Friday, November 27, 2015

Winner - Times 3


Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner

First, a big thank you to one of our favorite sponsors
 
  Ike's Art
 
Our winner this week is #31 Lisa from My Crafty Train
 
  Lisa has won a $20 store credit to 
   Ike's Art

Thanks to everyone who played along with
us, we loved looking at all your projects!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Get Ready for Christmas November edition

Hi everyone, Doris here with another
edition of Get Ready for Christmas.
The holidays are getting closer, are you ready?
Well this week we've got some great inspiration
for you from our Design Team and Guest Designers!
But first we'd like to send a great
big THANK YOU to our long time sponsors
and also a farewell to them both as
they prepare to close up.  They've been wonderful
to the Design Team and our winners and we wish
them well.   



     Prize - a gift pkg. of digi images


Carole- Merry and Bright



 
 
Rene - Baked with Love 

 Prize - $15 credit to store

Mo - Regen Kubecek Krissy



Kristina - Nellie Snellen Stamp- Squirrel 
 

Guest Designers


Pat from Paper, Markers, Ink, Oh My!
Hi, my name is Pat K.  Thank you so much for having me as your GD this week.   My first venture into paper crafting was scrapbooking but I soon moved on to card making.    I love to colour, with Copics being my first choice. My passion for paper has resulted in a very large collection and now it looks like dies are a close second!  Digital stamps are my favourite, mostly for their convenience.  My style is rather eclectic….one day I love CAS and the next I want to go all fussy and fancy…depending on the image or the recipient.  I hope you enjoy my creation today.  Hugs, Pat K.  www.patkscards.blogspot.ca



Vanessa from Saffire's Stamping 
I live in Peterborough in the UK with my partner of many many years and our very spoilt kitty Tallulah. I started card making about 10 years ago as something to do during the long summer holidays. I find it relaxes and de-stresses me no end after a long week teaching a lively class of 7-8 year olds! I love colouring with my Copics and most of my cards are full of die cuts and ribbon along with other embellishments. I also love a bit of pink!


Andrea from SheepSki Designs
 Andrea here, you may know me from SheepSki Designs my blogs name.  Living in Yorkshire in the UK I work full time as an accountant and personal assistant and have hobbies such as competitive badminton and dancing (Argentine tango & Ceroc).  I work for four different design teams at present.  I have no actual style as such but I do like quirky and unusual images and I may be known for soft pastel colours.  I started my blog just over a year ago when I really got into making cards.  In the past I’ve used mainly ProMarkers but have a stock of mediums to hand now - polychromos & Lyra pencils and Copics.  I occasionally paint with watercolours but have recently discovered the world of mixed media – so I started an art journal and produce occasional mixed media canvases.

Susan from Scrap a Thousand Words


How's that for inspiration?  You can enter
your project by using the link below.  This challenge is
open until  December 1.
Thanks for playing along with us!

 




Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #87

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with the Saturday Spotlight #87
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 a few.
Here they are:

 The first spotlight falls on
#12 Scrappy Scatty Jan



 The second spotlight falls on
#20 Pauline
 

 The third spotlight falls on
#25 Gail Scott


 The fourth spotlight falls on
#27 Kerys
 



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, November 20, 2015

Winner - Frosty Snowman

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Frosty Snowman challenge.

Thanks so much to our sponsor

 

Our winner this week is Pauline from
Pauline has won her choice of 2 single digi images from

Thanks to everyone who played along with us!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Times 3

Hi everyone, Doris here with this week's new challenge
TIMES 3
That's right, your project needs to have 3 of something:
3 buttons, 3 flowers, 3 images, 3 layers, you get the idea.
Our sponsor this week is one of our favorites,

  Ike's Art   
Prize - $20 credit to store

Now for some projects from our Design Team
using images from Ike's Art as well as projects
from our talented Guest Designers!
 
Carole- Poinsettia Fairy



 


 

Mo - My Angel



Rene - Flower Square



Guest Designers
Elena from Scrap-lanak Ganbaran
Hello Everyone! I´m Elena F , 
I´m 41 and I live in the Basque Country with hubby, our 2 kids and a baby.
I work full time in the only newspaper that is published entirely in Euskera
(our oldest than Latin official language) but now I'm happy to have a break.
Since I can remember, I spent time doing all kind of crafts and colouring. 
I also sew, knit and crochet when I can. I think what I enjoy making the most is doing handmade gifts. Craft (specially scrapbooking) is my hobby and I love Copic colouring.
I started blogging in January 2013 and you can find my work at:
(SCRAP-lanak GANBARAN; that means scrap works in my storage room).

Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer!. 
Thanks to all the readers / followers too for being here.


