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Monday, 15 September 2014

#123 Ribbons/Lace and Pearls

Jackie is hosting our challenge today and her theme is 'Ribbons/Lace and Pearls', so she would like to see ribbons or lace, {or both} AND pearls on your creations.

We are sponsored by

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.
 
Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.


Happy Crafting!
and also by
with a $12 gift certificate

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!
Some Inspiration from our DT

Jackie
For my project, I have used a pringles (but you can use a supermarket own brand) crisps tin as the base and have covered it in some docrafts designer paper, and some ribbons, lace,  pearls and flowers from my stash.  This is ideal for storing table candles... instructions on what to do are on my blog!

Viv
I made a vintage themed shabby chic card for this challenge using a much neglected (but very pretty!) stamp and a recycled lace rose.



I have put together an anniversary card using some Memory Box, Spellbinders and Tim Holtz dies, I decorated with lots of ribbon, lace and pearls and some wonderful stamps.

Kimx
I have used a favourite stamp and colour combo for my card.
I added tiny black pearls to the dry embossed background and finished it off with a large  Organza bow and black button from my stash.

Image was a freebie from Sugar Nellie, coloured with Copics, with some glitter
modge podge added to the wings and cupcake frosting.

Lin
My image is Sarah Kay and all the diecuts are from the lovely Joycrafts. Lace coloured to match the card.

And finally introducing our two newest members
Sally

Hi everyone, I'm Sally Dodger, and I live in the lovely town of Whitby, North Yorkshire with my many animals. I have been making cards for a few years now, but only started blogging last January. Like many other crafter's I started out doing Counted Cross- Stitch and also some sketching and painting. My real passion however is for card making and paper crafts. I am excited to join the Crafty Cardmakers and More Design Team and looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.
The Image is from a Hobby House Art Pad, coloured with Copic's, with ribbon,
lace and pearls as accents.

and
Leslie
 My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and mini albums, and have been known to alter a few tins and boxes. Thanks to my sister, I also started beading and making jewelry about a year or so ago. A huge thanks to the Crafty Cardmakers and More DT for welcoming me aboard

 Image and sentiments are from Unity, and double-sided papers are from KaiserCraft. Embellished with crocheted lace, wrinkled ribbon and flat-back pearls.

Any entry that does not meet the challenge requirement or that does not follow our simple rules will be deleted. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar

LIN W





#122 Make an Impression {Dry Embossing} Winners and Top 5

I have chosen the winner from the Make an Impression Challenge as follows:-


 
and my Top 5 are
 
 
 



Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs.





Monday, 1 September 2014

#122 ‘Make an Impression’ (DRY embossing)

Our new challenge is  'Make an Impression'. We want to see your DRY embossing projects. You can use an embossing folder, or the old fashioned stencil and light box method, or even holding something up against the window! How times have changed, lol

Some inspiration from the DT

Josephine

I've coupled a Debbi Moore stamp with embossing in the background. I used embossing folders from Craft Concepts and Sizzix, highlighting the butterflies from the CC folder using Versamark ink and Pan Pastel. The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.

Jackie
I've used one of the creative expressions embossing folders for my background layer on my topper for this card, along with a Sue Wilson bow stamp and some micro beads.  I've also dry embossed by hand the birdcage on parchment paper.

Suze
I have made a clean and simple card, suitable for a wedding or anniversary. I used Sizzix Primitive Hearts Die, Swiss Dots and Victorian Fleur embossing folders and Stampin' Up  Raspberry Ripple card and ribbon.  The bows and sentiment dies are Memory Box.

Vania



Julie
I have used an image from Saturated Canary 'Fancy' and an embossing folder that was free with a card making magazine.

Kimx
I have used an old floral embossing folder for the main panel on my card. Sponged with Distress Inks it highlights the embossing perfectly.

Carole
I have used several Crafter's Companion embossing folders with Centura Pearl and Kraft card for my 8x8 creation. The die cut flowers are also embossed.

Lin
I have used a Fitztown image called Dark Fairy and coloured her with Copics and Prismas. The embossing is an A4 embossing folder.

Finally I would like to introduce a brand new team member

Pamellia
 
Hello Everyone! I'm Pamellia Johnson and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian).

I have been crafting in some form or another ever since I was a little kid, thanks to my very creative and talented Mom. I've dabbled in all sorts of crafts, but I think what I enjoy making the most is handmade cards, and I really love doing shabby chic projects with tons of lace, pearls and flowers!

Whenever possible, I try and make every aspect of my projects by hand. I prefer to make my own backgrounds and flowers, I dye my own ribbons, I even make some of my embellishments out of clay. I find such a sense of accomplishment in knowing that I made it myself.

I would like to thank the Crafty Cardmakers team for inviting me to be a part of their family. I am thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists. I look forward to this next step in my crafting adventure and I hope to see you here every second Monday for a wonderful new challenge!

 and Pamellia's first project for us
I have used a sandpaper technique with the Large Damask Darice embossing folder to create the background for my Christmas card. Embellishments include Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and Memory Box Frostyville Wreath die.

 
Any entry that does not meet the challenge requirement or that does not follow our simple rules will not be published. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar  
 
 


 

#121 A World of Fantasy, Winners and Top 5

Thanks to everyone who entered our World of Fantasy Challenge. There were some fabulous creations and I have chosen the winners and Top 5 as follows:-
  
For the Prize from
HOBBY ART STAMPS
and my Top 5 are
 







Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winners' badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs.

Would the winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winners have until 14th September to claim their prizes, after which time I am afraid the prizes will be forfeit.





Monday, 18 August 2014

#121 A World of Fantasy, New Blog Announcement and Design Team Call

Before I get to today's challenge, I would like to announce that we will shortly be opening a brand new mixed media/altered art style of challenge blog. We will be launching on September 5th and hope to see you there at The Mirror Crack'd.

Also we are running a Design Team call for this blog, not the new one, and if you think you might be interested in joining us, can you add DT at the end of your name in your entry in the linky below.  

I'm hosting our challenge today, and I have chosen 'A world of Fantasy' as my theme. I would like to see a fairy, dragon, unicorn, goblin etc, as the MAIN focus of your creation
 
We are sponsored by
 
With this fabulous prize of a sheet of clear stamps

Fairy Folk
 
As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X 
 
and also by
 
With a $12 gift certificate

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!
 
 
Some inspiration from our DT
 
Lin
My dragons are from Chocolate Baroque, coloured with Luminarte Silks. I also made a pair from Shrink Plastic coloured also with Silks!

Viv 
 
 
Josephine
I've used a Sweet Pea rubber stamp with a Ching Chou Kuik image which I've coloured with a mix of Promarker and Spectrum Noir pencils. The background is one I made using a variety of stamps, inks, and heat embossing, and I finished with flowers made using dies from a range of manufacturers.

Julie
Fairy Alyce by The Stamping Chef, coloured with Copics 

Jackie
My card uses a combination of serif background and digi images and Sheena Douglass stamps, coloured with pro markers.

Kimx


Any entry that does not meet the challenge requirement or that does not follow our simple rules will be deleted. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar  
 
LIN W