Thursday, 25 September 2014

Charisma Cardz 'anything but a card' Challenge

Good Morning,
It is with a sad heart I post this morning, as Carlyann owner over at Charisma Cardz has made the hard decision to close down the Charisma Challenge blog (sob) So this will be my last post on this brilliant DT. 
The last challenge starts today and is 'Anything but a card'. We have some great sponsors as usual
Sponsor one:

All Dressed Up
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.
Sponsor Two:

I decided to make a wall hanging. It was originally meant for my daughter's bedroom but I like it so much I have decided to keep it in my craftroom and I will make a second one for my daughter.
I have used a template from Sandra's scrapshop. Sandra has some fantastic templates at very reasonable prices so pop on over and take a look.
I have used the Bow Card template but not actually made it into a card so I just left that part out.

I love this template, it can be used for so many different occassions I am sure you guys will see this popping up quite a few times in my posts.
template from Sandra's Scrapshop
Papers are digital from Sassy Designs Ltd
Rachelle Anne Miller Cd rom from Crafter's companion
flowers, ribbon and butterflies from my stash
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for the last challenge over at Charisma

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Crafting Musketeer's - 'Use Buttons' challenge

Happy Tuesday folks,
I am here today to show you a DT make for Crafting Musketeers. The challenge this month is to 'use buttons'. So we want to see all those projects showing off your gorgeous buttons.
The sponsor this month is Helz Cuppleditch. The prize on offer is lots of Christmas crafting goodies for the lucky winner.
Here is what you could win

Helz Cuppleditch supplied the DT with some digis specially designed for us to use on this particular challenge, You will not see these anywhere else just yet.
I have chosen to work with this cute guy
This is what I made

Image from Helz Cuppleditch
coloured with Spectrum Noirs
Papers from K & Co 
Die'sire embossing folder 8x8 
sand it tool
glossy accents

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you joining in over at the challenge blog

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Charisma Cardz - Lace and Pearls challenge

Good Morning bloggers,
Today see's a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz. The challenge this fortnight is lace and pearls.
We have some fab sponsors for this challenge,

Prize one:
Sassy Studio Designs is a fresh new company. We have been designing and selling for a year now, and we have been kindly received into the community of digi stampers and crafters. I started designing images shortly after I started stamping, reason being...I didn't hardly like anything else out there I was a young adult woman at the time I was engaged, had no kids, I wanted fun sexy images that I would enjoy using and my friends and hubby would enjoy receiving. I designed images for 2 other digi stamp companies when my wonderful hubby kept trying to get me to go out on my own. So in June 2009 thanks to the few faithful followers I had, Sassy Studio Designs was born!  It has been a wonderful journey starting my own store. We have just grown so much these past months.I still try to keep "
Lindsay Dyer: keep with my original philosophy and reason for designing stamps, make them fun and keep them sassy...and yes sometimes even sexy!
One Lucky Crafter winner will get to pick 4 of the beautiful digi's as this fortnights prize!
prize two:
Kenny K's is a fab online digi shop
 with fun upbeat digi's for all your crafting needs!
Prize Three:
Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US with worldwide shipping. We specialize in rubber stamps carrying many different companies including: Magnolia, Whimsy Stamps, Saturated Canary, High Hopes Rubber Stamps and more. We offer free shipping on US orders of $65 or more. 
Dont forget to pop over to the challenge blog to check out the fab inspiration by my fellow DT members.
Here is what I have made, I have used a digi from Sassy Studio design.

Backing card from Kanban - snowstorm 
snowflake cut on my silhuette
sentiment die free from papercraft essentials
pearls and lace from my stash
embossing folder from Jennifer Ellory free with Cardmaking and Papercraft
Co'ordinations from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over on the challenge blog

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Seemacrafts Autumn challenge

Good Morning crafters,
I am very late with this post as the new challenge over at Seemacrafts started on the 1st September but due to illness I am only just getting around to blogging my make for the challenge.
The challenge theme is Autumn this month so we want to see all those browns, yellows, oranges etc.
The winner will receive digis from Seema's collection which can be found HERE

On to what I made, I wanted to do something a little different so I made a tag rather than a card

I have used Seema's digi 'puddle girl' and the 'autumn' wording. I enjoyed colouring this image lots.
The papers where a freebie from a magazine and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over on the challenge blog