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Here is my inspiration piece for Whimsy stamps this week. Lovin' getting a pace on with my Christmas cards!

Recipe

Image taken from the sentiment sheet Christmas 2 
Dp's are from the set Snowfall papers and Hot Stuff
Snowflake border and die cuts
Gems from stash

Challenges

  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Always Anything Christmas Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
  3. Retarte  - Anything Goes 
  4. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything Goes for Christmas
  5. Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment

Surfer Santa


So it's new challenge time at The Holly & The Ivy  , we are a ATG Christmas Challenge blog. Please enter HERE.

Recipe

Image by Bugaboo coloured with markers and pencils
Dp is Craft Sensations
Bow die
Flower and sentiment from stash

Challenges

  1. Fab 'n' Funky  - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  4. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  5. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M, P1) - Always Anything Christmas Goes
  7. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything Goes for Christmas
  8. Watercooler Wednesday Challenges- Masculine

Mushroom house


So delighted to tell you all that we have a new artist at Digistamps For Joy  called Delyth. Here are some of her images. I uses Mushroom house and merged it with three of her mandalas. It make a pretty little new home card. I added the sentiment.

Recipe

Image called Mushroom house  and 3 Mandalas called Flower 1,2 &3 coloured with markers and pencils
I added the sentiment in Craft Artist II
Ribbon and gems from stash

Challenges
  1. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  3. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  4. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  5. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
  6. Fab 'n' Funky  - Anything Goes

Dolphin Mermaid



This is the gorgeously pretty  image Dolphin Mermaid from Cute As A Button and I for one just adore it and that is why I am so happy to showcase it on the Cute As A Button blog today.

I love using these inspiring images. They always bring out the best of my creativity!

Recipe


Image called Dolphin Mermaid coloured with markers and pencils
Dp Craft Sensations
Charm, buttons and sentiment from stash

Challenges


  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  2. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  3. Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
  4. Love to Craft - Anything Goes
  5. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
  6. Craftaholics R Us  - Ocean Life
  7. Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes for August 
  8. Moo-Mania & More -  Banner and Garlands
  9. Paper Minutes  - Anything Goes

The Flying Nun



There is a new progressive Challenge over at Cute As A Button Facebook group. Here is what Francesca says:

It's time for the NEW FB Freebie Challenge. I am so glad you loved our image last month for the progressive challenge. I loved them all. This month’s freebie is “The Flying Nun”.

The same rules apply as last month! If you participated in the challenge last month and added your card/project to the correct photo album and I have you ticked off on my list, then you will be able to email me to claim your FREE image using this email address: CAABfacebookchallenge@gmail.com
If you did not join in last month, but would love to join in this month’s challenge, then you can purchase this month's image at a reduced price of $1.00 here: https://cuteasabuttonstamps.com/products/img00386-flying-nun-digital-digi-stamp.

Be sure to enter discount code FBCHALLENGE09 at check out in order to get the discounted price. You have until August 15th to purchase the image at the reduced price.

The winner will receive 2 free digis from the Shop. You need to participate in this month’s challenge in order to qualify for next month's freebie.

Please see our rules in the photo album. This challenge will run until August 30th. REMINDER: Your submission MUST be a completed CARD/PROJECT.
SHARE THIS POST WITH ALL YOUR CRAFTY FRIENDS BY COPYING AND PASTING IT TO YOUR PAGE OR BLOGS.

xoxo Francesca Lopez


Recipe

Image as above coloured with Markers and pencils
Spot & chevron DP from stash
Craftwork border & sentiment
Sue Wilson flower die 
Gems from satsh

Challenges

  1. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  3. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  4. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  5. Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes 
  6. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
  7. Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
  8. Fab 'n' Funky  - Anything Goes
  9. Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Funny 
  10. The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Option of Girly

Summer



This is my mid-challenge reminder that we have a super challenge going on at Digistamps For Joy and out theme is ATG with an option of SUMMER, easy peasy. Please enter yours HERE !

