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Monday, 14 April 2014

#114 A Floral Profusion HANDMADE FLOWERS

Fiona is hosting our challenge today and she has chosen 'A Floral Profusion' for her theme. She would love to see your creations which showcase your HANDMADE FLOWERS, the more the merrier!
We are sponsored by


With 3 Images of the Winner's Choice

Some inspiration from our DT

 Fiona
For my card I have used a Crafty Sentiments Designs stamp called "Rose Fairy" which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. To make my flowers I have used a Cheery Lynn Miniature Rose die and also a Nellie Snellen flower punch.

Josephine

I used a lovely image from our sponsor called 'Butterfly and Ladybird' and teamed it with lots of hand-made flowers!

Cindy
This fortnight I decided to make a wall hanging. The centre image is from our sponsor called 'Tess Summer Fun' and all the flowers have been hand made using a variety of dies.

Carole

The image for my card is 'Benson Bear - Bundle of Hearts' from our sponsor. I have teamed it up with flowers made from Crafter's Companion Rose Quilling dies!!

Yvonne

A layered card with a sentiment and some  handmade flowers.

Suze
I've made a small gift box using a Sizzix die and adorned it with two handmade flowers.  The gingham one is made from ribbon and the cream felt one has been cut with the Tim Holtz pine cone die.

Kimx
I used an old Lili of the Valley topper for my card as well as a floral embossing folder and some die cut flowers.

Vania



I have used an image from Crafty Sentiments - "Benson Bear Nature Watching". I coloured it with Crayola Pencils before doube matting it. The flowers are all from Prima and the sentiment is from a new CTMH stamp set.

Lin
I've made a summer wreath to brighten up my craft space, which is looking a little tired.

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#113 You’ve Been Framed, Winners and Top 5

Sorry this is so late, it’s just been one of those days. New Challenge to follow shortly, I hope!
 
Jackie was our hostess for our You've Been Framed challenge and she has chosen her winners and Top 5 as follows:-
  
For the Prize from SIR STAMPALOT

40.  Samantha K
I particularly liked the use of different techniques (and hair gel!!) with this one.


and for the prize from

DI'S DIGISTAMPS
I really liked the fact that the card looked like a frame because of the way the embellishments had been used, and the image was coloured beautifully.


and Jackie's Top 5 in numerical order


Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s 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 of both challenges have until 27th April to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prizes will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.



Monday, 31 March 2014

#113 You’ve Been Framed

Jackie is hosting our challenge today. She has chosen the theme 'You've Been Framed', and she would like to see a prominently displayed frame on your project, this can be stamped, die cut, or made up of other materials, or you could decorate an actual frame.

We are sponsored by
 
With these wonderful prizes

Singlz Embossing Folder

Square Frame Wood Mounted Stamp

Quick Frames Poinsettia Stickers
 

Sir Stampalot is a retail shop and online website that specialises in stamps, die cutting and paper-crafting goodies.  We try to offer exceptional delivery times on your orders as well as keeping our stock fresh, new and exciting!  Our dedicated team of card makers means we have a wonderful, inspirational online card gallery with many more cards still to upload!  Sir Stampalot ships internationally as well as domestic so why not check us out if you haven’t already – www.sirstampalot.co.uk.   Happy Crafting!
 
and also by
 
with a $12 gift voucher

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 like-minded 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 frame I used a nobel rectangles spellbinder die, with distress inks and metallic pan pastels and the topper and background was from my stash (still using it up!) 

Viv
 
Distress Inks and four different dies to make this card - really enjoyed this challenge!
 

Yvonne
Kraft card base, layers and die cuts.

Julie
Image is by Wee Stamps coloured with Copics frames are from the Silhouette Store

Marie
The frame was cut with my Cameo and the butterflies cut and embossed with my Fiskars Fuse.
 
 
Kraft card, sanded embossed  frame, stamped image coloured with promarkers.

Feebsy
Gorjuss Girls Mini Decoupage, Pink Petticoat papers and embellishments from my stash

Lin
All Dressed Up Digi, Bearly Mine Paper, and Frame courtesy of Tonic Frame Die Emily

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  LIN W

#111 and #112 Winners and Top 5

#111 Mixed Media Winner and Top 5

We were pleased to receive so many entries for our first mixed media style challenge. It showed us that there is a place for that type of challenge, and we will hopefully be developing that further later in the year. Sadly one or two entries were not really mixed media in the term that I outlined at the start of the post. Because I realised that there must be some confusion I did allow most of them to stand, but do feel that a few people just saw the words 'anything but a card' and ignored the 'mixed media' part of the challenge entirely. However, we did have some really fabulous entries and Yvonne has had the difficult task of narrowing down the winner and Top 5, and has chosen them as follows:-
 
 

WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION


30 Kerstin

and Yvonne's Top 5 in numerical order

 
#112 Paper Pricking Winner
 
Josephine was our hostess for our 'Paper Pricking/Piercing' challenge and she has chosen her winners and Top 5 as follows:-
  

Crafty Sentiments Designs
 
Our winner this time is an email entry from Monique
 
A stunning card with beautiful paper embroidery.

You might want to consider starting a blog Monique, because then you could have had bragging rights and displayed our winner's badge!!!


Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s 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 of both challenges have until 13th April to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prizes will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.