Friday, January 31, 2014

Winner-Winner - It's a Girly-Girl Winner!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of
Get Your Girl on challenge.
Now that was fun, wasn't it?  We had 142 outstanding girly projects!
 
Our winner this week comes from #46 Elana at
 
Congratulations Elana!  You've won your choice of
 
Thanks to everyone for playing along with us, and
a HUGE thanks to our sponsor All Dressed Up Stamps!
 
 
Don't forget to check out our latest challenge HERE
Think Warm Thoughts!
 
 

What a winner - January Anything Goes Winner!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of our first "almost month long"
Anything Goes challenge.  We had 423 outstanding entries!

Our winning project comes from
Diana Lynn Martin at
 

Diane has won her choice of 3 digis, up to a $10 value from
 
 
 Thank you to each and every one of you who
played along with us in this challenge and especially to our
sponsor Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

Be sure to check out our latest challenge
Think Warm Thoughts which you can find HERE,
and be sure to stop back on Saturday to see who
are our latest Saturday Spotlight picks.
Our next Anything Goes, "almost month long" challenge
kicks off on Wednesday February 5 - hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Think Warm Thoughts!

Hi Cindy here, and I hope I have a challenge that will help is keep warm and wish for spring. Since so many of us are suffering from the cold, I thought it would be fun to "Think Warm Thoughts." For this challenge, please share with us a project that keeps you warm. It can be pictures of flowers, spring/summer activities, Easter, or something that helps keep you warm in the cold.
We're thrilled to welcome a new sponsor to
Crafting by Designs this week - Oak Pond Creations

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OakPondCreations

They were kind enough to give the design team a few images to
play with, and here they are:
Doris using Flip Flops

Doris using Raven and Mouse


Doris using Sunflowers


Maureen using Sunflowers



Lisa








Rene using Sunflowers




We're so excited to have two great guest designers joining
us this week to help us "Think Warm Thoughts". Please be sure to stop by
their blogs and check out more of their beautiful work!
Kathy Jo Wood from I'm a Little Teapot

 Hello! My name is Kathy Jo and my blog home is I'm a Little Teapot. My blog shows a little bit of my crafty world: cards using dies, inks, bows and pretty papers. I consider crafting as one of life's many enjoyments. Most nights I am in my crafty room late experimenting with stamps, playing with ink, die cutting a lot of paper, making messes...
and occasionally making a card that is suitable to post on my blog. :)
I just started really blogging last January and since then I have met the most amazing crafters! 
Every day I visit blogs and challenges to admire all of the creative projects.
It truly is an honor today to be a guest designer on Crafting by Designs. The design team is super
talented and nice...a perfect combination that reflects the Crafting by Designs challenge blog!"

Next up is this beautiful card from
Roberta Swisher

Please stop by and visit Roberta's blog at Queen Bee Paper Crafts
Thank you to our Guest Designers for joining us this week and making
such wonderful projects, and a great big thank you to
Oak Pond Creations for being our sponsor this week. 
One lucky winner will receive their choice of 3 digi images
from their Etsy store.

This challenge will be open until February 4, 2014. 
Please read our rules - this challenge
is limited to 5 entries per person and must be linked from their
blog to this challenge.
We can't wait to see what you make!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Spotlight #29

Hello Everyone!

 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 
Flower Challenge

  We received 77 excellent entries for the challenge!
Visiting all your blogs was such a pleasure!

You are all winners!

 Spotlights for the challenge in numerical order:
  
 The first spotlight falls on #1 Olesia
 
http://ordeko.blogspot.com/2014/01/edvino-pirmoji-skryneleedvins-first.html
 
Oh so elegant! What a beautiful project!
 

 
The second spotlight falls on #9 Kalysto
 
http://kalinasto.blogspot.com/2014/01/dance.html
 
What a happy flowery card! Wonderful colours!
Even your background matches the theme!!
 
    
 
The third spotlight falls on #40 Nikki C
 
http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.ca/2014/01/thanks-for-popping-in.html
 
The image you chose perfectly interprets the theme.
Love how the flowers is the main focus!
Great colours & colouring.
 

  
 The fourth spotlight falls on #46 Sandra H
 
http://sandra-nanagramps.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/rain-drops-keep-falling-on-my-head.html
 
Your flowers are so gorgeous and the 3D effect enhances the cute image.
This was my pick #1.
 
 

The fifth spotlight falls on #67 Sherryn
 
 
Everything on your pretty card works so well together.
Perfect colour choice, interesting detail!!
 

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

 
 
The runner-ups this week are just great too!
In numerical order:
 
#2 Asha - What a bonus, a lovely project plus a tutorial!
#39 Mila - Your pretty bouquet goes so well with the sweet image in chocolate & pink.
#47 Zora - Gorgeous, the soft colours makes your project stand out!
#52 K8 - Fabulous easel card decorated with flowers!!
#62 Josephine - Who would have thought that black and white flowers
would look so stunning! Love it! My pick #2!
#68 Ina - Your pretty feminine card is a good interpretation of the flower theme.
#71 Louise H - Your flowers are really hot, stunning colours!
 
 

  
As you can see, it was not an easy task to make the final choice!
I was surprised to see more simple elegant cards than very flowery cards!

Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight! 
 You will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
  And 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 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 challenges:
 
Anything Goes!
This is the first of our new almost month long challenges.
You have 25 days to enter any project!


 
Get Your Girl On Challenge!
 Our regular weekly challenge with a theme!
 Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something
 or 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!
.

 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, January 24, 2014

Flowers Challenge Winner

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of our
Flowers-Flowers-Flowers challenge sponsored by
 
 
 
 

Our winner this week is Ginny B from Homespun Cards
 
 
Ginny has won a $10 gift certificate to
Fred She Said Designs!  Sa-weet! 
 
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsor
Fred She Said and to everyone for playing along with us.
Don't forget, there's still a few days left to enter our
Almost Month Long Anything Goes Challenge HERE
and our current challenge
Get Your Girl On HERE.
 


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Get Your Girl On

Hello there, it's me Sharon. How is everyone doing? Most of us here on the East Coast are heading into our second deep freeze of the year, the perfect kind of weather for staying indoors and playing with paper. I am going to challenge all of you this week to
Get Your Girl On!
Anything Girl, Girly Girl, Pinks, Purples, Flower Power, Bling it up!
Show us your best Girl Creations.

We have a fabulous sponsor this week, All Dressed Up Stamps and they are offering up an awesome prize. One lucky winner will have their choice of 3 Digi Stamps. 
All Dressed Up Stamps

A short bio about Wendy:
Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends. I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping. The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.  We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the 
All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.


All Dressed Up Stamps generously gifted our design team a few of their images and below are what our creative minds have come up with:

Doris using Sweetie Pie


Sharon using Amore

Maureen using Abi Ballerina



Jessie using Sweetie Pie



Cindy


This week we welcome another fabulous Guest Designer to Crafting by Designs. 
Please say hello to Sanja Grdinić and go check out her beautiful work on her blog at Kartolina


My name is Sanja and I live in a tranquille little town on the island of Krk in Croatia.
I am a proud mom of two and work as a kindergarten teacher in my hometown.
Even though I started with card making back at college, it became what it is today about three years ago. And just last year I bought my first Spectrum Noir pens, and seriously, I was like a kid in a candy shop. Then I bought some more...  I love every minute that I steal from my RL to
color and create because it makes me paceful and happy.
And the best thing of all is to give a card to someone dear and receive a smile. Priceless!

So go get Your Girl On and wow us!
Please add a direct link to your Girly Girl Creations to the linky below. 
Please remember:
There is a limit of 5 entries per person for our regular weekly challenges.
Link to your blog post/project, not your blog or photo only.
Please link back to the challenge!
This challenge will be open until January 28, 2014.

And don't forget about our "almost month long"
Anything Goes challenge that is open until
January 25th - HERE

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday Spotlight #28

Hello Everyone!

 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 
Birthday challenge

  We received 96 excellent entries for the challenge!
Visiting all your blogs was such a pleasure!


You are all winners!
Thanks for joining in Lisa's Birthday celebration!

 Spotlights for the challenge in no specific order:
  
 The first spotlight falls on #18 Beate
 
http://paperpiecingcorner.blogspot.co.at/2014/01/mini-album-als-gutschein-zum-geburtstag.html

What an excellent idea for a birthday card!
I'm sure your dad was thrilled with his card & the trip! 
 


The second spotlight falls on #84 Mikha Adriani
 
http://whenmikhameetsart.blogspot.com/2014/01/red-birthday-card-using-art-by-miran.html?showComment=1390061604093#c8779668042936124031
 
Your card is hard to miss! It is gorgeous!
Wow, so much little detail, and great photos!
 
 
    
 
The third spotlight falls on #51 Carole Pollard
 
http://cjpcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/buirthday-card-for-my-husband.html

The detail on your card is awesome!
 Everything fits so well together and the image is great!
I'm sure your husband was delighted with this beauty!
 
  
 
 
The fourth spotlight falls on #6 Caroline B
 
http://cjmacbred.blogspot.ca/2014/01/more-birthday-fun.html
 
What a fun and funky creation for a young man!
Really striking!



 
The fifth spotlight falls on #94 Gail Scott

http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/2014/01/masculine-birthday-pop-up-card.html

Don't let the outside fool you!
This is a great vintage card with loads of detail inside.



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


The runner-ups this week are really great too!
In numerical order:
 
#4 Mags - a super cute card for baby's first birthday!
#11 Carol Gill - fun card, the colours are perfect!
#17 Dragonllew - such a lovely card for Mum, love the flower!
#26 Christine Garner - what a clever idea, will have to visit the tutorial!
#37 Karen P - a great male card, excellent idea!
 #40 Julie B.x - what a sweet little card! Great colouring!
 #49 Claire H - The simplicity of the card, the beautiful papers,
the attention to detail makes it stand out! (This my pick!)
#64 Amy A - what a cool idea for a Birthday card! Love it
#93 Debbie - Fabulous colours, great design! (My pick #2)

 
As you can see, it was not an easy task to make the final choice! 
Take some time to visit the blogs of everyone in the spotlight! 
 You will be inspired and get some excellent ideas!
  And 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 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 challenges:
 
Anything Goes!
This is the first of our new almost month long challenges.
You have 25 days to enter any project!

 
Flower Challenge

 Our regular weekly challenge with a theme!
 Do come and join in the challenges, you might win something
 or 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!
.

 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

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winner for a Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of our
Birthday Challenge.  It may have been Lisa's birthday, but someone
is going to get a gift from our great sponsor
 
 
  
 
True Random Number Generator
24
 
Our winning project comes from Debi B at
 
Congratulations Debi, I'm sending you a separate email with instructions for
claiming your prize.  Thanks to everyone for playing along with us on this
fun challenge.
 
Don't forget about our "Almost Month Long Challenge" that's still
open until January 25, and it's one of our favorites - Anything Goes!
Go HERE to check it out!  And when you're done with that,
go check out our current challenge that's filled with flowers HERE
 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

Hello Everyone!
Rene here with a new themed challenge!
It is summer in South Africa where I live and the flowers are in full bloom!
What a lovely way to bring some brightness to a dull day!
Happiness to a sad day, say thank you or sorry or hope you're ok!
The language of flowers is so universal, it is understood without words!

Our generous sponsor Fred She Said really speaks the language of flowers with her fabulous range of images, cut-files and pre-coloured images.

http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/

One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Fred, She Said store!!
Without much further ado, here are the creations from the Team & our Guest:


Doris using Happy Flowers


Doris using Rainbow Set

 
Maureen using Growing Together Digi Set



Bev using Hearts and Roses Set



Rene using Hearts and Roses Set



Jessie

 using one of her own stamps:

Julia using  Doodle Floral 1 and Uplifting Sentiments




We have another great guest designer joining us this week and she made a fantastic project to share with us!  You'll want to stop by her blog and check
out this talented lady!!

Tracey Fehr


Hi There! I'm so excited to be working with Crafting by Designs as a guest designer today! My name is Tracey and I live in Manitoba, Canada on a small acreage with one dog and three cats! I am a stay at home mom who has been married for 18 years. My husband and I have 2 wonderful children...a daughter (10) and a son (8). When I'm not busy cooking, cleaning or driving our children around, you will find my in my basement craft room creating a card or two."

  
I'm sure you are all now so inspired!
Go grab all those flower stamps & digis and papers and wow us!
Please add a direct link to your flowery projects to the linky below. 
Please remember:
There is a limit of 5 entries per person for our regular weekly challenges.
Link to your blog post/project, not your blog or photo only.
Please link back to the challenge!
This challenge will be open until January 21, 2014.

And don't forget about our "almost month long"
Anything Goes challenge that is open until
January 25th - HERE