Recipe

Image called Bubblehead coloured with markers and pencils
Sc Circle die
Bow die
Dp is Craft Sensations
Nail heads

Challenges
  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  2. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  3. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  4. Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes 
  5. Crafty Friends Challenge -Anything Goes
  6. Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
  7. Love to Craft - Anything Goes
  8. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image

Back to school Bart



This little fella is already to go back to school, and most moms are ready for that too! He is another of the fabulous new releases from Whimsy Stamps digi products  and he is a cutie!

Recipe

Image from Whimsy Stamps digi products called Back to school Bart printed onto a Dp from the range Summer Smoothie printed in different sizes for effect
Sentiment from the sheet School sheet 1
Buttons from stash

Challenges


  1. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  3. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  4. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  5. Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes 
  6. Crafty Friends Challenge -Anything Goes
  7. Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
  8. Crafty Animals- Always Anything Goes
  9. Love to Craft - Anything Goes
  10. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image

ATG at Whimsy



We have a smashing new challenge at Whimsy Stamps and our theme is Anything Goes .
Please enter your creations HERE, we love to see them!

Recipe

Sentiment from the sheet Garden I cut with an oval die
Dp is from the set Tranquil Turquoise
Sue Wilson die
Craftwork paper bow
Flower and pearl from stash

Challenges


  1. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  3. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  4. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  5. Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes 
  6. Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, Anything Goes
  7. Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO Flower Fancy
  8. Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.32 - Anything Goes

British Blue cat




Digistamps For Joy is delighted to announce that there is a new artist in town. Her name is Lyndall, and I am so excited to see more of this talented young artists work, lucky me!

Recipes

Images called British Blue cat (coloured)  and Collared Sunbird (coloured), B&W images to colour are also available
Distress oxide BG paper
Dp's are Forever In Time
Die cuts from stash

Challenges

  1. Come and Get It  - Die Cuts
  2. Dragonfly Dreams -  (August) Animals
  3. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  4. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies  - Anything Goes with a Critter
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  6. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes 
  7. Crafty Animals  - Always Anything Goes
  8. The Corrosive ChallengesAlways Anything Goes
  9. 613 Avenue Create - Any Craft Accepted
  10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Always Anything Goes 

Kindergarten



Just look at this awesome new release from Cute as a button, she is called Kindergarten, that sad/happy day many of us have faced. Happy to see them entering the world and sad that they are growing up so fast. If only they had a pause button!

Recipe

Image called Kindergarten,  from  Cute as a button coloured with markers and pencils
Dp's are DecoTime
Sentiment and paper bow from stash 

Challenges
  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  2. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
  3. Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
  4. Scrappers Delights  Anything Goes
  5. Colour Crazy Challenge  - Anything Goes
  6. Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes  
  7. Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
  8. Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes  
  9. Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
  10. Simply Papercraft  - Anything Goes 

Holly basket


It's time for a new Challenge at Holly & Ivy!! Where does the time go?? Please enter your creations HERE, don't forget it's always ATG!!

Recipe


Digi from Lily of the valley coloured with markers and pencils
Dp's from scrapbox
Snowflakes from stash

Challenges



  1. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
  3. Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) August - Always Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M, P1) - Always Anything Christmas Goes
  5. Creative Ladybirds Creations (M, P1) #28 - Always Anything Goes
  6. Love to Craft (M, P1, E5 , no completely digital projects)  #13 - Anything Goes
  7. Stempelsonnen Challenge (2W, P1/15, E3, Hand-colored Stamp as main focus) Always Anything Goes
  8. Shopping Our Stash W, C13 - #314 Countdown To Christmas

We are blessed


Yay! Wonderful new releases from  Whimsy Stamps digi products this time. Aren't they fabulous.

Recipe

Image from Whimsy Stamps digi products taken from the sheet Give thanks sentiments which has a choice of lovely pre-coloured images too. I used the sentiment from the same sheet
Dp from the set Autumn 3 papers
Circle card blank
Tatt.lace sc circle die

Challenges


  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper  Anything Goes 
  2. Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
  3. DL.Art Linky Challenge Always Anything Goes
  4. A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
  5. A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
  6. Classic Design Team Open Challenge (M, P1, E3, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes 
  7. Crafty Awesomeness (M P1, E3, must have coloured image) August - Always Anything Goes
  8. Crafty Girls Creations Challenge (M, P1, E3, Top 3) #38 - Always Anything Goes

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