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Friday, 1 August 2014

Bearly Mine Challenge - August 2014 - Anything goes

 It is the first day of the month and therefore time for another challenge over at the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenges Blog.  This month the topic is "anything goes".  Well that is certainly a nice and easy topic for your to play along with.
For my card I have gone with a bright and cheery scheme for this get well soon card of kraft card, white and red.

The image that I have used is called "Hipster" and is by the ever so talented Krista over at Saturated Canary.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.
  
The backing papers I have used are from Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Traditions and Love Dreams (this set has been retired but if you want to purchase you can send Donna an e-mail to send you an invoice (see here for details)).

Looking at the name of the two sets I have used you would just think that they could be used just for Christmas or Valentine's Day/love/anniversary but as you can see my card isn't Christmas or Valentine's Day/love/anniversary.  As I make my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities I source items carefully to make sure I will get good use of them first before purchasing.  These two sets can be used all year round.

I have used various die-cuts on my card - a large Marianne Designs scallop shape, Joanna Sheen banner, Marianne Designs sentiment frame and a die that I got recently with a magazine with two different flowers on it.

I have finished the card off with some gingham ribbon, stamped sentiment, faux stitching, card candi and pearl dots.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Choosday - Lots of layers
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Use kraft
Cupcake Inspirations - Ribbon
Pile it On - Embossing
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Colour scheme/anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Flower power
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more dies
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Use a digi
Let's Craft and Create - Ribbon and twine
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Ribbon
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with optional twist to use the sketch
Crafting by Designs August Challenge - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - 2 or more die-cuts
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes

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Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 1 August 2014 - Anything Goes with a Delicious Doodles Image

 It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.

In July and August we have gone with a theme of "anything goes with a Delicious Doodles image" so are you ready to play along this fortnight?
I need to get a move on and make some more Christmas cards.  When it comes to Christmas cards I do like to see blues, pinks, silver and gold but my favourite colour scheme for Christmas cards is "red and green" so I have gone with this for my card today.

I have used the Delicious Doodles image called "Jolly Holly Postbox" and have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens, added highlights with my Wink of Stella clear pen and inked around the edge with my Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink.

The backing papers are from a set a friend bought me for Christmas along with the border and sentiment.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut holly, pearls and a gingham bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Lots of layers
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Ribbon
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option to use a sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Colour scheme/anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Use a digi
Let's Craft and Create - Ribbon and twine
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Red and green
Crafting by Designs August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts - Favourite colours - for Christmas my favourite colours are traditional red and green

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

It's Your Birthday

Here is a card I have made using a Delicious Doodles image called "Gothicka" and I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress ink.
The backing paper I have used is from the Bearly Mine Designs Mixed Media design set.  I have just done some matting and layering on top of the printed backing paper.

I have finished the card off with some lace, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some Card Candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with an option to use a sentiment
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all - I have gone and used Sketch #66
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Use a digi
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
At Step in the Darkness - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs August Challenge - Anything goes

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Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.  You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog and Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group

Gruffies & Guests
Every month there is a new challenge over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

To enter the challenge you must use a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers image.

Pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog to see the topic of the challenge and to see inspiration from the Design Team.

The Design Team on the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is split up into two teams.  Team A will show you their creations on the 1st day of the month.  Team B will show you their creation on the 15th day of the month.  This means that there is a good excuse to pop on over to the Challenge Blog at least twice a month to see the inspiration from the Design Team.
If you use Facebook why not pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group.  Here you can have a good natter and show your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies creations.

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Bearly Mine Design and the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog

Just a quick reminder to say that Bearly Mine Designs digital papers are available from the Bearly Mine Designs Store.  Here you will find a wonderful selection of papers.  If you look there are also some freebies so you can "try before you buy".

Every month there is a challenge over at the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  If you pop on over to the challenge blog you will find out details of the challenge and see inspiration from the Design Team.

If you want more Bearly Mine Designs inspiration, every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  So this is a good excuse to keep on popping over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Lots of "puff" needed for this card!!

 Over at the Graph'it Challenge this week the topic is "hot colours" and the Design Team were given the additional topic of airbrushing.  I thought I'd play along.
The image of a mermaid and a seahorse is from the Polkadoodles Double CD called "Bonbon Belles". I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and kept the colour scheme of bright yellow, orange, turquoise blue and a light blue.

Next came the airbrushing.  I printed off the image onto a piece of copy paper and cut out and used this as a mask over the image.  In March when I had my dental surgery I had a big box of plastic straws so I tried blowing down one onto the end of a Graph'it pen.  This wasn't too successful as I struggle blowing like that.  Then I had a brainwave and decided to cut the straw in half and see how I fared.  Success!!!  After I'd done the background with a bright yellow and turquoise blue I did the same technique but instead used the Graph'it gold sparkle pen which also gave the same result but nice and sparkly.  I was pleased how the image turned out and will certainly try again in the future.

