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Monday 26 March 2018

#208 Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs

Before we get to today's challenge I am delighted to introduce you to three new team members and a previous team member who has returned to us!

First our Returnee, Julie

Hello I'm Julie, I have been married to Rob for 40 years, we have two grown up children and four gorgeous Grandchildren, we live on the Isle of Wight,
Nine years ago I became ill, and I had a breakdown, for a couple of months I couldn't be interested in doing anything at all, but a little later I started to do painting by numbers and really enjoyed it, a friend told me about a craft program on TV and that open a whole new world to me and I haven't looked back since. I absolutely love papercrafting it is my world, every day at some time and another you will find me in my craft room, I started with CDs and have progressed so much since then, I love working within a team and learn so much from everyone and all the inspiration I learn from everywhere.

and now to introduce you to the three new ladies


Hi, I'm Jo.....I love crafting, cats & cakes......not necessarily in that order lol!
My go-to craft is papercraft but I love to sew, bake & crochet too.

I share my craft room (and stash) with my daughter.......she's so messy lol!I'm so chuffed to be joining the Crafty Cardmakers DT......thanks so much Lin for inviting me, I'm looking forward to meeting the team & I can't wait to get started


Hello! My name is Valérie, I am 37 years old and I live in Switzerland with my husband Benjamin and my three guinea pigs Jinxie, Ayla and Vaila. I work part-time at a law firm as an all-rounder but my real passion is cardmaking and scrapbooking. My style is clean and simple and I love cute stamps. I started with scrapbooking and making mini albums in 2007 and started my blog in 2010. I design for Scraphouse (a Swiss scrapbooking store) and several challenge blogs. When I don't craft I love reading, fashion and travelling.

Dr. Monika

Hello Everyone, My name is Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla and I live in Delhi, India. I love my family - my husband and 2 year old son, they bring me joy and new ideas for my projects. I worked at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, while my Doctoral research and now crafter by profession. Irony it may seem but yes that’s how life works. My world revolves around my son and husband. I am full time homemaker who is working on her dream of opening her own craft studio.

I love making cards, scrapbooks, layout, mini albums, mixed media, 3D projects and Off the Page” creations. I am inspired by Tim Holtz, Anna Dabrowska, Jennifer MacGuire, Marta Lapkowska, Keren Tameer, Ola Khomenok and everyone out there who work with so much passion and love. I feel excited to make art piece which brings me satisfaction and a different level of happiness from my home-based craft boutique “UrooCreations”. I love to do workshop and video tutorials to spread, express and learn.

I always look to create from my heart and soul! Try not to repeat myself.
I love to be a part of Crafty Cardmakers Team;

It will be a great opportunity for me. As I have many interests and want to explore this creative world by joining some amazing challenges. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge is a place full of creative ideas and awesome crafters all around the world. I love to make new crafty friends and get inspire by them. Looking forward to inspire and create amazing projects together. I will put my best effort to make this wonderful place full of creative ideas and inspirations.

I am sure the ladies would be thrilled if you would click on their names and pay their blogs a visit and leave them some love, and in the meantime:

Kim is hosting today's challenge, Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


I chose a card that I made using a fabulous decorated bunny designed by Jane Gill. I coloured it using a combination of Distress Oxides and Gelly Roll pens.


Two little rabbits and various papers from the Crafter's Companion Everyday in Moonbeam Meadow CDRom for my husband or our anniversary. The background was assembled in Photoshop Elements.


I used several pages of the same image from Hunkydory's Little Book of Springtime moments to decoupage this picture and added ribbon and a peel off.


My Easter card was made with a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and a rubber stamp by Whispers. I coloured my stamp with Copic Markers, Wink of Stella and Diamond Glaze. To complete the card I added a glitter ribbon, ribbon and a sentiment.


I choose bunnies for my theme and are they not an adorable couple! The stamp is a Stampavie clear stamp called Vintage Bunnies. See my blog for more details.


My Bunnies are a lovely image from Delicious Doodles called Away with the Bunnies! I coloured it with a combination of Zig Clean Color Pens and Neocolor iis. But mostly the Zig colors. Please see my blog for more details


I chose Bunnies for my theme. This is a Tina Wenke Stamp called Rabbit in Watering Can, I thought it was so cute in amongst the Tulips


I also chose bunnies for my theme with these cuties by Gerda Steiner Designs. The images are great for Easter cards as well, but I had this particular idea in my head for soo long I thought it was high time to finally create the card :o)


I chose a bunny too though he might be a hare actually. Created this with my own Masterboard and included various stamps and Distress Oxides. If you click on my name above it will take you to a tutorial for making this card. Happy crafting, Angela xXx


I have chose bunnies too, Die is Creative Expressions, It is one of Sue Wilson's
Julie xxx


My exploding box has bunnies, chicks AND eggs! I made it using some images from a serif digi kit and papers from my stash. The chicks came from The Works...


