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Monday, 29 July 2013

#97 1,2,3 - 1 IMAGE, 2 PATTERNED PAPERS, 3 EMBELLISHMENTS


Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Elaine who has chosen the theme '1,2,3'

Elaine would like to see projects along the theme of 1,2,3 - 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments

Please ensure your project has the required elements in the required quantities and that you tell us what your three embellishments are

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

THE PAPER SHELTER

with a $20 gift certificate for their fabulous store

If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accessory sheet, etc.

and

WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.



Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.

Those of you who follow us regularly will know that back at the end of May I made a mistake with dates and we had a one week challenge, this week in order to get back on track we are having a three week challenge! So we will not be back until 19th August!


Here is how the team interpreted the challenge

Elaine

For the 3embellishemets I have used a paper clip, flowers and gems. The 2 backing papers are from a Crafts Too paper pad. The image is from The paper shelter and coloured with promarkers.   

Betty Chan

I have used the Image from Magnolia tilda /Die Cut/Punch from Cherry Lynn; Spellbinders; Martha Stewart

Josephine

I've used a lovely Sara Burrier image from Crafts and me, papers by Kate Knight, and finished with two flowers and a butterfly made with die cuts from Sizzix and Spellbinders.

Sharon
 
I have used a gorgeous Wee Stamps image coloured with Promarkers and 2 background papers from the MME Quite Contrary set. My 3 embellishments are: pearls, flowers and a bow.

Julie

I have used an image called 'Rock Star' by our Sponsors 'The Paper Shelter', and a digital paper by My Grafico and a 1st Edition paper. My 3 embellishments are Musical notes, flowers and feathers. 

Viv

The image and papers are from the Paper Shelter and are called 'Trattoria Chef'!My three embellishments are napkins, spoons and menu card  

Jackie

For my easel card, I used the vintage dressmaker image from our sponsors, The Paper Shelter, which I coloured with Promarkers. I used the matching backing paper from The Paper Shelter, and a complementary paper from my stash which I distressed around the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink. My three embellishments were some paper flowers, some pearls and a ribbon edging strip.

Fiona

For my card I have used an adorable stamp from LOTV which, as always, I have coloured with my ProMarkers. My papers are from the Crafts Too "Spots and Stripes" pack and also from the Forever Friends "New Arrival" pack. My 3 embellishments are flowers, gems and mini buttons, which are all from my stash. 

Marie
 
A card made for a celebration. You can never get too much ice cream can you? The image is from the Paper Shelter, colored with my Letraset family. The designer papers are from First Edition. My three embellishments are pearls, ribbon and a charm. 

Rebecca

I've use 1 Penny Black image, two DP scraps and 3 embellishments; doily, die cut hearts, gems. 

Cindy

The image is 'Gothic Girl' from our sponsors 'The Paper Shelter' and she has been coloured with promarkers. I used two digital papers from my digikit 'stash'. My three embellishments are ribbon, flowers and a balsa wood die cut chandelier embossed in black. No sentiment as I'm not sure yet who will receive this or why!!  

Kimx

I have used Huge Happy Birthday from our sponsors Woodware as my image. My two patterned papers are from our other sponsor The Paper Shelter, and my three embellishments are Ribbon, a button and a brad, all available from Woodware.  

Suze

An oriental style card from me. I've used a Geisha stamp by Bravura, two oriental style DPs and my 3 embellies are sequin waste, flower and gold twine.  

Carole

I have used 'Yummy' digi stamp from our sponsors The Paper Shelter. My DPs are Kanban and Papermania, and my 3 embellishments are ribbon, a button, and pearls. 

Sonia

My card is made from 1- milk coffee stamps' digi image; 2- design papers; 3- butterfly die from joy, punches flowers and leaves, twig die from spellbinders, sequins for shining and simple stitch for a perfect finish. 

Tracey

For my card, I have used an image from The Paper Shelter, called 'Spring Swing'.
She has been coloured with my Copics and popped up with 3D foam tape. My 3 embellishment choices are a flower arrangement, white lace and a pink gingham bow.
 
Lin

My image is from Mayz Art, my two pattered papers are K&Co and MME, and my three embellishments are floral arrangement, dragonfly and sentiment. 

Feebs
For my card I used "Birthday Cupcake" digi from our sponsor The Paper Shelter and coloured it with promarkers. My DP's are from DCWV and my 3 embellishments are a ribbon/bow, brads and liquid pearls on the cupcakes icing.

All links will now 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 >>>>>>>>>>

Please ensure your project has the required elements in the required quantities and that you tell us what your three embellishments are.


PLEASE NOTE THE NEXT CHALLENGE WILL BE IN THREE WEEK'S TIME. AS SOMEONE, NO NAMES, NO PACK DRILL - YEAH OKAY IT WAS ME - CANNOT READ A CALENDAR PROPERLY AND MUDDLED UP THE CHALLENGE DATES WITH OUR SPONSORS.
LIN W

#96 Birthday, Winners and Top 5

Lin was our hostess for our birthday
challenge and she has chosen her Winners/Top 5 as follows:-

For the $10 Gift Voucher from
DI'S DIGISTAMPS
  
No. 127 Ursula Uphof

and for the stamp set from
HOBBY ART

No. 22 Doreen

and Lin's Top 5 are:-
 

No. 115 Dee's Cards
 

No. 75 Jane Savage
 

No. 48 KalySto
 

No. 6 Daniele
 

No. 1 Lorraine A


Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two 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 18th August to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.

Please note there are three weeks between challenges this time around, instead of the normal two........ guess who can't read a calendar, again!

Don’t forget to call back at 12 noon for our next challenge



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