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Monday, 24 November 2014

#128 Distress It

Lin (me) is hosting our 'Distress It' challenge. I would like to see distressing, preferably lots of it, on your project. For clarification I do not mean just using distress inks, but distressed edges, frantage, anything a bit shabby looking.

We are hosted 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 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!
 
and also 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!
 
Some inspiration from our DT

Lin
My papers are a combination of Memory Box and Wild Rose Studio. The fairy stamp was a freebie in this month's Card Making and Papercraft. Flowers and resin butterflies from my stash.

Carole
For my project I have distressed paper edges with my Tim Holtz paper distresser, crumpled paper and inked over it and used Distress Crackle paint with a little gilding wax! Oh - and of course used my Distress Inks!! 

Pamellia
Distressing, for me, goes hand-in-hand with vintage, so for my project I decided to make a Vintage Christmas card with tons of distressed layers and tags. I have used a variety of stamps and some Tim Holtz distress inks, stains and sprays! Distressing everywhere!

Kimx
I don't really do a lot of 'distressing', other than with inks so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I chose a piece of background that I had created with my Creative Palette and then used a fabulous Poinsettia stamp  from our sponsor Woodware.
I paper pieced the Poinsettia having 'distressed' it a little first.

Julie W
 
I have distressed the edges of all the edges and then used distress ink on them, you can't see much of the distressing though in the picture.

Suze
This was a tricky challenge for me as I'm a clean and simple type of girl. Lol. However I gave it a go and made a Christmas hanging decoration.  I used corrugated card, which I partly peeled and painted. The "25" and reindeer are Tim Holtz dies to which I added stickles and crackle accents. The star is gold miri, distressed with sandpaper. The berries and sequin ribbon are from my stash.

Jackie
I like using my distress inks, but as a rule I'm not one for the grungy distressed look on cards either... my distressing is more likely to be background construction!   For my project I made a Christmas tag, using a Kraft card tag for the base, distress inks, papers and some embellishments from my stash, and a page of an old book (bought from Chocolate Baroque - I could never tear one out myself...!) 

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  
 
LIN W

#127 A Touch of Charm, Top 5

I picked a Winner, no prize sadly, but my favourite

CCM Winner

12 Leno Løken

and Josephine chose her Top 5 in order of entry:-
CCM Top5
Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner's or Top 5 badge on your blogs.

LIN W

Monday, 10 November 2014

#127 A Touch of Charm

Sorry for the delay, it’s just been one of those days!
 
Josephine is hosting today and her theme is 'A Touch of Charm'. She would like to see a charm added to your project.

Here is some inspiration from our DT

Julie W
 
I have used a Hunkydory kit for this card

Josephine

I used an image from The Creative Mind of Sylvie called Heart Blossom, combining it with a digi paper, hand-made flowers and a heart charm to make this card for a friend's parents. 

Vania
 

Leslie
I used the Artistic Outpost stamp set called Bluebird. I stamped the large image on the front on Commotion's "Almost Leather" after hitting it with the heat tool. I used round and square brass eyelets, crocheted cotton lace and a flower charm in the center of my big bow.

Jackie

I'm in the middle of panic making Christmas Cards at the moment, and they are perfect for using these cute charms I had in my stash!  My card also uses some backing papers and images from the Christmas House of Zandra CD which I decoupaged.

Pamellia
I had a snowflake charm all picked out for this card, then at the last minute I didn't like how it looked. So I decided to make a charm from scratch using some silver embossing powder, silver paint, UTEE, a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp, some Ranger Archival ink and a Tim Holtz tag die.

Suze
I used a mannequin stamp from Kaisercraft, some sparkly DP, the flower is cut from cream felt using the Tim Holtz pinecone die and the charm is from my stash.

For my card I have used a piece of background made with my Gelli Plate and a fabulous leaf background stamp from Stampendous. I also added a couple of fussy cut leaves, sentiment and a lovely leaf charm.

Lin

My charm is in the centre of my sunflower. Tim Holtz Layered Bee is the focal point, and Heartfelt Creations Sunflower paper for the background.
 
Carole
My card is a Good Luck card, inspired by the clover charms I found in my stash. (OK - I know they're not 4-leaved but you get the idea!).
 
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
 

#126 Cut It Out, Winner and Top 5

Wow what a huge response to our die cut challenge! Thanks to all who entered.

Leslie has been very poorly with the flu for the last few days, but she still struggled out of her sick bed and popped round to make her comments and choose her winner and Top 5, now that's what you call dedication! Anyhow she has chosen her winner and Top 5 as follows:-

 

For the lovely Reindeer Stamp from
HOBBY ART STAMPS


128 Rainey's Craft Room


and her top 5 are

 

 
 
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 and title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winner has until 23rd November to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize will be forfeit.





Monday, 27 October 2014

#126 Cut It Out

Leslie is hosting today and has chosen 'Cut it Out' for her theme. She would like to see die cutting or punching on your project please.

We are sponsored by

With this fabulous prize

Rodney the Reindeer Stamp

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 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

Leslie
 
I created a fun birthday card using hexagon dies with the Big Shot and a high heel shoe cut file with the Silhouette. I added some polka dot ribbon, a filigree metal corner, gemstones and pearls. 

Viv
Predominantly white wedding card, using punches and dies- and a touch of ink! 

Julie

My card was mostly cut using my Cameo, in shades of cream & Green. 

Jackie

My boxed acetate dome card was made for a 60th Birthday and I used one of my Tattered Lace dies to cut the aperture and the frames. I also used some flowers from my stash, and the last of my lovely burgundy ribbon.

Pamellia
I reached deep into my stash and pulled out some Spellbinders dies and LaLa Land dies to put together this shiny Christmas card. Lots of gold and lots of glitter!

Glenda
Used three die cuts for this cute but non scary card.

Sally
I used a die from Crafts-Too for the main image and paper pieced the different elements. I used my Silhouette to cut the frame and embellished the card with Stickles, buttons, bows, pearls and twine. 

I have used a combination of Spellbinder Ovals and Circles (including Grand ones) to cut out the image and the mats for my Twisted Easel card. 

 
I have kept my card quite clean to accentuate the diecuts, the bride and groom, both from Tattered Lace. 
 
I have used some Impression Obsession leaf dies to create my card using a tutorial I found on YouTube.

I've used a Crafts and Me/Sara Burrier digi stamp and teamed it with a fabulous dic cut panel from Sue Wilson.

Mostly everything I used is from Stampin Up: Designer paper, framelit die, sentiment (embossed in gold), tag punch, flower stamp and matching punch and leaf die. Gold twine and stickles on the flowers are from my stash.

Finally we have another new team member
Julie W
Hi I am Julie and am delighted to join CCM DT, I have been crafting for many years knitting from an early age taught by my Mum, I have only been card making for 6 years due to illness, it helped me so much and to be honest I don't even know where the idea came from in the first place, but I loved it and then a friend mentioned Create and Craft well that did it for me it opened a whole new perspective of card making I was amazed and learnt so much from it too, I could not be without it now, I have to make something everyday or I get withdrawal symptons, LOL. 

and Julie's first project for us
 
 I have used Create A Card Die Enchanted and Tattered Lace word 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  
 
LIN W