24 September 2018

Halloween is coming ..

I have some sad news to share today, 
is closing it's WEB SHOP ONLY on Oct 4th 2018. 
If you want to grab a bargain while there is 20% for the last few days.
Our last chall for 
A Gem of a Chall will be Sat. 29th Sept. 2018.
Our ongoing chall "One for the Girls/Ladies" closes Thurs.27th Sept
so still time to join us..


Janet Roberts designer & Owner of  
 &  A Gem of a Chall
has been drawing these cute images for 9yrs,
The web shop ONLY is closing Janet's work is still for sale on her Etsy shop 
HERE 
and also 
HERE  on Crafts U Print 
Now onto my Inspiration for these NEW super cute Halloween designs.
I love to make Halloween creations & these are so easy to print & make.
I have used 190gsm Matte photo paper for the decoupaged 6x6 card. 
This NEW card topper kit called "Too cute to Spook" 
I added a ghost & die cut cat to this card as its for my 5yr old. G/daughter
thought she wouldn't want bats etc on it..lol 
The bats etc are only for the photo shoot which are table decorations.. 




This is a matching cute Gift bag also "Too cute to Spook"  
The Gift bag printed onto 220gsm Linen textured card stock.
lots sentiments come with the Gift Bag & card topper kit..
Ribbon embellishes the bag so easy to make all ready to trick & Treat..lol 


challs for my creations are
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes option Fall/Halloween
Hiding in my craft room  Any Holiday
Jo's Scrap shack Anything goes
2 Crafty Crazies Anything goes with a Critter
Animal Friends chall In the Forest
Crafty Friends chall  Autumn Colours

Thanks for stopping by see you soon.

22 September 2018

Happy Birthday Pat..

I used this super Art Impressions Girl Friends "Wine Tastersstamp to make this fun 
Birthday card for a friend.. There is a group of us who have lunch once a month
 to celebrate each others Birthdays.
This time it was Pat's, as she likes a glass or Two lol of red wine I thought this was the
perfect stamp to ink up & colour for her Birthday card..
The image was colored with alcohol markers & prisma pencils, glossy accents 
 added to the wine glasses. Sentiment are comp. generated, Dienamics fish tail dies, 
Spellbinders dies to frame image,  design paper is from an old My minds eye "Lime Twist" 
gems from stash.. & Yes we had a fabulous lunch & lots of giggles..



Challs for my card are 

Simon Says STAMPtember Art Impressions chall Use an Art Impressions stamp
Seize The Birthday Die Cuts OR Punches


Thanks for stopping by see you again soon. xx 


17 September 2018

HMFMC #275 Anything Goes option theme "Sports/Activities"

We have a new chall starting today @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Sports/Activities
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie Karin
I have made Anything Goes for my theme, I just had to use this super cute 
new stamp "Cling Birthday Chick" I always needs B/day cards..lol 
Lots of cute House Mouse stamps available HERE & HERE   
Image is colored with prisma pencils & framed with "Fitted Frames B"
Stripe design paper is from My Minds Eye pad, twine & button from stash..




Our super generous Sponsors for this chall are


Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;


Second Generous Sponsor is


The Winner will receive a Random assortment of Ink pads from Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of
some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support.

Challs for my card are
Always Happy Birthday Always a Birthday card
2Crafty Critters Crazies  Anything goes with a critter

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of "Sports/Activties"

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15 September 2018

A Gem of a Chall. #227 One for the Girls/Ladies

We have a new theme starting today at  A Gem of a chall 
Our Hostess for the new theme is talented teamie 
Our chall theme this time is 
One for the Girls/Ladies
This gorgeous card topper kit is  Emma Birthday Squares 
Love these square design toppers great variety of images & lots of sentiments 
to choose from & of course they come with a fab insert & gift tag (sorry no pic) 
Cant go wrong with this card love these cute images..



The Prize for one lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from  

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to checkout The Gemsters 
Inspiration they have to share with you @ A Gem of a Chall


8 September 2018

Wedding card Inspiration AGOAC #226


I have this cute Wedding card inspiration to share for our chall @
The theme is hosted by teamie   Pamela  
"Wedding Anniversary/ Wedding Day/
Engagement"
  Were getting all Loved up for this chall..lol 
ANY image Stamped OR Digi is allowed on your creation.

This cute bear couple are looking so happy on their big day..lol
I used the "Mr & Mrs Bear" card topper kit for this cute card..
The kit comes with a lovely insert to print off & a gorgeous sweet
gift tag just what you need for the wedding prezzie..Lots of alternative
sentiments I chose the Mr & Mrs for mine..




The Gemsters  are show casing their Pinkgemdesign creations for your
 inspiration. hope you can join them, 

The prize for ONE lucky winner is
2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each 
(no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

Theres still time to enter the chall @  A Gem of a chall
Chall closes Thurs. 13th Sept. 6pm GMT 

Thanks for stopping by see you soon..





5 September 2018

Butterfly Emma

Gems of Inspiration
Sharing my inspiration for the NEW card topper kit 
and its at a reduced introductory price @  PINK GEM DESIGNS.
Not to many layers to cut out (smiling) lol I love the lace effect at the corners.
I layered my image onto card stock & gave it a distressed look.. 
Gorgeous soft color scheme so pretty, I added gold sparkle  & glamour dust 
to the Butterflies. Lots of lovely sentiments to choose from, of course you
get the sweet insert & gift tag complete the set.. Large pearls
are the only embellishments I thought this card needed..



Thanks for stopping by see you soon..


3 September 2018

HMFMC # 274 Anything Goes Option theme "Add a Number"

We have a new chall starting today @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Add a Number" 
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie Dorte 
I love this cute image (well yes I do Love all my mousey stamps.).lol
As I have a busy family life at mo I used a CD rom for my image..
Image is framed with SB dies, The lovely vintage type design papers are 
old Basic Grey "Believe" edges have been distressed  with scissors. 
Sentiment is an old LOTV clear stamp, the 25 is cut from a Tim Holtz 
Alterations strip die. I cute the numbers four times glued together &
 cut one more in the red glitter paper, Ribbon from stash .

We are thrilled to be welcoming back our Generous sponsors,

the Official Mousey FamilyHouse-Mouse Designs(R)


HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official


Our Second generous sponsor is


 http://www.craftyribbons.com
 Crafty Ribbons are offering ONE Lucky winner a £15 voucher to
 be spent online # https://www.craftyribbons.com/


Challs for my card
Simon Says Monday chall. Stamp it on 
Stamping Sensations Something beginning with B (Bird/Berries/Bow)
Allsorts chall Things with Wings
Crafty Friends chall  Animals/Birds
My Time to Craft Christmas in Aug
Craft-Dee Bowz Anything goes with a hand made bow
Simon Says Wed chall  Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of "Add a Number"

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1 September 2018

A Gem of a chall #226 Wedding Anniversary/ Wedding Day/Engagement/ Anniversary


Our new theme starts today at  A Gem of a chall  many thanks for your stunning 
takes on the PINK "Breast Cancer Awareness"   chall theme hop over see 
if your one of the winners..
Our new chall theme hosted by talented teamie Pamela 
 Wedding Anniversary/ Wedding Day/
Engagement   
ANY image Stamped OR Digi is allowed on your creation.

The Gemsters  are show casing their Pinkgemdesign creations for your
 inspiration. hope you can join them, 

The prize for ONE lucky winner is
2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each 
(no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS.....

Thanks for stopping by see you soon..


20 August 2018

HMFMC #273 Anything Goes Option theme "Add a Charm"

We have a new chall starting today @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Add a Charm" 
easy peasy..
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie  Diane 
Iv'e gone for a CAS card had a busy week with family..
Our kiddos only have two weeks left of their summer holidays 
(else where in the UK they are already back at school)
This cute guy is gonna try & butter up his new Teacher with this apple ..lol 
Think he needs to give Teacher a fresh apple with NO bite marks..lol 
Image co loured with prisma pencils, framed with wonky triangle dies from S/binders.
The craft card is embossed with an  old Cuttlebug Embossing folder. 
The sentiment I have generated on the computer. Tag die un named from China. 
Ribbon, Apple charm & twine from stash..

Our super generous Sponsors for this chall are


The Winner will receive a Random assortment of Ink pads from Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp has been in business since 2002, offering you the best selection of
some of their Premium Dye Ink Pads to one very lucky player!


Second Generous Sponsor is

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites;

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support.

We have this super cute Stampendous Gruffie Wheel Bearrow 
 stamp donated by our hostess teamie Diane thank you xxxx

challs for my card are
Simon Says Stamp Wed chall  "Back to School"
Fussy and Fancy chall Clean & Simple
Aud Sentiments  Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Embellies Crafty Wed  Feature a Creature
Mod Squad chall Back to School 
That's Crafty chall Animal Magic 
Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of "Add a Charm"

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18 August 2018

PINK Girly Inspiration for A Gem of a Chall #225 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink to be the Predominant colour

Gems of Inspiration
I have some More PINK Inspiration to share with you for our on going chall @
I am the Hostess for the theme which is
"Breast Cancer Awareness" 
(PINK to be the Predominant colour )




I have used the super card Topper kit   Pink Shoes and Prosecco  
for another of my Inspiration creations.. I have used all the decoupage layers 
on this super Girly PINK card. Added sparkle to some of the rose flowers,
the wine glass has glossy accents on & a sprinkling of glamour dust.
One pearl embelli  to complete ..



A View of the lovely insert included in the kit also a sweet gift tag.
I have added a stamped sentiment to mine.. 



Challs for my card are
Seize the Birthday  Anything goes (Birthday )
Cute Card Thurs. Spots and Dots
Dragonfly Dreams  Monochrome
Monochrome Magic Monochrome Anything goes OR twist of Girly 
Crafty Gals corner Add a Ribbon or Bow


There will be TWO  lucky winners for this chall ONLY 
this chall is for FOUR wks  closes Thurs. 30th Aug. 6pm GMT

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from  

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to checkout The Gemsters 
Inspiration they have to share with you @ A Gem of a Chall and 


13 August 2018

HMFMC #272 Mid way reminder Anything Goes option theme "Stitching" Real/Faux

Sharing my  Mid Way Inspiration for our chall  @ 
All our challs run with
Anything Goe
plz. use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie stamped image,
decoupage or CD rom for all our challs..
OR Option theme of
"Stitching" (Real or Faux) 
Our Hostess for the option theme is talented teamie  aNNie  

Ive used this cute Teddy Mouse mend HM stamp, sweet Monica is waiting
 for Amanda to finish SEWing her beloved mouse toy..lol 
Image is colored with my trusty prisma pencils, design paper is from an old
Carta Bella pad "Paris Girl" distressed the edges of the design paper/ image frame/tag.
Die cut dress makers mannequin & scissors are an from an old spellbinders 
set "Sewing Elements" sentiment is a comp. generated one I made,  
 ribbon & gem from stash



Iv'e been having a play with some new Tonic dies & made this lovely 
Hexagon Sewing themed gift box. Yes I do Love my Pink/Black colour combo..lol 


A view of the side panels, this was my 1st so not to perfect lots of head
scratching was involved no instructions come with the sets !!!


We are thrilled to be welcoming back our Generous sponsors,

the Official Mousey FamilyHouse-Mouse Designs(R)


HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official


Our second generous sponsor is 

Di's DigiStamps

One Lucky Winner will receive a
$6 Voucher to spend @ 
Di's DigiStamps

challs for my card are 
Crafty Friends chall Anything goes
Cut it up chall your fav colour (mine is Pink 
2 Crafty Critters chall Anything goes with a Citter
2 Sisters on the blog  Gift Box
Craft-Dee BowZ aug Anything goes with a Hand made bow
Simon Says Stamp wed chall Distress it. 

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to join in with our
Anything Goes 
OR Optional theme of  "Stitching" (Real or Faux) 

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