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Monday 26 October 2020

#267 Things That Go Bump In The Night

Before we get to today’s challenge theme, I have an announcement to make. After 9 years of running things here at Crafty Cardmakers it is with a heavy heart I have made the decision to close the blog. I have had health issues for some time now and I have come to the realisation that actually struggling on like this has been stifling any creativity I started out with. Sadly what was an enjoyable part of my week has become a chore. It hasn't helped that blogger decided to fix what was not broken and made it more difficult to edit posts than pre-change.

So this will be our last challenge. I will be back on 9th November with the winner and top 5 of this challenge but that will be our last post.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank ALL the members of the Crafty Cardmakers Design Team both present and past for all their support and amazing creativity over the last nine years. I will miss you all and wish you all much success in your future endeavours. Hopefully, after a bit of a break from me, we will see each other around blogland! Thank you Ladies and Gent.

Kim is hosting today's challenge, Things That Go Bump In The Night!

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

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


An old friend has her birthday on Halloween so this is for her.
The image is a new Simply Print from Lili of the Valley along with background paper and plenty of dies.

Lots of Tim Holtz stamps and dies here and details for making can be found on my blog. Happy Halloween, Angela xXx

I used Stampendous and Stampin Up Halloween stamps for this card along with Distress Inks and Copics.

I used a digi from Beccy's Place which I coloured using Promarkers and paper printed from Crafting's downloadable Halloween Artwork pack.

I used a stamp set I have recently acquired from a friend. It is an old stamp set by Simon Says Stamp but very new to me and I love the way the images take up a lot of room on a card but still leave space to create a scene around them.

For my card today I have used a Tilda Stamp, called Little Witch
cut out the Bat from some old paper added some flowers and a Ribbon Bow

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


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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#265 Create A Tag, Winner and Top 5

 Monika has picked the Winner and Top 5 for our Create A Tag challenge and they are:-

2 Vicki

and her top 5 are

6 Aimeslee

7 Alicia O'Bryant

10 Zoechaos

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar.

Monday 12 October 2020

#265 Create A Tag

Dr. Monika is hosting today's challenge, Create a Tag.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or home decor, as long as it includes a tag you have created, or it can just be a tag on it's own.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

I made a Mini Tag Book for our challenge. I love creating backgrounds with different textures, so for this Tag Book I have used gorgeous Mudra Stamp sets and stencils. I added the colours using Lindy's Stamp Gang's magical shakers and Prima Marketing - Finnabair acrylic paints and wax. I have used Tim Holtz paper dolls, glue dots, cheese cloth, decor stones, left over pieces of 7 Dots studio's paper and negative of chipboard pieces to add more details to my project. I can't wait to see your beautiful creations... xoxo

I was asked to make the tags for a friend who was responsible for her sister in law to be's hen party bags - she had very definite ideas, and they were very pink!  I made all the tags using my scanncut.


For the background of this tag, I used a John Next Door Media Plate. I inked it with distress ink, then sprinkled it with some dissolved Brushos. I stamped over the result with stamps from Creative Stamped magazine using Versafine Clair ink. I mounted the result on to a tag cut using a Sizzix die.

I made a tag and a tag container as a Birthday Gift for a friend. I obtained the inspiration and instructions from Pinterest.

I have a tag card for you made with one of my Masterboards. Lots of AALL and Create stamps, dies and stencils. The large triangles were die cut with 'Honey Bee Cuts'. The sentiment and washi tape are by Tim Holtz.

For this tag challenge I chose to use a chipboard tag along with some Stamperia rice paper. To the rice paper I added some stencilling, butterflies, a stamp,  distress ink, and ribbon.

Not long until Christmas, now ;o) Since I am usually already late with sending out Christmas cards I usually totally forget about tags for my presents. So this was the perfect opportunity to create some.

I used a digi from Beccy's Place called Gerbera Frame and coloured it using Alcohol pens. After cutting it out using a Tattered Lace reflections tag die and matting it onto white card I added a bee which was also cut out using a Tattered Lace die.

I decided to make a Christmas Tag, I have used Marianne Design Tag Set a Whimsy Stamps Owl Stamp and papers from Photo Play

Found this little blue tag in my stash so, I added some texture and stamping and mounted it onto kraft card.  A piece of book paper, a doily, a couple of gems and a few black stamens complete the cluster.  Popped on some nice words and finished it off with a bit of twine.  Looking forward to seeing your entries!  Have fun!
I have used a combination of Julie Hickey and Polkadoodles stamps, some Art by Marlene collage paper, and Graphic 45 Staples Tags and dies, details on my blog

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


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#264 Shabby Chic, Winner and Top 5

Angela hosted our Shabby Chic challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-


and her top 5 are:-

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.