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Monday, 15 July 2013

#96 Birthday

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Lin, who has chosen the theme of 'Birthday'.

As it's our birthday, 4 years since our very first article was published and Crafty Cardmakers was born, Lin would like to see your birthday creations to celebrate our birthday.

Please ensure your project meets the birthday challenge theme in order to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED

We are sponsored by
DI'S DIGISTAMPS

with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

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!

and also by
HOBBY ART
with this fabulous prize:-
CS028D Spring Clear Stamp Set
 
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 

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Lin
My image is from one of our Sponsors, Di's Digistamps and I coloured her with promarkers and copics. Papers and doily from my stash, yellow mat is a Marianne Die.  

Sharon
 
I've used the lovely Orchid Decoupage Stamp set from Imagination Crafts. Coloured with ProMarkers and decoupaged. The background is inked over with Distress Inks and a sparkly pen used to highlight the background. The swirly leaves stamp that comes with the set was stamped around the edge of the Kraft card base using Versamark ink to give a watermark effect.

  Betty Chan

I have used :-
Image : Magnolia Tilda  / Die Cut : Wonder House ; Cherry Lynn

Viv
This card was part of a commissioned order of some personalised birthday cards for children. Used little ballerina image by Mo Manning, papers from my stash, a few different die cuts and some girly bling!

 Josephine

 
One of two cards I've made. I used some die cut pyramage sheets, and added some MME paper and a hand-made flower to complete.

  Julie
My image is 'Fancy' by Saturated Canary and coloured with Promarkers

 Cindy

 
I used some DCWV papers and a Wendy Vecchi stamp to make this bright and cheerful birthday card. 

Feebsy 
For my card I've used Stampin'Up papers, a Lili of the Valley stamp and dies from Sizzix/Tim Holtz 

Fiona
For my card I have used a Gruffies stamp coloured with my ProMarkers. My papers are from the Lucy Cromwell pack and all my embellies are from my stash. 

Yvonne
I used Graphics 45 papers to make my card, the trimmings came from my stash. 

Marie
 
A card made with Pion papers and cut outs. It's for a lady turning75 in the end of July. It was good to for once making a card that involved no coloring from my point. Lots of details added with die cuts, charms, pearls and flowers etc.

Kimx
My card has been made using a couple of fabulous Hobby Art clear stamps.
The background papers are from my stash

Jackie
I chose to use some crafters companion stamps and a sizzix die and stamp butterfly for my card this time, and coloured them with promarkers.  The background card was from my stash and embossed using an embossing folder.

Carole
I have used a Craftwork Cards Warren Rabbit topper and sentiment. I stuck with the monochrome theme for the card using a 6x6 Embossalicious folder, ink, and Creative Expressions decorative pins.

Rebecca
I've used an Urban dog stamp from Papermania, some very old ribbon from my stash and a sentiment from Papersmooches. I add the "splodges" to the kraft base give it a bit of a distressed look.

Suze
 
The flowers and leaves on my card are cut from DP using a Tim Holtz die.  The doily is Stampin' UP DP and the red background was cut using an SU framelit.  The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch, cut from SU glitter card and the sentiment is also SU, die cut using a Spellbinders fancy tags die.

 Tracey
 
My card features a digital stamp from StitchyBear Digital Stamp Outlet called
'Birthday Boy'. He is coloured with Crayola Pencils and cut out using Creative Memories Ovals. All of my cardstock is from Recollections.

Finally our newest Team Member

Sonia
I have used Memory box and Joy dies, design papers from my stash, and a beautiful stamp from tiddly inks which I colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added a ribbon to complete the card and make a reference to a birthday present.
 
All links will be 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. Sorry to have to do this to all our entrants who do take the time to read the rules/requirements before entering. If you are having issues with any other linking matter please mail me at the address in the side bar >>>>>>>>>>

LIN W

14 comments:

  1. Lovely creations from the DT! Thanks for the fun challenge. :)

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  2. I'm seriously struggling with your link set up - I keep getting a message about 'no backlink to your post' when the link does link to my post

    http://glittertastic.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/purple-cats.html

    Thanks
    Sharon

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    1. In case you haven't seen my reply to you on your blog, the reason the blue frog won't let you add to this challenge is because you have no backlink to my blog here. You have accidentally linked the craftycardmakers link to the challenge beneath it. When the blue frog checks to see if you have linked back to Crafty Cardmakers it cannot therefore find it. If you go into your post and alter the link to this challenge it will let you enter fine

      Lin xx

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  3. Gorgeous work by the DT and thanks for a great challenge.

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  4. Happy 4th Birthday. Gorgeous DT creations, thank you for another fabulous challenge
    Sue xx

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  5. Amazing DT creations. Happy Birthday! x

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  6. I can't add my link
    http://www.bastelgrotte.de/blog/?p=18090

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    1. It does say at the bottom of the post, that all links are moderated before being published. So you need to please be patient and give me a chance to moderate and publish as they will NOT appear immediately like they used to. We had to take this step because a lot of bloggers seem to pay no attention to the theme of the challenge or the rules. We are sorry to inflict this on our entrants who do abide by the rules, but it seemed the only way to stop it.

      Lin xx

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  7. The linky didnt accept my card :(
    Here the link:
    http://kreativweltmgoll88.blogspot.de/2013/07/bingo-bei-ttfy.html

    LG
    Michaela

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    1. It does say at the bottom of the post, that all links are moderated before being published. So you need to please be patient and give me a chance to moderate and publish as they will NOT appear immediately like they used to. We had to take this step because a lot of bloggers seem to pay no attention to the theme of the challenge or the rules. We are sorry to inflict this on our entrants who do abide by the rules, but it seemed the only way to stop it.

      Lin xx

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    2. ok, thanks for that information!

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  8. Happy Birthday!!!!I love DT creations...HUGS

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  9. Tfs the gorgeous DT inspiration and for the challenge hugs Karen

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