at Digistamps4Joy


I have coloured the new Digistamps4 Joy digi stamp JL886 Flower Spray with markers.
Used paper from We are 3 Nature Blends paper collection
Sentiment from We are 3 Birthday Wishes sentiment set

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 would like to add my card to the following:

Artistic Inspirations 198 - anything goes
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-198.html

Aud Sentiments 201 - birthday sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/201-happy-birthday-aud-sentiments.html

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html

Creative Craft Cottage - anything goes
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-106-anything-goes.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 80 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-80.html

The Rubber Buggy - April showers bring May flowers
https://therubberbuggychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/april-challenges.html



CD Sunday challenge 8th birthday celebrations

CD Sunday challenge 8th birthday celebrations
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/cd-sunday-8th-birthday-celebration-with.html

Back paper, precoloured digi stamp, elements and sentiment are all from Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Sprinkes Springtime CD

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add my card to that challenge.
https://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/digi-stamp-boutique-sketch-134.html



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

Aud Sentiments 201 - Birthday Sentiment
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/201-happy-birthday-aud-sentiments.html

Creative Moments 141 - anything goes with the twist add 2 or more flowers
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-141.html

Daring Cardmakers - blue
http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/feeling-blue.html

Digi Choosday week 16 - anything goes
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/wk-16-digi-choosday-challenge.html

Incy Wincy - anything goes with a twist dots & spots
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/anything-goes-with-twist_16.html

I realised after I did this and went to add to CD Sunday post that I was supposed to use the sketch that they provided.   I will have to make another card.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Creative Fingers 145 - anything goes

Creative Fingers 145 - anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/

Our sponsor for this challenge is Annet Goebel of Goebie Designs
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/goebie

I have used We are 3 paper from Butterfly sky paper collection
Goebie Designs Digi stamp and sentiment  Dressed Up Hippo V7 which I coloured with markers.
(The piece of lace was not supposed to be there, I didn't notice it was on the card until I started colouring)

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 my card to the following:

Crafting from the Heart 202 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-202.html

Crafty Creations - anything goes
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-364-anything-goes.html

Fab n Funky 390 - fantasy and fairytales
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-390-fantasy-and-fairytales.html

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1815 - anything goes
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/pip-challenge-1815.html


Dragon's Lair Facebook Group April freebie challenge

Dragons Lair Facebook Group April freebie challenge
https://www.facebook.com/groups/636646656454888/

Each month there is a free digi stamp on the facebook group.  If you make a card or other project with it you can request the next month's free digi.


My eyes are bad so I printed out the image large-Penny Dragons Discovery and coloured it with chalks and markers, then scanned and reduced it down and printed it out smaller.  Cut out and layered onto paper from Dragon's Lair Artistic Expressions set.  Added ribbon
Added punched flowers and rhinestone.

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

Crafting from the Heart - 202 - anything goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-202.html

Crafty Animals 13 - anything goes with an animal
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-13.html

Fab n Funky 390 - Fantasy and fairytales
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-390-fantasy-and-fairytales.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 80 - anything goes
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/challenge-80.html

Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge - anything goes with optional twist hand made flowers.
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-april-19th-to-25th-twist-homemade

The Rubber Buggy challenge - April showers bring May flowers
https://therubberbuggychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/april-challenges.html

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Alicia Bel facebook group challenge - 4th card

April challenge on the Alicia Bel facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/
The theme is animals, real or fantastic or beings that are animals in part, such as mermaids, centaurs, etc.
Also worth any digi where an animal, insect, fish, etc. appears. Even if it's like a pet. Or any digi where the character wears an animal costume. 

We had to make teams of four for the challenge.  I am in the team with Lisa JannawaySusan Bennett and Bonnie Kohane.
We are having fun making cards and chatting to each other.  The team finished the first four cards and guessed the clues correctly.



We decided that we wanted to make some more cards using the lovely Alicia Bel digi stamps so here is my fourth card for the challenge.


I have coloured Alicia Bel stamp Little Mermaid bubles using twinkling H2O watercolour paints for the tail and hair and Copics for the skin and eyes.    I coloured the fish with gel pens but the bright colours don't show up in the scan
The background is coloured with H2O watercolour paints Sea Spray, Bashful Blue and Cool water.

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

Artistic Inspirations 198 - anything goes

Crafting from the Heart 202 - anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers 209 - water

Get Creative 68 - no pattern paper (entry no 2)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 80 - anything goes

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1815 - anything goes

Penny's Paper Crafty 375 - anything goes

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything goes with the twist use watercolours