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Monday, 25 November 2013

#105 Clean And Simple

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Viv who has chosen the theme  of CAS or Clean and Simple.
Clean and Simple is defined as 
A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments, most often single layered or minimal layers.

Some definitions of white space, etc. borrowed from the Less is More challenge blog 

Clean and Simple A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.
White Space An area of the card which has no image, layer or embellishment. This can be any colour dependent upon the colour of the card blank.
OLC One Layer Card One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the cardstock.
So please no fussy and fancy and multi layered creations

The above definitions are the criteria we will be using to decide if your entry is CAS or not!

We are sponsored by
DI'S DIGISTAMPS
with a $10 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 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! 

and
 THE STAMPMAN
 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Viv
I used stamped different floral stamps and distress inks to create this card using simple circle nesties to add some dimension.

Jackie
The image on this card was stamped onto a piece of the same card as the base card and edged with black.  The sentiment was stamped onto the base card and the frame was hand drawn with a pen.  The stamp is by Inkylicious.

Yvonne
The image and sentiment were stamped onto a piece of pain white card, edged with the same ink as used for the image, then mounted onto the whits base card.

Julie
I printed a flourish and added some spellbinders baubles and hand tied bows for my CAS Christmas Card.
 
Although I think most of my cards are fairly uncluttered in design, I rarely leave much 'white space', and I decided to pull myself right out of my comfort zone here. I paperpricked a dogrose design by Janet Wilson and mounted it on blue mirror card, adding some more mirror card, ribbon and a spot of glitter glue.
 
I used a House Mouse stamp, coloured in with my copics, and an xcut die to form the stitches for the border.

So here it goes, one of my first CAS cards. I used an image from the Paper Shelter and coloured with my Letraset Markers. The sentiment stamp is from YouDo. I have also use a snowflake from Joy Craft and some gemstones to give it a little shine. Further details added with an embossing board, just framing the white card a little bit. And well, I just couldn't help myself and added a bit of red CS to it all as well. :)

This was such a simple card to make. The dressform is a Tim Holtz die, embellished with some seambinding, a small circular SU stamp and some glittery flowers. The DP is also from Stampin’ Up. 
 
I've got to admit that I'm very into CAS cards at the moment. I created a one layer card using Marion Emberson's "On your special day" stamp set, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink and some pearls.

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LIN W

#104 Paper Piecing, Winners and Top 5

Viv was the hostess for our paper piecing challenge and she has chosen her Winner/Top 5 as follows:-
"Such a difficult choice! Lots of great entries, I enjoyed looking at them all and wanted them all to win!  But not to be so - big drum roll ... here are the winners! -
 
for the prize from
62 Kalysto
Fab paper piecing and a gorgeous card!

 
and for the prize from WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION
 
(great Christmas jummie!)

and Viv's Top 5 (all gorgeous!) in order of entry are:-
 

20 Nnalorac 


33 Doggone Scrapper


37 Tiziana


47 Cammy


60 Stampin in Pink

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two 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 8th December to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) 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.


Don’t forget to call back at later for our next challenge





Monday, 11 November 2013

#104 Paper Piecing

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Viv, who has chosen the theme 'Paper Piecing'
 
Viv would like to see something paper pieced on your project. You could, for example, paper piece a flower, part of your image such as a character's clothing, you could even paper piece an animal image for a funky look, one of the team has even paper pieced her background.. I am sure you can think of other ideas! 

Please ensure that your creation has paper piecing on it in order to qualify for the winner or top 5 slot.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 

We are sponsored by

SATURATED CANARY
with two of their fabulous digis
Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.  I draw characters and do a lot of crafting:).  I gather a lot of inspiration from my two kiddos...they are sweet and goofy.  I love to see how other people color my images...It is always exciting to watch the colors bring them to life!  You can check out my artwork and family tidbits on my blog, Saturated Canary
Thanks for having me this challenge! Good luck everyone!

and also by

WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line
 
 
Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

 Viv
 
I used Krista's lovely Christmas Nutcracker image - and paper pieced her dress and hair ribbons using Raspberry Road's Merry Christmas papers.

Jackie
I used this charming stamp from our sponsors, Woodware and paper pieced his body using some Christmas papers left in my stash from last year.  The reindeer was stamped onto kraft card as was the base card used.

Cindy

An 8 x 8 card using a Clarity stamped image paper pieced with Theresa Collins papers.

Yvonne
A card made paper piecing small left over papers and a Woodware stamped  image.

Fiona
For my card I have used a LOTV stamp coloured with ProMarkers. I have used We R Memory Keepers "Vintage T" papers to paper piece the "DAD" and also his little tie. My other papers are from the DCWV "Boyhood" stack.

Julie
My image is 'Ava' by Saturated Canary and I have used papers from a Papermania DVD to Paper Piece her, I have used Copics and Promarkers for the hair, skin & shoes.

Carole
I have used "Ruffles the Clown" from out sponsor, Saturated Canary. The papers are mostly Brenda Pinnick. I have coloured her hair and face with Promarkers.

Marie
Paper Piecing is not something that I do a lot. For this card had I actually prepared the sweater for the soccer player, but when I went through my dies I found a patch work die from Joanna Sheen, and the brilliant idea of making a soccer ball came to mind instead. So my whole back ground is lots of tiny pieces of  left over card stock made into a soccer ball. Image is from the Paper Shelter. I actually love how this card turned out as it is different from what I normally do.

I've had this Prima Doll stamp for a while now and have been itching to get my fingers on her, but I have been too busy elsewhere. Anyhow, she was just crying out to be paper pieced!
 
Do you want to make this card? - You must have a lace, some pеarls, dies - from spellbinder, memory box and joy, designer paper, spectrum noir markers and the gorgeous image "Violet Vintage" from our sponsor Saturated Canary.
 
This stamp was free with a magazine.  I paper pieced her dress and coloured the rest of her with Promarkers. I added glossy accents to her posy of flowers and Stickles to the frill of her dress. Frames cut with Stampin Up Framelits.  No 4 and butterflies also cut with Stampin Up dies, using SU glitter card.
 
I have paper-pieced a hedgehog using the Docrafts Woodland Friends die, cutting the parts out from different coloured paper and then layering them up to make the cute little creature. The background was made by running a Darice embossing folder through my Big Shot and then inking over with Walnut Stain distress ink.
 
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LIN W

#103 Monochromatic Purple, Winners and Top 5

Fiona was our hostess for our Monochromatic Purple challenge and she has chosen her Winners and Top 5 as follows:-

ccm Badge WINNER

For the $10 gift voucher from

DI'S DIGISTAMPS

Di's Digis

No 25 Lucy Patrick

and for the HOBBY ART stamps prize

Hobby Art Temp

Anna's Collection - Special WishesSmall Dragonfly

No 18 Linda Simpson

and Fiona’s top 5 are as follows:-

ccm Badge TOP 5

No 2 Poydan Kulma

No 12 Renata Sobanska

No 11 Claire C

No 15 Nance Selkeld

No 24 Outi

 

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two 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 24th November to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) 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.

Don’t forget to call back at later for our next challenge

LIN W