Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis MFA!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring challenge.
Our theme for this weeks challenge is
Anything Goes
We are so excited to welcome , our generous sponsor
for this challenge
Our Design Team had so much fun creating with the amazing images provided by our sponsor, just take a look:

and
Using Skull Ka Bob
Using Automne

Tammy
using Gigi

Coming Soon...


and 
Using June Bride

Rick's designs are available at his Store and you can see the amazing creations from the Rick St. Dennis Elite Design Team at Sparkle and Glitter and Airless Chambers.
Please visit the Design Team and leave some love
for this talented group of ladies.
Do not forget to upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below.
This challenge will be open until August 6;
we will select a winner from all the entries.
Important reminder: Please read our rules as they have changed.
Remember to have fun!
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
Hugs,
Julia

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #5

Hello Everyone!
 
It is that time of the week again!
 
What an amazing selection of entries we received for our
 
 It was great to see that a few of you entered more than once.
 
Again it was such a pleasure to visit all your blogs.
Every week there are so many fabulous creations, new ideas, different colour combos.
Thank you to everyone who have entered! We really appreciate your support!
 
  We had 192 entries this week and to pick a few favourites was not an easy task!!
 
Being an Anything Goes challenge, it was great to see some different creations,
especially shaped and constructed cards and some tags & bookmarks!
 
I decided to shine a spotlight on more than 1 project this week, but first things first: 
 
The runner-ups this week (In no particular order):
 
#133 Eva's Scraproom - Excellent colours & choice of embellies! Interesting shape!
#10 Laney - What a lovely project for a new baby boy! Love the box too!
#163 Desire Fourie - Your attention to detail is so inspiring, your photography just great! 
#148 - Kalysto - This is such a sweet card, just fabulous colours!
#99 Auntysue - Stunning snowflakes! Great detail on your card!
#34 Debra M - What a lovely CAS card!
#169 Carmen - This card put a smile on my face! Fun image, great elements & colours!
 
 
Now onto the spotlights:
 
 
First spotlight falls on a fabulous shaped card:
 
 
This is such great project, with loads of detail shared.
WOW, it is really inspiring to see what you did with paper!
 
 
Second Spotlight falls on a super cute bookmark:
  
 
I'm a bookworm and this little owl bookmark is really appealing!!
My books definitely need a few!
 
 
Third Spotlight falls on a beautiful bright creation:
 
 
We all loved the interesting combination of colours, the attention to detail.
The inside of the card is as lovely as the outside!
 
 
Fourth Spotlight falls on a pretty & sweet creation:
 
 
There as so many little elements that combine to make this card so special.
The soft browns & blues are just a perfect combo!
 
 
Congratulations to all of you!!!
As you can see, it was really not easy to make our final decision!
 
 
Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight! You will be inspired!
 
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current challenge:
We always love to see all kinds of creative projects!
 
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next week!
 
 
Hugs
Rene


Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers.
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July

Hi everyone, Rene here today. 
Can you believe we're more than half way through this year already? 
We'll be celebrating Christmas is just over 5
months - are you ready?  Well, maybe this little challenge will help get you in the mood to get a few cards for your stash because December will be here in a flash! As you've probably guessed by now, this week's challenge is to make a Christmas project

But before we get started, take a peek at a few projects from the Design Team using digi images from Sassy Studio Designs.  We had such fun with these images, so be sure to scoot on over there and check out all their great images!


Doris using Holiday Cinderella

Sharon using Santa Pin Up
Julia using Snowman Pinup and Home for the Holidays
Julia using Polka Dot Bikini


Rene using Snowman Pinup


Rene using Santa Pinup



Ok, put some holiday music on and get those Christmas stamps out and show us what you made!  You'll have until July 30 to add your
project by using the inlinkz tool below and please be sure to include a link
from your blog back to this post.  If you don't have your own blog,
you can add your project to our flickr group in the left side bar. 
Please be sure to read our rules and please have some fun with this!
We'll pick one random winner next week who will win their choice of
4 digi images from Sassy Studio Designs!
Thanks for dropping by!

Winner - Anything Goes with Simply Betty Stamp's!!!

Thanks to everyone that entered the Anything Goes Challenge sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps, the entries are so beautifulNo way we could make the decision on the winner, so Mr. Random did the job for us. 
The winner is:
Congratulations Ruthie Lopez, you are the winner of  the prize from Simply Betty Stamps.
I'm sending you an email now with the instructions on how to claim your prize.
The Design Team and I would like to take a moment to say Thank You to our wonderful sponsor Simply Betty Stamps:
See you later with our newest challenge, I am sure you're going to have so much fun!
Remember to check Saturday's post, you're wonderful creation could be on the Spotlight.
Thanks again for playing with us.
Hugs,
Julia and the Crafting By Designs DT

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We Have a Winner!