Debi from That Might Look Good on a Card 


 I make cards with an occasional odd project, especially when my grandsons are here.  I am intrigued by different techniques and folds, love embossing folders and fussy cutting.  Many of my cards are donated to Send a Smile 4 Kids. You might find me at an Heirloom or Stamp Scrap Art Tour stamping show teaching the Make n Takes at a friend's CTMH booth, which I thoroughly enjoy.  It's so much fun meeting fellow stampers and exchanging tips and tricks.   I teach occasional classes for a group of Red Hatters - feathers, bling and tons of fun!  I enjoy crocheting, baking and my grandkids, so don't be surprised to see some of those projects as well as pictures of my 1 1/2 yr old great granddaughter on my blog,  That Might Look Good on a Card.




Aurora (RoRa) from Eos' Crafty Room 
Hi.. I’m RoRa.. Live in Indonesia work as freelance Tour Leader.. I got into paper craft since 2012, started with scrapbooking.. And then from March last year I start making card and 3d paper craft projects.. Now I also start doing mixed-media and altered projects.. I have to say that it is a very addictive hobby.. It is really an honour for me to be one of the Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs this week.. Hope you like my card .. happy crafting.

How's that for inspiration?  This challenge will 
be open until November 24, and you can add your
project using the link below.
Thanks for joining us - we can't wait to see what you make!

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

October Spotlight

Hello Everyone, Rene here
with the October Spotlight 
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 all your beautiful or sometimes scary projects!!
All of you are winners, and you never make it easy,
 but we had to pick a few.
Here they are:

 
 The first spotlight falls on
#12 Mervi



 The second spotlight falls on
#35 Kleido
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 The third spotlight falls on
#42 Laine



 The fourth spotlight falls on
#52 Jo


The fifth spotlight falls on
 #89 Birgit


 The sixth spotlight falls on
#128 Bonnie Garby



 The seventh spotlight falls on
 #222 Monika Reeck


 The eighth spotlight falls on
#238 Majtolina
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We've decided to pick a few interesting extras as Bonus Spotlights:

 The Bonus spotlight #1 falls on
#53 Katie Tate



 The Bonus spotlight #2 falls on
#74 Ellapu 




The Bonus spotlight #3 falls on
#134 Amanda A


  
The Bonus spotlight #4 falls on
#152 Coops 



  The Bonus spotlight #5 falls on
#229 Beth F



The Bonus spotlight #6 falls on
#271 Katrina Bufton




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:
The Monthly Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Frosty Snowman

Good morning to all our Crafty friends and followers its Carole here today to launch our new weekly challenge. Our theme for this week is Frosty Snowman. I think that this is a fabulous theme and snowmen are one of my own favourite Christmas images. The Stamping Boutique, who are our sponsors this week, have some great images if you need one, but I know there are lots of fab snowman images all over Blog land at present. So get Snowman crafting everyone and enjoy entering our challenge.

Our great Design Team have all been busy creating some frosty inspiration for you. In addition we have three amazing Guest Designers who have made some wonderful cards to inspire us all. Well done ladies.

Our Sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique who are giving the winner a very generous prize.





Prize - choice of 2 single images


Carole= Snowman Friends



 

 Maureen -Snowman Sign  



DorisMini Snowman

Kristina - Papermania Noel Stamps Set



Guest Designers

Suzy (Ike) from  Ike's World



Hi there – I am Ike . I live in Greece now and have a passion for kitties. I have 6 house cats and several interlopers that I feed at the windows. This number grows all the time as the kitty telegraph goes around…. I think it’s up to 16 now  !!
I have always been interested in anything ‘arty’ and I dabble in all sorts of art and crafts. I started my IKE;s ART website about 2 years ago when someone asked me if I drew digital stamps.  I draw anything from cute and cuddly to the more macabre and quite often do special requests.
I started my Ike's World Blog about 3 years ago and now run a Challenge Blog – Ike's World Challenges and also have an IKE's ART FaceBook Fan Page. I have plenty of digi stamp Freebies lurking on the Blog and FB page if you would like to snag some (shameless plug)  :-D
  



Kathy from The Crafty Nurse


Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now southeast in Virginia. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for crafting, mostly card making, but I enjoy art journaling, scrapbooking and art projects. I currently belong to the design teams of A Day For Daisies, Brown Sugar Challenges, Cards in Envy, Creative Vision, Repeat Impressions, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Sketch Saturday, and Technique Junkies. I am married 20+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.


Claire from Claire's Crafty Creations
I'm really excited to be joining the talented team at Crafting by Designs as a Guest Designer, what an honour ! I've been stamping for about 8 years now and when I'm not at work I can usually be found playing with ink and stamps. I don't really have a style as I love everything from cute to shabby chic but I do love to make a scene (lol). Its so satisfying to start with some white card and create a little 'world' with stamps. I live in the North East of the UK and work full time for a small charity so I don't get as much time to craft as I'd like. 

I hope you all enjoy our Frosty Snowman Challenge
this week and you all find the time to enter . 

To enter, just add your link below. Remember to link to your project and not your blog. This challenge is open until the 17th November  and please remember to follow the rules:  no more than 3 entries per person, the project must be made by you and posted on your blog during the period of this challenge.  
                          
               

Thanks for playing along with us!
Carole and the Crafting by Designs Team