Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Spotlight #36

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 
 
 
 We received 109 fabulous entries for the challenge!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight!

You are all winners!
 

Week after week we are absolutely amazed by the quality and creativity
of the entries.
This week is no exception, so without further ado:
The Spotlights in numerical order:
 
  
 The first spotlight falls on #13 Cathy Parlitsis 
 
 
 A real beauty! 
The simplicity of the design and colours makes this card stand out!
 

 
 
 The second spotlight falls on #35 Lalkygirl
 
 
So soft & feminine, the delicate ribbon just the right addition!
 
 
 
 The third spotlight falls on #44 Kaija
 
 
Your classic bow & vintage lace forms such a lovely frame for the lady.
 
 
 The fourth spotlight falls on #55 Beebeebabs
 
 
What a fun creation with awesome colours!
The gorgeous red bow ties it up perfectly!
 
 
 
The fifth spotlight falls on #85 Maxibelle
 
 
So sweet and very striking!
 
 
 
We have some excellent runner-ups too!!
In numerical order they are:
 
#4 Dee - Your card brought a smile to our faces!
#5 Anita M - This is such a cute creation!
#42 Linda Palmer - Lovely card, pretty colours & bow!
#62 Kate - A stunning card with a sweet image!
#65 Julie P - Your monochrome card is great!
#84 Nicole Bretherick - Interesting idea! Excellent colouring!
#109 Joolaa - Fantastic bow!!
 
 
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 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:
  

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, March 28, 2014

We have winners!

Hi everyone, Doris here with
winners-winners-winners-winners!
 
A HUGE thank you to ALL our Sponsors!!
 
and a special thanks to ALL our great
Guest Designers who joined us this month!
 
Here we go!
 
 
Our first winner is Katie Tate
 
 
Kate has won a $12 credit to A Day for Daisies
 
 
 
 
Our second winner is Judith from
 
 
Judith has won her choice of 3 single images from
 

 
Our third winner is Erin from Erin's Owl Nest
 
 
Erin has won her choice of either 3 single or 1 set of images from
 
Congratulations to our March Anything Goes winners!!
 
And now for our Use a Ribbon Challenge
 
 
 
Pia has won her choice of 4 uncolored digis from
 
Thanks to everyone for entering so many great projects!!
Be sure to stop back Saturday to see who is chosen for our
Saturday Spotlight - could it be you?
 
Our latest challenge going on can be found HERE
Colors of the Sea.
 



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Colours of the Sea Recipe Challenge!

Hello Everyone!
  
Rene here with this week's challenge!
The theme is Colours of the Sea,
but just to add some extra fun,
I decided to include a recipe.
 
 
First things first, our generous sponsor this week is
the fabulous Lacy Sunshine.
The lucky winner will receive 3 images of their choice.
 
 
Now onto the challenge:
Pick at least 3 items from the list.
1 - Mermaids
2 - Sand
3 - Coral
4 - Aqua/Water
5 - Orchid
6 - Foam/Lace
7 - Bubbles
8 - Scales/Sequins
9 - Sea Creatures
10 -Wild Card:  show your photo inspiration (Google or Pinterest)
 
 Indicate which elements you used; interpretation is up to you!
That means that you don't have to think only colours, or the sea.
Let the colours of the sea inspire your creative soul!
 
 
 
Our very creative Design Team has some inspiration for you:
Using 1, 3, 4, 7 and 9.



Using elements 1, 4, 5,and 7
 
 
Rene - Waverly Sunkissed Mer

using elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
 
  
Doris - Alaura Seakissed Mermaid
Using elements 1, 4 and 7

We are so excited to have a great Guest Designer joining us
this week for our Recipe Challenge.  Please be stop by
her blog and leave some crafty love!



I really hope that you are inspired by all the wonderful creations
and will join the challenge this week!
You have until April 1 to add your fabulous creation!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

March Anything Goes Continues

Hi everyone, Doris here with more inspiration for our every popular
March Anything Goes Challenge which is open until March 25.
 
