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Monday, 13 October 2014

#125 It’s Only Words

I'm hosting today and my challenge is 'It's Only Words'.  I would like to see something that has the sentiment as the main focus or at least prominently displayed.

We have this lovely prize
a very useful Woodware stamp and some text card candi

Some inspiration from our DT

Josephine

I'm not big on card sentiments - I prefer to let the image 'do the talking'! So for this one, I took a simple Photoshop Elements originated sentiment and added various die cuts and flowers, (almost) all courtesy of Sizzix.

Carole
My sentiment is from Creative Expressions - Thoughtful Sentiments. I have teamed this up with Die'sire Enchanted Create-a-card die and Essential Butterflies to make this easel card!! 

Sally

The sentiment stamp is from my stash, I have used dies and charms to make the embellishments and of course some ribbons, lace, pearls and glitter.

Julie

Card and apple ornament gifts for my sons Pre-School Teachers

Lin
Mine is a sympathy card for a Neighbour who recently lost her Husband. Anna Griffin sentiment, Spellbinders die. 

Vania
 

Leslie
My sentiment is from Unity. I used the Sizzix Square Flip-Its die for my swing card base, K & Co. double-sided papers, satin ribbon, lacy square and flourish die cuts, and a cluster of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers on a metal corner.

Pamellia
I'm not much for words, so I decided to let my die sets do the talking! With the help of Spellbinders and Tim Holtz, I created a rustic country Christmas card with some faux porcelain embellishments.

Suze
A quick and easy card from me using a lovely Hero Arts sentiment which I gold embossed.  The two little birds, cut from gold miri, are a Memory Box Die and the papers are from my stash. 

Jackie
I'm becoming only too aware that Christmas is speeding up on us, so my card is the beginning of my Christmas card list.  This one was made using a Woodware stamp, and some gilding flakes.

For my card I have chosen a sentiment by Woodware and a piece of handmade background made using Alcohol inks and Acetate. 

and finally our newest team member

Glenda

I am a retired career woman  and I have loved crafting of all sorts since I can remember. This current phase of  card making has me totally addicted. I love to make anything out of paper, I just find it fascinating.  I am  starting (much to my delight and horror] to get interested in scrap-booking and the creations of albums :0). I am married to a most wonderful man and have one son and 4 step children, all adults at this point with lives and families of their own leaving me time to pursue my own   interests. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to join  Lin's team at Crafty Cardmakers and I look forward to seeing everyone's work and sharing my own with you !

 
My sentiment is a TLC Creations digital image, spiders are die cut and the papers are from my Halloween paper stash. Distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool. 

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


#124 Triple B, Winner and Top 5

Before we get down to announcing the winner and top 5 from our last challenge, I have to comment on the entries we received. To those of you who read the challenge, and saw that we had a specific list of Bs to choose from, and entered appropriate creations with at least three of those Bs, thank you. However, well over half of our entrants, clearly didn’t read the post because they entered creations with entirely different Bs to the ones we listed right at the top of our challenge. I always put the challenge details at the top of the page so you don’t have to scroll through paragraphs of other stuff just to find what we are asking of you, so please, please, could you have the courtesy of actually reading those requirements before entering your card/creation in the linky. It’s not sufficient to see the title and assume you know what we are asking, nor is it sufficient to use a challenge directory website and assume you know what we are asking from there either. I feel as if I am banging a boring drum here, but I don’t think it’s much to ask that you just check that what you are adding to the linky actually matches what we have asked you to do! Some people even entered 5 Bs NONE of which were on our list!
 
Sadly I had to delete a number of entries because it’s not fair on the people who have read and entered an appropriate piece.
 
Right enough of the moaning, down to business ….
 
Pamellia has chosen the winner from her Triple 'B' Challenge as follows:-

Thank you all for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More...
 
  

for the Aspects of Design stamp sheet

9 - Paper Talk with Samra
 

and Pamellia's Top 5 are



Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winners' or Top 5 badge on your blogs.
 
Would the winner 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 winner has until 26th October to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize will be forfeit.





Monday, 29 September 2014

#124 Triple ‘B’ – See post for details

Pamellia is hosting today and has chosen the Triple 'B' for her challenge. You need to pick at least 3 of the 5 options below and use them on your project. Not 3 butterflies for example, but butterflies, birthday and buttons would be 3 and so on. So please to make it clear you have to use at least 3 from the list, not 3 of just one on the list.



We have a lovely prize of a sheet of Aspects of Design Flitters and Flutters Stamps

AOD
If you fancy a nice mixed media/altered art challenge please come and join our Sister site The Mirror Crack'd where we have an Anything Goes mixed media challenge until 3rd October.

Now over to our DT for some fabulous inspiration
 
For my three 'B's, I chose Blue, Butterflies and Birthday. I used Spellbinders Foliage dies to make some flowers and Tim Holtz Tag die to showcase my sentiment.

Leslie
My three Bs are blue, banner and buttons.
I created this background by stamping on photo paper with ink on a small acrylic block. Floral images and sentiments are by Gina K Designs.

Josephine

My B's are blue, banner, butterflies and birthday! I've used dies by Spellbinders and Marianne, paper from Papermania and some liquid pearl.

Lin

My three 'Bs' are Blue, Birthday and Butterflies. Sarah Kay image coloured with copics and on an embossed and coloured background.

Suze

I went for blue, birthday and banners.  I used fabric scraps for the banners which I machine stitched on, blue cardstock and ink, oval dies and Stampin Up sentiment and framelit.

Sally

I chose Butterflies, Banners and Birthday. I used Hobby Art stamps for the butterflies and coloured them with Copic's and a touch of glitter and Glossy Accents.

Kimx
I chose Butterflies, Blue and Birthday for my card.
I used a background made with my Gelli Plate, a Stampendous Butterfly stamp along with a Hobby Art Birthday greeting.

Carole

My three are: Birthday, Blue, Buttons. This is an 8th birthday card for my friend's son, Connor, made with Crafter's Companion Angelica and Friends CD ROM.

Any entry that does not meet the challenge requirement or that does not follow our simple rules will be deleted.

LIN W



#123 Ribbons/Lace and Pearls Winners and Top 5

Jackie has chosen the winners from the Ribbon/Lace and Pearls Challenge as follows:-

Thank you all for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More...
 
  

for the prize from
WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

24 Clare Boelema
 

and for the prize from
DI'S DIGISTAMPS

and Jackie's Top 5 are
 

76 Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern
 
Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winners' 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 12th October to claim their prizes, after which time I am afraid the prizes will be forfeit.





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