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Monday, 9 April 2018

#209 Water

Josephine is hosting today's challenge, Water

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Water theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Josephine

I've used stamps from Creative Stamping magazine, along with a sentiment from Creative Expressions for my image which I coloured with pencils. The background uses more stamps with Distress and Versacolor inks. The insert adds Whatever the Weather to the sentiment.

Jackie

My card uses a die for the white background over a blue mat and a heartfelt creations stamp, cut out and coloured with promarkers.

Judy

I used a old rubber stamp from my collection by Stamps Happen, Inc called Mother and Son. I coloured the image with watercolours and added a computer generate sentiment along with watercoloured hearts and a ribbon to complete the card.

Angela

For this card I've used a Michael Powell stamp and coloured it using watercolour pencils. The background was stamped using a Carabelle stamp and the card was finished with die cut images and a text stamp. Happy crafting , Angela xXx

I've used a topper & patterned card from Kanban, assorted paper flowers, some die cut foliage and a computer printed sentiment. I finished with a die cut butterfly & some faux pearls.

Valérie
 For this challenge I used Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. He lives in the deep water from the Loch. I colored it with Copics an added the water in black because the Loch is dark. A very clean and simple card.

I chose to create an underwater theme project. I altered an old wooden base into a mixed media canvas.I made it using some Lindy's sprays, texture paste and acrylic paints. I used stencil from iCraft. Added some foliage, leaf die cut, colored cheese cloth and loads of sea shells. Please click on my name above, to see an easy and step by step tutorial for making this mixed media canvas. Happy Crafting.

 Mary

I decoupaged an image from Hunkydory's Little Square Book of Manly Moments matting it onto navy mirri and white card and adding a sentiment using black peel offs.

Glenda

Image from Sheepski Designs, coloured with Copics and the sentiment designed on Word.

Marlene

The image is from Star Stampz called Rain, coloured her with Promarkers, the Sentiment is made with Paint.com

Margaret

For my card I created the 'water' background with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, the 'seaweed' with the Garland Thread Die by Altenew and, as I had no suitable stamps, the 'fish' is an image found on the net. Used a few sticky back pearls for the air bubbles and the sentiment is computer generated. For all the details, please see my blog. Have a lovely day!

Julie

I have used Scruffy Little Kitten CD from Crafters Companion.

 Lin
I have used a combination of stamping, diecuts and paper clay moulds to create my underwater scene. Please see my blog for details

Kimx

My Granddaughter Emma is moving up to the next level in her swimming lessons which means a new teacher, so this is to say thank you to her old one.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!


#208 Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs, Winner and Top ‘6’

Kim hosted our 'Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-



81 Auntie Sue's Craft Cavern


and her top 5 are



Kim had a really hard time whittling it down to 5 so she has a Top 6 this week!

33 Julie


41 Papierkunst


54 Hazel (Didos)


61 Christysugiarto


82 Claudia


91 ArtCardBox


Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.






Monday, 26 March 2018

#208 Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs


Before we get to today's challenge I am delighted to introduce you to three new team members and a previous team member who has returned to us!

First our Returnee, Julie

Hello I'm Julie, I have been married to Rob for 40 years, we have two grown up children and four gorgeous Grandchildren, we live on the Isle of Wight,
Nine years ago I became ill, and I had a breakdown, for a couple of months I couldn't be interested in doing anything at all, but a little later I started to do painting by numbers and really enjoyed it, a friend told me about a craft program on TV and that open a whole new world to me and I haven't looked back since. I absolutely love papercrafting it is my world, every day at some time and another you will find me in my craft room, I started with CDs and have progressed so much since then, I love working within a team and learn so much from everyone and all the inspiration I learn from everywhere.

and now to introduce you to the three new ladies

Jo


Hi, I'm Jo.....I love crafting, cats & cakes......not necessarily in that order lol!
My go-to craft is papercraft but I love to sew, bake & crochet too.

I share my craft room (and stash) with my daughter.......she's so messy lol!I'm so chuffed to be joining the Crafty Cardmakers DT......thanks so much Lin for inviting me, I'm looking forward to meeting the team & I can't wait to get started


Valérie

Hello! My name is Valérie, I am 37 years old and I live in Switzerland with my husband Benjamin and my three guinea pigs Jinxie, Ayla and Vaila. I work part-time at a law firm as an all-rounder but my real passion is cardmaking and scrapbooking. My style is clean and simple and I love cute stamps. I started with scrapbooking and making mini albums in 2007 and started my blog in 2010. I design for Scraphouse (a Swiss scrapbooking store) and several challenge blogs. When I don't craft I love reading, fashion and travelling.

Dr. Monika

Hello Everyone, My name is Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla and I live in Delhi, India. I love my family - my husband and 2 year old son, they bring me joy and new ideas for my projects. I worked at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, while my Doctoral research and now crafter by profession. Irony it may seem but yes that’s how life works. My world revolves around my son and husband. I am full time homemaker who is working on her dream of opening her own craft studio.

I love making cards, scrapbooks, layout, mini albums, mixed media, 3D projects and Off the Page” creations. I am inspired by Tim Holtz, Anna Dabrowska, Jennifer MacGuire, Marta Lapkowska, Keren Tameer, Ola Khomenok and everyone out there who work with so much passion and love. I feel excited to make art piece which brings me satisfaction and a different level of happiness from my home-based craft boutique “UrooCreations”. I love to do workshop and video tutorials to spread, express and learn.

I always look to create from my heart and soul! Try not to repeat myself.
I love to be a part of Crafty Cardmakers Team;

It will be a great opportunity for me. As I have many interests and want to explore this creative world by joining some amazing challenges. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge is a place full of creative ideas and awesome crafters all around the world. I love to make new crafty friends and get inspire by them. Looking forward to inspire and create amazing projects together. I will put my best effort to make this wonderful place full of creative ideas and inspirations.

I am sure the ladies would be thrilled if you would click on their names and pay their blogs a visit and leave them some love, and in the meantime:

Kim is hosting today's challenge, Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

Kim

I chose a card that I made using a fabulous decorated bunny designed by Jane Gill. I coloured it using a combination of Distress Oxides and Gelly Roll pens.

Josephine

Two little rabbits and various papers from the Crafter's Companion Everyday in Moonbeam Meadow CDRom for my husband or our anniversary. The background was assembled in Photoshop Elements.

Mary

I used several pages of the same image from Hunkydory's Little Book of Springtime moments to decoupage this picture and added ribbon and a peel off.

Judy

My Easter card was made with a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and a rubber stamp by Whispers. I coloured my stamp with Copic Markers, Wink of Stella and Diamond Glaze. To complete the card I added a glitter ribbon, ribbon and a sentiment.

Glenda

I choose bunnies for my theme and are they not an adorable couple! The stamp is a Stampavie clear stamp called Vintage Bunnies. See my blog for more details.

Lin

My Bunnies are a lovely image from Delicious Doodles called Away with the Bunnies! I coloured it with a combination of Zig Clean Color Pens and Neocolor iis. But mostly the Zig colors. Please see my blog for more details

Marlene

I chose Bunnies for my theme. This is a Tina Wenke Stamp called Rabbit in Watering Can, I thought it was so cute in amongst the Tulips

Maike

I also chose bunnies for my theme with these cuties by Gerda Steiner Designs. The images are great for Easter cards as well, but I had this particular idea in my head for soo long I thought it was high time to finally create the card :o)

Angela

I chose a bunny too though he might be a hare actually. Created this with my own Masterboard and included various stamps and Distress Oxides. If you click on my name above it will take you to a tutorial for making this card. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Julie

I have chose bunnies too, Die is Creative Expressions, It is one of Sue Wilson's
Julie xxx

Jackie

My exploding box has bunnies, chicks AND eggs! I made it using some images from a serif digi kit and papers from my stash. The chicks came from The Works...

Valérie

When I saw the theme I knew that I wanted my bunny to hop over the Easter eggs. I used this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I coloured my images with Copics with colours matching my patterned paper. I added a grass border and 3D foam pads for more interest. I stamped my sentiment using a stamp set from Reverse Confetti. And “voilà” a cute and colourful Easter card.

Margaret
I decided to go with the Eggs.  I simply drew an egg shape, cut them out in chipboard and then covered them with DP.  Added a doily, and some gauze underneath and then the leaves and flowers which were lightly sprinkled with glitter.  The sentiment was computer generated and simply mounted on a piece of chipboard.

Dr. Monika
I decided to make a handmade card with full of spring colors, flowers and weeds. I made this card using some Lindy's spray, Mont Marte acrylic paints, Tim Holtz idea-Ology clipping stickers, leaves and weeds die cuts, natural brown hemp twine, miniature eggs, cheese cloth and other supplies from my stash. Hope you love it too as much as I do.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

#207 Go Green, Winner and Top 5

Judy hosted our 'Go Green' challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-




29 Jennifer


and her top 5 are




10 Monica

16 Pinky


31 Margaret A
35 Stempelfrida

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.