When I saw the theme I knew that I wanted my bunny to hop over the Easter eggs. I used this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I coloured my images with Copics with colours matching my patterned paper. I added a grass border and 3D foam pads for more interest. I stamped my sentiment using a stamp set from Reverse Confetti. And “voilà” a cute and colourful Easter card.

I decided to go with the Eggs.  I simply drew an egg shape, cut them out in chipboard and then covered them with DP.  Added a doily, and some gauze underneath and then the leaves and flowers which were lightly sprinkled with glitter.  The sentiment was computer generated and simply mounted on a piece of chipboard.

Dr. Monika
I decided to make a handmade card with full of spring colors, flowers and weeds. I made this card using some Lindy's spray, Mont Marte acrylic paints, Tim Holtz idea-Ology clipping stickers, leaves and weeds die cuts, natural brown hemp twine, miniature eggs, cheese cloth and other supplies from my stash. Hope you love it too as much as I do.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

#207 Go Green, Winner and Top 5

Judy hosted our 'Go Green' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-

29 Jennifer

and her top 5 are

10 Monica

16 Pinky

31 Margaret A
35 Stempelfrida

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

Monday 12 March 2018

#207 Go Green

Thank you for all your lovely creations last time and for those of you who entered our DT call. I will be contacting the successful ladies in the next couple of days.

So onto today’s challenge, which is hosted by Judy, Go Green. In honour of St. Patrick's day this coming Saturday, we would like to see your green creations. They do not have to be monochromatic, only green, but we would like to see the major part of your creation is green. Please don't just stick a leaf in the corner and think it qualifies! We also don't want just St. Patrick's day themed cards/projects unless the majority of them is green, as the challenge is about the colour green.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Go Green theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


I used a rubber stamp from Stamps Happen, Inc for my green inspired card. The stamp is called Willow Flower fairy. I coloured the image with Copics, gelli pen and Posca paints. I thought it was the perfect stamp for a green themed card.


I started with a digital background from Crafts and Me, added some stamped fairies from Clarity and lots of glitter pen to make this mainly green card.


For this card I have used Distress Oxides to create the background and then stamped over this and the card blank with brown Distress ink. The flowers and the butterfly are Kim Dellow stamps and the sentiment is a sizzix die.


My card was made as a bon voyage card - I used a Debbi Moore cd for the images and background paper and added charms and embellishments from my stash.


For this Challenge I created a couple of Mixed Media ATCs. For the background I used Distress Inks, some texture paste and embossing powder through a stencil and also did a little stamping. Some left over scraps and an Imaginarium chipboard flourish make up the collage and I also added a Kaisercraft brad and a few prills and microbeads.


I used a combination of Sue Wilson Octagon dies and Heartfelt Creations flowers to create my Green card. Please see my blog for details.


I used a coloured image from Beccy's Place, added some Stickles and Glitter Glue to the flowers and made the center flower and the leaf below it dimensional. Embellished the card with bought craft flowers and die cut leaves.


I cut various shades of green card using the Tattered Lace die blossoming butterfly and layered up different sections and then added Stickles to the butterflies and Liquid Pearls to one of the flowers and the pearls on the flourishes.

Agnieszka chanya13

Hello, today I want to show you a green, wedding card. I used green papers ;) and wedding chipboard. I added lots of different, green leaves and flowers from Wild Orchid Craft. Hugs


I have created a background with two shades of Nuvo paste; then die cut the windows from it and dry embossed it once it was dry. The cute critters are from Your Next stamp and I love how bright they turned out ;o) Happy crafting, everyone ;o)


I chose Bundled Sage Green Distress and Oxide inks for my card using Jane Gill's fabulous JGS576 Decorative Bee stamp.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

#206 Floral Delight, Winner and Top 5

Mary hosted our 'Floral Delight' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-

36 Sandie's Card Garden

and her top 5 are

20 Caroline's Creaties

37 Jennifer's Vintage Paperie & Crafts

51 Laney

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.