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Monday, 18 August 2014

#121 A World of Fantasy, New Blog Announcement and Design Team Call

Before I get to today's challenge, I would like to announce that we will shortly be opening a brand new mixed media/altered art style of challenge blog. We will be launching on September 5th and hope to see you there at The Mirror Crack'd.

Also we are running a Design Team call for this blog, not the new one, and if you think you might be interested in joining us, can you add DT at the end of your name in your entry in the linky below.  

I'm hosting our challenge today, and I have chosen 'A world of Fantasy' as my theme. I would like to see a fairy, dragon, unicorn, goblin etc, as the MAIN focus of your creation
 
We are sponsored by
 
With this fabulous prize of a sheet of clear stamps

Fairy Folk
 
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
 
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
 
Lin
My dragons are from Chocolate Baroque, coloured with Luminarte Silks. I also made a pair from Shrink Plastic coloured also with Silks!

Viv 
 
 
Josephine
I've used a Sweet Pea rubber stamp with a Ching Chou Kuik image which I've coloured with a mix of Promarker and Spectrum Noir pencils. The background is one I made using a variety of stamps, inks, and heat embossing, and I finished with flowers made using dies from a range of manufacturers.

Julie
Fairy Alyce by The Stamping Chef, coloured with Copics 

Jackie
My card uses a combination of serif background and digi images and Sheena Douglass stamps, coloured with pro markers.

Kimx


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  
 
LIN W
 

#120 Fancy Folds, Winner and Top 5

I have chosen the winner from the Fancy Folds Challenge as follows:-

  
For the Prize from


 
 
and my Top 5 are
 

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winners' badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs.

Would the winner 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 winner has until 31st August to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize will be forfeit.





Monday, 4 August 2014

#120 Fancy Folds

Our challenge for the next couple of weeks is 'Fancy Folds', which basically means anything with fancy folds on it!

We are a little thin on the ground today for Design Team creations! Sadly some of our team have left and we are somewhat depleted. Look out for a new DT call for this blog shortly!

We would like to thank our teamies, Fiona and Feebs, who have left for all their hard work and wish them lots of luck in the future.
 
We are sponsored by

With 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

Josephine
 
I used an image from our sponsor, Stamping Boutique, called Audrey at the Well. I used it to make a Joy Fold card - my first attempt at one of those! I coloured the image with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils, and added a sentiment made in Photoshop Elements.
My card is a cross between a gatefold and a tri-fold - with a few extra folds at the front. The image from our sponsors is called Cupcake - coloured with Spectrum Noirs.

Suze
I made a fancy folded fabric ornament. (instructions on my blog)
 
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

#119 Under The Sea, Winners and Top 5

My apologies that this is so late, I completely forgot to post the Winner post after the last challenge finished as we were having a couple of week’s break! Anyhow, better late than never, and I am sure you will agree there are some stunners in this line up of winners and Top 5 entrants.

Julie has chosen her winner from the Under the Sea Challenge as follows:-

  
For the Prize from

SIR STAMPALOT

and Julie's Top 5 are
 

 

16 Stempelbavaria

18 Christina
 
  27 Cec


Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winners' 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 17th August to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prizes will be forfeit.





Monday, 7 July 2014

#119 Under The Sea

Julie is hosting our challenge today and she has chosen 'Under the Sea', so she would like you to create something with Mermaids, Turtles, Fish or other dwellers beneath the waves. Whichever you chose it should be a prominent part of the design and not just a small piece of seaweed or a tiny fish in one corner!

We are sponsored by

With this fabulous prize
Sir Stampalot is a retail shop and online website that specialises in stamps, die cutting and paper-crafting goodies.  We try to offer exceptional delivery times on your orders as well as keeping our stock fresh, new and exciting!  Our dedicated team of card makers means we have a wonderful, inspirational online card gallery with many more cards still to upload!  Sir Stampalot ships internationally as well as domestic so why not check us out if you haven’t already – www.sirstampalot.co.uk.   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 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 our DT

Julie

My image is by Aurora Wings and coloured with a mix of Copics and Prisma Pencils
the background was done with Adirondack re-inkers and shaving foam.

Viv
I chose to use a mermaid image coloured with Distress Inks

Josephine

I used an image from Josephine Wall's Enchanted Dreams CD Rom and combined it with one of the embellishments which I layered. I created the paper using colours from the image.

Jackie

I've been experimenting with ink misters recently, and one of my practice sheets looked perfect for an underwater location!  I used some digi images and rubber stamps to make the rest of the scene, and used a couture creations die to make the anchor.

Lin
I have stamped and coloured a Sweet Pea stamp with copics, promarkers and a white gel pen. The background is satin card embossed with an embossing folder and various dies to make a frame and water scene.

Vania



Kimx
I used a piece of background paper made using my Creative Palette and a lovely stamp set called Sea Life by Woodware. I also used Distress Inks to colour the image and added some medical gauze, Card Candi and acetate sea weed cut using a Dreamweaver Tree die.

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