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Monday, 27 July 2015

The Colour Purple

Morning All from a very wet and dull Hull! It's like Winter out there today, so glad I'm in a nice warm office and not out there battling the elements!
Time for another new challenge over at

The theme this time is Monochromatic - Using The Colour Purple.
Our sponsor for this challenge is
They are offering a very generous prize of 3 Images.

I got to work with one of their fabulous images which was fun to colour (details are below).

Recipe :
Backing Card : The Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Papermania Creative Tones
Image - Polka Doodles - Maddie Give Us A Twirl - Coloured With Promarkers
Disc - Sizzix Tim Holtz - Picture Wheel
Flowers - Petal Lu and Stash
Twirl - Handmade By Me
Butterflies - Handmade By Me

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania - Challenge 70 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - July - Anything Goes
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Bling It On
Creative Moments - Challenge 73 - Anything Goes/Bingo
Simon Says - Sparkle And Shine
Alphabet Challenges - L Is For Lavender
Polka Doodles - Week 29 - Two Or More Patterned Papers
Allsorts - Week 321 - Add A Butterfly

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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Kids Just Want To Have Fun

Hi Guys, well it's time for the last challenge over at
We're going out with a bang and have some fantastic sponsors to help us on our way.
First up is
Prize is 3 Images
Next up is
They are offering 2 of the images used by the DT.
Next is
They are giving 3 images to the winner
and finally
and their prize is 4 images.

Go check out what the team have made with all the fabulous images. I want to say a big thank you to all the great sponsors we have had, it's been fun working with all the images. Also a big thank you to everyone at Open Minded Crafting who have made the blog and the challenges so spectacular. It's been great fun working with you all....see you in Blogland!

Recipe :
Backing Card - The Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - My Minds Eye - Boy Crazy
Image - The Stamping Boutique - AJ Playing On The Swings
Brads - From Stash
Sentiment - LOTV

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoe - July - Summer Breeze
Crafty Girlz - Challenge 4 - Anything Goes/Summer Holidays
Digi Galore - July - Summer Bright
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 116 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi's - Hand Coloured Image
Aloha Friday - Challenge 52 - Summer Fun
Polkadoodles - Week 29 - Two Or More Patterned Papers

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sun, Sea And Sand

Hi guys, well got some exciting news to share today. Unfortunately as you already know Open Minded Crafting is closing down so I applied for a new DT position over at
and am delighted that today I can let you know that I was accepted to be part of the team.  This is the first monthly challenge that I've taken part in and it's Challenge #70 with the theme of Sun, Sea and Sand.  We are able to use our own images for these challenges and you'll find the information about mine below.
This challenge is being sponsored by
 Dry Gulch Beads is a bead and finding store that carries a great selection of filigrees, glue-ons and charms for your paper crafting projects.  They are offering a $10 voucher for the winner.
and also
Hi my name is Bren, I have been crafting since a very early age, and enjoy many forms of it, knitting, sewing, papercrafts and gardening. Housework takes a backseat. Craftybren's  was born because a friend saw my embroidery on a card and asked if I made my embroidery to order, as she would like to incorporate onto her sewing. Although Craftybren's is mainly Embroidered Embellishments I have added to my range, as customers have  asked if I do certain things.
Bren x 
Please note - Prize is a goody bag to the value of £10 - If you live outside the UK you must pay the postage costs.

Please come and join us, it would be great if we could get some good numbers on my first challenge!!
Recipe :
Backing Card - Craft Card From Lidl
DP's - Do Crafts - Ahoy There
Image - Saturated Canary - Toes In The Sand (Coloured With Promarkers)
Foam/Chipboard Embellishments - From Stash
Cloud Die Cuts - Joy! Crafts Clouds

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoe - July - Summer Breeze
Card Mania - Challenge 70 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - July - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Week 305 - Candy Crush
Papertake Weekly - Don't Be Square
Through The Craft Room Door - July 14/20 - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 381 - Ladies Only
Crafty Catz - Challenge 287 - Summertime
Crafts 4 Eternity - Challenge 234 - Sport
Creative Corner - Summerfun
Fussy And Fancy - Challenge 143 - Beach Fun
Pile It On - Challenge 77 - Water By The Water
Suzy Bee's - Challenge 88 - Anything Goes With A Twist (On The Beach)
Crafty Girlz - Challenge 4 - Anything Goes/Summer Holidays
Penny's Paper Crafty - Challenge 236 - Anything Goes


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Ding Dong, Christmas Is Coming!

Well hello! Twice in once day I hear you say lol Am hoping it's a lovely hot day when you're reading this, although that seems a bit of an odd time to be showing Christmas Cards lol. This one today is for the new challenge over at
 This is challenge #7 Christmas Ornaments
We are sponsored for this challenge by
The prize for this challenge if you stick to the theme is a $15 certificate.
You can also win a free digital paper if you link up more than 2 cards for this challenge. This is supplied by

Plenty of reasons to come over and join us!  As if that isn't reason enough they are also having a DT call (click on the link in my sidebar which will take you where you need to be) so if you fancy getting ahead with your Christmas Cards this is the perfect opportunity!


Recipe :
Backing Card - Craft Card From Lidl
Image - Robyns Fetish - A Bell For Christmas (coloured with promarkers) and glittered with fine glitter from stash
DP - Decosse Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Ornaments
Sentiment - LOTV
Silver Peel Offs - From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Card Mania - 70 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 268 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Challenge 305 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts - July - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Challenge 234 - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Week 317 - Blue As The Ocean


Spread Your Wings And Let The Fairy In You Fly.

Hey guys, what ya all up to. Another scheduled post today.....I'm trying to get organised lol Hopefully you're all enjoying some gorgeous sunshine...had a look at the forecast and it looks pretty good for this week...at least here in Hull anyway. Got a bit of Paloma Faith at Glastonbury on at the moment, saw her live in Hull last October and have to say she's pretty impressive live!
Anyway enough waffle, I'm here to tell you about the new challenge over at
Hard to believe we're into July already.  The challenge this month is to use a stamp or digi somewhere on your project.  Don't forget this doesn't have to be the main image as long as there is one somewhere!  We're sponsored by the fabulous
who are giving 2 images to not one but 2 winners - 1 chosen on merit and 1 picked by Random Org.  Also up for grabs is a fancy badge for the favourites chosen by team B and also a chance to be a GDT (all you have to do if you fancy designing a card for one of our challenges is to add GDT after your name)

I've used one of Kenny's fantastic Images for my card today and as always details are below.
Recipe :
Backing Card : Craft Card from Lidl
DP - First Edition Up And Away (Embossed Piece using a Darice Embossing Folder)
Doily/Flowers/Gems - From Stash
Image - Kenny K - Fun Time Faerie
Sentiment - LOTV

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Card Mania - Challenge 70 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Challenge 305 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - June 30th/July 6th Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Challenge 234 - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - J For Jewels
Allsorts - Week 317 - Blue As The Ocean
Suzy Bees - Anything Goes With A Twist - Only Use Two Colours
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