You've still got some time to enter your Anything Goes projects for a chance to
win a lovely prize from one of our THREE generous sponsors!
 
One lucky winner, chosen at random will win  a $12.00 gift certificate
 

One lucky winner, chosen at random will win 3 digital images of choice!
 
One lucky winner, chosen at random will win 3 single images
or 1 set from the store!
 
To help us out today, we have a project from our
Guest Designer Beth F at Beth's Beauties
 
 
I am a wife to a wonderful husband and we have three young, energetic boys. I work part-time as a nurse, but stay at home with my boys most of the time. I have been crafting for as long as I remember! I started with hand embroidery and sewing before I was in school and now my current crafty love is papercrafting using my electronic die cutting machine to make beautiful cards, 3D items and scrapbook pages.
 
Thanks for the great inspiration Beth! 
Now it's your turn - head on over to
Crafting by Designs HERE and enter your project by March 25.
And if your project has a ribbon, you can also
enter it in our other challenge Use a Ribbon which is also
open until March 25 HERE.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday Spotlight #35

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 
 
 
 We received 98 fabulous entries for the challenge!
Visiting all your blogs was such a delight!

You are all winners!
 
Unfortunately, some of you linked projects for the
to this challenge.
Go and check, you still have time to link up.
You can also link your entries for this challenge to the AG challenge.
Hurry up if you haven't done so already!
 
REMEMBER, if you just link back to the blog, we cannot spotlight you.
You need to tell us which challenge you are entering.
Some more rules HERE.



Week after week we are absolutely amazed by the quality of the entries.
This week is no exception, so without further ado:
The Spotlights in numerical order:
  
 The first spotlight falls on #17 Judy McKay
 

This is so gorgeous, your colours superb for the image.
  
 
 
 The second spotlight falls on #18 Jen Leeflang
 
 
Your card perfectly showcases this sweet ADFD image!
Excellent sentiment!
 
 
 
The third spotlight falls on #27 Darlene Pavlick
 
 
What a lovely combination of colours, images & embellishments; so feminine!
 
 
 
The fourth spotlight falls on #30 Aurora
 
 
Your card is so sweet & pretty! Love the stitching!
 
 
 
The fifth spotlight falls on #67 Wendylynn
 
 
This is such an interesting tag, the colours just great.
The more you look, the more things with wings fly out!



 The sixth spotlight falls on #85 Christina


Fabulous, love how the butterflies leads your eyes to the pretty girl!



There were a few box cards entered so we picked our favourite one.
The extra spotlight falls on #38 Trenutki
 

The bugs with the daisies are so cool! 




We have some excellent runner-ups too!!
In numerical order they are:

#5 Monika - So elegant.
#12 Chitra - What a happy little card! 
#28 Donna W - Adorable!
#34 Cathy Parlitsis - Very arty, love the tag!
#40 Lalkygirl - Your butterfly frame is really beautiful!
#64 Emma R - Such a delightful image!
#76 Nicky - This is really a clever gift idea!
#91 Shell B - Great colours, pretty card!

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 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:
  
Our regular weekly challenge with a theme!
 
Anything Goes!
Our almost month long challenge.
You have almost a whole month to enter any project!
 

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, March 21, 2014

Winner-winner-chicken-dinner!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of our
Things With Wings challenge.
First, a great big THANK YOU to our sponsor
Sami Stamps!
 
 
This week our winner comes from Josephine at Josephine's Rainbow
 
Josephine has won a $12 gift certificate for some digital
goodness to Sami Stamps!
 
We'd also like to thank our fantstic Guest Designers last week. 
they all made outstanding projects - with wings :)
 
Be sure to check out our March Anything Goes Challenge that's
still open until March 25 - HERE.  Also check out
our new challenge Use a Ribbon HERE.
 
Thanks everyone for playing along with us!
 


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Use a Ribbon


Hi everyone! It's Maureen here with this week's challenge 
and I hope you will indulge my goth tendencies... 
I'm sure you're used to my darker themed cards on here by now! 

This week we are sponsored by Meljen's Designs and we want you to 'Use a Ribbon!' Now it doesn't have to be black and dark and scary like mine... 
just check out what the rest of the team have prepared to inspire you! 
This week's winner will receive 4 non-coloured images of their choice from the sponsor.

http://meljensdesigns.com/

We are having so much fun with our Guest Designers, and this
week is no different because we have 8 more outstanding
projects from our special guests.  Please stop by their
blogs and leave them some crafty love!

JoAnn from J. Atterbury Creations
Hi everyone. My name is Jo Ann and I am a happy Stay-at-home Mom to my son whose 8 years old and a wife to my husband, Joseph. I was born and raised in the Philippines but after marriage, I came to Texas. I love almost all kinds of crafting. Creating gives me a sense of fulfillment knowing that I give my best in everything I do. My son is my biggest fan who stays beside me each time I have a project. I love it when he says, “Mommy, you made the most beautiful card, ever!” I love my family and thank God for them everyday. I would love for you to visit my Blog at J. Atterbury Creations. I know you’ll be inspired.

Lucy Patrick from Lucy Loves Scrapping
Hi,
 I am a happily married mum of 2 living in Australia who is obsessed with cardmaking!
 I also own an embellishments company called Flourish with a Bling which is handy because I can call my crafting “my occupation” hehe. My two friends/business partners and I have designed our own unique flourishes and embellishments, I hope you’ll drop in and take a peek at the store or my blog at lucylovesscrapping.blogspot.com.au.
 Thanks so much to Crafting by Designs for having me as a guest designer this month, I’m really excited to be a part of your challenge blog.  XOX Lucy


"Hi everybody :) My name is Mikha Adriani, you could simply call me Mikha.
I've been in love with art since I was a kid. I love to draw, I love to create something, and have tried some too :) At 2010 I was introduced to scrapbook. I played a little but never seems so interested. Then I met card makers community on Nov 2012 and instantly fell here. lol. Thanks for the GDT chance. I really enjoy this.  See you around in blogland! Mikha xxx"


Caroline from Caroline's Creations
 
Hello! My name is Caroline and I am so pleased to be joining this week's challenge as Guest Designer. I live in Canada's capital city, Ottawa, which is famous for its Tulip Festival which occurs every May. The tulips are a gift from the Queen of the Netherlands; bulbs have been sent here every year since the Second World War (there's a cool back-story). I thought I'd try creating some tulips with ribbon. You can see some details of the process on my blog at: www.cjmacbred.blogspot.com. I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts since I was a kid, and love to create a "mash-up" of media, in this case, paper-crafting and embroidery. Give it a try!

Olesia from O.R. Deko
Hi everyone, I’m Olesia and I’m from Vilnius, Lithuania. Now I am in my second maternity leave and enjoying scrapbooking again! I would like to thank all Crafting by Designs Team for choosing me as a Spotlight Winner and I appreciate so much for being Guest Designer for "Use a Ribbon" challenge this week!

Kalina from Kalysto
My name is Kalina Pavlova and I live on the Black Sea coast in a beautiful city of Varna (Bulgaria). It was 4 years ago when I discovered card-making and the colorful world of crafting became my way to escape from the everyday life monotony.  As a Christmas present from my family I got Spectrum Noir markers and coloring pictures became the center of almost every one of my projects. My cards usually tell an interesting story of vibrant color combinations with lots of flowers and different embellishments. All my crafting experiments you may find in my blog, called KalySto.
Gail Scott from I Like Paper




I am a Christian that loves to make paper crafts. I also enjoy learning new ways to create with die cuts and tutorials. Thank you for having me as a guest designer. Gail

 Nikki from Graphix and Designs
 

Lots and lots of great inspiration and ways to use a ribbon on
your project.  Your turn - you can add your project below by March 24
for your chance to win some digis from our sponsor.
Thanks for stopping by and playing along with us and
a special thanks to all our Guest Designers!!