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Monday, 17 February 2014

#110 Come Fly With Me

Viv is hosting today's challenge and the theme is 'Come Fly With Me'. She would like to see either birds or something bird related, ie birdcages/houses, as the MAIN focal point of your project.  Please do not enter if there is just the tiniest bird at the edge of your project, birds or birdcages are the focus of this challenge, and butterflies and fairies don't count!

We are sponsored by

HOBBY ART STAMPS

With this fabulous prize
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


DI'S DIGISTAMPS
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 the DT
 
 Viv
 
I hope you like my little Birdie and his Home!

  Yvonne
Homemade stamped base paper and a bird perched on his branch.

Josephine
I used a stamp from Crafty Individuals which I split into four. Images are coloured with Promarkers and background is embossed and shaded with Pan Pastels.

Vania


Julie
 
My Owl and branch were cut on my Cameo and the background was done using Adirondack inks and ink dusters.

Marie
 
I used a digital image from Nicecrane Designs printed onto watercolor paper. GA added to birds for depth and to add a little shine. Frame cut with Cameo and the resin flower I made myself.

Cindy
 
A very simple little tag from me, the main image is creating by running the distressed background through a cuttlebug folder and then adding some more ink to bring out the detail.
A clean and simple card utilising some background paper I found in my stash, some ribbon and a stamp from creative expressions.
I have used the same fabulous Hobby Art stamp set that we have as one of our prizes for my card.

Lin
I created a birdcage from a Tim Holtz die. See my blog for details

All links are moderated, please be patient whilst I get the chance to check that your link meets the requirements before adding it to the blog. You will add your link as normal, it just won’t appear immediately. 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

#109, This is a Man’s World, Winners and Top 5

We had a lot of fabulous entries for our 'Man's World' challenge, thank you, sadly the one one or two missed our rules about 15 challenges total.

Carole was our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen her winners and Top 5 as follows:-

 

FLOURISH WITH A BLING
I just love all the little bits and pieces that have gone together to make this!!
 
and for
 
Fabulous colouring - and love the idea behind it!!

And Carole's Top 5 are:-

No 23 Toni at FHC

I love the silhouette against the gorgeous sunset!!
 

No 59 - Julie M
What a fun little card!! Love the colours!!
 

No 65 - Tracy Crafty

Can't get much more masculine that this!!
 

No 75 - Saba
Such an original idea - and so effective.


Gorgeous use of colour and layout!!


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 have until 2nd March 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.




Monday, 3 February 2014

#109 This is a Man’s World

Carole is hosting our challenge today. She has chosen the theme of 'This is a Man's world' (am I the only one singing that song now?) A male themed creation. So anything suitable for a man or boy

We are sponsored by

 FLOURISH WITH A BLING
 Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri and Maggie Lloyd who are three passionate and avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour and everything Bling!
“Our aim is to bring more colour and variety into the world of flourishes and embellishments. With our unique designs and new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking’. We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling have introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.”
They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices. They have flat rate postage within Australia and also post internationally (half price shipping for large orders). You can contact them or find all their products on their easy-to-use website www.flourishwithabling.com.au.
Don’t forget to check out their facebook page for random giveaways and visit the blog to win monthly challenges or visit their gallery for inspiration and ideas too.
 
and also by
 3 Images of the Winner's Choice. If, however, the winner has used a Stamping Boutique Image they will received 4 images of their choice 

Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor at CRAFTY CARDMAKERS. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/ 


Some inspiration from our DT

Carole
For my challenge, I have used an image from our sponsor - The Stamping Boutique - called 'AJ the race car driver'. Had the backing card in mind before I started - so matched my Promarkers to that!!

Fiona

For my card I have used a Pollycraft digi called "Ronnie Relaxing" which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. My papers are all from my scrap box and I have used a large polka dot embossing folder for the border.

Josephine
I've used an image from our sponsor Stamping Boutique called AJ the Race Car Driver. I coloured the image with Promarkers and shaded the background with Pan Pastels. Papers are from Paper Pizazz, and I made the chequered flag.

Julie
I made my card by merging digital stamps from Make it Crafty and Speesh Stamps, then colouring with Copics and Pro Markers.

Feebsy
I created this card with  stamps from Indigo Blu and Kanban the greeting was created on my computer using a font from DaFont.

Lin
I have used 'Noah's Ark' from our Sponsor The Stamping Boutique, for a little boy called Noah!

Cindy
 
In case you're not quite sure (!) this is a hard glasses case which I decorated for a friend at work using stamps, digis and papers.

 
I've made a slider/spinner money wallet (my first go at a moving part!).  The alphabet stamps are Studio G and the football is from Hobbycraft.

 
I used a lovely Lili of the Valley die cut for my card and mounted it over some handmade Bargello background.

I have used the image "Noah's Ark" from The Stamping Boutique. The white cardstock is Recollections and the image is coloured with Crayola Pencils. All the rest of the paper is CTMH. The ribbon is Offray and the pin is from my stash.

All links are moderated, please be patient whilst I get the chance to check that your link meets the requirements before adding it to the blog. You will add your link as normal, it just won’t appear immediately. 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

#108 Black and White, Winners and Top 5

Kimx was our hostess for our Black and White Challenge and she has chosen her winners and Top 5 as follows:-

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in my challenge. I had a great time visiting everyone and looking at all of your wonderful creations. it was so hard to pick out the winners.

A fantastic Zentangle card with hand drawn flowers, I am in awe of her talent.
 

 

28 Marlene Gomez
I love the simplicity of this wonderful card


and Kimx's Top 5  in numerical order are:-


2 Ann
Another superb zentangle card

21 Simone
A fabulous card, very elegant with a lovely vintage feel

25 Leslie Turner
Another simple but stylish Sympathy card, I loved the sentiment inside

36 KT Fit Kitty
A fantasic card, I love the forest of trees that she has created

45 Saba
A wonderful Chalkboard card with some lovely hand made flowers

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 have until 16th February 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.