The challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. is a sketch. The design team have all used images by Jenni, who is sponsoring this week's prize. You'll find her digital images and stamps for sale here. I've made a gatefold card,and coloured 'Cosy Snowman' with pro-markers. Sorry the pic isn't very good, I had to hold the card closed, so chopped my fingers off when editing. Please only enter new work by 8pm next Wednesday to be entered into the draw. Items used: Red mirri card with swirls by Kanban from QVC White glitter card, snowflake punches, sentiment from stash. Image by Jenni at Cardmad fairy's Creations.
The challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. is to make a card with no backing paper. We have a lovely prize from Debbie at The Crafty Pad on offer. For my DT card, I've stamped some snowflakes straight onto a blank white A5 card with Versamark and then dusted them with gold Cosmic Shimmers. The sentiment has been embossed in gold, with the edges ripped and also embossed. I've dusted a little Cosmic Shimmers over the sentiment too. I've added a couple of punched, embossed and stickled snowflakes to the card, and finally some gold ribbon. I really enjoyed making this card, as had to think about what to do instead of reaching for the papers. Hope you can join us this week. I'm going to enter my card into the challenge at Allsorts. Week 19 is 'Snowflakes in September'
The challenge at Stamp Something is to use your favourite colours or papers. I've used blues and whites which are my favourite colours for Christmas cards. Paper Cutz Challenge 9 is to make a project with lots of bling. The snowflakes have stickles, and shiny stickers on them and I've used stickles on Mimosa's hat and coat. The photo doesn't show how glittery the card is. One Stop Craft Challenge 47 wants to see bears on your cards this week. My image is of Mimosa cuddling a bear. Image - Mimosa Isjul by Bildmalarna coloured with pro-markers. Everything else from stash.
We have a nice, easy challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week - pink and brown. You can make anything you like, doesn't have to be a card, as long as it's new work, and is in by 8pm Wednesday evening. There is a fab prize being offered from Just Tracys of flowers, charms, pearls and more. For my card this week, I've combined stamping with distressing and paper weaving. Dps - Basic Grey Sugared Image - it's one I picked up in a sale for £2, and had no labels or anything saying anything about her. Inks - versafine and distress Sentiment and ribbon from stash CS - Bazzil Stickles - Stardust I stamped the image straight onto BG paper, embossed it and coloured the hearts in the hair with a pro-marker, then stickled them. I did a bit of wonky paper weaving with BG papers, then matted it and added the ribbon and sentiment. The hearts were punched out. Distress tool used is by Heidi Grace. The creations by the rest of the DT are stunning, so please take a look.
I've made this Miss Anya card for 4 challenges. They are, in alphabetical order:
1. Anyone for Anya? : Pink/white and 1 other colour. My other colour is black. 2. Cupcake Craft Challenges : Pearls and swirls. My pearls are swirling. There are also some swirls on the backing paper. 3. Pile-it-On : White/black and one other colour. My other colour is pink. You also have to combine challenges. 4. Stamp Something : Use your favourite embellishments. My favourites are pearls, buttons and flowers.
I am loving my crafting 'cabin', so much space, and everything close by and easy to find. I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow morning with my DT card for the new challenge tomorrow on C.R.A.F.T.
I'm getting back into my crafting gradually again after my 'shed building break', and yes Sharon, I will be adding some pics soon, it just needs a bit of a tidy up. I've managed to fit 5 challenges to this card woohoo!! In alphabetical order the challenges are: 1.ABC : D is for Die-Cuts. These can be shapes you've cut yourself...or bought die cut shapes...or even punched shapes. I've used my Labels 8 nesties, and a Martha Stewart scallop punch and branch punch. 2. Anyone for Anya? : Buttons, bows and brads. I love Anya stamps, so just had to join this challenge. There's a button on the flowers, brads in each hole of the Martha Stewart double scallop punch, and a bow charm, as well as the bow in her hair. 3.Inspirational Card Sketches 33: A sketch by Dawn B which I chose to follow as I think it's fab. 4. Passion for Promarkers 16 : The colours this week are sandstone and blue pearl. 5. Stamp Something : The challenge is to use your favourite stamp, and to try to use some punches or die-cutting tools (used 2 MS punches and Labels 8 in my Cuttlebug).
Challenge 36 at the Crafty Pad is a sketch with the prize being 4 weeks GDT spot and 2 Crafty Pad stamps. I've been meaning to enter one of Debbie's challenges again for ages now, but things have been so chaotic over the last few weeks. Better late than never! Check out her new Christmas stamps, they're gorgeous, especially Christmas Ted. I've used Belinda in Garden (a Crafty Pad stamp) coloured with my beloved pro-markers. Dp, swirl, ladybird stickers, gem - K&Co. Flowers - Prima and K&Co. Brad - Dovecraft Sentiment from stash Stardust Stickles 6"x6" red CS - Bazzill
There's a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. tomorrow with a fab prize. I'm back with a new DT card next week, so really looking forward to it after 3 or is it 4 weeks off.
I'm back at last! My crafting shed is up and running, and I'm loving it. Photos to follow once I've tidied up the last bits and pieces. Here's my first card I've made in there, it's my DT card for I ♥ Promarkers. I've incorporated the prize colours into my image, they are: cocoa, apricot, orange, gold and satin. Challenge 3 is a sketch set by Sharon. For my card I've coloured Belle with Teddy - Back by Belles 'n' Whistles. Hair - gold and apricot Skin - ivory and blush Teddy - satin and apricot Stool - sandstone, cinnamon and cocoa Clothes - pumpkin, mandarin, bright orange and orange Ruffles and pockets - primrose and sandstone
Dp - Scrapworks - Skinny and Casual sets Flower - K&Co Fabric sentiment and orange and yellow ribbon from stash Yellow Stickles A5 white card
I've used Nestabilities Labels 8 and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots ef.
You have 4 weeks to get your entries in, and can either post your entry on our challenge blog or our facebook page. We also have 2 fabulous new DT members starting this month, so please check out their blogs.
I'll be joining in again with the design team on C.R.A.F.T. Challenge next week. Check it out, they have some fab prizes.
I'm a 44 year old mum of 2, a daughter of 19 and a son of 8. I haven't worked since having my daughter as I became ill and was diagnosed with lupus 14 years ago. I wanted a hobby that would take my mind off everything, so crafting was suggested to me. I started in March/April 2008 and have been having fun learning lots of techniques ever since.