Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winners - April Anything Goes!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winners of the
 
Every month we are just amazed at the outstanding
projects we see when we visit your blogs!
Thanks to everyone who played along with us.
 
Thank you once again to our sponsors
The Octopode Factory 
 
 
 Our first winner is #195 Beatriz from Beascrapbooking
Bea has won her choice of 2 digis from
 
 
 
Our second winner is Alicia from MaxiBelle Studio
Art by Miran Party Time Patti
 
Alicia has won a $10 credit to The Octopode Factory 
 
Please remember there is a maximum of 3 entries per person for
ALL the challenges and all additional entries will NOT be considered
for any prizes.
 
Be sure to stop back on Saturday to see who's in the next
Saturday Spotlight - it could be you!
 
 


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Month-Long Anything Goes In May!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring almost month long challenge.
Our theme for this challenge is
Anything Goes
We are so excited to welcome our generous sponsors
for this challenge
Sami Stamps
Prize $12.00 gift certificate
Bugaboo Stamps
Prize 7 digi stamps

Here are the creations of our amazing Design Team Using images from Sami Stamps


Julia - Flower Hat

Sharon - Umbrella Girl

Rene - Umbrella Girl


Doris - Bundle of Dreams 


Here are the creations of our amazing Design Team Using images from Bugaboo Stamps


Carole-Deacon Bugs



Guest Designers
Doreen from Doreen's Dream
Hello...I am Doreen,a very enthusiastic crafter living in Sheffield UK. I am married and have three grown up children and three Grandchildren. I have always crafted in one way or another . But now prefer to get mucky with inks and paint.

Barbara from Glitterarti


I have been crafting all of my life....well, since I was 4 years old. I love days when I can get out of bed, not bother with make-up, or housework and go straight into my craft room. I live in a beautiful part of England, just outside of the 'World Heritage' city of Bath, with my OH, Alan and our German Shepherd, Finn. I have 2 wonderful grown-up sons, Nick and Adam, 1 gorgeous daughter-in-law Emma and two amazing grandchildren aged 2 and 6 weeks... The rest of my family still live 'Up North', and although I miss them, we see each other as often as possible. I still consider myself very, very lucky indeed.

Pinky from Pinky's World
I am a Mum of 4 and Grandmother of two lovely boys. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember but took to cardmaking when my youngest child was born (22 years ago) and have been at it ever since. I sell a lot of my cards and they are all commissions so make to suit the individual. I love the variety of stamps and digi stamps available to us now and use a variety of pens (promarkers, chameleon pens and copics) to colour them. I hope you enjoy looking at my card today, it was made for a young man to give to his girlfriend. They gave me a photo and wanted me to use images that looked like them lol. Think they were pleased with the outcome!


Teresa from The Fat Cactus
I have been crafting all my life and started card making over 10 years ago. I am lucky enough to work in a wonderful Craft Store where I get to enjoy my hobby as part of my job. I live in Staffordshire, England with my partner, my daughter and her partner, and our two cats. When I'm not crafting or blogging, I enjoy walking in the countryside and photography.


Ann from Ann's Cardmaking Garden
Hello everyone! 
My name is Ann Chuang and I live in Taiwan. I am a junior high school math teacher and a mom. I started crafting about 2012. At that time, I started making very simple cards that would take me hours to make, but the look of pure joy that people give you after receiving a handmade card is worth every second! I have always liked creating, inspiration comes from random places.  I love card making in different styles and have no set style. I love sharing my love of stamping/cardmaking/mixed media with everyone & I'm really looking forward to sharing my creations with all of you!
Thank you so much to the Crafting by Designs team for inviting me to be a Guest Designer with them. I am thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists.


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 May 25, 2015.
Remember to have fun!

I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Hugs,

 
Julia and the CBD Design Team



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #69

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with the Saturday Spotlight #69
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 2.
Here they are:

 
 The first spotlight falls on #3
Sarah P from Sarah's Stampin' World

 
 
 

 The second spotlight falls on #17 
Rainbow Julie from Rainbow Days



 

 
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!

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, April 24, 2015

Winner - Shaped Cards

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Shaped Cards challenge.
 
 
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to our sponsor
 
 

Our winner this week is Dorothy from Cards by Dorothy
Dorothy has won her choice of 3 single digis from
Eureka Stamps
 
Thanks to everyone who entered this challenge, all the projects
were AMAZING!  Don't forget to stop back on Saturday
to see who's in the Saturday Spotlight - it could be you!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We Love Mom!

Hi everyone, Doris here with a new challenge, and this
time we're celebrating
Mother's Day!

Many people play the role of Mother,
and whether she's near or far,
nothing can warm her heart like knowing
we're thinking of her.  So let's
see your Mother's Day projects!

This week we're so excited to have TWO
fabulous sponsors who have been so
generous to the design team and our winners!
Here are some inspiration projects from
the Design Team and our Guest Designer:
 
 QKR Stampede   
Prize - winner choice of 3 single digis

 Sharon - Patchwork Bunny
Prize - 3 digi images

 Mo - Steampunk 

Tammy - Harley Davidson
 
 

 Rene - Coffee and Good Morning

 
Julia - Super Chica


Guest Designer
 
Ok, your turn - this challenge is open until
April 28.  Please remember to follow the rules: only
three entries per person, and this must be a project created
by you and posted on your blog during the
time this challenge is running.

 
 My name is Helen. I'm happily married to Ted and have two daughters, aged 23 and about to turn 21, and a gorgeous labrador called Lisa. I live in a village in Lincolnshire, England. I've been card making for a few years now, we've even extended the house to build me a craft room. I'm a lady of leisure so I have plenty of time to play. I particularly love die cutting and colouring with my Copics.
 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #68

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with the Saturday Spotlight #68
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 1.
Here it is:

 
 The spotlight falls on

 #14 Dawn Frost from Stamp-n-Play

 
 

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!

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, April 17, 2015

Winner - Great Ready for Christmas, April edition

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Get Ready for Christmas, April edition.
 
We hope you're enjoying this monthly challenge,
and hopefully you're holiday card stash is growing
every month so you'll have a good head start!
 
First we'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors
 
 
 
 
Our sponsors are always so generous with both
the Design Team and winners, and we have
such fun working with their images.
Here's one more project using a Stitchy Bear image
that was late getting into our challenge, but I'll be using
this Christmas Candle image again for sure!
 
So let's get to our winners!
 
Our first winner this week is #12 Hazel from My Crafty Outlook
Hazel has won a $15 credit to Lunagirl
 
 
 
Our second winner this week is #4 Ruth from Tip Top Toppers Things
Ruth has won 3 single digis (up to $10) from Stitchy Bear
 
Don't forget to check out the April Anything Goes Challenge
HERE which is open until April 25 and the Shaped Cards
challenge HERE which is open until April 21.  And stop back
on Saturday to see who's in the next Saturday Spotlight -
it could be you!