22 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps New Release October 2017

This is one of the latest releases from Ericraft Stamps, "Rachel to the Sea".  She can be found here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548136748/digital-stamp-rachel-to-the-sea-300dpi?ref=shop_home_active_3 at a reduced price but be quick. This is such a lovely scene, created by Erica, based on a photo of her daughter, that I just had to find a suitable quote to go with it.  As you can see I need some practice on the ocean, but I really enjoyed colouring this piece of serenity. 


I have entered the following challenges:

19 October 2017

Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday - 19th October 2017

October's theme is Halloween with most digi companies I might add, so of course, Scrapper's Delights is focussing on the Halloween section of the shop http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_157&sort=20a&page=1
You will also find some great images and backgrounds in the Gothic section and if you are lucky enough you will pick up some discounted prices there too.  I have used on my treat bag Bat Women 1
 http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_157&products_id=626 and the background I have mounted her on is http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_107&products_id=793. There are a few toppers in that bundle so it is definitely a great deal and especially good when it is discounted for Halloween.  Thank you for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

I am entering:




https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/its-halloween-time-at-tiots.html
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/191-halloween-sentiment.html
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/cookie-challenge-80.html

Tiddly Inks Theme #3






I think I have made it in time with my third entry to Tiddly Inks 2:3 challenge.  This theme is Anything Goes and seeing we are in October and on the home stretch to Christmas 2017, I have chosen to design a Chrissie card. I have used Christmas Cutie - Emma available here https://www.tiddlyinks.com/digital-stamps/christmas-cutie-emma-digital-stamp/  Last week I bought a Kaisercraft Mint Wishes 6 x 6 pad because it caught my eye as it did not have red in it for Christmas. I do love red, but occasionally it is nice to use a different set of colours for Christmas.  Of course I had to buy the diecuts that matched. The round sentiment was in that pack and the little blue flower is from my never-ending stash.  I have really enjoyed this challenge at https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7164

Whenever I make a Christmas card I always put it on the Kerst/Christmas Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1910729115611650&type=3




Tiddly Inks Take 2



I told you I would be back.  This time with Theme #2 - Girly Girl of the 2:3 Challenge for Tiddly Inks. https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7141 For this birthday card I have used Fairy Flower for You https://www.tiddlyinks.com/whats-new/flower-fairy-for-you-2-versions/ I die cut a small doily out of glitter card, a couple of hearts from The Resin Rainbow https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/theresinrainbow?ref=shop_sugg and some Make It Crafty Chipboard http://www.makeitcrafty.com/
I am really enjoying this challenge.  I have had quite a few Tiddly Inks digital stamps for a while and probably like many of you reading my blog, do not use them enough. If you want to get into the blog challenges on Tiddly Inks, check out the blog here https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html/comment-page-1#comment-7141


I am also going to enter this card at https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-7-use-some-pink.html because it just happens to have some pink on it.



15 October 2017

Tiddly Inks 2:3 Challenge - October 2017

I have decided to take the plunge and enter this challenge.  Here is my first creation for the first Theme #1 Floral.  If anyone wants to take the plunge with me, there is still a few days to enter.  My goal is to get the three themes completed - hope I make it.  To join in go to this link https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2017/10/23-challenge-a-50-gift-certificate-and-more-up-for-grabs.html and be sure to read the instructions.

By the way if you like the Tiddly Inks image I have used, you will find it here https://www.tiddlyinks.com/digital-stamps/shy-violet-digital-stamp/

I have also entered this card in The Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings - WOW!! - GCC100917

10 October 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Sir Guinea Pig"

Sir Guinea Pig has graced us with his presence at the Ericraft Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548134920/digital-stamp-sir-guinea-pig-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_2 and if you love guinea pigs as I do (they have been a family pet for generations in my family including myself, my children and my grandchildren) you won't be able to resist him and check out the price, he is discounted at the moment.  He looks pretty steampunk to me, so I have added some cogs (what is steampunk without cogs?). I have made him into a birthday card and I am thinking the card might be use for my grandson'sw birthday next year.  Easy just add a number and it becomes a perfect age card.  Thank you for stopping by and don't forget grab Sir Guinea Pig before the price changes!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:




06 October 2017

Scrapper's Delights New Release "Winnie Halloween Witch 1" October 2017

We have a new release over at Scrapper's Delights store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1043.  I decided to combine the Ghosts Progressive Challenge digi into this inspiration and make a treat bag.  I came up with the sentiment (corny hey!) and for the background I used one of the papers from the A4 Halloween papers range available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_3_168&products_id=318 and they are on special at the moment because of the Halloween sale.  See details on this post: https://www.facebook.com/scrappers.delights/posts/1467753503319926

I am entering the following:
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/cookie-challenge-79.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-39-halloween.html
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/ch-193-pumpkins.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-213.html

Scrapper's Delights October Progressive Challenge Freebie

This month's Progressive Challenge freebie is the "Ghosts".  They are so cute.  For this inspiration card I have also used one of the Gothic Project Topper backgrounds.  If you participated last month, or are a newbie to our progressive monthly challenge, you can request the Ghosts over on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/, or you can purchase it at a reduced price this month. Here is the link http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=82&products_id=779. When you are looking around the store, I am sure you will find other Halloween images on special to compliment your Ghosts creation.  I have also used a Boo! chipboard piece from Make it Crafty and a cat punch from Stampin' Up which I love.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Halloween card. I don't celebrate Halloween but I could not resist using the background with the black cat for some inspiration for those who do, however I chose to make my inspiration into an October birthday card and made up the sentiment myself for a birthday and used the word Purrfect because of the cats.  I am entering the following with this card:
https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-213.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-39-halloween.html
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/ch-193-pumpkins.html
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/55-oktober17.html
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fright-night-challenge.html
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/cookie-challenge-79.html


Update - Tope 3 winner at http://daranddiane.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fright-night-winners.html


03 October 2017

Oddball Art Stamps "Ziggy"

I have used Ziggy for a New Year card.  The embossing folder behind the image has clocks on it and I have used sequin stars to celebrate the occasion.  The original image has one balloon attached to the ledge Ziggy is sitting on, but I added a couple more and filled all of them with text.  I am entering the following:





02 October 2017

"Amy Sending Kisses" Sweet Escape Digis

I made this card for my grand-daughter Verity for her 9th birthday.  The years are definitely going so fast, it only seemed yesterday when she was born.  I used this sweet digital stamp from Sweet Escape and coloured it with Copics.  I had some custom flairs made a fair while ago to use on my scrapbooking pages, but lately have been only doing cardmaking so I decided to use one on this card for her.  I have also used Make It Crafty chipboard which can be found here http://www.makeitcrafty.com/ .  I just love these two-piece chipboards Zoe sells and she is a great Aussie digital artist too.  I am entering the following with this card:
http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/oktober-challenge.html
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-141-anything-goes-optional.html
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-sept-28-oct-4-optional-twist-anything

Barbie Mate

This is "Barbie Mate" a Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp.  As Sasayaki Glitter is an Australian digi company, I decided to use it for an Aussie Christmas card.  I have entered it in the following:



http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/ccc-22.html
https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-29-2017

30 September 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design 30th September 2017 Inspiration


For my inspirational piece this month I have chosen "Worn Out Truck", another Createful Heart Digi, but this time this truck (or ute, as we call them in Australia) was designed by Mark Smith, Mary's talented husband. This digi can be found on the Createful Heart Digi Etsy shop here  https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/509668215/worn-out-truck-digital-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_6. As soon as I saw this digi, I knew it would be fantastic for any masculine card and as I was privileged enough to work with it for September, I thought it would be perfect for Father's Day.  I wanted to give it a rust effect and looked over a class I had purchased from Kit and Clowder but it was working with a copper vase, so I did some improvising of my own.  I am happy enough with my first attempt at rust, but since making the card, I have come across a few utes in paddocks on the way to my son's house, so I might even re-visit this digi after taking a few photos of the real thing.  I have used Copics, a few embellishments from my stash and the alphabet sentiment is from The Resin Rainbow, another Etsy shop, that sells resin embellishments and is situated in Australia.  This would be a great image to work with on our next Blog challenge.  Check out the Createful Heart blog here http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/ and join in our Fortnightly Challenge there.  Be sure to read the Challenge rules http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-rules.html and join us every fortnight.  There are some great prizes on offer!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:
anything-goes-gcc092517

Update on Winnings from these challenges


Featured photo on The Outlawz Challenges

Morgan's Artworld




21 September 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Bat Boy"

As inspiration for Halloween I have chosen Bat Boy to work with.  I must admit I am not big on celebrating Halloween - back when my kids were growing up, it was not a big thing in Australia, but I always have some lollies on hand if I get a knock on the door, but that didn't even happen last year.
I chose to make a treat bag and picked up this bag from the cheap shop ages ago and remembered I had just the right size for the image I had printed.  For the background I just used some Halloween papers I had on my computer. I hope you can see my creation OK, for some reason I had terrible trouble trying to save the image with the watermark through Picmonkey and had to try GIMP, which I know less of than Picmonkey.  If you want to check out Ericraft images on Etsy you will find Bat Boy here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/385636918/digital-stamp-batboy-jpeg-and-png-image?ref=shop_home_active_21.  There is also another couple of digis that might suit your Halloween needs https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/470964523/digital-stamp-3-jacks-300dpi-jpeg-image?ref=shop_home_active_31, https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/472031967/digital-stamp-die-laughing-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_32 or even https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/468298329/digital-stamp-the-brew-300dpi-jpeg-image?ref=shop_home_active_40. Take a look if you want to make some Halloween creations.


15 September 2017

Simply Betty Digitals September 2017 Progressive Challenge - Cast a Spell Betty


This month with this image, we had to use polka dot paper and two ribbons.  I made my first seam binding flower with one of the ribbons.
I have entered this in:
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/crafty-catz-challenge-384.html

Sweet Escape Digis - Music


This is a 13 year old birthday card I made for a friend's niece.  It is hard to know what to choose for that age group, but I knew Sweet Escape would have the perfect image.  Berenice has an Etsy shop and this is the link https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SweetEscapeDigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I am entering this in a challenge a Facebook friend told me about:






Outlawz Progressive Challenge - September 2017


September's Outlawz Progressive Challenge features one of my favourite pets.  Thank you Anne Fenton, a very talented DT member of the Outlawz Challenges.  Anne has called the image, drum roll please, "Cat".  I have designed a birthday card to suit the image.  Anne's blog is called Anne's Digital Art and can be found here https://annesdigitalart.blogspot.com.au/.  Check her blog out, you will be pleasantly surprised by her portraits of animals.  She is a very good artist and colourist.

I am entering the following with this card:

12 September 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design "Bouquet of Red Poppies"

Today I have decided to use "Bouquet of Red Poppies digital stamp from Createful Heart Digis & Design for my first go at the Outlawz "Sketch Challenge".  I had just finished colouring it in orange shades (I have to be different from the title) and decided to go looking as to what to do with it, into the Outlawz Challenges vault I went and signed up for the Sketch Challenge.  I really love this layout, so clean and simple.  I have gone with "Make it Crafty" chipboard in the small size, as truth be known I probably did the digital stamp a little big, before I knew what I was going to create with it.  I just love flower stamps and Mary at Createful Heart Digis & Design has some beauties.  I think I might have told you that in a previous post.  You can check out the Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Createfulheartdigis.  I think I am going to stock up on some more of Zoe's chipboard too. http://www.makeitcrafty.com/chipboard-embellishments.html

I am entering the following challenge with this card:




11 September 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Design "Old Fashioned Rose"

I just love flower digis to work with, they are so versatile to use on any type of card.  I have added to my flower collection with some beautiful specimens from Createful Heart Digis & Design.  I guess if you don't have much success in your actual garden at home, which is the case with me, especially when you have taken in as a boarder, a 17 year old grandson and his mischievous blue cattle dog.  I have just given up on the garden, so why not indulge with some more flower stamps from https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Createfulheartdigis?section_id=20966987. If you buy before 30th September 2017 you will be lucky enough to get a 10% discount, just read the announcement section at the top of the shop. 

I am going to enter this sympathy card in The Outlawz Challenge Paper ala Mode Saturday:

10 September 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Stella CRS


I chose this digi to enter the Kit and Clowder 15000 member party "Crayon Challenge.  I love Stella, this one is a bit naughty, but a great sentiment for forgetting a birthday.  The crayons were easy to use on the big spaces like the letters, but not so on the hair, but Alyce is trying to teach us not to be a perfectionist with all we do, hence the challenge.  Most entrants just submitted their coloured images, but I could not resist turning mine into this card. If you are looking for this Stella CRS image, here is the link https://bugaboostamps.com/products/stella-crs


09 September 2017

Scrapper's Delights September 2017 Facebook Progressive Challenge



This month Janice has chosen "Elephant 1" as our progressive project.  Isn't he so cute?  If you played along last month, all you have to do is look for the September Progressive Request Here post, on our group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ or if you are new to our challenge, join in there too. If you request the image, use it, put it in the appropriate month's album, you will be eligible for the next one on request.  For those who aren't eligible for the freebie, he will be available at a discounted price on the website, in the circus section.  http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_209. I hope you love this month's progressive challenge image and join us.  What a cute image to start your Scrapper's Delights experience with!
I am entering the following challenges with this card:


http://ttcrd.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/winner-and-top-3-picks-for-week-of.html


https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.com.au/
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html


Update 15/9/2017, I was one of the entries chosen in World Wide Open design team challenge as Highly Commended.  Here is my Certificate:


Update I was a winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #51 Winners  http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51_16.html





07 September 2017

Kit and Clowder Confidence Challenge CRAYONS


Well I had a go with the crayons, I think I need a class on how to learn to use them, but I never like to waste something I coloured, especially a Bugaboo stamp so here's my Christmas card featuring "Xmas Bear".

I am entering this in the following:


http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-september-1-2017
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1874737545877474&type=1

Imagine That Digistamp September 2017 Link-up


For September's Link-up with Imagine that Digistamp, I have chosen to use "Dragonfly Lilacs Planter and the Friends Sentiment comes from the same set.  The Birthday Blessings sentiment comes from the set "Bloom where you are Planted"  I have kept this birthday card simple, but added a resin doily from "Resin Rainbow" an Australian embellishment company.

You can check out Imagine that Digistamp here http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html and be sure to have a good luck around their website, they even have a freebie section, and I know we all love a good freebie!
The Resin Rainbow can be found here https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/theresinrainbow?ref=ss_profile. Janet has some great products - I should know I get a Mystery Colour Kit with alphas off her every month.

I have entered this card in:


02 September 2017

Bugaboo Stamps "Meowy Xmas Cats"


I have told you before I am addicted to cat stamps and this one from Bugaboo Stamps is no exception.

I am entering the following with this Christmas card:
For the Catch the Bug Challenge Photo Inspiration, I chose this stamp, because it reminds me of my daughter's 3 cats (unfortunately I only have one, but my lucky daughter has three to love)



29 August 2017

Scrapper's Delights -August New Release


This Scrapper's Delights new release is called "Golfer" and is available here in both male and female versions http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1038
I have made this card for a friend's birthday, and she loves golf.  While you are in the store, be sure to have a look at all the new releases http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6 - there are some beauties.  Scrapper's Delights has two challenges a month you can enter, so check them out as well.  We have a Facebook challenge over at our Group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ and a Blog Challenge over at https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com.au/.  See you there!
I am entering the following challenges with this card:

27 August 2017

Bugaboo Stamps "JJxmasbox"


Well to say I have a lot of Bugaboo stamps is an understatement, just ask Jodie, I get so confused with what I have and haven't got, but she is a real gem over at https://bugaboostamps.com/, helps me out everytime!  Well I have so many, I decided to start using them seriously.  I saw the bingo challenge for August and thought you could do that Gail, well, guess what, did it, but forgot to check dates.  When searching for it on the blog, found it, well I didn't actually go as far as finding it - I found the winners!!!!! - bummer, too late, the story of my life!.  Not to worry, I thought there has got to be somewhere I can enter - Outlawz Challenges, yes, Bugaboo, is a great sponsor of that wonderful site.  Well here we are, Festive Fridays and yes Christmas, on a winner for once.  Maybe a chance to find a few more too - feeling good about this!  For anyone associated with the August Bingo challenge, I chose the bottom horizontal line - distressing, Bugaboo stamp and 3 layers.  Merry Christmas!

26 August 2017

The Outlawz Progressive Challenge August 2017


This month's progressive challenge features Swish, the Angelfish and Swish, Tangled by Jean Chaney, a certified Zentangle teacher and also a member of The Outlawz Design Team for the Progressive Challenge as well as Twisted Thursday.  I have compared the plain angelfish against the zentangle and found a sentiment to fit the scenario.  I coloured with Copics and then roughly painted over the top of the images with a Paper Tole 3D Gloss to form a resist.  When dry I got to work with some Distress Oxide ink pads and after applying, dried the area with a heat gun and flicked some water droplets on the scene.  This was my second play with distress oxides and I am quite pleased with the outcome.

23 August 2017

Aussie Digital Artists Blog Challenge #07


For my third entry in the August blog challenge, I have chosen to use "Lilies and Lavender" another mystitchbackintwine digi.  I just love Kristyn's flower digis.  This one can be purchased at her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/506204080/digital-stamp-colouring-image-lillies?ref=shop_home_feat_4.  I have used my Copics for another clean and simple card.
http://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge-create-with-our-aussie.html

Aussie Digital Artists Blog Challenge #07


My second entry in this month's blog challenge is "Daffodils" by mystitchbckintwine and is available her on Kristyn's Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/520010383/digital-stamp-colouring-image-daffodiles?ref=shop_home_active_10.  I went for a clean and simple designed card colouring the daffodils with my Copics, used a corner punch and a vintage heart for simple decoration.  
http://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-challenge-create-with-our-aussie.html

22 August 2017

Aussie Digital Artists Challenge #07


Thank you Kristyn once again for another freebie for the challenge.  I thought "Peace Love Girl" might be a good theme for a Christmas card, so I used the traditional colours of Christmas to colour her and chose a sentiment fitting for Christmas and the peace message she is trying to convey.  The Flower Power/Hippie era was very much around with my age group, so it would be good to give this card to someone who remembers that crazy flower child time (not the drug taking of course, stayed clear of that aspect), maybe just the fashion but not to the extreme as Peace Love Girl! lol.  Thanks for stopping by and thank you to Kristyn for the image.  Why not check out her store at https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Mystitchbackintwine.  There are some other digis available to go with this one or have a look around at her other great creations.  Please support Aussie artists.

21 August 2017

Imagine that Digistamp August 2017 Link-up


For this month's link-up, I have gone with "Kitty in Flowers".  I am a real sucker for cat stamps and as soon as I saw this one at Imagine that Digistamp, I knew I had to have it.  I have used my favourite colour, purple and I love the addition of the yellow to make the scene bright and happy.  Thanks for stopping by and see you again some time - MEOW, MEOW!
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/creative-link-up-for-august.html

15 August 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge - August 2017


For this month's challenge, Gerda has kindly us the image "Cake Monster" aka "Birthday Monster" and what a cutie he is.
I found this perfect background paper and a wooden cupcake in my stash that I thought would be perfect for him.  I came up with the sentiment myself and used my red Viva pen here and there.  Thank you Gerda for this image and hope all those looking at my creation think he is cute too.
This is the link to Gerda's Monthly progressive challenge:

CREATEFUL HEART DIGIS & DESIGN - 1ST DT POST FOR 1ST BLOG CHALLENGE; A LOT OF FIRSTS ALL ROUND

Have you heard of Createful Heart Digis & Design? Well if you haven't yet, let me tell you about them. A few months ago, Andrea from Sheepski Designs mentioned on her Facebook Group, Mary Smith who was starting an Etsy shop with her creations.  Well, Gail always checks out any digis recommended by anyone and I was immediately taken by Mary's cat digis.  I am a sucker for cat digis, stamps, paper, anything!  I bought them immediately, as we all do, and joined her Facebook group where Mary started a mini-challenge, even offering a couple of freebies to add to my collection.  I was posting my creation on her page, when I noticed her post for DT applications.  I thought OK, procrastinator Gail (big time) should give this a go, a new digi store, early days, what can I lose.  Well, the outcome - I am on the team, hooray, streamers, balloons, the works, I am so happy to be in this little family.  We are starting on the ground floor and have graduated from a mini-challenge on Facebook to our 1st Blog Challenge over at http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/ starting on 15th September 2017.  It is an "Anything Goes" challenge and all the rules are here http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-rules.html. Drop in and meet the team http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/p/meet-team.html.  I think this is the first time a photo has gone up of me, not real good at selfies but Mary wanted one, so whatever the boss wants, the boss gets!
For my first creation for Createful Heart Digis & Design and their first blog challenge, I have chosen to work with "Princess Annabelle".  Isn't she just adorable, a perfect image to use on a card for that favourite little girl in your life, a must in anyone's digital collection.  She is available in the Etsy shop here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/532808386/princess-annabelle-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_7, or if you want to have a look at all Mary's designs just click on this link https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name. While you're clicking links go to Createful Heart Digis & Design Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1802862793362586/ and join in the fun. You will find the guidelines of the group in the files section, along with a Members Birthday file, so be sure to read the guidelines and put your details in the birthday and blog folders.  When it's your birthday, Mary has a great deal if you purchase 2 digis from the shop, you can email her for another image free.  I could not pass on that deal myself; "Happy Birthday Gail", I bought you two new digis for your collection, but you will actually be getting three, great present! Well have I forgotten anything to tell you in my first post for Createful Heart, probably yes, but in my favour, this would be the longest blog post I have ever done. Blog posting still scares me a bit! Oh yeah, I forgot, what did I use in my creation?  Well I coloured in Copics, with a bit of Copic Purple Glitter Pen thrown in here and there and some Stella Clear. The background design paper came from one of those 6 x 6 pads you find in your travels, can't even remember which shop, could have even been Big W some time ago, but I thought it really suited the little princess theme.  I created the heart and sentiment in Publisher, because I always use Publisher to do my digital stamp arranging and the flowers, they are from my never-ending stash.  I hope you like Createful Heart Digis as much as I do and join our Group. Also check out our 1st Blog Challenge, it runs from 15th August until 14th September - you have plenty of time to put in an entry. For those of us who don't live in Mary's home state of Indiana, USA, she has put a clock on her blog which is very helpful to those of us in opposite ends of the world, to help you work out the time differences for the challenge dates/times.  See you again soon!  Gail xxx
The challenges I am entering with Princess Annabelle are:



12 August 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Hum"

As promised another piece of inspiration to show you from Ericraft Stamps.  I am so loving Erica's flower digis.  This rose is perfect and can be used for so many themes on a card, sympathy, birthday, friend anything really, so versatile!  If I have tempted you to look further at Ericraft Stamps you will find them over at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/531888652/digital-stamp-hum-300dpi-jpeg-file-by?ref=shop_home_active_2 where you will see Erica's beautiful colouring in pencils of this design.  Grab "Hum" and "Buzz" while they are at a special price.  Thanks for dropping by, did I tell you I love Ericraft flower images!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Scrapper's Delights August 2017 Progressive Challenge Inspiration

Don't you just love Honey images at Scrapper's Delights?  Well this new range of Honey in the kitchen is no exception.  "Honey-Chef is the progressive challenge digi this month, so I hope you entered last month so you can receive her. If you are new to Scrapper's Delights' Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ please head on over and hit the join group button.  From there the pinned post will give you all the details of the current progressive challenge and how to get hold of Honey Chef.  As a member of the group, you will also find a Fan Member Discount Coupon (only for Group members)  to use to purchase at the store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/ Check out the accessory stamps to go with Honey Chef.  I have used the Kitchen Scene Builder http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1030 and the Kitchen Scene http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1029c   
I used various kitchen pieces and foam tape to create a bit of depth.  There are also some other characters to join Honey in the kitchen if you so desire.  Check out Charlie and Jill - you get both characters in each set and if you can't decide which version to get out of the three available, splurge on the lot with the 30% discount for Group members.  
Thank you for stopping by and have fun in the kitchen!      
The challenges I am entering with this creation are:
    http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/reto-de-agosto-todo-vale-o-anything-goes.html                                           


http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/1st-august-2017-classic-design-team.html

10 August 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Buzz"

I love flower stamps and there are two new releases from Ericraft Stamps that are absolutely gorgeous.  This one is called "Buzz" for obvious reasons, don't the two bees just finish off the flowers.  This stamp is available in the Etsy store at a discounted price at the moment so drop in and take advantage of this great offer. You will find it here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/545725237/digital-stamp-buzz-300dpi-jpeg-file-by?ref=shop_home_active_1
I am entering the following challenges with this card:
http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/reto-de-agosto-todo-vale-o-anything-goes.html
http://cardsinenvy.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/bug-me-insects-bugs-card-challenge.html

28 July 2017

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - July 2017



This month we have used the image called "Dog" compliments of Anne Fenton from Annes Digital Art.  I wanted to make a card with this cutie, but at first didn't know what theme, then I thought I could make a card for a new pet.  Thank you Anne for your talent and your generosity in letting the Outlawz Challenge use one of your images.