Saturday, 14 July 2018

Santas Buddy - Digi Designs Challenge

Hi Everyone, we have the perfect challenge for you to start with you Christmas cards if you did not yet.

It is time for a new challenge at
and the Theme is Christmas In July.

Make sure you go over to Di's Digi Stamps and take a look at Di's beautiful Digital Stamps.  

Now here is my card
using Santas Buddy digital stamp.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.




Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio Christmas Circles. Dies:  Couture Creations Winter Corner. Marianne Design Poinsettias Minis. Impression Obsession Fir Trees. Memory Box Stitched Circle. Ranger Stickles.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas In July.
Crafty Animals Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
2 Crafty Critters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog.  Theme:  All About Pets.
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Animal.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Love To Craft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Avery With Summer Drink - Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration

Hi Everyone,

I want to share some Paper Nest Dolls inspiration with you today.
You can find all Christine's beautiful images here.

Now here is my Tag.
using Avery With Summer Drink Digital Stamp.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. 


Dies: Poppy Crafts Stitched Labels. Scrap Dragon Stitched Oval. Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vingnettes. MFT Butterflies. Joycrafts Sun & Moon. Memory Box Finnegan Fronds. Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish. White Gel Pen. Ranger Stickles.

We would also love for you to join us on our The Paper Nest Dolls Facebook Page.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenge Blog.  Theme:  All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Girlie.
Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Summer.
Fab 'n Funky Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Let See Some Gingham.
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Couture Creations Design Team Audition 2018

Hi Everyone, I was so excited when I saw Couture Creations is having a Design Team Audition. I would be so proud if chosen to join their Design Team and using their beautiful products.

I recently bought a Couture Creations GoPress Foil Machine and I must say I just love using it.  It came pretty handy in making the three cards to enter the audition.

Now here is my cards
First Card - Sea Journey


Whooo I made my first video. I hope you will enjoy my video and give it a thumbs up.


Material List:
  • Couture Creations Tall Ship Die
  • Ultimate Crafts Congratulations Hotfoil Stamp
  • Couture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder
  • Couture Creations Heat Foil Copper Mirror Finish
  • Couture Creations Heat Foil Silver Iridescent
  • Couture Creations GoPress Foil Machine
  • Ultimate Crafts DieCut 'n Bond
  • White Card Stock
  • Kaisercraft Navy Weave Card stock
  • MFT Fishtail Die
  • Anchor Wooden Embellishment

Step by Step Instructions:

Trim a piece of white card stock to 15.2 x 21.1cm, score and fold to create card base.

Cut white card stock to 10.5 to 14.3cm and navy cardstock to 9 x 14.8cm.

Emboss navy card stock.
Embossing With Foil:
  • Turn on machine. 
  • Open Lid and place metal shim on heat plate. 
  • Place foil coloured side down.
  • Place cardstock, emboss folder, extra shim and heat up.
  • Keep lid open and wind slowly through die-cutting machine
Layer onto white card stock and adhere to card front using 3D foam tape.

Die-cut a white card stock fishtail. 
Hotfoil Stamping:
  • Turn on machine. 
  • Open Lid and place hotfoil stamp onto heat plate. 
  • Place foil coloured side down.
  • Place cardstock. Close lid and heat up.
  • Wind slowly through die-cutting machine.
Wooden Embellishment Foiling
  • Turn on machine. 
  • Open Lid and place metal shim on the heat plate.
  • Place foil coloured side down onto metal shim.
  • Place wooden embellishment. Close lid and heat up.
  • Wind slowly through die-cutting machine.
Adhere to card front using 3D foam tape.

Die-Cut 'n Bond and Die:
  • Adhere a piece of Die-Cut 'n Bond to the back side of white card stock. 
  • Place ship die on top of the card Stock and cut with die-cutting machine.
  • Peel off the protective backing layer and adhere to card front to finish.
One get such a beautiful effect when using the foil stamps and foil with the GoPress Foil Machine. The sentiment just stand out. I also just love using the foil machine for foiling chipboard and wooden embellishments. The foiled chipboard and wooden embellishments makes beautiful embellishments on cards.

I have allot of embossing folders and by using the GoPress Foil Machine it is as if it just brings more of an eye catching effect when used with foil. 

Second Card - Happy Birthday


It is so much easier to use foamiran with the GoPress Foil Machine. Do not need to worry to get burn with an iron LOL.

Material List:
  • Couture Creations C'est La Vie Collection Of Ferns Die
  • Couture Creations Victorian Square Die
  • Couture Creations GoPress & Foil Me Foamiran
  • Couture Creations Heat Foil Champagne
  • Couture Creations GoPress Foil Machine
  • Anna Griffin Happy Birthday Hotfoil Stamp
  • Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Mini Sprigs Die
  • Ultimate Crafts DieCut 'n Bond
  • Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Die
  • Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
  • Heartfelt Stems
  • MFT By The Number Die
  • Butterfly Wood Embellishment
  • White Doodle Twine
  • White Card Stock
Hotfoil Stamping:
  • Anna Griffin Happy Birthday Hotfoil Stamp
  • Couture Creations GoPress Foil Machine 
  • Couture Creations Gold Foil
Wooden Embellishment Foiling:
  • Go Press Foil Machine
  • Couture Creations Gold Foil
  • Butterfly Wooden Embellishment
Foamiran Flowers:
  • Couture Creations Foamiran
  • GoPress Foil Machine to heat up  Heartfelt Creations Flowers
  • Glue Gun
  • Heartfelt Stems.
DieCut 'n Bond
  • Ultimate Crafts DieCut 'n Bond
  • Pattern Paper
  • MFT Number Dies
I am so glad that I found out about Die-Cut 'n Bond it makes adhering of all those beautiful thin sentiment dies so much easier.

Third Card - Merry Christmas


With this card I not only wanted to showcase the beautiful hotfoil stamps, but also showing how one can make an elegant card with only the stamps and foil.

Material List:
  • Couture Creations GoPress Foil Machine
  • Couture Creations Heat Foil Gold Mirror
  • Anna Griffin Merry Christmas Hotfoil Stamp
  • Anna Griffin Framed Holly Hotfoil Stamp
  • White Card Stock
  • Red Card Stock
  • Kraft Card Stock
Hotfoil Stamping:
  • Anna Griffin Merry Christmas Hotfoil Stamp
  • Anna Griffin Framed Holly Hotfoil Stamp
  • Couture Creations GoPress Foil Machine 
  • Couture Creations Gold Mirror
I hope that by sharing these with you that it will convince you that you just need one yourself and I can promise you that you will have so much fun creating beautiful projects with the foil machine.

Links to my other Social Media Pages:

I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Alphabet Challenge Blog.  Theme:  H For Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday Card)
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  Theme:  No Patterned Paper (Sea Journey and Merry Christmas Card).
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes (Merry Christmas Card).
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes (Sea Journey).
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Totally Girly (Happy Birthday Card).
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Flowers and Sentiment (Happy Birthday Card).
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas In July (Merry Christmas Card).
Double D Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Nautical (Sea Journey Card).

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A Lunch On Wheels - The Paper Shelter Challenge

Hi Everyone, are you ready ... for our first challenge of the month?

It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Celebrations.

Now here is my card 
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.



Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio Wedding Circles. Dies: Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vignettes. Cheery Lynn Design Mini Fanciful Flourish. Joycrafts 8 Points Doily. Memory Box Owl Heart Tree. White Gel Pen.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog.  Theme:  The Great Outdoors.
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x

Seaside - Mixed Media

Hi Everyone, hope you all having a good week. I would like to share a mixed media card with you that I made.

Firstly for the sky and beach I made my own background using Gesso and Distress Ink.  I then used stencils, modeling paste and textured paste to create the sea waves and beach.

Now here is my card
using Sheena Dougles - A Little Bit Scenic Seascape.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Image:  Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Scenic Seascape. Mediums: Finnabair Heavy Gesso, White Sand Texture Paste, Modeling Paste and 3D Matte Gel. Acrylic Paint. Distress Ink: Blue China, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint and Antique Linen.  Stencils:  Memory Box Wave. Tim Holtz Bubble. Dies: Impression Obsession Sea Birds. Cottage Cutz Pelican and Paddles and Rope Ladder. MFT Sea Charms and Barbed Wire Fence. Memory Box Coastal Crab. Marianne Design Sea Shells. Brown Twine, Raffia and Chipboard.

I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Mix It Up Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes/Mixed Media.
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  At Least Two Dies.
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Blue and Brown.
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog.  Theme:  The Great Outdoors.
Double D Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Nautical.
Carlin's Cards Paradise Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Owens Sweet Friend - Paper Nest Dolls Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at
and the theme is Anything Goes.
You can find all Christine's beautiful images here.

Now here is my card
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment: LOTV Sentiment Tag. Dies: Memory Box Owl Heart Tree and Set Of Swings. Scrap Dragon Stitched Oval. Distress Ink and Oxide:  Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky and Evergreen Bough. 

We would also love for you to join us on our The Paper Nest Dolls Facebook Page.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Make My Monday Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Ice Cream.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Allsorts Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Baby Animals.
Crafty Animals Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
2 Crafty Critters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sleepy Santa - Christmas Cards All Year Round

Hi Everyone, have you been making any Christmas cards yet ... we just have the challenge for you.

It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round 
and the theme is Christmas Tree.

Now here is my card
using Sleepy Santa - Art Impressions.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment: Stamp It Christmas Sentiments. Image: Art Impressions Sleepy Santa Stamp. Used Stickles on the image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes Christmas.
Fab 'n Funky Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Quick and Easy Christmas.
Crafting By Designs Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Get Ready For Christmas.
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge Blog.  Theme: Anything Goes.
The 12 Months Of Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Sweet Stampin Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Christmas.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog.  Theme:  CAS.
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Keep It Simple.
2 Crafty Critters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Country Wall - Digi Designs Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at
and the Theme is Try Something New.

I have decided to use a new technique called Eclipse and followed Beccy's tutorial Eclipse Cards.  I just love how the letters popping out and form part of the image. I made the card for my father for fathers day.

Make sure you go over to Di's Digi Stamps and take a look at Di's beautiful Digital Stamps.  

Now here is my card
using Country Wall digital stamp.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.






Dies: MFT Letters Uppercase and Lowercase.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog.  Theme:  CAS.
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge Blog.  Theme: Anything Goes.
The Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  Theme:  For A Male.
Alphabet Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Great Outdoors.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

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