Hi everyone, Doris here with a quick post with our winner from our Thank You challenge last week.  Thanks so much for all the great entries!!
Random.org has chosen
 
#6 from Jackie Wallace at Schoolin' and Scrappin'
 

What a sweet thank you card - I'm sure it bought someone a smile!  Thanks for sharing it with us Jackie!  This challenge was just for fun, and I'm emailing you a little badge for your blog right now!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #4

Hello Everyone!
 
It is that time of the week again!
 
We had some really lovely entries for our
What a good chance to build your stash of cards!
It was great to see that a few of you entered twice and/or made more than 1 card.
 
Thank you to everyone who have entered! We really appreciate your support!
Visiting all your blogs was fun and inspiring as always!
I will have to go and sit to make some Thank You Cards for my stash!
 
The criteria for this week was just a little bit stricter.  
Your creation had to "say" Thank You, not necessarily in words.
All your cards passed with flying colours! Unfortunately we can only pick a few...
 
 
The runner-ups this week (In no particular order):
 
#6 Jackie Wallace : Your elephant is so sweet, your card so bright! Perfect Thank You!
#13 Kym's Crafty Cards : The greens of your card is so pretty.
#12 Vicki Odell : A lovely Elegant card. Excellent use of patterns and texture!
#3 Lisa (The Purple Place) : What a bright & Happy card! (love the others too!)
#19 Larelyn : Wonderful detail on your step card, so pretty!
#2 Gloria Shirr : Wow, what striking Black & White cards. Love the simplicity of your cards!
 
 
This week the spotlight falls on # 9 Jenn Borjeson. Congratulations!
 
 
 
 
This is such a funky happy thank you card!
The image is really fun, the bright background just perfect!
 
 
Take some time to visit the blogs of these people in the spotlight! You will be inspired!
 
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current challenge:
We always love to see all kinds of creative projects!
 
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next week!
 
 
Hugs
Rene


Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Anything Goes with Simply Betty Stamps!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring challenge.
Our theme for this weeks challenge is
Anything Goes
We have a new sponsor and we are so excited to welcome Betty (owner/artist) of Simply B Stamps:
A little information about our sponsor:
Please visit our site at SimplyBStamps.net to see all the fun, quirky, and variety of digis and rubber. We strive to bring a smile to your face with our cute characters inspired by actual family members and the owner. From Fairies to dragons, to teens and kiddies there's bound to be something for everyone!
Simply B Stamps will be providing the winner of this challenge a very generous prize of a $10.00 gift certificate to her store. How awesome is that?
Our Design Team had so much fun creating with the amazing images provided by our sponsor, just take a look:
Here's my card for next Wednesday   I'll be on vacation and I'm not going to put up a post on my blog. Have a great week ladies





Julia
Using Pool Time Miller


Please visit the Design Team and leave some love for this talented group of ladies.
Do not forget to upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below, and if you don't have your own blog you can add your project to our Flickr group HERE.
This challenge will be open until July 23; we will select a winner from all the entries.
Important reminder: Please read our rules as they have changed.
Remember to have fun!
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
Hugs,
Julia

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #3

Hello Everyone!
 
Another week has gone by and again you amazed us with your fabulous creations!
 
We had a few less entries this week,
but don't think that having less to choose from makes it easier to decide!
Oh no, not with the quality & creativity of the projects you enter in the challenges!
 
So, first of all, thanks to all of you have who have taken the time to share your creativity in our
 It was fun and inspiring to visit all your blogs!
 
The runner-ups for this week's very tight contest are, in no particular order:
 
#29 - Jo Ham - The 2 patriotic cards are so sweet!
#13 - Dawn Lancaster - What a fun creation, really made us giggle!
#43 - Sofia - what a lovely card for America's Birthday!
#22 - Deonna B - Such a cute apron card!
#11 - Jennifer Scull - Wonderful detail and interesting elements!
#39 - Kimberly Clark  - we all loved this CAS celebration card!!
 
 
The spotlight this week falls on #34: Danielle C! Congratulations!
 
 
 
One can almost feel the anticipation in the little girl waiting for the parade.
The colours are really beautiful, the background full of fireworks and those pinwheels are so pretty!
  
 
Take some time to visit the blogs of these people in the spotlight! You will not be disappointed!
 
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current challenge:
A great chance to build on your stash!
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next week!
 
 
Hugs
Rene


Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Thursday, July 11, 2013

WINNER-WINNER-WINNER!!!

Hi Every One! It's Sharon here with the winner of our "Show Us Your Colors" Challenge. Before I announce the winner, let me just say that every one of  you totally ROCKED this challenge! My goodness there was no way that I could pick just one winner, so I let Random.Org pick and......

THE LUCKY WINNER IS #12!!!!        CHRIS FRANCO!!!!

Congratulations Chris! Your Patriotic Rosette is fabulous! I just sent you an email and as soon as we get your information, we'll send out your prize.
Thank you to all for sharing your Creative Talents with us. We look forward to seeing your projects in the future.
Cindy has an Anything Goes with a Thank You Twist Challenge happening right now. Go check it out!
Hugs,
Sharon

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes With A Twist...Thank You Cards

Hello, Cindy here and I'm hoping that everyone is having a good week.  I have been missing for awhile as I was tied up with life's chaos.  Nothing bad, just really busy.  So, things have calmed for me and I'm here today to give you an Anything Goes Challenge.  While I was thinking about what I wanted to do, it came to me that a "Thank You Card" was appropriate.  I want to say Thank You to everyone for their patience with me and we here at Crafting By Designs want to say thank you for all the great participation we are having with our challenges.  Besides, who can't use a thank you card in their stash.  :o)

So without further ado, her is a little inspiration for you...
 
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!  Just add you link below by July 16th so that we can see your creative goodness.  If you don't have your own blog, you can add your project to our flickr account in the left sidebar.  We are playing for fun this challenge.  Thanks for playing along and thanks for all of your participation!
 
 
 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Winner -Winner-Chicken-Dinner!

 

Hi everyone, Doris here today to share our winner from last week's Anything Goes challenge.  We had 199 outstanding entries, impossible to pick just one, but I did and here it is:
 

GF_Swallows
 
So much detail and so elegant Amelia!  I've sent you an email about claiming your prize,
and thanks so much for playing with us and a special thanks to our sponsor A Day for Daisies!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #2

Hello Everyone!!
 
You did it again!
 You entered a whopping 199 projects in our 'Anything Goes' challenge last week 
and made our life difficult picking our favourites!
 I must add, it was a good kind of difficult...LOL.
 
Again, we visited all the entries, and really, it was total fun and loads of inspiration.
What amazes us with every challenge is the variety of styles and talent out there!
The 'Anything Goes' challenge is a favourite with us and with you too!
 What we do like to see, and there were a few, is projects other than cards.
 There were some earrings and hairclips, a layout or 2,
and there were also a few real lovely stories told.
 
We would like to mention a cute entry by a junior crafter :
 
 
 
It is time to call the runner-ups (In no particular order):
 
# 86 Kate - The unusual colours for a Christmas card really draws attention - DT Favourite
#175 Anita M - The colours you used are so fresh & summery!
#18 Karen Shroeder - Your colouring on the tag is really great! A little piece of art!
#192 Jen Leeflang - Using the photo as background is interesting, the colours very striking!
#30 Nikki P - What a happy, fun card!
 The colours, the image, everything comes together perfectly. This card made me giggle!
#66 Alexandra - This lovely little mini album is really inspiring!
#10 Doreen - Your card really draws attention!. The masking is excellent!
 
 
 
The spotlight this week falls on:
 
#61 Gerlinde! Congratulations!
 
 
 
 
Your beautiful black and white sympathy card is so striking!
A sympathy card is never easy to make, especially for family or special friends.
 Your card is so beautiful and elegant with interesting detail!
I'm sure the recipients were delighted to receive it and that it will be treasured. 
 
Take some time to visit the blogs of these people in the spotlight! You will not be disappointed!
 
Thank you to everyone who entered the challenge,
thank you very much for linking up and inspiring us!
Thanks also to those entered more than once!! Thanks for your support!
Do take some time to visit the other entrants, you will not be disappointed!
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current challenge:
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next week!
 
 
Hugs
Rene


Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Birthday America - Show us your Colors!

Hi! It's me Sharon and I am the hostess of this weeks fabulous challenge. Tomorrow is the 4th of July, here in the United States it is our birthday. There will be picnics, parties and fireworks galore to celebrate America's birthday. Our challenge this week is Anything Goes... BUT! we do have a twist. Show us your Colors! Create anything you like, a card, layout, altered item...anything at all, but include the colors of your country in the creation. And please be sure to tell us what your colors are.
Our own Tammy Smith is generously gifting one lucky
winner (chosen at random) a 
6 x 6 Freedom Paper Pad, a Red Devil Paper Pad and a Huckleberry Pie Pad from Bazzill with Die Cut Numbers:

Prize:





Our colors in USA are Red, White and Blue.
And here is a little inspiration just for you:

Sharon



Doris




Our South African national flower, the King Protea inspired my first card:


Our National Team's Colours, Green & Gold:
 


This challenge is open until July 9th, and please remember to read our rules and link your project back to this post.  If you don't have a blog, you can add your project to our flickr group (link on the left sidebar).
Thanks for playing along with us, can't wait to see what everyone creates!