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Monday, 28 October 2013

#103 Monochromatic Purple

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Fiona, who has chosen the theme of Purple.

As purple is Fiona's favourite colour, she would like to see cards/projects that are all or mostly purple. Hair/skin colours are also allowed.


Please ensure that your creation is only in shades of purple plus hair and skin colours in order to qualify for the winner or top 5 slot.


PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 


We are sponsored by

DI'S DIGISTAMPS
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.

I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.


This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art.
Long may it continue! 

and


HOBBY ART
with this fabulous prize:-

A beautiful sheet of clear stamps


and a gorgeous wood mounted stamp



As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.

Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 


We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.

  
Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X 

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Fiona

For my card I have used a stamp from The Greeting Farm which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. I have printed my papers from the Crafters Companion SWALK cd. I have used a Marianne Designs Lace Border die and embellishments from my stash.

Sharon

 
I've used a Marianne die to cut the fan from deep purple card and a pale lilac pearlescent paper. The tassel and flower were coloured purple using alcohol ink. Purple gems add a hint of sparkle.

Envelope for money
 
Josephine
Made for a colleague for her parents, I've used a computer-generated sentiment and die cuts from various manufacturers including some Sizzix Susan's Garden dies for the flowers.

Yvonne
A simple layered card, using a selection of  card and papers which was quick and easy to make.

Cindy
A little grey board hanger decorated with embossing, grungepaper and card flowers and a fusible film butterfly.

Marie
 
 


I was going to sit this challenge out as purple is not my color of choice but since a few years I had a pad from Panduro with purple/lilac and turquoise designer papers. I was in a turquoise period, so when this challenge came up I decided to use some of all the purple papers left and make a few more Christmas cards using left overs of ribbon, designer papers and gem stones. The ornament dies did I buy last year but never got a round to use. The "God Jul" dies is Merry Christmas in Swedish and comes from ROX stamps.

Suze
This is a 6x6" card. The large butterfly stamp is by Stampin Up, stamped with Versamark and clear embossed onto some SU cardstock. I then die cut it with an SU framelit and matted onto a white embossed layer and some DP. The sentiment is Personal Impressions.

Julie
My Project his time is a door hanger, decorated with acrylic paint and heat embossed to give a crackle effect.  I then stamped with Fairies and stars and added a few embellishments from my stash.

Carole
I have made a 60th Birthday Card this time, using Crafter's Companion embossing folders, fabric flowers and my trusty Spellbinders.

Rebecca
For my one layer Christmas card I've stamped a snowflake and then add lots of gems and a simple sentiment.

Viv
A relatively quick and easy card using stamps, embossing powders and distress inks.

Kimx
 
My card for this challenge has been made using a fabulous Bordered Poppy stamp and Sentments from our sponsor Hobby Art. I have coloured it using Watercolour Pearlex in several different shades of purple. 

Tracey
 
For my card I used Gypsy coloured ink and stamp set 'Happy Autumn' from CTMH. I did a 2-step stamping method to make the small roses. After fussy cutting them out, I used 3D foam tape to attach them by the stem. My papers are from Color-bok and HOTP. 
 
I made a storage tin from an old Peanut tin. More details on my blog.

 
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LIN W

#102 Shabby Chic Winners and Top 5

Betty CH was the hostess for our Shabby Chic
challenge and she has chosen her Winners/Top 5 as follows:-
 
WITH A PRIZE OF 5 DIGIS FROM THEIR STORE
 
 
 
And also by
with this fabulous prize:-

 
and Betty's Top 5 in order of entry are:-
 
 

10 Julie P
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winners have until 10th November to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.


Don’t forget to call back at later for our next challenge





Monday, 14 October 2013

#102 Shabby Chic

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by BettyC, who has chosen the theme 'Shabby Chic'

Sorry if you were expecting this at 12 noon, I have been experiencing difficulties my end.

BettyC would like to see any creation, scrapbook page, altered art, card that is 'shabby chic'


PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 

We are sponsored by

 MILK COFFEE DIGITAL STAMPS
WITH A PRIZE OF 5 DIGIS FROM THEIR STORE
Milk Coffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialising in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize at a big enough size for your project. We have many different image styles; sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many other varied themes so they can fit many different crafting styles.

And also by
with this fabulous prize:-

Whooops forgot this earlier!

Two fabulous Wood Mounted Stamps

Sweet Pea Garden
 and Springtime Wishes


Sir Stampalot is a retail shop and online website that specialises in stamps, die cutting and paper-crafting goodies.  We try to offer exceptional delivery times on your orders as well as keeping our stock fresh, new and exciting!  Our dedicated team of card makers means we have a wonderful, inspirational online card gallery with many more cards still to upload!  Sir Stampalot ships internationally as well as domestic so why not check us out if you haven’t already – www.sirstampalot.co.uk.
Happy Crafting!

As you will see below the team has some quite different interpretations as to what 'shabby chic' is...... so don't be shy, show us your interpretation.

 
I have used image from Magnolia Tilda , Die cut/Punch from Cherry Lynn; Martha Steward

Viv
I altered this house shaped shadow box, painting and distressing the outside and using vintage and shabby elements from my stash.

Sharon
I have used Marianne dies to cut the birdcage, bird and the pretty corner in the background paper. The card base and birdcage were cut from kraft card then smooshed over with Picket Fence Distress Stains. A pretty muted background paper, bow, pearls, flowers and a key charm painted over with the Distress Stains completes the vintage shabby chic look.

This theme is one of my favorite styles of crafting. Patterned papers torn and shaded, with some trimmings help make up the background for this Crafty Individuals stamped image.


VANIA
I've used a in image from our sponsor, Milk Coffee, and teamed it with a digital paper from Panda Bear Designs. I gently sanded the paper, giving it a slightly 'scratched' appearance, added a lace frame and some flowers.

My take on Shabby Chic which is a first for me.  My image is LOTV Mermaids and First Edition papers which have been distressed with a Tim Holtz tool and Distress Ink.

Suze
Is it possible to have "Clean and Simple Shabby Chic"!? Well I've combined the two styles and although my card is still quite CAS, I think it is still pretty and feminine.
The dress form stamp is Kaisercraft. I distressed the edges of the tag and added the seam binding bow, then mounted onto the DP panel which has nice sparkly flower centres.

Carole
I have used an image from our sponsors, Milk Coffee, called 'Tiffany Diva', coloured with Promarkers. I used acrylic paint to create the background.

Cindy
This is an altered mirror, covered with papers and then decorated with texture pastes, die cuts, paints, and ink

Тo make this vintage cooking book you need some templates from spellbinders, lace, designer's papers, small items for decoration and image of the Chef :)

I don't normally do shabby chic, so this was a bit out of my comfort zone.  I used some papers and embellishments from my stash, some ribbon I bought because I loved it  (even though I didn't know what to do with it), and a stamp from Crafty Individuals.

I used some wonderful papers from Maja Design called Sofiero that is a wonderful garden and castle here in Sweden. All the papers are inspired by the gardens there. Now, you don't see that much of them on my card as I have white washed them with some gesso and water. After that I used some Frantage silver and white to make it even more shabby and to look more worn.

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