Monday 1 September 2014

Challenge #01

Challenge #01
Good Morning and welcome to 
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog

The theme will always be Anything Goes

We are a new group focusing on using digital stamps for Not Just Cards so please follow us and show us your love and support.

The group was born out of a love for making other things using stamps and it felt like you were either a card-maker or a non-card maker the two worlds didn't seem to combine
So this group was set up for everyone!
We do hope to maybe get card makers trying out non card things and non card makers trying out cards!

We don't have many rules, as this was always a concern, you were allowed to do somethings on some groups and not allowed on others, 
so we took the rules out and put the FUN back into challenges

We welcome anything handmade – cards are more than welcome
You don’t need to use a stamp (digital or real)
Your project can be real or digital
We just want to see your creations
and hope you join in with something other than cards
 but you don't have to.
We would like you to follow us
The only rule we have is that there is no back-linking
your work should be newly published , thanks

We don’t mind how many times you enter, 
why shouldn't you show off your projects if you make a few a day/week?

and we don’t mind how many other challenges you enter, 
and again, why shouldn't you show off your projects?

I just want to keep it as simple as possible so as many people as possible can join in the fun.

We will have a top 5 chosen by the Design Team
A winner of at least one of our prizes will also be hand chosen
and we will have a random picked winner

Winners will be announced with the next challenge in 2 weeks time

I would like to thank our wonderful sponsors this week

Hello stamping friends! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts. My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the heart of each drawing for you. I am delighted to sponsor your challenge and I look forward to hearing from you.

I am a Professional watercolour artist and designer. I started painting in watercolours about 20 years ago and then decided to sell them via my website and via ebay My art and card designs are in collections worldwide. I specialize in a range of subjects including whimsical animals, dogs, cats, flowers, country cottages and gardens inviting the viewer into a magical world. They are a mix of collectable scenes that has attracted fans worldwide and invoke memories of times gone by. I've worked on Cds with Joanna Sheen that were sold on Create and Craft TV and I've also worked for other craft companies. I love making card designs on the computer and sell them on digital download sites as well Now I concentrate on my art and selling the images as designer resources in my etsy shop I'm working on a range of digistamps to sell in my etsy shop along with the ones that are already there.

Cheryl using Poppies

 Donna using Irises

Zoe using Poppies

Hello and welcome to The Cutting Cafe...
The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable printable stamps and cutting files.  
Here at the Cutting Cafe we have a little bit of EVERYTHING...
My Name is Regina Easter and I have always as long as I can remember loved all kinds of crafts. I am a stay at home mom to 4 great kids - 3 boys and 1 girl. I also have a very supportive husband.

We also have a Guest Designer joining us with The Cutting Cafe Challenge
Angela using Sleigh

Donna using  Sleigh

Zoe using  Sleigh from The Cutting Cafe

Zoe using calendar holder and using Memento Mori from Aurora Wings

Mitzi is a Colorado-based fantasy artist.  Originally from Japan, her art is influenced by the vintage shojo manga she grew up with, as well as the classic art forms such as tattoo art and woodblock prints of her native country.  Her fantasy art subjects range from cute and whimsical to dark and macabre, and everything in between.  Majority of her Aurora Wings digital stamps are made from the line art of her fantasy illustrations, giving them a uniquely distinct look of flowing lines with high level of detail.  Most are ink & pen traditional drawings, which are either colored free-hand in Corel Painter or traditionally with watercolor.  Her Etsy shop, Aurora Wings, offers digital stamps, prints, ACEOs, coloring books, and originals.  

Shop -
Facebook Digi Group -
Facebook Artist Page -
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog -
Artist's Official Site -

We also have a Guest Designer joining us .....
Sharon  using sugar skull

Angela using ballet

Connie using ballet

Cheryl using Memento Mori

Sylvia using - windswept

Sylvia using - little-santa
The link counter has reset itself, any entry's made will still be included


  1. Wow.... What a fantastic start...... Well done ladies xxx

  2. Good luck with your challenge blog I am sure it will be very successful. Stunning creations by the Design Team too!
    Linda xxx

  3. This is just amazing. Well done ladies. Xxx

  4. So excited and happy to be part of this new adventure, thank you for having me. The whole team are inspirational and a joy to work with XOXOXOX

  5. Your creations are fabulous! Beautiful work, DT! It's a pleasure to sponsor for your challenge. I look forward to meeting the winner. xx Kathryne

    1. It was so much fun working with your image Kathryn x

    2. Thankyou Kathryne.
      It is a privilege to work with your images.
      Thanks for sponsoring us.

  6. A great new challenge blog! Thanks for having me as guest DT for September! I'm looking forward to seeing all the entries!

  7. Congrats on your new blog! What a great idea and I hope I get lots of inspiration here! By the DT samples, I know I will - they look amazing! I am mainly a cardmaker but would love to venture into other items so I am looking forward to your challenges!

  8. Forgot to add... I am your newest follower!

  9. Good luck with your new Challenge Blog. I love the flexibility! Thanks for the "anything goes" challenge.

  10. Congratulations on your new challenge blog and what a great collection of talent you have here. The DT examples are simply amazing. Wishing you good luck and thank you for the inspiration.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  11. You are all just amazing.
    Enough said.
    I am so grateful to be part of this group.

  12. Glad I found you, good luck, lovely to have a not just cards challenge and great work from the DT x

  13. Pleasure seeing all the lovely projects! Good luck with the new Challenges. See you next time!!! Thanks! :-)



  14. Lovely creations by the DT, very inspirational. And great sponsors, too.
    What a great challenge blog you all started, looking forward to entering your challenges. :D I have already linked up my creation for challenge #01. :D
    Thank you for the challenge.

  15. Congrats on a fabulous blog challenge! I am so happy to see someone throwing all those rules out the window! LOL! I never could understand why there was a limit on how many other challenges you entered. Thank you for being open minded! Love the creations by the DT! They are fabulous! I have joined your lovely blog; and love anyone who wants to stop by mine and join as well. I have a celebration going on with a chance to win free prizes. Hugs, Gloria

  16. I LoVe this new challenge blog! Thanks for the great 'lack of rules'. I'm looking for to entering this one many times. Great DT projects!