Monday, 28 January 2013

GDT for Forever Friends

There is a new fortnightly challenge starting today over at Forever Friends with a theme of Ribbon and/or lace and as one of their sponsors for this challenge is Pink Gem Designs some of the DT of A Gem of a Challenge were asked to be GDT.

This was made using a digi pre coloured image from Pink Gem and the backing paper if also a digi download.


Aud Sentiments - Bingo Diecuts, Thank, You

Saturday, 26 January 2013

A Gem of a Challenge - Holidays

Our new challenge that starts today at A Gem of a Challenge is Holidays, now that can be Easter, Christmas, Summer etc.  For my card I have chosen Easter, but as we have sunshine and clear blue sky today I am thinking more towards a summer holiday!

I have used one of the gorgeous new digi images from Pink Gem, this one is Chloe with daffodils and I have used Spectrum Noir and Promarkers for colouring.  The backing paper is from Spring Drop pad.

The winner of our challenge will win two single digi images of their choice from the Pink Gem website.

Card Crafter's Circle - Green and Yellow
Paper Crafting Journey - For a Girl
Inky Chicks - Bingo Sentiment, image, bow
Creative Card Crew - Girly

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Show Us Your Frillies!

Sweet Stampin' challenge this week is called Show Us Your Frillies! So we want to see, frilly dresses, paper frills, or lacy frills.

Don't you just love this little girl, she is one of the LOTV stamped images, coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens, don't think she is happy wearing that frilly skirt!  I have also added a frilly lace and ribbon border.

We have a monthly sponsor of The Ribbon Girl and the winner being chosen at the end of the month will receive a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

And our weekly sponsor is Lili of the Valley and the winner will receive a £10 voucher and as LOTV have some gorgeous new stamps being released on Monday, that will be well worth winning.


Divas by Design - Make it Girlie
Allsorts - Flower Power
Creative Inspiration - One for the Girls
Stampin' for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Crafting by Designs - Alcohol Markers
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Die Cut and Flowers
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Flowers and Ribbon
In The Pink - Luscious Lace

Friday, 18 January 2013

Winter Wonderland - Vintage

It certainly is a Winter Wonderland out there this morning! We have had lots of snow overnight and more forecast, hope it doesn't hang around too long.

Our challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is Vintage, this doesn't have to be Christmas so I have chosen to do a man's card. I am not really into vintage but when I saw this free stamp that was with this quarters Creativity magazine, thought it would fit the bill.

When I bought the magazine I also bought this docrafts embossing folder, and blended some distress inks.

We are sponsored this week by Wild Rose Studio and the winner will receive two  of their gorgeous stamps.


Totally Papercrafts - Embossing
Moving Along With The Times - Birthday Card
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Something New (New stamp and embossing folder)
Crafts and Me - Something New (New stamp and embossing folder)
Creative Moments - Monochrome

Sunday, 13 January 2013

New Beginnings and DT Call

This is a midway reminder for our challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge and our theme is New Beginnings.

I have used a pre coloured cute image from Pink Gem Designs The backing paper and sentiments are also digi dowloads from Pink Gem.

The winner of the challenge will win 4 digi imaged from Pink Gem Designs

We are also having a DT call, so if you are interested in working with Janet's beautiful images pop over to the challenge blog for all the details.


One Stop Craft Challenge - New Beginnings
Papertake Weekly - Happy New ..
Allsorts - Dies and Punches
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Pastel Colours
MilkCoffee - New Beginnings
Crafting for all Seasons - Something New
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

I have had to schedule this posts so hope all works okay. So, we make a start on our Christmas cards for 2013! And our challenge for this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is Cold and Frosty

I bought this image a while ago and didn't get round to using it, but thought it was perfect for this challenge.  I have used Spectrum Noir for colouring and added snowflakes and glitter.

Our sponsor for this months challenge is My Mum's Craft Shop and the winner will receive a £10.00 voucher.


Creative Card Crew - Snow and Ice
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Animal
Fab 'n' Funky - Winter
Fussy and Fancy - Furry Friends
CHNC - Santa has gone into hiding
Without Words - Baby it's Cold Outside
Love to Create - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Sentiments - Sparkle and Shine
(PIN)spirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Our first challenge of 2013 has started over on Sweet Stampin' and our theme this week being White plus one other.

I have chosen to use black and white with a stamped sentiment as the focal point.  I have embossed the background and added diecut leaves and punched flowers.

We have some great new sponsors this year, and our monthly sponsor is
The Ribbon Girl - with the winner receiving a £10 voucher to spend in the store.

And our sponsor for this week is Cuddly Buddly who are also giving a £10 voucher to spend on their fabulous web site.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Winter Wonderland - Travel

Our first challenge of 2013 starts today over at Winter Wonderland and our theme this week is TRAVEL.  For the first few weeks of the year your entries don't have to be Christmas, as I am sure lots of you have had enough of Christmas cards for the time being.

I recently bought a couple of Debbi Moore cd's - Cards for Men and this is what I have used for my card, the decoupage,  backing paper and sentiment are all printed from the CD.

We have two sponsors this week, J & C Creations with a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in the store.

And also Crafty Ribbons

With the winner receiving this wonderful collection


Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes