Monday, May 21, 2018


We have a dinosaur lover in our family, and he's celebrating his 3rd birthday.  I decided to go with pre-coloured images from the Polkadoodles Sticks and Bones collection, to whip this one out quickly.  I cut all the images out on my Cricut, and used the number 3 to make the base card.  And that's all there was to it!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #234: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping in for a look!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Hi Everybody!

This week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges, we are showcasing two fantastic sponsors, with 2 fantastic prizes up for grabs!

is giving away 3 digi images of the winner's choice, and 

is giving away 2 digi images of the winner's choice

I have made a card using Dog Days of Summer from Pattie's Creations.  I've coloured the image with markers.  

My paper is from the PhotoPlay Cooper & Friends pack.  I typed up the sentiment and cut it out using a Spellbinders die.  The doggie treats and sunglasses are Jolee's stickers, and the dog tag is a Creative Mates sticker.  

Both our sponsors this week have a wonderful array of images available, so you'll want to pop over to their stores to have a look.  You can use their logos above.  

Be sure to pop back to Penny's to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration this week.

Good luck!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts Challenge #245: Humorous
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 200: Anything Goes


There is little more heart-wrenching than losing a furry loved one.  We lost 2 in the space of a few months, a few years ago, and I wasn't sure I was going to ever fully recover from the loss.  I don't think I have.

This week I was asked to make a sympathy card for someone going through this pain right now.  I feel that sympathy cards serve one purpose only - as the means of carrying our message of love, support and sorrow, and therefore, they shouldn't draw any attention to themselves.  While we may feel joy at the reaction of someone opening a beautiful hand made birthday card, there is no joy surrounding a loss.  So... when these awful cards need to be sent out, I like to keep them as plain and simple as possible.  

I used two embossing folders to create the base, a Spellbinders die for the sentiment tag, and a Poppy Crafts die for the heart.  I typed up the sentiment and used a KaiserCraft paw print stamp.  I've added a bunch of teeny roses.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations May Challenge: Clean & Simple

Thanks for popping by for a look.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Good Morning fellow crafters!

This week at PASSION FOR PROMARKERS we'd like you to add gems or pearls to your project.

We have a fantastic prize up for grabs!

will be giving 3 digi images to our lucky winner!

I have used Lonely Sisi, and coloured her with Promarkers.  
I wanted her to stand out from her background, so I kept everything else mainly monochromatic.  I have created a box card for her, using papers from the Stamperia Old Lace pack.  There are lots of pearls in the paper design, and I've added a pretty pearl swirl on the front flap.  

To be included in our random draw for a winner this week, just use your Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) products, and follow the theme.  It would help the Design Team if you could mention in your post, which Winsor & Newton product you've used (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers).

Good Luck!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting With Friends Challenge 67: Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1819: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Here Come The Girls
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge 232: Playing Dress Up
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge 115: Ladies


Hello crafters!

This month at Digistamps 4 Joy, we have a few stunning images to showcase for you, that would be perfect for a card for your mom!  Our theme for the challenge is Anything Goes, with the optional addition of focusing on mothers.  You have until the 31st of May to get your creations in.  These gorgeous images would be perfect for any special woman though!

I have used My Little Black Dress, and coloured it with markers.  My papers and tags are from the Stamperia Shabby Rose pack.  I typed up the sentiments on my computer and VERY CAREFULLY plotted them on my screen so that I could send them to the printer, correctly lined up on the tags on the page.  

I've added a hand crocheted doily by Annette (my own mom!), a strip of lace from Reminisce, an Xcut die cut heart, and a KaiserCraft pearl brad.  My flowers are Little Birdie and Prima.

To see what other beautiful images are available in the store, just click on the logo ⤵︎

To see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and to enter the challenge:

We'd also love you to join us in our FaceBook group:

Here are a few close-up shots of my card:

 I'm looking forward to popping in to see what you create this month!  Happy crafting!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #233: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #334 - #335: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: D for Dots
Crafty Creations Challenge #366: Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #295: Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Hi Everybody! 

  We have a brand new Anything Goes challenge starting at Penny's today with a fantastic prize up for grabs!

Prize TBA

The whole team got to use images from Pink Gem Designs this week and we have put together some gorgeous inspiration for you!

I have used Posh Poppy on my card.  I decided to make a double opening card - I'm sure it has a proper name, but I have no idea what it is!  I decided to use Poppy twice, and to dress her in different colours and zoom in on her in the 2nd image.  I have coloured her with markers.

My papers are from the Little Birdie Pretty Pastels pack.  I've used a whole bunch of rubber sentiment stamps - mostly freebies that came with craft magazines, but also from Sweet 'n Sassy.  The stitched tag shapes are Poppy Crafts die cuts.  My flowers are Jenni B, and the glittery flower and butterfly on the green background are stickers.

I've taken lots of close-up pics to show you:

 Don't forget to pop back to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team have created for your your inspiration this week, and be sure to pop over to our fantastic sponsor, where you'll find the cutest images around!

Thanks so much for popping round for a look!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 466: Fancy Folds
The Cutie Pie Challenge #123: Add a Butterfly
Papercraft Challenge #11: Flowers
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 445: Floral
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #67: Anything Goes


Hi Everybody!

This little guy is called Dino Mite Dude and he's one of the new range at Polkadoodles, called Little Dudes.

I have coloured Dino Mite Dude with markers.  The papers are from the Sticks and Bones collection, but the image comes with a set of three papers that are perfect for him too.  The sentiment is included in the download.

You can find loads more of this little guy and a whole lot of other Little Dudes on our FaceBook page, so why don't you join us there!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge 83: Animals
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 205: Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy May Challenge: Anything Goes + Dies cuts/punches
Dream Valley Challenge #178: Add Ribbon and/or Lace

Thanks so much for visiting!