Friday, August 28, 2015

Winner - Get Ready for Christmas August edition

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
 
Each month I don't think it's possible to see
more beautiful holiday cards, and each month
I'm wrong.  Thanks to everyone who entered, we
loved looking at all your creations!
 
Thanks also to our great sponsor
 
Our winner this week is Helen from Made by Helen
Helen has won her choice of
5 single digi stamps from the
Rosey Hearts Etsy Shop.
 
Be sure to check out the Things with Wings
challenge which is open until September 1!
 


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Things With Wings!

Hi everyone, Doris here
with another new challenge for August.
This week we're looking for
Things with Wings
Thanks to this week's sponsor
Prize: $10 credit to store

Here's a gorgeous project from DT member Carole using Wisteria Fairy from Aurora Wings


This beautiful project comes from
our super talented Guest Designer

Lucyna from u Luli
My name is Lucyna Marynowska, aka Lula from http://ululi.blogspot.com/
I come from the north of Poland. Fifty-six, part time working widow, mum
of two grown up boys and a proud grandma.
I started my crafting journey 3 years ago as a card maker and immediately
became an addicted paper-lover. My latest craze is playing with mixed
medias and altering things.  My beloved husband has passed away recently and I found true solace in crafting.  I love challenges to spark my creativity and I love making crafty friends all over the world. This is my take on the theme: Things with wings.
It is a piece of mail art. I altered a craft envelope inspired by forthcoming fall.
Hope you like it! Crafty hugs, Lula

This challenge is open until September 1.
Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @craftingbydesigns
We may feature your project and if you follow us, we'll follow you!

 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Winner - 3 or More Layers

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winners from the
 
A great big THANK YOU to our sponsors
 
 
and
 

Our first winner is #19 Iwona from
P7064734
Iwona has won her choice of
3 single digi images from
 
Our second winner is #77 Julieanne from
Julieanne has won a $15 credit to
 
Thanks to everyone who played along with us!
 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Get Ready for Christmas August Edition

Hi everyone, Doris here with this
week's new challenge and the next edition in
our on going series
Get Ready for Christmas

Christmas is getting closer, why not help
build up your stash a little by joining us!
 
This week our wonderful sponsor is
Prize: 5 single images 
 
We'd also like to give a great big
welcome to this week's Guest Designer
  
 Angie Cimbalo from Cimbacreativefun

 
I've always enjoyed arts and crafts, however, a few years ago I got into paper crafts and cards. I really enjoy creating. I'm a retired music teacher, married, and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren and an English Springer Spaniel.  I also make jewelry items (mostly out of recycled musical things) and have opened an Etsy shop since I retired.  I love my family!   Happy crafting everyone!
 
Here are two projects I
just pulled out of my stash:
 
from All Dressed Up Stamps: Happy Little Christmas Star
 
and this one from
Bugaboo Stamps: Noel
 
We'd love for you to join us - you can link your project
below, and remember: it doesn't have to be a card!
 
This challenge is open until August 25 and don't
forget about the August Anything Goes challenge HERE
which is also open until August 25.
 
We'd also love for you
to follow us on Instagram @Craftingbydesigns;
we may feature YOUR project!
 
Thanks for playing along with us!
 
 
 
 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Winner - Windows challenge!

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
WINDOWS challenge!
 
A great big thanks to our sponsor
 
 
Our winner this week is #9
Kristina from Kristinasartcorner
060 aug 2015 (16)
 
Kristina has won 3 single images or 1 set
 
Thanks to everyone who played along with us!
Don't forget to stop by and join our August Anything Goes
challenge HERE and the
3 or More Layers challenge HERE.
And follow us on Instagram @craftingbydesigns -
we may feature your project!
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

3 or More Layers!

Hi everyone, Doris here with
this week's new challenge
Three or More Layers
 
Yes, it means just that - show us
your projects that include 3 or more layers!
 
