Sunday, 21 January 2018

Little Claire Designs January Designs Class


Yesterday was the first Little Claire Designs workshop day of the new year and I had a lovely but busy day!

In the morning we had 24 ladies taking part in the class and in the afternoon 21 ladies - we made six cards during each session.

I'll be sharing the cards over the next couple of months but today I thought I'd share a little calendar we made using the beautiful 'Poppies' stamp which you can find here on the website.

Here's a photo of the ladies on this morning's class:





The classes are held in Irby on the Wirral - if you're interested in coming along to a future class, keep an eye on the website here for future dates being added very soon.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Use a Sentiment


This week on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge it's an 'anything Christmas goes' challenge with the optional theme 'use a sentiment'.   You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from All Dressed Up called 'Christmas Robins' - you can find it here in the Etsy shop.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and added some red gems to the image panel.  The paper I've used is from an old Lili of the Valley paper pad.

Friday, 19 January 2018

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Male Birthday


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and this week it's 'anything goes' with the optional theme of  'male birthday'.  All the details plus inspiration from the Design Team are here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Lili of the Valley called 'Oliver Kicking About'.  

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment stamp from Uniko.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Scribbles Designs 5th Birthday Party Blowout


I'm very excited to share the news that I have now joined the Scribbles Designs  DT on a permanent basis having been a GDT for them at the end of last year.

And I've joined them at the perfect time - just as they're having their big birthday celebrations!!

The celebrations started yesterday here on the challenge blog with a brand new challenge with (of course!) a 'birthday' theme.

And today sees the start of a 3 day release party with lots of great new images plus chances to win.

If you'd like to know how to win prizes from our new releases and challenge check out the post I mentioned above.

And so on today!   Head over to the blog here to see all the details and for lots of inspiration using today's brand new release.

And here's my card made using one of the characters from today's new release set 'Brrryce Party Hat':


One lucky person who leaves me a comment on this post will have the chance to win this cute little guy!!

Head over to the blog here for lots more chances to win and make sure you check back again over the next couple of days for more new releases!

Monday, 15 January 2018

New Sparkles Challenge - Thank You


It's time for our first challenge of the year on the Sparkles Challenge Blog and our theme this month is 'thank you'.   Have a look here for all the details.

For my card I've used one of the stamps from The Greetings Farm Miss Anya set.  I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.

The sentiment is from Visible Image and the flower was made using a die from Sweet Dixie.

New Cutie Pie Challenge - January Blues


We've got a new challenge today on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and our theme is 'January blues'.  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 Pink Gem Designs called 'Cart Wheeling Snowman' - you can find him here on the challenge blog.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a computer generated sentiment.   The paper I've used is from Lili of the Valley and Craft Creations.


Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Thank You


The theme for this month's challenge on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge is 'thank you'.  Have a look here on the post from the start of the month for more details and here for the mid-challenge reminder.

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





For my card I've used a stamp from Dreamerland coloured with Promarkers.

I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too folder and die cut a hole in it - the frame was made using the die used to cut the whole and the next one up in size.  I then raised this up from the image using foam pads.

The card and paper I've used is from Craft Creations.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Something New


We're back with our first challenge of the new year on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is 'something new'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

I've made a new baby card using the Stampin' Up 'Moon Baby' stamp set - it's also a new stamp set to me because although I've had it for a while, this is the first time I've used it!

I've used one of the main image stamps from the set, two sentiments and the little single star.

Everything is coloured with Promarkers and I've used paper and card from Craft Creations.


New Crafty Friends Challenge - New Beginnings


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'new beginnings'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from SheepSki Designs called 'Daisy' which you can find here in the SheepSki Etsy shop.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from a pack I bought in Poundland.  I've layered the image with some gold paper and finished the card with some gold nailhead gems.

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Feature a Creature


It's time for the second challenge of the year on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's 'anything goes' which the optional theme 'feature a creature'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a stamp from Woodware called 'Prancer'.  I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and added some glitter glue to the white part of his hat.  The two little stamped snowflakes are also from the same stamp set.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and I've added some red gems to finish the card.

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/One for the Ladies


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - our theme is always 'anything goes' and this week's optional theme is 'one for the ladies'.  Have a look here for more details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor this week is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Rick St Dennis called 'Best Frenemies' which is available here on their website.

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

Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Not Just Cards Challenge Blog - our theme, as always, is 'anything goes'.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

This is the second of two cards I have made using some of the January new release products from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.

Aren't these two penguins just so cute?!

For today's card I've used the following:

- "Penguin Lots of Love" digital stamp which you can find here - you will get the coloured version and the outline version, I've used the outline version and coloured him with Promarkers

- "Nautical Love" digital paper pack - I've used two of the designs from the pack

- "Valentines" digital sentiments
If you'd like to see more inspiration head over to our Facebook group here.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts - 'anything goes'
Simon Wednesday Challenge - 'use patterned paper'
Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Dream Valley Challenges - 'anything goes'
Emerald City Crafts Challenge - 'anything goes'

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Let's Be Happy


It's time for our first challenge of the year on the Fab'n'Funky Challenge and our theme is 'let's be happy' - anything at all as long as the word happy is featured on your creation.

This week's challenge is just for fun and you can find more details here on the challenge blog.

I've used a stamp from My Favourite Things and some paper from a Pebbles pad.

Creative Moments - 'anything goes'
Crafty Creations Challenges - 'anything goes'
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Try It On Tuesday - 'my favourite things' (CAS cards and pink/kraft colour combination)
Hiding In My Craft Room - 'your favourite colours' (pink and kraft)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

New Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog and this week it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog

The prizes on offer this week are:


For my card I've used a stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs called 'Tea and TV' which you can find here on the website.

I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - 'masculine'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'birthday'

New Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' challenge.  You can find the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for the challenge is:
For my card I've used a colouring page from our sponsor called 'Spring Love' which you can find here in their Etsy shop.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used some paper from a new Pebbles paper pad.  The sentiment I've used is from Little Claire Designs and I just added some black gems to accent the image panel.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - 'anything goes'
Moving Along With the Times - 'flowers'
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - 'anything goes'

We Are 3 Digital Shop - January New Release


This is the first of two cards I have made using some of the January new release products from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.


Aren't these two penguins just so cute?!

For today's card I've used the following:

- "Penguin Love You, Sailor" digital stamp which you can find here - you will get the coloured version and the outline version, I've used the outline version and coloured him with Promarkers

- "Nautical Love" digital paper pack - I've used two of the designs from the pack

- "Valentines" digital sentiments

All I've added is some red paper, some gems and some Card Candi.

I'll have another card to share later in the week but if you'd like to see more inspiration head over to our Facebook group here.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - 'anything goes/dies and/or punches' (I've used two circle dies and three rectangle dies)
CCC Digi Creations - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'
Paper Creator's Crafts - 'anything goes'

Monday, 8 January 2018

New Path of Positvity Challenge - Optional Theme: Shades of Blue


Our first challenge of the new year has just started on the Path of Positivity Challenge and this year the optional themes for our challenges are all going to be based around colour.

So for this challenge it's:


Remember you can link up any card which is positive, inspirational or encouraging but if you'd like the chance to win an additional prize then you also need to follow our optional theme.

While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's colour makes you feel, if you'd like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings does the colour BLUE personally evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like

We have two wonderful sponsors for this month's challenge:


and


I'll have a card to share using Scribbles Designs later in the month but my first card uses elements from a digital kit from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles called "Naturally Cool" which is the prize for the person chosen as the "most inspirational" in the challenge.  Here are the elements from the kit:







For my card I've used one of the designs from the "Solids" paper set and one of the designs from "Set Two" of the papers.  I layered one of the frames on to the patterned paper (using Word) and then enlarged the butterfly brad and put that in the middle of the frame.

I then printed out the papers and layered them with black paper to give some contrast.

The sentiment I've used is from the "Beauty" set also from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - take a look here to see all her fabulous digital papers, elements and sentiments.

So how does blue make me feel?  I think it's a very calming colour and an easy one to layer together with different shades.   I love making men's cards and blue based Christmas/winter cards so it's a colour I use a lot.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenge - 'anything goes'
Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'

Word Art Wednesday - 'anything goes'

New Through the Craft Room Door Magazine


Happy New Year and welcome to a new issue of Through the Craft Room Door!
This issue, our Featured Digi Artist is Mary Smith of Create-ful Hearts Digis & Design. Mary, along with her partner husband opened their store in February of 2017 and have developed quite a following with their Facebook page and blog challenge.
The special challenge for January-February is up-cycling ... we’d like to see something that would normally be thrown away turned into something useful!
Our theme this issue is Easter/Spring, Friendship and Pigs! (Yes pigs, because they are cute!)
We also have 100plus inspiration card/projects for your viewing pleasure and our Designers have created an array of interesting and informative tutorials from jewelry making to mix media techniques that even a beginner can do with confidence!
So come check us out!

If you are not already a subscriber, $18.00 for the first year is a great deal as you receive access to back issues, including videos and Digi images. Cost is $12.00 for every year after that.

Head over to the  website here for more details.

And here's a photo of my card which is featured in the new magazine:


I've used a digi stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas called 'Tweet Spring'.

There's a full step by step photo tutorial in the magazine.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Emerald City Crafts Challenge - 'anything goes'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'birthday'
Crafting With An Attitude - 'anything goes'
Creative Knockouts - 'celebrations'
Unicorn Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'

Saturday, 6 January 2018

New Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


For my card I've used a digi stamp from Peppercus Design called 'Owl With Balloon' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Craft Creations.  The little sentiment tag and the Card Candi are from Craftwork Cards.


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenge - 'anything goes/wishes'
Let's Craft and Create - 'anything goes'

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Upcycle or Use Something Old


Today I'm joining the new Design Team for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge:


The challenge are weekly on a Friday and are always Christmas based.

This week our theme is 'upcycle or use something old' '- there are more details here on the challenge blog.

I've used the centre panel from an old Christmas card - I put some paper from a Trimcraft pad behind the paper cutting and then added more paper and some silver mirri foil to match the panel.

Finally I added a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - 'silver and/or gold'
Craft Rocket Challenge - 'winter'

New Gem of a Challenge - Happy Anything


There's a new challenge today on the Pink Gem Challenge Blog and this time our theme is 'happy anything'.  For all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team, have a look here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs called 'Relaxing Dave' - you can find him here on the website.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers.

The paper I've used is from a Doodlebug paper pad.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Paper Creator's Challenges - 'anything goes'
QKR Stampede - 'anything goes'
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Emerald City Crafts Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
Brown Sugar Challenge - 'birthday'

Friday, 5 January 2018

New Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes/Add Sparkle After Christmas


There's a new challenge today on the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - it's 'anything goes' with the optional theme of  'add some sparkle after Christmas'.  You can find all the details and see the cards from the rest of the Design Team 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 'A Cuddle Makes It All Better'.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then covered it with Glitter Film from Little Claire Designs before die cutting into a circle.

The paper I've used is from Craft Creations and the card blank is from Craftwork Cards.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Love to Craft Challenge Blog - 'anything goes'
Crafting By Designs - 'anything goes'
I Love Promarkers - 'anything goes'
Crafty Gals Corner - 'anything goes'

New Pattie's Creations Challenge - Fun in the Snow


There's a new challenge today on Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog and our theme is 'fun in the snow'.   You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

For my card I've used a digi stamp from Pattie's Creations called 'Pattieboop's Holiday Polar Bear' - you can find him here in the Etsy shop.

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

I liketo etner my card in the following challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenge - 'winter'
The Crafty Addicts - 'anything goes/winter blues'
Card Mania Challenge - 'monochromatic'
Crafty Creations Challenge - 'anything goes'

Thursday, 4 January 2018

New Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week 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 image from Whimsy Stamps called 'Star of Bethlehem' - you can find it here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a sentiment from Little Claire Designs.  The dies I've used are unbranded ones and the paper is from an old Dovecraft pack.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - 'anything goes'
The Merry Christmas Challenge - 'anything Christmas goes'
As You Like It Challenge - 'anything goes'
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
Crafty Animals Challenge - 'anything goes'
Createful Heart Digis -'anything goes'

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


It's time for our first challenge of the year on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challege Blog and, as always, it's an 'anything goes' theme.  You can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


For my card, I've used a digi stamp from Polka Doodles called 'Miss Kelly Von Sweets' - it's from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime collection and can be found here on their website.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used paper from a Pebbles paper pad.  The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards and the pink gems are from Poundland.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

CCC Digi Creations - 'anything goes'
Inspiration Destination - 'anything goes'
Craftaholics R Us - 'celebrations'
Double D Challenge - 'birthday' (using pink and the butterflies from the mood board)
Passion for Promarkers - 'make it digital'
Always Happy Birthday - 'birthday plus pink card base)

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