Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July Anything Goes!

Hi everyone, it's Debra back again with another monthly 
Anything Goes Challenge here at Crafting by Designs. 
We always enjoy seeing the different styles of 
projects we get with this challenge.   

We've got two perfectly wonderful sponsors with such generous prizes for you. The Design Team has been crafting away, so lets have a look at what they've created with the sponsors fantastic artwork.  

 A Day for Daisies
Prize - $12 gift certificate

Sharon - Braid in my hair

Isobel - My baby brother

Rene - Painter's Palette


Julia - Bot One


Emma - Talking with the moon

Prize - $20 gift certificate to shop

Rene - Vintage Car


Julia - Carpe Diem

More DT inspiration
Kristina-using MFT Magical Unicorns stamp set

Danijela-Using SSS Abby`s Spring Showers

Maja - using  butterfly die cut from Sizzix basic set

Guest Designers

Hello everyone!  My name is Ann Chuang. I live in Taiwan with my husband and three wonderful children. I have been creating for many years now, always in learn and search for new techniques. I have always liked creating, inspiration comes from random places and have no set style (I don't really want to). I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with all of you! I am delighted to be Guest Designing for Crafting by Designs this week, thank you to the team for inviting me.

Aunty Sue from Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern
 Hi I am so thrilled to be Guest Designing this week. I have used a image from Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps to make my Christmas card. Yes I am getting ready for that mad rush of cards slowly. I am a Mother to 1 grown up son and retired due to health. We live in the North West of England just our side Manchester. I have always done some form of Crafting and even made my Brides Maids Dresses but for the last 10 years or so Card Making has been my main hobby. I have been on several Design Teams and have made so many lovely Friends through Crafting. I would like to thank the team for allowing me this opportunity to join them for this week

Francesca from Un Arcobaleno di CoLoRi
My name is Francesca and  I'm from Italy. I have always been creative but I started paper crafting and card making 4 years ago, when, in a craft Show, I met Sizzix Big Shot... It was "love at first sight"...  :-) I absolutely go crazy for dies and stamps and love, love, love to colour with different mediums (my fav. are Distress Inks and Crayons). Scrapbooking is my personal smile therapy. :-)
I'm thrilled and honoured to be GD for Crafting by Designs! I'd like to thank Doris and all the DT ladies for this great opportunity! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART LADIES!
A big hug from Italy :-)  Francesca"

What wonderful inspiration from the DT and our Guest Team members!!
Please come and join the fun with our new challenge and let us see your fabulous creations.

A few little things to remember. Enter your own work and only three projects. No back linking and link to your post not to your blog. The Challenge is open until July 24th.

Debra and all at Crafting by Designs. x

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

3 Designer Papers

Hi Everyone! It's me Sharon and I have a new challenge for you! Don't you worry, it's easy peasy, lemon squeezy! All you have to do is create a project with 3 Designers Papers! That's all! 3 Designers Papers! It's an awesome way to use some of those papers accumulating in your scrap bin.

QKR Stampede is our very generous sponsor for the week. They are one of our favorites for digis. Please click on their name and show them a little love.

QKR Stampede
Prize - choice of 3 single digis

And now on to our DT inspiration:

Carole Flower Pots

Isobel Sitting dog

Sharon - Snowman Couple

Emma - Smiling Angel

And Inspiration from our very talented Guest Designers. 
We absolutely love our Guest Designers!
Guest Designer
Tammy from My Craft Central
Hi, My name is Tammy. I live in Colorado with my wonderful husband and our two fur-babies! I've always had some kind of crafty thing going on in my life. But, when I started to make cards I knew it was the perfect craft for me because I love to color and create with paper. I think the best way to describe my style would be... bold coloring with mostly "cute" images and I love my die cuts! Thank you for inviting me as a guest designer!

Lynda from Lynda's Crafty Hall
 Hi. I'm thrilled to be guest designing this  week. I've used an image by Karleigh Sue to create my project. I've been crafting in many forms, for as many years as I can remember, but playing with paper is by far my favourite form of craft. I love to make cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects in my spare time. I'm on three design teams, which is so much fun!  My life is crazily busy as a mum of two, and I also run my own childcare business from home, which I love as it gives me an excuse to get creative at work too teaching the next generation the art of creativity!

Pauline from Crafting with Cotnob
Hi, my name is Pauline and I live in Hampshire with my wonderful husband and two gorgeous sons.  About six years ago my husband gave me a card making book for Christmas and my obsession was born.  I would describe my style as clean and layered, I love decoupage and CD crafting but will try my hand at anything including clean and simple.  I am delighted to be Guest Designing for Crafting by Designs this week, thank you to the team for inviting me.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Spotlight #106

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with Spotlight #106
featuring the DT favorites from the
Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight;
and w
e really loved your interpretation of the challenge!!
All of you are winners but we had to pick a few.

Here they are:

 The first spotlight falls on
#8 Jennifer Scull

 The second spotlight falls on
#16 Tindaloo

The third spotlight falls on
#17 Karon H 

Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight;
you will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
Don't forget to leave some love!

Please make sure that you link only your blog post,
not your blog, not your photo,

as well as linking back to the challenge!
We can only spotlight you if you link back to us in your post

If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:


Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something

or the Spotlight might be on you next time!

Current Challenges:
Anything Goes June Edition
Get Ready for Christmas June Edition 

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Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!

Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!
Please Note:
The Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers