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Monday, 27 June 2016

#167 Shabby Chic

Ina is hosting our challenge today. We would like to see your shabby chic/distressed creations.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!
 
We are sponsored for this challenge 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.
 
Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
I have made this card for a special friend in soft colours using Dies Punches and various Shabby Chic embellishments.

JosephineFor this challenge, I used an image from a CDRom of vintage images and teamed it with ribbon, lace, flowers and some Coredinations card that I distressed.

Judy
For this challenge I used these pretty vintage ladies from Dover Publications.The image was coloured with Copics and A Wink of Stella.  I added some papers I aged, doilies, stitch stamp, lace flowers, pearls, sequins, butterfly and a sentiment by Stampin Up.

Angela
 
Made this with another of my Masterboards, Big and Juicy inks then crackle paste through a stencil. Mounted it onto pastel satin card and added the doily, flowers, sentiment and butterfly (Tim Holtz dies and stamps). Finished with a distressed ribbon and gems.
 
I used Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Victorian Botanical CD ROM and paper from an old Joanna Sheen's paper pad.

I have used a Vintage Christmas image and a Marianne Designs Oval Image

I have used a couple of Stampendous butterfly stamps for my card which was inspired by a trip to Pinterest, my favourite place for inspiration.

Pam
I altered this bottle using a picture of my Grandma, Edith May Demmon, as a young girl. I used pearls, ribbon and a crystal charm. Pearls were added to the inside for a little something extra.

Bec
I have used this gorgeous range from My Minds Eye "My Story" and a wooden flourish heart from Kaisercraft.  Distressed edges and some flowers to give it some shabby!

Lin
I have used the lovely new stamps from Polkadoodles called Daisy Days to create my card, along with some backing paper from the accompanying CD. Details on my blog

Sally
I have used some patterned papers, Kraft card, flowers, pearls and splatters of white paint to create my Shaaby Chic card.

Jackie
I have used a patterned paper from my stash for the background, and a topper sheet I made myself using serif.  I distressed all the edges and added a flower made from old book pages.

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#166 For a Special Man, Winner and Top 5

Good morning, it's Winners time again.

Lin here. I hosted the Special Man challenge and my Winner and Top 5 are …

68 Janja
I wouldn't normally show two pics, but this card had so much fabulous detail on the inside I wanted to share it all with you!

and my Top 5 are:
 
 
17 Shaz In Oz
Some fabulous texture in this card, including real sand!

29 Hailey C
Love the dimension on this fabulous card.

30 Paper Talk With Samra
Lots of amazing detail here, love the wrenches tightening the bolts on the cogs!

39 Asha
Wow. These chilli look so real they made my mouth water.

74 Red Obsession
The sentiment says it all and is perfect for a Special Man
 
Congratulations to you all.  Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
 

Monday, 13 June 2016

#166 For a Special Man

With Father's Day a couple of days away we would like to see your projects for a Special Man. This challenge is being hosted by Me!
 
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Lin
I have used stamps from Heartfelt Creations' Winking Frog range, along with a Spellbinders Card Creator die. Please see my blog for details and more pics.
   
Josephine
The special man for me is my husband, whose birthday is coming up. The image is a Crafty Individuals' stamp which I stamped in Versamark ink, then coloured with Perfect Pearls to give a shaded, metallic image.

Judy
This collage card I made for a special friend for his birthday. The stamped image is from the Tim Holtz collection from Stampers Anonymous.  The image was embossed with a copper coloured embossing powder. I added a clock and hands , gears, sentiment and a background die for interest.  To complete the card I added a die cut birthday sentiment.

For my son-in-law who has a couple of cats and is very much into computers and electronics. I used the first House Mouse Design project book from Joanna Sheen.

This stamp is Fiddlin' Frog from Heartfelt Creations, colored with Copics.  The background is a combination of Copics and Distress Ink.  This card will go to a special Dad in a Retirement Home.

I have made this card for my Guitar Crazy Hubby going with the guitar theme and a bit of grunge and music peeking through a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die.

Made this card for Father's Day. The Masterboard was put together using old tax disks then stamped and sprayed. The stamps are Tim Holtz, Impression Obsession, Creative Expressions and Indigo Blu.

I have made this card with a selection of stamps, Flonz, Sheena Douglass and Inkylicious Stamps.The Background is Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.

My card was made using materials printed from a Debbie Moore CD for a friend who wanted a card for a train enthusiast.
 
 Sally
For my card I have used the 'Mr Smith's Workshop' stamps and paper pack. I have also used some dies, stencils and charms to embellish my project.

My card was made using a stamp from Stampers Anonymous, I created a one layer card and used Copic markers for a vibrant look.

Bec
I have used the Kaisercraft Sears and Son range to create a Father's day card and added texture with chipboard pieces and embossing the stars.
 
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#165 Monochrome, Winner and Top 5

Good morning, it's Winners time again.

Kimx would like to thank everyone who played along with her Monochrome challenge and has now chosen her Winners and Top 5.
 
2. Lorraine A

and her Top 5 are:
 
 
 

Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.
 

Monday, 30 May 2016

#165 Monochrome

Kim is hosting our challenge today and the theme is Monochrome. We would like to see your creations using MOSTLY one colour (hair and skin tones are allowed). Please make sure though that there is only one other main colour.
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
 
Kim 
I went for shades of black for my hexagonal background and some dotty black ribbon. Of course I didn't think of how well it would photograph when I made it lol.

Josephine
A very simple card, using dies from, among others, Tonic and Joanna Sheen.

Judy
I have used Stampin Up designer paper for the background of my card then added a sentiment and Stamped and die cut butterfly from Tim Holtz.  To complete my card I added a flower and brad. 
I used the water colour technique in shades of Aqua including inking  my butterfly and sentiments.

Mary
I used Tattered Lace and Tonic dies for this birthday card.

Used my own Masterboard for this, cut into squares and layered up. Tim Holtz birds and Honey Doo Crafts sentiment stamp. Finished with the addition of black gems and blue brads.

 
I used a Unity Stamp - Head Up, Heart Strong stamped on vellum, then colored the back of the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and adhered to my card with Zyron adhesive.  This card is for my sister who just celebrated 5 years of being cancer free!

I have created a background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and used the paper piecing technique on the cute penguin by MFT.

Jackie

My card was made using diecuts, some brilliance inks and stamps for the background, and some stamped and cut out flowers.

I have used a La La Land Dress Form Die and an embossing folder for some texture.

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