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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

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.

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.


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


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


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.


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.

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.


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.


#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

24 Clare Boelema

and for the prize from

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

 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


#122 Make an Impression {Dry Embossing} Winners and Top 5

I have chosen the winner from the Make an Impression Challenge as follows:-

and my Top 5 are

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs.

Monday 1 September 2014

#122 ‘Make an Impression’ (DRY embossing)

Our new challenge is  'Make an Impression'. We want to see your DRY embossing projects. You can use an embossing folder, or the old fashioned stencil and light box method, or even holding something up against the window! How times have changed, lol

Some inspiration from the DT


I've coupled a Debbi Moore stamp with embossing in the background. I used embossing folders from Craft Concepts and Sizzix, highlighting the butterflies from the CC folder using Versamark ink and Pan Pastel. The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.

I've used one of the creative expressions embossing folders for my background layer on my topper for this card, along with a Sue Wilson bow stamp and some micro beads.  I've also dry embossed by hand the birdcage on parchment paper.

I have made a clean and simple card, suitable for a wedding or anniversary. I used Sizzix Primitive Hearts Die, Swiss Dots and Victorian Fleur embossing folders and Stampin' Up  Raspberry Ripple card and ribbon.  The bows and sentiment dies are Memory Box.


I have used an image from Saturated Canary 'Fancy' and an embossing folder that was free with a card making magazine.

I have used an old floral embossing folder for the main panel on my card. Sponged with Distress Inks it highlights the embossing perfectly.

I have used several Crafter's Companion embossing folders with Centura Pearl and Kraft card for my 8x8 creation. The die cut flowers are also embossed.

I have used a Fitztown image called Dark Fairy and coloured her with Copics and Prismas. The embossing is an A4 embossing folder.

Finally I would like to introduce a brand new team member

Hello Everyone! I'm Pamellia Johnson and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian).

I have been crafting in some form or another ever since I was a little kid, thanks to my very creative and talented Mom. I've dabbled in all sorts of crafts, but I think what I enjoy making the most is handmade cards, and I really love doing shabby chic projects with tons of lace, pearls and flowers!

Whenever possible, I try and make every aspect of my projects by hand. I prefer to make my own backgrounds and flowers, I dye my own ribbons, I even make some of my embellishments out of clay. I find such a sense of accomplishment in knowing that I made it myself.

I would like to thank the Crafty Cardmakers team for inviting me to be a part of their family. I am thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists. I look forward to this next step in my crafting adventure and I hope to see you here every second Monday for a wonderful new challenge!

 and Pamellia's first project for us
I have used a sandpaper technique with the Large Damask Darice embossing folder to create the background for my Christmas card. Embellishments include Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and Memory Box Frostyville Wreath 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