The backing papers I have used for my card are from Crafty Individuals and are called "The Seaside".  I so love these papers and recently had to buy another set as I'd nearly used my first set up.  I have inked all the edges of my papers with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink and highlighted areas with Imagination Crafts Gold Shine Sparkle Medium.

I have finished the card off with some Joanna Sheen decorative fish net, some sand Flowersoft (underneath the shells), Marianne Designs die-cut shells/anchor/lighthouse all highlighted with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink and Imagination Crafts Gold Shine Sparkle Medium, die-cut seahorse cut with my Cricut and highlighted with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink and Imagination Crafts Gold Shine Sparkle Medium and a die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper July Challenge - Anything goes
Just Inspirational - 3 layers or more
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Emboss it
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-cuts and/or punches
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Hot colours
Polkadoodles - Clash the colours
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Use kraft
Pile it On - Embossing
Eureka Stamps - Swimming
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Colour theme/anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more dies
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Die-cuts and punches
Melonheadz Friends - Things with wings or tails
Emerald Fairies - Hip Hip Hooray - Birthday!

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge (well it's normally weekly but at the moment it's fortnightly to give the Design Team a bit of a summer break).

Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.  You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog and Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group

Gruffies & Guests
Every month there is a new challenge over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

To enter the challenge you must use a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers image.

Pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog to see the topic of the challenge and to see inspiration from the Design Team.

The Design Team on the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is split up into two teams.  Team A will show you their creations on the 1st day of the month.  Team B will show you their creation on the 15th day of the month.  This means that there is a good excuse to pop on over to the Challenge Blog at least twice a month to see the inspiration from the Design Team.
If you use Facebook why not pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group.  Here you can have a good natter and show your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies creations.

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Bearly Mine Design and the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog

Just a quick reminder to say that Bearly Mine Designs digital papers are available from the Bearly Mine Designs Store.  Here you will find a wonderful selection of papers.  If you look there are also some freebies so you can "try before you buy".

Every month there is a challenge over at the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  If you pop on over to the challenge blog you will find out details of the challenge and see inspiration from the Design Team.

If you want more Bearly Mine Designs inspiration, every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  So this is a good excuse to keep on popping over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Happy Birthday

This is a card that I have made using Debbi Moore's Decoupage Delights CD.  I have used a backing paper and design sheet for this card.  The design sheet has the main topper, decoupage elements, butterflies and the ribbon strip.

I have finished the card with some Stickles glitter glue, gems, pearls and ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
Milk Coffee Challenge - Birthdays 
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Butterflies
Glitter n Sparkle - Happy birthday
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Merry Christmas

Here is a card that I made whilst I was away.

I have used Debbi Moore's Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Magical Christmas CD for the backing paper and design sheet.

I have finished the card off with some Stickles glitter glue, pearl pen dots, gold ribbon and Hobby House pearl embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes - congratulations on your 100th challenge
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes and option to use a flower
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Layer it up
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Extra July Challenge - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo inspiration
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and optional theme is party time
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas in July

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Gruffies and Guests Challenge - July 2014 - Anything goes with the option of Summer

We are now half way through the month at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.

The topic for July 2014 is "anything goes with the optional twist of Summer".
The Scribble & Scrap Shop
This month the sponsor for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge is the "Scribble and Scrap Shop".
For my card I have used this gorgeous bee-bunny image from the Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CD.  Aren't they sweet?  They remind me of summer when you hear and see them "out and about".  I have used the matching backing paper from the CD and have used all the elements on the design sheet on the front of the card, on the inside and on the back.  I have added some Glossy Accents to the wings and antennae.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, two different ribbons, die-cut shapes and butterflies, die-cut flowers with brad centres and a little bee charm which I have had for years and years.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Dream Valley Challenge - Summer 
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of shaped cards
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Stringy things
House Mouse and Friends Challenge - All about the summer
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Card Mania - How charming
Deep Ocean - Lots of layers
Crafting by Designs - Use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
Creative Moments - Anything goes and optional twist to use one flower
4 Crafty Chicks - The Great Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday - Fun in the sun
Milk Coffee Challenge - Birthdays
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper July Challenge - Anything goes

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 18 July 2014 - Anything Goes with a Delicious Doodles Image

 It is the start of another challenge over at Delicious Doodles.  

Over July and August we have decided to change the challenge to last for two weeks and that you must use a Delicious Doodles image to enter the challenge.


It is Team A's turn to show you their creations.  
Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog to look at their wonderful cards/creations.

The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog is here.

The Delicious Doodles Shop is here.

The Delicious Darkness Shop is here.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.  You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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