Thanks to this week's sponsor

Prize: choice of 3 digis
 
and
 
Prize: $15 credit to store
 
And now for a great dose of
inspiration from this week's Guest Designers:
 
 
Hello, my name is Naz. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband and 4 year old son. My husband is awesome, my son makes my heart melt and I adore crafting and making cards.
I’m told I’m loud, that I am addicted to coffee, selfies and Facebook and that eBay packages get me way more excited than is healthy. I go belly dancing for fun and manage an office during the day.
I have made some wonderful friends since I started crafting and love meeting new people with mutual interests. I’m really excited to be a guest designer for Crafting By Designs.


 
Hi, I’m Barb and I've been creating for almost 30 years, I enjoy using a variety of mediums and experimenting with various techniques.  Once I bought my first rubber stamps I knew I was so hooked, using watercolours in the beginning  then Copic Markers became readily available, ooops hooked again.  Now I’m in the process of learning how to use coloured pencils properly.  I would like to say thank you to Doris and the Crafting by Designs team for having me as a GDT, I was thrilled to be invited.
 
 Billie from Ink On My Fingers
A little about myself:  I am Billie Anderson. I alive in Washington State in the SW corner out in the country. I have been crafting one way or another all my life and been into paper crafting /card making for the last 37 years.. I am on 4 design teams.   I love that even if you use the same image as another person your cards are all different. So many options and I love the idea of creating, in my eyes, a work of art.. Well most times –LOL..  I am so glad that I was chosen to be a guest designer at Crafting by designs and hope I have inspired you to play along. If you would like the details on my card  please visit my blog  http://stampinwithinkonmyfingers.blogspot.com/         
Thank you and hope to hear from you and please follow me if you like my work on my blog.  Billie A
 

 
 
 
 Please use the link below to add your projects,
and remember to follow the rules: 
you can enter a maximum of 3 projects in this challenge;
the projects must be linked to your blog and have been
published during August 12 to August 18;
your projects must have been made by YOU.


Crafting by Designs is now on Instagram!
Come follow us at #Craftingbydesigns, we
may feature your project!
Thanks for playing along with us!
 
 
 
 
                                              

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Windows!

Hi everyone, Doris here with this
week's new challenge:
Windows
 
A great big thank you to this
week's sponsor
 
Prize: 3 single images or 1 set
 
While the Crafting by Designs DT takes
a well deserved break, here's
some fabulous inspiration from our
Guest Designers
 
CG from cg says something
 
I'm a crafter living in Baltimore, Maryland. I just love visiting blogs by crafters around the world. You can check out my projects at CG-says.blogspot.com. One of my favorite card types is the Shaker Card, because everyone seems to enjoy them!
 
Jenn from StampinAngelJenn

My name is Jenn and my blog is called StampinAngelJenn (www.stampinangeljenn.blogspot.com).  I have been "angeling" cancer patients for 15 years now, which basically just means sending cards and little packages to folks going through cancer treatment.  It's the reason I started making my own cards and I've made life-long friendships as a result.  I'm turning 44 years old on August 6 - I'm a Leo and I celebrate my birthday for the entire week!  :)   LOL   I have been married to Jeremy for 22 years and we have 2 grown children and 2 cats.  I love all types of art, including tattoos - I love putting meaningful artwork on my body.  I love the Summer and don't waste a second feeling guilty about my messy house while I'm enjoying the few short months that we New Englanders actually have nice weather!  :)   Thank you for having me as a guest designer! My creation today features a digi stamp from The East Wind along with a window die cut from my Silhouette Cameo.  Papers are from Simple Stories & the sentiment is a freebie digi from TLC Creations. Peace.
 
 Aren't these fantastic?  Now it's your turn, let's
see your projects with windows.  This challenge is open
until August 11.  Remember to follow the rules:
you can enter a maximum of 3 projects in this challenge; the projects
must be linked to your blog and have been
published during August 5 to August 11;
your projects must have been made by YOU.

Thanks for playing along with us!