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Friday, 19 May 2017

Christmas Already?

Good Morning,
Time for a brand new challenge at  CRAFT and this week it’s our usual

Christmas Challenge
Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Sponsor: Pink Gem Designs

For my DT card this week I chose



The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from Claire Tale’s Kraft Christmas Collection -here

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges….

Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations M, 3E  Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise M, 2nd Tues, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #40 - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 2W, C15, E3 - #6 - Anything Christmas Goes (Week 1)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Aussie Digital Artists Open Challenge (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) May - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) May -  Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter card,THEME IS OPTIONAL Anything Christmas/Holiday / Optional theme: Photo Challenge* (W2 of 2)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas  Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Include a Tree or More than 1

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Birthday Girl

Good Morning,
We have a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers.
This fortnight our theme is ……
Girls’ Birthday
Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is

For my card I used  Jr Hatter Rosalind


The papers are from the Nitwit Collection Gone Camping
The ‘Go Wild sentiment is from the collection and the other sentiment was made using a graphics program on the PC.
The image as always was coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges….
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #20 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - #188 Add a Sentiment (Week 2)

Great Impressions - M, 1E, Winner + Top Picks - May - Feminine 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Birthday Blog Hop at CRAFT Challenge


 

Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 8 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with several Guest Designers who join us for a month or a week at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.


The 1st sponsor on my blog is The Cutting Cafe.
The Cutting Cafe

The 2nd sponsor on my blog is Doctor Digi House of Stamps.

And you have a chance of winning 3 sets of choice from The Cutting Cafe  or 2 digital stamps of choice from Doctor Digi House of Stamps  by adding your name to the Inlinkz at the end of this post. (2 winners on this blog!)


How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop, Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 17th of May 2017.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

The rules this year are very simple:

1.      Make a project for this challenge and your entry will be put in the random draw for the prize by Sweet n Sassy.
2.      Visit the blogs of our DT and enter into their Inlinkz to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.
3.      The Top3 will again be chosen as every week as well.
4.      No sentences hunting this year I'm afraid.


You should have come here from Myrna’s blog and as you can see your next stop is Susan's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project for this week, hope you like it.







And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)
Sheryl (you are here now)
CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)

Your next stop is Susan's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.
I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges ...
A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Chraft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge (M, P1, E3, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) May - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #114 Anything Goes + Option: For the Girls / Mother's Day
Creative Sketchy Girls (M, P20) #11 Butterflies and/or Flowers
Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #340 Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination - W, F - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Masculine (Week 3 of 3 weeks)

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Box or Container at 613 Avenue Create

Good morning,
                      There is a brand new challenge over at

This month it’s Anything Goes  - optional twist – Create a Box or Container



For my project this month I decided to make a self closing gift box.
I’ve wanted to make one of these for ages and found this easy to follow tutorial by Linda Parker on You Tube - here.
Thank you Linda for such fab tutorial.

  
The papers are from Frou Frou Designs Anemone Collection - here
I used a Tonic border punch, memory box swirl die, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and lace from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges….

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Decoupage it at CRAFT Challenge

Good Morning,
Time for a brand new challenge at   CRAFT and this week it’s a technical challenge…  

3D decoupage
Our fabulous sponsor this week is




For my card I used Drummer
To create the decoupage effect I coloured the drum section twice and fussy cut them to layer up, hopefully giving the effect that he is actually sitting behind the drums.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from a Katie Pertiet Collection called StarsnStripes which appears to be no longer available.
The sentiment was made on the computer.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ….
Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #340 Always Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash W, C13 - #301 Back To Basics (ditch the dies and fussy cut something)
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - M 1st Monday, E2, SIO - Always Anything Goes


One Layer at I Love Promarkers

Good Morning,
I am so late with this post due to the fact that I am crafting for two family weddings within the space of 5 weeks of each other. The first one is in 4 weeks.
We have a new challenge over at I love Promarkers this fortnight.
One Layer Card
Our fabulous sponsor is the fabulous
For my Dt card I chose ‘Cheers Dude’


The image was coloured with Promarkers and the border and sentiment were created on the PC.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges….

Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #340 Always Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2)

Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #121 - CAS

A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
Crafts and Me (M, P1, SIO) May - Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) May - Always Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Curiouser and Curiouser

Good Morning,
Time for a brand new challenge at  CRAFT and this week we would like you to be….

Inspired by a Book

Our fabulous sponsors this week are




To create the key, I use a cutting file from Forever memories for you - here
The papers are from an Alice in Wonderland set but I can’t remember where they were from.
The images are coloured with Promarkers as always.
The brad is from my stash and the sentiment was made on the PC
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ……

Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #340 Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)

Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #120 - Anything Goes

Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #116 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Spring (Week 2 of 2)

Paper Shelter Challenge - W, 3E, SIO – Birthday
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #17 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Christmas in April at Craft Challenge

Good Morning,
Time for a brand new challenge at   CRAFT and as it’s the third Thursday of the month it’s our usual  

Christmas Challenge

Our fabulous sponsor this week is



For my Christmas tag, I used ‘Memories Are Made’
This is such a versatile stamp because it can be used inside a card, or as a focal point on the front of a card or tag as I have used it.

I used a go kreate large tag die and cut the tag from chip board – I save the pieces that come in paper packs to use for these projects.
The paper is from Michelle Roo’s Winter Frost Collection
The lace & tulle are from my stash.
I collected the mini pine cones on a walk and glittered those and the Wild Orchid Roses with Tonic glitter.
The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The snowflakes were cut using memory box and Joy Design Die.
I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges….
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas  #319 Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Snowman
A Snowflakes Promise M, 2nd Tues, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #39 - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 2W, JFF, C15, E3 - #4 - Anything Christmas Goes (Week 1)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - M, 2nd Wed 2E, Anything Goes for Christmas
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes 


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers

Good Morning,
Welcome to another challenge at  I Love Promarkers.
This fortnight’s theme is…
Anything Goes
Our fantastic sponsor for this challenge is
For my DT card I chose Bundles of Joy



It’s my best friend’s birthday soon and as she spends a lot of time looking after her little grandchildren I thought this stamp was perfect for her.
Her family think she is a super nan, so the sentiment used as the stopper on the easel card was made on the PC.
I used the following sketch from Allsorts Challenge  for the design of my card.


The image was of course coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from my stash and I can’t remember where they are from.
The flowers were made using Sue Wilson’s Striped Nasturtiums dies.
He ribbon and gems are also from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…… 
Allsorts  W,3E  #410 –Sketch
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 - One for the Girls  (W1 of 2) 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
 A Gem of a Challenge  2W Ribbon and or Lace  (Week 1 of 2)
Color Inspiration Monday - W, hand colored images (a weekly Top 3, a monthly prize) - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes