Friday 1 July 2011

July Crafters Companion challenge card!!!

Hiya Everyone,

Did you miss me?!? It's been ages since I last posted but I have been so busy moving and decorating that I haven't been crafting at all. I'm still on a break with all my DT work but am itching to get back into it now.

This challenge card I actually made about 6 weeks ago as I made July and August challenge cards in advance but I put them in a "safe place" and in a blind panic today realising it was the end of the month have been going through box after box trying to find it! After breathing a sign of relief at finding the card, I then realised I had no idea where my digital camera was - Arghhhhh!!!! Anyhoo, I ended up taking the piccies on my hubbys Iphone as I had lost the will to live by this point so the piccies are a bit rubbish.

The theme for July is "One for the boys!" so I decided to use the football crazy popcorn bear stamp set which you can buy here. I have coloured him in with my promarkers to match the fab papers which are from a the freebie Summer Driggs "Freedom ain't free" kit which you can get for yourself here. Check out all her freebie kits while you are there - they are totally fab!!!

Check out the Crafters Companion monthly challenge blog to be in with a chance to win a fab prize!!!

My craft room is decorated and all the stuff is in it but I've had no time to put my storage back up or anything as we only moved on friday and there has been so much to do. I look forward to sharing my newly updated crafty space with you all shortly!

I will draw my June blog candy and post July blog candy tomorrow as it's nearly 1am and I'm soooo sleepy! Don't forget to check back to see if you're my lucky winner!!!

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Catch the bug - Red, white and blue with ribbon
Craft your days away - Vintage
Designed to delight - Red, white and blue (and/or christmas too)
Our creative corner - Your style
Card cupids - Cards for boys
Birthday sundaes - Stars and stripes birthday
Crafty pad - Bold and bright or soft pastels
Dream valley - Use ribbon
Here comes the boys - Stars and spts birthday
Kenny K krafty girlz - Red, white and blue
Sentimental sunday - Patriotic - use the colours of your nations flag
Stampacular sunday - Stars and stripes
Cards for men - Stars
Creative stamp friends - Dots
Daisy doodles - Stars and stripes
Die cut dreams - Red, white and blue
Forever friends challenge - Animal and birthday
Happichallenge - Stars and stripes
Make it monday - Anything goes
Scrapbookaholic - Red, white and blue
Squigglefly - Red, white and blue
Stamping, scrapping central - Red, white and blue
Woodware USA - Patriotic theme and/or colours
Celebrate the occasion - Red, white and blue
Karen's doodles - Cards for a teenager
Tuesday throwdown - Red, white and blue
Use it tuesday - Red, white and blue
Ambers crafts and stuff - Red, white and blue
Cooking it up with Katie - Colours of your flag
Crafting for all seasons - Red, white and blue
Crafts and me - Birthday
Digistamps 4 Joy - Red, white and blue
Fresh brewed - Birthday/party
Little red wagon - Patriotic
Paper shelter - Anything goes
Penny's paper crafty - Red, white and blue
Art impression stamp challenge - Distressing
Craft us crazy - Red, white and blue
Delightful sketches - Red, white and blue
Digi doodles shop - Anything goes
Just for fun - Anything goes
Pals paper arts - Your favourite technique (distressing)
Paper crafting journey - Anything goes
Pixie dust studio - Red, white and blue with optional stars
Rainbow ladys - Red, white and blue
Rubber cafe - Red, white and blue
Stamp insanity - Stars and stripes
Send a smile for kids - Bears and other animals
Bloggers challenge - Red, white and blue
Card makin mamas - Red, white and blue
Class act insider - Vintage (use rubber stamp)
Fairy knoll - Red, white and blue
Guylou's inimitability - Red, white and blue
Inspire me friday - Anything goes
Off the wall craftiness - Red, white and blue
Stampin for the weekend - My favourite things (distressing)
Cupcake craftroom - Polka dots
Sundays with Crissy - De-stress

Thanks for looking!!!



  1. Gorgeous card for the new challenge Paula! Love the papers and the pennants.
    Hugs Hazel xx

  2. Just gorgeous Paula. Love it. Saw you on MIM.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  3. What a darling card--love it! Glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week!!

  4. Oh this is super cute! I love everything about this, all those layers and the image ... Just too cute! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

  5. very cute! Thanks for playiing @ CTO!

  6. Gorgeous Card!
    great choice of colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at PAPERCRAFTING JOURNEY for our Summer Fete hop!
    If you haven't already don't forget to comment and leave your link on each DT's blog for a chance to win the digi's they used for their project!!

  7. So cute, love the teddy and the little duck playing soccer, great card for a little boy, I saw your card on Make it Monday,

  8. Oh how cute!!! Perfect for a little boy...or a big boy for that matter!! LOL!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


  9. Hi Paula - hope you are settled now in your new home. :)

    Your card is gorgeous - perfect colouring and I do love all the detail you have added. :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  10. Such a cute teddy bear card! Perfect for a boy! Thanks for joining us at Send a Sile 4 Kids!

  11. Great card! You coloring is awesome. Your image is so cute, especially the little duck, trying to kick something too. Thanks for joining us as DDSC, we look forward to seeing your next card. Hugs, dj

  12. This is absolutely ADORABLE Paula!! Such a cute image. And I love that banner. Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!


  13. Cute card but not very patriotic unless you count football teams... lol
    Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

  14. Don't the American 4th of July theme's make it easy for everyone at the moment you might not have thought of that when you make this very cute card! Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  15. What a fun card! Made me smile...

  16. Such a gorgeous card Paula, love the image and muted colours. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our Stars challenge and at Craft Your Days Away for our Vintage challenge, good luck x

  17. Stunning Card! Love the layout, papers & the fab image! Thanks for playing at HERE COME THE BOYS! Woo & Sharon x

  18. Oh this is just adorable! I love the papers you used and the cute "boy" banner.

    Thank you for joining our Patriotic challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

  19. Paula your card is so cute! Love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at SAS4KIDS. Hugs and Good Luck!

  20. wow Paula, just gorgeous!!! thanks for joining us at FF! and good luck!

  21. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for joining our Red, White and Blue challenge at KKKG this week.


  22. How amazing! I wish you luck in all your challenges. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  23. Very Cute! thanks for sharing at Make it Monday
    Hugs Julie P

  24. So very cute, love the distressing, great colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  25. This is so adorable.. Love it!! Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.. Hugs, Linda

  26. Absolutely adorable card! I love your BOY banner! Thanks for playing in the squigglefly challenge.

  27. Whoa...that's a list of challenges, yes sireee! Thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles. fabulous card for a little boy...lovin the image with the bear and wee duck.

  28. I really like this card and the look of the crisp dark matting you used. Great card for a child, perfect for SAS4Kids, thanks for playing along, good luck, blessings Hilde

  29. A great card - cute teddy

  30. oh wow, what a gorgeous card, love all the layers you used! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

  31. What a canny card I love it

  32. Great the kind of "dirty" look :)

    Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


  33. Perfect boys card Paula, love the LO too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  34. Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining us on our Anything Goes Theme this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Hugs, Karen.x

  35. This little bear is so darn cute! What a fun card :) Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

  36. Fab card, love it, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

  37. What a gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for joinig us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  38. This is brilliant, such a cute image & perfect for any male x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  39. Great card, Paula. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady

  40. This is absolutely adorable! I love the image, the banner, the layers! The whole card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  41. What a cute card. Some little guy is going to lov this! Thanks for joining us at the 'Birthday or party' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!
    :) Gale

  42. Love your card, the image is so cute, Thanks for joining us at FF this week

  43. Super cute card. So Sweet. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  44. Prachtige kaart.
    Groetjes Aletta
    Karen Doodles NL

  45. Beautiful card! Love the cute bear and the gorgeous papers!

    Thanks for joining SSC this week!
    Hugs Gry!

  46. This is a gorgeous card... even without your camera! Great job! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Patriotic Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


  47. Love, love, love your card, Paula. It's darling! The banner is the perfect finishing touch.

    I hope you get settled in soon. It's so hard to have things torn up and not be able to lay your hands on the things you need.

  48. Stunning card, and your coulouring is fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  49. such an adorable image and super layout and papers, thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Die Cut Dreams

  50. Adorable card with such yummy papers and LOVE the boy bunting!! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!

  51. Such a cute image for a boys BD card, fab coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

  52. Gorgeous card. I love your banner.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

  53. This card is too totally boy! The paper and the banner that you made are perfect for that adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Red, White and Blue challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  54. This is soo cute! I love the image - totally adorable, and that banner suits so well!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Senitmental Sundays for our 'Patriotic/ Colours of your
    Nations Flag'
    challenge this week. Good luck.

    xo Lou Mac.

  55. Hello Paula! Really beautiful honey - I love that colour combo!

    Thanksomuch for joining us at Cupcake Craftroom - hope to see you again on here!

    Mary J x

  56. Great job on the distressing! I like the feel it gives your card:-) Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

  57. Very cute card thanks for sharing with us at Rainbbow Lady's Challenge this week. Love Elizabeth x

  58. Hope the unpaking is going smoothly. Thanks for playing along at Use it Tuesdsay-Haven

  59. Your bear is so cute and lovely.... Great design.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamps Friends.

    Hugs Anja

  60. Adorable birthday card. I love the banner. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

  61. omg... how cute this is!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SSCC.

  62. Really great birthday card. Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's this week.

  63. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!!!!!! TFS with us at scrapbookaholic

  64. This is a great card! Love the papers you chose and the stamp! Thanks for joining us at SSCC!

  65. This is utterly gorgeous Paula, such a cute bear. Thanks for sharing with us at HCTB's challenge.
    Teresa xx

  66. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs Debs

  67. A worthy winner darling your card is cool
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  68. Great card.The distressed look is perfect for a boy.Love that Souffle is getting in on the action!Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
    Lisa x

  69. Very cute, love all the detail, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  70. hi paula !! hows Tayla coming on?? you must post some more pics up on docrafts for us all x
    love your card xx thank you for joining in our 'favourite things' challenge over at SFTW xx karen (redrottie)

  71. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


  72. Wonderful card Paula, I love the distressing :)
    Thanks for sharing it with SFTW & Good Luck!

  73. Fabulous card, love the layout and the papers. Thank you for sharing with us at rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  74. Great card!! Sweet image and fab papers!! Your distressing looks amazing too!!! Thanks for taking the time to share your amazing card with us here at Sundays With Crissy!!
    Sarah ☺

  75. Such a fun card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  76. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  77. This is SO cute! I love the banner

    Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Party Theme challenge.

    Have a wonderful night.
    Heather D.

  78. This image and the papers are perfect for boy's cards. :)) Love it! Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugds, Rosalien

  79. Stunning creation!
    Love it all and the lovely ribbon detail!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xxx

    Ps I have CANDY if you fancy it!! xx

  80. this card is too stinking cute, love it! Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

  81. Super cute! Thanks for joining the BC Red, White & Blue Challenge.

  82. What a gorgeous vintage card. Thanks for joining in our vintage challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx

  83. Love this cute image,the bunting and the layout, altogether a great card!! Thanks for joining us at HCTB this time for our spots and stripes challenge. Good luck, love Jacky x

  84. This is precious. I love the matting and distressing. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!