Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Double Challenge Continues!

Hi everyone, Doris here with a quick reminder
that our last challenge of 2013 is still open. 
It's a double challenge:  2 themes, 2 sponsors, 2 hostesses.
Wrap It Up, sponsored by Bugaboo, hosted by Rene:
http://bugaboostamps.com

Christmas may be over, but maybe you still need some
gift tags for other things.  Maybe you're still
wrapping some things for friends you
haven't seen yet this holiday season.
Let's see those projects!


And Maureen has a last minute card using a Penguin 
all wrapped up in the cold! 

 
And a very last minute card from me, Rene, using Scene-it Ladybug Christmas :
 
 
 
http://cindyleek.ctmh.com/
It's All New, sponsored and hosted by Cindy:
A new year is right around the corner, a new
start, a new beginning.  Maybe you made a new
baby card or layout or project?  Did you get
some new crafty goodies from Santa and made a project with them?
Let's see them too!
This double challenge will be open until December 31.
GO HERE to enter your projects!

Happy New Year from Crafting by Designs

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #26

Hello Everyone!

It is that time of the week again!

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
 
Congratulations to all of you who entered the
Anything Goes with a color twist: White on White!

 
 We received 13 outstanding entries!
Visiting all your blogs was such a pleasure!

This was really a challenge judged by the low entries.
You are all winners, but we had to pick a few.

   
 
Today the spotlights fall on 3 fabulous creations. 
Making the final decision is never an easy task!
  
Here they are in no specific order:
  
 The first spotlight falls on #9 Marlene

http://cardsmadebymarlene.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/creative-craft-dt-card.html
 
 The simplicity of the card is so striking! 
Your clever use of pearls enhances the beautiful embossing. 
 
 
The second spotlight falls on #5 Shery R 

http://onelayercards.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/paper-craft-project-no-98-celebrate-the-season/
 
Simply elegant!
The placement of your trees perfectly balanced by your lovely sentiment.

 
 
The third spotlight falls on #10 Leeann

http://paperdollscreations.blogspot.com/2013/12/trees-for-sale.html
 
Winter, white and snowmen so well combined in your sweet card!
The touch of green is perfect, the rhinestones so glamorous!
 
 
  I'm sure you'll agree this is such a lovely selection!
You have to visit the blogs to see more of each creation!


There are a few runner-ups this week!
First a shout-out to the SSD DT girls:  #1 Kitty & #8 Michelle
Thanks for joining us with your fabulous creations!!
#6 K8 - So beautiful! I hope you get a White Christmas!
#3 Gail Scott - we loved your cute little snowman tag!
#4 Lizzie - simple, elegant, great white-on-white card!
#12 Calypso - What a delightful card with such a cute penguin angel!
Interesting layers of detail!

 
 Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight and the others!
 You will be inspired and get some excellent ideas still in time for Christmas!
  
 
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 there is a twist, we spotlight only those that followed the twist and mentioned it in their link or post.
 
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current double challenge:
Anything Goes Double: Wrap it Up/New

 
We always love to see all kinds of creative projects!
There are 2 challenges and 2 chances to win.
It runs over 2 weeks!
 
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next time!
 
 
Hugs
Rene

PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest!
Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!
.

PS. Spotlight is taking a short break and will be back in the new year.
Thanks for your support, it is always fun to get feedback!

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

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winner of the White-on-White Challenge

Hi everyone, Doris here today with the winner of our
White-on-White challenge.
A great big thanks to all our fabulous Guest Designers
who joined us this week! Weren't their projects beautiful?
Thanks again to our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs
Todays winner gets their choice of 4 digi stamps from the SSD store.
 

True Random Number Generator
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Here's the project from our winner
Mervi at Leikkan
 
Congratulations Mervi - I'm sending you an email now with
instructions to claim your prize.
 
Thanks to everyone who shared their beautiful white on white projects! 
Be sure to stop back on Saturday to see who made the new
Saturday Spotlight.  And while you're there
check out our last challenge of 2013 that's
Double Big and Double Long!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Anything Goes Double: Wrap-it-up/New

Hello Everyone!
Rene and Cindy here to challenge you!
 
We are doing a double challenge - 2 themes, 2 weeks to enter, 2 hostesses.
 
Challenge 1 - Wrap-it-up
Hostess - Rene
Bugaboo is sponsoring our challenge and the winner will receive 7 fun images!
http://bugaboostamps.com
 
One week to go before Christmas is here!
There are always little last minute things to do, gifts to wrap.
It's also a time of finishing off the year, of wrapping up, ready for the next step.
 
That is what we want to see: your interpretation of  'wrap-it-up'. It can be your gifts all beautifully wrapped, a gift tag, a lovely layout that you wanted to finish before Christmas. Remember to mention that you are joining this challenge for a chance to win the price/get in the spotlight.
 
Our fabulous Design Team has been busy creating fabulous projects using images from the sponsor:
 
 
Maureen Using Bugaboo Present Bear
 
 Doris using Rudolph Tag
 
 
Julia using Knobby Knees Christmas Wagon
 
 
 

 

 And now for Challenge 2 - It's All New
Hostess and Sponsor- Cindy Leek
 
In Challenge 1 we're wrapping up the old year, so in Challenge 2,
we're celebrating what's new!
 
Show us a project that celebrates something new...the New Year,
a new baby, a new house, a new job or even a new stamp set!
 
The winner of Challenge 2 will receive a
CTMH Sarita Paper Packet and Current Stamp Set
http://cindyleek.ctmh.com


Here are a few "NEW" projects

Doris - for a new house
 
 
 
Julia - using a new stamp
 
 
 Cindy using a new stamp set
 

 
 To wrap up our last big challenge of the year, we are thrilled
to have two fantastic Guest Designers join us for our Double Challenge. 
Please say hello to Maria and Helen and be sure to check out their blogs! 
 
Maria Georgiva
 Marie
 
 

Hello! My name is Maria. I am from Bulgaria. For almost 2 years now I've been scrapbooking and mainly cardmaking. I express my emotions and feeling with paper, embellishments and paints. Inpirations is around us! Thank you so much to the girls for asking me be a
Guest Designer in this lovely blog today!
 

Helen Nile



I've been a card maker for many years and love stamping - my style is mostly clean and simple. As well as designing for several companies, I also teach regular card making workshops. I work as an activities coordinator for Abbeyfield, a charity that provides residential and sheltered care for the elderly. This means that I spend my working week playing dominoes, doing chair exercises and crosswords and of course crafting! 

Ok, your turn!  You can enter Challenge 1, Challenge 2 or both if you like!  
This double challenge will remain open until December 31, so you've got two weeks to add your projects.  The Crafting by Designs team will take a week off to spend the holiday with their families, but we're getting ready for some great new challenges in 2014.  Hope you'll join us! 
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all from Crafting by Designs!
 

 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #25

Hello Everyone!

It is that time of the week again!

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
 
Congratulations to all of you who entered the
Anything Goes with a Twist - Penguins Challenge!
 
 We received 24 wonderful entries!
Visiting all your blogs was such a pleasure!

Don't you think this was a fun challenge?
 It was really great to see more than just cards!!
   
 
Today the spotlights fall on 4 fabulous creations. 
Making the final decision is never an easy task!
  
Here they are in no specific order:
  
 The first spotlight falls on #9 Calypso

http://calypsocandycraft.blogspot.com/2013/12/seize-birthday-winter.html
 
 What a clever idea, combining two events!
Your penguins are so cute, your card really lovely!
 
 
 
The second spotlight falls on   #16 Julie P

http://julieprice3.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/pingy-on-parade/

What a delightful card! Darling little penguins.
The snow on your trees look so real!
 



The third spotlight falls on #7 Larelyn

http://www.handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/2013/12/penguin-kisses.html
 
Real eye-catcher amongst all the snow covered cards!
Your colour choice is excellent, your penguin really cool!
 
 

The fourth spotlight falls on #4 Lizzie
 
http://lizziescraftingretreat.blogspot.co.at/2013/12/here-comes-penguin.html
 
Don't you just love this darling little penguin!
It looks like he's ready to dance!
 
 
 

  I'm sure you'll agree this is such a lovely selection!
You have to visit the blogs to see more of each creation!


There are a few runner-ups this week!

#11 Annie - Such a cute idea to put Christmas decals on the windows.
#18 Crafting Vicky - what a lovely tag with glamorous snowflakes!
  #21 Gail Scott - Cool gift idea!

 
 Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight and the others!
 You will be inspired and get some excellent ideas still in time for Christmas!
  
 
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 there is a twist, we spotlight only those that followed the twist and mentioned it in their link or post.
 
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current challenge:
Anything Goes with a color twist: White on White! 

 
We always love to see all kinds of creative projects!
 
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next week!
 
 
Hugs
Rene

PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest!
Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!
.
Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Friday, December 13, 2013

Winner - A Penguin Twist

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of our
Anything Goes with a Penguin Twist Challenge.
Who doesn't love a penguin, and these projects
were filled with them!
 
Thanks once again to our fabulous Sponsor
 
True Random Number Generator
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Here's the fabulous project from our winner

WendyLynn has won 4 digi images from the Delicious Doodles store!

Thanks to everyone who shared their penguin projects with us, and don't forget to check out our current challenge HERE, and
be sure to stop back on Saturday to who is in our next Saturday Spotlight!
 
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anything Goes with a color twist: White on White!

Hello Everyone, Rene here!

My chance to challenge you this week!
There is a twist: WOW : white-on-white!
Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere! 
Snow is starting to fall, creating white scenes everywhere.
Summer has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere! 
Our minds are filled: white beaches, sun & sea!
The globe over, it is also a festive season,
with Christmas the main holiday.
Your challenge: Create a white-on-white project.
It can be any theme!
White must be the main (or only) colour.
Only the main image can be coloured (if you have an image).

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs!

The winner of the challenge will get a choice of 4 Sassy Digi's!

Expect to be WOWed by all the examples of the Design Team.
And be ready for a little surprise!

Here they are:
Doris using Santa Pin Up from SSD




Here's mine for Wednesday's challenge. I can't get into blogger. It's been temperamental for me the past few days. I hope this is OK. I've used a Whimsie Doodles image

Maureen Using Pin up Santa from SSD

 


Rene using Evanora Sassy from SSD



Rene using Polka Dot Bikini from SSD


 Bev using Holiday Ariel


Sharon

Julia using Sassy Fashionista - Bella Bride

Now for the surprise!
This week we're thrilled to be joined by some super talented Guest Designers. They each did an awesome job, so please be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some kinds words.


Carmen M
I am just thrilled to have been chosen as a spotlight winner by Crafts by Designs, I have been crafting my entire life and paper crafting for the last 3 years after a friend introduced me to Close to My Heart. I am a loyal user of their paper and inks although I have branched out into other companies stamps and embellishments. I live in Alberta Canada so the cold weather affords me lots of time to spend crafting while I am avoiding the cold weather.


Amelia Breytenbach
I am Amelia Breytenbach from South Africa and crafting is my passion for 10 years. My card making style is shabby vintage and as with all crafters my craft room is filled with dies and stamps from many crafting brands. I am so honored to be invited by Crafting by Designs Design Team to create a card for this challenge. You can see more of my creations at my blog


Viv Tomlinson
I was delighted to be asked to do a guest DT spot here at Crafting By Designs !
A little bit about me – having completed 30 years as a police officer, I retired a few years ago. We have recently moved to a beautiful spot in the North West of England and I divide my time between lawn bowls, tracing my family history and of course making messy with paper and ink. People said I’d be bored when I left work – not true! Never enough time now!
My other half indulges me completely– he turned the top floor of our new house into a proper office/craft room after having done the same for me in our previous house so I am one lucky person!
I love blogland and Pinterest, other peoples creativity amazes and inspires me - my card reflects that and I hope you like it!


Ursala Uphof
 I am Ursula Uphof living in Johannesburg, South Africa with my hubby of 48 years. I have done some sort of craft all my life but only about 6 years ago discovered the art of paper crafts, and now have little time for all the other hobbies.
We travel quite a lot as we have 1 son in New Zealand and 1 in The Netherlands, and love to visit shops in those countries as my budget allows..I am on a couple of D T’s and I also run some workshops in card making.

Alycia
Happy Chick Designs
 I have been making cards since February 2007, when I attended my first Stampin' Up party, and have been hooked ever since. I enjoy creating mini albums as well and have just recently found myself making cards again after several years of focusing on those other paper crafts. I'm having a blast and thoroughly enjoy myself whenever I am creating.

WOW - weren't these just fabulous!! 
Ok, now it's your turn to show us your white-on-white projects. 
Remember, only the main image should be colored and
everything else should be white. 
Or make everything white like some of our guest designers did!

Also please remember to check our rules that have changed; please limit your entries to a maximum of 5 and be sure to include a back link from your blog post with this project to this challenge post.  If you don't have a blog you can add your project to our flickr group (see the link in the left side bar).

This challenge will be open until Tuesday December 17 and be sure to stop back every Saturday to see who was chosen for our next Saturday Spotlight.  All of our Guest Designers are Saturday Spotlight winners and we're so glad they joined us today!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Spotlight #24

Hello Everyone!

It is that time of the week again!

Thank you to all our regular entrants, we really appreciate your support!
It is always great to see new faces too!
 
Congratulations to all of you who entered the
Christmas / Winter with Inky Impressions!
 
 We received 190 fantastic entries!
Visiting all your blogs was such a pleasure!

 It was really great to see more than just cards!!
   
 
Today the spotlights fall on 7 fabulous creations. 
Making the final decision is never an easy task!
  
Here they are in numerical order:
  
 The first spotlight falls on #8 Lorraine A
 
http://loraquilina.blogspot.com/2013/11/simon-says-anything-goes.html
 
 Your chalkboard technique is so clever!
What a cool way to depict a snowman!
Both your card & tag is fabulous!
 
 
 
The second spotlight falls on  #59 Jamie
 
http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/2013/11/tsb-santa-card.html
 
 
What an excellent way to use a variety of DP!
The sweet image is the perfect one for your great card!
 

The third spotlight falls #68 Sarah
 
http://daisytoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/creative-inspirations-dt-anything-goes.html
 
 
It is so refreshing to see Christmas cards in unusual colours!
This is my pick, I just love the colours and layout of your card. Expect a CASE!
 
 

The fourth spotlight falls #91Roberta
 
http://queenbeepapercrafts.blogspot.com/2013/11/hiding-in-my-craft-room-freestyle.html
 
 
How absolutely gorgeous!
 
 
 
  The fifth spotlight falls #96 Sanja Grdinic
 
http://kartolina.blogspot.com/2013/11/have-yourself-merry-little-cristmas-ii.html
 
 
 
This card just brings a smile to our faces!
What a delightful image made into a fabulous card! A team favourite!
 
 
 
 The sixth spotlight falls #175 Kathy Jo
 
http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca/2013/12/crafting-musketeers-challenge-8-layer.html 
 
 
Gorgeous! The colours so fabulous!
A very elegant card!
 
 
 
The seventh spotlight falls #180 Karasiowa
 
 
http://karasiowa.blogspot.com/2013/12/swiateczny-tag.html

 
Such a lovely tag with loads of pretty detail!
The natural colours & fibres are great, a different take on monotone!
 

  Don't you think this is such a lovely selection?
You have to visit the blogs to see more of each creation!


There are no runner-ups this week!
  
There were so many fabulous entries this week following the twist perfectly
that we decided not to pick any - the list was just too long!

  
 Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight and the others!
 You will be inspired and get some excellent ideas still in time for Christmas!
  
 
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 there is a twist, we spotlight only those that followed the twist and mentioned it in their link or post.
 
 
If you are one of our favourites, grab your badge here:
 
 
 
Don't forget about our current challenge:
 Anything Goes with a Twist : Penguins!

 
We always love to see all kinds of creative projects!
 
 
And you never know, the Spotlight might be on you next week!
 
 
Hugs
Rene

PS. Like our Facebook Page & follow us on Pinterest!
Link your spotlight creations!
We would love to share your creativity!
.
Please Note
Saturday Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers