Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Get Ready for Christmas - May 2017 Edition

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring challenge.
Our theme for this challenge is
Get Ready for Christmas
Christmas is only... 30 weeks till Christmas, we better get ready. Every style is welcomed as long as you follow thrules.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is
The awesome prize is the winners choice  2 digi images
These are some creations of our awesome Design Team:
Carole -Merry and Bright 

Julia - Christmas Star


We have a wonderful Guest Designer for this challenge
Suzanne from I Luv Stamping Too

Hi, my name is Suzanne Reynolds (iluvscrapping2) and I am originally from Buffalo, New York; however moved to the Sunshine State of Arizona eleven years ago. Papercrafting was not new to me; but with retirement almost five years ago I really stepped up it up primarily in card making. My style and creativity came from entering the many different challenges, rewarded with invites as a Guest Designer, and currently Design Team Member of several challenges … I found my new niche. Thank you Crafting By Designs for honoring me as a Guest Designer for your Challenge.

Awesome inspiration for this challenge! Well it's over to you now to get crafty and share your amazing projects with us. Don't forget to check out the Designers and Guest designers and leave some love.
A reminder of a few rules for this challenge, which ends May  30th, link to your post not to your blog, no back dating and you can only enter three creations.

Happy Crafting!





  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

You're So Special!


Hello Everyone, Rene here with a challenge!
The theme this time is:
 You're So Special
Make something for that special person in your life.
Show your appreciation for a friend or someone that 
needs encouragement, who needs some TLC.
Or treat yourself. Remember, You are special too!

Our very special sponsor this time is Alicia Bel, 
She has so many fabulous and fun images.

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

Our DT had some lovely images to create our special projects.

Enjoy the inspiration!

CraftyGirl - Willy Wonka





We also have a real special Guest Designer
showing us her skill and creativity

Hi!  My name is Debi and I'm so happy to be Guest Designing for Crafting by Designs.  I've been making cards for about 10 years and 5 years ago I started my blog, Thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com .   I wanted to be able to enter challenges and maybe join a design team.  When it comes to card making, fancy folds are my favorites. When I'm not wearing the marks off my paper cutter (I'm on my 5th one!), you may find me baking, reading, attending my grandsons' sporting events, and, in the evening, the crochet hook keeps my hands busy as I watch/listen to TV with my wonderful husband of 35 years.
The card I am sharing with you today is a very special one for a very special person in my life, my Godmother.  She recently celebrated her 90th birthday.  Found on pinterest, there was no tutorial or name for this particular card fold.  I ruined several sheets of paper before I got the measurements to work.  I used several dies, a few cricut cuts, a stamp that was a magazine freebie, dry embossed the numbers, heat embossed the sentiment, added pearls here and there and finished it off with a bow.  I'm sure Catherine will love it!


Now it is over to you to show us something special!
You have until 23 May 2017 to add your project.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Spotlight #120 - Fantasy

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight #120
featuring the DT favorites from the
 Fantasy challenge.

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
#2 Annemis from Annemis



The second spotlight falls on
#10 Laney from Laney's Place



 The third spotlight falls on
#17 Margreet from Margaret's Scrapcards




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

and Instagram 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 Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Friday, May 19, 2017

Winner - Fantasy challenge

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the
Fantasy challenge.  I'm so glad we use
Random.org to pick winners because there were 
some fantastic projects entered into this challenge!

A great big THANK YOU to our sponsor


Our winner this week is #13 Julie from Crafted by Jules

Julie has won her choice of 3 digi stamps from 

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to 
everyone who played along with us!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spotlight #119 - Merry Little Christmas

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with Spotlight # 119
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
#3 Nancy from My Creations
 

 The second spotlight falls on
#10 Gail L from Lacey Lassy



 The third spotlight falls on
#31 Marlene from Cards made by Marlene




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
and Instagram 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 Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Fantasy

Hi Everyone, Rene here with a fun and fabulous challenge:
Fantasy

I share my birthday with Hans Christian Anderson, writer of fairy tales! I've always loved stories, especially fairy tales and fantasy. The world of the imagination holds a fascination for me. Fairies and mermaids and other fantastical creatures intrigue me. I still love to read and now it is more adult fantasy, the worlds created by J.R.R Tolkien, Terri Pratchet and many other writers I must still explore.

Before I get totally carried away, let me introduce you to our magnificent sponsor this week:
Nikki Burnette.  Her amazing art is just a pleasure to work with and create new wonderful projects.

Nikki Burnette is a fantasy artist who paints all sorts of fantastical creatures in watercolor. Fantasy art is where her heart lies. She loves being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends. Nikki sells my original paintings as well as a wide range of different products that she creates in her studio.  All her artwork and drawings are original designs

Prize - winner choice of 3 digi images

Fantastic!
Let's introduce the fabulous DT Girls who had fun
creating some unreal pieces of art using Nikki's stunning images:

 Julia - Mermaid Stamp

Isobel - wolf Fantasy 

CraftyGirl - Dryad Stag Stamp Laina

Dora - Adeline
    
Rene - Fairy

We are also joined by some talented and inspiring Guest Designers

Caroline from Caroline's Scrapfun
My name is Caroline Harmsel, age 56. I already started I think 15 years ago with card making. Started with decoupage and then added embroidery on cards, but the last 8 years only scrap cards and colouring with my Copics. Which I love a lot. Nothing so relaxing as an evening colouring.
I lived my whole life in The Netherlands but 5 years ago my life took a drastic change. I lost my husband and my job and had to think my life over again. I decided to move to Egypt, because that was the land I loved a lot and also went always on holiday there. So three years ago, I packed my (hobby)stuff and moved to Egypt.  I'm currently living in Luxor, West-Bank, Egypt in a small village with my little chihuahua boy Jack. And I'm very happy here.  The only thing is, you can't buy anything for your hobby in Egypt. So every year when I go to Holland to visit my family and friends, when I come back, my suitcases are packed with new hobby stuff. But it does save you a lot of money! Lol! So that's a little bit about me. Thanks Team for inviting me for a Guest Designer place.


Vickie from HeARTful Stamper
My husband and I live on a farm in northwest Missouri. We have four kids and eight grandkids, which means a lot of photos to scrapbook.  I started scrapbooking in 1996 when I knew there would soon be an "empty nest." I was a reading teacher, but when I retired 11 years ago, I started crafting nearly full time and teaching adult-ed crafting classes at a local high school, scrapbook store, and with Close To My Heart workshops. Once I discovered the joy of making and giving cards, that became a serious passion. I've met some amazing ladies when I've been on three design teams and when I sell my crafts at local craft fairs.  My goal has been to encourage others to have a ministry of encouragement by sending cards and giving scripture crafts. 


Now it is over to you!
Show us your interpretation of Fantasy.
Keep in mind that our blog is child friendly.
We will have to remove your entry if it doesn't comply to that.
Most important, have Fantastic Fabulous Fun!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Winner - Get Ready for Christmas, April edition

Hi everyone, Doris here with the winner of the

A great big THANK YOU goes to our sponsor

Our winner this week is #18 Janie R from

Janie has won her choice of 3 images from the
Drawn by Krista Etsy shop.

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone
who played along with us especially our Guest Designers!


Saturday, May 6, 2017

April Spotlight

Hello Everyone, Doris here
with April Spotlight 
featuring the DT favorites from the
 April Anything Goes challenge.

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
#50 Mia Puh from My Creative Corner


 The second spotlight falls on
#62 Caz from Bunny Bits n Bobs




 The third spotlight falls on
#34 Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations


The fourth spotlight falls on
#11 Sherry from Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads


And the fifth and final spotlight falls on
#51 Patty from Hap Scrappy


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

and Instagram 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 Spotlight is a Just for Fun way of giving recognition to our loyal entrants/followers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May Anything Goes!

   Hi everyone, Doris here with one of our favorite challenges
Anything Goes - May edition!
We love the Anything Goes challenge because we see
all kinds of projects, from fancy to clean and simple.  Remember,
your project doesn't have to be a card - anything craft related is eligible
and we LOVE to see those different types of projects.

This month we have TWO sponsors and our Design Team
had a ton of fun working with their images.  

First up is
Prize - winner choice of 4 digi images


Julia - BUGGIRRAFFE3


CraftyGirl - BUGBIRD01  

With Wobble Action!

 We're super excited to welcome a new sponsor, and PLEASE
stop by their shop and check out all their fabulous products,
you won't be disappointed!

Sparkle N Sprinkle has been in business for over 20 years, with a huge following. Our popular Youtube channel features a new technique video every week! In 2017 we initiated exciting changes to the company which have been well received. In addition to an eclectic mix of digital and rubber stamps, we offer hundreds of other fine products for your crafting pleasure.
Prize - $15 gift certificate

Isobel ...   rustic flowers

Rene - April Showers


Sharon - Country Flowers
(Oops! I had a little accident with my Wink of Stella! Better card coming soon!)


We're also excited to have 4 fantastic Guest Designers join us  

  Danielle from D's Crafty Connection    
I live in the beautiful state of Montana.  I have two amazing children - a son (23) 
and daughter (17).  I'm a Certified Public Accountant by day but a passionate papercrafter 
by night.  I've been making cards for about 5 years and have been very
honored to have been on several design teams over the  years.  I'm
currently a designer for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I have an addiction
to patterned papers.  I love cute and whimsical images.  My style is
usually fun with bright colors and kind of clean but with lots of
layers - but I love to try all kinds of different things every once in a while.

Thanks so much for having me as a guest designer :o)  Hugs! Danielle



Rebecca from Scrappin with LUV
Hi, I'm Rebecca Wong from Malaysia.
I started by scrapping journey back in May 2013, and i'm actually inspired by one of my friend via FB.  I'm married and i worked full time as customer service executive in a coy, and the only time i can sit in my scrappy room will be time after work, weekends and holidays.
Beside card making, i also love to hands on scrapbook layouts, mixed media canvas, art journals and etc, but i only can do it when it's holiday.  That's all from me, you may check out my blog page @scrappingwithluv.blogspot.com for more details. See you.



Nina from Nina's Crafty Place
My name is Nina and I live in Slovenia with my husband and a baby boy. I started making cards about five years ago. Since then I'm making cards for my family and friends and I love every second of it. Especially I love making baby cards. I like playing with rubber stamps and my distress inks. 



Diane from Nellies Nest
Hi, I am Diane from my blog Nellie's Nest and am from the Great Lakes state of Michigan.  Playing with stamps and paper is one of my passions equally shared with my love of flower gardening and my pets! I have been paper crafting for many years now, am retired so I can even enjoy it more, as for a style, all I can say is I have none, as I am all over the place (much like I lead my life...lol)!  I want to thank Crafting by Designs for having me a guest designer.
Now how's that for inspiration!  This challenge is open until May 25
and please remember to follow a few rules:
1 - the projects you enter must be made by you
2 - the projects must be made during the period this 
challenge runs, so no back linking
3 - you can enter up to 3 projects for this challenge

We can't wait to see what you make!


UPDATE: MR. LINKY HAS 
BEEN FIXED - YAY!
HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE LEFT 
A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT
IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, PLEASE
RE-ENTER IT USING THE PROPER
LINK ABOVE OR IT CANNOT BE
COUNTED WHEN WE DRAW OUR 
WINNER.  THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING!